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My Virgin Atlantic Flight With Live Comedy From Richard Herring

Daniel Scott Lintott | Posted 27.08.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Daniel Scott Lintott

With Herring taking to the skies, the Virgin Atlantic flight became the unofficial 300th Fringe venue and the first one at 30,000 feet... The only downside of the experience was the thought that every other flight will never be the same after what felt like the honour of having a comedian come and perform for you in your front room.

Why Putting Sofia Vergara on a Revolving Pedestal Wasn't a Joke

Kiran Chug | Posted 27.08.2014 | UK Entertainment
Kiran Chug

There is no question that putting Sofia Vergara on a literal pedestal at the Emmys objectified her in a manner that was blatantly sexist. It rightly raised the ire of viewers, setting off an almost immediate wave of wrath from those who voiced their disgust online.

This One Direction Hashtag Is Actually Trending On Twitter Right Now...

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 27.08.2014 | UK Entertainment

The hashtag #stopoverworkingourboys swept Twitter on Tuesday, as thousands of One Direction fans took to social media to bemoan the plight of the mill...

301+ Interviews: Lindsey Stirling

Mat Greenfield | Posted 26.08.2014 | UK Tech
Mat Greenfield

Lindsey Stirling is a violinist and dancer on YouTube who manages to do both with tremendous flair. "It is extremely difficult to dance and play but I wanted to have fun while I played... I wanted to entertain and add fun theatricality and energy to my performance rather than just impress."

God: TV's Holy Grail?

Torin Douglas | Posted 26.08.2014 | UK Entertainment
Torin Douglas

In recent months, religion has thrust itself onto the national and international stage. When David Cameron proclaimed that Britain was a Christian country - in effect saying "we DO do God" - 55 public figures wrote to the Daily Telegraph accusing him of fostering alienation and division, against the background of turmoil in the Middle East.

Richard Attenborough Dies Aged 90

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 26.08.2014 | UK Entertainment

Actor and director Richard Attenborough has died aged 90, the BBC reported tonight. Famed for his appearances in 'The Great Escape' and 'Jurassic P...

What a Catch (No Fishing Involved)!

Jamie Oliver's Food Tube | Posted 22.08.2014 | UK Entertainment
Jamie Oliver's Food Tube

We are singing, dancing and cheering our way through the week as we welcome two beautiful new faces to the Food Tube family! ... Check out the sort of delicious goodness you can expect on the menu...

Music as a Healer

Miel De Botton | Posted 22.08.2014 | UK Entertainment
Miel De Botton

Music has always been my passion, my healer, and the methods I use to still my anxious mind dovetail well with classic music therapy techniques... Music lets us reach emotions that are difficult to reach verbally, become aware of hidden emotions and achieve a catharsis.

Girl Gang Assemble

Kate Nash | Posted 21.08.2014 | UK Entertainment
Kate Nash

"What could I do about this stuff? What is my area of expertise and how can I take action about things that I care about and can actually help with?" I don't want to do it alone. I'm powerless that way. I need a group of cool, passionate people who care and want to talk about serious shit but also use entertainment, creativity, storytelling and music to do it - blend entertainment with reality...

How to Get Rich Dealing Modern Art and Vintage Furniture

Jeff Salmon | Posted 21.08.2014 | UK Entertainment
Jeff Salmon

If you have some collateral, that doesn't mean you shouldn't invest. And I may have a solution for you - dealing in modern art and vintage late twentieth-century furniture. You may think this is the reserve of the posh and rich. But, as a one-time working-class lad from East London, I can tell you it absolutely is not.

David Cameron: Porn Mogul

Adam Hamdy | Posted 20.08.2014 | UK Entertainment
Adam Hamdy

As a music video director, I'm accutely aware that there are currently no age ratings and that videos can be seen by almost anyone anywhere in the world. I have a lot of respect for directors like the Daniels who produce smart, funny videos that push boundaries but still cater for a general audience.

On Robin Williams

Ruby Wax | Posted 20.08.2014 | UK Entertainment
Ruby Wax

Why is it such an 'out of the blue' experience for everyone that Robin Williams killed himself? Is it because we think if someone's funny they must spend their lives, head thrown back, wheezing away? I know very few comedians who in their real lives have their heads thrown back, it's not funny being funny; it's a killer.

Seven Under the Radar Films You'll Be Talking About Soon

Tom Linay | Posted 20.08.2014 | UK Entertainment
Tom Linay

Last month I highlighted the seven big titles that are set to fill cinemas for the remainder of the year. They were huge films, each of which is likely to be thrust into the public consciousness via the sizeable marketing budgets of the respective distributors. As an alternative, here are seven titles that aren't quite of the same scale but are set to be as notable in their own right.

301+ Interviews: Nostalgia Critic

Mat Greenfield | Posted 20.08.2014 | UK Tech
Mat Greenfield

Why is Hollywood fixated on turning everything from the childhood of twenty and thirty somethings into a movie franchise? Because we love nostalgia! Nobody knows that better than Doug Walker, also known as the Nostalgia Critic, who writes and hosts a web series scrutinising the treasures of our youth with comically brutal honesty.

MIC NYC EXCLUSIVE: Bro Code Backfires Once Again

Francesca Newman-Young | Posted 19.08.2014 | UK Entertainment
Francesca Newman-Young

It's our second week in New York and in this week's episode Alex has rather bravely/foolishly decided to rear his trademark quiff in The Big Apple and Binky's not happy about it... We decided to leave New York in style and had a final send off party in one of New York's coolest Speakeasy's, The Backroom Bar.

I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream For...

Emma Williams | Posted 19.08.2014 | UK Entertainment
Emma Williams

Press is one of the things that goes hand in hand with promoting a show, but it's always nice to shake it up from the usual tv, radio and newspaper interviews by taking a step out into the unusual.

'Tis Pity She's a Whore: Judging a Book by its Cover

Ioan Marc Jones | Posted 19.08.2014 | UK Entertainment
Ioan Marc Jones

I have read quite a few well-known, critically acclaimed plays yet none of them were quite as entertaining - or indeed shocking - as 'Tis Pity She's a Whore. Ford explores an extremely provocative subject matter - essentially, the morality of incest - in a sort of lively, almost playful, fashion.

Five Reasons We Love the Great British Bake Off

Sarah Byrne | Posted 18.08.2014 | UK Entertainment
Sarah Byrne

You know how it goes. A contestant starts to take their flawlessly baked cake out of the oven, or triumphantly slide their painstakingly constructed choux swans onto a serving plate. Then, in a sudden moment of clumsiness, perfection turns to a mass of crumbs on the floor.

The Cult of Celebrity

Rae Mullins | Posted 18.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Rae Mullins

We have created a culture that, on mass, rejects spiritual belief yet deifies the famous. Our new, modern day religion is the focal point of many people's lives. A whopping 11.7 million people trawl through the celebrity gossip pages of the Mail Online every day!

Worst Place to Be a Pilot

Matt Dearden | Posted 15.08.2014 | UK Entertainment
Matt Dearden

After 50 minutes or so flying, Hitadipa is in sight. It's located at the bottom of a narrow valley and due to its location, makes for a dramatic approach. It requires pilots to descend deep into the narrow valley in order to ensure they can land at the very beginning of what is a short and usually slippery grass airstrip.

Understanding FKA Twigs

Josephine | Posted 15.08.2014 | UK Entertainment
Josephine

I can't stop listening to FKA Twigs at the moment. Online, her minimal R&B is getting brilliant review after brilliant review... The musical borders she crosses, atmospheric, minimalist dance to 90s R&B, are perfect musical movements, which enhance the layered vocal and the perfect backing vocals of her arrangements really well.

Big Brother - The Fame Whores, Insiders Gossip and 'Quarter-Life Crisis'

Matthew Davies | Posted 14.08.2014 | UK Entertainment
Matthew Davies

On June 5th I emerged from the Big Brother eye like a deer in the headlights, wondering what on earth I was getting myself into by entering Britain's most infamous house. With a fear of the unknown, I nervously trembled down a stage with hundreds of strangers booing me and calling me every name under the sun as I embarked on the start of the most unforgettable month of my life.

'Big Brother' 2014 - Week Nine Recap

Matthew Davies | Posted 14.08.2014 | UK Entertainment
Matthew Davies

And then there were six. Whether or not they are the right six, I cannot say I believe all the finalists are entirely deserving of their place in the final week of Big Brother, but it is a game at the end of the day and this series has been an odd one so far, that's for sure.

Westboro Baptist Church Plan To Picket Robin Williams Funeral

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.08.2014 | UK

The Westboro Baptist Church (WBC), known for its vile anti-gay vitriol and for picketing the funerals of soldiers, is now threatening to spread their ...

Robin Williams - Depression Is No Laughing Matter

Stephen Liddell | Posted 13.08.2014 | UK Entertainment
Stephen Liddell

The sad news of Robin Williams untimely death this week has brought forth the expected tide of tributes to this man who made millions laugh around the world and rightfully so.