Month: August 2011

AALIYAH DANA HAUGHTON (JANUARY 16, 1979 – AUGUST 25, 2011)

……………… Today marks the 10th anniversary of singer Aaliyah Dana Haughton’s tragic death. Aaliyah and various members of the record company boarded a twin-engine Cessna 402B (registration N8097W) at Marsh Harbour, Abaco Islands, The Bahamas, to travel to the airport in Opa-locka, Florida, after they completed filming the music video for the single “Rock the Boat”. The plane crashed shortly after takeoff, about 200 feet (60 m) from the runway. Aaliyah and the eight others on board, pilot Luis Morales III, hair stylist []

STEVE JOBS RESIGNS AS CEO FOR APPLE INC

It’s just been announced that Steve Jobs has resigned as Chief Executive for Apple Inc. The 55-year-old co-founder of the company who survived pancreatic cancer has been on medical leave for an undisclosed condition since January 17. Apple said Steve Jobs has been elected chairman and Tim Cook has been elected CEO. Source

NEW ARTIST TO WATCH: UNCLE RICKY – OFFER TRUE LOVE

Uncle Ricky is Ochen Kaunda. He was trained to sing in Uganda by his uncle who called himself the northern king. Coming to California a year ago, he pursues the grand American musical dream and reaches higher than the skies. He promises that it will be serious. …. [Thanks T] Uncle Ricky is one talented individual. He definitely gets the Mad News thumbs up! 😀 Your thoughts please.  Hit or Miss?

ANIMAL RIGHTS ORGANISATION PETA SET TO LAUNCH PORN WEBSITE

Digital Spy reports that animal rights organisation PETA plan on launching a porn site. PETA spokesperson Ashley Byrne said, “We are preparing to launch our own peta.xxx site, but instead of just showing people in our iconic ads we then show them how animals suffer for entertainment. “Our racier actions are sometimes a way to get people to sit up and pay attention to the plight of animals.” Oh for goodness sake PETA! Is this really necessary??? Porn and animals???  I don’t like the []

UK NEWS: SOUND SYSTEM RAMPAGE AND DJ NORMAN JAY PULL OUT OF THE 2011 NOTTING HILL CARNIVAL

Popular sound system Rampage has announced that they will not be playing at the 2011 Notting Hill Carnival which takes place on the 28th and 29th August. They issued the following statement via Facebook, For the first time in 17 years of participating in the Notting Hill Carnival, Rampage will not be part of this year’s event. We always aim to improve the experience for the audience at all of our events. Unfortunately our exhaustive summer has meant that we have been unable []

MAN BEATS AND INJURES 5 YEAR OLD STEPSON OVER DUMPLINGS

The Jamaica Star reports that a man has been convicted of child abuse after beating and injuring his 5-year-old stepson .Why? Because the little boy took bites out of his dumplings. Dalry Palmer, 30, a labourer from Old Harbour, St Catherine was given a 2-year suspended sentence in the Spanish Town Resident Magistrate’s Court on Thursday. Click HERE to read more… I hope this LOSER chokes the next time he eats a dumpling.

UK NEWS: SBTV FOUNDER JAMAL EDWARDS IN TALKS WITH CHANNEL 4 TO MAKE SBTV SERIES

Jamal Edwards (founder of popular online broadcaster SBTV) today announced via Twitter that Channel 4 who earlier this year aired a one off documentary titled Inside SBTV, now want to turn it in to a series. Guess what? Channel4 want to take the 'Inside SBTV' to a 5 episode series. Buzzin' – Just finished a meeting with the commissioner. — Jamal Edwards (@jamaledwards) August 23, 2011