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UK NEWS: FOOTBALLER JOHN TERRY WINS BID TO HAVE DINNER WITH BOY BAND JLS (WHAT A FARCE)

February 29, 2012 15 comments

John Terry with JLS and team-mate Ashley Cole

Desperate to prove to the world that he is not racist Chelsea skipper and England’s former captain John Terry apparently bid and paid £16,000 for a dinner with boy band JLS at a charity bash last night.

The event was held to raise money for the Help For Heroes and Cancer Research charities at The Brewery in London.

A grateful JLS later tweeted,

“Cancer research went in tonight!! thanks for John terry for helping to raise over 30k on a JLS lot!excellent work!!”

John Terry has been charged with racially abusing QPR star Anton Ferdinand during a match back in October. Terry is “alleged” to have called Ferdinand a “f**king black c**t.

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John Terry bidding and winning a meal with JLS who just so happen to be an all black boy group just seems extremely suspect. And don’t even get me started on that photograph.

I see the PR machine is once again hard at work here. You are fooling no one John.

I would love to be a fly on the wall during that dinner date. What a FARCE!

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UK NEWS: ACTOR ASHLEY WALTERS BECOMES THE FIRST GUEST EDITOR OF FLAVOUR MAGAZINE

February 29, 2012 Leave a comment

Inside Men and Top Boy star Ashley Walters guest edits the March/April edition of popular youth culture publication Flavour Magazine.

In his role as Guest Editor, Ashley reveals his Top 10 music artists that act and interviews Flavour’s cover star Alexandra Burke.

Ashley Walters

When asked about his role as Guest Editor Walters said,

It’s been hard work juggling everything as guest editor and it was more work than I thought! But it’s been good fun getting to know what it takes to put together an exclusive issue.

Flavour Magazine’s Editor-in-Chief Annika Allen said,

Ashley Walters is one of our own: a British actor and music artist and one of our previous cover stars. To have him as our first ever guest editor is a real privilege. We are excited for our readers to have the opportunity to be exposed to his work in Flavour and those who log on to www.flavourmag.co.uk.

In addition, this special issue featuresinterviews with Misha B, Dot Rotten, The Ting Tings, Kimberly Wyatt (Pussycat Dolls), Childish Gambino, Richard Callender, Angel, Mikill Pane, Clement Marfo & The Frontline and much, much more.

UK NEWS: JAMES MURDOCH TO STEP DOWN AS NEWS INTERNATIONAL CHAIRMAN

February 29, 2012 Leave a comment

James Murdoch

Via Digital Spy

James Murdoch is to step down as executive chairman of News International newspapers in the UK, it has been announced.
News Corporation confirmed this afternoon that Murdoch, the son of Rupert Murdoch, will no longer chair the board at the group that includes companies publishing The Times, The Sunday Times and The Sun.

He has been widely criticised for his handling of the phone hacking scandal that led to the closure of the News of the World last year, including question marks over how much he knew about the scale of criminal behaviour at the UK newspaper publisher.

Rupert Murdoch, the chief executive and chairman of News Corporation, said that his son will now focus on expanding the company’s pay-TV businesses.

“We are all grateful for James’s leadership at News International and across Europe and Asia, where he has made lasting contributions to the group’s strategy in paid digital content and its efforts to improve and enhance governance programmes,” he said.

“Now that he has moved to New York, James will continue to assume a variety of essential corporate leadership mandates, with particular focus on important pay-TV businesses and broader international operations.” Continue Reading….

James Murdoch has run back to America because he fears he will be arrested and later charged.

News International minions are being fed to the lions while old man Murdoch, his son and Rebekah Brooks seem to be getting away with it. Rebekah in particular knew about her staffs phone hacking practices and the bribing of police officers.  How can they expect us to believe that Rebekah and those above her knew nothing of these practices?

UK NEWS: DERECK CHISORA HIT WITH INDEFINITE BAN FROM BOXING

February 29, 2012 6 comments

Dereck Chisora

It has been announced that The World Boxing Council has given London boxer Dereck Chisora an indefinite ban after his ridiculous brawl with “retired” boxer David Haye during a post-fight press conference several weeks ago.

Click HERE to read more….

Watch the brawl below if you missed it.

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VIDEO: JUMP OFF TV UK (DEBATE) – ARE AFRICAN JOKES PLAYED OUT?

February 28, 2012 9 comments

The debaters got together with two special guests and discussed how far ethnic jokes can go before they become played out. With the African culture becoming a more popular topic amongst comedians, Babatunde (comedian) also had his own opinion on the matter.

Here are some of the questions and points that were raised and discussed during the debate:
- How far will African jokes go before they get boring?
- Can African jokes reach out to the mainstream?
- Are Ethnic jokes offensive?
- Is there a double standard in ethnic comedy?

When comedians are getting on stage telling the same old tired jokes they were telling ten years ago then it’s a problem.

How can Teef say Gina Yashere isn’t funny? Hahahaha. I love that woman. She is FUNNY!

Your thoughts please….

VIDEO: TIM WESTWOOD FREE “RAVE” – CONTESTANTS ENTER DANCE COMPETITION (NO WORDS…..)

February 28, 2012 11 comments
Over the weekend Tim “Big Dawg” Westwood hosted a FREE “rave” at the O2 Arena. Photographs of the event were then posted on Facebook and then promptly removed by Westwood because they created such a stir. I have only been able to see a few of the pictures and all I can do is shake my head. What an embarrassing MESS!!! Click HERE to view some of the photographs.
Anyway at some point during the evening there was a dance competition.  One of my readers Miss Fonteyne sums this footage up best when she says,

“He really did make the ‘monkeys’ dance . Deep….

I blame poor parenting, People stuck with a slave mentality giving birth to kids who grow up to become even dumber”.

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HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA. I can’t. Awful.

There aren’t enough words for the young lady dancing bare foot and exposing her knickers.

Your thoughts please…

VIDEO: JUMP OFF UK (DEBATE) – DOES THE ART OF FREESTYLING STILL EXIST?

February 27, 2012 4 comments

Our Jump Off debaters got together to discuss two different art forms. The art of writing lyrics versus freestyling.

How has the definition of freestyling evolved over time?

Is writing lyrics for an MC battle acceptable?

What is the definition of a freestyle?

As far as I am concerned freestyling is straight off the top of the dome. END OF!

Now you have people going on the Tim Westwood show (for example) fooling the 90s babies in to believing that the lyrics coming from out of their mouths has come straight off the top of their heads, when in fact they had already typed out every word on their Blackberrys and practiced for hours beforehand.

It wasnt like this years ago. But I guess things change.

Your thoughts please….

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UK MUSIC: MELODY KEYS FT SHIMMER BABY AND LISA MERCEDEZ – QUIET STORM

February 27, 2012 2 comments

Check out UK artists Melody Keys, Shimmer Baby and Lisa Mercedez’s very own rendition of Mobb Deep/Lil Kim’s Quiet Storm.

Thanks Brown Eyez 

Lord help us.

Your thoughts please. Hit or Miss?

UK NEWS: PLAQUE HONOUR FOR ‘FIRST BLACK STAR’ ELISABETH WELCH

February 27, 2012 1 comment

Elisabeth Welch

The BBC reports that the singer Elisabeth Welch is to be commemorated with an English Heritage blue plaque in south-west London.

Welch is the second black woman to be honoured with a blue plaque in London (who was the first?)

The plaque will be unveiled in Ovington Court, Kensington, which was her home during the 1930s when she rose to fame on the cabaret circuit.

The performer died aged 99 in 2003 and has been described as “Britain’s first black star”.

Welch was born in New York in 1904, but lived in London for 70 years.

Click HERE to read more…..

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Rest In Peace Elisabeth Welch.

UK EVENT: THE UK’S FIRST EVER “URBAN” STRIP NIGHT – WERE YOU THERE?

February 27, 2012 4 comments

Click HERE to watch advertisement for event.

Last night the first ever black.. oops sorry.. I mean “URBAN” strip night in the UK took place at BEAVERS in Watford.  YES this is progress folks!

Anyway so far the feedback that I have received about this event has been comical. But were any of you in attendance? If so what did you think?

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