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UK NEWS: SINGER MUTYA BUENA APPLIES TO OWN SUGABABES NAME?

First Keisha and now Mutya…. Via BBC News Founding Sugababes member Mutya Buena has applied for ownership of the band’s name, her legal firm has confirmed. The star, who quit the band in 2005, has applied to the European Trademarks Authority for permission. Keisha Buchanan – the last of the original members – left last year. At the time Buena said: “It just means the Sugababes have ended.” But speaking at a recent album launch, current Sugababe Heidi Range said their record []

UK NEWS: DJ MASTERSTEPZ ANNOUNCES HIS RESIGNATION FROM CHOICE FM

Award nominated DJ, Masterstepz, today announced his resignation from the radio station Choice FM, where has been a long standing and respected resident DJ for over six years.   Whilst being at Choice FM, Masterstepz has had his own weekday show from 7pm-9pm, meeting and interviewing music artists and sportsmen such as Jay-Z, Mary J Blige, Tinchy Styder, Rihanna, Rio Ferdinand, Bashy, David Haye, NeYo, Alicia Keys and Mariah Carey, who personally presented him with a mounted triple platinum disc for her album, []

UK NEWS: BBC TO CUT STATIONS AND WEBSITES?

  Via BBC News The BBC is refusing to comment on reports it plans to close two radio stations and scale back its web presence to make £600m in savings. BBC Asian Network and 6 Music will be closed under the proposals, according to a report in The Times. Continue Reading…. The BBC refuse to comment on reports. …Well I guess the reports are true then!

UK NEWS: JAY-Z INVOLVED IN ‘RACE ROW’ / RAPPER ALLEGEDLY BANS WHITE PEOPLE FROM ENTERING EVENT

Via Sify American rapper Jay-Z got himself involved in a race row when bouncers at his party after the BRIT music awards here “banned” white people from drinking with the star. The minders were spotted prohibiting clubbers including music industry executives, journalists and revellers from the private event because they were not “of colour”. Jay Z’s bizarre ruling has left top black celebs like Oritse Williams and Strictly Come Dancing judge Alesha Dixon, 31, fuming, reports mirror.co.uk. “My friends have been getting knocked about []

UK MUSIC: TY – ‘EMOTIONS’

“Emotions” featuring Sarina Leah and Shaun Escoffery (release date 16th March 2010), is the debut single from UK hip hop legend Ty’s forthcoming album “Special Kind of Fool” on BBE. An uplifting bubbler featuring Ty’s trademark candor and inimitable flow, it’s an infectious dance floor music track, with depth. Look out for the remixes from heavyweight producers including Daz-I-Kue, Waajeed, Dego (4Hero) and Akwasi.   “Emotions” is also Mista Jam’s “Jam Hot” single of the week, and he will be chatting to Ty on his Radio 1Xtra []

UK MUSIC: BASHY FT LOICK – WHEN THE SKY FALLS

When The Sky Falls is taken from the Shank film soundtrack (it’s the theme song), and also stars rapper Bashy. When The Sky Falls is no Kidulthood to Adulthood, which as far as I am concerned is Bashy’s best track to date! But the youngsters will probably like it. Your thoughts please. Hit or Miss?

UK FILM: FREESTYLE MOVIE TRAILER

Where did they find the cast? The acting looks so WOODEN!!! E.g. mark 0.41 The film also looks cheesy. Via Ragggs.com Ondene Marchant (Lucy Stanhope-Bosumpim) is beautiful, talented and destined to read Law at Oxford. Shes spent her whole life following demanding study plans laid down by her ambitious mother Hyacinth (Suzann Mclean.) However Ondene is desperate to break free from her mothers demands, and she soon discovers freestyle basketball accepting an offer of lessons from charismatic student Leon (Arinze Kene) and convinces her to enter a Freestyle []

UK NEWS: ALEXANDRA BURKE SAYS SHE BEGGED FOR HAITI VISIT

I hope this isn’t just a ‘PR move’ because Alex’s music career seems to have stalled of late… I wonder if she’s fronting a documentary….. Do you know what? I need to stop being so cynical!  Via Digital Spy The singer is to visit the troubled country this week after recently taking part in Simon Cowell’s Haiti charity single. Speaking to the News of the World, Burke explained: “For me, singing two lines on a single doesn’t mean I have really helped. I wanted to []

UK FILM: SHANK

New British film Shank will open in cinemas on March 26th and stars UK rapper Bashy. Plot: According to the imdb website  ‘Shank is an action film for the youth generation. Set in a decaying future Londonm, a gang set out on a chase to avenge the murder of one of their own’. This sounds like it’s going to be one innovative movie! Click HERE to visit the Shank official website. I was initially confused (I wasn’t the only one) because there is another film out there that has the []