Australian model Annalise Braakensiek has been found dead in her Sydney apartment.
There are no suspicious circumstances surrounding her death, according to Sky News Australia.
Braakensiek featured in advertising campaigns and on magazine covers in Australia, the US, UK and Italy among others, since being discovered aged 16 by a photographer on Sydney’s Bondi beach.
As an actor she appeared on Australian game shows, comedies and soaps, including Home and Away.
Between 2002 and 2003 she was co-host of UK game show Play Your Cards Right.
She also designed underwear and jewellery and worked with cancer and animal welfare charities.
Later she became an ambassador for RUOK Day, which encourages people to ask the question of those close to them who might be struggling.
“Listen to your gut and keep checking in with anyone one you’re worried about.”
Braakensiek had her own struggles with mental health and posted on Instagram in December that life’s challenges had been “deep, dark, difficult, demanding and downright scary lately”.
In 2017 she told the Sydney Morning Herald that she had struggled to deal with the deaths of people close to her.
“I couldn’t get out of bed,” she said. “I think I spent about six weeks in bed.
“I couldn’t do anything but cry my heart out – it was a very frightening feeling.”
At the time she had sought help from close family and used cognitive behavioural therapy and a healthy lifestyle in an effort to recover.
She said anyone could be affected by mental health problems, adding “success doesn’t come into it”.
She split from husband stockbroker Danny Goldberg last year after 16 years, posting on Instagram: “I don’t know if a broken heart mends or learns to live in pieces”.
RUOK chief executive Brendan Maher said the organisation was “still processing” the news.
“Nothing we have ever asked of Annalise was too much, she has stepped up time and time again to share our message, even when she was going through her own tough times,” he told the ABC.
“We couldn’t have asked for a more genuine, kind and sincere spokesperson.”
:: If you feel emotionally distressed or suicidal please call Samaritans for help on 116 123 or email email@example.com in the UK. In the US, call the Samaritans branch in your area or 1 (800) 273-TALK.
Jussie Smollett’s role in Empire slashed over ‘staged’ homophobic attack
Empire’ writers are reportedly busy making edits in the original script, which scheduled Smollett for nine scenes and a big musical number, according to TMZ.
The medium further reported that Jussie’s character, “Jamal, was originally scheduled to appear in nine scenes and a big musical number in the second to the last episode, but this would no longer be the case.
“The episodes which are currently being shot will see Jamal appearing in four scenes and his musical number has been taken out of the plot.
“It was also reported that Smollett will no longer be the main focus in the remaining four scenes as he would be flanked by a number of cast members.
“To this end, Jussie will be spending way less time on set without rehearsal,’’ it said.
It was also reported that Smollett, who plays the role of ‘Jamal Lyon’ in ‘Empire,’ will enjoy less screen time.
This move, TMZ reports, is in the wake of a growing sentiment that he staged the widely reported attack on him.
DAILY POST recalls that Smollett was assaulted in Chicago by two men who hurled racial and homophobic words at him.
Smollett told police that he had just landed in town from New York and was attacked as he stepped out to eat at a Subway restaurant around 2 a.m on the East North Lower Water Street, in the upscale neighborhood of Streeterville.
However, there are reports that two Nigerian brothers, Abimbola ‘Abel’ and Olabinjo ‘Ola’ Osundairo, might have been paid off by Smollett to stage the attack.
The brothers were arrested on February 13, 2019, in connection with the case.
They were picked up at the airport in Chicago after they arrived from Nigeria where they had gone to spend some time with their family.
Interestingly, the brothers have been released with no charges as the police revealed there is now new evidence as one of the brothers was Smollett’s trainer for a music video.
Smollett has also vehemently denied paying the two brothers $3,500 to attack him.
His lawyers, Todd S. Pugh and Victor P. Henderson, disclosed to Entertainment Weekly that the star is now being victimised over the false allegations of him staging the incident.
Nigeria decides: Daddy Freeze mocks Apostle Suleman over prophecy on election postponement
Suleman, during a crusade in Anambra State earlier in the year, had predicted that the 2019 polls would be postponed.
The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC shifted the elections’ date at the weekend, citing logistic reasons.
But Freeze believes that every Nigerian knew that INEC could come up at any point and change date for the elections.
Freeze, who is popular with his attacks on senior pastors in the country, said that the postponement of elections shouldn’t be counted as a fulfilled prophecy in Nigeria because it happens every election year.
He described the prophesy as a guesswork.
He wrote on Twitter, “OMG Sule is a genuine prophet.
“He saw the elections moving if we don’t pray, but come, they prayed now didn’t they?
“Most Nigerians knew this election, like those of previous years would be postponed, this is guesswork in my opinion, NOT A PROPHECY!”
Amitabh Bachchan ya cika shekara 50 da fara fim
A cikin watan Janairun 2019 ne, fitaccen jarumin fina-finan kasar Indiya Amitabh Bachchan, ya cika shekara 50 cif-cif da fara fim.
Jarumin wanda har yanzu tauraruwarsa ke haskawa a fina-finan na Indiya, ya taka muhimmiyar rawa gami da bayar da gagarumar gudunmuwa a harkar fim.
Kafin Amitabh ya kai matsayin da ya ke a yanzu, ya sha gwagwarmaya.
Da farkon dai a rayuwarsa ya so ya zamo mai aiki a gidan rediyo, irin masu gabatar da shirye-shiryen nan, to amma a lokacin da ya je wani gidan rediyo domin aiki sai aka ki daukarsa saboda babbar muryar da ya ke da ita.
Amitabh Bachchan, saboda tsabar neman abin yi a lokacin, yakasance har kwana ya ke a benci a wajen da ya kanje neman aiki.
Haka ya yi ta gwagwarmaya, har da ga karshe ya samu da kyar aka gwada shi yin fim.
A yau, Amitabh, na daga cikin masu kudin Indiya ma, ba wai a bangaren jarumai ba kawai.
Ya yi fina-finai da dama wanda yawansu ya kai kusan 200 a yanzu.
Daga cikin fina-finansa akwai, Amar Akbar Anthony da Mard da The Great Gambler da Coolie da Silsila da Khabhi Khabhi da Kaalia da Toofan da Shahensha da Sholay da Naseeb da Zanjeer da Deewar da kuma Don.
Ba bu irin rawar da Amitabh baya takawa a fim, kama daga jarumin fim ko mai taimakawa jarumi ko Boss ko uba da dai sauransu.
Wani abu da ya sa Amitabh ya kara shiga ran mutane shi ne shi mutum ne mai son barkwanci a fim.
Amitabh dattijo ne mai tausayi a yanzu, domin ya kan cire makudan kudi ya bayar tallafi ga mabukata ko kuma wasu da wata masifa ta afka musu a kasarsa.
A tsawon shekara 50 din da ya yi a yanzu a harkar fina-finan, Amitabh ya ce ‘ Ni a yanzu ba bu abin da zan cewa Bollywood sai dai godiya wadda ba ta musallatuwa, domin kuwa duk abin da na zama a yanzu ita ce sanadi, haka duk a bin da na tara, Bollywood ce sanadi’.
Takaitaccen tarihin Amitabh Bachchan
An haife shi a ranar 11 ga watan Oktoban 1942, shekararsa 76 ke nan a 2018, inda zai cika 77 a cikin shekarar 2019.
Yana daya daga cikin manyan jaruman kasar Indiya da suka yi suna a duniya.
Jarumi ne kuma ya taba shiga harkar siyasa a baya.
Ya kan gabatar da manyan shirye-shirye a gidan talabijin din kasarsa wadanda mutane ke son kalla, bama a kasar ba kawai har ma da wasu kasashen duniya.
Ya auri jaruma Jaya Bachchan, inda suka haifi ‘ya’ya biyu mace da namiji, namijin Abhishek Bachchan, shi ma jarumi ne, kuma ya auri jaruma Aishwarya Rai.
Yana da jikoki uku.
Ya yi suna ne a shekarun 1970s, sakamakon fitattun fina-finan da ya yi kamar Zanjeer da Deewaar da kuma Sholay.
Ya samu lambobin yabo da dama sakamakon rawar da ya ke takawa a fina-finai.
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