Thursday, January 29, 2015

Sherri Shepherd's Surrogate Speaks Out For First Time About Abandoned Baby

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Sherri Shepherd had her son via IVF at 38 and when at 45 she couldn't get pregnant same way, she and former husband Lamar Sally turned to surrogacy to build their family using egg donor. However, their marriage broke down while the surrogate was still pregnant, read here. Sherri later alleged that Lamar had defrauded her into signing the papers so that he would get custody after their divorce and milk her for child support payments since she was the bigger earner.

Based on this, the former co-host of The View decided to hands-off the new baby especially since her genetic material was not used. Unfortunately, this meant the surrogate mother got left in the lurch as the only mother of the child.

Jennifer Lopez Slays in BTS Photos for Kohls New Collection

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Jennifer Lopez is a mom of two and over 45, and yet it's like her career is starting all over again. With a new album, a new movie and a new book to promote, the Jenny From the Block singer is not slowing down one bit!

JLo is featured in a new campaign for Kohl's upcoming Spring/Summer collection and she just SLAYS it! See more photos below...

Suge Knight Involved In Hit And Run - Victim Dead

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According to breaking news reports, musician Suge Knight was involved in a hit and run in which he ran over a man, who is dead. The argument causing the hit and run took place on set of a film/documentary being shot in Compton, California, which the likes of Game, Dr. Dre, and Ice Cube are all involved in.

Miss BumBum Contestant Andressa Urach Slams Plastic Surgery After Butt Implant Disaster

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She was near death after implants to enhance her thighs and butt went septic, and now Brazilian model Andressa Urach is speaking out against cosmetic surgery. The former runner-up in the Miss Bum Bum contest said on Brazil TV that she regrets putting "poison in my body, mostly because of having too much vanity."

Though she survived the tragic wounds that followed an infection caused by the rotting implants, Andressa hasn't fully recovered yet. The wounds on her legs were seen bleeding through her skirt during the interview. After she was discharged from hospital at the beginning of the year, the model released horror photos taken during her month in intensive care. Now, she's making the media circuits to warn others against plastic surgery.

Tears Flow at Burial for Joshua Adah - Missionary Killed By Fulani Herdsmen in Taraba [Photos]

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Pastor Joshua Adah has been buried today, barely a week after he was hacked to death in Taraba State on January 23rd by Fulani Herdsmen. The 36-year-old husband and father of two was loved by all who knew him and became well known after being featured on Naija Diamonds Season 2 which held in 2012, as one of the people making a difference in Nigeria.

For his brethren in Christ and the ministry, Joshua's death came as a rude they could not believe till pictures showed his burial. These faithful have dropped photos and words of tribute to the work that Joshua Adah did and how he touched their lives. See burial photos and read some of the tributes below. May his soul rest in peace. Amen.

Man Forces Fiance To Swallow Engagement Ring After Arguing Over Wedding Plans

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Kyle Norman, a member of early 2000s boy group Jagged Edge, has been arrested in Atlanta today Jan. 29th after he brutally assaulted his fiancee and made her swallow her engagement ring. He's currently being held at the Fulton County Jail on a charge of aggravated assault.

His fiancee is currently in hospital with "welts under her eyes, a golf ball-sized knot on her forehead, a cut to her nose and a blood clot in her right eye".

Rihanna Channels Aaliyah In Box Braids And Baggy Jeans For ID Photoshoot Cover

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Rihanna is promoting her upcoming eighth album, for which the first single, FourFiveSeconds with Kanye West and Paul McCartney dropped a few days ago. Now, the pop singer is on the cover of British magazine i-D rocking box braids for the Music Issue, which was shot by photographer Paolo Roversi in Paris.

In more photos, the box braids are put in Bantu Knots and badgalriri goes topless with dark makeup and baggy pants a'la Aaliyah. Check them out below!

Shout Out To My Real Africans Out There - Marshawn Lynch Continues To Rebuff Media

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Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch has refused, for the third day in a row, to give meaningful answers to the reporters who ask him questions during press briefings for the on-coming Super Bowl. A few of the journalists had yesterday talked about boycotting Skittles which the NFL player endorses, but that does not seem to have affected Marshawn Lynch in any way.

On the first day, the player said about 29 times that he was only at the press conference to avoid being fined, read here. Today, and to the delight of his African fans, the football star showed them some love as he rebuffed the press, saying, "Shout out to my real Africans out there."

AIT Blames APC For Rigging Online Presidential Poll Causing It To Be Cancelled

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AIT started an online Presidential Opinion Poll a few days ago, but it was shut down on Wednesday, January 28, 2015. Since then, they have received a lot of backlash by APC party supporters who called them out for being biased and cancelling the poll because Buhari was leading.

This widespread criticism on social media platforms and online news media has now prompted the management of DAAR Communications to release a statement stating the reasons for the poll being shut down. And according to them, supporters of the All Progressives Congress (APC) massively rigged the polls in favour of their candidate, General Muhammadu Buhari. Read the official statement below:

Ibinabo Fiberesima Shows Daughter With No Make up After Outrage on Madeup Birthday Photos

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Ibinabo's daughter with Fred Amata, Ewomazino Amata turned 7 years old today and her mother had a photoshoot for her while allowing her to wear full makeup. So many fans were not happy about the red lips and penciled brows and let the mom know. Ibinabo had shared the photos on Facebook with the caption;

My Adorable daughter is 7 today. join me to Thank God for her. she is a true jewel. a blessing to her generation. happy birthday Zino. mummy loves you scarra, she decided she wanted make up today,,,,why not. its your day sweerrry.

Could Antibiotics Cure Cancer? 8-Year-Old's Suggestion Turns Out To Be True

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Camilla Lisanti was asked how she would cure cancer, and the eight-year-old suggested using antibiotics, an idea which has turned out to have a lot of merit. Camilla was asked the question by her parents, a husband-wife cancer research team.

They were sceptical at first but went ahead to test out her theory in their Manchester University lab. To their surprise, several cheap and widely-used antibiotics killed the most dangerous cancer cells, including seven of the most common cancers – including breast, prostate, lung and hard-to-treat brain tumours.

Woman Falls to her Death After Boyfriend Proposed on top of Scenic Ibiza Cliff

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Men want to do the best to excite their girlfriends when they propose, but news like this remind us there are limits, and caution about health and safety is paramount. A lady has reportedly died in Ibiza after she fell off a cliff while celebrating the marriage proposal from her boyfriend. The couple, from Bulgaria, were at a beauty spot famed for its sunset views.

Police say Dimitrina Dimitrova lost her balance as she jumped up and down in excitement after her partner popped the question on a cliff at Cala Tarida, Ibiza. She suffered a heart attack brought on by injuries caused by the 65ft fall from the cliff. She was alive but unconscious when paramedics arrived but died at the scene minutes later.

#ThrowbackThursday - Beyonce Shares Oprah's Old Picture For Her 61st Birthday

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Oprah turns 61 today and in combination of #TBT or #ThrowbackThursday and to wish her mentor a happy birthday, Beyonce shared the picture above of the megarich TV and media personality. See more recent pictures of Oprah in recent years below. She certainly aged gracefully.

Sam Smith's Stay With Me Was Plagiarized From Tom Petty?

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Sam Smith’s “Stay With Me” has been proved to be a rip-off of Tom Petty’s “I Won’t Back Down” released to great acclaim back in 1989. The British singer basically acknowledged this when he agreed an out of court settlement a few days ago to pay royalties to Tom Petty and Jeff Lynne for writing credit on Stay With Me. Tom Petty says of the agreement by both musicians to settle out of court;

"About the Sam Smith thing. Let me say I have never had any hard feelings toward Sam.  All my years of songwriting have shown me these things can happen.  Most times you catch it before it gets out the studio door but in this case it got by.  Sam’s people were very understanding of our predicament and we easily came to an agreement.

Kanye West Premieres Only One With North West On Ellen, Talks About Trying For More Kids

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Kanye West has premiered the new video for his “Only One” single with Paul McCartney and it features himself and his one-and-a-half-year-old daughter with Kim Kardashian, North West. The rapper shared an exclusive first look at the video on Ellen, and the talk show host lavished praise on Kanye, calling him “amazing.”

Directed by Spike Jonze, the video shows him and North wandering and gazing at each other in a field. After the video, Kanye also talked with Ellen Degeneres about wanting more kids.

Amazing 200-Year-Old Meditating Mummy Found In Mongolia

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Mummified remains of what appears to be a lama teacher or monk meditating in the lotus position has been found in Mongolia. Amazingly, the mummy is believed to have been like that for about two hundred years! A forensic examination is underway on the mummy, said to have been preserved in animal skin which could be the skin of a cow, horse, or camel.

'The mummified body sits in a lotus position, as if still meditating,' said a report in The Siberian Times - citing Mongolian accounts of the discovery.

Funny Video - Truck Carrying Heavy Load Topples Over

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This is probably the funniest video you'll watch today. A lorry carrying more bags of grain than it should loses its center of gravity as it drives down a sloping road. The people in the car behind had their entertainment of the day by getting it all on camera as the truck battled gravity and lost, falling flat on its side. Watch closely to see a guy on top of the bags saving himself by jumping off at the last moment, LOL...

Covers - Big Sean Talks On Friendship Before Love With Ariana Grande For Complex Magazine

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Big Sean is on the cover of the next issue of Complex Magazine, and in the cover story, the 26-year-old rapper talks about how his relationship with girlfriend Ariana Grande started as friendshi before blossoming into love. He also clears out any doubt about rumors that he stole a Rolex watch from former fiancee and Glee actress, Naya Rivera.

After the breakup with Naya, Big Sean and Ariana Grande tried for a while to hide the fact they were dating, but now they couple are really flaunting their love. Big Sean once posted the red hot picture of the two to his Instagram page and the couple have also shared photos from a vacation together. HERE. Read excerpts from his interview below

Why Do Married People Cheat On Their Partners? 3 Abuja Residents Open Up

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Here is an interesting report by News Agency of Nigeria, NAN where some married people in Abuja identified some of their reason for cheating on their spouses. There were two men and one woman, and while the woman said her reason was to make some more money, the men said their infidelity stemmed from careless lust and emotional incompatibility respectively.

Nigerian Teacher Came Up With Idea For Harvard Visit Fundraiser By Humans of New York

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Yesterday, I told you about the fundraiser by Humans of New York photoblogger who has raised almost $1 Million in a donation drive for a school in inner city NY. Read the story here.

But what I didn't know until I looked further into the page was that the Nigerian teacher Ms Achu, pictured above, sparked the idea for the fundraiser to expose and enrich her students through taking them to the prestigious university.