Every time I watch a film that is based in the UK, features British actors, but is then financed by Hollywood and ultimately geared towards an American audience I cringe.
The characters always seem to be upper class individuals, who speak in cut glass English accents, and drink tea and eat scones all day.
I don’t recognise the Britain that is being portrayed on the big screen. A classic example of this has to be the film ‘Notting Hill’ starring Julia Roberts and Hugh Grant. What a JOKE!!! Richard Curtis you deserve a slap!
Anyway check out this article I found today which breaks down through words and pictures Hollywood’s seriously misguided idea of Britain ….
If Hollywood was to make a film with Brixton, Hackney, Tottenham, or Peckham as it’s back drop, I dread to think what their interpretation would look and sound like……
The organisers of a French music concert are threatening legal action after headliner Amy Winehouse pulled out on Friday with just hours to go.
Winehouse failed to travel to the three-day Rock En Seine festival in Paris where the line-up included the Raconteurs, The Streets and Kate Nash.
The 24-year-old singer was said to have been taken ill at her London home.
Rock En Seine said there was “no explanation of the exact reasons for her absence”. Continue Reading…
It serves the organisers right! Why book Amy Winehouse as the headliner??? why book Amy at all???
I don’t understand why concert organisers here and overseas, insist on booking this car crash. WTF????
This wotless woman is a hard core drug abuser, who as far as I am concerned isn’t interested in “getting clean”. She is unreliable, an attention seeker, and when Amy does perform she is clearly off her face on drugs/alcohol.
Still they keep throwing gigs and money at what some might deem as this circus freak show.
Perhaps that’s why they do it. They know that people will pay just to see Amy acting the fool, sounding off key, and looking like she’s just been dragged through cactus.
An Asian man who killed his BNP activist neighbour in a dispute has been jailed for eight years.
Habib Khan, 50, of Stoke-on-Trent, was convicted in May of the manslaughter of 52-year-old Keith Brown whom he stabbed with a kitchen knife last year.
Mr Khan’s son, Kazir Saddique, was sentenced to a year in prison and a year on licence after admitting the unlawful wounding of Mr Brown’s son.
Khan said that living next door to Mr Brown for five years had been “hell”. Source
Read Full story here
It sounds as if Habib Kahn just had enough of the threats, racial abuse, and attacks to his home.
Keith Brown just kept on pushing it and eventually got more than what he bargained for.
“I’m not racist. I have nothing against coloureds…. I mean black people… or your skin colour. I mean it’s not your fault …..”
This was said during a conversation over lunch with a former colleague, twelve/thirteen years ago. I was working weekends at a department store (those born, raised and living in London should remember Allders of Bromley, which has now been turned in to a Primark), and this particular colleague happened to be a 16 year old girl, who at the time was involved in a hot and heavy relationship with a 32 year old man….
Anyway I cannot remember how we got on to the subject matter of Race but she dropped this gem and I thought I would share it.
I often wonder what became of her…..
Admittedly they can dance.. but…… hmmmmmm……..
Your thoughts please…….
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