Pop singer Lily Allen announced she was “retiring” from the music industry three years ago but decided to return to the scene late last year with the single Hard Out Here, along with a controversial video featuring those misguided former Britain’s Got Talent contestants the CEO Dancers.
Hard Out Here failed to set the chart alight and Lily has not released her new album titled Sheezus (*rolls eyes*) yet. So imagine my surprise when I spotted her smug mug on the front cover of today’s Evening Standard showing off her NME Award for ‘Best Solo Artist’ at last night’s ceremony (others nominated in the category – David Bowie, Sir Paul McCartney and Kanye West).
This win does not make any sense to me. What has Lily achieved musically over the last three years to deserve an award? As far as I am concerned any credibility that NME had has now disappeared down in to the sewer, thanks to this highly suspicious move.
All I want to know is who paid you off NME?
Shawn Carter aka Jay Z launched his controversial Barneys Christmas collection yesterday.
Rolling Stone reports that the assortment of high-priced goods is available online. The “Shawn Carter Collection” includes a $695 cashmere ski mask, $2,590 boxing shorts, a $3,100 leather and suede wind breaker and, the most expensive item, a $58,000 Mollino crocodile jacket designed by Rick Owens.
Carter and racial profiling Barneys have both stated that 100 percent of the proceeds will be donated to the ‘Shawn Carter Foundation’. The rapper/business/corporate puppy apparently INSISTED this happen after two young black customers were detained by police officers after they purchased expensive items there.
$695 cashmere ski mask… $2,590 boxing shorts - All in the name of “charity” folks.
What a farce.
Shawn Carter aka Jay Z, racial profiling Barneys and the black customers who still insist on stepping foot inside that store and then hand over their hard-earned cash are all a bunch of JOKERS.
For those of you who don’t know Paris Hilton is now signed to Cash Money Records.
I find it highly amusing that Paris would have anything to do with the folks over at Cash Money. The woman has been quite vocal about her dislike for black men.
Anyway I swear Baby would sign a pile of horse manure to his label if he thought it would make him money and that cretin Lil Wayne would record a single with it.
Nah Paris I did not have a good time. But I bet Capital XTRA (formally Choice FM) has now added this song to their playlists. Within a couple of weeks Kojo and Jade will probably be playing this on the Breakfast Show.
Doesn’t this style of music come under “URBAN DANCE”?
Your thoughts please. Hit or Miss?
On Tuesday night glossy Glamour Magazine hosted their lavish annual lickfest, the Glamour Women Of The Year awards in London.
Check out the winners list below.
WOMAN OF THE DECADE: Victoria Beckham
FILM MAKER: Rashida Jones
SOLO ARTIST: Rita Ora
THEATRE ACTRESS: Helen McCrory
SPORTSWOMAN: Nicola Adams
PANDORA BREAKTHROUGH: Samantha Barks
BAND: The Saturdays
WRITER: Miranda Hart
FASHION DESIGNER: Clare Waight Keller
RADIO PERSONALITY: Jameela Jamil
TV PERSONALITY: Nicole Scherzinger (video acceptance)
PRESENTER: Clare Balding
UK TV ACTRESS: Joanne Froggatt
ENTREPRENEUR: Myleene Klass
INTERNATIONAL TV ACTRESS: Zosia Mamet
ACCESSORIES DESIGNER: Emma Hill
EDITOR’S SPECIAL AWARD: Jessie J
MAN OF THE YEAR: Daniel Radcliffe
FILM ACTRESS: Rebel Wilson
Glamour Magazine staff are a bunch of jokers.
Victoria Beckham ‘Woman of The DECADE’. Why because she created ‘Brand Beckham’ and has the funds to pay a talented designer who then goes on to create her entire clothing range, a clothing range that Victoria later slaps her own initials on? Surely there are women who are more deserving of this award. Glamour should bow their heads in shame.
FILMMAKER: Rashida Jones – Err have I missed something here? I know she is an actress but when did the privileged daughter of Quincy Jones become a filmmaker? And are her films that good?
Hahahahaha – I don’t even have the energy to comment on the inclusion of soon to be defunct girl group The Saturdays, Rita Ora and Jessie J.
Every year I end up just shaking my head at Glamour’s laughable winners list and I am surprised the publication still generates enough money to host both the pointless men and women of the year events, and can still afford to pay the A-listers to attend.
Cheryl Cole needs to be stopped. NOW!
I want the name of the dimwit label executive that gave this rubbish the green light. And I hear that odd ball Lana Del Rey wrote the song.
If Chezza thinks that her highly suspect “relationship” with dancer “boyfriend” Tre Holloway (he appears in the video) and this ridiculous single is going to make those of us with long memories forget about the battering of Sophie Amogbokpa back in 2002 , then her PR team has another thing coming.
I remember when independent label Koch Records was the place where fading rappers went to die. Now “reality” TV has become their new resting place.
Earlier this year rapper The Game dramatically revealed that his fiancé Tiffney Cambridge had called off their wedding.
At the time I wondered why the fading rapper would make this announcement. Did anyone even know he was engaged to be married? Did anyone care? I don’t remember any media outlets or bloggers racing to post news and gossip about his personal life so why the announcement?
But it all makes sense now. Jayceon Taylor aka The Game revealed some random news about his private life for a reason. To generate some press coverage and to set the wheels in motion for this structured “reality” nonsense with VH1 titled ‘Marrying The Game’.
Click HERE to read more about the show.
What a load of rubbish.
Yesterday it was announced that Chelsea skipper John Terry had been found guilty by the FA (Football Association) of racially abusing fellow player Anton Ferdinand during a match last year. Click HERE to read all about it.
Terry was caught on camera calling Ferdinand a “f**king black c**t” but may still decide to appeal the FA’s decision.
Now Terry’s former youth team-mate Ugo Ehiogu has come forward to say this:
“He still could come out of this with a degree of his reputation intact, if he accepted the findings and made a strong statement against racism.
Terry and the QPR captain should have sorted this out at the time. You man up, offer sincere apologies and move”.
Ugo pack your bags, grab Dorothy, follow the yellow brick road to the Emerald City and BEG the Wizard of Oz for a brain.
If John Terry dared to go in front of a camera in an attempt to make a “strong statement against racism” it would be one big JOKE. Who would believe him and who would take him seriously apart from gullible black British men like yourself and those that are die-hard Chelsea fans?
John has racially abused black players before but those incidents were swiftly kicked under the carpet.
Wake up Ugo and stop making dumb statements.
Last year’s winner Stacey Solomon was out of the running this year for the POINTLESS ‘Celebrity Mum Of The Year’ title after she was caught smoking while heavily pregnant, so in the end who do they choose? The always publicity seeking Katie Price.
GLAMOUR girl and Sun columnist Katie Price has been named Celebrity Mum of the Year for the second time.
Announcing the award, sponsors Foxy Bingo described Katie, aka Jordan, as a “wonderful role model for mothers faced with the difficulties of juggling work and motherhood, especially with the challenges she has faced with Harvey”.
If any of you have ever tuned in to one of Katie’s many reality shows you will have noticed that the woman spent most of her time getting her hair and make up done, going to events, hanging with her hairstylist and his husband, flying out to far off destinations, and running around with the latest in a long line of boyfriends. Her children always seemed to be in the care of others.
Also when she was still married to Peter Andre he definitely came across as being more hands on when it came to all three children (particularly Harvey who was his step-son) while her backside always seemed to be in the hair and make up chair.
Anyway the online gambling den that is Foxy Bingo is just one big JOKE! This ‘win’ is so suspect. How much did she pay you Foxy?
NONSENSE OF THE DAY: BRITISH ATHLETES ADVISED NOT TO SHAKE HANDS WITH OTHER NATIONS DURING THE OLYMPICS
Via The Guardian
It may be as stereotypically British as fish and chips or warm beer but Team GB‘s athletes are being advised not to shake hands with rivals or dignitaries at the London Games for fear of wrecking their medal chances.
Dr Ian McCurdie, the British Olympic Association chief medical officer, said that illness was one of the major threats to performance in the “pretty hostile environment” of the Olympic Village.
Asked whether that meant athletes should avoid shaking hands, Dr McCurdie said: “I think, within reason, yes.” He added: “I think that is not such a bad thing to advise. The difficulty is when you have got some reception and you have got a line of about 20 people you have never met before who you have got to shake hands with.”
The BOA advises the use of regular hand washing and anti-bacterial hand foam as part of its official advice to the 550 athletes it will take to the Games as part of Britain’s biggest ever team. Continue Reading….
Former British swimming Olympic champion Duncan Goodhew was on Daybreak this morning backing this nonsense. In all the years of major sporting events that have taken place around the world this has never been an issue so why is it suddenly an issue now???
If team GB (Great Britain) performs badly during the games will they then blame their poor performances on feeling ill after shaking heads with a competitor from a different nation?
I seriously doubt there will be this devastating outbreak of a deadly disease that will cut down an entire team after shaking hands.
What are they really trying to say here?
In my opinion this also just sends out the misguided message that by shaking hands with individuals from foreign lands you stand the chance of catching disease.
And the image above (Via The Guardian) is just insulting.
You know when an artists goes out of his/her way to do something unique and different but just ends up looking and sounding bloody stupid….
Why didn’t members from her team sit her down and tell her the truth about this performance during rehearsals? Why didn’t anyone say ‘look you’re going to make a complete fool of yourself if you go ahead with this performance’?
Nicki is a woman who clearly surrounds herself with sycophants and “yes” people.