Bad Santa

The best of the #SantaNoShowExcuses

Christmas Eve has arrived! The big man and his helpers will be undertaking final preparations before they head out on a reality-defying journey tonight. As always, Twitter is straight in there with a suitable trending hashtag. Today, the Twittesphere is surmising what reason Santa might have for not visiting them with #SantaNoShowExcuses We’re sorry to …

Virals December 24, 2015

Can Hermione Granger be black? Of course she can

Recent news that a black actress, Noma Dumezweni, has been cast to play the adult Hermione Granger in the forthcoming stage version of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child in London has rekindled discussions about colour-blind casting. There have been several comments online from people who disagree wholeheartedly with Hermione being played by a black actress. And on …

Agenda Theatre December 22, 2015

R Kelly walks out of interview after being asked about sexual allegations

R Kelly has walked out of an interview after being questioned about the allegations of sexual assault that have surrounded the R&B singer for years. He stormed out of the interview with HuffPost Live after 20-minutes, pulling off his microphone and leaving the set. During the interview, host Caroline Modarressy-Tehrani asked Kelly about how he thinks his controversial …

Music News December 22, 2015

Morrissey says winning Bad Sex Award is a ‘repulsive horror’

Morrissey was recently awarded the ‘Bad Sex Award’ from The Literary Review – and he’s not happy about it. Each year, the award honours the “most egregious passage of sexual description in a work of fiction” and it’s safe to say that Morrissey’s efforts were as egregious (shockingly bad) as they come. The ex Smiths frontman …

Music News December 17, 2015

The Strokes are officially recording a new album

It’s official, The Strokes are back in the studio. We even have photographic evidence. Victoria Morales-Kühne, Head of Victoria Records, posted an Instagram photo with the band which she revealed was taken during a recording session in her studio. The NYC band had booked out two studios – one to rehearse in, and one to …

Music News December 14, 2015

The best new Christmas songs of 2015

When it comes to Christmas songs, it’s usually a case of the oldies being the goodies. There are some classics that are just indestructible. While there will always be a place in our heart for ‘Last Christmas’, with each year comes a selection of new tinsel-tinged tracks, and some of this year’s are actually worth your while. …

Music Lists Playlists December 14, 2015

Damon Albarn and Noel Gallagher team up for Gorillaz cover

Blur’s Damon Albarn and Oasis’ Noel Gallagher proved that their Britpop rivalry is ancient history when they teamed up to play songs by Gorillaz and The Clash at the birthday party of bassist Paul Simonon. Simonon turns 60 tomorrow (15 December) and celebrated the big day with a super group gig consisting of Simonon, Albarn, Gallagher …

Music News December 14, 2015

Which kind of office Christmas party person are you?

Christmas party season is here and all across the land people who don’t normally drink much are preparing to drink. A lot. Every year, without fail, the same stereotypes come out to play. There’s always someone who embarrasses themselves by spewing in the corner, the quiet guy from accounts turns out to be a massive …

Quizzes December 11, 2015
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