Saturday, June 30, 2012

Nia Long Glows in Motherhood in August Essence



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Gorgeous Mommy Banger Nia Long is on the cover of the upcoming August 2012 Essence magazine where she talks about feeling fab at 40 and being a proud single mom to her sons Kez and Massai Jr. She also dishes on life with her baller boyfriend Ime Udoka (one tall handsome igbo man like that). 
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Nia said "I’m in my forties, post baby and I’m thinner than I’ve been in years". The last step will be letting my hair go natural. That’s when you’ll know I’m free…,” the mom of two tells Essence.
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In the issue, the working mom also talks about life with her sons and boyfriend basketball player Ime Udoka, and reconnecting with her father.
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Dont miss out this issue to see more photos of Nia with photos of one of her Holly besties Sanaa Lathan (her other friends are  Regina Hall who also happens to be besties with Sanaa, as well as Gabrielle Union and to name a few) .
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I love all these ladies, God has blessed them with longevity in the industry where there is so much competition. I love how they all remain friends for over 20yrs and the way they are all friends and love and support each other as sistas - in this industry they are in where its so competitive and they are "mostly" left on the sidebench by white Hollywood regardless of their great talent, tis nice to see them all supporting each other, thats so mature. And lets not forget they are all in the early 40 yet giving 20 something year olds a run for their money.
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One of these day i want to post pics of All Hollywood Black Entertainers above 40 and you will be amazed how great they all look - some of them look like 20 yr olds. Black dont crack for real though. We are so blessed.
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Wednesday, June 13, 2012

HOLLYWOOD EXES (Another! Reality Show)

.Nicole Murphy (ex-wife of Eddie Murphy – married 13 years).
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I am not that big on reporting entertainment news such as reality cos i am just tired of these reality shows, however i saw this one and I hope this one is at least more decent than the Basketball Wives HOs who think just cos they fcked their way up and wearing Loubies with Brazilian weaves so all of a sudden they are brand new & celebrities. I don't respect any of the housewife especially those who fist fight and those who sit and say nothing. Absolutely Ghetto! 


Well, Just when we thought we have had enough here is another one they are getting ready to premiere. Na Wa ohh. Anyway - Nicole Murphy, the ex wife of Eddie Murphy (married 13 yrs), is bringing a few of her gal pals along for drama-filled reality show starring the ex wives of some biggest names in entertainment.
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Beginning Wednesday, June 27 at 9PM, we will enter the lives of Jessica Canseco, Sheree Fletcher, Mayte Garcia and Andrea Kelly as they navigate the social scene in Hollywood WITHOUT the benefit of their ex-husband's wealth, fame or A-list cache.  The 10 one-hour episodes promise to pull back the velvet rope on Hollywood's A-List and show what happens after high-profile couples breakup.  And since many of the ladies have known each for years, perhaps a salacious tidbit or two may slip from someone's mouth during an argument.
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Jeff Olde, Executive Vice President, Original Programming & Production, VH1 said, “These extraordinarily strong women adjusted to and endured a lot while their ex-spouses won fame and fortune defining pop culture for that moment. Now these women must re-invent themselves again, stepping out of the long shadows cast by their famous husbands and supporting each other as they define the next stage of their lives – this time on their own terms.”


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.Sheree Fletcher (ex-wife of Will Smith – married 3 years).
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.Mayte Garcia (ex-wife of Prince – married 3 years).
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Jessica Canseco (ex-wife of Jose Canseco – married 4 years).
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.Andrea Kelly (ex-wife of R. Kelly – married 12 years).
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Hopefully Nicole and her crew are respectable ladies much more than Shaunie and her pidgeon crew. And Yes Shaunie i do blame you cos you sat through every fight, every season and NEVER nipped it in or stop it ever - now that you are getting backlash you trying to back pedal. Between new girl Keisha (who was bullied by Tami) and You - you are just as more weak. Seems like all the BBW were all scared of hood chicks Tami and Evelyn. Never once did Shaunie sit them down to talk to them to stop the ghettoness. If i want to watch reality show - I want to see some positivity.
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Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Actress Yvonne Okoro Climbing to Higher Heights






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I heart this girl and she knows it.
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I predicted this for her by only seeing her for only 5-10mins, in 2007, in that superficial hoopla movie  called "Beyonce" (a movie i dont really care for). As picky as i am in whom i deem good, just seeing her for a few minutes in that movie (her role was very small), I had no doubt she will make it and I told her herself when we spoke the last time i was in Ghana. I gave highlight to her again and Martha Ankomah in my 2010 article HERE 
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Like Majid Michel, Martha Ankomah, Chris Attoh, Adjettey Anang, JD (John Dumelo) and my other selected few of Ghana - I want nothing but the best for them and why I am extra hard on Yvonne and her choice of scripts, and have been openly critical of a few she did in 2011, because I want her resume to be immaculate with nothing but great scripts and great directors who challenge her to the upmost best and not some mediocre producers/directors. You wanna feel proud when you slap that EPK on the desk of the Hollywood Scout who is considering you for something big. 
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Ms Okoro is very good actress and I am waiting for a breakthrough movie which she headlines, to make her shine even more, which only a great director can do (just as Shirley did with Adams Apple). Venus production blah blah is just not it. Yes as i mentioned here before i do understand sometimes one has to just accept the script to make ends meet and this is why I am wishing you all great potential acts of Ghana (and lawd knows we only have a few now -and many more yet to be discovered) to have a lil something else to fall back on so that acting is not your only income. (ps: I do understand - its not like i dont - i do understand that apart from Shirley and Leila - noBODY is holding up - and its hard).  I am all about "great choices" cos you can never go back to erase.
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Yvonne is beautifully gorgeous and gives great deliveries - she speaks well (showcasing our beautifully Ghanaian English accent without faking it like N.B does) and acts well.- She is just a natural. She is definitely a force to be reckoned with. I wish her well and hope she gets some advertisement endorsements so that movie incomes are not all she has to fall back on and can be extra selective when the scripts roll in.
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She is currently one of the busiest and most sought-after Ghanaian actresses in Africa. Currently, she is one of Ghana's few actors with a strong academic background. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Ghana and has studied Press Civilization, Drama and Marketing at the Universite' De Nantes in Franc. I wish you well Yvonne - like i said I hope you get some great multi-million cedi endorsement this year. I have a good feeling - its coming. Bet (Glo better consider her).
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Ps: Shirley I am hoping now that Adams Apple series has ended you use Yvonne and/or Martha to headline an upcoming full-movie. She is already broken through but i want an even bigger break through movie under her belt. I will like to see her work with Leila too.
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PPS: Martha Ankomah You are next - watch this space. 

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

AWARENESS: Grassroots Movement To End Female Circumcision


Although this is strictly a movie review blog - every once in a while i post a topic on some awareness.
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Every day, 6,000 girls from the Horn of Africa to sub-Saharan nations are subjected to female genital mutilation (FGM). With fierce determination and deep love for their communities, brave African activists are leading a formidable, fearless grassroots movement to end 5,000 years of FGM. An insightful look at the frontlines of a quiet revolution taking the continent by storm, this extraordinarily powerful film is one of the first to focus on African solutions to FGM.
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AFRICA RISING: THE GRASSROOTS MOVEMENT TO END FEMALE GENITAL MUTILATION will be broadcast on The Africa Channel Monday, June 11 at 8PM EST. For complete listings, check: http://www.theafricachannel.com/schedule.php
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WATCH THE TRAILER: 
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BUY THE DVD: 
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if you have African channel on your cable - please remember to tune in 
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Source: Olivia Newman of Women Make Movies www.wmm.com
 

Condolences To Ghana/Nigeria


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My Sincere Condolences to all the Life Lost in Ghana and Nigeria this past weekend with the plane crash.
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On June 2nd 2012 - Saturday night, a Nigerian Boeing 727 cargo airliner crashed in Accra, the capital of Ghana, slamming into a bus and killing 10 people. That plane belonged to Lagos-based Allied Air Cargo.

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On Sunday June 3rd 2012,  Dana Air flight from Abuja to Lagos crashes killing all 153 people on board and an unknown number of people on the ground. Investigators have begun looking into the cause. 

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My out goes out to all the family mourning such great loss in both countries. Personally i feel airlines should publish to public service history of their aircraft to the public and how old the planes are. This information should be accessible to all passengers. We cannot have tragedies like this ever again.
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Among the many lifes that were lost including children are the following photos i got.
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 This Mom (Maimuna Ayene) lost her life with these 3 gorgeous kids and her own mother. She was visiting from USA for the 1st time with her kids to attend a wedding back home in Nigeria. I cried like a baby when i saw this. I love kids so this hurts me extremely bad. 
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 Oluchi Onyenyiri & her two kids were also on the plane.
 Ayodele Cole and Wife, Ngozi. They left behind these 3 young kids
(If anyone knows how i can donate to a fund for these kids please let me know if you know a family member I can reach out to).
Kunbi Adebiyi 
Dunni Doherty 
 Amina Bugaje
Amaka Awani
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 Ehime Aikhomu.
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Jones
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Some of the Air Hostesses who who were on the flight (so pretty)
.(if i made a mistake with any of the names as to who is who, I apologize, please correct me)
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And to the foreigners in Africa (You know who you are) who think you can serve us Africans with inferior service and products just for profit, know that your days are numbered. This plane could have easily been fixed when you saw the problems for a while. And to the west do not sell your faulty Junk to 3rd world. We are humans just like you.
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Dana Air MD-83 was a disaster in the making. Unloaded by a U.S.-based company, Alaska Airlines,  the plane had seen numerous service failures since its manufacture in 1990
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Problems with the MD-83  in Alaska:
On November 4, 2002 the aircraft - then owned by US-based Alaska Airlines - developed faults and had to make an emergency diversion due to smoke  in the cabin area..

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On August 20, 2006, it was again evacuated after landing at the Long Beach, CA again due to smoke in the cabin area. During the post event airplane inspection, maintenance personnel found the wire bundle damaged in the mid-cargo pit ceiling at station 750 due to chafing and subsequent arcing of the Over Wing Heater Blanket system. They also found that wires in some bundles were damaged to the point of disconnection/separation, while other wire bundles sustained thermal melting to their outer insulation jacket.

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Concerned about potential risks to its air worthiness, Alaska Airlines parked the aircraft until Sept. 11 2008 to carry out maintenance on the plane.
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On February 2009 Alaska Airlines shifted the burden to Nigeria when it sold the ill-fated plane.
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 Problems with the Dana MD-83 in Nigeria:
On May 3 2012, a Lagos station manager said the aircraft  needed to be grounded for a check-up but that alarm was ignored.
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On May 11, 2012, the same Lag/Abj aircraft  had an air return and emergency landing at the MM2 airport. Passengers disembarked
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On May 25, 2012, the same plane abandoned its La/Calabar flight, making another air return. Engine failure was reported. No casualties.
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On June 3, while on a final approach to the runway,  the aircraft rammed into a power line, crashed into a built-up area about 5-6 nautical miles from touch down. It  burst into flames, killing all 153 passengers on board and 30 on ground.
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Personally I think Alaskan Airlines should be sued. This lawsuit should definitely include Alaskan Airlines and of-course those penny pinching Indians (who treat Africans like shyt) who own Dana.
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I will do some further research on the plane 727 Nigerian allied air cargo (and the prior problems it may have had) which also failed and crashed in Ghana killing 10 of our citizens on Saturday June 2nd 2012. Though the number of lifes lost may not have been as many, it is still a great loss to everyone and should not happen again. This is the 2nd time ever i have ever heard of a plane crash in the history of my nation Ghana and this should be the last. This should be the last in any nation period. Aviation Ministers/Engineers who give the green lights to allow those faulty "AIR COFFIN" airlines to fly should be held responsible.
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Monday, June 4, 2012

Happy Diamond Jubilee to Queen Elizabeth

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Happy Diamond Jubilee to the Queen - all hail the Queen.
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I wish I was home in east London right now to enjoy these festivities - i was home in London during the golden jubilee and it was fabulous, but unfortunately could not make this years diamond jubilee. I will make it up in July during the Olympics considering its right in my hood in Hackney Wick/Stratford. I miss london so much (especially my work holiday entitlements Lol) - I miss Tesco, John Lewis and Selfridges and all of Oxford Street. I don't miss the weather but i miss London none the less. I miss my whole family.
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2012 honours the queen's 60-year reign of Queen Elizabeth II.  The late May Bank Holiday was moved to Monday & Tuesday, June 4 & 5, 2012, giving the nation a four-day long weekend. The special bank holiday celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee in the United Kingdom (UK).
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(Will and Kate look great. wink: Harry is so cute, i wait for the day he gets married lol)
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I will be bringing you some more photos (including others from across the world ) as we celebrate the Queens Diamond Jubilee (60 years on the thrown).
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Saturday, June 2, 2012

My Michael Ealy (Upscale)

Michael Ealy
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I am a magazine junkie (i subscribe, buy and read it all - from lifestyle, entertainment to interior decor - you name it all - am on it and never behind - i dont do those trash tabloids mags though - leave that to the birds).
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This month of June , amongst all the new mags for June/July that have hit the shelve, this is the only one i care about - (wink wink) - am just saying though.  What did you expect, dats ma mens & em.! (as dmx will say) - yall know i love me some Michael - i can never get enough of them green eyes, since I saw my pretty Ricky in Barber Shop - my gosh i love me some Michael.

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Anyway! In the newest issue of ‘Upscale Magazine’.  Inside, he chats it up about his refusal to date "industry" chicks’ [He x's out the Taraji rumors] - Ms Tilii says THANK  YOU JESUS!, and dating chicks with ‘daddy issues’ (We know what you mean Michael)

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On why his past relationships never lasted long

I think there was a part of me that was just attracted to the crazy. I tended to involve myself with women that brought drama. And I had a bit of a savior complex. I thought I could save them from whatever daddy issues or cheating issues [they had].

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On why he can’t date any women within the industry

I’ve been done with [dating industry women]. You do it for years and years and years—theater, television, film. It’s a workplace thing… But the difference for me now is that I’m mature enough to know that this is a work thing. The minute we stop production, I’m not going to feel this way anymore

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Michael, WellGaaDamn - whatthehellthatcrazychickdoyou? we all know & now its confirm she crazy. All that glitters ain't gold mehn! If yall dont know what/who he talking about - then leave it alone. LOL LOL 
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Grab your copy of this Issue and read the rest (its actually "July" issue).
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And on that note - let me squeeze in these lyrics and chorus. Ms Tilii gets weak in the knees when she hears this song. I will never forget this song or scene. Even in traffic on Atlanta Highway I-85 going to work, I just loose it in my car hearing it on the radio and don't care whose watching. LOL LOL 
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Baby, tonight's the night I let you know
Baby, tonight's the night we lose control
Baby, tonight you need that, tonight believe that
Tonight i'll be the best you ever had
I don't wanna brag, but i'll be
The best you ever had
I don't wanna brag, but i'll be
The best you ever had
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Friday, June 1, 2012

MADEA'S WITNESS PROTECTION (lol)




WATCH TRAILER
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LOL LOL LOL - I mean i dont even have anything to say. The poster speaks for itself. Na wa for Madea ohhh. I am also waiting to see his other stage play called "Madea Gets a Job" Where she gets a job working in a nursing home. LOL LOL. We need the laugh this summer.
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