UK Entertainment

The Only Way Is 'Strictly'?

Huffington Post UK | Posted 06.03.2014 | UK Entertainment

Mark Wright has revealed that he’s in talks to star in the next series of ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ however rumours that he will be joined by fian...

Porn Is Not Your Friend So Why Do You Hang Out With Him So Much?

Brett Goldstein | Posted 05.05.2014 | UK Comedy
Brett Goldstein

Porn is no longer my friend. We don't hang out at all, and I have defriended him on Facebook. And now the internet has become a place where you have to sign petitions that you are not sure are just chain letters and watch videos of people being nice to each other, or busking and no one noticing that they are Yehudi Menuhin, or drunk people dancing with policeman or whatever.

#SaveBBC3: 9 Top Shows Created On The Digital Channel

Huffington Post UK | Rachel McGrath | Posted 06.03.2014 | UK Entertainment

Recent news that BBC3 is likely to be axed by the corporation’s executives has left fans - and many of the channel's own high profile stars - crying...

Watch: Cate Blanchett's Cringey '90s TV Ad

Huffington Post UK | Posted 06.03.2014 | UK Entertainment

A cringe-worthy Tim Tams commercial starring Cate Blanchett has emerged online - though with a Best Actress Oscar sitting on her mantelpiece, the Auss...

FIRST LOOK: Sheridan Smith Stars In New Drama 'The Widower'

Huffington Post UK | Rachel McGrath | Posted 05.03.2014 | UK Entertainment

New drama 'The Widower', starring Sheridan Smith and Reece Shearsmith is set to hit TV screens later this month. The three-part series is based on...

Surely the Death of BBC3 Is a Good Thing for New Talent?

Andrew Telling | Posted 05.05.2014 | UK Entertainment
Andrew Telling

The truth is, as a traditional television channel, BBC3 was always a flawed proposition that could never adequately fulfil its objectives. But online, the game changes beyond recognition. It can finally be the champion of breaking talent. It can at last be a true bastion of originality.

Why I Love My Job as a Make-up Designer on 'Dancing on Ice'

René Metcalfe | Posted 05.05.2014 | UK Entertainment
René Metcalfe

Every morning I wake up and I love my job! All the celebrities I have worked with have been great! It's such a fun show to work on and everyone has embraced the glitter and glamour of Dancing On Ice...

#SaveBBC3: Could The Channel Be Set For The Chop?

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 05.03.2014 | UK

BBC3, the channel that has brought you such gems as Don't Tell The Bride And Hotter Than My Daughter, now has its future in doubt, with plans to tran...

Too Many Films....Not Enough Time: Reflections on Rotterdam and Berlin Film Festivals

Mark Cosgrove | Posted 05.05.2014 | UK Entertainment
Mark Cosgrove

"Too many films......not enough time," is a sentiment I heard a few times at this year's Berlin Film Festival. The Berlinale present approximately 200 films. Combine that with the European Film Market's in excess of 200 films and add in the 200 or so from the previous month's Sundance and Rotterdam and well, you have a lot of films to work your way through and only so much time.

Is CBB Jim About To Get His Second Big Break?

Posted 05.03.2014 | UK Entertainment

Love him or hate him, Jim Davidson could be making a return to TV screens soon, with talks to bring back his snooker-themed '90s show 'Big Break'. ...

'12 Years a Slave' - An Oscar Win That's Not Necessarily Good News

Bonnie Greer | Posted 04.05.2014 | UK Entertainment
Bonnie Greer

The truth is that whatever nationality you are in the West, if you are black in the arts, you are corralled, parcelled out, mediated... 12 Years a Slave may make it even harder for black American filmmakers to be financed, to have a shot at clutching that Oscar, too.

Broadchurch Females Head To Head For Top Acting Award

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.03.2014 | UK Entertainment

‘Broadchurch’ co-stars Olivia Colman and Jodie Whittaker are set to go head-to-head for the Best Female Actor prize at the Royal Television Societ...

Finals Here I Come

Ray Quinn | Posted 04.05.2014 | UK Entertainment
Ray Quinn

It's the final this Sunday and I'm going to re-double my efforts to come up with my best performance of the whole series. I will be quite happy that I won't have to be doing any more flying - it's wasn't my finest hour. I'll be keeping my feet on the ground in future - in all senses of the phrase.

11 Stars Who Have Surprisingly Never Won An Oscar

The Huffington Post UK | Daniel Welsh | Posted 05.03.2014 | UK Entertainment

After being pipped to the post on three separate occasions, it was widely believed this would be the year Leonardo DiCaprio would finally get an Oscar...

On Comedy, Neuroses, and the Royal Variety Performance - Meeting Mock the Week Star Hal Cruttenden

Claire Meadows | Posted 04.05.2014 | UK Entertainment
Claire Meadows

One of the top comedians working in the UK today, Hal Cruttenden's unique perspective on life sets him apart as a true original.

Judi Dench Doppelganger Fools Fans At The Oscars

The Huffington Post UK | Matt Bagwell | Posted 04.03.2014 | UK Entertainment

Despite being nominated for an Oscar, Dame Judi Dench wasn't actually at this year's ceremony, although many people thought she'd had a change of hear...

'It's The Closest I Have Ever Come To A Threesome'.

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.03.2014 | UK Entertainment

Cate Blanchett has revealed that since winning the Oscar for Best Actress on Sunday night she hasn’t let the award statue out of her sight - even go...

WATCH: Unknown To Represent UK IN Eurovision

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.03.2014 | UK Entertainment

This year’s UK entry to the Eurovision Song Contest has been confirmed as singer Molly Smitten-Downes, who will be performing a self-penned track ...

Newsnight: Benefits Street's 'White Dee' Doesn't Know Why She Hasn't Made Money From Show

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 03.03.2014 | UK

White Dee, star of the erstwhile Channel 4 documentary series Benefits Street, has slammed the broadcaster for lying to her about the name of the show...

Certainty

Ricky Ross | Posted 03.05.2014 | UK Entertainment
Ricky Ross

We are asked to believe companies are going to withdraw from Scotland because the future is so uncertain. Let's not be confused here. When they tell you about seeking clarity, the only clarification they would like is for someone to withdraw the possibility of a fairer and more democratic and therefore accountable state. Unfortunately that's not going to happen so they will continue to throw their toys out of the pram until such time as they know that independence is inevitable and then, like countless money minded people before them, they will work out that they'd be better off staying put as there is a very good chance of making money. Believe me, there will be so much more of this to come.

'I Should Like to Thank the Academy...' - The Psychology of Acceptance Speeches at the Oscars

Dr Raj Persaud | Posted 02.05.2014 | UK Entertainment
Dr Raj Persaud

A hidden pressure of Oscar night is the psychological tightrope narcissists tread on the red carpet. Convention requires they give an acceptance speech which thanks others and indicates humility - acknowledging the contribution of colleagues to their own success. But deep down do narcissists really believe this?

Harry to Make Appearance At We Day

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.02.2014 | UK

Prince Harry will be making an appearance at We Day next week. The Prince, whose own charities Sentebale and The Royal Foundation of The Duke and D...

Dissing Other Authors Can Be Dangerous--Or Not

Lev Raphael | Posted 30.04.2014 | UK Entertainment
Lev Raphael

When I was first starting out as a published author, and before my first book was published, a famous writer at an awards banquet offered me unsolicit...

Theatre Review: The One, Soho Theatre

Victoria Sadler | Posted 29.04.2014 | UK Entertainment
Victoria Sadler

On the face of it, an evening watching a play on the deterioration of a relationship from discontent to abuse might not seem desirable. But when the talent behind it is one of the country's finest up and coming theatre companies, then it most definitely is.

What Does Piers Morgan Tell Us About the Human Condition?

Geoff Lloyd | Posted 29.04.2014 | UK Entertainment
Geoff Lloyd

Announcing the demise of his US talkshow, Piers Morgan has found himself the guest of honour at a bukkake party of schadenfreude. Detractors of his vainglorious manner and weird little mouth are revelling in this blip of failure amidst best-selling books and transatlantic TV stardom. But what does this mean for civilisation?