Nick Barnes

Freelance Writer based in Manchester.

Beyonce gets her own dedicated radio station in the US! BOW DOWN...

It has today been revealed that a Beyonce-dedicated Radio Station is set to launch in the US, which will play the star’s music all day, every day. Is there anything Beyonce isn’t going to conquer? She took over the world on December 13 last year, when she dropped her self-titled fifth studio album, there’s university courses in her name, and now a full radio station dedicated to her discography. Crazy (in love. Yes, we’re in love with the announcement) I mean, it’s not so much crazy for us. We

American Horror Story: Freak Show 'Monsters Among Us' RECAP! Bette and Dot are shady, Twisty is terrifying & Elsa is one of them!

“The shadows that had sheltered me were battered by the blinding light of scrutiny. I knew I was about to enter the gates of hell. But like the unescapable pull of gravity, there was nothing I could do about it” – Bette and Dot Tattler American Horror Story: Freak Show premiered on FX this evening, and what a thrilling ride it was. The premiere was a feature episode, so it was slightly longer than the rest of the episodes this season, but we really got an insight into the Freak Show, who the ch

10 reasons we can’t wait to return to J K Rowling's wizarding world

After torturing us for a couple of days with a seemingly impossible riddle, J K Rowling has finally come clean. The riddle, which has been worked out as: ‘Newt Scamander only meant to stay in New York for a few hours,’ is actually a line from the synopsis of the Fantastic Beasts movie. The film trilogy is going to be pretty epic, and it means that we’re going to be transported back to the wizarding world. Here’s why we can’t wait… ‘DUH! Thanks for stating the obvious…’ you may be thinking, bu

Chloe Jasmine: 5 reasons she's the best thing on The X Factor 2014

Last night, fans of The X Factor will have seen posh act Chloe Jasmine secure a place on the live shows as part of Cheryl’s top three girls. Chloe Jasmine isn’t going to be liked by everyone, but we can’t deny that she has a brilliant voice. Here’s five reasons why Chloe Jasmine is the best thing to happen to The X Factor this year. You’re either going to love Chloe, or you’re going to seriously dislike her. It’s a good thing that she is going to split the public down the middle. Let’s face

10 things Mean Girls taught us about life

Today (Friday, October 3) is officially Mean Girls Appreciation Day, and we’ve been getting all nostalgic over how Mean Girls made (and still makes) our life. It has been 10 years since Mean Girls was released, so we’re assuming everyone has seen the film. If you’ve not, you’re totally missing out. It’s so fetch. Here’s 10 life lessons we learned from Lindsay Lohan & co. What NOT to wear You can’t wear a tank top two days in a row, and you can only wear your hair in a ponytail once a week.

Jason Orange leaves Take That: The 4 stages of grief

Guys… it has happened again. Another member of Take That has QUIT on us, but remember Jason Orange, we will ‘Never Forget’… Upon the announcement last night, we heard the hearts of many middle-aged women breaking at the thought of another Take That break-up. The good news is, Gary Barlow (admittedly the most important member of the man band), Howard Donald, and Mark Owen will be sticking together and making Take That a trio. Now, we all deal with grief in different ways, but here’s the four d

REVIEW: Little Mix - Salute: An accomplished R&B record showing off bags of progression

It isn’t very often that an album release takes me by genuine surprise, but it’s safe to say that Little Mix’s latest release, Salute, did exactly that. I was lucky enough to get to hear the album early and I haven’t stopped listening to the stream ever since it landed in my inbox as their second studio album is near perfection. A while ago, Little Mix said that they wanted a more mature sound on their second studio album with a lot more R&B influences, and this is exactly what they have achie

Lady Gaga - Do What U Want Vs Venus: Why the sudden change of heart?

No matter when or how Lady Gaga releases an album, there’s always going to be a lot of hype around it as let’s face it, she’s a global superstar and a pop goddess. However, just because fans are willing to buy into the hype and pre-order the album without having any sort of inclination of how it will sound, it doesn’t mean that there won’t be a few hiccups along the way. Let’s just take the Venus-Do What U Want switcharoo this week. Lady Gaga and her team seem very indecisive when it comes

REVIEW: Jessie J - 'Alive'

J-J-J-J-JESSIE J is back! Today Jessie drops her highly anticipated second studio album ‘Alive’. In the lead-up to the release of Alive, Jessie released two singles – Wild and It’s My Party. The urban influence on the former along with verses from Dizzee Rascal and Big Sean gave me high expectations for the forthcoming album. The latter was a flop for me. It has done well in the charts, flying straight in to number 3, but It’s My Party was like a bad Domino and Who’s Laughing Now? rip-off. How