Showing posts from June, 2017

More Babies Are Being Born Too Soon

Photo Credits:Stylish Eve. From
Traci Shupert Photography.

More Babies Being Born Too Soon, report shows; March of Dimes says now is not the time to cut maternity benefits

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., June 30, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As new data from the federal government shows that the health of pregnant women and babies is getting worse, the March of Dimes says now is not the time to cut maternity benefits.

The National Center for Health Statistics today released provisional birth data that show that the preterm birth rate rose to 9.84 percent in 2016, up 2 percent from 9.63 in 2015, marking the second consecutive increase after steady declines over the previous seven years.

Classic Hollywood Meets the YouTube Generation at Cannes Lions 2017

Classic Hollywood Meets the YouTube Generation: Who Are Fans Following?

'Timeless' Hollywood stars appeal to audiences of all ages, while today’s online celebrities resonate primarily with young fans; or is that just a myth? Join film legend Laura Dern (Big Little Lies, The Last Jedi) as she compares notes with one of today’s YouTube sensations, Grace Helbig on how they engage with fans and brands.

Their conversation, moderated by Ketchum’s head of entertainment Marcus Peterzell, will explore the similarities and differences between working with 'timeless' and 'real-time' talent, what the big screen and small Hollywood have in common, and how marketers can tap into both worlds successfully.

Cannes Lions and Ketchum Announce Winners of 2017 Young Lions Marketers Competition
Click here to read the report.

EnterTalk Radio's Popular "Jackie's Groove" Interviews Cast of Upcoming Documentary Film "Hired Gun"

EnterTalk Radio's Popular "Jackie's Groove" Interviews Cast of Upcoming Documentary Film "Hired Gun"

SAN DIEGO, June 28, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- EnterTalk Radio, the undisputed leader in music business talk and programming, announced that its popular podcast show "Jackie's Groove" featuring percussionist Jackie Bertone has joined forces with the upcoming documentary "Hired Gun" to put the spotlight on some great unsung musicians who play alongside some of today's top artists. The one-night-only event is in theaters nationwide on June 29 sponsored by Fathom Events. View the trailer for the film here:

"Hired Gun" is the story of the musical talent responsible for the most famous instrumental solos in the world, who have toured with the musical legends who hired them. The hired gun community lives and breathes music, and, for the first time, its members share their incredible stories and exclusive…

How the Process of Editing A Documentary Mirrors Guitar Building

Making 3 minutes documentary film from 10 hours footage from 6 months of film production.

As mentioned above, the production of this piece took 6 months, resulting in 10 hours worth of footage, which then had to be cut down to three minutes for the finished piece. For many aspiring editors, this would be nerve-wracking. How do you take that much footage, cut away more than 99% of it, and be assured that what you're left with is as good as it can possibly be? Will Hammond, Contra's editor, describes his process for doing exactly that.

From "How to Cut 10 Hours of Footage Down to a Finely-Tuned 3 Minute Film"
Click here to read the article.

"Lagos in Motion", the photo book from the documentary film made from more than 30 hours of filming sights and sounds of Africa's largest megacity. It is the most comprehensive coverage of the city; from the mainland to the Island.

"LAGOS in MOTION: A Photo Album of Africa's Largest Megacity" (Volume 1)


Video: Sofia Coppola Talks About Her Latest Movie, THE BEGUILED

Sofia Coppola talks about her latest movie, THE BEGUILED, with Film Independent curator Elvis Mitchell during a double-feature screening event with LOST IN TRANSLATION on June 15.

Set during the Civil War, young women art a Southern girls' boarding school take in an injured enemy soldier. As they provide refuge and tend to his wounds, the house is taken over with sexual tension and dangerous rivalries.

Winners at the 2017 LA Film Festival

This is Who Won at the 2017 LA Film Festival

Well, that was fast! Like all good times, the 2017 LA Film Festival has seemingly come and (very nearly) gone faster than seems humanly plausible. Could it really be that—as of this time next week—the Festival Lounge will be no more, reduced to a simple patch of green grass at the foot of business-as-usual Culver Studios? Or that the ArcLight will be suddenly vacated of Festival fare, replaced by the deafening whooshes and booms of summer movie season?

But not quite yet—there are prizes to be given out first. Handed out June 22 at a mid-morning brunch on the Festival Lawn hosted by LA Film Festival Director Jennifer Cochis, the awards brunch celebrated jury prize honorees from the Festival’s U.S. Fiction, World Fiction, Documentary, Nightfall and LA Muse categories. Audience Awards were also presented for Fiction Feature, Documentary Feature, Short Film and Web Series.

Sotheby's June 2017 Sales of Impressionist & Modern Art in London Total $200.8 Million

Sotheby's June 2017 Sales of Impressionist & Modern Art in London Total $200.8 Million
Four Works Achieve Prices in Excess of $20 Million

World Auction Record for Wassily Kandinsky Broken Twice in One Evening

Day Sale Highlighted by Family Collection of 20th Century Sculpture, Which Totaled Over $10 Million With Every Lot Sold

LONDON, June 23, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Sotheby's (NYSE: BID) June 2017 sales of Impressionist & Modern Art in London achieved $200.8 million (£157.1 million), exceeding their overall low estimate of $178.7 million (£140 million) and representing a nearly 11% increase in Dollars and a 29% increase in Pounds on the same sales one year ago.

Wizkid Wins 2017 BET "Best African International Act" Award

Congratulations! Nigerian Singer, Wizkid Wins BET "Best African International Act" Award.

Sun, 25 Jun • 5:30 PM GMT-7 (Mon, 26 Jun • 1:30 AM WAT)
Microsoft Theater, Los Angeles, California, United States
Leslie Jones


138 Water and Tyga Sign Partnership Agreement for Premium Fashion Water

138 Water and Tyga Sign Partnership Agreement for Premium Fashion Water
Hip Hop Artist becomes official celebrity spokesperson and co-owner of 138 Water

LOS ANGELES, June 20, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- 138 Water, a premium fashion water favored by millennials, has signed Grammy-nominated multiplatinum hip-hop star Tyga to a 3-year endorsement deal. As part of the agreement, Tyga has become a partner in 138 Water and the second largest shareholder of the fastest-growing company that has quickly become a favorite brand among the new generation of celebrities.

Tyga is one of today's most successful and provocative rap artists having been first signed by Lil Wayne's Young Money Entertainment label and collaborating with Rick Ross, Chris Brown, Justin Bieber and others. He is now signed to Kanye West's GOOD Music (Interscope Records) in partnership with Last Kings Records.

"Working with 138 Water lets me pursue my entrepreneurial side and get involved with a product I believe …

Victoria Swarovski's US$1.3 Million Crystal Wedding Dress

 Victoria Swarovski and Werner Muerz’s wedding on June 16, 2017 in Trieste, Italy. (Photo by Chris Singer/Johannes Kernmayer/CUEX GmbH/Getty Images).

Victoria Swarovski', heiress to the Swarovski brand, has married her property manager fiancée, Werner Mürz, in a lavish wedding set in Italy. The Wedding took place at the Cathedral of San Giusto in Trieste, Italy, in front of 250 guests.

Victoria Swarovski💎 wore a custom-made Michael Cinco gown which weighed $1.3 million. The dress, which was embellished with 500,000 Swarovski crystals (what else?), weighed 46 kilograms. The dress also had an eight metre long train and she wore Jimmy Choo heels.


Meet the Four Magnificent Nigerian Born Actors in "TRANSFORMERS: The Last Knight"

Meet the Four Magnificent Nigerian Born Actors in "TRANSFORMERS: The Last Knight"

Man of the moment, Remi Adeleke played the role of "TRF Lieutenant" in the new blockbuster sci-fi action movie "TRANSFORMERS: The Last Knight" that premiered in the United States on Tuesday night, June 20, 2017.

Three other Nigerian born actors, Daniel Adegboyega played the role of "Saebert"; Ogechukwu David Isiguzo played an SAS soldier and David Olawale Ayinde played a science delegate in the movie that is having the UK première today, Friday, June 23, 2017.

Adeleke on the set of Transformers: The Last Knight.

Daniel Adegboyega.
Transformers: The Last Knight
Father Brown
Lenny Stamper
Femi Magoro
Man Down
Gynm Manager
Rise of the Footsoldier Part II
The Interceptor
The Car Washer
Last Knights
The Gunman
Kick Boxer

Jockey Continues Celebrated Campaign Featuring Remi Adeleke, former Navy Seal and New Hollywood Star

Story of resilience spotlighted in Show ’Em What’s Underneath, Show ’Em Your Jockey campaign

Kenosha, Wis. [June 15, 2017] – Jockey International, Inc. (Jockey), a 140-year-old brand recognized around the world for its premium underwear and apparel, today announced an addition to its inspiring brand campaign “Show ’Em What’s Underneath, Show ’Em Your Jockey.” The newest hero to be featured is former Navy SEAL and actor, Remi Adeleke, who shows people that with resilience, you can accomplish anything.

The #ShowEm campaign introduces Remi proudly wearing Jockey in a personal, intimate video and series of portraits illustrating what’s underneath, both literally and figuratively. #ShowEm honors everyday heroes who embody the spirit and values of Jockey and the characteristics that make them unique, including resilience, perseverance, courage, family and hope.

What Not to Do When Working with a Real Estate Agent

What Not to Do When Working with a Real Estate Agent

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I see too many home sellers sabotaging their own home sale. I wanted to share some tips with you on how to avoid things you shouldn't do when working with a real estate agent.

1. Sellers will occasionally want to say how great their home is compared to all other homes in the neighborhood. When people upgrade their homes, they don’t always get a dollar for dollar return on that investment.

2.Sellers will sometimes stay in the home for showings. This just makes buyers uncomfortable. Just don’t do this. It’s not professional and it will make sell…

Remi Adeleke On the Red Carpet At Transformers: The Last Knight" US Première

Remi Adeleke On the Red Carpet At Transformers: The Last Knight" US Premiere

Remi Adeleke and Jessica Adeleke.
Photo Credit: (June 19, 2017 - Source: Timothy Hiatt/Getty Images North America).

Nigerian born Remi Adeleke, a new Hollywood star starring with top stars in Michael Bay's awesome sci-fi action film, "Transformers: The Last Knight" joined Sir Anthony Hopkins, Laura Haddock, and Mark Wahlberg on the red carpet of the US premiere at the Civic Opera House on Tuesday night, June 20, 2017 in Chicago, Illinois. Photo credit.Weniger Mehre.

Adeleke played the role of "TRF Lieutenant".
Another Nigerian born actor, Daniel Adegboyega played the role of "Saebert". Other Nigerians in the cast include Ogechukwu David Isiguzo as SAS soldier and David Olawale Ayinde played a science delegate in the movie.

Mark Wahlberg, Anthony Hopkins, Laura Haddock, Michael Bay, Josh Duhamel, Santiago Cabrera, Isabela Moner.

The Chicago River transformed into a magnifice…

The Beauty of Art Décor for Interior Décor

"No interior décor is done without art décor."
~ Orikinla Osinachi, artist and writer.

The Beauty of Art Appreciation in Interior Decoration

Photo Credits:
VOGUE Australia.

Art appreciation shows how much intellectual education a person has. And the more you appreciate art, the more you will appreciate the beauty of life.

The appreciation of art is also the appreciation of humanity and the society.
No wonder the #Chinese and the #Japanese are now the leading countries for art appreciation and art collection in the world. Because, art appreciates with time and does not lose its value. But even the most expensive cars will later be abandoned in the garage or junkyard as they are replaced by the newest brands of cars in town.

That is why the most educated people spend millions of dollars to buy the most valuable paintings, drawings, mixed media works and sculptures at art auctions and exhibitions.

The highest selling contemporary Nigerian artist of the moment is Njideka Akunyil…