Last week, Ellen DeGeneres introduced Tiffany Haddish to her idol, Oprah Winfrey, on live television, and there wasn’t a dry eye in the house. This time the tear-jerking talk show host had her sights set on repeated Academy Awards host Jimmy Kimmel.
Ellen started the show by admiring Kimmel for his empathetic nature, he in turn matched her adoration by thanking her for raising a million dollars for his son Billy,who was born with genetic heart disease and has already undergone two surgeries for the condition in his 10 months of life.
In December, the late-night host brought baby billy to on stage to advocate for the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP).
Unbeknownst to him, Ellen was not done spreading her generosity to little Billy. One of the rooms on the heart institute floor of the Los Angeles Children’s Hospital now bears a plaque honoring Billy Kimmel. Several of Billy’s nurses were even in the audience to witness the surprise.
Kimmel was so moved, he could only manage to mouth the words “Thank you,” and kiss DeGeneres on the cheek as he wiped away tears.
Big Brother awarded k-square (Khloe and K.Brule) with their third and final strike as a team yesterday which lead to their disqualification and immediate removal from the house.
Here are the reasons for their strikes:
“K. Brule attempted suicide”
Recall when K. Brule got drunk and jumped from the first floor? Yeah, that. He got a strike for that, and that marked the beginning of their strikes
Khloe called K-Brule’s mother a whore
Oh well, it’s all fun, banter and games till you call somebody’s mother a whore on live TV. This is what earned Khloe and K-Square a second strike. Apparently, K-Brule tried to kiss Leo, and Leo told Khloe. The head of house went got angry and in the process, she called K-Brule’s mother a whore.
K-Brule threatened to physically harm Khloe
One of the BBNaija rules is NO-physical assault. From the audition stage, if you show signs of physically-aggressive behavior, you won’t make it to the house. Therefore, when K-Brule almost hit Khloe, and had to be restrained by other housemates, Biggie had to issue a third strike.
Three strikes equals a disqualification even Khloe’s Head of House status couldn’t save her.
we sure will miss this pair in the house, Queen Koko Da’Silva and her single whala as well as K.Brule and his music.
Ellen DeGeneres rang in her 60th birthday on Saturday in the greatest way possible: surrounded by famous pals, delicious food and a lot of booze.
On her teusday show, DeGeneres joked that there was so much tequila present at her star-studded bash—which was thrown by her wife Portia de Rossi at The Lot Studios in West Hollywood—that she thinks she may be responsible for the . looming world-wide shortage of the alcohol.
“I came into work on Monday and I saw the headlines and I thought, ‘Oops, I think I’m responsible for that. I think that’s my fault,’ ” she joked.
The talk show host had an inkling that one of her guests was the main culprit, too. “I don’t want to blame anyone in particular but I saw someone sitting at the bar drinking all night long,” she said. “I’ll just give her first name: Oprah. Yeah, you can figure out which Oprah it was.”
Notable guests like Reese Witherspoon, Adele, Chrissy Teigen, John Legend, amy Schumer, Bruno Mars, Melissa McCarthy and Jennifer Aniston, also noshed on party food catered by chef Tal Ronnen of Crossroad restaurant in Los Angeles.
Thanks, Tal Ronnen at @Crossroads, for the incredible food at my party. People were raving about the Impossible Burgers.
“Here’s a money saving tip for you: don’t hire a band, invite all your musician friends,” she shared on Tuesday’s episode of The Ellen DeGeneres Show. “It turns out they’ll just perform for free—especially when there’s Don Julio involved.
During her interview on “The Tonight Show” starring Jimmy Fallon actress Dakota Johnson was asked about a viral moment from the 2018 Golden Globes.
The cameras caught Johnson watching Angelina Jolie while Jennifer Aniston was on stage presenting.
Johnson was quick to point out that she wasn’t the only person looking at Jolie.
According to Johnson, she might have been looking at the kids from “Stranger Things,” who were sitting nearby, since she’s a fan of the show.
The supposed feud between Jolie and Aniston is well-known by people, including celebrities in Hollywood, and the two actresses aren’t often seen attending the same event.
During the 2018 Golden , one of the viral moments involved Dakota Johnson seemingly looking at Angelina Jolie when Jenifer Aniston was Presenting an award — and now Johnson is explaining what was really happening.
While appearing on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,” the 28-year-old actress started off by saying that although it looks like she was staring at Jolie, who was sitting at the same table as her, she wasn’t the only one. Johnson noted that Armie Hammer’s wife, Elizabeth Chambers, was also doing the same thing.
“But so is Armie’s wife,” Johnson said. “I’m not the only one. Elizabeth is very blatantly looking at her like, ‘What is she going to do?” and I was trying to be sly about it.”
Fallon and Johnson started analyzing a photo from the moment, and Johnson suggested that perhaps she wasn’t looking at Jolie.
“Truthfully, I don’t think that I was really actually looking at her,” she said. “If you look really closely at the angle of my eyes, they’re over here,” Johnson said, gesturing to another direction not seen in the photo.
According to Johnson, she might have been looking at a nearby table filled with the stars from “Stranger Things.” Johnson admitted that she’s a fan of the show and its young actors, and was trying to take a sneaky video of them to send to her friend during the Golden Globes.
At the Golden Globes, all eyes were on Aniston and Jolie. Aniston, who is currently married to Justin Theroux was married to Brad Pitt from July 2000 to October 2005. The couple had an extravagant wedding, attended red carpets together, and Pitt even guest starred on an episode of “friends”They were the biggest Hollywood power couple at the time.
But in early 2005, the couple’s split was announced. It was speculated that Pitt’s relationship with Jolie, who played his wife in the 2005 movie “Mr. and Mrs. Smith,” was one of the factors that contributed to Pitt and Aniston’s divorce.
Pitt and Jolie went public with their relationship in 2006 and in August 2014, Pitt and Jolie got married . The couple have six children together.
Jolie filed for a divorce in september, 2016. The actress has since discussed her life as a single mum in an interview with “Vanity Fair”
Given the highly publicized history surrounding Pitt, Jolie, and Aniston, it’s not surprising that people (even fellow Hollywood stars, like Johnson) can’t help but see what happens whenever the stars attend the same event.
She is believed to be over six months pregnant with her first child.
And Kylie Jenner fans went wild over a snap that saw the 20-year-old reality star show off her maternal side as she cradled baby Dream, the daughter of her brother Rob Kardashian and his ex-girlfriend Blac Chyna.
The 20-year-old appeared completely at ease with the newborn, now one, as she cradled her in her arms in the throwback Snapchat, which was posted on a fan account. The picture captioned “#Throwback with #Dream I can’t wait for #minikylie,”
After the long suspension that has been going on for months about Kardashian sister Khloe being pregnant, the TV star has finally confirmed to it.
It’s official! Khloé Kardashian 33,and boyfriend Tristan Thompson 26, are expecting their first child together, the reality star confirmed this news sharing an image on instagram.
The Kardashian wrote on her instagram page along side a bump picture saying;
“My greatest dream realized,”. “We are having a baby! I had been waiting and wondering but God had a plan all along. He knew what He was doing. I simply had to trust in Him and be patient.”
She continued, “I still at times can’t believe that our love created life! Tristan, thank you for loving me the way that you do! Thank you for treating me like a Queen! Thank you for making me feel beautiful at all stages! Tristan, most of all, Thank you for making me a MOMMY!!! You have made this experience even more magical than I could have envisioned! I will never forget how wonderful you’ve been to me during this time! Thank you for making me so happy my love!”
“Thank you to everyone for the love and positive vibes! I know we’ve been keeping this [quiet] but we wanted to enjoy this between our family and close friends as long as we could privately. To enjoy our first precious moments just us. Thank you all for understanding. I am so thankful, excited, nervous, eager, overjoyed and scared all in one! But it’s the best bundle of feelings I’ve ever felt in my life!”
The eagerly anticipated event, which sold out a month to the date, commenced with a bevy of celebrities striking poses on the red carpet.
The grand world premiere of The Elfike Collective’s latest movie release, The Wedding Party 2: Destination Dubai, held at the Eko Hotel & Suites on Saturday, December 10, 2017.
The theme for the night was “Arabian Chic and celebrities, including Banky W and Adesua Etomi, as well as Sola Sobowale, Ali Baba and host of others, turned up in super stylish ensembles that typified Arabian culture.
The theme reflected in the clothing, and the entire setting had the Arabian swag feel with Persian carpets and gold ornaments adorning the lounges and waiting areas.
The show, which has had five successful seasons in Nigeria, Kenya, and South Africa, focuses on real issues affecting young people and tells hard-hitting stories that revolve around contraception, sexual health, family planning and social issues.
The auditions will be open from 9am until 6pm. Participants will be required to provide one Head Shot photograph (Minimum size 4×6 inches) and a form of photo identification, such as a Passport, Driver’s License, National ID Card or Student ID Card.
Hopefuls are advised to arrive early, to guarantee their spot, as the audition will be held for one day only.
Budding actors & actresses who are unable to attend the physical audition need not worry as they can also submit a short video audition on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter using the hashtag #MTVShugaAudition. A script will be available on www.mtvshuga.com. The online auditions will be open from Friday 28 July to Wednesday 23 August 2017.
MTV Shuga, which aims to champion and exhibit Nigerian talent, is a multi-sectorial partnership that involves the MTV Staying Alive Foundation and is supported by MTV Base Africa, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the US Government and various UN agencies and NGOs.
MTV Shuga would-be actors will be judged by a diverse range of industry experts and selected based on their acting skills and originality.
MTV Shuga, which is commissioned by the MTV Staying Alive Foundation, has helped exceptional actors like Oscar winning Kenyan actress Lupita Nyong’o and Emmanuel Ikubese jumpstart their careers. Previous stars to have come through the public auditions include Samkelisiwe Makhoba, who showcased her talents in the leading role of ‘Khensani’ in MTV Shuga: Down South.
Audition winners will join returning cast members Sharon Ezeamaka, Timini Egbuson and Jemima Osunde on set for the new season.
Speaking on the auditions for the upcoming series and plans to discover new MTV Shuga stars in Nigeria, the Executive Director of the MTV Staying Alive Foundation and Senior Vice President of Social Responsibility for Viacom International, Georgia Arnold said:
“We are excited to bring back the public auditions for the brand-new season of MTV Shuga. Nigeria has one of the most vibrant movie and television industries in the world, which is a testament to the amazing acting talent available in the country and our aim is to find another star through these auditions.”
MTV Shuga has been proven to have a positive impact. A World Bank evaluation in Nigeria of MTV Shuga found that the show has the power to influence the sexual and reproductive health decisions of millennials. Double the number who watched the show got tested for HIV than those who had not.
The study also showed a 58% reduction in chlamydia among females who had watched MTV Shuga.
The sixth and seventh seasons of MTV Shuga will premiere on MTV Base (DStv Channel 322) and BET (DStv channel 129), as well as MTV networks and other third party broadcasters around the world in 2018.
It was a gathering of like minds and atmosphere replete with networking amidst knowledge acquisition as Chief Executive Officers (CEO) of leading Media/Production outfits across the country assembled for their 2017 annual Electronic Media Content Owners Association of Nigeria (EMCOAN) CEO Business Seminar at the ADNA Hotel, GRA, Ikeja on 23rd, March, 2017.
EMCOAN the umbrella body of Chief Executives Officers (CEOs) of Content Owners in Nigeria, especially over 85% of content/programmes on TV, Radio and Online in Nigeria, with members across the country took another bold step in ensuring that her members are better equipped with the Media/Broadcast Industry trends/development .
Three facilitators took turn after each other dishing out thought-provoking and very educative perspectives as regards the media/broadcast industry and legality involved within the laws of the land.
The first speaker, Mrs. Ijeoma Onah (Content Aggregator) was very apt with the topic : Successful Distribution of Local Content on International Scale- Challenges & Opportunities as she pointed out that “more than before in the history of the industry, content distribution opportunities and network to succeed are opening, stakeholders just need to tap into it and make the best out of it despite all the challenges” she concluded. There was a tea break where interaction and networking took place before the second speaker.
Also, re-iterating the importance of maximizing the film content vis-a-vis the massive boom in theatrical releases across the country was Mr. Moses Babatope, the ED/COO, FilmHouse Cinemas and FilmOne Distribution. Mr. Babatope alongside Ijeoma answered numerous questions and gave a lot of insight with facts and figures as regards theatrical releases and its box office grosses in Nigeria. He stated the importance of producing local content via a very strong Nigeria story yet making it global in terms of technicalities, publicity, marketing and brand management for a wider audience.
The President of EMCOAN, Mrs. Debbie Odutayo in her words said, “this has been very illuminating and very deep. Ours is an industry that evolves every other minute, hence, we need to be in tune with development and best practices globally. I wish to state that this annual EMCOAN CEO Business Seminar is one of the several initiatives of the current outgoing leadership, we hope that it can only get better with the new leadership coming in, she averred.
The last session was handled by Barr. Obianuju Otudor- Senior Associate, Punuka Attorneys & Solicitors where she spoke on Intellectual Property Matters, Brand Protection & Anti-Counterfeiting. Often times, as content owners, she reiterated the importance of not taking things like brand logos, proper documentation, usage of location etc for granted especially when filming or shooting different productions, if all these are not properly done, such little things can lead to litigations that can take a deep cut or hole off the content owners purse. She reeled out laws governing intellectual property in Nigeria and how most industrial players are still very ignorant of them, hence, falling into unnecessary traps here and there.
The Chairman, Programme Committee of EMCOAN, Mr. Paul Igwe (MD/CEO, Whitestone Cinemas) in his elated mood said ” we want to thank the three speakers whom we have drank from their intellectual reservoir of knowledge, we hope you guys will heed our call whenever we call upon you for similar endeavors” he postulated.
The CEO Seminar had in attendance CEOs like EMCOAN Board of Trustee Chairman in person of Mr. Wale Adenuga MFR and the Chairman, WAP & WAP TV, Mrs. Debbie Odutayo (Executive Director, Royal Roots Studios/R2TV & R2FM), Mr. Opa Williams (MD), Asiwaju Benson Akindeju (CEO, AK Media), Mrs. Jibe Ologeh (MD/CEO, JYB TV & R-Wells Media Ltd) amongst many other CEOs and participants.