Thursday, 18 September 2014

15 Women’s Fashion Trends You Need to Stop Wearing (or Wear Better)

It was pretty easy for me to pinpoint the men’s fashions that I wanted to see burn. Women’s fashion is so fluid–and I do love a good trend–that I thought it would be harder to come up with 10 trends that needed to die. But, lo and behold, here are 15 things we need to stop wearing, ladies. See you in the fitting room. (But not in, like, a weird way…)
1. Rompers
Just, why? They’re not outright ugly or anything (see above), but no one over 30 should be wearing one. You’re basically a step away from donning an adult-sized baby onesie.
2. UGG Boots 
Is your house cold in the morning? Mine, too. And I look forward to snuggling my feet into my knock-off Uggs every day. But would I wear my slippers out in the world? No. I’m neither a sexy Australian surfer nor a sheep farmer.
3. Ultra Low-Rise Anything 
Back when Christina Aguilera was still a genie in a bottle, there was some allure to those stretchy jeans that seductively revealed large pointy pelvis bones. But we all know crack is whack, so find pants that stay closer to the equator.
4. Velour Sweatpants Suits 
Just when I think this one is really, truly over, I spy someone at the mall with enormous adjectives displayed across their hindquarters. And no matter what word I see, I can think of only one: “NO.”
5. Enormous Earrings
Dramatic hoops; okay, those are one thing. But when the weight and size of your earrings threaten to drag your lobes down so far, you offer an obscene view of your inner ear canal, you become a threat to the public good.
6. Super Baggy Clothes
Totally in earnest: I see the one-size-fits-all phenomenon take hold with friends who are carrying a few extra pounds but they are doing themselves such a disservice. Nothing hides your perceived flaws better than well-tailored clothes that fit, so ban the big T-shirts and take yourself shopping.
7. Loud Maxi Dresses 
I’m going to catch flak for this. But, let’s face it, a lot of these dresses are both so lumpy and so loud with their beach-towel prints that the wearer looks like she absconded with the window treatments from a Super 8 Motel in Miami. To keep these from being the dress equivalent of sweatpants, make sure yours fits; when they’re too long, they seem prone to dragging the wearer down the next open sewer grate.
8. Rubber Slip-on Shoes
Comfort and ease are fine and good but no excuse for slipping your soles into what look like silicone oven mitts.
9. Head-to-Toe Animal Print
If you’re starring in or producing The Lion King on Broadway, maybe you can get away with this. (Ditto if you’re over 74 and playing the slots in Atlantic City.) But if leopards could talk, they’d say “less is more.”
10. Uber-Logoed Everything
As bad as overdoing animal print, though possibly more obnoxious. When designers find it necessary to put their name all over stuff, I’m inclined to think, “Shouldn’t your goal be to make an object so distinctive, people know it’s your doing without you having to broadcast it?” I guess not.
11. Extreme Platforms 
I love high heels, possibly more than the next person. But when I see a woman tottering on foot-high platforms, I wonder, what are you trying to prove? If it’s that a full-body cast will look so hot with this season’s plaids, there are better ways.
12. High-Low Dresses
Someone smarter than me has named these mullet dresses – short in front, long in back. Maybe designers are running out of ideas but I’d rather make something old new again than be caught in one of these literal drags.
13. Wedge Sneakers
I’ll admit, I have a pair of these. I like them. With the right pair of black jeans, I feel like a futuristic assassin. (Sadly, beyond the black jeans, I’ve no idea what to wear them with.) But even as I purchased them, I thought, “Wedge sneakers, how long do we have, really?” I think I now have my answer.
14. Peplums Everywhere
This was a cute embellishment… for a while. But ask any 40-something who’s still trying to pull off pigtails and you’ll hear that cute only goes so far. Finding the perfect dress and adding a ruffle right above the hips: Sort of like going on the perfect date and then punching the guy in the face at the end.
15. Jumpsuits
These, they don’t actually offend me. I kind of even like them. Probably because I only see them in the pages of magazines, pinned and perfected by long-limbed glamazons. But think: Has you or anyone you know worn a jumpsuit in real life? No. So this fantasy item needs to stop making us think we can pull it off. We can’t. Leave these to Gisele.

Patience jonathan is still marketable

Social crusader and singer, Charles Oputa aka Charly Boy, is at it again this time with wife of President Goodluck Jonathan, Patience Jonathan.

The AreaFada as he is also called, recently at an event, stylishly admired the Patience Jonathan’s eyebrow while the first lady was blushing.

While sharing the pictures on his social media page, the singer wrote beneath the photo that the First Lady is still marketable. “Madam U still dey Marketooo.”

He posted another photo of him and the first lady but asked his fans to caption it as he looked lost in the conversation between him and Patience Jonathan.


Iggy Azalea Sues Her Alleged Sex Tape Partner for Releasing Her Old Music, Forging Contract

The Australian raptress says Maurice Williams a.k.a. Hefe Wine, who previously claimed to have a sex tape featuring her, stole her old songs while they were living together when she was 17.

Iggy Azalea Sues Her Alleged Sex Tape Partner for Releasing Her Old Music, Forging Contract
Iggy Azalea is accusing an ex-boyfriend of stealing her old music and releasing it without her consent. The Australian rapper has filed a lawsuit against her former lover who turns out to be Maurice Williams a.k.a. Hefe Wine a.k.a. her alleged sex tape partner.

According to the lawsuit filed on Wednesday, September 17 in California federal court (obtained by The Hollywood Reporter), the story began in 2008 after the then-17-year-old Azalea who was living at a hotel in Houston, Texas, met Williams and lived together with him.

Williams also followed Azalea when she moved to Atlanta in 2009. Around that time, he "downloaded the entire contents of Azalea's personal computer," including unreleased master recordings.

Williams then forged her signature from an artist management agreement she'd signed and "created a cut-and-paste" fake recording agreement. Using the signature, he released an EP called "Inzio" featuring Azalea's old songs.

"The Forged Agreement contains tell-tale signs that it is not genuine," states the lawsuit. "For example, it includes mismatched fonts on the signature page, paragraph numbers out of sequence, a signature line for 'Wine Enterprises, inc.' (rather than for an authorized agent), and provides, as an address for legal notices, the contact information of an attorney who had no prior knowledge of the Forged Agreement."

"In reality, 'Inizio' is a bootleg," the lawsuit continues. "Azalea did not authorize Defendants to copy, reproduce, prepare derivative works from, perform, or sell the Unreleased Masters and lyrics, as the EP 'Inizio', or at all."

Claiming copyright infringement, violation of California civil code and other counts, Azalea is seeking unspecified damages. 

Celebrity Birthday: 2face Idibia Clocks 38

Click for Full Image SizeToday September 18, 2014, Nigerian award winning artiste, 2face idibia is a year older. The music artiste who just lost his father few weeks ago to cancer is celebrating his life as he clocks 38.

His wife Annie Idibia was short of words in describing how much she loves him when she was wishing him a happy birthday in the early hours of this morning. The mother of two wrote this to her husband;

“My king…my super human can’t believe am totally lost of words to actually describe how much I love you. Happy birthday baby” she wrote. 2face who is known to have gained love from fans and colleagues is sure to have a blast today and also loads of messages. Happy birthday to him

I Want To Be Rita Dominic's Boyfriend- Emmanuel Ikubese, Mr. Nigeria 2014

Current Mr. Nigeria 2014, 25-year-old actor and model, Emmanuel Ikubese also emerged second runner up and the most stylish of all the contestants at the Mr. World contest which took place in Riviera International Conference Centre, Torbay, UK.

Recently, the Delta State born multi-talented entertainer shared the memories of his experiences at the contest and his love for Nollywood’s super divas, Genevieve Nnaji and Rita Dominic.

" My exprince at the Mr. World contest was great. I felt honoured to fly the flag of my country for the whole world to see. When were in camp, they don’t call me Emmanuel, they call me ‘Nigeria’. They don’t even know my name; they just call me by the name of my country. I am proud I didn’t fail my country; I made them proud as the second runner up. I also won the crown of the second Most Desirable Man in the World and the most Stylish"

On celebrity crushes; " Yes, I used to have a crush on Mercy Johnson until she got married. Then I stopped because it is not good to crush on married women to avoid getting into trouble. Then Genevieve, Rita Dominic and Omotola too. I respect hardworking women a lot. I am still looking forward to the movie where I would play a romantic scene like a boyfriend to Genevieve or Rita. I really love those two."

He also hinted few other top movie stars he sees as role models in the entertainment industry.

" Talking about role models, Desmond Elliot is number one. I am still looking forward to working with him. I have worked with Tiwa Savage and I really enjoyed every bit of the moment with her. I am also looking forward to working with Genevieve Nnaji, Mercy Johnson, Omotola Jalade, Rita Dominic, because these people really stand out," he squealed.

Monday, 15 September 2014

Nicki Minaj Invited by a High School After Being Rejected by Her Alma Mater

Nicki Minaj Invited by a High School After Being Rejected by Her Alma Mater

Hempstead School District says that they are inviting the 'Anaconda' hitmaker to visit their school because her appearance will serve as 'a boost to their students.'

Nicki Minaj

Nicki Minaj is being invited to appear in a New York high school after her appearance was rejected by her alma mater, LaGuardia High School. As reported by WCBS 880, Hempstead School District is inviting the "Anaconda" hitmaker to their campus to boost the students' spirits.

"Hempstead School District, which has had some recent hardships, feels it would be a boost to their students," they said in a statement. Hempstead Board of Education President Lamont Johnson believes the raptress will accept their invitation, saying, "I think we have a very good chance. I think she's a person that's shown that she didn't forget where she's from and I think Hempstead schools are similar to the area that she came from."

Minaj talked about being rejected by her alma mater on Twitter on Friday. "I wanted to go back to my HS and speak to the students but the new principal declined. No need for me to inspire them, I guess. Smh," she said before replying to a fan that she probably wasn't "good enough."

Minaj's old school explained that they rejected her appearance because she wanted to bring cameras into the campus. "Of course alumni are welcome back to our campuses and we love to celebrate their success, providing it does not interrupt the educational process. Alumni visit all the time and address students," a rep said. "However, we do not allow reality TV to be filmed on school property. For documentaries, any visit to a public school must be educational in nature and cannot intrude on instruction."

'No Good Deed' Dethrones 'Guardians of the Galaxy' From Box Office Top Spo t

No Good Deed' Dethrones 'Guardians of the Galaxy' From Box Office Top Spot

The thriller manages to shuffle the box office positions after 'Guardians of the Galaxy' dominated the chart in the past few weeks.

Idris Elba, Taraji P. Henson
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"Guardians of the Galaxy" was eventually dethroned by newcomers this weekend. "No Good Deed" and "Dolphin Tale 2" ended the Disney/Marvel movie reign by taking the first and second spot respectively.

"No Good Deed" took the top spot with an estimated $24.5 million in its opening weekend. "No Good Deed represented brand-new entertainment with the perfect release date, two big stars and a great social-media marketing campaign," Rentrak senior box office analyst Paul Dergarabedian said of the thriller starring Idris Elba. "It came on strong Friday and never let up."

For Screen Germs, the low-budget movie's box office success is no surprise. "We really felt we were going to win. We felt we were in the zone and had a film that people were really going to like," Rory Bruer, Sony's president of worldwide distribution, told EW. "We were always very high on the film and felt that it would really work. When you put all the elements together - great casting with Idris and Taraji, and this very, very suspenseful, taut thriller that Sam Miller delivered - it worked really well."

"Dolphin Tale 2" opened to an estimated $16.6 million, which is almost $3 million less than its predecessor. With an A CinemaScore across the board, the family movie should hold its strong position through word of mouth campaign.

Meanwhile, "Guardians of the Galaxy" continued making dollars in the third place with approximately $8 million. "Guardians has completely dominated and it continues to be a runaway blockbuster hit," said Dergarabedian. "But it's finally getting pushed down the chart. For it to be sitting on top for that long is a testament to a great release date and a great movie."

"Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" entailed the biggest movie of the year by taking in an estimated $4.8 million in its sixth week release. Comedy "Let's Be Cops" scored approximately $4.3 million this weekend and landed at the fifth place.

"No Good Deed" - $24.5 million
"Dolphin Tale 2" - $16.6 million
"Guardians of the Galaxy" - $8 million
"Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" - $4.8 Million
"Let's Be Cops" - $4.3million
"The Drop" - $4.2 million
"If I Stay" - $4.1 million
"The November Man" - $2.8 million
"The Giver" - $2.6 million
"The Hundred-Foot Journey" - $2.5 million