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WATCH [19 mins]: Popular African Actor Eddie Watson directs touching, informative Ebola Short film/Documentary

Ebola Documentary

Popular African Actor Eddie Watson recently released a very thought provoking and informative Documentary (See below) on the current Ebola virus which has been spreading like a plague, in parts of West Africa and there have also been three reported cases within the United States.

Watson says the aim of the production is to create awareness about the symptoms and impact of the highly communicable Ebola virus, and how its spread may be prevented.

Watson is the Director and Executive Producer of the film, and also plays the role of lead actor. Supporting actors include Yvonne Nelson, Sarkodie, Chase, Naomi Watson. The film shows how Ebola affected the everyday lives of two very close brothers, one brother (Eddie Watson) a supposed Corporate businessman.
PS. I love the fact that the film is directed by someone who is actually connected with the place of origin of this virus.

Watch below and PLEASE SHARE:[WARNING: The first two (2) minutes of the production is extremely graphic, showing actual images of persons suffering from Ebola. Start watching from 2:10 mins if you may find it offensive.

NEW!! 2012 MTV Video Music Awards: Winners, Arrivals, CB Rihanna hug and more….

by Natalie Monique

So the highly anticipated 2012 MTV Video Music Awards held at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, has finally come and gone…check out some of the notable highlights.

Winners:

Video of the Year: Rihanna ‘We Found Love’
Best New Artiste: One Direction
Best Male Video: Chris Brown ‘Turn Up The Music’
Best Female Video: Nicki Minaj ‘Starships’
Best Hip Hop Video: Drake ft. Lil Wayne ‘HYFR’
Best Video with a Message: Demi Lovato ‘Skyscraper’
Best Rock Video: Coldplay ‘Paradise’
Best Pop Video: One Direction ‘What Makes you Beautiful’
Best Electronic Dance Music Video: Calvin Harris ‘Feel So Close’
Most Shareworthy Video: One Direction ‘What Makes You Beautiful’
Best Choreography: Chris Brown ‘Turn Up The Music’
Best Editing: Beyonce ‘Countdown’
Best Cinematography: M.I.A ‘Bad Girls’
Best Art Direction: Katy Perry ‘Wide Awake’
Best Direction: M.I.A ‘Bad Girls’

Rihanna is the only female artist to have two MTV VMAs for Video Of The Year for both “Umbrella” and “We Found Love”.

Some of the highlights of the night seemed to be Rapper Wiz Khalifa and a very pregnant fiancee, Amber Rose on the red carpet, as well as the ‘show-and-tell’ peck(kiss) and hug exchange between Breezy and Riri after she exited the stage on receiving her award. Olympics gymnast Gabby Douglas performed onstage with Alicia Keys, Frank ocean stuns crowd and more… (Video highlights to come soon)

See below:

Breaking News!! Hollywood filmmaker Anthony ‘Tony’ Scott dead after jumping off California bridge


by Natalie Monique

It has been reported that popular British-born Hollywood Movie Director Anthong ‘Tony’ Scott is dead at age 68. Scott is known for films such as the top grossing film ‘Top Gun’ starring Tom Cruise,’Enemy of the State’, ‘Taking Pelham, 1,2,3’ with Denzel Washington and John Travolta, ‘Beverly Hills Cop 2′,’Man on Fire’ and ‘Unstoppable’ to name a few.

According to Associated Press, Los Angeles County Lt. Joe Bale said Scott’s death is being investigated as suicide. In a statement his spokesperson, Simon Halls said: ‘I can confirm that Tony Scott has passed away. The family asks that their privacy is respected at this time.’

According to the Los Angeles Police, they received several 911 calls on August 19th, saying that someone had jumped from the Vincent Thomas Bridge by San Pedro and Terminal Island in the Los Angeles Harbor. A dive team pulled the body from the water a few hours after and was identified to be that of Tony Scott.

The Vincent Thomas bridge from which Scott jumed is 6,060 ft and rises 185 feet above the Harbor. It has been used in many Hollywood films such as ‘Charlie’s Angels’ and ‘Fast and Furious’.

It is alleged that a note with contact information was found in his vehicle and they also later found a suicide note at Scott’s office.

This is truly a great loss in the world of Film….I had the opportunity to work as a Production Assistant on one of Mr Scott’s more recent films, Taking Pelham 1,2,3 …found him to be a truly down-to-earth Director and seemed like a fun, free spirited person. It was my first time working on a major feature film at the time, and def one of my most fun jobs on set to date, long 15 hour days felt like only a few hours.

Condolences to his wife Donna and two sons. Reactions to this tragic and shocking news have been flooding the internet, this is so sad…RIP Mr Scott

NEW!! Pics: Vanessa Simmons launches new Swimwear Rose by Vanessa Jean

The Simmons clan are no stranger to Entrepreneurship initiatives and check out the latest.

Vanessa Simmons recently launched her fabulous swimsuit line ‘Rose by Vanessa Jean’ at the 2013 Mercedez-Benz Fashion Week Swim. Her tag line…..‘A Rose is beautiful to look at and like a Rose which has thorns – a woman has flaws and imperfections that make our story unique, which makes us imperfectly perfect…I am a Rose.’

Check out a few pics of the pieces posted below:

Check out the shoes too..

NEW!! Amber Rose is the spokesperson for Smirnoff’s sexy, new Fluffed and Whipped cream vodka


by Natalie Monique
Smirnoff has been real busy these days with their promotions and product variety Jamaicans would say ‘di ting tun up’..now the lovely Amber Rose has joined their team!

Amber looks fabulous in the new Smirnoff Ads. She is the face for their new Whipped Cream and Fluffed Marshmellow Vodka drinks.

Rose is quite befitting for this sexy drink from Smirnoff…she said, “I can’t decide whether I am more sassy or sweet, and maybe that’s why I’m partnering with Smirnoff. I may just be a little of both.”

Smirnoff recently held their worldwide one night event, Nightlife Exchange which was reported to have been a huge success, now we getting Whipped Cream, Marshmellow Vodka, hmmm….I’ll drink to that ..Gotta try this:)

Whichever one she decides on, I just think this is hawt….check her out, will ya!!

Check this out: First ever UK reality show for Caribbean and African nationals to be aired soon

NEW!! Rihanna is Executive Producer for new London Reality Fashion TV Show ‘Sky Living’

So we know Rihanna is about to make her first big screen acting debut in the film ‘Battleship’, …but, there is no stopping the Bajan multi-talented Diva, Rihanna…she has now added Producer to her many other involvements. Her first ever television project, Riri assumes the title of Executive Producer in the new Brit Fashion Reality TV Show, ‘Skyliving’ and although mostly behind-the-scenes, RIhanna will also make some appearances.

The aim of the show is to search Britain for the the best ‘undiscovered’ Fashion designer. The Sky Living HD website explains that over the 10 weeks of the series, the contestants will be challenged to create outfits for various musicians and celebrities. As a final challenge, they will get a chance to design a stage outfit for Rihanna, which she will wear during her Hyde Park performance at the Wireless Festival in July 2012.

Sources say Rihanna ‘hand-picked’ Girls Aloud star, Nicola Roberts to help her in her mission. The show will highlight the British Fashion scene and give otherwise unknown creators that chance to break big into the industry…definitely a challenge to many though possessing the talent to compete.

Of the project the newly-turned Executive Producer RIhanna said: I’ve always had a great love of Fashion. Its a constant source of inspiration in my life, and is a big reason I have grown into the artist and person I am today.’ She added, “Ive been very fortunate to work with some truly amazing designers and stylists throughout my career….I am excited to follow the journey of our aspiring contestants and see how their individuality influences their efforts during the course of the show.’

Nicola expressed her admiration for RIhanna and pleasure of getting to work with her. She told Sky Line, ‘I was flattered when Rihanna asked me to work with her on this show…there are talented people, undiscovered because they dont have the means or their circumstances are too far from the Fashion world. This show is here to discover those people and give them a shot. I’m looking for someone who can think outside the box, and is not going to give up at the first hurdle….” She highlighted that she loved both RIhanna’s Music and Style, and the fact that she is not afraid to try new things, stating that she is one of her style icons.

Rihanna has made appearances in almost all the top Magazines, to name a few, Vogue, Cosmopolitan and Esquireand definitely considered a Fashion Icon to many today. Getting the chance to dress the Multi-Award winning, one of the most relevant artiste (if not the most) today, Rihanna Robyn Fenty….how awesome is that?? Rihanna has been making subtle moves towards tapping into the Fashion Industry, as besides being the face of Armani and many other brands, the Caribbean diva had previously teamed up with the Italian label, for her very own capsule collection, which featured Denim and Lingerie. (See sketch below)

GO RIRI!!! First one of the Caribbeans talented Anya Ayoung-Chee won the Season 9, Project Runway FashionReality show…and now, another Caribbean sister Executive Producer for another huge Fashion feat. Niceee!