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Rave reviews for 'bold, brilliant' Billie Eilish

Fri, 17 May 2024 11:31:02 GMT

Critics call the album "explicit, sapphic and her best work yet", plus "confident and non-conformist".


Model alleges Diddy sexually assaulted her

Wed, 22 May 2024 15:33:10 GMT

Crystal McKinney accuses Sean "Diddy" Combs of drugging and sexually assaulting her in 2003.


Bridgerton's back: The best yet or losing its bite?

Fri, 17 May 2024 11:30:39 GMT

Some critics say the Netflix show's as seductive as ever, but others feel its charms are wearing off.


Light show marks National Gallery's 200th year

Sun, 12 May 2024 07:05:54 GMT

As part of its bicentenary, the central London gallery has been showcasing some of its history.


LA police open probe into Matthew Perry's death

Tue, 21 May 2024 22:17:23 GMT

The investigation will look into how the Friends actor got the ketamine found in his system when he died.


Scarlett Johansson's AI row has echoes of Silicon Valley's bad old days

Thu, 23 May 2024 08:21:57 GMT

A clash with the actor has echoes of the macho tech giants of the past, says Zoe Kleinman.


Kate Tatler portrait prompts strong reaction online

Wed, 22 May 2024 15:28:18 GMT

A painting of the Princess of Wales prompts a sceptical response on social media.


Watch: Joe Lycett dressed as Queen Elizabeth I

Sun, 12 May 2024 22:15:11 GMT

Other celebrities wore loose fitting outfits, as they tried to keep cool with the sun beating down.


Music festival cancelled days before event

Wed, 22 May 2024 16:40:31 GMT

Organisers of the Challenge Festival in Bingley say "unrealistic demands" meant they had no choice.


Baby Reindeer 'a big problem' for Netflix and Gadd - Morgan

Sun, 19 May 2024 12:55:19 GMT

Journalist Piers Morgan says there are issues to be addressed by the programme makers.


Donald Trump biopic causes a stir in Cannes

Tue, 21 May 2024 09:44:40 GMT

Critics broadly praise The Apprentice, but the former president threatens to sue over its content.


Young rappers spread joy with 'banger of the year'

Tue, 21 May 2024 17:34:37 GMT

A group of energetic pre-teen Irish rappers find viral fame after a song racks up nine million views.


'It just shattered' - Nemo explains broken Eurovision trophy

Mon, 13 May 2024 12:52:06 GMT

Returning from the contest, Swiss singer Nemo was greeted by hundreds of fans at Zurich Airport.


Watch: Maya Jama teaches King Charles about Love Island

Thu, 16 May 2024 09:17:50 GMT

The host of the reality TV show met the King at a Creative Industries Garden Party at Buckingham Palace.


Mind games: Hellblade returns to explore psychosis

Mon, 20 May 2024 23:38:55 GMT

An acclaimed video game series returns to shine a light on a misunderstood mental health condition.


Diddy assault video cements fall of hip-hop icon

Wed, 22 May 2024 07:43:12 GMT

Footage of his attack on Cassie Ventura has brought a moment of reckoning for one of rap's most powerful men.


Netflix embraces zero-star review for 'British Selling Sunset'

Wed, 22 May 2024 15:17:51 GMT

Buying London, the UK version of Selling Sunset, is described as "crass" and "vulgar" by critics.


Outnumbered to return for Christmas special

Thu, 23 May 2024 10:06:36 GMT

The original actors will return to see how the on-screen parents cope with having grown-up children.


Judge stops auction of Elvis's Graceland home

Wed, 22 May 2024 15:44:04 GMT

Presley's granddaughter, actress Riley Keough, had asked a judge to halt the famous mansion's sale.


Lil Nas X: I felt like an imposter on tour

Mon, 20 May 2024 01:54:48 GMT

The rapper and singer discusses having to learn how to perform after rising to fame online.


US to sue Ticketmaster owner Live Nation

Thu, 23 May 2024 04:49:42 GMT

Officials are expected to challenge the company's business practices, the BBC's US partner CBS News reported.


What you need to know about Hay Festival 2024

Wed, 22 May 2024 16:32:18 GMT

This year's Hay Festival features a varied lineup, from Geri Halliwell-Horner to Theresa May.


Child's comic tale of 'Danger Sausage' goes viral

Wed, 22 May 2024 13:35:21 GMT

Six-year-old Red liked the Danger Sausage character so much he decided to write his own spin off.


Shaznay Lewis: 'I lacked the self-esteem to go solo'

Wed, 22 May 2024 02:49:14 GMT

The All Saints singer discusses why it took 20 years to follow up her debut solo album.


Blue Lights: The man behind the music of hit drama

Mon, 20 May 2024 06:00:14 GMT

Eoin O'Callaghan speaks about composing the theme tune and score of NI-set BBC TV series Blue Lights.


Emmerdale cast praises show ahead of episode 10,000

Wed, 22 May 2024 10:01:56 GMT

The ITV soap filmed in Leeds first aired in October 1972 for an initial run of just 26 episodes.


Charlie Colin, founder of US rock band Train, dies aged 58

Thu, 23 May 2024 08:36:28 GMT

The band call him "the sweetest guy", praising his "unique bass playing and beautiful guitar work".


After Life actress says making music has been healing

Wed, 22 May 2024 23:36:01 GMT

Mandeep Dhillon has plenty of acting credits, but has just released Roll It Up - a personal, "deep song".


Ed Sheeran puts on Perfect performance for festival

Fri, 17 May 2024 13:09:55 GMT

Ed Sheeran performed with young people at the West London Inclusive Arts Festival.