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Wednesday, 30 January 2013

UPDATE: Rick Ross Hires 24-Hour Armed Security For Protection After Drive-By Shooting!!!

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Rick Ross is fighting fire with firepower ... 'cause the rap mogul just hired 24-hour ARMED personal security to watch his back in the wake of Monday's drive-by shooting. Ross aka Ricky Rozay was already using armed bodyguards for protection at major events like concerts and public appearances but now he's decided he wants a full-time security detail.

Ross was targeted in a drive-by shooting in Florida early Monday morning (on his bday) when a car pulled up next to his Rolls-Royce and opened fire. Ross lost control of the vehicle during the incident and crashed into an apartment building.

Sources close to Ross report that the rapper had been getting threats for a while but he wasn't too concerned. But we're told Ross considers the shooting to be an "eye-opener" and will do whatever it takes to keep himself safe.

Celeb PreggersAlert: Preggers Kim Kardashian Livens Up Her Lace LBD With Giant Diamond Rings!!!

She's never afraid to experiment when it comes to livening up her outfits with accessories. So when choosing a bauble to brighten up her LBD for an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel on Tuesday night, Kim Kardashian opted for a less than understated diamond knuckleduster type jewel. The reality star flaunted the four-pronged star shaped ring as she made her way into the studio, showing off her new pregnancy curves in the pretty lace outfit. Kim also tweeted a picture of the ring, writing alongside the shot: 'Twinkle twinkle little star.'



Lacy LBD: Pregnant Kim Kardashian looked stunning in a black lace LBD as she arrived for an interview on Jimmy Kimmel on Tuesday night
Lacy LBD: Pregnant Kim Kardashian looked stunning in a black lace LBD as she arrived for an interview on Jimmy Kimmel on Tuesday night.
 

 
Leggy lady: Kim teamed the dress with a pair of black and gold heels, and wore her hair up in a high ponytail
 
 
 
 
Leggy lady: Kim teamed the dress with a pair of black and gold heels, and wore her hair up in a high ponytail
Leggy lady: Kim teamed the dress with a pair of black and gold heels, and wore her hair up in a high ponytail



Kim finished off her dress with a pair of black and gold strappy pointed heels, and wore her long raven hair tied up in a high ponytail.


 
Jewel: Kim wore an understated knuckleduster ring
Jewel: Kim wore an understated knuckleduster ring
 
 

The 32-year-old star completed her look with a slick of red lipstick, and pouted for the cameras as she headed inside for the interview alongside her sister Kourtney.
And Kim told fans on Twitter that she and Kourtney had both opted to channel Madonna in their ensembles for the television appearance. Sharing a picture of herself posed up with Kourtney, Kim wrote: 'Kim-Blonde Ambition Kourtney- Express Yourself #Madonna.'



Ready for the cameras: Kim looked perfect as she prepared to do her interview with Jimmy
Ready for the cameras: Kim looked perfect as she prepared to do her interview with Jimmy




Chat amongst the pigeons: Kim at least looked the part for her big interview
 
 
 
 
Chat amongst the pigeons: Kim at least looked the part for her big interview
Chat amongst the pigeons: Kim at least looked the part for her big interview.
 
 
 
 Job done: Kim signs her autograph for fans as she leaves the studio
Job done: Kim signs her autograph for fans as she leaves the studio


 

She also explained that while she and Kanye want to keep their bundle of joy out of the public eye, they would 'support' their child should it decide to seek fame later in life.



 

Tanned: Kim had a deep golden glow on her legs
Tanned: Kim had a deep golden glow on her legs
 
 
 
'It's a tough decision,' Kim said. 'From the start, as of now, that's just a personal choice that Kanye and I have made... We're going to try to keep it as private as possible.' Kim was also treated to a surprise baby shower, complete with balloons and virgin mimosas, with Kimmel humorously presented her with 'the big book of baby names that start with K'.

On Sunday night's Kourtney and Kim Take Miami, the reality star wailed to her elder sister that she was worried her 'ass' would grow during pregnancy. But Kim certainly isn't letting her curves get in the way of her sense of style for the time being, wearing the same cute LBD as she headed out with pal Serena Williams following the interview.

Tweeting a picture of the two of them together, Kim wrote: 'Fun girls night out!!! But where's my nose? Lol' The picture was so overexposed that Kim's nose had disappeared which she explained was 'too flashy.'

Nigerian Prostitutes Congratulate The Super Eagles And Even Promise Free Service If They Get Gold!!!

 

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ANP in a statement issued through its national secretary, Jessica Elvis urged the national team to make the country proud by moving on to the finals and bringing back the trophy. “We want to congratulate the Nigerian National team, the Super Eagles for qualifying for the next round of the competition. We want to assure them of our usual support and partnership, we want them to bring back our lost glory in football.
Speaking further, Jessica added that the Association would declare one week of free s*x if the Eagles win the trophy. “To show our support for the national team, we’ll be declaring one week free s*x if the Super Eagles can win the trophy,” she added. Investigation revealed some members of the association are in South Africa ‘supporting’ the national team.

The Super Eagles would be confronting the Ivorian national team, the Elephants in a knockout stage on Sunday.

Pic: Man's Best Friend? As Dog Helps Woman Give Birth!!!

 

Pets have become a major part of family life. Now, a pregnant woman was allowed to take her dog to the hospital to help the woman throughout the birth. The maternity ward at St. Michael’s Hospital, in England, allowed the woman to take her dog, inside the delivery room, “because it is a certified therapy dog.”

The presence of the dog was discussed and agreed upon in advance, with the hospital’s infection control team giving their approval that it could be in the room during labor as therapy for the woman. A thorough cleaning of the delivery room was done after the dog, named Barney, left. Head of midwifery at St. Michael’s Hospital, Sarah Windfeld, said: “Barney is a certified Pets as Therapy or PAT dog, and it regularly visits patients in the hospital.”

Pets as Therapy, is a charity founded in 1983. Volunteers take their own friendly dogs and cats, who have been tested and vaccinated, to visit hospitals, hospices, nursing homes, schools and more to provide therapeutic visits for those in need. To date, there are about 4,500 active dogs and 108 cats in the Pets as Therapy program, in the United Kingdom. Each week, these calm friendly dogs and cats give more than 130,000 people, both young and old, the pleasure and opportunity to hug and talk to them.

Wonder Pic: See The World’s Largest Cigar Which Retails For N29m!!! Would You Buy It?

 

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Juan Panesso, from CigarsDirect.com, an online cigar shop specializing in foreign cigars put up $185,000 for a giant 19-foot Gran Habano #5 El Gigante on Sunday morning. Panesso placed his bid on the mighty beast for a private collector in a special cigar auction. “A guy called and he needed to locate a few high-end cigars,” Panesso said. “We pride ourselves on finding the hard-to-find cigars,” he said. “This shows we are able to fill all our orders.”

The cigar, nearly 19 feet long and more than 3 feet wide, came in its own carrying case, a 900 pound round wooden crate that looks like an old steam locomotive. It sat inside a Clearwater warehouse Sunday awaiting the gentle hands of workers to crate it up and ship it out on Tuesday, TBO reports.
The cigar came from a collector in Miami, he said, and it has been in the public before, on display at cigar shows and events. It took 16,000 wrapper leaves to sheath the tobacco, which is enough to make 25,000 regular size cigars. The beast weighs 1,600 pounds, paper ring included.

Pics: Check Out These Sexy Pics Of Actress Chika Ike In House Of Maliq!!!

 

Nollywood actress Chika Ike is current the face of House Of Maliq. Check out these lovely pics of her below as she models their latest collection.


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Pics: Meet This 27-Year-Old Nigerian Whose Incredible Sketches Look Like Digital Photos!!!

 

Kelvin Okafor, 27, graduated from Middlesex University in fine art and is now making waves across the country.

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His subjects include popular music artists Tinie Tempah, James Morrison and Adele. He has also picked out tragic figures from actor Heath Ledger to the late King of Jordan, King Hussein – and with each, he tries to evoke an emotion in the viewer. Finally, he has used friends and colleagues for the impressively accurate images, which look like soft focus digital photos. Last year, the artist from Tottenham, north London, exhibited at numerous major art galleries and won a clutch of prestigious national awards for his remarkable work. Each of his pieces takes around 80-100 hours to complete, over approximately three weeks in the studio.
Mr Okafor creates each piece only in black and white – using graphite pencils, charcoal, black coloured pencil and sometimes grey pastels. Yet he believes that the range of tone, shade and texture is almost endless.


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He draws on a combination of life and photographs, working on his art for up to 15 hours a day.
He admits he is ‘passionate about precision’. ‘I aspire to create art as vivid as eyes could see,’ the artist writes on his blog. ‘I want my drawings to prompt an emotional response, making viewers feel as though they are looking at a real live subject. Mr Okafor describes the pencil as ‘a humble instrument’, but says this is part of its appeal. ‘I’ve always been creative, but fell in love with using pencils in particular.

‘It amazed me, that with only one shade of lead, you can create so many tones and textures, and almost create the illusion of colour. ‘It was only when my images started to create a buzz with other Middlesex University students that I realised their impact.’


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He was selected as one of the top two pieces of work at Cork Street Gallery’s Winter Show in 2012 and recently won the Catherine Petitgas Visitors’ Choice Prize, part of the National Open Art Competition. His work is currently on display at the The Watercolours + Works on Paper Fair at the London Science Museum, until February 3. Before starting a piece, Mr Okafor spends a few days analysing a photo, concentrating first on the subject’s eyes, which are central to his works’ impact.
His pieces are now selling for on average £8,000-£10,000, depending on the scale. ‘The attention I’m receiving is surreal and hasn’t really sunk in yet,’ he added. ‘I’m usually sheltered from it in my studio as I continue to build my portfolio, but I’m really humbled and honoured that so many people appreciate my work. I hope to have my own gallery in the future.’


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He has now had more than 50 commissions, and the dedicated artist cites his role models as Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo – because they not only mastered the arts but branched out into other fields including engineering, poetry, science and maths. Twitter users describe his work as ‘incredible’, ‘extraordinary’ and ‘astounding’.

Pic: Justin Bieber Kisses And Grabs Female Fan's Boobs In Public!!!

 

Justin Bieber appears to get very friendly with a young female fan at a meet and greet session.
The teen heart-throb was pictured with a hand on the youthful Belieber's chest while he kissed her on the cheek. The teen heart-throb was posing for pictures with devoted followers at the event in Miami when he seems to have casually placed his hand underneath the girl's boob, his other arm wrapped gently around her shoulder. The girl in question is seen smiling awkwardly in the image - which was later posted in a photo gallery on his fan club website BieberFever.Com before being removed.


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The pair are also seen whispering to one another in a second snap on the site. The image emerged just days after the once clean-cut star was accused of verbally abusing a US radio presenter in the gym.
Justin, 18, was in Miami for the last night of his US tour yesterday and seized the opportunity to flash his well-honed abs at photographers during a day relaxing poolside at a $24million mansion.
He recently confessed that he is struggling to get over his break-up from actress Selena Gomez.
In an interview with Billboard magazine when quizzed about their split he said: "I'm not in the happiest place that I've ever been.”


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Pics: P-Square's Peter Okoye Flaunts His Louis Vuitton Sneakers!!!

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iRelate's VIDEO Pick: K-Switch Ft D’banj – Sista Caro...

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K-Switch is set to entertain us this 2013.  After premiering his hit track Oluwa is Involved last year, the music star collaborated with his famous sibling D’banj in this spanking new song Sister Caro. Watch it below...



Wonder Pic: Check Out This 2013 GTA Spano Car!!!

    
A limited edition of 99 GTA Spano models will be produced, 2013 GTA Spano has located machine in rear car and has used 8,3 liter V10 engine, can gives big power until 820 HP and 960 Nm of torque. New GTA Spano has fast acceleration because it can reach speeds of 0-100 km/h in 2,9 seconds with top speed is 350 km/h. price $725,000.


 

Super Bowl Officials Say ‘Beyonce is the Most Difficult Celebrity’ Ever!!!


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Beyonce’s diva-like behavior is making headlines again. This time the 31-year-old “Countdown” singer is in the news due to her ridiculous dressing room demands that’s causing “difficulties” for organisers of the upcoming Super Bowl in New Orleans. It's been reported that Super Bowl officials emailed Beyonce’s laundry list of demands to their friends in the media for a good laugh. The officials responded to Bey’s list with a list of their own — detailing exactly what “production costs” they plan to cover under the usual $600,000 budget cap for Super Bowl performers.

Beyonce was also informed that she will not receive special treatment apart from the usual amenities that are extended to any superstar halftime performer. Most amusing to the Super Bowl officials were Bey’s list of requests for her pampered 13-month-old infant daughter, Blue Ivy, who isn’t even performing in the Super Bowl halftime spectacle. The Daily Star reports that Beyonce asked for Blue Ivy’s $22,000 USD cedar crib to be shipped from their home in New York to the New Orlean’s Superdome in time for Sunday’s game. Bey reportedly demanded her dressing room be stocked with $6,000 worth of imported cigars and alcohol for Jay-Z, and she requested that Blue Ivy’s nursery be decorated with rose-scented candles and the room temperature be kept at exactly 78.5 degrees.
The officials made it clear to Beyonce that there will be no $1 million nursery installed at the Superdome unless Beyonce and her husband Jay Z were paying the exorbitant costs out of their own pockets.

“She’s by far one of the most difficult celebrities we’ve ever dealt with,” a source told the newspaper. “The list is as long as my arm. She may be a superstar, but this day is about football not her.”
Sources say Beyonce plans to turn to her sponsor, Pepsi, for help covering her out-of-pocket costs.
After her demands were turned down, a dejected Beyonce Instagram’d the above picture that symbolizes her feelings of rejection and hurt. 

A source, who is embedded deep within Beyonce’s camp, said Bey is telling friends that she feels like a regular spectator rather than the singular most important person inside the stadium.

Cissy Houston Tells Oprah She Knew Bobby Brown Wasn’t Right For Whitney!!!

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Grammy winning gospel singer Cissy Houston has no love for R&B singer Bobby Brown. In her memoir “Remembering Whitney”, Cissy Houston, 79, recalls the days when her daughter was madly in love with Brown, and she couldn’t understand why. Whitney Houston drowned in a Beverly Hills hotel bathtub at age 48. The coroner’s report listed cocaine, prescription drugs and alcohol in her system. “Does it feels like a year already?” since Whitney passed, asked Oprah in an interview for Oprah’s Next Chapter, which aired Monday. “It feels like two years,” Cissy Houston replies.

In “Remembering Whitney”, which was released Tuesday — 2 weeks before the 1st anniversary of Whitney’s death — Cissy Houston says she believes Whitney’s life may have turned out differently if she’d never met Brown. “I do believe her life would have turned out differently,” Houston writes. “It would have been easier for her to get sober and stay sober. Instead she was with someone who, like her, wanted to party. To me, he never seemed to be a help to her in the way she needed.”
Houston believes Whitney’s all consuming love (read: addiction) for Brown drove a wedge between them.

“In my darkest moments, I wonder whether Nippy loved me,” she writes. “She always told me she did. But you know, she didn’t call me much. She didn’t come see me as much as I hoped she would.”
Houston blames Brown for the rampant drug use that sent Whitney’s career spiraling downward. Cissy Houston also hints at an abusive relationship.
Cissy Houston describes a 1997 incident when Whitney sustained a “deep cut” on her face while on a yacht with Brown in the Mediterranean. Whitney insisted it was an accident; Brown had slammed his hand on a table, breaking a plate. A piece of china flew up and hit Whitney, requiring surgery to cover any possible scar.
The injury was minor, the effects possibly fateful.
“She seemed sadder after that, like something had been taken away from her,” Houston writes.
Cissy Houston recalls how she ignored the rumors of Whitney’s drug use for years, until one day when she visited Whitney and Bobby’s Alpharetta, GA mansion, and saw “the walls and doors were spray-painted with ‘big glaring eyes and strange faces.’ Whitney’s face had been cut out from a framed family picture, an image Cissy Houston found ‘beyond disturbing.’”
“She was so angry at me, cursing me and up and down,” Cissy writes. “Eventually, after a good long while, Nippy did stop being angry at me. She realized that I did what I did to protect her, and she later told people that I had saved her life.”

When she heard that Whitney was divorcing Brown, Cissy Houston said she was “extremely relieved” and “thanking God so much I’m sure nobody else could get a prayer in to Him.”

Magazine Tweets Fake Pic Of Pres. Obama Skeet Shooting!!!

 

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As you know, Pres. Obama has been pushing for tougher laws on assault rifles and high capacity magazines ever since the Sandy Hook school shooting in Connecticut. Earlier this month, Obama signed an Executive order allowing sweeping new gun control measures to go into effect immediately. He also called for Congress to get off their butts and renew Clinton’s ban on assault rifles. In an interview with New Republic magazine, President Obama was asked if he has ever fired a gun. Pumped with a healthy dose of swagger, Obama answered: “Yes, in fact, up at Camp David, we do skeet shooting all the time.” His statement drew swift responses from fellow lawmakers, the NRA, and others who have never seen Obama lift anything resembling a gun.

“If he is a skeet shooter why have we not heard of this,” asked Rep. Marsha Blackburn Monday on CNN. “Why have we not seen photos, why has he not referenced it at any point in time?” during the debate over gun laws, she asked. In response to the growing chorus of “LET US SEE THE PHOTOS OF YOU SKEET SHOOTING!”, The New Republic magazine tweeted a link to a fake White House website that featured a Photoshopped picture of Obama skeet shooting at Camp David. The magazine quickly deleted the tweet, calling it’s publication “an accident.”

At this moment, Twitter is busy scrubbing its network of any traces of the picture — probably on orders of the White House. The picture is being deleted as quickly as Twitter users can put it back up.
The question remains: has Obama ever gone skeet shooting or not?

Pics: Beyonce Reveals Her Skimpy Super Bowl Outfit!!!

 


Earlier yesterday, Beyonce revealed the skimpy outfit she plans to wear during her much-hyped Super Bowl halftime performance on Sunday. The outfit is similar to the ones the NFL referees wear, but without the hooker boots and sexy boy shorts. Beyonce’s intentions are to make sure that sports fans holding Super Bowl tickets will forget all about the action on the field.


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Beyonce prepares for Super Bowl halftime performance

 

Tuesday, 29 January 2013

Pic: Rapper M.I Set To Walk Down The Aisle With Longtime Girlfriend!!!

 

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Not many know that multiple award-winning music act, Jude Abaga, aka MI, is just as much a devoted lover as he is a devoted artiste. While his longtime fiancée, Erica Okundaye’s name might not readily ring a bell, the former model was the first runner-up in the edition of the Miss Nigeria beauty pageant that produced Damilola Agbajor as winner.

Apart from the fact that the smitten duo has been co-habiting at MI’s Obanikoro, Lagos residence for about 18 months, she is often seen around the Gbagada axis of Lagos cruising his white Range Rover Sports jeep and his similarly hued C-class Benz. Also, in his office where she also spends a lot of time, she wields a lot of influence.

Many are waiting to see how soon he will walk the light-skinned Edo state born lady down the aisle.

Could Rick Ross Have Been A Target of Attempted Drive-By Shooting? 50 Cent Has His Doubts Though!!!

 


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For most of us, hitting a nightclub until the wee morning hours would be enough excitement for one night, but rapper Rick Ross got an extra dose when he was the target of an attempted drive-by shooting early Monday morning. The eccentric musician had spent the night celebrating his 37th birthday at club LIV in Miami, and later, while driving down swanky Las Olas Boulevard with his fashion designer girlfriend Sateria Moragne-el, shots were fired in the direction of the couple’s 2011 silver Rolls Royce, causing Ross to lose control of the vehicle and crash into an apartment building, according to the Fort Lauderdale Police Department.
 
Neither Ross, who lives in the nearby town of Davie, Florida, nor 28-year-old Moragne-el were injured and the suspects fled the scene prior to the police’s arrival, according to the report. Prior to the crash, while partying at LIV, Ross was clearly having a good time, and kept his more than 2 million Twitter followers posted with tweets like “Lotta $$$$ in CLUB LIV TONIGHT” and “3 blunts lit a once.”


Ross partied with pals including P Diddy.


Speaking of blunts, Ross has had a few brushes with the law around marijuana. In January 2008 he was arrested on marijuana and gun possession charges in Florida and, three years later, was arrested again for marijuana possession in Shreveport, Louisiana, after complaints were made that the smell of the drug was coming from his hotel room and police found marijuana in his room. But while Ross (real name: William Roberts) has played up gang connections as part of his public persona, during his 2008 deposition his lawyer successfully proved he wasn’t involved with the Carol City Cartel as he had claimed.

A transcript from the deposition obtained by The Smoking Gun shows that when Ross’ lawyer asked a Miami Beach police officer why Ross’ case had been assigned to a gang task force he replied, “Because your client claims affiliation with Carol City Cartel and other known gang members” but then admitted he had no proof of any gang affiliations, no members from the Carol City gang had ever claimed he was a member, and he had never been arrested in Miami-Dade County before. Adding to Ross’ “damaged” reputation, photos surfaced that showed he had actually worked as a correctional officer.

At least one fellow hip-hop artist (and admitted Ross hater), 50 Cent, thinks that the crash might have been fake … perhaps part of a scheme by Ross to try seem more gangster? “Hahaha fat boy hit the building?lol,” he tweeted on Monday, along with a photo of the crashed car. “it looks staged to me. No hole's in da car.”

Maybe the shooters just had bad aim? What do you guys think?

Celeb Fashion Show Down: Eva Longoria VS. Jessica Alba!!!

 


 



























What they wore: An oatmeal-colored knit sweater from Stylestalker, with a loose fit and pattern of holes that let just the right amount of skin peek through.

When they wore it: Longoria sported her sweater at Los Angeles International Airport in August, while Alba opted for it in November while out and about in L.A.

How they styled it: The 37-year-old Longoria went with a summery style, adding white skinny jeans, shades, a fedora, and a neutral tote with a pop of color. When Alba sported the sweater, she bundled up in a gray scarf and Current/Elliott skinny jeans.

Judge's scorecard: Alba loses points for those busy pants. However, if anyone can pull them off, she can! Meanwhile, Longoria's look makes us want to lounge on a beach somewhere, although that doesn't necessarily mean she should win. What do you think?

Wonder Pic: See The World's Largest Aquarium.... Epic!!!

Dubai Aquarium, one of the of the largest tanks in the world at 51m x 20m x 11m and featuring the world’s largest viewing panel at 32.8m wide and 8.3m high. Over time, Dubai Aquarium will have more than 33,000 living animals, representing more than 85 species including over 400 sharks and rays combined. Dubai Aquarium’s 270-degree glass walk-through tunnel makes for incredible close-encounter experiences.


 
 
 

Beyonce’s Diva Behavior Ruins Another Destiny’s Child Reunion!!!

 

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Beyonce’s fans were elated at the recent news that the “Halo” singer would reunite with her Destiny’s Child band members at the Super Bowl in New Orleans. But one band member in particular — Michelle Williams — says that’s news to her.

In an exclusive interview with WRUG Media Group, Williams said:
“…Okay..That’s not confirmed, it is rumored. I’m going to be in the musical Fela!.” “I hate to disappoint the people and tell them that it’s not true……I’m so sorry.”
Williams did toss DC fans a consolation bone: “I’m so sorry but, you know what, we did record a song with each other before the holidays… and, you know, we’ve talked about [a reunion]… one day soon.”



iRelate's VIDEO Pick: Watch Comedian Basket Mouth's Hilarious Joke On Pres. Jonathan!!!

 

Nigerian comedians will never cease cracking our ribs.
 
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In this comedy skit, Basket Mouth decided to go political by highlighting 20 achievements of Jonathan administration.

Watch the video below...


Genevieve, Funke Akindele, Mercy Johnson Nominated For AfricaMagic Viewers Choice Awards!!!

 

The much-awaited first ever AfricaMagic Viewers Choice Awards (AMCA) nominees' revelation was aired yesterday, 27th Jan, to millions of viewers in 47 African countries.


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The announcement was shown on a special edition of MNET's lifestyle programme, 53 Extra. Eku Edewor and Dolapo Oni were joined by Uti Nwachukwu and Helen (both of Jara TV) to present the show last night. Genevieve Nnaji led others in her Best Actress in a Drama category that include Bubu Mazibuko, Nolwazi Shange, Funke Oloyede(Akindele) and Jackie Appiah. Mercy Johnson and Funke Akindele also led the pack in the Best Actress in a Comedy category that also includes Lilian Esoro.

In the Best Actor in a Drama category, O.C Ukeje, Fabian Adeoye Lojede, Kenneth Uphopho, Edward Kagutuzi and Jafta Mamabolo are at the mercy of the viewers to determine who among them wins the category. Hafiz Oyetoro, Kunle Bamtefa, Bovi Ugboma, Francis Odega and Ikhide Isaac will slug it out with each other in the Best Actor in a Comedy category.

In the Best Movie Overall category, Skeem (Tim Greene), Man on Ground (Akin Omotoso, Fabian Adeoye Lojede, Hakeem Kae-Kazim and Rosie Motene), Jozi King (Jamie Ramsay), Otelo Burning (Sara Blecher) and The Mirror Boy (Obi Emelonye) all made it to the awards' category.

In all, South African movie, Otelo Burning, had the highest nominations of 14 closely followed by Nigeria’s 'The Mirror Boy' with 11 nominations. 'Man on Ground' raked nine (9) nominations, 'Perfect Picture' got eight (8), 'Two Brides and a Baby picked' seven (7), 'Maami' five (5) and 'Skeem' also settled for five (5) nominations.

110 nominees were chosen from 43 different productions from countries like Cameroon, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia.

AfricaMagic Viewers’ Choice Awards will be screened live on DStv and GOtv platforms on Saturday, March 9, 2013.

Wonders: Dad Threatens Daughter With AK-47 After She Got Two Bs On Her Report Card!!!

 















A 51-year-old father has been arrested for allegedly pointing an AK-47 rifle at his daughter for getting two B’s — instead of straight A’s, on her report card. Huffington Post reports that Kirill Bartashevitch who resides in Minnesota swore at the girl for failing to get straight A’s, she told him she hated him, which led to him allegedly pointing the rifle at her. ‘A social worker said the girl had sent a text message to a friend of hers about the incident. The friend’s mother had seen the message and told the social worker about it’.

Bartashevitch’s wife confirmed the incident to investigators that their daughter was telling the truth about what happened. She added that she tried to protect her daughter, but her husband pushed her onto the floor and pointed the gun at both of them. Bartashevitch admitted to pointing the gun at this family, but added that he had checked the chamber beforehand to make sure it was not loaded. He also said his daughter claims she was not afraid because she also knew the gun was not loaded.

Why Evils Though: North Korean Man Executed After Eating His Children To Survive!!!

 



A starving man in North Korea has been executed after murdering his two children for food, reports from inside the secretive state claim. A ‘hidden famine’ in the farming provinces of North and South Hwanghae is believed to have killed up to 10,000 people and there are fears that incidents of cannibalism have risen. The grim story is just one to emerge as residents battle starvation after a drought hit farms and shortages were compounded by party officials confiscating food. Undercover reporters from Asia Press told the Sunday Times that one man dug up his grandchild’s corpse and ate it. Another, boiled his own child for food.

Despite reports of the widespread famine, Kim Jong Un, 30, has spent vast sums of money on two rocket launches in recent months. There are fears he is planning a nuclear test in protest at a UN Security Council punishment for the recent rocket launches and to counter what it sees as US hostility.One informant was quoted as saying: ‘In my village in May a man who killed his own two children and tried to eat them was executed by a firing squad.’ The informant said the father killed his eldest daughter while his wife was away on business and then killed his son because he had witnessed the murder.When his wife returned the man told her they had ‘meat’ but she became suspicious and contacted officials who discovered part of the children’s bodies.

Jiro Ishimaru, from Asia Press, which compiled a 12 page report, said: ‘Particularly shocking were the numerous testimonies that hit us about cannibalism.’ Undercover reporters said food was confiscated from the two provinces and given to the residents of the capital Pyongyang.
A drought then left food supplies desperately short. The Sunday Times also quoted an official of the ruling Korean Worker’s party as saying: ‘In a village in Chongdan county, a man who went mad with hunger boiled his own child, ate his flesh and was arrested. United Nations officials visited the area during a state-sponsored trip but local reporters said it is unlikely they were shown the famine-hit areas.

It has not the first time that reports of cannibalism have come out of the country. In May last year, the South Korean state-run Korean Institute for National Unification said that one man was executed after eating part of a colleague and then trying to sell the remains as mutton.One man killed and ate a girl and a third report of cannibalism was recorded from 2011. Another man was executed in May after murdering 11 people and selling the bodies as pork. There were also reports of cannibalism in the country’s network of prison camps. North Korea was hit by a terrible famine in the 1990s – known as the Arduous March – which killed between 240,000 and 3.5million people.

Love Struck 2Face Confesses - I Don’t Know Why I Always Want To Be Around Annie!!!

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2Face Idibia has confessed in a recent interview that he does know how to describe the feelings in him which always make want to be around his wife, Annie Macaulay. The multi award music star said this when asked if he believes in the fairy tale kind of romance or if real life has been something different to him. The Idoma-born singer responded, “Love is understanding, so, for me, I don’t think there is anything fairytale about love.

“I just believe that if there is this person you can cope with or blend with, for some reasons you cannot explain, you just want to hang with this person all the time and anytime you are not with that person, there is something missing, then you can describe that as love.”
When further asked if Annie makes him feel what he described above, 2Face, in his usual humorous manner answered, “Na so e be my brother because if no be like that, we for no dey talk that story by now.”

Celeb GlamAlert: Rihanna Returns To Her Short Locks As She Teases Fans With A Sexy Picture From Her New Shoot!!!

She changes her hair more often than most of us would ever dream of. And just weeks after returning to her long locks thanks to hair extensions, Rihanna has hacked it all off to return to her pixie crop. The 24-year-old singer showed off her newly-shorn hair as she headed out My Studio Night Club in Hollywood, California on Sunday night.



New look: Rihanna stepped out in Hollywood on Sunday night, showing she has returned to her short-haired look
New look: Rihanna stepped out in Hollywood on Sunday night, showing she has returned to her short-haired look

Quick change: Rihanna's pixie crop is in sharp contrast to the longer 'do she sported while out on Friday night
 
 
 
 
 
Quick change: Rihanna's pixie crop is in sharp contrast to the longer 'do she sported while out on Friday night
Quick change: Rihanna's pixie crop is in sharp contrast to the longer 'do she sported while out on Friday night.
 


Rihanna went for a casual look in a Louis Vuitton Obama print T-shirt and camouflage=print leather jacket as she enjoyed her evening out. But while the singer opted for a relatively covered up outfit for her big night, it was a different story the following morning. Not a stranger to teasing fans with provocative shots, Rihanna posted a topless shot of herself on her Twitter page.



Topless? Rihanna shared a picture from a shoot in which she appears to be topless
Topless? Rihanna shared a picture from a shoot in which she appears to be topless
 
 
 

Up close: Rihanna showed a picture of herself up close and personal, showing off her great make-up
Up close: Rihanna showed a picture of herself up close and personal, showing off her great make-up.
 
 
 
 
The image showed Rihanna wearing little more than a towel, gazing into the camera while holding her manicured red nails up against her perfectly painted red lips. Her eyes were accentuated with smoky eye make-up and the Diamonds singer didn’t appear to be wearing anything but is holding a white towel-like item across her chest. It is unclear what exactly the shoot was for but it appears the images have been taken by famous fashion photographer Mert Alas, who has photographed Victoria Beckham and Lady Gaga in the past.


 

Dressed down: Rihanna wore baggy black trousers, a Barack Obama T-shirt and camouflage leather jacket for the night out, jazzed up with a pair of black and gold sandals
Dressed down: Rihanna wore baggy black trousers, a Barack Obama T-shirt and camouflage leather jacket for the night out, jazzed up with a pair of black and gold sandals



Close crop: Rihanna's new look sees her go back to the androgynous style she sported last year
 
 
 
 
Close crop: Rihanna's new look sees her go back to the androgynous style she sported last year
Close crop: Rihanna's new look sees her go back to the androgynous style she sported last year



The photographer usual works alongside his partner Marcus Piggott under the collaborative name of Mert and Marcus, creating acclaimed portraits of sophisticated and powerful women – which is a category Rihanna certainly falls under. The 24-year-old accompanied the snap writing: ‘And that's a #wrap on my shoot for my new #topsecret add campaign!!! #2013 #phuckyobasic.’ She shared a further image of a close up of her face and her immaculate make-up, which she captioned: ‘#RIHpost sneak peek of my shoot today with mertalas.’



Controversial: Rihanna raised eyebrows earlier in the week when she shared a picture of herself smoking a suspicious looking cigarette during a break from tour rehearsals
Controversial: Rihanna raised eyebrows earlier in the week when she shared a picture of herself smoking a suspicious looking cigarette during a break from tour rehearsals.
 
 
 
The Bajan beauty is gearing up for her Diamonds world tour, which is due to start next week. The svelte star has been working hard to perfect her dance routines before things begin, and tweeted pictures of herself in the studio earlier this week.
However, she caused controversy with the shots, which showed her puffing away on a suspicious-looking cigarette during a break.