Tuesday, 27 June 2017
After several months of snipping at each other on social media, the traditional marriage, of Nollywood actress Tonto Dikeh and her estranged husband Olakunle Churchhill has now been annulled, with Churchill formally receiving back the money paid as her bride price. The couple got married in 2015 and are parents of a son, Andre.
The drama between Tonto and Churchill has been the topic of much discussion on social media, with supporters on both sides.
Emma Stone and Steve Carrell play tennis stars Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs in another movie reenactment of the epic 1973 tennis match in Battle of The Sexes, which the much publicised exhibition match was known as; held at the Houston, Texas Astrodome on the 20th of September, 1973.
The late Bobby Riggs defeated another female tennis star, Margaret Court after King declined to play against him. The flamboyant Riggs was known to constantly taunt female tennis players, goading King to finally accept to play against him in the match, the prize being $100,000, but obviously Billie Jean King played the match to represent women across the world and put Riggs in his place.
The match between Bobby and Billie was previously re-enacted in the 2001 T.V movie, When Billie Beat Bobby (ouch ... spoiler alert for viewers who didn't know about the historical match!), Holly Hunter playing Billie Jean King and the late Ron Silver as Bobby Riggs.
The movie is directed by Valerie Faris and Jonathan Dayton and will be released on the 22nd of September, 2017.
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Tunde and Wunmi Obe, known for playing a wacky couple in several comedy sketches in the rested Charly Boy Show and later began a music duo T.W.O; celebrated their 19th wedding anniversary yesterday, via loving messages to each other on Twitter and friends and well wishers congratulating them. The two have been close friends for years before tying the knot in 1998 and are blessed with 3 children. Wishing them many more happy years together!
Monday, 26 June 2017
On October 13th 2017, look out for the action thriller, The Foreigner, which stars versatile actor/director/ martial artist Jackie Chan and Daniel Craig’s immediate James Bond predecessor Pierce Brosnan, an amazing star billing since Chan and Chris Tucker in the Rush Hour franchise, only this time, Jackie and Pierce will NOT be exchanging jokes or banter!
On this day, the world was thrown in deep mourning and outpouring of grief, hours after the equally sad death of Charlie’s Angels alumni, Farrah Fawcett. Even after 8 years, the void left by the sad passing of Michael Jackson- the iconic King of Pop-painfully remains.
Thursday, 22 June 2017
In 1926, British author A.A Milne wrote a collection of stories under the titles Winnie-The Pooh, with The House At Pooh Corner following in 1928.
The anthropomorphic teddy bear 'Winnie The Pooh' and the other key characters of the fictional Hundred Acre Wood and their human friend, Christopher Robin were based on Milne's real life son Christopher Robin Milne and his stuffed toys; his creation later adapted for television by Disney, followed by several animated films. Look out for the upcoming story of how Milne began his journey in creating one of the best loved fictional characters in history, in Goodbye Christopher Robin. It is scheduled to be released on the 13th of October, 2017.
- Christopher Robin Milne named his teddy bear 'Winnie' after a black bear he saw during trips to the zoo and 'Pooh' after a swan encountered while on holiday.
While the 'Hundred Acre Wood' is fictional, A.A Milne based it on the actual Five Hundred Acre Wood in Ashdown Forrest, East Sussex in England.