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Jill Lovin’ Mzansi
Jill Scott is coming back to Mzansi. The sexy soul diva, who has just released her third studio album The Real Thing - Words and Sounds, Vol. 3 is planning a once off performance in Jozi in December. Recently divorced Jill, who’s rumoured to be dating a SA camera man, has taken a liking to the motherland. We don’t blame her. Our men and country are just too irresistible! Maybe she’ll also do some house hunting? Watch this space, we’ll keep you posted.

“TKZoo” court drama
While former TKZee member and solo kwaito star Tokollo “Magesh” Tshabalala gets ready to face court on charges of causing death by dangerous driving, his former TKZee family member Ignatius “Dr Mageu” Ntshebele, has been found guilty of raping a mentally ill young woman. Magesh, who has avoided facing the charges for six years, will be pleading not guilty. He claims he was framed by the driver of the car. And Dr Mageu consistently denied it was rape and claimed it was consensual. Bafowethe, mara why?
Watch our 2006 Magesh interview hierso

Rihanna falls for Josh
Rihanna and Josh Hartnett an item? Yep! Rihanna has confirmed that she is hot for Josh. Has he become her umbrella? Rihanna, who was spotted "kissing and cuddling" Josh in a New York nightclub last month has said: “I would be lying if I told you we were not more than just friends. I have so fallen for him, he is lovely. "He is so hot and he is really sweet to me. When we hang out it feels right - even though it's still pretty new.” All we can say is: good taste to both of them. They’ll have beautiful babies. Mara mos, Rihanna does have a thing for Vanilla. First it was Shia LaBeouf, now it’s Josh.
Read the Rihanna CD review

Yes, she’s Preggies!
Something we have all been waiting for… Jennifer Lopez is pregnant. After weeks of speculation, the singer told the crowd during her final tour in Miami that she and husband Marc Anthony were expecting a child. Now we can speculate if the baby is boy or girl and will she/he be as beautiful as mommy, or (hopefully not) look like daddy.

Oh no! Boyzone reunite
Just when we are all puking ourselves silly, hoping that will make the Spice Girls reconsider, another has-been group announces a reunion and world tour. Boyzone, the five-piece Irish boy band, are getting back together after seven years apart, for a special performance of their greatest hits for BBC's TV charity show. Lead singer Ronan Keating said: “After all the speculation, we are getting back together and we are very excited. "We have been talking about it for a while now and decided to go out there on our own and have a go at it.” Er, Ronan, we loved you in the 90s, but c’mon guys, give it up already.

Stoned Radio
Stoan Seate of Bongo Maffin is returning to the airwaves, this time on Tswana radio station Motswedi FM. The MC and poet known for spitting in seTswana, has hosted a few TV shows. Some have been good like "Castle Loud" from 2001 to 2003 and other cheesy as in "Lillizela" the misfiring music game show last seen in 2004. He’s also done some TV acting on Soul City. After a flopped solo career, who can blame him for trying to have a real job to fall back on just in case they kick him out of Bongo Maffin!
Read the Bongo Maffin CD review here

- Nomfundo H. Mbaba+Tshabalala
Sourced: BANG Showbiz, City Press and Sunday World

This week: Jill Scott loving Mzansi, JLo confirms pregnancy and Rihanna falls for Josh Hartnett. Your freshly baked weekly dose of umgosi.
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