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BBC Entertainment & Arts
Dec 06, 2022

Matt Lucas ends run as Great British Bake Off host
The presenter leaves the tent after three series helping oversee signature bakes and technical tasks.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Dec 06, 2022

Avatar: The Way of Water world premiere takes place in London
Everything you need to know about director James Cameron's long-awaited second trip to Pandora.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Dec 06, 2022

Emmy-winning actress Kirstie Alley dies of cancer at 71
She starred in the hit American sitcom Cheers as well as appearing in films such as Look Who's Talking.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Dec 06, 2022

Watch pupils shock as they learn they will sing to the King
Video captures the surprise and excitement of a choir as it is told about a special performance.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Dec 06, 2022

Chase & Status: People will always find a way to dance
The duo are being recognised by Radio 1 for their outstanding contribution to dance music.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Dec 06, 2022

TV Rain: Latvia shuts down Russian broadcaster over Ukraine war coverage
Russia's last independent TV channel denies voicing support for the invasion of Ukraine.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Dec 06, 2022

Louis Theroux's Jiggle Jiggle was one of TikTok's top songs of 2022
The documentary maker scored a surprise hit with a rap freestyle he originally recorded in 2000.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Dec 06, 2022

Harry and Meghan's Netflix trailers criticised over 'misleading' clips
There are at least five allegations of footage or stills being used in editorially questionable ways.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Dec 06, 2022

The Lathums to go back to pubs for album shows
Wigan's indie stars say they are "buzzing" to return to pub stages for a new album launch.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Dec 06, 2022

Lady Gaga dog walker shot: Gunman gets 21-year prison sentence
Ryan Fischer was shot by James Howard Jackson while walking two of the singer's French bulldogs.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Dec 06, 2022

Justin Fashanu: Gay footballer's life to be TV drama
The series will chart the childhoods of footballing brothers Justin and John and their estrangement.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Dec 05, 2022

Kirstie Alley: Emmy-winning Cheers actress dies of cancer at 71
The TV star also featured in the Look Who's Talking film series and the movie Drop Dead Gorgeous.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Dec 05, 2022

Kanye West: Are Jewish fans still listening?
British Jews talk about the dilemma of listening to the rapper after his anti-Semitic comments.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Dec 05, 2022

Billie Eilish: Growing up in public has been bruising
The star says growing up in the public eye was hard and that she struggled with impostor syndrome.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Dec 05, 2022

British Fashion Awards 2022: Stars descend on Royal Albert Hall's red carpet
Celebrities from across the world enjoyed an evening of glitz and glamour at the awards.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Dec 05, 2022

Diamond surprises with 'Sweet Caroline' singalong
The legendary singer surprised guests on the opening night his Broadway musical 'A Beautiful Noise'.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Dec 05, 2022

Neil Diamond surprises with 'Sweet Caroline' singalong
The legendary singer surprised guests on the opening night his Broadway musical 'A Beautiful Noise'.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Dec 05, 2022

Council should buy flat at centre of Night and Day noise row - charity
A charity says Manchester City Council "needs to step in" to help both a flat owner and a music venue.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Dec 05, 2022

Lisa McGee: Derry Girls writer awarded freedom of city
Derry Girls creator Lisa McGee is the first woman to receive the freedom of Derry and Strabane.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Dec 05, 2022

Megan Thee Stallion: Tory Lanez trial due to begin
The rapper has accused her ex Tory Lanez of shooting her in the foot after a Hollywood party.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Dec 05, 2022

Taylor Swift: 'Swifties' sue Ticketmaster over tour sale problems
Taylor Swift fans have filed a lawsuit over "unlawful conduct" after a chaotic tour ticket sale.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Dec 05, 2022

Bob McGrath: Sesame Street icon dies aged 90
The veteran actor was one of the founding cast members on the hit children's TV show.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Dec 05, 2022

Amber Heard files appeal against Johnny Depp's US libel win ruling
The actress's team have now asked for the jury's verdict to be reversed, or for a new trial entirely.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Dec 05, 2022

Prince Harry says 'it's a dirty game' in new Netflix trailer
Prince Harry describes the "pain and suffering of women marrying into" the Royal Family in a new clip.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Dec 05, 2022

Robbie Williams to play large Sandringham Estate concert
The ex-Take That star will headline the first large-scale, outdoor live concert held at Sandringham.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Dec 05, 2022

Kennedy Center Honours: Julia Roberts turns George Clooney into a fashion statement
The actress was teasing her Ocean's Eleven co-star as he received a lifetime achievement award.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Dec 05, 2022

British Independent Film Awards 2022: Paul Mescal's Aftersun shines
The Irish actor says he was "so proud" to star in director Charlotte Wells' acclaimed first film.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Dec 05, 2022

British Independent Film Awards 2022: Paul Mescal's Aftersun wins big
The Irish actor says he was "so proud" to star in director Charlotte Wells' acclaimed first film.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Dec 05, 2022

African history for kids: 'Books are their window to the world'
Kunda Kids is a series of African history books for children which focus on real-life African historical figures.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Dec 05, 2022

Lisa McGee: Derry Girls writer to be awarded freedom of city
Derry Girls creator Lisa McGee will be the first woman to receive the freedom of Derry and Strabane.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Dec 05, 2022

Oxford word of the year 2022 revealed as 'goblin mode'
A landslide public vote chooses the 2022 word of the year from options prepared by lexicographers.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Dec 04, 2022

Maxine Peake stages Betty Boothroyd's life in comedy musical: 'This is me letting rip'
Actor Maxine Peake stages pioneering Parliamentarian Betty Boothroyd's story as a comedy musical.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Dec 04, 2022

Flo, Cat Burns and Gabriels tipped as Sound Of 2023
Girl band Flo, pop singer Cat Burns and dance act Piri & Tommy are all tipped for success in 2023.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Dec 03, 2022

The photographer who puts little people in the frame
David Gilliver has won awards for his Macro photography putting tiny figurines into imaginative scenes.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Dec 03, 2022

Red Sea soul: Revolutionary cries for recognition in Sudan
The musician who invented a stringed instrument to strum the soundtrack of Sudan's recent revolution.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Dec 03, 2022

Callisto Protocol: Gory new game pushes horror to new limits
The Callisto Protocol has been cancelled in Japan for being too gruesome but its makers are unapologetic.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Dec 03, 2022

Eurovision star Sam Ryder appeared in Cardiff on Saturday
The Eurovision star played live for people in Cardiff Bay on Saturday.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Dec 03, 2022

Kate Winslet: Parents feel powerless over children's social media use
The actress tells the BBC ministers should make firms enforce strict age limits on their platforms.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Dec 03, 2022

Deal to return Elgin Marbles to Greece at advanced stage - reports
The British Museum is said to have held secret talks with Greece about returning the sculptures.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Dec 03, 2022

Peter Kay's return 'well worth the wait'
Fans in Manchester give their verdict on the opening night of the comedian's first tour in 12 years.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Dec 02, 2022

Police foil group trying to steal Banksy mural from Ukraine wall
Police arrested several people who cut the artwork from the wall of a war-torn building in Hostomel.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Dec 02, 2022

Queen's funeral composer: I had to keep my work secret
Composer Sir James MacMillan was asked in 2011 to write new music for the funeral of Queen Elizabeth.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Dec 02, 2022

Peter Kay moved to tears in live comeback as tour kicks off in Manchester
The Bolton comedian makes a triumphant return in the first date of his first tour for 12 years.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Dec 02, 2022

Faye Fantarrow fundraiser given singer 'a chance at life'
The 20-year-old singer songwriter has been accepted on a medical trial only available in California.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Dec 02, 2022

Brit nominee Pa Salieu jailed for Coventry violent disorder
Brit nominee Pa Salieu attacked a man in Coventry shortly after his best friend was stabbed to death.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Dec 02, 2022

Kanye West Twitter ban: A timeline of the rapper's downfall
He's been banned from Twitter again after two turbulent months - but how did we get here?

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Dec 02, 2022

Glasgow stars in new Indiana Jones film trailer
Parts of Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny were filmed in Glasgow in the summer of 2021.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Dec 02, 2022

Coronation Street: Filming to begin on new set
A dessert shop, bakery, pound store, charity shop and takeaway make up Weatherfield Precinct.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Dec 02, 2022

Glastonbury 2023: Elton John will headline Pyramid Stage in final UK gig
The pop star will headline the Pyramid Stage on Sunday 25 June, as he wraps up his farewell tour.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Dec 02, 2022

Elon Musk suspends Kanye West from Twitter for inciting violence
Elon Musk confirmed the rapper had violated Twitter's rules around inciting violence.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Dec 01, 2022

Kanye West no longer to buy Parler social media platform
The rapper has repeatedly made anti-Semitic remarks, alienating business partners and fans.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Dec 01, 2022

Jeanne Dielman: Film directed by woman picked as best ever
Chantal Akerman's film Jeanne Dielman, released in 1975, is considered a seminal feminist work.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Dec 01, 2022

Scene-stealer: Child star Lenny Rush's rise to fame
The Children in Need and Am I Being Unreasonable? star on herding celebrities and improvising.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Dec 01, 2022

Stephen Sondheim: Live recording of Phinney's Rainbow found on bookshelf
A CD recording of live show which fell between shelves has been discovered during a tidy-up.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Dec 01, 2022

Will Smith: Have Emancipation reviews been influenced by the slap?
Emancipation sees the actor play a slave who escapes a plantation and flees through Louisiana's swamps.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Dec 01, 2022

Emancipation: Has 'slapgate' influenced reviews of new Smith film?
Emancipation sees the actor play a slave who escapes a plantation and flees through Louisiana's swamps.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Dec 01, 2022

Harry and Meghan Netflix series 'behind closed doors'
The first trailer comes amid a race row sparked by comments made to a black guest at a royal reception.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Dec 01, 2022

Indie rock star Tim Burgess serves up coffee to help homeless
Charlatans singer Tim Burgess spent the day helping out at a coffee shop which supports rough sleepers.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Dec 01, 2022

Spotify Wrapped: Bad Bunny tops most-streamed artists globally
Puerto Rican superstar Bad Bunny tops the Spotify list for the third year in a row.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Dec 01, 2022

New rule would stop MPs taking time off to go in jungle
Liberal Democrats are trying to bring in a rule banning sitting MPs going on reality TV programmes.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Dec 01, 2022

Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds announce Manchester comeback gig
The band, fronted by Oasis legend Noel Gallagher, will play their first show in four years.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Dec 01, 2022

The BBC's First Homosexual: How we made 1950s work into a play
Made in the 1950s, it was the BBC's first documentary about gay men but the work was later lost.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Dec 01, 2022

Rugby League's Rob Burrow to read CBeebies Bedtime Story
The former Leeds Rhinos player is appearing on the International Day of Persons with Disabilities.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Dec 01, 2022

Bristol rapper SirPlus: Mural painted over by mistake
The artwork, in memory of rapper SirPlus who died in 2020, will now be recreated elsewhere.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Nov 30, 2022

Danny Masterson: Jury fails to reach a verdict in rape case against That 70s Show actor
A jury fails to reach a verdict in a case against Danny Masterson, accused of raping three women.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Nov 30, 2022

Christine McVie: The songbird behind some of Fleetwood Mac's greatest hits
Christine McVie helped make them one of the world's biggest bands, despite fall-outs and drug excess.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Nov 30, 2022

DJ Glade Marie: ‘I'm sexualised on nights out'
Studies show less than 5% of the music tech industry is female. This business is trying to change that.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Nov 30, 2022

'I'm not here to be your pretty woman DJ of the night'
Studies show less than 5% of the music industry is female. This business is trying to change that.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Nov 30, 2022

Londonderry protest over proposed BBC Radio Foyle cuts
The BBC has proposed cutting the Breakfast Show and eight news staff are at risk of redundancy.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Nov 30, 2022

His Dark Materials: Swansea gallery shows props from hit show
Costumes, props and visual effects used to bring Philip Pullman's novels to life are exhibited.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Nov 30, 2022

Fleetwood Mac: Singer-songwriter Christine McVie has died
Christine McVie, who played with Fleetwood Mac and wrote some of their most famous songs, has died.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Nov 30, 2022

Mobo Awards: Little Simz and Knucks tie for best album prize
Little Simz and Knucks tie for the main prize, while Craig David wins outstanding contribution.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Nov 30, 2022

Night & Day: Couple threatened over noise complaint, court told
Rex Chesney tells a court he got "very threatening" messages after complaining about a Manchester venue.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Nov 30, 2022

Christine McVie, Fleetwood Mac singer-songwriter, dies aged 79
The singer-songwriter, behind some of the group's biggest hits, dies after an illness, her family says.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Nov 30, 2022

Matt Hancock paid £45k for SAS reality TV show
The former health secretary took part in another reality show just before joining I'm A Celeb.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Nov 30, 2022

BBC must do more to serve lower income audiences, says Ofcom
But the broadcasting watchdog's annual report also found the BBC had delivered its overall remit.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Nov 30, 2022

Hailey Bieber: Speaking out about ovarian cyst will help others
The US model says she has an ovarian cyst "the size of an apple", which is causing considerable pain.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Nov 30, 2022

Spotify Wrapped: Harry Styles had the most-streamed song of 2022
The star's smash hit single As It Was tops the year-end charts on Apple Music, Spotify and Deezer.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Nov 30, 2022

James McAvoy's Cyrano de Bergerac co-stars 'racially abused' in Glasgow
The actor says female members of the Cyrano de Bergerac cast experienced harrassment on a daily basis.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Nov 30, 2022

World Cup 2022: More than 16 million watch England knock out Wales
England's 3-0 win over Wales sends them into the knockout stages of the World Cup in Qatar.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Nov 30, 2022

Love Actually director Richard Curtis uncomfortable with movie's lack of diversity
The director admits he feels "a bit stupid" about the festive rom-com movie's lack of diversity.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Nov 30, 2022

The Kashmir Files: Row over Israeli filmmaker Nadav Lapid's comment
Nadav Lapid, jury chief at an Indian film festival, called Bollywood hit The Kashmir Files "propaganda".

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Nov 30, 2022

Kanye West to pay Kim Kardashian $200,000 per month in child support as divorce settled
The rapper will pay $200,000 a month, while both parents will have custody of the children.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Nov 29, 2022

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie: Author warns about 'epidemic of self-censorship'
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie says it could lead to "the death of learning and the death of creativity".

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Nov 29, 2022

Girls Aloud: It's 20 years since pop greats were born on Popstars The Rivals
It's two decades since a talent show launched one of the most successful girl bands in chart history.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Nov 29, 2022

Scammers impersonated talent agency to lure aspiring models, boss says
Abbie Hills says scammers impersonated her Southampton agency as a way to attract young women.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Nov 29, 2022

Night & Day: Manchester venue's possible closure terrifying, court told
The possibility of a noise notice closing a music venue is frightening, its owner tells a court.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Nov 29, 2022

Gaslighting: Merriam-Webster picks its word of the year
Searches for the word have spiked by 1,740% this year, according to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Nov 29, 2022

Tilda Swinton: Cinema was a haven and a sanctuary
The actor talks about the importance of cinema and its history as she receives a film archive award.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Nov 29, 2022

BBC NI Job Cuts: BBC Northern Ireland to lose 36 posts
Programmes are also impacted with Radio Foyle losing its breakfast news show and hourly bulletins.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Nov 29, 2022

Flo, Cat Burns and Nia Archives tipped for Brits Rising Star award
Cat Burns, Flo and Nia Archives are tipped to be named the UK music industry's hottest new act.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Nov 29, 2022

TV tram that killed Coronation Street villain Alan Bradley saved
The infamous tram has been saved by the public after money was needed to transport it to a new site.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Nov 29, 2022

Will Smith says bottled rage led him to slap Chris Rock at the Oscars
The actor is interviewed on US television for the first time since the infamous incident in March.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Nov 29, 2022

Vivek Agnihotri's Kashmir Files: Row over Israeli filmmaker Nadav Lapid's comment
Nadav Lapid, jury chief at an Indian film festival, called Bollywood hit The Kashmir Files "propaganda".

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Nov 29, 2022

The Kashmir Files at IFFI: Row over Israeli filmmaker Nadav Lapid's comment
Nadav Lapid, jury chief at an Indian film festival, called Bollywood hit The Kashmir Files "propaganda".

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Nov 28, 2022

BBC announces changes to simplify its complaints process
The corporation says it will make its complaints process easier and more transparent to navigate.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Nov 28, 2022

Night & Day: Manchester music venue sweating on noise court hearing outcome
The owners of Night & Day are in court to appeal against a Noise Abatement Notice from the council.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Nov 28, 2022

Benin Bronzes: Nigeria hails 'great day' as London museum signs over looted objects
Nigeria's official for museums calls it a "great day" as a London museum signs over looted bronzes.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Nov 28, 2022

Ealing Studios: Iconic London film facility set for makeover
The west London facility, one of the world's oldest studios, has been home to several TV shows and film.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Nov 28, 2022

British Sign Language: Hull Truck Theatre incorporates BSL into Christmas show
Hull Truck Theatre's production of A Christmas Carol features deaf actors using BSL throughout.

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