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BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jul 05, 2020

Coronavirus: Arts venues welcome £1.57bn government support
The money will help protect the futures of theatres, galleries and music venues in the UK.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jul 05, 2020

Kanye West again says he will run for president
The US rapper claims that he has entered the 2020 race but it is unclear if he has actually registered.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jul 05, 2020

Vogue Portugal defends controversial mental health cover
The magazine says it was trying to raise awareness after it was accused of using dystopian imagery.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jul 04, 2020

Turkish TV: Dramas become a global streaming success
Online streaming is one of the few industries to enjoy a boom out of lockdown restrictions, and Turkish TV dramas have found great success, reaching audiences all over the world.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jul 04, 2020

Earl Cameron: British film and TV star actor dies aged 102
Earl Cameron, who died aged 102, was one of the first black actors to star on screen in 1951.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jul 04, 2020

How Jarvis Cocker made an isolation anthem by accident
The former Pulp man on his "alive album", domestic discos, and embracing crowd surfing in his 50s.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jul 03, 2020

How to Build a Girl: Beanie Feldstein's Wolverhampton accent lessons
Actress Beanie Feldstein came to Wolverhampton to prepare for a role in the film How To Build A Girl.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jul 03, 2020

Driving into the art of Vincent Van Gogh
Toronto's immersive exhibition allows audiences to experience art from the comfort of their car.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jul 03, 2020

Closed theatres wrapped in pink ribbon messages of support
Buildings across the country have been decorated with pink ribbons, as venues remain shut.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jul 03, 2020

Author Damian Barr apologises for trans tweets
He previously campaigned to have the vice-president of the Booker Prize removed for "homophobic views".

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jul 03, 2020

David Starkey resigns from university post over slavery comments
Cambridge University accepts David Starkey's resignation, saying: "We do not tolerate racism."

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jul 03, 2020

David Starkey resigns from university role over slavery comments
Cambridge University accepts David Starkey's resignation, saying: "We do not tolerate racism."

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jul 03, 2020

JK Rowling: Harry Potter fan sites reject author's trans comments
The sites take issue with her views on "marginalised" people and say they will not use her photo.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jul 03, 2020

Pop Smoke has 'left us something special' with debut album
Radio 1 Newsbeat hears from fans of the rapper as his posthumous album is released.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jul 03, 2020

Van Morrison, Snow Patrol and Ash in music industry aid plea
Almost 150 artists write a letter calling for financial support for the music sector.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jul 02, 2020

Dream Wife: 'We need to practice what we preach'
The punk-pop band on working with an all-female team and why they question the need for validation.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jul 02, 2020

Dream Wife: 'We need to practise what we preach'
The punk-pop band on working with an all-female team and why they question the need for validation.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jul 02, 2020

Coronavirus: Coventry City of Culture pushed back five months
The move will "allow a fuller programme of public events", the organisation team says.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jul 02, 2020

Coronavirus: Coventry City of Culture pushed back to May
The move will "allow a fuller programme of public events", the organisation team says.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jul 02, 2020

Theatre Royal Plymouth: 'I don't know what I'd be doing without it'
Playwright Laura Horton shares dozens of personal stories with the government to help at-risk theatre.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jul 02, 2020

BBC Proms 2020: Line-up will be 'flexible' to adapt to the pandemic
Organisers are creating multiple programmes for each show, as uncertainty over live music continues.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jul 02, 2020

David Starkey criticised over slavery comments
The historian faces a backlash after comments he made during an interview are condemned as "racist".

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jul 02, 2020

Derek Owusu: Stormzy-signed author wins Desmond Elliott book prize
Derek Owusu wins the Desmond Elliott Prize for the first novel to come from Stormzy's #Merky Books.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jul 02, 2020

Duffy: Singer criticises Netflix over 'irresponsible' kidnap film 365 Days
The Welsh singer, who has said she was kidnapped and raped, hits out at Netflix hit 365 Days.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jul 02, 2020

Katie Price calls for penalties for online abuse
The former model and reality TV star talks about her experiences as MPs launch a new inquiry.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jul 02, 2020

PS5 and Xbox Series X: Video game NBA 2K21 to cost more on new consoles
2K Games is the first publisher to reveal it will charge more for a PS5 and Xbox Series X title.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jul 02, 2020

Katie Price discusses online abuse with MPs
The former model and reality TV star talks about her experiences as MPs launch a new inquiry.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jul 02, 2020

Margot Robbie and the fantabulous female pirates
With talk of a Pirates of the Caribbean reboot, we track down some real-life female buccaneers.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jul 02, 2020

Johnny Depp legal case against The Sun gets go-ahead from judge
Mr Justice Nicol's ruling said: "I am not persuaded that the trial of the claim would be unfair".

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jul 02, 2020

BBC announces cuts to English regional TV, radio and online output
English regional TV news and current affairs, local radio and online news will lose 450 jobs.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jul 02, 2020

Katie Price to discuss online abuse with MPs
The former model and reality TV star will discuss her experiences as MPs launch a new inquiry.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jul 02, 2020

Exclusive: McFly sign first record deal for 10 years
The pop group have already finished their seventh studio album, which will be released this year.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jul 02, 2020

Dotty is leaving BBC Radio 1Xtra after six years
The DJ told listeners it was 'finally time for me to turn off my alarm clock and rest'.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jul 01, 2020

Geoffrey Rush retains Australia's largest defamation payout
Actor Geoffrey Rush will receive a record sum from an Australian newspaper, after it lost an appeal.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jul 01, 2020

Coronavirus: New seating plans for cinemas and restaurants
How will social distancing affect going out when cinemas, bars and restaurants reopen in England, on 4 July?

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jul 01, 2020

The new cinema seating plans
How will social distancing affect going out when cinemas, bars and restaurants reopen in England, on 4 July?

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jul 01, 2020

Geoffrey Rush: Sydney newspaper loses appeal over defamation payout
Actor Geoffrey Rush will receive a record sum from an Australian newspaper, after it lost an appeal.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jul 01, 2020

999 Cenotaph: Planned Emergency Services Memorial updated to include PPE
The six-figure sculpture to celebrate emergency services is planned for central London in 2023.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jul 01, 2020

Stars back plea to support UK live music industry
Liam Gallagher, Dua Lipa and Sir Paul McCartney sign letter warning government of Covid-19 impact.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jul 01, 2020

The fashion labels whose clothes are made by prisoners
A number of clothing firms are now getting their garments made behind bars.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jul 01, 2020

Ms Marvel: Trailblazing Muslim superhero goes gaming
Marvel's first Islamic superhero will play a leading role in the forthcoming Avengers video game.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jul 01, 2020

Ed Henry: Fox News anchor fired over 'wilful sexual misconduct' claim
A complaint against Ed Henry involving a co-worker was made last week, Fox News said.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jul 01, 2020

Richard Madeley sorry for domestic violence advice
The TV host and newspaper agony uncle says he "misjudged" his response to a reader's concerns.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jul 01, 2020

Oscars voting body hits diversity target with 819 new members
Eva Longoria and Cynthia Erivo are among those who have been invited to join the Academy.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jul 01, 2020

YouTube cuts off Shane Dawson's ad money
The vlogger will no longer be able to monetise his content, after a series of offensive videos.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jul 01, 2020

Olympics: BBC to show highlights from past three Games, including 2012 opening ceremony
The BBC will show highlights from the past three Olympic Games with 12 days of dedicated Olympics Rewind shows.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jul 01, 2020

Richard Madeley sorry for 'misjudged' domestic violence advice
The TV host and newspaper agony uncle says he "misjudged" his response to a reader's concerns.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jul 01, 2020

Harvey Weinstein 'sellout' angers some accusers
Dozens of women would share a proposed $18.9m (£15.3m) payout to settle two lawsuits.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jul 01, 2020

Harvey Weinstein: Some accusers denounce $19m 'sellout' settlement
Dozens of women would share a proposed $18.9m (£15.3m) payout to settle two lawsuits.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jul 01, 2020

Carl Reiner: Brooks, Van Dyke, Clooney and more remember US comedy 'giant'
Mel Brooks, Dick Van Dyke, George Clooney and Russell Crowe praise the actor, who has died aged 98.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jul 01, 2020

First pantomimes cancelled ahead of make-or-break Christmas for theatres
There's a warning that if all Christmas shows are called off, many theatres "will go to the wall".

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jun 30, 2020

Eight things Will Ferrell's Eurovision movie gets wrong (and two it gets right)
The hit comedy plays fast and loose with the contest's rules and Edinburgh's geography.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jun 30, 2020

8 things Will Ferrell's Eurovision movie gets wrong
The hit comedy plays fast and loose with the contest's rules and Edinburgh's geography.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jun 30, 2020

Gurinder Chadha turns lockdown into family film
The Bend It Like Beckham director turned the camera on herself and her family for a Netflix film.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jun 30, 2020

Met Gala challenge paper dress goes viral
Fashion student Karina Bondareva recreated the dress worn by Cardi B at last year's Met Gala in New York.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jun 30, 2020

Louis Mahoney, trailblazing actor and activist, dies
"Louis paved the way for many actors who followed: a lifelong activist and champion of anti-racism."

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jun 30, 2020

Carl Reiner: US comedy star dies at 98
The veteran actor, comedian and writer also starred in Ocean's Eleven as conman Saul Bloom.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jun 30, 2020

Chase Rice: Country music star responds to criticism after packed gig
Chase Rice posted a video of playing a packed concert to hundreds of fans at the weekend.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jun 30, 2020

Johnny Mandel: Michael Buble leads tributes to 'genius' Mash composer
The Oscar and Grammy-winner also wrote The Shadow of Your Smile and Emily.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jun 30, 2020

Peep Show blackface scene removed from Netflix but remains on C4
But it's still on Channel 4, who say they don't think "erasing our creative history is a quick fix".

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jun 30, 2020

England's museums and galleries to reopen after 4 July
Most English galleries and museums won't reopen on Saturday despite being given the go-ahead.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jun 30, 2020

Cineworld delays reopening of UK cinemas to 31 July
The cinema chain said it's pushed back the opening date to tie in with upcoming movie releases.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jun 30, 2020

Cineworld delays reopening UK cinemas to 31 July
The cinema chain says it pushed back the opening date to tie in with upcoming movie releases.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jun 30, 2020

Queenie author Candice Carty-Williams wins British Book Award
Candice Carty-Williams becomes the first black writer to win the book of the year prize.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jun 29, 2020

The Last Leg's Alex Brooker: 'Viewers don't define me by my disability'
The Last Leg star Alex Brooker on how the show helped change perceptions of disabled people.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jun 29, 2020

Coronavirus: Choir song honours health and care workers who have died
Composer Howard Goodall's new song features the names of over a hundred NHS and care home workers who have died.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jun 29, 2020

Cirque du Soleil cuts 3,500 jobs to avoid bankruptcy
The group says the coronavirus pandemic has forced it to cancel shows and lay off its artists.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jun 29, 2020

Mark Ronson gives £1,000 to Hull Beats Bus project
Beats Bus was founded during Hull's City of Culture year to take music to children in the city.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jun 29, 2020

How UK museums are responding to Black Lives Matter
With museums reopening in July, the return of looted cultural objects is in the spotlight again.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jun 29, 2020

Rebecca Ferguson: When I tried to speak about racism, doors were closed
Singer Rebecca Ferguson tells BBC Radio 5 Live why she hasn't been "vocal" about racism she's faced.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jun 29, 2020

Colin Kaepernick's life story to become Netflix TV series
The story of NFL star and civil rights activist Colin Kaepernick's early years is being made into a documentary series.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jun 29, 2020

Colin Kaepernick's story to become TV series
The story of NFL star and civil rights activist Colin Kaepernick's early years is being made into a documentary series.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jun 29, 2020

Black Lives Matter: Will museums change their collections?
Protests for racial equality have put a spotlight on museum collections, but what needs to change?

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jun 29, 2020

EastEnders unveils 'timely' mural of black woman
The mural by Nottingham-born visual artist Dreph will be a permanent backdrop to soap storylines.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jun 29, 2020

Johnny Depp: Judge defers ruling on actor's libel case against The Sun
The future of a libel case hangs in the balance after a judge rules the star breached a court order.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jun 29, 2020

Coronavirus: Author Michael Rosen told he 'might not wake up' from coma
The We're Going On A Bear Hunt author spent nearly seven weeks on a ventilator while he had Covid-19.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jun 29, 2020

Coronavirus: Author Michael Rosen told he 'might not wake up'
The We're Going On A Bear Hunt author spent nearly seven weeks on a ventilator while he had Covid-19.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jun 29, 2020

Brit Awards 2021 pushed back by three months
The music ceremony will now take place next May, to have a better chance of staging a full live show.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jun 29, 2020

Beyoncé's BET speech: 'Vote like our life depends on it'
The star highlights racial injustices as she accepts a BET honour for her humanitarian work.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jun 29, 2020

Behind the scenes of Stormzy's Glastonbury set
How the creative directors of Stormzy's 2019 performance created a defining Glastonbury moment.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jun 28, 2020

Is Becky Hill pop's biggest unknown star?
She's sung on dozens of chart hits but after eight years, people are only just starting to recognise her name.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jun 28, 2020

Bridesmaids star Rose Byrne on her double helping of political movies
Rose Byrne plays a political shark and a feminist icon in two new productions about to hit the small screen.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jun 27, 2020

Rolling Stones warn Trump not to use their songs - or face legal action
The president's campaign could face legal action if it ignores "cease and desist directives".

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jun 27, 2020

Paul Weller: 'People weren't ready for my house record'
The returning rock star reflects on underground sounds, happy times, and "shocking" race issues.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jun 27, 2020

How prosthetics transformed a circus performer's art
Circus performer Erin Ball thought her career was over when she lost her feet in an accident in 2014.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jun 27, 2020

Milton Glaser: Graphic designer behind 'I ? NY' logo dies aged 91
Milton Glaser also created a famous poster of Bob Dylan and co-founded New York magazine.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jun 26, 2020

Simpsons ends use of white actors to voice people of colour
The decision by the US comedy show follows years of criticism over a white actor playing an Indian.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jun 26, 2020

Can Kenzie Ziegler go from child star to pop star?
She shot to fame as a six-year-old on US reality show Dance Moms, now she's aiming for the charts.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jun 26, 2020

Justin Bieber files defamation lawsuit after assault claims
Two anonymous Twitter accounts made sexual assault allegations against the singer last week.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jun 26, 2020

Bob Dylan's 39th album Rough And Rowdy Ways makes UK chart history
At 79, the rock legend is now the oldest artist to reach number one with an album of new material.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jun 26, 2020

Fortnite Movie Nite: Christopher Nolan's hit films screen in-game
Christopher Nolan's movies play inside Fortnite while his latest film is delayed again.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jun 26, 2020

YouTuber Jenna Marbles quits over blackface
YouTuber Jenna Marbles announces she's leaving the video streaming site after apologising for old content.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jun 26, 2020

Blackpink: How You Like That scores the biggest premiere in YouTube history
The Korean girlband set a new record, as 1.6m fans tuned for their new video, How You Like That.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jun 26, 2020

Theatre and music figures say roadmap is 'meaningless' without support
A government plan for the performing arts is met with calls for financial support and a timetable.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jun 25, 2020

Eurovision: How Ariana Grande's songwriter got involved in Will Ferrell's new movie
Pop songwriter Savan Kotecha and Swedish singer Molly Sanden are among those who helped make the fictional movie about the Eurovision Song Contest.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jun 25, 2020

How cinemas will reopen after lockdown
The BBC's Lizo Mzimba looks at how a glut of favourite movies will entice film-lovers back.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jun 25, 2020

Coronavirus: Five-stage 'roadmap' for performing arts return unveiled
The "phased return" will initially let performances take place outdoors, with indoors events later.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jun 25, 2020

US country band Dixie Chicks drop the Dixie from their name
The band are the latest to change their name in light of the anti-racism movement.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jun 25, 2020

Elton John's ex-wife Renate Blauel seeks injunction
The sound engineer filed legal papers last week, but the reasons for her action are unclear.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jun 25, 2020

Gone with the Wind returns to HBO Max with slavery warning
The film is reinstated to the HBO Max streaming service with a strong new disclaimer.

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