Press proposals for a Royal Charter to establish a new system of self-regulation have been rejected, the Culture Secretary has announced.
Maria Miller has said that theatre groups and other creative organisations need to work towards making money.
David Cameron gives his backing to Culture Secretary Maria Miller after a Parliamentary watchdog launches an investigation of her expenses.
Downing Street defended its communications director Craig Oliver after he raised the issue of Leveson press reforms in a telephone call to the editor of the Daily Telegraph about a story it was planning to run on the Culture Secretary's expense claims.
Mr Oliver reportedly told editor Tony Gallagher "she (Maria Miller) is looking at Leveson at the moment" during the call last Friday.
The Prime Minister's spokesman said: "The Secretary of State had some concerns about the way that investigation was conducted. She set those out in a letter to the editor.
"Craig Oliver was simply reflecting those concerns."
Asked why the issues were brought up together, he said: "I think the point was being made that she had been spending some time in dealing with those issues in recent days.
"But what we were doing was raising some concerns about the investigation on that particular story."
Maria Miller has confirmed to ITV News that her expenses have been audited twice and cleared twice after the Daily Telegraph reported she claimed £90,000 for the second home where her parents lived.
Maria Miller's aides have defended the Culture Secretary from the Daily Telegraph's claims over her use of taxpayer funds for a second home, with some questioning the timing of the newspaper report.
The aides said the minister's expenses have been audited twice and cleared both times.
Some noted the report from the Telegraph, which is far from supportive of legalising gay marriage, comes in advance of Ms Miller's statement to the Commons today on plans to legislate the same-sex union.
Equalities Minister Maria Miller has postponed planned TV interviews this morning on same-sex marriage.
It comes amid a report in The Daily Telegraph that the Cabinet minister, whose primary position is Culture Secretary, claimed more than £90,000 for a second home where her parents lived.
Culture Secretary Maria Miller says the cross-party talks over Lord Justice Leveson's proposals will continue on Thursday.
Leveson cross party talks continue on Thurs, confident good progress is being made.
More cross-party talks on implementing the recommendations of Lord Justice Leveson will take place on Monday, but below party leader level.
Culture Secretary Maria Miller, her Labour shadow Harriet Harman and Lord Wallace for the Liberal Democrats will take part in the talks.
The Culture Secretary Maria Miller is to meet all the national newspaper editors on Tuesday to warn them that they need to find a solution to press regulation that meets the requirements set out in the Leveson report.
Lord Justice Leveson rejected the proposals for enhanced self-regulation drawn up by Lord Black of Brentwood, chairman of the Press Standards Board of Finance and executive director of Telegraph Media Group and Lord Hunt of Wirral, the chairman of the Press Complaints Commission.
Culture Secretary Maria Miller has told Daybreak that the Government "have grave concerns putting in place a piece of legislation which could have the end result of giving a vehicle for undermining free speech in the long term."
The Culture Secretary tells the Commons that George Entwistle's pay off is hard to justify. She suggests that the National Audit Office could look at it.
Her shadow Harriet Harman says the BBC Trust cannot justify doubling the Director-General's payout.
She says Mr Entwistle should reflect on it and take only what he is entitled to in his contract.