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Really Really Ridiculously Fat-Shaming: The Fatphobia of 'Zoolander 2'

Emma Kelly | Posted 14.02.2016 | UK Entertainment
Emma Kelly

Zoolander 2's joke is literally "haha, look, hot model Zoolander has a fat kid", and it doesn't evolve into satire or acceptance. It takes one offensive, cruel and frankly boring punchline and runs with it until the very end credits.

Brian Blessed Reading Food Porn Poetry For Valentines Day Is Eargasmic

The Huffington Post | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 13.02.2016 | UK Comedy

Single on Valentines Day? Thinking of pinging an application to 'Take Me Out'? Well look no further - because we raise you Brian Blessed reading '...

Endings and Beginnings

Ruby Wax | Posted 12.02.2016 | UK Entertainment
Ruby Wax

Do I think I've given myself too much pressure? Yes and no. We all need a certain amount of pressure, and even stress, otherwise nothing would get done; we'd still be sitting on our prehistoric behinds, grunting at each other while sharpening our spears.

All The World's A Stage But Theatre Mirrors Its Diversity Best

Jasmine Dotiwala | Posted 12.02.2016 | UK Entertainment
Jasmine Dotiwala

Everywhere I turn there are headlines and social media viral videos about race. Seminars and panels about race. Outrage about race. Debate about race. Riots and protests about race.

Taylor Swift Donates $10,000 To Buy Therapy Dog For Kid With Autism

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 11.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Taylor Swift has cemented her place as the world's sweetest celeb by donating $10,000 (that's roughly £6,900) to buy a therapy dog for a child with a...

James Blunt Wins Award For Best Jeremy Hunt Insult

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 11.02.2016 | UK Comedy

Jeremy Hunt announced on Thursday he will impose a contract on junior doctors after negotiations between the BMA and the government failed. Needles...

BAFTA Reveals Plant-Based Vegan Menu For Celebs

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 11.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Correction: This article originally implied that BAFTA would be serving up a vegan-only menu, it has been changed to clarify that BAFTA will serve mul...

BPG Awards: Why In The Age Of Netflix, TV Has Still Got Its Mojo

Jake Kanter | Posted 11.02.2016 | UK Entertainment
Jake Kanter

'Netflix and chill' may have been transformed into a euphemism for something altogether more physical, but the phrase's origins do tell a story for te...

Valentine's Day - Top Things to Do In and Around London

Francesca Newman-Young | Posted 10.02.2016 | UK Entertainment
Francesca Newman-Young

Now the train-tracks and copper-dyed hair (thank you, Sun-in) have gone, my luck has improved, but my feelings for holiday have not. Even in a relationship, I feel there's an impending sense of disappointment. This Valentine's I've created a fool-proof list of non-cliché things to do for both singles and you won't have to suffer the same pain.

Johnny Depp Is Unrecognisable As Donald Trump In This Hilarious Mockumentary

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 10.02.2016 | UK Comedy

Comedy behemoths Funny Or Die have shed light on a super-secret project in the making since December - a full-length film satirising Donald Trump's 19...

'The Big Short'

Rick Edwards | Posted 09.02.2016 | UK Entertainment
Rick Edwards

Last weekend I watched, and loved, The Big Short, a film based on the book of the same name by Michael Lewis, which describes a group of disparate outsiders who each spotted the colossal financial malfeasance which gave rise to the banking and housing crisis of 2008. The writer-director Adam McKay manages to create a hilarious, sharp, clear and compelling movie, all the more impressive given that the subject matter is, frankly, pretty dry and horrendously complex - riddled with acronyms and nuanced money manipulations in identikit boardrooms.

TJ Miller On His Very Funny 'Deadpool' Role

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 10.02.2016 | UK Comedy

This year's most anticipated anti-hero movie is just around the corner, so we sat down with 'Deadpool' actor TJ Miller to talk about his role as Wease...

Bookmakers Offer Odds On 'The Jump's' Next Celebrity Casualty

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 09.02.2016 | UK Entertainment

Forget who actually wins Channel 4's 'The Jump'; real money looks set to be made betting on who'll be the next celebrity ruled out of the competition ...

Oscars 2016: Nine Amazing Ways Nominees Could Change the World With Their Goody Bags

Sara McCorquodale | Posted 09.02.2016 | UK Entertainment
Sara McCorquodale

Do those guys really want all that stuff? They've probably got the best vibrators money can buy, boobs to die for and been on all the top walking tours already. Also another goody bag? Just add it to the super massive, awards season pile.

How I Learned to Stop Worrying and (Almost) Love Pink Floyd

Tim Thornton | Posted 09.02.2016 | UK Entertainment
Tim Thornton

Oh, I've heard all the arguments. That I needed to discover them when I was a student; that it's all about the setting - I need to sit down, preferably on a bean bag in a dimly lit room with a lava lamp, and listen to a whole album in one go; that the Gilmour stuff is rubbish, I need to get into the Waters stuff; that the Waters and Gilmour stuff is rubbish, I need to get into the Barrett stuff...

There's A 'Simpsons' Version Of 'Making A Murderer' And It Works Perfectly

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 09.02.2016 | UK Entertainment

Just when you thought 'Making a Murderer' couldn't get any better, along comes this... The Vulture Remix version of the trailer seamlessly blends f...

Hugh Jackman Shares Skin Cancer Warning On Twitter

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 09.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Hugh Jackman has warned of the dangers of skin cancer and has urged his six million Twitter followers to use sunscreen. The actor posted a selfie o...

Finding Love on TV

Jo Boyd | Posted 05.02.2016 | UK Entertainment
Jo Boyd

It is a couple of weeks since my Take Me Out episode aired and I am still asking myself why I did it... We all know that first dates are usually quite nerve-wracking - now imagine being filmed by a camera crew with a microphone recording every embarrassing word that comes out of your mouth. Did it feel natural? No. While the date wasn't scripted, there was plenty of off-camera prompting from producers hoping to spark some romance - which tends to make you think the date is going better than it is.

Why I Use Art to Give Mental Health Stigma the Middle Finger

Brigitte Aphrodite | Posted 05.02.2016 | UK Entertainment
Brigitte Aphrodite

For a lot of people involvement in theatre, music and art can educate. It can battle isolation, loneliness and, as dramatic as it sounds, I believe that the love of art can be a reason to get up in the morning and live! Through the dark periods of my life, art in many different guises has been a glittering light in the darkness.

Reframing The Myth - Illustrating So Much More Than Impairment

Mik Scarlet | Posted 05.02.2016 | UK Entertainment
Mik Scarlet

Anyone who reads my column here in the Huff knows I regularly sing the praises of the Disability Arts Scene. I feel it is a place where art surpasses any constraints of impairment and explodes any stereotypes of disability with creativity and output that challenges the mainstream art world to achieve anywhere near it's standard.

The Fashion Industry Is Walking the Green Mile to Its Demise If It Doesn't Listen to the Cries of the People

Jameela Jamil | Posted 05.02.2016 | UK Style
Jameela Jamil

A wheelchair, a lack of symmetry, a few lumps and bumps, freckles, dark skin, short legs, full arms and frizzy hair, are not bad things. They are part of human beings. They belong to real lives that are being lived everyday, who are being subliminally rejected every single day. It begins with the designers. You have a job to do. You have a platform and a responsibility. You have a power to make anyone in the world feel beautiful at your fingertips, which is one of the greatest gifts you can give to a person. Prove that you have the imagination, will, and basic talent to be able to make something that isn't solely a walking rail, look spectacular.

Kanye West Tweets As Inspirational Quotes Will Give You A Much Needed Lift

The Huffington Post | Elliot Wagland | Posted 03.02.2016 | UK Comedy

Kanye West once declared himself the 'greatest living rock star on the planet' and if that doesn't inspire a generation of budding musicians nothing w...

The Day the Music Died

Lord Clement-Jones | Posted 01.02.2016 | UK Politics
Lord Clement-Jones

We cannot have local authorities and police services cracking down on our culture, ripping out the heart of our town centres, and destroying the vibrancy in our local communities. We must seek changes to the law or we risk losing the soul of our public spaces.

'Yen' at the Royal Court - Why Are We So Squeamish About Britain's Underclass on Stage?

Jessie Thompson | Posted 01.02.2016 | UK Entertainment
Jessie Thompson

If Yen is trying to tell us one thing, it is that people become brutalized by a system that neglects them, but we can all have a chance if someone or something can remind us that we're not invisible, that we do have something to offer the world.

Spotlight on the Year Ahead in Cinema

Tom Linay | Posted 31.01.2016 | UK Entertainment
Tom Linay

How does cinema follow a year like 2015? A year when three of the top 10 biggest films of all time in the UK were released, including two of the top three. It was a year that also saw the release of the third biggest animated film in history (Minions), and the summer's best blockbuster, Mad Max: Fury Road, just snagged 10 Oscar nominations.