BBC News - Entertainment & Arts

BBC News - Entertainment & Arts

'He was the man' - young artists on Basquiat

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 07:13:15 GMT

Young black artists celebrate Jean-Michel Basquiat's impact on art.

Mel Brooks: Blazing Saddles would never be made today

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 04:10:27 GMT

The veteran funnyman tells the BBC he believes "comedy has to walk a thin line and take risks".

The transgender dancer telling her story

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 18:50:20 GMT

How transgender dancer Lucy Fizz is challenging society's view of the LGBT community.

London Fashion Week: The highlights and talking points

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 15:54:52 GMT

As London Fashion Week nears its close, take a look at the stories behind the clothes.

Wolf Alice: 'Our album is like hummus'

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 00:55:35 GMT

The indie band discuss tour riders, panic attacks and why Craig David should be prime minister.

Netflix pulls Maya the Bee episode after obscenity complaint

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 13:33:36 GMT

The streaming giant removes one of its cartoons after a viewer claims it shows a drawing of a penis.

Game of Thrones star's quest to open up film industry

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 04:46:45 GMT

Ellie Kendrick, who plays Meera Reed in Game of Thrones, says the film industry is "a closed shop".

'Dark' version of Sabrina the Teenage Witch planned by television network The CW

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 16:04:38 GMT

A new "evil" version of Sabrina the Teenage Witch is being made by the CW Network.

The Stage Debut Awards: Meet theatre's hottest new stars

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 00:13:26 GMT

The star of Bat Out of Hell was one of the main winners at the first ever Stage Debut Awards.

How social media is making luxury fashion available to everyone

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 10:25:33 GMT

Gigi Hadid's collaboration with Tommy Hilfiger was among London Fashion Week shows using the new "see now, buy now" format.

The adventure that didn't quite go to plan

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 23:41:20 GMT

Mary Russell, a black woman with dwarfism, set off on a 900-mile journey through Vietnam with five other disabled people but quickly learned they were far from like-minded.

Emma Stone 'started anxiety therapy aged seven'

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 13:27:38 GMT

The Oscar-winning actress talks about treatment for panic attacks and being an "anxious child".

Sir David Attenborough on his hunt for the Kimodo Dragon

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 20:12:36 GMT

Sir David Attenborough spoke to the BBC about Zoo Quest, the environment and the planet's future.

Hillary Clinton memoir What Happened sells 300,000 copies

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 11:41:44 GMT

What Happened, which tells of the 2016 US election campaign, was released on 12 September.

Vikander, Tomb Raider and other poster fails

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 11:11:05 GMT

Alicia Vikander seems to be the victim of dodgy Photoshop in the poster for her new Tomb Raider film.

William G Stewart, 15 to 1 host, dies aged 84

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 16:04:48 GMT

The former Butlins redcoat originally wanted Jonathan Ross to present the cult Channel 4 show.

Russell Brand: If I helped Jeremy Corbyn that's great

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 11:29:05 GMT

Comedian and actor Russell Brand on the rise of the Labour leader and why the UK voted for Brexit.

Ethiopian artists create art from animal bones and bags

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 14:30:13 GMT

Two artists in Ethiopia hope to protect the environment by turning rubbish into art.

Picasso nudes to be reunited after 85 years

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 15:53:35 GMT

The paintings of the artist's younger lover have not been displayed together since 1932.

Bernie Casey: NFL star and actor dies at 78

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 13:14:58 GMT

The NFL star turned actor, poet and painter appeared with Sir Sean Connery in Never Say Never Again.

Rihanna on diverse make-up range

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 03:24:29 GMT

We spoke with Rihanna about the response to her new beauty brand Fenty Beauty.

Mexico earthquake: Salma Hayek pledges $100K to disaster relief

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 12:26:07 GMT

The actress calls for donations to help victims of Mexico's deadliest natural disaster since 1985.

Banksy Liverpool murals sold for 3.2m to Qatari buyer

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 15:42:16 GMT

One of the works, the Liverpool Rat mural, failed to sell at a London auction in 2014.

The Foos discuss their latest album, Donald Trump and Prince Harry

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 12:12:22 GMT

The Foo Fighters' Dave Grohl on how he'd feel about interviewing US President Donald Trump.

Why Benedict Cumberbatch is his worst critic

Sun, 17 Sep 2017 23:51:18 GMT

The actor talks about trolls, Doctor Who and his latest role as a father whose daughter goes missing.

Strictly Come Dancing: Can you predict the winner?

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 00:53:31 GMT

Reality Check has looked at what statistics can tell you about who might win the Strictly glitter ball

Madonna on touring, politics and her sex book

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 23:53:07 GMT

After inventing the modern stadium pop show, the singer says she's "exploring" smaller, low-key gigs.