UK Entertainment

Calling Out Sexism and Sexual Harassment in the Music Industry

Lara Baker | Posted 28.01.2016 | UK Entertainment
Lara Baker

While festival bills in the UK and overseas have been criticised in recent years for lacking female musicians, this year Glastonbury's Emily Eavis has made it clear that they intend to lead by example and will be "strong on women". Where Glastonbury leads others follow, so perhaps the industry traditions are slowly beginning to crumble.

It's Not That We Can't Speak - It's That They Don't Want to Listen to Us

Deeyah Khan | Posted 28.01.2016 | UK
Deeyah Khan

The inclusion of Muslim women will take political will, funding to the NGOs that provide vital support, a commitment to listening to Muslim women, and addressing the real problems that confront us: problems of violence, whether in the family, or in the streets. We have been telling the government this for years. But whatever language we speak in, they don't listen to us.

Celebrating Sally - 30 Years on The Street

Martyn Hett | Posted 28.01.2016 | UK Entertainment
Martyn Hett

Everybody knows a Sally Metcalfe. She's the neighbour whose curtains are constantly twitching, desperate to stay one step ahead of the others whilst secretly yearning to fit in. That's probably one of the reasons Sally has become such a national treasure, and today marks 30 years since she first appeared on our screens.

Why Multicultural Communities Are What Makes London (and Britain) Great - and Why We Must Protect Them

Jermain Jackman | Posted 27.01.2016 | UK Entertainment
Jermain Jackman

It's a veritable melting pot of trends, music and culture. The area has produced a diverse array of talent who are widely celebrated today; from esteemed writer (Edgar Allen Poe), to top businessmen (Alan Sugar) and even man-of-the-moment Idris Elba. Local institutions like the 115 year old Hackney Empire has helped provide platforms for this multicultural talent over the years, and the Industrial and Jungle electronic music genres even originated from the area.

Is This The Film To Heal The Oscars' Diversity Wounds?

Caroline Frost | Posted 27.01.2016 | UK Entertainment
Caroline Frost

If you tipped your head in the right direction on Monday evening you probably heard a whoosh of applause coming all the way from the Eccles Theatre at this year's Sundance Festival, where the first of three standing ovations greeted the premiere screening of The Birth of a Nation.

Stepping From Behind the Camera

Alan Edwards | Posted 28.01.2016 | UK Entertainment
Alan Edwards

On a particularly busy day, one of the crew explained to me that making a TV programme was a little bit like giving birth. Nine months of hard work with a wonderful sense of achievement and happiness at the end. They weren't wrong.

How to Interview a Celebrity

Olivia Jones | Posted 26.01.2016 | UK Comedy
Olivia Jones

1. Google them hard Go all the way to page 62 if you have to. Any further is weird. Don't be weird. 2. Note down the good stuff If I was interviewi...

Our Creative Industries Help Define Us a Nation - We Must Help Them Stay at the Top of the International League

John Whittingdale | Posted 26.01.2016 | UK Politics
John Whittingdale

While the contribution the Creative Industries make to the UK economy is tremendous, to paraphrase Jessie J, it's not (just) about the money. They play an equally, if not more, important role in helping define us and shaping our national identity. "Britishness" is an intangible thing, something that cannot be explained in figures, or measured in fiscal terms.

Gerard Butler's New Film Just Broke Box Office Records For Worst Tagline Ever

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 26.01.2016 | UK Entertainment

Gerard Butler and Morgan Freeman have a new film out that promises action, explosions and... godawful punnery. oh my god this tagline no pic.twitte...

How I Turned My Broken Heart Into a Short Film Starring David Tennant

Daisy Aitkens | Posted 25.01.2016 | UK Entertainment
Daisy Aitkens

I want this film to be a love letter to all those people who are worried about saying I Love You. Say it. Trust me. You will learn a lot more about yourself if you stride out and embrace the emotional surf that knocks you off your feet.

Pensioners Urged To Save BBC - By Paying The Licence Fee

The Huffington Post | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 25.01.2016 | UK

A host of 'silver celebrities' will front a campaign to encourage over 75-year-olds to forgo their free TV licence or make a voluntary contribution to...

This Is Quite Possibly The Best Cover Of Adele's 'Hello' Yet

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 24.01.2016 | UK Entertainment

This might well be the best cover of Adele's 'Hello' we've heard. While dozens of covers have made the rounds since the release of the now quintess...

My 'Casualty' Adventure

Hannah Spearritt | Posted 23.01.2016 | UK Entertainment
Hannah Spearritt

I don't want to give away any more storylines but it's all go for Mercedes; she certainly comes with a huge amount of drama in tow! I'm still filming now and will be sad to leave her when the time comes, as it has been such a great job and lovely team to be involved with.

Late 80s to Early 90s - A Golden Era for 'Coronation Street'?

Martyn Hett | Posted 22.01.2016 | UK Entertainment
Martyn Hett

I've spent the past year or so watching episodes from 1988 onwards on YouTube, having currently reached mid-1990. It's been such a delight to watch, with some incredible storylines such as the death of Brian Tilsley, Rita's domestic abuse at the hands of Alan Bradley and Ken's affair with Wendy Crozier.

David Bowie: Keeping Schtum About Cancer

Angela Brightwell | Posted 20.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Angela Brightwell

I was upset. It was the headline: 'David Bowie dead at 69 after secret 18-month battle with cancer'. Because for me it was far too close to home. All I could think of was my Mum, I couldn't help it. The facts were identical.

'Making A Murderer' Could Be Set For Second Series, Creators Say

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 19.01.2016 | UK Entertainment

'Making A Murderer' may well be set for a second series. READ MORE: Steven Avery Has Chances Of Freedom Slashed By Scott Walker Steven Avery File...

Watched The Revenant? It's Really Really Violent Isn't It - And That's OK

Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 20.01.2016 | UK Entertainment
Thomas Tamblyn

It is a comprehensively gory film that embraces violence and brutality like American Pie embraces sex jokes. The problem is that because the violence is so front and centre the film has been, in my view at least, misconceived in its intentions by many who have seen it.

J.K. Rowling Reveals Poignant Clue She Gave Alan Rickman About Severus Snape

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 19.01.2016 | UK Entertainment

Since 2011, Harry Potter fans have been desperately trying to work out "one tiny, little, left of field piece of information" J.K. Rowling gave Alan R...

David Bowie's 'Labyrinth' Returns To Cinemas To Beat Cancer

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 19.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Special one-off screenings of David Bowie's 'Labyrinth' will be shown in an effort to raise funds for Cancer Research UK. READ MORE: David Bowie ...

Lineker Rubbishes Story About Him 'Spending' £1k On Wine - Although Doesn't Dispute Cost

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 18.01.2016 | UK

Gary Lineker has hit out at The Sun after it printed a story claiming he spent £1,000 on a single bottle of wine while "dining with two women," a wee...

This 'Simpsons' Tribute To David Bowie And Alan Rickman Has Resurfaced, To Fans' Delight

The Huffington Post UK | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 16.01.2016 | UK Entertainment

A clip from 'The Simpsons' featuring two artistic heavyweights who died this week has resurfaced online, prompting jubilant outpourings from fans. ...

Westboro Plot To Picket David Bowie's Memorial Has Wonderfully Backfired

The Huffington Post UK | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 16.01.2016 | UK

Westboro Baptist Church: 'The most hated family in America' - famed and vilified for picketing at the funerals of innocent people and celebrating thei...

The Internet Can't Handle Emma Watson Posting Feminist Alan Rickman Quote As Tribute

The Huffington Post UK | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 15.01.2016 | UK

Internet trolls attacked Emma Watson on Friday after the actress tweeted a tribute to her former 'Harry Potter' co-star Alan Rickman. The quote reveal...

I Started a Petition to Get David Bowie on the £20 Note

Simon Mitchell | Posted 15.01.2016 | UK Entertainment
Simon Mitchell

Bowie was an outsider. Some have suggested that the man who refused a knighthood would be unlikely to want to feature on currency - perhaps the ultimate symbol of the establishment. But he also made the music and imagery of a cult artist part of the mainstream by sheer force of talent.

Love Watching US Netflix? We've Got Some Bad News

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 15.01.2016 | UK Tech

We've got some bad news for all of you who have been watching the US version of Netflix in the UK. In a blog post, Netflix's Vice President of Content...