The longest journey

Ever woke up and felt like everything is messed up, then that is the beginning of the longest journey.  Just like a unsolved puzzle,  waking up clueless, without any clue of solving the problems that come across.  And all you got in mind is God’s mercy to show you the rightful way, Guide you through the journey. You could medicate Chris Brown’s song “don’t wake me up” coming through your mind.  First step to pop out of your bed is like stepping in a pile of water,  haha you know that feeling. Getting in shower and that first splash of water drops on your body and you feel like laughing like a rocket launched heading to space.  

To be continued 

‘America’s Got Talent’ season 11 winner announced

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[Spoiler alert! The following contains spoilers from season 11 of “America’s Got Talent.”]
Grace VanderWaal is the newest winner of “America’s Got Talent.”
The 12 year-old ukulele sensation narrowly beat mentalist duo The Clairvoyants to snag the show’s $1 million grand prize Wednesday night.
NFL star and magician John Dorenbos placed third.
Grace — a fan favorite who Simon Cowell has dubbed “the next Taylor Swift” — immediately fell into a crouched position and began to openly weep when host Nick Cannon called her name.
“How does it feel?” he asked her. “These are tears of joy, right?”
“Yes, of course,” she replied between sobs.
As part of her prize, Grace will also headline an upcoming concert in Las Vegas.
The tween was one of ten acts who made it all the way to the finale.
The two-hour broadcast included highlights from the show’s 11th season as well as performances by Il Divo, The Silhouettes and rock legend Stevie Nicks.
The Fleetwood Mac icon revealed she is a fan of “Talent’s” 11th champion.
“I have been watching this show from the very beginning,” Nicks said after performing a stirring version of “Landslide.”
“I have to say (Grace) reminds me a lot of me in a lot of ways. We sing very similar. We like to be weird…and we like to be a little different and not like anybody else.”
“Grace is going to the top!”
Earlier in the evening, Grace reprised her audition song, a quirky original tune titled “I Don’t Know My Name.”
Then it came time to reveal the results of America’s vote.
Crooner Sal Valentinetti, contortionist Soffie Dossi, vocal quartet Linkin’ Bridge and teen opera star Laura Bretan were all in the first group to be eliminated.
Other highlights from the evening included Dorenbos and the Clairvoyants each performing stunning illusions with a little help from Paula Abdul.
“America’s Got Talent” will return in May 2017 on NBC.

Drake And Rihanna Now Have Matching Tattoos Of Their Relationship’s Spirit Animal

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Rihanna getting a tiny camouflage shark with a Drake connection inked on her body was a big enough deal.

Now, photos from his Summer Sixteen tour stop in New Orleans on September 2 show that Drake has a twin shark permanently plastered to his forearm, so, yeah: If that isn’t a hyper-specific declaration of lasting love, we don’t know what is.

This has been a huge week for the pop star and rapper: They started it at the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards, where Drake presented RiRi with this year’s Video Vanguard award and shared that he’d been in love with her for years. Some NYC hangs happened. Some appointments with some tattoo artists went down. Some smooches were exchanged onstage in Miami. And now, not seven days after Drake got a serious case of the feelings before the VMA audience and viewers at home, they’re stamped with the 2D rendering of a stuffed animal Drake got for RiRi on a date at Toronto’s Ripley’s Aquarium. (Peep the photo above: You’ll find the shark just underneath the hands clasped in prayer on his outstretched right arm.)

That’s one hell of a souvenir for this epic seven-day stretch — well, that and the giant billboard Drake put up in Los Angeles to celebrate Rihanna’s VMA achievements. Should we all be so lucky as to find someone who’s into expressing their affection in the most unexpected ways possible, stuffed animals and all.

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Chris Brown’s lawyer says no guns, drugs found in house search

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Police search followed woman’s accusation Tuesday that singer pointed gun at her while at his house.

Police did not find guns or drugs during a search of singer Chris Brown’s mansion before his arrest on allegations he threatened a model at gunpoint, his lawyer said Friday.

Mark Geragos said he was present during the search and police did not find evidence to corroborate the accuser’s story, including a specific piece of jewelry that she said triggered the incident.

Baylee Curran told reporters that Brown pointed a gun at her face after he and another man became angry with her when she admired the man’s diamond necklace.

Brown was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon. He was released on $250,000 U.S. bail.

Geragos said the accuser’s story was fabricated.

“This woman got irate when she was asked to leave because she was acting in an erratic manner,” Geragos said.

Capt. Andy Neiman said the Los Angeles Police Department is working with prosecutors to review the evidence and not commenting on the case.

The Grammy-winning Brown has had legal trouble and problems acquiring international visas since his felony conviction in the 2009 assault of then-girlfriend, Rihanna. He completed probation in that case last year.

Brown has also faced accusations that were proven to be false, Geragos said. He has also had stalkers and several break-ins, including one by a woman who moved into his house while he was away.

Are Nicki Minaj & Meek Mill Expecting A Baby? |SEE PHOTOS

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Meek Mill and Nicki Minaj took their relationship to the next level by renting a Beverly Hills mansion together. And now, the Philly rapper hints on Instagram that they might be going all in and having a baby.

The pregnancy rumors aren’t surprising. Nicki had previously said that she would love to get married and have a child with the Dreamchasers leader. And now maybe part of that dream is coming true….

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Or not.

The woman in the mirror was found out to be fitness expert Tammy Hembrow. See for yourself.

Also, the First Lady of Young Money just made a public appearance with Meek Mill at theVMAs last weekend and there was no baby bump.

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Before she was Gaga (Get to know how Lady Gaga become the star she is now)

By Breeanna Hare, CNN

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A 19 year-old soon to be star, then known simply as Stefani Germanotta, poses for a photo at her parents’ place in New York city. Although photographer Malgorzata Saniewska didn’t know it at the time, it would be one of the first photo shoots of the pop star lady Gaga.
  • Malgorzata Saniewska worked in a New York restaurant with the future Lady Gaga
  • The musician was just 19 when Saniewska photographed her in 2005

Editor’s note: This story was originally published on February 24, 2012.

(CNN)We’ve come to know her as Lady Gaga, but before the world tours, “The Fame” or even the dress made of meat, photographer Malgorzata Saniewskaknew her simply as her restaurant co-worker, Stefani Germanotta.

In the summer of 2005, Saniewska happened to be tending bar at the same West Village restaurant where the 19-year-old soon-to-be star worked as a waitress.

Just 24 at the time, Saniewska had moved from her native Poland to the United States two years prior with dreams of becoming a photographer.

But to support herself, “I started working as a bartender,” she recalled. “It was definitely a money thing. I did want to go to school, but I didn’t do research on photography, my focus was to make better money.”

Keeping an eye on her bank account is what drove Saniewska to study accounting, leaving photography to become an amateur pursuit for a while.

Photographer Malgorzata Saniewska

She went from taking landscape photos of New York City to setting up her own shoots, with Gaga being among some of her first ones.

“We were colleagues, we didn’t hang out really heavily, but she’s the nicest girl ever. … She’s down-to-earth,” Saniewska said. “At that time, she gave me a CD of her first single, and I listened to it and I was really impressed. And she’s a beautiful girl. Based on her looks and her personality I thought (a photo shoot) would be great fun.”

Back then, Gaga “played piano and sang. This 19-year-old girl, she was really talented. She didn’t talk about it a lot, (but) she did say that she studied music. … I cannot even explain to you what she sounds like with just a piano, then or now,” Saniewska said. “I offered her the photo shoot, and she said yes right away.”

Gaga had the perfect location in mind: Her parents’ place on the Upper East Side.

The two young women hopped on a train and headed over there, and set to work creating what Saniewska says became Lady Gaga’s first photo shoot, although Saniewska didn’t know that at the time.

“The house was empty, it was just the two of us,” Saniewska said. “I knew she was a singer, so our focus was her and her very first piano. We just hung out in her parents’ living room, and the piano was right by the window.”

“She’s a good model, obviously,” Saniewska added with a laugh.

Armed with just her first point-and-shoot camera, Saniewska let the intimate shoot unfold organically.

“We had no plan.”

“We basically walked into her house, she did hair and makeup, picked out the clothes and we started,” she recalled. The lighting was natural: “No strobe lights, nothing special, no tripods,” she said. “It was hand-held.”

Saniewska, who’s never been formally trained, said she shot around 200 photos that day. After culling through the resulting images, choosing the photos with the best natural lighting, she presented Gaga with a CD of the pictures. The burgeoning singer was happy with them, and used some of the art for her own promotional materials.

Of course, there’s no way Saniewska could have known that the young woman she photographed on a summer day in 2005 would become the international superstar she is today. As a matter of fact, Saniewska says that at first, when she saw her as Lady Gaga, she didn’t recognize her, having been accustomed to her as a long-haired brunette waitress.

Even as Gaga’s fame continued to grow, Saniewska kept those early photos to herself “out of respect,” she said, particularly because she wasn’t in touch with her.

And then, she just so happened to bump into her old colleague in 2010.

“I actually ran into her in the East Village, and she came up to me. She was already Lady Gaga, and we spoke a little, and she leaned on me, and she said in my ear, ‘Did you know that this was my first photo shoot?’ I had no idea,” Saniewska said. “She was really excited. From that moment on I figured I could do something about it. And she’s OK with it.”

Saniewska hopes that those viewing the photos will get to see another side of Gaga, a peek at who the star was before the world knew her name.

But even with all the fame, to Saniewska, she’s “still the same girl. The fact that we ran into each other and she came up to me — she didn’t say ‘Hi’ and run off. She stood there for 15 minutes, just chatting. She remembered my name, she remembered who I was, and she had so much to say. She’s still the same person to me.”

Malgorzata Saniewska is a photographer in New York represented by Corbis Images.

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A 19 year-old soon to be star, then known simply as Stefani Germanotta, poses for a photo at her parents’ place in New York city. Although photographer Malgorzata Saniewska didn’t know it at the time, it would be one of the first photo shoots of the pop star lady Gaga.
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2. Germanotta and Saniewska worked together at a restaurant. Germanotta was a waitress. Saniewska was a bartender.

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3.She gave me a CD of her first single, and I listened to it and I was really impressed, “ Saniewska remembered. “ And she’s a beautiful girl. Based on her looks and her personality I thought (a photo shoot) would be great fun.”
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4. The photo shoot was at the home of Germanotta’s parents.

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9. Saniewska said she shot around 200 photos that day.

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10. Saniewska gave Germanotta a CD of the pictures. The singer was happy with them, the photographer said, and used some of the art for her own promotional materials.

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11. As Lady Gaga’s fame continued to grow, Saniewska kept the early photos to herself “out of respect,” She said, particulary because she wasn’t in touch with her.

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12. The two would later bump into each other in 2010.

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13. I actually ran into her in the East Village, and she came up to me,” Saniewska said. “She was already lady Gaga, and we spoke a little, and she leaned on me, and she said in my ear, ‘Did you know that this was my first photo shoot?’ I had no idea. She was really excited. From that moment on I figured I could do something about it. And she’s ok with it.”
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14.”She didn’t say ‘Hi’ and run off,” Saniewska said. She stood there for 15 minutes, just chatting. She remembered my name, she remembered my name, she remembered who I was, and she had so much to say. She’s still the same person to me.”

on I figured I could do something about it. And she’s ok with it.”

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15. Saniewska hopes that those viewing the photos will get to see another side of Gaga.

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South African preacher mocked after charging for ‘heavenly’ photos

A South African preacher has been roundly mocked online after reportedly charging followers to view his photos of “heaven.”

Paseka Motsoeneng, a self-styled prophet, claims a track record of amazing feats.

As the leader of the Church of Incredible Happenings, he’s says he’s healed people during sermons and even once claimed to deliver a fish from the womb of a pregnant woman.

But Motsoeneng, popularly known as “Prophet Mboro”, may have gone a bit too far with his latest otherworldly boast.

A South African news site quoted a church spokesperson on 30 March saying that “the prophet did go to heaven” during an Easter church service and that while there “he took pictures” using his smartphone.

Those eager to see photographic proof of the afterlife will have to open their wallets though. Mboro has asked those who wish to view the pictures for a donation of 5,000 rand (about £240 or $340).

Although some of Mboro’s followers rushed to say that the story was satirical, that didn’t stop South Africans from ridiculing the pastor.

“If the Americans can go to the Moon why can’t Pastor Mboro go to Heaven and take pics,” tweeted one. Another commented: “Don’t forget your selfie stick when U go to heaven.”

For those unable to afford the donation, there was also plenty of humorous speculation online about what the photos might show:

But others thought the pastor’s claim was no joking matter.

“What is the government doing about Pastor Mboro?” ‏@ThatGirlCebi wondered. Others accused the Mboro of duping his followers. “Can u please Investigate Pastor Mboro’s claim that he went to heaven and took selfies! He wants R5,000 for a pic!” one South African declared, directing a tweet at the authorities.

The pastor, reportedly a multi-millionaire who owns a fleet of luxurious cars and was once the subject of a BBC documentary, is no stranger to scrutiny over his financial affairs. In 2015, he was questioned by a public commission investigating the commercialisation of religion. He denied all wrongdoing, remained defiant, and told his supporters that he was determined to go to jail if that is was is necessary to protect his church’s image.

Mboro has not yet commented on the social media storm and BBC Trending tried to contact him, but he has not yet responded.

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