Friday, August 18, 2017

KIA STYLE360 at New York Fashion Week Draws Another Lineup of Powerhouse Designers September 11 -

Over the past 13 years, STYLE360 has grown to be the premier New York Fashion Week destination for trending and renowned fashion designers to collaborate with corporate brands and come face-to-face with industry tastemakers, celebrities, top musical artists, media, and fashion fans during the Fashion Industry’s biggest week in the USA. This September 2017, STYLE360 welcomes back Kia Motors America as Title Sponsor to the program.

Each day, the sexy, fast-paced atmosphere of New York Fashion Week is revealed in a series of morning, afternoon and evening fashion shows. In between shows, KIA STYLE360 serves as a hospitality destination for press, models and celebrities, with scheduled press junkets, photo shoots and other media events taking place.

By night, the red carpet festivities continue with celebrity-hosted after-parties at Kia STYLE360’s exclusive nightclub venues featuring world-class DJs and musical acts. Models sport looks from Kia STYLE360 designers as VIPs mingle alongside fashionista guests, enjoying free-flowing cocktails in design-centric settings. Admission is by invite only and press and social media influeners are encouraged to register here
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For more information on this season's designers, to get inside access, view runway trends, special promotional offers, and watch behind the scenes celebrity interviews, please visit Twitter @NYFWSTYLE360 and Facebook @STYLE360. Official hashtag this season is #KiaSTYLE360NYFW.

Why Good Grooming is Important for Men on Tips on TV

Entertainment Lifestyle Expert Josh McBride Tackles Why Good Grooming is Important for Men on Tips on TV
Whether a Man is Going for a Rugged Look or a Metro Hipster Vibe, Discovering Some Simple Grooming Tips That Can Make a Big Difference

ATLANTA, Aug. 18, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- For lifestyle and entertainment expert Josh McBride, it is one of his life-long goals to help men improve their appearance. McBride believes that in modern society it is not acceptable to become scruffy, smelly and ungroomed. McBride gives some expert tips on Tips on TV blog for guys this National Men's Grooming Day, which this year is Aug. 18 — a day to encourage males everywhere to purchase and employ grooming items, and to proactively manage their appearance. From lumberjacks to hipsters, these tips are essential for good grooming.

Josh gave expert tips for men's grooming month.


Men are more self-conscious than ever, and with summer in full swing, one thing that can slow a guy down is a cold sore. One common cold sore trigger can be exposure to sun. A recommendation to guys is keeping Carmex Cold Sore Treatment in their toiletry bag to help combat the next outbreak. Carmex Cold Sore Treatment's unique formula works on contact to reduce pain, minimize the appearance of the sore and helps promote healing. It is crafted to relieve the seven-worst cold sore symptoms: pain, itch, dryness, cracking, redness, scabbing and irritation. For more information, visit

Fally Ipupa, Runtown, French Montana, Wizkid, Davido, Hugh Masekela, Sarkodie, Seyi Shay and Others Battle for #AFRIMA2017

Fally Ipupa, Runtown, French Montana, Anselmo Ralph, Wizkid, AliKiba, Davido, Hugh Masekela, Sarkodie, Seyi Shay and Others Battle for #AFRIMA2017

• AUC-AFRIMA Releases Final Full List of Nominees
• Public Voting Opens August 21

Angolan RnB star, Anselmo Ralph, traditional music star from Mali, Oumou Sangare and Nigerian pop-star, Wizkid lead the pack of highest nominated African music talents on the just unveiled 2017 All Africa Music Awards (AFRIMA) Nominees List with six, six and seven nominations respectively.

This was revealed on Thursday, August 17, as the African Union and the International Committee of AFRIMA released the full AFRIMA 2017 Nominees while also disclosing that public voting on the AFRIMA website, has been scheduled to open on Monday, August 21.

Hugh Masekela
Fally Ipupa


Seyi Shay

French Montana


The full nominees list of 33 categories comprising of the Regional Category which covers the five African regions and the genre-based Continental Category was revealed to the media and on AFRIMA digital media platforms.

Angola's Electro Music Diva, Nsoki and Tanzania's RnB musician, Ali Kiba both garnered five nominations. Nigerian pop-artistes Davido, Runtown and Seyi Shay, as well as Moroccan-American star French Montana, Cameroon's Daphne and Uganda's Eddy Kenzo have earned four nominations each in the jostle for the for 23.9 karat gold-plated AFRIMA trophy.

Anselmo Ralph

From August 21 – November 11, music lovers across the continent will be empowered to vote for their favorite artistes in Regional and Continental categories during the voting period that will be ongoing for 11 weeks on the AFRIMA website. The works that were reviewed and assessed by the AUC-AFRIMA's 13-man are strictly within the year in review (August 1,2016 –July 17,2017).

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Charlize Theron, the Highest Paid African Actress in the World

Charlize Theron, the Highest Paid African Actress in the World

The highest paid and richest African actress is Charlize Theron of South Africa.
She is currently among the highest earning female actors in the world in the 2017 rankings by Forbes at the sixth position with US$14 million.

She became the first and only African actress so far to win an Academy Award for her outstanding role as "Aileen Wuornos" in Monster, the 2003 crime drama written and directed by Patty Jenkins.
Her critically acclaimed performance also won her the Silver Bear for Best Actress at the 2004 Berlin International Film Festival, Golden Globe Award and Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Actress among several other top awards.

Charlize Theron with Nelson Mandela on March 11, 2004, in Johannesburg, South Africa after winning the Oscar for Best Actress at the 76th Academy Awards in February, 2004.

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Thursday, August 17, 2017

Author Pays It Forward After Receiving Oprah's Blessing for Her New Book, God Gave Us Wings

Author Pays It Forward After Receiving Oprah's Blessing for Her New Book, God Gave Us Wings

HOUSTON, Aug. 16, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Three years ago while attending one of Oprah's Life You Want Weekends, Connie Rankin met Oprah Winfrey. Summoning her courage, Rankin shared with Oprah her dream of writing a book that would empower women to move out of fear into faith.

Rankin then asked Oprah for permission to include Oprah's own compelling story in the book she envisioned. Oprah agreed, and her contribution is included in Rankin's new book, God Gave Us Wings: A Journey to Success: Theirs, Mine, and Yours, along with the stories of nine other powerful women who have survived incredible challenges, learned to thrive and completed the circle by giving back to others.

Meet the Top 10 Highest Paid Actresses of 2017

Emma Stone, Charlize Theron, Julia Roberts, Jennifer Lawrence and other #Hollywood divas are among the top ten highest paid actresses in 2017.

1. Emma Stone ($US26 million)

2. Jennifer Aniston ($US25.5 million)

3. Jennifer Lawrence ($US24 million)

4. Melissa McCarthy ($US18 million)

5. Mila Kunis ($US15.5 million)

6. Emma Watson ($US14 million)

7. Charlize Theron ($US14 million)

8. Cate Blanchett ($US12 million)

9. Julia Roberts ($US12 million)

10. Amy Adams ($US11.5 million)

5 Ways To Assess Your Foot Health

5 Ways To Assess Your Foot Health

Your good health is riding on two feet. Are you doing self-exams?

ROSEMONT, Illinois, Aug. 16, 2017 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ -- How often should you check your feet? If you're an average walker, you take about 10,000 steps per day, which add up to more than 3 million steps per year. You're also carrying approximately four to six times your body weight across the ankle joint when you climb stairs. This amounts to a lot of stress and strain on the feet and ankles. To make sure yours stay healthy, orthopaedic foot and ankle specialists recommend you examine your feet at least weekly.

Follow these five steps for your next foot self-exam:

1. Appearance: Look for things like swelling, discoloration of the skin or nails, blisters, excessive calluses and changes to the shape of your foot. Examine your soles and the spaces between your toes. If you're not physically able to closely look at your feet, have a family member or friend help you. If you find anything unusual, especially since your last self-exam, see your primary doctor or contact a foot and ankle orthopaedic surgeon near you.

2. Blood Flow: Press down on the nail of your big toe until the color blanches. Let go and allow the blood flow to return to your toe. The return of normal color should take two to five seconds in a person with average circulation.

3. Function: Try to pick up a marble or a small dish towel with just your toes to test their flexibility. To test your ankle flexibility, hang your heel over the edge of a stair while standing facing up the staircase. Now let the heel go below the level of the stair. If this causes pain, stop the test. If your heel goes below the level of the stair without causing strain in your calf, that is excellent. If there is some strain, this can be improved with flexibility exercises

4. Sensation: Take a pencil eraser and lightly run it on the top, bottom and both sides of your feet. The sensation should feel equal in all quadrants. It may tickle on the bottom of the feet. That is normal

5. Pain: If you have pain, feel parts of your foot for the location. There should be no pain in the average, uninjured foot.

After you've checked your feet, try a balance test. Stand on one foot with your arms out to the side and your eyes closed. If you are less than 30 years old, you should be able to balance for 15 seconds; 30 to 40 years old, for 12 seconds; 40 to 50 years old, for 10 seconds; and over 50 years old, for seven seconds. Balance can be improved with exercises.
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First African American Female Road Racer Killed During Stunt for "Deadpool 2"

Joi “SJ” Harris, the first African American female road #racer was tragically killed on the set of #Deadpool 2 while performing a stunt on a motorcycle on Monday. Deadpool 2 was her first movie as a stunt performer according to Movieweb.

"It has been a truly awful period of time for stunt performers in Hollywood."
This is the latest in a string of stunts that have resulted in injuries or death on high-profile productions. Recently, stuntman John Bernecker died while performing a stunt for The Walking Dead. During a stunt jump, he missed his mark by inches, which resulted in massive, fatal head injuries. It was also recently reported that Tom Cruise crashed into a wall while filming a stunt for Mission: Impossible 6. The extent of his injuries is not yet known, but it has truly been a very unfortunate period of time for stunt performers. This is truly bizarre given that Bernecker's death on the set of The Walking Dead was believed to be the first on-set, stunt-related death in more than 17 years in the United States. Now, just weeks later, we have this tragedy on the set of Deadpool 2.
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Wednesday, August 16, 2017

FUSION: "The World's Most Advanced Electric Guitar" Launches Worldwide

Self-Contained, Smart Fusion Guitar Launches Worldwide

FUSION: "The World's Most Advanced Electric Guitar" Launches Worldwide
Fusion Guitars Allow Musicians To Unplug, learn and create music anywhere life takes them.

NEW YORK, Aug. 14, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- More than 20 years in the making, the long-awaited and highly anticipated line of Fusion Guitars are now available online to musicians in the U.S. at

Billed as "the world's most advanced electric guitar" Fusion Guitars allow musicians to unplug, learn and create music anywhere life takes them.

How To Outfox the Foxes: 263 Secrets the Law and Lawyers Don't Want You to Know

How To Outfox the Foxes: 263 Secrets the Law and Lawyers Don't Want You to Know
An excellent guide to dealing with Lawyers and legal process.

Father of Actress Michelle Williams Awarded $2.3M Verdict

Father of Actress Michelle Williams Awarded $2.3M Verdict
Larry Williams Wins 5 Year Battle

DENVER, Aug. 15, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Just last week on Wednesday, August 9th, a Colorado federal court jury found software trading company Genesis Financial Technologies Inc. in breach of contract with futures and commodities trader Larry Williams and LnL Publishing, LLC (Mr. Williams' intellectual property licensee).

"The Simpsons" Voiceover Star Nancy Cartwright to Receive Backstage Vanguard Award at Voice Arts®

Fox's "The Simpsons" Voiceover Star Nancy Cartwright to Receive Backstage Vanguard Award at Voice Arts®

NEW YORK, Aug. 15, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Annual Voice Arts® Awards honoring the best talent in the voiceover industry will be presenting the 2017 Backstage Vanguard Award to legendary voiceover artist and Emmy® Award winner Nancy Cartwright. Nancy is best-known for being the voice of Bart Simpson on Fox Network's long running show "The Simpsons." In addition to her voiceover work, Nancy founded and operates her own production company, Spotted Cow Entertainment. She is also an active supporter of non-profit organizations such as The Make a Wish Foundation, The Way to Happiness and The Citizen Commission on Human Rights. The Backstage Vanguard Award is presented during a special segment of the That's Voiceover! ™ Career Expo 2017, and is sponsored by the non-profit Society of Voice Arts & Sciences (SOVAS™). The Voice Arts® awards feature nearly 100 categories across multiple genres. Previous award winners include, Jon Hamm, Kate Winslet, James Earl Jones, Katy Perry and Lena Dunham.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

He Forgot That He Had Left His Beloved Gloria Behind!

He Forgot That He Had Left His Beloved Gloria Behind!

"I went to the table and told two people, 'I broke the bottle, and I'm going home,' and - bang! - I went home."

Hurrying out, he carried the remnant of the bottle, its face still intact, down a long hallway, leaving behind red-brown splotches that resembled drying blood. Some wine collectors, speechless, stood gazing at the spots as if a homicide had taken place. None had, but the event did have an air of mystery.

He forgot that he had left his beloved Gloria behind! And this was the midnight on April 25, 1989.
"My birthday," Mr. Sokolin recalled.

Click here to read the report from The New York Times.

Contact Lens Health Week Promotes Healthy Contact Lens Wear and Care

Contact Lens Health Week Promotes Healthy Contact Lens Wear and Care
American Academy of Ophthalmology and American Academy of Optometry join the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to promote healthy contact lens habits to protect sight

SAN FRANCISCO and ORLANDO, Fla., Aug. 14, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Academy of Ophthalmology and the American Academy of Optometry have joined the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and its other partners to promote Contact Lens Health Week, August 21-25. This year's campaign theme is "Healthy Habits Mean Healthy Eyes." These organizations are encouraging youth to start healthy habits early to help ensure a lifetime of healthy vision.

The Famous Wine Merchant Who Remembered To Take His Wine With Him, But Forgot His Wife

William Sokolin, April 25, 1930 - April 28, 2015.
Sokolin holding the bottle broken at the Four Seasons in 1989. It was insured.

The Famous Wine Merchant Who Remembered To Take His Wine With Him, But Forgot His Wife

On April 23, 1989, at a black-tie Bordeaux dinner held in the Four Seasons restaurant in Manhattan, New York, the famous Manhattan wine merchant, William Sokolin broke the highly priced bottle of 1787 Chateau Margaux, one of most expensive wines in the world that he said was worth US$500,000.

He remembered to take his wine with him but forgot to take his wife, Gloria, a real estate broker. “Somebody had to lend me $5 to get a taxi home,” she said.

The bottle was reputed to be from Thomas Jefferson's collection. Insurers paid out US$225,000.

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Monday, August 14, 2017

Angelena to 'Change the World' as She Wins Award in Impact DOCS Awards Competition

Angelena to 'Change the World' as She Wins Award in Impact DOCS Awards Competition

SYDNEY, Aug. 14, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Angelena Bonet, CEO & Founder of Crystal Heart Productions, has won a prestigious Award of Recognition from The Impact DOCS Awards Competition. The award was given for Angelena Bonet's debut documentary feature, Angelena: Change The World, chronicling her life to the present day, which she produced in its entirety. Angelena: Change The World features raw footage of her life including her first television appearance at the age of four, to her time as an Australian supermodel and now a global women's rights activist. She co-wrote the musical score with her late fiancé in 2007 and has shared their special project as the film's soundtrack. Angelena wrote the lyrics and melody to his instrumentals during her time of grief and include Tragic Fairytale, On My Way and Change The World.

Official movie poster.

"I am honored and just so excited to receive this award, it truly is a dream come true! It was definitely a labor of love but once again, like the album, it had a very intense healing effect on me. I got to look at not just the violent attack that I experienced in 2012 or the passing of my beloved, Erick, but also the magical times and how this journey all began and how I did become a model or how I was dancing in film clips or how did I end up in movies? I have been training for this since I was tiny and have always loved the arts and have always enjoyed my life, really. So, I got to remember the beautiful times too, you know I think it's easy when you go through difficult times to get stuck in that moment when the lights seem to go out and you don't think you're ever going to get through it… and it's that process of getting better I guess. But then when you start to take a step back, as I did with the film, and get to see the whole big picture and you are just so grateful for all the amazing things that have happened and you see why you are doing what you're doing and what's driving this passion."