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BBC Entertainment & Arts
May 27, 2020

Claire Foy and Matt Smith to reunite in empty theatre
The socially-distanced play, featuring The Crown actors, will be streamed live from the Old Vic.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
May 27, 2020

Sky Q kicks off HDR support starting with on-demand nature shows
The broadcaster's new HDR experience will be available to Sky Q customers with certain set-top boxes.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
May 27, 2020

Chrissy Teigen posts decision to remove breast implants
"I'm getting my boobs out!" she posted on social media, winning praise for her honest explanation.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
May 27, 2020

California sues Disney and CBS over Criminal Minds harassment claims
A cinematographer on the TV drama was allowed to grope male crew members, a US legal action alleges.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
May 27, 2020

Coronavirus: Apprentice star's firm rebuked over Covid-19 ads
Watchdog said Revival Shots had suggested its rehydration sachets could help treat the disease.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
May 27, 2020

Man charged over deadly fire at Kyoto animation studio
The arson attack killed 36 people at the Kyoto Animation headquarters in Japan last July.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
May 27, 2020

Man charged over deadly Kyoto animation studio fire
The arson attack killed 36 people, but Shinji Aoba was too badly burned to be detained until now.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
May 27, 2020

Mexico: Roma director Alfonso Cuarón makes plea for domestic workers
He says domestic workers laid of during the Covid-19 pandemic should continue to receive pay.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
May 26, 2020

Coronavirus: Apprentice star's ads banned over Covid-19 claims
Watchdog said Revival Shots had suggested its rehydration sachets could help treat the disease.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
May 26, 2020

TV host Jimmy Fallon 'very sorry' for 2000 blackface skit
The NBC's Tonight Show host called his depiction of comedian Chris Rock "unquestionably offensive".

BBC Entertainment & Arts
May 26, 2020

US host Jimmy Fallon 'sorry' for blackface skit
The NBC's Tonight Show host called his depiction of comedian Chris Rock "unquestionably offensive".

BBC Entertainment & Arts
May 26, 2020

Soul Boy: The teen who found a home on the dancefloor
Anthony Flavin spent most of his life in care - a turning point was finding soul on the dancefloor.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
May 26, 2020

Denmark embraces live music drive-ins
Mads Langer performs a drive-in concert for music fans in Copenhagen while social distancing.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
May 26, 2020

Glastonbury: BBC to air classic sets in festival's absence
The corporation will air historic sets after the festival was cancelled amid the coronavirus pandemic.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
May 26, 2020

Warner Music Group eyes $13.2bn valuation
The firm, owned by billionaire Len Blavatnik, is planning a flotation on the Nasdaq exchange.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
May 26, 2020

Coronavirus: Sneakbo criticised over Aylesbury lockdown video
Police say officers "encouraged" those involved to "comply with social distancing guidelines".

BBC Entertainment & Arts
May 26, 2020

JK Rowling surprises fans with 'political fairytale'
The Ickabog is her first non-Harry Potter children's story, and will be published in instalments.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
May 26, 2020

JK Rowling unveils The Ickabog, her first non-Harry Potter children's book
The Ickabog is her first non-Harry Potter children's story, and will be published in instalments.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
May 26, 2020

Coronavirus: Music stars to lead Greater Manchester doorstep sing-along
The seven-song event will celebrate the community spirit shown during lockdown, organisers say.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
May 26, 2020

JK Rowling unveils first non-Harry Potter children's book
The Ickabog is her first non-Harry Potter children's story, and will be published in instalments.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
May 26, 2020

Gucci fashion shows go 'seasonless' to reduce waste
The major label is moving to only two "seasonless" collections saying clothes need a longer life.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
May 26, 2020

Turner Prize 2020 axed and replaced by £100k fund for struggling artists
The often controversial prize is replaced by bursaries worth £100,000 to help struggling artists.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
May 26, 2020

Doja Cat denies 'stripping for white supremacists' and using racist insults
The rapper denies participating in racist chatrooms and apologises for offensive lyrics from 2015.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
May 26, 2020

Scrubs: A sitcom that's actually aged well?
We ask the sitcom's stars how well it holds up 20 years on.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
May 26, 2020

Zara Abid: Model presumed dead in Pakistan plane crash abused online
Zara Abid, 28, was being mourned by friends and family, but then trolls began abusing her legacy online.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
May 25, 2020

Coronavirus: Artist adds Queen in face mask to collection
Emelie Hryhoruk said We Will Meet Again "shows everyone is vulnerable no matter who they are".

BBC Entertainment & Arts
May 25, 2020

Coronavirus: Southbank Centre could be closed until 2021
The centre, which includes the Royal Festival Hall venue, has been shut since 17 March

BBC Entertainment & Arts
May 25, 2020

Brian May says he was 'very near death' after a heart attack
The Queen guitarist says he was "shocked" to discover he needed surgery and was "very near death".

BBC Entertainment & Arts
May 25, 2020

The Archers returns with a lockdown twist
The stars of Radio 4's soap opera have been recording at home, after weeks of scripts were scrapped.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
May 25, 2020

Prince Charles issues warning on the arts
The Prince says it is important that theatres and orchestras flourish after the coronavirus.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
May 24, 2020

Tony Hall: The BBC should have roots across the nation
The Director General of the BBC says the corporation has played a vital role during the coronavirus pandemic.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
May 24, 2020

Lord Hall: People have turned to BBC 'in their droves' during pandemic
The director general of the BBC says its audience has continued to grow during the Covid-19 pandemic

BBC Entertainment & Arts
May 23, 2020

UK film and TV: 'Expect lots of dramas in space or under the sea'
A producer, screenwriter, and union leader foresee "creative changes" for the film and TV industry.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
May 23, 2020

Howard Jacobson: 'My mother made a dash for it'
When Howard Jacobson's mother died this month there could be no big family funeral - but then she never wanted to be a bother to anyone.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
May 23, 2020

Coronavirus: The 3D artists helping fashion through Covid-19
British artist Harriet Davey is among the CGI artists creating virtual models for fashion shows.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
May 23, 2020

Author Michael Rosen out of intensive care, wife says
The former Children's Laureate was admitted to hospital in London eight weeks ago.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
May 23, 2020

Hana Kimura: Netflix star and Japanese wrestler dies at 22
The wrestler turned Netflix Reality TV personality had posted about online bullying before she died.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
May 22, 2020

Coronavirus: Singer Niamh McAllister says 'keep your passion alive' in lockdown
A singer and publican advises those struggling with mental health after losing all her income.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
May 22, 2020

Goldie Hawn: 'Tell children the truth about coronavirus'
Actor tells 5 Live why she thinks it's important to be honest with children when talking about the pandemic.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
May 22, 2020

Coronavirus: Eavesdropping on a W1A lockdown Zoom meeting
The cast and writer of W1A have reunited for a one-off Zoom meeting to "cheer people up" during lockdown.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
May 22, 2020

Mory Kanté: African music star dies aged 70
The singer, who helped bring African music to world audiences with hits like Yéké Yéké, dies in Guinea.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
May 22, 2020

Hadley's delight after 'mispronunciation row' resolved
The singer explains how he intervened when a Singapore radio station refused to give a $10,000 prize to a caller.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
May 22, 2020

Tony Slattery 'moved' by reaction to documentary
What's the Matter with Tony Slattery? tackled depression, addiction, abuse, love and laughter.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
May 22, 2020

Tenet: Trailer for Christopher Nolan film arrives minus release date
Christopher Nolan's time-bending action espionage film was launched on the video game Fortnite.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
May 22, 2020

Pop stars pose on their doorsteps for lockdown project
Mel C, Rag N' Bone Man and Joy Crookes tell the BBC what they've been up to for the last eight weeks.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
May 22, 2020

Lana Del Rey responds to accusations of racism
The singer named several women of colour while making a point about music industry double standards.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
May 22, 2020

Lesley Manville: 'Most actors are not loaded'
The Mum and Phantom Thread star has delivered a monologue to raise funds for out-of-work colleagues.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
May 22, 2020

Singapore quizzer finally wins $10k after Tony Hadley's message
Muhammad Shalehan was originally denied the prize as judges claimed he mispronounced "Tony Hadley".

BBC Entertainment & Arts
May 21, 2020

Haim: 'We'd be taken more seriously if we were brooding and aggressive'
They may be festival headliners, but LA sisters Haim say people underestimate them as a band.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
May 21, 2020

Keith Urban on his lockdown drive-in concert
The US country music star performed to healthcare workers in their cars in Tennessee.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
May 21, 2020

Coronavirus: Northern Ballet 'loses £1m due to pandemic'
Northern Ballet is celebrating its 50th anniversary but box office income has been hit by the crisis.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
May 21, 2020

Lori Loughlin: US actress to plead guilty in college cheating scam
Full House star Lori Loughlin and her husband will plead guilty in the college admissions scandal.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
May 21, 2020

Emmerdale to show characters dealing with lockdown
The soap has begun its "phased return to filming", after coming to a halt in March due to Covid-19.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
May 21, 2020

Phone hacking: BBC director general candidate accused of destroying evidence
Will Lewis denies allegations he helped conceal evidence of phone hacking at News Group Newspapers.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
May 21, 2020

ABC figures: Newspapers will no longer have to publish sales
Industry body ABC said publishers were growing concerned about a "negative narrative of decline".

BBC Entertainment & Arts
May 21, 2020

Lana Del Rey: 'I'm not glamorising abuse'
The star says she resents people implying her lyrics are anti-feminist.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
May 21, 2020

Ariana Grande reflects on Manchester bombing ahead of anniversary
The pop star sends a heartfelt message to fans as the third anniversary of the tragedy approaches.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
May 21, 2020

KSI on fighting Jake Paul: 'I need to humble him'
YouTuber KSI told BBC Radio 5 Live that a potential boxing match with Jake Paul' needs to happen'.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
May 21, 2020

Spandau Ballet, a radio quiz, one syllable - and a $10,000 riddle
When a Singaporean quizzer lost a huge cash prize over one syllable, he got some unlikely help.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
May 21, 2020

Tony Hadley, a radio quiz, one syllable - and a $10,000 riddle
When a Singaporean quizzer lost a huge cash prize over one syllable, he got some unlikely help.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
May 20, 2020

Zack Snyder's Justice League re-cut headed for HBO Max
The announcement comes a week ahead of the launch of the new HBO streaming service.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
May 20, 2020

‘I wrote my wife a poem every day for 25 years'
Actor Peter Gordon raises the bar for romantic gestures.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
May 20, 2020

Lockdown: South African actors create a hit online soap opera
A group of South African actors in lockdown are making a hit online soap opera from their homes.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
May 20, 2020

Ruby Rose leaves Batwoman - and other stars who exited major roles
Ruby Rose's departure from Batwoman is the latest in a string of actors who have exited big roles.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
May 20, 2020

Why Joe Rogan's exclusive Spotify deal matters
His popular show, The Joe Rogan Experience, will soon be removed from all other platforms.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
May 20, 2020

Joe Rogan signs with Spotify in major and exclusive podcast deal
His popular show, The Joe Rogan Experience, will soon be removed from all other platforms.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
May 20, 2020

Alan Ayckbourn: Streaming 'just isn't theatre'
The playwright says "you might as well be watching TV" as closed venues turn to streaming shows.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
May 19, 2020

My Chemical Romance's Mikey: Lockdown is 'just a pause button'
My Chemical Romance had a comeback scheduled for 2020, but bassist Mikey says fans shouldn't panic.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
May 19, 2020

BBC Three could return as an on-air channel
The BBC says it is "considering the case" for returning the channel to "linear television."

BBC Entertainment & Arts
May 19, 2020

BBC launches tool for joint lockdown viewing
BBC Together lets you watch or listen to BBC content with friends and family despite being apart.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
May 19, 2020

Glastonbury Festival fan paints iconic scenes on body
Lisa Davies finds an iconic view of the festival, reverses the image and then paints it on her body.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
May 19, 2020

Coronavirus: Travis McCready plays America's first gig in months
Fans wore masks and had their temperatures taken before watching the show in Arkansas.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
May 19, 2020

Coronavirus: Neil Gaiman sorry for making 11,000-mile trip
Good Omens author Neil Gaiman writes apology for making trip from New Zealand to Scotland.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
May 19, 2020

BBC Breakfast's Carol Kirkwood injured in bike accident
The BBC weather presenter returns to work and thanks the emergency services who helped her.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
May 19, 2020

Twilight actor Gregory Tyree Boyce and girlfriend Natalie Adepoju found dead
Gregory Tyree Boyce played Tyler, who almost crushed Bella in the first Twilight film in 2008.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
May 19, 2020

Feud erupts over Ariana Grande and Justin Bieber's US chart position
Rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine claims the stars bought their way to number one, prompting angry denials.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
May 18, 2020

Netflix's Hollywood: Peg Entwistle tragedy made into drama
From Broad Street, Port Talbot, to Broadway, New York. - and a tragic end under the Hollywood sign.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
May 18, 2020

Shakespeare's Globe theatre calls for urgent funds to avoid insolvency
The London venue says the pandemic has been "financially devastating and could even be terminal".

BBC Entertainment & Arts
May 18, 2020

Leo DiCaprio joins gorilla park campaign after attack
Twelve rangers were killed in an attack on Virunga National Park in DR Congo last month.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
May 18, 2020

Leonardo DiCaprio joins DR Congo gorilla park campaign after attack
Twelve rangers were killed in an attack on Virunga National Park in DR Congo last month.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
May 18, 2020

Green screens and social distancing - TV industry publishes guidelines to resume filming
More green screens and socially distanced actors will be the norm when cameras start rolling again.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
May 18, 2020

Reese Witherspoon pays tribute to 'vibrant' director
Lynn Shelton died at the age of 54 as a result of a previously unidentified blood disorder.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
May 18, 2020

Coronavirus: Neil Gaiman spoken to by police after 11,000-mile trip
Good Omens author Neil Gaiman travelled from New Zealand to "isolate" on the Isle of Skye.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
May 18, 2020

Coronavirus: Hay Festival goes ahead online with £350k donations
Hay-on-Wye will not welcome 280,000 visitors this year, with the literary event running online.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
May 18, 2020

Just Sam: American Idol crowns first ever 'at home' winner
Just Sam was alone in lockdown in California when she sang in the finale - and celebrated her win.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
May 18, 2020

TV comic's 'shame' at ridiculing footballer's looks
Former Manchester United midfielder Luke Chadwick talks about being mocked for his looks and how it affected his mental health.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
May 18, 2020

The Big Flower Fight: 'It sounds mad, it is mad'
You won't find anything created on this show in your local garden centre, that's for sure.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
May 17, 2020

How live entertainment is evolving online to be a lifeline in lockdown
Creative minds are coming up with new ideas to give us back some of the human connection we've lost.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
May 17, 2020

Coronavirus: Live entertainment is evolving online to be a lifeline
Creative minds are coming up with new ideas to give us back some of the human connection we've lost.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
May 17, 2020

Coronavirus: Who is behind Glasgow's Covid street art?
The pandemic has inspired a new wave of street art on the walls of Glasgow city centre.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
May 17, 2020

Barbara Hepworth workshop gets listed status
The sculptor used the space opposite her home to create prototypes of major commissions.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
May 17, 2020

Barbara Hepworth's St Ives workshop gets listed status
The sculptor used the space opposite her home to create prototypes of major commissions.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
May 17, 2020

Normal People decoded: Grinds, Debs and shifting
We unpack some of the Irish slang that may have passed you by in the much-loved BBC Three series.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
May 17, 2020

Coronavirus: Barack Obama and Lebron James congratulate US graduates
Many schools in the US have had to cancel graduation ceremonies, so famous faces have sent the students messages.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
May 17, 2020

Line of Duty team on life under lockdown
Writer Jed Mercurio and actor Vicky McClure on the show's prospects and why they made a charity promo.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
May 17, 2020

Coronavirus: UCC fashion students turn to Instagram for graduation show
Students from University Centre Colchester were due to stage a graduation fashion show this month.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
May 16, 2020

Plinofficial: Russian rapper who loved dollars arrested by FBI
How a young rapper from Siberia became the subject of an FBI probe into global cybercriminals.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
May 16, 2020

Plinofficial: The downfall of a Russian rapper who loved dollars
How did a young Russian rapper become accused by the FBI of working with global cybercriminals?

BBC Entertainment & Arts
May 16, 2020

Actor Leslie Jordan on his lockdown Instagram fame
The Emmy Award-winning star's videos have helped him to hit more than four million followers.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
May 16, 2020

Eurovision 2020: Highlights from celebration show, Europe Shine A Light
Eurovision stars come together on the night that this year's cancelled contest would have taken place.

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