Enrique’s banned video revealed
When Enrique Iglesias made the steamy video for the song Sad Eyes in 2000 it was promptly banned. Thankfully. some kind soul has placed it on YouTube to allow us to experience Enrique in all his buff glory. The video features the singer fantasising over a model in a phone sex commercial. While the star is reputed to be unimpressively endowed, he sure makes up for it with his sexy bod and gay-friendly antics. (Does anyone remember when he performed at G-A-Y in London in 2007 and pulled up a gay fan on stage whom he lovingly embraced while serenading the lucky bastard?) To see the racy Sad Eyes video, click here.
Cape Town in celebrity frenzy
There’s apparently been some kind of football related thingy happening in Cape Town this past week. We’re admittedly not very sport oriented here at Mamba Mansions, but we’re very aware of the fact that the citizens of the Mother City have been kept very busy celeb-watching as a result. Our own Oscar-winning meisie Charlize Theron has been seen all over the place with family and friends, while David Beckham has been hanging out at the swankiest hotels in town. Becks also managed to do some good while in SA, visiting the Coaching for Hope program, which raises uses soccer to help create a better future for disadvantaged youth. “It is amazing to visit a project like this and see the effect football has on young people. Football has the power to change lives and these youngsters are able to learn valuable lessons through their love of the game,” he said afterwards. Go Becks!
Lady Gaga wants to get married
Revealing that she’s not only a fame-hungry artist, Lady Gaga – who this week received six Grammy Award nominations – has admitted that she really just wants to get married and have babies. “In eight to 10 years, I want to have babies for my dad to hold – grandkids. And I want to have a husband who loves and supports me, just the way anyone else does,” she told Elle Magazine in an interview for the January issue. She added, however, that “I would never leave my career for a man right now, and I would never follow a man around.” The groundbreaking star also surprised by telling the magazine that when it came to the cover of her CDs she was the one who wanted to tone things down: “My album covers are not sexual at all, which was an issue at my record label. I fought for months, and I cried at meetings. They didn’t think the photos were commercial enough…The last thing a young woman needs is another picture of a sexy pop star writhing in sand, covered in grease, touching herself.” Who knew!
Mr. Gay SA Charl van den Berg
All the Mr. Gay SA gossip
The Mr. Gay SA pageant took place in Pretoria recently and Gossip Monger was there, watching the show and mingling with the hunks afterwards. The production was modest but very well put together; Jason Greer was as dryly humorous and sexy as ever, Tim Moloi impressed with his stunning voice, while the ditzy Judy Page reminded us of a fabulously glamorous granny who wandered in from the old age home. Bless… Cathy Specific must have a clone or two out there – she seems to be just about everywhere these days. The contestants were sadly horribly fake-tanned with orange dominating the stage. And some of those bizarre costumes (think Sound of Music meets S&M dungeon)… The biggest surprise of the night was that Cape Town hottie Chris Macgregor, (who we suspect was the public favourite), failed to take the title. He didn’t even come second or third! When the winners were announced there was a shocked silence in the auditorium. Some speculated that he didn’t win because he was overly confident. Who knows, but on looks alone, he was our hands down favourite (he did, however, take the Bone Wear Model of the Year title). We discovered that the other stunner of the competition Tyrone Nell had pulled out of the pageant because of “work commitments” and could not make the five day cruise before the show. (Word is he’s been signed to Boss Models.) And the ‘skandaal’ didn’t end there, with guests abuzz over the news that at least three of the finalists, including the very cute winner Charl van den Berg, had posed for dirty pictures in the past. Sies! We’ve yet to get our hands on Charl’s… pictures, but we’d very much like to know if he’s a worthy winner in ALL departments.
Susan Boyle breaks records
We’re not in the habit of writing about overweight female Scottish singers, but Susan Boyle is the exception. The emotionally unstable star (we doubt that being famous will do her much good in that department, to be honest) has apparently broken records with her debut album. I Dreamed a Dream, which consists of covers of well-known songs, has sold more than 700,000 copies in the first week in the US alone, making it the biggest debut album of the year and the biggest debut for a female singer since 2002 in that country. “I’m incredibly proud of Susan and delighted for her. This success couldn’t have happened to a more deserving person,” said Simon Cowell. who has helped make her a star. Our suggestion to Susan is to take the money and run – fame and celebrity do not favour the vulnerable in the long term.
Robert Pattinson jokes about biting male fan
New Moon vampire stud, Robert Pattinson recently joked on the David Letterman show that he quite liked biting the neck of a male fan. Robert told David that it’s not only female fans that regularly ask him for love bites. “There were a couple more guys, on this sequel. There was a guy, kind of, maybe 230-pound guy who was at the premiere, kind of Hispanic looking, and he was asking me to bite him as well. So I did. And surprisingly I kind of liked it afterwards…and I’ve been out to dinner a couple times with him since,” he laughed. Hmm… If he’s freely dishing them out we’d be the first to line up for a nibble from Mr. Pattinson.
True Blood casts gay vampire
Seeing that the creator of True Blood is the openly gay Alan Ball, it’s about time that we were treated to a regular gay vampire character in this brilliant series. Well, it’s about to happen. It’s been reported that Greek-born hottie Theo Alexander has been cast as Talbot, an “intensely beautiful” vampire, the boyfriend of Russell Edgington (Denis O’Hare), the vampire king of Mississippi.” The character “has an acerbic sense of humour and loves to cook despite vampires’ inherent lack of cooking talents.” You may recognise the relatively unknown Alexander from guest roles in shows such as Pushing Daisies, CSI: NY and Chuck. The character of Talbot will make his first appearance in the third season of True Blood.
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