Month: August 2008

2008 OLYMPICS: JAMAICAN USAIN BOLT WORLDS FASTEST MAN

Usian Bolt (second to L) Usian Bolt celebrated his coronation as the world’s fastest man 20 meters early, throwing out his arms and thumping his chest. But he still obliterated the world record in the 100 meters Saturday night, turning his Olympic gold medal performance into a show of astounding talent. Bolt could have run far faster than his 9.69 seconds had he run through the finish line, but he sliced 0.03 off his world record anyway. In the end, it was all about []

PICS OF THE DAY: BERNIE MAC MEMORIAL SERVICE

Bernie’s memorial service took place yesterday (Saturday August 16th) in Chicago at the House of Hope. Rest In Peace. Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr. and Chris Rock Mourners Mourners Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley Comedian Steve Harvey Comedian Cedric the Entertainer Mourner hugs family member Photographs: WireImage

MADONNA TURNS 50

I remember when Madonna first came on to the music scene, I pretended to hate her, but secretly I was a fan (lol). It’s strange to think that she has now reached the big 50! Admittedly Madonna is far from being the greatest vocalist in the world, but she is one hell of a entertainer, trendsetter and a business woman ( check out the history of her company Maverick and the success it’s enjoyed throughout the years) . According to Guinness World Records, Madonna is the most []

DJ VLAD FILES $4 MILLION LAWSUIT AGAINST RICK ROSS

DJ Vlad after beat down DJ Vlad filed a $4 million dollar lawsuit against Rick Ross in Federal Court in New York on Friday (August 15), claiming that the Miami MC orchestrated a “brutal attack” on Vlad (born Vlad Lyubovny) at the Ozone Awards in Houston last Sunday. According to a press release from Vlad’s attorney, Brian Caplan, the assault and battery lawsuit against Ross (born William Leonard Roberts II) alleges that “Rick Ross orchestrated a brutal attack upon DJ Vlad, carried []

NEW MUSIC: BRANDY – ‘RIGHT HERE (DEPARTED)’

Source Well Brandy has been away from the music scene, for it seems an eternity, but is now back with the new single ‘Right Here (Departed)’ produced by Rodney Jerkins and lifted from her fifth studio album. LISTEN Does Brandy still have a place in today’s fickle music scene? Will she be able to compete with the Cassie’s (LOL!!!), the Rhianna’s and the Beyonce’s? Your thoughts please?

UK NEWS: QUADRUPLETS ACHIEVE TOP A-LEVEL EXAM GRADES

(Left to right) 18-year-old quadruplets Tobi, Tayo, Tolu, and Tosin, who are all members of the Oke family. Photograph: John Stillwell/PA Wire A-level results are being hit by sibling inflation as the number of photogenic twins gaining top grades and places at the same university rose again for the 17th year in a row. And 2008 saw the usual twins being trumped by the appearance of the Oke quadruplets – Tolu, Tayo, Tobi and Tosin – who achieved A and B grades []

VH1 ANNOUNCE 2008 HIP HOP HONOREES

Honorees for this year’s annual Hip Hop Honors show will be Cypress Hill, De La Soul, Slick Rick, Naughty By Nature and Too $hort. The show will premiere on October 7th at 10pm stateside. It will probably air here in the UK the following month on MTV Base. Read full press release below…. NEW YORK, August 13, 2008 – VH1 has announced the five honorees for their fifth annual “VH1 Hip Hop Honors,” Cypress Hill, De La Soul, Slick Rick, Naughty By []