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Prison Official And Inmate Caught On Camera In Prison Romance

SOUTH AFRICA – Two people, a female prison official and a male inmate, have been caught on camera having sex inside a prison at the KwaZulu-Natal correctional facility.

Investigation by the South African social media police has revealed that the couple filmed having sex on camera at a KwaZulu-Natal correctional facility are not married couple.

According to local media, the police spokesperson, Singabakho Nxumalo, said: “It is not true that the inmate and official are married.”

He also rubbished the rumours that the inmate had killed himself.

He stated that the official has faced disciplinary action and has since been issued a letter of suspension to suspend him from all official duties.

Nxumalo expressed that the department was appalled, embarrassed and gutted by the video.

He said the video, which had gone viral on social media, was recorded at the Ncome Correctional Centre in KZN.

He explained:”Sexual activities between inmates and correctional officials are shameful incidents that can never be ascribed to what is expected of our officials.”

It is unclear if any action will be taken against the prisoner, but the department has cautioned the public to refrain from further sharing the video on social media.

Meanwhile, the South African government has promised to install body scanners at six correctional centres across the country in a bid to clamp down on the smuggling of contraband items into prison.

The message was issued by Minister Ronald Lamola, who also said that there had been 181 cases of smuggling contraband in the past 12 months across the country.

He continued that Gauteng led with 121 cases, followed by Eastern Cape with 17 cases, KwaZulu-Natal 14, Western Cape 13, Limpopo and Mpumalanga nine, Free State and Northern Cape seven.

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How to Save Your Marriage

Many marriages fail because of a lack of communication, a rocky foundation of trust, the inability to spend quality time together, and countless other reasons.

In spite of everything, there are ways to help save a marriage that is heading toward negativity.
A healthy marriage is comprised of mutual understanding, listening and respecting each other’s differences, accepting arrangements and plans, and overall, having the confidence to work through setbacks and conflict.

It’s important not to blame each other for any conflict, tense situations, or let anger rise out of proportion on a regular basis.

In order to save your marriage, it’s going to take time to understand and listen to each other and come to a resolution rather than a crisis. Talking together in s peaceful and safe environment is essential for progress.

Making time for each other consistently is also important in saving your marriage. If you don’t have time for dinner, schedule time for coffee, breakfast, or even doing an activity together where you’ll both have plenty of room to talk, share, and laugh about what’s on your mind.

Take a time out from voice mails, e-mails, and switch off the television. A marriage requires a personal commitment just like other responsibilities.

Plan a trip together, or take a mini vacation where you can remember your commitment to one another. This can help re-amplify your marriage, creating the opportunity to rekindle some romance and the positive moments and times you’ve shared together.

Remembering your commitment to one another can be a turning point in saving your marriage, a time to honor and cherish.

Remind each other that you’ll get through the rough times, the crisis, or whatever is on your mind together. This can help create a stronger bond, and serve as a stepping stone for the next phase of your life.

Ask for support from family and friends if you need to, or make arrangements with a marriage counselor to overcome the difficulty together.

Sometimes it helps to have a third party involved so that conflict can be managed effectively with another perspective.

Learning how to cope with stress during marital conflict is important when you want to save your marriage. This can mean taking a break, finding social support, or working directly on the problem together.

You can show empathy and love, and avoid criticism. This can strengthen your bond, and also clear the way for deeper feelings for one another.

Having patience will be essential in saving your marriage, and it’s important to maintain balance and perspective if any conflict arises.

Patience also involves listening to one another during an argument, and letting each other share views on a subject.

Resolving marital conflict may not be easy, but it offers an opportunity for learning and growing.
No matter how chaotic life can be, there can always be time to take a deep breath and let things settle.

It’s important to be realistic, practice strong communication skills, further your commitment and understanding of one another, and be as patient as possible.

 

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Nicolas Cage Gets Married For The 5th Time To A 26-Year-Old Lover

The popular American movie actor, Nicolas Cage, had gone back to the wedding well, and got married for a record of 5th time.

The wedding took place on 16th February, 2021 at the Sin City, Wynn Hotel in Las Vegas..

Nicolas, who is 56-year-old, married a 26-year-old Riko Shibata last month, and according to the Clark County Clerk’s Office, the records show that Riko has taken Nicolas’s last name.

Nicolas announced his engagement to Riko back in August last year after proposing over FaceTime though they had met over a year ago in Japan.

Riko was in Japan when she agreed to be his wife, and Nicolas, who lives in Las Vegas, sent the engagement ring via FedEx.

Riko was wearing a handmade Japanese bridal kimono, while Nicolas was rocking a tux by Tom Ford at the wedding.

Report has it that the ceremony included traditional Catholic and Shinto vows,with some poetry from Walt Whitman and Haiku.

The actor is fully aware that his 5th time down the aisle might shock some folks, he said: “It’s true, and we are very happy.”

This will be his 5th marriage, and it’s coming less than 2 years after his last marriage to Erika Koike ended in divorce after only 4 days.

Previously, he was married to Alice Kim, Lisa Marie Presley, and Patricia Arquette.

One of his ex-wives, Alice Kim and their son, Kal, celebrated with the happy couple after the ceremony.

 

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Model Who Asked Pope For Blessing To Contest For Miss BumBum 2021 In Brazil

The Brazilian model, Lunna Leblanc, who recently asked Pope Francis to bless her first Playboy cover, has revealed that she’ll be competing for Miss BumBum 2021, in Brazil.

The famous Brazilian butt contest, which was created by journalist Cacau Oliver, is coming back this July.

Miss BumBum is a prestigious competition which finds models with the best butts in the world.

A total of 27 gorgeous women from Brazil, one representing each state, will compete in the beauty pageant slated for July.

A Playboy bunny and bank employee have been announced as the first contestants for this year’s edition of the Miss BumBum competition.

Vanusa Freitas, a 28-year-old model, will be representing the state of São Paulo, while Suzana Simonet is representing the state of Santa Catarina in Miss BumBum 2021.

Lunna Leblanc, who will be joining the other two contestants, will be representing the state of Minas Gerais in the competition.

She said: “He blessed me in every way, I have faith and I am confident for this prize.”

The performing arts student will be going into the competition with a bust of 86cm and a hip of 106cm.

Another controversial candidate that will be in the contest is Cássia Mello.

The beauty was keen to show the X-ray of her butt to an ex-boyfriend to prove it’s real.

Cássia with her beautiful figure will be representing the state of Amazonas and owns a 108cm hip.

She said: “The X-ray of my butt that I sent to my boyfriend was used to apply for the contest and it worked.”

Cássia, who is a nutrition student, claimed: “it’s important to understand the dietary needs in our body to keep the butt healthy.”

The model had an X-ray of her bum to prove that she never had a plastic surgery.

She admitted: “I went to a clinic and got an X-ray. I took a copy and mailed it to my ex-boyfriend as a gift.”

Cássia believes she can clinch the title as she sees herself as natural beauty.

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Bodies Of Two Drowned Teenagers Recovered

SOUTH AFRICA: Bodies of the two teenagers that were drowned have been recovered.

According a local media, News24, the spokesperson for the police, Colonel Moatshe Ngoepe said that the two boys – Maropeng Maphoto (15 years) ad Thabang Mohale (16 years), went to the Letaba River near Lemondokop Village to swim, and were swept away by the river while they were swimming.

The incident happened on Wednesday, 17th February, 2021, and their bodies were recovered on Thursday, 18th February, 2021, afternoon after the police were notified of the incident.

The police have advised the masses to be extra careful and vigilant when crossing any flooded rivers and dams to avoid similar situation.

 

 

 

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Black Panther Paves Way For The Falcon And The Winter Soldier – Producer

The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, starring Anthony Mackie and Sebastian Stan, will be premiered on the 19th March, 2021 on Disney+ Hotstar.

The film which is set in the post-Endgame world, has a mismatched duo who team up for a global adventure that will test their survival skills as well as their patience. The two heroes navigate their world with Captain America’s shield.

The Producer, Malcolm Spellman, in a conversation with TV Line, talked about the impact of Black Panther’s success, and how its global recognition have paved way for more superhero projects with Black protagonists like The Falcon And The Winter Soldier.

He wrote: “I believe that Falcon and the Winter Soldier is a nice progression with the mantle that Coogler (Black Panther director Ryan), and Chadwick (Boseman) left us. I really do believe that these giant Black icons are necessary, not only for Black kids, but for white kids to start to absorb — our people as being big and heroic.”

When you start to see the direct impact that a Black superhero had on my nephew, that’s branded on my brain,” he added.

The Falcon and the Winter Soldier has Mackie playing Sam Wilson, who inherited Steve Rogers’ shield at the end of Avengers Endgame and Stan playing Bucky Barnes, the hero-turned-villain-turned-hero character who shared an unshakable bond with Rogers.

Marvel Studios, who is at present handling the  first season of WandaVision, also announced the special documentary series titled Assembled, which explores the making of MCU shows and movies with interviews of cast and crew members.

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Celebrities And Their Favourite Sex Toys

As many of the celebrities are living such extravagant lifestyles, and you’ll be surprise to know that they engage in self-pleasuring too like us mere mortals.

In fact, gone are the days where discussing your masturbation habits or your favourite sex toys are considered a taboo subject, regardless of whether you’re famous or not.

Most of these celebs, whether it was intentional or an accidental slip of the tongue, have come out clear on what their favourite sex toys are:

Eva Longoria
The Desperate Housewives star said, in an interview with Self, that she wished she discovered sex toys years ago and that she only started enjoying sex after she started masturbating.

She only got her first vibrator at the age of 27 and admitted that she wasn’t very sexual until she learned how to pleasure herself first.

She named her favourite sex toy as ‘Rabbit Vibrator’. She said: “I enjoyed it so much that I gave it to all my friends as birthday presents. ‘They scream with joy when they unwrap it!’ After all, is there a better gift than an orgasm?

Lady Gaga
Lady Gaga couldn’t hide her poker face when she was gifted a pink Bullet Vibrator by her dancers on her 28th birthday at a backstage party after her show at the Roseland Ballroom in New York City.

The singer later admitted that she is single, she’s a workaholic and that it can get very lonely sometimes.

She expressed that her schedule gives her very little chance of finding a new man, but she has found other ways of relieving some tensions that come with being a single woman. “I’m good. Me and my vibrator are very happy!” she added.

Rihanna
The self-proclaimed “Only girl in the world” reportedly went on a bit of a spending spree at an upmarket sex shop in Paris, buying more than $1500 worth of adult toys.

According to a source, the shopping session only lasted 5 minutes, and she knew exactly what she wanted, declining any assistance offered when picking out items.

Onlookers say that she was smiling from ear to ear when she left the store and looked to be in a hurry to get back to her hotel.

Her toys of choice? Lingerie, scented candles, fluffy handcuffs, and a purple Rabbit Vibrator, apparently.

This wasn’t the first time she’s been spotted shopping for adult toys. She shopped at adult stores in Paris, Sydney, and even Ottawa, Canada with her ex, Drake.

Miley Cyrus
The queen of oversharing has never been one to shy away from controversy. While she is well known to talk about her love for sex toys, she pushed the boundaries a bit when she posted a few photos of herself on a plane with her new favourite toy on Twitter. It’s called The Hand of Adonis, a unique silicone toy that’s not for the faint-hearted.

Measuring in at over 40cm in length, it’s shaped like an arm with an ultra-realistic duck-bill positioned hand at the end, and it’s intended for someone interested in fisting.

According to the manufacturer, the toy is “very large, quite heavy and not suited for beginners. But if you prefer larger sized toys, you’ll love it.”

Beyonce & Jay-Z
Beyonce and Jay-Z also like to keep things fresh in the bedroom, and if one can believe in sources close to them, they spend an insane amount of money on sex toys.

While they like to experiment with new and different toys, lubes, and lingerie, it’s never anything tacky or too extreme.

When you’re this famous, your vagina deserves only the best! Jay-Z proved this when he reportedly purchased a $15,000 gold plated vibrator from LELO’s Luxe collection for Beyonce’s birthday, known to be some of the most expensive & luxurious sex toys in the world.

So rest assured, from pleb to the most famous celebrity, it looks like we can all benefit from a toy in our closet. Whether they’re gold-plated or not, they have a universal purpose.

Lily Allen
Lily Allen has put her name on a sex toy, after writing about the ‘Womanizer Liberty’ being one of her favourite sex toys, and how it was in fact quite liberating the famous “sucking vibrator” company struck a deal with her to get the new ‘Lily Allen Womanizer Liberty’ to market.

Lily Allen has managed to make brand partnerships feel new again by teaming up with the adult brand ‘Womanizer’ to create her very own vibrator, the Liberty.

The announcement was well-received worldwide with adoring fans praising Lilly’s open attitude to discuss masturbation and her commitment to removing the stigma attached to women taking control of their own pleasure.

 

 

Courtesy: Lizzybliss

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Zodiac Signs Who Do Not Like Change And Can’t Handle The Unknown

Change is scary, as it throws you into unknown situations and forces you to come out of your comfort zone. You fear change and so do most of us.

Sure, it is difficult to adapt to it and it does take time to accept a life-altering change. But it is also a fact of life that change is the only constant.

Taurus (April 20 – May 20)
Taureans are too used to their daily routine and lifestyle, and get panic when change strikes. They have a meltdown in the face of a big-shift and can hardly handle their emotions.
They take time in adapting to it and gradually accept it.

Leo (July 23 – August 22)
When they get used to something, it is very difficult for them to get over it and leave it behind even for a better option. Leos can’t handle change and tend to use escapism and humour to somehow skip the harshness and novelty of it.

Libra (September 23 – October 23)
Librans have a hard time dealing with change, especially if the change requires them to come out of their comfort zone. They don’t like the idea of it and are often too scared of dealing with any kind of change.

Aquarius (January 20 – February 18)
Aquarians are open-minded and adjusting people, they like change and can adapt to it easily only when it benefits them or improves their current situation. If it contradicts their views, then they are bound to hate it and rebel against it.

 

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Is The Sex Good But The Foreplay Neh? Here’s What You Can Do

I recently had a conversation with one of my happily married friends that got me thinking.

She said, “The sex itself is really good, but I don’t look forward to it like I think I’m supposed to because the foreplay sucks (not literally)”.

While many of you might read this and feel that her statement is contradictory, it made a lot of sense. Contrary to popular belief, foreplay is not sex.

If the foreplay doesn’t feel right or isn’t any good, the intercourse will lose a lot of its appeal, if not most of it.

What is foreplay?

Foreplay is the physical and emotional connection that’s established before actual sex transpires.. It’s a chance to build up anticipation and make your love life exciting every opportunity you get, just like when you first became attracted to someone.

Remember that feeling? And the reality of it is, if you or your partner aren’t giving it your best effort, it’ll fall flat, and the spark will be gone as quick as it lit up.

But foreplay can take on many forms. It’s not about diving right into oral sex (maybe sometimes); it’s more subtle than that and shouldn’t be rushed.

Here’s a list of things that are considered foreplay:

  • A romantic date. Yes, that’s foreplay!
  • Dancing in the living room. Yup, foreplay.
  • Telling your partner why you’re attracted to them. That’s foreplay.
  • Sexting or flirting on the phone even if you’re in the same room.
  • Cuddling together
  • Kissing. When is the last time you made out without it needing to lead to sex?
  • Cooking together
  • Giving a massage
  • Orgasmic meditation. A bit out there, but still foreplay and not sex.
  • Fellatio, cunnilingus. It’s not the be-all and end-all, but yes this is very good foreplay.

While all the foreplay mentioned above might differ from what you thought of as foreplay, they all share one fundamental characteristic – they all involve spending quality time together.

It’s all about sending the right message.

A date, for example, says you want to spend time with your partner without any distractions. Cuddling shows intimacy and a need to be close to your partner.

Don’t get me wrong, foreplay can and must also be a prelude to sex, but foreplay also needs to be a standalone attraction and not only associated with sex.

Who needs foreplay?

Everyone. I speak to many people who tend to overshare their sexual desires and past experiences; my profession makes sure of this (I sell adult toys to clarify), including strangers, friends, and, unfortunately, family.

The single most memorable and consistently mentioned memory I hear is of a partner giving them oral sex without expecting anything in return afterwards – young and old alike.

So, if your foreplay is lacking, know that you deserve more and better. Let’s look at what you can do to improve that.

How can you improve foreplay?

Flirt – go back to the memory of when you first met and think about how you used to flirt. Bring a bit of that back into the relationship.

Dress sexy – make an effort to look good, even if it’s around the house.

Talk about sex or something erotic – this can be a tough one for some people, but being open about your erogenous zones or “hot spots” can open many doors. As much as a lack of communication can be a killer in a relationship, good communication can seriously improve things.

Make out – kiss without having it go to sex immediately. If you don’t know how to start this again, use your morning kiss to linger a bit longer or kiss them twice and remember to soften those lips.

Buy them a naughty gift – you should know more or less what your partner likes, and if you don’t know, ask. You can consider getting them some sexy lingerie, body candles or a sex toy they can use by themselves and together with you.

Spend time together – you don’t need to be extravagant, a date night at home with phones off works equally well as a romantic weekend away. The key here is that you devote time to each other without any distractions or interference.

Surprise your partner with something sexy – get some sexy lingerie, light up some candles, switch off the lights and open a bottle of wine. Take a nice long bath together.

I love sex as much as the next person, don’t get me wrong, but sex without foreplay is like only watching the endings of movies or only reading the last page of a book.

You need context! It’s good to shake things up now and then, irrespective if you’re in a new relationship or have been married for forty years. Foreplay is just the way to do that and so much more.

 

 

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Sagittarius Women – 4 Interesting Facts About Them

Sagittarians are people born between November 22 and December 21. They are strong, spontaneous, fierce and high on life! They are always up for an adventure and hate being confined to a routine. They have an optimistic approach to life and are always looking on the bright side of things.

About Sagittarius women, they are active and enthusiastic human beings, who like to explore new things everyday and can turn any day into an adventure.They are free-spirited and independent individuals who know how to care for themselves.

Here are four facts about Sagittarius women.

Sagittarius women are private and secretive, and don’t believe in constantly updating other people about their life events and tend to keep a low profile. They don’t get the concept of letting people know about what’s happening in their life.

Sagittarius women are go-getters when it comes to their professional life, and have a knack for enjoying what they do. They do their job with utmost sincerity and dedication and will never let their superiors down.

Sagittarius women are short-tempered, and they get irritated easily and usually, have little to no patience. They can say things they don’t mean, in anger and can drive away some of their friends because of this habit. They usually do calm down almost instantly after a fight and don’t keep grudges.

Sagittarius women are blessed with a good sense of humour. They are effortlessly charming and witty and instantly light up any room with their sarcasm! They are also deep-thinkers who are sensitive and emotional by nature and tend to use humour to hide their vulnerability.

 

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Nigeria Needs Millions Of Condoms For Its Adult Population

A new report has it that Nigeria needs additional 564 million condoms annually to adequately provide for 90 per cent of its adult population.

The report is titled ‘Condom accessibility and use in Nigeria’. It’s based on a survey produced by NOIpolls, in partnership with the National Agency for the Control of AIDS (NACA) and AIDS HealthCare Foundation (AHF).

The report which was released to mark the International Condom Day (ICD), that is observed annually on February 13 through Valentine’s Day, February 14, to promote safer sex awareness, by encouraging people to use condoms.

In a statement on Saturday, the Program Manager of AHF, Mr. Taofeek Adeleye, said a total of 1.15 billion condoms will help the country to achieve 90 per cent coverage, but only 587million condoms are currently available for usage in the country.

He stated: “The gap between current condom use, 587million, and total need, 1.15 billion, to achieve ninety per cent coverage is 564 million condoms annually.

“The condom gap shows disparity across the target populations. FSW has the lowest (10 per cent) unmet needs, with improvement among MSM (57 per cent), and individuals with multiple partners (55 per cent) Zero-discordant couples record the widest gap of 90 per cent.”

Mr. Adeleye expressed the fact that male condoms are readily available than female condoms.

We also have some females that are not even aware of female condoms. As an organisation, we are looking at issues around male and female condoms, and we are also intensifying on condom education promotion,” he added.

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Vulcanizer Arrested For Raping And Killing A 15-Year-Old Girl In Yobe

The Yobe State Police Command on Friday, 12th February, 2021,arrested a man, Sani Sale – a vulcanizer, for defiling and murdering of a 15-year-old girl in Gadaka town of Fika Local Government Area of Yobe  State.

ASP Dungus Abdulkarim, who is the command’s spokesman, made this information public in a statement he issued in Damaturu.

He said: “the incident occurred on 10th February,2021 at about 7am, when Sale, 38, lured the teenager, a bean cake seller, into his residence under the pretext of buying the cake.

“Sale assaulted, abducted and raped the victim, who was later found dead in the suspect’s residence on 11th February,2021.

“Immediately he committed the alleged crimes, Sale fled to Gombe and it was there our detectives trailed and arrested him.”

“Preliminary investigation also shows that the suspect had divorced his wife. He took advantage of her absence to perpetrate the crime,” he added.

The Officer said the case would be transferred to the state CID, Damaturu, for necessary investigation and subsequent prosecution.

According to NAN, rape cases have been on the increase lately in Gadaka town, as Faruk Mohammed was also arrested by the police on 8th February, 2021 for allegedly raping a 90-year-old woman within the area.

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A Doctor Has Disclosed How Long S3x Should Last

Have you ever imagined why the s3x scenes in a movie last longer than you thought and you wonder “Where do they get the stamina to go at it for so long?”

Well, Dr Ali, a US medical doctor, has finally set the record straight when she was asked the question: “How long should sex last?”

Dr. Ali who specialises in women’s health, has over a million TikTok followers due to her kooky, extrovert personality.

Dr. AliIn a video posted on her account, she answered the question after some research works.

She said: “The other day, I uploaded a video on how long s3x should last? There was a lot of comments on there saying it didn’t apply to same s3x couple.

“The study i shared on that video were all done on heteros3xual couples, but I found some studies on same s3x couples.

“Across the board the studies show that same s3x couples have longer s3xual experience than heteros3xual couples.”

” Ina study done in 2013, it demonstrated that women who have s3x with women have a s3xual encounters that average a time of 57 minutes. Which is significantly different that the heteros3xual couples who average 7 – 13 minutes.

The reason is that same s3x couples use oral s3x and forepl*y more frequently than heteros3xual couples,” she added.

She continued: “Longer time with forepl*y means more time to get fully aroused and ultimately increased likelihood of reaching climax.”

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Bangladesh International Children’s Film Festival 14th Edition Ends

In Bangladesh, the 14th International Children’s Film Festival has ended on Friday at National Theatre Hall of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy.

Children’s Film Society of Bangladesh has been organising the festival since 2008, to promote children’s films and encourage children in film-making.

The event which was anchored by Director of the festival Fariha Jannat Mim had in presence the State minister for information and communication technology, Zunaid Ahmed Palak, as chief guest, while Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy director, general Liaquat Ali Lucky, as special guest at the closing ceremony.

According to local media, Newage, 12 awards were won at the festival, five of which were awarded to films in Under 18 Bangladesh category namely ‘Tenor’, ‘Trikonomiti’, ‘Thonga’, ‘Puppetry’, and ‘An Interview of A Marionette’.

Local film ‘Maati’ bagged the Young Talent Award, and the Young Talent Award Special Mention went to local film ‘Lottery’.

Another local film ‘A New Normal Cinema’ bagged award in Social Competition Section, while the Best International Short Film Award went to Armenian film ‘Under the Stork’s Nest’.

The Best International Feature Film Award went to Dutch film ‘Jackie and Oopjen’, and the Best Director Award went to Ani Oganesyan.

Zunaid Ahmed Palak expressed his feeling towards the festival and said: “I feel glad and honoured to be here. I thank Children’s Film Society Bangladesh for organising this film festival in the time of COVID-19 crisis. I have been deeply impressed after witnessing the organising capacity of these children. I hope they will make films with honesty and dedication in future. They will one day make films which will win Oscars.” .

“I am grateful to Children’s Film Society Bangladesh for organising this festival. I will not forget about this festival till the last day of my life as it was held during the COVID-19 crisis. Our children have displayed their talent, potential and organising capacity by successfully pulling off this event,” said Liaquat Ali Lucky.

An animated film ‘Mujib Amar Pita’ was screened at the venue.

The 14th International Children’s Film Festival Bangladesh, began on January 30, and featured 179 films from 37 countries which are Bangladesh, India, the United States, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Philippines, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, Japan, Italy, Qatar, Iran, Australia, China, Thailand, Armenia, Bulgaria and others.

The films were screened at four different locations of Shawkat Osman Auditorium of Sufia Kamal National Public Library, Sufia Kamal Auditorium of Bangladesh National Museum, National Art Gallery Auditorium, and National Theatre Hall of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy.

This year’s edition witnessed the submission of 1,116 films from 81 countries.

The event which has the slogan ‘Future in Frames’, showcased four workshops and interactive sessions.

 

 

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Nominations For The 2021 SAG Awards Released

The nominations for the 27th Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards were released on Thursday.

The guild honours the best performing artistes in films and television shows.

The SAG Awards are one of the major awards that normally take place in the preparation for the Oscars.

This year’s edition will be held at Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles on 4th April, 2021.

Here is the list of nominations for the 27th Screen Actors Guild Awards:

MOTION PICTURES

FEMALE ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE

Amy Adams, Hillbilly Elegy

Viola Davis, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom

Vanessa Kirby, Pieces Of A Woman

Frances Mcdormand, Nomadland

Carey Mulligan, Promising Young Woman

MALE ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE

Riz Ahmed, Sound Of Metal

Chadwick Boseman, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom

Anthony Hopkins, The Father

Gary Oldman, Mank

Steven Yeun, Minari

FEMALE ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

Maria Bakalova, Borat Subsequent Moviefilm

Glenn Close, Hillbilly Elegy

Olivia Colman, The Father

Yuh-Jung Youn, Minari

Helena Zengel, News Of The World

MALE ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

Sacha Baron Cohen, The Trial Of The Chicago 7

Chadwick Boseman, Da 5 Bloods

Daniel Kaluuya, Judas And The Black Messiah

Jared Leto, The Little Things

Leslie Odom Jr., One Night In Miami

CAST IN A MOTION PICTURE

Da 5 Bloods

Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom

Minari

One Night In Miami

The Trial Of The Chicago 7

TELEVISION PROGRAMS

FEMALE ACTOR IN A TELEVISION MOVIE OR LIMITED SERIES

Cate Blanchett, Mrs. America

Michaela Coel, I May Destroy You

Nicole Kidman, The Undoing

Anya Taylor-Joy, The Queen’s Gambit

Kerry Washington, Little Fires Everywhere

MALE ACTOR IN A TELEVISION MOVIE OR LIMITED SERIES

Bill Camp, The Queen’s Gambit

Daveed Diggs, Hamilton

Hugh Grant, The Undoing

Ethan Hawke, The Good Lord Bird

Mark Ruffalo, I Know This Much Is True

FEMALE ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES

Gillian Anderson, The Crown

Olivia Colman, The Crown

Emma Corrin, The Crown

Julia Garner, Ozark

Laura Linney, Ozark

MALE ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES

Jason Bateman, Ozark

Sterling K. Brown, This Is Us

Josh O’connor, The Crown

Bob Odenkirk, Better Call Saul

Regé-Jean Page, Bridgerton

FEMALE ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES

Christina Applegate, Dead To Me

Linda Cardellini, Dead To Me

Kaley Cuoco, The Flight Attendant

Annie Murphy, Schitt’s Creek

Catherine O’hara, Schitt’s Creek

MALE ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES

Nicholas Hoult, The Great

Daniel Levy, Schitt’s Creek

Eugene Levy, Schitt’s Creek

Jason Sudeikis, Ted Lasso

Ramy Youssef, Ramy

ENSEMBLE IN A DRAMA SERIES

Better Call Saul

Bridgerton

The Crown

Lovecraft Country

Ozark

ENSEMBLE IN A COMEDY SERIES

Dead To Me

The Flight Attendant

The Great

Schitt’s Creek

Ted Lasso

Stunt Ensembles

STUNT ENSEMBLE IN A MOTION PICTURE

Da 5 Bloods

Mulan

News Of The World

The Trial Of The Chicago 7

Wonder Woman 1984

STUNT ENSEMBLE IN A COMEDY OR DRAMA SERIES

The Boys

Cobra Kai

Lovecraft Country

The Mandalorian

Westworld

 

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Nominees For The 2021 Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards Have Been Announced

The nominees for the 2021 Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards have been announced.

From the list released, Justin Bieber has been the artist with four nominations in all.

He got nominations in these four nods: favorite male artist, favorite song (“Yummy”) and two for favorite music collaboration, “Lonely” (a collabo with Benny Blanco) and “Holy” (featuring Chance the Rapper).

BlackPink, Selena Gomez, Ariana Grande, The Weeknd, Taylor Swift, BTS, Drake and Shawn Mendes all have two nominations each.

Actor and comedian, Kenan Thompson, will host the show, which is set to be aired live on, the night before the Grammy Awards, 13th March, 2021.

The show, which honours fan favorites in film, television, music, sports and more.

From today, fans can start casting their votes on Twitter and at KidsChoiceAwards.com, also on the Screens Up app on supported iPad, iPhone, and Android devices in the U.S.

Below is the full list of the nominees:

TELEVISION:

FAVORITE KIDS TV SHOW
Alexa & Katie
Are You Afraid of the Dark?
Danger Force
Henry Danger
High School Musical: The Musical: The Series
Raven’s Home

FAVORITE FAMILY TV SHOW
Black-ish
Cobra Kai
Fuller House
The Mandalorian
Stranger Things
Young Sheldon

FAVORITE REALITY SHOW
America’s Got Talent
American Idol
American Ninja Warrior Junior
LEGO Masters
The Masked Singer
The Voice

FAVORITE ANIMATED SERIES
Alvinnn!!! and the Chipmunks
The Boss Baby: Back in Business
LEGO Jurassic World: Legend of Isla Nublar
The Loud House
SpongeBob SquarePants
Teen Titans Go!

FAVORITE FEMALE TV STAR
Ella Anderson (Piper Hart, Henry Danger)
Millie Bobby Brown (Eleven, Stranger Things)
Candace Cameron Bure (D.J. Tanner-Fuller, Fuller House)
Camila Mendes (Veronica Lodge, Riverdale)
Raven-Symoné (Raven Baxter, Raven’s Home)
Sofia Wylie (Gina, High School Musical: The Musical: The Series)

FAVORITE MALE TV STAR
Iain Armitage (Sheldon Cooper, Young Sheldon)
Joshua Bassett (Ricky, High School Musical: The Musical Series)
Dylan Gilmer (Young Dylan, Tyler Perry’s Young Dylan)
Caleb McLaughlin (Lucas Sinclair, Stranger Things)
Jace Norman (Henry Hart/Kid Danger, Henry Danger and Danger Force)
Finn Wolfhard (Mike Wheeler, Stranger Things)

FILM:

FAVORITE MOVIE
Dolittle
Hamilton
Hubie Halloween
Mulan
Sonic the Hedgehog
Wonder Woman 1984

FAVORITE MOVIE ACTRESS
Millie Bobby Brown (Enola Holmes, Enola Holmes)
Gal Gadot (Diana Prince/Wonder Woman, Wonder Woman 1984)
Anne Hathaway (Grand High Witch, The Witches)
Vanessa Hudgens (Princesses, The Princess Switch: Switched Again)
Yifei Liu (Mulan, Mulan)
Melissa McCarthy (Carol Peters, Superintelligence)

FAVORITE MOVIE ACTOR
Jim Carrey (Dr. Robotnik, Sonic the Hedgehog)
Robert Downey Jr. (Dr. John Dolittle, Dolittle)
Will Ferrell (Lars Erickssong, Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga)
Lin-Manuel Miranda (Alexander Hamilton, Hamilton)
Chris Pine (Steve Trevor, Wonder Woman 1984)
Adam Sandler (Hubie Dubois, Hubie Halloween)

FAVORITE ANIMATED MOVIE
Onward
The Croods: A New Age
Phineas and Ferb the Movie: Candace Against the Universe
Trolls World Tour
Scoob!
Soul

FAVORITE VOICE FROM AN ANIMATED MOVIE
Tina Fey (22, Soul)
Jamie Foxx (Joe Gardner, Soul)
Anna Kendrick (Poppy, Trolls World Tour)
Chris Pratt (Barley Lightfoot, Onward)
Ryan Reynolds (Guy, The Croods: A New Age)
Emma Stone (Eep, The Croods: A New Age)
Justin Timberlake (Branch, Trolls World Tour)

MUSIC:

FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST
Ariana Grande
Beyoncé
Billie Eilish
Katy Perry
Selena Gomez
Taylor Swift

FAVORITE MALE ARTIST
Drake
Harry Styles
Justin Bieber
Post Malone
Shawn Mendes
The Weeknd

FAVORITE MUSIC GROUP
Black Eyed Peas
BLACKPINK
BTS
Jonas Brothers
Maroon 5
OneRepublic

FAVORITE MUSIC COLLABORATION
“Be Kind” – Marshmello & Halsey
“Holy” – Justin Bieber ft. Chance the Rapper
“Ice Cream” – BLACKPINK & Selena Gomez
“Lonely” – Justin Bieber & benny blanco
“Rain on Me” – Lady Gaga & Ariana Grande
“Stuck with U” – Ariana Grande & Justin Bieber

FAVORITE SONG
“Blinding Lights” by the Weeknd
“Cardigan” by Taylor Swift
“Dynamite” by BTS
“Toosie Slide” by Drake
“Wonder” by Shawn Mendes
“Yummy” by Justin Bieber

FAVORITE GLOBAL MUSIC STAR
BTS (Asia)
Savannah Clarke (Australia)
David Guetta (Europe)
Master KG (Africa)
Taylor Swift (North America)
Sebastián Yatra (Latin America)

OTHER CATEGORIES:

FAVORITE FEMALE SOCIAL STAR
Emma Chamberlain
Charli D’Amelio
GamerGirl
Addison Rae
JoJo Siwa
Maddie Ziegler

FAVORITE MALE SOCIAL STAR
James Charles
Jason Derulo
David Dobrik
MrBeast
Ninja
Ryan’s World

FAVORITE FEMALE SPORTS STAR
Simone Biles
Alex Morgan
Naomi Osaka
Candace Parker
Megan Rapinoe
Serena Williams

FAVORITE MALE SPORTS STAR
Tom Brady
Stephen Curry
LeBron James
Patrick Mahomes
Lionel Messi
Russell Wilson

FAVORITE VIDEO GAME
Among Us
Animal Crossing: New Horizons
Fortnite
Minecraft
Pokémon GO
Roblox

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Son Kills Father With A Knife

A 16-year-old form four student has been arrested in Kenya for hacking his father to death.

It was gathered that argument started between the father and his son after the father caught the son with girls in his house despite being scolded of it by his father.

The boy was said to have attacked his father with a knife, and killed him by inflicting injuries on his head.

The boy tried to escape from the scene, but was unlucky as he was captured by the neighbours who chased him.

The area Assistant Chief who confirmed the incident called on parents to handle family issues with utmost care.

 

 

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Five Mistakes To Avoid In A Relationship

Being in a relationship is something soothing and interesting especially when the love birds are really in love.

Apparently, it could turn out to be worst moment in once’s life based on the type of person you’re in a relationship with.

Relationship could be complicated as assumed by some, and which may not be far from the reality, but the success of the relationship depends on both parties attitudes towards it.

We all make mistakes but in relationship, there are some mistakes that could ruin a relationship especially if commitment and trust are no where in it.

Avoid these mistakes in your relationship

Pretence
One of the worst mistakes in a relationship is for you to pretend to be what you’re not. Your pretence can mislead your partner to take you for what you’re not.
Somebody that’s in love with you, of course, wants to see the real you and not the fake you. Any relationship built on lies is bound to fail.
In relationship, you can’t be a liar and be impressive, maybe for awhile, but with time when the truth prevails you will have your face to hide.

Reflect on Past
One thing you need to do to make a successful relationship is to forget your past. Reflecting on your past most time or all the times could create a wound for your present relationship. Your past is gone, so let go and move on.
No doubt, it may help you in some ways, but you need not to bring up anything about your past relationship.
Like nobody will love to hear about how you broke up with your ex or your ex used to do this or that.
Talking about your past or doing comparison with your past could ruin your relationship, and could put off your partner.

Possession
Don’t be too possessed in your relationship. Possession could destroy your relationship, and turns you to be a disturbing person. You can’t be possessed and trust your partner. What are you looking for when you snoop through your partner’s phone? or how do you comport yourself if your partner fails to show up or late to an event. Your possession could be seen as jealousness, and soon you will become a problem for your partner.

Cheating
Majorly, it could be that you consummate with somebody mistakenly or intentionally, but it talks more about your attitude towards the relationship. Cheating by flirting around is a stone on a relationship glass, which could be hard to resolve. Doing what’s not right behind your partner could bring mistrust into a relationship, and where’s the respect if you devote your attention to someone else instead of your partner.

Conservative
When you’re too conservative, you ruin many things without your knowledge, because you’re not willing to give, so you can’t take either. A situation whereby you are too conservative in a relationship without speaking out then many things could go wrong that will destroy the relationship. I’m not saying you should nag at every situation, you need to talk it out with your partner when things go wrong.

 

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Crocodile Attacked And Killed A Pregnant Woman In Rarieda, Kenya

A pregnant woman was on Saturday evening attacked and killed by a crocodile at the Lake Victoria, Kowang’e beach in Rarieda sub-county in Kenya.

The woman named Judith Akinyi Orwa, was attacked by the crocodile as she was fetching water at the shores of Lake Victoria.

“The crocodile mauled her before running with her into the lake,” said Mr. Hesbon Okelo Adhola, Chairman of Kowang’e Beach Management Unit (BMU).

According to a local media, Radio Ramogi, the 32-year-old fish monger’s body was recovered under some papyrus reeds by local fishermen and other community members after several hours of searching.

The chairman of BMU condemned the rampant cases of crocodile attacks in the area, and appealed to the Kenya Wildlife Service to intervene so as to end the incessant attack on human by the wildlife.

Her body has been deposited at the St. Mary’s Lwak Mission Hospital mortuary.

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Beyoncé Reveals Her Latest Collection With Ivy Park & Adidas

Beyoncé is back with another collectibles from Ivy Park and Adidas.

She just revealed that she will soon be releasing another collection from her brand nicknamed ‘Icy Park’ in partnership with the sportswear giant, Ivy Part and Adidas.

Beyoncé posed in a magenta leggings and a matching long-sleeve crop top, as she poses by an Ivy Park-customized truck.

In the second shot, Beyoncé posed on a ski lift wearing a white fitted bodysuit, matching leggings, platform sneakers, elbow-length mittens, and a floppy fur ski hat.

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Bella Thorne New Cuban Necklace From Avi Davidov

Bella Thorne just acquired a shiny diamond necklace worth one hundred dollars.

The one-time Disney star got the necklace from Avi Davidov of Pristine Jewelers at the start of the new year.

It was gathered Bella dropped close to six figures for the 55 carats and 7 green stones, and it took Avi Davidov around 3 weeks to produce it.

Avi Davidov has been producing expensive jewelries for top celebrities.

Avi Davidov is behind the production of Cardi B’s 7-figure diamond ring, and Travis Scott‘s watch at the Super Bowl.

The Bella Thorne’s necklace is the first of its kind from Avi Davidov.

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A 28-year-old Teacher Found Dead In His Room In Ghana

In Ghana, a 28-year-old teacher at a Senior Secondary School (OBOSS) in Koforidua, Kofi Ofori Boadi, was found dead in his room at Betom, a suburb in the New Juaben South Municipality.

The teacher’s aunty, Ama Bruwah, a 54-year-old trader, said on Wednesday she went to pay him a visit at his place around 5pm, but observed that his room was locked and there was a strong odour coming out from the room with flies hovering all over the window.

She stated that she called the attention of the police and his co-tenants who forcibly opened the room and the teacher was found lying flat and bare-chested on a mattress on the ground.

The teacher was rushed to the St. Joseph’s Hospital, where he was confirmed dead.

Madam Bruwah explained that the deceased had epilepsy, and it was observed that his body was in a swollen state with blood dripping from his mouth.

According to a local media, GNA, Police Sergeant Francis Gomado, Acting Public Relations Officer of the Eastern Regional Police Command, confirmed the story and said that the body had been deposited at the St. Joseph’s Hospital pending further action.

GNA said that the deceased was recruited by their Agency during the coverage of the 2020 general elections as a volunteer at the Suhum constituency.

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GLAAD Nominees For The 32nd Annual GLAAD Media Awards Announced

The 32nd Annual GLAAD Media Awards will honour media for fair, accurate, and inclusive representations of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) people and issues.

GLAAD Media Awards have grown to be the most visible annual LGBTQ awards show in the world since its inception in 1990, sending powerful messages of acceptance to audiences globally.

The nominees were announced via live-stream on GLAAD’s TikTok page by Josie Totah (Peacock’s Saved By The Bell), D.J. ‘Shangela’ Pierce (HBO’s We’re Here), and actor Jonathan Bennett (The Hallmark Channel’s The Christmas House).

The event is scheduled to take place in April, 2021 through virtual and the Award recipients will be announced during a virtual ceremony same day.

GLAAD announced 198 nominees in 28 categories, including two new categories: Outstanding Children’s Programming and Outstanding Breakthrough Music Artist. As LGBTQ representation continues to grow in Kids & Family programming, the new Outstanding Children’s Programming category recognizes television programs created for younger children that showcase LGBTQ people and families.

The new Outstanding Breakthrough Music Artist recognizes LGBTQ artists who have achieved a breakthrough in the music industry during the eligibility period and whose songs, music videos, or live performances have made a significant impact on LGBTQ visibility and acceptance. This year, several categories increased from five to ten worthy nominees to recognize expanding levels of diverse LGBTQ representation across several media genres.

“During an unprecedented year of crises and isolation, the nominees for the 32nd Annual GLAAD Media Awards reached LGBTQ people with powerful stories and inspired countless others around the world with bold looks at LGBTQ people and issues,” said GLAAD President & CEO Sarah Kate Ellis.

As GLAAD continues to lead the fight for LGBTQ acceptance, this year’s nominees remind us that even in times of political and cultural division, diverse LGBTQ representation and visibility can enlighten, entertain, and create lasting change,” she added.

Previously announced 2020 honors for Taylor Swift, Janet Mock, Ryan Murphy, and Judith Light will be handed out at a separate date.

 

NOMINEES FOR THE 32ND ANNUAL GLAAD MEDIA AWARDS
ENGLISH-LANGUAGE CATEGORIES

Outstanding Film – Wide Release
The Craft: Legacy (Sony Pictures)
Happiest Season (Hulu)
Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom (Netflix)
The Old Guard (Netflix)
The Prom (Netflix)

Outstanding Film – Limited Release
Ammonite (NEON)
And Then We Danced (Music Box Films)
The Boys in the Band (Netflix)
The Half of It (Netflix)
I Carry You With Me (Sony Pictures Classics)
Kajillionaire (Focus Features)
The Life Ahead (Netflix)
Lingua Franca (ARRAY/Netflix)
Monsoon (Strand Releasing)
The True Adventures of Wolfboy (Vertical Entertainment)

Outstanding Documentary
Circus of Books (Netflix)
Disclosure (Netflix)
Equal (HBO Max)
For They Know Not What They Do (First Run Features)
Howard (Disney+)
Mucho Mucho Amor (Netflix)
Scream, Queen: My Nightmare on Elm Street (Virgil FIlms/Shudder)
Visible: Out on Television (Apple TV+)
We Are The Radical Monarchs (PBS POV)
Welcome to Chechnya (HBO)

Outstanding Comedy Series
Big Mouth (Netflix)
Dead to Me (Netflix)
Everything’s Gonna Be Okay (Freeform)
Harley Quinn (HBO Max)
Love, Victor (Hulu)
Saved by the Bell (Peacock)
Schitt’s Creek (Pop)
Sex Education (Netflix)
Superstore (NBC)
Twenties (BET)

Outstanding Drama Series
9-1-1: Lone Star (FOX)
Killing Eve (BBC America)
P-Valley (Starz)
Ratched (Netflix)
Star Trek: Discovery (CBS All Access)
Supergirl (The CW)
The Umbrella Academy (Netflix)
Vida (Starz)
The Wilds (Amazon)
Wynonna Earp (Syfy)

Outstanding TV Movie
Alice Júnior (Netflix)
Bad Education (HBO)
The Christmas House (Hallmark Channel)
The Christmas Setup (Lifetime)
Dashing in December (Paramount Network)
La Leyenda Negra (HBO Latino/HBO Max)
The Thing About Harry (Freeform)
Uncle Frank (Amazon Studios)
Unpregnant (HBO Max)
Your Name Engraved Herein (Netflix)

Outstanding Limited or Anthology Series
Dispatches from Elsewhere (AMC)
The Haunting of Bly Manor (Netflix)
Hollywood (Netflix)
I May Destroy You (HBO)
Little Fires Everywhere (Hulu)

Outstanding Reality Program
Deaf U (Netflix)
Legendary (HBO Max)
Queer Eye (Netflix)
RuPaul’s Drag Race (VH1)
We’re Here (HBO)

Outstanding Children’s Programming
“Challenge of the Senior Junior Woodchucks!” DuckTales (Disney XD)
“Dogbot” Clifford The Big Red Dog (PBS)
“Nancy Plays Dress Up” Fancy Nancy (Disney Junior)
The Not-Too-Late Show with Elmo (HBO Max)
Summer Camp Island (HBO Max)

Outstanding Kids & Family Programming
Craig of the Creek (Cartoon Network)
Diary of a Future President (Disney+)
First Day (Hulu)
Kipo and The Age of the Wonderbeasts (Dreamworks Animation/Netflix)
The Loud House (Nickelodeon)
“Mary Anne Saves the Day” The Baby-Sitters Club (Netflix)
“Obsidian” Adventure Time: Distant Lands (HBO Max)
The Owl House (Disney Channel)
She-Ra & The Princesses of Power (Dreamworks Animation/Netflix)
Steven Universe (Cartoon Network)

Outstanding Music Artist
Adam Lambert, Velvet (More Is More/Empire)
Brandy Clark, Your Life Is a Record (Warner Records)
Halsey, Manic (Capitol)
Kehlani, It Was Good Until It Wasn’t (Atlantic)
Lady Gaga, Chromatica (Streamline/Interscope)
Miley Cyrus, Plastic Hearts (RCA)
Pabllo Vittar, 111 (BMT/Sony Music Brasil)
Peppermint, A Girl Like Me: Letters to My Lovers (Producer Entertainment Group)
Ricky Martin, Pausa (Sony Latin)
Sam Smith, Love Goes (Capitol)

Outstanding Breakthrough Music Artist
Arca, KiCk i (XL)
Chika, Industry Games (Warner Records)
FLETCHER, The (S)ex Tapes (Capitol)
Keiynan Lonsdale, Rainbow Boy (Keiynan Lonsdale)
Kidd Kenn, Child’s Play (Island Records)
Orville Peck, Show Pony (Columbia/Sub Pop)
Phoebe Bridgers, Punisher (Dead Oceans)
Rina Sawayama, Sawayama (Dirty Hit/Avex Trax)
Trixie Mattel, Barbara (Producer Entertainment Group/ATO Records)
Victoria Monét, Jaguar (Tribe Records)

Outstanding Video Game
Assassin’s Creed Valhalla (Ubisoft)
Borderlands 3: Guns, Love, and Tentacles (2K Games)
Bugsnax (Young Horses)
Hades (Supergiant Games)
If Found… (Annapurna Interactive)
Ikenfell (Humble Games)
Immortals Fenyx Rising (Ubisoft)
The Last of Us Part II (Sony Interactive Entertainment)
Tell Me Why (Xbox Game Studios)
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands (Blizzard Entertainment)

Outstanding Comic Book
Empyre, Lords of Empyre: Emperor Hulkling, Empyre: Aftermath Avengers, written by Al Ewing, Dan Slott, Chip Zdarsky, Anthony Oliveira (Marvel Comics)
Far Sector, written by N.K. Jemisin (DC Comics)
Guardians of the Galaxy, written by Al Ewing (Marvel Comics)
Juliet Takes a Breath, written by Gabby Rivera (BOOM! Studios)
Lois Lane, written by Greg Rucka (DC Comics)
The Magic Fish, written by Trung Le Nguyen (Random House Graphic)
Suicide Squad, written by Tom Taylor (DC Comics)
Wynd, written by James Tynion IV (BOOM! Studios)
X-Factor, written by Leah Williams (Marvel Comics)
You Brought Me the Ocean, written by Alex Sanchez (DC Comics)

Outstanding Variety or Talk Show Episode
“Andy Cohen Calls for Change So He Can Donate His Plasma” Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen (Bravo)
“Black Trans Lives Matter” Full Frontal with Samantha Bee (TBS)
“Emily’s Coming Out Story” Red Table Talk: The Estefans (Facebook Watch)
“Laverne Cox – Exploring Trans Representation with ‘Disclosure’” The Daily Show with Trevor Noah (Comedy Central)
“Lilly Responds to Comments About Her Sexuality” A Little Late With Lilly Singh (NBC)

Outstanding TV Journalism Segment
“Black Trans Activists on Being the ‘Blueprint for the Struggle for Black Freedom’” MSNBC Live with Hallie Jackson (MSNBC)
“Dwyane Wade One-On-One: Basketball Legend Opens Up About Supporting Transgender Daughter” Good Morning America (ABC)
“Faith, Foster Care and LGBTQ Rights Collide in Supreme Court” ABC News Prime (ABC News Live)
“One-on-One with Transportation Secretary Nominee Pete Buttigieg” State of the Union (CNN)
“Trans and Non-Binary People Face Voting Barriers Ahead of 2020 Election” (CBSN)

Outstanding TV Journalism – Long-Form
“ABC News Joe Biden Town Hall” (ABC)
“The Deciders” (CBS)
“Pride and Protest: Being Black and Queer in America in 2020” (NBC News NOW)
“Pride on ABC News Live: The Landmark Decision” (ABC News Live)
“Prideland” (PBS)

Outstanding Print Article
“20 LGBTQ+ People Working to Save Lives on the Frontline” by Diane Anderson-Minshall, David Artavia, Tracy Gilchrist, Desiree Guerrero, Jeffrey Masters, Donald Padgett, and Daniel Reynolds (The Advocate)
“The AIDS Quilt Marches Home” by Jason Sheeler (People)
“As Homeless Shelters Brace for Funding Cuts, LGBTQ Youths Take Desperate Measures to Get By” by Samantha Schmidt (The Washington Post)
“Delaware’s Sarah McBride Makes History as the Nation’s First Openly Transgender State Senator” by Meg Ryan (Delaware Today)
“How a March for Black Trans Lives Became a Huge Event” by Anushka Patil (The New York Times)
“It’s Time for a New Tipping Point for Transgender Folks in Hollywood” by Tre’vell Anderson (Out)
“LGBTQ Americans Are Getting Coronavirus, Losing Jobs. Anti-Gay Bias is Making it Worse for Them.” by Petruce Jean-Charles (USA Today)
“Lutheran High School Athletic Trainer, Coach Says She Was Fired for Being Gay” by Arika Herron (The Indianapolis Star)
“States Won’t Collect LGBTQ Data on COVID-19 — and Advocates Aren’t Happy” by Chris Johnson (Washington Blade)
“Why Billy Porter is a National Treasure” by Tre’vell Anderson (Essence)

Outstanding Magazine Overall Coverage
The Advocate
Billboard
People
Plus
Variety

Outstanding Online Journalism Article
“The Battle Over Title IX and Who Gets to be a Woman in Sports: Inside the Raging National Debate” by Katie Barnes (espnW.com)
“Gay Men Speak Out After Being Turned Away from Donating Blood During Coronavirus Pandemic: ‘We are Turning Away Perfectly Healthy Donors’” by Tony Morrison and Joel Lyons (GoodMorningAmerica.com)
“Here’s how Reggie Greer Takes on LGBTQ Outreach for Joe Biden in this ‘Very Personal’ Election” by John Gallagher (LGBTQNation.com)
“No Medicine, No Food: Coronavirus Restrictions Amplify Health Risks to LGBT+ People with HIV” by Nita Bhalla and Oscar Lopez (Openlynews.com)
“An Oral History of Fashion’s Response to the AIDS Epidemic” [series] by Phillip Picardi (VOGUE.com)
“Queer Spaces Project” [series] by Nico Lang, Samantha Allen, Marke B., Matt Baume, Steven Blum, Alexander Cheves, Devlyn Camp, Michael Cuby, James Factora, KC Hoard, Sophie Hurwitz, Michelle Kim, and Daniel Villareal (them.us)
“Trans Athletes’ Fight for Inclusion in World Rugby” [series] by Dawn Ennis, Alex Reimer, Karleigh Webb, and Cyd Zeigler (Outsports.com)
“Trans Freedom Fighters” [series] by Sam Levin (TheGuardian.com)
“Trans, Imprisoned — and Trapped” by Kate Sosin (NBCNews.com)
“‘You Don’t Belong Here’: In Poland’s ‘LGBT-Free Zones’ Existing is an Act of Defiance” by Ivana Kottasová and Rob Picheta (CNN.com)

Outstanding Online Journalism – Video or Multimedia
“A Closer Look: Transgender in Kashmir” by Robert Leslie (Business Insider)
“I’m an Immigrant Fighting for Queer Rights and Racial Justice” by Abigail E. Disney, Catherine King, Maria Nunez, Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy, Patty Quillin, Julie Parker Benello, Susan Sherrerd, and Lynda Weinman (Refinery29)
“Stop Killing Us: Black Transgender Women’s Lived Experiences” by Talibah Newman Ometu, Thomas Blount, Juliana Schatz Preston, and Mariah Dupont (Complex World)
“They Will See You: LGBTQ+ Visibility in Advertising” by Brent Miller, Otto Bell, and Jordan Shavarebi (Great Big Story)
“Why LGBTQ Rights Hinge on the Definition of ‘Sex’” by Laura Bult, Ranjani Chakraborty, Melissa Hirsch, and Sidnee King (Vox)

Outstanding Blog
Gays With Kids
JoeMyGod
Pittsburgh Lesbian Correspondents
The Reckoning
TransGriot

Special Recognition
After Forever (Amazon)
Deadline’s New Hollywood Podcast
Happiest Season Soundtrack (Facet/Warner Records)
Noah’s Arc: The ‘Rona Chronicles (Patrik Ian-Polk Entertainment)
Out (Pixar/Disney+)
Razor Tongue (YouTube)
“The Son” Little America (Apple TV+)

 

NOMINEES FOR THE 32ND ANNUAL GLAAD MEDIA AWARDS
SPANISH-LANGUAGE CATEGORIES

Outstanding Spanish-Language Scripted Television Series
Ana (Amazon/Comedy Central/Pantaya)
Élite (Netflix)
#Luimelia (Atresplayer Premium)
Someone Has to Die (Netflix)
Veneno (HBO Max)

Outstanding Spanish-Language TV Journalism
“Decisión de la Corte Suprema Para Comunidad LGBTQ” Un Nuevo Día (Telemundo)
“La Hermana de Aleyda Ortiz Narra Cómo Salió del Clóset y Cómo se lo Comunicó a su Familia” Despierta América (Univision)
“Proyecto ser Humano: La Terapia del Engaño” Camilo (CNN en Español)
“Refugio para Pacientes de COVID-19 y Comunidad LGBTI en México” Un Nuevo Día (Telemundo)
“Sanación Milagrosa” Despierta América (Univision)

Outstanding Spanish-Language Online Journalism Article
“El Brutal Asesinato de una Mujer Transgénero Conmociona a Puerto Rico y Renueva una Conversación Sobre la Transfobia” por Harmeet Kaur y Rafy Rivera (CNNEspañol.com)
“Desapareció en México, Solo se Hallaron sus Restos: La Historia de la Doctora María Elizabeth Montaño y su Importancia para la Comunidad Trans” por Albinson Linares y Marina E. Franco (Telemundo.com)
“Entrevistas para el mes del Orgullo LGBT+” por Paula Velasco, Aurora Villaseñor, y Sofía Viramontes (Gatopardo.com)
“Elliot Page y el Dilema Social del Género” por Marcos Billy Guzmán (ElNuevoDía.com)
“La Historia de un Amor Moderno” por María Torres Clausell (Quién.com)

Outstanding Spanish-Language Online Journalism – Video or Multimedia
“Abril Zamora: Sin Filtros” (Elle España)
“Ciudad de México Prohibe las ‘Terapias’ Contra la Homosexualidad” por Elías Camhaji, Jonás Cortés, y Rodrigo Floriano (El País)
“La Liga Deportiva de la Diversidad” por Lucía Anaya (VICE en Español)
“Mujeres LGBT+ en México: Ari Vera” (Homosensual)
“Soy Trans: El Camino a un Nuevo Despertar” por Sarah Moreno, Esther Piccolino, y José Sepúlveda (El Nuevo Herald)

Special Recognition (Spanish-Language)
Jesse & Joy, “Love (Es Nuestro Idioma)”

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Prisoners Of The Ghostland To Be Premiered Jan. 31

Prisoners Of The Ghostland, a classic film which will be premiered at the Sundance Film Festival on the 31st January, 2021.

The movie is directed by the famous Japanese director, Sion Sono, being his first English language film. Production is by Reza Sixo Safai while XYZ Films is the production company.

The film major star is Nicholas Cage, others are Sofia Boutella, Nick Cassavetes, Bill Moseley, Aaron Hendry, Ed Skrein, Teresa Ruiz and Imogem Poots.

The action thriller movie is all about a notorious criminal that must break an evil curse in order to rescue an abducted girl who has mysteriously disappeared.

Cage plays a bank robber who is freed from jail by Bill Moseley’s, wealthy warlord ‘The Governor’, so that he can try and locate the latter’s missing adopted granddaughter Bernice, played by Kingsman actress Sofia Boutella.

“Bernice lost her mother when she was a child and she was adopted by The Governor. The Governor got the Hero out of the prison, and he’s supposed to go and save the governor’s granddaughter. If his mission is completed, he’s supposed to be free, and he can walk away.

“The catch for Cage’s character? He is strapped into a leather suit that will self-destruct after five days unless he returns with Bernice. Also: “There are samurais, there are ninjas, and ghosts are part of the story as well,” said Sono.

Sono added: “The cast boasts a Face/Off reunion thanks to the presence of Nick Cassavetes, who played an associate of Cage’s villainous Castor Troy in John Woo’s 1997 body-swap action movie. “Nick Cassavetes’ character used to be a partner with the hero for things like bank robberies.

“They are notorious characters in the past. During one of the bank robberies, Nick Cassavetes’ character got caught and the hero run away. So, the character has a feeling against the hero.”

Initially, Sono had the intention of shooting the movie in Mexico but could not due to health problems.

I had a heart attack before we went into the shooting,” said Sono

I was living in Tokyo and Nicolas Cage himself suggested, ‘Why don’t we shoot in Japan instead?’ That gave a lot of essence to the east-meets-west stuff. That became quite different and super-interesting,” Sono explained.

Sono expressed that working with Cage is a joyous thing as he’s the easiest person to work with.

He is literally the easiest person to work with in the world, in my opinion,” said Sono.

He never acts like a star at all. He tried everything he can to make this movie great for Sion. He did everything for Sion. I actually feel fantastic. Great. Just so you know, I text with Nicholas on a daily basis and we share this happiness that the movie is showing at Sundance,” Sono expressed.

Prisoners of the Ghostland coming to the cinemas.

 

 

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Cannes Film Festival Confirms 6-17 July As New Dates For 2021 Edition

The International Film Festival, known in English as the Cannes Film Festival, has announced new dates for this year’s event. The decision for the new dates was taken at a board meeting on Tuesday.

The festival is an annual film festival held in Cannes, France, which previews new films of all genres, including documentaries, from around the world.

The event which was earlier scheduled to hold on 11th -12th May has been postponed and confirmed to take place from Tuesday, 6th July, to Saturday, 17th July, 2021.

The shift was due to the fact that France is on the verge of a new lockdown in order to cope with the second wave of Covid-19.

The 2020 Cannes Film Festival was canceled due to the health crisis that hit the world, but organizers are doing everything possible to avoid such scenario in 2021 amidst the second wave of the Covid-19.
It was gathered that if the July dates don’t work out, then the end of August is being considered as a back-up, which may be a problem because of the closeness of the Venice Film Festival, scheduled to hold from 1st – 11th September, 2021.

Spike Lee, that was named as the president of the jury for the Cannes 2020 edition in January 2020, which was never held will remain as president of the jury for the 2021 edition.

This year edition of the festival will be in the summer, and as expected prices of hotels and accommodations will be on the high side.

According to Variety, a hotel owner disclosed that hotels will be willing to make reasonable adjustment in their prices since the pandemic has threatened their businesses and may take hotel reservations without a deposit.

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Police Arrested A Man For Killing His Wife And Son In Anambra

The Anambra Police Command have announced the arrested of a criminal, Chukwuemeka Obijofa, of Ofufe Nza village in Ekwusigo LGA of the State.

The 28-year-old criminal was arrested by officers of the Ozubulu Police Station, for allegedly attacking and killing his wife and son.

Chukwuemeka Obijofa, who is said to have mental problem, attacked his 26-year-old wife, Mrs. Chisom Chukwuemeka and a 4-year-old son, Amanda Chukwuemeka, over a yet to be ascertained circumstance.

In statement by the police, Obijiofor killed his wife and son by hitting them on their heads with a shovel.

Also, an innocent vigilante was attacked by Chukwuemeka Obijofa with the shovel for meddling and trying to rescue the victims.

The police said that the victims were rushed to a hospital in Ozubulu for medical attention, but they were certified to be dead on arrival by the medical expect on duty.

The police source stated that the he wounded vigilante is responding to treatment, while the corpses of the victims have been deposited at the mortuary for examination.

The Commissioner of Police in the State, CP John B. Abang, has directed the DPO to transfer the case to the State CID, Awka, for thorough investigation to unravel the actual cause of the incident.

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See What A Lady Did After Getting A Car As Gift From Her Partner

The lady named Nomangesi Khende from South Africa got a big surprise of her life today as she received a car as a gift from her partner.

The lady who took to Instagram to celebrate his partner and voiced out reaction to the gift she just received.

She said: “I am in awe! This man goes above and beyond to make me happy and make my life easy.

“I cannot begin to explain how ridiculously blessed I am to have him as a partner, and no words would ever be enough to express my gratitude! I love you so much.”

“Thank you so much baby, omg!” – she exclaimed

Her happiness is very clear from the display in the clip.

Congratulations!

 

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Man Stabbed Parents To Death In Kenya

A man has been arrested by the police in Makueni in connection with stabbing his parents to death at their home in Kwa Mulu village, Makueni County, Kenya.

The incident which happened on Wednesday morning and as confirmed by the Makueni Police Command spokesperson, Joseph Ole Napeiyan, that an 100-year-old man and his 96-year-old wife were stabbed to death with a knife.

The police command added that the suspect tried to commit suicide so as to evade prosecution but was rescued and taken to a District Hospital for psychiatric treatment.

The deceased bodies have been deposited at the hospital’s mortuary section.

However, police command assured that the suspect will be prosecuted accordingly.

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Larry King, The Ace Interviewer, Passes On At 87

The iconic broacaster Larry King

The iconic broacaster Larry KingThe veteran broadcaster and ace interviewer, Larry King, is dead at the age of 87 years.

Larry King whose career spanned more than six decades in journalism died at the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.

He was earlier hospitalized at the same hospital of Covid-19, where he later died but it’s not been confirmed if he died of the virus.

The news of his death was announced by Ora Media on Saturday on his social handle.

The Ora Media wrote: “For 63 years and across the platforms of radio, television and digital media, Larry’s many thousands of interviews, awards, and global acclaim stand as a testament to his unique and lasting talent as a broadcaster.”

Additionally, while it was his name appearing in the shows’ titles, Larry always viewed his interview subjects as the true stars of his programs, and himself as merely an unbiased conduit between the guest and audience. Whether he was interviewing a U.S. president, foreign leader, celebrity, scandal-ridden personage, or an everyman, Larry liked to ask short, direct, and uncomplicated questions. He believed considered questions usually provided the best answers and he was not wrong in that belief.”– the statement read.

King hosted “Larry King Live” on CNN for over 25 years, interviewing presidential candidates, celebrities, athletes, movie stars and everyday people. He retired in 2010 after taping more than 6,000 episodes of the show.

CNN President Jeff Zucker responded to news of Larry’s death and said: “The scrappy young man from Brooklyn had a history-making career spanning radio and television. His curiosity about the world propelled his award-winning career in broadcasting, but it was his generosity of spirit that drew the world to him. We are so proud of the 25 years he spent with CNN, where his newsmaker interviews truly put the network on the international stage. From our CNN family to Larry’s, we send our thoughts and prayers, and a promise to carry on his curiosity for the world in our work.”

King battled a number of health issues, from suffering several heart attacks to lung cancer then lately Covid-19. In 1987, he underwent quintuple bypass surgery on his heart, which inspired him to establish the Larry King Cardiac Foundation to provide assistance to those without insurance for heart related problems.

In 2017, King was diagnosed with lung cancer and successfully underwent surgery to treat it, and in 2019 he underwent a treatment for angina.

Born Lawrence Harvey Zeiger on November 19, 1933, in Brooklyn, New York, King two Jewish immigrants – His mother, Jennie (Gitlitz) Zeiger, was from Lithuania, while his father, Edward Zeiger, hailed from Ukraine.

His father died of a heart attack when King was 10, while his mother, Jennie Zeiger, was forced to go on welfare to support her children after being left to raise King and his younger brother, Marty, alone.

Though, he grew up as a fan of baseball but his career in media started in 1957, when he took a job as a disc jockey at WAHR-AM in Miami. It was then that he made the decision to change his surname when his boss told him that his surname was too ethnic and people won’t remember it.

In his autobiography, King wrote: “There was no time to think about whether this was good or bad or what my mother would say. I was going on the air in five minutes.

“The Miami Herald was spread out on his desk. Face-up was a full-page ad for King’s Wholesale Liquors. The general manager looked down and said, ‘King! How about Larry King?'”

So, Larry King emerged on that day and later got a deal with CNN in 1985 where his show “Larry King Live” was premiered on CNN.

This marked the beginning of an era of a long and storied run that included a number of high-profile interviews. Throughout the show more than two decades on air, it was routinely CNN’s most-watched program, and King was arguably the network’s biggest star.

King left CNN in 2011, in a move referred to as retirement. But he kept on working until his death, hosting “Larry King Now,” a program that aired on Ora TV, Hulu and RT America.

King, who never wanted the interview to end, said. “I just love what I do, I love asking questions, I love doing the interviews.”

King suffered many failed marriages and lost some children while he was alive.

King will be remembered for his contributions in journalism and hosting one of the world-best interview show.

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Kenyans Have Been Warned Against Wrong Use Of Sexual Performance Enhancer

The Pharmaceutical Society of Kenya have warned Kenyans with indiscriminate use of sexual performance enhancing drugs.

The society stated that the drugs, locally known as the ‘blue pill’ could lead to severe side effects like lose of vision and heart failure if used wrongly and without prescription from a qualified medical practitioner .

A local media platform, Citizen TV, who went round the city, observed that at least four of such drugs were available in the market in different brand names such as Viagra, Strendra, Cialis and Levitra.

The drugs are in various doses such as 25mg, 50mg and 100mg which are taken at least an hour before the engagement, and a person may only take one pill once daily.

According to medical expert in the country, the drugs are effective up to 70% for men who have issues with erectile dysfunction, but the drug has to be used with prescription from a medical expert, and the warning from the pharmaceutical society on the increased misuse of the drugs is worthy of note.

The society in their statement clearly explained that the wrong usage of the drugs could lead to many side effects like nose bleeding, insomnia and even serious ones like lose of vision and heart complications.

While some people may experience dizziness, headaches, prolonged erection, compromised breathing or even death

The citizens of the country have been advised to consult their doctors if they experience any of the symptoms in the use of the blue pill so as to save their lives.

It was gathered that both old and younger men are now using the blue pills for pleasure, without considering the deadly consequences when not prescribed.

According to medical experts, the younger ones may experience priapism – persistent erection , with the older men losing their lives if the pills react negatively with their underlying diseases or medications.

Some men may become addicted to the drug due to continuous usage and making them to depend on the drug for erection before intercourse, which may eventually lead to erectile dysfunction in such men.

The country’s Pharmacy and Poisons Board in the Ministry of Health said that it’s illegal to sell these drugs without prescriptions.

They should be male above 18 and should have a diagnosis of erectile dysfunction from a medical practitioner…for all drugs approved by pharmacy board they should only be sold by prescription,” the board’s Pamela Nambwa told Citizen TV.

 

 

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