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UK NEWS: RICHARD BLACKWOOD TO STAR ALONG SIDE JAMES EARL JONES WHEN HIT THEATRE PRODUCTION ‘CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF’ COMES TO LONDON

[Thanks Nessa] Richard Blackwood, Derek Griffiths and Nina Sosanya will join the previously announced Sanaa Lathan, Adrian Lester, Phylicia Rashad and James Earl Jones in Debbie Allen’s sell-out Broadway production of Tennessee Williams’ Cat On A Hot Tin Roof.  Produced by Stephen Byrd and Alia Jones for Front Row Productions, Cat On A Hot Tin Roofwill run at the Novello Theatre from 21 November to 10 April 2010. The cast is Richard Blackwood (Brightie), Guy Burgess (Lacey), Claudia Cadette (Nanny), Peter De []

UK NEWS: ORGANISERS DEFEND MISS ENGLAND VOTE

I don’t know whether to let out one big howling laugh or to shake my head in despair….. Via Yahoo News The organisers of the Miss England contest have defended the competition after it emerged that the first black winner and the niece of Olympic gold medal-winning sprinter Linford Christie, won with only nine votes from the public. Angie Beasley, director of Miss England, said the public played only a part in the contest, choosing one of the 15 top finalists with this vote amounting []

UK NEWS: LINFORD CHRISTIE’S NIECE BECOMES FIRST BLACK MISS ENGLAND

Via The Daily Mail Linford Christie’s niece was crowned the first black Miss England in the competition’s history today. Rachel Christie, 20, who is also on course to appear at the London 2012 Olympics, chased down the competition to claim the prestigious prize at the event in central London. The Londoner who specialises in the heptathlon and was competing as Miss London City, was one of the bookies’ favourites to win the competition. Continue Reading….. Having a famous relative can really open doors. []

UK NEWS: TEENAGE BOY STABBED AT BERMONDSEY CARNIVAL / ALEXANDER O’NEAL PERFORMANCE CANCELLED

Singer Alexander O’Neal Via The London Paper A teenage boy has been stabbed at a festival in south London, leading to the cancellation of a performance by US soul singer Alexander O’Neal. Continue Reading….. First off,  Bermondsey Carnival???? When did the borough of Bermondsey start organising carnivals?  It’s the first I’ve heard of this event! And the organisers managed to book Alexander O’Neal for this event?  He apparently flew in especially for it…. Wow times must be hard. I remember when Alex was []

UK NEWS: HONEY TRAP GIRL GUILTY OF MURDER

16 year old Samantha Joseph Murderers: The defendents belonged to a gang in South London. Look at the state of them…. Via BBC News A teenage girl has been convicted of murdering a boy of 16 who was lured to his death in a “honey trap” plot. Shakilus Townsend was stabbed to death by members of a gang in Thornton Heath, south London, last July after being lured to flats by Samantha Joseph, 16. Joseph admitted persuading Shakilus to go to the []

LONDON BASED FILM MAKER LOCKED UP IN ISRAELI PRISON

Film director and founder of Rice n Peas Films Ishmahil Blagrove. London based film-maker and founder of Rice n Peas Films Ishmahil Blagrove has been locked up in an Israeli prison with more than twenty campaigners,  after their boat carrying aid to Gaza was seized on Tuesday.  The activists, who include Nobel Peace Laureate Mairead Maguire and former US senator Cynthia McKinney, were held at gunpoint and taken to Ramla High Security Prison after their mission was intercepted by the Israeli military. Continue Reading…. I am stunned! I had []

UK NEWS: TWO CHILDREN DIE IN TOWER BLOCK FIRE

Via BBC News Two children have died and 30 people were rescued after a fire swept through a tower block in south-east London. The pair, a three-week-old baby and a seven-year-old, were caught up in the blaze at 12-storey Lakanal House on the Sceaux Gardens Estate in Camberwell. The two children were among 16 people taken to hospital. At its height up to 100 firefighters fought the blaze. Continue Reading…. UPDATE: three adults and three children have now died. Rest In Peace.

UK NEWS: LONGER SENTENCES FOR CAUSTIC SODA GANG RAPISTS

Evil scum bags: Rogel McMorris, Jason Brew and Hector Muaimba Via Reuters Two young men who took part in a gang-rape of a 16-year-old girl before scarring her for life by dousing their victim with caustic soda had their sentences increased substantially on Thursday. Three Court of Appeal judges in London ruled that the terms being served by Rogel McMorris, 18, and Jason Brew, 19, in January were “unduly lenient.” In what the judges described as a “horrifying” case, the victim, who []

UK NEWS: COMIC QUITS COLUMN OVER JACKSON JOKES

Via Digital Spy Comedian Frankie Boyle has quit his job as a columnist for the Daily Record after the newspaper refused to publish an article containing Michael Jackson jokes following the star’s death. The Mock The Week comic announced the decision on his official website and provided a link to a document containing the feature in question. Boyle said: “Oh dear. Had to quit my Daily Record column over a moral disagreement. We disagreed over whether it was okay to make jokes []

UK NEWS: TV PERSONALITY JUNE SARPONG CREATES NEW SITE: POLITICS AND THE CITY

Television personality and broadcaster June Sarpong has launched a new lifestyle website called Politics and the City. The website fuses politics with gossip, entertainment with fashion and news with celebrity blogs. Politics and the City will act as an original platform for young women to discover global news and express their own opinions on current issues. Source http://www.politicsandthecity.com and http://www.junesarpong.com June sure has come a long way. Professionally and physically (e.g. hair, make up and fashion) . Congratulations June!