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BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jan 27, 2021

Covid and music: A year without gigs for independent venues
This year's Independent Venue Week reflects on a year without live music gigs - and the future of the industry.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jan 26, 2021

US actress Jane Fonda to get Golden Globes' lifetime achievement award
The 83-year-old Hollywood royalty is also known as an active climate change campaigner.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jan 26, 2021

Elliot Page: Canada's Juno star to divorce Emma Portner
The Oscar-nominated actor and his choreographer wife describe as "difficult" their decision to split.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jan 26, 2021

Elliot Page: Juno actor to divorce Emma Portner
The Oscar-nominated actor and his choreographer wife describe as "difficult" their decision to split.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jan 26, 2021

Dave Grohl: 'I dreamt I was shot in the back'
The Foo Fighters' frontman on the apocalyptic dreams that inspired his band's new album.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jan 26, 2021

Costa Book of the Year: 'Utterly original' Mermaid of Black Conch wins
Trinidadian-born British writer Monique Roffey says she is "pinching herself" over her win.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jan 26, 2021

Katie Price's 'candid' BBC documentary Harvey and Me praised
BBC programme follows TV personality Katie Price and her eldest son Harvey, who has complex needs.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jan 26, 2021

Arts workers still 'in serious need of help', Equity tells government
The Equity union tells the government many of its members are "struggling to stay afloat".

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jan 26, 2021

British Asian celebrities unite for video to dispel Covid vaccine myths
Comedians Meera Syal, Romesh Ranganathan and Adil Ray make a video urging people to get the vaccine.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jan 25, 2021

Harvey Weinstein: Court agrees $17m payout for accusers
The money comes from the liquidation of a firm co-founded by the disgraced film director.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jan 25, 2021

Randy Rainbow made his name satirising Trump - now what?
Why the show's not over for Randy Rainbow who used Broadway tunes to make fun of Donald Trump.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jan 25, 2021

Facebook News feature launches in UK
The UK is the second market - after the US - to get Facebook's latest news feature.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jan 25, 2021

The Flaming Lips stage rock concert in bubbles
Before Covid, the bubbles were part of the band's stage performance - now the crowd is in them too.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jan 25, 2021

Will Young questions why twin brother Rupert was not sectioned
The entertainer speaks out after an inquest rules his twin brother Rupert had intended to kill himself.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jan 25, 2021

Sky ramps up film and TV plans to compete with streaming giants
The company plans to release a new film every week by 2022 with more investment in original content.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jan 25, 2021

Prince's Diamonds and Pearls guitar to be sold
The way Prince chose his guitar has a place in "music industry legend", an auctioneer says.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jan 25, 2021

Channel 4 Deepfake Queen complaints dropped by Ofcom
The media regulator decided not to pursue complaints about decency over the channel's satire.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jan 25, 2021

FKA Twigs says she was 'left with PTSD' after dating Shia LaBeouf
The singer talks to Louis Theroux after suing her former partner for physical and emotional abuse.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jan 25, 2021

Keira Knightley rules out sex scenes directed by men
The actress explains why she has a "no nudity clause" written into her movie contracts.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jan 25, 2021

Isle of Wight grandad's Covid sea shanty video goes viral
Martyn Wiatt, 82, was encouraged to record a version of the Wellerman shanty by his granddaughter.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jan 25, 2021

Covid sea shanty video goes viral for Isle of Wight grandad
Martyn Waitt, 82, was encouraged to record a version of the Wellerman shanty by his granddaughter.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jan 25, 2021

Asia Argento accuses Fast and Furious director Rob Cohen of sexual assault
The actress says Cohen assaulted her while filming 2002 movie xXx but he denies the claim.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jan 25, 2021

Flaming Lips stage unique 'space bubble' concert in Oklahoma
Both the band and their audience were inside individual inflatable bubbles.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jan 24, 2021

Katie Price on Harvey's 'terrifying' move to a specialist college
Reality TV star and ex-model, Katie Price reveals the challenges of finding a specialist college for her eldest son Harvey, who has complex needs.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jan 24, 2021

Can we really feel the benefits of nature through a screen?
Scientists attempt to understand how best to bring the great outdoors to those stuck inside.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jan 24, 2021

Yang Li: The 'punchline queen' who offended Chinese men
A female comedian's joke on national television has sparked debate on comedy and feminism in China.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jan 24, 2021

JoJo Siwa: YouTube star 'never been this happy' after coming out
The teenage YouTube star is supported by fans and celebrities as she talks about her sexuality.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jan 23, 2021

Krystina Arielle: Star Wars supports High Republic host after racist abuse
Krystina Arielle, the host of Star Wars: The High Republic Show, was attacked online.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jan 23, 2021

Larry King: Veteran US talk show host dies aged 87
The US host conducted an estimated 50,000 interviews, including with top politicians and celebrities.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jan 23, 2021

The US TV legend who hosted 50,000 interviews
Larry King - who has died aged 87 - was one of the giants of US broadcasting.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jan 23, 2021

Will any festivals happen this summer?
As Glastonbury cancels for 2021, other festivals are also likely to fall victim to the pandemic.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jan 22, 2021

Emily Eavis hopes for live-streamed Glastonbury
The festival organiser also confirms that this year's cancellation won't bankrupt the event.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jan 22, 2021

Sea shanty: Can viral success make a music career?
Ex-postman Nathan Evans, TikTok's sea shanty star, lands a music deal, but can his new career last?

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jan 22, 2021

Emmerdale and Coronation Street 'pause' filming because of pandemic
Emmerdale has had a Covid outbreak, while Corrie is being halted so scripts can be rewritten.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jan 22, 2021

Mira Furlan: Babylon 5 and Lost actress dies at 65
Mira Furlan starred as Minbari Ambassador Delenn in 1990s sci-fi drama Babylon 5.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jan 22, 2021

Framing Britney Spears: Documentary to delve into #FreeBritney case
The first trailer lands for Framing Britney Spears, which will address the singer's conservatorship.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jan 22, 2021

Covid: James Bond film No Time To Die delayed for third time
The premiere of No Time To Die, Daniel Craig's final 007 outing, is pushed back again due to Covid.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jan 22, 2021

From Sea Shanty TikTok to a record deal
Scottish postie Nathan Evans has quit his job and signed to a record label after storming TikTok with sea shanties.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jan 22, 2021

Covid: Sir Billy Connolly receives his first vaccine jab
The 78-year-old Scottish comedian received his first dose of the vaccine near his home in Florida.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jan 22, 2021

Festival season 'still possible' despite Glastonbury cancellation
Despite Glastonbury's cancellation, smaller festivals could still go ahead, experts say.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jan 22, 2021

Mick Norcross: Towie star and businessman dies aged 57
Stars of the Essex-based reality show pay tribute to a "true gentleman" and "one of the good guys".

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jan 21, 2021

Covid: Bond film No Time To Die delayed for third time
The premiere of No Time To Die, Daniel Craig's final 007 outing, is pushed back again due to Covid.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jan 21, 2021

Beckhams pay themselves £21m despite business losses
The couple paid themselves the sum despite heavy losses at Mrs Beckham's fashion brand.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jan 21, 2021

Why Sigourney Weaver had to say yes to Call My Agent
The Hollywood star explains why a role in the hit French comedy series was too good to refuse.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jan 21, 2021

Trump 'prank-called by Piers Morgan impersonator'
The TV presenter says Mr Trump went on with the conversation, believing it to be Morgan.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jan 21, 2021

Covid: Museums and galleries 'fighting for survival', Art Fund says
A national charity renews its plea for donations to help museums hit by the coronavirus pandemic.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jan 21, 2021

TV licence fee decriminalisation decision shelved
The government publishes its response to a public consultation on licence fee evasion.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jan 21, 2021

Virginia Woolf's literary confessions sell for £21k
The book, contributed to by Virginia Woolf and others, had been valued at between £4,000 to £6,000.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jan 21, 2021

Licence fee decriminalisation 'under active consideration'
The government publishes its response to a public consultation on licence fee evasion.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jan 21, 2021

Bridgerton second series 'exciting', says writer
The author behind the book speaks exclusively to the BBC about the news of a second series.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jan 21, 2021

Glastonbury 2021: Festival axed 'with great regret'
The Worthy Farm event has been scrapped for a second year running due to the global pandemic.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jan 21, 2021

Tom Hanks hosts star-studded concert for Joe Biden's inauguration
Foo Fighters, John Legend, Demi Lovato and Katy Perry all play the Celebrating America concert.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jan 20, 2021

Star-studded concert marks Joe Biden's inauguration
Foo Fighters, John Legend, Demi Lovato and Katy Perry all play the Celebrating America concert.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jan 20, 2021

Hollyoaks suicide storyline 'saved my life'
John opens up to Hollyoaks actor on 5 Live Drive about how a storyline saved their life.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jan 20, 2021

Joe believes playing video games helps his mental health
Many argue the positives outweigh the negatives when it comes to gaming and mental health

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jan 20, 2021

Yellow: K-pop artist Lim Kim bites back against stereotypes
Lim Kim says her music challenges prejudices about Asian women and attacks Orientalism.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jan 20, 2021

The man who taught Harry Styles his Kindness moves
Choreographer Paul Roberts on his 'thrill' at working on the Treat People With Kindness video.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jan 20, 2021

Paul Roberts: How he taught Harry Styles his gloom-busting Kindness moves
Choreographer Paul Roberts on his 'thrill' at working on the Treat People With Kindness video.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jan 20, 2021

Amanda Gorman: Inauguration poet calls for 'unity and togetherness'
The 22-year-old from LA is the youngest poet to perform at a presidential inauguration.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jan 20, 2021

Watch the Joe Biden inauguration poem in full
Amanda Gorman's powerful reading of her poem was one of the memorable moments at Joe Biden's inauguration.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jan 20, 2021

Meet Amanda Gorman, Joe Biden's inauguration poet
The 22-year-old from LA is the youngest poet to perform at a presidential inauguration.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jan 20, 2021

Lil Wayne and Kodak Black: Why did Donald Trump grant the rappers clemency?
Fellow rapper Kodak Black also had his sentence commuted by the outgoing US president.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jan 20, 2021

Clemency Burton-Hill: 'Speech was my thing and then I couldn't do it'
Presenter Clemency Burton-Hill gives her first broadcast interview, a year after being in a coma.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jan 20, 2021

BBC faces 'financial risk' over licence fee income, watchdog says
A National Audit Office report calls on the corporation to produce "a long-term financial plan".

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jan 20, 2021

Coronavirus: Sir Van Morrison to start start legal action over live music ban
The 75-year-old singer will mount a legal challenge against the Covid-19 ban on live music in NI.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jan 20, 2021

Bridgerton: How Netflix made escapism 'steamy'
Set in Regency London, the show has brought historical romance to a whole new audience.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jan 20, 2021

Prada drops Chinese actress over alleged surrogacy row
The actress has been accused of abandoning children she had through a surrogate.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jan 19, 2021

Musicians 'failed by government' over EU touring, stars say
Some of the UK's biggest music stars sign an open letter demanding action over post-Brexit touring.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jan 19, 2021

Baby Done: Comedy film explores misgivings about motherhood
The film explores feeling mixed about being pregnant and social media pressure on expectant mums.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jan 19, 2021

Baby Done: Comedy film explores woman's reluctance at impending motherhood
The film explores feeling mixed about being pregnant and social media pressure on expectant mums.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jan 19, 2021

The cartoonists making mental health their muse
Meet the artists shaping graphic medicine - a genre of comics focused on the experience of living with mental illness.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jan 19, 2021

New owners of Tiger King zoo ordered to surrender cubs
Jeff and Lauren Lowe must hand over all tiger cubs and their mothers to the US government.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jan 19, 2021

Netflix: Four things which have driven its success
The streaming firm, which has been boosted by Covid, now has more than 200 million subscribers.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jan 19, 2021

Duchess of Sussex claims privacy and copyright broached by paper group
The Duchess of Sussex is suing the Mail on Sunday over the publication of her letter to her father.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jan 19, 2021

Pink seesaws at US-Mexico wall win design award
The installation allowed children to play together from both sides of the US-Mexico border.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jan 19, 2021

Duchess of Sussex's father says a letter she wrote 'criticised' him
The Duchess of Sussex is suing the Mail on Sunday over publication of the letter to Thomas Markle.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jan 19, 2021

Meghan 'would have known letter could become public', argues Mail on Sunday in court case
Lawyers for the Mail on Sunday claim in court she knew a letter to her father could be made public.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jan 19, 2021

Peaky Blinders film confirmed following final TV outing
Creator of the BBC crime drama says he "always wanted to end Peaky with a movie".

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jan 19, 2021

Classic bands 'crowding out new music'
Up-and-coming pop stars are facing "massive competition" from bands like Queen, MPs have been told.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jan 19, 2021

Classic bands accused of crowding out new music on streaming services
Up-and-coming pop stars are facing "massive competition" from bands like Queen, MPs have been told.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jan 19, 2021

Ulrika Jonsson defends Stacey Solomon: 'What matters is we're good mothers'
Ulrika Jonsson defends Stacey Solomon against critics and recalls her hurt at being nicknamed "4x4".

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jan 19, 2021

Tandav: Amazon drama apologises for Hindu offence
Tandav, starring Bollywood actor Saif Ali Khan, was accused of 'deliberately mocking Hindu gods'.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jan 19, 2021

Peaky Blinders to end after sixth series
BBC crime drama "will continue in another form" beyond TV series, says creator.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jan 18, 2021

First Dates: Channel 4 series will feel 'more like real life'
The latest daters are in unfamiliar surroundings as the Channel 4 series moves to a new restaurant.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jan 18, 2021

Mary Berry says people should 'not query' having Covid-19 vaccine
The TV chef says she and her husband have had the jab and "would encourage everyone" to follow suit.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jan 18, 2021

BBC apologises for Phil Spector death headline
The convicted murderer and music producer was described as "talented but flawed" in an online story.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jan 18, 2021

Scots TV and theatre star Andy Gray dies aged 61
The Perth-born actor was best known for on screen roles including "Chancer'" in City Lights.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jan 18, 2021

Bridgerton re-imagined on TikTok by US singer Abigail Barlow
Abigail Barlow is using social media to work on a musical version of the Netflix period drama.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jan 18, 2021

Boyle and McQueen call on government to support UK cinema chains
Danny Boyle, Steve McQueen and other UK film-makers call on the chancellor for tailored funding.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jan 18, 2021

Film directors call on government to support UK cinema chains
Danny Boyle, Steve McQueen and other UK film-makers call on the chancellor for tailored funding.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jan 18, 2021

Radiohead: School band demo up for auction
The five members of Radiohead met at school in Abingdon and formed a band called On A Friday.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jan 17, 2021

Russell T Davies on It's A Sin: 'We were all Aids deniers - then it got real'
Writer Russell T Davies talks about his new show It's A Sin, set amid the Aids crisis in the 1980s.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jan 17, 2021

'We were all deniers' - TV drama tackles a different virus
Writer Russell T Davies talks about his new show It's A Sin, set amid the Aids crisis in the 1980s.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jan 17, 2021

Obituary: Phil Spector
The producer who transformed pop music died while serving a jail sentence for murder.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jan 17, 2021

Phil Spector: Pop producer jailed for murder dies at 81
Spector, who was jailed for killing actress Lana Clarkson, transformed pop music with his "wall of sound".

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jan 17, 2021

Chris Cramer: Tributes paid after former BBC and CNN journalist dies aged 73
The "fiercely competitive" but "kind, thoughtful and caring" news executive has died aged 73.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jan 16, 2021

Dr Dre: Rap legend returns home after brain aneurysm
In a tweet, fellow rapper Ice-T said he had spoken to Dr Dre, who was "safe and looking good".

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jan 16, 2021

Avenue Beat: How do the F2020 singers avoid becoming a one-hit wonder?
Avenue Beat scored a breakout hit with the pandemic anthem F2020. So what do they do next?

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jan 16, 2021

Magicians mark 100 years of 'sawing woman in half' trick
Illusionists are celebrating a century since the trick of sawing a woman in half was first performed.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jan 16, 2021

Archie Lyndhurst: CBBC star died in his sleep, says mother
CBBC star's mother, Lucy Lyndhurst, says his death has had a "catastrophic effect" on their family.

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