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Jeremy Clarkson Denies Racism After Naming Black Dog 'Didier Dogba'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 22.04.2014 | UK

Jeremy Clarkson has faced accusations of racism from Twitter users after he named his new pet - a small black dog - 'Didier Dogba' after the former Ch...

It's 10 Years Since Mean Girls Was Released

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 22.04.2014 | UK Universities & Education

It's 10 years this week since Mean Girls was released. That's right. 10 whole YEARS since Glen Coco got four candy canes, Lindsay Lohan smelt like a b...

'The BBC Must Diversify Or Face A Licence Fee Boycott,' Says Lenny Henry

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.04.2014 | UK

Lenny Henry has demanded the BBC improve its recruitment of people from culturally diverse background amid wider calls for a general boycott of the BB...

Record Store Day Isn't for Everyone, But It Is for Me and Lots of People Like Me

Tim Burgess | Posted 18.06.2014 | UK Entertainment
Tim Burgess

Yes, I'm an ambassador for Record Store Day (that's even official). Yes, I have a single out on Record Store Day. Yes, my label is releasing a long lost track of Dub Sex (recorded by the legendary Martin Hannett, available in participating outlets). Yes, I have a list of records that are out that day that I'd like for my own collection. But does this make me biased? Yes, of course it does but it doesn't mean I can't have my say. I've heard the grumbles about there being too many releases, even conspiracy theories about major labels clogging up the schedules of pressing plants so that small labels can't get their stock in time. But, for me, these are good problems to have.

Last Exit to Brixton

Ben Turnbull | Posted 17.06.2014 | UK Entertainment
Ben Turnbull

If I had thought like a gallery or set my aims like a gallery, I never would of even got out of bed in the first place. This project is born from passion not money. This is why I chose to go back to the old fairy tale and begin again, working for what I believe in - honest art with a meaning.

Wu Tang Clan Speak Out After Rapper Cuts Off Penis, Leaps Off Balcony

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.04.2014 | UK

Wu-Tang Clan have denied any links to rapper Andre Johnson, who cut off his penis before throwing himself over a balcony in LA on Wednesday morning. ...

Ask Anyone Who Can Remember Britpop Where They First Heard It, and the Answer Is Usually Radio 1

Joe Harland | Posted 16.06.2014 | UK Entertainment
Joe Harland

Where did you first come across London Grammar? Perhaps on the radio, though of course you could also have found it on Spotify, or via a shared link on Facebook. Where did you first get an earful of German Whip? It might have been on DAB, but equally it may have been Tumblr, or via Playlister, or on YouTube. However, ask anyone who can remember Britpop where they first heard the anthems of that era, and the answer is usually a great deal simpler: Radio 1.

Was the End of Monday's 'Game of Thrones' Episode as Satisfying as Expected?

Gabriella Rhodes | Posted 14.06.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Gabriella Rhodes

Game of Thrones fans across the world had been waiting for years for the death of King Geoffrey Baratheon, and today the public's wishes were granted, he died a painful death. However I do wonder whether his much anticipated demise has been as satisfactory as expected.

Why Do I Comedy?

Xavier Toby | Posted 15.06.2014 | UK Comedy
Xavier Toby

I do it because I think every single human being is capable of wonderful things, and I don't think anyone is stupid. I just think that a lot of us, myself included, don't know enough and if we were more thoughtful, looked deeper into issues and knew more, we could as a society be making better decisions and live in a far better world.

Aaron Paul Photobomb? Yes Please!

The Huffington Post UK | Tahira Mirza | Posted 14.04.2014 | UK Entertainment

This couple just got photobombed by Aaron Paul in the most bitchin' way! The 'Breaking Bad' actor was spotted rocking out at Coachella festival wit...

Bryan Cranston Helps Student Ask Girl To Prom

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.04.2014 | UK Universities & Education

It's the stuff of dreams, really. Not only does a cute boy ask you to prom, he gets BRYAN CRANSTON to do it. You know, the meth-making teacher from Br...

Why the BBC's Worth It

Wendy Jones | Posted 13.06.2014 | UK Entertainment
Wendy Jones

As the corporation gears up to negotiating the renewal of the Royal Charter and defending the licence fee (why Ian Fletcher was brought in, after all), W1A is a reminder of why the BBC is worth it. Ok, there are a few other reasons, like BBC News and Radio 4 and live music and (now) the World Service.... You don't have to like them all, just enough of them.

Farage Appears On HIGNFY, Is Promptly Torn To Shreds

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.04.2014 | UK

Nigel Farage appeared on Have I Got News For You Friday Night, and, rather predictably, the panel were quick to tear into the Ukip leader. Farage f...

Welcome to the Cinema of Childhood

Mark Cousins | Posted 11.06.2014 | UK Entertainment
Mark Cousins

Beyond the fantasy child, the everywhere child, and the policed image of children, we are living in a golden age of films about children, and haven't quite noticed. Movie directors in Iran, Japan, the UK, Holland and elsewhere are releasing masterpieces about childhood. Why is this golden age happening, and why does it matter?

Hens and Vans for Sale

Stella Vine | Posted 11.06.2014 | UK Entertainment
Stella Vine

I imagine driving somewhere in a van, France, Italy, the sense of freedom makes me happy, I stop off at a beauty parlour in some small town and get my nails painted pale pink, my hair extra blonded, I feel good. I by chance get invited out to dinner by some vague male apparition, I go out of curiosity, this is like tripping, I try to see what he looks like, Dennis Weaver in McCloud, crikey.

Inspiring Women Through Film

Zoe Jones | Posted 11.06.2014 | UK Entertainment
Zoe Jones

female characters remain dramatically under-represented with only 13% of the top 100 films featuring equal numbers of major female and male characters, or more major female characters than male characters. It's not all depressing news however, a number of actresses, directors and executives are paving the way.

Rev: Help My Unbelief

Caragh Little | Posted 10.06.2014 | UK Entertainment
Caragh Little

Rev used to offer subtlety, humanity - the realism that we're not all types or stereotypes, that rooted on feet of clay stand individual people doing their best to come to terms with things. The beauty of Rev used to lie in the puzzlement of Tom Hollander's expression: a man bewildered by circumstance and people.

King Charles III Review: 'Provocative, Bold and Brilliant.'

Victoria Sadler | Posted 11.06.2014 | UK Entertainment
Victoria Sadler

What will Charles be like as King? We don't know for sure but many fear it. And we get a dark forewarning in King Charles III, a provocative and controversial future-history play at the Almeida Theatre.

How a Wedding Picture Ended Up on the Cover of an Iconic Britpop Album...

Chris Hawkins | Posted 10.06.2014 | UK Entertainment
Chris Hawkins

I have been asking listeners to share their memories of that time and specifically, when they realised they were part of the 90s movement which became known as Britpop. One listener in particular had the most incredible reason for vivid memories of that time - his wedding day. A day immortalised on the iconic cover of Pulp's album, A Different Class.

Review: Alan Ayckbourn's A Small Family Business at National Theatre

Victoria Sadler | Posted 09.06.2014 | UK Entertainment
Victoria Sadler

As a result, A Small Family Business very much seems a play of its time. It doesn't shed any light on our society today. It's not helped by the fact that the whole production is set in the 1980s with plenty of permed hair and shoulder pads.

Running Isn't Always a Physical Battle, My Fight Was in My Head

Amanda Mealing | Posted 09.06.2014 | UK Entertainment
Amanda Mealing

I trained for six months for my first one, from sofa to start line, as I'd never run at all before that. It was hard, very hard. I could barely do three miles. Then I realised that running isn't always a physical battle, my fight was in my head. Since I broke through that barrier of thinking 'I can't do it' I've been hooked, and there's nothing quite like the sense of achievement when you complete a run. Exercise helps me to feel in control of my body. Control was something I didn't have when I was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2002 at 34 years old.

PM And Danny Dyer Record Album Together. Yes, Really

The Huffington Post UK | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 09.04.2014 | UK

It's a match made in heaven. David Cameron could make his chart debut after recording a track for a new album alongside EastEnders star Danny Dyer. Ye...

Unlock Art - Your Guide to the Ideas Behind Art

Tate | Posted 08.06.2014 | UK Entertainment
Tate

Double acts might be easy to name in the worlds of comedy or music, even in film, but in the visual arts the myth tends to run more to trouble than double.

Noah Film Screening Cancelled... Due To Flood

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 08.04.2014 | UK

A screening of the new blockbuster film Noah had to be cancelled… due to flooding. Cinemagoers were, luckily, not in need of a giant boat, but we...

JLS Twitter Prank Makes Cancer Patient's Life 'Hell'

The Huffington Post UK/ Agency | Posted 08.04.2014 | UK

A cancer-sufferer said his "life has been hell" after ex-JLS star Aston Merrygold posted his phone number on Twitter - claiming it was for his bandmat...