BBC News - Entertainment & Arts
BBC News - Entertainment & Arts
Biggest Weekend: Florence anoints the crowd
Sun, 27 May 2018 21:51:32 GMT
Florence + The Machine gets up close and personal with the audience as she plays BBC Music's Biggest Weekend.
Emilia Clarke's bizarre impact on baby names
Wed, 23 May 2018 13:00:19 GMT
The star of Solo talks Star Wars, spoilers, and why there are now so many more babies named Daenerys.
Arrested Development cancels UK visit after tearful interview
Fri, 25 May 2018 11:48:18 GMT
Controversy surrounding the actions of Jeffrey Tambor on set prompt Netflix to cancel plans to bring cast to the UK.
Ed Sheeran 'warms up' the Biggest Weekend crowd in Swansea
Sat, 26 May 2018 16:50:14 GMT
The star opens the Swansea stage at The Biggest Weekend, before rushing to his own show in Manchester.
Biggest Weekend: Manic Street Preachers pull off 'Wireless' set
Fri, 25 May 2018 22:23:51 GMT
The Welsh band play a triumphant Biggest Weekend show, despite the loss of their bassist, Nicky Wire.
Six new bands you won't want to miss at The Biggest Weekend
Thu, 24 May 2018 23:42:23 GMT
A look at some of the up-and-coming artists BBC Music Introducing is giving a leg up to.
Biggest Weekend: Rita Ora pays tribute to Avicii
Sun, 27 May 2018 13:22:07 GMT
Rita Ora pays an emotional tribute to Avicii as she performs their collaborative single Lonely Together.
James Blake 'sad boy' statement: Artists support singer
Sat, 26 May 2018 20:23:40 GMT
James Blake has had enough of the "sad boy" label, and artists including Olly Alexander and Anne-Marie back him.
Harvey Weinstein accuser Rose McGowan reacts to his arrest
Fri, 25 May 2018 15:09:08 GMT
The actress, one of the movie mogul's accusers, says it's 'a slap in the face of abusive power'.
Biggest Weekend: Ash welcome abortion vote
Sat, 26 May 2018 12:46:44 GMT
The Belfast band say a vote to overturn Ireland's abortion ban would be "a major step forward".
Angelina Jolie spotlights Afghan girls' plight
Thu, 24 May 2018 23:42:38 GMT
The actress has produced an animation about the struggle faced by women living under the Taliban.
How Merlin star Colin Morgan is returning to his Irish roots
Sun, 27 May 2018 00:41:49 GMT
Colin Morgan stars with fellow Irish actor Ciaran Hinds in a bold and timely revival of a political drama at the NT.
Should white people ever sing the N-word?
Tue, 22 May 2018 16:46:15 GMT
A white fan was booed off stage for singing the N-word at a Kendrick Lamar gig
BBC Biggest Weekend highlights
Mon, 28 May 2018 04:14:04 GMT
Rita Ora, Ed Sheeran and Taylor Swift are among the stars performing at the multi-city festival.
Game of Thrones: Kit Harington and Rose Leslie wedding date announced
Fri, 25 May 2018 13:17:01 GMT
Kit Harington and Rose Leslie - Jon Snow and Ygritte - are to marry in the north east of Scotland next month.
George Ezra at Biggest Weekend: 'It's like school backstage'
Sat, 26 May 2018 17:28:42 GMT
"All of the awkward kids as school are here, performing today," the star says at Biggest Weekend.
Biggest Weekend: Liam Payne on his 'dad bod' and Bear's birthday
Sat, 26 May 2018 17:15:18 GMT
Ahead of his performance at the BBC's Biggest Weekend, pop star Liam Payne discussed his "dad bod" and the first birthday of his son, Bear Payne.
Two French teenagers charged over Despacito YouTube hack
Sat, 26 May 2018 15:11:41 GMT
Two 18-year-olds are charged over a hack that targeted the Latin hit and other pop songs on YouTube.
Show of Sting's The Last Ship cancelled in 'contract row'
Thu, 24 May 2018 10:22:28 GMT
Promoter SDD said the costs to produce the event were spiralling and unmanageable.
Shawn Mendes on Harry, Meghan and his British roots
Sun, 27 May 2018 16:04:07 GMT
Shawn Mendes discusses his British roots and working with a vocal coach at the BBC's Biggest Weekend.
Harvey Weinstein released on $1m bail over rape and abuse charges
Fri, 25 May 2018 23:14:34 GMT
The former film mogul was charged with rape and sexual abuse after turning himself in to New York police.
The Biggest Weekend: Why bands abandoned Belfast
Thu, 24 May 2018 23:42:55 GMT
As Belfast hosts the Biggest Weekend, BBC News NI looks back at a time when bands did not come to NI.
Mutiny Festival death: Mum's grief at losing 'little girl'
Sun, 27 May 2018 18:37:48 GMT
Janine Milburn hopes the death of her "little girl" at a festival will deter others from taking drugs.
BTS become first K-pop band to top US album charts
Mon, 28 May 2018 04:28:00 GMT
The boy band with a devoted global fan base are the first K-pop export to crack the US top spot.
Royal wedding cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason gets chart boost
Fri, 25 May 2018 16:44:58 GMT
The former BBC Young Musician's debut album has reached a new high on the UK albums chart.
David Baddiel reveals why you have to 'laugh at illness and death'
Sun, 27 May 2018 14:02:56 GMT
The comic and writer tells Desert Island Discs it's how he processes life "getting darker".
Tanya Burr's 'daunting' move from YouTube to acting
Fri, 25 May 2018 04:21:30 GMT
The 28-year-old, who has 9m followers online, is making her stage debut in London.
Orla Kiely: 'Stem pattern was a very quick design'
Sun, 27 May 2018 23:46:19 GMT
Orla Kiely reveals the secrets behind the designs she's created over the past 20 years.
Ed Sheeran 'not trying to stitch fans up' over UK tour tickets
Sat, 26 May 2018 11:17:50 GMT
Speaking about a row over tickets for his UK tour, the star says he wants to stop fans getting "ripped off".
UB40's Ali Campbell: 'We're still cool'
Tue, 22 May 2018 23:48:12 GMT
Why Ali Campbell reckons his band is still relevant after 40 years in the business.
How Ed Sheeran is tackling ticket touts
Tue, 22 May 2018 11:29:57 GMT
The pop star has taken an aggressive stance by cancelling more than 10,000 tickets for his tour.
Want to be a music writer?
Thu, 24 May 2018 06:23:38 GMT
Experts at the BBC's Biggest Weekend fringe event share their tips on writing about music.
Queer Eye cast would 'love' to do UK version of show
Fri, 25 May 2018 12:50:43 GMT
As the successful reboot returns for a second series, the Fab Five took questions from a UK audience.
First Aid Kit praise Swedish rape law
Sat, 26 May 2018 15:18:20 GMT
The country folk duo approve of the recent move to recognise sex without consent as rape
Biggest Weekend shows the power of a singalong
Sat, 26 May 2018 22:37:08 GMT
All killer, no filler... The singers who succeeded at the BBC's music festival focused on the hits.
Busking goes cashless with 'a world first' for London
Sun, 27 May 2018 14:37:51 GMT
London introduces a contactless payment scheme for buskers that allows tap-to-pay donations.
Can Danny Boyle keep Bond relevant?
Sat, 26 May 2018 00:01:48 GMT
Will it be a case of Bond, James Bond or will 007 find his Martini both shaken and stirred?
Figures reveal art auction gender imbalance
Sun, 27 May 2018 23:41:01 GMT
Of the top 100 artists whose works fetched the highest amounts at auction in 2017, 13 were women.
Will Smith's World Cup song Live It Up released for Russia 2018
Sat, 26 May 2018 16:07:12 GMT
The official Russia 2018 song is here but fans don't seem entirely keen.
'This is my Adele album' says Miles Kane
Wed, 23 May 2018 23:51:32 GMT
Last Shadow Puppet on how Lana Del Rey and Jamie T helped him to write his own new breakup record.
Biggest Weekend: Titanic survivors' voices are woven into four new songs
Fri, 25 May 2018 17:20:45 GMT
A suite of songs featuring audio of the Titanic and its survivors premieres at Belfast's Biggest Weekend.
Anne-Marie's private jet to Biggest Weekend
Sat, 26 May 2018 12:18:34 GMT
How the pop star is flying in and out of Swansea to make her Biggest Weekend show.
Drake disses Kanye West and Pusha T on Duppy Freestyle
Sat, 26 May 2018 18:31:14 GMT
It's the rappers very quick response to lyrics on Pusha T's new album.
Biggest Weekend: Taylor Swift plays the hits then runs in Swansea
Sun, 27 May 2018 20:15:12 GMT
The US pop star plays a brief, but hit-packed, show at the BBC Music Biggest Weekend festival.
Ariana Grande gets bee tattoo to remember Manchester Arena victims
Fri, 25 May 2018 05:48:23 GMT
To remember the victims, thousands of people have had a bee inked on their body.
The mysterious musician who wears a mask
Sat, 26 May 2018 01:08:55 GMT
The enigmatic musician surrounded by mystery - Claptone - has taken influences from jazz to rock and roll and even reggae to create his own brand of music.
The Handmaid's Tale: Series 2 is 'a harrowing showstopper'
Mon, 21 May 2018 12:39:12 GMT
As the second series airs on Channel 4, critics and fans are taken aback by the brutal scenes.
Sesame Street sues over violent, puppet-based Happytime Murders film
Sat, 26 May 2018 11:12:01 GMT
Its creators say the violent, puppet-based Happytime Murders movie violates its good name.