Tuesday, September 25, 2012
battle with a kidney-related ailment, Nollywood star
actress, Ngozi Nwosu, has decided to keep a low profile
and has denied a team of colleagues trying to raise
funds for her access to her whereabouts.
The actress, who is suspected to be in the custody of a
friend, is said to be angry with her colleagues for
disclosing her current health situation to the media, and
has hence stopped picking her calls. As at the time of
filing this report, they don't even know her whereabouts.
Ngozi, who is expected to be flown to India soon, is down
with a kidney-related ailment.
was "duped" into appearing in the anti-Islam film that
has sparked outrage across the Muslim world, will take
further legal action after a first lawsuit was rejected, her
lawyer said Monday.
Cindy Lee Garcia, whose lawsuit demanding that
YouTube withdraw footage from "Innocence of Muslims"
was rejected by a Los Angeles judge last week, is taking
action for breach of copyright in federal court.
"They say in their own terms and guidelines that hate
speech (is) not allowed. How can this not be hate
speech? How can this not be wrong morally,
intellectually, legally?" her lawyer Cris Armenta told
NBC's Today show.
The lawyer said she would withdraw the state court
lawsuit. "But we are going to file again today in federal
court. My client has a copyright claim. We intend to
enforce it," she said.
Garcia herself reiterated that she thought she signed up
for a film called "Desert Warrior" about life 2,000 years
ago, and only realized her lines had been over-dubbed
when the row erupted with Muslim protests erupted this
"I'm coming forward to clear my name because I was
duped," she said. "I was confused .. There were other
words that were put in my mouth. I was devastated."
Garcia is one of three actresses in the film to have come
forward claiming they were tricked into taking part in
the production since the explosion of violence in Muslim
countries in the Middle East, Africa and Asia.
In her initial lawsuit, filed last Wednesday, Garcia alleged
she has suffered severe emotional distress, financial
setbacks and the "destruction of her career and
But Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Louis Lavin
refused her request for a restraining order to prevent
YouTube, a subsidiary of Google, from continuing to
show the 14-minute package of clips from the film.
The English version of the trailer, which has been
withdrawn from YouTube in a number of countries,
includes blatantly overdubbed parts of dialogue, and
Mohammed's name seems to have been added in post
Garcia said she only saw four pages of script for the two
days she spent on set, and had no idea about the
movie's religious content. "No one spoke of the Muslim
faith, no one spoke of Muhammad. Nor would I do that,"
"Pink Friday is a celebration of my life at this moment; it is a reflection of me as a creator, and an expression of me as a woman. I know my Barbz will connect with and appreciate each aspect – from the name, to the outrageous bottle design, to the vibrant colors that create their own song. Pink Friday shows off my personality and style; it's exciting to express my voice through another dimension".
The deluxe size bottle holds an extra special treat for all her "barbz:" an original "Nicki Minaj" nameplate necklace. And if that isn't enough, Nicki will celebrate her fragrance launch with an appearance at Macy's Herald Square in NYC on Monday, Sept. 24 at 3:30 p.m. The first 300 barbz to purchase Nicki's Pink Friday Exclusive Gift Set Bundle will have the opportunity to meet the lady of the day, and receive an autographed limited edition commemorative ad.
one in honor of her latest joint, "Diamonds."
According to Rih, the track is "a hippy and happy
record," that should be a feel-good radio smash this
fall. We're not sure how this single art will go over
with the parents of Rihanna Navy's littlest marines,
and we sure don't want to be around when they try to
explain it. But considering her smoke's diamond
contents, Rihanna is perched high on the throne of
one glamorous rock star life. Look out for the new
single when it hits iTunes this Wednesday at 8a.m.
Cassie (yes, Diddy finally claimed her on Twitter)
lately these days, but the half-shaved head singer is
back for a sultry spread in GQ's October Issue. Her
last album dropped in 2006, and she blames her delay
on the her laid back personality in the interview. But it
looks like Cassie is ready to back on the music scene.
Her latest single, "King of Hearts" has a cool techno-
pop feel. She says she feels like a new artist in the
industry, and isn't concerned with being a blockbuster
On her popularity: "It would be awesome to stay
popular, but if I was only an underground artist, I
would be okay with that."
really feels about President Obama in a recent
interview with SiriusXM Radio. He says that the
President is too calm and intellectual when responding
In a recent interview on SiriusXM Radio with Ron
Bennington, comedian D.L. Hughley mocked how
Obama responds to criticism. He argues that
Obama's intellectual responses make him "closer to
being a white kid." Hughley also added thinks that
Obama needs to show more passion. Mediaite
In an interview with SiriusXM Satellite Radio's Ron
Bennington, comedian and former CNN host D.L.
Hughley criticized President Barack Obama for not
showing enough passion. Hughley said that Obama
tends to respond to criticism intellectually and is
"closer to being a white kid" in that respect.
However, Hughley says that Obama's calm
demeanor also results in a lack of enthusiasm from
the public in the election.
Hughley appeared on Bennington's interview
program, Unmasked, to promote his new book, I
Want You to Shut The F**k Up: How the Audacity of
Dopes is Ruining America.
So because he doesn't act a fool in the face of
scrutiny, he's not black enough? D.L. must reeeaaallly
need some more people to buy this book…
Do you agree with him?
York this week speaking on gun violence in the black
"They are building prisons, and who are they for?
Not for the white man," he told an almost entirely
black crowd at the Van Dyke Houses in Brownsville,
Brooklyn. "Nobody cares about you. You are the
product of your former slave masters. You are not
as bad as you are acting. You ain't manufacturing no
guns, but you got some," the minister said in a
sermonic speech dubbed, "Stop the Killing. Your
people are being herded into a life-style — that is
going to jail."
Well aware of such violence that victimizes or is
perpetrated by blacks, or often times both,
Farrakhan's audience of some 200 people regularly
broke into loud cheers. Farrakhan's message that
blacks must look at themselves to stanch urban
violence echoed that of NYPD Commissioner
Raymond Kelly, who irritated some leaders and
elected officials in the black community this summer
when he called on black voices to speak out
forcefully gun violence.
"There should be outcry that 96% of the shooting
victims in this city are black or Latino," Kelly said in
July. "Most of them are young men. When you look
at it, at the end of the day, you sense there's
reasons as to why people are being killed. There
should be a huge outcry, but there isn't."
Farrakhan's sense of outrage over the consistent
violence within the black community was palpable,
and he said he was not done with his preaching.
cakes on the makeup to keep herself cute. But does
she really need the makeup? What if she didn't wear
any? Would she still be so desired?
Well we have a gallery of pics showing Kim and her
non-makeup face. Wow, no wonder she cakes it on.
into Melissa's boudoir before posting a naughty
picture of herself sprawled over her bed, wearing red
lippy and clutching a teddy.
Taking to Twitter, RihRih wrote:
"Sneaking in my BFF M$$ room @mforde11″
Now we know these two chicks do everything together
from shopping and partying to smoking dem tweeds,
but do they share a bed too?
The reggae star caused the rumor mill to go into
overkill after he collaborated with Beyonce on their hit
number "Baby Boy" back in 2003 but failed to perform
the hit with the singer at the MTV VMAs.
Many speculated at the time that Jay-Z had a hand in
blocking the Dancehall singer from performing with
his now wife.
"It was not a big deal to me, but it really blew up into
crazy stuff." the Jamaican MC told sources.
"That's a rumor that started. I've known Jay-Z from
before I knew her," he added.
Continuing to deny the rumored beef, Sean also
recalled a time when he met up with Jay-Z in his Roc-
A-Fella office to seek advice on radio politics and the
business of publicity…
"The general public blew it up in certain things. I just
remained quiet about it for years because it was
doing its work. There was just a lot of controversy,"
Adding: "She's an amazing artist, the song was at
number1 for like nine weeks, so that was a very
special time for me and for dancehall."
So, did he make her wind it up and down or not?? We
see why Sean would never confirm or deny because
the only bad publicity is no publicity but we would have
loved to be a fly on the wall when he was dripping
some oxtails down her cakes.
Who else do you think has smashed and dashed
Nollywood star actress, Omotola Ekeinde Jalade's
hubby, Capt. Mathew Ekeinde was sacked from Jimoh
Ibrahim's Air Nigeria, where Mathew was a pilot until
The reports claimed that Omotola's husband was
among worker of the airline suspended by Jimoh
Ibrahim over an alleged disloyalty to the company.
Disturbed by the news, Omosexy, as Omotola is fondly
called by her teeming fans, took to twitter to debunk
the news story.
The sexy mother of four asked her critics, "can the
'intelligent' people spreading this rumours kindly
publish this sack letter please? Smh! Come-hard-
"To my fans who've been worried and sending
countless messages,THANKS. You're the reason I
even respond. Nothing to worry about. I and my
family are fine."
Omotola is no doubt one of the best actresses in the
motion pictures in Nigeria. Her husband is also a brilliant
pilot, according to those who know him too well. Both
have been married for over 15 years.
Francophone/World music brand across the continent,
the Lagos based Effrakata Entertainment is set to put
some sunshine into the hearts of Lagosians as the
nation celebrates her Independence Day, come
September 30, 2012.
To this end, the company is staging a never before
seen pre-Independence musical fiesta, tagged 'Africa
Unity Concert", with a massive potpourri of world class
acts of African descent to come together under one
roof to celebrate the Freedom/Independence Day of
our great nation despite all the challenges we face.
This is largely aimed at not only uniting and
celebrating Nigeria but the continent as a whole
through a unique African brand of music, boosting her
culture and tourism potentials.
Effrakata Entertainment, which has over the years
carved a niche for herself as a company that caters
for the entertainment needs of the matured minds,
Captains of industries and members of the Diplomatic
corps and their families, was the brain behind the last
outing of Salif Keita in Nigeria in 2011.
The concert is billed to take place at the prestigious
Harbour Point, Victoria Island, Lagos. It will be a
gathering of African stars as it promises to be highly
We scooped that among artistes pencilled for the
event, include the sassy, Fally Ipupa who is a singer,
songwriter and the baddest Ndombolo dancer in the
Fally Ipupa is originally from the Democratic Republic
of the Congo but presently lives in Paris. He used to be
a part of the band of Koffi Olomidé, Quartier Latin
International, from 1999 to 2006 before embarking on
a solo career. His first album was Droit chemin
released in 2006, and his second album Arsenal de
Belles Melodies (A2BM) was released in 2009.
One of the fastest rising African stars Fally Ipupa is not
new to Nigeria. He has visited a couple of times and
was recently in Lagos, for the MTV Live show held at
Tribeca on Friday, April 1, 2011
HE WILL be on stage alongside other Nigerian artistes
like J Martins, Ara, the female drummer and Ashley
Stephanie of Cameroun and a host of others
imprinted her presence in people's hearts for her
sensational role in 'Beyonce' is a drop-dead gorgeous
whose beautiful façade and happy demeanour is well
To imagine that charming, smiling face actress going
livid with anger is almost as alien as seeing a lark
busting into tears but the sexy mulatto did nearly got
out of turn last week in Abuja when a cab driver
reportedly played a fast one on her.
The story has it that the said cab driver, seeing that
Nadia is a Johnny-just-come, tried to gyp her by
inflating fares exorbitantly, not knowing that the
actress, as foreign as she looks, knows her way
around the capital city. An argument is said to have
ensued between the two over what should be a fair
fare for the journey.
"Early morning temptation-this cab driver wanted to
dupe me and not so much about the money, but its
just the principle and then he yelled and insulted me
when I declined" Nadia later confirmed the incidence
on her twitter account.
" Honest to God I felt like grappling and beating the
shit out of him(if I could), because instead of him to be
bucolic about it, he was rather yelling at me. Just had
to keep my cool and ignore him, because in the end
he wasn't worth my fury. Dear God, thank you for the
spirit of stoicism, because I would have hurt him" she