Tonto Dikeh forgives ex-husband, Churchhill, gives reason – Daily Post Nigeria

Nollywood actress, Tonto Dikeh has revealed that she has finally forgiven her ex-husband, Olakunle Churchhill.

Recall that the actress and her estranged husband had been in a bad situation after she made some allegations about him.

Tonto disclosed how she caught her ex-husband in a red pant, with red candles and laptop at night, describing him as a yahoo boy and scammer.

However, On Sunday, the actress revealed that she has forgiven her ex-husband because of her son.

In an Instagram session with Dele Momodu, the actress said she has come to realise that forgiveness is not about the next person but one’s self.

According to her, she read the part of the bible where God said he wouldn’t forgive us if we do not forgive others.

“A man I love and respect always talked to me about Forgiveness, and I have come to realize that Forgiveness is not about the next person.

“I know that Forgiveness is not about the next person but the explanation I got recently really wowed me. It says I have forgiven you not because you have to be forgiven, and I have forgiven you because I do not want to put myself in a place of stagnation when it comes to growth, I do not want to put myself in a position of stagnation when it comes to love, i do not want to put myself in a place of worship, progressing, my career.

“Forgiveness is a whole lot, and I only just realized that the bible says that if we do not forgive, God cannot forgive us. All these things are in the bible, but it never really made an impact on me until someone explained it.

“I think forgiveness is essential for one’s growth.”

Asked if she has forgiven her son’s father, Tonto responded that she has and wishes him the best henceforth.

“Oh yes, especially him. I forgive him and wish him the best, for my son’s sake. I do. Why not?”

She added that presently there is nobody she holds a grudge on but stressed that ‘there are people who she has forgiven but would never have a relationship with again.”

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RHONJ’s Teresa Giudice’s Feelings About Gia’s New Boyfriend & Nose – Hollywood Life

‘RHONJ’s Gia Giudice, 19, has a new look and a new boyfriend — and HollywoodLife has the EXCLUSIVE details on how mom Teresa feels about it all!

The Real Housewives Of New Jersey star Teresa Giudice, 48, could not be happier for her daughter Gia Giudice, 19, after debuting her new look and beau on social media. Gia confirmed on July 17 that she received a nose job and couldn’t be more pleased with the results, but we now know she received the stamp of approval from mom, too. “Teresa fully supported her decision for the nose job,” a source close to the family told HollywoodLife EXCLUSIVELY. “Gia is 19 and can make her own decisions about her looks. She thought she was beautiful before and thinks it looks great. She doesn’t think she needs anything else done and finds her perfect the way she is,” the insider also spilled.

Gia admitted she looked different after posting a stunning photo with her mom by her side and took the time to address her fans questioning what happened. “I’m absolutely in love with it,” the Rutgers University student said in her caption, explaining that her nose had been “an insecurity” of hers for a while. Teresa showed her eldest daughter some love in the comments, gushing, “Couldn’t be more proud of you… You are beautiful inside and out Love you to infinity and beyond.”

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But the new nose isn’t the only thing Teresa is approving in her daughter’s life! Gia has been seeing Christian Carmichael, 19, and we now know how her protective mom feels. “Teresa is a really big fan of Gia’s boyfriend,” our source continued. “She likes him a lot. Teresa finds Gia’s boyfriend to be a very nice guy who treats her well and she’s happy to see her happy and enjoying life,” they also said of the fellow college student.

The gorgeous couple have kept their relationship pretty quiet, although the teens recently made things “Instagram official!” Gia, who’s life has been followed for 10 seasons on the hit Bravo show, revealed during filming last year that she was going to New Jersey’s Rutger’s University. According to our source, though, things seem to be going quite well for the couple despite having to leave school in March after the COVID-19 lockdown. “They met at school,” the source revealed.

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It’s nice to see Gia smiling as she anxiously waits to be reunited again with her dad when this pandemic dies down. Her father, Joe Giudice, 48, was deported back in October 2019 to Italy after sitting in ICE custody since March 2019. Before that, he served 3 years at a corrections facility over bankruptcy fraud and conspiracy to commit wire and mail fraud. “Gia is extremely happy,” our source said “Except for missing her father of course,” they also said.

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12 Best Movies/TV to See in Aug.: Go-Go’s Doc, ‘Lovecraft Country’ – Rolling Stone

Remember when July was going to be the month when everything would be back to normal? Tenet and Mulan would play theaters, summer movie season would be in full swing, and we could start to put this whole COVID-19 catastrophe behind us? [Cue laughter that quickly turns into sobbing] Sadly, that hasn’t been the case — and if 2020 has taught us anything, it’s that no release date is set in stone. That doesn’t mean, however, that there won’t be plenty to watch before Labor Day weekend. Like, for example, a new Seth Rogen comedy, a revisionist take on a literary classic, an ambitious new horror series, a comic take on a familiar science fiction universe and, of course, the annual celebration of toothy predators we call “Shark Week.” Here are your best bets, viewing-wise, for the month.

An American Pickle (HBO Max, Aug. 6th)
When Polish immigrant Herschel Greenbaum (Seth Rogen) dreamed of finding a better life in America circa 1920, it didn’t involve falling into a vat of pickle brine and awakening 100 years later. Based on a novella by Simon Rich, this HBO Max comedy follows Herschel as he explores the strange new world and connects with his great-grandson Ben (also Rogen). Never mind that the younger Greenbaum is a meek Brooklyn loner — he also might be, in Herschel’s eyes, his last chance of fulfilling his promise of making the family name synonymous with greatness.

Antebellum (In theaters, Aug. 21st)
Exploring a different sort of collision between the past and the present, this horror movie from the producers of Get Out stars Janelle Monáe as a bestselling author who inexplicably finds herself drawn back into the past. Specifically, she finds herself in the antebellum South, forced to work as a slave on a pre-Civil War plantation (a premise reminiscent of Octavia Butler’s 1979 classic Kindred, though the vague trailers suggests the film will offer some twists on that set-up). Originally slated for release in April, it’s instead arriving in the middle of a renewed, and heated, discussion about the still-unhealed wounds of America’s past.

Boys State (Apple TV+, Aug. 14th)
Every year, the American Legion and the American Legion Auxillary sponsor a series of civic-minded high schoolers form representative governments that mirror the governments of their host states — and, in theory at least, function as well or better than the systems they imitate. A hit at this year’s Sundance, Jess Moss and Amanda Macbaine’s documentary follows a group of Texas kids participating in the week-long program as they engage in a heated mock-gubernatorial race — a competition with its share of whisper campaigns, dirty tricks and more than a few parallels to our current divisive, highly partisan political climate.

The Go-Go’s (Showtime, Aug. 1st)
Sometimes a rock documentary doesn’t need anything fancier than its subject’s name to make it a must-see. One of the most successful American new wave bands, the Go-Go’s battled sexism, addiction, and personality conflicts while sending hit after hit up the charts in the early 1980’s. The group’s sunny image contrasted sharply with its behind-the-scenes tumult, which makes them the perfect fodder for a feature-length documentary — particularly one in which all the members of the group tell their side of the story. Director Alison Ellwood’s credits include the revelatory The History of the Eagles, so she has a track record of getting good stories directly from the source. (Editor’s note: Showtime is apparently so eager to get the film out in the world it moved the debut up a day from August 1st to July 31st.)

Lovecraft Country (HBO, Aug. 16th)
Mixing literal monsters with the metaphorical variety, HBO’s latest bid for must-see-fantasy prestige TV reimagines Jim Crow-era America as a time plagued both by racist violence and unspeakable cosmic horrors. The 10-episode first season series follows Atticus Black (Jonathan Majors) on a journey into dangerous territory as he looks for his father while dodging supernatural threats with the help of his Uncle George (Courtney B. Vance) and friend Leti (Jurnee Smollett-Bell). Showrunner Misha Green (Underground) has been tight-lipped about the details of the plot but, as with the Matt Ruff novel it adapts, the set-up should provide ample opportunity to explore some of darkest corners of American history and turn the racist subtext (and sometimes just text) of H.P. Lovecraft’s stories on their head.

The Personal History of David Copperfield (In theaters, Aug. 28th)
Charles Dickens’ David Copperfield has been adapted to film and television many times over the years — so extra credit to Armando Iannucci (In the Loop, Veep) for reinventing the classic from the ground up, starting with colorblind casting that brings Dev Patel into play the lead. Patel’s joined by everyone from Iannucci regulars like Peter Capaldi to Tilda Swinton, Benedict Wong, Hugh Laurie and Gwendoline Christie on a journey that takes him from the upper echelons to the lowest depths of Victorian England on a twist-filled coming-of-age journey.

Phineas and Ferb the Movie: Candace Against the Universe (Disney+, Aug. 30th)
A delightful mix of winning characters, clever references, and catchy songs, the Disney Channel’s Phineas and Ferb was one of those rare kids’ shows that held as much appeal for parents as their little ones. We haven’t heard much from the city of Danville — home to the clever eponymous brothers, evil geniuses and secret agent platypuses — since the show went off the air in 2015. But that’s about change with this new movie, which puts the spotlight on Phineas and Ferb’s high-strung teenaged sister Candace (voiced by Ashley Tisdale), who’s undoubtedly spent the last five years unsuccessfully trying to rat out her brothers to no avail. Regardless, if it’s her vs. the universe, we’re pulling for Candace.

Project Power (Netflix, Aug. 14th)
What if you could have superpowers, but only for five minutes at a time? But wait, there’s more: What if you had to take a drug to activate those powers and you had no idea what form they’d take? That’s the dangerous world that Art (Jamie Foxx) finds himself in as he searches for his missing daughter with some help from Frank (Joseph Gordon-Levitt). Whether the Catfish team of Ariel Schulman and Henry Joost can pull off this off is anyone’s guess, but between this movie and The Old Guard, Netflix is slowly cornering the market on original films with comic book-friendly premises — which is making the pandemic-induced drought of big-screen superhero movies a bit easier to handle.

Shark Week (Discovery, Aug. 9th-16th)
There are some traditions even COVID-19 can disrupt, however. Since 1988, Discovery Channel has devoted a week of programming to all things shark-y, via a mix of documentaries on those predators of the deep and “documentaries” like Lair of the Mega Shark, seemingly designed to annoy marine biologists and other experts. Discovery has yet to release many details about this year’s incarnation, but it’ll likely be the perfect antidote for anyone wishing they could spend time at the beach instead of staying cooped up inside.

She Dies Tomorrow (VOD, Aug. 7th)
Writer/director Amy Seimetz (Sun Don’t Shine) certainly didn’t plan to release a film about a group of people gripped by a vague but unshakable sense of impending doom to arrive just as so many of us are experiencing the same. But hey, sometimes history makes films timely in ways that couldn’t have been intended. Kate Lyn Shel (Kate Plays Christine) stars as Amy, a woman who becomes convinced she’s destined to die the next day — a conviction that then travels from one character to another (via a cast that includes Michelle Rodriguez, Tunde Adebimpe, Chris Messina and other familiar faces).

Star Trek: Lower Decks (CBS All Access, Aug. 6th)
It’s not all about exploring strange worlds and new civilizations in the Star Trek universe. After all, someone has to do the grunt work. This animated addition to the venerable sci-fi franchise explores life aboard the less-than-glamorous USS Cerritos, where a group of ensigns (voiced by Tawny Newsome, Jack Quaid and others) try to figure out how they fit into Starfleet. Creator Mike McMahan’s past work on Rick and Morty and Solar Opposites promises a lighter, if no less nerdy, take on the whole “space…the final frontier” notion.

Ted Lasso (Apple TV+, Aug. 14th)
Sure, most series based around characters created for ad campaigns don’t have a great track record (see Cavemen) — but that’s not reason enough to write off a fish-out-of-water comedy co-created by the promising team of Bill Lawrence (Scrubs, Cougar Town) and Jason Sudeikis. The former SNL stalwart stars as a well-meaning but naive American football coach recruited to take charge of an English football team, only to discover that the games might share a name but have little else in common, from the rules on the field to the culture surrounding them. Yes, there will be jokes about how horrible breakfast tea is and how people drive on the wrong side of the road, etc.

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K.O Expresses Concern On The Lack Of Impact From SA Hip-Hop | Slikouronlife

When would you say South African Hip-Hop was in it’s prime? Would you say the culture still has the voice and influence it had at that time right now? Alarmed, rapper and hip hop pioneer, K.O, does not think so. Taking to twitter this morning, K.O has expressed his thoughts and feelings towards where the culture is right now, and the direction he sees it heading towards, with the constant decline of our impact as a fraternity being the major concern.

SA hiphop I hope we’re all cognizant and taking notes from the constant decline of our impact as a fraternity – coz I am ????????‍♂️. Amapiano still moving things, Gqom and House are reserging. We’re not a threat to no one cos our sound/attitude doesn’t resonate anymore…

— K.O (@MrCashtime)

Couple of INDIVIDUALS from hiphop are obviously still doing their thing but it’s the contrary for hiphop as a fraternity/culture. The overall Top 100 iTunes chart says it all. It’s our job to fix this! Let’s make music with our people & their stories in mind again. REPRESENT! ????????

— K.O (@MrCashtime)

I don’t condone beef but it exists in other genres as well. I swear I’ve seen some type of smoke between Phori & kaybee. My view is solely based on how SA hiphop sounds nothing else

— K.O (@MrCashtime)

Passing the torch in my view is the numerous artists I’ve signed and introduced to the scene. I hope you don’t mean established artists must stop making music so new guys can be noticed

— K.O (@MrCashtime)

My sentiments exactly! And we’re all to blame

— K.O (@MrCashtime)

What is that new SA hiphop sound? Please teach me fam. If we’re talking about opening up the industry I’m signing artists, even at a time when majors aren’t looking at taking the risk

— K.O (@MrCashtime)

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Report: Marlins’ Game vs. Orioles Canceled Amid COVID-19 Outbreak Within Team

A foul ball that was hit into the stands sits on the ground of an empty stadium during the eight inning of a baseball game between the Miami Marlins and the Philadelphia Phillies, Sunday, July 26, 2020, in Philadelphia. The Marlins won 11-6. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)

Less than a week into the 2020 MLB season, a COVID-19 outbreak among Miami Marlins players and staff has resulted in the cancellation of their home opener against the Baltimore Orioles.

Jeff Passan and Jesse Rogers of ESPN reported eight more players and two coaches have tested positive for COVID-19, bringing the team’s total to at least 14.

The team remains in Philadelphia, where it will undergo further testing. Players and coaches who tested positive will be placed into quarantine until they have two negative tests at least 24 hours apart.

According to Jayson Stark and Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic, “there are no specific standards within the health and safety protocols that trigger the shutdown of a team or all teams. That decision is solely in the hands of commissioner Rob Manfred.”

The commissioner had the power to suspend or cancel the 2020 season, should an outbreak create a disruption in competitive balance. 

The Phillies are scheduled to host the New York Yankees on Monday. There has been no word on the status of that game, which is scheduled to start at 7:05 p.m. ET. The Yankees would be using the same dugout and clubhouse as the Marlins. It is also unclear if Phillies players will have to undergo a new round of testing after being in close quarters with Marlins players since their series opener on Friday.

While the swiftness of the outbreak may come as a surprise, MLB’s plan for the 2020 season always carried significant risks. By allowing players to travel by air, stay in hotels and interact with the general public—to essentially move forward as if this were a normal season—MLB was all but guaranteeing several employees would test positive throughout the year.

The Marlins’ outbreak provides a stark contrast to what is being done by the NBA, which has seen zero positive tests among players since sequestering them in a “bubble” in Orlando, Florida. 

MLB’s rapid descent from Opening Day joy to fear of an outbreak canceling the season may also provide a harrowing example for the NFL, which is also planning its 2020 season without a so-called bubble. 

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Report: Oprah Winfrey’s Magazine “O” Goes Belly Up After 20 Years

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Plagued by all sorts of problems, including the president of her publishing house who is getting “Me Tooed” for sexual harassment, the magazine is now done.

Although the #MeToo thing shouldn’t bother Oprah too much – after all, she was BFF’s with Harvey Weinstein…the man who is the entire reason for the “Me Too” movement.

Let’s put it this way, if the magazine was a successful business venture, Oprah could have kept it going, but she’s not. It’ll close completely.

Oprah Winfrey’s monthly magazine founded 20 years ago will cease printing after its December 2020 issue, according to reports.

The staff of O: The Oprah Magazine, which was created by Winfrey and Hearst Communications, was informed of the decision on Friday, Business of Fashion reported.

The report came the day after the president of Hearst Magazines, which publishes the magazine, resigned after being accused of sexual harassment.

Winfrey, 66, is yet to confirm the news of her magazine ceasing print publication.

As of 2020, the average paid circulation for the magazine – which always features Winfrey on the cover – was 2.2 million copies.

It has a print audience of 10 million, meaning that each copy of the magazine was read by around five people on average, Hearst claims.

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In addition, Oprah’s OWN Network has declined since 2o18, when she lost 14% of her viewers. It was at that time, Oprah finally admitted that her struggling cable network was a bigger challenge than she had expected.

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Oprah has admitted herself that she wasn’t expecting how difficult it would be to get a network off the ground, and now we can see that keeping viewers is quite a task, as well. According to Deadline, OWN lost 14% of its viewers from 2017, even with the network sticking with the type of programming that it’s become known for since 2011.

If she asked me why her brand was failing – and I was being perfectly objective – I would tell her that her decision to go “political” might be a big part of the reason why she’s seeing a decline in viewer and readership.

Let’s face it, people are just sick and tired of everything being “political,” and I know that when Oprah came out for Obama, she made a lot of people angry, and then in 2018, she and Obama were actively campaigning for that poor-sport Stacey Abrams in the Georgia gubernatorial race. Oprah even knocked on doors to try and muster-up votes for Stacey.

That didn’t work, however, and Stacey lost the race.

Seems to me that Oprah just doesn’t have the “pull” she used to.

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