Will Young

Do We Make Our Own Reality?

Will Young | Posted 08.08.2014 | UK Entertainment
Will Young

In terms of the aesthetic portrayal of women to be something attainable, responsibility lays at the hands of labels and advertising agencies and fashion magazines. What is promoted as healthy and all encompassing and desirable is actually unobtainable. This isn't adhering to the human condition, this is exploiting and manipulating it for monetary gain. The only reality going on here is a lining of the coffers

Where Are The 'Pop Idol' Stars Now?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 15.07.2014 | UK Entertainment

When brand new ‘Big Brother’ contestant Zoe Birkett stepped into the house on Monday night, we couldn’t help but feel we’d seen her face somew...

The Mysterious Case of the Dog in the Park...

Judith Hackitt CBE | Posted 08.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Judith Hackitt CBE

You may have read pop singer Will Young's Huffington Post blog recently in which he rightly railed against park wardens who refused to help him find his dog Esme due to 'health and safety rules'. Three times the worried singer asked wardens for a lift in their vehicles to help search for his errant pooch and three times he was refused on 'health and safety' grounds.

Why I Believe Gay Pride Matters More Than Ever - And How Music Will Help It Grow

Will Young | Posted 02.07.2014 | UK Entertainment
Will Young

Gay Pride has changed largely due to the context it now operates in. Gay rights have evolved so much it is just wonderful to be a part of a country that celebrates difference. There are still prejudices to overcome. Young gay people can still not feel comfortable at school. With the word 'dyke' being used 1000 times a day on Twitter, 'faggot' 4,500 times a day. With 26% of young gay people attempting suicide and 52% self harming and the word 'gay' banded around as a pejorative description of something defunct and wrong, Gay Pride's message should be about sustaining what we have and looking to improve the lives of young gay people. To protect them through education and allow our young people to see that difference isn't bad, it is something to be celebrated.

It's Good to Talk...

Will Young | Posted 17.08.2014 | UK Entertainment
Will Young

Talking about feelings runs the risk of ridicule and rejection. The idea of finally plucking up the courage to talk to someone about what is emotionally going on lays ourselves open and bare to others opinions and in worst case scenario judgment and rejection. What is more excruciating than chastising oneself for harboring feelings that aren't seen as healthy? To share these feelings and be judged and rejected by a family member or partner of friend. Who would risk that?

Can Anyone Find Our Humanity?

Will Young | Posted 28.07.2014 | UK Entertainment
Will Young

If you continually cater towards the worst case scenario all sense of individuality and creativity is lost. In the arts community a defensive attitude is what leads to dull records, drab theatre and films that are so formulaic thought is not necessary. The fear factor spills over into all avenues of life. I want to remain optimistic. I want to be allowed to act with some suitable risk and courage and I want responsibility for my life...

Celebrities Who Have Run The London Marathon

The Huffington Post UK | Daniel Welsh | Posted 13.04.2014 | UK Entertainment

This Sunday over 40,000 runners will be taking to the streets for the annual London marathon. Among the vast crowds of people participating in the 26 ...

The Word Gay

Patrick Cash | Posted 25.02.2014 | UK
Patrick Cash

In the last months of 2013 there were a few choice op-eds and journalistic pieces that displayed a worrying ignorance of thought on social matters...

Gay: Let's Get The Meaning Straight #GetOverIt

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 18.11.2013 | UK

Homophobic language in Britain’s schools is being tackled head-on by a leading gay rights charity. Stonewall’s campaign comes in response to r...

Gays Can Thank the Music Industry

Simon Napier-Bell | Posted 08.10.2013 | UK Entertainment
Simon Napier-Bell

From the beginning, the backstage area of pop was a haven for gays - TV producers, set designers, clothes designers, stylists and especially managers. Mostly the artists themselves were not gay, which gave their introduction to gay culture all the more impact.

Undemocratic, Old-Fashioned and Yet Still This Institution Limps On?

Will Young | Posted 07.08.2013 | UK Entertainment
Will Young

The House of Lords debated the government bill on gay marriage and came out with an overwhelming majority. Brilliant. Well done men in robes and we all go home? Not quite. As I listened to Lord Dear spew out his old-fashioned views on what marriage is. I thought to myself... why is this person having any say on and a potential threat to legislation? My annoyance with Lord Dear's statements is that they represent an archaic notion of the sanctity of marriage that is delusional at best and at worst misleading and fuel for the fire of homophobic rhetoric.

David Cameron Claims His Daughter Told Him To Vote For Will Young, Two Years Before She Was Born

Posted 10.12.2012 | UK Politics

David Cameron has revealed he has only voted in a reality TV programme once, when he plumped for Will Young over Gareth Gates in the final of Pop Idol...

Nick Grimshaw and Other Impeccably Timed Coming Out Stories

Jamie Tabberer | Posted 07.01.2013 | Home
Jamie Tabberer

I'm just saying Nick Grimshaw's story seems a little contrived. And given the sheer size of the wave of popularity he's riding (he has the endorsement of Harry Styles and just about every other imaginable celebrity after all) he's not being called up on it. And that makes me angry.

Old Age Popstar

Posted 19.10.2012 | Home

Errrm , Will Young. May I have word in your hearing aid? The last time I checked, you were 33-years-old, not 73. So what's with the grandad threads...

Horse - An Extraordinary Life in Music

A.J. Higginson | Posted 09.11.2012 | UK Entertainment
A.J. Higginson

What really draws attention are the vocals of Horse. With over two decades in the industry, she still feels fresh and shows a real passion for performing. A raw emotion loaded display and the pure energy emanating from the stage left the audience, ultimately, wanting more.

Sir Tom Jones Too Till To Perform At Hyde Park

PA | Posted 28.07.2012 | UK Entertainment

Sir Tom Jones has apologised to fans after pulling out of a huge concert in London's Hyde Park which is part of the Olympic celebrations. The Welsh...

WATCH: Will Young Sings With A Squirrel

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Dean | Posted 22.06.2012 | UK Entertainment

UPDATE: This video has now been removed by the supplier. Have you been wondering what Will Young has been up to lately? Well, your curiosity can be...

Who's This Century's Big Seller? Clue: It's Not Adele

WENN | Posted 08.05.2012 | UK Entertainment

Pop star Will Young's debut single has been named the country's biggest-selling track of the 21st century so far. The double A-side Evergreen/Anyth...

Rihanna Covers Up For Once. Oh...

Posted 12.03.2012 | Home

Whilst most of the planet don't seem to be tiring of Rihanna flashing her bits left, right and centre on what seems like a daily basis, not everyo...

Will Slams Rihanna As 'Bad Role Model'

WENN | Posted 09.05.2012 | UK Entertainment

Will Young fears Rihanna is not a good role model for young girls because her sexually-charged videos and raunchy lyrics are "not empowering". The ...

'I Still Don't Like Will Young'

PA | Posted 06.01.2012 | Home

Simon Cowell has admitted that he still doesn't like Will Young and 10 years on cannot bring himself to watch the first Pop Idol final because he was ...

Top of the Pops on Christmas Day - It's Pure Magic

Mark Cooper BBC | Posted 22.02.2012 | UK Entertainment
Mark Cooper BBC

I guess Father Christmas must feel this way when he puts on the red coat and climbs into his sleigh. I am talking about the warm glow that returns seasonally once a year when BBCMusic Entertainment get out the glitter cannons and the reindeer hats and send for the neon signs that say 'TOP OF THE POPS'.

Axed Will: 'Life's A Bitch'

The Huffington Post UK | Staff Writer | Posted 09.12.2011 | Home

Pop Idol winner turned successful artist Will Young seemed like a shoe-in for the job of "coach" on The Voice. Unfortunately it all went Pete Tong ...

The X Factor and Mental Health

Matt Taylor | Posted 20.11.2011 | UK Entertainment
Matt Taylor

Regardless of Ceri Rees's own mental health, this is not the first time that concerns have been raised about the mental wellbeing of contestants on the show, and whether it is appropriate for vulnerable people to take part in these programmes.

Will Young: 'Talent Shows Not About The Music' - Do You Agree?

Posted 22.10.2011 | UK Entertainment

PRESS ASSOCIATION -- Will Young has taken a pop at today's TV talent shows, calling them "sensational". Young, 32, the first winner of Pop Idol, wh...