BBC News - Entertainment & Arts

BBC News - Entertainment & Arts

Strictly Come Dancing: Stacey Dooley joins line-up

Thu, 16 Aug 2018 15:42:56 GMT

The TV presenter and journalist becomes the eighth celebrity contestant to be confirmed so far.

Bryan Cranston and Aidan Turner up for Stage awards

Thu, 16 Aug 2018 00:29:34 GMT

Bryan Cranston and Aidan Turner have been nominated for their first appearances in the West End.

Sir Rod Stewart auctions furniture in Essex sale

Thu, 16 Aug 2018 07:50:34 GMT

A leopard print armchair and a figure of a banjo player are being sold in Sir Rod's "clear out".

Green Man festival in the Brecon Beacons to attract 25,000

Thu, 16 Aug 2018 08:13:19 GMT

Motorists are warned to expect heavier traffic in the area as the four-day festival kicks off.

Musician Stormzy on why he's funding university scholarships

Thu, 16 Aug 2018 13:56:57 GMT

The musician says he'll fund two black British students to go to the University of Cambridge.

Star Trek saga casts new Spock actor Ethan Peck

Wed, 15 Aug 2018 14:49:11 GMT

How will Ethan Peck compare to Leonard Nimoy and other actors who've played the pointy-eared science officer?

Celebrities warned over social media ads

Thu, 16 Aug 2018 10:04:53 GMT

The UK's competition watchdog launches an investigation into the world of celebrity endorsements.

Lena Dunham marks nine months since hysterectomy

Thu, 16 Aug 2018 15:28:16 GMT

It has been nine months since the actress had a total hysterectomy to remove her womb.

Sir Cliff Richard privacy case: 'Tough questions' for BBC over appeal decision

Wed, 15 Aug 2018 14:20:35 GMT

The corporation could now face scrutiny over how it managed the story and subsequent legal action.

Kanye West: I wasn't stumped by Kimmel's Trump question

Sun, 12 Aug 2018 03:16:33 GMT

The rapper responds after appearing lost for words when Jimmy Kimmel asked him about Donald Trump.

Aretha Franklin: Defected's Simon Dunmore on singer's longevity

Thu, 16 Aug 2018 16:40:19 GMT

Aretha Franklin's career spanned seven decades but how is her music still relevant in 2018? Owner of Defected Records, Simon Dunmore, explains.

Courtney Hadwin: British teen through to America's Got Talent semis

Thu, 16 Aug 2018 08:53:42 GMT

Courtney Hadwin wows the America's Got Talent quarter-finals - but some viewers are less impressed.

Cardi B to perform live for the first time since giving birth

Thu, 16 Aug 2018 08:40:17 GMT

It will be the rapper's first live performance since giving birth just over a month ago.

Akram Khan retires from solo dance shows

Thu, 16 Aug 2018 17:00:02 GMT

The dancer and choreographer Akram Khan says he is retiring from solo dance shows to spend more time with his children.

Liverpool refugee art memorial torn down again

Wed, 15 Aug 2018 19:24:49 GMT

The ripped remains will be left as a reminder of "systematic violence exercised against people".

Ariana Grande and James Corden re-enact Titanic

Tue, 14 Aug 2018 16:24:02 GMT

The Late Late Show skit features 13 songs in five minutes, and was completed in one take.

RIP Aretha Franklin: Five ways the Queen of Soul made history

Thu, 16 Aug 2018 14:11:02 GMT

From singing for Martin Luther King, to being declared a "natural resource" in her native Michigan.

Aretha Franklin: Tributes to the 'Queen of Soul'

Thu, 16 Aug 2018 21:04:41 GMT

The 'Queen of Soul' has died aged 76 and tributes from friends, musicians and politicians have been pouring in.

Sir Cliff Richard privacy case: BBC will not go to Court of Appeal

Wed, 15 Aug 2018 22:05:22 GMT

It will seek advice over how the ruling on its coverage of a police raid affects future reporting.

US Asians hire out cinemas to screen Crazy Rich Asians

Thu, 16 Aug 2018 16:15:55 GMT

Industry leaders paid for screenings to highlight the need for Asian representation in Hollywood.

Aretha Franklin: In her own words

Thu, 16 Aug 2018 14:19:20 GMT

The "Queen of Soul" has died in Detroit at the age of 76. The BBC looks back at a selection of her interviews.

Inside the Celebrity Big Brother 2018 house

Wed, 15 Aug 2018 09:48:34 GMT

We doubt anyone will feel claustrophobic in this year's plush pad.

WWE: Peyton Royce hits back at 'body shaming' Meltzer

Thu, 16 Aug 2018 20:28:06 GMT

WWE wrestler Peyton Royce criticises a journalist for his comments about her weight and appearance.

US media unite for free press campaign

Thu, 16 Aug 2018 14:46:50 GMT

Co-ordinated editorials appear in US media outlets to highlight the importance of a free press.

How Perrie from Little Mix is helping me learn to love my freckles

Wed, 15 Aug 2018 13:39:02 GMT

The Little Mix star is praised for sharing a photo of her freckles and saying she wants to "embrace them".

Madonna at 60: A colourful career in pictures

Thu, 16 Aug 2018 03:29:17 GMT

To mark Madonna's 60th birthday we take a look at the highlights and memorable moments of her life and career.

Obituary: Aretha Franklin

Thu, 16 Aug 2018 14:08:00 GMT

The singer, songwriter and musician whose powerful voice led to her being dubbed the Queen of Soul.

Handmaid's Tale: Was it right to take the series beyond the book?

Mon, 13 Aug 2018 13:07:47 GMT

How difficult is it to take a show like The Handmaid's Tale or Game of Thrones beyond the author's original creation?

Morgana King: Godfather actress and Jazz singer dies aged 87

Wed, 15 Aug 2018 12:19:50 GMT

Grammy-nominated Morgana King played Marlon Brando's wife Carmela Corleone in the Godfather trilogy.

A Bridge Too Far and five other films that left their inspirations fuming

Tue, 14 Aug 2018 16:16:42 GMT

A Bridge Too Far, The Social Network and other films that fell foul of the people who inspired them.

Theatre world needs a 'culture change' for parents

Wed, 15 Aug 2018 23:41:45 GMT

An artistic director took her baby to rehearsals while directing a critically-acclaimed play.

Aretha Franklin: A life in pictures

Thu, 16 Aug 2018 14:09:29 GMT

Images from the life and career of the soul music legend, who has died in Detroit at the age of 76.

Aretha Franklin sings at Obama inauguration

Thu, 16 Aug 2018 14:55:53 GMT

Aretha Franklin, who has died in Detroit at the age of 76, sang at Barack Obama's inauguration in 2009.

Fortnite used by company for job interviews

Tue, 14 Aug 2018 14:09:10 GMT

An advertising agency is conducting job interviews in the video game Fortnite.

Peterloo: London festival film to premiere - in Manchester

Thu, 16 Aug 2018 10:35:22 GMT

Mike Leigh's film Peterloo will have the London Film Festival's first premiere outside the capital.

Stormzy launches Cambridge scholarship for black students

Thu, 16 Aug 2018 11:46:41 GMT

The grime MC is helping to fund two black students going to Cambridge this year.

Aretha Franklin: Tributes flow in for Queen of Soul

Thu, 16 Aug 2018 20:43:02 GMT

The preacher's daughter who became an American soul music legend has died at the age of 76.

Why Brexit is getting laughs at the Edinburgh Fringe

Tue, 14 Aug 2018 04:31:27 GMT

The Edinburgh festival known for its comedy is finding plenty of humour in the political hot potato.

Scarlett Johansson is world's best-paid actress, Forbes says

Thu, 16 Aug 2018 16:48:39 GMT

The Black Widow is the current queen of Hollywood, according to Forbes magazine.

Madonna at 60: The Queen of Pop in seven charts

Wed, 15 Aug 2018 07:55:11 GMT

What can a look at the numbers tell us about Madonna and her career?