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Jackie Chan’s teenage daughter announces that she is a lesbian, confirms relationship (PHOTOS)

Jackie Chan’s teenage daughter announces that she is a lesbian, confirms relationship (PHOTOS)

Etta and her mother with Jackie Chan

Popular martial arts experts, Jackie Chan’s estranged 17-year old daughter, Etta Ng has come out to publicly admit that she is a lesbian after she shared a photo of herself in front of a rainbow background, with hashtags: ‘#lgbtqai#lgbt #lesbian #androgynous’ in a post she shared on Instagram last week. Not only that, she also confirmed she is in a romantic relationship with 30-year-old social media influencer, Andi Autumn.

Jackie Chan’s teenage daughter announces that she is a lesbian, confirms relationship (PHOTOS)

Etta disclosed afterwards that she was ‘speechless’ at how much support she received following her revelation after growing up with a lot of ‘negativity and close mindedness’ throughout her life.

Jackie Chan’s teenage daughter announces that she is a lesbian, confirms relationship (PHOTOS)

Etta and Andi

Sharing the above photo, she wrote:

I am in awe at the amount of support and love poured my way. I am speechless at how followers went to my Girlfriend @andiautumn and my account to show us both so much positivity. People all over the world have been rooting us on as Hong Kong media continues to mock.
I’ve grown up in a world of negativity and close mindedness but I am at that point where I realise that I can use my experience to tell my truths and help others just like me. Thankfully I’ve grown since the days I was powerless and uncertain what the world has for me. Thank you for the enormous outpour of love and acceptance.

Etta’s mother, Elaine Ng Yi-Lei, a former Miss Asia who had a brief affair with Jackie Chan in the late 90s.

In 2015, the teenager who lives in Hong Kong confirmed she is estranged from the movie star and doesn’t feel as though he is her father.

He is not my dad. I have no feelings for him. He is my biological father but he is not in my life. ‘He never existed in my life. I will never regard him as a father. ‘I would not say that he is my dad. I would say, ‘Oh, Jackie Chan, an actor’.

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Meet Aleksandra Chichikova, winner of the 2017 ‘Miss world wheelchair’ (PHOTOS)

Meet Aleksandra Chichikova, winner of the 2017 'Miss world wheelchair' pageant (PHOTOS)

After successfully hosting four editions of Miss Poland wheelchair, the organizers decided to go global to hold the first ever Miss World wheelchair beauty pageant.

The event which held on Saturday, October 7 in Warsaw, Poland saw Aleksandra Chichikova, a 23-year-old psychology and social pedagogy student from Belarus, emerge winner.

Meet Aleksandra Chichikova, winner of the 2017 'Miss world wheelchair' pageant (PHOTOS)

AP says the organization, Only One foundation founded by two disabled women, held the event in an effort to change people’s perceptions about people with disabilities and they had representatives from 24 countries across the globe.

Lebohang Monyatsi from South Africa was the runner-up, followed by Poland’s Adrianna Zawadzinska.

Meet Aleksandra Chichikova, winner of the 2017 'Miss world wheelchair' pageant (PHOTOS)

Meet Aleksandra Chichikova, winner of the 2017 'Miss world wheelchair' pageant (PHOTOS)

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This woman is 9 months pregnant but her baby bump is nowhere to be found (PHOTOS)

No way!

That’s the same thing I said too when I saw the photo on her Instagram page.

This woman is 9 months pregnant but her bump is nowhere to be found (PHOTOS)

Sarah Stage has continued to amaze us with her pregnancy body.
The lingerie model has been documenting her pregnancy which happens to be her second and at the ninth month, the month of delivery, her baby bump is almost non-existent. (See when she was six months pregnant here)

She recently shared a photo, showing her tummy and readiness to pop soon, although she revealed one time that she’s likely to have her child through C-section because the baby is breech.

This woman is 9 months pregnant but her bump is nowhere to be found (PHOTOS)

Sarah shared the above photo of her tummy as it is now and captioned it: #36 weeks.

This woman is 9 months pregnant but her bump is nowhere to be found (PHOTOS)

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Mom writes powerful letter to her daughter about life and everyone needs to read it

One mom is inspiring parents all over social media with this powerful letter she wrote to her five-year-old daughter.
Mom writes powerful letter to her daughter about life and everyone needs to read it

‘Be brave, Be beautiful, be unapologetically you’ reads the letter, written and shared on Facebook by Portland-based blogger, Toni Hammer.

Don’t say ‘sorry to be such a pain.’ You’re not a pain. You’re a person with thoughts and feelings who deserves respect. Don’t make up reasons as to why you can’t go out with a guy you don’t wanna go out with. You don’t owe anyone an explanation.
The letter goes on to list various things that her daughter shouldn’t do, but instead of being restrictive, the purpose of the letter is to empower her daughter.

I want to raise a daughter who is as confident as she is kind, who fights for those who can’t fight for themselves, who isn’t afraid to speak her mind and work hard to make the world a better place. Someone who is a lover of justice and believes change can happen.

On why she wrote the letter, Toni said her daughter was starting kindergarten this year and she didn’t want her to have the same experience that she did when she was at school.

I was picked on a lot as a kid and I hate the idea of her going through what I did. I know it won’t be long before someone tries to make her feel ‘less than’ and I want her to face it with more confidence then I had at that age.

Read the letter below:

Mom writes powerful letter to her daughter about life and everyone needs to read it

Mom writes powerful letter to her daughter about life and everyone needs to read it

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Nigerian man breaks record, becomes the youngest lecturer at UK university (PHOTOS)

Nigerian man breaks record, becomes the youngest lecturer at UK University (PHOTO)

​A young Nigerian man identified as Salihu Dasuki has become the youngest senior lecturer at a prestigious university in the United Kingdom.

The 29-year-old lecturer was promoted to the position of a senior lecturer of Information Systems on Monday, September 25, at Sheffield Hallam University, United Kingdom.

He also revealed that he was an assistant professor in Nigeria for five years, prior to the promotion.

Nigerian man breaks record, becomes the youngest lecturer at UK University (PHOTO)

Dasuki who was overjoyed by his achievement announced the promotion on his Twitter page thanking God for the opportunity.

He wrote:

By Allah’s grace, not only am I the youngest, I resume teaching as a senior lecturer of computing at Sheffield Hallam University, UK.

Nigerian man breaks record, becomes the youngest lecturer at UK University (PHOTO)

Nigerian man breaks record, becomes the youngest lecturer at UK University (PHOTO)

Cheers to Nigerians making us proud in the Diaspora.

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Male beauty pageant cancelled because all the participants were too ugly (PHOTOS)

Too ugly for the pageant? This is new.

Male beauty pageant cancelled because all the participants were too ugly (PHOTOS)
The “Mr. Model Tabasco 2017” male beauty contest was supposed to bring together the most handsome men in the Mexican state of Tabasco, but the modeling agency behind the event recently announced that the pageant have been cancelled, after faulting candidates because they didn’t meet their beauty requirements.

Male beauty pageant cancelled because all the participants were too ugly (PHOTOS)

In order to be accepted for the Mr. Model Tabasco pageant, contestants needed to have a height of at least 1,78m, be between 17 and 27 years old, have a “harmonious face and body”, have a college degree or an education equivalent to their age, speak English, have a valid passport, and not be a stripper.

Apparently, these requirements proved to be a big problem, as just a few days before the contest, organizers had only selected 6 candidates. Those didn’t really meet the agency’s beauty standards either, so they ultimately decided to cancel the whole event.
The National Organization of Mr. Model Mexico regrets to inform you that the Mr. Model Tabasco 2017 event has been canceled until further notice, due to the candidates not meeting the physical requirements established by the organization. Mr Model Tabasco will continue to work hard to find the perfect example of masculine beauty in the state.

The agency said in a statement.

Male beauty pageant cancelled because all the participants were too ugly (PHOTOS)

The agency conducted several photo shoots with the accepted contestants, promoted the event on TV and online, and at one point rebranded it as “the best national and international male modeling event”, but they still couldn’t attract men that fit their strict requirements.
Many believe that the height requirement was very restrictive, considering that Mexicans are not exactly known for being tall.
Do you want a representative of Tabasco or a European?. Ivan Cervera Ojeda asked on the Mr. Model Tabasco Facebook page.

Why not have a Mr. Model contest for guys around 1,60 m? Or are we too ugly for being midgets? another man queried.

Some people even joked about flying in contestants from countries like Norway or Sweden to have them represent Tabasco in the beauty contest and finally appease the organizers.

Male beauty pageant cancelled because all the participants were too ugly (PHOTOS) 

The decision to cancel the event further angered the already outraged online community who accused the organizers of humiliating the six accepted contestants by making them feel less attractive and also embarrassing the entire state of Tabasco.

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Meet Natasha, the model with the biggest butt implants ever..set to break Guinness record (PHOTOS)

A Swedish model, Natasha Crown is on a mission to break the Guinness book of world records for having the biggest butt implants ever. 

Meet Natasha, the 24-year old model with the largest butt implants ever..set to break Guinness record (PHOTOS)

The 24-year old who is completely addicted to surgery is said to have previously done three Brazillian butt lifts, where fat was taken from other parts of her body and injected into the buttocks. 

Following her recent operation, the woman’s butt now measures 72 inches from the previous 70 inches.

Meet Natasha, the 24-year old model with the largest butt implants ever..set to break Guinness record (PHOTOS)

In a chat with Daily Mail, the plus-size model who had her first procedure at the age of 20, says she gets horny whenever she ‘feel all the jiggling, jiggling, jiggling’ while walking in the street.

I was 20 when I had my first procedure and yes, I would say I’m obsessed. The first thing I do in the morning is go to the mirror and look at my bum.
Maybe I have body dysmorphia or something but I don’t feel like it is even that big. I definitely want bigger. I just love the feel of having a big bum. When I walk, I feel all the jiggling, jiggling, jiggling and I start to feel horny with myself. That is the best feeling I think. My bum makes me feel sexy and makes me feel powerful.

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Meet Natasha, the 24-year old model with the largest butt implants ever..set to break Guinness record (PHOTOS)

Meet Natasha, the 24-year old model with the largest butt implants ever..set to break Guinness record (PHOTOS)

Meet Natasha, the 24-year old model with the largest butt implants ever..set to break Guinness record (PHOTOS)

Meet Natasha, the 24-year old model with the largest butt implants ever..set to break Guinness record (PHOTOS)

Meet Natasha, the 24-year old model with the largest butt implants ever..set to break Guinness record (PHOTOS)

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Strange eyeless creature washes up on beach after Hurricane Harvey and it is scary (PHOTOS)

Strange eyeless creature washes up on beach after Hurricane Harvey and it is scary (PHOTOS)

​The recent Hurricane Harvey that plagued Texas not only displaced humans, but terrifying sea creatures as well.

When Preeti Desai of the National Audubon Society went to assess its damage, she found a decaying fish on a beach in Texas City. The creature, however, was so bizarre she couldn’t identify it.

The seemingly eyeless dead animal had its mouth full of razor-sharp teeth and a large cylinder-shaped body.

Strange eyeless creature washes up on beach after Hurricane Harvey and it is scary (PHOTOS)
Speaking to BBC, Desai said:
It was completely unexpected, it’s not something that you’d typically see on a beach. My main reaction was curiosity, to figure out what the heck it was.

Desai then posted pictures of the mysterious sea monster on Twitter and asked for help.

I follow a lot of scientists and researchers. There’s such a great community of these folks that are very helpful, especially when it comes to answering questions about the world or identifying animals and plants.

Eventually, biologist Dr. Kenneth Tighe responded that Desai’s discovery is probably a fangtooth snake-eel, but it could also be a garden or conger eel, because “all three of these species occur off Texas and have large fang-like teeth.”

The fangtooth snake-eel (also known as a “tusky” eel) is usually found in waters between 30 and 90 metres (98 and 295 feet) deep in the western Atlantic ocean, so it’s definitely not what you’d meet paddling on the surface.
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Strange eyeless creature washes up on beach after Hurricane Harvey and it is scary (PHOTOS)

Strange eyeless creature washes up on beach after Hurricane Harvey and it is scary (PHOTOS)

Strange eyeless creature washes up on beach after Hurricane Harvey and it is scary (PHOTOS)

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So sad! Heartbreaking story of two friends who made a vow to get married at age 30 

The story is currently trending on social media after it was shared on Reddit by a user.

So sad! Heartbreaking story of two friends who made a vow to get married at 30 

It all started when someone asked: Has anyone married as a result of a’ if we’re still single by (age)’ pact. How did it work out?

Then this user goes to narrate how he made such a pact with his female best friend while they were still very young.

He noted that they had always had feelings for each other but they wanted to explore their youthfulness individually, hence the reason they made the pact. But something tragic happened.

It is really a heartbreaking, emotional story and it’s a true life event. Get your tissues handy as you read below:

So sad! Heartbreaking story of two friends who made a vow to get married at 30 

So sad! Heartbreaking story of two friends who made a vow to get married at 30 

So sad! Heartbreaking story of two friends who made a vow to get married at 30 

So sad! Heartbreaking story of two friends who made a vow to get married at 30 

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To please his wife, son beats his aged mother to death (PHOTOS)

To please his wife, son beats his 81-year-old mother to death (PHOTOS)
Egyptian police have arrested a man who reportedly admitted to beating his 81-year-old mother to death after his wife complained about her.

To please his wife, son beats his 81-year-old mother to death (PHOTOS)

However, the man’s sister claimed he was innocent.

Zeinab as-Sayyid Mahfouz died at a hospital in Alexandria on 15 September. Reports of the son beating her to death sparked outrage on social media in Egypt, with people demanding harsh punishment for him.

Initial reports of the elderly woman’s death said the accused man’s wife had complained about his mother to him, after which he brutally beat up his mother to please his wife.

To please his wife, son beats his 81-year-old mother to death (PHOTOS)
He then left his unconscious and bleeding mother at home to go out for dinner with his wife. Neighbours noticed blood draining out of the house and broke into the house to find the woman lying unconscious with bruise marks on her face.

They rushed her to the hospital where she later died. The reports also stated that the son and his wife tried to flee the city after learning about the mother’s death, but were arrested by security forces.

He also allegedly confessed to the crime to the police. However, the deceased woman’s oldest daughter, Rajaa al-Araby, told al-Arabiya.net that her mother died of a brain clot and her brother should not be blamed.

She said her mother had been living with her brother and his wife for about five years and she was appreciative of her daughter-in-law. Rajaa added that the online campaign against her brother demanding strict punishment for him was aimed at tarnishing the image of the family.

She said her mother was first admitted to the hospital for brain clot on 13 September and she died two days later.

When asked about the bruises on her mother’s eyes, Rajaa said her mother had collapsed following a stroke caused by the clot. Due to the fall, her spectacles broke and bruised her eyes, she claimed.

To please his wife, son beats his 81-year-old mother to death (PHOTOS)

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Doomsday! The world will end on September 23rd

In the past, there have been several theories about when the world will end and if this particular one is true, then we just have one week to prepare for it.

Doomsday! The world will end on September 23rd

A Christian numerologist, David Meade has claimed that the world will end on Saturday, September 23rd, when a planet will supposedly smash into Earth.

According to him, verses in Luke 21:25-26 suggest signs that recent events, such as the recent solar eclipse and Hurricane Harvey, are signs of the apocalypse.

The verses read:

25: There will be signs in the sun, moon and stars. On the earth, nations will be in anguish and perplexity at the roaring and tossing of the sea. People will faint from terror, apprehensive of what is coming on the world, for the heavenly bodies will be shaken.

26: Men’s hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken.

Sun Newspaper UK reports that September 23 is a date that was pinpointed using codes from the Bible, as well as a “date marker” in the pyramids of Giza in Egypt. 

However, Meade’s views are not endorsed by Roman Catholic, Protestant or eastern Orthodox branches of Christianity. Meade has built his theory on the so-called Planet X, which is also known as Nibiru, which he believes will pass Earth on September 23, causing volcanic eruptions, tsunamis and earthquakes.

But NASA has dismissed the claims, insisting the Planet X theory is merely a hoax. 

This will not be the first time that the end of the world is being predicted, yet the said day came and passed with nothing happening. Remember in year 2000, many were convinced the world will end and alot of people prepared for it but nothing happened.

Then it was predicted that the world will come to an end on Dec. 21, 2012. This prediction was taken so seriously that it even inspired a movie and a song both titled 2012.

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Complete list of winners at the 2017 Emmy Awards

FullList of winners at the 2017 Emmy Awards
The 69th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards held yesterday, September 17 and it honoured the best in US prime time television programming from June 1, 2016 to May 31, 2017, as selected by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.

Full list of winners at the 2017 Emmy Awards
 
The prestigious event which was held at the Microsoft Theater, Los Angeles, California had Stephen Colbert as the host.
 
Below are the full list of winners:


DRAMA SERIES

Better Call Saul

The Crown

The Handmaid’s Tale

House of Cards

Stranger Things

This Is Us

Westworld


LEAD ACTRESS, DRAMA

Viola Davis, How to Get Away with Murder

Claire Foy, The Crown

Elisabeth Moss, The Handmaid’s Tale

Keri Russell, The Americans

Evan Rachel Wood, Westworld

Robin Wright, House of Cards


LEAD ACTOR, DRAMA


Sterling K. Brown, This Is Us

Anthony Hopkins, Westworld

Bob Odenkirk, Better Call Saul

Matthew Rhys, The Americans

Liev Schreiber, Ray Donovan

Kevin Spacey, House of Cards

Milo Ventimiglia, This Is Us


LIMITED SERIES
Big Little Lies

Fargo

Feud: Bette and Joan

Genius

The Night Of


TV MOVIE
Black Mirror: “San Junipero”

Dolly Parton’s Christmas of Many Colors

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

Sherlock: “The Lying Detective”

The Wizard of Lies


LEAD ACTRESS, TV MOVIE/LIMITED SERIES

Carrie Coon, Fargo

Felicity Huffman, American Crime

Nicole Kidman, Big Little Lies

Jessica Lange, Feud: Bette and Joan

Susan Sarandon, Feud: Bette and Joan

Reese Witherspoon, Big Little Lies


LEAD ACTOR, TV MOVIE/LIMITED SERIES
Riz Ahmed, The Night Of

Benedict Cumberbatch, Sherlock: “The Lying Detective”

Robert De Niro, The Wizard of Lies

Ewan McGregor, Fargo

Geoffrey Rush, Genius

John Turturro, The Night Of


COMEDY SERIES

Atlanta

Black-ish

Master of None

Modern Family

Silicon Valley

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

Veep


LEAD ACTRESS, COMEDY

Pamela Adlon, Better Things

Jane Fonda, Grace and Frankie

Allison Janney, Mom

Ellie Kemper, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep

Tracee Ellis Ross, Black-ish

Lily Tomlin, Grace and Frankie


LEAD ACTOR, COMEDY

Anthony Anderson, Black-ish

Aziz Ansari, Master of None

Zach Galifianakis, Baskets

Donald Glover, Atlanta

William H. Macy, Shameless

Jeffrey Tambor, Transparent


VARIETY TALK SERIES

Full Frontal with Samantha Bee

Jimmy Kimmel Live!

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver

The Late Late Show with James Corden

The Late Show with Stephen Colbert

Real Time with Bill Maher


DIRECTING FOR A VARIETY SERIES

Derek Waters, Jeremy Konner, Drunk History

Andy Fisher, Jimmy Kimmel Live!

Paul Pennolino, Last Week Tonight with John Oliver

Jim Hoskinson, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert

Don Roy King, Saturday Night Live


WRITING FOR A LIMITED SERIES, MOVIE, OR DRAMATIC SPECIAL

David E. Kelley, Big Little Lies

Charlie Brooker, Black Mirror: San Junipero

Noah Hawley, Fargo

Ryan Murphy, Feud: Bette and Joan

Jaffe Cohen, Michael Zam & Ryan Murphy, Feud: Bette and Joan

Richard Price & Steven Zaillian, The Night Of


DIRECTING FOR A DRAMA SERIES

Vince Gilligan, Better Call Saul

Stephen Daldry, The Crown

Reed Morano, The Handmaid’s Tale

Kate Dennis, The Handmaid’s Tale

Lesli Linka Glatter, Homeland

The Duffer Brothers, Stranger Things

Jonathan Nolan, Westworld


REALITY COMPETITION SERIES

The Amazing Race

American Ninja Warrior

Project Runway

RuPaul’s Drag Race

Top Chef

The Voice


WRITING FOR A COMEDY SERIES
Donald Glover, Atlanta

Stephen Glover, Atlanta

Aziz Ansari, Lena Waithe, Master of None

Alec Berg, Silicon Valley

Billy Kimball, Veep

David Mandel, Veep


SUPPORTING ACTRESS, DRAMA

Uzo Aduba, Orange Is the New Black

Millie Bobby Brown, Stranger Things

Ann Dowd, The Handmaid’s Tale

Chrissy Metz, This Is Us

Thandie Newton, Westworld

Samira Wiley, The Handmaid’s Tale


WRITING FOR A VARIETY SERIES

Full Frontal with Samantha Bee

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver

Late Night with Seth Meyers

The Late Show with Stephen Colbert

Saturday Night Live


SUPPORTING ACTOR, TV MOVIE/LIMITED SERIES

Bill Camp, The Night Of

Alfred Molina, Feud: Bette and Joan

Alexander Skarsgard, Big Little Lies

David Thewlis, Fargo

Stanley Tucci, Feud: Bette and Joan

Michael Kenneth Williams, The Night Of


DIRECTING FOR A LIMITED SERIES, MOVIE, OR DRAMATIC SPECIAL
Jean-Marc Vallee, Big Little Lies

Noah Hawley, Fargo

Ryan Murphy, Feud: Bette and Joan

Ron Howard, Genius

James Marsh, The Night Of

Steve Zaillian, The Night Of


SUPPORTING ACTOR, COMEDY

Louie Anderson, Baskets

Alec Baldwin, Saturday Night Live

Tituss Burgess, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

Ty Burrell, Modern Family

Tony Hale, Veep

Matt Walsh, Veep

WRITING FOR A DRAMA SERIES
Joel Fields, Joe Weisberg, The Americans

Gordon Smith, Better Call Saul

Peter Morgan, The Crown

Bruce Miller, The Handmaid’s Tale

The Duffer Brothers, Stranger Things

Lisa Joy, Jonathan Nolan, Westworld


VARIETY SKETCH SERIES

Billy on the Street

Documentary Now!

Drunk History

Portlandia

Saturday Night Live

Tracy Ullman’s Show


DIRECTING FOR A COMEDY SERIES


Donald Glover, Atlanta

Jamie Babbit, Silicon Valley

Morgan Sackett, Veep

David Mandel, Veep

Dale Stern, Veep


SUPPORTING ACTRESS, TV MOVIE/LIMITED SERIES

Judy Davis, Feud: Bette and Joan

Laura Dern, Big Little Lies

Jackie Hoffman, Feud: Bette and Joan

Regina King, American Crime

Michelle Pfeiffer, The Wizard of Lies

Shailene Woodley, Big Little Lies


SUPPORTING ACTRESS, COMEDY

Vanessa Bayer, Saturday Night Live

Anna Chlumsky, Veep

Kathryn Hahn, Transparent

Leslie Jones, Saturday Night Live

Judith Light, Transparent

Kate McKinnon, Saturday Night Live


SUPPORTING ACTOR, DRAMA

Jonathan Banks, Better Call Saul

Ron Cephas Jones, This Is Us

David Harbour, Stranger Things

Michael Kelly, House of Cards

John Lithgow, The Crown

Mandy Patinkin, Homeland

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Rihanna stuns with her family and other celebrities at her 2017 Diamond ball (PHOTOS)

See all the stunning looks from Rihanna's annual Diamond ball

See all the stunning looks from Rihanna's annual Diamond ball

Rihanna looked every inch a Bajan goddess at her 3rd Annual Clara Lionel Foundation Diamond Ball in New York which held on Thursday night.

See all the stunning looks from Rihanna's annual Diamond ball

The superstar who arrived the event with her family dressed in a beautiful black Ralph & Russo Couture dress, with her neckline and wrists adorned with glittering jewels.

See all the stunning looks from Rihanna's annual Diamond ball

Other celebrities also turned up for Rihanna including Beyoncé and Jay Z, actress Lala Anthony, rappers Cardi B, Lil Kim, Jidenna amongst others.

See all the stunning looks from Rihanna's annual Diamond ball

It was a night full of glamour as they all looked absolutely gorgeous.

See all the stunning looks from Rihanna's annual Diamond ball

See all the stunning looks from Rihanna's annual Diamond ball

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See all the stunning looks from Rihanna's annual Diamond ball

See all the stunning looks from Rihanna's annual Diamond ball

See all the stunning looks from Rihanna's annual Diamond ball

See all the stunning looks from Rihanna's annual Diamond ball

See all the stunning looks from Rihanna's annual Diamond ball

See all the stunning looks from Rihanna's annual Diamond ball

See all the stunning looks from Rihanna's annual Diamond ball

See all the stunning looks from Rihanna's annual Diamond ball

See all the stunning looks from Rihanna's annual Diamond ball

See all the stunning looks from Rihanna's annual Diamond ball

See all the stunning looks from Rihanna's annual Diamond ball

See all the stunning looks from Rihanna's annual Diamond ball

See all the stunning looks from Rihanna's annual Diamond ball

See all the stunning looks from Rihanna's annual Diamond ball

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Police officer befriends 98-year-old after she called 911 asking for company (PHOTOS)

Police officer befriends 98-year-old after she called 911 asking for someone to talk to

If this isn’t the sweetest thing you’ve read all day, then I don’t know what is. This is the true definition of Police is your friend.

A Baltimore police officer identified as Wendex has shared how she formed an inseparable friendship with a 98-year old after she called the 911 Helpdesk asking for someone to talk to.

Police officer befriends 98-year-old after she called 911 asking for someone to talk to

By some design, Wendex was on duty that fateful day in April 2017 and she answered the phone. They talked, the rest they say is history!

Police officer befriends 98-year-old after she called 911 asking for someone to talk to

The single mother of one also revealed that she visits the Ms Hazel every week and during her off days, further stating that she does alot asides her job description because she works genuinely from the heart.

Police officer befriends 98-year-old after she called 911 asking for someone to talk to

Police officer befriends 98-year-old after she called 911 asking for someone to talk to

See the initial post when they first met below:

Police officer befriends 98-year-old after she called 911 asking for someone to talk to

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Apple unveil the all new iPhone X with mindblowing features, worth over N300k (PHOTOS)

Latest iPhone X with mindblowing features, worth over N300k

Global gadgets company, Apple has announced the latest addition to its products, the iPhone X which is actually pronounced “iPhone 10”.

Latest iPhone X with mindblowing features, worth over N300k

The new phone, coming ten years after the launch of their first iPhone, was introduced in addition to its new products, the iPhone 8 & 8s during an event that held yesterday.

The iPhone X  features a new 5.8-inch OLED display that’s more colorful than the LCD screens Apple used in their earlier iPhones. Apple is branding it the “Super Retina Display.” The screen runs almost top to bottom and side to side, too, something Apple has never done before.

Latest iPhone X with mindblowing features, worth over N300k

Apple said OLED displays come with trade-offs compared with its Retina Displays, but that its Super Retina Display supports high dynamic range, offers the best color accuracy on the market and 3-D Touch support.

There’s no longer a home button. You swipe up from the bottom of the screen to return home. That gesture also allows a user to multitask — swipe up and pause, and you can multitask. Users can also switch between apps by swiping along the bottom of the screen, too. Users can call up Siri by saying “Hey Siri” or by pressing the side button.
Since there’s no home button, Touch ID no longer exists on the front of the phone. Apple will allow users to unlock the iPhone X with a new feature called Face ID. Apple uses an infrared camera, a front camera and other sensors to first record and then detect a user’s unique face.

Latest iPhone X with mindblowing features, worth over N300k

When you look at your iPhone, it will detect your face and will automatically unlock, even in the dark. Apple says it uses neural networks to create a mathematical model of your face and then compares that in real time, invisibly, to make sure it’s actually you. The A11 Bionic chip has a built-in neural engine to process your face.

You can’t spoof Face ID with photographs or even professionally made masks, which it said it had folks in Hollywood design to help enhance security. The phone won’t unlock if your eyes are closed or if you’re looking away.
Apple said Touch ID is the gold standard for consumer protection and that there’s a 1 in 50,000 chance that someone can randomly unlock your iPhone with their fingerprint but with Face ID, it’s now 1 in a million. It also works with Apple Pay, you just look at it to authenticate, use third-party apps such as Mint, 1Password and E-Trade.

Face ID can be used to create special 3-D emojis that share similar facial reactions to you. The feature is called Animoji, and you can control them with your face thanks to its ability to map more than 50 facial muscles. Animoji can be sent inside the Messages app.

Like the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus, the iPhone X supports wireless charging and is water-resistant.
The iPhone X has dual 12-megapixel sensors just like in the iPhone 8 Plus and a newer telephoto lens that lets in more light. The front and rear cameras support portrait mode, which allows users to take professional-looking photos by blurring the background. It also has dual optical image stabilization for both lenses, which helps prevent blur while moving and in low-light. A new Quad LED True Tone flash also improves pictures shot in the dark.
The iPhone X will be available in space gray and silver colours.

Models with 64 GB and 256 GB will be available, starting at $999 with orders rolling in from October 27 and shipments, November 3.

Latest iPhone X with mindblowing features, worth over N300k

Latest iPhone X with mindblowing features, worth over N300k

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Bizarre festival where villagers dig out corpses of their loved ones, dress and parade them around (PHOTOS)

Indonesia festival where corpses are exhumed and paraded in the village (Photos)

It is an annual festival peculiar to the village of Torajan in the highlands of South Sulawesi in Indonesia.

The harvest ritual involves exhuming corpses of their loved ones before parading them around the village.

Indonesia festival where corpses are exhumed and paraded in the village (Photos)

The people in the village are said to have a very close relationship with the dead, and sometimes they keep mummified bodies in their homes for weeks or even years before burying them.

Indonesia festival where corpses are exhumed and paraded in the village (Photos)

Before the ceremony, the tribesmen exhumed the corpses and pampered them with new haircuts, new clothes, and even cigarettes before reuniting them with their living relations.

Indonesia festival where corpses are exhumed and paraded in the village (Photos)

According to National Geographic, the festival is a time of celebration for the Torajan people, but nobody knows precisely when or how the culture started, as the tribe only developed a written language sometime in the early 1900s.

However, recent carbon dating on wooden coffin fragments shows the practice dates back to 800AD, and likely even further than that.

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Indonesia festival where corpses are exhumed and paraded in the village (Photos)

Indonesia festival where corpses are exhumed and paraded in the village (Photos)

Indonesia festival where corpses are exhumed and paraded in the village (Photos)

Indonesia festival where corpses are exhumed and paraded in the village (Photos)

Indonesia festival where corpses are exhumed and paraded in the village (Photos)

Indonesia festival where corpses are exhumed and paraded in the village (Photos)

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Nigerian student breaks record in UK university with a perfect 5.0CGPA (PHOTOS)

Folafoluwa Oginni breaks record with 5.0CGPA
Folafoluwa Mary Oginni never got a B grade in her entire school year and to think, she had to relocate abroad to school because of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) strike.

Nigerian lady graduates with 5.0CGPA from UK university

The young lady has graduated as the best student from the University of Hertfordshire in the United Kingdom, after finishing with a perfect Cumulative Grade Point Average of 5.0 in Law.

Oginni also became the first Nigerian Valedictorian in the university after she graduated with the 2017 set.

She has always set herself apart because as far back as 2013, Oginni emerged as the overall best student in the May/June 2012, West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WAEC).

Nigerian lady graduates with 5.0CGPA from UK university

After secondary school, she proceeded to Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) to study Law but she was forced to leave after her first year due to ASUU STRIKE and moved to the UK to continue her studies at the University of Hertfordshire.

And now, she has attained this academic feat, graduating as the best overall student in the school.

Nigerian lady graduates with 5.0CGPA from UK university

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Revealed! Bishop TD Jakes is from Igbo

Popular black American preacher, Bishop TD Jakes has successfully traced his roots to the Nigerian Igbo race.

This was revealed by Ifeanyi Adefarasin, wife of Pastor Paul Adefarasin of House on the Rock church when she presented a gift about Nigerian heritage and culture to him while he was a guest at their church recently.

She wrote:

Since tracing his roots back to the Igbo land in Nigeria, it was Bishop T.D. Jakes’ first time stepping on the Nigerian soil, with the knowledge that this is where he truly comes from. It was a special honour for me in particular, as a native sister, to present TD Jakes with a copy of NIGERIA, OUR HERITAGE…OUR COMMONWEALTH. Welcome home! 

OKEOSISI – Umunne gi na asi gi nno

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Popular Country music legend, Don Williams is dead


American country singer and songwriter Don Williams has died.

A rep confirmed that the Hall of Fame member died after a short illness at the age of 78.

The death of the legendary singer who is one of the greatest and certainly most distinctive voices in country music history, comes two years after he officially retired from music.

Williams is known for his several hit tracks, including: ‘Tulsa Time’, ‘Back in My Younger Days’, ‘You’re My Best Friend’, ‘Lord, I Hope This Day Is Good’, and ‘Some Broken Hearts Never Mend’ amongst many.

The Texas born is survived by his wife of 57 years, Joy Bucher and his two children, Gary and Tim Williams.

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Wow! Check out photos of these beautiful charcoal-black models that everybody is talking about

Black and killing it! Even though, most people will dare to disagree…. 

Sadly, alot of ladies are not comfortable in their dark skin, hence the increasing rate of bleaching and toning among them but here are females who are indeed proud of their African dark complexion. 

And since photos of these very dark South Sudanese models emerged online, there has been mixed reactions from people, with most in awe of their rich dark skin.

The photos were shared by popular African fashion designer, Isaac West, who engaged the beautiful girls in a photoshoot.

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Woah! Check out Beyoncé’s beautiful birthday cake worth over N1M (PHOTOS)

Fit for a Queen!

Beyoncé’s birthday was on Monday, September 4th but the Grammy Award winning singer got an early celebration on Sunday at the Made in America festival in Philadelphia.

The mother of three who turned 36 was serenaded by her husband, Jay Z during the festivities and also had an extravagant birthday cake.

The cake, all covered in gold cost a whooping $3,500 (about 1.5 million in naira), a source confirmed to Page Six.

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Meet the lady with the world’s longest nails, she spent over 23 years growing it (PHOTOS)


A Texas woman identified as Ayanna Williams has earned a place in the Guinness World Records 2018 Edition for having the world’s longest fingernails.

Williams, a nail artist from Houston, Texas has been growing her nails for most part of her adult life, after being inspired by a friend.

Her fingernails, each of which is just under two foot long, measure more than 18 feet long in total.


Despite being on the mission for more than 23 years, she has reveal her plans to continue growing the nails which gather lots of attention from people.

She has also said that the most challenging thing about having extremely long fingernails, which can take up to one week to paint, is pulling up her trousers.

Her friends and family also think it’s quite normal.

In order to take care of her nails, Ayanna uses anti-bacterial soap and a nail brush to clean them daily. And to help them grow, she regularly applies hardener and a thin layer of acrylic.


Asked her reason for applying for the record, Ayanna said:
To let my children know that anything they want to accomplish can be done. It takes courage, discipline and patience but it can be accomplished. 

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Woman with 34 grandchildren, 31 great grandkids and 5 great great grandkids turns 100 in style (PHOTOS)

Inarguably, one of the oldest women alive, Helena Esau from Surrey Estate celebrated her 100th birthday and her community surprised her with the mother of all birthday cakes.

The cake reportedly measured 1mx1.5m, making Helena smile as she welcomed the extraordinary gift.

We wanted to do something really huge for her on her 100th birthday. We looked around and thought that a cake that big would be good enough for the occasion.

Says Sorprite.

Helena appreciated the gift and celebrated with her community in a colorful birthday full of excitement. Her 60-year-old daughter, Johanna Solomons, was perhaps the most excited of all.
My mom’s happiness means a lot to me. I am very happy to see that she is happy. I feel truly blessed to still have my mom at my age.

Helena Esau has been remarkably blessed, being alive at 100 with her 34 grandchildren, 31 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren.

Although, she’s been confined to a wheelchair and reportedly spends most of her days reading newspapers and books.

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Meet the Catholic nun who raps for a living, see the song she composed for the pope (VIDEO)


Sister Maria Valentina from Columbia is part of a group of nuns who use the media, online videos and songs to spread their religious message. For her, rap is a way of praising God.

She is all set to welcome the Catholic pontiff, Pope Francis to Columbia today and showcase her craft to him.

Below is a short documentary by BBC news where she rapped the song she composed for the pope:

Meet the rapping nun who’s going to give Pope Francis a very special welcome to Colombia. Sister Maria Valentina is part of a group of nuns who use online videos and songs to spread their religious message. Pope Francis flies into Colombia later this week. #religion #hope #christian #talent #rap #pope #colombia #bogota #dance #music #hiphop #faith

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Michelle Obama, Serena Williams, others dress up like Beyoncé to celebrate her 36th birthday (PHOTOS)


Today, September 4th is famous songstress, Beyoncé Knowles Carter’s birthday 

Queen Bey turned 36 years today, and her family and friends, including the former US first lady, Michelle Obama paid homage to to the mother of three by recreating her iconic Formation look.

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