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The Importance of a Lucky Break

Sharon Horgan | Posted 28.08.2015 | UK Comedy
Sharon Horgan

If I could give a few words of advice to my younger self? I'd say: "Don't expect someone to tap you on the shoulder, and then hand you what you're looking for on a plate." Because the big handicap for me was that I was a dreamer, and I thought that once I got to London, someone would just discover me. So I didn't start grafting until I was in my late 20s, even early 30s. I do think that young people should mess around and have some fun and gain their life story - I needed to find those stories, and as it worked out, it was fine. But it might not have been.

Monterey Bay

Steve Backshall | Posted 28.08.2015 | UK Entertainment
Steve Backshall

Every day the team and I were out at sea in the bay we recorded vast shoals of baitfish, as well as a deeper layer of the crustacean krill that seemed everlasting. At night we dived amongst gargantuan shoals of market squid, here to spawn in their hundreds of tonnes.

Safe Gigs for Women - How Do We Get There?

Tracey Wise | Posted 28.08.2015 | UK Entertainment
Tracey Wise

So now it's out there, how do we achieve Safe Gigs for Women? Writing this in the week we've seen debate on whether women only carriages on the tube, it feels like the debate around achieving safe spaces for women is difficult at best. But here's my ideal.

Actors You Didn't Realise Were In Huge Movies

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 28.08.2015 | UK Entertainment

We'll all recognise certain actors from their big films, but what about the movies they played small parts in when they were young? We're willing t...

'Star Wars' Has A New Teaser And There Has Been An Awakening

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 29.08.2015 | UK Entertainment

'Star Wars' fans are already besides themselves with excitement ahead of the franchise's latest installment, due to be released in December after a de...

Twitter Outraged After Rapper Tyler The Creator Is Banned From UK For Violent Lyrics

The Huffington Post UK | Sophie Brown | Posted 27.08.2015 | UK

US rapper Tyler the Creator has been forced to cancel four dates, including Reading and Leeds festivals, after being banned from the UK for his violen...

Am I Too Old to Become a Creative Professional?

Nick Grimwood | Posted 28.08.2015 | UK Entertainment
Nick Grimwood

I've always been hankering for more. As a physiotherapist, it is half science and half art, and I do love both. But at school, I was always an artist first, and science took second place. My teenage hobby was making super-8 films. In a funny way, I still feel like an artist and somehow I want down the wrong path.

Taylor Swift And Lisa Kudrow Just Sang 'Smelly Cat' And Now The World Is Complete

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 27.08.2015 | UK Entertainment

Taylor Swift and Lisa Kudrow just performed 'Smelly Cat' together on stage. Yup, that's right. Possibly the greatest pop duo combination the human ...

Eat Like a Viking

Amy Willerton | Posted 26.08.2015 | UK Entertainment
Amy Willerton

Personally, it doesn't feel right for me to be on a "diet" for the rest of my life. It is preferable to live by a set of principles that just feel instinctively but also logically right. So it is a enlightening and actually just rather nice culture to look at things like where the food has come from and how much it benefits us rather than how many calories does this contain.

#RHOBH: The Reunion Part 2

Heidi Montag | Posted 27.08.2015 | UK Entertainment
Heidi Montag

Eileen should know by now that there are no secrets on reality TV. If you were a home-wrecker in the past, regardless of the circumstances, it is going to come out! Eileen, you're not playing a pretend character anymore, and you can't always get the role you want in real life.

This Dark, Upsetting 'Friends' Alternative Ending Changes EVERYTHING

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 26.08.2015 | UK Entertainment

'Friends' fans, things are about to get really dark, incredibly quickly, after someone wrote an alternative ending to the long-running sitcom which ch...

Why Dr Dre Owes the Women He Beat Up More Than an Apology

Richard Fry | Posted 25.08.2015 | UK Entertainment
Richard Fry

An apology is not enough. Apple's new senior executive and hip hop's first billionaire needs to wield some of his huge influence and take some positive steps to changing the culture of misogyny in hip hop and beyond.

Here's Why A 'Game Of Thrones' Character Might Not Be Dead After All

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 25.08.2015 | UK Entertainment

‘Game Of Thrones’ star Rory McCann has been spotted staying at a hotel used by the series’ cast and crew in Belfast, prompting rumours of his ch...

US Comedian Calls Banksy's Dismaland 'Lame'

The Huffington Post UK | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 25.08.2015 | UK

American comedian Mindy Kaling has delivered her verdict on the latest project delivered by street artist and social commentariat 'Banksy'. The ac...

'I Think It's A Subject That Women Don't Like To Talk About'

The Huffington Post UK | Jennifer Barton | Posted 24.08.2015 | UK Parents

Mum of three Rebecca Ferguson opens up about what it's like to have a partner leave you during pregnancy, which happened when she was expecting her t...

Why One Direction's Split Was a Matter of When, Not If

Caroline Frost | Posted 24.08.2015 | UK Entertainment
Caroline Frost

In this A-list fatigue, One Direction are just the latest examples of the second paradox of pop, that the more you get of stardom's sweet dream, the less you start to want. Just ask Brian McFadden. Or Brian Wilson. Or the Backstreet Boys. Or The Beatles. It may be strange, but 'twas ever thus. So what can we learn from this? That these four young lads would rather risk future failure on their own than continue as a record-breaking ensemble. That we should probably listen to rumours about bands splitting up, as they invariably come true.

Take That And Westlife Fans Are Comforting One Directioners

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 24.08.2015 | UK Entertainment

One Direction fans, devastated by the announcement that the band will "take a break" next year, are being comforted by those affected by the splits of...

The Foo Fighters Just Rick Rolled The Westboro Baptist Church And It Was EPIC

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 23.08.2015 | UK Entertainment

As if you needed another reason to love the Foo Fighters they go and do this... Yup, Dave Grohl and co just Rick Rolled the Westboro Baptist Church...

Empathy and the Decision to Postpone 'Homegrown'

Kristian Carter | Posted 20.08.2015 | UK Entertainment
Kristian Carter

The decision by the NYT to postpone the play has unleashed a firestorm of debate within the artistic community about censorship. But this is about more than the arts - it's about the kind of Britain that we want to be.

Great British Bake Off 2015 - Week Three

Joe Rivers | Posted 20.08.2015 | UK Entertainment
Joe Rivers

Bread week starts with plenty of shots of our intrepid tensome looking all kinds of worried, and it's no surprise. The prospect of a weekend of yeast-based fun means Paul Hollywood gets the opportunity do what he loves the most: prowl around Britain's most famous tent and judge amateurs while his smug-o-meter goes off the scale.

Nicki Minaj's Waxwork Is Getting A Redesign Thanks To An Inappropriate Fan

The Huffington Post UK | Sophie Brown | Posted 19.08.2015 | UK Entertainment

Madame Tussauds have said they will reposition Nicki Minaj's waxwork after visitors started sharing inappropriate photos on social media. The displ...

My Take on Teens

Ruby Wax | Posted 19.08.2015 | UK Entertainment
Ruby Wax

The moment I hit puberty I went into shock. It's like my organs were just sitting around chewing gum, shooting the breeze and suddenly, BAM! A big oestrogen rush and my hormones started bubbling like Vesuvius about to blow. The harder my parents tried to discipline me the harder I rebelled.

Gangland Girls: Why 'Ripper Street's Long Susan Isn't All Make-Believe

Fern Riddell | Posted 19.08.2015 | UK Entertainment
Fern Riddell

Who would want to be a nineteenth century woman? If you manage to make it to your twenty-fifth birthday without dying of syphilis, alcoholism, or childbirth you could consider yourself one of the lucky ones.

Diet Karma and the Importance of Doing It RIGHT

Amy Willerton | Posted 18.08.2015 | UK Entertainment
Amy Willerton

Losing weight 'the natural way' (raw good diet and exercise) but the way we know actually makes the most sense - takes a lot longer yes. It takes dedication, persistence and drive. But hand on my heart I promise you it's worth it - and the only way to really treat your body right.

I Wonder What Jar Jar Binks is Doing Right Now?

Andy Bush | Posted 18.08.2015 | UK Comedy
Andy Bush

The reason Lucas' prequels fell so flat was because of one character - Jar Jar Binks, a CGI abomination, a mood destroying clown that will haunt the collective consciousness of a generation.