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UK NEWS: PREMIERSHIP FOOTBALL STARS RIO FERDINAND AND ASHLEY COLE SET TO PRODUCE FILM STARRING CURTIS ’50 CENT’ JACKSON

Rio Ferdinand (Top) and Ashley Cole   [Thanks Nessa] Rio Ferdinand and Ashley Cole are producing a London-set gangster movie starring 50 Cent. The Premiership footballers (and now budding movie moguls) will be executive producers on London gangland movie Dead Man Running. 50 Cent will play a vicious loan shark in the film, which also stars Layer Cake’s Tamer Hassan, Brenda Blethyn and Danny Dyer. The movie will focus on an the age old story of an ex-convict trying to go straight. []

UK NEWS: MURDERED ANNAKA PINTO ‘WAS VICTIM OF DANCE TROUPE FUED’

Victim: Annaka Pinto A teenage girl was shot in the head after a falling-out between members of a female dance group known as the X Squad, the Old Bailey was told yesterday. Annaka Pinto, 17, who had just completed her GCSE exams, was shot on the dancefloor of a nightclub in North London. She died hours later in hospital. The man accused of killing her, Triston Walker, 22, was allegedly seen posturing with a gun in his waistband minutes before the shooting. []

UK NEWS: METROPOLITIAN POLICE BLASTED FOR ALLOWING REGGAE STAR BOUNTY KILLER TO PERFORM IN LONDON

GAY rights activists have accused the Metropolitian police of supporting homophobia by allowing Jamaican reggae star Bounty Killer to perform in London. Bounty Killer, real name Rodney Pryce, has been allowed by the Met Police to play at the Stratford Rex on Saturday, even though some of his songs call for gay people to be murdered. Gay rights campaigner Peter Tatchell said the police were guilty of “double standards” by allowing the gig to go ahead. He said: “The Metropolitan Police are hypocrites. They allow homophobic []

UK NEWS: MAN STABBED AT 2008 URBAN MUSIC AWARDS

The O2 Arena (Greenwich, London) [shaking my head in disgust] Via BBC News One man was stabbed and two others have been injured during a music awards ceremony in south-east London. The Urban Music Awards at the O2 arena in Greenwich had to be abandoned after an hour and a half when violence broke out. The stabbed man in his late 20s is in a critical condition in hospital. Two other people have been treated in hospital for minor injuries. Officers initially []

UK NEWS: BABY AND TODDLER KILLED AT HOUSE

Delayno and Romario Mullings-Sewell Via BBC News A three-month-old baby and his brother, aged two, have been found stabbed to death at a property in Manchester. Delayno and Romario Mullings-Sewell were discovered in Cheetham Hill on Wednesday evening after concerns were raised with police. Their 21-year-old mother was held on suspicion of murder and has now been sectioned under the Mental Health Act. Continue Reading…. This is just tragic. Rest In Peace little ones.

UK NEWS: BBC RADIO HOST REPLACED IN ‘RACISM’ ROW

BBC Radio Bristol presenter Sam Mason Via BBC News and The Telegraph A BBC radio presenter has been replaced over allegedly racist comments made during an off-air phone conversation. Sam Mason, who took over the BBC Radio Bristol weekday afternoon programme six weeks ago, was suspended on Friday. She was informed by station bosses on Saturday that she would no longer be working for the BBC. According to The Sun newspaper, Miss Mason allegedly told a Bristol taxi firm “not to send an Asian driver []

UK NEWS: BBC UNDER FIRE FROM THE BLACK COMMUNITY AFTER DIZZEE RASCAL APPEARANCE ON NEWSNIGHT

  Via the Guardian Newspaper Pitting hip-hop star Dizzee Rascal against Jeremy Paxman in a Newsnight special was probably designed to up the “yoof” factor in the heavyweight debate about the consequences of Barack Obama’s election victory. But rather than receiving plaudits for making the programme less stuffy, the BBC has been criticised for its unorthodox choice of guest, with Paxman accused of conducting a “patronising” and “crass” interview with the London-born rapper.Critics say the 58-year-old journalist asked questions that he would []

UK NEWS: FORMER BIG BROTHER CONTESTANT DARNELL SWALLOW SET TO COLLABORATE WITH UK RAPPER GIGGS

After appearing in this summer’s snoozefest Big Brother 9, contestant and singer/songwriter Darnell Swallow is now working on some sort of collaboration with BET Best UK Hip Hop winner Giggs. Via Rwdmag “He’s recently linked up with BET Award winner Giggs and had this to say on his MySpace. “What up with it?! Been working on a collabo with Giggs, getting to know why he’s a BET Award winner and the best upcoming rapper in the UK… check it out… Congrats on the BET Giggs. []

UK NEWS: HARRODS BOSS MOHAMMED AL FAYED QUESTIONED OVER ALLEGATIONS OF SEXUAL ASSAULT

From the moment Al Fayed decided to embark on a quest to prove that the establishment ( a world that at one point he badly wanted to be a part of) had murdered his son Dodi and Princess Diana, I knew that it was only going to be a matter of time before he would be made to pay…. Via BBC News Harrods department store owner Mohamed Al Fayed has been questioned by police over allegations of a sexual assault on a girl under 16. Police are []

UK NEWS: CANNIBAL CHEF GIVEN LIFE SENTENCE

Murderer Anthony Morley won the first Mr Gay UK contest in 1993 Victim/lover Damian Oldfield A chef who stabbed his lover to death before cutting flesh off his thigh and cooking and eating it has been jailed. Anthony Morley, 36, the first winner of Mr Gay UK, was told he would serve a minimum of 30 years in prison for the murder of 33-year-old Damian Oldfield. Morley was convicted of murdering Mr Oldfield at his home in Bexley Avenue, Leeds, by a []