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Duel Night on 'Dancing on Ice'

Ray Quinn | Posted 07.04.2014 | UK Entertainment
Ray Quinn

The thing about these shows is that they become hugely addictive for those competing. It's great fun doing a bit of dress-up on a Sunday night, getting your spray tan and being taught to do some pretty dangerous lifts and jumps every week.

Rastaman Vibration

Neil Cossar | Posted 07.04.2014 | UK Entertainment
Neil Cossar

Born on this day, 6 February 1945, Bob Marley, singer, songwriter and guitarist. Marley's influence is unparalleled, irrespective of race, colour or creed, he is credited with helping spread both Jamaican music and the Rastafari movement to a worldwide audience.

#Grief

Geoff Lloyd | Posted 07.04.2014 | UK Entertainment
Geoff Lloyd

Outsized reaction to celebrity death is not a new thing, it even has its own entry on Wikipedia: Mourning sickness. Its zenith in this country was the death of Diana, Princess of Wales, a period in our history during which we behaved so peculiarly that we still can't look each other in the eye whilst talking about it. A madness took us, like a Bacchanalian orgy, only with less orifice-filling and more commemorative crockery.

Weekly Wipe - It's Not Just Comedy

Alexander Leivesley | Posted 06.04.2014 | UK Entertainment
Alexander Leivesley

You might love Charlie Brooker, you might loathe him, but the fact is he and his show are really quite remarkable, because it really takes apart the horrendous products of modern television and really hits home the issue of shoddy mainstream journalism, something that many of us let easily slip by.

Working With the National Theatre: An Interview With Zack Momoh

Rhiannon Davies | Posted 05.04.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Rhiannon Davies

Emerging from the stage door of the National Theatre in a pair of jeans and simple t-shirt, Zack Momoh looks a world away from his role as the soldier/cyclist in the performance of From Morning to Midnight. He has only a few hours before he's back on stage for the evening show, yet he greets me with an easy smile and relaxes into an armchair in a room looking out over London's Southbank...

Celebrating 80 Years of Liberty's Ongoing Fight for Fairness and Freedom

Shami Chakrabarti | Posted 06.04.2014 | UK
Shami Chakrabarti

As we prepare for and look forward to this milestone, an exhibition charting our history opens in London this week. This exhibition not only takes us back to our roots, it's also a timely tribute to all we've achieved and the campaigners, writers and artists who've helped us along the way. It's quite the walk down memory lane, and fills us with inspiration and hope for the future as we prepare for the inevitable challenges and threats to our rights and freedoms ahead.

Will Self Talks To Jeremy Paxman On Newsnight About Drug Addiction Following Philip Seymour Hoffman's Death

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 03.02.2014 | UK

On Monday's Newsnight , author Will Self talked to Jeremy Paxman about heroin addiction in the wake of fresh details about the death of actor Philip S...

Philip Seymour Hoffman Found Dead

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 02.02.2014 | UK Entertainment

Philip Seymour Hoffman has been found dead in New York reports the Wall Street Journal. An official from the New York Police Department said the ac...

Scarlett Johansson Oxfam Saga Highlights Problem With NGOs and Charities

Joseph Blake | Posted 01.04.2014 | UK
Joseph Blake

If you asked the general public whether they believed in charity the overwhelming response would be yes. Of course charities do good work; no one can deny that charities help tens of thousands of vulnerable people in all manner of difficult situations. However, most of the mainstream charities and NGOs have become corporatised, choosing relationships with corporates and government instead of grassroots social change movements.

What's Shocking Here Is NOT Beyonce's Outfit, it's...

Mia Freedman | Posted 31.03.2014 | UK Entertainment
Mia Freedman

What shocked me was seeing Beyonce being all sexy with her husband, Jay-Z, who features in the song and shared the stage with her. Hot monogamy? Now that's not something you see every day.

Don't Pretend Benefits Street Is Fiction

Christian Guy | Posted 29.03.2014 | UK Politics
Christian Guy

Far from a one-off, clusters of social breakdown blight thousands of similar streets across Britain. The injustice is real and the costs to our country are high. When Benefits Street is over we can't just sit back and wait for a second series. We have seen and we must act.

Peter Capaldi Doctor Who Costume Revealed

PA | Posted 27.01.2014 | UK Entertainment

Where Matt Smith's Doctor had his bow tie, and Tom Baker had the scarf, the latest regeneration of the famous Time Lord could yet be defined by his da...

Why I Can't Keep Schtum on Liz Jones

Christina Franks | Posted 26.03.2014 | UK Entertainment
Christina Franks

It is with a degree of trepidation that I find myself coming to the defence of a woman who many believe is indefensible. In any case, under normal circumstances she can more than speak for herself.

Lena Dunham and Vogue

Rosa Doherty | Posted 25.03.2014 | UK Entertainment
Rosa Doherty

What big feminist point was Jezebel hoping to prove by exposing what we already know, that Vogue alters photographs?

Who Was The Wolf of Wall Street, Really? We're Still None The Wiser

Philip Ellis | Posted 25.03.2014 | UK Entertainment
Philip Ellis

'The Wolf of Wall Street' is, by many standards, a good film. Sure, it follows all of the predictable plot beats that any given "money and drugs in the Eighties" flick entails, but it makes up for its lack of narrative surprises with its strong central performances and highly stylised depictions of excess.

Forever in Blue Jeans

Neil Cossar | Posted 25.03.2014 | UK Entertainment
Neil Cossar

Born on this day, 24 January 1941, Neil Diamond, singer-songwriter. There's something very nice and warm about Neil Diamond - he's like an old friend, a comfy pair of slippers, he's your favourite uncle. You see, I'm saying all this and I've never even met the guy. But reading about him confirms my thoughts.

Ellie Goulding Tops We Day Extravaganza

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK

International charity Free The Children is bringing its leading youth event, We Day, to the UK for the first time on 7 March in a star-studded event a...

Living a Fairytale

Kimberly Wyatt | Posted 24.03.2014 | UK Entertainment
Kimberly Wyatt

Now I find myself flying to Innsbruck, Austria to film a TV show competing in winter sports. Almost a full circle of sorts.... just without the dancing. Unless I can dance on skis, which would be incredibly difficult! But even having the opportunity to compete with a five-time Olympic Gold Medalist is pretty awesome.

'Frozen' Is Almost Perfect, Except for These Two Things...

Mia Freedman | Posted 23.03.2014 | UK Entertainment
Mia Freedman

Brave's glorious Princess Merida walked that talk by rejecting the idea that a bunch of strangers should compete with each other to marry her. Instead, she competed with them to win her independence. Which she did. Go Merida. That's some impressive feminist ideology right there.

Stan Collymore And Piers Morgan Targeted By Twitter Trolls, Staffordshire Police Investigating

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK

Stan Collymore has lambasted Twitter for not tackling the problem of abusive tweets on its platform after the former England footballer once again bec...

Hugh Laurie Spark Russian Outrage Over Vodka Boycott

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK

Hugh Laurie has infuriated Russian commentators by calling for a boycott of the country's vodka following President Putin’s recent comments that gay...

Trump Wants To Run For President

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK

Donald Trump, the bewigged real-estate billionaire, has indicated he wants to run for the White House in 2016 to undo the legacy of Barack Obama. "...

Don't Call Lena Dunham a Genius

Jennifer Howze | Posted 22.03.2014 | UK Entertainment
Jennifer Howze

Ultimately the biggest problem with invoking that word is that it allows the media and us to pop her up onto the pedestal entitled "Woman Describing the Modern Female Experience" then return to our regular lives. We don't have to listen to other women with alternative experiences because, look, we've already got that one over there and see how much we idolise her?

Six of the Most Futuristic Gadgets of 2013

Shivvy Jervis | Posted 21.03.2014 | UK Tech
Shivvy Jervis

Last year was a spectacular year in tech - with a healthy mix of ups and downs - so I thought I'd do a quick retrospective blog on six of the many gadgets and gizmos I was most revved up by.

Which MP Is Cracking On To Myleen Klass?

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK

TV presenter, former popstar and graduate of I'm A Celebrity Myleene Klass posted the following teaser on her Instagram account on Thursday afternoon:...