Saturday, February 16, 2013
And with Michael Jordan turning 50, there's a surge of media around him. After saying in an interview that he'd take Kobe over LeBron (Note: the excerpt excluded the fact that Jordan said "in terms of championships" but whatever), Jordan said in an interview with ESPN the Magazine that he takes umbrage with the idea that modern players could play in the '90s.
Citing tougher competition and different rules, Jordan lists four players who could play in his era and questions even the mighty LeBron.
JORDAN PLAYS his new favorite trivia game, asking which current players could be nearly as successful in his era. "Our era," he says over and over again, calling modern players soft, coddled and ill-prepared for the highest level of the game. This is personal to him, since he'll be compared to this generation, and since he has to build a franchise with this generation's players.
"I'll give you a hint," he says. "I can only come up with four."
He lists them: LeBron, Kobe, Tim Duncan, Dirk Nowitzki.
When someone on TV compares LeBron to Oscar Robertson, Jordan fumes. He rolls his eyes, stretches his neck, frustrated. "It's absolutely … " he says, catching himself.
"The point is, no one is critiquing the personnel that he's playing against. Their knowledge of how to play the game … that's not a fair comparison. That's not right … Could LeBron be successful in our era? Yes.
Would he be as successful? No."
We're no basketball professionals, but LeBron James is 6'8 260 lbs. He's huge for any era. Find it hard to believe that he wouldn't be able to hoop it up with the old heads, but can you really agrue with Michael Jordan?
Forest Whitaker is furious with a NYC deli … telling TMZ he was wrongly accused of shoplifting Friday morning … and even FRISKED IN PUBLIC in a humiliating violation of his rights.
Whitaker — an Academy Award-winning MILLIONAIRE — says he was on his way out of the Milano Market on the Upper East Side Friday when he was stopped by a deli employee and accused of swiping an item from the shelf.
An eyewitness tells TMZ … the employee proceeded to frisk Whitaker in plain view … treating him as if he were a common criminal.
Shocker, the employee's pat down yielded zilch … and Forest left the establishment baffled and angry.
Says the legendary actor's rep:
"This was an upsetting incident given the fact that Forest did nothing more than walk into the deli. What is most unfortunate about this situation is the inappropriate way store employees are treating patrons of their establishment."
"Frisking individuals without proof/evidence is a violation of rights."
"Forest did not call the authorities at the request of the worker who was in fear of losing his employment. Forest asked that, in the future, the store change their behavior and treat the public in a fair and just manner."
Clearly this employee has never seen Ghost Dog or Last King of Scotland , because surely they would have treated this a$$-kickin' actor with a little more respect.
A judge ruled that their case – in which Humphries alleges that Kardashian committed fraud by never intending to be married – is ready for trial.
"[Humphries] has had more than adequate time to prepare," L.A. Superior Court Judge Stephen Moloney stated during the Friday hearing. A trial date of May 6 was set.
Neither Kardashian nor Humphries were present in court on Friday.
The NBA star's attorney, Marshall Waller – who had filed papers Thursday to be removed from the case –has long claimed difficulty in gathering evidence from various TV studios that work with Kardashian.
Kardashian, whose baby with Kanye West is due in July, has denied Humphries's claims, saying she's been legally "handcuffed" to him ever since they split.
"We want a trial because that's the only way this will end," Kardashian's lawyer Laura Wasser previously told PEOPLE. "There was no fraud. They have no case."
Legal experts say Humphries's chances of winning an annulment based on fraud is a long shot.
By facing off in a trial, Kardashian could potentially win her goal of being divorced from Humphries before her baby's due date.
Both Kardashian and Humphries were ordered to appear in person for an April 12 hearing for a last-ditch attempt to settle the case.
"Every case is capable of settling before trial," Waller told PEOPLE at an earlier hearing.
SMH. This isht should've been over! Chad and Evelyn got their split months ago, Tom and Katie too.
Oscar Pistorius Allegedly Carried His Dying Girlfriend Downstairs To Resuscitate Her After Shooting!
The 26-year-old allegedly cradled Reeva Steenkamp,who he allegedly shot four times, as he tried to stop her dying, performing mouth-to-mouth resuscitationon the 29-year-old.
It was reported that she was still breathing when paramedics and security guards rushed to the house.
But paramedics were unable to revive her and she was pronounced dead at the scene.
Sources told Beeld, the Afrikaans language newspaper, that security guards heard the shots andrushed to the house, where they saw the Paralympic gold medalist running down the stairs with the law graduate in his arms.
The athlete is said to be on suicide watch due to fears the blade runner might take his own life over charges for the 'pre-planned' murder of his model girlfriend, it emerged last night.
Despite Oscar's claim that this shooting was 100% self-defense, the prosecutors ain't got time for that!
Prosecutor Gerrie Nel told the Pretoria court they would argue the shooting of Miss Steenkamp, a former TV presenter, in the early hours of Thursday was premeditated.
They will tell the court that neighbours heard screaming and shouting from the mansion on the high security Silver Lakes Estate – there had been norobberies there for the past five years – followed by a shot.
Strangely, the reality competition show that Reeva appeared on will still air the episodes featuring her in a prominent role.
A reality television programme which features Miss Steenkamp will be aired on Saturday as scheduled.
The Tropika Island of Treasure show sees Reeva Steenkamp compete alongside seven South African celebrities and seven other contestants to win a prize of one million rand prize (£72,500).
The programme's website issued a message saying: 'We are deeply saddened and extend our condolences to Reeva's family and friends.'
Executive producer Samantha Moon told the BBC: 'As we grieve today with Reeva's family and friends and struggle to make sense of this shocking tragedy, it has taken much deliberation to come to the decision to continue screening Tropika Island of Treasure 5 as planned.'
We can't help but think this trial will be the South African equivalent of the O.J. Simpson murder trial.
According to TMZ , the Internal Revenue Service is coming for Snoop Lion after claiming that the rapper owes $546,270.29 in unpaid tax bills. Documents that were retrieved by the gossip site claim that Reincarnated rapper turned rasta owes for two separate years, 2009 ($101,952.44) and 2011 ($444,317.85).
This isn't the first time that the "Drop It Like It's Hot" artist has had a brush up with the IRS. In 2008, The Dogg father reportedly owed over $476,000 in back taxes. The issue was resolved quickly once the lien was brought to his attention. Nas, Lauryn Hill, Jermaine Dupri and Katt Williams are just a few of the celebrities who have recently had run-ins with Uncle Sam.
Snoop is currently promoting his new movie and album called Reincarnated which chronicles the gangster rapper's transformation into embracing the Rastafarian faith. In an effort to reclaim his happiness and inspiration, Snoop & Co traveled to Jamaica where they stayed for one month creating his album.
Reincarnated will be in theaters everywhere on March 15th.
Mazagwa, popularly known as AfroCandy, who not too long ago called for audition of some of her movies, asking aspiring actors and actresses who would like to get naked on set to send their contacts to her, responded to questions, asking if she is a porn star on her facebook account thus:
"I AfroCandy solemnly want to clear the air here that I do not act porn movies, never acted in any porn and I am not a porn star, so stop the foolishness and the stupid questions. I act in regular movies, not afraid to go naked but that doesn't make one a porn star, okay. Listen up, I am a boss and I know where I invest my money.
If you depend on the garbage that comes out from junk journalists we have in Nigeria, you will be lost. Because they twist everything up and even try to turn white to black just to sell their papers that we don't even gain anything from. Enough is enough! The mother of two was formerly married to US-based businesman, Elumelu Mazagwu.
Not a lot knew Late Goldie was ever married. As Goldie's husband expressed his loving memories, he also pointed out that some "Tatafo" blogs should stop cultivating fake stories on Goldie's death and let her family grieve in peace (also he vented some anger on Prezzo, saying he (Prezzo) had caused enough anger and pain).
Miffed by this report, Yinka Ayefele was contacted by this reporter and he vehemently denied the allegation and said that he had already issued a statement disregarding such nasty request.
Here is a copy of the statement, "My attention has been drawn to an E-mail purportedly sent from my Yahoo account claiming I was stranded in Cambodia with my family and thus soliciting for financial assistance $2,450. Please disregard the mail, I am not stranded please. it's the handiwork of hackers. Thank, Yinka Ayefele, MON."
The popular actor is walking down the aisle this Saturday with her charming wife to be, Abimbola Olatunde from Ife, Osun State. Yemi and Abimbola, according to insiders, met some years ago at one of the parishes of the Redeemed Christian Church of God(RCCG).
Abimbola, the fresh graduate who has just completed her National Youth Service Corp is excited about the relationship which has evolved overtime and culminated into marriage.
The wedding ceremony will begin with a court wedding on Thursday at the Ikeja Registry while the engagement and wedding ceremony will take place onSaturday in Ikorodu.
Yemi, well-known for his love stories typical of Indian films has a 13-year- old daughter from one of his previous relationships.
The actress posted the picture of the new car and tagged it 'Girlz and their toys'. She also confirmed she bought it when a follower asked her; is that not confusion
At the one year anniversary of Entertainment Express held in 2012 at Niteshift Coliseum, Ikeja, Lagos, Eric proposed marriage to Davina, who gladly accepted his proposal with tears of joy coming from her eyes.
The wedding ceremony will hold at Niteshift Coliseum by 12noon.
Eric used to work with Ben TV as a presenter but now works with the Abia State governor. Davina's music career has been on the rise since she joined the industry. She is also an exceptional jeweler with clientele in both the corporate and the society top shotworlds.
The delectable woman, as we were informed, may be celebrated this Valentine season with her new lover.
The screen goddess, according to a very reliable insider, is currently enjoying a secret but sizzling romance with the new man in her life, the name of the man that has swept her off her feed is no other person than the controversial ladies' man, Lanre Nzeribe, the former Zaaga 8 nightclub.
Chinda and Lanre, according to sources are currently rocking their world together just as Lanre did when she was dating another controversial actress, Stella Damasus.
Our source hinted that since their paths crossed, kind hearted and handsome Nzeribe, has been showering the Glo ambassador with so much love and attention.
"I've ran into them on several occasions, acting like Romeo and Juliet. In fact, he was very visible and played an active role at Lisa's birthday, late last year, somewhere on the Island. Lanre is madly in love with Monalisa and he is truly showing it with so much affection.
All of us are very happy for Lisa and even encouraged her to love again, after what Dejo did to her in their five years turbulent marriage. She was so scared of men after her bitter encounter with Dejo, but we solidly stood by her and encouraged her to love again and follow her heart. Can't you see she is glowing these days like a true ambassador of Glo," squealed an insider.
However, an exclusive picture of the lovebirds, which we were able to secure from another inside source, revealed much about how intimate Chinda and her new man are. In the picture, they were seen cuddling and hanging out in a very romantic manner inside an unidentified upscale restaurant, probably on the Island.
Meanwhile, Chinda, a Theatre Arts graduate of the University of Port Harcourt, had always made it clear that she would remarry at the appropriate time. But what nobody knows is if unassuming Nzeribe, an international businessman is the Mr. Right that will walk the ravishingly beautiful brunette down the altar anytime soon.
We would definitely keep you updated as the romance progresses.
The sexy actress, we learnt, has advised her teeming fans and the general public to be wary of new twitter accounts on social network twitter portraying to be her. The new accounts are cunningly created to suit her original account and had since been tweeting at people as if it is the actress.
Yvonne's original account is @yvonnenelsongh. The persons who created one of the new accounts replacedthe small (L) in her original handle with a capital (i) to get a new account. The new account now looks exactly as the original one.
"The L in my name was changed to capital (i) which looks like a small (L) so whoever wants to listen to an acc (account) with only 3tweets is free 2 (to) do so," Yvonne explained on twitter
Yvonne advised followers on twitter to be vigilant and be on the lookout for fake accounts. This is not the firsttime Yvonne Nelson is facing such a problem.
There are several accounts on facebook using the her name and pictures.
According to what was confirmed to us by the Lagos State chairman of AGN, Emeka Rising, while contacted on phone over the news, Lugard Onoyemu, a former Lagos State AGN Secretary under Emeka Rising, died yesterday at the National Stadium.
It was reliably gathered that Lugard slumped at about 5:30pm while training at the Stadium in Surulere, Lagos. Before his death, we learnt that late Lugard wasn't hale and hearty. His death has left some of his members devastated
especially Emeka Rising under whose administration the late actor served as secretary.
The sexy screen goddess, who was adjudged as the Nigeria celeb with the highest online fan base, has always been setting the pace while others follow.
Queen of Oxynation, as her twitter followers fondly callher, recently clocked 35. She has been away in the United States of America, precisely in Atlanta, where she is having fun.
His previous works have had the inputs of other African stars in them. While many Nigerian artistes only choose South Africa as their choice location for music videos, the Don Records boss has overtime shown that other parts of Africa are likewise as good as South Africa.
His latest work, 'Good Life' was shot in DR Congo and South Africa. The music video was directed by Sesan, another talented music video director in Nigeria.
J-Martins is known for hit tracks like 'Good or Bad', 'Oyoyo', 'Eva', 'Fine Fine Love' and 'E No Easy 'among several others.
'Good Life' is a stimulant song for divine appreciation is such that provokes the will to thank God ultimately for the grace of life. Delivered in smooth English and pidgin rhythm, 'Good Life' music video was shot by a 9-man crew.
"We all go through different travails, but the fact that the grace of life is still available to you, it means you have a Life so Good.
"You may be complaining of hunger, joblessness, financial hard times, but when you see those whose legs are hung at the orthopaedic hospitals, you'll realize that you have a Good Life after all," J-Martins explains.
Veteran rapper Nas will also be at Belvedere as host and performer.
In preparation, Davido has gotten for himself yellow gold grills, which according to several jewel websites cost about $300. ' Gold all in ma mouth!!!! In time 4 htown!!', he wrote as he posted the photo above on Instagram.
Several industry sources say it is possible the singer suffered from Deep vein Thrombosis, resulting from pulmonary embolism – a sudden blockage of a lung artery which doctors say could be life-threatening. But no one close to the singer could confirm this. Sufferers generally avoid long flights, and sitting in the same position for long. Goldie was on a 12 hour flight from the US to Lagos yesterday, after attending the Grammys.
Other causes being rumoured include Pneumonia and drug overdose . 'Very far from possible', one source who worked the the deceased singer for years told us minutes ago. Our source however admits it's possible the singer had been battling an unknown illness. ' I remember at least once when she had to go to the UK from treatment', he says. 'She did not say exactly what she was treatedfor, but she was away for some time'.
' It's possible it's long flight fatigue' , one Goldie friend who did not want to be named told us, adding, ' maybe she had some alcoholon board without light exercise. I saw a documentary on that before, that's why I onlydrink juice and water on board'. He insists she had ' no history of known illness '.
And those who witnessed the valentine's day traffic in Lagos yesterday, say there's a high possibility the chaos ruined any chances of getting to the hospital while she still had a chance of survival. A statement from her labelconfirmed that she was 'brought in dead' (dead on arrival).
Meanwhile a poem circulating online, believed to have been penned by Goldie's boyfriend Prezzo , is further fuelling speculation the singer may have had a healthcondition that may have led to her death. ' God saw you were getting tired, and a cure was not meant to be', the Kenyan who left for Lagos immediately he heard of the shocking passing, wrote on facebook shortly after noon today.
'God saw you were getting tired, and a cure was not meant to be.
So he put his arms around you, and whispered come with me.
With tearful eyes we watched you, as we saw you pass away.
Although we love you deeply, we could not make you stay.
Your golden heart stopped beating, hardworking hands at rest.
God broke our hearts to prove to us he only takes the best'.
Only when we sight a doctor's report, or get details from her family or label, will we be sure what's responsible for the tragic loss that has turned what would have been a valentine weekend into a weekend of gloom…