Mar 2013 20

Mar 2013 20

Top performers from around South Africa are preparing a day of dazzling entertainment at the V&A Waterfront Amphitheatre on March 21 in a bid to raise R1 million to help fulfill the dreams of scores of children who are fighting life-threatening illnesses.

The fun-filled Right to Dream day kicks off at 10am tomorrow (Human Rights Day), with Kfm presenter Jeremy Harris playing host for the event that will raise funds for the Reach For A Dream Foundation.

Among the marvellous performers audiences can expect are legendary blues-musician Dan Patlansky, an act from Madame Zingara, Ballistic Blues, Studio K, Reach For A Dream’s very own dreamer Robyn van Rooyen, and dance routines from Dance For All and the Brooklyn Hip Hop Crew.

You can show your support for Reach For A Dream and help to make dreams come true by purchasing a Reach For A Dream beautifully beaded bracelet at the event for a mere R30. Proceeds will go towards the fulfillment of children’s dreams.

The making of the Dream Bracelet was facilitated by Relate, a 100% not-for-profit social enterprise that creates opportunities to change lives. Relate’s unique model sees the majority of proceeds positively impacting the lives of others.

“Our vision is to provide hope and joy to children and their families fighting life-threatening illnesses. Experiencing a dream come true is both magical and inspiring for these children, as are the smiles on their faces at the end of their dream day,” says Heidi Rowley, Reach For A Dream Western Cape Branch Manager.

“With such amazing performers lined up for the V&A Waterfront Amphitheatre, the day promises to be full of fun for families and I just know Cape Town will show their generosity by buying bracelets to help us fulfil these children’s dreams.”

Reach For A Dream bracelets will be on sale until 1 April 2013 at the following V&A Waterfront retailers and hotels: Aromatic Apothecary, Cape Union Mart, Old Khaki, Poetry, Clicks, Forever New, Hurley, Pick ‘n Pay, Spilhaus, Toy Kingdom, Two Oceans Aquarium, Protea Hotel Breakwater Lodge and Protea Hotel North Wharf. Reach For A Dream will also have a bracelet stand outside Zara where you can buy bracelets and pin your special dream to the Wall of Dreams.

Mar 2013 11

Grammy Award-winning superstar Rihanna is back with her latest DVD effort. Last year, fans of the R&B singing superstar saw Rihanna touring around the world, performing her biggest hits and evening going on a 7-day intimate fan concert and press tour in 7 cities around the world.

We know she can belt out the hits in the studio and when Rihanna hits the stage, fans are bound to be entertained by the chart-topping songstress and diva.

While these days Rihanna’s mainly in the press for her on-and-off-back-on relationship with another singing sensation, Chris Brown, (she looked ravishing at this year’s Grammy Awards in THAT red number) Riri’s fans are bound to get LOUD with this sensational DVD from her LOUD World Tour.

And thanks to Universal Music, readers of too can own their very own copy of this sensational DVD. I’m giving away 3 copies of Rihanna’s LOUD Tour DVD . . .

How to enter: Answer the following question:

What is the name of Rihanna’s latest DVD?

Follow me on Twitter and tweet me with your answer and the hashtag #rihannadvdclaycomp by Friday 22 March 2013.

Rules: You may enter as many times as you like. The choice of winner is at the discretion of and no correspondence will be entered into. The competition closes on Friday 22 March at 12pm and Winners will be contacted before the end of business day on that day.

Mar 2013 06

The Oscars buzz seemed to have taken over Cape Town earlier last week! To coincide with this annual prestigious Hollywood awards event, Glamour Magazine hosted its annual Oscars Night party at The Table Bay Hotel in The Mother City.

Invited guests were asked to dress up in black tie fashion with “a hint of purple and white”. For once it was nice to see many of the guests actually stick to the theme – which made the event such a pleasure to attend.

Of course, with PR giant Jill Groger from Zebra Square PR (pictured above)  manning the exclusive guest list, it was no surprise that even on a blistering Monday night, the “who’s who” took to the red carpet at the luxurious five star hotel and came out to support Hollywood’s finest – even though it was via an AV TV screen in South Africa.

Top Billing’s Jeannie D, who is looking ultra slim and sexy these days, was the emcee for the evening. She’s proof that new-found love can make one look happy and blissful and really had the crowd eating out of her hand.

Actress Lee-Anne Summers, Hollywood-based Hakeem Kae-Kazim as well as Top Billing’s Jeannie D

Cape Town’s usual A-Listers all came out to play on the evening, including Liezel van der Westhuizen (who was doing interviews for Fashion One – an international TV show), actress and TV personality Natalie Becker (who donned a sexy Jenni Button number), The Wild actor Ty Keogh and Nicole Flint (who looked ravishing in a floor-length black KlukGDT ensemble and gets my Best Dressed Award for the evening), actress Lee-Anne Summers, actor Bjorn Steinbach as well as celebrity commentator and TV personality Jen Su (I take my hat off to her for attending almost every event on the social calender).

 Expresso and 5fm’s Jennifer Su with Cape Town blogger, Leigh van der Berg aka @lipglossgirl 

Actress and TV presenter Natalie Becker as well as hunky actor Bjorn Steinbach

Cape Town’s (Slaapstad as it’s affectionately known) events never seemed to start on time soccer, and I couldn’t help but notice late entrants couple Matthew and Sonia Booth as well as journalist Tanya Nefdt all looking ravishing in their ensembles, and made it just in time as the first Oscar was being presented on screen.’s Tanya Nefdt and TV presenter Liezel van der Westhuizen

Even though Hollywood-based actor Hakeem Kae-Kazim didn’t stick to the dress code, wearing a white African-themed suite with sandals, he was forgiven as he interacted with almost every guest, who were all excited to see him in person and hear more about the US TV show he is filming in The Mother City as the moment.


I was really impressed with the Basil Crusted Scottish Salmon main course dish as well as the Strawberry Mirror Cake dessert served on the night, but was disappointed that I only got to sip on wines and Ceres juices. I would have loved to enjoyed being treated to some champagne throughout the evening and toast to all the Oscar glory throughout the awards ceremony – we were paying tribute to Hollywood royalty after all.

Feb 2013 17

As the saying goes: All good things must come to an end. Comedian Kagiso Lediga’s journey in Jamaica is about to come to a halt in the final episode of Kagiso’s Island of Treasure.

The first episode premiered last night on SABC1 and I can’t wait to see what the rest of the new season entails.

In case you forgot, the cast comprises oh-so-sexy celebrities AKA, DA L.E.S, Phuti Khomo, Pearl Thusi, Jay Anstey, Reeva Steenkamp and Mario Ogle, as well as the seven lucky public winners Katleho Molai, Mbali Ngaleka, Genevieve Amy Arulappan, Sinethemba Buthelezi, Duan Wanty and Kefentse Moagi.

The first season of Kagiso’s Island of Treasure saw the comedian present with former Miss Jamaica Rosina Casserly, who is this year’s Tropika Island of Treasure co-host with DJ Fresh.

After a season of visiting museums, cooking food, singing in a Jamaican music studio and even having a fight with Rosina, Kagiso has really explored the Jamaican culture to the fullest.

But one thing has been left unsaid: Kagiso needs to make amends with Rosina. Has he seen the light?

He says: “I’m making my way back to Rosina’s dance studio to fix things between us. But how am I gonna do it? And will she forgive me?” There’s only one way to find out…

So  with this, the final episode of Kagiso’s Island of Treasure in place, see how his journey in Jamaica comes to an end . . .

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