Month: December 2012

UK WEB SERIES: UNFAMOUS (TEASER TRAILER)

‘Unfamous’ is a new black British web series based on the Unfamous eBook by Scotty Unfamous. Based on the hit online eBook by Swear Down TV’s Scotty Unfamous, set deep in the heart of London’s elitist urban youth-society, ‘Unfamous’ follows the story of Rio Greene’s first year in university. Tired of being overlooked by her peers, Rio devises a plan to make herself bait or as she likes to call it ‘Unfamous’ but along the way her past catches up with her and drives []

UK NEWS: BRITAIN’S TOP PUBLICIST MAX CLIFFORD ARRESTED ON SUSPICION OF SEXUAL OFFENCES

The Guardian reports that Britain’s top publicist Max Clifford has been arrested on suspicion of sexual offences. Via The Guardian Max Clifford, one of the best known publicists in Britain, has been arrested by officers investigating sexual abuse claims against Jimmy Savile and others. The Metropolitan police said on Thursday morning that officers working on Operation Yewtree arrested “a man in his sixties” at his Surrey home at 7.04am “on suspicion of sexual offences”. Clifford, 69, is the arrestee. He has been taken []

UK SHORT FILM: TIGHT JEANS ( FILM WRITTEN AND DIRECTED BY DESTINY EKARAGHA)

Winner of The London Rushes Soho Film Festival Awards for Best Newcomer, Tight Jeans is the debut film from the UK’s Director/ Writer Destiny Ekaragha, and produced by Tamana Bleasdale for Pollibee Productions. as seen on Channel 4 in 2011. Tight Jeans had a major impact when it was first shown at The London Film Festival in 2008, so much so that it propelled Destiny from unknown into an overnight success. The film went on to receive praise from the critics all over the []

UK MUSIC NEWS: ESTELLE RECEIVES GRAMMY NOMINATION

It has been announced that British artist Estelle has received a Best R&B performance Grammy nomination for her single Thank You. At first I was confused because I don’t remember Estelle releasing any new music this year. But then I rarely pay that much attention to what’s going on in the music industry these days. Anyway packing her bags and relocating to the country where dreams can come true really did pay off. … Thank You sounds decent and has a Sade vibe going on. Even though for some baffling reason []

CLASSIC DANCE MOVIE CLIP OF THE DAY: BREAKDANCE / BREAKIN (1984)

Long before the dance cheesefest Step Up and the UK’s even cheesier Street Dance came Breakdance (In America the film was called Breakin but in the UK the title was changed to Breakdance). I LOVED this film when I was a kid and as far as I am concerned it is a classic. Check out a young fresh faced Ice T in the clip below.  Hahaha. Ozone and Turbo meet Elektrorock at the club for a battle. Ice T is the MC!

UK NEWS: MAN CLEARED OF RACIAL ABUSE AFTER CLAIMING HE USES THE WORD ‘NIGGER’ AS A “TERM OF ENDEARMENT”

Old Christopher Jones here probably plays ‘Niggas In Paris’ morning, noon and night. Well when you have idiotic black rappers successfully pushing this vile word in to the mainstream and Jay-Z sitting opposite Oprah (a woman born and raised in the deep South during a time of segregation, lynchings and Civil Rights marches) telling her and millions of viewers that “it’s now a “term of endearment. We have reclaimed the word” ( Erm..how can we reclaim a word that we never gave to ourselves Einstein?) then this foolishness below was bound to happen at some []

JUMP OFF TV (UK) DEBATE SHOW – UK RAP CASH KINGS 2012 (HAHAHAHAHAHAHA)

Following on from Forbes’ US Cash Kings 2012 List (Hip-Hop’s Top Earners) the Jump Off UK debate team decided to create their own  UK Rap Cash Kings 2012 list, with hilarious and questionable results. … I bet this debate stirs up some controversy within UK rap circles come tomorrow morning. I can hear it all now.. “Why wasn’t I on the list?”, What does she mean I shouldn’t be on the list?” and “What the f**k? I made more money then MC Harvey”. []

VIDEO: WHERE I’M FROM: JAY-Z BARCLAYS CENTER DOCUMENTARY

Former Marcy Projects waste man Shawn Carter aka Jay-Z treats fans to a behind the scenes look at the creation of his Barclays Center opening shows, which took place earlier this year. For Jay-Z hero worshippers this documentary is probably up there with watching the late great Michael Jackson working behind the scenes preparing for his legendary BAD concerts. But for individuals like myself this documentary is duller than dirty dish water. Same old Jay *yawn*.

VIDEO: US MAGICIAN BURNED DURING “STUNT” ON DOMINICAN TELEVISION

Via AP A magician from the United States is getting medical treatment and pursuing legal action after the host of a TV show in the Dominican Republic set him on fire in an apparent stunt. Wayne Houchin is out of the hospital but is still being treated for burns on his face, scalp and hands. Houchin tells The Associated Press he is in a lot of pain but recovering. WARNING: FOOTAGE MAY CAUSE DISTRESS [Thanks Nonny] What was the host thinking??? Madness.