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‘Deadpool’ sequel surges to box office lead

‘Deadpool’ sequel surges to box office lead

Another weekend, another $100-million-plus superhero opening: This time it was 20th Century Fox’s “Deadpool 2,” with an estimated $125 million take in North American theaters and a huge debut overseas, box office tracker Exhibitor Relations said Sunday.

The Marvel Comics film netted $176 million abroad, the biggest foreign debut ever for an R-rated title, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

The movie features Ryan Reynolds playing the foul-mouthed and irreverent title character as he forms an X-Force team to protect a young mutant from the evil Cable (Josh Brolin).

For an uber-bad guy, Brolin is having a very good week. He also plays world-destroying villain Thanos in “Avengers: Infinity War,” which led North American ticket sales before “Deadpool” bumped it off.

Still packing a decent punch, “Avengers” — starring Robert Downey Jr., Benedict Cumberbatch, Scarlett Johansson and Chris Hemsworth — took in $28.7 million over the three-day weekend, pushing its global take past $1.8 billion.

Third in theaters was Paramount’s new rom-com “Book Club,” at $12.5 million. The film stars Jane Fonda, Diane Keaton, Candice Bergen and Mary Steenburgen as aging friends who decide to read the steamy “Fifty Shades of Grey” and find it, um, expanding their literary and personal horizons.

In fourth was “Life of the Party,” a Warner Bros. comedy, at $7.7 million. Melissa McCarthy, who co-wrote the script with director Ben Falcone, plays a newly divorced mother who returns to college, only to find herself in class with her (deeply embarrassed) daughter.

And in fifth was Universal’s thriller “Breaking In,” at $6.5 million. Review website Rotten Tomatoes dismissed the film as a “disposable action thriller” but praised Gabrielle Union’s performance as a mother trying to protect her children from hostage-takers.

A weekend surprise (see below) was Magnolia’s “RBG,” about US Supreme Court justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a feisty 85-year-old, with unusually strong ticket sales for a documentary.

Rounding out the top 10 were:

“Show Dogs” ($6 million)

“Overboard” ($4.7 million)

“A Quiet Place” ($4 million)

“Rampage” ($1.5 million)

“RBG” ($1.3 million)

Popular blogger, Linda Ikeji is expecting a child

Popular blogger, Linda Ikeji is expecting a child

Fashion blogger, Laura Ikeji, has announced that her sister Linda Ikeji who is a popular blogger is pregnant and expecting her first child.

This was gathered via her sister’s Instagram page where, she posted pregnant picture of Linda with a caption titled: see who’s gonna be a mummy, Congrats Lin .

Recall that the popular Nigerian blogger, Linda Ikeji went off market after she got “hooked” by her former boyfriend.

Linda Ikeji has not confirmed the story.

BBNaija 2018: Alex says intimate picture of her is “false’’

BBNaija 2018: Alex says intimate picture of her is “false’’

A former BigBrother Naija housemate, Alex Asogwa, on Sunday reacted to a picture of herself now going viral with the caption “sleepy head, I am in love with you’’.

Alex-Tobi

The picture showed Asogwa, popularly known as “Alex’’ and a male in a position suggesting sexual action.

She has however taken to her official instagram account, @alex_unusual, to express her disatisfaction with the assumed photoshopped post.

Asogwa said she had no picture of such in her phone’s photo gallery and claimed her snapchat account where the picture was posted had been hacked.

“I really do not understand what people will gain by making this kind of picture,” she said.

Asogwa went further to plead with those who are not her fans and were probably behind the picture.

“Whatever fight you guys are putting up hasn’t gotten to this extent,” she said.

However, some Nigerians have also gone on to react to her denial statement, saying the man in the picture had on his neck the same necklace her supposed bestfriend Tobi wears.

@sommysunshine said: “I know Tolex fans will say it was photoshoped. Is Tobi’s head and necklace also photoshopped?”.

@susansmilez said: “This is Alex and Tobi. Only a blind person will believe this hackers story”.

@trina_joness said: “Snapchat keeps time and date. It was snapped from her Snapchat camera minutes ago”.

Alex and Tobi (Tolex) had repeatedly denied having an affair while in the BigBrother house and even after the reality show, and they have described themselves as “bestfriends’’.

This may however not be the end to the whole saga, as the duo’s fans will now await Tobi’s reaction to the supposed photoshopped picture.(NAN)

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BBNaija 2018: Alex says intimate picture of her is “false’’

BBNaija 2018: Alex says intimate picture of her is “false’’

A former BigBrother Naija housemate, Alex Asogwa, on Sunday reacted to a picture of herself now going viral with the caption “sleepy head, I am in love with you’’.

Alex-Tobi

The picture showed Asogwa, popularly known as “Alex’’ and a male in a position suggesting sexual action.

She has however taken to her official instagram account, @alex_unusual, to express her disatisfaction with the assumed photoshopped post.

Asogwa said she had no picture of such in her phone’s photo gallery and claimed her snapchat account where the picture was posted had been hacked.

“I really do not understand what people will gain by making this kind of picture,” she said.

Asogwa went further to plead with those who are not her fans and were probably behind the picture.

“Whatever fight you guys are putting up hasn’t gotten to this extent,” she said.

However, some Nigerians have also gone on to react to her denial statement, saying the man in the picture had on his neck the same necklace her supposed bestfriend Tobi wears.

@sommysunshine said: “I know Tolex fans will say it was photoshoped. Is Tobi’s head and necklace also photoshopped?”.

@susansmilez said: “This is Alex and Tobi. Only a blind person will believe this hackers story”.

@trina_joness said: “Snapchat keeps time and date. It was snapped from her Snapchat camera minutes ago”.

Alex and Tobi (Tolex) had repeatedly denied having an affair while in the BigBrother house and even after the reality show, and they have described themselves as “bestfriends’’.

This may however not be the end to the whole saga, as the duo’s fans will now await Tobi’s reaction to the supposed photoshopped picture.(NAN)

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ST Nollywood Plus debuts on StarTimes

ST Nollywood Plus debuts on StarTimes

By Ayo Onikoyi

In fulfilment of its promise in ensuring  that customers receive the best possible access to great entertainment, leading digital Pay TV Company, StarTimes have announced the listing of ST Nollywood Plus.

Nollywood

The new content offering is available on channel 13 on classic bouquet and it is a movie focused and all round entertainment channel.

According to a statement signed and issued by its Brand and Marketing Director, Qasim Elegbede,  “ST Nollwood Plus is proof of our efforts in deepening our footprint in local entertainment content and the need to show subscribers more recent Nollywood movies”

In addition to the new content offering, StarTimes says it has in recent past upgraded its channel list, platform, allowing customers watch as much as 80 exciting channels cutting across Movies, News, Sports, Series, Kiddies, Animal Documentary, Religious Channels and lots more.

Elegbede maintained that ‘’there are more than 80 fantastic channels where we show Bollywood movies, series and Telenovelas 24hours a day.

StarTimes is the leading digital-TV operator in Africa, covering 80% of the continent’s population with a massive distribution network of over 200 brand halls, 3,000 convenience stores and 5,000 distributors. It owns a featured content platform, with 440 authorized channels.

ST Nollywood Plus debuts on StarTimes

ST Nollywood Plus debuts on StarTimes

By Ayo Onikoyi

In fulfilment of its promise in ensuring  that customers receive the best possible access to great entertainment, leading digital Pay TV Company, StarTimes have announced the listing of ST Nollywood Plus.

Nollywood

The new content offering is available on channel 13 on classic bouquet and it is a movie focused and all round entertainment channel.

According to a statement signed and issued by its Brand and Marketing Director, Qasim Elegbede,  “ST Nollwood Plus is proof of our efforts in deepening our footprint in local entertainment content and the need to show subscribers more recent Nollywood movies”

In addition to the new content offering, StarTimes says it has in recent past upgraded its channel list, platform, allowing customers watch as much as 80 exciting channels cutting across Movies, News, Sports, Series, Kiddies, Animal Documentary, Religious Channels and lots more.

Elegbede maintained that ‘’there are more than 80 fantastic channels where we show Bollywood movies, series and Telenovelas 24hours a day.

StarTimes is the leading digital-TV operator in Africa, covering 80% of the continent’s population with a massive distribution network of over 200 brand halls, 3,000 convenience stores and 5,000 distributors. It owns a featured content platform, with 440 authorized channels.