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BBC Entertainment & Arts
Feb 23, 2024

Coronation Street actor John Savident dies aged 86
The star played Fred Elliott, a character best known for his booming voice, in the ITV soap.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Feb 23, 2024

Miss Moneypenny actress Pamela Salem dies aged 80
Salem is best known for her role as James Bond's secretary Miss Moneypenny in Never Say Never Again.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Feb 23, 2024

Israel threatens to withdraw from Eurovision
Israel's song is alleged to have references to last year's Hamas attacks, breaking neutrality rules.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Feb 23, 2024

Ben Shephard hosts his last Good Morning Britain
The presenter is moving to another ITV show, This Morning, which he will co-host with Cat Deeley.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Feb 23, 2024

The young Bollywood star taking on Hollywood
Actress Alia Bhatt, adored by fans in India, is making her mark around the world.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Feb 23, 2024

Grange Hill actor Stuart Organ dies aged 72
Organ was the longest-serving actor on the children's television drama Grange Hill, playing Mr Robson.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Feb 23, 2024

Dementia campaigner dies after writing final blog
Wendy Mitchell was diagnosed with early-onset dementia in 2014.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Feb 23, 2024

Audio project to capture the sounds of global migration
Organisers are asking for audio contributions recorded on one day to add to its existing bank of sounds.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Feb 23, 2024

Ticketmaster knew we resold tickets - defendant
Two people are on trial accused of selling more than £6.5m in tickets as part of a touting fraud.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Feb 23, 2024

Policeman charged with murder of missing Sydney couple
Australian TV personality Jesse Baird and his boyfriend Luke Davies were last seen on Monday.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Feb 22, 2024

Vice Media cuts jobs and stops publishing on site
Vice Media Group filed for bankruptcy in May and was bought by Fortress Investment Group.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Feb 22, 2024

Vice Media stops publishing on site and cuts jobs
Vice Media Group filed for bankruptcy in May and was bought by Fortress Investment Group.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Feb 22, 2024

Britain's biggest Bollywood star taking on Hollywood
Actress Alia Bhatt, adored by fans in India, is making her mark around the world.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Feb 22, 2024

V&A museum to recruit Taylor Swift super fan
The London institution seeks a Swiftie to advise it about handmade signs and friendship bracelets.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Feb 22, 2024

US TV host Wendy Williams diagnosed with dementia
A care team for the US talk show host shared the update "to correct inaccurate and hurtful rumours".

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Feb 22, 2024

Concern over missing Sydney TV presenter and partner
Blood-stained clothes belonging to the couple were found in a bin and police are worried for their safety.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Feb 22, 2024

Critics say Final Fantasy Rebirth a stunning sequel
Reviews of the highly anticipated follow-up to 2020's Remake praise its open world and story.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Feb 22, 2024

ITV to make drama about contaminated blood scandal
The series follows after the success of Mr Bates Vs the Post Office, which drew in over 10m viewers.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Feb 22, 2024

Vernon Kay takes BBC R2's Piano Room on the road
The much-loved feature is heading on tour for the first time with events planned in Manchester.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Feb 22, 2024

Brenda Blethyn opens university's crime scene flat
The actress told University of Surrey students she would have loved to have studied forensics.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Feb 22, 2024

Strictly dancer Windsor's family thank fans
Robin Windsor's family also ask for the "constant" speculation around the 44-year-old's death to stop.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Feb 22, 2024

Video shows Baldwin in chaotic aftermath of Rust set shooting
Hannah Gutierrez-Reed is accused of involuntary manslaughter and evidence tampering over Halyna Hutchins' death.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Feb 22, 2024

Rust armourer on trial after Alec Baldwin shot cinematographer
Hannah Gutierrez-Reed is accused of involuntary manslaughter and evidence tampering over Halyna Hutchins' death.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Feb 22, 2024

Sex assault case against Aerosmith star dismissed
A judge rules that a woman waited too long to sue the rock star over allegations dating back to 1975.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Feb 22, 2024

Dune 2 'like no other blockbuster', say critics
The long-awaited sequel of sci-fi epic starring Zendaya and Timothée Chalamet gets rave reviews.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Feb 22, 2024

Rival arenas in licensing row over opening times
Manchester's Co-op Live claims AO Arena's objections to its licence are due to "competition" reasons.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Feb 22, 2024

The Taylor Swift drag tribute dazzling Asia
The Eras tour is skipping most of South East Asia. Luckily, Taylor Sheesh is there to fill the gap.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Feb 21, 2024

'Recovering from food addiction is like walking a tiger'
Writer Bryony Gordon opens up on her OCD, food addiction and health inequality.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Feb 21, 2024

Olivia Colman on why sweary letters were original trolling
The actor stars in a true story of a poison pen letter that pitted two neighbours against each other.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Feb 21, 2024

Xbox games coming to Nintendo Switch and PS5 named
Microsoft's Grounded, Pentiment, Hi-Fi Rush and Sea of Thieves are being made available to rivals.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Feb 21, 2024

Met Police take no further action against Wootton
The New Zealand-born broadcaster says in a statement that he has been "completely cleared".

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Feb 21, 2024

Game of Thrones star Emilia Clarke and Mum get MBEs
The pair were named in the New Year Honours list for their brain injury recovery charity work.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Feb 21, 2024

Stray Kids: K-Pop dominated global charts in 2023
Four of the world's best-selling acts last year were K-Pop bands, including Seventeen and Stray Kids.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Feb 21, 2024

Budget cuts mean city faces 'cultural deprivation'
Those in the creative sector are sounding the alarm over Birmingham City Council's drastic measures.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Feb 21, 2024

Trial of Rust armourer begins in New Mexico
Hannah Gutierrez-Reed is on trial for the fatal 2021 shooting of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Feb 21, 2024

McFly stars to share a chair on The Voice UK
The pair will jointly occupy a coaching slot when the singing contest returns for a new series.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Feb 21, 2024

Beyoncé loved country music as a baby, dad reveals
Dr Matthew Knowles says his daughter was inspired by her grandfather's favourite country music as a child.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Feb 21, 2024

Beyoncé's always been a country music fan, says dad
Dr Matthew Knowles says his daughter was inspired by her grandfather's favourite country music as a child.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Feb 21, 2024

Watch Big Keith's iconic scotch egg scene from The Office
Actor and comedian Ewen MacIntosh, best known for his role in The Office, has died aged 50.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Feb 21, 2024

Sean Combs denies rape allegation in court papers
The rapper and two other men are accused of trafficking then raping an unidentified teenager in 2003.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Feb 21, 2024

Matt Smith says new play causes audience arguments
Theatre critics have praised the Dr Who star's 'shining' performance in An Enemy of the People.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Feb 21, 2024

Meaden says Robin Windsor's death is 'devastating'
The Dragons' Den star was partnered with the Strictly dancer on the 2013 series of the BBC show.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Feb 21, 2024

The Office actor Ewen MacIntosh dies aged 50
Co-star Ricky Gervais described the actor, who played Big Keith in the show, as an "absolute original".

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Feb 21, 2024

Jordan North to replace Roman Kemp as Capital host
The former Radio 1 presenter will be taking over the breakfast slot on the rival station.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Feb 21, 2024

Working-class heritage schemes funded
Six projects are to share £150k of funding to explore previously untold Yorkshire stories.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Feb 20, 2024

Rust armourer set to go on trial in New Mexico
Hannah Gutierrez-Reed will go on trial for the fatal 2021 shooting of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Feb 20, 2024

Handwritten Hotel California lyrics at heart of trial
New York prosecutors have accused three men of conspiring to sell stolen drafts of the hit song.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Feb 20, 2024

Parenting YouTuber Ruby Franke jailed for child abuse
The former influencer is sentenced to between four and 60 years in prison for abusing her children.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Feb 20, 2024

BBC Scotland to scrap news programme The Nine
The corporation plans for it to be replaced by a new 30-minute news programme on the BBC Scotland channel.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Feb 20, 2024

Love Island All Stars final attracts 1m viewers
The All Stars format was a big switch up for ITV, but it doesn't seem to have revived the series.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Feb 20, 2024

Windsor was 'a brilliant dancer and a lovely man'
Fans who watched and met late Strictly Come Dancing pro dancer Robin Windsor share their memories.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Feb 20, 2024

Mendes to direct four new films about The Beatles
Four separate films will tell the story of the band from the perspectives of all four members.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Feb 20, 2024

In pictures: London Fashion Week's big moments
A surprise appearance from the supermodel topped off the 40th anniversary celebrations.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Feb 20, 2024

Don't buy our game if you're broke - Helldivers boss
The lead developer of the smash-hit online shooter says it's worth waiting for servers to be fixed.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Feb 20, 2024

Woman sent Harry Styles 8,000 cards, court hears
Prosecutors argue some of the cards sent by Myra Carvalho, 35, were wedding cards.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Feb 20, 2024

Watch: Robin Windsor's glittering Strictly moments
The dancer was on the show between 2010 and 2013, partnering with Patsy Kensit and Anita Dobson.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Feb 20, 2024

Emotional Susanna Reid announces Robin Windsor's death
The presenter, who danced with Windsor in Strictly Come Dancing, pays tribute on Good Morning Britain.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Feb 20, 2024

Strictly dancer Robin Windsor dies aged 44
He appeared on the BBC show between 2010 and 2013, partnering with Patsy Kensit and Anita Dobson.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Feb 20, 2024

Joe Lycett investigates sewage network in new show
The Birmingham-born comedian presents a new documentary looking at the UK's sewage infrastructure.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Feb 19, 2024

Peter Kay to launch Manchester's major new arena
The comedian will perform at the opening of the 23,500-seater Co-op Live venue in Manchester.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Feb 19, 2024

Mia McKenna-Bruce says Bafta win was a surprise
The Kent actor wins a Bafta for her role as Tara in Molly Manning Walker's How to Have Sex.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Feb 19, 2024

Bafta taking Oppenheimer stage invasion 'seriously'
A YouTuber gatecrashed the speech for best film, alongside Christopher Nolan and Cillian Murphy.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Feb 19, 2024

Ofcom investigates GB News show featuring Sunak
The broadcast regulator says it received around 500 complaints about a special programme on the network.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Feb 19, 2024

Philip Schofield gave 'six-figure sum' to ex-lover
The star helped to pay legal costs and expenses to his ex-colleague after their affair became public.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Feb 19, 2024

Ofcom rejects Brewdog complaint over BBC documentary
Brewdog claimed the company and its CEO James Watt were treated unfairly by a programme entitled The Truth about Brewdog.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Feb 19, 2024

Renner returns to the stage at US awards ceremony
The actor appeared at the People's Choice Awards more than a year after a serious accident.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Feb 19, 2024

Watch: Michael J Fox's surprise appearance at Baftas
The Back To The Future star came onstage in a wheelchair but insisted on standing up at the podium.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Feb 19, 2024

Giant potato and big cat on Fourth Plinth shortlist
Two sculptures from a shortlist of seven will be picked to stand in Trafalgar Square for two years.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Feb 19, 2024

The theatre phenomenon of A Play, A Pie and A Pint
Established in Glasgow in 2004, A Play, A Pie and A Pint begins its new season this week.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Feb 18, 2024

Baftas 2024: A dog, tears and Murder on the Dancefloor
A dog almost stole the show, Da'Vine Joy Randolph made Chiwetel Ejiofor blush and Hugh Grant nailed it.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Feb 18, 2024

Michael J Fox brings audience to tears at Baftas
The actor, who lives with Parkinson's disease, got up from his wheelchair to present best film award.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Feb 18, 2024

Watch Baftas 2024 best bits... in two minutes
Laughter and tears for winners at the Bafta Awards 2024 in London.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Feb 18, 2024

'Oppenhomies' Murphy and Downey Jr rule Baftas
Cillian Murphy, Robert Downey Jr and Christopher Nolan all win Bafta Film Awards for Oppenheimer.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Feb 18, 2024

'Oppenhomies' Murphy and Downey Jr scoop Baftas
Cillian Murphy, Robert Downey Jr and Christopher Nolan all win Bafta Film Awards for Oppenheimer.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Feb 18, 2024

Who won what at the Bafta Awards - the full list
See all the winners from this year's Bafta Film Awards, which have been taking place in London.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Feb 18, 2024

Online campaign seeks Easter Island statue return
A campaign by social media users in Chile seeks the repatriation of Hoa Hakananai'a moai to the island.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Feb 18, 2024

Harry Styles turns heads at Premier League match
Fans joke that the star's appearance is the UK version of Taylor Swift at the Super Bowl.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Feb 18, 2024

In pictures: Stars on the Baftas red carpet
Daisy Edgar-Jones is among the actors at the biggest night in the British film calendar.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Feb 18, 2024

Who's won what at the Bafta Awards - updating live
See the full list of nominees for this year's Bafta Film Awards, and the winners as they happen.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Feb 18, 2024

The Bafta nominees and winners - updating live
See the full list of nominees for this year's Bafta Film Awards, and the winners as they happen.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Feb 18, 2024

Steve Wright's Love Songs airs 'without the chief'
The Radio 2 show opens with a tribute to DJ Steve Wright, its long-time host, who died this week.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Feb 18, 2024

Stars arrive on the red carpet for Baftas 2024
Oppenheimer leads the nominations, but Barbie, Poor Things and Killers of the Flower Moon are also in contention.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Feb 18, 2024

Stars come out as Oppenheimer scoops Bafta Awards
The biopic had the most nominations, with Barbie, Poor Things and Killers of the Flower Moon also in contention.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Feb 18, 2024

Baftas 2024 ceremony gets under way in London
Oppenheimer leads the nominations, with Barbie, Poor Things and Killers of the Flower Moon also in contention.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Feb 18, 2024

As it happened: Stars celebrate at Bafta Awards
The biopic had the most nominations, with Barbie, Poor Things and Killers of the Flower Moon also in contention.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Feb 18, 2024

Matt Smith on a Doctor Who return... and Prince Harry
The actor also recalled when Prince Harry spoke to him about playing his grandfather in The Crown.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Feb 18, 2024

Steve Wright 'feeling under the weather' says pal
Gavin McCoy says the star pulled out of a lunch arrangement organised for the day his death was announced.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Feb 18, 2024

Steve Wright had been feeling unwell, says friend
Gavin McCoy says the star pulled out of a lunch arrangement set for the day his death was announced.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Feb 17, 2024

How Kerrang TV shaped the alternative music scene
Channel 4, which owns the channel, says it will soon be "unprofitable" due to declining audiences.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Feb 17, 2024

Barbenheimer and ball gowns: All you need to know for the Baftas
Barbenheimer, red carpet glamour and Hollywood royalty will be centre stage at Sunday's film awards.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Feb 17, 2024

The Oscar-winning film that captured Navalny's life and future death
The director of the 2022 Oscar-winning film speaks of his shock at the death of Alexei Navalny.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Feb 17, 2024

The Oscar-winning film that captured Navalny's life and possible death
The director of the 2022 Oscar-winning film speaks of his shock at the death of Alexei Navalny.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Feb 17, 2024

Did Bigfoot, Cricket or Piranha win Masked Singer?
The final identities have been revealed as the ITV reality singing show comes to an end.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Feb 17, 2024

Jordan North speaks out after sudden Radio 1 exit
The presenter thanks his listeners and says he will miss his "partner in crime", Vick Hope.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Feb 17, 2024

Brydon would love it if Gavin and Stacey returned
Rob Brydon - who plays Uncle Bryn - says he gets asked about a return in every interview.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Feb 17, 2024

Lost Billy Connolly Banana Feet film restored for fans
The 1975 documentary was discovered on eBay and will now be screened in the cinema again.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Feb 17, 2024

Bafta Film Awards 2024: Who are the contenders?
Oppenheimer and Poor Things are the leading contenders for this year's British Academy Film Awards.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Feb 17, 2024

Moment surprise party is accidentally revealed on TV
BBC Weather's Kawser Quamer went into a bit too much detail in her forecast on North West Tonight.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Feb 17, 2024

Leading artists pay homage to Bawden in new show
New work by Lulu Guinness, Rob Ryan and Angie Lewin sits side-by-side with pieces by Edward Bawden.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Feb 16, 2024

'We're brown artists mixing Bollywood with Beyoncé'
British south Asian artists have historically been overlooked but now they are becoming mainstream.

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