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BBC News - Entertainment & Arts

Bafta Film Awards 2021: Nomadland and Zhao scoop top awards

Sun, 11 Apr 2021 23:35:03 GMT

Chloé Zhao became the second woman in Bafta history to win best director, for her film Nomadland.


Prince Philip: Coverage of royal death poses quandary for BBC

Thu, 15 Apr 2021 13:53:36 GMT

The record number of complaints received highlight the difficulties of reflecting the national mood.


BBC receives 109,741 complaints over Prince Philip coverage

Thu, 15 Apr 2021 15:11:55 GMT

Thousands of viewers contacted the BBC to say they felt the amount of coverage was excessive.


Sir Anthony Hopkins on finding out Bafta Best Actor win

Sun, 11 Apr 2021 22:22:23 GMT

Hearing his neighbours' cheers was how Sir Anthony Hopkins found out he'd won Best Actor.


Baftas 2021: The Mauritanian star Tahar Rahim on 'reassuring' nomination

Fri, 09 Apr 2021 23:44:19 GMT

Best actor nominee Tahar Rahim says it's "reassuring to know that you made the right choices".


Saving the kelp forest that stars in My Octopus Teacher

Mon, 12 Apr 2021 23:07:51 GMT

The makers of the Bafta-winning documentary want to preserve the underwater ecosystem it features.


Fifth of all songs streamed in UK in 2020 were rap and hip hop

Thu, 15 Apr 2021 10:14:48 GMT

New figures from the BPI show rap and hip hop streams are at an all-time high.


Cara Monagahan: 'Everyone deserves to play music'

Tue, 13 Apr 2021 12:33:50 GMT

A Cookstown teenager teams up with the Afghan Women’s Orchestra in a peace-building video.


Tipping Point: Woman has voice reconstructed thanks to ITV show appearance

Thu, 15 Apr 2021 15:33:26 GMT

Helen Whitelaw appeared on Tipping Point before Motor Neurone Disease rendered her speechless.


Kanye West's $1m Yeezy shoes are 'most valuable to go on auction'

Thu, 15 Apr 2021 11:17:27 GMT

Kanye West debuted the iconic shoes, now worth an estimated $1m, on stage at the 2008 Grammys.


Prince Philip: Matt Smith and Tobias Menzies on playing the duke in The Crown

Fri, 09 Apr 2021 23:13:27 GMT

What was it like to take on the part of the Duke of Edinburgh in the award-winning Netflix series?


Moulin Rouge! star quits stage show over Scott Rudin allegations

Thu, 15 Apr 2021 17:03:46 GMT

Karen Olivo says she is taking a stand against high-profile Hollywood producer Scott Rudin.


Another Round: Thomas Vinterberg on his Bafta winning film

Tue, 13 Apr 2021 11:30:41 GMT

The director dedicated the film to his daughter, Ida, who died four days into filming.


Meet the songwriters who told pop stars: 'Don't steal from us'

Tue, 13 Apr 2021 23:05:35 GMT

A group of writers are exposing the dirty business of making pop hits, and campaigning for change.


Sir Mick Jagger on lockdown and working with Foo Fighters' Dave Grohl

Wed, 14 Apr 2021 09:42:07 GMT

The star tells BBC 6 Music about working with Dave Grohl and the true story behind his lost memoirs.


Vernon Kay on Game of Talents and why 'autocue ruined T4'

Fri, 09 Apr 2021 23:05:41 GMT

The TV presenter discusses his new ITV game show and why he really, really hates autocue.


Bafta Film Awards 2021: Red carpet in pictures

Sun, 11 Apr 2021 16:08:32 GMT

The biggest night in the British film calendar, the Bafta Awards, is taking place in London.


MasterChef winner: Tom Rhodes crowned 17th champion

Thu, 15 Apr 2021 10:35:48 GMT

The broadcast of the show's final was postponed following the Duke of Edinburgh's death on Friday.


Gavin and Stacey actor Rob Brydon hints at another special

Thu, 15 Apr 2021 08:40:18 GMT

Rob Brydon said "it would seem so strange if they didn't" do another episode of the show.


Obituary: DMX, the record-breaking rapper with bark and bite

Fri, 09 Apr 2021 16:41:17 GMT

He was one of America's most successful rap stars, but his life was plagued by personal problems.


Taylor Swift releases a 'perfect replica' of Fearless

Fri, 09 Apr 2021 10:48:13 GMT

The star re-records her breakout album in its entirety, after her master tapes were sold.




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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