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Luisa Zissman: Staying on Top

Sammy Sultan | Posted 07.11.2013 | UK Entertainment
Sammy Sultan

For those of you unfamiliar with the name Luisa Zissman, you are unfamiliar with the current British celebrity hierarchy. Zissman has entered the party with immediate B/C list status. Her role as runner up on The Apprentice has effectively launched her 'it' girl status. Hardly a day passes without an update on her life by the British tabloids. And I for one- am pleased.

Lessons From the Den

Bev James | Posted 06.11.2013 | UK
Bev James

The ever popular Dragons' Den has returned to our TV screens once again and watching a recent episode made me think just how daunting the process of pitching to a potential new client or customer can be.

Spotify - Friend Or Foe?

Horace Trubridge | Posted 08.11.2013 | UK Entertainment
Horace Trubridge

The most interesting thing about the mainstream media reportage on the Spotify artist royalty debate is that in all the coverage I have read there has been hardly any reference to what the main problem is. The main problem is certainly not what Spotify pays the record companies and publishers... The problem here is what the record companies pass on to the artists.

Newsjack's Back - The Show You Can Write for, and Should

Gabby Hutchinson Crouch | Posted 27.02.2014 | UK Comedy
Gabby Hutchinson Crouch

Fellow writers, comedy fans and people prone to going "I could do that" - Radio 4 Extra's Newsjack is about to start a new series. As well as being very funny, it has an open door policy. You can write for it. In fact, if you're interested in getting in to writing comedy for radio, I'm going to go as far as saying that you really, really should write for it.

Guess Who Won The Ratings War

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 08.11.2013 | UK Entertainment

Strictly Come Dancing has stepped ahead of The X Factor as the shows clashed for the first time this year. The BBC1 contest drew an average audienc...

Stagediving and Town Planning

Drew McConnell | Posted 06.11.2013 | UK Entertainment
Drew McConnell

Newcastle Academy... Well, it kicked off again. Peter stagedived during Babyshambles the song and the whole place went haywire. Normally when he does that it takes a minute or two, tops, before he crawls out. Tonight he was basically the rugby ball in a scrum of Northern Shamblites for a full ten minutes.

Huflington Blag #2

Drew McConnell | Posted 05.11.2013 | UK Entertainment
Drew McConnell

Our guitar tech Brucie, usually conservative in his praise, has just climbed on board the bus announcing tonight's show to be his "favourite Shambles gig ever". Not to fill this blog the HP have kindly offered me with self approbation, but if we continue in this vein its going to be a smasher of a tour. Splendid.

Babyshambles Back on the Road

Drew McConnell | Posted 04.11.2013 | UK Entertainment
Drew McConnell

We played great, despite the usual disorder of stagediving kids spilling over the monitors onto our pedals (disconnecting them and breaking leads in the process). Peter in all honesty hasn't been as present as the rest of the band at rehearsals, but he remembered the lyrics for all the new songs pretty well.

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WATCH: Women Get Their Own Back On Robin Thicke.. | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 03.09.2013 | UK Universities & Education

Three female students have become a YouTube sensation overnight after parodying Robin Thicke's controversial "Blurred Lines" video - and making their ...

There Are Too Many Immigrants, Says Vinnie Jones

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 03.09.2013 | UK

Tough guy Vinnie Jones has attacked the number of immigrants in England - although he is himself a migrant living in the United States. Los Angeles...

Ten Facts About Disney's the Little Mermaid*

Roger Crow | Posted 31.10.2013 | UK Entertainment
Roger Crow

*Seven confirmed by the woman who provided her voice. But first, the plot... It's not easy being 16, especially when you're half-girl, half-fish. Y...

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.