Entertainment news: DJ Zinhle gets close-up and personal, Maggie Benedict's shoplifting drama

House deejay Zinhle, who is pregnant with hip hop artist AKA's child, recently launched her new blog. (momentsbydjzinhle.com)

House deejay Zinhle, who is pregnant with hip hop artist AKA's child, recently launched her new blog. (momentsbydjzinhle.com)

DJ Zinhle launches new blog

With a blog name like  MOMents, expect nothing less than heart-warming stories of DJ Zinhle’s journey to motherhood. The house deejay, who is pregnant with hip hop artist AKA’s child, recently launched her blog on June 3, which she describes as an open diary and letter to her unborn child. “I have gone through so much in the past few months that I have to share,” she writes.
The blog reveals how she broke news of her pregnancy to boyfriend AKA, who was out of the country when she got the results from a home pregnancy test kit. “I had to tell my boyfriend who was out of the country at the time. I couldn’t wait till he got back, so I took a picture of the stick and sent it to him. He, as many men would, responded with, “What does this mean?”, she wrote. 

Chaos erupts at hip hop concert  

Violence erupted at Hot 97 Summer Jam concert on June 7 when New Jersey state police had bottles thrown at them at the hip-hop concert at MetLife Stadium by fans, who were trying to get inside,  The Guardian reported. The police later used tear gas to try to disperse them, according to officials. The chaos began when crowds of people tried to force their way into the sold-out event by climbing over fences. 

Kendrick Lamar. (Madelene Cronje)

The concert, which is hosted annually by radio station Hot 97, featured an artist line-up that included music acts, Kendrick Lamar, Chris Brown, Trey Songz and Big Sean. The radio station released their  official statement: “When fans realised tickets were not available at the box office, a small number of people created an unsafe environment, and for the safety of all guests, the New Jersey State Police were on scene to disperse the crowd. The gates were closed at that time.  No further entry was permitted into the event. For ticket holders whose tickets were not scanned, refunds will be offered at the point of purchase.” Photos and videos of the fight between the crowd and police flooded social media on Sunday evening. 

Is Chris Brown obsessed with Karrueche? 

Can anyone keep up with US singer Chris Brown’s on and off relationship with model Karrueche Tran? The couple’s recent fall-out involved Brown jumping into Tran’s car after leaving the Playhouse Nightclub in Los Angeles on June 4 where they were both spotted. Tran reportedly asked Brown to leave her car but later that night he showed up at her doorstep and both got into a screaming match that was eventually stopped by the police,  TMZ reported. According to HollywoodLife reports, all the singer wanted to do was to talk things through with Tran. 

Chris Brown. (Reuters)

The website quotes a source close to Chris saying: “He was just trying to talk to her, that’s all. He wanted to talk to her face-to-face about their relationship.”  The source adds that Chris only got into Tran’s car to make sure she “was alright and not mad” that he had spoken to her earlier on in the club, telling her how beautiful she looked. The couple had been dating on and off since 2011 but called it quits in March 2015  when news surfaced that Brown had fathered a child with model Nia Guzman.  

Maggie Benedict off the hook

Actress Maggie Benedict’s nightmare is finally over after being acquitted of charges of theft at the Randburg Magistrates’s Court on June 4.  The Ashes to Ashes actress was accused of stealing a bottle of painkillers priced at R17.49, from the Checkers supermarket at Cresta Mall, Johannesburg, on December 2013 after security found the sealed pills in her bag, the  Sowetan reported. The state’s evidence failed to prove beyond reasonable doubt that Benedict had stolen the pills. She pleaded not guilty from the get-go and maintained that she had purchased the pills weeks upon entering the store but could not produce the receipt for the sealed pills.

Simba Mhere’s accident accused appears in court

The driver involved in the car accident that killed Top Billing presenter Simba Mhere and his friend Kady-Shay O’Bryan on January 31 2015, made his first court appearance on June 4 at the Randburg Magistrates’s Court. The driver, who was identified as 21 year-old Preshalin Naidoo, faces two counts of culpable homicide,  The Citizen reported. According to Metro police spokesperson Edna Mamonyane, Naidoo’s car “had taken the William Nicol off-ramp from the N1 at Fourways, crossed over a middle island and crashed into the driver’s side of Mhere’s vehicle”. Mhere was driving when the accident occurred, while O’Bryan was in seated in backseat. Mhere’s father, who was in the passenger front seat, survived the accident. Naidoo’s trial date was set for August 18 2015. 


Simba Mhere (Facebook)

‘Tell Me Sweet Something’ movie trailer out

The trailer for local romantic comedy film, Tell Me Sweet Something, is finally out. The rom-com that has been in production since 2014, is set for release in the spring of 2015. Actors Nomzamo Mbatha and Maps ‘Masego’ Maponyane are the lead characters in the story about a Jo’burg writer, Moratiwa Vokwana (Mbatha), who falls in love with male model, Nat (Maponyane). They both come from different worlds but try to make their relationship work. Tell Me Sweet Something was written and directed by award-winning director, Akin Omotoso.

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