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Mikel Obi stars in his Nollywood debut alongside Genevieve Nnaji

PicturesChelsea football star, Mikel Obi has made his Nollywood debut. And he’s starring alongside Genevieve Nnaji.

The pair have been in South Africa, filming an inspirational new movie titled The Journey, sponsored by Amstel Malta.

The Journey centres on the superstars’ journey to success; how they started out, the story of their challenges and the glory of where they are now. The movie is to be premiered at the Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards on the 8th of March, 2014. See more photos and the trailer after the cut. (more…)


Before Katy Perry, There Were Others: John Mayer’s Colourful Romantic History

john-mayer-dating-historyAre you one of the few who hasn’t dated John Mayer?

It seems that John Mayer and Katy Perry might have finally split for good, but honestly who didn’t see that one coming? For over a decade, John Mayer’s been romancing his way through some of the hottest women in show business, leaving us to wonder: How does he do it?

Back in 2002, John Mayer didn’t have the lothario reputation we’ve come to know him for. Instead he was dating Jennifer love Hewitt. The ‘Party of Five’ actress was even thought to be the inspiration for his breakout hit, ‘Your Body is a Wonderland’. The pair stayed together for the best part of a year before the newly famous John called it quits. (more…)

Chris Brown Diagnosed with Mental Illness

Chris Brown 16Chris Brown’s angry outbursts may actually be attributed to mental illness. According to reports from TMZ, court documents reveal that Brown has been diagnosed with bi-polar disorder (BiPolar II to be exact), severe insomnia and Post Traumatic Stress disorder.

Yesterday Brown appeared in court for a progress hearing in the Rihanna assault case. The facility where Brown has just completed 90 days of anger management filed documents that confirm Brown voluntarily stayed for an extra 5 days of therapy.

Confirming public suspicion and speculation, an official from the rehab commented that Brown was self-medicating in a harmful way:

“Mr. Brown became aggressive and acted out physically due to his untreated mental health disorder, severe sleep deprivation, inappropriate self-medicating and untreated PTSD.” (more…)

“I Tried To Negotiate With God”: Lupita Nyong’o Reveals She Prayed For Lighter Skin As A Child

lupita-nyongo-lipstick-w724Recently, Lupita Nyong’o has caught our attention with her stunning looks and chilling performance in 12 Years A Slave. Although she has become the new fashion icon of our time, Nyong’o revealed there was a time she didn’t always feel beautiful.

On Thursday, Essence Magazine honored Nyong’o at their Black Women in Hollywood luncheon. Upon her accepting Essence’s Best Breakthrough Performance Award, Nyong’o moved the audience to tears. In her speech, Nyong’o spoke about her self-esteem. She admitted that, as a child,  she prayed that God would lighten her skin.

In her speech, Lupita shared: (more…)

“I Want To Ask Beyoncé If It’s Okay If I Stick My Butt In Her Childs Face Like She Did Mine?” Parents still Angry at Beyoncé’s Grammys Performance

beyonce-grammys-performance-2014A month after the Grammys aired, it seems that in the time that passed after January 26, the FCC was flooded with quite a few complaints over Beyoncé’s performance of “Drunk in Love” alongside Jay Z. She opened the show, and as we all saw, her performance was quite risqué. Her backside was out, she was writhing on a chair, and there was even a booty palming moment when Jay entered the stage. It was controversial on social media, but it was even more controversial with parents, who reportedly filed more than 40 indecency complaints against the singer and CBS.

The complaints, according to documents obtained by The Smoking Gun, showed that people took issue with everything from her outfit, to the fact that such a performance was aired at the very beginning of the show, at 8 p.m., a time when people’s kids were still up. As someone put it, she was behaving like an adult film star: “Porn is hardly an acceptable way to demonstrate marital love in front of children, and at 8pm children ARE watching.”

One complaint went quite far: (more…)

‘I Just Want Her Back.’ Robin Thicke dedicates track to Paula Patton

2013 Vanity Fair Oscar Party at Sunset TowerRobin Thicke dedicated his song ‘Lost Without U’ to recently separated wife Paula Patton during his concert on Thursday night in a bid to win the actress back.

The ‘Blurred Lines’ singer and his wife announced they have split after almost ten years of marriage earlier this week. Though it appeared that the split was a joint decision, it later came out that Paula is actually the one who wanted to leave, while Robin is still keeping hope alive for reconciliation. He appears to be desperate to win her back and dedicated his 2007 hit ‘Lost Without U’ to her during his concert in Fairfax, Virginia.

Speaking to the crowd, he said: ”For y’all that don’t know, me and my wife separated, but I’m trying to get my girl back. She’s a good woman.” (more…)

To Spoil or not to Spoil? Kim Kardashian vs. Other Celebrity Parents

kanye-west-kim-kardashian-north-west-santa-barbaraKim Kardashian has claimed that her daughter North isn’t spoiled, how do other celebrity children weigh up in comparison?

Celeb land is full of spoiled children and the one celebrity I wasn’t expecting to dispute this was Kim Kardashian. I was knocked sideways when Kim claimed that her daughter, North, isn’t at all spoiled. Particularly since just two weeks ago, the reality TV star and partner of rapper, Kanye West, posted photos of designer baby clothes from Oscar de la Renta and Roberto Cavalli.

However, Kim has claimed that despite appearances, North doesn’t have a wardrobe that most 30 year old women would kill for, and that the eight month old often wears hand-me-downs from Penelope, the daughter of Kim’s sister, Kourtney. Kim explained that North “has actually not worn anything designer yet. Kids get dirty. She’ll spit up. She moves around so much. I saw this one cute dress that was $500 and I was like, ‘Absolutely not!’.” (more…)

Drake thinks Rihanna is a diamond / What Karreuche thinks of Rihanna and Chris back as friends

rs_560x415-140225090711-1024.rihanna-drake-paris.ls.22514Drake thinks Rihanna is a ”diamond in the sky” like in the lyrics to her hit song.

The ‘Take Care’ rapper is rumoured to have rekindled his romance with the Bajan beauty – who he was first linked to in 2009 – after they were spotted partying in Paris earlier this week, and he compares her to the jewel she sings about in her hit ‘Diamonds’.

A source told Hollywoodlife.com: ”He wants her to be that diamond in the sky she sings about. He thinks she’s beautiful, just like the words that come out of her mouth. He takes her and her work seriously. They’re having fun and he likes where things are now. As long as she’s smiling and happy, he’s doing his job. (more…)

Rihanna back in touch with Chris Brown

20121115-rihanachirs-x600-1353018190Rihanna’s friends are said to be concerned after she and former boyfriend Chris Brown have started corresponding regularly by text message.

The ‘Diamonds’ singer – who was recently seen partying with another former boyfriend, Drake, in Paris – has reportedly caused friends to ”freak out” as they are concerned she is planning to renew her romance with the ‘Yeah 3x’ hitmaker, even though she initially snubbed his messages.

A source told the New York Post newspaper: ”Chris started texting Rihanna on her birthday, February 20, and the two have been sending each other a flurry of texts ever since. Rihanna didn’t write back right away . . . but later that night she started getting sentimental and texted back, ‘thank you,’ and asked how he was.

”Since then, the two haven’t stopped texting each other and friends are freaked out that she’s going to start dating him again.”

LOL! It’s too early to ‘freak out’, dear friends of Rihanna. OK?

P-Square presents “The Alingo’s” Animated Series

P-Square-launches-The-Alingos-Animated-Series-February-2014-BellaNaija-024-600x424The Okoye brothers have, apparently been busy. The pop duo always seem to keep us guessing; from their hits songs to their artistic music videos, even to their wedding dates.

And this we didn’t expect but we absolutely look forward to.

Paul and Peter Okoye have launched a family-oriented animated series – “The Alingo’s”.  The name is inspired by their song, Alingo. (more…)

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