UK Entertainment

It's the End of the X Factor as We Know It

Matt Clough | Posted 24.11.2013 | UK Entertainment
Matt Clough

"Simon Cowell ruined Christmas". Not my words, but those of inaugural X Factor winner Steve Brookstein. He's got a point. For a good chunk of the 2000s, the nefarious influence of Cowell's brainchild has poisoned the once pure well of musical excellence. However, the tide is finally turning...

Jake Gyllenhaal: Sexualit... Me!

Simon Thompson | Posted 23.11.2013 | UK Entertainment
Simon Thompson

Jake Gyllenhaal dresses well and he's good looking. He's also funny. He's also, having met and interviewed him a few times, nice and polite too. That's clearly a sign that he could be gay, right? Being a nice guy who dresses well? He might also smell great too, I don't know.

PICTURES: The Rise And Fall Of Miley's (Now Dirty) Tongue

The Huffington Post | Elliot Wagland | Posted 24.09.2013 | UK Entertainment

Miley Cyrus and her twerking bottom have made many a headline over the past few weeks. But now it seems Miley's extra long tongue is now diverting ...

The Connection Between 'Star Trek' and 'Glee'

Olly Lennard | Posted 19.11.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Olly Lennard

The shady tribes of people who manufacture television reportedly bandy the word 'aspiration' around quite often. 'Aspirational programming' is a genre-spanning term defining shows typically featuring healthy, conventionally attractive people leading comfortable, fun happy lives...

The Quietus, 'Point Close All Quotes' - A Review

Musa Okwonga | Posted 22.11.2013 | UK Entertainment
Musa Okwonga

The Quietus, frankly, doesn't care about taking less celebrated stances. But this is no teenage rebellion: this magazine's writers don't go to war for the sake for it. The essays in this compilation, diverse though they are, are united by one principle: that music matters, even when it is ostensibly as shallow as can be.

Tulisa 'Driven From Home' By EDL

Huffington Post UK | Posted 22.09.2013 | UK

Tulisa is "too scared" to stay in her house after she repeatedly spotted the leader of the EDL filming with a cameraman in a car outside her home, it ...

Restorative Justice: Is the Message Getting Through?

Javed Khan | Posted 20.11.2013 | UK Politics
Javed Khan

For years we have been arguing that victims want more than just punishment for their offenders - they want them to stop committing crimes and to understand the impact of those crimes. In some cases, victims even want a face-to-face explanation from the criminal about why they committed the offence. When these themes emerge in Albert Square I get the feeling the message is getting through.

Musician Of The Week: Lewis Smith And His 'Hauntingly Beautiful Rootsy Old Folk'

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 20.09.2013 | UK Universities & Education

| Are you a student musician or in a student band? Fancy appearing in our Student Musician of the Week series? Click here to find out more | Na...

Food and Music Join Together to Move the World

Claire Blackburn | Posted 18.11.2013 | UK Entertainment
Claire Blackburn

When combined together, food and music become all the more powerful, and could even have the potential to 'move the world'. A new campaign, the No Hunger Orchestra, is exploring how we can use food and music to inspire people to join the fight against hunger.

From Miley Cyrus to Banning Veils: The Problem Men Have With Women and Their Bodies

Dr Chris Allen | Posted 18.11.2013 | UK Politics
Dr Chris Allen

Just a few weeks after the public outcry about Miley Cyrus 'twerking' in a 'nude' bikini at the MTV Video Awards the last two weeks have seen a similar public outcry gaining apace about the wearing - or more precisely the banning - of the face veil worn by Muslim women... In both settings it is interesting how gender has been played out, in particular the role of men within them.

WATCH: Two Students Make Incredible Beats With Pens

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 18.09.2013 | UK Universities & Education

Shane Bang and his pen-tapping friend Kevin Ke both study at the University of Washington, Seattle. Shane said they both couldn’t afford drum sets g...

Eating My Way Through Scandinavia

Valentine Warner | Posted 16.11.2013 | UK Entertainment
Valentine Warner

As I travelled through these Scandinavian countries I enjoyed wonderful tastes I'd never experienced and incredible produce. Liquorice, cherry wine, haddock, langoustines, beers, cloud berries, salt cures, birch syrup, fermented herrings, cheeses spruce tips, smoked reindeer heart, rhubarb aniseed cake and moose.

Screw the Racists, the Crowning of Nina Davuluri as Miss America Is Great

Poorna Bell | Posted 16.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Poorna Bell

It would be a real shame if the legacy of Nina Davuluri was the collection of racist tweets that followed shortly after she was crowned Miss America... The reason I say shame, is that America has come a long way in the last few years when it comes to a better, more positive depiction of ethnic minorities.

How Have The Arctic Monkeys Made History?

PA | Posted 15.09.2013 | UK Entertainment

Arctic Monkeys have scored their fifth consecutive number one album with AM - and made chart history in doing so. The band, fronted by Alex Turner,...

Lincoln With an L and Bristol With a Bang

Drew McConnell | Posted 13.11.2013 | UK Entertainment
Drew McConnell

From the new album we've played every song on this tour except the title track, Sequel To The Prequel. I'm not sure why, but Peter doesn't seem ready to perform it live yet. We keep running it in our pre-gig dressing room run throughs, so hopefully it'll make an appearance soon...

The Nighmarish Existence of Floyd 'Money' Mayweather

John Wight | Posted 12.11.2013 | UK Sport
John Wight

Imagine for a moment you are Floyd 'Money' Mayweather.... The glimpse into his life afforded first by HBO's 24/7 documentary series and now Showtime's All Access equivalent reveals a man whose life has been ruined by obscene wealth, excess, and the distorted worldview and self aggrandizement it has engendered.

University Bans Robin Thicke's 'Rapey' Blurred Lines Song

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 13.09.2013 | UK Universities & Education

Robin Thicke's Blurred Lines, a song branded "disgusting" and "rapey", has been banned by a university student union in an unprecedented move to banis...

The Bear Is Back!

David Ramsden | Posted 12.11.2013 | UK
David Ramsden

Last week marked the official launch of BBC Children in Need's Appeal and the Charity is getting geared up for another fantastic year. The launch featured Sir Terry Wogan, Matt Baker, Gary Barlow, Nick Grimshaw, Alex Jones, JLS and Union J who have given their time and talent to kick-start our campaign and inspire thousands of people to get involved. Being part of Appeal every autumn is an amazing experience as people come together to have fun with the simple aim of giving children across the UK a better childhood. The need for our funding is real and urgent, importantly our ability to make a difference is all down to the incredible generosity, imagination and commitment of our supporters.

In Her New Video 'Wrecking Ball', Miley Cyrus Shows More Than Twerking

Marcela Kunova | Posted 12.11.2013 | UK Entertainment
Marcela Kunova

The problem with the Cyrus's new clip is not its risqué visual; former Hannah Montana is hardly the first tween star trying to reinvent herself by gambling on her sexuality. The trouble is that the video directed by the "edgy" fashion photographer Terry Richardson displays a women totally stripped of her own passions and desires, and converts Cyrus to wank material.

It's a Man Thing

Chanel de Yong | Posted 10.11.2013 | UK Comedy
Chanel de Yong

Suitably dressed PICTURE THIS. It's Thursday night - the 'new Friday' - and you're out with your friends enjoying after-work drinks at the Jam Tree o...

Telling Stories and Asking Questions

Oliver Jeffers | Posted 11.11.2013 | UK Entertainment
Oliver Jeffers

I've always been a very visual thinker, problem solver and storyteller. I have grown up this way, and always knew I wanted to make art for a living. I make two very distinct types of visual work, and although this was an accident, I can distinctly dissect how the separation occurred.

Cinema Release

James Conmy | Posted 11.11.2013 | UK Comedy
James Conmy

Despite the queues, despite the heavy closed door to Screen six that you can't open because you have your hands full, despite the criminal expense of junk food and the person sitting in front having some kind of afro tribute to Abraham Lincoln's hat, despite everyone's very best efforts to make it impossible - I do enjoy the cinema...

Dancing to Leeds Architecture

Drew McConnell | Posted 09.11.2013 | UK Entertainment
Drew McConnell

The Leeds crowd last night were well up for it. They took Peter's "Hello Manchester!" gag in good jest, and I think it was probably the first time I've seen a full 'widen it out, then smash it back in' circle pit at an indie show. It made me wonder, do Babyshambles have a bit of punk/hardcore fanbase crossover?

Care Bears and Nepenthe: Exclusive Q&A with Julianna Barwick

J.L. Sirisuk | Posted 08.11.2013 | UK Entertainment
J.L. Sirisuk

The music of Julianna Barwick transcends the expression of emotion evoked purely from language. The Brooklyn based, Louisiana born artist creates a lush and magically hypnotizing universe of sound by looping her voice into a layered and emotionally compelling world of melody.

Luisa Zissman: Staying on Top

Sammy Sultan | Posted 07.11.2013 | UK Entertainment
Sammy Sultan

For those of you unfamiliar with the name Luisa Zissman, you are unfamiliar with the current British celebrity hierarchy. Zissman has entered the party with immediate B/C list status. Her role as runner up on The Apprentice has effectively launched her 'it' girl status. Hardly a day passes without an update on her life by the British tabloids. And I for one- am pleased.