Nina Simone biopic trailer reignites anger over casting

By BBC A forthcoming biopic about singer Nina Simone has faced fresh criticism over its film trailer which shows lead actress Zoe Saldana with darkened skin. Her casting as Simone was criticised when it was announced...

Scherzinger to star in Dirty Dancing

By BBC Nicole Scherzinger is to star in a TV remake of the 1987 classic movie Dirty Dancing according to reports. The singer, actress and former X Factor judge has been cast as Penny, the dance...

Oscars ratings tumble to eight-year low

By BBC The 2016 Academy Awards pulled in its smallest audience in eight years, according to US ratings data. Some 34.3 million Americans watched the ceremony - a near record low - amid the Hollywood diversity...

Rolling Stones announce free Cuba concert

By BBC The Rolling Stones have announced they are to give a free concert in Cuba later this month. A band spokesman said the show in the capital Havana on 25 March was "the first open...

Adele opens world tour in Belfast

By BBC Pop star Adele enjoyed a rapturous reception as she opened her world tour with an intimate arena show in Belfast. The star played 18 songs over two hours, in what was her first UK...

Oscars Host Chris Rock rapped over Asian ‘joke’

By BBC US comedian Chris Rock has been criticised for a joke he made while hosting the Oscars ceremony, at the expense of Asian-Americans. Activists accused him of perpetuating racial stereotypes when he introduced a group...

Fifty Shades dominates at Razzies

By BBC The film adaptation of the erotic novel Fifty Shades of Grey has swept the board at the annual Golden Raspberry or Razzie awards in Los Angeles. Fifty Shades won worst screenplay, and worst actor...

Oscars 2016: Leonardo DiCaprio finally wins

By BBC Leonardo DiCaprio has finally won his first Oscar for survival epic The Revenant, after six nominations. He was named best actor at the 88th Academy Awards, with Brie Larson named best actress Oscar for...

Leonardo DiCaprio expected to triumph at Oscars

By BBC  Leonardo DiCaprio is widely expected to take home his first best actor Oscar later. The Revenant, which he is nominated for, is also seen as a strong contender for best picture and best director. The...

Metallica release Bataclan live album

By NewsBeat Metallica will release a live album recorded at the Bataclan. It's called Liberté, Egalité, Fraternité, Metallica! - Live at Le Bataclan, Paris, France - June 11th, 2003. All profits will go directly to the victims...
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