Friday, September 19, 2014

Shonda Rhimes Slams The New York Times For Calling Her An ‘Angry Black Woman’

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The New York Times recently published an article that was supposed to be how Shonda Rhimes has changed the landscape for Black women on TV, but the writer unfortunately veered off course, calling Shonda and her characters, “Angry Black Women”. The article starts as follows;

“When Shonda Rhimes writes her autobiography, it should be called ‘How to Get Away With Being an Angry Black Woman. On Thursday, Ms. Rhimes will introduce ‘How to Get Away With Murder,’ yet another network series from her production company to showcase a powerful, intimidating black woman.”

Titled, “Wrought In Their Creator’s Image.” the article focuses most on Scandal and the new HTGAWM and their stars, Kerry Washington and Viola Davis.

The biggest mistake starting from that title is that Shonda did not create HTGAWM, but rather a white man, Pete Nowalk. Shonda has already taken to Twitter to put the writer, named Alessandra Stanley, in her place.

Kaley Cuoco Opens Up About Her Nude Photo Leak

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Kaley Cuoco was among the celebrities who had nude photos leaked online a few weeks ago, and she has called the breach of privacy "disturbing," during an appearance on "Jimmy Kimmel Live." The actress said;

"I totally have Google alerts that come to my phone so anything that my name pops up [in] comes to my phone because I'm, like, obsessed. I need to know what's going on. So every day, every day there's like 30 'Kaley Cuoco nude photos' [alerts]. It's been going on for years.

"So then this one came up and I was like, 'Oh, it's another fake one. Then I started getting emails like, 'No, there are some real ones going around.'"

3 Dead So Far As Christ Chosen Church of God Building Collapses In Edo State

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A one-storey building in an Edo State church has collapsed today 19th of September, 2014 according to the Nation newspaper. The building owned by Christ Chosen Church of God, located in Egor, was an old building in the church premises, which workers were asked to demolish when unfortunately, it collapsed on them.

According to eyewitnesses, the building housed offices and residences of church officials, but only six people, all construction and casual workers, were trapped in the building. Three were rescued and sustained severe injuries while another three were killed.

Youths in the community after saving people trapped under the rubble, angrily set one of the church buses ablaze. Edo State Commissioner of Police has also confirmed the incident.

More photos after the cut.

Honey Boo Boo's Parents, Mama June and Sugar Bear, Break Up

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Mama June and Sugar Bear Thompson, who star on the hit TLC reality series, Here Comes Honey Boo Boo, have gone their separate ways according to E! News. The pair said in a statement;

"Sugar Bear and I have decided to take some time apart to figure out some things in our relationship. We are taking things day by day, but regardless of what happens, the girls will always be our number one priority. We want to thank y'all for your support."

The two never technically married but in May 2013, they exchanged vows in a commitment ceremony in front of their children, showing off their love for each other [see pics]. June said at the time.

"Never settle for a man who doesn't treat you right. If a guy doesn't love everything about you, move on! There are plenty of other fish in the sea." 

Yvonne Nelson Denies Reports That She's in A New Relationship

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Ghanaian actress, Yvonne Nelson, has revealed that she is not in any relationship for now. The hardworking beauty sparked off these latest rumors of a new relationship when she shared the photo above with the caption;

Meet my 2nd boyfriend...... Don't know where the 1st is @mrkofii

The leggy actress has however denied all the reports saying that people can say whatever they like but she does not care, disclosing that she is also not in a relationship with John Dumelo neither is she getting married for now.

Covers - Jay Jay Okocha And His Beautiful Family For HELLO! Nigeria

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Former captain of the Super Eagles, JayJay Okocha is a legend in the world of football and he graces the cover of HELLO! Magazine Nigeria this month, and they said of his feature, "For a man with a lauding career, it is refreshing to see - as we interview him, that he is affable and without pretence."

The former #10 player for the Nigerian Super Eagles, also played for several high profile football clubs around the world before retiring. Now he lives most of the year in Nigeria.

Jay Jay Okocha has been married for several years, since 1997, to his wife Nkechi and they have two beautiful children, a boy and a girl, A-Jay Okocha, Daniella Okocha. More pictures below...

Why Would Any Mom Do This To Her One-Year Old?

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I am a fan of Chacha Eke and her adorable little daughter Kamarachukwu Darlene Faani, see preious pics here and here. The little girl turned one today and the actress just released these pictures from her birthday studio photoshoot..

Should you blame the first time mom, or whoever runs the studio for allowing these troubling pictures of a baby in full make up? And what's up with the old woman wigs too? And the phone, car keys, and porshe in the backdrop, what happened to colorful decorations for the little girl's hair and having cute back drops of toys and such?

If one wants to play dress up with their little girl, by all means! Ideas boku - professions, traditional outfits, play, outdoors, and more. This little girl looks overwhelmed and not a day under 50 with all the makeup and wig. I hate to call out any mom, but this is so not it!

My only consolation is that the little girl later looked to have some fun, and may be too young to remember this. But mom should hide these pictures or make sure there's a funny story to go with them.

Nigerian Government Reacts to Maltreatment of 17-Year-Old Student By Egypt Air

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The Nigerian government through the foreign ministry has summoned the Egyptian ambassador, Ashraf Salama to formally protest the treatment of 17-year old Joshua Abdul-Azeez, during his botched trip using Egypt Air. The junior minister, Viola Onwuliri, accused Egypt Air of “child-abuse” for starving the teenager of food for three days, after wrongly routing his air ticket, and she demanded an unreserved apology from the Egyptian Government.

According to PremiumTimes, she said it was unacceptable that Egypt Air had failed to respond to repeated enquiries from the Nigeria Embassy in Cairo on what led to the treatment of the Nigerian student in Ukraine like a criminal.

In his defence, the Egyptian ambassador said the Nigerian media was to blame for escalating a “small incident’’ involving a Nigerian passenger and Egypt Air. He added that his embassy had contacted Egypt Air, which is wholly owned by the Egyptian government, and his home government on the incident but had yet to receive a formal report.

Below is the touching story from the young boy of how he was wrongly routed to Moldova instead of Kiev where he was to study medicine. From that mistake, he was stuck in airports over three days with no food, and then in Egypt, while trying to work out his situation, he was called a bloody Nigerian, and had his passport torn before being deported back to Lagos.

Couple Love - Will Smith Shares Loving Message to Jada As She Turns 43

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Jada Pinkett Smith turned 43 yesterday Sept 18 and husband, Will Smith, gave her a shout out on his Facebook page. He posted this old school photo above with the caption;

'Happy Birthday, My Love. We've been together at your last 20 birthday parties. Let’s go for 50 or 60 more,'

I hope they make it. Jada is such a sweet soul. For her 43rd, the mother of two covered the Health Magazine, and talked to them about getting older, and the things that keep her grounded.

Man Desperate To Buy iPhone 6 Offers To Share Girlfriend For Money To Buy One

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As queues wind across Asia and North America filled with people desparate to acquire the iPhone 6, photos of the man brandishing a sign that read "Girlfriend Sharing" have appeared on the Chinese social media site Weibo this week.

The offer included the chance to eat, study, play games or go on dates with the woman, although it did warn there would be no "funny business".

According to posters on Weibo, the man claimed his girlfriend was a willing participant in the scheme, which offered her up for 10 yuan (£1) per hour. The identity of the man is not yet clear, though his advertising exploits took place at Songjiang University in Shanghai.

Man Candy Of The Week - Flavour N'Abania

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Highlife crooner and the ladies favorite, Flavour goes by 2NiteFlavour on Instagram, for those who may want to follow him, and captioned the photo above, "Adim anu ife" meaning "he no dey hear word".

If I may translate his comment in a way everyone will understand, Flavour says he's deaf to all those saying he should stop flaunting his naked body and tempting his fans, hahaha...

See more pictures below...

Romantic Comedy 'When Love Happens" Releases Movie Posters and Trailer

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When Love Happens is a glossy romantic comedy about 3 professionals in a highly inter-connected Lagos and their hilarious and often bizarre adventures in finding romance.

Directed by Seyi Babatope and with a cast that includes OC Ukeje, Gideon Okeke, Beverely Naya, Desmond Elliot, Weruche Opia, Oreka Godis, Wale Ojo, Bukky Wright, Bassey Keppy Ekpeyong, Helen Paul and Shaffy Bello.

When Love Happens is produced by Seyi Babatope and Moses Babatope, with Kene Okwuosa and Kene Mkparu as Executive Producers.

Archbishop of the Anglican Church Says It's Acceptable to Have Doubt, and Still Be a Christian

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Some are coming for his head but I totally agree with the Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby who has said he sometimes has doubts in his belief in God.

In an interview with BBC,  Bristol the leader of the Church of England said he doubted in “lots of different ways”. When asked about doubt by presenter Lucy Tegg, he said:

“It is a really good question. I love the Psalms, if you look at Psalm 88 that’s full of doubt. There are moments, sure, when you think, ‘Is there a God?’ ‘Where is God?'”

“The other day I was praying over something as I was running, and I ended up saying to God ‘look this is all very well, but isn’t it about time you did something, if you’re there?’

“Which is probably not what the Archbishop of Canterbury should say.”

The archbishop has recently completed a tour of the West Country and made his comments at an event called Standing Room Only at Bristol Cathedral.

Maternity Style - Chelsea Clinton Wears Husband's Shirts To Work

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Chelsea Clinton and her husband Marc Mezvinsky announced in April that they are expecting their first child together, and just last month, she left her high paying job to get ready for baby.

In an interview with Refinery29, Chelsea revealed that at this point in her pregnancy, it's all about comfort.she said when asked about the styling tricks she relies on.

"[I wear] anything that fits over my belly. Increasingly, that's my husband's T-shirts or button-down shirts. So, the honest answer in the here and now is a different answer than it would be had you asked me a few months ago, or ask me again in nine months. But, for right now, it's really my husband's shirts, because they're the only things that fit me." 

Another picture below...

Governor Fashola Receives Ebola Survivors At His Office [Photos]

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Babatunde Fashola, the Lagos state Governor, hosted some Ebola survivors yesterday at his office at the state Secretariat in Alausa, Ikeja.

The survivors in the above picture are the widow of late Port Harcourt doctor, Dr Emenuo Kelechi (left), Dr Ibeawuchi Morris (second left), Dr Fadipe Akinniyi (centre), Mr. Dennis Akagha (late Nurse Justina Ejelonu's fiance) and Dr Adaora Igonoh.

Speaking with the survivors, the governor commended them for coming forward to share their experiences, saying that they are proof that the disease is not a death sentence.

Read Ada Igonoh's story here, read about Dennis here, more pictures below...