Wednesday, 30 April 2014

Obama vigorously defends foreign policy record

(File: Jewel Samad, AFP)Manila - President Barack Obama vigorously defended his foreign policy record on Monday, arguing that his cautious approach to global problems has avoided the type of missteps that contributed to a "disastrous" decade of war for the United States.

Security fears drag Kenya tourist numbers down

Nairobi - Terrorist threats and wildlife poaching hurt Kenya's tourist industry for a second year in a row in 2013, where the number of visitors slumped 11 percent, press reports said Saturday.
Tourist arrivals declined to 1.09 million in 2013, down from 1.23 million the year before, according to newspaper reports citing tourism Cabinet Secretary Phyllis Kandie.

Ethiopia arrests journalists, bloggers

Nairobi - Rights groups are calling on Ethiopia's government to release six bloggers and three journalists arrested last week.
Human Rights Watch on Monday called on US Secretary of State John Kerry, who visits Ethiopia on Tuesday, to urge Ethiopian officials to release the nine.

Obama warns China, backs Philippines

US President Barack Obama delivers remarks to US and Philippine troops at Fort Bonifacio in Manila. (Noel Celis, AFP)Manila - US President Barack Obama ended an Asian tour on Tuesday with a warning to China against using force to resolve territorial disputes, and an "ironclad" promise of military support for the Philippines.

Egypt slammed over 683 to death sentences

Minya - The United Nations and Washington have condemned death sentences handed to 683 alleged Islamists including Muslim Brotherhood leader Mohamed Badie in an Egyptian court Monday after a brief hearing.

The court in the southern province of Minya sparked an international outcry with its initial sentencing last month, amid an extensive crackdown on supporters of ousted Islamist president Mohammed Morsi.

US homeowner kills German exchange student

(File)Missoula - US homeowner who shot and killed a 17-year-old German high school exchange student he suspected of breaking into his garage was charged with homicide on Monday.

The 29-year-old shooter, Markus Kaarma was taken into custody on Sunday after Montana police found the victim with a gunshot wound to his head.

Al-makura to meet with President Goodluck about recurring crisis in the state

Lafia - Gov. Tanko Al-makura of Nasarawa state will soon meet with President Goodluck Jonathan to find lasting solution to the recurring crisis in the state.

The state Commissioner of Police, Alhaji Ibrahim Idris, announced this on Sunday, shortly after an emergency security meeting held at Government House in Lafia.

Surging bloodshed strains "marriage of irreconcilables"

Abuja - When Fulani raiders carrying rifles, machetes and clubs stormed his village one night last month, Pius Nna was stunned to see his teenage nephew among them.

"He was leading them and telling them to check very well, because my house would have a lot of people in it and they would be sure to find someone to kill," said Nna, a tall farmer in his mid-60s who said he escaped by fleeing into the bush.

Civilian JTF vows to end insurgency

Maiduguri - Members of the Civilian Joint Task Force (JTF) in Borno, have vowed to support the military to end terrorism and bring back peace to the state.

Two members of the youth vigilance group made the promise on Sunday in Maiduguri.

Nigerian community fights Shell in UK court hearing

London - The Britain's High Court will on Tuesday hold a pre-trial hearing ahead of a court case due to be held next year brought by around 15 000 members of the Bodo community against oil giant Shell.

The residents are seeking compensation from the British-Dutch company over two oil spills in 2008, having failed to reach a compensation deal last year.

Tuesday, 29 April 2014

Obama: Pact will improve Asia security

Manila - US President Barack Obama is assuring Filipinos that a new security agreement doesn't mean the US is trying to re-establish military bases in their country.

Obama says a deal signed on Monday to give the US military greater access to Philippine bases will help strengthen security in the region. He said it also will allow for a faster response to natural disasters.

It is being seen as an effort by Washington to counter Chinese aggression in the region. Obama says he hopes at some point that the US will be able to work cooperatively with China as well.

Obama was speaking at a news conference with President Benigno Aquino III.

US President Barack Obama (Yuri Gripas, AFP)

Suicide bomber kills 30 in Iraq

Baquba - A suicide attacker killed at least 30 people and wounded 50 others at a Kurdish political gathering on Monday, in the town of Khanaqin, 140km northeast of Baghdad, security sources said.
The Kurds were celebrating the television appearance of Iraqi President Jalal Talabani, a Kurd who has been incapacitated since late 2012. Talabani was casting a vote in Germany where he has been undergoing medical treatment.
"The attacker snuck among the crowds near the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan's headquarters and blew himself up, causing a tragic massacre," one police officer said, sobbing after he discovered his brother was among those killed.

Iraqi flag.

Iraq attacks kill 20 as security forces vote

An Iraqi policeman shows his ink-stained fingers after casting his ballot at a school in Baghdad's Karrada commercial district ahead of Iraq's first general elections since US troops withdrew in 2011. (Sabah Arar, AFP)Baghdad - Deadly attacks on Monday, including a spate of suicide bombings, killed 20 soldiers and policemen as they cast their ballots ahead of Iraq's first election since US troops withdrew.

The bombings in Baghdad and north and west Iraq raise serious concerns about the ability of the country's security forces to protect voters during Wednesday's general election, when more than 20 million Iraqis are eligible to vote.

Israel pauses in silence for Holocaust Day

Visitors look at pictures of Jews killed in the Holocaust in the Hall of Names in the Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial in Jerusalem. (Sebastian Scheiner, AP)Jerusalem - Israelis have stopped in their tracks, standing in silence as sirens pierced the air to remember the six million Jews who perished in the Nazi Holocaust during World War 2.

48-hour strike begins on London Underground

(Ben Stansall, AFP)London - Workers on London's Underground train system began a 48-hour strike at 21:00 (2000 GMT) on Monday, threatening chaos for commuters and hitting football supporters attending Arsenal's match with Newcastle.

The action was called by the Rail, Maritime and Transport union (RMT) in protest at plans to close all ticket offices on the "Tube" system, which they say will jeopardise hundreds of jobs and safety standards.

Mayor of Ukrainian city shot and wounded

Kiev - Gennady Kernes, the mayor of Ukraine's second-biggest city, Kharkiv, is in hospital undergoing emerging surgery after being shot in the back, Interfax Ukraina news agency quoted the mayor's spokesperson as saying on Monday.

"The doctors are fighting to save his life," the agency quoted Tatiana Gruzinskaya, as saying.

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Russia assures US it won't invade Ukraine

Military personnel stand near a Russian-made Kamaz truck in the eastern Crimea'a port city of Feodosiya. (Viktor Drachev, AFP, file) Kostyantynivka - Moscow has assured Washington it will not invade Ukraine, the US Defence Department said after the United States and Europe imposed fresh sanctions on Russia over its role in the former Soviet republic.

Tornadoes kill at least 17 in US

A home lies in ruins after a tornado yesterday tore through the area for the second time in three years in Vilonia, Arkansas. (Wesley Hitt, AFP)Arkansas - Emergency officials were searching for survivors on Monday in the debris left by a powerful tornado that carved a huge path of destruction through several Midwestern and Southern states including Arkansas, where at least 15 people were killed.
The tornado that slammed into a town about 16 km west of the Arkansas state capital of Little Rock on Sunday evening, killing at least 15 people, grew to about 800m wide and was among a rash of tornadoes and heavy storms that rumbled across the centre and south of the US overnight, ending a lull in violent weather across America with a fury. The National Weather Service warned that more tornadoes, damaging winds and very large hail would strike in parts of Mississippi, Alabama, Tennessee and Louisiana on Monday.

Plane lands safely in Australia after engine fire

(File, AP)Perth - A passenger plane carrying 93 people landed safely at Perth Airport on Tuesday despite a dramatic midair engine fire shortly after take-off, officials said.

Fashola's assistance requested to rescue abducted girls

Lagos - Some indigenes of Chibok residing in Lagos on Monday called for Gov. Babatunde Fashola’s help toward facilitating the release of the remaining abducted school girls in Borno.
About 230 girls were abducted from their school in Chibok, Borno, by suspected Boko Haram insurgents two weeks ago.
The indigenes made the appeal when they staged a peaceful protest to the Government House in Ikeja.

Psquare's Sister, Mary Gets Engaged

Click for Full Image Size The Psquare Family, The Okoye's really want to start a new Generation in their clan and it is a season Of love, Late Last year Peter Okoye got married to His wife, Lola, this Year April, Paul Got married to his Bride, Anita, Few days ago Jude Proposed to his Girlfriend Ifeoma, Now there is another good news.

Nasa's space station Robonaut getting legs

Cape Canaveral - The first out-of-this-world humanoid robot is finally getting its space legs.
For three years, Robonaut has had to manage from the waist up at the International Space Station. This new pair of legs means the experimental robot won't be stuck on a pedestal and can go mobile.
The robot's legs are packed aboard a SpaceX supply ship that launched Friday, more than a month late. The cargo arrives on Easter Sunday morning.

Lady Gaga shares cute photo and video of her new pet BATPIG

Los Angeles - Lady Gaga has introduced her fans to her french bulldog, BATPIG.

The G.U.Y hitmaker posted an image of the new addition to her family on Twitter on Sunday afternoon which shows the adorable black pooch, who is sitting on her legs, staring into the camera while the pair of them are in a car.

Alien signal likely interference, says top astronomer

 Cape Town - The controversial and unexplained Wow! Signal from decades ago may have been interference, says a top radio astronomer.

In 1977, astronomer Jerry R Ehman detected an anomalous signal at the Big Ear radio telescope of Ohio State University.

Nasa celebrates Earth Day with selfies

Los Angeles - US space agency Nasa invited social-media users to celebrate Earth Day by sharing selfies from all over the world.

Nasa asked social media users to post pictures of themselves on Tuesday under the hashtag #GlobalSefie.

Vogue's controversial Kim Kardashian cover is set to be bestselling issue ever!

Los Angeles - Even though the internet hated it and everyone complained about it, Kim Kardashian's Vogue cover is set to be the highest-selling issue of the magazine.

It has been reported the Keeping Up with the Kardashians star is on track to sell a record number of copies justifying Anna Wintour's decision to feature the reality star and her fiancé Kanye West in the April issue of the fashion bible.

Rihanna is being sued by her former bodyguard

Los Angeles - Rihanna is being sued for allegedly making defamatory comments about her former bodyguard.

The 26-year-old singer has been hit with a lawsuit from Geoffrey Keating, from Dublin, who claims the popstar made "nauseatingly offensive" and false statements about him in an email sent to him and his wife last July.

New social networks connects cooks and diners

The Jolla smartphone powered by Sailfish is aimed at taking on Google Android operating system. (Duncan Alfreds, News24)Buenos Aires - If the latest development in culinary social media catches on, the trendiest restaurants may no longer be restaurants.
A growing number of apps and websites are taking the traditional chef-diner relationship out of established eateries and into private homes.

Taiwan tech firm expands local presence

Abuja - A major Taiwanese notebook vendor and global motherboards maker has expanded its operations in Nigeria.

Asus has entered into a partnership with local information technology firm Coscharis to expand the distribution of its products in the country.

The company said that the partnership with Coscharis would open the door for more possibilities and accessibility of Asus products for Nigerians.

The company added that the partnership wass expected to help increase its market share in the country.

Microsoft warns of Internet Explorer security gap

Microsoft. (Steven Senne, AP)Redmond - Microsoft says a security gap in Internet Explorer could allow an attacker to take complete control of a computer if the user clicks on a link to a malicious website.
The vulnerability affects versions 6 through 11 of the Web browser.

Obama gets a kick out of footballing robot

Tokyo - Barack Obama Thursday came face to face with Japan's newest sporting phenomenon - an eerily realistic humanoid robot which can run, jump and enjoy a kick-a-round with the president of the US.

The US leader marvelled at Asimo, a robot developed by Honda, as he highlighted Japanese technology and the potential for joint projects with US universities and firms on the first full day of his Asian tour.

Google: Driverless cars are mastering city streets

Google Street View car. (SAPA)Los Angeles - Google says its self-driving cars are motoring along: they can navigate freeways comfortably, albeit with a driver ready to take control. But city driving - with its obstacle course of stray walkers, bicyclists and blind corners - has been a far greater challenge for the cars' computers.
In a blog entry posted on Monday, the project's leader said test cars now can handle thousands of urban situations that would have stumped them a year or two ago.

5 Things to Know about Google’s Self-Driving Cars

The director of Google’s self-driving car project wrote in a blog post Monday that development of the technology has entered a new stage: trying to master driving on city streets. Many times more complex than freeways, which the cars can now reliably navigate, city streets represent a huge challenge.

Earth 'overdue' for major asteroid impact

Cape Town - The Earth is overdue for a major asteroid impact that could wreak much more devastation if hit a city than an atomic bomb, a new study says.


According to report on The Christian Science Monitor website, a study by the B612 Foundation, a group that aims to map the location of dangerous asteroids, Earth should expect a massive asteroid impact once every 100 years.

Saudi body studying regulating YouTube production

Dubai - Saudi Arabia is studying ways to regulate locally-produced YouTube content, including the possibility of requiring government-issued licenses for some users, said an official on Sunday.
Riyadh Najm, the president of The General Authority for Audiovisual Media, said his agency is still trying to figure out which type of YouTube content-producers would be affected and how the government agency would apply new regulations.

Civilian JTF vows to end insurgency

Maiduguri - Members of the Civilian Joint Task Force (JTF) in Borno, have vowed to support the military to end terrorism and bring back peace to the state.

Two members of the youth vigilance group made the promise on Sunday in Maiduguri.

Nigerian creates vernacular Bible apps

Lagos - On the streets of Lagos and across God-fearing Nigeria, it's not uncommon to see people with a leather-bound Bible in one hand and a cellphone in the other.

But the Good Book's days could be numbered - in printed form at least - if 25-year-old Kayode Sowole's idea takes off.

Chris Martin hires personal trainer to get fighting fit for tour

Los Angeles - Chris Martin has hired a £110-an-hour personal trainer.

The Coldplay singer has taken up boxing in a bid to get fighting fit ahead of the band's next tour, and his workout regime will be handled by an expert recommended by superstar rapper Jay Z.

Mariah Carey says she will never retire

Los Angeles - Mariah Carey says she "will always make music".

The blonde pop star has insisted she has no plans to retire, and explained previous comments alluding to her next album being her "last" were simply a call to arms to make the most of every opportunity.

Monday, 28 April 2014

Will Kim Kardashian and Kanye West have three wedding ceremonies?



Los Angeles - Kim Kardashian will have three wedding ceremonies.

The Keeping Up with the Kardashians star is set to tie the knot with her rapper fiancé Kanye West once in Southern California and twice in France and the couple's lawyers have advised them to have their civil ceremony in the United States, since they're both American citizens, prior to their French nuptials on 24 May to avoid any unnecessary paperwork problems.

Kanye West plans to release a three-hour spoken word album


Los Angeles - Kanye West is planning to release a spoken word album.

The Bound 2 hitmaker will reportedly make the three-hour recording available on vinyl, and it will feature everything from his views on the environment to life with fiancee Kim Kardashian and their 10-month-old daughter North.

30 oil thieves prosecuted in Akwa Ibom

Akwa Ibom - A total of 30 suspected oil thieves in Akwa Ibom are currently being prosecuted by the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC).

The State Commandant of the corps, Pedro Ideba, disclosed this on Sunday in Ikot Abasi.

He said that the suspected oil thieves were all arrested at Ukpenekang Beach in Ibeno Local Government Area of the state between January and April.

Ideba said that eight of the suspects were arrested by the navy, seven by the army while the corps also arrested 15.

Wednesday, 23 April 2014

South Korea blocks adultery website

(AP)Seoul - South Korea has blocked the newly launched Korean version of the global adultery hook-up site Ashley Madison, saying on Wednesday that it threatened family values in a country where marital infidelity is a crime.

The Korean site of the Canada-based company's slogan: "Life is short. Have an affair" - went online in the middle of last month, garnering close to 50 000 subscribers in its first week.

Lady Gaga looks like a 'chipmunk' after removing her wisdom teeth

Los Angeles - Lady Gaga feels like a "chipmunk" after having her wisdom teeth extracted on Thursday.

The 28-year-old singer was feeling sorry for herself after developing a puffy face from having her teeth yanked out prior to her ArtRave: The Artpop Ball tour in May.

Cameron Diaz 'barely worked out' before stripping off in scenes for her new movie

Cameron Diaz. (AFP)
Los Angeles - Cameron Diaz "barely worked out" before stripping off in scenes for The Other Woman.

The 41-year-old actress, who is seen running down a beach in a bikini with Sports Illustrated model Kate Upton, 21, in the new movie, admits she wasn't worried about her figure and being filmed with an actress half her age.

Tuesday, 22 April 2014

Things are really awkward between Kim Kardashian and Beyoncé

Los Angeles - Kim Kardashian and Beyoncé "did not look at all" like friends when they visited the same dermatologist last week.

The Keeping Up with the Kardashians star - who is engaged to Kanye West, a close friend of the singer's husband Jay Z - and the Halo hitmaker sparked speculation they had enjoyed a girly bonding day when they were pictured leaving Dr. Howard Lancer's Beverly Hills clinic, but insiders say that couldn't be further from the truth.

Lady Gaga's fans will sit under a transparent stage at her forthcoming shows

Lady Gaga. (AFP)Los Angeles - Lady Gaga's fans will be situated under the stage on her forthcoming tour.

The eccentric singer is preparing to take her artRAVE: The ARTPOP Ball on the road, and the shows will take place on a transparent platform that will "engulf" the audience and allow them to look at the performance from an unusual angle, with some extra-special seats available for some lucky concert-goers.

New software to ease company registration

Lagos - The Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) says it has developed new software that would enable business owners to register their businesses with ease.

The commission, which regulates the formation and management of local companies, said the software, which is still undergoing tests, would be formally launched across the country by July this year.

Mrs. Obama to appear on an episode of Nashville

Wasshington - Michelle Obama is going a little bit country.
The first lady's office says she'll appear on the 7 May episode of the ABC country music drama Nashville.

Monday, 21 April 2014

Abuja blast: Ministry apologises over inadequate body bags

Abuja - The Federal Ministry of Health on Wednesday apologised over its inability to provide adequate body bags for the retrieval of corpses at the scene of last Monday’s bomb blast at Nyanya, Abuja.

Kim Novak speaks out against Oscar night 'bullies'

Los Angeles - Kim Novak says that cruel jabs about how she looked during the Oscar ceremony amounted to bullying that left her crushed at first, but then determined to speak out in protest.
"It really did throw me into a tailspin and it hit me hard," Novak, 81, said in a telephone interview Thursday, after she released an open letter condemning remarks by Donald Trump and others about her appearance.
In her letter, Novak said: "I will no longer hold myself back from speaking out against bullies. We can't let people get away with affecting our lives."
She had initially remained silent after serving as a presenter with Matthew McConaughey at the 2 March Academy Awards because the comments were so painful, Novak said from her home near the Rogue River in Oregon.
"For days, I didn't leave the house, and it got to me like it gets kids and teenagers" who are attacked, she said.
Trump tweeted during the Oscars that Novak should "sue her plastic surgeon," while others noted how unnaturally smooth-faced the veteran star of Vertigo and other classic films looked — even though actresses are pressured to look forever young.
"I'm not going to deny that I had fat injections in my face. They seemed far less invasive than a face lift," Novak wrote in her letter, adding, "In my opinion, a person has a right to look as good as they can, and I feel better when I look better."


(Kim Novak. Getty Images)
Novak's Oscar night speech, which some observers characterized as halting, was the result of a pill she had taken to relax and a three-day fast, she said in her letter.
Novak wasn't the only older actress targeted at the Oscars. She was disturbed, she said, when ceremony host Ellen DeGeneres singled out audience member Liza Minnelli, 68, and pretended to mistake her for a male impersonator. "Good job, sir," DeGeneres said.
Novak said she retains dark memories of her years as a young actress in Hollywood, when she suffered from untreated bipolar disorder and was acutely sensitive to the industry's casual snideness and harsh reviews of her lesser films.
But the Oscar sniping took her aback, Novak said, because she had been given such a gracious welcome during a visit last year to Cannes, France, and gets warm notes from fans.
"I thought, 'Perhaps Hollywood is ready to receive me in a different way.' I was just not prepared for such a negative reaction and it just caught me off guard," she said.
Comments spread fast and far online, she said, and people don't realize you're listening. "It goes over in such a public way now," she said.
It was a commitment to appear at the TCM Film Festival last week that changed her mind about going public with her concerns. Novak, an artist with an upcoming exhibit at the Butler Institute of American Art in Ohio, also showed one of her works, a "Vertigo"-related painting, at the festival.
She was well received during her initial appearance but felt she had to "take the bull by the horns" and deal openly with the treatment of her and Minnelli, she said. Turner Classic Movies host Robert Osborne agreed to discuss it during an interview that preceded a festival screening Saturday of her film "Bell, Book and Candle."
Novak, who said she takes medication for her disorder, decided afterward that she wanted to spread her message more widely and asked her longtime manager, Sue Cameron, to release the letter.
"I realised that I had to stand up not only for myself but for other people that don't have the courage to do so," Novak said. "I feel like I have a mission."

Smartphone 'kill switch' a step closer

Google's Android operating system will reach on billion devices. (Duncan Alfreds, News24)San Francisco - A trade group for wireless providers said on Tuesday that the biggest mobile device manufacturers and carriers will soon put anti-theft tools on the gadgets to try to deter rampant smartphone theft.

CTIA-The Wireless Association announced that under a "Smartphone Anti-Theft Voluntary Commitment", the companies including Apple, Samsung Electronics, Verizon Wireless, AT&T, US Cellular, Sprint and T-Mobile US have agreed to provide a free preloaded or downloadable anti-theft tool on smartphones sold in the US after July 2015.

As many as 200 girls abducted by Boko Haram, Nigerian officials say

Kano, Nigeria (CNN) -- As many as 200 girls were abducted from their boarding school in northeastern Nigeria by heavily armed Boko Haram Islamists who arrived in trucks, vans and buses, officials and witnesses said.
The group has recently stepped up attacks in the region, and its leader released a video last month threatening to kidnap girls from schools.

Google, Facebook bring world internet in the skies

Drone.New York - The shortest path to the internet for some remote corners of the world may be through the skies.

That is the message from US tech giants seeking to spread the online gospel to hard-to-reach regions.

Boko Haram leader claims bombing, stays mum on kidnapped schoolgirls

Abuja, Nigeria (CNN) -- Boko Haram's elusive leader claimed responsibility for a bombing in Nigeria's capital of Abuja that left dozens dead, but said nothing about the group's reported mass abduction of schoolgirls that occurred the same day as the explosion.

Earth-sized planet found in 'habitable zone'

Washington - The hunt for potential life in outer space has taken a step forward - an international team of researchers has discovered the first Earth-sized planet within the "habitable zone" of another star.

The exoplanet dubbed Kepler-186f was first spotted by scientists using Nasa's Kepler telescope, according to research published on Thursday in the US journal Science.

LinkedIn membership hits 300 million

San Francisco - The career-focused social network LinkedIn announced on Friday it has 300 million members, with more than half the total outside the US.

"While this is an exciting moment, we still have a long way to go to realise our vision of creating economic opportunity for every one of the 3.3 billion people in the global workforce," said LinkedIn vice president Deep Nishar in a blog posting.

Nasa's space station Robonaut getting legs

Cape Canaveral - The first out-of-this-world humanoid robot is finally getting its space legs.
For three years, Robonaut has had to manage from the waist up at the International Space Station.

Friday, 4 April 2014

ASUU flays sharing formula of N200bn university fund

Yenagoa - The Academic Staff Union of Universities
(ASUU), Niger Delta University chapter on Thursday
kicked against the formula adopted in the sharing of
the Federal Government N200 billion to public
universities.

The media recalls that the fund was disbursed by
the Federal Government in the wake of the recent
ASUU strike.

Thursday, 3 April 2014

Man found in Selena Gomez's home is sentenced to jail

Los Angeles - Prosecutors say a man charged with
trespassing at Selena Gomez's home has been
sentenced to 45 days in jail and ordered to stay
away from the singer-actress.

Los Angeles district attorney's spokesman Ricardo
Santiago says Che Cruz admitted trespassing at an
initial court appearance on Wednesday and was
immediately sentenced.

Nigeria to get first Monument Day

Ibadan - The National Museum of Unity,Ibadan, is to
hold a Monument Day this month to draw attention
to the condition of monuments in the country.

The museum’s Curator,Bode Adesina, made this
known in an interview on Wednesday in Ibadan.

Say what?! Kim and Kanye to spend £75 000 on each wedding guest

Los Angeles - Kim Kardashian and Kanye West will
spend £75 000 on each of their wedding guests.

The couple are expected to tie the knot in Paris next
month in front of 200 of their loved ones, and last
week those lucky enough to be asked to attend were
given hand-delivered invites which each cost £600
to produce.

50 Cent hits out at Puff Daddy

Los Angeles - 50 Cent thinks Puff Daddy is the
"destination for anybody going nowhere".

The 38-year-old rapper has slammed the star, who
recently changed his name back from P Diddy, and
admitted he doesn't understand why any artist
would want to collaborate with him.

Wednesday, 2 April 2014

Lindsay Lohan came 'close' to relapse

Los Angeles - Lindsay Lohan has came "close" to
relapsing.

The troubled actress - who has been to rehab six
times - loves "nightlife" and going to clubs but
admits it can be difficult to resist drugs and alcohol.
She said: "I do love the nightlife and hearing loud
music and laughing and having fun.

Nigeria Tech Company Launches Anti-Piracy app

An anti-piracy alert app has been launched in Lagos
that will put smiles on the faces of stakeholders in
the software and creative industry. This app was
unveiled on March 21, 2014 at the Golden Tulip
Hotel, Festac Town, where key players in the movie
industry and the relevant regulatory bodies were
gathered.

James Franco stars as gay activist in new film

Los Angeles - James Franco will play a gay activist
in a biopic on Michael Glatze.

The 35-year-old actor - who is currently starring in
Broadway's Of Mice and Men - will help tell the story
of the co-founder of Young Gay America magazine,
who made headlines after he renounced his
homosexuality and turned to religion following a
health scare, reports the New York Post newspaper.