UK Entertainment

Teen's Plea To Help Her Pursue Acting Dream

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 30.05.2013 | UK Universities & Education

A teenager who dreams of being an actress is desperately trying to raise money to fund her education after she won a place at a prestigious acting sch...


Russell Brand | Posted 28.07.2013 | UK
Russell Brand

Extremists on both sides have a shared agenda: division, distrust, anger and violence. The answer is not for us to move further from one another, crouched in opposing fortresses constructed from vindictive words. We need now to move closer to one another, to understand one another.

Can't Leave Without Touching It

Chanel de Yong | Posted 28.07.2013 | UK Style
Chanel de Yong

From slinky, sensuous, sexy, silk lingerie, to rough textured coats, us humans cannot shop or even 'browse shop' without touching clothes around us. Surrounded by the array of textures, colours and fabrics we cannot help our selves but touch or pick up the piece of clothing. This is almost like a drug!

PICTURES: 'Hairy' Helicopter Drama For Charles And Camilla

PA | Posted 23.05.2013 | UK

The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall sat through a "hairy" mid-air drama when an in flight emergency forced them to land minutes after take...

Student Musician Of The Week: Tom Hancock

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.05.2013 | UK Universities & Education

This week's student musician is Tom Hancock, a 21-year-old politics student at the University of York. We sat down with Tom for a few minutes to se...

Comedy? It Isn't Funny Anymore

Jason Holmes | Posted 29.07.2013 | UK Comedy
Jason Holmes

Such is the tedium served up these days, making stark the realisation that the bile and satire of 30 years ago has vanished. Watching such inchoate comedy (I'm not sure it's even stand-up) is like having your leg humped by a glove puppet: it's attention grabbing but without the necessary aggression which is key to the best comedy.

Is 'The Apprentice' Giving Entrepreneurship a Bad Name?

Christopher Hall | Posted 22.07.2013 | UK
Christopher Hall

So, it's started again. For the next three months the viewing public will be treated to and will lap up a 'fly on the wall' vision of what makes an entrepreneur - except we won't and it isn't. But many people, who aren't in the know, will think it's meant to be this way.

What Does 'Shameless' Mean to Me?

Karen Bryson | Posted 21.07.2013 | UK Entertainment
Karen Bryson

When I look back at my time on Shameless over the last three years, I honestly feel a warmth. The shows spirit, the characters, the writing, the crazy story lines, the constant pushing of boundaries. I am filled with a sense of pride, that I was part of such a groundbreaking iconic show. Like they say..." All good things, come to an end.

It's A Boy!

PA | Posted 20.07.2013 | UK Entertainment

Manchester United star Wayne Rooney and his wife Coleen have had a second son, the couple announced today. Mrs Rooney gave birth to Klay Anthony Ro...

Eight Amazing UK Festivals You Haven't Heard Of | Posted 19.07.2013 | UK Entertainment

Wellies at the ready: it's nearly festival season. Whether you fancy a hip happening the Highlands, a DJ set in Wales or niche nighttime fun in Northampton, here are just eight of my favourite lesser-known festivals; and I think some of them may surprise you.

PICTURES: Jess Ennis Gets Hitched

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 18.05.2013 | UK

Olympic champion Jessica Ennis wore a winning smile on Saturday - as she married her long-term partner at a church in Derbyshire's Peak District. Byst...

Does Dancing Raccoon Impress On 'Britain's Got Talent'?

PA | Posted 17.07.2013 | UK Entertainment

A dancing raccoon and a painting donkey will be seen trying to steal Pudsey's crown as the nation's most skilful pet on tonight's Britain's Got Talent...

Student Musician Of The Week: Electro House Band We Are Woken

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.05.2013 | UK Universities & Education

Meet We are Woken, an Electro House production/band from the University of Exeter, made up of law student Tudor Davies (Production/Vocals) and busines...

The Virtues of Trash Television

Hayley Morgan | Posted 15.07.2013 | UK Entertainment
Hayley Morgan

When I was small, smaller than I am now, I learned a wise lesson from my Godmother, who, despite being very learned and cultured, loved nothing more than watching Blind Date on a Saturday night. At first I wondered why; eventually I realised she was interested in people for people's sake.

Believe in Eurovision!

Bonnie Tyler | Posted 16.07.2013 | UK Entertainment
Bonnie Tyler

So here we are: I'm going to be flying the flag for the United Kingdom at the 58th Eurovision Song Contest this year in Malmo, Sweden. And what's more - I am completely honoured to do it! I have to be honest, I wasn't sure at first - but then it suddenly dawned on me that this is an incredible thing. It's an amazing opportunity to represent your country for doing something you love. In actual fact my husband Robert had represented the UK in the Olympic Games at judo in 1972. So we are two halves of a couple who have both done something for their country. Now that can't be bad!

An Oxford Companion to Surviving a Zombie Apocalypse

Daniel Parker | Posted 15.07.2013 | UK Comedy
Daniel Parker

As May is International Zombie Awareness Month, I offer my bloodied hand to guide you through the five things you need to know to survive a zombie apocalypse... armed only with some of Oxford University Press's finest online products and a ferocious temper. Are you ready? Let's go!

Film Review: Byzantium

Jack Pelling | Posted 15.07.2013 | UK Entertainment
Jack Pelling

I think we can all agree that the last thing the film world needs as another tale of mopey, bloodsucking teenagers, but Neil Jordan's latest vampirical tale, Byzantium, is clearly doing everything it can to distance itself from the world of Stephanie Meyer.

The Jolie Backlash Has Started

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 15.05.2013 | UK

Angelina Jolie has won world wide praise for making her recent double mastectomy public - but a backlash against the Tomb Raider actress has already s...

MUSIC BOX: Daft Punk Still Top

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Dean | Posted 14.05.2013 | UK Entertainment

CHART TOPPERS Electronic duo Daft Punk, featuring Pharrell Williams and Chic guitarist Nile Rodgers, have held onto the number one spot in the sing...

The Week That Was: With Friends Like These

Carla Buzasi | Posted 11.07.2013 | UK
Carla Buzasi

As the prime minister's only black, working-class advisor moves to a part-time role, amid suggestions he was pushed out by the Etonian clique with which David Cameron has chosen to populate Downing Street, the charges of elitism are only going to get worse. You can be celebrated for writing a hit TV show like Girls even if you get your ethnic mix off-kilter, especially if you take the criticism on the chin and don't duck the issue, but it's far harder when you're running the country.

Davidson 'Not Interviewed' Over Falklands Claims Of Historic Sexual Abuse

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.05.2013 | UK

A lawyer for the entertainer Jim Davidson said on Saturday that his client has not been interviewed over an alleged historic sexual offence carried ou...

Is The Zombie Revival Dead?

Planet Ivy | Posted 10.07.2013 | UK Entertainment
Planet Ivy

With dystopian sci-fi ascending to become the go-to genre for big-budget productions (see Oblivion, Star Trek and The Hunger Games), bastardised gothic-horror is finally being beaten into submission, receding into the shadows like a sparkly vampire. Hurrah.

More Lion's Fat, Ma'am? Bizarre Birth Customs from History

Amy Licence | Posted 10.07.2013 | UK
Amy Licence

With the Duchess of Cambridge now in her final trimester, the UK is anticipating the arrival of a new future monarch this July. There has never been a better time to give birth. Really, I'm not just offering that as a platitude, the customs and advice relating to pregnancy and birth in the past make for horrific reading. Of course, the lack of hygiene and gynaecological understanding caused untold suffering but setting mortality rates aside, midwives and the fashionable male accouchers of the past had some strange ideas about what was best for their patients.

Social Media for Upcoming DIY Artists: Branding Doesn't Bite

Pippa Moyle | Posted 08.07.2013 | UK Entertainment
Pippa Moyle

How can you convince people to listen to your music if you don't have any way to communicate with them? How can you put across the actual music without finding a way of playing it to them? How can you expect people to spend money on you when they have no idea what they're paying for?

'No Evidence' West Yorkshire Police Protected Savile

PA | Posted 09.07.2013 | UK

A review into a police force's contacts with Jimmy Savile has concluded that there is no evidence its officers protected him from arrest or prosecutio...