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UK NEWS: STEPHEN LAWRENCE REMEMBERED

Stephen Lawrence was stabbed to death at a bus stop in Eltham in 1993 The mother of Stephen Lawrence has said her pain remains “undiminished” as she marked 15 years since his death in a racist attack. Doreen Lawrence was joined by more than 300 people including Prime Minister Gordon Brown at a memorial service in central London. Stephen, 18, was murdered by white youths in Eltham, south-east London in 1993 but no-one was convicted. Justice Secretary Jack Straw said his death []

UK NEWS: DOCTOR REFUSES TO EXAMINE RAPE VICTIM

A vulnerable recluse was made to wait more than a week for medical treatment after being raped because his GP said he was ‘too grubby’ to be examined, a court has heard. The 50-year-old was distraught and bleeding heavily when he was persuaded to seek medical help two days after the attack. ‘He was treated abominably by the NHS and his GP, who said he was too grubby for him to examine properly,’ Michael Brabin, prosecuting, told Exeter Crown Court. Levi Lavers, []

UK CHALLENGES SNOOP’S VISA RULING

Britain is appealing a court’s decision to allow Snoop Dogg into the country, the Border Agency said Friday. He was barred from Britain after he was arrested on charges of violent disorder at London’s Heathrow Airport in 2006. But the hip-hop heavyweight successfully appealed the ban and received entry clearance from an asylum and immigration tribunal in January. READ No surprises here. I knew they would appeal the decision. To those who thought that just because a judge later ruled that Snoop (real name Cordozar Calvin []

HALLMARK AND UNIVERSAL MUSIC TEAM UP

Billboard.com reports that in a recent deal signed between Universal Music and Hallmark Cards, Hallmark will be distributing a series of premium e-cards that automatically play songs such as Salt N Pepa’s “Push It” when opened.  The cards will be available to purchase at Hallmark.com this month. 

NEW MUSIC – MARIAH CAREY FT YOUNG JEEZY ‘SIDE EFFECTS’

The single ‘Side Effects’ is taken from Mariah’s new album ‘E=MC2’, and I actually like it. It’s catchy and even though I’m not the biggest Jeezy fan, I love his southern twang and raspy voice.  Admittedly though Mariah’s music sounds like run of the mill bubble gum R&B these days, which explains her lacklustre vocals for the past 10 years. She’s basically adapted her voice so that it fits comfortably on top of bubble gum production, because that’s what sells. But anyway, ‘Side Effects’ is a hundred times better then the []

BEYONCE AND JAY-Z – MARRIED!

Photograph: Getty Photograph: Getty Flowers arrive at Jay’s NYC apartment After days and days of speculation it seems that Beyonce and Jay-Z have officially tied the knot. I don’t usually buy in to their hype, and avoided posting news on their latest suspect shenanigans, but People.com have now confirmed that the two married yesterday (April 4th) in New York. “After years of speculation, singer Beyoncé Knowles wed her longtime boyfriend, rapper Jay-Z, on Friday, a friend of the couple tells PEOPLE. Though there is no []

BOBBY BROWN TALKS OF SECRET LOVE AFFAIR WITH JANET JACKSON

  “I can recall that I started drinking heavily when Janet Jackson and I broke up. Before I met Janet I would never drink hard liquor, I only drank beer. But after our break up, I started drinking hard liquor abundantly. I took the way our relationship ended very hard. Not to say we were head over heels in love, but she was someone I had a lot of feelings for. Besides, we were young and naive. I was only about 19 []