Monday, December 19, 2011
Nollywood actress, Tonto Dikeh yesterday visited the tomb of late rapper Oladapo Olaitan Olaonipekun, aka DaGrin at Atan cemetery, Yaba, Lagos to show some love at xmas and also laid a wreath.
What a way to remember a fallen hero especially at the festive season.
It would be recalled just of recent the actress handed scholarships to two students during a xmas event held at Troy Lounge, Ogba, Ikeja on 11 December 2011….
It's been a slow process, but Beyonce's parents Tina and Mathew Knowles have finally divorced after 31 years of marriage. The couple were issued a final decree of divorce in a Texas court last month - two years after stylist Tina originally filed legal papers.
The couple separated in 2009 after it emerged Mathew - who managed his daughter until earlier this year - had fathered a love child. Their original divorce filing was dropped last year after both failed to appear in court, leading Tina to file a divorce petition again in August this year.
In court documents, Tina, 57, said the marriage was 'insupportable because of discord or conflict of personalities' which 'prevents any reasonable expectation of reconciliation', according to TMZ.com.
Tina's original divorce filing came just a month after it emerged Mathew, 60, had fathered a child with former Scrubs actress Alexsandra White, who was pregnant at the time. White, 40, gave birth to their son Nixon on February 4 2010 following an 18 month affair with Mathew.
Although Mathew Knowles initially denied he was the father, a DNA test later proved otherwise. In March, Beyonce severed business ties with her father, but insisted she was not estranged from him on a father-daughter level, despite her parents' split.
On December 17, 2011, Justin Bieber was joined on stage by the legend himself Mr. Stevie Wonder at Stevie’s 16th Annual House Full of Toys benefit concert at Nokia Theatre.
The pair performed a cover of Donny Hathaway’s ”Someday at Christmas”, which appears on Beibers Christmas album Under The Mistletoe.
Following the performance the 17-year-old singer took to his Twitter;
|Showing Appreciation on Twitter...|
|Justin Bieber: Honoured...|
|Saudi billionaire Prince al-Waleed bin Talal has several high profile investments in western companies including Citigroup and News Corp|
Saudi billionaire Prince al-Waleed bin Talal and his Kingdom Holding Company have bought a strategic stake in microblogging site Twitter for $300 million, they said in a statement on Monday.
Kingdom said that the investment was “the result of several months of negotiations.”
“Our investment in Twitter reaffirms our ability in identifying suitable opportunities to invest in promising, high-growth businesses with a global impact,” al-Waleed said in the statement.
Al-Waleed, a nephew of the Saudi king and who has several high profile investments in western companies including Citigroup and News Corp, recently announced plans to launch a news channel.
Pop singer Britney Spears and her new fiance Jason Trawick flew to Las Vegas Friday night (Dec 16) where they celebrated their newly announced engagement at Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino.
The couple was also in Sin City celebrating Jason’s 40th birthday, and to kick off the festivities, Spears and Trawick had dinner at the Sugar Factory American Brasserie, where they reportedly feasted on salmon and ate the eatery’s famous chocolate pizza.
Right before midnight, the duo and 30 of their closest friends & family members hit the Chateau nightclub where Spears presented her new fiance with a two-tier red velvet birthday cake.
According to Radar Online, Britney and Jason don’t plan on getting married until two lawsuits against Britney are settled and her conservatorship is lifted, which is all supposed to happen in the coming months.
Kim Jong Il, North Korea's mercurial and enigmatic leader whose iron rule and nuclear ambitions dominated world security fears for more than a decade, has died. He was born on 16 February 1941 (wikipedia).
Kim's death 17 years after he inherited power from his father was announced Monday by the state television from the North Korean capital, Pyongyang. The country's "Dear Leader" - reputed to have had a taste for cigars, cognac and gourmet cuisine - was believed to have had diabetes and heart disease.
Kim Jong-un, the youngest son of the North Korean leader Kim Jong-il, has long been expected to succeed his father.
, North Korean State TV has announced that Kim Jong-un will take over as the leader of North Korea.
Although his exact age is unknown, Kim Jong-un is believed to have been born between 1983 and 1984. As , he is groomed to look like his late grandfather, Kim Il-sung.
The younger Kim, also know as the 'Young General,' when he was appointed a four-star general.
In a "special broadcast" Monday, state media said Kim died of a heart ailment on a train due to a "great mental and physical strain" on Saturday during a "high intensity field inspection."
Kim is believed to have suffered a stroke in 2008 but he had appeared relatively vigorous in photos and video from recent trips to China and Russia and in numerous trips around the country carefully documented by state media.
Kim Jong Il inherited power after his father, revered North Korean founder Kim Il Sung, died in 1994. He had been groomed for 20 years to lead the communist nation founded by his guerrilla fighter-turned-politician father and built according to the principle of "juche," or self-reliance.
Sunday, December 18, 2011
Fresh reports suggest Lindsay Lohan's nude Playboy shoot is actually selling like hot cakes. Early indications indicated the January edition of the mag was not performing that well.
creator and owner, Hugh Hefner also
confirmed the huge sales in a tweet. Hugh tweeted, “The Lindsay Lohan January-February Double Issue is breaking sales
But according to TMZ, the issue is selling out across the country - and vendors are ordering additional copies. A source told the website that major cities including New York and Los Angeles - along with cities which don't usually order more copies - have asked for extra magazines to shift.
The insider added that there has been a large rise in subscription sales to the online service iPlayboy.com. When the magazine hit newstands on Friday, it was suggested the 25-year-old actress's Marilyn Monroe-inspired cover had failed to impress.
|Elated Hugh took to twitter...|
Lagos State Governor Babatunde Raji Fashola leading by example earlier today on the same road that claimed many casualties yesterday during the Lekki Toll Gate Fees Protest...
On a lighter mood...Dramatic Lagos indeed…But thank Goodness, God is still working in our lives in Lagos far more than Fashola is working in Lagos…LOL
|Brutal: This shocking image shows Egyptian army soldiers dragging this helpless woman on the ground and kicking her hard in the chest after ripping her clothes from her body|
After being viciously beaten by a 10-strong mob of Egyptian male soldiers, this woman lies helplessly on the ground as her shirt is ripped from her body and a man kicks her with full force in her exposed chest.
Moments earlier she had been struck countless times in the head and body with metal batons, not content with the brutal beating delivered by his fellow soldier, one man stamped on her head repeatedly.
She feebly tried to shield her head from the relentless blows with her hands.
|Outnumbered: This woman screams in pain as she is surrounded by five male soldiers during protests in the Egyptian capital and beaten with poles|
|Brutally injured: This woman is left barely conscious and splattered in blood after being beaten the military in violent clashes between rock-throwing protesters and military police|
|Shameless: Egyptian army soldiers use brutal force to arrest this female protester and drag her by her hair during clashes with military police near Cairo's Tahrir Square|
|Violent: The heavy handed Egyptian army soldiers drag the arrested a woman protester off by her hair|
|Man-handled: Egyptian soldiers clash with this female protester and two male protestors near Cairo's Tahrir Square|
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|Police released stills from the surveillance video of the attack seeking to identify the man they say incinerated a woman in an elevator in a Brooklyn apartment building.|
The New York Daily News identified the woman as Delores Gillespie, saying she was about to step out of the elevator at her home in Prospect Heights, Brooklyn, when she was met by a man with a barbecue lighter, a bottle and a jug of combustible fluid.
A surveillance camera has captured the attacker spraying Gillespie with the fuel, then lighting a Molotov cocktail and setting her on fire, the report said.
|Arrested: Jerome Isaac appears in public for the first time since his arrest for burning a woman to death with the left side of his face visibly singed|
Gillespie, who was in her 60s or 70s, was pronounced dead at the scene on Saturday, and police are now hunting for her killer, the paper noted.
The Daily News quoted neighbours as saying that Gillespie had been living in the building for years and appeared to be mentally ill.
She often complained that upstairs tenants were stealing from her, the report said.
In recent months, her son, who neighbours said was also mentally ill, was staying with her, the paper added.
|Ben Alaiya, the New Press Officer to Super Eagles... image facebook|
Colin Udoh has been replaced as the Press Officer to the Nigerian Senior football team, Super Eagles. Colin Uhoh revealed this in a tweet minutes ago when he tweeted, “REPLACED”.
Udoh was replaced with Ben Alaiya of SportsDay Newspaper.
Terrible Accident occurred about an hour ago between Adekunle exit & Oworo along 3rd Mainland resulting in heavy traffic on both sides…
Motorists who must visit the Island today, Sunday, 18 Dec., 2011 are advised to take alternative routes like Ikorodu Road...
A couple are said to be trapped in the car underneath the truck
Vaclav Havel, the dissident playwright who became the Czech Republic's first post-communist president, has died at the age of 75.
The former leader, who suffered from prolonged ill-health, died in his sleep on Sunday morning, his secretary Sabina Dancecova said.
As president, he presided over Czechosvakia's transition to democracy and a free-market economy.
He oversaw its peaceful 1993 split into the Czech Republic and Slovakia.