Hip-Hop Is Ready for a Gay Rapper

Snoop Lion

In an interview with the Salt Lake Tribune, Snoop Dogg revealed his recent thoughts on homosexuality in hip-hop.

He offered some sincere optimism on this controversial issue in regards to the world being “ready for an openly gay rapper.” This statement of support, coming from a rapper with both longevity and pop culture status in the game, could be a major influence to fans.

Snoop acknowledges that the changing times have been the most meaningful factor as to why a major gay rapper should be able to receive some shine now more ever, even in light of bizarre debacles happening like at the fast-food chain Chick-Fil-A. Continue reading

Dom’s Idols Journey over

Tuesday night saw Dominic Neill give what has been deemed as his best performance this season, as his SA Idols journey came to an end.
His swan song, Mr Big’s ‘To Be With You’, which he sang two weeks ago, impressing the judges and revealing his vocal prowess, silenced critics and brought the crowd to the realisation as to why he has made it this far.
Despite his tremendous effort, Dominic made his exit from the show after being in the bottom three for the fourth week, following his abysmal performance of Paradise by Coldplay on Sunday. Continue reading

Comic man Joey Rasdien kicks off national tour

South African comedian and actor, Joey Rasdien, is bringing his new show themed ‘Mixed DNA’ at the end of August.
Joey is expected to travel throughout the country for his latest show, providing audiences with an eccentric experience on the effects of Anthropology and Evolution on the psyche of the nation.
The theme for Joey’s new show takes on hilarious unconventional and versatile views of topics disputed amongst most South Africans.
The Mixed DNA tour starts in Johannesburg where he spoils fans with a three show appearance before moving through the provinces to ensure everyone has the opportunity to relish in an evening of enjoyment.
This hilarious show will run for the following dates in the respective areas:
•    30th and 31st of August, 2nd September-Johannesburg (Emperors Palace)
•    22nd-23rd September-Mafikeng (Mmabatho Palms)
•    28th September-New Castle (Black Rock Casino)
•    29th September-Pietermaritzburg (Golden Horse)
•    30th September-Durban (Sun Coast Towers)

Oprah tops Forbes’ high-paid celebrity list

Her new television network is struggling, but Oprah Winfrey’s bank account is doing just fine, according to financial website Forbes.com, which yesterday named the talk show queen as the highest paid celebrity for the fourth straight year.

Winfrey has failed to find major success with joint venture partner Discovery Communications on the OWN network, but her ownership in syndicated TV shows such as “Dr. Phil,” ”Rachael Ray,” ”The Dr. Oz Show” and other media products enabled her to earn an estimated $165 million between May 2011 and May 2012, Forbes.com said in a story posted yesterday.

Close behind was movie director Michael Bay, whose action-packed adventure flick “Transformers: Dark of the Moon” released last year, helped him earn $160 million based on participation in ticket and toy sales and other revenue. Continue reading

Idols Top 7

Who will walk away with the coveted title this season?

The question lingers on as the SA Top 7 Idols contestants gave pop music anthems a unique twist last night, accompanied by special guests like the Drakensberg Boys Choir, who provided a choral background, at the Mosaïek Teatro in Johannesburg.

Award-winning and platinum-selling songstress Lira was on hand to mentor contestants throughout the past week.

Simphiwe Gwegwe of Port Nolloth stepped up his game, after a unforgettable performance last week. He kicked off the show with a polished and convincing R Kelly anthem, Sign Of A Victory. Continue reading

Bugatti Galibier will do 380km/h

This has been described by Bugatti CEO Wolfgang Dürheimer as “simply the best luxury sedan in the world and the most beautiful large four-door in the world.”

Well, that’s his opinion and he’s unlikely to be impartial about something in which he’s invested several years of his life, but it’s also true that the four-door Bugatti 16C Galibier has some powerful backing.

In a recent interview with Car & Driver, Dürheimer revealed that the final design decisions don’t rest with Italdesign-Giugiaro, now a subsidiary of the Volkswagen Group, who have been building the mock-ups and concepts, but with Volkswagen supervisory board chairman Ferdinand Piëch and Group CEO Martin Winterkorn – each of whom is taking “a personal interest” in the project. Continue reading

Angelina Jolie invites ex-husbands to wedding

Angelina Jolie is inviting her ex-husbands Jonny Lee Miller and Billy Bob Thornton to her wedding to Brad PItt, it has been claimed.

The ‘Maleficent’ actress is set to tie the knot with Brad Pitt – with whom she raises six children – in the coming weeks and wants former spouses Jonny Lee Miller and Billy Bob Thornton to be among the guests at the ceremony.

A source said: “Angelina has remained close to both Jonny and Billy so they’d certainly be invited.”

While Angelina has had a hand in the guest list for the wedding – which is expected to take place at the couple’s Chateau Miraval estate in France – Brad has been left with planning most of the celebrations. Continue reading

Usher ordered to reopen credit card

Los Angeles – Usher has been ordered to reopen his ex-wife’s Saks Fifth Avenue department store credit card in his name.

The singer closed the account last year as the former couple battled it out over who gets custody of their two children.

The closed Saks card was just one of Tameka Foster’s many grievances in her ongoing custody fight against Usher, and now, the court has taken her side.

According to website TMZ.comthe judge on the case is holding Usher in contempt for stopping her expensive charge account. Continue reading