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Critics hail 'bedazzling' Avengers: Infinity War

Wed, 25 Apr 2018 09:47:42 GMT

Reviews for Marvel's superhero get-together applaud its ambition, though not every critic is a fan.

Simpsons Apu actor 'willing to step aside' from role

Wed, 25 Apr 2018 13:29:36 GMT

The actor told Stephen Colbert it felt "the right thing do" amid racial stereotyping claims.

Strictly Ballroom: Not many 10s for West End musical

Wed, 25 Apr 2018 13:42:26 GMT

The West End stage version of Baz Luhrmann's 1992 film struggles to impress critics.

Sierra Boggess pulls out of BBC West Side Story Prom over 'whitewashing'

Wed, 25 Apr 2018 10:54:21 GMT

Sierra Boggess withdraws from a West Side Story performance after complaints about "whitewashing".

Auschwitz rap: German Echo music prize scrapped in anti-Semitism row

Wed, 25 Apr 2018 16:14:42 GMT

Germany's music industry abolishes its Echo prize after an outcry over its award to a rap duo.

Rose McGowan: 'Weinstein tried to contact me'

Wed, 25 Apr 2018 11:39:18 GMT

The actress says she has received "texts [and] things like that" since going public with rape allegations last year.

Joanna Lumley 'terrified' all men now seen as bad

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 23:41:38 GMT

Actress Joanna Lumley says "we musn't deride all men" in the wake of the #MeToo movement.

Blossoms: Noel Gallagher is a 'freak of nature'

Wed, 25 Apr 2018 00:10:24 GMT

The indie band discuss their new album, Cool Like You, and why Noel Gallagher is a "freak of nature".

World of Sport Wrestling to return to British TV screens

Wed, 25 Apr 2018 11:21:52 GMT

World of Sport Wrestling will feature top UK stars 30 years after the original favourite ended.

Meek Mill released from prison after 'nightmare' five months

Wed, 25 Apr 2018 07:00:14 GMT

Meek Mill has been released from prison, five months after being sentenced for breaking the terms of his probation.

Royal wedding: Teenage cellist and gospel choir to perform

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 15:18:20 GMT

Teenage cellist, Sheku Kanneh-Mason, says Meghan phoned him herself to ask if he would perform at the service.

The Debrief: Female-focused digital brand faces closure

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 17:11:07 GMT

The website says it cannot "see a viable future" in the award-winning brand.

US actress Rose McGowan: Weinstein tried to contact me

Wed, 25 Apr 2018 11:48:16 GMT

US actress Rose McGowan tells the Victoria Derbyshire show Harvey Weinstein has tried to contact her.

Avengers Infinity War: Just another superhero film?

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 11:48:12 GMT

The latest Avengers film is being released, so is this just another superhero film?

Is Bollywood ready for #MeToo?

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 21:22:30 GMT

Actresses open up about sexual harassment in Bollywood and why more women haven't spoken out.

Harry Potter show opens on New York's Broadway

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 12:55:29 GMT

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child at the Lyric Theatre is an epilogue of Harry Potter's life.

Van Morrison on jazz, fake news and Astral Weeks

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 14:20:43 GMT

The star gives a rare interview to BBC Radio 4.

Rain, hail or shine: 20 years of weather with Carol Kirkwood

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 09:02:28 GMT

A look back at some the best bits from two decades of presenting the weather on BBC Breakfast.

Eurovision fans laugh at 'hilarious' list of items banned from the contest

Wed, 25 Apr 2018 15:52:02 GMT

Shopping trolleys, ladders, extension leads and golf balls are included on the prohibited list.

How accurate is the murder rate in Miss Fisher’s Melbourne?

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 15:56:11 GMT

The BBC examines how the popular detective show, set in the 1920s, compares with real life.

Meet the team behind Spotify's viral music facts

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 00:57:09 GMT

The Genius Behind the Lyrics team write facts about thousands of songs, for your entertainment.

Does Hollywood have 'Avenger fatigue'?

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 16:03:11 GMT

Stars like Zoe Saldana and Chris Pratt are defending the genre against movie "snobs" but does it matter?

The iconography behind Beyonce's 'iconic' Coachella sets

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 16:45:14 GMT

All the cultural references Beyonce inserted into her sets as she celebrated being the first black female to headline Coachella.

Poppy Delevingne: Models face 'stigma' with acting

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 00:05:27 GMT

The actress portrays Marie-Therese Walter in a new dramatisation of Picasso's life.

Avicii: The superstar DJ behind some of the decade's biggest hits

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 20:55:35 GMT

Avicii, who has died at 28, made a string of huge dance anthems but struggled with life on the road.

Why singer Lucy Dacus makes her fans cry

Sat, 21 Apr 2018 00:02:50 GMT

The US indie singer has been provoking big emotions as she tours her new album, Historian.

A philosopher rates Kanye West's tweets

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 14:45:36 GMT

The star says he's writing a book of philosophy, in real time, on Twitter. But how do his aphorisms stack up?

Mel Giedroyc: From The Generation Game to Shakespeare's Beatrice

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 23:11:26 GMT

Mel Giedroyc on playing Beatrice in the Shakespeare comedy and the reaction to The Generation Game.