Hollywood

Call Of Duty Has Made A Staggering Amount Of Money

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 21.11.2014 | UK Tech

The Call of Duty games have reached a historic milestone making over $10 billion in sales. Call of Duty was first released in 2003 and has since th...

Pick Up Artistry? Exploitative and Fraudulent

Dr Mark Silvert | Posted 20.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Mark Silvert

I sometimes meet some of those that attend these seminars in my psychiatric clinic. I take it seriously because a lot of people think it's a bit of fun and it's not - what it is - is exploitation of people with low self worth and often extreme naivety coupled with the hope that it's the answer to their dreams.

So, You Don't Look Like a Hollywood Glamour-Puss?

Becky Hopper | Posted 10.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Becky Hopper

If a model, UK size 10 is considered a plus-sized figure, then there's literally no hope for the majority of women in Britain as the average clothes size for a UK woman is a 16! Oh no, what unattractive monsters we must all be!

Jake Gyllenhaal's 'Nightcrawler' Is as Much Our Own Creation as It Is Hollywood's

Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 04.11.2014 | UK Entertainment
Thomas Tamblyn

The immediate after-thought from seeing Dan Gilroy's superb debut Nightcrawler is that the media is generally capable of some pretty terrible things. Read Steve Rose's excellent history of how the media is portrayed in cinema and television and you'll find that there are plenty of films that endeavour to do the same thing.

Six Catalysts That Increase Stress Levels

Benjamin Bonetti | Posted 04.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Benjamin Bonetti

Stress is highly personal and something that can be attributed to one or more factors. It's these factors that can bring about stress in varying speeds, environments and locations. The following six catalysts are considered to be the most common, and can be attributed to the main causes of stress.

Why Hollywood Destroys Lives and Causes Suicide..

Danny Bowman | Posted 30.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Danny Bowman

Hollywood; the place were dreams are made supposedly but what is the truth of the harm it causes and the deaths it so carelessly shrugs off in the pages of a tabloid?

Gidget, Trestles, Mavericks, the Hollywood Music Supervisor and a Surfing Serendipity

Gregory Borne | Posted 08.11.2014 | UK
Gregory Borne

Before you reach the contest area the importance of film is clear, as you cross the threshold into the competition space - you become part of this virtual world. And with millions watching the action in the water from the comfort of their homes as well as those that had travelled to the contest, all kinds of sustainability related issues come to mind.

Why Putting Sofia Vergara on a Revolving Pedestal Wasn't a Joke

Kiran Chug | Posted 26.10.2014 | UK Entertainment
Kiran Chug

There is no question that putting Sofia Vergara on a literal pedestal at the Emmys objectified her in a manner that was blatantly sexist. It rightly raised the ire of viewers, setting off an almost immediate wave of wrath from those who voiced their disgust online.

Be Brave Bercow - Or You'll Be the One Out of Your Depth

Grant Feller | Posted 19.10.2014 | UK Politics
Grant Feller

Baroness Boothroyd spoke out after it was revealed that the current Speaker wants inexperienced Australian Carol Mills to be his £200,000 a year Commons Clerk, despite little obvious affinity for the job.

Laughter Is Not Happiness: Comedy and Depression (Robin Williams 1951-2014)

Julian Dutton | Posted 12.10.2014 | UK Comedy
Julian Dutton

After Robin Williams' (probable yet unconfirmed at the time of writing) suicide at the age of just 63, the question is once more in the air - are comedians more prone to depression than, say, plumbers, gamekeepers or human resources managers? Does the iconic 'tears of a clown' cultural trope have any basis in fact? My instinct is to say no, it doesn't - but it is just that, instinct, for I have no data. It is a difficult case to prove, for the evidence to the contrary seems so overwhelming. When a comedian like Robin Williams or Tony Hancock takes their own life, with all the consequent publicity engendered by those tragedies, it is definitely tempting to conclude 'there goes another one.'

Robin Williams Has Died and It's a Very Sad Day

Carina Maggar | Posted 12.10.2014 | UK Entertainment
Carina Maggar

What is most heart-rending about this news is the contradiction- a man who exudes laughter, yet who is suffering from endless sadness. It just goes to show how one person's exterior doesn't always match the battles they are fighting within.

Facebook Makes A New App JUST For The Rich And Famous

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 18.07.2014 | UK Tech

Facebook has released the 'Mentions' app on iPhone for celebrities and public figures. It has been designed to allow better management of their fanbas...

Sex, Drugs and Buddha: Tales of a Hollywood Supermensch

Will Stubbs | Posted 15.09.2014 | UK Entertainment
Will Stubbs

Credited with creating the first celebrity chefs, rescuing Teddy Pendergrass from the "gangsterism" of club promoters and instrumental in forging Alice Cooper's horror-show persona, Shep is the subject of a rollicking and sweetly touching documentary by Mike Myers.

Hollywood Celebrities Agree: Nothing 'Splendid' About the Dog Meat Trade

Julia de Cadenet | Posted 13.09.2014 | UK
Julia de Cadenet

Last Saturday night at the Hollywood Bowl thousands attended a glittering evening performance of Chinese Splendor - the finale of a two week extravaganza of dance, music and theatre showcasing an array of national art forms from Chinese culture.

Hollywood, I've Got a Bone to Pick With You

Elizabeth Sullivan | Posted 03.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Elizabeth Sullivan

When we were little girls we listened to fairy tales like Rapunzel and Sleeping Beauty. As we grew up, we watched movies like Pretty Woman. All contribute to fairy-tale brainwash, the belief that the right man or woman will just show up in our life at the right place and right time, without us having to do anything to make it happen.

Los Angeles's Culture: So Much More than La-La-Land

Rose Taylor | Posted 10.08.2014 | UK Entertainment
Rose Taylor

With the glitz and the glamour of the entertainment business, the awards ceremonies and A- Lister hangouts, it is no wonder Los Angeles has adopted the nickname 'La-La-Land'. By definition, being 'la-la' means you are out of touch with reality but in this case is it just an obvious pun due to Los Angeles' initials?

Sorry, Jonah Hill - You're Going to Have to Do Better Than That Apology

The Guyliner | Posted 04.08.2014 | UK Entertainment
The Guyliner

The worst thing is not the fact Hill said the word - we have all told loved ones to go blow themselves or die in a fire - but his refusal to think about why that was his go-to insult, the thought processes that took him there, that is the biggest concern. When his celebrity status is in silent mode, and he doesn't have a sequel to flog or a chat show chair to perch on, what is Jonah Hill really thinking?

Hollywood - Surviving Red Carpets, Namedroppers and the Bath Salt Brigade

Madame Allsorts | Posted 02.08.2014 | UK Entertainment
Madame Allsorts

I've just arrived in Hollywood; I'm walking down the Boulevard, sucking on a fame pill that is killing me to swallow. My heavily jet lagged ass is being hauled over the cobbles, gazing down at the walk of fame.

Pre-Code Hollywood: The Forgotten Genre

Jon Spira | Posted 18.07.2014 | UK Entertainment
Jon Spira

Like a lot of people, Black and White cinema didn't do much for me growing up. My access point was through the Universal Monster movies, leading in to Hitchcock and as I got older, I found myself able to sit through Truffaut and Ozu and eventually I came to embrace films of a greyer palette.

Deep in the Heart of Mordor: The Tongariro Alpine Crossing

Shannon Kendall | Posted 05.07.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Shannon Kendall

From first hand experience, I can tell you that there is nothing more magical than watching fingers of light begin to touch Tongariro's mountain tops and knowing that you are in the minority of the world's population to witness the first sunrise on that day.

Bruce Dern Hits the Road in Nebraska

Stephen Applebaum | Posted 14.06.2014 | UK Entertainment
Stephen Applebaum

Veteran Hollywood actor Bruce Dern discusses his Oscar-nominated performance in Alexander Payne's melancholy road movie, Nebraska

The Tom Cruise Effect

Roger Crow | Posted 06.06.2014 | UK Entertainment
Roger Crow

So, 30 years of watching Cruise on screen, 23 years writing about him condensed into five seconds of thanks in one hand shake.

'Under the Chin'

Sadie Brown | Posted 24.05.2014 | UK Comedy
Sadie Brown

Yes, I regularly take an index finger and push my chin fat to the side whilst explaining to my friends, 'without finger - Elephant and Castle chin, with finger - Hollywood chin. Without, with.' They laugh of course, but can't disagree that with a lean side profile I could take on the world.

LOOK: Le Mans Star Steve McQueen Would Have Been 84 Today

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.03.2014 | UK Sport

Steve McQueen, one of the world's greatest actors and the man who brought the Le Mans 24 Hours to the silver screen, would have been 84 today. The ...

Driving the World Insane

Jackson Bliss | Posted 23.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jackson Bliss

Inside our cars, we stop valuing human life and simultaneously overvalue our own time and importance. And because many people who work in the city drive back to the suburbs where they spend all of their money (becoming agents of urban sprawl), cars have become the standard accessory of urban economic divestment.