Month: May 2010

UK FILM: 4.3.2.1 REVIEW

I recently attended the press screening for the highly anticipated new British film 4.3.2.1, starring Noel Clarke, Emma Roberts, Adam Deacon, Tasmin Egerton, Shanika Warren-Markland and Ophelia Lovibond. 4.3.2.1 follows the lives of four best friends who become involved in a major diamond heist. A much put upon and harassed Joanne (Emma Roberts) works shifts in a 24 hour supermarket. A job she clearly despises and you get the impression that she doesn’t have much of a social life. Kerrys (Shanika Warren-Markland) is a strong, outspoken, []

VIDEO: INTRODUCING….. THE NEW BAD BOY FAMILY

Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs recently unveiled the “new Bad Boy family” and the only artist on today’s Bad Boy roster that’s worth a bean is the talented/beautiful Janelle  Monae. It’s all so fake….. Can somebody please tell me why Cassie is still signed?  Actually ignore that question… I know why.

SOUTH AFRICAN SINGER DIES BEFORE HE WAS TO OPEN THE WORLD CUP

Via The Mail Online A singer dubbed the ‘Black Pavarotti’ died yesterday – just over a fortnight before he was due to open the World Cup alongside Nelson Mandela. South African Siphiwo Ntshebe, 34, had been chosen by President Mandela to perform at the World Cup opening ceremony, with his signature anthem entitled Hope. The track even features President Mandela speaking, which is the first time he has lent his voice to a record. Continue Reading….. This is so sad. Rest In []

UK MUSIC: SWAY FT DONAE’O – ‘POP A BOTTLE’

Rapper Sway’s new single featuring Donae’O  Pop A Bottle is your typical “urban” mainstream track designed to infiltrate the UK single chart. It will sell. Donae’O sings he wants a “Coca Cola bottle shape”.   Singing about wanting a woman with a Coca Cola bottle shape is  so Reggae/Dancehall circa ‘1992’. The video – Well it’s not particularly original. Woman dancing in a nightclub, champagne and silhouette shots. Yeah seen it all before. Pop A Bottle will be released July 12th on iTunes. []

UK NEWS: FILM CRITIC MARK KERMODE VERSES ‘ACTOR’ DANNY DYER

This brought on tears of laughter last night. Those of you familiar with British “actor” (and I use the term loosely) Danny Dyer will like me find this absolutely hilarious. For those of you out there who aren’t so familiar with Danny Dyer, he hails from London, has been acting for YEARS (since he was a child), plays the same character in every film (cockney rogue) and over exaggerates his off-screen persona by over doing it with the East-End ‘wide boy’ swagger and cockney slang/accent. Danny recently threatened []

UK TV: RAPPER TINIE TEMPAH APPEARS ON TONIGHT WITH JONATHAN ROSS / JAY-Z CLONE

Last Friday I tuned in to Tonight With Jonathan Ross and watched rapper Tinie Tempah perform with the Gorillaz. What I witnessed stunned me! Tinie had turned in to Jay-Z and stole Jay’s stage persona for the evening. It was actually embarrassing to watch. At one point I kept thinking is Tinie joking? Is he doing this deliberately? I understand that a lot of UK rappers look up to Jay and cite him as being a major influence, but this was just []

UK MUSIC: LIL SIMZ – FALL TO THE FLOOR

Check out 16-year-old singer, rapper and producer Lil Simz (real name Simbi Ajikawo) debut single Fall To The Floor. I wasn’t expecting to like this at all, but the track is really catchy, with an old skool vibe running through it. I can also  see the youngsters really going for this and embracing her. Lil Simz here could have a mainstream hit on her hands. Your thoughts please. Hit or Miss? *Am I the only one who thinks she sounds like a []

JAMAICA DECLARES A STATE OF EMERGENCY / TWO POLICE OFFICERS DIE IN UNREST

Via BBC News Two police officers have been killed and six others wounded in unrest in Jamaica’s capital Kingston, police said. They had been responding to a call for help from a female motorist on Sunday night when they were shot. Supporters of alleged local drug lord Christopher “Dudus” Coke have taken to the streets in protest at attempts to extradite him to the US. A state of emergency has been declared in parts of Kingston. Prime Minister Bruce Golding has denounced []

UK NEWS: DUCHESS OF YORK ‘WANTED CASH FOR PRINCE ANDREW ACCESS’

Oh dear…in trouble with the Royals again Fergie… OH THE SHAME!! Via BBC News The Duchess of York has been filmed offering to sell access to ex-husband Prince Andrew for £500,000 ($723,000), a newspaper has claimed. The News of the World said Sarah Ferguson was filmed by an undercover reporter posing as a businessman. She appears to accept a $40,000 cash payment, and is quoted as saying: “Look after me and he’ll look after you.” Continue Reading…. I don’t understand why she []