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Beth Orton's Wall of Sound Residency at Band on the Wall, Manchester

Josephine | Posted 24.04.2015 | UK Entertainment
Josephine

I've been asked a few times why I wanted to be involved in Beth Orton's Wall of Sound residency. Well, from music producers to lighting techs, the music industry is a predominantly male landscape.

Oscar Films 2015 - Psychological Perspectives

Dr Mark Silvert | Posted 24.04.2015 | UK Entertainment
Dr Mark Silvert

As a Doctor who specialises in the analysis and the motivations of people - outside of work my favourite thing to do is to go to the cinema with my cousin (himself an award winning film maker) and then pouring over every detail of characters, story and plot lines.

The Voice 2015 Blind Auditions Show Seven

Dean Midas Maynard | Posted 24.04.2015 | UK Entertainment
Dean Midas Maynard

First up, was toilet roll seller Vanessa Hunt, who started off slowly but very quickly got better and better. I really can't knock her vocal, it was brilliant but at this stage, it just wasn't enough for me to turn. Vanessa ended with Team Rita.

Forget Who Killed Lucy Beale, Who Killed the British Viewer's Sense of Perspective?

Karl Davis | Posted 23.04.2015 | UK Entertainment
Karl Davis

With the greatest of respect, TV fiction is like other fiction types. It is escapism. It suspends the boundaries of reality. That is, after all the only possible reason the writers on Eastenders get away with entire families living in large houses in London, whilst earning no money for themselves.

Film Reviews - 'The Duke of Burgundy' and 'Kumiko the Treasure Hunter'

Clive Botting | Posted 21.04.2015 | UK Entertainment
Clive Botting

The Duke of Burgundy, Peter Strickland's stylish and provocative multilayered drama fantasy teases the audience while Kumiko the Treasure Hunter is a rare cinematic oddity that captivates.

Julia Stiles Interview: Star Talks New TV Series 'Blue', Playing an Escort and Filming Sex Scenes With Her Ex

Gabriel Tate | Posted 22.04.2015 | UK Entertainment
Gabriel Tate

Julia Stiles took two major gambles when she took on the role of Blue. First was the challenge of the part itself: an escort and working mother with a troubled past. Second was the method of delivery, with Blue initially released on YouTube by pioneering online production company WIGS (standing for 'Where It Gets...').

Queen Strips Rolf Harris Of Honours - How Different Things Were 10 Years Ago..

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Louise Ridley | Posted 23.02.2015 | UK

Disgraced former children's entertainer Rolf Harris has been stripped of honours in his native Australia. Harris was convicted last year of indecen...

The Fame Factory: Inside an Actors' Agency

Julia Wagner | Posted 24.04.2015 | UK Entertainment
Julia Wagner

Although I never came across the phrase "A-list" while at the agency, I began to think of the client list in terms of a "postal list". That is, ranking clients according to the postal mode used to deliver their scripts.

Clarkson's Thoughts On The North-South Divide Haven't Made Him Popular In Liverpool

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 23.02.2015 | UK

Jeremy Clarkson has added Liverpool to the long list of things he has insulted, according to a local paper report which the Top Gear presenter has den...

Don't Blame the Oscars for Its Lack of Diversity, Blame Yourselves

Iman Qureshi | Posted 24.04.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Iman Qureshi

It's an industry where diversity means Denzel Washington. It's not news that a disproportionate number of directors are male, resulting in an inevitable plethora of egotistical, navel-gazing, cock-yanking films like Birdman, Boyhood and Whiplash, that feature women as little more than glorified set design.

The Longest And Shortest Oscars Acceptance Speeches Ever

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 24.02.2015 | UK Entertainment

With the Oscars just around the corner, here's our round-up of the shortest and longest Academy Awards acceptance speeches of the last 25 years. ...

The Revolution Will NOT Be Televised, Apparently...

Eugene Smith | Posted 22.04.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Eugene Smith

If BBC Three has practically gone, then, what about the replacement channels - the former competitors? The Inbetweeners and Misfits were admittedly immensely popular and of BAFTA-winning quality respectively, but is the mediocre American sitcom-infested E4 really a viable alternative to BBC Three?

Life on the Red Carpet for a Reporter Covering the Oscars

Colin Paterson | Posted 22.04.2015 | UK Entertainment
Colin Paterson

They are simply the only award show that really matters. It is the first date A-listers put in their diary, the one awards where everyone turns up. Jack Nicholson will wear sunglasses and sit in the front row just to be the butt of the jokes.

Filmmaking Has Got Too Easy. Maybe We Need More Obstacles.

Pat Higgins | Posted 22.04.2015 | UK Entertainment
Pat Higgins

At the risk of sounding all "Eeh, in my day it were all fields around here", which is never a good look, (especially when the day you're talking about was only about a decade ago), I think what the new generation of filmmakers need more than anything else is some obstacles.

Why is 'Fifty Shades of Grey' so Successful?

Stephanie Ashby | Posted 21.04.2015 | UK Entertainment
Stephanie Ashby

Who doesn't want to be carried off by a great looking man, like Bella as Edward flies with her through the forest in Twilight, the way that Grey carries Ana, spent after their great sex, and Richard Gere carries Debra Winger from the factory where she works in An Officer and a Gentleman?

Twenty Thoughts on 'Fifty Shades of Grey' the Movie

Roger Crow | Posted 18.04.2015 | UK Entertainment
Roger Crow

The Fifty Shades of Grey adaptation was bound to generate a lot of controversy. If you've seen the film or don't want to read any potential spoilers, then perhaps best go somewhere else. For those that have seen the movie, or just don't care, here are some of my observations on the most talked about film of the year.

Strength in Silence

Katie Hopkins | Posted 21.04.2015 | UK Entertainment
Katie Hopkins

We all held our breath, dug fingers into palms, hoping, urging, and willing his tongue to let him talk. Every last bit of me wanted to leap over, create a distraction and save him from the torture of silence - and make it all better.

Who Killed Lucy Beale? Would We Have Cared if It Was Masood?

Dr Elizabeth Yardley | Posted 21.04.2015 | UK Entertainment
Dr Elizabeth Yardley

Researchers have been telling us for years that homicide is very much a male phenomenon - these crimes are largely male-perpetrated and men are over-represented as victims. Official data bears this out - the most recent figures from the Office for National Statistics inform us that 90% of suspects and around 2/3 of victims are male.

Are You Sitting Comfortably? Asks Hannibal Lecter

The Huffington Post UK | Shihab S Joi | Posted 19.02.2015 | UK Entertainment

When you’re invited into the home of a star, you either imagine a twee little tour of the Through The Keyhole variety, or an ostentatious show of we...

BPG Awards 2015: Old Voices, But Plenty of New Voices Too

Maisie McCabe | Posted 19.04.2015 | UK Entertainment
Maisie McCabe

When the Broadcasting Press Guild's radio committee reconvened at the end of last year to talk about who we might honour in 2015 many of the old voices came up. But there were also some new ones as well. Alongside the obligatory documentaries and comedies from Radio 4 we had suggestions of shows and presenters from Absolute Radio, BBC Radio 5 Live and LBC...

Creativity: 21st Century UK's USP

Graham Sheffield | Posted 20.04.2015 | UK Entertainment
Graham Sheffield

The UK must, as the report strongly urges, continue to invest in its arts and its creative and cultural industries. Moreover, given the evidence on the return on investment, this is real investment and not subsidy!

"Kim Kardashian Isn't a Role Model" and Other Such Nonsense

Robyn Harris | Posted 20.04.2015 | UK Entertainment
Robyn Harris

So what, I beg, is the issue with an incredibly beautiful woman, who happens to be one of the most photographed, talked about, and recognised American icons of the present day, realising and claiming her worth, and capitalising on it in a way that any other corporation would love to have the chance to?

Jimmy Fallon And Taylor Swift Shake It Off With Incredible Choreography

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 19.02.2015 | UK Comedy

Best celebrity friendship ever?...

On Compassion

Ruby Wax | Posted 20.04.2015 | UK Entertainment
Ruby Wax

There was a feeling of waking up from a bad dream because suddenly you can clearly hear sound, taste food, smell, see, feel everything as if for the first time. I felt I was who I really am under all the fear, competition and anxiety.

'Fifty Shades': A W**k Fantasy That Got a Bit Out of Hand

Juliet Brando | Posted 20.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Juliet Brando

BDSM is not abuse. That's a given, and so a person might expect me to defend Fifty Shades against all allegations, but that isn't quite the case. There is certainly abuse depicted, but not in the way many believe.