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Forbes Highest-Paid Women In Music 2014

1. Beyonce ($115 million)
Queen B had the biggest year of her career, thanks mostly to a massive tour. The superstar singer played 95 shows during our scoring period, bringing in an average $2.4 million per city, according to Pollstar. Her latest album, Beyoncé, hit iTunes in December 2013 with barely any publicity—and quickly became one of the year’s top sellers. Go Queen Bey.

2. Taylor Swift ($64 million)
As she completes her crossover from country to pop, Swift is having the best year of her career, earnings-wise. She continues to pull in cash from live shows, recorded music and endorsements for Diet Coke, Keds and CoverGirl. New album 1989 looks set to become the top-seller of the year, boosted by sales of over 1 million units its first week.

3. Pink ($52 million)
Though she may not have quite the same name recognition as some of the other stars on this list, Pink is quietly adding massive amounts of cash to her coffers. She played more than 85 concerts during our time frame, gro…

After 13years, World Trade Centre Reopens (Photos)

13 years after the 9/11 attack, the World Trade Center is re-opening for business & has been renamed One World Trade Center.

Standing at 541 meters with 104 floors, it is officially America’s tallest building and cost $3.9 billion to put the skyscraper together. One of the first tenants, publishing giant Conde Nast started moving in yesterday, Anna Wintour, the editor of Vogue, is said to be moving to the 25th floor with her staff, while Vanity Fair editor, Graydon Carter, has chosen the 41st floor. An official opening ceremony date is yet to be fixed.

The old twin buildings went down on September 11, 2001 after it was hit by two planes hijacked by terrorist group, al-Queda. See more pics of the new structure below:

 Photo Credit : Getty Images, Associated Press

Lupita Nyong’o Covers Glamour Magazine’s December 2014 Issue, Talks About Chimamanda Adichie’s ‘Americanah’

Kenyan Hollywood actress Lupita Nyong’o has been off the radar for a while so we are glad to see her on the cover of Glamour Magazine’s December 2014 issue.

The 31 year old actress, who was basically unknown two years ago, has now become one of the few African Hollywood actresses that the world has their eyes one.

With a spectacular performance in 12 Years a Slave, her first major movie role, Lupita has bagged key roles in two upcoming movies – Jungle Book and Star Trek: Episode VII.

Also listed as part of her future project is the film version of the novel ‘Americanah’ by Nigerian author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.

According to reports, Lupita Nyong’o will take the lead female role and star as Ifemelu, a young Nigerian woman who migrates to America and starts blogging about race in her adopted country.

Lupita states that she can’t wait to start working on it. For the movie she has teamed up with Brad Pitt and his Plan B Entertainment to make the film version of ‘Americanah.’

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Evicted Big Brother Hotshots Housemate, Lilian, welcome back party with Jameson Irish Whiskey & Multichoice

Jameson Irish Whiskey is one of the Pernod Ricard Nigeria brands sponsoring the Big brother Hot shot show. So a welcome back party was organised for Lilian check out fun and exciting event pictures.

Afghan Deputy Governor Shot Dead During a University Class

Abdul Qadim-Patyal

Afghan officials said on Monday in Kabul that Abdul Qadim-Patyal, Deputy Governor of Kandahar Province in southern Afghanistan was shot dead during a university class at Kandahar university.

Dawa Menapal, Provincial Official, said the gunman entered the classroom where Qadim-Patyal, was receiving lecture on Sunday night and opened fire on him while he was listening to the teacher’s lecture.

Menapal said that the killer had escaped.

President Ashraf Ghani condemned the attack.

Patyal was in his last semester in the education faculty of Kandahar University where he was studying in night classes.

Angelina Jolie stuns on the December cover of Vanity Fair

Meet Mrs. Pitt! Angelina Jolie stuns on the December cover of Vanity Fair, where she opened up about life as a married woman.
The Oscar-winning actress, 39, is gorgeous on the simple cover shot by Mario Testino, staring straight into the camera for a captivating shot. With the focus on her piercing blue eyes, Jolie wears her brunette locks pulled back away from her face, and sports a classic nude lip.

Jolie poses in a white collared shirt with her arms wrapped around herself, offering a peek at her massive engagement ring. The image of the star is accompanied by cover lines reading "Perfectly Awesome! Angelina Jolie: Visiting War Zones, Directing an Oscar Contender, and Life as Mrs. Pitt."
Inside the issue, the mother of six touched on her life in the months since her secret August wedding to longtime love Brad Pitt.

"It does feel different," she told the mag about being a married couple after nine years together. "It feels nice to be husband and wife."