I work as Chair of the Featured Artists Coalition, which has spawned the International Artist Organisation. Together we represent the rights and interests of European music artists and creators. The EU is currently working on the Digital Single market. This is essential to our future. It is the future. An artist's job is to break down barriers, tear down the walls that separate our shared humanity. We are intrinsically international. We have never thought of ourselves as being isolated from the rest of the world. Our innate desire is to bring people together, to create community and union. We are the modern day explorers and pioneers.
The toughest thing about being an actor is dealing with failure. Audition after audition where you lay yourself bare in front of a couple of strangers and a camera, only to walk out the door without ever hearing a thing. It's difficult to dispel the nagging self doubt that comes with
I have a theory. It's just a small one, but in drawing and sketching so many women - of all kinds of beauty and sexiness (or not so much), I've learned that there is just one thing that makes a woman feel and exude gorgeousness. And that's what she feels about herself. Self love.
I'll never forget sitting with my friend in the hospital and being told that it was cancer. Being diagnosed was the scariest experience of my life. Still, to this day I really find it difficult to express how much of a shock it was, just because you hear stories all the time and the word 'cancer' fills you with fear. You think, 'it won't happen to me'.
Zaha saw the creation of buildings and cities and their synergy in a way that seemed effortless and yet extraordinary in the same way.
As a younger man, watching poker on TV was a massively special event. I would sit up watching late-night poker, with highlights from various tournaments. It motivated me to write about the famous faces I've seen over the years and here, in all its glory, is the ultimate list of poker playing celebrities in all their glory.
He said that my book was 'Absolutely, unbelievably brilliant', he tweeted about it to his millions of Twitter followers, he has been a staunch supporter of my mental health campaigning and an ally. How many people like me has he quietly supported over the years? Because he really didn't have to. Yes, he messed up, he's apologised, now leave him be.
Right now there is only one name on the lips of 40-something women across the country. Move over Daniel Craig, Hugh Jackman and your ilk - Tom Hiddleston is the new man on the block. I know I am not the only one who feels like this - my Facebook sharing of a video of TH dancing last week demonstrated that he is not just my guilty pleasure.
The low number of black and mixed race people signed to the UK stem cell register is sadly a reoccurring pattern. For example, the number of black or mixed race individuals who are active blood donors across England and North Wales is less than 1%.
Already one of the most divisive figures in pop history, calling Kanye West a cultural phenomenon feels redundant in a year that has seen him dominate Twitter feeds and gossip columns alike. With the supposedly definitive version of The Life Of Pablo finally with us, here's Ye's entire solo discography ranked.
My position is actually that we need stress, otherwise nothing would get us out of bed. We'd all be playing banjo on our porches in Alabama. Stress is part of our legacy from the Stone Age for reasons of survival otherwise we would have ended up as pieces of jurassic finger food.
Just grow up, eh? The sad thing is Stephen, victims of child abuse 'grow up' the second the abuse starts and they never get their childhood back. I was abused at the age of 12, not by an uncle but a former employee at my father's business. I've experienced my fair share of self pity over the years, especially when thinking about my lost childhood. However ugly you think that is, I think I'm entitled to feel that way from time to time. And you know what, it's funny you said no one is going to like me for feeling sorry for myself. That's exactly what I thought when I planned taking my own life a few years ago.
At the end of the day, whether someone's a celebrity fundraiser or a "normal" person, the underlying moral of selflessness is still the same - they're just trying to raise money for a good cause.
I used to make things worse for myself when I felt I was about to be hit by the black dogs of mental illness. Just before it hit me I would go into overdrive to convince myself and the world that I'm completely normal busy doing things - people to go to places to meet.
Imagine being too scared to ask for a bathroom break at work. Or working in 38 degree heat without safe drinking water. Or being locked in, forced to live in fear of fires or other accidents. On a recent trip to Myanmar, I spoke to Su Su Hlaing, a young woman for whom this was a daily reality. Su Su Hlaing told me that when she was young, she dreamt of being a teacher. But when the recent economic problems started, she had to find a job in the garment factories to support her family. I met her in their dormitory room where she lives and sleeps in what can only be described as slum-like conditions.
too often the only time we see and hear about famous people living with mental illness is when they're not well and thrust in the spotlight for all the wrong reasons - giving us a distorted image of what life is like with these conditions. The reality is many, many people with a mental illness go on to live healthy, productive and personally fulfilling lives.