Month: October 2009

HAMPTON UNIVERSITY’S FIRST WHITE HOMECOMING QUEEN SUFFERS RACISM

Via Times Online Cultural history will be made tonight in a college town in southern Virginia when a lissome 22-year-old student in a tiara hosts a car show and singing contest modelled on American Idol. Nikole Churchill will look good, and on the evidence of the past few days will handle the microphone with aplomb. However, she will have to be ready for hecklers. She is the first non-black Homecoming Queen in her university’s history and not everyone is happy that she []

UK FILM / MUSIC: ‘WAR SONG’ FROM THE FILM 1 DAY

War Song is the first video clip taken from the up and coming film 1 Day, which is set on the ‘mean’ streets of Birmingham. 1 Day will be released in cinemas on the November 6th 2009. However I am guessing that this film will only be released in “select” cinemas… but I could be wrong. Please feel free to correct me producers if I am in fact wrong.   Via Pbleepd Blog What is this scene depicting…. gang banging on the streets of Birmingham???   The UK just loves to follow fashion! LOL!!!! The Bloods and Crips have a []

BALLOON BOY’S PARENTS CONFIRMED AS BEING LIARS!

BBC News A US sheriff has said the case of six-year-old Falcon Heene who was believed to be adrift in a hot air balloon, prompting a major alert, was a hoax. Sheriff Jim Alderden said the parents of the boy were actors and had put on a “good show for us, and we bought it”. Falcon’s disappearance became a media drama, but he was later found at home. Sheriff Alderden said as yet there had been no arrests but possible charges included []

ELVIS PRESLEY’S GRANDSON SIGNS 5 MILLION DEAL WITH UNIVERSAL RECORDS

The Virgin Media website reports that Elvis Presley’s grandson has just landed a $5 million deal with the world’s biggest record company Universal Music, to make up to five albums.  17-year-old Benjamin Presley Keough says his music will be “nothing like Elvis at all.” Does this kid even possess any real talent? Has he put in the ground work and managed to build a solid fan base? I’m guessing NOT!!! Universal Music clearly still have money to throw away in an age when the music industry is struggling to stay afloat. []

BALLOON BOY: A HOAX?

For those of you who missed this strange news story, please click here to read all about yesterday’s shenanigans involving a 6 year old boy and a home made hot-air balloon…. Now watch the videos below. In my opinion the parents are damn liars. The family had previously appeared on the US TV version of Wife Swap and the parents probably fell in love with life in the media spotlight during that period. So much so that they then decided to orchestrate yesterday’s incident to generate media attention on themselves again and it []

US JUSTICE OF THE PEACE REFUSES TO ISSUE MARRIAGE LICENCES TO MIXED-RACE COUPLES

Via BBC News A white US justice of the peace has been criticised for refusing to issue marriage licences to mixed-race couples. Keith Bardwell, of Tangipahoa Parish in Louisiana, denied racism but said mixed-race children were not readily accepted by their parents’ communities. A couple he refused to marry is considering filing a complaint about him to the US Justice Department. Mr Bardwell said he had many black friends and frequently married them. He said he had “piles and piles of black []