Mel B appeared to have put her differences with Eddie Murphy behind her as she supported him at the world premiere of his latest film.
The pair split four months before the birth of Mel's daughter Angel Iris, three, and the situation worsened when Eddie publicly denied being the father, even though a paternity test later showed the contrary.
Mel raised eyebrows when she arrived with the star to attend the Los Angeles screening of Shrek Forever After, the fourth and final film in the animated series.
However she kept a low-profile on the ogre-green carpet, and ignored waiting reporters, preferring instead to hug and chat with members of Eddie's family.
"It's crowded in the limo!" Eddie joked about the huge family turnout which came to support him.
Despite the fun family atmosphere, co-stars Mike Myers and Cameron Diaz admitted they were emotional about the movie being the last outing for Shrek.
Mike confessed: "We're getting sadder and sadder as we go down the carpet, truthfully."
Cameron too was disappointed that the series had come to its conclusion. "I am sad it's the end," she admitted.
Before being whisked into the screening, Cameron ordered her cast mates to autograph her copy of the script as a lasting reminder of her time on the franchise. "Sign, sign!" she demanded.
Russell Crowe walked out on a BBC Radio 4 interview after being riled by accusations that he had made Robin Hood sound Irish.
Tough guy Russell, 46, swore after presenter Mark Lawson suggested that hints of his accent did not sound English.
Questioned on arts show Front Row about whether the Irish tinges were deliberate, he snapped: "You've got dead ears, mate. You've seriously got dead ears if you think that's an Irish accent."
As Lawson reiterated that there were only "hints" of Irish, Russell responded: "B******s."
The actor has already faced concerns from critics about the accuracy of his speech.
The Gladiator star continued to talk about the background of the character but then returned to the accusation, adding: "I'm a little dumbfounded you could possibly find any Irish in that character - that's kind of ridiculous, but it's your show."
Debate has raged for many years about whether the historical figure could be claimed by Nottingham or Yorkshire as he has become an important source of tourist income.
Trying to pin him down, Lawson asked Russell whether the voice was supposed to be from northern England.
The Oscar-winner hit back: "No, I was going for an Italian - missed it? F*** me."
After failing to answer a question about whether he had not wanted to deliver a famous line in Gladiator - also directed by Robin Hood film-maker Ridley Scott - he got up to leave, saying: "I don't get the Irish thing, by the way. I don't get it at all."
The song says Mr. Kikwete is committed to fight corruption and promote good governance
Ngoma Africa Band has released a new single in praise of Tanzania’s President Jakaya Kikwete.
The song titled “Jakaya Kikwete 2010” praises Mr. Kikwete’s good leadership skills. Unlike many African leaders who rig elections, the song says that Mr. Kikwete was elected democratically and has been committed to fight corruption and promote good governance.
The song is appealing to Tanzanians to give Mr. Kikwete another chance of leading the country by voting for him in the coming elections. “He deserves another chance of leading the country to greater heights,” says the bandleader Ebrahim Makunja aka Ras Makunja. “President Kikwete fights all evils and promotes the country’s well-being,” he adds.
Ngoma Africa Band is one of the most famous Tanzanian bands based in Germany. It is also known as “The Golden Voice of East Africa” because of the captivating voice of the band’s vocalists and the way they thrill fans at their concerts. “We penetrate the souls of the fans, automatically making them crazy,” says Makunja.
Ngoma Africa’s music is known as “Bongo dance” which is a modern version of danceable music from Tanzania and the neighbouring East African countries.
The band has so far released an LP titled “Mama Kimwaga” (Sugar Mummy), and several singles including “Anti-Corruption Squad” and “Apache wacha Pombe” (Stop over drinking alcohol).
Most of their songs are written in Swahili language. The band has many talented musicians including Christian Bakotessa aka Chris-B, Said “Jazbo” Vuai, Maxime Buanda, Richard Makutima, Madam Severn Onkomo and Mr. Buti Jiwe.
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