Anna Hart

Freelance writer specialising in pop culture, social commentary and lifestyle features

Anna Hart is a freelance writer who regularly writes pop culture, social commentary and lifestyle features for Stylist, Grazia, GLAMOUR, The Observer, The Times and The Guardian. She currently lives in Hackney, having arrived here via Belfast, Glasgow and other crime hotspots of the UK. Anna can be found Tweeting at @AnnaDotHart and contacted through www.annahart.net.
Wake Up and Smell Sustainable Industry in South Sudan, Says George

Wake Up and Smell Sustainable Industry in South Sudan, Says George Clooney

Clooney believes that coffee production represents an exciting opportunity to "change South Sudan so that they can help themselves and not rely on aid from people who they really don't want to have aid from' and encourage "the sort of national dignity which can help a young, struggling country succeed".
18/07/2013 17:28 BST
Lipgoss: Kristen Stewart and the Terrifying Twihard Twitchfork

Lipgoss: Kristen Stewart and the Terrifying Twihard Twitchfork Mob

Possibly you aren't particularly blown away by US magazine's claims that 22-year-old Twilight star Kristen Stewart has cheated on boyfriend and Twilight co-star Robert Pattinson with the married director of her most recent flick, Snow White And The Huntsman. Me neither.
26/07/2012 08:41 BST
Lipgoss: The TomKat Divorce Gets as Weird as Scientology

Lipgoss: The TomKat Divorce Gets as Weird as Scientology Itself

It might have been one of Hollywood's least convincing marriages, but the freshly torn asunder union of Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes is shaping up to be a <em>VERY</em> convincing divorce. Trust me, guys, if you've only got time to be a bit obsessed with <em>ONE</em> showbiz divorce this summer, make it this one.
03/07/2012 16:42 BST
Lipgoss: Words That Should Be Banned From Celebrity

Lipgoss: Words That Should Be Banned From Celebrity Coverage

Enough is enough! If I have to read about another bogus curves celebration (Q: Have you ever been invited to a party in honour of someone's arse? Thought not) I will punch my laptop, and that HURTS. I've begun a list of words and phrases which should be retired from celebrity coverage.
11/06/2012 17:43 BST
Lipgoss: Did Rihanna Eat Feta Cheese Off Some Dude's

Lipgoss: Did Rihanna Eat Feta Cheese Off Some Dude's Head?

Want to know what the internet has been thinking about this week? Well, we've been mostly wondering whether Rihanna did drugs off a man's head at Coachella Media Circus, or if she was unwrapping some feta cheese, which is what it looks like to me.
20/04/2012 11:21 BST
Have We Found Adele's Mystery

Have We Found Adele's Mystery Heartbreaker?

Human beings have an insatiable appetite for sad love songs. We also love a good mystery. So just imagine our delight when these two treats combine to make a pop culture supertreat, such as "Who is the mystery man who inspired Adele's heartbreak album, <em>21</em>?"
05/04/2012 15:43 BST
Lipgoss: Is a Celebrity Twitter Twirade the New Open

Lipgoss: Is a Celebrity Twitter Twirade the New Open Letter?

Of all the sneaky, rotten and downright underhanded ways to claim some column inches, pretending to be worried about a famous friend, associate or relative is verruca-grade disgusting. It's presented as a way of <em>being</em> a bitch without <em>looking</em> like a bitch, but the public ain't that stupid.
05/03/2012 23:24 GMT
Lipgoss: Glenn Close Says Cult Made Her a Better

Lipgoss: Glenn Close Says Cult Made Her a Better Actress

<em>Fatal Attraction</em> star Glenn Close has the following advice for budding thespians: try a cult! The actress told <a href="http://nymag.com" target="_hplink">New York magazine</a> that her family joined the conservative Moral Re-Armament sect with her family when she was just seven years old...
24/01/2012 22:15 GMT
Lipgoss: Jay-Z Totally Sheepish About Sexist

Lipgoss: Jay-Z Totally Sheepish About Sexist Lyrics

Getting older and wiser sucks sometimes, particularly because you're increasingly conscious of what an immature bonehead you used to be. This week, it's the turn of megastar rapper, Beyonce-marrier and brand-spanking-new father, Jay-Z, to cringe about sexist lyrics he rapped in the past.
17/01/2012 22:07 GMT
Lipgoss: Fred Durst Live-Blogs Juice Fast

Lipgoss: Fred Durst Live-Blogs Juice Fast Misery

By this point in 2012, you're probably bored stupid of friends who won't meet you for an alcoholic drink until February, and magazines promising "New Year, New You!" schemes of physical and gastronomical misery, usually alongside a bikini-clad celebrity salesperson.
13/01/2012 00:43 GMT
Lipgoss: Ignore Everything You Read About the Perry-Brand

Lipgoss: Ignore Everything You Read About the Perry-Brand Divorce

It's become impossible to ignore the tiresome way the story has been reported. In the absence of any hard facts about the reason for the split from the couple themselves, we've been treated to a series of ultra-conservative cliches about why marriages fail.
03/01/2012 21:44 GMT
Lipgoss: Which Celebrity is Having the Most Lucrative

Lipgoss: Which Celebrity is Having the Most Lucrative NYE?

Quick poll! On 31 December, are you: a) heading to a friend's house party, b) driving to a sodding cottage in the middle of nowhere or, c) being paid a million dollars to sing at some hotel in Vegas? If you answered (c), congratulations, you are Stevie Wonder!
30/12/2011 21:29 GMT
The Hobbit: New Zealand Gears Up For Fresh Wave Of Tolkien

The Hobbit: New Zealand Gears Up For Fresh Wave Of Tolkien Tourism

Today marks the worldwide premiere of the trailer for <em>The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey,</em> director Peter Jackson's upcoming film based on J.R.R. Tolkien's classic fantasy novel. With a full 12 months until the film's cinematic release, <em>The Hobbit</em> is set to be easily the most hyped film of 2012.
21/12/2011 12:44 GMT
Lipgoss: Jessica Simpson and the Creepy Business Of Public

Lipgoss: Jessica Simpson and the Creepy Business Of Public Weight-Loss

Celebrities hopping into bed with the diet industry is nothing new, of course. Ever since a size 12 Oprah Winfrey wheeled a cart filled with 67 pounds of animal flesh onstage to celebrate her hard-won weight loss, stars have known there's money to be made by spilling your guts about your overspilling gut.
12/12/2011 22:59 GMT