Soli Philander receives Lifetime Achievement Award

25 August 2019, 11:54 AM
Soli Philander who has been in the industry for a number of years and this years was the Lifetime Achievement Recipient for his work.
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Renowned Comedian Soli Philander at home.
‘Star Wars,’ ‘Frozen,’ Marvel, Mulan show fans the force is with Disney 25 August 2019, 8:12 AM

“Star Wars” actors teased an epic sendoff, the cast of “Frozen” sang and action movie star Dwayne Johnson rolled out in a river boat as Walt Disney Co promoted its upcoming film slate to devoted fans on Saturday.

Theatre production aims to bring healing to rape survivors 24 August 2019, 7:17 PM

A theatre production called "Voices" is using art to bring collective healing to rape survivors. A group of young women relate their traumatic past through a series of monologues.

Ewan McGregor to return as Obi-Wan in new ‘Star Wars’ streaming TV series 24 August 2019, 1:43 PM

Ewan McGregor will reprise his “Star Wars” role as Jedi Master Obi-Wan Kenobi in a series for the upcoming Disney+ streaming service, the actor announced to fans of the beloved movie franchise on Friday.

MR WORLD 2019 - Jack Heslewood, England 1ST RUNNER-UP - Fezile Mkhize, South Africa 2ND RUNNER-UP - Brian Faugier, Mexico.
SA’s Fezile Mkhize 1st runner-up at Mr World 2019 24 August 2019, 7:38 AM

Mr South Africa Fezile Mkhize came second at the international male beauty pageant in Manila, which was won by Jack Heslewood from England.

Rockin ‘n’ rollin on Mars: Rolling Stones have space rock named after them 23 August 2019, 7:30 PM

The Rolling Stones have rocked stages around the world in their more than 50-year career.

Chicago judge may tap special prosecutor to review actor Jussie Smollett’s case 23 August 2019, 2:15 PM

The case of ex-"Empire" actor Jussie Smollett, who sparked a firestorm in Chicago by reporting a racist attack authorities have ruled a hoax, returns to court on Friday, when local media say a judge may tap a special prosecutor to review the case.

Michael Jackson’s ex-publicist touts foundation to ‘protect’ legacy 23 August 2019, 9:49 AM

A former publicist for Michael Jackson on Thursday announced plans for a charitable foundation not affiliated with the late pop singer’s family or estate, intended to defend and promote the legacy of the controversial entertainer.

Harvey Weinstein to be arraigned again ahead of criminal trial 23 August 2019, 8:15 AM

Former Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein is scheduled to be arraigned on Monday morning on an indictment in connection with his upcoming criminal trial, a spokesman for the Manhattan district attorney said on Thursday.

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Miley Cyrus: “I am not a liar” over reports about Hemsworth split 23 August 2019, 6:09 AM

Pop star Miley Cyrus on Thursday said she was no angel, but angrily denied rumours she had cheated on her estranged husband, actor Liam Hemsworth.

Dwayne Johnson leads Forbes list of highest-paid actors 22 August 2019, 2:52 PM

Action movie hero Dwayne Johnson, star of the "Jumanji" and "Fast and Furious" franchises, topped the annual list of the world's highest-paid actors, Forbes magazine reported.

Obamas make their Hollywood movie debut with ‘American Factory’ 22 August 2019, 9:11 AM

Barack and Michelle Obama have made their Hollywood debut with a documentary set in Ohio that movie reviewers are calling compelling and timely.

Artists use street murals to change image of violent Caracas slum 21 August 2019, 8:05 PM

In the sprawling slum of Petare in the east of Venezuela’s capital of Caracas, 31-year-old Fabian Solymar begins sketching a mural of abstract figures on a wall filled with Socialist Party political propaganda.

Eastern Cape govt revives its call to decriminalise sex work 21 August 2019, 6:10 PM

The Eastern Cape government is again embarking on a process to decriminalise sex work. It has resuscitated a committee that was formed a year ago.

Thoko Mkhwanazi
Religious leaders oppose ‘further’ regulation of religions 21 August 2019, 4:10 PM

Religious leaders in Soweto say they are opposed to any further regulation of religion in South Africa. Clergymen met in Dube to discuss the regulation of religion ahead of a Religious Summit in October.

Emotions stir in Jerusalem as HBO’s ‘Our Boys’ hits local airwaves 21 August 2019, 10:28 AM

A new HBO series on the killing of a Palestinian youth after three Israeli teens were murdered in a deadly summer five years ago is stirring up painful memories for bereaved families on both sides of the conflict.

James Bond movie gets a title – ‘No Time to Die’ 21 August 2019, 7:14 AM

The new James Bond film finally has a title - “No Time to Die” - and an April 2020 release date, producers announced on Tuesday.

SA’s top influencers express concern about Instagram changes 20 August 2019, 7:35 PM

Some of South Africa’s top social media influencers have raised concerns over changes made to Instagram (IG) algorithms, which seem to affect feed visibility for some users on the popular social media platform.

Chris Brown
Battery case against Chris Brown dropped 20 August 2019, 11:10 AM

A battery case against Chris Brown linked to a fight at a nightclub in Florida in the United States has been dropped.

Cradle of Creativity Festival kicks off in Cape Town 20 August 2019, 6:36 AM

Young and old theatre-goers are in for a treat as Cape Town plays host to the international Cradle of Creativity Festival this week.

Kate Middleton
American woman claiming to be Kate Middleton’s biggest fan has the wardrobe, tiara to prove it 19 August 2019, 3:30 PM

Meet Mallory Johnson Bowling, a 31-year-old American woman who is living the dream. She is Kate Middleton's greatest fan and she has the wardrobe to prove it.

Box office: ‘Good Boys’ leads crowded weekend with $21 million 19 August 2019, 6:17 AM

The Bean Bag Boys, the self-appointed nickname for the trio of best friends in Universal’s “Good Boys,” are conquering much more than sixth grade.

‘Easy Rider’ actor Peter Fonda dead at age 79 18 August 2019, 4:01 PM

Oscar nominated actor Peter Fonda, who played a cool and introspective motorcyclist in the 1969 film “Easy Rider” that captured the spirit of the era’s counterculture movement, died on Friday at age 79, his family said in a statement.

Post school opportunities limited for autistic people 18 August 2019, 3:12 PM

Post-schooling opportunities for autistic youngsters remain severely limited. A 20-year-old woman with a musical gift, Dembe Ndou, is one of many confronted by this predicament.

‘Hollywood Ripper’ found guilty of murdering 2 women 18 August 2019, 11:29 AM

A jury found a man nicknamed the "Hollywood Ripper" guilty of knifing to death two women, including actor Ashton Kutcher's date, and attempting to murder a third victim during a seven-year span.

Castle of Good Hope previews exhibition of history of the Cape 18 August 2019, 7:08 AM

A workshop has been held at the Castle of Good Hope in Cape Town as a prelude to an exhibition that will showcase the history and identities of the people of the Cape.

John Magufuli
Kiswahili to become one of the official languages in SADC bloc 17 August 2019, 6:12 PM

The outgoing Chairperson of the Southern African Development Community (SADC)  - president Hage Geingob of Namibia - has  announced that Kiswahili will be one of the official languages in the SADC bloc.

Credo Mutwa
Credo Mutwa’s home renovations to be completed soon 17 August 2019, 4:49 PM

Renovations of Credo Mutwa's Kuruman home in the Northern Cape will be completed in the next two weeks.

Ed Sheeran design Heinz Ketchup bottle sells for 1 500 pounds 17 August 2019, 3:21 PM

Three limited-edition bottles of Heinz Tomato Ketchup based on the tattoos of British songwriter Ed Sheeran, a dedicated fan of the condiment, sold at auction in London on Thursday, with one going under the hammer for 1 500 pounds ($1 816).

New Theatre Festival to be launched in Cape Town next week 17 August 2019, 11:18 AM

A new theatre festival to delight the very young, including babies, and an event to challenge and intrigue teens and young adults will be launched in the Mother City early next week.

Jeffrey Epstein
Official autopsy concludes Epstein’s death was suicide by hanging 17 August 2019, 11:06 AM

New York City's chief medical examiner determined on Friday that suicide by hanging was the cause of death for financier Jeffrey Epstein, whose body was found six days ago in a Manhattan jail cell while awaiting trial on sex trafficking charges.