Month: December 2013

UK NEWS: TULISA CONTOSTAVLOS AND MIKE GLC APPEAR IN COURT, BOTH DENY SUPPLYING CLASS A DRUGS

N-Dubz star / former X Factor judge Tulisa Contostavlos and rapper Mike GLC (real name Michael Coombs) both appeared at Westminster Magistrates’ Court today. Both deny supplying Class A drugs. Via The Daily Mail The court heard how the charge relates to 13.9g of cocaine – dubbed ‘white sweets’ by Tulisa as a codename for the powder when talking to Mr Mahmood. ‘On the 28 March, Mazher Mahmood met Tulisa under the pretence of her playing a role in a forthcoming film. ‘There []

UK WEB SERIES: DEAR JESUS SEASON 3 AUDITIONS – SEARCHING FOR TWO NEW CAST MEMBERS

  Wonder London Films makers of the hit black British web series ‘Dear Jesus’ are looking for the following…. Jonathan Black actor 25-35 years old, strong and powerful. Holly White actress, 18-21 years old, cute but strong and determined. Open casting call will take place on Saturday 21st December 11am and 1pm.  Location: The Calder Book Shop Theatre  51 The Cut  Waterloo  SE1 8LF Contact Wonder London Films by emailing info@wonderlondonfilms.com For further information visit wonderlondonfilms.com/category/blog/  

DOCUMENTARY ABOUT JAMAICAN HISTORICAL FIGURE AND FREEDOM FIGHTER NANNY OF THE MAROONS PLANNED

Via Shadow and Act Following in the footsteps of acclaimed filmmakers like Spike Lee and Martin Scorsese, movie stuntman turned director Roy T. Anderson has decided to go the crowdfunding route to help finance his latest project; a 1-hr documentary film on Queen Nanny, the indomitable leader of the Jamaican Maroons, and Jamaica’s only female National Hero. Anderson’s impressive debut film Akwantu: the Journey, on the history of the Jamaican Maroons, was a self-funded effort which has screened on three continents, even []

UK MUSIC NEWS: N-DUBZ STAR FAZER DECLARED BANKRUPT

Well it hasn’t been a good year for “URBAN” super group N-Dubz. Tabloid rag The Sun reports that N-Dubz star Fazer (real name Richard Rawson) has been declared bankrupt. According to the newspaper official records show that the star, 26, was made bankrupt earlier this month. Fazer’s glamour model partner Ashley Emma gave birth to his first child Ava Rose Rawson earlier this year.   I thought Fazer (who is also a songwriter) was the most sensible out of the three when it []

UK EVENT: SCREEN NATION DIGITAL-IS AWARDS 2013 (WATCH FULL CEREMONY)

Last night the first Screen Nation Digital-IS Awards took place at Google headquarters in London. The ceremony showcased and honoured the best online content produced by black British and international digital media creatives across short film, web series, music promos, blogs, magazines, social networks and more. Congratulations to The Lala Report who won Favourite Arts & Entertainment/Lifestyle Site/Mag and to everyone else you took home an award last night.

AFRICA: ZIMBABWE TO RENAME INSTITUTIONS BEARING COLONIAL NAMES

The New Zimbabwe reports that the Zimbabwean government plans to rename institutions bearing colonial names. Victoria Falls will be renamed alongside several other institutions, following a weekend Zanu PF resolution to use them to honour the country’s liberation heroes. Committee chairman Local Government minister Ignatius Chombo said it did not make sense for colonial names to remain in place in an independent Zimbabwe. “Institutions bearing colonial names must be changed and be given indigenous names . . . school syllabuses must also []

ARTICLE OF THE DAY: THE “STOMACH CHURNING” SEXUAL ASSAULT ACCUSATIONS AGAINST R.KELLY IN FULL

I came across a rumour several days ago that said singer R Kelly has fired his publicist over the #AskKelly debacle last week. For those of you who missed it, someone over in Kelly’s camp (this might have even been Kelly’s idea) decided that it would be a good idea to encourage Twitter users/fans to ask Kelly questions on Twitter to coincide with the release of his new album ‘Black Panties’. But surely they must have seen this coming… I want all []

UK ANTICS: MODELLING OPPORTUNITIES WITH RAPPER MIKE GLC , ‘EARN £1000 A DAY’…

Rapper Mike GLC (real name Michael Coombs) is currently searching for male and female models. For those of you who don’t know Mike also owns and runs a talent/modelling agency… LIKE TO MAKE £1000 A DAY TALENT AND MODEL AGENCY LOOKING FOR MALES AND FEMALES SEND INFO AND A MEMBER OF STAFF WILL CALL WITHIN 7 DAYS — Mike GLC (@mikeglc) December 16, 2013 @LizzyBeats1 POST EMAIL ADRESS — Mike GLC (@mikeglc) December 16, 2013 Now who will be gullible enough…… Last []