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Daily Nation : February 28th 2014
10 BE FAMOUS. daily NATION February 28, 2014 four-one-one ELLEN DEGENERES BELIEVES ANIMALS ARE THE CLOSEST THINGS TO GOD E FAMOUS. daily NATION February 28, 2014 four-one-one ELLEN DEGENERES BELIEVES ANIMALS ARE THE CLOSEST THINGS TO GOD IT’S IT’S CURTAINS! FOR PIERS. CNN have confirmed the nightly show — which was previously known as ‘Piers Morgan Tonight’ — is coming to an end after over three years, though the exact date of the final programme is yet to be determined. The British presenter told the New York Times newspaper he and CNN president Jeff Zucker had discussed the future of the programme last week and decided to cancel it following “painful” ratings. HULK HOGAN TO RETURN TO THE WWE NEXT WEEK T he 60-year-old star, who hasn’t been on WWE television since December 2007, is set to make his redebut on the flagship show ‘Monday Night Raw’ before appearing on ‘WWE Raw Backstage Pass’ on Monday, February 24, and will also host the special anniversary of ‘WrestleMania 30’ in New Orleans in April. Confirming the news to WWE.com, the multi-time world champion, who first competed at the very first event in 1985, said: “Words cannot express how excited I am to be back in the WWE family. I only have one question for the WWE Universe: Whatchya gonna do when Hulkamania runs wild as the host of ‘WrestleMania 30’? (sic)” WWE Chairman Vince is married to Portia de Rossi - was planning to become a veterinarian before embarking on her TV career, and says animals provided her with some important lessons when growing up. She said: “The compassion I T F have for animals comes from my earliest memories. The first bird I saved was a mockingbird when he talk show host - who I was around seven years. It had fallen out of its nest and I took it home and it grew up to be a full, grown-up mockingbird. I took it back to that same tree and released it.” In 1997, Ellen’s hit sit-com ‘Ellen’ was cancelled and she admits she was left feeling “low” - until she had another encounter with a mockingbird and it helped give her the strength to carry on. She recalled to People maga- zine: “When I was at a low after the show was cancelled, there was a hummingbird in a fountain that was almost dead. I just put my hand in to take it out, and saw it was alive. So I held it to the sun, and it started drying its wings. Then it flew straight up. It was like a metaphor. It had been one of those days for me. Just when you think you should give up, there’s a hand that comes and gets you and goes, ‘Nope, you’re going to be O.K.” YE OLDE DISK JOKEYS’ REUNION or disco and Florida 2000 (F2) fans in Nairobi, tonight is a special one. The club will be marking its 30th anniversary which will also serve as reunion for some of the longest serving DJs of the club; we’re talking 80s and 90s. DJs Steve Aziz, Tito, Kareez, Sweet Dennis, Magic Myke, Hussein Abdalla Jr, Mdosi, Suleyman, Double J and Alabama are just a few of those beloved expected to grace the event, and some of whom also worked at the now defunct Florida Night Club (F1) on Koinange Street. It was closed down in December last year. The F1 club which was also popularly known as Madhouse is scheduled to re-open at a new venue in the city later this year. Florida Club Marketing Manager Emily Maina says a special VIP invite only event will precede tonight’s event starting at 6pm to 9pm. She says: “Take a walk down memory lane as we invite you to party. The floor will be open to all our long-serving patrons from 9pm onwards.” The club will be offering selected drink shots at Sh30 all night to patrons plus a free Heineken with the entry ticket. There will also be a midnight special cabaret show featuring both new and long-serving dancers at the club. All the DJs, some of whom are now entertainment managers will have a chance to rekindle their DJ skills, specialising in the popular oldies. Steve Aziz — now a club manager was not only a DJ but a musician. His elder brother Kelly Brown (deceased) was also a musician famous for the song “Higher” in the 80s. The Florida Clubs hosted talent contests in the 90s that served as avenues for exposure for some of the most popular entertainers in the last decade of the 20th Century; the pioneers of the industry that thrives so today. Hardstone, Kalamashaka, K-South Flava, Poxi Presha, Mighty King Kong, Master Gee, Kanda King amongst others. BY AMOS NGAIRA email@example.com McMahon added: “We are thrilled that Hulk Hogan has returned home to WWE. It’s fitting to have him help us celebrate 30 years of ‘WrestleMania’ and usher in a new era with the launch of WWE Network.” The legendary wrestler’s return coincides with the launch of the WWE’s new streaming network, which launches on the same day. WWE Superstar Ryback recently said it “feels right” for Hulk to get back in the ring. The 32-year-old profes- sional wrestler - real name Ryan Reeves - previously said: “To have a guy like Hulk Hogan come back for ‘WrestleMania 30’ it just feels right. His impact on the WWE and the significance of his career in the WWE to where it is now, he played a big part of that. To have him back, and I don’t know his physical condition or anything of that nature so I don’t know what role he can play, but just to have someone like Hulk Hogan there in the building in New Orleans it just feels right. I’m hoping something can be done on that end.” KERRY WASHINGTON HOLDS A GARDEN PARTY-THEMED BABY SHOWER T he ‘Scandal’ actress who is expecting her first child with her husband Nnamdi Asomugha – threw a lavish bash at the home of her popular TV show’s creator, Shonda Rhimes, for 40 of her closest friends and family members. A source told People magazine: “Several guests gave toasts and Kerry seemed very excited.” Party goers, who included fitness guru Jane Fonda, sipped lemonade and champagne at the event. Kerry, 37, appears to be keeping the sex of her baby a secret, with the eye-witness revealing that presents were wrapped in a neutral mix of yellows, pinks, blues and greens. The star had reason to celebrate after taking home the Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series award at the 45th Annual NAACP Image Awards on Saturday night. Kerry stunned on the red carpet in a blue silk Thakoon dress with peachcoloured detailing, proudly showing off her baby bump, ‘Scandal’ was one of the big winners on the night, with her co-star Joe Morton receiving the Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series, and the show scooping the Outstanding Drama Series award.
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