BBC News - Entertainment & Arts

BBC News - Entertainment & Arts

Netflix tunes into subscriber surge

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 23:52:59 GMT

The streaming service adds more than 8 million members in the last three months of 2017.


Neil Diamond retires from touring after Parkinson's diagnosis

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 05:26:28 GMT

Singer Neil Diamond stops touring "with great reluctance" after a diagnosis of Parkinson's disease.


Why Fast & Furious is going from screen to stage

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 11:02:28 GMT

The car theatre show, based on the film franchise, premieres in London on Friday night.


Will Gompertz reviews Sky Atlantic's drama Britannia ?????

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 10:10:44 GMT

Can Jez Butterworth's gory drama about the Roman invasion of Britain satisfy Game of Throne fans?


Sky-Fox deal not in public interest, says regulator

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 10:12:08 GMT

The regulator says the deal would give the Murdoch family too much control over news providers in the UK.


L'Oreal hijab model pulls out of campaign after backlash

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 16:09:49 GMT

Beauty blogger Amena Khan apologises after tweets she wrote in 2014 are branded as 'anti Israel'.


Cosmetic firms 'need to do more for women of colour'

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 01:57:11 GMT

Beauty blogger Jackie Aina wants the cosmetic industry to do more for women of colour.


The Silent Child: From Hollyoaks to Hollywood?

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 00:44:53 GMT

Two former stars of the Channel 4 soap could be jetting to LA if their short film lands an Oscar nomination.


Maid Marian actor Howard Lew Lewis dies at 76

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 16:11:10 GMT

The actor, who also appeared in TV comedy Brush Strokes, has died at the age of 76.


How art and design can transform the daily commute

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 00:42:53 GMT

The art and design going into making travellers' daily commute an aesthetic experience.


Oscars: How will they avoid another envelope mishap?

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 10:46:31 GMT

You might remember that at the Oscars last year, the wrong film was announced as the winner of the biggest award of the night.


Britney Spears tour: From Vegas... to Scarborough

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 08:10:32 GMT

The pop singer is taking her Las Vegas show on tour in Europe.


Forgotten black Britons step out of history and onto the stage

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 02:07:19 GMT

A major theatre projects takes in the last 500 years of British history.


Hugh Masekela, South African jazz trumpeter, dies

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 09:20:11 GMT

The South African musician died aged 78 after a "courageous battle with cancer", his family say.


What do children think of modern art?

Sun, 21 Jan 2018 00:10:10 GMT

Six contemporary artists have designed prints for children. But what do they think of them?


Pad Man: A man's 'period poverty' rescue becomes a film

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 11:13:39 GMT

A new film, Pad Man, charts one man's 20-year bid to make cheaper sanitary towels available in India.


Ex-Corrie actress turns sex photo hack into 'positive thing'

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 15:12:19 GMT

The former Coronation Street actress Melissa Johns says she wants to turn her experience of having intimate photos leaked into a positive one.


Missed this week's entertainment news?

Sun, 21 Jan 2018 00:18:03 GMT

Take a look at some of the week's biggest stories from the world of entertainment.


Bill Cosby returns ahead of sex assault retrial

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 12:01:26 GMT

A surprise comedy show is the US comedian's first since dozens of women accused him of sexual assault.


Maxine Peake appointed honorary professor

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 10:56:22 GMT

The Black Mirror actress says she is looking forward to working and learning alongside students.


The Bollywood film breaking the taboo around periods

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 01:05:37 GMT

The story of one man's quest to make cheap sanitary pads has been made into a comedy.


'Our powerful voices are no longer silenced'

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 10:19:54 GMT

Speeches about gender in Hollywood and female empowerment dominate the Screen Actors Guild Awards.


Teletubbies' Tinky Winky actor Simon Shelton dies aged 52

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 11:22:48 GMT

Simon Shelton took over the role of purple Teletubby Tinky Winky in the BBC children's show.


Dolores O'Riordan: Funeral Mass for Cranberries singer

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 12:07:26 GMT

The Cranberries singer, 46, died suddenly in London last week.


Key moments from the SAG awards

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 17:29:14 GMT

Some of the key moments and talking points from Hollywood's Screen Actors Guild awards.


Oscar nominations 2018: Will Three Billboards sweep the (red) carpet?

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 17:58:27 GMT

Three Billboards, Shape of Water and Darkest Hour are all set to be nominated.


Wireless Festival: Stormzy, J Cole and DJ Khaled to headline 2018 line-up

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 12:44:32 GMT

Other artists due to perform include Cardi B, Wretch 32, French Montana and Mabel.


Razzies: nominations are out to find the worst film of 2017

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 15:51:08 GMT

The Razzie nominations are out. The organisers are aiming to reward the worst films in Hollywood.


Profoundly deaf Maisie Sly is the star of a short film which may be nominated for an Oscar

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 10:13:00 GMT

Profoundly deaf six-year-old Maisie Sly is the star of The Silent Child, a short film which could be vying for an Oscar.


The Welsh singer selling country back to America

Sun, 21 Jan 2018 00:15:17 GMT

How a 20-year-old from Wales is selling blues and roots back to America.


In pictures: London lit up by Lumiere festival

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 20:42:56 GMT

The four-night festival is illuminating landmarks across the city.