Entertainment

By Lehlohonolo Lehana. A debate has erupted on social media after Miss South Africa Lalela Mswane wore a dove of peace outfit at the Miss Universe pageant. Mswane dazzled a dove costume to show the culture of South Africa and "its spirit of Ubuntu". A nation that has shown that…
Entertainment Reporter. @GalloImages. The #R10GoesALongWay movement, in partnership with the Fundi Foundation – a South African non-profit organisation (NPO), launched the second phase of its crowdfunding initiative in November 2021, which sets out to help even more students overcome South Africa’s ongoing tertiary registration fee crisis. As part of its…
Entertainment Reporter. The Gauteng High Court on Wednesday dismissed an application by non-profit organisation Citizens for Integrity against the South African government’s withdrawal of support for Miss SA Lalela Mswane’s participation in the Miss Universe pageant to be staged in Israel. This means that Mswane will continue to compete in…
Entertainment Reporter. Naledi Willers had undergone chemotherapy and fought until the end. Image Supplied. Real Housewives of Johannesburg star Naledi Willers has died after losing her battle to cancer. The reality TV star, model and actress was diagnosed with breast cancer in November 2019. The news was announced on Wednesday…
Entertainment Reporter. Netflix has parted the waves to reveal the trailer for Triggerfish's third animated feature, Seal Team. This feature will be available to stream from 31st December 2021. Seal Team is the story of Quinn, a seal who spends his days relaxing in the sun, splashing in the beautiful…
Entertainment Reporter. Television presenter Molemo "Jub Jub" Maarohanye is going after those who have accused him of rape and sexual assault, demanding that they retract the accusations and apologise. According to the family's official statement, the remarks made about Du Pont during the interview were "never meant to embarrass or…
Entertainment Reporter. Amstel has withdrawn its sponsorship of the YouTube series Podcast and Chill following offensive comments by hosts MacG (Macgyver Mukwevho) and Sol Phenduka on a recent episode. "The Amstel brand, locally and globally, is centred around friendship and inclusion of all people, regardless of gender, race or sexual…
Entertainment Reporter. To mark the third anniversary of the Mandela 100 festival, international advocacy organisation, Global Citizen, has announced that over 12 million lives have been impacted this year across Africa, and the world, adding to the 105 million lives reported last year. Impact from commitments announced at Mandela 100…
Entertainment Reporter. The first 10 episodes of HBO's Gossip Girl reboot are now available to binge, first on Showmax, with the final two episodes coming express from the US on 10 December 2021. The reboot's launch saw it trending at #1 on Twitter and generating over 15 billion total social…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Photo Credit: Jub Jub Instagram. Molemo "Jub Jub's" Maroohanye remarks on the Macgyver "Mac G" Mukwevho podcast have landed him in hot water with Moja Love TV that led to his suspension. Jub Jub made explosive claims in an interview that went viral this week. After saying…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Mnet has announced that after a 2-year run of its local telenovela Legacy, the channel will be exploring new avenues to entertain its loyal viewers in order to cater to their new and evolving desire for limited series. Our viewership surveys guide us to adapt our content…
Entertainment Reporter. Idols judge and media personality Unathi Nkayi has finally broken her silence after she was fired from Kaya 959. Unathi was fired with immediate effect after an argument between her and Sizwe Dhlomo, resulting in the station siding with the Afternoon Drive host on what occurred in the…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Yesterday Twitter was full of opinions about the couples who bravely put their relationship to the ultimate test of Temptation Island South Africa, as the reality show's two-part reunion saw #temptationislandsa trending at #1 for four hours straight, before passing the top spot to another Showmax Original,…
Entertainment Reporter. South African journalism has once again excelled at capturing and telling the stories of our colourful, vibrant and deeply complex society – made even more so by the enormous impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. This was the verdict by the Vodacom Journalist of the Year Awards’ (VJOY) judging…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. SA's own DJ Black Coffee, whose real name is Nkosinathi Maphumulo, has been nominated in the category Best Dance/Electronic Album for his album Subconsciously, which was released earlier this year. He is nominated alongside Illenium, Major Lazer, Marshmello, Sylvan Esso and Ten City. ? Congratulations 64th #GRAMMYs…
By Jacob Mawela. Credit Fullview/Jacob Mawela for use of images. A gray late South African spring Saturday of November 20, 2021 saw the usual suspects of the country’s music existence descending on the Soweto neighbourhood of Pimville to bid their farewell to a diminutive soul Paul Simon once described as…
Entertainment Reporter. Pearl Modiadie's former manager at Metrofm is demanding 1 million as a countersuit from her due to loss of income since she accused him of sexual harassement. Pearl Modiadie's former manager at Metro FM, Anthony Soglo, is demanding R1 million from her due to loss of income since…
Entertainment Reporter. The winner of Idols SA season 17 was announced during a spectacular live finale on Sunday. Berenike 'Berry' Trytsman was crowned the winner,after weeks of gruelling competition and 12 million votes cast. Trytsman managed to capture the hearts of viewers with her soulful voice, but what stood out…
Entertainment Reporter. Principal photography has begun on the new South African murder mystery series Recipes for Love and Murder starring Outlander actor Maria Doyle Kennedy and Tony Kgoroge. The ten-episode series being filmed in the Karoo and Scotland is a co-production between M-Net, AMC Networks' Acorn TV, Global Screen (a…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Popular sports presenter Robert Marawa is back on air with his award-winning sports show, Marawa Sport Worldwide (MSW). The 90-minute show goes live on Monday between 5.30pm and 7pm and will be done under a bridge in Katlehong, east of Johannesburg. The first of its kind in…
Entertainment Reporter. Joburg Theatre in association with the City of Johannesburg entities; Joburg City Parks and Zoo and City Power are excited to present the third annual Joburg Festival of Lights featuring an enchanting collection of illuminated life-size animal characters and classical, harmonious entertainment, food and craft night market for…
Entertainment Reporter. @mini_photography/cindy_thando Instagram. In the wake of SK Khoza dismissal, seasoned actress Cindy Mahlangu has dumped the second most-watched drama series,The Queen on Mzansi Magic in the eleventh hour. Cindy who plays the character of Siyanda has dumped the show with immediate effect. Entertainment commentator Phil Mphela reported the…
Entertainment Reporter. @OupaBopape. South African musicians Vusi Mahlasela and Thandiswa Mazwai will be honoured with the 2021 Music In Africa Honorary Award at the opening of the Music In Africa Conference for Collaborations, Exchange and Showcases (ACCES) in Johannesburg, South Africa, on 25 November. The award is courtesy of the…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. @Unathi. Radio host Unathi Nkayi has been fired by Kaya FM, the station announced on Wednesday. The radio station announced the decision in a statement, explaining that the star's contract has been terminated with immediate effect. "Nkayi's contract has ended prematurely due to certain conduct that rendered…
Entertainment Reporter. @Azania. Azania Mosaka has announced her resignation from talk radio 702 after six years of being on the station. Mosaka said she was ending her radio career to pursue philanthropic work after she takes her last bow on the day time show airing on Friday. "As they say,…
Entertainment Reporter. @ayandancwane Instagram. Businesswoman Ayanda Ncwane received an award that recognises her work in the industry over the past 10 years. The Global African Awards awarded Ncwane for Outstanding Contribution to Entertainment and the Music Industry and the former Real Housewives of Durban (RHOD) star said the recognition was…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Telenovela,The Wife, has broken Uthando Lodumo's record for the most first-day views of all-time on Showmax, as well as Devilsdorp's record for the most hours watched within four days of launch, outperforming the launch of any film or series on Showmax ever, including the likes of Game…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Government has withdrawn its support for the Miss South Africa pageant after it was unable to convince organisers to pull out of the Miss Universe pageant which will be held in Israel in December. In a statement on Sunday, the Department of Sports, Art and Culture announced…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The Wife topped the Twitter trends chart in South Africa by 6:30am this morning, with fans waking up early to devour the first three episodes of the debut Showmax Original telenovela as they dropped. It's already at #1 on Showmax's Top 20, ahead of Emmy winner Succession.…
Entertainment Reporter. The National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF) has selected the multi-award-winning MultiChoice film Barakat as South Africa's official submission for Best International Feature at the 94th Academy Awards in 2022. This makes Amy Jephta the fourth female director to be submitted to the Oscars by South Africa and…
By Jacob Mawela. The spring Sunday of November 7, 2021 witnessed family, protégés and associates rendezvous at Soweto’s Uncle Tom’s Hall for the tombstone unveiling of the doyen of Black South African theatre, Gibson Kente – seventeen years after his passing on the very same day in 2004. Organized by…
Entertainment Reporter. The 29th Annual Arts Alive festival is excited to share the November calendar which promises nothing short of stellar. Starting the month on a high, the Alexander Arts Academy in partnership with Arts Alive will be hosting the 2021 Alexander Arts Academy Theatre Festival on the 6th of…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The Johannesburg Review of Books calls Dudu Busani-Dube "a publishing phenomenon." She's become the face of self-publishing in South Africa, having topped the Exclusive Books charts, and landed four books simultaneously in the Nielsen Bookscan SA bestseller list for July 2021. And that was before Showmax announced…
Entertainment Reporter. Musician Kelly Khumalo has backtracked on an event after reportedly agreeing to take the booking in place of her good friend Somizi Mhlongo. Publication ZimLive reported via Twitter that Khumalo would be replacing Mhlongo as the guest chef at Garwe restaurant’s reopening in Harare. However, blogs have since…
Entertainment Reporter. The quality of entries at this year’s Vodacom Journalist of the Year Awards (VJOY) has instilled "confidence in the future of journalism in South Africa" and has set a new benchmark for excellence in South African journalism. This was the unanimous agreement by the competition’s judging panel at…
Entertainment Reporter. @DJSbu. Media personality Sibusiso Leope has been slapped with a whopping R15-million tax bill by the South African Revenue Service (SARS). Sunday World reports that SARS obtained a default judgment against the former Metro FM DJ, popularly known as DJ Sbu, at the Johannesburg High Court last week…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. In episode 9 of Temptation Island South Africa, now streaming on Showmax, we saw fan favourite Gigi Lamayne abruptly leave the villa due to personal reasons. We asked the rapper for her take on the hit reality show now that she's no longer on it. Your story…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. File Photo. Nando's announced on Saturday it will bring an end to its five-year sponsorship of Gareth Cliff’s The Burning Platform. The decision follows public outrage over Cliff's comments during the Burning Platform show. The offending viral video includes just over two minutes of footage from an…
Entertaiment Reporter. Spotify has confirmed the launch of Spotify Premium for Students in South Africa as well as 19 other markets around the world including the Middle East and North Africa. Spotify Premium for Students allows all eligible students to enjoy Spotify Premium - and all the many benefits that…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Showmax has released a teaser of their upcoming telenovela, The Wife. The clip gives fans their first glimpse of the actors who landed the coveted roles in the series. Rising star Mbalenhle Mavimbela (Skeem Saam, Isipho) will play Hlomu, the journalist who falls in love with a…
Entertainment Reporter. Award-winning and renowned stage, film, and television actor and director Meshack Mavuso-Magabane is directing the epic theatre musical Shaka Zulu: The Gaping Wound, written by the late revered playwright Bongani Linda, starring Thembinkosi Changwe (as Shaka Zulu),Nkanyiso Bhengu (Dingane), Mduduzi Mabaso (Mshongweni)and more. Highly billed as a musical…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Photo Credit:@MissSA. Lalela Mswane has been crowned the new Miss South Africa 2021. Mswane 24,is a model and dancer that also holds a Bachelor of Law qualification from the University of Pretoria. A night filled with glitz, glamour and beauty. This year has been a rollercoaster ride…
Entertainment Reporter. British singer and songwriter Adele Laurie Blue Adkins, known more popularly simply as Adele is making a comeback that seems to be on steroids. Her much anticipated new single 'Easy on Me', was released after a six-year hiatus from the 15-time grammy award winner. The song is the…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The Zulu brothers from the popular book series 'Hlomu: The Wife' have been cast, with Bonko Khoza as Mqhele. When Showmax announced they were making a telenovela inspired by Dudu Busani-Dube's bestselling novel Hlomu the Wife, overjoyed fans immediately took to social media to offer their casting…
Entertainment Reporter. Big Brother Mzansi is making its return to our screens. It's been five years since South Africans were last given the chance to get a look into the lives and times of the housemates that had to battle it out for a cash prize of R2-million. Big Brother …
Entertainment Reporter. Previously known as QzA {Pronounced Cue-za}, QzA HighDef is one of South Africa’s most exciting and Diverse Talents. With a sonic uniqueness backed by a visual punch, QzA looks redefine what it means to be an artist not only in Africa but globally with every tool at his…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Life’s journey and dreams about futures often do not run according to expectations, but whether life takes you to a national stage or you are left struggling to cope, it is self-belief and self-love that can restore the balance. When this advice comes from a Top 10…
Entertainment Reporter. From 14 to 31 October 2021, The South African State Theatre (SAST) will present TSOGO (The Rise of Charlotte Mannya-Maxeke), a new biographical theatre play exploring the life and times of the iconic social and political activist Mama Charlotte Makgomo Mannya-Maxeke (1871 –1939), who would have turned 150…
Entertainment Reporter. Jameson, the world's largest selling Irish whiskey owned by Pernod Ricard, the number one luxury spirits company globally, launches a new truly South African campaign for its premium whiskey – Jameson Select Reserve. In a category where success has always been portrayed through a one-dimensional story of a…
Entertainment Reporter. Media personality and singer Boity Thulo released a statement on Saturday, in which she confirmed being physically assaulted earlier this week. In the statement, Boity writes: "It is with deep sadness to state that I was indeed an unfortunate victim of a physical assault and that I have…
Entertainment Reporter. US singer R Kelly has been found guilty of exploiting his superstar status to run a scheme to sexually abuse women and children over two decades. Eleven accusers, nine women and two men, took the stand over the searing six-week trial to describe sexual humiliation and violence at…
Entertainment Reporter. Life changes when you are an Idols winner. You find that your bank balance suddenly swells, bringing home the fact that life will never be the same and that peoples' expectations of you will change with your new social standing. These two realities were born home to Zama…
Entertainment Reporter. @GettyImages. The South African film and television industry is once again in mourning following the passing of Franz Marx. Channel24 reports that Marx died, aged 78, on Sunday morning in Pretoria as a result of Covid-19 complications. This, according to author Leon van Nierop. Marx was a South…
Entertainment Reporter. Johnny Nunez/WireImage Lauryn Hill performs at Global Citizen Live at Pier 17 on Sept. 22, 2021 in New York City. Global Citizen Live is a global moment of unity in the mission to defend the planet and defeat poverty. From six continents, the once-in-a-generation, 24-hour Global Citizen Live…
Entertainment Reporter. Temptation Island South Africa - based on the Banijay-owned hit reality format - is just five episodes in and it's already clear there is trouble in paradise for the four couples brave enough to put their relationships to the ultimate test. Not only have the couples been separated…
Entertainment Reporter. @Mozaik. Diageo SA, the leading spirits company together with its number one vodka, Smirnoff 1818, has partnered with the SABC's number one soapie, Uzalo, to promote responsible drinking through its DrinkiQ campaign. The DrinkIQ initiative uses both the massive following of Uzalo (about 8million viewers) and entrenched brand…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Umakoti Wethu is now streaming first on Showmax, just in time for Heritage Day. SAFTA and Africa Movie Academy Award Best Actress winner Fulu Mugovhani gives another prize-worthy performance as Khathu, a Venda woman struggling to conceive, who finds herself in crisis when her Zulu husband's new…
Entertainment Reporter. @Facebook. Mzansi Magic is introducing two new Sunday dramas led by familiar faces such as Zandile Msutwana from The Queen and actors from Isibiya such as Sibonile Ngubane. In a statement on Tuesday, the channel said the shows are titled, Umkhokha and Grootboom and Sons as they released…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. We've seen what The Real Housewives of Atlanta, Jersey, Durban and Melbourne get up to. Now, it's time to take a peek inside the opulent lives of some of the most affluent women in Lagos. The Real Housewives of Lagos (RHOL) will be the first Nigerian instalment…
Entertainment Reporter. @AnastasyaEliseeva. It’s been almost 3 years since the passing of one of South Africa’s biggest icons in music,the 14th of September would have been his 41st birthday. HHP, better known as Jabba (real name Jabulani Tsambo). The rapper passed away on 24 October 2018 after being found deceased…
Entertainment Reporter. Rapper Kiernan 'AKA' Forbes has issued an apology to Thando Thabethe following a recent interview where things got heated after the radio host mentioned Anele Tembe. During a live interview, things took a left turn when Thando asked AKA questions regarding his late fiancée, who died earlier this…
Entertainment Reporter. Veteran dance teacher, choreographer and actress, Nomsa Manaka, will be moving her dance studio to Funda Centre in Diepkloof from the Walter Sisulu Square in Kliptown after it was irreparably vandalized in December of 2020. The studio that is named after its founder and principal dance instructor, Nomsa…
Entertainment Reporter. Connie Ferguson at Glamour's 'Women of the Year' / Instagram. The Queen actress Connie Ferguson received a beautiful welcome back from the Ferguson Films team on set. The actress is returning after the passing of her husband Shona Ferguson at the end of July. Her room was filled…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Musician, dancer and DJ Zakes Bantwini has finally released his hit single, 'Osama'. The song came out on Friday, 10 September, and Mzansi can’t get enough of it. The song has been heard multiple times by users via broadcasting channels and DJ sets at live events, but…
Entertainment Reporter. The 29th edition of the annual Arts Alive Festival starting this month will kick off under the theme "A Redefining and Artistic Creative Future." Known as Arts Alive International Festival, this year’s festivities will take place between 7 September and 12 December 2021. Johannesburg’s new Executive Mayor Jolidee…
Entertainment Reporter. @GalloImages. The South African National Parks (SANParks) will launch a 13-week reality TV series on 7 October 2021 at 21:30 on Mzansi Magic DSTV channel 161. To be hosted by actress Rami Chuene and renowned life coach Romeo Mabasa, the series, Away for Repair, will showcase the heartfelt…
Entertainment Reporter. @Real7deLaan. The Afrikaans weekday soap 7de Laan will once again air five days a week, as the SABC has decided to cut their experiment to introduce loyal audiences to new shows. The experiment was announced earlier this year, much to the dismay of fans who found out that…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. @GettyImages. Drake's new album Certfied Lover Boy has apparently credited R Kelly as a co-lyricist on the song "TSU". The album which is produced by Harley Arsenault, Noel, and OG Ron C, credits Justin Timblerlake and T Mosley in addition to R Kelly as a composer. The…
Entertainment Reporter. @LM. The South African music industry is mourning the death of Mahotella Queens’ founding member Nobesuthu Mbadu. Mbadu passed on Monday at Thelle Mogoerane due to kidney failure. She was 76. She lives behind a full legacy of songs like Kazet Gazette, Mbube, Africa, and Melodi ya lla…
Entertainment Reporter. @GalloImages. Media personality Khanyi Mbau has returned to Johannesburg, leaving her boyfriend, Terrence Kudzai Mushonga, in Dubai. The heartbroken businessperson shared a 24-minute emotional video on Instagram on Monday night, which kept most fans awake. Concerns over the Abomama actress’ safety were raised after Mushonga, who is still…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. @ThusoMbedu. South African actress Thuso Mbedu won 'Breakout Star' at the 2021 Hollywood Critics Association TV Awards for her role in 'The Underground Railroad'. She plays a runaway slave named Cora Randall in the American series. Academy Award-winner Barry Jenkins brought the Pulitzer Prize winning-novel to life…
Entertainment Reporter. MultiChoice Group (MCG) confirms that as of 30 September 2021 at 23h59 CAT, FOX will stop airing on DStv. The change is a result of a review of various channels by The Walt Disney Company Africa, as the channel owner and ourselves. As the television landscape and viewer…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The first episode of Temptation Island South Africa — based on the Banijay-owned hit reality format — is now streaming on Showmax, and it's already clear that the four couples are in for the ultimate relationship test. Estelle Langa and Justin Fritz, Musa Qubinkomo and Sifiso Ndlazi, …
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Thando Thabethe in Blood Psalms.Photo Credit:Showmax. Showmax has announced a diverse slate of eight more series - and three more movies - on the way, including its first telenovela, romcom, and scripted West African Showmax Original. This follows a steady flow of Showmax Originals in 2021, from…
Entertainment Reporter. @GalloImages. Television presenter and actress Thembisa Mdoda-Nxumalo has finally been discharged from hospital and is recovering at home after a brave fight with long Covid. Long Covid is a condition in which people continue to experience Covid-19 symptoms for longer than usual. Her family said she had been…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Showmax has released first-look images and a new Temptation Island South Africa video introducing all ten single women. The line-up has a temptation for every taste, from actresses to rap queens to yoga instructors. Premiering on 26 August 2021, Temptation Island South Africa is the ultimate relationship…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Entries for the Vodacom Journalist of the Year Awards (VJOY) 2021 will open on 20 August as the prestigious journalistic competition marks its 20th year in existence. Last year, for the first time, the Awards were hosted virtually due to the Covid-19 pandemic and a virtual format…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The Walt Disney Company has announced that its popular Disney+ streaming service will launch in South Africa. In a Q3 2021 earnings call on Thursday (12 August), the group said that South Africa will be included in the next country rollout which will take place in 'summer…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. File:Killer Kau at the 2019 South African Hip Hop awards in Johannesburg, South Africa on November 20, 2019. The SA Hip Hop awards are an annual event in which South African hip hop artists gather to perform live, as well as receive their Pyramid awards. (Photo by…
Entertainment Reporter. @GalloImages. Popular talk show 'The Braai Show with AKA', which aired 13 episodes on SABC 1 last year, has handed the reigns to rapper Casper Nyovest for its second season. The Braai Show with AKA first launched in June 2020 on the rapper’s subscription-based TV app, AKA TV.…
Entertainment Reporter. @GettyImages. Jury selection for the federal New York trial of R. Kelly, the disgraced R&B superstar who faces a battery of sex abuse charges in several US states, is set to start today after more than a year of pandemic delay. Kelly,54, is expected to go on trial…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. @AustinMalema. TV personality Somizi Mhlongo has released an official statement following physical abuse allegations made against him by enstranged husband Mohale Motaung. On Sunday, the couple made headlines around the country when Mohale, in a shocking audio interview obtained by SundayWorld, accused his husband of abuse -…
Entertainment Reporter. The first Showmax Original true-crime series, Devilsdorp, launched on Thursday, 29 July 2021 to five-star reviews, topping Showmax's SA Top 20 and setting a new record for the most hours watched in its first four days of launch of any film or series ever on Showmax - outperforming…
Entertainment Reporter. @DanHoldings. The winners of this year’s South African Music Awards (SAMAs) were announced virtually on 31 July. Amapiano heavyweights Kabza De Small and DJ Maphorisa emerged as the biggest winners on the night with three gongs for their collaborative work. The duo, which is also known as the …
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. @MikeMarsland. British supermodel, actor and businesswoman Naomi Campbell, the endless activist whose beauty lies well beyond her modelling career, has written a hard hitting open letter to former President Jacob Zuma. Before anyone climbs in and says 'what does a non-South African model know about South Africa…
Entertainment Reporter. The winners of the 11th edition of The Radio Awards were announced. The prestigious Station of the Year (SoTY) awards went to Jacaranda FM (commercial), Lotus FM (public broadcast service), Hot 91.9FM (community), and Tuks FM 107.2 (campus). This is the first year that Lotus FM has won…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Actor, producer and co-founder of Ferguson Films, Shona Ferguson, has died from Covid-19 related complications.. He was 47. Shona passed away at the Milpark private hospital in Johannesburg on Friday afternoon, after he was admitted last week after suffering from chest pains. STATEMENT FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE https://t.co/qIEMFIA0II—…
Entertainment Reporter. The U.S. government said it sold imprisoned drug company executive Martin Shkreli's one-of-a-kind album by Wu-Tang Clan to pay off the $7.36 million he was ordered to forfeit after being convicted of fraud. In a letter to U.S. District Judge Kiyo Matsumoto, who oversaw Shkreli's 2017 trial in…
Entertainment Reporter. Following the latest announcement by government to relax COVID-19 Lockdown restrictions on indoor gatherings, the South African State Theatre and Ster-Kinekor Theatres (SKT) are excited to announce a revised schedule for theatre productions screening in selected SKT cinemas nationwide. The disruptive collaboration between the entities to exhibit theatre…
Entertainment Reporter. Showmax has just released the first-look trailer for Temptation Island South Africa, premiering on 26 August 2021, with new episodes every Thursday until 4 November 2021. The ultimate relationship test, Temptation Island South Africa — based on the Banijay-owned hit reality format — follows couples at a crossroads…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The funeral of the Legendary Afro Jazz musician Ts’epo ‘Village Pope’ Tshola which was supposed to be on Friday (July,23) this week, has been moved to next week Friday (July 30). This is according to the communique from the family issued which has stated that the late…
Entertainment Reporter. Olympic champion Caster Semenya and wife Violet Raseboya have taken to social media to announce that they are expecting their second child. The couple posted the same picture on their separate social media pages showing Violet wrapped in a traditional long skirt, with a matching tube top and…
Entertainment Reporter. Samro has released a statement urging artists to resubmit their correct banking details, as they are currently sitting with just over R30 million in pending royalties due to the organisation having received incorrect and outdated banking details from its members. "While Samro has the money, it can’t pay…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. @Ticketprodome. The Ticketpro Dome at Northgate in Gauteng will be closing down, RX Venue Management has announced. RX, which has managed the venue for 20 years, said that venue has been sold by its owners – the Sasol Pension Fund – to a third party that does…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Legendary songwriter and musician Tsepo Tshola has passed away on Thursday. It's understood Tshola was hospitalised at a Lesotho hospital after contracting COVID-19. Stanley Letsela, director of Letsela Entertainment, confirmed that the musician died on Thursday after being admitted to the hospital last Friday. "It is sorrowful…
Entertainment Reporter. In the wake of the ongoing unrest, violence and widespread destruction of property taking place in parts of the provinces of KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng in recent days, the Durban FilmMart has postponed the virtual event that was meant to run from July 16 to 25. The 12th edition…
Entertainment Reporter. Media personality Somizi Mhlongo and street dancer and DJ, Courtnae Paul shine a spotlight on the societal pressures of coming out and life within the LGBTQI+ community, LIVE on Ingram's Skin Sessions on SABC 3's Expresso Morning Show. Ingram's Skin Sessions is a thought-provoking campaign that explores brave…
Entertainment Reporter. @Image Supplied. Award-winning celebrity chef, cookbook author and TV personality Lesego Semenya has died. In a tweet on Monday afternoon, the family revealed that the beloved chef had passed away. He was 39. It is with great pain that I have to share this: Chef Lesego Semenya @LesDaChef…
Entertainment Reporter. Photo Credit: Instagram/ Cedric Fourie. Skeem Saam firebrand Cedric Fourie has announced he will be joining the cast of e.tv’s Durban Gen. Fourie will take on the role of a smoking-hot, heartbreaking surgeon from 12 July 2021. The story of e.tv’s Durban Gen is set in the heart…
Entertainment Reporter. South African group, Hush Male Group are the 2021 winners of the pan-African Old Mutual Amazing Voices crown and will walk away with a massive $ 100 000. After securing 5 Golden Voice wins for best performance throughout the season, Africa chose Hush SA as the winners of…
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