UK TV

SHOLA AMA’S MANAGEMENT DEFENDS HER DECISION TO NARRATE ‘MY CRAZY NEW JAMAICAN LIFE’

Last week in honour of ‘Black History Month’ Channel 4 aired the documentary My Crazy New Jamaican Life, which was originally going to be called Yardie Wives. For those who missed it ‘My Crazy New Jamaican Life’ focused on two English women, Debbie and Holly who are both in love with Jamaican culture. Since the documentary aired on Thursday night it has suffered a major backlash  and it’s narrator singer Shola Ama has also received criticism for agreeing to narrate the documentary . (Click []

UK TV: DOCUMENTARY ‘MY CRAZY NEW JAMAICAN LIFE’ SUFFERS BACKLASH

Last night in honour of ‘Black History Month’ Channel 4 and independent production company Acme brought us the documentary‘My Crazy New Jamaican Life’. Debbie, who’s 25, and Holly, who’s 19, are each immersed in or passionate about Jamaican culture, from X-rated bashment styles to food, patois or having a family with a Jamaican-born man. Debbie has three children with Jamaican-born Variel. But when she discovers that Variel is about to have a child with another woman, she questions the conventions of the family []

UK MUSIC: PhoneShop – NEW MAN TING PRODUCTIONS

Check out the hilarious “hood” video from the hit E4 comedy PhoneShop. Parts of the video are featured in the last episode of series 3, which aired on Thursday night. CLICK HERE to watch the full episode on 4oD – A chance encounter with a bully from his Sunday school days puts Jerwayne into a tailspin of doubt and self-denial that forces the whole PhoneShop team into a world of flash cars, posh boys and very dodgy videos.

BLACK MEN IN CRISIS: ‘BIG BROTHER’ CONTESTANT REMOVED AFTER “THREATENING” AND “AGGRESSIVE” BEHAVIOUR

OH DEAR…. Another one learns the hard way. What a mess. Via Digital Spy Big Brother contestant Daley Ojuederie has been removed by producers following “threatening and aggressive behaviour” towards Hazel O’Sullivan. The 28-year-old slapped on-show love interest Hazel on the backside, clasped her around her neck and pinned her to the bed by both arms as they stayed together in the Safe House. A spokesperson confirmed to Digital Spy: “Due to threatening and aggressive behaviour towards Hazel O’Sullivan we have taken the decision to []

UK TV NEWS: EASTENDERS AXES CHUCKY VENN’S CHARACTER RAY DIXON

Digital Spy reports that actor Chucky Venn is going to leave hit BBC One soap Eastenders.  Venn’s character Ray Dixon will exit the show in  June. Venn joined the show back in early 2012. In a statement released to Digital Spy Venn commented: “Working on EastEnders has been one of my career  highlights and an invaluable experience. “I couldn’t have asked for a  better team to work with and have found a life-long friend in my on-screen  partner Tameka. I want to thank everyone who supported me on the  show.” Ray’s exit []

UK TV: EASTENDERS CASTS NEW BLACK CHARACTER, ACTOR CORNELL S JOHN JOINS THE FOLD

BBC soap Eastenders has added actor Cornell S John to it’s fold.  John who starred in hit British films Kidulthood and Adulthood has been cast to play the father of youngster Dexter Hartman. Via Digital Spy Ava and Dexter will be shocked when Sam returns following the death of his  father, and is determined to get to know his son. Dexter has never met his  father, who left a pregnant Ava when he went to get milk and never  returned. John said: “It’s a great honor []

UK TV: BRITISH SOUL SINGER NATE JAMES, FORMER CLEOPATRA STAR, DANNY FROM HEAR’SAY ALL AUDITION FOR ‘THE VOICE’

The Daily Mirror reports that Danny from Hear’Say (remember that short lived group), former Cleopatra lead singer Cleo Higgins and soul singer Nate James will all appear on the second series of the BBC show ‘The Voice’. CLICK HERE to read more… I wish them all the best of luck. I am however surprised to read that Nate James is auditioning.  He enjoyed success in the mid-late noughties and sold a lot of records in Europe and Japan. Nate has also been nominated for two MOBO (Music of Black Origin) Awards for Best []