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Twenty-Five Years Later, The Heat Is Still On for 'Miss Saigon'

Daniel Welsh | Posted 02.10.2014 | UK Entertainment
Daniel Welsh

Like any red-blooded 23-year-old male, musical theatre is one of my biggest loves, yet until last week I had managed to go my entire life without catching one of Cameron Mackintosh's most beloved shows, Miss Saigon.

What's Your Comfort Food?

Jamie Oliver's Food Tube | Posted 02.10.2014 | UK Entertainment
Jamie Oliver's Food Tube

Whether it's hours in the kitchen making the ultimate lasagne, cooking an insane burger on the barbecue with some friends, or a reviving ramen when you're feeling down...

Music and the Arts Should Not Be Relegated in Our Children's Lives

James Rhodes | Posted 30.09.2014 | UK Entertainment
James Rhodes

For decades politicians have put education at the top of the agenda. But we seem to have ended up with a target and league-table based system, and a too-narrow focus. Head teachers are under tremendous pressure to ensure that targets around literacy and numeracy are met... From what I've seen, creativity in the curriculum is being squeezed hard.

'Inherent Vice' Trailer Could Be The Coolest One You See This Year

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.09.2014 | UK Entertainment

The much-hyped trailer for 'Inherent Vice' has been aired, with Joaquin Phoenix depicting a drug-fuelled detective in LA on the hunt for his missing e...

Chasing Shadows on DVD - A Chat With Alex Kingston

Roger Crow | Posted 29.09.2014 | UK Entertainment
Roger Crow

When I found out ITV were releasing a DVD of their new drama series Chasing Shadows, I rolled my eyes (having seen 60 whole seconds of the show the week before). However, I was curious to give it a look from the start, not least because it stars three of my favourite actors, Alex Kingston, Reece Shearsmith and Noel Clarke.

How to Make a Hidden Camera Prank Show

Stuart Laws | Posted 29.09.2014 | UK Comedy
Stuart Laws

Due to animal handling laws and prohibitive costs we decided that we shouldn't involve any cats, but we wanted to see if it's possible to make a complete failure of a hidden camera prank show. That's where David Trent came in.

The X Factor 2014 Bootcamp Show One

Dean Midas Maynard | Posted 29.09.2014 | UK Entertainment
Dean Midas Maynard

Deep breaths everyone. If you thought the room and arena auditions were intense, you've seen nothing yet. 12 acts just 6 chairs. Ladies and gentlemen... it's time to face bootcamp.

A Note on Censorship - Some Final Reflections on the Human Zoo Campaign

Akala | Posted 28.09.2014 | UK Entertainment
Akala

To those that crying that our discussions of white supremacy and empire somehow constitute reverse racism or victimize white people, please. It is you who make this accusation that are in fact anti-white, because it is you who assumes that there are not white human beings with enough intelligence to understand the discussion and the history at hand and engage with it in a meaningful way, clearly you are wrong.

Five Ways to Look at Malevich's Black Square

Tate | Posted 26.09.2014 | UK Entertainment
Tate

He made his intention clear; he wanted to completely abandon depicting reality and instead invent a new world of shapes and forms that belonged exclusively in the realm of art for art's sake.

Tony Blair Is Handed Another Eyebrow-Raising Award

The Huffington Post UK | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 26.09.2014 | UK

Tony Blair has been named one of the top "gay icons" of the past three decades, saying the issue is a "significant part" of his legacy as Prime Minist...

Working in Tinseltown

Rachel Shenton | Posted 25.09.2014 | UK Entertainment
Rachel Shenton

The first thing that hits you when you step off the plane in LA is just how eager people are to help you out here - or at least that's what I've found. I've been perpetually impressed with waitresses, bar tenders, shop workers - pretty much everyone I've come across in the service sector, have all been exceptionally polite and almost too eager to help.

Simpsons-Family Guy Cause Furore With 'Sister's Being Raped' Joke

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.09.2014 | UK Entertainment

Due to air this Sunday, the long-awaited 'The Simpsons-Family Guy' crossover episode is already causing quite a stir over the inclusion of a joke abou...

John Malkovich Is Incredible And Here's Why

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 26.09.2014 | UK Entertainment

If you needed any further proof that John Malkovich is a total legend then here it is. That's right, collaborating with American photographer Sandr...

Best Bites From the Big Feastival

Jamie Oliver's Food Tube | Posted 24.09.2014 | UK Entertainment
Jamie Oliver's Food Tube

Another year, another memorable Big Feastival with Alex James and Jamie Oliver celebrating awesome music, delectable food and family fun! There were highlights galore, from Jamie and his Food Tube friends cooking in the AEG kitchen to Fat Boy Slim rocking it on the main stage.

Actresses Deserve Much More Than Being 'The Girl'

Catherine Balavage | Posted 23.09.2014 | UK Entertainment
Catherine Balavage

It is hard to describe just how depressing it is to work in an industry where women are reduced constantly to the sum of their parts and not even named. The worrying thing is that this is a common practice.

'We Want to End Gender Inequality - And to Do That We Need Everyone to Be Involved'

Emma Watson | Posted 23.09.2014 | UK Entertainment
Emma Watson

If we stop defining each other by what we are not and start defining ourselves by what we are - can all be freer and this is what HeForShe is about. It's about freedom. I want men to take up this mantle. So their daughters, sisters and mothers can be free from prejudice but also so that their sons have permission to be vulnerable and human too - reclaim those parts of themselves they abandoned and in doing so be a more true and complete version of themselves... I am inviting you to step forward, to be seen to speak up, To be the he for she. And to ask yourself if not me, who, if not now when.

Moving Out - Are We Asking Too Much?

Charlie Hedges | Posted 18.09.2014 | UK Entertainment
Charlie Hedges

Can you believe four out of 10 of us aged 18-29 live at home with our parents because we simply can't afford to move out? For me, one of the most frustrating things is that some of us can actually afford monthly mortgage payments but we can not simply get together the thousands of pounds needed and expected for a deposit, even as a first time buyer.

MIC:NYC Exclusive - Everyone's Hooking Up Including Lucy and Proudlock!

Francesca Newman-Young | Posted 18.09.2014 | UK Entertainment
Francesca Newman-Young

As Spencer promised, he wasn't giving up on Billie, and it couldn't have turned out better for him. Stevie is totally besotted by his former lover Stephanie and when he eventually gets round to telling Billie she is not best pleased. She tells him, "I'm not some girl you use to get over your ex".

How Film Festivals Struggle to Stay Relevant

Elliott Grove | Posted 18.09.2014 | UK Entertainment
Elliott Grove

Film festivals face an additional hurdle to other types of arts organisations: Netflix and the pre-domination of online movie providers. This means that the traditional ways people access and watch movies has shifted from movie theatres and DVDs to online distribution.

Warming Up for the 2014 London Olympics (of DJing)...

Ritchie Ruftone | Posted 17.09.2014 | UK Entertainment
Ritchie Ruftone

The main goal at the finals is to impress the judges and show lots of different skills and techniques - obviously scratching, but also juggling, body tricks, using the mixer to full effect, music selection, drumming, the musical choices, composition and flow of the set, and more too.

Screenwriters: The Hidden Talent Behind Every Great Film

Jeremy Brock | Posted 17.09.2014 | UK Entertainment
Jeremy Brock

Now in their fifth year, the International Screenwriters' Lectures, hosted jointly by BAFTA and the BFI, have cemented their worldwide reputation as the most prestigious forum for celebrating the peculiar genius of screenwriting.

Lee Mack - Hit the Road Mack - Review

Roger Crow | Posted 17.09.2014 | UK Comedy
Roger Crow

Pacing the stage like a caged animal, it wasn't hard to see why he's among the best comedians working in the UK today. Mack does a great job of creating comedy waves, and then surfing the crest.

How Celebrity Big Brother Proved That Younger Viewers Aren't the Dimwits They're Perceived to Be

Christian Guiltenane | Posted 16.09.2014 | UK Entertainment
Christian Guiltenane

For years it's been assumed that 16 - 25 year old viewers - widely considered the target audience of shows like this - are only interested in watching the younger stars get boozed up and fall into a showmance. But this series in particular has shown that younger viewers are actually a lot more discerning than they are given credit for.

Things We Can All Be Doing to Support Women Survivors of War

Juliet Aubrey | Posted 16.09.2014 | UK
Juliet Aubrey

It is now more dangerous to be a woman than a soldier in modern conflict... Throughout history, the abuse of women has been seen as an inevitable by-product of conflict and it wasn't until the late 90s when the international community recognised the use of sexual violence as a crime of war and against humanity.

This Is What Happened When Passport Control Was Set Up At The Scottish Border

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 16.09.2014 | UK

After Ed Milliband told Scottish First Minster Alex Salmond that border guards and passport checks may be needed if Scotland decides to go it alone, a...