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UK NEWS: CADBURY DAIRY MILK AD CLEARED OF RACISM

[Thanks Nessa] Via The Guardian The advertising regulator has cleared Cadbury of racism and perpetuating colonial stereotypes of African people in its latest TV advertising campaign. Cadbury’s campaign featured Ghanaian musician Tinny and aimed to promote the chocolate brand’s tie-up with the Fairtrade organisation for cocoa from the African nation for its Dairy Milk range. Continue Reading…. I didn’t know they received complaints with regards to this commercial. Admittedly parts of it still makes me cringe a little, but I do like the song []

UK MUSIC NEWS: RAPPER CHIPMUNK SCRAPS PROMO AFTER ‘SUICIDE THREAT’ VIA TWITTER

I follow Chipmunk on Twitter and read his ‘suicidal’ tweets. I didn’t think he was being serious. I thought  he was being overly dramatic for the sake of it. Artists will say/do anything these days to generate publicity for themselves. But I guess in his case I was wrong … Via Digital Spy Chipmunk has cancelled all upcoming promotional appearances after “working too hard”. The 18-year-old, who topped the singles chart last month with Oopsy Daisy, posted a message on Twitter claiming that he wanted to kill himself. “I []

RIHANNA FINALLY SPEAKS – 20/20 FULL INTERVIEW

Rihanna finally sits down and talks about that fateful night in February of this year, when her former boyfriend Chris Brown boxed and kicked her in a rented Lambo. To be honest Rihanna I am past caring. Let’s move on now. Oh and best of luck with the new album which conveniently drops soon….. As for you Chris…. I’m afraid it’s a wrap son! Everything had been planned down to the last detail (hair, outfit, make-up, facial expressions etc) and Rihanna had been coached for weeks. Bravo Rih Rih! But it was []

PICS: EUROPEAN MUSIC AWARDS 09

The 2009 European Music Awards took place last night (November 2009) in Berlin (Germany). And of course Beyonce was a big winner. The singer won three of the night’s biggest awards — Best Female, Best Song, (“Halo”) and Best Video, (Single Ladies: Put A Ring On It). Rapper Lil Kim has managed to bag a few gigs around Europe and also presented an award at this event.  Photographs: Getty Images

TALENTHOUSE TEAMS UP WITH NOKIA AND RIHANNA / VIDEOGRAPHER NEEDED FOR LONDON SHOW

Nokia, the global leader in mobile communications, is using Talenthouse, the leading platform for creative collaboration to find an outstanding mobile videographer with an eye for talent and an ear for music to work on filming an exclusive Rihanna concert in London to launch her new album, Rated R. Nokia and Talenthouse are inviting all videographers around the globe to submit examples of their work before November 12th. The submissions will need to be a 20 second self-filmed movie that shows a []