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Samsung's New TV Is Sickening

The Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 23.07.2014 | UK Tech

Samsung has a new TV. It's pretty decent. It costs £70,000. The 105-inch curved 4K 'Ultra High Definition' telly is probably the most advanced ...

Changing Values and Internet Versus TV Watershed

Pippa Smith | Posted 21.07.2014 | UK Entertainment
Pippa Smith

While the watershed does usefully remind us that there is offensive and harmful material on our screens after 9.00pm, with the challenge posed by the internet and on demand TV is the watershed past its sell by date?

'Big Brother' 2014 - Week Six Recap

Matthew Davies | Posted 20.07.2014 | UK Entertainment
Matthew Davies

The romance between Mark and Christopher seems to have fizzled out slightly over the last few days. Unknown to myself and others if sparks will fly in the next few weeks; I stand by earlier statement that I don't believe it is genuine, therefore would not be surprised if any recent flames do burn out entirely...

'EastEnders': Has Whitney Made The Right Decision?

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel McGrath | Posted 20.07.2014 | UK Entertainment

Lee Carter has barely been back in ‘EastEnders’ for two minutes, but he’s not wasting any time when it comes to getting back on Whitney’s good...

Soap Villains: The 15 Characters We Love To Hate

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel McGrath | Posted 22.07.2014 | UK Entertainment

‘EastEnders’ and ‘Coronation Street’ have given us plenty of villainous characters over the years, but they aren’t the only soaps to deliver...

'Hollyoaks' Star Shares Happy News

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 18.07.2014 | UK Entertainment

‘Hollyoaks’ star Kieron Richardson, who plays Ste in the soap, has announced his engagement to his long-term boyfriend Carl Hyland. The actor ...

Ben Mitchell Set For 'EastEnders' Return

The Huffingtpon Post UK | Rachel McGrath | Posted 18.07.2014 | UK Entertainment

Earlier this year it was revealed that ‘EastEnders’ bosses were recasting the role of Ben Mitchell and now, the latest actor to play Phil’s son ...

Which Billionaire Has Just Bought A Stake In ITV?

The Huffington Post/PA | Posted 17.07.2014 | UK

The owner of Virgin Media said it has no plans for a takeover of ITV after snapping up 6.4% of the broadcaster's shares from rival BSkyB today. US ...

Just a Taste: When Will 'True Blood' Quit the Queer Baiting?

Phoebe-Jane Boyd | Posted 16.07.2014 | UK Entertainment
Phoebe-Jane Boyd

Two male characters in a love scene together - pretty ballsy (forgive me for the pun, and the bad romance novel writing) for a mainstream network TV show, right? Sure, you could say that, until the moment where Jason woke and it turned out to be 'just a dream' - phew! Cue 'comedy' worried look from Jason Stackhouse, slumped over in Church, oops. Roll opening credits!

Will Melvin Odoom's New Web Series YOMO Make The Big Time?

Jasmine Dotiwala | Posted 15.07.2014 | UK Entertainment
Jasmine Dotiwala

Something that continues to frustrate many of us in the industry, are the media's laziness in only plucking out and promoting the same ''diverse'' young talent, over and over again as if only one exists out there. One young man that's making his moves both in front of the airwaves as behind is my old MTV presenter Melvin Odoom...

Should We Be Thinking Outside the Box?

Paul Marshall | Posted 14.07.2014 | UK Entertainment
Paul Marshall

The only dilemma is that this time never comes. As the unwatched programmes you've saved gradually mount up, you realise that you only have 5% of space left. This leaves you with the excruciating predicament of what to delete.

Ian Thorpe Says: 'Yes, I'm Gay'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 15.07.2014 | UK Entertainment

Ian Thorpe has revealed he is gay in an emotional interview with Michael Parkinson for Australian television. The former Olympic champion broke hi...

'TOWIE': Will Ferne And Charlie Reunite For Good?

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel McGrath | Posted 13.07.2014 | UK Entertainment

It’s been a dramatic week for the cast of ‘TOWIE’, namely for Billie Faiers who welcomed her first child on Thursday, and the action isn’t abo...

Scrap the BBC Licence Fee: Pay More, Get Less

Robin Lustig | Posted 11.07.2014 | UK
Robin Lustig

As a sales pitch, perhaps it leaves something to be desired. "Pay more, get less." Who could resist? Yet for reasons that I have never understood, that's exactly what's on offer from those people who argue that it's time to scrap the BBC licence fee and switch to some form of subscription-based financing.

'Corrie' Legend Suggests The Soap Should Be Axed

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.07.2014 | UK Entertainment

‘Coronation Street’ legend Roy Barraclough has slammed the soap that made him famous, stating he no longer watches ‘Corrie’. The actor, wh...

Soap Pays Tribute To Toddler Star

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.07.2014 | UK Entertainment

Thursday’s night episode of ‘Emmerdale’ was dedicated to toddler Harry, who played Marlon Dingle and Rhona’s son Leo. Soap bosses have con...

Why Everyone Benefits From the BBC's Bold Move to Open Up More to Indie Production

Jez Nelson | Posted 14.07.2014 | UK Entertainment
Jez Nelson

Tony Hall has recognised that this model is unsustainable, old fashioned and just wrong. In an increasingly fragmented media world none of us can rely on audience brand loyalty, we have to always do the very best we can.

Bitter Much, James?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 10.07.2014 | UK Entertainment

Former ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ pro James Jordan has taken another swipe at his former bosses, telling them he’ll be watching rival TV show ‘X ...

'EastEnders': Sharon Plots Her Revenge

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 10.07.2014 | UK Entertainment

Sharon Rickman is set to take revenge on her fiancé Phil Mitchell in ‘EastEnders’, when she discovers that he was behind the bar attack which alm...

New Drama 'The 100' Receives Mixed Reviews

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 08.07.2014 | UK Entertainment

E4’s new show ‘The 100’ premiered on Monday night, and so far the programme has received mixed reviews from critics and TV fans on Twitter. ...

'EastEnders' Spoiler: Patrick Discovers Ian's Sordid Secret

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel McGrath | Posted 07.07.2014 | UK Entertainment

Patrick Trueman is left in shock in next week’s ‘EastEnders’ when he discovers the shocking truth about where Ian Beale was the night Lucy Beale...

What's Got Cheryl Hot Under The Collar?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.07.2014 | UK Entertainment

Something very unusual has happened at the ‘X Factor’ auditions - even Cheryl Cole has been left speechless. Simon Cowell decided that Cheryl ...

Maggie Gyllenhaal Interview: Star Talks New BBC Series 'The Honourable Woman', Living In London and Future Plans

Gabriel Tate | Posted 02.07.2014 | UK Entertainment
Gabriel Tate

The Secretary star joined me in central London to discuss The Honourable Woman - her most challenging role - as well as London life and future plans with her actor husband, Peter Sarsgaard.

'Orange Is the New Black' Fans: The Men Would Like Their TV Back Please

Ellie Slee | Posted 01.07.2014 | UK Entertainment
Ellie Slee

85% of people shown on TV are men... Orange Is The New Black is awash with complicated, dynamic, intelligent female characters. In the past, if we were lucky, a TV show might have one female character who women could genuinely identify with.

Quiet, Please: Play.

Caragh Little | Posted 30.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Caragh Little

It's Glastonbury weekend, and I spot one of those online quizzes: What Sort of Festival-Goer Are You? The sort who doesn't go to Festivals, I think, as I turn on the TV. It's Wimbledon fortnight too, which, here in Northern Ireland, means the end of the school year, with children, teenagers and exhausted teachers rejoicing or collapsing in a heap.