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Ben Affleck gets Golden Globe nomination for ‘Tender Bar’ —



Hollywood celebrity Ben Affleck by no means looks like he’s getting any older.

“I look within the mirror and I carry on considering there’s going to be any person who’s 30 years previous there,” he advised AFP.

“And you understand what? There by no means is.”

It has been greater than twenty years since Affleck shot to fame with Good Will Hunting, by which veteran comic Robin Williams performed the mentor to Matt Damon’s younger prodigy.

Affleck co-starred within the film and wrote the screenplay along with his childhood good friend Damon. The pair gained an Oscar.

“I’m now near or older than Robin (Williams) was when he performed that half, which is surprising,” Affleck, now 49, advised AFP.

But there are advantages lately to taking part in characters who’ve “been down the street of life,” such because the streetwise uncle he portrays in The Tender Bar, hitting US theatres Friday.

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“They don’t essentially are typically the protagonist, and that’s additionally usually a superb factor,” mentioned Affleck. 

Heroes “principally need to hew to a sure set of virtues for the viewers to establish with them, which inherently uncomplicates them in a approach that makes it just a little tougher to play in a practical approach,” he defined.

“The extra flawed persons are, in a approach, I discover them extra fascinating.”

Of course, it has solely been 4 years since Affleck performed the largest hero of all, Batman, in Justice League – a stint because the Caped Crusader that was not precisely embraced by followers.

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In that point, he has additionally endured one other bout of his battle with alcoholism, and the top of his marriage to actress Jennifer Garner, which – like most of Affleck’s life – was intently scrutinized by the tabloid press.

But since then, Affleck has skilled a profession renaissance of kinds due to extra nuanced roles, comparable to an alcoholic basketball coach grieving the lack of his younger son in final 12 months’s The Way Back.

And his private life appears to be on monitor, as he has rekindled his romance with Jennifer Lopez, 17 years after they initially cut up.

This 12 months, he has taken two supporting roles – in The Tender Bar, and as a medieval aristocrat with a keenness for wine-soaked orgies in Ridley Scott’s The Last Duel

“I don’t assume you can middle a film round my character in The Last Duel as a result of he’s simply so odious,” Affleck mentioned.

“But nonetheless, it’s a actually good appearing problem to attempt to discover a character like that, and convey humanity to it.”

‘Chasing the dragon’

In The Tender Bar, which streams on Amazon Prime from January 7, Affleck’s bartender steps in to assist elevate his fiercely clever nephew after the boy is deserted by his well-known radio DJ dad.

Self-educated Uncle Charlie imparts worldly and proudly working-class values to younger “JR,” from seeing by way of the snobbery of what George Orwell known as the “decrease higher center class,” to respecting girls and – once more – the hazards of alcohol.

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In a latest interview, director George Clooney described his delight in seeing Affleck “getting his enamel into a extremely good half, as a result of it doesn’t occur usually.”

While the film itself has had blended evaluations, Affleck’s efficiency has been extensively praised, incomes a Golden Globe nomination this week.

But these issues are “not essential to me in a approach it was once,” mentioned Affleck, who gained his second Oscar because the producer of the most effective picture-winning Argo, which he directed and starred in.

There is an inclination in Hollywood “to be form of compulsively chasing the dragon, the following job, without regard to anything.”

But there may be “no permanency to it, there’s no tenure, there’s no seniority – the telephone can cease ringing,” he mentioned.

While the explosion of expertise and social media has created a “a number of cacophony” with “so many voices,” Affleck mentioned he has discovered to show inward, to create his personal “criterion of success.”

Part of that’s doing work that “comes from a private place” and utilizing life expertise – optimistic or destructive – to “truly make you a extra fascinating performer and a director.”

“Once I discovered the flexibility to try this with myself, I lastly obtained higher, after which I wanted much less of the opposite, exterior factor.

“Some folks simply fall into craving that and needing that, and it leaves them, I feel, empty.”

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‘She got that ring with her own money’



Actor turned musician, Naak MusiQ (actual identify Anga Makubalo), has declared news of his engagement to very long time girlfriend Robyn Mentor “pretend news.”

Naak MusiQ tweeted this in response to a “report” by social media blogger Musa Khawula who assumed that they had been engaged primarily based on a current video shared by Robyn.

“I got my ring again” she wrote on a video exhibiting her sporting a halo ring, just like this Micheal Kors design on her left hand.

According to ZAlebs, Naak MusiQ additionally tweeted and deleted a proof that learn as follows:

“Stop this, she didn’t reveal sh*t. Neither did she make any announcement, neither is it any of your business, to be sincere.”

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“She got that ring with her own money. Where she places it’s her alternative. Stay in your lane. WTF!”

He appears to have deleted the tweets after it prompted some confusion amongst Twitter customers who thought that he was denying the existence of their relationship and never simply the misunderstanding that he and Robyn had been engaged.

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Robyn is a vitamin specialist, a well being and sweetness influencer, and a health fanatic like Naak MusiQ.

The first official post publicly documenting their relationship was posted on Robyn’s account in November 2020, though they’re rumoured to have been relationship for for much longer. Naak MusiQ has no photographs of himself and Robyn on his profile.

Even although Naak has not acted shortly, he’s greatest identified for his roles within the fashionable South African TV exhibits like Generations, Z’bondiwe and Isidingo.

Naak MusiQ additionally lately made headlines for agreeing to get into the boxing ring with rapper Cassper Nyovest after the latter’s struggle with vlogger Slik Talk.

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‘Grootman’ Somizi’s first Cape Town holiday with his ‘grandbaby’



Actor, media persona and choreographer Somizi Mhlongo won’t look a day older than 35, however the former Idols Judge not too long ago grew to become a ‘Grootman’ to the cutest little woman.

Somizi’s daughter Bahumi Madisakwane not too long ago took to Instagram to share the sweetest video clip of her father rocking and kissing his new “grandbaby”.

The 4-month-old child woman, Shona Twala is the daughter of household pals of Somizi and Bahumi, who has been the proper doting aunt, even beginning an Instagram account for her cute little ‘niece’.

Somizi, who has been vacationing within the Western Cape with family and friends, has his followers inexperienced with envy each time he shares snaps of his luxurious Cape Town holiday on Instagram.

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While the principle exercise on the 49-year-old’s holiday agenda appears to have been sipping Champagne, lapping up the solar, and serving appears, he additionally had his flip babysitting his new “grandbaby”.

He is unquestionably the best granddad anybody can ask for, judging by the dance movies he has been sharing.

For a ‘Grootman’ Somizi’s hips are very unfastened and his strikes are envied by 18-year-olds all over the place, however as a choreographer we should always know that dancing is a giant a part of his life.

His followers and followers have been additionally actually glad to see him so joyful and having such a good time. 2021 was a troublesome 12 months for the media persona, after he was fired from his job at each Idols and Kaya 959 following abuse allegations in opposition to him by his ex Mohale Motaung.

2022 appears to be a a lot brighter 12 months for him as manufacturing for his actuality present Living the Dream with Somizi might be resuming.

The collection, which kicked off in 2018, has been confirmed for a fourth season.

The actuality present will observe the flamboyant entertainer round as he juggles life, and whereas he has been very quiet about the main points across the filming of this new season, we are able to’t assist however surprise if the video clips of him racing up a Cape Town road in numerous colored Ferrari’s may truly be a sneak preview of what we are able to count on to see on this new actuality present.

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Celebs who went to the Western Cape this festive season — The Citizen



There is a notion that “everybody” flocks to the Western Cape throughout the festive season and December 2021 was no totally different, particularly for our native celebs.

In addition to seeing social media posts from folks you understand personally residing it up the coastal province, your timeline was in all probability stuffed with footage and movies of most of your favorite celebrities having fun with their break day in the Western Cape.

Take a take a look at a few of the well-known faces who had been residing it up in Cape Town and surrounding areas.

Minnie Dlamini

The actress and TV presenter lately returned to the Western Cape, this time for a ladies journey along with her pals Azola Mona, Thandile Mbana and Unathi Nkayi.

She additionally shut down Instagram in some bikini footage displaying off her wonderful physique and trim, toned midsection.

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Minnie Dlamini in Cape Town | Picture: Instagram

One of the many celebs in the province at the identical time was disgraced radio host Unathi Nkayi. She and Minnie even bumped into worldwide celebrity Jidena.


Somizi in the Western Cape on vacation | Picture: Instagram by Bentley Photography

After dropping some jobs in the wake of the public breakdown of his marriage, Somizi appears to have chosen “optimistic vibes solely”.

He has been on what looks as if one lengthy trip which culminated in a visit to Cape Town.

Not solely has he been frolicking poolside however he additionally sparked rumours of a brand new romance.


Another younger girl who shut down the web is influencer Mihlali Ndamase who is in the Western Cape for a lady’s journey along with her bestie Tebby Leburu.

Although she has been posting content material often, it’s her bikini pics that obtained tongues wagging and sparked rumours of their very own when social media customers speculated that she had beauty surgical procedure to look the means she does.

“These folks hit the fitness center for [a] couple of days, make noise about it then go for surgical procedures than come again with new our bodies mxm. There’s no means that Mihlali misplaced weight this quick,” tweeted @CarlosNubian.

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Mihlali wasted no time in clapping again in opposition to the allegations.

“If solely you knew [how] terrified I’m to go beneath the knife, therefore why I opted to eating regimen until I attain my physique targets, however go off mami,” started the influencer.

“Also let’s say I went in for surgical procedure, why’s it your business?” she added.

“I labored very arduous to get this physique, I want y’all wouldn’t be bizarre about that,” concluded Mihlali.

Lerato Kganyago

Metro FM host, membership DJ and entrepreneur Lerato Kganyago additionally made her means to Cape Town after Christmas to ring in the new yr along with her celeb pals.

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Lerato Kganyago in Cape Town | Picture: Instagram

Sarah Langa

Influencer Sarah Langa was additionally in the Western Cape, alongside the likes of Amanda DuPont, Nqobile Khwezi, Faith Nketsi and Londie London to identify a couple of.

In truth, most of the aforementioned celebs had been current for well-liked Soweto hangout spot Konka’s personal journey to Cape Town with its pop-up type venue.

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Amanda Dupont, Sarah Langa, Nqobile Khwezi on a yacht off the coast of the Western Cape | Picture: Instagram

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