BBC Entertainment & Arts News
Actress Geraldine McEwan dies (Sat, 31 Jan 2015 21:09:16 GMT)
Actress Geraldine McEwan, known for playing Agatha Christie sleuth Miss Marple on ITV, has died aged 82, her family says.
Whitney's daughter 'found in bath' (Sat, 31 Jan 2015 19:43:04 GMT)
Bobbi Kristina Brown, daughter of late American singer Whitney Houston, is found unresponsive in a bathtub in a home in Georgia, US police say.
Phoenix Nights actor Robbins 'stable' (Sat, 31 Jan 2015 23:48:50 GMT)
Phoenix Nights comedian Ted Robbins is in a stable condition in hospital after collapsing on stage during a show at Manchester Arena, the venue says.
Brian Blessed pulls out of King Lear (Fri, 30 Jan 2015 16:56:13 GMT)
Actor Brian Blessed pulls out of Guildford Shakespeare Company's production of King Lear on doctor's advice, after collapsing with heart trouble during a performance last week.
Cumberbatch calls for gay pardons (Sat, 31 Jan 2015 13:17:48 GMT)
Benedict Cumberbatch and members of codebreaker Alan Turing's family are among those calling for thousands of men who were prosecuted for being gay to be pardoned.
Louis Armstrong Desert Discs online (Sat, 31 Jan 2015 09:57:52 GMT)
Louis Armstrong's personal copy of his appearance on BBC Radio 4's Desert Island Discs is among the recordings to be added to the show's online archive.
Piers Linney to leave Dragons' Den (Sat, 31 Jan 2015 13:10:36 GMT)
Digital entrepreneur Piers Linney is leaving Dragons' Den after two series "to pursue other interests".
Suge Knight held over LA death (Fri, 30 Jan 2015 12:43:21 GMT)
Death Row Records founder Marion "Suge" Knight is being held on a murder charge by police after a fatal hit-and-run.
Stage awards honour theatre industry (Fri, 30 Jan 2015 16:24:52 GMT)
The Young Vic in London, Southampton's Nuffield, Liverpool's Everyman and producer Sonia Friedman are among the winners at The Stage's 2015 awards.
Robbie Coltrane taken ill on flight (Fri, 30 Jan 2015 10:11:58 GMT)
Harry Potter actor Robbie Coltrane is admitted to hospital in Florida with flu-like symptoms after falling ill during a flight from London.
Cliff Richard raid on RTS shortlist (Fri, 30 Jan 2015 11:24:26 GMT)
The coverage of a controversial police raid on the home of Sir Cliff Richard is nominated for a Royal Television Society award.
Disney reveals first Latina princess (Fri, 30 Jan 2015 11:06:41 GMT)
Disney's new animated television series Princess Elena of Avalor will feature its first Latina princess.
Danny Dyer: Game of Thrones turned me down three times (Fri, 30 Jan 2015 13:59:55 GMT)
EastEnders star Danny Dyer repeatedly auditioned for hit US show Game of Thrones, but failed to land a part.
Enright made first Irish Laureate (Fri, 30 Jan 2015 11:46:33 GMT)
Booker winner Anne Enright is appointed the first Laureate for Irish Fiction at a ceremony in Dublin.
'Lost' Constable work fetches £3.4m (Thu, 29 Jan 2015 18:43:29 GMT)
A painting bought for £3,500 just 18 months ago sells at auction in New York for £3.4m after John Constable was confirmed as its creator.
'Dippy' makes way for blue whale (Thu, 29 Jan 2015 00:15:01 GMT)
London's Natural History Museum is re-modelling its entrance, moving out the famous Diplodocus skeleton and moving in the bones of a blue whale.
Man killed on Scorsese film set (Thu, 29 Jan 2015 11:52:23 GMT)
One man is killed and two others are injured on the set of Martin Scorsese's latest film set in Taiwan.
Ghostbusters: Female stars confirmed (Wed, 28 Jan 2015 09:45:47 GMT)
Bridesmaids co-stars Kristen Wiig and Melissa McCarthy are to reunite in the all-female Ghostbusters sequel, its director Paul Feig confirms.
Mr Men and Little Miss in film deal (Tue, 27 Jan 2015 16:00:28 GMT)
Film rights for the Mr Men and Little Miss characters are secured by Fox Animation, the studio behind the Ice Age and Rio franchises.
Dappy avoids jail for rules breach (Fri, 30 Jan 2015 13:51:24 GMT)
Former N-Dubz star Dappy avoids a jail term for breaking probation conditions.
Taylor Swift trademarks 'sick beat' (Thu, 29 Jan 2015 12:00:15 GMT)
Pop star Taylor Swift trademarks a number of phrases, including "this sick beat" and "we never go out of style", it is revealed.
Sabbath bassist in bar fight arrest (Thu, 29 Jan 2015 18:01:48 GMT)
Black Sabbath bassist Geezer Butler is arrested in the United States after a bar fight, police say.
Coronation Street role recast (Thu, 29 Jan 2015 16:45:52 GMT)
Actress Lucy Fallon is to take over the role of Bethany Platt, after another actress was dropped from the same role over an age discrepancy.
MOTD remains on BBC TV until 2019 (Thu, 29 Jan 2015 14:49:57 GMT)
The BBC renews its deal to show Premier League highlights on Match of the Day for a further three years.
Subtitles make live TV 'unwatchable' (Thu, 29 Jan 2015 12:43:54 GMT)
Broadcasting watchdog Ofcom says people relying on subtitles to watch live TV shows have an "inferior" experience.
VIDEO: Music's role in surviving Holocaust (Sun, 01 Feb 2015 09:09:08 GMT)
A service at Westminster Abbey on Sunday will honour work written by prisoners during the Holocaust - and the role that music played in helping some survive
VIDEO: Geraldine McEwan dies aged 82 (Sat, 31 Jan 2015 23:21:50 GMT)
The actress, Geraldine McEwan, best known for playing Agatha Christie's Miss Marple, has died at the age of 82.
VIDEO: Whitney Houston's daughter in hospital (Sun, 01 Feb 2015 03:43:25 GMT)
The daughter of the late singer, Whitney Houston, is recovering in hospital after being found unconscious in a bath at her home.
VIDEO: Guitar 'that changed world' up for auction (Sat, 31 Jan 2015 13:04:15 GMT)
A pioneering Gibson Les Paul Custom guitar, the Black Beauty, is to be auctioned in New York in February.
VIDEO: Fifty shades of manipulation? (Fri, 30 Jan 2015 22:48:10 GMT)
Will Gompertz discusses appropriation - and Fifty Shades of Grey - in his latest blog