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Betty White, star of ‘Golden Girls’, dead at 99



Actress Betty White, who made US tv audiences snigger for greater than seven a long time, starring on widespread sitcoms The Golden Girls and The Mary Tyler Moore Show, has died, US media reported on Friday. She was 99.

The pioneering Emmy-winning comedienne loved one of the longest careers in showbiz historical past: she started repeatedly showing on tv in 1949 and had a voice function in Toy Story 4 in 2019. 

“Even although Betty was about to be 100, I assumed she would dwell ceaselessly,” her agent Jeff Witjas informed People journal in a press release.

“I’ll miss her terribly and so will the animal world that she beloved a lot. 

“I don’t assume Betty ever feared passing as a result of she all the time wished to be along with her most beloved husband Allen Ludden. She believed she can be with him once more.” 

TMZ, citing legislation enforcement sources, stated she died at her house on Friday. The trigger of demise was not instantly revealed.

The news sparked an outpouring of tributes, with President Joe Biden calling her “a beautiful girl.” 

“Ninety-nine years outdated – as my mom would say, God love her!” he informed reporters.

White was one of the primary girl producers on the Nineteen Fifties sitcom Life With Elizabeth, through which she additionally starred. 

Then, as a nonagenarian, she interacted with a lot youthful followers on Instagram.

“It’s unbelievable that I’m nonetheless on this business – and you might be nonetheless placing up with me!” White stated at the 2018 Emmys. 

In all, she received 5 primetime Emmys, two daytime awards together with one for lifetime achievement and a regional Emmy in Los Angeles.

White, whose signature halo of white-blonde hair and clear blue eyes have been immediately recognisable to American viewers, adopted a range of on-screen personas.

She went from enjoying a Nineteen Fifties housewife on Elizabeth to a man-hungry Nineteen Seventies TV persona on Moore to a doe-eyed Nineteen Eighties Golden Girl retiree.

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In actual life, she beloved delivering irreverent one-liners.

When requested by late night time host David Letterman about her favorite pastimes, the long-time animal welfare advocate replied: “(I prefer to) play with animals, largely. And vodka’s variety of a pastime.”

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Betty Marion White was born on 17 January 1922 within the outskirts of Chicago. The household moved to California throughout the Great Depression.

White stated her love of performing got here from a faculty manufacturing, however credited her mother and father – a homemaker and a lighting firm government – as her comedic inspiration.  

After just a few years of modeling, in addition to a stint within the American Women’s Voluntary Services throughout World War II, White segued to radio gigs, studying commercials and enjoying small roles.

Her first common tv work got here in 1949 on the variability present Hollywood on Television. Only just a few years later, she co-created Life with Elizabeth.

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It was by her early tv profession that White met Ludden, her third and final husband, who hosted the sport present Password, on which she appeared incessantly. 

In reality, she turned a sport present staple within the Sixties and Nineteen Seventies, earlier than Moore got here calling. 

White would go on to win two Emmys for her portrayal of Sue Ann Nivens on the newsroom sitcom.

Career lightning struck once more within the mid-Nineteen Eighties with The Golden Girls, about 4 older ladies sharing a home in Miami.

White was Rose Nylund, the ditzy and infrequently naive Minnesota native who was the foil to the extra refined characters performed by Bea Arthur, Rue McClanahan and Estelle Getty.

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“Bea was not that fond of me,” White stated in an interview with HLN in 2011. “But I beloved Bea and I admired her.”

White received one other Emmy for the function of Rose.

Success late in life

As White aged, she received over a wholly new era of viewers – millennials who watched Golden Girls reruns – along with her snarky, generally bawdy wit.

Over the previous decade, she re-entered the general public eye, starring on TV (*99*)’s Hot in Cleveland and internet hosting the hidden digicam prank present Off Their Rockers.

She even returned to sport reveals on a revamped To Tell The Truth, and was the face of an advert marketing campaign for the Snickers sweet bar.

In 2010, at age 88, White turned the oldest-ever host of long-running comedy sketch present Saturday Night Live – an expertise she referred to as “in all probability probably the most enjoyable I’ve ever had, and the scariest”.

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Despite her prolific tv profession, White solely appeared in a handful of movies, together with The Proposal (2009) and the animated The Lorax (2012).

White chalked up her lengthy profession to being “blessed”.

In addition to her a number of Emmys, White was inducted into the Television Academy Hall of Fame in 1995.

She received three Screen Actors Guild awards, together with a lifetime achievement trophy in 2010. In 2011, she took house a Grammy for the audio model of one of her books.

White and Ludden have been married from 1963 till his demise in 1981. The actress by no means remarried and had no kids of her personal.

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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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