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I’m not a criminal
Well-known choreographer, actor and musician Somizi Mhlongo is a “F**kin Criminal” reports Sunday World. No - Mhlongo, who is facing a charge of attempted indecent assault at the Randburg magistrates’ court - has not been found guilty. Somizi says his arrest became a business opportunity after former Miss SA Claudia Henkel’s boyfriend, Thato Carello asked him to become the public face of the F**kin Criminal brand. This was after he turned heads by wearing a cap with the brand’s label, “F**kin Criminal”, inscribed on it when he appeared in court for the indecent assault charge. F**kin Criminal is a UK clothing brand that was brought to South Africa about two years ago by Bullet Clothing and is sold at exclusive outlets. Celani Njapha of Diepsloot shocked the country when he opened a case alleging that Mhlongo had tried to sexually assault him at his house in Lonehill, north of Joburg. “I’m not happy about this matter but I’m glad it has happened to me. I want to speak for those who can’t speak for themselves. I want to show those homophobes that they can’t make a living out of blackmailing gay people,” he says. Mhlongo is currently repackaging his album Divo Supreme. A supreme diva indeed!

DJ Cleo goes back to baby mama
Prolific music producer DJ Cleo has dumped his girlfriend, Jodi Goldstone according to Sunday World. Jodi had allegedly slept with the vinyl-spinner’s friend and employee Xoli Nyoka at his house in Wilgeheuwel, Jozi. Now the award-winning musician is back together with Neli Khumalo - the mother of his two kids. DJ Cleo and Goldstone got together after Khumalo left him due to “irreconcilable differences”. DJ Cleo confirms he and Goldstone have called it quits but declines to divulge the reasons: “It is true that we have parted ways, but I respect her enough not to divulge the reasons in the media.” He also confirms he knew Goldstone was doing the nasty with Nyoka (which funny enough means snake in Zulu). “That’s why I fired Nyoka – because he also slept with this woman in my house. It means he was after her all along. We went out to parties together,” he says. DJ Cleo also confirms he has rekindled his relationship with Khumalo and says getting back with her is the best thing he could have done, “It’s better than winning awards”, he enthused. You don’t realize what you’ve got till it’s gone.

Crazy in love and preggers
Beyonce Knowles who tied the knot with Jay-Z on 4 April was seen sporting a huge diamond on her ring finger as she watched her new husband perform at Atlanta’s Phillips Arena reports Bang showbiz. During the concert - which also featured Mary J Blige - Beyonce and good friend Usher leapt to their feet when Jay-Z sang his hit ‘PSA’. Word is that Miss B or rather Mrs Carter, is pregnant with the couple’s first child. Jay-Z went out partying without his new wife and refused to comment on his recent nuptials. When asked about the wedding, he said: "I don't know what you're talking about!" Beyonce’s sister, Solange also remained reserved when she was asked about last week’s ceremony. Go B, from bootylicious to bumpalicious. We wonder who the little one is going to look like. Let’s hope he/she will look just like yummy mummy.

Sugar mama Whitney
According to Bang Showbiz, Whitney Houston's toy boy lover has written an X-rated song about their sex life. R&B singer Ray J – who is 17 years younger than Whitney - disses her ex-hubby Bobby Brown in the new song 'Boyfriend' as well. Lyrics include: "Is that your wife, is that your shorty, well I'm her boyfriend. I think the problem is you don't beat it right. Making love is cool, just pull her hair sometimes." Apparently Bobby insists he doesn't care who his former spouse dates. In his book “Being Bobby Brown: The Whole Truth and Nothin' But”, he said: "I'm aware of the fact that Whitney had been seeing Ray J, a very young R'n'B artist - famous for being multi-platinum singing artist and TV star Brandy’s younger brother. Their relationship doesn't bother me. She's open to see whoever she wants to see, just like I can see who I want to see. I know the age difference between her and the little guy is almost 20 years, but each to his own." Bobby’s controversial book claims Whitney introduced him to cocaine and addresses the rumors about her being bisexual. How much lower can a brother go?

“Baby Whitney” on the rise
Leona Lewis who Whitney refers to as “a baby version of me” has been doing quite well for herself. The music mogul Simon Cowell has denied claims he rewarded Leona’s amazing US success by splashing out on a £2.5 million Hollywood property. “No! I didn’t buy her a house. If I did that I would be broke every time I had a hit”, he said. Leona recently became the first British solo female to top the US Billboard Hot 100 chart in 21 years with her hit ‘Bleeding Love’. Simon is also fuming after Leona was snubbed at this year’s BRIT Awards. “I don’t like the BRITs. You should recognize and celebrate success. When a British music awards show deliberately snubs someone like Leona then they are out of touch.” Leona went home empty-handed from the February ceremony after receiving nominations for Best British Single, British Breakthrough Act, Best British Album and Best British Female Solo Artist. Shame askies girl but you can’t have it all. Maybe next time baby girl.

Slim shady at Madiba’s 90th birthday bash
Eminem is billed to perform at Nelson Mandela’s 90th birthday concert reports Bang Showbiz. The potty-mouthed rapper has been added to the line-up for the former South Africa President’s milestone celebrations at London’s Hyde Park after Queen rocker Brian May persuaded him to come out of retirement. A source said: “Brian contacted Eminem’s management but never expected him to agree. While Mandela is renowned for his humanitarian work, Eminem has caused controversy with his song lyrics, which have been accused of being violent, homophobic, misogynist and racist. Then why invite him to perform at Madiba’s birthday celebrations? Not appropriate at all.

Toni’s achy break heart
Toni Braxton, remember “Un-Break My Heart”, has cancelled her Las Vegas shows after being hospitalized with chest pains. The singer was set to perform her “oni Braxton: Revealed”show at the Flamingo Las Vegas hotel from Tuesday until Saturday. She was forced to pull out after doctors informed her that she was in need of further medical tests. The 40-year-old Grammy award winner has previously suffered from Pericarditis - a viral inflammation of the heart. Toni is not expected to return to the stage until May 6 at the earliest. The President of the Flamingo Las Vegas is offering refunds to ticket holders for the cancelled shows. Eish Toni, maybe it is time to call it quits girl.

-Gugulethu Mkhabela
Somizi’s a f***ing criminal, DJ Cleo back with baby mama, Whitney’s toy boy disses Bobby and is Beyonce going to be a yummy mummy? It gets juicier by the week. Come on, what you waiting for?

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