Tuesday, December 31, 2013
Saturday, December 28, 2013
Fashionistas are already poised for the signature look of 2014 and you can follow the Vogue's Fashion Guide for Spring 2014 or Glamour's Spring Makeup Trend: Blue Eyeshadow and other beauty trends for 2014.
For best look of 2014, we recommend the following from COVER GIRL and L'Oréal beauty collections.
L'oreal Paris Infallible Never Fail Stars Collection Lipcolour, Linda's Beige, 2 Ea.
CoverGirl Queen Collection 1, Kit Eye Shadow, Champagne(105)
Monday, December 23, 2013
We are glad and grateful to the Almighty God our maker and owner for keeping us alive and well to celebrate the Christmas and looking forward to a more prosperous New Year.
We thank all our partners and sponsors in Nigeria and the rest of the world.
Wednesday, December 11, 2013
11 Dec 2013 15:55 Africa/Lagos
Global Superstar Mariah Carey Takes Over NBCUniversal to Spread Festive Love and Cheer with "Mariah Carey's 12 Days of Christmas"
Carey joins NBCUniversal to give an exclusive, never before seen look into her favorite time of year on various NBC shows and platforms
"Mariah Carey's 12 Days of Christmas" will feature a wide variety of stellar performances, exclusive one-on-one interviews, an unprecedented glimpse of the icon's holiday moments, and much more.
NEW YORK, Dec. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Mariah Carey is the best-selling female artist of all time with more than 200 million albums sold to date and eighteen Billboard Hot 100 #1 singles (seventeen self-penned), more than any solo artist in history. The superstar is synonymous with Christmas thanks to her self-penned and produced #1 timeless classic, "All I Want For Christmas Is You." The evergreen holiday smash hit, which she wrote and produced early in her career, is the annual bestselling holiday single, hitting #1 on Billboard's Holiday Digital Songs, Holiday Hot 100 and Holiday Streaming Songs charts.
Mariah's holiday opus, "Merry Christmas" is the perennial bestselling global holiday album, having sold over 14 million copies worldwide to date. And now, for the first time ever, NBCUniversal has unprecedented access into the icon's yuletide festivities.
Last week, Carey opened and closed NBC's Christmas in Rockefeller Center Treelighting special which garnered the highest ratings in seven years. Following the highly rated performances, Carey officially kicked off her "12 Days of Christmas" live from her chic Tribeca triplex in New York City on the Today Show on Wednesday, December 11 at 8am.
Mariah will make appearances on all three hours of the Today Show across numerous days and will also spread holiday love and cheer with appearances on Access Hollywood, Extra, Bravo's Watch What Happens Live, Al Sharpton's PoliticsNation on MSNBC, and more. The superstar will share Yuletide cocktail recipes, spend time with the Fresh Air Fund children, and for the first time, allow cameras exclusive access into her home decorated for the holiday.
Carey is confirmed to headline NBC's 2013 New Year's Eve broadcast with special performances you won't want to miss! The ordained "Queen of Christmas" will also grace the stage with Michael Buble for his special airing December 18th. For a complete list of dates and up-to-the-minute information please go to mariahcarey.com and @mariahcarey on twitter.
Mariah Carey is the best-selling female artist of all time with more than 200 million albums sold to date and eighteen Billboard Hot 100 #1 singles (seventeen self-penned), more than any solo artist in history. With her distinct five-octave vocal range, prolific songwriting, and producing talent, Carey has defined the modern pop performance. As a singer/songwriter/producer, she has been recognized with multiple Grammy Awards, 21 American Music Awards, Billboard's "Artist of the Decade" Award, the World Music Award for "World's Best Selling Female Artist of the Millennium," and BMI's "Icon Award" for her outstanding achievements in songwriting, to name a few. Mariah Carey's ongoing impact transcends the music industry to leave an indelible imprint upon the world at large. Recently, she's made a substantial mark in film with her critically acclaimed roles in Lee Daniel's Precious (2009) and The Butler (2013). A Congressional Award recipient, Carey has generously donated her time and energy to a range of philanthropic causes near to her heart including Save the Music, The Make-A-Wish Foundation, World Hunger Relief, and the Elton John AIDS Foundation, among many others. A tremendous supporter of children's charities, both domestic and international, Mariah Carey, in partnership with the Fresh Air Fund founded Camp Mariah, a retreat for inner city children to explore career development.
Mariah is currently in the studio, writing, recording and executive producing her next album for Island Def Jam Music Group.
CONTACT: Cindi Berger, 212-373-6118
Web Site: http://www.mariahcarey.com
Friday, December 06, 2013
“THE LEGO® MOVIE” Star Elizabeth Banks Lights the World's Largest LEGO® Christmas Tree at LEGOLAND® California Resort
“THE LEGO® MOVIE” STAR ELIZABETH BANKS LIGHTS THE WORLD’S LARGEST LEGO® CHRISTMAS TREE AT LEGOLAND® CALIFORNIA RESORT!
Family Theme Park Presents $10,000 to LA’s BEST
CARLSBAD, Calif. (Dec. 5, 2013) / PRNewswire / — Actress Elizabeth Banks took time out of her busy schedule to help Santa light the world’s largest LEGO® Christmas tree at LEGOLAND® California Resort at the 11th annual Tree Lighting Ceremony in Carlsbad, California.
Banks, a mother of two, stars as the voice of “Wyldstyle” in “The LEGO® Movie” being released on February 7, 2014, and currently stars as Effie Trinket in the hit movie, “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.” At the ceremony, Banks presented a check from LEGOLAND California Resort for $10,000 to LA’s BEST (Better Educated Students for Tomorrow) which provides a safe and supervised after school education, enrichment and recreation program for elementary school children ages 5 to 12 in the City of Los Angeles.
Fireworks lit up the sky, snow fell from the rooftops of Fun Town and more than 11,000 LED lights illuminated the 30-foot tall Christmas tree after Banks and Santa pulled the switch to light the tree. President and CEO of LA’s BEST Carla Sanger and her two granddaughters, Zada Sanger (8) and Liliana Sanger (4) , were also on stage to help light the tree that is created out of more than 245,000 forest green DUPLO® bricks and is adorned with more than 400 LEGO® ornaments.
Guests at the ceremony were treated to a special trailer of “The LEGO Movie” and witnessed the unveiling of the theme park’s newest LEGO costume characters “Emmet” and “Wyldstyle” based on the two lead characters from the movie. The first full-length theatrical LEGO® adventure, “The LEGO® Movie” is an original 3D computer animated story that follows Emmet, an ordinary, rules-following, perfectly average LEGO minifigure who is mistakenly identified as the most extraordinary person and the key to saving the world. He is drafted into a fellowship of strangers on an epic quest to stop an evil tyrant, a journey for which Emmet is hopelessly and hilariously underprepared.
Directed by Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, “The LEGO Movie” stars Chris Pratt, Will Ferrell, Elizabeth Banks, Will Arnett, Nick Offerman, Alison Brie and Charlie Day, with Liam Neeson and Morgan Freeman. Lord and Miller also wrote the screenplay, from a story by Dan Hageman and Kevin Hageman and Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, based on LEGO construction toys. “The LEGO Movie” is produced by Dan Lin and Roy Lee. Executive producers are Jill Wilfert, Matthew Ashton, Kathleen Fleming, Allison Abbate, Zareh Nalbandian, Jon Burton, Benjamin Melniker, Michael E. Uslan, Seanne Winslow, Matt Skiena and Bruce Berman; and co-producer is John Powers Middleton. The filmmaking team includes cinematographer Pablo Plaisted, production designer Grant Freckelton, editors David Burrows and Chris McKay, and composer Mark Mothersbaugh. Chris McKay also serves as animation co-director.
The tree lighting ceremony is part of LEGOLAND California’s coolest holiday celebration ever, Holiday Snow Days and Winter Nights. During this time, Fun Town is transformed into a magical, winter wonderland where families throw snowballs at LEGO themed targets and build snowmen using LEGO accessories. New this year, children can enjoy their first snow-tubing experience gliding down 7-foot tall snow-covered tube runs! Park guests can also sing along with holiday entertainment including live music featuring LEGO Friends Live, Jingle Jammers, the Big Test Holiday show and the Holiday Character Dance Party. Holiday Snow Days concludes with San Diego’s biggest Kids’ New Year’s Eve Party on Dec. 31. All Holiday Snow Days and Winter Nights activities are included in the price of LEGOLAND California admission.
“The LEGO Movie” is a Warner Bros Pictures Presentation, in association with Village Roadshow Pictures, in association with LEGO System A/S, a Vertigo Entertainment/Lin Pictures Production. It will be distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, and in select territories by Village Roadshow Pictures. For downloadable images from and information about The LEGO® Movie, please visit: http://MediaPass.warnerbros.com. For downloadable broadcast quality film footage, please visit: www.EPK.tv. For more information, visit: theLEGOmovie.com.
LA's BEST - Better Educated Students for Tomorrow - is a nationally recognized after school education, enrichment and recreation program serving more than 28,000 children with the greatest needs and fewest resources throughout the City of Los Angeles. LA's BEST After School Enrichment Program provides a safe haven for children ages 5 to 12 at 194 elementary school sites each day during the critical hours after school — at no cost to parents. Established in 1988, LA's BEST is a partnership including the City of Los Angeles, the Los Angeles Unified School District and the private sector. LA’s BEST is part of Beyond the Bell, whose mission is to ensure that all children and youth in LAUSD have access to high quality, safe and supervised academic, enrichment, and recreation programs that inspire learning and achievement beyond the regular school day. For more information, please visit www.lasbest.org.
For more information on Holiday Snow Days and Winter Nights at LEGOLAND, event schedules, hours and prices visit www.LEGOLAND.com or call (760) 918-LEGO.
LEGOLAND® California Resort includes LEGOLAND® California, SEA LIFE® Aquarium, LEGOLAND® Water Park and LEGOLAND® Hotel. All are geared for families with children between the ages of 2 and 12. At LEGOLAND California, you’ll find more than 60 rides, shows and attractions including LEGO Star Wars™ Miniland Model Display, Pirate Reef and LEGO® Legends of Chima Water Park opening summer 2014. SEA LIFE Aquarium is home to more than 5,000 living creatures and incorporates LEGO® models into a child’s voyage to the depths of the ocean featuring play zones, fun facts and quiz trails. LEGOLAND Water Park features more than 7 slides, sandy beaches and the unique Build-A-Raft River. The nation’s first LEGOLAND Hotel features 250 rooms, all themed either as pirate, adventure, or kingdom plus more than 3,500 LEGO models throughout the three-story hotel. LEGOLAND California Resort is part of Merlin Entertainments Group, the world’s second-largest visitor attraction operator with more than 99 attractions, eight hotels/three holiday villages in 22 countries across four continents. For more information, visit: www.LEGOLAND.com or call (760) 918-LEGO (5346).
MERLIN ENTERTAINMENTS is the leading name in location-based, family entertainment, and has seen dynamic growth over the last five years. Europe’s number one and the world’s second-largest visitor attraction operator, Merlin now operates 99 attractions, eight hotels/three holiday villages in 22 countries and across four continents. The company aims to deliver memorable and rewarding experiences to its 54 million visitors worldwide, through its iconic global and local brands, and the commitment and passion of its managers and more than 22,000 employees.
(760) 918-5377 or
Sunday, November 24, 2013
Karlie Kloss, Alessandra Ambrosio, Martha Hunt, transformed into Victoria's Secret Angels at the Lexington Armory in New York City yesterday for the 18th annual fashion show.
Saturday, November 16, 2013
Happy Birthday Uncle Charles, Prince of Wales and I wish you many happier returns of the day with longer life and more prosperity and looking forward to your great future as the King of England for the Glory of God.
65 Cheers to your happiness!
Charles, Prince of Wales (Charles Philip Arthur George,[born 14 November 1948), is the eldest child and heir apparent of Queen Elizabeth II. Known alternatively in Scotland as Duke of Rothesay and in South West England as Duke of Cornwall, he is the longest-serving heir apparent in British history, having held the position since 1952. He is also the oldest heir to the throne since 1714
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2485093/Charles-65-Hes-porcupine-tooth-pick-doesnt-mobile-But-hes-true-Duchy-original--proud-to-say-Happy-Birthday.html#ixzz2jgtwsEoN
15 Nov 2013 18:46 Africa/Lagos
Scarlett Johansson Calls on You to Join Her, Oxfam in Aiding Survivors in the Philippines
Oxfam America Ambassador Johansson Emphasizes Role We Can All Play in the Relief Effort
BOSTON, Nov. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Oxfam America has released a new public service announcement featuring Scarlett Johansson speaking about Oxfam's work in the Philippines delivering emergency aid to the survivors of Typhoon Haiyan and calling on viewers to help by donating at www.oxfamamerica.org/haiyan.
(Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080221/DC14723LOGO )
Oxfam, an international humanitarian relief and development organization, is setting up programs that aim to reach 500,000 people affected by the crisis. Our teams are already on the ground, determining the needs and beginning distribution of critical aid. Oxfam's goal in the first phase of the emergency is to ensure that 20,000 families – about 100,000 people – have access to food, safe water, sanitation facilities, and hygiene materials. As the people of the Philippines recover from Typhoon Haiyan, Oxfam will also help them rebuild their farming and fishing livelihoods as well as get markets up and running so that food is available in local shops.
An internationally celebrated artist and Oxfam America Global Ambassador since 2005, Johansson has visited India, Sri Lanka, and Kenya helping to raise the voices of those affected by disasters, poverty and injustice.
"The coming days and weeks are critical. Hundreds of thousands of people are without food, water, and shelter," said Michael Delaney, director of humanitarian response for Oxfam America. "Families are drinking contaminated water from wells. The threat of disease and malnutrition is high. The need for life-saving emergency aid is immense."
Learn more about Oxfam's relief work in the Philippines at www.oxfamamerica.org. Tweet @oxfamamerica using hashtag #Haiyan.
View Oxfam America's PSA featuring Scarlett Johansson here.
We have high-resolution videos (:15 and :30 second) available for download and distribution. Please contact Helen DaSilva for download information.
About Oxfam America:
Oxfam America is a global organization working to right the wrongs of poverty, hunger, and injustice. As one of 17 members of the international Oxfam confederation, we work with people in more than 90 countries to create lasting solutions. For more information on Oxfam's response in the Philippines, or to donate, please visit: www.oxfamamerica.org.
Video with caption: "Typhoon Haiyan was the strongest storm in the world this year and quite possibly the most powerful to ever hit land. Thousands are feared dead, and local emergency food stocks are dwindling. Help Oxfam America deliver water and sanitation materials to the region: http://www.oxfamamerica.org/haiyan." Video available at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BPv4tqMOGXk
SOURCE Oxfam America
CONTACT: Helen DaSilva, email@example.com, 617-331-2984
Saturday, November 09, 2013
There is a big event for women in Nigeria, the Total Professional Woman Meetup exclusively for only 200 women at the Protea Hotel, Awolowo Road, Ikoyi, Lagos on 7th of December, 2013.
It is subsidized by UBA for N10, 000 only per woman.
You can call Ms. Yetunde Bello on Tel: 08173114545 or 08033485700 for registration.
Wednesday, November 06, 2013
Runway, backstage, and front-row highlights footage from the Paris shows. Watch the Paris Highlights Spring 2014 Ready-to-Wear fashion show footage from Style.com. Want more? Visit Style.com for more runway shows, fashion trends, shopping ...
Sunday, November 03, 2013
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Saturday, October 19, 2013
17 Oct 2013 20:00 Africa/Lagos
Miss Universe Organization Announces Thomas Roberts ("MSNBC Live") And Mel B ("America's Got Talent") As Hosts For The 2013 MISS UNIVERSE® Competition
GRAMMY NOMINATED PANIC! AT THE DISCO AND INTERNATIONAL RECORDING ARTIST EMIN ARE SET TO PERFORM ON THE NOVEMBER 9TH BROADCAST FROM MOSCOW, RUSSIA
NEW YORK, Oct. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- NBC, Donald J. Trump, and Paula M. Shugart, president of the Miss Universe Organization, announced today that Thomas Roberts and Mel B will host the 62nd Annual Miss Universe® Competition airing Saturday, Nov. 9 (9-11 p.m. ET/PT) from Crocus City Hall in Moscow. The global event will also air with a Spanish simulcast on Telemundo.
Thomas Roberts is an award-winning journalist and host of "MSNBC Live" at 11a.m. weekdays. Roberts also serves as a fill-in host and contributor on MSNBC's "Morning Joe" and NBC's "Today." He received a 2002 Emmy-nomination for his work on the documentary "Parvo Puppies" and also received an Edward R. Murrow Award in 2001 for a documentary he produced titled "When Parents Don't Pay."
Melanie Brown recently appeared as a member of the NBC family as a judge on the eighth season of the hit summer show "America's Got Talent." The global superstar, known best to audiences as "Mel B" of the Spice Girls, is a chart-topping musical artist, actress, author and television personality. Mel B's brazen persona was at the core of the Spice Girls' worldwide success, racking up worldwide record sales of $55 million. Recently Mel B returned to her musical roots with her first single in almost a decade, "For Once in My Life." She previously hosted the MISS UNIVERSE® Competition when it was held in Vietnam in 2008.
Veteran MISS UNIVERSE commentator, Jeannie Mai, also returns to take viewers behind-the-scenes to engage with contestants, talent and fans throughout the telecast. Mai is best known as the host of Style Network's two-time Emmy Award-nominated makeover series "How Do I Look?" and is also recognized for her fashion segments on NBC's "Today."
Panic! At The Disco is set to perform during the MISS UNIVERSE broadcast. They recently released their fourth studio album, "Too Weird To Live, Too Rare To Die!" which debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 album chart. The album features the single "Miss Jackson (feat. LOLO)," which debuted at #9 on the iTunes Top Singles Chart. Since its release, the official video has reached over 5.5 million YouTube views. The Grammy-nominated group's 2005 double-platinum "A Fever You Can't Sweat Out" featured the global smash "I Write Sins Not Tragedies." Panic! At The Disco is set to tour Europe in November and will embark on a national US headline tour in January.
International recording artist EMIN will also take the stage during the pageant. EMIN spent much of this year traveling the globe promoting his hit single "Amor," which has already been released in Russia, Great Britain, his native Azerbaijan and is set for wide release this year. The reigning Miss Universe Olivia Culpo is also featured in the popular music video that has had more than 4.5 million views on YouTube since its release. EMIN will debut "In Another Life," the new single from his upcoming CD, for worldwide release in early 2014.
This will be the first time in the pageant's 62-year history that the competition will be held in Russia. Barry Adelman of dick clark productions (dcp) will be returning as executive producer of the pageant, which marks his third year producing the show. The MISS UNIVERSE telecast is broadcast in approximately 190 countries and an estimated 1 billion viewers worldwide are expected to tune in. Contestants will be judged in three categories: swimsuit, evening gown and interview as they vie for the coveted title of Miss Universe 2013. Culpo will crown her successor at the conclusion of the two-hour telecast.
For more information, visit: www.nbc.com or www.missuniverse.com.
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For artwork and a complete press kit from the show please visit the NBCUniversal Media Village website at http://www.nbcumv.com/mediavillage/.
ABOUT THE MISS UNIVERSE ® ORGANIZATION
The Miss Universe Organization, a Donald J. Trump and NBCUniversal joint venture, is a global community empowering role models of beauty, health and leadership for young women of today. The organization is dedicated to partnering with charities around the world, and to increasing HIV/AIDS awareness by focusing on women's health issues. For more information, visit: www.missuniverse.com; Facebook: www.facebook.com/officialMissUniverse; Twitter and Instagram: @MissUniverse.
SOURCE The Miss Universe Organization
CONTACT: Jackie Shahinian, Miss Universe Organization, firstname.lastname@example.org, 212.373.4986; Dara Busch, Rubenstein Public Relations, DBusch@rubensteinpr.com, 212.843.8079
Web Site: http://www.missuniverse.com
Monday, October 07, 2013
The Nigerian premiere of the groundbreaking CNN film "Girl Rising" comes up on the United Nations' International Day of the Girl Child, Friday October 11 at 10 am at the Silverbird Cinemas, Silverbird Galleria on Victoria Island, Lagos. And a special screening the following day on Saturday October 12 at the same venue.
Zonta International Clubs in Nigeria, Kudirat Initiative for Democracy, Nigerians Report Online and the United Nations Information Centre are bringing "Girl Rising" global campaign to Nigeria, the most populous country in Africa with over 6 million girls out of school. The event will be co-hosted by Nollywood divas Kate Henshaw and Ibinabo Fiberesima, popular female rapper Yetunde Alabi aka Sasha P, Daniella Okoye, the reigning 2013 Princess of the Universe beauty queen and Amy Oyekunle, the Executive Director of Kudirat Initiative for Democracy (KIND), producer of the Nigerian adaptation of Eve Ensler's "Vagina Monologues" and one of the few women working on initiatives dedicated to the advancement of girls and women for leadership and political participation as well as championing causes to mitigate violence against women and girls in Nigeria. And the Special Guest Speaker is Holly Gordon, the Executive Producer of "Girl Rising' and Executive Director of 10x10.
"Girl Rising" spotlights the stories of nine unforgettable girls born into unforgiving circumstances. The film captures their dreams, their voices and their remarkable lives. It is also a movement dedicated to empowering and achieving educational equity for Girls around the world.
This International Day of the Girl Child celebration will bring 350 students and teachers, key influencers in business, government dignitaries and members of the civil society together to raise global visibility about the importance of educating Girls. It will be registered on the Girl Rising campaign map with the goal of capturing the attention of global policy leaders and inspiring them to include Girls’ education on the post2015 United Nations agenda, an important step for achieving educational equality for Girls.
“We, the Co-hosts of the Nigerian Premiere of Girl Rising, believe in the power of education to change not only a Girl, but the world.” By hosting an International Day of the Girl Child Event in Lagos, we are demonstrating our commitment to breaking down the barriers that prevent Girls around the world from going to school barriers like Child Marriage, Sex Trafficking, Gender Violence and Discrimination. We are proud to be part of this growing movement, raising visibility in Lagos alongside thousands of other events worldwide.”
The Girl Rising event in Lagos is proudly supported by the British Deputy High Commission in Lagos, Silverbird, Kiddies and Brands Company, Educare Trust, and Cool 96.9 FM.
ABOUT GIRL RISING
Girl Rising was directed by Academy Award nominee Richard E. Robbins and is narrated by top Hollywood stars Cate Blanchett, Priyanka Chopra, Selena Gomez, Anne Hathaway, Salma Hayek, Alicia Keys, Chloë Moretz, Liam Neeson, Freida Pinto, Meryl Streep, and Kerry Washington