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.