Technological revolutions can change the way pop songs are written. In 1949, RCA Records introduced a new 45rpm record made of vinyl instead of the more brittle and fragile shellac that 78rpm records were made of. There was one big caveat – it could only hold about three minutes of music. The pop single as we know it was born, the equivalent of 99-cent download song of its day.

The Prodigy's Keith Flint has died at the age of 49.

Gwyneth Paltrow almost snubbed her Oscar-winning role in Shakespeare in Love because she was so distraught over her 1997 split from former fiance Brad Pitt.

Real-f, based in Otsu, Japan, has pioneered the production of some uncannily lifelike masks.

A Banksy mural which appeared overnight in a Welsh steel town this week is under 24-hour guard to manage crowds flocking to see it.

Taylor Swift and James Corden's roles in the forthcoming Cats movie have been revealed after months of guesswork.

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