Here’s everything you missed in entertainment yesterday and others that unravelled while you slept – and are still buzzing today.
Cynthia Morgan sued for tax evasion, owes rent
Reggae artiste, Cynthia Morgan is reportedly being sued over tax evasion and is about to be thrown out of her home over unpaid rent.
Punch reports that the singer is currently facing financial difficulties. It claims to have exclusively obtained court documents showing Morgan has been charged to the Ikeja High Court over her failure to pay her rent at her Omole apartment.
She has also been reportedly served court papers for tax evasion.
A source said, “Ever since she moved into the apartment as a tenant, the owner of the building has described her as a nightmare.
“At a point, the owner of the house didn’t even know who was staying in the flat because every day, new faces showed up at the apartment and they would leave the gate open at odd hours.
“Young scary looking boys with different hair colours come around and they smoke in the compound.
“They disturb the couple living in the flat upstairs, who have been complaining that they can’t even let their kids play in the compound because of the type of people they see around. .
“She has owed waste bills for over a year. They always play loud music at odd hours of the day. Funnily enough, the man who lives upstairs is a popular celebrity designer.”
Simi decorated by the US consulate as human rights ambassador
Simi has been decorated by the United States consulate in Nigeria as one of it’s human rights ambassadors.
The award-winning singer took to her Instagram page where she announced the good news with a video showing the Consulate-General decorating her with the award.
“A few days ago, I was decorated at the US Consulate, by the US Consul General, as one of the Human Rights Ambassadors from Nigeria, in conjunction with CRALI. It was, and is, an incredible honour to get a platform that enables me to use my voice – to the best of my ability – for this cause,” she wrote.
A few days ago, I was decorated at the US Consulate, by the US Consul General, as one of the Human Rights Ambassadors from Nigeria, in conjunction with CRALI. . It was, and is, an incredible honour to get a platform that enables me to use my voice – to the best of my ability – for this cause. This initiative has also kick-started another – @knowyourrightsng – which I will, at a later time, shed more light on. Thank you ❤️ . In the meantime, please follow @knowyourrightsNG and we’ll keep you posted.
J. Cole performs in Lagos
Revered American rapper J. Cole headlined his first Nigerian concert alongside an array of Nigerian music heavyweights; Wizkid, Davido, M.I Abaga, Tiwa Savage and more, at the famous Eko Convention Centre on Lagos Island.
The 6,000 capacity Eko Convention Centre was almost full to capacity as thousands of fans including an array of Nigerian celebrities were present at the event.
Avengers: Infinity War is the second highest box office debut of all time!
Avengers: Infinity War is already breaking box office records, just days after its release.
According to reports from Variety, the move has made $245 million in its first weekend at the box office and has now become the second highest debut at the box office of all time.
This also marks the highest opening weekend ever for a Marvel movie.
The record of the biggest movie debut of all time belongs to Star Wars: The Force Awakens, which earned just 3 million dollars more at the box office during its own opening weekend.
Paris Hilton talks about her sex tape
Paris Hilton has opened up about how violated she felt by the distribution of her sex tape years ago.
The home video of her having sex with her then-boyfriend Rick Salomon in 2001, when she was 19, was first posted on the Internet in late 2003 and made her famous, weeks before she made her debut in what would become the hit reality show The Simple Life.
“It was like being raped,” Hilton, now 37, says in the film, titled The American Meme, according to USA Today. “It felt like I’d lost part of my soul and been talked about in such cruel and mean ways. I literally wanted to die at some points. I was like, ‘I just don’t want to live,’ because I thought everything was taken away from me. I didn’t want to be known as that.”
The American Meme premiered at the 2018 Tribeca Film Festival this weekend. Hilton made her comments at a post-screening Q&A.
Hilton told Piers Morgan in a CNN interview in 2011 that she felt “so betrayed” when the sex tape leaked.
“When I was a little girl, I looked up to people like Princess Diana and these women and I feel like he took that away from me,” she said. “This is not what I planned. I didn’t want to be known as that. Now when people look at me, they think that I’m something I’m not, just because of one incident one night, with someone who I was in love with, people assume, ‘Oh, she’s a slut,’ just because of one thing that happened to me.”