News

Desmond Child to Receive ASCAP Founders Award; Honors for Lana Del Rey, Portugal. The Man at Pop Music Awards

Grammy-winning songwriter Desmond Child will be presented ASCAP’s Founders Award at the 35th annual ASCAP Pop Music Awards on April 23 in Los Angeles.  The Founders Award, the highest honor given to songwriters by the performing rights organization, goes to a pioneering ASCAP songwriter  to commemorate their contributions to the music community. Past recipients include Paul McCartney, Burt Bacharach, James Taylor, Stevie Wonder, Carly Simon and Tom Petty.  In addition to Child, ASCAP will present Lana Del Rey with the Global Impact Award and Portugal. The Man with the Vanguard Award at the Beverly Hilton event. The latter award recognizes the impact of new and developing musical genres.  Child, who is celebrating his 40th anniversary as an ASCAP member, has written more than 80 Top 40 hits...

Entertainment One Acquires Round Room Entertainment: Exclusive

Entertainment One, aka eOne, has purchased live entertainment production company Round Room Entertainment for an undisclosed sum. The acquisition will give eOne, which specializes in development, acquisition, production and distribution of entertainment content via film, television and music properties, a pathway into the live touring business.  The partnership developed after eOne and Round Room, run by co-presidents Stephen Shaw and Jonathan Linden, successfully collaborated on a PJ Masks Live tour, based on eOne’s pre-school property, PJ Masks, and produced by Round Room in 2017.  “I’ve known Jonathan and Steven for about 5 years,” says  eOne’s Global President, Music, Chris Taylor. “The tour was a way for us to really get to know each other on a day-to-day working relationship. Having ...

Pulse Gunman’s Father Was FBI Informant, Widow’s Lawyers Say

(AP) — The government has revealed only now that the Pulse nightclub shooter’s father was an FBI informant for 11 years before the attack, lawyers for his widow said Monday. They said prosecutors also told them in an email Saturday that the government found evidence on the day of the attack that Omar Mateen’s father, Seddique Mateen, had been sending money to Afghanistan and Turkey, and that he had been accused of raising money to fund violence against the government of Pakistan. Noor Salman’s lawyers say this new information — shared only after prosecutors rested their case — should result in a mistrial or an outright dismissal of the charges against her. Salman is accused of helping her husband plan his June 2016 attack at the gay nightclub in Orlando, where he ki...

Lovely Photos From Nollywood Actress Ruth Kadiri’s 30th Birthday Party

Nollywood actress, Ruth Kadiri celebrated her 30th birthday over the weekend with an intimate dinner party for some of her close friends and family. LADIES Only. JOIN the FabWoman Group on WhatsApp for FOOD, HEALTH & BEAUTY tips The actress, who recently got engaged, was gorgeous in a red wrap dress for the event. Read: Nigerian Celebrities Show Up To The Premiere Of ‘The Eve’ Looking Sexy And Ready For A Beach Party

Here’s What Actor Emeka Okoro Has To Say About Not Having A Child For Over 10 Years

Nollywood actor Emeka Okoro has been married for ten years, he is still looking to God for a child. LADIES Only. JOIN the FabWoman Group on WhatsApp for FOOD, HEALTH & BEAUTY tips In an interview with the Punch’s Sunday Scoop, the actor made it known that he is not bothered that his marriage has not yet been blessed with kids. He said, “I have been married for ten years and we are praying to God for children. I am not worried about my situation. When you are in Christ, you will know that some situations are just temporary.” On how he handles pressure from family members, he said, “I don’t succumb to family pressure. I am a man who controls things around me, including my family; nobody can tell me what to do. My wife is not disturbed as well because we know it is just a phase. The idea ...

Ro James Returns With “Smoke” EP

Ro James is back with Smoke, the first of a two-part EP with the second installment, Mirrors, set to arrive later this year. Smoke serves as a follow up to the R&B singer-songwriter’s major label debut Eldorado, which was helmed by the Grammy-nominated single, “Permission.” James says his latest offering also serves as an appetizer to his upcoming sophomore album. The four-track project is spearheaded by the previously released “Lost My Mind,” which features a sample of The Notorious B.I.G.’s “Big Poppa.” The single is produced by longtime Nas collaborator Salaam Remi. [embedded content] James spoke on how he differs from the new wave of R&B — including Tory Lanez, 6LACK, and Bryson Tiller — during an interview with HipHopDX at last year’s SXSW. “I fit in my own lane,” he said. “I ...

Trump Said to Expel 60 Russian Diplomats, Close Consulate

17:00 John Herrmann Mitsubishi UFJ Securities (USA) Inc, Rates Strategist 17:40 Mike McGlone Bloomberg Intelligence, Commodity Strategist 18:00 Lori Calvasina RBC Capital Markets LLC, Head:US Equity Strategy 18:50 Elissa Sangster Forte Foundation, Executive Director 19:20 Jim Strugger MKM Holdings LLC, Head:Derivatives Products https://www.bloomberg.com/news/videos/2018-03-26/trump-said-to-expel-60-russian-diplomats-close-consulate-video

U.S. Supreme Court Rejects Greenberg’s Company on AIG Bailout

The U.S. Supreme Court rejected an appeal by Maurice “Hank” Greenberg’s Starr International Co., refusing to revive its bid to sue the federal government over the $85 billion bailout of American International Group Inc. a decade ago. The justices, without comment, left intact a federal appeals court ruling that said Starr, one of AIG’s largest shareholders, doesn’t have the legal right to sue the government. The 2008 bailout saved what was then the country’s biggest insurer from imminent collapse in the midst of a national housing crisis. The lawsuit sought compensation for what Greenberg’s lawyers said were onerous bailout terms that gave the government 80 percent of AIG’s equity. The government later sold its stock for almost $18 billion. “If the decision below is allow...

Match-fixing fears raised over Iran-Sierra Leone friendly

Sierra Leone’s FA president has written to Fifa to request an investigation A friendly between Sierra Leone and World Cup qualifiers Iran last month could be the subject of a match-fixing inquiry, the BBC has learned. Iran, who meet Spain, Portugal and Morocco in Russia, won 4-0 in Tehran. Sierra Leone FA (SLFA) president Isha Johansen says an under-strength side left Freetown without her consent. “I’d like to suggest the Match-Fixing Enquiry Committee looks into [how] this friendly was agreed upon and conducted by the SLFA,” Johansen wrote to Fifa. The Sierra Leone line-up on 17 March was far from representative of the full-strength national side, largely composed of youngsters with just a handful of overseas-based players making the trip. Johansen says she only le...

Spokesman Says Trump Still Has Confidence in Shulkin

Washington (AP) — A White House spokesman says the president still has confidence in embattled Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin. Three administration officials told The Associated Press Sunday that Trump is planning to oust the embattled secretary amid an extraordinary rebellion at the agency and damaging government investigations into his alleged spending abuses. The three officials demanded anonymity to discuss a sensitive personnel matter. But Hogan Gidley is dismissing reports of Shulkin’s imminent dismissal. He’s telling Fox News Channel, “we hear these types of rumors every day.” Gidley says, “At this point in time, though, he does have confidence in Dr. Shulkin.” But he says the president “wants to put the right people in the r...

Wife Of Football Star Joseph Yobo, Adaeze Reveals The Truth Behind Her Sexy Cat Tattoo

Wife of football star Joseph Yobo, Adaeze has revealed what she did when she was angry at her husband. LADIES Only. JOIN the FabWoman Group on WhatsApp for FOOD, HEALTH & BEAUTY tips The mother of three took to her Instagram to tell the story behind the tattoo on her back and said it was a decision made to annoy her husband when she was angry with him. She wrote, “So let me tell you my lovers a short story about this tatoo you’re looking at 🤣 So About 6years ago my hubby and I were having one of those fights (wasn’t serious at all) 2days of not talking to each other, my Brazilian neighbour calls me and said they invited one of the best tattoo artist from Cyprus and some players & WAGs who want to get a tattoo can come over to their home the next day. I wasn’t interested but...

This Is How TBoss’ Father Blasted His Children On Social Media Over His Wedding

Following the news of BB Naija 2017 housemate, TBoss’ father getting married going viral, the man in question has come out to defend himself and his decision to get married. LADIES Only. JOIN the FabWoman Group on WhatsApp for FOOD, HEALTH & BEAUTY tips He explained why he got married and even placed curses on his children because they haven’t been in contact fora while. Vincent Idowu commented on a news post about him on Instablog saying, “When destiny smiles on someone, he forgets that there is life elsewhere. If I look like a roasted goat on my wedding day, that’s cool but that writer wiĺl soon become a resident of a Subcity where people with severed limbs, broken bones, amputations, stinking, blind, and lame reside. THIS IS A PROMISE. I live a humble, private life and did not intim...