Sunday, June 22, 2014

Pope Francis Excommunicates Italian Mafia Members in a Public Mass

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Pope Francis has outrightly challenged the Italian Mafia members, saying that they are excommunicated from the Catholic Church. This is the first time a Pope has spoken of excommunication for the Mafia. The Pope spoke during an outdoor Mass with a crowd of over 100,000 in Calabria, Italy on Saturday.

"Those who in their life have gone along the evil ways, as in the case of the mafia, they are not with God, they are excommunicated. They must be told, No!"

Earlier in his one-day visit, Pope Francis had "met with relatives of a 3-year-old boy, Nicola Campolongo, who was the victim of an alleged Mafia hit in January. Nicknamed Coco, the boy was with his grandfather when they were both shot and their bodies subsequently burned in a car."

Katie Couric Marries John Molner in Her Backyard Garden - Photos

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Katie Couric married her fiance now husband John Molner in her backyard in New York this Saturday. Katie and John got engaged in September 2013 after nearly two years of dating.

The new bride tweeted the picture above with the caption, "So excited to make my debut as Mrs. John Molner!" For her dress, Katie opted for an ivory halter gown by Carmen Marc Valvo,

Last week, the journalist had revealed the wedding would be holding in her Hamptons home, sharing a picture of the flower garden below on Instagram with the caption, "The garden is ready for the big day one week from today! (Gulp!)".

Gospel Singer Sinach Weds Pastor Joseph - All The Traditional Wedding Pictures

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Gospel singer Osinachi Kalu - popularly known as Sinach - married Christ Embassy's Pastor Joseph today in Ebonyi state. The traditional weddding ceremony had lots of friends and family members in attendance. There was also a local dance group to entertain the guests.

Sinach and Pastor Joe would be having their white wedding on Saturday the 28th of June 2014 in Lagos and Pastor Chris Oyakhilome would be joining the couple together himself. Congrats to the new couple!

See more photos from the traditional wedding below; also, check out the official wedding album.

South African CEO Receives Wife As Gift From Traditional Rulers - Faces Probe

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South African Broadcasting Corporation CEO Hlaudi Motsoeneng was given a wife, a cow, and a calf as gifts by Traditional Venda chiefs during his visit to their area.

About 10 bare-breasted women were lined up in Tho hoyandou, Limpopo, last Wednesday, and Motsoeneng was asked to choose one. He picked 22-year-old Vanessa Mutswari, a human resources management student shown smiling and standing bare-breasted in above picture, next to her new husband and the cow and calf.

Motsoeneng told the Sowetan he received the gifts because he was “committed to his job and understands the strategic objectives of the SABC”.

So Sad - Dad Killed by Stray Bullet as New Baby is Welcomed Home From Hospital

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A proud new dad, gathered with family members to celebrate the homecoming of his 3-day-old baby was killed by a stray bullet last Tuesday. The bullet came from a neighbor's gun, a convicted felon who had been drinking.

This story is so incredibly sad. Due to one man being irresponsible and careless with his gun, another man not only lost his life, but his child will grow up without a father.

Steven Justin Ayers, 33, of Panama City, Fla., was hit in the back of the head by the bullet and died instantly. Police said the bullet came from a 9 mm that traveled through the neighbor's screen window, through woods and through the sliding glass door of the Ayer's home.

Models and High Heels Do Not Go Together on The Runway

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I have blogged before that when it comes to shoes, high heels are my weakness. My shoe collection is embarrassing sometimes - like when the janitor came to fix our water pump which is in our closet, right beehind my stack of shoes, most of them high heel shoes, and I mean HIGH HEEL.

While I love how elegant and sexy those six-inchers make you feel, there is a time I think women should keep those heels more moderate. And I think that is when models are walking fashion pieces down the runway. These models are already 6ft tall and above, what do they need such high heels for?

Many compilations have been made showing models falling off their high heels on runways. It can't be easy walking like a cat when you're a human being, and that with people staring so closely at you.

Peter and Paul Okoye of P-Square in Solidarity As they Donate Provisions to Orphanage in Niger Republic

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Peter and Paul Okoye of P-Square are currently in Niger Republic and have taken time out of their busy schedule to donate provisions to underprivileged children in the famine-ravaged country.

I wonder why the brothers chose Niger than some other charity in Nigeria, but maybe these children are more in need. And like Paul who shared the pictures on Instagram wrote,"Givers never lack". He also tagged the pictures as #nigerrepublic #socialresponsibility #donations

Juliet Ibrahim Says Her Marriage Ended Years Ago Following "Forgive Me" Video From IK Ogbonna

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Ghanaian actress Juliet Ibrahim confirmed today that her marriage to Kwadwo Safo has been over for years! This announcement is coming a day after a video emerged of Nollywood actor, IK Ogbonna declaring his love for Juliet Ibrahim in a video which he put on Youtube and then deleted.

Back in March, Juliet and her husband had responded to separation rumours, each insisting that they were still together.

However, for several months, speculations that they were dating had continued to swirl around Juliet and IK Ogbonna as she spent more and more of her time in Nigeria. Juliet and IK Ogbonna were both spotted together on several occassions including her birthday, and he was her date at the BON award ceremony last December [see here]. IK Ogbonna also starred in her music video titled Traffic Jam.

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Bow Down! Three Men Dance To Beyonce's Music in High Stiletto Heels

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In preparation for the final live show on “Britain’s Got Talent,” these three men in the video you're about to see, choreographed a medley of Beyoncé songs during their last rehearsal.

Yanis Marshall Choreography shared the sneak peek of their routine on Youtube, and like in most of their dances, the men are in high stiletto heels. Even Beyonce will have to bow down :)

Yanis Marshall (in the red and black shorts) is the choreographer and the back-up dancers are Arnaud and Mehdi. Check out their video below

President Jonathan Celebrating Nigeria Super Eagles Victory Against Bosnia - Twitter Reacts

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President Jonathan Watching Football

President, Goodluck Jonathan of Nigeria watched the World Cup match against Bosnia Herzegovina at Aso Rock Villa in the company of some of his aides.

The pictures shared by his media aide, Reuben Abati, shows President Jonathan watching the match and then celebrating Nigeria's 1-0 victory.

See the pictures of President Jonathan celebrating Nigeria's victory below, and how Twitter reacted to the pictures, including complaing about the President wearing his hat by 1am at night and in the first picture, he looks to be all alone.