SceneProfiles| Mad News – Screen Nation Digital-iS Media Awards Favourite Arts, Entertainment, Lifestyle Web or Mag Nominee

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If you are interested in UK entertainment news then you must have come across Mad News. We caught up with the woman behind the website Janice Spence to find out more about the Favourite Arts/Entertainment/Lifestyle Website or Magazine nominee.

So, how did it all begin?

I would have to say American entertainment blogs that started popping up during the mid-noughties inspired me to embark on my online journey. I loved blogs like Crunk & Disorderly, Concrete Loop and Sandra Rose because they reported entertainment news in a fresh, hilarious and fearless way.  I love writing and sharing my thoughts so I started blogging via Myspace first, built up a small following and not long after that Mad News was born.”

Those familiar with the site love it for Janice’s quick wit, sarcasm and hilarious finds. A big plus is that she also manages to update and the maintain the site while holding down a full time job. As a lady with her finger on the pulse, what has been the biggest learning?

UK minor celebrities are a sensitive and comical bunch, and that you never know whose watching.”

What’s next for Mad News?

“I have never been a planner but I do have a few ideas going around in my head at moment that I want to try out in 2014.  I however don’t want to say too much at the moment just in case nothing comes of these plans and I end up looking like a major fool hahaha. I don’t want to be one of those types who brag about the many ‘projects’ they have in the pipeline supposedly coming up in the coming months. Months then pass and all you then hear is silence and a howling wind.”

Finally, why should people vote for Mad News?

People should vote for Mad News because it is a funny (well I think it is) informative, fearless and uncompromising.


Well there you go! To vote for Mad News to win the Favourite Arts/Entertainment/Lifestyle Website or Magazine Award, click here

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