Archive for July, 2012

July 31, 2012

another sneak-peek: tyrone keogh photo-shoot

 

Tyrone Keogh (MNet The Wild)

MNet‘s “The Wild” star, Tyrone Keogh.

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July 31, 2012

louis vuitton men’s pre-collection fall 2012/13

Louis Vuitton Fall 2012 2013 Men's Pre-Collection - The Windbreaker

For the Fall 2012/13 pre-collection, Louis Vuitton presents iconic men’s outerwear classics which combine optimal warmth and lightness, style and comfort for the most practical and sleek response to extreme conditions and travel when it’s cold outside in the city or on the road. Louis Vuitton presents The Windbreaker, The Multi-Pocket Parka, The Peacoat , The Shearling Jacket, The Down Jacket, The Business Parka and The Leather Blouson.

Louis Vuitton Fall 2012 2013 Men's Pre-Collection - The Multipocket Parka

Louis Vuitton Fall 2012 2013 Men's Pre-Collection - The Peacoat

Louis Vuitton Fall 2012 2013 Men's Pre-Collection - The Shearling Jacket

Louis Vuitton Fall 2012 2013 Men's Pre-Collection - The Down Jacket

Louis Vuitton Fall 2012 2013 Men's Pre-Collection - The Business Parka

Louis Vuitton Fall 2012 2013 Men's Pre-Collection - The Leather Blouson

For more information go to www.louisvuitton.com.

July 30, 2012

paris hilton cozy with conor mccreedy?

 

Conor Mccreedy with Paris Hilton

Rumour has it that newly single Paris Hilton is on the prowl for a new man after her recent split from. The hotel heiress was recently seen with South African artist, Conor Mccreedy at a private party thrown by Blackstone chairman Steve Schwarzman and his wife, Christine, at his St. Tropez mansion. “She is the most fabulous soft spoken sweetheart. She always looks and feels incredible,” says Mccreedy. There are discussions that a hot sexy portrait in the Mccreedy Blue style is in line for a new show, but could there be more to it, we’ll just have to wait and see. According to the New York Post, “Paris was spotted talking to a handsome mystery man”, Conor?. “She is so sweet to me,” Conor continued. Now in Europe, Conor is looking forward to visiting his home country for a bit of summer sun.

July 30, 2012

mariah carey reveals her ‘triumphant (get ’em)’ single cover

Mariah Carey - Triumphant (Get 'Em) Single Cover

Just moments ago, Mariah Carey revealed the cover of her upcoming single, ‘Triumphant (Get ‘Em)’ featuring Rick Ross & Meek Mill. The singer tweeted: “Here’s the cover of my new single #Triumphant!! World premiere this Thursday, Aug 2. GET ‘EM.” On set today filming the music video for the single, Mariah also tweeted a picture from the set. Follow Mariah Carey on twitter and now on Instagram for updates.

July 29, 2012

tamia talks about her upcoming album ‘beautiful surprise’

Tamia - Beautiful Surprise

Soul singer and six-time Grammy nominated performer Tamia Hill began honing her stellar voice when she was still a child growing-up in Canada. From her brilliant debut single ‘You Put a Move on My Heart’, produced by Quincy Jones in 1994, to her more recent song cycle, Tamia possesses both a hypnotic charm and timeless voice. In her accomplished career, Tamia has collaborated with a diverse roster of artists including Babyface, Barry White, Missy Elliott, Rodney ‘Darkchild’ Jerkins, Gladys Knight, Eric Benet and Gerald Levert; in 2003, she recorded the #4 Billboard Hot 100 Chart hit ‘Into You’ with rapper Fabolous. With the release of her fifth studio album ‘Beautiful Surprise’, the singer aurally explores various genres of music, blending her special passion with each style and making them her own.

I spoke with Tamia about her latest single, ‘Beautiful Surprise’ and her upcoming album. She talked about the process of creating the first single with hip-hop producer Salaam Remi, “In studio with Salaam – We were talking about fun, summer [songs] and I brought up “So Into You” – a song like that – and really, the song sort of wrote itself – When it starts flowing it makes sense.” The video for ‘Beautiful Surprise’ was shot in Malibu, California and directed by Ryan Pallotta and features a cameo appearance by Tamia‘s husband, Phoenix Suns superstar Grant Hill, “It took 15 years, but he’s finally in a music video, so we had a good time together. I think we started at 5:30 in the morning and we finished at 1am, so it was a long day for him, but he was very patient.” says Tamia.

Tamia Beautiful Surprise

Recording ‘Beautiful Surprise’ in various cities including Nashville, New York, Los Angeles and Miami, the multi-talented artist also co-wrote much of the material and serves as executive producer on the project. We spoke about the many talented produces and musicians she’s worked with, “I’ve been very to fortunate to work with great produces over the years and when you start with Quincy Jones, you’re starting at the top!” Tamia told me. “I want you to be able to play my music from beginning to end. I don’t want you to skip, so I try not to never have any album cuts that are sort of fillers on the project. Every song that I put on my albums I feel are strong enough to be a single.”

‘Beautiful Surprise’ is a testament to Tamia’s love for life, music and everything in-between. Having created a wonderful collection of powerful material, Tamia’s songs speak directly to our hearts and soul as though they were our best friends. “It’s like a woman,” Tamia jokes, “It’s like a little bit of rollercoaster of emotions. I always love to do songs that make you think as well and that’s a little bit deeper and it’s sill the beautiful ballads. You know I love sing a ballad.” We talked about people she’d like to work with in future, “I feel fortunate that I have been able to work with quite a bit of people, but maybe Bruno Mars, that could be interesting.”

Pre-Order Tamia‘s upcoming album, ‘Beautiful Surprise’ on iTunes & Amazon from 31July 2012. Album in stores on 28 August 2012. Follow Tamia on Twitter for updates.

Here is a message from Tamia to her South African Fans:

July 29, 2012

mercedes-benz fashion week cape town

Mercedes Benz AFI Fashion Week Cape Town by Denzil Jacobs

Hats off to Mercedes-Benz for hosting yet another glamourous AFI Cape Town Fashion Week at the CTICC last week. It was a week of style, beauty, color and couture and I attended a few shows, including Craig Port, Gavin Rajah, David Tlale, Stefania Morland and Dax Martin.

MBFWCT Fashion Week Cape Town - Craig Port (Denzil Jacobs)

MBFWCT Fashion Week Cape Town - Gavin Rajah (Denzil Jacobs)

MBFWCT Fashion Week Cape Town - Davin Tlale (Denzil Jacobs)

MBFWCT Fashion Week Cape Town - Stefania Morland (Denzil Jacobs)

MBFWCT Fashion Week Cape Town - Dax Martin (Denzil Jacobs)

 

July 27, 2012

lauren wallett talks about journey on “my top billing dream”

My Top Billing Dream - Lauren Wallett

I sat down with Lauren Wallett at the luxurious 15 On Orange Hotel in Cape Town to talk about her time on SABC3‘s “My Top Billing Dream” Reality Show. The third contestant voted off last week, Lauren has remained as confidant and driven as ever after the elimination. A trained actor, hailing from Durban, Lauren taught at her own performing arts school, which she attributes to giving her confidence to peruse her dreams, “I had a performing arts school for children, very much focused on building confidence and I’m still very passionate about that,” says Wallett.

“I feel that I’ve become more and more myself. I don’t see this as my chance to be famous, I want to be a working presenter, working actress,” says Lauren. Having been a part of the top 10 for 4 weeks and experiencing a whirlwind of the excitement, long hours, hard work and glamour of the industry, Lauren’s advise to others is that “It’s very important to remain true to yourself and not get swayed by anybody. Be yourself,” and continues, “You need to know who you are, because it’s going to test you completely. I’m going to carry on, now I’m certain.”

The Top 7 contestants are Chamendran Naidoo, Jonathan Boynton-Lee, Lauren Blackwell, Khanya Ngumbela, Lynelle Kenned, Greg Kriek and Zama Ngcobo.

Follow SABC3TopBilling on Twitter and Catch “My Top Billing Dream” Reality Show on SABC3, every Tuesday at 8pm.

July 26, 2012

sneak-peek: tyrone keogh photo-shoot

Tyrone Keogh (from MNet The Wild)

MNet‘s “The Wild” star, Tyrone Keogh.

July 23, 2012

mariah carey announces her new single, ‘triumphant (get ’em)’

Mariah Carey Announces New Single 2012 - Triumphant (Get Em)

The biggest selling female artist, Mariah Carey has announced the title of her new single via twitter, “So I can finally announce to you that my new single is coming out early August! It’s called TRIUMPHANT (Get ‘Em) ft. Rick Ross & Meek Mill.” “I wrote TRIUMPHANT when I was going through a difficult time & it helped me get through it. When u hear it, pay attention 2 the lyrics.” the singer added in another tweet.

July 20, 2012

‘my top billing dream’ fashion show

My Top Billing Dream Fashion Show, Lorna Maseko, Jo-Ann Strauss, Jonathan Boynton-Lee, Lynelle Kenned

It was an evening of fashion and style as the My Top Billing Dream‘ Fashion Show took place at Canal Walk, Cape Town last night. SABC3 Top Billing presenters, Jeannie D, Jo-Ann Strauss and Lorna Maseko introduced the top eight finalists as the glamorous fashion show got underway, showcasing some of Canal Walk Shopping Mall‘s top clothing stores’ trends. The show drew an amazing crowd of ‘My Top Billing Dream’ fans as the finalists took part in the fashion show to the smooth sounds of Cape Town based band, GoodLuck. The perfect opportunity to talk directly to their fans, all the contestants remained poised and elegant through out the show, proving once more that they deserve their place in the top eight.

My Top Billing Dream Fashion Show, Jeannie D, Greg Kriek, Zama Ngcobo, Khanya Ngumbela

Fans were also treated to special performances by opera singer, Lynelle Kenned, a surprise gumboot dance by Greg Kriek (featuring the kids from the Happy Feet Youth Project) and a few perfectly excited links by all the contestants.

I had a chance to chat with the contestants after the fashion show and it was clear that each of them have their place in the top eight. A genuine sense of passion, drive and enthusiasm exuded from each of the contests. Jonathan Boynton-Lee, Lynelle Kenned ,Greg Kriek, Zama Ngcobo, Khanya Ngumbela, Chamendran Naidoo, Lauren Wallett captivated the audience and there is no double that the next few weeks will be filled with challenges, but each of them certainly rose to this cat-walk challenge.

My Top Billing Dream Fashion Show, Jeannie D, Leigh-Anne Williams, Chamendran Naidoo,Lauren Wallett

As she was on a special assignment for the Top Billing Show, Lauren Blackwell was unable to attend, but did leave a short and sweet message to the fans. Details of her special assignment will be revealed on the next episode of the My Top Billing Dream Reality Show.

Follow @SABC3TopBilling on Twitter and watch My Top Billing Dream Reality Show on SABC3, Tuesday nights at 8pm.