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UK NEWS: XFM SIGNS MARY ANN HOBBS FOR WEEKLY SHOW

Xfm is proud to announce that renowned radio DJ and music journalist Mary Anne Hobbs will be joining its presenter line-up this summer, in a primetime Saturday evening slot.   Hot on the heels of a coast to coast US tour, Mary Anne will be making a return to the station where she launched her career in radio, hosting a weekly Saturday evening show from the 9th of July.  Mary Anne will also present a series of audio and video postcards from []

BEYONCE AND MATTHEW KNOWLES PART WAYS “ON A BUSINESS LEVEL”

Yahoo News reports that superstar Beyonce will no longer be managed by her father Matthew Knowles. The star’s publicist told The Associated Press in a statement yesterday (28 March) that she and her father have parted ways on a “business level”. Beyonce also said in a statement that she is grateful for the role her father has had in her career, and added “he is my father for life and I love my dad dearly.” ………………………………………………………………………… Oh dear I bet Matthew didn’t []

UK NEWS: MOBO AWARDS 2011 TO TAKE PLACE IN GLASGOW

MOBO awards founder Kanya King held a press conference  today and announced that the 2011 ceremony will take place in Glasgow (Scotland). She also confirmed that the event will be held in Glasgow in 2013, and on it’s the 20th anniversary in 2015. I think that this is a good move. When they held the 2009 event in Glasgow it was a huge success. The show was well organised and the audience was hyped up and lively. But last year’s event in []

JANET JACKSON ANNOUNCES HER FIRST UK TOUR DATES IN 3 YEARS

Legendary Icon, singer/actress and five time Grammy award winner Janet Jackson  announces her world tour which takes in two dates at the Royal Albert Hall on June 30th  and July 2nd – her first tour in three years. Get ready for the Janet Jackson Number Ones: Up Close & Personal Tour.     Tickets go on sale Friday 4th March @ 8.00am and in-person at the  Royal Albert Hall from 9.00am.       This tour will differ from her previous concerts as Janet will []

SINGER SEAL GOES IN TO MAJOR RANT AFTER BEING CALLED ‘UGLY’ ON TWITTER

Singer Seal lost his cool after being called “ugly” last night on Twitter. Judging from his reaction it seems that the mean spirited person who called him “ugly” hit a raw nerve. “@JaySeanFansNY: @Seal is ugly. #Sorry.” let me see, the most beautiful wife on the planet,four equally beautiful kids, an outstanding….. — Seal (@Seal) February 24, 2011 “@JaySeanFansNY: @Seal is ugly. #Sorry.”career lasting 20yrs, a Grammy this yr now totaling 5. You, on the other hand,…. — Seal (@Seal) February 24, 2011 “@JaySeanFansNY: @Seal is ugly. []

SINGER CIARA SLAMS LABEL FOR LACK OF SUPPORT

Last week there was a rumour circulating that singer Ciara had been dropped by her label, Jive Records. Ciara has now addressed the rumour via her Facebook page. To my fans: This week the net has been a buzz of the rumor that I have been dropped from my label. At this point that rumor is false.. It is true that I have asked and I pray that my label will release me. I have had some great times and success with my label, but sometimes []