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2008-02-29 18:40
P.Diddy wants to be J. Lo Jr.’s god daddy
Sure sounds like P.Diddy is still quite attached to J.Lo. reports that Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs is so elated with J.Lo being a proud parent of twins - like he is - that he plans to congratulate her by kitting the babies out with a trendy wardrobe from his Sean John clothing line. The hip-hop fashion mogul is ecstatic that he now wishes to become a fashion godfather to Jenny from the blocks babies. He says: “I'm going to send her some baby clothes from my Sean John line. I'm so happy for her. It's such a blessing." He also went on about the joys of having twins saying, "it's double the love, and it's also double the crying and the screaming, so it's a unique blessed situation. It's a rarity to have twins.” Hmm, sounds like someone wishes J.Lo was his baby momma.

Oskido breaks the commandments
Mzansi house Godfather and vinyl mixmaster Oskido has secretly divorced Sana his baby mama to two of his children, reports Sunday World. Turns out the couple were divorced as long as three years ago after being married for just two years. Word is that he is now spinning with another woman named Kibi. It is alleged Sana called it quits after discovering that Oscar was on the down low with Kibi who is now settled in Oskido’s Woodmead manor and has a child with the house cammandment maestro. Oskido, confirms he divorced his wife but denies the allegations that Kibi was their marriage wrecker. “Yes, I’m divorced but it had nothing to do with Kibi. I have a child with Kibi and I’m trying to raise my two children with my ex-wife. My ex-wife and I are friends. I don’t understand why people want to talk about this matter now; it is a past matter,” he says. Hello! “Thou shall not commit adultery” bro, that’s why people are still talking about it, as the “god father” you should know that.

Prince’s Anatomy
Prince is set to have a secret hip replacement reports Bang Showbiz. The almost 50 year-old 'Purple Rain' singer is being forced to undergo surgery after suffering excruciating pain due to years of blistering performances. A source revealed that for months Prince, who always puts on the most energetic shows, has been complaining of pain every time he moves. He is crushed because he knows his wiggle will never be the same again. The surgery will involve removing the ball and socket of Prince's damaged hip and replacing it with a titanium joint. Meanwhile, Prince put his health worries aside to host a special exclusive post Oscar-party on Sunday evening. A-list stars invited to the extravagant bash at his new Los Angeles home included Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes, Will Smith, Salma Hayek and Penelope Cruz. As Shakira said, “Hips don’t lie” man so we hope Prince will be sorted out soon so he can get back on stage. Even though he won’t move like he used to, he’ll still have the voice at least.

Boobylicous Mbau
Self-proclaimed queen of bling and socialite Khanyisile Mbau had her breasts enlarged from an A-cup to a D-cup. Mbau’s boobs are now popping out of her top like watermelons after her surgery two weeks ago, reports Sunday World. Apparently Khanyi hated her breasts because they’d become saggy from breastfeeding. The wannabe singer and her millionaire sugar hubby, Mandla Mthembu, allegedly paid more than R50 000 for the surgery. Word is that this is not the first time Khanyi’s had cosmetic surgery done. Sunday World confirms that she also had surgery to remove scars and stretch marks after the birth of her baby. When asked about the surgery, Mbau confirmed saying, “It is personal. Yes, I did it and I’m still in pain”. It’s called suffering for beauty darling.

Kelly banned from SAMA’s
Mzanzi’s Afro-pop princess and flash queen Kelly Khumalo was left off this year’s South African Music Awards (Sama) list of nominees – because she co-owns the recording company ProKelly Entertainment, reports Sunday World. Sean Watson, SAMA CEO, would neither elaborate on the decision to snub Kelly, nor disclose the list of nominees. However a source explained that a representative from ProKelly will be one of the SAMA judges which is why Kelly could not be one of the nominees. Kelly was apparently quite hurt by the news she was unable to comment. But Prosper Mkwaiwa, her husband and business partner, says he doesn’t understand why Kelly was pulled off because the panel of judges includes executives from other recording companies. Mkwaiwa believes that recording companies, and Bonsai Shongwe’s Bonsai Entertainment in particular, are bent on destroying Kelly. “Shongwe should stop trying to drag Kelly’s name through the mud because her contract with both Bonsai Entertainment and Sarah Ink expired on February 14,” he says. Ag, Kelly has been exposed enough already. Maybe she should lie low for a while.

Afro-pop Umanji no more
The Sowetan reports that internationally acclaimed and award-winning musician Umanji, died early Tuesday morning from an Aids-related disease. Umanji aka Maruti Johannes Nkuna, died at the Zebediela Hospital in Limpopo from “pneumonia”. His younger brother, Andries Nkuna, said his brother would be buried in his home town on 8 March. Umanji became ill in 2006 with TB. When suspicious of being HIV positive arose he flatly denied it. But after a revealing exposé from a Sunday newspaper last year on his long-time fiancée being a former prostitute in Johannesburg, Umanji admitted that he was HIV-positive. He also made headlines when he claimed he had been sidelined from performances because of contracting the virus. He criticized the department of health and social development in Limpopo for not honouring their promise to make him an HIV-Aids ambassador. Manager Phil Hollies said: “We have lost a musician who contributed immensely to the growth of the music industry in the country.” Umanji’s death is exactly a week after another musician Zombo also died from an Aids-related disease. Need we say more about protecting yourselves people?

Sejacufe Festival
On a lighter note, if you going to be in Mpumalanga this weekend then make sure you don’t miss out on the Secunda Jazz and Cultural Festival (Sejacufe) in the major petro chemical town, Secunda. It’s going to be on fire this weekend with a blazing line up of artists that includes, Freshlyground, Ntando, Amandla sister Siphokazi and many more. Be at the Secunda Stadium on 1 March, gates open at 10h00 and tickets will be sold at the gate for R120.

-Gugulethu Mkhabela
Sourced: BangShowbiz;; SundayWorld; Sowetan.

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