Entertainment

Miley Cyrus and Jared Leto Reportedly Are ‘Hooking Up’

They have been seen on public events together but a new report said they secretly had a sleepover at his house. Miley Cyrus and Jared Leto have been seen in the same scenes lately but there is more than meets the eyes. It has been reported that the singers/actors have created a bond over their love of music and art that they are secretly hooking up. According to a report on Us Weekly’s latest issue, they have even spent the night together. “She stayed over at his house in L.A. in early February,” a source said. The sleepover happened a few weeks after they both attended Clive Davis’ Pre-Grammys gala on January 25 and were photographed talking to each other. He struck a pose with Cyrus’ family including her sister Brandi and mom Tish. Cyrus and Leto have actually “known each other for a while,” a source added. But their bond has deepened over time. Another insider said, “They like to have a good time, they love to talk about art and music – and they’re both comfortable with nudity!” Nevertheless, there is unlikely an announcement of them coupling up because Leto “doesn’t do girlfriends.” The “Wrecking Ball” songstress, who is literally half Leto’s age, is not looking for a serious relationship either following her broken engagement to Liam Hemsworth.

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4th Music Competition coming up – 1st March, New Msasani Club

Last chance to win a 2-year scholarship in music – 4th talent search on Saturday, 1st of March at New Msasani Club Music Mayday is searching for talented young musicians and music related professionals to show-case their talent at the 4th music competition on 1st of March, 2014 at New Msasani Club, located at bus stop Drive In / Ubalozi wa Marekani close to Zantel Headquarter. This will conclude the series the talent competitions held by Music Mayday for the project “Sounds of Tomorrow”. Another 15 young talents will be selected on this day for a 2-year scholarship to study an instrument and/or voice, sound engineering or music instrument repair. Young musicians, especially girls, are encouraged to participate and showcase their talent. The 15 winners will join the finalists from the 3rd music competition at Max Bar, Ilala to start a 2-year professional music training in April 2014 at the music training center in Mikocheni A. At the music competition 15 winners out of all participants will selected by a jury to be awarded scholarships for professional education in music and management. The students will receive a training in voice and instrumental skills, instrument repair and maintenance, music theory, music management, sponsoring and self-marketing, technical music production and sound management. All prospective participants and interested persons are invited to visit the Music Training Center, which is located close to Feza School in Mikocheni A. Facts – 4th Music Competition 1 March at New Msasani Club bus stop Drive In / Ubalozi wa Marekani, close to Zantel Headquarter Registration for interested talents: from 9-10am Auditions: from 10am until evening Everybody is welcome whether self-taught or with professional experience Female talents are especially encouraged to participate! About Music Mayday Music Mayday opened, together with the partner the Goethe-Institut, a training center for music which is funded by the European Union and the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation in the context of strengthening Creative Industries in Tanzania. The music training center is designed as a sustainable community-based music school providing education in music and music-related skills.

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I am the Hip-hop King– Bulldog

After a long break from the music scene, rapper Malik Ndayishimiye aka Bulldog is back with a bang. Bulldog In his latest Nyir’ingoma hit produced by Trackslayer of Touch Records, Bulldog refers to himself as the King of rap in Rwanda. “In the new song, I’m telling people that I am the man on the throne and on top of the rap game. I have loved hip-hop since day one and I have never changed my style. For me, through my style, I express the love I have for hip-hop.  The diversity in my flow makes me believe I am the ‘real deal’,” he said. Known for his controversial remarks, Bulldog also claims that he is the pioneer of hip-hop in Rwanda. Last year, fellow hip-hop artiste Amag the Black surprised fellow artistes when he pronounced himself the best rapper in the country. The Bye Bye Nyakatsi rapper and the latest claims by Bulldog will fuel rivalry popularly known as ‘beef’ among the two stars. So watch this space. By Sarah Kwihangana, The New Times

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Senderi to launch debut album

Local Afro beat artiste Eric Senderi Nzaramba aka Senderi International Hit will be launching his debut album dubbed Nsomyaho on February 22 at the Ngoma district headquarters parking yard. Eric Senderi. The album launch will be graced by various local artistes including Knowles, Jay Polly, Amag the Black, Two 4 Real, Social Mula and Tuyisenge. The 10-track album includes songs like Injomba, Umuvuduko and Zahabu Zabonetse, among others. “I want to give my fans the best, and I am going to do this with the artistes they love most,” he said. The event will start at 3pm. For one to attend, all you need is to buy an Airtel simcard or airtime. Born in 1977 in Kirehe district, Eastern Province, Senderi started his music career when he was still serving in the Rwanda Defence Forces (RDF). Recently, the singer was on a country tour where he performed in 375 sectors. Senderi was among the 11 contestants of the previous Primus Guma Guma Super Star Season 3 competition but was dropped before the finale. By Susan Babijja, The New Vision

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Short Story Writer Mavis Gallant Dies at 91

Gallant’s publisher announces in a statement that the Canadian author has passed away in her apartment in Paris. Mavis Gallant Dies at 91 Canadian short story author Malvis Gallant has passed away at the age of 91. Doug Pepper, publisher of Signal/McClelland & Stewart, says in a statement that the famed author passed away on Tuesday, February 18 in her apartment in Paris. “Without exaggeration she was one of the finest writers Canada has ever known. Witty, brave, honest, fiercely independent, Mavis was a stunning writer who transformed the short-fiction form. She was also a woman ahead of her time, blazing a trail of independence that took courage and determination that inspired legions of other authors who count her influence as seminal to their own careers,” the statement reads, as quoted by CBC News. Nobel laureate Alice Munro is one of many people who mourned the death. “Mavis Gallant was a marvelous short story writer and a constant hopeful influence on my life,” she told The Canadian Press in a phone conversation. “I knew about her work and the fact that she was a Canadian and she wrote mainly short stories, which you were not really encouraged to do as your main writing… So she was important to me in that way.” Mavis Leslie Young was born in Montreal, Quebec in 1922 to an American mother and a British father. She married musician John Gallant in 1942, but they separated 5 years later. The writer left for Europe in 1950 and later settled in Paris. Throughout her career, Gallant penned 10 collections of short stories, two novels entitled “Green Water, Green Sky” (1959) and “A Fairly Good Time” (1970), a play and some essays. Some of her popular works include “Montreal Stories”, “Going Ashore” and 1981′s “Home Truths”. © AceShowbiz.com

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Teresa Palmer and Mark Webber Welcome Son

The ‘Warm Bodies’ actress takes to Instagram to share the news of the baby’s arrival, uploading a black-and-white shot of her son’s hand holding her finger. Congratulations are in order for Teresa Palmer and her husband Mark Webber. The couple has just welcomed their first child together, a baby boy, who is named Bodhi Rain Palmer. The “Warm Bodies” actress took to Instagram on Tuesday, February 18 to share the happy news. “Thank you God for blessing us with the most divine gift of our baby son,” she wrote. “Introducing Bodhi Rain Palmer born safely, lovingly and naturally last night. 8lbs even.” She then went on revealing the meaning of her newborn son’s name. “Bodhi means ‘Enlightened one’ Rain means ‘Abundant Blessings From Above’ and we chose Palmer as his last name as [Mark's] son Isaac didn’t take his dads name either. Thanks for all the blessings and love everyone :):),” she added. The black-and-white photo she uploaded to announce the baby’s arrival shows his little hand holding her finger. Webber is already a father to a son from a previous relationship with actress Frankie Shaw. After exchanging vows in Mexico in December, Palmer and Webber legally married on February 6. “Today we were legally married and had a beautiful Christian ceremony led by our pastor @judasmith Thank you god for the blessings @likemark,” the 27-year-old star wrote, adding a photo from the intimate event. © AceShowbiz.com

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Martin and Kayaga get standing ovation at Amani Festival

Mani Martin and Ras Kayaga brought the roof down during the Amani Festival held in the Democratic Republic of Congo from February 14 to 17. Ras Kayaga (top) and Mani Martin “We received a vibrant and exciting welcome from the audience and this is not what I expected,” Ras Kayaga told The New Times. Kayaga said he was proud to discover that Rwandan music is popular in other countries, a sign that the Rwandan music industry has grown. The annual festival is in line with the search of long lasting peace and security in the Great Lakes Region. The festival attracted participants from different parts of the country including renowned regional artistes like Lokua Kanza (France), Lexxus Legal (Kinshasa) and Innocent Balume (Goma) among others. The Amani Festival includes music and dance and is always held in Goma to promote peace and reconciliation. By Susan Babijja,The New Times

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