To celebrate the release of his third studio album, Drake decides to unleash the official video for ‘Hold On We're Going Home’ featuring Majid Jordan. Directed by Bill Pope. This is taken from his new LP ‘Nothing Was The Same’, which is available in stores now.
Fans were promised a ‘sexy’ appearance by Kim Kardashian in Kanye West’s new music video. But even those intimately acquainted with the work of the provocative rapper couldn't have been prepared for the crudely titillating ride that is Bound 2. West, 36, smashes through all boundaries of taste and decency with the four minute film that depicts him writhing with the mother-of-his-child, 33, on his motorbike against a desert backdrop before the pair simulate sex.
Any well-wishers hoping that the birth of the couple's baby daughter this June might have prompted the enfant terrible of hip hop to draw a line in the sand when it comes to gratuitous content will be sorely disappointed. But as vulgar as the video is; at least Kim and Kanye are coupled together in a traditional twosome as the lyrics of the song that accompanies this astonishingly tawdry display of affection hint at a lust for threesomes, casual sex and a relationship that does well to last mere months. He even describes a sex act in graphic and depressingly mundane detail ( Do your thing Mr West ) Keeerpow.
After the video was revealed, Twitter immediately blew up with a collective wail of disgust as fans rushed to brand the display cringeworthy and vomit inducing. But some commentators also noted how awkward the besotted pair seem in the film (which was shot against a green screen - another bone of contention). Never the feminist, Kim's blank mannequin face and lack of involvement in the piece other than as a wordless object of lust hasn't won her any more female fans. We as far as Movie Kangz go WE SALUTE YOU BOTH for bringing sexy back to Music. Instead of the same ol how much money you have and how many cars are on the court yard of your mansion trash talk that we hear from other so called "Rappers"
Famed Atlanta rapper 2 Chainz opens up about an interview with ThisIs50.com, where the "Riot" rapper claims the video was edited to make him look like he said he joined the Illuminati.
2 Chainz then explains the repercussions of the interview, and reveals his true feelings on the Illuminati.
He also reveals why he and Kanye didn't work together on their most recent albums, and shares why he likes working with a variety of artists.
2 Chainz stops by Double G News to talk to Nemo Hoes about B.O.A.T.S. II, Playaz Circle, black superheroes and the making of Feds Watching with Pharrell. Nemo Hoes also dissects the style of 2 Chainz as they sing songs by Jill Scott and KEM, and say hi to Nicki Minaj only in this very special, jewelry-clanging episode of GGN you-bitch-yewwww!
Straight Out of Brooklyn (1991) was a great debut film for Matty Rich (who also co-stars as well). This low budget movie is about the poverty and desperate situation that people live in around the Redhook housing district. One person is a young man named Dennis, he's tired of seeing the effects of racism, drugs and poverty that plague his family and those around him.
He decides to make some money fast so he could improve his family's current condition. His family is sadly affected as well. Pop's is under the strong influence of alcohol and his mother is the victim of his violent out bursts. The mother refuses to seek help or stand up to his physical and verbal abuse. When he's not tying one on, Pop's is a great guy. Can Dennis escape the depressing life of Redhook or will he become just another statistic?
An observable, fast-talking party man Darnell Wright, gets his punishment when one of his conquests takes it personally and comes back for revenge in this 'Fatal Attraction'-esque comic thriller. An observable, fast-talking party man Darnell Wright, gets his punishment when one of his conquests takes it personally and comes back for revenge in this 'Fatal Attraction'-esque comic thriller.
On the outskirts of Riverton, "The Safest City in America", a pensive Inspector Gadget sits in his Gadgetmobile, along with his canine companion, Brain. Gadget is back on the job, on stakeout, but he is concerned that everything is too quiet in Riverton. He has a very simple, rational answer to this; " it's always the most quiet just before criminals strike".
Evil must be afoot. In a moment of overzealous crime fighting Gadget arrests an elderly women for wreckless driving, but not without incident. In his effort to make the arrest Gadget's many crime fighting "accessories" go wildly astray. It's time to report back to headquarters for a checkup. Baxter, the "Q" of the Police Department, delivers the prognosis - as he is a prototype things are bound to have some glitches. The remedy is close at hand. But, before Baxter can tell of his new "top secret", Gadget is confronted by a furious Chief Quimby. The little old lady arrested earlier for wreckless driving turns out to be Quimby's
A remake of the television series, Matthew Broderick stars as Gadget, who suffers an accident at the beginning of the film, and befriends Brenda, a robotic surgeon who repairs Gadget so that he can defeat the villain Claw.
In a bid to avoid any controversy for Noddy's 60th birthday, the golliwogs will not appear in the latest book.
Enid Blyton's granddaughter, Sophie Smallwood, who wrote the new adventure, had considered including the characters but decided it would be too controversial – a decision which has been described as "unnecessary" by fans of the series.
The new adventure, Noddy and the Farmyard Muddle, follows the wooden elf as he tries to solve the mysterious events taking place on the Toyland farm that coincide with the arrival of the goblins.
His best friends including Big-Ears, Tessie Bear, Mr Plod and Bumpy Dog rally round, but the golliwogs are nowhere to be seen.
The original Noddy stories featured golliwogs who lived in Golly Town, including Mr Golly, one of Noddy's best friends who ran Toyland's garage and looked after Noddy's car.
Blyton also featured villainous golliwogs in the stories and in the 1951 book Here Comes Noddy Again, the black-faced woollen dolls were Noddy's arch enemies, who were rude to his friends and stole his car.
The dolls were popular at the time that the stories were written, but were later considered racist, prompting publishers to reissue the books replacing the golliwogs with other characters, with the white-faced Mr Sparks becoming the proprietor of the garage and the evil goblins Sly and Gobbo becoming Toyland's main villains.
Fans of the books said they had hoped that in the modern era, when even children can understand that books were written in a certain historical context, the new book could have retained the golliwogs.
Miss Smallwood, 39, a preschool teacher from West Sussex who was commissioned last year by Chorion, the entertainment company which owns the Blyton estate, to write the first new Noddy book since 1963, said she had tried to remain "very true to the original stories because they are so loved as they are".
"I read all the Noddy stories again before I started writing to make sure I struck the right tone with the characters," she said. "I think most people now do realise that the toys removed from the stories were just toys, but sometimes things are too complicated and I thought it would cause more upset to try and recreate something that had moved on."
Tony Summerfield, of the Enid Blyton Society, said that the new book was "a wonderful way to recognise Noddy's 60th birthday," but said that the removal of the golliwogs was unnecessary.
"I don't think when Enid wrote about golliwogs there was anything racist in it at all," he said. "Gillies were just ordinary nursery toys and it was not until much later that they became seen as racist symbols, but even then it was only by a vociferous minority.
"I can understand that the publishers are aiming the book at children and don't want to do anything controversial, but I do think that some publishers underestimate children, who should be able to understand that they were written in an historical context.
"Personally I would like to see the books left as much as possible in the time they were written in. I do not like the way Enid's books have been updated and tampered with. It doesn't seem quite right to remove the gillies when you can still buy original copies of Helen Bannerman's Little Black Sambo."
The expression "golliwog" caused controversy earlier this year when Carol Thatcher was sacked from the BBC's The One Show after using the term off-air to describe Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, a mixed-race French tennis player.
Jeff Norton, the senior vice president of brand development at Chorion, said: "Sophie decided not to put characters like that in because they have a social connotation that exists today that didn't exist when Enid Blyton was writing in 1949.
"I personally don't think that Enid Blyton would have written something that she felt would have been offensive to people at the time, and so it wouldn't then be appropriate for Sophie to do so today. Those characters are out of sync with people's tolerances today. Noddy as a character is very much about inclusiveness, not exclusiveness."
Golliwogs were dropped from the BBC's television adaptation of the books in the 1980s and replaced by other soft toys. To counter criticisms of racism and sexism, the BBC also introduced Dinah Doll into its animated series in 1992, a china doll who was described as a "black, assertive, ethnic minority female".
Noddy and the Farmyard Muddle has been illustrated by Robert Tyndall, who worked with Blyton on the original books and has drawn Noddy since 1953. He said that illustrating the new book had brought back "many happy memories".
"Revisiting Noddy after all these years reminded me of just what a brilliant storyteller Enid was," he said. "The innocence at the heart of the Noddy stories still have an appeal that no contemporary characters quite match.
"Stepping into your grandmother's shoes when your grandmother was Enid Blyton is no easy task, but Sophie has done a wonderful job."
Although she has omitted the golliwogs, Miss Smallwood has introduced two new characters into Noddy's circle of friends – a snorting bull and bossy cockerel.
She said: "The bull is very protective of his cows and gets very upset when they all turn blue. He also takes rather a shine to Mr Plod. I introduced the cockerel because we used to have a cockerel when I was young called Charlie, and I'd still love to keep one now, though I don't think it would be fair on the neighbours so I have written one instead. I hope that people enjoy reading the new book as much as I enjoyed writing it."
Blyton wrote 24 original Noddy books between 1942 and 1963, with the first book, Noddy Goes to Toyland, published in 1949. Since then, the books have sold more than 200 million copies and been translated into 27 different languages.
According to TMZ, "Grand Theft Auto V" attempted to lowball rapper Daz Dillinger, then jacked his music without paying him a cent ... this according to a cease and desist letter Daz fired off to the makers of GTA V. In the letter to Take-Two Interactive Software and Rockstar Games, Daz and his attorney say "C-Walk" and "Nothin' But the Cavi Hit" are used in the record-setting game, even though Daz turned down the company's "offensively low offer of $4,271.00 for both songs."
Now, the ex-member of the legendary Dogg Pound is demanding they make him a better offer or -- and this is a biggie -- recall and destroy ALL unsold copies of the game. Keep in mind ... more than 15 million copies of GTA V have already sold -- and there are probably just as many, if not more, sitting on store shelves right now. Not to mention the riot such a recall would cause in the gaming community. Daz tells TMZ this case is about "respecting an artist's work. Rockstar didn't do that here and I can't let them get away with it." Daz and his attorneys at Kushner Carlson are giving the GTA V makers 14 days to comply with their demands ... or strike a deal. Tick tock ...
August Alsina's “I Luv This Shit” is getting put through the remix ringer. While Trinidad James was featured on Alsina's original, the track has since been reinvented thanks to Chris Brown and Trey Songz hopping on the remix. Now, another crooner is putting his stamp on Alsina's breakthrough single.
Jeremih takes the reigns on his own “I Luv This Shit” remix. Things get dirty around the two-minute mark with the 26-year-old Chicago native giving a play-by-play on a naughty hook up. Luv it?
The deadly cousin of the black widow has reached EVERY PART of southern Britain and the species is fast spreading north into Wales and the midlands. Warmer temperatures mean the venomous arachnids - by far the most poisonous spider on our shores - are breeding faster than ever before. And there has been an explosion of sightings in the last 48 HOURS as far north as Birmingham. IT worker Dan Bagley from Guildford, Surrey said he had seen more than THIRTY false widows in his garden. He said: "Once you know what to look for they are fairly easy to spot. "The webs can be spotted easily as they are shaped like a hammock. "They move very quickly because they hide. I saw a fly land and then the spider nip out, kill it, and nip back in again. "I have been doing a lot of work in the garden and I just started spotting them everywhere. "The females are much smaller, but I have seen some pretty big ones as well." The false widow is the most dangerous of more than 600 species of spider in BritainThe false widow is the most dangerous of more than 600 species of spider in Britain Decorator Andy Pitty from Dartford in Kent has counted a staggering FIFTY of the spiders at his home. The 43-year-old said: "An expert told me he was surprised they were in the garden and not in the house so I’m just worried about them coming in for warmth. "I had seen a couple of babies so knew they had young. I went out with my torch one night and the fence was coming to life. "I caught one and I’m sure it was a male. I put it in a glass with one of the baby spiders and it just killed it within seconds."
The spiders have been found as far north as BirminghamThe spiders have been found as far north as Birmingham “ I went out with my torch one night and the fence was coming to life with false widows” Decorator Andy Pitty from Dartford in Kent The spiders, which have a distinctive 'white skull' on their backs will only bite if they feel threatened. Although most people will only suffer localised pain and swelling, the bite may trigger an extreme allergic reaction - an anaphylactic shock - in some, which could prove fatal. One dad told how he was horrified to see a false widow crawling towards his six-month-old baby Ethan.
David Banks, who has a keen interest in arachnids, saw the 'fearsome looking beast' and moved swiftly before the spider could get near the tot.
Mr Banks, from Blackheath in south London, said: "I saw something out of the corner of my eye. It was a spider crawling towards the baby. "I had the hairs on the back of my neck up. "It is a fearsome-looking beast with a skull on its back. "It did make me a bit worried when I saw it, especially when I trapped it and saw the markings." He added: "You don’t often see spiders of that size in this country and looking like that. "My rule of thumb is – anything with a nasty looking marking on the back is making a point." Millions of spiders are moving into houses as the weather gets colderMillions of spiders are moving into houses as the weather gets colder The British Arachnological Society said the false widow - Latin name Steatoda Nobilis - is now 'extremely abundant' in some places. The vast majority of sightings have been in outbuildings, sheds and houses although many have also been spotted in parks and gardens. Alex Michael, 36, also from Kent, told the Daily Star last week how his hand "swelled like a balloon" after being bitten by a false widow. He initially had blood tests and x-rays at both Queen Mary’s Hospital in Sidcup and Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Woolwich, as experts desperately tried to find out what was wrong. He said: "If they bite a young kid of an elderly person who hasn’t got a great metabolism it could be quite dangerous."
Alex Michael was bitten by a false widow spiderAlex Michael was bitten by a false widow spider The purple and black spiders have an abdomen the size of a 1p piece. They eat insects, other invertebrates and even other spiders. Female false widows lay up to 120 eggs at a time and experts claim their numbers in Britain have surged because of global warming. Environmentalist Matt Shardlow, of conservation charity Buglife, said: "Climate change may have helped. "The species would have also adapted and evolved to cope with the colder weather.”