UK Entertainment

How Not To Promote A 12 Years A Slave DVD: Sainsbury's Sorry For 'Racist' Mannequin

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 21.05.2014 | UK

Sainsbury's has apologised after it was accused of racism for using a slave costume to encourage customers to buy a copy of Best Picture Oscar-winning...

Duncan Bannatyne Fined For Using Mobile In Car

PA | Posted 18.05.2014 | UK Entertainment

Dragons' Den star Duncan Bannatyne has been fined by police for using his mobile phone while at the wheel. The entrepreneur, named as the joint-534...

Sum 41 Singer Hospitalised For Alcoholism, Posts Photos As A Warning

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 18.05.2014 | UK Entertainment

The frontman of Canadian punk rockers Sum 41 has published hard-hitting photos of himself after he was hospitalised when his excessive drinking caused...

Hilary Mantel Still Thinks Kate Is A 'Plastic Princess'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.05.2014 | UK

Hilary Mantel has said the public outcry and media reaction to her comments about the Duchess of Cambridge last year are a sign that Britain is becomi...

Mango Mania

Shelina Permalloo | Posted 15.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Shelina Permalloo

I couldn't ignore blogging about mangoes with all the drama surrounding banning the import of mangoes into the UK. For anyone who knows me of course you'll know that I couldn't live without out them!

McBusted: Why the Supergroup's Comeback All Feels a Little Bit Naughty

Molly McGreevy | Posted 14.07.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Molly McGreevy

As the supergroup came to the end of their set, shooting t shirts into the waiting crowd and thanking their fans for such incredible support there was just one more act of naughtiness for McBusted to pull out of their bag of tricks...

Isn't It Time We Got Over Being Awkward About Disability?

Julie Fernandez | Posted 14.07.2014 | UK
Julie Fernandez

I think able bodied people are in denial about their thoughts and feelings towards us - they don't want to deal with the thought process, so they shut it out. Well, we are here! And with medical advances and people living longer, there are only going to be more of us! So maybe it's time for people to start coming to terms with their feelings about disability.

Has The Gosling-Culkin Meta T-Shirt Saga Gone Up Another Level?

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 14.05.2014 | UK Entertainment

SEE ALSO: Ryan Gosling Does NOT Want To Eat His Cereal (VIDEO) So, in the weird world of Hollywood, this bizarre meta T-shirt saga has been hap...

Katie Price Announced Her Divorce on Twitter - And Didn't Deserve the Abusive Response

Ellen Stewart | Posted 13.07.2014 | UK Entertainment
Ellen Stewart

It's more than fair to say she's made some bad choices, and been pretty vocal about them... But why does this grant the Twittersphere permission to lay blame at her door? Why do we have zero compassion for a woman who: A) has been cheated on by her husband. And B) is six months pregnant?

Guns, Trapezes and Suitcases: 'Annie Get Your Gun' UK Theatre Tour

Emma Williams | Posted 12.07.2014 | UK Entertainment
Emma Williams

At my feet sits an empty suitcase. The yawning, zippered mouth seems cavernous right now but judging by the chaotic jumble of clothes around me, I have no doubt I'm about to put its capacity to the test as I attempt to cram my life inside it for the next five months. Ladies and gentleman I, Emma Williams, am a Tour Virgin.

John Oliver Nails Climate Change Deniers On HBO Show

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 12.05.2014 | UK Comedy

British comedian John Oliver set about dismantling those who deny climate change on his HBO show Last Week Tonight on Sunday evening, following last w...

Avenue Q - A Review

Carina Maggar | Posted 10.07.2014 | UK Entertainment
Carina Maggar

Avenue Q is hilarious. From beginning to end I probably laughed every couple of minutes. You know how usually in musicals there's a song or two that are sort of rubbish, or total time-wasters?

Gary Barlow's Twitter Account Hacked With Vile Message

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.05.2014 | UK

Take That singer Gary Barlow has had his Twitter account hacked by trolls, with a vile message posted about his stillborn child. The hacked tweet g...

Viva La Bearded Diva!

Sam Fraser | Posted 11.07.2014 | UK Entertainment
Sam Fraser

And they said we'd reached 'peak beard'! While facial hair pundits were only recently predicting a swing back to clean-shaven faces, a gang of ambitious and creative chaps oiled their bristles assiduously, contemplating the opportunities to bring their politically charged chins to the world. On Saturday night they arrived.

Copenhagen 2014: A Look Back

Alexander Leivesley | Posted 11.07.2014 | UK Entertainment
Alexander Leivesley

It was Conchita Wurst of Austria who stole the night. Her song 'Rise Like a Phoenix', was incredibly reminiscent of an old Bond theme, and ran away with the competition, racking up a total of 290 points. But it wasn't just her song that won it...

These Russian Politicians Aren't Happy About Conchita's Eurovision Win

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 11.05.2014 | UK

Not everyone is thrilled at Conchita Wurst's triumph at Eurovision on Saturday night. Russian ultranationalist MP Vladimir Zhirnovsky, whose charm ...

Austria's 'Bearded Lady' Conchita Wurst Wins Eurovision

PA/The Huffington Post | Posted 10.05.2014 | UK Entertainment

The UK's drought of Eurovision Song Contest victories continues after the nation's entry again fell well short of the top spot. Despite optimism of...

Stepping Out From the Shadows

Fiona Bevan | Posted 08.07.2014 | UK Entertainment
Fiona Bevan

Some incredible opportunities have opened up for me since I wrote One Direction's number one song Little Things with Ed Sheeran... But it's also highlighted to me the importance of articulating certain things that I need to say to the world, right now, and in an individual way that's musically faithful to myself.

Eurovision Final 2014: The (un)Official Scorecard

Christina Kenny | Posted 08.07.2014 | UK Entertainment
Christina Kenny

It goes without saying that levels of excitement among those of us who take this kind of thing seriously have become dangerously high. Parties are being planned, continental snacks purchased, national anthems practised and costumes obtained.

Football Is More Than Just a Game - Soccer Aid Can Help Change Children's Lives

Michael Sheen | Posted 07.07.2014 | UK Sport
Michael Sheen

As a football-obsessed young boy growing up in South Wales I never thought I would have the chance to play at Old Trafford in front of more than 60,000 people. If you'd told me I'd be captaining a team filled with a host of football legends and Hollywood stars I would have laughed. Playing in Soccer Aid sometimes does feel like a bit of a dream - I know the other guys involved also treasure this unique experience. But when I lead the Rest of the World team out on 8 June, it won't just be football on my mind; because there's a bigger reason why we come together every two years for this extraordinary football match.

Adventures on the Road

Ruby Wax | Posted 07.07.2014 | UK Entertainment
Ruby Wax

It seems wherever I perform people want to know about how this mysterious thing on top of their necks works; after all, it's who they are. I think people are becoming more curious as to why they do what they do and why they live the way they live.

Zimbabwe Part One: Meet Harare International Arts Festival

Josephine | Posted 07.07.2014 | UK Entertainment
Josephine

The Lay's Global Stage was a covered indoor space with comfy tiered benches for around 400 people... We'd be back to headline this same stage on the Saturday night, for what would prove to be, not just the best gig of our trip, but one of the most rewarding of my entire time performing live.

Bohemian Rhapsody

Neil Cossar | Posted 06.07.2014 | UK Entertainment
Neil Cossar

The essential story is not pop's greatest enigma: a man confesses a murder to his mother, vainly pleads poverty in a trial and ends up resigned to his fate. But questions remain: who did he kill and why?

Did Courtney Love Write Cobain's 'Wedding Vow' Note?

Newsy | Posted 04.05.2014 | UK Entertainment

A recently released note found in Kurt Cobain's wallet after his 1994 suicide appears to mock his wedding vows to Courtney Love......

In Defence of Jeremy Clarkson

Steven Stewart | Posted 04.07.2014 | UK Entertainment
Steven Stewart

If you don't like Jeremy Clarkson or Top Gear, don't watch it. If you don't like Jeremy's political views, don't read his Sunday Times column. If you are so offended by Jeremy's use of the n-word in a video clip that you wouldn't have seen or even known existed hadn't it been for the Mirror, you should probably go and see someone about getting the help you so clearly need.