Richard Chibuzor Orji, popularly known as Faze made this revelation during an interview with Channels TV on Saturday. He said the three men who back in the days made up the Plantashun Boyz are already collaborating with a view to produce a new album.
Nelly Furtado premiered her upcoming album’s title track, “Spirit Indestructible,” and the song has a chorus as epic and uplifting as you’d expect with a new-age title like that. The accompanying lyric video also features footage of a disabled mountain climber scaling Mount Kilimanjaro, in case your day was lacking inspiration
With $7.5 million that came from midnight showings, and $4 million from 307 IMAX screens, ‘The Amazing Spider-Man’, a new movie premiered on tuesday has grossed a total of $35 million on its opening day in theatres, thereby beating the 2-D, IMAX-less Transformers, which earned $27.9 million on its opening day on July 3, 2007, and setting a new Tuesday box office record.
“We are off to an outstanding start here in North America with big fireworks still to come!” says an excited rep for the studio. The July 4th frame is always a lucrative one in theaters.
The $220 million action movie which earned an “A-” CinemaScore grade may hit a six-day total of above $150 million in its first six days, which is high above Sony’s internal expectations.
It described the movie as one that offers an upbeat, popcorn-munching adventure on the weekend when people are most likely to see effects-heavy blockbusters
As the controversy linking maverick entertainer Charly Boy, popularly known as Area Father rages on, Ed Jatto, the publisher of Danfo Express who ignited the controversy as published in National Mirror Newspapers that Charly Boy granted an interview to Danfo Express where he declared that he’s gay and head of illuminate in Nigeria, has reacted to a press release by Charly Boy and declared that he has the “tape” that will expose the truth.
The former PMAN President has denied report that he’s gay and head of illuminate and had even dragged National Mirror to court over the matter, but the publisher of the Danfo Express has said that is not saying the truth.
Ed Jatto said “I find it laughable that Charly Boy is subtly backtracking now,” said Jatto.
“He knows I have the tape, I told him when he asked me, and if he had asked to listen to it then, I wouldn’t have minded playing it to him. As it is now, I am not interested in playing it to him at any kangaroo press conference.
“Charly Boy believes so much in suing people. We all know he has sued National Mirror and now he wants to sue me too. So, I’ll just say he should go ahead and sue and we’ll meet in court where the tape will eventually be played for the whole world to hear,” he assured.
Jatto disclosed that he is also preparing to sue Charly Boy as soon as the truth comes out. “I like men who stick to their words, which he hasn’t done. When the tape is played in court and I’m vindicated, I would press for damages because he has caused me considerable embarrassment. It is too late for him now to start asking me to bring the tape to a press conference,” he said
The 2012 BET award ceremony, hosted by “The Avengers” star, Samuel L. Jackson, who opened the show by doing a parody of the two rappers’ hit single “In Paris” with director Spike Lee was aired on Sunday, July 1,
Jay-Z and Kanye West were the big winners as they walked away with Video of the Year for their “Otis” single and also won Best Group for their collaboration on the “Watch The Throne” album.
Beyonce and Chris Brown also won two awards each for the night.
The 2012 BET Awards also recognized some of the best in black entertainment on Sunday night, and they were also particularly kind when it came to one of their own. One year after he ended up hosting the broadcast himself, BET and Comedy Central star Kevin Hart ended up taking home a trophy for a part in a recent movie based on the work of Steve Harvey.
Artists who performed at the ceremony include Nicki Minaj, Usher, Brown, Wale, G.O.O.D. Music, Y’Anna Crawley, Amber Bullock, Jessica Reedy and Melanie Fiona.
There was also a special tribute to Whitney Houston that included performances from Chaka Khan, Brandy, Monica and Houston’s mother Cissy Houston, who sang “Bridge Over Troubled Water.” The tribute also included appearances by Houston’s “Waiting to Exhale” co-stars Angela Bassett, Loretta Devine and Lela Rochon.
BET has produced countless memories with this show in the past — just three years ago, it provided an emotional tribute to the late “King of Pop” Michael Jackson in the days that followed his passing.
Check out the list of winners for the 2012 BET Awards.
Centric Award: Common
Best Group: The Throne (Jay-Z and Kanye West)
Best Actor: Kevin Hart, “Think Like a Man”
Best New Artist: Big Sean
Best Male R&B Artist: Chris Brown
Best Collaboration: Wale, featuring Miguel, “Lotus Flower Bomb”
Best Gospel: Yolanda Adams
Best Female R&B Artist: Beyonce
Best Female Hip-Hop Artist: Nicki Minaj
Lifetime Achievement Award: Maze, featuring Frankie Beverly
Video of the Year – The Throne featuring Otis Redding, “Otis”
Humanitarian Award – Reverend Al Sharpton
The American singer, who resides at Corinthian Hotel, was made to evacuate the building after the fire which was caused by a faulty television broke out and alarms went off.
Riri emerged from the hotel and made up her mind to spend some time on the streets as she tweeted pictures of herself and posting the comment: “Roamin da streets since 6am! Fyah in da telly.”
She got tired of staying on the streets; she boarded a taxi so she could sleep inside.
The official video for the last song (Celebrate) recorded by late whitney houston with co-star Jordin Sparks for their film, “Sparkle,” has been released. The ‘Celebrate’ video showcases Sparks and her co-stars enjoying an evening at home.
Although, the late Whitney Houston is absent in the video, but footage of her role in the movie is blended with video as she plays the single mother of an aspiring vocal trio (Sparks, Carmen Ejogo and Tika Sumpter).
The movie ‘Sparkle’ will be in theatres August 17. Watch the video below
Celebrity boxing promoter Damon Feldman revealed billionaire Alki David has offered to pay out a huge sum of $1 million to Chris Brown and Drake and give another $1 million to charity if they take part in a public fight as a continuation of the June 15 bottle-throwing incident at Manhattan’s W.i.P. night club that allegedly began when Drake taunted Chris Brown over Rihanna, who both men dated.
Boxing promoter Damon Feldman is trying to take part in a rematch from the June 15 bottle-throwing incident at Manhattan’s W.i.P. nighclub that allegedly began when Drake taunted Chris Brown over Rihanna, who both men dated. Feldman said that billionaire Alki David would pay each fighter $1 million and would donate an additional $1 million to charity.
He told the New York Daily News newspaper: “Obviously they have a grudge. It’s just three one-minute rounds. No one will get seriously hurt.” He said the pay-per-view event could be in Las Vegas or Los Angeles with a target date of Aug. 25. Feldman said he’d like Rihanna to participate in the proposed punch-fest.
The fight would be held either in Las Vegas or Los Angeles, and would be scheduled for August 25.
Although it is unlikely the fight would ever happen, but Feldman said he had an idea on how to make the event more interesting by having Rihanna as the ring girl,
Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth, a one man show by Former heavyweight champion Mike Tyson to recount the life of the face-tattooed star, including his fame, addictions and relationships is broadway-bound, the associated Press said yesterday.
The boxer’s one-man show will be brought to the Longacre Theater for a short run at the end of July, as a collaboration with acclaimed director Spike Lee.
In a white cocktail jacket and black slacks, Mike Tyson, the former heavyweight boxing champion, recounts punching people in the face outside of nightclubs and having sex with prostitutes. “I’m really an animal, guys, I’m just dressed up nice.”
Reviewing the original Las Vegas incarnation for time.com, Gary Andrew Poole said “It is all part of one of the more bizarre one-man shows ever staged on the Las Vegas strip, a production that also has the retired boxer gyrating and singing along to jazz tunes. But then for one moment, the narrative of the show takes on the promise of the American dream.”
Poole wrote that he hoped the show would get some revisions if it were to move to the Great White Way, and sure enough it’s due to receive some “tweaks” from director Spike Lee, who was not involved in the Vegas version. Even without having seen it, there’s at least one element we’re willing to bet will be different: the audience. The fight fans who get excited when Tyson yells about knocking “motherf—–s” out are very different from the stereotypical Broadway ticket-buyers—but we’ll know soon enough how the boxer fares with the new crowd.
Femi Kuti, son of the late legendary Afro-beat musician turns 50 on July 16, 2012. In this no holds bare interview with vanguard newspapers, the only Nigerian based musician ever to be nominated thrice at the Grammy opened up on the day to day challenges of sustaining the legacies left behind by his late father. He also speaks on his relationship with women and how he was able to overcome the pains of separating from his ex-wife Funke. Excerpts: Read more
The bottle-throwing fight heard ’round the world is still raging on.
Although Drake’s camp has said Meek Mill and not Drake was the one involved in the fight with Chris Brown, TMZ reports that Brown’s lawyer has apparently presented the NYPD with “physical evidence” which allegedly shows Drake was involved in the melee (also known in the rap world as snitching), while Brown himself spoke with detectives. Read more