BBC Entertainment & Arts News
JK Rowling praises Harry Potter fans for not sharing Cursed Child spoilers (Sat, 30 Jul 2016 22:05:48 GMT)
JK Rowling praises fans for keeping the secrets of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, as the stage show opens in London after weeks of previews.
David Bowie honoured at BBC Proms (Sat, 30 Jul 2016 01:11:27 GMT)
The life and music of David Bowie are honoured at an eclectic, late-night edition of the BBC Proms.
Entertainment week in pictures (Fri, 29 Jul 2016 23:41:52 GMT)
A look at some of the events over the past week, including Michael Keaton receiving a Hollywood star and the stars of Doctor Who taking a selfie.
Justin Bieber pours 'Cold Water' on Drake's chart run (Fri, 29 Jul 2016 17:00:01 GMT)
Pop star Justin Bieber ends Drake's 15-week run at number one, with his single Cold Water.
Ken Barrie: Postman Pat voice actor dies (Fri, 29 Jul 2016 16:15:59 GMT)
Ken Barrie, the voice of children's TV favourite Postman Pat, dies at the age of 83.
Prince death: Judge snubs claims by 29 would-be heirs (Fri, 29 Jul 2016 20:15:18 GMT)
A judge in the US state of Minnesota dismisses claims by 29 people who said they were Prince's heirs, including five people who said they were his child.
Honeysuckle Weeks: Missing actress found 'safe' (Fri, 29 Jul 2016 22:20:38 GMT)
Missing Foyle's War actress Honeysuckle Weeks, 36, is found "safe and well", following a search by Sussex Police
How real-life events can delay films (Fri, 29 Jul 2016 03:29:13 GMT)
An attack on the public in France saw a film pulled from cinemas, a situation that TV networks and movie studios have often had to deal with in order to not appear insensitive or distasteful.
Vivean Gray, Mrs Mangel in Neighbours, dies aged 92 (Fri, 29 Jul 2016 13:19:14 GMT)
Actress Vivean Gray, best known for playing the gossipy Mrs Mangel in Australian soap opera Neighbours, dies aged 92.
Celebrity Big Brother audience down half a million viewers (Fri, 29 Jul 2016 11:21:14 GMT)
The launch of the latest series of Celebrity Big Brother is watched by an average 2.3 million viewers, half a million fewer than on the previous series' debut.
Meryl Streep 'set for Mary Poppins role' (Fri, 29 Jul 2016 09:58:52 GMT)
Meryl Streep is in talks to reunite with her Devil Wears Prada co-star Emily Blunt on Disney's upcoming Mary Poppins sequel, according to reports.
Stars prepare for 'celebratory' David Bowie Prom (Fri, 29 Jul 2016 03:50:11 GMT)
A behind-the-scenes look at rehearsals for the David Bowie Prom, which takes place on Friday night.
Great Exhibition of the North shortlist announced (Fri, 29 Jul 2016 14:26:27 GMT)
Four towns and cities are named on the Department for Culture, Media and Sport shortlist to host the Great Exhibition of the North.
Queen's Coronation announcer Sylvia Peters dies (Fri, 29 Jul 2016 10:29:35 GMT)
Sylvia Peters, who introduced the first televised coronation and helped the Queen prepare for her first Christmas broadcast, dies at the age of 90.
Elizabeth I Armada portrait saved with help of 8,000 donors (Thu, 28 Jul 2016 23:05:57 GMT)
A portrait of Elizabeth I becomes public property for the first time, thanks to the success of an appeal to raise £10.3m to purchase it.
Australian TV host Karl Stefanovic sorry for 'ignorant' jokes (Fri, 29 Jul 2016 09:35:32 GMT)
The presenter of an Australian breakfast show apologises to the LGBT community for making a series of jokes about cross dressers.
US social media star Hayes Grier hurt in car crash (Fri, 29 Jul 2016 01:15:58 GMT)
Teenage social media celebrity Hayes Grier is recovering in hospital after a car crash, a spokeswoman for the US star says.
JK Rowling: I did say 'never say never' for Harry Potter (Sat, 30 Jul 2016 14:26:20 GMT)
As the Harry Potter and the Cursed Child play premieres in London, the BBC grabbed a quick word with author JK Rowling.
Highlights of David Bowie Proms tribute (Sat, 30 Jul 2016 07:19:23 GMT)
With Neil Hannon, Amanda Palmer, John Cale, Marc Almond, Paul Buchanan, Anna Calvi and the musicians' collective s t a r g a z e conducted by André de Ridder.
William Eggleston exhibition at National Portrait Gallery (Fri, 29 Jul 2016 23:30:01 GMT)
A retrospective of work by William Eggleston, often referred to as the father of colour photography, is being held in London.
David Bowie Prom in London 'gives his music a twist' (Fri, 29 Jul 2016 06:40:15 GMT)
Musicians will take to the stage of London's Royal Albert Hall on Friday to honour the life and work of David Bowie, who died six months ago from cancer.
Mrs Mangel co-star: 'She got hate for Neighbours role' (Fri, 29 Jul 2016 12:18:51 GMT)
Mark Little pays tribute to Vivean Gray, who played his mother Mrs Mangel in Neighbours.
The artist who sketches victims of war (Fri, 29 Jul 2016 05:17:46 GMT)
Artist George Butler documents the lives of those displaced by conflict across the world.
JB Priestley horror tale Benighted adapted for stage (Fri, 29 Jul 2016 10:54:00 GMT)
The first stage adaptation of JB Priestley's psychological horror novel, Benighted, is to open in London at the end of the year.
The Great Wall: Is Matt Damon 'whitewashing' or good business? (Fri, 29 Jul 2016 10:01:02 GMT)
Social media is both excited and confused by Matt Damon's starring role in the upcoming US-Chinese joint production - a monster adventure epic called The Great Wall.
Rio's cultural secret (Fri, 29 Jul 2016 15:52:50 GMT)
Rio's Olympic organisers have promised a Cultural Olympiad like that staged in London four years ago - but details are hard to come by, as Kirsty Lang discovers.
One long dance (Fri, 29 Jul 2016 04:31:00 GMT)
Drake is on the verge of equalling the record for the longest ever UK number one single.
Sound of summer (Thu, 28 Jul 2016 09:20:25 GMT)
Kent Jones' hit single Don't Mind features lyrics in six languages. He tells the BBC how the song came about.
'United species' (Thu, 28 Jul 2016 01:39:56 GMT)
Disabled artist Tanya Raabe-Webber spends eight hours painting percussionist Dame Evelyn Glennie - and exploring what makes us human.
'Ticking clock' (Wed, 27 Jul 2016 00:04:06 GMT)
Billie Piper says her latest stage role, about a woman desperate to have a child, feels very relevant because it's an issue being faced by many women she knows.