Wrestler John Cena proposes to his girlfriend of 5 years Bella

John Cena had the most nerve wracking moment of his career on Sunday, April 2, when he popped the question to his longtime girlfriend, Nikki Bella at WrestleMania 33.

The wrestling duo had just defeated the Miz and his wife Maryse in a tag-team match when Cena got down on one knee in front of the 70,000 strong crowd.

“I have been waiting so long to ask you this,” Cena, 39, said. “Stephanie Nicole Garcia-Colace, will you marry me?”

Bella, 33, immediately accepted his proposal, and the couple packed on the PDA with a passionate fueled kiss.

Cena and Bella have been dating for almost five years, and in the run up to their match, their married opponents taunted them for not yet being engaged.

Cena was married to Elizabeth Huberdeau from 2009 to 2012, and has expressed his reluctance to tie the knot again on many occasions.

Bella previously dated fellow wrestler Dolph Ziggler.

 

 

-US Weekly

LIMIT X to finally stage a concert after 15 years

By Fredah Arinaitwe

The Ugandan Gospel Group Limit X is finally coming back for a reunion concert after a break of 15 years.

The concert scheduled to take place at the Kampala Serena Hotel on Friday, 28th April, 2017 will bring together gospel musician Isaac Rucci, Dennis Sempembwa and Paul Serukenya on one stage.

According to Rucci one of the members of the LIMIT X group, the concert comes in appreciation of all their fans and well-wishers over the years.

He says a  portion of proceeds from the concert will go to support the free distribution of a book titled “Timeless Truths” by Dennis Sempebwa, another  member of the Limit X group.

The youth all around Uganda will receive the books free of charge meant to inspire them. The book is a collection of 300 enduring proverbs for this generation.

The group was a household name in the early 90/2000’s worldwide and was known for gospel hits such as Malibongwe, Clap your hands, Miracle, among others.

Photo Credit:  www.ugandamusiciansunion.org

Empire star Terrence Howard shares about his dark past and how he has moved past it

Terrence Howard knows he isn’t perfect.

“I’ve made terrible mistakes throughout my life,” the Empire star, 48, says in the current issue of PEOPLE. “I was dragging baggage with me that was crippling me mentally and physically. But I finally feel I can put that to rest. I can breathe again.”

From childhood, Howard had been exposed to the violent side of human nature. At the age of 2, he saw his father, Tyrone, fatally stab a man while their families waited in line to see Santa Claus at a mall in Cleveland.

Tyrone, a carpenter, served 11 months in prison. Howard’s mother, Anita, filed for divorce after his release, but he remained a force in their lives.

“My dad whooped me every day until I was 14,” says the actor, who grew up poor with three brothers. “Then he said, ‘The street will whoop you from now on.’ ”

He was right. A sensitive child with “a big mouth,” living in the projects, “the kids would do horrible things to animals in the neighborhood,” Howard recalls. “I’d try and save them and take the beating instead.”

But in his adult life, Howard became the one that was physically violent.

In 2001 he admitted to hitting his first wife, Lori, and in 2013 his second wife Michelle Ghent was granted a restraining order against him on the grounds that he hit and kicked her during a family vacation and threatened to kill her. (Howard has claimed self-defense in regards to the Ghent altercation and in a 2015 divorce hearing his lawyer argued that he signed their spousal support agreement “under duress.” The judge called Howard a “bully” but ruled in the actor’s favor. The decision is currently under appeal.)

But, instigated by the death of his mother in 2008, Howard has spent the last few years on a path of self-reflection.

“I was raised believing the man is in charge, but I’ve realized marriage should be an equal partnership,” says the actor.

By the time he met his third wife, Mira, in 2013, Howard — who was once a Muslim and contemplated becoming a Jehovah’s Witness like his first wife and their three children — had given up organized religion and found “truth” in nature and science.

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“Two weeks after meeting Mira, I gathered up things associated with my past and found a nice hill and buried them all there,” he says.

A week later, he proposed. “Mira settled me,” Howard says of his wife, 39, a former model and restaurateur.

“Our marriage is effortless,” she adds. “Relationships are hard work, but we really don’t fight.”

Stress is still a factor in Howard’s life, but he’s found a unique way of managing it.

“I’ll just watch a tree’s limbs sway back and forth or take my shoes off and put my hands on a tree,” he says. “It makes me feel part of the whole.”

By keeping his stress in check, his Southern California home with Mira — which is now complete with their sons Qirin, 22 months, and Hero, 7 months — is a peaceful one.
“He refuses to kill a fly,” Mira says of Howard. “And we’re trying to teach our kids not to pick flowers.”

“I know in those two weeks or month of a fly’s life, that’s 80 years for them. And we smash them so quickly. I hope if someone saw me trapped, some bigger creature would help me,” explains Howard.

And Howard admits he’s not above needing help. “I still have growing to do,” Howard says. “I just hope the mistakes I make now are smarter mistakes.”

Empire returns to Fox Wednesday at 9 p.m. ET.

 

-Essence

J.C Muyonjo: “No Love” audio is out.

By Tukundane Yonna

J.C Muyonjo a finalist at Kyambogo University has released a new audio entitled NO LOVE. The song examines whether love is very commercial or a sacred priceless feeling we get to share with someone else.

NO LOVE was written as an observation Muyonjo made on several occasions after becoming consciously aware of the what people claim love is.

According to Muyonjo, majority of people have a price tag to love whether they admitted it or not. The industrial fine art student derives this theory from actions from making a strong impression with a special gift on Valentine’s Day to paying bride price.

This song was written from the perspective of the guy. The production of this song was not simple because Muyonjo and his producer Abaasa were separated by continents.

The guitarist and song writer recorded several guitar notes and vocal takes on his phone and sent them to Abaasa who is in California studying a degree in sound engineering by email and Facebook. After a couple of email, a final product was reached hence NO LOVE.

The final editing was done at C19 studios where it was mixed and mastered by the sound engineer Nel Muhire.

Kanyama new Audio is out.

By Tukundane Yonna

The Rnb kyabazinga has a new song to the Atwooki album. The title “kanyama” is a common expression of a strong muscular person or bouncer.

Maro says the song tackles a situation when you are really sure of your life companion and with all you have been through make her/him the strongest person. Its with this background that the  title “kanyama” came to be.

He adds that Kanyama is a slower song, not done in the usual question and answer sing along format although the words in the song are not so new.

This song is a nicely sang song by Maro and produced by producer Nessim. The voicing was done at ed at Volume up records.

 

Kanye makes new version of his song, Bed

Yeezy bounces back with a whooping 17 minutes new version of his song Bed.

Kanye West dropped an extended, 17-minute version of his 2007 song, “Bed” on his SoundCloud account Tuesday.

The track features fellow rapper, The-Dream, and made its debut at West’s fashion show during New York Fashion Week earlier this month.
The rappers have a long musical history together — most recently, on West’s “Ultralight Beam” and “Highlights.”
Although West has been featured on several songs from other artists over the past year, this is the first track he’s put out since being hospitalized in November.
https://soundcloud.com/kanyewest
-CNN

The Oscars didn’t pass by without a few anti Trump moments

Just because White House press secretary Sean Spicer said last week that Donald Trump wasn’t planning to watch the 89th annual Academy Awards on Sunday night doesn’t mean the night’s presenters and winners didn’t directly address the president.

And no one spoke Trump’s name more than host Jimmy Kimmel, who made him and his controversial policies the focal point of his opening monologue, while also dropping the occasional joke about the commander in chief throughout the show.

Below, we’ve gathered the night’s many anti-Trump moments:

Jimmy Kimmel
In his opening monologue:
“This is being watched live by millions of people in 225 countries that now hate us.”

“I want to say thank you to President Trump. I mean, remember last year when it seemed like the Oscars were racist? That’s gone, thanks to him.”

“In Hollywood, we don’t discriminate against people based on what countries they come from. We discriminate against them based on their age and weight.”

“Some of you get to come on this stage and make a speech that the president of the United States will tweet about in all-caps during his 5 a.m. bowel movement.”

While introducing Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs:
“Now it’s time for something that is very rare today: a president that believes in both arts and sciences.”

 

After Sweden’s Linus Sandgren accepts best cinematography for La La Land:
“Linus, on behalf of all of us, we’re so sorry about what happened in Sweden last week. We hope your friends are OK.”

Gael Garcia Bernal
While presenting the award for best animated feature:
“Flesh-and-blood actors are migrant workers. We travel all over the world. We construct families, we build life, but we cannot be divided. As a Mexican, as a Latin American, as a migrant worker, as a human being, I’m against any form of wall that wants to separate us.”

The Salesman director Asghar Farhadi
In a statement read by Anousheh Ansari after Farhadi’s win for best foreign-language film:
“My absence is out of respect for the people of my country and from the other six nations who have been disrespected by the inhumane law which bans immigrants’ entry into the U.S. Dividing the world into the ‘us and our enemies’ categories creates fear — a deceitful justification for aggression and war. These wars prevent democracy and human rights in countries which themselves have been victims of aggression. Filmmakers can turn their cameras to capture shared human qualities and break stereotypes of various nationalities and religions. They create empathy between us and others — an empathy we need today more than ever.”

Zootopia director Rich Moore
While accepting the award for best animated feature:
“We are so grateful to audiences all over the world who embraced this film with this story of tolerance being more powerful than fear of the other.”

 

 

-Billboard

Adele breaks her Grammy, gives the other half to Beyonce

In scenes reminiscent of Mean Girls, Adele broke her Grammy for Album of the Year in half on stage at the award ceremony on Sunday night so she could give the crowning part to Beyoncé.

Adele, who also won the Song of the Year award, explained how she felt Lemonade was a more deserving winner than her own 25.

“I can’t possibly accept this award,” she said during her acceptance speech. “The Lemonade album was just so monumental, Beyoncé. It was so monumental and well thought-out and beautiful and soul-bearing… we appreciate that. All of us artists here adore you. You are our light.”

She later added backstage: “I thought it was her year. What the fuck does she have to do to win Album of the Year?”

Adele may have gotten the idea from Mean Girls, in which Lindsay Lohan’s protagonist Cady Heron breaks her Spring Fling queen crown into pieces and hands them to the other contestants (though the speaker part of the Grammy actually unscrews).

It is essentially de rigueur to extol Beyoncé at award shows by this point, Kanye West having famously intervened during one of Taylor Swift’s VMAs acceptance speeches to point out that B is the more deserving winner.

Adele won the night’s biggest awards, though there were also multiple wins for Chance the Rapper and Drake. Beyoncé picked up Best Urban Contemporary Album for Lemonade.

 

 

-Independent

Lady Gaga slums back at haters who criticise her body

Nope. Lady Gaga wasn’t having it when she caught wind of some haters trying to body shame her for how she looked during her spectacular Super Bowl LI halftime performance. Reacting to a string of tweets on Sunday night (Feb. 5) claiming she had a “muffin top” or “beer gut,” the singer shut it down.

“I’m proud of my body and you should be proud of yours too,” she wrote in an Instagram post on Tuesday (Feb. 7). Gaga, 30 — who has spent years fighting against bullying and encouraging her Little Monsters to love themselves just the way they are through her Born This Way Foundation — said she caught wind of the fact that her body has become a topic of conversation and sought to encourage her fans to tune out the noise.

Little Monsters weren’t having it either, with a number backing up the singer on Twitter.

Either way, Gaga is getting the last laugh, as her U.K. and U.S. sales have exploded since Sunday’s gig, which FOX reported pulled in an astounding 117.5 million viewers, making it the second-most-viewed halftime show in Super Bowl history, behind Katy Perry’s set at Super XLIX, which drew 120.7 million viewers.

 

 

-Billboard

Nick Cannon’s TBT reminds us of Kim West’s less glam days

Nick Cannon must have been having some major Kim nostalgia this throwback Thursday. The 36 year-old entertainer posted a group shot of himself, Kim Kardashian, Lil Kim and Paris Hilton from an epic night out back in the day. If you find yourself asking how this mosh posh of star power came about, let us refresh your memory. Remember, Nick use to date reality TV star Kim back when she and Paris Hilton were besties? And who wouldn’t want to hang out with rapper Kim in the 2000s?

Anywho, we couldn’t help but notice the how completely different the Kims look. Two things we notice off the bat—Kim K’s lack of contour and Lil Kim’s (much) darker skin. Nick simply captioned the pic, “#tbt Whoa!!!” and we concur. Mrs. West has made no secret of getting botox, while Lil Kim has shyed away from skin bleaching rumors and other work she’s had done, but whether they deny it or not the proof is in the pic.

Check out the photo yourself for your own dose of nostalgia.

 

 

-BET