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UK NEWS: ALEXANDRA BURKE’S MOTHER FIRES BACK AT THE X-FACTOR WINNER

It looks like Alexandra’s ‘explosive’ interview with Marie Claire hasn’t gone down too well on the home front! Via The Sunday Mirror Melissa Bell, a singer with Eighties group Soul II Soul – spoke out just days after X Factor winner Alexandra, 21, attacked her in an interview. Alexandra claimed Melissa was filled with jealousy after Alexandra won the ITV show and then went on to have a Christmas No1 with Hallelujah, her only hit so far. But seriously-ill Melissa, 45, said the []

UK NEWS: MC HARVEY AND JAVINE SPLIT

Well folks it looks like this ‘fairytale romance’ is over… Via Overground Online MC Harvey and Javine Hylton have broken up – less than three years after their highly publicised affair behind Alesha Dixon’s back.  Ironically, the couple, who have a one-year-old daughter, spilt after Javine caught Harvey cheating. A spokesman for her said: ‘Javine has left Harvey and the family home for a myriad of reasons. The main crunch came when she found evidence of him being unfaithful. ‘She now wants to []

UK NEWS: FORMER BBC PRESENTER JAILED FOR 2 YEARS

Via BBC News A former BBC television presenter who hit a teenager with a wooden pole in a fight outside a West Midlands bar has been jailed for two years. Ashley Blake was found guilty of wounding Greg Jones, 17, and intending to pervert the course of justice. Blake, 40, who presented Midlands Today, was sacked following his conviction at Birmingham Crown Court. He had denied the attack outside The Place 2B restaurant in Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham. Jurors heard he swung a []

QUOTE OF THE DAY: LADY SOVEREIGN

Why don’t I get radio play? (UK rapper/former Def Jam artist Lady Sovereign says she’s frustrated with the lack of radio play her tracks receive here in the UK – The Metro)  Does she REALLY want an answer to that question?

UK NEWS: THE METRO FEATURES EDITOR RESPONDS TO BASHY CRITICISM / THREATENS TO BAN INTERVIEWS WITH ‘MINORITY SUBJECTS’

I reported earlier on that a journalist working for The Metro newspaper faced a wave of criticism today, after he asked UK rapper Bashy if he thought “music was a way out for young black people now, like boxing used to be”, during an interview. Since then the newspaper has received a wave of complaint emails and reader Susan Younis has kindly forwarded me the response email she received from The Metro’s Feature Editor Kieran Meeke. Hi Susan Thank you for your letter and my apologies that you found the question []

UK NEWS: METRO NEWSPAPER JOURNALIST CAUSES ANGER AND OUTRAGE AFTER INTERVIEWING UK RAPPER BASHY

Rapper Bashy In a new interview with The Metro Newspaper, UK rapper Bashy was asked the following question by journalist James Day…. Is music a way out for young black people now, like boxing used to be? The question stopped me dead in my tracks this morning, and then I laughed out loud.   Could James really be this dumb, ignorant and perhaps racist? Does he actually believe that back in the day a young black man’s (that’s who I assume he is referring too) only goal in life []

EMINEM RECEIVES AN UNPLEASENT SURPRISE AT THE MTV MOVIE AWARDS

I was on Twitter last night and happened to come across a tweet from singer/actor Tyrese who attended the MTV Movie Awards. A highly amused Tyrese tweeted that Emimen “was pissed and just walked out”. Now I can see why……. Via EW Did Eminem know he would be getting a face full of Sacha Baron Cohen’s bare butt cheeks? We’ll have to investigate. You gotta wonder why he would’ve stuck around at this awards show otherwise. But then again, are he and his bodyguards such good actors? (Props []