UK News

UK EVENT: BRRRAP PACK TOUR CANCELLED

The word on the Twitter street is that the highly anticipated Brrrap Pack Tour featuring a host of UK “Urban” acts has been cancelled.   Sources say the venues insurance costs were too high, and that ‘s the reason behind the tours sudden cancellation. Oh dear not even backing from that tabloid rag The Sun could save this baby.

UK MUSIC NEWS: JLS ADDRESS GAY RUMOURS

When questioned about those pesky gay rumours, members from boy-band JLS had this to say.. Via Gay Times Magazine Rumours that one or more members of the band are gay, Aston says, “We always get the same thing from straight guys. Just because we like to take care of ourselves and get a lot of female attention, they’re first response is ‘you’re gay’.” Marvin: “I met a girl in a club recently who was convinced that we were all gay – just []

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 []