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Glee star Cory Monteith found dead in Vancouver hotel room

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Mr Monteith, 31, was found dead at Vancouver’'s Fairmont Pacific Rim hotel

Mr Monteith, 31, was found dead at Vancouver’’s Fairmont Pacific Rim hotel

The entertainment world reacted with shock and sorrow on Sunday following the death of Cory Monteith, one of the stars of the hit musical series Glee. The 31-year-old actor was found dead in his room at the Fairmont Pacific Rim hotel, in Vancouver, Canada, shortly after midday on Saturday, when he missed his check out time. Police said they did not suspect foul play, though the cause of death was not immediately apparent.

 

Mr Monteith, who had played front man and heart throb Finn Hudson since the hit show began in 2009, had been treated for drug addiction and reportedly had a history of substance-abuse. Monteith’s Glee co-stars were among the first to express their grief at the news of his passing. “My heart is broken,” wrote Dot-Marie Jones, who plays coach Shannon Bieste, on Twitter.

 

Mark Salling, who played Finn’s best friend Puck, tweeted the single word, “no”; the message, since deleted, was re-tweeted almost 12,000 times. The show’s producers and 20th Century Fox Television said in a statement that Monteith “was an exceptional talent and an even more exceptional person. He was a true joy to work with and we will all miss him tremendously.” A spokesman for Monteith’s girlfriend and fellow Glee star, Lea Michele, described the news as “devastating”, and asked that Michele’s privacy be respected.

 

Mr Monteith was born in Calgary, Alberta in 1982, and moved to Vancouver Island as a child. According to his biography on the Fox website, he held a variety of jobs before turning to acting, and had worked as a Wal-Mart greeter, school bus driver, roofer and cab driver. His television credits included roles in Smallville, Supernatural and Stargate, and he had appeared on film in Final Destination 3, The Invisible and Deck the Halls. In March, Monteith, whose Glee character was a high-school football player-turned-glee club – or musical group – singer, voluntarily entered a rehabilitation facility for an unspecified substance addiction. At the time, Michele told People magazine that she loved and supported her boyfriend and was proud that he was seeking help. It was not the actor’s first time in rehab. He had also received similar treatment when he was 19, and spoke openly about his addiction struggles, saying he had a serious problem and took “anything and everything”.

 

In 2011, Monteith told Parade magazine that he believed he was “lucky to be alive” Monteith had checked into the Fairmont Pacific Rim Hotel on July 6, and was due to check out on Saturday, Vancouver Police Department acting chief Doug LePard told reporters. Others were in the hotel room with Monteith on Friday night, but evidence including his fob key entries indicate he returned to his room by himself early on Saturday and was alone when he died, police said. LePard said he wanted to offer condolences “to the family, friends, castmates and millions of fans of Mr. Monteith”. Coroner Lisa Lapointe said: “We do not have a great deal of information as to cause of death.” Montieth’s spokeswoman, Melissa Kates, said in a statement, “We are so saddened to confirm that the reports on the death of Cory Monteith are accurate.” “I have no words! My heart is broken,” Dot-Marie Jones, who plays football coach Shannon Beiste on Glee, said in a post on her Twitter account on Saturday night.

 

She called Mr Monteitha “hell of a friend” and an “amazing” man. “What an absolutely tragic loss of a very talented young man,” tweeted Zooey Deschanel, star of another Fox show, New Girl. Fox and the producers of Glee, including 20th Century Fox Television, called him an exceptional performer “and an even more exceptional person. He was a true joy to work with and we will all miss him tremendously”.

 

“We are in shock and mourning this tragic loss,” his representatives at Viewpoint Public Relations in Los Angeles said in a statement. According to his biography on Fox’s website, Mr Monteith was born in Calgary, Alberta, and moved to Vancouver Island as a child. Before turning to acting, he held a variety of jobs including Wal-Mart greeter, school bus driver, roofer and cab driver. Mr Monteith’s TV credits included roles on the series “Kaya and Kyle XY and guest appearances on Smallville, ‘Supernatural, Stargate, Flash Gordon and Interns.

His film credits included Final Destination 3, ‘The Invisible, Deck the Halls and Whisper. An autopsy on Monteith was set for Monday, police said.

 

The Independent

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Meet Kwata Esimu Hit Maker, Freeboy

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Freeboy aka Mandela Mubark Adams is talented Ugandan artist who has caught an eye for everyone after his saleout song Kwata Esimu featuring Swangz Avenue’s Winnie Nwagi

Here is all you need to know about him

Freeboy is a young artist from the westnile region / Arua town who started his singing career not so long ago, he has managed to put a couple of songs under his name that have established him and one of the most sought after artists at the moment.

He has songs like Magic, Alemi, Letaa, and Sabala Gwe Abinkubya, among others that made him the biggest artist in the westnile region,

Signed to Viva entertainment an Arua based company they teamed up with swangz avenue in an endeavour to giving him a bigger platform, thus working with Winnie Nwagi on the Kwata Esimu hit song that has become the talk of the town, topping all music charts both Radio and TV

Freeboy comes with a unique voice & style, blending kadongo kamu with afro beats & pop making him an interesting artist to watch out for

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“I earned 120K at my first job” Brian Ahumuza consoles Sheila Gashumba

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Fashion guru Ahumuza Brian of Abryanz Collection has revealed how he was also being paid 120 monthly salary. Through his social media platforms, Ahumuza Brian has revealed how much he was paid being when he had just started his fashion road years ago.

Ahumuza opened up his first store, The Abryanz Collection Store, a clothing retail opened its doors to the public in 2010 at Prime Complex and in 2014, the Abryanz Collection was awarded as the Best Youth Fashion Store at the Kadanke Youth Awards.At the Abryanz Style & Fashion Awards in 2015, the Abryanz Collection launched its first custom made collection. The majority of the pieces are now on sale in stores. This collection was collaboration between Brian Ahumuza and a few fashion designers in Korea.

The Abryanz Collection has also showcased at many of the past Buzz Teeniez Awards events, and Kadanke Youth Awards. Off the runway, the collection has exhibited in secondary schools within Kampala and across Central region during the school tours organized by the fashion magnet.

The Abryanz Style & Fashion Awards. (2013- To Date)

With the idea of getting the fashion industry in Uganda pronounced and established, Brian Ahumuza begun The Abryanz Style & Fashion Awards back in 2013.

Abryanz was named the new Ciroc UG Brand ambassador on 14 October 2016. The fashion guru broke records as he became the first East African to endorse the Premium Vodka Brand, Ciroc.

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A Mbarara 9 year old releases her debut single

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Have you thought about the children’s entertainment specially during this lockdown? 

This is sorted as a 9 year old girl from Mbarara district releases  her first solo video titled ‘NINZA KWEGA’ literally meaning ‘I WILL LEARN’ 

Murungi is undoubtedly talented  and picks inspiration from her mother Emily Kikazi, the region’s reigning Best Female Artist. Murungi’s project does not come as a mistake since she recently featured her mother in the trending Runyankore song titled Twerinde Coronavirus. Murungi brings out a strong voice and wonderful gestures in the NINZA KWEGA single. It’s not the first time she appears before a camera. In 2019, Murungi appeared in a song visual titled ‘Mwana Wangye’ where the mother was telling her to be a well behaved child. Now in her Ninza Kwega song, the young beautiful Murungi, like her name, seems to be putting into practice what the mother taught her. Murungi is a lucky girl. She is already signed under her mother’s label called SUPER RICH GANG and the song was produced by the best producer Deus Kabagambe of sure tunes and Video was shot by VoltFilms. The mother tells us that she has a full independent management under the same label led by one U-Turn Fahard who is an influencer in the region. 

The mother, Emily Kikazi, an artist, says she is aiming at a big brand Murungi not just a stage performing artist. Murungi is having a personal music coach who doubles as her producer Deus Kabagambe. In just hours, her Facebook page MURUNGI and Youtube channel MURUNGI UG have shown pretty good growth. I recommend this video for every parent and child. Good luck MURUNGI!

Watch her debut single here

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Lydia Jazmine, Feffe Bussi, Tonix and Grenade light up Club Beatz second edition

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The second edition of Club Beatz at Home online concert took place on Saturday and featured singers Lydia Jazmine, Grenade, Feffe Bussi and Tonix. The show as usual was hosted by Martha Kay and DJ Aludah made his debut appearance.

The Club Pilsner organised show lived up expectations and got fans piling praise for the exhibition. All artistes performed in the comfort of their homes.

The show started with Allan Tonix electrifying ‘Swag Meter’ performance. Tonix also did ‘Sikuleka’, ‘Romance’, and ‘Sunday’ before leaving the mic for Grenade. Grenade did his master pieces Nkuloga and Akaama among other songs and still put up a good show.

Lydia Jazmine then took over the show with her ‘Masuka’, ‘You and Me’, ‘Hit and Run’ among others. Feffe Bussi, the master of free style then closed the artistes’ show with ‘Business’, ‘Love Yo’ among others.

The party went on all night with Sir Aludah on the decks.

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