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NATE DOGG DIES AT 41

The Long Beach Press-Telegram reports that singer Nate Dogg (real name Nathaniel D. Hale) has died. The cause of death has not been specified yet. The star had however been in ill-health for sometime and suffered two strokes – one in 2007, the other in 2008.   Nobody could write or sing a hook like Nate. When he teamed up with Snoop Dogg, Dre and the Dogg Pound it was just pure magic. Rest In Peace Nathaniel  D. Hale aka Nate Dogg.

VIDEO: TSUNAMI HITS JAPAN AFTER MASSIVE EARTHQUAKE

Via BBC News The most powerful earthquake to hit Japan since records began has hit the country’s north-east and triggered a devastating tsunami. Japanese TV showed cars, ships and buildings swept away by a vast wall of water after the 8.9-magnitude quake. A state of emergency has been declared at a nuclear power plant but officials said there were no radiation leaks. At least 60 people have been killed by the quake, which struck about 400km (250 miles) north-east of Tokyo. The []

MORGAN CREEK PRODUCTIONS ANNOUNCES START OF ‘TUPAC’ BIOPIC

Principal photography is scheduled to begin in late Spring/early Summer on the biopic “TUPAC,”and is currently being cast. The film chronicles the life and legacy of Tupac Shakur, including his rise to superstardom as a hip hop artist and actor, as well as his imprisonment and prolific, controversial time at Death Row Records, where he was steeped in the East coast/West coast rap war.   In her support of the upcoming biopic of her late son, Afeni Shakur-Davis said, “I am confident that Morgan []

BRITISH STUDENT DIES AFTER BUTTOCKS SURGERY IN THE US

Via Sky News A British woman has died after travelling to America for cosmetic surgery on her buttocks. Claudia Aduseye Aderotimi who lived in North London, was taken to hospital in Philadelphia suffering from chest pain and having difficulty breathing following the operation on Monday. The 20-year-old travelled to the US with three friends after arranging the surgery over the internet. Continue Reading…. I am shocked that somebody would arrange this over the Internet, without even bothering to check out the “surgeons” []

UK NEWS: REMEMBERING THE NEW CROSS FIRE 30 YEARS ON

“The New Cross Fire killed 13 young black people during a birthday party in a house in New Cross, Southeast London on Sunday January 18th, 1981 The party was a joint birthday celebration for Yvonne Ruddock and Angela Jackson and was held at 439 New Cross Road, going on throughout the night. There was a fairly high degree of racial tension in New Cross, as it was well known that the far right group the National Front were active in the area. []

DOCTOR WILL FACE MANSLAUGHTER CHARGE OVER MICHAEL JACKSON’S DEATH

A judge ruled yesterday that Dr Conrad Murray will face a criminal trial for involuntary manslaughter, over the death of Michael Jackson. Judge Michael Pastor said today there is sufficient evidence to warrant a case against Dr Conrad Murray following this week’s preliminary hearing. Click HERE to read more… ………………………………………………………… So Mr “I did nutting wrong…” will finally stand trial. Good! It’s about time. Michael’s family and fans need answers and closure. Rest In Peace MJ.

UK NEWS: FORMER BOXER GARY MASON DIES IN CYCLING CRASH

Former British boxing champion Gary Mason (48) has been killed in a cycling crash in South London. Mason collided with a van while riding his bicycle on Thursday morning (6 January).  The retired fighter was pronounced dead at the scene. Click HERE to continue reading…. Rest In Peace Gary Mason.

BONEY M STAR BOBBY FARRELL DIES

Via BBC News Bobby Farrell, front man of the 1970s disco group Boney M, has died at the age of 61, his agent has announced. The singer was found dead in a hotel room in St Petersburg, Russia, where he had been performing, John Seine said. Farrell, he continued, had complained of breathing problems before and after a show on Wednesday. The cause of his death has yet to be established. Farrell, the only male member of the popular four-piece, had been []

SINGER TEENA MARIE DIES

Via AFP US R&B singer Teena Marie, whose hits in the 1980s included “I Need Your Lovin’” and “Lovergirl”, has died at the age of 54, police said. Marie was found dead at her home in the Los Angeles suburb of Pasadena on Sunday afternoon, according to a police spokesman. The paramedics were called after her daughter had found her unconscious. The cause of the death was not immediately known. Continue Reading…. Rest In Peace Teena Marie.