Legendary Actress Lauren Bacall Dies At 89

Lauren BacallSultry actress, Lauren Bacall, who rose to fame in the 1940s opposite her husband Humphrey Bogart in films such as “To Have and Have Not” and “The Big Sleep,” died on Tuesday, at the age of 89.

“With deep sorrow, yet with great gratitude for her amazing life, we confirm the passing of Lauren Bacall,” the Humphrey Bogart Estate tweeted.

She reportedly died after suffering a major stroke at home in New York.

In her career and life, Bacall once said: “I traveled by roller coaster, a roller coaster on which the highs were as high as anyone could ever hope to go. And the lows! Oh, those lows were lower than anyone should ever have to go – 10 degrees below hell.”

The Oscar winning actress is survived by three children – Stephen and Leslie Bogart and Sam Robards.

Nollywood Actor/Director Robert Peters Weds

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Robert who relocated to the US few years ago, recently directed AY Makun‘s movie – 30 Days in Atlanta starring Ramsey Nouah, Vivica A. Fox and Richard Mofe Damijo.

Guests at the event include Mercy Johnson and her daughter Purity, Daniel Adenimokun, Stella Damasus and Desmond Elliot who was part of the groomsmen.

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Beyoncé To Receive Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award

MTV Base announced on Thursday, August 7,  that global international sensation, Beyoncé, would receive the legendary Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award at this year’s MTV Video Music Awards.

Beyoncé, who leads the pack this year with eight VMA nominations, will be presented with the highly coveted Video Vanguard Award, joining a prestigious list of past recipients including Michael Jackson, Madonna, Peter Gabriel, R.E.M., Beastie Boys, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Britney Spears and JustinTimberlake.

Mrs Carter’s triumphant return to the MTV VMA stage marks her fourth time performing on the loudest, most influential annual live celebration of music in the world.

The event, which will take place in Inglewood, California, on Sunday August 24, would also have previously announced 2014 “MTV Video Music Award” performers like Usher, Ariana Grande, 5 Seconds of Summer and Maroon 5.

Additional performers and presenters would be announced on a later date.

Tunde & Wunmi Obe (T.W.O) Debutes New Video-Wedding Day

Wedding-Day-August-2014-BN-Music-BellaNaija.com-01Iconic music couple, Tunde and Wunmi Obe (T.W.O.), have released the video for their song –Wedding Day.

Two years after dropping their last single, the duo releases the song from their upcoming album “T.W.O Plus” and it features Teniim.

The video which was directed by Clarence Peters and produced by Bayo Joseph of Bjay Productions, is a song of love and an advice on the institution of marriage which highlights and promotes Nigeria’s rich culture through a vibrant display of traditional costumes.

Watch & Enjoy

Men gossip more than women — Study

The myth that women gossip more than men has been disapproved as studies have shown that men of “nowadays” gossip more than women.

“It is commonly believed that women are the ones who love to spread rumours, and gossip about their friends behind their backs…but today, men…are worse! Men…love a bit of scandal, and will do anything they can to be centre of attention with their colleagues and peers.”

A new study carried out recently by psychology lecturers at the Western Canadian Undergraduate University, Canada, claims that although men and women love to gossip, chatter tends to bring guys closer, and tear female friends apart.

The study found that men chat about shared activities such as sports, which automatically brings them closer while women chat about physical appearance – which can endanger friendships.

Yet another study recently conducted by global research company, Onepoll, revealed that men spend an average of 76 minutes a day chatting and gossiping with their friends or work colleagues, compared to just 52 minutes for women.

The study also found that the favourite gossip topics for men include the antics of drunken friends, old school friends, rumours about possible relationships in the office or the boss, promotions, sex, salaries and the most attractive girl at work…while women were found to be more likely to complain about other women, other people’s sex lives amongst others.
The study further found that office is the preferred place for men to exchange gossip and that guys are happiest when chatting with work colleagues, and 58 per cent admit that being a gossip makes them feel “part of the gang”.
The researchers add that women also love to talk about news but rather than focusing on politics or government issues, news about soap operas and celebrities are more likely to cause a debate. And any type of relationship is up for discussion – whether it is their own, their friends, their friends’ friends or their bond with their mother-in-law.