Uh, Jay Sean coming to SA?

Jay-Sean
So there I am browsing the Computicket website for information about another event and I so happen to stumble upon information regarding R&B singer Jay Sean. The ‘Down’ singer will be performing at Emperor’s Palace on the 31st… according to my favourite promoters “Dolphin Media”. This this the same company that was bringing out Whitney Houston in March, remember?

Another BS story perhaps? Anyone know details about this? I’ll find out all the necessary info as soon as I can!

Spud- Official movie trailer

Starts Friday 26th November at Nu Metro Cinemas:

http://nurl.co.za/spud

South Africa, the early 1990s. John “Spud” Milton has embarked on his first year at an elite, boys-only private school. Cursed with parents from well beyond the lunatic fringe, a senile granny, and a dormitory full of strange characters, Spud has to forge a new life for himself in this foreign and sometimes hostile environment. Surrounded by names such as Gecko, Rambo, Rain Man and Mad Dog, Spud takes his first tentative steps along the path toward manhood. Armed with only his wits and his diary, Spud takes us from illegal night swimming to the cricket field, from ghost busting to teacher baiting. He also invites us into the mind of a boy struggling to come to terms with a strange new world; a boy whose eyes are being opened to love, friendship and complete insanity.

Cast: John Cleese, Troye Sivan, Jason Cope, Tanit Phoenix, Jeremy Crutchley, Aaron McIlroy, Julie Summers, Graham Weir
Director: Donovan Marsh
Genre: Comedy, Biography

Me In A Minute with singer Thembi Seete

Pic: Alon Skuy
Pic: Alon Skuy

The World Cup has helped bring people together to form one nation and our visitors will definitely be able to see this togetherness, along with the happiness and kindness we South Africans have to offer, while they are here for the competition. We are for sure now living Africanism!

Music is My Life is my latest album. I have been in the industry for so many years and for me to come back with a new album, I needed to show my fans that Thembi is back in a big way and I wanted the world to see that I am even more serious about my music. I have developed not only as a person but also as a songstress and performer. Therefore, for this album to be as successful as it has become, I had to have the best producers in place and a top team to make it work.

Making it what it is took a lot of saving up and a great deal of patience, followed by loads of hard work and dedication. This all takes time.

The production process was a lot of fun – from writing all the songs and lyrics to going for voice training and putting the right team in place to make it all work. It’s something I will never forget. To sum up this album, it is essentially everything I have learnt in my music career.

My six weeks of the World Cup celebrations are rather busy. I will be performing at most of the Fifa fan-parks in the Ekurhuleni, Johannesburg and Rustenburg areas.

I miss my days with Boomshaka, especially Lebo Mathosa. She played a huge role in my life and taught me a lot about myself. There was definitely a reason behind our meeting and working together. I miss all the craziness, but I learnt a lot over those years. Ten years on, I am making every effort to relive all the stuff we did, but on a more serious and respectful level.

In 1994, on the day Nelson Mandela was inaugurated, we were asked to perform at five different shows – all on that one day. We were flying from one city to the next (Joburg to Port Elizabeth to Cape Town to Durban to East London). It was an amazing experience and one I will never forget.

There were also some days when the girls and I would decide to do things spontaneously – like fly to London and go shopping on Oxford Street. We would just take risks and stand out from the crowd. Oh, how I miss those days.

The four things I would pack into my bag for a winter getaway include my sneakers – if we are going to be hiking, a girl definitely needs her sneakers. My warm tracksuit and socks – I get cold quite easily, so I definitely need my comfortable and warm tracksuit and socks to go with me. My toiletries – I am a toiletries addict, I buy toiletries even when I don’t need to. A few essential things I can’t live without are my face wash, toothbrush and toothpaste. And then my snacks and food – I love food and I’m certainly not one of those women who shies away from it. Lots of water, dried fruit and healthy snacks throughout the day keep me going. I think I must eat about six times a day, if not more. Luckily for me, I live a very active lifestyle.

One thing a few people won’t know about me is that I used to have one of the biggest and longest crushes on an ex-boss of mine – sorry, I just can’t share his name with you.

Hollywood star Terrence Howard encourages Jozi youth

American actor Terrence Howard took time out of his schedule at the weekend to watch a soccer match and enjoy lunch with some of the youth of Johannesburg. The star, who will play a young version of Nelson Mandela in the biopic Winnie also shared some words of encouragement with the children. I was there and I caught all the action on camera. Watch the video.

American Idol: And the winner is…

I’m quite stoked about this one. I think Lee is perfect Idol material. I think his voice is refreshing and I think he has similar, humble qualities to the original winner Kelly Clarkson. Good luck to him. I can’t wait to hear his album. As for Crystal? She’s set. She’s do just as well I feel!

Locnville – There (Official Music Video)

These guys are on fire… scoring an international record deal, two chart topping singles and a critically-acclaimed debut album. Now the twins that make up Locnville release their third single called ‘There’. Check it out!

Justin Bieber versus glass door. Who wins?

Teen singing sensation and arguably the biggest name in the business at the moment, Justin Bieber showed us all that he, too, is just human. The “Baby” singer walked into a door at the Radisson recently and of course the paps were there to catch all the action. He’s a good sport though!

Katy Perry is Maxim's Hottie of the year!

Katy
When editor-in-chief of Maxim magazine, Joe Levy says he thinks singer Katy Perry is “triple – no quadruple – kind of hot,” I completely, 150% agree. This comes to light as the “California Gurls” singer was named the number 1 hottie in the magazine’s hottest 100 list. Levy went on to say, “It’s that feeling you get when you suddenly realize that the smartest, funniest, coolest girl you know also happens to the best looking and a pretty good skateboarder, too.”

I’ve always been a fan of Katy Perry because of her free spirit and fun lyrics, but when I saw her guest judging on American Idol, I found myself not listening to what she had to say, but rather staring aimlessly at how beautiful she is. Those blue eyes… eish, hottie! Perry’s fiance, Russel Brand is one lucky man, that’s for sure!

Also on the list was Sports Illustrated swimwear model, Brooklyn Deckers (2), Gossip Girls’ Blake Lively, Rihanna, Zoe Saldana and more. Check out the full list here.

I feel this is going to be a big big year for Miss Perry, as she’s expected to drop her sophomore album soon. Can’t wait. So for your listening pleasure, here is the first single off that album. It’s called California Gurls and it features Snoop Dogg. Have a listen:

Locnville all set to hit the big time!!

Sydney Seshibedi
Sydney Seshibedi

A couple of months ago, the Chaplin twins weren’t anything out of the ordinary. They did what they did, like most teens do… but fast track 6 months and Andrew and Brian aka Locnville, have become household names in South Africa. Their album Sun In My Pocket is one of the fastest selling albums and they keep churning out hit after hit- and selling out shows. So obviously the New York-born twins are keen to get their music out there globally. The action plan? Head to L.A. to meet with a series of hit producers and record label execs. And the result? A massive international deal with Sony Music International- home to stars like Britney, Justin and Usher to name a few. Big up to the guys. This is huge. Here is the official press release for your reading pleasure: Continue reading “Locnville all set to hit the big time!!”