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BBC Entertainment & Arts
Feb 21, 2019

Oscars 2019: What this short speech winner did with his jet ski
Mark Bridges memorably won a prize for having the shortest speech last year, but what happened next?

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Feb 21, 2019

Brit Awards 2019: Beyonce and Jay-Z 'bow down' to Meghan Markle
The Carters accepted their award in front of a portrait of the Duchess of Sussex wearing a crown.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Feb 20, 2019

Oscar's newest recruits
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has had a recruitment drive in an attempt to diversify its ranks.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Feb 20, 2019

Brits 2019: The real winners and losers
From worst-kept secret to most unlikely anecdote, these are the only Brit awards that really count.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Feb 20, 2019

Jussie Smollett charged with filing a false report - police
US police intend to arrest Empire star Jussie Smollett, who had said he suffered a homophobic attack.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Feb 20, 2019

Brit Awards 2019: the highlights
The highlights from 2019 Brit Awards.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Feb 20, 2019

Beverley Bass inspires new musical Come From Away
Beverley Bass was ordered to divert a trans-Atlantic flight during the events of 9/11.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Feb 20, 2019

Come From Away: Beverley Bass inspires new musical set on 9/11
Beverley Bass was ordered to divert a trans-Atlantic flight during the events of 9/11.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Feb 20, 2019

Brits 2019: The 1975 come out on top with two big awards
The indie band won two awards, while George Ezra and Jorja Smith were named best male and best female.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Feb 20, 2019

Brit Awards in pictures
From the red carpet to the stage, these were the biggest pictures from the Brit Awards, held at the O2 in London.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Feb 20, 2019

Brit Awards 2019: The ceremony in pictures
From the red carpet to the stage, these were the biggest pictures from the Brit Awards, held at the O2 in London.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Feb 20, 2019

Brit Awards 2019: Full list of winners
Find out which music stars won the big prizes at this year's Brit Awards.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Feb 20, 2019

Full list of winners
Find out which music stars won the big prizes at this year's Brit Awards.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Feb 20, 2019

Brits 2019: on the red carpet with the stars
Interviews with Dua Lipa, Pink, Anne Marie, Hugh Jackman and more on the red carpet at the 2019 Brit Awards.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Feb 20, 2019

Brit Awards 2019: What's Hugh Jackman doing there?
Actor Hugh Jackman on the power of saying yes and his advice for Whoopi Goldberg who may host the Oscars.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Feb 20, 2019

Karl Lagerfeld: Designer's cat Choupette 'named in his will'
The late designer told a French magazine last year that his cat Choupette is one of his heirs.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Feb 20, 2019

The controversial genius of Karl Lagerfeld
The Chanel and Fendi designer, who died on Tuesday, remained a polarising figure in the fashion world.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Feb 20, 2019

Funeral held for comedian Jeremy Hardy
The private ceremony was attended by Jeremy Hardy's "lifelong friend" Jeremy Corbyn.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Feb 20, 2019

From slums to stardom: How young star's life has changed
From Beirut's slums to Norway, Oscar-nominated film Capernaum changed its star's life dramatically.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Feb 20, 2019

Oscar-nominated film Capernaum, shows real people in Beirut
From Beirut's slums to Norway, Oscar-nominated film Capernaum changed its star's life dramatically.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Feb 20, 2019

Brit Awards 2019: What you need to know
Find out what's in store for the biggest night in British music.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Feb 20, 2019

Big Brother star Sallie Axl claimed benefits in house
Sallie Axl "should be ashamed" of claiming housing benefit while on the show, a judge says.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Feb 20, 2019

Burberry sorry for 'suicide' hoodie with noose around neck
The fashion brand apologises for a hoodie with a noose around the neck shown at London Fashion Week.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Feb 20, 2019

The app that makes you a fashion model
The app Superpersonal can capture a user's face and movements to create a realistic moving image.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Feb 20, 2019

Why a Brit Award win would be 'meaningless' to this band
Punk band IDLES say being nominated is "beautiful" but they don't need to win to have an impact.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Feb 19, 2019

A look at the films vying for best picture at the Academy Awards 2019
Eight films are up for best picture at this year's Oscar ceremony: we've cut them down to a bite-size 30 seconds.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Feb 19, 2019

The Isle of Wight ice skaters without an ice rink
The Wight Crystals have to travel by ferry to practise on ice since the local rink was closed down.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Feb 19, 2019

Oscars 2019: 17 quirky facts about this year's Academy Awards
Store these for your next pub quiz.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Feb 19, 2019

Karl Lagerfeld: Five things you need to know
Here are five things you might not know about the iconic fashion designer.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Feb 19, 2019

Carrie, cereal and four more unusual inspirations for musicals
A musical inspired by 9/11 has opened in London, but it's not the strangest subject to be given a musical makeover.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Feb 19, 2019

Karl Lagerfeld: The life of a design icon in pictures
German fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld has died at the age of 85.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Feb 19, 2019

Susan Boyle out of US talent show final
The Scottish singer is eliminated from America's Got Talent: The Champions.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Feb 19, 2019

Fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld dies aged 85
Superstar fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld dies, aged 85, in Paris, French media report.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Feb 19, 2019

Ozzy Osbourne cancels tour dates to recover from pneumonia
The former Black Sabbath star had already postponed his UK and European tour.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Feb 19, 2019

Pop music's growing gender gap revealed in the collaboration age
Three times as many male as female pop stars appeared on last year's biggest hit singles.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Feb 18, 2019

Hollywood hitmaker's fight for an Oscar
I'll Fight, a song written for documentary RBG, is Diane Warren's tenth Oscar-nominated song.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Feb 18, 2019

George Mendonsa, US WWII 'kissing sailor', dies aged 95
George Mendonsa was famously photographed during VJ Day celebrations in New York in 1945.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Feb 18, 2019

Clerical abuse: Film gets go-ahead after legal challenge
François Ozon's film documents claims of a cover-up of priest Bernard Preynat's alleged child abuse.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Feb 18, 2019

Netflix axes Marvel shows Jessica Jones and The Punisher
The news follows the cancellations of Daredevil, Iron Fist and Luke Cage.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Feb 18, 2019

Ai Weiwei hits out at film censorship over Berlin I Love You
The artist accuses film-makers of cutting his part because they didn't want to upset China.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Feb 18, 2019

Dolly Parton's 9 to 5 'energetic but lightweight'
The West End musical based on the 1980 film of the same name gets a mixed response.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Feb 18, 2019

Dolly Parton: Women are 'making great progress'
The singer say she is encouraged by improvements in gender equality but there's "still work to be done".

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Feb 18, 2019

Five talking points from London Fashion week
Protests and political slogans make a statement at the first fur-free LFW.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Feb 18, 2019

50 Cent: Claims police told to 'shoot' rapper investigated
The NYPD says allegations a senior officer gave the instruction at an event are under "internal review".

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Feb 17, 2019

Oscars 2019: Roma's success shows there's more to movies than Hollywood
A foreign language film could win best picture, proving global movie-making is in good health.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Feb 17, 2019

How we made the effects on Solo: A Star Wars Story
Visual effects supervisor Julian Foddy explains how they helped make the film.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Feb 17, 2019

Facebook needs regulation as Zuckerberg 'fails' - UK MPs
The House of Commons publishes its report into fake news with some strong criticism of Facebook.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Feb 17, 2019

Jussie Smollett had no role in own attack, lawyers say
The denial by the US actor's lawyers comes amid allegations he may have staged the assault.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Feb 17, 2019

Bohemian Rhapsody: First Oscars night for sound editor
Sound editor Nina Hartstone is heading to her first Oscars for her work on Bohemian Rhapsody.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Feb 17, 2019

BBC launches London Fashion Week sustainability project
BBC Earth aims to "place sustainable fashion at the heart" of London Fashion Week.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Feb 17, 2019

Joe Sugg on Strictly gives YouTubers hope for TV success
The social media star says his appearance on Strictly created "a whole level of new opportunities".

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Feb 17, 2019

Jussie Smollett 'paid Nigerian brothers to attack him'
The actor's lawyers deny the latest reports, which come after Chicago police released two men.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Feb 16, 2019

London Fashion Week: Meet the couple who dress the stars
Meet the fashion designers behind the Aadnevik label, who dress everyone from Kylie Minogue to Kendall Jenner.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Feb 16, 2019

The soldier with a secret talent - ballet
When Alex Smith joined the Army he didn't reveal to anyone he had spent years training to be a dancer.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Feb 16, 2019

Chaka Khan: Why she gets annoyed by her tuneful greeting
The legendary singer on the "mixed blessing" of that track and how the planet feels different without Aretha Franklin.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Feb 16, 2019

How a street painter from Benin got an art exhibition in Finland
How Louis Houenoude went from being a barber shop sign painter in Benin to having an exhibition in Finland.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Feb 16, 2019

The self-taught pianist drawing crowds
Hundreds of thousands of people have seen student this play after he learned the piano using online videos.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Feb 16, 2019

The boy who taught himself to play
Student Nuradean Arreythe loved classical music so much he taught himself how to play, even though he doesn't read music or own a piano.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Feb 16, 2019

Bollywood's first major LGBTQ film
'How I Felt When I Saw That Girl' is the first major Indian film to focus on a same-sex relationship.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Feb 16, 2019

The sound-editor mum up for an Oscar
At home Nina Hartstone runs the PTA and feeds the cat, at work she's a Bafta-winning sound editor. Now she's in line for an Oscar.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Feb 16, 2019

Parents' anger over Fortnite Live Norwich festival
One frustrated visitor compared the video gaming event to an episode of Father Ted.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Feb 16, 2019

Oscars 2019: All awards will be shown live after backlash
The move reverses an earlier decision to give four awards during TV commercial breaks.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Feb 16, 2019

Only Fools and Horses: From Peckham to the West End
Del Boy, Rodney and Grandad swap Peckham for the West End stage as a musical adaptation of the sitcom opens.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Feb 16, 2019

Bruno Ganz, who played Hitler in Downfall, dies aged 77
The Swiss was an accomplished actor whose portrayal of Hitler spawned thousands of parodies online.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Feb 16, 2019

Jussie Smollett: Suspects held over attack on actor released
Police release without charge two men arrested in connection with the alleged attack on the actor.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Feb 15, 2019

Surviving R Kelly makers: 'This isn't where the story ends'
Two producers of the documentary speak to Radio 1 Newsbeat about the series' impact.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Feb 15, 2019

Long-nosed lover Cyrano returns to woo Paris in hit play Edmond
A half-British actor is the toast of Paris with his comedy Edmond - a new take on big-nosed Cyrano.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Feb 15, 2019

Meet The Favourite's Bafta-winning working mums
Production designers Fiona Crombie and Alice Felton discuss combining work, motherhood and creating the set for The Favourite.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Feb 15, 2019

Jussie Smollett: Brothers held over 'attack' on Empire actor
US police detain two Nigerian men, one of whom worked on Jussie Smollett's TV show Empire.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Feb 15, 2019

How did Ariana reach 'peak popularity'?
She is the first female artist to replace herself at number one in the UK chart. How did it happen?

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Feb 15, 2019

Ariana Grande: Thank U, Next singer breaks UK chart records
She is the first female artist to replace herself at number one in the UK chart. How did it happen?

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Feb 15, 2019

Ariana Grande: The Thank U, Next singer scores UK chart double
She is the first female artist to replace herself at number one in the UK chart. How did it happen?

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Feb 15, 2019

PewDiePie game ban lifted after controversy
Online multiplayer game Roblox has reinstated PewDiePie after banning the YouTuber for using his name.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Feb 15, 2019

PewDiePie: Roblox lifts ban after social media backlash
Online multiplayer game Roblox has reinstated PewDiePie after banning the YouTuber for using his name.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Feb 15, 2019

Oscars 2019: Nominated short tells of black teen who 'made friends with monsters'
Oscar-nominated short Black Sheep sees Cornelius Walker talk openly about his experiences of violence and prejudice.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Feb 15, 2019

Children learn secrets of performing stand-up comedy
Comedian Jay Lafferty teaches the youngsters how to make an audience laugh

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Feb 15, 2019

21 Savage 'accepts' he may be deported
21 Savage has given his first interview since being arrested by US immigration officials.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Feb 15, 2019

Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom 'get engaged'
The A-list couple pose for a Valentine's photo showing a rather large ring on Katy's hand.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Feb 15, 2019

Lady Gaga 'appalled' by music tattoo mistake on her wrist
The star was relieved when the missing fifth line from a tattoo of a music stave on her wrist was added.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Feb 15, 2019

Ryan Adams: FBI investigates sexually-explicit texts
The star's new album is also put on hold, after allegations of sexual misconduct surface in the US.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Feb 15, 2019

Obituary: Andrea Levy
Prize-winning novelist - who told the stories of the Windrush generation and their children - dies at 62.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Feb 15, 2019

Andrea Levy: Small Island and Long Song author dies aged 62
Sir Lenny Henry leads tributes to the writer, whose novels focused on race and the Windrush generation.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Feb 15, 2019

Andrea Levy: Small Island author dies aged 62
Levy was best known for books including the best-selling Small Island and The Long Song.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Feb 15, 2019

Andrew Neil exits This Week as show ends
BBC's late-night political programme will not return, as host Andrew Neil decides to step down.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Feb 15, 2019

John Legend on the Grammys boycott, gun control and becoming an EGOT
The star, whose new single is a plea for gun reform, debates the merits of a Grammy boycott.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Feb 15, 2019

John Legend on US gun culture: 'It's insane, it's radical and it's terrible'
The star, whose new single is a plea for gun reform, also debates the merits of a Grammy boycott.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Feb 15, 2019

John Legend: Grammys boycott 'doesn't fix the problem'
The star, whose new single is a plea for gun reform, wants to see more efforts to represent hip hop at the Grammys.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Feb 15, 2019

Ariana Grande: How the Thank U, Next singer reached 'peak popularity'
Her latest album is set to top the chart later, outselling the rest of the top five combined.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Feb 15, 2019

Jussie Smollett: 'No evidence' Empire actor attack was staged
Chicago Police say there's no evidence supporting reports the attack on Jussie Smollett was a hoax.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Feb 14, 2019

A tale of two Merlins: Sir Patrick's wizard transformation
Sir Patrick Stewart returns to Arthurian legend in The Kid Who Would Be King - wearing a Led Zeppelin T-shirt.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Feb 14, 2019

Casualty and Holby City to unite for crossover episodes
For the first time since 2005 the sister shows will unite for a two-part special.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Feb 14, 2019

Why one filmmaker has ditched digital
Mark Jenkin does things the hard way, using kitchen products to develop his films.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Feb 14, 2019

Call the Midwife: BBC in abortion advice row
As Call the Midwife tackles the issue, BBC Action Line users say there is no advice on abortion.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Feb 14, 2019

Pop star Rita Ora among £3.4m fraud victims
Accountant Andrew Munday admits defrauding high-profile clients, including the former X Factor judge.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Feb 14, 2019

YNW Melly: US rapper charged with double murder
YNW Melly, 19, is charged with shooting dead two other rappers, said to have been childhood friends.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Feb 14, 2019

Paddington returns as a TV series with the voice of Ben Whishaw
Ben Whishaw is set to voice the bear on the small screen.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Feb 14, 2019

Northampton singer VV Brown among £3.4m fraud victims
Accountant Andrew Munday admits defrauding high profile clients, including VV Brown.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Feb 14, 2019

Graham Norton and Alan Carr to judge RuPaul's Drag Race
Both chat show hosts are major fans of the show and will appear as rotating resident judges on a UK version.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Feb 14, 2019

So Far Gone, 10 years on: The rise and reign of Drake
A decade on from a career-changing mixtape, take a look at what made one of hip-hop's biggest names.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Feb 14, 2019

Oscars 2019: Cinematography nominations in pictures
The presentation of the 2019 Oscar for cinematography will not be shown live on TV - only online.

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