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'When was last time an actor assassinated a president?'

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 00:21:18 GMT

Actor Johnny Depp was appearing at Glastonbury festival when he made the comment.

Vegetable Orchestra plays Glastonbury

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 09:54:26 GMT

Vicky O'Neon only formed her vegetable orchestra this morning, but they've already played Glastonbury.

How to survive Glastonbury

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 23:34:42 GMT

The best festival advice from Worthy Farm.

Life-size Ed Sheeran cake gives fans something to chew on

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 15:01:18 GMT

The singer is not the first oversize, celebrity-themed cake to be tackled by its baker.

How Transformers: The Last Knight was shot in North East

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 12:20:22 GMT

How Transformers: The Last Knight was shot across the North East of England.

Giant pig movie Okja in Netflix and cinema controversy

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 10:29:09 GMT

Some South Korean cinemas are refusing to screen the new film Okja because Netflix plans to screen it online.

Kevin Spacey on breaking into dance on set

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 05:45:53 GMT

Kevin Spacey lauds British director Edgar Wright for his unique use of music during the film-making process in their latest movie.

Sam Mendes warns budget films can not compete with blockbusters

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 05:57:27 GMT

Sam Mendes, who is currently directing 'The Ferryman' in the West End, says he could not have made his hit films now because the industry does not fund middle budget films.

Dave Grohl's daughter plays drums with Foo Fighters

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 14:54:53 GMT

The Foo Fighters star's eight-year-old daughter, Harper, shows off her drumming skills on stage at a festival in Iceland.

Barbie maker Mattel launches 15 new diverse Ken dolls

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 16:42:28 GMT

Fifteen new Ken dolls have been launched to try to be more representative of today's society.

Jez Butterworth: 'I've always been a last-minute person'

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 22:09:56 GMT

Will Gompertz speaks to playwright Jez Butterworth, whose play The Ferryman is about to open in London's West End.

Geri Horner on releasing record in memory of George Michael

Mon, 19 Jun 2017 09:10:10 GMT

Geri Horner releases musical tribute to her friend and flatmate George Michael.

National Gallery of Ireland reopens with Vermeer exhibition

Mon, 19 Jun 2017 00:06:58 GMT

The National Gallery of Ireland is reopening, after a refurbishment, with a blockbuster Vermeer exhibition.

Queen's Birthday Honours 2017: Who is celebrating?

Sat, 17 Jun 2017 09:49:51 GMT

Leading figures from the entertainment world have been recognised in the Queen's Birthday Honours.

Birthday Honours: Billy Connolly is 'hairy, rebellious knight'

Fri, 16 Jun 2017 21:37:58 GMT

Billy Connolly is awarded a knighthood in the Queen's Birthday Honours list.

Fans pay tribute to Batman actor Adam West

Fri, 16 Jun 2017 13:50:22 GMT

Fans gathered to pay tribute to Batman actor Adam West, who died last week aged 88

Was Whitney Houston in a relationship with her assistant?

Thu, 15 Jun 2017 23:06:35 GMT

Documentary maker Nick Broomfield has turned his attention to Whitney Houston's rise and fall, charting a possible romance with her female assistant and husband Bobby Brown.

BBC Music Day: How music therapy can help children with autism

Thu, 15 Jun 2017 13:43:11 GMT

A look at how music therapy helps seven-year-old William cope with his autism.

Survivor: 'Every day of my life is Holocaust Day'

Thu, 15 Jun 2017 08:55:45 GMT

Survivor Ed Mosberg explains why the Holocaust will never be over for him

Five buskers tell us about their favourite chord

Thu, 15 Jun 2017 07:05:26 GMT

We asked five buskers to tell us about their favourite chord, to mark BBC Music Day.