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The National Television Awards - Two Hours Too Long

Gill Alexander | Posted 23.03.2015 | UK Entertainment
Gill Alexander

There was a tedious air of predictability about the whole thing. In fact they should re-name the NTAs the AntandDecs and just have done with it, given that the Geordie twosome featured in a slew of categories and won most of them.

Incredible Celeb Portraits Made Entirely From... Emojis

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 21.01.2015 | UK Tech

Rapper and artist Yung Jake is painting amazing pictures of famous people using nothing but Emojis. If you've ever used an Emoji keyboard (or been ...

Syria: A Third Space

Graham Sheffield | Posted 23.03.2015 | UK
Graham Sheffield

Culture is often seen as marginal to the development process, outside the mainstream of economic, political and social policy debates. Or it is offered as an appendage to them, often invoked to explain the failure of well-meaning development interventions.

Reliving the Summers of Love

Livvy and Chrissie | Posted 22.03.2015 | UK Entertainment
Livvy and Chrissie

He also told us that he and Paul McCartney used to go around London by bus sometimes, and people would look at Paul in a wondering sort of way and then think "no, can't be" and leave them alone. Not something that would happen today with all the camera phones and selfies.

No More Page 3 - Is This Really a Step Forward for Society?

Keeley Hazell | Posted 22.03.2015 | UK Entertainment
Keeley Hazell

We receive mixed messages and begin to think that if you're sexy you can't be smart. Therefore we don't want to be viewed as sexy because we believe it disregards our intellectual abilities. But is avoiding sexuality and getting rid of things like Page 3 the answer to our problem? Or is it just repressing sexuality?

The Law's Reverse Discrimination Against Celebrities

Ben Rose | Posted 22.03.2015 | UK
Ben Rose

Some suggest fame puts you above the law but in fact the reverse is increasingly true. On top of the ordeal of fighting a criminal charge, celebrities become involuntary participants in a very stressful reality show. At times it can look like the criminal justice system too is becoming a branch of showbiz.

Justin Bieber To Be Roasted On TV

The Huffington Post UK/SplashNews | Posted 20.01.2015 | UK Entertainment

Justin Bieber has reportedly signed on to receive a verbal roasting on TV. He'll be featured on Comedy Central in March, joining the likes of forme...

There's Something Really, Really Wrong With The Baby In American Sniper

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 21.01.2015 | UK Entertainment

It's no surprise Bradley Cooper looks so awkward holding his child in Iraq war biopic 'American Sniper'. It's not real. Maybe director Clint Eastwo...

Perez Hilton and the Dunning Kruger Effect

Colin McQuistan | Posted 22.03.2015 | UK Entertainment
Colin McQuistan

If you have been unlucky enough to miss all the action over on Channel 5's Celebrity Big Brother recently, then you've missed some of the most bizarre behaviour ever seen from a fellow human being.

Dancing at a Concert - Should We?

Jane Ireland | Posted 22.03.2015 | UK Entertainment
Jane Ireland

If you are on the front row and dancing, how does that affect others behind you? Alternatively, if you have paid a lot of money to sit on the front row, how do you feel if a lot of people come and stand in front of you for half the concert?

'Excluded? Are You Kidding?'

Ellena Wood | Posted 22.03.2015 | UK Entertainment
Ellena Wood

Nearly all of us grow up being told that our school days are the best, most important days of our lives. So what happens to the four and a half thousand kids who seemingly muck that up every year? Do they feel, like I would have, that they've ruined their lives?

Remember That Time Tony Blair Appealed To Free Deirdre Barlow From Prison?

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 20.01.2015 | UK Politics

Following the tragic passing of 'Coronation Street' actress Anne Kirkbride, we're reminded of one of her biggest TV moments. When Deirdre Barlow, t...

Why The Loss Of Deirdre Barlow Hits So Hard

Caroline Frost | Posted 21.03.2015 | UK Entertainment
Caroline Frost

Through it all, Anne Kirkbride remained one of the Street's most robust pillars - the youngest of that generation of stars who gave their whole working life to a TV soap, came into people's homes three times a week, entertained them and, in return, earned a place in our collective affection denied much bigger screen stars.

Taken 3: The Action Movie as Self-Help

Tim Witherow | Posted 21.03.2015 | UK Entertainment
Tim Witherow

Neeson now seems to play roles that combine the everyday concerns of middle-age men (being a father and husband), a 'particular set of skills' (black-belt upf**kery), and under-the-radar sexism (women either need to be saved or simply don't feature) to box office success.

Why January Crash Diets Don't Work!

Jamie Oliver's Food Tube | Posted 21.03.2015 | UK Entertainment
Jamie Oliver's Food Tube

Unfortunately we are not all programmed to be gym-bunnies and live off green juice, so come the first of February the gym regulars tend to get their normal routine back, while many of us might find ourselves with a glass of wine in one hand and a slice of pizza in the other, not really understanding how it happened.

Some People's Responses To Seeing 'American Sniper' Are Absolutely Terrifying

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 20.01.2015 | UK Entertainment

When 'American Sniper' hit the silver screens across America, it received mixed reactions from stars and movie fans alike, despite breaking box office...

Taylor Swift Is Well Impressed With The Police Officer Singing 'Shake It Off'

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 19.01.2015 | UK Entertainment

The Dover Police Department in Delaware got a nod from pop superstar Taylor Swift this weekend after a video of an officer lip-syncing to 'Shake It Of...

Iggy to Iggy Cheek to Cheek

Larry Jaffee | Posted 19.03.2015 | UK Entertainment
Larry Jaffee

Just because I prefer the music of yesteryear doesn't mean I automatically dismiss the latest tunes. I'm all in favour of flash-in-the pan, one-hit wonders. But I'm still going to swing left-of-the-radio dial, as programmed by BBC Radio 6 and NPR Music in the States.

The Voice 2015 Blind Auditions Show Two

Dean Midas Maynard | Posted 20.03.2015 | UK Entertainment
Dean Midas Maynard

I feel right at home alongside the coaches with my own spinning red chair. Like them, I will listen to the acts with my back turned. At the end of the blind auditions, I too, will have my very own team. Team Midas. Come on cheer us on!

'The Imitation Game' - Success Has Many Fathers...

Witold Sobków | Posted 21.03.2015 | UK Entertainment
Witold Sobków

I congratulate the British film industry on The Imitation Game - another outstanding, world-class production... I cannot help but feel disappointed that the Polish contribution to breaking the Enigma code was not more prominently highlighted. Marian Rejewski, Jerzy Różycki and Henryk Zygalski, three brilliant Polish mathematicians, must be credited with the first breaking of the Enigma codes.

'Celebrity Big Brother' - Is There Anybody There?

Gill Alexander | Posted 20.03.2015 | UK Entertainment
Gill Alexander

With the exception of the increasingly deranged Hilton, most of the people in the house are pretty normal, and I never thought I'd say that about Calum Best. But if the programme can't keep hold of its guests long enough to evict them, then the public doesn't get its say and that's not the premise of Big Brother.

Stephen Fry Just Tied The Knot... And Here's The Pic To Prove It

Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 17.01.2015 | UK Entertainment

Stephen Fry has married his partner Elliott Spencer, he revealed this afternoon The 57-year-old QI host posted a picture for his 8.5 million Twitte...

Feminist Role Model Emerges in CBB's Cami

Samantha Rea | Posted 18.03.2015 | UK Entertainment
Samantha Rea

Are we still in the Victorian era, when women had to pretend sex was endured as a wifely duty? It's 2015 and a woman is being ridiculed and slut-shamed for dually taking ownership of her sexuality and refusing to degrade herself by man-pleasing with a show of faux lesbianism. I think we should applaud her.

The Merchant of Venice Goes to Vegas at Almeida Theatre

Victoria Sadler | Posted 17.03.2015 | UK Entertainment
Victoria Sadler

Shakespeare's classic tale becomes The Merchant of the Venetian as director Rupert Goold replaces the play's traditional setting of Venice with the casino floors and glitzy lights of Las Vegas, complete with Elvis impersonators, Vegas showgirls and even Cirque de Soleil-style gymnasts.

The Viral Obsession

Danny Weitzkorn | Posted 17.03.2015 | UK Tech
Danny Weitzkorn

It's not a case of us not liking them. You only need to look at your newsfeed to come across a piece of content doing the rounds online. It's just that we don't want brands to specifically try and create virals.