#Hollywood

George Clooney Finds Fame 'Suffocating' But He's Using It To Underline A Global Problem

The Huffington Post | Nitya Rajan | Posted 25.04.2016 | UK

George Clooney has explained that despite finding his fame "suffocating" at times, he believes it could give a voice to those who can't be heard. Spea...

Diversity Issue Boosts Oscar Telecast Ad Revenue

Dan Ehrlich | Posted 01.03.2016 | UK Entertainment
Dan Ehrlich

The average cost of a 30-second spot in this year's three-hour-plus telecast to be $1.9 million to $2 million, a double-digit bump versus last year and an all-time record, per Kantar Media figures. In the end, the total is expected to reach $114 million.

The Best Ever Film Awards

Julia Wagner | Posted 29.02.2016 | UK Entertainment
Julia Wagner

As I consider this year's winners, I think about how the they compare to previous years' nominees, as well as to overlooked and under-appreciated performers and filmmakers. So I compiled a list of my all-time, greatest, Best Ever Film Awards - the BEFAs. How have I compiled this list? Well, it's based on the impact of these films on my life...

Are Awards More About the Red Carpet Than Artistic Achievement?

BritChick Paris | Posted 26.02.2016 | UK Entertainment
BritChick Paris

Awards season is upon us, culimating with the Oscars on Sunday. Inevitably there is a rush of excitement: who will take best film, best director but what sends the media into an absolute frenzy is the best and worst dressed.

The Oscars Comes to Town - View From a Brit in Hollywood

Caroline Feraday | Posted 25.02.2016 | UK Entertainment
Caroline Feraday

Winning an Oscar does bring that box-office boost and for the winners it means that Important People will take your call. Box-office hits are rarely nominees, and much less often winners. Frankly, Hollywood seems to be making Marvel movies but awarding great stories which don't get bums on seats in the same way.

Why I Wanted to Love The Film 'Joy' But Didn't

Rosanna Savone | Posted 16.02.2016 | UK Entertainment
Rosanna Savone

Joy is a success story about a female entrepreneur. What woman couldn't use a little more direction and guidance in business? We have so few female role models to learn from regarding success to Joy's magnitude

Why I Won't Be Watching the Oscars This Year

Alice Charles | Posted 28.01.2016 | UK Entertainment
Alice Charles

President Barack Obama had just weighed in on the debate over the #Oscarssowhite Twitter campaign, saying that Hollywood needed to make sure that everyone had a chance. Equality of opportunity is, after all, one of the principles America was founded on. Nominated for an honorary award, director Spike Lee has said he won't be attending. Neither will Jada Pinkett Smith. I wonder how many others will choose to sit this one out?

Oscar Boycott? In Hollywood Big Bucks Trumps Diversity

Dan Ehrlich | Posted 20.01.2016 | UK Entertainment
Dan Ehrlich

During my showbiz writing days one of the nicest things about interviewing British actors was how down to earth and normal they seemed compared to man...

Living the American Dream

John Hiscock | Posted 14.01.2016 | UK Entertainment
John Hiscock

Red carpets in Hollywood are insane. They certainly like to fill them up with as many media outlets as they can. The Bafta Tea party is a pretty tame one compared with some that I've been to. At times you feel like sardines.

Box Office Records: Don't Believe the Hype

William Proctor | Posted 11.01.2016 | UK Entertainment
William Proctor

So, then, where does The Force Awaken stand in real money? According to box office mojo, the film is ranked at number 18 on the all-time box office charts once inflationary adjustment is calculated.

Is Part of Hollywood's Issue With Ambitious Women Written in Its Characters?

Ashley Clarke | Posted 18.12.2015 | UK Entertainment
Ashley Clarke

My current favourite is Chanel Oberlin, the seething, sparkling Sorority girl played by Emma Roberts in Scream Queens, a new series that's accurately been branded a 'Mean Girls meets Halloween' hybrid

Unequal Pay in Hollywood

Dr Diahanne Rhiney | Posted 23.11.2015 | UK
Dr Diahanne Rhiney

Unequal pay in Hollywood: it's this month's hot potato. Forbes recently revealed that the lowest paid actor on their earnings list would rank among th...

Music City and its Easy Charm had Us Hankering After Music Men

Orlagh McCarron | Posted 19.11.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Orlagh McCarron

A mild case of heat stroke or the result of a lingering PBR hangover, either-way I was buzzed by the easy charm of Music City, its music-rich story and the promise of fiery hot chicken on every corner.

Best Dressed A-Listers: Cate Blanchett, Diane Kruger And Rooney Mara Rock Winter Party Dresses

The Huffington Post UK | Poorna Bell | Posted 18.11.2015 | UK Style

When the stars turned out for MOMA Film Benefit 2015 honouring Cate Blanchett, we knew it was going to be a great style-fest. But even we weren't ...

No One 'Deserves' HIV

Gus Cairns | Posted 12.11.2015 | UK
Gus Cairns

The issue us that no-one that catches such a still potentially lethal sexually transmitted infection should be paraded before us for public disapproval, because all you do is perpetuate the message that HIV infection is something to be ashamed of. Something deserved. It's not.

Selena Gomez, I'm So Sorry to Hear Your News

Olivia Jones | Posted 08.10.2015 | UK Entertainment
Olivia Jones

News has now broken that pop sensation, Hollywood actress and teen idol Selena Gomez has been suffering with lupus and has been treating it with chemotherapy. This is another bit of evidence that you needed to believe that celebrities, even at the dizziest heights of fame, are real people.

Campaign Stops Journalists Asking Sexist Questions On The Red Carpet

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 21.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Like most of us, Amy Poehler has had enough of red carpet sexism - particularly when it comes to being asked what she's wearing, over and over again. ...

'Everest', 'The Martian' and Survival at the Movies

Tim Witherow | Posted 20.09.2015 | UK Entertainment
Tim Witherow

Why is the survival genre a survivor? The obvious, 'well duh' answer is that it forces us to question what we ourselves would do in an extreme situation. Or, at least, provides questions to annoy co-workers with, such as: "Would you drink your own urine just to have enough energy to saw your trapped arm off?"

Heeeeeere's Jon Matthews!

Kay Smythe | Posted 11.09.2015 | UK Entertainment
Kay Smythe

As I watched my friend shoot the opening scene to Jon Matthew's first feature Khali The Killer, I felt my stomach start to churn in a mixture of horror and anticipation.

Are Film Festivals Dying?

Derek Malcolm | Posted 28.08.2015 | UK Entertainment
Derek Malcolm

More and more the question being asked is "is to all worth it?" The cynics suggest that a big, starry American film will make its way at the box-office whether or not it wins a Festival prize. And an art movie from a small country will be bought and shown all over the world if it is good enough.

I Wish I Knew How to Quit You: My Love/Hate Relationship With Reboots

Simon Thompson | Posted 06.08.2015 | UK Entertainment
Simon Thompson

You also don't have to watch it if you don't want to. You could just avoid it. Personally, and being a geek, even if it turns out to be a stinker I still like to see the new version so I can compare them and look and see what they kept in and what they changed.

The Stars Of Hollywood's Golden Age Have Been Given Superhero Makeovers

The Huffington Post UK | Ashley Percival | Posted 24.07.2015 | UK Entertainment

If you’d ever wondered what comic book films would have looked like back in the golden era of Hollywood, wonder no more. This fab Tumblr page, '...

Emma Thompson On Sexism In Hollywood: 'I Think It's Completely S*** Actually'

PA | By Kerri-Ann Roper, Press Association Entertainment Editor | Posted 21.07.2015 | UK Entertainment

Actress Emma Thompson has spoken out about ageism and the lack of opportunities for women in the acting industry, and has revealed that “sexism and ...

California Dreaming

Michael P. Clarkson | Posted 12.07.2015 | UK Entertainment
Michael P. Clarkson

I've been offered a place at the world's top film school in Hollywood - the University of Southern California (USC). USC is the most prestigious film school in the world and has launched the careers of top Hollywood talent like George Lucas (Star Wars) and Bryan Singer (X-Men). I am the only British student offered a place in the class of 32 from over 10,000 applicants.

For Style, Classic One-Liners and Sheer Legend, 'Breakfast At Tiffany's' Wears the Crown

Jasmine Dotiwala | Posted 23.06.2015 | UK Entertainment
Jasmine Dotiwala

Whole industries and commercial ventures have been based on the 1961 romantic comedy Breakfast at Tiffany's. From posters, to copycat film promos, to ...