One of the high flying Cameroonian Footballers, Clinton N’Jie has Accidentally Livestreams Own S*x Tape on social media
The footage was viewed by thousands of people before N’Jie realised his error and deleted the video, but by then it was too late.
However, the Former Tottenham Hotspur striker Clinton N’Jie has apologised for posting a sex tape live stream of himself on Snapchat, claiming that he was trying to look at the news but “had drunk too much”.
The Cameroon international, who currently plays for Dynamo Moscow after spells with Lyon, Spurs and Marseille, had to clarify what happened after a video of him involved in a sex act with an unknown female was accidentally broadcast on his social media profile.
The footage was viewed by thousands of people before N’Jie realised his error and deleted the video, but by then it was too late.
The 25-year-old later confirmed that he had been out celebrating a new contract after agreeing to join Dynamo from Marseille that involved consuming alcohol, which he claims lead to him trying to Google his own name to read about the transfer.
But in pressing the wrong button on his phone, N’jie managed to upload the video to his Snapchat story.
“I’m sorry, I had drunk too much,” he told Orange.fr. “I celebrated my new contract and wanted to read the news. I pressed the wrong button.”
The bizarre incident overshadowed N’Jie’s move to Russia after he signed a four-year contract to join the Moscow outfit, having spent the best part of three seasons in France with Marseille – having initially left Spurs on loan in 2017 before joining on a permanent deal that summer.
The forward scored 16 goals from 83 appearances with the Ligue 1 side after a solitary unsuccessful season at Tottenham in 2015/16, in which he failed to score in 14 matches before being sent out on loan at the end of the summer transfer window.
It was sad shocking story as a young Nigerian man ended his life in a most sad manner after drinking fumigation chemical.
A 20-year-old man has committed suicide by drinking fumigation chemical (Quick Action Spray) after his mother refused to give him N700 to settle a pressing need in Awhire community, Ughelli North, Delta State. Daily Post reports that the deceased, Augustine Okpako, had requested the said money from his mother, who in turn promised to give him the money the following day (today). The deceased said he cannot wait till the following day, even as his mother was at the time frying garri she will take to the market so she could raise the money. According to an eyewitness, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said,“suddenly we just see that he drank the chemical. He drank quick action that farmers normally used to spray grass.” The eyewitness claimed that the container of the fumigation chemical was empty and there were signs of it on his mouth and shirt, indicating that he may have drank it to commit suicide. The deceased was later rushed to a Cottage Hospital in Erhoike Community in Ethiope-East Local Government Area where he was confirmed dead by doctors. The Delta State Police Command is yet to make any official statement concerning the incident.
Taiwan’s parliament passed a bill last week that endorsed same-sex marriage, although the measure could complicate President Tsai Ing-wen’s bid for re-election next year.
More than 360 same-sex couples married on Friday, according to government data, after years of heated debate over marriage equality that has divided the self-ruled and democratic island.
Twenty couples queued at a marriage registration office in downtown Taipei, where rainbow flags were on display alongside stacks of government-issued, rainbow-themed registration forms.
“I feel very lucky that I can say this out loud to everyone: I am gay and I am getting married,” said Shane Lin, a 31-year-old baker who with his partner were the first couple to register in the Taipei office.
“I am extremely proud of my country Taiwan,” said a tearful Lin.
The euphoria and emotion within the island’s gay community was on display as newly-wed couples walked down a rainbow-colored carpet in a nearby park, watched by families and friends as well as diplomats and reporters.
Chi Chia-wei, an activist who brought a case to Taiwan’s constitutional court that led to a landmark court ruling on same-sex marriage in 2017, congratulated the couples.
“This is the right that we deserved from a long time ago,” he said, draped in a giant rainbow flag that symbolizes the colors of the international gay movement.
“As a beacon in Asia, I hope Taiwan’s democracy and human rights could have a ripple effect on other countries in Asia,” he added.
Supporters also celebrated on social media, sharing posts with rainbow colors.
Friday’s celebration followed a years-long tussle over marriage equality that culminated in the 2017 declaration by the constitutional court giving same-sex couples the right to marry, and setting a deadline of May 24 for legislation.
Marriage equality was backed by the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), but the measure could complicate President Tsai’s bid for a second term in elections next year.
Conservative groups that oppose same-sex marriage said the legislation disrespected the people’s will.
America’s de facto embassy in Taiwan called the island’s quest for equality “an inspiring journey and an example for the entire world.”
“Only in a democracy such as Taiwan’s can human rights and civil rights be protected and nurtured,” the American Institute in Taiwan wrote on its Facebook page.
Same-sex marriage is not recognized by Hong Kong and neighboring China, which regards Taiwan as a wayward province to be returned to the fold by force, if necessary.
It marks another milestone in Taiwan’s development as one of the region’s more liberal societies, in contrast with China’s strongly autocratic government.
Across the strait, many Chinese congratulated Taiwan’s newlywed same-sex couples on platforms such as Weibo, China’s version of Twitter.
“For once I thought the legalization of same-sex marriage in Taiwan would impact on the Chinese government, making them heed our appeals,” one Weibo user said.
“But then I found the shock actually makes the government more scared, stepping up their crackdown on us.”
Human trafficking survivor: ‘We’re the girls you find dead in rivers and dumpsters’
Summer Dickerson is a human trafficking survivor.
It’s the “Super Bowl of horseracing” but the Kentucky Derby has a dark side so disturbing it almost defies belief.
Louisville is a sleepy city on the Ohio River in the midwest state of Kentucky, US.
It’s the kind of place where locals call strangers “sir” or “ma’am” and tip their hats as they pass by. The main street is often deserted and even in the poorest, crime-riddled suburbs, residents who sit on their front porches wave and smile at those who walk past. On the surface, not much else happens in Louisville.
But on the first Saturday of May every year, it springs to life as one of America’s biggest sporting events — and the largest horseracing event in the world — comes to town. Some 150,000 people descend on Churchill Downs racetrack to watch and punt on the Kentucky Derby, spruiked by organisers as “the greatest two minutes in sport for 145 years”.
They come from all over the country and beyond with many Australians making the trip to the other side of the globe especially to be a part of it.
In the prestigious “Millionaires’ Row” section, A-list celebrities can be spotted sipping fine wine among a sea of wealthy, designer-clad spectators in statement millinery. But even those with general admission tickets for the infield come cashed up and ready for a good time. And that’s something pimps and human traffickers know all too well.
The Kentucky Derby is believed to be the second most popular major event for human trafficking in the country, after the Super Bowl.
It’s a multibillion-dollar industry worldwide and with cases increasing in the US, major sporting events have become lucrative business opportunities in the eyes of traffickers.
But for the victims, who are mostly vulnerable girls and women whose lives are reduced to regular beatings, rape, threats and torture, it’s another part of a vicious cycle many of them struggle to break free from.
Trafficking survivors who spoke to news.com.au in Louisville on the eve of this year’s derby revealed they had collectively been buried in the ground by a trafficker, “raped up to 30 times a night”, locked in a box, thrown out of cars, viciously beaten and repeatedly threatened with murder. Several of the women said their traffickers marked them as their property, with branding irons or tattoos in a bid to assert their control, before sending them out on jobs to meet nightly quotas.
There’s a dark side to the Kentucky Derby horse race at Churchill Downs, in Louisville, US. Picture: AP/Darron Cummings.Source:AP
People arrive at Churchill Downs Saturday before the 145th running of the Kentucky Derby horse race in Louisville, Kentucky, on May 4, 2019. Picture: AP /Charlie Riedel.Source:AP
According to them, it’s for these reasons that when traffickers instruct their victims to get on a plane and travel to Louisville during the derby or other major events to meet increased demand for paid sex, they go. They also return. No questions asked.
Louisville-based Survivors’ Corner founder Donna Pollard told news.com.au that traffickers instil so much fear in their victims that they often obey their every command.
“The crowds drawn for these celebratory events (including the Kentucky Derby) are used to enslave and exploit the vulnerable,” she said.
This year was no different with four men arrested on human trafficking-related charges amid a Kentucky Derby Day police sting in Louisville last weekend. Officers also identified 13 trafficking victims and underage girls before putting them in contact with advocates. But that’s just the tip of the iceberg with countless traffickers and their victims falling through the cracks.
‘WHEN THE CAT’S AWAY …’
Women of the Well Ministry is a non profit organisation for trafficking survivors. Founder Summer Dickerson, 40, told news.com.au there was no way to put an exact number on how many victims were brought into Louisville for trafficking at the derby. But, through her connections and outreach work, she estimates it’s in the hundreds in any given year.
“It doesn’t matter if it’s the Super Bowl or Kentucky Derby, you get all these people from all over the world coming to town, sometimes they come with wives and sometimes they don’t, and when the cat’s away the mice will play,” she said.
“Buyers think, ‘I’m in Kentucky, who’s going to know what I’m doing here?’
“So the traffickers send their victims to take advantage of that mentality.”
In the lead up to this year’s derby, police and anti-human trafficking activists announced that like most major sporting events in the US, the world-famous race would also attract predators looking for victims and buyers of sex, sometimes known as johns.
Kentucky’s Attorney-General Andy Beshear also released a poster urging locals and visitors to the Derby to watch out for signs that someone may be a human trafficking victim, including whether they are “travelling in groups,” “have identical tattoos or branding,” or are “unable to identify what town or state they are in or where they are staying.”
Ms Dickerson, who was trafficked for more than a decade, said the signs weren’t always obvious but those in “the game” could easily recognise them.
While under the control of a trafficker, Ms Dickerson said she was brought from Chicago to Louisville to work during the Derby on several occasions.
“I’ve been trafficked in New York, Chicago, Louisville, everywhere,” she said.
“I sat on Millionaire’s Row at the derby and no one realised I was a victim.
“My trafficker sold me to a man who beat me when we left (the racetrack).”
During that time, she was “branded” with five tattoos by different pimps but has since had four of those markings covered, according to her. A tattoo of a bluebird with a crown on her outer right thigh is the last visible sign of Ms Dickerson’s troubled past, although she’s in the process of having that removed.
About 150,000 flocked to Louisville, Kentucky for the annual derby.Source:Supplied
However, Ms Dickerson’s physical and emotional scars from her many violent encounters with traffickers and buyers are not so easily erased.
“I’ve been pistol whipped, I’ve been thrown out of cars, I had to get new teeth after having a gun shoved down my throat,” she said.
“I’ve had a buyer stomp on my head and beat my back in with steel capped boots and I still have back issues today.
“Lots of people think strippers or prostitutes deserve it. But I’m not asking to be in a torture chamber, I’m not asking to be beaten.”
Human trafficking is estimated to bring in global profits of about $150 billion a year —$99 billion from sexual exploitation, according to the International Labour Organisation, a United Nations agency.
“If you have a gun you can sell it once but if I have you, I can sell you over and over again, and that’s why the pimps do it,” Ms Dickerson said.
In the US, ironically known as “the land of the free”, modern slavery is rampant. It’s an industry that thrives largely because its victims are dismissed as society’s castaways — hookers, addicts, runaways, the homeless. About 403,000 people were living in trafficking situations in the US last year, according to the Global Slavery Index. But the data is incomplete because cases are severely under-reported. Of the 5,147 human trafficking cases reported in 2018 through the National Human Trafficking Hotline, not one US state was excluded.
According to Department of Justice statistics from 2012, about a quarter of victims are white, a quarter Hispanic and 40 per cent African-American.
Alarmingly, many of the victims were children.
Summer Dickerson is happily married with children since becoming a sex trafficking survivor.Source:Supplied
Summer Dickerson now runs a safe haven for women escaping sex trafficking.Source:Supplied
GROOMED BY ‘THE BOYFRIEND EXPERIENCE’
Ms Dickerson was just 17-years-old when she was targeted by the first of several traffickers who would go on to make her life a living hell for many years. She was working as a stripper when she unwittingly crossed paths with the man who groomed her into a relationship by professing his love and promising her a better life. Before she knew it, she was trapped in a vicious cycle of extreme physical, emotional and sexual abuse.
“It’s a form of manipulation,” she said.
“They’ll groom you like they’re your boyfriend and next thing you know they’re like ‘hey sweetie, I need you to do something for me’.”
Ms Dickerson said she was tricked into “picking something up” at a hotel for her boyfriend when she was confronted by a buyer who informed her she had been “bought and sold” then raped her.
“He was like ‘I bought you so I’m going to do what I want’,” she said.
“I went home and told my boyfriend and he was like ‘by the way this is what your life is going to be like’ then he beat the crap out of me.
“I didn’t feel like I had an out and I stayed with him for a while.
“I didn’t know my pimps were my pimps until I was out of ‘the game’.”
Ms Dickerson said she was “sold anywhere up to 30 times a night for $1000US” each time and eventually turned to drugs and alcohol as coping mechanisms.
“I’d get clothes and stuff but I’d never get the money because he’d say I was paying off a debt,” she said.
Things soon took a much worse turn for Ms Dickerson when she fell into the hands of a “gorilla pimp” — a term used by victims to describe the worst and most vicious traffickers who “kill people no questions asked”.
“I couldn’t do what I’m doing now if he was alive because he’d find me and kill me or try and kill my kids,” she said.
“He was crazy.”
Ms Dickerson said this particular trafficker tortured her in ways that still haunt her today.
“He literally buried me alive one day,” she said.
“He took me out the back and dug a hole and put me in it. He was showing me ‘I’ll kill you … don’t play with me’.
“From there he took me and put me in the box for hours.
“I also saw him shoot a girl in front of me … he killed her.”
Ms Dickerson said that on another occasion her best friend, who was also trafficked, was murdered by a buyer.
“We’re the girls people find dead in dumpsters or floating in rivers or down an alley like garbage,” she said.
“But we’re not garbage. We’re somebody’s daughter and often a mother.
“But in that world, when they’re done with you, they’re done with you.”
For the human trafficking survivors who do make it out the other end it’s a long road to recovery.
Summer Dickerson told news.com.au she has “found purpose” in helping others.Source:Supplied
A SAFE HAVEN
Nestled in a modest street, which Ms Dickerson lightheartedly refers to as “the hood”, sits Esther’s House.
The two-storey home was donated to her by a pastor and has since been converted into a safe haven where women escaping trafficking or domestic violence can come to recover. It’s precise location is kept secret to protect the women living there from their former traffickers who might seek vengeance over their escapes.
Up to eight women, aged between 18-60, live in the house at one time and each stay an average of about two years.
They receive mandatory trauma counselling and “learn to live again” through programs facilitated by various organisations.
“We call it a discipleship program,” Ms Dickerson said.
“Stage one is loving you to life, letting you lick those wounds a little bit, nurturing. Then we’re going to work.”
The organisation’s core purpose is to show residents they “can turn their whole lives around”, according to Ms Dickerson.
“I know what love is,” she said.
“I understand their struggle better than anybody. I understand what keeps them stuck. These people are dealing with so much judgment and so much hatred. But staying stuck is not an option.
“I’m going to push you to be the best person you can be.”
Esther’s House residents are required to take classes, dependent on their needs.
“If they have drug issues we give them rehabilitation; trauma care; budgeting and parenting classes; everything they can learn to do life a different way than what they’re used to,” Ms Dickerson said.
“We teach women how to have a voice, accountability, discuss issues and resolve them. We’re tyring to build a sisterhood. I want to teach the women we’re not each others’ enemies as ‘the game’ can teach you that. And society does that as well.”
One of three shared bedrooms in ‘Esther’s House’.Source:news.com.au
Inside ‘Esther’s House’, a safe haven for women recovering from human trafficking, in Louisville, Kentucky, US.Source:news.com.au
The facility is privately funded and relies largely on donations. But it’s also propped up by the women who Ms Dickerson teaches to make soap bars out of goats’ milk and sells the products.
“We love our Summer,” one of the women proclaimed when news.com.au visited Esther’s House in May.
Building the organisation from the ground up and renovating the home has been Ms Dickerson’s passion project. She’s poured her heart and soul into her work and the women who come for help since opening just a few years ago. It’s also helped save her.
“I’m happy now,” she said.
“I have a purpose and I’m at peace. I know my worth today.
“I’m a survivor and a warrior.”
According to Ms Dickerson, her work in the field of advocacy has only just begun. But it’s not only the traffickers she has her sights set on when it comes to combating human trafficking.
“We have to hold buyers accountable,” she said.
“People aren’t picking cotton or building railroads like back in the day when slavery was legal and going on. Now they’re in hotel rooms being tortured.
“If I buy you, that’s slavery.
“It is what it is, no matter how you dress it up.”
‘Esther’s House’ residents share the chores to keep the place in good shape.Source:news.com.au
‘IT’S ABSOLUTELY EVERYWHERE’
Human trafficking involves third-party control and is defined as a commercial sex act induced by force, fraud, or coercion, or in which the person induced to perform such an act has not attained 18 years of age, according to the Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000.
It’s also “the recruitment, harbouring, transportation, provision, or obtaining of a person for labour or services, through the use of force, fraud, or coercion for the purpose of subjection to
involuntary servitude, peonage, debt bondage, or slavery”.
Cindy McCain, who chairs the McCain Institute’s Human Trafficking Advisory Council told the Women in the World summit in New York last month that trafficking was “not only a dominant issue, it’s an epidemic issue”.
“It’s also something that is hiding in plain sight,” she said.
“It’s everywhere — it’s absolutely everywhere.”
US President Donald Trump has previously claimed that his proposed wall at the Southern border would have a flow-on effect of ending human trafficking. But Ms McCain said the problem was within North America’s borders.
“He’s living in Disneyland,” she said.
“These kids that are being trafficked are domestic. They are within the United States and they’re going from state to state.”
Speaking at the summit, founder and chief executive of Developmental and Forensic paediatrics, Dr Sharon Cooper said vulnerable children were major targets for traffickers.
“They are really groomed, sometimes by society, by the advertisements, by what they see on social media, and therefore we have to be very proactive to make this stop,” she said.
“We’ve seen cases where girls were taken to farms and sold to migrant farmers, drugged in order to become compliant.
“We’ve seen girls who have been living in homeless shelters, and who come out of the homeless shelter just to walk down the street, but that homeless shelter has been cased by traffickers who will then drive down the street and say, ‘Hey I have a job for you and you can get the tips’.”
After the derby, a 28-year-old local woman driving an Uber inquired as to what brought news.com.au to town. It was explained we were there to report on human trafficking.
“Oh, that’s really good that you’re doing that,” she said.
“That happened to me.
“It’s kind of hard getting out of that life once you’re in it … my story is still being told.”
Nollywood Actress Tonto Dikeh has been storming the internet with endless saga of her divorce with churchill…At First When the romantic fire of her love was in the air she would not let the social media to get a breathing space. So what went wrong?
People were jolted when news surfaced in January that things had fallen apart between Tonto Dikeh and her husband of 17 months. The first sign that something was amiss was when Tonto removed her husband’s name, which she had hitherto flaunted with pride, from her social media account.
At the time, Sunday Scoop had spoken with Tonto’s manager and he claimed that taking down her husband’s name was just a business decision for the actress as the account belonged to her brand.
This was amidst reports that Churchill cheated on Tonto with his beautiful personal assistant, Rosaline Meurer, who he allegedly took on several vacation trips abroad and showered with gifts.
Meanwhile, a trusted source who spoke to Punch’s Sunday Scoop on the condition of anonymity, revealed that the lovebirds began having trouble during the last trimester of Tonto’s pregnancy. The businessman and philanthropist was said to have been seen with different ladies at clubs in Lagos.
Tonto was said to have confronted her husband about his alleged affairs and he denied it all. She then reportedly asked him to sack Rosaline if he was sure there was nothing between them but he declined, saying it was wrong to punish her for something she didn’t do. Tonto also allegedly behaved violently on some occasions when she threw tantrums and broke expensive items in the house. According to our source, Churchill thought it was a phase that would blow over, and he never believed that she would leave him. Tonto was also said to have suffered mood swings, both during her pregnancy and even after having the baby, which was attributed to post-partum depression.
Her estranged husband has reportedly been making moves to reconcile with her, even enlisting the support of elderly family members, but as Tonto confirmed herself, she has blocked all access.
Churchill has been advised to give her some time to heal and that in her own time, she would come around and return home.
Will Tonto’s wound ever heal or is she in search of cheap fame so that she could still be relevant like other celebrities?
Sports Illustrated has cast its first-ever Polynesian model to pose in its annual Swimsuit Issue.
Veronica Pome’e, who hails from Perris, California, is breaking down barriers with her first SI Swim shoot in the Bahamas this week.
In behind-the-scenes videos, the 29-year-old can be seen modeling several sexy blue swimsuits on the beach at The Cove Atlantis.
Amazing! Veronica Pome’e, 29, is the first-ever Polynesian woman cast in Sports Illustrated’s Swimsuit Issue
Way to go! Veronica is one of six finalists in the 2019 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit model search competition
Big deal: She’s been sharing videos from her shoot in the Bahamas this week
All in a day’s work! She posed on a beach with tourists in the background
Pro: She posed for photographer YuTsai, had her hair done by Adam Maclay, and had her makeup done by Pauly Blanch
Veronica shared a video of herself posing sensuously in the sand this week. She’s wearing a blue one-piece and a cover up, and runs her hands up her body and through her hair as a man holding a wind machine stands nearby.
Other videos were shared on Instagram Stories, showing Veronica’s fitting and a few more moments on the beach.
She also wears a light blue bikini and lays in the sand, while vacationers can be seen in the background.
She posed for photographer YuTsai, had her hair done by Adam Maclay, and had her makeup done by Pauly Blanch.
Veronica, who is signed to Wilhelmina, is one of six finalists in the 2019 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit model search competition. The magazine held an open casting call, whittling down 10,000 submissions to just a handful.
Lots of lewks! She also shared some videos from her fitting and showed herself in different swimsuits
Whittled: Veronica, who is signed to Wilhelmina, is one of six finalists in the 2019 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit model search competition
Work it! She walked s the runway for the 2018 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit show at PARAISO during Miami Swim Week in July
On SI.com, she’s introduced as a ‘curvalicious babe’ who ‘will become the first Polynesian woman to appear on the pages of SI Swimsuit, as she proudly embraces her culture for the world to see.’
Veronica is clearly thrilled with the honor.
‘Deep down you know exactly what you’re capable of,’ she wrote on Instagram. ‘There’s even moments when you get a glimpse of all the potential you have and you CAN get there.
‘You just have to be willing to sacrifice the habits, things, and situations that are standing in the way of your success. Sometimes the most powerful thing to be is underestimated.’
In another post, she wrote: ‘Everyone knows I’m not the smallest girl, I don’t have the biggest boobs, I wouldn’t mind having a bigger a** and I have scars and stretch marks all over my body.
‘My flaws have become what strengthens me the most as a model. As an underdog it’s crucial for me to highlight inner beauty qualities because for so long I didn’t feel like I measured up to society’s expectations of beauty.
Proud: ‘Deep down you know exactly what you’re capable of,’ she wrote on Instagram. ‘There’s even moments when you get a glimpse of all the potential you have and you CAN get there’
Embracing: ‘My flaws have become what strengthens me the most as a model,’ she said
She went on: ‘Young girls look up to us as sources of inspirations to feel more confident and empowered by being unapologetic and becoming more of their authentic selves’
Yeah! ‘The greatest pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do,’ she said
The model gushed: ‘Thank you @mj_day and the entire team for believing in me….trust me when I say that this is only the beginning’
‘In this day and age, young girls look up to us as sources of inspirations to feel more confident and empowered by being unapologetic and becoming more of their authentic selves.
‘Making the final 6 for @si_swimsuit has allowed me to inspire the same girls who don’t feel like their skinny, pretty, curvy, or even skin tone worthy enough. The greatest pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do.
‘Thank you @mj_day and the entire team for believing in me….trust me when I say that this is only the beginning.’
SI Swim has been celebrating a lot of firsts lately. This year, Winnie Harlow has become the first-ever model with vitiligo to post for the magazine.
Paulina Porizkova posed for the issue at age 53, making her one of the older models to grace the issue’s pages. (Meanwhile, Christie Brinkley posed for them at age of 63 in 2017.)
And it was only four years ago in 2015 that Ashley Graham became the first plus-size model to pose for the magazine, and she landed a cover just a year later.
Two dancing sisters left Jennifer Lopez in awe with their incredible talents after performing an emotional routine in front of the singer during the season premiere of her talent show World of Dance.
Junior contemporary duo Ellie and Ava Wagner, who are 16 and 13 respectively, left J-Lo and her fellow judges Derek Hough and Ne-Yo, open-mouthed in shock as they performed a minute-long routine on Tuesday night, showing off graceful acrobatic skills and impressive flexibility on-stage.
The duo, who are from from Woodbury, Minnesota, also wowed Jennifer, 49, with their synchronicity during the routine, which saw them performing moves in perfect time with one another, including several impressive lifts and leaps.
Wow! Dancing duo Ellie and Ava (pictured) wowed the judged when they appeared on Tuesday night’s episode of NBC’s World of Dance
Talent! The pair, who are sisters, performed an amazing contemporary routine to Carrie Underwood’s Cry Pretty
Impressive: Ellie, 16, and Ava, 13, from Woodbury, Minnesota, embraced the emotion of the song through impressive moves and emotional facial expressions
Skilled! The pair successfully performed a number of different stunts and acrobatic tricks, all of which were done perfectly in sync with one another
Stunning: The duo’s one-minute long dance routine left the audience and judges impressed, as they gave the sisters a round of applause when the dance came to an end
Ellie and Ava took to the stage as they performed to Carrie Underwood’s Cry Pretty.
Since their performance aired, the clip has been uploaded to YouTube, where it has received over 200,000 views so far.
Beginning the jaw-dropping routine, the pair began by completing a number of acrobatic-like tricks, including leg raises and a back walkover.
Throughout the performance, the pair can be seen supporting each other through different stunts and moves.
Impressed: When the dance routine was finished, J-Lo praised Ellie and Ava for performing their moves in sync
As the routine progresses, the sisters demonstrate their synchronicity, as they pirouette to the exact same time.
They also perform a synchronized flip together, leaving the judges impressed.
‘Damn, there we go!’ Ne-Yo could be heard saying at one stage during the routine.
And not only were the girl’s dancing skills exemplary, the pair demonstrated superb acting skills as they embodied the emotion of the song using facial expressions.
Toward the end of the routine, the pair performed a trick in which one sister lifted the other from the ground as she performed a flip.
Concluding their routine, the sisters held a pose that showed one sibling holding her leg parallel to her body, while the other wrapped her arms around her supporting leg.
When the song came to an end, the audience clapped and cheered for Ellie and Ava.
Similarly, the judges were quick to applaud them.
The judging panel is made up of 33-year-old professional dancer Derek Hough, singer, songwriter and dancer Ne-Yo, 39, as well as Jennifer.
Round of applause: J-Lo wasn’t the only judge who was impressed, as fellow judges Ne-Yo and Derek Hough praised the pair’s dancing skills
Stunned: Speaking to the dancers after the performance, J-Lo said: ‘There was a poetry to [the routine] and a softness to it that I really loved. You guys are so strong
Top marks! The judges gave the girls high scores of 95, 89 and 93. In order to progress further in the competition, the girls needed to get a score of 85 or above
Results are in: The overall score from the judges was an impressive 92.3, which launches the girls into the next round of the competition
After finishing their incredible routine, Ellie and Ava shared a hug on stage, while Derek rose from his seat to applaud the duo.
Derek said: ‘First reaction, first of all, your ability individually is sensational, and together it’s unstoppable.’
Delighted! Thrilled with the score they awarded by the judges, Ellie and Ava smiled and hugged each other on stage
When asked by Derek how they know each other, Ellie and Ava revealed to the judges that they are sisters.
‘We are very competitive,’ one of the sisters joked. ‘If I do three pirouettes, she’s like “I can do seven”.
Derek then compared the duo’s dancing to ‘synchronized swimming’, saying: ‘It’s perfectly matched.’
J-Lo added: ‘The way you guys jumped perfectly in sync in a perfect trajectory at the perfect time was insane.
‘I don’t think I have ever seen that done as as perfectly as you guys did it today,’ she said.
Ne-Yo, who was equally impressed by Ellie and Ava’s routine, said: ‘It’s one thing for us to say, “You’re an amazing dancer”, but the whole thing is a story.
‘You guys gave me a beginning, middle and end and it was flawless from start to finish, in my personal opinion. Great job,’ he added.
J-Lo continued to share her praises for the duo, saying: ‘There was a poetry to [the routine] and a softness to it that I really loved. You guys are so strong.’
Back stage: Pictured on the set of World of Dance, impressive dancing duo Ellie and Ava specialize in contemporary dance
Passion: Jennifer Lopez said the pair being sisters gives them a unique edge, as they have a ‘family connection’ when they perform
Despite being blown away by their performance, J-Lo told the girls that she noticed what could have been a minor slip up in their routine.
She explained: ‘I got scared when she went over on to her feet, you almost over shot it just a little bit.
Moving on: Because of their high score, the girls will move on further in the competition, with the possibility of winning the overall prize of a whopping $1 million
‘You just went a tiny bit over where you shouldn’t have, and I was like “oh my god they’re gonna”, but they didn’t.
‘There’s something really interesting and beautiful here, and obviously you’re sisters so you have that whole family connection.
‘There was an intensity and a passion that I feel like you can later into this to even take it further,’ she added.
As the judges decided on what scores they would award he girls, Ellie and Ava can be seen holding hands and looking nervous on stage.
In order to progress in the competition, the dancing duo needed to get a score of 85 or above.
However, much to their delight, the judges gave the girls, who were featured on Tuesday night’s special premiere of the show, great scores.
Ne-Yo revealed a score of 95, J-Lo gave them a nice 89, and Derek awarded the girls with a high score of 93.
Altogether, their overall score came to 92.3, leaving the girls delighted as they hugged and jumped on the stage.
World of Dance will air each Sunday, beginning on March 3, at 8pm on NBC.
The competition gives dancers the platform to showcase their dancing abilities as well as the opportunity to win a whopping $1 million.
A luxury London home that’s appeared in high-end advertising campaigns and on multiple top television shows has been put up for rent – for a cool £19,000 a month.
The stunning three-bedroom apartment is the handiwork of designer to the stars Sir David Adjaye, recently praised for his sleek take on the Brit awards statuette, and was built in 2004.
One would barely know from its modest brick exterior that behind the pedestrian-looking brown walls lies a marvel of design.
Industrial-looking Lost House, located on Crinian Street, close to King’s Cross, has provided a backdrop to shows including Silent Witness, Spooks and Lucky Man and has made cameos in ads for Hugo Boss, Rolex and lingerie brand Agent provocateur, raking in an estimated £200,000 from filming opportunities.
Lost House, close to London’s King’s Cross Station, is largely hidden from view but boasts a 60ft long living area, complete with a futuristic-looking kitchen and dining room, two indoor gardens and a sunken seating space with its own cinema
One bedroom, located above Lost House’s kitchen, can be used as a working space. The house has three bedrooms, one located on the ground floor, one on the top floor and the master bedroom in the lower floor
The master bedroom, located on the lower floor of Lost House. Above the bed is a neon sign in that owner Brian Robinson designed. It reads: ‘If not you then who, if not now then when?’ The Robinson mantra
Star performer: PR expert Claire Sheils estimates that the couple who own the lavish pad – seen here in a 2015 episode of Silent Witness – might have made around £200,000 from its aesthetics
Emilia Fox, seen in a grisly episode of Silent Witness called Squaring the Circle Part 2, saw the actress padding around Lost House in a forensics suit. Right, actors investigated the apartment of a character called Maksim, after a body was found in it
Homeowners often get paid £2,500 a day for letting out their property to be used for a movie, TV show or advert. If used for a photoshoot in a magazine feature or for marketing purposes it might generate £500.
PR expert Claire Shiels thinks the couple might have made around £200,000 from their designer home.
She told MailOnline: ‘Homeowners can typically make up to anywhere between £500 – £2500 per day for a shoot.
‘For films, it all depends on how long the film is set in the location but if you base it on six weeks each time, then that would add an additional £185,000.
‘All in all, it could be estimated that Lost House has made at least £200,000 from media work.’
So, what will £19,000 a month in rent buy the property’s next tenants?
At the centre of this 3,674 square feet structure, there’s a 60ft-long living area that includes a steel-and-glass kitchen, a neon green dining area and a lavish living room that overlooks one of the two internal gardens.
Another view of the kitchen and open dining room in Lost House. A previous owner said that in spite of the black and grey walls, the house doesn’t feel dark at all
The living area in Lost House. The house was designed by designer Sir David Adjaye in 2004. Much of the furniture was also his creation
Another view of the living area. Only small changes were made to Lost House throughout the years. Designer David Adjaye still likes to drop in from time to time to show the space to his friends
Three large light wells let two internal gardens thrive and there’s even a fish pond in the property.
A sunken seating area by the living-room is equipped with its own cinema area, with walls painted in neon green. Two large comfy sofa await their new owners, with multi-coloured pillows and a bookshelf, also green.
Beyond the kitchen you can find a guest bathroom and stairs leading to a bedroom that can also be used as a working space.
The house’s lower level comes with a guest-room with its bathroom and a master bedroom complete with its own en-suite bathroom, steam room and even an enclosed indoor pool.
Adjaye made a name for himself building houses for international stars like Ewan McGregor, Alexander McQueen and artists like Tim Nobble and Sue Webster.
The sunken seating area, next to Lost House’s dining room. One of Lost House’s early owner painted this lounging space in neon green, and its next owner decided to stick with it
The sunken area next to the living space includes a cinema and comfy sofas. It offers a stark contrast with the other, darker tones of Lost House
The house is a little bit of a celeb itself, having appeared on several shows including Silent Witness, Spooks and Lucky Man.
It’s also a favourite among fashion designers and photographers. Luxury brands like Rolex, Speedo, Hugo Boss, Agent Provocateur, and even John Lewis have used it for photoshoots throughout the years.
Brian Robinson bought the house in 2008. His wife Jessica, a designer from the US used the upstairs bedroom as a showroom for her business.
‘The main part of the house is actually built in what was originally an alleyway,’ she told The Modern House. ‘There’s only one external window so the main space is lit by the three light wells that run through the central living area.’
While the walls of Lost House are either black or grey, Robinson said she didn’t think of it as a dark place at all.
The exterior of Lost House, located near King’s Cross, London. The house is accessible from York Way, right by King’s Cross station
A view of Lost House from the outside. The main part of the house used to be an alleyway, but David Adjaye turned it into a vision of modern design
The fish pond of Lost House. The property features several one of the kind features, like its own steam room, an indoor pool and this fish pond
‘It is designed in such a way that the light is endlessly reflected through mirrors and reflective surfaces that are set within the walls.’
‘This house is like an artwork in itself so I live more simply here.’ she said.
Robinson added that the house is one of David Adjaye’s favourite projects and that he would occasionally pop in with friends who wanted to see the space.
Much of the furniture in the house was also designed by David Adjaye and owners have preserved his original styling over time, except for a few tweaks here and there. One owner had fashion shows in the 50ft-long living space while other planted different greenery in the gardens.
Another view of Lost House’s living area. The property located near King’s Cross has two indoor gardens and its own indoor pool
The cooking area in the beautiful kitchen of Lost House. Previous owner Jessica Robinson said the house encouraged simple living and was ‘artwork it itself’
The master bedroom en-suite bathroom in Lost house. The bathroom is located on the house’s lower floor and is equipped with his and hers sinks
Born in Tanzania, Sir David Adjaye moved to the UK aged 9 years old. He studied architecture at London South Bank University, and got an MA in architecture from the Royal College of Art in 1994.
Just a year later he established his own practice with William Russell in 1994 called Adjaye & Russell.
Sir Adjaye was appointed OBE in 2007 for his services to British architecture.
He designed the Nobel Peace Center in Oslo in 2005 and was on a team of architects who designed the National Museum of African American History in Washington, DC in 2009.
Adjaye made a name for himself building houses for international stars like Ewan McGregor, Alexander McQueen and artists like Tim Nobble and Sue Webster.
‘I prefer not to make a house look a house. The aim for my buildings is to leave an individual impression based on how they’re experienced,’ he said.
Lost House was the first house he ever did in London
in 2019, Adjaye will design Ghana’s first ever pavilion at the Venice Biennale.
The guest room in Lost House. Bedrooms were painted in softer tones. The guestroom is a pastel green and the master bedroom is pastel pink
The house was used for ad campaigns by brands like Agent Provocateur, Hugo Boss, John Lewis, Rolex and Speedo