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Katie Holmes Files for Divorce from Husband,Tom Cruise

Published June 30, 2012 by luchidotcom

The marriage of Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes, one of Hollywood’s highest profile relationships and a subject of endless tabloid speculation, is over.

Holmes announced through a lawyer Friday that she had filed for divorce from her movie star husband of five years. The news surprised the entertainment industry, which counts Cruise as one of its most recognizable stars, and apparently the actor himself. Cruise learned Holmes had initiated divorced proceedings in New York while he was working on a film set in Iceland.

“Tom is deeply saddened and is concentrating on his three children. Please allow them their privacy to work this out,” his publicist said in a statement.

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British Singer,Adele is Pregnant!!

Published June 30, 2012 by luchidotcom

Singing sensation Adele announced Friday (June 29) that she is pregnant with her first child.

The Grammy-winning vocal powerhouse, 24, whose blockbuster album, 21, detailed the tumultuous end to her last relationship, is expecting a child with her boyfriend, 36-year-old Simon Konecki, a former financier and co-founder of the U.K. bottled-water company Life Water.

“I’m delighted to announce that Simon and I are expecting our first child together,” Adele wrote in a blog post titled “I’ve Got Some News” on her website. “I wanted you to hear the news direct from me, obviously we’re over the moon and very excited but please respect our privacy at this precious time. Yours always, Adele xx”

The happy news comes after years of troubled romantic relationships, which Adele has famously committed to song. Tracks like “Someone Like You” and the Grammy-winning “Rolling in the Deep” from her blockbuster album 21 dealt deeply and explicitly with her breakup from her last boyfriend.

Konecki also heads Life Water’s charity, Drop4Drop, which brings clean water to developing countries. He has been married before, and after reports circulated earlier this year that he was still married when he and Adele began seeing each other, the singer was forced to address the rumors, writing on her website (via People), “Contrary to reports and headlines in the press today, Simon is divorced and has been for 4 years.”

21 has sold 9.3 million copies in the U.S. to date, according to Rolling Stone, making the set the biggest-selling record since Usher’s 2004 album Confessions. With the exception of her well-received performance at this year’s Grammy Awards, Adele has been taking it easy as she continues to recover from surgery related to a vocal cord hemorrhage.

Fashion Battle:Who Wore it Better

Published June 30, 2012 by luchidotcom

The ’90s pantsuit has wormed its way back to our wardrobes with a bang! Gone are the baggy jackets and heavy shoulder pads *shudder* the pantsuit is now making a statement on the red carpet. I knew we had a trend here on our hands when Blake Lively wore a red Micheal Kors pantsuit very similar to Freida Pinto’s Gucci look at the Trishna premiere. While Pinto’s suit was more burnt red, Lively’s was the right shade of fire-engine red.

I’m really torn on who wore it better. On one hand Blake’s look is a departure from her usual formula of either cleavage or legs on display on the red carpet. I love the strappy design of her Christian Louboutin shoes. However, I love how Freida accessorized her suit with that beautiful butterfly brooch. The striped Fendi baguette also adds a nice touch to the ensemble. Ack! I can’t decide.

What do you think?

Everything You Wanted to Know About Esha Deol’s Wedding!

Published June 30, 2012 by luchidotcom

Esha Deol, the daughter of veteran actors Dharmendra and Hema Malini, will be tying the knot with big business boy Bharat Takhtani on June 29th. Like any other B-Town wedding, Esha’s wedding is going to be a Hulla-Gulla wedding!
Pssst, wanna see the wedding invitation?

The wedding card has been designed by Multi Creation in this golden & cream re-usable box. Moti Choor ladoo and dry fruits were sent along with the invite since Esha and Bharat wanted a Lotus on their card the box has an Om & Swastika along with their gold plated initials 

The sangeet was held yesterday (June 25th) at The Intercontinental, The Lalit Mumbai and Esha was spotted wearing an orange Ghagra-Choli designed by Rocky S. and of course mummy Hema Malini and sister Ahana Deol did performances dedicated to Esha as well.

Tonight is their “DJ Night” taking place at a suburban club and you can expect Bollywood to turn up there too!

June 29th is the big day – the Wedding! It’s going to be a big day for Esha. The wedding will take place at a Temple in simple South-Indian style. Esha will be wearing an elegant Kanjivaram Saree.

Their reception will be on June 30th at a 5-star Hotel and the Khans, Bachchans and Kapoors are expected to attend. I wish Esha and Bharat loads of love and luck 🙂

Bollywood Sweet Hearts,Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor are Getting Married

Published June 28, 2012 by luchidotcom

#Drum roll* Saif and Kareena are finally getting hitched and a wedding date has been set.

There has been so much written about Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor‘s wedding, and after tons of rumors and dates being pushed back, it seems the family has finally settled on a date: October 16th, according to Sharmila Tagore.

It will, apparently, be a low-key wedding – there will possibly be a big reception afterwards for their industry friends, but as of now the wedding is strictly immediate-family-only. And as for a honeymoon… that’ll probably have to wait, because Kareena wants to get right back to her films (she’s shooting for Sanjay Leela Bhansali‘s Ram Leela immediately post Heroine).

Congratulations to the happy couple.

Jonathan Fires NNPC Boss, Austen Oniwon,Names Andrew Yakubu as Replacement

Published June 28, 2012 by luchidotcom

President Goodluck Jonathan has fired the Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, Austen Oniwon, and other top officials of the corporation.

Mr. Oniwon was sacked along other top management of the corporation were sacked in a sweeping move by Mr. Jonathan.

The NNPC management has been involved in several scandals including the petroleum subsidy payment scandal.

Part of the recommendations of the Farouk Lawan committee report by the House of Representatives is the removal of Mr. Oniwon and the NNPC management.

Andrew Yakubu, an engineer, has been appointed Mr. Oniwon’s replacement.

See full press release from the presidency on the new appointments below.

PRESIDENT JONATHAN APPROVES RE-COMPOSITION OF NNPC MANAGEMENT TEAM

To further strengthen the ongoing reforms and transformation of Nigeria’s Petroleum sector, and in furtherance of efforts to achieve greater transparency  and accountability in government, President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan has approved the re-composition of the executive management team of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) as follows:
1.      Engr. Andrew Yakubu –           Group Managing Director
2.      Mr. Bernard O.N. Otti            –           Group Executive Director (Finance and Accounts)
3.      Engr. Abiye Membere            –           Group Executive Director (Exploration and Production)
4.      Dr. Peter S. Nmadu     –           Group Executive Director (Corporate Services)
5.      Engr. Anthony Ogbuigwe        – Group Executive Director (Refineries & Petrochemicals)
6.      Dr. Attahir B. Yusuf     –           Group Executive Director (Commercial & Investments)
7.      Dr. David Ige               –           Group Executive Director (Gas & Power)
The incoming Group Managing Director, Engr. Andrew Yakubu graduated from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria in 1979 with a degree in Chemical Engineering. He joined the NNPC in 1980. Positions he has held in the corporation include Managing Director of the Warri Refining and Petrochemicals Company and Group Executive Director (Exploration and Production). Engr. Yakubu is an indigene of Kaduna State and a Fellow of the Nigerian Society of Engineers.
President Jonathan has also approved the appointment of Engr. Victor Briggs as the new Managing Director of the Nigerian Petroleum Development Company (NPDC).
The incumbent Group Managing Director, Engr. Austen Oniwon, and Mr. Michael Arokodare (outgoing Group Executive Director (Finance and Accounts), Mr. Philip Chukwu, outgoing Group Executive Director (Refineries & Petrochemicals), and Engr. Billy Agha, outgoing Group Executive Director (Engineering & Technology) are to proceed on retirement.
President Jonathan commends the outgoing directors for their service to the nation and urges the new management team to be fully committed to rapidly implementing the critical interventions needed to positively transform Nigeria’s petroleum industry.
 
Reuben Abati
Special Adviser to the President
(Media & Publicity)
June 26, 2012.

Source:Premium Times

Boxing Promoter Offers Chris Brown, Drake $1 million Each to Square it off on the Ring

Published June 27, 2012 by luchidotcom

A celebrity boxing promoter is hoping to capitalize on the alleged nightclub brawl between singer Chris Brown and rapper Drake by offering them $1 million each to take their beef to the ring.

The promoter also says he is asking singer Rihanna to be a ring girl at the bout, but acknowledged she’ll likely pass.

Damon Feldman says he has the financial backing of businessman Alki David and that he’ll donate a million to a charity that helps abused women if the fight takes place.

The fight, he said, would feature three minute-long rounds with the participants donning oversized gloves and protective head gear.

Feldman says he has not received a response from either Drake or Brown.

And while Drake tweeted about his dry cleaning, and Brown about a helpful stewardess, neither made mention of the offer on their Twitter pages.

Who do u think would win the contest?