BBC News - Entertainment & Arts

BBC News - Entertainment & Arts

Netflix film to open Toronto Film Festival

Wed, 15 Aug 2018 08:21:23 GMT

The Robert the Bruce Netflix drama, starring Chris Pine, will open the Toronto International Film Festival.

Beeching: Churches 'slammed' door on me for being gay

Mon, 13 Aug 2018 11:23:36 GMT

Until her 30s Vicky Beeching had never revealed publicly that she was gay.

Mood Kill: Real life mental health stories inspire new play

Tue, 14 Aug 2018 15:48:26 GMT

A writer's father opens up for the first time after she rewrote her show to encompass his mental health.

Handmaid's Tale: Was it right to take the series beyond the book?

Mon, 13 Aug 2018 13:07:47 GMT

How difficult is it to take a show like The Handmaid's Tale or Game of Thrones beyond the author's original creation?

Inside the Celebrity Big Brother 2018 house

Wed, 15 Aug 2018 09:48:34 GMT

We doubt anyone will feel claustrophobic in this year's plush pad.

How Perrie from Little Mix is helping me learn to love my freckles

Wed, 15 Aug 2018 13:39:02 GMT

The Little Mix star is praised for sharing a photo of her freckles and saying she wants to "embrace them".

Sir Cliff Richard privacy case: BBC will not go to Court of Appeal

Wed, 15 Aug 2018 17:09:20 GMT

It will seek advice over how the ruling on its coverage of a police raid affects future reporting.

Aretha Franklin's family is hopeful she'll 'pull through'

Wed, 15 Aug 2018 09:30:33 GMT

The singer's nephew says Franklin is 'sick' but resting at home surrounded by family.

Ariana Grande and James Corden re-enact Titanic

Tue, 14 Aug 2018 16:24:02 GMT

The Late Late Show skit features 13 songs in five minutes, and was completed in one take.

Tate Liverpool: The 'risky' gallery that revived a city

Wed, 15 Aug 2018 00:41:29 GMT

How the "risky" gallery became the driver for the economic regeneration of a city in the doldrums.

Victoria and Albert Museum tour of British identity

Mon, 13 Aug 2018 11:47:02 GMT

The director of the V&A Museum takes us on a tour of items which explore British identity.

Fortnite used by company for job interviews

Tue, 14 Aug 2018 14:09:10 GMT

An advertising agency is conducting job interviews in the video game Fortnite.

Morgana King: Godfather actress and Jazz singer dies aged 87

Wed, 15 Aug 2018 12:19:50 GMT

Grammy-nominated Morgana King played Marlon Brando's wife Carmela Corleone in the Godfather trilogy.

Kelly Macdonald's Merida threatens to 'break the internet'

Tue, 14 Aug 2018 09:00:47 GMT

A clip of Kelly Macdonald's Merida speaking in Scots in a new film trailer is turned into a meme.

Omagh bomb: Community Youth Choir 20 years on

Sun, 12 Aug 2018 05:56:03 GMT

A choir set up in the wake of the Omagh bomb prepares to mark the 20th anniversary of the atrocity.

A Bridge Too Far and five other films that left their inspirations fuming

Tue, 14 Aug 2018 16:16:42 GMT

A Bridge Too Far, The Social Network and other films that fell foul of the people who inspired them.

Madonna at 60: The Queen of Pop in seven charts

Wed, 15 Aug 2018 07:55:11 GMT

What can a look at the numbers tell us about Madonna and her career?

Sir Cliff Richard privacy case: 'Tough questions' for BBC over appeal decision

Wed, 15 Aug 2018 14:20:35 GMT

The corporation could now face scrutiny over how it managed the story and subsequent legal action.

Strictly Come Dancing: Graeme Swann joins line-up

Wed, 15 Aug 2018 17:43:04 GMT

The former England cricketer becomes the sixth celebrity contestant to be confirmed so far.

Lifeboat Horse 'swims' for Norfolk coast art trail

Mon, 13 Aug 2018 17:13:55 GMT

A sculpture that is revealed by an outgoing tide welcomes harbour visitors.

Caroline Hirons: 'With YouTube people feel like they know you'

Sat, 11 Aug 2018 00:07:09 GMT

The 49-year-old skincare expert says her existence on YouTube is all down to trust with her viewers.

Kanye West: I wasn't stumped by Kimmel's Trump question

Sun, 12 Aug 2018 03:16:33 GMT

The rapper responds after appearing lost for words when Jimmy Kimmel asked him about Donald Trump.

Star Trek saga casts new Spock actor Ethan Peck

Wed, 15 Aug 2018 14:49:11 GMT

How will Ethan Peck compare to Leonard Nimoy and other actors who've played the pointy-eared science officer?

Lewys Ball: Why I put my teenage life on YouTube

Sun, 12 Aug 2018 01:20:24 GMT

The 19-year-old influencer and media student explains how documenting his life online has helped him.

Why Brexit is getting laughs at the Edinburgh Fringe

Tue, 14 Aug 2018 04:31:27 GMT

The Edinburgh festival known for its comedy is finding plenty of humour in the political hot potato.

Singing farmer is a hit

Sat, 11 Aug 2018 23:02:44 GMT

One farmer keeps his spirits high by singing karaoke in his combine harvester.

Obituary: VS Naipaul

Sun, 12 Aug 2018 01:46:58 GMT

VS Naipaul was one of a select group of writers to win the Nobel Prize for Literature and the Booker Prize.