Entertainment and The Arts

Dame Judi Dench has rose named after her

Dame Judi Dench has had a rose named after her at the Chelsea Flower Show.The actress was presented with the Ausquaker variety, which she described as "very healthy, but with rather a laid back quality".And while we're at it, what other things have been named after celebrities? ...
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Cannes: Nicole Kidman urges support for female directors

Image copyright EPA Image caption Nicole Kidman has four projects at Cannes The lack of women behind the camera is still a major problem, Nicole Kidman has said. She told the Cannes Film Festival it's "a given" that female actors have to support female directors. The Australian actress, who has ...
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Cannes: Toby Jones warns of Brexit impact on films

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Toby Jones is a star of Michael Haneke's Palme d'Or contender Happy End British actor Toby Jones has said he thinks Brexit will affect where UK-made films are shot. He said of the impact of the UK's EU withdrawal: "The thing that causes everyone ...
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Manchester attack: Morrissey criticises response of politicians

Image copyright PA Image caption Morrissey specifically criticised Theresa May, Andy Burnham and Sadiq Khan Morrissey has criticised politicians and the monarchy for their response to the Manchester attack.In a post on Facebook, the singer made reference to the attack which left 22 dead and 59 injured.He described the anger ...
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Forest Swords – Compassion Album Review

There's a certain kind of renaissance artist who can make computer generated music feel both ancient and leading edge; like George Lucas's Star Wars, with its dirty, worn out visions of a dystopia many generations in our future, Matthew Barnes has in recent years proven adept at giving his compounds ...
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Netflix viewers like comedy over their cornflakes

Image copyright JonesEnt/Kobal/Rex/Shutterstock Image caption Will Smith for breakfast? You wake up and what's the first thing you watch as you're planning your breakfast (avo on toast anyone)?The answer is comedy shows, according to new data released by streaming service Netflix.We're much more likely to need a laugh first thing ...
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Ariana Grande: The diva with a heart

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Ariana Grande's hits include Problem, Into You and Dangerous Woman Ariana Grande is one of pop's most intriguing and gifted singers. A magnetic performer with unrivalled vocal control, she's unusually outspoken, and has been known to tackle interviewers head on if she feels they're ...
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