See How Grown Up And Manly Machachari’s Baha Has Become (PHOTOS)

Tyler Kamau Mbaya, popularly known as Baha of the famous kids TV show, Machachari, is all grown up now. The 17-year-old started his acting career at a tender age and has since then graced the local TV scene with his comical character.

Baha, who has now become a TV presenter recently launched a Youtube channel where he started off hosting his best friend and colleague Govi.

Oops! Isn’t this him when he was kicking off his career?

Woiyee… Machachari’s Baha Reveals The Most Horrifying Experience About His Life We Didn’t Know

Baha, is now a grown up gentleman.

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Machachari actor Almasi responds to haters who judge him

5 Kenyan Actors who have made it in Hollywood

When Kenyans successful in Hollywood are mentioned Lupita nyong’os name is on every ones lips and with good reason. She put Kenya on the map in Hollywood. Before her rise to fame were other great actors. They may not be as big as the oscar winning actress, but they have managed to set a name for themselves in the international market. Here’s a list.

1. Edi Gathegi
Edi is a Kenyan born American based actor who has appeared in severaL TV shows and films. The 36-year old actor was born in Eastlands Nairobi but studied in the USA. He is known for his role in X-Men First Class, Gone Baby, Crank, The Twilight Saga, Beauty and the Beast.

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2. Oliver Litondo
Oliver is a Kenyan actor born in Kakamega. He studied in the United States and was a tv presenter before venturing into acting. Litondo is known majorly for his role starring Kimani Maruge in the movie The First Grader. He has also starred in Sheen: Queen of the Jungle, Ivory Hunters, The Search for the Nile and The Bush Trackers.

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3. Charles Gitonga Maina
He is best known for his co-starring role in The Air Up There where he plays Saleh. He has also made guest appearances in the series Lost land.

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4. Benjamin Ochieng’
He was born and raised in Nairobi but went to study computer science in USA. He ventured into music and art later and finally got into acting. His most notable works are playing Reverend Jude in the movie God’s not dead and in his role is the movie Kwame and the 2003 film Tears of the sun. He has also starred in the movie Default.

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5. Lupita Nyong’o
Nyong’os debut in Hollywood was through Steve McQueen’s historical drama 12 Years a Slave in 2013. She won an Oscar for the best supporting actress in 2014. Her rise to fame has not stalled since, she was voted by People magazine as the most beautiful woman and her featured in several other magazine covers. In Kenya, Lupita is remembered in the sex, money and party TV series Shuga. She is currently in Kampala shooting her next film ‘Queen of Katwe’. Check out her photos as Harper Bazaar May cover girl here.

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What’s next for Oscar stars?

Eddie Redmayne (winner for The Theory of Everything)
This year, the Eton-educated actor transformed himself into Professor Stephen Hawking for The Theory of Everything and won the best actor Oscar for that performance. But that was nothing. In 2016, Redmayne will star in The Danish Girl, Tom Hooper’s biopic of Einar Wegener, the Danish painter and transgender woman who was one of the first ever people to undergo sex reassignment surgery. Speaking after his Oscars triumph, Eddie Redmayne has vowed to go to Cambridge to show his award to Hawking. Talking about his own success, Redmayne said: “I’ve always had to fight for jobs. Retaining employment will keep me very happy!”

Julianne Moore (winner for Still Alice)
2014 was a fine year for Julianne Moore, thanks to her stand-out performances in Still Alice and Maps to the Stars. The American, who won best actress, will play a trio of strong female characters in 2015. She will return as President Alma Coin in the finale of The Hunger Games franchise, as a young woman in NYC trying to carve out a living in Maggie’s Plan, and as Laurel Hester, the gay New Jersey police officer who famously fought to secure her pension benefits, in Peter Sollett’s Freeheld (Steve Carrell will also appear as an equality advocate).

Michael Keaton (nominated for Birdman)
If the self-reflexive Birdman has reinvigorated Keaton’s career, it seems he is passing the favour on to the King King story – he’ll appear in the reboot Kong: Skull Island in 2017. For those who can’t wait to see him again, Keaton will voice a character in Illumination Entertainment’s playful animation Minions (currently in post-production) and star in Spotlight, as a Boston newspaper editor uncovering child molestation in the Catholic Church.

Alejandro González Iñárritu (winner for Birdman)
Iñárritu’s next feature is the dark, historical drama The Revenant, set in the Wild West in 1822 and starring Leonardo DiCaprio as a bear hunter out for revenge after being betrayed by two men. The Mexican director will also be working on the small screen this year with the 10-episode TV series of The One Percent, which follows the life of a struggling farmer and his discovery of a life-changing secret.

Bradley Cooper (nominated for American Sniper)
Cooper – aka, Hollywood’s current golden boy – will appear alongside fellow Oscar nominee Emma Stone as a military contractor in Cameron Crowe’s romantic comedy Aloha. The American actor will star in an untitled, restaurant-based John Wells comedy, while he reteams with American Hustle’s Jennifer Lawrence and director David O Russell in Joy, the story of Miracle Mop inventor Joy Mangano. All this, plus he’s due to appear in the Netflix revival of Wet Hot American Summer. There are also rumours that Cooper will make his directorial debut in father-in-law-meets-son comedy Honeymoon with Harry.

10 on-screen couples who hated each other in real life

As rumours that Fifty Shades of Grey co-stars Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan can’t stand each other in real-life continue to circulate, we’ve rounded up 10 more movie couples whose on-screen passion was matched by off-screen loathing.

1. Ryan Gosling & Rachel McAdams – The Notebook (2004)
The director describes how the pair resorted to “screaming and shouting” at each other. But all that tension was clearly a sign of something deeper: after the film was finished, Gosling and McAdams ended up dating for three years.

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2. Pierce Brosnan & Teri Hatcher – Tomorrow Never Dies (1998)
Pierce Brosnan apparently wasn’t too keen on working with Tomorrow Never Dies Bond girl Teri Hatcher: the actor resented the soon-to-be Desperate Housewife for her poor timekeeping and late arrivals on set. “I got very upset with her,” Brosnan later said. “She was always keeping me waiting for hours. I must admit I let slip a few words which weren’t very nice.” It eventually transpired that poor Hatcher was pregnant and suffering from morning sickness.

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3. Leonardo DiCaprio and Claire Danes – Romeo + Juliet (1996)
Danes allegedly became fed up with DiCaprio’s habit of playing pranks on the cast and crew, while, Leo in turn found Danes annoyingly reserved and uptight. According to moviemaking rumour, the pair avoided speaking when the cameras weren’t rolling – less “star-crossed lovers”, more just two quite cross stars.

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4. Nick Nolte and Julia Roberts – I Love Trouble (1994)
The pair first clashed on the set of the 1994 romantic comedy I Love Trouble (their mutual distaste translated into a distinct lack of on-screen chemistry), during which they reportedly ended up having to shoot some of their scenes separately. Afterwards, Roberts described Nick Nolte as “completely disgusting”, while Nolte’s take on Roberts was: “she’s not a nice person, everyone knows that.”

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5. Shannen Doherty and Jason Lee – Mallrats (1995)
Jason Lee, who played Shannen Doherty’s love interest in Kevin Smith’s 1994 comedy Mall Rats, was said to have found his co-star remarkably unpleasant to work with. He wasn’t the first of Doherty’s co-stars to make similar claims: both Jason Priestley, who played Doherty’s brother on the TV series Beverly Hills 90210, and Alyssa Milano, who played her sister on Charmed, have described the actress as “difficult”.

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6. William Baldwin and Sharon Stone – Sliver (1993)
During the making of this notoriously awful Joe Eszterhas-scripted thrille, Sharon Stone enjoyed “torturing” Baldwin between takes, purely to amuse herself. During one kissing scene, she allegedly bit her co-star’s tongue so hard that he wasn’t able to speak for a week afterwards.

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7. Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey – Dirty Dancing (1987)
Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey had already fallen out on the set of their previous film Red Dawn, and when it came to making Dirty Dancing, apparently neither of the stars had the time of their life. Swayze allegedly found Grey intensely irritating to work with. “She’d slip into silly moods, forcing us to do scenes over and over,” he later wrote in his memoir.

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8. Richard Gere and Debra Winger – An Officer and a Gentleman (1982)
Debra Winger hated making the film and likened co-star Gere to “a brick wall”. (She also described the film’s director Taylor Hackford as “an animal”.)

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9. Anthony Hopkins and Shirley MacLaine – A Change Of Seasons (1980)
When asked his opinion on his A Change of Seasons co-star Shirley MacLaine, Anthony Hopkins got straight to the point, stating: “She was the most obnoxious actress I have ever worked with.”

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10. Tony Curtis and Marilyn Monroe – Some Like It Hot (1959)
When asked what it was like kissing Marilyn Monroe – who, at the time, was considered one of the most desirable women in the world – Curtis responded: “It was like kissing Hitler”. Speaking about the scene in which the couple kiss on a yacht, he later recalled: “It was awful. She nearly choked me to death by deliberately sticking her tongue down my throat into my windpipe.”

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Lupita Nyong’o rocks corn rows on the red carpet

We are always on the lookout for Lupita’s red carpet style when it is award season and she did not disappoint on Sunday at the 2015 SAG awards .  Lupita Nyong’o who was last season crowned the queen of red carpet was rocking a floral and striped Elie Saab gown  with an epic crown braid. Lupita’s hairstyle started with cornrows around the hairline and blended into an Afro puff surrounded by plaits.

Here are some more photos of her on the red carpet courtesy popsugar.com;

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Oscars 2015: Nominations list

Here is the full list of nominations for the 87th Academy Awards, to be held in Los Angeles on 22 February.

Best picture
American Sniper
Birdman
Boyhood
The Grand Budapest Hotel
The Imitation Game
Selma
The Theory of Everything
Whiplash

Best director
Wes Anderson, The Grand Budapest Hotel
Alejandro G Inarritu, Birdman
Richard Linklater, Boyhood
Bennett Miller, Foxcatcher
Morten Tyldum, The Imitation Game

Best actor
Steve Carell, Foxcatcher
Bradley Cooper, American Sniper
Benedict Cumberbatch, The Imitation Game
Michael Keaton, Birdman
Eddie Redmayne, The Theory of Everything

Best actress
Marion Cotillard, Two Days, One Night
Felicity Jones, The Theory of Everything
Julianne Moore, Still Alice
Rosamund Pike, Gone Girl
Reese Witherspoon, Wild

Best supporting actor
Robert Duvall, The Judge
Ethan Hawke, Boyhood
Edward Norton, Birdman
Mark Ruffalo, Foxcatcher
JK Simmons, Whiplash

Best supporting actress
Patricia Arquette, Boyhood
Laura Dern, Wild
Keira Knightley, The Imitation Game
Emma Stone, Birdman
Meryl Streep, Into the Woods

Best original screenplay
Birdman
Boyhood
Foxcatcher
The Grand Budapest Hotel
Nightcrawler

Best animated feature
Big Hero 6
The Boxtrolls
How to Train Your Dragon 2
Song of the Sea
The Tale of Princess Kaguya

Read more: http://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-30835975

People’s Choice Awards 2015 – Complete Winners List!

The fans were in charge of all the awards at the 2015 People’s Choice Awards held at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on Wednesday (January 7) in Los Angeles.

The show was hosted this year by Mom co-stars Anna Faris and Allison Janney.

The big winner of the night was CBS’ The Big Bang Theory, which took home the award for Favorite TV Show and Favorite Network TV Comedy. It was the fourth year in a row that the show won the latter category.

Only a fraction of the awards were handed out during the show, so see the full list of the winners from the night inside the post.

Here is the full list of winners:

Favorite Humanitarian
Ben Affleck

MOVIE CATEGORIES

Favorite Movie
Maleficent

Favorite Movie Actor
Robert Downey Jr.

Favorite Movie Actress
Jennifer Lawrence

Favorite Movie Duo
Shailene Woodley & Theo James
Divergent

Favorite Action Movie
Divergent

Favorite Action Movie Actor
Chris Evans

Favorite Action Movie Actress
Jennifer Lawrence

Favorite Comedic Movie
22 Jump Street

Favorite Comedic Movie Actor
Adam Sandler

Favorite Comedic Movie Actress
Melissa McCarthy

Favorite Dramatic Movie
The Fault in Our Stars

Favorite Dramatic Movie Actor
Robert Downey Jr.

Favorite Dramatic Movie Actress
Chloë Grace Moretz

Favorite Family Movie
Maleficent

Favorite Thriller Movie
Gone Girl

TV CATEGORIES

Favorite TV Icon
Betty White

Favorite TV Show
The Big Bang Theory

Favorite Network TV Comedy
The Big Bang Theory

Favorite Comedic TV Actor
Chris Colfer

Favorite Comedic TV Actress
Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting

Favorite Network TV Drama
Grey’s Anatomy

Favorite Dramatic TV Actor
Patrick Dempsey

Favorite Dramatic TV Actress
Ellen Pompeo

Favorite Cable TV Comedy
Melissa & Joey

Favorite Cable TV Drama
Pretty Little Liars

Favorite Cable TV Actor
Matt Bomer

Favorite Cable TV Actress
Angie Harmon

Favorite TV Crime Drama
Castle

Favorite Crime Drama TV Actor
Nathan Fillion

Favorite Crime Drama TV Actress
Stana Katic

Favorite Network Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Show
Beauty and the Beast

Favorite Cable Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Show
Outlander

Favorite Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Actor
Misha Collins

Favorite Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Actress
Kristin Kreuk

Favorite Competition TV Show
The Voice

Favorite Daytime TV Host
Ellen DeGeneres

Favorite Late Night Talk Show Host
Jimmy Fallon

Favorite Dramedy
Orange Is the New Black

Favorite TV Duo
Nina Dobrev & Ian Somerhalder

Favorite TV Character We Miss Most
Sandra Oh as Cristina Yang
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Favorite Actor In A New TV Series
David Tennant

Favorite Actress In A New TV Series
Viola Davis

 

Forbes Top Earning Actors of 2014

In Forbes’ list of The Top Grossing Actors of 2014 the 24-year-old Oscar winner Jennifer Lawrence came out on top, grossing a total of $1.4 billion for her films Hunger Games: Mockingjay and X-Men: Days of Future Past.

In early December a deluge of hacked emails from Sony revealed Lawrence and co-star Amy Adams were paid around 23 per cent less than their male American Hustle co-stars, Bradley Cooper, Christian Bale and Jeremy Renner.

The leaked emails highlighted what commentators have labelled “a troubling truth”, that all women, no matter their wealth or celebrity status, are still burdened by the gender pay gap.

Despite this, Lawrence’s success with her subsequent films have left her on top, and her good run looks set to continue. Next year she will appear in the final instalment of the Hunger Games and her first film following the popular series will see her working again with American Hustle and Silver Linings Playbook director David O. Russell in the film Joy.

Here is the full list

Jennifer Lawrence : Global Box Office: $1.4 billion

Chris Pratt : Global Box Office: $1.2 billion

Scarlett Johansson : Global Box Office: $1.18 billion

Mark Wahlberg : Global Box Office: $1 billion

Chris Evans : Global Box Office: $801 million

Emma Stone : Global Box Office: $764 million

Angelina Jolie : Global Box Office: $758 million

James McAvoy : Global Box Office: $747 million

Michael Fassbender : Global Box Office: $746 million

Hugh Jackman : Global Box Office: $746 million

Kenyan actors turn up in large numbers to meet hollywood stars

Kenyan actors were treated to a rare meet and greet cocktail with top hollywood stars at the weekend. The star studded affair including Ron Perlman, Michael Jai White, Tony Jaa are on an African tour as they publicize their new movie Skin Trade.

 

Cameron Diaz wants to get fully nude on film

Cameron Diaz admits she would have no problem going completely nude for a movie role if it was in good taste.

The 42-year-old actress is yet to completely strip off in a motion picture but admits she wouldn’t have any problems barring all as long as it was in good taste and fitted in with the script.

She said, “People have seen my butt. I’ve shown the top of my butt, the bottom of my butt. I’m not opposed to doing nudity as long as it’s part of the story. I’ll do whatever has to get done if it’s the right thing.”

Cameron’s latest acting role saw her playing Miss Hannigan in the musical Annie and the blonde beauty admits she cried uncontrollably while rehearsing for the production because she has a great fear of singing in front of people.