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IN CASE YOU MISSED IT. RHCP’s smashing SA concerts

Multi-platinum, Grammy Award-winning rock band Red Hot Chili Peppers will perform live for the first time ever in South Africa.  The tour is scheduled for Saturday 2nd February at the Soccer City Complex, FNB Stadium, Johannesburg and then Tuesday 5th February at Cape Town Stadium.

One of the most successful acts in rock history, Red Hot Chili Peppers have sold more than 60 million albums, including five multi-platinum LPs, and won six Grammy Awards, including “Best Rock Album” for Stadiu

Red Hot Chilli Peppers. PICTURE: GOOGLE IMAGES

m Arcadium, “Best Rock Performance By a Duo or Group” for “Dani California, “Best Rock Song” for “Scar Tissue,” and “Best Hard Rock Performance With Vocal” for “Give It Away.” The band holds the record for the most No. 1 singles of all time at Alternative radio, a total of 11, and a combined 81 weeks at No. 1. They have also won 8 MTV Video Music Awards. In April 2012 the band were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Their newest release, I’m With You, was produced by Rick Rubin, who has produced the band’s previous five albums, 2006’s Stadium Arcadium, 2002’s By The Way, 1999’s Californication, 1995’s One Hot Minute, and 1991’s Blood Sugar Sex Magik. Both ‘Californication’ and ‘Blood Sugar Sex Magik’ have ranked in Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest albums of all time. ‘I’m With You’ was mixed by Andrew Scheps and Greg Fidelman and features the hit single ‘The Adventures of Rain Dance Maggie’ and latest release ‘Brendan’s Death Song’.

Red Hot Chili Peppers, which is singer Anthony Kiedis, bassist Flea, drummer Chad Smith, and guitarist Josh Klinghoffer, will perform live for the first time in South Africa. They will be supported by local zef rave group Die Antwoord.

Tickets go on public sale via all Computicket channels for the Johannesburg performance on Wednesday 29th August, followed by Cape Town the following day (Thursday 30th August).

The tour is presented by Big Concerts.


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Movie Trailer: Passion

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Rachel McAdams and Noomi Rapace star in this new thriller from director, Brian De Palma (Scarface, Carlito’s Way, and The Untouchables).

This trailer has been generating a lot of buzz online, but I wasn’t really blown away by it. Rachel McAdams gets in some risqué scenes and the dialogue touches on some subjects that I’m sure will lead to a very dark film.

Brian De Palma directing the film generally tends to steer this film in the direction of being psychologically complex and gritty. I am of course referring to De Palma’s past credentials of Dressed To Kill and not Mission: Impossible.

Passion is set to premiere in the US on September 29, 2012 during the New York Film Festival and in the Toronto International Film Festival on September 11, 2012.

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SKOONHEIDSKONINGIN ONTSNAP UIT SEKSHEL. Mev. SA praat vir die eerste keer openhartig oor haar eiland-nagmerrie.

Lynne de Jager, mev. Suid-Afrika

Lynne de Jager het uit die kloue van ’n Arabiese prins in die Seychelles ontsnap nadat dié met haar wou seks hê. Terug in Suid-Afrika verloor sy haar ongebore baba in ‘n motorkaping. Met alles dit is dié pragtige model verlede jaar as mev. SA aangewys. Maar nou wag die groot kompetisie: mev. Wêreld. En sy gáán hom wen, vertel Lynne aan GAVIN PRINS.

Dit het in Oktober 2009 gebeur maar dit voel soos gister, sê Lynne tydens haar onderhoud. Sy lyk asemrowend in ‘n pienk somersrok. Dis die eerste keer dat sy daaroor praat. Daai Arabiese prins. “The Boss” het sy personeel hom genoem.

Dit was genade van Bo en baie goeie toneelspel wat haar van die eiland gered het.

“Die vrou wat my gestuur het, het gesê dis vir ‘n Amerikaanse maatskappy wat hulle TOP kliente Seychelles toe vat en bederf.  Ek was heeltemal onder ‘n wan indruk van wat regtig daar aangaan.” R20 000 ’n week klink nie te sleg nie.

Sy sou pilates-klasse die gaste aanbied. “Ek was deel van so 80 meisies van regoor die wêreld.”

Lynne vertel die prins se assistent het die reëls mooi voorgelê toe sy in die Seychelles land: jy mag nie teëpraat nie, jy mag nie die prins se versoeke weier nie en werk so hard as wat jy kan.

“Ek het begin snuf in die neus kry. In die kamer waar ek slaap moes ek met ’n meisie van die Kaap deel. Daar was net ’n dubbelbed,” vertel Lynne.

“Toe ons in die eetsaal kom, het ’n oorgewig lyfwag van die prins my eenkant geroep. Ek is in ’n kamer geneem waar ’n paar mense was. Meisies, wyn en vrugte.

“’n Man het op ’n troon gesit. Hy het baie ringe gedra en vroue het groot blare in sy gesig gewaai omdat dit baie warm was.

“Het jy ’n kêrel?,” wou hy weet. “Ek het vir hom gesê ek is getroud. Toe sê hy as ek my ring afhaal en ons seks op die eiland het, sal dit nie ’n sonde wees nie.

“Nog voordat ek kon antwoord, het die meisie (ook van SA) my geëlmboog en herinner ek mag nie teëpraat nie.”

Hy het toe vir haar gesê sy moet eers vir ’n vigs-toets gaan.

Lynne de Jager, mev. Suid-Afrika.

“Ek vra om badkamer toe te gaan en waarna ek na my kamer gehardloop en myself opgesluit het.”

Die volgende oggend moes sy in ’n ry met ander meisies staan en buite ’n kamer wag. Toe sy tweede in die ry staan en sien hoe ’n vrou met ’n naald binne die kamer staan, het sy gemaak asof sy flou word.

“Die prins se dokter wou my pille gee of vir my inspuiting gee maar ek’t gesmeek dat ek huistoe moet gaan.”

Die volgende oggend is sy op ’n vliegtuig terug SA toe.

Sy dink mooi oor haar datums. ’n Maand of wat later, stop sy by ’n vriendin se huis in Germiston en ’n man druk ’n pistool teen haar kop. Die vriendin wat langs haar sit, spring uit die kar, en die rower begin skiet op haar. Hy mis De Jager net-net.

Skok. Ongeloof. Die volgende dag by die dokter en die slegte nuus: sy het haar en Wilhelm (haar man) se ongebore baba verloor.

“Ek het baie gehuil. Ek kon nie glo dat al hierdie dinge met my gebeur nie. Ek het toe begin om vir myself doelstellings neer te skryf.”

Ek wil op die voorblad van ’n tydskrif wees. Ek wil die gesig van ’n produk word. Ek wil op ’n billboard verskyn.

En al drie het waar geword. Sy is verlede jaar as mev. SA gekroon.

Tydens die kompetisie het een van die deelnemers haar beledig en gesê sy het ’n groot beenstruktuur en sal nooit maer kan wees nie. “Gelukkig weet weet ek wie ek is en is heeltemal tevrede hoe ek lyk, so ek het kalm geword en gedink … smile and wave!!

Sy onthou ook hoe sy later by ’n funksie van ’n mev. Verenigde Nasies deur ’n koningin gevra is om haar sash te verwyder.

“In die bedryf is daar baie jaloesie.”

Smile and wave.

“Ek het nie issues nie. Ek pas maklik aan. Ek kan enige partytjie bywoon – van Brakpan tot die Michaelangelo hotel in Sandton.”

Maar hoe inspireer ’n 28-jarige ouer vroue? “Ek het baie lewenservaringe. Ek is al deur baie dinge. Ek weet hoe dit voel om deur jou seerste seer te gaan.”

Lynne is tans besig om voor te berei vir die mev. Wêreld kompetisie.

“Ek is op ’n streng dieët. Jy mag nie te vet wees nie. Ek moet ’n paar kilo’s afskud. Maar ek gaan wen!” terwyl ons by ‘n restaurant sit en aan slaptjips hap. Haar cheat-meal. Sy was verslaaf aan Jelly Tots en Smarties, sê sy. Pizza ook. Maar dis nou in die verlede.

Dis tyd om te groet. Die skoonheidskoningin borrel van energie. Vasbeslote om te wen. En as iets haar onderkry…smile and wave.


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Apple wins $1bn in patent suit against Samsung

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Apple won more than $1 billion in a massive victory Friday over South Korean giant Samsung, in one of the biggest patent cases in decades—a verdict that could have huge market repercussions.

A jury in San Jose, California rejected Samsung’s counterclaims against Apple, according to media reports—a big win for the Silicon Valley giant, which had claimed its iconic iPhone and iPad had been illegally copied.

Samsung Electronics‘ Galaxy S III, right, and Apple’s iPhone 4S are displayed at a mobile phone shop in Seoul, South Korea.(Ahn Young-joon/Associated Press)

The jury, which had examined infringement claims and counter-claims by Apple and Samsung, ruled the South Korean electronics giant had infringed on a number of patents, the tech websites Cnet and The Verge said in live courtroom blogs.

The verdict affects patents on a range of Samsung products including some of its popular Galaxy smartphones…

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RIHANNA AND JOAN RIVERS IN TWITTER-WAR

Rihanna. PICTURE: Google

A Twitter-war has broken out between two ladies and R&B hotty Chris Brown is in the middle. Rihanna recently appeared on Oprah Winfrey’s The Next Chapter telling the queen of talk she still loves her ex bf Chris Brown. Fashion Police ranger  Joan Rivers, famous for telling it like it is, then tweeted: “Rihanna tells Oprah Winfrey she still loves Chris Brown. Idiot! Now its MY turn to slap her”. And Rihanna, not shy to hit back, tweeted “wow you really do get slow when you’re old huh?” Now Rihanna fans are slamming Joan. Joan 0 – Rihanna 2


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CELEBRITY GOSSIP SNIPPETS FROM HOLLYWOOD TO LONDON. David Beckham in new affair rumours

David Beckham. PICTURE: Mommygothblog

UK singer Katherine Jenkins is not a very clever woman. The Daily Mail reports she posted on her Twitter page she denies having an affair with David Beckham because she heard rumours. Uhm, Katherine, we did not know about it until you put it up on Twitter. She wrote on Twitter: I’ve only met David twice: once at the  Military Awards in 2010 & on a night out in the West End in Feb 2012. We were out in a group of friends & it  was just a normal fun evening out. Just so we are clear I have  never been on my  own with him and never arranged to meet up. David’s reps reacted to the story with: “we have to put up with this nonsense on Twitter.”

 

 

 

 

 


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SA BORN BRITISH DESIGNER ERIC WAY LAUNCHES NEW 7DAY EATING PLAN. Way lost 75kgs in 7 months.

International Fashion Designer and Health and Lifestyle

Eric Way with the latest form of botox called Natox

Guru for Wayslim (www.wayslim.co.za) and Natox (www.natox.com), working in partnership with The Fairlawns Boutique Hotel and Spa is currently in Johannesburg working with the hotel to create the new 7 day eating plan to be launched in December 2012 at the hotels new Hydro Spa.

Eric Way is also launching his semi-autobiography and documentary in January 2013 in which the eating plan and recipes and cooking programme will be shown. Eric Way lost 75kgs in 7 months and has maintained his weight for the last three and a half years through using his own eating methods.

This he now shares worldwide through people wanting to lead a happier and healthier lifestyle. Eric is known internationally as a Celebrity Fashion Designer designeing for the likes of Ivana Trump, Cherie Blair, Dame Shirley Bassey, also well known for designing for Charlotte in the hit US series ‘Sex in the City’.

He also created the worlds most expensive diamond jacket, valued at $1million and creating a fabulous collection of dog accessories for Warner Bros Scooby Doo movie which was sold exclusively in Harrods.
Eric Way is delighted to be working with one of South Africa’s leading 5 star Boutique Hotel and Spa. Glamour is what Eric Way is all about which is exactly why The Fairlawns Boutique Hotel is the perfect synergy.

Eric Way when he was still over weight. PICTURE: THE STAR