Olympics Closing Ceremony

Welcome to London's Latest Music Venue: The Olympic Stadium

James Peckham | Posted 05.03.2013 | UK Entertainment
James Peckham

Sport will inevitably be the true home of the Olympic stadium. But while contracts are negotiated and decisions made, live music needs a change in London from the unsatisfactory venue of Hyde Park.

Geri Confirms Russell Romance

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.09.2012 | Home

After much rumour and speculation, Geri Halliwell has confirmed she IS dating Russell Brand. The Spice Girl has opened up about the romance, revea...

Russell's Bit Of Late Night Spice

The Huffington Post UK | Ashley Percival | Posted 30.08.2012 | Home

Russell Brand has been caught sneaking out of his rumoured new girlfriend Geri Halliwell's house last night. The lothario paid a late night vis...

Geri Reveals 'Poignant' Olympic Secret

Posted 20.08.2012 | Home

Geri Halliwell may have turned 40 recently, but she's still got it. Fresh from her performance with the Spice Girls at the Olympic Closing Ceremo...

Quarantine The Past, Your Generation Didn't Die

William Barns-Graham | Posted 16.10.2012 | Home
William Barns-Graham

Hearing the The Who close the London Olympics closing ceremony last week singing "I hope I die before I get old" I couldn't help but cringe and imagine several millions of people watching wittily remark - "well, that's ironic".

Twitter Jokes Of The Week

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.08.2012 | UK Comedy

The Olympic closing ceremony was so funny that you really had to be there. On Twitter, that is. Yes, the social networking site (copyright: BBC New...

An Olympic Sized Comedown

Daniel Warner | Posted 14.10.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Daniel Warner

The Olympics have finished, turned off the flame, shut the door on the stadium and left the building.

Grieving Gary Barlow Stays Home For X Factor Judging

The Huffington Post UK | Caroline Frost | Posted 15.10.2012 | UK Entertainment

Gary Barlow has announced that he will not be heading abroad for the 'Judge's House' episodes of the new X Factor series. The Take That singer...

What? The Olympics Are Over? Don't Worry, I Can Help

Alfie Evers | Posted 13.10.2012 | UK Comedy
Alfie Evers

As I sat on Blackheath watching the closing ceremony, I embraced the collective groan as God's gift to music - Jessie J - took to the giant screen, before a sniff of sadness hit me.

Bidding Farewell to the London 2012 Olympic Games

Layla Anna-Lee | Posted 14.10.2012 | UK Sport
Layla Anna-Lee

The London 2012 Olympic games have been a huge success, something Great Britian can remain forever proud of, and for those of you who are panicking about what on earth to do with our time now that the Olympics are over? Don't panic, the Paralympics are coming!

Jason Defends Gary Over Online Trolls

The Huffington Post UK | Ashley Percival | Posted 16.08.2012 | Home

Jason Manford has launched a scathing attack on some of his own fans after they left cruel remarks about Gary Barlow on one of the comedian's Facebook...

George Michael Defends His Closing Ceremony Songlist

The Huffington Post UK | Caroline Frost | Posted 14.10.2012 | UK Entertainment

George Michael has defended his performance at the OIympic Closing Ceremony in robust fashion (LANGUAGE WARNING FOR WHAT FOLLOWS), saying it was to th...

LISTEN: 43 British Songs Played At The Olympics Closing Ceremony

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Dean | Posted 13.08.2012 | UK Entertainment

The London 2012 Olympic Games came to a triumphant end last night with a huge concert watched by more than 26 million people. Held at the Olympic P...

The Driving Force: Behind the Scenes at London 2012 Closing Ceremony

Gareth Richman | Posted 13.10.2012 | UK Sport
Gareth Richman

Nothing really prepares you for the moment you enter the Olympic Stadium for the first time. Being 15 feet away from an ecstatic audience jumping off the door ledge of my van and throwing my moves to Madness, Blur, Pet Shop Boys and One Direction circling on trucks behind me was immense - and yes, I did get carried away in the moment, who wouldn't!?

'Eccentric, Surreal, Pop And Pomp': How The World Saw The Closing Ceremony

The Huffington Post UK | Dina Rickman | Posted 13.08.2012 | UK

What do you get when you mix the Spice Girls, Fatboy Slim DJ-ing in a giant octopus and Eric Idle? A global press reaction where the buzzword is "...

Caroline Frost

George Michael Made Olympic-Sized Comeback, But Was It Appropriate?

HuffingtonPost.com | Caroline Frost | Posted 12.10.2012 | UK Entertainment

The good news is... George Michael is back. The singer, struck down by illness last year, thrilled his fans with an energetic comeback last night ...

Gary Barlow Praised For Brave Performance After Tough Week

WENN | Posted 12.10.2012 | UK Entertainment

Gary Barlow has garnered praise from his celebrity friends including Lily Allen and David Walliams, following his appearance at the Olympics Closing C...

'When Our Time Came - Britain We Did It Right'

PA | Posted 13.08.2012 | UK

Seb Coe hailed the London 2012 Olympics a big success today and said thank you during the nation's final farewell to the Games. Speaking with great...

LIVE BLOG: London 2012 Closing Ceremony

The Huffington Post UK | Stephen Hull, Paul Vale and Elliot Wagland | Posted 12.08.2012 | UK

Welcome to all Huffington Post readers. London 2012 has been a blast, but after a little more than two weeks it's time to bring the curtain down on th...

Seb Coe Announced 'Legacy Ambassador' For Games

PA | Posted 13.08.2012 | UK

Lord Coe is to continue his involvement with the Olympics beyond the closing ceremony as David Cameron's "legacy ambassador", the Prime Minister annou...

Team GB Could Box Its Way To 30 Golds

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.08.2012 | UK Sport

Team GB hope to win more gold medals today as the London 2012 Olympic Games draws to a close with a spectacular musical finale. Our hopes are pinne...

'Party, Party, Party'

PA | Posted 11.08.2012 | UK

The Olympic closing ceremony will be "party, party, party," London 2012 chairman Lord Coe said today. Artistic director Kim Gavin said: "We want it...

Grieving Gary Barlow Set To Perform At Olympics Closing Ceremony

WENN | Posted 11.08.2012 | Home

Grieving Gary Barlow is set to put on a brave face after his baby daughter was delivered stillborn by performing with Take That at Sunday night's Olym...

The Greatest Shame of London 2012

Luke McGee | Posted 11.10.2012 | UK Sport
Luke McGee

If the FA are smart (leave it), as soon as the Paralympics are over with they will leap on this goodwill and use the astonishing efforts of this summer to get everyone fully behind a bid for a World Cup to be played on English turf. Preferably before I am buried six feet beneath it.

He's The Usain Bolt Of The Water: GB's McKeever Wins Gold In Kayak Sprint

PA | Posted 13.08.2012 | UK Sport

Ed McKeever, a 28-year-old trainee accountant, has been dubbed the "Usain Bolt of the water". The gold medal winner in the kayak sprint is describe...