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What Television Can Learn From Yahoo

Dawn Airey | Posted 29.04.2014 | UK Entertainment
Dawn Airey

Television is still the ultimate lean-forward experience. It has shown that it can embrace digital opportunities, and is now beginning to understand how its content can be delivered and monetised worldwide in a way that wasn't possible ten years ago. As Darwin pointed out, you don't have to be the strongest to survive, you just need to be adaptable, and TV has shown that it can be just that. But there are still reefs ahead on which TV could founder. Television may be adaptable, but it is not very good at changing course quickly.

On The Set of '24'

Fez Sayed | Posted 29.04.2014 | UK Entertainment
Fez Sayed

Uniquely set in real time, the show initially ran from 2001-2010 but is currently in production (in London in fact), for a new miniseries entitled 24: Live Another Day, airing in May this year.

From Benefits Street to Famous, Rich and Hungry - Poverty Porn? Nah, It's Just Reality TV

Dave Clements | Posted 28.04.2014 | UK Entertainment
Dave Clements

Next month, as part of the Sport Relief season of programmes (I know, yawn), we lucky viewers will be treated to seeing the likes of the Dragon's Den's Theo Paphitis and some spoilt rich 'star' off Made in Chelsea quite literally slumming it with people living in 'food poverty' (whatever that is supposed to mean).

Ex-Rockers Jarvis and Matthews Go Head-to-Head for Broadcaster of the Year at BPG Awards

Maisie McCabe | Posted 28.04.2014 | UK Entertainment
Maisie McCabe

In this blog last year I challenged the commercial radio industry to ensure that one of their number was among the list of nominees for the BPG Radio Awards in 2014. I am delighted to say that for the first time in many, many years there is a commercial nominee included among some wonderful nominees from the BBC...

The Rumours Were True! Dolly Parton IS Playing Glastonbury 2014!

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 27.02.2014 | UK Entertainment

SEE ALSO 'It Costs A Lot To Look This Cheap': 30 Superb One-Liners From Dolly Parton (PICTURES) Great news, y'all - Dolly Parton is performing at G...

Newsnight: Jeremy Paxman Versus Jerry Springer

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 26.02.2014 | UK

It was Jeremy versus Jerry on the exploitation of poor people on Wednesday's Newsnight, with Springer sparring over whether journalism is a more shame...

Independent Scotland Would 'Leave' The BBC, Warns Maria Miller

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 27.02.2014 | UK

Maria Miller has warned Scotland that a vote for independence would be a vote to "leave" the BBC. Speaking at the Oxford Media Convention, the Culture...

Dizzee Rascal And Jennifer Hudson Confirmed For WE Day

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 26.02.2014 | UK

Dizzee Rascal and Jennifer Hudson have been added to the star-studded list of performers at the UK's first ever WE Day. The pair will join singer E...

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.