Month: January 2010

UK BLACK MAINSTREAM PERSONALITIES FAIL TO ACKNOWLEDGE HAITI CRISIS

Do you know what I’ve noticed? That not one black personality in this country (currently enjoying mainstream success) has bothered to address the situation in Haiti or helped to drum up support for the relief effort. Not ONE! Taio Cruz, Dizzie Rascal, Tinchy Stryder, Chipmunk, Lemar, JLS, Alexandra Burke, Alesha Dixon, the list is endless! – What’s the matter??? Cat got your tongues??? TYPICAL! ………………………………………………………………………. If you wish to donate to the Haiti earthquake appeal then please click HERE.

MTV TO SHOW HAITI BENEFIT CONCERT IN THE UK

Via BBC News George Clooney’s star-studded benefit show for the victims of the Haiti earthquake will be shown on MTV in the UK, the network has announced. Featuring performances from Justin Timberlake and Alicia Keys, the two-hour telethon will be screened live from 0100 GMT on Saturday, 23 January. It will then be repeated at 0900 GMT on Saturday morning. Funds raised will go to Oxfam America, Red Cross, Unicef, Partners in Health and the Yele Haiti Foundation. Performances are also due from Bono, []

2010 BRIT AWARDS NOMINEES

Check out the full list of nominees for this year’s Brit Awards, to be held at London’s Earls Court on February 21. The Brit Awards launch party took place earlier this evening and ONCE AGAIN Mad News was left out of the loop! But I’m not bitter….. British Male Solo Artist Calvin Harris Dizzee Rascal Mika Paolo Nutini Robbie Williams British Female Solo Artist Bat For Lashes Florence And The Machine Leona Lewis Lily Allen Pixie Lott British Breakthrough Act Florence And The Machine []

UK NEWS: FORMER X-FACTOR FINALIST DANYL JOHNSON SET TO PERFORM LIVE AT BUTLINS

Last month he was performing live each week in front of MILLIONS on the biggest show in Britain, The X-Factor. Now he is going to be performing live at Butlins family holiday camp…. Via Get Reading Butlins have announced that for the first time at a UK holiday centre stars of both X-Factor and Britain’s Got Talent will be appearing in the same live shows at the three beachside resorts, Bognor Regis, Minehead and Skegness. Many of the stars are from the most recent shows []

JAMAICA JOINS HAITI RELIEF EFFORTS

Via The Jamaica Gleaner The Jamaican Government is helping it’s Caribbean neighbour, by freeing up its ports and shores to humanitarian assistance heading to Haiti and fleeing Haitians. Daryl Vaz, minister with responsibility for information, said on Saturday that Prime Minister Bruce Golding had made it clear that no Haitians found in Jamaican waters should be turned away. The Government, on Friday, announced that Jamaica would waive all landing fees and invite aircraft parked in Haiti to come to Jamaica in a bid to free []

UK MUSIC: CADET – ‘REALISE’

Rapper Cadet is a new artist….well I’d never heard of him up until now, so he is news to me. The track ‘Realise’ in my opinion has good ‘mainstream’ potential. It might actually make the BBC Radio 1 playlist. Your thoughts please. Hit or Miss?

RUSSELL SIMMONS APOLOGISES FOR PREMATURE TIGER WOODS HAITI TWEET

Several days ago the ultra annoying Russell Simmons EXCITEDLY tweeted to the world that “disgraced” golfer Tiger Woods was planning on donating aid to Haiti.  Click HERE to read all about it if you missed it. Well it now appears that Mr Know It All Simmons got it oh so wrong! Via TMZ Tiger’s people say they are still evaluating the best way to help, but that didn’t stop Russell from committing Tiger to something he hasn’t committed to yet.Tiger’s camp says they plan to be a part []