Oscars 2016: Creed nominee Sylvester Stallone thought twice about going to awards

Sylvester Stallone, thrilled to be back as an Oscar contender for the first time in 40 years, said on 8 February he had thought twice about taking part in the Oscar ceremony, because of the uproar over the scarcity of black talent in the contest. Stallone, 69, is the only person from the boxing movie Creed to be nominated for an Oscar, although the film stars African-American Michael B Jordan and was directed and written by Ryan Coogler, who also is black. Feb 9, 2016

Lock of John Lennons hair set for auction

A special Beatles fan could own literally a piece of John Lennon, as a US auction house prepares to sell, what they have authenticated as, a lock of the singers hair. Heritage Auctions, who will sell the clump of hair on 20 February, in Dallas, Texas, said it comes from a hairdresser who trimmed Lennons hair in 1966 Germany, before he filmed the movie, How I Won the War. Feb 9, 2016