BBC Entertainment & Arts News
Band Aid single storms to number one (Sun, 23 Nov 2014 19:59:37 GMT)
Band Aid 30's Do They Know It's Christmas? debuts at number one in the UK singles chart after selling more than 312,000 copies last week.
CBeebies star is youngest Bafta winner (Mon, 24 Nov 2014 02:43:19 GMT)
Nine-year-old actress Cherry Campbell, the star of CBeebies show Katie Morag, becomes the youngest-ever winner at the Bafta Children's awards.
Blind Massage in Golden Horse sweep (Sun, 23 Nov 2014 12:58:09 GMT)
Chinese-French film Blind Massage picks up six awards at Taiwan's 51st Golden Horse awards.
Emeli Sande: New Band Aid song needed (Sat, 22 Nov 2014 20:17:42 GMT)
Despite saying her own lyrics were turned down, the singer says the project is "from a place of respectful intent".
'Hitler' painting fetches $161,000 (Sat, 22 Nov 2014 20:23:34 GMT)
A watercolour thought to be painted by Adolf Hitler sells at an auction in Nuremberg, Germany, for 130,000 euros (£103,000; $161,000).
Cosby defends rape claims silence (Sun, 23 Nov 2014 13:18:05 GMT)
US entertainer Bill Cosby defends his silence over allegations of sexual assault, describing accusations he drugged and raped women as "innuendo".
Breaking Bad spin-off to air in February (Sat, 22 Nov 2014 12:59:35 GMT)
The show will debut in the US with Netflix streaming it across Europe shortly after.
O'Keeffe work sets female art record (Fri, 21 Nov 2014 09:58:45 GMT)
A floral painting by late US artist Georgia O'Keeffe sells for $44.4m (£28.8m) at auction, setting a record for an artwork by a female artist.
Bassey rues Goldfinger 'wrong notes' (Fri, 21 Nov 2014 08:32:09 GMT)
Dame Shirley Bassey re-records her hit Goldfinger after 50 years, admitting there were "two wrong notes" in the original James Bond theme.
Lily Allen rejected Band Aid invite (Sun, 23 Nov 2014 14:34:52 GMT)
The singer said "there's something a bit smug" about the charity single.
Cosby carries on with one-man show (Fri, 21 Nov 2014 17:21:18 GMT)
US entertainer Bill Cosby presses on with a series of comic engagements despite mounting allegations that he sexually assaulted a number of women.
Idris Elba planning Luther album (Fri, 21 Nov 2014 16:11:03 GMT)
The 42-year-old Luther star is planning to release an album of music inspired by his BBC detective character.
Monty Python tune tops funeral songs (Fri, 21 Nov 2014 11:45:16 GMT)
Monty Python's Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life has become the most popular tune to play a UK funeral.
Green Cross Code Man back on screen (Fri, 21 Nov 2014 12:51:37 GMT)
Darth Vader actor David Prowse is reviving his role as the Green Cross Code Man 40 years after he first declared: "Stop, look and listen".
Ladybird drops 'boys and girls' books (Fri, 21 Nov 2014 11:27:02 GMT)
One of the leading children's publishers, famed for its classic Peter and Jane reading scheme, is to drop gender branding from its books.
Hockney 'working harder than ever' (Thu, 20 Nov 2014 07:03:52 GMT)
Artist David Hockney says that he "works all the time" and is "still discovering things" at the age of 77.
Brian Cox creates pioneering 3D show (Wed, 19 Nov 2014 07:03:15 GMT)
TV physicist Brian Cox and the visual effects team behind Gravity are to create a new 3D live show using a cutting-edge augmented reality system.
Cruz to star in Zoolander sequel (Fri, 21 Nov 2014 12:16:07 GMT)
Oscar winner Penelope Cruz is set to star in the sequel to Ben Stiller's cult comedy about a hapless male supermodel.
Graduate director Mike Nichols dies (Thu, 20 Nov 2014 14:06:56 GMT)
Mike Nichols, who won an Oscar for directing the 1967 film The Graduate, has died aged 83.
Taylor Swift scores US chart first (Thu, 20 Nov 2014 10:32:51 GMT)
Taylor Swift becomes the first female singer to succeed herself at the top of the US Billboard Hot 100 song chart.
Cher cancels remaining tour dates (Fri, 21 Nov 2014 09:06:27 GMT)
The 68-year-old singer cancels the remainder of her Dressed to Kill tour after doctors advised she needs more time to recover from an ongoing viral infection.
Iglesias wins trio of Latin Grammys (Fri, 21 Nov 2014 13:57:48 GMT)
Enrique Iglesias picks up a trio of awards at the Latin Grammy awards, including song of the year for his platinum hit Bailando.
Motown singer Jimmy Ruffin dies (Thu, 20 Nov 2014 06:08:50 GMT)
Jimmy Ruffin, the Motown performer who scored his biggest hit with 1966's What Becomes of the Broken Hearted, dies in Las Vegas at the age of 78.
Winkleman to return to Strictly (Fri, 21 Nov 2014 15:19:58 GMT)
Claudia Winkleman makes her return to Strictly Come Dancing this weekend after her eight-year-old daughter suffered burns at Halloween.
Detective Luther to make comeback (Thu, 20 Nov 2014 11:32:45 GMT)
Detective drama Luther is making a comeback for two episodes, as part of a raft of new drama commissions on the BBC.
BBC presenter caught speeding on bike (Thu, 20 Nov 2014 13:34:12 GMT)
BBC presenter Jeremy Vine receives a ticking off from police for speeding on his bicycle in Hyde Park.
VIDEO: Bonneville: Bears, Obamas and the BBC (Sun, 23 Nov 2014 15:08:47 GMT)
Actor Hugh Bonneville tells Andrew Marr about the spice of Nicole Kidman, the future of W1A and the past of Downton Abbey.
VIDEO: Ferguson protests inspire local artist (Sat, 22 Nov 2014 17:56:43 GMT)
Artist Howard Barry explains how the mass demonstrations in the aftermath of the Michael Brown shooting in Ferguson inspired him.
VIDEO: YouTube studios for internet stars (Fri, 21 Nov 2014 11:27:26 GMT)
YouTube is investing millions of dollars to set up professional studios which are free to use for anyone who has at least five thousand subscribers.
VIDEO: Addy on BBC1 domination (Fri, 21 Nov 2014 10:56:58 GMT)
Mark Addy talks about his roles in current BBC1 dramas 'Atlantis' and 'Remember Me', and working alongside Michael Palin