Sunday, January 20, 2013
Via The Grio reports:
"The question for me is: where's Spike Lee coming from?" Foxx said. "He didn't like Whoopi Goldberg, he doesn't like Tyler Perry, hedoesn't like anybody, I think he's sort of run his course. I mean, I respect Spike, he's a fantastic director. But he gets a little shady when he's taking shots at his colleagues without looking at the work. To me, that's irresponsible."
In recent weeks Django Unchained has faced criticism for its use of racist language, specifically the n-word which is uttered roughly 110 times. Lee claims the film is "disrespectful to my ancestors" and has refused to see it on principle.
"American slavery," he later tweeted, "was not a Sergio Leone spaghetti western. It Was A Holocaust. My Ancestors Are Slaves. Stolen From Africa. I Will Honor Them."
Former 2 Live Crew member Luther Campbell called Lee an "Uncle Tom," and Dick Gregory, thelegendary activist and comedian also lashed out at Lee referring to him as a "thug" and a "punk."
The special Valentine concert titled "Love…Like a Movie" will hold on February 17, 2013 at the Convention Centre of Eko Hotel and Suites Victoria Island, Lagos.
Love…Like a Movie is a concert produced by Soul Muzik Records. This specially-designed event is also the maiden episode in the "Darey Presents…" series.
According to the singer/songwriter, Darey Art Alade, "We intend to create a magical experience that will stay with our fans for a lifetime. This concert is definitely one to watch out for as it is one of the very few concerts that will have a full display of exciting performance varieties interpreting powerful emotions, music, traditionally inspired dance/acrobatic performances and so many more."
Headlined by award winning artiste, Darey, with support from his protégés, international returnees Mo'Eazy and Zaina, the event will feature some of the best theatrical performances ever witnessed in Nigerian concert history. Some of the biggest names in Nigeria as well as international artistes are expected to join him for the spectacular love concert.
Darey Art Alade, an apostle of love, with the biggest theme of his art revolving around love has over time warmed his way into the hearts of many within and outside the shores of the country with his exceptional vocal skills and charisma.
Investigators believe that Lance Armstrong might have lied in his highly anticipated interview with Oprah Winfrey during which he admitted to using banned substances, ABC News reported Friday.
In part one of the interview, which aired Thursday night on OWN, the retired cyclist told Winfrey that he used EPO, testosterone and human growth hormone as well as blood doping or blood transfusions to enhance his performance. The admission came after years of denials and after Armstrong was stripped of his seven Tour de France titles and an Olympics bronze medal.
Armstrong also claimed that the last time he used drugs and transitions was for the 2005 race and adamantly denied that he did not do a blood transfusion in 2009 or 2010.
But investigators say that's not true, claiming that his blood values in 2009 show evidence of two transfusions. According to ABC News, his red blood cell count went up suddenly twice, while his baby red blood cells did not. Investigators cite this as evidence that he had a transfusion of mature red blood cells; they say he might have lied to protect himself from a criminal investigation.
Betsy Andreu, who testified that Armstrong had used banned substances, also accused Armstrong of lying about encouraging his teammates on the U.S. Postal Service cycling team to dope. She said his denial left her "disappointed."
"You owed it to me Lance, and you dropped the ball," she told CNN's Anderson Cooper. "After what you've done to me, and what you've done to my family."
Elsewhere, the reaction to Armstrong's interview was mostly negative, with many in Hollwood attacking the disgraced cyclist on Twitter.
"Bad day: Spent it on a 787 Dreamliner with Lance Armstrong and Manti Te'o's ex girlfriend," wrote Steve Martin.
And Livestrong Foundation -- the nonprofit organization that Armstrong founded in 1997 to provide support for people affected by cancer -- issued a statement moments after the interview telecast ended, saying it was "disappointed by the news that Lance Armstrong misled people during and after his cycling career, including us."
In a revealing interview she granted Jara, a TV programme on Africa Magic channel on DSTV, the singer's wife reconstructed the scenario of how Tuface proposed to her and why he chose her among the other women in his life.
In her words:
"He called me up one morning that I should meet him in Lagos so that we can hang out. He said his friends are around and they want to take us out. So, I agreed tosee him. I remember it was a particular friend of ours that was around that day, although I would not like to mention his name.
"And when I got to Lagos that day, he was like 'let's go to the club.' When we got to the club, the place was totally empty.
Obviously confused, I asked him, "baby, what are we doing here, it's empty" and before I turnedback, my brothers and friends showed up. I was so perplexed that I had to ask what everybody was doing around there and they said they heard we were there and they came.
"Just about few minutes after, Tuface picked up the microphone and I thought he was going to do all the normal hypes he does when he goes to the club. But he shocked me. He started saying things about how I have always been there for him since day one. How I have sacrificed alot for him. How I have cried and stood strong during his trying moments.
The truth is, he said so many things I can't remember now. He said so many wonderful things that sent me into another world and I couldn't even hear the other things he said.
"I didn't even know when he walked up to me and he said "Please, will you marry me?" And I was like, "Can you imagine? What's going on here?" he was saying so many things that I can't even remember. It all blew my head.
"Although, it has not been easy since we had our traditional marriage. The truth is, it is not easy to be married to a superstar but I still live my normal life.
Right now, I feel 24 hours is not enough for me becauseI have my husband, my daughter and myself to take care of. It has really been crazy and God knows I have been trying my best. I wish I have more time to handle all of this.
"Just because of the lack of time, I haven't been able domy normal acting jobs. I would still go on to do it soon because my husband is very supportive of my career and everything I do.
As a married woman, I would be more selective with theroles I take now. I would do away from controversial roles but that doesn't mean if I see a good storyline I wouldn't do it.
"One of the reasons I would be careful with the roles I take up now is because I am married. And when you aremarried you have to be able to manage your career such that it won't affect your home front.
In any case, you need to learn some tips which will helpyou carry on in the marriage. But before that, you need to be sure that the man loves you as much as you love him.
Even if it is not as much as you love him, but be sure heloves you. You also need to be patient. Men are like babies and babies are very annoying. You need to scold them but you should pamper them more. You need to work on yourself so that you can be proud of yourself. Don't fake anything.
"Very soon, Tuface and I plan to do our white wedding and you will all be invited and even though it will be something quiet. We don't want to make too much noise about it. We just want a beautiful and memorableevent."
Threats and intimidation which they sometimes make good are tools they use in whipping whistle blowers including the press into line. Sometimes, they run out of luck as what they do in the dark gets to be seen and known on the housetop.
That's exactly the case with the chilling, gory and somehow thrilling revelation of Comfort and Maria (not real names) who earlier on worked with Akwa Ibom State Ushering Group as Ushers.
That group stinks with allegation of sexual pervasion not known in recent history and Akwa Ibom State government can only save its face if it calls for an immediate probe into what happens at her protocol department with a view to punishing the culprit(s) and restoring sanity and decency there.
As news of the scandal is filtering into public ears, some of the ushers have resigned their offers while others have been hounded down believably for revealing the longstanding secrets of the group.
Comfort resigned her offer not long ago. She came with a confession on the workings of the group which is controlled by a former ace radio presenter and anchor of a fan-commanding history programe which ran Sunday evenings in one of the radio stations in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State Capital, (name withheld by us).
Comfort in a down-to-earth, no-hole-barred manner, tells stories of sexual orgies, lesbianism, group pervasion and lastly, sex ritualism performed on most innocent girls in the ushering group by the manwhose brilliance and sense of time, history and encyclopedia has at various times got him a place in Aso Rock and Akwa Ibom State Government House.
In this report, our sources take us into the inner circleof the ushering group and reveal its most dark secrets. It tells the story of how one man has allegedly condemned the future of hundreds of innocent girls and turned them into sex slaves.
That is not all. The indulgence, according to our informant, has occultic interpretation as well as the rituals performed on the greedy but willing accomplice. Lastly, it reveals how state funds are lavished by an individual in the most criminal manner.
As earlier promoted, we publish for your reading and information, extracts with little moderation (in italics)from the confession of Comfort, (not real name) a former member of the Akwa Ibom State Ushering group.
MY STORY AS AKSG USHER – Comfort
I have decided to come out to the whole world with this story because I believe it can save the life of one innocent girl. If the ones in the group are beyond saving, at least, I hope that this confession can act as a warning to those innocent girls outside, who are constantly recruited into the Ushering group to meet the demand for more souls.
Parents must be watchful over their children and beware of sudden wealth by little girls who were sent to school, or God will hold them accountable for the fate that befalls their children.
I joined the ushering group late last year, (2011) hoping to augment my income. The money was good,and since my benefactor had passed away, I saw it asa way to help relieve the burden on my mother. We were more than 40 girls or there-about at the time.
During that event, I made about N350, 000.00. I had never seen that kind of money in my life, I thought it was God-sent. We were later taken to the man's house in Abak, called Arbark Cort and where given alcohol, and all manner of things. We danced and partied the whole night. From that day, my life changed.
Then our group leader, named Rodar (not real name) started taking us to the man's house located on Unit A…, Ewet Housing Estate which is the centre for mostof the atrocities. Initially, nothing happened. We just go there dance, the man will encourage us to get drunk, eat and by the next morning he pays us between N20,000 – N50,00 each.
From 12midnight, the house was always filled with women, young and middle aged; married and single. Then I would just go, but I noticed that most of the girls never left the house. The girls called themselves house-mate and the man Big Brother.
The frequency of going to his house started increasing. He lavished expensive gifts on us, started sending us abroad, some girls would go to Ghana, others South Africa, some to Dubai and others to London. We lodged in the most expensive rooms of big hotels, Francis place, Le Meridien, when in Uyo and the most expensive hotels whenever we are going outside Uyo.
In one of the hotels we lodged, I was surprised to see that one of the suit we stayed in cost over N250,000.00 per night. I thought I was in paradise. We were given blackberry phones, Ipads, laptops, anything money could buy. All we had to do was just ask, then do as he wishes.
Back in Uyo, things started changing. The frequency of going to his house started increasing, the money we made doubled. In fact, at a point, some girls where making more than N500,000.00 a weekend.
Then the dancing changed. More girls were being constantly brought in. Most times, when we get to hishouse, we had to be naked, dancing and drinking naked. Imagine the site of so many girls naked, drunkand dancing. The money was tripled at this point.
For the sake of the paper, I will not describe the gory details, but we started having sex with him, each of us and all of us every time, group sex and sexual orgies was everywhere. There is no member of the group that does not participate at different degrees and I am not different.
New girls were constantly brought in to join, even married women were part of the fun. Stories of Lesbianism started making the rounds in the group. The man will bring in lesbians from outside the state to entice us to practice it.
He celebrates birthdays for each of the girls. In fact, the things that happened during the birthday celebration of one of the girls Comfort, (name real name) which took place in his house at Abak would make decent people to vomit. Some of the girls, to gain additional favours, would quarrel; fight each other in order to gain his attention.
Money was never a problem; he constantly told us wecould make more money if we behaved. We had so much money to spend. Some girls bought cars and others opened shops. Then I lived like a real big girl. I could buy anything I wanted.
It was during this time that a friend invited me to church. I am not really a church type, but I think God wanted to open my eyes. While in the church, the prophet came to me and asked me to see him after the service. I have never met this man before so I wascurious.
I went to see him the next day privately and when he saw me, he just stared at me for over 10 minutes without saying a word. I became uncomfortable and wanted to go out.
Then he started speaking. The first thing he said was:"what does it profit a man if he gains the world but loses his soul?" He continued: "someone is taking your star and your future. You have been initiated into the occult kingdom and you need the grace of God to break from that bondage".
He told me things about the man that I had never imagined or taken note of. He described perfectly well the things I did while in the group. He went as far as to tell me that because of our sacrifice, the man's rank has been increased in the occult world. He even described the changes in furnishings in his house and the significance of each item.
The prophet also exposed how sexual ritualism has become rampant now, especially for politicians. Here,they (politicians) sleep with as many women as possible, without using protection to facilitate the exchange of blood.
Once they have slept with you, your future becomes tied to them and you can never succeed in anything without them. They take your star, they also take the stars of any person that you have a relationship with.
I had always suspected that there was something wrong about what we did but I never thought I had been a willing sacrificial lamb. Finally, he asked me tomake a public confession of the things I have done, that God will forgive me. So that is why I'm sending this story.
I want our young girls to be aware of this people. Most especially, I want parents to have the strength of character to resist easy money brought home by their young children who were sent to school so that they can properly advise them about the dangers.
Source : Elombah
The West Bromwich Albion attacker, not included in the Stephen Keshi's squad to play at the ongoing AFCON 2013 in South Africa, got the addition early today in England.
Osaze went on twitter to announce the bundle of joy when he tweeted, "baby Noah was born 5:30am this morning and he says hi to everyone! Couldn't wait any longer cos wanted to celebrate his daddy's goal."
Some weeks ago, Osaze had earlier tweeted that his wife would be due for delivery in January 2013.
The part that got everyone's attention to the tori was when he offered $1,000 for who ever returns the camera. In Naija papers, that's like N160,000...for one yeye camera like that.
Some believe that Kas had some "deep secret" photos in the camera and that only got confirmed when he doubled the award saying:
"That digital camera contains my private stuff that I am not ready to share with the public. I'll give $2,000 to anyone or group of persons who are in its possession."
I know everyone has the right to their private lives, butbros...you be Celeb, and its good market for people like me to find out what you are hiding. I just hope its worth it sha. Operation Blow Breeze For Kas Nyash Activated.
While on the matter, Don Jazzy disclosed that he was once married and had a son.
Don Jazzy while speaking with PUNCH said:
"I'm singlebecause I've not found the woman that my spirit agrees with. I was once married in the United Kingdom, but it was short lived. The union produced a son named after me. I don't want to experience a collapsed marriage again. That is why I am taking my time, working and praying for a soul mate."
When asked what he finds attractive in women, his reply was:
"The way she looks, talks and how she carries herself. With due respect to slim ladies, there is no way any lady shaped like a broom can attract my full attention. I'm sorry but that's the truth. My ideal woman must beGod-fearing. She must have all the basic curves in the right places. The rounder and bigger her chest and backside, the better."
I guess the Don likes his ladies "EMPHASIZED".
In a recent interview she granted few days ago, here is what the actress said on her first sexual encounter:
My first introduction to sex was rape . It was with one of our tenants. I got so close to him and saw him as an elder brother. He looked at me as someone that had been exposed because I was busty and he thought I had had a sexual experience before. So he had his way with me. Then it was not something you tell the whole world. People said we should keep quiet about it. Then they tried to make trouble with him but subsequently people said we should keep quiet about it.
We had to try and manage it in our own way even though it affected me for a long time psychologically. I had to gradually get over it. I believed so much in the principle of keeping your virginity till you are married. I started showbiz from Teen TV on DBN with Chichi Okaro. Then I used to be so vocal and when we spoke about pre-marital sex and virginity, I was always so passionate about it. It was such a disadvantage and a pity for me .
Hours after the interview, critics didn't spare the naturally endowed actress a moment, they claim she is trying to seek public support the wrong way.
She was accused of trying to gain sympathy from people after her reputation has been completely destroyed for allegedly snatching another woman's husband .
Last year, Mr Olukayode Salako left his wife and kids for the actress for no valid reason.
Foluke Daramola was later accused of using love portion on the man.
The love portion became evident after the man started saying all sorts of things he wouldn't normally say…..
In an interview Kayode Salako, a legally married father of many children claims he wasn't aware of his marital bondage until when he met Foluke Daramola.
He even said the single mother of two children is his God-given wife.
Via TMZ reports :
Wiz and Amber were leaving the Bel Bambini baby store in L.A. yesterday ('cause Amber's expected to give birth any day now) … and the rapper told us Amber's "hubby" comment was sort of a joke.
"We've always called each other husband and wife since day one," Wiz told us … adding, "We've always been husband and wife."
Still, Wiz says the two are still planning on heading down the aisle in the near future … butthe actual date is still a secret.
Amber Rose will probably be married before Kim Kardashian is ever divorced so she still wins that round. Congrats in advance.