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“It’s Me BCL”: Bunga Citra Lestari gets sentimental with love

[unable to retrieve full-text content] Bunga Citra Lestari It’s Me BCL Aquarius Musikindo “I’m a woman in love,” declares Indonesian songstress Bunga Citra Lestari (BCL) from the get-go in the opening track, Aku Wanita, of her new album, It’s Me BCL. The phrase sets the tone for the rest of the album, which is brimming with sentimental love ballads. BCL, […] Entertainment –

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Actor Colin Firth becomes Italian citizen

British actor Colin Firth has become an Italian citizen, the country’s authorities have confirmed. His wife – film producer Livia Giuggioli – is Italian, making the Bridget Jones star eligible for citizenship. The Italian interior ministry confirmed the Oscar winner had been granted a passport. The 56-year-old now has dual citizenship and can therefore keep his British passport. The Italian interior ministry said: “The very famous actor, who won an Oscar for the film The King’s Speech, is married to a citizen from our country and has often declared his…

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Blink 182, Korn and Avenged Sevenfold to play Chester Bennington tribute

Blink 182, and members of System of a Down, Korn, Bring Me the Horizon and Avenged Sevenfold are among the acts playing a special gig in memory of Chester Bennington. The Linkin Park singer took his own life in July. The gig – at the Hollywood Bowl in the US in October – has already sold out. Although no official line-up has been announced yet, acts have been confirming their involvement on Twitter. Chester Bennington fronted Linkin Park for nearly 20 years. In that time they sold more than…

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Missed this week's entertainment news?

Take a look back at the week’s biggest stories in the world of arts and entertainment. In an exclusive interview with the BBC News website, Madonna revealed she is contemplating a more intimate live show that her usual stadium-filling spectacles. “I’ve done so many shows – world tours, stadiums, sports arenas, you name it – that I feel like I have to reinvent that now too,” she told our music reporter Mark Savage. Read the full story. Big Little Lies and The Handmaid’s Tale were the big winners at the…

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Strictly Come Dancing: This year's stars in quotes

After two weeks of rehearsals, this year’s Strictly Come Dancing stars are preparing to return to the dance floor this weekend for the first live show of the series. Here’s what they had to say when we caught up with them earlier this month. The Reverend Richard Coles “There’s a dog collar being pimped apparently, we’re quite excited about that.” “I was preaching quite a fierce sermon recently and a piece of glitter fell out of my hair.” “I’m going to need a miracle. It’s ‘let us spray’ at the…

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