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We Heard What?

2007-11-19 08:41
The cops are looking for DJ S’bu. Rumour has it the deck player hijacked a minibus in Mthatha while on tour in East London doing a little sight-seeing in a hired minibus. Seems like S’bu received a call while in the minibus telling him to return to Johannesburg ASAP. He then allegedly got a little Mzekezeke on Tshamlambo, who was driving the minibus. “He took the keys from me by force and drove to Qumbu. I pleaded with him that the car was hired as he was driving at high speed, but he did not care” says Tshamlambo. Apparently S’bu and manager Dlamini ditched the whining Tshamlambo at a petrol station on their way out of East London. Whether this will hold up in court as a case of hijacking is not certain. What is certain is that what happened on tour did not stay on tour!
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On a Sad Note
Kanye West’s mother, DR. Donda West has passed away. She stopped breathing at her home in Los Angeles on Saturday as a result of complications following surgery. The 58 year old was rushed to hospital but sadly the doctors were unable to revive her. We can only imagine how hip hopper Kanye must be taking this. It’s no secret he's quite the mama’s boy. He expressed as much on 2005's Late Registration which featured a shout to his mom, called “Hey Mama”. A family spokesman said that they “respectfully ask for privacy during this time of grief”.
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Pink is Her Favourite Colour
Victoria Beckham has been doing a bit of shopping lately. No big deal? On the contrary. The shop she’s been spotted at is the exclusive Los Angeles baby boutique Petit Tresor. And she’s been there more than once in the space of a few days. Sources say she was over heard speaking about plans for a new baby nursery at her LA home. And that’s not all. She walked out of the shop with a designer blanket and stuffed cashmere animal – both of them in pink. If there’s a new baby spice on her way Emma better watch her back. We can only wonder how this is going to stress out the Spice Girls on their upcoming reunion tour.

Back to Black for Amy Winehouse
Looks like Amy Winehouse may well be going back into rehab in the near future due to recent traumatic events that threatened her serenity. A few days ago, eight men armed with battering rams and crowbars broke through the front door of her home in Camden. Turns out they were plain-clothed policemen after her hubbie Blake and buddy Michael Brown who have been accused of viciously assaulting a barman by the name of James King. Worse, the pair allegedly offered King £200,000 to try to get him to change his police statement. This could earn Blake a life sentence and poor Amy is at her wit’s end. Guess this means there’ll be a lot more wine in Amy’s house.
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L’vovo’s not lovin’ it
Our kwaito teddy bear is in need of a hug. Apparently it’s not just people who like they might be Osama Bin Laden that are given a hard time at international airports. L’vovo and his crew were detained in Dubai on their way to London and then deported back to Jozi. He was scheduled to perform with Malaika in London and it would have been this kwaito star’s first international performance. The Bayangisukela singer was quite disappointed. He said, “efforts to get help from the South African embassy proved fruitless. Eish! Mzala, it was tough”. Seems even making it into the cut-throat music industry is easier than getting past them paranoid airport officials these days.

These are the days of Britney’s life
No, we’re not going to tell you that she missed more than half of the drug tests she’s required to take to prove that she’s a good mom. We’re not going to tell you that a paparazzo was seriously injured while chasing Britney in Beverly Hills earlier this week either. What we are going to tell you is about Britney’s cosmetic disaster. Yep, the ex-pop princess reportedly went to a top LA plastic surgeon to get her lips done but the “Gimme More” singer really did get more than she bargained for. An insider said, "Brit hoped her new lips would improve her look without being really obvious to anyone, but onlookers literally stood open-mouth when they saw her. She looked freaky". Eish! First a skinhead, now a blow fish, keep that freak show coming sista!

The Voice of Reason
Award-winning singer songwriter Vusi “The Voice” Mahlasela is fuming that he was nominated for Best Male Vocalist at the Metro FM Awards. "I view this nomination as an insult to me, my music and my record label, and Metro FM can have it back as far as I'm concerned" said a hot-headed Mahlasela. Say what? Why all the drama big papa? Well, seems like Vusi’s not that keen on Metro’s playlisting policies. He says his nomination is “both utterly bizarre and highly questionable, when one considers that Metro FM has given absolutely zero airplay to any single song off my latest album”. Nice to see at least one artist out still has the chutzpah to tell the fat cats where to get off!
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-Natalie Sineke De Freitas
Sourced: BANG Showbiz, City Press, Sowetan, and

In this week's We Heard What: DJ S'bu in trouble, Kanye in mourning, Posh Spice shopping with a secret and Amy Winehouse in rehab? All this and more on this week’s umgosi.

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