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MICASA has scored the big time.
Thanks to DSTV music show Channel O, the local trio Dr. Duda, Jsomething and Mo-T are part of a over R1-million music mash up called Rise Up, that will be broadcast all over the African continent featuring five other artists, Tanzanian singer Diamond, Ghanaian Sarkodie and Nigerians Davido, Lola Rae and Tiwa Savage. 
Head of the channel Lesley Kasumba, who said threre was no “method or science in picking the artists for the song”.
"Micasa has never collaborated with anyone and were willing to try it out when I asked them to be part of song earlier in May.
"Multichoice asked me to put a music package together and we managed to achieve this together in time for the showcase in Mauritius," said Kasumba.
Five, excluding Diamond who missed his flight, performed to 200 guests who were flown to exotic Island of Mauritius from over 12 countries in the world, including British chef Ed Baines, Nigerian movie stars Chinedu Ikedieze, Rita Dominic and Ghanaian hunk Majid Michel.
"This is the first time the song we all came together with the artists, since shooting the video in Ghana in May.
"It was also our first collaboration because we just have never been into the idea of collaborations since we started doing our thing in 2011," said Jsomething.
The Africa Rising, a campaign designed to inspire Africans to become involved in community-based social upliftment projects. And for the three-time South African Music Award group Micasa, who spent the year traveling 18 African countries since 2011, this is just the beginning of their collaboration ideas t
Apart from traveling for a one-day stay at the Mauritian resort where they performed on Tuesday night just minutes after landing from Johannesburg, they also travelled to Ghana where the videos was shot to add their self composed verse to the hit.
The video has received over 69000 views by Thursday morning on YouTube since being release on Tueday night.
Said Kasumba: “Sure there were crazy long nights, fights here and there on getting this song done but it was worth it getting the best of the best musicians who translate across Africa.” - COPY by Gabi Mbele/ Sunday Times
ZENDAYA TO BE AALIYAH
Thirteen years after Aaliyah’s death, Lifetime has announced plans for a biopic starring Zendaya Coleman.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the Disney Channel star will play the late singer in the tentatively titled Aaliyah:Princess of R&B.
The film is based off of Christopher Farley’s best-selling biography Aaliyah: More Than a Woman. It is being produced by Aaliyah Productions Inc., with Howard Braunstein (The Informant!) and Debra Martin Chase (The Princess Diaries) serving as executive producers. Bradley Walsh (Turn the Beat Around) will direct from a script written by Michael Elliot (Brown Sugar).
The 17-year-old actress-singer, who starred on Disney’s “Shake It Up,” will be able to draw from her musical background. She released her self-titled debut in 2013 and has appeared on “Dancing With the Stars.”
“She’s been an inspiration and influence in my whole career, her talent still shines brighter then ever, all I wanna do is honor her,” tweeted Zendaya.
“Show how much she accomplished in only 22 years….she’s beautiful inside and there will never be another Aaliyah, I just hope to share her beautiful story, and make her proud up in heaven.”
Lifetime is also developing a Whitney Houston biopic directed by Angela Bassett and starring Yaya DaCosta.- Report by Rap-Up

ZENDAYA TO BE AALIYAH

Thirteen years after Aaliyah’s death, Lifetime has announced plans for a biopic starring Zendaya Coleman.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the Disney Channel star will play the late singer in the tentatively titled Aaliyah:Princess of R&B.

The film is based off of Christopher Farley’s best-selling biography Aaliyah: More Than a Woman. It is being produced by Aaliyah Productions Inc., with Howard Braunstein (The Informant!) and Debra Martin Chase (The Princess Diaries) serving as executive producers. Bradley Walsh (Turn the Beat Around) will direct from a script written by Michael Elliot (Brown Sugar).

The 17-year-old actress-singer, who starred on Disney’s “Shake It Up,” will be able to draw from her musical background. She released her self-titled debut in 2013 and has appeared on “Dancing With the Stars.”

“She’s been an inspiration and influence in my whole career, her talent still shines brighter then ever, all I wanna do is honor her,” tweeted Zendaya.

“Show how much she accomplished in only 22 years….she’s beautiful inside and there will never be another Aaliyah, I just hope to share her beautiful story, and make her proud up in heaven.”

Lifetime is also developing a Whitney Houston biopic directed by Angela Bassett and starring Yaya DaCosta.- Report by Rap-Up

FRENCH MONTANA SERVED BY TICHINA ARNOLD
RAPPER French Montana’s instagram joke about Tichina Arnold has come full circle after he posted a picture of the Martin actress captioned “I wish Martin could see this right now, he would tear her ass up”.
In the post he also added laughing emoticons, which clearly didn’t sit well with the 44-year-old actress who penned him a note on Instagram asking “Who Are You?”.
HERE IS WHAT SHE SAID ON INSTAGRAM:

Man oh man. Mr. Montana, I’ve perused (read through with thoroughness and care) your#instagram profile description, pictures & posts… but despite my determined effort, I STILL don’t have a CLUE to one very simple question… “Who ARE you?”.. I mean other than reading that you’ve dated a Kardashian, and you seem to enjoy taking extraneous pictures with LEGITIMATE celebrities, I’m baffled (perplexed, confused) as to WHO you are & WHAT you actually DO? How do you contribute to society? What do you do to HELP those in need? What philanthropic works have you done? Are you on the board of any charitable organizations? Do you posses your own charitable organization? Do you own your name? How many of your followers are actually REAL followers and not computer generated? Oh.. And one other thing, if you are gonna post or repost things about other people (such as myself). FYI: Maybe you should put more effort into aligning yourself with people who can ASSIST you with building your brand for longevity, only THEN will you be prepared to (as your boy Martin would so clearly put it) “Stomp with the big dogs”. But either way, I’m pleased to know you are a true fan of the Martin show despite what criticisms you have. Your continued support is proof that for over 30 years, I have CONTRIBUTED something of VALUE on television to many people (including yourself) and many generations and hopefully more to come. Hit me up and maybe I can hook you into individuals who have “Serious Inquiries” regarding hiring you. I just need to know what exactly it is that you are SELLING, because unfortunately, I STILL don’t know. Keep your head up & GOD Bless! TICHINA … Oh! One more thing, if you know of anyone who has an auto immune disease such as#Lupus, go check out my 501c3 organization at www.wewinfoundation.org - Unfortunately thousands of women (and men) battle with this constant life threatening #autoimmune #diseaseeveryday. It would be AMAZING if you made a donation instead of losing 40k in one on one basketball bets with your cohorts. Your positive & monetary support would be GREATLY appreciated. Thank you for your time.

Instead of apologising and keeping it moving, Montana then posted: 

GABIVILLE SAYS: Go Tichina! French Kardashian best sit down asap hahaha

FRENCH MONTANA SERVED BY TICHINA ARNOLD

RAPPER French Montana’s instagram joke about Tichina Arnold has come full circle after he posted a picture of the Martin actress captioned “I wish Martin could see this right now, he would tear her ass up”.

In the post he also added laughing emoticons, which clearly didn’t sit well with the 44-year-old actress who penned him a note on Instagram asking “Who Are You?”.

HERE IS WHAT SHE SAID ON INSTAGRAM:

Man oh man. Mr. Montana, I’ve perused (read through with thoroughness and care) your#instagram profile description, pictures & posts… but despite my determined effort, I STILL don’t have a CLUE to one very simple question… “Who ARE you?”.. I mean other than reading that you’ve dated a Kardashian, and you seem to enjoy taking extraneous pictures with LEGITIMATE celebrities, I’m baffled (perplexed, confused) as to WHO you are & WHAT you actually DO? How do you contribute to society? What do you do to HELP those in need? What philanthropic works have you done? Are you on the board of any charitable organizations? Do you posses your own charitable organization? Do you own your name? How many of your followers are actually REAL followers and not computer generated? Oh.. And one other thing, if you are gonna post or repost things about other people (such as myself). FYI: Maybe you should put more effort into aligning yourself with people who can ASSIST you with building your brand for longevity, only THEN will you be prepared to (as your boy Martin would so clearly put it) “Stomp with the big dogs”. But either way, I’m pleased to know you are a true fan of the Martin show despite what criticisms you have. Your continued support is proof that for over 30 years, I have CONTRIBUTED something of VALUE on television to many people (including yourself) and many generations and hopefully more to come. Hit me up and maybe I can hook you into individuals who have “Serious Inquiries” regarding hiring you. I just need to know what exactly it is that you are SELLING, because unfortunately, I STILL don’t know. Keep your head up & GOD Bless! TICHINA … Oh! One more thing, if you know of anyone who has an auto immune disease such as#Lupus, go check out my 501c3 organization at www.wewinfoundation.org - Unfortunately thousands of women (and men) battle with this constant life threatening #autoimmune #diseaseeveryday. It would be AMAZING if you made a donation instead of losing 40k in one on one basketball bets with your cohorts. Your positive & monetary support would be GREATLY appreciated. Thank you for your time.

Instead of apologising and keeping it moving, Montana then posted: 

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GABIVILLE SAYS: Go Tichina! French Kardashian best sit down asap hahaha

RITA ORA ADDRESSES BEING DUMPED ON TWITTER

She reportedly found out that her year-long relationship had come to an end via the worst possible, rather public medium - Twitter.
But Rita Ora has now addressed her split from Calvin Harris for the first time, insisting she has ‘moved on’ from the Scottish DJ.


The 23-year-old singer took to the social networking site to make a series of posts about her relationship woes, telling her 3.66million followers that she had an ‘incredible time’ with the 30-year-old producer.
Writing on her Twitter page, she said: ‘I don’t usually address speculation but I’ve had an incredible time w Calvin,& i will treasure the memories.
'I've moved on from this topic so i hope people will respect that and do the same. Life can only be understood backwards but it must be lived forwards.(sic)'
Rita was said to have been left rather red-faced after learning that her relationship with Calvin Harris was over via Twitter.
The Scottish DJ took to the social networking site over the weekend to announce the couple’s year-long romance was over, but it’s been claimed the I Will Never Let You Down hitmaker was unaware her beau was going to release the statement. - Report by Daily Mail

RITA ORA ADDRESSES BEING DUMPED ON TWITTER

She reportedly found out that her year-long relationship had come to an end via the worst possible, rather public medium - Twitter.

But Rita Ora has now addressed her split from Calvin Harris for the first time, insisting she has ‘moved on’ from the Scottish DJ.

A text is bad enough! Rita Ora is said to have been left rather red-faced after learning that her relationship with Calvin Harris was over via Twitter

The 23-year-old singer took to the social networking site to make a series of posts about her relationship woes, telling her 3.66million followers that she had an ‘incredible time’ with the 30-year-old producer.

Writing on her Twitter page, she said: ‘I don’t usually address speculation but I’ve had an incredible time w Calvin,& i will treasure the memories.

'I've moved on from this topic so i hope people will respect that and do the same. Life can only be understood backwards but it must be lived forwards.(sic)'

Rita was said to have been left rather red-faced after learning that her relationship with Calvin Harris was over via Twitter.

The Scottish DJ took to the social networking site over the weekend to announce the couple’s year-long romance was over, but it’s been claimed the I Will Never Let You Down hitmaker was unaware her beau was going to release the statement. - Report by Daily Mail

A PETITION FOR BLUE IVY’S HAIR TO BE COMBED

Lighthearted? The woman who launched the petition has since stated that the page was a joke, before giving her advice on how Blue Ivy's hair should be moisturized

A petition has been launched asking Beyonce and Jay Z to comb their two-year-old daughter Blue Ivy’s hair.

The Change.org page for petition, which was started by a woman named Jasmine Toliver, reads: ‘As a woman who understands the importance of hair care, it’s disturbing to watch a child suffering from the lack of hair moisture.

Advice: Ms Toliver said she recommends 'finger detangling with water and coconut oil. Then an organic conditioner'

"The parents of Blue Ivy, Sean Carter aka Jay Z and Beyonce have failed at numerous attempts of doing Blue Ivy’s hair. This matter has escalated to the child developing matted dreads and lint balls. Please let’s get the word out to properly care for Blue Ivy hair.”

So far the campaign has amassed an impressive 3,601 supporters, with people giving their reasons in the comments section.

"Because no child whose mom spends thousands on her hair (monthly) should live life looking like a sheep!" wrote one woman.

"I hate when a mother looks like a million dollars with their hair all done and the child looks like they haven’t seen a comb since they were born," said another.

"Cruelty to children has to stop," wrote a third supporter.

Talkshow host Wendy Williams also weighed in on the petition stating that “people must leave this baby alone”. 

GABIVILLE SAYS: I actually agree, why must the child be subjected to such scruitiny because her parents are famous. Come on!

30 ROCK STAR TRACY MORGAN IS DOING BETTER

Tracy Morgan remains in a critical condition but is ‘doing better’ following a multi-vehicle crash last week.

The 30 Rock star sustained a number of injuries - including a broken femur, broken nose and broken ribs - when a Walmart truck smashed into the limo bus he was travelling in on the New Jersey Turnpike on June 7, but doctors are hopeful that he is showing signs of a recovery.

A representative for Tracy told Us Magazine: “Today was a better day. While Tracy remains in critical, but stable, condition, he continues to show signs of improvement.”

"His medical team remains optimistic that his recovery is progressing," the rep added. 

Tracy’s fiancée Megan Wollover “remains by his side and is relaying the countless good wishes and prayers that his family, friends and fans have been sending their way.”

The deadly collision killed Tracy’s fellow passenger, comedian James McNair, who performed under the name Jimmy Mack, while comedians Ardie Fuqua, 43, and Harris Stanton and Morgan’s assistant Jeffrey Millea, 36, were also among those injured.

Stanton, 37, was released from hospital on Monday with a severely broken wrist and outside his Brooklyn home, he told 7online that although he was physically improving, the memories of the ordeal would be hard to forget.

He said: ‘We’re in the limo, we’re talking, cracking jokes, and there was no window in the limo so we weren’t able to brace for anything, and the next thing I knew there was crunching metal all around me.’

Mr Stanton, who was sitting opposite Morgan in the limo, was unaware that the vehicle flipped when impacted by the truck. He said after the collision, Morgan ended up on top of him. 

The comic said: ‘He [Morgan] was unconscious, he was moaning and groaning, he was breathing. But I was the only one screaming.’

Kevin Roper, 35, the truck driver involved in the crash, has been charged with one count of death by auto and four counts of assault by auto in connection with the crash, but pleaded not guilty during an appearance at Middlesex County Superior Court in New Jersey on Wednesday.

A conviction on a death by auto charge carries a five-to-10-year prison sentence. Each assault by auto charge is punishable by up to 18 months in prison.

Following the hearing, Mr. Roper, 35, was released on $50,000 bail. - Report by Daily Mail

 

WHAT’S HAPPENING WITH LADY GAGA?

KIM KARDASHIAN WEST SHOWS OFF HER FAB BODY

The reality star may have given birth just under a year ago, but her body shows no traces of a baby boep.

The new Mrs West uploaded not one but two bikini body selfies on Thursday as she reclined outside a private villa in Punta Mita, Mexico, sunning her washboard tummy.

The 33-year-old reality star captioned one shot ‘tan time’ as she enjoyed the second leg of her honeymoon with new husband Kanye, 37.

In a new episode Keeping Up With The Kardashians, she shares how she shed off the weight in pole dancing classes with her mom Kris Jenner. - Report by Daily Mail



JOHN LEGEND IS COMING BACK TO SA!
NINE-time Grammy award-winning singer John Legend will tour SA again, confirmed Big Concerts this morning.
The 35-year-old All Of Me hit singer will perform at four concerts, two in the Mother City and two in Johannesburg, with his highly anticipated All Of Me Tour.
Presented by KFM, Kaya FM, M-Net and True Love, the artist who wed model Christine Teigen last year, has had his An Evening with John Legend: The All of Me Tour, sell out in over 60 cities the US and features John in an intimate setting, highlighted by guitar/vocal accompaniment as well as a string quartet. 
"I’ve enjoyed this tour immensely,” said Legend.  “The opportunity to get up close and personal with my fans and tell my story has been so much fun for me”.
The following South African tour dates are:
Cape Town: 16th November 2014 at the Grand Arena, GrandWest
Cape Town: 17th November 2014 at the Grand Arena, GrandWest
Johannesburg: 22nd November 2014 at Coca-Cola Dome
Johannesburg: 23rd November 2014 at Coca-Cola Dome
Tickets go on sale Wednesday 18th June at 9am. Go to www.bigconcerts.com for all the information.  - Release by Big Concerts / Picture: Matthew Williams

JOHN LEGEND IS COMING BACK TO SA!

NINE-time Grammy award-winning singer John Legend will tour SA again, confirmed Big Concerts this morning.

The 35-year-old All Of Me hit singer will perform at four concerts, two in the Mother City and two in Johannesburg, with his highly anticipated All Of Me Tour.

Presented by KFM, Kaya FM, M-Net and True Love, the artist who wed model Christine Teigen last year, has had his An Evening with John Legend: The All of Me Tour, sell out in over 60 cities the US and features John in an intimate setting, highlighted by guitar/vocal accompaniment as well as a string quartet. 

"I’ve enjoyed this tour immensely,” said Legend.  “The opportunity to get up close and personal with my fans and tell my story has been so much fun for me”.

The following South African tour dates are:

Cape Town: 16th November 2014 at the Grand Arena, GrandWest

Cape Town: 17th November 2014 at the Grand Arena, GrandWest

Johannesburg: 22nd November 2014 at Coca-Cola Dome

Johannesburg: 23rd November 2014 at Coca-Cola Dome

Tickets go on sale Wednesday 18th June at 9am. Go to www.bigconcerts.com for all the information.  - Release by Big Concerts / Picture: Matthew Williams



SA MODEL CANDICE SWANEPOEL TOPS ANOTHER HOT LIST

She recently topped Maxim magazine’s latest Hot 100 list.
And Candice Swanepoel showed exactly why she beat out some the world’s most famous beauties as she stepped out in an eye-popping ensemble to the magazine’s annual Hot 100 party in the Westwood area of Los Angeles on Tuesday night. 
The 25-year-old Victoria’s Secret model arrived in a sexy leather crop top and matching trousers that accentuated her tiny waist.
She beat Scarlette Johansson who came second, singer Rihanna who clinched the 11th spot,  singer Beyonce who came in 21st and Gabrielle Union who was far at the bottom in 81st place.
Another local who made the list is SA born Hollywood actress Charlize Theron who came in 24th.
 
HOT 100 LIST

1. Candice Swanepoel
2. Scarlett Johansson
3. Katy Perry
4. Irina Shayk
5. Jennifer Lawrence
6. Zooey Deschanel
7. Alessandra Ambrosio
8. Jessica Alba
9. Mila Kunis
10. Cara Delevingne
11. Rihanna
12. Kate Upton
13. Eva Longaria
14. Olivia Wilde
15. Christina Aguilera
16. Brooklyn Decker
17. Laura Vandervoort
18. Samantha Hoopes
19. Selena Gomez
20. Kaley Cuoco
21. Beyonce
22. Margot Robbie
23. Miranda Kerr
24. Charlize Theron
25. Miley Cyrus
26. Hayden Panettiere
27. Emma Stone
28. Vanessa Hudgens
29. Zoe Saldana
30. Sophia Bush
31. Lea Michele
32. Lake Bell
33. Ashley Tisdale


34. Alyssa Milano
35. Jennifer Love Hewitt
36. Jennifer Lopez
37. Nina Agdal
38. Shakira
39. Gina Carano
40. Demi Lovato
41. Lauren Cohan
42. Ronda Rousey
43. Kate Beckinsale
44. Avril Lavigne
45. Lacey Chabert
46. Kellie Pickler
47. Kendall Jenner
48. Paula Patton
49. Emilia Clarke
50. Stana Katic
51. Emily VanCamp
52. Jordana Brewster
53. Nina Dobrev
54. Sofia Vegara
55. Lily Aldridge
56. Carrie Underwood
57. Morena Baccarin
58. Miesha Tate
59. Arianny Celeste
60. Sarah Dumont
61. Amber Heard
62. Emily Ratajkowski
63. Summer Glau
64. Melissa Rauch
65. Kerry Washington
66. Bar Paly


67. Sarah Shahi
68. Dylan Penn
69. Danielle Fishel
70. Kacey Musgraves
71. Hannah David
72. Liz Hernandez
73. Rita Ora
74. Jill Wagner
75. Rocsi Diaz
76. Jaimie Alexander
77. Allison Williams
78. Anna Paquin
79. Ana Ivanocic
80. Alexandra Daddario
81. Gabrielle Union
82. Lana Del Rey
83. Eva Marie
84. Gal Gadot
85. Lisalla Montenegro
86. Victoria Justice
87. Sage Erickson
88. A.J. Cook
89. Joanna Krupa
90. Ireland Baldwin
91. Taylor Momsen
92. Rebecca Mader
93. Noureen DeWulf
94. Jessica Parker Kennedy
95. Lydia Hearst
96. Iggy Azalea
97. Lili Simmons
98. Beth Ostrosky Stern
99. Catty Lotz
100. Rebecca Garcia
 

SA MODEL CANDICE SWANEPOEL TOPS ANOTHER HOT LIST

She recently topped Maxim magazine’s latest Hot 100 list.

And Candice Swanepoel showed exactly why she beat out some the world’s most famous beauties as she stepped out in an eye-popping ensemble to the magazine’s annual Hot 100 party in the Westwood area of Los Angeles on Tuesday night. 

The 25-year-old Victoria’s Secret model arrived in a sexy leather crop top and matching trousers that accentuated her tiny waist.

She beat Scarlette Johansson who came second, singer Rihanna who clinched the 11th spot,  singer Beyonce who came in 21st and Gabrielle Union who was far at the bottom in 81st place.

Another local who made the list is SA born Hollywood actress Charlize Theron who came in 24th.

 

HOT 100 LIST

1. Candice Swanepoel

2. Scarlett Johansson

3. Katy Perry

4. Irina Shayk

5. Jennifer Lawrence

6. Zooey Deschanel

7. Alessandra Ambrosio

8. Jessica Alba

9. Mila Kunis

10. Cara Delevingne

11. Rihanna

12. Kate Upton

13. Eva Longaria

14. Olivia Wilde

15. Christina Aguilera

16. Brooklyn Decker

17. Laura Vandervoort

18. Samantha Hoopes

19. Selena Gomez

20. Kaley Cuoco

21. Beyonce

22. Margot Robbie

23. Miranda Kerr

24. Charlize Theron

25. Miley Cyrus

26. Hayden Panettiere

27. Emma Stone

28. Vanessa Hudgens

29. Zoe Saldana

30. Sophia Bush

31. Lea Michele

32. Lake Bell

33. Ashley Tisdale

34. Alyssa Milano

35. Jennifer Love Hewitt

36. Jennifer Lopez

37. Nina Agdal

38. Shakira

39. Gina Carano

40. Demi Lovato

41. Lauren Cohan

42. Ronda Rousey

43. Kate Beckinsale

44. Avril Lavigne

45. Lacey Chabert

46. Kellie Pickler

47. Kendall Jenner

48. Paula Patton

49. Emilia Clarke

50. Stana Katic

51. Emily VanCamp

52. Jordana Brewster

53. Nina Dobrev

54. Sofia Vegara

55. Lily Aldridge

56. Carrie Underwood

57. Morena Baccarin

58. Miesha Tate

59. Arianny Celeste

60. Sarah Dumont

61. Amber Heard

62. Emily Ratajkowski

63. Summer Glau

64. Melissa Rauch

65. Kerry Washington

66. Bar Paly

67. Sarah Shahi

68. Dylan Penn

69. Danielle Fishel

70. Kacey Musgraves

71. Hannah David

72. Liz Hernandez

73. Rita Ora

74. Jill Wagner

75. Rocsi Diaz

76. Jaimie Alexander

77. Allison Williams

78. Anna Paquin

79. Ana Ivanocic

80. Alexandra Daddario

81. Gabrielle Union

82. Lana Del Rey

83. Eva Marie

84. Gal Gadot

85. Lisalla Montenegro

86. Victoria Justice

87. Sage Erickson

88. A.J. Cook

89. Joanna Krupa

90. Ireland Baldwin

91. Taylor Momsen

92. Rebecca Mader

93. Noureen DeWulf

94. Jessica Parker Kennedy

95. Lydia Hearst

96. Iggy Azalea

97. Lili Simmons

98. Beth Ostrosky Stern

99. Catty Lotz

100. Rebecca Garcia