UK Entertainment

'American Sniper' - Evidence of the Swamp of Moral Depravity in Which America Is Sinking

John Wight | Posted 24.01.2015 | UK Politics
John Wight

If American Sniper wins one Oscar, never mind the six for which its been nominated, when this annual extravaganza of movie pomp and ceremony unfolds in Hollywood on 22 February, it will not only represent an endorsement of US exceptionalism, but worse it will stand as a grievous insult to the Iraqi people.

Why Is it Acceptable for the Media to Judge People Based on Their Appearance?

Rosie Baillie | Posted 23.01.2015 | UK
Rosie Baillie

You would never accept a job where harsh comments and bullying were part and parcel of the job but it seems we expect celebrities to because they have a better life than the majority of us.

Is 'The Voice' UK Any Good?

Sarah Powell | Posted 23.01.2015 | UK Entertainment
Sarah Powell

I couldn't tell you who's won or name a single contestant, which has always been the main criticism of The Voice UK. If it claims to find talent and create brand new popstars, where are they?

There's Another New Game Of Thrones Teaser And We're Giddy With Excitement

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 23.01.2015 | UK Entertainment

'Thrones' fans, assemble! With the long-awaited release date of season five approaching, we've been treated to another stunning HD trailer. The 50-...

The Illusion Which Shapes Our Reality

Alasdair Price | Posted 23.01.2015 | UK
Alasdair Price

There are many who thoroughly appreciate having a magician approach and perform for them. However far too large a percentage are under the impression they dislike magic, simply because their exposure to the genre has been so limited.

FINALLY! Fans Rejoice As Adrian Chiles Sacked By ITV

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 23.01.2015 | UK Entertainment

Adrian Chiles has been removed from ITV's football coverage with immediate effect. He will be replaced by sports journalist Mark Pougatch, starting...

Why I Think Kim Kardashian Is a Genius

Lauren Riley | Posted 23.01.2015 | UK Entertainment
Lauren Riley

Did she cure an unknown disease? No. Did she take a stand against one of the many social issues that affect women? No. Maybe she voiced an opinion about the current global warming debate... nope, wrong again. Other than being an overrated clothes horse, it's hard to see the value added when it comes to Kim K. However despite all the arguments against the all-encompassing Kardashian brand, you can't help but secretly admire her business acumen.

Look Who's Writing 'Star Trek 3'!

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 22.01.2015 | UK Entertainment

Movie mega-geek Simon Pegg has reportedly been awarded the honour of co-authoring the next 'Star Trek' film. In addition to reprising his role as S...

Will Ferrell Hits A Woman In The Face At Basketball Game

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 22.01.2015 | UK Entertainment

Basketball fans got a special treat at a game between the LA Lakers and the New Orleans Pelicans on Wednesday. They were ermmm, lucky enough to see...

Are TV Formats Boring?: Welcome to #Britishshowsrenamed

Josh Marshall | Posted 22.01.2015 | UK Entertainment
Josh Marshall

These days I've become increasingly bored of television formats and much prefer the company of my laptop, the neighbours cat (who wanders through my conservatory in a daily escape bid from captivity) and a mug of beef tea.

The National Television Awards - Two Hours Too Long

Gill Alexander | Posted 22.01.2015 | UK Entertainment
Gill Alexander

There was a tedious air of predictability about the whole thing. In fact they should re-name the NTAs the AntandDecs and just have done with it, given that the Geordie twosome featured in a slew of categories and won most of them.

Incredible Celeb Portraits Made Entirely From... Emojis

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 21.01.2015 | UK Tech

Rapper and artist Yung Jake is painting amazing pictures of famous people using nothing but Emojis. If you've ever used an Emoji keyboard (or been ...

Syria: A Third Space

Graham Sheffield | Posted 21.01.2015 | UK
Graham Sheffield

Culture is often seen as marginal to the development process, outside the mainstream of economic, political and social policy debates. Or it is offered as an appendage to them, often invoked to explain the failure of well-meaning development interventions.

Reliving the Summers of Love

Livvy and Chrissie | Posted 21.01.2015 | UK Entertainment
Livvy and Chrissie

He also told us that he and Paul McCartney used to go around London by bus sometimes, and people would look at Paul in a wondering sort of way and then think "no, can't be" and leave them alone. Not something that would happen today with all the camera phones and selfies.

No More Page 3 - Is This Really a Step Forward for Society?

Keeley Hazell | Posted 21.01.2015 | UK Entertainment
Keeley Hazell

We receive mixed messages and begin to think that if you're sexy you can't be smart. Therefore we don't want to be viewed as sexy because we believe it disregards our intellectual abilities. But is avoiding sexuality and getting rid of things like Page 3 the answer to our problem? Or is it just repressing sexuality?

The Law's Reverse Discrimination Against Celebrities

Ben Rose | Posted 20.01.2015 | UK
Ben Rose

Some suggest fame puts you above the law but in fact the reverse is increasingly true. On top of the ordeal of fighting a criminal charge, celebrities become involuntary participants in a very stressful reality show. At times it can look like the criminal justice system too is becoming a branch of showbiz.

Justin Bieber To Be Roasted On TV

The Huffington Post UK/SplashNews | Posted 20.01.2015 | UK Entertainment

Justin Bieber has reportedly signed on to receive a verbal roasting on TV. He'll be featured on Comedy Central in March, joining the likes of forme...

There's Something Really, Really Wrong With The Baby In American Sniper

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 21.01.2015 | UK Entertainment

It's no surprise Bradley Cooper looks so awkward holding his child in Iraq war biopic 'American Sniper'. It's not real. Maybe director Clint Eastwo...

Perez Hilton and the Dunning Kruger Effect

Colin McQuistan | Posted 20.01.2015 | UK Entertainment
Colin McQuistan

If you have been unlucky enough to miss all the action over on Channel 5's Celebrity Big Brother recently, then you've missed some of the most bizarre behaviour ever seen from a fellow human being.

Dancing at a Concert - Should We?

Jane Ireland | Posted 22.01.2015 | UK Entertainment
Jane Ireland

If you are on the front row and dancing, how does that affect others behind you? Alternatively, if you have paid a lot of money to sit on the front row, how do you feel if a lot of people come and stand in front of you for half the concert?

'Excluded? Are You Kidding?'

Ellena Wood | Posted 20.01.2015 | UK Entertainment
Ellena Wood

Nearly all of us grow up being told that our school days are the best, most important days of our lives. So what happens to the four and a half thousand kids who seemingly muck that up every year? Do they feel, like I would have, that they've ruined their lives?

Remember That Time Tony Blair Appealed To Free Deirdre Barlow From Prison?

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 20.01.2015 | UK Politics

Following the tragic passing of 'Coronation Street' actress Anne Kirkbride, we're reminded of one of her biggest TV moments. When Deirdre Barlow, t...

Why The Loss Of Deirdre Barlow Hits So Hard

Caroline Frost | Posted 21.01.2015 | UK Entertainment
Caroline Frost

Through it all, Anne Kirkbride remained one of the Street's most robust pillars - the youngest of that generation of stars who gave their whole working life to a TV soap, came into people's homes three times a week, entertained them and, in return, earned a place in our collective affection denied much bigger screen stars.

Taken 3: The Action Movie as Self-Help

Tim Witherow | Posted 19.01.2015 | UK Entertainment
Tim Witherow

Neeson now seems to play roles that combine the everyday concerns of middle-age men (being a father and husband), a 'particular set of skills' (black-belt upf**kery), and under-the-radar sexism (women either need to be saved or simply don't feature) to box office success.

Why January Crash Diets Don't Work!

Jamie Oliver's Food Tube | Posted 19.01.2015 | UK Entertainment
Jamie Oliver's Food Tube

Unfortunately we are not all programmed to be gym-bunnies and live off green juice, so come the first of February the gym regulars tend to get their normal routine back, while many of us might find ourselves with a glass of wine in one hand and a slice of pizza in the other, not really understanding how it happened.