BBC News - Entertainment & Arts

BBC News - Entertainment & Arts

Jussie Smollett: Actor hatched 'secret plan' for hate hoax

Tue, 30 Nov 2021 01:29:25 GMT

Jussie Smollett is accused of staging an attack on himself in 2019 as a publicity stunt, which he denies.


Matt Haig's A Boy Called Christmas reaches screens

Sat, 27 Nov 2021 00:15:59 GMT

Bestselling novelist Matt Haig's children's book A Boy Called Christmas has been made into a film.


Obituary: Stephen Sondheim

Fri, 26 Nov 2021 23:02:59 GMT

The composer and lyricist was a giant of musical theatre with a knack for adapting unlikely subjects.


Arcane: Turning League of Legends into a TV show

Thu, 25 Nov 2021 06:40:14 GMT

Newsbeat finds out how the "ambitious" video game spin-off, Arcane, was brought to life.


Storm Arwen: I'm a Celebrity to return on Tuesday following storm damage

Mon, 29 Nov 2021 14:07:36 GMT

ITV confirm the show won't air on Monday but will be back on Tuesday following damage to the set.


Wizkid fans breach O2 Arena security to break into gig

Mon, 29 Nov 2021 12:15:28 GMT

Some people dodged security barriers and charged their way in to see the Nigerian singer.


Virgil Abloh: Designer and Off-White founder dies aged 41

Sun, 28 Nov 2021 20:24:48 GMT

Abloh, who was Louis Vuitton's artistic director, had been suffering from a rare form of cancer.


Christmas bleatings from Shaun the Sheep in BBC One idents

Mon, 29 Nov 2021 20:20:50 GMT

Shaun the Sheep to shepherd in Christmas on BBC One with festive idents.


Fears over Christmas panto bookings as theatre ticket sales play catch-up

Wed, 24 Nov 2021 16:44:34 GMT

Theatre bookings last month were down one third on pre-pandemic levels, the latest figures show.


Barbados: Rihanna made national hero as island becomes republic

Tue, 30 Nov 2021 07:35:43 GMT

The artist and businesswoman is honoured at an event marking the nation's status as a republic.


Stephen Sondheim: London's West End goes dark in tribute

Mon, 29 Nov 2021 20:39:03 GMT

The two-minute tribute to theatre titan Stephen Sondheim, who died last week, took place in the West End.


Isii Nafta singer Nimco Happy on representing Somalia and her TikTok fame

Mon, 22 Nov 2021 07:38:55 GMT

Nimco Happy, the Somali singer of the viral TikTok hit Isii Nafta (I love you more than my life), reacts to her new-found fame.


The 25-year-old getting young people into Northern Soul

Sun, 28 Nov 2021 00:03:37 GMT

Bristol influencer Levanna McClean is putting on free dance classes to get people into the genre.


Hawkeye: A Marvel TV show about a superhero with impostor syndrome

Wed, 24 Nov 2021 01:22:11 GMT

Jeremy Renner returns as the Avengers' archer to explore his 'human' role in the Marvel universe.


The Simpsons: Tiananmen episode not found in Hong Kong

Mon, 29 Nov 2021 19:43:21 GMT

The episode includes jokes about China's censorship of the Tiananmen Square massacre.


Stephen Merchant's The Outlaws will return for second series

Tue, 30 Nov 2021 07:21:31 GMT

The comedy-thriller about seven misfits doing community service in Bristol will air in 2022.


Skepta's manager Grace Ladoja: I was once afraid of the music industry

Mon, 29 Nov 2021 06:45:08 GMT

Music entrepreneur Grace Ladoja on working with Skepta and building her own festival in Nigeria.


Nile Rodgers is auctioning guitars for talented teenagers

Fri, 26 Nov 2021 00:26:40 GMT

The music producer and guitarist hopes to raise money to help talented teenagers.


BBC Radio 4: Fire alarm forces presenters to exit studio during broadcast

Mon, 29 Nov 2021 09:34:42 GMT

Presenters Nick Robinson and Martha Kearney of Radio 4's Today programme had to evacuate the building.


Beatles outtakes in new Peter Jackson film

Thu, 25 Nov 2021 00:02:12 GMT

The Lord of The Rings director has restored more than 50 hours of footage.


Actor Mark Bonnar revisits his dad's famous concrete hippos

Tue, 30 Nov 2021 07:00:38 GMT

The sculptures were among artworks created by Stan Bonnar for Scotland's new towns in the 1970s.


Steps axe their remaining tour dates due to further Covid cases

Mon, 29 Nov 2021 14:31:09 GMT

Two band members and some of their touring party have recently tested positive for coronavirus.


Can art fix a city’s problems beyond the gallery walls?

Sat, 27 Nov 2021 04:21:00 GMT

A major new art exhibition in Manchester bills itself as "a manual for social change".


How Hay-on-Wye book lovers fought to save town library

Mon, 29 Nov 2021 06:12:25 GMT

Closure would have been "a disgrace to civilisation", says best-selling author Philip Pullman.


Radio 4's Today programme temporarily drops off air

Mon, 29 Nov 2021 09:05:11 GMT

The BBC show went silent on Monday morning when a fire alarm told people to leave the building.


Brit Awards: Bree Runway, Lola Young and Holly Humberstone tipped for rising star prize

Tue, 30 Nov 2021 00:03:40 GMT

BBC Sound Of runner-up Holly Humberstone, Bree Runway and Lola Young are tipped as ones-to-watch.