UK Entertainment

Benedict Cumberbatch And Jimmy Fallon Swap Alan Rickman Impressions

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 14.10.2013 | UK Entertainment

If you thought Sherlock star Benedict Cumberbatch had become 'big' in Britain, his turn as Khan in the recent Star Trek sequel, as well as his current...

Sally Bercow Appears On ITV's Big Star's Little Stars With Tattoo

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 10.10.2013 | UK Entertainment

Sally Bercow has appeared on ITV’s Big Star’s Little Stars sporting a tattoo on her left shoulder with the names of her three children inked insid...

WATCH: Coolio Performs Gangsta's Paradise In Students' Front Room

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 16.10.2013 | UK Universities & Education

Students were treated to a surprise intimate gig with rapper Coolio after the Gangsta's Paradise singer swung by to cook dinner when they met him on a...

Loud Music: Bursts Your Eardrums and Bursts My Brain

Paul Charlton | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Comedy
Paul Charlton

Do you own a phone with accompanying ear/headphones, or perhaps an iPod/ equivalent MP3-type device? Yes? Ok, well do you ever ride public transport as well? If the answer to these questions is yes, then there's a chance this rant is aimed at you...

Are You Experienced?

Neil Cossar | Posted 04.12.2013 | UK Entertainment
Neil Cossar

On 5 Oct 1966, Jimi Hendrix, Mitch Mitchell, and Noel Redding played together for the first time. The Jimi Hendrix Experience was formed. I've seen just about all my favorite guitarists play live - Jimmy Page, Jeff Beck, Joe Walsh, Mark Knopfler, David Gilmour, Eric Clapton, Jonny Greenwood - none of whom disappointed. But if only I'd been born ten years earlier, I would've seen Jimi Hendrix (well, maybe!).

Streaming Sustainability?

Lohan Presencer | Posted 01.12.2013 | UK Tech
Lohan Presencer

Ministry of Sound recently became part of one debate after beginning legal proceedings against Spotify over the protection of our intellectual property. However, notwithstanding our own battle, I'd argue that there are bigger, fundamental questions to ask about Spotify - questions which affect our industry as a whole.

'The Larry Sanders Show': The 'Breaking Bad' of Sitcoms

Ed Cripps | Posted 30.11.2013 | UK Entertainment
Ed Cripps

The week that Breaking Bad finishes, it seems fitting (or the lowest form of hack opportunism to publish an article I've had marinating for months) to reappraise a show as revolutionary, allegorical and morally nebulous in a different genre...

Where Does 'Breaking Bad' Rank Among the Greatest Ever TV Series?

Matt Clough | Posted 30.11.2013 | UK Entertainment
Matt Clough

This week's finale of the critically acclaimed Breaking Bad achieved what most series dare only dream of, transcending the confines of the small screen to become a socio-cultural event, anticipated with not so much eagerness as frothing vigour and concurrently mourned by many like a death in the family...

Public Art: A Dual Medium to Express the Aspirations and Problems in Society

Lucy Orta | Posted 29.11.2013 | UK Entertainment
Lucy Orta

Public art plays an integral role in any big city. Whether it's Paris, Berlin, Rio or in this case London - art created solely for public consumption and enjoyment should express the aspirations of that city's inhabitants, its visitors and its workers. An important injection of joy into the average person's day.

GTA V Signals the End for the Moral Crusade Against Games

Matt Clough | Posted 29.11.2013 | UK Tech
Matt Clough

For the first time in the series' illustrious history, the hype, combined with writers and gamers alike falling over each other to lavish praise on the game, has completely eclipsed the naysayers and detractors. The moral outcry that was meant to greet the game has simply failed to materialise. But why?

Kenyans Embrace a New Way of Life to Fight Hunger and Climate Change - With a Helping Hand from British Aid

Hugh Quarshie | Posted 27.11.2013 | UK
Hugh Quarshie

As an actor who has impersonated a consultant surgeon for over a decade, I have encountered a range of more or less dramatic medical conditions. But nothing can prepare you for the sight of sick and dying children. Seeing them struggle with common and preventable diseases shames you into a humble and helpless silence.

'The Female Buddy Comedy' - Rebecca Blumhagen Deliberates The Girl's Guide To Depravity, Season 2

Akeela Bhattay | Posted 26.11.2013 | UK Entertainment
Akeela Bhattay

Take the show Girls, fast-forward five years, incorporate a healthier, mature bank balance and a meandering road littered with complicated relationships, missed opportunities, misleading directions to love, the glint of a light at the end of an elusive tunnel, and you have The Girl's Guide to Depravity.

Why Channel 4's 'Sex Box' Is Worse Than Seedy Porn

Frank Furedi | Posted 26.11.2013 | UK Entertainment
Frank Furedi

Sex Box is actually worse than banal pornography because it masquerades as a public service project. In reality it is integral to a reality entertainment industry that has contributed to the consolidation of a culture that continually incites audiences to embrace the disclosure of intimate thoughts.

The Future of Sketch Comedy in Britain

Paul Charlton | Posted 26.11.2013 | UK Comedy
Paul Charlton

Comedy changes and evolves and each new pioneer creates a new format or puts a brand new spin on an old format. So the question now is where do we go from here?

It's the End of the X Factor as We Know It

Matt Clough | Posted 24.11.2013 | UK Entertainment
Matt Clough

"Simon Cowell ruined Christmas". Not my words, but those of inaugural X Factor winner Steve Brookstein. He's got a point. For a good chunk of the 2000s, the nefarious influence of Cowell's brainchild has poisoned the once pure well of musical excellence. However, the tide is finally turning...

Jake Gyllenhaal: Sexualit... Me!

Simon Thompson | Posted 23.11.2013 | UK Entertainment
Simon Thompson

Jake Gyllenhaal dresses well and he's good looking. He's also funny. He's also, having met and interviewed him a few times, nice and polite too. That's clearly a sign that he could be gay, right? Being a nice guy who dresses well? He might also smell great too, I don't know.

PICTURES: The Rise And Fall Of Miley's (Now Dirty) Tongue

The Huffington Post | Elliot Wagland | Posted 24.09.2013 | UK Entertainment

Miley Cyrus and her twerking bottom have made many a headline over the past few weeks. But now it seems Miley's extra long tongue is now diverting ...

The Connection Between 'Star Trek' and 'Glee'

Olly Lennard | Posted 19.11.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Olly Lennard

The shady tribes of people who manufacture television reportedly bandy the word 'aspiration' around quite often. 'Aspirational programming' is a genre-spanning term defining shows typically featuring healthy, conventionally attractive people leading comfortable, fun happy lives...

The Quietus, 'Point Close All Quotes' - A Review

Musa Okwonga | Posted 22.11.2013 | UK Entertainment
Musa Okwonga

The Quietus, frankly, doesn't care about taking less celebrated stances. But this is no teenage rebellion: this magazine's writers don't go to war for the sake for it. The essays in this compilation, diverse though they are, are united by one principle: that music matters, even when it is ostensibly as shallow as can be.

Tulisa 'Driven From Home' By EDL

Huffington Post UK | Posted 22.09.2013 | UK

Tulisa is "too scared" to stay in her house after she repeatedly spotted the leader of the EDL filming with a cameraman in a car outside her home, it ...

Restorative Justice: Is the Message Getting Through?

Javed Khan | Posted 20.11.2013 | UK Politics
Javed Khan

For years we have been arguing that victims want more than just punishment for their offenders - they want them to stop committing crimes and to understand the impact of those crimes. In some cases, victims even want a face-to-face explanation from the criminal about why they committed the offence. When these themes emerge in Albert Square I get the feeling the message is getting through.

Musician Of The Week: Lewis Smith And His 'Hauntingly Beautiful Rootsy Old Folk'

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 20.09.2013 | UK Universities & Education

| Are you a student musician or in a student band? Fancy appearing in our Student Musician of the Week series? Click here to find out more | Na...

Food and Music Join Together to Move the World

Claire Blackburn | Posted 18.11.2013 | UK Entertainment
Claire Blackburn

When combined together, food and music become all the more powerful, and could even have the potential to 'move the world'. A new campaign, the No Hunger Orchestra, is exploring how we can use food and music to inspire people to join the fight against hunger.

From Miley Cyrus to Banning Veils: The Problem Men Have With Women and Their Bodies

Dr Chris Allen | Posted 18.11.2013 | UK Politics
Dr Chris Allen

Just a few weeks after the public outcry about Miley Cyrus 'twerking' in a 'nude' bikini at the MTV Video Awards the last two weeks have seen a similar public outcry gaining apace about the wearing - or more precisely the banning - of the face veil worn by Muslim women... In both settings it is interesting how gender has been played out, in particular the role of men within them.

WATCH: Two Students Make Incredible Beats With Pens

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 18.09.2013 | UK Universities & Education

Shane Bang and his pen-tapping friend Kevin Ke both study at the University of Washington, Seattle. Shane said they both couldn’t afford drum sets g...