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BBC News - Entertainment & Arts

Strictly star Hamza can't wait for Scotland's home crowd roar

Fri, 03 Feb 2023 06:04:19 GMT

Hamza Yassin is expecting half of his Ardnamurchan community to turn up to see him dancing live on tour.

BBC News channel announces chief presenter line-up for revamp

Thu, 02 Feb 2023 12:08:20 GMT

The channel is being revamped following the merger of the two existing UK and worldwide channels.

BBC guest's phone keeps going off during interview

Wed, 01 Feb 2023 08:57:18 GMT

A former cabinet minister struggles to silence his phone while appearing on Newsnight.

Sam Smith 'truly overwhelmed' by number one album Gloria

Fri, 03 Feb 2023 17:59:04 GMT

The 30-year-old singer scores their third number one album, thanking fans for supporting them.

Oscar nominations 2023: Andrea Riseborough shock and other talking points

Tue, 24 Jan 2023 18:57:45 GMT

Andrea Riseborough's nomination for a low-budget drama is one of several to surprise awards pundits.

Paedophile pop star Gary Glitter freed from prison

Fri, 03 Feb 2023 15:04:48 GMT

The singer, whose real name is Paul Gadd, was jailed in 2015 for sexually abusing three schoolgirls.

Independent Venue Week: 'If you don't use it, you'll lose it'

Mon, 30 Jan 2023 06:11:21 GMT

The owner of a small venue explains the battles he and others face during in the cost of living crisis.

Eurovision 2023: All you need to know in under 50 seconds

Tue, 31 Jan 2023 06:46:59 GMT

How much does Eurovision cost and why is Liverpool hosting? Eurovision reporter Daniel Rosney explains.

Oscars 2023: Till director calls out 'misogyny towards Black women' after Oscars snub

Wed, 25 Jan 2023 13:26:11 GMT

Chinonye Chukwu, who wrote and directed Till, says industries are "committed to upholding whiteness".

Inside the Happy Valley house

Fri, 03 Feb 2023 18:39:17 GMT

As the final series draws to a close, the BBC gets a glimpse of the real life house of the Cawood clan.

Oscars 2023: Everything Everywhere All At Once leads nominations

Tue, 24 Jan 2023 16:28:17 GMT

Michelle Yeoh's Everything Everywhere All At Once is the frontrunner in the Hollywood awards.

Cheryl on her healthy nerves for West End theatre debut

Tue, 31 Jan 2023 18:13:10 GMT

The former Girls Aloud singer takes over from presenter Laura Whitmore in "2:22 A Ghost Story".

Oscars 2023: How to watch the nominated films

Fri, 27 Jan 2023 12:56:33 GMT

Aftersun, starring Paul Mescal, is among the films available to watch now in cinemas or on streaming.

James May calls Jeremy Clarkson's Meghan column 'too creepy'

Mon, 30 Jan 2023 16:24:07 GMT

The broadcaster says he would not have written the comments his colleague made about Meghan Markle.

Oscar nominations 2023: The full list

Tue, 24 Jan 2023 14:50:42 GMT

Find out which films, actors and directors are vying for a golden statuette.

Eurovision: Why is the UK hosting it and when is it on?

Tue, 31 Jan 2023 11:11:05 GMT

Around 160 million people from across the globe will watch the world's biggest song contest live from Liverpool on 13 May.

Oscars 2023: Actress Andrea Riseborough keeps nomination despite 'concerns'

Tue, 31 Jan 2023 23:09:01 GMT

The campaign for the British actress sparked a Hollywood debate after her surprise nomination.

From the archive: Lancashire 'emotional' about OBE

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 14:32:01 GMT

The actress says she's "slightly speechless" after receiving the honour from the Duke of Cambridge.

Guillermo del Toro says animated films are not just for kids

Tue, 24 Jan 2023 17:59:37 GMT

Filmmaker Guillermo del Toro has just received an Oscar nomination for his animated film Pinocchio.

Oscar nominations 2023: Brendan Fraser caps comeback with nod for The Whale

Tue, 24 Jan 2023 13:54:23 GMT

How the star of The Mummy and George of the Jungle returned from a decade in "the wilderness".

Happy Valley: Creator Sally Wainwright on the show's success

Fri, 03 Feb 2023 15:43:03 GMT

It was difficult to predict how audiences would respond, Sally Wainwright tells the BBC.

Pamela Anderson memoir bares soul on fame and heartbreak

Mon, 30 Jan 2023 23:51:15 GMT

The Baywatch legend opens up about her abusive childhood, her marriages, and that Kremlin meeting.

Andrea Riseborough: Oscar nomination to be reviewed by Academy

Mon, 30 Jan 2023 13:42:37 GMT

The Academy will review Andrea Riseborough's nomination amid discussions about her campaign.

Raye: 'My drug use got pretty deep and really dangerous'

Wed, 01 Feb 2023 14:09:44 GMT

The star, whose debut album was held in limbo for years, explains how she escaped her darkest days.

Zara Larsson: Why do celebrities wear offensive outfits?

Fri, 03 Feb 2023 08:56:25 GMT

Zara Larsson says she did not realise she was wearing an item linked to a neo-Nazi metal band.

James Norton: Happy Valley, secrets and the all-important ending

Tue, 24 Jan 2023 18:24:26 GMT

James Norton reflects on his role as criminal Tommy Lee Royce as the hit show nears it ending.

Oscars 2023: RRR's Naatu Naatu nomination makes history for India

Tue, 24 Jan 2023 15:20:00 GMT

The catchy number from the Indian film RRR has already won a Golden Globe and a Critics' Choice Award.

Bringing music to the masses... on a tram

Thu, 02 Feb 2023 13:53:11 GMT

Two French musicians brought a piano to entertain travellers in Nantes, France.

Eurovision 2023: John Lydon competing to represent Ireland in Liverpool

Fri, 03 Feb 2023 06:00:04 GMT

Six acts will compete on Irish TV, with the winner representing Ireland in Liverpool on 13 May.

Brendan Gleeson and Colin Farrell on Banshees of Inisherin

Fri, 21 Oct 2022 23:20:19 GMT

Brendan Gleeson and Colin Farrell star in The Banshees of Inisherin, Martin McDonagh's new comedy.

Nolly: Helena Bonham Carter on soaps, sexism and the death of cinema

Thu, 02 Feb 2023 03:59:49 GMT

The actress is "championing every woman of a certain age" by playing ex-Crossroads star Noele Gordon.

Losing Oldham Coliseum a dreadful blow, town's residents say

Fri, 03 Feb 2023 14:27:46 GMT

Oldham's residents react to the town's only professional theatre losing its Arts Council funding.

Happy Valley's Ryan: Rhys Connah on starring in hit TV drama then and now

Sun, 29 Jan 2023 00:49:46 GMT

Rhys Connah started as a child actor in the show. He talks about how things have changed a decade on.

Michelle Yeoh: Chinese fans rejoice at Oscar nomination

Wed, 25 Jan 2023 06:42:12 GMT

If she wins, Yeoh will become the first Asian woman to win Best Actress.

How a champion triathlete found cinema success

Sat, 14 Jan 2023 09:26:01 GMT

Scots athlete Lesley Paterson is a screenwriter behind All Quiet on the Western Front.

Paco Rabanne: Celebrated designer dies aged 88

Fri, 03 Feb 2023 15:07:16 GMT

Paco Rabanne, best known for his perfumes and fashion designs, dies at his home in France.