Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Sofia Vergara Dating Joe Manganiello - The Hottest Couple Ever?

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Joe Manganiello and Sofia Vergara have started dating, according to reports which then say the two are just starting to get acquainted with each other. So maybe they're not?

Apparently, the two only met recently at the White House Press Correspondents Dinner in May, and above is the picture of the two of them meeting for the first time.

I think this is another couple made in blogger's heaven - most beautiful woman meets hottest bachelor?

Who remembers Jennifer Lopez and Maksim Chmerkovskiy, have we heard anything more about that?

Couple Love - Zac Efron and Michelle Rodriguez Kiss on Italian Vacation

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According to reports, Zac Efron, 26, and Michelle Rodriguez, 35, are now a couple as they vacation in Italy. The two were photographed kissing and cuddling on a yacht last weekend. 

They "were laughing with their friends, cuddling and playing a lot," says a source who saw them on Sunday. "They looked like a new couple very much in love and excited to be together."

The group spent about four hours on the boat, adds the source: "They were climbing, doing flips into the water, taking pictures of each other."

Well, fingers crossed for these two, I think they're probably just having fun :)

Klose Sets World Cup Goals Record + Some of The Funniest Memes On #BrazilVsGermany

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Miroslav Klose of the German National team has become the top goalscorer in World Cup history. The striker is trending after his goals in Germany’s semi-final against the Brazil team earlier today.

And the memes have started flooding in following the extreme thrashing Germany gave brazil today. Check on some of the funniest below...

Germany Vs Brazil - 5 - 0 at Halftime, Ends 7 - 1 And Germany Proceeds To Finals!

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Twelve years ago, Ronaldo, Rivaldo & Ronaldinho’s Brazil were tearing Germany apart in the 2002 World Cup final - how things have changed!

Germany is fairly tearing the host nation apart in this heated semi-final. Where is the Brazil that defeated all the countries in their group?

Germany scored the first 5 goals within the first 30 mins of the match. Let's see if Brazil can match that. Brazil has just about 20 mins to salvage any of the goals against them, but I doubt that's going to happen.

UPdate - The game has ended 7 - 1 to Germany who will now play at the finals.

A Slimmed Down Stella Damasus Debuts New and Sleek Hairstyle

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Stella Damasus is currently on an acting hiatus from Nollywood and is focusing on some other projects with friend and director Daniel Ademinokan.

Stella Damasus is more commonly known to use curly and bigger weaves, but she debuted this sleek look on her social media pages. The actress sure looks great and I think the new hair and makes her look younger. And she made the wig herself too - " I am not perfect yet but working on it seriously. " she said.

I think she lost some weight too. Suits her.

What's your take?

Nigerian Prostitutes in Italy Reveal How Their Dreams of Freedom Turned To Nightmares

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MANDATORY CREDIT: Elena Perlino/Rex Features. IMAGES OUTSIDE OF PRINT VERSION NEWSPAPER SUBSCRIPTIONS. FEES APPLY FOR UNIQUE IPAD USE. Only for use in story about Elena Perlino's work. Mandatory Credit: Photo by Elena Perlino/REX (3870599as) Turin 2012. Police control find a Nigerian woman working as a prostitute in the outskirt of Turin. Photo Series Highlights The Issue Of Human Sex Trafficking from Nigeria to Italy The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime declared Nigeria among the top eight countries with the highest human trafficking rates in the world.  In her long-term project Pipeline Paris-based Elena Perlino delves into the shocking reality, concentrating specifically on women trafficked to Italy from Nigeria.  The 42-year-old photographer who is originally from Italy, began to notice the presence of young African women working on the streets when she would commute from Turin.  I decided to start from this surreal vision to tell a story. I have been working on
Police control find a Nigerian woman working as a prostitute in the outskirt of Turin

The plight of trafficked Nigerian women forced to work in the sex trade has been highlighted by Paris-based photographer Elena Perlino, originally from Italy.

These Nigerian women are being trafficked to Italy under the pretence that they will be working as nannies or in factories – but often end up working the streets as prostitutes.

She began to notice the presence of young African women working on the streets during her commutes from Turin. She said:

'I decided to start from this surreal vision to tell a story. I have been working on the topic for several years, focusing mainly on the Italian connection.'

Couple Love - Zoe Saldana and Marco Perego Married Over a Year

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Zoe Saldana surprised many when she announced last year that she had secretly married artist, and long-time friend, Marco Perego in June 2013.

Zoe prefers to keep her relationship with Marco out of the limelight and has rarely discussed him in public, except to confirm they tied the knot in England and she is very happy.

RML celebrates the couple as they grow in their love and marriage.

Serge Ibaka Is The Naked Athlete Selected For ESPN Body Issue Cover [Photos]

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Today, the sports magazine finally unveiled its official cover, which has NBA player, Serge Ibaka, who is also currently dating Keri Hilson, showing off what he does best, but this time, naked.

Last month, ESPN Magazine trailed their 2014 Body Issue with tennis champion Venus Williams posing nude, here, as she hyped her Wimbledon return. Yesterday, we also saw some more naked athletes.

On the ESPN cover, the Congolese-Spanish basketballer bares it all with his athletic body in the air as he aims for a net. In the story, Serge Ibaka spoke about fitness, choosing basketball instead of football, playing basketball in Congo, his past major injury and what drives him.

See another picture and read excerpts from his interview below...

Legal Marijuana Goes on Sale in Seattle and Around Washington State

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SEATTLE –  Washington became the second state Tuesday to allow people to buy marijuana legally in the U.S. without a doctor's note as customers eager to be the first to buy pot lined up outside stores.

People began purchasing marijuana at 8 a.m. at Bellingham's Top Shelf Cannabis, one of two stores in the city north of Seattle that started selling pot as soon as it was allowed under state regulations. Several dozen people waited outside before the store opened.

The first three customers in line were residents of Kansas, in Bellingham for their grandfather's 84th birthday. Sarah Gorton, 24, of Abilene, Kansas, came with her younger brother Robbie, as well as her boyfriend.

"It's just a happy coincidence and an opportunity we're not going to have for a long time," said Sarah Gorton, a 24-year-old with dreadlocks and homemade jewelry. "I'm really thrilled to be a part of something that I never thought would happen."

Would You Use a Contraceptive Computer Chip That Works For 16 Years?

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A computer chip contraceptive that can be adjusted using remote control has been developed as an option for women's birth control. When implanted under a woman's skin, the chip will continue to release a small dose of the hormone, levonorgestrel, into her bloodstream daily for 16 years.

This will happen every day, but can be stopped at any time by using the wireless remote control.

Developed by a company in the US, the project has been backed by Bill Gates, and will be submitted for pre-clinical testing in the US next year - and possibly go on sale by 2018.

The device is small enough for size not to be a deterrent, and is "competitively priced" the creators said.

Would you use this? Check out the details and some people's reactions below..

Lagos Slum Mechanic Trains and Mentors 3 UK Teens For BBC Reality TV Show

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The UK's BBC3 has a new reality TV show titled Slum Survivors, which features young jobseekers who can't find work in the UK, and then the show gets them apprenticeships abroad.

The series kicks off in Lagos, which according to the BBC is a city obsessed with cars, and so the episode set in Lagos features British teens who want to be mechanics.

See photos of the reality show participants below as they fetch water, eat local delicacies, and do the local punishment, 'pick pin'. There's also a video trailer of the complete series.

For those who weren't happy with the other BBC show set in a Lagos slum, this is not a good idea. What do you think?

Beyoncé Might Have New Half-sister As Her Father is Served With Second Paternity Suit

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According to court documents filed against Beyonce's 63-year-old father on May 30 by a Houston-area woman, Matthew Knowles may also be the dad of a female child born in 2010.

30 year old lingerie model turned estate agent TaQoya Branscomb filed the courts document on May 30th where she named Matthew Knowles as the father of her 4 year old daughter.

Beyonce already has one half-brother she doesn't acknowledge, this means there may be a half sister to add to the list if these claims are true.

The woman says she gave birth to the child in 2010 in Harris County, Texas, and is demanding Matthew Knowles takes a DNA test. She is also asking for child support and money for her attorney’s fees.

Family Time - Joseph Yobo Visits Disney World With Wife Adaeze Yobo and Son

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Joseph and Adaeze Yobo have taken their four year old son on a trip to Disneyland, Orlando in the US and the little boy and his parents are having the time of their life.

It seems that after being separated during the world cup, players for the different national teams are re-uniting with their loved ones and spending quality time together. [see Mario Balotelli and Fiancee]

African American Woman Arrested After She Abandons Baby Girl on a New York Subway Platform

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New York City Police have found and arrested an African American woman who was seen abandoning a baby girl on a subway platform they told NY Daily News.

Witnesses saw the African-American woman, believed to be in her 20s or 30s, pushing a stroller out of a northbound 1 train at Columbus Circle at about 11:50am.

The woman then darted back on the train just before the doors shut, leaving the approximately 7-month-old baby girl on her own. Surveillance footage released by the NYPD shows the woman entering the subway with the baby in the stroller earlier in the day.

8 Easy and Everyday Ways to Lose Weight Post Pregnancy

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By Kristy Jones

Most women gain extra weight during pregnancy. Weight gain during pregnancy is as a result of hormonal action. During pregnancy, the body releases hCG hormone which leads to a change in normal metabolism and nutrition. 

After birth the action of hCG stops and all that remains is extra weight that needs to be shed. Losing weight after pregnancy is possible and all that one requires is determination, persistence and self-discipline.

The following are 8 easy ways to lose post pregnancy weight.

Calling All Shopaholics, Dubai is Building The Biggest Mall in the World!

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The world's first temperature-controlled city, Mall of the World, will house the biggest mall in the world and it will be located in Dubai.

Occupying a total area of 48 million sq. ft., the project will comprise the largest indoor theme park in the world, which will be covered by a glass dome that will be open during the winter months.

The project, with an area of 8 million sq. ft., will take the form of an extended retail street network, different to the typical shopping mall concept currently available in Dubai.

Discount Tuesday - 10% Off Your Baby and Toddler Shopping at Kiddies Treasures Online Store

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The Kiddies Treasures online store is a one stop shop for all newborn, baby and toddler needs that promises to meet your needs with fabulous products at incredible prices, with convenient shopping and quick delivery to your preferred location in Nigeria. 

Say bye-bye to those days of sighing through the aisles of a supermarket or rowdy markets with your huge baby bump or your kicking and screaming toddlers.

Their brand new online store; www.kiddiestreasures.com is now open and taking orders. You can place your orders and have them delivered to your doorstep.

For the launch and because they see their customers as special, KT is providing a 10 percent off gift voucher for all your baby and toddler needs. Put in code ; LMUMS10 and your discount will be added at check out.

Toyin Aimakhu And Niyi Johnson Mark First Anniversary Of Marriage

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It's been a year since Toyin Aimakhu and her handsome husband Niyi Johnson got married. The couple tied the knot at the Ikoyi registry on July 8 2013 [see pictures].

To celebrate the 1st anniversary of their marriage, the pretty actress took to social media to send out a sweet message to her husband.

"Just like yesterday hmmm God I tank u for the journey so far,oko mi Adeniyi happy wedding anniversary and thanks for changing my negativity into positivity."

Happy wedding anniversary to one of our favorite couples!

Michelle Howard is First Woman and African American Four-Star Admiral in the US Navy

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ADMIRAL MICHELLE HOWARD is the very first woman in the 239 years history of the US Navy to reach the rank of a Four-Star Admiral. And she's an African American.

Admiral Howard has faced critics who say she was promoted for political reasons rather than merit, a notion that both Mabus and Greenert were quick to dismiss in their remarks.

"Michelle has put in a tremendous career," Greenert said. "Thirty-two years of mainstream, at-sea, tough tours. Michelle came up through the amphibious expeditionary warfare arena and came into [Washington] and did the hard jobs that needed to be done. And so she is definitely ready to assume this position, there is no question in my mind."

Scary Tornado Photobombs This Couple's Wedding Photoshoot in Saskatchewan

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This will be a most memorable wedding for the photographer, and also for this Canadian couple. A story they will forever tell anyone who sees their wedding photos.

The couple were posing for photos on their wedding day this past Saturday when a tornado suddenly appeared right behind them, far enough that they were safe, yet close enough to provide the perfect photobomb opportunity.

Saskatchewan photographer Colleen Niska was taking the newlyweds’ pictures on a gravel road that she often uses for her shoots when the tornado made its appearance in the dark skies behind them. The photographer commented on Facebook:

Popular Ghanaian Musician Reportedly Dies While Trying to Rescue Drowning Girlfriend

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Popular Ghanaian Hiplife musician, Castro (aka Theophilus Tagoe) is reported to have drowned over the weekend in the Aqua safari beach while trying to rescue his girlfriend, according to Ghana web.

Reports say Castro, his girlfriend and a close friend (who is also a footballer for the Black Stars), Asamoah Gyan, had gone to Ada on a weekend rendezvous.

The trio went jet-skiing and the unfortunate incident happened – Castro’s girlfriend fell into the river.

Washington Post Collects Nigeria's PR Money Then Satirizes President Jonathan's Op-Ed

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Last week, I posted [here] an Op-ed by President Goodluck Jonathan which originally appeared in the Washington Post under the title - Nothing is more important than bringing home Nigeria’s missing girls.

Today, that newspaper proved that the article was a paid-for PR piece when a member of their own editorial team wrote a rebuttal to Jonathan. Karen Attiah slammed the president with a satirized version of his own puff-piece which contained hard-hitting facts of ways in which his administration have missed the mark in dinding the missing girls.

There was also the revelation that the Nigeria government is paying a US PR company $100,000 monthly to launder their image internationally. What a shame!

Alero Falope Confirms She Left Dino Melaye But Says He Did Not Physically Abuse Her

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Alero Falope granted an interview yesterday to clear the air on recent events concerning her marriage to Dino Melaye and her conversation with his ex-wife. While she confirmed that she has left her matrimonial home, Alero totally denied that it was due to physical abuse.

Explaining the leaked chats between her and Tokunbo Fabiyi, Dino Melaye's ex-wife, to SDK, Alero said:

Yes, Stella I exchanged SMS with Tokunbo but I only did that because I thought it would remain between us and besides I needed to connect with someone who might understand where I was coming from.

Let me state here now that Dino might be a lot of things but he never beat me and that's
the truth. There were just some things I couldn’t handle and that was what I referred to as living in Tokunbo’s hell for six months.

Blast From The Past - When Lagos To New York Round Trip Flight Was N17,000

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I can't claim to have experienced those good old days, but a lot of older Nigerians enjoyed the largese of a rich, young and vibrant Nigeria, when out Naira had value, and our country was respected around the world.

A friend shared this on Nigeria Airways newspaper advert from the early 80s on FB and a commenter added his own reminiscence -

Them good ol' days. I still remember paying N1,040 as airfare for Nigeria Airways to and fro London from Lagos in 1980 (British Caledonian then was N1, 240). Reminiscence.

do you think inflation accounts for the high price now, more than 10X what it used to be, or the general decline of the economy is to blame? Is Nigeria Airways still working now BTW?