Month: February 2014

BRITISH ACTOR AML AMEEN LANDS ROLE IN NEW FILM STARRING VIOLA DAVIS AND JENNIFER LOPEZ

Actor Aml Ameen has landed a role in revenge drama Lila and Eve, starring opposite Oscar nominee Viola Davis and Jennifer Lopez. Deadline reports: Lila and Eve follows grief-stricken mother (Davis) , who in the aftermath of the murder of her son in a drive-by shooting attends a support group where she meets Eve (Lopez), who has lost her daughter.  The two women soon embark on a killing spree  of their own as they work their way up the chain of drug []

UK TV: ANDI PETERS TO HOST ITV GAME SHOW

Television presenter, producer, journalist, voice-over artist and voice actor Andi Peters will return to our television screens this year. Peters  has signed up to host new ITV daytime quiz show Ejector Seat. Via Digital Spy The game sees six players sitting on “imposing” seats, each at the top of a track that leads towards “the edge”. If they answer questions incorrectly, their seat starts to move back towards the edge – and if they fail to stop themselves, they’re ejected from their seat []

UK TV: FORMER EASTENDERS: E20 STAR MODUPE ADEYEYE JOINS HOLLYOAKS CAST

Well.. well… well… what has brought this on Hollyoaks casting team and producers? To my knowledge the last time Hollyoaks cast a black actress was back in 1995 when the drama first aired. Anyway…. Former Eastenders: E20 star Modupe Adeyeye will play Blessing Chambers,  a glass collector in the strip club she lives above and we will quickly learn that Blessing has not had the easiest ride up to now. I look forward to seeing what story lines the script writers have in []

UK TV: MONEY SUPER MARKET COMMERCIAL FEATURING SNOOP DOGG

Our main man Phil feels truly epic after saving £304* on his car insurance at MoneySuperMarket. Armed with swaggery confidence, Phil cruises down the streets of LA, basking in the glory of his money savviness. Everyone in the neighbourhood admires him as he passes by. Phil amazes onlookers with his slicker-than-average moves, driving donuts and bouncing to the hydraulics of his sick ride. He’s the life and soul of his very own money-saving party! Rapping legend, Snoop Dogg, and his hip-hop honeys []

UK DEBATE (WATCH): BEING A MAN 2014 – ‘GANGING UP’ (FEATURING AKALA)

David Cohen, Campaigns Editor at the London Evening Standard leads a discussion with Camila Batmanghelidjh, founder of Kids Company, former gang members Feras Al-Bakri and Karl Lokko and hip-hop artist Akala to investigate the impact of gang culture on young people, rites of passage and the sense of ‘family’ that attracts young men to gang membership. The session is introduced by Southbank Centre’s Artistic Director Jude Kelly. [Thanks Lorraine] This was brilliant. Well done to everyone on the panel.

‘JUICE’ – STARRING TUPAC SHAKUR AND OMAR EPPS (FULL LENGTH FILM 1992)

Bishop (Shakur), Q (Epps), Raheem (Kain) and Steel (Hopkins), who refer to themselves as “The Wrecking Crew,” are four friends growing up in Harlem. They regularly skip school, instead spending their days hanging out at Steel’s apartment, a neighborhood arcade and also a record store where they steal LPs for Q’s local DJ interests. Generally, they are harassed daily by the police or a Puerto Rican gang led by a gangster named Radames. After witnessing a robbery at the local bar, an aggravated Bishop becomes enthralled []