Showbiz, Arts & Culture

Showbiz, Arts & Culture

Naomi Osaka, LeBron James team up for entertainment venture

By Associated Press LOS ANGELES: LeBron James and Naomi Osaka are becoming teammates in the entertainment world. Tennis star Osaka and her agent and business partner, Stuart Duguid, are forming a media company called Hana Kuma in partnership with The SpringHill Company, which was created by NBA star James and Maverick Carter. Tuesday’s announcement comes

Civil jury finds Bill Cosby sexually abused teenager in 1975

By Associated Press SANTA MONICA: Jurors at a civil trial found Tuesday that Bill Cosby sexually abused a 16-year-old girl at the Playboy Mansion in 1975. The Los Angeles County jury delivered the verdict in favor of Judy Huth, who is now 64, and awarded her $500,000. “It’s been torture,” Huth said of the seven-year legal

Zimbabwean author gets AfriCAN recognition 

By Staff Reporter BULAWAYO based author, Wisdom Ncube, will on July 31 receive an honoree award at the 5th annual AfriCAN Honoree Author’s Awards to be held in South Africa. The recognition follows his publication of Words Of Wisdom, a poetry collection which explores topics of love, sacrifice, religion and the silenced voices of the

Bill Cosby civil trial jury must start deliberations over

By Associated Press SANTA MONICA: After two days of deliberations in which they reached verdicts on nearly all of the questions put before them, jurors in a civil trial who were deciding on sexual abuse allegations against Bill Cosby will have to start from scratch on Monday. By the end of the court day Friday, the

Showbiz: What’s happening this weekend?

By Lisa Nyanhongo Here is a round up of this weekend’s showbiz events in the country. FRIDAY HARARE Waterfall; Chop Chop Zindoga presents Alick Macheso and the Orchestra Mberikwazvo band after album launch show from 6pm till curfew. Greendale; Nito’s Chill and grill presents The Winter Chill-Out with music by Dj Slim and Dj Soweto

‘Jerusalema’ reaches 500 million views on YouTube

By IOL It’s been two and half years since Master KG and Nomcebo Zikode unleashed “Jerusalema” and took the world by storm. The pair’s hit single was initially a slow burner before it went viral across the world and became a mammoth global hit during the first few months of the Covid-19 pandemic. Since then

Jennifer Hudson poses in the press room at the 75th Annual Tony Awards in New York City, US, on June 12, 2022. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly

Jennifer Hudson reaches EGOT status after first Tony win

Bang Showbiz Jennifer Hudson has reached EGOT status. The 40-year-old actress-and-singer won her first Tony Award for “A Strange Loop”, which scooped Best Musical at Sunday night’s ceremony at New York’s Radio City Music Hall. The “Dreamgirls” star adds her Tony to her Emmy, Grammy and Oscar. Hudson won the Best Supporting Actress Oscar for

For artists representing Zimbabwe, the Venice Biennale carries different stakes

By Representing a nation at the Venice Biennale has long been believed to mark a turning point in an artist’s career. It has cemented mid-career artists as generational leaders, and brought emerging artists significant cultural opportunities through press, exhibitions, and commissions as well as financial stability through sales at fairs, galleries, and auctions. These

Showbiz: What’s happening this weekend?

By Lisa Nyanhongo Here is a round up of this weekend’s showbiz events in the country and beyond. FRIDAY: HARARE; Chitungwiza  Aquatic  Complex; Alick Macheso’s album launch and birthday celebrations with performances from Baba Harare, Freeman HKD Boss, Sulu Chimbetu, Leonard Zhakata amongst others from 1600 hours till curfew. Jazz 105; Ice and Roses presents

Prosecutors: R. Kelly should get at least 25 years in prison

By Associated Press NEW YORK: R. Kelly, the R&B superstar known for his anthem “I Believe I Can Fly,” deserves at least 25 years behind bars for sexually abusing women and girls, prosecutors said in a memo filed Wednesday in advance of his sentencing later this month. A New York City jury found Kelly guilty of

Dcapla, trashes Juntal, calls self ‘Original King of Rhumba’ 

By Lisa Nyanhongo  UPCOMING artist, Prince ‘Dcapla’ Mhangami, has said Farai ‘Juntal’ Serima of the Mutupo fame no longer deserves the title “King of Rhumba”as he was now failing to create any hit. “Who appointed him as the King of Rumba?” Dcapla said. “Works can prove how good one is. How can you be king

The two famous comedians will set out across the pond this fall for a joint stand-up comedy show at the O2 arena.

Chris Rock and Dave Chappelle announce joint stand-up show

New York Post They’re standing up to their attackers. Chris Rock, 57, and Dave Chappelle, 48, have announced a joint stand-up comedy show in London just weeks after both comedians were attacked onstage while performing. The show will take place Sept. 3 at the O2 Arena but tickets will go on sale for the general

Actor Johnny Depp greets fans as he leaves court after closing arguments in the Amber Heard defamation trial in Fairfax, Virginia, in the US. Picture: EPA-EFE/MICHAEL REYNOLDS

Johnny Depp joins TikTok after Amber Heard trial

IOL Johnny Depp has joined TikTok. The “Pirates of the Caribbean” actor, who recently won his multimillion-dollar defamation case against ex-wife Amber Heard, launched an account on the social media platform this week and describes himself as an “occasional thespian”. Depp set up his profile on Monday and has already amassed almost 2 million followers. He

Sha Sha finally apologises for Vic Falls Carnival snub

By Thandiwe Garusa SOUTH AFRICA based amapiano queen, Sha Sha, has apologised to fans for pulling a no-show at the annual Vic Falls Carnival held a month ago. The BET award winning songbird, together with amapiano giants Scorpion Kings, did not show up for the carnival where they were billed to perform as headline acts

Chris Rock ‘not concerned’ with Jada Pinkett Smith’s reconciliation plea

By IOL Chris Rock is ignoring Jada Pinkett Smith’s plea for him to reconcile with Will Smith. The “Top 5” star was slapped by the “King Richard” actor on stage at the 2022 Oscars after he made a joke about the “Red Table Talk” host’s shaved head. And though the “Girls Trip” actress recently made

It’s just Envy: Caroline Mutoko tells Fenty Beauty launch critics

By Standard Media Kenya Celebrated media personality Caroline Mutoko has called out naysayers who have been very vocal regarding the list of invitees at Rihanna’s Fenty Beauty and Skin Launch party in the country. According to the mother of two, those criticizing the outfits of the guests at the party are just envious that they