Australia

AUSTRALIAN WOMAN HOLDS ‘AFRICAN THEMED’ BIRTHDAY PARTY, ACCUSED OF RACISM BY INTERNATIONAL WEBSITES

An Australian woman, named Olivia hosted an ‘African themed’ birthday party and then decided to share the photographs on her Facebook page. Olivia’s Facebook page was exposed by Tumblr user BlackinAsia who wrote: Blackface, elephant and gorilla costumes, warpaint, Native American headdresses (?!) and more …. I’m at a loss for words,”  In an attempt to defend herself Olivia said: “It was my ‘African themed’ party and it was honestly made that theme because I have always wanted to go to Africa (to teach English) []

GOLLIWOG DOLL PULLED FROM AUSTRALIAN STORE SO AS NOT TO OFFEND OPRAH WINFREY DURING HER TOUR OF AUSTRALIA

Via The Daily Mail A doll shop in Australia has withdrawn a female golliwog soft toy from its prominent window display to avoid offending the Oprah Winfrey roadshow Down Under. The store in Melbourne, Victoria, removed the ‘Mamee’ washer woman dolls following a visit by Oprah’s production company ahead of a personal appearance by the popular 56-year-old U.S. talk show host. Golliwogs are deeply offensive because of their perceived links to slavery and racism. But the Dafel Dolls and Bears shop in []

RAPPER BANGS FEATURED IN NEW AUSTRALIAN HONDA COMMERCIAL

This is just INSANE! Some of you may remember Bangs, a Sudanese rapper who is now based in Australia and became somewhat of an Internet ‘sensation’ last year. If not then click HERE to jog your memories. Anyway Bangs is now featured in the new Australian Honda commercial Spotted @ I am London Diva I don’t know whether to laugh or cry! But congratulations Bangs. The worst rapper of all time is getting paid!

AUSTRALIAN KFC COMMERCIAL SPARKS RACE ROW IN THE US

[Thanks Keysha] Oh dear oh dear.. the Australians are at it again! tut tut!   Remember this? The folks down under are once again being accused of racism because of the KFC commercial below, that was being shown in Australia during cricket season. Via BBC News The Australian arm of the fast food chain Kentucky Fried Chicken has had to withdraw an advertisement after accusations of racial insensitivity. It showed a white cricket fan trying to pacify a group of rowdy West Indian fans by handing around fried []

UK TV: FORMER MIS-TEEQ STAR SABRINA WASHINGTON TO APPEAR IN ‘IM A CELEBRITY GET ME OUT OF HERE’

Former Mis-Teeq lead singer Sabrina Washington will be a contestant in this years I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here. I hope appearing in the show helps to raise her profile like Strictly Come Dancing did for her former band mate Alesha Dixon. I’m A “Celebrity” Get Me Out Of Here kicks off on Sunday (November 15th) on ITV 1, 9pm. Click here for more information. It doesn’t come more Z-list then this! But hey it’s a cheque!

UK TV: SINGER SIMON WEBBE TO WEAR DOLCE & GABBANA SWIMMING TRUCKS IN THE ‘I’M A CELEB’ “JUNGLE”

The Sun Newspaper reports that ‘I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here’ contestant  Simon Webbe will be stripping off in the “jungle”, after receiving a special delivery from Dolce & Gabbana. The designers have made swimming trunks specially for the singer, 29, who has buffed up to look good in Australia. An I’m A Celeb source revealed: “Simon’s thrilled. They’re a perfect fit and very flattering.” Yeah and I bet his trunks fit extra tight.  I see where they are going with this…. They want some male eye candy running around []

UK TV: SINGER SIMON WEBBE JOINS ‘I’M A CELEBRITY GET ME OUT OF HERE 2008’

Former model and ex-Blue group member Simon Webbe, will appear as a celebrity contestent in this years ‘I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here’. To view the entire list of ‘celebrity’ contestents, who will go up against each other to become King or Queen of the “jungle” click here  Simon lists his “jungle” skills as “being a strong alpha male”. OK I know celebrity reality vehicles pay well but when producers working for shows of this nature come knocking, you know your once bright star is now lying lifeless in the []