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?