BBC News - Entertainment & Arts

BBC News - Entertainment & Arts

Bucks Fizz star Jay Aston back on stage after cancer operation

Mon, 22 Oct 2018 15:41:52 GMT

Jay Aston has had life-saving surgery to treat her mouth cancer.

Cardi B hands out free winter coats in Brooklyn

Fri, 19 Oct 2018 18:58:31 GMT

Fans of the rapper queue for hours for the clothing as well as for selfies with the star.

Willy Wonka actress Diana Sowle dies, aged 88

Mon, 22 Oct 2018 10:24:27 GMT

The actress was best known for her role as the mother of Charlie in Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory.

Former Newsnight editor: 'Stop obsessing about gender'

Tue, 23 Oct 2018 01:05:28 GMT

John Morrison says a lot has changed since he edited the flagship BBC news programme from 1987-1990.

Selma Blair: Cruel Intentions star reveals MS diagnosis

Sun, 21 Oct 2018 15:19:49 GMT

Selma Blair shared the news in an emotional Instagram post, saying the news was "overwhelming".

Pete Davidson speaks out for first time on Ariana split

Mon, 22 Oct 2018 09:48:04 GMT

The comedian was performing at a benefit gig when he made jokes about his split from the singer.

Peterloo: The man who ordered a massacre

Sat, 20 Oct 2018 23:21:30 GMT

Downton Abbey creator Lord Fellowes condemns his "evil" ancestor who ordered the Peterloo Massacre.

Halloween: Jamie Lee Curtis reboot breaks US box office record

Mon, 22 Oct 2018 16:40:49 GMT

The slasher is the biggest debut ever for a film with a female lead over 55 years old.

Chris Hemsworth picks up US hitchhiker in Australia

Mon, 22 Oct 2018 04:54:56 GMT

Musician Scott Hildebrand got a helicopter lift in Australia with the superhero film star.

Jamie Lee Curtis: 'I've never had so much attention'

Tue, 16 Oct 2018 23:46:00 GMT

The 60-year-old actress explains why she's returning to Halloween (but don't call it a franchise).

Netflix denies changing posters based on viewers' race

Mon, 22 Oct 2018 14:53:44 GMT

The site responds to claims it's "misleading" users with the choices of promotional shots it offers.

Radio 1 Teen Awards: Gemma Collins makes a dramatic entrance

Mon, 22 Oct 2018 10:33:13 GMT

After THAT fall last year, it's only right the reality TV star made a big appearance at this year's event.

Biffy Clyro's Simon: Guitars are 'an extension of my personality'

Thu, 18 Oct 2018 11:24:57 GMT

Biffy Clyro's Simon Neil has just won the first Fender Play award at the Q awards for guitar playing.

Paddy McGuinness and Freddie Flintoff join Top Gear

Mon, 22 Oct 2018 08:24:52 GMT

Paddy McGuinness and Andrew "Freddie" Flintoff are announced as new hosts of the driving show.

Laurel and Hardy for a new generation

Mon, 22 Oct 2018 01:03:45 GMT

Steve Coogan and John C. Reilly play the comedy duo in Stan & Ollie.

The 99-year-old transgender artist

Mon, 22 Oct 2018 16:47:50 GMT

Louise Jennings was 26 years old when she fought in World War Two as Robert Jennings.

Bohemian Rhapsody: How Rami Malek became Freddie Mercury

Tue, 23 Oct 2018 03:04:56 GMT

The actor explains the lengths he went to to avoid his portrayal of the Queen star becoming a crude impersonation.

Amy Schumer uses Meghan pic to announce pregnancy

Tue, 23 Oct 2018 00:49:24 GMT

The comedian announced the news via a friend's Instagram story, and a photoshopped picture.

Jo Brand on Strictly, strippers and... staying safe

Fri, 19 Oct 2018 03:49:31 GMT

The comic and presenter shares her life lessons - and reveals all about THAT Have I Got News For You moment.

Nine entertainment stories you may have missed this week

Sun, 21 Oct 2018 08:06:49 GMT

From Piers getting pied to Bunton joining Bake Off.

Sondheim's Company is a gender-swap hit

Thu, 18 Oct 2018 10:02:43 GMT

A reimagining of Sondheim's Company switches the sex of the lead and most of the cast.

5 things about Red Dead Redemption 2

Mon, 22 Oct 2018 13:32:01 GMT

The hotly anticipated video game is released this week.

Why Doctor Who's Rosa Parks got people talking

Mon, 22 Oct 2018 16:26:23 GMT

Sunday's episode of Doctor Who saw Jodie Whittaker meeting civil right activist, Rosa Parks.

LM5: Why Little Mix's album title is a clever move

Wed, 17 Oct 2018 04:29:56 GMT

The name of the group's fifth album is dedicated to fans and capitalises on social media.

Deaf, dancing, fabulous - the UK's first deaf vogue house

Sat, 20 Oct 2018 01:52:06 GMT

The House of Krip are deaf dancers shaking up the vogue world.

Simon Mayo and Jo Whiley leave Radio 2 Drivetime

Mon, 22 Oct 2018 12:02:09 GMT

Simon Mayo is leaving Radio 2 altogether after a huge listener backlash to the new Drivetime show.

Meet the artist whose brain makes him paint all night

Sun, 21 Oct 2018 23:15:13 GMT

Wayne Sheppard had never painted until he had a seizure two years ago. Now he can't stop.

Can a girl from the Bronx become the next K-pop star?

Mon, 22 Oct 2018 00:10:37 GMT

A training centre in New York City is teaching hopefuls on how to break into K-pop.

Lil Wayne necklace helps art student pay university fees

Mon, 22 Oct 2018 21:02:40 GMT

The art student was "freaking out" when she was asked to make the rapper a birthday present.

Making a Murderer 2: 'It's the journey of the convicted'

Thu, 18 Oct 2018 00:29:44 GMT

The writers and directors of the Netflix series explain why they're continuing Steven Avery's story.

How U2's technology is changing concerts for the better

Thu, 18 Oct 2018 16:01:31 GMT

The band's groundbreaking stage show is designed to ensure everyone has a front-row seat.