BBC Entertainment & Arts News
Joni Mitchell in 'intensive care' (Wed, 01 Apr 2015 08:14:37 GMT)
Singer songwriter Joni Mitchell is in intensive care in a Los Angeles hospital after being found unconscious at her home.
Gaza man 'tricked' into Banksy sale (Wed, 01 Apr 2015 13:56:11 GMT)
A Palestinian man says he was tricked into selling a work by the graffiti artist, Banksy, that is estimated to be worth hundreds of thousands of dollars.
Beatle's wife Cynthia Lennon dies (Wed, 01 Apr 2015 19:59:21 GMT)
Cynthia Lennon, the first wife of John Lennon, dies at her home in Spain following a "short but brave" battle with cancer.
Wahlberg to make Boston bombing film (Wed, 01 Apr 2015 08:55:49 GMT)
Mark Wahlberg is to co-produce and potentially star in a film about the 2013 bombing of the Boston Marathon and the city-wide manhunt that followed.
China cracks down on explicit anime (Wed, 01 Apr 2015 16:16:39 GMT)
China says it will create a "blacklist" of banned Japanese anime cartoons, and plans to punish firms that hosted violent and sexual clips online.
Daily Show star defends Trevor Noah (Wed, 01 Apr 2015 09:37:14 GMT)
One of the stars of The Daily Show speaks out in defence of Trevor Noah, its newly appointed host, amid controversy over old remarks he posted on Twitter.
Collection of Vettriano works sold (Wed, 01 Apr 2015 10:16:04 GMT)
A private collection of 12 works by the Scottish artist Jack Vettriano raises a total of £837,900 at an auction in Edinburgh.
'LGBT community has long way to go' (Wed, 01 Apr 2015 04:25:12 GMT)
Conchita Wurst says the moment people stop talking about sexual orientation will be when there is equality in the LGBT community.
Zayn Malik solo song taken down (Tue, 31 Mar 2015 16:47:28 GMT)
A solo track from Zayn Malik minus the rest of One Direction is taken down less than a day after it was posted online.
Clarkson live tour set to go ahead (Tue, 31 Mar 2015 17:09:02 GMT)
Jeremy Clarkson is to appear on planned live dates with his former Top Gear co-stars Richard Hammond and James May, BBC Worldwide announces.
Dutch royals to return Nazi art (Tue, 31 Mar 2015 16:39:49 GMT)
The Dutch royal family says it will return a painting believed to have been confiscated from Jewish owners during World War Two.
TV channel 'sorry' over on-air curse (Tue, 31 Mar 2015 15:18:49 GMT)
A local TV channel apologises after a presenter uses a sexually explicit swearword to describe a colleague.
Sarah Harding joins Coronation Street (Wed, 01 Apr 2015 08:34:56 GMT)
Former Girls Aloud singer Sarah Harding is to appear in four episodes of Coronation Street later this year.
Richard III opera to open in London (Tue, 31 Mar 2015 16:48:49 GMT)
A Swedish rock opera about King Richard III will get its world premiere in London this October.
VIDEO: Singer Joni Mitchell in LA hospital (Wed, 01 Apr 2015 13:16:29 GMT)
Singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell is undergoing tests in hospital after being found unconscious at home, but said to be awake and in good spirits.
VIDEO: Mirren plays Woman in Gold (Wed, 01 Apr 2015 23:28:32 GMT)
One of the world's most famous paintings, Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I, is at the heart of the new film Woman in Gold starring Dame Helen Mirren.
VIDEO: Palestinian 'tricked' over Banksy art (Wed, 01 Apr 2015 05:15:33 GMT)
A Palestinian man says he was 'tricked' into selling a mural by the artist, Banksy, that is estimated to be worth hundreds of thousands of dollars.
VIDEO: Chic's Rodgers on death and cancer (Wed, 01 Apr 2015 07:23:53 GMT)
Musician Nile Rodgers on the loss of his best friend Bernard Edwards and his own recovery from cancer
VIDEO: Cumberbatch reads 'moon disaster' letter (Tue, 31 Mar 2015 15:28:28 GMT)
Actor Benedict Cumberbatch reads a letter from 1969 by presidential speechwriter William Safire, on Newsnight.
VIDEO: Bandleader Last bows out (Tue, 31 Mar 2015 22:06:25 GMT)
Bandleader and composer James last talks to David Sillito as he performs his last shows in Britain before his retirement
VIDEO: Clive James 'thankful for life' (Tue, 31 Mar 2015 09:19:17 GMT)
Five years after being diagnosed with terminal leukaemia, Australian broadcaster and poet Clive James says he is near to death but thankful for life.
VIDEO: Virginia Woolf's final letter (Tue, 31 Mar 2015 15:46:20 GMT)
Virginia Woolf's final letter final letter was found by her husband Leonard on the day she disappeared.
Joni Mitchell: Seven essential songs (Wed, 01 Apr 2015 13:01:50 GMT)
The tracks that define Joni Mitchell's career
'On the catwalk in my wheelchair' (Wed, 01 Apr 2015 04:48:28 GMT)
Meet the model who's taking to the catwalk in her wheelchair
British Museum: In search of beauty (Tue, 31 Mar 2015 01:41:13 GMT)
How the Greek nude shaped the future
Fans rally after Trevor Noah backlash (Tue, 31 Mar 2015 23:37:04 GMT)
Trevor Noah fans rally after backlash
America's most generous con artist (Tue, 31 Mar 2015 00:53:47 GMT)
The art forger who fooled museums for 30 years
How Newcastle's arts venues survived cuts (Mon, 30 Mar 2015 01:34:44 GMT)
How one city's arts venues found new ways to survive
The couple who built a theatre empire (Sun, 29 Mar 2015 23:03:06 GMT)
How a husband and wife built the UK's largest theatre group