Archive for July, 2013

July 11, 2013

‘glamour aid’ charity dinner & art auction 2013

Glamour Aid, Brigitte Willers, Arno Carstens, Liezel van der Westhuizen (by Denzil Jacobs)

The annual Glamour Aid Charity Dinner & Art Auction, South Africa’s most glamorous charity event on the social calendar, is set to take place on Saturday 24th August 2013 at The Bay Hotel, Camps Bay. The Glamour Aid campaign started in 2006 as a platform for celebrities and public personalities to give back to their community via various charitable initiatives. This year’s Glamour Aid Project consists of 12 prominent celebrities, including Victor Matfield, Brigitte Willers, Roland Schoeman, Michelle Botes, Arno Carstens, Francois Pienaar and Loyiso Bala. In addition, 12 acclaimed South African artists painted their interpretation of each of these celebrities, which will be auctioned on the evening of the Charity Dinner & Art Auction event in a bid to raise further money for the charitable causes. Glamour Aid strives to embark on different challenges to make a difference and assist in promoting a better South Africa for all. All proceeds of the Charity Dinner and Art Auction will be donated to the Make A Difference Charity (MAD) and The Chaeli Campaign.

As Glamour Aid’s Founder Brigitte Willers explains, “We believe that every little bit will create change, and we are committed to creating the opportunities for those changes to happen. Our passion is talent-development in underprivileged communities and protecting the innocence of our future generation.”

Masters of Ceremonies for the evening are Cindy Nell-Roberts, former Miss South Africa 2002, and Liezel van der Westhuizen, TV presenter and model. Guests will be entertained by South Africa’s leading electric cellist, Carol Thorns as she performs in the exciting Cellosphere and South Africa’s well-known Arno Carstens who will entertain guests throughout the evening.

Public tickets cost R1 000 per person and includes a 3 course dinner, champagne on arrival and a selection of wines throughout the evening. Contact Joan-Anne on 082 442 6545 or dinner@glamouraid.co.za for more information or to book your tickets.

For more information about the Glamour Aid Dinner & Art Function visit www.glamouraid.co.za or join their Facebook page on: www.facebook.com/GlamourAid.

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July 1, 2013

jo-ann strauss presents ‘online presenter search 2013’

Jo-Ann Strauss, Glambition, Online Presenter Search 2013 (by Denzil Jacobs)

Jo-Ann Strauss Productions (JSP) will launch the second online presenter search on 1 July 2013 during the final episode of this season’s “Glambition with Jo-Ann Strauss” on e.tv. The episode focuses on “Fast Fame” and how social media impacts the world we live in. Guests will include SA media icons Bonang Matheba, Dineo Moeketsi as well as Nondumiso Tembe, a South African actress and musician who has appeared in top international productions like “True Blood” and “NCIS”. Katryn Kruger, a South African beauty that has modeled for Vogue, Louis Vuitton, Oscar de la Renta and Prada will also be sharing her secrets to remaining grounded. She has returned to SA to complete high school after she was scouted in a shopping center at the age of 16. Buhle Moletsane, the winner of the 2012 online presenter search, will also be a guest.

The online presenter search competition encourages aspirant presenters to upload their auditions which they can record on their cellphones, smartphones, digital cameras, etc. onto YouTube and to enter via the website www.presentersearch.com. Jo-Ann held the first #OnlinePresenterSearch in 2012 which became the world’s largest competition of it’s kind with hundreds of entries being uploaded and 4 finalists being selected. The finalists traveled with Jo-Ann Strauss and Bonang Matheba to a five star resort in Zambia where they spent 3 days learning about media and honing their presenting skills. This year, the competition is open to entrants from across the African continent and auditions are to be uploaded in English and must be 30 seconds long.

The four finalists chosen will be traveling to Reunion Island with Jo-Ann and a still to be announced celebrity mentor. They will be participating in adventure sports and shooting a mini-reality series. This will be broadcast via the website http://www.presentersearch.com and the various social media channels and the public will be invited to vote for their favourite finalist and win fantastic prizes. The winner will become an online presenter for e.tv and gain valuable experience and exposure in this way. Samsung will be the main sponsor and will supply various mobile devices for the finalists to use on the island to be able to share the action via social media. The finalists will be staying at the LUX* Ile da Reunion which is the island’s only 5 star resort. They will fly there directly from Johannesburg with Air Austral.

The winner will be announced on 20 September 2013.

Watch scenes from #OnlinePresenterSearch2012 on YouTube here.

July 1, 2013

music: mariah carey, robin thicke, kelly roland

Mariah Carey, Beautiful, Miguel, Young Jeezy, Jeezy, BET 2013, Robin Thicke, Blurred Lines, Kelly Roland, Talk A Good Game (by Denzil Jacobs)

Last night, the biggest selling female recording artist in history performed her latest single, “#Beautiful” featuring Miguel and Jeezy at the BET Awards 2013. The singer performed the latest remix of this record live, after releasing it on YouTube on Saturday night, the day before the BET Awards. In addition, Mariah and Miguel re-sung the track in Spanish and English, with the title “#Hermosa” for all her Spanish speaking fans. Click here to hear the new remixes of “#Beautiful”.

Spending another week at the number one spot on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart this week, with “Blurred Lines“,  Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams celebrates their remix with rapper T.I. Performing at the BET Awards 2013 last night, Thicke ventured out into the award show audience to get everyone involved while T.I. made a cameo.

Possibly the strongest track on her new album, “Dirty Laundry” is the latest single from former Destiny’s Child singer, Kelly Roland. On the new track , Kelly sings about the jealousy she felt living in the shadow of her high-achieving former bandmate, Beyoncé, as the lyrics journey through a variety of topics.