Thursday, 31 January 2013

New Music Video: Itz Over - Tonto Dikeh ft Snypa

Her music career  received lots of criticism. But contrary to the title of her song, it seems like the award-winning actress isn't ready to give up anytime soon. So enjoy this new video.

Itz Over - Tonto Dikeh ft Snypa

Style Sisters!! Alicia Keys or Rose Byrne... Who wore it best?

When two very individually stunning and talented women co-ordinate their outfits, we are left to wonder if they have other similarities aside their fashion choices.

Alicia Keys and Rose Byrne both appeared on the Jonathan Ross Show wearing a white and black panelled dress with a turtle neck that ended on the knee.

But while Alicia teamed her black and white turtle neck dress with a belted and strappy sandals, Rose opted for a patent high heels on her dress which had green panels.

During the show, the ladies spoke about the things they do best. Talking about her stunning performance at President Barack Obama's inauguration, Alicia spoke of her excitement at singing for her country's leader, while Rose promoted her new film, "I Give it A Year".

Have your say, who wore it best?

Saturday, 12 January 2013

Loved-up Couple, Jordin Sparks and Jason Derulo look stunning in Glamour shoot

The two singing sensations have been dating for two years.

Looking flawless in Glamour Magazine, the couple discussed their first date, Jordin's hair transformations and the possibility of walking down the aisle. The pair admitted they haven't ruled out the possibility of getting married although they aren't in a rush.

In one of the pictures shot by photographer Patric Shaw, Jason can be seen nuzzling Jordin's neck. Jordin looked exceptionally flawless displaying a variety of big hairstyles including 1960's inspired pigtails and ponytail.

The loved-up pair both have albums due out this year and Jordin's single is scheduled to drop next month. She will also be appearing in The Inevitable Defeat of Mister and Pete which premieres at the Sundance Film Festival on January 25.

Read the full interview in Feburary's Edition of Glamour Magazine.

Friday, 11 January 2013

Taylor Swift get Kanye-d by Olivia Munn - Video

Here is a video of Taylor Swift's awkward moment with Olivia Munn at The People's Choice Award on Wednesday night while accepting her award as the Favourite Country Artist. 

While this clip here is a reminder of her moment with Kanye West at the MTV Music Video Awards in 2009.

Why do we Overeat when all we want is to be slim - Zoe Harcombe

By Zoe Harcombe 
Buy "Why do you Overeat? When all you want is to be slim" (£9.99) and get "The Harcombe Diet for men" (£7.99) free.

I sat in my student room at Cambridge University and should have been enjoying the magnificent view of Kings Chapel. Instead I was looking at the desk in front of me laden with confectionery, crisps and cakes. I wanted to be slim more than anything else in the world and yet I was about to devour every single piece of junk in front of me. Why?!

I spent the next decade piecing together the answer to that question - and I'm about to share it with you. Through experience and research I discovered three very common conditions that cause insatiable food cravings. You may have heard of them, you may know that you have one or more of them, but you are unlikely to know how they have turned you into a food addict:

Candida: is a yeast that lives in all of us, but it can easily multiply out of control, creating many nasty symptoms - from bloating and fatigue to irritable bowel syndrome and mood swings.
Foods that encourage candida growth are the ones you crave - bread, fruit, pickled foods, cereal: basically any processed carbohydrates. The more you give in to the cravings, the more you feed this condition - and the more of a food addict you become.

Food Intolerance: occurs when you have the same foods every day and you literally become intolerant to them, but you crave them to avoid the withdrawal symptoms that occur when you don't consume them.
The most common intolerances in the UK are to wheat and dairy foods - in that order.
We have cereal (wheat) and milk (dairy) for breakfast, sandwiches (wheat) and latt├ęs (dairy) for lunch, pasta for dinner with maybe yogurt for dessert. No wonder wheat and dairy are our biggest problems.

Hypoglycaemia: is suffered by most people, most days at around 11am and 4pm. It’s that ‘can’t concentrate/must have some food’ kind of feeling and it causes intense cravings for carbs – especially sweets and chocolate etc.
When blood glucose levels dip below normal, your body will do whatever it can to get you to eat something - to get the level back up.
When you get that 11am/4pm feeling - you reach for a muffin, or a bar of chocolate. Yet this gives you way more sugar than you need, so you may release too much insulin coping with this unrecognised modern 'food' and then your blood sugar level dips again.
This is why many people find that they can't stop eating once they start - you never manage to get stable blood sugar levels throughout the day.

The first of these conditions was discovered while I was at Cambridge.
I went to see the college GP thinking I would be dismissed as a neurotic female for having a list of symptoms that included bloating, gaining pounds overnight, PMT and food cravings.
Thankfully, my appointment was with a wonderful young doctor who had heard about some work going on at Cambridge's Addenbrooks hospital, looking into food intolerance.

He referred me to the expert there - Dr Jonathan Brostoff - and I was put on an exclusion diet. I transformed into a different person within days - I lost approximately 10lb in the next fortnight and felt better than I had done for years. I really thought I had the answer to the million dollar question, but food intolerance was not the whole answer.

As I increased my consumption of things I thought were healthy - fruit, particularly - little did I know that I was feeding candida and hypoglycaemia nicely. My cravings returned with a vengeance, and I was powerless to resist them. I regained the weight lost and spent much of my 20s fighting to stay below 10 stone - the same heaviest weight I had been at university (I'm only 5'2").

Two books were to provide the key remaining bits of the puzzle.

The first I discovered in a book store while working in the USA in my 20s. New Low Blood Sugar And You by Carlton Fredericks seemed to have been written for me.
The back cover talked about 'anxiety, irritability, exhaustion, fainting spells, headaches, indigestion, indecisiveness, forgetfulness...' and I thought he'd captured me perfectly!
I realised so-called healthy carbs and masses of fruit had been sending my blood sugar levels from high to low several times a day - every time they dropped, my body would cry out to be fed - hence the cravings.

The final book - Candida Albicans: Could yeast be your problem? by Leon Chaitow - was spotted in a London book store.
The words were on the front cover this time: 'anxiety, irritability, bloatedness, heartburn, tiredness, allergies, cystitis, menstrual problems...' An incredible overlap with the book on hypoglycaemia, with a couple more symptoms on top. Again, they described me perfectly.
The discovery of these conditions during my 20s and their documented impact on cravings was exciting enough. The final piece in the jigsaw was a show-stopper. There are many and varied causes of these three conditions, but they all have one cause in common - calorie counting.
Trying to eat less drives people down the route of eating more of the foods that make these problems worse.
Fruit, muesli bars, cereal, low-fat/low-calorie products – things that you think are healthy - are feeding these conditions beautifully. So, start a diet and you will end up a food addict - the pathway is as clear as that.

I sat down again, 10 years after university, surrounded by books about candida, food intolerance and hypoglycaemia and worked out the perfect diet to overcome these three conditions.
And so Phase One of The Harcombe Diet was born. It only needed to be five days long – driven by food intolerance - as any food to which you are intolerant has passed through you in this time.
The core foods of meat, fish, eggs, vegetables, salads, brown rice and Natural Live Yoghurt (the latter helps to fight candida) emerged as the 'super foods' that would fight these nasty ailments.
I set out to design a diet that would end addict-like food cravings. I did not set out to design a diet that would lose 17lb in 5 days - and yet that is the current record.

Candida and food intolerance both cause serious water retention, and pounds can be dropped in the first few days - shrinking you by one dress size in the process. More typically, people lose 7lb in five days - but without going hungry or counting a single calorie. In fact, it is vital that you eat plenty - trying to eat less will make you overeat faster than you can say 'I'm starving!'.

I confess I felt no compulsion to share my findings immediately. I was enjoying a successful career as an human resources director, working as far afield as the Americas and Asia.
Within days, not even weeks, of working out Phase One, I had reached my natural weight of eight stone and I have been there ever since. I could never have imagined that I could eat as much as I do and stay at my perfect weight so easily - not least while eating a 100g bar of 85 per cent dark chocolate every day!

To say this has changed my life is an understatement. I wasted a decade of my life obsessed with food but terrified of it at the same time. I would turn down social invitations because I felt fat and then sit at home and stuff my face instead.
I started every day thinking 'today will be different', but it never was because I simply did not know why I could not resist the urge to eat – not everything, but quite particular things: biscuits, chocolate, cakes, know the foods I mean!

I hated myself and beat myself up for my assumed lack of willpower, but it wasn't my fault. I was an addict, and only when I understood the cause of the addiction could I overcome the causal conditions and get back in control of food.

Freedom from any addiction is wonderful. Freedom from food addiction is the best thing of all, as we have to eat – we just need to be able to control what we eat and not have what we eat control us. That's where I've been for 20 years, and it's bliss!

The book only came about because I was on a team building course with my HR team. We got to the end of a wonderful three days together and the trainer asked us to buddy up and commit to our buddy to do something that would make a difference to us or other people.
I joked that I would share my diet secret by writing a book, but then said that I'd pick something else because I didn't have the time to write a book.

The trainer happened to be walking past and said he'd heard me talking about Big Brother – if I had time to watch that, I had time to write a book. Fair point! And so I committed to my buddy, Sian, that I would write Why Do You Overeat? When All You Want Is To Be Slim.
I put my email address in the first edition of the first book – thinking that about 20 people would read it. Hundreds of emails later I realised that people were losing several pounds in Phase One, then going on to lose several more in Phase Two - and still keeping this weight off.

One woman wrote to me: 'Where were you when I was stuffing my face at college?'
And I replied that I was probably doing the same thing! That’s when I realised I may not be an HR director for much longer.

Zoe Harcombe

Thursday, 10 January 2013

Taylor Swift get Kanye-d at The People's Choice Awards by Olivia Munn

The newly single Country singer put the rocks in her relationship behind her and bravely graced the red carpet at The People's Choice Awards on Wednesday night.

Looking stunning in a plunging figure hugging Ralph Lauren white dress, the singer who recently ended her relationship with One Direction star, Harry Styles had another awkward moment while accepting her Favorite Country Singer award from Olivia Munn which was quite similar to a similar inicident with Kanye West.

Back in 2009 rapper Kanye West stormed the stage of the MTV Video Music Awards, interrupting Taylor's big moment. This time however Taylor, who seems to have learned from her past experience managed to get her claws on the award, before giving a passionate winner's speech.

Not to worry Taylor, your fans are always right behind you..

Beyonce shows her naughty side as she covers the new issue of America's GQ Magazine

New mum, Beyonce shows her cheeky side in the new issue of America's GQ Magazine. The 31-year-old singer posed for Terry Richardson for the sexy photo shoot.

The Single Ladies hitmaker covered the magazine wearing a daring blue and white cropped baseball top and a skimpy red and black leopard print underwear which flaunted her toned and taut stomach and her toned thighs.

In another photo, the former destiny child can be seen wearing a lepoard print underwear and a black midriff top showing off her toned body.

Beyonce who is set to sing the National Anthem at President Barack Obama's inauguration has been married to Rap Mogul, Jay Z since 2008.

Her performance of At Last was one of the highlights of President Obama's first inauguration and it was announced on Wednesday that the songstress will be welcoming the Commander in Chief into the Oval Office on January 21.

Teaser Video by Olu Maintain for forthcoming single "Hypnotize Me"featuring Olivia and Big A

Olu Maintain drops a teaser video for his forthcoming single Hypnotize me. The RnB single features Olivia and Big A. Produced by Tayo Adeyemi and Brought to you by Jerry Wonda Music. The track is said to be officially released tomorrow, 11/01/2013. Enjoy the teaser video.

Click here to watch......Hypnotize me

Tuesday, 8 January 2013

Face of Tokad

This is a great opportunity for all the young ladies aspiring to be International Super Models....

Here comes a massive chance to launch yourself into the modeling industry.

With Doyin Hastrup Olatokunbo managing the event, Warebi Martha co-coordinating the event and Opeyemi Awoyemi managing the models...... I don't see a reason why you shouldn't jump at this opportunity.

For more information on Face of Tokad please Click Here and Here to download the application form.

Turn your dreams into reality......
Apply for Face of TOKAD NOW!!!! You've got nothing to lose.

Good luck Girls!!!!

New Single by Uchman - "The Original"

Uchman is a singer, acoustic guitarist and a lover of Rock Music. According to him, he fell in love with rock music the moment he heard Bono of U2's lines on Kirk Franklins "Lean on me".

In line with pursuing this passion, he learned how to play the guitar and compose song lyric within a couple of years. His major music influences have come from A-list Rock bands and singers Like Switchfoot, House Of Heroes, Matthew West, Starfield and Britt Nicole.

His music focuses on throwing more light to some areas of our daily lives we tend to look pass.
He is out with his debut single "The Original" composed by him and produced By ColdFlames.

Click here to Download The Original and Here to Listen to the track.

Follow him on twitter @ThisIsUchman.

Enjoy Sensational New Video by Rich P

Fast rising entertainer, Rich P is back with a BANG.....

This new single is called "SADE".
Sade is a song dedicated to strong, independent women around the world that love music. Sade is a song that appeals musically to a wide-range of music lovers.

Fans may remember the 16 year - old singer from his hit single 'Lose control' which created a lot of buzz for this young lad. He took some time off after the release of that song to concentrate on school-work, but now he is back with "SADE".

Official Music video for Sade is out now and is presently airing on stations nationwide. ANTICIPATE!!!

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Click here to Watch the Video

Saturday, 5 January 2013

Get your Gold Cap-Toe Shoe on the High Street

Its been rocked by A-listers who took it from the runway to the red carpet.

Rihanna, Alexa Chung, Gwyneth Paltrow, Sarah Jessica Parker, Rosie Huntington Whiteley and Solange Knowles all rocked their designer gold cap-toe shoes with trousers and dresses.

Well, you can now get yours on the High Street from different stores. Look chic in trousers, dresses or skirts spending as low as £15 ($24.38 or N3820.28)

Shakira and Usher take their seats as judges on The Voice

Grammy Award winner, Usher and Latin Music Star, Shakira join Adam Levine and Blake Shelton on NBC's popular singing competition, The Voice on its upcoming fourth season.

The pair will be replacing Christiana Aguilera and Cee Lo Green while they take a break from the show this season but are reportedly said to be returning next season.

NBC's Entertainment Chairman Robert Greenbalt released a statement saying, "We are thrilled to welcome Usher and Shakira to The Voice. The addition of these popular iconic artists continues the tradition established by Christina, Cee Lo, Adam and Blake."

34-year-old singer, Usher who is best known for his 2004 album Confessions is one of the world's best selling artists with a global sales of 65 million record and Seven Grammys.

Shakira, 35, has been popular for two decades in the Latin Music World and became an international pop star with her single Hips Don't Lie in 2006.

The addition of Usher and Shakira will expand the musical range on the show from pop and country to Latin and R&B.

The new season of The Voice is set to premiere on March 25 on NBC.

Wednesday, 2 January 2013

Happy New Year

Welcome to 2013. May this year be the start of great and mighty things. Wishing you all a fabulous, fulfiled and prosperous year.

Happy New Year.