• ewn.co.za

    Leonardo DiCaprio ordered to return Oscar statue

    Leonardo DiCaprio has been ordered to return an Oscars statue given to Marlon Brando in 1954 because of an ongoing investigation involving Jho Low, who gifted him the trophy. The 44-year-old actor - who ended a long career journey when he was named best actor for his role in 2015's The Revenant - was gifted Brando's 1954 trophy for On The Waterfront, and he will have to hand it over to authorities due to an ongoing court case. As reported by the New York Times, Malasian financier Low gave DiCaprio the award after originally buying it at an auction for $600,000. Low - who financed the actor's movie The Wolf of Wall Street in 2013 - is accused of committing fraud against an investment fund for billions of dollars.

  • Independent Online

    Dealer, insurer refuse to pay for R627 000 damage to luxury Merc

    Durban - ALLEN Naidoo is the owner of a luxury vehicle worth nearly R800 000, but has been unable to drive for almost 18 months. The engine of Naidoo’s Mercedes-Benz CLA 45 ceased to work in July 2017. Since the car broke down, the Westville businessman, 68, has honoured his monthly car payments and insurance premiums of about R12 000. However, neither his insurance company (Santam) nor NMI Umhlanga, the dealership that sold him the vehicle in 2015, were prepared to take responsibility for the damages. Instead, NMI Umhlanga has indicated they were prepared to fix the vehicle provided he paid R627 433.30 for the required repair work. Naidoo said being without his vehicle has caused him distress

  • timeslive.co.za

    'Ramaphosa can't defeat me'

    Former SABC executive Hlaudi Motsoeneng has repeated his desire to occupy office in the Union Buildings. He is planning to launch his own political party soon and will contest the 2019 elections, the Sowetan reported on Wednesday. “I am going to contest [against President Cyril] Ramaphosa because I want to be the president of the country. I don’t think Ramaphosa can defeat me. I am going to shock the country,” he told the newspaper. Motsoeneng told his supporters that he wanted to become president of the country when he appeared in the high court in Johannesburg on December 6 to fight the SABC over a multimillion rand “success bonus”. Judgment in the case was reserved.

  • Daily Maverick

    As its ratings fall precipitously, the EFF goes post-tr...

    EFF Leader Juluis Malema arrives at the Brooklyn police station to open a criminal case involving money laundering, corruption, racketeering, fraud, perjury, as well as contravention of the Intelligence Act and Prevention and Combating of Corrupt Activities Act against Public Enterprises Minister, Pravin Gordhan and his daughter Anisha Gordhan on November 27, 2018 in Pretoria, South Africa. This is part of a series by Daily Maverick exploring how the start-up party which had such potential has become a fact-totem of the post-truth era and the lead manufacturer of disinformation in South Africa. EFF leaders have this week poured cold water on an opinion poll which shows that its national support would be 11% if an election were held at the time of the poll, claiming that they will emerge as victors in the 2019 national and provincial elections. On national television and on the powerful social media medium, the party, through its president Julius Malema and its deputy president Floyd Shivambu, maintains a post-truth position that it will win the election, despite all evidence to the contrary.

  • BuzzFeed

    Here's What Kelly Rowland's Real Hair Looks Like

    Singer Kelly Rowland posted a photo of her natural hair without any weave or extensions, and it's perfection!

  • Independent Online

    Zodwa Wabantu says her 'Ben 10' is handling fame like a man

    Local entertainer Zodwa Wabantu has been opening up more and more about at her man, Ntobeko Linda, and says he's handling this "fame sh*t like a man". Wabantu finally tagged Linda in a light-hearted post on Instagram with the caption: "Movie night every Wednesday Zodwa Wabantu & @ntobzz Finally I Tag him. He has handled this Fame Shit like a Man. He ain't No Chris Brown". Speaking to TsishaLIVE, Wabantu explains that the reason she was so secretive at the beginning is that was trying to keep prying eyes away from him. However, since she first shared a picture of him, he has handled being in the public eye really well. "I love the fact that he understands my job but more than that he knows that

  • timeslive.co.za

    Four celebrities haunted by old homophobic tweets

    Vice dug up the archives and shared the offensive material. "Yo if my son comes home & try’s 2 play with my daughters doll house I’m going 2 break it over his head & say n my voice 'stop that’s gay'," tweeted Kevin. In another post, he wrote: "Yo wtf is going on with @wayne215 and all this gay sh*t????? Say it ain’t so man!!! Is he coming out of the closet?" The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences demanded an apology from Kevin, but the comedian chose to do more than apologise - he stepped down as awards host. "I do not want to be a distraction on a night that should be celebrated by so many amazing talented artists. I sincerely apologise to the LGBTQ community for my insensitive words