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Saturday, 10 February 2007

ARE ANY OF THESE CELEBRITY MEN GAY?


RYAN SEACREST (RADIO/TV PERSONALITY)


CLAY AIKEN (AMERICAN IDOL RUNNER-UP)



WENTWORTH MILLER (PRISON BREAK ACTOR)


ROBIN WILLIAM (COMEDIAN/ACTOR)


JOHN TRAVOLTA (ACTOR)


TOM CRUISE (ACTOR)


I have heard these celebrity men being severally refered to as gay. Well they all seem to have a wife or a girlfriend but there has been alot of speculations. Of course they've all denied it vehemently. In America, they are never ashamed to come out in the open and say that they are gay. So if these men are denying it, then its either they really aren't gay or they feel exposing that to the world might hurt their career. What do you guys think? What do I think? Well I have my suspicions about one or two of them but I really dont know for sure. I just hope they are all heterosexual. At least for the sake of their wives/girlfriends. My suspicion? Well maybe...won't tell u. You tell me who you suspect. Leave your comments.

THOSE THAT DIED ON THAT MOLUE BUS

Tragedy struck on Thursday 8th February 2007 in the early hours of the morning on Third Mainland Bridge, Lagos, Nigeria when a MOLUE carrying over forty passengers hit another car and for some reasons best known to God, the Molue fell into the ocean beneath the bridge. There were children and pregnant women in the bus. Only a handful of them survived the accident. Over thirty people lost their lives. These people left home with hope and expectations not knowing their time on earth was about to end. It is at times like this that we need to have a sober reflection and ask ourselves what our purpose is in this world. And anything we need to do needs to be done now, there's no guarantee for tomorrow. Tomorrow doesn't exist for us. All we have now. Let's make the best use of it. May the souls of those departed rest in perfect peace. Amen

ANNA NICOLE SMITH IS DEAD. IMAGINE!


ANNA NICOLE SMITH

Anna Nicole Smith is dead. Can you guys believe it? She died on Thursday afternoon, 8th February 2007 after she was found unconscious in her hotel room. She was only 39years old. Cause of death? Well...right now everything is speculation. There has been talk of SUICIDE, DRUG OVERDOSE, MURDER etc. But nothing has been confirmed yet. They need to carry out an autopsy and investigate properly before anyone can know for sure what led to her untimely death. May her soul rest in perfect peace. Amen

Thursday, 8 February 2007

EMINEM AND KIM.CANT LIVE WITH OR WITHOUT EACH OTHER


Em and kim. They love each other

Eminem and Kim at their wedding. Cute!
These two obviously Can't live with each other and can't seem to live without each other...it's sad and beautiful. First they have a child, get married and get divorced. Eminem made an album on her, threatening to kill her, said they'll never be together again, then beats up a guy whom he saw her with at a club. After years of separtion, they got back together, got engaged and got married for the second time. Got divorced and now they are rumoured to be engaged to get married again. Beautiful! or not? Check out their history together.

WEDDING DATES
First Wedding: June 14, 1999 at St. Joseph, Missouri. They had three guests at their wedding, including his mother, Debbi Mathers-Briggs, and two other guests.
Second Marriage: 1/14/2006 in a small ceremony on the Oakland University campus in Rochester Hills, Michigan. Marshall was 33, and Kim 30.

Relationship Timeline of Eminem and Kimberley:
1989: Kim and Eminem met one another.
12/25/1995: Their daughter, Hailie, was born.
6/14/1999: Eminem and Kimberley were married.
2000: Eminem's hit song "Kim" is about Kim's death.
6/2000: Marshall arrested for assaulting John Guerra who was kissing Kimberley at the time.
7/2000: Kim attempted suicide by cutting her wrists.
8/2000: Eminem filed for divorce.
8/2000: Kim filed a $10 million defamation lawsuit against Eminem.
8/29/2000: Couple separated.
12/2000: Eminem and Kim reconciled and reunited.
3/2001: Kim filed for divorce.
10/11/2001: Divorce final.
Late in 2004: Eminem and Kim reconciled.
1/14/2006: Eminem and Kim remarried.
4/05/2006: Eminem files for divorce.
9/19/2006: Divorce referred to a mediator.
12/19/2006: Eminem and Kim's divorce finalized.
1/02/2007:Eminem and Kim rumoured to be engaged

This two people obviously love each other very deeply. Whether its a healthy love/relationship or not is not an issue with me. He could have moved on...he's Eminem for christ's sake. He could have any woman he wants, but he chose to be with the woman he trully loves. He keeps going back to her. And she keeps taking him back. That's true love to me. May we all find it. Maybe not the crazy one they have...but true love nonetheless! Amen

Tuesday, 6 February 2007

MARVIN GAYE: WHY DID HIS FATHER KILL HIM?


Gaye and mum


Gaye's dad being escorted to court


Marvin Gaye


Marvin Gaye Sr


Marvin's Lying-in-state

This is one question I've asked myself for years. Why would a father kill his own son? I went digging and this is what I found. Enjoy! Or not

Marvin's sister Jeanne Gay said, "In the past Father had made it very clear that if Marvin were to strike him, he'd murder him. Father said so publicly on more than one occasion."
Gaye's bodyguard, Andre White, told author Turner that the case was in effect a suicide. He said, "He wanted to die, but he couldn't do it himself. He got his daddy to do it."

Alberta Gay said, "My husband never wanted Marvin, and he never liked him. He used to say that he didn't think he was really his child. I told him that was nonsense. He knew Marvin was his. But for some reason he didn't love Marvin and, what worse, he didn't want me to love Marvin either. Marvin wasn't very old before he understood that."
Jeanne Gay said, "From the time he was 7 until he became a teenager, Marvin's life at home consisted of a series of brutal whippings."

Dr. Ronald Markman, a psychiatrist who examined Marvin Gay Sr., had his own idea about the shooting.
"I believe that people kill basically because they're humiliated," he told Turner. "It's not a question of whether you're a pacifist, a minister or a rabbi. It's a question of whether you are capable of being humiliated and whether you are able to deal with that humiliation short of the need to destroy. That day Marvin had humiliated his dad by knocking him down. So you have a 45-year-old man hitting a 70-year-old man. He was knocked to the ground. He got up without a word but he went and got a gun and returned to kill him."
In a jailhouse interview a week after the slaying, Marvin Sr. explained the slaying to the Los Angeles Herald-Examiner.
"I pulled the trigger," he said. "The first one didn't seem to bother him. He put his hand up to his face, like he'd been hit with a BB. And then I fired again. I was backing towards my room. I was going to go in there and lock the door. This time I heard him say, 'Oh,' and I saw him going down. I do know that I did fire the gun. I was just trying to keep him back off me. I want the world to know it wasn't presumptuous on my part."
Asked if he loved his son, Marvin Sr. chose his words carefully before saying, "Let's say that I didn't dislike him."

BEFORE MARVIN SR KILLED MARVIN JR
Marvin hadn't lived in the same house with his father in a quarter-century. Besides the childhood baggage and conflicts over the drug use, sex and porn, two other issues festered in the edgy relationship between them.
Alberta Gay had had kidney surgery in the fall of 1983. Marvin Sr. had gone back to Washington for unspecified purposes, and he refused to return to California to support his wife during her surgery.
Also, Marvin Jr. had learned that his father had sold the family house in Washington during his stay there. He believed his mother was owed half that money, but Marvin Sr. refused to acknowledge that he had sold the property.
Although the men managed to avoid one another most of the time, the physical tension was palpable—so much so that Marvin Sr. told his daughter Jeanne, "If he touches me I'll kill him."

MARVIN GAYE SR
His endless idle time allowed Marvin Gay Sr. to focus on his children.
Although he had given up the House of God, he pressed its many prohibitions on his family. He forbade athletics, dancing, movies, television and popular music. His daughters were not allowed to wear sleeveless dresses, nylons, lipstick, nail polish or open-toed shoes.

He forced his children to observe an extended Sabbath, from Friday afternoon until midday Sunday. He drilled them on Biblical passages and administered beatings for incorrect answers.
All four Gay children were bed-wetters, and this, too, prompted beatings.
Divided Soul"Living with father was something like living with a king, a very peculiar, changeable, cruel and all-powerful king," Marvin Gaye told biographer Ritz. "You were supposed to tip-toe around his moods. You were supposed to do anything to win his favor. I never did. Even though winning his love was the ultimate goal of my childhood, I defied him. I hated his attitude... If it wasn't for mother, who was always there to console me and praise my singing, I think I would have been one of those child suicides you read about in the papers."
Marvin Jr. bore the brunt of the abuse. He could be provoked for the most picayune offenses—when he used his hairbrush or came home 15 minutes late from school.


THE FINAL FIGHT
In his paranoia, Marvin Jr. had begun to stockpile guns when he returned home from the Sexual Healing Tour. He kept a cheap machine gun in his bedroom at one point until his mother insisted that he get rid of it.
For reasons not entirely clear, Marvin gave his father a handgun, an unregistered .38-caliber Smith & Wesson, at Christmas time in 1983.

On the night of March 31, 1984, Marvin Sr. was angered because he was unable to find a document concerning an insurance policy. He stormed around the house and yelled at Alberta, whom he blamed for losing the document.
He was still angry when he awoke the next morning, Sunday, April 1, the day before Marvin Jr.'s 45th birthday.
At about 11 a.m., Marvin Sr. hollered up the stairs at his wife, who was in Marvin Jr.'s bedroom. The son went to the top of the stairs and hollered back that he should speak to Alberta's face if he had something to say.
The father hurried up the steps and entered his son's room. Marvin Jr. leaped up off the bed and pushed his 70-year-old father out into the hallway, knocking him down and kicking him.
Alberta interceded and the men separated. Marvin Jr. returned to his bed.
The father got up and went down the hall to his own bedroom. After a few moments, he returned to Marvin Jr.'s threshold. He raised a hand toward his son, and Alberta could see he was holding the .38 pistol Marvin Jr. had given him.
He pulled the trigger, and shot his son in the chest, tearing through his heart. As Marvin Jr. slumped off the bed to the floor, his father strode forward and fired again. The second shot was unnecessary.
Marvin Gay Sr. escorted by policeMarvin's brother, Frankie, ran to the sound of shots. His wife, Irene, called 911. Paramedics arrived to find Marvin Sr. sitting on the front porch. They demanded to see the gun before they would enter the house. Irene found it under Marvin Sr.'s pillow and threw it on the lawn.
Gaye was rushed to California Hospital. Resuscitation efforts were in vain. He was declared dead at 1:01 p.m.

Please look at that man's face again. He died in 1998. Poor soul

Sunday, 4 February 2007

THE OSCAR WINNERS SINCE 1980

I'm sure y'all have noticed I love everything Hollywood. One of the things I love most is the Academy Awards. I've been following it since I learnt the difference betweem a male and a female. I know there are a few of you out there who are as interested as I am to know those who have won it in the past. The first time I watched the Oscars was in 1995 so I know everyone who has won since then. But before then? Had no knowledge, so I went searching...this is what I found. Winners of the Oscars for lead, support roles and best movie. Check it out. It's quite informative and interesting...

1980
Best Lead Actor - ROBERT DE NIRO (Raging Bull)
Best Support Actor - TIMOTHY HUTTON (Ordinary people)
Best Lead Actress - SISSY SPACEK (Coal miner's daughter)
Best Support Actress - MARY STEENBURGEN (Melvin & Howard)
Best Movie - ORDINARY PEOPLE

1981
Best Lead Actor - HENRY FONDA (On Golden Pond)
Best Support Actor -JOHN GIELGUD (Arthur)
Best Lead Actor - KATHERINE HEPBURN (On Golden Pond)
Best Support Actor MAUREEN STAPLETON (Reds)
Best Movie - CHARIOTS OF FIRE

1982
Best Lead Actor - BEN KINGSLEY (Gandhi)
Best Support Actor - LOUISE GOSSETT JR (An Officer and a Gentleman)
Best Lead Actor - MERYL STREEP (Sophie's Choice)
Best Support Actor - JESSICA LANGE (Tootsie)
Best Movie - GANDHI

1983
Best Lead Actress - ROBERT DUVALL (Tender mercies)
Best Support Actress - JACK NICHOLSON (Terms of Endearment)
Best Lead Actress - SHIRLEY MACLAINE (Terms of Endearment)
Best Support Actress - LINDA HUNT (The Year of Living Dangerously)
Best Movie - TERMS OF ENDEARMANT

1984
Best Lead Actor - F MURRAY ABRAHAM (Amadeus)
Best Support Actor - HAING S NGOR (The killing field)
Best Lead Actress - SALLY FIELD (Places in the Heart)
Best Support Actress - PEGGY ASHCROFT (A Message to India)
Best Movie - AMADEUS

1985
Best Lead Actor - WILLIAM HURT (Kiss of the Spider Woman)
Best Support Actor - DON AMECHE (Cocoon)
Best Lead Actress - GERALDINE PAGE (The trip to Bountiful)
Best Support Actor - ANGELICA HUSTON (Prizzi's Honor)
Best Movie - OUT OF AFRICA

1986
Best Lead Actor - PAUL NEWMAN (The Colour of Money)
Best Support Actor - MICHAEL CAINE (Hannah and her Sisters)
Best Lead Actress - MARLEE MATLIN (Children of a lesser god)
Best Support Actress - DIANNE WIEST (Hannah and her Sisters)
Best Movie - PLATOON

1987
Best Lead Actor - MICHAEL DOUGLAS (Wall street)
Best Support Actor - SEAN CONNERY (The Untouchables)
Best Lead Actress - CHER (Moonstruck)
Best Support Actress - OLYMPIA DUKAKIS (Moonstruck)
Best Movie - THE LAST EMPEROR

1988
Best Lead Actor - DUSTIN HUFFMAN (Rain Man)
Best Support Actor - KEVIN KLINE (A Fish Called Wanda)
Best Lead Actress - JODIE FOSTER (The Accused)
Best Support Actress - GEENA DAVIS (The Accidental Tourist)
Best Movie - RAIN MAN

1989
Best Lead Actor - DANIEL DAY LEWIS (My Left Foot)
Best Support Actor - DENZEL WASHINGTON (Glory)
Best Lead Actress - JESSICA TANDY (Driving Miss Daisy)
Best Support Actress - BRENDA FRICKER (My Left Foot)
Best Movie - DRIVING MISS DAISY

1990
Best Lead Actor - JEREMY IRON (Reversal of Fortune)
Best Support Actor - JOE PESCI (GoodFellas)
Best Lead Actress - KATHY BATES (Misery)
Best Support Actress - WHOOPI GOLDBERG (Ghost)
Best Movie - DANCES WITH WOLVES

1991
Best Lead Actor - ANTHONY HOPKINS (Silence of the Lambs)
Best Support Actor - JACK PALANCE (City Slickers)
Best Lead Actress - JODIE FOSTER (Silence of the Lambs)
Best Support Actress - MERCEDES RUEHL (The Fisher King)
Best Movie - SILENCE OF THE LAMBS

1992
Best Lead Actor - AL PACINO (The Scent of a Woman)
Best Support Actor - GENE HACKMAN (Unforgiven)
Best Lead Actress - EMMA THOMPSON (Howard's End)
Best Support Actress - MARRISA TOMEI (My cousin Vinny)
Best Movie - UNFORGIVEN

1993
Best Lead Actor - TOM HANKS (Philadelphia)
Best Support Actor - TOMMY LEE JONES (The Fugitive)
Best Lead Actress - HOLLY HUNTER (The Piano)
Best Support Actress - ANNA PAQUIN (The Piano)
Best Movie - SCHLINDLER'S LIST

1994
Best Lead Actor - TOM HANKS (Forrest Gump)
Best Support Actor - MARTIN LANDAU (Ed Wood)
Best Lead Actress - JESSICA LANGE (Blue Sky)
Best Support Actress - DIANE WIEST (Bullet Over Broadway)
Best Movie - FORREST GUMP

1995
Best Lead Actor - NICHOLAS CAGE (Leaving Las Vegas)
Best Support Actor - KEVIN SPACEY (The Usual Suspect)
Best Lead Actress - SUSAN SARADON (Dead Man Walking)
Best Support Actress - MIRA SORVINO (Mighty Aphrodite)
Best Movie - BRAVEHEART

1996
Best Lead Actor - JEOFFREY RUSH (Shine)
Best Support Actor - CUBA GOODING JR (Jerry Maguire)
Best Lead Actress - FRANCES MCDORMAND (Fargo)
Best Support Actress - JULIETTE BINOCHE (The English Patient)
Best Movie - THE ENGLISH PATIENT

1997
Best Lead Actor - JACK NICHOLSON (As Good As It Gets)
Best Support Actor - ROBIN WILLIAMS (Good Will Hunting)
Best Lead Actress - HELEN HUNT (As Good As It Gets)
Best Support Actress - KIM BASINGER (L A Confidential)
Best Movie - TITANIC

1998
Best Lead Actor - ROBERTO BENIGNI (Life Is Beautiful)
Best Support Actor - JAMES COBURN (Affliction)
Best Lead Actress - GYWNETH PALTROW (Shakespeare In Love)
Best Support Actress - JUDI DENCH (Shakespeare In Love)
BM - SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE

1999
Best Lead Actor - KEVIN SPACEY (American Beauty)
Best Support Actor - MICHAEL CAINE (The Cider House Rules)
Best Lead Actress - HILARY SWANK (Boys Don't Cry)
Best Support Actress - ANGELINA JOLIE (Girl, Interrupted)
Best Movie - AMERICAN BEAUTY

2000
Best Lead Actor - RUSSELL CROWE (Gladiator)
Best Support Actor - BENICIO DEL TORO (Traffic)
Best Lead Actress - JULIA ROBERTS (Erin Brokovich)
Best Support Actress - MARCIA GAY HARDEN (Pollock)
Best Movie - GLADIATOR

2001
Best Lead Actor - DENZEL WASHINGTON (Training Day)
Best Support Actor - JIM BROADBENT (Iris)
Best Lead Actress - HALLE BERRY (Monster's Ball)
Best Support Actress - JENNIFER CONNELY (A Beautiful Mind)
Best Movie - A BEAUTIFUL MIND

2002
Best Lead Actor - ADRIEN BRODY (The Pianist)
Best Support Actress - CHRIS COOPER (Adaptation)
Best Lead Actor - NICOLE KIDMAN (The Hours)
Best Support Actress - KATHERINE ZETA JONES (Chicago)
Best Movie - CHICAGO

2003
Best Lead Actor - SEAN PENN (Mystic River)
Best Support Actor - TIM ROBBINS (Mystic River)
Best Lead Actress - CHARLIZE THERON (Monster)
Best Support Actor - RENEE ZELWEGER (Cold Mountain)
Best Movie - THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE RETURN OF THE KING

2004
Best Lead Actor - JAMIE FOXX (Ray)
Best Support Actor - MORGAN FREEMAN (Million Dollar Baby)
Best Lead Actress - HILARY SWANK (Million Dollar Baby)
Best Support Actor - CATE BLANCHETT (The Aviator)
BM - MILLION DOLLAR BABY

2005
Best Lead Actor - PHILLIP SEYMOUR (Capote)
Best Support Actor - GEORGE CLOONEY (Syriana)
Best Lead Actress - REESE WITHERSPOON (Walk The Line)
Best Support Actress - RACHEL WEISZ (The Constant Gardener)
Best Movie - CRASH

2006 ?
Coming soon. I didn't know Sean Penn won the 2003 Best Lead Actor. I actually thought it was Bill Murray for Lost In Translation. There are TWO actors who I think have done so well in their career but are yet to win an Oscar. I'm talking about Leonardo Dicarprio and Johnny Depp. Hopefully one day, it will be their turn. Hope you guys appreciate this. It took me a whole day to put this together. So tired! Got to go. Enjoy each other

MY ALL TIME BEST SONGS FROM DIFFERENT ARTISTS

Have you ever wondered what particular songs from all your favourite artists you love best? If you were asked to choose or listen to only ONE song from any artist of your choice, what songs would you choose? What is your all time favourite/best song from Celine Dion? Ever thought of that? Well I did and this is what I came up with...

CELINE DION
If walls could talk

LUTHER VANDROSE
Power of love

LIONEL RICHIE
Stuck on you

WHITNEY HOUSTON
Why does it hurt so bad

GEORGE MICHAEL
Careless whispers

TONI BRAXTON
Breath again

BEYONCE
Irreplaceable

PHIL COLLINS
Can't turn back the years

BRANDY
Have you ever

WEST LIFE
Angel's wing

CRAIG DAVID
Unbelievable

LEMAR
Time to grow

AALIYAH
How could the one I gave my heart to

ANITA BAKER
I apologise

TEVIN CAMPBELL
Always in my heart

MARY J BLIGE
Give me you

DIANA ROSS
I'm coming out

BRITNEY SPEARS
Sometimes

CHRISTINA AGUILERA
Come on over

SHANIA TWAIN
That don't impress me much

DIDO
Thank you

MASE
More money, more problem

DOLLY PATTON
Give me a reason

PUSSYCAT DOLLS
Stickwitu

KELLY CLARKSON
Because of you

DESTINY'S CHILD
Brown eyes

MICHAEL JACKSON
You rock my world

GLORIA ESTAFAN
If I could reach

SHAKIRA
Underneath it all

JON BON JOVI
Always

RONAN KEATING
You say it best

BRYAN ADAMS
When you love a woman

BACKSTREET BOYS
As long as you love me

TRICIA YEARWOOD
How do I live without you

RICKY MARTIN
Livin la vida loca

ENRIQUE IGLESIAS
Sad eyes

UB40
Red red wine

MADONNA
Take a bow

ROBBIE WILLIAMS
Millenium

INDIA ARIE
Video

AKON
Ghetto

KANYE WEST
Gold digger

WILL SMITH
Get jiggy with it

JOHN LEGEND
Heaven

ARETHA FRANKLIN
Willing to forgive

KARYN WHITE
Superwoman

AVRIL LAVIGNE
Complicated

PINK
There you go

GWEN STEFANI
Cool

SAVAGE GARDEN
I knew I loved you before I met you

THE CORRS
Runaway

SHADE ADU
By your side

BLUE
If you come back

DANIEL BEDINGFIELD
If you are not the one

MARIAH CAREY
I Can't live

TAKE THAT
Want you back

NATALIE IMBRUGLIA
Turn

USHER
You got it bad

R KELLY
Heaven I need a hug

REUBEN STUDDARD
I need an angel

STEVIE WONDER
I just called to say I love you

GLORIA GAYNOR
I will survive

BARRY WHITE
Practice what you preach

If I were asked to pick just ONE song from the above mentioned artistes, those are the songs I'll Pick. The others I Love, But this ones? Can't do without them. What about you...whats your all time BESTEST song from this singers? Send me your thoughts. Ciao

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