Day: August 5, 2009

UK TV: BO SELECTA BACK FOR JACKSON SHOW

I loved Bo Selecta and Leigh Francis’ surreal send up of Michael Jackson and singer Craig David (who has no sense of humour and still to this day blames Leigh for the dip in his career) were both hilarious! Via BBC News Comedian Leigh Francis is to bring back Bo Selecta for a one-off Michael Jackson special, Channel 4 has said. Bo Selecta Presents Cha’Mone: A Tribute to Michael Jackson will be a spoof “chronological look at Michael Jackson’s life”. Continue Reading….. I hope it won’t []

FIRST BLACK SUPER MODEL NAOMI SIMMS DIES

Via NY Daily News Naomi Sims, the first black supermodel, died of cancer Saturday in Newark at age 61, the New York Times reports. Sims broke barriers when she made the cover of Ladies Home Journal in 1968 — becoming the first black model to do so on a mainstream women’s magazine. It was a defining achievement for the “Black is Beautiful” movement at the time – and Sims went on to appear on the covers of Life, Cosmopolitan and Essence. Continue []