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Why Are Indie Bands Storming the Album Charts?

Dan Tickner | Posted 28.04.2014 | UK Entertainment
Dan Tickner

You may have failed to notice that nestling between twitter-revived James Blunt and self-duet king Gary Barlow in last week's UK album charts were two acts whose albums you're unlikely to find sweeping through supermarkets anytime soon: Bombay Bicycle Club - last week's No.1, down to No.8 - and the week's second highest new entry, Temples, in at No.7.

Arctic Monkeys Are Big Winners At NME Awards 2014

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 27.02.2014 | UK Entertainment

The NME Awards 2014 winners have been announced, with the Arctic Monkeys picking up a raft of awards, along with Sir Paul McCartney (Songwriters' Song...

If You Love British Music, Give It a Future!

Crispin Hunt | Posted 28.04.2014 | UK Entertainment
Crispin Hunt

Last Wednesday's Brit Awards saw the great and the good pay tribute to the UK's finest musical talent. From David Bowie to Laura Mvula, the Arctic Monkeys to One Direction, the 2014 nominees demonstrate the incredible diversity that exists across the British music scene today...

He Walked the Line

Neil Cossar | Posted 27.04.2014 | UK Entertainment
Neil Cossar

Born on this day 26 February, 1932, was Johnny Cash. I can't think of anyone apart from Elvis who has had such an influence and hold on musical culture for over 40 years, the singer became an imposing and influential figure.

Oscars 2014: Can This Year's Acceptance Speeches Top These Cringeworthy Efforts? (VIDEO)

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 02.03.2014 | UK Entertainment

Here come the Oscars - a time to honour talent, to showcase couture, and of course, to take the mickey out of everyone who is more rich and famous tha...

Harold Ramis, Ghostbusters Star And Comedy Icon, Dead At 69

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.02.2014 | UK Entertainment

SEE ALSO: 'Harold Ramis, Thank You, We Love You': Twitter Tributes To Ghostbusters Star Harold Ramis, comedy legend and "Ghostbusters" star, has di...

How We Can Help Transform Communities This Fairtrade Fortnight

Cheska Hull | Posted 26.04.2014 | UK Entertainment
Cheska Hull

I have travelled quite a bit but this is my first time in Africa and Chelsea feels very far away. I feel immediately at home. A trip to Ghana showed me how easy it can be for us not to think about people living in poorer countries and about the farmers who grow so much of the food we eat.

Why I am Sticking With Girls

Eve Simmons | Posted 24.04.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Eve Simmons

I struggle to understand Season 3's lack of success in feeding my Girls addiction but I have fathomed a possible explanation. Girls like me like to see similar types on TV because it makes us feel an inch more normal...

Oh My Sweet Brick it's Magic - The Lego Movie Review

Mark Varley | Posted 24.04.2014 | UK Entertainment
Mark Varley

Phil Lord and Christopher Miller can obviously nail a keen visual style but as with their successful live action re-boot of 21 Jump Street, they have an acidic tongue too.

Chris Moyles Said He Was Second-Hand Car Dealer In Bid To Save £1m Tax

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.02.2014 | UK

DJ Chris Moyles claimed to be a second-hand car dealer in a bid to save up to £1 million in tax, a tribunal has found. A tax court named Moyles and t...

Happy Birthday Kurt Cobain

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 20.02.2014 | UK Entertainment

Had he lived, Thursday would have been Kurt Cobain’s 47th birthday. It’s hard to imagine the Nirvana frontman as a middle-aged man, but there...

'A Taste of Honey' as Sweet as Ever in National Theatre Revival

Victoria Sadler | Posted 21.04.2014 | UK Entertainment
Victoria Sadler

A Taste of Honey was one of the few plays I studied at school where my love for the piece wasn't ruined by lacklustre teaching. And in this passionate and dramatic revival at the National Theatre, all those ingredients that made the play so revolutionary when it debuted remain.

Who to Blame for the High Cost of Theatre Tickets? The Usual Suspects.

Tony Mckenna | Posted 21.04.2014 | UK Entertainment
Tony Mckenna

The rise of 'resale' sites - on-line companies which hoover up large swathes of tickets before selling them on at grossly inflated prices - has helped create a price-hike which has seen the average ticket in London's West End driven from £28.84 in 2001 - to £45.12 at the end of the decade.

Ronan - The One Farrow That Left the Scandals Behind and Ready to Make it Big

Preetam Kaushik | Posted 21.04.2014 | UK Entertainment
Preetam Kaushik

While Ronan has stayed away from publicity throughout his life, he's been making his presence felt this year prior to the launch of his talk show.

Brit Awards PR Disaster Is Priceless

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.02.2014 | UK

A PR company has blundered its way to Twitter fame by asking journalists to tweet plugs for a Brit award sponsor in return for tickets. Suggested t...

Eight Minutes Idle From Book to Screen

Matt Thorne | Posted 20.04.2014 | UK Entertainment
Matt Thorne

In the process from script to screen sacrifices have to be made. One of the scenes we were all delighted with was a ménage a trois where a woman ends up in bed with one man dressed as the Bristol Rovers pirate and the other as Bristol City's confusingly-named mascot Scrumpy the Robin. Unfortunately neither football club would give us permission to desecrate their poor mascots.

Computer Says No Thanks, You're Not My Type

Geoff Lloyd | Posted 19.04.2014 | UK Entertainment
Geoff Lloyd

The main obstacle to forming a relationship with a voice-activated computer assistant is embarrassment... It's the awkwardness of the interaction: It's impossible to talk to an electronic device without feeling ridiculous. Try it in public, and worry that anyone in earshot assumes you've had a full-on breakdown.

LOOK: Kate and Queen Host Drama Party At The Palace

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 18.02.2014 | UK

ome of Hollywood's leading actors were left starstruck by the Queen after she hosted a night in celebration of the UK's dramatic arts. The Buckingh...

Tasting Brad and Angelina's Wine

Tom Cannavan | Posted 18.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Tom Cannavan

The ultimate celebrity winemakers must be Bradd Pitt and Angelina Jolie, who bought the highly respected Provence estate of Chateau Miraval early last year. Their maiden vintage sold out almost instantly, so grab this 2013 now if you want some.

The Voice - Episode Six - My Voice on the Voice

Nathan Amzi | Posted 18.04.2014 | UK Entertainment
Nathan Amzi

So the time comes to step out onto that stage. You walk through the door to the stage, heart in your mouth, you are handed your mic and you walk down onto the stage... in Silence. That silence before the band starts feels like an eon. I wanted a black hole to swallow me up and make it all go away.

Mamma Mia! Abba's Outfits Were A Tax Avoidance Scheme

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.02.2014 | UK

The eye-wateringly garish outfits picked out in spangles, sparkles, bright colours and bold lines which made up Abba's trademark stage costumes were i...

Everyone's a Winner

Paul Bassett Davies | Posted 16.04.2014 | UK Comedy
Paul Bassett Davies

Our growing insistence on giving each other prizes is creating a culture that's beginning to seem like Sports Day at a progressive kindergarten, where no child goes home empty-handed, even if they fell over before their race began.

Who Are the Beatles of Our Era?

Joe Pennell | Posted 14.04.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Joe Pennell

Iconic status is difficult to achieve. To be recognised as the defining sportsman, politician, or artist of one's generation is, in many ways, the highest accolade that can be lauded on a public figure...

Philip Seymour Hoffman: A Man of Conflict and Pain and Guilt and Longing

Oliver Arnoldi | Posted 14.04.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Oliver Arnoldi

Playing the notoriously uncool music critic Lester Bangs in Cameron Crowe's 2000 film Almost Famous, Philip Seymour Hoffman remarks, 'great art is about conflict and pain and guilt and longing'. Found dead, alone, and with a needle of heroin in his arm in his New York apartment this month, the conflict and pain that linked so many of Hoffman's characters began to resonate with the final image of the man himself.

Sykes In The Driving Seat For BT Sport's MotoGP Coverage

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.02.2014 | UK Sport

Melanie Sykes will front BT Sport's coverage of the MotoGP. Sykes will present race weekends alongside alongside MotoGP experts, former British and...