Day: January 26, 2011

ELTON JOHN MAGAZINE COVER CENSORED IN SUPERMARKET

Via Pop Eater A Harps supermarket in Mountain View, Ark., censored an Us Weekly cover featuring Elton John, husband David Furnish and their new baby, Zachary. Deemed inappropriate for “young Harps shoppers,” the store placed a “family shield” in front of the magazine. Twitter user @jennhudd saw the censored cover and began tweeting a photo to celebrities like Ellen DeGeneres, Anderson Cooper and Neil Patrick Harris, asking them to “bring attention” to the store’s decision. The Mountain View Harps responded to a []

UK TV: OPEN CASTING CALL FOR CHANNEL 4 DRAMA

Des Hamilton Casting is currently casting for a four-part drama for Channel 4 and will be holding an open call this SATURDAY 29th JANUARY between 12pm – 5pm at The Centerprise Trust, 136/8 Kingsland High St, Dalston, London E8 2NS. We are looking for a 14 yr old black/mixed race London boy to play the lead role. Please pass this on to anyone you feel may be suitable. We cannot stress enough that; NO PREVIOUS ACTING EXPERIENCE IS NECESSARY (just a willingness []

UK NEWS: GET CLOSER TO NE-YO WITH CHOICE

Choice gives listeners the chance to share the stage with R&B superstar. Choice, London’s number one urban station, is finding the UK’s next big thing for a ‘One in a Million’ chance to perform at The O2 Arena to support international singer-songwriter Ne-Yo as part of his UK tour in February. Aspiring performers have until the 3rd of February to upload their audition videos to choicefm.com before the entries are whittled down to a shortlist of five by a Choice judging panel.  []

UK NEWS: LORD TAYLOR FOUND GUILTY OF MAKING FALSE EXPENSES CLAIMS

Via BBC News Ex-Tory peer Lord Taylor of Warwick has been found guilty of making £11,277 in false parliamentary expenses claims. The 58-year-old peer claimed travel costs between his Oxford home and Westminster, as well as subsistence for staying in London. He claimed he had made the false claims “in lieu of a salary”, and had been acting on the advice of colleagues. But a jury at Southwark Crown Court found him guilty by an 11-1 majority verdict. Continue Reading….. Lord Taylor []