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Can You Handle Enough Of Beyonce's Lemonade?

Martyn Stewart | Posted 28.04.2016 | UK Entertainment
Martyn Stewart

Lemonade appears to be closing the door on a chapter. A door intrusively pushed ajar by an unsuspecting elevator surveillance tape. The public clamoured for an explanation, however, Beyonce's true response was never likely to please everybody.

Who Are the Women Pioneers of Dance Music?

Carl Loben | Posted 28.04.2016 | UK Entertainment
Carl Loben

It's not a great look to have such a 'sausage-fest' (a load of forty- and fifty-something blokes), especially now that increasing numbers of women are DJing, producing, promoting, managing, running labels and so on more than ever.

L'Esprit de L'Escalier

Dom Joly | Posted 28.04.2016 | UK Comedy
Dom Joly

You might imagine that my ramblings all over the Cotswolds would be hassle free? You'd be very wrong. Just as in air travel, walking has its fair share of nuts eager to vent their anger on all and sundry.

Kit Harington in 'Doctor Faustus': Theatrical Viagra, But Not in That Way

Jessie Thompson | Posted 27.04.2016 | UK Entertainment
Jessie Thompson

This Doctor Faustus is absurdly showy, flamboyant, always daring itself on to do something even more outrageous. What a show to see if all you had on your agenda was popping down to see Kit Harington in his boxers.

Promises, Promises - Where's the Action for Mental Health?

Ruby Wax | Posted 25.04.2016 | UK Entertainment
Ruby Wax

As terrible as the world is, if we keep our attention off the button of de-stigmatization, we'll never get anywhere and those in this country who are suffering from a mental emergency won't get any help. I've heard too many stories about someone not finding a hospital, even on the verge of suicide.

LOUD & PROUD: When Will Hollywood Come Out of the Celluloid Closet?

Matt Bagwell | Posted 26.04.2016 | UK Entertainment
Matt Bagwell

Why are there still no out (and proud) Hollywood A-listers? Yes, I know Jodie Foster came out during her Golden Globes speech. While admirable and brave, it didn't exactly coincide with the pinnacle of her on-screen career. Likewise, 'Star Trek' star Zachary Quinto, but neither he nor Jodie could greenlight a movie on their name alone.

Five People Who Just Can't Handle G.O.T Season 6 Anticipation

Angela Jenkins | Joanna Carrigan | Posted 25.04.2016 | UK Entertainment

‘Game of Thrones’ Season 6 has been ten long months in the making, which is apparently far too long for some people, judging by their outpourings ...

The Best (And Worst) Game Of Thrones Fan Theories

Angela Jenkins | Joanna Carrigan | Posted 25.04.2016 | UK Entertainment

'Game of Thrones' Season 6 is FINALLY upon us, bringing huge relief to the millions of fans waiting to discover the fates of Tyrion and Cersei Lannist...

Orgasmic and Liberating...Why Prince Matters and Always Will

Claire Meadows | Posted 24.04.2016 | UK Entertainment
Claire Meadows

Here was an artist completely at home surrounded by talented female musicians. It was never in a lecherous way. For a man of such overt sexuality his relationship with his female band members was that of a mentor so secure in himself that he was able to let the ladies shine.

Prince's 'Former Drug Dealer' Has Spoken About The Star's Alleged Opioid Addiction

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 26.04.2016 | UK Entertainment

A man who claims he supplied recently deceased Prince with opiate painkillers has spoken about the extent of the pop star's addiction. Named only as D...

This Slo-Mo Video Of A Bruce Springsteen Fan Nailing A Selfie Is Pop Perfection

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 23.04.2016 | UK Entertainment

What will undoubtedly be one of the greatest moments of one young girl's has been captured in a glorious slow-motion video. The Bruce Springsteen fan ...

The Answer to 'What Is Happiness'? Maybe

Ruby Wax | Posted 22.04.2016 | UK Entertainment
Ruby Wax

The question that remains the most perplexing of all isn't who shot Kennedy or what happened that made the Big Bang, bang. The most perplexing question of all is 'what is happiness?', and also 'how do you get some?' More books are written about it than everything else combined.

Why So Many Sad Farewells?

Robin Lustig | Posted 22.04.2016 | UK Entertainment
Robin Lustig

Can someone please ask the Grim Reaper to take a break? Go and lie down somewhere, go on holiday, anything - just stop scything away at much-loved artists who have brought joy to millions... What's going on? Is it just me, or are the deaths of some of our most popular public figures coming much faster than they used to?

How Gay Culture Made Me the (Hetero) Woman I Am

Jody Thompson | Posted 22.04.2016 | UK Entertainment
Jody Thompson

Things were hard in the Eighties when it came to being openly gay and even pop stars - and most celebrities in the entertainment world - were forced to live a lie for fear of public opprobrium. Freddie Mercury strutted his stuff at Live Aid in a singlet, Tom of Finland moustache and tight trousers, and still the general public didn't guess he was gay.

She Drew the Gun and the Return of Politically-Charged Rock

Tim Thornton | Posted 21.04.2016 | UK Entertainment
Tim Thornton

2016 is beginning to look amazingly like 1980. Are we, then, about to embark on a new 80s? Survivors have wildly contrasting views of that decade, but if there's a generally accepted rule, it's this: if you had money, you had a whale of a time. If you didn't, you didn't.

Australian Minister Goes Full Drongo In Response To Johnny Depp's Apology Video

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 19.04.2016 | UK

Australia's deputy prime minister has mocked Johnny Depp and Amber Heard's "atrocious" apology video, urging the Hollywood star to "do it with gusto, ...

'X' and 'Cyprus Avenue' Remind Us That We Keep Ourselves in Each Other

Jessie Thompson | Posted 19.04.2016 | UK Entertainment
Jessie Thompson

I'll name you two things that are very pricey but integral to you not falling apart as a human being. One is therapy. The other is theatre... I can't help but feel like one is a bit like the other sometimes, and if you go to the Royal Court this month you can see two plays which are like an a very intense, cathartic, exhausting (but GOOD) workout for your soul.

Checking Reality at the BBC

Anthony Reuben | Posted 18.04.2016 | UK Entertainment
Anthony Reuben

It was only in February that I realised how enormously spoiled we are in finding statistics. It happened when I tried to check a statement made by Michael Gove, who claimed that the proportion of UK trade done with the EU is lower now than it was before the UK joined the EU.

Running, The Races and Rudyard's 'Jungle Book'

Ashley James | Posted 18.04.2016 | UK Entertainment
Ashley James

It seems that I've been talking about it for months, but by this time next week I'll have actually completed the London Marathon. I'm absolutely terrified. I'm not that worried about it from a fitness point of view, although I am under no doubt it will be challenging.

Where's Warhol? A Time Travelling Adventure With a Pop Culture Icon

Catherine Ingram | Posted 18.04.2016 | UK Entertainment
Catherine Ingram

Where's Wally is a classic that's fun and tempting to play with. With Where's Warhol, we were lucky: the formula seemed made for him. Warhol's name begins with W, providing that essential alliteration in the title. Then there's Warhol's branded look of jeans, stripy jumper and dark glasses, which is uncannily similar to Wally's wardrobe.

Sun, Snow and Learning to Ski

Francesca Newman-Young | Posted 15.04.2016 | UK Entertainment
Francesca Newman-Young

If you've watched series four of Made In Chelsea, you might remember a ski trip to Verbier. If you look closely you'll spot pure terror - and some tears - in my eyes when I was forced to ski. Big thanks to a very patient crew (and to Francis Boulle who was even worse than me).

What I Learned From Sir Tom

Chris Rodley | Posted 15.04.2016 | UK Entertainment
Chris Rodley

What Tom taught me is that it really is possible, if you have a singular talent and a huge amount of confidence, to go out and create the life you've imagined for yourself - even if that life is very different from the one you've been leading - and yet remain the warm, regular guy you were when you set off.

Oh Boy: Is This Austerity Britain at the Almeida Theatre?

Jessie Thompson | Posted 13.04.2016 | UK Entertainment
Jessie Thompson

Leo Butler's play takes a day in austerity Britain and zooms in on one boy. Kind of like a condensed episode of 24, except here Jack Bauer is a marginalised teen called Liam. He's not picking off terrorists; he's w*nking on to trees.

We're Addicted to Stress

Ruby Wax | Posted 12.04.2016 | UK Entertainment
Ruby Wax

My position is actually that we need stress, otherwise nothing would get us out of bed. We'd all be playing banjo on our porches in Alabama. Stress is part of our legacy from the Stone Age for reasons of survival otherwise we would have ended up as pieces of jurassic finger food.

Six Things That Happen When You're an Erotic Fiction Writer

Chrissy Chittenden | Posted 12.04.2016 | UK Entertainment
Chrissy Chittenden

Six things that happen when you open up about being a budding erotic fiction writer. 1. Everyone turns into a schoolboy. You don't quite anticipate t...