Wednesday, 30 April 2014

Annie Macaulay Returns To Movie Location With Ini Edo

Click for Full Image Size Wife of African music star, 2Face Idibia, Annie Macaulay, has resumed to the job that got her lots of fans, acting. The actress returned to Nigeria some months ago after she travelled to the United States of America (USA) to have her second child for her husband.

From what we gathered, Annie is on a movie set in Enugu, where she is acting along with Ini Edo, a popular Nollywood actress.

From all indications, Annie and Ini Edo are taking the roles of village girls in the flick and they are said to be getting along very well on set.

Omotola Storms ‘TIME 100’ Gala In Red Iconic Invanity Dress

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Beautiful Nollywood star actress, Omotola Jolade-Ekeinde, popularly known as Omosexy, dapped in a long red dress, was present at the TIME 100 Gala, which held at the Lincoln Center in New York City on
Omosexy, who is known to flaunt beautifully designed outfit from Nigerian fashion brand called ‘Iconic Invanity’, stepped out for the occasion in a bold red dress with an embellished black and white in front and cut-outs on shoulders.

She shone brightly in her minimal makeup and jewelry with a sleek ponytail hairdo.

Aliko Dangote and Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, who were named in this year's Time 100 Most Influential in the world, were also present at the occasion.

Last year, the gorgeous mother of four, was named in the 100 most influential people by the magazine. She attended the event then in an Iconic Invanity black beaded sequin lacy dress.A tribute in honour of Dangote was written by Microsoft Founder and Co-Chair, Bill and Melinda Gates, in commemoration of his listing by the Time Magazine.

Aliko, who had earlier been listed as the 64th most powerful person in the world by the credible Forbes Magazine, was acknowledged in the Titans category, which boasts of eminent world personalities like Hillary Clinton (former USA secretary of State), Jeff Bezoz, Tony Fadell, Janet Yellen among others.

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala was listed amongst others in the Leaders category, while American actress, Kerry Marisa Washington-Asomugha, who married former America-based Nigerian football cornerback, Nnamdi Asomugha, was listed in the artists’ category.

Others include; Pope Francis, Marina Abramovic, Cristiano Ronaldo who were listed among the Icon Category and President Barack Obama (an honoree himself) praising his Holiness for ‘His message of love and inclusion’ and having ‘inspired us all’ by example.

International star, Beyoncé Knowles is on the cover of Time magazine's 100 Most Influential People issue.

Omotola's outfit was sketched by fashion illustrator, Omonigho Imonah.

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West Reportedly to Apply Marriage License This Week

A source close to the couple says that Kardashian and Kanye are applying a marriage license this week and 'they need to do this before they leave for Paris.'

Kanye West, Kim Kardashian

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West will get married soon. According to Us Weekly, the famous couple is applying their marriage license this week before they head for Paris for their wedding, which reportedly will take place on May 24. "They need to do this before they leave for Paris," a source said.

TMZ, however, reports that the pair have obtained a confidential marriage license. With the license, they do not have to go to the courthouse to get married. An official from the courthouse will go to their house to perform the ceremony at their place.

Earlier this year, the "Keeping Up with the Kardashians" star dished on her wedding plan in an interview with Ryan Seacrest. "We're having a super, super small, intimate wedding. As we go along, we're realizing we want it to be smaller and more intimate than people are imagining and thinking," she said in February.

The reality star later told Vogue that the wedding probably would be attended by 200 of family and close friends. "People are probably assuming we're going to have this massive wedding, and I think it will be - but intimate. Two hundred people - just all of our closest friends - a special night for us and all the people that really love us and that have supported us," the mother of one shared.

Cameron Diaz Admits She Has 'Been With a Lady'


The star of 'The Other Woman' makes the admission during an appearance on 'Watch What Happens Live!', saying, 'Yes, I have been with a lady.'

Cameron Diaz

Cameron Diaz admitted that she had a relationship with a lady in the past. The star of "The Other Woman" made the confession during an appearance on Monday, April 28 episode of "Watch What Happens Live!" alongside her co-star Leslie Mann.

"You've said that you think all women have been sexually attracted to another woman at some point. Have you yourself ever swum in the lady pond?" the show's host Andy Cohen asked. She then replied, "Interesting. What is the lady pond?" Cohen then clarified, "Have you ever been with a lady?" to which she answered, "Yes, I have been with a lady."

Cohen pressed further, asking if she had relationship with women "more than once," but Diaz did not reveal more details. "You didn't ask explicitly how I was with a lady, but I have been with a lady," she said.

The show's host also threw another personal question to the actress. Diaz, who previously dated New York Yankees' Alex Rodriguez, was quizzed about "the best and worst thing about dating a baseball player." Diaz answered with a laugh, "I think schedule and schedule."

Diaz previously talked about her admiration to women in May issue of Glamour U.K. "I think women are beautiful - absolutely beautiful ... And I think that all women have been sexually attracted to another woman at some point. It's natural to have a connectivity and an appreciation for the beauty of other women," she told the magazine.

Tuesday, 29 April 2014

Pharrel Williams, Beyonce Among Webby Awards Winners


Pharrell takes home Best Use of Interactive Video award with his 24-hour promo of 'Happy' at the awards show which honors people who make the best use of the web.

Pharrel Williams, Beyonce Among Webby Awards Winners
The winners of the 2014 Webby Awards were announced on Monday, April 28 with Pharrell Williams and Beyonce Knowles taking prizes at the event which honors people who make the best use of the web. Pharrell won Webby and People's Voice award in the category of the best use of interactive video with his 24-hour "Happy" video.

Beyonce, meanwhile, won People's Voice award in the Celebrity/Fan category thanks to her website. Her husband Jay-Z also nabbed an award in the category of Best Music App with his "Magna Carta... Holy Grail" album.

Music videos for Arcade Fire "Just a Reflektor" and Bob Dylan's "Like a Rolling Stone" were also honored. Jimmy Kimmel won an award in the category of viral video with his "Worst Twerk Fail EVER" by "Jimmy Kimmel Live!". Funny or Die additionally won People's Voice with the skit "Between Two Ferns With Zach Galifianakis: Justin Bieber" in the category of Comedy: Long Form or Series.

The winners of the 18th annual Webby Awards were chosen by judges at the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences. A ceremony to honor the winners will take place in New York on May 19. Complete winner list is available on the official site.

  • Lifetime Achievement: Lawrence Lessig
  • Special Achievement: Freddie Wong
  • Artist of the Year: De La Soul
  • Breakout of the Year: Kickstarter
  • Athlete of the Year: Jamaican Bobsled Team
  • Agency of the Year: Ogilvy Paris
  • Best use of Interactive Video: Pharrell Williams's 24 Hours of "Happy"
  • Best Comedy - Long form or series: Funny or Die's "Between two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis: Justin Bieber"
  • Best Viral Video: Jimmy Kimmel Reveals "Worst Twerk Fail EVER: Girl Catches Fire" Prank
  • Best Music (Film and Video) - Arcade Fire's "Just a Reflektor"
  • Best Viral Marketing, Best Online Commercial, Best Branded Entertainment Short Form - "The Epic Split" with Jean-Claude Van Damme

Chris Martin: Gwyneth Paltrow Split Influences Coldplay's New Album

The frontman of the British band says that the marital issues he and his actress wife had inspired some tracks in the album.

Chris Martin, Coldplay

Chris Martin has revealed the impact of his recent split with Gwyneth Paltrow on Coldplay's new album, "Ghost Stories". In a new interview with Radio 1's Zane Lowe, the British band's frontman said that some tracks in the record were inspired by the issues he and his actress wife had.

"I think in life everyone needs to be broken in some way," the 37-year-old vocalist said. "I think everyone in their life goes through challenges, whether it's love or money, kids or illness. You have to really not run away from that stuff. Life throws these colorful challenges at you... What we decided to do on 'Ghost Stories' was to really be honest about it and say, this is what's been happening."

"Up to a certain point in my life I wasn't completely vulnerable and it caused some problems," he continued. "If you don't let love in then you can't really give it back. So what 'Ghost Stories' means to me is like, you've got to open yourself up to love and if you really do, of course it will be painful at times, but then it will be great at some point."

Martin and Paltrow announced their split in an entry titled "Conscious Uncoupling" on her blog in March. During the interview, Martin said that he's the one to blame for the break-up. "About two years ago I was a mess, really, because I can't enjoy the things that we are good at and I can't enjoy the great things around me because I'm burdened by this," he explained.

"Ghost Stories" is scheduled to be released on May 19. The record has so far been preceded by official lead single "Magic" and promo track "Midnight".

Being In A Music Group Is Not Profitable---Presh Speaks

Click for Full Image SizeAfter they emerged as the first winner of the Star Quest music hunt show with his partner, Kcee, Presh, one member of the defunct Kcee Presh, went on a musical hiatus where he said he went to improve himself more on his musical talent.

The talented singer, who staged a welcome back with his hit tract, 'Olegelege', bared his mind on the issue of doing a collabo with anyone.

According to Presh, “I am not against people doing collabos, but it will not give you the opportunity to explore your talents unlike when you are on your own. I am not saying that I regretted the collabo with KCee but, considering the way artistes are breaking up now, I would not support that for anything.

"Do your thing yourself, if it profits you, you enjoy that alone, if you loose, you also enjoy that alone. It will also make you know what you can do. I am promising my numerous fans that I am back for good.”

Nigeria’s Nollywood Star Actor, Writer And Director, Amaka Igwe Is Dead

Renowned writer, actress and director of Nigeria’s Nollywood movies Amaka Igwe has died after an asthma attack in Enugu, Nigeria according to several sources.
Mrs. Igwe reportedly died on the set on a soap opera she was directing in Enugu state after she suffered an asthma attack yesterday.
Saharareporters could not confirm from her husband and the Nigerian Actors guild President the exact circumstances of her death. A former President of the Nigerian Actors Guild , Segun Arinze told Saharareporters that he received the heartbreaking news this morning but he stated that he could not confirm the details as calls to Amaka's husband telephone number wasn't going through.

Monday, 28 April 2014

'Love Me Je Je Crooner,' Seyi Sodimu Back With New Single, 'Pele Pele'

Click for Full Image Size Seyi Sodimu has now decided to shift base to Nigeria after a long sojourn in the US.

The star has also dropped a new single titled, 'Pele Pele', a re-make of Ebenezer Obey's 'Ore Mi Se Pele Pele'.

Seyi has been absent from the music scene for a while to pursue other business ventures including real estate, fashion, automobiles, and many other businesses. His last single Gbedu was released 2 years ago.

His style of music has been described as Afro-soul which is a fusion of African music, soul and high-life, geared towards a mature crowd while at the same time appealing to the youth and the masses.

This new single is supposed to be the first in a series, and subsequent singles will follow to mark his return to the Nigerian music scene. The new single was directed and shot by Sesan Ogunro of Film Factory in London .

On this project Seyi Sodimu worked with master producer Shizzi (Seyi Akerele) and Bankulli of Bankulli Entertainment for A&R and direction of the whole project.

Tori Spelling Reportedly Hospitalized

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Tori Spelling was hospitalized with undisclosed reasons amid her marital problems, multiple media report. According to E! News, Spelling, who revealed her marriage problems in her reality show "True Tori", was released over the weekend after being treated in a hospital for at least six days.

Spelling and her husband Dean McDermott were seen getting into a car shortly before 3 P.M. on Saturday, April 26. The former "90210" star wore a black top and a hat with a hospital band still attached on her wrist as her husband stayed close to help her get into the car.

According to a source, McDermott stayed with Spelling up to 10 hours a day when she was hospitalized. "He would arrive by 10 A.M. and didn't leave until 8 most nights. He seemed very stressed out and worried. He would bring food and often only left Tori to go outside to catch some air or make a phone call," the source said.

Earlier this month, Spelling slammed reports of her being underweight. The reports previously alleged that she was stressed and lost appetite after she learned that McDermott cheated on her during a business trip to Canada last year. "I'm not under 100 pounds. I didn't collapse. I didn't go to the hospital," she told Us Magazine. "I'm raising two girls and I want them to have positive body images."


Selena Gomez Spotted With Orlando Bloom in L.A.

The 'Come and Get It' singer was photographed hanging out with the 'Lord of the Rings' star at Chelsea Handler's show in L.A. over the weekend.

Selena Gomez Spotted With Orlando Bloom in L.A.
Selena Gomez and Orlando Bloom enjoyed some time together at Chelsea Handler's concert in Los Angeles on Saturday, April 26. In a photo obtained by TMZ, Gomez can be seen wearing a black dress while the actor sported a blue jacket over a gray t-shirt. When photographers saw them, the Legolas depicter in "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug" left immediately.

According to a separate report by New York Post's Page Six, Gomez and Bloom arrived at the show and left together in the same car. Bloom amicably separated from his wife Miranda Kerr last year and Gomez has broken up with Justin Bieber.

Gomez apparently had a hard time recently. Last week, she unfollowed everyone on her Instagram and later shared a cryptic message on her page. She uploaded a photo of an excerpt of a review of Mary J. Blige's album "Growing Pains" which was published by Daily Mail in 2008.

The review mentions that the album expresses "unhappiness and insecurity" and it has "enough anger and angst." A part of the song's lyrics reads, "I got every material thing I could ever need/ I got the love from my fans that adore me/ And I'm grateful/ But my love for myself is lacking a little bit/ I have to admit that I'm working on me." A source then told E! News that the star unfollowed people on Instagram to "remove what she believes are negative influences in her life and is focusing on positive things and people."

Sunday, 27 April 2014

Why Tuface And Tiwa Savage’s Dubai Weddings Are Bad For Nigerian Tourism


Click for Full Image Size It is about that time, we told ourselves the truth. Nigerian celebs need to be told the truth. It is fast becoming a norm in Nigeria to see our celebrities tell us bluntly with their actions that they can make good money in Nigeria but don’t see it befitting to spend it in Nigeria!

Are you wondering what I am insinuating? Let me break it down to you. Our Entertainers make good money from their Nigerian fans, get celebrated by Nigerian fans but when it comes to the time to spend good money for their wedding ceremony, they remember that Nigeria is for poor people and move their wedding ceremonies outside Nigeria.

I know I am not the one making this money for them and shouldn’t try to tell them how to spend it. But the truth is that we can ask reasonable questions. Is this benefitting us? How many celebs from Dubai take out time to peep into Nigeria?

Do you know that the high brow weddings Tuface, Stephenie Okereke, Tiwa Savage etc have done outside Nigeria could have positively impacted on Nigerian Tourism sector? The worst is that our celebs don’t recognize the fact that they have power to ignite a culture in a society. As Tuface and co have successfully done their wedding in Dubai, France etc, you will be shocked how many ordinary Nigerians will start doing all they can to make sure they wed outside Nigeria just to belong!

Financially, these wedding ceremonies can heavily impact on Nigeria’s Tourism sector and because it has a multiplier effect, it will spill into other sectors. Imagine if Tuface spent the N20 Million his Dubai wedding gulped in Nigeria? Some Nigerians would have made millions.

If Tuface Idibia, Stephanie Okereke, Tiwa Savage held their wedding ceremonies in Nigeria, let’s say in resorts like Obudu Cattle Ranch, imagine how many hotels in Cross River would have been fully booked during that period? All the money other quests spent on accommodation, transport etc would have gone into the pockets of their loyal Nigerian fans. Money spent on reception hall and decoration would have been paid to Nigerians.

The catering and souvenirs would have been done by Nigerians but our celebrities in the name of class, prefer to throw millions into the pockets of people who don’t even know they exist! Fine I gathered that some Nigerians took part in Tiwa’s wedding but what of Hotel and Transportation bills? Those ones, Nigerians can’t take part in.

Media wise, if our celebs are very popular outside the shores of Nigeria, their wedding can attract international media attention on Nigerian tourism sector thereby opening up the sector to the international market.

We criticize Nigerian Politicians who fly their kids abroad to school, travel out for medical attentions etc, please what is the difference between what they do and what these celebs are doing?

If you ask me, I think this shows that Nigerian celebs are telling the world that Nigerians have inferiority complex! We see everything in Nigeria as inferior but when it comes to making money, our money is not inferior to grab but when time to spend it comes, everything Nigerian is labelled not worthy of my class.

Yet an artiste of Banky W’s status belittled his intelligence by insulting Nigerians for criticizing the Dubai craze! It is a pity that Nigerians have no respect in the eyes of the celebrities they celebrate!

Psquare Makes Public Appearance After their Fight (Photos)

Click for Full Image Size Few Days after the Singing duo Psquare announced on their social media that they were back together again after they had a serious family dispute that almost caused them to split.

The Psquare brothers made their first public appearance last night at Sarah Ofili's Ibiza House Party at Piccolo Mondo. Lola, Peter's wife is currently in Dubai for Tiwa's wedding. The Brothers have even out to defend Lola that she was never the cause of the fight, so people should stop pointing accusing finger at her. Thank God they are cool now. See photos from Sarah's party

Friday, 25 April 2014

Ben-Hur' Remake Confirmed for 2016 Release


The movie scripted by John Ridley is set to be produced by Mark Burnett and Roma Downey.

'Ben-Hur' Remake Confirmed for 2016 Release

"Ben-Hur" remake has got an official release date. The movie is scheduled to make its way out in the United States on February 26, 2016. "The Bible" and "Son of God" executive producers Mark Burnett and Roma Downey board the project as producers.

Paramount and MGM are working together to bring the remake. Timur Bekmambetov ("Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter") is tapped to direct it from a script by "12 Years A Slave" writer John Ridley and "The Way Back" scribe Keith Clarke.

The film is based on Lew Wallace's 1880 novel titled "Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ". It revolves around a falsely accused nobleman who survives years of slavery and sets out a journey to take vengeance on the person who betrayed him.

The story was first adapted by MGM in a 1925 epic silent film starring Ramon Novarro and Francis X. Bushman. A remake released in 1959 featured Charlton Heston, Stephen Boyd, Jack Hawkins, and Hugh Griffith.

The remake won a record 11 Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Director (William Wyler), Best Actor in a Leading Role (Heston), and Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Griffith). No film matched the feat until the brilliant "Titanic" in 1997 and then "The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King" in 2003.

Us Weekly Denies Photoshopping Prince George's Picture


The magazine was accused of airbrushing a cover photo of the royal baby, but it claims that the color adjustments were made solely 'for printing purposes.'

Us Weekly Denies Photoshopping Prince George's Picture
Us Weekly denies giving a Photoshop makeover to Prince George's picture featured in the cover of its latest edition. Other media noticed the differences between the royal baby's appearance in the original photo and in the magazine's cover, prompting speculation that the magazine added color to his cheeks and enhanced his eyes among other things.

The magazine has offered an explanation to the issue, saying in a statement that the original image needed standard color adjustments in order to be printed. "The original image used for the Prince George cover was dark and bluish in tone and needed to be given an overall color shift for printing purposes," a representative for the magazine said. "By no means did we go in and alter the color of his eyes or cheeks in this process."

Prince George and his parents, Prince William and Kate Middleton, just departed from Australia on Friday, April 25 after a three-week tour of the country and New Zealand. The family brought home a bunch of toys presented to the nine-month tot, including a wombat stuffed animal from Australia's Governor-General Sir Peter Cosgrove.

Prince William said his son had become attached to the "cuddly wombat." He said on one of his final days Down Under, "We go away with wonderful memories, and George goes away with his cuddly wombat, which he has taken to chewing so lovingly."

Tiger Woods and Lindsey Vonn Have Double Date With Elin Nordegren and Her Boyfriend


Vonn and Nordegren who reportedly become close friends were joined by their respective boyfriend as they 'hung out at the Seminole Club [in Florida]' with some other people, a source says.

Tiger Woods, Lindsey Vonn

Following a report about Lindsey Vonn being close to Tiger Woods' ex-wife Elin Nordegren, the athletes apparently had a double date with Nordegren and her boyfriend Chris Cline. "They can be a happy foursome now that Elin has a guy even richer than Tiger," a source told Us Weekly. "They've hung out at the Seminole Club [in Florida]. They've hung out together with other people."

Woods and his former wife were seen attending a baseball game together over the weekend to support their son Charlie. In a photo obtained by TMZ, the golfer and his girlfriend sat side by side while Nordegren took a place in front of Woods. A source additionally said that they looked friendly during the outing.

A source recently claimed that Woods' current girlfriend and his former lover were best friends. The source explained that Nordegren knew her children would spend a lot of time with Vonn, so she wanted to know more about her. "After meeting her, she found she actually liked her," the source added. "You'd think it would be weird, but Elin loves Lindsey and they talk all the time. Elin likes that Lindsey is a strong woman."

The whole group reportedly went on a vacation together recently. "Elin found that they are very similar and have a lot in common. They laugh and talk like they have been girlfriends forever," the source explained further.
 This sounds really crazy!

Ciara Bares Baby Bump in W, Shares Kim Kardashian Advice

In an interview published in W magazine, the heavily pregnant singer says that she and her reality star friend talk about 'everything from breastfeeding to how a stroller works.'

Ciara Bares Baby Bump in W, Shares Kim Kardashian Advice

A very pregnant Ciara is featured in the latest edition of W magazine. The singer, who is expecting a child with her fiance Future, bares her baby bump in a photo shoot for the spread. In a sexy snap, Ciara can be seen wearing a black top and matching pants. The "Body Party" singer closes her eyes as she cradles her precious stomach with one hand.

In an interview for the spread, Ciara opens up about her pregnancy as well as advice she received from her friend Kim Kardashian, who welcomed her daughter with Kanye West last year. The 28-year-old singer admits that she and the "Keeping Up with the Kardashians" star actually talk about "everything from breastfeeding to how a stroller works."

"I believe in allowing your child to be who they want to be - as long as they want to be something great," she tells the magazine of a wise word she got from her friend. "You don't know your child until they get here, you don't know their personality. There is a lot of learning to do. I loved that advice."

Ciara, who is due to give birth "really soon," also says that she plans to get rid of her baby weight when she's ready. "As soon as the body says hit the gym, I'm gonna hit the gym. I've been having a lot of food fun," she explains.

s "Half of a Yellow Sun" A British Film, Nigerian Film or British Nigerian Film?

Click for Full Image Size I know that many people in Nigeria are hailing Biyi Bandele's first feature "Half of a Yellow Sun" as the best thing to happen to Nollywood since "Living in Bondage" and the Nigerian executive producers are celebrating it as the most expensive Nigerian film that cost them US$10 million. But in the US and Europe, it is reviewed as a British funded British film, because to them it is a British film by a British director Biyi Bandele, lead actors Chiwetel Ejiofor and Thandie Newton are also British.

Half of a Yellow Sun’ explores UK colonial legacy in Nigeria

While ‘Half of a Yellow Sun’ has been praised as one of just a handful of British films that engage with Britain’s post-imperial legacy in Nigeria, critics say it doesn’t do the book justice describing it as "a diverting but surface-level saga".

Chiwetel Ejiofor: 'I find racial concepts fascinating'

He spent a large chunk of last year banishing family demons in Nigeria, where he filmed the British-financed Half of a Yellow Sun, based on Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's brilliant book about the Biafran war. The conflict prompted his parents to flee the country, emigrating to London, where they had Chiwetel, along with his elder brother and two younger sisters. The fighting also uprooted his grandfather, a story Ejiofor captured on tape a few years ago.

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Psquare Finally Buries The Hatchet

Click for Full Image Size Many Events seems to have taken place within the Okoye's Clan yesterday. for the past few days news have been going viral that Paul Okoye and Peter Okoye of psquare wants to Spilt because of some family issues and differences they must have had. But all this while no one has spoken out only Lola, peter's wife who replied people accusing her for been the cause of the whole issue.

Yesterday was psquare elder brother's birthday, he also proposed to his girlfriend yesterday. Now from what we gathered psquare has buried the quarrel between them and are no longer splitting. They okoye family took to twitter to announce this. Peter said "forever psquare' Paul said 'psquare stronger than ever' Jude said, 'family is everything indeed, long live psquare. Then Anita, paul's wife also tweeted saying 'those who put their trust in the lord, will never be put to shame,all glory to God almighty, God is Alive, Prayer is the key'

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Thursday, 24 April 2014

Joan Rivers Won't Apologize for Her Hurtful Joke About Ariel Castro Kidnaping Victims



Attorneys for two women who were held captive in a Cleveland home say that Rivers should apologize, but the star says, 'There is nothing to apologize for. I made a joke.'

Joan Rivers

Joan Rivers refuses to apologize for making a hurtful joke about Ariel Castro kidnaping victims who were held captive and abused for years at a house in Cleveland. The comedienne made comment, which compared living in her daughter's guest room to the women's situation, when appearing on "Today" show, but she insists that it was just a joke.

In an interview with The Plain Dealer, she said, "I'm a comedienne. I know what those girls went through. It was a little, stupid joke. There is nothing to apologize for. I made a joke. That's what I do. Calm down. Calm f------ down. I'm a comedienne. They're free, so let's move on." The controversial star also said that she was happy that the victims were OK, adding that media should "stop writing about my stupidity" and worry about government leaders instead.

Rivers made appearance in Tuesday, April 22 episode of "Today" show and talked about living arrangement on her show, "Joan and Melissa: Joan Knows Best?". She commented, "Those women in the basement in Cleveland had more room."

The attorneys for two of the victims Gina DeJesus and Amanda Berry slammed the "Fashion Police" star for the insensitive comment. "Our clients have become aware of Joan Rivers' unfortunate comparison of living in her daughter's guest room to their captivity," James Wooley and Heather Kimmel said in a statement on Wednesday.

"We understand that Ms. Rivers is a comedienne; however, the idea that a celebrity would say something this hurtful, on national television, no less, is beyond shocking and disappointing," they continued. "Our clients are strong, private women who have endured unwanted and often painful media attention for quite some time. They now have to endure this, which is a new low, and we believe a sincere apology is warranted."

Last year, DeJesus, Berry and another woman Michelle Knight escaped from the Cleveland house where they were kept. Castro committed suicide after he was sentenced to life in prison, plus 1,000 years for his actions.

Michael Jackson's Doctor Conrad Murray Denied Appeal

An attorney for Conrad Murray, who was convicted of involuntary manslaughter in the King of Pop's death, says that the disgraced doctor intends to bring the case to federal court.

Conrad Murray

Conrad Murray, Michael Jackson's doctor who was convicted of involuntary manslaughter in 2011 in the death of the King of Pop, tried to appeal the conviction but it was denied. As reported by Reuters, the California Supreme Court refused to review the case on Wednesday, April 23.

An attorney for the disgraced doctor, however, said that they would not stop trying to clear Murray's name and intended to bring the case to federal court. "I think that especially with a non-sequestered jury in a high-profile case that's televised, it's impossible to get a fair trial," Valerie Wass said. She also mentioned that social media and the internet might influence the jury's decision.

Jackson passed away in 2009 when he was in the midst of preparing his comeback concerts. Murray administered Propofol to Jackson as sleeping aid prior to his death. The cardiologist was sentenced to four years in jail in 2011, but he was released in October 2013 due to good behavior and he was credited with time he had spent in prison prior to his trial.

Back in January, the California 2nd District Court of Appeal upheld Murray's conviction of involuntary manslaughter. The court upheld that the doctor gave "a number of dangerous drugs to Mr. Jackson without the appropriate medical equipment, precautions or personnel in place, and to the manner in which he left Mr. Jackson unattended."

Yvonne Nelson Finally Finds Love Again?

Click for Full Image Size Obviously, Ghanaian actress, Yvonne Nelson, has a knack for Nigerian guys. But the question is, are there no hot guys capable of winning her heart in Ghana?

This is because the actress, who visits Nigeria frequently for movie shoots, seems to have developed a thing for Alex Ebubo after a love-gone-sour affair with Iyanya.

Yvonne, who was in bed and in the arms of Ekubo during a movie shoot in Nigeria, took to her Instagram page and wrote, “In bed…onset…with this hotttttie @alexxekubo. Why am I still single? #secondary virgin!"

Although sources claim both Yvonne and Ekubo are having a secret affair, this may not be true as we don't see such ever happening between the two.

Peter Okoye's Wife, Lola Omotayo Speaks On P-Square's Rumoured Breakup

Since the rummoured breakup of P-Square sprung, there have been tales that the wife of Peter Okoye, Lola Omotayo, was responsible for it. Some people accused the woman of instigating Peter against his brothers.

Lola has now reacted to the allegations, stating that she is not behind the issue as being widely speculated.

"I'm a lady of substance, though I have my shortcomings. I might not be loved by everyone, but the people that matter to me hold me in high esteem and that's enough for me," she said.

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Wednesday, 23 April 2014

Uma Thurman Reportedly Calls Off Engagement to Arpad Busson


Arpad Busson, Uma Thurman

Uma Thurman and her fiance Arpad Busson have called off their engagement for the second time, PEOPLE reports. The couple started dating in 2007 and they got engaged the next year. The "Kill Bill" star and the French financier split in 2009 before rekindling their romance. They have a 21-month-old daughter together.

Report of the split started over the weekend when a source told U.K.'s Daily Mail that Thurman was seen without her engagement ring during a recent event. "Uma and Arki (Busson) were due to attend a gala together on April 8, but Uma showed up without her engagement ring or her fiance. Arki was scheduled to attend and it seemed clear there was only one reason why he didn't show - because he and Uma are no longer an item," the source claimed.

"Uma lives in New York while Arki lives in London. He has been out and about without Uma since October when he went to a Halloween party alone. They have been at one or two events together, like Harvey Weinstein's pre-Bafta party in February, but on that occasion they looked miserable," another source added.

Prior to having a relationship with Busson, Thurman was married to Gary Oldman from 1990 until 1992. She then was married to Ethan Hawke, with whom she shares two children. Busson, meanwhile, also has two children from a previous relationship with Elle Macpherson.

Cuba Gooding Jr. and Wife Split After 20 Years of Marriage


Cuba Gooding Jr., Sara Kapfer

Cuba Gooding Jr. and his wife Sara Kapfer are calling it quits after 20 years of marriage. TMZ reports that Kapfer filed for legal separation on Tuesday, April 22 in L.A. County Superior Court. In the court documents, Kapfer cited irreconcilable differences as reason for the separation.

The Oscar-winning actor and Kapfer got married in 1994 and they have three children together. Kapfer wants joint legal and physical custody of their two minor children. Child support will be determined later.

Only last year, the "Jerry Maguire" star gushed over his wife during an appearance on "The View". "Like I always say it's been five women [in one] I was with," he said of Kapfer back then. "The high-school girl, then the college girl, the newlywed and the mother... she has been changing to this other woman that I have to introduce myself to every few years. And thank god I've fallen in love with each one. It's true. I'm lucky that way."

The 46-year-old actor previously also shared that he and Kapfer made arrangement so that they could spend some time with family. "When you do films, you're away from the family, but I can still fly them in or fly home to see them, so... my wife and I... have this rule - never go more than three or four weeks without seeing each other," he said.

Omotola Gets MTV Personality Of The Year Award Nomination

Click for Full Image Size Nollywood actress, Omotola Jolade-Ekeinde is no doubt having it good for her especially after her Times magazine recognition. The beautiful mother of four has been nominated for the ‘Personality of the Year’ award at 2014 edition of the MTV Africa Music, which will take place on June 7 at the Durban International Convention Centre, South Africa

She was nominated alongside Chimamanda Adichie (Nigeria) Trevor Noah (South Africa), Lupita Nyong’o (Kenya) and Yaya Toure (Cote d’Ivoire).

Tuesday, 22 April 2014

MO'CHEDDAH: I would Have Crashed If I Had Not Gone on Break


Click for Full Image Size Popular rap artiste Module Oreoluwa aka MO'CHEDDAH, has debunked claims that she got married during her long absence in the music scene.

According to the rapper, she said that she needed to focus on her academics and to understand what was going on around her.

She noted that coupled with lots of travelling, shows, brand endorsement, were all consuming her time and she needed to watch it so as not to lose focus.

"my break was deliberate. I had done so much. I was in school as well and shortly before I graduated, I was beginning to lose it. I needed the break to get in touch with myself because I did not know what was going on around me anymore."

"it seemed as if I was rushing through life and I was not learning anything. I just realised that if I did not take that break, I was going to crash and I would not be able to get up again."

"So, I never got married. I don't know where the news came from. Even if I got married, why would it slow down my career?" she added.

Dean McDermott Says Sex With Wife Tori Spelling 'Wasn't Fantastic'

Tori Spelling, Dean McDermott

Dean McDermott delivers low blow to his wife, Tori Spelling, who is also the mother of his four children. During a therapy session filmed for her TV show "True Tori" which premieres Tuesday, April 22, he complains about their sex life.

"We would have sex once every two weeks," McDermott, 47, says. "It wasn't fantastic." As 40-year-old Spelling protests, their counselor explains to him, "Dean, your expectations of what a marriage is supposed to be sexually, it's like a fairy tale."

"I'm insatiable," the father of five then admits. "Sex was an escape, just like drugs and alcohol." He says of his mistress, "I wasn't attracted to her. It was just like a warm body," when his teary wife presses him, "But I don't understand, like why her?"

In the previous clip, McDermott confessed, "I cheated on my wife. That's my worst nightmare." But Spelling wasn't convinced by his remorse as she said, "Or that you got caught," to which the "Chopped Canada" host responded, "I don't know."