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BBC News - Entertainment & Arts

K-pop superstars Blackpink in climate change message

Fri, 26 Feb 2021 00:41:41 GMT

K-pop superstars Blackpink have emerged as the latest force in the global fight against climate change.


Covid: Poldark's Richard Harrington took Deliveroo job in lockdown

Sun, 28 Feb 2021 07:40:22 GMT

Richard Harrington was "thankful to go on my bike every day" as work stopped during the pandemic.


Coronation Street star Johnny Briggs dies aged 85

Sun, 28 Feb 2021 13:48:33 GMT

The actor, who played Mike Baldwin in the soap, died after a long illness, his family said.


7 things we learned from Prince Harry interview

Fri, 26 Feb 2021 11:58:56 GMT

What Harry thinks of The Crown, what the Queen got Archie for Christmas, and other key information.


Golden Globes: Ben Stiller's baked trophy and 7 other highlights

Mon, 01 Mar 2021 06:26:27 GMT

Hollywood actor Ben Stiller didn't need much more than flour and eggs at Sunday' Golden Globes.


Ricky Gervais: People get 'cancelled' for the wrong reasons

Wed, 24 Feb 2021 14:10:13 GMT

"No-one cares about the argument any more or the principle, they just care about who's saying it."


Owain Wyn Evans: 'I had to go back in the closet for first TV job'

Mon, 22 Feb 2021 09:02:23 GMT

Weather presenter Owain Wyn Evans tells his coming out story as part of LGBT+ History Month.


Jo Whiley welcomes vaccine prioritisation for people with learning disabilities

Wed, 24 Feb 2021 12:50:09 GMT

The body which advises the government on Coronavirus vaccines says everyone registered as having a learning disability is now eligible for a jab.


The young girl who became pen-pal with Bollywood's biggest stars

Fri, 26 Feb 2021 09:47:49 GMT

A unearthed photo album uncovers personal letters from the biggest stars of the 1950s and 60s.


BBC Micro at 40: How it inspired a generation of coders

Wed, 24 Feb 2021 06:39:17 GMT

Launched in the 1980s the Computer Literacy Project helped people understand the world of computing.


Sir Kazuo Ishiguro warns of young authors self-censoring out of 'fear'

Mon, 01 Mar 2021 00:17:06 GMT

Writers may be self-censoring because they don't want to be "cancelled", author Kazuo Ishiguro says.


Prince Harry speaks about Diana in Oprah Winfrey interview clip

Mon, 01 Mar 2021 04:02:36 GMT

The duke talks about his mother's departure from the Royal Family in excerpts of an upcoming TV special.


Minari: Oscar favourite sees Korean family chase the American Dream

Thu, 25 Feb 2021 16:20:24 GMT

Director Lee Isaac Chung on making the critically-acclaimed film and why he avoided seeing Parasite.


Golden Globes: Celebrity make-up artists on their job in the pandemic

Sat, 27 Feb 2021 00:01:31 GMT

Hollywood make-up artists on their experiences of working in the time of Covid-19.


LeBron vs Zlatan: Who won the politics bout?

Sat, 27 Feb 2021 15:57:08 GMT

"I will never shut up," James tells Ibrahimovic in political activism spat.


Maximo Park on Grenfell, the Bataclan and fatherhood

Fri, 26 Feb 2021 10:40:13 GMT

The North East indie-pop band say music can both "celebrate life" and ask "difficult questions".


Golden Globe Awards 2021: Nomadland and Borat win top awards

Mon, 01 Mar 2021 04:44:32 GMT

Chloe Zhao becomes only the second woman ever to win best director at the 78th annual Golden Globes.


Line of Duty: Date for series six of police corruption drama announced

Sat, 27 Feb 2021 21:54:01 GMT

Kelly Macdonald joins regulars Martin Compston and Vicky McClure when the BBC One drama returns.


The Dissident: Jamal Khashoggi documentary points finger at Saudi Arabia's crown prince

Sat, 27 Feb 2021 00:59:42 GMT

The Dissident explores what happened to the Saudi journalist and who might have ordered his murder.


In pictures: Golden Globes stars shine without red carpet

Mon, 01 Mar 2021 05:39:38 GMT

Images from the 78th annual Golden Globe Awards ceremony split between Los Angeles and New York.


Monsters, mania and the unstoppable march of Pokémon

Sat, 27 Feb 2021 00:35:13 GMT

Several waves of Pokémania have swept the globe, keeping this lucrative franchise relevant for 25 years.


Golden Globes 2021: The winners and nominees

Sun, 28 Feb 2021 23:51:38 GMT

The 78th annual Golden Globe Awards are taking place in Los Angeles and New York.


Creation Stories: Playing Liam and Noel Gallagher 'is a gift as an actor'

Wed, 24 Feb 2021 01:01:43 GMT

The young Gallaghers appear in Creation Stories - a film about Oasis's former label boss Alan McGee.


Why 'lookalikes' Jessie Ware and Gemma Arterton teamed up

Fri, 26 Feb 2021 17:28:59 GMT

The pop star and the award-winning actress discuss their haunting video for Ware's new single.




Music for Film and TV:
A Report from the Hollywood Reporter/Billboard Conference


By Scott G (The G-Man)

"Forget the name of this thing," one audience member said of The Hollywood Reporter Billboard Film and TV Music Conference, "it's really all about the politics and money it takes to put your music in a flick." More than one attendee privately agreed.

The underlying truth of that position may explain the conflicting points made by the more than two dozen speakers. For example, Glen Ballard was optimistic while maintaining a healthy dose of pessimism. Mark Mothersbaugh was elated yet often reliant on quietly humorous sarcasm. Chris Douridas was excited while being realistic and determined. And so it went during the two-day event held at the Renaissance Hotel in Hollywood, with every panel member upbeat about many aspects of the industry while acknowledging that there are lots of problems.

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