BBC News - Entertainment & Arts
The latest stories from the Entertainment & Arts section of the BBC News web site.
Star Trek stuns UK box office chart
Wed, 15 May 2013 11:42:31 GMT
The latest Star Trek film opens at the top of the UK box office chart, knocking Iron Man 3 down to second place.
VIDEO: Sweden gears up for Eurovision contest
Sat, 18 May 2013 10:27:13 GMT
The Swedish city of Malmo is gearing up to host the Eurovision Song Contest final with 26 countries set to perform for millions of TV viewers.
VIDEO: Mark Kermode reviews The Great Gatsby
Fri, 17 May 2013 20:04:59 GMT
Film critic Mark Kermode reviews the week's new releases, including The Great Gatsby, Fast and Furious 6 and Beware of Mr Baker.
American Idol winner 2013 revealed
Fri, 17 May 2013 10:23:51 GMT
Find out who won the 12th series of the US show as Randy Jackson leaves his judging role.
VIDEO: Lucy Liu unveils own UK art exhibit
Fri, 17 May 2013 19:30:02 GMT
Actress Lucy Liu has unveiled an exhibition of her art at a gallery in Manchester.
Colgan wins romantic novel prize
Thu, 16 May 2013 19:08:34 GMT
Welcome to Rosie Hopkins' Sweetshop of Dreams by Scottish 'chick-lit' author Jenny Colgan is named Romantic Novel of the Year.
Coppola dismisses Bling Ring critics
Thu, 16 May 2013 16:41:54 GMT
US director Sofia Coppola shrugs off criticism from the criminal gang depicted in her latest film, The Bling Ring, as it screens at the Cannes Film Festival.
PM's old masters exhibition opens
Fri, 17 May 2013 12:06:37 GMT
A collection of masterpieces once owned by Britain's first prime minister returns after 234 years for an exhibition in Norfolk.
Jewel theft at Cannes film festival
Sat, 18 May 2013 02:30:19 GMT
More than $1m (¬£650,000) worth of Chopard jewels, to be worn by stars for the Cannes film festival, are stolen from a hotel room in the city.
New music fund set up for artists
Fri, 17 May 2013 11:55:47 GMT
The PRS for Music Foundation and the Arts Council England announce a new grant to help new acts.
UK's most streamed song revealed
Fri, 17 May 2013 19:51:43 GMT
The Official Charts Company has revealed the most streamed song of the last twelve months
Grimshaw loses nearly 1m listeners
Thu, 16 May 2013 07:39:47 GMT
Radio 1 breakfast DJ Nick Grimshaw has lost nearly a million listeners since taking over from Chris Moyles, Rajar audience figures show.
Director Greenaway to return to UK
Fri, 17 May 2013 11:06:41 GMT
British director Peter Greenaway is returning to the UK to film an adaptation of Thomas Mann's Death in Venice, according to reports.
Hi-de-Hi! actor Paul Shane dies
Fri, 17 May 2013 10:56:10 GMT
Actor Paul Shane, famous for starring in the 1980s BBC sitcom Hi-de-Hi!, has died at the age of 72, his agent confirms.
Ibsen hit transfers to West End
Fri, 17 May 2013 15:26:58 GMT
The Young Vic's critically acclaimed and award-winning production of A Doll's House by Henrik Ibsen is to transfer to the West End in August.
George Michael injured in M1 crash
Fri, 17 May 2013 14:34:41 GMT
Singer George Michael is airlifted to hospital with a head injury following a crash on the M1.
Pinewood Studio plans rejected
Wed, 15 May 2013 22:18:31 GMT
Plans for the ¬£200m expansion of film company Pinewood Studios, seen as vital for the British movie industry, are turned down.
VIDEO: Bling Ring premieres in Cannes
Fri, 17 May 2013 12:27:52 GMT
British actress Emma Watson was among the cast attending the premiere of The Bling Ring in Cannes on Thursday.
Rankin comes face to face with death
Fri, 17 May 2013 07:42:48 GMT
Photographer Rankin comes face to face with death
Sande in double win at song awards
Thu, 16 May 2013 17:17:55 GMT
Scottish singer-songwriter Emeli Sande scoops two prizes at the Ivor Novello awards for songwriting and composing.
Cannes Film Festival 2013
Sat, 18 May 2013 16:30:03 GMT
Daily updates from the French Riviera
Button Moon creator wins court fight
Fri, 17 May 2013 15:29:38 GMT
The creator of children's TV show Button Moon wins a copyright claim over unauthorised T-shirts and mugs.
Propaganda: Lies and distortion
Sat, 18 May 2013 00:05:31 GMT
How posters can persuade the public
American The Office clocks out
Fri, 17 May 2013 23:58:19 GMT
How US version of The Office reflected on America - and UK
Did Franco rob Derry of Eurovision glory?
Fri, 17 May 2013 10:20:44 GMT
UK City of Culture‚??s 45-year grievance with Franco
Older women 'missing' from TV
Thu, 16 May 2013 11:05:43 GMT
A new report finds that less than six per cent of TV presenters in the UK aged over 50 are women.
Orwell Prize for Baha Mousa book
Thu, 16 May 2013 12:29:23 GMT
The Orwell Book Prize for political writing is won by AT Williams for his book on Baha Mousa, while Marie Colvin is honoured with a posthumous award.
VIDEO: One Direction announce world tour
Fri, 17 May 2013 09:00:38 GMT
X Factor boyband One Direction have announced a 2014 worldwide stadium tour.
Eurovision 2013: Reporter's log
Sat, 18 May 2013 23:03:38 GMT
Keep up with all the latest goings on at the Eurovision Song Contest
Eurovision winners: Where are they now?
Fri, 17 May 2013 23:55:00 GMT
What happened to some of the acts of song contest fame?
Time delay proposed to aid subtitles
Fri, 17 May 2013 11:27:09 GMT
Broadcasting watchdog Ofcom is proposing a time delay to live programmes in order to improve the quality of subtitles.
Corrie star denies child sex charges
Fri, 17 May 2013 13:35:14 GMT
Coronation Street actor Michael Le Vell pleads not guilty to 19 sexual offences against a child.
Bob Dylan joins US Arts Academy
Fri, 17 May 2013 10:37:40 GMT
US singer-songwriter Bob Dylan is made an honorary member of the prestigious American Academy of Arts and Letters.
Street star William Roache in court
Tue, 14 May 2013 09:21:18 GMT
Coronation Street star William Roache appears in court accused of raping a 15-year-old girl in the 1960s.
VIDEO: Jewellery theft at Cannes film festival
Fri, 17 May 2013 12:13:35 GMT
More than $1m (¬£650,000) worth of jewels have been stolen from a hotel in the French town of Cannes, police say.
VIDEO: Eurovision: A statistical analysis
Thu, 16 May 2013 23:01:18 GMT
Derek Gatherer outlines the results of his statistical study of how Eurovision votes are cast.
Frears: Ali film 'isn't about Ali'
Sat, 18 May 2013 15:56:12 GMT
Stephen Frears' Ali film flies solo at Cannes
Rory McGrath in assault arrest
Wed, 15 May 2013 17:22:10 GMT
Comedian Rory McGrath is arrested on suspicion of assaulting a couple near his former home town of Redruth, Cornwall.
VIDEO: Katy B to play new songs at festival
Fri, 17 May 2013 10:40:21 GMT
The singer says she is looking forward to playing new material over the summer as she prepares to release her second album.
Denmark crowned Eurovision winners
Sun, 19 May 2013 00:37:37 GMT
Denmark's Emmelie de Forest wins the Eurovision Song Contest, with the UK's Bonnie Tyler finishing 19th out of 26 countries.
Art auction record shattered
Thu, 16 May 2013 10:40:42 GMT
A contemporary art sale at Christie's in New York makes $495 million (¬£325m), the highest total in auction history.
Five things prisoners' books show about life in prison
Fri, 17 May 2013 23:58:12 GMT
What do ex-convicts' books reveal about life inside?