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Lance Reddick | The Wire and John Wick star has died, 60

Lance Reddick | The Wire and John Wick star has died, 60

Actor Lance Reddick who performed steely Baltimore police lieutenant Cedric Daniels in hit TV exhibit The Wire has died, his publicist stated Friday. He was once 60.

Reddick, who additionally seemed in the John Wick collection of movies contrary Keanu Reeves, was once observed useless at his domestic in the Studio City location of Los Angeles, TMZ reported.

“Acclaimed actor Lance Reddick surpassed away abruptly this morning from herbal causes,” publicist Mia Hansen informed AFP.

“Lance will be greatly missed.”

Reddick rose to prominence in 2000 on the HBO prison drama Oz in which he played an undercover detective battling the drugs trade, but who soon gets drawn into addiction.

According to reporter, it was for his role on The Wire that he became best known.

The HBO show, which ran for five seasons, followed a narcotics division pitting their wits against the city’s powerful drug gangs.

With its complex writing and gritty casting, “The Wire” is often cited as one of the best ever TV shows.

It made household names of several of its stars, including Dominic West, Idris Elba, Wendell Pierce, Michael B. Jordan and the late Michael Kenneth Williams, who delivered one of the most singular performances in recent screen history as Omar Little.

After The Wire, Reddick was cast in John Wick as Charon, a concierge at a New York hotel who worked alongside Reeves’ hitman.

Reeves and John Wick director Chad Stahelski told Variety they were mourning the loss of the cast member.

“We are deeply saddened and heartbroken at the loss of our beloved friend and colleague,” a statement said.

“He was the consummate professional and a joy to work with.”

Fellow The Wire star Pierce paid tribute on Twitter to “a man of great strength and grace. The epitome of class.”

Reddick’s death was a “sudden unexpected sharp painful grief for our artistic family. An unimaginable suffering for his personal family and loved ones. Godspeed my friend. You made your mark here. RIP.”

Horror writer Stephen King tweeted that he had been halfway through re-watching The Wire.

“Wonderful actor; wonderful man. This is sad news,” he wrote.

Performer Ben Stiller praised a “beautiful and compelling actor,” recalling how Reddick had worked with his mother, Anne Meara, in a play.

“He was exquisite in that and all he did,” he tweeted.

HBO’s corporate account wrote Reddick was “held in the highest regard by all who knew and worked with him and we are proud to be part of his legacy. He will be missed dearly.”

Reddick is survived by his wife Stephanie Reddick, and children Yvonne Nicole Reddick and Christopher Reddick, his publicist said.

Lance Reddick | The Wire and John Wick star has died, 60

Kim Kardashian shares her emotions about co-parenting with Kanye and the new Mrs Yeezy

Kim Kardashian shares her emotions about co-parenting with Kanye and the new Mrs Yeezy

Tensions are easing up between Kanye West and Kim Kardashian, at least when it comes to co-parenting.

Things have long gone from “really hard” to “healthy,” notwithstanding having Kanye’s new wife, Bianca Censori, in the combine too.

While Kim and Kanye are “still going lower back and forth with a few arguments, co-parenting healthily is their most important goal,” a supply says.

The exes have 4 kids, North (9), Saint (7), Chicago (5) and Psalm (3).

“Kim is really focused on her kids and raising them in a healthy environment and that will always be the priority,” the source says.

The young ones are spending more time with their new stepmom, Bianca (27).

North was recently spotted having a meal and bonding with her dad and Bianca, an architectural designer, at Nobu in Malibu.

“Bianca has been around their kids,” the source says. “Kim, ultimately, just wants Kanye to be at peace. So if Bianca helps with that, then it’s fine.”

The news of Kanye’s marriage broke two months after he and Kim finalised their divorce. Kim will receive monthly child support of $200 000 (R3,6 million).
While the newlyweds don’t seem to have an official marriage certificate, Kanye has been spotted wearing a wedding ring.

Their wedding ceremony was first reported by E News! and follows dating rumours which began in January this year, which was preceded by a track Kanye dropped in December, titled Censori Overload.
Australian-born Bianca has worked at Kanye’s Yeezy design company since November 2020 and she also owns a jewellery company, Nylons, which she started when she was a student.
Kim, who’s currently single, split up with actor and comedian Pete Davidson (29) last November. They were together for nine months.

“Kim will date again one day,” a source says, “and she is more open to it at this point”.

Kim Kardashian shares her emotions about co-parenting with Kanye and the new Mrs Yeezy

Emma Heming | Bruce Willis’ wife feels ‘grief and sadness’ on actor’s birthday amid dementia diagnosis

Emma Heming | Bruce Willis’ wife feels ‘grief and sadness’ on actor’s birthday amid dementia diagnosis

Hollywood actor Bruce Willis celebrated his 68th birthday on Sunday. Bruce is married to Emma Heming Willis who shared a heartfelt message to the love of her life.

In a video on Instagram, Heming Willis stated she “started the morning via crying” as she woke up to have fun the Die Hard actor’s 68th birthday on Sunday.

She added that while she wishes she was given a choice in the hand she and Willis were dealt, referring to the actor’s recent dementia diagnosis, she chooses to “get to it” because she is “raising two children in this”.

“Today is one of those days of feeling the grief and sadness. But the silver lining or the flip side is that I’m so lucky to feel your warmth and love that is directed to my husband and our family.”
Heming Willis then shared a reel celebrating her husband on his special day. The clip shows various moments between the married couple and their two daughters, Evelyn and Mabel.

She captioned the clip: “He is pure love. He is so loved. And I’ll be loving him always. Happy Birthday my sweet. My birthday wish for Bruce is that you continue to keep him in your prayers and highest vibrations because his sensitive Pisces soul will feel it. Thank you so much for loving and caring for him too.”

Also celebrating the action star’s birthday was his ex-wife, Demi Moore, who shared a video of the whole family serenading him.

“So glad we could celebrate you today,” Moore captioned the clip, which included Willis smiling, dancing, and blowing out candles.

Sunday’s celebration is the first the family has posted of him since they shared the actor’s frontotemporal dementia diagnosis.

Following his diagnosis, Heming Willis said she would always advocate for her husband and asked paparazzi to “keep your space” and not crowd the actor when he is out and about.

Emma Heming | Bruce Willis’ wife feels ‘grief and sadness’ on actor’s birthday amid dementia diagnosis

Lira | a Glimpse on 44th Birthday with stunning Photo shoot

Lira | a Glimpse on 44th Birthday with stunning Photo shoot

SA singer and songwriter Lira has celebrated her 44th birthday recently.

Lira shared on her Instagram timeline snaps of her gorgeous photo shoot.

“Thank for all the birthday wishes. I had a magical day! I was showered with so much love — thank you. Life is too short — we need to celebrate every day we are given,” she wrote.

According to reporter, In a separate post she shared a clip of moments to mark her last day before her birthday, reflecting on how blessed she is.

“This is my last day as a 43-year-old. I’m reflecting on the amount of fun I had in the last year. I spent it with loved ones, my family and my friends. There were no shows — I couldn’t work — so I was left with living life — happily. Thank you to all of you who prayed for me and kept me in your thoughts — I’m truly blessed — I love you all,” she captioned the post.

Kicking off the year, the musician updated her followers on her progress after suffering a stroke in April while in Germany.

“I haven’t posted this year. My speech healing is very slow, I’m doing the best I can to remain sane. I’m still alive and well. I wish great health, prosperity and love,” she wrote.

Though the stroke affected her ability to communicate, the singer shared in June last year she could read, write and talk.

“Five months and still alive and kicking. I’m grateful for the gift of life. I’m making incredible progress and enjoying the much-needed break. One lesson I’ve learnt is to slow down, smell the roses and savour each moment,” she wrote on her Instagram timeline.

Lira | a Glimpse on 44th Birthday with stunning Photo shoot

Kutlwano Ditsele | Alive after his 15-hour hijacking and kidnapping misery

Kutlwano Ditsele | Alive after his 15-hour hijacking and kidnapping misery

Kutlwano Ditsele, film director and producer hinted his fans about the 15 hour hijacking and kidnapping misery that happened on the first dates of March.

Ditsele is a founding partner of Seriti Films who has been popular for Gomora telenova went far as sharing a photo taken a week to the hour he was kidnapped outside his home and taken to unknown location.

“[This picture was] taken exactly seven days to the hour after I was released from a harrowing 15-hour hijacking and kidnapping outside my house and taken to an unknown location. I was unharmed and had my gadgets and money from my bank account emptied. The only thing they took from me that is irreplaceable is my sense of safety.”

Speaking to reporter, Kutlwano explained his internal conflict as a person who loves his country.

“South Africa is the most beautiful country but sometimes it can bite you like it did me for the first time in my 37 years.”

He said co-operating with the criminals is the reasons he is alive.

“The advice I have to anyone who this might happen to is to co-operate, I know it sounds crazy but your life is more important than what they steal. I closed my eyes to not see their faces. I gave them everything they wanted and they let me go 15 hours later.

“One of the guys said to me: ‘I don’t want to do this but there is no work out there for us.’”

The Gomora creator said he was grateful he lived to tell the story.

Kutlwano is not the only media personality who has experience the criminal side of Mzansi.

In November 2022 Thami Ngubeni took to Twitter to say she was grateful for a second chance at life after she was hijacked and kidnapped.

The Metro FM radio presenter took to her timeline recalling the horrific experience.

“I was hijacked and kidnapped. They took everything material but they did not take my life. I give God the glory. Faithful God. The God who fights my battles. My God who saved me from the jaws of the lion. Hallelujah.” she wrote.

When a tweep questioned how she could express gratitude after such an incident, Thami said she was happy to come out of it alive.

“I’m thanking God that He saved my life. That even though the enemy tried to harm me, God protected me. A weapon was formed against me but it didn’t prosper. I walked through the fire but was not burnt. Praise be to Jehovah. Hallelujah”

Gospel star Ayanda Shange recently shared how his wife was almost kidnapped.

Kutlwano Ditsele | Alive after his 15-hour hijacking and kidnapping misery

Hilal OUT, Wydad AC qualifies the TotalEnergies CAF CL quarters


Hilal OUT, Wydad AC qualifies the TotalEnergies CAF CL quarters

Athar El Tahir ignored a remaining gasp penalty as Sudanese facet Al Hilal ignored out on an probability to qualify for the quarter finals of the CAF Champions League after being held by using South African aspect Sundowns on Saturday.

Hilal had come from a purpose down to degree 1-1 and had been awarded a ninetieth minute penalty after Mohamed Yasser used to be introduced down inner the box.

However, El Tahir took a tame kick which used to be saved through Sundowns keeper Ronwen Williams, atoning for his mistake that led to the hosts’ equalizer.

With the point from the match, Hilal are on 10 points, three ahead of third placed Al Ahly whom they face in the last match in Cairo.

Hilal will go through with a point away from home, but a loss of more than two goals will see them bow out.

Captain Mohamed Abdelrahman had scored the equalizer five minutes after Khuliso Mudau had given Masandawana the lead.

The skipper made the most of a mistake from Downs keeper Williams, dispossessing him of the ball a yard from goal and tapping home.

Sundowns had broken the deadlock in the 67th minute when Mudau reacted fasted to a rebound after the Hilal keeper had spilled Aubrey Modiba’s freekick from range.

Just after scoring the equalizer, Hilal had a good chance to score the second when Makabi Lilepo made a good run on the right and cut back to his left, but his curling effort blew over.

The game had broken into life in the second half, after some few opportunities in the opening 45 minutes. Lilepo had a good chance after 10 minutes when he raced into a long ball but his shot on the volley was saved.

Three minutes later he had another good opportunity when he broke into the box on the counter, but his curling effort was saved by Williams.

Sundowns had come chances, Teboho Mokoena forcing the keeper to a good save with a drive from range.

Elsewhere, defending champions Wydad Athletic Club have progressed to the quarter finals after playing to a 0-0 draw with DR Congo’s AS vita Club whose hopes have now diminished.

The point took Wydad to 10 points and an unassailable lead from third place with one match left to play.

Hilal OUT, Wydad AC qualifies the TotalEnergies CAF CL quarters

THIS IS SIMBA SC | Seventh heaven Simba roar into TotalEnergies CAF CL quarters in style


THIS IS SIMBA | Seventh heaven Simba roar into TotalEnergies CAF CL quarters in style

Tanzanian giants Simba SC thrashed Guinea’s Horoya 7-0 at the Benjamin Mkapa Stadium in Dar es Salaam on Saturday to thunder into the quarter-finals of the TotalEnergies CAF Champions League in style.

Clatous Chama scored a hattrick for Wekundu wa Msimbazi with Jean Beleke and Sadio Kanoute scoring two every as Simba made it into the final eight for the 1/3 time in 5 years.

They cemented their preserve on 2d spot as they moved to 9 points, 5 in advance of 1/3 positioned Horoya and 4 at the back of crew winners raja Club Athletic who picked a factor in their 1-1 away draw towards Uganda’s Vipers in Kampala.

The hosts have been in a have to win state of affairs heading into the tie and they have been off to a speedy start. Just 10 minutes in, they broke the impasse when Chama whipped in a extremely good freekick from the facet of the box.

Horoya almost drew level minutes later, but Pape Ndiaye’s two shots went narrowly wide. In between Simba had a brilliant chance to make it 2-0 when Chama broke off on the counter, but his pass back to the area was a yard behind Saido Ntibanzokiza who was racing towards goal.

They however made it 2-0 after 32 minutes when Beleke reacted quickest after the keeper spilled a Dennis Kibu shot.

They made it 3-0 after 34 minutes from the penalty spot, Chama putting the spot kick away after a handball inside the box.

Simba went into the break with a three-goal cushion and one foot into the last eight.

They kept the tempo in the second half and they made it 4-0 nine minutes after the restart when Kanoute placed a brilliant shot into the top right corner after being set up by Chama off a brilliant cutback from Ntibanzokiza.

Beleke completed his brace in the 65th minute when he beat the keeper one on one after pinching the ball off a defender at the edge of the box.

Chama then added his third and Simba’s sixth with a sublime finish inside the box from a Sakho cutback.

Kanoute then put the icing on the cake with the seventh four minutes to time with another brilliant shot from outside the area after being teed up by Shomari Kapombe.

Elsewhere in neighboring Uganda, Vipers SC under new coach Alex Isabirye picked up their second point in the group and scored their first goal in a 1-1 draw with Raja Casablanca.

Nigerian Abubakar Lawal scored the leveller at the stroke of halftime, finishing off at the backpost off a cross from Issa Mubiru.

Raja who are unbeaten in the group had opened the scoring after 18 minutes through Soufiane Benjdida who connected easily from three yards out off a Zakaria Labib cross.

This was the first time in the group phase that Raja were dropping points having been on a run of four successive victories.

With the top two already decided, the last round of matches will merely count for statistic with Horoya hosting Vipers in Conakry while Simba will be away to Raja.

THIS IS SIMBA | Seventh heaven Simba roar into TotalEnergies CAF CL quarters in style

Mouaki Dadi |Substitute sends JS Kabylie into TotalEnergies CAF CL quarters


Mouaki Dadi |Substitute sends JS Kabylie into TotalEnergies CAF CL quarters

Mouaki Dadi got here off the bench to rating at the stroke of ninety minutes as JS Kabylie sailed into the quarter finals of the TotalEnergies CAF Champions League with a 1-0 win over Petro de Luanda at home.

The recreation appeared to be headed for a draw, however the Algerian aspect used to be rewarded for their enterprise in the ultimate 10 minutes of the sport to clinch the 2nd and solely last quarter remaining slot from Group A.

The win took them to 10 factors and on pinnacle of the crew beforehand of defending champions Wydad, whom they face in the ultimate healthy day after the worldwide break.

Petro, semi-finalists from closing season, stay 1/3 with 4 points, and their closing suit towards AS Vita Club in Kinshasa will be simply to cement a robust finish.

Mouaki who had come in after 72 minutes scored a well taken goal, breaking into the box before planting the ball low into the net. The goal had come after a period of pressure from the home side.

JSK had a brilliant chance to grab a goal when the Petro goalie punched Mouaki’s shot into Massinissa Nait’s path at the edge of the six yard box, but the latter blazed the rebound over.

In the 89th minute, they had another glorious chance when Kouceila Boualia landed the ball inside the box, but he could not execute a goal.

Just like the first leg, which also ended in a barren draw, it was a tough and closely contested duel.

But Petro were off to a fast start and after 27 seconds had their first chance at goal when Anderson Cruz fired to the side netting after a cross from the right was defended into his path.

In the second half, there were a few chances as well. In the 65th minute, Juba Oukaci forced the Petro keeper to a neat save after his shot from distance was deflected.

On the other end, skipper Tiago Azulao came close when he flew in to try head a cross from a freekick, but his effort went wide.

Mouaki Dadi |Substitute sends JS Kabylie into TotalEnergies CAF CL quarters

Trevor Noah | more shows added to SA comedy line-up


Trevor Noah | more shows added to SA comedy line-up

Comedian Trevor Noah has delivered extra suggests to his Mzansi line-up.

Taking to his Twitter timeline he introduced the information through sharing a hyperlink the place tickets can be purchased.

“South Africa! Additional indicates have been introduced to the Savanna Cider offers ME LIVE tour,” he wrote.

Trevor Noah | more shows added to SA comedy line-up

Trevor was also recently a surprise act at Kevin Hart’s Reality Check Comedy Tour.

He took to his timeline to share images from the eventful night.

“Few nights in my life will live in my memory like the night I had the pleasure and honour of introducing my friend, my fellow comedian and absolute super star, Kevin, on stage in my home country South Africa.

“The crowd was electric, Kevin killed it, and we spent the night celebrating with his tequila. (Which is actually really smooth and delicious. Not an ad, Kevin didn’t want to pay me).”

Recalling the show, Kevin was grateful.

“Last night’s show in Pretoria was one for the record books. My brother Trevor Noah surprised the audience with a pop up and got one of the biggest applauses I have ever witnessed. He then brought me up and the rest is history. I can’t thank you all enough. Mpho Hart loves South Africa. Until next time guys,” he wrote in an Instagram post.

Trevor Noah | more shows added to SA comedy line-up

Zoleka Mandela launches tell-all YouTube series


Zoleka Mandela launches tell-all YouTube series

Zoleka Mandela is getting candid about her most cancers journey.

The writer launched a YouTube channel on Wednesday.

In the first episode, Zoleka speaks about her first prognosis in 2012 when she used to be 32 years ancient after giving start to her late son Zinawe.

In August, Zoleka , who documented her 10-year breast cancer journey in an autobiography When Hope Whispers, revealed doctors found cancer in her bones.

Speaking about her diagnosis on Instagram, Zoleka said she was devastated after discovering her battle with cancer was not over.

“I’ve had a sore back for more than a month and consulted my GP when I could no longer tolerate the excruciating pain in my left rib. I went for an X-ray of my chest and ribs a few days ago — I have a pathological fracture and swelling caused by cancer.”

Zoleka said her oncologist performed CT (computed tomography) and bone scans to determine whether she had cancer in any part of her body.

“From what she’s told me, cancer in the bones cannot be eradicated, nor can it be cured. I have bone metastasis. I’ve just had my CAT scan and awaiting my results. I don’t even have the words to articulate my thoughts and feelings, the words to describe how scared I am.

“What do I tell my children? How do I tell them that this time around I may not get to live my life as a survivor? How do I tell them everything will be OK when it’s not? I’m dying … I don’t want to die.”

Zoleka Mandela launches tell-all YouTube series