Month: July 2008

UK NEWS: MAYOR’S £700K TO CUT YOUTH CRIME

Mayor Boris Johnson A £700,000 funding package has been announced by the mayor of London to help tackle knife and gun crime among young people. The money will fund projects which hope to steer youngsters away from violent crime, said Boris Johnson. The announcement follows a spate of high-profile deaths of young people in London. So far this year, 21 teenagers have been killed violently in London. The mayor said he hoped the money would raise aspirations among youths. The new funding []

QUOTE OF THE DAY: RICK ROSS

“When you get to my level, you’re a great conversation piece. I’m big on the blogs, I’m big on the magazines, and I appreciate that as an artist. That’s why I’m in the game. I got in this game to introduce people and to make great music. And that’s what it’s about.  Just keep the rumors coming,”   “We gon’ keep the records coming, we gon’ keep the music coming. Like I said, I’m one of the realest sources of this real street []

AMY WINEHOUSE IN HOSPITAL

Singer Amy Winehouse has spent the night in hospital after an ambulance was called to her London home. A spokesman for the 24-year-old confirmed she had been taken to University College Hospital after suffering a “reaction to medication”. Continue Reading…. “a reaction to medication” *rolls eyes” yeah ok Amy whatever………………………………………..  The woman parties every night and its clear that she is still a hard core drug abuser. “A reaction to medication” – my back foot! Amy, her publicity seeking father Mitch, and her waste man husband []

ITALIAN VOGUE THE BLACK ISSUE – A WORLD WIDE SMASH

In the world of fashion magazine, a black model on the cover of the publication is is a rare occurrence. The justification for this disparity is often that issues with black cover models don’t sell. This month, however, the so-called “black” issue of Italian Vogue has proven that theory to be at least somewhat flawed. As reported by UK news source The Guardian, in the past four weeks, the issue has caused such a phenomenal demand at news-stands in Britain and the []

NELLY NAMED SPOKESMODEL FOR SEAN JOHN UNDERWEAR

Saint Louis rap star Nelly has been named the first ever spokesmodel for Sean John Underwear, it was announced today (July 28). Nelly will be featured in the Fall campaign promoting Sean John’s collection of underwear and loungewear. The campaign, which was shot by Randee St. Nicholas, showcases Nelly in a modern home overlooking Los Angeles, while modeling the underwear. “I have been a big fan of Diddy and the Sean John clothing line for years,” Nelly told AllHipHop.com in a statement. []

UK NEWS: FOOTBALLER NATHAN DYER GUILTY OF BAR BURGLARY

Southampton footballer Nathan Dyer Shamed Southampton star Nathan Dyer has been convicted in court after the Sunday Mirror exposed him as a thief. The midfielder was filmed on CCTV rummaging through the bags of £5.50-an-hour barmaids while team-mate Bradley Wright-Phillips allegedly stood by. Staff at Bar Bluu in Southsea, where the players had been treated as VIPs, later reported three mobile phones and £145 cash missing. Dyer pleaded guilty to burglary at Portsmouth Magistrates’ Court on Friday and was ordered to do []

CHINA DENIES BANNING BLACKS FROM BARS DURING BEIJING OLYMPICS

China’s Foreign Ministry has denied that they plan on banning blacks from going in to bars during the 2008 Beijing Olympics, which kicks off next week. A statement posted on the ministry’s site said: “The report proved to be sheerly groundless as we checked with the Beijing Public Security Bureau. Beijing’s public security departments, including the Sanlitun police station, have never demanded that any bar stop serving customers from any region or country.” And my response to that is – We don’t believe you, you need more people.