Sunday, 18 September 2011

Japanese pop group AKB48 has fake member

Japanese Pop star Aimi Eguchi from band AKB48 is unreal - literally!
Japanese pop group AKB48 have fooled fans into believing a new member had joined the group. But you could maybe describe new member Aimi Eguchi as a patchwork quilt of a popstar.

Now we've all heard of pop groups being manufactured but this is ridiculous!

Aimi Eguchi, latest member of Japanese pop group AKB48 only exists in the digital world. She is made up of a composite of 'the best bits' of the other six main members of the band.

A sort of fetching, female Frankenstein's monster I suppose.

Hey wait... is this what the SugarBabes, and En Vogue before them, already did?

Watch this vid for a bit of an explanation. Although not in English, you'll get the idea:

Read more: New Scientist

Also see: AKB48 Official site (English)

Sunday, 4 September 2011

Carlton Banks leads London riots?

Carlton Banks - Possible London riot suspect?
In the aftermath of the riots in the United Kingdom the British police released many images of rioters/looters in the hope that the general public could help to identify some of the culprits.

I'm not sure they were expecting results such as the one in the image above!

Saturday, 23 July 2011

Amy Winehouse found dead at home

Amy Winehouse died aged 27-years-old
A Metropolitan Police spokesperson confirmed that troubled singer Amy Winehouse has been found dead at her home in Camden, north London.

 The London Ambulance Service said it was called out to a 27-year-old woman at 1554 BST. But the woman died.

At present the cause of death is said to be unexplained.

On Twitter many people are mentioning something called the #27Club. This refers to the age of other world famous singers that died at the age of 27. They include Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Kurt Cobain, Jim Morrison and Brian Jones.

Read more: BBC Entertainment news
More on the 27 Club: - 27_Club

Wednesday, 20 July 2011

Leona Lewis Vs Avicii Vs Penguin Cafe Orchestra

Did Leona Lewis use Avicii's track which used the Penguin Cafe Orchestra's tune?
New single from pop singer Leona Lewis is causing/courting controversy.

Leona Lewis has a new single out called Collide. Taken from her third album. But it seems Leona has 'collided' with Ministry of Sound producer Avicii.

Avicci claims that Leona Lewis' new song is using his latest track Penguin. He claims the piano riff and the beat come directly from his song. Even though he in turn sampled the said piano riff from a track by the Penguin Cafe Orchestra called Perpetuum Mobile (hence the name of his track).

The controversy even sparked a war of words on Twitter, with Avicii first airing his views followed by Leona Lewis responding.

Compare for yourself with the following videos:

Read more: MSN Music

Thursday, 7 July 2011

Rupert Murdoch's News of the World to Close!

Rupert Murdoch's tabloid News of the World will close after phone hacking scandal.
The tabloid newspaper News of the World, part of Rupert Murdoch's News International will publish its last issue this Sunday.

The newspaper has been caught up in several serious legal tangles regarding phone hacking of celebrities, politicians and families of victims of well publicised serious crimes.

This Sunday will see the end of the paper's 168 year run.

Read more: BBC News

Tuesday, 5 July 2011

Sinead O'Connor's 2011 Look

Sinead O'Connor at the Manchester International Festival Pavilion Theatre 1 July 2011
Irish singer Sinead O'Conner appeared almost unrecognisable in Manchester, England at the beginning of this month.

Sinead performed at the Manchester International Festival on 1 July. The singer once synonymous with the shaven-headed look appeared on stage with medium length (but long for her) hair and a rather odd blue trouser suit.

Some people have said if they didn't know who she was and hadn't heard her yet, then she wouldn't look too out of place in a small country and western bar wearing that blue outfit.

Read more: The Daily Mail

Sunday, 26 June 2011

Salvage diver searching for Osama Bin Laden

Artists impression of what Osama Bin Laden may look like now
An "American patriot" salvage diver plans to scour the seven seas to fish out Osama Bin Laden's body to find out once and for all whether the al-Qaeda frontman is REALLY dead.

Bill Warren the 59-year-old Californian salvage diver plans to spend two weeks and $400,000 on the venture.

Read more: Fishin' Impossible - The dive for Osama's body -