Month: November 2012

UK TV: TOP BOY OPEN CASTING AUDITIONS CANCELLED / MET POLICE CONFIRM “NO REPORTS OF VIOLENCE”

Several days ago I posted news about the questionable up and coming Top Boy open casting call. UPDATE: Open casting auditions for the second series of the Channel 4 drama Top Boy have been cancelled. From what I hear via the Twitter streets hundreds of young people turned up to the open casting call today at Hoxton Hall in North London. The police then arrived to help disperse the crowd and now the auditions have been shut down. Those tweeting false information about #topboy auditions are doing a disservice []

SONG AND VIDEO OF THE DAY: SEAN FURY – BI-RACIAL

Sean Fury doesn’t realise that he is a comedic genius. This is just bizarre. Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha! *For those of you who don’t know what the American term ‘bi-racial’ means it’s a description used to describe someone who is of mixed race origin* [Thanks Simone] Bi-Racial is taken from Sean’s album titled ‘Ladies Of Color’ Your thoughts please……

JAY-Z DONS HIS “ANGEL WINGS” AND BUYS GENERATOR FOR HIS NYC BUILDING HIT BY HURRICANE SANDY

Jay-Z’s neighbours are currently jumping for joy after the rapper purchased a generator  for their hurricane hit apartment building. According to Page Six Jigga along with his wife and child fled the building before Hurricane Sandy hit New York to stay in the lavish Mandarin Oriental Hotel. But a thoughtful Jay decided to help out his neighbours by supplying them with a generator. The grateful residents now think the Angel Gabriel has returned in the form of the Jigga Man and refer to him as their “guardian angel” for helping them out. []

UK NEWS: SCREEN NATION AWARDS CANCELLED TO “PROTECT THE SCREEN NATION BRAND”

The Voice Online reports that the annual Screen Nation Film & Television Awards (aka the ‘black Oscars’) which is due to take place on Sunday (November 11th) at the Park Plaza Westminster Bridge Hotel has now been cancelled. In a rather intriguing statement organisers said that the event had been cancelled to “protect the Screen Nation Brand” and blamed the last-minute cancellation on “delays in payment,  partners pulling out at late notice and a major health and safety issue. Chief executive Charles Thompson added: “On the same day the []

POWERLIST 2013: BRITAIN’S MOST INFLUENTIAL BLACK PEOPLE

The Powerlist 2013 featuring Britain’s most influential black people has just been released. Sadly I am not featured. Yes I know it’s a travesty and a major snub but I am over it now. Anyway check out the individuals who made it in to the top 10. 1 David Adjaye, architect 2. Pat McGrath, global creative design director, Procter & Gamble 3. Mo Farah, Olympic double gold medallist 4. Ken Olisa, chairman, Restoration Partners, non-executive director, Thomson Reuters 5. Damon Buffini, philanthropist/private equity magnate 6. Sandie []

VIDEO: RAPPER NAS STARS IN NEW CHRISTMAS GAP COMMERCIAL WITH FATHER.

Via Necole Bitchie Check out Gap’s Adult Holiday 2012 Collection featureing rapper Nas and his father, blues musician Olu Dara. … It is always a surprise to see Nas endorsing a product/brand.  I had no idea the rapper and his father were Gap fans.  Hahaha. Well done to Nas’ manager Steve Stoute for bagging them this gig. Next stop TopMan.