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2010 WEBLOG AWARDS

January 8, 2010 Leave a comment

The 2010 Weblog Awards will award the first Bloggers of the new decade, and nominations are now open.

The deadline for nominations is January 12th so vote for your favourite blogs now, and please don’t forget to vote for Mad News.

Click HERE to submit your votes.

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MICHAEL JACKSON’S DOCTOR CHARGED WITH INVOLUNTARY MANSLAUGHTER

January 8, 2010 2 comments

Conrad Murray

Via The Guardian Website

The physician who injected Michael Jackson with drugs in the hours before his death is to be charged with involuntary manslaughter, with authorities accusing him of negligence in the singer’s overdose.

Dr Conrad Murray, a physician who joined Jackson’s entourage last year to get him fit ahead of a gruelling concert series in London, has been in law enforcement sights since it was revealed he was with the singer when he died in June. Continue Reading

Well it’s about time!!!!!!

I don’t understand why it took them this long to charge Conrad – Mr “I did nuttin wrong“..

Rest In Peace Michael.

UK TV: SISQO WEARS MANKINI ON CELEBRITY BIG BROTHER

January 8, 2010 11 comments

Tune in to Celebrity Big Brother tonight on Channel 4 and see Sisqo sporting a sexy black mankini.

Click HERE to view more pics…

Has it really come to this Sisqo???

SINGER MARSHA AMBROSIUS SIGNS WITH J RECORDS

January 8, 2010 4 comments

Soul Culture reports that UK songstress Marsha Ambrosius has signed a new deal with Sony/BMG distributed label J Records.

The singer was previously signed to Dr Dre’s Aftermath label.  

Congratulations Marsha.

I hope it works out for her over at J Records and she finally manages to release her long-awaited debut album.

AUSTRALIAN KFC COMMERCIAL SPARKS RACE ROW IN THE US

January 8, 2010 64 comments

[Thanks Keysha]

Oh dear oh dear.. the Australians are at it again! tut tut!  

Remember this?

The folks down under are once again being accused of racism because of the KFC commercial below, that was being shown in Australia during cricket season.

Via BBC News

The Australian arm of the fast food chain Kentucky Fried Chicken has had to withdraw an advertisement after accusations of racial insensitivity.

It showed a white cricket fan trying to pacify a group of rowdy West Indian fans by handing around fried chicken.

When the advertisement reached America via the internet there were complaints.

It was accused of reinforcing a derogatory racial stereotype linking black people in the American deep south with a love of fried food.

The advertisement from Kentucky Fried Chicken features a white cricket fan dressed in the green and gold of the Australian team surrounded by a group of West Indian supporters, who are dancing and singing to a calypso beat.

He decides to quieten them down by handing around a bucket of fried chicken.

Continue Reading….

KFC’s head office in the US has since apologised and issued this statement,

“KFC Australia is removing the television advertisement that was being run in conjunction with the Australian cricket season.

“We apologise for any misinterpretation of the ad as it was not meant to offend anyone.”

However KFC Australia released a statement saying,

“It is a light-hearted reference to the West Indian cricket team,”

“The ad was reproduced online in the US without KFC’s permission, where we are told a culturally-based stereotype exists, leading to the incorrect assertion of racism.

“We unequivocally condemn discrimination of any type and have a proud history as one of the world’s leading employers for diversity.”

 Your thoughts please? Racist or just harmless lighthearted fun?

REGGAE STAR BUJU BANTON PLEADS ‘NOT GUILTY’ TO DRUG CHARGE

January 8, 2010 Leave a comment

The BBC News website reports that reggae star Buju Banton has pleaded not guilty to a drug charge in a court in Florida.

Banton was charged with conspiring to buy more than five kilograms of cocaine from an undercover law enforcement officer in December 2009.

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