‘The Lion King’ rules with $185mn debut

Simba and Mufasa reigned supreme this weekend as Disney’s The Lion King dominated box office charts. Director Jon Favreau’s remake of the animated classic collected a massive $185-million from 4,756 North American theatres during its first three days of release. In yet another win for Disney, the movie landed the best domestic launch for a PG film and set a […]

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Hollywood producer detained in Malaysia over 1MDB scandal

The Malaysian producer of the Leonardo DiCaprio-starred film “The Wolf of Wall Street” was arrested Thursday on suspicion of money laundering as part of investigations into the 1MDB scandal, officials said. Riza Aziz was detained in Malaysia after questioning by graft investigators and will appear in court Friday to face charges, said Latheefa Koya, head […]

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Harry and Meghan announce private christening of son

Prince Harry and his wife Meghan will christen their baby son Archie on Saturday at a private ceremony and will not disclose his godparents’ identities, Buckingham Palace said. “Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor will be christened in a small private ceremony by the Archbishop of Canterbury in the Private Chapel at Windsor Castle on Saturday 6th July,” […]

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Rapper ASAP Rocky arrested in Stockholm after street brawl

American rapper ASAP Rocky was arrested in Stockholm this week, suspected of aggravated assault, after a street brawl part of which was caught on video, Swedish prosecutors said Wednesday. The incident took place on Sunday and was partly captured in a video published by celebrity news outlet TMZ. In the video the artist, whose real […]

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WATCH | Here’s Dr Malinga & Jub Jub’s Uyajola music video

Dr Malinga went and created a mock episode of the popular reality show Uyajola 99for his music video inspired by the US series Cheaters, which also features the host of  the show, Jub Jub. The Via Orlando hitmaker was inspired by the first episode of the show where a woman was exposed as a cheat. It was also revealed […]

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Simz Ngema: Women have it hard – they are judged for everything

As her acting career continues to thrive and her singing career gains momentum, Simz Ngema hasn’t forgotten her desire to help create safe spaces for women to come together and talk. Speaking to SowetanLIVE’s sister publication TshisaLIVE, Simz shared why the “Diary of a young widow, divorcee and single woman” project was a priority for […]

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‘Baby Are You Coming’ hit in plagiarism furore

“Yebo!” is at the centre of a huge plagiarism scandal that is brewing over amapiano dance hit Baby Are You Coming. Sowetan can reveal that musician Morena The Squire, real name Morena Sefatsa, has lodged a dispute with the Southern African Music Rights Organisation (Samro), accusing Pretoria group Zero12 Finest of sampling his material without his […]

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Cuba Gooding Jr. to turn himself in after groping allegation

Actor Cuba Gooding Jr. intends to turn himself in to New York City police after a woman accused him of groping her at a Manhattan bar over the weekend, NBC News reported on Wednesday, citing Gooding’s representative. The Oscar-winning actor plans to present himself to the NYPD’s sex crimes unit on Thursday. The woman, who has not been identified, […]

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