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How Celebrity Big Brother Proved That Younger Viewers Aren't the Dimwits They're Perceived to Be

Christian Guiltenane | Posted 16.09.2014 | UK Entertainment
Christian Guiltenane

For years it's been assumed that 16 - 25 year old viewers - widely considered the target audience of shows like this - are only interested in watching the younger stars get boozed up and fall into a showmance. But this series in particular has shown that younger viewers are actually a lot more discerning than they are given credit for.

How We Change Through Stories

Johnny Webb | Posted 15.09.2014 | UK Entertainment
Johnny Webb

I remember coming back from my Aunt's in my brother's red Ford Escort in 1978. I remember the blistering heat and the smell of hot plastic and then We Are Family came on the radio, and suddenly everyone started singing the song at the top of their voices. I just remember this deep visceral feeling of happiness and being completely and utterly safe.

Great British Bake Off 2014 Episode Blog - Week 6

Joe Rivers | Posted 12.09.2014 | UK Entertainment
Joe Rivers

Do you ever think that the people behind The Great British Bake Off might be running out of episode ideas? I only ask because episode six of the 2014 incarnation has as its theme 'European cakes', which sounds very much like a 5pm-on-a-Friday idea to me. Anyway, I can't be too concerned about that because my main concern is who is going to be my new baking hero following Norman's ignominious sortie last week.

It's Not Fat Shaming, It's Honesty

Katie Hopkins | Posted 12.09.2014 | UK Entertainment
Katie Hopkins

The author of a report says we should avoid calling people fat and should use the term overweight or obese instead. As a fat bird, I disagree. The one thing I need as a fat person is tough love. I put this weight on intentionally and it will be a struggle to lose it.

MIC:NYC Exclusive - Stevie Needs to Choose Between Billie or Stephanie... Before It's Too Late

Francesca Newman-Young | Posted 15.09.2014 | UK Entertainment
Francesca Newman-Young

Stevie obviously likes Billie, but there's so much history and unfinished business with Stephanie. He couldn't stop smiling when he saw her. Ouch. What is he going to do? If he knew what was best for him he would politely cool things off with Billie. You can cut the sexual tension between Stephanie and him with a knife. Will he make the right decision?

This Isn't Called the 'School of Hard Knocks' for Nothing

Scott Quinnell | Posted 11.09.2014 | UK Sport
Scott Quinnell

For the past six years we have recruited and worked with around 200 unemployed men, inviting them to build a rugby team and take part in a course that aims at improving fitness, social development and life skills with the end goal of obtaining a job. It's been a rollercoaster of emotions and worth every second.

Top Fictional Hotels From TV, Film and Literature

Trivago.co.uk | Posted 10.09.2014 | UK Entertainment
Trivago.co.uk

This week sees the release of the most hotly-anticipated book for years: The Monogram Murders by Sophie Hannah. The new novel is the first to feature world-renowned Belgian sleuth Hercule Poirot since the death of original creator Agatha Christie. Little is known about the upcoming novel apart from its setting: the mysterious Bloxham Hotel. And so to celebrate, trivago.co.uk has compiled a list of the most iconic fictional hotels.

'Celebrity Big Brother' - An Unusually Depressing Affair

Dom Joly | Posted 09.09.2014 | UK Entertainment
Dom Joly

The problem is that the original concept of "celeb" reality shows was to mix a set of different "celebs" together so that you could see what they were really like behind their public facades. In Celebrity Big Brother almost everyone is "famous" for being in their own reality shows... This means that we already know what they are like. That is the point of the shows they are already on. It's very confusing.

HIMYM's Alternate Ending Gets it Right

Chris Whiting | Posted 09.09.2014 | UK Entertainment
Chris Whiting

The alternate ending was simply unquantifiably better than the original. Thank you, Carter Bays and Craig Thomas for rectifying your horrendous blunder. I think it's best we all pretend that the original ending never happened. At least now, I won't have to sell my HIMYM boxset on eBay.

Let's Not Get Carried... But Let's Get Excited!

Mark Foster | Posted 08.09.2014 | UK Sport
Mark Foster

I have always maintained for some of our swimmers being the best in Britain is the be all and end all - but this does not apply anymore. This year, this is changing... After the Commonwealth Games and now the Europeans, we have several events where we have five people in the top 20 in the world. Now that's real depth.

Secrets of Presenting the Weather

Kirsty McCabe | Posted 05.09.2014 | UK Entertainment
Kirsty McCabe

To be honest, I don't really mind being called a brolly dolly or a weather girl, quite frankly it's nice to be thought of as a girl given that I'm a married mum of two closer in age to 40 than 30. But there is more to the job of weather presenting than meets the eye, so here's my insider's guide.

MIC:NYC EXCLUSIVE - Stevie Wins Over Billie But Is Stephanie Pratt Back on the Scene?

Francesca Newman-Young | Posted 05.09.2014 | UK Entertainment
Francesca Newman-Young

I may have left New York, but I was still keeping tabs on my Chelsea pals and especially on my roomie, Binky. Alex made the right decision leaving New York, and with the support of her sister, AL, Alex will soon be a faded memory.

Jog on Katie Hopkins

Julie Creffield | Posted 01.09.2014 | UK Entertainment
Julie Creffield

Nobody made you do this you stupid self obbssessed excuse for a women, the only person responsible for their weight gain is themselves...even I can admit that. You overate perpousfully for no other reason that no prove a point, how irresponsible and what a great example to your daughters.

Secrets and Lives

Caragh Little | Posted 01.09.2014 | UK
Caragh Little

It takes courage, someone commented to me once, to send your observations out into the ether of the blog. Anyone could read it, whether they know you in 'real life' or not, and judge you or criticize you or think you're very strange. Almost worse, perhaps, nobody will read it at all...

Labor Day Poll: Best Job in Walford?

Larry Jaffee | Posted 01.09.2014 | UK Entertainment
Larry Jaffee

With exception of Sonia who earned a nursing degree, there's a dearth of higher education, which is odd considering all the universities in real London, including the East End. Sure, in the early years, Michelle went to college, as did her well-schooled roommate Rachel.

'Towie' Star Sparks Missing Person Alert 'When He Went To The Wrong Airport'

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 30.08.2014 | UK

The Only Way is Essex star James 'Arg' Argent's triggered a missing persons appeal Saturday - because he went to the wrong airport, his father has sai...

'Hollyoaks' Spoiler: Rapist Finn Gets His Comeuppance

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 29.08.2014 | UK Entertainment

Finn O’Connor is set to finally get his comeuppance in ‘Hollyoaks’, as John Paul McQueen finally decides to name his attacker. The sexual as...

'Strictly' Vs. 'X Factor' - Which One Will You Be Watching?

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel McGrath | Posted 28.08.2014 | UK Entertainment

‘Strictly Come Dancing’ will clash with ‘X Factor’ when it returns to TV screens in September, it has been revealed. BBC bosses confirmed ...

Great British Bake Off 2014 Episode Blog - Week 4

Joe Rivers | Posted 28.08.2014 | UK Entertainment
Joe Rivers

Now, a man throwing a cake in the bin and walking out of a tent may not seem particularly momentous, but in the bunting-clad, cosy world of Great British Bake Off, this is big news. To us, this is our equivalent of Eric Cantona karate kicking a racist supporter at Selhurst Park in the mid-90s.

God: TV's Holy Grail?

Torin Douglas | Posted 26.08.2014 | UK Entertainment
Torin Douglas

In recent months, religion has thrust itself onto the national and international stage. When David Cameron proclaimed that Britain was a Christian country - in effect saying "we DO do God" - 55 public figures wrote to the Daily Telegraph accusing him of fostering alienation and division, against the background of turmoil in the Middle East.

What a Catch (No Fishing Involved)!

Jamie Oliver's Food Tube | Posted 22.08.2014 | UK Entertainment
Jamie Oliver's Food Tube

We are singing, dancing and cheering our way through the week as we welcome two beautiful new faces to the Food Tube family! ... Check out the sort of delicious goodness you can expect on the menu...

How to Get Rich Dealing Modern Art and Vintage Furniture

Jeff Salmon | Posted 21.08.2014 | UK Entertainment
Jeff Salmon

If you have some collateral, that doesn't mean you shouldn't invest. And I may have a solution for you - dealing in modern art and vintage late twentieth-century furniture. You may think this is the reserve of the posh and rich. But, as a one-time working-class lad from East London, I can tell you it absolutely is not.

'Long Lost Families' and 'Masters of Sex'

Hugh Salmon | Posted 21.08.2014 | UK Entertainment
Hugh Salmon

The most interesting thing in the world is people. And, talking about interesting, which we were, and people, which we are, there is a peculiar juxtaposition in two TV series currently on air.

MIC NYC EXCLUSIVE: Bro Code Backfires Once Again

Francesca Newman-Young | Posted 19.08.2014 | UK Entertainment
Francesca Newman-Young

It's our second week in New York and in this week's episode Alex has rather bravely/foolishly decided to rear his trademark quiff in The Big Apple and Binky's not happy about it... We decided to leave New York in style and had a final send off party in one of New York's coolest Speakeasy's, The Backroom Bar.

Five Reasons We Love the Great British Bake Off

Sarah Byrne | Posted 18.08.2014 | UK Entertainment
Sarah Byrne

You know how it goes. A contestant starts to take their flawlessly baked cake out of the oven, or triumphantly slide their painstakingly constructed choux swans onto a serving plate. Then, in a sudden moment of clumsiness, perfection turns to a mass of crumbs on the floor.