Big Brother Africa – The Chase housemate profiles

The new season of Big Brother Africa is here. This season has been dubbed The Chase, so expect drama, romance and lots of courting. I got to meet all 28 last night, minutes before they went into the house and let’s be honest there are a couple of good looking housemates in this group. The dudes are quite athletic, fit and shit and the girls are hot city! So it should be a good season. Want to know more about this year’s housemates? Check out their profile’s below:

ANGOLA

Biguesas

Age: 29

 

Bank worker and student Biguesas from Luanda, is single, and doesn’t have any children. He describes himself as “handsome, intelligent, extroverted, always playing and talkative”. He values sincerity in others and says that those close to him at home are very excited to see him on the show.

 

If he wins the grand prize, he’ll share some of the money with his family, donate some, pay for university and buy a house. He’s also excited by the prospect of fame, as he’s always wanted to be a TV presenter.

 

He says his favourite actors are Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie and his favourite films are 8 Mile and Salt. He likes watching Mixed Martial Arts and World Wrestling Entertainment on TV and his favourite foods are ‘pap’, hamburgers and fries. Biguesas says the best thing about Africa is the fauna & flora and that his favourite place outside of Angola is Pretoria in South Africa, where he spent 3 years at high school.

 

Biguesas says he is proud to be finishing University soon, a first within his family of 9 siblings.

 

Neyll

Age: 32

 

Neyll is currently studying at university, is single and works as an IT Productivity coach. He has a daughter and is from Luanda. He describes himself as “fun, entertaining, unforgettable, intense and unique”.

 

His favourite food is prawn cocktail, he loves watching Big Brother and The Voice and enjoys the music of Craig David and Michael Jackson. His favourite actor is Tom Cruise, because he identifies with him. No surprise then, that one of his favourite movies is Mission Impossible!

 

His favourite place in Angola is Mussulo Island because it’s a nice place to have fun and be with family and friends. Neyll says the best thing about Africa is its strong culture that can’t be compared to any other. His role model is his father because he was the person who inspired him and taught him to be a man.

 

Neyll entered Big Brother to be on TV. He loves the Live Show and says he knows how to play the game. He also thinks it’ll be a great opportunity to meet new people and share ideas and cultures. He says viewers can expect surprises from him and get the chance to see the real Neyll. If he wins the big prize, he’ll give some money to charity and help his family.

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The Oscars 2012 – The Descendants, Woody Allen win

Angelina Jolie is up to present an award now. She’s presenting the award for the Best Adapted Screenplay. The winners are Alexander Payne, Nat Faxon and Jim Rash, The Descendants

Showing some of their leg (like Angelina) Payne said on behalf of the three, “We bow to our fellow nominees. My mother is with me. after watching the show a few years she said if you ever win another Oscar you’ll dedicate it to me. ”

She also presented the award for Best Original Screenplay. Angelina accepted the award on Woody Allen’s behalf. He won the award for Midnight in Paris.

2012 Golden Globe winners so far

Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture:

Octavia Spencer, The Help

Actor, TV Series Comedy:

Matt LeBlanc, Episodes

See what Matt had to say about his win at the Golden Globes this year:

Actress in a TV Series, Drama:

Claire Danes, Homeland

Foreign Language Film:

A Separation, Iran

Supporting Actress in a Series, Miniseries, or TV Movie:

Jessica Lange, American Horror Story

Screenplay, Motion Picture:

Woody Allen, Midnight in Paris

Animated Feature Film:

The Adventures of Tintin

Supporting Actor in a Series, Miniseries or TV Movie:

Peter Dinklage, Game of Thrones

Actress in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy:

Michelle Williams, My Week With Marilyn

Actor in a Miniseries or TV Movie:

Idris Elba, Luther

TV Series, Drama:

Homeland

Original Song, Motion Picture:

“Masterpiece,” Madonna, Julie Frost and Jimmy Harry

Original Score, Motion Picture:

The Artist, Ludovic Bource

Actor in a TV Series, Drama:

Kelsey Grammer, Boss

Actress in a Miniseries or TV Movie:

Kate Winslet, Mildred Pierce

TV Movie or Miniseries:

Downton Abbey

Actress in a TV Series, Comedy: 

Laura Dern, Enlightened

Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture:

Christopher Plummer, Beginners

Jolie, DiCaprio, Bono, Branson and more for COP17

Next week all eyes will be on Durban, South Africa when COP17 kicks off. The Conference of the Parties or COP members have been meeting since 1995 to discuss the affects of climate change on the world and how we have dealt with and are dealing with this major problem (or crisis). This year some 190 delegates from around the world will all descend on the coastal city next week. According to TimesLIVE, a few of those delegates include UN goodwill ambassador, Angelina Jolie, billionaire Richard Branson, Bono, Leonardo DiCaprio, CNN founder Ted Turner and former California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger.

I’ll be honest, I’m not an expert in this field, but I’m going to do my best to school myself and learn as much as I can while the conference is on. Climate change is a matter that might not affect us as such, but it will affect future generations. So reading up on this, following the progress of the conference on Twitter, Facebook and Youtube, among other media outlets is important next week and beyond. I urge you to do the same.

Just a few briefs

Today I just have a few questions that are on my mind and that I’d like to share with you:

1. The Wild has officially hit the small screen. Have you watched it? Do you dig it? I’ve missed it, but hopefully I can watch it tonight.

Angelina Jolie in Tunisia
Angelina Jolie in Tunisia

2. Angelina Jolie was in Tunisia recently. While most know she’s a goodwill ambassador, many are speculating that her trip wasn’t just for those reasons. It’s because she’s “looking to adopt” baby number 7. This according to the seventh tattoo on her arm, which show all the coordinates of the places her 6 children were born in. The seventh coordinate was recently added sparking speculation that she’s adding to her the Jolie-Pitt crew. While that’s all good and well, my question is. Who on earth counts her tattoos on her arm? If you’re that person, who bored are you?

3. Britney‘s new video has hit the net. It’s for the track called “Till The World Ends” and it’s taken off her official number one album, Femme Fatale. By the way, the album shifted 276 000 copies in its first week. Nice Brit and it’s a cool album, so check it out. If you haven’t seen the video, watch it and let me know your thoughts. For me, it’s very “Slave 4 U’ ish but I dig it. She’s looks good. Real good, but there’s one thing I noticed. She doesn’t seem to have that same energy she used to possess. I mean she’s still good, but her confidence doesn’t seem to be what it used to be. Is that just me? I’m open to a discussion here.

4. There’s yet another fashion week coming up soon- so I hear. Fashionistas, who’s going?

Ricky Gervais laughs off Globes criticism

I take my hat off to Ricky Gervais. He says it like it is and his delivery might be funny, but it also makes you think. Why am I saying off of this? Well the (former?) Golden Globes host has come under fire for his hosting duties at this year’s event. He had a go at a whole host of Hollywood stars like Angelina Jolie and Johnny Depp and their movie, The Tourist; “Ashton Kutcher’s Dad, Bruce Willis”, Charlie Sheen; Hugh Hefner and the Hollywood Foreign Press President Philip Berk. Maybe that’s where it all went wrong? Well you know what? I’d rather watch a controversial and funny host on stage as opposed to some boring “Hello and welcome” blah blah, snore, bullshit. Well done Ricky Gervais. If you don’t get the Globes again, then perhaps MTV will hire you to do the VMAs. Gosh our South African Music Awards could do with a host like you. Watch the interview CNN’s Piers Morgan did with his fellow Brit recently to find out his thoughts about the criticism and if you missed all the action, check out the video below of Gervais on stage:

Golden Globes live now

Ricky Gervais is hosting the show again, “It’s going to be a night of partying and heavy drinking or as Charlie Sheen would say breakfast.” He’s having a dig at The Tourist saying the characters aren’t 3D and that he felt bad about that joke because he hasn’t seen it- “Who has” he continues. Ha!

Scarlett Johansson presents the first award Best Supporting actor category and the winner is:
Christian Bale wins the first award for his role in The Fighter. “Thank you so much for this. We love it. Really got to give a shout out to Mark [Wahlberg] who really drove this project”.

LL Cool J and Julie Bowen of Modern Family presented the next award to Katey Sagal of Sons Of Anarchy. She wins the Best Performance by an actress in a television series. This is Katey Sagal’s first win in five nominations, “I’m so shocked and also prepared somewhat.”

Wyclef and Bragelina pleadge support to Haiti

Pic: Shelley Christians
Pic: Shelley Christians

Haitian born musical genius Wyclef Jean was on the first available flight out to Haiti yesterday- after hearing news about the 7.0 magnitude earthquake that struck that country in the early hours of yesterday. It’s believed that up to 100 000 people could be dead and tens of thousands more are still trapped underneath the rubble. It’s terribly sad and I would love to assist in any way possible, so if anyone in this part of the world knows about relief efforts, holler!

One of Jean’s representative tweeted from his account yesterday saying, “WARRIORS NEWS:::: Wyclef is currently in Haiti giving aid and assessing the situation::::: Keep him and the Haitian people in your prayers.” He is also working closely with a company called Give On The Go in which he has asked people to send the word “Yele” to 501501. The smses cost $5 and already over $400 000 has been raised. BIg up Wyclef!

Hollywood supercouple Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie have also pledged their support to the Haitian people by donating $1million to Doctors Without Borders from their Jolie-Pitt Foundation. This makes me realise that when something of this nature happens, how powerful and unified the world becomes in order to assist those affected by this natural disaster!

My thoughts and prayers go out to all those affected and who have lost loved ones in this disaster!

Angelina Jolie is Forbes' most powerful celebrity

AFP Photo
AFP Photo

She’s beautiful, striking, talented, a mother, a partner and a whole lot more… and now she can add the description and title of the Most Powerful Celebrity in the world. Well according to Forbes Magazine. Thanks to the several blockbusters she’s been involved in, the Academy Award nomination and the birth of her twins- among a whole lot more, she’s dethroned talk show queen, Oprah Winfrey. Oh according to the article, the star has made $27million bucks in this last year. Horrible hey? Below is a list of the top 10 and for the full complete list, click here

1 Angelina Jolie
2 Oprah Winfrey
3 Madonna
4 Beyonce Knowles
5 Tiger Woods
6 Bruce Springsteen
7 Steven Spielberg
8 Jennifer Aniston
9 Brad Pitt
10 Kobe Bryant

From a musical point of view, Madonna and Beyonce earned a whopping $110million and $87 respectively. Madge’s major earnings came from her “Hard Candy” tour, while Beyonce’s came from her film roles, her album sales, her endorsement deals, fashion label and of course her tours. Oh to be rich and famous, sigh!

Jennifer Aniston shines at The Oscars

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And so does Ange… It seems turning 40 has worked for Jennifer Aniston. The lovely actress, dressed by Valentino, presented at last night’s 81st Academy Awards, looking completely at ease and happy with her man John Mayer by her side. This is probably what most people weren’t hoping for. Instead if the rumour mill had it’s way there would’ve been a massive cat fight between Angelina and Jen, but no. When Jen presented the Best Animation Award and Best Animated Short Film alongside Jack Black, the cameras obviously cut to Brad and Angie, in the hopes of capturing something. Well the only the cameras got were the smiles and laughs from the couple, as Jack and Jen joked with each other on stage. Continue reading “Jennifer Aniston shines at The Oscars”