Archive for August, 2013

August 15, 2013

The annual Ard Matthews and Friends Charity Concert 2013

Ard Matthews and Friends 2013 (by Denzil Jacobs)

The annual Ard Matthews and Friends Charity Concert will be taking place for the fourth year running on Thursday 29 August 2013. The concert will be taking place at the DoubleTree by Hilton – Cape Town Upper Eastside in Woodstock. The popular South African singer, Ard Matthews who is also lead singer of the acclaimed band Just Jinjer, has been at the forefront of this concert for the past 3 years along with the assistance of top events and PR company, The Little Black Book. The annual charity concert brings together great South African talent to raise money for a worthy cause.

The line up this year include Ard Matthews, Albert Frost, James Stewart & Barry van Zyl, Louise Day, Dan Patlansky, Macstanley, White Collar Club, Schalk Burger SNR, DJ Dino Moran, DJ Gary Cool and Dan Nicholl as host for the night.

Funds raised through ticket sales will go to a trust called “We The Good People”, a charitable cause, founded by Ard along with two other trustees, Alistair Hargreaves (Springbok/Sharks Lock) and Sean Temple (owner of Flux Motion Kettle Bell Gym). The simple rule of this organization is – trust – and they hope to gain the trust of the public when it comes to the appropriation of charitable efforts. The charity aims to educate the public about the importance of giving back to others no matter how busy they get, and to allow 100% transparency when it comes to the distribution of the funds. It will also be facilitated by one of the world’s top law firms, Norton Rose, as part of their pro-bono social investment.

For more information on the concert visit the Facebook Page.

For more information on “We The Good People” visit the website: www.wethegoodpeople.org.

Date: Thursday 29 August 2013

Time: 19h30

Venue: DoubleTree by Hilton – Cape Town Upper Eastside in Woodstock.

Tickets: R150.00 at www.webtickets.co.za

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August 15, 2013

‘walk the walk (life on the streets)’ documentary premiere

Walk The Walk, Dare To Share, Marc Buhrer, Shane McConnachie, Nick French, Brad Bodsworth, Dene Botha, 15 on Orange Hotel, African Pride Hotels (by Denzil Jacobs)

Recently, two men, Marc Bührer and Shane McConnachie embarked on a journey placing themselves in the footprints of the homeless and destitute on the streets of Cape Town. An initiative in conjunction with Dare To Share, Marc and Shane spent 7 days on the streets and enlisted the support of a few friends including Nick French, Brad Bodsworth and Dene Botha to join for 24 hours, relinquishing their affluent lifestyles, cars, phones (and even extra changes of clothing) to spend a week on the streets as homeless people. The project was created to highlight the plight of the homeless in Cape Town and South Africa in a effort to create awareness and encourage aid. This is just one of many initiatives these men are involved in to encourage support and responsible giving to Cape Town’s homeless community. At a screening held at the 15 on Orange Hotel in Cape Town, Marc and Shane premiered a 12 minute film (reduced from over 45 hours of footage) titled “Walk The Walk (Life On The Streets)”, showcasing their journey. The documentary-film consists of a sequence of “diary entries” of their experience, from the positive to negative and clearly demonstrates the realities of life on the streets with conversations with the homeless individuals the men encountered. The film demonstrates their search for money for their next meal, finding a warm, safe place to sleep, a place to wash and so much more, that before this journey, they could have easily have taken for granted. It was an enlightening experience as invited guests including Dare To Share, various representatives  from organizations including prominent food retail stores and The City Of Cape Town were encouraged to assist with solutions and “giving responsibly” projects. Find out more about this initiative (including diary entries) at http://www.daretoshare.co.za/about/walk-the-walk/.

August 5, 2013

romney park ‘all suite hotel & spa’ cocktail party

Romney Park, Hotel, Spa, Cape Town, Roxy Louw, Robbie Louw, Sharlene Lawrence, Tracy McGregor, Jasna Zellerhoff, Cornell Basson, Misty Louw (by Denzil Jacobs)

With amazing views of Cape Town, the Romney Park All Suite Hotel & Spa celebrated the launch of their new Accent Ultra Machine last Thursday. It was an evening of champagne, good wine, conversation and canapés as Marina Nestel (from The Little Black Book PR) pulled out all the stops to ensure a wonderful event. It was an opportunity not only to discover the amazing spa treatments and products available at the hotel, but also to catch up with friends, old and new. It was wonderful to see co-owner of Periquita Boutique Swimwear/Gymwear, Jackie Wiese with her husband, Jacob Wiese as well as model Tracy McGregor, Cornell Basson, Robbie Louw, Misty Louw, Clayton Morar, Jasna Zellerhoff and fresh from her travels and vacation, model Roxy Louw as well as the owner of Spellbound Dresses, Sharlene Lawrence to name a few.

U’Chique Body Sculpting is a new alternative in skin treatment based upon Dual-­‐layer RF (radio frequency) Thermotherapy. The in motion technology represents a breakthrough in patient comfort, speed of procedures and repeatable clinical results. The Accent Ultra is the only device that combines controlled Ultrasound and radio frequency modules into one in order to fight wrinkles and effectively target localized fat deposits to reduce body circumference for successful body contouring. This highly innovative treatment visible reduces wrinkles, loose skin, cellulite and the signs of aging on the skin through a completely non-­‐invasive procedure, which uses advanced radio frequency (RF) technology. For more information about Accent Ultra and U’Chique Body Sculpting please visit the U’Chique Body Sculpting Facebook Page.

August 2, 2013

katy perry goes brunette with ‘roar’

Katy Perry, Roar (by Denzil Jacobs)

In a new video clip promoting her upcoming single Roar,” singer Katy Perry is going dark and making a statement about her new music. The clip starts out with Perry, wearing red lipstick, a black collar choker and a striped ensemble, opening a lighter and holding the flame in front of her face while standing in a pitch-black room. Perry then lifts up her blue wig (made famous by her “California Gurls” music video) and lights it on fire. Perry stands holding her fiery hairpiece for several seconds before “#Roar Aug. 12” flashes across the screen.

Roar will be Perry‘s first single off her upcoming album Prism. The 28 year old singer announced the title of her album earlier this week with a giant gold truck that was spotted driving around L.A. Katy tweeted this earlier today, “WE DON’T NEED NO WATER LET THE BABY BLUE BURN,” along with a link to her wig-burning video.

August 2, 2013

jo-ann Strauss ‘online presenter search 2013’ – 3 days left to enter

Jo-Ann Strauss, Online Presenter Search 2013, 3DaysLeft(by Denzil Jacobs)

Former Miss South Africa and SA TV personality Jo-Ann Strauss‘ Online Presenter Search 2013 is well underway and entries close in just 3 days. The 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. This year four finalists will be chosen to travel to Reunion Island with Jo-Ann Strauss as well as celebrity guest mentors, TV personality Pabi Moloi and South African singing sensation Lira. 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. Go to http://www.presentersearch.com for details on how to enter.

 

August 2, 2013

megan fox & brian austin green pregnant again

Megan Fox, Brian Austin Green (by Denzil Jacobs)

Just 10 months after the birth of their son Noah Shannon Green, Transformers actress and model, Megan Fox and husband Brian Austin Green are pregnant with their second child. Confirmed by Megan‘s rep, Leslie Sloane Zelnick, “I can confirm Megan is expecting her second child with her husband Brian,” Zelnick said. “They are both very happy.” Currently shooting the reboot of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Fox reportedly kept mum about the exciting news so the production could remain focused on the shoot.

August 1, 2013

tinseltown tidbits: matt damon, lindsay lohan, mariah carey, nick jonas

Lindsay Lohan, Mariah Carey, Matt Damon, Elysium, Nick Jonas, Jonas Brothers (by Denzil Jacobs)

According to a report from E! News, Lindsay Lohan is currently at a private residence with her sober coach, and plans to stay there until her European vacation where she will promote her new film “The Canyons. A letter from Cliffside Malibu Treatment Center states that Lindsay Lohan should have court-ordered therapy, in order to ensure her success with the program, “We feel that it is critical that Ms. Lohan have court ordered therapy, specifically three fifty-minute sessions a week for the next eighteen months,” the letter explains. “This should be done face to face while she is in town, and via skype or phone session is she is out of town. Our entire clinical team is in unanimous agreement that if these sessions are not required by the court and attendance not verified once a month to ensure accountability, it is a set up for almost certain failure.” In addition, LiLo‘s attorney says the actress is “doing amazing” after completing rehab.

Oscar winner Matt Damon was up for the task when asked by director Neill Blomkamp to bulk up for his role in Elysium. “[Neill] was so specific about what he wanted me to look like. He actually had a picture with my face tacked onto this guy with this body, and they literally hired me a trainer and I went to him with the picture,” Damon explained to Variety. “It was four hours a day in the gym — and I’m not 26 anymore, but I got in shape.”

Just weeks after it’s release, Mariah Carey‘s latest summer smash hit song, #Beautiful featuring Miguel has reached platinum status with 1000 000 digital downloads. In anticipation for the release of her upcoming album, tentatively titled “The Art Of Letting Go” due out soon, Carey seemed to have fun with the record, collaborating with a variety of rappers including Young Jeezy. In addition, pleasing her Spanish fans, the songstress even recorded a Spanglish version of the song, called #Hermosa. See iTunes for the available versions of “#Beautiful”.

Taking a leaf out of Justin Bieber‘s book, 20 year old Jonas Brothers singer, Nick Jonas took to Instagram to last Tuesday to post a shirtless selfie of his ripped body with a note attached, “I never do this but… Healthy living and fitness update. Post workout picture. #diabeticinshape #2.0”. In the photo the Jonas Brother, donning his Nike workout shorts, lifts his right arm above his head while staring mesmerizingly into the camera. Guess, if you’re working hard and looking good, you may as well show it off! Check out Nick’s Instagram here.