BBC News - Entertainment & Arts

BBC News - Entertainment & Arts

Spotify to axe 1,500 workers to cut costs

Mon, 04 Dec 2023 10:25:01 GMT

The music-streaming company says it is making people redundant to "rightsize" the firm.

The Crown's Imelda Staunton on the 'shock' of playing the Queen when the Queen died

Sat, 02 Dec 2023 00:49:28 GMT

Imelda Staunton found out the monarch had died while filming the final series of the Netflix show.

Beyoncé: Meet the designer who made her sparkle on tour

Sun, 03 Dec 2023 22:44:37 GMT

Hundreds of hours go into Gaurav Gupta's designs for Beyoncé, Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion.

Are extreme temperatures threatening live music events?

Sun, 03 Dec 2023 06:43:49 GMT

The death of a fan at a Taylor Swift concert in Rio during throws up challenges for tour promoters.

Florence Pugh hit by thrown object during Dune: Part Two film promotion

Mon, 04 Dec 2023 13:11:12 GMT

Other celebrities that have been hit by objects thrown by fans include Harry Styles, Pink and Cardi B.

Nutcracker: Drew McOnie reimagines Christmas classic

Sat, 02 Dec 2023 07:01:18 GMT

Tchaikovsky’s classic Christmas ballet has been reimagined by Olivier Award-winner Drew McOnie.

BBC Sound of 2024: Tyla, Last Dinner Party and Kenya Grace tipped for success

Mon, 04 Dec 2023 00:00:03 GMT

Other rising music stars up for the prize include The Last Dinner Party, Elmiene and Ayra Starr.

Booker Prize: The moment Paul Lynch wins with Prophet Song

Sun, 26 Nov 2023 22:57:12 GMT

The dystopian novel depicting an Ireland slipping into totalitarianism wins the prestigious award for the author.

BBC licence fee £15 increase too high, culture secretary says

Mon, 04 Dec 2023 11:02:12 GMT

The culture secretary says an increase of £15 to the fee would add to cost of living pressures.

Watch: Taylor Swift walks carpet at Beyoncé film premiere

Fri, 01 Dec 2023 01:38:16 GMT

Fans screamed as Taylor Swift and Beyoncé arrived at the London premiere of Renaissance.

MacGowan: Fairytale of New York is our Bohemian Rhapsody

Thu, 30 Nov 2023 13:40:23 GMT

The Pogues frontman said the hit song made him depressed after Kirsty MacColl died.

Billie Eilish accuses Variety of 'outing' her in cover story

Mon, 04 Dec 2023 17:31:54 GMT

The singer sarcastically thanks US magazine Variety for "outing" her during a red carpet interview.

Pogues, Wham! and Mariah battle to be Christmas number one

Sun, 03 Dec 2023 19:07:02 GMT

Fairytale of New York has surged since the death of Pogues' frontman Shane MacGowan.

'Merry Christmas, ya filthy animals!' - Home Alone actor gets Hollywood Walk of Fame star

Sat, 02 Dec 2023 04:31:57 GMT

Macaulay Culkin unveils his Hollywood star and says the honour is meaningful to him as a father.

Kiss to become 'immortal' thanks to Abba's avatar technology

Mon, 04 Dec 2023 09:23:47 GMT

After playing their farewell concert, the rock stars announce they will continue as a virtual band.

American Fiction director says white audiences are too comfortable with black clichés

Sun, 03 Dec 2023 00:23:09 GMT

Satirical film American Fiction follows a black writer trying to make the literary world change its ways.

Doctor Who: It's the best job I've ever had says actress Catherine Tate

Sun, 26 Nov 2023 09:51:49 GMT

Actress Catherine Tate says she "still to this day" does not know why she was cast in the show.

CBeebies star returns to Wolverhampton for panto

Mon, 04 Dec 2023 13:32:52 GMT

Evie Pickerill is starring as the lead role in Snow White at Wolverhampton's Grand Theatre.

Bernard Cribbins: Doctor Who pays tribute to veteran actor

Sun, 03 Dec 2023 13:21:30 GMT

The veteran actor, who died in 2022 aged 93, reprised his role as Wilfred Mott one last time.

Ant and Dec plead 'no more politicians' in TV jungle

Sun, 03 Dec 2023 16:36:44 GMT

The call for a break comes as Nigel Farage appears Down Under this year - following Matt Hancock.

American Symphony: Jon Batiste on filming private anguish behind his musical success

Fri, 01 Dec 2023 01:51:28 GMT

American Symphony sees the musician win at the 2022 Grammys while his wife is treated for cancer.

Jason Manford angry at theatregoers leaving litter

Mon, 04 Dec 2023 18:02:42 GMT

"Unbelievable - you wouldn't treat your home like that," the comic says, at the litter-strewn floor.

Beyoncé tells fans (and Taylor Swift) to 'laugh and dance' at Renaissance premiere

Fri, 01 Dec 2023 01:22:27 GMT

The London premiere of Beyoncé's tour film included a special guest and a demand for dancing.

Rizz named word of the year 2023 by Oxford University Press

Mon, 04 Dec 2023 00:01:27 GMT

Slang word for charisma beat "Swiftie" and "situationship" in Oxford dictionary award.