Archive for ‘International Celebrity’

October 11, 2014

angelina jolie made honorary dame by hrh queen elizabeth II

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A¬†prestigious¬†honour was bestowed upon Angelina Jolie¬†during a private ceremony on¬†10 October 2014, as¬†Jolie was made an honorary dame by Queen Elizabeth II. Presented with the ‚ÄúInsignia of an Honorary Dame Grand Cross of the Most Distinguished Order of St. Michael and St. George‚ÄĚ for her work fighting against the use of sexual violence as a weapon during periods of war, the film star graciously accepted. Well known through out the world for her philanthropical work aside from her very successful acting career,¬†earlier this year, Jolie hosted a global summit to end sexual violence during conflict in London alongside the British Foreign Secretary William Hague.

Image source: www.time.com.

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October 11, 2014

mariah carey kicks off her ‘elusive chanteuse show’

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The biggest selling female recoding¬†artist in history, Mariah Carey kicked off her “The Elusive Chanteuse Show” World Tour¬†at the Makuhair Messe Arena in Tokyo, Japan last week, 4 October 2014. Performing some of her biggest chart-toppers, including “Fantasy”, “Vision of Love”, “My All” and “Always Be My Baby”, Mariah also include a few brand new songs from her lasted album with the same title. Fans at this sold out arena were treated to more than 20 songs and one of the highlights of the show was a jazz cover of Billie Holiday’s “Don’t Explain”. Serenading her way through Japan and China, the show is set to thrill fans in Australia next. For more information or ticket sales,¬†click on¬†www.mariahcarey.com.

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March 28, 2014

tamia’s message to her south african fans – ‘beautiful surprise’ tour

03.28 Tamia, Beautiful Surprise Tour, Beautiful Surprise, South Africa (by Denzil Jacobs)

International singing sensation, Tamia will be performing live in South Africa as she brings her Beautiful Surprise World Tour to Cape Town, Johannesburg and Port Elizabeth in just a few week and she tells me how much she loves South Africa and can’t wait to be back here. ¬†Hear¬†what Tamia had to say about South Africa¬†at this link: DenzilJacobsOfficial on YouTube.

Cape Town Р26 April 2014

Johannesburg Р27-28 April 2014

Port Elizabeth – 30 April 2014

Tickets now available at www.computicket.com. (Ticket prices range from R290-R1000)

Purchase ‘Beautiful Surprise‘ on iTunes SA:¬†https://itunes.apple.com/za/artist/tamia/id163125

Purchase ‘Beautiful Surprise‘ on iTunes¬†US:¬†https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/beautiful-surprise/id714838081

January 28, 2014

joan smalls, the face of woolworths ‘studio.w’ f/w2014

01.28 Joan Smalls, Woolworths (by Denzil Jacobs)

Ranked by Models.com as the #1 model in the world, Joan Smalls arrived early this morning at Cape Town International Airport to shoot the latest Woolworths¬†‘Studio.W’ fall/winter 2014 collection. Smalls, 25, has appeared on the covers and pages of some of the biggest fashion magazines in the world and modeled for haut-couture brands including Gucci, Fendi, Givenchy, Roberto Cavalli and more.¬†More recently, Smalls appeared in singer Beyonce‘s “Yonce” music video among models including Jourdan Dunn and Chanel Iman and appeared on the January 2014 cover of (American) ELLE Magazine, an issue dubbed ‘The Return of the Supermodel: It’s Joan Smalls’ cementing her status as the model to watch.¬†This girl from Puerto Rico as walked for Victoria’s Secret along side South African born model Candice Swanepoel, who was the recent face of ‘Woolworths RE:’ Summer (and Christmas) campaigns in 2013.

01.28 Woolworths, Joan Smalls (by Denzil Jacobs)

Known for her elegant look and edgy style, Smalls is the perfect fit for the fashion-forward mood of the ‘Studio.W Winter 2014’ Collection. A self-made success, Joan is a role model for confident, stylish women all over the world.

It was such a pleasure meeting you this morning Joan, enjoy your stay in Cape Town, South Africa!

October 7, 2013

global launch of ‘protecting african lions’ (PAL) foundation on the rooftop of soho house new york.

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Picture top right: Mccreedy with his head PAL designer, and his friend and new ambassador, the billionaire philanthropist who sold his company to ebay. Discussing the new partnership that involves Colin Cowie and Donna Karan.

‚ÄúOver the past 50 years Africa’s lion populations have plummeted from over 200,000 individuals back in the 1960’s to fewer than 21,000 today. A shocking number if you consider the size of that continent‚ÄĚ

Situated on one of the most exclusive rooftops in New York, South African born artist Conor Mccreedy, Colin Cowie and Mike Eilertson hosted an exclusive launch event for Protecting African Lions (PAL) Foundation with VIP guests and friends. Investors, activists, entrepreneurs, supermodels, artists, philanthropists, actors and many more, all united together to bring awareness to the African Lion, a majestic creature whose population is rapidly decreasing. The mission of this global organization is to raise awareness and to start protecting lions from further decline against poaching, non regulated hunting and many other issues that will allow the lion to thrive in its natural wild habitat. It has established a foundation designed to protect lions and to become a key strategic partner for governmental and other affiliated charity programs such as Ubuntu Educational Fund, The Mara Foundation and many more.

Protecting African Lions, PAL, Conor Mccreedy, Tyson Beckford (by Denzil Jacobs)

Guests were treated to traditional South African delights from Madiba Biltong. They were also invited to purchase the exquisite MccreedyBlue PAL bracelet, featuring a hand-made button in brass, silver, gold or platinum, designed by South African designer Lianne Landman to further spread awareness and support the cause. Guests included Ndaba and Kweku Mandela (the 2 key grandsons of Neslon Mandela), Tyson Beckford, Jen Goodall, Rohan Marley, Julia Jansch, Maxwell, Colin Cowie, Shaun Dewet, Jacob Lief, Constantine Bisanz, Dr Geoffery Scott Caroll, and the Founder himself, Conor Mccreedy. Go to https://vimeo.com/76173527 to learn more about PAL.

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Images courtesy of Luxury Brands PR (LiveOutLoud Group), PAL.

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.

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, Beyonc√©, as the lyrics journey through a variety of topics.

June 9, 2013

tinsel town tidbits: beyonc√©, johnny depp, jessica alba, linda cardellini

Beyonce, Johnny Depp, Jessica Alba, Linda Cardellini (by Denzil Jacobs)

Taking a break from ‘The Mrs Carter Show World Tour‘, Grammy winning 31-year-old singer, Beyonc√©¬†recently posted a stunning picture of herself with her 1 year old daughter, Ivy. Sporting a striped swimsuit with a tiny bow in her hair, little Ivy is clearly following in her mothers footsteps with style. This “Grown Woman” looks as stylish as ever with oversized sunglasses, jewelled earrings and animal print head wrap.

Jessica Alba is back on-set for her latest film sent in 1962, ‘Dear Eleanor‘, directed by Kevin Connolly. The 32 year old brunette posted a few sneak peek pics on Instagram last Thursday.

Mad Men‘s Linda Cardellini revealed on The View on Friday that she is engaged to her longtime boyfriend Steven Rodriguez. “I was surprised that it was happening at that moment,” she said. “We were actually with some of the people I love most: my sister, and my cousins and one of my best friends and we were sitting, and he started getting choked up and then got on his knee. It was very beautiful.

The highest-paid actor in 2012, Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild award winner, Johnny Depp turns 50 today, 09 June 2013.

March 11, 2013

pick n pay argus cycle tour 2013

Pick n Pay Argus Cycle Tour 2013, Sir Richard Branson, Janez Vermeiren, Katlego Maboe, Ewan Strydom, Graeme Richards (by Denzil Jacobs)

The Pick n Pay Argus Cycle Tour took place this past Sunday and saw cycling enthusiasts, celebrities and fans flock to Cape Town from all over the world to take part in this sport. British business tycoon, Sir Richard Branson completed the full race in good time with his team of Virgin Active cyclists as a show of support for this annual cycling event. Chatting to Sir Richard Branson, it was clear that he was pleased with his performance on the race and proud of his Virgin Active¬†team. South African television personalities, SABC3 Top Billing‘s Janez Vermeiren¬†proudly lead the team of cyclists from the Velokhaya The Life Cycling Academy on his Pick n Pay ‘Like Bike’ along with SABC3 Expresso Morning Show‘s Katlego Maboe, Ewan Strydom and Graeme Richards. Also completing the race to raise funds for the Velokhaya The Life Cycling Academy in association with Pick n Pay, the celebrity team behind the Velokhaya team of kids made good time for a good cause. Learn more about Velokhaya The Life Cycling Academy Like Bike here.