UK Entertainment

LOOK: Inside David Beckham and Gordon Ramsay's New Restaurant

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 31.08.2013 | UK

As if you'd expect anything else, Gordon Ramsay and David Beckham's new London restaurant is going to be a swanky affair, if the latest picture is any...

Edinburgh Post-Mortem

Matt Lacey | Posted 30.10.2013 | UK Comedy
Matt Lacey

Well, it's all over. All those places that were venues for the month have returned to their original usage as damp hovels. The people of Edinburgh can now walk through their streets unmolested by performers and promoters and the comedic and acting fraternities can return to being underemployed... So let's cut open the bloated corpse of the festival and peer inside to see what we've learnt.

Schoolgirl Dies After Suddenly Falling Ill At Reading Festival

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 29.08.2013 | UK Universities & Education

Parents of a schoolgirl who died after falling ill at Reading Festival last weekend have described the wait for answers as "unbearable". Esme Blore...

Talented Student Dies After Collapsing At Leeds Festival

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 28.08.2013 | UK Universities & Education

A student who was a talented musician and had plans to go to Manchester University has died after collapsing at Leeds Festival last weekend. Teenag...

Are Consoles Becoming Too Focused on "Entertainment"?

Vicky Dean | Posted 27.10.2013 | UK Tech
Vicky Dean

Since the PS3 and Xbox 360 the entertainment value from games consoles has been increased massively by the flexibility of these machines and their adaptability, from online gaming and buying DLC packs online, to streaming movies through services such as Netflix and Iplayers and watching a host of file formats through external devices.

Eating Noodles With Nobel Prize Winners: Why You Should Start a TEDx

Michael Metcalf | Posted 27.10.2013 | UK
Michael Metcalf

The thing that strikes me the most about this project is how empowering it is to all involved. You couldn't imagine another event where a frustrated call-centre worker would have the chance to have dinner with the physicist who announced the discovery of the Higgs Boson.

WATCH: Matt Damon Praises 'Conscientious' NSA Whistleblower Edward Snowden

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 27.08.2013 | UK

Matt Damon has entered the NSA surveillance row by speaking out in favour of whistleblower Edward Snowden. In an interview for the Alternate Cinema sh...

Sing as if No-One's Listening... Or Voting

Phil Evans | Posted 25.10.2013 | UK Entertainment
Phil Evans

As we lose these opportunities for communal and crucially non-judgemental music-making, we are allowing singing to be redefined as a 'talent'; something you can either 'do' or you can't. And nowhere is this more obvious than in the media.

Don't Make UK Cinemas a Victim of 'Small Government' Ideology

Phil Clapp | Posted 25.10.2013 | UK Entertainment
Phil Clapp

Keen followers of the cinema and film industry amongst you may know that the government is considering plans to change the way in which cinemas are licensed. While this might seem a trivial issue, anyone who cares about the cinema-going experience should take note.

Who's Bum Is This Amazing Tattoo Covering?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 27.08.2013 | UK Entertainment

Cheryl Cole’s famous back tattoo extends all the way down, a photo has revealed. Covering the Geordie girl’s entire bum cheeks, as well as the top...

BBC Faces £5,000 Bill Over Terror Alert

PA | Posted 16.08.2013 | UK

The BBC is facing criticism and a £5,000 bill after a terror alert at its northern headquarters in Salford. Bomb squad officers were called out an...

Springwatch Axe 'Put Me In Hospital For A Year'

PA | Posted 13.08.2013 | UK Entertainment

Naturalist Bill Oddie has lambasted the Government for being "ignorant and arrogant" and says that being axed from Springwatch put him in hospital for...

Big Brother - Week 8 Opinion

Matthew Davies | Posted 10.10.2013 | UK Entertainment
Matthew Davies

Perhaps there is a god after all! At last, the public have seen the light, the golden gates have opened; the b*tch is out! Possibly a month overdue, but it was about time Hazel got evicted.

The Edinburgh Fringe - The Amazing Bubble Man Is... Well... Amazing!

Bill Coles | Posted 07.10.2013 | UK Entertainment
Bill Coles

Truth be told, I had no idea you could do quite so many things with a bubble. I thought you just blew them up and then popped them - and if you were any good, then maybe you could make a really big bubble.

Top Five Emerging Icons Live: 12 Aug - 18 Aug 2013

Kat Jackman | Posted 06.10.2013 | UK Entertainment
Kat Jackman

Gig calendars at the ready? Nice work. We've got five awesome Emerging Icons gigs to tell you about, and you're gonna want to get these babies locked ...

Big Brother - Week 7 Opinion

Matthew Davies | Posted 05.10.2013 | UK Entertainment
Matthew Davies

This week was so dull that I actually had to remind myself to write a weekly recap. Does that say something about the fact this show is getting less interesting the longer it goes on?

Secret Garden Party 2013 Review: Relaxed Vibe Causes Problems for Partygoers

Octavia Sheepshanks | Posted 06.10.2013 | UK Entertainment
Octavia Sheepshanks

The Secret Garden Party festival's main selling point is not the music. Most people purchase their tickets before the headliners are even announced, a...

Emerging Icons Kymberley Kennedy, Saint Raymond, Alice Amelia, Black Lights and Martha's Man

Kat Jackman | Posted 05.10.2013 | UK Entertainment
Kat Jackman

This time we've got alternative RnB, feel-good acoustic, sexy soul, awesome alternative and perfect pop tunes to sort you right out.

BBC - Time to Think Again About Licence Fee

Tony Ballard | Posted 05.10.2013 | UK Entertainment
Tony Ballard

Finland has found a novel way around that problem. Since January, the licence fee has been replaced by a new mandatory Public Service Broadcasting (PSB) tax, payable at 0.68% of taxable income, but not less than €50 nor more than €140.

SO Over This Heatwave!

Chanel de Yong | Posted 04.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Chanel de Yong

Are you lying in bed completely naked in the starfish position with you're windows wide open and you're still hot? Have you got your first 'sula' (sweaty upper lip ALERT)? And, is your bag filled with four different water bottles? This British heat wave has definitely caused a dangerous behaviour pattern evident amongst all of us Brits and this bloody heat is the cause of it!

A Wormhole of an Anticipation for Nolan's Interstellar

Preetam Kaushik | Posted 01.10.2013 | UK Entertainment
Preetam Kaushik

Although the film is touted to have big Hollywood stars like Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Michael Caine and Topher Grace, the biggest star perhaps will be the imagination and the massive intellect of theoretical physicist, Kip Thorne.

The Future of Immersive Theatre

Harvey Goldsmith | Posted 02.10.2013 | UK Entertainment
Harvey Goldsmith

Imagine Nation has been created to build such theatres around the world with amazing productions to wow audiences. When asked, I immediately accepted to join the board and help deliver their vision. Imagine Nation is already working on its second production in Amsterdam, and the company has plans to grow rapidly.

Change My Mind: Which Was A Better Year For Music, 1995 or 2005?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 02.08.2013 | UK Entertainment

Channel 4 debuts That Music Show this Friday night, which will see two teams comprising of mouthy musicians and cocky comedians competing to find out ...

My First Time in Ibiza With Radio 1

B.Traits | Posted 01.10.2013 | UK Entertainment

This weekend I'll be packing my swim suit, sun block, and sunglasses into my usual DJ tool fitted travel bag. I'll be heading to the iconic Balearic Island that is Ibiza, to join my fellow Radio 1 DJs for my first 'BBC Radio 1 in Ibiza' experience.

Was 2005 a Better Year for British Music Than 1995?

Maggot | Posted 01.10.2013 | UK Entertainment

It's tough but don't discount 2005 as a lame duck in the history of music even if the biggest selling record of that year was James Blunt's You're Beautiful as there were many high points to celebrate (depending on your opinion) to go along with the inevitable lows of novelty hits...