Month: August 2011

UK NEWS: DEPUTY MAYOR OF LAMBETH ARRESTED ON ASSAULT CHARGE

Oh dear…. Via The Evening Standard The deputy mayor of Lambeth has been arrested after an attack that left a man with a broken jaw and ribs and requiring 27 stitches. Liberal Democrat Judith Best, 51, attended a police station on Saturday and was arrested accused  of actual bodily harm with conspiracy to commit grievous bodily harm. She was bailed. Her son, Scott Richards, 31, was held on Sunday following a police chase. Police are looking for others in connection with the []

HIP-HOP: A CULTURAL ODYSSEY BOOK LONDON LAUNCH VIDEO

With music supplied by BBC Radio 1’s Reggie Yates going back to back with Manny Norte, acclaimed producer/DJ Hudson Mohawke, female DJ and scratch wizz Kayper and BBC 1Xtra’s Semtex, Red Bull Studios played host to a fun and exuberant book launch in true Hip-Hop bling fashion.  Adjacent to the main party was a gallery space exhibiting 30 key images from Hip-Hop: A Cultural Odyssey’s expansive pages.

US GOVERNMENT DRAFTS IN WILL.IAM TO ORGANISE CONCERT IN CHINA

Rolling Stone reports that the US government has asked Black Eyed Peas front man Will.i.am to organise a concert in Beijing China which will apparently help to “encourage cultural and educational exchanges between China and the United States. According to the publication ‘Secretary of State Hillary Clinton met with the rapper on Friday to discuss the project, which is part of the Obama administration’s 100,000 Strong Initiative,  a program developed to increase the number of Americans studying abroad in China’. Click HERE []

AMY WINEHOUSE REP SAYS THE STAR WAS NOT GOING TO ADOPT 10 YEAR OLD ST LUCIAN GIRL

Yesterday The Sunday Mirror reported that Amy Winehouse was in the process of adopting a 10 year-old St Lucian girl. The singer met Dannika Augustine in 2009 during a trip to St Lucia and according to the girl’s grandmother Marjorie Lambert, Amy was in the process of adopting her granddaughter just before she died.  Click HERE to read all about it. After reading this story I came to the conclusion that Grandma Marjorie was talking a load of bulls**t for financial gain []

FILM TRAILER: RED TAILS (STARRING CUBA GOODING JR, TERENCE HOWARD AND AML AMEEN)

………….. Directed by Anthony Hemingway. The story of the Tuskegee Airmen, the first African-American pilots to fly in a combat squadron during World War II. Starring: Cuba Gooding Jr, Terence Howard, Nate Parker, Tristan Wilds, Method Man, Ne-Yo, Michael B. Jordan, Elijah Kelley, Lee Tergesen, Bryan Cranston, Andre Royo, Jesse Williams, Daniela Ruah, Marcus T.Paulk, Kevin Phillips, Aml Ameen