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WATCH: Unknown To Represent UK IN Eurovision

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.03.2014 | UK Entertainment

This year’s UK entry to the Eurovision Song Contest has been confirmed as singer Molly Smitten-Downes, who will be performing a self-penned track ...

Newsnight: Benefits Street's 'White Dee' Doesn't Know Why She Hasn't Made Money From Show

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 03.03.2014 | UK

White Dee, star of the erstwhile Channel 4 documentary series Benefits Street, has slammed the broadcaster for lying to her about the name of the show...


Ricky Ross | Posted 03.05.2014 | UK Entertainment
Ricky Ross

We are asked to believe companies are going to withdraw from Scotland because the future is so uncertain. Let's not be confused here. When they tell you about seeking clarity, the only clarification they would like is for someone to withdraw the possibility of a fairer and more democratic and therefore accountable state. Unfortunately that's not going to happen so they will continue to throw their toys out of the pram until such time as they know that independence is inevitable and then, like countless money minded people before them, they will work out that they'd be better off staying put as there is a very good chance of making money. Believe me, there will be so much more of this to come.

'I Should Like to Thank the Academy...' - The Psychology of Acceptance Speeches at the Oscars

Dr Raj Persaud | Posted 02.05.2014 | UK Entertainment
Dr Raj Persaud

A hidden pressure of Oscar night is the psychological tightrope narcissists tread on the red carpet. Convention requires they give an acceptance speech which thanks others and indicates humility - acknowledging the contribution of colleagues to their own success. But deep down do narcissists really believe this?

Harry to Make Appearance At We Day

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.02.2014 | UK

Prince Harry will be making an appearance at We Day next week. The Prince, whose own charities Sentebale and The Royal Foundation of The Duke and D...

Dissing Other Authors Can Be Dangerous--Or Not

Lev Raphael | Posted 30.04.2014 | UK Entertainment
Lev Raphael

When I was first starting out as a published author, and before my first book was published, a famous writer at an awards banquet offered me unsolicit...

Theatre Review: The One, Soho Theatre

Victoria Sadler | Posted 29.04.2014 | UK Entertainment
Victoria Sadler

On the face of it, an evening watching a play on the deterioration of a relationship from discontent to abuse might not seem desirable. But when the talent behind it is one of the country's finest up and coming theatre companies, then it most definitely is.

What Does Piers Morgan Tell Us About the Human Condition?

Geoff Lloyd | Posted 29.04.2014 | UK Entertainment
Geoff Lloyd

Announcing the demise of his US talkshow, Piers Morgan has found himself the guest of honour at a bukkake party of schadenfreude. Detractors of his vainglorious manner and weird little mouth are revelling in this blip of failure amidst best-selling books and transatlantic TV stardom. But what does this mean for civilisation?

And the Winner Is... Steve McQueen

David McAlmont | Posted 29.04.2014 | UK Entertainment
David McAlmont

Still bothered by the fact that the British media doesn't think McQueen's remarkable achievement of note, I ask Lenny Henry if he thinks it appropriate to celebrate the fact that a black Briton has succeeded to this extent. Lenny is unequivocally celebratory. "Of course you should celebrate. He's a shooting star. Everything that Hollywood, even European directors strive for, he already is."

Seth Rogen Gives Emotional Speech To Congress About Alzheimer's Disease But Politicians Walk Out

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 28.02.2014 | UK

NEW YORK -- Actor Seth Rogen gave a funny yet touching speech to Congress on Wednesday to highlight the lack of funding for Alzheimer’s disease in t...

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.