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Video: Steve Harvey faces backlash for mocking Asian men

Steve Harvey has caused trouble with a new clip from his show.
The talk show host has come under fire for comments he made about Asian men during his "Steve Harvey Show" on Friday. A clip of the moment began gaining viral attention after it circulated online this week.
During the show, Harvey shares a 2002 book cover with the title "How to Date a White Woman: A Practical Guide for Asian Men."
"Excuse me, do you like Asian men?" he said. "No, thank you."
He said if there was a similar book titled "How to Date a Black Woman: A Practical Guide [for] Asian Men," it would be "one page too!"
"'You like Asian men?' 'I don’t even like Chinese food. It don’t stay with you no time … I don’t eat what I can’t pronounce."
As Harvey made the comments, he frequently paused to laugh at his own jokes.

But plenty of people didn't see the humor in his bit.
"This was so not necessary and down right disrespectful,&quo…

(Photos) Selena Gomez Spotted Kissing The Weeknd

Just two months after splitting with his longtime girlfriend, Bella Hadid, the "Starboy" singer was spotted sharing a steamy smooch with Selena Gomez outside the Giorgio Baldi restaurant in Santa Monica, California, on Tuesday.
In pics obtained by ET, Gomez, clad in powder blue pants, a black peacoat and booties, can be seen wrapping her arms around her rumored beau.


Photographers also caught the "Can't Keep My Hands to Myself" singer adorably kissing The Weeknd on the cheek.
The two have yet to comment on the status of their relationship, but judging by this romantic lip-lock, it appears the two are more than just close friends!
The Weeknd split from Hadid in early November after nearly a year and a half together. At the time, a source told ET that the two just couldn't make it work with their busy schedules, but there was no bad blood, as there is "a great deal of love" between them.
Hadid echoed those sentiments via Instagram following the …

Ugandan man buried with $5,700 to ''bribe God'' when he gets to his destination

52-year-old Charles Obong, a former public service officer, who died on December 17, 2016, after a long illness was buried with Shs200million ($5,700) with which he'll use to ''bribe God'' when he gets to his destination. Obong who worked as a senior personnel officer in the ministry of Public Service for 10 years had reportedly left a Will, instructing his wife, Margaret Obong, to deposit huge sums in his coffin. The money was meant to be offered to God so his soul could be redeemed and saved from hell. He also told his siblings, Justin Ngole and Helen Aber, to be witnesses and ensure his wife follows through on his Will.
After Obong was buried in his hometown in Adag-ani Village,  Aromo Sub-county in Lira District, Uganda, his kinsmen found out what had been done and made his wife confess during a family meeting. Obong's siblings Ngole and Aber, also confessed and following orders from the clan chief, Mike Gulu, Obong's corpse was exhumed last …

Kafui Danku shares photos of her daughter and writes a Compassionate Letter to her , Miss Lorde

Kafui Danku has finally showed off the first photo of her beautiful daughter.  She now becomes a mother after 1 still-birth and 3 miscarriages, and she is so happy she has finally given birth. The actress has released a picture of her first adorable and pretty baby called Miss Lordeto show to her fans and the world two months after confirming her delivering, via her website kafuidanku.me
Kafui Danku is married to a Canadian businessman with whom she stays with in Ghana or sometimes in Canada. 
Well, why enjoying motherhood, the actress has been ensuring that her God-given daughter gets the best care. Hoping God should infuse greatest things upon her daughter’s life as she grows in this letter. 
DearMiss Lorde,
An infinite LOVE blooms in my HEART and my mind is filled with beautiful thoughts as I write this.
I now understand why He took His time in creating only YOU. You’re an artwork from the FINEST ARTIST. A true definition of FEARFULLY and WONDERFULLY made… The FINEST baby my eyes have…

Flavour and Diamond Platnumz to perform at AFCON 2017 opening ceremony

Award winning high-life singer, Flavour ‘N’ abania will be performing alongside Tanzania’s Diamond Platnumz at the opening ceremony of 2017 African Cup of Nations in Gabon. With exactly three days to go before the tournament kicks off on Saturday, January 14, 2016, the pair who had performed at the just concluded Glo-CAF Award 2016 in Abuja, will be thrilling the African football teams and fans at the opening ceremony of AFCON 2017. After the opening ceremony, the host nation, Gabon will be taking Guinea–Bissau after which Cameroun will also face Burkina Faso at the 40,000 seater friendship stadium in Libreville.

Messi's statue vandalised in Buenos Aires

As the popular saying goes, a prophet is not without honour except in his own land. That is the situation Messi has found himself in. For years he has been the face of the Argentine national team, the heir to the immortal Maradona but some believe he has let them down.
There are many Argentines who believe he is more committed to Barcelona than he is to the national team and it may be such characters who are responsible for the latest act of vandalism on the player's person. Just hours before Ronaldo was confirmed as the world's best player, the occasion was foreshadowed by a curious incident in his eternal rival's homeland. Vandals in Buenos Aires set upon a statue of Lionel Messi and cut it in two removing the the head, arms and torso.  The sculpture was erected in June last year after Messi retired from international football following his Copa America heartbreak. He later rescinded his decision and came out of retirement. The Buenos Aires municipal government s…

Caitlyn Jenner to attend Donald Trump’s inauguration: report

Transgender icon Caitlyn Jenner accepted an invitation to attend President-elect Donald Trump's inauguration on Jan. 20, Us Weekly reported, citing a source.
The reality star is a staunch Republican who spoke out against Hillary Clinton in the months leading up to the election on her show "I Am Cait."
Jenner, 66, initially offered to become a "trans ambassador" for Trump's opponent Ted Cruz during the race for the American seat of power, but she also praised Trump multiple times in the months leading up to the election.
"He seems very much behind the LGBT community because of what happened in North Carolina with the bathroom issue. He backed the LGBT community," she told STAT in June.
Shortly after a discriminatory bathroom law passed in North Carolina that ruled transgender citizens had to use the bathrooms assigned to their birth genders, Trump invited Jenner to use whichever bathroom she wanted in any of his buildings.
She took him up on the offer i…

Gambia's President Jammeh vows 'to stay till election ruling'

Gambian President Yahya Jammeh has said he will not step down before a Supreme Court decision on disputed elections, a ruling now not expected until May.
In a nationwide TV broadcast, the longstanding ruler also reiterated his concern at "foreign interference".
Regional mediators, led by Nigeria's president, are expected in The Gambia on Friday to urge him to accept defeat following December's election.
President-elect Adama Barrow says he will be inaugurated next week.
Mr Jammeh, who initially accepted defeat in the 1 December poll, lodged a case before the Supreme Court after the electoral commission changed some results.
But the commission insists the outcome was not affected by an initial error and property developer Mr Barrow narrowly won.
Mr Jammeh seized power in the tiny country in 1994 and has been accused of human rights abuses, although he has held regular elections.
The president made his speech on Tuesday evening after it was announced that the Supreme…

Mahama Withdraws Request To Keep State Bungalow; Copies Asantehene In Letter

Former President John Mahama has withdrawn his request to keep his official residence as his retirement home.
A statement sighted by citifmonline.com indicates that, the President in a letter addressed to the new government on Tuesday, said, he found it important to move out of the building to avoid marring the spirit of cooperation between the two sides of the transition teams.
He did not give further explanation for his latest decision.
Read Mahama’s full letter below:

Mahama, through a letter signed by the former Chief of Staff, Julius Debrah, dated 19th December 2016, informed the new government that Mahama wanted to keep the Presidential residence as his retirement home, and made a request for some adjoining properties to be given to him as his office.
President Mahama’s request to keep the bungalow, contrary to the approved recommendations set by the Prof. Dora Francisca Edu- Buandoh committee on Emoluments and Conditions of Service for Article 71 office holders, has create…

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Meryl Streep's Golden Globes Speech Belied An Inconvenient Truth About Hollywood

When beloved actress Meryl Streep used her lifetime achievement award at the Golden Globes Sunday as an opportunity to denounce the president-elect, her fans along with critics of Donald Trump  predictably went wild. 
Streep was praised for her candor and bravery. The Academy Award winner left fellow A-listers with tears streaming down their faces as she described how her heart “broke” when Trump mocked Serge Kovaleski, a New York Times reporter with arthrogryposis, at a campaign event in 2015.
The president-elect denied that he’d mocked Kovaleski, and dismissed Streep as a “Hillary flunky.” His supporters claimed the speech epitomized everything that’s wrong with the liberal elite. But they weren’t the only ones with criticism: Many members of the disability community pointed out that Streep’s comments stand in stark contrast to the ways in which people with disabilities are shut out of awards shows and the entertainment industry as a whole. Outside of Streep’s reference t…

Jury condemns Dylann Roof to death for South Carolina church massacre

A U.S. jury on Tuesday condemned white supremacist Dylann Roof to death for the hate-fueled killings of nine black parishioners at a Bible study meeting in a Charleston, South Carolina, church in 2015.
The same jury last month found Roof, 22, guilty of 33 federal charges, including hate crimes resulting in death, for the shootings at the historic Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church.
Jurors deliberated for less than three hours. Roof showed no emotion as the verdict was read, Charleston's Post and Courier newspaper reported.
"Justice is served in Charleston," Malcolm Graham, shooting victim Cynthia Hurd's younger brother, said in a post on Twitter following the verdict. "There's no place in a civilized society for hatred, racism or discrimination."
Roof, who represented himself for the penalty phase, was unrepentant during his closing argument earlier in the day. He told jurors he still felt the massacre was something he had to do and did no…

Photos: Robbie Williams sells huge Los Angeles mansion to DJ Khaled for $9.9m

Major Key alert! King of Snaptchat, Dj Khaled has just acquired a new mansion in Beverly Hills. According to a report from Variety, the multi-talented entrepreneur and music producer bought the home from British recording artiste Robbie Williams at 10 percent under the $11m asking price; for a grand total of $9.9m.
Located in the gated Mulholland Estates community, the house comes equipped with seven bedrooms and 11 bathrooms.
Although the house carries the 90210 zip code, the mansion is nestled in the celebrity-heavy Sherman Oaks neighborhood between Beverly Glen and Benedict Canyon.
The French Normandy-style house, which was custom built in 1992, was originally purchased by the singer for $5.45 million in 2002. 

VW set to pay $4.3bn for emissions cheat

Volkswagen has agreed a draft $4.3bn (£3.5bn) settlement with US authorities over the emissions-rigging scandal.

The German car maker also said it would plead guilty to breaking certain US laws.

VW said it was in advanced discussions with the Department of Justice and US Customs about the deal.
The final agreement has yet to be approved by VW's management and supervisory board, which could happen later on Tuesday or Wednesday.

VW said it had negotiated a "concrete draft" of a settlement with US authorities that included criminal and civil fines totalling $4.3bn, as well as appointing an independent monitor for the next three years.

The $4.3bn fine means that the total costs associated with the emissions cheating scandal are set to exceed the $19.2bn the company has set aside to deal with the issue.

VW has already agreed to a $15bn civil settlement with environmental authorities and car owners in the US.

'Major relief'

The scandal erupted in September 2015 when th…

NPP supporters seize public toilets in Eastern Region

Supporters of the ruling New Patriotic Party in the New Juaben municipality in the Eastern region have taken over all public toilets in the area.
The rampaging supporters started seizing the facilities after the swearing-in of President Nana Akufo Addo on Saturday.
Even though some of the takeover operations were relatively peaceful, others turned violent leading to police intervention.
The move by the NPP youth is in retaliation to similar violent takeover by supporters of the opposition National Democratic Congress in 2009 when the party won power.
According the New Juaben Municipal Police Commander, Superintendent Richardson Kumekor, all cases reported to the police will be sent to court for the court to decide on them to serve as deterrent.
Meanwhile, the Eastern regional Police Command on Tuesday during its weekly security meeting with district Commanders, directed the district commanders to intensify security in their jurisdictions .
Speaking to Starr News, the Public Relation…

Watch what Trevor Noah had to say about Nana Addo’s inauguration speech on The Daily Show

South African comedian and host of The Daily Show, Trevor Noah has featured President Akufo-Addo’s inauguration speech on ‘The Daily Show’.
Nana Addo’s speech has been trending for “lifting”  speeches by President Bill Clinton, President George W. Bush Jnr.

The international media has also picked up on the story, the latest being The Daily Show on Comedy Central which is hosted by Trevor Noah.


The show mocked Akufo-Addo and played the plagiarised excerpts of the speech.

Obama says goodbye in final speech

US President Barack Obama gave a farewell speech in Chicago, reflecting on his time in office.
"By almost every measure, America is a better, stronger place" than it was eight years ago, Mr Obama said.
He implored Americans of all backgrounds to consider things from each others point of view, saying "we have to pay attention and listen".
The country's first black president, now 55, was first elected in 2008 on a message of hope and change.
His successor, President-elect Donald Trump, has vowed to undo some of Mr Obama's signature policies. Mr Trump will be sworn into office on 20 January.
Striking an upbeat tone, Mr Obama said that the peaceful transfer of power between presidents was a "hallmark" of American democracy.
But, he said, "our democracy won't work without a sense that everyone has economic opportunity". 'Back to where it all started'
Returning to Chicago, where he first declared victory in 2008, Mr Obama is delivering a…

Ugandan President appoints his oldest son as his special adviser

Ugandan President, Yoweri Museveni, has promoted his eldest son to become his special presidential adviser. Maj Gen Muhoozi Kainerugaba who had been in charge of the Special Forces overseeing his father's security since 2008, was appointed to the role after a reshuffle of army commanders on Monday night.

Speaking on the appointment, Political commentator, and Human rights activist,  Nicholas Opiyo welcomed the President's move saying:  'Muhoozi... is going to play a significant role in a post-Museveni Uganda, there's no doubt about it, He is just giving the boy a hand in experiencing how government works on the side of politics.' However, Muhoozi's brother, Salim Saleh, is also another presidential adviser while his mother, the first lady of Uganda, Janet Museveni, is the Minister of education.
Source: BBC