Transformation Tuesday: Maina Kageni’s humble beginnings

He is rated among top Kenyan radio presenters, but did you know that Classic 105’s Maina Kageni started from the bottom?

In a survey conducted by Consumer Insight Kenya during the 3rd last quarter of 2016, Maina is rated among the top and most popular radio presenters. He is also amongst the highest paid.

Check out a screenshot of the said survey;

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But did you ever stop for one moment to think about his humble beginnings?

He did not just find himself at the top.

In a conversation with co-host Mwalimu Kinga’ngi, the popular radio presenter admitted the odd jobs he did back in the day to earn a living.

This was during the Kasheshe segment on classic 105, where Mwalimu was making fun of Kenyans and the side jobs they do while studying in the USA.

Mwalimu jibed Maina, mocking him that he used to wash dishes to pay his rent. Maina couldn’t take the mocking and admitted that he was a truck driver before landing a job as a nurse. Yes, Maina was a nurse, at this point Mwalimu Kingan’gi was chuckling with amusement.

So there you have it. Maina hustled way back in the day to become the star he is now.

Have a blessed Transformation Tuesday won’t you?

What your armpits say about your health – study

How your armpits smell – and what you do about it – interacts with the same system of microbes in your gut that protects you from pathogens.

Just like in your gut, a diverse community is living under your armpit, and your deodorant and antiperspirant may be changing more than your smell.

The microbes under our arms, on our skin, and in our guts and saliva play an important in protecting us from other microorganisms that don’t belong in our bodies.

A growing body of research shows just how important maintaining the microbiota under your arms and in this entire system is to protecting your overall health.

Recent research has shown that preventing body odor can significantly, and quickly, alter that microbiome.

Everyone has a unique microbiome that fluctuates with our environments. Our particular biomes protect us from pathogens and are part of what create our body odors.

Some have claimed that deodorants and antiperspirants may be carcinogenic, while others have said that there is not enough evidence to prove this.

Breast cancers often develop in the upper, outer region of the breast, and one study suggested that this could be linked both to the amount of tissue in the area and to the application of deodorants and antiperspirants there.

One argument is that the presence of aluminium in antiperspirants, used to stop the secretion of sweat, could be carcinogenic because the metal acts similarly to estrogen.

Currently, the National Cancer Institute of the National Institutes of Health provide some documentation of research on the subject on its website, but says that the results are inconclusive.

Deodorant and antiperspirants change your microbiome

Researchers at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences in Raleigh found that the microbes under peoples’ armpits varied widely depending on whether they wore deodorant, antiperspirant, or nothing.

They found that both deodorant and antiperspirants suppressed the number and diversity of microbes in armpits.

The study analyzed samples from the armpits of 17 participants, grouped by what kind of products (if any) they used to keep their body odor under control.

Over the course of six days, the researchers swabbed the participants’ more or less sweaty armpits.

On the first day, everyone followed their usual hygiene practices. The people that wore antiperspirants had the least number of microbes, and deodorant-wearers had more microbes, but less diversity.

The types of bacteria found in each pair of pits also varied based on the kinds of products used.

The two most common bacteria in armpits are Corynebacterium and Staphylococcaceae. People that didn’t use products had more of the Corynebacterium, which is the primary cause of unpleasant armpit stench.

Those that used a product had more Staphylococcaceae in their subdued microbiomes. Staphylococcaceae can be good and bad for our systems, depending on how it’s balanced out by other microbes.

Corynebacterium, on the other hand, are more protective of our systems. Antiperspirant-wearers had a greater variety of microbes but fewer overall. Since variation has been proven to be important to our overall microbiome health, both forms of smell-prevention had advantages and disadvantages.

After that first day, the participants were asked to stop using their respective body odor-blocking products.

By the sixth and final day of the study, everyone’s microbiomes were all essentially the same, matching up with those of the people that had not used any product to begin with, though everyone’s microbiotic make up – and therefore, smell – is slightly different.

The study concluded that there is simply much more research to be done about our armpits, their smells and what they tell us about our health and ability to fight off environmental pathogens.

Read more: dailymail.

Is Lilian Muli taking shots at Betty Kyallo after her car ‘vanished’ with these comments?

Citizen TV’s Lillian Muli has called out all lazy women who want to live the life they can never afford. The sexy screen siren has advised women to avoid shortcuts in life and work hard for their money.

Lillian Muli

According to the mother of one, women should not leave beyond their means and also should stop flossing what doesn’t belong to them especially cars.

In an Instagram post that has gone viral, Lillian Muli wrote;

“Take pride in working hard for your own stuff be content with the little you have. That’s your sweat! don’t Live a fake life. Unless the logbook belongs to you darling don’t go painting the town red with borrowed assets. Some men out here giving girls the same car to floss with…smh I Tire.”

Her advice comes barely a week after her fellow TV girl Betty Kyallo announced on Instagram that she had bought a brand new car which is estimated between Sh3million and Sh4million

“If you don’t look back at your car after you’ve parked it, you’re driving the wrong car #RenaultMegane #ridewithme,” she shared accompanied by the photo below.

Betty Kyallo

In the recent past, there have been stories about female celebrities whose cars were repossessed by the owners after falling out and Betty Kyallo was one of them.

The KTN news anchor was the envy of the town when photos of her 2016 Porsche Cayenne worth $71,255 approximately Ksh 7m surfaced.

Endelea Kuturingia Na Subaru! Here’s The Expensive SUV Betty Kyallo Drives. Okari Angeweza Kweli? (Photos)

A few months later, Betty Kyallo was seen with another car raising eyebrows. The Porsche Cayenne allegedly belonged to a popular politician who took it away and was used during the August campaigns branded with NASA colours.

Were Lillian Muli’s sentiments directed at Betty?

Social media users have echoed Lillian’s sentiments and here is what they had to say;

Betty: 👌very true 👏👏👏

Caroline: Team real

Mutheu: Hahaha, de tell them again oh…

Wambui: Very true

Jeanne: Wisdom will kill you I swear!

Jose: Well put/ spot on @lilmuli

Doreen: Wooow I love this very true 💯💯❤

Lillian: Wonderful message my queen

Tendaimercy: Preach mamii,preach

Veronyakoboke:👊🏾 damn right girl!

Kambua shares sweet memory of her late father

They say the love between a father and daughter is forever and I agree with that. Celebrated gospel artiste and media personality Kambua Manundu Mathu is a great example. The beautiful singer is among the few women who are or rather was close with their fathers.

Just like any other caring father, the late Professor Manundu was very supportive to his daughter and every passing year, she occasionally writes tributes to him on her social media platforms. Six months ago, Kambua penned down a touching message remembering her father who died three years ago.

“3 years my Daddy, three years since God called you home. On a day like this in 2014 I was rubbing your feet and your hands, wondering why they were getting so cold. I didn’t understand that you were slowly transitioning from this side of life.
No one will ever understand the gap you left in my life. I see bits and pieces of you in our family. Mummy is such a strong woman. You really got heaven’s best. Babu and Ndzomo, I would never trade for anything and their babies are a replica of the man you were.

I hope I make you proud with the choices I make and the accolades I earn. I hope in some way I carry your legacy with the honor you truly deserve. Sleep on my daddy. In a little while Tutaonana tena. 09/04/2017.”

Well, yesterday, Kambua was the guest on stylish pastor Robert Burale’s show (TheRBLiveShow) where they talked about the importance of Father and Daughter relationships. 

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Kambua, who is yet to overcome her loss poured out her heart revealing the kind of man her father was.

“My father taught me about being a bold, a confident woman and loving God. Everything  I have become I owe to him for instilling confidence in me. Reminding me that I  was able to accomplish whatever it is I set out to do,” Kambua said.

The Bado Nasimama hit singer who got married to popular pastor Jackson Mathu who many refer to as her ‘ancestor’ due to their age difference, has never let critics deter her from doing what she loves most; singing and spreading the gospel to the younger generation.

“He led by example and saw him try on so many different things. He told me it was okay to try and fail but to keep trying.”

 

Adding;

“He told me I was beautiful. I have never had any doubt when criticism has been thrown my way about my physical appearance, the person I am because the most important man in my life already told me I was beautiful.”

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Kambua revealed that his father was her greatest support and he was always there for her.

“My dad loved people and celebrated people. I’m not only to learning to emulate him but even be a better person to make him proud. I thank him for the role that he played in my life.”

The Kubamba TV host reminisces on the great moments she shared with her father and she wished that he was alive to see the type of daughter she has grown into.

“I wish my father was alive to see the confident daughter I have become.”

Kambua also revealed that his father trusted pastor Mathu with his daughter and told him to take good care of her when he went to ask for her hand in marriage.

“Sijamfukuza, ukichoka na yeye, mrudishe,” these were Kambua’s father’s dad to her husband.

Kambua has advised fathers out here to show love to their daughters and support them.

“You’re her king, her everything and world. My father was my world. You have a role to play, to speak confidence in her life and love her. To tell her it’s ok to make mistakes and pick yourself up again.”

Kambua also called out deadbeat fathers telling hem to take responsibilities of their actions.

Watch the full interview HERE

‘My Daughter Tells My Wife When She Is Going To Have Sex’ (AUDIO)

A parent called in on Friday during the morning conversation on Classic 105 with Maina and King’ang’i and said his son comes home every weekend from campus, and he brings along with him many girls. The man says he buys his son condoms because he knows they are doing it in his house.

He also said he buys extra condoms so that his son gives to his friends in school.

Maina Kageni asked  this, “Should we as parents give our children contraceptives and condoms to protect them?”

Mwalimu said it’s wrong, and children should be encouraged to wait until later in life.

“Parents, you cannot bury your head in the sand, you are supposed to teach them about these things,” Maina Kageni said.

He also asked if it is unAfrican for parents to give their children contraceptives.

Well, during the discussion, a parent who is male called in and was so okay with the children being given condoms and for the ladies being given contraceptives.

The man said that he is married and they have a daughter who is in University. What was shocking was when he said that his daughter even informs her mother when she is going to have sex and they have no problem. He added that the girl is always given contraceptives because they know she will automatically go out there and have sex.

Listen to the whole conversation below;

Forget Kenyan Fuel Guzzlers! This Prime Minister Goes To Work Riding A Bicycle

Can you possibly picture our Kenyan leaders riding his or her bike to work? Never in a million years, and I bet some of them would say ‘I would rather die’.

Well forget them.

A picture of the Netherlands Prime Minister riding his bicycle to meet the country’s King, has gone viral on social media. The picture of the humble Pm has been retweeted thousands of times, with netizens noting how humble he is.

The Prime Minister named Mark Rutte, in the picture above can be seen parking his bike, and securing it to the wall, perhaps someone might steal it? Who knows!

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Captain Ozwald …The Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte arriving in a bike to the Palace is the coolest thing I have seen on the internet all week.

God and 95 Angels‏ ..Ours don’t even live in our country.

Pinto Kisambi‏…While in my country president would arrive in 20 cars with some carrying loudspeakers just to announce his arrival. God help Africa

Nameless makes his first public appearance after hospitalization

We have all been praying deeply for Nameless to feel better after he was admitted to hospital following a massive headache when he was in a PRISK board meeting. His friends, Daddy Owen and Nonini had to rush him to hospital because of the likely danger of a prolonged headache.

He later on explained after he was discharged that he was diagnosed with a life threatening condition called  subarachnoid hemorrhage.

Nameless in hospital

He explained, “I did a CT scan and was diagnosed with a life threatening situation called subarachnoid hemorrhage. This means some small blood vessels in the brain had ruptured and blood had leaked into the area between the brain and tissue and that was what was causing the intense headache.”

Mungu Halali: Nameless Now Out Of Danger, Recovering Well

But the doctor later on told him that his condition didn’t need surgery and the right medication would work for him and after an MRI test was done, it showed that there was no more leaked blood in the brain and was discharged with medication.

Well, inspite of being discharged, he was advised not to do any strenuous work so that he can recover well.

Nameless and Family

The Lord has been faithful to him and his family and he was able to take some time and head to church with his beautiful family. He can’t drive so his wife took over the wheel as they headed to church.

Still not allowed to drive so my lovely home nurse 😊😊driving us to church.” Nameless explained.

Pregnant Michel Yola is glowing as she cradles her baby bump

Michelle Yola is pregnant and looking really good. She seems to have come into her own after leaving Prezzo and finding a new man and then getting pregnant.

Prezzo on his part believed the child in question to be his but he eventually accepted Michelle Yola’s denial of the rumour and has since moved on.

But Michelle Yola no doubt doesn’t spend too much time thinking pf Prezzo, seeing as she is loved up and happy with her new man and the child she insists is his.

She recently posted some photos of herself enjoying life and I couldnae help but be impressed by her glow up. Check her out below:

 

 

Betty Kyallo’s daughter is all grown up

Betty Kyallo a blessed with a beautiful baby girl. And when everything is said and done regarding their love story, this one being, this young girl, is a beautiful testament to their love and an even more powerful legacy of it.

Anyway, a few months back, Betty Kyallo granted a rare interview to a popular Kenyan magazine in which she lifted the veil of her relationship with Denis Okari ever since she left her matrimonial home and vows behind. A man whom she has since accused of being a deadbeat father who refuses to take care of his own child.

You see, Kenya was treated to a whirlwind romance between her and a man she simply referred to as Hassan. But as interesting as the affair was, it was short lived. And now she is back to being single after they parted ways.

That however hasn’t stopped her from enjoying her life and she recently took to social media to enjoy her day out with her daughter. Check them out below:

Noti Flow reveals Colonel Mustafa has a cucu girlfriend

Noti Flow and Colonel Mustafa have been having issues and it all culminated in the femcee collaborating with Colonel Mustafa’s arch-nemesis Prezzo.

 

So I decided to call Noti Flow and have a conversation about why she has decided to work with Prezzo, why she and Colonel Mustafa have decided to kill their budding romance and whether she and Prezzo are now romantically involved.

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But for the sake of today’s story, we will be focussing on a bombshell she dropped on me.

While talking to her about why she and Colonel Mustafa are no longer together, she said,

“He has a sugar mummy! And imagine how old she must be given how old Colonel Mustafa is… He will be with me, leave and go to Dubai to her!”

Listen to the audio of the conversation between us below:

Kenyans praise woman who rescued drug addicted former schoolmate

A Kenyan woman by the name Wanja Mwaura has left Kenyans praising her due to her act of kindness. Wanja recently rescued her former classmate, only identified as Hinga, who was badly affected by drug abuse leaving him looking like a street urchin.

Wanja Mwaura and Hinga
Wanja Mwaura and Hinga before he was taken to rehab

Wanja Mwaura took Hinga to rehab where he is recovering and she is calling upon well-wishers to support her so that so that she can pay for Hinga’s full recovery at the rehab.

Wanja Mwaura and Hinga

“What can I say? I’m overwhelmed. My Friend Hinga is now doing well in rehab. Look at what God has done. Compare the photos from where we started AnD where we are now.
I, however, need your support to continue paying for the facility,” she wrote on Facebook.

Kenyans have been mesmerized by Wanja Mwaura’s act of kindness and here is what they had to say;

Joy: Be blessed.My prayer is he recovers fully.

Karanja: True expression of God’s love

Ken: That is a Gold heart be blessed

Charles: Wonderful, practical sermon. God bless.

Carol:  Waah..I know that guy. Indeed this is from grass to grace. God bless you abundantly for the awesome job you’re doing.

Wanja Mwaura and Hinga

Gilbert: Pure love. Humanity, and Godliness. Bravo girl.

Mbui: Oh maan, this is sooo humbling…. God bless you gal!

Martin: True love of humanity. Congrats siz

Wanjiku: These are the stories that I wanna hear God km bless you so much girl. Hinga will overcome this in Jesus name

Stanley: Very noble course May The Almighty God bless you.

Elizabeth: Woow…Great…Thanx be to GOD…May GOD shower you with His blessings

Kuria: Wow great transformation. God richly bless you.

Dan: Wanja Mwaura this is a real inspiration. I wanna be like you.

Otachi:  God bless you and your work helping people.

Phylis: So inspiring if only we can touch someones life the world would be different

Grace: Wow am touched by what God can do..may the gud God bless you..

Miriam: What a transformation! Jamani kuna mungu

Maina: Amazing what God can do…what a transformation!

Gerald: Waah, am so proud of you Wanja. You are surely blessed. Whatever you are doing requires such a big heart. May the Lord always come to your aid at your time of need. Bless you….

Elias: God bless you, and I know and believe, God will pay in a special way,you are one in a million.

Njuguna: Can attest to his transformation for the 3 days v seen around there ..It’s God’s doing n thank Him for that.today he was even better

Roman: Look what Wanja Mwaura has done. This is true Humanity.
My Faith In Humanity Restored: This Lady ran into her Old Childhood friend only to find out he is now a drug addict turned mad man roaming around the streets aimlessly so she took him to a restaurant and fed him, Then she put him in a rehab Centre fast forward to today he is now Looking Healthier and doing alot better… Show Some Love

Check out photos of Hinga after being taken to rehab

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Wanja Mwaura and Hinga

This woman’s mother in law pooped at her doorstep for not bearing a daughter

Mother-in-laws are said to be cold-hearted, unkind, unwelcoming, cruel, strict, abusive and even crooked creatures from hell. Most of them are the kind of species you’ll never want to interact with on this earth. They make their daughter-in-laws’ lives miserable and if you thought the many sad tales you’ve heard about them are wrong, wait until you read the story I’m about to write. Continue reading “This woman’s mother in law pooped at her doorstep for not bearing a daughter”

Citizzen Tv presenter Willis Raburu fights back against body shaming

Body shaming has sadly become common in Kenya especially on social media. Of late, many celebrities among them Willis Raburu, Pierra Makena, DK Kwenye Beat, Sheila Mwanyigha have been bullied online for their body size and it seems this fad is not going to end anytime soon. Continue reading “Citizzen Tv presenter Willis Raburu fights back against body shaming”

Uchawi Or Nah! Do You Want To Eat Your Placenta? Here Is Medical Advice About That

‘Eating the placenta borders on cannibalism’, a leading expert has claimed.

The celebrity fad favoured by Kim and Kourtney Kardashian has no health benefits and could be deadly, according to Dr Alex Farr from the Medical University of Vienna.

Although previously praised as a ‘superfood’ that boosts milk production, prevents post-natal depression and aids pregnancy recovery, Dr Farr states nutrients are present in insufficient amounts to have any health benefits.

The placenta may also contain heavy metals, he adds. When ingested, these metals could cause headaches, seizures or even death.

Mothers were recently advised by The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention not to eat their placenta after a newborn developed life-threatening blood poisoning passed on from its mother when she took bacteria-contaminated pills.

This comes after pregnant mother-of-three Coleen Rooney, 31, who is married to ex-England football captain Wayne Rooney, told her Twitter followers earlier this week she plans to eat placenta pills after the birth of her new arrival. She has previously said they helped her regain her pre-baby body in past pregnancies.

Kim Kardashian, who is married to Kanye West, is also a fan, taking placenta pills after the birth of her second child Saint.

According to Dr Farr, the placenta contains insufficient levels of nutrients, such as zinc, iron and selenium, to benefit women’s health.

It may also accumulate heavy metals, he adds, which could cause seizures and life-threatening complications if ingested.

Dr Farr said: ‘Medically speaking, the placenta is a waste product.

‘Most mammals eat the placenta after birth, but we can only guess why they do so.

‘After the placenta is genetically part of the newborn, eating the placenta borders on cannibalism.’

This comes after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s recent statement warning new mothers not to consume their placenta after a newborn developed life-threatening blood poisoning passed on from its mother when she took tablets contaminated with the sepsis-causing bacteria Streptococcus agalactiae.

Coleen's took placenta pills after the birth of her third son Kit in January of last year

Coleen’s took placenta pills after the birth of her third son Kit in January of last year

Coleen Rooney claims the pills have multiple benefits

It is not the first time Coleen has indulged in the £200-practice, having praised placenta pills for making her more energised, boosting her milk production and helping with weight loss after the birth of her third son Kit in January of last year.

Supporters believe it aids pregnancy recovery 

The placenta is most commonly consumed in capsule form, but can be eaten raw, cooked, dehydrated or in smoothies.

Supporters of the practice often claim the organ contains valuable vitamins and hormones that could boost a new mother’s milk production, prevent post-natal depression, provide energy and aid recovery after pregnancy.

The study’s findings were published in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

OTHER CELEBRITIES WHO’VE EATEN THEIR PLACENTA

Mad Men actress January Jones credits placenta pills for giving her energy after the birth of her son Xander Dane in 2011.

Alicia Silverstone, best known for her role in Clueless, took placenta capsules after having her son Bear Blue in 2011, calling them ‘happy pills’.

In 2013, Playboy model and Hugh Hefner’s ex-girlfriend Holly Madison wrote on her blog saying she was planning on taking placenta pills after the birth of her daughter Rainbow.

After baby number three, Kourtney Kardashian described her placenta pills as ‘life changing’.

Ex-Atomic Kitten star Natasha Hamilton said taking placenta pills ‘was the best money I ever spent’ after having her fourth child.

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‘Please Stop Asking, No, It’s Not Me,’ Corazon Kwamboka Calls Out Impersonator Who Is Conning Men

Socialite turned advocate of the high court, Corazon Kwamboka, is not happy about an impersonator who is using her name to lure men for financial gain.

Corazon is currently in Italy with her caucasian boo, found out about this when her pals sent her screenshots of the conversations with the impersonator.

Meanwhile, many African men were heartbroken when she hooked up with the Italian bae.

One Instagrammer wrote her a threatening message.

“The threats I receive every day for being in love with someone who isn’t black.. 😢,” Coarazon Kwamboka wrote posting the threat.

Corazon Kwamboka

Corazon also took to Instagram to warn people that there is an imposter angling at using her social media clout to con people.

She wrote, “They’ve started using my name I to con people on whatsapp again.. be very careful; last year some ladies fell for one guy who claimed he dated me and used that to lure them; many ladies fell victim of this guy thinking he is rich because I dated him 😂😂😂; Shauri yenu… beware of this new scam… Corazon is a very anti social girl; I don’t even have friends in kenya so if anyone texts you with any of this bullshit just know you are being scammed.. I wonder why they use me though 😣. As for those fake Facebook account… please stop asking no it’s not me.”

Here is the screenshot.

Corazon Kwamboka

Her fans reacted.

syte24: Corazon, they use you because you soo damn fine😍
vaporxx: You already know why they used you because your a Beautiful Woman and some Men out there are simple as 1+1.. Don’t sweat they nonsense and be E Z ☝🏾💯
iduborprince: Lol you said you don’t even have a friend in kenya , when u are from Kenya…..people are so funny
corazon_kwamboka: @iduborprince and so? Old man like you what are you doing on my page
iduborprince: [email protected] thank you for making me know am old, but don’t tell me the country you grow up from dat you don’t have friends there….dat is pride

Kenyan Reality TV Actress Denies Offering Sex On Tinder (Screenshots)

Nairobi Diaries star Iptisam Ali was at pains to explain if she offers sex in exchange from money to men she meets on social dating websites.

Screenshots of her conversation with a man only identified as Peter Hopkins have been leaked on the interwebs and have gone viral.

The messages posted from the dating app Tinder follow a conversation between Ali and Hopkins in what looks like texts planning a sexual rendezvous.

“Wanted to say am going to be very simple,” Ali chats. Hopkins responds, ” Wear what’s okay with you.”

An impatient Hopkins then asks her in another chat, “Are you coming or not? Or I look for another girl?” Ali assuages his fears and tells him she in on her way.

Once she get to the hotel, she asks him for the room number and she is given a wrong room number. She later finds out it was a set-up because the hotel reception confirms to her that they have no such room number or guest by that name.

Ali said, “First of all, I did not hook up. The moment he gave me his room number I knew he is playing. Because there is no such room number at Kempinski. All rooms are four digits.”

Do you hook up with people you meet on these dating sites? “I don’t mind meeting new people from these sites. I have made friends from that site. So I don’t see anything wrong with that. So it’s not about what people are thinking.”

Ali said the screenshots getting leaked are the work of a “mama”, adding, “Aaargh! If she has decided to do that, it is all good and fine.”

Check out the screenshots…

 

‘I stopped him and managed to get out of the room,’ Real Accounts By Hollywood Actresses Who Refused Sexually Transmitted Movie Roles

Harvey Weinstein was checked into rehab in Arizona on Friday as dozens of women accuse him of rape, sexual assault or inappropriate behavior.

By the time he was admitted, allegedly for sex addiction, more than 30 women – including Angelina JolieGwyneth Paltrow, Rose McGowan, and Cara Delevingne – have released detailed statements, describing Weinstein’s alleged advances.

It was a swift move by the disgraced movie mogul to save face just days after the scandal erupted.

WEINSTEIN’S ACCUSERS
Gwyneth Paltrow: The star told the New York Times that Weinstein touched her and suggested having joint massages in the bedroom before she started shooting the 1996 film Emma. She said she told her then boyfriend Brad Pitt about the incident and he confronted the mogul.

angelina-jolie-cryAngelina Jolie: Jolie told the Times she had to turn down advances from Weinstein in 1998 and chose never to work with him again. She said she warned other women about him

Cara Delevingne: ‘As soon as we were alone he began to brag about all the actresses he had slept with and how he had made their careers and spoke about other inappropriate things of a sexual nature. He then invited me to his room. I quickly declined and asked his assistant if my car was outside. She said it wasn’t and wouldn’t be for a bit and I should go to his room. At that moment I felt very powerless and scared but didn’t want to act that way hoping that I was wrong about the situation. When I arrived I was relieved to find another woman in his room and thought immediately I was safe. He asked us to kiss and she began some sort of advances upon his direction. I swiftly got up and asked him if he knew that I could sing. And I began to sing….i thought it would make the situation better….more professional….like an audition….i was so nervous. After singing I said again that I had to leave.He walked me to the door and stood in front of it and tried to kiss me on the lips. I stopped him and managed to get out of the room’.

Lea Seydoux: ‘We were talking on the sofa when he suddenly jumped on me and tried to kiss me. I had to defend myself. He’s big and fat, so I had to be forceful to resist him. He tried more than once. This was never going to be about work. He had other intentions – I could see that very clearly. All throughout the evening, he flirted and stared at me as if I was a piece of meat. It was hard to say no because he’s so powerful. I’m an actress and he’s a producer. We are in the same industry, so its impossible to avoid him. I’ve seen how he operates: the way he looks for an opening. The way he tests women to see what he can get away with. That’s the most disgusting thing. Everyone knew what Harvey was up to and no one did anything. It’s unbelievable that he’s been able to act like this for decades and still keep his career.

Asia Argento: The Italian actress has accused Weinstein of forcibly performing oral sex on her when she was 21. ‘He terrified me, and he was big. It wouldn’t stop. It was a nightmare.’ She said she went on to have consensual sex with him over the years that followed. She documented the alleged attack in her 2000 film Scarlet Diva.

Zoe Brock: ‘Harvey left the room, but not for long. He re-emerged naked a couple of minutes later and asked if I would give him a massage. Panicking, in shock, I remember weighing up the options and wondering how much I needed to placate him to keep myself safe. I told him I was uncomfortable and that I was angry that I had been tricked into this position. He pleaded with me to let him massage me and I let him put his hands on my shoulders while my mind raced. Harvey chased me, d**k, b**ls and all, and banged on the door with his fists, pleading with me to come out.’

Louisette Geiss: Actress was called to a late night meeting with Weinstein in 2008. He allegedly emerged in a bathrobe and told her he would green light her script if she watched him masterbate. She left the meeting.

Judith Godreche: The French actress says Weinstein tried to massage her and pull off her sweater after asking her up to his Cannes suite to see the view in 1996.
Dawn Dunning: Aspiring actress says she was called to a meeting about future film projects in 2003. When she arrived Weinstein presented her with three scripts for his next three movies which he would let her star in, only if she had three-way sex with him. She fled the hotel.

Tomi-Ann Roberts: Weinstein met her when she was serving tables as a college junior in 1984 and told her to meet him at his home. When she arrived, she says, he was naked in the bath and told her she would give a better audition if she was nude. She says she refused and left.

Katherine Kendall: The Swingers actress was told Weinstein had to stop off in his apartment to pick something up after a screening in 1993. He changed into a bathrobe and told her to massage her. When she resisted she said the mogul returned naked and chased her.

Lucia Evans: The actress, formerly known as Lucia Stoller, claims Weinstein forced her to perform oral sex on him in 2004. Speaking to the New Yorker, she said that she suffered years of trauma after the incident which occurred in a ‘casting meeting’ in a Miramax office in Manhattan. He reportedly called her late at night after the incident.

Mira Sorvino: The Mighty Aphrodite actress told the New Yorker that Weinstein tried to massage her in a hotel room at the 1995 Toronto International Film Festival. He then went to her home in the middle of the night but she called a male friend to protect her, she claimed. She said turning down the mogul adversely affected her career.

Rosanna Arquette: The actress also said her career suffered after she rebuffed Weinstein’s advances in the early 1990s. At a hotel meeting he tried to put her hand on his erect penis, she claims.

Rose McGowan: The actress, who made her breakthrough in 1996 in the Weinstein-produced slasher revival movie Scream, reportedly sued Weinstein after he assaulted her in 1997 at the Sundance Film Festival. She signed a non-disclosure agreement at the close of the suit and has only referred to him obliquely in social media since. On Sunday she referred to being abused by a ‘monster’ and has previously referred to being raped by a studio head.

Ashley Judd: Judd’s film roles include the 1997 thriller Kiss the Girls – and says that during the filming of that movie Weinstein repeatedly asked her to watch him shower. She was one of the women who spoke out to The New York Times this week, saying: ‘Women have been talking about Harvey amongst ourselves for a long time, and it’s simply beyond time to have the conversation publicly.’

Emma De Caunes: French actress Emma de Caunes said that she met Weinstein in 2010, soon after he told her he had a script he was producing based on a book with a strong female character. Weinstein offered to show her the script, and asked her up to his hotel room, where he began to take a shower. He then emerged naked and with an erection, asking her to lay down with him on the bed and telling her that many had done so before. ‘I was very petrified,’ said de Caunes. ‘But I didn’t want to show him that I was petrified, because I could feel that the more I was freaking out, the more he was excited.’

Lauren O’Connor: A former employee of The Weinstein Company, she told executives there in the fall of 2015 that there was ‘a toxic environment for women at this company’ after one of her colleagues told her that Weinstein had pressured her into massaging him while he was naked, the NYT said.

Ambra Battilana: An Italian actress and model, she told the NYT that in March 2015 Weinstein invited her to his New York office. There, she said, he asked if her breasts were real before grabbing them and putting his hands up her skirt. She reported the alleged incident to police, but they did not press charges. According to the NYT, Weinstein later paid her off.

Jessica Barth: Weintein reportedly pressured Barth, an actress, to give him a naked massage in the Peninsula Hotel from 2011 onwards.

Laura Madden: An ex-employee, she told the NYT that Weinstein had asked her to give him massages from 1991 onwards, while they were both in London and Dublin. ‘It was so manipulative,’ she told the NYT. ‘You constantly question yourself – am I the one who is the problem?’ Weinstein denied knowledge.

Emily Nestor: Nestor was a temporary employee of the Weinstein Company for just one day in 2014 when Weinstein approached her and offered to boost her career in exchange for sex, the NYT reported.

Zelda Perkins: An assistant of Weinstein’s based in London in 1998; then 25, she reportedly confronted Weinstein after she and ‘several’ others were harassed and later settled out of court.

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Broke? Me? Nah Brah! Prezzo Rubbishes Claims That He Has Financial Problems

Kenyan rapper Prezzo is said to be broke after he failed to afford the studio fees of top recording studios in Tanzania. According to The Reverend’s column on the Star Newspaper, the rapper was even offered a 75% discount but it was too high for his pocket.

It is said that he walked from studio to studio looking for a cheaper offer.

A source whispered to the Reverend that he gave out all his accessories to be allowed to record at a Tanzanian based record label

“Braza, huyo msanii alitupea hizo bling bling zaka kwa sababu hakua na hela. Jameni, hatuwezi msaidia. Tulidhani yeye ni big deal huko Kenya, salala kumbe hana chochote!”

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Prezzo spoke to Kiss Fm website exclusively on the said matter. He rubbished the allegations and added that he instead bought more jewellery while over there.

“Thats not true. I can even give you my video director’s number. They can confirm that I went there and bought even more jewellery. I came back with more and not less jewellery. I had my own stylist and I had everything intact. As a matter of fact with three people, we flew there, we didn’t even drive.”

The My City My Town hitmaker further says he is not using drugs and for him to fly out his crew to Tanzania means he is financially fit.

“All these allegations gives people a rush when they point fingers at me. They will say Prezzo does drugs but then I’ve never been to rehab even ones in my lifetime. All these allegations are formulated out of  jealousy. For me to travel with my crew already goes to show we are financially fit. If  I wouldn’t be, then I wouldn’t be able to accommodate two other people with me.”

He went ahead to say he will not reveal the price of the jewellery he bought while in Tanzania because that is like an investment for him

“I cease to reveal such information. My jewellery speaks for itself. Ever since 2003 I’ve been wearing jewelery, I love them and its been like an investment.”