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Tomorrowland - The Review

Roger Crow | Posted 27.05.2015 | UK Entertainment
Roger Crow

Gorgeous George Clooney turns Grumpy George in Tomorrowland, the new movie from director Brad Bird. The maker of The Incredibles is a master of anima...

The BBC Licence Fee Is Killing Creativity

M.R. Hall | Posted 27.05.2015 | UK Entertainment
M.R. Hall

When was the last time a BBC drama gave you that zinging sense of witnessing something dazzling, wonderful and challenging? Or opened up new areas of consciousness and forged hitherto unmade connections in your brain?

'Big Brother: Timebomb' - Week Two Review

Matthew Davies | Posted 27.05.2015 | UK Entertainment
Matthew Davies

A week ago, I was enthused about this series of Big Brother. Feeling impressed with the line-up, launch night twist and use of this year's "Timebomb" theme, Big Brother's week one stunts had me anticipating more fireworks and a great follow-through for its first few weeks.

EDM : Constantly on the Lookout for Newer Possibilities in the Music World

Preetam Kaushik | Posted 26.05.2015 | UK Entertainment
Preetam Kaushik

Two and a half decades ago, when heavy metal began to gain a beer-belly, and rap started to get faster and restless, people decided to flock to the ga...

Snoop Dogg Has Gone All Feminist But Doesn't Regret 'Bitches And Hoes' Lyrics

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 26.05.2015 | UK Entertainment

Rap legend Snoop Dogg has decided to reinvent himself again - this time as a feminist. Having gone through several transformations in his past, hop...

Imogen Thomas Announces Pregnancy in The Cutest Way

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 26.05.2015 | UK Parents

Imogen Thomas is pregnant with her second child. The 32-year-old reality star-turned-model, who is expecting her second child with Adam Horsley in ...

Just Having More Disabled People on TV Is Not Enough

Simon Stevens | Posted 25.05.2015 | UK Entertainment
Simon Stevens

The current problem any disabled person has being on TV is that as opposed to being allowed to be themselves, they can find themselves with a massive cultural responsibility to represent all disabled people, even when that is extremely impossible.

'Mad Max' Is an Action Movie Posing as a Feminist Movie Posing as an Action Movie

Joe Goodman | Posted 24.05.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Joe Goodman

Like Thatcher, Furiosa is an honorary man, proving the success of one woman does not mean the liberation of all. Rather than demonstrating the potential for strong women, Furiosa and the Vuvalini, like Thatcher, are decisively 'other' - more akin to an alien race than a relateable womanhood.

There's A Guy Live-Drawing Eurovision. Badly, But Top Marks For Effort.

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 23.05.2015 | UK Entertainment

So there's a guy who is live-drawing Eurovision. Only we suspect he's a bit pushed for time but his enthusiasm and level of effort is applaudable. ...

The Most Bonkers Eurovision 2015 Moments (So Far)

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 24.05.2015 | UK Entertainment

The most gloriously strange bits of Eurovision 2015 (so far)... 1) Violin mimes. YES! 2) The Israeli entry who was 16 going on 35 I...

The Maddest Eurovision Moments

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 23.05.2015 | UK Entertainment

1) Violin mimes. YES! 2) The Israeli entry who was 16 going on 35 If he is 16 it's in dog years. #Eurovision2015— James (@zemblamatic) M...

Sex, Politics, and Sansa Stark

Hazel Butler | Posted 22.05.2015 | UK Entertainment
Hazel Butler

Viewers were dreading Sansa Stark's marriage to sociopathic Ramsey Bolton, and their fears were justified. This plot twist deviated from the books, in which Sansa's best friend, Jeyne Poole - masquerading as her sister, Arya - marries Bolton. It has sparked outrage, after Bolton was seen raping Sansa on their wedding night.

Why Eurovision Should Unite Over Anti-Gay Laws, Once Again

Liam Beattie | Posted 22.05.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Liam Beattie

I would like to wish 28-year-old Polina Gagarina the best of luck, however she will not be receiving my support, and I hope this will be the case for many fellow LGBT viewers across Europe. The Eurovision song contest may be just that, a singing competition, but it is a platform that celebrates diversity and gives a voice to so many voiceless groups in our continent.

Unbearable Cruelty: 'The Island With Bear Grylls'

Mimi Bekhechi | Posted 26.05.2015 | UK Entertainment
Mimi Bekhechi

Had this violence taken place in the UK, the contestants would almost certainly be facing cruelty charges and, potentially, time in prison for the suffering they inflicted on these terrified animals.

We Have Further Proof Chris Pratt Is The Best

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 22.05.2015 | UK Comedy

GQ decided to get Chris Pratt drunk and then film him giving an acting lesson. What an excellent idea. SEE ALSO: It's The 'Parks And Recreation...

We've Found Harry Shearer's Replacement For 'The Simpsons'

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 22.05.2015 | UK Comedy

So, Harry Shearer has left 'The Simpsons' and we're all really sad about it. But life goes on, and the folks behind everyone's favourite dysfunctio...


Jane Earl | Posted 22.05.2015 | UK Entertainment
Jane Earl

When we started on this route, I hadn't anticipated such an outpouring of support and emotion, and to see how much people value the way in which arts enrich the lives of people regardless of age, ethnicity, gender or disability. It's been a real boost to have this feedback.

The Blockheads: Beyond the Call of Dury

Mark Hillary | Posted 22.05.2015 | UK Entertainment
Mark Hillary

As a band, The Blockheads should be legends - fully paid-up members of British music royalty. Many people will know them better as Ian Dury and the Bl...

The Rock Got Ordained So He Could Officiate His Biggest Fan's Wedding

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 22.05.2015 | UK Comedy

Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson has captured our collective hearts this week as he made his biggest fan's wedding day incredibly special - by officiating it...

Rockstar Sues BBC Over Controversial "Grand Theft Auto" TV Show

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 22.05.2015 | UK Tech

The makers of Grand Theft Auto have filed a lawsuit against the BBC over a forthcoming drama based on the development of the popular video game series...

Sunday in the Theatre with Sondheim

Richard Brownlie-Marshall | Posted 20.05.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Richard Brownlie-Marshall

It was an absolutely splendid evening and it was great to see such talent displayed on the stage from the performers to the new writers, and of course the work of Sondheim. If this competition is a sign of what we have to look forward to in the future of the West End, we are in very safe hands indeed.

What Taylor Swift Topping Maxim's 'Hot 100' List Means For Feminism

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 20.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Maxim and feminism: not usually two words that would crop up in the same sentence. But it's something we could definitely get used to. Men's magazi...

Here's A Video Of Vin Diesel Break Dancing In The 90s. You're Welcome.

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 19.05.2015 | UK Comedy

Most people think of Vin Diesel as the bald, muscly star of hardcore action films like 'Fast & Furious' and 'XXX', but this video shows him in a whole...

Above, Below and on the Line: What's the Best Way to Reach an Audience?

Gavin Devine | Posted 19.05.2015 | UK
Gavin Devine

There are changes afoot that all of us in communications need to confront. So do those who report on our sector. The biggest change of all is the need to stop thinking of competition between television and online, or between above the line and below. We should think instead about collaboration, cooperation and integration, and the significant results that we can achieve together.

Fast and Furiosa - Mad Max: Fury Road - The Review

Roger Crow | Posted 18.05.2015 | UK Entertainment
Roger Crow

"The vision dims. All that remains are memories. I remember a time of VCRs, ruined dreams... But most of all, I remember The Road Warrior. The man we ...