UK Entertainment

Piers Morgan Calls Out Harriet Harman For Kim Kardashian Nude Selfie Support

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 24.05.2016 | UK

Piers Morgan has called out "Britain's most strident feminist" for supporting Kim Kardashian's "brave and pioneering" nude selfies. Labour MP Harriet ...

Live Performance Is Dying - Change or Become Extinct

Miss Behave | Posted 23.05.2016 | UK Entertainment
Miss Behave

Making our work accessible and relevant to todays brain is our insurance policy for having audiences to play with forever. We're in changing times. So change. Or at the very least, examine rigorously.

Disney Is Slowly Embracing Feminism and Ethnic Diversity... Now What About Ageism?

Kate Milner | Posted 23.05.2016 | UK Parents
Kate Milner

Occasionally, a mother will survive childbirth and middle age to attend their daughter's wedding but these characters have fairly minimal parts - see the interchangeable queens in Sleeping Beauty and Tangled who just stand around looking beautiful and worried. I can't ever imagine a Disney film where a 30 year old woman is the main character.

Josh Hartnett Tells Us Why We Should Be Watching 'Penny Dreadful'

By Jennifer Barton | Phillip Othen | Posted 23.05.2016 | UK Entertainment

Since binge-watching television shows is practically a national pastime, we're always on the lookout for a series that's smart, stylish and totally ad...

"I Can Write Better Than That..."

Bennett Arron | Posted 23.05.2016 | UK Comedy
Bennett Arron

I'm often asked how I started as a sitcom writer - I think 5 times counts as 'often' - and why I think I'm able to teach others how to write them. I ...

Ken Loach Attacks Austerity In Cannes Acceptance Speech

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 23.05.2016 | UK

Ken Loach's new film I, Daniel Blake, which depicts the failings of the UK's welfare system, has won the Palme D'Or at Cannes Film Festival. The Briti...

Trumbo and Anomalisa

Harry Crawford | Posted 20.05.2016 | UK Entertainment
Harry Crawford

What makes a man tick? For Dalton Trumbo (Bryan Cranston) it's screenwriting. He's a genius and proud of his job, earning big bucks and fame. However, as WWII draws to a close, Communist aggression leads to his arrest and exclusion from the big league studios.

'Ophelias Zimmer' at the Royal Court: A Vital Reclamation of Female Agency

Jessie Thompson | Posted 20.05.2016 | UK Entertainment
Jessie Thompson

The play is framed around the five stages of drowning, which are described to us in forensic detail as each new act begins. Inside each act, inside Ophelia's room, we gradually see her fighting back against a life in which women are supposed to be grateful when they are lovebombed by sociopaths.

The Ten Things We Love About Wall Street Dramas

By Jennifer Barton | Phillip Othen | Posted 19.05.2016 | UK Entertainment

Wall Street drama - or, in other words, hour after hour of sex, lies, betrayal, greed, investigations, excess and a whole lot of cash - what's not to ...

True Crime Podcasts That I Can't Stop Obsessing Over

Chanda Gohrani | Posted 18.05.2016 | UK Entertainment
Chanda Gohrani

The genre of true crime has been around for decades. The public's taste for the sometimes sordid, sometimes mind boggling details of infamous crimes and legal shenanigans never seems to ebb...

The Last of the Soap Icons: Saying Farewell To EastEnders' Peggy Mitchell

Rachel McGrath | Posted 17.05.2016 | UK Entertainment
Rachel McGrath

We've seen Britain's most famous landlady battle cancer, negotiate her family's many feuds and cover up their crimes. She's taken - and dished out - a number of slaps, and watched her beloved pub burn to the ground, all while seeming far mightier than her 4'11" stance suggests she should be.

Five Reasons the Great British Sewing Bee Should Inspire You to Start Sewing

Dominique Major | Posted 16.05.2016 | UK Style
Dominique Major

The Great British Sewing Bee is back and this means one of two things. You're either swooning over Patrick Grant being back on the TV or you're wishing you could make your own clothes. While I can't help you with the first one here are five reasons you should stop wishing and start doing... 

Here's Why We're All Loving James Franco

By Jennifer Barton | Joanna Carrigan | Posted 16.05.2016 | UK Entertainment

James Franco is a jack of many – if not all – trades, who is the very definition of a slashie. Franco is an actor, director, poet, painter, profes...

These Sex & The City Quotes Will Never Get Old

By Jennifer Barton | Phillip Othen | Posted 17.05.2016 | UK Entertainment

Sex And The City's Samantha Jones is the best friend we all want in our lives: fiercely loyal, totally wild and always ready to liven up any occasion,...

Ken Loach's New Film Slamming UK Benefits System Reduced Cannes Critics To Tears

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 23.05.2016 | UK

UPDATE: 'I, Daniel Blake' wins Palme D’Or at Cannes Film Festival. Ken Loach's new film that takes an uncompromising look at the UK's welfare system...

Kit Harington's Tale About A Speeding Fine Is The Funniest thing You'll Watch This Weekend

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 14.05.2016 | UK Comedy

Kit Harington blabbed about the fate of Jon Snow to avoid a speeding fine. The 'Game of Thrones' star told the story during an hilarious interview wit...

The Media's Treatment Of Sheridan Smith Proves We've Learned Nothing Since Britney's 'Meltdown'

Ashley Percival | Posted 16.05.2016 | UK Entertainment
Ashley Percival

Clearly at a vulnerable place in her life following her father's cancer diagnosis, the press have pounced on her, seeing her torment as an opportunity to knock the star that they spent so long building up, right back down again. And I for one have been feeling increasingly uncomfortable watching the whole circus.

20 Colour Snapshots of Vibrant Soho 60 Years Ago

British Film Institute | Posted 13.05.2016 | UK Entertainment
British Film Institute

Flesh and pleasure made its name, but in 1956 there was a lot more to a place that, in modern times, has all but vanished.

The 14 Most Ridiculous Moments From The Eurovision Song Contest

The Huffington Post | Ryan Barrell | Posted 13.05.2016 | UK Comedy

The Eurovision Song Contest takes place in Stockholm on Saturday, and we're all brimming with excitement to watch hours of multicultural music perform...

BBC White Paper: Too Soon to Celebrate

Robin Lustig | Posted 13.05.2016 | UK
Robin Lustig

Job done? Fraid not. Get out your magnifying glass, apply a cold compress to your forehead, and start ploughing through the small print. It's not exactly fun, but someone has to do it... Disaster averted? Not quite. As they say when you buy something online, always read the terms and conditions. You may need to write to your MP again.

Take That - Let's Party!

Olly Murs | Posted 12.05.2016 | UK Entertainment
Olly Murs

Growing up, it was hard not to be impressed by my sister's dedication to this band and I MAY have even learnt and performed the 'Pray' dance routine from the video to impress her mates!Take That's Progress Live tour at Wembley Arena is still one of the best shows I have ever seen. The production was incredible, and the atmosphere was electric. It made a huge impression on me as an entertainer, as I was in the infancy of my own music career, and I watched on in awe of them entertaining the packed stadium of screaming fans. It's been a real career highlight to get to know all the guys.

Government Burns Radio 1 Over Mainstream Music Choices

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 12.05.2016 | UK Universities & Education

BBC Radio 1 is too mainstream and should ditch pop music in favour of less well known artists, the government said on Thursday. The radio station is l...

Shoegazing - The Coining of a Genre

Andy Ross | Posted 11.05.2016 | UK Entertainment
Andy Ross

Wherefore art thou, then, Shoegazing? Well, despite innate protestations to the contrary, music requires pigeon holes. Music journos need pigeon holes as a convenient shorthand, record junkies crave pigeon holes, almost certainly more than pigeons do. So, what do we have?

Home Fires: How to Make a Drama out of a Crisis

Julie Summers | Posted 11.05.2016 | UK Entertainment
Julie Summers

When I set out to write a history of the activities of the Women's Institute of England and Wales in 2009 I had no inkling that it would lead to a full-blown television drama series. I am a historian, so the suggestion that a village women's institute might be a potential seed of an idea for a drama came not from me but from the brilliant mind of Home Fires' creator and writer, Simon Block.

Busy Week for Mum Skills

Wendy Wason | Posted 11.05.2016 | UK Entertainment
Wendy Wason

This was Saturday evening. I'd been a taxi driver, a chef, a waitress, a nurse, a gamer and a handyman by this point. I'm by no means an expert but it does make me think that some of the stuff they teach you in ante natal classes are absolutely pointless.