Archive for May, 2012

May 31, 2012

jennifer lopez en vogue

Jennifer Lopez, JLo, Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott, Vogue

American Idol judge, singer and actress, Jennifer Lopez looks amazing on the June 2012 cover of Vogue magazine, photographed by¬†Mert Alas & Marcus Piggott. With a new single “Goin’ In” featuring Flo-Rida¬†, a new movie “What To Expect When You’re Expecting”¬†and a scheduled US tour, JLo has certainly come a long way from the “6”.

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May 30, 2012

more from 69slam swimwear & underwear photoshoot

69Slam - Liezel van der Westhuizen, Yolandi Malherbe

More from my photoshoot with Liezel van der Westhuizen & Yolandi Malherbe for 69Slam put together by SAHealthBlog.

May 30, 2012

glamour magazine’s women of the year awards 2012

Glamour Women of Year Awards 2012, Lea Michele, Jessie J, Kylie Minogue, Tom Hiddleston

Singer Kylie Minogue was honored with the Outstanding Contribution Award at Glamour Magazine’s Women of the Year Awards 2012 in London last night, after 25 years in the music industry. Glee star Lea Michelle was honored with the US TV Actress Award. Michelle tweeted as soon as she hit the red carpet, “So happy to be here with my good friend miss Lily Collins:)”, looking gorgeous in a blue ball gown. Stars including Jessie J (winning Solo Artist Award), Kelly Rowland (winning TV Presenter Award), Jessica Alba (winning Entrepreneur Award) and Sofia Vergara (winning Comedy Actress Award) dressed to the nines at last night’s awards ceremony. Dionne Warrick was honored with the prestigious¬†Icon Award and to round things off, the Man Of The Year Award went to Tom Hiddleston.

May 30, 2012

ryan gosling takes things slowly with eva mendes

Ryan Gosling, Eva Mendes

Heartthrob Ryan Gosling reportedly wants to take things slow with Eva Mendes, despite their relationship going strong. The couple has not yet made their relationship public, but earlier rumors of their separation has been put to rest after they were photographed holding hands in New York. News of the romance first broke in September 2011 when “The Place Beyond the Pines” co-stars were photographed on a visit to Disneyland.

May 29, 2012

69slam swimwear & underwear photoshoot

69Slam, Liezel van der Westhuizen, Yolandi Malherbe

Last Friday night, swimwear and underwear brand 69Slam launched their first Cape Town store at Canal Walk, Century City. I photographed television personality Liezel van der Westhuizen, model Yolandi Malherbe and radio personality Guy McDonald for their South African launch event. The VIP launch party last Friday evening, with guests including Roxy Louw, Irit Noble, Bjorn Steinbach, Jasna Zellerhoff and Irma G to name a few, put together by SAHealthBlog, will be featured here soon.

May 29, 2012

beyonc√© live in atlantic city

Beyonce live in Atlantic City

Singer Beyonc√© performed to a crowd of over 5500 fans at Revel Resorts in Atlantic City this past Saturday, her first concert since giving birth to her daughter, Blue Ivy Carter. Opening with her hit “End Of Time” wearing a shimmering silver outfit and hot pink shoes, she continued her set with hits including “Crazy In Love”¬†and “Get Me Bodied”. During her rendition of¬†“Resentment”, the singer held back tears and sat on top of a piano when belting out “1+1“. “Y’all don’t know how hard I had to work,”¬†Beyonc√© told the crowd. “I had to lose 60 pounds. They had me on the treadmill, eating lettuce.” Singing a verse of Whitney Houston‘s “I Will Always Love You” and giving Donna Summer a shout-out when performing “Naughty Girl”, which samples Summer‘s hit “Love To Love You Baby”, B payed tribute to icons in music. “I hope y’all win a lot of money tonight,”¬†Beyonc√© said at the end of her show.

May 29, 2012

the good food & wine show 2012

Good Food & Wine Show 2012, Natalie Becker, Liezel van der Westhuizen, Graeme Richards

The Good Food & Wine Show 2012 certainly drew in the crowds this past weekend with treats for every taste. Along with Primi, Col’Cacchio and Mugg & Bean, the Cavendish Square Celebrity Kitchen enlisted the culinary talents of various SA celebrities to cook up some delicious dishes to win a prize of R5000 to donate to a charity of their choice. The public were asked to vote for their favorite dish over the coarse of the event prepared by various celebrity guests including GoodHope FM‘s Guy McDonald, Tracey Lange and SeanO, SABC3 Expresso Show‘s Leigh-Anne Williams as well as The Next 48 HoursNaushad Khan. Actress Natalie Becker and SABC3 Expresso Show‘s Graeme Richards took to Cavendish Square‘s Diner at the show on Sunday afternoon to show off their flair for cooking with Mugg & Bean and Primi. Liezel van der Westhuizen also made an appearance at the show to cook up a storm with The Next 48 Hours and enjoy the festivities that the Good Food & Wine Show had to offer. Visit Cavendish Square on Facebook for more details about the competition.

May 28, 2012

mariah carey performs in morocco

Mariah Carey - Mawazine Festival in Rabat, Morocco

This past weekend, Mariah Carey arrived in Morocco and was photographed with her baby boy, Moroccan Scott Cannon. The diva performed some of her biggest chart topping smash hits, including “I’ll Be There”, “Hero”, “Touch My Body” & “Obsessed” at the 11th Mawazine Music Festival, while ‘Dem Babies’, Moroccan & Monroe Cannon watched from the hotel room.

More images at and concert details MariahConnection.

May 28, 2012

talking secrets with elana afrika

Elana Afrika

Thousands of South Africans tune in to her lunch time show on 94.5KFM¬†radio every weekday, but Elana Afrika is more than just a radio DJ. Elana made me a delicious cup of coffee recently just before her 12noon radio show time and we got to chatting. From TV to radio, Elana has been in the public eye in South Africa for a number of years, having work at DSTV and various radio stations. “I speak for a living,” says Afrika, as she talked about her rather impressive r√©sum√©¬†in broadcasting as well as MC work, which include corporate work. Her first big production was a stage production of “Grease” in Cape Town at the age of 17 as a principle dancer and actor, “That was my big break.” says Elana who got the role after auditioning with many more experienced candidates at the time. The next move for Elana was Johannesburg where she pursued a television career as well as radio which included Jacaranda FM and 5FM. Very family oriented, Elana enjoys spending as much time as possible with her family after spending 10 years in Johannesburg away from her family. Now part of the tight-knit family at 94.5KFM, the “lifestyle reporter”, as she refers to herself, appreciates the platform she has at Cape Town’s number one radio station, “For me to be here is more than just an honour. Being at the Cape’s number one radio station‚Ķ Have I reached the ultimate in radio? Yes. Will I grow more? Of cause I will. Why? Because I’ve go great management.”¬†Catch Elana Afrika on 94.5KFM every weekday at 12pm. Also see her website, www.elanaafrika.com.

May 24, 2012

carly rae jepsen at #2 with ‘call me maybe’

Carly Rae Jepsen

With her latest single, “Call Me Maybe”¬†currently at #2 on the Billboard Hot 100, 26 year old Canadian Idol 2007¬† top 3 contestant Carly Rae Jepsen has been confirmed to join Justin Bieber and more at the MuchMusic Awards next month. ‚ÄúI’m so excited to be coming back home for this year‚Äôs MMVAs. It‚Äôs an honour to be nominated and performing. I can’t wait!‚ÄĚ said Jepsen. “Call Me Maybe” was released as the lead single from her EP, “Curiosity” in September, 2011, after Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez tweeted about the song, gaining Carly international attention.