Friday, 25 July 2014

Vin Diesel confesses that Fast and Furious 7 was the hardest film he's ever made

Los Angeles - Vin Diesel says Fast & Furious 7 was the "hardest movie" he's ever made.

Filming has now wrapped for the seventh instalment of the film franchise and actor Vin Diesel has opened up about the pain of losing his co-star Paul Walker in a tragic car accident in late 2013.

Lady Gaga is 'curvy and proud' because she was born that way

Los Angeles - Lady Gaga is "curvy and proud".

The 28-year-old singer - who is known for her bizarre outfits - insists she feels comfortable with her own body and gets satisfaction from flaunting it in front of people.

Beyoncé punches split rumours with Rosie the Riveter impression

Beyonce (AP_Instagram)
Los Angeles – Amidst the rumours of their split, Beyoncé has been hard at work to prove that her and Jay Z are stronger than ever and sticking together.

Beyoncé and Jay Z treat tour crew to skating session

Beyonce performs on the On The Run Tour at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough. (Mason Poole, Invision for Parkwood Entertainment, AP)Texas - Beyoncé and Jay Z treated their On The Run crew to a skating session.

Thursday, 24 July 2014

LOL Is AfroCandy broke?

(File)Lagos - Controversial actress and film maker Afro Candy is presently in Nigeria from America to promote her movie, Destructive Instinct, and audition prospective actors for a new film.

Be Careful, Fake Google Play apps target data, cash - report

Popular apps on Google Play Store are being copied in an effort to deliver malware to smartphones. (Duncan Alfreds, Fin24)Cape Town - Most of the popular applications on Google's Play Store online site have fake copies loaded with malware designed to steal personal and financial information, a report has found.

Wedding bells ring again for 9ice

Lagos - Gongo Aso crooner, 9ice, will be working down the aisle soon with his pregnant girlfriend,  Olasunkanmi Ajala, reports

Wizkid Caught in Love web...

A certain Carolyn Ikpea, a USA based girl has told Wizkid's squeeze, Tania Omotayo that she is actually the one that owns the Star Boy.

This is sure going to be a talking point in the Nigerian entertainment industry in a long time to come as a Houston, Texas, USA based lady, Carolyn Ikpea, has called out on Wizkid's longtime girlfriend, Tania Omotayo, telling her that her guy is only using her and claiming to love her while he is actually sneaking into bed with her, (Carolyn).

Bringing games to call centres

Cape Town – Call centres will soon be able to use new gamification technologies to increase engagement and productivity in the workplace.

Hosted contact centre provider 1Stream said that gamification is about applying elements of game design to everyday work experience to make it more interesting and engaging. “In the call centre context, it gives managers a new tool for managing the workforce,” said 1Stream director Bruce von Maltitz.

Microsoft profit hurt by Nokia, but revenues jump

Nokia smartphones are powered by Microsoft Windows Phone. (Duncan Alfreds, Fin24)New York - Microsoft said profits took a hit from its newly acquired Nokia phone division but that revenues got a strong lift from cloud services.

Facebook strikes gold with mobile

San Francisco - Facebook's fast-growing mobile advertising business helped drive a 61% increase in revenue during the second quarter, beating Wall Street's financial targets and sending shares to a record-high in after-hours trading on Wednesday.

Apple gets smart watch patent

Apple retail store in Barcelona, Spain. (Duncan Alfreds, Fin24)San Francisco - A US patent made public on Tuesday bolstered rumours that Apple has designs on a smart watch.

CNN could be worth $5bn if put up for sale

83-year-old Rupert Murdoch made an offer to buy Time Warner (Shutterstock)New York - If Rupert Murdoch succeeds in buying Time Warner and CNN is put up for sale, the 24-hour cable news network could be worth $5bn, according to one analyst's estimate.

Gabelli & Co's Brett Harriss said CNN is worth about 11 times annual estimated earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation (Ebitda) of $450m.
He based the valuation on recent media deals such as Discovery Communication's purchase of a controlling interest in Eurosport International and AMC Network's acquisition of Chellomedia.

Both transactions were valued at 10.5 times to 11 times Ebitda, Harriss said.
Murdoch's Twenty-First Century Fox said on Wednesday it made an offer to buy Time Warner for about $80bn. Fox has indicated it would sell Time Warner's CNN, a direct competitor of Fox News, to clear any regulatory hurdles, according to people familiar with the situation.
While Time Warner rebuffed Fox's offer, the 83-year-old Murdoch is unlikely to abandon his pursuit, the sources said.
Time Warner, which also owns pay-TV channel HBO and the Warner Bros movie studio, does not break out financial data for CNN. Time Warner did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Harriss said that Walt Disney's ABC network, which does not have a cable news channel, could be a potential bidder for CNN. Disney did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
CBS is another possible suitor, according to people familiar with the broadcast network. Over the years, CNN and CBS have mulled some type of merger though the issue of control was always a sticking point, these people said. A CBS spokesperson declined to comment.
Founded in 1980 by media mogul Ted Turner, CNN was the first cable news network in the United States and now has more than 40 news bureaus across the globe, with distribution in more than 200 countries.
But CNN is struggling with declining ratings and advertising revenue as competition - especially from Fox News and Comcast's MSNBC - gained ground.
Jeff Zucker, the former CEO of NBC Universal, was tapped in 2012 to try to turn around CNN.

He has focused the network on developing original programming, such as celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain's "Parts Unknown" series, in addition to covering major breaking news events, such as the missing Malaysian Air plane.
Still, CNN continues to lag both Fox News and MSNBC with prime time audiences, according to the latest ratings from Nielsen.

CNN averaged 493 000 total viewers during the hours of 22:00 to 23:00, while Fox News averaged 1.7 million and MSNBC had 621 000. A decade ago, CNN's average total viewers was 802 000 during prime time.
CNN's advertising revenue, which is based on the number of viewers watching a show, fell to $319.8m in 2013 from $327.7m in 2012, according to data from SNL Kagan.
The price per subscriber a cable distributor pays CNN to carry the channel climbed to 60 cents per subscriber per month in 2013 from 58c in 2012, according to SNL Kagan.
- Reuters

Apple must pay $400m to consumers

New York - Apple will pay up to $400m to compensate consumers for illegal price-fixing conspiracy for electronic books, officials said on Wednesday.

Sunday, 20 July 2014

When You're Acting

Few days ago I published titled 'How To Act' and today I will be talking about 'When You're Acting'
1. Emotion. This really explains and shows your ability to act. As an actor, you have to portray certain emotions and make sure that the audience can see what you’re feeling, whether you’re on stage or on camera. Use your own emotions to tune into your character.

Tuesday, 15 July 2014

MTN launches ‘Music+’ app

Lagos - Telecommunication giant MTN Nigeria has launched an indigenous music app called ‘Music+’, reports Nigerian Entertainment Today(NET)

I'm not bleaching my skin- Sean Tizzle

Die parfuums wat Kim Weisswange vir prins William en Kate Middleton gemaak het.Foto: Capital CosmeticsLagos - Pop singer Sean Tizzle has denied recent accusations that he is bleaching his skin, reports Nigerian Entertainment Today.

Chris Attoh set to make Hollywood debut

Lagos - Ghanaian actor, Chris Attoh will be making his debut in Hollywood in a film titled The Rangers

New apps let workers rate each other

Toronto - Wondering how well things are going on the job and what your co-workers think? New apps remove the guessing game by allowing colleagues to anonymously rate each other.

SpaceX launches cluster of commercial satellites

Cape Vanaveral - The SpaceX company has launched a rocket packed with communication satellites.
The SpaceX Dragon capsule on the end of the International Space Station's robotic arm. (AP/Nasa TV)The Falcon rocket blasted off Monday from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. On board were six advanced satellites for the New Jersey-based Orbcomm. Eleven more of these satellites are to be launched in the coming year.

Samsung acts against child labour in China

Seoul- Samsung Electronics said it has suspended business ties with a Chinese supplier that allegedly hired children.

Monday, 14 July 2014

How To Act.

Based on high demand from facebook about this topic 'How To Act' I've come up with something. Acting is not just reading of script and appearing on screen, acting is trying to be a character you're not. If you really wanna act please read down. And your comment on this matters
Before we go on with the simple steps, you must know talent is different from I CAN DO IT. Now read on

Sunday, 13 July 2014

Kendra Wilkinson will discuss her marriage drama on her reality TV show

Kendra Wilkinson. (Greatstock/Splash)Los Angeles - Kendra Wilkinson plans to discuss her marital troubles on her reality show.

The former Girls Next Door star is reportedly set to follow in Tori Spelling's footsteps by covering the scandalous breakdown of her relationship with her husband Hank Baskett on her TV show, Kendra on Top.

Saturday, 12 July 2014

Matthew McConaughey says he is 'honoured' by Emmy nomination

Los Angeles - Matthew McConaughey is "honoured" to be nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award.

The 44-year-old actor - who has picked up a string of prizes this year, including an Oscar and a Golden Globe - will contend for the dramatic actor prize at next month's ceremony and is flattered to be included in a category which also includes his True Detective co-star Woody Harrelson, Breaking Bad actor Bryan Cranston, Jeff Daniels (The Newsroom), Kevin Spacey (House of Cards), and Jon Hamm (Mad Men).

Fast and Furious 7 stars write open letter

Los Angeles  - The cast and crew of Fast & Furious 7 have paid tribute to the late Paul Walker.

The stars of the upcoming action flick - including Vin Diesel, Dwayne Johnson and Michelle Rodriguez - have shared an open letter with fans to mark the end of production on the seventh installment on the franchise.

The letter thanks fans for standing by the series and pays homage to the late star, who tragically died in a fiery car accident last November.

The letter, posted on the official Fast & Furious Facebook page, reads: "We made it. Today we completed the last shot in the production of Fast & Furious 7.

"We wanted to take this moment to express how thankful we are for your support. We felt the love and strength from our fans throughout this journey, and it's because of you that we got here.

"There was a time when we didn't know how we could go on, or even if we should. But we listened to you, and you inspired us not only to keep going but to try and make the best Fast & Furious movie yet."

The letter hails Diesel - who both stars in and produces the films - as a true "leader" who "gathered us back together and moved us forward when we needed it most".

It continues: "Our family is big and strong but it won't ever quite be whole again without Paul.

"All of us - those who've been here from the start and those whose first Fast film is 7 - wanted to create a special film for him and for you. We believe we have."

Michelle Rodriguez posted this tribute on Instagram.

- BangShowBiz

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Halle Berry didn't shower for eight weeks

Halle Berry and Olivier Martinez. (AP)
Los Angeles - Halle Berry didn't shower for eight weeks while making Jungle Fever.

The 47-year-old actress made her acting debut alongside Samuel L. Jackson in the 1991 film in which she played a crack-cocaine addict and she's confessed that as she wasn't willing to experiment with the drug in preparation, she instead embraced her character by remaining unwashed throughout production.

Police uncover plot to bomb Abuja transport network

Abuja - The Nigeria police have uncovered a plot to bomb the Abuja transport network, they said on today, using suicide bombers and devices concealed in luggage at major bus stations.

Chidinma denies affair with Clarence Peters

The two of them are "too close for comfort", many have said.

MGBN announces 31 finalists for 2014 beauty pageant

Maria Susana Flores poses for an April 2012 photo for a story about her upcoming participation in a beauty pageant in China. (El Debate, Gladys Serrano/ AP)Abuja -  The Silverbird production on Wednesday released names of shortlisted 31 girls as final contestants for the 27th edition of the 2014 Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria (MBGN).

A statement by the organisation said that the pageant is scheduled to hold on July 18 in Bayelsa.

 It said the event will be jointly hosted by the Bayelsa Government and the Silverbird group.

It added that the girls are currently participating in camping activities in Yenagoa.

In 2001, MBGN pageant made history when it produced the first Miss World, Miss Agbani Darego, from Rivers.

The Pageant dates back to 1983 when it was called Miss Universe Nigeria.

However, in 1986 it was re-branded and renamed the Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria (MBGN) pageant.

-News 24

Britney Spears offers Jimmy Fallon a spanking

Los Angeles - Britney Spears has told Jimmy Fallon he can have a spanking from her "anytime".

The Perfume singer watched with amusement when her friend Nicole Richie told Jimmy during her interview on The Tonight Show on Monday that getting slapped across the butt by Britney on stage in Las Vegas was the "greatest moment" of her life.

Friday, 11 July 2014

BREAKING NEWS: Army find armouries underground in Balmo Forest

(File, AFP)Lagos - The Nigeria military said they have discovered armouries in underground cells in Balmo forest. This was disclosed in a statement issued by the Defense Headquarter in Abuja on Friday.

Chris Brown ‘judges’ MTN Project Fame contestant

Lagos - American singer, Chris Brown recently ‘judged’ the viral clip of a man performing  his 2012 hit  track Don’t Judge Me

Germany to support Nigeria against terrorism

(News24)Abuja - The German Government has promised to support Nigeria in intelligence, police and military training to combat terrorism.

Wednesday, 9 July 2014

(Unedited) Meet Prince wilson founder of Xion EAgle Entertainment

WILSON EMMANUEL born in 13th January 1993 into the family of  MR WILSON (Nwanne) IGOLO. 

NASRDA to promote indigenous competence in software development

Abuja - The National Space Research and Development Agency (NASRDA) is promoting Nigeria’s competence in developing, designing and building appropriate hard and software in space technology.

Software firm enhances safety of schoolkids

Abuja - A London Stock Exchange-listed software firm pledged to enhance the safety of young learners on local roads.

British Opera opens in Nigerian cinema

Lagos - The British Council is patnering with FilmHouse Cinemas to bring  British Opera productions to the screens.

Kendall and Kylie Jenner's book to be made into film

Los Angeles - Kendall and Kylie Jenner's novel is to be made into a film.

Tuesday, 8 July 2014

Wedding bells for Psquare sibling

Jude Okoye and Ify Umeokeke
Congratulations to Jude Okoye and Ify Umuokeke as they plan to wed on July 17.
Jude Okoye is set to marry His fiancee, Ifeoma Umeokeke. The couple got engaged on the 24th of April and will be having their traditional marriage on the 17th of July.
The wedding is slated to hold at the bride's home town in Nnewi, Anambra state, the couple are also expecting their first child. Congratulation!!!

Kefee's body arrives July 10

Lagos - Late Kefee's husband has confirmed that the body of  his wife will be flown in on Thursday July 10 and buried the next day, reports

Samsung profit plunges by 25%

Seoul - Samsung estimated Tuesday that its operating profit would plunge nearly 25 percent on year in the second quarter of 2014, as cheap Chinese devices and a strong won hammered down its share of the global smartphone market.

US to push China for cyber spying cooperation

Beijing - The United States will press China to resume cooperation on fighting cyber espionage to ensure an orderly cyber environment, a senior U.S. official said on Tuesday ahead of annual talks between the world's two largest economies this week.

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Jessica Simpson ties the knot with NFL hottie Eric Johnson

Los Angeles - Jessica Simpson has married Eric Johnson.

The 33-year-old star tied the knot with the former NFL player on Saturday, and the couple were "overwhelmed with complete happiness" on their special day.

Jessica Alba feels 'more saucy' with age

Los Angeles - Jessica Alba feels "more saucy" than she did 10 years ago.

The 33-year-old actress - who has children Honor, six, and Haven, two, with husband Cash Warren - thinks she has more confidence in herself now than when she shot Sin City 10 years ago.

Monday, 7 July 2014

Rihanna fascinates Coldplay frontman

Los Angeles - Chris Martin is "fascinated" by Rihanna.

The Coldplay rocker was very "inspired" when he worked with his Princess of China collaborator because so many other "cool" people want to record and write with her, likening the atmosphere around her to a "holiday camp" for those in the industry.

Joan Rivers calls Barack Obama gay

US President Barack Obama pauses for a moment of silence for those who died in the ferry disaster. (File, AP)Lagos – American comedienne, Joan Rivers, has caused controversy yet again after she claimed that U.S. president Barack Obama is gay and that his wife, Michelle, is a transsexual, CNN reports.

Jonathan gets Fashion University

Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan Yenegoa - The World Fashion Organization has announced that it will name its institution in Bayelsa after President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, reports Bellanaija

Chinese moon rover designer shooting for Mars

(<a href=””>Shutterstock</a>)Beijing - The man who designed China's Jade Rabbit moon rover hopes a more advanced version of his creation will be sent to Mars, state media reported, underscoring Beijing's increasingly ambitious space programme.

Saturday, 5 July 2014

Microsoft disrupts international cybercrime rings

The Microsoft logo is seen on an exterior wall of a new Microsoft store inside the Prudential Centre mall, in Boston. (Steven Senne, AP, file)Boston - Microsoft launched what it hopes will be the most successful private effort to date to crack down on cyber crime by moving to disrupt communications channels between hackers and infected PCs.

Friday, 4 July 2014

Soldiers Didn't Burn BRT Buses In Lagos - Nigerian Army

Photo - Soldiers Attack BRT Buses In Lagos Over Colleague's Death

Kefee's burial date fixed

The body of deceased Nigerian singer, Kefee, will be returned home to Delta State, where she will be laid to rest.

NSA internet spying effective, but worrying - watchdog

The National Security Agency campus in Fort Meade. (Patrick Semansky, AP, File)Washington - The US National Security Agency's (NSA) data collection programme has been an effective tool to enhance the country's security but some elements of the cyber spying raises privacy concerns, a US federal privacy watchdog said in a report.

Facebook: We never meant to upset you

Facebook. (Duncan Alfreds, Fin24)Los Angeles - Facebook's attempt to manipulate its users during a psychological study was "poorly communicated", the social media giant's chief operating officer said on Wednesday, according to The Wall Street Journal.

Amazon vows to fight FTC over kids in-app purchases

The Amazon Kindle Fire. (Mark Lennihan, AP, file)Los Angeles - Amazon said that it is prepared to go to court against the Federal Trade Commission to defend itself against charges that it has not done enough to prevent children from making unauthorised in-app purchases.