The Sunday Mail
IT is no secret that Will Smith has been placed in the naughty corner this year after storming onto stage at the Oscars and slapping Chris Rock across the face for a remark which he made about his wife Jada Pinkett-Smith.
Although the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air star has since been banned from attending the Oscars or any of the other Academy events for 10 years, this has not stopped him from reaching for greater heights in his acting career as he has bagged an acting role that is rumoured to pay him a fortune.
Variety recently revealed the highest paid movie stars in Hollywood and to everyone’s surprise, the American actor will be receiving a whopping US$35 million for his role as Peter in the upcoming movie, “Emancipation”.
Social media has been in awe of the major bank which Smith will be making from his role on the movie, especially after he received a great deal of backlash for the violent on-screen moment he shared with Chris Rock.
The highly anticipated movie is based on a true story and follows the life of a runaway slave who forges through the swamps of Louisiana on a tortoise journey to escape plantation owners that nearly took his life.
The 53-year-old actor will play the character of Peter, the escaped American slave, and will feature on the movie alongside other great actors such as Ben Foster, Aaron Clifton Moten, Charmaine Bingwa, Steven Ogg, Donald Paul, Jeff Pearson and many more.
The movie is set to be released some time next year.
‘House of Zwide’
honours its cast
The new eTV hit drama series “House Of Zwide” folded its successful first season on July 15, 2022 and to celebrate this milestone, it honoured its cast with awards.
The show hosted an event on July 15 in Rosebank, Johannesburg, where its actors, make-up artists, wardrobe and crew members showed up to be honoured on the day of the season finale.
“House Of Zwide” has been running for a year now and it celebrated the anniversary of its first episode airing on July 19.
At the recently-announced nominations for the South African Film and Television Awards, the telenovela swept a whopping eight nominations.
“House Of Zwide” is currently the second most-watched programme on eTV, with an audience peak pull of 4,6 million viewers.
The House Of Zwide Awards ceremony was a classy and plush affair, as the actors and crew showed up looking exquisite.
‘Gomora’ actress ‘Thati’ Katlego Danke pregnant?
Bun in the oven!
It looks like “Gomora” actress Katlego Danke is pregnant in real life if any of the rumours circulating are true.
43-year-old Katlego Danke who plays the role of Onthatile “Thati” Molefe-Ndaba on Mzansi Magic’s “Gomora” is said to be pregnant with her second baby.
According to an inside source who spoke on condition of anonymity, the actress is halfway through her pregnancy.
“It’s an open secret. The ‘Gomora’ cast is already aware of it. Judging from her baby bump, she is halfway through,” said a source.
The fact that her character role Thati is also pregnant has got Mzansi convinced that she might be pregnant in real-life.
According to the Daily Sun the producers of “Gomora” are said to have rewritten her script to incorporate her pregnancy into her storyline.
She has only informed a few people, including the producers so that they could incorporate her pregnancy into her script,” said another source.
Katlego Danke who likes to keep her personal life private has neither confirmed nor denied the rumours circulating, leaving many to conclude that it is true.
Meanwhile, following the development, “Gomora” viewers are already wondering who Thati’ s baby daddy is since she was in a love triangle with her now deceased husband Phumlani and her lover Melusi played Zolisa Xaluva.
However, rumour has it that according to her new script, Phumlani, played by Buyile Mdladla, is her baby daddy.
It is further alleged that viewers will get to see in the upcoming episodes that Phumlani left her with an unborn baby.
The Ndlovus get another chance at parenting after miscarriage
Fans of celebrity couple Stephanie and Hungani Ndlovu, popularly known as The Ndlovus, are rejoicing in the couple’s good news after they confirmed that they are officially going to be parents.
The Ndlovus shared the news via social media, with a photo from a studio shoot showing Hungani kissing Stephanie’s bare stomach.
“God is the ultimate author!” wrote Hungani in his Instagram caption.
“And when the time is right, I The Lord will make it happen,” wrote Stephanie on her own Instagram account.
Fellow celebrities like Cici, Musa Mthombeni, Michelle Mosalakae and Khutso Theledi (who is also Hungani’s cousin) congratulated the pair on growing their family.
“No more calling you cuz . . . It’s papa from now on Papa Hungani, congratulations,” wrote Khutso.
Stephanie and Hungani met on the set of the eTV soapie “Scandal!”. He played the role of Romeo and she played Ingrid. — Wires.