Saturday, 22 December 2012

PSY's Gangnam Style music video hits 1billion views on Youtube

South Korean pop sensation, PSY, has done something no other artist has ever done before.
Yesterday Friday December 21, 2012,  PSY's music video for Gangnam Style exceeded 1 billion
views on YouTube, becoming the first video to ever do so in YouTube's history.

Google reports that Gangnam Style sees about 7 million views a day... no small feat from a man

who was a complete unknown Stateside just a few months ago. 
"Honestly, when I made this video I didn't even expect 1 million views, because this is off my 
sixth album in Korea, so I just hoped it would be huge there," PSY recently told MTV News. 
"I didn't even think about any other countries; I just did my job and waited and watched. And, 
you know, today, I'm still wondering and analyzing its success. Because I've done this thing 
many times, this dance, this album, this video ... this one just became something else entirely."

Nkiru Sylvanus' family paid N8 million to kidnappers for her release

The police in Owerri, the Imo state capital told reporters during a press briefing yesterday
that Nkiru Sylvanus' family paid N8 million to the kidnappers before she was released on
Thursday night.

The Commissioner of Police, Adisa Bolanta, said the family did this without 
the knowledge
of the police. He said they had warned the family not to negotiate or deal directly with the
kidnappers but they defied their orders
"They defied our warnings and continued negotiations with the kidnappers 
They went behind us and paid N8 million to them. We have made some arrests in 
connection with the case and very soon they will all be apprehended." He said

Saturday, 15 December 2012

Amanda Bynes Hit-and-Run Charges Dismissed

 Amanda Bynes
Amanda Bynes has caught a break.
The L.A. City Attorney's office tells E! News that Bynes' attorney, Richard Hutton, appeared in a Van Nuys courtroom on Wednesday with two civil compromise forms signed by the two victims of the alleged hit-and-runs that occurred on April 10, 2012 and on Aug. 4, 2012.
The victims indicated they had received "full satisfaction" and wished to have the matter permanently dismissed. Judge Thomas Rubinson granted the deal.
E! News was also informed that, contrary to reports that prosecutors had "signed off on the deal," the City Attorney's Office strongly objected to this deal based on the fact that there were multiple hit-and-run incidents and that Bynes had an open DUI case pending.
Judge Rubinson overruled the objection and granted the deal.

Model Marisa Miller Gives Birth to Baby Boy! And His Name Is...

Marisa Miller, Allure Magazine
Marisa Miller just got an early Christmas gift—her first child!
The new model mom and her music producer husband Griffin Guess welcomed a baby boy named Gavin Lee Guess yesterday, Miller's rep confirms to E! News.
The couple's son weighed in at 8 lbs., 10 oz.
Miller just recently showed off her beautiful baby bump in a nude photoshoot with Allure magazine.
"I always felt, even before I got pregnant, that it's better to accentuate your curves," she said. "It's important to really show off the belly."
The 33-year-old blond beauty announced she was pregnant back in June of this year.

WEIRD: (photo) Stunned Parents Pull Feather Out Of Baby’s Neck, Thought It Was A Pimple

After initially diagnosing an infection, doctors were shocked when they discovered a two-inch-long black feather had got lodged underneath Mya Whittington’s skin.
Aaron and Emma Whittington first took their nearly seven-month-old daughter to Hutchinson Regional Medical Center, Kansas on Saturday after the area below her jaw swelled up.
‘They thought it was a swollen gland,’ Aaron Whittington said.
The hospital administered an antibiotic and sent the family home.
Mya’s grandmother took her back to the hospital after a ‘pimple’ appeared on the swollen area, which had now grown to the size of about one and a half golf balls, Aaron Whittington said.
The physician suspected a staph infection on her lymph nodes.
A doctor broke the pimple to try to drain it and drew marks on her face to measure whether the swelling increased. The intravenous antibiotics were continued.
On Monday, the doctor on rounds scraped off a scab that formed. After the doctor left, the Whittingtons noted what appeared to be a string or stick emerging from the spot. They left it alone, since the doctor hadn’t done anything to it, Aaron said.
‘She’s been pulling on the left side of her face for a couple of months,’ Emma said, but she suspected it was teething or an ear infection.
In her 20 years on the pediatric floor at the hospital, RN Sandra Mathis has never seen the like, though she recalls a child coming in once with hairbrush bristles stuck in its tonsils that had to be removed, from chewing on a brush.
The Whittingtons’ doctor indicated the swelling had to be causing an immense amount of pain, Emma said, but Mya cried mostly only when nurses have poked her.
Her ordeal isn’t over yet, however. The swollen area has a hard knot in it about four centimeters in size. If the knot doesn’t break up on its own, Mya is headed for surgery in Wichita to remove it.

Friday, 14 December 2012

Naturists bare all on the This Morning sofa, literally

Emma Stokes, Andrew Welch, Vicki Hinks and Tim Higgs

THIS Morning has had hundreds of guests over the years — but not many of them have graced the famous sofa completely naked.
Four naturists appeared on the ITV1 show today — with just some cleverly placed baubles and stickers to keep the show pre-watershed appropriate — and told hosts Ruth Langsford and Eamonn Holmes that there is nothing sexual about being a nudist.
Firstly Eamonn asked Tim Higgs, Vicki Hinks, Andrew Welch and Emma Stokes what they would say to people who were looking at them on TV in a "naughty, sexual way".
And Andrew told him: "It is an issue that we suffer from, because most people can't separate sex from nudity and that is just not what this is all about.
"Years and years, decades of social conditioning have made people feel awkward, embarrassed by a simple naked body and we've all got one."
Ruth then asked the group about people often associating naturists with activities like swinging.
Vicki Hinks and Tim Higgs
Vicki Hinks and Tim Higgs work at nudist hotel

To which Andrew replied: "We're certainly having fun and frolicking around naked, but it's just not in that way.
"It's not like that at all, the context doesn't lend itself to that, it's not sexually exciting, it's just normal people not wearing their clothes."
In reply to Eamonn quizzing on her whether she felt vulnerable naked, Emma declared: "Absolutely not."
And she said that being a naturist has in fact helped her grow to love her body.
She explained: "It all started a while ago when I went along with a friend to a convention and I decided that 'what was it about those people that they were so happy about their body and I hated mine so much?'
"So off I went back to university and started doing some research and from there I decided to give it a try myself.
"And it's the best thing that I ever did because it allowed me to finally be happy and comfortable in my skin."
Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langsford
'It's not about that' ... guests tell Eamonn and Ruth there's nothing sexual about being a naturist

Tim, who throws naturist Christmas parties at his Clover Spa & Hotel in Birmingham, added that being a naturist helps your confidence.
He said: "It helps, your confidence grows, I see it several times a week when we get new customers coming through the door, very nervous but within a few minutes they're relaxing.
"And they're finding a new themselves, and it's absolutely wonderful."
And he added that there has been a very high demand for places at his naked Christmas dos this year.
He said: "It has been well sort after, and all the rooms are booked in the hotel, but visitors can come along in the evening and join in."
While Vicki, who works as duty manager at the hotel, said the parties don't just appeal to a certain age group either.
She said: "We've had 18 to a 91-year-old there, it's all age groups."

Rihanna writes heartfelt letter after cryptic tweets hint at split from Chris


The 24-year-old Bajan beauty has been struggling to maintain a steady relationship with ex-boyfriend Chris Brown after he was snapped partying with a bevy of scantily clad girls in Paris during his tour.
He has since reportedly been seen enjoying dinner followed by a night out with his ex-girlfriend Karreuche Tran in Dubai.
Yesterday Rihanna opened her heart on Twitter saying: "Never underestimate a man's ability to make you feel guilty for his mistakes."
Rihanna and Chris Brown
Rihanna and Chris

And she followed today by hinting that she would just like to forget whatever it is that's going on in her life right now.
She added: "That "very rare" moment when ya wanna get blacked out drunk, but ya got an early morning!!! #ROCstarproblems."
The Diamonds singer has also written a personal letter to her fans and uploaded an image of the note to her instagram page for them to read.
Rihanna opens up with a letter to her fans
Rihanna opens up to fans

The message talks about dealing with the "curve balls" that life sends your way and "taking our lessons and growing from them" as well as "keeping it moving without regrets."
Over the weekend following a bust-up with Chris Rihanna sent a series of cryptic tweets which she subsequently deleted.
Chris Brown and Karreuche Tran 
Chris and ex-girlfriend Karreuche

She wrote: “Examine what you tolerate”, “Goodbye muthaf*****”, “You give, you get, then you give it the f*** back” and “Claps for the basic b******”.
After the argument she shared snaps of herself naked in a hotel room, draped in fur and holding a cigarette

Photos: P3 bash for wounded heroes

Ken Bellringer, right, and hero pal Bryan Phillips with Page 3 girls

Ken Bellringer, right, and hero pal Bryan Phillips with Page 3 girls
WOUNDED war heroes enjoyed a Christmas party with added cheer — thanks to The Sun’s Page 3 Girls.
Rosie, Staci, India and Lacey visited them at rehab centre Headley Court yesterday.
They posed for pictures, signed calendars and handed out stockings full of goodies from Help for Heroes.
Staci & Gdsmn Joe Penlington
Staci and Gdsmn Joe Penlington

Troops tucked into a festive feast and were also thrilled by Tickets for Troops ambassador and soul star Beverley Knight who sang for them.
The Complex Trauma Team at the Surrey centre care for the country’s most critically injured servicemen. They received a Special Recognition Award at The Sun’s Millies — which you can see on ITV1 tonight at 9pm.
singer Beverley Knight
Beverley Knight
The partygoers included double amputee Ken Bellringer, 40, of 11 EOD Regiment, who, despite appalling injuries, joked: “I’d have loved to let one of the girls sit on me knee — but I left both of them in Afghanistan.”
Triple amputee Jack Otter, 24, of 2 Rifles, added: “The Page 3 girls were brilliant — The Sun made this year’s Christmas party extra special.”
-Culled from The Sun Uk

Knife Wielding Man Injures 22 School Children In China

A knife-wielding man slashed 22 children and an adult at an elementary school in central China on Friday, state media reported, the latest in a series of attacks on schoolchildren in the country.
The man attacked the children at the gate of a school in Chenpeng village in Henan province, the Xinhua news agency reported.
Police arrested a 36-year-old man, identified as villager Min Yingjun, Xinhua said. It did not give further details of the extent of the injuries.
It would be recalled that there have been a series of attacks on schools and school children around China lately prompting public calls for more measures to protect the young in a country where many couples only have one child.
-Culled from Information Nigeria

Photo: Ukrainian Lawmakers Throw Punches In Parliament

However, in another similar development, Ukrainian parliament on Thursday voted to reinstate its prime minister as dozens of opposition and pro-government lawmakers brawled for a second day in the Ukrainian chamber which has become notorious for its fisticuffs.
The Deputies in suits and shirtsleeves climbed on tables, shouted and grappled with opponents in an angry protest against lawmakers pressing electronic buttons to vote for absentee colleagues. While lawmakers are legally obliged to vote in person, many of them run around pressing buttons for absent colleagues.
Opposition politicians rose to their feet and rushed to blockade the speaker’s tribune, while being pushed back by pro-government lawmakers. Amid angry shouts and calls for calm, some clambered on desks from where they dealt blows and jumped down on opponents. At least one opposition lawmaker had a bruised face after being thrown to the floor and receiving punches and kicks from ruling party lawmakers, the Interfax news agency reported.

Thursday, 13 December 2012

Mercy Johnson Tops List Of 2012 Most Searched Nollywood Celebrity For 2nd Year Running

The 2012 list was recently made available by the world’s foremost search engine, Google and for the consecutive year, the heavily pregnant actress dominated the list ahead of seeming ‘popular’ celebrities in the country.
Last year, Mercy Johnson notoriously sat atop that list following the controversy that surrounded her wedding to Prince Odi Okojie.
Here is a list of the top 10 most searched Nollywood celebrities according to Google:
  1. Mercy Johnson
  2. Ini Edo
  3. Tonto Dikeh
  4. Funke Akindele
  5. Genevieve Nnaji
  6. Jim Iyke
  7. Chika Ike
  8. Van Vicker
  9. Rita Dominic
  10. Stephanie Okereke

Pastor Matthew Ashimolowo Floats Billion Naira KICC University

Pastor Matthew Ashimolowo
Pastor Matthew Ashimolowo
Part of the requirements for the granting of a license for a university by the National University Commission of Nigeria is that at least 250 acres of land be provided for a university campus but the KICC University sits atop over 500 acres.
The university which would be structured around six faculties and 22 mainstream departments, has the  Schools of Medical Science and Pharmacy in the College of Medical Sciences as well as the Faculty of Law which are to run faculty/school-based degree programmes.
Initial academic activities would commence in two Schools namely: Humanities, Management & Social Sciences, and Information Science and Technology. Courses to be developed by the School of Information Science and Technology will be central to the teaching programmes in all Departments. In all, the university has 59 academic programmes.

Friday, 7 December 2012

Christina Aguilera: "The Less Clothing, The Better!"

Christina Aguilera and talk show host Ellen DeGeneres  
Christina Aguilera and talk show host Ellen DeGeneres Credit: Michael Rozman/Warner Bros.
There's a very simple reason as to why Christina Aguilera appears nude on the cover of her seventh studio album.
"I like to be free," she explained on The Ellen DeGeneres Show Dec. 7. "Sometimes, the less clothing, the better! I'm just comfortable in my skin and my body."

She then joked of her talk show outfit, "Had I had this beautiful sweater . . . I would have worn that on the cover of Lotus."
Christina Aguilera and Ellen DeGeneres
Christina Aguilera and Ellen DeGeneres

The Ultimate Wonder Promo Winner-Ebube Essien-Garrick Receives N64m Cheque From MTN

Finally, Telecommunications giant, MTN, put paid to speculations that its wonder promo was a scam as it presented the winner of its grand prize – a Cessna 182T aeroplane, Ebube Essien-Garricks with a N64m cheque last Sunday, 2nd October, at the Corporate Elite Nite held at Eko Hotels, Lagos.
The event which was compered by OAP Olisa Adibua, saw live performances from afro juju maestro, Sir Shina Peters, Mavin Records duo of Dr. Sid and Tiwa Savage as well as Timi Dakolo. Also on hand to enliven the event was stand up comedian, Bovi.
The high point of the event was the presentation of Essien-Garricks with her cheque. As she mounted the rostrum beaming with smiles to collect her prize money, she said, “I just want to thank everyone in MTN for what they have done in my life.”
This is indeed a life turn around, i'm next in line.....are you?

President Goodluck Jonathan’s Facebook Page Attacked With Questions For Not Fulfilling Promise

Hundreds of facebook users have besieged President Goodluck Jonathan’s facebook page asking him the reason he broke his promise to release funds to clean up poisonous Lead in Zamfara State.

On Thursday, two rights groups, Human Rights Watch and the Nigerian Youth Climate Action Network, NYCAN, called on the public to prevail on Mr. Jonathan to release the said funds.
“Unless the promised funds are released immediately, cleanup of the contaminated areas won’t be able to start until after next year’s rainy season, leaving thousands more children at risk of death and permanent disability,” said Babatunde Olugboji of Human Rights Watch.
Over 400 children have died from the lead poisoning, according to Mr. Olugboji, and thousands more are in dire need of medical attention.
The rights groups said that government’s failure to release the promised funds has left thousands of children with lifelong disability in the worst lead poisoning outbreak in recent history.
After the groups’ request on Thursday, hundreds of comments telling Mr. Jonathan that ” Children are dying and your government’s failure to act is putting more children at risk” surfaced on his page.
In his last facebook post, Mr. Jonathan’s had pleaded with Nigerians to be patient with his “transformation agenda.”
“Last year, you entrusted me with your mandate by voting for me to emerge as president of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. I continue to hold that mandate in trust for you and future generations of Nigeria.
“Over the past year, this administration has been working on fulfilling the promises I made to you during the campaigns. Many of those promises will take time to come to fruition…,” Mr. Jonathan wrote on his November 1 post.
The comments on the Zamfara lead poisoning were put under Mr. Jonathan’s last post.
“I know you’ve got a lot of difficult tasks to tackle in the next year, but the Zamfara cleanup is one that has a proven solution and you have the funds to solve it. Respect your citizens by cleaning up toxins,” read one comment on his post by Elyse Leonard.
Another post by M Ahmet Nermin read “#Lead poisoning in Zamfara State, Nigeria, killed 400+ children and left thousands more with permanent life-long disability. In May, President Goodluck Jonathan pledged $4,000,000 to clean up the lead contamination. Today, that money is nowhere to be found, and thousands of children remain at risk of death and disability. #childrights.”

Omotola’s Reality Show Breaks Africa Magic Record

Omotola Jalade Ekeinde has made waves and is still making high waves in the world of make belief but that world where she rules like a colossus is a different kettle of fish from the real world where everything is real – no cuts, edit or re-cast.

Therefore, it was no surprise when the Nollywood diva initially expressed reservations about her reality show tagged “Omotola: Real Me”. According to her, “if I sit down and tell you I’m confident about this, I would be lying to you. I’m very nervous about the show because everything about me is going to be in the public domain now” she said.
But contrary to her fears, initial reports indicate that the show which premiered yesterday, Thursday, November 6th on DSTV,  shattered the records of AfricaMagic Entertainment (DSTV Channel 151) as the most watched TV show of all time.
According to reports, more than 30 minutes before the airing of the show, the channel started experiencing heavy traffic and as the show eventually started, nearly every home that has access to the channel or other medium, tuned in.
With this news, the beautiful and sexy actress can be rest assured that the project will not ‘mar’ her career as she first feared, but may actually go on to catapault her to new heights than ever before.
Hmm....I can't wait to watch this show.

PHOTOS: Omotola's reality show official launch

It held on Wednesday December 5th at Wheatbaker Hotel in Ikoyi. More photos after the cut...

  Credit to Maestro Media
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