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BAFTA AWARDS PICTURES (LONDON)

The 201o BAFTA Awards took place in London last night and as usual it was a “luvvie-fest”. But congratulations goes out to Mo’Nique for winning Best Supporting Actress for her role in Precious.  Click HERE to view more photographs.

UK NEWS: PARENTS OF SCHOOL GIRL SMOKERS ILLEGALLY FINED £50 BY SCHOOL

Via The Evening Standard A headteacher has unlawfully fined the parents of pupils caught smoking in their school playground. Margaret Peacock, head of Elliot School in Putney, wrongly claimed powers under the 2007 smoking ban to issue the £50 penalties. The school is now under investigation after Wandsworth local education authority admitted it acted outside its powers and demanded the school refund the fines, in what is thought to be the first case of its kind. Ms Peacock sent letters to the []

WIN A PAIR OF TICKETS TO SEE JLS PERFORM LIVE AND EXCLUSIVELY – COMPETITION NOW CLOSED!

Celebrating the launch of the Nokia 5800 Comes With Music in Chrome – exclusive to  T-Mobile – triple BRIT Award nominees, JLS, will play a live and exclusive gig at London’s HMV Hammersmith Apollo on the afternoon of Saturday, 13th February 2010. And Mad News has 3 pairs of tickets to give away. The invite-only performance will see JLS play their smash singles ‘Umbrella’, ‘Everybody in Love’ and ‘Beat Again’ to a capacity crowd of fans and celebrities from the worlds of music, []

UK MUSIC NEWS: N-DUBZ SAY IT ‘WILL BE HARD TO CRACK THE US’

UK group N-Dubz has reportedly stated the obvious and say that it will be ‘hard to crack the US’. Group member Fazer admitted to RWD “It’s going to be harder in the US as the kids in America live very different lives to those in the UK. “But we’re so honest in our lyrics, hopefully that will appeal to them.” Fazer trust me that won’t be your only problem.  I just hope that the group’s management Jonathan Shalit can continue to work miracles. They should perhaps think about featuring Susan Boyle []

UK MUSIC: GIGGS FEATURING B.O.B – ‘DON’T GO THERE’

Peckham meets Atlanta folks! UK rapper Giggs teams up with Atlanta based artist B.O.B and has produced the new track Don’t Go There. The label (XL) is really pushing the ‘Giggs machine’ in 2010!  Collaborating with US artists and his album Let Em Have It is apparently set to drop in April. It’s all go! I look forward to watching the MOBO Awards performance and hearing the speech……. Anyway back to track! I like the beat and the hook. As for the video… 1xtra’s Mista Jam describes it as being an “amazing video” via his blog’. I personally []

UK NEWS: TEENAGER STABBED TO DEATH OVER ‘PETTY’ FACEBOOK JIBE

A young man’s life was violently taken away because of a stupid Facebook comment…. UNBELIEVABLE! The youth in this country have completely lost their minds!   Via The Evening Standard A teenager was stabbed to death after a “petty” row triggered on Facebook, it was claimed today. Salum Kombo, 18, bled to death yards from his home last night after he spent the day with his family singing carols and discussing Christmas presents. Friends of Mr Kombo, from Bow, said he was threatened after posting a comment on another boy’s []

UK NEWS: TODDLER TAKEN FROM POLICE STATION

Via BBC News  A hunt is under way for an 18-month-old girl taken from a police station.  Audrey Kessie Nyanor’s mother, 36, was arrested on Thursday in Southwark, south-east London over alleged immigration offences.  A woman turned up at Walworth police station saying she was a friend of Audrey’s mother and was there to collect her.  However it later transpired she was not and a search was started. Audrey’s mother was later released on bail. Continue Reading…..  How could they just hand the []

PICS: ALICIA KEYS ALBUM LAUNCH (LONDON)

The lovely Alicia Keys played live last night (December 9th) to launch her new album The Element Of Freedom, exclusively with W Hotels and American Express in London. Alicia performed tracks in front of a 700-strong crowd in a unique and intimate setting. The cream of top class British talent that attended last night’s event included, UK Funky House LEGEND Gracious K, rapper Chipmunk, Dizzee Rascal, singer/former I’m A Celebrity contestent Sabrina Washington, singing/dance sensations JLS, The Saturdays and Alesha Dixon. Can you believe it? All that talent in one room! Mad News did []

UK NEWS: WANNABE RAPPERS JAILED OVER DEATH PLOT

  SICK DELUSIONAL SCUM! Via BBC News Two teenage rappers who plotted to kill a pregnant 15-year-old because they thought she stood in the way of their fame have been jailed. Kingsley Ogundele and Brandon Jolie lured the woman to a canal where she was hit and thrown into the water. The pair said she would ruin their chances of being “grime” music stars. Ogundele, 19, from Romford, Essex, was jailed for 18 years, and Jolie, 19, from Bow, east London, was jailed []