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BBC News - Entertainment & Arts

Richard Bacon 'getting better' after days in coma

Fri, 13 Jul 2018 14:42:00 GMT

The former Blue Peter presenter has suspected pneumonia and has been in hospital for over a week.


Marvel: The off-screen heroes bringing fantasy worlds to life

Wed, 11 Jul 2018 23:56:55 GMT

The artists who help create the look of the all-conquering blockbusters reveal their secrets.


Love Island: 2,600 complaints will not be investigated by Ofcom

Mon, 16 Jul 2018 13:20:40 GMT

The scenes involving Dani and Jack sparked 2,600 complaints, but Ofcom says the reality TV show did not break any rules.


Nancy Sinatra Senior, Frank's first wife, dies aged 101

Sat, 14 Jul 2018 08:08:11 GMT

Frank Sinatra's first wife and the mother of his children "passed away peacefully", her daughter says.


World Cup: Pussy Riot protesters jailed over pitch demonstration

Tue, 17 Jul 2018 02:30:55 GMT

Four anti-Putin activists ran onto the pitch in the World Cup final between France and Croatia.


Robert Mapplethorpe: From suburbia to subversive

Thu, 12 Jul 2018 00:29:12 GMT

Mapplethorpe's sister Nancy recalls the formative years of the artist who shocked America.


Downton Abbey film (finally) confirmed

Fri, 13 Jul 2018 14:23:18 GMT

The "original principal cast" will begin production later this summer, producers confirm.


Love Island: Does the show have a race, age and body diversity problem?

Mon, 16 Jul 2018 00:28:30 GMT

Some fans have criticised the show for not choosing contestants with a range of ages, body types and ethnicities.


World Bodypainting Festival: Models transformed into amazing artworks

Mon, 16 Jul 2018 16:08:10 GMT

The city of Klagenfurt hosted competitors from more than 50 nations in a celebration of bodypainting.


Artist Pete McKee on painting Britain's working class in a positive light

Thu, 12 Jul 2018 00:36:54 GMT

Sheffield artist Pete McKee gave away artworks in exchange for tins of food.


X Factor winner Louisa Johnson splits from Simon Cowell’s label

Sat, 14 Jul 2018 11:15:00 GMT

Louisa won The X Factor in 2015 and has left Syco Music after a string of singles.


Suicide Club: What if burgers and beer were illegal?

Mon, 16 Jul 2018 08:11:43 GMT

Rachel Heng's novel Suicide Club deals with a society where wellness is the key to living forever.


Joaquin Phoenix is latest Joker in the pack

Wed, 11 Jul 2018 13:03:34 GMT

The Gladiator actor will play Batman's nemesis in a film exploring the comic book villain's origins.


The Incredibles 2: Holly Hunter on the 'rush' of seeing a female hero

Fri, 13 Jul 2018 00:07:37 GMT

Holly Hunter, who is the voice of Elastigirl, on how the sequel reverses traditional gender roles.


Doctor Who: Jodie Whittaker set for World Cup debut

Fri, 13 Jul 2018 12:03:51 GMT

The trailer comes a year after Whittaker was revealed to be replacing Peter Capaldi as the Doctor.


China's most expensive film pulled after opening weekend

Tue, 17 Jul 2018 07:14:49 GMT

Despite costing $112m to produce, fantasy epic Asura was withdrawn from cinemas after just one weekend.


Critics rave over Tom Cruise's latest Mission

Fri, 13 Jul 2018 10:20:14 GMT

The latest Mission: Impossible film is "the most exciting and ambitious of the lot" says one critic.


Stig of the Dump author Clive King dies aged 94

Fri, 13 Jul 2018 12:39:18 GMT

The children's author was 94 years old.


Liam Gallagher in Latitude surprise performance

Sun, 15 Jul 2018 10:09:55 GMT

The ex-Oasis star had tweeted that he was in Suffolk ahead of the secret gig at Latitude.


The Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival begins

Fri, 13 Jul 2018 14:12:58 GMT

The Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival gets under way with music from New Orleans based Soul Brass Band.


Nile Rodgers: To be recognised is 'weird'

Mon, 16 Jul 2018 12:45:00 GMT

Guitarist and producer on his popularity and the long wait between Chic albums


Richard Bacon out of coma and tweets 'I am alive'

Mon, 16 Jul 2018 10:39:38 GMT

The former Blue Peter presenter was put into a coma after falling ill with suspected pneumonia.


Lovebox review - Pharrell and Childish Gambino preach resistance

Sun, 15 Jul 2018 00:28:42 GMT

Pharrell and Childish Gambino urge fans to fight Donald Trump while playing London's Lovebox festival.


Three Identical Strangers: The secret study of triplets

Thu, 12 Jul 2018 13:43:54 GMT

Three Identical Strangers tells the story of triplets separated at birth and put up for adoption.


Kermit The Frog: 'I try to lead a clean life'

Thu, 12 Jul 2018 23:46:06 GMT

The Muppets' front-frog talks about how he's avoided the pitfalls of drink and drugs.


Gillian Flynn: 'Why my characters are so screwed-up'

Wed, 11 Jul 2018 00:03:15 GMT

Gone Girl and Sharp Objects author Gillian Flynn wants to see "every kind of woman" represented.


Brothers spread positive message about Down's Syndrome

Thu, 12 Jul 2018 00:20:17 GMT

Brothers Alex and Nick are making a documentary about Down's Syndrome.


Scarlett Johansson quits trans role after LGBT backlash

Fri, 13 Jul 2018 21:35:44 GMT

The actor will no longer play a transgender man in Rub & Tug after criticism from the LGBT community.


Doctor Who trailer: 5 things we learned from World Cup teaser

Mon, 16 Jul 2018 10:31:32 GMT

A runny egg, miracle pizza and a copy of The Beano feature in a 40-second advert for the next series.


6 Things we learned from the Emmy nominations

Fri, 13 Jul 2018 11:37:27 GMT

The most diverse Emmy's nominations yet - with side orders of snubs and surprises.


Forbes: George Clooney earns more in one year than any previous actor

Mon, 16 Jul 2018 16:56:16 GMT

The Hollywood star raked it in last year thanks to the sale of the tequila company he co-founded.


Three Lions breaks chart record

Fri, 13 Jul 2018 16:41:07 GMT

It's the first time a song has scored four spells at number one with the same artist line-up.


Holly Hunter reveals why women are the stars of the new Incredibles film

Thu, 12 Jul 2018 23:28:13 GMT

Actress Holly Hunter on whether the 14-year wait for the new Incredibles film is worth it.


Pick of the Proms: Five stand-outs from the 2018 season

Fri, 13 Jul 2018 05:44:15 GMT

Five of the best concerts at the 2018 Proms season.


Lost Kubrick screenplay found 60 years on by Bangor professor

Mon, 16 Jul 2018 12:23:12 GMT

The script by the man behind epics like 2001: A Space Odyssey is a "fantastic" find says expert.


Africa's WWI effort recognised in new Tate Modern exhibit

Sat, 14 Jul 2018 23:39:12 GMT

Many events have marked the centenary of World War One - but Africa has seldom rated a mention until now.


'I had to make my kidnapper fall in love with me'

Sun, 15 Jul 2018 23:59:33 GMT

Kidnapped model Chloe Ayling explains how she escaped her captor and how she copes with people who doubt her story.


The Crown: First look at Olivia Colman's new Queen

Mon, 16 Jul 2018 17:17:46 GMT

Olivia Colman takes over from Claire Foy in Netflix's royal drama as Queen Elizabeth II.


Henry Cavill sorry for 'rapist' comment

Fri, 13 Jul 2018 11:52:19 GMT

The Superman actor apologises for suggesting he is scared to date women for fear of being "called a rapist".


'How we made Now That's What I Call Music 100'

Tue, 17 Jul 2018 00:33:08 GMT

We go behind the scenes of Now 100 to find out why Dua Lipa made the tracklisting but Drake didn't...




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