Home | Mozart's 250th Birthday | Classical Music CDs Review | Beginners Guide Composers | Resources | Directory | SiteMap

BBC News - Entertainment & Arts

BBC News - Entertainment & Arts

Carrie Fisher sent a cow's tongue to a preying producer

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 10:17:17 GMT

The Star Wars actress gave a cow tongue in a Tiffany box to teach the Hollywood producer a lesson.

Meet the missing man of country music

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 23:44:59 GMT

Daniel Antopolsky fled the country scene in the 1970s - but now he's been found on a French farm.

The artist making 'new' Andy Warhol paintings

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 23:47:24 GMT

Paul Stephenson has used exactly the same methods and materials - so can they be called Warhols?

Katy Perry gets stuck in mid-air during Tennessee concert

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 15:06:12 GMT

The pop star is left dangling above fans when a floating platform malfunctions during her concert.

Kwame Kwei-Armah: New Young Vic boss promises 'funky' future

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 14:09:11 GMT

The actor and new boss of the Young Vic theatre is excited for the venue's future.

Sir Tom: Jones: Encounter ‘made me feel terrible’

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 08:39:23 GMT

Sir Tom Jones says he 'felt terrible' after being propositioned early in his career.

Tom Karen: Meet the man who designed the 70s

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 05:54:29 GMT

Tom Karen found fame after he designed the Raleigh Chopper bike.

Liam Gallagher: 'I buy bananas like a rock star'

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 14:12:44 GMT

Liam Gallagher makes an odd banana confession plus other gems from the red carpet.

The big cases Crimewatch helped solve

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 11:11:31 GMT

After 33 years on our screens, the BBC programme helped solve numerous police investigations.

Philip Pullman's return 'a stunning achievement'

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 13:12:41 GMT

Critics greet the author's return to the world of His Dark Materials with eager delight.

What Sean Hughes wanted to happen after his death

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 11:19:35 GMT

The comic, who died on Monday, wrote a poignant poem about his own death back in the 1990s.

Channing Tatum pulls Harvey Weinstein abuse film

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 16:23:44 GMT

The actor says he will never again work with the company, which has now fired disgraced producer Harvey Weinstein.

Tom Hanks: The film industry will have to change

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 16:29:17 GMT

Tom Hanks talks to the BBC about the Harvey Weinstein scandal, saying there will now be a "sea change" in Hollywood.

Opera's Nicholas Sales sings Verdi in a Barnsley accent as a new Yorkshire opera opens

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 14:57:17 GMT

As a new opera, specifically written for the Yorkshire accent, opens, we set singer Nicholas Sales the challenge of giving Verdi a Barnsley makeover.

Controversial sculpture rejected by Louvre museum

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 21:09:13 GMT

Paris' Centre Pompidou has put a 12-metre, sexually explicit sculpture from Dutch artist Joep van Lieshout on display after it was deemed too racy for the Louvre.

Clueless about classical music? Then help is at hand

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 10:31:47 GMT

Clueless about classical music? Then help is at hand.

His Dark Materials has an 'equel' - La Belle Sauvage

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 21:51:33 GMT

17 years after His Dark Materials, Philip Pullman reads from La Belle Sauvage: The Book Of Dust Volume One.

Penny Lancaster says she was sexually assaulted

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 16:24:39 GMT

The model and wife of Rod Stewart says her attacker was someone she worked with as a teenager.

Pussycat Dolls deny prostitution claims

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 11:13:59 GMT

The pop band respond to former member Kaya Jones, who claims the group was a "prostitution ring".

Everybody's Talking About Jamie scoops UK Theatre Awards

Sun, 15 Oct 2017 15:07:48 GMT

Everybody's Talking About Jamie is about a teenage boy who wants to be a drag queen.

Michelle Williams was suicidal in Destiny's Child

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 12:00:14 GMT

The singer says she "went to that place that's so dark and heavy" when she was in Destiny's Child.

Have the Manic Street Preachers made their final album?

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 08:28:03 GMT

Nicky Wire says "it's hard to see" the Manic Street Preachers releasing another album.

Mark Kermode: Was Blade Runner 2049 really a flop?

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 08:16:46 GMT

A raft of stories have suggested that Blade Runner 2049 failed at the box office. What's going on?

Sir Tom Jones: Abuse is common in music industry too

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 05:00:08 GMT

The singer tells the BBC an encounter early in his career made him feel "terrible".

Tom Hanks says no way back for Harvey Weinstein

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 16:36:09 GMT

The Hollywood star says the revelations about Weinstein's alleged sexual misconduct is a 'watershed moment'.

What did people make of the Liar finale?

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 13:24:44 GMT

Viewers divided over ending of ITV series. Was the punishment fitting for the crime?

How common are nude casting calls?

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 11:39:25 GMT

A casting director says Jennifer Lawrence's experience is not representative of the acting industry.

Ed Sheeran wants 'to get back from injuries' which have stopped him playing live

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 09:10:28 GMT

Injured Ed Sheeran tells Newsbeat he wants to get back to playing live after a bike accident.

Harvey Weinstein stripped of British Film Institute Fellowship

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 14:48:04 GMT

Weinstein faces a string of sexual assault and harassment allegations, which he denies.

Blac Chyna sues the Kardashian family

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 18:16:55 GMT

Reality star claims assault and that Kardashians want to destroy her