BBC Entertainment News

February 09, 2018

Carrie Hope Fletcher on how Cinderella went 'bad'

The singer, who will star in Andrew Lloyd Webber's new musical, reveals some of the show's secrets.

How a demon-slaying film is drawing Japan back to the cinemas

The film is so popular it has broken a box office record held by animated classic Spirited Away.

Jane Austen's Chawton home 'at risk' from leaking roof

An appeal has been launched to help save the house in which the author lived for eight years.

Scarlett Johansson marries Colin Jost in 'intimate' ceremony

The actor and fiancé Colin Jost announced their wedding through the US charity Meals on Wheels.

Guy Davies spots gap in film market for his first feature

How one independent film-maker spotted a gap in the movie market left by the coronavirus pandemic.

'We asked Trump to stop playing YMCA' - Village People singer Victor Willis

Village People's lead singer says he doesn't endorse the US president, who regularly plays the classic at rallies.

Poldark house in Cornwall fallen into 'complete disrepair'

Campaigners are fighting for Botallack Manor in Cornwall to be restored to its original state.

Channel 4: 'Improved' outlook enables £1.5m furlough repayment

It says it expects to end "an incredibly challenging year" with a "significant financial surplus".

Borat fundraiser for film's black grandmother raises $110,000

Jeanise Jones has been praised for deflecting misogynistic comments during the spoof documentary.

Gallery-goers to use robots to explore new exhibition

Philip Colbert's Lobsteropolis show has opened at the Saatchi Gallery.

Bobby Ball: Cannon & Ball star dies aged 76 after Covid-19 diagnosis

The star was one half of comedy duo Cannon & Ball and appeared in Last of the Summer Wine.

BBC issues staff with new social media guidance

Staff will not be allowed to express a personal opinion on politics or other controversial subjects.

Spotify and Joe Rogan under fire over Alex Jones role

After Spotify paid $100m for Joe Rogan's podcast, some staff object to the appearance of Alex Jones.

Welsh Music Prize: Shortlist for 10th anniversary revealed

Welsh Music Prize co-founder says live music has been "decimated" by Covid-19 in 2020, as list is revealed

Che Lingo: Meet the rapper signed by Idris Elba

One of the south Londoner's songs became a soundtrack for Black Lives Matter protests this summer.

Oh! Calcutta!: How nude 70s stage show could still rouse the critics

Its long scenes of nudity caused a stir but now it could be controversial for different reasons.

How KSI earned more than his teachers by playing Fifa

The YouTuber built a multi million-pound business empire from his bedroom. Now he's pursuing music.

Lily Allen: 'Women masturbating in a relationship isn't wrong'

The singer says women should stop feeling ashamed talking about self-love.

The Lathums: From a sold-out tour to clowning around in a circus

The Lathums were meant to be supporting Paul Weller this year - instead they're playing in a circus.

Obituary: Frank Bough

Popular TV presenter whose career was ended by a sex and drugs scandal.

US election 2020: What we can learn from Trump and Biden's musical choices

From Tina Turner to Stevie Wonder, what do we learn from Trump and Biden's musical choices?

Maggi Hambling: BBC documentary celebrates 'extraordinary' artist

The BBC TV documentary looks at an artist best known for her sea paintings and beach sculpture.

Sir David Jason: They thought I'd be Grandad, not Del Boy

The Only Fools and Horses star looks back on his career in TV – and other high-flying exploits.

Big House theatre group helping young care leavers

A theatre group is supporting young care leavers in the arts industry achieve their dreams.

Booker Prize: Zimbabwean author Tsitsi Dangarembga on her book, This Mournable Body

Zimbabwean author Tsitsi Dangarembga's This Mournable Body is on the Booker Prize 2020 shortlist.

East London mural honours NHS workforce

A new mural in east London is four storeys high, created with more than 200 flowers.

Dear Joan And Jericha: Taking on the agony aunts

Comedians Julia Davis and Vicki Pepperdine say their dark humour is needed this year more than ever.

Composer with dementia hears piece for first time

Paul Harvey, who suffers from dementia, originally improvised the piece using just four notes.


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