Month: July 2010

UK MUSIC: SIM SIMMA FT ALEA – ‘OVER & OVER’

Check out new artist Sim Simma doing her best Lil Kim impression (circa 1996-2000) UK style, and singer Alea. The track isn’t horrible. I like Alea’s voice but Sim needs to work on her delivery and flow. And both women seriously need to hire stylists. I mean come on now! That look is so cheap and dated. Your thoughts please. Hit or Miss? Advertisements

UK NEWS: RICHARD BLACKWOOD AND AMANDA HOLDEN TO STAR IN SHREK MUSICAL

It’s been reported that comedian/radio personality Richard Blackwood and Britain’s Got Talent ‘judge’ Amanda Holden are both set to star in Shrek The Musical, which will open in May 2011 in London’s West End. From what I understand Richard will be playing Donkey. I look forward to seeing him in make-up/costume. [Thanks Kaydine]

UK MUSIC NEWS: FORMER X-FACTOR CONTESTANTS NEED A NEW BAND NAME

Former X-Factor contestants Miss Frank want Heat readers to come up with a new name for the band. The magazine reports, Original member Shaniece is long gone, but Graziella and Shar remain. They have a nice new member, called Cherelle, who made it through to Boot Camp on last year’s show. But the biggest problem facing the girls is that they don’t have a name. That’s where you lot come in. The trio want YOU to come up with a name for []

ANGER AS ESSENCE MAGAZINE APPOINTS WHITE FASHION DIRECTOR

Via The Independent Ellianna Placas, who has been appointed fashion director at Essence, America’s largest magazine for African-American women, is white. The row has turned attention once more to the lack of racial variation within the fashion industry.  “I am so, so hurt and confused and frankly angry by this news,” said writer, stylist and former Essence fashion editor, Michaela Angela Davis, on Twitter earlier this week. “I feel like a girlfriend has died.” Davis’s comments have in turn prompted outcry and []

VIBE MAGAZINE FRONT COVER (AUG/SEPT 2010 ISSUE)

Via The Lala Report Is Cassie still making music? Or have they just included her because she’s in a relationship with Diddy? And the talented Janelle Monae is featured on the front cover, but why isn’t her name also listed on the left-hand side of the cover?

ALL I CAN DO IS LAUGH: KANYE WEST SETS UP TWITTER ACCOUNT

It’s just been brought to my attention that rapper Kanye West has apparently set up his very own Twitter account. I find this news extremely funny because last year Kanye was very vocal in his dislike of Twitter and wrote on his website, “DON’T HAVE A F****** TWITTER… WHY WOULD I USE TWITTER??? I ONLY BLOG 5 PERCENT OF WHAT I’M UP TO IN THE FIRST PLACE. I’M ACTUALLY SLOW DELIVERING CONTENT BECAUSE I’M TOO BUSY ACTUALLY BUSY BEING CREATIVE MOST OF THE TIME AND IF []

QUOTE OF THE DAY: NOEL CLARKE

The problem was I got a bit soft, I got a bit friendly i got a bit emotional. I started worrying and focusing too much on helping others. And I did help a lot of people. I don’t need to name them, I know who they are, You know who they are, they know who they are. I was always on this – “Gotta write a part for that guy, Gotta bring in that girl”. How can i help this person, how can []

UK EVENT: SINGER SHARDINAY SET TO PERFORM AT THE SUNDAY SHOW

This is complete and utter insanity! Last week I featured UK “artist” Shardinay on Mad News and now the “singer” is fast becoming an Internet sensation… for the WRONG reasons!!! However this doesn’t seem to matter to some folk, because Shardinay has now been booked to perform at the popular event The Sunday Show which takes place every weekend in London. Now I’m beginning to think that Shardinay is a comedian pretending to be a serious artist, the Sunday Show promoters are []