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We heard WHAT?

2007-10-12 11:18
Bun in J-Lo’s Oven
Jennifer Lopez is pregnant, says her husband Marc Anthony's ex-wife. Dayanara Torres - who has two children with Marc - confirmed Jennifer and her singer husband are expecting their first child. The singer is mum about the pregnancy, but was overhead saying: "If Christina Aguilera doesn't have to say anything about her pregnancy, why should I? We don't have to feed the monster." Meanwhile, US TV presenter Diane Sawyer tried to address the pregnancy rumours on Good Morning America yesterday, asking the singer: "How are you?" Jennifer replied: "I'm very well, thank you. This is really, really a great, happy time in my life. Everything's great." Perhaps Diane was warned not to ask about the pregnancy. Shame on you Diane, where is the journalist in you?
See J-Lo before she was a family mama

Jabu a kwaito star?
There was Doctor Khumalo, then there was Benny McCarthy, and now it’s Jabu “Shuffle” Mahlangu (formerly Pule). Theses soccer stars really believe they have music talent, hey. Well Jabu has signed to do an album, aptly named Shuffle, and his manager/producer is not about to take chances with ‘the disappearing one’. Manager Malcolm X, who has also managed singing rich girl Khanyisile “I can’t perform to save my life” Mbau, has reportedly said he will put a tracking device on Jabu’s ankle so that he does not disappear during the recording of his debut album and when he is due to perform on stage. According to a Sunday paper, Jabu has agreed. Now that’s what Orlando Pirates and Kaiser Chiefs should have done for the fading soccer star when he was behaving like a a rock and roll: getting drugged, drunk and not showing up for games and practice.

P. Diddy vows to care for his secret daughter
Rapper-Producer CEO P. Diddy, who fathered a child with Sarah Chapman while he was dating ex-lover Kim Porter last year, wants to be part of 15-month-old Chance's life now that he is sure she is his. Diddy said: "I will take care of her for the rest of her life." After Diddy denied his daughter for year, DNA tests told the truth. Diddy, who has three children with Kim, insists he was faithful to Kim, claiming he had a relationship with Sarah Chapman while he and Kim were "on a break". Diddy was reportedly desperate to keep the baby a secret from Kim - who was pregnant with their twin girls at the time - and allegedly paid the then unnamed mother $1 million to stay quiet. Kim moved out of the music mogul's apartment in July following a 10-year on/off relationship. It’s about time Kim realised he was a dog!
Read Diddy’s CD review Why is Malaika’s Javas so sick?
It’s funny how the Malaika camp has been downplaying the Afro-pop group member Jabu “Javas” Ndaba’s illness, yet he has been absent at most interviews and even the group’s video shoot. Now Javas’ ex-girlfriend has died suddenly, reportedly from TB. Javas, who didn’t attend funeral, has reportedly said he too has TB. C’mon mfowethu, just come out and tell us what’s eating you up, your fans will understand.
Read the latest Malaika CD review

Aguilera shops for baby
Christina Aguilera went shopping for her baby shower at the weekend. The 'Dirrty' singer was joined by her husband Jordan Bratman, mother-in-law and sister-in-law at exclusive LA baby boutique Bel Bambini to register a selection of gifts for her upcoming baby shower. The 26-year-old singer - who has never confirmed she is pregnant but is thought to be almost six months gone - revealed the sex of her baby to staff, but asked them to keep it private. It has previously been rumoured she is expecting a boy after she told friends to buy her only blue accessories. At least we know Christina can be trusted with kids, unlike some other blonde pop princess.
Read the Christina Aguilera CD review

Fokof vs. Buckfever
Forget about Fokofpolisiekar and their outrageous anti-establishment antics. Cape Town-based avant-Boere-beat rockers The Buckfever Underground are the real rebel deal. In an article published in the Rapport newspaper recently, The Buckfever Underground was claimed to be more 'Omstrede' than Fokof. Don’t ask us what ‘Omstrede’ means, but we are sure it’s something good. As if that wasn’t enough, The Buckfever Underground classic "Die Volk Is In Die Kak" has been nomitated as one of the top 100 protest songs of all time in a recent Dutch survey. Is this maybe the reason why Fokof split up? Well, we can only wait and see whether The Van Coke Kartel will help the Fokof guys reclaim their controversial crown.
Listen to Buckfever Underground’s latest song “Psalms & Gesange”

Yes, Britney again
Britney Spears has been reunited with her estranged mother. The troubled singer - who lost custody of her two young sons to ex-husband Kevin Federline last week - met with Lynne and younger sister Jamie Lynne this weekend (see Brit and sis in this video) hours after discovering her Beverly Hills mansion had been burgled. Britney’s $6 million property was raided by thieves who are believed to have made off with Britney's collection of raunchy homemade sex tapes and a selection of the singer's steamiest photographs. It is the first time Britney and Lynne have seen each other since the 'Toxic' singer accused her mother of taking Kevin's side in the custody battle for her sons. However, following the shock custody ruling last week, the pair decided to put their differences behind them. Talking about K-Fed, you got to see this video. These two has more drama than a Tyler Perry movie! Don’t be surprised if we have to mention them again next week!

- Nomfundo H Mbaba+Tshabalala and S E Tshabalala
Sourced: BANG Showbiz, and Sunday World
In this week’s We Heard WHAT?:Pregnant pop princesses J-Lo and Christina, P. Diddy’s baby drama, soccer star turns kwaito star and why is Malaika star so sick? We dig up the dirt on celebs who make music.
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