Month: June 2011

UK NEWS: GLAMOUR WOMEN OF THE YEAR AWARDS 2011

Another year another pointless Glamour Women Of The Year awards ceremony hosted by footballer groupie James Corden. The lavish event took place last night in London. Check out the winners list below. Presenter of the Year – Davina McCall Designer of the Year – Sarah Burton Filmmaker of the Year – Jane Goldman Theatre Actress of the Year – Naomie Harris TV Personality of the Year – Dannii Minogue Pandora Breakthrough of the Year – Ellie Goulding Writer of the Year – Dawn French []

UK NEWS: VIDEO SHOOT AMBUSHED BY ARMED POLICE OVER TOY GUN

Via The Voice Online A VIDEO SHOOT in south London was ambushed by armed police on Saturday night (June 4) after officers thought their set props were real firearms. The production crew was filming an anti-violence anthem with the hope of tackling stereotypes but, in an ironic twist, got more then they bargained for when they were mistaken for gangsters themselves. A barrage of armed police stormed their set on an estate in South Mitcham and the team of eight was forced to []

UK NEWS: COMEDIAN RICHARD BLACKWOOD SQUASHES SHREK RUMOURS

There were reports circulating the Internet yesterday stating that comedian Richard Blackwood who plays Donkey in Shrek The Musical, had been fired.  But Richard has now finally set the record straight via Twitter. Hey People, I know their have been vicious rumours about me not doing Shrek, just to say they're not true at all! Haters in Theatre lol deep — Richard Blackwood (@RBcomedian) June 7, 2011 [Thanks Lorraine]

SOLANGE KNOWLES BECOMES THE NEW FACE OF RIMMEL LONDON

It’s been announced that singer Solange Knowles is now the face of cosmetics giant Rimmel London. Solange will front Rimmel’s Autumn campaign. Source Congratulations Solange, but I thought Rimmel LONDON only hired models/personalities from England to front their campaigns, which also feature images of the Union Jack along with the tag line “GET THE LONDON LOOK”. Correct me if I am wrong Rimmel but isn’t Solange American, born and raised in Houston, Texas??? Wasn’t LONDON born model Jourdan Dunn available????? Or what about the following individuals… @ondolady []

FINALLY CONFIRMED: NICOLE SCHERZINGER IN AND CHERYL COLE OUT!

FOX television  and X-Factor USA producers Syco TV and Fremantlemedia North America finally issued a statement today confirming that Nicole Scherzinger will replace Cheryl Cole on the judging panel. Read the official statement below. “Nicole Scherzinger will be replacing Cheryl Cole on the judging panel of The X Factor. Nicole will join Simon Cowell, L.A. Reid and Paula Abdul on their search across America to find the next global superstar or group to win the life-changing $5 million dollar recording deal. Nicole has previously joined Simon Cowell as a guest judge []

VIDEO: NICOLA ROBERTS – BEAT OF MY DRUM

I wasn’t going to dedicate a post to singer Nicola Roberts but I changed my mind because I fail to see what all the HYPE is about. Girls Aloud group member Nicola has released her first solo single and people seem to have lost their minds. They are behaving as if her single Beat Of My Drum is the best thing since sliced bread.  Sorry but am I missing something here??? It’s crossed my mind that some folk are just pretending to like the song due to it being []

UK NEWS: ALESHA DIXON DROPPED BY RECORD LABEL

That Grape Juice reports that singer Alesha Dixon has been dropped from Asylum Records (Atlantic) Read the official statement below announcing her parting from the label. Alesha would like to announce that after discussions with her record label, Asylum/Atlantic, we have decided not to extend her recording contract. It became clear during our discussions that both Alesha and her label had some creative differences which we were unable to resolve and it was mutually agreed that the best course of action for both []

UK NEWS: RICHARD BLACKWOOD DROPPED FROM SHREK THE MUSICAL???

According to the theatre review website The Public Reviews, rumour has it that comedian Richard Blackwood will no longer be playing the character Donkey in Shrek The Musical.  SHREK LATEST RUMOUR – Richard Blackwood has been pushed – Delroy will cover for next few weeks with Giles Terera taking over imminently — The Public Reviews (@publicreviews) June 5, 2011 From what I’ve heard so far Richard’s performance as Donkey has been pretty good so I don’t quite understand why he would be forced to leave the show now. I hope this []

UK MUSIC: ASANTE – OPEN MY HEART

Asante is an up and coming singer, rapper, producer and songwriter. Check out his single Open My Heart. …………………………………………………………………. When I first listened to this track I thought the beginning sounded promising but I didn’t like the rapping. I felt that Asante would be best off just singing. But then after a few listens it started to grow on me. The production is decent and I would say that Open My Heart is definitely a ‘grower’. Your thoughts please. Hit or Miss?

UK NEWS: CHERYL COLE TO RETURN TO X-FACTOR USA

When it was first announced that Cheryl Cole had been fired as a judge on X-Factor USA I rejoiced but I had this feeling deep in the pit of my stomach that the news was too good to be true. Last night it was reported that FOX TV executives have had a sudden change of heart and she is now back on the show. Via Digital Spy Cheryl Cole will reportedly return to the judging panel of The X Factor USA, just []