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Under Siege

Ruby Wax | Posted 31.07.2014 | UK Entertainment
Ruby Wax

I feel under siege, everything feels like an emergency from the fear we're on the cusp of a World War to the fact I missed my dentist appointment and he's going to charge me for it. Why am I so strung out? I'm sure in the past I wasn't this panicked...

'Scandal' - The UK's Second Chance Has Arrived

Ryan Love | Posted 31.07.2014 | UK Entertainment
Ryan Love

So what's the big deal, why do I and why should you care so much? Well to be honest, I can't go into much detail because I don't want to spoil even the smallest thing. Scandal was recommended to myself when just two episodes had aired.

Vine Star Dapper Laughs To Front TV Dating Show

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel McGrath | Posted 31.07.2014 | UK Entertainment

Vine star Dapper Laughs is set to host a brand new TV series on ITV2, which will see him attempt to help members of the British public get lucky in lo...

If Olympians Like Rebecca Adlington Aren't Safe From Body Image Bullies, Who Is?

Poorna Bell | Posted 30.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Poorna Bell

There is no hierarchy when it comes to abuse around a woman's body image - whether you're a celebrity or the average woman on the street. But I find it utterly shocking that these Olympians are viewed as fair game for online abusers. Worse, that the abuse has affected a gold-medal athlete so badly, she may have altered how she looks to fit an image of what other people think she should look like.

Meet Schoolgirl Martha, The Great British Bake Off's Youngest Contestant EVER

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.07.2014 | UK Universities & Education

Martha Collison will very soon become a household name after being named the youngest ever contestant to take part in the hit TV series the Great Brit...

Spoiler! Charlie Lawson Reveals 'Corrie' Comeback Details

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 29.07.2014 | UK Entertainment

Charlie Lawson has teased fans with the details of his character Jim McDonald’s return to ‘Coronation Street’, revealing that Jim will make his ...

'Big Brother' 2014 - Week 7 Recap

Matthew Davies | Posted 28.07.2014 | UK Entertainment
Matthew Davies

Despite the fact I made my short but sweet return to the house on Tuesday to effectively stir things up within an eventful 60 seconds, this week proved to be a little more interesting than previous since my departure.

Why Does Television Want Me to Love Yoghurt?

Sophie Alderson | Posted 28.07.2014 | UK Comedy
Sophie Alderson

This is what I've noticed about advertising (it's not a recent development, but I've been having such a dedicated, nightly liaison with Netflix that I've avoided television adverts for quite some time); only women like yoghurt. Particularly, women like eating yoghurt alone, in profile with their eyes shut.

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.