Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Russell Crowe threatened to kill producer while filming Gladiator, reveals tell-all book...

Russell Crowe threatened to kill a producer with his bare hands over a pay dispute while filming Hollywood blockbuster Gladiator.
The volatile actor so terrified veteran producer Branko Lustig that he wanted to quit the film - which went on to win seven Oscars.

Crowe, who will next be seen by moviegoers as Robin Hood, displayed a range of erratic behaviour on the set of Gladiator that shocked the cast and crew.

According to a new book Crowe was a 'puffy' pain while making the 2000 film in which he won an Oscar for Best Actor.
He twice walked off the set and threw a tantrum before filming the climatic scene when he utters the film's most memorable line 'And I will have my vengeance, in this life or the next.'
Author Nicole LaPorte claims Crowe, 46, thought the line was ridiculous and had to be persuaded to film the scene.

After it was shot, Crowe was still unhappy and when quizzed by director Ridley Scott said: 'It was shit... but I'm the greatest actor in the world and I can make even shit sound good.'

LaPorte details Crowe's behaviour in her book The Men Who Would Be King: An Almost Epic Tale of Moguls, Movies, and a Company called DreamWorks.
The book mostly focuses on the three men who formed Dreamworks, Steven Spielberg, David Geffen and Jeffrey Katzenberg.

The Hollywood studio put up the money to make Gladiator and author LaPorte talked to many of the people involved in making the film which helped establish Crowe as a major A-list star.
LaPorte recalls how Crowe, unhappy about the day rate pay for some of his assistants on the film, called producer Lustig at 3am.

She said Crowe said: 'You mother******. I will kill you with my bare hands.'
Lustig, a 77-year-old Jewish concentration camp survivor, was so terrified by the threat he called Steven Spielberg and demanded to leave the film.
'Steven,' he said. 'I'm leaving. Russell wants to kill me. I'm leaving.'

Australian-born Crowe is known within the film industry for his short temper.
In 2005 he was charged with assault in New York after throwing a phone at a hotel employee who had refused to help him place a call to Australia.
Three years earlier at the Bafta Awards in London he was caught ranting against a BBC producer who had cut out part of his speech during an award acceptance.

LaPorte's book is published on May 4.


Baby No.3 on the way for Matt Damon.

Damon and Luciana with daughters Gia and Isabella

Hollywood actor Matt Damon and his wife Luciana are expecting their third child.
The pair are already parents to daughter's Gia, 20 months, three-year-old Isabella and Alexia, 11, Luciana's daughter from a previous marriage.

Matt Damon and wife Luciana are expecting their third child, it has been confirmed
Following Isabella's birth, Invictus star Damon said being a father had changed his outlook on life.
"I really used to have no life outside movies,' he said. 'I'd work all day, go to the gym and go to sleep. But once Isabella arrived, that was it for me and working out because I wanted to get home to see my daughter before she went to sleep".

The 39-year-old met Argentine-born barmaid Luciana when he was filming Stuck On You in Miami in 2003.


Britain's smallest mum's son now 14months old...

Steven, Aidan and Amanda

Britain's smallest mum told today how her baby son already towers above her - aged just 14 months.

Proud Amanda Moore, 25, became the shortest woman ever to give birth in the UK when son Aidan was delivered by Caesarean section last year.

She suffers from a rare bone disease which has left her measuring just 3ft 1in. But because the condition has left her unable to stand, Aidan already towers above her at 2ft 6in.

Amanda says Aidan could end up being as tall as his father Steven Fyfe, 20 - who is a lanky 6ft 1in.


Healthy Beauty foods...

We all know how it is with a lil' bit of junk food! sometimes it's just simply irrestible.... get what I'm saying right? And if you say you aint guilty, well maybe it only applies to

Anyway, I tried compiling a healthy food regime list and came up with these.

And believe me, if followed religiously, it sure does work wonders and keep you in a very good state of mind. It aids and promotes good health too.

So here we go....

1. Water
If you are really looking forward to a wrinkle and fine lines free skin, then I bet you water is it!
Water had been proven time and time again to be a plus to the skin. It keeps the skin hydrated and helps cells take up nutrients. It also purges out toxins and other dangerous stuffs you've got in your body system. And you know the way it is with a purged body system don't yah?.... It reflects on your skin.
Add at least eight cups of water to your everyday beauty regime and see your skin glow.

2. Beans
Beans are high protein vitamin-rich foods.
Besides, apart from being extremely low in fats, calories and sodium, they are high in complex carbohydrates and dietary fiber. They also offer a wholesome amount of essential fatty acid eg soyabeans with a large amount of omega-3 fatty acids.

3. Onions and Garlics
I hate garlics! Can't even bare the smell of it!!! But I use it more as a spice than just something I peel and pop into my mouth....yuck!!!
But on a candid note, Onions and Garlics are more than just spice.
They do a lot more good to the body than just making the meat spicy!
Garlic and Onions helps the liver eliminate toxins. They contain flavonoids that stimulate the production of gluthathione in the liver. Glutathione enhances elimination of toxins and carcinogens hence they are quite effective in preventing cancer of any kind.
So if you think it is yulk eating garlic and onions like moi, well...maybe you have to do a rethink..lorl

4. Nuts
Walnuts, hazelnuts, pumpkin seeds, cashew nuts, groundnuts, almond nuts and the list goes on...
Like seriously, nuts are just incredible!
Not only do they have this delightful taste, they work magic as well...
Research has shown that Nuts contain essential Fatty Acids (EFAs) Omega 3 and Omega 6 fats which are very good for the heart.
They also contain Vitamin E which help shield your skin from the damage that can be done by the sun. Vitamin E is also an anti-inflammatory and immunity enhancer.
Nuts can also be associated to shiny hair, vibrant eyes, healthy heart and lower cholestrol.
*Raw, unsalted nuts are the best and it is also advisable to eat them in moderation because some can cause an outbreak of acne on facial skin.

5. Tomatoes
Tomatoes contains Vitamins (A, C and E) and they provide the greatest amount of lycophene which is an anti oxidant that protects the skin against the sun's damaging rays.
*Consuming tomatoes in their processed form is just as good as consuming them raw if not even better...
So keep scooping them in - your mouth ofcourse!

6. Fruits/Vegetables/Greens
Fruits are simply amazing!
They do a thousand and one goods to the body than you can ever imagine...
Fruits are filled with antioxidants and vitamins that helps prevent and slow down the damage done to the body cells by free radicals. Hence, they slow down the ageing process in our body that is accompanied with wrinkles and dry skin.
Other good sources of Vitamins include Leafy green, carrots and orange. They keep your skin supple, smooth and protect it against sun damage.
Cucumber can help reduce excess fat deposits in the body system just like pineapples. Cucumber is being used by beauticians this days to reduce the fat deposits in abs most especially, it can also be effective in purging the entire body.


The Sassy Red Nail polish

I really don't know why I dig the Red Nail polish - maybe because I'm so fair.
Point is, red nail polish on nails makes you look really sassy and fly.

Funny enough, it seems to be the hottest trends now - I call it the "Summer Digg"

So ladies, time to explore!

*For acrylics, you don't need to get them all painted red, why not fix up a bright red acrylic instead and cool it down with the ever glossy plains (Known as the nail hardner).


9ice drops three new singles...

Alapomeji superstar, 9ice, has released three songs off his new effort, Versus. The three songs are 'Loni Ni' featuring the late Dagrin, 'Safarawe' featurimg M.I., and 'Atamatase' featuring Mode9.

9ice enters new territory with the new songs, and given the cover artwork for 'Versus', we can also expect collaborations with Banky W, D'Banj, and Loose Kaynon.

The complete 'Versus' effort is expected to be officially released soon.


Silverbird honor well deserved!

Silverbird Cinemas has been awarded the West African Best Cinema & Entertainment Company of the Year 2010 by the Institute of Brand Management of Nigeria.

Silverbird received the prestigious award at the Sheraton Hotel and Towers, Ikeja in Nigeria last week.

The Group Chairman of the Silverbird Group, Mr. Ben Murray-Bruce said, “Through a policy of reinvestment and its commitment to growth, the Silverbird Group is still on course to become one of the biggest entertainment companies in Africa. With various business units scattered across Africa and being a pacesetter in the media industry in Africa, this dream is not far from being a reality”.

One of the largest entertainment, multi-media companies in sub-Saharan Africa with over three decades of providing wholesome family entertainment via Television , Radio, live shows, pageants, real-estate, cinema, entertainment centers and malls, the Silverbird group has grown to become one of the most influential and respected entertainment conglomerates on the African continent.

Silverbird Group has operations in Kenya with 18 screens at five premier shopping centres and in Nigeria with 22 screens at three premium centres in Abuja, Port Harcourt and Lagos as well as in Ghana with 5 screens at the Accra Mall.


GLO Ambassadors: Ego and daddy Showkey dropped!

Ego (Nwakego Ihenacho), the very popular Lagbaja back up singer who came to limelight via singing for the masked one had been dropped off the GLO Ambassador's list; and same goes for the ghetto superstar Daddy Showkey (John Odafe Asiemo).

According to sources, Ego is no longer in the public eye and can no longer be described as an Ambassador. Despite the fact that she no longer sings for Lagbaja, enough time has been given to her to at least launch her own solo album.

According to GLO; "You know part of the strategy is to sign artists who are in constant touch with our customers through their career. When we signed Ego, she was on top of her career not even as a solo artist but as Lagbaja's back up singer. One way or the other she had a way of worming her way into the hearts of music lovers. When she left Lagbaja, we assumed she would go ahead and record a hit album but that has not been accomplished. We cannot categorically defend why we have to keep her on board.

On Daddy Showkey; "The case of Daddy Showkey is different. He is a brand anyday, anytime even if he doesn't release more albums. He has a way of dazzling music fans but the moment he requested for an increase in payment, the management found the figure ridiculous. If he had done it the proper way, maybe it would have come to pass. At least he should have learnt from the case of Dbanj. We are definitely considering increasing their money but patience is all he needed to get it and since he lacks it, he is out of the deal"

The new artists being considered for endorsement deals include: Asa, Wande Coal, 9ice, P-Square, and Adewale


Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon....2 years gone!

With Mickey and Minnie at Walt Disney World resort

Cannon says:"Mariah feels like she is eternally 12"

Ohh yeah!
This year and month marks their second year in marriage and its quite obvious they are still happily in love.



Jay-lo looks sleek and chic in head-to-toe black while arriving at Paris's Hotel de Crillon to promote The Back-up Plan on Monday.

ST is digging this!


Bella Adenuga's wedding pictures...

Congrats to Bella Adenuga and Jameel Disu...

ST's Comment: The Cake is waohiinnggg!!!


Awww! Aint they so cute?

Doting father David Beckham spent time with his three sons (Brooklyn, Romeo and Cruz) following a family day out with Victoria the previous day

And oh yeah... they're all grown too!!!


Tribute to DAGRIN + Buriel arrangement details...

As quoted by Olawale Olaleye of Thisday Newspaper; "Shiny, sparkly and splendidly bright, the demise, last week of Olayitan Olanipekun Oladapo, aka Dagrin - one of Nigeria's rave-making rap artiste is one sad end..."
Find above the burial details for deceased rapper Dagrin popular called CEO..fimilejoo...
And below is the pictures taken at LUTH where the deceased passed on. No doubt he was surrounded by Friends, Fans and Families...

DJ Bombastic and Dude Tetsola

Tunde Peters, Dagrins manager in black

Dagrin's father
Dagrin's mourners
The crowd

Pictures from Chilee Agunanna

Live on in our heart Little but Great one...
You were with us at sunset but choosed to leave at dawn...
Living behind the hope of a greater career and a blissful future...

No doubt you were born to amuse, to inspire and to delight.
You left a dream so rare in the mind of those who have choosen to thread your path...
You left a vacuum so large in the heart of those who love and adore you...
Olayitan Olanipekun Oladapo... RIP in the bossom of the Lord

We all love you.

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