Month: December 2010

UK NEWS: RAPIST CROYDON CARE HOME BOSS JAILED FOR 15 YEARS

Via Your Local Guardian A 62-year-old care home owner who repeatedly raped one of his employees has been jailed for 15 years. James Safo threatened to get his victim deported if she refused his advances by telling her he had power over her student visa applications. The rapist, from Hayes Lane in Kenley, ran the Alexandra House care home in Addiscombe, Waratah House in Sanderstead, The Warren in Croydon and Heathland in Dorking. Continue Reading…. Look at the state of it! I []

UK NEWS: HUSBAND ARRESTED OVER WIFE’S DEATH

Via BBC News The husband of a woman murdered on her honeymoon has been arrested in the UK at the request of the South African authorities, police said. Anni Dewani, 28, from Sweden, was shot after being kidnapped while in a taxi with her husband Shrien last month. On Tuesday, taxi driver Zola Tongo told Western Cape High Court he was offered 15,000 rand (£1,400) by Shrien Dewani, 31, from Bristol, to kill his wife. Mr Dewani was arrested on suspicion of conspiring to []

UK NEWS: SOUTH AFRICAN HONEYMOON DEATH HUSBAND ‘PLOTTED MURDER’

Via BBC News The husband of a woman murdered on her honeymoon in South Africa plotted his wife’s death, one of three men charged with her killing has told prosecutors. Anni Dewani, 28, from Sweden, was shot after being kidnapped while in a taxi with her husband Shrien last month. Western Cape High Court heard taxi driver Zola Tongo allege he was offered 15,000 rand (£1,400) by Mr Dewani, 31, from Bristol, to kill his wife. Mr Dewani’s family described the allegations []

UK MUSIC NEWS: WRETCH 32 AND JESSIE J MAKE IT ON TO THE BBC SOUND OF 2011 SHORTLIST

UK “Urban” artists, singer Jessie J and rapper Wretch 32 have made it onto the coveted BBC Sound of 2011 shortlist.  Click HERE to check out full list.     According to The Wrap Up the list was compiled by over 160 music industry figures and will be shortened to the top 5 from January 3 2011.   I can’t wait!   Also click HERE to read the Daily Telegraph’s article about the BBC Sound of 2011 Short List titled, BBC’s Sound of 2011 poll should be treated with caution.

DIGITAL DEATH CAMPAIGN REACHES $1 MILLION GOAL THANKS TO BILLIONAIRE PHILANTHROPIST

It looks like somebody took pity on Alicia Keys and the celebrities who took part in the farcical/struggling Digital Death Campaign  and  has donated $500,000 to the cause. Via AHN The much-publicized Digital Death campaign of Keep a Child Alive organization, spearheaded by Alicia Keys, has finally made $1 million in donations after a very slow start, thanks to a billionaire. The campaign, which sees celebrities “digitally dead” from their social network sites in the hopes of raising a million dollars for the charity, was met with []

UK NEWS: ALEXANDRA BURKE DISMISSES ELTON JOHN’S CLAIMS THAT SIMON COWELL WILL DROP HER FROM HIS LABEL

Alexandra Burke has addressed Elton John’s claims that entertainment mogul Simon Cowell will drop her from his Syco label. The singer told the Metro newspaper, “it’s a bit weird because I’ve met Elton a few times and every time he’s said he loves my music. I don’t want to get into a row about those comments because I haven’t seen them.” Elton’s exact words were that Alexandra would be “humped and dumped” by Cowell. Alexandra is currently working on her sophomore LP, []

MERRY DRIISMAS: IDRIS ELBA SET TO HOST CHRISTMAS EVENT IN LONDON

Come join me & @headshell for DriisMas in London on 18 Dec TIX @ http://bit.ly/driismas — Idris Elba (@idriselba) December 4, 2010 Actor Idris Elba will host the event Merry Driismas and a Dance Off New Year on Saturday 18 December at the Maze Inn, 95 Bramley Road, Oakwood, London, N14 3EY, 11:00pm til 3.00am. Ticket price £25.00. Click HERE to purchase tickets. ……………………………………………….. I predict that this event will go down a storm. I also predict that the event will attract []