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New Movie Payback Season will be released in cinemas across the country this week, starring a selection of British actors,  Bafta award-winning actor Adam Deacon, Nichola Burley, Leo Gregory, David Ajala, Anna Popplewell and Arnold Oceng amongst them.

Arnold Oceng and Adam Deacon, are reunited with this project after working together before on other projects including the much acclaimed movies Kidulthood, and Adulthood.

Arnold Oceng

Arnold Oceng has been named as ‘one to watch’ for 2012 by Young Voices magazine, his career is going from strength to strength, both in acting and as his music alter ego ‘Snakeyman‘.  We caught up with Arnold for a chat.  He tells us whats it’s like reuniting with his former co-star, about his big plans for the future, and what it means to him to be considered a role model, to young british film lovers.

Hi Arnold, we are looking forward to the release of your new movie Payback Season, (Released Friday March-9th 2012) can you tell our readers a little bit, what the film is about?

Payback season is about one person’s success and how his background comes back to haunt him.

It looks like it was a fun movie to do, what was it like on set with Adam Deacon, David Ajala, and co?

Well as I’m sure your aware, me and Adam have been on many sets together so that was kinda natural. But yeh to be on set with David and Ike for the first time was cool. There’s a lot of waiting round, so a lot of the time was spent doing what boys do… Ideal job eh!

Last year you were nominated for the Screen Nation Awards ‘young rising star’, how does it feel to have your talents recognised and appreciated?

Very nice actually, as a young black actor in the UK,  there aren’t that many platforms for your talent to be recognised, so it’s also appreciated! Since then I’ve been in quite a few things, so hopefully it won’t be the last time and then I can go even further and represent UK talent.

You had an amazing 2011 with some great roles, in films like Top Boy and Demons never Die, how did those films, develop you as an actor?

WOW, that’s a good question! Demons was more of a cameo for me as I knew the producers very well, but to be involved directly with Idris Elba through the project definitely opened my eyes. Playing ‘money man Fem’ in Top Boy was wicked, again it was a whole new team to be a part of and the whole nation got to see me play a new type of character. That accent still gets commented on now!

At Sataloma News we are always searching for good role models for the youth in the uk, we think you are one of those role models, how does it feel knowing that young Britain is looking up to you?

Just humbling really, as an actor you just try to be the best you can on-screen. But that’s just my job. To be recognised as a role model isn’t something I take for granted! I’m glad you feel young Britain is looking up to me as we all know there is a lot of bad things going on that they could be focussing on.

What advice would you give the kids today, who are looking to chase their dreams, just like you have?

To get involved, with all the social networks and government-funded projects that are around us which has been the catalyst for so much creativity and achievement. You can truly be what you want to be if you just get involved, get the ball rolling man!

What kind of acting roles are you looking to do in the future?

Just ones I haven’t done before really, Ive achieved a lot for my age, so if I can diversify now,  hopefully I won’t become too typecast in the future.  If I had to say one though, I’d say ones with authority,  a policeman, doctor or a fireman that sort of character.

You have a music alter ego, Snakeyman, what is happening right now with the music ?

Lots man, My new track ‘Soldiers’ comes out on March 26th and features Ghetts on the remix. After that, next single out in June followed by an EP.

Whats next for Arnold Oceng?

3 films this year and more music. Right now I’m focused on the 3 M’s.    Money, Music and Movies!!


trailer courtesy of Official Payback Season Trailer


Remebering Whitney Houston

Whitney Houston

We will always remember where we were, when we heard the tragic and sad news that Whitney Houston had passed away.  The news sent shock waves through the entertainment industry, sparking outcries of grief.  Whitney has been described by so many people over the years as the beautiful woman with the best voice in the world, Oprah Winfrey calling her simply, ‘The Voice’ Her vocal range and the heavenly tone to her voice, has made it immediately recognisable and loved by millions.  Whitney Houston has had many highs and lows in her life, her career success is unprecedented, winning over 400 awards during her singing and acting career, platinum selling albums, sell out concerts worldwide, and a name that is a known in almost every country on the planet. Her relationship, and subsequent marriage to R&B artist Bobby Brown was globally documented. A high-profile wedding, public displays of affection toward each other, fights, court appearances, and regularly documented, battle against drug addiction. The pair had a daughter together, Bobbi-Kristina, in 1993, now 18 years old the young lady was evidently and not surprisingly devastated by the untimely death of her mother, she was even said to have been briefly taken into a rehab and relaxation center. Whitney Houston was found dead in her hotel suite, on February 11, it has been reported that she was found in her bath tub. The cause of death is yet to be released. Her death came on the eve of the Grammy Awards, and became the main foocus of the evening, as the shocking news spread. A funeral was held for whitney a few days later.  Whitney’s now ex husband, arrived at the global superstars funeral, but when he demanded to be taken to his daughter, security alledgedly refused to take him near her, and he stormed out of the church before the ceremony even began, causing a media storm.

Whitey has now been laid to rest in Newark, New Jersey, next to her beloved father John Jr., gone but neer forgotten.

Born Whitney Elizabeth Houston, in Newark New Jersey , in 1963, her mother Cici, a gospel singer and her father John, an army serviceman, could neer have imagined what and who they had created. With a plethora of singers amongst her family including Dionne Warwick, her own mother, and her godmother, Darlene Love and life long family friend Aretha Franklin, it wasn’t a great surprise that Whitney was musical, but no one could ever have guessed the impact miss Houston would have on the world of entertainment.

Discovered by Clive Davis, in 1983, after a colleague of his at Arista Records saw her perform with her mother on stage, Davis was so impressed by Whitney’s vocals, and beautiful look, that he immediately offered her a worldwide record contract, and her debut album Whitney Houston, was a global hit.

the rest as they say is history, id be shocked if there was a person on this planet that didn’t know a Whitney song, her tracks are timeless and will stay on the radio waves forever.

Rest In Peace Whitney.



A leading Mens Therapist Dr. Phil Tyson has claimed that an increasing number of men are seeking help for eating disorders.

Dr. Tyson says that national statistics estimate that between 10 and 25 per cent of people experiencing eating disorders ae men, Dr. Tyson says that his practice, based in Manchester, is reflecting this statistic.
“We are now seeing 17 and 18-year-old males that are exhibiting the similar cultural pressures that young girls and women have always had: to be ‘beautiful’.”
Dr. Tyson says that men are presenting themselves with a wide range of unhealthy body issues including an addiction to exercise and poor diet, sometimes also coupled with the taking of steroids, in order to try to achieve ‘male beauty’.
Other symptoms can include anorexia and bulimia or bigorexia (also known as reverse anorexia) where a man is showing compulsive obsessive behaviour to continually build his muscles.
“It’s quite evident that there is a lack of professional resources for men suffering from eating disorders in the UK. The exception is the charitable organisation ‘Men Get Eating Disorders Too’ which provides some guidance and signposting and is working hard to raise awareness.
Dr Tyson continues, “However, many professional counsellors and psychotherapists have not been trained to recognise the symptoms and are failing to notice and treat men with eating disorders “Equally, men find it difficult to accept diagnosis and treatment although there’s not much support available particularly in the NHS.”
Dr. Tyson, 44, works as a counsellor and psychotherapist, based in Manchester, and specialises in working with men and couples, particularly in the areas of depression, anxiety disorders, premature ejaculation, sex addiction, bereavement, terminal illness, and health anxiety.
He also writes a blog about men’s well-being and mental health, as well as essays on counselling and related themes.
He is regularly quoted in national magazines and talks on radio about men’s and relationship issues.
Last year, he published his first book “An Ethnographic Study of a Counsellor Training Programme: Person Centred Theory in Action.” about his experiences of training to be a psychotherapist 10 years ago.
He is an Accredited Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).
He has three degrees from the University of Manchester: a 1st class degree in Psychology, a Master of Philosophy in HIV Counselling and Support, and a Ph.D. in Counselling Theory and Counselling Practice.
Dr. Tyson is also a former lecturer in psychology at Manchester Metropolitan University.

If you or anyone you know have concerns relating to any of the issues in this article contact Men Get Eating Disorders Too’ , where there is always somebody to help.

British healthcare organisation, Bupa has revealed that almost a third of women in the UK* (29%) say they have never been for any type of health screening.

This includes cervical screening, which is vital in detecting abnormal, pre-cancerous cells which may lead to cervical cancer.
Around 2,900 women in the UK are diagnosed with Cervical Cancer  every year. However, it is one of the most preventable cancers, with deaths from the disease having fallen over the last 25 years, precisely because of large numbers of women undergoing cervical screenings. Many women are put off going for a screening owing to a lack of information on what it involves and anxiety about dealing with abnormal results. To help, Bupa is offering advice on the subject.
Dr Katrina Herren, Medical Director, Bupa Health and Wellbeing, said: “Cervical screening detects pre-cancerous cells which can develop into cervical Cancer. Early detection of pre-cancerous cells is vitally important in preventing cervical cancer so if your test does detect these abnormal cells, don’t panic. It means that the cells which could develop into the cancer have been detected and can be monitored closely or treated to prevent them developing into cancer.”

Photo By Nils Jorgensen / Rex Features Jade Goody

A cervical screening is a simple procedure carried out by a doctor or qualified nurse which can detect pre-cancerous cells in the cervix which can develop into cervical cancer. Early detection of changes to cervical cells is vitally important in minimising the impact of the disease, which is why all women over the age of 25 are encouraged to have cervical screens.
A cervical smear test is just one of the tests included in Bupa’s female health assesment For women who are primarily concerned with their breast and gynaecological health, Bupa Female Health offers a thorough check and the opportunity to discuss any health concerns youhave. You can arrange fo a smear test at your GP’s Sugery, with your local nurse, or at any Sexual Health and Family Planning Clinincs, acoss the country.  The 60 minute Bupa assessment focuses on the early detection of breast and gynaecological conditions as well as other health risks such as diabetes.     After the tragic loss of Celebrity personality and mother of two, Jade Goody, Women went in their thousands to have a smear test, now that time has passed we must never foget the message that Jade sent to all women, that we must never put it off.

*Data taken from Bupa Health Pulse 2011. Research carried out by Ipsos MORI between 22nd April and 23rd May 2011 on 1021 women (aged 18+) in the UK.

Scary spice Mel B is to appear on UK TV screens in ads for the Jenny Craig weight loss programme.

Mel B joined the JENNY CRAIG Programme in Australia – where the ad campaign originally launched – where she was working as a judge on X-Factor.  Now, Mel has already passed the halfway mark to her goal and there’s no stopping her!
“I am so excited I’ve passed my halfway.  My humps and bumps are still there but they’re a little bit smaller and I’m loving it“ Mel B said.
“Being halfway on my weight loss journey means I’m happier and healthier.  I still don’t get much sleep at night thanks to Madison, but with my new-found energy I’m able to be a better mother.

Mel B is fronting JENNY CRAIG’s latest campaign with huge success, appealing to mothers to invest in themselves.
“Like all mums, I sometimes feel a little guilty taking time out for myself.  But this is about my health.  I think mums are the centre of their universe, so it’s just something I just had to do,” says Mel B.
In true Mel B fashion, she also had a more personal reward for when she finally reached her goal weight.  “I cannot wait until I reach my goal weight – I can, not, WAIT!  I’m gonna get my ‘thong on’!!  Woot Woot!”
Mel B acknowledges JENNY CRAIG’s 30 years experience as leading weight management experts and providing a support system second-to-none with individual consultants and tailored eating plans.
“Let’s face it, it’s really hard to lose weight by yourself…I hate diets – they don’t work, they’re confusing. JENNY CRAIG is not a diet, it’s a healthy eating plan that makes losing weight easy. I get everything figured out for me and I get supported every single week by my own consultant. I get my breakfast, lunch, and dinner already set, already planned, and my snacks. Brilliant!’” said Mel B.

Replenishing our skin and keeping it hydrated is essential, and you don’t need expensive replenishing cream to do so. Water is your miracle skin and body refresher, and here’s how and why.

Approximately 65% of our body is made up of water, it s the main ingredient of all your bodily fluids, but it really won’t take blood sweat and tears, to keep them all replenished.  Drinking throughout the day small amounts but often, is all you need to do, if you keep sipping then you are rehydrating.  Aim to drink at least 4 pints of good clean water a day, but it is important to pace it through the whole day, little and often is the key. It is not advisable to drink large amounts n one, 2 pints is the recommended maximum. And never drink more than 6 pints n a day.

The rewards of drinking water regularly is undeniable,

  • Better general health
  • clear brighter eyes
  • higher energy levels
  • brighter complection
  • reduced amount of spots and blemishes
  • reduction of bloating
  • improves blood flow and circulation

All this happens because water contains essential nutrients, and once consumed it is carried to every cell in your body, at the same time flushing toxins.

Dehydration itself causes stress on your body, and in turn causes further dehydration, so the obvious and simple answer is to keep sipping that water.

Jay-Z today posted a new track dedicated to his and Beyoncé’s new baby girl Blue Ivy Carter, , and in it, some very honest lyrics, even telling of a devastating miscarriage, prior to falling pregnant with their daughter.

The new track posted on his website today is called Glory, and includes the Lyrics, ‘Last time the miscarriage was so tragic-We was afraid you’d disappear-But nah baby you magic.’ tells of the couples worry that Beyonce would miscarry again.

The couple also released a joint statement today  saying

” Blue ‘was delivered naturally at a healthy 7 lbs and it was the best experience of both of our lives” The couple adds, “Her birth was emotional and extremely peaceful, we are in heaven. We are thankful to everyone for all your prayers, well wishes, love and support.’

The new track which is produced by Pharrel is an open and honest account of the new fathers love and emotions, toward his new born daughter, and at the end the sounds of a new-born baby, which are believed to be an actual recording of Blue Ivy Carter.
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Katy Perry has spoken out on twitter about the gossip revolving around her imminent Divorce from funny man Russel Brand.

It was announced recently that comedian hollywood actor Russell Brand, had filed for divorce from Katy Perry after just 17 months of marriage, and so far neither camps have revealed any more information than that, but now Katy has finally spoken out via her twitter account.

‘I am so grateful for all the love and support I’ve had from people around the  world. You guys have made my heart happy again,’ Katy tweeted – Concerning the gossip, I want to be clear that NO ONE speaks for me. Not a blog,  magazine, “close sources” or my family.

Katy’s parents are Evangelical preachers, and have told their congregation recently that they still love their daughter although they do not agree with her life choices.

It seems Katy wants to make i clear that she is still the headstrong woman who is responsible for her own actions, and stands by her own life choices, although it does seem from her tweet that she has been feeling very heart-broken since Brand filed for divorce.