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Thanks a Billion!

Lenny Henry | Posted 27.03.2015 | UK Entertainment
Lenny Henry

It was such a spur of the moment notion when Richard Curtis and a few of us got it going that it's hard to believe it has gone on to become so close to people's hearts. Back in 1985 Ethiopia was being torn apart by famine, and a gaggle of fresh faced comedians thought they might be able to raise a bob or two to help. Three decades and a billion pounds later though what's changed? For starters there's still a big perception that it's only Africa that benefits. The reality is very different. Since Comic Relief began, projects funded in the UK have touched the lives of more than 10million people.

James Corden Got Mariah Carey To Sing Along To Her Own Songs In The Car

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 27.03.2015 | UK Entertainment

We all sing in the car sometimes, but it's hard to imagine famous musicians doing it to their own music. But now we can. Fresh new host of 'The Lat...

Everything Is Terrifying In 'The Lego Horror Movie' Parody

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 27.03.2015 | UK Tech

Everything is certainly not awesome in this re-imagining of 'The Lego Movie'. Moving on from the wonderfully happy and colourful original, this fa...

Daily Mail Commenters Have Lost The Plot Over Jeremy Clarkson's Sacking...

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 26.03.2015 | UK

Following the BBC's decision not to renew Jeremy Clarkson's contract after his 'fracas' with a producer, many people on the internet jumped to the 'To...

The Strangest Vine Reactions To Zayn Malik Leaving One Direction

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 26.03.2015 | UK Entertainment

As you will no doubt be aware Jeremy Clarkson was sacked.... oh, hang wrong one - Zayn Malik left One Direction on Wednesday. In scenes not seen si...

Why TV Needs Jeremy Clarkson

Mark Dolan | Posted 26.03.2015 | UK Entertainment
Mark Dolan

So, we have the most awaited verdict since the trial of OJ Simpson. It's official: Jeremy Clarkson has been sacked as the presenter of Top Gear. How are we going to survive without this hard-drinking, chain-smoking, politically incorrect and surprisingly fat ex-public schoolboy? Going forward, it's clear Top Gear is dead without him. There is no motoring show they can create which will make a ripple of the impact that Top Gear makes. Why? Because Top Gear isn't about the cars. It's the heavily scripted, beer-bellied, corduroy-jacketed banter between Clarkson and his TV bitches James May and Richard 'Hamster' Hammond.

These Tweets About Jeremy Clarkson's Victim Will Make You Despair For Humanity

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 26.03.2015 | UK

The man verbally and physically abused by Jeremy Clarkson has been receiving a torrent of hate online, including death threats for his part in "causin...

David Threlfall's Noah Begs Modern Questions

Jonathan Romain | Posted 24.03.2015 | UK Entertainment
Jonathan Romain

Forget about the millions missing Top Gear, the BBC are expecting record viewing figures for another programme next Monday (March 30): a made-for-television film about the life of Noah, with David Threlfall playing the lead role and moving from shameless to righteous.

'Masterchef' - Not for the Faint-Hearted

Charlotte Harling | Posted 24.03.2015 | UK Entertainment
Charlotte Harling

Rather appropriately, I was cooking an aged rib eye when I got the phone call from the production team. I jumped up and down on the spot for a minute before grabbing a big wine glass which was filled and emptied in record time.

Saying Goodbye to Fred...

Jeff Brazier | Posted 24.03.2015 | UK Entertainment
Jeff Brazier

In my own personal experiences as a coach, changing the perception or story of the situation which creates the anxiety can be very effective. So often we forget where the anxiety came from in the first place.

Save HBO's 'Looking': The Best TV Series You're Not Watching

Leigh Clark | Posted 24.03.2015 | UK Entertainment
Leigh Clark

Its second series ends this week and, as yet, there is no news of a third season being confirmed. Looking (Sky Atlantic, Thurs, 11.50pm) is not only entertaining and engrossing but it is the most revolutionary show currently on television, yet it seems hardly anyone is watching it. 

The Day I Met Caitlin Moran

Sarah Powell | Posted 24.03.2015 | UK Entertainment
Sarah Powell

There was only one thing to do: shout all my questions at Caitlin like a madwoman and hope that she would save me. Save me and like me.

Here's You Very Own 'Mission: Impossible 5' Cliche Checklist

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 25.03.2015 | UK Comedy

The fifth instalment of the 'Mission: Impossible' series finally has a name and a trailer. And the trailer is full of exactly what you'd expect - huge...

Harry Potter Reimagined As 'Friends' Is The Show We've Always Needed

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 23.03.2015 | UK Entertainment

Harry Potter has been given an interesting new spin thanks to YouTuber Jeremiah Rivera. Rivera has completely changed the tone of the wizarding mov...

This Could Be A Case For A Newly Revived Mulder And Scully...

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 24.03.2015 | UK Entertainment

American TV network Fox is close to finalising a deal to bring 'The X Files' back to our screens 22 years after it first aired, reports say. Gillia...

Earth Hour: An Opportunity for All of Us to Demonstrate That We Care About Our Planet

Alistair McGowan | Posted 24.03.2015 | UK Entertainment
Alistair McGowan

I've been an environmentalist for 25 years now... Some people might think I'm a bit of a fanatic. Jeremy Clarkson would, no doubt, belittle my desire for a greener, healthier world for this and future generations by saying I'm an 'arty-farty, Lycra-clad cycling leftie-weftie who knits his own muesli' - or, more likely, would just punch me in the face. But I don't care. Because I know that unless every one of us does our bit (and is clearly told what 'our bit' is), we face a very unpleasant future.

New Season, or Old Tricks? London Theatre and the White Lead

Danny Lee Wynter | Posted 23.03.2015 | UK Entertainment
Danny Lee Wynter

In London the BAME community account for over 42% of the population, so why aren't the actors taking centre stage reflective of that? If the white able-bodied voice is what fronts the majority of the theatre we experience, we are destined to only ever see life from that perspective and no other.

Paloma Faith: Why Russell Brand Is Wrong About Voting

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 20.03.2015 | UK Universities & Education

Celebrities are more often than not reluctant to get involved in the politics sphere, bar, of course, the vociferous Russell Brand. Singer Paloma F...

Imma Let you Finish, but Kanye West Could be One Of The Best Glastonbury Headliners of All-time

Rachel McGrath | Posted 23.03.2015 | UK Entertainment
Rachel McGrath

If we can all agree on anything, it's that Kanye takes himself very, very seriously, and he's not a man who's going to mess up the biggest performance of his career so far, at one of the most famous festivals in the world. Don't believe me? Here's why he'll blow everyone away...

The Power of Shame

Bethany Black | Posted 20.03.2015 | UK Comedy
Bethany Black

The reality is being called an idiot, a bigot, a racist, a homophobe, a transphobe, an ableist, a misogynist, a misandrist or anything else isn't restricting your freedom of speech it's a group trying to use shame to make you conform to their world view. The question is, do you care?

'Scarface' Is Getting A Gritty Reboot

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 19.03.2015 | UK Entertainment

Universal Pictures has given the go-ahead for a remake of classic gangster film 'Scarface' , that will be set in present day Los Angeles. 'Straight...

Three Days In Austria With Fink...

Tim Thornton | Posted 18.03.2015 | UK Entertainment
Tim Thornton

Sit back and look at our Viennese friend Matthias Hombauer's jolly nice photos of the three days he spent with us as we belted across his home country, leaving approximately two thousand people fractionally more deaf and hopefully entertained.

Lessons From SXSW

Caroline Norbury | Posted 18.03.2015 | UK Entertainment
Caroline Norbury

I have been to many film festivals but this is my first outing to SXSW. I'm here because there are two films supported by Creative England in the festival.

Danish Actor Mads Mikkelsen Shows Off His Funny Side In BoConcept's Latest Short, The Guest

The Huffington Post UK | Jennifer Barton | Posted 18.03.2015 | UK Entertainment

We always thought Hannibal Lecter had a thing for the ladies. Turns out, he likes sleek Danish furniture even more. Danish star Mads Mikkelsen - of...

Going Academic - Behind the Scenes in an Actors' Agency

Julia Wagner | Posted 17.03.2015 | UK Entertainment
Julia Wagner

An actor's agent does not step into the spotlight; he or she is a figure in the shadows, buoying and navigating many dazzling careers. But what does shedding light on the figure of the agent tell us about films and film stars?