Monday, 31 December 2012

A Man Wins Lottery On His Boxing Day Birthday


A man celebrating his birthday on Boxing Day (December 26) received an extra special present when he discovered he had become a millionaire in a Christmas lottery draw.
Andrew Garth was hosting a party for his 29th birthday when he checked his EuroMillions ticket and found out he had won £1 million in the Millionaire Raffle on Christmas Day.
Mr Garth, a freelance light and sound events technician from Middlesbrough, described the win as "crazy" and said he would now indulge his passion for music by opening a live venue.

Hillary Clinton Hospitalized With Blood Clot


U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was admitted to New York Presbyterian Hospital on Sunday with a blood clot linked to a concussion she suffered earlier this month.

The 65-year-old initially fell ill with a stomach bug that led to her fainting and sustaining a concussion. Her spokesman Philippe Reines said in a statement yesterday: "In the course of a follow-up exam, Secretary Clinton's doctors discovered a blood clot had formed, stemming from the concussion she sustained several weeks ago.
"She is being treated with anti-coagulants and her doctors will monitor the medication over the next 48 hours. They will determine if any further action is required."

Kim Kardashian Is Pregnant, Reveals Kanye West


Kim Kardashian is pregnant, according to her beau Kanye West, who made the announcement last night at a gig in Atlantic City.
As Kim watched from a packed audience during Kanye's performance, the rapper asked assistants to 'stop the music,' before telling fans: 'make noise for my baby mama right here.'
Just minutes after Kanye reveled Kim's pregnancy, the Kardashian clan took to Twitter to express their excitement. See Khloe and Kourtney's tweet after the cut***

Sunday, 30 December 2012

Nobel Prize Scientist Rita Levi-Montalcini Dies Aged 103


Biologist Rita Levi-Montalcini, who conducted underground research in defiance of Fascist persecution and went on to win a Nobel Prize for helping unlock the mysteries of the cell, has died at her home in Rome aged 103. Mayor of Rome Gianni Alemanno, made the announcement in a statement today.

Italy's so-called "Lady of the Cells", a Jew who lived through anti-Semitic discrimination and the Nazi invasion, became one of her country's leading scientists and shared the Nobel medicine prize for her groundbreaking research in the United States. Her research increased the understanding of many conditions, including tumours, developmental malformations, and senile dementia.
In 2001, Italy honored Levi-Montalcini by making her a senator-for-life.


Mercy Johnson Gives Birth To A Baby Girl In Baltimore USA

Nollywood star actress Mercy Johnson Okojie gave birth to a baby girl early hours today (December 30, 2012) at the John Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, USA. According to reports, mother and child are both doing well. Big congrats to her and hubby Prince Odianose Okojie.

Friday, 28 December 2012

Happy Birthday To Actress Uche Jumbo


Nollywood actress, script writer and producer, Uche Jombo-Rodriguez, is a year older today. Tweeting this photo earlier in the afternoon, she is sure looking fly for her special day. Wishing her a fabulous celebration and the best of 2013. Kisses

Shakira & Gerard Pique Welcome Baby Boy


Colombian singer Shakira has given birth to a baby boy. Yesterday her delighted footballer boyfriend Gerard Pique took to twitter to share the happy news, writing in Spanish: 'Our son has been born! We are very happy! Thanks for all your messages!'. Congratulations to them, what a Christmas gift.

Captain Yobo Tells Odemwingie To Grow Up

Nigeria captain Joseph Yobo has lashed out at Peter Odemwingie after the West Brom striker said the country does not have a team leader.
Odemwingie has been dropped from the squad for next month's Africa Cup of Nations. Expressing his disappointment, He said via Twitter few days ago that recent Super Eagles captains have only looked out only for themselves.
Speaking to Nigerian radio station Brila FM, Yobo said "Osaze has been reckless, disrespectful to most people, He's not a kid, he should grow".
"We cannot continue to baby sit him. He is responsible for his problems,"
"This is not the first time he has been disrespectful. He is fighting all the coaches and at the World Cup he also disrespected me and he later apologised. "He is not the (Lionel) Messi or (Cristiano) Ronaldo of Nigeria. He should look at himself in the mirror." Am sure Osaze is coming back with a rocket......hehehe

Obasanjo's Abeokuta Mansion Destroyed By Fire


Former President Olusegun Obasanjo’s multi-million naira hill-top mansion in Abeokuta, Ogun State capital was on Thursday destroyed by fire, with one person sustaining injury.
It was said that the fire started 20 minutes after Obasanjo reportedly left the house, and that it was caused by an electricity surge from one of the offices of the former president and destroyed some valuable documents. Obasanjo expressed appreciation to God, during his address to some newsmen shortly after the fire was put out.

Nicki Minaj Trades Blonde For Black

Hosting Webster Hall’s Christmas Extravaganza in New York City on December 25, Nicky Minaj traded her blonde hair for a sleek black bob. She showed some major cleavage in a skimpy ensemble, wearing a plunging black blouse with studded red shoulder panels, a pair of shiny black leggings and sky-high heels. Seemed like she was busting out of the dress, what do you think about her look? More pix after the cut***

Thursday, 27 December 2012

Kate Winslet Marries Ned Rocknroll In a Secret Ceremony

British actress Kate Winslet has married boyfriend Ned Rocknroll in a secret ceremony in New York and was given away by her former co-star and long-term friend, Leonardo DiCaprio. According to her spokesperson, the nuptial took place earlier this month in a private ceremony attended by her two children and a very few friends and family. The couple have been engaged since the summer. 

Tuesday, 25 December 2012

Queen's Christmas Speech In 3D


Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II delivers this year's Christmas speech and for the first time the address was broadcasted in 3D. Her use of 3D technology comes 80 years after George V first broadcast a Christmas speech on the radio and started the 25 December tradition. Read the full text of her message after the CUT***

Merry Christmas To You All


Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas. May this joyful season greet you with health and happiness. Enjoy the happy cheer.

Nelson Mandela 'In Good Spirits' As He Spends Christmas In Hospital


South Africa's President Jacob Zuma paid a visit to Nelson Mandela in hospital and says the 94-year-old is 'in good spirits' on Christmas morning.
Family members including his wife Graca Machel are spending the day with Mr Mandela at his bedside.
The ex-president was admitted to hospital on December 8 with a lung infection, where he undergone surgery to remove gallstones. Wishing him a quick recovery...

Photos: Footballer Joseph Yobo Release Family Christmas Card


Joseph, Adaeze and little gorgeous Joey Yobo released their family Christmas card and wishes. Beautiful indeed. More pix after the CUT ***

Monday, 24 December 2012

Bishops of Woolwich, Southwark and Kingston To Spend Christmas In Prison


The Bishops of Woolwich, Southwark and Kingston will all spend Christmas Day in prison.
Bishop of Woolwich, the Rt Revd Dr Michael Ipgrave will be at Thameside Prison on Christmas morning to lead a service there. The Bishop of Southwark, the Rt Revd Christopher Chessun, will lead the service at Brixton Prison while Bishop of Kingston, the Rt Revd Dr Richard Cheetham, will be at Wandsworth.
Bishop Christopher said: "It is so important that we are able to spend time with those who are in the prisons and young offenders’ institution on Christmas Day.
"It is often a difficult time for them and so it is very good to go and pray with them as we celebrate the birth of our Lord.

AY Comedian Buys 2012 Acura ZDX For Wife as Anniversary/Xmas Present


AY comedian bought this latest modern of Acura 2DX for his wife to mark their wedding anniversary and shared it on his twitter page with a lovely note, 'Wifey this is my anniversary/Xmas gift to u 4 being a friend, Sister, wife & Mother. I love u'. Beautiful!!

Kate & William To Spend Christmas With The Middleton Family


According to a royal official: The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will spend Christmas Day privately with the Middleton family.
One year after spending her first Christmas with the royal family at Sandringham, pregnant Kate Middleton and her royal hubby Prince William will break with royal tradition this year and return to the Middleton family home in Bucklebury, Berkshire, for the festive period.

Sunday, 23 December 2012

Check Out Agbani Darego's Beautiful Birthday Cake


The former Miss World and super model Agbani Darego turned 30 yesterday December 22, and friends celebrated her in grand style with this beautiful cake, a model parading the runway. So cute, happy birthday to her!

Thursday, 20 December 2012

Who Wore It Better: Daughter Or Mother?


Like many Hollywood stars, Michelle Monaghan loves a bit of vintage style, and her four-year-old daughter Willow looked chic in a pair of similar tan cowboy boots, leopard-print leggings and multi-coloured tweed coat and grey hat. The pair were enjoying a mother-and-daughter lunch at Fred Segal in West Hollywood. So who's your pick, daughter or mother?

My First Ever Blog Giveaway: A Chance To Win Fantastic Prize


I am so excited to announce my first ever blog giveaway. NellieyBelle is barely three months old, and in less than three weeks it started, hosted over a 156,000 visitors in a single day, and over 1,300 comments on a single post, surprised? amazing indeed. Despite a few hitches here and there, NellieyBelle is still one of the fastest growing blogs of 2012.

To appreciate my loyal NB Lovers, starting from today December 20, am giving you an opportunity to become the highest COMMENTER of the month and WIN a 'T.M Lewin Shirt' delivered to your door step anywhere in the UK and if you are outside the UK or in Nigeria, you will get a phone recharge card of any network of your choice equivalent to the price of the shirt. The winner will be announced on the 20th of January 2013.

Please Note the following:
1: Anonymous commenter will not be counted
2: To avoid imposters and to make sure the rightful winner gets the price, you are highly advised to provide valid email address while commenting as I will be notifying the winner via email.
3: Do not post the same comment repeatedly, it can only be counted once.
Please share with your friends and Good luck to you all.

Jessica Ennis Acquires £1million Home In Sheffield


British athlete Jessica Ennis acquires a £1million home in Sheffield to share with her fiance Andy Hill. Dressed in a £2,450 Victoria Beckham gown, Jessica Ennis looked more like a Hollywood starlet than an Olympic athlete on the red carpet this Sunday. The Olympic heptathlon champion has bagged herself the ultimate consolation prize after coming second to Bradley Wiggins in Sports Personality of the Year 2012. Now, it has emerged that Jessica has bought a £1million home to match her newfound celebrity status. The 26-year-old has swapped her £330,000 semi-detached home for a luxury four-bedroom property with panoramic views over the Peak District and a host of celebrity neighbours. Pictures after the CUT***

Wednesday, 19 December 2012

Over 300 Nigerian Pilgrims Stranded In Isreal

Nigerian pilgrims, who were supposed to round up their ten-day trip to Jerusalem yesterday, checked out of their hotels very early only to be told on their arrival at the airport that there’s no arrangement made for their return trip back home.  
The pilgrims said when they contacted their travel agency, Tailormade Tours Limited, it explained that the problem was due to non remittance of funds to be used to make arrangements for their airlift by the Nigeria Christians Pilgrims Commission. After staying at the airport for over seven hours, the management of the airport later asked the pilgrims to leave the airport. hehehe

Email Hacker Christopher Chaney Sentenced To 10 Years Imprisonment


Christopher Chaney, 36, who admitted to illegally accessing email accounts belonging to Scarlett Johansson, Mila Kunis, and  more than four dozen celebrities to steal their private photos and confidential documents was sentenced to 10 years in federal prison by a U.S. District Court judge in Los Angeles on Monday. The man from Jacksonville, Florida was also ordered to pay a fine of more than $66,000 as restitution for his crimes.

Chaney was arrested in November 2011 and has been in custody since March. According to the U.S. Attorney's office in Los Angeles, Chaney gained access to the email accounts of the celebrities by resetting their passwords using the "forgot your password" feature. He apparently used publicly available information on the celebrities to correctly answer the security questions needed to reset the passwords on the Gmail, Apple and Yahoo email accounts they used.
He collected numerous private photographs, business contracts, letters, scripts, driver's license information and Social Security Numbers. Wow!!!!

Tuesday, 18 December 2012

Former Mr Nigeria Kenneth Okolie kidnapped Alongside Nkiru Sylvanus


Nigerian actress Nkiru Sylvanus was kidnapped on Saturday December 15th, and while her captors are still demanding for N100m naira ransom, the latest development is that she was kidnapped alongside the 2010 Mr Nigeria, Kenneth Okolie and yet to be identified 3rd person.

The pair were said to have left a movie location in Owerri when the incident happened along Catheral Road in the city. The kidnappers are yet to make contact with Kenneth's family. I pray that God will save and deliver them from wicked and unreasonable men, in Jesus name., Amen.
Can't stand those bandits called kidnappers, giving Nigeria a bad name every second and wasting innocent lives here and there, a day of reckoning is coming soon.

World's Oldest Woman Dies Two Weeks After Inheriting The Title


Oh dear! A 115-year-old US woman Dina Manfredini has died less than two weeks after inheriting the title of the world's oldest person. According to Guinness World Records, Ms Manfredini inherited the title less than two weeks ago when fellow American Bessie Cooper died at the age of 116. Following her death, a Japanese man Jiroemon Kimura is believed to now hold the title. R.I.P Mama 'uwa'....interpret?

Kate Moss Is The New Face Of Stuart Weitzman


Kate Moss is the new face of shoe label Stuart Weitzman, and have just launched her debut campaign ads for the brand. The images were shot by acclaimed photographer Mario Testino who also recommended her for the job, all captured in arty black and white. Beautiful. See more photos after the CUT***

Queen At Downing Street For Cabinet Meeting - A First In More Than A Century


Queen Elizabeth II arrived this morning in Downing Street where she will become the first monarch for more than a century to attend Cabinet. She was welcomed by Prime Minister David Cameron on the steps of Number 10, which had been covered with a red carpet for the occasion. It is thought to be the first time a monarch has attended the meeting since at least the reign of Queen Victoria.

Monday, 17 December 2012

Kelly Clarkson Flaunts Diamond Engagement Ring


Kelly Clarkson shared a personal snapshot of her giant yellow canary diamond sparkler ring just hours after announcing her engagement on Twitter Saturday night. Her boyfriend Brandon Blackstock (also her talent manager) got down on one knee on Friday night, after dating the American Idol winner for some 10 months.

Kim & Khloe Kardashian Rock Matching Pants


Kim Kardashian and sister Khloe were spotted in Miami on Saturday wearing black tops and matching pants - Kim in teal and Khloe in orange. The sisters shared some laughs as a camera crew followed close behind. This weekend marked the end of production for the upcoming season of Kourtney & Kim Take Miami. The two have been hard at work in the Sunshine State since September. Nice one girls.. More pics after the CUT***

Pictures From BBC Sports Personality Of The Year Awards 2012

Jessica Ennis
Kate Middleton & David Beckham

Britain's finest athletes swapped their gym kits for their red carpet best at the BBC Sports Personality of the Year Awards 2012 held last night at the ExCeL Centre in London, where Kate Middleton made her return to the limelight for the first time since leaving King Edward VII's Hospital in London on December 6 after being treated for severe morning sickness.
The pregnant Duchess of Cambridge took to the stage alongside David Beckham, to hand Bradley Wiggins the main award as well as the lifetime achievement honour to Lord Sebastian Coe. Check out the Gallery.... More after the CUT***

Saturday, 15 December 2012

Woman Chases Train For a MILE After Leaving Belongings On Board


A woman who left her belongings on a train ran for almost a mile along the tracks in Lancashire.
She got off the train at Burnley Central Station to buy a ticket after her card was declined when she tried to purchase one on board. But the guard was unaware and gave the signal to depart, when she realized it, she climbed down from the platform and chased after the train on to the next station, Burnley Barracks, a mile down the line.
A train travelling in the opposite direction had to stop as staff helped her to safety. Police were called and later issued her a £50 fixed penalty notice for trespassing on the railways and said her actions were 'incredibly dangerous'. I wonder what the belongings were, that caused her to risk her life.

The Day Evil Visited Connecticut, R.I.P School Shooting Victims


I was on the M25 motorway at about 6:30pm yesterday coming into London when I saw the news update on the shooting of Sandy Hook Elementary school children in Newtown Connecticut. The death tool kept rising as I followed the news until finally it was confirmed that a gunman who was identified as 20-year-old Adam Lanza fired more than a hundred rounds killing 27 people, among them were 20 children, principal, psychologist, and four other adults, before finally killing himself. Adam was believed to have shot his mother Nancy Lanza who was a teacher in the school, earlier on in his house in New Jersey before driving to the school.

Friday, 14 December 2012

L.A. Reid Is Quitting The 'X Factor USA'


 Epic Records chairman and  music mogul - L.A. Reid is quitting 'The X Factor' next year because he wants to get back to work as the chairman of his label.
He told 'Access Hollywood': "I have decided that I will not return to 'The X Factor' next year. It saddens me a little bit, but only a little bit. I have a company to run that I've kind of neglected." "This was a nice break but now it's time to get back to work."

In another development, the legal documents from Cheryl Cole’s lawsuit against X Factor US producers, Blue Orbit, have been obtained and show a sensational set of claims that the star is seeking compensation for. These include £62,000 for a designer wardrobe and £16,000 to pay for a stylist to make the clothes look even more beautiful, costs for first class air travel, hotels as well as a generous living allowance. With all these happening at a time, no-doubt Simon Cowell is facing a hard time..

Gwen Stefani Covers Marie Claire January Issue

Gwen Stefani  graces the front cover of Marie Claire January issue and tells deep truth about her personal life, how that she made the decision to stop working out, managing her fashion label, as well as learning the art of delegating, to help her deal with her hectic schedule. 'I was swimming upstream, trying to balance everything that's been going on with having kids and a family. There's no way to do all these things', she said during the interview. Beautiful pictures.

Kidnappers Free Okonjo Iweala's Mother


According to a senior security official reporting to Reuters - Kidnappers has freed the 82-year-old mother of Nigerian Finance Minister Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala on Friday, five days after she was taken from her home in Delta State. The authorities did not mention whether or not ransoms were paid before her release. It was also reported yesterday that soldiers had arrested 63 people in raids conducted during the search for Kamene Okonjo. Thank God she is safe, that's the most important.

Thursday, 13 December 2012

Sugar Daddy Spends £121,000 On Champagne In a London Nightclub


A self-styled sugar daddy who pays students for sex spent £121,000 on champagne last night celebrating a big win at a casino.
Dexter Koh, who owns a public relations company in Shoreditch, claimed he won a six-figure sum in a night of gambling before arriving at Aura nightclub in Mayfair at midnight and blew more than £121,000 on champagne, including a single Methuselah of Cristal — six litres at £26,000, Jeroboam of Ace of Spades champagne, three litres, at £16,500.
He tweeted photographs from inside the nightclub, surrounded by models and huge champagne bottles fizzing with sparklers and wrote, “12/12/12 wow just smashed it again on the tables. Six figures. What a way to end the year. Let’s get my drink on!”. He added: “having it large”, “this bill will be epic” and “now that’s what I call getting your round in!”.