Fashion, Celebrity Gist

Messi, Father to Appear in Court on Tax Fraud Charges

Lionel Messi and his father Jorge have been ordered to appear in court on charges of defrauding the Spanish tax authorities of more than 4 million euros ($4.5 million).

According to Reuters, Spain's public prosecutor has recommended a jail sentence totaling 18 months and fines of more than 2 million euros for Jorge Messi for allegedly defrauding the state of 4.2 million euros for the years 2007-2009.

Taylor Swift, Kim Kardashian Lead Most-followed Instagram Accounts

The ladies of U.S. pop music and pop culture are commanding the most followers among the 400 million plus global users of Instagram.

The photo-sharing app made this known on Tuesday as it celebrated its fifth anniversary.

Facebook Inc-owned Instagram confirmed its top five accounts for the first time with 25-year-old pop singer Taylor Swift leading the pack with 49.6 million users.

Reality star Kim Kardashian, 34, boasts of 48.1 million followers, while R&B singer Beyonce also 34, commands 47.2 million fans.

Abuja Carnival Rebrands as “Nigeria National Carnival”

Abuja Carnival has been re-branded as Nigeria National Carnival to make it more acceptable as a national event and to involve more stakeholders in the carnival.

Grace Gekpe, the Director Entertainment and Creative Services Department of Federal Ministry of Tourism, Culture and National Orientation disclosed this in an interview with NAN. The 2015 Nigeria National Carnival will hold from Nov. 21 to Nov. 24.

Jack Ma Sells His Debut Painting for $5.4 million

Alibaba co-founder Jack Ma moonlights as a painter, and his first piece just sold at auction for millions.

Ma painted "Paradise," a round, oil on canvas depicting Earth, with his friend and well-known Chinese artist Zeng Fanzhi. The artists coated and dotted the canvas with paint, before using palette knives to scrape the surface.

Hollywood, Nollywood Collaboration Good for Entertainment Sector –Guild

The growing collaboration between Nollywood and Hollywood in film making has been described as a healthy development for the evolving entertainment industry in Nigeria.

The President of the Actors Guild of Nigeria, Agility Onwura, made the statement in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria at the weekend.

Player Jailed 1-Year for Breaking Opponent's Leg

A footballer in Britain's Sunday League has been jailed for a year after he deliberately broke an opponent's leg on Friday.

The court said that AFC Gold Cup player, Nathaniel Kerr, 24, pleaded guilty at Manchester Crown Court to assault.

The court heard that Kerr jumped on his opponent, Stuart Parsons, two minutes into the first game of the season between Emigration FC and AFC Gold Cup in the Stockport Sunday league in August.

According to the report, the tackle dislocated Parson's ankle and broke it into two places.

Sky Swimming: Luxury London Condo to get 'Floating' Pool

Love swimming? How about a refreshing dip while floating in mid-air?

That's the unique experience on offer to residents of a luxurious apartment block planned for central London.

CNN reports that City officials have given developers permission to build a transparent aquarium-like swimming pool hanging 10 stories above the ground.

Malala Yousafzai Bags Nobel Peace Prize

Pakistan’s Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has congratulated adolescent education campaigner Malala Yousafzai on the Nobel Peace Prize which was awarded to her, calling her the “pride” of his country.
She is (the) pride of Pakistan. She has made her countrymen proud. Her achievement is matchless and unequalled. Girls and boys of the world should emulate from her struggle and loyalty, he said in a statement.
The Nobel Peace Prize went   to 17-year-old Pakistani Malala Yousafzai and India’s Kailash Satyarthi for their work promoting children’s rights.