end of an era

UK NEWS: COMEDIANS LENNY HENRY AND DAWN FRENCH SPLIT

It’s the end of an era folks! British comedians Lenny Henry and Dawn French are to separate after 25 years of marriage, their spokesman said on Tuesday. The couple made their decision to split up last October and have since been “living together in constant, open and honest discussion,” spokesman Neil Reading said in a statement. “The separation is entirely amicable and they fully intend to maintain their close friendship,” it said. “Their priority is to commit to the future joint parenting []

UK TV: ITV AXES THE BILL

This is sad news. I’ve always liked this show. It’s the end of an era.   Via Digital Spy ITV has confirmed that it is dropping police drama The Bill after 27 years on air. According to The Guardian, the decision comes after last year’s revamp and move to a 9pm slot failed to alter sliding ratings. The show, which is based in fictional station Sun Hill, switched from two weekly shows at 8pm to a single 9pm episode last July. It []

VIBE MAGAZINE FOLDS

Another print publication bites the dust. Who will be next? Vibe magazine, the urban-music magazine founded in 1993 by Quincy Jones, is the latest victim of the media recession. Multiple sources both within and outside the magazine confirmed that it is shutting down. Source Rest In Peace Vibe Magazine. It’s the end of an era.

NELLY’S LATEST ALBUM SET TO FLOP HARD!

According to Gyant over at Sohh.com Nelly’s latest album ‘Brass Knuckles’ is about to bomb. A Universal source disclosed the following information.  “The estimate as of today is around 43k copies sold in the United States.” When I think about Nelly’s past astronomical first week sales, and then look at the first week sales figure above for his fourth album I feel to weep for him.  Sign of the times I guess…. However I can’t say I’m surprised. The singles released so far from ‘Brass Knuckles’ have all failed to create []