Tuesday, 19 March 2013

Gwyneth Paltrow Opens Up About Miscarriage, Kim Kardashian Says Pregnancy is “Not as Easy” as She Thought: Top 5 Stories of The Weekend


Gwyneth Paltrow Opens Up About Miscarriage, Kim Kardashian Says Pregnancy is "Not as Easy" as She Thought: Top 5 Stories of The Weekend
Gwyneth Paltrow opens up about her past miscarriage, Kim Kardashian says being pregnancy is “not as easy” as she thought, and a source close to Lil Wayne says the rapper simply “drank too much sizzup”: 
Gwyneth Paltrow may be the founder of successful lifestyle website Goop, wife to Coldplay rocker Chris Martin, and BFF to the Queen Bey, but the Oscar-winning actress reveals that she’s still “missing” a major part of her life in a recent interview with The Mail’s Sunday You magazine.
Kim Kardashian — and her baby bump — took over Hotlanta on Saturday night. Chatting in a video interview for E! NewsKanye West‘s love admitted that pregnancy hasn’t been a total breeze. “Being pregnant is not as easy as my sister [Kourtney Kardashian] made it look or as my mom [Kris Jenner] has made it look,” she conceded. “It’s a little painful.”
His name is Ryan Seacrest, and he’s a workaholic. Fans were crestfallen to learn late Friday that the American Idol judge, TV producer, radio host and red carpet star, 38, had parted ways with Julianne Hough after two years of dating. But those close to the couple tell Us Weekly that the breakup was inevitable, given Seacrest’s steadfast commitment to his many, many professional obligations.
Everybody chill: Lil Wayne is going to be okay. Fans worldwide feared the worst for the 30-year-old “Lollipop” rapper on Friday (March 15), when TMZ reported that he was in a coma at L.A.’s Cedars-Sinai Medical Center after suffering multiple seizures. “He drank too much sizzurp to get a better high,” the source explains to Us. “He needs rehab but he’s not close to death or anything. He’s fine and just coming down off the high.”
 Here we go again: Jessica Simpson‘s bump is poppin’! On Friday, March 15, the second-time mom-to-be dropped by Bel Bambini baby boutique in Beverly Hills, leaving with a bag full of goodies presumably for her future son, due later this year. (Fellow pregnant star Kim Kardashian dropped by the same store earlier in the week with sisters Kourtney and Khloe.)


BRUNO MARS & AJAK DENG FOR FLAUNT MAGAZINE


Hunt & Gatti photograph music artist Bruno Mars for the latest issue of Flaunt Magazine along side IMG Australian born Sudanese model Ajak Deng.
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Credits:
Photo assistance by Carlos Babbler, Axel Heumisch, Jerome Hunt and Matt Walsh.
Digital operation by Nerissa Nortje.
Assistance by Jilian Atun.
Tailoring by Antonio Marquez.
Hair by Jason Schneidman.
Makeup by Ingeborg (Opus Beauty).
Digital assistance by Ira James.
Lighting assistance by Ace Buhr and Jai Lennard.
Video by Vincent LaCrocq.
Grooming by Christian Eberhard.
Art by Aurelien Juner.

Photos: “The Best Is Yet To Come”- Jackie Appiah



Charming Ghanaian screen goddess Jackie Appiah has expressed gratitude to God Almighty for how far she is now and what the future holds for her after winning the “Best Actress” on the Africa continent at the just ended AfricaMagic Viewers’ Choice Award held in Lagos, Nigeria on the 9th March, 2013.
She also thanked her fans for being with her and supporting her through difficult times and glorious moments.
She also thanked Film Maker Shirley Frimpong Manso for giving her the opportunity to play the award winning role in her movie “Perfect Picture” and added that she dedicate her new award to Shirley and the entire cast and crew who worked with her on set. Jackie Appiah 29 also thanked the Ghanaian media for supporting her in good times and in bad times. “The best is yet to come” Jackie told Peacefmonline.com in a brief interview.
Jackie Appiah was nominated for Best Actress (Drama) for her role in ‘Perfect Picture’ alongside other top African stars including Bubu Mazibuko, Genevieve Nnaji, Nolwazi Shange and Funke Akindele. She came up tops and walked home with the award as the only Ghanaian award winner on the night.
Jackie has decided to share a few pictures to show her gratitude to anybody who played a part in her success so far.
Keep reading for detailed exclusive interview with Jackie Appiah soon.
Source:peacefmonline


Photos: “The Best Is Yet To Come”- Jackie Appiah



Charming Ghanaian screen goddess Jackie Appiah has expressed gratitude to God Almighty for how far she is now and what the future holds for her after winning the “Best Actress” on the Africa continent at the just ended AfricaMagic Viewers’ Choice Award held in Lagos, Nigeria on the 9th March, 2013.
She also thanked her fans for being with her and supporting her through difficult times and glorious moments.
She also thanked Film Maker Shirley Frimpong Manso for giving her the opportunity to play the award winning role in her movie “Perfect Picture” and added that she dedicate her new award to Shirley and the entire cast and crew who worked with her on set. Jackie Appiah 29 also thanked the Ghanaian media for supporting her in good times and in bad times. “The best is yet to come” Jackie told Peacefmonline.com in a brief interview.
Jackie Appiah was nominated for Best Actress (Drama) for her role in ‘Perfect Picture’ alongside other top African stars including Bubu Mazibuko, Genevieve Nnaji, Nolwazi Shange and Funke Akindele. She came up tops and walked home with the award as the only Ghanaian award winner on the night.
Jackie has decided to share a few pictures to show her gratitude to anybody who played a part in her success so far.
Keep reading for detailed exclusive interview with Jackie Appiah soon.
Source:peacefmonline


What’s wrong with Kim Kardashian?

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Reality TV star Kim Kardashian was spotted returning to LAX from Atlanta on Monday (March 18). Kardashian, 32, walked the red carpet at Tyler Perry’s Atlanta première of his new movie “Temptation: Confessions of a Marriage Counselor,” which she makes a cameo appearance in.
After walking the red carpet at a theatre in a suburb of Atlanta, Kardashian made a beeline for E! News — the only media outlet she spoke to.
When she was asked why her belly bump suddenly showed up on the day of the première, she said, “It’s kinda popped. Can’t really hide it.”Reality TV star Kim Kardashian was spotted returning to LAX from Atlanta on Monday (March 18). Kardashian, 32, walked the red carpet at Tyler Perry’s Atlanta première of his new movie “Temptation: Confessions of a Marriage Counselor,” which she makes a cameo appearance in.
After walking the red carpet at a theatre in a suburb of Atlanta, Kardashian made a beeline for E! News — the only media outlet she spoke to.
When she was asked why her belly bump suddenly showed up on the day of the première, she said, “It’s kinda popped. Can’t really hide it.”
“I play a marriage counselor, ironically,” she said, describing her role in the film. “My role is like the comic relief of the film.”
After the long flight back to LA, Kardashian looked haggard and exhausted as she stepped off the plane at LAX. Just last week Kim’s doctor told her to take it easy after her miscarriage scare. She should heed his advice.
From the NY Daily News:
While she’s come under scrutiny in the past because of her love life, Kardashian can relate to the film’s focus.
“Usually when someone talks about relationships and the temptations and the struggles in relationships, it’s usually the guy doing wrong,” she explained. “This is flipped, it’s the girls and the temptations that girls have and it’s really real.”


BRUNO MARS COVERS GQ MAGAZINE APRIL 2013


GQ cover boy for the all important April ‘Style Bible’ issue is Singer Bruno Mars.
Shot by photographer Peggy Sorita, he struct his stuff wearing pieces from top menswear designers telling a story of what’s in and out for the spring 2013 season.
Visit GQ.com for more.
On songwriting: “You know how hard it is to write a big song? That s–t is hard, man. It’s so hard to do. Might be one of the hardest things to ever do. I don’t ever want to come out with something safe and get away with ‘It sounds good!’ It’s got to be more than sounding good. The music I like are events. F–king ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’is my favorite song—that song’s an event. And that’s what I want to do. I’m sure that shocked the world, that song. ‘Billie Jean’ shocked the world. ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit.’ Those songs are events. That guy put everything he got into that, and he meant it. It’s that unexplainable high. Why I keep doing it. That feeling that you keep on chasing and chasing. Because it’s nothing, man. It’s taking the air and turning it into something. That’s the feeling.”
On impersonating Elvis in his father at age 4: “I don’t remember much. I probably couldn’t even speak that much. But I was f–king great at it. …It was like turning into Batman. I’d go to school and kids are calling me Peter and we’re playing baseball and kickball and shit, and then—‘All right, guys, I’ve got to go!’—you put on a sequined jumpsuit, and all of a sudden you’re Bruno, the world’s youngest Elvis impersonator!”
On where he wants to be once he retires: “On a beach, drinking out of a coconut, watching some kids running around in the sand, looking at the ocean… And then planning a reunion tour, overweight.”
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Miss Ghana 2012 1st Runner Up Off To India


Miss Ghana 2012 1st Runner Up Off To India
Nadia Ntanu, Miss Ghana 2012 first runner up left Accra yesterday for India, for a two-week working visit.
Miss Ntanu left in the company of officials from IPMC to attend a two-day conference by Indiasoft, a leading Indian software company.
Over 100 Indian software developers are expected to attend the conference. Miss Ntanu was selected for this trip owing to her passion to be a software developer. Having recently graduated from the Pentecost University, Accra with a Bachelor of Science degree in Information Technology, this is a life enriching opportunity, Exclusive Events, organizers of the Miss Ghana pageant say.
Miss Ntanu will tour some historical sites including the home of Mother Theresa, who is renowned for her philanthropic works. The visit to Mother Theresa’s home town is in line with the vision of the Miss Ghana Foundation to positively impact the lives of the less privileged.
Ms. Ntanu will also visit the Northern State of Punjab, an educational hub and India’s leading state in Agriculture. She will also visit some of its Engineering Colleges and evaluate if the environment is conducive enough for the study of prospective Ghanaian students.
She is also expected to visit the Vatican of Sikhs, and the Golden Temple in the holy city of Amritsar.
“I am excited about the opportunity to visit India, and equally happy to be involved in all these activities. I hope to make the best of it,” she says. IPMC was a strategic sponsor of the Miss Ghana 2012 event.


“BABA” IS BACK IN NIGERIA WITH MASSIVE NEW SINGLE “BABA DE BABA”

“BABA” IS BACK IN NIGERIA WITH MASSIVE NEW SINGLE “BABA DE BABA”

It is my pleasure to introduce to you BABA, a hip-hop artiste/producer based in the United Kingdom. Son of jazz legends Fran & Tunde Kuboye, and grandnephew of the late Afrobeat King,Fela Anikulapo-Kuti. Baba grew up surrounded by celebrated jazz & afro-beat musicians, often times performing with his parent’s band at the popular Jazz 38 in Lagos, Nigeria.

BABA is hitting the music scene with an infectious, feel good hip-hop song for your listening pleasure titled "BABA DE BABA" released on his self-owned label DOWN 4 WHATEVER.  Brilliantly produced by Baba Kuboye & Ozzie Ojo “Baba de Baba” is sure to get you bopping your head & on your feet.

Baba delivers a superbly produced up-tempo & infectious track, coupled with witty & catchy word play on Baba de Baba.

The video for Baba de Baba was shot & directed in Florida, by Marcus Small.

Watch it below 
WATCH “BABA DE BABA” ON YOUTUBE HERE >> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z_fN6XNtktU

You can also learn more about Baba Kuboye on his official website DOWN 4 WHATEVER & following him on Facebook (HERE) & twitter (@baba_mr)



JPX DROPS TWO BRAND NEW SINGLES: MR LOVER + SWAP FT (Puffy-T)



He graced the stage of the just concluded Copa Lagos event with the likes of Wizkid and others, the crowd felt a new wave of sensational delivery from a great talent and the fact that good music had come to stay.

Some people mistake his vocal depth for EME's Wizkid, others say he'll definitely give him a run for his money. A similar revolution begins as an anticipated young –groomed talented JPX releases two new “Must listen-to” singles!

Signed under Movibez Records, Joshua Praiz Xpressionz(JPX) has performed alongside some of Nigerian’s finest including J Martins, Puffy T and LKT amongst others

His recently released hit-banging singles “Mr Lover” and "Swap" are currently enjoying massive airplay at various radio stations; Ranging from Radio countdown to song of the week!

As the next big thing in the industry, JPX is certainly and truly here to stay!


Download Links:

JPX – Mr Lover:   http://hu.lk/wwca2it3hj40

JPX ft Puffy-T – SWAP : http://hu.lk/c6cpk8wbat4w

Movibex Records

www.movibez.com

Twitter: @jpxpressionz

Facebook page is: www.facebook.com/jpx

Inspiring the Future of Fashion! Photos of Emmy Collins, Kelechi Amadi-Obi & Budding Fashion Designers at the Abuja Fashion Workshop


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If you weren’t at the Abuja Fashion workshop, where were you? On Saturday 23rd February 2013 in the suave ambiance of Tucano, the Abuja version of the Fashion Workshop took place. Post the Lagos edition the workshop was a huge hit and largely attended.
According to its founder UK based Fashion designer and Creative Director of the eponymous brand Emmy Collins London this project this workshop is one aspect of a bigger vision. It has the view of establishing a one stop location where aspiring fashion designers can be given the opportunity to learn manufacturing tricks, source fabrics, trimmings and produce 1st grade samples at subsidized rates. He believes that a good sample can break or make a designers career.
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In the course of the workshop he laid importance on the quality of tailoring which is absolutely paramount in the business of fashion all over the world. Emmy also explained that other aspects of fashion such as merchandising, product placement, branding, PR, good relationship with the press, photography and much more are imperative and their importance cannot be overemphasized.
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In attendance top veteran photographer kelechi Amadi-Obi came to inform attendees on the essence of talent. He explained the importance of passion and confidence in any creative industry especially the fashion world.
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PR specialist Elizabeth Alebiosu of Lagos London PR spoke extensively on PR and branding. She reiterated that packaging is very essential as it helps you stand out and send the right message to your audience. She also noted that you must have a unique selling point (USP) to be able to survive in a very competitive creative industry as fashion.
For more Information: Follow on Twitter @Nigfashworkshop and @emmycollins | email: @nigeriafashionworkshop@yahoo.com | Like on Facebook: www.facebook.com/nigeriafashionworkshop

The Crazy World of Engagement Ring Financing


Things to Keep in Mind When Buying an Engagement Ring
Are you willing to go into debt for love? If you are ready to pop the question, but haven’t saved for the ring you want to buy, you may be tempted to finance the purchase. But do that, and you may find that already pricey engagement ring costs a lot more than you planned.
The average engagement ring cost 
A general view of the Connaught Hotel in Mayfair in London, England.A general view of the Connaught Hotel in Mayfair in London, England.$5,200 and about 12% of couples spent more than $8,000 for an engagement ring, according to the XO Group Inc. 2011 Engagement Engagement & Jewellery Survey. The average ring was 1 carat for the centre stone, and 1.4 carats total stones.
If you haven’t socked that much away, don’t worry. All of the major jewellery stores offer financing, with many of them promoting interest-free financing for six to 12 months. (No interest, no payments is no longer allowed thanks to the CARD Act). But there’s a catch: miss a payment or fail to pay off the balance and you’ll pay a lot more.
For example, here is what some of the major jewellery stores are currently advertising*. With all of these plans, if you make one late payment or fail to pay the balance in full during the promotional period, interest will be charged from the date of purchase — not from the date the promotional period ends.
Jared: 0% interest if paid in full within 12 months; up to 24.99%.
Kay Jewellers: 0% interest if paid in full within 12 months; up to 24.99%.
Shane and Company: 0% interest if paid in full in 6 months; 27.99%
Zales: 0% interest if paid in full in 6 months; 23.73% to 28.99%
While interest-free financing may work out fine if you are able to pay off the balance, it is risky if you aren’t able to come up with the cash to pay it off.
One more potential trap: Applying for one of the accounts will create an inquiry on your credit reports. Plus, if you accept the financing, you’ll have a new account with a balance listed on your credit reports, and that could potentially have a negative effect on your credit scores. That’s something to keep in mind if you hope to buy a home together soon, for example.
Avoiding Engagement Ring Debt
If you don’t want to wait much longer, you may want to consider more affordable options:
  • Buy a less expensive ring and start saving for an upgrade on, say, your fifth or tenth wedding anniversary.
  • Use interest-free financing for the initial purchase, then use a low-rate balance transfer to pay off the balance before the 0% store financing ends. I am not recommending this, since you can run into traps here too, but if you pull it off, it’s better than paying 25% or more for long-term store financing.
  • Get a part-time job in a jewellery store and save substantially on your purchase. Put all of your earnings toward a ring.
And when you do choose a ring, shop carefully to make sure you are getting the best deal. Jennie Ma, TheKnot.com fashion editor, offers these tips:
  • Buy Shy and Save: Shop for diamonds that weigh just under certain weight thresholds. For example, if you want a 1.0 carat diamond, you can buy a .90 carat diamond and save more than $1,000. And buying shy will hardly affect the diamond’s outward appearance (the diameter of a 1.0 carat diamond is 6.5 mm, whereas the diameter of a .90 shy carat stone is 6.3 mm — the difference is the thickness of a piece of paper). The price difference between a 1.90 carat diamond and a 2.0 carat diamond can be as much as $5,000!
  • Hit the Internet: There can be some great deals found on the Internet — i.e. BlueNile and Union Diamond allow you to compare the going rate of loose diamonds and ring settings based on their grades and styles.
  • Buy Loose Diamonds: Don’t be dazzled by the pretty setting, the fancy box or the clever advertisements. Most jewellery ads are selling you on settings, not diamonds, even though the stone is a whopping 90 percent of a ring’s cost. It’s important to buy the stone loose, not mounted, so you can inspect the entire stone.
  • Don’t be Afraid to Negotiate: There’s always room for negotiation, so don’t be afraid to go after a deal. Never settle on the sticker price unless you've shopped around and you know it’s already a fair price.
Keep one more thing in mind before going into debt for an engagement ring: You've got a much bigger expense coming up soon — a wedding.