Day: November 17, 2011

UK NEWS: ACTOR NOEL CLARKE RECEIVES HONORARY DOCTORATE DEGREE

Thanks to the @UEL_News #UELGrad2011 for my honorary doctorate degree. Congrats to all the real grads out there. N thanks to @shazzard — Noel Clarke (@NoelClarke) November 17, 2011 Actor, writer, director, BAFTA Award winner and Godfather of UK “Urban” film Noel Clarke today received an Honorary Doctorate Degree from The University of East London at the O2. Judging by some of the tweets posted by over excited graduates anybody would have thought that Will Smith had flown in to attend the []

CASTING CALL FOR SOMALI ACTORS TO PLAY PIRATES IN NEW TOM HANKS FILM

The film is called Maersk Alabama, will star two-time Oscar winner Tom Hanks and is directed by Paul Greengrass. Pay category: Paid (above Equity) Production dates: 13th February 2012 for 12 weeks UK Casting director : Dan Hubbard Producers: Gregory Goodman, Mike Deluca, Dana Brunetti Director: Paul Greengrass Location: USA Roles MUST BE GENUINE SOMALI AND BE ABLE TO SPEAK SOMALI FLUENTLY. MUSI (Male) – 25yrs. MUST BE GENUINE SOMALI AND BE ABLE TO SPEAK SOMALI FLUENTLY. NO EXCEPTIONS. ACTORS SHOULD IDEALLY []

UK NEWS: LEVI ROOTS ADMITS TO LYING ABOUT REGGAE REGGAE SAUCE RECIPE

Levi Roots admitted in the High Court yesterday that he lied about the origins of his Reggae Reggae Sauce recipe. Via The Guardian The Reggae Reggae sauce entrepreneur Levi Roots has admitted that he lied on Dragons’ Den when he claimed that the recipe had been handed down by his grandmother. Roots denied that he stole the recipe from his former best friend Tony Bailey, who claims it was his secret recipe that was taken on to the BBC programme in 2007, []

UK NEWS: RIO FERDINAND BLASTS FIFA PRESIDENT SEBB BLATTER FOR REMARKS ABOUT RACISM IN FOOTBALL

……… In an interview with CNN FIFA President Sebb Blatter was asked if racism exists in football and he replied, ‘I would deny it. There is no racism, there is maybe one of the players towards another, he has a word or a gesture which is not the correct one, but also the one who is affected by that, he should say that this is a game. ‘We are in a game, and at the end of the game, we shake hands, []