UK News

SINGER KELLY ROWLAND FURIOUS OVER MOBO SOUND PROBLEMS

Oh dear….. Via Digital Spy Kelly Rowland has called for an apology from MOBO organisers, claiming that her performance at the awards ceremony was affected by poor sound quality. The former Destiny’s Child star, who sang her David Guetta collaboration ‘When Love Takes Over’ at the event in Glasgow, admitted that she “struggled” because of the technical problems. Rowland momentarily stopped singing at the start of the track and appeared confused as she continued. Writing on Twitter after the show, she said: []

UK TV: ALESHA DIXON TO FRONT DOCUMENTARY ‘WHO’S THE DADDY?’

Via The Guardian New Strictly Come Dancing judge Alesha Dixon is to front a “personal” documentary examining the emotional and practical implications of children who don’t know their fathers. Dixon, who has recently hit the headlines after being criticised for her performances on Strictly as the replacement for Arlene Phillips, will turn documentary maker for the BBC3 film, which will be made by production company Flame TV. The programme, to be called Who’s the Daddy?, will feature Dixon – whose parents split []

UK NEWS: MET POLICE WARN GIRLS ON HIDING GUNS

Via BBC News Young women are being warned not to hide guns for their boyfriends, brothers or male friends in a new campaign by the Metropolitan police. It is aimed at the growing number of teenage girls in London who, the Met says, are being persuaded to store weapons for male gang members. Police are primarily targeting black girls aged between 15 and 19. People caught hiding a gun for someone else can expect to receive a five-year prison sentence. The series []

POWERLIST 2010: BRITAIN’S 100 MOST INFLUENTIAL BLACK PEOPLE

The names of the UK’s 100 most powerful people of African and Caribbean heritage are unveiled today in the second annual edition of The Powerlist: Britain’s 100 Most Influential Black People.  The list – compiled by a high-powered panel chaired by the British High Commissioner to Australia, Baroness Amos – smashes stereotypes by featuring business leaders, entrepreneurs and people from the arts, media, science and engineering, most of whom the average person in Britain will probably never have heard of, yet all []

UK NEWS: WAGS (WIVES & GIRLFRIENDS) FIGHTING AGAINST WORLD CUP 2010 BAN

  Victoria Beckham Via The Daily Mirror England’s Wags yesterday demanded the immediate lifting of their ban from next year’s World Cup – claiming they are vital to success on the pitch. Coach Fabio Capello has said Cheryl Cole, Victoria Beckham, Alex Curran and the other wives and girlfriends can only see their men one day a week in South Africa. But the Wags claim the team is likely to struggle without them and say many of the players feel the same. TV []

UK NEWS: BARONESS SCOTLAND’S FORMER HOUSEKEEPER SEEKS MEDIA ADVICE

Baroness Scotland I’m sorry but this is absolutely ridiculous! Via The Metro The Government was bracing itself for revelations from Baroness Scotland’s (The Attorney General) former housekeeper after she turned to publicity guru Max Clifford for advice. Tongan Loloahi Tapui, 27, was arrested by UK Border Agency officers in Chiswick, south west London. A Metropolitan Police spokesman said she was questioned over alleged immigration offences and released on bail until October. Officials also arrested Serbian-born solicitor Alexander Zivancevic, a man she claims []

UK MUSIC NEWS: KEISHA BUCHANAN LEAVES THE SUGABABES

Keisha Buchanan, Heidi Range and Amelle Berrabah Keisha Buchanan, the last remaining original member from the hit girl group The Sugababes, has announced today that she has left the group. Official Statement: The current line-up of the Sugababes has disbanded. Heidi Range and Amelle Berrabah will continue as the Sugababes and will be joined by new member Jade Ewen. They release their album ‘Sweet 7’ on November 23rd through Island Records. Keisha Buchanan will continue to record for Island Records as a solo artist.  Keisha also []

UK NEWS: ACTOR NOEL CLARK TO CO-DIRECT THRILLER ‘4,3,2,1’

So this is what old Noel was talking about via Twitter some weeks back, but refused to give much away. He left Twitterville in an absolute tizz. People all over the UK desperately wanted to know what Noel Clark was working on next. And now at long last the cat has been let out of the bag!!!!  Via The Hollywood Reporter Universal Pictures International Entertainment (UPIE) and The Works U.K. Distribution are among the backers for multi-hyphenate Noel Clarke’s heist thriller “4.3.2.1.” which started shooting this week. Scheduled []

UK NEWS: BOY 12 HAS SEX SWAP DURING SCHOOL HOLIDAYS

Via The Daily Mail A 12-year-old boy is preparing to have a sex change operation after returning to school following the summer break as a girl, it was revealed today. The boy, who has now had his name changed to a girl’s by deed poll, arrived at school in a dress and pigtails.  Teachers had to call an emergency assembly to explain the transformation to confused pupils and tell them they must now treat the child as a girl. ‘We are committed []