Friday, May 31, 2013
The divas are out! Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj quit American Idol after just one season amid reports the show will bring back Jennifer Lopez
All over: Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj have announced their departure from American Idol, after just one season on the panel
She's gone: Mariah has left American Idol, for which she was paid a reported $18million dollars to judge on the talent show
Her PR firm PMK announced the news, amid reports that Jennifer Lopez could return to the panel, on Thursday.
'W/ global success of “#Beautiful” (#1 in 30+ countries so far) @MariahCarey confirms world tour & says goodbye 2 Idol,' her spokesperson said on Twitter.
Mariah’s publicist, Cindi Berger, also confirmed to ABC news that she will appear the movie The Butler which premieres in August, and that her tour will kicks off in Asia in October.
Meanwhile, Nicki later tweeted: 'Thank you American Idol for a life changing experience! Wouldn't trade it for the world! Time to focus on the Music!!! Mmmuuuaahhh!!!'
All change? It is unclear if Keith Urban will return to the show following the departure of Mariah Carey, Nicki Minaj and Randy Jackson
No mummy tummy here! Kourtney Kardashian shows off her slim figure in swimwear as she coos over baby Penelope
Bikini girl: Kourtney Kardashian showed off her slim figure in a two-piece on a recent family holiday to Greece
She showed no signs of ‘mummy tummy’ as she towelled herself off in a black halterneck two-piece with beaded detailing.
Kourtney looked fantastic as she cuddled up to partner Scott Disick beside an inviting hot tub.
Scott was dressed in a blue and white striped top and grey shorts as he admired his gorgeous girlfriend in her bikini.
Loved up: The reality star cuddled up to her partner Scott Disick as they sat beside a hot tub
Kourtney later was seen doting on her darling daughter after changing into a white one-piece with a plunging neckline.
The 34-year-old wore her brunette locks piled on top of her head in an updo and accessorised with a heavily embellished headband.
Meanwhile little Penelope was matching her mother in a white onesie.
The white stuff: Kourtney then changed into a white swimming costume while her daughter Penelope was dressed in a matching onesie
All about the accessories: The star teamed the plunging one-piece with an embellished headband and bangles
The cute as a button 10-month-old also had a pair of retro orange sunglasses which she seemed enamoured by, along with a floppy pink candy striped sunhat.
Kourtney later slipped a red and white tie dye dress over her swimming costume while her mother Kris Jenner cradled Penelope.
Kris was remarkably overdressed for a relaxed day at the pool with a full face of makeup, including lashings of bright pink lipstick.
Grandmother's footsteps: An extremely dressed up Kris Jenner took charge of the 10-month-old while Kourtney slipped on a red and white tie dye dress
Sister act: Kourtney spent some time chatting to her half-sisters Kendall (R) and Kylie as they admired Mykonos
Russian mogul buys Donald Trump's Palm Beach home for $95 million and plans to tear it down because of mold
House: Dmitri Rybolovlev bought the beachfront mansion 2008 but has decided to destroy the home, that sits on a 6.26-acre property, including a 475-foot-long beach
Plans: Donald Trump (left) sold his 33,000-square-foot home in Palm Beach for $95 million to Russian fertilizer mogul Dmitri Rybolovlev (right), who now plans to tear it down
Some suspect that Rybolovlev may be planning to dividing up the lot into several beachfront lots.
'It’s clear that the house will be leveled by the end of the year,' the source said.
Trump purchased the home in 2004 in $41.4 million from nursing home tycoon Abe Gosman.
The real estate mogul spent two years renovating the Florida home and then put it back on the market.
Gorgeous: The home sits on a 6.26-acre property, including a 475-foot-long beach
Sale: Donald Trump originally bought the home in 2004 for $41.4 million
The sprawling 7 bedroom home had a garage that could accommodate 80 cars.
The decor included marble floors, bullet-proof windows, mahogany doors, giant skylights and a full-sized ballroom.
Trump, 66, enlisted help from realtor Kendra Todd, who had won season three of his NBC show The Apprentice, to help marketing the gigantic property.
Now for the wedding! Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux complete renovations on $21m Bel-Air mansion
Move-in ready: Jennifer Aniston bought the Bel-Air mansion for 'a steal' at $21m a year and a half ago, and this week extensive renovations were completed
Jennifer and Justin will finally be able to live in their 8,500-square-foot mansion located in the exclusive Bel-Air area.
Jennifer had bought two New York apartments for $7.01 million as she planned to move to the East Coast but after deciding to stay in Los Angeles, she sold them for $6.5 million last year.
'She loved them, but her circumstances changed and the space was just wrong,' the source said.
So excited: Jennifer and Justin are said to be moving into their newly renovated dream home this weekend
Busy little bees: Just last weekend landscapers could be seen in the aerial shot scattered all over the 8,500-square foot, 3.5 acre property, working furiously to get the job done
Jennifer's plan for the apartments was to combine them, knocking the penthouse through to the second space on the 17th floor below.
Listing broker Bruce Ehrmann said the penthouse has 'one of the most beautiful terraces in the city, with unobstructed forever views.'
Jennifer was born in Los Angeles, but grew up in New York, although she felt it had changed when she initially moved back at the end of last year.
She explained: 'We tried New York. It was a little rough with the paparazzi. It didn't feel like the New York I grew up in and knew.'
The pool! The 44-year-old actress is surely excited to live in the gated community amongst stars such as Nicholas Cage, Hugh Hefner, and Lauren Bacall
Although Jennifer lost money on her New York apartments, she saved $3 million on her Bel Air home, which was listed with a $24 million listing price.
She also sold her other Los Angeles home for $36 million.
The couple have been renting a small house in the Hollywood Hills until their mansion was ready.
She bought the Bel-Air mansion for 'a steal' at $21m a year and a half ago.
Just last weekend Jennifer's construction crew were seen putting the final touches on her renovations for her love nest with fiancé Justin on Saturday.
The landscapers could be seen in the aerial shot scattered all over the 3.5 acre property.
Soon to be wed: The engaged couple were allegedly planning on marrying this summer but Jen moved the date once she learned Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie's wedding was around the same time
Coming August 9! The Friends star's next film will be The Millers alongside Jason Sudeikis, Ed Helms, and Emma Roberts
Hotter than ever! In the dark comedy, due out August 9, Aniston plays a stripper who poses as Sudeikis' wife in order to ferry 1,400 pounds of marijuana from Mexico to the US
Getting teary: The legendary interviewer was clearly touched by the ceremony
Congratulatory squeeze: Oprah gave a hug to Vice President and Secretary of the University Marc Goodheart
Quite the accomplishment: The billionaire was raised poor in Mississippi and now at 59 owns a media empire
Grateful showing: Oprah made a bow of thanks for her honour
But it was Harvard President Drew Faust who got the most attention from the television star.
Placing a friendly hand on the head administrator's shoulders, The Color Purple actress posed for sweet portraits wearing her biggest smile yet.
The show of fellowship comes after President Faust explained the university's choice in inviting Oprah to be their commencement speaker.
Faust cited the icon's rags to riches story as a powerful source of inspiration: 'Oprah’s journey from her grandmother’s Mississippi farm to becoming one of the world’s most admired women is one of the great American success stories.'
Harvard graduate: The television icon was clearly thrilled by the honour
Joyful moment: Oprah gave Boston Mayor Thomas Menino a high five at the ceremonies
Elite fan base: Oprah smiled as Harvard students snapped photos and shook her hand
The university administrator continued to praise Oprah's philanthropic spirit in the official press release published in the Harvard Crimson, noting her commitment to education.
Faust explained: 'She has used her extraordinary influence and reach as a force for good in the world, with a constant focus on the importance of educational opportunity and the virtues of serving others'
Included in these efforts is Oprah’s Angel Network, which has raised more than $70million since 1998 and built more than 50 schools in 13 countries around the world.
Quite a pair: The talk show host shared a laugh with Harvard University President Drew Faust
Lesson in the yard: Professor Gates appeared to point out a historic landmark on the iconic university grounds
Oprah began her commencement address in her signature enthusiastic style, saying: ‘Oh my goodness. I'm at HAAAARVARD!'
According to USA Today, she continued with a nostalgic reflection on her humble roots: ‘Not too many girls from rural Mississippi have made it all the way here to Cambridge. ... I consider today to be a defining milestone.'
Adding: ‘While I may not have graduated from here, my personality is about as Harvard as they come.’
Oprah began her commencement address in her signature enthusiastic style, saying: ¿Oh my goodness. I'm at HAAAARVARD!'
No false modesty: Oprah claimed 'my personality is about as Harvard as they come'
Flanked on all sides: Oprah and Professor Gates strolled past the iron statue of John Harvard through the centre of campus
Emotional day: The 59-year-old was clearly moved by the day's festivities
Ending her speech on a didactic note, the mega star shared an anecdote: ‘I have to say the single most important lesson I learned in 25 years is there's a common denominator in our experience: We want to be validated.
'We want to be understood. I've done over 35,000 interviews in my career and as soon as that camera shuts off, everyone always turns to me and says, “Was that OK?”
'I heard it from President Bush. I heard it from President Obama... I even heard it from Beyoncé in all her Beyoncéness!"
Always the entertainer: The media mogul played for laughs with the head administrator
End game: Oprah later gave a handshake to the Boston Mayor after their high five session
Never married Winfrey wore a ring with a design on it on her left ring finger, but it's not the Harvard crest
Winfrey joins an esteemed line up of previous commencement speakers, including Kofi A. Annan and Microsoft billionaire Bill Gates.
Forbes listed Winfrey as the 11th most powerful woman in the world last year.
Her current net worth is estimated at $2.7billion.
Tuesday, May 28, 2013
Taarifa ambazo Lenzi ya Michezo imezipata kutoka Afrika ya Kusini kwa HusseinOriginal ambaye yupo Pretoria, amesema Ngwear amefariki leo asubuhi kwenye gheto ambalo alikuwepo pia msanii M to The P ambaye yeye amelazwa hospitali akiwa mahtuti.
"Tulivyokwenda kuwagongea asubuhi tuliwakuta Ngwear amefariki na M To The P akiwa amepoteza Fahamu Kabisa"
Baada ya kuwapeleka hospitali Daktari alitibitisha amekufa na ameshatoa taarifa kwa watu wa Karibu wa Ngwear huko Afrika nya Kusini.
Ngwea akiwa na msanii M to the P walitakiwa kurudi Dar leo lakini waliwakuta wamezimia kwenye chumba wote wawili baada ya kuzidisha (overdose) madawa ya kulevya na M to the P.
Hata hivyo mama yake Ngwear ambaye yupo nyumbani kwao Morogoro amethibitisha kupokea taarifa ya kifo cha mwanae na kusema kuwa taarifa za kuwa za kuwa alikuwa Afika ya Kusini alikuwa hana kwani mara ya mwisho kuongea naye zimepita wiki mbili sasa.
Pia amesema taratibu za maandalizi ya mazishi yatakavyokuwa yataanza baada ya kufika baba yake mdogo Ngwear ambaye yupo mkoani Ruvuma kwani anatarajiwa kuwasili kesho Morogoro.
Farida Malya akiwashukuru marafiki waliojitokeza kwenye bbq iliyofanyika nyumbani kwake Norwalk CT. Farida na dada yake waliaanda bbq hiyo siku ya Memorial Day
Hapa ni baba yake Farida nae akiongea jambo nyumbani hapo
Mama yake Farida nae alipata fursa ya kuongea na kutoa shukrani kwa watu waliojitokeza kwenye bbq hiyo iliyo kuwa imeandaliwa na watoto wao.
Marafiki wakipata nyama choma nyumbani hapo
Friday, May 24, 2013
Welcome to the club! Janet Jackson, 47, officially becomes a billionaire after four decade-long career
New status: Janet Jackson has officially become a billionaire
Janet Jackson has officially become a billionaire, with her personal wealth exceeding more than $1billion this year.
The 47-year-old star is thought to have made her windfall from an incredible career in entertainment spanning four decades, according to Variety.
Janet reportedly made $458million from various concert tours, a further $304million from movie roles - including the Eddie Murphy comedy The Nutty Professor II and Tyler Perry's box office hit, For Colored Girls - as well as $268million in album sales and $81million in endorsement and sponsorship deals.
While Janet's late brother, King of Pop Michael Jackson, also amassed a vast fortune over the course of his career - he never achieved billionaire status.
Janet now joins an elite club of celebrity billionaires including talk show queen Oprah Winfrey, legendary film director Steven Spielberg and Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling.
As well as her own fortune, Janet shares the wealth of her billionaire tycoon husband Wissam Al Mana.
The Control singer secretly wed the retail magnate, who earned his fortune investing in the Middle East, last year.
Stage star: Janet reportedly made $458 million from various concert tours
Vijana wengi tumekuwa tukilalamika kwamba mabinti wa siku hizi wana mizinga ya reja reja ten mikubwa.
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Wednesday, May 22, 2013
So, are you missing me, Chris? Rihanna reminds ex of her cheeky side in new snap after he's spotted with Karrueche Tran
'And that's a #WRAP !!!!! #pouritupvideoshoot': This was Rihanna's caption for her provocative image of her bare behind, which she happened to upload in the wake of rumours about her ex Chris Brown reuniting with Karrueche Tran
If Rihanna intended to show him what he was missing out on, she probably hit the mark.
The photo, which appeared to be taken in a make-up room or studio, featured the Stay singer's perfectly toned behind... not an imperfection in sight.
Rihanna wore a pink lacy thong, underneath what was merely the skeleton of a pair of denim shorts.
The shorts were quite literally ripped or cut until they too were nothing more than a thong.
Rihanna refers to 'strip clubs' and 'strippers goin' up and down that pole' in the lyrics to her song Pour It Up, so it's not unlikely that such an outfit may form a part of the daring singer's wardrobe for the video.
Acting the part: Karrueche Tran was on the scene with Chris Brown on Tuesday when he was involved in a minor car accident in Los Angeles, taking snaps of the damage on behalf of the rapper
Rihanna's provocative gesture was rather timely, as rumours that her ex has been gallivanting about with Karrueche again have been running rampant of late.
Karrueche lit the fire with a raunchy Instagram upload on Saturday, her birthday: a snap of her thrusting her naked bottom into the Chris' face.
Alongside the candid picture, she wrote: 'TBT my birthday last year. Who's face am I gonna put my ass in this year? Lmao I'm kidding.'
'TBT my birthday last year. Who's face am I gonna put my ass in this year?': It was Karrueche Tran's birthday on Saturday, and this was what she chose to tweet... before adding that she was 'kidding'
Chris responded to her bizarre with the tweet: 'Happy bday @karrueche.'
Karrueche then sent a simple reply of her own, a heart, adding yet further fuel to rumours the pair are thinking of reuniting.
As if that wasn't enough for Rihanna to stomach, Chris was involved in a minor car accident on Tuesday in Los Angeles after he rear ended another car, and none other than Karreuche was seen standing with him at the scene.
She's back in town: Rihanna was spotted in Long Beach on Monday, after a rather long stint in New York