Month: March 2011

UK NEWS: MIDSOMER MURDERS PRODUCER SUSPENDED AFTER SAYING THERE WAS ‘NO PLACE FOR ETHNIC MINORITIES IN THE SERIES’

The producer and co-creator of the hit TV drama Midsomer Murders has been suspended after telling The Radio Times in an interview that there was no place in the series for ethnic minorities. Brian True-May said,   We just don’t have ethnic minorities involved. Because it wouldn’t be the English village with them. “It just wouldn’t work. Suddenly we might be in Slough … We’re the last bastion of English-ness and I want to keep it that way.  Maybe I’m not politically correct … []

UK TV THROW BACK INTERVIEW: GMTV INTERVIEWS JERMAIN DEFOE’S FAMILY

Several days ago it was revealed that footballer Jermain Defoe and his mother Sandra St Helen had won the right to build a £4.5 million mansion out in leafy Essex, and also won the right to build a nightclub in the basement, a hair salon, card rooms, an underground swimming pool and a giant outdoor hot tub. Many of you are still shaking your heads in disbelief and laughing. Anyway today a friend reminded me about the TV footage below filmed last year during the 2010 World Cup. Jermain managed to score a []

KATE WINSLET PARTIES WITH CONTROVERSIAL FILM DIRECTOR ROMAN POLANSKI

I don’t understand why film director/writer Roman Polanski (77) is still being honoured. Is this man not a paedophile? And I have nothing to say to the Ms Winslet, apart from working and hanging out with a man who drugged and then raped a 13 year old girl Kate… Really??? Click HERE to read more….  For those of you who are not so familiar with Roman Polanski he directed/wrote the film classic Rosemary’s Baby, and this….. On 11 March 1977, Polanski, then 43 years old, was []

TINIE TEMPAH ANNOUNCES UK ARENA TOUR

Award winning artist Tinie Tempah has today announced that he will be hitting the road once more in October/November this year to headline his first ever arena tour. After the sell-out success of his recent headline tour, this outing will see Tinie Tempah taking to the arena stages in 7 cities across the UK. OCTOBER 2011 MONDAY                      31         LIVERPOOL ECHO ARENA   NOVEMBER 2011 TUESDAY                     1          NEWCASTLE METRO RADIO ARENA FRIDAY                         4          LONDON O2 ARENA SATURDAY                 5          BOURNEMOUTH BIC SUNDAY                       6          BIRMINGHAM []

UK EVENT/VIDEO: THE 2011 OFFICIAL MIXTAPE AWARDS

The prestigious 2011 OMAs (Official Mixtape Awards) took place last night ( March 12). Didn’t the same sort of event take place just 2/3 months ago? Anyway watch the footage (Via Grime Daily) below featuring interviews with some of last nights winners.   Well the winners look ecstatic! “Overwhelmed still man…” – Really??? Try telling your face that. And I don’t think rapper/actor Snakey Man deep down really appreciated that joke being said on camera. Hahahahahaha.

VIDEO: TSUNAMI HITS JAPAN AFTER MASSIVE EARTHQUAKE

Via BBC News The most powerful earthquake to hit Japan since records began has hit the country’s north-east and triggered a devastating tsunami. Japanese TV showed cars, ships and buildings swept away by a vast wall of water after the 8.9-magnitude quake. A state of emergency has been declared at a nuclear power plant but officials said there were no radiation leaks. At least 60 people have been killed by the quake, which struck about 400km (250 miles) north-east of Tokyo. The []

UK NEWS: FOOTBALLER JERMAIN DEFOE WINS THE RIGHT TO BUILD A £4.5 MILLION MANSION

Late last year I posted the news that footballer Jermain Defoe and his mother Sandra St Helen planned to build a nightclub in the basement of a plush Essex mansion, a long with a cards room, an underground swimming pool, giant hot tub and hair salon. Well today the Evening Standard reported that Jermain ‘has won the right to build a customised £4.5 million Essex “palace” – complete with its own nightclub – despite fierce opposition from his new neighbours. Planners have passed []

UK NEWS: JUDGE RUGBY TACKLES RAPIST TRYING TO FLEE FROM COURT

Via The Evening Standard The judge who rugby-tackled a convicted rapist as he tried to escape from his court said he would not think twice about doing it again. Judge Douglas Marks Moore, 61, leapt from the bench in his wig and robes to stop Paul Reid’s fourth escape attempt. The serial sex attacker was in the middle of a rape trial when he was apprehended by the judge, who is a former Irish guardsman. Judge Marks Moore played down his courtroom []

UK TV: SKY’S BRAND NEW YOUTH CULTURE SHOW ON PICK TV

Sky Three has changed its brand name to PickTV, and Youth culture show What’s Up joined the new look channel on Monday, 7 March to offer a unique take on urban culture in the UK.   Prepare for a whistle stop tour of the What’s Up world, as Fusion & Michelle Watson lead a team of fresh presenters on a journey through underground music, street level politics, high art and everything in between.   In the opening episode, Giggs talks about fatherhood in the []