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BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jan 18, 2020

Jack Reacher author Lee Child passes writing baton to brother
Lee Child had considered killing off title character before getting his younger sibling to take over.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jan 18, 2020

Disney culls 'Fox' from 20th Century Fox in rebrand
The company wants to distance its film studio from Rupert Murdoch's news company, US media report.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jan 17, 2020

Simpsons actor Hank Azaria says he will no longer voice Apu
The announcement by white actor Hank Azaria follows accusations of racial stereotyping.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jan 17, 2020

Jazz musician Rex Martey signs record deal aged 82
Rex Martey suffers from prostate cancer and has written a song dedicated to one of his nurses.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jan 17, 2020

Wiggles singer Greg Page has cardiac arrest at bushfire relief show
Greg Page, a founder and original lead singer of the children's group, collapsed in Sydney.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jan 17, 2020

Manchester mayor criticises Eminem for rap about Ariana Grande gig bomb
Andy Burnham calls the rap about the 2017 attack "unnecessarily hurtful and deeply disrespectful".

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jan 17, 2020

Ban on spiked collars at Slipknot gig in Glasgow 'ridiculous'
One club owner described the clothing restrictions for the band's Glasgow show as "a joke".

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jan 17, 2020

Wiggles singer Greg Page collapses at bushfire relief show
Greg Page, a founder and original lead singer of the children's group, was performing in Sydney.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jan 17, 2020

Mac Miller sounds 'at peace' on posthumous album
Mac Miller fans tell Radio 1 Newsbeat what hearing his last album means to them.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jan 17, 2020

Derek Fowlds: Yes Minister and Heartbeat actor dies aged 82
The actor played Bernard in Yes Minister and was in the entire series of Heartbeat.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jan 17, 2020

Eminem criticised for lyric about bomb at Ariana Grande gig
"What you said was hurtful to so many people," fans tell the rapper after hearing his latest lyrics.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jan 17, 2020

Grammys chief removed 10 days before ceremony over misconduct allegation
Deborah Dugan is placed on leave following an allegation of misconduct.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jan 16, 2020

Actor Laurence Fox's Question Time clash over Meghan
It followed a question on the Duke and Duchess of Sussex's decision to step back from royal life.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jan 16, 2020

Actor Laurence Fox's Question Time clash over Meghan Markle
The Lewis actor clashes with an audience member over whether press coverage was racist.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jan 16, 2020

Newcastle children talk mental health thanks to puppets
The show is touring schools and is being used to spot early signs of issues.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jan 16, 2020

Music giant nurtures neurodiverse talent
Universal Music UK have changed their work culture to be more inclusive to neurodiverse people.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jan 16, 2020

'First Middle-earth scholar' Christopher Tolkien dies
The son of JRR Tolkien is described as a "titan who was a "devoted curator of his father's work".

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jan 16, 2020

Mistaken identity: 'You called the wrong Robert Shapiro'...
Presenter Evan Davis said it was the worst mistake since he joined Radio 4's PM programme.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jan 16, 2020

Mistaken identity: 'You called the wrong Robert Shapiro...'
Presenter Evan Davis said it was the worst mistake since he joined Radio 4's PM programme.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jan 16, 2020

Actor Stephen Graham vows to help under-represented film and TV talent
The Irishman star sets up a production company to give a platform to new and neglected voices.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jan 16, 2020

Spain billionaire guilty of trying to smuggle a Picasso
Jaime Botín was jailed for trying to get The Head of a Young Woman out of Spain to sell abroad.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jan 16, 2020

Emily Maitlis: Man pleads guilty to breaching restraining order
Edward Vines tried to contact the Newsnight presenter's mother twice last year.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jan 16, 2020

TV host Wendy Williams sorry for mocking Joaquin Phoenix's lip scar
Wendy Williams came under fire for appearing to make fun of actor Joaquin Phoenix's appearance.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jan 16, 2020

The Great British Bake Off: Sandi Toksvig to leave after three years
The presenter joined the programme alongside Noel Fielding in 2017.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jan 16, 2020

Rocky Johnson, Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson's wrestler father, dies at 75
Rocky Johnson, the first black WWE tag team champion, is hailed as a "barrier-breaking performer".

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jan 16, 2020

James Bond: Barbara Broccoli says character 'will remain male'
Barbara Broccoli, who produces the film series, says a female actor will not be cast in the role.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jan 16, 2020

M.I.A. receives an MBE medal that was stitched by her mother
The musician's mother has been making the medals for more than 30 years.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jan 16, 2020

Sir David Attenborough warns of climate 'crisis moment'
We're at a pivotal point in efforts to tackle climate change, the naturalist and broadcaster warns.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jan 15, 2020

Jack Lowden: Working with Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson was 'utterly bizarre'
Scots actor Jack Lowden discusses his career following his nomination for a Bafta rising star award.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jan 15, 2020

Hip-hop artist: 'I'm called Satan when I rap'
"Mina the Veiled" is a Senegalese hip-hop artist who is often mocked because of her passion for rap.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jan 15, 2020

David Bowie: Unseen footage released by De Montfort University
The footage shot in 1998 was to create a holographic artwork on David Bowie's album Hours.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jan 15, 2020

Harvey Weinstein trial: How do you select a jury?
Harvey Weinstein's trial is closely linked to the #MeToo movement - and finding a jury could be hard.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jan 15, 2020

Harvey Weinstein trial: Potential juror speaks of 'disgust'
The court has summoned 2,000 potential jurors - but many say they cannot be impartial.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jan 15, 2020

T. Rex, Whitney and The Notorious B.I.G. to join Rock & Roll Hall of Fame
Whitney Houston, The Notorious B.I.G. and two classic British acts will be honoured in May.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jan 15, 2020

Men who raided Marcus Wareing's Wimbledon home jailed
The men took photos of themselves wearing jewellery stolen from Marcus Wareing's home.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jan 15, 2020

Jay-Z sues on behalf of Mississippi prisoners 'in peril'
The rapper takes up the cause of 29 inmates after five men died in the state's prisons in one week.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jan 15, 2020

James Bond's greatest hits - and biggest misses
Billie Eilish is following in the footsteps of some classic Bond themes (and some stinkers).

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jan 15, 2020

BBC boss details more job moves out of London
There will be more staff in Newcastle, Bristol and Salford, director general Tony Hall explains.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jan 15, 2020

Joe Longthorne: Blackpool North Pier theatre renamed after singer
A small museum will also be dedicated to the entertainer who died last year at the age of 64.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jan 15, 2020

Deborah James: You, Me and the Big C podcast host 'in cancer-free place'
Deborah James says she has "no evidence of cancer" after three years of treatment.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jan 15, 2020

Stan Kirsch: Highlander and Friends actor dies aged 51
The "beloved" Stan Kirsch appeared in an episode of Friends as Monica's much younger love interest.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jan 15, 2020

Love Island winner sets sights on Olympics
From winning Love Island to helping make Irish rugby history, 2019 was a whirlwind year for Greg O'Shea, who now has his sights set on the Olympic Games.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jan 14, 2020

Bombshell: Charlize Theron on 'wrapping her head around' Megyn Kelly
Charlize Theron on becoming Megyn Kelly in the Oscar-nominated Bombshell.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jan 14, 2020

Billie Eilish to sing the new James Bond theme
The pop star will record the title track for the new Bond film, No Time To Die.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jan 14, 2020

Love Island: Ollie Williams quits the villa because he 'loves someone else'
The 23-year-old has left the show, saying it wouldn't be fair to date someone on the show.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jan 14, 2020

BTS art project includes balloons and scribbles
The K-pop band are joining forces with leading artists including Antony Gormley and Tomás Saraceno.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jan 14, 2020

BTS will fly a balloon from London to Seoul
It's part of a global art project the K-pop band have put together to connect fans across the globe.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jan 14, 2020

Britney Spears lands first art exhibition
The singer will become the latest big-name musician to have her paintings displayed to the public.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jan 14, 2020

French film director Christophe Ruggia arrested over abuse claims
Christophe Ruggia is held over allegations of sexual harassment made by actress Adèle Haenel.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jan 14, 2020

NikkieTutorials: Beauty YouTuber reveals she is transgender
Make-up guru NikkieTutorials releases an emotional video explaining she transitioned as a teenager.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jan 14, 2020

Spike Lee becomes first black Cannes jury head
The cult filmmaker of Do the Right Thing says he's "shocked, happy, surprised and proud".

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jan 14, 2020

Stormzy: No 'credible' reason to hate Meghan Markle
Speaking on Hot 97 in New York, the rapper opened up about racism, royals, grime and cheating rumours.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jan 13, 2020

Cathy Come Home: The TV drama that put homelessness on the map
The producer of the groundbreaking Cathy Come Home, Tony Garnett, has died but its legacy continues.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jan 13, 2020

Brit Awards 2020: Why weren't more women nominated?
After a banner year for women in 2019, this year's Brit Awards are dominated by men. What happened?

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jan 13, 2020

Oscars 2020: Heller and Hanks on A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood
Tom Hanks is nominated for an Oscar for his latest film but director Marielle Heller has missed out.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jan 13, 2020

Typewriter artist James Cook says 'it's a weird way of having fun'
Artist James Cook uses "obsolete technology" to bash out a picture one key at at a time.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jan 13, 2020

Oscars 2020: Who's been nominated?
Joker may be leading the Oscar pack with its 11 nominations, but who else is in the running?

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jan 13, 2020

Oscars 2020: 9 snubs, surprises and snippets you may have missed
The row about representation in Hollywood is reignited, and there are some high-profile omissions.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jan 13, 2020

Facebook: Star Wars' Mark Hamill deletes account over political ads
Mark Hamill accuses the social network of putting profits before truthfulness.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jan 13, 2020

Justin Hawkins on why he took part in The Masked Singer
Justin Hawkins tell 5 Live how he was persuaded to be Chameleon in the ITV show.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jan 13, 2020

Oscars 2020: How diverse are the nominations?
No women were nominated in the best director category for this year's Oscars.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jan 13, 2020

Oscars 2020: Joker leads pack with 11 nominations
The comic book origin story is up for best film, best director and best actor for Joaquin Phoenix.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jan 13, 2020

Oscars 2020: The nominees in full
Find out who'll be competing for the golden statuettes at this year's Academy Awards.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jan 13, 2020

Oscars 2020: Joker leads field with 11 nominations
The comic book origin story is up for best film, best director and best actor for Joaquin Phoenix.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jan 13, 2020

Tributes to Cathy Come Home producer Tony Garnett
The "inspirational" producer, who has died at 83, worked with Ken Loach on Kes and Cathy Come Home.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jan 13, 2020

Love Island ratings dip for winter series launch
More than 2.5 million people tuned in for the launch of the first winter series on Sunday.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jan 13, 2020

Michelle Keegan to leave TV's Our Girl after four years
The former Corrie actress is departing from the combat drama after four years in the leading role.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jan 13, 2020

Tony Garnett: Tributes to Kes, Cathy Come Home and This Life producer
The "inspirational" producer, who has died at 83, worked with Ken Loach on Kes and Cathy Come Home.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jan 12, 2020

How having a son with Down's syndrome changed rocker's music
The rock singer Cormac Neeson says having a child with Down's syndrome changed his life for the better.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jan 12, 2020

Oscar nominations: 6 things to look out for
A female director, a repeat of #OscarsSoWhite or a good year for British talent?

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jan 12, 2020

Naked artists in Serbia breathing life into damaged art scene
Marina Abramovic styles herself as the "grandmother of performance art" and Belgrade is where she began.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jan 11, 2020

Love Island: Inside the new villa in South Africa
Newsbeat's Roisin Hastie has a sneak peek at the luxurious pad in Cape Town.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jan 11, 2020

Brenda Blethyn's Vera: More than a scruffy mac and hat
The star of the popular detective series on how she has learned to love her dogged, scruffy sleuth.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jan 11, 2020

John Baldessari: The artist who cremated his own paintings
John Baldessari, who touched the art world with his irreverent humour, has died at the age of 88.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jan 11, 2020

Lewis Capaldi and Dave lead Brit Award nominations
It's a battle between the ballads and the bangers, as the Brit Awards reveal their 2020 nominees.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jan 11, 2020

Australia fires: Phoebe Waller-Bridge auctions Golden Globes outfit for relief effort
Fleabag creator puts her Golden Globes tuxedo on eBay to support the relief effort in Australia.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jan 10, 2020

Five ways music changed in the 2010s
Songs became shorter, melodies became less melodic and Latin music exploded. Here's why.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jan 10, 2020

Neil Peart: Rush drummer dies aged 67
The musician, considered one of rock's greatest ever drummers, had brain cancer.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jan 10, 2020

Neil Peart: Rush drummer dies aged 67 after cancer battle
The musician, considered one of rock's greatest ever drummers, had been suffering from brain cancer.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jan 10, 2020

Bafta film awards 2020: 'Detailed review' of voting process after diversity row
The review will hear views "within and outside the membership" about its current voting system.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jan 10, 2020

Samira Ahmed wins BBC equal pay tribunal
The judgment said "her work on Newswatch was like Jeremy Vine's work on Points of View".

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jan 10, 2020

Doctor Strange director Scott Derrickson exits over 'creative differences'
Scott Derrickson is not the first to have "creative differences" with the bosses of a film franchise.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jan 10, 2020

Buck Henry: Tributes paid to late screenwriter of The Graduate
The double Oscar nominee, who has died aged 89, is remembered as "a hilarious and brilliant talent".

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jan 09, 2020

Brazil: Netflix 'gay Jesus' parody film ban overturned
The court rules that Netflix can stream a parody film where Jesus brings home a presumed boyfriend.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jan 09, 2020

1917: Faulty lighters and other problems with making one-shot films
A long sequence involving Andrew Scott had to be re-filmed because of a dodgy prop.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jan 09, 2020

Record number of female film leads, US study suggests
Box office actresses enjoy best year yet, but BAME women are left behind, annual report suggests.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jan 09, 2020

Cadet: Van driver jailed for killing grime rapper
Jordan Birch's vehicle smashed into a taxi the musician was in at over twice the 30mph speed limit.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jan 09, 2020

Weinstein lawyer urges 'biased' judge to step down
Arthur Aidala says Judge James Burke's threat to jail Mr Weinstein for phone use is "prejudicial".

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jan 09, 2020

Oscars 2020: Ceremony will have 'stars and surprises' but no host
The ceremony will repeat 2019's "successful formula" of big names presenting awards, Academy says.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jan 09, 2020

Harry and Meghan: The Crown 'probably' won't show current events
The show's executive producer Suzanne Mackie says the show probably won't get up to current events.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jan 08, 2020

Netflix rival will limit show times to 10 minutes
Quibi also announced its pricing and a star-studded line-up at the CES tech expo.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jan 08, 2020

Justin Bieber: Singer reveals he has Lyme disease
The Canadian pop star says it's been a "rough" few years but vows to return "better than ever".

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jan 08, 2020

Celeste got fired over her love of music - now she's won the BBC Sound of 2020
Celeste got fired over her love of music. Now she's been named the UK's most promising new star.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jan 08, 2020

1) Celeste
Celeste got fired over her love of music. Now she's been named the UK's most promising new star.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jan 08, 2020

Celeste got fired over her love of music. Now she's won the BBC Sound of 2020
The singer got fired over her love of music. Now she's one of the UK's most promising new stars.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jan 08, 2020

CES 2020: Quibi aims to change how we watch shows on phones
Quibi is designed for phones and its short shows stay full-frame however the handset is held.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jan 08, 2020

David Bowie: Experimental footage to be shown
Shots of the musician were stored away in a chest at De Montfort University for many years.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jan 08, 2020

Christopher Beeny: Upstairs, Downstairs actor dies at 78
Christopher Beeny also starred in TV sitcoms Last of the Summer Wine and In Loving Memory.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jan 08, 2020

'Real-life Hustler' Samantha Barbash sues over Jennifer Lopez film
The woman who inspired J-Lo's character in Hustlers sues the movie's makers for $40m.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jan 08, 2020

Author: 'I'm not angry at the driver who broke my legs'
Author Emily Koch says she might not have taken up writing had she not been run over.

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