UK Entertainment

JK Rowling's 'Fantastic Beasts' Trailer Is An Absolute Magical Masterclass

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 15.12.2015 | UK Entertainment

The first trailer for 'Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them' has landed, showing the Wizarding World for the first time since the last 'Harry Potte...

A Top Ten List of the Best Films of 2015

Leigh Clark | Posted 15.12.2015 | UK Entertainment
Leigh Clark

Behind every sequel hungry, franchise captive in the picture house queue who's had to remortgage their house for a bag of stale popcorn, stands an overly critical cinephile with a yearning for something better and a secret bag of supermarket-bought peanut M&Ms in his pocket. This is a list for the latter.

There's One Awkward Absence From The New 'Independence Day' Trailer

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 14.12.2015 | UK Entertainment

'Independence Day' fans have been left bereft by the absence of former leading man Will Smith, as marketing for the new sequel to the 90s blockbuster ...

Will Ferrell Screaming At New Yorkers About 'Elf' Is Absolutely Hilarious

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 16.12.2015 | UK Comedy

Will Ferrell has surprised people in New York by donning a Christmas jumper and asking questions about their favourite festive films. Joined by Bil...

I Couldn't Care Less About Tyson Fury

Mark Detre | Posted 13.12.2015 | UK Sport
Mark Detre

Is there not more to talk about? Look, obviously what he said was moronic and derogatory. But he's a boxer, for God's sake. The man is paid to get into fights. Should we have expected him, having won his title, to deliver an ode on the importance of societal peace and harmony?

Get Me Some Chains for Christmas

Mark Davyd | Posted 11.12.2015 | UK Entertainment
Mark Davyd

Bluntly, Councils don't act to protect music venues faced with closure because they don't value them enough. They don't insist developers should protect them, because they don't understand how important they are.

Raising Awareness of Peace Day One Event at a Time

Jeremy Gilley | Posted 11.12.2015 | UK Entertainment
Jeremy Gilley

Over the years, it has become more and more crucial for Peace One Day to hold other events throughout the year. Their purpose is not only to help raise awareness of the day but also the much-needed funds in order for us to continue our work in the Great Lakes region of Africa and the world.

It's Not Just the Police Who Are Failing Victims of 'Honour' Based Violence

Deeyah Khan | Posted 11.12.2015 | UK
Deeyah Khan

Whether within the police or other agencies, individuals who have expertise, cultural sensitivity and commitment to protecting women at risk are the greatest resource. The most valuable and dedicated of these are women's rights activists, fighting for change within their own communities, and providing a compassionate and effective source of help for women and girls at risk of their lives.

Should Kids Under-12 See 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens'?

Simon Ragoonanan | Posted 11.12.2015 | UK Parents
Simon Ragoonanan

It's finally official in the UK - Star Wars: The Force Awakens has been rated 12A. While children under 12 are permitted, they have to be accompanied by an adult. More than that, it means as far as the British Board of Film Classification (BBFC) examiners are concerned, the new Star Wars film is unsuitable for children under 12.

The 'Downton' Cast Tried A Scene With American Accents And It Totally Ruined It

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 11.12.2015 | UK Comedy

'Downton Abbey' stars Michelle Dockery, Hugh Bonneville and Allen Leech popped in to 'The Late Show' this week to chat to Stephen Colbert, and he deci...

Hello Sweet Art: I Feel Like I Knew Hannah Gavron

Jessie Thompson | Posted 12.12.2015 | UK Entertainment
Jessie Thompson

I've been telling all my friends to read this book immediately, because Jeremy Gavron's portrait of his mother Hannah is probably one of the greatest pieces of writing I've been fortunate enough to read in my 25 bookish years.

Oh My God, I Agree With Katie Hopkins!

Lily Lovett | Posted 08.12.2015 | UK Entertainment
Lily Lovett

Now, I never thought I'd say it but I kind of, sort of, maybe agree with the she-devil's column, most of it anyway. Caitlyn stated that the hardest part of being a woman is 'choosing what to wear'. It's all relative, and to Caitlyn getting dressed with a new body as a new gender probably is a bit tricky at this point, and that's totally fair enough...

The Media - And What It Is Like to Be Someone With a Learning Disability in It

Sarah Gordy | Posted 08.12.2015 | UK Entertainment
Sarah Gordy

In the beginning of my career the stage managers and assistant directors were horrified when they saw me. How were they going to keep to a tight schedule with a central character played by someone with Downs Syndrome? But now - they want to work with me again.

Dapper Laughs Has A Christmas Single And It's As Awful As You'd Imagine

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 08.12.2015 | UK Comedy

Controversial comedian Dapper Laughs is apparently still making enough money to produce a cringeworthy Christmas single - and there's a ridiculously b...

Out With the Ticket Tout

Chloe Kenyon | Posted 07.12.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Chloe Kenyon

There are few things more devastating than waking up bright and early on the morning that gig tickets for your favourite band go live, logging onto the website, finding the tickets you want and hitting purchase, only to realise the concert is sold out and, quite frankly, have your heart broken...

Twitter's Top Moments Of 2015 Reveal The Best, And Worst Of Humanity

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 07.12.2015 | UK Tech

Twitter is the sounding board for the world. If something significant is happening around the globe, the medium through which its story will be told w...

Fans Are Thrilled Jar Jar Binks Isn't Going To Be In 'Force Awakens'

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 07.12.2015 | UK Entertainment

Details around the highly-anticipated 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' have been kept quite purposefully thin on the ground. But one thing is now kno...

Kim Kardashian And Kanye West Announce Birth Of Second Child

The Huffington Post UK | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 05.12.2015 | UK Parents

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West just announced the birth of their second child. The superstar couple broke the big news on Kardashian's app in a shor...

Hello Sweet Art: Linda, Carol and Me

Jessie Thompson | Posted 03.12.2015 | UK Entertainment
Jessie Thompson

Carol is too emotionally exhausting for an immediate repeat viewing, but I want one. I want a second chance to hear all the unsaid words, to notice all the secret glances, the hopeful hands reaching out to nothing.

Dave Grohl And Animal From 'The Muppets' Just Had A Drum Battle And It Was Amazing

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 02.12.2015 | UK Comedy

Dave Grohl cemented himself as the coolest man in rock n' roll a long time ago, but he still just keeps doing things that prove he's totally chill. ...

Stephen Fry Has A Bitter Warning For MPs On Syria Vote

The Huffington Post UK | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 03.12.2015 | UK

Comedian Stephen Fry has spoken out on the historic vote which could see Britain go to war with Islamic State in Syria. The 'QI' frontman took to ...

Songkick Respond After Adele Ticket Buyers Report 'Data Breach'

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 02.12.2015 | UK

Ticket website Songkick have responded, following complaints from Adele ticket purchasers, who reported seeing other people's personal data, including...

People Are Furious 'Don't Tell The Bride' Is Moving From BBC Three

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 01.12.2015 | UK Entertainment

One of BBC Three's most successful programmes is to move to Sky 1, prompting a furious reaction from its die-hard fans. 'Don't Tell The Bride' shot...

Cher Used Emojis To Criticise Isis, Predictably Things Went Wrong

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 25.01.2016 | UK

International mega-star Cher has proved her emoji game is somewhat questionable, after over-using the symbols to lambast the so-called Islamic State. ...

Cutting Ties

Janet Devlin | Posted 29.11.2015 | UK Entertainment
Janet Devlin

I'm not going to sit back and say it's been easy. At one point in 2014 I was living on £25 a week, struggling to pay rent and to be quite honest battling some inner demons while doing so. I also lived with my manager for a year during the time I was recording the first album (for the second time!).