Chicago police seek follow-up interview with ‘Empire’ actor

17 February 2019, 7:22 AM
Chicago police have shifted the direction of their investigation into actor Jussie Smollett’s report of a hate-crime assault and are seeking to interview him again, after releasing two men detained for questioning in the probe, a police spokesman said on Saturday.
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Empire star Jussie Smollett.
Maskandi musician on quest to fill up Moses Mabhida 16 February 2019, 8:18 PM

Popular Maskandi musician Khuzani Mpungose is on a quest to fill up Moses Mabhida Stadium on March 30th in Durban.

Dr Esther Mahlangu
Art lovers gather for Cape Town Art Fair 16 February 2019, 6:26 PM

Some latest works by leading local artists are on display at the seventh edition of the Investec Cape Town Art Fair.

Bruno Ganz
Bruno Ganz, who played Hitler in ‘Downfall’, dies aged 77 16 February 2019, 3:16 PM

Bruno Ganz, the Swiss actor who portrayed Adolf Hitler in Oscar-nominated film "Downfall" and the kindly grandfather in "Heidi", died of cancer at his home in Zurich on Saturday, aged 77, his agent said.

Prince Charles and wife Camilla.
Prince Charles to make first royal visit to Cuba 16 February 2019, 10:24 AM

Britain’s Prince Charles and his wife Camilla will become the first members of the royal family to make an official visit to Communist-run Cuba in March, in a trip intended to underscore a growing bilateral relationship.

A funeral procession
Growing trend of luxury funerals in SA 15 February 2019, 9:40 PM

The funeral industry says there's a growing trend of special requests for luxury funerals.

Investec Cape Town Art Fair underway 15 February 2019, 7:43 PM

Some latest works by leading local artists are on display at the seventh edition of the Investec Cape Town Art Fair.

R Kelly
New tape shows R. Kelly having sex with minor, lawyer says 15 February 2019, 6:01 PM

The lawyer representing a porn star in a legal battle with US President Donald Trump said Thursday his office has previously unreleased footage of R&B superstar R. Kelly having sex with a young girl.

Cardi B
Cardi B, sassy queen of American hip-hop 15 February 2019, 5:10 PM

She's brash, she's loud, and America is all in for her special brand of sass, from online feuds to strip club brawls; but when Cardi B accepted her first Grammy award, making rap history in the process, the 26-year-old had the crowd falling in love with her softer side.

Zimbabwe cancels flagship arts fest over economic crisis 15 February 2019, 4:03 PM

This year's edition of Zimbabwe's flagship Harare International Festival of the Arts (HIFA) has been called off due to the social and economic crisis, organisers announced Friday.

Soweto Gospel Choir singing on stage
Soweto Gospel Choir arrives to cheerful celebrations at OR Tambo 15 February 2019, 12:45 PM

The Soweto Gospel Choir have landed at the OR Tambo International Airport from the United States where they won their third Grammy Award last Sunday.

Brides
Couples tie the knot in Robben Island on Valentine’s Day 14 February 2019, 9:23 PM

As many celebrate love on Valentine's Day, couples from across the country gathered to tie the knot on Robben Island on Thursday.

Meghan Markle
British newspapers deny hounding Meghan Markle like Princess Diana 14 February 2019, 4:02 PM

Britain's newspapers angrily challenged US actor George Clooney's claim that their treatment of Prince Harry's wife, Meghan Markle, resembled the hounding of his late mother.

Valentine’s Day weddings on Robben Island 14 February 2019, 1:07 PM

Eleven couples from around the country have gathered to tie the knot today on Robben Island. They will be married in front of their loved ones and officials from the Department of Home Affairs, including Minister Siyabonga Cwele.

Tinder for cows.
‘Tinder for cows’ matches livestock in the mood for love 14 February 2019, 10:36 AM

A Tinder-inspired app is helping farmers match up potential partners for their cattle. Called "Tudder" - a mix of dating app Tinder and udder - it lets farmers swipe right on cattle they like the look of.

Businesses set to boom on Valentine’s Day 14 February 2019, 8:21 AM

Business for restaurants and florists around Johannesburg is booming as people celebrate Valentine's Day. For many it's a time to celebrate romance and exchange the three most popular gifts - chocolates, flowers and cards.

CRL faces opposition from religious leaders 13 February 2019, 9:19 PM

The Commission for the Promotion and Protection of Religious and Linguistic Communities (CRL) is adamant about regulation of the sector.

Grandmaster Flash
Hip hop DJ pioneer Grandmaster Flash wins Polar Music Prize 13 February 2019, 6:55 PM

Grandmaster Flash, one of the pioneers of hip hop and DJ music, on Wednesday shared Sweden's Polar Music Prize with German violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter and US charity Playing for Change Foundation.

Meghan ‘vilified’ by press like Diana: Clooney 13 February 2019, 11:48 AM

Meghan Markle is being 'vilified and chased' by the tabloid press in the same way the late princess Diana was, Hollywood superstar George Clooney has told an Australian magazine.

Japan gay couples seek marriage rights in Valentine’s lawsuit 13 February 2019, 6:31 AM

Chizuka Oe and Yoko Ogawa have been together for 25 years, but when they submitted their marriage registration at a Tokyo town hall, they knew it would be rejected.

Jamie Bell with reporters
Berlinale film explores white supremacist’s struggle to reform 12 February 2019, 8:51 PM

A notorious white supremacist undergoes painful laser surgery to remove the right-wing tattoos covering his face and desperately tries to escape the movement that has become his substitute family in a movie at the Berlin Film Festival.

PJ Harvey
Rocker PJ Harvey travels to Afghanistan to inspire her music in new documentary 12 February 2019, 2:44 PM

Art rocker PJ Harvey visited a drum shop in Kabul, a war-damaged house with peeling wallpaper in Kosovo, and street rappers in Washington D.C., seeking inspiration for an album in a new documentary showing at the Berlin Film Festival.

People should learn the warning signs of teen suicide: SADAG 12 February 2019, 10:02 AM

In light of an awareness campaign currently running this week, the South African Depression and Anxiety Group (SADAG) says that people should learn to identify the warning signs of teenage suicide.

George Clooney’s ‘Catch-22’ reflects on ‘insanity’ of war 12 February 2019, 5:51 AM

George Clooney, who returns to television for the first time in 20 years with an adaptation of the classic novel “Catch-22,” said on Monday the Hulu series set in World War II aims to tell a timeless story about the “insanity” of war.

Person standing on a stage
Government urged to intervene in religious institutions 11 February 2019, 8:29 PM

The Global Citizens' Human Rights Coalition has called for urgent government intervention to stop some religious institutions in the country from abusing their members.

Women reign at glitzy Grammys gala that also makes rap history 11 February 2019, 3:33 PM

A bold streak of feminism ran through the Grammys gala on Sunday, as women artists dominated in the competition and on the concert stage while rappers Cardi B and Childish Gambino delivered a history-making night for hip-hop.

SA rapper AKA.
AKA supports student protests 11 February 2019, 6:55 AM

SA rapper AKA has come out in support of the country's students as they protest at some institutions of higher learning over various grievances.

Drake won Best Rap Song at the 61st Grammy Awards in Los Angeles.
Drake, Cardi B light up Grammys on milestone night for rap 11 February 2019, 6:33 AM

Childish Gambino’s searing “This is America” became the first hip-hop track to win a song of the year Grammy on Sunday, while Drake made a surprise appearance and Lady Gaga dominated the early awards.

Michelle Obama makes surprise appearance at Grammy Awards 11 February 2019, 5:38 AM

Former United States first lady Michelle Obama made a surprise appearance during the opening address at the 61st Grammy Awards in Los Angeles on Sunday and was met with a standing ovation from the star-studded crowd.

Soweto Gospel Choir wins third Grammy 11 February 2019, 5:30 AM

The Soweto Gospel Choir has just won a third Grammy, winning the Best World Music Category at the prestigious music awards in Los Angeles for their album FREEDOM.

KZN pensioners to be treated to a pop-up show 10 February 2019, 5:41 PM

Pensioners will be treated to a pop-up show on Sunday.