Month: August 2011

SINGER SONGWRITER NICK ASHFORD DIES

Singer/songwriter Nick Ashford who along with wife Valerie Simpson performed and wrote numerous classic R&B hits has sadly died of throat cancer. He was 69. Known as Ashford & Simpson, the duo wrote and produced Motown’s Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell, including Ain’t No Mountain High Enough, You’re All I Need to Get By, Ain’t Nothing Like the Real Thing and Your Precious Love. Click HERE to read more… …. Rest In Peace Nick Ashford. Advertisements

UK NEWS: LETHAL B AND EMMANUEL FRIMPONG RELEASE ‘DENCH’ T-SHIRTS

….. [Thanks Lorraine] HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! What does “DENCH” even mean??? I think it’s time Lethal coined himself a new ‘word’. Anyway I wish Lethal and Arsenal player Emmanuel (I only just realised who he is) the best of luck with this venture. I’m sure these ‘DENCH’ T-Shirts will sell out in minutes once they hit Rye Lane, Peckham. Your thoughts please…..

UK NEWS: COUNCILLOR/SCHOOL TEACHER APOLOGISES FOR ‘JUNGLE BUNNIES’ RACIAL SLUR

  Via The Voice A TORY COUNCILLOR from Kent has been suspended after he described those involved in the Tottenham riots as “jungle bunnies” on his Facebook page. He wrote “I’m missing the vibrant and multi-cultural society which I normally celebrate here in Sicily! Not!” It was then suggested to him that he should take a trip to north London. He replied: “All the bunnies here are of the woodland variety rather than the jungle.” The 49-year-old maths teacher then deleted the []

UK TV: X-FACTOR “HOPEFUL” FLOPS THEN VERBALLY ABUSES JUDGE TULISA

Meet George Gerasimou who first auditioned on X-Factor in 2009, failed and then promptly threw his toys out of the pram. George then had the nerve to show up (with supporters in tow) to audition for the 2011 show and this is what happened…. …….. I watched this last night and have come to the conclusion that George is mentally unstable but hasn’t been diagnosed yet.  I don’t even know why they allowed him to audition again or why his friends encouraged []

SB.TV FOUNDER JAMAL EDWARDS – GOOGLE CHROME COMMERCIAL

Jamal Edwards is the founder of the popular UK online broadcaster SB.TV, and he is  also featured in the latest Google Chrome commercial, which aired for the first time last night on British television. A teenager from London uses the web to turn his hobby into a media empire. This film tracks the rise of Jamal Edwards and the emergence of SB.TV as one of the UK’s leading youth broadcasters. From filming his friends in car parks to interviewing some of the []

NIVEA’S ‘RE-CIVILIZE’ PRINT AD CAMPAIGN CALLED “RACIST”, COMPANY APOLOGISES

Haha – Oh dear those marketing executives are in trouble again. Via The Los Angeles Times Nivea’s “Look like you give a damn” campaign: Does it contain a deliberately racist suggestion that black people aren’t civilized or an unintentional gaffe by the skin care company’s marketing team? The print ad in question features a clean-shaven black man grasping the longer hair (an Afro) on a bearded mask of his own face, preparing to throw it away. The phrase “Re-civilize yourself” is boldly []

UK EVENT: THE BiG! LAUNCH

BiG! The purveyors of quality live entertainment will be your hosts for a sumptuous evening sponsored by calorie burning soft drink Aspire, to celebrate the arts at Roman Abromavich’s decadent club ‘Under The Bridge’ on August 25th. On the night entertainment will be provided by a wealth of exciting talent with acts such as Roll Deep alumni J2K, man of the moment Talay Riley, soul siren Alexis Houston whose sister Whitney you may have heard of, alongside some of Britain’s most promising []