Monday, March 29, 2010

Flirting while Dating is Cheating

Flirting while dating is cheating.

Do not start the fire, if you do not want to get burnt.

People have been hurt, maimed and murdered for cheating.
Cheating is dangerous.

I advise those who cannot be faithful not to make commitments in relationships.

If you know you cannot be faithful, please do not promise anything.

Girls and women often tolerate cheating, but boys and men have done horrible and terrible things to their lovers and life partners over cheating.


Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Call Women What You Like Pretty Woman Or Ugly Woman, They Are The Same

Famous model, Alek Wek is all dark and lovely and all black and beautiful.

Call Women What You Like Pretty Woman Or Ugly Woman, They Are The Same
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Call women what You like "pretty woman" or "ugly woman", but they are the same in-between their thighs.

99% of vaginas look alike like a billion faces in China.

What makes the difference is what is in their heart of hearts and in their pants.
How clean they are in their souls and in-between their legs go a long way to make them beautiful or ugly as you call them.

My beloved mother of blessed memory said that what makes a woman beautiful is her beautiful character and not her face or body.

SO STOP ALL THE CHILDISH and FOOLISH exchanges of calling the beautiful Creatures of God UGLY.


I have discovered the most beautiful models in Nigeria and one of them was called UGLY, because she was very dark, but I went ahead to make her a model and she became hot on the runway for MODELA Couture and ended up as a model on a GLO Billboard and richer too.

I have dated both black and white women, including a German blonde beauty and a platinum blonde from America, so I can tell the difference from my long years of experience.

Most of the black guys calling black girls ugly would be called monkeys by many whites in Europe and America.
So grow up dog.

Have a lovely day.

Friday, March 19, 2010


The new CARRERA eyewear marketing campaign
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PADOVA, Italy, March 18 /PRNewswire/ — CARRERA, international iconic fashion eyewear brand, presents its new worldwide marketing campaign: striking images, amid bright reflections and vibrant colours, which will surely attract the attention of the public all over the world.

Devised and created by MRM Worldwide Italia, the Digital Thinking Agency of McCann Worldgroup, the campaign's message is direct and effective, thanks to a clear and engaging headline: "SHINE ON", an encouragement to let our inner light show through, to live life to the max and with enthusiasm, wearing CARRERA frames and sunglasses.

Featuring original photography, the campaign portrays young men and women in an urban location lit up by warm light which encompasses everything it meets, underlining the dynamic and timeless spirit of the CARRERA brand. A spirit which took root in 1956, the year the brand was born and since then has successfully grown and developed in the eyewear and sport sectors, while still maintaining its "on the road" soul, decisive and constantly orientated at seeking a winning performance. This is why today CARRERA is the brand of choice for anyone who wants to be authentic and fashionable, without compromising.

The urban location provides the ideal setting for the campaign to unfold. The campaign’s super-trendy hipsters, brimming with the same youthful appeal of the frames and sunglasses they are wearing, are self-assured and exude a powerful vital energy that seems to be part of their very being.

The roll out for the "SHINE ON" campaign is expected in mid March 2010 and will take place through a broad and complete mixture of media both in Europe and the United States.

In particular, besides an important press and outdoor campaign in the most trendy international locations, from Miami to New York, from Barcelona to Paris to Milan, substantial implementation is also planned for digital media channels, with the launch of the new website and an expressive social media platform which will allow the brand to bond with its public. To round off the project, there are plans for ongoing high-profile special events, public relations and music product placement activities.

The campaign depicts the world of "Fast-Laners", young men and women who live fast lives and always to the fullest, who prefer an individual style which goes beyond fleeting trends. The new images transmit the spirit of the CARRERA brand, the brand for those who are not afraid to live their life to the max, in the fast lane, constantly revving the passion accelerator.

Roberto Vedovotto, Chief Executive Officer of Safilo Group, stated: "We are enthusiastic about the success that Carrera is experiencing all over the world. It is a strategic brand for Safilo, in which we are investing a lot and which we believe still has great growth potential. Wearing a pair of Carrera glasses means expressing your personality, without compromises, while feeling part of a large community. Being oneself but not being alone. This is why our marketing campaign also has its foot on the accelerator in social network channels."

CARRERA presents original and stylish creations for the coming season with a collection that has a winning blend of unmistakable style and premium materials. The new eyewear designs are guaranteed to turn heads.

The CARRERA collection of optical frames and sunglasses is designed by Enzo Sopracolle, and produced and distributed by the Safilo Group.

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Thursday, March 18, 2010

Kim Clijsters, Reigning US Open Tennis Champion, Joins Citizen Watch Company

Laurence R. Grunstein, President of Citizen Watch Company, welcomes Kim Clijsters, reigning US Open Tennis Champion, as the newest Brand Ambassador for The Signature Collection. (c) Citizen Watch Co. of America, Inc. (PRNewsFoto/Citizen Watch Company) LYNDHURST, NJ UNITED STATES

18 Mar 2010 11:03 Africa/Lagos

Kim Clijsters, Reigning US Open Tennis Champion, Joins Citizen Watch Company as Newest Brand Ambassador for the Signature Collection

LYNDHURST, N.J., March 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Citizen Watch Company has signed Kim Clijsters, the reigning and two-time US Open tennis champion, as its newest Brand Ambassador for the Citizen Signature timepiece collection. Ms. Clijsters joins three-time Major champion golfer Padraig Harrington in becoming one of the strongest Brand Ambassador teams in the watch industry today.


Ms. Clijsters, who had won the US Open Championship in 2005, returned as an unranked wildcard in 2009 following a 27-month absence after the birth of her daughter. She promptly won the 2009 US Open Championship, and in the process became the first unranked wildcard to win a Grand Slam event in over 30 years. She has also won the WTA World Championship, twice; has been Doubles champion both at Wimbledon and the French Open (2003); and is one of only five players to have held the #1 world ranking in Singles and Doubles, simultaneously.

"Kim Clijsters exists at the intersection of the Citizen Signature Collection timepieces and its advertising campaign. She possesses the unstoppable passion, precision and artistry associated with the Citizen Eco-Drive brand, and the credentials inherent in the concept 'The Making of a Legend'," states Laurence R. Grunstein, president of Citizen Watch Company of America, Inc.

Ms. Clijsters is equally pleased with the partnership. She adds, "I am very proud to be an Ambassador for the Citizen Watch Company. Citizen has had a long affiliation with tennis as the Official Timekeeper of the US Open, so a partnership with Citizen is a natural choice for me. Passion has always been a critical part of my tennis game, just like the passion that Citizen has put into The Signature Collection."

The Signature Collection was introduced by Citizen Eco-Drive in Basel, Switzerland in 2009, and has successfully continued to expand into leading independent, regional and national jewelry stores. This week at Baselworld, Citizen Signature will be unveiling a men's series with an exclusive new hand-assembled movement, as well as a new ladies' series featuring 65 hand-set diamonds. All Citizen Signature timepieces are designed with the environmentally-friendly Citizen Eco-Drive light-powered technology.

The Citizen Signature media campaign, "The Making of a Legend", will run throughout the United States, Canada, Caribbean, United Kingdom and Ireland. New creative breaks in the U.S. in July with print, in-store POP and outdoor advertising.

About Citizen Eco-Drive:

Citizen Eco-Drive proves that style and sustainability can co-exist with ecologically-friendly timepieces. Utilizing the power of light, Citizen Eco-Drive technology converts light into stored energy to power the watch for at least six months, even in the dark. Fueled by light, it never needs a battery.

Citizen holds the leading position in the mid-priced watch market in the United States and is available nationwide at fine jewelry and department stores.

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In the Battle of the Sexes - Who Will Go the Longest?

18 Mar 2010 13:10 Africa/Lagos

In the Battle of the Sexes - Who Will Go the Longest?

Aqua Sphere Challenges Men and Women to Swim for a Cause

VISTA, Calif., March 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Aqua Sphere, the leader in high-end, innovative swim products, dares to see who will go the distance -- men or women?

As the sponsors of the Swim Challenge, Aqua Sphere, the company that promotes comfort and long-lasting performance in the water, has thrown down the gauntlet in an effort to raise funds and awareness for bosom and prostate cancer and, in the process, determine who rules the pool.

Beginning April 1 through November 30, swimmers of all abilities can sign-up and sign on to each day to log their hours (not their laps) in the water. Whether they like it smooth or rough, on their backs or their stomachs -- it's not the stroke that matters but who will outlast their competition.

The Swim Challenge website will track the total time, men vs. women, via a "leader meter" posted on the website and created as a widget so that competitors can keep tabs on their counterparts. The site will also allow swimmers to individually track their personal progress in the pool, encouraging them to swim longer each day.

A $35,000 donation will be split between the Prostate Cancer Foundation (men) and The bosom Cancer Research Foundation (women); allocations will be determined by the cumulative hours swum by each gender.

"Regardless who wins, they both win," says Olivier Laguette, Director of Marketing for Aqua Sphere. "We've all been personally affected by cancer in some way or another, but instead of simply writing a check, we wanted to do something fun that would promote a healthy lifestyle as well as some healthy competition -- and a little bit of gender wars seemed appropriate."

Aqua Sphere, the originator of the "swim mask," is widely known for their line of comfortable aquatic eyewear, including the popular Seal and Vista masks and the Kaiman and Kayenne goggles. Designed for form and function, swimmers can simply fit the frames to their face and forget about them while they enjoy swimming for time, distance, exercise or just fun.

For more information on the Swim Challenge, visit us on the web at or join the Swim Challenge Facebook fan site. Twitter users can also follow swim_challenge for the latest updates.

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Wednesday, March 17, 2010

8 Things You Didn't Know About Your Teeth

Health 'Bites': 8 Things You Didn't Know About Your Teeth

NEW YORK, Feb. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Oral health is often the window to your overall health. Evidence has supported the link between poor oral health and such conditions as stroke, premature birth and diabetes. Other conditions, such as HIV/AIDS and osteoporosis may show preliminary signs in your mouth, before other areas of the body are affected. Also, some of your daily activities or habits can affect your oral health. Therefore, it's wise to pay attention to your teeth and gums.
Brian Gold, D.D.S., Monticello, NY, and consultant to Majestic Drug Company, a leading provider of oral care products, provides this valuable insight into oral hygiene.

1. Survey shows Americans unprepared for dental emergencies. Although 72
percent of Americans have fillings, caps or crowns and one in six had a
dental emergency during the past 12 months, most are not prepared to
deal with a dental emergency, according to a recent survey conducted by
Majestic Drug Company It's wise to have a product such as Dentemp®
O.S. on hand as a temporary repair for loose caps or lost fillings.

2. Bulimia and acid reflux can destroy tooth enamel. Bulimics are often
able to hide the disorder from others but not from their dentist.
Enamel erosion is a major sign of bulimic behavior. And acid reflux,
whereby stomach acid flows into the esophagus and mouth, can cause
tooth and gum erosion.

3. Soda and citrus drink overuse can be caustic to tooth enamel. The
average American drinks more than 53 gallons of soft drinks each year,
more than any other beverage including milk, beer, coffee or water.
Phosphoric acid in soda and citric acid in citrus drinks can cause
tooth enamel corrosion and the sugar can cause cavities.

4. Excessive chlorine in swimming pools can erode tooth enamel. This can
make your teeth more sensitive to heat and cold.

5. Many people don't know they have bad breath. Dr. Gold suggests this
test: Using dental floss or a tongue scrapper, sniff either the floss
or the scrapper. If your mouth is clean, you won't have a telltale

6. Infection and trauma can cause tooth enamel defects. Nutritional
deficiencies during infancy, antibiotic use such as tetracycline, high
fever, and trauma can all lead to tooth enamel irregularities such as

7. Eighty percent of Americans over the age of 35 have some form of gum
disease. It can range from simple gum inflammation, called gingivitis,
to serious disease that results in damage to the bone.

8. One in four adults age 60 and older has lost all of his/her teeth. A
good oral hygiene program should include twice daily brushing,
flossing, eating a balanced diet, limiting between-meal snacks and
regular visits to your dentist for professional cleaning and oral

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1001 Best Places To Have Sex In America

New Book Reveals 1001 Best Places To Have Sex In America

Oh the places you'll go -- to have sex that is! Forget the bedroom and don't even consider that boring old bed. It's time to explore America (and each other!) with 1001 BEST PLACES TO HAVE SEX IN AMERICA: A Where, When, and How Guide by bonafide sex experts and founders of, Jennifer Hunt and Dan Baritchi.
Promising to broaden every reader's horny horizons, this unique guide reveals all types of nookie hideaways not even Columbus could imagine. Adding to the fun, special "hot spot" stickers are included in every book to let readers mark their spot accordingly! Complete with recommended positions for each locale as well as a rating system determining the Ecstasy Factor, Calorie Burn, Kink Level, and Risk Factor, this book promises to get readers going -- in more ways than one!

Once readers are properly inspired, is looking for the proof. Readers can enter to win a trip for two to the Big-O inspiring Grand Canyon -- all they need to do is submit a photo of their very own hottest spot in America (nothing obscene please!) and a 25-50 word description of the place and the 411 on how they ended up doing "it" there. For more contest details visit
Dan and Jennifer are the founders of Their website receives over 300,000 views each month and they've had more than 33 million views to their more than 350 dating, love, and sex advice videos on YouTube ( resulting in their signing a featured partner agreement with YouTube in December of 2007.

1001 BEST PLACES TO HAVE SEX IN AMERICA is published by Adams Media and can be purchased wherever books are sold. Special contest details are available at

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Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Nneka's Concrete Jungle Tour in the USA

Nneka is 2010’s First Breakout Artist to perform on “The Late Show with David Letterman” on February 3rd.

“…righteously bold and heartbreakingly fragile.”-SPIN, 10 To Watch in 2010

“Nneka…is pure hotness.”-Rolling Stone

Nneka had a successful US tour from January 27th to Valentine’s Day. It was called the Concrete Jungle Tour and launched her stateside debut album that was released on February 2nd.The tour took her to 14 cities across the US, including New York, Chicago, Atlanta and Los Angeles.
Nneka made her US late night television debut on “The Late Show with David Letterman,” on February 3rd.

Rolling Stone selected her as an Artist to Watch in 2010, and her video for “The Uncomfortable Truth” has been getting regular spins on both BET and MTV.

Shot throughout the course of her recent November 2009 visit to the US, the "Who Is Nneka?" video is an intimate look at the artist.

“My main message is to wake people up,” Nneka said. “To make them feel themselves; to make them feel their spirit; to be in touch with their innermost.”

From the critical acclaim of her recent collaborative mixtape The Madness (Onye-Ala) with DJ and producer extraordinaire J.Period to her sold-out performances with The Roots in NYC, Nneka’s certainly only just getting started.

“There’s so much that I, myself, have to learn in my life…and there’s still much that I do not know. At the same time I’m sharing my music with people, [I’m] learning from that sharing.”

For more information or to interview Nneka, give us a ring!

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WATCH: Lady Gaga Premieres Epic "Telephone" Video

Texting, Chatting, or Face-to-Face: Communication Remains Essential to Healthy Relationships and Marriages

Whether It's Texting, Chatting, or Face-to-Face: Communication Remains Essential to Healthy Relationships and Marriages

Washington, DC — March 15, 2010 /PRNewswire/ — Relationships are changing. Americans are more likely than in the past to cohabi divorce, marry late, or not marry at all. Among U.S. born 30- to 44-year-olds, 60 percent were married in 2007 (compared with 84 percent in 1970).*

This downward trend in the rate of marriage simultaneously exists with another trend: women and men increasingly view each other as equal partners—educational, economic, and emotional peers. This positive trend away from relationships with a "junior partner" makes communication essential to maintaining a healthy relationship.

The National Healthy Marriage Resource Center has produced a new television public service announcement (link to :30 PSA) to underscore that while the ways in which we communicate have changed dramatically over time, good communication remains fundamental to our relationships.

Viewers are encouraged to visit the website,, which provides proven tools and tactics to enhance and strengthen relationships. This interactive website enables visitors to engage their peers through a free online community, as well as offers a wealth of information from marriage and relationship experts.

"Good communication is active," says Mary Myrick, National Healthy Marriage Resource Center Project Director. "Providing positive feedback and support to your partner goes a long way toward building a foundation where honest communication can be respectfully conveyed."

Key offerings include:

Compatibility: Determine whether you and your partner are really compatible
Avoid committing a communication foul. When two people go from speaking and listening respectfully to trading put downs, blaming, and sometimes, attempting to punish their partner with silence, they commit communication fouls.
Learn the difference between talking and communicating. Active listening is an essential part of healthy communication and a learned skill.
Emotional Mastery: Learn the secret to incredible relating.
The National Healthy Marriage Resource Center is a clearinghouse that provides high quality, balanced, and timely information and resources on healthy marriage and relationships. NHMRC is primarily funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Administration for Children and Families, Grant 90-FH-0001.

For more information, contact Wendy Rueda at 202-862-1257 and

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Monday, March 15, 2010

Next Up On 'THE MO'NIQUE SHOW'....

16 Mar 2010 00:37 Africa/Lagos

Next Up On 'THE MO'NIQUE SHOW'....

NEW YORK, March 15 /PRNewswire/ -- It's getting hot in here! BET's queen of late night, Mo'Nique, is cranking up the heat with another exciting week of must-see celebrity interviews and sizzling musical performances. The recent "Best Supporting Actress" Academy Award® winner is in high gear and ready to knock viewers off their seats. Check out Mo'Nique showcasing her talent and interviewing the hottest stars weeknights at 11:00 p.m.* on BET.

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BET Networks' #1 late night show, THE MO'NIQUE SHOW keeps the late night party going. From A-list celebrity guests to sizzling performances by the hottest musical artists in the game, Mo'Nique delivers viewers a fun-filled hour of entertainment. Here's a look at what's ahead on THE MO'NIQUE SHOW.


Monday, March 15
Cast of Showtime's "Soul Food"
Music: Donell Jones

Tuesday, March 16
Rochelle Aytes
Marcus Paulk
Music: Teairra Mari ft. Soulja Boy

Wednesday, March 17
Geoffrey Fletcher
Music: Maysa

Thursday, March 18
Roland Martin
Judith Jamison
Performance: Alvin Ailey Dancers

Friday, March 19 (Repeat Episode)
Danny Glover
Jermaine Dupri
Music: Kurtis Blow & Furious 5

For more information about THE MO'NIQUE SHOW, please visit

*All times ET/PT.

About BET Networks

BET Networks, a division of Viacom Inc. (NYSE:VIA) (NYSE:VIA.B) , is the nation's leading provider of quality entertainment, music, news and public affairs television programming for the African-American audience. The primary BET channel reaches more than 98 million households and can be seen in the United States, Canada, the Caribbean, the United Kingdom and sub-Saharan Africa. BET is the dominant African-American consumer brand with a diverse group of business extensions:, a leading Internet destination for Black entertainment, music, culture, and news; CENTRIC, a 24-hour entertainment network targeting the 25- to 54-year-old African-American audience; BET Digital Networks - BET Gospel and BET Hip Hop, attractive alternatives for cutting-edge entertainment tastes; BET Home Entertainment, a collection of BET-branded offerings for the home environment including DVDs and video-on-demand; BET Event Productions, a full-scale event management and production company with festivals and live events spanning the globe; BET Mobile, which provides ringtones, games and video content for wireless devices; and BET International, which operates BET in the United Kingdom and oversees the extension of BET network programming for global distribution.

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Saturday, March 13, 2010

Her Picture Is The Only Poster On The Wall Of My Heart

Her picture is the only poster on the wall of my heart.

Three years plus and there is no minus in my passion for her.

Even the longer her absence, the longer my hunger for her company.

So this is what it feels like to be truly in love with the one and only woman.

She deserves a golden crown for her unbreakable faith in our love.

Yes. True love is as real as flesh and blood and will blossom and bloom like the rose flower in the garden of your heart.

But your heart must be soft and tender to comfort her in the grove of your soul.

Even when you scream, scream out of love and not out of hatred.

Like when God thunders at Israel. He does so for love.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Every Nigerian Babe has a Price

Re: Can I Ever Find True Love? I'm So Depressed Now.
A hot Nigerian babe.

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You only spend money for romance and not LOVE.
Most people mistake ordinary romance for LOVE.
You need money for romance, but LOVE does not need your cash to flourish.

Look for love and you do not need to pay for it.

Majority of babes and ladies in Nigeria are POOR and in reality, they need financial security for their safety and welfare. So, do not blame them if they offer themselves to the men who can afford to pay more for their romance.

Many guys in Nigeria lust after material babes and most of the material babes pretend to be innocent and modest, but they are only playing you for time before they hook the golden fish they want.
But If you are the one, she will never leave you.

Rich babes are the most secure girlfriends you can have, because they are not going out with you for your money. They are going out with you for fun or for love.

Every Nigerian babe has a price.

Avon Foundation for Women Grants $500,000 to the U.S. Department of State Secretary's Fund for Global Women's Leadership

Andrea Jung, Avon Chairman & CEO, and Avon's Global Ambassador Reese Witherspoon announce donation to U.S. State Department's Secretary's Fund for Global Women's Leadership at Women of Courage Awards in the presence of the First Lady Michelle Obama and the Secretary of State, Senator Hillary Clinton. (PRNewsFoto/Avon Foundation for Women) WASHINGTON, DC UNITED STATES

11 Mar 2010 08:17 Africa/Lagos

Avon Foundation for Women Grants $500,000 to the U.S. Department of State Secretary's Fund for Global Women's Leadership

Donation to Fund International Programs to End Violence Against Women

WASHINGTON, March 11 /PRNewswire/ -- The Avon Foundation for Women ( presented a $500,000 grant to the U.S. Department of State Secretary's Fund for Global Women's Leadership to accelerate the global movement to end violence against women. Andrea Jung, Avon Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, and Reese Witherspoon, Avon Global Ambassador and Honorary Chairperson of the Avon Foundation, made the announcement at the International Women of Courage Awards, hosted by Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton, at the U.S. Department of State.

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Violence against women is a global epidemic yet efforts to prevent it are underfunded. Nearly one billion women worldwide -- that is one in three women -- will experience violence in their lifetime. Yet around the world, services for victims are often limited or unavailable, and in many countries, laws to protect women do not exist or are not enforced. Women who are abused cannot reach their social or economic potential, which hurts families, communities and entire countries -- and can be especially detrimental to developing countries where involvement of women is essential to growth.

The U.S. Department of State will use the grant to fund innovative and breakthrough programs developed by international non-government organizations for the purpose of ending violence against women.

"We are tremendously privileged to partner with the U.S. Department of State, and share in their resolve to end violence against women. As the company for women, we are equally committed to providing women with an economic opportunity as we are serving as a change agent for critical issues that face women worldwide," said Jung. "We believe the answer to this complex problem lies in forging strong partnerships between the public and private sectors. If we fuse our strengths -- the vast resources and commitment from the private sector, combined with the public sector's regional expertise and grassroots networks -- then our collective efforts can chart a course for a life free of violence against women everywhere."

These new efforts underscore Avon's ongoing commitment to ending violence against women, which includes the Speak Out Against Domestic Violence program launched by Avon and the Avon Foundation for Women in 2004. These efforts have expanded to 45 countries including award-winning programs in Mexico and the Czech Republic. Behind the success of these initiatives is much-needed grassroots mobilization and fundraising driven by the company's network of 6 million Avon Sales Representatives worldwide. To date, Avon global philanthropy has committed more than $16 million to end violence against women, including $8 million coming from the global sales of Avon Empowerment Products developed in partnership with Witherspoon.

"I am proud to serve as Avon Global Ambassador and represent a company with a conscience and the courage to take on hard issues. Although we face many challenges around the world, nothing is more important than ensuring the safety of women and girls everywhere," says Witherspoon. "Investments like the one announced today by the Avon Foundation and the U.S. Department of State are essential to the development and implementation of programs to end this global crisis."

The Avon Foundation for Women, along with Vital Voices, is also collaborating with the U.S. Department of State to host a three-day conference, The Global Partnership to End Violence Against Women in Washington, D.C., from March 9-11. This innovative public-private partnership, which is founded on the premise that local experts are best suited to know what solutions will work in their own communities, will foster the creation of cross-sector collaborations with the goal of reducing violence against women.

To facilitate the Global Partnership, Avon and the Avon Foundation for Women donated $1.2 million to Vital Voices to bring together 15 country delegations consisting of leaders from diverse sectors -- business, government, law enforcement, the nongovernmental organization (NGO) community, academia and others -- in a global forum to share insights, forge collaborations, and seek ways to overcome challenging cultural realities that have been barriers to progress. The Global Partnership will support regional events in India and Argentina in the fall of 2010. Additionally, the Global Partnership will create a violence against women campaign Toolkit that will provide information and strategies to develop effective advocacy, awareness and education campaigns and programs that NGOs can use to reduce violence against women in any country.

Avon Products, Inc.

Avon, the company for women, is a leading global beauty company, with over $10 billion in annual revenue. As the world's largest direct seller, Avon markets to women in more than 100 countries through approximately 6 million independent Avon Sales Representatives. Avon's product line includes beauty products, as well as fashion and home products, and features such well-recognized brand names as Avon Color, Anew, Skin-So-Soft, Advance Techniques, Avon Naturals, and Mark. Learn more about Avon and its products at

Avon Foundation for Women

The Avon Foundation for Women ( is the world's largest corporate-affiliated philanthropy focused on women's issues. Since it was founded in 1955, the Avon Foundation has been committed to the mission to improve the lives of women and their families. Now past the half century milestone, the Avon Foundation is a 501(c)(3) public charity that today brings this mission to life through two key areas of focus: breast cancer and domestic violence. Through 2009, Avon global philanthropy has donated more than $725 million in over 50 countries for causes most important to women.

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Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Zooey Deschanel, Solange Knowles and Alejandra Ramos Munoz to Join Kate Moss, Georgia May Jagger and Coco Rochas as Rimmel London Brand Ambassadors

Coty Inc. announces Solange Knowles as a new Rimmel London Ambassador. (PRNewsFoto/Coty Inc.) LONDON ENGLAND

Coty Inc. announces Alejandra Ramos as a new Rimmel London Ambassador. (PRNewsFoto/Coty Inc.) LONDON ENGLAND

Coty Inc. announces Zooey Deschanel as a new Rimmel London Ambassador. (PRNewsFoto/Coty Inc.) LONDON ENGLAND

9 Mar 2010 15:00 Africa/Lagos

Zooey Deschanel, Solange Knowles and Alejandra Ramos Munoz to Join Kate Moss, Georgia May Jagger and Coco Rochas as Rimmel London Brand Ambassadors

Global Style Icons Add To Brand Momentum

LONDON, March 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Coty Inc., a leading global beauty company, announced today that the Company will sign Zooey Deschanel, Solange Knowles and Alejandra Ramos Munoz to team with Kate Moss, Georgia May Jagger and Coco Rochas as the aspirational ambassadors of Rimmel London, the iconic British cosmetics brand. With their distinguished styles, talents and diverse backgrounds, the new faces embody the wonderfully cosmopolitan nature of London, the city that serves as the inspiration for the witty, edgy and streetwise beauty brand.


"Zooey, Solange and Alejandra each bring a distinct look and personality to Rimmel London, expanding the brand's visibility and strengthening Coty's global colour platform," said Coty CEO, Bernd Beetz.

The star of such films as (500) Days of Summer, Yes Man, The Happening and Elf, Zooey Deschanel is one of Hollywood's most sought after young actresses. In addition to Zooey's work on-screen, she is also a talented singer-songwriter, set to release her second album with her band, She & Him in spring 2010. She & Him released their first album, Volume 1 in 2008 to both popular and critical acclaim. A charismatic beauty, Zooey is inspired by her love of old music and vintage fashion and her retro style is reminiscent of a classical movie starlet. Zooey, who was named after the male character in J.D. Salinger's Franny and Zooey, spent much of her childhood on-location with her actress mother, Mary Jo and her father, Caleb, an Academy Award-nominated cinematographer. She credits her father with instilling in her a keen visual sense and great style. The multi-talented actress will be the face of Rimmel London star products including a new breakthrough lash accelerating mascara, a perfecting powder foundation and a lasting lipstick, and will appear in its newest campaigns, which will debut in August 2010 worldwide.

Of her partnership with Rimmel London, Zooey Deschanel says: "I am honored to be working with Rimmel, a brand I love for its fresh, fun and innovative products. I am thrilled to be a part of defining the best of London style."

A creative force as a gifted singer-songwriter, producer, actress, entrepreneur and DJ, Solange Knowles has released two inspired solo albums including the critically acclaimed, Sol-Angel and the Hadley St. Dreams and her debut Solo Star on the Music World Entertainment label. Sol-Angel and the Hadley St. Dreams produced visionary music videos "I Decided" & "Sandcastle Disco" as well as 3 consecutive #1 dance hits. Solange starred in the film, "Bring It On - All Or Nothing" which broke the record for selling the most DVDs in the first week of release than any other in the format. She launched of a series of hip-hop toys called, Baby Jamz, which is the first ever hip-hop/rhythm inspired pre-school toy line. The award winning artist has been influenced by a wide range of music genres, including Soul, Alternative, Reggae and even Country. As a result, she has cultivated a dynamic edgy personal style and ultra-cool fashion sense that ensures she always sets, and never follows, trends. She is a true renaissance personality. Solange will represent Rimmel London makeup looks in campaigns which debut in the fall.

Solange Knowles comments: "I have always been passionate about make-up because it allows me to express my personality and style. I'm very excited about representing Rimmel because it's such a young, vibrant, on-trend brand."

A rising star of the fashion world, Puerto Rican model Alejandra Ramos Munoz was discovered by Rimmel London when she won a modelling competition sponsored by the brand. A gorgeous, natural, and authentic beauty, Alejandra marries her striking Latina looks with a down-to-earth charm and warm personality. Raised in Isabela, Puerto Rico, Alejandra established herself locally by appearing in fashion shows for such designers as Luis Antonio, Stella Nolasco and Harry Robles. With her stunning runway presence, she captivated the attention of the fashion and beauty world and has appeared on the cover Imagen, among others. Alejandra will grace Rimmel London campaigns in the fall.

Alejandra Ramos Munoz says: "Becoming a face of Rimmel is a fantastic opportunity for me, particularly at the beginning of my career. Kate Moss has always been an amazing inspiration for me and, as a brand ambassador, I will strive to be an aspirational role model for girls and women everywhere."

Renato Semerari, President of Coty Beauty, comments: "We are delighted that Zooey Deschanel, Solange Knowles and Alejandra Ramos Munoz will be representing Rimmel London, joining the existing portfolio of talented and iconic faces. At a time of extraordinary worldwide growth for the brand, these three strong, successful and uniquely beautiful women will help ensure that Rimmel London's image continues to be modern and globally relevant."

Stephen Mormoris, Senior Vice President, Global Marketing, Coty Beauty, adds: "Zooey, Solange and Alejandra each have an individual style and spirit that perfectly reflects the incredible diversity of London and the Rimmel brand. We are confident that women everywhere will identify with, and aspire to, Zooey's timeless glamour, Solange's cutting-edge chic and Alejandra's natural elegance."

About Coty Inc.

Coty was created in Paris in 1904 by Francois Coty who is credited with founding the modern fragrance industry.

Today, Coty Inc. is a recognized leader in global beauty with annual net sales of nearly $4 billion. Driven by an entrepreneurial spirit, passion, innovation and creativity, Coty Inc. has developed an unrivalled portfolio of notable brands and delivers its innovative products to consumers in 90 markets worldwide.

The Coty Prestige brand portfolio is distributed in prestige and ultra-prestige stores and includes Baby Phat, Balenciaga, Bottega Veneta, Calvin Klein, Cerruti, Chloe, Chopard, Davidoff, Home Skin Lab, Jennifer Lopez, Jette Joop, Jill Sander, JOOP!, Karl Lagerfeld, Kenneth Cole, L.A.M.B. fragrance by Gwen Stefani, La Voce by Renee Fleming, Lancaster, Marc Jacobs, Nautica, Nikos, Phat Farm, Sarah Jessica Parker, Vera Wang, Vivienne Westwood and Wolfgang Joop.

The Coty Beauty brand portfolio is more widely distributed and includes adidas, Astor, Beyonce Knowles, Celine Dion, Chupa Chups, David and Victoria Beckham, Esprit, Exclamation, Faith Hill, GUESS, Halle Berry, Jovan, Kate Moss, Kylie Minogue, La Cross, Miss Sixty, Miss Sporty, N.Y.C New York Color, Pierre Cardin(1), Playboy, Rimmel, Sally Hansen, Shania Twain, Stetson, Tim McGraw and Tonino Lamborghini.

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