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The Psychology of Shame

Chloe Brotheridge | Posted 13.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Chloe Brotheridge

The roots of the word shame are thought to come from an older word, meaning 'to cover'. Which makes sense. It can feel a lot like wanting the earth to swallow us up, or that desperate desire to run away and hide under a rock when shame hits. But what exactly is 'shame'?

BROMANCE: Michael Fassbender Gushes About Steve McQueen

The Huffington Post UK | Daniel Welsh | Posted 04.03.2014 | UK Entertainment

Whatever Steve McQueen does next, the chances are Michael Fassbender will be by his side. The 12 Years A Slave star, who has appeared in McQueen's ...

Lack of Maternal Love - a Driver for Polyamory?

Louisa Leontiades | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Louisa Leontiades

Though I continue to believe, seven years on, that multi-partner relationships are a healthier and happier choice for me, my family and my partners, I have no problem admitting that at least one catalyst for my inclination was a painful formative experience.

10 Things You Need to Know Before You Decide You Have a Sex Addiction

Suzi Godson | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Suzi Godson

Sex addiction seems to be the topic du jour in Hollywood these days. Stuart Blumberg 's Thanks for Sharing is the latest movie to broach the thorny issue that was first tackled, rather more successfully, by Steve McQueen in Shame. The jury is still out on whether sex addiction is a legitimate diagnosis or an excuse for bad behavior... but here's 10 facts to help you decide for yourself.

It's Good To Be Bad

Hollie Moat | Posted 31.12.2012 | UK Style
Hollie Moat

As girls, when it comes to film, most of us have a tendency to root for the good guy. Usually the good guy from the wrong side of the tracks (Dirty Dancing, The Notebook) or with a hellish streak (Indiana Jones, Drive - possibly largely down to the casting of Ryan Gosling), but always a man who comes good by the end credits.

What the Repression of Downton Abbey Can Teach Us...

Louisa Leontiades | Posted 21.10.2012 | UK Entertainment
Louisa Leontiades

Living abroad my boyfriend and I subscribe to Love Film to get our fix of British and American TV.

James Mullinger - 'The Man With No Shame' - Etcetera Theatre - Third August

Pete Strauss | Posted 05.10.2012 | UK Comedy
Pete Strauss

Every year for about a month, London gets a lot less funny. Vast swathes of the nation's favourite comedians all flock up to Edinburgh for the month of August. However, a few valiantly stay behind to participate in the ever growing Camden Fringe and one man gallantly at the forefront of this years fringe is James Mullinger.

Shame Is a Game Worth Playing

Max Wind-Cowie | Posted 26.08.2012 | UK Politics
Max Wind-Cowie

Jimmy Carr is a man who has done nothing illegal. He used a loophole - a complicated and sophisticated but wholly legal loophole - to avoid paying tax on a huge proportion of the wealth he earns from trotting out snazzy one-liners. Should we, as so many on the left urge us to, immediately leap to legislate away aforementioned loophole? No.

'I Get Seduced By Certain Things'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.06.2012 | UK Entertainment

Michael Fassbender wasn't a name that conjured up any particular images five short years ago. Now, however, after a breakthrough role in Hunger, and s...

No Shame For Singapore

WENN | Posted 25.04.2012 | UK Entertainment

Michael Fassbender's provocative movie Shame has been banned from release in Singapore after director Steve Mcqueen refused to cut an explicit sex sce...

You Need A Vicky - Part 1 - The 15 Year Hoard

Vicky Silverthorn | Posted 30.05.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Vicky Silverthorn

When I had an enquiry via my website from a lovely lady (we'll call Shirley) needing help, she went to the top of my list of people to call back the first second I had free. Here was the enquiry.

You Need A Vicky - My Own Organising Nightmare

Vicky Silverthorn | Posted 27.05.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Vicky Silverthorn

Yes - I am indeed a Professional Organiser and yes...for a living I de-clutter peoples homes and lives. However.....there is one area in my life which I haven't cracked. An area which every day bugs me, causes me and my poor body issues and an area that I hide from my many clients...

Not Just Tulisa: 'Sex Tape' Scandals Shame Girls Every Day

Gwyneth Holland | Posted 22.05.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Gwyneth Holland

By now, most of you will have heard about (or possibly even seen) the Tulisa "sex tape". As is the nature of these things, the story spread fast, and Tulisa has been unique in her swift response: getting an immediate injunction in a bid to stem the humiliation of an intimate moment becoming glaringly public.

Confessions of a Sex Addict

Rupert Wolfe-Murray | Posted 28.04.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Rupert Wolfe-Murray

My introduction to the sex addiction issue was recent and rather brutish. I came across an article in the Daily Telegraph's blog with this provocative title: "Sex addicts should drop the psychobabble and admit that they're just promiscuous losers".

'Americans Are Too Scared Of Sex'

PA | Posted 20.02.2012 | UK Entertainment

Michael Fassbender missed out on an Oscar nomination for his portrayal of a sex addict in Shame because Americans were afraid of the edgy subject matt...

PHOTOS: British Film's Big Winners

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 06.02.2012 | UK Entertainment

Michael Fassbender and Olivia Colman picked up the top prizes at the Evening Standard British Film Awards. Fassbender was honoured for his portraya...

Are the Oscars Becoming Irrelevant?

Ross Jones-Morris | Posted 03.04.2012 | UK Entertainment
Ross Jones-Morris

More often than not the Oscars get it vaguely right and if they don't it's not usually that bad. That an artfully-inclined arthouse flick about a king with a speech impediment made $400 million worldwide is testament to the power of Oscar buzz.

'I'm Like The Hula Hoop'

PA | Posted 03.04.2012 | UK Entertainment

Michael Fassbender has claimed he is just a passing fad, "like a hula hoop". The award-winning star of A Dangerous Method and Shame has rocketed to...

The Confused Reviewer - January Roundup

James Moran | Posted 01.04.2012 | UK Comedy
James Moran

James Moran, a reviewer who prides himself on his no-nonsense, no-research, no-factcheck reviewing style, takes us through the best of the blockbusters we might have missed last month.

'Normal Leading Men... Not Very Attractive'

The Huffington Post UK | Caroline Frost | Posted 20.03.2012 | UK Entertainment

Carey Mulligan has described the co-stars of her two recent films as "nothing special". Mulligan was on the red carpet for London's Critics' Circle...

Carey Mulligan Recycles Roland Mouret, Michael Fassbender Pioneers The Shiny/Crumpled Suit

MyDaily | Posted 20.03.2012 | UK Style

Carey Mulligan was on stylish form for her red carpet appearance the London Film Critics' Circle Awards at the BFI in London last night....

Arty Night At Critics Circle Awards (PHOTOS)

PA | Posted 20.01.2012 | UK Entertainment

Silent film The Artist has swept the board as it won three prizes at the London Film Critics' Circle awards. The black-and-white picture won Film o...

Project Unbreakable: For Shame

Jo Rourke | Posted 20.03.2012 | UK Tech
Jo Rourke

Despite deadlines, demands and general downheartedness, on a typical weekday morning, I am not usually taken to weeping into my tea. Neither am I often seething with rage, nor humbled, or in awe, or heartbroken - all of which I was as I gazed at my screen this morning. The cause? This website.

'They Hated Me'

WENN | Posted 18.03.2012 | UK Entertainment

Actress Carey Mulligan is hoping teachers at one of London's most prestigious drama schools are aware of her movie success - because they insisted she...

'Getting Naked Is Essential'

PA | Posted 15.03.2012 | UK Entertainment

Michael Fassbender has said getting naked on the set of Shame was "essential" for understanding his character. The Irish star reunited with Hunger ...