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RIHANNA GIG REVIEW – THE O2 BRIXTON ACADEMY (LONDON)

Last night (November 16th) I attended Rihanna’s highly anticipated show at London’s O2 Brixton Academy in association with Nokia. The event was billed as being a private gig (invite only) that was due to be hosted at a private location. I initially thought that it would be taking place in a sophisticated dark intimate setting in some trendy night club. But I almost choked on my D&G Grape Soda when I heard the words “Brixton Academy”.    “Private” and “invite only” were both []

MUSIC NEWS: SINGER MARK MORRISON ARRESTED

Via Yahoo News Singer Mark Morrison has been arrested on an allegation of assault, according to reports. The former international chart-topper was taken into custody last night in London after an incident involving another man. The news was confirmed in a statement, which reads: “Police were called to the lobby area of Warren House, Beckford Close, London W14 at 21:50 on 10th June 2009 to a report of an assault. Continue Reading….. Does anyone remember the time when “bright” Mark was jailed for sending a []

QUEEN LATIFAH ADMITS TO BEING SEXUALLY ABUSED

Via Digital Spy Queen Latifah (real name Dana Owens) has revealed that she was a victim of sexual abuse as a child. Owens confessed that a male babysitter took advantage of her when she was young. “He violated me. I never told anybody. I just buried it as deeply as I could and kept people at an arm’s length,” she told Essence. The star also admitted that her troubled past has caused problems in her relationships as a result. “I never really let a []

AMY WINEHOUSE: ST LUCIA JAZZ FESTIVAL

Waste Woman Winehouse “performed” at the St Lucia Jazz Festival several days ago (her first live performance in almost a year), and looked and sounded like a complete fool as usual. I see her resident back up singers/shuckers and jivers are still on the payroll.

UK ARTIST: MARSHA AMBROSIUS INTERVIEW

Marsha is British (born and raised) but has switched to speaking in an American/translatlantic twang since moving Stateside to pursue her career. Although I could be wrong in this instance. Admittedly I haven’t had a chance to watch this interview yet, but having heard her speak in a previous interview several months ago, I’m guessing that her English accent has yet to find it’s way home. Anyway in this interview, the former Floetry star talks about working with Nas and Dre Dre.

SINGER LEONA LEWIS SET TO WRITE AUTOBIOGRAPHY

Via BBC News Pop singer Leona Lewis has signed a book deal to tell the story of her journey from pizza waitress to X Factor winner and international star. Lewis said the two years since winning the TV talent show had been “an unbelievable experience”. “To have it documented in pictures and to be able to tell people in my own words how it feels means a lot to me.” The book will hit the shelves in October, shortly before the scheduled []

SINGER/ACTRESS EARTHA KITT DIES

Via BBC News American singer and actress Eartha Kitt has died at the age 81, a family friend has said. Ms Kitt was said to have been suffering from cancer. She was one of the few artists to be nominated in the Tony, Grammy and Emmy award categories and was a stalwart of the Manhattan cabaret scene. She famously played Catwoman in the 1960s Batman television series and this century continued to perform regularly in theatre shows and concert halls. Ms Kitt []

JENNIFER HUDSON’S MOTHER AND BROTHER SHOT DEAD, NEPHEW MISSING

Jennifer with mother Darnell Hudson Donerson Missing nephew Julian King Suspect William Belfour The mother and brother of Academy Award-winning actress Jennifer Hudson were found shot to death Friday afternoon in a South Side residence. Hudson’s mother, 57-year-old Darnell Hudson Donerson, was pronounced dead at 5 p.m. at her home, 7019 S. Yale Ave. Her son, 29-year-old Jason Hudson, was also pronounced dead at the scene, according to a Cook County Medical Examiner’s office spokesman. “This is a very sad day to get that kind []

VIDEO: TERRENCE HOWARD – ‘SANCTUARY’

Not content with being an actor, Terrence Howard has now decided to try his hand at singing. The debut single ‘Sanctuary’, is taken from his soon to be released album ‘Shine Through It’, which drops on September 2nd. [Thanks for link Nessa] Terrence has discussed his music and up and coming album in various interviews, and just came off as actually sounding quite shallow. I get the distinct impression that he thinks his music will change the world. Yeah we’ll see….. Any way your thoughts []