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Sex, Politics, and Sansa Stark

Hazel Butler | Posted 22.05.2015 | UK Entertainment
Hazel Butler

Viewers were dreading Sansa Stark's marriage to sociopathic Ramsey Bolton, and their fears were justified. This plot twist deviated from the books, in which Sansa's best friend, Jeyne Poole - masquerading as her sister, Arya - marries Bolton. It has sparked outrage, after Bolton was seen raping Sansa on their wedding night.

Why Eurovision Should Unite Over Anti-Gay Laws, Once Again

Liam Beattie | Posted 22.05.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Liam Beattie

I would like to wish 28-year-old Polina Gagarina the best of luck, however she will not be receiving my support, and I hope this will be the case for many fellow LGBT viewers across Europe. The Eurovision song contest may be just that, a singing competition, but it is a platform that celebrates diversity and gives a voice to so many voiceless groups in our continent.

Unbearable Cruelty: 'The Island With Bear Grylls'

Mimi Bekhechi | Posted 22.05.2015 | UK Entertainment
Mimi Bekhechi

Had this violence taken place in the UK, the contestants would almost certainly be facing cruelty charges and, potentially, time in prison for the suffering they inflicted on these terrified animals.

We Have Further Proof Chris Pratt Is The Best

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 22.05.2015 | UK Comedy

GQ decided to get Chris Pratt drunk and then film him giving an acting lesson. What an excellent idea. SEE ALSO: It's The 'Parks And Recreation...

We've Found Harry Shearer's Replacement For 'The Simpsons'

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 22.05.2015 | UK Comedy

So, Harry Shearer has left 'The Simpsons' and we're all really sad about it. But life goes on, and the folks behind everyone's favourite dysfunctio...


Jane Earl | Posted 22.05.2015 | UK Entertainment
Jane Earl

When we started on this route, I hadn't anticipated such an outpouring of support and emotion, and to see how much people value the way in which arts enrich the lives of people regardless of age, ethnicity, gender or disability. It's been a real boost to have this feedback.

The Blockheads: Beyond the Call of Dury

Mark Hillary | Posted 22.05.2015 | UK Entertainment
Mark Hillary

As a band, The Blockheads should be legends - fully paid-up members of British music royalty. Many people will know them better as Ian Dury and the Bl...

The Rock Got Ordained So He Could Officiate His Biggest Fan's Wedding

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 22.05.2015 | UK Comedy

Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson has captured our collective hearts this week as he made his biggest fan's wedding day incredibly special - by officiating it...

Rockstar Sues BBC Over Controversial "Grand Theft Auto" TV Show

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 22.05.2015 | UK Tech

The makers of Grand Theft Auto have filed a lawsuit against the BBC over a forthcoming drama based on the development of the popular video game series...

Sunday in the Theatre with Sondheim

Richard Brownlie-Marshall | Posted 20.05.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Richard Brownlie-Marshall

It was an absolutely splendid evening and it was great to see such talent displayed on the stage from the performers to the new writers, and of course the work of Sondheim. If this competition is a sign of what we have to look forward to in the future of the West End, we are in very safe hands indeed.

What Taylor Swift Topping Maxim's 'Hot 100' List Means For Feminism

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 20.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Maxim and feminism: not usually two words that would crop up in the same sentence. But it's something we could definitely get used to. Men's magazi...

Here's A Video Of Vin Diesel Break Dancing In The 90s. You're Welcome.

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 19.05.2015 | UK Comedy

Most people think of Vin Diesel as the bald, muscly star of hardcore action films like 'Fast & Furious' and 'XXX', but this video shows him in a whole...

Above, Below and on the Line: What's the Best Way to Reach an Audience?

Gavin Devine | Posted 19.05.2015 | UK
Gavin Devine

There are changes afoot that all of us in communications need to confront. So do those who report on our sector. The biggest change of all is the need to stop thinking of competition between television and online, or between above the line and below. We should think instead about collaboration, cooperation and integration, and the significant results that we can achieve together.

Fast and Furiosa - Mad Max: Fury Road - The Review

Roger Crow | Posted 18.05.2015 | UK Entertainment
Roger Crow

"The vision dims. All that remains are memories. I remember a time of VCRs, ruined dreams... But most of all, I remember The Road Warrior. The man we ...

We Should All Be Doing Our Part to Ensure Our Younger Generation Is a Happy and Successful One

Brenda Blethyn | Posted 18.05.2015 | UK Entertainment
Brenda Blethyn

Too many young people are growing up with no support or guidance. With no-one to turn to, many of these young people are battling issues such as long-term unemployment, addiction, homelessness and depression, alone. Life can seem very bleak for these young people, and we need to help them before it is too late. This is why I am a proud Ambassador for The Prince's Trust. I am a huge supporter of the youth charity's work because they believe every young person deserves a chance to succeed in life.

Why Mindfulness Is the 'It' Girl

Ruby Wax | Posted 15.05.2015 | UK Entertainment
Ruby Wax

Mindfulness isn't about smelling a butterfly wing, though if you're into it be my guest, what it does deliver is a practice that may potentially give you a longer life and while you're living longer, living better.

Katie Hopkins Hits Back At 'Fat Welsh Chubster' Charlotte Chuch

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 15.05.2015 | UK Entertainment

Former 'Apprentice' contestant Katie Hopkins has continued her feud with pop singer Charlotte Church by calling her a "fat Welsh Russell Brand" and du...

A Letter to John Whittingdale

James Lark | Posted 14.05.2015 | UK Politics
James Lark

The future of the country's arts and culture is a matter that ought to be looked upon with huge concern not just by your department but also by the Department for Education and Home Office. I urge you to press for a radical rethink of how this government both views and funds this vital area.

Jeremy Kyle Attacks His Own Audience For Laughing At Domestic Violence Victim

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 22.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Morning TV stalwart Jeremy Kyle has been forced to lambast his own audience for laughing at a victim of domestic abuse. Guests Geoff and Danni were...

Lupita Nyong'o Won The Red Carpet At Cannes

The Huffington Post UK | Rosy Cherrington | Posted 14.05.2015 | UK Style

The 68th annual Cannes Film Festival opened on Wednesday evening with the premiere of La Tete Haut, but Lupita Nyong'o managed to completely steal the...

How Mindfulness Gave Me Back My Pop Career

Will Young | Posted 14.05.2015 | UK Entertainment
Will Young

What happened with these steps is that, progressively, I began to become stronger and stronger in my defences against such shaming attacks. With this I became far more compassionate for myself and therefore for others. I began to experience deep gratitude for my job and deep love for the whole experience, with people I worked with through to the audiences who would turn up to my shows. This doesn't mean to say may I add that I live in a state of complete peace and harmony...

Cybernats Try To Force JK Rowling Out Of Scotland, The Internet Has Other Ideas

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 09.05.2015 | UK

JK Rowling has been suffering constant abuse since the Scottish referendum from cybernats - hardline Yes voters who have been berating the 'Harry Pott...

The Time Is Now for Media to Make the Future a Reality - On-Screen and Off-Screen

UN Women | Posted 08.05.2015 | UK Entertainment
UN Women

By Geena Davis In all of the sectors of society that still have a huge gender disparity, how long will it take to correct, to reach parity? We can't snap our fingers and suddenly half of congress is women. But there's one category where the underrepresentation of women can be fixed TOMORROW: on-screen.

Victoria Beckham Writes Heartwarming Open Letter To Her Children

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 08.05.2015 | UK Parents

Victoria Beckham has done something really unusual for a celebrity parent - she's opened up about her relationship with her children, and how she han...

We Asked Celebrities What Three Things Make Them Happy

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 07.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Celebrities may have more fame and money than us, but it's reassuring that happiness is a great leveller when it comes to human behaviour. We aske...