Listen: Britney Spears Work Bitch

It’s a new week and with that comes new music. Welcome Britney Spears into that equation and you better Work Bitch… HOT SUMMER SONG ALERT!!!

New music from Jordin Sparks

American Idol star, turned actress Jordin Sparks has just released her new single. It’s called Skippin’ a Beat and it is taken off the star’s forthcoming coming album. There isn’t much on the album as yet, but if you’re a Jordin Sparks fan stay tuned for more information.

 

 

Big Brother: The Chase Hangouts with Selly and Natasha

Our weekly Big Brother: The Chase Google Hangouts continue. This week I got to chat and hang with ousted housemates, Selly and Natasha. Both ladies are full of life, character and personality. They were fun and great. Check the Hangouts below:

If you are a Big Brother: The Chase fan and you want to pose a question to the evictees, send your question through on Twitter: #DStvReality otherwise hit me up. Coolness!

Big Brother Africa: The Chase Hangouts with Betty and Motamma

On Sunday evening, Big Brother The Chase Housemates Betty and Motamma were evicted from Africa’s most watched house. My colleagues and I got to speak to the two on Monday and here are our interviews:

The bubbly, beautiful and funny Motamma:

Hanging Out with BBA’s Huddah and Denzel

Yesterday I tested out Google’s Hangout On Air. I, together with my colleagues, got to chat to the Big Brother The Chase housemates, who were evicted on Sunday evening. Check out our interview with Huddah and Denzel below:

 

 

Dineo’s Diary: My thoughts

Last night yet another reality TV show launched on South African TV. I must admit I’m getting a little over reality TV. It’s like a rash… it be everywhere and most people believe they can have a reality show now. Snore. Having said that, when I first heard about this one, I knew something would be different. Dineo Ranaka is a mother, first and foremost. She’s also a well known television personality, a former radio host, a fashion designer and a mogul in the making – and that is the premise of the show. It’s called Dineo’s Diary: Mogul in the making. The show documents her life as it stands and how she aims to become an entertainment mogul in Africa.

Now for someone who aspires for more, who strives for greatness, immediately I was drawn to this show. While I’m nowhere near this scale of success as yet, it will come and watching the show last night, it just reaffirmed that for me. Dineo is incredible. She is beautiful, she is damn smart and driven. Unlike other reality shows we’ve seen in the past, there is no bullshit here. She says it like it is, she wears her heart on her sleeve and if she’s going to do a reality TV show, she’s going to give you the reality of it all. So she’s doing a photoshoot, she’s meeting her business partners, she’s arguing with her boyfriend (like normal human beings), she’s busy being a mom and a daughter… and that was just in episode one. The season promo aired shortly afterwards and it just looks fantastic.

Check out the promo:

From a production point of view it was shot fantastically. The treatment was carefully thought out, the style of the show is great and it just looks slick. He’s knows this, but I’ll say it publicly. Director Graeme Swanepoel of New Vision Pictures is on top form. He’s knows how to make great reality TV shows in SA. He has Cream Cartel, Running with the Reps, Dineo’s Diary under his belt and a few other projects in the pipeline so watch out for his name.

If you want to catch Dineo’s Diary, be sure to watch it every Wednesday at 19:30 on Vuzu, channel 123 on DStv. Oh and you’ll get to see her gorgeous little boy too. He’s too cute for words!

American Idol – Phillip vs Jessica

The 11th season of the hugely popular reality show, American Idol is drawing to a close. The two-part finale is set to take place at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles tonight and tomorrow night with 16-year-old Jessica Sanchez taking on Phillip Phillips in the finale. The two will have to bring more than just their A-games tonight, as their final performances will be judged by none other than the voters at home.

If we look at the last few years, Phillip has more of an advantage over Jessica in that the voting demographic is largely a female teenage audience, but stranger things have happened. You’ll recall Sanchez was voted out during the top 10, but the judges decided without any hesitation to use their one save on her. She then went on to wow not just the judges week after week, but also the viewers at home. So at this point it’s anyone’s to win.

I like Phillip and I think he is set either way, but I just feel like it is time for a female winner again and there isn’t anyone better than Sanchez. This young lady has huge pipes and a very bright future ahead of her. Weigh in. Who do you think will win?

 

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Daughtry interviews Daughtry

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The Daughtry band have just released their new album called “Break The Spell”. The first single off that record is called Crawling Back To You, which is currently on high rotation on most radio stations. Great tune and I can’t wait to hear the rest of the album. In this clip above, you’ll see how Daughtry (the man) interviews Daughtry (the band). He does pretty well as a journalist, reporter don’t you think? While he’s pretty strong, I do think he should stick to music, cause that’s what we love πŸ™‚

Go behind the scenes of Kelly Clarkson’s new video “Mr Know It All”

American Idol queen Kelly Clarkson is gearing up release her brand new album Stronger. The album drops in just over a month and this will be her fifth album. The first single off that album is called Mr Know It All. The track made its debut (the highest for the week) on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart at number 18. Nice! While the video has dropped yet, a behind the scenes one has surfaced online. Kelly’s looking good and you can see how involved she is in the whole production; from the treatment to starring (obviously) to the look and feel. I can’t wait to see the video.

Idols SA is back

American Idol is over and in fear of suffering from Idols withdrawals, the singing contest contest with the new season of South African Idols. The show, in its seventh season, kicked off last night with the regulars ProVerb (as host), Gareth and Randall as judges, but there is no Mara Louw this year. Are you happy/ sad? I know I feel feel because one of my favourite people in this industry, Unathi Msengana has now officially replaced Mara. Unathi is no stranger to the industry. She works alongside Glen Lewis and Mel Bala on the morning show on Metro FM and has been on radio for many a year. She’s also no stranger to TV, having presented on shows like Castle Loud and Top Billing in the past. PLUS, she’s a muliple SAMA-nominated singer, who is set to release her third album soon and she has just become a mother for the second time. Congrats go out to her and hubby Thomas on the arrival of their little princess btw.

So in short, I think the judging panel on Idols is now complete and perfect. Did you watch the show last night? What did you think of the new judge? What did you think of “I can’t say no” guest judge Danny K, cold-as-ice Randall and “say it like it is” Gareth Cliff? Did you see pillow boy and the soon-to-be married couple? Holler and for more on the show, check out the official website.