We Heard WHAT?

2007-08-02 12:25
Heinz Pays the Rent
South Africa’s original Idol Heinz Winckler, has been offered the lead role in – wait for it – international musical Rent. This inspirational tale of a group of starving New York artists handling life, love and having to pay the rent in the AIDS-stricken late 80s tours America, Japan and Canada for eight moths. What did Heinz say when asked about his role? “I wouldn’t be able to do it if Alette [his wife of 1 year] couldn’t go with me.” Luckily, Alette can hold his hand. Heinz flies to New York on September 11 to begin rehearsals. Let’s hope that’s not a real blonde move. Unfortunately, his exodus means that fans will have to hang on for the album he promised. “I’ll be looking for new tunes, talking to producers and looking for a gap” said Winckler, adding that “the focus of the CD will change totally.” We can only hope so. Metro-sexual rock is just so 2006.

Prince Prefers Pairs
Purple Rain sensation Prince still has the mack factor: he’s said to be dating a set of identical Caribbean twins. Yes, both of them – at the same time. They’re his backing vocalists and apparently they are stunners. When asked about it, the ‘Twinz’, as they like to known, said: “Prince is a huge fan of ours. He’s someone who likes to have beautiful women around him”. They later added that “he is a cool cat [who] keeps us laughing all the time”.
Prince, who believes that sex is “the most important thing in the world” is no stranger to having beautiful babes wrapped around his diamond-studded pinky. He’s been romantically involved with beauties such as Sheena Easton, Carmen Electra, Susanna Hoffs, Mayte Garcia and Manuela Testolini. And who can forget the sexy Sheila E.? Maybe it’s the tight pants, maybe it’s the relaxed hair, maybe we’ll just never understand.

Simple Life Shredded
Its official, E! has kicked the Simple Life to the curb. They say that Paris and Nicole’s tabloid prison time is stealing the reality show’s limelight. “We felt like the real life drama of their lives overshadowed anything happening on the show!” an E! source lamented. “Viewers would see Paris all day being on the news about her going to jail, so they didn’t care about seeing her camping with kids. It’s just played out.” E! also complained that Nicole was quite the little diva last season, leaving Paris to carry the show. Staying with little ms. Richie, news is that she’s been sentenced to 4 days behind bars for her drug induced James Bond driving skills. Oh, she’s four months pregnant too. Ah, who needs soapies, when you can follow the tabloid adventures of the young, rich and famous?

Britney Back in the Playing Field
Everyone’s beloved baldy Britney is back in the dating game. She’s single and free to mingle, reportedly already buffing it up with her bodyguard. Anyhow, she and sexy ex, scrub Kevin Federline met in court recently to sign on the dotted line. In the words of Brit’s no nonsense lawyer Laura Wasser: “They are divorced. Everything is finalised.” The financial agreement is not being made public – bummer – and a custody verdict on the kids is out, pending a hearing on August 14. Things are not looking good for mama Spears though as a source revealed that “Britney has not met the benchmarks for sobriety that [were] outlined in the agreement.” Maybe she should pull out her lucky pink wig and pray.

Lady in Red
When Ludacris said that “the best women all reside in Africa,” Marcos Hernandes was obviously eavesdropping. The Mexican-American pop pin-up returns to African soil this month to promote his new CD Jump Into It. It’s a catchy enough title. And precisely what Marcos will be doing while he’s in Mzansi. Turns out he wants to hire a sexy SA babe to star in the music video for his new single, Red Dress. Ladies, if you have a maroon micro-mini then, August 7 is a good day to wear it to Melrose Arch Square. Be there if you dare.

- Natalie Sineke De Freitas

In this week’s We Heard WHAT, Heinz Winckler can finally afford to pay the rent, Prince wraps a pair of twins around his pinky, the Simple Life gets shredded and Britney’s in another bind.

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