Thursday, 26 February 2015

Photos: Nigerian protesters storms Gen. Buhari's speech venue in London

List of winners from 2015 BRITS Awards

Check out the full list of winners below:
British Male Solo Artist 
Damon Albarn
Ed Sheeran - WINNER
George Ezra
Paolo Nutini
Sam Smith
British Female Solo Artist
Ella Henderson
FKA twigs
Jessie Ware 
Lily Allen
Paloma Faith - WINNER
British Group
Clean Bandit
One Direction
Royal Blood - WINNER
British Breakthrough Act
FKA twigs
George Ezra
Royal Blood
Sam Smith - WINNER
Critics' Choice
George The Poet
James Bay  WINNER
Years & Years
British Single
Calvin Harris - 'Summer'
Clean Bandit featuring Jess Glynne - 'Rather Be'
Duke Dumont featuring Jax Jones - 'I Got U'
Ed Sheeran - 'Thinking Out Loud'
Ella Henderson - 'Ghost'
George Ezra - 'Budapest'
Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars - 'Uptown Funk' - WINNER
Route 94 featuring Jess Glynne - 'My Love'
Sam Smith - 'Stay with Me'
Sigma - 'Nobody to Love'
British Video
Calvin Harris - 'Summer'
Charli XCX - 'Boom Clap'
Duke Dumont featuring Jax Jones - 'I Got U'
Ed Sheeran - 'Thinking Out Loud'
Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars - 'Uptown Funk'
One Direction - 'You and I' - WINNER
Rita Ora - 'I Will Never Let You Down'
Route 94 featuring Jess Glynne - 'My Love'
Sam Smith - 'Stay with Me'
Sigma - 'Nobody to Love'
MasterCard British Album of the Year
alt-J - This Is All Yours
Ed Sheeran - x - WINNER
George Ezra - Wanted on Voyage
Royal Blood - Royal Blood
Sam Smith - In the Lonely Hour
British Producer of the Year
Alison Goldfrapp and Will Gregory
Jake Gosling
Paul Epworth - WINNER
International Male Solo Artist
Jack White
John Legend
Pharrell Williams - WINNER
International Female Solo Artist
Lana Del Rey
St Vincent
Taylor Swift - WINNER
International Group
5 Seconds of Summer
The Black Keys
First Aid Kit
Foo Fighters - WINNER
The War on Drugs
Brits Global Success
Sam Smith - WINNER

South Korea has legalized adultery

The South Korean Constitutional Court at its plenary session yesterday February 25th struck down a 60-year-old law which forbids all act of adultery and punishes violators with two years imprisonment.

The presiding justice, Park Han-Chul while striking out the law said even though the act of adultery is bad, the country had no power in interfering in peoples private lives

“Even if adultery should be condemned as immoral, state power should not intervene in individuals’ private lives,” said presiding justice Park Han-Chul.

In the last six years, close to 5,500 people have been formerly arraigned on adultery charges including nearly 900 in 2014. In 2004, 216 people were jailed for adultery but the numbers dropped to 42 in 2008 and from 2008 till date, only 22 people had been sentenced to jail.

Vin diesel is expecting his third child: The baby might affect Fast and Furious 7's Abu Dhabi world premiere

The Fast and Furious star and his longtime girlfriend, Paloma Jiménez, are expecting their third child together.
But because the baby is expected to arrive around the time that Furious 7 hits theaters, The Hollywood Reporter reports that Diesel has backed out of the ritzy premiere slated for March 10 at the Emirates Palace in Abu Dhabi, one of the film's locations.
A studio source confirm that both the junket and the premiere have moved from Abu Dhabi to Los Angeles.
As a result, Universal has cancelled and subsequently relocated the world premiere to Los Angeles.
A source told the trade magazine, "He wants to be with his family at the birth; it's a beautiful thing. What human being wouldn't?"
Universal is "happy to premiere the film in L.A., birthplace of the franchise, where a core fan base exists," a studio insider told THR.

America's Next Top Model contestant Mirjana Puhar among three killed in triple homicide

America's Next Top Model contestant Mirjana Puhar was killed Tuesday in a triple homicide at her boyfriend's home in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Police have arrested and charged Emmanuel Jesus Rangel with the murders of 23-year-old Jonathan Cosme Alvarado (Puhar's boyfriend), Jusmar Isiah Gonzaga-Garcia, 21, and Puhar. According to police, Rangel was located Wednesday morning and transported to police headquarters. After he completed an interview with law enforcement, he was charged with three counts of first-degree murder.
He will remain in police custody.
Rangel has also been charged in connection with another murder that took place in Matthews, North Carolina, on Feb. 22, 2015. 

Nineteen-year-old Puhar competed in the 21st cycle of the modeling show, which aired last year, and was eliminated during the tenth episode. Keith Carlos, the first-ever male winner onANTM and winner of Puhar's season, tweeted, "I Love You @mirjanapuhar #RIP #ANTMCycle2" along with a photo. Contestant Chantelle Young, who now goes by the name Winnie Harlow, also shared her condolences on Twitter, writing, "Fly high queen @mirjanapuhar #RIP."Raelia Lewis tweeted, "I'm heart broken."

Fly high queen @mirjanapuhar 👑😪#RIP💔

In a touching Facebook post, Cycle 21 runner-up Will Jardell wrote, "@mirjanapuhar you are an amazing human being and you will be extremely missed. All I can do is think about the hilarious memories we've had together and smile. You are one of the kindest most passionate people I know and I am at a loss knowing that you are gone. Reality TV may have painted you one way but make no mistake you are an incredible and loving person that the world will truly miss. You are a part of my family and always will be. I pray for your family and friends during this time and I pray that you can rest in peace knowing that your #antm family LOVES you forever and always. I love you @mirjanapuhar #antmfamily."
Cycle 20 contestant Mike Scocozza also tweeted about Puhar's death, writing, "My thoughts are with the family and friends of @mirjanapuhar. Such terrible news. RIP. #ANTM #antmfam."
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the victims' families.

My thoughts are with the family and friends of @mirjanapuhar. Such terrible news. RIP. #ANTM #antmfam

News Credit: E!News

Taryn Manning: I would do Crossroads 2

So when Manning stopped by the E! News studio on Wednesday to debut the music video for her latest single "All the Way," we had to ask the 36-year-old Orange Is the New Black star whether she would ever reteam with her Crossroads co-stars—and her response was better than we could have ever expected! 
"I would do Crossroads 2," the blond beauty, who looked adorable in bright yellow sweater, revealed to E! News before adding, "And a Hustle and Flow 2. And an 8 Mile 2." 
In addition to admitting she's totally game to take part in a number of sequels, the actress also gushed over her former co-stars and had wonderful things to say about Zoe's look at the Oscars. 
"She was stunning. I've known her since Crossroads, which was a long time ago," she said with a smile of her former co-star, whom she tweeted at on the night of the Academy Awards to tell her she looked beautiful. "We were really good friends—we are—but I haven't seen her in so long and I was just like, 'Wow,' she nailed it." 
Of course, this isn't the first time that a Crossroads sequel has come up in conversation. 
Back in December 2013, Saldana appeared on an episode of Watch What Happens Live! whereshe was asked about the unedited version of Spears' track "Alien," which was previously leaked without auto-tune. 
"Well, that's mean, because I'm pretty sure that 80 percent of our musical artists would be mortified if they were caught singing without their own auto-tune," Saldana said before applauding her former co-star. 
"I have a huge amount of respect for Britney Spears. She was the one big, big celebs that I met when I started to work in Hollywood who literally was humble. I do believe that people and children gravitate to good energy, and she's definitely an abundance of that."

Microsoft to Offer N3.5m to Young Nigerian Entrepreneurs

As part of its commitment to supporting the development of  entrepreneurship in Nigeria, Microsoft Mobile Devices and Services would be awarding  N3.5m to 5 Nigerians with brilliant business ideas in its Microsoft Lumia 535 Dual SIM activation, tagged from "Passion to Empire", which would run from February 16, 2015 to March 31, 2015.
According to General Manager, Microsoft Mobile Devices and Services, West Africa, Joseph Umunakwe, “Passion to Empire” would help young entrepreneurs push their boundaries and test the strength of their ideas.
 “Running a start-up is challenging in any environment, so Microsoft wants to empower entrepreneurs in Nigeria who have great business ideas.  “Passion to Empire” would not be about a cash grant only.  The winners will also be mentored by highly successful celebrity entrepreneurs, House of Tara’s Tara FelaDurotoye, Chocolate City’s AuduMaikori and Jobberman’sOpeyemiAwoyemi.” Umunakwe said. 

To participate in “Passion to Empire”, interested entrepreneurs need to buy the Microsoft Lumia 535 Dual SIM or any other Lumia smartphone or tablet, make a video detailing how you plan to grow your business,label the video with your name and IMEI number and upload to www.microsoft.com/mobile.

BBA winner Kevin Chuwang Pam and wife celebrate 4th wedding anniversary

BBA winner, Kevin Chuwang Pam and his Tanzanian wife Elizabeth who he met in the BBA House in 2009 are celebrating their 4th wedding anniversary today. The couple got married in Feb 2011 and have two kids, a girl and a boy. Congratulations to both of them.

Russian TV actor wakes up to find his testicles stolen by organ traffickers

Police in Russia have launched a full scale search for a gang of organ traffickers including a sexy lady and doctor who drugged 30 year old TV Soap actor Dmitry Nikolaev and removed his testicles.

According to reports, Dmitry, a married man, met a random young blonde woman who approached him at a bar after he finished a performance at a small Moscow theatre. They both had drinks and afterwards she invited him to a sauna which he agreed to. And there, he lost his testicles.
At the sauna, the two kissed and had some beer and that was the last he remembered. He said he woke up the next morning at a bus stop, feeling acute pain, with blood on his trousers. His testicles had been cut off.

The police believe the lady and her gang intend to sell his testicle at the human organ black market. The actor, now working as a children's animator, was too embarrassed at first to explain what had happened to his wife, but later did. They are now looking for his testicles.

Photos: CloseUp Cupid Games Ends In Style

Thursday, 19 February 2015

Goldie Hawn Explains why a First Wives Club sequel was scrapped and hints she might return to acting on TV

Nineteen years after The First Wives club became a cult classic, one of its stars has finally revealed why a proposed sequel was scrapped. Goldie Hawn, who played washed-up Oscar winner Elise Elliot Atchison, explains that "the big money goes to kids and young men." That means the comedy's principal trio—Hawn, Diane Keaton and Bette Midler—would have been underpaid had they each reprised their roles.
"We were all women of a certain age, and everyone took a cut in salary to do it so the studio could make what it needed. We all took a smaller back end than usual and a much smaller front end. And we ended up doing incredibly well. The movie was hugely successful. It made a lot of money. We were on the cover of Time magazine," the 69-year-old actress recalls in Harvard Business Review's March 2015 issue.
"But two years later, when the studio came back with a sequel, they wanted to offer us exactly the same deal. We went back to ground zero. Had three men come in there, they would have upped their salaries without even thinking about it," she says. "But the fear of women's movies is embedded in the culture."
The First Wives Club earned $181,490,000 worldwide on a reported $30 million budget.
Directed by Hugh Wilson and produced by Scott Rudin, The First Wives Club featured an all-star cast that included Elizabeth Berkley, Stockard Channing, Stephen Collins, Jennifer Dundas, Victor Garber, Marcia Gay Harden, Dan Hedaya, Sarah Jessica Parker and Maggie Smith. Kathie Lee Gifford, Ed Koch, Heather Locklear, Gloria Steinem, James Naughtonand Ivana Trump also made special appearances.
Hawn appeared in four movies after The First Wives Club: 1996's Everyone Says I Love You, 1999's The Out-of-Towners, 2001's Town & Country and 2002's The Banger Sisters. Though she voiced Peggy McGee in a 2013 episode of Disney Channel's Phineas and Ferb, the actress has been focused on her MindUP program and spending time with her longtime love, Kurt Russell, plus their three kids and five grand kids.
The actress was once attached to star in a pilot for HBO, but that fell through. Might she return to acting full-time? According to Hawn, she is "looking at a potential television series that's in its nascent stages."
Why has Hawn become so selective about her TV and movie roles? "It's important, at least for me, that while we're entertaining there's also something substantive to talk about," the Private Benjamin actress says. "Whether you're an actor, producer, writer, or director, it's all about the story you're going to tell."

Mo'Nique says roles in Empire and The Butler ''just went away'': Lee Daniels told me I have been ''blackballed''

The former star of The Parkers, who won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role as the title character's abusive, domineering mother in Precious, writes in an essay in the Feb. 27 issue of The Hollywood Reporter that director-producer Lee Daniels clued her in just a few months ago.
Noting that an Oscar win "normally does" lead to "more respect, choices, money" in the business, Mo'Nique writes, "But I got a phone call from Lee Daniels...And he said to me, 'Mo'Nique, you've been blackballed.' I said, 'Why?' And he said, 'Because you didn't play the game.'" 
After steamrolling the competition throughout the 2009-10 awards season, Mo'Nique famously didn't campaign for her Oscar, going on to say in her acceptance speech that she was grateful to the Academy "for showing that it can be about the performance and not the politics."
"I said, 'Well, what game is that?'" her THR piece continues. "He gave me no response."
People who would say that she's "difficult," "tactless" or "tacky" would "probably be right," the actress writes. "That's why I have my beautiful husband because he's so full of tact. I'm just a girl from Baltimore. But being from that place, you learn not to let anybody take advantage of you."
Since co-starring in Precious with Gabourey SidibeLenny Kravitzand an unrecognizable Mariah Carey, the 47-year-old actress only has a few credits to her name, none of them major theatrical releases.
Mo'Nique also writes that she was offered the role of Forest Whitaker's wife in Lee Daniels' The Butler, a part that ultimately went to Oprah Winfrey; a role in the Daniels-produced Fox hit Empire; and the role of Richard Pryor's grandmother [also now set to be played by Oprah] in the upcoming biopic Daniels is working on—but, she adds, "they all just went away."
In response to Mo'Nique, Daniels said in a statement to THR:
"Mo'Nique is a creative force to be reckoned with. Her demands through Precious were not always in line with the campaign. This soured her relationship with the Hollywood community. I consider her a friend. I have and will always think of her for parts that we can collaborate on, however the consensus among the creative teams and powers thus far were to go another way with these roles."

Photo of the day: Angie Harmon

Angie Harmon comes so close to a wardrobe malfunction while revealing lots of leg during TV taping.

Eddie Murphy refused to play Bill Cosby for SNL40 because he won't kick a man when he's down

It had been 30 long years away from Studio 8H for Eddie Murphy, so clearly fans were super stoked to watch his return during the epic Saturday Night Live 40th Anniversary Special.
Unfortunately, viewers were left disappointed because Murphy's time back on the hit NBC show was so short-lived and underwhelming. However, Norm Macdonald revealed through a stream of tweets earlier tonight that they had a different plan in mind—but it fell through.
Apparently, Murphy was asked to play Bill Cosby for the Celebrity Jeopardy sketch, but declined to take on the now-controversial role.

Iggy Azalea is taking a break from social media, says "the internet is the ugliest reflection of mankind there is"

The "Problem" rapper returned home to California Wednesday after enjoying a romantic trip with Los Angeles Lakers player Nick Young. The couple happened to be photographed during their trip, and to Azalea's dismay, her bikini body was criticized by faceless internet bullies. The musician, 24, expressed her disappointment in a series of tweets, writing, "Just got back from a great vacation, came online and saw apparently it's shocking and unheard of to be a woman and have cellulite. Lol. I just want to have peace and relaxation time without a perve with long distance lense hiding out taking pictures, everyone deserves peace. I feel the hatred and pettiness i see online at all times is at making me become an angry person and I cannot be that. To become nasty because of the way I feel iam treated would be a disservice to my fans and I promise i will try to keep smiling. But I also want to let my fans know iam taking some time away from social media. I need to be happy and it is too negative and draining."
"My management will tweet/run my accounts from today onwards with updates etc unless any message is signed -IA. Love you all. Peace out!" said Azalea, whose North American concert series begins Apr. 14.
Azalea added, "The Internet is the ugliest reflection of mankind there is."
In recent months, Azalea has used Twitter to wage war on Papa John's Pizza after an employee allegedly shared her contact information with a relative. After the rapper ranted on the social networking site, the company issued a statement to E! News, saying, "Privacy of our customers and employees is extremely important to us. Papa John's has taken appropriate disciplinary action with regard to the employee involved. We are reaching out directly to Ms. Azalea and hope to resolve this incident and make it right."
On several occasions, Azalea has used Twitter to defend herself against fellow rapper Azealia Banks. In 2014, Snoop Dogg repeatedly dissed Azalea's appearance by comparing her to Marlon Wayans' White Chicks character. The "Drop It Like It's Hot" rapper later told Azalea that he was "sorry," but the damage was done. The "Fancy" rapper got the last laugh, though, when she dressed up as the character for Halloween.

Maggie Grace Engaged to Matthew Cooke

The Taken actress announced her engagement to Matthew Cooke via Instagram Wednesday. Grace's friend, photographer Byron Atienza, captured the sweet moment on camera. The actress quoted 13th-century Persian poet and theologist Rumi in the first caption, writing, " The minute I heard my first love story, I started looking for you, not knowing how blind that was. Lovers do not finally meet somewhere. They are in each other all along." The movie star, 31, added, "Matthew Cooke & I are so excited to share our engagement with you guys! I could not feel more grateful to share my life with this incredible man."
The bride-to-be proudly showed off her bling in the first picture.
Celebrity stylist and interior designer Estee Stanley told Grace that she looked "Gorgeous!!!!!!"
For the second Instagram photo, Cooke dipped Grace. "We're all fancied up for @globalgreen tonight so we thought - let's ask our friend to take a fancy photo!" the actress wrote. "Since we've got the photo thing covered should we just elope?!" Shortly after the backyard photo shoot, the newly engaged couple posed for photographers at the Global Green USA's 12th Annual Pre-Oscar Party at Avalon Hollywood.
At the event, Grace described her ring to USA Today. "It's an antique," she said. "It's from 1810."
Grace and Cooke have yet to set a date. "We're just enjoying being engaged," she said.
The actress has been seeing Cooke, the writer-director of How to Make Money Selling Drugs, for some time. Grace previously dated her Lost co-star Ian Somerhalder, who is currently engaged to Nikki Reed.

Photo: Dolapo Oni shops for her wedding dress

TV personality Dolapo Oni who got engaged to one of the sons of the Ooni of Ife in December 2014, has started shopping for her wedding dress. She posted the picture of her bridal shopping on Instagram.

Robert Mugabe’s 91st birthday bash to cost $1million

Zimbabwean president, Robert Mugabe will turn 91 years old on February 21st and the country's ruling party, Zanu PF is planning to host a $1million birthday jamboree to celebrate him just as they did last year when he turned 90.

According to an official of the ruling party, Tongai Kasukuwere who spoke with Zimbabwean media, the party had raised 60% of the total money needed for the birthday jamboree which is expected to be hosted at the luxirious resort town of Victoria Falls.

"We have sourced more than half of what we want and more companies and individuals are promising to contribute in the near future. We are looking at a sizeable figure which is befitting the magnitude of the person whose birthday we are celebrating. To us as Zanu PF youths, this is a moment to celebrate his achievements and greatness and celebrate what he has done for Africa and the world as a whole.” he was quoted as saying.

President Mugabe came into power after Zimbabwe's independence in 1980.