Month: August 2009

VIDEO: JAY-Z FT RIHANNA & KANYE WEST – ‘RUN THIS TOWN’

The video to Jay-Z’s new single Run This Town featuring Rhianna and Kanye West premiered on MTV worldwide today. I just watched the video and the amount of hype being generated by Jay’s label and MTV leading up to the premiere was in my humble opinion – UNNECESSARY! Run This Town isn’t particularly spectacular and the warrior/Armageddon theme that runs through the video isn’t exactly original. So why all the fuss, anticipation and countless teasers? Oh stupid question! It’s because it’s a “mighty Hov” production. I am old enough to remember when []

800 METRE CHAMPION ASKED TO TAKE GENDER TEST

Via BBC News New world 800m champion Caster Semenya has been asked to take a gender test, according to athletics’ governing body. The International Association of Athletics Federations says it demanded the test three weeks ago amid fears she should not be able to run as a woman. IAAF spokesman Nick Davies said the “extremely complex, difficult” test results were not due for several weeks. The South African athletics federation insist it is “completely sure” that the 18-year-old Semenya is a female. []

UK NEWS: KERRY KATONA DROPPED AS THE FACE OF ICELAND

Kerry Katona has been dropped as the face of supermarket chain Iceland following allegations that she took cocaine. The News Of The World published photographs and video footage of the 28-year-old mother allegedly showing her snorting the class A drug in her home in Wilmslow, Cheshire. Iceland said that while the company had stood by the reality TV star during earlier personal difficulties, it was now “impossible” for her to continue in its advertising campaigns. Source Kerry should have been dropped as the face []

UK NEWS: BODY FOUND IN SEA SEARCH FOR MISSING GIRL

10 year old Stella Akanbi Via BBC News Police searching for a 10-year-old girl who disappeared in the sea off an Essex beach believe they have found her body. Stella Akanbi, from Milton Keynes, had been playing with a friend in the sea in Clacton on Sunday afternoon when they got into trouble. An onlooker pulled one of the girls ashore but could not find Stella. No formal identification has taken place, but police believe the girl found is Stella, and the []

USAIN BOLT SHATTERS 100 METRE WORLD RECORD IN 9.58 SECONDS

Usain Bolt of Jamaica shattered his own world record in the 100 meters dash on Sunday with a time of 9.58 seconds at the World Championships in Berlin. Bolt’s record was 11 tenths of a second faster than his previous world record of 9.69 seconds, which he set at last year’s Beijing Olympics. In the eagerly awaited race, his closest rival was Tyson Gay of the U.S., who ran the race in 9.71 seconds.  Source 9.58 seconds! Usain Bolt is a BEAST!!! []