I initially started carrying out market research, when I say market research I mean picking up the phone and calling pawnbrokers pretending to be Sir Douglas Antwerp from Peterborough. I came up with an amazing well embroiled fabrication with a tale of wealth, death, rare works of art and inheritance.
2016 is proving to be the year of the sequel - from Bourne, Star Trek and Finding Dory to Ice Age and Independence Day - which has got me to wondering exactly what the ingredients of a great sequel are....
Lack of clean water and safe sanitation and its direct link to disease is the second biggest killer of children worldwide. That lack of clean water also keeps girls out of school and keeps women away from work, either because they are sick or because they are spending hours each day walking to fetch water leaving many in poverty. World leaders have pledged to end malnutrition and reach everyone everywhere with clean water and basic sanitation by 2030. If by giving children a start in life that includes access to clean water and decent toilets, then we are a step closer to a healthier, happier generation.
By waving BP through their doors for another five years, the British Museum and its famous cultural neighbours - the National Portrait Gallery, the Royal Shakespeare Company and the Royal Opera House - have shown a remarkable lack of judgement.
Now, most of us love a dating show. What could be more fun than the cringe fest of two people trying to be on their best behaviour while trying to impress someone else, with a sizeable TV audience watching their every move?
It took me years to open my eyes to this issue. My daughter has interacted with dolphins in Africa, and I participated in photo ops with dolphins as a child in Florida. At no point did we do this thinking it caused pain and suffering to the very animals we wanted to meet and show affection towards. But now we know different. Now, we are different. And we have a responsibility as parents and as compassionate citizens to educate our children and others about the truth.
My hope is that the future of theatre is emancipated from these limitations, that gender stops being used to define who we are or what we are capable of. In our lives we empathise and connect on a human level, beyond race class age and gender - shouldn't the arts reflect that too?
Diving head first into the adult industry meant I had to grow up fast. It's helped me develop into a confident, well-rounded person. It's given me an understanding of life I would never have achieved by going down a different career path.
Game of Thrones, in case you didn't know it, is one of the biggest shows in the world and has helped turn actors like Emilia Clarke and Natalie Dormer into global stars. However, it may face stiff competition from Dawn. I spoke to model-turned-actress Fola Evans-Akingbola about both shows.
In truth, they are everywhere, organising in all the corners of this world, with no other urge but to clip their cloth and colour their skin so they might mimic the superheroes they worship, as if they were real and living personages
he National Gallery has scored a real winner with its summer show, Painters' Paintings, which explores great paintings from an unusual perspective - that of the artists who owned them. The collection on display is mightily impressive.
A Boy Made of Blocks is a wonderful read and I imagine that this will be one of many outstanding novels by Keith Stuart. it opens a very clever insight into the transition of Boyhood to Manhood and offers a clear explanation to the reader the importance of both.
Now inevitably as it is a reality TV show individuals are chosen as characters and the more outspoken and quirky the better. But many of these housemates genuinely want a career in media and are using this as a stepping-stone to launch or re-launch a career.
It doesn't matter how many "near-naked snaps" he's posted on his Instagram over the past few weeks and months, it doesn't matter how complimentary your tone is (it's not body-shaming if we're saying he looks good, right?) and no, it definitely does not matter how big the c**k in question is, people.
They're a remembrance of a time long since forgotten. They're a brief moment in history captured in perpetuity for future generations. They're a glorious celebration of humanity's inherent kindness. They're a painful reminder of the incomprehensible and intolerable cruelty of mankind. They're a recollection of society's greatest triumphs and its failures.
With The Red Hot Chili Peppers and Heart back in the billboard album top 10, I started to wonder if there is a secret to rock n roll longevity. So I took my hair and my sunscreen along to this year's Ramblin' Man Fair to find out.
The whole thing is still pretty much one big boys' club - Kirk, Spock, Scotty and Bones swooping in and saving the day, while their female counterparts are basically demoted to sidekicks. In a fictional world supposedly based on equality and progressive social attitudes, that feels anachronistic.
We may not be seeing this crisis on the news, but having seen for myself the devastating impact the drought is having on children here in Lesotho, I've been left in no doubt just how desperate the situation has become. The scariest thing is if we don't act now it could become so much worse. We simply cannot turn our backs on these children in their time of need.