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UK MUSIC NEWS: CHERYL COLE SINGS HER HEART OUT FOR HAITI

The “nations sweetheart” Cheryl Cole took time out of her busy schedule last week to lay down vocals for charity single Everybody Hurts, which will aim to raise money for the victims of the Haiti earthquake. Click HERE to view pics of Alexandra Burke, Susan Boyle, a “serious” looking Cheryl Cole and other contributors… The convicted batterer of a toilet attendent, ‘alleged racist’, media darling and Simon Cowell’s right-hand woman said,  ‘It’s heartbreaking to see what is happening in Haiti. ‘Hopefully the money from Everybody Hurts will help the people of Haiti []

WIN A PAIR OF TICKETS TO SEE JLS PERFORM LIVE AND EXCLUSIVELY – COMPETITION NOW CLOSED!

Celebrating the launch of the Nokia 5800 Comes With Music in Chrome – exclusive to  T-Mobile – triple BRIT Award nominees, JLS, will play a live and exclusive gig at London’s HMV Hammersmith Apollo on the afternoon of Saturday, 13th February 2010. And Mad News has 3 pairs of tickets to give away. The invite-only performance will see JLS play their smash singles ‘Umbrella’, ‘Everybody in Love’ and ‘Beat Again’ to a capacity crowd of fans and celebrities from the worlds of music, []

MTV TO SHOW HAITI BENEFIT CONCERT IN THE UK

Via BBC News George Clooney’s star-studded benefit show for the victims of the Haiti earthquake will be shown on MTV in the UK, the network has announced. Featuring performances from Justin Timberlake and Alicia Keys, the two-hour telethon will be screened live from 0100 GMT on Saturday, 23 January. It will then be repeated at 0900 GMT on Saturday morning. Funds raised will go to Oxfam America, Red Cross, Unicef, Partners in Health and the Yele Haiti Foundation. Performances are also due from Bono, []

UK MUSIC NEWS: N-DUBZ SAY IT ‘WILL BE HARD TO CRACK THE US’

UK group N-Dubz has reportedly stated the obvious and say that it will be ‘hard to crack the US’. Group member Fazer admitted to RWD “It’s going to be harder in the US as the kids in America live very different lives to those in the UK. “But we’re so honest in our lyrics, hopefully that will appeal to them.” Fazer trust me that won’t be your only problem.  I just hope that the group’s management Jonathan Shalit can continue to work miracles. They should perhaps think about featuring Susan Boyle []

FULL BODY SCANNERS IN UK AIRPORTS

Via BBC News Prime Minister Gordon Brown has given the go-ahead for full body scanners to be introduced at Britain’s airports. BAA, which runs six UK airports, said it would now install the machines “as soon as is practical” at Heathrow. Continue Reading….. Your thoughts please…..

UK NEWS: JAY-Z SET TO PERFORM AT THE BRIT AWARDS 2010

The Social Writers Blog reports that Jay-Z has been signed up to perform at the BRIT Awards 2010, where he will perform a medley of his biggest hits and a duet with a surprise artist. The BRIT Awards 2010 will take place in February and it’s already been announced that the mighty J-Hova will perform. *rolls eyes* Jay-Z’s popularity in the UK is at an all time high. He will probably be invited to perform all of his greatest hits in front of the Queen and her hubby []

SINGER LEONA LEWIS TALKS OF EXPERIENCING RACISM IN LONDON STORE

Singer Leona Lewis talks about experiencing racism in a trendy London store. An experience that left her devastated and angry. Via The Daily Mail   ‘I went into a shop while my dad waited outside because he was on the phone,’ she says. ‘I picked out a few photo frames, put them on the side to buy them and asked the lady who worked there about some other stuff in the shop. ‘She was incredibly stand-offish with me and I couldn’t understand why. I went up to the []

UK TV: BLACK HISTORY MONTH PROGRAMMING – WHAT A JOKE!

For those who don’t know it’s currently Black History Month here in the UK and our TV networks have decided to celebrate this fact by airing the following documentaries….. Note: It’s not a coincidence that they decided to schedule these documentaries during this period. Race & Intelligence:  Science’s Last Taboo ( aired last night (October 26th on Channel 4)   In 2007, Nobel Prize winning US scientist James Watson was quoted referring to research suggesting that black people were less intelligent than other races. His comments []

AMY WINEHOUSE’S FATHER GIVES EVIDENCE TO DRUG COMMITTEE

Via The Metro Amy Winehouse’s father was asked to give evidence to the Home Affairs Select Committee, which is carrying out an investigation into the illegal cocaine trade. Experts and those with first hand experience of the drug were asked to share their opinions with the committee. It is due to report its findings in December. Mitch Winehouse was invited to speak as his daughter has a well documented history of drug addiction. He is currently filming a documentary programme for Channel []

UK FILM / MUSIC: ‘WAR SONG’ FROM THE FILM 1 DAY

War Song is the first video clip taken from the up and coming film 1 Day, which is set on the ‘mean’ streets of Birmingham. 1 Day will be released in cinemas on the November 6th 2009. However I am guessing that this film will only be released in “select” cinemas… but I could be wrong. Please feel free to correct me producers if I am in fact wrong.   Via Pbleepd Blog What is this scene depicting…. gang banging on the streets of Birmingham???   The UK just loves to follow fashion! LOL!!!! The Bloods and Crips have a []