BBC News Online charts some of the entertainment year's main events in pictures.
Crowe leads Gladiator to glory
March: Julia Roberts picks up best actress Oscar award for Erin Brockovich while Russell Crowe wins best actor for Gladiator.
Bridget Jones hits the silver screen
April: Colin Firth, Renee Zellweger and Hugh Grant prove a success in the big-screen adaptation of Bridget Jones's Diary
Bond bikini sells for £35,000
February: The bikini worn by Ursula Andress in the Bond movie Dr No sells for £35,000 at auction.
Creed lights up Turner prize
December: Controversial as ever, the Turner Prize is presented by Madonna to artist Martin Creed for his work entitled The Lights Going On and Off.
Paul and Helen: We're an item
July: The romance between Big Brother contestants Paul and Helen fascinates the nation as Brian Dowling goes on to become winner of the second series.
All eyes on Pearl Harbor première
May: A host of stars attend the gala opening of Pearl Harbor on board the USS John C Stennis but the critics savage the movie.
Young Daniel gets Potter part
August: The child stars of the first Harry Potter movie are named: They are Emma Watson, Daniel Radcliffe and Rupert Grint.
S Club boys 'sorry' after drugs bust
March: The three male members of S Club 7 are arrested for smoking cannabis in London's Covent Garden.
All over for Cruise and Kidman
February: The entertainment world is shocked to hear Hollywood couple Nicole Kidman and Tom Cruise are separating after 10 years of marriage.
Trafalgar Square sculpture unveiled
June: Rachel Whiteread's Monument - a water-clear resin cast of the inside of the granite plinth itself - is unveiled on the empty plinth at Trafalgar Square.
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