Saturday, October 31, 2009

Love Is Free, But There Is No Free Lunch In Freetown

Love Is Free, But There Is No Free Lunch In Freetown
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Yes, love is free, but there is no free lunch in freetown, because you have to pay the bills.

You have just won her sweet heart and you are happy and walking tall with your head in clouds. Oh, it is good to be in love. But can you take good care of her?

I wonder if many young guys think of the consequences of asking babes out and soon luring her into sleeping with you.
Can you pay the price when she tells you she has missed her period?
Are you prepared to be a father and a good one and not a poor dad who would be at the mercy of a rich dad.
Who would be happy to have a poor dad who cannot pay the bills?

I advise poor guys to think twice before dating any babe.

If you cannot afford her basic needs, PLEASE, LEAVE HER ALONE.

There is an Igbo proverb that says that if you see a fine tree and you do not have the axe to cut it down, the sooner you move on to get the axe the better and wiser before a smarter man meets you still day dreaming of how fine it is and then runs to get his axe and before your very eyes, he will cut it and carry it away.

Love is free, but the sweetie should not starve and look like a Liberian refugee.

Friday, October 30, 2009

Laila Ali and the Live Like a Champion Tour to Knock Out Childhood Obesity

World Champion athlete Laila Ali joined the Anthem Blue Cross and California Governor's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports Live Like a Champion Tour at Kentwood Elementary to combat the growing epidemic of childhood obesity. Ali stepped into the ring for a round with a speed bag and to teach kids the importance of conditioning activities such as push-ups, sit-ups and jumping rope. (PRNewsFoto/Anthem Blue Cross) WOODLAND HILLS, CA UNITED STATES 20091029T00:00:00-04:00 0-04:00

29 Oct 2009 21:01 Africa/Lagos

Kentwood Elementary Receives Special Appearance from Laila Ali and the Live Like a Champion Tour to Knock Out Childhood Obesity

WOODLAND HILLS, Calif., Oct. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- World Champion athlete Laila Ali joined the Live Like a Champion Tour at Kentwood Elementary to combat the growing epidemic of childhood obesity by teaching children the importance of eating healthy and staying active in a fun, interactive way. The award-winning initiative is a partnership between the California Governor's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports and Anthem Blue Cross. Now in its fourth year, the Live Like a Champion Tour features interactive games and challenging sports-themed activities that encourage children to bring out their "inner champion."


As the newest council member, Ali unveiled her very own "Champ Corner," a hands-on physical education piece where children learn about the importance of conditioning activities such as push-ups, sit-ups and jumping rope and how to use a speed bag. "It is an honor to take on this role with the Governor's Council and the Live Like a Champion Tour," said Ali. "I am committed to promoting healthy eating and active lifestyles and hope that children learn the importance of exercise and a balanced diet through the Champ Corner."

A select group of Governor's Council celebrity athletes lends its support to the Live Like a Champion Tour to help raise awareness and promote physical fitness for all Californians. These California icons serve as role models and share their favorite exercises, and their choice of healthy fruits and vegetables depicted on life-size posters throughout the event-site.

"The Live Like a Champion Tour is a great way for me and my fellow Council members to encourage kids to get moving and eat right," said Jake Steinfeld, Chairman of the Governor's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports. "Few kids will ever have the opportunity to become world champions like Laila Ali, Jerry Rice and Misty May-Treanor, but through our Live Like a Champion Tour, kids across the state experience how fun it is to get active. They also get to learn how important it is to never quit on themselves or their dreams. Don't Quit!"

The tour is traveling to schools, local community and special events, YMCAs, Boys and Girls Clubs and other after-school program locations throughout the state of California. Special effort is focused on reaching out to the state's underserved communities.

According to the 2009 "F as in Fat" report by Trust for America's Health, nearly one in three children in California 10-17 years of age are either overweight or obese. "Encouraging healthy eating and activity routines can help children stay healthy and focused. Research shows that active and well-nourished children have stronger bones and muscles, higher self-esteem, and improved performance at school," said Harvinder Sareen, PhD, Director of Clinical Programs, Anthem Blue Cross.

"As the state's largest health insurance provider, Anthem Blue Cross recognizes its responsibility to respond to the growing epidemic of childhood obesity. We are committed to addressing the issue and empowering families and communities to adopt healthier lifestyles," said Leslie A. Margolin, President of Anthem Blue Cross.

Laila Ali is the youngest daughter of Veronica Porsche Anderson, and of the legendary Muhammad Ali. Ali is deeply committed to helping ensure the adults of tomorrow are getting a healthy start today.

Athletes who are featured in the campaign and their event experiences include:

-- Olympic Style Opening Ceremony: Children pledge to put down the remote
and get active.
-- Laila Ali's Champ Corner: Inspired by world champion athlete Laila
Ali, children step into the ring for a round with a speed bag and
learn about the importance of conditioning activities such as
push-ups, sit-ups and jumping rope.
-- Misty May-Treanor's Dig, Set and Spike Like A Champion: Inspired by
Olympic volleyball champion Misty May-Treanor, children step up to the
net and learn how to dig, set and spike a volleyball as another way to
be active and have fun.
-- Jerry Rice's Catch Like A Champion: Inspired by Super Bowl champion
Jerry Rice, children make the winning catch in the end zone by diving
onto an inflatable mat while hearing messages encouraging 30-60
minutes of physical activity a day.
-- Lisa Leslie's Hoop Like A Champion: Inspired by Olympic basketball
champion Lisa Leslie, children shoot to score by attempting different
basketball shots with various colored balls representing different
healthy foods.
-- Julie Foudy's Kick Like A Champion: Inspired by World Cup champion
Julie Foudy, children shoot multicolored soccer balls representing
fruits and vegetables into a goal to learn the importance of a
balanced diet.

-- Closing Ceremony: Children engage in post-activity stretch exercises
and join in an award ceremony, declaring all who participated

About Anthem Blue Cross

Anthem Blue Cross is the trade name of Blue Cross of California. Anthem Blue Cross and Anthem Blue Cross Life and Health Insurance Company are independent licensees of the Blue Cross Association. ® ANTHEM is a registered trademark of Anthem Insurance Companies, Inc. The Blue Cross names and symbols are registered marks of the Blue Cross Association.

Governor's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports

A non-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to promoting physical activity for all Californians with an emphasis on children and youth. Governor Schwarzenegger is the Honorary Chairman and Council members include Chairman Jake Steinfeld, Vice Chairman Peter Vidmar, and California sports legends such as Jerry Rice, Lisa Leslie, Misty May-Treanor, Laila Ali and Julie Foudy. For more information visit

Governor's Council Key Initiatives include the Governor's Challenge, the Governor's Council Spotlight Awards Presented by the Anthem Blue Cross Foundation, the Governor's Council Activity Guide, the Live Like a Champion Tour powered by Anthem Blue Cross and Exercise is Medicine.

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Oscar® Winners Jonathan Demme, Anjelica Huston and Quentin Tarantino for Governors Awards

Teni Melidonian

October 29, 2009


Beverly Hills, CA — Oscar® winners Jonathan Demme, Anjelica Huston and Quentin Tarantino, along with past Honorary Award recipient Kirk Douglas, will be among the presenters at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ inaugural Governors Awards event on November 14, Academy President Tom Sherak announced today. The evening will feature presentations of the Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award to producer-executive John Calley, and Honorary Awards to actress Lauren Bacall, producer-director Roger Corman and cinematographer Gordon Willis.

Demme, Douglas, Huston and Tarantino will join 600 invited guests at the Grand Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland Center® to celebrate the careers of Bacall, Calley, Corman and Willis, who each have made lasting contributions to the motion picture industry.

The black-tie dinner event will include film clips as well as remarks from the honorees, their colleagues and admirers.

The Honorary Award, an Oscar statuette, is given to an individual for “extraordinary distinction in lifetime achievement, exceptional contributions to the state of motion picture arts and sciences, or for outstanding service to the Academy.”

The Thalberg Award, a bust of the legendary motion picture executive, is given to “a creative producer whose body of work reflects a consistently high quality of motion picture production.”

The Governors Awards presentation is being produced for the Academy by Oscar-winning producer Bruce Cohen in association with Emmy®-winning producer Don Mischer.

# # #

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is the world’s preeminent movie-related organization, with a membership of more than 6,000 of the most accomplished men and women working in cinema. In addition to the annual Academy Awards – in which the members vote to select the nominees and winners – the Academy presents a diverse year-round slate of public programs, exhibitions and events; provides financial support to a wide range of other movie-related organizations and endeavors; acts as a neutral advocate in the advancement of motion picture technology; and, through its Margaret Herrick Library and Academy Film Archive, collects, preserves, restores and provides access to movies and items related to their history. Through these and other activities the Academy serves students, historians, the entertainment industry and people everywhere who love movies.


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Thursday, October 29, 2009

Cosmetic Surgery Boom in Women Over 50

29 Oct 2009 08:00 Africa/Lagos

Cosmetic Surgery Boom in Women Over 50

LONDON, October 29/PRNewswire/ --

- Women in Their 50s and 60s Under-go Cosmetic Surgery to Tackle Droopy Breasts

Just when you thought plastic surgery was a market saturated by the younger generations, the 50 plus market has had a boom in the beauty business.

Nationwide cosmetic surgery group Mybreast has seen a 20 per cent increase in breast surgery patients from 50 to 65-year-olds in the past year.

Norman Waterhouse, one of the founding surgeons of Mybreast and ex president of BAAPS says: "Mybreast offers the full range of all breast procedures and we have seen an increasing number of women in their 50s coming in for breast reductions and lifts."

"Many women with large breasts have had discomfort for many years and by the time they reach 50 and over, they decide to do something about it", says the consultant plastic surgeon.

"This type of breast surgery has a high satisfaction rate from patients. Rather than wanting larger breasts, this age group of women are sick of droopy breasts so come in for a breast lift (mastopexy).

"When people think of breast cosmetic surgery, they normally just think about implants, but there are many more ways to reshape the breast without using implants such as the mastopexy."

Consultant Plastic Surgeon at Mybreast, Stephen Hamilton, says: "There is a greater acceptance now for women in this age group to under-go cosmetic surgery, where as when their mother's were in their 50s, there would have been a lot of stigma attached.

"Women in their 50s and 60s also feel a lot younger these days than women of that age group did 20-years-ago and want their appearance to correspond with that."

All surgeons who work for Mybreast are members of BAAPS and/or BAPRAS (The British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery and The British Association of Plastic Reconstructive Aesthetic Surgery).

Mybreast was pioneered two years ago to create a company that specialised in breast surgery but now offers all forms of surgical and non-surgical procedures.

For all media enquiries about Mybreast, including images and interviews, please contact Jessica Satherley on +44(0)203-006-7354 or email:

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50 Cent Presents His First Film: BEFORE I SELF DESTRUCT

29 Oct 2009 09:00 Africa/Lagos

50 Cent Announces a Ten City Screening Tour of His Directorial Debut Film: BEFORE I SELF DESTRUCT

Fans can download their tickets* exclusively through Yahoo! Movies premiers a new BEFORE I SELF DESTRUCT Trailer

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Oct. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- This November 50 Cent will be hitting the road to screen his latest film, BEFORE I SELF DESTRUCT. Beginning on Tuesday Oct. 27th, fans can log on to to download their tickets* to these exclusive screenings.

Date Market
2-Nov Boston
3-Nov Philadelphia
4-Nov DC
5-Nov NYC
7-Nov Atlanta
9-Nov Chicago
10-Nov San Francisco
11-Nov Los Angeles
12-Nov Houston
13-Nov Dallas

About the Film:

Inspired by 50 Cent's latest album of the same title, BEFORE I SELF DESTRUCT is a gritty 90-minute film, written, directed and starring Curtis Jackson (aka 50 Cent). The film is a coming of age story about an inner city youth raised by a hardworking single mother. When his dream of becoming a basketball player fails to materialize after his mother is tragically gunned down, Clarence (played by Jackson) is consumed by revenge and takes up a life of crime in order to support his younger brother.

About the album:

For the explosive Before I Self Destruct album, 50 Cent returned to working closely with Dr. Dre and Eminem as he did on Get Rich Or Die Tryin', his first official album. With Dr. Dre and Eminem producing and guesting, Before I Self Destruct is darker and harder than 2007's Curtis, as shown by the grimy single and video to "OK, You're Right" (produced by Dr. Dre), which was released earlier this year. In early September, 50 released the hit single "Baby By Me" produced by Polow da Don (Fergie, T.I., Ludacris). For a limited time, the album and movie package will also include a second DVD featuring "Two Turntables and a Microphone: The Life and Death of Jam Master Jay," a documentary about 50 Cent's late mentor and friend.

Before I Self Destruct continues 50 Cent's phenomenal rise from street culture hero to pop culture icon. Both album and film will be released on Shady/Aftermath on November 23, 2009.

Logon to Yahoo! Movies for the debut of the new BEFORE I SELF DESTRUCT trailer.

*Tickets will be downloadable while supplies last. No purchase necessary. One pass per person. Each pass admits two people. Admission is not guaranteed. This movie is rated R. Please visit for additional screening details.

Source: Interscope Records

CONTACT: Yvette Davis Gayle of Interscope Geffen A&M, +1-310-865-6278,

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Wednesday, October 28, 2009

This is It!:Michael Jackson Handwritten Lyrics, Memorabilia at Heritage Auctions, Nov. 6-7

Heritage Auction Galleries will present a wide selection of Michael Jackson Memorabilia at its Nov. 6-7 20th Century Icons Auction, live and online, in Dallas Texas. (PRNewsFoto/Heritage Auctions) DALLAS, TX UNITED STATES 20091028T00:00:00-04:00 0-04:00

28 Oct 2009 16:29 Africa/Lagos

Michael Jackson Handwritten Lyrics, Memorabilia at Heritage Auctions, Nov. 6-7

Costumes, lyrics, autographs, drawings and awards from MJ's illustrious career highlight Heritage Auctions' 20th Century Icons Auction

DALLAS, Oct. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- As fans around the globe line-up to see This Is It, the posthumous Michael Jackson documentary, the late King of Pop will feature prominently in Heritage Auctions' Nov. 6-7 20th Century Icons Auction online ( and in-person in Dallas.


"We have some fabulous Michael Jackson material," said Doug Norwine, Director of Music & Entertainment sales at Heritage Auctions. "From Thriller-era autographs and costumes, to gold and platinum records to handwritten lyrics to off-the-cuff drawings of his siblings. This is a superb chance to acquire items directly associated with the singer."

The Michael Jackson-related items carry estimates ranging from $250 to $4,000+.

"We've placed estimates on most of these pieces that really level the playing field among MJ collectors," said Norwine, "though the market is still trying to figure out what Jackson memorabilia will bring. You can look at prices realized when he was alive, but the comparison ends there. The emotional impact of his passing cannot be calculated, nor its impact on what collectors will be willing to pay for a piece of their idol."

Highlights include:

Michael Jackson Thriller In-House Gold and Platinum Album Award Presented to "My Hero" Fred Astaire: Estimate: $4,000 - up.

Michael Jackson's childhood handwritten notebook with Bible Verse: Estimate: $4,000 - up.

Michael Jackson's Red Suede Jacket, worn offstage by the singer, created by David Laurenz: Estimate: $3,000 - up.

Michael Jackson's telegram from close friend Marlon Brando, 1984, in which the famous actor kids the famous singer: Estimate: $800 - up.

Michael Jackson autographed handwritten "Billie Jean" Lyrics: Estimate: $1,000 - up.

"With more than 40 Michael Jackson items crossing the auction block in the Nov. 6-7 sale," said Norwine, "fans will not get this good a chance to bid on a piece from the legendary performer's intricate, private yet infamously public life for quite a while to come."

Heritage Auctions, headed by Steve Ivy, Jim Halperin and Greg Rohan, is the world's third largest auction house, and by far the largest auctioneer of rare collectibles, with annual sales more than $700 million, and 450,000+ registered online bidder members. For more information go to

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Glamour Magazine Features First Lady Michelle Obama in Women of the Year Issue for Commitment to Mentoring

First Lady Michelle Obama on Glamour's December issue - one of five celebratory Women of the Year covers. (PRNewsFoto/Glamour, Matthias Vriens-McGrath) NEW YORK, NY UNITED STATES 20091028T00:00:00-04:00 0-04:00

28 Oct 2009 16:42 Africa/Lagos

Glamour Magazine Features First Lady Michelle Obama in Women of the Year Issue for Commitment to Mentoring

Cover Interview by New Monthly Columnist Katie Couric

NEW YORK, Oct. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Every year Glamour celebrates Women of the Year by paying tribute to courageous and inspiring women who are changing the world. This year the magazine features First Lady Michelle Obama on the cover, accompanied by an interview with new Glamour monthly columnist Katie Couric in which they discuss the importance of role models and mentoring the next generation.


First Lady Michelle Obama has demonstrated a commitment to helping the next generation of girls expand their horizons and providing them with the information and inspiration to envision themselves as the leaders of tomorrow. Glamour celebrates her for bringing the importance of mentoring to the national forefront with events that connect young girls from around the country with women leaders from business, government, sports, science, academia, the arts and philanthropy. Mrs. Obama enlisted women in the administration to mentor girls in the community.

Mrs. Obama was photographed by Matthias Vriens-McGrath for one of five celebratory Women of the Year covers. For the profile inside, she is pictured alongside seven White House East Wing interns. Mrs. Obama salutes the 11 inspiring Women of the Year winners who are also featured in Glamour's special December issue, on newsstands November 10.

"I am delighted to join in celebrating the Glamour Women of the Year," said Mrs. Obama. "The women honored in this issue are changing the world for young girls around the world by removing obstacles, opening doors, and reaching back and extending a hand to the next generation of women leaders. They are role models for us all."

"In under a year, Michelle Obama has transformed the role of First Lady, throwing open the doors of the White House to families and to children," says Cindi Leive, Glamour editor-in-chief. "That alone earns her icon status -- but we were especially moved by her determination to show girls the power of believing in themselves and their dreams."

The profile is the debut of award-winning journalist Katie Couric's new Glamour magazine column, which will feature an interview with a new female role model every month. In her sit-down with Couric, Mrs. Obama answers questions from Glamour readers and shares her advice for women on everything from the importance of finding mentors in their own lives to dating. Some highlights:

On mentoring: "I think that mentoring is such a critical part of the role I can play in this position. I see how little bits of exposure and big bits of exposure really change my girls significantly, and I want that for more girls around the country and the world."

On her role models growing up: "They were the people in my life. My mom, for sure. My dad. The teachers. For me, role modeling was immediate, it was touchable.... Children connect with who is in their lives, present and accounted for.... That's why we're trying to encourage moms, teachers, fathers, to be that presence in their children's lives, in their communities, because it really makes a difference."

On finding career mentors: "I was blessed throughout my entire career. I had people rooting for me. It started with my parents, but it extended to almost every teacher that I had. When I was a young lawyer, there were other women and men in the firm who took me under their wing. Look for those mentors, because sometimes mentors don't find you -- sometimes you seek them out. Oftentimes, they're flattered and glad to lend a hand."

On how she keeps her sanity: "I have always tried to put my kids first, and then...put myself a really close second, as opposed to fifth or seventh. One thing that I've learned from male role models is that they don't hesitate to invest in themselves."

On how she deals with public scrutiny of her appearance: "People are always going to have opinions, and people have a right to their opinions, particularly when you're the First Lady; you're representing the nation. So I can't be surprised that people are interested. But I've tried to be at peace with the choices that I make first, and then be open to everyone else's reflection."

On her dating advice for women: "Cute's good. But cute only lasts for so long, and then it's, Who are you as a person? Don't look at the bankbook or the title. Look at the heart. Look at the soul.. When you're dating a man, you should always feel good... You shouldn't be in a relationship with somebody who doesn't make you completely happy and make you feel whole."

About Glamour

Glamour magazine inspires 12 million readers each month with its coverage of beauty, fashion, health and relationships, as well as women's issues, work, money and more. This unique combination of beauty and brains has made Glamour the industry's most celebrated women's publication for 70 years. Visit for more information.

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What Women Want, Think Should Be Done and at What Cost?

28 Oct 2009 17:43 Africa/Lagos

Just Released -- New Poll: Healthcare Through Women's Eyes

What Women Want, Think Should Be Done and at What Cost?

WASHINGTON, Oct. 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new poll released Wednesday by the Independent Women's Forum shows that only 16 percent of women believe that health care should be Congress's top priority and that a majority (51 percent) is unsatisfied with what they have read, seen, or heard about the proposals being considered today. The poll, conducted by WomanTrend, a division of the polling company(TM) inc., surveyed 800 women registered to vote and was conducted between October 19-25, 2009.

In this poll, women were given the opportunity to answer, in an open-ended fashion, what questions or advice they have for their Members of Congress and for the President on health care. Concerns about paying for reform, controlling costs, eligibility, and what is included and excluded from the actual legislative proposals dominated as some of the central "themes" for women.

Key findings:

-- Government is not the solution: 61 percent of women think the private
sector does a better job of providing choice in health care.
-- Change for thee, but not for me: 75 percent want few to no changes to
their own healthcare (40 percent -- be modified, but mostly left as
is; 35 percent -- be left as-is).
-- No egg timers: 43 percent of women say that Congress and the President
should enact healthcare reform "only when quality legislation is
developed, even if it means there is no deadline." Less than three in
ten think it needs to happen by the end of the year.
-- Too expensive: Only 10 percent say that $1 trillion or more should be
spent on health care reform. Most put the acceptable amounts in the
thousands (16 percent), millions (24 percent), or billions (16

-- Concerns with waste: 77 percent say government spends money in a
mostly inefficient way and 55 percent believe CBO projections
underestimate how much will ultimately be spent on health care

The Independent Women's Forum commissioned this poll to gain a better understanding of women's attitudes toward the health care system and proposed reform, and how they will affect women's health care choices.

This poll and the executive summary can be found at

For more information about this survey, or to schedule an interview, please call Carol Eberly at 202-349-5882/ or Kate Pomeroy at 202-631-6704/

The Independent Women's Forum is a non-partisan, 501(c)(3) research and educational institution. Founded in 1992, IWF focuses on issues of concern to women, men, and families. Our mission is to rebuild civil society by advancing economic liberty, personal responsibility, and political freedom.

Source: Independent Women's Forum

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Tuesday, October 27, 2009

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And Life Goes On

People come and people go everyday.
There is no time to waste.
Just do as much as you can do
And pray God helps you all the way.

We can never please everybody, no matter how much we try.
Whenever you are wrong, don't fail to say I am sorry.
Cheer up and be happy and don't worry.
Because, no matter what happens, life goes on.

Are you a peacemaker or a troublemaker?
Let us do our best to love one another
So that we can live and work together in peace
Because, whether we like it or not, life goes on.

As long as the winds keep blowing
As long as the waters keep flowing
And as long as the sun keeps shining
The living will continue living
And lige goes on.

By Ekenyerengozi Michael Chima
October 26, 2009.
Supple Magazine office, Shomolu, Lagos.


Monday, October 26, 2009

Kate Moss Presents Her New Vintage Kate Moss Fragrance

Celebrated model Kate Moss who says, I don't like being famous‎ has launched her new Vintage Kate Moss fragrance.

PARIS, October 26 /PRNewswire/ — The most desirable things in life have a precious, enduring beauty that should be treasured forever. Discover the timeless allure of Vintage by Kate Moss, the stunning new fragrance from the world's most famous supermodel, available from September 2009.

Style icon and vintage connoisseur Kate Moss has filled every facet of her life with cherished vintage pieces. With a passion for fashion, the arts and antiquities, she is drawn to objects with an individual style and charm that transcends generations. Kate's modern interpretation of these vintage classics reinvigorates them, giving them a truly contemporary appeal. Stylish, sophisticated and deeply feminine, Vintage, a fruity floriental fragrance, is a unique expression of Kate's love of vintage clothes and objects d'art. Just like Kate, the most striking vintage objects have a unique spirit and beauty that cannot be imitated. Just like Kate, Vintage has an enduring style and elegance that is destined to captivate men and women alike.

Kate Moss comments, "I am fascinated by vintage pieces because they not only have a remarkable beauty but also an innate sense of history - I love the fact that each object has its own story to tell. And yet vintage items can be reinvented with a modern twist to make them very fresh and relevant today. That's why vintage looks have inspired my personal style, my work as a fashion designer and, now, my fragrance."

Rich in sophistication and luxury, Vintage is an exciting blend of fruity and floriental notes. The fragrance opens with illuminating pink pepper, white freesia and invigorating mandarin for an initial burst of spicy freshness. At its heart, smooth heliotrope unites with jasmine and almond flower to deliver a lush floral bouquet with a timeless appeal. Warm base notes of tonka bean, vanilla and skin musks add a depth and refinement whilst also creating a modern feel. The overall experience is soft, fresh and sensual with more than a hint of Kate's iconic individual style.

Vintage's undeniable elegance is reflected in the delicate, ultra-feminine bottle that was inspired by the vintage perfumes of the 1920s and 30s. The flacon is finely faceted on the front and sides and on the striking glass-like cap, creating an enchanting jewel-like effect. This is enhanced by the exquisite rose-gold collar around the neck of the bottle, decorated with vintage inspired filigrees. The front of the fragrance is adorned by the Vintage name and Kate Moss's distinctive signature in a classic vintage rose gold. For the ultimate in boudoir style, the glass is tinted a smoky topaz and jade colour, creating a look that's pure vintage. The fragrance comes beautifully packaged in a folding box that exudes old-time glamour. The box echoes the bottle design with its timeless rose-gold filigree pattern, which is printed on metallic paper for an extra luxurious feel.

The timeless sophistication of Vintage is brought to life by the arresting print and television advertisings, which are a visual representation of Kate's deep appreciation and understanding of the enduring beauty of all that is vintage.

The print ad, shot by the renowned Mert and Marcus, features a stunning Kate Moss inside a 6ft replica of the Vintage faceted glass bottle, conveying pure confidence and feminine sensuality.

Strikingly beautiful, the television advertising is so much more than an ordinary campaign - indeed, it is in itself a work of art. Created by the leading British artist and photographer Katerina Jebb, the ad incorporates Katerina infamous and highly innovative 'scanning' technique giving to the final piece a breathtakingly beautiful, never seen before finish. Always stylish, effortlessly elegant and uniquely beautiful, Vintage is modern classic that evokes a world of luxury and sophistication. To be treasured forever.


Sunday, October 25, 2009

Harry Potter Star Matthew Lewis Comes To Boston for Harry Potter: The Exhibit

Harry Potter Star Matthew Lewis is First Cast Member to Tour the Exhibit

International Touring Exhibition to Open in Boston October 25, 2009
BOSTON, Mass (October 23, 2009) /PRNewswire/ — Last night, Boston celebrated in style with a gala reception to honor the arrival of Harry Potter: The Exhibition to the Museum of Science. Beginning Sunday, October 25, Harry Potter fans will get the chance to step inside the famous wizard's magical world when the exhibition opens to the public. Visitors will be able to experience dramatic displays inspired by the Hogwarts™ film sets and see the amazing craftsmanship behind authentic costumes and props from the films. The exhibition will run through February 21, 2010.

Eager to host the East Coast premiere of Harry Potter: The Exhibition since the announcement last July, the city of Boston celebrated the exhibit's arrival with a "Very Important Muggle" preview reception last night at the Museum of Science. More than one thousand guests attended the soirée to catch a first glimpse of the 200+ authentic artifacts displayed in film-inspired settings, including the Great Hall, Hagrid's hut, and the Forbidden Forest. Actor Matthew Lewis, who plays Neville Longbottom in the Harry Potter film series, was the first cast member to tour the exhibition. Additionally, Lewis presented his character's wand for installation in the Gryffindor™ common room area.

"The Museum is excited to offer its visitors the opportunity to immerse themselves in an exhibit that bridges both cultures and generations," said Ioannis Miaoulis, president of the Museum of Science, Boston. "We are confident that this exhibition will attract visitors of all ages – some of whom may have never visited a science center. It is our hope that the exhibit will lead visitors to experience the excitement of discovery that's at the heart of all that we do at the Museum of Science."

"Harry Potter has captured the imagination of fans around the world and we are thrilled to bring the exhibition to Boston to all of the fans who have eagerly awaited its arrival," said Karen McTier, Executive Vice President, Domestic Licensing and Worldwide Marketing, Warner Bros. Consumer Products. "The Museum of Science is the ideal venue and the level of excitement surrounding the grand opening is truly remarkable."

"We are honored to bring Harry Potter: The Exhibition to one of the greatest museums on the East Coast," said Eddie Newquist, President, Branded Entertainment, Exhibitgroup/Giltspur. "The Museum, located in the hub of innovation, inspiration, and education, is a natural place for the exhibit."

The Museum of Science is the only New England venue to host the exhibition and the second venue worldwide. In partnership with Warner Bros. Consumer Products, Exhibitgroup/Giltspur created the 10,000-square-foot exhibition, which includes artifacts and costumes from the films.

Tickets can be purchased at the Museum,, or by calling 617-723-2500, 617-589-0417 (TTY). Combination admission into the Museum and Harry Potter: The Exhibition is $26 for adults; $24 for seniors (60 and over); $23 for children (ages 3-11) and $5 for Museum of Science members. Harry Potter: The Exhibition will run in Boston through February 21, 2010.


About the Museum of Science, Boston
The Museum takes a hands-on approach to science, engineering and technology, attracting about 1.5 million visitors a year via its programs and 700 interactive exhibits. Founded in 1830, the Museum was first to embrace all the sciences under one roof. Highlights include the Thomson Theater of Electricity, Charles Hayden Planetarium, Mugar Omni Theater, Gordon Current Science & Technology Center, 3-D Digital Cinema and Butterfly Garden. The Museum is the first science and technology center to be approved as a member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA). Reaching 25,000 teens a year worldwide via the Intel Computer Clubhouse®, the Museum also leads a multi-museum, $20 million National Science Foundation-funded nanotechnology education initiative. The Museum's "Science Is an Activity" exhibit plan has been awarded many NSF grants and influenced science centers worldwide. Its National Center for Technological Literacy® aims to enhance knowledge of engineering and technology for people of all ages and inspire the next generation of engineers, inventors, and scientists. The Museum is ranked #3 by Parents Magazine in its list of the country's "Ten Best Science Centers." For more information visit

About Exhibitgroup/Giltspur
Exhibitgroup/Giltspur (EG) is an award-winning experiential marketing agency known for creating meaningful and memorable brand experiences. Through exhibits, events, mobile marketing tours, permanent installations and retail environments, EG helps clients accelerate the sales process, deepen brand loyalty and consistently deliver superior results. The company also creates branded entertainment experiences that surprise and delight audiences worldwide. EG recently joined with sister company GES, one of the largest exhibition services contractors, to provide clients with unmatched program solutions. Backed by the financial strength of their parent company, Viad Corp (NYSE: VVI), EG and GES employ approximately 3,500 professionals in 58 client care centers throughout the world. For more information, please visit and

About Warner Bros. Consumer Products
Warner Bros. Consumer Products, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, is one of the leading licensing and retail merchandising organizations in the world.


Museum of Science
Sofiya Cabalquinto
Manager, Media Relations
Gina McDuffie
SVP, Marketing
Warner Bros. Consumer Products
Rita Cooper
Director, Worldwide Public Relations
TM & © Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. Harry Potter Publishing Rights © J.K. Rowling.


Saturday, October 24, 2009

Linda Ikeji Presents Style Night 5

The popular Nigerian model and celebrity blogger Linda Ikeji will present her fifth Style Night of fashion, music and other attractions on Saturday October 5, at the posh Jade Palace on Adeola Odeku Street on Victoria Island, Lagos. Top Nigerian fashion designers Modela, Kholyns, House of, Moufa, Clothesense and hit makers Weird MC, DJ Zeez and other Hip-hop acts are billed to perform at the event. The gate fee is only N3, 000.
I am going to be there in my jeans and boots.

Style Night 5 - Featuring:
*Designers - Clothesense, House of Moufa, Modela, Adu by KFA, Kholyns, Beampeh and Chineseh fashions.
*Models - 30 of Naija's top models
*Music by - Weird MC, DJ Zeez, Diamond, Nnenna
*Dance - Naija Dance Academy and Nero Sexy
*MC - Ejike, on-air personality, Coolfm

*Date - Saturday October 24th 2009
*Venue - Jade Palace, Adeola Odeku Str., Victoria Island, Lagos
*Time - 5pm
*After Party - Volar Bar - Adeola Odeku Str., VI
* Dress code : Elegant
*Gate Fee - N3, 000 only.

+ Cocktail, drinks and lots of take home packs

For tickets - N3, 000 (home and office delivery) pls call 08033595004, 08052435339, 07032327
See you guys there!


Wednesday, October 21, 2009

London Fog Announces Eva Longoria Parker and Tony Parker to Appear in its Holiday Marketing Campaign

This is the exclusive photograph of Mr. and Mrs. Parker published first time on a Nigerian site.

Eva and Tony are my most lovable couple after Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt.
Are they not looking so hot and in love?

London Fog Announces Eva Longoria Parker and Tony Parker to Appear in its Holiday Marketing Campaign

Download image NEW YORK, Oct. 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Iconix Brand Group (Nasdaq: ICON) (the "Company") announced today that actress Eva Longoria Parker and her husband, NBA San Antonio Spurs champion starting point guard, Tony Parker, will appear in its London Fog® brand's holiday marketing campaign. The multi-media marketing campaign will debut in December issues of fashion and lifestyle magazines such as Elle, Marie Claire and Gotham, outdoor billboards and online.

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Eva Longoria Parker, stated, "It was fun to work together. London Fog is always classy and beautiful and we knew we were in good hands for the campaign. The coats and bags were gorgeous; I am a huge fan of trench coats and all the London Fog trenches were amazing."

The Parkers were chosen for the London Fog campaign because they epitomize the modern, romantic and aspirational London Fog lifestyle. The beautiful, iconic shots feature the couple embracing, caressing and laughing as they pose in London Fog outerwear and accessories. The campaign was created by the Iconix in-house marketing team and shot by photographer Nino Munoz at Milk Studios in Los Angeles.

Dari Marder, Chief Marketing Officer, London Fog, commented, "Eva and Tony are a gorgeous couple and look stunning in the campaign. We are honored that they selected London Fog for their first fashion campaign together. They were so loving and affectionate with each other and the shots beautifully capture these intimate moments on set."

London Fog categories include outerwear, handbags, footwear, luggage, children's outerwear, cold weather accessories, home, eyewear and umbrellas. The collections retail from $150.00-$350.00 and are available at better department stores such as Macy's and online at

This holiday campaign follows the highly touted fall campaign with supermodel Gisele Bundchen. It is the latest in a series of celebrity portraits for London Fog.

Iconix Brand Group Inc. (Nasdaq: ICON) owns, licenses and markets a growing portfolio of consumer brands including CANDIE'S (R), BONGO (R), BADGLEY MISCHKA (R), JOE BOXER (R) RAMPAGE (R) MUDD (R), LONDON FOG (R), MOSSIMO (R) OCEAN PACIFIC(R), DANSKIN (R) ROCA WEAR(R), CANNON (R), ROYAL VELVET (R), FIELDCREST (R), CHARISMA (R), STARTER (R) and WAVERLY (R). In addition, Iconix owns an interest in the ARTFUL DODGER (R) and ED HARDY (R) brands. The Company licenses its brands to a network of leading retailers and manufacturers that touch every major segment of retail distribution from the luxury market to the mass market in both the U.S. and around the world. Iconix, through its in-house advertising, promotion and public relations agency, markets its brands to continually drive greater consumer awareness and equity.

Contact: Tara Levy
Iconix Brand Group, Inc.

SOURCE Iconix Brand Group, Inc.

Video: L'Oreal Paris Celebrates 100 Years of Legendary Beauty

Video: L'Oreal Paris Celebrates 100 Years of Legendary Beauty by Helping to Restore the Hollywood Walk of Fame
In celebration of L'Oreal's 100th anniversary, the L'Oreal Paris brand was honored yesterday for its efforts to beautify and preserve a treasured piece of Hollywood - the iconic Walk of Fame, which celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2010.

NEW YORK and HOLLYWOOD, October 21, 2009 /PRNewswire/ — In celebration of L'Oréal's 100th anniversary, the L'Oréal Paris brand was honored yesterday for its efforts to beautify and preserve a treasured piece of Hollywood – the iconic Walk of Fame, which celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2010.

On Tuesday, October 20th, the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce presented the world’s largest beauty company with its Friend of the Walk of Fame award. The ceremony took place at 11:30 a.m. PST near the entrance to the Kodak Theatre. Top L’Oréal Paris executives and four of the company’s celebrated spokespeople attended the unveiling: Kate del Castillo, Eva Longoria Parker, Andie MacDowell and Collier Strong.

As a Friend of the Walk of Fame, L'Oréal Paris has pledged to help fund the Walk's renovation and restoration, preserving the world-famous Hollywood landmark for millions of annual visitors and ensuring its survival for years to come.

"Many acclaimed actors have delivered L'Oréal Paris' iconic phrase, 'Because You're Worth It'," said Karen T. Fondu, president of the L'Oréal Paris division of L'Oréal USA, Inc. "As an aspirational brand, L'Oréal Paris appreciates its close association with the entertainment industry, from our long-standing partnerships with our spokespeople to our annual presence at award shows. We're proud to show our continued support to the community by contributing to the preservation and restoration of Hollywood's historic Walk of Fame."

"L'Oréal Paris has stepped up to show support for Hollywood and the Walk of Fame and we are grateful for their contribution. As with any major fundraising effort, we want to publicly acknowledge and highlight their generosity. The Friend of the Walk of Fame award is a fitting tribute and shows L'Oréal Paris' commitment to help restore the Walk of Fame. I can't think of a better company than L'Oréal Paris to help with this makeover," noted Leron Gubler, President/CEO of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce. "L'Oréal Paris is setting an example that we hope other corporations will follow," added Gubler.

"Speaking as a passionate preservationist of historic landmarks, I'm so happy that L'Oréal Paris is taking steps to revitalize the Walk of Fame," said Diane Keaton, a board member of the Los Angeles Conservancy and a L'Oréal Paris spokesperson who was unable to attend the ceremony. "We need to hold on to the places that serve as pieces of our collective history so that future generations will be able to enjoy them."

To further celebrate L'Oréal Paris' Hollywood preservation efforts and its 100-year anniversary, the company offered free lip touch-ups by L'Oréal Paris makeup artists to passers-by in the heart of Hollywood on October 21st and 22nd and $1 gold coupons valid toward the purchase of any L'Oréal Paris product.

About L'Oréal Paris:
The L'Oréal Paris division of L'Oréal USA, Inc. is a total beauty care company that combines the latest in technology with the highest in quality for the ultimate in luxury beauty at mass. The L'Oréal Paris brand encompasses the four major beauty categories - haircolor, haircare, skincare and cosmetics - and includes such well-known brands as Preference, Excellence and Féria haircolors; EverPure, VIVE Pro, Elnett, Studio Line and L'Oréal Kids haircare; Revitalift, Age Perfect, Skin Genesis, Collagen, Sublime Bronze and Men's Expert skincare; and the Colour Riche, True Match, Infallible, Bare Naturale and HIP High Intensity Pigments cosmetics collections, along with a portfolio of mascara including Voluminous, Double Extend and Telescopic among many others.

For more information on L'Oréal Paris and its brands, and to get comprehensive, personalized beauty information from the experts, visit for access to unique content and dynamic interactive features, including the exclusive "Can I Help You" diagnostic tool.

About the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce:
For more than 88 years, the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce has provided leadership, business development resources, networking, and government affairs programs and services to keep the Hollywood business and residential communities safe, relevant and economically vital. Leron Gubler is the Hollywood Chamber President and CEO and Bill Farrar with Andrews International is the Chairman of The Board. For more information on the Hollywood Walk of Fame log onto

For more information on L'Oréal Paris, please contact:
Dana Supnick, 212.343.8917 / or
Alisa Greco, 212.984.4908 /

For information on the Friends of the Walk of Fame Restoration Campaign, please contact:
Global Icons at (310) 820-5300.



Titanic Meets The Great Gatsby in Debut Novel About 1929 Stock Market Crash Book Officially to Launch On 80th Anniversary of Event

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TITANIC meets THE GREAT GATSBY in debut novel about stock market crash: 1929 AN UPPER CLASS AFFAIR by Margaret Chai Maloney. (PRNewsFoto/1929 Productions) NEW YORK, NY UNITED STATES 20091021T00:00:00-04:00 0-04:00
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Titanic Meets The Great Gatsby in Debut Novel About 1929 Stock Market Crash Book Officially to Launch On 80th Anniversary of Event

NEW YORK, Oct. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- On the 80th Anniversary of the Stock Market Crash of 1929 (October 24-29th), regardless of the gyrations in the current stock market, there will be hope for anyone who loved the movie TITANIC and enjoyed reading THE GREAT GATSBY. Beginning in the last decadent days of the roaring twenties, 1929 AN UPPER CLASS AFFAIR is a riveting love story that poignantly recreates the Stock Market Crash and ends as America emerges from the Great Depression.


"Whether you are looking for a book to read on the subway, train, bus, or airplane, in the bathroom, or even under the covers with a flashlight, once you get into the story, you will find it hard to put down," states Alice Jacobs, Founder and CEO of IntelligentMDx.

Given the economic turmoil of the past year and comparisons to the 1929 Crash and ensuing depression, after doing significant research that involved conducting oral histories as well as going through traditional documented accounts and published works, Margaret Chai Maloney wrote 1929 AN UPPER CLASS AFFAIR primarily for a female audience in the hope of generating interest in the period while providing light entertainment and strong role models.

According to Terrence Yang, who has had 15 years experience as a Wall Street bulge bracket investment bank officer, "If you work in the financial services sector, 1929 AN UPPER CLASS is the perfect gift for your girlfriend, wife, mother or any family member who you'd like to understand more of what happened. It's a light, fun read but also explains what happened financially." He adds, "Even for finance people, there are some little known fascinating facts."

Chai Maloney, who studied history at Mount Holyoke College and Oxford University, meticulously remains true to the period in terms of the lifestyles, attitudes, events, places, music, books, movies, stores, clothes and of course people. The fictional main characters interact effortlessly with the famous real people of the period. The heroine watches the Stock Market Crash from the New York Stock Exchange with Winston Churchill, who did in fact witness the first day of the carnage. Readers also get a chance to mingle with the famous at Texas Guinan's New York City speakeasy and meet the infamous cross-dressing prohibition agents Izzy Einstein and Mo Smith, watch Helena Rubinstein, the beauty industry doyenne, lose millions on board Cunard Liner's Berengaria, which had the first online brokerage and was steered by Captain Ronston, who had rescued surviving TITANIC passengers and see Joseph Kennedy slighted by Jack Morgan and then wisely pull out of the market before the crash.

"This is a must read, especially if you're a fan of F. Scott Fitzgerald and Jane Austen. You'll be completely enraptured by Josie and her feisty and engaging personality as you follow her through her various adventures and love triangles that are a behind-the-scenes look into a New York socialite's life during the roaring 20s and Crash of 1929. You'll get an insider's view into the differences between the greed and naivety that fueled that period which also happens to be rather pertinent to today's environment. In addition to the character complexities, I particularly enjoyed the New York architectural references and the level of detail behind the Crash itself and those who saw it coming (e.g., JP Morgan, Joe Kennedy)," states Suzanne Messere, Director of Investor Relations, at Organogenesis and former investment banker.

Chai Maloney has also developed a website with resources for those interested in learning more about the period as well as the opportunity to document one's own family histories from the Stock Market Crash of 1929 and Great Depression. The author is most interested in encouraging everyone to record their family stories before they are forgotten or lost.

For more information visit: or pre-order "1929 AN UPPER CLASS AFFAIR" at or via Kindle.

For more information contact: Justine Tang - 1929 Productions,

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Sunday, October 18, 2009

Are White Women More Faithful Than Black Women?

Are white women more faithful than black women?

Many Africans seem to agree that white people are more romantic and believe in true love more than black people. That a white woman can even shoot you if you fail to prove that you truly love her as you have confessed to her to woo and win her heart.

I have heard and read news reports and true life stories of white women becoming heart broken and even suicidal when men cheated them. So they try their best to be more faithful in relationships.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Halloween Ghouls Take to the Streets of Times Square in New York City For a Thrilling Tribute to Michael Jackson

More Flags…More Fright

Mr. Six and Six Flags Ghouls Take to the Streets of Times Square in New York City For a Thrilling Tribute to Michael Jackson

New York, NY – October 15, 2009 /PRNewswire/ — Fright Fest, the premier Halloween event is in full swing at Six Flags parks across the country. This week, Mr. Six, the regional theme park company’s iconic rater of fun…and fright, hit the streets of Times Square to get everyone in the Halloween spirit. Mr. Six and 20 “scare-actors” from Six Flags Great Adventure in New Jersey, donned their most ghoulish costumes to perform some of Michael Jackson's biggest hits, including "Thriller."

Fright Fest presented by SNICKERS®, runs weekends through November 1 at the following parks:

Six Flags Great Adventure – Jackson, New Jersey
The Great Escape – Lake George, New York
Six Flags America – Bowie, Maryland
Six Flags Great America – Gurnee, Illinois
Six Flags New England – Agawam, Massachusetts
Six Flags Over Georgia – Austell, Georgia
Six Flags Kentucky Kingdom – Louisville, Kentucky
Six Flags St. Louis – Eureka, Missouri
Six Flags Over Texas – Arlington, Texas
Six Flags Fiesta Texas – San Antonio, Texas
Six Flags Magic Mountain – Valencia, California
Six Flags Discovery Kingdom – Vallejo, California
La Ronde - Montreal, Canada
About Six Flags
Six Flags, Inc. is a publicly-traded corporation headquartered in New York City and is the world's largest regional theme park company with 20 parks across the United States, Mexico and Canada.

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Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Whitney Houston Launches European Tour Dates in Support Of Global Chart-Topping Album I Look To You

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Whitney Houston Launches European Tour Dates in Support Of Global Chart-Topping Album I Look To You

LONDON, October 13/PRNewswire/ --

On the heels of her critically acclaimed, internationally chart-topping album I Look To You, Whitney Houston announced today the first leg of an eagerly anticipated European tour, her first major tour in more than 11 years. The UK concerts will be the must see shows of this decade as Houston returns to the stage to perform classic hits alongside her latest songs. I Look To You will be released in the UK on October 19, just one day after a massive appearance on the hit program The X Factor.

"This is my first full tour since the My Love Is Your Love tour and I am so excited to be performing for my fans around the world after all this time. I am putting together a great show and cannot wait to perform the songs from my new album I Look To You along with some of your favourites," said Whitney Houston.

Her European tour will see her perform in Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Belgium as well as the UK, with territories to be announced shortly.

In the twenty-five years since she recorded her history-making debut album, Whitney Houston has become a superstar, a legend, an icon. One of the bestselling female artists of all time, she has sold over 140 million albums worldwide and is the most awarded female artist in history with 411 awards to her name. Her longtime producer Clive Davis encouraged her to record her recent release I Look To You which has topped charts across the world.


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Sunday, April 11 Glasgow, UK SECC
Tuesday, April 13 Birmingham, UK LG Arena
Thursday, April 22 Newcastle, UK Metro Radio Arena
Sunday, April 25 London, UK 02 Arena

Ticket On-Sale Information
All tickets go on-sale Friday, October 16 at 9am

Box office details

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Glasgow 0844-395-4000
Birmingham 0844-338-8000
Newcastle 0844-493-6666
London 0844-856-0202

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