Month: January 2010

UK TV: EASTENDERS PRODUCERS HAVE A ‘SUDDEN’ CHANGE OF HEART AND DECIDE TO FEATURE E20 CAST MEMBER ON MAIN SHOW

Several weeks ago I posted the news that Eastenders: E20 actress Bunmi Mojekwu had been the only cast member not chosen to make the transition from the online drama, to the main BBC 1 drama Eastenders. (Click here to read the post if you missed it) Well it was announced today that Bunmi has now signed up to become a regular cast member on Eastenders. Via Digital Spy EastEnders: E20 cast member Bunmi Mojekwu has been signed for the main BBC One show, it has been confirmed. The 20-year-old, who plays Mercy Olubunmi in the []

DAMON DASH’S STRANGE NEW VENTURE – THE HIPPIE ART COLLECTIVE

  We all know that after riding on the crest of a wave for a number of years (boasting and often humiliating people in public) former music mogul Damon Dash finally crashed and burned after he cut all ties with Jay-Z back in 2004. However this recently published article in the New York Observer caught my attention today. Dame might be still struggling financially but he has a number of projects on the go, including the critically acclaimed Blak Roc project, and also seems to have lost his mind (as well as weight) in []

SIMON COWELL SIGNS STARS FOR HAITI CHARITY SINGLE

Well it didn’t take Simon long to find the artists and to choose the song that will be covered….. Via BBC News Rod Stewart, Leona Lewis, JLS and Michael Buble have all agreed to take part in the Haiti charity single, which has been organised by Simon Cowell. The artists will record a cover of REM’s ballad Everybody Hurts. Continue Reading.. When I sent a friend of mine the link to this news story he replied back with some thought provoking commentary. Read below. I can’t remember whether it was []

R.KELLY ANNOUNCES UK LIVE DATES

The ‘Pied Piper’ of R&B is coming to the UK folks! Singer R.Kelly has confirmed details of his first UK tour in 8 years. Check out tour information below… April 5 – Manchester Apollo Apriil 9 – London Hammersmith HMV Apollo April 11 – Wolverhampton Civic Hall Click HERE to purchase tickets via Ticket Master Things have really changed for the “Double R”.  No London date at the Wembley Arena? What about the O2 Arena??? His popularity sure has nose dived.

X-FACTOR FINALISTS JOHN AND EDWARD SIGN RECORD DEAL WITH SONY MUSIC

There aren’t enough words……. Via BBC News X Factor finalists John and Edward Grimes – otherwise known as Jedward – have signed a record deal with Sony Music, it has been announced. Rapper star Vanilla Ice, who originally released Ice Ice Baby in 1990, will also feature on the track. Vanilla Ice also performed live with John and Edward at last night’s National TV Awards. When I saw Vanilla on stage with them I went in to shock! Oh dear…. ha ha ha.

UK NEWS: SIMON COWELL TO ARRANGE HAITI FUNDRAISER

Music mogul Simon Cowell has confirmed that he is in the process of organising a charity single to help raise funds for the Haiti Earthquake Appeal. He disclosed, We made the decision today. We had a request from the prime minister and The Sun newspaper, ‘Would we put a record together?’ So we haven’t got a lot of time but we are going to do something and attempt to raise as much money as possible. The “nations sweetheart”, convicted batterer of toilet attendents and ‘alleged’ racist Cheryl []

QUINCY JONES AND LIONEL RICHIE PLAN ON RE-RECORDING ‘WE ARE THE WORLD’ FOR HAITI

 Legendary producer Quincy Jones and singer Lionel Richie have announced that they plan to re-record the 1985 charity single We Are The World for Haiti.    Via Billboard  Quincy Jones and Lionel Richie are planning a massive 25th anniversary re-recording of “We Are the World.”  The timing couldn’t be better, sadly enough.  The duo is summoning lots and lots of talent from Grammy weekend to stay an extra night – Monday Feb. 1 – and come to the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles. There, they will celebrate []

UK MUSIC NEWS: POP SINGER SAYS SHE’S “NOT A FAN OF GRIME”

This made me laugh out loud today! Via Digital Spy Daisy Dares You has admitted that she is not a fan of grime music, despite teaming up with Chipmunk on her debut single Number One Enemy. The 16-year-old, real name Daisy Coburn, claimed that the collaboration would benefit from Chipmunk’s popularity. “It’s good for the song because it’s given it an instant. People know who Chipmunk is,” she told BBC Newsbeat. “It’s [grime-pop], not my bag really. That’s not my kind of music []

U2, JAY-Z AND SWIZZ BEATZ RECORD SONG FOR HAITI

I just love it when major artists from different genres come together and produce a song within a matter of minutes to raise money for charity… Via BBC News U2, Jay-Z and producer Swizz Beatz have recorded a song together to raise money for victims of the Haiti earthquake. U2’s guitarist The Edge told Irish radio station 2FM the band “wrote a song, finished and recorded” last week after being contacted about the idea. The Edge, Bono and Jay-Z, along with Rihanna, are due to appear in []