Sunday, January 13, 2013
Janet Jackson attends the billionaire Wissam Al Mana since 2009. The two were engaged last year and apparently want to get married in the spring.
According to magazine "Star", the daughter of Michael Jackson, 14, and Janet Jackson have notspoken since last July. "Janet and Paris have notreconciled since their dispute the last summer and now, Paris said she would boycott the wedding," says a source at U.S. tabloid.
The Jackson family has gone through several conflicts last summer: Michael's mother, Katherine, has lost custody of three grandchildren Paris, Prince and Blanket after being gone for nine days. The three sister and brothers of the star, Janet, Rebbie and Randy, have also closed the relationship with their mother after an attempt to dismiss the executors of Michael Jackson.
Janet Jackson has been married twice, first in 1985 with James DeBarge, the second with producer René Elizondo in 1991. They divorced in 2000.
Do you think Paris will miss Janet's wedding because of this family feud??
The mega-rich singers also threw a lavish princess-themed party for close family and pals to mark her special day. The bash in New York included $96,000 of white and pink roses as decorations and a cake costing $2,000.
Another $33,000 went on accessories and toys for Blue Ivy's young guests, including jewellery sets, princess costumes and playhouses. Adults were given elaborate goodie bags including concert tickets and personalised gold pens with Blue Ivy and each guest's name engraved on them.
Destiny's Child star Beyoncé, 31, and rapper Jay-Z, 43, were declared the world's highest-paid celeb couple last year after raking in$78million in 12 months. They spent weeks planning the celebrations for their daughter, who turned one last Monday.
A source told gistbank.blogspot.com that:
"Nothing's been too big or expensive for their little princess. They wanted her first birthday to set the tone for the rest of her life. "They work hard for their money and the first thing they want to spend it on is their baby girl.
According to our sources, Phelps (still sporting the porn stache) was hanging poolside on Friday, smoking cigars with his friends and macking on the girl in the yellow shirt. It's like shooting fish in a barrel ... with 18 gold medals around your neck.
The 11 Oscar nominations for Ang Lee' s film have put the spotlight on India -- given that Life of Pi features a variety of Indian talent, including lead actor Suraj Sharma, plus the fact that it was partly filmed in South India.
Jayashri shares her nomination for the song "Pi's Lullaby" - for which she wrote the lyrics in the South Indian Tamil language – with the film's composer Mychael Danna , who's also nominated for best original score.
Jayashri and Danna are up against Adele for Skyfall , J Ralph for Chasing Ice , Walter Murphy and Seth MacFarlane for Ted and Claude-Michel Schonberg, Herbert Kretzmer and Alain Boublil for Les Miserables .
Soon after the nominations were announced Thursday, Jayashri was in the media spotlight interviewed by various news networks and other outlets.
"What I wrote is something every mother has on her lips when she cuddles her child," explained Jayashri about how she wrote "Pi's Lullaby."
Jayashri is a well-known name in Tamil cinema, having sung a number of songs with major composers including Oscar winner A R Rahman ( Slumdog Millionaire ).
While Jayashri is the only Indian nominee this year, other Oscar-nominated films also have a strong India connection.
Lincoln , which tops with 12 nominations including best director for Steven Spielberg , is produced by DreamWorks -- the studio is equal partners with Indian conglomerate Reliance ADAG.
"We are incredibly proud to have partnered with Steven Spielberg and (DreamWorks principal and co-chair/CEO) Stacey Snider in the making of Lincoln . I congratulate them and the great cast and crew for the 12 Oscar nominations," Reliance ADAG chairman Anil Ambani said in a statement.
Kathryn Bigelow' s Zero Dark Thirty was partly filmed here last year in the north Indian city of Chandigarh where the Manimajra market was turned into a Pakistani setting. The shoot was briefly disrupted as some groups protested the display of Pakistani flags and Urdu language shopfronts recreated for the set. According to a newspaper report Friday, Manimajra shopkeepers "were thrilled to hear that Bigelow's film is in the running for five Academy Awards."
Another major Oscar contender, David O. Russell 's Silver Linings Playbook , features veteran Indian actor Anupam Kher . While he is not nominated, Kher posted a series of tweets: "8 Oscar nominationsfor Silver Linings Playbook ! I am going MAD with HAPPINESS! God is GREAT...
Congratulations and thanks to the entire team of Silver Linings Playbook . It has been a grand journey. Thank you Indian Cinema :)"
India won its first Oscar with 1982's multiple-award winning Gandhi which saw Bhanu Athaiya sharing an award for costume design. In 1992, the late director Satyajit Ray was given an honorary Oscar.
Following a long spell, 2008's Slumdog Millionaire saw Oscar wins for composer A R Rahman, sound designer Resul Pookutty and lyricist Gulzar .
While this year's Oscar nominations have again put India in the spotlight, director Shekhar Kapur (whose 1998 film Elizabeth won an Oscar for best makeup while receiving numerous nominations) seemed to have the last word on the subject as he commented in a tweet, "With media celebrating 'Indian connections' to Oscars I rather look forward to an Indian film dominating Oscars."
The Saturday Night Live star and House vet have gotten engaged, gistbank.blogspot.com has confirmed.
The pair have been dating since December 2011, and made their plans to tie the knot official shortly after the holidays. Wilde has been known to tweet about her affection for Sudeikis, and has frequently accompanied him to University of Kansas basketball games in the comedian's home state.
Wilde and Sudeikis are working together on the relationship comedy Relanxious , which is being directed by Christopher Storer and is eying a release later this year. It tells the story of love between an agoraphobic man and a woman who hasanxiety attacks.
Wilde was previously married to filmmaker Tao Ruspoli from 2003 to 2011. Her other upcoming projects include Spike Jonze 's sci-fi romance, Her , and Ron Howard 's racing biopic Rush , where she will star opposite Chris Hemsworth. Rush is due in September and Her is expected to be released later this year.
Sudeikis was previously wed to 30 Rock writer Kay Cannon from 2004 to 2010. In addition to his SNL duties, he is lending his voice to the animated feature Epic , and will star opposite Jennifer Aniston in We're the Millers . Both films are due out this summer.
Hands down the most controversial film of awards season, Zero Dark Thirty has drawn complaints that it glorifies torture and also suggests that torturing prisoners played a crucial part in tracking down bin Laden.
Both Sheen and Asner have issued an appeal to fellow actors to let their conscience guide them in deciding whether to cast a best-picture Oscar vote for the movie, reports CBS' Los Angeles affiliate station.
The two are siding with David Clennon, an actor who is also a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Science, in his campaign urging other members to "sign on to the letter," according to the Los Angeles Times .
"One of the brightest female directors in the business is in danger of becoming part of the system," Asner was cited as saying in a press release.
A rep for Asner did not immediately respond to THR 's requests for comment. Sheen's publicist could notimmediately confirm the actor's involvement in the memo to Oscar voters.
Zero Dark Thirty has been nominated for five Academy Awards, including best picture, but in a surprising snub, Bigelow did not make the cut in thebest director category.
It opened in limited release last month and wide Friday, raking in $9 million and putting it on course to earn $25 million-plus at the weekend box office.
On Friday, Sony Pictures Entertainment co-chairman Amy Pascal jumped to Bigelow and screenwriter Boal's defense against charges it justifies terrorism, saying in a statement: " Zero Dark Thirty does not advocate torture. To not include that part of history would have been irresponsible and inaccurate. We fully support Kathryn Bigelow and Mark Boal and stand behind this extraordinary movie. We are outraged that any responsible member of the Academy would use their voting status in AMPAS as a platform to advance their own political agenda."
Her response came following an opinion piece posted Wednesday on the website truth-out.orgby Clennon. "I'm a member of Hollywood's Motion Picture Academy. At the risk of being expelled for disclosing my intentions, I will not be voting for Zero Dark Thirty - in any Academy Awards category," he wrote.
This time around, it's not about her relationship with Pastor Kris but how she totally ignored her former beau, Emmanuel Ifechukwu Okose, a.k.a. Soul E at a recent launch of her much anticipated album, Porpori.
Okezie totally omitted her former husband, Soul E, from her citation and failed to give him any recognition. According to the citation, Okezie graduated from the University of Jos with a B.SC in Physics, she has worked in five commercial banks and one mortgage bank, she is a personal coach and trainer, she has established a church, a foundation and many more. But the reading had no mention of Ure's marriage to Soul E, which packed up less than a year after it was contracted.
Towards the end of the programme, Okezie insisted on singing a gospel song before the main Porpori number,saying, "Una no know why I be pastor? I carry anointing, una no know?" Meanwhile, Ure's church, 'Love Villa' which she is co-pastor with her ex-husbandhas been closed down as she launches into full-time music.
Some people are of the opinion that the career of the woman is already dwindling as she has tried several things yet none seems to work for her
This is what she said "For a long time this producer was disturbing me about dating, but I refused. So one day, he called me that I should come to Lagos, because then I was in Ife. I was still in school. I told him I didn't have money to make the journey, but he said, 'no problem, just come, after all you are coming to work and you will be paid.
I packed my things and I came to Lagos. I got in early and met them at the location. But throughout that day, I didn't work.
When we got to the hotel, I was like where is my room and he showed me the room.
He came in with me. I told him I was hungry and he ordered for two plates of food and the next thing he removed his clothes."
Olaitan said further, "I was like are you removing your clothes, and he said yes now. I now said to him, are you sleeping here? And he said yes. Then I asked him where I was going to sleep, and he said here of course. And I said no, that we were not going to share the same room. I was really very furious and talking aloud.
So he said I shouldn't take it overboard that he will ask them to arrange another room for me and he did. So I went to sleep in my room.
Funny enough, he didn't even bring my food to me. I didn't eat that night. The following day I didn't shoot any movie. Someone that promised me transport fare, he didn't give me a kobo. So I left and went back to school. He's not the only one. They are many," she concluded.
If you recall that we served you a story of how he hooked a Senator's daughter, Salamat Mohammed in atraditional/Islamic wedding last December 30th, 2012,as you are reading this, the wedding is said to be creating hullaballoo in his household. How? Well, a source hinted us that not many people know that the popular actor was or (is it is self?) married to a lady in Ilorin also and they both have a son named, Malik.
A reliable source told gistbank.blogspot.com that the son actually has been abandoned with his mother by Ibraham Chatta for months. Though, Islamically, he's said to have the right to marry as many wives as possible as long as he has the wherewithal to take care of them all, Ibrahim has, however, left his responsibility to marry another wife who is a daughter of Alhaji Mohammed Shaaba Lafiagi, the Senator representing Kwara North Senatorial District.
Sources said the wife has been crying her heart out that her husband abandoned them because of his greed for a Senator's daughter.
All effort to reach Ibrahim on this story was aborted but as soon as we hear his own side of the story, we shall bring it to your notice as soon as possible.
What gistbank.blogspot.com scooped reveals that Kanye was never happy with the split between D'Banj and Don Jazzy in early 2012. We gathered that Kanye actually signed Don Jazzy to produce D'Banj for his record label, but with the split between them, it was no longer possible for Don Jazzy to perform his obligation of making 'good' beats for D'Banj.
Now that D'Banj took a step further to sign J-Sleek as his music producer, what sources in D'Banj's camp reveal to industry sources is that Kanye is not pleased with J-Sleek's production prowess and he sees D'Banj's new collection of songs as weak.
What some tale-bearers are saying now is that Kanye is disappointed at D'Banj as his (Kanye)initial quest of storming African music through the duo of former Mohits Records is has been defeated and D'Banj's newsingles are no where match what convinced him to sign on the two African superstars when he signed them in 2011.
There are indications that D'Banj may consider reconciling with Don Jazzy or lose his deal with Kanye. Though we couldn't confirm if D'Banj would consider the first option as we were told that his (D'Banj) ego might be a big obstacle is making the first option become a reality.
We are still digging deep into the story and we would serve you our further findings.
According to inside source, 9ice's many controversies may have helped destroy his once upon a time blossoming career.
Recall the stories that made the rounds when 9ice and his erstwhile lover, Toni Payne got enmeshed in a very messy divorce scandal.
This was one divorce/crash marriage story that shook the Nigerian entertainment industry.
Many found it unbelievable that Toni Payne and 9ice could separate.
In 2010, the nation's entertainment industry witnessed the separation of 9ice and Payne, as the former accused the latter of infidelity among other things.
This, however, was denied by the wife and later both went their different ways, leaving Zion, their only child in the custody of Payne.
After the separation, 9ice had other relationship with an Abuja based big girl,Bukola who delivered a set of twins for him about two years ago, while Payne is yet to remarry.
Another major factor that contributed to his reversal of fortune was his alleged friction with Coded Tunes Boss,ID Cabassa over his(9ice) frustration at having to remain on cue while the ace producer worked on other Coded Tunes squad mates after the success of his Gongo Aso and Tradition album.
The highly revered producer,ID Cabassa confirmed their tiff then.
According to Cabassa;" My relationship with 9ice has not been smooth. I don't know where me or him got it wrong, but he just stopped talking to everybody in the Coded Tunes family. Four people called me from London that they learnt 9ice gave me # 4million naira and a house….that he left me for someone I trained because I was too busy and was not paying attention to him.
The impression by most people is that I made a lot of money from 9ice, but it's not true. I didn't gain anything(financially) from his second album. It was the third album when I was trying to stamp my feet down that our relationship went sour. I was so emotionally battered and betrayed after 9ice turned his back on me.
We might not be able to work together in the studio but I can't rule out both of us becoming friends again.
It will take God for me to be able to work with 9ice again".ID Cabassa fumes then.
Not forgetting 9ice's leaked conversation with controversial rapper, Ruggedman over tales of alleged romance between the rapper and his estranged wife,Toni Payne.And the beef songs that follows afterward.
The main gist now is that, ever since 9ice abandoned his wife Toni Payne and business partner,ID Cabassa;the many controversies that trails him after the unceremonious breakup might have had adverse effect on the talented singer career.
gistbank.blogspot.com gathered that the Alapomeji as he's fondly called by fans is fast losing his face on the music scene for his inconsistent stage craft.
Is yet to perform at any major concert since the release of his double album,Bashorun Gaa, and Versus.
Of late, fans noticed that whenever is performing at functions, his voice is always coarse and inaudible.
Apart from that, the proverbial lyricist was snubbed by corporate brand, show promoters and organizers. Not even one song from the so called double album was adjudged strong enough to win him an award last year.
Confirming the fact that his many controversies and media may have contributed to his downfall,9ice revealed in an interview he granted a soft sell magazine months back that;
" When I released Tradition, my second album, there were a lot of critics and many negative things that happened to me. A lot of people in the show biz industry felt because I was having issues in my marriage I was not good enough to have on their show and some thought I was not good enough for their brand.
There were a lot of sabotage and issue."9ice squealed
He went further to say;" Because of the issue of my separation from Toni Payne and so many other negative reports like 9ice impregnating one lady in Abuja and so on, affected my endorsement deal with GLO.
It also affected the sales of Tradition but because the album is good. It survived.
I agreed with your views that I didn't get much shows and it is because of the negative reports that followed the release of Tradition.
In the days of Gongo Aso there were no issues" 9ice divulged then.
To wrap things up, my candid advice to 9ice is retrace your foot step and seek for forgiveness from those people you have hurt and caused pain i.e Toni Payne,ID Cabassa,and Ruggedman.
Why I said 9ice should seek for forgiveness is because when he released the controversial song "Once Bitten Twice Shy" from his Tradition album, many people inundated that the song is referring to Toni Payne and Rugged man but 9ice knew that the song is just an imaginary story but he kept mum till the whole thing get messy.
If not for ID Cabassa that clears the air then, stating categorically that the song is just a ruse, people till today we still have perceive Toni Payne as a cheap slut.
According to ID Cabassa then, he said; " Without mincing words, I can only say what I know.9ice wasn't referring to his wife(Toni Payne) in the song and the mistake he made was his inability to come out to clear the air.
On the day we recorded the song in his house, his wife was around to cook for us, although they had not wedded at that time.
If people value dignity and truth, then you won't allow a rumour to hurt people around you, though is making your album to sell.
Although Rugged man took it a bit too far, he was left with no choice because the person involved wasn't helping the situation.
The song we are talking about is just an imaginary story which musicians use to enrich their lyrics.
Although 9ice will be the last person to admit this, having worked with him this long, I can sufficiently tellwhat he can do" Cabassa revealed
My final words for 9ice, I believe so much in this Chinese proverb that says "No matter how you have gone in the wrong direction, as soon as you know, turn back.
On the last note, stop this craze of double album, focus more on just a single album and put in your best; and I bet you, sky is your stepping stone to the limit.
A word they say is enough for the wise.
News reaching us that ever since Monalisa Chinda, the Nollywood actress who separated from herhusband almost three years now, has not been in goodterms with the Calabar born moviemaker, Emem, she has jumped into another relationship with another single mother, name withheld.
If you recall that Emem has been living as a single mother since her marriage to her foreign based baby father didn't work out, she has not only promoted women liberation but has taken it upon herself to provide necessary succour to marriage afflicted such as Monalisa.
If you check Emem closely, you will notice that most times, she is always on black attires, finding reveals that, sometimes, sadists are always identifying with such colours even when there is nothing to mourn about.
Her closeness to these women who are separated or finally divorce, we learnt, goes beyond what an ordinary eye can see.
gistbank.blogspot.com shall tell you more about thisin due season.
According to Ifeanyi, while speaking with us on phone, he asked why such story would be written about him. Though he claimed the story to be false, but gistbank.blogspot.com declined revealing the source of the story to him as it is against the ethics of journalism.
Also, one of his friends (name withheld), who claimed to have known the footballer for 15 years now, told us when he called us that Ifeanyi has not been to any casino in his life. He said Ifeanyi does not gamble. He said if it was another thing that was written about his footballer friend, he would believe but not casino.
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gistbank.blogspot.com gathered that Tobi has been charged to court and may be prosecuted soon if found guilty of the charge brought against him. In December2012, Tiwa was allegedly stabbed at her apartment byTobi over a misunderstanding they had during the day.
The "African king" 2face, himself is said to be fully ready to suprise her lover of 14 years who is also his baby mother.
The wedding which has been tagged "The Wedding Of the year" will take place in Barbados while the traditional wedding will take place in Abuja. Excited friends of Mrs. Idibia took to their Twitter page this morning to announce the big news.
Jacob's Cross lead actress/model Kendra Etufunwa wasthe first to tweet. Annie's manager then retweeted it. Rapper, Iceprince's girlfriend and designer Yvonne Nwosu of Vonne Couture will design the wedding gown for the royal couple.
As it's, the world is waiting for the February wedding which some people say it may likely fall on Valentine'sDay to commemorate a year he proposed formally to her.