Monday, 15 October 2012

Obama Weighs In On Mariah Carey & Nicki Minaj Feud


Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj
Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj
President Obama hasn’t been shy about weighing in on the tough issues the American public is facing, including the beef betweenMariah Carey and Nicki Minaj on “American Idol.” Obama called in to Michael Yo’s radio program “The Yo Show” and was immediately asked about the ongoing feud between the new “American Idol” judges.
“Can you repair the relationship with Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj on ‘American Idol’? That’s what people want to know,” Yo asked the president.
“I think that they are going to be able to sort it out. I am confident,” Obama said. “I’m all about bringing people together, working for the same cause, I think both outstanding artists are going to be able to make sure that they’re moving forward and not going backwards.”
Rumors of a feud between Minaj and Carey first started when the two were announced as new judges. Everyone was quick to downplay the rumors, including host Ryan Seacrest.
“There are not too many dull moments between the two of them, but at the end of the day, we all hug and laugh and go home and get ready for another day,” Seacrest told “Today” in September. “They get along fine, but they’re strong and candid in their opinion.”
Then TMZ released a video showing Minaj launch into a profanity-laced tirade targeted at Carey. “I told them, I’m not f—in’ putting up with her f—ing Highness over there,” Minaj said. “Figure it the f— out. Figure it out.” Barbara Walters got involved, rumors of death threats escalated the situation and many, including Carey’s husband Nick Cannon, pointed fingers at producers, accusing them of manipulating the situation for publicity.
“Mariah and Nicki were close … Mariah put her in her video and they did songs together. She sent us a wonderful baby gift when our kids were born. But I think what happened … and I blame this on Fox again,” Cannon said during a recent appearance on HuffPost Live. “When Mariah was hired to do ‘American Idol,’ she was being courted by every competition show out there, but she chose the one that she felt was the classier show … and she thought it would be the same way she’s seen it in the past, two guys and one girl. So when you hear that there’s going to be someone else, of course that comes to you as a surprise … But I think after she got over the initial idea, and it was someone that she knew, she was fine with it … Again, someone put that seed out there that, ‘Oh, Mariah’s upset.’ She’s bigger than that. She’s not worried about being upset. I think she was misled by the powers-that-be, and that probably created a lot of frustration.”
For what it’s worth, Obama wouldn’t pick favorites between the two singers.
“Mariah, she’s actually done some events for us. I’ve gotten to know her and Nick [Cannon]. She’s a wonderful lady,” Obama said. “Nicki I don’t know, but I’ve got her on my iPod.”
Listen to Obama’s “The Yo Show” interview below.

Jayso and Sarkodie to release second single off ‘TMG’ album on November 2?

Video: Sarkodie & Jayso (TMG) Interview with Jeremie on Yfm
If you follow Sarkodie and Jayso on various social platforms you may have come across a photo depicting a steamy group chat with the two rappers and a seeming love web with two girls, Efya and Abena. Although both rappers aren’t giving much away, I have put one and two together and I think the picture could very well be the cover art for the second single from their joint collaboration album, TMG (The Mind Game). Hmm, looks like the mind games have started!

sarkodie jay so TMG ALBUM
The single, “I’m in Love with Your Girlfriend” features the soulful young songstress Efya and was a crowd favorite when we attended a listening session for the album some months ago. It tells the story of a wild love web amongst 4 friends. So, if it is the case that it will be the next song to be released, then fans of the three artists should mark November 2 in the diaries.

Meet Idris Elba, Africa’s Son in Hollywood


IDRIS alba
IDRIS alba
It is hard to come across a member of the topbrass in Hollywood, who has not heard the name Idris Elba. Numerous Hollywood big shots will tell you of their experiences with Elba – and why they think he is one of Africa’s best heads in that part of the filmmaking world.
Born to a Sierra Leonean father and a Ghanaian mother on September 6, 1972, Elba is a 2010 BET Best Actor winner, who has starred in several very popular movies, including the epic sci-fi Prometheus, the superhero movie Thor, and the rather touching Rwandan-genocide-inspired title Sometimes in April. He also featured in American Gangster,Daddy’s Little Girls, The Losers, Takers, Obsessed and The Gospel, among others.
The story is also told of how he left school in 1988 and later joined the National Youth Music Theatre courtesy of a grant. According to one report, Elba worked the night shift at a Ford factory in Dagenham, London in 1989 and 1990.
Consistently, and from very small beginnings, he has grown from that young, shy-looking boy on the streets of Canning Town, East London, into a big time actor known around the world.
The sad truth and this is something Elba spoke of for years is that, getting a breakthrough in a market like Hollywood is almost impossible for persons of his background. But he would also tell you of how hard work, dedication and perseverance can get you roles you never dreamed of landing.
The road to the top of Elba’s career and the successes that have since followed his entrance into one of the world’s biggest film markets has been described by many industry stalwarts as an idea whose time had come. Elba remains after so many years of proving his fine talent a typical example of ajourney of sweet-sourperpetual excellenceto the apex of his trade.
With so enviable an accolade as “The Sexiest Man Alive” to his credit, Elba does a good job of keeping the public’s attention on himself, by continuously excelling in his field.
Elba has also acted in series and operas such as Family Affairs, The Wire, Bramwell, The Bill,Ultraviolet,The InspectorLynley Mysteries, Degrees of Error, The Governor, and The Office, playing opposite Steve Carrell. After chalking up enormous success on British television, Elba moved to the United States of America to pursue a bigger dream.
Moving base to the USA, Elba has argued, was necessitated by the comparatively smaller roles that were available in the UK. It would later turn out that the move was entirely justified, as he started getting the bigger roles he had always dreamt of.
Elba, a multitalented individual, who appeared on a 2007 Black Entertainment Television (BET) special, Black Men: The Truth also co-produced a track on Jay-Z’s album, “American Gangster”. In the late 80s through to the early 90s he played as a disc jockey in most of the UK’s top Nightclubs, under the names “Big Driis”, and “Big Driis the Londoner.
It has been suggested that his most iconic role yet is playing Russell “Stringer” Bell, a Baltimore drug lord in the HBO series,The Wire. The 2007 Tyler-Perry produced film Daddy’s Little Girls, also brought him worldwide recognition, as well as the BBC-produced series,Luther, which won him a Golden Globe.
Climbing higher and higher to the top of a bright career, Elba is also expected to play a major part in the highly anticipated Guillermo Del Toro sci-fi adventure Pacific Rim. Tipped by the film’s producers to be a “beautiful poem to giant monsters”, the film is set to hit worldwide theatres in July 2013.
Pacific Rim is “set in a world, where soldiers piloting giant robots battle against giant monsters that have mysteriously risen five miles from beneath the ocean”. Elba plays General Stacker Pentecost in Pacific Rim, replacing Tom Cruise, who was initially considered for the role.
Seemingly, the only way is up for this talented young man of African descent..
Source : Leadership.NG

The Best Role Of Denzel’s Career?


denzel-washington-in-Ghana“Flight” landed at the New York Film Festival on Sunday morning, and critics at a press and industry screening for the film are reporting what many already guessed: Denzel Washington gives an Oscar-worthy performance as a substance-addled pilot.
“Denzel Washington is fantastic,” wrote Film School Rejects’ Jack Giroux on Twitter. ”Denzel Washington is excellent,” echoed critic Tom Shone.
“Denzel Washington may very well be Oscar nominated for his showy performance as an heroic pilot haunted by demons,” wrote New York Post critic Lou Lumenick.
Washington stars as Whip Whitaker, a pilot who crash lands a plummeting airplane and saves almost everyone on board. It’s only after toxicology results come in that Whitaker’s demons are revealed: He had alcohol and cocaine in his system at the time of the crash. The film — directorRobert Zemeckis’ first live-action production since “Cast Away” in 2000 — focuses on the fallout of what happens next.
“Washington has found one of the best parts of his career in Whip Whitaker,” wrote THR critic Todd McCarthy in his review of the film. Per McCarthy, the section of “Flight” when Whitaker lands the plane is particularly harrowing.
The gripping 20-minute interlude that follows has in every way been brilliantly orchestrated by Zemeckis and will mesmerize and terrify audiences in a manner that will make the film widely talked about, a must-see for many and perhaps a must-avoid for a few.
With positive early buzz from the New York Film Festival crowd, Washington remains in the ever-expanding Best Actor field, alongside Daniel Day-Lewis, Joaquin Phoenix, Sir Anthony Hopkins, John Hawkes, Hugh Jackman, Bradley Cooper, Bill Murray and Ben Affleck.
“Flight” is out in theaters on Nov. 2. Check out reactions from the New York Film Festival premiere 
.Source : huffingtonpost.COM

It Is Just A Kiss- Tiwa Savage Respond To Manager Kissing Her


Manager, Tae Billz kissed sultry singer, Tiwa Savage on the cheek on the red carpet of the 2012 Elite Models finale. They became an instant center of attention as many thought he used the opportunity to pass on a message. Reacting to confirm the reports of being an item with her manager or otherwise, the singer gives a liner response, refusing to giving a response in affirmative or negative. ‘It is just a kiss‘, the Mavin Records first lady simply said..well i did not post the story ealier cuz it waz all over the internet as u can see tiwa has spoken...GBAM


             Experienr Tru Life At Dynamix Awards '08

Dynamix All Youth Awards 2012, another one of a rare night where over 5,000 Nigerian Youths will meet and celebrate the youthfulness in living with recognition of those that have made extraordinary effort to make a difference in the Youth Society home and Abroad.
Taking a flash back on past Dynamix All Youth Awards from the preparations to the final delivery, the preparations usually start right about July and it goes beyond doubt that the Almighty has always given abundant blessings after numerous trips across Nigeria and touring schools to ensure adequate awareness was always created.
Dynamix All Youth Award ceremony has always been a glamorous event, from the red carpet reception, the cocktail and the award presentation which has always witnessed a dazzling array of Nigeria's celebrities.
The event has always had good representation of people from all spheres of life and from records there was always an overwhelming support from artistes, home and abroad.
Now, as all youths brace up for what promises to be a grandiose event in December 2012, there is the need for all Corporate Organizations, Multi-Nationals, philanthropists and also the Government to be part of the re-shaping of the future of the Nigerian youths.
The fact that the Youths are the leaders of tomorrow in this our great nation, then there is need to encourage the average youth in other to further harness his potential, hence, support DYNAMIX ALL YOUTH AWARDS!

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Rapper The Game Set to Tie The Knot


American celebrated rapper, The Game is set to join the Holy Matrimony when he ties the knot with fiancee Tiffney Cambridge live in a reality show ‘Marrying The Game’ on Monday, Novemebr 19 this year.
The marriage ceremony which was supposed to come off on Saturday, July 28 and recorded for a reality TV series was cancelled.
According to, Cambridge is Game’s former school teacher and she is the mother of his two children King Justice (5years) and Cali Dream (1 year).
Christened Jayceon Terrell Taylor, The Game has been one of Dr. Dre’s most notable proteges.
The 32 year old DGC and Interscope act has battled professional, legal, family and relationship issues since his shot to fame in the Hip-hop industry.....awwwwwwwwwwwwww so cute..



1x1.trans Fabulously Spotted: Miley Cyrus Wearing a Anthony Vaccarello Top and a Vintage Moschino Skirt on The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
They cute superstar showed up at the ’The Tonight Show With Jay Leno’ looking stunning It hair and new look works for her. She chopped off her gorgeous hair and now she is sporting very edgy looks that certainly go with it. I absolutely loved this cropped  Anthony Vaccarello bustier top that she is rocking with this printed vintage Moschino skirt. Bright red Brian Atwood pumps finished off the look. Very cute!!1x1.trans Fabulously Spotted: Miley Cyrus Wearing a Anthony Vaccarello Top and a Vintage Moschino Skirt on The Tonight Show With Jay Leno



Usher in his latest music video ‘Numb’ wearing a pair of suede and leather Maison Martin Margiela Line 22 Velcro sneakers.
1x1.trans Fabulously Spotted: Usher Wearing Maison Martin Margiela Line 22 Velcro Sneakers in “Numb” Music Video
1x1.trans Fabulously Spotted: Usher Wearing Maison Martin Margiela Line 22 Velcro Sneakers in “Numb” Music Video
1x1.trans Fabulously Spotted: Usher Wearing Maison Martin Margiela Line 22 Velcro Sneakers in “Numb” Music Video
1x1.trans Fabulously Spotted: Usher Wearing Maison Martin Margiela Line 22 Velcro Sneakers in “Numb” Music Video
1x1.trans Fabulously Spotted: Usher Wearing Maison Martin Margiela Line 22 Velcro Sneakers in “Numb” Music Video
1x1.trans Fabulously Spotted: Usher Wearing Maison Martin Margiela Line 22 Velcro Sneakers in “Numb” Music Video
1x1.trans Fabulously Spotted: Usher Wearing Maison Martin Margiela Line 22 Velcro Sneakers in “Numb” Music Video

Photo: See The Girl Who Died From Butt Injections


Philadelphia woman known as “the Black Madam” performed deadly buttocks-enhancing surgery on a Nigerian-born London dancer, Claudia Aderotimi, in an airport hotel room – then used Krazy Glue to close the wounds, a court was told.
A judge upheld third-degree murder charges during a preliminary hearing today against the quack USA doctor, Padge Gordon, who is also known as Padge Windslowe, 40.
The ruling comes after a friend of Aderotimi, an aspiring dancer, testified today that she and the 20-year-old victim came to Philadelphia last year and had their buttocks enlarged.
Aderotimi’s friend, Theresa Gyamfi , said the ‘Black Madam’ gave them silicone injections in their hotel room but then fled when Aderotimi went into respiratory distress.
A doctor testified that the industrial-grade, not medical grade, silicone went to Aderotimi’s blood, liver, lungs and brain.
She was rushed to a Delaware County hospital in an ambulance, but died within hours of a pulmonary embolism, according to the doctor.
Aderotimi’s friends said Aderotimi believed a ‘bigger Donk’ would help her dream to appear in more music videos.
Talent scout Tee Ali, who met the Thames Valley University student when she filmed a video, told The Sun: “The problem was she didn’t have no butt, and she wanted a butt.
“She went to audition for one video shoot wearing fake Donk pants and she got all the attention. But when they found out it was fake she didn’t get asked back.” They have also charged Windslowe with injuring an exotic dancer who spent two weeks in the hospital after she was injected with silicone and Krazy Glue in a similar procedure.
Authorities said they knew Windslowe had injected Aderotimi, but the Delaware County medical examiner’s office was awaiting test results from the Food and Drug Administration before determining the cause of death. Philadelphia police believe she has performed at least 14 cosmetic surgeries, moving locations to avoid detection.
The authorities said Windslowe would clean the site before injecting a substance she described as silicone into the client’s buttocks. When the procedure was done, she would cover the wound with glue.



Even though The ‘Oprah’ Show is no longer in our living rooms every afternoon, the talk show queen won’t quit. As her network hits its stride, Oprah Winfrey is still climbing the mountain, says Harper’s Bazaar.
Photograph by Terry Richardson with direction by Fashion Editor Ann Caruso, Oprah Winfrey is ‘owning’ it for Harper’s Bazaar November 2012 Issue.
This is what she said,
On her decision to start OWN: “This is the deal, when you have reached the peak of the mountaintop, which is where I was with the Oprah show, you have absolutely no worries. I’d been in the right space at the right time, and I’d done that the best way possible for 25 years. But you have two choices: you can come down from the mountain and spend the rest of your days thinking it was so beautiful there or you can create a vision, look upward, see the next mountain, and start the climb all over again.”
On the initial problem with OWN: “What was missing from OWN was me. It required my full-on energy. You know, this past year has been challenging, but it’s also been one of the greatest experiences for me getting to know me. What do you do when you don’t have the wind at your back?”
On her guilty pleasures: “Oh I have downloaded all the Fifty Shades of Grey novels and for the first time I can take some guilty pleasure and just read. But I’m thinking, stop with the story, get to the juicy part!”
1x1.trans Oprah Winfrey Is OWNING It For Harpers Bazaar Magazine November 2012 Issue Wearing Jil Sander, Escada, Plus More
Coat, $3,980, Jil Sander, Rings, from left: Harry Winston, Harry Winston, Cartier, Harry Winston.
1x1.trans Oprah Winfrey Is OWNING It For Harpers Bazaar Magazine November 2012 Issue Wearing Jil Sander, Escada, Plus More
Hair: Andre Walker; makeup: Derrick Rutledge; manicure: Alicia Torello
1x1.trans Oprah Winfrey Is OWNING It For Harpers Bazaar Magazine November 2012 Issue Wearing Jil Sander, Escada, Plus More
Stand and deliver. Blazer, $1,595, and pants, $750, Escada Shirt, $890, Carolina Herrera, Earrings (worn throughout), Cartier, Tie, $245, Dolce & Gabbana