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On Anglo-Welsh Identity and Dylan Thomas

Ben Gwalchmai | Posted 13.12.2014 | UK Entertainment
Ben Gwalchmai

This year's BBC production, A Poet in New York, felt like a sentimental backwash of Titanic proportions; the recent BBC Wales remake of Under Milk Wood also fell unfortunately short, so short that one Twitter commentator quipped it felt like an advert for Welsh lamb.

Johnny Rotten Thinks Voters Should All Ignore 'Bum Hole' Brand...

The Huffington Post UK | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 15.10.2014 | UK

UPDATE: Russell Brand Faces Fresh Attack Over 'Lazy-A*sed And Idiotic' Revolution Johnny Rotten has said everyone should ignore Russell Brand's a...

The X Factor: Still Standing Tall?

Paul Marshall | Posted 13.12.2014 | UK Entertainment
Paul Marshall

Saturday October 12 heralded the much trumpeted return of the X Factor live shows, which immediately raised one small question. One very very small question. Has Dermot got shorter since last year?

'Johnny Rotten' Just Gave A Beautifully Emotional Interview

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.10.2014 | UK Entertainment

John Lydon - better known as the hell-raising 'Johnny Rotten' - broke down in an interview with Channel 4's Jon Snow. The former Sex Pistol was dis...

#Wakeupcall Selfies Reach Staggering Numbers

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 10.10.2014 | UK

Jemima Khan's #wakeupcall selfie campaign for Unicef has reached over 300 million people, according to social marketing platform Spredfast, as more ce...

12 People Who Had The GBBO Final Result Ruined (Amazingly, Contains No Spoilers)

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 09.10.2014 | UK Entertainment

The nation was gripped last night as the 'Great British Bake-Off' reached its long-awaited final with... Well, we'll not spoil it for you if you ha...

'Success Is Not Final, Failure Is Not Fatal - It Is the Courage to Continue That Counts'

Will Young | Posted 07.12.2014 | UK Entertainment
Will Young

For years, failing was solely based on how I thought others saw me and how I felt I should be acting in accordance to how others were acting. "I haven't been photographed like this person has", "why don't I get in magazines like that person"... These thoughts were rife. What was missing actually was a concentration on what I actually wanted and thought was important.

Want To See The Next Ice Bucket Challenge..?

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 10.10.2014 | UK

Jemima Khan has kicked off a social media campaign that she is hoping will make as much money as the Ice Bucket Challenge and #NoMakeUpSelfie crazes. ...

Hard to Fake? Tears on Stage

Arnie Wilson | Posted 05.12.2014 | UK Entertainment
Arnie Wilson

This led me to ask a talented young actor friend, Ben Lambert, who has appeared in various films and stage plays, how actors manage to cry on demand. His reply fascinated me.

Rupert Grint Reveals How Much Harry Potter Earned Him... Sort Of

PA | Posted 04.10.2014 | UK Entertainment

Rupert Grint has described the amount of money he got paid for starring in the Harry Potter films as "kind of ridiculous" - adding that he does not kn...

Jeremy Clarkson Breaks Silence Over 'Terrifying' Argentina Falklands War Row

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 21.10.2014 | UK

Jeremy Clarkson has described the moment the Top Gear cast and crew were attacked by an angry crowd in Argentina as "the most terrifying thing I've ev...

Noise Noise Noise: Making Music, Not War

Neil Durkin | Posted 03.12.2014 | UK Entertainment
Neil Durkin

Which is superior - the undeniable beauty and grandeur of (say) Bach's Cantatas or the awe-inspiring grindcore histrionics of fellow German musicians Afterlife Kids? Answer: they're both good

Twenty-Five Years Later, The Heat Is Still On for 'Miss Saigon'

Daniel Welsh | Posted 02.12.2014 | UK Entertainment
Daniel Welsh

Like any red-blooded 23-year-old male, musical theatre is one of my biggest loves, yet until last week I had managed to go my entire life without catching one of Cameron Mackintosh's most beloved shows, Miss Saigon.

What's Your Comfort Food?

Jamie Oliver's Food Tube | Posted 02.12.2014 | UK Entertainment
Jamie Oliver's Food Tube

Whether it's hours in the kitchen making the ultimate lasagne, cooking an insane burger on the barbecue with some friends, or a reviving ramen when you're feeling down...

Music and the Arts Should Not Be Relegated in Our Children's Lives

James Rhodes | Posted 30.11.2014 | UK Entertainment
James Rhodes

For decades politicians have put education at the top of the agenda. But we seem to have ended up with a target and league-table based system, and a too-narrow focus. Head teachers are under tremendous pressure to ensure that targets around literacy and numeracy are met... From what I've seen, creativity in the curriculum is being squeezed hard.

'Inherent Vice' Trailer Could Be The Coolest One You See This Year

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.09.2014 | UK Entertainment

The much-hyped trailer for 'Inherent Vice' has been aired, with Joaquin Phoenix depicting a drug-fuelled detective in LA on the hunt for his missing e...

Chasing Shadows on DVD - A Chat With Alex Kingston

Roger Crow | Posted 26.11.2014 | UK Entertainment
Roger Crow

When I found out ITV were releasing a DVD of their new drama series Chasing Shadows, I rolled my eyes (having seen 60 whole seconds of the show the week before). However, I was curious to give it a look from the start, not least because it stars three of my favourite actors, Alex Kingston, Reece Shearsmith and Noel Clarke.

How to Make a Hidden Camera Prank Show

Stuart Laws | Posted 29.11.2014 | UK Comedy
Stuart Laws

Due to animal handling laws and prohibitive costs we decided that we shouldn't involve any cats, but we wanted to see if it's possible to make a complete failure of a hidden camera prank show. That's where David Trent came in.

The X Factor 2014 Bootcamp Show One

Dean Midas Maynard | Posted 27.11.2014 | UK Entertainment
Dean Midas Maynard

Deep breaths everyone. If you thought the room and arena auditions were intense, you've seen nothing yet. 12 acts just 6 chairs. Ladies and gentlemen... it's time to face bootcamp.

A Note on Censorship - Some Final Reflections on the Human Zoo Campaign

Akala | Posted 28.11.2014 | UK Entertainment

To those that crying that our discussions of white supremacy and empire somehow constitute reverse racism or victimize white people, please. It is you who make this accusation that are in fact anti-white, because it is you who assumes that there are not white human beings with enough intelligence to understand the discussion and the history at hand and engage with it in a meaningful way, clearly you are wrong.

Five Ways to Look at Malevich's Black Square

Tate | Posted 26.11.2014 | UK Entertainment

He made his intention clear; he wanted to completely abandon depicting reality and instead invent a new world of shapes and forms that belonged exclusively in the realm of art for art's sake.

Tony Blair Is Handed Another Eyebrow-Raising Award

The Huffington Post UK | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 26.09.2014 | UK

Tony Blair has been named one of the top "gay icons" of the past three decades, saying the issue is a "significant part" of his legacy as Prime Minist...

Working in Tinseltown

Rachel Shenton | Posted 25.11.2014 | UK Entertainment
Rachel Shenton

The first thing that hits you when you step off the plane in LA is just how eager people are to help you out here - or at least that's what I've found. I've been perpetually impressed with waitresses, bar tenders, shop workers - pretty much everyone I've come across in the service sector, have all been exceptionally polite and almost too eager to help.

Simpsons-Family Guy Cause Furore With 'Sister's Being Raped' Joke

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.09.2014 | UK Entertainment

Due to air this Sunday, the long-awaited 'The Simpsons-Family Guy' crossover episode is already causing quite a stir over the inclusion of a joke abou...

John Malkovich Is Incredible And Here's Why

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 26.09.2014 | UK Entertainment

If you needed any further proof that John Malkovich is a total legend then here it is. That's right, collaborating with American photographer Sandr...