Friday, 30 March 2012

Say hello to your overexposed celebs

America, say hello to your overexposed celebs

Not surprising: Kim Kardashian topping a list of the most overexposed celebrities around today.
But what is surprising, to us at least, is that Paris Hilton rounds out the top five famous folks who receive way too much attention, according to Forbes' countdown.
Hilton doesn't get that much nowadays, not when you consider that Kim K. can cause controversy every other week, whether its a 72-day marriage or a flour bomb, and Lindsay Lohan can land a headline with a hair color change.
Speaking of La Lohan, who is No. 2 on Forbes list, her constant attention for legal problems - and a Playboy cover - surely aided her "overexposed" score.  There's also the fact that she grabs the spotlight for trying to bounce back from her rocky personal history. However criticized her recent  "Saturday Night Live" hosting gig, it also earned high ratings.
Forbes used E-Poll Research, which ranks more than 6,600 famous names using 46 factors, to compile the list based on survey responses. Kim K. is at the top because 65 percent of those surveyed think she's overexposed, and a close 64 percent said the same of LiLo.
"Jersey Shore" star Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi, who came to fame thanks to her drunken fist-pumping ways and has even more attention now because of a pregnancy, is at No. 3 on the list, with 64 percent finding her to be overexposed. Ties on the list were broken by E-Scores, Forbes says, which factored in a star's "marketing effectiveness" by looking at appeal and awareness, among other things.
At No. 4 is Nadya "Octomom" Suleman, whose overexposed rating was 62 percent, followed by Paris Hilton at No. 5.
With an overexposed rating of 60 percent, Forbes notes that while Hilton is a star "who hasn't been on magazine covers in a long time...she was so ubiquitous at one point that the public still views her as overexposed."
Following Hilton is Kate Gosselin (57 percent); Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino (56 percent); Kourtney Kardashian (53 percent); Levi Johnston (51 percent); and Khloe Kardashian (51 percent).
Did Forbes get it right? Who do you think is the most overexposed celebrity?

Jennifer Hudson Coming For Nigerian Idol Final Show

     American R&B singer Jennifer hudson is coming to nigeria to perform at the Nigerian Idol Final show.  According to media reports, arrangements have been maker perform .
    “We have concluded all arrangements to make her perform at the idol finals. In fact, organisers of the American Idol are the go-between.  So, it is taken for granted that she will be in Nigeria in April,” the source said.
  This is the first time the singer will be coming to Nigeria . The Nigerian idol final show will hold in April.

Atiku, 5 others in prison over N32.8b police pension scam

An Abuja High Court at Gudu on Thursday remanded the Permanent Secretary in the Office of the Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, Atiku Abubakar Kigo and five others in Kuje Prison, following allegation that they conspired and diverted the sum of N32.8 Billion from the Police Pension Fund.
One of the accused person hiding his face from the Camera. Other accused persons were also too ashamed to show their faces in camera.
The other accused persons who were arraigned by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commissions (EFCC) alongside Mr Kigo were Esai Dangabar, Ahmed Inuwa Wada, John Yakubu Yusufu, Veronica Ulonma Onyegbula and Sani Habila Zira.
There was a mild drama in the court as the trial began. Two lawyers, Adeniyi Awomolo and John Egwuonu separately announced that they will be representing the accused persons.
Presiding Judge, Justice Mohammed Abubakar Talba however asked each accused person to identify their counsel, clearing the air for the case to commence.
Each of the accused persons pleaded not guilty to the 16 count read to them.
Mr Awomolo, the counsel to the first defendant, made an application for bail, which was supported by the counsel to the other five accused persons, Mr Egwuonu based on the fact that the accused persons are presumed innocent until proven guilty by the court of the law, therefore the accused persons can be admitted to bail.
The counsel to the EFCC, Rotimi Jacob who did not object to the applications of the defence counsels, asked the court to set another date for the bail to be formally argued.
Though the accused persons begged the court to allow them to remain in the Custody of the EFCC pending the determination of their bail applications, the judge declined their request, saying that: “there is no law permitting the remand of an accused person in any other place apart from prison custody.”
He thereafter ordered the six accused persons to be remanded in prison till next Tuesday when their bail application will be argued.
Consequently, the accused persons were moved to the Kuje prison
- ChannelTv

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Elton John: 'I Could Have Ended Up Like Whitney Houston'

Elton John
It has come to this: Music legend Elton John is using music legend Whitney Houston as a cautionary tale for addiction. In an interview with "E! News," the 65-year-old told David Burtka that his proudest accomplishment in life was not his six Grammy Awards, but getting sober in 1990.
"I would not be the person I am today [if I hadn't]. I wouldn't have [son] Zachary, I wouldn't have [husband] David [Furnish]. I wouldn't have anything. I'd probably be dead," he says in the on-camera interview.
Elton continues: "I didn't want to end up like Whitney Houston, and I could have so easily ended up like Whitney Houston. It's a miracle I didn't. Because I'm sure I did as much cocaine as she ever did."
Houston was found dead in her hotel bathtub on Feb. 11; the official reason for her death has been cited as accidental drowning with cocaine present in the legendary singer's system. John has been outspoken about his alcohol and cocaine use, copping to a drug overdose in 1975 and telling Piers Morgan that he was "the biggest junkie there was."


D’Prince, Don Jazzy, Dr SID and Wande Coal
Hit producer Don Jazzy recently travelled along with his ‘boys’ Dr SID, D’Prince andWande Coal to South Africa to launch the new Samsung Hi-Fi product which he reportedly helped design.
Former label mate D’banj and younger brother K-switch were however missing from the launch.
Courtesy of Dr SID Twitter page (@IamDrSID) here are a few pictures of the quartet having fun in South Africa…
D’Prince, Dr SID, Wande Coal
Elana Afrika, Don Jazzy and Dr SID
Wande Coal


On Thursday, March 22, 2012, American model and socialite, Kim Kadarshian was ‘flour bombed’ by a strange woman while on the red carpet during the launch of her new scent True Reflections at the London Hotel.
After the incident, Kim had openly declared that though this was her most embarrassing moment, she would not take legal actions against her attacker.
That probably is the craziest, unexpected, weird thing that ever happened to me…I said to my makeup artist, I wanted more powder and that’s a whole lot of translucent powder right there’, Kim K had said earlier.
However, she soon changed her mind and has now decided to press charges. According to her, the reason for this decision is to emphasise that though people are entitled to their opinion, violence should not be an option.
‘I don’t think someone like that should get away with those types of actions’ she reportedly said.
Sources have claimed that Kim’s refusal to arrest the lady was solely because she didn’t want a reason to leave the venue of the event, which was the launch of her new scent True Reflections and not because she was nice, as she made it seem.
Meanwhile, her sister Khloe Kadarshian has since renounced her membership with the animal rights group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) on the ground that the woman who attacked her sister Kim, was a fellow member.
Not only has PETA lied to the public, but they have proved that they support this kind of behaviour. I’ve been a vocal supporter of PETA for a long time but I have also been very vocal about anti-bullying, so this was a huge disappointment for me‘, Khloe said.


Lady Gaga and Oprah Winfrey
Lady Gaga and talk show host Oprah were among the winners at the just concluded Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) media awards held in New York.
The event was hosted by ‘Glee’ star Cory Monteith and Naya Rivera.
The producers of new musical series ‘Smash’ received the top honour, the Vito Russo Award, which is named after the gay activist.
Producer Neil Meron and Craig Zadan stepped on stage to accept the honour as Zadan declared ‘Being gay was part of who I am, so it impacts the work that we do.
Meanwhile, Hawey Weinstein presented Katy Butler a high school student a special honour for her anti- bullying efforts in the movie ‘Bully’.
Butler has been spearheading a campaign to convince censors at the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) to lower the R-rating of Weinstein’s upcoming documentary ‘Bully’ to PG thereby allowing youngsters to see the film in theatre.
Other winners at GLAAD Media Award include independent film ‘Pariah’ (Outstanding Film in Limited Release), HBO’s Cinema Verite (Best TV Movie or Miniseries award) and Oprah Winfrey (Best Talk Show Episode).
The 23rd Annual GLAAD media awards was held on Saturday, March 24, 2012 in New Jersey, New York City, USA.


Lagos Carnival
The 2012 edition of the annual Lagos Carnival celebrations has been slated for April 9, 2012.
The carnival which is in its third year is as usual the highest point of the Lagos Black Heritage Week and has been themed ‘Eko4Show’.
Over 12,000 participants are expected this year, all dressed in beautifully coloured costumes and parading the streets of Falomo, through to Ikoyi, Lagos Island and finally Tafawa Balewa Square (TBS) where they’ll be welcomed by the Lagos State governor and other dignitaries.

Prince James Uche: Wife Kicks Nollywood actor Out

This is not happy time for Nollywood actor, Tochi James Uche, who is also known as Prince James Uche, as he was recently thrown out of Gbagada home by his wife, Ekene.
According to what was told by an industry source, Prince James Uche was thrown out by his wife due to his inability to fend for his family anymore.
His wife, who is seamstress, we learnt has solely been taking care of the family for two years, due to an ailment the actor has been battling with.
In 2010, the actor was diagnosed of diabetes and hypertension. He later travelled to Abia State for further treatment to his ailment.
We also gathered that the actor to came back to Lagos some weeks ago to find his wife fed up of his ordeal and has decided to kick him out of their rented Gbagada home.
The actor is presently squatting in a nearby church in Gbagada where he is presently seeking healing from.

Wife shot dead by husband after dog poops in house: police

DALLAS (Reuters) – A 76-year-old Texas man was charged with murder for shooting his wife and two dogs after one of the animals pooped in the house.
Police arrested Michael Stephen Stolz after a five-hour standoff at the man’s home in the Dallas suburb of Lewisville late Tuesday. He was charged with murder in the shooting death of his wife, Bernice Stolz, and remained in the Denton County Jail on Wednesday on a $250,000 bond.
Stolz told officers he shot his 49-year-old wife and the couple’s two dogs after the German Shepherd mix defecated on the floor on Saturday, said Lewisville Police Capt. Kevin Deaver. He told officers that he shot the dog, then their other dog, a Rottweiler, then his wife, who was screaming because of the shootings of the dogs, Deaver said.
Police were called to investigate after Bernice Stolz’ employer reported that she failed to show up at work for several days. Stolz rebuffed officers who asked to enter the house and check on the woman’s welfare, Deaver said.
Officers reported smelling an odor of decomposition from the home and called for SWAT officers to help encourage Stolz to surrender. SWAT officers finally sent a robot with a camera inside for a look, Deaver said. They noticed Stolz was unarmed and lying on the floor.
Stolz finally surrendered peacefully. Bernice Stolz’s body was found on the kitchen floor with a gunshot wound to the head. Stolz told officers he had also intended to kill himself but ran out of bullets after shooting his wife and dogs, Deaver said.
“Sometimes it’s just a trivial little thing that sets people off,” Deaver said.
Police had previously responded to calls for medical assistance at the home but Stolz had no history of mental illness, Deaver said.
(Editing By Corrie MacLaggan and Greg McCune)

Bracket Buys N25M Automobles (Photos)

Still basking in the euphoria of the success of their last album, Cupid Stories, the duo of Vast and Smash popularly known in the music scene as Bracket have acquired new automobiles worth N25 million.
The Yori-Yori crooners increased the number of automobiles in their garage over the weekend with the acquisition of two brand new Range Rover Sports and a G-class.
The two Range Rover Sports which will carry the special plate number ‘Peace Ambassador’ will be used by Vast and Smash respectively, while the G-class is for their promoter, Ape Planet. Meanwhile, Bracket is currently on a music tour of the United States of America.

Police Inspector killed by suspected Boko Haram members

A yet to be identified police inspector has been shot dead by suspected members of the Boko Haram sect while shopping  at the Gamboru market in Miaduguri on Wednesday.
A group of teenagers disguised as shopping in the market shot the officer according to eyewitness accounts.
“The whole thing happened in a very short time. Apparently, the gunmen had trailed the inspector to the market after he left his office around 3.30 p.m.
“Unknown to him, the boys were following him closely until they got to a shop by the corner where it was convenient for them to shoot him,” one of the traders, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said.
He added that the attackers fired close shots at the victim before dispersing in different directions to escape arrest.
Spokesman of the Borno State Police Command, Mr Samuel Tizhe, confirmed the killing, saying that the police had already launched investigation into the issue.
Tizhe also confirmed the killing of two civilians on Tuesday near the Premier Cinema, Maiduguri, saying that the police was also investigating the case.

Thursday, 29 March 2012

Woman With The Longest Dreadlocks

Judge Orders Nollywood Actor Fred Amata To Pay LandLord

A judge has ordered veteran nollywood actor-director Fred Amata to pay his rent arrears He was ordered by a Surulere Magistrates’ Court in Lagos on wednesday to pay one year rent arrears amounting to N600,000.
The landlord Pa I. Fadoyebo had earlier dragged Amata to court to help him regain possession of his house from the actor. Fadoyebo claimed Amata was owing arrears of rent on the four-bedroom bungalow he was occupying at No 8, Razaq Balogun St., Surulere, adding that the rent had accumulated from October 2009 to September 2010.
Judge Magistrate Mukaila Fadeyi ordered Amata who was not present throughout the court proceedings to pay the arrears within 14 days .
Fadeyi faulted the tenancy agreement signed between both parties, saying it was not dated while the seven-day quit notice was not served on Amata. Fadoyebo had on Feb. 7 testified that Amata was a bad tenant who brought all manners of people into his compound.

Kardashian Kollection Swimwear: Kim, Khloe, Kourtney Show Off Bikini Bodies (PHOTOS)

Kardashian Bikini

The Kardashian sisters are certainly bikini ready.
The trio stripped down to some tiny two-pieces to show off the newest addition to their Kardashian Kollection, a swimwear line.
Kim was, naturally, front-and-center for the sisters' photoshoot, sporting a deep purple, ruffled bottom bikini. The curvaceous stunner recently told Us Weekly that her divorce has been a major contributor to a new, intense workout regimen.
"I figure, I'm single. Now is the best time to get in shape," she told the magazine of her new routine, which has her in the gym twice a day.
Sister Khloe kept things casual cool in a violet beach cover-up and Kourtney showed off her killer pre-baby bump figure in a strapless two-piece.
Check out these sisters' flawless bikini bodies below