Month: October 2008

UK NEWS: LEUKAEMIA SURVIVOR DANIEL DE GALE DIES

Daniel De Gale (March 14th 1987 – October 2008)  [Thanks Agnes] I just received the sad news that leukaemia survivor Daniel De Gale sadly passed away today. Daniel was diagnosed with Leukaemia in 1993 at the age of six and was put on a 2 year course of chemotherapy which he completed in March 1995. But after being in remission for just 9 months, he relapsed in December 1995, when a routine blood test revealed leukaemia cells again. With no assurance that a []

EVENT: MISS BLACK BRITAIN 2008

Miss Black Britain 2007 Hannah Osunsina The third annual Miss Black Britain beauty contest will take place this year at the Leicester Square Theatre on Saturday 22nd November.  For more information on this year’s competition and background info about this annual event, visit The Miss Black Britain website. Via The Cocoa Diaries

READER COMMENT OF THE DAY: KANYE’S LASTEST TRACK LOVE LOCKDOWN

“Oh dear. He’s turned into Lionel Richie. ‘Love Lockdown’ is what happens when your ego gets so big that you no longer criticize or doubt anything you write. And when you get so rich that all you have around you is ‘yes men’ who won’t sit you down and say “Look Kanye, cop the f**k on to yourself and stop writing this sort of rubbish before you f**k everything up and we’re all broke again” (Comment posted by M. Bizzle on Miss []

UK NEWS: MAN SHOT FOR WEARING OBAMA T-SHIRT

Dube Egwuatu A man told today how he was shot three times in a London street for wearing a Barack Obama T-shirt. Dube Egwuatu was buying a mobile telephone top-up card in an off-licence when the gunman confronted him and glared at the top, which carries an image of the Democrat US presidential candidate underneath the legend ‘Believe’. The man then launched into a tirade of racist slurs, shouting ‘I f***ing hate n*****s’ and urging 36-year-old Mr Egwuatu to leave the shop []

UK MUSIC: ALESHA DIXON – ‘THE BOY DOES NOTHING’

UK MUSIC – THE GOOD, THE BAD, AND THE UGLY Former Mis-Teeq group member and ‘Celebrity Strictly Come Dancing’ winner Alesha Dixon’s new track ‘The Boy Does Nothing’ (taken from her forthcoming album ‘The Alesha Show’), premiered today, and is exactly what I expected from Alesha. Irritating, weak, radio friendly, mainstream bubblegum pop. And I doubt that the other tracks on her album will sound any different. I have nothing against the woman, but she needs to forget about pursuing a music career. She simply does []

CLASSIC TV CLIP OF THE DAY: BOYZONE’S TV DEBUT

Now my UK visitors will remember 90s Irish boy band Boyzone who exploded on to the pop scene in 1994, and later split in 1998 when lead group member Ronan Keating decided to embark on a successful solo career, but became majorly pissed off when he failed to break the US market (lol). The group reunited earlier this year and are currently touring the country, but their comeback has received a somewhat lukewarm reception. Anyway check out Boyzone’s TV debut back in 1993 on the Irish entertainment []

O.J SIMPSON FOUND GUILTY OF ARMED ROBBERY

O.J Simpson and co-defendant Clarence Stewart have been found guilty of all twelve charges stemming from a confrontation in a Las Vegas hotel room. He alleged he and his friends were only trying to recover his property from a former colleague. The charges included kidnapping, armed robbery, use of and assault with a deadly weapon, and could get him life in prison. The all-white three male, nine female jury deliberated 13 hours. He will be formally sentenced on December 5th. They have been dying []