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Cheryl's Unfortunate Dress Choice Sparks Muppet Comparisons

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.10.2014 | UK Entertainment

The most unexpected thing to happen in Saturday's X Factor was, without doubt, the abuse directed at Cheryl that sparked the #Cherylkermit hashtag. ...

Look Who's Waded Into The Donald Trump Vs Russell Brand Feud..

The Huffington Post UK | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 18.10.2014 | UK

In a battle of egos so epic that it could cause the internet to implode, Piers Morgan has waded into Donald Trump's feud with Russell Brand. It was...

Epic Twitter Battle As 'Bald' Donald Trump Takes On 'Loser' Russell Brand

The Huffington Post UK | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 17.10.2014 | UK

Donald Trump and Russell Brand have gone head-to-head in an epic Twitter battle of egos possibly only matched by Jeremy Clarkson's tiffs with Piers Mo...

Brand Gives Brits Permission To Vote After Being Called A 'Bum Hole'

The Huffington Post UK | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 16.10.2014 | UK

Russell Brand has hit back after being labelled a "bum hole" by John Lydon and has denied he ever encouraged people not to vote. Brand, responding...

Game Show Asks 'What's A Woman's Job?' Cue Sexism Firestorm

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 16.10.2014 | UK

A popular TV game show has been forced to make a hasty apology after contestants had to guess what most people thought a "woman's job" was - and the '...

Richard Has Noted Every Sick Rape Threat Against Daughter

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 16.10.2014 | UK Entertainment

Television presenter Richard Madeley warned Twitter trolls that "prosecution awaits" for making rape threats against his daughter after she stepped in...

What Farm Shows and Amy Winehouse Have in Common

Will Young | Posted 15.10.2014 | UK Entertainment
Will Young

There is a fine line between drawing upon things in the past, as indeed anything creative does, and moving so much into an era where everything is a pseudo version of something else. Whoever straddles that balance remains something truly original.

Brand's 'Lazy-A*sed And Idiotic' Revolution Attacked Again...

The Huffington Post UK | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 15.10.2014 | UK

Johnny Rotten has already made it clear he thinks Russell Brand is a "bumhole," and now, the Sex Pistols frontman has ramped up his attack against the...

Death By Hot Ribs Is A Thing. Almost.

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.10.2014 | UK Entertainment

We've been here before. I can still remember the heat, the fear, and the inescapable feeling I was about to have a stroke. And for some reason I am...

We Don't Need a Ghostbusters Reboot

Claire Lim | Posted 14.10.2014 | UK Entertainment
Claire Lim

So it's official - the next Ghostbusters film will be a reboot and it will star an all female cast. Since the announcement, there has been much consternation online and, of course, the old feminist debate has reared its head again with a backlash against the news. This aside though, what about the merits of the actual reboot itself?

On Anglo-Welsh Identity and Dylan Thomas

Ben Gwalchmai | Posted 14.10.2014 | UK Entertainment
Ben Gwalchmai

This year's BBC production, A Poet in New York, felt like a sentimental backwash of Titanic proportions; the recent BBC Wales remake of Under Milk Wood also fell unfortunately short, so short that one Twitter commentator quipped it felt like an advert for Welsh lamb.

Johnny Rotten Thinks Voters Should All Ignore 'Bum Hole' Brand...

The Huffington Post UK | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 15.10.2014 | UK

UPDATE: Russell Brand Faces Fresh Attack Over 'Lazy-A*sed And Idiotic' Revolution Johnny Rotten has said everyone should ignore Russell Brand's a...

The X Factor: Still Standing Tall?

Paul Marshall | Posted 13.10.2014 | UK Entertainment
Paul Marshall

Saturday October 12 heralded the much trumpeted return of the X Factor live shows, which immediately raised one small question. One very very small question. Has Dermot got shorter since last year?

'Johnny Rotten' Just Gave A Beautifully Emotional Interview

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.10.2014 | UK Entertainment

John Lydon - better known as the hell-raising 'Johnny Rotten' - broke down in an interview with Channel 4's Jon Snow. The former Sex Pistol was dis...

#Wakeupcall Selfies Reach Staggering Numbers

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 10.10.2014 | UK

Jemima Khan's #wakeupcall selfie campaign for Unicef has reached over 300 million people, according to social marketing platform Spredfast, as more ce...

12 People Who Had The GBBO Final Result Ruined (Amazingly, Contains No Spoilers)

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 09.10.2014 | UK Entertainment

The nation was gripped last night as the 'Great British Bake-Off' reached its long-awaited final with... Well, we'll not spoil it for you if you ha...

'Success Is Not Final, Failure Is Not Fatal - It Is the Courage to Continue That Counts'

Will Young | Posted 08.10.2014 | UK Entertainment
Will Young

For years, failing was solely based on how I thought others saw me and how I felt I should be acting in accordance to how others were acting. "I haven't been photographed like this person has", "why don't I get in magazines like that person"... These thoughts were rife. What was missing actually was a concentration on what I actually wanted and thought was important.

Want To See The Next Ice Bucket Challenge..?

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 10.10.2014 | UK

Jemima Khan has kicked off a social media campaign that she is hoping will make as much money as the Ice Bucket Challenge and #NoMakeUpSelfie crazes. ...

Hard to Fake? Tears on Stage

Arnie Wilson | Posted 06.10.2014 | UK Entertainment
Arnie Wilson

This led me to ask a talented young actor friend, Ben Lambert, who has appeared in various films and stage plays, how actors manage to cry on demand. His reply fascinated me.

Rupert Grint Reveals How Much Harry Potter Earned Him... Sort Of

PA | Posted 04.10.2014 | UK Entertainment

Rupert Grint has described the amount of money he got paid for starring in the Harry Potter films as "kind of ridiculous" - adding that he does not kn...

Jeremy Clarkson Breaks Silence Over 'Terrifying' Argentina Falklands War Row

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 06.10.2014 | UK

Jeremy Clarkson has described the moment the Top Gear cast and crew were attacked by an angry crowd in Argentina as "the most terrifying thing I've ev...

Noise Noise Noise: Making Music, Not War

Neil Durkin | Posted 03.10.2014 | UK Entertainment
Neil Durkin

Which is superior - the undeniable beauty and grandeur of (say) Bach's Cantatas or the awe-inspiring grindcore histrionics of fellow German musicians Afterlife Kids? Answer: they're both good

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.