BBC News - Entertainment & Arts

BBC News - Entertainment & Arts

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.

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.

George Ginn has sold records in Brighton for 50 years

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 23:45:13 GMT

It's Record Store Day on Saturday, but for George, a seller of vinyl since 1962, it's a normal day.

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.

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.

God of War: The single dad opening gaming up to new emotions

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 04:47:03 GMT

The team behind God of War tell Newsbeat the gaming industry is maturing to tackle more complex emotions than ever before.

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.

'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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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?

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

Stella McCartney: Fashion is swamping our planet

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 05:34:51 GMT

Designer Stella McCartney says fashion is a medieval industry, which produces a huge amount of waste.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Is 'bisexual lighting' a new cinematic phenomenon?

Sat, 21 Apr 2018 23:22:21 GMT

Is the lighting technique really about representing bisexual characters?

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.

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.

Mini-Me Austin Powers actor Verne Troyer dies aged 49

Sun, 22 Apr 2018 02:19:53 GMT

The actor, who also appeared on a number of TV shows, was admitted to hospital earlier this month.

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