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BBC News - Entertainment & Arts

Melvin Van Peebles: 'Godfather of black cinema' dies at 89

Thu, 23 Sep 2021 09:58:41 GMT

Melvin Van Peebles, famous for 70s films including Watermelon Man, died in New York aged 89.

Notting Hill director Roger Michell dies aged 65

Thu, 23 Sep 2021 16:59:07 GMT

The filmmaker was also known for movies including Venus and My Cousin Rachel.

Linda Evangelista says she was left 'deformed' by cosmetic procedure

Thu, 23 Sep 2021 10:55:45 GMT

The star says she has become "a recluse" after an adverse reaction to a fat reduction procedure.

Matthew Strachan: Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? composer dies at 50

Thu, 23 Sep 2021 07:43:48 GMT

Matthew Strachan wrote the music for Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? with father Keith.

The Wire creator avoids filming new show in Texas over abortion law

Thu, 23 Sep 2021 11:23:30 GMT

David Simon says he "can't and won't ask female cast/crew to forgo civil liberties to film there".

RuPaul's Drag Race UK season 3's Victoria Scone on making herstory

Wed, 22 Sep 2021 23:02:47 GMT

Racers, start your engines. We're saying "hello, hello, hello" to the queens of season three.

The Many Saints of Newark: Sopranos prequel impresses many critics

Wed, 22 Sep 2021 12:42:19 GMT

Michael Gandolfini plays a teenage Tony Soprano, who was portrayed by his father James on TV.

Emmy Awards 2021: The red carpet looks in pictures

Mon, 20 Sep 2021 00:01:25 GMT

Kaley Cuoco, Olivia Colman and Gillian Anderson are among the stars attending the ceremony.

Rihanna's NI video for We Found Love remembered 10 years on

Thu, 23 Sep 2021 09:44:58 GMT

Ten years on, a farmer recalls a "courteous conversation" with the star after asking her to cover up.

John Challis: Why Serbians have soft spot for late Only Fools actor

Mon, 20 Sep 2021 17:42:43 GMT

Only Fools and Horses is hugely popular in Serbia, where tributes have been paid to John Challis.

Emmy Awards 2021: The Crown and Ted Lasso win big

Mon, 20 Sep 2021 05:24:48 GMT

Netflix drama The Crown and Apple TV Plus comedy Ted Lasso were the stars of the Emmy Award.

Fifa 22 soundtrack: Why getting on it is a 'bucket list' moment

Wed, 22 Sep 2021 00:12:42 GMT

This is what it means to young artists to be featured on the playlist for the latest Fifa game.

Strictly's Rose Ayling-Ellis rehearsing without hearing music

Thu, 23 Sep 2021 23:20:07 GMT

Rose Ayling-Ellis and her dance partner Giovanni Pernice prepare for their first live performance.

Morgan Bullock makes professional debut in Riverdance

Sat, 18 Sep 2021 23:22:34 GMT

Morgan Bullock from Richmond, Virginia, joins the UK touring company of the acclaimed Irish dance show.

BTS: Korean boyband open UN general debate with performance and speech

Tue, 21 Sep 2021 21:31:50 GMT

The UN general debate opened with K-pop band BTS, followed by a speech about sustainable development.

'Side-eyeing Chloe' Clem to sell iconic meme as NFT

Thu, 23 Sep 2021 10:30:16 GMT

The image of Chloe Clem could fetch her tens of thousands of dollars at auction.

Derry Girls to end after upcoming series

Thu, 23 Sep 2021 11:32:03 GMT

Creator Lisa McGee says the plan was always "to say goodbye after three series".

John Challis and Boycie - how one of TV's greatest comedy characters was born

Sun, 19 Sep 2021 16:48:08 GMT

The late actor was known for playing Only Fools and Horses' smarmy second-hand car salesman Boycie.

Saoirse Ronan: Macbeth and Lady Macbeth are like Kim and Kanye

Wed, 22 Sep 2021 23:51:50 GMT

The actress says Kim Kardashian has inspired the "uncharted territory" of her first UK stage role.

Ted Lasso: What's the big deal about Emmy-winning football comedy?

Mon, 20 Sep 2021 03:21:13 GMT

The Apple TV comedy series won several major prizes at Sunday night's Emmy awards.

Strictly Come Dancing: Gorka Márquez plays down vaccine speculation

Thu, 23 Sep 2021 15:01:22 GMT

Gorka Márquez responds to reports that some pro dancers on the show are refusing to be vaccinated.

Waterloo Road: High school drama to be revived after six years

Thu, 23 Sep 2021 12:24:31 GMT

The BBC series will return after six years away and will be filmed in Greater Manchester.

Sex Education: Isaac actor George Robinson gets intimate about disability

Mon, 20 Sep 2021 23:23:44 GMT

George Robinson on subverting expectations as Isaac - the Netflix show's first disabled character.

Twitch hate raids: Minority streamers have 'a target on their back'

Mon, 20 Sep 2021 23:24:55 GMT

Streamers tell Newsbeat about the targeted hate they get and what they want Twitch to do about it.

Robert Fyfe: Last of the Summer Wine actor dies at 90

Wed, 22 Sep 2021 16:56:09 GMT

The Scottish actor played henpecked husband Howard in the BBC sitcom for 25 years.

CEO Secrets: 'In my business, you eat what you kill'

Tue, 21 Sep 2021 23:16:52 GMT

Music executive Riki Bleau shares his business advice for our CEO Secrets series.

Street dreams of Nairobi dance crew hoping to beat the odds

Sun, 19 Sep 2021 23:05:20 GMT

A group of street dancers in Nairobi, Kenya, struggle against the odds to become celebrities.
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