Posts tagged ‘Justin Bieber’

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.

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 5, 2012

justin bieber chats to top billing

My Top Billing Dream 2012 - Lauren Blackwell, Justin Bieber

Join Top Billing this week for an interview with one of the biggest stars on the planet, Justin Bieber! Top 5 My Top Billing Dream contestant, Lauren Blackwell flies to Australia to meet him in person before he arrives on African soil next year.

“He was very professional and down-to-earth,” says Lauren. “Definitely not the diva that the press makes him out to be. He was so easy to talk to. The best part by far was being serenaded by him – it is pretty much the best thing that has happened in the last few years of my life.”

Tune in this Tuesday, 07 August 2012 at 8pm on SABC3 to catch this young superstar chat to Top Billing about fame, his mom and inspiring people. You might get treated to a special serenade too!

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June 5, 2012

justin bieber – all around the world

Justin Bieber, Ludacris, Around The World, Believe

Yesterday, Justin Bieber, 18, released the third single from his upcoming album “Believe”, due out on 19 June 2012. This pop/hip-hop track takes Beliebers (Bieber fans) back to 2010 as he collaborates once again with rapper Ludacris. Last week, his second promo single, “Die in Your Arms” debuted, after his official first single “Boyfriend” was released on 26 March.

May 24, 2012

carly rae jepsen at #2 with ‘call me maybe’

Carly Rae Jepsen

With her latest single, “Call Me Maybe” currently at #2 on the Billboard Hot 100, 26 year old Canadian Idol 2007  top 3 contestant Carly Rae Jepsen has been confirmed to join Justin Bieber and more at the MuchMusic Awards next month. “I’m so excited to be coming back home for this year’s MMVAs. It’s an honour to be nominated and performing. I can’t wait!” said Jepsen. “Call Me Maybe” was released as the lead single from her EP, “Curiosity” in September, 2011, after Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez tweeted about the song, gaining Carly international attention.