Month: August 2012

UK ENTERTAINMENT NEWS: MOBO AWARDS 2012 CEREMONY TO BE HELD IN LIVERPOOL

Yes it’s almost that time again folks….. MOBO (Music Of Black Origin) Awards founder Kanya King has announced that the 2012 ceremony will take place in the city of Liverpool on November 3rd. Yes! It's Lovely Liverpool for MOBO Awards 2012. Can't wait! Thanks to Rizzle Kicks for kick starting the journey! @RizzleKicks — Kanya King MBE (@KanyaKing) August 14, 2012 I am surprised they chose to host the event in Liverpool again after the 2010 ceremony. The atmosphere was  deader than a graveyard, the audience didn’t seem []

LONDON 2012: FEMALE SHOT PUTTER IS STRIPPED OF GOLD MEDAL AFTER FAILING DRUGS TEST

Female shot putter Nadzeya Ostapchuk has been stripped of her gold medal after failing a drugs test. The 31-year-old athlete from Belarus tested positive for anabolic agent metenolone. The gold medal will now go to New Zealand’s Valerie Adams, silver will go to Russia’s Evgeniia Kolodko and Lijiao Gong of China will get the bronze medal. Click HERE to read more…. … When I first saw Nadzeya Ostapchuk competing I thought she was a man. I was suspicious. Nadzeya looked like a blast from the past when many of the female athletes from Eastern Europe used to gulp down steroids to such []

USAIN BOLT ATTENDS PUMA YARD SHINDIG (LONDON) / PUMA’S HISTORY

A triumphant Usain Bolt partied hard with his fellow team mates Yohan Blake and Warren Weir at the Puma Yard shindig in East London this past weekend. Excited club patrons watched as Bolt stood alongside DJ Manny Norte and turned DJ/sound man for the evening. It sounds like everyone was at Puma Yard including those annoying bandwagon jumping media types who are all over anything Jamaican right now.  You know who you are. It has also been a good couple of weeks for []

SPORTS ILLUSTRATED FRONT COVER: USAIN BOLT

Via Oaccess Jamaica Congratulations to Team Jamaica who took home Gold, Silver and Bronze medals last night after the 200m men’s final. Usain Bolt – Gold Yohan Blake – Silver Warren  “Nuh English straight patois” Weir  – Bronze.

UK “SHOWBIZ” NEWS: SINGER JESSIE J APPOINTS REGGIE YATES’ BROTHER AS HER NEW STYLIST

It has been reported that the fashion icon that is Jessie J has apparently fired her old stylist and has appointed Cobbie Yates (brother of BBC TV/Radio host Reggie Yates) as her new stylist. As most of you will know I don’t mix in showbiz circles so I was not familiar with the name Cobbie Yates up until this point. But from what I have read he is a well known celebrity stylist and also a photographer with access to every A-list shindig going and parties with the likes of Kate Moss and []

LONDON 2012: PHILLIPS IDOWU FAILS TO QUALIFY FOR MEN’S TRIPLE FINAL

East Londoner Phillips Idowu has crashed out of the men’s triple jump final after failing to qualify. On the run up to the event it sounded as if Idowu had disappeared off the face of the earth. But on Sunday he finally arrived at the Olympic village claiming  that for the last few weeks he has been ‘in his home city of London, finalising his preparation, receiving treatment (for an injury) and was easily reachable by the “appropriate people”. However his coach Aston Moore allegedly only received a brief text from Idowu []