Month: June 2011

UK NEWS: COURT RULES SCHOOL’S BAN ON CORNROW HAIRSTYLE WAS UNLAWFUL AND INDIRECT RACIAL DISCRIMINATION

Via BBC News A London school’s ban of the cornrows hairstyle resulted in “unlawful, indirect racial discrimination”, the High Court has ruled. Mr Justice Collins said the ban by St Gregory’s Catholic Science College in Harrow was not unlawful in itself, but should have taken into account individual pupils’ family traditions. A 13-year-old boy, “SG”, was refused a place because of the hairstyle. The school said it was “naturally disappointed” and may try to appeal. “St Gregory’s is proud of its rich []

UK NEWS: KATIE PRICE LEFT SHAMED AND CONFUSED AFTER OPEN AUDITIONS FOR HER NEW “REALITY” SHOW FLOPS

You would think that network Sky Living would have realised by now that the public has grown tired of Katie Price and her foolish antics. Auditions for her new “reality” TV vehicle Discovered By Katie Price (LOL), where she attempts to find a new ‘top’ model, failed to generate much interest from the public in Westfield Shopping Centre yesterday.   Via The Daily Mail She was probably prepared to fend off the advances of a legion of desperate wannabes at live auditions for her new reality show. []

UK NEWS: IT’S A LOT – (FILM CASTING)

Film production company is looking for aspiring actors, and emerging music artists to participate in the next youth culture film to be released in UK cinemas. ‘IT’S A LOT’ is best described as ‘Kidulthood’ and ‘Adulthood’ meets 80’s classic ‘House Party’. The film co-written by Femi Oyeniran and Nicky “Slim Ting” Walker , features leading actors from chart topping films such as Kidulthood, Adulthood, Anuvahood, Suicide Kids, Shank and BulletBoy“.  Guest cameo appearances will inc leading UK, Urban Music acts. If this sounds []

ALICIA KEYS ‘KEEP A CHILD ALIVE’ BLACK BALL (LONDON)

On Wednesday night (15 June) Alicia Keys’ prestigious Keep A Child Alive Black Ball took place at London’s The Roundhouse. Jay Sean, Claire Forlani, Jesse Metcalfe and Wretch 32 were just a few of the celebrity attendees who came out to support the annual fundraiser in aid of raising awareness and money for victims of HIV/AIDS in Africa and India. With musical direction from Mark Ronson, the audience was treated to performances from Alicia Keys herself, Beth Ditto, Kyle Falconer, Tinie Tempah, []

UK EVENT: INTELLIGENT MOVEMENT – WEEKEND OF HIP HOP CULTURE (SOUTHBANK CENTRE – LONDON)

London’s prestigious Southbank Centre presents:  Intelligent Movement: A Celebration of Hip-Hop Culture in association with Channel 4 Thursday 14 – Sunday 17 July 2011, a spectacular weekend exploring the four pillars of hip-hop  Djing, MCing, Breaking and Graffiti as part of the 60th anniversary celebrations of the Festival of Britain with MasterCard. For event listing, tickets and registration please visit  southbankcentre.co.uk/hiphop  For more information on Channel 4 Street Summer programmes please visit  channel4.com/info/press/news/arts-at-the-heart-of-the-summer-schedule-on-4 Southbank Centre Facebook  http://www.facebook.com/southbankcentre Southbank Centre Twitter  http://twitter.com/southbankcentre  

UK NEWS: THE MEN BEHIND THE ALLEGED JOSS STONE ‘MURDER PLOT’

SHAME AND DISGRACE!!!! Via The Daily Mail A chilling note found in a car close to Joss Stone’s home allegedly contained details of a plan to ‘find a river to dump her in’. The soul singer, who has an estimated £9million fortune, was apparently the target of a plot to attack and rob her. Other handwritten notes found in the vehicle used the words ‘rob and kill, money in the safe, Joscelyn rob’, it was claimed. Detectives probing the case also apparently []

LA REID BECOMES THE NEW HEAD OF EPIC RECORDS

X-Factor USA judge LA Reid will become the new chairman of Epic Records after the 4th July. Digital Spy reports that Reid has apparently started signing new artists including an act discovered on YouTube called Karmin. Click HERE to read more…. Well I see LA is off to a fine start . Discovering acts on YouTube and signing them. That should help turn around the Epic Group’s fortunes. *Rolls yes*

UK NEWS: TWO MEN ACCUSED OF PLOTTING TO MURDER SINGER JOSS STONE

  When I came across this story today I raised a quizzical eyebrow…….    Via BBC News Two men from Manchester are being held on suspicion of conspiracy to murder and to rob after being arrested near the Devon home of singer Joss Stone. The men, aged 33 and 30, were arrested after a suspicious vehicle was seen in the Cullompton area on Monday. BBC South West Home Affairs Correspondent Simon Hall said a senior police source confirmed they were found with []

UK FILM: HUGE (STARRING NOEL CLARKE)

Actor, writer, producer, director, BAFTA Award winner, employer and youth worker Noel Clarke, stars in the up and coming film Huge. I have no idea what the film is about but judging by the poster it looks like it might be interesting.