Wednesday, 31 July 2013
Simon Cowell has changed a lot of lives on American Idol, The X Factor, and Britain’s Got Talent — but he’s about to undergo the most life-changing experience of all: fatherhood. The notoriously prickly Brit, 53, is expecting a baby with New York socialite Lauren Silverman, multiple sources reveal exclusively in the new issue of Us Weekly.
“She’s around 10 weeks along,” the insider shares. And that’s only part of the story.
Silverman, 36, is technically still married — to Cowell’s close friend Andrew Silverman, a real estate mogul in NYC. She plans to leave her estranged husband to be with the father of her child.
“Lauren and Andrew have been unhappy in their marriage for some time, and their divorce has been in the works for a while,” a source tells Us. “As their marriage deteriorated, she and Simon became close.”
In any case, diaper duty is a big deal for the X Factor judge, who has said on more than one occasion in the past that he’s not cut out to be a dad. “God, no. I couldn’t have children. If I had them here drawing on the walls I’d go nuts,” he crowed in 2009. “With kids, you’ve got a routine you can’t escape from. You’ve got to be up at a certain time. Got to listen. When all you want to do is sit in a corner thinking.”
In recent years, however, his stance on the issue seems to have softened. Last year, he hinted in an interview with AOL Music that he hadn’t entirely ruled out the idea of someday becoming a father.
“Well…yes,” he said when asked if he’d changed his mind about children. “And no. I do really, really like kids, because I can talk to them and listen to them. The problem has always been how much time you need to devote to bringing up kids. I’ve always dedicated all my life to work, and at 52, I’ve probably missed the opportunity.”
Tuesday, 30 July 2013
Well, according to a recent survey on Afro.com, the ladies are to blame for black men being single. Let me explain; the study brought out 12 reasons from guys why they are still single and they are listed below;
1. They keep meeting women with unrealistic expectations for what they want in a man.Lmao! These are just sorry excuses from some guys who are not ready to man up and face their duties. Be the head and not a sissy. Datzall!
2. They keep meeting women who put them in the wrong category by writing them off too quickly as not being "their type".
3. They're not wanted because they're not needed. Too many women have told them that they don't "need" a man.
4. They keep meeting black women who don't respect them just because they "are" black men.
5. They keep failing women's Girlfriend Approval Test. If the woman's friends don't like them, then that woman won't give them a chance either.
6. They keep meeting women who are not interested in them, but only in how much money they make.
7. They're nobody until somebody else loves them. Not enough women see them as a prize unless they see a lot of other women chasing after them first.
8. They meet too many women who don't really know what they want.
9. They meet too many women who believe that single, good black men are "too good to be true".
10. They're the right man at the wrong time.
11. They meet too many women who don't recognize a good man when they see one.
12. They don't promote all the great things about themselves boldly or consistently enough to enough women.
Monday, 29 July 2013
But as it stands, Britain is still pressing ahead with its trial of the scheme to make visitors from the six countries pay the £3,000 bond, despite an international backlash and complaints from businesses. The government stated that, it would begin a pilot test in November.
Zoey Blaq has been on the Nigerian celebrity scene for a bit, and she’s taking her talents to the mic. It wont be her first work however as she’s done some stuff previously and was also featured on Cyrus Tha Virus The Infiltration mixtape. listen and download song below..
Sunday, 28 July 2013
Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe, who in the past has called tolerance for gay rights "unnatural" and "filth," has yet again made his views known surrounding recent political and social gains made by LGBT individuals. Speaking on Tuesday at a rally at the Aerodrome Grounds in Mutare, Mugabe described LGBT people as "worse than pigs, goats and birds" and threatened to behead them, according to NewsDay.
“If you take men and lock them in a house for five years and tell them to come up with two children and they fail to do that, then we will chop off their heads. This thing (homosexuality) seeks to destroy our lineage by saying John and John should wed, Maria and Maria should wed... Obama says if you want aid, you should accept the homosexuality practice... We will never do that.”
According to the WashingtonTimes, South African's iconic retired archbishop, Desmond Tutu, said on Friday that if he had his pick, he’d go to hell before heading to a heaven that condemned homosexuality as sin.
“I would not worship a God who is homophobic and that is how deeply I feel about this,” he said, by way of denouncing religions that discriminate against gays, in Agence France-Presse..
He added, AFP reported: “I would refuse to go to a homophobic heaven. No, I would say sorry, I mean I would much rather go to the other place.” He made the remarks during the United Nations‘ launch of its gay-rights campaign in Cape Town. Mr. Tutu also likened equal rights for gays to the fight for equal rights for blacks.
“I am as passionate about this campaign as I ever was about apartheid,” he said, AFP reported. “For me, it is at the same level.”
Friday, 26 July 2013
Dear Belarich,Dear Confused.com,
I’ve read you blog and listen to your radio program, and i love the advice you gave on defining your relationship before it progresses towards a different goal. I’ve been friends with this guy for months now. I really like him, but he is 38-years old and I am 25-years old. We hung out when we have the time to and started texting and skyping each other every day. Interestingly, on one of the days, he sends me a text saying he wasn’t sure if he wanted to get into a relationship with someone with a 13 year age difference. He previously told me before that his last relationship of 3 years was the same age difference. He said we should be friends for now and see where it goes. I have to admit I was heart-broken because I really liked him, but if he wasn’t comfortable then I’m not going to plead my case. My problem now is that, i find myself spending all my time chatting with him and doing everything a couple does but he still insist on not wanting a relationship. Want do i do now?...Confused.com.
You can’t be 25-years old! You cannot and will not play this game with me of acting naïve and dumb about this 38-year old man’s interest in you. You cannot be serious! You can’t be! SMDH! Ma’am, the man told you he was not interested in a relationship. What part of that statement do you not understand? I don’t care what his actions are saying, but the man has told you that he is not interested in a relationship. Thus, HE IS NOT INTERESTED IN A RELATIONSHIP. DUH!!! He is only calling you to go out because he wants your gush-gush! He only wants to stick and move. And, you keep letting him get closer and closer to his goal.
Thursday, 25 July 2013
Try not to laugh...The balls-up took place as Siobhan Riley informed viewers in Saginaw, Michigan about traffic hold-ups caused by building works. While drawing a map of the affected area, Riley accidentally sketched a huge man's member.
According to Eonline, Toni Braxton is done singing this particular sad love song. The Grammy winner has finalized her divorce from her husband of 12 years, Keri Lewis, a rep for Braxton confirmed Wednesday. The pair separated in 2009. “The couple has had an amicable split and will still both be actively involved in raising their two sons, 11-year-old Denim and 10-year-old Diezel,” the rep said in a statement obtained by E! News.
Braxton married Lewis in April 2001 after getting to know him when his group Mint Condition opened for her on tour. When they parted ways in November 2009, they gave no explanation for the split and did not say whether either had filed for divorce. With no further explanation, Braxton retweeted the following earlier today: “Sometimes it takes a thousand tries to win.
Wednesday, 24 July 2013
Jermaine Jackson, Michael Jackson's elder brother, who also happen to be part of the Jackson five; appreciates the Peter and Paul of P-Square on their tribute song "Personally" to Michael Jackson. See video above.
THE Royal baby has been named George Alexander Louis by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, it was revealed today. The third in line to the throne will be known as His Royal Highness Prince George of Cambridge, according to Kensington Palace officials. The announcement came shortly after thrilled parents Kate and Wills left London with new-born Prince George to stay at her parents' family home. Around half an hour after a visit from the Queen, Wills, Kate and their son were seen being driven away from Kensington Palace to the Berkshire village of Bucklebury.
Apple has acquired Chinedu Echeruo’s HopStop.com, The Wall Street Journal’s publication, AllThingsDigital reports. Founded in 2005, HopStop.com makes mobile applications for both iOS and Android that covers over 300 cities and that helps people get directions or find nearby subway stations and bus stops. Terms of the deal have not been disclosed as at the time of this publication.
HopStop has oft been compared to Israel’s Waze which was recently acquired by Google for $1 billion. The move is seen as Apple’s plan to bolster its map offering especially given Google’s recent acquisition of Waze.
A serial entrepreneur, Chinedu Echeruo grew up in Eastern Nigeria and attended Kings College, Lagos. He attended Syracuse University and the Harvard Business School in the United States and founded HopStop.com after working for several years in the Mergers & Acquisitions and Leveraged Finance groups of J.P Morgan Chase where he was involved in a broad range of M&A, Financing and Private Equity transactions. He also worked at AM Investment Partners, a $500 million volatility-driven convertible bond arbitrage hedge fund.
He founded and raised nearly $8 million for his two U.S based internet companies; Hopstop.com and Tripology.com. Tripology.com was acquired in 2010 by American travel and navigation information company, Rand McNally. He was named Black Enterprise Magazine’s Small Business Innovator of the year and listed in the magazine’s Top 40 under 40 and is currently a partner and head of the Principal Investing group at Constant Capital, a West Africa based investment bank.
True to form, Echeruo is working on yet another venture but this time, focused on small businesses in Africa. Check out a video of Chinedu Echeruo below at last year’s TedxIkoyi where he talks about his latest project for small businesses in Africa; “crowd sourced business in a box.”
Tuesday, 23 July 2013
Penélope Cruz and Javier Bardem welcomed their second child on Monday, July 22, Hola reports. Cruz, who is said to have delivered a daughter in Madrid, flew under the radar, delivering the same day William and Kate brought a son into the world in London. Details or official confirmation of the couple’s new addition — who joins big brother Leonardo, 2½ — have not been released. And when the actress was unable to attend Spain’s Goya Awards weeks later, her rep issued a statement that simultaneously explained her absence and confirmed her second pregnancy. “[Penelope is] tremendously happy and very excited,” her rep said at the time.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge emerge from hospital to show off the royal baby for the first time. Walking out with their baby to cheers from well wishers, the Duchess said it was "a special time for any parent". Prince William said they were "still working on a name". The couple then went back inside the private Lindo Wing and placed their son in a car seat. A few minutes later they came outside again and the duke drove his family home to Kensington Palace. Speaking to reporters, the couple both said the experience was "very emotional".
They appeared relaxed and smiled broadly in front of the world's media as they walked out on to steps of the hospital in front of a mass of photographers.William later held his son and walked forward with his wife to speak to reporters. He said: "He's got a good pair of lungs on him, that's for sure. He's a big boy, he's quite heavy. We are still working on a name so we will have that as soon as we can." He added: "It's the first time we have seen him really so we are having a proper chance to catch up." The Duchess, smiling as she held her son, said: "It's such a special time. I think any parent will know what this feeling feels like."
Speaking to the waiting crowd, Prince William said: "I'll remind him of his tardiness when he's a bit older. "I know how long you've all been standing here so hopefully the hospital and you guys can all go back to normal now and we can go and look after him."They also revealed William had done the first nappy change.
Monday, 22 July 2013
News reaching me now, states that Kate Middleton (Duchess of Cambridge) just gave birth to a bouncing baby boy...yipppieeeeee. The baby weighed 8lbs 6oz and was born at 4.24pm, the palace said. "Her Royal Highness and her child are both doing well and will remain in hospital overnight," Kensington Palace said in a statement. "The Duke of Cambridge was present for the birth. The Queen, The Duke of Edinburgh, The Prince of Wales, The Duchess of Cornwall, Prince Harry and members of both families have been informed and are delighted with the news.......Congratulations to them both. See the official announcement below
And the Prince of Wales, in a separate statement, said he was enormously proud and happy to be a grandfather for the first time", adding that it was "an incredibly special moment for William and Catherine".
Prime Minister David Cameron said on Twitter:
Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg said on Twitter:
And Labour leader Ed Miliband, also writing on Twitter, said:
Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond, meanwhile, said: "I am sure that people across Scotland will be absolutely thrilled to hear the news of the birth of a baby boy to the Royal couple and will want to join me in wishing the proud parents many congratulations."
Kelly Rowland was among a group of passengers who had to be rescued from a private boat after the vessel got lost at sea. The R&B star was on board a rented boat that was following a commercial-whale watching vessel when the captain lost sight of the boat in front and became disorientated. The Coast Guard was alerted and a commercial towboat operator sent to escort the private vessel back to shore. Rowland and her fellow passengers were taken to Provincetown, at the tip of Cape Cod, in Massachusetts. TowBoat US Provincetown said on its Facebook page that the boat was 33 miles (53km) north of Provincetown.
The Duchess of Cambridge is in labour and has been admitted to St Mary's Hospital in London, a statement from Kensington Palace says. The BBC's Nicholas Witchell says that the Duchess is in the "early stages" of labour, and that she was brought to the hospital by car.
Saturday, 20 July 2013
Thursday, 18 July 2013
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Sunday, 14 July 2013
Friday, 12 July 2013
According to a report on NBCNews, Pope Francis, acting to end years of scandals damaging the Catholic Church, overhauled Vatican law on Thursday to specify sexual violence against children as a crime and impose tough penalties for staff who leak confidential Vatican information. Issuing a “Motu Proprio,” a decree of his own initiative, Francis also said he would renew the Holy See’s commitment to international conventions against organized crime and terrorism.
Under the changes, sexual violence and sexual acts with children, child prostitution and child pornography are cited in a broader definition of crimes against minors and punishable by up to 12 years in prison, a Vatican document showed. Francis, who succeeded Pope Benedict in March, inherited a Church struggling to restore its credibility after a spate of scandals including the molestation of children by priests in a number of countries and an investigation into suspected money-laundering at the Vatican’s bank.
In June Francis set up a special commission of inquiry to reform the bank, seeking to get to grips with an institution that has embarrassed the church. The group held its first meeting on Thursday with the pope attending, according to the Vatican newspaper Osservatore Romano.
If you find yourself in a situation where you have only one option among the following scenario, which would you pick and why;
- Love that surpasses the love between Romeo and Juliet but you have to live in poverty for the rest of your life, or
- Wealth like Bill Gates but no love between you and your partner.
Wednesday, 10 July 2013
Apparently, Lamar have been cheating on Khloe since at least January 2012, a source tells the mag, when he met gorgeous 29-year-old brunetteJennifer Richardson at the Stadium Club strip club in Washington, D.C., after playing a game for the Dallas Mavericks. RadarOnline.com previously reported about how “strippers were grinding on him,” during that wild night. Khloe was furious about the report. But now, it appears, much more happened far from the eyes of other patrons. Head on to radaronline.com to read more
Monday, 8 July 2013
Wiz Khalifa and Amber Rose have officially tied the knot. The superstar couple wed in a private ceremony on Monday. Wiz announced the big news on Twitter. “Me and Amber got married today. Weddings this fall. Thought I’d let yall know,” he told his fans. See tweets below...
From the Guardian – “As Ramadan begins, more than 100 hunger-strikers in Guantánamo Bay continue their protest. More than 40 of them are being force-fed. A leaked document sets out the military instructions, or standard operating procedure, for force-feeding detainees. In this four-minute film made by Human Rights organisation Reprieve and Bafta award-winning director Asif Kapadia, US actor and rapper Yasiin Bey (formerly known as Mos Def), experiences the procedure.”
Jay-Z is on Twitter right now, and he's replying to his fans and his critics. Over the past few weeks, Jay-Z has been making up his own rules, which he likes to refer to as "#newrules." The 43-year-old rapper isn't much of a social media guru, but today is different. The "Crown" rapper released his new album, Magna Carta Holy Grail, to one million Samsung Galaxy users on July 4 and is gearing up for a global release tomorrow. To discretely promote his album, Jay-Z is now on Twitter responding to his fans and critics with hashtags such as #mylaugh and #factsonly, and quite honestly, it's awesome. For those wondering if this is Jay-Z really tweeting, Twitter has confirmed that the Brooklyn rapper's Twitter account has NOT been hacked. So if you're a Jay-Z fan, we suggest you get to tweeting and maybe HOV will respond to you.
Lauryn Hill has just reported to federal prison in Connecticut, where she will begin her 3 month sentence for tax evasion, TMZ reports. The former Fugees singer was booked into the Federal Correctional Institution in Danbury at 11:15 AM EST. We're told the FCI is a "minimum security type facility" where inmates live in "barracks type" housing. We're also told 38-year-old Hill will not be isolated in the facility -- and will be housed with the general population. As we previously reported, Hill pled guilty last year to three counts of tax evasion for failing to file returns on $1.8 million she earned from 2005 to 2007.
Thursday, 4 July 2013
I broke up with my ex well over a year ago; and we are both in our 20’s. It wasn’t a messy break up; we basically drifted apart and went our separate ways. One of the reasons I started to drift away from him was that while he pursued me, he went above and beyond to get my attention and “make me his.” About 7 months after he “got” me, his efforts to “keep me” began to slack off to the point where I started to feel like perhaps he was seeing someone else. I didn’t really care about that, though, because by this point, I wanted him to leave me alone (you’ll understand why in a minute), so I let the drifting apart continue and we eventually stopped contacting each other totally.
Well, lo and behold, he’s started calling/texting me again. After not responding back at first, I decided to say hi via text because honestly, he’s a nice guy, we had loads of fun together (except for the problem I’m about to mention) and I wouldn’t mind us hanging out on a platonic level, but he wants more and here’s where the problem comes in.
During the time we were together, his sex was WACK. And I hate to say it like that, but it is what it is. When we talked before dating, I hadn’t been with anyone sexually in over a year, so by the time we had dated for about 2 months, my glands were ready to see if what he kept talking about in regard to his skills was true, and oh my goodness!!! It wasn’t. Continue...
“But with a chef,” Mrs. Bush interjected. “I always joke that we have probably the best jobs in the world because . . . our husbands, who have to react and respond to crisis on a minute-to-minute basis, they come into office with a wonderful, profound agenda, and then they’re faced with reality,” she said. “On the other hand, we can work on what we’re passionate about.”
“You can’t complain,” Mrs. Obama agreed. “But there are definitely elements that are confining.”
She joked that, as their husbands engage in crucial world affairs, “people are sorting through our shoes and our hair . . . whether we cut it or not.” Their wives spoke at a new event, the African First Ladies Summit, which attracted 10 first ladies from the continent. Mrs. Obama said it’s better to be the spouse of a president than to be the president. ,
“We take our bangs and we stand in front of important things the world needs to see,” Mrs. Obama went on. “And eventually people stop looking at the bangs, and start looking at the things we’re standing in front of.”
Wednesday, 3 July 2013
Naija nor dey carry last!
A source confirms to E! News exclusively that the Scandal star is dating San Francisco 49ers cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha. His manager Mark Holden, of Zero Gravity Management, is not able to confirm or deny the relationship. Meanwhile, Washington's rep tells E! News that "we don't comment on our client's personal life."Over the years, the 36-year-old actress has kept her private life, well, private following her 2007 breakup with fiancé David Moscow, the actor who played the young Tom Hanks in Big.
As for Asomugha, the 31-year-old NFL star played with the Oakland Raiders for eight seasons and the Philadelphia Eagles for two before signing with the 49ers in April. He, too, has a little acting experience under his helmet belt, having appeared on The Game, Friday Night Lights and Leverage.
Both Washington and Asomugha are dedicated activists and philanthropists and they are involved with the William J. Clinton Foundation. Speaking of Clinton, Washington had nothing but praise for the former commander in chief's wife, Hillary Clinton, when E! News caught up with the Django Unchained star at last month's CFDA Fashion Awards in New York.
In response to the criticism, Meagan replied in a statement below;
"That’s the thing Girl- is that I don’t feel convicted about this at all .,my spirit is saddened that our people only know one way to think and process things.. I’m not any less holy because the dress I wore -I may not be who people think I should be -but I’m morphing into exactly who God wants me to be.. My excuse is never “I’m going to do me” and I don’t feel that I need to make an excuse or defend or what I wore .. I know I have a responsibility -and I’m working daily to fulfill the full potential of all God has created me to be.. A dialogue was started about my character, integrity, my walk with God and my Husband -simply based on a dress that I wore.., Of course I’m going to have a reaction to people saying negative things… It’s just sad.. Makes me sad not regretful.. My heart and spirit is always open to whatever my Father would want to share with me… And my spirit tells me to be exactly who I authentically am -because that’s what’s going to reach who I was authentically designed to touch.. people like me who are often misunderstood and told their cut of God’s promise -because they don’t look the role …when God doesn’t care about us “looking the role”..he is always cared about bringing us in -and us being whatever we need to be to bring Those left out in .. And it just makes me sad that us as Christians can’t see beyond our initial reaction and don’t seek God before the attack other brothers and sisters …and never think for one moment that: God knows what he’s doing and he uses everything for his glory .. and he has a plan for every specific situation.. I had intentions on anything .. Merely picked a dress I saw and loved … God knows my heart and that I didn’t do anything wrong .. And he will use even people’s thoughts to bring him glory".