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Yesterday South Africa, today... the WORLD!

2011-07-19 13:34
Is it just me or have we been hogging the international spotlight? South African natives Princess Charlene, Nikki Williams and local actors Lesley-Ann Brandt  and Fana Mokoena are all basking in it.
SA celebs have been making a name for themselves. Last week four local actors made the news when they were cast in big budget Hollywood productions. Former Generations and Hotel Rwanda actor Fana Mokoena announced that he will star alongside Brad Pitt in a zombie film, World War Z.

Mokoena wrote on his Twitter page: "Today I travel to the UK to shoot World War Z with Brad Pitt, Mireille Enos and Anthony Mackie. SA will be proud."

Cape Town-born actress Lesley-Ann Brandt has been cast in the new Sam Worthington (of Avatar and Clash of the Titans) film Drift where she plays a Hawaiian surfer chick Lani.

We were also proud to publish that KwaZulu-Natal singer Nondumiso Tembe was cast in the massively successful HBO vampire TV series True Blood. And I’m sure you’ve all heard by now that our own Terry Pheto is starring in The Bold and the Beautiful.

Our most famous Hollywood export, Charlize Theron, is even waxing lyrical in Afrikaans on CNN! Talk about flying the flag...

But not all the news on SA’s exports has been positive. Nikki Williams, who recently married Nicholas Cage's son, apologised to her country from a Wellness Centre in the US (It’s not rehab, she said).

“It is really difficult to marry into a famous family. But I really want to apologise to my country for the mess.” Ag shame, we forgive you for jail, but everyone knows drinking when you’re pregnant is never okay.

The biggest spotlight was on the allegations of onse Princess Charlene’s unhappy marriage. The latest news to make international headlines is that a man from Pretoria possesses a video that shows a catfight between Princess Caroline of Monaco and Charlene over the jewellery of the late Princess Grace. According to him, Caroline is jealous because she wants her son to become Prince of Monaco and her hopes will be dashed if Charlene and Albert have a son.

A lot of skinder, yes, but also a lot to be proud of. 

'Til next week,

Local is very lekker!

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