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BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jun 26, 2019

Douglas Fielding: Z Cars star dies aged 73
Tributes paid to Douglas Fielding, who also appeared in EastEnders.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jun 26, 2019

Michael Palin to produce Radio 4 specials for Monty Python birthday
The shows, part of a series of events, will feature "never-before-released material" from the archives.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jun 26, 2019

Spirited Away: Japanese anime trounces Toy Story 4 at China box office
The Japanese cartoon from 2001 made more than twice as much as Toy Story 4 over the weekend.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jun 26, 2019

Stereophonics replace Latitude headliners
Northern Irish rockers Snow Patrol pull out of a summer festival due to medical reasons.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jun 26, 2019

Cardi B pleads not guilty to assault
The rapper and two members of her team have been charged with 12 crimes each.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jun 26, 2019

50/50 gender balance pledge extended to more of the music industry
A scheme set up last year to rebalance the gender ratio at festivals has now been extended to more parts of the music industry.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jun 26, 2019

Kim Kardashian West's Kimono underwear meets Japanese backlash
The shapewear range is touted as inclusive, but Japanese people say the name disrespects tradition.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jun 25, 2019

Birmingham Rep photos shine spotlight on backstage world
An exhibition of 100 images takes theatre fans behind the scenes at Birmingham's Rep theatre.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jun 25, 2019

Michelle Obama and Stephen Fry help drive audiobook boom
Money spent on audiobooks in the UK rose by 43% in 2018, with Michelle Obama leading the way.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jun 25, 2019

Sheryl Crow: Universal Studios fire destroyed all my master tapes
The star says all her master tapes were destroyed in an "apocalyptic" 2008 blaze at Universal Studios.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jun 25, 2019

New Keeley Hawes 'honour killing' TV drama faces objections
Writers voice concerns about how ITV's Honour will portray the true story of an "honour killing".

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jun 25, 2019

Johnny Kingdom: TV wildlife presenter's death accidental
Johnny Kingdom died trying to move a log with a digger on his land in Devon, an inquest hears.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jun 25, 2019

ITV grilled over Jeremy Kyle lie detectors
MPs accuse the makers of ITV's axed Jeremy Kyle Show of being "irresponsible".

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jun 25, 2019

Etika: Body found in search for missing YouTuber
The gamer, who went missing last week, had uploaded a video describing suicidal thoughts.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jun 25, 2019

Etika: Body found in search is missing YouTuber
The gamer, who went missing last week, had uploaded a video describing suicidal thoughts.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jun 25, 2019

Jeremy Kyle Show: MPs criticise 'irresponsible' ITV over lie detectors
MPs accuse the makers of ITV's axed Jeremy Kyle Show of being "irresponsible".

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jun 25, 2019

Lexi Rabe: 7-year-old Avengers actress says 'please don't bully me'
In an Instagram video Lexi Rabe delivers a message to fans about approaching her in public.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jun 25, 2019

Jeremy Kyle Show: MPs criticise ITV over lie detectors
MPs accuse the makers of ITV's axed Jeremy Kyle Show of being "irresponsible".

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jun 25, 2019

Kabir Singh: Bollywood's misogyny problem is not new
Kabir Singh has been sharply criticised for its treatment of women, but it is a box office hit.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jun 25, 2019

Jussie Smollett: Police bodycam noose footage released
The 37-year-old ex-Empire actor is accused of staging a homophobic and racist attack on himself.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jun 24, 2019

Naomi Campbell on diversity, colourism and Windrush
The supermodel tells the BBC it is still a "big deal" to see a woman of colour on a magazine cover.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jun 24, 2019

Michael Jackson: The story of the troubled star's final day, 10 years on
The King of Pop died exactly 10 years ago, and we now know how the day unfolded.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jun 24, 2019

Gangnam: The scandal rocking the playground of K-pop
The BBC hears shocking allegations of drugging and rape inside South Korea's glamorous nightclub scene.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jun 24, 2019

Why Glastonbury has £10m in the bank
Running a music festival is challenging and not just because of the weather.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jun 24, 2019

Why Glastonbury has £10m stashed away
Running a music festival is challenging and not just because of the weather.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jun 24, 2019

Black Sabbath fan's living room rebuilt in museum
An exhibition of fans' devotion to Black Sabbath is part of a celebration of Heavy Metal in Birmingham.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jun 24, 2019

Missing YouTuber Etika's belongings found
The gamer, who has a strong following on YouTube, has now not been seen for five days.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jun 24, 2019

Popmaster: Coin toss decides Radio 2 quiz winner for first time
Host Ken Bruce resorted for the first time to flipping a coin after two competitors tied on points.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jun 24, 2019

Jaclyn Hill promises lipstick refunds to fans after 'contamination'
The YouTuber promises to refund all customers, including Alexandra, who got her make-up lab tested.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jun 24, 2019

Kylie sings Dancing with twins who lost mum to cancer
The pop star met the pair after a video of them singing her song Dancing to their dying mum went viral.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jun 24, 2019

Artists sue Universal for $100m over fire that destroyed thousands of recordings
Several prominent bands and musicians take action after learning a fire destroyed their music.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jun 24, 2019

Kylie surprises twins who lost their mum to cancer
The pop star surprised the girls by joining them in a rendition of their late mother's favourite song.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jun 24, 2019

Toy Story 4 breaks global box office record for animation
Fourth film in the long-running franchise takes $238m (£187m) but underperforms at the US box office.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jun 24, 2019

Glenn Frey's son helps the Eagles return
Three years after Glenn Frey died, the Eagles play at Wembley with a little family help.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jun 24, 2019

BET Awards: Stars pay tribute to Nipsey Hussle
The LA rapper was shot dead in March aged 33.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jun 24, 2019

Liam Gallagher: 'Oasis hasn't split up in my mind'
Former Oasis star shares his views on knife crime, politicians' drugs admissions and Love Island.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jun 24, 2019

Liam Gallagher: Knife crime fears for his children
Former Oasis star shares his views on crime and politicians' drugs admissions.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jun 23, 2019

'Sex and shopping' author Judith Krantz dies at 91
Her steamy bestselling novels feature young, beautiful heroines meeting rich, handsome men.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jun 23, 2019

What's happening in the news this week?
In which the gestation period of a white rhino is used to explain this week's news.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jun 23, 2019

Why Jessie J felt 'misunderstood'
The singer discusses how she's perceived by the public and her role as a coach on The Voice Kids.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jun 23, 2019

Jessie J on The Voice Kids and surviving fame
The singer discusses how she's perceived by the public and her role as a coach on The Voice Kids.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jun 23, 2019

Emily Eavis hopes for a greener Glastonbury festival
The festival's organiser hopes new rules will lead to the event being less harmful to the planet

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jun 23, 2019

Harwich Electric Palace cinema aims to reopen next year
The 107-year-old venue is undergoing asbestos removal and roof repairs in a near £1m project.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jun 23, 2019

Charles Dickens: Publisher made fortune from book imitations
The money making publisher of Oliver Twiss, Nickelas Nickelbery and Martin Guzzlewit is revealed in book.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jun 22, 2019

Heartbeat actor William Simons dies aged 79
Simons was best known for playing PC Alf Ventress in all 18 series of ITV's Sunday evening police drama.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jun 22, 2019

The play dispelling the British Vietnamese 'nail-bar' cliche
Summer Rolls tells of the tension between young British-born Mai and her immigrant parents.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jun 22, 2019

Sync or swim: How TV shows like Love Island are breaking new bands
Who needs Top of the Pops when shows like Love Island and Killing Eve are putting songs in the chart?

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jun 22, 2019

How TV syncs help singers swim up the charts
Who needs Top of the Pops when shows like Love Island and Killing Eve are putting songs in the chart?

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jun 22, 2019

BBC Cardiff Singer of the World won by Ukrainian baritone
The competition is held every two years and celebrates the opening of St David's Hall in 1983.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jun 22, 2019

Reviving Northern Ireland's poetry scene one poem at a time
Poetry slams, spoken word events and recitals. Why are so many young people turning to poetry?

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jun 22, 2019

Elton John awarded France's highest civilian award Legion d'Honneur
The British singer was described as a "melodic genius" by French President Emmanuel Macron.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jun 21, 2019

Cambridge language conference marks Game of Thrones lingo
From Klingon to Dothraki - Cambridge is hosting the Language Creation Society's UK convention.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jun 21, 2019

Mark Rylance resigns from RSC over BP sponsorship
The Royal Shakespeare Company says corporate sponsorship remains "an important part" of its funding.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jun 21, 2019

Bruce Springsteen beats Madonna to top UK album chart
Springsteen's Western Stars outsells Madame X to claim first place in this week's UK countdown.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jun 21, 2019

Cardi B charged with strip club assault
US rapper charged on multiple counts of assault for her alleged role in a New York bar brawl last year.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jun 21, 2019

Good Omens: Christian group petition Netflix over Amazon show
Return to Order mistakenly send Netflix 20,000-strong petition to pull the "blasphemous" Amazon show.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jun 21, 2019

Danny Boyle rules out more Trainspotting films 'at the moment'
Oscar-winning director Danny Boyle rules out a third instalment of the Trainspotting films.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jun 21, 2019

Danny Baker to revive show axed by BBC as a podcast
Sacked BBC broadcaster says he'll be back to "rule the world" in the New Year with twice-weekly show.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jun 21, 2019

'It's surreal': 80-year-old Ted tries virtual reality for first time
Pensioner Ted Waight gives his verdict on a sell-out immersive virtual reality exhibit which is about to begin a global tour.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jun 21, 2019

Take a VR trip inside a giant sequoia tree with 80-year-old Ted
Pensioner Ted Waight gives his verdict on an immersive virtual reality exhibit which takes viewers inside one of the world's biggest trees.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jun 20, 2019

John Malkovich stars in Harvey Weinstein-inspired play Bitter Wheat
The Hollywood actor takes the lead role in a new play dealing with the #MeToo movement.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jun 20, 2019

John Malkovich tackles 'difficult' Weinstein-inspired play
The Hollywood actor takes the lead role in a new play dealing with the #MeToo movement.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jun 20, 2019

Bradford Literature Festival boycott over anti-extremism cash
A poet says she is "alarmed" to find the Bradford Literature Festival receives Home Office funding.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jun 20, 2019

Bradford Literature Festival boycott over anti-terrorism cash
A poet says she is "alarmed" to find the Bradford Literature Festival receives Home Office funding.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jun 20, 2019

BBC to review vetting process after criticism of Tory leadership debate
It comes after criticism of the selection of guests on a Tory leadership debate programme.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jun 20, 2019

Man bailed after incident at UK Harry Potter studio
Police enquiries continue after a man was taken to hospital with a neck injury following an incident.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jun 20, 2019

Toy Story: How Buzz Lightyear keeps making millions
When the new Toy Story film opens on Friday, it is not just cinemas that will be hoping for a boost from sales.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jun 20, 2019

AlunaGeorge singer details sexual assault by industry figure
Singer Aluna Francis tells BBC podcast The Next Episode she was sexually assaulted by an unnamed music professional.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jun 20, 2019

Freddie Mercury: 'Lost' song Time Waits For No One premieres on Radio 2
The track features an unheard vocal performance from the late Queen star.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jun 20, 2019

Elijah Lawal: The author 'clapping back' on stereotypes
Author Elijah Lawal is encouraging readers to think about race and "call out stereotypes".

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jun 20, 2019

Why talking about race is 'like going to the dentist'
The author who says you have to tackle racial stereotypes because if you don't "things will just get worse".

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jun 20, 2019

Cassius' Philippe Zdar dies in accidental fall
Philippe Zdar, one half of of French dance duo Cassius, dies accidentally in Paris, his agent says.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jun 19, 2019

Clapping back against racial stereotypes
Elijah Lawal has written a book about "clapping back" against racial stereotypes.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jun 19, 2019

Metallica: Homeless charity 'blown away' by band's £40k donation
The chief executive of Coffee4Craig says he had "no idea" they were to receive the money.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jun 19, 2019

Man arrested after incident at Harry Potter studio
Police are called to Warner Brothers Studios after a man is taken to hospital with a neck injury.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jun 19, 2019

Van Gogh 'suicide gun' sold at auction
The gun sold for €162,000 - almost three times more than expected.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jun 19, 2019

Leadership debate: BBC defends vetting process after imam's tweets emerge
Abdullah Patel's controversial tweets have led to him being suspended by his employer and his mosque.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jun 19, 2019

Leadership debate: BBC defends vetting process after imam's tweets
Abdullah Patel's controversial tweets surfaced after he asked a question during the leadership debate.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jun 19, 2019

Bros brothers Luke and Matt Goss announce BBC Four return
Luke and Matt Goss will host a special night on the station that aired their fly-on-the-wall documentary.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jun 19, 2019

Record label admits 'heartbreaking' losses after warehouse fire
"Losing so much material is painful," says the British boss of Universal Music after a warehouse fire.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jun 18, 2019

Yesterday: Inside Danny Boyle's world without The Beatles
Danny Boyle's film cancels the Fab Four, but makes an actor of Ed Sheeran and a UK-Asian rock star.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jun 18, 2019

Yesterday: Which band would Boyle, Curtis, James and Patel erase from history?
The creators and stars of the new Beatles-free film on which act they would erase from musical history.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jun 18, 2019

Sudan: Young musicians' hopes and fears for the future
Young musicians in Khartoum talk to the BBC about their hopes following the military crackdown.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jun 18, 2019

Luton knife crime: 'Phoenix' sculpture made from 500 knives
The artwork has been made from knives handed into police "to provoke conversation" says organisers.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jun 18, 2019

BBC stars join appeal to find Eggheads photo left on bus
Ben Jones accidentally left the photo on a bus last month after buying it at a car boot sale.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jun 18, 2019

Himesh Patel: Yesterday film star discusses acting roots
Film star Himesh Patel on growing up and filming in his "home turf".

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jun 18, 2019

Bella Hadid apologises for 'offensive' photo
Model Bella Hadid says sorry as people take offence of a photo showing her boot facing Middle East aircraft

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jun 18, 2019

Marie Curie and Mariah Carey cake mix-up 'was a joke'
Colleagues baked a cake of the scientist instead of singer Mariah Carey as part of an ongoing joke.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jun 18, 2019

John Cusack apologises for anti-Semitic tweet
The actor said he "mistakenly" shared the image, believing it related to an Israeli hospital bombing.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jun 18, 2019

Yana Peel resigns from Serpentine Galleries
The boss of the Serpentine Galleries stands down after three years heading up the London institute.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jun 18, 2019

Jeremy Kyle declines DCMS inquiry appearance
TV host invited to appear before MPs investigating reality TV, following the death of a participant.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jun 18, 2019

Here's what happened at the MTV Movie Awards
Successful night too for "strong female characters" at the Movie & TV Awards.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jun 18, 2019

Instagram boss Adam Mosseri: 'We can't solve bullying on our own'
The company's boss Adam Mosseri tells Radio 1 Newsbeat he wants Instagram to be "less pressurised".

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jun 18, 2019

Love Island: Why so many Ofcom complaints?
Watchdog receives hundreds of complaints about Maura allegedly harassing Tommy and contestants' treatment of Lucie.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jun 18, 2019

Dave Mustaine: Megadeth frontman diagnosed with cancer
The metal band have cancelled most of their forthcoming tour as Dave Mustaine undergoes treatment.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jun 18, 2019

Lenny Kravitz jams with nine-year-old drummer
Nandi Bushell wowed the singer-songwriter when she posted videos of her skills on Instagram.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jun 17, 2019

The gondola-making sisters taking on Venetian tradition
Two sisters in Venice are trying to overturn the unwritten rule that gondolas are made by men.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jun 17, 2019

ITV bans all-male comedy writing teams
The broadcaster will no longer commission comedies that don't have any women in the writers' room.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jun 17, 2019

Danniella Westbrook: Drug-free EastEnders star 'to train as therapist'
Danniella Westbrook says she is drug and alcohol-free for the first time in years.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jun 17, 2019

Beatles movie: Star's 'amazing' time on Yesterday with Ed Sheeran and Danny Boyle
Yesterday's star talks of working with Ed Sheeran and Danny Boyle.

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