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UK TV: ‘LOOSE WOMEN’ SUFFERS RATINGS SLUMP / HOST KATE THORNTON AXED

First she was axed from hosting The X-Factor and now Kate Thornton has been axed from co-hosting Loose Women. I think Kate is a pretty good host so I don’t quite understand why TV executives feel the need to replace her. Via The Daily Mail ITV daytime show Loose Women has sacked two presenters in an attempt to shore up a dramatic slump in ratings. Former X Factor host Kate Thornton, who joined the show in 2009 as a co-anchor, and Zoe []

BEYONCE AND MATTHEW KNOWLES PART WAYS “ON A BUSINESS LEVEL”

Yahoo News reports that superstar Beyonce will no longer be managed by her father Matthew Knowles. The star’s publicist told The Associated Press in a statement yesterday (28 March) that she and her father have parted ways on a “business level”. Beyonce also said in a statement that she is grateful for the role her father has had in her career, and added “he is my father for life and I love my dad dearly.” ………………………………………………………………………… Oh dear I bet Matthew didn’t []

QUOTE OF THE DAY: DEF JAM VICE-PRESIDENT OF A&R BU THIAM

Photograph Source In response to the rumour that Island Def Jam CEO LA Reid has been fired, Akon’s brother/Vice President of A&R (that role still exists?) Bu Thiam said this? As an Island Def Jam Executive, and more importantly a music fan, the recent heat that LA Reid has come under, in my opinion is extremely whack! Everyday I’ve been getting calls from people asking “When is LA getting fired? or what happened to Def Jam?” The ironic thing about this whole []

UPDATE: NICKI MINAJ FIRES SEAN ‘P.DIDDY’ COMBS AS HER MUSIC MANAGER

It’s now been announced that the statements below said to be from Young Money / Nicki Minaj are FAKE. But I wonder who is behind these ‘fake’ statements…hmmmmm…. It was announced earlier this year that Sean Combs aka P.Diddy had signed on to manage Nicki Minaj’s career. Then for some reason the story was later denied. Anyway a dissatisfied Nicki has now fired the mogul. Read statements below released today (October 18th) by Young Money and Nicki. Statement from Young Money – Young Money/Cash Money/Universal []

UK NEWS: N-DUBZ DRUMMER FIRED AFTER SEXUAL ASSAULT CONVICTION

Several months ago it was reported that N-Dubz drummer Aaron Fagan had been found guilty of sexual assault after he groped two women after a gig in Scotland last year. Click HERE to read all about it. Fagen who is now on the Sex Offenders register has now been officially fired from the band. Via AceShowbiz N-Dubz drummer Aaron Fagan has been fired from the band after he was found guilty of sexually assaulting two female fans after a gig in Scotland last year. The 25 year []

UK NEWS: CHANNEL 5 FIRE FORMER FOOTBALLER IAN WRIGHT

Via The Daily Mail Ian Wright was last night sacked from Channel 5 after refusing to promote the broadcaster’s shows. The former Arsenal player, 46, was axed from his nightly show, Live at Studio 5, after a row with executives when he refused to promote the channel’s ailing talent show Don’t Stop Believing. A friend of the veteran sportsman – who has been capped 33 times for England – said: ‘Ian is not a puppet. Don’t Stop Believing has lost nearly a []

UK NEWS: ROBBIE EARLE SAYS ITV BOSSES KNEW ABOUT THE 400 WORLD CUP TICKETS

Former footballer and fired TV pundit Robbie Earle has claimed that ITV bosses knew he was buying 400 World Cup tickets through them. Earle insisted that he had no idea friend Keith Higgins, would sell them on to a third party breaking FIFA rules. The Daily Mail also reports that ITV is now at the centre of a World Cup ticketing storm after it was revealed that, A top ITV executive – one of its four directors of news and sport – []

UK NEWS: BLOGGER FINED AND FIRED AFTER AIRPORT BOMB POST ON TWITTER

Via The Metro A blogger who posted a message on Twitter joking about how he would blow an airport ‘sky high’ was found guilty yesterday of sending a menacing electronic communication. Paul Chambers, 26, said he sent the tweet to 600 ‘followers’ in frustration after Robin Hood airport in South Yorkshire, where he was due to fly from, was shut by snow in January. But a judge ruled the message was ‘of a menacing nature in the context of the times in []

UK NEWS: JOHN TERRY SACKED AS ENGLAND CAPTAIN / RIO FERDINAND NAMED NEW ENGLAND CAPTAIN

  This is absolutely ridiculous! What does having an affair with a former team mate’s ex-girlfriend have to do with football and the man’s performance on the football pitch??? RUBBISH!  Via The Mail Online John Terry has been sacked as England captain this afternoon after a meeting lasting just 12 minutes with England boss Fabio Capello. The woman at the centre of the affair allegations, Vanessa Perroncel, 33, looked stunned and mouthed ‘Oh my God’ when she heard the news. Fellow defender Rio Ferdinand has []

ISLAND/DEF JAM SOURCE HITS BACK AT JERMAINE DUPRI

In response to Jermaine Dupri’s interview with Essence.com, an Island/Def Jam source has come forward and disclosed the following…… Via Page Six: “After [his girlfriend] Janet Jackson’s album and tour bombed, he basically didn’t come back to work. He still collected a paycheck, but didn’t bother to do anything that he was supposed to do, like find artists, release records or actually show up. Executives tried to talk to him, but he just lost heart.” Dupri was widely blamed for Jackson’s album flop as []