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Blackrock Casino hosted two unforgettable nights of entertainment with local comedian Simphiwe Shembe on Friday, 4 March 2016 and Saturday, 5 March 2016.

Titled, the “Simphiwe Shembe Comedy Connection”, guests were treated to a show to remember with laughter and side-splitting hilarity as Shembe laid on his unique wit and characteristic humour.

Shembe  effortlessly headlined the show with comicality and charm,  and was supported by a score of other home-grown funny men such as Tsoro, Sifiso Nene, Syanda Maphumulo, Amawele Asechesterville, and Skhumba Hlophe just to name a few.

“It’s always amazing to see our local comedians rocking the stage and telling stories that only we as South Africans can relate to.” says Blackrock Casino Marketing Manager, Veneshrie Chetty.

TEXTLESS KEY ART ©2003 CBS Worldwide Inc. All Rights ReservedOscar winner Susan Sarandon says the true story of Dr Jerri Nielsen struck a chord with her.

Sarandon takes the role of the doctor, whose battle with breast cancer while working at a research station in Antarctica made headlines around the world, in Ice Bound, to be aired on True Movies (DSTV Channel 138) on Friday, March 11 at 20h45.
“I had huge empathy with Jerri who faced the ravages of a life-threatening disease in a remote location,” she said, revealing that she had her own breast cancer scare a number of years ago.

As the only doctor at the research station, Nielson had to diagnose herself and then work out her medical options. What she couldn’t do was fly to the nearest surgeon because the station was closed for nine months to incoming and outgoing traffic. And at one point, she seriously considered operating on herself.
Playing Nielsen, a strong woman who wanted a new adventure and was trying to escape an unhappy past, was appealing to Sarandon. Continue reading

Adding a touch of class with a dash of style to Golden Valley’s March entertainment lineup are all male singing trio, The Black Ties. They hit the stage in grandiose fashion at Winners Sports Bar on 18 March 2016.

Starring Chad Saaiman, Keeno Lee and Lloyd Janson, The Black Ties are entertaining, charming and above all, fun. One of South Africa’s most sought after cover bands, the trio will perform           a spectacular selection of toe tapping songs by well known artists, from Stevie Wonder, Frank Sinatra, Michael Buble and Lionel Richie to the likes of Sam Smith, Daft Punk, Bruno Mars and Pharrell Williams.

Always styled to perfection and dressed to the nines, The Black Ties are a class act with a penchant for old world charm while acknowledging contemporary trends.  They have promised an evening of superlative entertainment that will have the audience singing and swaying along.

Their show at Golden Valley will start at 21h00 and entrance is R120 per person. Tickets can be bought at the Golden Valley Cash Desk. No under 18’s allowed. Most Valued Guest discounts apply. For more information contact 023 348 7200.





Johannesburg/Lagos, 8 March 2016: MTV today revealed the nominees for the “2016 MTV Movie Awards” setting the stage for the 25th anniversary of the ultimate celebration of blockbuster movies and the fans who love them. Avengers: Age of Ultron, Creed, Deadpool, Jurassic World, Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Straight Outta Compton scored nominations for “Movie of the Year,” with Star Wars: The Force Awakens garnering the most nominations (11) for a franchise. Continue reading

Programme:          Jongo
Channel:                 BET (DStv channel 129)
Date:                         Monday 14 March

Episode:                  5
Time:                        21:05

This week on Jongo, African superhero Eli and Kay embark on a new quest, which leaves them faced with an unexpected surprise.  And what is the identity of the mystery man who is hot on their heels?

Ziv finally realises he is being used as a pawn by Benjamin and takes steps to thwart him.

To see this riveting ensemble, tune in Mondays on BET (DStv channel 129) at 21:05 CAT.

The Pregnancy Pact

Wednesday March 16 at 20h45
The Pregnancy Project
Thursday March 17 at 21h00
True Movies (DStv Channel 138)

Teenage pregnancy is the focus of two films to be aired on True Movies – both based on true stories which received global attention.
The first is The Pregnancy Pact to be broadcast on DStv Channel 138, Wednesday March 16 at 20h45.
In 2008, the small fishing community of Gloucester, Massachusetts found itself at the centre of a worldwide media firestorm. There were 18 pregnant girls at the high school-four times the norm-and according to rumour, they weren’t all accidents. When talk of a “pregnancy pact” between the girls surfaced, local gossip transformed into international media fascination overnight. Reporters from all over the world descended upon the town, demanding answers.

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Friday, 26 February 2016: Shield, South Africa’s number one selling deodorant brand, has launched Shield MotionSense, the world’s first anti-perspirant with unique microcapsules, activated by movement. This breakthrough, patented technology delivers bursts of freshness as you move, leaving you feeling fresh and protected throughout the day.

Shield MotionSense is the next generation in anti-perspirants with advanced motion-activated technology. Tiny microcapsules ‘burst’ when activated by friction, releasing freshness when you need it the most.

“Moving and being active is part of our everyday lives – the way we walk, run, dance and play. Understanding how the body moves has helped us develop this revolutionary anti-perspirant technology,” says Sue Carruthers, Shield Brand Manager at Unilever. “New Shield MotionSense is our premium range that gives you the freedom to keep moving with confidence, so you can enjoy living.” Continue reading

Programme:           Lip Sync Battle USA
Channel:                 MTV (DStv channel 130)
Date:                       Monday 14 March
Episode:                6
Contestants:          Hayden Panettiere vs Eva Longoria
Time:                       21:35

Expect a full-on diva battle as Hollywood soap stars get into a lather in the quest to take home the coveted Lip Sync Battle belt.“Nashville” actress Hayden Panettiere takes on “Desperate Housewife” Eva Longoria as the two actresses line up for TV’s hottest reality show.

Hayden’s sexy performance of girl power classic “Lady Marmalade” gets a massive boost thanks to a surprise appearance by Christina Aguilera. Not to be outdone, Eva brings out her A game, delivering a sizzling version of “Anaconda” in bright pink hot pants and a prosthetic bottom, in homage to Nicki Minaj’s famous derriere. Continue reading

Freshly cracked, for a sunny start to the day – we’re lovin’ it already!

Johannesburg, 08 March 2016: Eating something in the morning could help improve your mood. It is just one advantage on a long list of well documented benefits to starting your day with breakfast.

Now, McDonald’s SA continues to help South Africans wake up to a better day by evolving its breakfast menu offering with the celebration of McMuffin Morning (#McMuffinMorning) on Wednesday, 9 March 2016. Continue reading

Brilliant new series premieres exclusively on ITV Choice (DStv 123)
on Friday, March 18 at 21:00

Anyone who watched The Graham Norton Show a few weeks ago would have seen one of Norton’s guests, Tracey Ullman, discussing her new comedy sketch show. Ullman’s interview was followed by a clip which showed the comedienne, looking like a dead ringer for Dame Judy Dench, in a very funny sketch in which Dench was caught shoplifting

Now South African viewers have the chance to watch all six half-hour episodes, when Tracey Ullman’s Show premieres exclusively on ITV Choice (DStv 123) on Friday, March 18 at 21h00. Two episodes will be shown back-to-back each week for three weeks.

The UK is a melting pot of characters and cultures. Each episode of Tracey Ullman’s Show follows some of those characters, sometimes through their day, sometimes for a single moment. The series will feature warm and entertaining characters that are observational and recognisable; truthful, with a dose of eccentricity. Ullman’s unique talents and extraordinary versatility cover the full gamut from everyday people to superstars. Continue reading

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