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OH TV: REAL TALK – AML AMEEN AND ASHLEY WALTERS DISCUSS THE EXODUS OF BLACK BRITISH TALENT TO AMERICA

[Thanks Lorraine] I enjoyed this debate. The black British community tends to always look at what black Americans have achieved in the world of entertainment etc, but what we have to remember is that none of that happened over night and they STILL have a long way to go. Note to Trish Adudu – I know time was an issue but surely there is a way to stay within the time limit without constantly interrupting the guests.

LENNY HENRY WANTS TO STOP BLACK BRITISH TALENT FLEEING TO AMERICA

Comedian/actor Lenny Henry is very outspoken these days over the plight of Britain’s black talent. I had this to say about Lenny in a previous post: When Lenny was cock of the walk at the BBC back in the 1980s and in a position to help implement change he never really spoke out about the lack of diversity in television . But almost three decades later (and no longer cock of the walk at Auntie Beeb) Lenny is now chairing committees, speaking out []

QUOTE OF THE DAY: ASHLEY WALTERS – ‘TOP BOY’ STAR NOT PLANNING ON TRYING TO BREAK HOLLYWOOD

“I’m not a big fan of America. It might be my insecurities but I find it quite daunting. “Everyone’s gone over there and been a success – Idris Elba, David Harewood – I don’t want to be the one who goes and has to come back, I’ve got bad luck like that.” The 31-year-old actor revealed he gets recognised a lot by Top Boy fans, and viewers include everyone from the police to gang members, young and old. “That’s one of the []

WILL.IAM SET TO MANAGE CHERYL COLE’S CAREER IN AMERICA

Licky licky showbiz reporter Dan Wootton revealed on the Lorraine show this morning that Black Eyed Peas front man Will.Iam will manage X-Factor USA judge and FRAUD, Cheryl Cole’s career in America. Will.Iam should have the words ‘DAMN IDIOT’ branded across his forehead. And as for Dan Wootton – he’s so far up Cheryl’s backside you can now just see his feet sticking out of it.

QUOTE OF THE DAY: CHUCK D

Legendary Public Enemy front man Chuck D who is currently performing in South Africa took to Twitter several hours ago and got some things off his chest. The fakeness of black celebrity is this. They are a sliver away from the poverty and drama of their own family.It's not the blue blood elite — Chuck D (@MrChuckD) December 5, 2010 Trust me Jay Z Beyonce Diddy probably run from their family. Can you imagine them at a cookout?… probably got security and []