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Ice Cube's Family Joins Him for Walk of Fame Ceremony as He Thanks Fans Who 'Have Been There from Day One'

Monday was a good day for Ice Cube. The rapper and actor was joined by family and friends as he was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Los Angeles. 
Ice Cube’s star-studded ceremony included speeches from Boyz n the Hood director John Singleton and rapper WC, and was attended by music and screen icons including N.W.A. band mates Dr. Dre, DJ Yella, and MC Ren, as well as Xzibit, Big Boi, Russell Simmons and Martin Lawrence.

'America's Got Talent' Standout Contestant Dead Episode Yet to Air

A standout contestant on "America's Got Talent" has died just weeks before his episode was scheduled to air ... TMZ has learned.
Sources close to the production tell us 29-year-old Dr. Brandon Rogers died over the weekend in a car accident. We're told the crash occurred in Maryland Saturday. Brandon was taken to a hospital where he died Sunday.

Yahoo's Mayer steps down as Verizon seals $4.5 billion purchase

Verizon Communications is finally getting Yahoo’s internet services, giving the telecommunications giant access to hundreds of millions of users, while closing a chapter on the iconic web portal as a stand-alone business after coming under sharp criticism in recent years.
The companies officially closed the $4.5 billion agreement Tuesday, following Yahoo shareholder approval last week. Yahoo properties including Sports and Finance will become part of a new Verizon unit called Oath, which is home to brands like AOL, TechCrunch and the Huffington Post. Oath will be overseen by former AOL Chief Executive Officer Tim Armstrong, while Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer, 42, is stepping down.

Oprah Opens Up About a Tough Childhood That Led Her to Consider Suicide

Oprah's road to prominence as a network chief, producer, actress and philanthropist began with a rocky childhood that caused her to consider taking her own life. Winfrey tells The Hollywood Reporter on an Awards Chatter podcast that being molested by relatives and later becoming pregnant at 14 (through rape by her uncle), led her to seriously consider suicide.

Official: Stonebwoy getting married to KNUST Best Student

Ghanaian dancehall superstar Stonebwoy, is set to tie the knot this Friday, Donkorsblog.com can report.
He will be saying “I Do” to 25- year old Dr. Louisa Kwakye-Ansong, who swept six of the nine awards at the Dental School of the Kwame Nkurmah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) last year.

Cheick Tiote: Papiss Cisse leads tributes at memorial in China

Papiss Cisse led the tributes at a memorial for former Newcastle United team-mate Cheick Tiote in China.
Tiote, 30, died after collapsing during training for Chinese second-tier side Beijing Enterprises on 5 June.
Friends, family and former team-mates attended the memorial and his coffin was draped with an Ivory Coast flag.

Photos: Syrian artist depicts Trump, Obama, Putin and other world leaders as refugees

"Being a refugee is like having a new lump in your body that you had nothing to do with, and it will stay until the last day, so you better deal with it," these are the words of  Abdalla Al Omari a Syrian artist who has refugee status in Belgium.

YFM Takes Area Codes Jam To Kumasi On Republic Day

Reports making rounds indicate that YFM, Ghana’s number one urban radio station, will host the biggest Republic Day concert, Area Codes Jam, on July 1.

The second edition of the 2017 Area Codes Jam will be hosted at the newly opened Kumasi City Mall.

Area Codes Jam is an annual entertainment show held in some selected communities around the country.

Video: Rihanna released a 'Lion King' video starring LeBron James after Cavs' loss

Last month, Mike Brown equated his journey from Cavaliers head coach to Warriors assistant coach that is still being paid by the Cavaliers to something out of Lion King. "I was talking to my boys about it. It's one of those things especially in the NBA, it's like the Lion King. It's just the circle of life. Everything just kinda keeps getting back to where it once was. Just gotta take it in stride and whatever happens, happens," he said. 

South African actor, Christopher 'Gunman' Kubheka found dead at his home

Christopher Jabu Kubheka, popularly known as 'Gunman' on South African drama series 'Yizo Yizo' was on Monday afternoon found dead in his home in Soshanguve, Pretoria.

Jabu's manager Thabo Makgaretsa confirmed the sad news to TshisaLIVE, saying Jabu's wife found his unresponsive body in their family home and called for help.

Cristiano Ronaldo accused of tax evasion

Spanish prosecutors have accused the Real Madrid footballer Cristiano Ronaldo of defrauding the authorities of millions of euros in tax. 
The prosecutor's office in Madrid says it has filed a lawsuit against the Portuguese player. 
He is accused of evading tax of 14.7m euros (£13m; $16m) from 2011 to 2014.

Thailand shuts down Facebook and YouTube over royal insults

Today, a Thai courted ordered all Facebook pages and Youtube videos with elements of Royal Insults and inappropriate content to be shut down.

According to Takorn Tantasith, Secretary-General,  National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC) “web pages with alleged royal insults were among a total of 965 pages deemed illegal, with others containing violence, copyright issues and other inappropriate content'.

Police Officer Shot Dead At Michel Camp

A Police officer with the Tema regional Rapid Deployment Force (RDF) constable Micheal Kporyi has been shot dead by suspected gunmen at the UBA filing station near Michel Camp in Tema.
The Cop who was detailed for motorbike patrol duty was shot by the two suspected robbers who were also on a motorbike in the early hours of Tuesday.

Guest Feature : Araba Sey Writes - Modeling Is A Passion

Passion is a compelling enthusiasm or excitement about doing something. It is a strong and barely controllable emotion.

When beginning your journey in the modeling industry, there are certain qualities required to survive such a challenging career to be able to face and navigate through the industry and that’s being passionate.

Most people dream of becoming models for various reasons; fame, recognition, wealth etc, though not everyone has the ability inherently or perhaps they do not fit in the category certain types of Modeling imposes.

Ugandan President Museveni shows off the hat he designed.

During the reading of the 2017/2018 National Budget in Kampala, last week, President Museveni displayed Ugandan made cloths, pairs of shoes and sandals. He said that he designed the hat he was wearing, himself. The creation, according to him, was inspired by his 'bush war' days. 

Major Mahama’s attackers shot him severally - Postmortem

The police have revealed that apart from the fractures on the head of Major Maxwell Adam Mahama, there were bullet wounds on his body, giving a clear indication that the suspects fired shots at the deceased before setting his body ablaze.
During the postmortem, a number of bullets were removed from his body, the Director General of the Criminal Investigations Department (CID), Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCOP) Mr Bright Oduro has told Graphic Online’s Mary Mensah.

Math Teacher charged with having sex with three students

A North Carolina charter school Math teacher, Erin McAuliffe, 25, was arrested last Thursday for allegedly having sex with three male students: two 17-year-olds and a 16-year-old. The Rocky Mount Preparatory teacher was charged with "three counts of sexual activity with a student and one count of indecent liberties with a minor".

NBA Finals: The Golden State Warriors beat the Cleveland Cavaliers to win title

The Golden State Warriors have reclaimed their place as the NBA Champions after defeating Cleveland Cavaliers  120 – 129 at Oracle Arena.
The Warriors last year, failed to finish off the Cleveland Cavaliers in the finals, blowing a 3-1 lead in the series.

3 Die, 12 injured in gory accident at Asamankese

Three persons died on the spot when a Toyota Hiace bus on which they were travelling from Akyem Oda to Accra was involved in an accident on the outskirts of Asamankese yesterday.
Twelve other passengers sustained various degrees of injury, with one in critical condition. The driver of the bus with registration number GT 3901-16, Samuel Afrifa aka Odaman and Alex Amoakohene, a shoe seller at Oda, were two of the three deceased persons.

GOtv Excites Ghanaian Fans With New Telenovela ‘Dangerous Affairs’

Telenovela fans in Ghana can look forward to a steamy new series that is sure to give them a new perception that reality is stranger than fiction, and feelings stronger than reason.

Dangerous Affairs tells the story of Miranda Cruz, played by Sandra Echeverría, a promising young teacher whose career is compromised when she falls in love with one of her students.

The brand new telenovela premieres exclusively on Telemundo (GOtv Channel 114) today, Monday 12 June at 3:10 p.m.

Building collapses in Kenyan capital Nairobi

About 15 people are missing after a seven-storey building collapsed on Monday night in an eastern suburb of the Kenyan capital Nairobi.
The Kenya Red Cross tweeted that response teams were on the scene at the building, in the Kware Pipeline Embakasi area.

Woman's act of kindness for blind Cubs fan goes viral

For several minutes, Ryan Hamilton watched as a blind man tried to hail a cab while Chicago Cubs fans poured out of Wrigley Field.
The Chicago resident was on a rooftop across the street when he noticed thousands of people passing the man, who was holding a walking stick and waving his hand in an attempt to stop a taxi.

Nick Cannon is looking to sell his $2 million shoes, donate money to charity

Nick Cannon is looking to unload $2 million in footwear. On a recent episode of "Complex Closets," the comedian showed off his legendary $2 million custom Tom Ford loafers covered in $2 million worth of diamonds. They've been called the most expensive shoes in the world.

Annan Forson petitions National Media Commission over ‘porn’ stations

Two broadcasters have petitioned the National Media Commission and the Ministry of Information against TV XYZ, Ice TV and Thunder TV for showing hard core pornographic materials on their screens.
Ace broadcaster Tommy-Annan Forson and James Kwasi Oberko on Monday, June 12, made the complaint against the three television stations in Ghana for showing contents with pornographic scenes.

Panama's former President Ricardo Martinelli arrested in US

Former Panamanian President Ricardo Martinelli has been arrested in Florida, the US Marshals Service says.
It says Mr Martinelli, aged 65, was taken into federal custody near his home in Coral Gables.
Last year, Panama made an extradition request for Mr Martinelli, who is accused of corruption and spying on political opponents.

Nick Gordon's arrest will be used as evidence in Bobbi Kristina's death Investigation

The arrest of Bobbi Kristina's former boyfriend, Nick Gordon over the weekend, for allegedly beating up his girlfriend, will be used as evidence against him in the death investigation of Bobbi Kristina. Which means he more than likely, could face criminal charges.

Norway proposes ban on full-face hijab in schools and university

The Norwegian government on Monday proposed a bill to ban the full-face Muslim hijab in all schools, from nurseries to universities says it prevent the effective flow of communication between students and teachers.
"We do not want clothes covering the face in nurseries, schools and universities," Minister of Education and Research Torbjorn Roe Isaksen said in a statement, adding that 'these clothes prevent good communication, which is important for students to receive a good education.