Archive for ‘TV Series’

November 5, 2012

a night with the stars of ‘days of our lives’

Days Of Our Lives, Arianne Zucker, Drake Hogestyn, Galen Gering, Jo-Ann Strauss, Janez Vermeiren (by Denzil Jacobs)

On 02 November, SABC3 presented “A Night with the Stars of Days Of Our Lives” with honoured guests Arianne Zucker, Drake Hogestyn and Galen Gering in Cape Town during their visit to South Africa. It was a luxurious event as local celebrities and television personalities including Jo-Ann Strauss, Janez Vermeiren, Leigh-Anne Williams and Graeme Richards attended to socialize with the popular american daytime soap’s most loved stars.

Catch Arianne Zucker as Nicole Walker, Drake Hogestyn as John Black and Galen Gering as Rafe Hernandez on ‘Days Of Our Lives weekdays at 17h30 on SABC3.

August 16, 2012

conversations with the ‘my top billing dream’ top 5

My Top Billing Dream, Lynelle Kenned, Chamendran Naidoo (by Denzil Jacobs)

In Top Billing spectacular style, Jonathan Boynton-Lee was selected as this year’s My Top Billing Dream winner last Tuesday. I took some time to chat with Lynelle Kenned, Chamendran Naidoo, Zama Ngcobo and Lauren Blackwell about their experiences as part of the Top 10 contestants on the reality show. A roller-coaster of experiences and emotions for each of the contestants, from the opportunity to live at one of Cape Town’s top hotels, 15 On Orange Hotel and be competing for the top spot on SA television’s premiere lifestyle show.

Top 4 contestant, Lynelle Kenned: “It’s about being good at not just one thing, but learning and continually pushing yourself and growing,” Lynelle adds. We spoke about Lynelle’s background in singing, as an opera singer and performing for a crowd and how that influenced her success in the competition. “More than anything, the opportunity that all of u got is just amazing. I’m so happy and proud of Jonathan,” says Lynelle, “I’m going to look forward to seeing him on TV every week.” she continues with a smile.

My Top Billing Dream, Zama Ngcobo, Lauren Blackwell (by Denzil Jacobs)

Top 4 contestant, Chamendran Naidoo: “I think from the start, ’til the end I showed continual growth and think that’s what kept me in the competition,” says Chamendran. “I was easy to teach and willing to learn.” A much more confidant Chamendran that at the start of the competition, we spoke about the surprise of being told he was selected from thousands of hopefuls to be a part of the Top 10. “The Top 4 and the Top 10, we all support him, we knew him from day one ’til the end.” Chamendran says about winner, Jonathan.

Top 4 contestant, Zama Ngcobo: “All in all it was new territory for me. I experienced and learnt a lot. Every task I was given from the beginning of the competition was new ground for me, and I performed to the best of my ability,” says Zama.

Top 5 contestant, Lauren Blackwell: Eliminated just a week after her interview with international pop star, Justin Bieber, Lauren has taken time to consider her future goals in media, acting and presenting. At the age of 19, she understands her achievement of being selected as a finalist in the competition. “I am so young, I’m 19 and I’m in the Top 10, now I’m 19 and I’m going to Australia, now I’m 19 and I’m interviewing Justin Bieber. I was very very fortunate,” Lauren says about her interview with Bieber. “I want to go back to studying. I want to do film, whether it’s directing, producing or acting, but I definitely want to be involved in media.”

Follow Lynelle Kenned, Chamendran Naidoo, Zama Ngcobo and Lauren Blackwell on Twitter to find out where this experience may lead them. Follow @SABC3TopBilling on Twitter and Facebook for more of The Good Life.

August 16, 2012

jonathan boynton-lee’s ‘my top billing dream’ comes true

 

My Top Billing Dream Finale, Janez Vermeiren, Jeannie D, Jonathan Boynton-Lee

At the luxurious 15 On Orange Hotel in Cape Town on Tuesday, the My Top Billing Dream Top 4 contestants were honored with a VIP screening of the finale. Guests including the full Top 10 finalists, Leigh-Anne Williams, Janez Vermeiren and Simba Mhere were invited to indulge in champagne and canapés as they watched the final episode of Top Billing‘s My Top Billing Dream reality show. The gorgeous MC for the evening, Jeannie D looked spectacular as she introduced the winner, Jonathan Boynton-Lee after the show. Winner of the second Top Billing presenter search, Jonathan was handed keys to his new Mercedes-Benz, which he will be the proud owner of for six months. Basetsana Kumalo handed each of the Top 4 contestants a luxurious watch and congratulated Lynelle Kenned, Chamendran Naidoo and Zama Ngcobo for reaching for their dreams and for having reached Top 4 in the competition. The celebrations continued in true glamourous style as a Top Billing viewer was handed her own set of keys to a Mercedes-Benz in the viewer competition.

My Top Billing Dream Finale, Janez Vermeiren, Jeannie D, Jonathan Boynton-Lee, Leigh-Anne Williams, Simba Mhere

Jonathan Boynton-Lee‘s My Top Billing Dream came true thanks to Top Billing and his passion, drive and ambition to succeed.

Follow @SABC3TopBilling on Twitter and Facebook for more of The Good Life.

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.

November 3, 2011

once upon a time

Once Upon A Time (ABC)

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