Month: November 2012

UK RADIO NEWS: DJ RODIGAN RESIGNS FROM KISS FM

The Independant reports that one of Britain’s best known Reggae deejay’s David Rodigan has resigned from Kiss FM, after 22 years of service at the station. In a statement Rodigan said: “I’ve been with the station for 22 years, shared some wonderful times with many fantastic artists and members of staff and it’s with great sadness that I’ve come to this decision. Due to their continued marginalisation of reggae music into the twilight zone of radio scheduling, it has left me no option []

FORMER LEAD SINGER OF BRITISH 1990S R&B GROUP DAMAGE DISCUSSES SPLIT, CHOICE FM ANTICS AND SOLO CAREER

In a new interview with The Voice former lead vocalist of hit 1990s British R&B group Damage Coree Richards, talks about his life after he split from the group to pursue his solo music career (they were not pleased) and his future endeavours. He reveals: ‘’The guys all stopped speaking to me after that.  I was so depressed I went to Thailand and partied to cope with the pain and pressure of now trying to go solo.  It was hard. I had so many initial fears and []

VIDEO: THE BRITISH BLACKLIST LAUNCHES

The UK’s definitive online database of black British talent launched today. The database not only chronicles the careers of emerging stars from television, music, film and literature and provides up-to-date industry news but also preserves the memory of iconic historical contributions to black British entertainment. It  is the first of its kind. A year in the making, The British Blacklist services both industry and general viewers alike and should be the first port of call for those wanting concrete, researched information about industry []

NICKI MINAJ SIGNS LONDON BASED SINGER PARKER IGHILE

Last week rapper Nicki Minaj announced via Twitter that she has signed London-based singer Parker Ighile. I didn’t even know Nicki had her own label imprint but according to her Parker is “My 1st official artist!!!! Aahhhh!!!!!!” CLICK HERE to read Nicki’s tweets about her new signing. The Voice reports that Parker is one half of British production duo Parker and James who have worked with singers Jessie J and Angel.  Parker also admits to screaming when he was told that Nicki had signed him. … Yeah I’m []

VIDEO: NEW US TV SHOW ‘KILLER KARAOKE’

Hitting all the wrong notes in the best possible way.  Killer Karaoke features contestants challenged to perform their favorite songs in extreme and outrageous circumstances. Steve-O hosts this hilarious adventure of karaoke gone wild. Watch it Fridays at 9pm starting Nov 23, only on truTV. … Hahahaha – MADNESS!!! Where is PETA when you need them?

SESAME STREET PUPPETEER AND VOICE OF ELMO RESIGNS AMID UNDERAGE SEX ALLEGATIONS

The Sesame Workshop has announced today that Elmo puppeteer Kevin Clash has resigned. Clash who is also the voice of Elmo has stepped down amid underage sex allegations. Last week, a 24-year-old ‘male model’ Sheldon Stephens publicly accused Clash of having a sexual relationship with him when he was 16 years old (underage across the pond), only to recant his statement one day later, and a second lawsuit was reportedly filed by another individual today. In a statement the Sesame Workshop said: Sesame Workshop’s mission is to []