Month: March 2010

DMX’S GOSPEL RAP EXTRAVAGANZA CANCELLED

Earlier this week I posted the news that former A-list rapper DMX was going to host a gospel rap benefit concert at his church. Click here to read if you missed it. Well the concert has now been cancelled!  Via Ballerstatus Arizona’s Independence High School — who were to host the performance — backed out, after they realized X was involved. Morning Star Sanctified Church’s Pastor King says that they had everything set to go, even taking out a $1 million insurance policy, but []

UK NEWS: SINGER MUTYA BUENA APPLIES TO OWN SUGABABES NAME?

First Keisha and now Mutya…. Via BBC News Founding Sugababes member Mutya Buena has applied for ownership of the band’s name, her legal firm has confirmed. The star, who quit the band in 2005, has applied to the European Trademarks Authority for permission. Keisha Buchanan – the last of the original members – left last year. At the time Buena said: “It just means the Sugababes have ended.” But speaking at a recent album launch, current Sugababe Heidi Range said their record []

UK NEWS: DJ MASTERSTEPZ ANNOUNCES HIS RESIGNATION FROM CHOICE FM

Award nominated DJ, Masterstepz, today announced his resignation from the radio station Choice FM, where has been a long standing and respected resident DJ for over six years.   Whilst being at Choice FM, Masterstepz has had his own weekday show from 7pm-9pm, meeting and interviewing music artists and sportsmen such as Jay-Z, Mary J Blige, Tinchy Styder, Rihanna, Rio Ferdinand, Bashy, David Haye, NeYo, Alicia Keys and Mariah Carey, who personally presented him with a mounted triple platinum disc for her album, []

KANYE WEST’S LATEST BLOG RAMBLINGS

Check out Kanye’s latest blog entry below… Via kanyewest.com I’m on the plane listening to The College Dropout. It brings back so many memories. When we made it I had all 6 parents, 4 grandparents and my mom and dad. Now I have my dad and my grandfather. Music is so nostalgic. Every song I listen to brings me back to when I first played them for my mom, when I first played them for Dame, when I first played them for []

UK NEWS: FOOTBALL MANAGER KEITH ALEXANDER DIES

[Thanks Richard] Via BBC News Macclesfield Town have announced that manager Keith Alexander has died at the age of 53. Alexander, who suffered a brain aneurysm in November 2003, passed away after arriving home last night from the League Two match at Notts County. He had recently returned to work after taking time out because of illness. “Keith was a splendid man. He will be sorely missed at the Moss Rose and by everyone involved in football,” read a club statement. “Our []

UK NEWS: ALEXANDRA BURKE THREATENS TO SUE MOTHER IF SHE RELEASES ‘TELL-ALL’ BOOK

Via NOTW FUMING Alexandra Burke threatened to SUE her MUM after finding out she was writing a book about her troubled upbringing. The Hallelujah singer had a furious bust-up with former Soul II Soul star Melissa and accused her of cashing in on her fame. Lawyers for Alex’s record label Syco were called in, but Melissa insisted she would press ahead with the tell-all book which features a picture of her daughter on the cover. Continue Reading….. I heard through the grapevine []

UK NEWS: BBC PROPOSES 6 MUSIC AND ASIAN NETWORK AXE

Via Digital Spy BBC director general Mark Thompson has confirmed that BBC 6 Music and Asian Network are facing closure as part of a radical overhaul of the corporation. During a briefing today, Thompson also pledged to shut down youth brands BBC Switch and Blast!, claiming that Channel 4 should be leading the way with teenage audiences. Thompson told BBC employees that he wants the corporation to spend 25% less on its online operation by 2013, with the BBC website to be []

BRITISH ACTOR AML AMEEN CAST IN NEW NBC LAW DRAMA

British actor Aml Ameen, a former star of ITV’s The Bill and acclaimed Brit urban flick Kidulthood, has been cast as one of the leads in a hot new Hollywood legal drama. Kindreds is produced by multiple Emmy award-winning producer David E Kelley (L.A Law, Ally McBeal, The Practice, Chicago Hope) and, as cited in the L.A Times this week, ‘follows a curmudgeonly ex-patent lawyer and his group of misfit associates’. It is being made by US TV network NBC. This is Aml’s []