Showing posts from April, 2017

The Mystery Of Why Shoelaces Come Untied

The laces on the left are tied in a strong knot that lies horizontally. The laces on the right are tied in a knot that makes the bow lie vertically and which, according to new research, can come untied more easily.

Untangling: For more than 40 years, Oliver O'Reilly's shoelaces have been coming untied pretty much every day. And for most of those 40 years O'Reilly didn't think too much about it. But then, about a decade ago, his daughter Anna was learning to tie her shoes, and O'Reilly decided his shoelace problem wasn't worth passing on to another generation. "I didn't want her to inherit my problems, so I went online and found some really helpful videos to teach me how to tie her shoelaces," he says. Perhaps if O'Reilly had had a different job, that's where the shoelace problem would have stopped. But Oliver O'Reilly is a professor of mechanical engineering at the University of California, Berkeley, and as he looked at videos of shoelace k…

Mississippi Man Sues R. Kelly for Allegedly Breaking Up His Marriage

HINDS COUNTY, MS - A Hinds County deputy is suing singer R. Kelly for an alleged affair with his wife. Kenny Bryant filed the complaint on April 21, 2017. Most recently, on April 24, a summons was filed requiring R. Kelly to respond to the complaint. In the lawsuit, Bryant claims that his wife, Asia Childress, had a romantic relationship with Kelly prior to their July 15, 2012, wedding but told him that it had ended.Bryant said the relationship with Kelly rekindled when his wife attended one of his concerts in October 2012. According to the lawsuit, around this time Childress was treated for chlamydia, which she allegedly contracted from Kelly. Some time afterward, Bryant said his wife convinced him to quit his job and move to Atlanta to further her career, although now Bryant believes her underlying motive was to continue her affair. During this time, he claims Childress would leave him to go to R. Kelly concerts in nearby states in order to reunite with him.
Bryant complains that R.…

John and Chrissy row about "normal" things like any other couple

The 'All of Me' singer - who has 12-month-old daughter Luna with his model wife - admits he and the 31-year-old beauty squabble about punctuality and overuse of electronic devices, just like other couples.
He said: "Chrissy and I bicker about the normal things like, 'When will you be home from work?'

"I also look at my phone too much... Twitter, Instagram, texting. She occasionally tells me off for that."

But one area that doesn't spark arguments with the couple is cooking meals.

John said: "Chrissy and I cook to relax. I've very good at making fried chicken, macaroni cheese, omelettes and pancakes... Then we just hang out and watch TV. Netflix and chill, as they say."

The 38-year-old star admits one of his most embarrassing moments ever was when Chrissy drunkenly posted a photo of his "bare ass" online in July 2015.

He told Britain's Cosmopolitan magazine: "A few years ago Chrissy posted an Instagram picture of my bare ass…

Ship-Hop' Cruise to Set Sail

Vanilla Ice, Salt-N-Pepa, Naughty By Nature & More to Set Sail on 'Ship-Hop' Cruise

If you loved the "I Love the 90s Tour," then you're really gonna do a Hammer dance over the upcoming "Ship-Hop, Starring I Love the 90s Tour" all-star throwback cruise, which features some of the most beloved acts from the wildly successful retro Bush/Clinton-era arena tour -- but this time, on a boat.

Among the acts slated to perform on the four-day party slated to set sail on Jan. 11, 2018, from Miami to Key West and Cozumel on the Carnival Sensation are: Vanilla Ice, Salt-N-Pepa, Naughty By Nature, Blackstreet, All-4-One, Color Me Badd, Kid 'N Play, Coolio, Sisqó, Tone Loc, Biz Markie, Rob Base, Young MC, C+C Music Factory and DJ Kool.

Staterooms for the cruise went on sale to the general public on Wednesday (Apr. 26 at noon ET at

The tour promises meet-and-greets, interactive events and activities, theme nights and plenty of performances, along w…

Beyoncé Funds College Scholarship Award For 'Bold, Creative' Women

Beyonce is marking the anniversary of her album "Lemonade" by announcing scholarships for women to attend selected colleges.

Singer Beyoncé at the Grammy Awards in February. Christopher Polk/Getty Images for NARAS Beyoncé's "visual album" Lemonade was released a year ago this week, but its impact continues to unfold. Just last week, the project won a Peabody Award. But the singer is also focusing on making its resonance felt through a very different vehicle: a group of scholarships called the "Formation Scholars" awards. There will be one recipient — either an incoming or current undergraduate or graduate student — at each of the four participating institutions: Boston's Berklee College of Music; Howard University in Washington, D.C.; Parsons School of Design in New York City; and Atlanta's Spelman College. Two of the schools, Howard and Spelman, are historically black institutions; the other two are geared towards students pursuing creative caree…

Mel B's Former Nanny Claims These Photos Prove She and Former Spice Girl Had an Intimate Relationship

These are some of the pictures that prove Melanie “Mel B” Brown had an intimate relationship with her former nanny, the blonde German claims in a court filing. The photos show Lorraine Gilles smiling with the former Spice Girls singer. One shows Brown, 41, kissing Gilles on the cheek. Another shows her in an embrace with Brown and Brown’s estranged husband Stephen Belafonte. Another shows Brown and Gilles, both in bikinis, on paddle boards together while on vacation. The photos were among several submitted as evidence by Gilles in a defamation suit she filed against Brown on Friday. In the lawsuit, Gilles alleges Brown “seduced a naïve and a curious 18-year-old foreign exchange student ... with alcohol, fame, and casual sex” while simultaneously paying her to be a full-time nanny and caretaker for Brown’s children. View photos
The lawsuit comes after Brown alleged in an explosive request for a restraining order filed earlier this month that Belafonte repeatedly cheated on her with Gil…

BET Networks & FX Networks Nab ‘Black-ish’

Disney/ABC has completed the off-network syndication sales for ABC’s praised comedy series Black-ish by licensing it to BET Networks in a shared cable window with FX Networks. Black-ish will make its debut on the cable networks in fall 2018 when the comedy also will launch in broadcast syndication with Tribune Broadcasting as the core station group (the show has been cleared in over 90% of the country). Additionally, Hulu recently picked up Black-ish‘s SVOD rights. With all three sales in the bag, Black-ish, now in Season 3, is certain to get a fourth-season renewal by ABC.

BET Networks was the first to nab rights to Black-ish for a license fee around or north of $500,000 per episode and an option to play the comedy on two Viacom networks at the same time. The shared window was then auctioned off, with FX Network landing it for what I hear is a license fee in the neighborhood of $300,000 an episode.

“We’re excited to partner with Disney/ABC in bringing this bold and beloved series to o…

Former Apprentice contestant-turned-White House public liaison leader Omarosa Manigault becomes a preacher's wife

Omarosa Manigault Marry's Pastor John Allen Newman at Trump International Hotel Washington, D.C.Director of Communications & Public Liaison for current President of The United States of America Donald Trump,Omarosa Manigault tied the knot with her beau, Pastor John Allen Newman at Trump’s International Hotel In Washington DC on Saturday, April 8th. Guest and fans were very excited about this wedding because it had been rescheduled due to death threats and was shifted from Florida to Washington DC. The beautiful Omarosa’s wedding gown was breathtaking. She was draped in a YSA Makino cap sleeve blush tulle embroidered gown with a gorgeous cathedral train. The ceremony was held Saturday morning at the Trump International Hotel in Washington. In her financial disclosure form, which was released along with those of other White House staffers last week, she stipulated that she was given the dress, a custom veil and other merchandise valued at $25,000 from Kleinfeld's, the New York b…