The Hottest Stories on the Internet Today (Wednesday June 14)

June 14, 2017

Here are some of the stories making headlines this Wednesday.

Julie Gichuru: “I Choose To Support Uhuru and You Will Not Bully Me into Supporting Your Candidate”

Media personality Julie Gichuru has come out to publicly endorse President Uhuru Kenyatta for a second term. Together with fellow media girl Caroline Mutoko, Julie was the MC on Friday night during a fundraising dinner for the President at Safari Park. She took to Instagram to make this announcem

Too Embarrassing! This Guy Proposed at a Nairobi Fast Food Joint and It is Painful to Watch (VIDEO)

Of all the awkward marriage proposals you have ever seen, we’re willing to bet you have never seen anything quite like what we are about to show you.

Watch Lupita Nyong’o on the Teaser of ‘Black Panther’

It looks like it will be one of the best movie of 2018, and Kenyan Lupita Nyong’o is in it in a big way. Marvel’s cinematic universe is expanding greatly, and ‘Black Panther’ is promising to be one of their biggest hit. The plot reads..

Governor Mutua: My SGR Experience from Nairobi to Mombasa was Magical (Photos)

Machakos County Governor Dr. Alfred Mutua on Saturday took a trip on the Standard Gauge Railway from Nairobi to Mombasa. Just like the many Kenyans who have taken to social media to shared their experiences of the train service, the governor shared his on Facebook describing the trip as magical.

Donald Trump’s Tweets Come Back To Bite Him In Travel Ban Ruling

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit on Monday upheld a block on Trump’s executive order that sought a 90-day travel ban to the U.S. for most nationals of six Muslim-majority nations and to suspend all refugee resettlement for 120 days.

Family Who Won $429 Million Lottery Aims To Use Money To Fight Poverty

We’ve all fantasized about what we’d do if a few million dollars just found its way into our lives. For the Smith family of Trenton, New Jersey, philanthropy was at the top of their list after they won a $429 million Powerball jackpot last year.

‘Dear Leader’ Trump’s Sycophantic Cabinet Meeting Mercilessly Mocked

People online poked fun at the way President Donald Trump’s cabinet lavished praise on their “dear leader” during its first gathering on Monday. Many likened the footage of Senate Minority Leader cabinet members eulogizing Trump to an episode from his reality TV show “The Apprentice.” Here’s how Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.)

A tour of Air Force One

Take a look inside America’s most famous plane as it flies America’s most famous passenger.

Ivanka Trump Incorrectly Names Judaism As 1 Of The 3 ‘Largest World Religions’

Ivanka Trump, daughter and adviser to President Donald Trump, incorrectly named Judaism as one of the three largest world religions Monday while recalling the president’s recent overseas trip. The father and daughter, along with several other members of their family and of the administration, met with religious leaders of Islam, Judaism and Christianity in Saudi Arabia, Israel and the Vatican during a weeklong excursion abroad.

Kevin Hart On Why He’s A Better Husband The Second Time Around

Being a married man at 37 is far different than being a married man at 22, says Kevin Hart. During his appearance on “Oprah’s Master Class” this weekend, the comedian opened up about his marriage to his first wife, his “community college sweetheart” Torrei, and his marriage to his second wife, Eniko Parrish, comparing the two relationships and what he learned about both marriage and himself through each experience.

Snoop Dogg Narrates That Tense Baby Iguana Chase From ‘Planet Earth’

On Monday’s edition of Jimmy Kimmel’s “Plizzanet Earth,” the rap star took on one of the BBC nature documentary’s most iconic sequences ― of when racer snakes chased a hatchling iguana. “They plotting right now,” Snoops says of the snakes. “Oh, get out of there man. Go!” he adds when the serpents attack.

Coutinho? Bellerin? How new-look Barca could line up under Valverde

Barcelona are getting ready for new era under manager Ernesto Valverde Incoming boss wants new right back to cover absence of Dani Alves as a priority Philippe Coutinho and Marco Verratti are on wishlist as club chase down Madrid Formation could change and Sportsmail looks at three potential new line-ups When Luis Enrique took over the Barcelona job in 2014 he was given Luis Suarez and Ivan Rakitic as a welcoming present.

Arsenal will not sell Alexis Sanchez to Manchester City or Chelsea

Arsenal are standing firm with their Chilean superstar Alexis Sanchez Sanchez is looking to engineer a move away though Arsenal want him to remain The Gunners will refuse to sell Sanchez to Chelsea or Manchester City Both Premier League rivals would be willing to pay in excess of £45m for the star Arsenal have told Alexis Sanchez they will not cave into his attempts to engineer a move to a Premier League rival this summer.

Silva was Palace’s No 1 choice but chairman Parish was on holiday

Crystal Palace are on the hunt for a new manager to replace Sam Allardyce Marco Silva was top of the list despite steering Hull to Premier League relegation Silva was in negotiations with Watford when he received phone call from Palace Yet, he chose Watford after left being unimpressed by chairman Steve Parish Parish asked him not to speak to anyone else until he returned from Majorca Crystal Palace chairman Steve Parish missed out on his first choice of manager to replace Sam Allardyce partly by going on holiday to Majorca.

Manchester United lodge bid for Real Madrid striker Alvaro Morata

Manchester United have officially tabled a bid for striker Alvaro Morata Boss Jose Mourinho is keen to bring the Real Madrid forward to Old Trafford Spanish champions are hopeful of thrashing out a deal in the region of £70m Talks are expected in coming days with Morata keen to sort his future soon Manchester United have lodged a bid for Alvaro Morata as their aggressive transfer strategy begins to take hold.

Griezmann signs new Atletico deal but won’t increase buy-out clause

Antoine Griezmann has signed a deal to keep him at Atletico Madrid until 2022 The forward has resisted the club’s attempts to raise his buy-out clause, however He will still cost Manchester United £88million if they come in for him next year The new deal will see the France forward take home around £235,000-a-week Transfer news: Manchester United launch bid for Real Madrid’s Alvaro Morata Antoine Griezmann has been given a massive pay-hike by Atletico Madrid as part of a new contract that ties him to the club until 2022.

Cristiano Ronaldo is the highest-paid sporting celebrity with £73m

Forbes has released its rich-list for the highest-paid entertainers this past year Cristiano Ronaldo (£73.2million) is fifth, while LeBron James (£67.8m) is 10th American rapper Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs tops the list having earned £102m Cristiano Ronaldo’s aspirations to be the undisputed No 1 footballer in the world are plain to see and now the Portuguese star can lay claim to the highest-paid sporting celebrity.

Jeff Sessions’ turn in the hot seat

The appearance by Attorney General Jeff Sessions before the Senate intelligence committee Tuesday afternoon may lack the hearing-of-the-century theatrics surrounding former FBI Director James Comey. But his testimony will be a dramatic sequel to the fired FBI chief’s tour de force that twisted a knife in President Donald Trump’s administration over the Russia investigation and still has Washington buzzing.

Food poisoning outbreak hits refugees in Iraq

About 800 people are thought to have been affected by the outbreak, at UNHCR’s Hasansham U2 refugee camp, east of Mosul. People began vomiting and complaining of stomach pains shortly after Iftar, the evening meal that Muslims eat to break their fasts during Ramadan.

Friend: Trump is ‘considering’ filing Mueller

“I think he’s considering perhaps terminating the special counsel,” Christopher Ruddy — who was at the White House Monday — told PBS’ Judy Woodruff on “PBS NewsHour.” “I think he’s weighing that option.” A source close to the President said Trump is being counseled to steer clear of such a dramatic move like firing the special counsel.

Lost Jackson Pollock painting found in a garage could be worth $15 million

It has every element of a good mystery: a socialite who spent her days mingling with New York’s best and brightest, a lost painting found years later in an unexpected place, and — perhaps most notably — a potential $15 million price tag.

Puerto Rico’s statehood debate: 5 big questions

What exactly is Puerto Rico to the United States? Puerto Rico is officially a US Commonwealth. The island came under US control in 1898 after the Spanish-American War, but it wasn’t until 1952 that Puerto Rico and the United States officially approved a federal law making it a commonwealth.

Stories from Tanzania’s island of albinos

Wagulu has albinism, a genetic condition which in her home country Tanzania brings with it a host of dangers. Some are medical. Albinos have a skin pigment deficiency, resulting in poor eyesight and an increased likelihood of developing skin cancer.

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