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CRIMINAL MINDS: SEASON 11???

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The cast of the police  procedural show CRIMINAL MINDS have  finished shooting Season 10 and with just two more episodes left, the viewers are left to wonder if there will be a Season 11. It's the hope that there would be a new season after this because the Criminal Minds fans aren't ready to bid the BAU team adieu just yet.

It's been a long road for the show and I can't believe it's been 10 years already. What first drew me to the show in the first place were the main cast members (I started watching from Season 4 & hunted for Seasons 1, 2 and 3)- all familiar faces except for Matthew Gray Gubler (Dr Spencer Reid with the eidetic memory) andKirsten Vangness (the talkative technical analyst, Penelope Garcia).









It was a huge surprise to see  Thomas Gibson,  whom I remember mostly as Greg Montgomery in the sitcom Dharma & Greg, play the solemn and intense Special Agent Aaron 'Hotch' Hotchner. His character was the complete opposite of Greg that I some…

OREKOYA BOYS FOUND; "OLX NANNY" BEHIND BARS

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THE BOSTON BOMBER FOUND GUILTY

#Tsarnaev found #GUILTY on all 30 counts. LIVE COVERAGE now on FOX25 or in app. #FOX25pic.twitter.com/Pd0GdpjLYw
— FOX 25 News Boston (@fox25news) April 8, 2015



Two years ago, on the 13th of April,  two young horrors, Dzhokhar and Tamerlan Tsarnaev  planted bombs at the Boston Marathon, killing three and injuring several people. Today, a verdict was reached and the surviving of the two  who caused so much pain and chaos- has been found guilty on 30 charges; making him eligible for the death penalty.
It still baffles me how anyone could have such a low regard for human life. It's  heartrending to see Islam's teachings blackened and misunderstood  and used as a reason to cause mass destruction. For those two to do what they did, one cannot imagine exactly what was in their heads when they planted those bombs- nothing except the intention to cause a major tragedy and for what? 
The Tsarnev boys chose to throw their lives away; Tamerlan's now dead and Dzhokhar, at 21, will…

FRESH : FURIOUS 7 (FAST AND FURIOUS 7)

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Latest in "The Fast & Furious" franchise;  FURIOUS 7  has additional cast members; Jason Statham (The Transporter), Djimon Hounsou (Blood Diamond) and veteran actor, Kurt Russell.  Sadly (As we all know) this is the final movie of original cast member Paul Walker who died in a car crash on November 30th, 2013.
Spoiler: Look out for a fight between Jason Statham and The Rock!
When I watched the first FAST & FURIOUS so long ago; I never imagined it would go this far- six sequels
Rest in peace Paul Walker.







THE SOUND OF MUSIC's GOLDEN ANNIVERSARY

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If anybody asked me the first time I watched THE SOUND OF MUSIC; I wouldn't know. This movie was an "often watched" one when I was a child; mostly on weekends. Dad would pop in the tape in the VCR and my brothers and I would watch the beautiful woman (Julie Andrews) appearing on the mountain and burst into song- a sight we were never tired of! The nuns didn't have to give their differing opinions about Maria- the main one being "Maria is not an asset to the abbey"- it was obvious to us even then that Maria stood out, despite her protests the abbey was her home and life. So we were rather glad the Reverend Mother (Peggy Wood) sent her off "only for a little while" to experience the world by being a governess to the Von Trapp children (Lisel, Fredrich, Louisa, Brigitta, Kurt, Marta and Gretl). Little did Maria know her life would be changed forever after meeting their handsome and initially forbidding father, Captain Von Trapp( Christopher Plummer)…

THE NEW PRESIDENT: BEGINNING OF CHANGE?

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I really loathe writing on politics on my blog but this particular topic can not be avoided. Last Saturday, Nigerians came out en masse to cast their votes and today the results released by INEC has shown that APC's presidential candidate; Muhammadu Buhari is the winner, hence the President- elect.
Well there's been a lot of reactions; mostly positive ones as Buhari is seen as a positive change in Nigeria- "VOTE FOR CHANGE; VOTE BUHARI."
Once he's sworn in, our new president will have a lot of work to do; most especially (I hope) aside from making several changes that will benefit the country for the better, see to the rescue of the remaining Chibok girls who were kidnapped from their school by Boko Haram almost a year ago, we all hope to hear good news regarding them from now on.
Aside from the hiccup in Rivers and Enugu doing Election Day, one can say that the Election went very well and with the results; the Nigerian people have definitely spoken. This will be t…