BBC News - Entertainment & Arts

BBC News - Entertainment & Arts

Roman Reigns: 'I was finally able to share this huge secret'

Fri, 24 May 2019 09:37:28 GMT

WWE superstar Roman Reigns, who gave up his Universal Championship title last year, speaks about dealing with leukaemia.

The Verve's Richard Ashcroft on the end of Bitter Sweet Symphony dispute

Fri, 24 May 2019 00:49:40 GMT

After 22 years, the song's writer Richard Ashcroft has got the rights back from the Rolling Stones.

Aladdin: How Disney found its leading characters

Wed, 22 May 2019 07:53:55 GMT

Will Smith might be playing the genie, but Disney opted for two relative unknowns for the leads.

How author Lee Child lost his job and found global success

Thu, 23 May 2019 01:40:11 GMT

The best-selling Jack Reacher creator explains how a crumbled TV career was the making of him.

Quentin Tarantino's 'brilliant' Hollywood return

Wed, 22 May 2019 15:17:43 GMT

Tarantino's latest has premiered at Cannes to rave reviews - here's what we've learned from the reaction.

We Are Middlesbrough: From a town of industry to a city of culture?

Fri, 24 May 2019 02:17:58 GMT

Middlesbrough's grimy past is turned into art and a musical as the town looks to a creative future.

Morrissey posters removed from Merseyrail stations

Fri, 24 May 2019 13:52:58 GMT

Merseyrail takes down posters for Morrissey's new album over concerns about the singer's political views.

Mae Martin: The comedian who doesn't want to label love

Thu, 23 May 2019 23:33:14 GMT

Canadian stand-up Mae Martin wishes we could all relax about each other's sexuality.

The Tiger Who Came To Tea author Judith Kerr dies

Thu, 23 May 2019 11:48:36 GMT

Judith Kerr published more than 30 books over a 50-year career, dreaming up a tiger story to amuse her two children.

Quentin Tarantino 'rejects hypothesis' on Margot Robbie

Thu, 23 May 2019 16:44:18 GMT

The Once Upon a Time in... Hollywood director rejected a question about Margot Robbie's lack of lines in the movie.

Sir Elton John's best movie moments

Wed, 22 May 2019 23:27:43 GMT

As Rocketman is released in UK cinemas we give a brief history of Sir Elton on the big screen.

Cannes 2019: Selena Gomez says social media 'terrible' for 'my generation'

Wed, 15 May 2019 12:27:24 GMT

The actress and singer urges people to set time limits on their online activity.

Does a hit song really need 9 writers?

Fri, 24 May 2019 13:57:06 GMT

Rudimental just won a songwriting prize for a song that credits nine writers. How many is too many?

Cannes 2019: Ken Loach says zero-hour contracts can 'kill' people

Fri, 17 May 2019 14:31:55 GMT

British filmmaker calls for "fundamental change" to working conditions for millions of Brits.

Major UK festivals to go plastic-free

Fri, 24 May 2019 08:51:31 GMT

Reading and Leeds, Wireless, Latitude and Download will all ban single-use plastics by 2021.

Diego Maradona at Cannes: Touching the foot 'blessed by God'

Mon, 20 May 2019 01:54:27 GMT

Filmmaker Asif Kapadia gets closer to Diego Maradona than any England defender ever could.

Steve Dymond death: Jeremy Kyle guest ex-partner 'abused online'

Fri, 24 May 2019 12:29:36 GMT

Jane Callaghan says she is being blamed for the death of her ex, who took part in the Jeremy Kyle show.

Lauren Child pays tribute to 'generous' Judith Kerr

Thu, 23 May 2019 11:56:57 GMT

Children's Laureate Lauren Child tells the BBC about her friend, the writer Judith Kerr, who has died aged 95.

Cannes 2019: Mati Diop 'a little sad' to make history

Fri, 17 May 2019 11:23:38 GMT

Director is "moved" but "sad" to make history as the film festival's first black woman in competition.

Lewis Capaldi: Fastest-selling LP of 2019 so far

Fri, 24 May 2019 16:40:29 GMT

Scots singer hoping to "make some money finally" after debut record goes straight to the top of the heap.

Harvey Weinstein 'to settle with accusers for $44m'

Fri, 24 May 2019 08:27:01 GMT

The film producer reached a deal with women who say he sexually abused them, his lawyers tell media.

Blackpink: Meet the K-pop superstars backstage at their first UK tour

Thu, 23 May 2019 18:55:55 GMT

From their Spice Girls inspiration to Coachella: here's what we learned from K-pop stars Blackpink.