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BBC News - Entertainment & Arts

BBC News - Entertainment & Arts

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.


Record Store Day: Radiohead's OK Computer tops indie chart

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 15:15:23 GMT

OK Computer tops album sales in independent record stores over the past year.


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.


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.


Allison Mack, Smallville actress, charged over Nxivm sex trafficking

Sat, 21 Apr 2018 06:35:57 GMT

She pleaded not guilty to recruiting women for sexual exploitation in a purported self-help group.


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


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


Shaggy and Kylie help the Queen celebrate 92nd birthday

Sat, 21 Apr 2018 21:07:15 GMT

The star-studded event at the Royal Albert Hall saw performances by a range of artists.


Calvin Harris and Dua Lipa depose Drake in UK chart

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 17:02:50 GMT

Calvin Harris and Dua Lipa knock Drake off the top spot in the UK singles chart after one week.


Missed this week's entertainment news?

Sat, 21 Apr 2018 01:36:12 GMT

Rachel Weisz, Ariana Grande and Conchita Wurst were among the stars in the headlines this week.


No Tears Left To Cry: Ariana Grande's uplifting new single alludes to Manchester

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 04:00:39 GMT

The star's first single since the Manchester Arena bombing is an emotional but defiant anthem of hope.


Coachella: Beyonce's black pride symbolism explained

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 18:23:11 GMT

The singer made history as the first black woman to headline Coachella.


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.


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?


Rachel Weisz announces pregnancy at 48

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 11:55:40 GMT

The actress and her husband Daniel Craig say they are excited to have a "little human" on the way.


Teen Vogue reporter groped at Coachella

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 21:50:30 GMT

Vera Papisova was groped at Coachella while reporting on sexual harassment for Teen Vogue.


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.


'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.


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.


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.


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.


Is 'bisexual lighting' a new cinematic phenomenon?

Sat, 21 Apr 2018 23:22:21 GMT

Is the lighting technique really about representing bisexual characters?


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


Heartbeat actor Bill Maynard's funeral held

Sat, 21 Apr 2018 16:02:18 GMT

Bill Maynard's family said he died in hospital shortly after breaking his hip in a fall from a mobility scooter.


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.


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.


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.