Thursday, 21 February 2013

Man wins $7.2 million playing slots in friend's memory after funeral

While in Mississippi for a memorial service last week, Mary and Tyler Morris won a slot machine jackpot that they say is all thanks to their recently departed friend. They talk to TODAY's Savannah Guthrie about being $7.2 million richer.
A Michigan man went to Mississippi for a friend's funeral last week, and came back a multimillionaire.
Tyler Morris, 73, drove with his wife to attend the funeral of his longtime friend Max Anderson, 86, on Feb. 15, and stopped by one of Anderson's favourite hangouts afterward: The Palace Casino Resort in Biloxi, Miss. He decided to play penny slots in honor of Anderson, who had often gone with Morris to the casino over the years, and always played the slots.
Morris put his money on The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship, a game with a maximum bet of $3.50, and ended up winning $7,217,175.15.  
“I was shooting craps at first, and I felt like somebody was watching me,’’ Morris told “I looked over my shoulder and zeroed in on that penny slot machine because my friend always played it. Then I won $7 million. As I was playing, I thought I was getting the message from my friend.’’
Courtesy Palace Casino Resort
Tyler Morris with his winnings at the Palace Casino Resort.
Morris and his wife, Mary, were very close with Anderson, and traditionally traveled to New Orleans with him in February to celebrate Mardi Gras. But Anderson was too sick to make the trip this year, and passed away on Feb. 7. Morris, who had known Anderson for more than four decades, was one of three people selected to give a eulogy at his funeral. The two men had been part of the same social club in Michigan for a time, and owned shares in a hunting cabin together.
“I was just kind of stunned when I won,’’ Morris said of his good luck at the slot machines. “It felt like somebody was watching me when nobody was. Everybody down there was really happy that I won. They wanted to have their picture taken with me or touch me and have the luck rub off on them.’’
When Mary initially couldn't find her husband at the craps table, she called him on his cell phone and he informed her that he was just collecting a jackpot he won on the slots. She soon saw a crowd around the Lord of the Rings machine.
"I kind of tried to get closer and a lady grabbed a hold of me and said, 'That man just won seven million dollars,''' Mary told Savannah Guthrie on TODAY Thursday. "I said, 'Oh my goodness.'''
Morris, who has three sons, said some money will be used to pay off the new car he and his wife recently purchased, after racking up over 200,000 miles on their previous car, and a large portion will be put away in a college fund for his grandchildren. He plans to continue working at Montague Metal Products Inc., the small manufacturing company he owns with his wife that sells aluminium items like flagpole eagles and weather vanes.
“We were struggling a little bit through the recession, but we’re hanging in there,’’ Morris said. “This should help.’

JA RULE Released from Prison ... FINALLY


Ja Rule ... aka inmate #07608730Q ... is finally out of prison, roughly 21 months after being locked up on gun charges ... but he's not exactly a free man yet. 

Rule had been locked up at the Mid-State Correctional Facility in New York since June 2011 -- where he was in protective custody due to his celebrity status. Rule was serving a 2-year sentence stemming from a gun conviction. 

But he's not out of the woods yet ... 'cause Rule still has time to serve on the 28-month sentence he was ordered to serve stemming from a federal tax evasion conviction.

Officials say Rule was escorted out of the prison early Thursday morning by U.S. Marshals ... and is still in custody ... but it's unclear where he'll serve out the remainder of his time.  

Rule's lawyer says the rapper might have less than 6 months left on his sentence ... and could be eligible for a halfway house. There's also a chance he could land in federal prison ... but some of those are like country clubs. 

Either way ... probably better than the Mid-State Correctional Facility.

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Photos From Eko Atlantic Opening Ceremony

The first phase of the Eko Atlantic City Phase was inaugurated today. Dignitaries present were State governors, Bill Clinton and President Goodluck Jonathan.

Eko Atlantic City is a planned district of Lagos that is being constructed on land reclaimed from the Atlantic Ocean. Upon completion, the new island which is still under development is anticipating 400,000 residents and a daily flow of 250,000 commuters. The development will also have a positive environmental impact as its main purpose is to stop the erosion of the Lagos coastline..

Rihanna --25th Birthday with Chris Brown ... and TINY BIKINI

Rihanna celebrated her 25th birthday in Hawaii yesterday ... with on-again boyfriend Chris Brownby her side.

The singer posted a shot of the two of them together on her Instagram account, showing her with a huge smile on her face as she sits on his lap. "Pour it up pour it up! #birthdaybehavior," she posted along with the pic.

She also posted shots from her party, showing them eating cake and celebrating together -- see those photos in the gallery above.
Earlier in the day, the couple was also seen walking along the beach hand-in-hand.

It's pretty clear that it's "Game On" with these two, who also attended the Gram-my Awards together last week. 

It wasn't all one-on-one time with her controversial ex though, as her BFF Melissa Forde also posted some shots of RiRi's birthday celebration as well -- including this one, which came with the message "Wasted."

Will you ever get used to seeing her back with Chris, considering their violent history together? Sound off below!

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Chris B made his way across the Pacific to meet up with Ri Ri in Hawaii, where she and her crew have been pouring it up and smoking it up for her b-day.  And it looks like a crazy amount of fun..

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What Is Thisday's Boss Nduka Looking At On BEYONCE's Chest?

That's Nduka Obaigbena .....Thisday newspaper and Arise Boss(Arise magazine, Arise Fashion Show and Now Arise TV).......oga abi na prayer who una be they pray..WINKS*

J. Martins releases the much anticipated smash single “Good Life”

Multiple award-winning producer, singer and songwriter J Martins continues with his dream run as he releases another gem titled Good Life. A follow-up to his internationally acclaimed Good Time which saw him sweep multiple awards across the continent, Good Life boasts a pan-African sound which the world has come to love. 

On this song J Martins shows creative genius by putting to great use classic samples from the ‘Les Garagistes’ of Ivory Coast The song is a stimulant for divine appreciation is such that provokes the will to thank God ultimately for the grace of life. 

Delivered in smooth English and pidgin rhythm, According to him: “We all go through different travails, but the fact that the grace of life is still available to you, it means you have a Good Life”.. A reflection on the richness of the African culture smoothly melded with equally smooth lyrics and vocals make Good Life a timeless beauty for that will ensure that J Martins stays around for a very long time.

Listen to the song HERE 

LYRIZ - GO MAD ( PROD BY jopee )

LYRIZ - GO MAD ( Produced by Jopee )

Born Nwanokwai Kingsley, Age 23, lyrically address as Lyricz is an
afro/pop artist, who has been trying to breakthrough the industry for
the past few years, working with the likes of Wizkid, Vector, Yq and
Ruggedman. The delta born artist is signed under his elder brother
label known as Mix Beat Ent and his own musical outfit Lyrical Music
Inc...Go Mad is his first official single and it was produced by his
teammate Jopee... Bump to this mad club tune and stay on the watch out
for the visuals, U can also follow him up on twitter @lyriczonline

Ladies at Darey's Love Like A Movie Concert

From top left: Linda Ikeji, Gbemi Olateru Olagbegi, Eku Edewor, Tiwa Savage, Toke Makinwa and Waje. all ladies looked good .... 

Stella Damasus launches her won hair brand - Adiva hair

Stella Damasus launches her won hair brand -  Adiva hair

Stella Damasus has added another line of business to the list of things she
now owns, known as Adiva hair.

Her love for hair has propelled her into providing women who love style,
class, glamour but also those who spend wisely, with  a new brand of wigs.
The wigs come in different lengths, colours, curls, volume and fitting
according to the needs and taste of different women. They are easy to wear
and remove whenever you want. Imagine having three different looks in a day
and still have your natural hair breathing and resting from all the pulling
from weaves and cornrows, and also relief from the constant perms to
straighten the hair.

Now you can look like the stars you see on television without breaking your
account as the wigs are ridiculously affordable, durable and easy to

Adiva hair also has a new brand of Afro puffy twist for braids. This is
totally different from what ladies are used to seeing in the market. This
puffy hair is very soft and mild and won't hurt the fingers of your
braider, it's very light and can last for as long as you want. They are all
reusable and have the real dreadlock look but are twists. Adiva hair
founder has  designed new types of twists because of the puffy hair and
some of them are the CABANA twist, the BAMI twist and the DREAD twist.
Come into my world of hair and experience all the beauty and comfort you
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They can send to you anywhere in Nigeria within three days of payment.

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LISTEN to Kim Kardashian’s Interview With Gbemi Of Beat FM

Reality star Kim Kardashian, who came to Nigeria last Friday to co-host Darey’s Love Like A Movie concert, granted an interview to Beat FM’s Gbemi. Listen to it below

Nigerian Model Achievers Award (N.M.A.A) 2013 CAMPUS STORM.!!

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