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Actress Emma Chambers dies aged 53, agency confirms

Image caption The British actress “brought laughter and joy to many”, her agency has said in a statement British actress Emma Chambers has died aged 53, her agency has confirmed. Known for playing Alice Tinker in the BBC’s The Vicar of Dibley, the Doncaster-born star also had roles in Notting …

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Missed this week's entertainment and arts news?

It’s been a busy week in the world of film, music and entertainment. Here’s a round-up of some of the biggest stories from the last seven days, just in case they passed you by. Image copyright PA Guests at last Sunday’s Bafta Film Awards showed their support for the Time’s …

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Emmerdale star hits out over Twitter abuse

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Danny Miller was nominated at the British Soap Awards in 2017 Emmerdale actor Danny Miller has criticised Twitter for not doing more to crack down on homophobic tweets he received in relation to the ITV soap. Miller, who plays gay character Aaron Dingle, said …

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Eddy Amoo: The Real Thing singer dies at 74

Image caption Eddy Amoo (second left) with The Real Thing Eddy Amoo, one of 1970s soul band The Real Thing – who had hits including You To Me Are Everything and Feel the Force – has died at the age of 74. Amoo was a vocalist and songwriter with the …

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Reading Festival boss defends 'worst' line-up

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption US rap star Kendrick Lamar will headline on Saturday (Reading) and Sunday (Leeds) The boss of Reading and Leeds festivals has defended this year’s line-up after some fans dismissed it as “incredibly underwhelming” and the “worst ever”. Headliners include Kendrick Lamar and Fall Out …

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Stolen Degas painting Les Choristes found on a bus

Image copyright PHOTO RMN / HERVÉ LEWANDOWSKI Image caption Les Choristes, meaning The Chorus, is 32cm (13 in) wide A Degas painting stolen from a Marseille museum in 2009 has been found on a bus near Paris. The French culture minister, Françoise Nyssen, said authorities discovered the artwork in the …

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Gogglebox star quits the show to 'pursue a career in TV'

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Stephen Webb (L) and Chris Butland-Steed celebrated winning an NTA in 2017 Gogglebox star Chris Butland-Steed has announced he is leaving the show after 10 series. The Brighton hairdresser, who has sat alongside ex-partner Stephen Webb on the show since 2013, is leaving to …

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Number of leading ladies in film falls, study suggests

Image caption Emma Watson, Gal Gadot and Daisy Ridley featured in 2017’s three top-grossing US films Female-led films may have topped last year’s box office rankings, but the number of movies with women in the lead roles fell last year, a study has said. Last year’s most popular films in …

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