Month: December 2010

UK NEWS: IDRIS ELBA NOMINATED FOR A GOLDEN GLOBE

Idris Elba has received a Best Actor Golden Globe nomination for his role in the hit BBC crime drama Luther. In response to the news the actor told USA Today, “I’m flabbergasted and in shock. But at least I’m on set and I can channel that emotion back into my work.” Congratulations Idris.

VIDEO: ACTOR HUGH JACKMAN’S ‘DRAMATIC’ STUNT ON THE OPRAH SHOW ENDS IN DISASTER

Actor Hugh Jackman almost lost an eye after a stunt on the Oprah show in Australia went wrong. The Hollywood star decided to make a dramatic entrance by sliding on to the stage from the SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE on a 100m (330ft) zip wire as a crowd of 6,000 looked on. But unfortunately Hugh failed to apply the brakes in time and slammed head first into a lighting rig cutting his cheek and injuring his eye. Watch video footage below.  When []

UK MUSIC: FEMALE TAKEOVER – GAME OVER REMIX

Cherri V, Ruff Diamonds, A Dot, Envy, Lioness, Baby Blue, RoXXXan, Mz Bratt and Lady Leshurr are featured on the remix version of the ‘Game Over’ track which features Tinchy Stryder, Devlin, Prof Green, Example, Chipmunk, Giggs, Tinie Tempah. When I first heard that there were plans to release a remix version of the track featuring just female artists I thought ‘is this really necessary?’. But having just heard the remix I think it sounds pretty good, and they have bags more charisma than Tinchy and co. I am happy to []

UK NEWS: PIZZA HUT ACCUSED OF RACISM AFTER BLACK FOOTBALLERS WERE ASKED TO PAY IN ADVANCE FOR THEIR MEALS BECAUSE OF THE WAY THEY LOOKED

I only found out about this incident yesterday so please forgive the lateness of this post. Via The Mirror PIZZA Hut was accused of racism last week after asking a group of black professional footballers to pay in advance for their meals. The demand was made as a table of white youngsters seated nearby were allowed to settle up after eating. Five AFC Bournemouth players were stunned when a duty manager told them to pay up front because of “the way you lot look”. []

UK NEWS: WILL.IAM OFFERS CHER LLOYD A RECORDING CONTRACT?

A “source” has told tabloid rag The Sun that Black Eyed Peas front man Will.iam has offered X-Factor reject Cher Lloyd a recording contract. Will shared the stage with the over-rated Cher on Saturday night’s final of the show, where the pair performed Where Is The Love and I Got A Feeling. Will who is best buddies with the “nation’s sweetheart” /FRAUD Cheryl Cole obviously did this as a favour to her and seems to spend the majority of his time up her bottom.   The man is []

UK MUSIC: TEAM UK – TAKING OVER

Taking Over features D. Walker, Snakey Man, T.Y, illamadi, Mafiella & Queen Ice Cream and Ja Ja. And there you have it folks ‘Team UK’. This track doesn’t sound bad at all. I’ve heard worse. [Thanks Paradise] Your thoughts please. Hit or Miss?

GOLLIWOG DOLL PULLED FROM AUSTRALIAN STORE SO AS NOT TO OFFEND OPRAH WINFREY DURING HER TOUR OF AUSTRALIA

Via The Daily Mail A doll shop in Australia has withdrawn a female golliwog soft toy from its prominent window display to avoid offending the Oprah Winfrey roadshow Down Under. The store in Melbourne, Victoria, removed the ‘Mamee’ washer woman dolls following a visit by Oprah’s production company ahead of a personal appearance by the popular 56-year-old U.S. talk show host. Golliwogs are deeply offensive because of their perceived links to slavery and racism. But the Dafel Dolls and Bears shop in []