Month: April 2012

JUMP OFF TV (UK DEBATE) – HAS THE TUPAC HOLOGRAM CHANGED THE FUTURE OF LIVE SHOWS?

Following the recent performance by Tupac at the Coachella Music Festival, the debaters got together for an exclusive sneak peek to see how the technology that brought the rapper ‘back to life’ works.  Sanj Surati from Musion Systems explains the process. They then share some of their thoughts regarding the issue, share a stage with Will.i.am and discuss what effects all of this has on the future of live shows. The following are a few of the issues and questions raised during the debate: – How might performances by artists []

UK NEWS: TV DRAMA ‘TOP BOY’ NOMINATED FOR BAFTA

TV drama Top Boy which aired on Channel 4 in October has been nominated for a BAFTA television award. The drama written by Ronan Bennett is up for Best Mini Series. Top Boy is set on the fictional Summerhouse housing estate in Hackney, East London, and follows the life of 13-year-old Ra’Nell, (Malcolm Kamulete) who is left to fend for himself after his single mother is sectioned under the Mental Health Act. Ra’Nell then comes to the attention of local criminals Dushane (Ashley Walters) and his friend Sully (Kane Robinson). Dushane wants []

UK PR ANTICS: ALEXANDRA BURKE AND JERMAIN DEFOE “FINALLY CONFIRM THEIR RELATIONSHIP”

According to the ridiculous Daily Mail this is the photograph that confirms singer Alexandra Burke and footballer Defoe are a couple. Click HERE to view more of photographs. [Thanks Lorraine] Those of you who are regular visitors to Mad News already know my thoughts on this so-called union. I just want to know who is responsible for calling the paparazzi so that these photographs could be taken? The linking of arms just looks painfully FAKE.  It’s beyond comical.

UK ANTICS: ADAM DEACON FANS ATTACK NOEL CLARKE OVER KIDULTHOOD (A FILM HE WROTE/CREATED).

Oh dear…more drama within the mad sad bad world of UK entertainment, involving actors and former friends/colleagues Noel Clarke and Adam Deacon. This past weekend the BBC aired the hit UK film Kidulthood which stars and was written by Noel Clarke. Noel is currently in Hollywood filming Star Trek 2 but acknowledged that his pride and joy was on television and tweeted, I'm hearing the film I wrote and created is on in the UK. #Kidulthood — Noel Clarke (@NoelClarke) April 21, 2012 []

NEW MUSIC: BRIAN MCKNIGHT – LET ME SHOW YOU HOW YOUR P*SSY WORKS

Brian McKnight is a mature and well-respected R&B singer, so I don’t quite understand why he has decided to go down this ridiculous road. All I can do is laugh and shake my head at this foolishness…. Or CLICK HERE to watch/listen. Brian apparently plans on featuring this song on his upcoming “adult mixtape”. *HUGE SIGH* Leave this type of nonsense to the younger male singers who rely on autotune and have no talent Brian. Your thoughts please….

HARDCORE GAY PORNOGRAPHY BROADCAST DURING MORNING NEWSCAST

According to the The Hollywood Reporter gay pornography was accidentally broadcast during a Canadian morning newscast. A Hamilton, Ontario-based TV station CHCH Television apologized Friday to shocked viewers after its local morning newscast was interrupted by roughly three minutes of hardcore gay pornography. A red-faced CHCH news director Mike Katrycz said the offending porn originated at a local cable company, which inadvertently inserted the wrong programming after repairing some cut cable lines. “In the splicing together, unfortunately, some inappropriate content went to air”. Click HERE []