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UK NEWS: JADE GOODY ENTERS INDIAN BIG BROTHER HOUSE / DIAGNOSED WITH CERVICAL CANCER

Jade Goody Reality TV star Jade Goody has spent her first night on the Indian version of Celebrity Big Brother.  (WHY????? I can’t believe they invited her on the show SMH….) It comes 18 months after the 27-year-old was accused of racism towards Bollywood actress Shilpa Shetty in the UK show. Goody told Indian audiences before she went in to the house the incident with Shetty was “in the past” and that she was “not proud of it”. Shetty takes Davina McCall’s []

MASTER P TAKES ON BET WITH NEW CABLE NETWORK, ‘BETTER BLACK TELEVISION’

Hip-hop entrepreneur Percy Miller, a.k.a. Master P, is launching a family-friendly cable network, Better Black Television. The network will provide “positive content for a black and brown culture,” according to a company statement. BBTV, set to launch in 2009, will be a general entertainment channel running a wide range of scripted, unscripted and news programming, including drama and comedy series, movies, animation, reality, politics, sports and entertainment news, children’s educational and teen programming, as well as “responsible hip-hop music and videos.” Source  []

VH1 ANNOUNCE 2008 HIP HOP HONOREES

Honorees for this year’s annual Hip Hop Honors show will be Cypress Hill, De La Soul, Slick Rick, Naughty By Nature and Too $hort. The show will premiere on October 7th at 10pm stateside. It will probably air here in the UK the following month on MTV Base. Read full press release below…. NEW YORK, August 13, 2008 – VH1 has announced the five honorees for their fifth annual “VH1 Hip Hop Honors,” Cypress Hill, De La Soul, Slick Rick, Naughty By []

MICHELLE WILLIAMS ON THE WENDY WILLIAMS SHOW

This is the first time that I’ve actually sat and listened to Michelle’s track ‘We Break The Dawn’. I like it! But Michelle’s live vocals sound a little off in parts……… And look at Wendy’s hair (smh) What was she thinking? Wendy is one strange old bird…… Any way your thoughts please….. Michelle performs ‘We Break The Dawn’ Michelle sits and chats to Wendy

SEAN “DIDDY” COMBS STILL LOOKING FOR AN ASSISTANT (YAWN….)

Building on his already lucrative portfolio of reality show brands, mogul Sean “Diddy” Combs has announced the launch of his new VH1 show, I Want to Work for Diddy. The first hour long episode is set to premier August 4 at 9:00 pm and will follow 13 aspiring assistants as they struggle through a myriad of emotional, mental, and physical challenges, for the opportunity to work directly under Diddy. The applicant’s work will be narrowed down by a panel of judges: Warner []

50 CENT “REALITY” SHOW COMING TO MTV

Rapper 50 Cent is teaming with MTV to produce an untitled reality show for the network announced yesterday (May 28). According to MTV, the elimination style reality show follows 16 contestants as they attempt to master the “skills that took 50 Cent from the streets to corporate America.” The rapper will judge the contestants each week, until the finale, where a winner will receive a full scholarship to an undergraduate or graduate business program. Like T.I.‘s upcoming reality show, 50 Cent’s untitled []

UK TV: ‘LITTLE MISS JOCELYN’ – ABOUT TO ENTER COON TERRITORY?

Jocelyn Jee Esien -‘Little Miss Jocelyn’ BBC2 Thursday nights, 9.30pm Comedian/actress Jocelyn Jee Esien is the brains behind the hit comedy sketch show ‘Little Miss Jocelyn’ which first aired in 2006. During the first season the reviews were good and people raved about Jocelyn’s comedic timing and her many character creations, which included: Fiona – A woman who works in an office where the other staff members are Caucasian, and she is convinced that no one knows she is black, and goes []