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Kanye’s New Year: West ‘Doing Much Better’ After Flying with Kim and the Kids to Visit Mom’s Grave

Kanye West continues to recover following his recent hospitalization for exhaustion by spending time with family.
The 39-year-old rapper flew to Oklahoma City on Sunday with wife Kim Kardashian West, 36, and their two children —  North, 3½, and Saint, 1 — to visit his mother’s grave, according to paparazzi. A source tells PEOPLE that after spending New Year’s Eve together, the family departed on a private jet from Van Nuys airport on Sunday morning and returned to their Bel Air house together Monday evening.

“Kim and Kanye spent New Year’s Eve together with the kids. Kanye is doing much better. He has worked out every day and is taking care of himself. Kanye seems much better mentally. He is sleeping better and seems much healthier,” says the insider.
The source continued, “He and Kim are getting along better. Things are looking better for the new year.”

A different source previously told PEOPLE that the couple’s marriage has been under strain since West’s health crisis hit — l…

Samuel Atuobi Baah has joined Okay Fm 101.7M and UTV Ghana - Abeiku Santana confirms

It’s a new year and surprises are all set for the entertainment industry – one of which is the move of Samuel Atoubi Baah, popularly known as Sammy Flex from PLuzz FM to Okay 1-1.7FM, one of the stations under the Despite Group of Companies.
In a shocking announcement, host of Okay FM ‘Evening Drive’, Abeiku Santana told listeners that, Sammy Flex is one of new additions to the station.
Sammy is yet to return with his posse to AM Pluzz after the christmas holidays.
Sammy’s new role will be on Santana’s Drive show, where he would have a slot to discuss showbiz issues, provide entertainment tidbits and do interviews with high-profile personalities. His slot is on Mondays to Fridays.
This move brings to an end, Sammy’s historic relationship with Pluzz FM and what they churned out- AM Pluzz, the first entertainment morning show in the capital.
His new destination is at the Shiphouse at Abeka Junction.
It is uncertain what would happen to AM Pluzz and which new personality would take …

Ford cancels $1.6 billion Mexico plant after Trump criticism

Ford Motor said Tuesday it will cancel a planned $1.6 billion factory in Mexico and will invest $700 million at a Michigan factory after it had come under harsh criticism from President-elect Donald Trump for its Mexican investment plans. 
The second largest U.S. automaker said it would build new electric, hybrid and autonomous vehicles at the Michigan plant. 
Ford Chief Executive Mark Fields on Tuesday said the decision to cancel the new plant in Mexico was in part related to the need to "fully utilize capacity at existing facilities" amid declining sales of small and medium sized cars such as the Focus and Fusion. 
Fields also used the occasion to endorse "pro growth" tax and regulatory policies advocated by Trump and the Republican led Congress. 
Trump repeatedly said during the election campaign that if elected he would not allow Ford to open the new plant in Mexico and would slap hefty tariffs taxes on imported Ford vehicles. 
A Ford source said the Trump…

Chris Brown vs. Soulja Boy in first celebrity feud of 2017

Chris Brown and Soulja Boy have started the first celebrity feud of 2017. 
Brown became infuriated with the rapper after he liked an Instagram picture of Brown's ex-girlfriend, Karrueche Tran.

Clearly old flames die hard. Brown and Tran broke up nearly two years ago after it was revealed he had fathered a child with another woman while they were together.

Soulja Boy took to Twitter on Monday night and claimed Brown called him and threatened to fight him for leaving a smiley-face emoji under the picture.

"Chris Brown just called me and said he wanna fight me because I liked @karrueche picture on Instagram this n**** a b****," Soulja Boy said.

Brown escalated the fight in a series of his own Instagram posts. One mentioned Brown's 2-year-old daughter, Royalty: "Happy New Year! Royalty is 2 and has 5 times more money than Soulja Boy already. I'd be mad too."

Tran had not responded on social media Tuesday. Her representatives did not immediately respon…

The Duchess of Cambridge advises Michelle Obama to use anti-ageing cream

The Duchess of Cambridge has advised Michelle Obama to use anti-wrinkle cream. 
The 34-year-old royal - who has three-year-old son Prince George and eight-month-old daughter Princess Charlotte with her husband Prince William - is believed to have advised the 52-year-old First Lady of America on the best skincare products to slow down the appearance of wrinkles.
According to Michelle's make-up artist, Carl Ray, the brunette beauty - who is also known as Catherine or Kate Middleton - recommended Michelle used Biotulin Supreme Skin Gel on her face. 
Speaking to Celebrities Style magazine about Michelle's beauty regime, Carl said: "Michelle Obama has been using this organic Botox gel regularly on the recommendation of Kate Middleton."
And Carl has revealed Michelle uses the serum on a "regular basis" and has found the product "unbelievable". 
Carl continued: "The First Lady uses this bio Botox gel on a regular basis. The effect is unbelievab…

Touching video shows toddler rescuing twin

Superheros can be 2 year olds. A 2 year old Utah boy named Bowdy Shoff showed superhero strenght when a dresser fell on his twin brother, Brock Shoff. Brock was playing in their bedroom when the dresser tipped over, falling on the 2 year old. Bowdy wasted no time to help his brother and it was all captured by the home's surveillance cameras. Amazing! 
Watch after the cut...

Kim Burrell’s ‘Ellen DeGeneres’ Appearance Cancelled Following Anti-Gay Sermon

Kim Burrell’s scheduled appearance on Thursday’s “Ellen DeGeneres Show” has been cancelled in the wake of an anti-gay sermon she delivered emerging online last week. The gospel singer was slated to perform alongside Pharrell on the daytime talk show, but he’ll now appear solo.
As Gossip Cop reported, Burrell called gays “perverted” during a homophobic sermon she gave at the Love & Liberty Fellowship Church in Houston, which she founded in 2010. Also during her speech, the singer said that “the perverted homosexual spirit, and the spirit of delusion and confusion, it has deceived many men and women.” She then went on to describe specific homosexual acts as sinful.  Gossip Cop has now learned that the gospel singer has been bumped from DeGeneres’ show, and the talk show host will address the controversy on Tuesday’s episode. Burrell was supposed to sing “I See A Victory,” her duet with Pharrell from the soundtrack of the new movie Hidden Figures
Pharrell and Janelle Monae…

Stanbic worker dupes customers GHc900,000

A 33-year-old  outsourced worker of Stanbic Bank Ghana has been declared wanted by the Ghana Police Service for allegedly defrauding scores of customers of the bank of more than GHc 900,000.
The suspect, Martha Amakye, who is said to be an outsourced worker from Noswall Management Service, a recruitment agency, absconded after the Financial Crime Control Unit of the bank found out she was involved in some fraudulent transactions.
Amakye, a personal solution consultant or sales officer at the Tema Community One branch of Stanbic Bank, is said to have collected various sums of money from customers of the bank between 2015 and 2016 on the pretext of investing it in fixed deposits.
She is alleged to have promised the customers interest rate of between 18 and 20 percent per month According to sources, Amakye, without the consent of the management of the bank, contacted the victims and many other customers and lured them with the high-interest rate on their investment.

Afcon 2017: Zimbabwe in chaos ahead of tournament

Zimbabwe's preparations ahead of the Africa Cup of Nations in Gabon have been thrown into chaos by a row over accommodation and financial issues.
BBC Sport has learned the team refused to stay at the Zifa Village training facility, saying it is sub-standard, and have been booked at a Harare Inn hotel by Footballers Union of Zimbabwe. 
The team were also unable to use the national sports stadium for training because a $60 fee had not been paid.
They had to use a high school instead.
It is unclear why the fee was not paid, given a mobile network provider announced a $250,000 sponsorship for the Warriors two weeks ago to cover all of the team's needs for their Nations Cup campaign.
Zimbabwe's first match of the 14 January to 5 February tournament is against Algeria on 15 January. They will also face Tunisia and Senegal in Group B.
Source: BBC

Ivorian President To Be Special Guest At Nana Addo’s Swearing-In

President of Ivory Coast, Alassane Ouattara will be the Special Guest Speaker at the inauguration of President-elect Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, according to the inauguration committee.
The President-elect is expected to be sworn-in on Saturday, January 7, at the Independence Square in Accra after he defeated incumbent President John Dramani Mahama of the NDC in last month’s general elections.
Eleven other Heads of State from some African and European countries and some top diplomats are expected in the country Friday ahead of Saturday’s programme.
In total over 6,000 guests are expected to attend the ceremony in Ghana’s capital.
Meanwhile, the Ghana Police Service says it is ready to maintain high security across the country ahead of the inauguration.
Police Director of Operations, Chief Superintendent Dr. Benjamin Agordzo in an interview on an Accra-based radio station said they would clamp-down on activities of people who want to foment trouble during the inauguration.

Schwarzenegger's 'Apprentice' makes its debut

In the first act, a reality TV star was elected to the highest office. In the second act, a former governor is taking over for the reality TV star. 
It's a perfect made-for-TV story, right? 
In fact, Arnold Schwarzenegger was chosen to be the new "Apprentice" host before Donald Trump even won the Republican primary. 
The former California governor taped his first season of the reality show months ago. 
On Monday night, just weeks before Trump's inauguration, Schwarzenegger's "Apprentice" finally premiered on NBC. 
"The New Celebrity Apprentice" arrived to curiosity and some Trumpian controversy, almost 13 years to the day after Trump starred on the very first episode of the reality TV franchise. 
Trump's catch-phrase for dismissing contestants — "you're fired" — was retired. When Schwarzenegger taped the new season, he recorded several different options. The producers ultimately went with "you're terminated,&qu…

Queen Elizabeth feeling better

Queen Elizabeth is feeling "better" after missing another church service due to a heavy cold.
The 90-year-old royal did not accompany her family to the New Year's Day (01.01.17) (read here) service at St. Mary Magdalene church in Sandringham because she is still recovering from her illness but Princess Anne assured well-wishers that her mother is recovering.
Buckingham Palace added that the Queen is "still recuperating" and missing the church service was a "precautionary measure but there was no sense of undue concern".
Anne attended the service with her father Prince Philip, brother Prince Edward and other royals. 
And Buckingham Palace released a pre-recorded video of Queen Elizabeth congratulating Canada on the 150th anniversary year of its Confederation.
In the video, she said: "I am delighted to offer all Canadians my best wishes and congratulations on the 150th anniversary of Confederation. Countries throughout the Commonwealth and, in…

Article Wan Donates To Country-side Children’s Welfare Home

Ghana’s sensational upcoming artiste, Article Wan took the love to the  Country-side  Children’s Welfare Home in the Awutu Bawjiase.  The artiste,  together with his  team,  donated items worth thousands of cedis to the Children’s Home.  This he indicate is to give back to society for which he will in the near future set up a Foundation, which will  focus on helping sick and underprivileged children.

He donated food stuffs and other valuable items including  bags of rice,  can drinks, soaps, mineral water, mattresses, income, cooking oil and other toiletries.

According to Article Wan,  the donation was his  little contribution from him  to improve conditions of the Country-side  Children’s Welfare Home in the hope that they would also grow into useful adults in future.

He also talked about his music career and  entertained the children with his trending banger “Solo” which really did excite the children. Article Wan promised he will continue to support Country-side  Children’s We…

Trump on North Korea missile threat: ‘It won’t happen’

President-elect Donald Trump has publicly dismissed North Korea's announcement that the country is on the brink of conducting its first test of an intercontinental ballistic missile.
"North Korea just stated that it is in the final stages of developing a nuclear weapon capable of reaching parts of the U.S.," Trump tweeted Monday. "It won't happen!"

North Korea just stated that it is in the final stages of developing a nuclear weapon capable of reaching parts of the U.S. It won't happen! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 2, 2017The comment comes in response to North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, who said Sunday that Pyongyang plans to test an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) for the first time, according to The New York Times. North Korea has repeatedly threatened to attack the U.S. with nuclear weapons, but has never flight-tested an ICBM.
Pyongyang has conducted five nuclear tests in the past decade and conducted more than 20 ballis…

Frema Opare to lead Akufo-Addo’s backroom staff as Chief of Staff can state on authority  that barring any last minute changes, former Member  of Parliament for the Ayawaso West Wugoon constituency Frema Opare will be announced  Chief of Staff for the incoming Akufo-Addo government. sources say all  necessary negotiations for the appointment  of Ghana’s first main female Chief of Staff  have already been concluded.
She will be assisted in a deputy position by Abu Jinapor, who is brother to the outgoing deputy Power minister, John Jinapor.
Already, Nana Addo has stated that celebrated heart surgeon Professor Kwabena Frimpong Boateng will be his minister for Environment Science and Technology.
The Akufo-Addo government will be sworn into office on Saturday January 7, at the Black Star Square in Accra.

Rebecca Ferguson will sing at Donald Trump's inauguration under one condition

British The X-Factoralum Rebecca Ferguson is the latest artist to be approached to perform at President-elect Donald Trump's upcoming inauguration.
And while many have declined with little more than a No, Ferguson has released a statement saying that she would, in fact, appear on Jan. 20 under one condition: That she could sing the 1937 protest song Strange Fruit.

If you allow me to sing 'strange fruit' a song that has huge historical importance, a song that was blacklisted in the United States for being too controversial, Ferguson wrote in a statement posted to Twitter. A song that speaks to all the disregarded and down trodden black people in the United States. A song that is a reminder of how love is the only thing that will conquer all the hatred in this world. Then I will graciously accept your invitation and see you in Washington.

Most famously performed by Billie Holiday, Strange Fruit was written in 1937 by Abel Meeropol, a New York City teacher, protestin…