UK Entertainment

Who's A Naughty Beatle Then?

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Universities & Education

A pair of detention sheets revealing the school day misdemeanours of a 15-year-old John Lennon, renowned as the "class clown", are to go on sale after...

How Adele Represents a Renaissance for the British Accent

Jacob Brookman | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Entertainment
Jacob Brookman

So if American accents historically sell better, why does Boy George's singing style sound so passé? One word: Adele. Oasis, Coldplay and the Arctic Monkeys may have paved the way, but in terms of commercial and critical success, Adele is a genuine game changer when it comes to British-sounding vocals.

Mark Thomas' Latest Comedy Product

Roger Crow | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Comedy
Roger Crow

I spoke to Mark (who sounds uncannily like film director Alan Parker) about his act, influences and what happens when he's completed his 100 acts.

Winning Film Prize Opened Doors For Young Student Filmmaker

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.03.2014 | UK Universities & Education

As entries start rolling in for this year's Hurtwood Prize for Young Filmmakers, HuffPost caught up with one of the winning contestants from 2012, Jos...

VOTE: What Was Your Content Favourite In 2013

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.11.2013 | UK

What was your favourite piece of content during 2013? At HuffPost, we love great content, whether it’s a must-watch viral video, a brilliantly wr...

Cycling Around Madagascar

Jeff Brazier | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Entertainment
Jeff Brazier

Setting off on my third fundraising cycling trip for Norwood wasn't a hard choice. One year previously I had embarked into the unknown with a group of strangers to Sri Lanka and had come back a changed person. It was only natural that in my often hectic world full of responsibility I would want to immerse myself in another culture...

WATCH: What Happened When Jackie Stewart Met Roman Polanski

The Huffington Post UK | David Hobbs | Posted 05.11.2013 | UK Sport

"We were killing so many people. One year in four consecutive months in the same weekend we lost a grand prix driver. I counted 57 people who died, wh...

Bad TV

Mat Ricardo | Posted 04.11.2013 | UK Entertainment
Mat Ricardo

Last week I received a message inviting me to be a contestant on ITV1's premium douchefest Take Me Out. I've been invited to appear on a few TV shows. I'm not saying this to boast, because god knows what kind of person would think that being seen as an easy mark by a 12-year-old researcher for a jaw-clenching turn on something like Wife Swap...

Good Vibrations

Neil Cossar | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Entertainment
Neil Cossar

On 4 Nov 1966, The Beach Boys Good Vibrations, entered the UK chart for the first time. The song went on to be a UK No.1 hit. Released in May 1966, Pet Sounds is now regarded as the masterpiece of composer-producer Brian Wilson, and is often hailed as one of the best and most influential albums in pop music.

Gambaccini Denies Sex Allegations

The Huffington Post UK/ PA | Posted 02.11.2013 | UK

Veteran broadcaster Paul Gambaccini has confirmed that he was arrested as part of the Metropolitan Police's Operation Yewtree investigation, and has d...

Paul Gambaccini Arrested

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 01.11.2013 | UK

Officers from Scotland Yard’s Operation Yewtree have arrested Paul Gambaccini, the BBC broadcaster, on suspicion of historical sexual offences. T...

Escape Plan - The Review

Roger Crow | Posted 29.12.2013 | UK Entertainment
Roger Crow

I had no burning desire to see Escape Plan, the new action thriller starring Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger. However, when it's your day off and it looks like the best thing on offer at your local multiplex, it may as well be worth a look. And it is.

Rufus Wainwright Serenades Paxman In Lou Reed Tribute

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 28.12.2013 | UK

Hats off to Newsnight for a their tribute to Lou Reed who died yesterday, aged 71. His friend Rufus Wainwright was interviewed by Paxman, ending t...

Lou Reed Dies Aged 71

Huffington Post UK | Posted 27.10.2013 | UK Entertainment

Lou Reed, the legendary singer, guitarist and frontman of The Velvet Underground has died. The 71-year-old, responsible for the likes of Walk on th...

Why Breaking Bad and Star Wars Are Essentially the Same Story

Tom Hibbs | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Tom Hibbs

Walter White's story is undoubtedly one of the greatest stories ever told on television, an ordinary chemistry teacher turns to methamphetamine production after receiving the news he has inoperable lung cancer. However as a great a story as it is, is it his alone?

10 Classic Film Stills From Past 100 Years Of Moviemaking

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 24.10.2013 | UK Entertainment

There are some beautiful stills in this varied collection from the past 100 years of moviemaking taken from a new book by David Thomson, entitled Mome...

Shackleton: Death or Glory

Tim Jarvis | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK
Tim Jarvis

In the context of geographical exploration "Why explore?" is normally a loaded question, often put to you by someone who has already decided in their own mind that most if not all earthbound exploration has already been accomplished...

The Real Problem With Homeland

Grant Feller | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Entertainment
Grant Feller

The rather dull and uninvolving third series of Homeland - and let's face it, it's been going downhill since the middle of the first series - is, I think, the result not just of the curse of 'sequelitis' but the impossibility of turning a crisis into a drama.

Tim Westwood In Hot Water After Sexist Gags

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 21.10.2013 | UK Universities & Education

A concert headlined by Tim Westwood has been postponed indefinitely after the former Radio 1 DJ reportedly told female students to "keep your pussies ...

Scotland's Proud Cultural Heritage Benefits From Being in the UK

Margaret Curran | Posted 20.12.2013 | UK Politics
Margaret Curran

In Scotland we can be proud of not just having a great cultural heritage, and to lay claim to the likes of Robert Burns and Robert Louis Stevenson, but we can also be proud of the many modern companies that we can call our own...

Arnold Schwarzenegger Delivers Fan Lines On Reddit AMA

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 18.10.2013 | UK Entertainment

Arnold Schwarzenegger is shouting out fan lines via a Reddit AMA. No - he really is. It's incredible. Here's how he teed it up: Whenever I go to an...

Cancer Has Given Me an Inner Strength I Would Never Have Found Otherwise

Rachel Robyns-Laird | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Rachel Robyns-Laird

"It's not good news I'm afraid, Rachel, I'm sorry to have to tell you, you have cancer." It was exactly 11.30 when my doctor called me through. That sentence is all I remember about the appointment... One year later and I am loving life! I have not let cancer define me and I am finally getting my life back on track!

'You Only Live Once'

Cherry Healey | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Entertainment
Cherry Healey

This is one of the sentences that I heard most often whilst making the new series Old Before My Time. On one hand I understand its meaning - there is no point in wasting our precious time on this great Earth by fretting and worrying. But on the other hand, I think it's an incredibly unhelpful modern statement. Yes we only live once, so surely it's worth looking after ourselves so we can make the most of it? If we only get one run at life, surely we want the longest and least sickly stint possible?!

To My Fans: Shepherd's Bush Empire + You

Kate Nash | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Entertainment
Kate Nash

The gig showed me that this is more than just being about a record, or music, one album, one song, one thing. It's like a movement, and it's about community and friendship, loyalty and empowerment. It's not about exclusivity. It's not about celebrity, or fame. It's not about measuring success by the size of your wallet, or amount of Twitter followers you have...

Is Television Heading for the Internet?

Sidonie Chaffer-Melly | Posted 15.12.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Sidonie Chaffer-Melly

In an age where most media outlets have headed online, TV might be going the same way. The BBC's new direction was recently outlined in a speech (appr...