Month: March 2014

DOCUMENTARY: GAY MEN LIVING IN JAMAICA

Maurice Tucker visits gay men and prostitutes living in Kingston Jamaica to find out more about their lives. I get the impression old Maurice here isn’t entirely comfortable with the subject matter judging by the choice of song chosen to open the documentary and this short synopses: This is a documentary on gay men living in Jamaica as male prostitutes. It is a taboo to be gay and living in Jamaica thus these men face daily reprisals allegedly from the police and []

COMPETITION: WIN TWO SIGNED DVD COPIES OF THE UK FILM ‘IT’S ALOT’

Mad News is giving away 2 signed DVD copies of the hit UK comedy film ‘It’s Alot’ starring Femi Oyeniran, Eddie Kadi and Jack  Doolan. To win just answer the following question: Which Noel Clarke film was Femi Oyeniran’s acting debut? A) Kidulthood B) 4321 C) The Knot Please email your answer to madnews2@gmail.com  This competition will close on Monday 24th March. Good luck!

BLACK BRITISH TALENT FLEEING TO HOLLYWOOD CONCERN’S BRITISH GOVERNMENT

Via The Japan Times Black British actors have been taking Hollywood by storm, with Chiwetel Ejiofor’s Oscar nomination for “12 Years a Slave” just the latest example, but at home they still face a lack of roles that has driven some from the country. The British government is now making efforts to change a situation that has seen the loss of major talents such as David Harewood, famed for his role in the CIA drama “Homeland,” David Oyelowo, who starred in the []

UK NEWS: MULTI-MILLIONAIRE INVESTS IN ‘BENEFITS STREET’ STAR’S 50P SHOP

Stephen Smith aka Smoggy who appeared in the controversial Channel 4 documentary ‘Benefits Street’,  has received £10,000 investment from self made multi-millionaire Charlie Mullins to open a 50p shop in Birmingham. Smoggy caught viewers attention in the hit documentary about life on James Turner Street as he went door-to-door selling household goods for 50p. He then later met Charlie after both appeared on Channel 4’s Benefits Britain: The Live Debate. Charlie who founded Pimlico Plumbers in South London back in 1979 said: “It was really great to meet []

UK COMEDY EVENT: THE FUNNY THING IS …. TRAVIS JAY

Don’t miss the chance to witness rising comedian Travis Jay in his brand new One Man show.  The past five years has seen Travis take the comedy circuit by storm, establishing himself on both the black comedy circuit scene and mainstream comedy scene, and playing audiences internationally, recently back from Paris and Amsterdam, building a great reputation.  No stranger to the comedy business, Travis is the son of the award winning comedienne, playwright and director Angie Le Mar. The Funny Thing is…Travis Jay, takes us through the trials and tribulations of fatherhood, []

UK EVENT: BLOGGERS D’LIGHT LIVE (MARCH EDITION)

  London’s premier debate/entertainment show, Bloggers D’light, returns for yet another rip roaring, laugh out loud and topical show. Taking place at a new venue, with a great line up of bloggers, comedians, DJs, journalists, plus many more media savvy opinionated, witty, notable personalities from the world of entertainment and media. There maybe tears, tantrums, random movements brought on by the panel members, but its all done in the pursuit of sharing our very varied opinions in an entertaining and open way. []

VIDEO: VYBZ KARTEL GUILTY VERDICT – SUPPORTERS REACTION (THE JAMAICA GLEANER)

Yesterday Dancehall star Vybz Cartel (real name Adidja Palmer) was found guilty of murder. Check out The Jamaica Gleaner’s news report. “Free Kartel”  “Free worl boss” I am sorry but the people screaming the above and knocking down barricades in anger have got their priorities all wrong. Jamaicans are facing a multitude of serious issues on a daily basis. Right now the Jamaican economy is struggling, there is extreme unemployment, rising costs, poverty (the list is endless) and politicians choose to sit back and []

REGGAE DANCEHALL STAR VYBZ KARTEL FOUND GUILTY OF MURDER

Dancehall star Vybz Kartel (real name Adidja Palmer) has been found guilty of murder. Via The Jamaica Gleaner Palmer and three of his four co-accused have been found guilty of the murder of Clive ‘Lizard’ Williams marking the end to a keenly watched trial that has lasted for 65 days.  The eleven-member jury began deliberating at 3:45 p.m.  Initially, the eleven-member jury deliberated for 1 hour and 53 minutes before returning a 10-1 verdict.  They were sent back to reconsider because the verdict []

UK EVENT: ‘WHAT MEN WANT FROM WOMEN IN RELATIONSHIPS SEMINAR’…..

[Thanks Melissa] *Crying with laughter* “award winning relationship expert” *blank stare* – When did Des O’Connor win an award for his relationship advice??? Are we talking about the same Des O’Connor who once advised black women to: “Sit by the toilets in a night club if you want to find a good black man” Hahahahahahahahahahahahahaha. And I see DJs  Buppy C (Talk about a blast from the past. I haven’t heard or seen his name for years)  and Mistri are both on the []