My Bottom Gyrating Ominously: A Serious Twerkout

Helena Blackstone | Posted 11.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Helena Blackstone

Twerking has its roots in American strip clubs and hip hop's New Orleans Bounce scene of the Nineties, which itself traces back to West Africa, most likely to the very similar Mapouka dance in the Ivory Coast.

'Twerk' Dances Into The Oxford English Dictionary - But Its Been Around For Longer Than You Think

Huffington Post UK/ PA | Sara C Nelson | Posted 25.06.2015 | UK

"Twerk", the word describing the dance craze ignited by Miley Cyrus, can be traced back to as early as 1820, according to the Oxford English Dictionar...

Celebrating the Great Patriotic Struggle... To Create Twerk Videos

Neil Durkin | Posted 27.06.2015 | UK
Neil Durkin

Like Pussy Riot, the Novorossiysk "twerk three" were charged with "hooliganism". But for what? Prosecutors apparently argued their twerk video was disrespectful to the memory of those who fought in the Second World War because it was filmed in front of the local war memorial... Like the Pussy Riot church video maybe not to everyone's taste, but a jailable offence?

Arrests As Russia Endures Second Twerking Scandal In A Fortnight

Huffington Post UK/ AP | Posted 27.04.2015 | UK

Three young women have been jailed for making a video showing them twerking next to a war memorial. The women were sentenced in a court in souther...

Pregnant Lady Twerks 'Til Her Waters Break

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 20.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle

There's nothing like singing into the handle of a mop and gyrating those hips while cleaning the house (c'mon we've all been there). Especially to a c...

'I See These Kids Twerking And Jerking... Why Are They Doing That?'

The Huffington Post UK | Daniel Welsh | Posted 23.10.2014 | UK Entertainment

He’s been dancing for almost 50 years now, so ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ judge Len Goodman certainly knows a thing or two about cutting a rug, but ...

Ladies' Twerking Display Fails To Impress Festival Crowd

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 18.08.2014 | UK Comedy

This performance at the Magic Delta Festival in Romania is - as Jeff from 'Curb Your Enthusiasm' might say - a big bowl of wrong. Why? Just wait...

Three Women Arrested After 'Lewd' Twerking Display (VIDEO)

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 30.04.2014 | UK

Three women have been arrested for lewd behaviour after an incident which saw them indulge in a display of twerking outside Oregon’s City Hall. ...

How 20th Century Are You?

Nick Compton | Posted 07.06.2014 | UK Comedy
Nick Compton

Have you truly embraced your 21st Century wild-side and gone out like a wrecking ball? Or did you do it differently in your day? Take a look at our nostalgic line up to see how 20th Century you really are.

It's Not Taylor Swift or Rihanna That's 'Trouble', It's the Parents

Eddie Richards | Posted 06.04.2014 | UK Entertainment
Eddie Richards

My point is merely that it is the adulation and idolising of a single star that I take umbrage with, and not the behaviour of the star. It's the parent that allows their child to become so swallowed up in a single thing that I take issue with.

PHOTOS: Is This The Ultimate Pop Star?

The Huffington Post | Elliot Wagland and Tahira Mirza | Posted 24.01.2014 | UK Comedy

Justin Bieber and Miley Cyrus just can't keep out of the news. With Bieber's recent arrest and the constant twerking of Ms Cyrus, they're barely ou...

The Year That Was: 2013

Carla Buzasi | Posted 27.02.2014 | UK
Carla Buzasi

It was the year of twerking and selfies, of Royal babies and Wimbledon wins, but befitting its numerals, 2013 also had more than its fair share of tragedy and mourning. As we look towards 2014, with a sense of optimism and hope, cast your mind back to the events and people that defined the passing year... We said goodbye this year to Nelson Mandela and Margaret Thatcher, as well as Lou Reed and Iain Banks, but hello to Prince George Alexander Louis of Cambridge and the future face of the British monarchy. Happy 2014 all; let's hope it's a positive one.

Rihanna - 'What Now': A Far Cry From the Twerk Offs of Yestermonth

Claire Daley | Posted 03.02.2014 | UK Entertainment
Claire Daley

'What Now' comes at the right time as the tough girl action was a bit of a turn off for her more 'conservative' fans, it is refreshing to see Rihanna revealing a little more of a sensitive side.

Responses to Lily Allen's 'Hard Out Here' Have Largely Missed the Point

Marta-Emilia Bona | Posted 01.02.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Marta-Emilia Bona

'Hard Out Here' is undoubtedly flawed, but it's certainly more accessible than 'The Female Eunuch', and by expressing her impatience with the slow progress of gender equality, Lily Allen is forcing the issue to the forefront of public consciousness.

'One Word, Dumb'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 27.01.2014 | UK

It's arguably the most stupid way possible to pass the time while waiting for a train. Police are investigating a video featuring two giggling mor...

What's Been Chosen As Word Of The Year 2013?

Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 19.11.2013 | UK

Have you ever taken a selfie of yourself twerking in between binge-watching 'Breaking Bad' and showrooming on Amazon? If so then linguistically, yo...

Yes, There Is Life After Twerking...

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Bostock | Posted 18.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Whether you think she was wreckless or righteous, the image of self-proclaimed feminist Miley Cyrus twerking Robin Thicke at the VMAs earlier this yea...

WATCH: Twerking Corgi

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 15.11.2013 | UK Comedy

No, really. A corgi. Twerking. Well, it wasn't going to take the animal kingdom long to catch on to the latest craze, was it? Of course, cats were ...

Twerking at Work: Images of Women in Society

B.J. Epstein | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
B.J. Epstein

It's not just about the twerking. It's about working, and it's about living. In a strange way, many women have to metaphorically twerk at work and in their private lives, and it's time for this to stop.

Why Miley Cyrus Is the Future of Pop Music

Sarah Tetteh | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Entertainment
Sarah Tetteh

If I were Rihanna, I'd be very worried right now. While Riri has been busy posting explicit selfies and going back and forth to violent ex Chris Brown, another Queen of Shock has come up and bit her on her Bajan behind. Step forward, Miley Cyrus.

Miley Cyrus' Seuxalised Twerking Leaves Schoolgirls 'Manipulated And Confused', Warns Head

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 06.11.2013 | UK Universities & Education

Miley Cyrus and her sexualised behaviour leaves schoolgirls "manipulated and confused", a leading headteacher has warned. Many of today's female ro...

Miley, Stop Being A Twerk - Why The Term Empowerment Is Meaningless

Lydia Smith | Posted 29.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Lydia Smith

She placed herself firmly in the media spotlight earlier this year with her 'twerking' episode at the MTV Awards with Robin Thicke. And now, in another misguided effort, she has declared that all her controversial hammer licking and semi-naked frolicking has actually made her empowering to women.

School Makes Students Sign 'Anti-Twerking' Contract Before Their Prom

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.10.2013 | UK Universities & Education

A US school has made its students sign a contract promising they will not twerk, grind, or dance sexually at their prom - and if they break it, they'l...

Sinead Vs Miley: Fighting Over the Female Form

Ezra Tafari Rose | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Entertainment
Ezra Tafari Rose

The cultural stereotype of the catfight reduces the lady, who is noted for her passivity and elegance, to a creature capable of stealth and crafty animalism; a creature called woman. Whether Natural Vs Processed; Full-Figured Vs Skinny; Lesbian Vs Heterosexual; Black Vs White or Younger Vs Older, catfighting is belittling to an already belittled body of people.

Christmas Present Problems, Solved

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.10.2013 | UK Comedy

It's the perfect modern-day take on the bobblehead - the bobblebutt! And it can be yours for a mere $29.95 - from Hero Builders, 'The Last Am...