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Brit Awards 2014: David Bowie wins best British male trophy

Rock legend David Bowie has been named best British male at the Brit Awards in London, although he was not there in person to collect his award. Arctic Monkeys won both best group and best album for the third time – the first act to achieve that milestone. Ellie Goulding won best British female, while pop act One Direction were honoured for their global success for the second year running. The boyband also won best British video, in a public vote. Their win, for the track Best Song Ever, was helped by their 17.8 million-strong Twitter followers. Bowie’s prize came at the expense of four much younger hopefuls Jake Bugg, Tom Odell, John Newman and Mercury Prize winner James Blake. At 67, he is the oldest recipient of a Brit Award in the ceremony’s history and the award comes 18 years since his last Brits success. The singer, who released his The Next Day album after a 10-year hiatus, previously won best British male in 1984. But the star, who spends much of his time in New York, did not attend the gala. Noel Gallagher, announcing the award, remarked: “You maniacs didn’t think he’d actually be here. David Bowie’s too cool for that.” Model Kate Moss accepted the prize on Bowie’s behalf, and read a prepared speech from the rock star. Bowie said it was “a great way to end the day” and then urged Scottish voters to reject independence in September’s referendum. “I’m completely delighted to have a Brit for being the best male – but I am, aren’t I Kate? Yes. I think it’s a great way to end the day. Thank you very, very much and Scotland stay with us,” were his words – as delivered by Moss. His comeback album was also in the running for an award, but he lost out to Arctic Monkey’s AM. The ceremony at the O2 Arena also featured a host of performances, including from Beyonce and Katy Perry, who put on a colourful, Egyptian-themed show. But Perry lost out to New Zealander Lorde in the race for best international female. Bruno Mars also gave a live performance, just shortly after picking up the prize for best international male. The ceremony was wound up with a medley by Pharrell Williams and Nile Rodgers, who played Daft Punk’s Get Lucky, Chic’s Good Times and Williams’ current feelgood chart hit, Happy. Goulding lifted the first prize of the night and said she was “genuinely in shock” and “shaking”. “This means so much to me, I can’t even tell you,” added the musician. Her award, presented by singer Prince, comes four years after she was named the Critics’ Choice, a prize won this year by Sam Smith. Arctic Monkeys repeated their best group triumph of 2007 and 2008, and frontman Alex Turner joked that they had put money on rivals One Direction to win. Speaking backstage, Turner said of their triumph: “It feels wonderful...

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9 things you didn’t know about Rapper Pacy Oda

24-year-old Oda Pacy, born Pacifique Uzamberumwana is confident and energetic, two of the many attributes she needs to hold her own in the rap game. The young rapper has written 25 songs and launched two albums so far – Miss President and Umusirimu. Seraphine Habimana had a light chat with her. Did you have a childhood nickname? When I was a child, they called me Pacy which came from Pacifique. What was your childhood dream? When I was child, I was really into information technology but that later changed. What is your favourite food and drink? I like boiled food, especially meat. I drink mostly water and tea. Where do you like to hang out in Kigali? I like to go out with my friends at Camelia Tea House in town.

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Tom Close releases new single

If you thought Tom Mayombo, best known as Tom Close, was giving up his music career for a medical profession, you are mistaken. The RnB singer is ready to take on two tasks. The 2011 Primus Guma Guma Superstar has released a new single dubbed Abantu Barahindutse. The single is already enjoying airplay on local radio stations. This song comes only a month after the release of Byararangiye which was his latest hit. “In this song, I educate and inform my fans and the public as a whole that people can easily change based on various factors; meaning that it is wise to deal with them carefully as anything can happen,” he said. He explained that although not all people act the same way, it is important to note that there is a possibility of people turning against each other. Tom Close said that the message in this song aims at bringing people to terms with the challenges they face in their day to day activities. The singer said that it takes some time to learn people’s attitudes and that their ‘true colours’ can be hidden for as long as they wish. “I want to make sure that people get to know the real world we live and the challenges involved and I am sure that this will help people peacefully deal with others,” he said. For the time the singer has been in the music industry, he has released over 20 singles that include Kuki, Mbwira and Sinarinkuzi among others. By Susan Babijja,The New Times

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Kim Kardashian Blasts Butt Implant Rumors

The ‘Keeping Up with the Kardashians’ star has sent a strong message via Twitter, telling people who created false stories about her getting butt implants to ‘get a life.’ Kim Kardashian has addressed rumors about her getting butt implants. The star of “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” posted a long Twitter post on Wednesday, February 19 to talk about the issue, telling people who made up the story to “get a life.” “I’m seeing all these nonsense tabloids claiming I have butt implants-injections. Get a life!” she said in the Twitter post. “Using pics of me 15lbs skinnier (before I had my baby) comparing to me now! I still have weight to lose. Anyone who has had a baby knows how hard it is to lose weight (especially the last bit of weight) & your body totally changes!” “Making fun of me pregnant & making fun of me trying to lose weight now shame on you. I’m not perfect but I will never conform to your skinny standards sorry! Not me. And BTW I’ve lost a lot so far & I’m proud of that! Don’t give young girls a complex!” she continued. In other news, the 33-year-old reality star and her sisters recently unveiled their baby clothing line. The collections will be available at Babies”R”Us stores in March. “As a mom, I cherish the time my baby and I spend together getting her dressed. The items in this collection are exactly what I have imagined for her,” the mother of North West said, as quoted by Us Weekly. She previously told a fan, “Kids grow up so fast. You need affordable clothes!” © AceShowbiz.com

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Eddie Cibrian Is Not Asking for Child Support From Brandi Glanville

A representative for Cibrian has responded to Glanville’s statement on Twitter, in which she said he asked for child support, saying, ‘This is yet another ploy for self-promotion.’ Eddie Cibrian has responded to Brandi Glanville’s recent Twitter rant, in which she said he asked for child support. A representative for Cibrian said that the claim was not true. “There is no truth to the claims that Eddie has requested child support from Brandi now, nor will he ever request child support from his ex-wife,” the representative said on Wednesday, February 19. “The notion is preposterous. This is yet another ploy for self-promotion.” Glanville, who recently released her book “Drinking & Dating”, ranted about her ex-husband in a series of Twitter posts written on Tuesday. “[To] all these young unmarried bloggers writing about getting over divorce & not seeing ur children grow up 1/2 the time, walk a mile in my shoes,” she said. “I’m not taking cheap shots at my ex in my new book cuz it’s all true & now mr fancy new cars & house man is asking me for child support! U know nada,” the star of “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” added. “Everytime I take 1 step [forward] I get a lawyers letter that takes me 3 steps back so wen people say move on, I say 2 my ex LET ME! Just STOP.” Glanville continued, “Going to stay positive and focus on my new book & let my lawyer handle the rest.” Cibrian and Glanville separated in 2010 and they have two children together, Mason and Jake. Cibrian, who recently appeared in “The Best Man Holiday”, married LeAnn Rimes in 2011. © AceShowbiz.com

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Philip Seymour Hoffman’s Will Reveals He Wanted Son to Be Raised in New York

The late actor wanted his then-only child to ‘be raised and reside in or near the borough of Manhattan…or Chicago, Illinois, or San Francisco, California.’ Some details of Philip Seymour Hoffman’s will have been revealed. According to excerpts posted by news outlets, the “Capote” star left much of his estate to his longtime partner Mimi O’Donnell. Hoffman apparently also left instructions about raising his then-only child in his will. “It is my strong desire…that my son, Cooper Hoffman, be raised and reside in or near the borough of Manhattan…or Chicago, Illinois, or San Francisco, California,” reads the document which was submitted to Manhattan Surrogate’s Court on Wednesday morning, February 19, as reported by New York Post. “The purpose of this request is so that my son will be exposed to the culture, arts and architecture that such cities offer,” the document states. TMZ also notes that if O’Donnell cannot reside in one of the cities for whatever reasons, she should take him to the cities at least twice a year. In addition to raising children, Hoffman also mentioned that the bulk of his fortune would go to O’Donnell. The late Oscar-winning star also set a trust, in which half of the funds would be handed to Cooper when he turns 25. The rest would be given to him when he turns 30. The will was signed ten years ago, when his son was 1 year old. Hoffman, who was found dead in his apartment earlier this month, and O’Donnell have two other children, 7-year-old Tallulah and 5-year-old Willa. © AceShowbiz.com

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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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