Mayowa Nicholas, Amilna Estevao, Estelle Chen, Alécia Morais and Others to Walk in Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show 2017 

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“I can’t believe I am typing this right now I am so happy to announce that I will be walking the Victoria secret fashion show 2017”. Those words formed part of the caption of an Instagram video that Mayowa Nicholas posted on August 23. The Nigerian model had obviously found out that she had been selected as one of the new faces to walk the runway at the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show in November 2017. 

 

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Mayowa Nicholas | via Instagram

About 17 models have reportedly been chosen to walk in the show for the first time with 14 returning Victoria’s Secret Angels like Candice Swanepoel, Gigi Hadid, Bella Hadid, Leomie Anderson, Maria Borges and Karlie Kross. The Society Management agent, Darren Jay, is one of the first people to announce via social media that Nicholas, Cabo Verdean model Alécia Morais, Estelle Chen and Amilna Estevao are going to be part of the 17 new comers from diverse backgrounds to the Victoria’s Secret show, which Nicholas, Estevao and Morais described as a dream come true. Estelle Chen also took to Instagram on August 23 to express her excitement at the news “I can’t believe it’s happening… I’m incredibly happy to announce that I AM WALKING THE VICTORIA’S SECRET 2017 SHOW”.

 

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Meanwhile, some quarters have begun to wonder if the move is an effort to allow for diversity on the part of Victoria’s Secret, considering that the show had been called out in the past for its “homogeneous lineup of tall, thin, white and Latin women”, according to an article on refinery29.com. However, Angolan model Maria Borges, who made history in 2015 as the first model to rock a natural hair at a Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, thanked Victoria’s Secret “for giving the opportunity to these beautiful models to shine”. Borges will reportedly appear for the fifth time on the Victoria’s Secret runway this year.

 

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Guillermo del Toro’s Reason for Not Directing ‘Pacific Rim 2’

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Guillermo del Toro directed the original Pacific Rim movie and the filmmaker had always hinted the possibility of a sequel to the sci-fi monster film, especially after the global success of the blockbuster. He reportedly announced some time in 2015 that pre-production of the second movie in the franchise had commenced under the title Pacific  Rim: Maelstrom.

Later, production company Legendary Pictures reportedly announced an official title change on February 23, 2016, from Pacific Rim:Maelstrom to Pacific Rim: Uprising (apparently, Pacific Rim: Maelstrom was merely a working title) adding that del Toro was going to step aside to occupy the producer’s chair while he would be replaced by Starz’s Spartacus and Marvel-Netflix’s Daredevil showrunner Steven S. DeKnight as director.

DeKnight teamed up with Emily Carmichael, Kira Snyder and T. S. Nowlin to write the Pacific Rim: Uprising screenplay, albeit the sequel’s script was initially supposed to be written by del Toro, Zak Penn Travis Beacham.

However, in a recent interview with Perri Nemiroff from Collider.com, del Toro gave a rationale for not directing the Pacific Rim sequel:

“The timing started to suck”, he started. “I had this little movie that I wanted to do—The Shape of Water—very, very much. At one point it was Justice League Dark or Pacific Rim, I said, ‘Let’s go to Pacific Rim.’ The reality is they said, ‘We’re gonna need to postpone,’ because they were changing hands—Legendary was going to be sold to China, to a Chinese company [called the Wanda Group]. They said, ‘We’ve gotta wait nine months’ and I said, ‘I’m not waiting nine months, I’m shooting a movie,’ and I went and shot [The Shape of Water] and we chose Steven DeKnight.”

He admitted that DeKnight’s is redefining the franchise but he lets him do his thing “It was such a great choice. I mean I love [DeKnight], love what he does, I think he’s really brilliant. He’s making it his own. I’m not breathing over his shoulder saying, ‘What are you doing? What are you doing?’ He’s doing things differently and I like that. When I produce I try to produce the way I would like to be produced. I say to everyone I produce, ‘If you need me I will be there 100% all the time. If you don’t need me, I’m not there. You show me the cut then we’ll start interacting.”

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John Boyega with Steven DeKnight | Photo: John Appleyard

The writer, director and producer also remarked DeKnight’s style and how the story is different from what he created: “It’s going great. I see dailies every day, I see early cuts, I see teasers. They’re doing great. It lets him have his style, lets him have his notion of the characters. I wrote a screenplay, developed two or three drafts of that screenplay—this is different than what I developed, and I’m OK. A producer is in the corner, the director is in the ring. The producer’s not getting the punches, the director is, so shut up, wait in the corner, refresh the towel and wait for the director to come to you.”

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Produced by Guillermo del Toro, Thomas Tull, John Boyega, Femi Oguns MBE, Mary Parent and Jon Jashni, Pacific Rim: Uprising stars John Boyega, Scott Eastwood, Cailee Spaeny and Jing Tian with Rinko Kikuchi, Charlie Day and Burn Gorman reprising their roles from the original movie.

Pacific Rim: Uprising is set to be released on February 23, 2018.

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Akinadé Bombshell Curves of the Day: Irene The Dream

Akinadé Bombshell Curves of the Day: Irene The Dream

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Irene The Dream is an entrepreneur and model. The cute yummy mommy is also into party hosting and owns an online store PicturePerfectStyle.com that sells women wears like bodysuits, lingerie, onesies, etc.

Irene’s curves (especially her hips), together with her slim waist could pass for the world’s 10th wonder because they are amazing.

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Obviously, she leverages their picture perfect-ness when it comes to the promotion of her brand.

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Akinadé Hottie of the Day: Valeria Orsini

Planet Akinadé Hottie of the Day: Valeria Orsini

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Today’s Akinadé Hottie of the Day is one of the most popular fitness models on Instagram. She’s an ambassador for several fitness brands and even owns an online fitness fabrics store SuperFitBabes.com with Giselle Alonso of ShapeWaist.com.

Valeria Orsini, who happens to be multi-ethnic (considering her Colombian, Italian and Puerto Rican heritage) definitely takes her glute and squat workouts seriously, which probably explains her incredibly sculptured body and perky backside.

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Planet Akinadé Glamour is Here to Stay.

Planet Akinadé GlamourIn a bid to provide our readers, fans and social media followers with more Planet Akinadé glamour content, we have set out to start publishing our signature ‘Akinadé Bombshell Curves of the Day’ and ‘Akinadé Hottie of the Day’, from Saturday, April 1, 2017.

 

It is pertinent to note, that Planet Akinadé believes that all women should be celebrated regardless of their body size and shape. Therefore, Planet Akinadé seeks to glorify the female body, with the hope that all women would learn to literally feel comfortable in their own skin, be more confident and ultimately love themselves.

 

Meanwhile, interested photographers, fashion models, glamour models, curvy or plus size models, video vixens, etc should do well and tag @planetakinade with the hashtag #AkinadeBombshellCurves or #AkinadeHotties for a chance to get featured. That way, you are all assisted to get more exposure. In other words, you are brought to the attention of modelling agencies, model scouts, photographers, fashion designers, magazines, industry professionals, brands and other target audience.

 

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‘Atomic Blonde’ to be Released in July 2017

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Atomic Blonde is a spy action thriller written by Kurt Johnstad, directed by David Leitch and based on Antony Johnston’s graphic novel ‘The Coldest City’ published in 2012.

The movie stars South African-born Hollywood actress Charlize Theron, in the role of Lorraine Broughton, a top-level MI6 agent sent to Berlin in the aftermath of the the Cold War; while teaming up with city’s station chief David Percival (played by James McAvoy), to take down a ruthless espionage ring that just murdered an undercover agent.

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Albeit, Atomic Blonde which also stars John Goodman, Sofia Boutella, Eddie Marsan, Til Schweiger, Roland Møller and Toby Jones, had its world premiere at South by Southwest (SXSW) on March 12, 2017. The movie will not hit U.S. movie theatres until July 28, 2017.

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Meanwhile, the kick-ass scenes in a recently released trailer for the film has got some quarters referring to Lorraine Broughton as the female version of the John Wick character. They may be just about right considering director David Leitch co-directed John Wick with Chad Stahelski.

However, we cannot wait to be delighted by our favourite Charlize in her ass-kicking glory, which we have not seen since Aeon Flux.

 

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Jordan Peele’s ‘Get Out’ Crosses $100M Mark at U.S. Box Office.

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DANIEL KALUUYA as Chris Washington in ‘Get Out’, a speculative thriller from Blumhouse (producers of ‘The Visit’, ‘Insidious’ series and ‘The Gift’) and the mind of Jordan Peele, when a young African-American man visits his white girlfriend’s family estate, he becomes ensnared in a more sinister real reason for the invitation.  Credit: Universal/Variety

 

Get Out, a recently released horror/mystery film about racism has reportedly added $21.1 million last weekend; grossing a total sum of $111,051,845, off a $4.5 million budget.

 

Written and directed by comedian Jordan Peele (in his directorial debut), Get Out stars British actor Daniel Kaluuya, Allison Williams, Bradley Whitfield and Catherine Keener. Get Out‘s cast also includes Betty Gabriel, Caleb L. Jones, Lil Rel Howey and Keith Stanfield.

 

The film started generating a lot of buzz right from the time of its official release by Universal Pictures on February 24, 2017; scoring 99% on Rotten Tomatoes and inspiring the #GetOutChallenge on social media.

 

The movie had reportedly been in production for almost a decade and it is currently the number 3 movie on U.S. Box Office, after Kong: Skull Island starring Tom Hiddleston and Samuel L. Jackson, which earned a remarkable $61 million in its debut weekend and Logan, in which, X-Men star Hugh Jackman reprises his Wolverine role.

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However, according to Deadline HollywoodGet Out is the fastest Blumhouse production to cross the $100 million mark.

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