Monday, June 23, 2014

#Bossladies - Michelle Obama is the Quintessential Working First Lady!

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Michelle Obama is an excellent example of what any country would expect their First Lady to be. She supports her husband the president, without being over exposed in her own duties. And she is always elegantly turned out, choosing clothes that suit her and are ver modest in taste and price.

Here are some of the pictures of the first lady this past week. The picture above was tagged;

"The First Lady closes the Summit on Working Families by sitting down with @RobinRobertsGMA to talk about her own experience as a working mother. #FamiliesSucceed"

See more pictures of the first lady performing her duties with grace and aplomb.

Celeb Insta Fashion - Annie Macaulay Idibia All-White Affair

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This was Annie Macaulay Idibia's outfit to the birthday party of a friend yesterday. Looking good :)

Kourtney Kardashian Shows Off Baby Bump in Bikini

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Kourtney Kardashian has revealed her baby bump in a photo with her friends where she is jumping feet first into a swimming pool. 

She and her long time partner Scott Disick, already have two kids, a son Mason and a daughter, Penelope
[Read here]

Whitney Houston’s “How Will I Know?” Gets Amazing Cover By British Singer Sam Smith

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Sam Smith is becoming a Youtube sensation after he delivered a heartbreakingly touching version of Whitney Houston’s “How Will I Know?” for an episode of “Grey’s Anatomy”

If you're like me, you probably had not heard of the British singer before now, but you just have to listen to this song!

I am a fan of Greys and often they get me tears with their music soundtrack. Now I'm wondering which episode has this song? Sam Smith's take on what is normally a dance track is simply awesome!

Venus Williams Goes Nude For ESPN, Talks About Disease That Kept Her From Playing Tennis

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Five-time Wimbledon champion Venus Williams is on the cover of ESPN Body Issue, out in July.

In addition to stripping down for the issue, Williams also exposes harrowing new details about her ongoing battle with Sjogren's syndrome, an autoimmune disorder that causes white blood cells to attack a person's moisture-producing glands.

"At my worst point, I wasn't able to play tennis at all," says Williams. "Just the whole quality of my life was compromised. You are so tired it hurts. You have to accept that you're never going to be 100 percent."

Williams, who was forced to stop playing for more than six months in 2011-12 because of the illness, reveals in the interview how she got her body in shape for the magazine's nude photoshoot and how she was able to work her way back up the rankings.

First Birthday For North West Was a Kidchella-Themed Party, Complete With Ferris Wheel

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Kim Kardashian and Kanye West threw baby North West, what was, from the pictures, a completely amazing party for her first birthday. There was a Ferris wheel, yes there was, lol and a Kidchella sound stage, with a bouncy house and face painting for the children.

Kim Kardashian has shared the first pictures from the event along with a picture of the Pocahuntas mocassin outfit and leather strappy sandal that North wore. Grandma Kris Jenner also posted some pictures and videos.

Other members of the family including Kendall Jenner and Khloe Kardashian also shared pictures. See some of them below.

Robin Thicke Apologizes to Paula Patton With Get Her Back Music Video, But Is it Right?

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Robin Thicke has released the music video for his single "Get Her Back," and both the lyrics and the video seem to refer to the estrangement between Robin Thicke and his wife Paula Patton. 

The new video has hit social media and of course, people have gone into camps about it. Some are team TakeHimBack and others want Paula to do what she wants to do and not be moved by the public drama that Robin Thicke has been heaping on the breakup.

13 Year Old Nigerian Boy Dies After He Tried to Save Drowning Girl

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13 year old Ricky Osagie, a Nigerian boy living in Dublin Ireland died after trying to save a girl who was drowning in a lake at their residential complex. Ricky and another girl had gone into the water to save the other girl who was having trouble swimming.

Paramedics arrived shortly after the accident at 6.15pm and all three teenagers were taken from the water. But witnesses claimed Ricky had been under water “for at least 10 minutes” before he was found.

Both girls were brought to Temple Street Children’s Hospital for treatment and are understood to be recovering. Ricky’s condition had been described as “serious” and he remained in intensive care throughout the night before he passed away.

Sudanese Christian Woman Freed After Appeal Court Rejects Death Sentence For Apostasy

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Meriam Yehya Ibrahim, the Sudanese woman who had been sentenced to death for Apostasy has been freed. Meriam has been reunited with her husband after getting out of custody, said her lawyer, Mohaned Mustafa El-Nour. An appeals court found that an initial judgment against her was faulty, he said.

Ibrahim gave birth to a girl in a prison in the capital of Sudan last month, two weeks after she was sentenced to 100 lashes and to die by hanging.

Her husband, Daniel Wani, uses a wheelchair and "totally depends on her for all details of his life," her lawyer said. She was in the women's prison with her 20-month-old son, but Sudanese officials said the toddler was free to leave at any time, according to her lawyer.

2Face Idibia Sues Tabloid For Libel - Wants N100 Million in Damages

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2face Idibia has instituted a N100million suit against soft-sell magazine, Icon Weekly, which had alleged that 2face committed adultery by getting a 'Lagos top banker' pregnant.

The banker who the magazine said worked at one of the new generation banks and was 2face's account officer, had in the report insisted that 2face was the father of her unborn baby and said she had every intention of keeping the baby.

Though 2face denied the allegations, it went viral with many bloggers and commentators choosing to believe the magazine and the unknown Teniola. Here on RML, we chose to take 2Face at his word [Read here].

There's a New Royal Family in Town - King Felipe VI, Proclaimed the New King of Spain

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Earlier this month, it was reported that the former king of Spain, King Juan Carlos, had decided to abdicate the throne in favor of his son, to make way for a “new generation.”

On Thursday, Felipe VI was  formally proclaimed the new king of Spain, with his beautiful wife and two daughters by his side. The new king swore an oath before the Spanish parliament, pledging  to unify his country and to work with its political leaders.

Afterwards, he greeted the general public from the balcony of the royal palace in madrid. It was a family affair for King Felipe and Queen Letizia with their two daughters, Princess Leonor, eight, and Princess Sofía, seven, who were then joined by his parents. See pics below...

Addicted By Zane Now a Movie With Boris Kodjoe and Sharon Leal

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Based on the best-selling novel by Zane, Addicted has been adapted into a romantic thriller starring Boris Kodjoe alongside Sharon Leal. In the sexy and provocative thriller about desire and the dangers of indiscretion, a married woman is addicted to men that are not her husband.

Successful businesswoman Zoe Reynard (Sharon Leal) appears to have attained it all – the dream husband she loves (Boris Kodjoe), two wonderful children and a flourishing career. As perfect as everything appears from the outside, Zoe is still drawn to temptations she cannot escape or resist. As she pursues a secretive life, Zoe finds herself risking it all when she heads down a perilous path she may not survive.

The movie is directed by Bille Woodruff with a screenplay by Christina Welsh and Ernie Barbarash. The other stars in the movie are Tyson Beckford, Kat Graham, Tasha Smith and William Levy.

Check out the preview below...

Pictures - Jillian Michaels Poses Nude For Shape Magazine: 40 Is The New 20

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Biggest Loser trainer Jillian Michaels covers the July/August issue of Shape Magazine, and inside, she goes nude to showcase her ripped body at 40.

The only exercise DVD I've been using for a while now has been the Biggest Loser boot camp compilation, so I kind of know how hard core Jillian is. And to think she's 40, I'll get there someday, lol....

Jillian Michaels has two kids with partner Heidi Rhoades, daughter Lukensia, 4, and son Phoenix, 2. The couple adopted their baby girl the same week Rhoades gave birth to their son in May 2012.

Continue reading for excerpts and some pictures.

5 Practical Tips on How to Manage Money in Marriage

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Whether it’s before or after marriage, cash can cause a lot of trouble. Should it be my money, your money or our money? A recent survey states that more couples now prefer to have separate bank accounts. Is this a healthy trend? Most experts think it is, as long as they pitch in equal amount for household expenses. Here’s how you can sort your cash worries:

Kate Gosselin Has a Problem With "Parents Who Let Their Kids Win,"

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Kate Gosselin stirred controversy once again simply by playing ball games with her children. And playing to win. The mom of twins and sixtuplets is back on reality TV in part one of the two-part Kate Plus 8 reunion special and she's got people talking about her parenting style.

The mother of two teenagers and six 10-year-olds likes to win at games, and it doesn't matter to her that she is defeating her own children, and they have to deal with losing. In fact, that is the point for her. She thinks children have to learn to lose. She said during the episode:

I've got a problem with parents who let their kids win because nobody is going to let me win. And while I'm saying "do your best", "work your hardest", "try your hardest", why am I then, in a fun game, letting her win?

Toyin Aimakhu on Poor Childhood, Sexy Roles, Married Life and Pregnancy Rumors

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Toyin Aimakhu Johnson is a Nollywood actress who mostly is seen in Yoruba movies. Since she got married and came online, Toyin has also been the subject of certain social media controversies as well as rumors of pregnancy or financial crisis with her young husband.

In an interview with Sunday Sun, Toyin discusses all this including what growing up in a poor home was like, the movie roles she regrets playing, her love story with her husband and their marriage so far.

What was your growing up like?
It was sweet sort of though, I am from a poor background, it’s a past issue now; I give God the glory. I grew up in a small community, like a village but it was fun. Trust me because we were so healthy, we ate fresh food and there was nothing to worry about.