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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.

Living the Dream

Tim Thornton | Posted 13.08.2014 | UK Entertainment
Tim Thornton

He recoils with a faintly amused expression on his face, shrugs, then glances around for an appropriate piece of hardware with which to impale me. He seizes a nearby spare mic stand, and so begins a Tom and Jerry style chase around the backstage area, me leaping over flight cases and knocking guitars to the floor in my efforts to escape... My tour bus dreams are getting stranger.

The Rules of Separation

Jeff Brazier | Posted 14.08.2014 | UK Entertainment
Jeff Brazier

Do we really put our children first? Separation for parents can be amongst the toughest experiences in life; the hurt, anger, pain and insecurity can be unbearable, and in those moments of feeling utter rejection you are meant to act responsibly on behalf of the children so that they are put first?

On Robin Williams and Suicide

Olivia Denyer | Posted 13.08.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Olivia Denyer

The world is reeling in shock that has been likened to when Michael Jackson died: we simply can't believe it... in the wake of such a sudden departure, we should stop to consider that there are millions of people out there suffering with depression, and not all of them are getting the help that they need.

Hundreds Of Thousands Are Pissed Off With Fox News' Coverage Of Robin Williams' Death

The Huffington Post UK | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 13.08.2014 | UK

Fox News has faced a furious backlash after it branded Robin Williams a “coward” after his suicide. A petition calling on the right wing news c...

Here, There and Everywhere

Emma Williams | Posted 12.08.2014 | UK Entertainment
Emma Williams

I've mentioned before that one of the joys of touring is getting to explore new places that you may ordinarily never visit otherwise. The flip-side is that you also get to return to the venues and cities that you know and love well. You look forward to the familiar territory, however briefly you are able to tread it as it makes life on the road seem, well, less on-the-road!

Celebrity Breastfeeding Selfies - I'm Over It

Kim Chambers | Posted 12.08.2014 | UK Entertainment
Kim Chambers

The recent trend of celebrity breastfeeding selfies bothers me. I fully support the intention behind these images, to raise awareness of breastfeeding's benefits and normalise breastfeeding in public... Many mums, despite heroic efforts, just cannot breastfeed their children... I felt ashamed I couldn't breastfeed.

Here's A Sneaky Teaser Trailer Of 'Better Call Saul'

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 11.08.2014 | UK Entertainment

It's ever-so-short, but ever-so-sweet. 'Breaking Bad' fans, deprived of anything new for so long, have been given a teaser-trailer for the much ant...

7 Things Saved By The Bell Taught Us About School Life

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.08.2014 | UK Universities & Education

On 20 August, it will be 25 years since that iconic TV series Saved by the Bell was first aired. Yep, that's a quarter of a century since you first sw...