Feb 2013 14

The nominees for the Nickelodeon’s 26th Annual Kids’ Choice Awards are out. This year’s nominees include Adele, Justin Bieber, Big Time Rush, Bon Jovi, Miranda Cosgrove, Johnny Depp, Robert Downey Jr., Selena Gomez, Anne Hathaway, Vanessa Hudgens, Victoria Justice, Jennifer Lawrence, Maroon 5, Bruno Mars, One Direction, Katy Perry, Michael Phelps, Julia Roberts, Chris Rock, Adam Sandler, Will Smith, Kristen Stewart, Ben Stiller, Taylor Swift, Tim Tebow, Venus & Serena Williams to name but a few.

As of today, fans can cast their votes in 22 categories on NickAfrica.com and the awards will be hosted by Hollywood actor Josh Duhamel on 23 March in Los Angeles.

It’s a fight to the cinematic finish as Kids’ Choice Awards former host and winner Will Smith, Johnny Depp and newcomer Andrew Garfield nab nominations for Favourite Movie Actor: Smith for Men in Black 3, Depp for Dark Shadows and Garfield for The Amazing Spider-Man. Jennifer Lawrence, Kristen Stewart and Scarlett Johansson kicked butt with dual nominations for Favourite Movie Actress and Favourite Female Butt-kicker, while The Avengers, The Amazing Spider-Man, The Hunger Games and Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days are all up for Favourite Movie.

In the television category, Miranda Cosgrove, Selena Gomez and Victoria Justice round out the Favourite TV Actress nominees, with iCarly, Wizards of Waverly Place and 2012 KCA winner Victorious also competing for Favourite TV Show. First time nominees Carlos Pena (Big Time Rush), Lucas Cruikshank (Marvin Marvin), Jake T. Austin (Wizards of Waverly Place) and Ross Lynch (Austin & Ally) were tapped for Favourite TV Actor.

Taylor Swift scored three nominations: one for Favourite Voice from an Animated Movie (The Lorax), Favourite Song (“We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together”) and Favourite Female Singer. Last year’s Favourite Music Group, Big Time Rush made the list again, up against Maroon 5, Bon Jovi and One Direction, whose single “What Makes You Beautiful” is also nominated for Favourite Song.

The nominees for Nickelodeon’s 26th Annual Kids’ Choice Awards are:

TELEVISION:

Favourite TV Show
Good Luck Charlie
iCarly
Victorious
Wizards of Waverly Place

Favourite Reality Show
America’s Got Talent
American Idol
The Voice
Wipeout

Favourite Cartoon
The Fairly Odd Parents
Phineas and Ferb
SpongeBob SquarePants
Tom and Jerry

Favourite Male TV Star
Jake T. Austin (Wizards of Waverly Place)
Lucas Cruikshank (Marvin Marvin)
Ross Lynch (Austin & Ally)
Carlos Pena (Big Time Rush)

Favourite Female TV Star
Miranda Cosgrove (iCarly)
Selena Gomez (Wizards of Waverly Place)
Victoria Justice (Victorious)
Bridgit Mendler (Good Luck Charlie)

FILM:

Favourite Movie
The Amazing Spider-Man
The Avengers
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days
The Hunger Games

Favourite Movie Actor
Johnny Depp (Dark Shadows)
Andrew Garfield (The Amazing Spider-Man)
Zachary Gordon (Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days)
Will Smith (Men in Black 3)

Favourite Movie Actress
Vanessa Hudgens (Journey 2: Mysterious Island)
Scarlett Johansson (The Avengers)
Jennifer Lawrence (The Hunger Games)
Kristen Stewart (The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2)

Favourite Animated Movie
Brave
Ice Age: Continental Drift
Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted
Wreck-It Ralph

Favourite Voice from an Animated Movie
Chris Rock (Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted)
Adam Sandler (Hotel Transylvania)
Ben Stiller (Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted)
Taylor Swift (The Lorax)

Favourite Male Butt-kicker
Robert Downey Jr. (The Avengers)
Andrew Garfield (The Amazing Spider-Man)
Chris Hemsworth (The Avengers)
Dwayne Johnson (Journey 2: Mysterious Island)

Favourite Female Butt-kicker

Anne Hathaway (The Dark Knight Rises)
Scarlett Johansson (The Avengers)
Jennifer Lawrence (The Hunger Games)
Kristen Stewart (Snow White and the Huntsman)

MUSIC:

Favourite Music Group
Big Time Rush
Bon Jovi
Maroon 5
One Direction

Favourite Male Singer
Justin Bieber
Bruno Mars
Blake Shelton
Usher

Favourite Female Singer
Adele
Katy Perry
P!nk
Taylor Swift

Favourite Song
“Call Me Maybe” (Carly Rae Jepsen)
“Gangnam Style” (PSY)
“We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together” (Taylor Swift)
“What Makes You Beautiful” (One Direction)

SPORTS:

Favourite Male Athlete
LeBron James
Michael Phelps
Tim Tebow
Shaun White

Favourite Female Athlete
Gabrielle Douglas
Danica Patrick
Serena Williams
Venus Williams

OTHER CATEGORIES:

Favourite Villain
Reed Alexander (iCarly)
Simon Cowell (The X Factor)
Tom Hiddleston (The Avengers)
Julia Roberts (Mirror Mirror)

Favourite Book
Diary of a Wimpy Kid series
Harry Potter series
The Hunger Games series
Magic Tree House series

Favourite Video Game
Just Dance 4
Mario Kart 7
Skylanders Giants
Wii Sports

Favourite App
Angry Birds
Fruit Ninja
Minecraft
Temple Run

To learn more about the Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards, go to Facebook  or join the conversation on Twitter  using the hashtag #NickKCA_SA.

Feb 2013 14

AfricaMagic’s Big Brother Africa has smashed records since it first launched and with it’s eighth season already in production, this week the show’s fans emphatically proved that it remains arguably the biggest and most popular television series on the continent when they helped the show to hit a milestone 1 million Facebook likes!

Having championed the concept of audience engagement from its very first day on air, Big Brother Africa has reached out to DStv viewers in a variety of innovative ways including the option for viewers to send messages directly to the screen of the live 24/7 broadcast, and in that way sharing their thoughts, opinions and feelings about the show directly with others watching in 47 countries.

But as social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter have grown rapidly across Africa, so too has the reach of the series as fans dissect actions in the Big Brother house, anticipate twists and turns and share breaking news in what is a remarkable display of African dialogue around a program that is both hugely entertaining and at the same time, socially informative.

“This is social engagement at its finest. At one level, it’s simply Africans gathering around a specific topic whose conversations are centralized around Big Brother. But on another level, it speaks to the continuous desire for connection that Africans have. It clearly demonstrates the growing reality of pan-Africanism, the increasing sense that Africans are stronger together than separately. It’s a remarkable achievement for a show like Big Brother Africa and one that is only possible because a million people made it so,” says Biola Alabi, MD for M-Net Africa.

She continues, “Fans of this show challenge us every day to make something that they will enjoy, they push usevery day to keep the concept fresh, they motivate us every day to keep Big Brother Africa dynamic. So this is their success. Our thanks go to every single one of them. And from Sunday, 26 May we’ll bring them something fun and new that they will not want to miss!”

With the entries for the show closing on Valentine’s Day, Big Brother Africa 8 is set to run live 24/7 for 91 days on DStv, starting 26 May. For more information on the series, check out these online homes: www.africamagic.tv;  Twitter ; Facebook  and YouTube.

Produced for AfricaMagic by Endemol SA, Big Brother Africa currently has 279 000 Twitter followers. In 2012, the show drew over 2.3 million messages to TV, over 2 million unique online browsers and 128 000 000 website page views.

Feb 2013 08

Things are heating up in preparation of the new season of Tropika Island of Treasure, which was shot on location in Jamaica last year. The first episode premieres on 16 February on SABC1 and I can’t wait to see what the new season entails.

In case you forgot, the cast comprises oh-so-sexy celebrities AKA, DA L.E.S, Phuti Khomo, Pearl Thusi, Jay Anstey, Reeva Steenkamp and Mario Ogle, as well as the seven lucky public winners Katleho Molai, Mbali Ngaleka, Genevieve Amy Arulappan, Sinethemba Buthelezi, Duan Wanty and Kefentse Moagi.

This week’s episode on Kagiso’s Island of Treasure is hilarious: Kagiso Lediga has a breakdown on camera! Why, you may ask? Well, that’s what you get when you piss off your fellow co-host, former Miss Jamaica Rosina Casserly, and you decide to shoot the entire online TV show by yourself. Not a smart move there, Kagiso!

Remember everything he said back in Episode 2 about needing a good team? Well Kagiso seems to think he was wrong. He is of the opinion that “all you need is yourself”.

“I’m a one-man film crew and I’m hitting the streets of Jamaica to prove I’ve got what it takes to host the Tropika Island of Treasure 5!” Dream on, Kagiso!

After upsetting Rosina last week while visiting the Bob Marley Museum in Kingston, Kagiso’s entire crew abandoned him – leaving him to shoot the remainder of his online TV series by himself. This week, Kagiso walks the beaches and streets of Kingston, aiming to work all alone – a move which clearly sends him into complete meltdown mode – great for viewing pleasure. He even pops in at the Nelson Mandela Park, where he meets locals to find out about their knowledge about the legendary South African.

On the one hand, one can’t help but laugh at at his failure in keeping a camera crew together but viewers are all going to feel sorry for his cocky behaviour. It’s pretty apparent very fast, that Kagiso regret’s his behaviour and realises he can’t do the show by himself any more! A heartwarming moment, indeed.

Don’t miss next week’s episode when Kagiso aims to track down Rosina to apologise. He says: “I’ve never been one for saying sorry, but sometimes (very, VERY rarely), it just has to be done. It’s back to Rosina’s studio with me to make amends, find my team and finish this thing once and for all.”

Life is clearly lonely on the streets, so good luck to you Kagiso! Check out this week’s episode to see he’s public meltdown!

Keep up to date with Tropika via social media and Kagiso’s mad adventures in Jamaica, check out:

You Tube: http://www.youtube.com/user/tropikaisland

Twitter: https://twitter.com/MyTropika

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/tropikaisland?ref=ts&fref=ts

Jan 2013 31

Kagiso’s Island of Treasure is finally becoming to be such a treat! After visiting one of Jamaica’s top sports clubs last week, SA comedian Kagiso Lediga visits the Marley Museum in Kingston, Jamaica this week – the online TV show’s 8th episode.

I must admit that Kagiso is only starting to grab my attention and interest for Jamaica since last week’s episode… Finally he is getting somewhere in his quest to outshine 5FM DJ, DJ Fresh, one of the co-hosts of season five of Tropika Island of Treasure. (which premiers next  month on SABC1). With enough buzz about the season starting to kick into gear, I can’t wait to see how it will pan out and whether a celebrity or a public contestant will walk away with the R1 million prize money.

Back to this week’s episode . . . Kagiso does a fine job of alienating his camera crew and the beautiful Tropika Island of Treasure co-host and former Miss Jamaica, Rosina Casserly, when they visit the Bob Marley Museum to shed some light on the history of reggae and show off his skills as a serious documentarian.

While he doesn’t exactly showcase much of what’s inside the museum itself, reggae fans and die-hard Marley fans will appreciate graffiti of music legend Bob Marley outside the museum’s walls as well as some of his famous music lyrics echoed on these walls too. But what could possibly go wrong?

Kagiso’s quest for fame and outshining his cast and crew become a little too much, as he angers Rosina and his crew – to the point where he is left standing all alone outside the museum.

Next week, Kagiso has to pick up his bruised ego, knowing that it didn’t go so well as he had hoped at the Bob Marley Museum. He says: “It’s ok, I’m a smart guy. I can do this on my own. I’ll show them. They will see.”

Will he survive without his crew? Will Rosina forgive Kagiso for his arrogance? Check out this week’s episode… 

Keep up to date with Tropika via social media and Kagiso’s mad adventures in Jamaica, check out:

You Tube: http://www.youtube.com/user/tropikaisland

Twitter: https://twitter.com/MyTropika

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/tropikaisland?ref=ts&fref=ts

Jan 2013 30

Errol Arendz is cleaning house, more specifically his Warehouse on the 1st, 2nd and 3rd of February. The perfect opportunity to pick up women’s designer shoes, clothing, handbags and fabrics from this luxury house at seriously clear the floor prices. There will also be a large selection of unique sample items that has to go – both Winter and Summer.

This has come at a perfect time for those stylista’s who are still feeling the pinch of the silly season spending but now have the chance to get their hands on bags full of stunning new designer dresses, coats, pants and tops or a few pairs of gorgeous designer heels, flats or boots.

On offer is timeless investment pieces for your wardrobe from both the Errol Arendz and Errol Arendz DuSud (luxury ready to wear label) collections.

The Warehouse Sale commences on Friday 1 February and runs till Sunday 3 February 2013.

Venue address: Roodehek House, Roodehek Street, Gardens, Cape Town

For more information visit www.errolarendz.co.za or visit the Facebook Page for more details and offers.

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