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‘I didn’t pull the set off’, says Alec Baldwin of Rust shooting — The Citizen



Alec Baldwin has mentioned he didn’t pull the set off of the gun he was holding that killed a cinematographer on the movie set of “Rust.” 

In his first main interview since the tragedy in October, the US actor additionally mentioned he has “no idea” how a stay spherical had gotten onto the set of the low-budget Western in New Mexico.

“The set off wasn’t pulled — I didn’t pull the set off,” he mentioned in an excerpt of an interview with ABC News launched on Wednesday.

“No, no, no. I’d by no means level a gun at anybody and pull the set off at them. Never.”

In the interview, set to air in full on ABC on Thursday night, Baldwin didn’t elaborate on how the weapon had gone off.

Baldwin, additionally a producer on “Rust,” was rehearsing a scene during which his character brandishes a Colt .45 when cinematographer Halyna Hutchins was shot and killed.

The weapon was meant to comprise dummy — or faux — rounds, and Baldwin was requested in the interview how an actual bullet had ended up inside the firearm.

“I’ve no idea. Someone put a stay bullet in a gun — a bullet that wasn’t even alleged to be on the property,” mentioned Baldwin.

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Prosecutors have refused to rule out legal costs in opposition to anybody concerned with “Rust,” together with Baldwin and armorer Hannah Gutierrez-Reed.

Gutierrez-Reed has additionally mentioned she has “no idea” why stay rounds have been current.

On Tuesday, investigators mentioned Seth Kenney — an Arizona weapon rental provider — might have provided “reloaded ammunition” that matched the cartridge suspected to have contained the stay spherical that killed Hutchins.

“Reloaded ammunition” refers to rounds which might be assembled from element components, not manufactured as full stay rounds.

“The Sheriff’s workplace has taken an enormous step ahead immediately to unearth the full fact of who put the stay rounds on the ‘Rust’ set,” Gutierrez-Reed’s legal professionals mentioned in an announcement Tuesday.

The full, one-hour ABC interview with Baldwin airs on Thursday at 8:00 pm Eastern (0100 GMT Friday).

“Even now, I discover it arduous to consider,” says a tearful Baldwin in the preview clip.

“It simply doesn’t appear actual to me.”

“I believe again, and I believe of ‘what may I’ve accomplished?’” he says.

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Gun was barely checked

Gutierrez-Reed informed police she “didn’t actually test it an excessive amount of” instantly earlier than the tragedy.

According to an affidavit launched Tuesday, Gutierrez-Reed informed police she had loaded the Colt .45 with 5 dummy rounds earlier than a lunch break.

After lunch, the weapon was retrieved from a protected, and Gutierrez-Reed added a last spherical earlier than handing it to a different crew member. Moments later, she heard a gun shot from inside the set.

Gutierrez-Reed mentioned she “didn’t actually test it an excessive amount of” as a result of the weapon had been locked up at lunch.

“We had the gun the complete time earlier than that, and nothing occurred, and I wasn’t in there, and so they weren’t even alleged to be pulling the hammer again,” she added.

Reports have emerged of disquiet amongst workers over allegedly lax security procedures, and Santa Fe Sheriff Adan Mendoza has spoken of “complacency” on the New Mexico set.

But Baldwin has referred to as the tragedy a “one in a trillion episode” and insisted “Rust” had a “well-oiled crew.”

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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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