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UK NEWS: FILM STARRING GORDON RAMSAY TAKES JUST £121 IN IT’S OPENING WEEKEND

June 30, 2011 4 comments

Gordon Ramsay

Romantic comedy Love’s Kitchen has flopped spectacularly at the box office.  The Independent reports that the film which features celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay has only taken a pitiful £121.00 in it’s opening weekend.

Click HERE to read more…

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! Oh dear!

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UK NEWS: EASTENDERS STAR BUNMI MOJEKWU (MERCI) AND RAPPER AMPLIFY DOT ‘TRADE BLOWS’ VIA TWITTER

June 30, 2011 29 comments

Bunmi Mojekwu and Amplify Dot

I came across our latest UK Twitter “spat” over at Pappzd.com earlier today, and from what I gather it all started when female emcee Amplify Dot tweeted that Eastenders star Bunmi Mojekwu (who plays Merci in the soap) “is wedge” (meaning thick). But this didn’t go down too well with Bunmi.  Click HERE to read.

Then came the insults and to my surprise Bunmi held her own. Click HERE to read more.

But it was the remarks below from Amplify that caught my attention.

Admittedly when I watch Eastenders I cannot help but complain loudly and despair over Merci’s ill advised weaves, but you would expect remarks of that nature (above) from racists and National Front/BNP members, not from a fellow black female. 

*shaking my head*.

UK MUSIC NEWS: TINCHY STRYDER AND DIONNE BROMFIELD RECORD OLYMPIC TORCH RELAY SONG – SPINNIN’ FOR 2012

June 30, 2011 Leave a comment

Tinchy Stryder and Dionne Bromfield

Dionne Bromfield and Tinchy Stryder, have teamed up to record an official Olympic Torch Relay song ”Spinnin’ For 2012”. The lyrics for the song, originally written and recorded by Speech Debelle, have been re-written by Tinchy & Dionne to produce as uplifting and inspirational song as you’re likely to hear all summer.

“Spinnin’ For 2012”  will create the perfect soundtrack to what will be an epic 8,000 mile journey over 70 days which aims  to take the Olympic Flame within 1 hour’s journey of 95% of the UK population.

The music and lyrics, already used as the soundtrack to the London 2012 Torchbearer nomination film, look forward to the summer of 2012, bringing alive the youthful focus of the Relay and the inspirational people that will be celebrated as they carry the Olympic Flame around the UK.

This is the first time these two young Londoners have recorded together and the result is a glorious pop song which looks destined for the top of the charts. “Spinnin’ For 2012 ” is the first song to be released in association with the London 2012 Games.

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I look forward to hearing the single.

VIDEO: BEYONCE PERFORMS RUN THE WORLD (GIRLS) ON X-FACTOR (FRANCE)

June 29, 2011 2 comments
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SINGER BEVERLEY KNIGHT BLASTS X-FACTOR

June 29, 2011 8 comments

 

“A lot of my friends say that I should go on that show, but I don’t think I could get into bed with that monstrosity,”.

“I couldn’t ever stand there and effectively tell them how to become a superstar. They won’t be, and a huge amount of money will be sunk into them that could have gone to someone who has worked hard for it. I love to give my advice and expertise to artists who are putting in the groundwork, but that show requires a level of fakeness that I couldn’t give.

“I’d want to get deep – talk about annunciation and posture – but the TV wouldn’t want that! They want pantomime.”

[Via Digital Spy]

Beverley speaks the truth!

Last years X-Factor was the worst. An arrogant Simon Cowell didn’t even try to hide the fact that the show was a complete and utter farce, and treated viewers/voters who tuned in each week like idiots. He just didn’t care.  All he cared about was taking the show to America and Cheryl “now jobless” Cole.

R.KELLY SET TO PERFORM AT REGGAE SUMFEST 2011

June 28, 2011 6 comments

It has been announced that R.Kelly will perform at this years Reggae Sumfest which takes place July 21-23 in Montego Bay Jamaica.

Johnny Gourzong, executive producer of the event said,

“The Reggae Sumfest team is excited to be presenting R. Kelly on the Sumfest stage. We have been trying to contract him for the last five years and it is great to see that it is finally happening. We are expecting a spectacular performance from Mr. Kelly.”

It will be R Kelly’s second performance in Jamaica. He made his Jamaican debut in 1996 at a concert at Jamworld in St. Catherine. At that time, he was the hottest artiste in R&B, thanks to the multi-platinum success of 12 Play, his 1993 album that announced him as a bona fide superstar.

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We have been trying to contract him for the last five years and it is great to see that it is finally happening.

Like with most R&B/Hip Hop US acts these days R.Kelly will perform at any event and tour anywhere in the world that will have him.  Times have changed.

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VIDEO: PIERS MORGAN INTERVIEWS BEYONCE IN LONDON

June 28, 2011 1 comment

Via The Lava Lizard

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VIDEO: KELLY ROWLAND PERFORMS ‘MOTIVATION’ AT THE BET AWARDS 2011

June 27, 2011 5 comments
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UK COMEDY: MEET THE ADEBANJO’S – SHORT REVIEW

June 27, 2011 6 comments

Meet The Adebanjo's (Photo Credit: Richard Unger)

On the 26th June the first episode of the highly anticipated British-Nigerian sitcom Meet The Adebanjo’s debuted online at midnight.

First let me say that the team behind this sitcom have worked extremely hard to get to this point so congratulations to them.

Now on to my thoughts…..

In the first episode viewers were introduced to the mother (Gladys), bumbling tight-fisted father (Bayo), pre-teen son (Toby) who wants to be a ‘player’ and thinks he’s a bit of a ‘ladies man’, annoying and vain daughter (Sade), and larger than life aunt (Auntie Funke).

It’s Gladys and Bayo’s wedding anniversary but an excited Gladys who is expecting big things from her husband on this special day is left disappointed after it becomes clear that Bayo is not the most romantic man on earth.

While this is going on daughter Sade attempts to help Auntie Funke lose weight so she can fit in to her party dress and son Toby, when he is not on the phone sweet talking a succession of different girls, he can be seen advising his father on how to surprise his mother on their wedding anniversary.

I’ve been told that the first episode went down extremely well at the official screening last week Wednesday at The Ritzy in Brixton. Those in attendance thought it was hilarious. But I personally didn’t find it particularly funny. The only character that bordered on being mildly amusing was Auntie Funke.

Sitcoms that use the old-fashioned TV sitcom format (e.g. filmed in front of a live studio audience/laugh track) for me always tend to start off quite slow,  but the scripts/jokes  gradually improve by the third episode.

It is still very early days for Meet The Adebanjo’s and there will be more episodes to come so I will definitely be tuning in again. It still has  potential.

To watch the first episode of Meet The Adebanjo’s visit:

http://www.meettheadebanjos.com//index.php/home/

Click on ‘Watch Episode’ (on the left-hand side of the screen)

Password – afrobrit

Your thoughts please…..

2011 BET AWARDS – THE WINNERS

June 27, 2011 9 comments

The 2011 BET Awards took place last night in Los Angeles.

Check out the list of  lucky winners below.

Best Female R&B Artist
* Rihanna
Jennifer Hudson
Beyoncé
Marsha Ambrosius
Keri Hilson

Best Male R&B Artist
* Chris Brown
Cee-Lo Green
Bruno Mars
Trey Songz
Usher

Best Group
* Diddy Dirty Money
Cali Swag District
N.E.R.D.
New Boyz
Travis Porter

Best Female Hip Hop Artist
* Nicki Minaj
Diamond
Cymphonique
Lola Monroe

Best Male Hip Hop Artist
* Kanye West
B.o.B
Drake
Lil Wayne
Rick Ross

Best Collaboration
* Chris Brown ft. Lil Wayne & Busta Rhymes, “Look At Me Now”
B.o.B ft. Haley Williams of Paramore, “Airplanes”
Kanye West ft. Rihanna, “All of the Lights”
Chris Brown ft. Tyga & Kevin McCall, “Deuces”
Waka Flocka Flame ft. Roscoe Dash & Wale, “No Hands”
Rihanna ft. Drake, “What’s My Name”

Best New Artist
* Wiz Khalifa
J. Cole
Bruno Mars
Miguel
Willow Smith

YoungStars Award – TIE
* Jaden Smith
* Willow Smith

Shenell Edmonds
Keke Palmer
Diggy Simmons

Best Gospel
* Mary Mary
Byron Cage
Deitrick Haddon
Karen Clark Sheard
BeBe & CeCe Winans

Centric Award
* Marsha Ambrosius
Eric Benét
Cee-Lo Green
R. Kelly
Kem

Best International Act (Africa) – TIE
* 2Face Idibia (Nigeria)
* D’ Banj (Nigeria)
D-Black (Ghana)
Fally Ipupa (DR Congo)
Angelique Kidjo (Benin)
Teargas (South Africa)

Best International Act (UK)
* Tinie Tempah
VV Brown
Chipmunk
Laura Izibor
Skepta
Tinchy Stryder

Best Actress
* Taraji P. Henson
Halle Berry
Regina King
Zoë Saldana
Kerry Washington

Best Actor
* Idris Elba
Laz Alonso
Chris Brown
Don Cheadle
Jamie Foxx

Best Movie
* For Colored Girls
Death at a Funeral
Takers
The Book of Eli
Tyler Perry’s Why Did I Get Married, Too?

Sportswoman of the Year
* Serena Williams
Tamika Catchings
Candice Dupree
Maya Moore
Venus Williams

Sportsman of the Year
* Michael Vick
Carmelo Anthony
Kobe Bryant
LeBron James
Derrick Rose

Viewers Choice Award
Chris Brown – Look at Me Now
Lifetime Achievement Award
Patti LaBelle

Humanitarian Awards
Steve Harvey

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Right so Rihanna wins Best R&B artist? I always considered her a Pop artist.

Congratulations Idris Elba for winning Best Actor and Marsha Ambrosius for winning a Centric Award (whatever that is).

And Steve Harvey is this years Humanitarian Award winner. HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! Really BET??? What has Steve done to warrant such an accolade? What exactly has he done for humanity???

They just hand out these types of awards to any old Tom, Dick and Harry these days. I think I will put my name in the hat next year just to see if I get lucky.

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