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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 []

UK NEWS: BRITISH NATIONAL PARTY WINS FIRST COUNTRY COUNCIL SEATS

BNP Party leader Nick Griffin Via Yahoo News The BNP (British National Party) has won its first county council seats in Lancashire and Leicestershire as Labour was humiliated in local elections across England. Continue Reading….. For those who have never heard of the British National Party, they are Britain’s political answer to the Klu Klux Klan. I expected the BNP to win seats because the reality is, there are thousands upon thousands of people in this country who believe in their policies and believe in what they stand []

PRIDE MAGAZINE FRONT COVER (JUNE ISSUE) IDRIS ELBA

Via Pride Magazine Idris is an attractive man but I just don’t fancy him. I do look forward though to reading his interview and I cannot wait to see the hunks featured in the Britain’s Top Bachelor list. I plan on stopping off at my local newsagency tonight!

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.

MICHAEL JACKSON TO ANNOUNCE LONDON DATES

Via BBC News Michael Jackson is expected to announce a series of comeback concerts at the O2 arena in London. The pop legend is due to appear at the venue on Thursday make to a “special announcement”, a statement said. It follows months of speculation about a string of money-spinning shows. Jackson last performed in 2006, at the World Music Awards in London.  Continue Reading If he does announce tour dates then I guarantee that when those tickets go on sale it will be a wrap! []

UK MUSIC NEWS: X FACTOR WINNER ALEXANDRA BURKE SIGNS US RECORD DEAL

X Factor winner Alexandra Burke has signed a £3 million US deal with Epic Records. Burke said, “I’d love to crack the US”. ……………………………………………………………………. I can just see it now. If Alex goes on to crack the US market she will become even more unbearable and fake.  But congratulations Alex. I wish you the best of luck.

UK MUSIC NEWS: X-FACTOR’S JLS SIGN RECORD DEAL

Well it was only going to be a matter time….. I pray that they brought in a lawyer to pick through the contract with a fine toothed comb before signing. Via BBC News X Factor runners-up JLS have signed a recording contract with Epic, it has been announced. The foursome came close to being the first group to win the show, but were beaten by Alexandra Burke. “JLS are the best boy band to emerge from a TV talent show,” Nick Raphael of Epic Records []

UK NEWS: DIZZIE RASCAL ARRESTED AND HELD FOR ALLEGED INCIDENT INVOLVING BASEBALL BAT

Another day….. another arrest…… Via BBC News Rapper Dizzee Rascal has been arrested in south-east London following an alleged incident involving a baseball bat, police have said. The Mercury Prize winner, whose real name is Dylan Mills, was held on suspicion of possessing an offensive weapon in Sevenoaks Way, Orpington. The alleged incident happened at about 1530 GMT on Friday. Mr Mills, 24, was released on bail to return to a south London police station later in December, police said. A spokesman []

UK NEWS: ITV LOCAL LONDON OFFICIAL MEDIA PARTNER FOR THE URBAN MUSIC AWARDS 2008

First it was the MOBO Awards and now we have The Urban Music Awards 2008 to look forward to, which takes place on November 15th. For those who wish to watch the night’s events, please read below: ITV Local London http://www.itvlocal.com/london has become the official media partner of the Urban Music Awards 2008. The awards ceremony will be streamed LIVE on ITV Local London on a dedicated Urban Music Awards channel http://www.itvlocal.com/london/umas Viewers can log on to the website to see some of the []