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BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jul 22, 2018

Why Adam Hills is still waiting for The Last Leg's impact
Comic says the real effect of the show, which "accidentally" broke barriers, won't be felt until 2020.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jul 22, 2018

East Fife 4 Forfar 5 - comedy result finally comes true (sort of)
A penalty shootout in a Scottish League Cup tie finally produced the result that comedian Eric Morecambe predicted.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jul 22, 2018

French woman in Montmartre tightrope walk
Tatiana-Mosio Bongonga walked 35 metres off the ground in front of hundreds of people in Paris.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jul 22, 2018

Richard Bacon: Bug left me close to death for two days
Presenter tells how he was put in a coma with a mystery infection after becoming ill on a flight.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jul 22, 2018

Richard Bacon: 'The most shocking moment of my life'
TV and radio presenter Richard Bacon has told the BBC about the moment he was told he had to be put into a coma for at least a week.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jul 22, 2018

UKTV: Dave and Gold among channels dropped by Virgin Media
About 4m households using the cable firm can no longer watch shows such as Taskmaster and Red Dwarf.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jul 21, 2018

Your summer podcast guide: Why 2018 is the year of the 'podcast boom'
Why podcasts are gaining in popularity - and a guide to what you should be listening to this summer.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jul 21, 2018

TV star Sooty celebrates his 70th year
How a "cheeky little bear" rose to fame after his discovery 70 years ago on a Blackpool pier.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jul 21, 2018

James Gunn: Dave Bautista defends Guardians of the Galaxy director
Guardians of the Galaxy star Dave Bautista defends director James Gunn after he is fired by Disney.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jul 20, 2018

Mirjana Kika Milosevic uses make-up to turn herself invisible.
Mirjana Kika Milosevic's had over 56 million YouTube views painting herself in different optical illusions.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jul 20, 2018

Mirjana Kika Milosevic: Make-up to turn herself invisible
Mirjana Kika Milosevic's had over 56 million YouTube views painting herself in different optical illusions.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jul 20, 2018

Being a journalist in Sudan: I face mockery, rejection and harassment
A Sudanese photojournalist says she faces mockery and verbal harassment for working in the country as a woman.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jul 20, 2018

James Gunn: Guardians of the Galaxy director fired over offensive tweets
James Gunn will not film the franchise's third instalment after offensive old tweets resurfaced.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jul 20, 2018

Three Lions plummets out of the charts
The football anthem sets a new record for the fastest fall from number one - by an astonishing degree.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jul 20, 2018

Obituary: Adrian Cronauer - the real Good Morning, Vietnam DJ
Adrian Cronauer was a US air force sergeant and radio presenter, depicted (loosely) by the late Robin Williams.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jul 20, 2018

5 of the biggest Comic Con reveals
The huge television and film convention has come to San Diego and there have been plenty of spoilers...

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jul 20, 2018

5 of the biggest Comic-Con reveals
The huge television and film convention has come to San Diego and there have been plenty of spoilers...

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jul 20, 2018

Netflix's Insatiable faces backlash over 'fat-shaming'
Debby Ryan stars as an overweight teen named Patty.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jul 20, 2018

Is The Equalizer 2 just a 'middle-aged male fantasy?'
Denzel Washington returns for the sequel of the 80s reboot.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jul 20, 2018

9 stars who turned down great film roles
Emma Watson, Will Smith and seven other actors who passed on now-iconic movie roles.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jul 20, 2018

Radiohead demand answers over Toronto stage death
The band return to Toronto for the first time since the stage collapse that killed a member of their crew.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jul 20, 2018

XXXTentacion death: Four men charged with rapper's murder
They have been named as Dedrick Williams, 22, Michael Boatwright, 22, Trayvon Newsome, 20, and Robert Allen, 22.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jul 20, 2018

Colleen McCullough 'not coerced' over will
The widower of best-selling novelist Colleen McCullough wins a bitter dispute over her estate.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jul 20, 2018

Greg James posts emotional message as he swaps shows on Radio 1
The Radio 1 DJ tells fans he's "relied on them" as he leaves his afternoon slot to take over the Breakfast Show.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jul 20, 2018

Mamma Mia 2: Lily James on following in Meryl Streep's footsteps
Lily James talks about playing a young Meryl Streep in the sequel to the hit Abba musical.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jul 20, 2018

David Attenborough urges mass butterfly count
"Nature offers breathing space," he says, as he launches the world's biggest butterfly survey.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jul 20, 2018

Love Island: Zara Holland's mum says abuse is heartbreaking
Cheryl Hakeney says if she could go back in time she'd tell her daughter Zara Holland not to go on the show.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jul 20, 2018

Zara Holland on Love Island: 'Like being in a posh prison'
Former contestant Zara Holland talks about being on the show and how the experience impacted her health.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jul 19, 2018

Liam Gallagher urges brother Noel to bring back Oasis
The Wonderwall singer says he "forgives" his brother and it is time to bring back the Britpop band.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jul 19, 2018

Cadbury's Dairy Milk to offer low-sugar version
A new version of the famous bar will have almost a third less sugar, the owner of Cadbury announces

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jul 19, 2018

Owner of buried wedding ring found after online appeal
How do you solve a problem like a 'Maria' wedding ring? Get it up on Facebook, of course.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jul 19, 2018

Comcast backs down in fight for 21st Century Fox
The US media giant will concentrate on its Sky bid as Disney takes pole position for 21st Century Fox.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jul 19, 2018

Burberry burns bags, clothes and perfume worth millions
The fashion firm destroyed £28m of unwanted stock last year in a bid to protect its brand.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jul 19, 2018

Hugh Whitemore, Breaking the Code playwright, dies aged 82
The playwright was best known for works about such real-life figures as Churchill and Alan Turing.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jul 19, 2018

Alan Bennett play takes scalpel to NHS
Set in a Yorkshire hospital threatened with closure, Allelujah! is his first stage play since 2012.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jul 19, 2018

Sir Tom Jones postpones Chester show due to illness
It comes after the 78-year-old singer cancelled a show on Wednesday because of a bacterial infection.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jul 19, 2018

Actress Roxanne Pallett in stock car crash
The 35-year-old was airlifted to hospital in Hull after a stunt for her radio show went wrong.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jul 19, 2018

Richard Bacon out of hospital after coma scare
The former Blue Peter presenter says he is leaving hospital exactly two weeks after being admitted.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jul 19, 2018

'We should do a Stranger Things Prom'
Jules Buckley - the man behind the Grime and Ibiza Proms - talks about his latest plans.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jul 19, 2018

Why Jules Buckley is ripping up the Proms textbook
The man behind the Grime and Ibiza Proms says it's his "personal mission" to shake up perceptions.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jul 19, 2018

Hulk Hogan: Black WWE stars weigh in on his Hall of Fame reinstatement
Hulk Hogan was reinstated into the WWE Hall of Fame recently, after being removed for racist comments.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jul 19, 2018

Alesha Dixon and Jordan Banjo to host BBC talent show
The Greatest Dancer is a dance talent show and will be BBC One's newest Saturday night offering.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jul 19, 2018

Ryan Gosling astronaut film to open Venice Film Festival
First Man, directed by Damien Chazelle, also stars The Crown's Claire Foy.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jul 19, 2018

Ryan Gosling astronaut movie to open Venice Film Festival
First Man, directed by Damien Chazelle, also stars The Crown's Claire Foy.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jul 19, 2018

Cliff Richard: BBC would be 'crazy' to appeal against ruling
The former chairman of the BBC Trust, Lord Patten, said the broadcaster should "move on".

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jul 19, 2018

Cliff Richard: BBC would be 'crazy' to appeal ruling - former chairman
The former chairman of the BBC Trust, Lord Patten, said the BBC should "move on and not do it again".

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jul 18, 2018

The Sheffield estate where the garage has become an art gallery
A once-notorious housing estate in Sheffield is getting an art gallery - in its old garage block.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jul 18, 2018

2018 Riba Stirling shortlist in pictures
Six buildings have been selected for the shortlist of this year's prestigious Riba Stirling award.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jul 18, 2018

Nelson Mandela's cellmate reads a poem in honour of his friend
Nelson Mandela's cellmate Andrew Mlangeni reads a poem in honour of his friend.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jul 18, 2018

Cliff Richard: BBC bosses 'should carry the can'
"If heads roll then maybe it's because it was deserved," the singer says after winning his case against the BBC.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jul 18, 2018

Abstentionist Irish rebel MP finally enters Westminster
The painting forms part of the UK Parliament's Voice and Vote exhibition

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jul 18, 2018

ITN introduces Rooney rule to reduce BAME pay gap
The news organisation announces rule for one minority candidate to be interviewed for every future role.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jul 18, 2018

Is Dwayne Johnson's disabled role in Skyscraper 'offensive'?
BBC News speaks to disabled actors as the Hollywood representation debate widens.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jul 18, 2018

How David Bowie inspired a Fantasia stage show
A West End musical version of Disney's Fantasia film has surprising inspirations.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jul 18, 2018

Kurt Cobain's Northern Irish roots sparked exhibition
How a chance meeting with the late Nirvana singer's sister led to a "world first" Irish exhibition.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jul 18, 2018

Sir Cliff v BBC
The singer wins BBC privacy case at High Court but how did it get to this.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jul 18, 2018

Bohemian Rhapsody: 5 ways the Queen trailer rocked
The biopic touches upon the band's rise to fame as well as Freddie Mercury's sexuality and battle with Aids.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jul 18, 2018

7 shows that helped make Netflix so popular
We revisit the shows that made us put down the TV guide and pick up our laptops

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jul 18, 2018

Jeff Goldblum statue marks 25 years of Jurassic Park
The artwork has been commissioned to mark the 25th anniversary of the film Jurassic Park.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jul 18, 2018

Black Panther is getting a comic book spin-off
Award-winning novelist Nnedi Okorafor will write the new series about Black Panther's sister, Shuri.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jul 18, 2018

Black Panther's sister, Shuri, gets own Marvel comic series
Award-winning novelist Nnedi Okorafor will write the new series about Black Panther's sister, Shuri.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jul 18, 2018

Richard Bacon thanks wife on last day in hospital
Presenter says he was in a coma for "nine or 10 nights" after falling ill with suspected pneumonia.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jul 18, 2018

Cliff Richard: Singer wins BBC privacy case at High Court
The singer is awarded £210,000 in damages after the BBC breached his privacy with its reporting of a police raid at his home.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jul 18, 2018

Dr Bumbum: Brazil plastic surgeon on run after patient dies
The celebrity plastic surgeon vanished after a woman died following buttock enhancement injections.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jul 18, 2018

Sir Cliff Richard wins case against BBC
The singer is awarded £210,000 in damages after the BBC breached his privacy with its reporting of a police raid at his home.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jul 18, 2018

Elon Musk apologises to Thai cave diver for Twitter attack
The tech entrepreneur called a British cave diver in Thailand a "pedo guy" for mocking his mini-sub.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jul 18, 2018

First black Miss Universe GB on her historic win
Dee-Ann Kentish-Rogers is the first black woman to be chosen as Miss Universe Great Britain since the competition started in 1952.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jul 18, 2018

Miss Universe GB: First black winner Dee-Ann Kentish-Rogers on 'great achievement'
Dee-Ann Kentish-Rogers is the first black woman to be chosen as Miss Universe Great Britain since the competition started in 1952.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jul 18, 2018

Destiny's Child star seeking mental health help
The Destiny's Child singer has previously spoken about being depressed and "suicidal".

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jul 18, 2018

Cliff Richard: Ruling on singer's suing of the BBC due
Sir Cliff Richard is suing the BBC over coverage of a police raid on his home.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jul 17, 2018

YolanDa Brown reveals how she discovered 'Posh Reggae'
British saxophonist YolanDa Brown on how she created a new genre of music.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jul 17, 2018

The full, untold story of Now That's What I Call Music
The full, untold story of Now That's What I Call Music - by the people who made it.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jul 17, 2018

The story of how one compilation came to rule them all
The full, untold story of Now That's What I Call Music - by the people who made it.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jul 17, 2018

Now That's What I Call Music: How one compilation came to rule them all
The full, untold story of Now That's What I Call Music - by the people who made it.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jul 17, 2018

How a compilation series slayed the music industry
The full, untold story of Now That's What I Call Music - by the people who made it.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jul 17, 2018

'Netflix effect' poses challenge to British TV
Video streaming services now have more subscribers than traditional pay TV services in the UK.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jul 17, 2018

Rose gold: The fashion trend that just won't go away
Rose gold clothes, shoes, furniture, cars, weddings - why is this colour still so popular?

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jul 17, 2018

Brazilian plastic surgeon 'Dr Bumbum' on run after patient dies
The celebrity plastic surgeon vanished after a woman died following buttock enhancement injections.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jul 17, 2018

Batwoman: Lesbian comic hero to get TV series
The adaptation is to be the first live-action TV superhero series with an openly gay lead character.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jul 17, 2018

Louis Tomlinson and Robbie Williams named new judges on The X Factor
Robbie Williams will be joined on the panel by his wife Ayda Field and One Direction's Louis Tomlinson.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jul 17, 2018

Have Years & Years revealed the Bond theme?
Keyboard player Mikey Goldsmith lets slip a big secret on BBC Radio 5 live.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jul 17, 2018

Have Years & Years revealed who's doing the Bond theme?
Keyboard player Mikey Goldsmith lets slip a big secret on BBC Radio 5 live.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jul 17, 2018

Bollywood biopic in hot water over Sikh name
Sikh politicians criticise web series for using the name Kaur in the title.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jul 17, 2018

Tanyalee Davis 'humiliated' on train over disabled space
A comedian was asked to move her mobility scooter out of a disabled space on a train.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jul 17, 2018

BAME characters should be 'more central' in children's books
Ethnic minority characters should feature in more books and not be defined by their "otherness".

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jul 17, 2018

BAME children's books characters 'too oppressed'
Ethnic minority characters should feature in a wide variety of genres, rather than focusing on realism.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jul 17, 2018

Mamma Mia stars attend London premiere
Meryl Streep and Cher reveal why they wanted to be in the new Mamma Mia film.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jul 17, 2018

The stars of Mamma Mia film reveal whether or not the sequel is worth the 10-year wait.
Meryl Streep and Cher reveal why they wanted to be in the new Mamma Mia film.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jul 17, 2018

Annabelle Neilson, muse for Alexander McQueen, dies
The model, reality star and best friend of Kate Moss was found dead at her Chelsea home on Thursday.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jul 17, 2018

Duncan Jones to make Rogue Trooper film
Rebellion said director Duncan Jones had a "unique level of commitment and passion" for the character.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jul 17, 2018

Comedian 'humiliated' for using disabled space on train
Tanyalee Davis says a guard threatened to call police when she did not give up a disabled space.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jul 17, 2018

The Killers, Alt-J, Wolf Alice and co select their song of the summer
Latitude headliners The Killers, Alt-J and more honour the UK heat wave by naming their hottest hit of 2018 so far.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jul 17, 2018

The Killers, Alt-J, Wolf Alice and more select their song of the summer
Latitude headliners The Killers, Alt-J and other acts honour the UK heat wave by naming their hottest hit of 2018 so far.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jul 17, 2018

Song of the summer: The Killers, Alt-J & Wolf Alice pick theirs
Latitude headliners honour the UK heat wave by naming their hottest hit of 2018 so far.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jul 17, 2018

Song of the summer: The Killers, Alt-J and Wolf Alice decide
Latitude headliners honour the UK heat wave by naming their hottest hit of 2018 so far.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jul 17, 2018

Sacha Baron Cohen: More criticism and mixed reviews for star's new show
Who is America? is described as "urgently resonant" by one reviewer and "toothless" by another.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jul 17, 2018

Johnny Depp settles lawsuit with former management
The settlement resolves a case in which both sides blamed each other for Depp's money troubles.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jul 17, 2018

China's most expensive film pulled after opening weekend
Despite costing $112m to produce, fantasy epic Asura was withdrawn from cinemas after just one weekend.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jul 16, 2018

World Cup: Pussy Riot protesters jailed over pitch demonstration
Four anti-Putin activists ran onto the pitch in the World Cup final between France and Croatia.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jul 16, 2018

'How we made Now That's What I Call Music 100'
We go behind the scenes of Now 100 to find out why Dua Lipa made the tracklistng but Drake didn't...

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