Sunday, July 28, 2013

Musician JJ Cale dies of heart attack aged 74

GRAMMY award winning singer and songwriter JJ Cale, one of the most versatile musicians of his era who played everything from rock and roll to blues and jazz, has died after suffering a heart attack, his official website said on Saturday. Cale, who was 74, won a Grammyaward in 2008 for "The Road to Escondido," which he recorded with singer-songwriter Eric Clapton.

Born in Oklahoma City, Cale migrated to Los Angeles in the 1960s and flourished. Rock legend Neil Young once described Cale as the best electric guitar player he had ever seen other than the late Jimmy Hendrix.

Cale's official website said he died on Friday night at Scripps Hospital in La Jolla, California. There were no immediate plans for memorial services, the website said.

Rest easy JJ

Monday, July 22, 2013

Dennis Farina dies aged 69

LAW & Order star Dennis Farina has died at the aged of 69.

The former real-life police officer, best known for his role on the crime drama, passed away after suffering a blood clot in his lung.

The star also appeared in several movies, including ‘Get Shorty’, ‘Snatch’ and ‘Midnight Run’.

He has 3 adult children from his marriage to Patricia Farina, although the pair separated in 1980.

Thursday, July 18, 2013


Papiss Cissé has been fined for refusing to wear a shirt showing Newcastle club sponsor Wonga.

He has been given an initial fine of £5,000, rising to £47,987,654,334 if he hasn't paid by Friday.

I'll get me checkbook !

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Outrage at news station duped into reporting false and racist names for the Asiana crash pilots.

A San Francisco television station has been forced to make a humiliating apology after an on-air gaffe resulted in a live racist joke about the fatal Asiana plane crash.

During the midday broadcast on Friday, presenter Tori Campbell, announced that her news station, KTVU, had just learned the names of the four pilots who were on board Asiana flight 214 when it crashed at San Francisco International Airport on Saturday. 

She then proceeded to read out four fake names from a teleprompter whilst keeping a straight face.

The names poked fun at the crash and have been further criticized for their racist undertones.

It is not yet clear where the names originated but the broadcaster did confirm them with the National Transportation Safety Board before airing them.

The safety board said a summer intern told KTVU the names were correct.

The video of the cringe-worthy mistake has gone viral and drawn heavy criticism on the Internet.

The first name — 'Captain Sum Ting Wong' might have been a giveaway that something was not quite right.

After an ad break, the station was quick to correct the gaffe clarifying that the names were clearly wrong and blaming the National Transportation Safety Board for the incorrect information. Read more:

Friday, July 12, 2013

Broadcaster Alan Whicker dies aged 87

The distinguished TV presenter had been suffering from bronchial pneumonia.

 He passed away at his home in Jersey, his spokeswoman confirmed today.

 Whicker, whose career spanned nearly 60 years, was best-known for fronting Whicker's World.

 He became a journalist and broadcaster after the Second World War and joined the BBC in 1957.

 Alan Whicker was one of the most widely-travelled and popular broadcasters of his generation. For more than 40 years he roamed the world for the BBC and independent TV networks, seeking out the eccentric, the ludicrous and the socially revealing aspects of everyday life from all over the globe.

Whicker's World, his documentary programme, ran from 1959 to 1990. He acquired over the years an enviable reputation of having no equal as a television commentator.

Friday, July 5, 2013

Paulinho Upset Over Accidental Tottenham Transfer


Spanish Reports Claim Suarez To Join Chelsea For €40m – €5.5m-A-Year Deal Agreed

The controversial Uruguayan striker has been strongly linked with a move away from Anfield this summer after a turbulent season in England that saw him banned for 10 games for biting Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic.

It was the latest in a series of offences from the 26-year-old that have been punished by the FA and many thought that if he did leave Liverpool it would be to a team overseas after he revealed his frustration at the treatment he’d received on these shores, with Real Madrid thought to be his most likely destination.

However, AS are reporting that Suarez has turned his back on a move to the Spanish capital in favour of linking up with Jose Mourinho at Chelsea and they claim a €40m deal has been struck between the two clubs with the player understood to have agreed a contract worth €5.5m-per-season.