BBC News - Entertainment & Arts
BBC News - Entertainment & Arts
Franzen's rules for writing mocked on Twitter
Fri, 16 Nov 2018 14:45:57 GMT
Jonathan Franzen's list of top tips for aspiring writers have prompted online responses from authors.
Jeff Goldblum: When I cry at music it confuses my son
Fri, 16 Nov 2018 07:51:19 GMT
Actor Jeff Goldblum, who has released a jazz album describes how his three-year-old son Charlie reacts when he cries at music.
Obituary: Richard Baker
Sat, 17 Nov 2018 12:44:15 GMT
The pioneer BBC newsreader who also fronted a host of classical music programmes.
Big Little Lies author Liane Moriarty: Sibling rivalry made me write books
Thu, 15 Nov 2018 00:44:43 GMT
Big Little Lies author Liane Moriarty's new novel has already been snapped up by a Hollywood star.
Broadcasting icon Richard Baker dies at 93
Sat, 17 Nov 2018 13:21:14 GMT
He introduced the first news bulletin broadcast on BBC TV.
HQ Trivia's Sharon Carpenter: 'I can't wait to give away £1m'
Sat, 17 Nov 2018 01:53:21 GMT
Sharon Carpenter hosts the quiz show app HQ Trivia. But can she handle your "savage" questions?
William Goldman, Butch Cassidy screenwriter, dies at 87
Fri, 16 Nov 2018 16:07:46 GMT
The two-time Oscar-winner wrote All the President's Men, The Princess Bride and many other films.
David Hockney painting sells for record $90m
Fri, 16 Nov 2018 10:48:43 GMT
The price of Portrait of an Artist (Pool with Two Figures) is the highest for a living artist.
Children in Need 2018: All-time total reaches £1bn
Sat, 17 Nov 2018 02:16:30 GMT
The charity has now raised over £1bn since it began the annual fundraiser in 1980.
Elvis Presley gets US Presidential Medal of Freedom
Fri, 16 Nov 2018 21:58:31 GMT
President Donald Trump awarded the star and six other recipients the Medal of Freedom.
Wimpy Kid author: I can't get my kids off Fortnite
Fri, 16 Nov 2018 01:19:00 GMT
Jeff Kinney says he feels "a huge responsibility to encourage literacy".
Sir Billy Connolly says 'art is my life now' as he unveils new show
Thu, 15 Nov 2018 19:40:59 GMT
Sir Billy was speaking as he unveiled his latest collection of drawings in Glasgow.
Cheryl says she's been 'seeing someone' for anxiety for the past year
Fri, 16 Nov 2018 06:46:36 GMT
The singer told Radio 1's Nick Grimshaw that she's been getting help for the past year for anxiety.
Why making postnatal depression film Early Days was 'therapy'
Sat, 17 Nov 2018 01:55:42 GMT
When Nessa Wrafter suffered after the birth of her child, she decided to make a film about her experience.
'Accidental album' up for major music prize
Thu, 15 Nov 2018 01:56:49 GMT
How an album of demos ended up challenging Ash and Snow Patrol for the Northern Ireland Music Prize.
Tom Hardy made a CBE by Prince Charles
Fri, 16 Nov 2018 15:12:59 GMT
The star of Venom and Mad Max: Fury Road is honoured for services to drama at Buckingham Palace.
Amy Schumer in hospital with severe morning sickness
Fri, 16 Nov 2018 11:26:53 GMT
The comedian has had to postpone stand up dates to get treatment for hyperemesis gravidarum.
Former BBC newsreader Richard Baker dies aged 93
Sat, 17 Nov 2018 16:31:41 GMT
Once one of the BBC's best known personalities, he introduced the first TV news bulletin in 1954.
Golden Horse: Zhang Yimou's Shadow wins most awards
Sun, 18 Nov 2018 02:12:49 GMT
Zhang Yimou's Shadow wins the most plaudits at the 55th Golden Horse film awards in Taiwan.
Rob Lowe 'numb' after childhood home burns down
Fri, 16 Nov 2018 11:12:34 GMT
The US actor says it is "surreal" to learn parts of California have been destroyed in wildfires.
Golden Horse Awards: The Oscars of Asia
Fri, 16 Nov 2018 00:12:58 GMT
Welcome to Chinese cinema's biggest night: The Golden Horse Awards.
Rebel Wilson: Actress loses bid to reclaim record defamation payout
Fri, 16 Nov 2018 03:47:57 GMT
The actress will not reclaim a multi-million dollar payout, despite winning a defamation case.
Strictly Come Dancing: How (and why) it moves to Blackpool every year
Sat, 17 Nov 2018 09:31:53 GMT
The judges change in cupboards, the physio works in the disabled toilet and the props won't fit through the doors.
Former Showaddywaddy bassist Al James dies aged 72
Sat, 17 Nov 2018 17:11:22 GMT
Al James was with the group from its inception in 1973 until he retired more than 30 years later.
The streaming wars: Can Disney topple Netflix?
Sun, 18 Nov 2018 00:02:25 GMT
Netflix is the leader in online video. Will Disney's plans check its growth?
Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald film premieres in London
Wed, 14 Nov 2018 13:39:32 GMT
It is the latest movie release set in the world of Harry Potter but is set decades before the events depicted in the first Potter story.
Stormzy to headline Glastonbury Festival 2019
Thu, 15 Nov 2018 17:16:45 GMT
He will be the first UK rapper and grime artist to headline the festival.
'We chatted while my daughter licked the pavement'
Thu, 15 Nov 2018 12:33:16 GMT
A comedy about a learning-disabled child has just ended on BBC Four. Its writer, Shaun Pye, meets William Kremer, who wrote about his own learning-disabled daughter for BBC News.
Bristol artist creates giant Romeo and Juliet murals
Fri, 16 Nov 2018 05:21:51 GMT
Jasmine Thompson was commissioned by the Royal Shakespeare Company 'to attract diverse audiences'.
Hailey Baldwin and Justin Bieber appear to confirm marriage
Sat, 17 Nov 2018 13:03:56 GMT
The couple have both referenced marriage on Instagram, just months after getting engaged.
Christmas adverts: Do people care about what they see?
Fri, 16 Nov 2018 00:02:45 GMT
Billion of pounds will be spent, but do people want to see commercial messages on their screens?
Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson works out at Doncaster gym
Sat, 17 Nov 2018 11:41:17 GMT
Dwayne Johnson hit the weights at a Doncaster gym during a break from filming his latest blockbuster.