Entertainment News: Anele Mdoda welcomes baby boy, Christina Aguilera comes to SA

Anele Mdoda welcomes baby boy

Radio host Anele Mdoda welcomed her first child, Alakhe-Ilizwe, on the evening of August 10. Radio station 94.7 Highveld Stereo confirmed the birth of Mdoda’s baby boy on Twitter on August 11. The media personality also tweeted: 

Mdoda’s sister Tembisa Mdoda expressed her excitement on Twitter.

The new mother posted jaw-dropping tweets aimed at her former brother-in-law and actor, Atandwa Kani, on August 7. Kani, who is the son of renowned actor John Kani, recently split from his wife Tembisa, who he was reportedly traditionally married to. 

The couple has twin boys together who might be caught in the middle of the nasty split, according to reports. Kani, who stars in Mzansi Magic local’s drama series, It’s Complicated, has been flaunting his blossoming relationship with It’s Complicated co-star and now fiancée, Fikile Mthwalo.

The pair has in the past declared their love for each other on social media. 

But Kani’s behaviour has left a bitter taste in Mdoda’s mouth. She took to Twitter to express her disappointment in the way Kani is handling the spilt from her sister. We are not sure what prompted Mdoda’s reaction but she came at Kani guns blazing.

Christina Aguilera heads to South Africa

International pop singer and The Voice judge Christina Aguilera is the second international headliner for news broadcaster ANN7’s annual South African of the Year (SATY 2015) awards ceremony, which will take place at the Ticketpro Dome, Jo’burg, on October 17. 


Christina Aguilera. (Twitter)

Aguilera will share the stage with fellow US popstar Jason Derulo and local artists AKA, The Soil and Chiano Sky. 

ANN7 announced the news of Aguilera’s visit to South Africa on August 11. The songbird who burst into the entertainment industry through the kids TV show, The Mickey Mouse Club, has given us hits such as What A Girl Wants and Dirrty and has received six Grammy awards.

Tributes pour in for Big Nuz member


R Mashesha. (Facebook)

South African Music award-winning group Big Nuz was set to promote their latest album For The Fans when news of the death of group member, R Mashesha (born- Sibusiso Khomo), rocked the local music industry. Khomo died on August 7 following complications after undergoing surgery,  EWN reported. 

The three-man group is often credited for helping popularise the Durban kwaito music genre. The group shot to stardom in 2008 with their second album 2nd Round Knockout,  which had the hitsong, Ubala.

Khomo had been a victim of death hoaxes since 2014, with people posting RIP messages on social media. In the beginning of 2015 Afrotainment record label owner DJ Tira, told Sunday World newspaper he acknowledged that Khomo at the time was not in the best shape but that he was fine.

Tributes have since poured in for the late kwaito star.

Jennifer Aniston ties the knot  


Justin Theroux and Jennifer Aniston. (AFP)

Hollywood actors Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux got married in a secret wedding ceremony on August 12. The couple got engaged in 2012 but decided tie the knot at their $21-million Bel Air home in front of 75 wedding guests that included celebrities, Ellen DeGeneres, Jimmy Kimmel and Sandra Bullock, People magazine reported. According to People, the couple first met on the Hawaii set of 2008’s Tropic Thunder and became close friends until they started dating in 2011. Actor Courteney Cox was Aniston’s maid of honour, while Kimmel officiated the ceremony. According to TV personality, Howard Stern, the newlyweds’s first dance was to a Sia song. 

Aniston was previously married to actor Brad Pitt for five years but the couple got a divorce in 2005. 

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