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BBC Entertainment & Arts
Sep 18, 2019

Black Midi: 'We'd rather be terrible than middle-of-the-road'
From the Brit School to the Mercury Prize, experimental foursome Black Midi defy musical convention.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Sep 18, 2019

Gareth Thomas: Are celebrity private lives no longer fair game?
Newspapers are facing a public outcry and legal defeats for intruding on famous people's privacy.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Sep 18, 2019

John Humphrys: What's it like to face the Today presenter?
As the presenter retires from the BBC's Today programme, politicians reflect on his tough interviews.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Sep 18, 2019

John Humphrys to host his final edition of Radio 4 Today programme
The veteran presenter will bow out on Thursday after 32 years on the flagship show.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Sep 18, 2019

Nick Carter gets restraining order against brother Aaron
The Backstreet Boys singer accuses younger sibling Aaron of "increasingly alarming behaviour".

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Sep 18, 2019

RuPaul's Drag Race UK hits the pink carpet
After 11 seasons in the US, RuPaul's Drag Race is relocating to the UK.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Sep 17, 2019

Lord of the Rings returns to New Zealand with Amazon TV show
The TV series produced by the US e-commerce giant has been tipped to be the most expensive ever made.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Sep 17, 2019

Criminal on Netflix: The restrictions of film and TV confined to one location
A new Netflix series is set entirely in a police interrogation room.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Sep 17, 2019

Musicians switch to outdoor rehearsal spaces
Photographer Jon Enoch's pictures of musicians rehearsing in London's open spaces.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Sep 17, 2019

Liam Gallagher on how his feud with Noel upsets their mum
The former Oasis frontman tells BBC Radio 5 Live how his feud with Noel upsets their mother.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Sep 17, 2019

Seinfeld and Big Bang Theory deals prove old is gold in streaming wars
Seinfeld and The Big Bang Theory follow Friends and The Office in sealing huge streaming deals.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Sep 17, 2019

Second arrest over theft of artist's solid gold toilet
Police are still searching for the £4.8m 18-carat loo which was stolen in a raid at Blenheim Palace.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Sep 17, 2019

Amazon launches HD music streaming
The company is the first of the "big three" streaming services to offer CD-quality audio.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Sep 17, 2019

Goldfinch heads for box office crash landing
The film based on Donna Tartt's prize-winning novel makes only $2.6m at the US box office on its debut.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Sep 17, 2019

The Goldfinch suffers box office crash landing
The film based on Donna Tartt's prize-winning novel makes only $2.6m at the US box office on its debut.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Sep 17, 2019

Lilly Singh launches NBC talk show - but it's on YouTube first
She is the only female late night host on the big four US networks.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Sep 17, 2019

Lilly Singh launches NBC talk show A Little Late on YouTube first
The YouTube star becomes the only female late night host on the big four US networks.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Sep 17, 2019

Michael Jackson estate calls Leaving Neverland's Emmy Award a 'farce'
Michael Jackson's estate hits out over Leaving Neverland's Emmy Award for best documentary.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Sep 17, 2019

The Cars singer Ric Ocasek died in his sleep, says family
The rock frontman had been recovering from surgery and died of heart disease, adds the coroner.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Sep 17, 2019

The Face: Is 2019 the time to launch a new magazine?
After 15 years out of print, the pop culture and fashion mag is back with hopes of gaining new fans.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Sep 16, 2019

Muna: Saving the world, one breath at a time
The LA pop band explain why they stopped a recent gig to lead the audience in a breathing exercise.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Sep 16, 2019

Meet Me in the Bathroom: New York was 'a safe space for debauchery'
A new art show brings the influential noughties New York post-punk scene to life in all its filthy glory.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Sep 16, 2019

Shane Gillis: Saturday Night Live's new hire fired for slurs
Gillis apologised for the remarks saying he was a comedian "who pushes boundaries".

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Sep 16, 2019

Ireland Baldwin lays into father Alec on notorious voicemail message
The US actor's daughter skewered him over the notorious voicemail where he called her a "rude pig".

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Sep 16, 2019

BBC to switch off red button text in 2020
Viewers will no longer be able to read headlines, football scores, weather and more on TV sets.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Sep 16, 2019

BBC ready for TV's 'second wave of disruption'
BBC boss Lord Hall will say in a speech the arrival of new streaming services will change the game again.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Sep 16, 2019

Dancers perform on side of Coventry University building
A team of dancers put on a show in Coventry suspended about 80ft in the air.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Sep 16, 2019

Christopher Eccleston: 'I'm a lifelong body-hater'
Doctor Who star reveals his "lifelong battle" with anorexia and how he considered suicide.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Sep 16, 2019

BBC swaps Eurovision Song Contest selection vote for record label deal
The UK entrant for next year's song contest will instead be chosen by music company BMG.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Sep 16, 2019

Banksy MPs as chimpanzees painting up for auction
Devolved Parliament was painted by the anonymous artist in 2009 and could fetch more than £1.5m.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Sep 16, 2019

Sir Rod Stewart says he's 'in the clear' after cancer diagnosis
The rock legend reveals his prostate cancer was caught early two years ago.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Sep 16, 2019

Hulk actor Mark Ruffalo responds to PM's Brexit superhero comment
The prime minister compared the UK to the superhero when talking about Brexit.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Sep 16, 2019

Jack White and The Raconteurs: Gigs are for ‘making memories', not videos
Jack White and The Raconteurs on banning phones, new music and aftershow baseball capers.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Sep 16, 2019

Jack White and The Raconteurs: Gigs are for ‘making memories, not videos'
Jack White and The Raconteurs on banning phones, new music and aftershow baseball capers.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Sep 15, 2019

Ric Ocasek, lead singer of The Cars, dies aged 75
The Cars were one of the biggest bands of the 1980s and the front-runner of the new wave movement.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Sep 15, 2019

Pet Shop Boys bring a pop masterclass to Hyde Park
The band rattle through their biggest hits... with a little help from their friends.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Sep 15, 2019

Jojo Rabbit: Nazi satire wins top Toronto film award
Jojo Rabbit tells the story of a young boy in 1940s Germany whose mother is hiding a Jewish girl.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Sep 15, 2019

Gold toilet theft 'not a prank', artist says
The solid gold toilet - worth up to $6m - has not been found after the break-in at Blenheim Palace.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Sep 14, 2019

Peaky Blinders festival: Fans reclaim the turf
Thousands of flat cap-wearing fans take to the streets where the original Peaky Blinders once roamed.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Sep 14, 2019

The festival letting fans follow in the footsteps of the Peaky Blinders
Thousands of flat cap-wearing fans take to the streets where the original Peaky Blinders once roamed.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Sep 14, 2019

Slowthai on the Mercury Prize: 'I've got daisies in my stomach'
His debut album is favourite to win the Mercury Prize, but the rapper is feeling "nervous and shy".

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Sep 14, 2019

"Queer girl with a nose ring" rocks the Last Night of the Proms
Mezzo-soprano Jamie Barton steals the show at the Proms' Last Night, as Pride flags adorn the stage.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Sep 14, 2019

'Queer girl with a nose ring' rocks the Last Night of the Proms
Mezzo-soprano Jamie Barton steals the show at the Proms' Last Night, as Pride flags adorn the stage.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Sep 14, 2019

Asco: Grime artist jailed for 'county lines' drug dealing
Grime artist Asco was leader of a gang distributing heroin and crack cocaine from London to Essex.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Sep 14, 2019

The Capture: New BBC drama set to make us paranoid
The show's star Callum Turner talks about fake news, CCTV and getting tasered.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Sep 14, 2019

Eddie Money, Two Tickets to Paradise singer, dies at 70
The Two Tickets to Paradise singer, who sold some 30 million records, had been diagnosed with cancer.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Sep 13, 2019

Felicity Huffman handed jail time over college admissions scandal
The actress, who pleaded guilty in May, is the first parent to be sentenced in the scheme.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Sep 13, 2019

Felicity Huffman handed prison time over college admissions scandal
The Desperate Housewives star apologised and said there were "no excuses" for her actions.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Sep 13, 2019

Ipswich teenager arrested for allegedly stealing songs from 'world-famous' artists
A 19-year-old is arrested in Ipswich on suspicion of copyright and Computer Misuse Act offences.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Sep 13, 2019

Sam Smith changes pronouns to they/them
The singer makes the announcement after having been "at war with my gender" for a lifetime.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Sep 13, 2019

Daniel Buren painting damaged in Pompidou Centre attack
A man with a knife badly damages a work by French contemporary conceptual artist Daniel Buren.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Sep 13, 2019

EastEnders: Elstree planning policy 'affecting storylines'
Seeking approval before making changes to the set is restricting scriptwriters, a meeting hears.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Sep 13, 2019

The Scottish granny on Bear Grylls' survival show
Irene Cattanach, 75, is the oldest contestant on the reality show set on a deserted Pacific island.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Sep 13, 2019

The Great Pottery Throw Down follows Bake Off from BBC to Channel 4
The pottery programme follows The Great British Bake Off from the BBC to Channel 4.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Sep 13, 2019

Little Mix's Jesy Nelson praised for 'inspiring' documentary Odd One Out
The Little Mix star speaks out about online bullying and viewers agree "it can't go on".

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Sep 13, 2019

PewDiePie cancels $50,000 donation to anti-hate group: 'I messed up'
The YouTuber says he chose to donate to the Anti Defamation League because he was advised to.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Sep 13, 2019

Love Island star Fury plans return to the ring
British light-heavyweight turned Love Island star Tommy Fury says he will "100%" return to boxing in the next 12 months.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Sep 13, 2019

Tommy Fury: Boxer turned Love Island star will '100%' return to ring
British light-heavyweight turned Love Island star Tommy Fury says he will "100%" return to boxing in the next 12 months.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Sep 13, 2019

Lily Allen says 'record label failed to act on assault'
The singer says she told Warner Music UK an industry figure had sexually assaulted her.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Sep 12, 2019

Adele files for divorce from husband Simon Konecki
The couple, who split earlier this year, say they are committed to raising their son together.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Sep 12, 2019

Variant 31: 'Pushing the boundaries' of immersive theatre
The "live horror" theatre experience where you fight zombies under ground in central London.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Sep 12, 2019

Downton Abbey film: 14 things you need to know
The stars of the much-loved drama reveal what it's like to be hitting the big screen.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Sep 12, 2019

Downton Abbey the film: 14 things you need to know
The stars of the much-loved drama reveal what it's like to be hitting the big screen.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Sep 12, 2019

The cast of Downton Abbey discuss going from the small to the big screen
The cast of Downton Abbey are hoping fans will get "out of their armchairs and go to the cinema" as they launch the big-screen version of the hit TV show

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Sep 12, 2019

Strawberry Field opens as tourist attraction
The Beatles' John Lennon "found sanctuary" in the grounds, which will also serve as a youth centre.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Sep 12, 2019

College admissions scandal: Five things to know
Hollywood stars have been caught up in a college admissions scandal, but how widespread is it?

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Sep 12, 2019

Shooting Fashion Week: Catwalk and celebrity
Photographer Gareth Cattermole on shooting London Fashion Week.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Sep 12, 2019

Stranger Things: The Mancunian who designs the show's artwork
Kyle Lambert may not be a household name but his designs have been seen all over the world.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Sep 12, 2019

Banksy planned Brexit day update for whitewashed EU mural
A whitewashed artwork in Dover was to have been updated on "Brexit day", the artist says.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Sep 12, 2019

1Xtra's DJ Ace needs new kidney
The DJ and presenter reveals he's been living with kidney failure for 18 months and needs a transplant.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Sep 12, 2019

Emmerdale: How do you write someone out of a soap?
When a character suddenly has to disappear, how do the writers get them out of the storyline?

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Sep 12, 2019

Wiley: Why Ed Sheeran and Drake are 'culture vultures'
It wasn't just Ed in the grime MC's sights - he's got thoughts about Drake too.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Sep 12, 2019

The singer protesting against Spotify... on Spotify
The latest song by Canadian singer Esthero includes a spoken-word protest at Spotify's royalties.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Sep 12, 2019

Cult musician Daniel Johnston dies
An underground hero, his achingly personal songs inspired everyone from Kurt Cobain to Lana Del Rey.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Sep 12, 2019

Olivia Colman: Stella McCartney cape helped me overcome 'crippling' nerves
The actress reveals how a Stella McCartney gown helped her deal with her red carpet fear.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Sep 12, 2019

The 1975: 'We want to be every single band'
Matty Healy's band talk about their Mercury-nominated album and the stress of following it up.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Sep 12, 2019

Coronation Street viewers 'heartbroken' over cervical cancer storyline
Sinead Tinker was given months to live in an episode of the soap this week.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Sep 12, 2019

Photos by Syrian child refugees displayed in Birmingham
Photographer Kate Green says she witnessed "immeasurable hardship" at a refugee camp in Jordan.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Sep 11, 2019

'Too surreal' - Matt Haig on the stage play about his suicidal younger self
Twenty years ago, Matt Haig walked to a cliff edge and wrestled with the question of whether to jump.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Sep 11, 2019

Freddie Flintoff 'absolutely fine' after Top Gear mishap
The presenter was not hurt after a "spontaneous detour" during filming for the BBC motoring show.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Sep 11, 2019

JK Rowling donates £15.3m to Edinburgh MS research centre
The gift will create new facilities at the clinic which is named after the author's mother.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Sep 11, 2019

Sacked Emmerdale actor 'devastated' at being fired over awards clash
"My behaviour at the TV Choice Awards was completely unacceptable," says actor Asan N'Jie.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Sep 11, 2019

Felicite Tomlinson: Drug use killed One Direction star's sister
Felicite Tomlinson took a fatal combination of drugs the night before she died, an inquest hears.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Sep 11, 2019

Rihanna takes New York Fashion Week into the streaming age
The singer and designer bans phones from her catwalk show because Amazon has the rights to stream it.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Sep 11, 2019

Rihanna takes New York Fashion Week into the streaming era
The singer and designer bans phones from her catwalk show because Amazon has the rights to stream it.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Sep 11, 2019

'Fairytale' marriage proposal after Leicester Grease show
Tom Armstrong joined partner Dana Wartnaby, who was signing for the musical, on stage to propose.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Sep 11, 2019

Fireman Sam axed as brigade mascot for not being inclusive
The children's character is being replaced by male and female fire extinguisher shaped mascots.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Sep 11, 2019

Toronto Film Festival 2019: How Sarah Paulson bagged The Goldfinch role
Sarah Paulson won the part thanks to a wig, a spray tan, cigarettes and an hour screaming in her car.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Sep 11, 2019

ITV investigating soap actor fight at awards
Emmerdale actor Asan N'jie reportedly swore and threw punches at Jamie Lomas from Hollyoaks.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Sep 11, 2019

Secret diary of 'Polish Anne Frank' Renia Spiegel to be published
The moving personal account of a young girl who was shot by the Nazis is being released.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Sep 11, 2019

Secret diary of Polish 'Anne Frank' Renia Spiegel to be published
The moving personal account of a young girl who was shot by the Nazis is being released.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Sep 11, 2019

Toronto 2019: Renee Zellweger gets standing ovation for Judy Garland role
The actress's performance as Judy Garland is warmly received at the Toronto Film Festival.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Sep 11, 2019

Renee Zellweger gets standing ovation for playing Judy Garland
The actress's performance as Judy Garland is warmly received at the Toronto Film Festival.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Sep 11, 2019

Renee Zellweger, playing Judy Garland, gets a standing ovation
The actress's performance as Judy Garland is warmly received at the Toronto Film Festival.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Sep 11, 2019

BBC National Orchestra of Wales appoints new conductor
Californian Ryan Bancroft is the new principal conductor of the BBC National Orchestra of Wales.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Sep 10, 2019

My Dad Wrote A Porno: Crucial questions answered
The hit podcast - based on a series of erotic novels - is back for a fifth series.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Sep 10, 2019

My Dad Wrote a Porno: Questions from a pots and pans industry insider
The hit podcast - based on a series of erotic novels - is back for a fifth series.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Sep 10, 2019

'Everyone said I was crazy': the black ballet pioneers
The Dance Theatre of Harlem launched in 1969

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Sep 10, 2019

Marie Claire to stop producing UK print magazine after November
The fashion and beauty monthly will be digital-only after 31 years as a print publication.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Sep 10, 2019

Robert Frank: Influential Swiss-American photographer dies at 94
One of the most influential photographers of the 20th Century has died.

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