BBC News - Entertainment & Arts

BBC News - Entertainment & Arts

Rapman pays tribute to Cadet in new song after car crash tragedy

Fri, 22 Feb 2019 09:37:42 GMT

Rapman releases Letter to Cadet, two weeks after he died in a car crash on his way to a gig.

Oscars 2019: 17 quirky facts about this year's Academy Awards

Wed, 20 Feb 2019 00:57:53 GMT

Store these for your next pub quiz.

Actress Leah Bracknell's cancer 'nightmare'

Fri, 22 Feb 2019 15:03:59 GMT

Ex-Emmerdale actress Leah Bracknell says fighting lung cancer is like being "trapped in a cage".

Netflix: Is streaming killing the cinema industry?

Fri, 22 Feb 2019 22:31:22 GMT

As ever more people sign up to streaming services, are fewer going to the movies?

Michael Jackson estate sues HBO for $100m over Leaving Neverland film

Fri, 22 Feb 2019 13:13:16 GMT

The singer's family claim that a new film about his alleged sexual abuse breached an old contract.

#MeToo Oscars: Why aren't there more female directors?

Fri, 22 Feb 2019 01:44:50 GMT

One year after #MeToo came to the Oscars red carpet, there are no female nominees for best director.

Karl Lagerfeld: The life of a design icon in pictures

Tue, 19 Feb 2019 17:45:39 GMT

German fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld has died at the age of 85.

Paige WWE biopic produced by The Rock in Norwich premiere

Fri, 22 Feb 2019 21:34:07 GMT

Paige was born into a wrestling family and became WWE's youngest female champion.

Freddy Leo's best University Challenge buzzes

Thu, 21 Feb 2019 22:02:13 GMT

Described as the "Cristiano Ronaldo" of University Challenge, Freddy Leo's knowledge and speedy buzzing set him apart.

Shatterhand: Next James Bond film's working title revealed?

Fri, 22 Feb 2019 16:59:19 GMT

The 25th official James Bond film - and Daniel Craig's last - is due to begin shooting in April.

First Man: How we made the visual effects

Fri, 22 Feb 2019 00:15:52 GMT

The film First Man has been Oscar nominated in the best visual effects category.

Peter Tork: Tributes to Monkees musician who has died aged 77

Thu, 21 Feb 2019 20:37:03 GMT

Peter Tork, a member of one of the first boy bands, The Monkees, dies at the age of 77.

Pop music's growing gender gap revealed in the collaboration age

Tue, 19 Feb 2019 05:13:08 GMT

Three times as many male as female pop stars appeared on last year's biggest hit singles.

Carrie, cereal and four more unusual inspirations for musicals

Tue, 19 Feb 2019 17:39:19 GMT

A musical inspired by 9/11 has opened in London, but it's not the strangest subject to be given a musical makeover.

Netflix axes Marvel shows Jessica Jones and The Punisher

Mon, 18 Feb 2019 17:59:30 GMT

The news follows the cancellations of Daredevil, Iron Fist and Luke Cage.

The controversial genius of Karl Lagerfeld

Wed, 20 Feb 2019 15:39:45 GMT

The Chanel and Fendi designer, who died on Tuesday, remained a polarising figure in the fashion world.

Are controversial adverts for fashion brands accident or design?

Sat, 23 Feb 2019 00:00:02 GMT

Burberry, Gucci and Prada are among the brands facing controversy for recent campaigns deemed offensive.

Rev Richard Coles hails mental health unit

Fri, 22 Feb 2019 10:37:36 GMT

Pop star-turned-vicar the Reverend Richard Coles had clinical depression at the age of 17.

From Gormley to Rodin: The famous artworks hidden in plain sight

Fri, 22 Feb 2019 13:47:27 GMT

As the UK's sculpture collection is catalogued online, we list five artworks in public places.

Jussie Smollett suspended from Empire TV show

Fri, 22 Feb 2019 22:02:28 GMT

Producers for the hit show took the decision after Jussie Smollet was accused of faking an assault.

A look at the films vying for best picture at the Academy Awards 2019

Wed, 20 Feb 2019 01:31:56 GMT

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

Oscars 2019: How Richard E Grant took over role from Chris O'Dowd

Fri, 22 Feb 2019 08:57:04 GMT

Chris O'Dowd very nearly played a role made famous by Richard E Grant.

Who gets to vote for the Oscars?

Thu, 21 Feb 2019 04:55:49 GMT

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

The other 'Oscars' in Oscar week

Fri, 22 Feb 2019 10:54:02 GMT

Melissa McCarthy and Glenn Close were just two of the stars being honoured at the Oscar Wilde Awards.

Inbetweeners creators writing BBC Premier League show

Thu, 21 Feb 2019 17:55:33 GMT

It is the first show Iain Morris and Damon Beesley have written together since The Inbetweeners.

Brit Awards 2019: the highlights

Thu, 21 Feb 2019 01:18:24 GMT

The highlights from the 2019 Brit Awards.

Oscars 2019: What this short speech winner did with his jet ski

Thu, 21 Feb 2019 08:44:20 GMT

Mark Bridges memorably won a prize for having the shortest speech last year, but what happened next?

University Challenge: What's behind Freddy Leo's rapid buzzing?

Fri, 22 Feb 2019 09:17:05 GMT

Viewers have been left baffled by Oxford University student's unusual buzzing technique and incredible knowledge.

R Kelly: Singer charged with sexual abuse in Chicago

Sat, 23 Feb 2019 03:10:33 GMT

The singer's lawyer says he maintains his innocence of the 10 charges, at least nine involving minors.