Nonhle’s back

Nonhle Thema_resizedVuzu’s V-Entertainment will celebrate its 1000th episode next week and to mark this massive milestone and occasion, the channel is bringing back the original V-Entertainment host, Nonhle Thema. Did you think she’d disappeared? Did you think she was overs? Not a chance… You can #SITDOWN. She will #BuyYou if you disrespect her 😉 #BOOM.

Full details on Nonhle’s big return in the press release below:
V Entertainment’s original host Nonhle Thema is returning to the show’s hot seat to celebrate the landmark 1000th episode of Vuzu’s popular live entertainment show.

Thema will be there to guide the gossip, peace-making, revelations and more – including when a host of A-List celebs gathered at a Joburg restaurant to mark the occasion.

The very special episode of V Entertainment – to be broadcast on Wednesday, 24 April at 18:00 – again confirms the live show’s status as providing the freshest local and international celebrity news, views and interviews on air. It’s a combination that has earned the show loyal fans throughout South Africa over the years.

The proof of V Entertainment’s pull is that many of those at the intimate A-List dinner celebration were seeing each other for the first time in ages, having had the kind of beef that’s unlikely to be classified as clean by scientists with their microscopes!
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Pictures: Olympus Has Fallen interviews

Aaron Eckhart, Jason Von Berg

All in all a good day. Both Aaron Eckhart and Gerard Butler were great. Very intelligent, funny, friendly and forthcoming when I interviewed them earlier. This is as part of their promotional tour for Olympus Has Fallen, which releases in South Africa this Friday. More from the interviews later this week.

Gerard Butler, Jason Von Berg

Prepping for interviews with Gerard Butler, Aaron Eckhart

Scene from the movie 'Olympus Has Fallen'Tomorrow will be a good day. I’ve managed to secure some interview time with actors, Gerard Butler and Aaron Eckhart. The two are out in South Africa as part of a promotional world tour for their latest film, Olympus Has Fallen. The film releases in South Africa this coming Friday.

I got to watch the film last week and I must admit, I really enjoyed it. I thought Butler was fantastic in the film. I’ll find out just how much research and preparation went into this role tomorrow, but from what I’ve read and seen, there was a lot. I think Aaron Eckhart was perfect in the role of the President of the United States. He’s a president of and for the people and in this role, he manages to play the character perfectly. Also, the characteristic of being a father and being a president and how juggles both, how he needs to stand for what is right is portrayed perfectly in the film. The suspense will have you sitting at the edge of seat, thinking can you actually just make a decision already.

There’s lot of action, emotion and edge of seat moments in this film. I’ll bring you more from the interviews, from the premiere and fan Q&A event during the week. If you have any questions, holler. I’ve only got between five and seven minutes with them, but we’ll make it work.

The quest to rock the entertainment world continues tomorrow 😉

Catch Beyoncé: Life Is But A Dream in Nu Metro cinemas

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I was wondering when, where we would get to see this. Well here’s the answer. Beyoncé’s Life is but a dream will be shown in select Nu Metro cinemas from Friday 1 March to Thursday the 7th. Full press release below:
CATCH BEYONCÉ AT NU METRO CINEMAS FOR ONE WEEK ONLY
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Johannesburg, 20 February 2013 – Multiple Grammy Award winner, entrepreneur and actress Beyoncé is the focus of an intimate feature-length documentary film releasing for one week only in select Nu Metro Cinemas around the country from Friday, 1 March till Thursday, 7 March 2013.
BEYONCÉ: LIFE IS BUT A DREAM, directed by the superstar, is a fusion of video that provides raw, unprecedented access to the private entertainment icon and her high voltage performances. Along with electrifying footage of Beyoncé onstage, this unique special looks beyond the glamour to reveal a vibrant, vulnerable and unforgettable woman.

Gig Guide: Stand Up Africa

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Event: STAND UP AFRICA – African Comedy Heavyweights for 2 nights only
Venue: Lyric Theatre at Gold Reef City Casino, Cnr Northern Parkway & Data Crescent, Ormonde, Johannesburg, 2159
Date: Friday & Saturday, 1-2 February 2012
Gates open: The show starts at 20h00.
Tickets prices:  Tickets range from R200 to R250 and are available at Computicket.
Tickets are available online at www.computicket.com

Are you going to YFM’s King of Thrones party this weekend?

We recently commemorated Youth Day in South Africa, a very important day in our country’s history. While many think the holiday has come and gone, some of us are making a whole month of it. And rightfully so. This weekend youth station, YFM celebrates it’s new programming lineup, Youth Day/ Month by throwing a massive KING OF THRONES party. Check out the press release below and if you’re in Jozi, best you get your tickets asap. They’re very limited.

Johannesburg, Monday, 25th June 2012 – Following huge success after launching the new programme line-up in April, SA’s biggest urban youth radio station 99.2 YFM, now announces their annual youth month celebration ‘KING OF THRONES’ taking place this week in Johannesburg.

Having officially kicked off its youth month festivities on radio earlier at the beginning of the month, the station now brings the music LIVE to the people with a huge youth event featuring the top of the crop in the music industry right now.

Concluding the celebrations for the month, YFM decided to close it off with a bang. Taking place at The Blue Room (Old Park Station) in downtown Jozi this Friday from 8:30pm, YFM is taking it back to the streets, delivering it directly to the people.

This year marks the 6th Annual Youth Day event, with a production designed to create a spectular gathering of SA’s most current and favourite artists. With one of SA’s most revered producers, Somizi  Mhlongo in the forefront of the team, the night promises to be nothing short of ‘breathtaking’ .

With a platinum line-up of S.A’s current hottest artists including SAMA winner AKA and fellow rapper Khuli Chana, lady of the moment Toya Delazy, SA’s much raved out latest breakthrough Afro outfit The Muffinz, multiple award winner DJ Cleo and his Teddybears, the ever popular Teargas and their Cashtime family and

And for the first time, as promised when launching the new musical format earlier this year, YFM presents  the YTKO DJ’s LIVE.  With the dynamic underground team comprised of Ms Cosmo, Shimza, Just Mo, Josi Chave and Zan-D, they will represent alongside Durban’s finest DJ Tira on the decks.

DATE                     :                               Friday, 29th June

VENUE                  :                               The Blue Room (Old Park Station), Johannesburg

TIME                      :                               Doors open at 8:30pm

COVER                  :                               R100 before 10pm/ R150 after – Available at door from 6pm

NB: Tickets are LIMITED