Month: March 2011

UK MUSIC: AKS HOUSE CALLED HOME / THE BUS STOP EP OUT NOW / LAUNCH PARTY

Taken from his debut EP, The Bus Stop, emerging South London emcee AKS brings us the brilliant House Called Home. The track kicks off with an exert from Enoch Powell’s politically controversial “Rivers of Blood” speech, the Chemo-produced track explores AKS’ take on attitudes towards immigration, his identity as a British-Born African and a sense of belonging. I’ am loving this track. I’ve been following fellow South Londoner AKS’ career for a number of years now and AKS is one of the []

VIDEO: SERENA WILLIAMS COMMERCIAL CONSIDERED TOO SEXY FOR TV

I’ve only just got around to watching this commercial so apologies for the late post (to those of you who have already seen it). The creators of Top Spin 4 for some reason thought that this commercial starring tennis champion Serena Williams was far too sexy for TV so rejected it. No comment……………………………………………………………..

MADONNA’S MALAWI CHARITY – A COMPLETE AND UTTER SHAMBLES

Via The Guardian The managers of Madonna’s charity in Malawi have been ousted after they squandered $3.8m (£2.4m) on a school that will never be built, it has been reported. The damning audit came as Raising Malawi confirmed it has scrapped plans for a $15m elite academy for girls. The charity’s executive director, Philippe van den Bossche, the partner of Madonna’s former trainer, left in October after criticism of his management style and spending at the school, according to the New York []

UK NEWS /PICS: COMEDIAN KOJO CHOOSES HIS GLAMOROUS NEW FUN HOUSE CREW

Those of you who have tuned in to British comedian Kojo’s MTV Base show, Kojos Fun House, will be familiar with his stage assistants the ‘Fun House Girls’.  Well the funny man recently held auditions for a new set of ‘assistants’ and seventeen young ladies have now been chosen to join Kojo on tour. Check out the glamorous winners below… Click HERE to view more winners….

UK NEWS/VIDEO: JUSTICE FOR SMILEY CULTURE PUBLIC MEETING (BRIXTON TOWN HALL – LONDON)

The Justice for Smiley Culture public meeting took place several hours ago at Brixton Town Hall in London. British Reggae star Smiley Culture (real name David Emmanuel) who burst on to the music scene in the mid 1980s died on the 15 March during a police raid inside his Surrey home. According to the Metropolitan Police David stabbed himself to death while making a cup of tea during a police raid. Yes that’s right because the British police make a habit of allowing ‘suspects’ []

UK NEWS: ‘RACE ROW’ MIDSOMER MURDERS CO-CREATOR TO STEP DOWN / BLACK ACTOR RESPONDS BUT HIDES HIS IDENTITY

The co-creator of the hit ITV 1 show Midsomer Murders, Brian True-May, will step down from his role as producer at the end of the current series, after he  said that there was no place for ethnic minorities in the show. True-May, the co-creator and producer of Midsomer Murders which began on ITV in 1997, described the show as the “last bastion of Englishness” and said it “wouldn’t work” if ethnic minorities appeared on screen. The programme’s production company All3Media, which launched []

UK NEWS: MODELS WANTED FOR LETHAL BIZZLE VIDEO SHOOT

Grime MC Lethal Bizzle is looking for some “hot models” to feature in a shoot. If this interests you then please email pictures to carly@mushroomtv.co.uk Mushroom TV Limited – owned by the people who brought you Channel U – are now running Channel AKA, Starz TV and the soon-to-be launched rock channel. This sounds like an opportunity of a lifetime!!! This could be your moment to “SHINE” ladies. I wonder if they plan on paying the models for their time… hahaha. Or []

HOLLYWOOD SCREEN ICON ELIZABETH TAYLOR DIES

Hollywood screen icon Elizabeth Taylor died early this morning at the age of 79. Taylor entered Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles two months ago for treatment of symptoms of congestive heart failure. Click HERE to read more… Rest In Peace Elizabeth Taylor.

UK NEWS: JUSTICE FOR SMILEY CULTURE PRESS CONFERENCE AND UPDATE TO TAKE PLACE AT BRIXTON TOWN HALL (LONDON)

  Justice for Smiley Culture press conference and update will take place at Brixton Town Hall, Thursday 24 March at 7pm. British Reggae star Smiley Culture (real name David Emmanuel) who burst on to the music scene in the mid 1980s died on the 15 March during a police raid inside his Surrey home. According to the Metropolitan Police David stabbed himself to death while making a cup of tea. Yes that’s right according to the MET  he was allowed to make a cup of tea during []

USHER’S ATTORNEY SENDS OUT ‘WARNING’ EMAIL REGARDING ALLEGED SEX TAPE

For those who don’t know a sex tape featuring Usher Raymond and his former wife Tameka has allegedly surfaced and now Usher’s attorney has sent out a “scary” email below to various media outlets  …. Via Straight From The A   NEWS FLASH!!! No need to worry attorney man, nobody is interested in watching a “leaked” sex tape featuring Usher and his former wife Tameka.  So Tameka keep on tweeting, Usher keep on prancing around to Pop/Dance music, and attorney man – []