UK News

UK NEWS: SINGER LEONA LEWIS TO DESIGN VEGAN CLOTHING LINE

According to Sister2Sister.com, singer Leona Lewis is in talks with designer Stella McCartney to design a vegan clothing line. Click here to read more. A vegan clothing line with the privileged Stella ‘It’s not what you know but who your related to’ McCartney….  well this should be interesting…..

UK NEWS: ROCK BAND ARRESTED AT GUN POINT AFTER COUNCIL CCTV OFFICIAL MISTAKES MUSIC EQUIPMENT FOR HAND GUN

Brixton based rock band The Thirst has received an apology from the police force after a CCTV operator falsely informed them that the men had a handgun in their car.   Via The Mail Online A police force has apologised after 30 armed officers in a fleet of vehicles and a helicopter swooped on innocent band members as they prepared for a gig. Staffordshire Police held four members of The Thirst at gunpoint, along with their manager and a friend – after a council CCTV []

SUSAN BOYLE MAKES UK CHART HISTORY

Singer Susan Boyle has made UK Chart history and gone straight in at No.1. The Britain’s Got Talent runner-up has sold 410,000 copies (first week) of her debut album I Dreamed A Dream. Simon Cowell who is extremely happy and rubbing his hands together like Fagan from Oliver Twist said, he was proud of Boyle and added that the success could not have happened to a nicer person.

UK NEWS: THE DUCHESS OF CORNWALL ATTACKS ‘TERRIFYING’ MUSIC VIDEOS

Via The Daily Mail The Duchess of Cornwall yesterday spoke for the first time about the way youngsters are sexualized by explicit rap videos. Camilla was taking part in a discussion with victims of sexual violence during a visit to a rape crisis centre when the topic turned to how music videos affect teenagers today. She told an audience of women that children thought they could get away with things because teachers failed to punish them. Referring to the images children are []

VIDEO: SPEECH DEBELLE’S RENDITION OF TAKE THAT’S ‘PRAY’ / MELTDOWN

I previously reported that rapper Speech Debelle suffered humiliation after attempting to rap through Take That’s 1993 track Pray. Now check out the video footage… [Thanks Alison] CLICK HERE TO WATCH. That was embarrassing to watch! Terrible…. just terrible……….. Especially after the performance. ‘I don’t do that Take S**t’. I have a sneaking suspicion that Speech and her hype woman were both drunk. So unprofessional. She has a lot to learn. I’ve been informed that Speech is desperate to tell her side of the story []

UK NEWS: SPEECH DEBELLE BOOED BY TAKE THAT FANS

Via BBC News Mercury winner Speech Debelle was booed by Take That fans as she tried to rap one of their songs at a London event in honour of the group. The rapper was one of a host of stars performing at the launch of the SingStar Take That video game. Debelle chose to rap her way through the 1993 hit single Pray, leading to boos from some of the 500-strong crowd. She was also criticised by host James Corden, who said []

UK NEWS: MERCURY WINNER SPEECH DEBELLE LEAVES LABEL BECAUSE OF POOR ALBUM SALES

Via BBC News Speech Debelle is quitting her record label, saying the company were to blame for disappointing sales of her Mercury-winning debut album. Debelle told 6 Music that sales of Speech Therapy suffered because of poor distribution by Big Dada records. Prior to her win, the album had sold around 3,000 copies with sales increasing to just below 10,000. “The Mercury Prize was on Tuesday, and on Friday there were no more physical albums in the shops,” she said. “So, on []

UK NEWS: JAY-Z SET TO PERFORM AT THE BRIT AWARDS 2010

The Social Writers Blog reports that Jay-Z has been signed up to perform at the BRIT Awards 2010, where he will perform a medley of his biggest hits and a duet with a surprise artist. The BRIT Awards 2010 will take place in February and it’s already been announced that the mighty J-Hova will perform. *rolls eyes* Jay-Z’s popularity in the UK is at an all time high. He will probably be invited to perform all of his greatest hits in front of the Queen and her hubby []

UK NEWS: ITV 1 CONFIRM PLANS TO AIR CHERYL COLE SHOW

This is getting beyond a joke now! The Cheryl Cole love-fest needs to end!  ITV has confirmed plans to air a Cheryl Cole special. The X-Factor judge, singer, ‘national treasure’, ‘nations sweetheart’ and alleged racist /convicted batterer of toilet attendants show, will be titled Cheryl Cole’s Night In. Via Digital Spy The programme will see the X Factor judge perform songs from her recent solo release ‘3 Words’, as well as feature appearances from acts including Rihanna, Will Young, Alexandra Burke and will.i.am. “2009 has been an incredible []

WHY ACTRESS NIA LONG WALKED OUT OF THE MISS BLACK BRITAIN EVENT

The 2009 Miss Black Britain beauty pageant which took place last Saturday, will probably now enter the Guinness Book Of Records for being the most slated event ever!!!! If you don’t know why then click here and here, then sit back with a mug of strong coffee and read all about it.   Nia Long’s international publicist Jessica Huie recently spoke to Overground Online and explained why the American actress walked out of the event.  She tells the website, ‘Nia was disappointed that the lack of organisation lead to her early departure. She []