The Voice reports that Scotland’s first black university professor, Geoffrey Palmer will be knighted for services to human rights, science and charity. Jamaican-born Palmer is a professor emeritus at Edinburgh’s of Heriot-Watt University and specialises in cereal and grain science. He told the newspaper: “I got a letter a few weeks ago and when I opened it and read it, it said the prime minister had recommended me for a knighthood and I immediately thought of my mother. “She left Jamaica in 1948 on her own […]
Season 2 of the hit British Nigerian online comedy Meet The Adebanjo’s will air on Sky satellite channel OHTV. The first episode of season 2 will air on New Years Day at 8pm, Sky channel 199. Congratulations to the team.
Big Brother winner Brian Belo has finally reached a settlement with ITV and Lime Pictures after taking legal action against the makers of the hit TV scripted reality show The Only Way Is Essex (TOWIE). Via The Daily Mirror Belo, himself an Essex boy, claimed that the makers of the structured reality soap had adapted and reproduced part of a format he had originally developed with Sassy Films and Massive TV. The trio said they took the idea to Lime Pictures in March and […]
Birmingham born radio host, television presenter and news reporter Marverine Cole will join Britain’s first and most successful shopping channel QVC as a main presenter. QVC is about to celebrate its 20th birthday and Marverine is only the second black woman to join the team as a main presenter in 20 years. Marverine was a presenter on Sky News and is a freelance radio producer. In 2012 she made a documentary about UK female rappers for BBC Radio 1Xtra, and also presented and co-produced a […]
Shadow and Act reports that former Hollyoaks actress Nathalie Emmanuel has been cast Fast & Furious 7. The British actress has also starred in the hit HBO drama Game of Thrones. Fast & Furious 7 will be released in July 2014 Congratulations Nathalie.
The British Black List reports that BBC Three has commissioned a brand new scripted comedy series from writer Keith Akushie. The new comedy titled ‘Siblings’ is about the world’s worst brother and sister. Obnoxious, lazy, self-centred, underachieving, incompetent and occasionally depraved, they cause chaos and disaster where ever they go. BBC Three has ordered six episodes for the show’s first season. Keith began writing comedy at university before performing sketches and stand-up at the Edinburgh Fringe. His first play Hostage won the 2010‘Harry Porter Prize’ for […]
The British Blacklist reports that former Coronation Street star Zaraah Abrahams has been cast in a new Spike Lee film. Lee announced the news on his Kickstarter page. English Actor, Ms. Zaraah Abrahams has been offered the Woman Lead in my New Film here on Kickstarter. I first saw Zaraah in Black Girl in Paris, this is a NYU GRAD Thesis Film Directed by Kiandra Parks, a Student of mine. I remember Kiandra screening a rough cut of her film in my NYU Office, as I watched I […]
It was announced yesterday afternoon that Britain’s Got Talent judge Alesha Dixon and her partner Azuka Ononye are expecting their first child. A spokesperson for the star issued the following statement: “Alesha Dixon and her partner Azuka Ononye are delighted to announce that they are expecting their first child later this year. Alesha and Azuka… would request privacy to enjoy this happy and most important event. “Further details will be given at the appropriate time. “Alesha and Azuka are looking forward to […]
US TV network NBC Universal has renewed ‘The Trisha Goddard Show’ for a second season. In a press release the network said: “Trisha Goddard,” which has already been renewed in more than 85% of the U.S. for its second season in national syndication, is executive produced by Paul Faulhaber and hosted by popular television personality, Trisha Goddard. Since its debut, the one-hour talk show has been upgraded in major markets including Philadelphia, Boston, Detroit, Phoenix, Las Vegas and more. “We are so […]
Eastenders star Tameka Empson took home the ‘Funniest Female’ award for her portrayal of Kim Fox at the ‘Inside Soap Awards last night. It is a well deserved win. Congratulations Tameka.