Saturday, 28 February 2015

Dress resembling Lupita Nyong'o's missing dress found in same hotel

A white dress that strongly resembles the custom gown stolen from Lupita Nyong’o’s hotel room earlier this week was found Friday under a bathroom sink in the same hotel, a Los Angeles County Sheriff’s official said.
The dress found at a West Hollywood hotel “greatly resembles” the pearl-adorned Calvin Klein Collection by Francisco Costa dress the actress wore to Sunday’s Academy Awards, sheriff’s spokeswoman Nicole Nishida said.
The gown is valued at $150,000 but some reports suggest ‘pearls’ may be fake, causing the thief to abandon the dress.
Detectives were trying to verify whether the recovered dress is the same one Nyong’o wore, she said.

In a statement to Women’s Wear Daily, Costa said everyone at Calvin Klein was thrilled to learn that the dress may have been found.
“Once it’s returned to us, we will be able to have the dress restored and archived, as it now represents an important moment for the brand,” Costa said in his statement.

Detectives found it in a black garment bag stashed underneath the bathroom counter.

Friday, 27 February 2015

Legendary actor, Leonard Nimoy, who played Mr Spock in Star Trek, has died aged 83


Legendary actor, Leonard Nimoy, who played Mr Spock in Star Trek, has died at the age of 83. He suffered from COPD - chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and was rushed to the UCLA Medical Centre after a 911 call on February 19. His wife Susan Bay Nimoy and son Adam confirmed he passed away at his Bel Air, Los Angeles, home on Friday morning.

Lupita Nyong'o's Oscar Calvin Klein gown worth $150,000 Stolen From Hotel Room

Los Angeles County sheriff’s detectives are investigating the theft of the dress worn by actress Lupita Nyong’o to the Academy Awards on Sunday.

 The hand-beaded Calvin Klein Collection gown, made with 6000 pearls and worth $150,000, was stolen from Nyong'o's room at the London West Hollywood Hotel on Wednesday.

There is plenty of surveillance footage available, and the police are reviewing tape from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday, when the actress wasn’t in the room.

Wednesday, 25 February 2015

BRIT Awards red carpet and full list of winners

The BRIT Awards was held tonight at The O2 Arena in London. Checkout the red carpet and full list of winners....

73 year old man chops off own penis after his wife of 50 years left him for a younger guy

Turgut Oymen (Pic: Haber 3)
Turgut Oymen
73 year old Turgut Oymen, a farmer from Sivas Suşehri in Turkey, received a heart-breaking phone call from his 70 year old wife, Nese who had been staying in Istanbul for the past year for treatment for an injury to her foot.

Nese told her husband that she was leaving him for a  55-year-old doctor who she had met and fallen in love and was not returning home.
According to Haber 3, Turgut then went to a nearby river, Derebağ creek and chopped his penis himself, flinging it into the water before calling an ambulance.
He told doctors he castrated himself because “he felt it (his penis) was useless and he felt like he was no longer a man."
He  is currently being treated for depression.

Tanzania bans explicit dance which involves extreme shaking of bum and sometimes stripping

Kigodoro, a Tanzanian traditional dance which involves women exuberantly shaking their bodies, and, in recent years for some performers, stripping completely naked, has been banned in Tanzania.

Police cracking down on Kigodoro dances performed in weddings and social gatherings say they attract muggers and criminal gangs, thereby putting attendees at risk.

PHOTO: A woman does an explicit dance at a kigodoro ceremony. To her right are children looking on as events unfold.Going with your children to such immoral events or allowing them to on their own is a disaster

The Director of Culture Development in the ministry of information, youth, culture and sport, Prof Herman Mwansoko says the government through Baraza la Sanaa Tanzania (BASATA) has declared such dances as illegal and that practicing them is violating the law.

“This has become a serious danger to our culture as it threatens the original dances which are our identity. The new generation will be filled with what they see now and may not be aware that there has been a real Baikoko for instance,” he says.

He adds that as the ministry, they record the original versions of all the traditional dances and keep them in the archive for future generations. He however warns that whoever participates in such dances in public will be held accountable.

Do you think the Government is right to ban such dance moves?

Below are some of the reactions on Twitter concerning this matter:

Tuesday, 24 February 2015

Not less than 8 killed after gun man opens fire in a Czech restaurant

A gunman today, burst into Druzba restaurant in the Czech Republic and opened fire, killing at least eight people before shooting himself dead, officials say.

The restaurant's owner, Pavel Karlik, said the attacker had walked in to the property and started firing a handgun. 

"I immediately ran out through the back door, along with other guests who then called an ambulance and police," he said.

The gunman, described by a local to be in his 60s, had called a national television station before he started the attack.

Some 20 people were thought to have been in the restaurant at the time. It happened around lunch time.

Monday, 23 February 2015

50 Shades of Grey actor, Jamie Dornan 'turns down risque movie sequels for his wife'

Jamie Dornan and wife

Actor, Jamie Dornan won’t star in a sequel to Fifty Shades of Grey  because his wife, Amelia Warner, who is also an actress is said to be unhappy with the explicit sex scenes in the controversial film. They have a 15 year old daughter together.
According to reports..''He tried to assure Amelia nothing would change but women all over the world now lust after Jamie.''

Fans are already distraught at the news.

 Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson in Fifty Shades of Grey

 Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan in Fifty Shades of Grey

Scenes from the movie(pictured)

OSCARS 2015 Glitz and Glamour on the Red Carpet...and full list of winners

The 87th Annual Academy Awards was held last night, February 22, 2015 at Hollywood & Highland Centre, Hollywood, California.Of course its glitz and glamour as usual on the OSCARS red carpet...but who got it right or wrong?

Sunday, 22 February 2015

Photos from Rihanna's star studded birthday party

Jay Z's label Roc Nation threw a birthday party for Rihanna on Friday, her 27th birthday. The bash which took place in Los Angeles was star studded with Beyoncé and her hubby Jay Z, Super model Naomi Campbell, Hilton heiress Paris and her sister Nicky, Leonardo DiCaprio, Mick Jagger, Jim Carrey, Bill Murray, amongst others

RiRi wrote on Instagram:
"27 years ago, my mother gave birth to her very first child at the tender age of 27! Life is never a piece of birthday cake, but I feel special that I was chosen by my Father in Heaven to make it here! And each year that goes by I am more grateful!
"Every day we wake up, means we get another chance at live what we've learned and to discover even more, to be good to other people and to know that you are a part of their smile! I cherish these days, and I pray that God will spare my life to see many more! #Feb20," she wrote.

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