Month: January 2010

PHARRELL TO DELIVER MUSIC INDUSTRY SPEECH

Digital Spy reports that producer/artist Pharrell Williams will deliver a keynote speech at the MidemNet conference in Cannes, France. Williams will discuss the music industry and it’s future, which at this very point in time isn’t looking too bright! I wonder if he plans on writing the speech himself……

UK TV: JONATHAN ROSS TO LEAVE THE BBC AFTER 13 YEARS

Via BBC News Jonathan Ross has announced he is leaving the BBC, after 13 years working for the corporation. Ross, 49, who is one of the BBC’s highest paid stars, said in a statement he had decided not to renegotiate his contract when it ends in July. The star added that his decision to leave was not “financially motivated”. Continue Reading…. I saw this announcement coming a mile off! I have been a Jonathan Ross fan for YEARS! But after the Andrew []

VIDEO: A DRUNK MARIAH CAREY ACCEPTS ACTING AWARD

I haven’t watched the film ‘Precious’ yet, so to those who have seen the film I want to know this, is Mariah’s performance in the film really that good??? Anyway the singer picked up the Breakthrough Performance award for her role as a social worker in the film, at the Palm Springs International Film Festival last night (January 5th). Mariah was completely off her face…..

UK MUSIC: GIGGS FEATURING B.O.B – ‘DON’T GO THERE’

Peckham meets Atlanta folks! UK rapper Giggs teams up with Atlanta based artist B.O.B and has produced the new track Don’t Go There. The label (XL) is really pushing the ‘Giggs machine’ in 2010!  Collaborating with US artists and his album Let Em Have It is apparently set to drop in April. It’s all go! I look forward to watching the MOBO Awards performance and hearing the speech……. Anyway back to track! I like the beat and the hook. As for the video… 1xtra’s Mista Jam describes it as being an “amazing video” via his blog’. I personally []

MENTALLY/PHYSICALLY DISABLED WOMAN FOUND CHAINED IN FILTH – MOTHER AND BROTHER ARRESTED

Via Chicago Breaking News A disabled woman was found covered in excrement and chained to a weight bench in what Wisconsin authorities said Tuesday was one of the most disturbing abuse cases they had ever encountered. Sally Adams, 56, and her son, Ernest Claiborne, 34, were charged with keeping  Adams’ 38-year-old daughter and Adams’ 2 1/2 -year-old grandson in vile conditions in their Kenosha home. Adams and Claiborne were arrested Saturday after police discovered Adams’ daughter chained to exercise equipment, according to criminal []

UK TV: LOST KINGDOMS OF AFRICA

Tune in to BBC Four tonight and watch the documentary Lost Kingdoms Of Africa, a four-part series in which British art historian Dr Gus Casely-Hayford explores the pre-colonial history of some of Africa’s most important kingdoms. Click HERE to read more. Lost Kingdoms Of Africa. BBC Four, 9pm tonight (January 5th). Why is this documentary not being aired on BBC 1???

LIL WAYNE TO PLAY VOICE OF JESUS CHRIST

Just when you think it can’t get any worse…….. Via Rhymes With Snitch Lil Wayne will play the voice of Jesus Christ in an animated special on the Cartoon Network. ‘The Return of Freaknik’, based on the infamous Atlanta HBCU spring break picnic of the same name, stars Lil Wayne as Christ and T-Pain as the Spirit of Freaknik. David Banner and several other artists are  also featured. I don’t know whether to laugh or cry…..

UK NEWS: ACTOR AML AMEEN SET TO MAKE DIRECTORIAL DEBUT

The Voice Newspaper reports that British actor Aml Ameen is preparing to direct his first short film called The Pick Up. Ameen told the newspaper, “It’s a short film I’ve written and this will be my directorial debut through my film production company, Ameen Dream Entertainment. It’s set in a house club and is about a bunch of lads that make up elaborate stories to try and get dates with these University girls. We had an open casting and it’s set to be a slick and []