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Wednesday, 7 March 2007

BEST FEMALE GROUP OF ALL TIME.


TLC


Salt-N-Pepa


Zhane


All Saints


Destiny's Child


SWV


Spice Girls


En Vogue


Dixie Chicks


Pussycat Dolls

Alot of female groups have come and gone. Some of them gave us songs we'll never forget. Some of them revolutionalised music. Some groups made alot of women all over the world understand and appreciate their sexuality. Alot of them left an impact.

Above are pictures of groups that I think qualify to be nominated. Maybe your favourite of all time isn't in the list? Send me their name. So which female group do you think is the best of all time? That's including hits songs, awards, their dancing abilities, their singing voices, beauty. The whole package.

I'm going for Destiny's Child, Spice Girls and TLC in that particular order. What about you?

MARCH 7TH IN HISTORY!

March 7th in History
1876: Telephone patented by Alexander Graham Bell in the United States
1965: American marines land in South Vietnam
1989: Chinese occupying forces fire on Tibetan monks and civilians
1975: The body of heiress Lesley Whittle is found in a 60ft drain shaft in Staffordshire 52 days after being kidnapped from her home in Shropshire by Donald Nielson, known as the Black Panther.
1969: Queen Elizabeth II opens the new Victoria Line on London Underground.
1965: America sends the first official combat troops to Vietnam.
1941: World War II: British troops invade Italian-held Ethiopia.
1936: German leader Adolf Hitler continues German expansion by re-occupying the Rhineland.
1918: Bolshevik Party changes its name to the Russian Communist party.
1917: The all-white Original Dixieland Jazz Band release the world's first jazz record.
1900: In London, fire destroys the roof of Buckingham Palace.
1897: John and Bill Kellogg give their first cornflake cereal to patients at a sanitorium.
1838: 'Swedish nightingale' Jenny Lind makes her operatic debut in Stockholm.
1804: Foundation of British and Foreign Bible Society.
1960: Czech tennis player Ivan Lendl.
1950: Viv Richards, West Indies cricketer.
1944: Explorer Sir Ranulph Twisleton-Wykeham-Fiennes.
1917: Reginald Maulding, British politician.
1881: Ernest Bevin, British Labour Party politician.
1802: Sir Edwin Landseer, painter and sculptor.
1802: Maurice Ravel, French composer.
1999: Film director Stanley Kubrick, who shocked the world with A Clockwork Orange, dies at his home in Britain, aged 70. Also directed 2001: A Space Odyssey, Dr. Strangelove, Spatacus and Full Metal Jacket. A virtual recluse, he lived near Harpenden in Hertforshire.
1809: French balloon pioneer Jean Pierre Blanchard.

March 7th birthdays
1875: Maurice Ravel, French composer
1952: William Boyd, British writer
1960: Ivan Lendl, Czech tennis player

BEST MALE GROUP OF ALL TIME!!!


Westlife



All For One




Nsync


112



Take That



Backtstreet Boys


Boys 11 Men

These are the only male groups I can think of that qualify to be nominated for Best Male Group of all time.

As far I'm concerned, the best Male group of all time is Boys 11 Men, then Westlife, followed by Backstreet boys. What's yours? Holla!!!

TOM, KATE AND SURI CRUISE! CUTE FAMILY!!!


Tom and his daughter, Suri Cruise. Do you guys see any resemblance?




Tom Cruise and his family out and about this past weekend. Their daughter is cute. I don't know why people keep calling her 'Alien Cruise'. Is there anything alien about her? I think she's a beautiful baby.

DAYS THAT SHOOK THE WORLD.

There have been days in the history of the world when something happened that affected most people in the world. Days that changed the course of everyone's lives. Days that will forever be remembered, celebrated and mourned. Days that either brought us together as one or pushed us further apart. Days alot of us, whether living at the time or not, will never forget.

I present to you some days that shook the world to it's grounds.

ASSASINATION AT SARAJEVO
On June 28, 1914, an assassin's bullet set off a chain of events that would lead to the most terrible war the world had ever seen. This was the day Archduke Ferdinand, heir to the throne of Austria-Hungary, made a state visit to Sarajevo, the capital city of Bosnia. This day changed the course of history.

THE DREAM OF MARTIN LUTHER KING JR
On August 28, 1963, civil rights activist Martin Luther King Jr. made a speech at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. In it he described his dream of black and white people coexisting in racial harmony and equality. But his historic address was really about the inequality and injustices that African-Americans suffered. That day nor the speech will ever be forgotten.

THE FALL OF THE BERLIN WALL
On November 9, 1989, the Berlin Wall came down. For over a quarter of a century, the wall divided not only the people of Berlin, but the people of Germany and Europe. It had been the point at which democracy and communism collided. It had been the most brutal symbol of communist repression. And it had been a physical barrier that when broken, shook the world to its ground

THE FREEING OF NELSON MANDELA
In 1990, February 11th, Leading anti-apartheid campaigner Nelson Mandela was freed after 27 years in South African prison. It was a day the world had been waiting for for years, and it marked a turning point for South Africa

THE BOMBIMG OF HIROSHIMA
On August 6, 1945, 12 U.S. airmen climbed aboard a B-29 Superfortress bomber at an airfield on a tiny island in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. Their mission was so secret that even they were not certain of its true nature. The cargo was a special type of bomb, and their instruction was to head for the Japanese city of Hiroshima. This bombing stopped the second world war.

THE KENNEDY ASSASINATION
Friday, November 22, 1963, is a day that most people over the age of 50 will never forget. Where they were and what they were doing is etched into their memories, because that was the day John F. Kennedy was killed. For all generations, the assassination of this youthful and handsome American president remains a mystery.

THE MOON LANDING
It is 4:15 A.M., on Wednesday, July 16, 1969. Astronauts Neil Armstrong, "Buzz" Aldrin, and Mike Collins wake up, knowing that today is a special day. There is a good chance that they are about to make history, by taking off on the first mission ever to land a human being on the moon. If they are successful, their names will never be forgotten. And the day, never to be forgotten.

PEARL HARBOUR
On December 7, 1941, Japanese aircraft carried out a devastating surprise bombing raid on the U.S. naval base at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii. This single act drew the U.S. into conflict with both Japan and its ally Germany. It marked a turning point in the course of World War II.

THE WALL STREET CRASH
Black Tuesday, October 29, 1929, was the day an era came to an end. The 1920s had been a magical time in the history of the U.S.-- a time of jazz, flappers, and gangsters, and a time when the stock market encouraged dreams of unlimited wealth. Thousands of people bought shares and watched their value soar at the New York Stock Exchange.

THE DEATH OF PRINCESS DIANA
August 31st is a day many people will not forget. It was the day the world lost their beloved Princess and the most photographed woman in the world, Princess of Whales. Prncess Diana or Lady di ad she was fondly called, in a ghastly motor accident while trying to escape the paparazzi in France. Alot of people could not believe that their Princess was gone forever and will always remain one of those days in the history of the world that people and things were halted for a while.

THE CORONATION OF QUEEN ELIZABETH 11
On June 2nd 1953, the world witnessed the coronation of 27 year old Princess Elizabeth as the new Queen of England following the untimely death of her father, King George VI

THE DEATH OF MARTIN LUTHER KING JR.
At 6:01 pm on April 4, 1968, a shot rang out. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., who had been standing on the balcony of his room at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis was killed. His assassination is a significant moment in the history of the Civil Rights Movement as well as in the history of the United. A day no one will ever forget

ADOLF HITLER'S SUICIDE
April 30th 1945, Hitler committed suicide, shooting himself His death marked the end of the second world war.

9/11
Who can forget that day? Most of us can remember exactly where we were when four hi-jacked planes by Al-queda terrorists, plunged into the twin tower, world trade center and the Pentagon. It was a day that thousands of lives were lost. A day that will always be refered to till the end of time

GHANA CELEBRATES 50YEARS OF INDEPENDENCE.










Yesterday, March 6th 2007, was Ghana's 5oth independence anniversary. Above are pictures of them celebrating.

ALL SAINTS DUMPED BY RECORD LABEL.


All Saints

Reformed pop group All Saints have been dropped by record label Parlophone following disappointing sales.

The foursome launched their comeback last November, five years after they split amid reports of in-fighting. But they failed to match the success of their 1990s hits Pure Shores and Never Ever, and new album Studio One entered the UK charts at number 40.

Parlophone decided to part company with the group when second single Chick Fit landed outside the Top 75 last weekend

The group sold more than 10 million albums around the world in their first flush of success.

Their second single, Never Ever, went to number one in 1997 and singer-songwriter Shaznay Lewis burst into tears when it was named best British single at the following year's Brit Awards.

Following their split in 2001, group member Melanie Blatt told BBC Radio 1 the quartet had fallen out over money.

It's time for this girls to move on to other things.

FROM ME TO YOU!




From me to you

xoxo (Whatever that means)

linda

P.S: These pictures are old. Haven't been to the studio in over a year. Sad right?

Tuesday, 6 March 2007

DICK CHENEY DIAGNOSED WITH A BLOOD CLOT IN LEFT LEG


Dick Cheney has been diagnosed with a blood clot in his left leg, leading to speculation he will be forced to resign as U.S. Vice-President.
The 66-year-old has a history of major health problems, including four heart attacks, and has undergone quadruple-bypass surgery.
Mr Cheney called in a doctor yesterday after suffering 'discomfort' in his calf.
'An ultrasound test revealed a deep venous thrombosis or blood clot in his left lower leg,' said an official report. The vice-president has been put on blood thinning medication and has returned to work.
While the White House is trying to play down the situation, the condition is obviously serious and will again trigger speculation that Mr Cheney could be forced to resign through poor health.
Blood clots that form deep in the legs can become killers if they break off and float into the lungs.
Lets hope he gets well soon.

THE WAR IN UGANDA.



Some of you might find this pictures offensive. I'm sorry about that. But I think we all need to know what's happening in other parts of the world. We all need to know how our fellow human beings live like animals. While we are thinking of how to get that new ride, new home, new clothes, these people are thinking of how to survive from day to day. Thinking of when their next meal will arrive, wondering if and when they'll see their families again. And hoping for a better tomorrow. Below are some pictures from war torn Uganda.





A woman being shaved before being raped






Former child-soldier

I usually don't like to load up sad things but I believe some of us need to wake up and start counting our blessings. And what better way to do it than to see how other people live?

There's been a civil unrest in Uganda since 1979, after dictator India Amin left power. It's sad to see people live this way, right?

From today onwards, count your blessings instead of counting the little things you don't have. Trust me, millions of people in war torn countries will trade places with you anyday. You are lucky. Always remember that.

JAY Z TO SELL ROCAWEAR.



Jay-Z has entered into a deal to sell his successful clothing company Rocawear.
The best part? He's set to receive $204 million in CASH for it!!!!!

The hip hop mogul will be selling his apparel line to the Iconix Brand Group, a company that licenses and markets such popular brands as Candies, Joe Boxer, Mudd, London Fog, Ocean Pacific and others.

And, Jay is set to make even more money if Rocawear continues to perform well.

The deal, which was announced Tuesday March 6th, could also net Jay-Z $35 million in Iconix stock, if the Rocawear brand meets certain performance requirements over the next three-five years.

Jay-Z will still also stay on board as figurehead of the company and he will continue to be in charge of all product development, marketing and licensing for Rocawear, which boasts annual retail sales of over $700 million.

And, Beyonce's man has also signed a new deal with Iconix to launch a new luxury brand, The Shawn Carter Collection, which is due in stores in 2008.

Some people don't know how lucky they are. Good luck to Jay!!!

AMERICA'S NEXT TOP MODEL CYCLE 8 CONTESTANTS.



These are the girls of America's next top Model Cycle 8, which is presently running. How many of you are watching this show? I am and I love it to bits. At this point, I have no favourites, I'm still watching to see who has the best model potential. I'll keep you guys posted.

GHANA TURNS 50 TODAY.



Our neighbouring country, Ghana, today marked the Golden Jubilee Anniversary of their country's independence. They turned 50!!!

Our President, Chief Olusegun Obasanajo was at Ghana today to felicitate with the country. Now I know why he didn't celebrate his 7oth birthday at home. Which country did Ghana get there independence from? Anyone know?

Here's wishing all Ghanians a happy anniversary. May your country continue to prosper!

BEST MOVIES OF 2006!





The only thing I love more than writing is watching movies. Or maybe I love watching movies more than writing...maybe I love both equally! Anyway, I've seen more movies than most people my age. I'd rather stay home and watch movies than go to a club, party or even hang out with friends...the little I have.

One day, I'm going to load up movies that I've seen and think you should see. But now, I'm going to tell you the best movies of 2006. And if you haven't seen any of this movies, pls go see them.

1. Pursuit of Happyness
2. The Departed
3. Happy Feet
4. The Queen
5. The last King of Scotland
6. Dreamgirls
7. Babel
8. Blood Diamond
9. Eragon
10. Night at the Museum

Of all of this movies, I think I love the Pursuit of Happyness the most. I won't tell you what it's about but I can guarantee your life would never be thesame again after watching this movie. It's about the strenght of the human spirit, determination, perseverance and not listening to those who tell you you won't amount to nothing.It's a life-changing movie. Go see it!

MARCH 6TH IN HISTORY.

March 6th in History
1836: The seige at the Alamo, Texas, ends after 12 days with only a handul of survivors
1899: Aspirin was patented by Felix Hoffman
1957: Israel completes its withdrawl from Sinai, Middle East
1997: A lone gunmen steals a £650,000 Picasso from a London art gallery and escapes in a taxi.
1996: Sinn Fein President Gerry Adams makes public an IRA warning that it is prepared for another 25 years of war.
1987: The Herald of Free Enterprise ferry capsizes while leaving Zeebrugge Harbour killing 193 passengers.
1957: Ghana independence.
1944: World War II: US planes from bases in Britain begin daylight bombing raids over Berlin.
1930: In Massachusetts, Clarence Birdseye markets the first frozen foods.
1926: Fire destroys the Shakespeare Memorial Theatre at Stratford upon Avon.
1899: Chemist Felix Hoffman patents the world's most used pain-relief drug, the aspirin.
1890: An ornithologist releases 60 pairs of starlings in New York's Central Park as a memorial to William Shakespeare. The starling is now one of America's worst pests.
1857: Start of the Indian Mutiny within the British Army.
1836: The Alamo falls to Mexican forces under Santa Anna after a 12 day battle. Frontiersmen Davy Crockett and Jim Bowie are among those killed.
1944: Dame Kiri Te Kanawa, New Zealand operatic soprano.
1922: British comedian Frankie Howerd.
1922: Russian cosmonaut Valentina Nikolayeva Tereshkova - the first woman in space.
1806: Author Elizabeth Barrett Browning.
1475: Italian artist Michaelangelo.
1994: Merlina Mercouri, Greek actress and politician, aged 68.
1967: American singer Nelson Eddy.
1961: English singer, actor and entertainer George Formby.
1951: Welsh composer, playwright andIvor Novello dies in his flat above the Strand Theatre in London.
1930: Admiral Von Tirpitz, German sea commander.
1900: German motor engineer Gottileb Daimler
1888: Author Louisa M.Alcott.

March 6th birthdays
1475: Michelangelo, Italian artist and sculptor
1619: Cyrano de Bergerac, French novelist
1806: Elizabeth Barrett Browning, English poet
1945: Rob Reiner, American director

ANNA NICOLE SMITH BURIED AT LAST!





Anna Nicole Smith dressed in a designer gown, her coffin covered in a pink rhinestone-studded blanket was buried in an extravagant funeral this past weekend.

The reality TV star was mourned at a lavish memorial service on Friday, with her companion Howard K. Stern, her mother Virgie Arthur and her former boyfriend Larry Birkhead all battling for custody of her 5-month-old Dannielynn in attendance.

Arthur, Birkhead and Stern took turns eulogizing the 39-year-old Smith, who died last month in a Florida hotel.

She was buried beside her son's grave in the Bahamas on Friday, 2nd March 2007. May her soul rest in perfect peace. Amen

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