Month: July 2011

UK NEWS: CELEBRITY STYLIST MASON SMILLIE TEAMS UP WITH OXFAM TO RAISE AWARENESS OF FAMINE CRISIS IN EAST AFRICA

Celebrity stylist Mason Smillie has announced that he will be travelling to Somalia to help raise awareness about the devastating famine and drought crisis that’s currently ravaging the East African country. Mason told Mad News, I have been meaning to help raise awareness about the crisis in Somalia for a while now and I’ve teamed up with the amazing charity Oxfam, who I believe shares my vision and whom I can honestly say trust one hundred percent. He went on to add, []

UK NEWS: BBC SET TO MEET WITH PRODUCERS OF BRITISH-NIGERIAN ONLINE SITCOM MEET THE ADEBANJO’S

Just a month after launching their new sitcom independently online and receiving widespread media attention, the BBC has quickly arranged to meet the producers of Meet the Adebanjo’s to discuss picking it up for season 2. Only this week the Metro newspaper featured Meet the Adebanjo’s as what’s good to watch online and the producers believe it’s the result of the widespread interest in the sitcom which has made the BBC arrange a meeting for the 1st August. Executive producer Andrew Osayemi []

CASTING FOR JAY-Z AND KANYE WEST VIDEO SHOOT (26TH JULY)

Casting Jay Z & Kanye West Video in LA beautiful models all ethnicities rate $1000 sent photos to antoniomanager2@gmail.com shoot 7/26 @ — Antonio Hewlett (@antoniomanager) July 22, 2011 I came across this tweet last night. Can anyone confirm whether or not if this is a legit casting? There isn’t an official website (that I can see) that provides further information. UPDATE: I have been informed that this casting is in fact legit!

VIDEO: TINCHY STRYDER & MAVERICK SABRE CREATE TRACK WITH STUDENTS AT DV8 COLLEGE

Tinchy Stryder and Maverick Sabre were challenged by Twin B to create a new track from scratch with students from the DV8 College, as part of 1Xtra’s Schools Tour. Check out what they came up with… ………………….. I hope those students put in the same amount of energy and show this level of interest when it comes to settling down and studying those books! Anyway couldn’t they come up with a more imaginative track title and concept? It’s time the UK retired []

AMY WINEHOUSE DIES

The police have confirmed that Amy Winehouse has died. Sources say the 27 year old singer was found dead in her North London flat this afternoon. Her death is currently being treated as “unexplained”. Rest In Peace Amy Winehouse.

THE SUN NEWSPAPER GETS IT OH SO WRONG!!!

Tabloid rag The Sun like every other newspaper this morning has news of the tragic events that took place in Norway yesterday splashed across their front page. But instead of doing the necessary research the editorial team opted instead to report online speculation as fact and were quick to vilify the Muslim community (once again) by blaming this atrocity on ‘Islamic extremists’. The idiots! Click HERE to read about the attacks in Norway. Rest In Peace to all those who lost their []

R KELLY CANCELS PERFORMANCE AT REGGAE SUMFEST

Singer R Kelly will no longer be performing at this years Reggae Sumfest in Montego Bay, Jamaica, due to having undergone emergency surgery to drain an abscess from his tonsil, and will be ‘laid up indefinitely’. Summerfest Productions executive director Johnny Gourzong said in a statement “Kelly’s unforeseen and unavoidable health issues will prevent him from making a scheduled appearance on the music festival. We are truly going to miss his presence on the festival,”.

MAD NEWS ARTICLE: MY BRAIDS AND BONDING GLUE NIGHTMARE

I have met several women who say they have given up on hairdressers due to far too many bad experiences and now opt to wash, treat and style their own hair. After a rather unfortunate hair experience several months ago I can’t say I blame them. Earlier this year I was bored with my usual hairstyle so my hairdresser suggested I try ‘Pick and Drop’ braids. The ‘Pick and Drop’ style involves braiding long extensions in to your hair, stopping just as []

UK MUSIC: D DOUBLE E FT DIZZEE RASCAL – BLUKU BLUKU

I don’t know how I feel about this track. But it is different and for once Dizzee isn’t spitting over a Techno/Dance beat. That’s a nice change for him. As for D Double E… I don’t know what to think…. Haha. What does Bluku Bluku mean? Your thoughts please? Hit or Miss?