UK News

UK NEWS: HEAD OF MTV BASE JASMINE DOTIWALA OFF TO PASTURES NEW

Head of MTV Base (now former) Jasmine Dotiwala has officially announced today that she has left MTV International and is heading over to terrestrial TV. Her first project will be a T4 music special which will air on Channel 4 (November 14th). Click here to read more about Jasmine’s time working for MTV International and her future endeavours. Good luck Jasmine! ……………………………………………………………………. During Jasmine’s tenure over at MTV Base there was a noticeable change . The channel no longer just focused on featuring music/videos from US acts, homegrown acts were now receiving an equal amount of []

UK NEWS: MARLON KING – ANOTHER VICTIM SPEAKS!

Via The Sunday Mirror A student has re-lived the shocking night football beast Marlon King groped her, hit her round the head… and SPAT on her when she complained. The disgraced Wigan Athletic striker attacked Claudia Cañadas, 22, outside a nightclub after she spurned his sickening advances. Leering King felt her bottom then struck her and spat in her face when she told him to leave her alone. He was fined just £300 and ordered to pay her £500 compensation after admitting the assault. []

SINGER LEONA LEWIS TALKS OF EXPERIENCING RACISM IN LONDON STORE

Singer Leona Lewis talks about experiencing racism in a trendy London store. An experience that left her devastated and angry. Via The Daily Mail   ‘I went into a shop while my dad waited outside because he was on the phone,’ she says. ‘I picked out a few photo frames, put them on the side to buy them and asked the lady who worked there about some other stuff in the shop. ‘She was incredibly stand-offish with me and I couldn’t understand why. I went up to the []

UK NEWS: MARLON KING’S WIFE VOWS TO STAND BY HER HUSBAND

Via The Mirror The defiant wife of shamed footballer Marlon King vowed to support her husband last night. Julie, a former Miss Zambia, accompanied him to court on every day of his trial this week. And despite his conviction and 18-month jail term, Julie, 26, said she will still be waiting for Marlon when he leaves prison. She said of the dad-of-three: “I’m standing by him because I love him and I know he is innocent.” Continue Reading…. WOW! A black footballer who []

UK NEWS: FOOTBALLER MARLON KING JAILED FOR 18 MONTHS

Via Sky Sports News Wigan striker Wigan striker Marlon King has been jailed for 18 months after being found guilty of a nightclub attack on a young woman. King, who was celebrating both his wife’s pregnancy and scoring a winning goal hours earlier, was repeatedly “cold-shouldered” by women revellers in London’s packed Soho Revue Bar last December. When a slightly-built university student became the latest to recoil from his touch, he lost his temper and in an outburst of “completely gratuitous violence” []

UK NEWS: CINEMAS PULL INNER CITY GANG FILM

No surprises here! Via BBC News Two cinema chains say, on police advice, they will not show a film about gang culture made in Birmingham. 1DAY follows the violent life of two inner city gangs and was filmed in the Handsworth area, starring local people. Odeon and Cineworld said they would not show the movie, due for national release on 6 November, in Birmingham. West Midlands Police said the force had not asked for the film to be pulled but it was []

UK NEWS: NIGERIAN SUICIDE CHILD RELEASED

  Via The Evening Standard A 10 year old Nigerian girl who attempted suicide after being detained in a Gatwick immigration centre for a second time has been released with her mother on the orders of Home Secretary Alan Johnson. Adeoti Ogunsola and her mother will appeal to stay in Britain.  Click here to read more about this story. This is just terrible.  Sadly though the chances of them being able to stay here on a permanent basis are still pretty slim.

UK NEWS: REGGAE SINGER MAXI PRIEST ARRESTED

British reggae artist Maxi Priest has been completely off the radar for sometime now. So let me be the first to congratulate him on his return back into the media’s spotlight. Via Entertainment Daily British reggae star MAXI PRIEST has been arrested for allegedly assaulting his ex-girlfriend. The musician, who enjoyed hits with a cover of Cat Stevens’ Wild World and a duet with Shaggy, reportedly attacked a former lover after she caught him in a car with another woman. Priest was taken into custody by cops in []

UK MUSIC NEWS: RAPPER SWAY DASAFO ‘I WANT TO RETURN TO THE OLD ME’

UK Rapper Sway Dasafo went from being a successful independent artist to moving up in the world and signing to Akon’s label Konvict Music. But since signing to Konvict, Sway’s music/image seems to have gone down a different route. Pre-Konvict Post-Konvict I guess Akon’s attempts to turn him in to the UK’s “Mr Lover Man” bothered Sway judging from this message he posted on his Twitter page today..  after careful consideration and observation of the current UK music industry, I’ve decided, to return to the old me. Watch. Hmmmmm…interesting…..  i’ll be watching Sway! Silver & Gold sounds like the type of []

UK NEWS: FORMER FOOTBALL STAR JOHN BARNES DECLARED BANKRUPT

Via The Guardian John Barnes, the former Liverpool and England winger, has been declared bankrupt by a Liverpool insolvency court only days after he was fired as manager of Tranmere Rovers. Barnes, 45, gave his occupation as a ‘provider of media services, lately a footballer’. He was declared insolvent and will be discharged on 14 October, 2010. The hearing took place five days after Barnes’ dismissal from Prenton Park, where his side lost eight of the 11 games under his control. Barnes []