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Tropika sure knows how to create a massive buzz – all ahead of their new season of the famous local reality TV show, Tropika Island of Treasure.

Season 5, which will be filmed in November this year, is expected to air next year February on SABC1 and will see 14 contestants vie for the R1 million cash prize in Jamaica.

The celebrity cast comprises of:  singer Mario Ogle, Isidingo actress Jay Anstey, TV presenter and actress Phuti Khomo, rappers Da Les and AKA, model Reeva Steenkamp as well as TV star Pearl Thusi.

The Tropika flash mob video that has every one talking online has been widely shared around SA on YouTube and has now amassed over 758 000 views so far! Wow, and filming hasn’t even begun as yet!

It’s a clever, yet interesting concept by Tropika to create such a heavy buzz ahead of the show’s new season . . . What’s your take on the video?

Sep 2012 21

Survivor host Jeff Probst, who now has his very own talk show in the USA, can actually sing a note or two!

Does this mean that the popular reality TV personality has found a new calling? Check this clip out from his new talk show, The Jeff Probst Show, where he shows off his musical talents in front of his audience . . .

Sep 2012 18

Movie fans are in for a treat! Hunky Hollywood actor Boris Kodjoe spends most of the new  Resident Evil: Retribution movie in a tank top, showing off his muscles and fighting skills to perfection.

Kodjoe, who rose to fame with his role in the hit TV series Soul Food, reprises his role as Luther in the latest instalment of the sci-fi thriller Resident Evil: Retribution, which was released on the South African movie circuit today.

According to Kodjoe, working again with the film’s lead star Milla Jovovich “was a lot of fun” and he explains that they do get along off the movie set too.

“She is just an incredibly beautiful person, both inside and out, and she’s a dynamic team leader on set. Our families get along so well that we hang out together for play dates and socialising when we’re not working,” he explained to me in LA.

“This instalment of Resident Evil was quite physically challenging for me. I had to be in extreme shape for the role and this time around the choreography for the fight scenes were quite intensive. What most people don;t know is that I had to shoot my scenes in the cold in tank tops, seeing as we filmed during the Canadian winter. It was rough but I was happy how everything turned out,” he recalled.

Kodjoe, who admits he’s a big fan of South Africa, first visited the country a working model in the early 2000′s, where he got to see “quite a bit” of the country – after enduring a bad tennis injury that prevented him from turning professional alongside best friend, Boris Becker.

“I’ve visited South Africa three times already and I’ve been to Johannesburg, Durban, Cape Town and Soweto. I love Cape Town as a city but the warmness of the South African people really made an impression on me. I even got to learn a little Afrikaans – which is similar to Dutch, which I speak fluently.”

Kodjoe was so impressed with South Africa that when he signed on to star in Starship Troopers 3 in 2008, alongside Hollywood actor Casper Van Dien and now close friend South African actor Stelio Savante (who has been working and living in Hollywood for over 20 years now), that he brought his wife Nicole Ari Parker along to experience SA while he filmed Starship Troopers 3 here.

“Nicole and I have so many great memories from our SA visit that we just cannot wait to return soon,” he said.

- This interview was also published on Zalebs.


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