BBC News - Entertainment & Arts
BBC News - Entertainment & Arts
Harry Potter show opens on New York's Broadway
Mon, 23 Apr 2018 12:55:29 GMT
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child at the Lyric Theatre is an epilogue of Harry Potter's life.
Shania Twain apologises after saying she would vote for Donald Trump
Mon, 23 Apr 2018 08:24:57 GMT
The country star apologises for her "awkward" confession that she would have voted for Donald Trump.
Cliff Richard privacy case: BBC editor defends report
Mon, 23 Apr 2018 18:35:53 GMT
An editor says the BBC could have faced criticism had it not reported the inquiry into the singer.
Avicii's ex-girlfriend posts tribute: 'I love you Tim'
Sun, 22 Apr 2018 10:15:27 GMT
Emily Goldberg wrote that during the two years they were together he was her "closest confidante".
A philosopher rates Kanye West's tweets
Fri, 20 Apr 2018 14:45:36 GMT
The star says he's writing a book of philosophy, in real time, on Twitter. But how do his aphorisms stack up?
Katie Hopkins musical confronts the age of outrage
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 07:11:29 GMT
A new musical called The Assassination of Katie Hopkins causes controversy before it's opened.
The Lido author Libby Page on the power of uplifting fiction
Sun, 22 Apr 2018 00:03:48 GMT
Libby Page, author of The Lido, on why uplifting stories are needed right now.
Mary Berry was once arrested at airport and put in a cell
Fri, 20 Apr 2018 16:32:57 GMT
The former Bake Off judge had packed baking ingredients, which staff thought were drugs.
Disability-led ensemble to play BBC Proms
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 02:19:48 GMT
The Resound ensemble will be the first disability-led group to play the BBC's music festival.
London Marathon: MasterChef semi-finalist Matt Campbell dies
Mon, 23 Apr 2018 16:55:32 GMT
Chef Matt Campbell, 29, posted on Twitter that it was his second marathon in two weeks.
Is 'bisexual lighting' a new cinematic phenomenon?
Sat, 21 Apr 2018 23:22:21 GMT
Is the lighting technique really about representing bisexual characters?
Why singer Lucy Dacus makes her fans cry
Sat, 21 Apr 2018 00:02:50 GMT
The US indie singer has been provoking big emotions as she tours her new album, Historian.
Van Morrison on jazz, fake news and Astral Weeks
Mon, 23 Apr 2018 14:20:43 GMT
The star gives a rare interview to BBC Radio 4.
Why the snobbery about superhero films?
Mon, 23 Apr 2018 16:03:11 GMT
Stars like Zoe Saldana and Chris Pratt are defending the genre against movie "snobs" but does it matter?
Rain, hail or shine: 20 years of weather with Carol Kirkwood
Mon, 23 Apr 2018 09:02:28 GMT
A look back at some the best bits from two decades of presenting the weather on BBC Breakfast.
Church bells ring out three of Avicii's biggest hits
Sat, 21 Apr 2018 19:25:08 GMT
A church in Utrecht, in the Netherlands, plays a tribute to dance music artist, Avicii, who died on Friday.
Avicii: Fans gather in Stockholm to remember superstar DJ
Sat, 21 Apr 2018 19:17:16 GMT
Thousands gathered in the city's Sergels Torg plaza to remember the Swedish musician, who died on Friday.
Van Morrison takes aim at fake news
Mon, 23 Apr 2018 10:42:39 GMT
"I've been talking about fake news from day one," the musician tells BBC Radio 4's Today programme.
Dale Winton: Life in pictures
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 10:49:53 GMT
The Supermarket Sweep presenter was a much-loved star of daytime television
New Zealand's Hawera Cinema bans pyjamas and onesies
Mon, 23 Apr 2018 10:37:39 GMT
The ban comes after the cinema noticed increasing numbers of people showing up in nightwear.
Long-running folk festival cancelled - with no refunds
Mon, 23 Apr 2018 14:54:06 GMT
The festival has been going for more than 30 years and was to be held in June.
'I was a contestant on Dale Winton's Supermarket Sweep'
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 11:40:07 GMT
It was the game show everyone wanted to be on and these people actually made the cut.
Taylor Swift 'stalker' breaks into her house and takes nap
Sat, 21 Apr 2018 13:26:48 GMT
A 22-year-old man was arrested on charges of stalking, burglary, criminal mischief and trespassing.
Verne Troyer: Mini-Me Austin Powers actor dies aged 49
Sun, 22 Apr 2018 11:12:01 GMT
The actor, who also appeared on a number of TV shows, was admitted to hospital earlier this month.
How does Tina Turner rate her own musical?
Wed, 18 Apr 2018 09:56:57 GMT
Tina The Musical opened in London's West End on Tuesday evening.
The £20m replica Shakespearean theatre that's being built on Merseyside
Mon, 23 Apr 2018 00:14:30 GMT
A £20m Elizabethan venue being built in Prescot is aimed at putting itself on the Shakespeare map.
Daniel Barenboim returns German music award in anti-Semitism row
Mon, 23 Apr 2018 19:45:47 GMT
Daniel Barenboim hands back major German music awards after controversial rappers honoured.
Why Lauryn Hill STILL has the Ex Factor
Wed, 18 Apr 2018 16:31:29 GMT
Drake and Cardi B have sampled her: we look at why 20 years on, The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill is still so influential.
Mel Giedroyc: From The Generation Game to Shakespeare's Beatrice
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 23:11:26 GMT
Mel Giedroyc on playing Beatrice in the Shakespeare comedy and the reaction to The Generation Game.
Poppy Delevingne: Models face 'stigma' with acting
Mon, 23 Apr 2018 00:05:27 GMT
The actress portrays Marie-Therese Walter in a new dramatisation of Picasso's life.
Meet the 'professional mourners' united in grief
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 07:47:16 GMT
Artist Taryn Simon is uniting mourners through song to explore how different cultures grieve.
Avicii death: Oman police confirm 'no criminal suspicion'
Mon, 23 Apr 2018 13:09:51 GMT
Police say there were no suspicious circumstances in the DJ's death, as his family arrive in Oman.
Avicii: The superstar DJ behind some of the decade's biggest hits
Fri, 20 Apr 2018 20:55:35 GMT
Avicii, who has died at 28, made a string of huge dance anthems but struggled with life on the road.
Avicii: The songs that made him a superstar
Fri, 20 Apr 2018 21:23:03 GMT
Swedish DJ Avicii, one of the world's biggest electronic dance music stars, has died in Oman aged 28.
The iconography behind Beyonce's 'iconic' Coachella sets
Mon, 23 Apr 2018 16:45:14 GMT
All the cultural references Beyonce inserted into her sets as she celebrated being the first black female to headline Coachella.
Verne Troyer: Austin Powers star's film and TV moments
Sun, 22 Apr 2018 13:17:43 GMT
Verne Troyer, who also appeared in Harry Potter as well as Celebrity Big Brother, has died at the age of 49.