Showbiz, Arts & Culture

Showbiz, Arts & Culture

Danai Gurira

Zim born actress Gurira bags another award

By Showbiz Reporter Zimbabwean born Hollywood sensation, Danai Gurira’s star continues to shine in the big time as she bagged another award last week. Gurira won the Best Action Movie Star of 2018 at the recently held, E! People’s Choice Awards show at Barker Hangar Hotel in Santa Monica, California, United States. The Zimbabwean starred

Miss Zimbabwe International misses the cut in Japan but learns from experience

By Audience Mutema MISS Zimbabwe International Tania Aaron is back home after competing at the Miss International beauty pageant in Tokyo Japan alongside 73 models from various countries. The experience saw Aaron network at the International Women Entrepreneurs Forum where she was given a platform to speak on supporting the disabled as well as the

Michelle Obama

Michelle Obama’s memoir sells more than 725,000 copies

By Associated Press NEW YORK: First day sales for Michelle Obama’s “Becoming” topped 725,000 copies, making it one of the year’s biggest debuts. Crown Publishing told The Associated Press on Friday that the figures include sales and pre-orders for the former first lady’s memoir include hardcover, audio and e-books editions for the United States and

Diddy’s former longtime girlfriend, dies at 47; couple had three children

By Associated Press LOS ANGELES: Kim Porter, Diddy’s former longtime girlfriend and the mother of three of his children, has died at age 47, authorities said. Porter was found unresponsive Thursday at her Los Angeles home, where paramedics pronounced her dead. The cause was not immediately clear, and an autopsy will be performed, the LA

Cassper Nyovest

Cassper Nyovest announces internship programme for #FillUpMosesMabhida Award-winning rapper Cassper Nyovest is calling on Durbanites to apply for the second instalment of his Fill Up Internship Programme. The “Mama I Made It’ hitmaker started the internship programme last year, as a means to help young people equip themselves with tangible skills across various event disciplines. Those who are keen to participate

Thomas 'Mukanya' Mapfumo

Mukanya returns to Zimbabwe for nationwide December shows

By Bulawayo Correspondent UNITED States-based Chimurenga guru Thomas Mapfumo will next month embark on countrywide in shows Zimbabwe which will feature upcoming artists. In an interview with NewZimbabwe.Com Chimurenga Music Company publicist Blessing Vava said the internationally acclaimed musician will hold shows in eight cities and towns throughout the country. The first of the shows

Zimbabwean group Nobuntu

Zim’s Nobuntu ensemble take America’s tour to Philadelphia

By US media THE Zimbabwean, five-woman a cappella group, Nobuntu makes its Annenberg Center debut this Saturday as they continue with their tour on the United States. With their bright a cappella harmonies, the women of Nobuntu have earned international praise for the passion and joy they bring to their mix of Zimbabwean songs, Afro-jazz and

Barack and Michelle Obama

Michelle Obama had miscarriage, used IVF to conceive girls

By Associated Press WASHINGTON: Michelle Obama says she felt “lost and alone” after suffering a miscarriage 20 years ago and underwent in vitro fertilization to conceive her two daughters. She tells ABC in an interview aired on “Good Morning America” she felt like she “failed because I didn’t know how common miscarriages were because we

Kanye West and John Legend

John Legend addresses Kanye West political controversy

By Agencies John Legend has opened up about his relationship with Kanye West as well as how he perceives the rapper’s well-being. ICYMI, Kanye brought John’s political views to light in April when he tweeted private messages – which have since been deleted – the All of Me hitmaker had sent him after the rapper aired his

Victoria Beckham

Victoria Beckham gives the Spice Girls her blessing

By Agencies Victoria Beckham is wishing the Spice Girls well after the girl group announced their tour dates. Melanie Brown (Scary Spice), Emma Bunton (Baby Spice), Geri Horner (Ginger Spice), and Melanie Chisholm (Sporty Spice) announced six UK stadium dates scheduled for June next year via a post on the group’s Instagram page on Monday.

Aretha Franklin

Aretha Franklin doc ‘Amazing Grace’ to finally see the light

Associated Press NEW YORK — More than 46 years after it was shot, the Aretha Franklin concert film “Amazing Grace” will finally be released, ending one of the most tortured and long-running sagas in documentary film. The late gospel singer’s estate and film producers said Monday that “Amazing Grace” will premiere Nov. 12 at the

The Spice Girls

Spice girls to announce reunion It’s the news every Girl Power fan has been waiting years for – the Spice Girls are officially getting back together. Six years after they reunited for the London Olympics in 2012, the best selling girl band of all time are reportedly getting back together to announce dates for a huge British stadium tour

Ariana Grande

Ariana Grande’s ‘friends urge her to get help’ Ariana Grande’s concerned friends are reportedly urging the star to get professional help in the wake of a string of heartbreaking news and events. The Sweetener singer has been under immense strain in recent times. She was diagnosed with PTSD after the Manchester Arena bombing that killed 22 people after her concert at the

Film producer behind Bruce Lee, Jackie Chan dies at age 91

By Associated Press HONG KONG: Legendary Hong Kong film producer Raymond Chow, who introduced the world to Bruce Lee and Jackie Chan and even brought the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles to the big screen, has died at age 91. Hong Kong’ secretary for commerce and economic development, Edward Yau, said in a statement Friday that

Kobe Bryant

Kobe Bryant sets ambitious plan for books in 2019-2020

By Associated Press NEW YORK: Kobe Bryant, Oscar winner and former NBA great, has big plans for books in the next few years. Bryant’s Granity Studios plans to release five middle grade and young adult novels in 2019 and 2020. According to a press release issued Thursday, each novel was “conceptualized” by Bryant and written