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BBC Entertainment & Arts
Apr 22, 2021

Jude Law and Gemma Arterton welcome £7m global film fund
The one-year pilot will help the UK's independent screen sector export content around the world.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Apr 22, 2021

Oscars 2021: Why the Academy needs to recognise casting directors
Experts in the field explain why their role is crucial and needs recognition at the Oscars.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Apr 22, 2021

Former Bay City Rollers frontman Les McKeown dies aged 65
The Scottish singer, famous for Bye Bye Baby, died suddenly at home aged 65 his family confirmed.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Apr 22, 2021

Retro 1990s fashion: 'It was a high-risk, high-reward'
Rosie Dearlove, 20, set up a High Street shop in response to the growing interest in 1990s fashion.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Apr 22, 2021

Radio 1 launches Relax music stream with ASMR and mindfulness sessions
Deep sleepscapes, ASMR and mental fitness tips will all feature to help listeners unwind.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Apr 22, 2021

Oscars 2021: A watershed moment for disability?
Disability is a key theme of this year's Oscar-nominated films, but what do disabled viewers think?

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Apr 22, 2021

The One and Only Ivan: How we brought the animals to life
MPC's animation director and VFX supervisor explain how they made the film's effects.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Apr 21, 2021

London Grammar: 'Men aren't told what to wear, so why was I?'
Hannah Reid, from London Grammar, tells Radio 1 Newsbeat that music is still a sexist industry.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Apr 21, 2021

Brit Awards to have live audience as part of Covid event trials
The audience will not have to wear masks or be socially distanced, as part of a government trial.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Apr 21, 2021

Oscars 2021: Why Two Distant Strangers is 'important and necessary'
The Oscar-nominated film tells of a black man forced to relive his killing by a US police officer.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Apr 21, 2021

ASMR: Why is it being used more in the music industry?
Why ASMR is becoming more used within the music industry.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Apr 21, 2021

Listing saves cinema visited by George Harrison and John Lennon
A cinema where George Harrison and John Lennon spent teenage afternoons is saved from demolition.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Apr 21, 2021

Jim Steinman: Tributes paid to 'the Wagner of rock'
Bonnie Tyler, Andrew Lloyd Webber and more fondly remember the late hit-making songwriter.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Apr 21, 2021

Man was 'alone' when T2 Trainspotting actor Bradley Welsh was murdered
Sean Orman is alleged to have shot Bradley Welsh outside his Edinburgh home two years ago.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Apr 21, 2021

'The clock is ticking' for summer music festival season
Organisers say they're "running out of time" to save music festivals if the government doesn't help.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Apr 21, 2021

Man denies murdering T2 Trainspotting actor Bradley Welsh
Sean Orman is alleged to have shot Bradley Welsh outside his Edinburgh home two years ago.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Apr 21, 2021

Golden Globes organisers expel ex-president over Black Lives Matter email
The crisis-hit Hollywood body's ex-president shared a controversial article about Black Lives Matter.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Apr 21, 2021

Golden Globes organisers expels ex-president over Black Lives Matter email
The crisis-hit Hollywood body's ex-president shared a controversial article about Black Lives Matter.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Apr 21, 2021

Brazil Amazon: Celebrities urge Biden to refuse deal with Bolsonaro
Deforestation should fall first before an environmental deal with Brazil is signed, the artists say.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Apr 21, 2021

Daily Mail owner sues Google over search results
The owner of the MailOnline site alleges the search engine has hidden links to its coverage on certain topics.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Apr 21, 2021

Jim Steinman: Bat Out Of Hell and Total Eclipse Of The Heart composer dies
The writer and producer, who worked with Meat Loaf, Celine Dion and Bonnie Tyler, was 73.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Apr 20, 2021

Netflix shares plunge amid fears coronavirus boom is over
Netflix said the pandemic disrupted its production pipeline and has forecast fewer new subscribers.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Apr 20, 2021

Oscars 2021: The lowdown on the international feature nominees
The five films cover diverse topics from bullying, a drinking experiment, and the horror of war.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Apr 20, 2021

Bat Out Of Hell composer Jim Steinman dies
The writer and producer, who worked with Meat Loaf, Celine Dion and Bonnie Tyler, was 73.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Apr 20, 2021

Oxford University reveals Michael Sheen fund for Welsh students
The award will help financially disadvantaged students from Wales go to Jesus College.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Apr 20, 2021

Dame Floella Benjamin's youth to become 'uplifting' stage musical
The children's TV legend says she's "thrilled" her youth will be retold in an "uplifting" stage show.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Apr 20, 2021

Tom Cruise films Mission: Impossible scenes in Yorkshire
The Hollywood megastar touches down in the village of Levisham to work on his latest project.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Apr 20, 2021

Tom Cruise: Mission: Impossible star films on North York Moors
The Hollywood star arrived in the North Yorkshire village of Levisham by helicopter, say onlookers.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Apr 20, 2021

Nikki Grahame: Hospital investigating Big Brother star's death
She died at the age of 38 earlier this month, after spending three weeks in Dorset County Hospital.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Apr 20, 2021

'Legend' Annie Mac is leaving BBC Radio 1 after 17 years
Clara Amfo will take the DJ's Future Sounds slot, while Diplo will also leave the radio station.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Apr 20, 2021

BBC defends Katherine Ryan's 'straight white man' comment
The comic made the remark in the first episode of All That Glitters: Britain's Next Jewellery Star.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Apr 20, 2021

Boomtown festival cancelled amid Covid insurance row
Organisers said they faced an "eight-figure" gamble without a government-backed insurance scheme.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Apr 20, 2021

Paul McCartney and Kate Bush among stars calling for change to streaming laws
Paul McCartney and Kate Bush are among the artists who say musicians are being short-changed.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Apr 20, 2021

Annie Mac to leave BBC Radio 1 after 17 years
Clara Amfo will take the DJ's Future Sounds slot, while Diplo will also leave the radio station.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Apr 20, 2021

Morrissey accuses Simpsons of 'complete ignorance'
The pop star says he will not sue, despite the "hatred" shown towards him in a recent episode.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Apr 20, 2021

James Charles: YouTube temporarily demonetises beauty influencer
The YouTuber admitted sending sexually explicit messages to 16-year-old boys earlier this month.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Apr 19, 2021

Oscars 2021: 19 geeky facts from Borat to Boseman
Everything you need to know ahead of the 93rd Academy Awards on Sunday.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Apr 19, 2021

Morrissey's manager attacks 'hurtful and racist' Simpsons parody
The show has taken "a turn for the worst" says Morrissey's manager after an episode poked fun at him.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Apr 19, 2021

Man 'stalking' Taylor Swift arrested in New York
The suspect, who says Swift is communicating with him on social media, tried to enter her apartment.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Apr 19, 2021

Downton Abbey film sequel set for Christmas release
The historical TV drama series is to get a second full-length feature outing later this year.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Apr 19, 2021

Star Wars: David Prowse's collection to be auctioned off
Items from actor David Prowse, who played villain Darth Vader, are up for sale.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Apr 19, 2021

Scott Rudin: Music Man actress welcomes producer's 'stepping back' announcement
Sutton Foster says the producer's move is "the only positive outcome" to an "unfortunate" situation.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Apr 19, 2021

Louie Louie guitarist Mike Mitchell dies, aged 77
The musician was a founding member of The Kingsmen, whose biggest hit was investigated by the FBI.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Apr 19, 2021

Caroline Community Radio station rapped for 'sexual moaning' song
The station played the track at breakfast time "when children were particularly likely" to hear it.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Apr 19, 2021

AJ Tracey: Gig organisers fined £10k for Covid rule breach in Manchester
Greater Manchester Police has warned of flouting restrictions after gathering in Platts Field Park.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Apr 19, 2021

Marcus Rashford launches book club for disadvantaged children
The book club will see 50,000 books distributed across 850 primary schools in England and Scotland.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Apr 18, 2021

Byron Bay: Calls for Netflix boycott over reality show plans
Plans for the reality show featuring "hot Instagrammers" have sparked anger in the coastal community.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Apr 18, 2021

Abba: Why the UK gave the Swedish band 'nul points' at Eurovision
Björn Ulvaeus on the Swedish band's song contest win on British soil, and the future of streaming.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Apr 18, 2021

How product placements may soon be added to classic films
Getting consumer goods in shot is big business for movies and TV series, and items can now be added digitally.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Apr 18, 2021

Time: A love story coloured by incarceration
Garrett Bradley may become the first black director to win an Oscar for her first feature documentary.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Apr 18, 2021

Stadia, GeForce Now, Xbox and PS Now put to the test
Google's Stadia, Nvidia's GeForce Now, Xbox Cloud Gaming and PlayStation Now are put to the test.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Apr 18, 2021

Teenage blacksmith Ben Perkins forges social media following
Ben Perkins built a blacksmith's forge in his back garden and taught himself the traditional craft.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Apr 18, 2021

Covid: Blossoms to headline 'near-normal' gig trial
Ticket-holders for the outdoor concert in Liverpool will have to provide a negative test beforehand.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Apr 18, 2021

Prince Philip's funeral: 13.6 million watch ceremony in UK
Millions more around the world watch the service across online channels, including YouTube.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Apr 18, 2021

Helen McCrory was 'meteor in our life' says husband Damian Lewis
The Peaky Blinders star's husband Damian Lewis says she armed her family with "courage to go on".

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Apr 18, 2021

Helen McCrory was 'meteor in our life', says husband Damian Lewis
The Peaky Blinders star's husband Damian Lewis says she armed her family with "courage to go on".

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Apr 17, 2021

Inside the chemist made entirely out of felt
After wowing art lovers in the US and China, Lucy Sparrow's latest felt fantasy is her first UK show in five years.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Apr 17, 2021

Inside the chemist's made entirely out of felt
After wowing art lovers in the US and China, Lucy Sparrow's latest felt fantasy is her first UK show in five years.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Apr 17, 2021

Liam Scarlett: Former Royal Ballet choreographer dies at 35
The internationally-known former Royal Ballet dancer had faced allegations of sexual misconduct.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Apr 17, 2021

Helen McCrory: Stars pay tribute to Peaky Blinders actress
Cillian Murphy, JK Rowling and Sir Sam Mendes lead tributes to the "fearless and magnificent" actress.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Apr 17, 2021

Prince Philip: The Patriarchs - An Elegy
Poet laureate Simon Armitage has written an elegy for Prince Philip, entitled The Patriarchs - An Elegy.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Apr 16, 2021

Helen McCrory: The life and career of Peaky Blinders star
The actress, known for her roles in Peaky Blinders and three Harry Potter films, has died at the age of 52.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Apr 16, 2021

In pictures: Helen McCrory's acting career
A look back at the characters portrayed by the British actress, who has died aged 52.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Apr 16, 2021

Helen McCrory as Aunt Polly in Peaky Blinders
The 52-year-old actress, who has died of cancer, starred in the hit BBC period gang drama.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Apr 16, 2021

Taylor Swift breaks The Beatles' chart record
The US pop singer has now scored a hat-trick of UK number one albums in well under a year.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Apr 16, 2021

Helen McCrory: Peaky Blinders actress dies aged 52, husband Damian Lewis says
The British star, who has died of cancer, was known for her roles in Peaky Blinders and Harry Potter.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Apr 16, 2021

Leonardo da Vinci: Aidan Turner glad artist's sexuality reflected in series
Poldark actor Aidan Turner is playing Leonardo da Vinci in a new historical drama.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Apr 16, 2021

Tickets still being sold for June shows that can't take place as planned
Shows by Alicia Keys, Haim and Mrs Brown's Boys won't go ahead as planned this June.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Apr 15, 2021

Moulin Rouge! star quits stage show over Scott Rudin allegations
Karen Olivo says she is taking a stand against high-profile Hollywood producer Scott Rudin.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Apr 15, 2021

Tipping Point: Woman has voice reconstructed thanks to ITV show appearance
Helen Whitelaw appeared on Tipping Point before Motor Neurone Disease rendered her speechless.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Apr 15, 2021

Prince Philip: Coverage of royal death poses quandary for BBC
The record number of complaints received highlight the difficulties of reflecting the national mood.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Apr 15, 2021

BBC receives 109,741 complaints over Prince Philip coverage
Thousands of viewers contacted the BBC to say they felt the amount of coverage was excessive.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Apr 15, 2021

Kanye West's $1m Yeezy shoes are 'most valuable to go on auction'
Kanye West debuted the iconic shoes, now worth an estimated $1m, on stage at the 2008 Grammys.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Apr 15, 2021

Fifth of all songs streamed in UK in 2020 were rap and hip hop
New figures from the BPI show rap and hip hop streams are at an all-time high.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Apr 15, 2021

Gavin and Stacey actor Rob Brydon hints at another special
Rob Brydon said "it would seem so strange if they didn't" do another episode of the show.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Apr 15, 2021

I'm a Celebrity 'sped up Gwrych Castle repairs by two years'
As Gwrych Castle reopens to the public, the legacy of the ITV show can be seen in renovation work.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Apr 15, 2021

In pictures: 2021 Sony World Photography Awards
Craig Easton wins Sony Photographer of the Year award with photos on community representation in Blackburn.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Apr 14, 2021

The Circle's Manrika on trolling: 'You're a woman of colour. It makes a difference.'
Manrika Khaira has been trolled and sent death threats since going on the Channel 4 reality show.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Apr 14, 2021

MasterChef winner: Tom Rhodes crowned 17th champion
The broadcast of the show's final was postponed following the Duke of Edinburgh's death on Friday.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Apr 14, 2021

The Bachelor star Colton Underwood comes out as gay
Colton Underwood rose to fame on the long-running reality TV show, which sees a man select a wife.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Apr 14, 2021

Sir Mick Jagger on lockdown and working with Foo Fighters' Dave Grohl
The star tells BBC 6 Music about working with Dave Grohl and the true story behind his lost memoirs.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Apr 14, 2021

Jake Paul: YouTuber denies assaulting TikTok star Justine Paradise
The YouTuber has been accused of sexually assaulting the TikTok star, but says the claims are false.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Apr 14, 2021

Ludwig Ahgren breaks Twitch subscription record after 31-day stint
Ludwig Ahgren has more than 282,000 paying subscribers after a month-long Twitch ‘subathon‘.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Apr 13, 2021

Neighbours: Actress Sharon Johal also alleges racism on soap
Sharon Johal says she faced taunts and mockery of her Indian background from other castmates.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Apr 13, 2021

Meet the songwriters who told pop stars: 'Don't steal from us'
A group of writers are exposing the dirty business of making pop hits, and campaigning for change.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Apr 13, 2021

Bridgerton: Netflix commissions third and fourth series
"We think audiences will continue to swoon for this show," the streaming giant says.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Apr 13, 2021

Cara Monagahan: 'Everyone deserves to play music'
A Cookstown teenager teams up with the Afghan Women's Orchestra in a peace-building video.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Apr 13, 2021

David Beckham joins Disney for grassroots football show
The former England and Manchester Utd star will mentor young players for the series Save Our Squad.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Apr 13, 2021

Another Round: Thomas Vinterberg on his Bafta winning film
The director dedicated the film to his daughter, Ida, who died four days into filming.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Apr 13, 2021

Jake Paul accused of sexual assault by Justine Paradise
The YouTuber has not yet commented on allegations from Paradise, a TikTok star.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Apr 13, 2021

MasterChef: Rescheduled final to air on Wednesday
The final of the BBC cooking show, delayed after Prince Philip's death, will air on Wednesday night.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Apr 13, 2021

The Simpsons: Hank Azaria apologises for voicing Indian character Apu
The actor says part of him feels he needs to apologise to 'every single Indian person'.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Apr 13, 2021

Edinburgh's International Festival to be outdoors with shorter shows
Three temporary pavilions will be erected in Edinburgh Park and the University of Edinburgh's Old College Quad.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Apr 13, 2021

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West agree joint custody after divorce
US reality star Kim Kardashian married rapper Kanye West in 2014 but filed for divorce in February.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Apr 13, 2021

The Owners: 'We were immersed in the movie - it was traumatising'
The band Never Not Nothing have gone from writing songs to scoring a horror movie.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Apr 13, 2021

Julia Bradbury's sister's car hit by rock thrown from M1 bridge
Julia Bradbury's sister Gina was driving from London to Sheffield when her car was struck.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Apr 12, 2021

Cressida Cowell: Children's Laureate leads call for £100m primary school library fund
Cressida Cowell and other writers want yearly funding to aid primary school libraries post-pandemic.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Apr 12, 2021

Saving the kelp forest that stars in My Octopus Teacher
The makers of the Bafta-winning documentary want to preserve the underwater ecosystem it features.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Apr 12, 2021

BBC 'receives 100,000 complaints' over Prince Philip coverage
Thousands of viewers contacted the BBC to say they felt the amount of coverage was excessive.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Apr 12, 2021

The Friends reunion has been filmed in Los Angeles: Here's what we know
The Friends cast reunited after almost 17 years last week. Here's all we know about the one-off show.

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