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BBC News - Entertainment & Arts

BBC News - Entertainment & Arts

Lord Hall: People have turned to BBC 'in their droves' during pandemic

Sun, 24 May 2020 14:52:19 GMT

The director general of the BBC says its audience has continued to grow during the Covid-19 pandemic


Tenet: Trailer for Christopher Nolan film arrives minus release date

Fri, 22 May 2020 11:18:18 GMT

Christopher Nolan's time-bending action espionage film was launched on the video game Fortnite.


Howard Jacobson: 'My mother made a dash for it'

Sun, 24 May 2020 00:09:52 GMT

When Howard Jacobson's mother died this month there could be no big family funeral - but then she never wanted to be a bother to anyone.


Haim: 'We'd be taken more seriously if we were brooding and aggressive'

Fri, 22 May 2020 00:06:14 GMT

They may be festival headliners, but LA sisters Haim say people underestimate them as a band.


Coronavirus: The 3D artists helping fashion through Covid-19

Sat, 23 May 2020 23:00:09 GMT

British artist Harriet Davey is among the CGI artists creating virtual models for fashion shows.


Keith Urban on his lockdown drive-in concert

Thu, 21 May 2020 23:31:32 GMT

The US country music star performed to healthcare workers in their cars in Tennessee.


Pop stars pose on their doorsteps for lockdown project

Fri, 22 May 2020 10:25:11 GMT

Mel C, Rag N' Bone Man and Joy Crookes tell the BBC what they've been up to for the last eight weeks.


Hadley's delight after 'mispronunciation row' resolved

Fri, 22 May 2020 12:34:11 GMT

The singer explains how he intervened when a Singapore radio station refused to give a $10,000 prize to a caller.


Mory Kanté: African music star dies aged 70

Fri, 22 May 2020 16:40:19 GMT

The singer, who helped bring African music to world audiences with hits like Yéké Yéké, dies in Guinea.


UK film and TV: 'Expect lots of dramas in space or under the sea'

Sun, 24 May 2020 01:36:08 GMT

A producer, screenwriter, and union leader foresee "creative changes" for the film and TV industry.


Alan Ayckbourn: Streaming 'just isn't theatre'

Wed, 20 May 2020 05:32:42 GMT

The playwright says "you might as well be watching TV" as closed venues turn to streaming shows.


Tony Slattery 'moved' by reaction to documentary

Fri, 22 May 2020 11:39:02 GMT

What's the Matter with Tony Slattery? tackled depression, addiction, abuse, love and comedy.


Lesley Manville: 'Most actors are not loaded'

Fri, 22 May 2020 07:20:02 GMT

The Mum and Phantom Thread star has delivered a monologue to raise funds for out-of-work colleagues.


My Chemical Romance's Mikey: Lockdown is 'just a pause button'

Tue, 19 May 2020 23:53:46 GMT

My Chemical Romance had a comeback scheduled for 2020, but bassist Mikey says fans shouldn't panic.


Hana Kimura: Netflix star and Japanese wrestler dies at 22

Sat, 23 May 2020 10:37:30 GMT

The wrestler turned Netflix Reality TV personality had posted about online bullying before she died.


Ruby Rose leaves Batwoman - and other stars who exited major roles

Wed, 20 May 2020 16:20:31 GMT

Ruby Rose's departure from Batwoman is the latest example of an actor exiting a big role.


Netflix's Hollywood: Peg Entwistle tragedy made into drama

Tue, 19 May 2020 00:58:51 GMT

From Broad Street, Port Talbot, to Broadway, New York - and a tragic end under the Hollywood sign.


Tony Hall: The BBC should have roots across the nation

Sun, 24 May 2020 18:04:16 GMT

The Director General of the BBC says the corporation has played a vital role during the coronavirus pandemic.


Coronavirus: Eavesdropping on a W1A lockdown Zoom meeting

Fri, 22 May 2020 15:26:41 GMT

The cast and writer of W1A have reunited for a one-off Zoom meeting to "cheer people up" during lockdown.


Coronavirus: Singer Niamh McAllister says 'keep your passion alive' in lockdown

Sat, 23 May 2020 00:04:33 GMT

A singer and publican advises those struggling with mental health after losing all her income.


Author Michael Rosen out of intensive care, wife says

Sat, 23 May 2020 14:47:33 GMT

The former Children's Laureate was admitted to hospital in London eight weeks ago.


Goldie Hawn: 'Tell children the truth about coronavirus'

Fri, 22 May 2020 19:27:37 GMT

Actor tells 5 Live why she thinks it’s important to be honest with children when talking about the pandemic.


Why Joe Rogan's exclusive Spotify deal matters

Wed, 20 May 2020 10:08:38 GMT

His popular show, The Joe Rogan Experience, will soon be removed from all other platforms.




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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