Tuesday, 25 November 2014

#ViolenceAgainstWomen: World Observes 'International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women'

About 1 in 3 women has experienced physical or sexual violence, mostly by an intimate partner.
November 25 has been chosen as an International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women.
This date commemorates the Mirabal sisters, three Dominican women who were murdered in 1960 for opposing dictator Rafael Trujillo.
From now until December 10, which is Human Rights Day, the United Nations is calling for 16 days of activism against gender-based violence.

Monday, 24 November 2014

Katy Perry Set To Perform At The Super Bowl Halftime Show


The NFL has confirmed that Katy Perry will perform during halftime of Super Bowl XLIX.

Katy and Pepsi, the Super Bowl XLIX halftime sponsor, celebrated the announcement by releasing a video:

Winners of the 2014 American Music Awards + Red Carpet Photos

Here are the artists who took home the trophies @ last night's American Music Awards:

Artist of the Year: One Direction

Dick Clark Award For Excellence: Taylor Swift

New Artist of the Year: 5 Seconds of Summer

Favorite Pop/Rock Male Artist: Sam Smith

Favorite Pop/Rock Female Artist: Katy Perry

Favorite Pop/Rock Band/Duo/Group: One Direction

Favorite Pop/Rock Album: One Direction, Midnight Memories

Favorite Country Male Artist: Luke Bryan

Favorite Country Female Artist: Carrie Underwood

Favorite Country Band/Duo/Group: Florida Georgia Line

Favorite Country Album: Brantley Gilbert, Just As I Am

Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Artist: Iggy Azalea

Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Album: Iggy Azalea, The New Classic

Favorite Soul/R&B Male Artist: John Legend

Favorite Soul/R&B Female Artist: Beyoncé

Favorite Soul/R&B Album: Beyoncé, Beyoncé

Favorite Alternative Rock Artist: Imagine Dragons

Favorite Adult Contemporary Artist: Katy Perry

Favorite Latin Artist: Enrique Iglesias

Favorite Contemporary Inspirational Artist: Casting Crowns

Favorite Electronic Dance Music Artist: Calvin Harris

Favorite Soundtrack: Frozen

Single of the Year: Katy Perry Featuring Juicy J, "Dark Horse"

Fergie, American Music Awards 2014

Kate Beckinsale

Nick Jonas

Jennifer Lopez

Kendall Jenner

Khloe Kardashian

Kylie Jenner

Rita Ora

Julianne Hough

Christina Milan

One Direction

Nicki Minaj

Elizabeth Banks

Taylor Schilling

Dianna Agron

Selena Gomez

Heidi Klum

Jordin Sparks

Olivia Munn

Jenny McCarthy & Donnie Wahlberg

Diana Ross, Selena Gomez,  American Music Awards 2014
Diana Ross & Selena Gomez

Mary J Blige

Lucy Hale

Thursday, 20 November 2014

Spain's Richest Woman Dies @ 88

Spain's Duchess of Alba who is one of Europe's wealthiest aristocrats, died on Thursday after a short illness. A spokesman for the duchess' Duenas Palace residence in Seville said the 88 year old died there today after suffering pneumonia.

She was the owner of fabulous palaces and priceless works of art, Maria del Rosario Cayetana Alfonsa Victoria Eugenia Francisca Fitz-James Stuart y Silva, known as 'Cayetana', was the world's most titled person, according to the Guinness Book of Records.

 In 2011 she raised eyebrows when she got married to a man 25 years younger than she was.
The newly married Duchess and Alfonso walk out of the chapel(2011)

At the wedding she thrilled a crowd of several hundred when she hiked up her dress and did some flamenco dancing
The Duchess of Alba and Alfonso Diez exchange rings during their wedding ceremony at the Palacio de las Duenas in Sevilla 
The Duchess and Mr Diez pose after their wedding ceremony
The Duchess of Alba and Alfonso Diez dancing after they tied the knot


Angelina Jolie confirms her retirement from acting

Angelina Jolie has confirmed her plans to retire from acting to focus on writing and directing.

In an interview with Du Jour magazine to promote her new film Unbroken, she said she “absolutely” planned to move permanently behind the camera, revealing she did not like being the centre of attention.
She said: “I’ve never been comfortable as an actor; I’ve never loved being in front of the camera,” ........ “I didn’t ever think I could direct, but I hope I’m able to have a career at it because I’m much happier.”