Who Else Still Secretly Keeps a Diary?

Chloe Cox | Posted 14.03.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Chloe Cox

Those were just a few of the reasons for why I personally choose to keep a diary. I'm sure other people have better, more logical motives but I would still totally recommend it. It's definitely a worthwhile thing to do, and the best part about it is there's no binding contract. You can write in it as constantly or as infrequently as you want. It's your diary, your life! Be proud; I intend to keep a diary for the rest of my life!

Yeezus 2020 and the Art of Diplomacy

Zahid Ayden | Posted 10.09.2015 | UK Politics
Zahid Ayden

Since 1984 the MTV Video Vanguard Award also known as the Lifetime Achievement Award is given to musicians who have had a profound effect on MTV cultu...

We Create Fame - Want to Join Us?

Philip Trippenbach | Posted 14.04.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Philip Trippenbach

You've probably never heard of the company I work for. But our product is all around you. In fact, it's inside you. We make ideas, and we put them in people's heads. Essentially, we create fame.

The Blink-182 Drama

Charlotte Ballantyne | Posted 08.04.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Charlotte Ballantyne

So I'd imagine that most people have heard about the Blink-182 drama that hit the news this past week. As a self-professed music addict, I thought I'd chip in my two cents on the story. I'm not going to rehash the whole affair - a quick internet search will get you up to speed - and what I'm going to say doesn't have to only apply to this specific band.

This Five-Year-Old Is Almost As Popular As Cameron Diaz On Instagram. How?

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 19.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle

On the face of it, Breanna Youn looks like any other cute five-year-old. But the reality is, the half-Korean and half-Filipino youngster is actual...

The Cult of Celebrity

Rae Duke | Posted 18.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Rae Duke

We have created a culture that, on mass, rejects spiritual belief yet deifies the famous. Our new, modern day religion is the focal point of many people's lives. A whopping 11.7 million people trawl through the celebrity gossip pages of the Mail Online every day!

Is Reality TV a Credible Route to Fame? I Meet Ross King

Harry Maxwell | Posted 15.10.2014 | UK Entertainment
Harry Maxwell

Getting into the public eye has never been easier, but is reality television a credible and sustainable route into show business? I recently spoke with Good Morning Britain's LA correspondent, Ross King, to get his take on the subject.

Why One Direction (And Their Fans) Need to Grow Up

Carina Maggar | Posted 28.07.2014 | UK Entertainment
Carina Maggar

All hail an internet crisis is upon us! If you are of the age of fourteen or below and a One Direction fan, the chances are that you're either crying in a corner somewhere right now, or you're busy tearing up your concert tickets to their next gig. My final guess is that you're recording a YouTube video whilst simultaneously doing the above.

Becoming an Overnight 'Phenomenon'

Monica Porter | Posted 02.06.2014 | UK
Monica Porter

The book contains much else besides the titillating fact that as a 60-year-old I had intimate encounters with a few of London's 'hot young dudes', but that was the focus of all the media attention. Of course I know how newspapers work and I understand tabloid-ese. I just didn't think that this revelation was something to get so lathered up about in 21st Century Britain.

Hollywood Hypocrites Who Reject Celebrity Are Doing What They Do Best: Acting

Jamie Tabberer | Posted 12.05.2014 | UK Entertainment
Jamie Tabberer

A-listers aren't just famous for their hard work and talent - they're famous for winning the genetic lottery, they're famous for being in the right place at the right time, they're famous for the privileged starts they had, that allowed them to explore and hone what talent they had and make the necessary connections to get ahead in life.

The Science of Selena Gomez

Carl Packman | Posted 18.09.2013 | UK Entertainment
Carl Packman

I was struck in a recent interview in the Guardian by the groundedness of Selina Gomez. Despite the fact that she has 15.6m Twitter followers, millions in album sales, tens of millions in box office dollars, she is not the stuck up enfant terrible that the professors would suppose.

The Art of Getting Attention: Has Attention Become Our Most Valuable Commodity

Planet Ivy | Posted 09.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Planet Ivy

Attention has become a valuable commodity, especially its hairier cousin, fame. We live at a time where mass communication is ubiquitous, so getting people to notice you is easier than it has ever been. But despite the well-known phrase, not all publicity is good publicity.

How to Be Facebook Famous in 11 Simple Steps

Leigh Clark | Posted 17.08.2015 | UK Tech
Leigh Clark

Taking the bins out or feeding the cats is just a mundane duty to most of us, but we all know some people who do these everyday chores and receive wide recognition and rapturous applause. These people are Facebook Famous. They're the winners of the most competitive popularity contest on earth and every aspect of their life is so damn fantastic that it needs to be shared with their legions of adoring friends. But how the hell do these cocky little upstarts do it and how can you achieve similar glorification from your online acquaintances?

'I May Quit Music - Fame Doesn't Make Me Happy'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.04.2013 | UK Entertainment

Rebecca Ferguson has revealed she may quit the music industry after her next album. One of The X Factor's most talented and credible exports has t...

Would You Rather Be Famous Or Live A Long Life?

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 18.04.2013 | UK Lifestyle

A shortened life may be the price of fame on the stage, screen and sports field, new research suggests. Actors, singers, musicians and dancers, as ...

Are You Famous Enough? How to Attract People and Business - and Charge More Too

Martin Loat | Posted 20.05.2013 | UK
Martin Loat

Advertising makes brands famous. But how do you earn attention if you don't have a huge budget to amplify your message? How do you punch above your weight and get noticed by your peers and clients?

What Is a Poet For?

Rick Holland | Posted 03.05.2013 | UK Entertainment
Rick Holland

Poetry for me is now gloriously blurred with colours, images, musics, streaming video, satellites. It is time to give it a new name. It is no longer 'hard', it is not elitist, it is not rarefied or magical or the arena of a select few, it is a safe environment to play with anything you want, without boundaries or judgement.

More Lasting Than Bronze

Caragh Little | Posted 26.04.2013 | UK Entertainment
Caragh Little

So it's Oscar time again. I used to love the Oscars. I used to look forward to seeing the stars' red carpet appearances, examining the details of the...

More Than Fifteen Minutes of Fame

Naomi Hefter | Posted 12.03.2013 | UK Comedy
Naomi Hefter

I don't have it in me to go and ask for a photo or an old fashioned autograph. I don't want to be not remembered as another giggly face shyly kissing the arse of someone who shits and farts just like the rest of us.

Ten Reasons to Give Up Your Job

Hannah Cox | Posted 15.12.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Hannah Cox

....and only do what you love. So, what qualifies me to do this? Well I took the plunge to be self employed when I had no money or idea what I was g...

Fame and Sexual Exploitation

Dr Raj Persaud | Posted 03.12.2012 | UK
Dr Raj Persaud

Is it possible to detect the sexually exploitative earlier? Various TV documentaries may broadcast accusations and confessions, but if there is a mass of evidence available now - why were signs not picked up before?

Fame Should Be A Reflection Of Success

Layla Anna-Lee | Posted 24.11.2012 | UK Sport
Layla Anna-Lee

This desperation for fame is flooding football, as if the money they earn isn't enough, so many sport stars crave front page stories. Clearly it's not for the pounds and not necessarily for the women, these guys have more money and women then they can handle.

Celebrity Big Brother Launch: Scraping the Barrel

Kelly Holgate | Posted 15.10.2012 | Home
Kelly Holgate

Cheryl and Julie were the first two to enter the house, and were soon told by Big Bro to create a real life soap opera, by following the instructions given via earpieces... I remember the days when the drama wrote itself and did not have to be directed like one big episode of The Truman Show.

Are You on Twitter? #FollowMe

Scottee | Posted 25.08.2012 | Home

For this reason I love Twitter and freely share the ins and outs with my life with anyone who wants to follow me. Twitter allows you to revel in your own ego under the banner of 'keeping up to date with your friends lives' and for this I'm truly thankful, but underneath it all are we just procrastinating with hashtags?

International Celebrity, Luka Rocco Magnotta

James Mahon | Posted 02.08.2012 | UK
James Mahon

In a society that tells us being famous is perfection, becoming a celebrity is a goal and true success comes in magazine covers and news headlines one man has achieved all he ever dreamed of.