Thursday, 31 May 2012

Justin Bieber - Dozens of girls injured in Norway concert

Oslo's mayor has launched an investigation into yesterday's near-catastrophic Justin Bieber concert in Norway -- after 49 teenage girls were injured in the fandemonium ... and 14 were taken by ambulance for emergency care.

No one was seriously injured, but Mayor Fabian Stang groused, "I have already called on the Emergency Planning Agency to examine the entire event from the planning stage to its implementation. We have to find out what went wrong and why it happened."

TMZ broke the story ... Oslo police nearly declared a state of emergency as tens of thousands of teenage Bieber fans descended on the city, mobbing the streets.

Mayor Stang said it got so bad ... he had to hide behind a tree at one point to avoid getting trampled. Some people even tried to use inflatable rafts to reach the stage.

Zahara had faith in me: Munetsi

Zahara and George Munetsi
As South Africans ululated at the achievements of Afro-Jazz sensation, Zahara, who scooped eight accolades at the South African Music Awards, little did Zimbabweans know that they had also had cause to celebrate.

 Among the awards that debutante Zahara won was in the “Best Collaboration” category for the bi-lingual song “Incwad’Encane”, in which she featured former Radio 3 Disc Jockey, George Munetsi. Enjoy the song below:

Comrade Fatso to host Miombo Magic Musical Festival

Cde Fatso
Zimbabwe’s powerful performer of Chikwata, whose poetry is street, urban, hip hop and African is set to be the official host for Miombo Magic Musical Festival, a two day music festival to be held in Christonbank, 25km north of Harare.
The Festival to be held in a private game reserve with beautiful views overlooking the Golden Stairs and Iron Mask Range will run from 1000 hours of June 02 to 1500 hours of June 03, 2012.
Raising the curtains of the show on Saturday morning will be Word is Power, a home-grown gospel rock band from Christon Bank and Prayer Soul Mtamangira, Zimbabwe's finest neo-soul artist, whose music is a soulful blend of mellow vocals and fresh guitar.

David Beckham takes his mother Sandra for lunch

David Beckham and mom Sandra
He is good looking, athletic, a fan of male grooming and judging by these photographs he is a real mummy's boy. David Beckham arrived back in London today and chose to combine two of his favourite things in one swift move.

The 37-year-old picked up his mother Sandra and headed straight for his east London cuisine of choice - pie and mash.  The Los Angeles Galaxy footballer posted a picture on his Facebook page of his lunch date with his mother, earlier today.

He said: 'As I'm sure you would have expected, I had a pie and mash lunch today with my mum. There is nothing better.' The photograph has over 40,000 likes and almost 2,000 comments. Dailymail

Mr Ugly Harare - the Video

Roki tipped to win Big Brother

Recently evicted Big Brother Stargame housemate, Mampi Mukate, has tipped Roki to win this year’s reality show. In an interview with NewsDay yesterday, the 25-year-old Zambian R&B singer, who was booted out of the show last Sunday, said she believed the $300 000 prize will go to Roki or Sierra Leone’s Zainab because of the duo’s interesting characters.

“These two housemates thrilled me when I was in the house because of their characters. They are special cases because they are weird, mad, insane and beyond crazy,” said Mampi.

Nox – Iwe Maria [official video]

Justin Bieber to Take Fans ‘All Around the World’ in NBC Special

Justin Bieber
Justin Bieber is adding yet another television appearance to his already impressive résumé. The canadian pop prince will take his Beliebers behind the scenes of his Believe tour for an NBC special called ‘Justin Bieber: All Around the World.’

Justin Bieber - Cops threaten state of emergency

Justin Bieber
Police in Norway are on the verge of declaring a state of emergency in Oslo, after tens of thousands of unruly Justin Bieber fans overran the city -- and now, they're begging the singer for help.

Justin's scheduled to perform 4 new songs tonight outside Oslo's famed opera house as part of his "Around the World" TV special -- and we're told crazed Bieber fans from all over Europe have descended on the city for the event.

We're told the crowds have swelled to such overwhelming numbers, the police lost control -- and are pleading with Bieber to take the stage early ... before all hell breaks loose ... as in RIGHT NOW

Bobbi Kristina did not walk off set - Tyler Perry

Tyler Perry and Bobbi Kristina
Tyler Perry is calling BS on reports Whitney Houston's daughter Bobbi Kristina walked off the set of his TV show "For Better Or Worse" -- claiming the rumors are "not true at all."

Bobbi Kristina has a small recurring role on the show -- but reports have been circulating she called it quits before wrapping the season, storming off the set in tears.

Now Tyler -- the creator of the show -- has taken to his website to dispel the rumors, writing, "There is no way that she could have walked off the set because we have finished taping the season."

Tyler writes, "Were there tough days for her? Yes of course. Not because of the acting or any job-related issues but because of the fact that she had just lost her mother."

He adds, "So yes she was grieving, but grief aside, she managed to finish her obligation and did a great job at the same time."     TMZ

DJ Fresh to perform in Bulawayo

DJ Fresh
Popular South African house music disc jockey, DJ Fresh, is set to perform at Sports 747 on June 23.
Fresh is a veteran sought-after international music selector. A spokesperson for Sports 747 told NewsDay yesterday Fresh would jet into the country on June 23 in the afternoon and perform in the evening.

“In the afternoon of June 23 he will mix and mingle with his fans at 747 and also go on a tour of the city,” he said. Fresh, a presenter on 5FM in South Africa, will perform in the city for the first time this year having thrilled house music fans in August last year at Bar Labhala.

Wednesday, 30 May 2012

Mr Ugly Harare in Pictures

William Masvinu, newly crowned Mr Ugly Harare is seen here with his wife, Alice, who does not think her husband is ugly at all. But the judges voted him as the ugliest man in Harare on the night at a colourful contest held at City Sports Bar in the capital.

MR Ugly and Wife
The 38-year-old Epworth man was apparently confident his looks would earn him the title and brought his wife, Alice Chabhanga, to cheer him up as he comfortably sailed past four other contestants.

The runner up with a fan

I have a heart problem - Pole dancer Beverly

Popular pole dancer Beverly Sibanda, known as Bev in show business, says she battling a heart ailment. The seductive dancer reportedly collapsed on stage during her performance at Players Bar and Restaurant in Harare a fortnight ago, and later announced that she was suffering from a heart problem.

“I have a heart problem which affects me occasionally but I am well now. I still need to visit a doctor to have the problem rectified. The condition is not going to affect my shows for this weekend because I am as fit as a fiddle,” she said.

Sandra Ndebele heads to Russia

Sandra Ndebele
BULAWAYO’S leading songstress and dancer Sandra Ndebele and her dance crew Intombi Zomqangala yesterday left the country for a month-long tour of Russia.  The all-female ensemble is set to showcase their debut production The Princess of Africa at the White Night Festival in Perm, Russia. Ndebele said eight girls would represent the country at the international fete.

“We are leaving the country tomorrow for Russia where we will be conducting a number of workshops in Perm. We will go out in the community to teach and nurture young aspiring dancers in Russia,” said Ndebele.

Justin Bieber fan tatoos

Fans can go to extremes in order to embody their favourite celebrities. Justin Bieber fans are not an exception.

This young lady named Sarah is a Belieber, and in order to score tickets to the MTV Europe Music Awards, she got the opening lyrics to ‘Baby’ tattooed across her thigh. A Justin Bieber impersonator then signed a fake autograph on it, which was also inked on her leg

How far can fans go inorder to live in the world of their idols? Would you do this kind of thing in the name of followeship? Its a crzy world isnt it? Lets have your take on this.

Listen to Afrojack’s Remix of Michael Jackson’s ‘Bad’

With the 25th anniversary of Michael Jackson’s ‘Bad’ album coming up and being re-released as a three-CD, one DVD deluxe set to be titled ‘Bad 25,’ artists all around the world are showing their love for the late and great king of pop.

Amid them all one in particular is surely going to stand out and have us dancing for days on end. It’s Dutch music producer and DJ Afrojack‘s remix of the title track, ‘Bad.’

Source: popcrush

Usher Says Justin Bieber is Better at Relationships Than He Is

Usher and Justin Bieber
Usher opens up about his past relationships in the latest issue of Q magazine. The R&B superstar, who is currently locked in a bitter custody battle with his ex-wife Tameka Foster, reveals that he’s been a playboy when it comes to his relationships with women.

“I’ve had many women. And I understand how to deal with a lot of different ones,” he tells the magazine (via Entertainmentwise). “But it is complicated when your reality is a fantasy. Fame is the modern double-edged sword.”

Chimbetus saga: Douglas, Tryson combine forces

Douglas Chimbetu, who recently took stewardship of Orchestra Dendera Kings (Central Committee) following his father’s departure, has decided to join forces with his cousin Tryson to ensure he masters his first steps as the band’s new leader.
Douglas’ father Allan, who founded the group, left to join his nephew, Sulumani, due to waning fortunes. Tryson has been on a steady rise on the dendera ladder and Douglas has decided to come under his cousin’s shadow in a bid to rescue the Orchestra Dendera Kings (Central Committee) ship from sinking.

Mary J Blige - Cahrity finances hijacked by financial jacks

Mary J. Blige
Mary J. Blige has learned a valuable lesson about running a charity since her foundation was slapped with a $250,000 lawsuit -- telling TMZ, she let dumbasses handle her finances ... and now she's paying the price.

TMZ broke the story ... (if you missed it read it here) Mary J. Blige and Steve Stoute Foundation for the Advancement of Women Now is being sued by TD Bank over a $250k loan it took out back in June 2011.

TD Bank claims it loaned FFAWN the money in June 2011 -- and FFAWN agreed to repay it by December 2011 ... but so far, TD Bank has only received $368.33.

Now, Mary tells us, "As Founder and CEO of FFAWN, I am ultimately responsible for anything that goes wrong. The problem is that I didn't have the right people in the right places doing the right things. This should have never been allowed to happen, but it did and now we are fixing it."

The singer says she's working tirelessly with a new team of experts to "get the Foundation back on track, rectify outstanding issues, and make good on all of FFAWN's obligations." TMZ

Ray J sued for ditching clothes in Whitney's death room

When Whitney Houston died, a little bit of Ray J went with her -- well, Ray J's clothing anyway ... and now he's being sued for the expensive items that mysteriously disappeared from room 434 at the Beverly Hilton.

In recently filed legal docs, L.A. Stylist Marc Littlejohn claims he was hired to do Ray J's wardrobe styling on February 10 for a Grammy related event ... problem is, he alleges all the duds he let the singer borrow were left in Whitney Houston's room.

Houston died the next day in that room and, according to the lawsuit ... the pricey clothes haven't been seen since.

Now Littlejohn is suing Ray J for $2,880 -- the cost of the missing clothes -- insisting he's reached out to both the singer and his mother/manager repeatedly to get some cash or the threads. So far, he has neither. TMZ

Tuesday, 29 May 2012

Worship festival preps on course

Preparations for this year’s edition of the Crossline Music Worship Festival which features two American award-winning gospel artistes are on course, organisers have said. Pastor Herman Chimusoro of Crossline Music and Video, the organisers, announced yesterday that both Michael W. Smith and Nicole C. Mullen had confirmed their presence at the show.

Jennifer Lopez + Marc Anthony Reunite Onstage

Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony
Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony shared an embrace onstage during the finale of their show, ‘¡Q’Viva! The Chosen,’ sending the crowd into a frenzy. Radar Online reports that Lopez and Anthony each sang two songs separately during their Saturday night Las Vegas stint, then walked onstage hand in hand.

The former couple were doused with confetti and embraced, and you can see tears in J. Lo’s eyes. Aw!

Justin Bieber, ‘Die in Your Arms’ – Song Review

Justin Bieber
Die in Your Arms’ is the new Justin Bieber song and the second single from ‘Believe.’ With a title like that, you may expect a somber, melancholy ballad. But nothing could be farther from the truth, as it’s a neo Du-Wop jam!

Kombo-Kasi blessed with a baby boy

Pastor Kasi and Ivy Kombo
On a Facebook post the father of the child Admire Kasi wrote: “It’s a boy. Addy (Jr), our first boy born May 5 2012. Blessed be the Lord.” In response to a congratulatory message Ivy wrote: “It’s a blowing feeling. God has remembered me totally.”

Ivy Kombo is one of Zimbabwe’s most successful female singers. The gospel star, propelled to national stardom by hits such as Sammy Joe and Handidzokere Shure, has had a fairly tumultuous private life. She is now based in Luton, England, with her husband, Bishop Admire Kasi.

Being ugly is a gift from God — Mr Ugly

Mr Ugly - William Masvinu
William Masvinu was on Monday night crowned Mr Ugly Harare 2012 at a colourful contest held at City Sports Bar in the capital. The 38-year-old Epworth man was apparently confident his looks would earn him the title and brought his wife, Alice Chabhanga, to cheer him up as he comfortably sailed past four other contestants.

Maneta getting cosy with Roki - is it a game plan?

Maneta and Roki
In the wee hours of the morning Maneta woke up Roki to have a heart to heart. As the two chatted the Zimbabwean beauty didn’t seem bothered at all by the fact that her fellow countryman was walking around half naked.

Monday, 28 May 2012

Justin Bieber buys $6.5m Mansion

Justin Bieber
At the age of 18, most teenagers are saving up for their very first car. But for multimillionaire Justin Bieber, he had his eyes set on his very first home. And he has found it in the heart of the upscale neighbourhood of Calabasas.

Look at that body! Craig David gets out his six-pack

With his toned and muscular body sweating in the summer sun, Craig David certainly looked slicker than your average beach dweller, yesterday afternoon.

The chart topping singer pushed his body to the limit during a gruelling work out session at a park in Miami Beach, Florida. The 31-year-old looked in great shape as he put on quite a physical performance in order to maintain his impressive physique. 
Feel the burn: Singer Craig David works his body outdoors in Miami beach, yesterday afternoon
Feel the burn: Singer Craig David works his body outdoors in Miami beach, yesterday afternoon 
The Born to Do It singer was shirtless and showed off his six-pack and heavily sculpted torso which he had the perfect formula for. Craig perched himself on the edge of a raised platform and sat there doing stomach crunches in order to get the chiseled look.

Hosiah Chipanga launches church

Hosiah Chipanga
Mutare-based singer Hosiah Chipanga last week launched his Messiah Apostolic Institution prophetically Peoples Institution (Mapipi) at Dangamvura Beit Hall church in Mutare. Chipanga told NewsDay that he would soon start crusades.

We have finally launched Mapipi and very soon we are going to embark on crusades in which my band will perform, said Chipanga. He said he was inspired by the turnout at his launch adding he will now focus more on preaching the word of God. Read on

Gospel Artist: Magacha ties the knot

Sabastian Magacha and wife
Talented gospel musician Sabastian Magacha on Friday tied the knot with his lover Nomsa Ndikumwe at a glittering ceremony at Bliss Gardens in Harare. The wedding attracted prominent  igures among them Information, Communication and Technology minister Nelson Chamisa,  Apostolic Faith Mission president Dr Aspher Madzivire, musicians Tembalami Kwenda, Joseph Madzivire, Mudiwa Mutandwa and Marble Madondo.

Michelle Obama attends Beyonce concert with daughters

On the second night of Beyonce‘s four-night concert return at the Revel in Atlantic City, N.J., the R&B songbird was upstaged by none other than Michelle Obama, who was in attendance along with her teen daughters Sasha and Malia.

It’s no secret that Bey admires the First Lady and vice versa, but on Saturday night (May 26), Michelle received a round of applause from the sold-out crowd at Revel’s Ovation Hall, according to Press of Atlantic City. Although the Secret Service agents were reportedly guarding Michelle and the kids, concertgoers didn’t notice anything peculiar as they enjoyed the show.

Beaver Case: Justin Bieber wants it through out on technical grounds

Justin Bieber
Justin Bieber thinks the folks behind the "Joustin Beaver" mobile app need a lesson in geography .. claiming they filed a lawsuit against him in the WRONG STATE and now he wants it dismissed ASAP.

Bieber has been going back and forth with a company called RC3 -- they claim their game is a parody and protected under the Constitution ... but Bieber feels the game infringes upon his likeness and wants it pulled ... STAT.

According to court docs filed this week, Bieber is looking to have the suit tossed on a technicality -- claiming RC3 screwed up when they filed their suit in Florida, since he doesn't even live there.

We'll see if the move works ... a judge has yet to rule. TMZ

Macheso mocks Bulawayo Musicians

Alick Macheso
ALICK Macheso made fun of Bulawayo artistes during his show on Thursday night, saying he could fill up the amphitheatre and they could not although he was playing in their city.

 “There are a number of artistes from here such as Jeys Marabini, Chase Skuza, Mokis Connection and my sister Sandra. But, where are they? Where are they? I am here and I am filling up this place but where are they?” he said.

Clash of titans at Aquatic Complex

Oliver Mtukudzi, Jah Prayzah and Alick Macheso
They say you can change the frame but you can never change the picture, perhaps this is what music lovers should expect when they join Oliver Mtukudzi, Alick Macheso and Jah Prayzah live on stage on June 1, 2012.

It doesn’t matter where and when you take Mtukudzi and Macheso, the two who are some of Zimbabwe’s sought-after performers will simply rock you. And when you put the rising Jah Prayzah in the picture you know you have “one hell of a party”. By the way it will be the first of the month and you know its showtime.

Flavour fails to deliver in Harare

Nigerian musician Flavour failed to rise to the occasion. What was supposed to be a debut dream show turned out to be a disappointment after Flavour (Okoli Chinedu) failed to impress the fans. He appeared on stage well after 3am on Saturday morning and started playing CDs.

Accompanied by one male vocalist and two Djs, the Nigerian artist unashamedly started flaunting his torso in front of a shocked crowd. The fans started trickling out when he was in his second song, and those who remained, appeared shocked by the drama that was unfolding before them.

Sunday, 27 May 2012

Serena Williams: I've given up on romance after 'too much heartbreak'

Serena Williams
Heartbroken tennis star Serena Williams says she is giving up on romance for ten years after losing her own personal love match. The 30-year-old American star, whose last serious relationship is believed to have been with the US rapper Common, said: ‘I’ve given up on dating. The last relationship was just too much of a heartbreak for me.

Zambia's Mampi first VIP housemate to leave BBA 7

Zambia's Mampi has been evicted from BBA Uppervile house. Lady May and Maneta survive the chop.  

I am not a husband snatcher: Bev

Beverley Sibanda
“Do not try this at home” should be a sign bar managers put up when she takes to the stage. The way popular dancer Beverly Sibanda wiggles her body to rhumba and sungura music as well as pole dancing routines has left Harare talking. Her act is certainly something not just any flexible woman can do.

The movements can cause severe damage to the spinal cord if one attempts to copy her without the inborn talent. “People love what I do. I have had so many girls asking me to teach them to dance,” she says proudly. Sibanda, who lives with her sister in the upmarket suburb of Borrowdale, boasts about her go-easy personality.

Edith Weutonga Zimbabwe's only female basist

Edith Weutonga and band in action

Not everyone can claim that a car breakdown led them to musical stardom, but that is how Edith WeUtonga discovered her “calling” to become Zimbabwe’s only female bass guitar player.

It all started when WeUtonga – at that time lead singer with the all-woman band Amakhosikazi – was travelling back from Hwange after a performance. The car came to a halt in the middle of nowhere. While waiting to be rescued, WeUtonga randomly picked up a guitar and strummed a few notes. The effect was like lightning. “I immediately fell in love,” she says.

Stunner – Next Level (Official Video )

Zimbabwe's hip hop sensation Stunner released a video to coincide with his birthday. Its typically Stunner style.....Have just seen this video, cant really give an opinion about. Enjoy it below:

Justin Bieber + Selena Gomez Reunite + Kiss at Airport

Selena and Justin Bieber
Aw! Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez are sooooooooo in love. The Biebs reunited with his lady love, who was away filming ‘The Getaway’ in Bulgaria for the past few weeks. Bieber picked her up at LAX airport on Friday, May 25. Upon reuniting, the ‘Boyfriend’ singer planted a big fat smooch on her once they were in their vehicle. Can we say it one more time? Aw!

President Mugabe a Chelsea and Barca fan

President Mugabe and Benjani Mwaruwari 
PRESIDENT Robert Mugabe has revealed he is a fan of Spanish side Barcelana and newly-crowned European champions, Chelsea.

President Mugabe revealed his favourite football teams as he met African soccer stars gathered in Harare for former Warriors captain Benjani Mwaruwari’s testimonial match.Proceeds from the match which featured friends of Benjani against the Warriors would be used to support Mwaruwari's Foundation which plans to build a state-of-the-art football academy in Bulawayo.

New sungura group releases album

The Now Now Zvino Band, a fairly new outfit based in Harare’s suburb of Glen Norah, is set to storm the Zimbabwean music scene with its high energy sungura beat. The band recently released its debut album entitled Tindo, whose essence is a uniquely Zimbabwean sound that is a pleasing blend of tight sungura and jiti rhythms with colourful maungwe lyrics.

Mary J. Blige's foundation being sued for missing $250K

Mary J. Blige
Mary J. Blige's charity is more TAKE than give ... this according to a bank which claims it lent the foundation $250,000 ... but only got $400 back.

TMZ has learned ... the Mary J. Blige and Steve Stoute Foundation for the Advancement of Women Now is being sued by TD Bank over a $250k loan it took out back in June 2011.

Gringo's son coming of age

Taurai Boora
Taurai Boora, the son to the great comedian Lazarus Boora of the popular Zimbabwean omedy“Gringo”, is doing well in following in his father’s footsteps. Taurai (17) is specialising in solo dancing and stage acting and he recently did an amazing solo performance in Rusape in support of Madzibaba Zachariah’s show where he danced to kwaito, sungura and rhumba music.

On the same day, the youngster also performed with Alick Macheso on one of his popular songs, “Wemakonzo”. As they shared the stage, Taurai acted three characters in one scene, as the babamukuru, tezvara and the girl in the song.

Davido remixes 'Dami Duro' with Akon

Davido and Akon
Man of the moment Nigerian Davido currently riding high on the charts with his monster hit 'Damiduro' is reportedly in the studio with Akon. Davido is remixing his hit song 'Damiduro'with Akon in his state-of-the-art studio in the US.

We at Zimbeatnews cant wait to hear the remix. Keep watching this space, you will first it here. We wish Davido all the best as he pursues excellency in his musical career. Gbam !!!!!  Enjoy the video below:

Secret to Charambas’ success

Mai nababa Charamba
Every year, the local gospel scene unleashes talented young men and women, unafraid of stepping into the limelight. Some of them lose steam while some are just one-hit wonders, but one couple has remained consistent over the years. Our reporter Prince Mushawevato (PM) spoke to celebrity gospel music couple Pastor Charles Charamba (CC) and his wife Olivia (OC), who have stood the test of time.

Rihanna posses nude for her new fragrance

With almost 20 million followers on Twitter, Rihanna is always thinking of new ways to keep them all entertained. The Talk That Talk singer showed a little more of herself than usual as she posted a series of provocative pictures of herself online, yesterday.

Video of the week - ' Nemumvura mese' Tongai Moyo

BBA All Stargame Host - IK looses mom

Big Brother host IK lost his mom today. Our sincere condolences. May her soul rest in eternal peace!!!!