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Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire & Amitabh Bachchan (His First Feature In A Hollywood Movie) Star In Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby - Watch Trailer: Directed By Baz Luhrmann


Amitabh Bachchan will be seen sharing screen with Leonardo DiCaprio and Tobey Maguire in The Great Gatsby, directed by Baz Luhrmann. This is the first time the Bollywood legendary actor will featured in a Hollywood movie.

In the film, Big B plays Meyer Wolfsheim. The superstar is seen doing a small cameo: “I play Meyer Wolfsheim for about a few seconds… yaa…by the time you look down on your popcorn to pick another morsel, I’d be gone from the film… he he… kinda short service,” Big B posted on his blog, bigb.bigadda.com.

The Great Gatsby is an adaptation of Scott Fitzgerald’s book of the same name. DiCaprio plays the titular protagonist in the film. 


Watch the trailer below



Eva - High (See The First Official Video From The Beautiful & Talented Nigerian Rapper)

Janet Jackson Covers Prevention Magazine - July 2012 & Talks About Her Public Battle With Weight, Health Scares & More.


Janet Jackson looked gorgeous on the the cover of Prevention magazine, July 2012 issue, on news stands now. Check out some highlights from the interview...

On her public weight losses and gains: “I think people really connect with the idea of someone who’s gained and lost weight in this very public way, and also someone who’s an emotional eater. Chocolate, cake, caramel apples—there aren’t many things I don’t love.”

On how her friends keep her healthy: “Knowing I have these problems with body image, I ask my friends and family to tell me when I’ve lost too much too. Because I will continue to pick on myself, like all women do, and say, You need to [lose] more here, more there.”

On the health scares she’s managed to avoid: “Health was always a concern. When I gained weight in 2005, my nutritionist was very worried. I was close to having diabetes. Even when I lost it [and] then gained quite a bit back, there was always the thought of heart disease.”

On being a role model for her niece Paris: “We’ve spoken about the fact that you’re only a child once. I think there’s a time for everything, and now is not the time [to act in films],” she said. “I told her I thought she should enjoy being a kid, possibly go to college-or not-but wait till she turns 18. She’s a very tough, smart girl. But it’s a cutthroat industry. I wouldn’t want my child to do it.”

Her workout regimen: “I don’t like to work out, and I get bored easily. Tony Martinez [her trainer] is great. He comes up with something new all the time. There are times when I don’t want to run on the beach, but he knows I love sports, so he’ll bring a football—or I’m just like a dog with a tennis ball. When I’m getting ready for a tour, I’ll work out with the dancers. He’ll put us in teams, and we’ll do all sorts of drills and races.”

On how she feels about herself today: “I honestly don’t even know what size I am. Now it’s about looking in the mirror and saying, I feel good. I feel healthy.”

Continue On ... Prevention Magazine

Kimye Need To Get A Room...Fast!!!


Kimye couldn't keep their hands off each other, as they embarked on a very public display of affection and Kim passionately kissed her man in full view of the cameras at a party held at the Gotha Club.

Kim, who was at the Cannes Film Festival with Kanye, turned up to support him at the premiere of his new film, Cruel Summer. 

Okay Kimye...we believe you, buh...get a room guys! Lol!!!






Will Smith (Rap) Vs Gary Barlow (Keyboard) On Graham Norton's Show Performing 'The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air' - Who Did It For You?

Go Gary!!! Lol. Seriously, who can remember all the words of 'The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air' without cheating? The audience were reading the words from an autocue. Hehehe... 


Watch the hilarious competition below:

Charly Boy’s Attorneys Give National Mirror, Daily Independent 72 Hours To Retract Gay Story.


Charlyboy & his wife, Lady Di.

If there is one thing that Charles Oputa, AKA Charlyboy is known for, it’s his silence over people’s opinion about his personality brand. He hardly ever picks up court cases against publishers and publishing companies for any kind of story speculated against him or his brand. However, one is shocked at the step he has taken so far towards redressing the latest gay story syndicated across newspapers in the country. This time, Charlyboy has decided to use National Mirror and Daily Independent as scape-goats, and as a warning signal to other newspapers that syndicate stories without due verification.




It was said that the National Mirror and Daily Independent as well as other newspapers have on Saturday, 26th May circulated a story indicating that Charlyboy, in an interview admitted being gay and leader of Nigerian Illuminati, quoting one Danfo Newspaper. This news trending the internet for over two days has been confirmed to be false by Charlyboy as he opined that he never granted any of such interview.              




Charlyboy who had on Monday morning declared on twitter that he would be suing for the malicious news formulated to dent his image by the National Mirror and daily independent said “I read with total dismay in Saturday mirror newspaper that I am gay and head of Illuminati… I have never sued before...but this time....”


The statement that generated a lot of comment from his curious fans and followers on twitter and other social sites was immediately followed by a release from his press Secretary, Adoyi Abah Ali who had exclusively told journalists that his boss was filling for libel. 


It was gathered that Adoyi had earlier in the day written to the Publisher of National Mirror Steve Ayorinde, drawing his attention to the said publication. In the letter tagged “Re-I’m Gay- Charlyboy” Adoyi had blamed Steve for allowing such story to be used under his watch considering his experience in journalism. He had asserted that the brand managers would ensure that National Mirror and its allies are punished for stating an opinion as though it was a fact. The letter reads;


“Dear Steve,


Re-I’m Gay “-Charlyboy”


I write to draw your attention to a story released on your paper on Sunday, 26th May, 2012 titled” I’m Gay-Charlyboy".


I’m well aware of how close you have been with the charlyboy brand since the past 25 years, and how grounded you have been in relation to the Charlyboy persona. This invariably shows that you have been able to follow the Charlyboy Brand all through your career in the field of journalism. Such display of interest and continuous curiosity to know more about the mission, vision and the character of the brand is worth commending. This is in exception of your positive contribution to the brand since the inception of your paper (National Mirror).


However, I’m a little disappointed that under your watch, such irresponsible and malicious story with such screaming headline could be published, maybe in the bid to draw traffic or encourage readership of your paper. I’m simply amazed! 


What amazes me the most is your little understanding of the character of the Charlyboy brand and the reason with which it was established. You of all people should know that if truly he is gay, he would have been the first person to come out, screaming on top of his voice, even in market places defending gay rights. He wouldn’t have needed any newspaper to fight the authority over his right. Yes, you and I know that, yet you let the story out without much consideration on its effect on the brand that mentors young people.


I’m pained not because a rumour was just speculated that CB is gay and head of Illuminati in Nigeria, but I’m touched due to the fact that you called it a “confession” through a fictitious interview that was never published in your paper or any other paper. If you could conclude that he is gay because of an interview culled from another paper, you should have balanced the story by insisting on hearing the other side. You are respected in the Charlyboy organization as one of the few credible journalists. 


We are aware of your fight in the past for integrity and respect, so it is obvious why I can’t hide my disappointment that this irresponsible journalism happened under your watch, in the most unprofessional manner. 


Anyway, I should hope that you have a copy of the original 
interview granted by the Areafada where he admitted being gay on tape.


On our own part, we cannot control people’s opinion in a matter such as this, but to have come out to state categorically that Charlyboy granted an interview in relation to this issue is not only scandalous, but ‘human slaughter’. Your paper has gone beyond the boundaries, and would have to answer some basic questions as to how this story got to it. At the moment, one can only believe that Charlyboy’s interview is presently on tape and on your desk as claimed.


I would like to remind you again that the brand is a seasoned Journalist and understands the minutiae of Journalism and cannot be rubbished by any newspaper.


Having said this, I want to assure you that the Management of the brand will definitely ask questions in order to avert such libelous story in future, because this recklessness in journalism must stop!


Yours Faithfully,
Adoyi Abah Ali ( CB Press Secretary)”


In a related development, Charlyboy’s Attorneys led by a renowned entertainment and radical lawyer, Barrister Ope Banwo have written to both National Mirror and Daily Independent demanding a retraction of the said story within the next 72 hours or face the consequence of the law. 


The attorneys who said the story was a clear case of deliberate and malicious attempt to malign and injure the reputation of their client, Charles Oputa, known as Charlyboy among all reasonable people in the industry and the society at large, said national Mirror and Daily Independent must retract the story before the expiration of 72 hours.
The letter reads; 


“Dear Sir,

RE: COMPLAINT ABOUT YOUR LIBELLIOUS PUBLICATION IN YOUR NEWSPAPER OF 26TH MAY 2012 TITLED: “CHARLEYBOY CONFESSES HE IS GAY AND HEAD OF ILLUMINATI”

We are attorneys and solicitors to Charles Oputa, a/k/a Charly Boy, (hereinafter referred to as our Client) and on whose instruction and behalf we write concerning the above subject:


1. Our client’s attention has been drawn to the publication in the May 26th, 2012 edition of your Newspaper in which your newspaper published under very bold caption,
“CHARLEY BOY CONFESSES HE IS GAY AND HEAD OF ILLUMINATI”. 
This patently false and malicious publication was published under very bold caption and widely circulated across the country both hard copies and online publications.


2. This widely read false and unsubstantiated report, falsely, maliciously and without any regard for the truth of any facts, published in your Newspaper alleges several untrue statements about our Client which we believe were deliberately and maliciously calculated to impugn on his reputation and brand as one of the major figures in the entertainment industry.
3. The offending publication contained several untrue and unverified reports about our client with specific references to imaginary stories and nonexistent facts as no specific interview was referred to in the said publication which states as follows:


a. That Charles Oputa has confessed to be gay. Your report states: “Controversial Maverick entertainment personality, Charles Oputa, better known as Charley Boy, has set another record with his confession that he is gay. By so confessing, he becomes only the second public known gay man in Nigeria….Those who know CB well however say he’s not someone who likes being a follower. He’s always a leader in everything he does and he’s now ready to take his rightful leadership position in the gay world”. 
This aspect of your report is patently false and malicious in the extreme because nothing even remotely resembling what you reported ever happened.

b. That your report further states that our Client made this declaration in YOUR imaginary interview for he never granted any interview as such: in any event your report fails to state when and where the interview was granted which further confirms the story to be imaginary. Your reports states as follows:


“In an interview with a new publication, Danfo Express, CB declared that he is gay and not ashamed of being gay” 
c. Again there is no doubt that this is a clear case of deliberate act to ruin the hard earned reputation of our client by your publication particularly the brand which he has built and nurtured for decades.

d. Further to the above, you also deliberately turned your opinion into facts, albeit unsubstantiated, and thus in a bid to seek public attention and make money out of same, recklessly and maliciously published demeaning and untrue story about our Client with an intention to ruin his reputation. Specifically, your report of 26th May 2012 on your Newspaper further states “ …Even as he made other disclosure about himself, he didn’t forget to add that he is the head of the Illuminati in Nigeria, the same illuminati that people accuse Jay – Z, D ‘Banj AND Don Jazzy of being members and they keep deny-ing membership. While his audacious revelations might seem like a publicity stunt on his part, let’s not forget the saying ‘there’s no smoke with- out fire’ For CB to say all these things about himself there must be an element of truth in them...” 

e. Again there is no truth whatsoever to the report that Our Client ever declared that he’s head of Illuminati. As the characteristic of your disregard for truth of any story, you did not bother to verify this either with our Client assuming without conceding that such an interview was ever granted, which was not the case anyway.

4. The total content of the report as well as the criminally careless and irresponsible manner it was reported by your Newspaper and even published same online showed a clear case of deliberate and malicious attempt to malign and injure the reputation of our client, Charles Oputa, known as Charley Boy among all reasonable people in the industry and the society at large, since the report was FALSE IN ITS ENTIRETY and without any iota of truth.

5. For your information, Our Client never granted any interview nor did he declare that he’s gay or head of Illuminati whatsoever. The idea and your opinion that Our Client declared that he’s gay and head of Illuminati is not only a figment of your reporters’ imagination but a most blatant example of ‘yellow journalism’, since the report did not interview or quote anybody on the matter before rushing to print.

6. Your over-eager, lazy and disturbingly careless reporter could have ascertained the simple fact of when and where the alleged interview was granted and thereafter by making serious attempts to contact our Client or brand company, even if it is only by phone. Our Client has all his contacts available in many publications and on the internet. He has a robust website as well as a very famous face book page through which you could have sent him messages. How your Newspaper could claim to fairly report on unsubstantiated interview that NEVER happened is beyond the imagination of any rational thinking person. The only conclusion that a reasonable person can draw from your totally biased and malicious report is that it was a calculated attempt to malign the professional integrity and reputation of our client.

7. This malicious report by your newspaper is not only FALSE IN ALL ITS MATERIAL PARTICULARS, the circumstances and careless manner of the publication also shows that your newspaper had no regard for the truth of the subject matter contained in the report. The report was published by your newspaper without ANYBODY FROM YOUR COMPANY EVEN BOTHERING TO INTERVIEW OUR CLIENT.

8. Your Newspaper was no doubt aware of the incalculable and irreparable damage that such a publication could have on our Client’s hard earned reputation particularly his brand which is one of the most famous brands in the entertainment industry. Yet nobody bothered to investigate the matter or deemed it necessary to get the reactions of our Client who was directly and adversely affected by the said report. Your act in this regards no doubt establishes a clear case of malicious defamation of our client reputation.

9. Our client has already started feeling the negative effects of the malicious and untrue publication made against him by your Newspaper particularly the negative comments received from commentators vide your online publications of the said demeaning and defamatory reports about our client. 

10. Our client’s reputation and integrity as a figure in the entertainment industry has therefore been seriously maligned and irreparable injury suffered as a result of the careless, malicious and irresponsible reporting of your newspaper and its editor. This injury is certain to continue unless your newspaper publishes a timeous and prominent retraction of its unverified story immediately.

11. In view of the irreparable damage our client has already suffered as a result of the publication in question, he has hereby instructed us to make the following DEMANDS on his behalf in order for him to resolve this matter without dragging your newspaper, and its editors, before the courts for appropriate compensation for Libel:

a. You must publish an immediate retraction of that report in the same prominent manner as the original report in at least 3 publications of your newspaper with at least one of those retractions to be in the FRONT PAGE and same page that first published the falsehood within the next 72 HOURS OF THE DATE OF THIS LETTER.

b. A formal Letter of Apology to our client by your newspaper and the reporter on your company’s letterhead sincerely apologizing for your grave error in putting his reputation at risk.

c. A fair offer of compensation and reparation for the damage already done to his reputation and future injuries that he would continue to suffer from the false publication since it is not everybody that will have the opportunity to read the retraction when published and some people already formed an opinion that may not change even with a retraction. 

Please be informed that should our client’s demands enumerated above not be complied with within 7-days of this letter (with the exclusion of demand A which states 72 HOURS), we would be forced to initiate action in the High Court against your newspaper and its editors for malicious libel and this will be done without any further notice to you. 


We are determined to fight the increasing incidents of irresponsible journalism as illustrated by this unverified, uninvestigated and malicious reporting all in an effort to boost your newspaper’s readership base and make profit at the expense of a national figure such as our client.


Please take further note that should your organization refuse to accept responsibility and show sincere remorse by publishing acceptable retraction as demanded above within the time allowed, We would be seeking N1, 000, 000, 000.00 (One Billion Naira Only) in damages for malicious libel against your editors, writers and the Newspaper jointly and severally.


It is our hope that you will demonstrate sufficient remorse over this grave error and endeavour to convince our client that your malicious publication against him was not a deliberate preconceived attempt to destroy our client’s reputation and career by complying with the demands above within the time given. You are advised to allow reason to prevail as you already know that our client is fully and well prepared to fight this just cause to a positive conclusion. 

Yours faithfully

Dr. Ope Banwo [LL.B, B.L, LL.M, PH.D]
BANWO & IGBOKWE, LCC
(ATTORNEYS - AT – LAW)
07066482753
07058847012 




Ehen, una don enter! This is slander and good on Charlyboy for finally deciding to take action. This liar liar barawo"staff" should be fished out and handed to the police.



Fathia Balogun Proves She Is Still One Sexy Chicka In This Sizzling Photo Shoot - Check Her Out!!!

Sexy mother and actress, Fathia Balogun, is one hot chicka.

The Delta State born actress, recently proved that she's still got it going on, in this beautiful photo shoot.

Yeah baby!!!



Erm...pass the mic wedges mehn   ;)

Um...these wedges are made for my walking :D 




















Gbedu By Helen Paul - Seriously, This Is A Tune!!! (Listen, Download & Watch: Directed By The Talented Akin Alabi)


The comedienne, actress, dancer, compere, playwright and  on-air personality, Helen Paul's music debut is a HIT! The beautiful mother of one has just unveiled her new single “Gbedu".




It is refreshing to see the lovely Helen Paul's first stint at singing come out so cool; but then again, it isn't that surprising, as she chose the talented Akin Alabi (who directed the video) to work with. I am particularly proud of Akin, as he is my good friend's brother and is one of the reasons I am so pleased that I chose music as my main charitable contribution to the entertainment industry.


Remember, if you are an undiscovered musician, an upcoming musician, a popular musician...it doesn't matter who you are...I don't know more than half the musicians that are showcased on E4 PR's platform, please feel free to keep sending in your material and if you don't see it (although we hardly forget), please send us a gentle reminder. 


Well done to  Helen Paul, Akin Alabi and the rest of the people that worked hard to make this song a success.

Listen to Helen Paul – Gbedu


If you missed our comical, musical, wedding post on Jennifer - by brothers, Midnight Crew's Mike Abdul and comedian 1st Bon, also directed by the talented Akin Alabi, produced by Flo and starring Helen Paul and Ayo Badmus, check it out here: Impressive Combo Of Nollywood & Nigerian Musical Superstars   

Will Smith Tells David Letterman Why He 'Slapped' Reporter Who Tried To Kiss Him On The Mouth: "They said, 'we're sorry it's just he's schtick.' And I said, 'well that's why his ass got schtuck"! (Watch Videos)



Did you watch the funny, but weird, video of Will Smith giving a reporter a gentle warning brush 'slap' for trying to kiss him on the mouth? If not, here is a brief report on the incident, as narrated by Vibe: 


Perhaps the most entertaining highlight of last week was the report and video of actor, Will Smith, 'slapping' a reporter in the face for trying to kiss him. Not only was it's timing perfect (Men in Black 3 hits theaters this Friday), but it was just even more amusing to watch someone of his stature lose his cool.



Smith stopped by David Letterman and the two discussed what exactly happened:."They said, 'we're sorry it's just he's schtick.' And I said, 'well that's why his ass got schtuck"!

Source: Vibe

Lmao!!! It really was awkward...maybe it was a publicity stunt on the reporter's part cos I don't geddit. That wasn't even a real slap anyway...it was more of a 'back off' warning. lol! People can be so dramatic. 

Watch Will's interview clip with David Letterman below:
And if you missed the 'kiss n' slap" video, watch it below:

Wizkid & Ice Prince Elated At Being Nominated For Best International Act: Africa, For The 2012 BET Awards.


Nigerian musical superstars, Wizkid and Iceprince, have been nominated for the 2012 edition of Black Entertainment Television (BET) Awards holding on 1st July, 2012, at the Shrine Auditorium, in Los Angeles. The award will be hosted by top US actor, Samuel L. Jackson.

Nicki Minaj and Chris Brown would be performing at the awards. There would also be a tribute for late US singer, Whitney Houston.

You may recall as well, that our very own D'banj and 2Face Idibia, are past BET award winners.


Wizkid and Iceprince reacted to their nominations via twitter thus:

A joyous Wizkid stated, "big shoutout to my fans, my family, my team, EME/Konvict and my manager. We [are] making it happen. God bless you all!

An equally joyful Iceprince, could also not hide his excitement on his recognition by BET. The Jos bred Choc City/Loopy Records artiste first of all marvelled, "Wow! Big shoutout and congratz to my whole management team and label!! Chocolate City, CBN, Loopy."

His appreciation evident, Iceprince further stated, "shout out to Nigerian DJs, we [are] getting there."Shout out to the whole BET Team! Thanks for recognising the African Music scene and giving it a platform. Shout out to all the blogs, media houses, music stores, promoters, DJs, everybody!

Yet in another sober reflection, Iceprince continued, "this excitement is real! 
Sad there is a limit to how much noise I can make in a transit hotel! I wish they were both alive to hear this news! But God knows best [than] I know"

And finally, in a show of love to other nominees in his category, Iceprince declared, "big congrats to the other nominees, especially the once in the same category [with me]! We all [have to] see each other grow".




Awwww...bless!!!



Check out  the full nominees' list below:



Best Female R&B Artist
Marsha Ambrosius
Beyoncé
Mary J. Blige
Melanie Fiona
Rihanna


Best Male R&B Artist
Chris Brown
Bruno Mars
Miguel
Trey Songz
Usher


Best Male Hip-Hop Artist
Big Sean
Drake
J. Cole
Lil Wayne
Rick Ross
Young Jeezy


Best Female Hip-Hop Artist
Nicki Minaj
Diamond
Trina
Brianna Perry


Best Group
Bad Meets Evil
Diddy-Dirty Money
Maybach Music Group
Mindless Behavior
The Throne


Best New Artist
A$AP Rocky
Big Sean
Diggy
Future
Meek Mill


Best Collaboration
Beyoncé ft J. Cole – “Party””
Big Sean ft Kanye West & Roscoe Dash –
“Marvin & Chardonnay”
DJ Khaled ft Drake, Rick Ross, and Lil Wayne
– “I’m On One”
Drake ft Lil Wayne and Tyga – “The Motto”
The Throne ft Otis Redding – “Otis”
Wale ft Miguel – “Lotus Flower Bomb”


Video of the Year
Beyoncé – “Countdown”
Beyoncé – “Love on Top”
Jay-Z & Kanye West – “Ni**as in Paris”
Jay-Z & Kanye West – “Otis”
Usher – “Climax”


Video Director of the Year
Beyoncé and Alan Ferguson
Benny Boom
Chris Brown and Godfrey Tabarez
Kanye West
Hype Williams


Best Gospel
Yolanda Adams
Kim Burrell
James Fortune & FIYA
Fred Hammond
Trin-I-Tee 5:7


Young Stars Award
Astro
Diggy
Jacob Latimore
Keke Palmer
Willow Smith


Viewers’ Choice Award
Drake ft Lil Wayne & Tyga – “The Motto”
Beyoncé – “Love onTop”
Chris Brown – “Turn Up the Music”
Mindless Behavior – “Hello”
The Throne ft Otis Redding – “Otis”
Wale ft Miguel – “Lotus Flower Bomb”


Centric Award
Common
Estelle
Robert Glasper
Robin Thicke
Tyrese


Best International Act: U.K.
Estelle
Labrinth
Emeli Sande
Sway
Wretch 32


Best International Act: Africa
Camp Mulla (Kenya)
Ice Prince (Nigeria)
Lira (South Africa)
Mokobe (Mali)
Sarkodie (Ghana)
Wizkid (Nigeria)


Best Actress
Angela Bassett
Viola Davis
Taraji P. Henson
Regina King
Zoe Saldana


Best Actor
Don Cheadle
Common
Idris Elba
Kevin Hart
Denzel Washington


Best Movie
Good Deeds
Jumping the Broom
Laugh at My Pain
Red Tails
The Help


Sportswoman of the Year
Skylar Diggins
Candace Parker
Brittney Griner
Serena Williams
Venus Williams


Sportsman of the Year
Carmelo Anthony
Kobe Bryant
LeBron James
Victor Cruz
Kevin Durant