Omarosa, the “villain” of season one of Trump’s former show The Apprentice, has been making headlines for revealing details about her time in the White House. Last year, the reality star was made an aide to the president and the director of communications for the White House Office of Public Liaison. She was fired in December.
“From what I met of him he’s a very nice guy,” the singer was quoted as saying about Scott. “When you hang around the reality world, who knows what you are really doing? This is a well-oiled machine, the Kardashian machine. I don’t really know what to think. I told Sofia I will have no opinion. I’ll continue to be my cheerful self and move on.”
It’s been a rough going for Bristol and Dakota.
In May 2015, Bristol and Dakota—a U.S. Marine vet who received a 2009 Medal of Honor—called off their wedding. They tied the knot a year later.
E! News confirmed that the vet filed a petition for divorce on January 29 in Austin, Tex.
A couple ex-boyfriends aren’t going to ruffle his feathers!
Tristan Thompson, Khloe Kardashian‘s boyfriend and the father to her unborn child, hit up the Rémy Martin MVP Weekend party at Avenue Los Angeles on Friday to see a special performance by Travis Scott, who just had his first child with Khloe’s sister Kylie Jenner.
Sounds like it could have been an awkward time for the NBA star—but it wasn’t!
E! News can confirm that all three men hung out together at the party at the same time. A source at tells E! News that the 26-year-old baller was enjoying himself throughout the night.
The insider says, “Tristan was there for a while before Travis Scott performed, he hung out at the Remy Martin table and enjoyed a few cocktails. He was really cool and was having a good time enjoying the party.”
The source added that, “French walked in with The Weeknd and Future French walked over to Tristan’s table and hung out there and even watched Travis at the table. There was no weirdness between Tristan and French.”
The party goer also said, “Nicole Scherzinger was hanging out at the table nearby too. Tristan was enjoying the party and watching Travis, who performed around 1 a.m. and played 4 songs. His set only lasted 30 minutes.”
Travis, who wore ripped jeans and a colorful skeleton shirt, performed “Butterfly Effect,” “Huncho Jack,” “Antidote” and “Goosebumps.”
Travis Scott may be a new dad but he’s still a music man!
Two weeks after welcoming his first child, baby Stormi Webster, with girlfriend Kylie Jenner, the 25-year-old rapper hit the stage at Avenue Los Angeles during NBA’s All-Star Weekend in Los Angeles on Friday night.
The 25-year-old, who wore ripped jeans and a colorful skeleton shirt, performed “Butterfly Effect,” “Huncho Jack,” “Antidote” and “Goosebumps.”
The party, which was part of the Rémy Martin MVP Weekend, lit up the TAO Block in Hollywood and culminated with a special performance by the proud papa, whose lady was nowhere in sight.
Rappers French Montana and Future were also there and headed to the VIP area, as did Nicole Scherzinger. Other attendees at the swanky bash were Chanel Iman, Julissa Bermudez, professional BMX athlete Nigel Sylvester, Canadian EDM duo DVBBS and Danny Abeckaser. Even Food Network star Guy Fieri hit up the Avenue to catch Travis’ performance.
The 67th All-Star Game, which is set to take place on Sunday at 5 p.m. PT, will feature rosters drafted by All-Stars themselves. Tomorrow’s game against Team Stephen and Team LeBron will feature picks made by LeBron James and Stephen Curry.
She’s got a new view and a new husband!
The View alum Jedediah Bila wed Jeremy Scher on Saturday in Huntington, New York, E! News can confirm.
The blushing bride donned a Rivini lace ballgown and earrings from Susan Hanover for the ceremony which was held in front of 60 guests, including The View host Sunny Hostin, reports Us Weekly.
She told the outlet before the big day, “I’m super excited. Super, super excited! I always wanted to get married, but I never thought I would do the big wedding dress and the beautiful venue.”
The bride-to-be added, “I always thought I was gonna be on a beach somewhere, just a couple of friends, doing it really casual. So it’s crazy.”
No, it’s not a new haircut…
After fans were quick to notice that she was looking a bit different in an Instagram post from Thursday, Southern Charm’s Naomie Olindo has revealed the truth behind the new look—she got a nose job. The reality star’s dramatic transformation comes five months after her breakup with boyfriend Craig Conover.
On Thursday’s post, a slew of fans commented that the reality star’s face looked different than it had previously.
A day later, Olindo wrote in the comments section that she had in fact gotten a “new” nose, using a nose emoji to reveal the news.
The 28-year-old added in the comments section, “No point in hiding ANYthing.” The personality also revealed that she had had the surgery 13 days prior and that there was still swelling.
Salma Hayekis testing the theory that blondes have more fun!
The night before the 2018 British Academy Film Awards, the movie star switched her signature chocolate locks by rocking a blunt blonde hairstyle to attend the BAFTA nominees party at Kensington Palace on Saturday night. For the A-list event, the stunner, who also wigged out and went blonde for Paris Fashion Week in September, outfitted herself in a dress by Gucci.
Salma is one of a slew of celebs, including Margot Robbie, Greta Gerwig, Kate Mara, Jamie Bell, Gemma Arterton and Karen Gillan, who have descended upon London for British film’s biggest night of the year.
It seemed like the 51-year-old was all about getting gussied up for the stylish event. Before the bash, the Beatriz at Dinner star, struck a glamorous pose on a regal-looking staircase and posted an Instagram photo with the caption, “#bafta #weekend #london.”
Salma was last nominated for a BAFTA in 2003 for her now-controversial role in Frida.
Despite her recent loss at the 2018 Winter Olympics, Lindsey Vonn is not letting the trolls get her down.
The games in Pyeongchang, South Korea mark the fourth Olympics the 33-year-old athlete, the most successful female alpine skier in World Cup history, is competing in. On Saturday, she failed to medal during the women’s Super-G, her first competition at this year’s games, and placed sixth.
This delighted many Twitter users angered by her public criticism of Donald Trump. Vonn had told CNN in December she hoped to “represent the people of the United States, not the president” at the Olympics, adding that she wouldn’t accept an invitation to the White House if she were to win gold at Pyeongchang.
The Duchess of Cambridge, who is expecting their third child and is in the third trimester of her pregnancy, and the Duke of Cambridge joined scores of celebrities at the annual event, which took place at the Royal Albert Hall in London on Sunday. The two had also attended the BAFTAs last year.
Kate walked the red carpet in a flowing forest green empire waist gown with a long train and black sash, paired with diamond and emerald earrings and a matching necklace and a black clutch. William wore a black tux.
For many people, compliments can be tricky. Many of us don’t know the right way to respond when we receive a compliment. “You too” might be something that comes naturally, but would that really be appropriate if the girl who gives you a compliment doesn’t actually possess the same skill she’s complimenting you on? Sound like a recipe for a misunderstanding!
For those of you who don’t know what to say when a girl gives you a genuine compliment, fear not because we have a list of some things you can respond with. Keep in mind that these responses each have a subtler meaning, which you should always remember should you choose to use these responses!
Thank you. Show her how much her compliment means to you by giving her your heartfelt thanks. Not only does this show that you acknowledge her compliment, but it also lets her know your appreciation for noticing something about you. Many people seem to think that thanking someone for their compliment comes off as cocky, as if you believe every word of what they said. However, saying thanks is actually a way of agreeing with their sentiment in the politest way possible.
Oh, it was nothing. Now here’s something you may only want to use sparingly. Saying that something you did was “nothing” is like telling them that you don’t deserve the compliment. This shows her your humility. However, this is a double-edged sword because in a way it deflects her compliment, and in a way rejects it. Use this response only when what you’re being complimented on is genuinely nothing. For instance, you may say this when a girl tells you that you’re so strong for lifting a heavy object. If doing this task was genuinely easy for you, that’s when you can use this response.
It was just something I picked up. Here’s another way of showing humility when receiving a compliment. While you’re not outright saying that what you did was nothing, it does show her that what you did is quite insignificant. For example, a girl might compliment you on your great taste in music. Naturally, music is just something we pick up from our experiences and exposure. Responding with “it was just something I picked up” makes it a true sentiment while also potentially opening up the conversation on how you picked up your taste in music.
I couldn’t have done it without you. At the end of a team effort, a girl might compliment you on your success. Share the credit by responding with this. Not only does this prevent you from presenting yourself as a cocky guy who takes all the credit, but it also shows her how much you acknowledge and appreciate what she did in your team effort. This might be effective for compliments in activities like beer pong, an arcade game, and, if you work in the same office, a successful project.
Well, my mom did teach me that. Every gal loves it when guys love their moms. After all, this is the perfect way to show her how much love and respect for the women in your life. So if she compliments you on something that your mom did teach you, share the credit with your mom. This applies to a whole bunch of compliment-worthy skills like being a great cook, knowing the best way to run a household, being great at a job you and your mom share, and of course, being a respectful gentleman.
No way! You’re way better than me at this! Here’s another way of showing humility while also complimenting her in return. Some ladies like to compliment guys on something they themselves are good at. For starters, it’s proof that the compliment is genuine because she knows what she’s talking about. And second, it also lets her know that you appreciate her skill in the same manner. So kill two birds with one stone by responding with this to a genuine compliment a girl gives you. Of course, it’s only obvious that the girl you reply to with this should also possess the same skill or trait, otherwise your response will sound sarcastic.
I could teach you that if you like. Keep in mind that this response may only be used if you’re close enough to a girl who gives you a compliment. When a girl compliments you on a useful skill you have, you can start off by thanking her and then letting her know that you wouldn’t mind spending more time with her by teaching her. This can apply to the most mundane of talents to the most complicated of skills. This could also be a subtle way of asking a girl out to learn this new skill that has captured her interest.
Never be caught with an awkward “you too” ever again with these responses!
Every once in a while we get that urge to be just a little more romantic than we usually are. There are days when we just want to tell someone how much we love them. And on those days, a simple “I love you” just won’t suffice.
Instead, you want something more meaningful, something more poetic and poignant that those usual three words. You want your message to not only be read and received. You want it to be savored for all that it is. You want your lover to read your message and feel the overwhelming love you have for them. For a moment, you want them to feel the intensity of your love with just a few words.
For those days when you just want to be all mushy or cheesy or romantic or a combination of all of those, these are the messages you should send:
A kiss makes the heart young again and wipes away all the tears. One touch of your hand makes me feel like a giddy teenager all over again. And the sound of your voice gives me so much joy that my heart feels fit to burst with happiness. I don’t know what it is you do to me, but I love it and I love you most of all.
And when I talk to you, it’s like I travel to this parallel universe, where there’s just me and you. Alone, together. Everything around me disappears. The distance that keeps us apart is no longer there. The borders that separate us are no longer there. Our hearts beat together: the perfect music.
Ever since we were small, we have been told that there is someone out there who is perfect for us. This person will accept all our imperfections and make us want to be better versions of ourselves. The day I met you was the day when all my childhood dreams seemed to unfold into reality.
I always love you, more than yesterday, less than tomorrow. I will always have this part of my heart that will forever be yours. You are my world, my heart, my soul and I want you to be a part of me forever.
I feel your warmth against mine. I hold your hand and see how perfectly they fit together as if they were made to intertwine with each other. I drown in those perfect blue eyes of yours. I lay in your arms, realizing how bad I want “us” to last forever. Even if it’s just a place I visit when I talk to you.
I have no idea what good thing I did in a past life, but it must have been pretty awesome. How else would you explain the universe giving me such a wonderful person by my side. You are my rock, my hope, my pillar of strength, and my love. I love you forever and ever, in this life and the next.
I hope you know that every time I tell you to get home safe, stay warm, have a great day, or sleep well what I’m really saying is I love you. I love you so much that it’s starting to take over every fiber of my being.
I look at you and I see wedding bells and little children bearing our features. I look at you and I see a future brighter than anything I could ever have imagined. I look at you and all I see is love.
I used to always think that someday I would find what I’ve been searching for all my life. But the day I met you was when I learned that I have found something greater – the love that gives my life purpose.
I wish I could memorize how our bodies fit in together in this moment. You are perfect with your imperfections. I love every part of you – every scar, every thought, every memory – everything.
I would steal the stars for you if it meant I could lighten your life, even if for a little while. I light the match and watch the world burn with you by my side. I can see everything from your eyes, and all I can think of is, “This is your world and I want to be in it.”
If I could only use three words to describe why I love you, it would be this: you are you. If I could only use one word to describe you, it would be this: love. Lastly, if I could only use one letter to describe the person who can love you like no other it would be this: I.
I’m so in love with you I don’t understand it. I’ve never felt this good about anything or anyone in my life. So please, never let me go. Never let this love die. Never give up on us.
It’s like everything was black and white and now I’m seeing in color. Like I was just an outline and you somehow colored me in. You made the world brighter and better by just existing, and I love you for it.
It’s you. Just you. I can’t describe it anymore because it is you. You are the only one I will ever want. I belong with you. I belong to you, as you do to me. You are my home. I look at you and I can see us decades from now sitting in the porch of some old house in the middle of nowhere and we are together.
Loving you is like being ten years old again, scaling a tree with my eyes bright and looking skyward, wanting only to get higher and higher, without a thought of how I would get back down.
Never in my life have I felt more dedicated to anyone. I pledge my life and my love to you and I promise to keep investing my time and energy into the wonderful relationship that we have together. Every day I learn something new about you and I am always reminded of how amazing you are. Together, we can have the greatest adventure of all time. So take my hand, bae, and let’s go!
No matter how many times we fight or argue, I always want to work it out. No one could ever take your place. You are amazing in every way and I don’t know what I would do or where I would be if I never met you. You understand me like no one else can and I can truly relate to you in every way. I mean it when I say that I am yours, and you are mine. I love you and will always fight for you.
People questioned why I loved you and all I could do was smile because I couldn’t describe the way you make me feel in words. There’s just something about you that steals the words right out of my mouth.
Spending time with you is undoubtedly the greatest thing ever. It’s the most enjoyable thing I have ever done in my life. When I’m with you baby, I have the time of my life and time flies by. But when we are apart, every second is spent in agony waiting to see you again. I love you and I miss you so incredibly much, can’t wait to see you again.
Thank you for being my best friend, my number one enemy, my most objective critic, my number one fan, and my love rolled into one. You are and forever will be the love of my life, babe. I love you to the moon and back a thousand times over.
The moment I saw your eyes, I knew that I would fall for you. It was like looking into a whirlpool that would drag me in and never let me go. With just one glance, you made me see the future with you in it. And I wouldn’t trade that for anything in this world.
The way you make me feel and the way you make me smile, I’d really love for you to stick around for a while. I want to fall in love with you every day for the rest of my life.
They say that the person you think of when you stand in front of the ocean is the person you’re in love with. How can people who know you not think of you when they see the ocean. Its depth is like the depth of your character – filled with meaning and so full of life. Its calmness is like the calmness that washes over people when they know they are safe. And its color – no other thing in this world quite captures the blue of your loving eyes.
When I hear your name the whole world stops for a second. I feel like time and space are at a standstill and I can do nothing but focus on the sound of your name and the beauty it brings into this world.
When I’m with you I’m happy. When we hug it’s like I never ever want to let go. When you make me smile it brings the sunshine out in me. And when I see you and our eyes meet, it’s like something I’ve never felt before.
When people ask what I see in you I just smile and look away because I’m afraid that if they knew, they would fall in love with you too.
You are mine, all mine, and I can’t believe how lucky I am to get to say that to the entire world. I want to shout it from the rooftops and sing it at the top of my lungs. I want the whole world to know how much I love you. I want every single person to see how a love so perfect could exist in you and me.
You are my world. I’ve honestly fallen deeply in love with you and I am not afraid to say it. We have been through thick and thin and we are still going strong. I can’t imagine my life without you by my side. I love you so much I can’t even explain it! Here’s to forever with you by my side.
You make me feel so vulnerable whenever I’m around you. I always feel like I could break at any second whenever I’m with you. It’s like something within me breaks whenever you’re there, and yet it doesn’t seem like such a bad thing. That’s when I realized that you have unwittingly broken down my walls and now I’m starting to let love in.
Your lips were the first cigarette I pressed against my lips. I knew once I tasted them, I would crave them forever. You have become an addiction I never want to give up.
I may not be your first love. I may not be your first kiss. I may not be your first date. But what I can tell you is that I want to be your last everything. I want to be the promise of forever that never breaks.
I never want to stop making memories with you. I want to go on adventures with you. I want to see the world with you and through your eyes. And one day, though we may forget it all in an instant, the universe knows what has happened and will be content.
Why do they say fall in love like it happens just once? I am constantly, over and over again, falling in love with you – every day, every minute, for every reason imaginable.
I can’t see anything that I don’t like about you, at least not yet. One day all those flaws will start showing. They’ll creep in unexpectedly and take me by surprise. But guess what, none of them will ever stop me from loving you.
One of these days, you’ll catch your bae rereading your message and you will know that you said something they will never forget in their lifetime.
Application Deadline: March 29th 2018
The Literary Criticism Award – The yearly prize is endowed by Nigeria LNG (NLNG) Limited to honour the author of the best work. To encourage literary criticism, the Advisory Board of the Nigeria Prize for Literature will reward one critic with the sum of N1,000,000.00.
Since the aim is to promote Nigerian literature in the world, the prize will be open to literary critics from all over the world. Special considerations shall be given to critical essays on new writings in Nigerian Literature.
Contestants shall send in three critical essays published in major scholarly journals. Such journals shall have a proven track record of dedication to excellence and must have international circulation.
No critical essay previously submitted for this competition may be considered at a later date, even if major revisions of it have been made.
Mere manuscripts will not be considered. Entries not submitted by the deadline and according to stated conditions shall not be considered.
Only entries published in the year of the competition or within three years before then shall be considered.
No member of the Advisory Board or Panel of Judges can enter their essay(s) for the literary criticism award in the year they are serving.
Panel of Judges
Professor Matthew Umukoro – Chairman
Professor Mohammed Inuwa Buratai – Member
DR Mrs Ngozi Udengwu – Member
Announcement and Public Presentation of Winners
The Winners will normally be announced in October and will be presented to the public on a later date.
Professor Emeritus Ayo Banjo – Chairman
Professor Jerry Agada – Member
Professor Emeritus Ben Elugbe – Member
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