UK Entertainment

The Nighmarish Existence of Floyd 'Money' Mayweather

John Wight | Posted 12.11.2013 | UK Sport
John Wight

Imagine for a moment you are Floyd 'Money' Mayweather.... The glimpse into his life afforded first by HBO's 24/7 documentary series and now Showtime's All Access equivalent reveals a man whose life has been ruined by obscene wealth, excess, and the distorted worldview and self aggrandizement it has engendered.

University Bans Robin Thicke's 'Rapey' Blurred Lines Song

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 13.09.2013 | UK Universities & Education

Robin Thicke's Blurred Lines, a song branded "disgusting" and "rapey", has been banned by a university student union in an unprecedented move to banis...

The Bear Is Back!

David Ramsden | Posted 12.11.2013 | UK
David Ramsden

Last week marked the official launch of BBC Children in Need's Appeal and the Charity is getting geared up for another fantastic year. The launch featured Sir Terry Wogan, Matt Baker, Gary Barlow, Nick Grimshaw, Alex Jones, JLS and Union J who have given their time and talent to kick-start our campaign and inspire thousands of people to get involved. Being part of Appeal every autumn is an amazing experience as people come together to have fun with the simple aim of giving children across the UK a better childhood. The need for our funding is real and urgent, importantly our ability to make a difference is all down to the incredible generosity, imagination and commitment of our supporters.

In Her New Video 'Wrecking Ball', Miley Cyrus Shows More Than Twerking

Marcela Kunova | Posted 12.11.2013 | UK Entertainment
Marcela Kunova

The problem with the Cyrus's new clip is not its risqué visual; former Hannah Montana is hardly the first tween star trying to reinvent herself by gambling on her sexuality. The trouble is that the video directed by the "edgy" fashion photographer Terry Richardson displays a women totally stripped of her own passions and desires, and converts Cyrus to wank material.

It's a Man Thing

Chanel de Yong | Posted 10.11.2013 | UK Comedy
Chanel de Yong

Suitably dressed PICTURE THIS. It's Thursday night - the 'new Friday' - and you're out with your friends enjoying after-work drinks at the Jam Tree o...

Telling Stories and Asking Questions

Oliver Jeffers | Posted 11.11.2013 | UK Entertainment
Oliver Jeffers

I've always been a very visual thinker, problem solver and storyteller. I have grown up this way, and always knew I wanted to make art for a living. I make two very distinct types of visual work, and although this was an accident, I can distinctly dissect how the separation occurred.

Cinema Release

James Conmy | Posted 11.11.2013 | UK Comedy
James Conmy

Despite the queues, despite the heavy closed door to Screen six that you can't open because you have your hands full, despite the criminal expense of junk food and the person sitting in front having some kind of afro tribute to Abraham Lincoln's hat, despite everyone's very best efforts to make it impossible - I do enjoy the cinema...

Dancing to Leeds Architecture

Drew McConnell | Posted 09.11.2013 | UK Entertainment
Drew McConnell

The Leeds crowd last night were well up for it. They took Peter's "Hello Manchester!" gag in good jest, and I think it was probably the first time I've seen a full 'widen it out, then smash it back in' circle pit at an indie show. It made me wonder, do Babyshambles have a bit of punk/hardcore fanbase crossover?

Care Bears and Nepenthe: Exclusive Q&A with Julianna Barwick

J.L. Sirisuk | Posted 08.11.2013 | UK Entertainment
J.L. Sirisuk

The music of Julianna Barwick transcends the expression of emotion evoked purely from language. The Brooklyn based, Louisiana born artist creates a lush and magically hypnotizing universe of sound by looping her voice into a layered and emotionally compelling world of melody.

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.

Lucy Sherriff

WATCH: Women Get Their Own Back On Robin Thicke..

HuffingtonPost.com | 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.