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Why Radio 1 Moving The Rock Show to Sunday Night Is Smart. Really Smart.

Paul Piggott | Posted 12.11.2014 | UK Entertainment
Paul Piggott

Sunday 7 September 2014 saw the launch of Dan P Carter's Radio 1 Rock Show in its new (and brilliantly positioned) Sunday night slot on BBC Radio 1. It's a big statement, and one that should be congratulated, from the most important media outlet for new music in the UK.

The Human Zoo and the Masturbation of White Guilt

Akala | Posted 12.11.2014 | UK Entertainment
Akala

So as you have probably heard. An 'artist' named Brett Bailey thinks it is creative and innovative to showcase black humans in a mock zoo for the entertainment of white 'liberals' at the Barbican Centre... This 21st Century recreation of the very real human zoos is disgusting, deplorable and aims to do none of the things its supporters claim it does. I'll explain why.

Which Opera Are You?

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah O'Meara | Posted 25.09.2014 | UK Entertainment

Each year, the BP Big Screens programme broadcasts live performances to cinemas across the country, thrilling thousands of opera lovers. 2014 mark...

Black Actress Arrested After She Kisses White Husband In Public

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 15.09.2014 | UK

US actress Daniele Watts says she is angry and frustrated after she was arrested by police because they saw her kissing her husband in public, and app...

FAMY: A Brilliant Debut Album

Sammy Sultan | Posted 11.11.2014 | UK Entertainment
Sammy Sultan

This week I went to see my friends' band, on the eve of their debut album launch. It was an industry graduation, with them playing inside legendary record shop, Rough Trade (west). I know they are my friends and I sound like a proud mum at parents evening, but this band is a teeny, weeny bit special.

It's Not Fat Shaming, It's Honesty

Katie Hopkins | Posted 30.12.2014 | UK Entertainment
Katie Hopkins

The author of a report says we should avoid calling people fat and should use the term overweight or obese instead. As a fat bird, I disagree. The one thing I need as a fat person is tough love. I put this weight on intentionally and it will be a struggle to lose it.

MIC:NYC Exclusive - Stevie Needs to Choose Between Billie or Stephanie... Before It's Too Late

Francesca Newman-Young | Posted 11.11.2014 | UK Entertainment
Francesca Newman-Young

Stevie obviously likes Billie, but there's so much history and unfinished business with Stephanie. He couldn't stop smiling when he saw her. Ouch. What is he going to do? If he knew what was best for him he would politely cool things off with Billie. You can cut the sexual tension between Stephanie and him with a knife. Will he make the right decision?

Celebrity Nude Pictures - A Survival Guide

Dan Miles | Posted 09.11.2014 | UK Comedy
Dan Miles

to celebrate your love through the medium of photography, or perhaps, the making of amateur motion pictures. This is nothing to be ashamed of, and what happens in the privacy of your own home, or perhaps, workplace should remain private and confidential.

'Celebrity Big Brother' - An Unusually Depressing Affair

Dom Joly | Posted 09.11.2014 | UK Entertainment
Dom Joly

The problem is that the original concept of "celeb" reality shows was to mix a set of different "celebs" together so that you could see what they were really like behind their public facades. In Celebrity Big Brother almost everyone is "famous" for being in their own reality shows... This means that we already know what they are like. That is the point of the shows they are already on. It's very confusing.

'Prozac Nation': 20 Years On

Victoria Sadler | Posted 09.11.2014 | UK Entertainment
Victoria Sadler

In September 1994 Elizabeth Wurtzel's first book Prozac Nation was published and a new era of confessional-style memoir was born. Further than that, Elizabeth's frank and unsympathetic portrayal of her battles with depression was revolutionary in a way that now, even 20 years later, we're still getting used to...

Yes, I Was a Glamour Model, But Do I Have to Be Defined By This Sexed-Up Image of My Eighteen-Year-Old Self Forever?

Keeley Hazell | Posted 09.11.2014 | UK Entertainment
Keeley Hazell

It dwells on me as I stare at the Internet version of myself, I don't want to delete my past entirely... People change. People can be more than one thing. We all deserve 'the right to be forgotten' not to censor our mistakes, so our Google personas don't solely dictate who we are. I guess writing about reinvention is the easy part; it's fighting for it in reality that's the challenge.

HIMYM's Alternate Ending Gets it Right

Chris Whiting | Posted 08.11.2014 | UK Entertainment
Chris Whiting

The alternate ending was simply unquantifiably better than the original. Thank you, Carter Bays and Craig Thomas for rectifying your horrendous blunder. I think it's best we all pretend that the original ending never happened. At least now, I won't have to sell my HIMYM boxset on eBay.

Let's Not Get Carried... But Let's Get Excited!

Mark Foster | Posted 08.11.2014 | UK Sport
Mark Foster

I have always maintained for some of our swimmers being the best in Britain is the be all and end all - but this does not apply anymore. This year, this is changing... After the Commonwealth Games and now the Europeans, we have several events where we have five people in the top 20 in the world. Now that's real depth.

Lulu Guinness's Top Ten Fashion-Meets-Art Moments

Tate | Posted 07.11.2014 | UK Entertainment
Tate

The British accessories fashion designer Lulu Guinness OBE shares her top ten moments where the worlds of art and fashion collide following a recent visit to Mondrian and his Studios at Tate Liverpool...

Why Sam Smith's Comments About Not Being a Gay 'Spokesperson' Are Completely Unhelpful

Daniel Welsh | Posted 05.11.2014 | UK Entertainment
Daniel Welsh

What I'm saying to Sam Smith is that he might not want to be a spokesperson for gay rights, but as far as I care he doesn't really have a choice in the matter. If he wants to sit next to Katy Perry and Miley Cyrus at the VMAs, then he's going to have to face up to the fact that his words have weight to them now.

Burlesque and Feminism: What Is This Thing We Call 'Woman'?

Ellie Holland | Posted 05.11.2014 | UK Entertainment
Ellie Holland

70% of a typical audience at a burlesque show will be women. Given that dynamic, can you really say that burlesque is performed for the male gaze? It's a profession produced by women for women and celebrates diversity in body shape, age and sexuality.

What to Look Out for at the 58th BFI London Film Festival

Tom Linay | Posted 05.11.2014 | UK Entertainment
Tom Linay

Summer is over, just look outside for proof, but right around the corner to help combat those post-summer blues is the UK's premier film extravaganza, the 58th BFI London Film Festival... I've picked out a few of the key highlights so you can be first in the queue when the tickets go on sale on 18 September.

Secrets of Presenting the Weather

Kirsty McCabe | Posted 05.11.2014 | UK Entertainment
Kirsty McCabe

To be honest, I don't really mind being called a brolly dolly or a weather girl, quite frankly it's nice to be thought of as a girl given that I'm a married mum of two closer in age to 40 than 30. But there is more to the job of weather presenting than meets the eye, so here's my insider's guide.

MIC:NYC EXCLUSIVE - Stevie Wins Over Billie But Is Stephanie Pratt Back on the Scene?

Francesca Newman-Young | Posted 05.11.2014 | UK Entertainment
Francesca Newman-Young

I may have left New York, but I was still keeping tabs on my Chelsea pals and especially on my roomie, Binky. Alex made the right decision leaving New York, and with the support of her sister, AL, Alex will soon be a faded memory.

Student Tells Professor She Won't Be Attending Class. Why? Because It's Beyoncé's Birthday

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.09.2014 | UK Universities & Education

A student emailed her professor to politely inform him she wouldn't be attending class. Why? Because it was "the Goddess that is Queen Beyoncé Knowle...

Charli XCX: From Hertfordshire Girl to International Pop Star

Jasmine Dotiwala | Posted 05.11.2014 | UK Entertainment
Jasmine Dotiwala

A quick check on twitter confirms that she's spent the past year flying across the globe daily, for tours and promo, as well as having been nominated for loads of global ''ones to watch'' and awards this year. So, she's a bona fide singer songwriter that's flying that British flag globally.

To Fat and Back - Katie Hopkins' Whirlwind Tour

Rae Mullins | Posted 04.11.2014 | UK Entertainment
Rae Mullins

Yes, the rumours you've heard are correct. The one and only Ms Hopkins is putting her body through its paces as she consumes over 6000 calories a day in a bid to put on 3 ½ stone for a new TV documentary... Katie will then attempt to regain her previous body, showing us loosing weight ain't so hard.

Look No Further: Here Are the People Pleasers!

Jamie Oliver's Food Tube | Posted 04.11.2014 | UK Entertainment
Jamie Oliver's Food Tube

Whether a well planned evening of fine dining or a spontaneous supper with the neighbours, we've recipes for the masses! So stop stressing, start smiling...

Foodie Films to Feast Over

Emily Curson-Baker | Posted 04.11.2014 | UK Entertainment
Emily Curson-Baker

Julie & Julia gets the balance just right for me, time and time again, even now I feel a call to watch it as it contained so much hidden inspiration and some very wise words. Depending on how I am feeling, I get different messages from this film.

GQ's Defence Of Blair's 'Philanthropist' Award Has Been Worth Waiting For..

The Huffington Post UK | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 04.09.2014 | UK

GQ Magazine has defended its decision to name Tony Blair its "Philanthropist of the Year" after the award was widely met with disbelief and horror. ...