BBC Entertainment & Arts News
Ageism a disaster, says Scott Thomas (Sun, 01 Mar 2015 11:07:53 GMT)
A lack of film roles for actresses in their 50s is "a disaster" and the situation is unlikely to change, Dame Kristin Scott Thomas says.
Obama leads Leonard Nimoy tributes (Sat, 28 Feb 2015 10:55:57 GMT)
President Obama is among those paying tribute to Leonard Nimoy, the Star Trek actor who has died aged 83, saying: "I loved Spock."
BBC's Robinson to have tumour removed (Sat, 28 Feb 2015 18:54:49 GMT)
The BBC's political editor Nick Robinson is to have an operation to remove a tumour from his lung, the corporation says.
Nyong'o stolen dress 'recovered' (Sat, 28 Feb 2015 08:02:38 GMT)
A dress "resembling" the $150,000 (£97,000) outfit worn by Lupita Nyong'o at this year's Oscars has been found, Los Angeles police say.
Looted Iraq museum opens 12 years on (Sat, 28 Feb 2015 13:24:36 GMT)
Iraq's national museum officially reopens in Baghdad, 12 years after it was looted in the aftermath of the invasion that toppled Saddam Hussein.
Rwanda urged to take BBC to court (Sat, 28 Feb 2015 21:33:39 GMT)
An inquiry in Rwanda urges the government to initiate criminal and civil proceedings against the BBC for a documentary about the 1994 genocide.
Sir Cliff's lawyers criticise MPs (Fri, 27 Feb 2015 20:55:54 GMT)
Sir Cliff Richard's lawyers criticise a parliamentary committee for publishing a letter about the police inquiry into sex abuse allegations against the singer.
Turkish author Yasar Kemal dies (Sat, 28 Feb 2015 18:59:00 GMT)
One of Turkey's best-known writers, Yasar Kemal, 92, dies in an Istanbul hospital following respiratory and organ failure.
Birmingham local TV channel launches (Sat, 28 Feb 2015 09:30:05 GMT)
Birmingham's new local TV channel is launched, three months after it was awarded the licence.
Harrison Ford back for Blade Runner (Fri, 27 Feb 2015 10:42:10 GMT)
Harrison Ford will reprise his role as police officer Rick Deckard in the forthcoming Blade Runner sequel, it is confirmed.
Robin Williams' daughter speaks out (Fri, 27 Feb 2015 13:14:53 GMT)
Zelda Williams says there is "no point" in seeking any explanation for why the comedian took his own life last August.
Fearne Cotton is leaving BBC Radio 1 (Fri, 27 Feb 2015 16:11:21 GMT)
The DJ is leaving the music station for a "new chapter" and has also revealed she is expecting another baby.
Genital book makes odd title list (Fri, 27 Feb 2015 13:52:29 GMT)
A book about the evolution of genitals is shortlisted for this year's Diagram Prize for the oddest book title of the year.
Catwoman 'comes out as bisexual' (Fri, 27 Feb 2015 15:56:00 GMT)
Selina Kyle, alter-ego of superhero character Catwoman, has been revealed as bisexual in the latest issue.
Stolen Picasso returned to France (Fri, 27 Feb 2015 11:38:55 GMT)
A Picasso painting smuggled into the US last December, disguised as a Christmas parcel, is being returned to its home in France.
Hockney art inspired by fly-tipping (Thu, 26 Feb 2015 21:46:51 GMT)
David Hockney releases artwork showing the landscape that inspired him after it was blighted by fly-tipping.
Kevin Spacey to get special Olivier (Thu, 26 Feb 2015 01:19:17 GMT)
Actor and theatre director Kevin Spacey will be honoured with a special prize at this year's Olivier Awards.
Spectre plot about 007's childhood (Fri, 27 Feb 2015 11:14:50 GMT)
James Bond director Sam Mendes reveals Spectre's storyline will focus on 007's back story growing up as an orphan.
Doomed Point cinema shows last film (Thu, 26 Feb 2015 22:02:07 GMT)
One of the UK's first multiplex cinemas, built nearly 30 years ago in Milton Keynes, shows its last film before its is demolished.
Redmayne steams in to Thomas film (Thu, 26 Feb 2015 12:08:31 GMT)
Oscar-winning actor Eddie Redmayne lends his voice to a new train in the next Thomas the Tank Engine adventure.
Gary Glitter jailed for 16 years (Fri, 27 Feb 2015 14:11:53 GMT)
Former pop star Gary Glitter is jailed for 16 years for sexually abusing three young girls between 1975 and 1980.
Madonna 'suffered whiplash' at Brits (Fri, 27 Feb 2015 08:30:08 GMT)
Pop star Madonna says she suffered whiplash as a result of her "nightmare" accident at Wednesday's Brit Awards.
Steve Strange funeral to be held (Fri, 27 Feb 2015 20:31:28 GMT)
The funeral of New Romantic star Steve Strange will be held in Porthcawl next month, his friend says.
No future for TV licence, MPs say (Thu, 26 Feb 2015 11:21:00 GMT)
The TV licence does not have a long-term future and is likely to be replaced by a new levy within the next 15 years, a group of MPs says.
Profit hike for broadcaster STV (Thu, 26 Feb 2015 13:11:57 GMT)
STV reports a 14% rise in pre-tax profits, lifts its dividend by 300% and says it is increasing its reach.
BBC Trust chair's HSBC role queried (Wed, 25 Feb 2015 18:06:00 GMT)
A senior MP raises questions over new BBC Trust chair Rona Fairhead's role at HSBC while the bank's Swiss arm helped wealthy clients evade tax.
VIDEO: Photographing black Britain (Sun, 01 Mar 2015 00:11:24 GMT)
As a new exhibition about the experience of black British people opens in London, Jamaican-born Photographer Neil Kenlock speaks to the BBC about the show.
VIDEO: Missing Oscars dress 'found' (Sat, 28 Feb 2015 05:51:55 GMT)
Police in California say they have found a dress which could be the one worn by actress Lupita Nyong'o at the Oscars.
VIDEO: Kanye West in tears over mentor teacher (Fri, 27 Feb 2015 14:28:47 GMT)
Singer Kanye West got emotional talking about his former fashion design teacher, Louise Wilson, who died last year.
VIDEO: Fans pay tribute at Nimoy's star (Fri, 27 Feb 2015 22:57:18 GMT)
Alistair Leithead in Los Angeles reports on reaction to the death of "Star Trek" actor Leonard Nimoy.