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UPDATE: UK EVENT: THE BLACK TIE COMEDY AWARDS CANCELLED / NEW DATE NOW CONFIRMED

It’s been announced that the highly anticipated Black Tie Comedy Awards, due to be held tonight (August 23rd), has been cancelled. The first ever Black Tie Comedy Awards organised in celebration of some of the UK’s top black comedians was supposed to be held at the IndigO2 but the Metropolitan Police apparently stepped in and shut it down. The event will now be rescheduled for a new date in November. Tickets are refundable at the point of purchase. Media Enquiries please contact []

UK NEWS: EXTRA-LARGE CONDOMS TO GO ON SALE AT TESCOS

Supermarket chain Tescos have announced that they will now stock extra large Durex Condoms, which will cater to the well endowed man. The new extra-large condoms are 10mm longer and 1mm wider than the average and will go on sale in Tesco branches across the UK from tomorrow. Average condoms are 205mm (8in) in length – with the new range clocking in at 215mm (8.5in). The condoms will cost £9.53 for a packet of 12 and will be sold exclusively at 400 []

UK NEWS: ORGANISERS DEFEND MISS ENGLAND VOTE

I don’t know whether to let out one big howling laugh or to shake my head in despair….. Via Yahoo News The organisers of the Miss England contest have defended the competition after it emerged that the first black winner and the niece of Olympic gold medal-winning sprinter Linford Christie, won with only nine votes from the public. Angie Beasley, director of Miss England, said the public played only a part in the contest, choosing one of the 15 top finalists with this vote amounting []

UK NEWS: ALESHA DIXON SET TO FILM DOCUMENTARY ABOUT ABSENT FATHERS

Singer and TV personality (she will appear on Celebrity Strictly Come Dancing as a regular judge) Alesha Dixon has announced that she plans on making a “hard hitting” documentary about absent fathers. Dixon will be fronting this documentary so it will basically shine the spotlight on young women from within the black community who are possibly unemployed, struggling to raise at least three children by the themselves somewhere deep in South London, because their ‘road man’ baby fathers just got up one day, left, and never returned. Then the spotlight will focus on the black man who will end up []

UK MUSIC NEWS: URBAN MUSIC AWARDS IN TROUBLE?

Rumour has it that the organisers behind the annual Urban Music Awards have been caught creating fake MTV email accounts, in a bid to gain sponsorship from major corporations, for this years event. ……………………………….. Oh the shame!!! Well I guess desperate times call for desperate measures. Especially after last years fiasco….

MARSHA AMBROSIUS LONDON CONCERT FOOTAGE (THE JAZZ CAFE)

Former Floetry star Marsha Ambrosius jetted in from sunny Los Angeles and performed live at the UK Soul Jam event (Jazz Cafe) on July 5th, in London. Footage via Soul Culture ‘Take Care’ ‘Say Yes’ Marsha is one talented lady. I really enjoyed watching both performances.  I look forward to hearing the album. Also it sounds as if Marsha’s English accent is no longer missing in action and has MIRACULOUSLY found its way back home.   Hallelujah!

AMY WINEHOUSE SIGNS DEAL TO SELL A RANGE OF GIFT CARDS AND WRAPPING PAPER

According to The Sun Waste Woman Winehouse has signed a deal with EMI to sell a range of wrapping paper and greeting cards featuring her lyrics. The first release will be ‘Rehab’-themed gift wrap, followed by ‘You Know I’m No Good’ and ‘Back To Black’ cards. …………………………………………………………………………………….. They just can’t get enough of the tragic freak show that is Amy Winehouse. What next? Themed sexy underwear?

UK NEWS: SINGER/DJ SONIQUE’S BREAST CANCER HAS SPREAD

Via Digital Spy Brit Award winner Sonique has been told by doctors that she will require further surgery because her breast cancer has spread. The DJ, 40, was admitted to Harley Street clinic earlier this week as a matter of urgency. She was originally only expected to remain in hospital until the weekend. However, test results received yesterday show that the musician’s body has not been cleared of cancer. The disease has moved to lymph nodes under her arms and possibly her []