Category: SHOWBIZ & ENTERTAINMENT

Celebrity Big Brother Show To Be Axed

The reality TV show Celebrity Big Brother and its civilian original show will reportedly be axed later this year.

According to The Daily Star, Channel 5 are planning to ‘pull the plug’ on the show after dwindling ratings, with a lack of interest meaning the programme is ‘consigned to the dustbin for good’.

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It would mean this year’s 21st series of Celebrity Big Brother would be the last one, with a summer civilian edition of the show planned for the summer.

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Politician and former MP Ann Widdecombe is a contestant on this year’s show (Picture: Channel 5)

Big Brother originally began on Channel 4 as a social experiment – quickly becoming a national phenomenon which paved the way for reality shows in the following years. The show has been criticised however in recent years since its move to Channel 5 for deviating from its original premise, and instead serving as a launchpad for celebrities and fame-hungry civilians.

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Kanye And Kim Pick Name Chicago West For New Baby Daughter

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West announced the birth of their new daughter on Friday night. She was born via a surrogate mother.

People had been trying to guess what the superstar parents would go for this time around. Popular guesses were Donda, Angel and Ava.

Other people thought they’ve follow classic Kardashian tradition, and go for a name that starts with a K.

But instead they chose Chicago – the name of dad Kanye’s home city!

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Kim is keen to make sure people are pronouncing the name correctly.

She retweeted a post that read: “To everyone who thinks it’s literally pronounced as CHI. No. It’s ‘Shy’.”

She added: “We are incredibly grateful to our surrogate who made our dreams come true with the greatest gift one could give and to our wonderful doctors and nurses for their special care.

“North and Saint are especially thrilled to welcome their baby sister.”

Surrogacy is the name given to a pregnancy where a woman carries and gives birth to another person’s baby.

It’s often an option for people unable to have children themselves.

Former Model And Accomplice Charged With Murder of Harry Uzoka

Twenty-four-year-old model George Koh and his friend, Jonathan Okigbo, have been charged with the killing of Harry Uzoka, an up-and-coming star in the fashion world who was found dead of a single knife wound in west London on Thursday night.

The two men were arrested this weekend, and charged on Tuesday. Koh was also charged with possessing an offensive weapon. A 27-year-old man who was arrested on the day of the stabbing has been released under investigation.

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Uzoka, 25, was represented by Premier Model Management, and modeled for Dior, Everlane, and Mercedes, among others. One industry source who worked with Uzoka told the The Guardian he was a “wonderful model but, even more so, a good person and a pleasure to work with.”

Shortly after his death, model Jourdan Dunn tweeted “Rest in Paradise Young King.”

Koh’s fashion career was also on the rise. He modeled for brands like Kenzo and Paul Smith, and amassed over 12,000 followers on Instagram. He was previously represented by IMG models, but his page on their site is no longer active, and a company representative reportedly told the Daily Mail that Koh had not been on their books since March 2017.

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It remains unclear what led to the attack on Uzoka.

The killing brings the number of murders in London in the first two weeks of 2018 to five. Two of them are of Nigerian descent.

Police have confirmed four of the victims were stabbed to death

Sexual Predator Weinstein Dealt Dirty Slap By Stranger In Arixona Restaurant

According to TMZ, the confrontation happened in Elements restaurant at the Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain Resort & Spa in Paradise Valley.

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Weinstein’s representative Sallie Hofmeister told The Arizona Republic in an email that TMZ’s report was accurate and did not provide further comment.

TMZ reported that the producer, who is said to be undergoing rehab through the exclusive Meadows center in Wickenburg, was eating dinner with his “sober coach” at about 9 p.m. when a man at an adjacent table asked to take a photo with him. Weinstein declined.

When Weinstein and the coach got up to leave, the other diner told his friend to start filming what was about to occur, TMZ reported.

The video shows the man walking up to Weinstein and saying, “You’re such a piece of s— for what you did to these women,” and slapping him in the face twice. Weinstein is seen caught off-guard.

TMZ reported that Weinstein declined to call police and left the restaurant. The Paradise Valley Police Department told The Arizona Republic that it had received no calls from the restaurant’s location nor reports about the incident.

Lt. Michael Cole, a spokesman for the police department, said no report has been filed but that Paradise Valley police would pursue an investigation if there were a cooperative victim. Cole said he saw the video and that if Weinstein were to file a report, the department would investigate it as a misdemeanor assault.

The Republic contacted Sanctuary on Wednesday morning after the video was posted. Elements is its signature restaurant and features celebrity chef Beau MacMillan.

“Our guests’ privacy is paramount at Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain Resort & Spa. Therefore, we are unable to provide a comment,” said a statement from the resort.

Weinstein, 65, has been spotted in the Valley over the past few months after dozens of allegations surfaced in late 2017 that for decades he had sexually harassed and blacklisted women who rejected his advances.

TMZ previously reported spotting Weinstein in disguise late last year at a central Phoenix restaurant. He had traveled to Arizona in the wake of sexual assault and misconduct accusations by high-profile actresses and other entertainment professionals.

Weinstein was one of the first prominent figures in entertainment and politics to topple during the #MeToo movement that seeks to bring victims’ voices to the forefront and hold predators accountable.

More than 80 women have come out against Weinstein, who formerly helmed Miramax and the Weinstein Company (which he co-founded with his brother, Bob). The accusations range from inappropriate to criminal behavior, including allegations of rape. Weinstein has denied the allegations and two police investigations are under review by the Los Angeles district attorney.

Charly Boy Blasts Buhari In New Video

A video has emerged of the old punk rocker taking direct aim at the Nigerian President and calling him out for all the atrocities befalling the nation.

The former Nigeria’s Idol series judge, in his own peculiar but habitual manner, furiously rained blame on the President for everything except the weather and went for the jugular on the issue of the president’s second term bid

 

 

Nollywood Star Opens Multi Million Naira House

 

Veeran Nollywood Actor, Kanayo O. Kanayo last week opened his multi-million naira mansion in his hometown, in Aboh-Mbaise, Imo State.

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The modest event on Wednesday, December 27th, 2017 was attended by some of his colleagues, friends and family members.

 

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Former Anambra Governor, Peter Obi, officially cut the tape.

Liberians Vote Former Chelsea Player As President

Former soccer star George Weah has been declared winner of Liberia’s presidential runoff vote held on December 26.

According to the National Elections Commission (NEC) Weah, 51, had garnered 61% of valid votes cast from 98.1% of votes tallied. He is officially president elect and will take over from Ellen Johnson Sirleaf.

The elections body, NEC, in its only presser held late Wednesday said it will release provisional results of the presidential runoff today.

This is amidst tonnes of congratulatory messages “affirming” victory for George Weah. Reports also indicate that the camp of vice-president Boakai are also making similar claims.

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“The National Elections Commission (NEC) says it will on Thursday December 28 begin the announcement of provisional results of the 2017 presidential runoff.

“The runoff was held on Tuesday December 26 between VP Joseph Boakai of the UP and Senator George Weah of the CDC. Tallying of votes started on, Tuesday across the country” the NEC statement added.

Meanwhile, the United Nations chief has deployed former Nigerian leader Olusegun Obasanjo to help Liberia in the transition process.

Polls closed yesterday in Africa’s final presidential poll for 2017 as Liberians voted in a runoff to elect a successor to President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf.

Counting of the votes across the country continued immediately after close of poll.

CHESLSEA'S WEAH EVADES ARMSTRONG OF TOTTENHAM.
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The former Chelsea player faced Vice-President Joseph Boakai in the poll that was held up for several weeks by a court challenge filed by Charles Brumskine, the third place candidate in the first round.

Weah, 51, has a lot of support among the youth, and has called for change and the poor living in areas in the capital Monrovia.

He won the first round but failed to secure the 50%+ needed hence the runoff.

Sirleaf beat Weah in a 2006 runoff to emerge president and has been in charge for the last 12 years. This will be the country’s first democratic transition in its scarred history. It clearly is a case of Weah’s celebrity status and political maturity over the years against the technocratic and presidential experience of his opponent Boakai.