Month: October 2010

UK TV FLASHBACK – DANCE ENERGY

YouTube is a BEAST! I couldn’t believe my luck when I found footage of the classic early 90s (circa 1990/1991) BBC 2 music show Dance Energy, hosted by Normski. If my memory serves me correctly Dance Energy used to air after the Fresh Prince Of Bell Air on a Monday/Tuesday nights at 6.30pm. I made sure I never missed this show. I just loved sitting and watching the audience dance. This brings back memories. Check out the footage below. Awwww those were []

ALICIA KEYS GUSHES ABOUT MOTHERHOOD AND HER BABY BOY IN NEW BLOG POST

Songstress Alicia Keys reached out to her fans yesterday and posted a message on her official website about her baby boy Egypt. Via Alicia Keys Every moment is beautiful; delicious even! Every moment I’m learning and living in a way I never have before. Being present in a way I never have before. Existing in moments I never have before. Never have I felt so calm, so purposeful in taking the time to truly observe the world around me, to live in it fully and []

UK MUSIC NEWS: LABRINTH ‘PRAISES’ X-FACTOR’S CHER LLOYD

Singer/producer Labrinth has apparently told tabloid rag The Sun that he would “love to work” with over-rated/ridiculous X-Factor contestant Cher Lloyd. The star said, “Cher’s incredible. I love her vibe. She knows who she is and she’s fresh, she’s very cool.” I’d definitely like to work with her. It would be great to get her in the studio.” Digital Spy also reports that a show insider disclosed, “Labrinth – and Simon – know that Cher is bang smack in the centre of what the []

UK EVENT: PREMIERE OF NOKIA’S NEW N8 FILM, ‘THE COMMUTER’

Mad News mingled amongst the media ‘glitterati’ last night (October 25th) at the world premiere of Nokia’s new N8 film The Communter starring Dev Patel, Pamela Anderson, Charles Dance and Ed Westwick. The groundbreaking film was shot entirely in mobile HD on the new Nokia N8 smartphone, and was also shot in just four days, with the streets of London and St Albans providing the backdrop to Nokia’s story about one commuter’s eventful journey to work. The movie showcases the stunning HD []

UK MUSIC: MC HARVEY DROPS FREESTYLE ON TIM WESTWOOD TV

Former So Solid star MC Harvey paid the “Big Dawd” Tim Westwood a visit recently and dropped a freestyle in the studio. But the freestyle has now prompted fellow blogger Brown Eyez to ask the question – Petition – Should Harvey Stop MCing?” Should Harvey stop rapping and seek modelling work instead? Visit Brown Eyez’s blog to cast your vote. I have to agree with Brown Eyez,  his flow does sound quite dated. Very late 90s/early noughties.  But perhaps that was done intentionally.

REGGAE LEGEND GREGORY ISAACS DIES

Reggae legend Gregory Isaacs sadly passed away early this morning (October 25th), at the age of 59.  The Jamaican singer had apparently been ill for sometime. Gregory’s hits included Night Nurse, Tune In, My Number One, Love Overdue, Rumours and The Border. Rest In Peace Gregory Isaacs.

UK TV: CHERYL COLE APPEARS ON PIERS MORGAN’S LIFE STORIES

Last night (against my better judgement) I watched the “‘nation’s sweetheart” / fraud Cheryl Cole pour her heart out to Piers Morgan. I’ve always respected Piers Morgan but he let himself down last night. It was made clear from the offset that Piers thinks the sun shines out of Cheryl’s backside,  so this interview was just set up to help preserve Saint Cheryl’s reputation post Gamugate. Plus she’s about to release a new single. Cheryl bawled while discussing her harrowing battle with []

KANYE WEST – RUNAWAY (30 MINUTE FILM SHORT)

Industry folk raved about Kanye West’s Runaway film short, after it premiered at a private screening (with Kanye in attendance) in London last month. Runaway is now available to watch in its entirety online. It opens with rapper Nicki Minaj  butchering the English accent. She needs to be muzzled.  Then a woman falls from the sky dressed as a bird and Kanye rescues her. Then it just goes on and on and on…. In my opinion Runaway is exactly what you would []