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BBC Entertainment & Arts
Feb 16, 2019

The boy who taught himself to play
Student Nuradean Arreythe loved classical music so much he taught himself how to play, even though he doesn't read music or own a piano.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Feb 16, 2019

Bollywood's first major LGBTQ film
'How I Felt When I Saw That Girl' is the first major Indian film to focus on a same-sex relationship.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Feb 16, 2019

Oscars 2019: All awards will be shown live after backlash
The move reverses an earlier decision to give four awards during TV commercial breaks.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Feb 16, 2019

Only Fools and Horses: From Peckham to the West End
Del Boy, Rodney and Grandad swap Peckham for the West End stage as a musical adaptation of the sitcom opens.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Feb 16, 2019

Bruno Ganz, who played Hitler in Downfall, dies aged 77
The Swiss was an accomplished actor whose portrayal of Hitler spawned thousands of parodies online.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Feb 16, 2019

Jussie Smollett: Suspects held over attack on actor released
Police release without charge two men arrested in connection with the alleged attack on the actor.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Feb 15, 2019

Surviving R Kelly makers: 'This isn't where the story ends'
Two producers of the documentary speak to Radio 1 Newsbeat about the series' impact.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Feb 15, 2019

Long-nosed lover Cyrano returns to woo Paris in hit play Edmond
A half-British actor is the toast of Paris with his comedy Edmond - a new take on big-nosed Cyrano.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Feb 15, 2019

Meet The Favourite's Bafta-winning working mums
Production designers Fiona Crombie and Alice Felton discuss combining work, motherhood and creating the set for The Favourite.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Feb 15, 2019

Jussie Smollett: Brothers held over 'attack' on Empire actor
US police detain two Nigerian men, one of whom worked on Jussie Smollett's TV show Empire.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Feb 15, 2019

Ariana Grande: Thank U, Next singer breaks UK chart records
She is the first female artist to replace herself at number one in the UK chart. How did it happen?

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Feb 15, 2019

Ariana Grande: The Thank U, Next singer scores UK chart double
She is the first female artist to replace herself at number one in the UK chart. How did it happen?

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Feb 15, 2019

PewDiePie game ban lifted after controversy
Online multiplayer game Roblox has reinstated PewDiePie after banning the YouTuber for using his name.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Feb 15, 2019

PewDiePie: Roblox lifts ban after social media backlash
Online multiplayer game Roblox has reinstated PewDiePie after banning the YouTuber for using his name.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Feb 15, 2019

Oscars 2019: Nominated short tells of black teen who 'made friends with monsters'
Oscar-nominated short Black Sheep sees Cornelius Walker talk openly about his experiences of violence and prejudice.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Feb 15, 2019

Children learn secrets of performing stand-up comedy
Comedian Jay Lafferty teaches the youngsters how to make an audience laugh

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Feb 15, 2019

21 Savage 'accepts' he may be deported
21 Savage has given his first interview since being arrested by US immigration officials.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Feb 15, 2019

Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom 'get engaged'
The A-list couple pose for a Valentine's photo showing a rather large ring on Katy's hand.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Feb 15, 2019

Lady Gaga 'appalled' by music tattoo mistake on her wrist
The star was relieved when the missing fifth line from a tattoo of a music stave on her wrist was added.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Feb 15, 2019

Ryan Adams: FBI investigates sexually-explicit texts
The star's new album is also put on hold, after allegations of sexual misconduct surface in the US.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Feb 15, 2019

Obituary: Andrea Levy
Prize-winning novelist - who told the stories of the Windrush generation and their children - dies at 62.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Feb 15, 2019

Andrea Levy: Small Island and Long Song author dies aged 62
Sir Lenny Henry leads tributes to the writer, whose novels focused on race and the Windrush generation.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Feb 15, 2019

Andrea Levy: Small Island author dies aged 62
Levy was best known for books including the best-selling Small Island and The Long Song.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Feb 15, 2019

Andrew Neil exits This Week as show ends
BBC's late-night political programme will not return, as host Andrew Neil decides to step down.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Feb 15, 2019

John Legend on the Grammys boycott, gun control and becoming an EGOT
The star, whose new single is a plea for gun reform, debates the merits of a Grammy boycott.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Feb 15, 2019

John Legend on US gun culture: 'It's insane, it's radical and it's terrible'
The star, whose new single is a plea for gun reform, also debates the merits of a Grammy boycott.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Feb 15, 2019

John Legend: Grammys boycott 'doesn't fix the problem'
The star, whose new single is a plea for gun reform, wants to see more efforts to represent hip hop at the Grammys.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Feb 15, 2019

Ariana Grande: How the Thank U, Next singer reached 'peak popularity'
Her latest album is set to top the chart later, outselling the rest of the top five combined.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Feb 15, 2019

Jussie Smollett: 'No evidence' Empire actor attack was staged
Chicago Police say there's no evidence supporting reports the attack on Jussie Smollett was a hoax.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Feb 14, 2019

A tale of two Merlins: Sir Patrick's wizard transformation
Sir Patrick Stewart returns to Arthurian legend in The Kid Who Would Be King - wearing a Led Zeppelin T-shirt.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Feb 14, 2019

Casualty and Holby City to unite for crossover episodes
For the first time since 2005 the sister shows will unite for a two-part special.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Feb 14, 2019

Why one filmmaker has ditched digital
Mark Jenkin does things the hard way, using kitchen products to develop his films.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Feb 14, 2019

Call the Midwife: BBC in abortion advice row
As Call the Midwife tackles the issue, BBC Action Line users say there is no advice on abortion.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Feb 14, 2019

Pop star Rita Ora among £3.4m fraud victims
Accountant Andrew Munday admits defrauding high-profile clients, including the former X Factor judge.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Feb 14, 2019

YNW Melly: US rapper charged with double murder
YNW Melly, 19, is charged with shooting dead two other rappers, said to have been childhood friends.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Feb 14, 2019

Paddington returns as a TV series with the voice of Ben Whishaw
Ben Whishaw is set to voice the bear on the small screen.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Feb 14, 2019

Northampton singer VV Brown among £3.4m fraud victims
Accountant Andrew Munday admits defrauding high profile clients, including VV Brown.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Feb 14, 2019

Graham Norton and Alan Carr to judge RuPaul's Drag Race
Both chat show hosts are major fans of the show and will appear as rotating resident judges on a UK version.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Feb 14, 2019

So Far Gone, 10 years on: The rise and reign of Drake
A decade on from a career-changing mixtape, take a look at what made one of hip-hop's biggest names.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Feb 14, 2019

Oscars 2019: Cinematography nominations in pictures
The presentation of the 2019 Oscar for cinematography will not be shown live on TV - only online.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Feb 14, 2019

Beatles Great Yarmouth photo developed after 55 years
The forgotten photo of the Fab Four was rescued from the bin but has only just been developed.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Feb 14, 2019

Beatles Great Yarmouth photo printed after 55 years
The forgotten photo of the Fab Four was rescued from the bin but has only just been developed.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Feb 14, 2019

Oscars 2019: Stars object to awards ceremony change
Spike Lee, Martin Scorsese write open letter objecting to awards being given in commercial break.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Feb 14, 2019

Living With The Lams: CBBC in race row over children's show
Living With The Lams has been criticised for perpetuating racial stereotypes about Chinese people.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Feb 14, 2019

Ryan Adams accused of sexual misconduct by several women
The star has denied allegations, made by several women, of emotional abuse and sexual harassment.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Feb 13, 2019

Yesterday: First look at 6,000-extra Danny Boyle film
Thousands of members of the public feature in scenes from Danny Boyle and Richard Curtis's new film.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Feb 13, 2019

Frozen 2: Five questions from the trailer we just can't let go
The moody, dialogue free teaser for the sequel to Disney's mega-hit briefly features two new characters.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Feb 13, 2019

Strictly Come Dancing: Pasha's Strictly highlights
Pasha Kovalev announced he is leaving Strictly Come Dancing after "eight fantastic years".

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Feb 13, 2019

A winter's tale for Alaska's Shakespeare fans
Reading Shakespeare plays around the clock is one way to make Alaska's long and dark winters fly past.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Feb 13, 2019

Richard Hawley to co-write musical set in flats
He is a co-writer for the project and Standing at the Sky's Edge is named after one of his albums.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Feb 13, 2019

Dermot O'Leary quits as National Television Awards host
The X Factor and BBC Radio 2 presenter is stepping down after hosting the ceremony for a decade.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Feb 13, 2019

New York Fashion Week: 10 talking points
There were some politically charged moments among the 90s influenced suits and celeb appearances.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Feb 13, 2019

New York Fashion Week: Paris Hilston and 9 other talking points
There were some politically charged moments among the 90s influenced suits and celeb appearances.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Feb 13, 2019

New York Fashion Week: Paris Hilton and 9 other talking points
There were some politically charged moments among the 90s influenced suits and celeb appearances.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Feb 13, 2019

9 male celebrities who've talked about body image
Sam Smith is the latest to speak out about "body trauma".

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Feb 13, 2019

Sam Smith and 9 other male celebs on body image
Sam Smith is the latest to speak out about "body trauma".

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Feb 13, 2019

Pasha Kovalev leaves Strictly Come Dancing
The Russian dancer will be leaving the BBC show after 8 years of performing.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Feb 13, 2019

Lily James in All About Eve: No more Goody One-Shoe
The star of Cinderella and Mamma Mia 2 says she "loves playing the villain" in All About Eve.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Feb 13, 2019

Lily James on why being bad in All About Eve feels so good
The star of Cinderella and Mamma Mia 2 says she "loves playing the villain" in All About Eve.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Feb 13, 2019

Rich The Kid robbed at LA studio where Usher was recording
The rapper was held up by three men hours after he posed for Instagram holding bundles of bank notes.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Feb 12, 2019

Love Island's Jack tackles birdwatching for BBC show
Jack Fincham is joining forces with Springwatch presenter Chris Packham on Nature Dates.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Feb 12, 2019

A look back at the 'debacle' of 1989's hostless Oscars
As the Oscars prepare for a hostless ceremony, we go back 30 years to the last time this happened...

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Feb 12, 2019

Kings of the jungle on top in photo award
The winning pictures in this year's Wildlife Photographer of the Year People's Choice Award.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Feb 12, 2019

Crackdown on young celebs in gambling ads
Cartoon figures and young stars will be banned from many adverts in a bid to protect children.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Feb 12, 2019

21 Savage: Rapper wins release on bond ahead of US deportation hearing
The musician was arrested last week and held by US immigration officials over an expired visa.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Feb 12, 2019

Professor Green: Rapper fractures neck during seizure
The star calls off his UK tour after suffering three seizures just hours before the first show.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Feb 12, 2019

Doctor Who's Jodie Whittaker was told to change her look
The actress, who plays the thirteenth Doctor, was told to change her appearance early in her career.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Feb 12, 2019

Marvel revives notorious flop Howard the Duck for TV
Four new animated TV shows featuring some of Marvel's weirder characters will stream online.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Feb 12, 2019

Kevin Smith to write Marvel's Howard the Duck TV series
Four new animated TV shows featuring some of Marvel's weirder characters will stream online.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Feb 12, 2019

Forbes 30 Under 30: Letitia Wright and Tom Holland among UK names
UK stars from entertainment, media, finance and fashion are on the magazine's annual Europe list.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Feb 12, 2019

Chris Pratt denies claims that his church is anti-LGBTQ
He was criticised by actress Ellen Page on social media over his attendance at a church.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Feb 12, 2019

Katy Perry 'saddened' by blackface claims about her shoe range
The singer has removed two shoes from her range after complaints were made online about racism.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Feb 12, 2019

YouTuber Ally Law charged with stealing cup of tea
Ally Law claims "20 police officers" travelled for miles to arrest him over the missing beverage.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Feb 12, 2019

Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman to take on Comic Relief Danceathon
The Strictly presenters talk about their preparation - or lack of it - for the 24-hour challenge.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Feb 12, 2019

Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman will dance non-stop for Comic Relief
The Strictly presenters talk about their preparation - or lack of it - for the 24-hour challenge.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Feb 12, 2019

Tess and Claudia to take on Comic Relief Danceathon
The Strictly Come Dancing presenters will be taking on the 24-hour-challenge for Comic Relief.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Feb 12, 2019

Facebook and Google news should be regulated, Cairncross Review says
The tech giants should be overseen to ensure their news content is trustworthy, a major review recommends.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Feb 11, 2019

Desert Island Discs 'greatest radio show of all time'
Many of the 30 programmes in the poll selected by a panel industry experts are no longer broadcast.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Feb 11, 2019

BBC Scotland introduces news show The Nine
The BBC Scotland channel's flagship news programme has revealed the first picture of its talent line-up.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Feb 11, 2019

Catherine Wreford: The dancer with an 'invisible disease'
Catherine Wreford, 39, has a malignant brain tumour - but that isn't stopping her from performing.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Feb 11, 2019

Facebook and Google news should be regulated, report says
Google and Facebook should be overseen to ensure their news content is trustworthy, a report recommends.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Feb 11, 2019

Channel 4 rejects Michael Jackson estate complaint over documentary
The singer's family claim the Leaving Neverland documentary breaks programming guidelines.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Feb 11, 2019

Ricardo Boechat: Brazil news anchor dies in helicopter crash
Ricardo Boechat, one of Brazil's most famous journalists, was killed in the accident in São Paulo.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Feb 11, 2019

Cardi B: From stripper to Grammy award winner
From stripper to Grammy award winner Radio 1 Newsbeat looks at what you might not know about Cardi B.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Feb 11, 2019

Leila Slimani: Why I felt fear when I saw my newborn son
The French-Moroccan writer Leila Slimani on the challenges of motherhood.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Feb 11, 2019

I could crush a grape - Crackerjack is coming back
Sam and Mark will follow in Stu Francis's footsteps in a new version of the children's TV favourite.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Feb 11, 2019

Disney fans mock Will Smith's Genie in Aladdin
We have the first glimpse of the star as the blue Genie in the new live action Disney film.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Feb 11, 2019

Childish Gambino's This Is America makes Grammys history
This is America becomes the first rap track to win the best song and record of the year categories.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Feb 11, 2019

Cadet's mum: 'My son's life was not in vain'
The rapper's mum urges fans not to keep "pent up anger" inside them at a tribute event for her son.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Feb 11, 2019

Cadet's mum: My son's life was not in vain
The rapper's mum urges fans not to keep "pent up anger" inside them at a tribute event for her son.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Feb 11, 2019

Grammys 2019: Lady Gaga, Dua Lipa and Kacey Musgraves dominate
Dua Lipa wins best new artist and country star Kacey Musgraves gets best album at a female-first Grammys.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Feb 11, 2019

Gaga, Dua and Kacey Musgraves grab Grammy Awards
Dua Lipa wins best new artist and country star Kacey Musgraves gets best album at a female-first Grammys.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Feb 11, 2019

Liam Neeson thriller Cold Pursuit makes $11m at US box office
The actor's race remarks didn't seem to have a big impact on Cold Pursuit's box office takings.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Feb 11, 2019

Dua Lipa, Gaga and Michelle Obama: the best of the 2019 Grammys
Dua Lipa, Lady Gaga and Cardi B were among the winners of the 2019 Grammy awards.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Feb 11, 2019

The 2019 Grammys proved to be a great night for female musicians.
Dua Lipa, Lady Gaga and Cardi B were among the female winners of the 2019 Grammy awards.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Feb 11, 2019

Bafta win for vegan farmer who gave away herd
The vegan farmer gave away his beef herd to save it from the slaughterhouse.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Feb 11, 2019

Baftas 2019: Six things we learned at the film awards
Including how basketball helped Mahershala Ali become a better actor.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Feb 11, 2019

BBC on the Grammys red carpet
It's the biggest night in music in the US - see what the stars had to say on the Grammys red carpet.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Feb 11, 2019

Dua Lipa, Lady Gaga and Kacey Musgraves dominate Grammys
Dua Lipa wins best new artist and country star Kacey Musgraves gets best album at a female-first Grammys.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Feb 11, 2019

Grammys 2019: Dua Lipa, Lady Gaga and Kacey Musgraves dominate
Dua Lipa wins best new artist and country star Kacey Musgraves gets best album at a female-first Grammys.

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