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BBC News - Entertainment & Arts

BBC News - Entertainment & Arts

Detroit director Kathryn Bigelow urges race talks

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 12:52:16 GMT

The director of a film about the 1967 riots says she wants to meet racism "head-on.

Hospital garden in Cambridge to honour Syd Barrett

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 12:07:02 GMT

Syd's Garden will be ''laced with clues'' about the Pink Floyd legend, according to childhood friend.

HBO social media hacked in latest cyber security breach

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 04:56:36 GMT

Entertainment firm HBO is facing another cyber breach, as it social media accounts are compromised.

BBC and Channel 4 in spat over Bake Off slot

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 15:35:46 GMT

The BBC accuses Channel 4 of a "cynical" move by going head-to-head with its new cooking show.

Matt LeBlanc: Top Gear to 'expand the comedy'

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 08:45:29 GMT

The presenter says they are aiming for a broader audience while remaining true to the show's "petrolhead nature".

Noel Gallagher to reopen Manchester Arena

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 07:00:25 GMT

Manchester Arena will reopen next month with a concert headlined by ex-Oasis star Noel Gallagher.

Charlottesville: John Boyega and Kathryn Bigelow react

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 00:03:52 GMT

The actor, who stars in a new film on Detroit's 1967 unrest, notes parallels with recent clashes.

In numbers: Who is the most successful James Bond?

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 05:34:50 GMT

How does Daniel Craig compare to the actors who have played 007 before him?

Spotify removes white supremacy music after events in Charlottesville

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 09:10:15 GMT

A number of bands are taken off the streaming service while more are being "reviewed".

The Beatles: Ringo Starr's modified boots up for auction

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 14:49:21 GMT

The Beatles drummer wore customised versions of the band's iconic footwear so he could perform on stage.

Are Adrian Mole's diaries still relevant?

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 23:17:12 GMT

Adrian Mole the musical has just opened to audiences but do the story-lines still pack a punch with today's adolescents?

Wichita Lineman: The unfinished song that became a classic

Wed, 09 Aug 2017 11:36:00 GMT

Why Glen Campbell's signature song was recorded before Jimmy Webb had finished writing it.

Kate Nash on Glow and 10 years of Made of Bricks

Sun, 13 Aug 2017 09:41:40 GMT

The singer and actress talks to Newsbeat 10 years since the release of her debut album and Glow being renewed for a second season.

Why the Taylor Swift case is significant

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 12:31:12 GMT

The pop star's actions are being seen as an inspiration for women to report groping.

Very weird things banned from music festivals

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 12:10:40 GMT

Reading and Leeds bans pineapples, adding to the list of weird stuff you can't take to festivals.

Game of Thrones star Peter Dinklage warns fans not to buy huskies

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 13:48:43 GMT

Peter Dinklage is telling fans to stop buying huskies, the dogs that resemble direwolves, as many are being abandoned.

Black pirate radio: The 'Robin Hoods' of music

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 19:38:52 GMT

Trevor Nelson, DJ Jazzie B and Gilles Peterson on the pirate radio boom of the 1980s.

Magazines: How print is surviving the digital age

Fri, 11 Aug 2017 23:33:05 GMT

The latest magazine sales figures are out - and they aren't as bleak as you might think.

Transgender people take centre stage at Edinburgh Fringe

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 17:21:09 GMT

At this year's Edinburgh Fringe the experiences of transgender people are increasingly prominent.

Liz Carr: Silent Witness actress in 'frightening' scissor attack

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 16:30:57 GMT

Silent Witness actress Liz Carr says she escaped the scissor attack "relatively unscathed".

Denise van Outen: Why I fell out with Johnny Vaughan

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 15:16:33 GMT

The stage and TV personality says she left the Big Breakfast show after the pair fell out over pay.

How white people, like Lady Gaga, can speak out online about racism

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 16:06:28 GMT

The singer faces criticism for tweets claiming that racial violence was nothing to do with most white Americans.

Belle and Sebastian drummer left in store car park for four hours

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 10:51:29 GMT

Belle and Sebastian's Richard Colburn sat in his pyjamas for four hours waiting for the tour bus to return.

Is J Balvin's Mi Gente the new Despacito?

Sun, 13 Aug 2017 23:33:51 GMT

Another Spanish-language song is dominating the streaming charts. We meet its singer, J Balvin.

Musical creator reveals Elvis's 'secret vice'

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 11:44:08 GMT

The creator of an Elvis musical reflects on the later period of the King's career

Tom Cruise injury halts Mission: Impossible filming

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 19:26:55 GMT

Paramount Pictures confirms that actor Tom Cruise broke his ankle during filming of a stunt.

Harold Prince: Celebrating the Prince of Broadway

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 07:03:41 GMT

The award winning director-producer reflects on his past work, Trump and the state of Broadway.

Chris Brown speaks about Rihanna assault

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 11:28:31 GMT

The singer recalls the moment he punched his then-girlfriend.

Are comedy double acts making a comeback?

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 00:10:12 GMT

Comedy and sketches for two are making a comeback at the Edinburgh Fringe festival.

Treatment after Boardmasters festival meningitis case

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 18:18:23 GMT

A sixth form student from Bristol fell ill at Boardmasters in Newquay.

Why Elvis is still earning a fortune

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 23:00:07 GMT

Why passing away has done little to deaden the commercial appeal of musical legends like Elvis and their entrepreneurial super fans.

BBC Radio 4 to launch female-led panel show

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 16:27:58 GMT

The show's creator says Where's The F In News will feature "a shedload of intelligent and funny women".

From cloakroom to centre stage

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 20:52:39 GMT

Milly Forrest moved from working a shift as an usher to leading lady after a soprano fell ill.

How safe is it to be a stunt performer?

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 15:52:25 GMT

Two stunt performers have died in recent accidents in the US, but what safety measures exist in the UK?

Bonnie Tyler to perform Total Eclipse during total eclipse

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 10:25:07 GMT

The singer's next performance also involves a cruise ship and one of the Jonas Brothers.