Mercy Johnson resumes work, says thank you to her fans [Read message]

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Mercy Johnson Okojie has been off the scene since December for child birth. Mercy resumed work this week and she is currently on location with director and producer, Elvis Chucks.
Read her message to fans, friends…..and you after the cut….

‘I want to say thank you to the fans, friends, colleagues and producers who were there for me. Many of them proved to be friends on and off work. Many adjusted their schedules for me and sent in their greetings during the child dedication. I resumed work this week with grateful heart and understanding that I am here because God through the help of people made it possible. Or how could I explain the overwhelming votes I got at AMVCA despite been away and inactivity on social media? How could I explain the numbers of producers and scripts waiting for my return? How could I explain the overwhelming love and…

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6 ways you can (accidentally) attract the ladies


If you’re a heterosexual man, you’ve done at least one thing today purely intended to woo the ladies. The level of effort ranges from merely remembering to shower to training to be an astronaut, but the effort is there.

But it turns out many of the most important things you do to attract the opposite sex have nothing to do with skill.


Are you a little sensitive about the fact that you’re not exactly the manliest dude on the block? And that it takes you six weeks to grow a beard? You shouldn’t be. After all, haven’t you noticed that suddenly they’re selling a lot of men’s pants that seem to be designed to fit women? And that Hollywood hunks have gotten a lot less manly over the past, oh, 50 years?

Put your pants back on. It’s Jude Law.

It’s looking like if you want to attract the women these days, it helps to be a little lady-like.

Seriously? Why?

There is apparently a scientific reason why the ideal man these days is closer to the sensitive, gel-haired emo than the gruff, grizzled cowboy your grandma lusted after. Some experts think it has to do with the availability of the birth control pill.

Historically women were attracted to strapping, virile men who would pass on their bulging, hairy chested, muscular genes to their children. Obviously the point was to ensure that the resulting offspring would be strong enough to survive all the horrifying claptrap that goes on in the forest at night.

Thanks to some hormone magic, this tends to change after the woman is pregnant. Her brain assumes the most important bit has already been done, and relaxes its “make strong babies” hold over her. This is when she finds herself annoyed by the smelly, bearded, farting creature who impregnated her and finds herself wishing she had a sensitive guy to help with the mothering.

But when on the pill, a woman’s body thinks she is pregnant all the time.

So the theory goes that millions of women have been on the pill at some point in the last 40 years, and their lust objects have changed accordingly. Today they’re more attracted to a male archetype who is more effeminate, less aggressive and will make better a life partner than bear killer. So get busy waxing those legs, guys.

Put your pants back on. It’s Zac Efron.

Be Average Looking

Have you ever looked in the mirror and sighed, “Cursed be this plain visage! I’m just so average looking!”?

Oh, hell yes.”

If so, don’t despair. Studies show that people with “average” features are considered more attractive.

Seriously? Why?

Basically, it works like this: You’ve seen a lot of people in your life and subconsciously have a good idea of what normal looks like. A very good, very detailed idea. And people like the things they are used to seeing. So if your eyes are the same distance apart as everybody else’s, huzzah! You are on your way to sexytown.

For instance, look at these photos and decide which row is hotter:

The second row, right? That’s because the second row of photos have been subtly manipulated to make the women’s features more like everyone else’s. Everything from the ratios between nose to eyes to hairline to the nostril hole proportions have been configured to match the average person’s, which somehow makes each girl prettier.

In the future, plastic surgeons hope to use this knowledge to give people more natural-looking cosmetic surgery, instead of the nightmarish frozen-mask look most surgeons turn out now.


Do you have two arms? Are they of similar size and length? If you find one is slightly larger due to your job as a professional arm wrestler, try alternating. Simply being the same on both sides is one of the best ways to get chicks.

Seriously? Why?

People with symmetrical bodies are consistently rated the most attractive no matter what their facial attractiveness may be. Again, this is something that made sense a long time ago. Symmetry is a sign of good health and development. Having two legs the same length meant you were better able to run away from predators. If you were less symmetrical, you might pass on weaker genes to your children.

Science says this haircut is stupid.

In one study, scientists even removed faces and skin color from the equation, making sure body symmetry was the only thing being judged. The differences between people can be so subtle, the tests subjects couldn’t even explain why they chose one over the other. So go find out how symmetrical you are, then get out on the dance floor. Oh didn’t we mention? More symmetrical people tend to be better dancers, indicating dancing may have evolved as a way to advertise that fact.



The Very Thought of You

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The clarinet player I met on San Francisco’s Embarcadero a couple of years ago; he started playing in 1947 when he was young, and hasn’t stopped.  I haven’t seen him the last few times I’ve been in the City. I hope he is well, and continues to play beautiful music where ever he is. I keep running by this photo in my files, and the very thought of hearing that lovely clarinet down by the waterfront makes me stop every time.

Thanks to A Word in Your Ear for this springboard in her challenge, Face

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Lindsay Lohan Sued for $5 Million

Lindsay Lohan
Lindsay Lohan

Lindsay Lohan is being sued for $5 million by clothing company D.N.A.M. Apparel Industries, who claim her “drug-addled image” ruined their contracts with her.

Lindsay Lohan is being sued for $5 million.

The Scary Movie 5‘ star is being counter-sued by clothing manufacturer D.N.A.M. Apparel Industries, who claim she is the reason a business deal for her 6126 clothing line fell apart, according to TMZ.

Lindsay had originally started legal action against the company, claiming they didn’t honour a licensing fee agreement and seeking $1.1 million in damages.

However, D.N.A.M. claim they attempted to sell the Lindsay’s 6126 clothes to high-end third party retailers in 2010, but found it hard, as Lindsay’s personal life and legal problems had spiralled out of control.

The lawsuit points out Lindsay was in rehab at the time, claiming she had a “drug-addled image,” which affected their own reputation, and her legal problems were playing out “like a Greek tragedy.”

D.N.A.M. claims it invested millions in the 6126 brand only to find it unprofitable. They are suing for breach of contract and fraud, asking for at least $5 million in damages.

Lindsay’s public image is still in trouble as she is currently undergoing three months of court-ordered rehab at the Betty Ford Clinic in California, where she is reportedly finding conditions tough.

An insider told “Lindsay just doesn’t want to be there. She was forced to go to Betty Ford by the judge instead of going to jail.

“The actress looks extremely haggard, her face is bloated, and it doesn’t look like she has brushed her hair in days.

“She looks very disheveled and has absolutely no energy since docs took away the [prescription medicine] Adderall.”


Will Smith Can’t Swim

Will Smith
Will Smith

Will Smith’s biggest weakness is not being able to swim, and he’s afraid to go into water if his feet can’t touch the bottom.

Will Smith can’t swim.

The 44-year-old actor’s most embarrassing setback in life is never having learned how to negotiate deep waters, but insists he’s not scared to get his feet wet as long as his toes can reach the bottom.

Speaking on the Late Show with David Letterman in the US, Will said: “I can’t swim. In inner City Philadelphia [where he grew up], there’s not a lot of swimming pools and I never actually learnt how to swim and I’m embarrassed about it.

“I’m not scared [of the water]. I get in the water but as long as my feet can touch the bottom, I’m good because I go in, jump up and get some air.”

The ‘Men in Black 3‘ actor – who has son, Jaden, 14, and daughter Willow, 12, with wife Jada Pinkett Smith – claims he always ends up red-faced when he watches his kids in the pool, but insists being able to swim isn’t a necessity of life.

He explained: “They [Jaden and Willow] can swim because it was important to their mother that they learnt how to swim but you can get through life without that.”


Brad Pitt: My Family Are My Best Friends

Brad Pitt claims he doesn’t have many friends outside of his family and says he has never been happier thanks to the “chaos” of his home life.

Brad Pitt

The Hollywood heartthrob made a decision to shrink his circle of pals so he could spend as much time as possible with his wife Angelina Jolie and their six children – Maddox, 11, Pax, nine, Zahara, eight, Shiloh, six, and four-year-old twins Knox and Vivienne – and he has never been happier.

He admitted: “I have very few friends. I have a handful of close friends and I have my family and I haven’t known life to be any happier.

“I’m making things. I just haven’t known life to be any happier.”

The 49-year-old actor fully supported Angelina’s decision to have a double mastectomy in February after learning she had an 87 per cent chance of developing breast cancer because she carries the BRCA1 gene mutation.

The 37-year-old actress went ahead with the operation so she can be around for her kids and Brad insists they can be no better motivation as the couple love the “chaos” of their big household and the bond they all share.

In an interview with the new US issue of Esquire magazine, he explained: “I always thought that if I wanted to do a family, I wanted to do it big. I wanted there to be chaos in the house … there’s constant chatter in our house, whether it’s giggling or screaming or crying or banging.

“I love it. I love it. I love it. I hate it when they’re gone. I hate it. Maybe it’s nice to be in a hotel room for a day – ‘Oh, nice, I can finally read a paper.’ But then, by the next day, I miss that cacophony, all that life.”

Brad has also opened up about his past dabbling in recreational drug use and says he needed to make a change as he felt he was wasting his life.

He said: “For a long time I thought I did too much damage – drug damage. I was a bit of a drifter. A guy who felt he grew up in something of a vacuum and wanted to see things, wanted to be inspired. I followed that other thing. I spent years f***ing off.

“But then I got burnt out and felt that I was wasting my opportunity. It was a conscious change. This was about a decade ago. It was an epiphany.”