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  • Minister of Arts and Culture institutes legal action against Donald Duck for alleged remarks

    14 January 2019 5:50 AM 130

    Johannesburg – In a statement to the press released on Monday, 14 January 2019, the Minister of Arts and Culture Nathi Mthethwa, announced that he is instituting legal action against kwaito artist, Eugene 'Donald Duck' Mthethwa. Eugene is well-known throughout South African music for his long career as a member of kwaito group Trompies and various other

  • Lady Gaga and Glenn Close both win best actress at Critics' Choice Awards

    14 January 2019 5:19 AM 187

    California — Roma is the top winner at the Critics' Choice Awards, winning best picture, foreign language film and a pair of individual honors for director Alfonso Cuaron. The 24th annual ceremony held Sunday at Barker Hanger in Santa Monica, California, also split the top actress award between Glenn Close for The Wife and Lady Gaga for A Star Is Born. The split

  • Permit refused for concert set to be hosted by R. Kelly amid allegations

    13 January 2019 6:56 AM 135

    Springfield — Illinois officials say a concert in Springfield that was to be hosted by R. Kelly cannot take place in the wake of new sexual misconduct allegations against the R&B star. Illinois Department of Agriculture spokeswoman Denise Albert told the Chicago Tribune that the application for the Spring Break Jam in April was denied on Thursday because

  • Another date for James Morrison tour in SA added and local support act announced

    10 January 2019 2:00 PM 522

    Cape Town – James Morrison’s tour of South Africa is just two weeks away and local promoter, Showtime Management have announced another tour date which will take place on Thursday, 24 January 2019 at Montecasino’s Teatro in Johannesburg. Adding local talent to the evening of soulful music is multi-cultural band, the Stone Jets who will be touring with James

  • Showmax releases the first trailer for their new original series that has a powerhouse of women behind it

    09 January 2019 1:11 PM 186

    Cape Town – Showmax has released the first trailer for The Girl from St. Agnes and it looks like a creepily, gripping thrill ride. The series – which is the second original show from the South African streaming service – will be available for subscribers from Thursday, 31 January 2019. The eight episode series was produced by Harriet Gavshon of Quizzical

  • Jordan Peele's horror Us to open SXSW 2019

    09 January 2019 12:45 PM 162

    New York — Jordan Peele's Us, his anticipated follow-up to Get Out, will make its world premiere at the South by Southwest Film Festival. SXSW announced on Tuesday that Us will open the 26th edition of the Austin, Texas, festival on 8 March. Like Peele's Get Out, Us is a socially minded horror thriller. The film stars Lupita Nyong'o as a woman returning

  • WATCH: Trevor Noah’s biltong almost got him in serious trouble and here’s why

    08 January 2019 7:00 PM 161

    Cape Town – South African comedian and host Trevor Noah loves biltong and tried to take it back to America with him after visiting the country of his birth, but things didn’t go as planned. In an insert on The Daily Show, Trevor spoke about how – on his recent trip back to The States from SA – he tried to bring some of the cured meat through airport

  • Susan Boyle is back in the spotlight and better than ever

    08 January 2019 9:52 AM 176

    Cape Town – It’s been almost a decade since singer Susan Boyle was the runner-up of Britain’s Got Talent‘s season 3 in 2009. In a video that made her world-famous Susan Boyle sang I Dreamed A Dream on the popular reality show’s stage. Now, she’s back for America's Got Talent: The Champions and ready to wow the crowd again. In a video shared on the programme’s

  • India is getting what SA viewers have been asking for: Pick your own TV channels

    08 January 2019 9:37 AM 481

    Cape Town – A quiet but dramatic change is coming to India and it’s something that South Africa's pay-TV subscribers have been clamouring for. From 1 February India's satellite pay-TV customers will get to pick and only pay for the TV channels they want – but there are some catches. The hope is that pay-TV subscribers in India will be paying less for their

  • WATCH: Daenerys meets Sansa in new Game of Thrones teaser

    07 January 2019 6:40 AM 167

    Cape Town – Just as the internet was set a flutter with tweets about the Golden Globe Awards, HBO released a sizzle reel for new seasons of returning shows and first looks at new programming. In the fast-paced compilation, we get to witness Game of Thrones' Sansa Stark meeting with Daenerys Targaryen, and her brother, Jon Snow. Other than GOT footage