Month: February 2010

UK MUSIC NEWS: KEISHA BUCHANAN SUES FORMER BAND MATES OVER THE USE OF ‘SUGABABES’ NAME

Via The Daily Mirror Girlband The Sugababes are being sued by founder member Keisha Buchanan – who is trying to BAN the group from using their name. Keisha, who formed the band in 1998, has launched a legal bid to claim a stake in the Sugababes brand – which she says has grown into a multi-million pound business over the past 12 years. Keisha – who was forced to quit the chart-toppers last September – has now demanded that the current line-up of Heidi […]

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UK NEWS: FORMER EASTENDERS STAR FORCED OUT OF 25TH PARTY

Via Digital Spy   Former EastEnders star Mohammed George has revealed that he was removed from the show’s 25th anniversary party.   On arriving at the party George, who played road sweeper Gus Smith, reportedly asked one of the show’s bosses why they hadn’t supported him when he was forced to leave the soap two years ago. The boss responded by having George removed from the party.   He told the Daily Star: “I didn’t deserve to be treated that way. I had no choice […]

EARTHQUAKE HITS CHILE

Via BBC News A massive earthquake has hit central Chile and killed at least 214 people, the interior minister says. The 8.8 quake caused widespread damage, destroying buildings, bridges and roads in many areas, including the capital where a chemical plant caught fire. Electricity, water and phone lines have been cut. Hundreds of thousands of people are believed to be affected. Several Pacific countries were hit by waves higher than usual after a tsunami was set off by the quake. Continue Reading…. […]

RE-ENACTMENT OF MICHAEL JACKSON’S DEATH BROADCAST ON US TV

*shaking my head* Via The Mail Online A controversial re-enactment of Michael Jackson’s death has been shown on US television. VH1 show Famous Crime Scene used an uncanny Jacko lookalike for their chilling 30-minute programme, which aired at 9pm local time. The re-enactment showed the doppelganger being given CPR – first on his bed and then on the floor – by an actor playing the singer’s alleged killer Dr Conrad Murray. Continue Reading…. and view more pics. First the ridiculous live séance on UK […]

UK EVENT: INDUSTRY TAKEOVER – EMPOWERING YOUNG PEOPLE

On Saturday 6th March, Industry Takeover All-Day Seminar & Showcase is back to empower the next generation of emcees, singers, DJs and young music industry professionals. The day will feature upfront debate, led by panellists Ras Kwame, Chantelle Fiddy, Hattie Collins, Griminal, Twin B and Terror Danjah, and there will be performances from Master Shortie, Mz Bratt, Scorcher, Princess Nyah, Devlin and Ny, as well as a whole range of activities brought to you by our event partners Rising Tide, Bigga Fish, […]

UK NEWS: BBC TO CUT STATIONS AND WEBSITES?

  Via BBC News The BBC is refusing to comment on reports it plans to close two radio stations and scale back its web presence to make £600m in savings. BBC Asian Network and 6 Music will be closed under the proposals, according to a report in The Times. Continue Reading…. The BBC refuse to comment on reports. …Well I guess the reports are true then!

UK MUSIC: WRETCH 32 – BORN WINNER

‘Born Winner’ is taken from Wretch’s new mixtape ‘Wretch32.com’. Erm… “Wizzy Wow” ?????? Anyway…. Lyrical Content and Flow –  Wretch is OK. I’ve heard a lot worse. Production – It’s decent. I like the beat. Image – UK male artists (rappers in particular) seriously need to develop close business relationships with fashion houses, stylists, barbers and nutritionists. Your thoughts please. Hit or Miss?

VIDEO: ESTELLE FT KARDINAL OFFISHALL – ‘FREAK’

Check out the sneak peak footage of Estelle’s up and coming video for her new single Freak, featuring Kardinal Offishall. Freak sounds like a late 80s / early 90s dance track. As for the video… Estelle sporting a black boot polish look, complete with bright red glossy lipstick……….. hmmmmm interesting…….. I’ve never paid much attention too Kardinal Offishall. Is he Canadian?  Anyway, I look forward to watching the video in its entirety.

XFM BROADCASTS WORLD EXCLUSIVE FULL PLAYBACK OF GORILLAZ’ NEW ALBUM

Global Radio’s Xfm will broadcast the world exclusive full playback of the brand new album from Gorillaz next week. Plastic Beach is released on Monday 8th March but will have its first full airplay on Xfm on Tuesday 2nd March at 12pm, in an exclusive show presented by John Kennedy, joined by Gorillaz’ very own Murdoc Niccals. Gorillaz band members Murdoc Nicalls, 2D, Noodle and Russel are set to repeat their phenomenal success with the release of Plastic Beach. The album features […]

ESSENCE MAGAZINE IS LOOKING FOR THE NEXT ‘IT MODEL’

Essence Magazine is conducting a nationwide search for the new African-American “It” model. The winner–to be announced in May–will be featured in the September 2010 Fall Fashion issue of Essence and receive a one-year contract with Elite Model Management! Live castings will be conducted in Atlanta, Los Angeles and New York. An expert panel of judges comprised of Essence editors, Elite managers and fashion industry VIPs will attend each of the open castings to evaluate the entrants and 5 finalists will be flown to […]

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