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UK TV /NEWS: X-FACTOR FARCE! – CONTESTANT KATIE WAISSEL LINKED TO SONY BMG / CHER LLOYD FOOLISHNESS

Those of you who tuned in to The X-Factor over the weekend should now know that this “talent show” is a complete and utter FARCE. The ridiculous Cher Lloyd and Katie Waissel made it through to the next round (the live stages of the show) even though both failed to complete their auditions. A disturbing looking Cher claimed she had a sore throat and couldn’t sing, while Katie broke down in the middle of her performance and begged to “start again”. For some reason the “nations sweetheart” and convicted batterer []

VIDEO: RYAN SEACREST INTERVIEWS WILLOW SMITH

Will and Jada Smith’s daughter Willow’s debut single Whip My Hair generated  some positive feedback after it hit the Internet earlier this week, and now it’s been announced that the 9-year-old has signed to Jay-Z’s label Roc Nation. Ryan Seacrest interviewed Willow on his radio show yesterday and then her label boss Jay-Z called in to the show. Yes Jay of course you didn’t know that this was Will and Jada’s daughter when you first heard the track. STOP LIE!!! After this []

NEW MUSIC: WILLOW SMITH – ‘WHIP MY HAIR’

Source Willow Smith has very famous parents. For those who don’t know her parents are Will Smith and Jada Pinkett.  9 year old Willow is clearly being groomed for musical superstardom. The choice of clothing, adult hairstyle, public appearances and photoshoot in Paris all make sense now. Anyway check out Willow’s debut single Whip My Hair.  LISTEN Young girls (6-10 year olds) will LOVE this track. It’s cute and catchy. Your thoughts please. Hit or Miss?

KIMORA LEE’S FAMILY CHRISTMAS CARD

Check out the Kimora Lee’s family Christmas Card. The former model/Russell Simmons former wife/business woman plans on sending this card out to friends and business associates . I was under the impression that only the Queen, Presidents and Prime Ministers did this type of thing….. As far as I know Kimora isn’t a world leader or royalty. Anyway it’s a really nice picture but at the same time over the top. Did they really need to call in the photographer? Kimora should have  just ordered a box of stylish []

UPDATE: UK EVENT: THE BLACK TIE COMEDY AWARDS CANCELLED / NEW DATE NOW CONFIRMED

It’s been announced that the highly anticipated Black Tie Comedy Awards, due to be held tonight (August 23rd), has been cancelled. The first ever Black Tie Comedy Awards organised in celebration of some of the UK’s top black comedians was supposed to be held at the IndigO2 but the Metropolitan Police apparently stepped in and shut it down. The event will now be rescheduled for a new date in November. Tickets are refundable at the point of purchase. Media Enquiries please contact []

MAD NEWS REACHES ONE YEAR MILESTONE

It’s hard to believe that Mad News is already a year old. Throughout 2008 Mad News succeeded in provoking a range of emotions from it’s readers. Some of you laughed, others cried, many cussed and the odd few even went as far as accusing me of being a “hater” and a “racist”. One individual took it to another level by calling me a “burnt black fat bitch” (LMAO!!). I don’t even know where she got that physical description from, because she was way off! Anyway this []

US MUSIC INDUSTRY MOVERS & SHAKERS: KANDIS KNIGHT

Kandis Knight Armed with a degree in Journalism and Marketing, publicist, music journalist, columnist, talent agent, and booking agent Kandis Knight, is fast becoming a major force within the world of entertainment. Hailing from Minneapolis Knight’s dynamic organisational skills and strong work ethic led to a coveted position with The Rae Mackenzie Group, an upscale marketing boutique in the heart of Downtown Minneapolis’s historic Warehouse District. Knight’s mentor Sharon Smith (Akinsanya), was instrumental in teaching Knight about the music business. Smith was also the Vice President of Marketing for Prince and Paisley []