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QUOTE OF THE DAY: RICKY MARTIN

” I am proud to say that I am a fortunate homosexual man,” [Singer Ricky Martin announced via his blog yesterday (29th March 2010) that his is gay] I’m surprised he finally admitted it to the world. Congratulations Ricky!

QUOTE OF THE DAY: RODNEY JERKINS COMPARES LADY GAGA TO MICHAEL JACKSON

“We haven’t seen an artist like Gaga in a long time – we haven’t seen an artist that really has no fear. I remember Michael Jackson used to tell me he was crucified for doing ‘Thriller’, but he had to do what he felt was needed at that time. I’m just happy to be part of history. “I’ve always wanted to leave my stamp on music, and to be able to say that I worked with Michael Jackson and now I’m working []

UK MUSIC: MIKEL AMEEN – TAG TAG 2 BANG BANG

Mikel Ameen is related to actor Aml Ameen, I think he might be his younger brother. Anyway Mikel, like so many others out there these days, is an aspiring rapper and recently dropped the track Tag Tag 2 Bang  Bang. Check out the video below. I thought we had moved on from the old tired council estate back drops in videos? And who is that guy standing next to him/trailing behind him? Why is he there? What is his purpose? The video gets a thumbs down from []

AKON DENIED VISA AND ISSUES AN APOLOGY TO SRI LANKAN BUDDHISTS

After featuring bikini clad women in his latest video, which also features them dancing in front of the Buddha statue, R&B star Akon has now issued an apology to the Sri Lankan people, and has also had Visa application denied. Read the statement below. “I was not aware that the statue was even on the set of the video until now. I would never set out to offend or desecrate anyone’s religion or religious beliefs. “I myself am a spiritual man, so I can understand why they are offended, but []

MR HUDSON WANTS TO TALK TO YOU!

Thanks to Nokia E72 fans will be able to have a chat with singer/producer Mr Hudson via Twitter on Thursday April 1st from 12pm to 1pm. To ask Mr Hudson a question on Twitter please tweet the question(s) to @nokia_UK(http://twitter.com/nokia_UK)- and then you can read all his tweets in response to the questions in real time on the day You can also follow his conversation/tweets via this hash tag: #NokiaE72InAction

IT’S A WRAP SUGABABES!

It looks like The Sugababes train is about to crash and burn! That Grape Juice reports that the “new look” group’s latest album Sweet 7 isn’t performing as well as hoped in the UK Album Chart, and rumour has it the Babes have been dropped by their production label Roc Nation. The fact that the group is no longer featured on the ROC Nation website speaks volumes. ……………………………………………………………… Did they really think that the Sugababes brand would survive after the last remaining original member []

AKON SPARKS RIOTS IN SRI LANKA

Via Digital Spy Sri Lankans outraged by Akon’s ‘desecration’ of a statue of the Buddah have protested against his upcoming concert in Colombo. The R&B singer has come under fire from locals who have taken offence to his video for ‘Sexy Chick’, which features groups of near-naked women dancing at a pool party in front a Buddah statue. Sri Lanka’s Sinhalese ethnic majority are mainly Buddhists. According to Billboard, around 200 Sri Lankans protested by throwing stones at the head office of []

AKON RELEASES NEW SCENT CALLED KONVICT

Singer Akon has created his own scent called Konvict, and the bottle is “imaginatively” shaped like a handcuff. Via Luxist and Rhymes With Snitch Konvict Femme combines notes of lemon and mandarin with vanilla and almond musk. Konvict Homme has fresh notes of bergamot and lemon with an earthy base of sandalwood and cedar. Each sells for $41.95 and10% of the proceeds will go to Akon’s Konfidence Foundation which is “dedicated to increasing public awareness of the conditions in Africa.” A scent called Konvict with a bottle made in []

FOOLISHNESS OF THE DAY: RAPPER JIM JONES SET TO TEACH IN HIGH SCHOOL

Rapper Jim Jones has announced that he will teach high school students in New York City. Via Sohh.com I’ll be teaching for eight weeks, I’ll be teaching a real curriculum, right now they’re actually going back and forth with the Board of Education to see what goes on and sh*t. I fully don’t know the whole logistics of everything — it’s definitely going to be fun…I’ma have to go home the weekend before and write out my lessons — this will be the []