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Kung Fu star Carradine found dead

Kill Bill and Kung Fu star David Carradine has been found dead in a Bangkok hotel room today.

Thai police told the BBC the 72-year-old was found naked by a hotel maid in a wardrobe with a cord around his neck and other parts of his body.

The US star was in Thailand filming his latest film, Stretch, according to his personal manager Chuck Binder. Mr Binder said the news was "shocking", adding: " He was full of life, always wanting to work... a great person."

A US embassy official confirmed the actor's death, but added that the cause of death had not yet been established.

However, Thai newspaper The Nation reported that police believe the actor took his own life, and preliminary investigations found that he hanged himself.

Carradine was part of an acting dynasty which included his father, John Carradine, and brothers Bruce, Keith and Robert. The star was best known for his role as Kwai Chang Caine in the 1970s TV series Kung Fu, which spawned sequels in the '80s and '90s. The character became one of the most iconic roles in US TV and earned Carradine both Emmy and Golden Globe nominations.  

While his film career saw him working with directors including Martin Scorsese and Ingmar Bergman, the cult actor was considered something of a B-movie legend.
In 2003, after years in the straight-to-video market, Carradine found a new audience thanks to his role in the Quentin Tarantino film Kill Bill. He was most recently seen on the big screen as a Chinese mobster in Crank: High Voltage, opposite British actor Jason Statham.

Carradine was an accomplished composer, musician, musical performer and songwriter. According to his official website, he was also a sculptor and a painter.
He is survived by his wife, Annie Bierman, and three children including actresses Calista and Kansas.

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Kill Bill stars David Carradine and Uma Thurman
David Carradine believed he delivered "some of my best work" in Kill Bill

Kung Fu

£5000 Fine for Paying Less Than Minimum Wage!
As from 6 April, there is a new penalty for employers who pay workers below the national minimum wage and a new method of working out arrears owing to those employees.
Employers who do not pay the minimum wage could be faced with an automatic fine of up to £5,000, while serious offenders could receive an unlimited fine.
HM Revenue and Customs compliance officers get extra powers to carry out their investigations into breaches of the law on the national minimum wage.
The new method of calculating arrears means that employers have to pay any past wages owing to underpaid workers at the current minimum wage rates, not the rates when the workers were underpaid, if these are higher.
Any employer who underpays after 6 April 2009 will also be subject to a fine of 50 per cent of the total amount underpaid; the fine has a minimum level of £100 and a maximum of £5,000.
So the the Act also gives HMRC compliance officer's new inspection powers and strengthens the criminal regime for national minimum wage offences. Further details HERE:
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Latest Jobs

Job 1 - I am a freelance Journalist looking for people to post stories on real life experiences to be positioned in glossy magazines and daily newspapers. If you have a story to tell; contact me.


Job 2 - We are an established agency looking for aspiring mature models of all sizes. We are recruiting for various roles including photographic, fashion, tv, advertising, commercial and promotional. Most of our clients are household names and all agency work is paid and travel reimbursed. To apply,  please email 
Please ensure that you have some recent snapshots (professional photos not required), and your statistics (i.e. height, bust, waist, hips, shoe size) and please provide us with your contact telephone number.

The base agency was opened in 2007. In our short business life we have had massive success. We now want to match that past success and invite applicants to register with us.

We are looking for:
- Commercial models
- Character models
- Child models
- TV extras
- Dancers
- Actors/ actresses
- Tribute bands
- and lookalikes

The base agency would like to state that we charge no fees whatsoever other than our 20% commission once we find our base clients paid work. If you think you have what it takes to become a base client please apply now or for more information.


Job 3 -
Do you want to work Producing remixing tracks on Spec for a major label!

Dirty Little Funkers Records are on the lookout for a team of hard working talented producers and vocalists, who want to work within the music industry and work alongside Uks fastest growing record label.

The Label is currently stacked out with new projects and its growing at an alarming rate. We have over 15 tracks ready for release and 15 more that need projects finishing, we have also just signed possibly the biggest dance track for the summer which will be unveiled this week and fancy doing a remix, all you need to do is give us a ring or email your info to us, contact details are at bottom.

We currently have a major amount of projects that we are working on and record deals are flying in weekly.

We as a brand work with all major labels and majors and also recently started producing for USA market and major labels too.

Who are we looking for?

We are looking for hard working talented success driven producers and vocalists (male and female)and also specific projects required for the label.

We are in need of persons to reach and hit deadlines and to work promptly to schedule. With regard to vocalists come over to the studio and audition for us in the genres you feel we would require.

What does it entail working for Dirty Little Funkers records as a registered producer or vocalist!

The label will send you parts for tracks & producing remixes for artists, forthcoming releases. Original work will also be considered so if you have your own tracks that you’re looking to get signed, just email them over and we can get them signed for you.

As a vocalist you would be required to come to the studios on agreed days to record tracks and that’s it, let us do the work after that.
All work is contracted after agreed signing of vocal or remix or track.

The Genres we currently produce include House, Electronic, Electro House, Trance and also harder side of dance, we are open to sign tracks for all genres through our sister company Phatt Frequency Studios. So if its great music don’t be scared to send it through.

It doesn’t matter what your background or taste is, so long as you can produce to deadlines. All remixes and projects that you work on are on spec basis,meaning if the label likes the mix they sign it and then a deal is done or fee agreed.

We do offer a service also for mastering and we can also help out on final productions tightening up if need be.We have currently 3 full time studio producers working full time from Coventry studios so never a problem of being helped.!

We have an official application form for all budding producers that want to get noticed so just request a form.

The most important part of producing is to get your work noticed and with over 17 years in the music industry at top flight our team can achieve your dreams for you.

You do not even have to worry about any legals, we do it all for you, we are registered members of CATCO and also PRS and all legal requiring bodies,we also have a publishing company agreement that wont be beaten for all original material.

This opportunity is for those producers and vocalists that want to get recognized for there skills.

Applicants are expected to have enthusiasm, professionalism and ability to work under pressure and if your remixes are accepted then you’re getting success already.

All accepted remixes are subject to contracts of agreements.

So get it sorted out and make your career move today!
Feel free to browse over the website
The record label website is just being built now so bear with us a few days for that separate site.

Please email all enquiries to the label manager Paul Dunne on or just give us a ring on 02476590764 (office hours) 9am – 8pm. Or 07853366993.

We look forward to hearing from you!


Job 4 -
Our new TV show has got everyone really excited and incorporates the very best bits of programmes that have gone before.

Programming is planned to run for twelve weeks and will be a unique experience for those lucky enough to be taking part. It will focus on the behaviour of individuals and the group as a whole, the participants drawn from various backgrounds and international cultures. The programme promises to be a unique experience for those taking part and the viewing public alike.

What makes this reality show different is that our contestants will not be subjected to eating grubs or humiliated in exposing their shortcomings in public but rather they will be exposed to the rich and lavish lifestyle enjoyed by only a fraction of wealthy people. This puts most participants out of their comfort zone and into the extravagant zone. Let’s all see how they adapt to this luxuriant lifestyle.

The contestants will attract votes from the viewing public by personal messages broadcast from the island and lodge appeals for votes on-line on the Dream Island website.

Like all great reality shows the participants will all want to stay on this island idyll.

It will be a vote from the viewing public on both TV and on-line to decide who stay on the island and who gets rescued. So every participant has the opportunity to post messages to attract votes from the public.

There are a number of special prizes for those contestants who perform a task well or entertain the other guests in a unique way. The Island Chieftain will set fun challenges in order to enable you to earn extra privileges.

We are delighted to announce that the prize for the winner of Dream Island will receive a credit crunch busting £100,000!

The real prize however is participating, you will experience the most extravagant desert island escape. Miles away from the hustle bustle of every day life we lead in the UK. You’ll be treated like princes and princess’ at the same time be gaining fans across the UK, who will be voting for you in their thousands.

The tasks and games that the Island Chieftain sets the group are a closely guarded secret and will only be revealed at the time on the island by the Island Chieftain.

To submit an application and be in with a chance of appearing on Dream Island, please apply now!

We look forward to hearing from you!

Job 5 - Models from around the world.

We discover, nurture and represent the best models in the world.

If you feel you may have the right look to join our agency then please apply TODAY!

Good Luck!

Job 6 -
Pntomime stars wanted! Comic dames and dancers aged 17+ in the UK Looking for all type of people for this years pantomimes, all types of roles available.

Looking for all type of people for this years pantomimes, all roles available, from principle boy/girl comic dames and dancers.

Please apply now to take part or for more information.

Note: all minors must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Payment details: paid role

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