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BBC News - Entertainment & Arts

Newly-discovered Rembrandt work to go on display in Oxford

Fri, 21 Feb 2020 11:34:02 GMT

Let The Little Children Come To Me will be shown at Oxford's Ashmolean Museum as part of a larger exhibition.


Friends to reunite for one-off special on HBO Max

Sat, 22 Feb 2020 02:25:05 GMT

The cast of Friends is to reunite for a one-off special, more than 15 years after the show ended.


Kerry Katona: I had to climb over my back gate to escape paparazzi

Fri, 21 Feb 2020 13:23:36 GMT

Singer Kerry Katona says being "constantly" followed by the media left her feeling suicidal at times.


EastEnders 35th anniversary: My life as a superfan

Fri, 21 Feb 2020 06:35:17 GMT

It's the 35th anniversary this week - here's what the show means to a superfan.


Todrick Hall: 'It was unheard of for a young, black boy to be dancing'

Fri, 21 Feb 2020 11:12:22 GMT

The Greatest Dancer judge reflects on his experiences growing up in Texas.


The converging art careers of Henry Moore and Bill Brandt

Tue, 18 Feb 2020 09:59:54 GMT

Henry Moore and Bill Brandt created images of civilians sheltering during the Blitz.


Frances Cuka: Friday Night Dinner star dies aged 83

Fri, 21 Feb 2020 12:18:37 GMT

The veteran actress of screen and stage played the much-loved Nelly Buller in the Channel 4 comedy.


BBC to make Watchdog part of The One Show

Fri, 21 Feb 2020 09:30:10 GMT

The long-running consumer rights show will no longer be a standalone programme.


Laura Whitmore criticises photographer at airport after Caroline Flack's death

Thu, 20 Feb 2020 13:45:54 GMT

The Love Island host says she was photographed against her will as she arrived in South Africa.


'What was that all about?': Donald Trump mocks Oscars winner Parasite

Fri, 21 Feb 2020 04:34:34 GMT

"What was that all about?" Trump asked as he spoke at a campaign rally in Colorado.


Caroline Flack's career highlights in pictures

Sat, 15 Feb 2020 21:59:16 GMT

From Strictly Come Dancing champion to Love Island and The X Factor host.


Dame Julie Walters reveals shock of bowel cancer diagnosis

Thu, 20 Feb 2020 08:49:26 GMT

The actress tells Victoria Derbyshire her next film, The Secret Garden, could possibly be her last.


Daniel Radcliffe on the 'genius' story he felt had to be told

Fri, 21 Feb 2020 00:07:50 GMT

The actor's new film tells the true story of an escape by anti-apartheid activists from Pretoria Prison in 1979.


Nicola Roberts: 'I was nervous to take the mask off'

Mon, 17 Feb 2020 14:20:16 GMT

The Girls Aloud star says winning The Masked Singer was a "liberating" experience.


'Riverdance has been a part of my everyday life'

Fri, 21 Feb 2020 19:19:13 GMT

It's 25 years since Riverdance first burst onto screens during the 1994 Eurovision Song Contest.


Hinds: The band who answered The Strokes' last-minute call

Fri, 21 Feb 2020 00:11:38 GMT

A crazy week in the world of Spanish act Hinds, who are on the road with the New York indie icons.


The Batman begins filming in Glasgow city centre

Fri, 21 Feb 2020 20:48:45 GMT

Film crews set up around the Necropolis cemetery as Batman is seen riding a motorbike.


Caroline Flack death: Will people now 'be kind' in the media and online?

Tue, 18 Feb 2020 18:58:59 GMT

The presenter's death has prompted calls for people to "be kind" on social media and in the press.


Why there won't be another Back To The Future film

Wed, 19 Feb 2020 00:08:54 GMT

Another movie would be like "selling your kids into prostitution", one of the film's creators says.


Phoebe Waller-Bridge on Fleabag and feminism

Sat, 22 Feb 2020 00:01:25 GMT

The actress and writer speaks to BBC Radio 4's Woman's Hour about her conflicting feelings towards feminism.


Billie Eilish lands number one with James Bond theme

Fri, 21 Feb 2020 23:40:31 GMT

No Time to Die becomes only the second-ever official 007 song to top the UK singles charts.


June Brown's 10 best EastEnders moments as Dot Cotton

Fri, 21 Feb 2020 12:26:45 GMT

As the EastEnders legend says she has left Walford for good, look back at her most memorable moments.


Brits 2020: Pop meets politics

Wed, 19 Feb 2020 04:50:50 GMT

Highlights from this year's ceremony included performances from Billie Eilish, Dave, Lizzo and Stormzy.


No Time To Die: The verdict on Billie Eilish's James Bond theme

Fri, 14 Feb 2020 07:28:21 GMT

The verdict on the teenager's ballad for Daniel Craig's final outing as 007, which she released overnight.




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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