BBC News - Entertainment & Arts
BBC News - Entertainment & Arts
BBC Sound of 2019: Which rising stars have made the longlist?
Mon, 10 Dec 2018 01:03:13 GMT
BBC Music reveals its annual Sound Of list, which highlights the musicians who'll make waves in 2019.
The unexpected history of Christmas carols
Thu, 13 Dec 2018 14:17:32 GMT
Everyone knows Silent Night, but contemporary carols are still being written. We meet the composers.
J Hus jailed for eight months for carrying knife
Fri, 14 Dec 2018 14:58:40 GMT
The 23-year-old rapper - real name Momodou Jallow - says he was "utterly stupid" to carry a blade.
Strictly Come Dancing finalists discuss their ups, downs and future plans
Sat, 15 Dec 2018 01:22:36 GMT
Ashley, Faye, Joe and Stacey look back on the past 14 weeks and ahead to Saturday's Strictly final.
Pete Shelley: The story of Buzzcocks' pansexual punk anthem Ever Fallen in Love
Fri, 07 Dec 2018 13:06:35 GMT
The late Pete Shelley wrote Ever Fallen in Love about a man after being inspired by a line from a musical.
Sarah Gordy MBE: Actor in honorary degree first
Wed, 12 Dec 2018 15:40:18 GMT
Sarah Gordy MBE is the first person with Down's syndrome to receive the honour from a UK university.
Were Taylor Swift fans tracked at her gig?
Fri, 14 Dec 2018 16:28:35 GMT
A stadium in LA confirms it uses facial recognition technology at pop concerts.
Strictly Come Dancing: Is Ashley Roberts too good to be a contestant?
Fri, 07 Dec 2018 06:22:43 GMT
Many viewers are unhappy about the Pussycat Doll's previous dance experience.
Bill Ryder-Jones: 'Fans tell me personal things'
Wed, 12 Dec 2018 06:45:42 GMT
The singer-songwriter explains why singing about his mental health does not make him a saint.
Sondra Locke's 'potential not realised'
Fri, 14 Dec 2018 19:36:57 GMT
Actress Sondra Locke, who was best known for making six movies with Clint Eastwood, has died.
Grammys 2019: Snubs and surprises
Fri, 07 Dec 2018 16:05:09 GMT
Could there be a Beyonce boycott? And were Taylor and Ariana robbed?
EastEnders set rebuild goes £27m over budget
Thu, 13 Dec 2018 12:10:03 GMT
The BBC is building a brand new, HD-ready Albert Square and expanding the external EastEnders set.
Strictly Come Dancing: Finalists share memories and best bits from the season
Sat, 15 Dec 2018 06:31:20 GMT
Ahead of the upcoming final, the celebrity dancers reveal their competition highlights.
Who is shining a torch for women today?
Fri, 14 Dec 2018 14:45:30 GMT
One hundred years since the first votes were cast by UK women, who is standing up for women's rights today?
Kanye West vs Drake: What's the story behind their war of words (and emojis)?
Fri, 14 Dec 2018 11:35:12 GMT
Everything you need to know about Kanye West's astonishing Twitter tirade against Drake.
The comedian who refused to sign a 'safe space contract'
Wed, 12 Dec 2018 12:40:50 GMT
Konstantin Kisin turned down the gig, saying the "behavioural agreement" form nearly made him "puke".
David Dimbleby's 25 years on Question Time
Thu, 13 Dec 2018 01:07:56 GMT
How has the face of public debate changed during the veteran presenter's tenure?
Sir Paul McCartney's London home targeted by thieves
Fri, 14 Dec 2018 07:57:40 GMT
It is unknown if the star or his wife Nancy Shevell were home at the time of the break-in.
New face for LGBT stories at BBC News
Thu, 13 Dec 2018 16:59:29 GMT
The newly created post is filled by Ben Hunte, presenter of BBC Africa children's show, What's New?
Sondra Locke: Any Which Way You Can actress dies aged 74
Fri, 14 Dec 2018 15:38:46 GMT
Locke was best known for starring in the six films she made with her then-partner Clint Eastwood.
Roma: Director Alfonso Cuaron on his new film
Thu, 13 Dec 2018 09:19:56 GMT
Roma is a family drama inspired by director Alfonso Cuaron's own childhood.
Is there room for two Mowglis in Hollywood?
Tue, 11 Dec 2018 01:33:56 GMT
Andy Serkis explains how his retelling of The Jungle Book swerved a clash with Disney's 2016 film.
Roald Dahl's family finally get his war medals, 73 years on
Thu, 13 Dec 2018 11:43:33 GMT
The author, who served as a fighter pilot during World War Two, had never collected his medals.
Mary Poppins Returns for European premiere
Thu, 13 Dec 2018 14:37:18 GMT
The return of Mary Poppins saw the Royal Albert Hall transformed into Cherry Tree Lane for its European premiere.
Ariana Grande plans special Manchester concert during 2019 tour
Sat, 15 Dec 2018 19:33:44 GMT
Pop star Ariana Grande will return to the city two years after 22 people died in a bomb attack.
Mum spits in face of Christmas elf in Stockton shopping centre
Wed, 12 Dec 2018 12:10:11 GMT
The woman lost her temper when she was told she could not take her child into a Christmas grotto.
Stacey Dooley and Kevin Clifton win Strictly Come Dancing 2018
Sat, 15 Dec 2018 21:32:56 GMT
Ashley, Faye, Joe and Stacey vied for viewers' votes in the finale of the 16th series of the show.
David Dimbleby signs off from Question Time
Fri, 14 Dec 2018 01:14:39 GMT
From ejecting members of the public to questions about his robotic alter ego, the QT host has had some memorable moments during 25 years in the hot seat.
Strictly Come Dancing winner crowned
Sat, 15 Dec 2018 21:15:42 GMT
Find out if Ashley, Joe, Faye or Stacey won the 2018 BBC TV dancing series.
Talking horses and perfect faces: The rise of virtual celebrities
Fri, 14 Dec 2018 00:47:12 GMT
From animated YouTubers to computer-generated Instagram models, new meaning is being given to the term 'manufactured personality'.
Gary Lineker criticised for voicing political views
Fri, 14 Dec 2018 11:01:59 GMT
Jonathan Agnew advises Gary Lineker on Twitter to remain impartial.
Robyn: 'I didn't want to be a role model'
Sun, 16 Dec 2018 00:26:06 GMT
The Swedish pop star on her return to music, defying expectations and the healing power of dancing.
Janet Jackson finally joins her brothers in the Rock Hall of Fame
Thu, 13 Dec 2018 14:25:44 GMT
Def Leppard, Roxy Music, The Zombies, Stevie Nicks and The Cure will also be inducted in 2019.
Blurred Lines: Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams to pay $5m in final verdict
Thu, 13 Dec 2018 09:21:55 GMT
Pharrell Williams and Robin Thicke must pay Marvin Gaye's estate nearly $5m, a judge rules.