By Imran Rahman-Jones & Kameron Virk Five years ago, an Instagram post from Drake started a series of events that will end on Friday with the release of a new Netflix series. The Canadian artist posted a picture of actor Ashley Walters in the east London crime drama Top Boy. He was a fan of … Continue reading Top Boy: How Drake went from watching the show to reviving it
Do you ever get that feeling, when you're a bit worse for wear, or just a bit down, that the only thing that will make you feel better is a really good kids' film? How often do you then turn to Disney to help pick you up? That feeling - of comfort, losing yourself in … Continue reading Aladdin: Disney remakes and the power of nostalgia
The Jeremy Kyle show has been axed after 15 years on air. It's after a contestant died a week after being on the show. https://soundcloud.com/irahmanjones/newsbeat-jeremy-kyle-gets-cancelled
He was called the gentlest of giants. Chewy actor Peter Mayhew has died aged 74. https://soundcloud.com/irahmanjones/newsbeat-chewbacca-actor-peter-mayhew-dies
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hIaZtzbIzfQ The actor vs the police. An alleged crime… but of assault or fakery? Even President Trump's calling it a national embarrassment. Newsbeat's Imran Rahman-Jones asks What's The Fuss? It's the true story you'd struggle to make up - involving celebrities, police, a city mayor and the most powerful man in America. Best known for … Continue reading Jussie Smollett: WTF?
Jussie Smollett has been arrested and charged with filing a false police report, after saying he was attacked in a homophobic and racist incident. The story has taken quite a few twists and turns since the Empire actor first claimed he was attacked by two men. Here's a full timeline of what's happened since January.
When the documentary Surviving R Kelly premiered in New York in December, the screening room had to be evacuated because of an anonymous gun threat. For Jesse Daniels, one of the documentary series' executive producers, that "was a big wake-up call... that this was very serious". Read more on BBC Newsbeat.
WWE stars John Cena and Daniel Bryan have pulled out of an event in Saudi Arabia which is happening on Friday. They haven't said why, but some are suggesting it's because of the way the Middle Eastern country has handled the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. He was a critic of the Saudi government who … Continue reading WWE stars pull out of Saudi Arabia show after Khashoggi death
Comedian Rosie Jones wants disabled TV characters who are 'gritty and flawed'. Read the full interview on BBC Newsbeat here.