Ty Keogh Does "The Incredibly Pointless Q&A"

Hi sunshines,

Gossip Guy here. You know me from such exciting blogposts as “Hottie Of the Week: Chris Zylka“, “Generations Shocker: Connie Ferguson Quits“, “Darren Scott’s Wedding: The Inside Scoop” and “Holy Six-Pack, Batman! New Super Hunk Joins The Bold.”

We’re also here to enjoy the almost now legendary Incredibly Pointless Q&A, where well-known peeps, celebrities and VIPs [In a rhyming mood are we? – ed.] get quizzed on the finer things in life.

As a longtime devotee [You say potato, I say stalker – ed.] of actor/model Ty Keogh, it was time to get to know The Wild actor a bit better. Even if still have no idea how to pronounce his surname…

Who are your celebrity crushes?
Natalie Portman – she’s versatile. I love the fact she can be the girl next door as well as supersexy. It doesn’t hurt that she’s an incredible actress. Kate Beckinsale and Olivia Wilde must be aliens because it’s impossible to be that perfect. I think Emmy Rossum from Shameless is brilliant and gorgeous. But my biggest celeb crush is a local, South African one… Just gonna call her freckles. [Huh? What! That’s teasing. No fair, no fair. Could it be Cindy Nell, Minki. No wait, Jena Dover…aaargh, the suspense is killing me – Gossip Guy]

Complete the sentence: I would never, ever… change what I’ve been through. My life hasn’t always been this good, but it’s because of all the struggle that success tastes this sweet. [Deep dude. Oprah would approve! – Gossip Guy.]
What do you wear to bed?
I don’t own pyjamas. [We’ll be right over to tuck you in – Gossip Guy.]
Which fellow celebrity would you like to trade places with for 24 hours?
Jay Kay from Jamiroquai for his car collection. I think 24 hours would be enough time to drive them all without worrying about the fines arriving in the mail. [Sneaky of you – Gossip Guy.]
“Da roof, da roof, da roof is on fiy-ah”

What two super-powers do you wish you had?
Being able to heal would be incredible – not keep people young but help those suffering in pain. Then flying. It’s the one reoccurring dream I have and it’s always a disappointment when I wake up with gravity keeping me down. [Darn that Newtown and his stoopid Law. on the other, perhaps we could put you in a spandex superhero costume just for fun. Er, call me… – Gossip Guy.]
What would you do with 5 million bucks?
There are a few people and organisations I’d help personally and I wouldn’t mind doing some travelling. [Gossip Guy could fit inside a suitcase. Just saying… – Gossip Guy.]
If you could have tea with the Queen, what would you say to her?
“Do you have any coffee?”

What skill do you wish you had? 
I wish I could’ve made it as a professional sportsman. It’s possibly the only job that I think could be more fun than acting. [We hear the Olympic Village was raunchy, er we mean raucous – Gossip Guy.]
You’re having a dinner party. Which 5 people would you invite?
I think to have fun I’d throw Robin Williams and John Belushi on opposite sides of the table. That would get the party started. Then maybe PJ O’Rourke next to me for some snide commentary, Anthony Hopkins to inject some class and manners into the conversation and my ‘crush’ sitting next to me. [No room for Gossip Guy. Booooo! That’s ok Jena, no Minki, no Roxy, no Natalie Becker will fill us in! – Gossip Guy.]

Dunno about y’all but I feel so much closer now to Ty. In fact I think we should do him as a future Hottie Of The Week – what do you say?

Gossip Guy

PS: When not following Ty on Twitter, feel free to give Gossip Guy a mention.

Hottie Of The Week: Zac Efron

Hi sunshines,

Gossip Guy here, with your weekly dose of deliciousness. Not that everything else on gossipguy.co.za isn’t delicious, but we all know the truth: that you guys are dirty pervs who like seeing celebrities half-naked. Carrent blame ya [He said in an Irish accent – ed.]

Here at Gossipguy Central [The GG HQ as it were – ed.] we consider it Research (with a cpital R) to spend hours every week finding, sourcing and uploading the hottest hotties for your viewing pleasure.

It’s a tough job but someone’s gotta do it.

And the team has done it again, stringing together the best shirtless sexy pics of actor/singer Zac Efron, best known for his roles in the High School Musical trilogy opposite then girlfriend Vanessa Hudgens, the musical Hairspray, 17 Again, Charlie St. Cloud, New Year’s Eve and The Lucky One.

Let the hottness begin…

Shirtless at the beach

Pole-dancing for GQ magazine

Shower power hour

Skating with mates – wheels on fire!

Just, er, hanging around

In tracksuit pants on a movie set. Notice anything dangling??

Blue steel. Zac the model

From his teen heartthrob days…

Beach babe: slippery when wet

Showing off his bicep tattoo

Peace, love and pectorals…
Gossip Guy

PS: If you missed the previous Hotties of the Week, never fear. Gossip Guy has all the links here…

SA Box-Office Top Ten: 7-9 September 2012

Ru Paul’s Drag Race was operating on a very low budget

Hi sunshines,

Gossip Guy here, with movie news. 

Because what happens on the silver screen stays on the silver screen is available at street corners and in Chinatown for just R29.95 on DVD.

Oh, the chuckles!

Speaking of laughter, I’d just like to point out a disturbing trend. A dance movie, yes dance, is the #1 movie in SA. Again. For the third week in a row. [Not for the acting! Must be Ryan Guzman’s swoonworthy biceps… – ed.]

And Mrs Doubtfire a man in a dress is #2. This is no laughing matter people. We need some decent movie fare on the top 10. Asap. No wonder the miners are revolting striking.

Here’s the dire state of the current box-office top 10…

6) TED 

And now you know!

Gossip Guy

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Lana Del Rey Takes It All Off For GQ

Hi sunshines,

Gossip Guy here, with news of nipples, mentions of mammaries, talk of tits… you get the picture.

In fact, that’s exactly what you get when you buy the latest issue of British GQ whose cover leaves little to the imagination.

Video Games star Lana Del Ray wears bright red lipstick – and nothing else – on the cover. It’s very sex kitten. Very Marilyn Monroe-esque. Or Lindsay Lohan pretending to be Marilyn Monroe styled as a sex kitten.

It’s an interesting choice, because, as much as we at Gossip Guy love us some Lana we’re not sure why she won GQ’s Woman of the Year award earlier this year.
*scratches head in wonder*

But the honour has landed the singer, who’s apparently leaving music to write movie screenplays, on the cover of the lad mag’s annual men’s issue.

Oh, and if the pics aren’t enticing enough, here are some snippets from the article where Lana talks about her battle with the bottle and how much her life has changed since she became fairly well known famous.

Choice quote #1: “Alcohol was the first love of my life. I have a dark side but the dark side was winning every time.”

Choice quote #2: “My life is just f****** different. I never wanted to lead a normal life. I was always a secret thrill-seeker.”

You likey? Let Gossip Guy know via Twitter or drop us a comment.

Gossip Guy

One Direction, M.I.A & Chris Brown Win Big At The 2012 MTV Video Music Awards

“Russel Brand is such a big dick”

Hi sunshines,

Gossip Guy here, with greetings and salutations. [He means ‘awards’ – ed.]

Did Rihanna diss One Direction? Does Miley look like a mini-Pink? Does Rihanna’s new hairdo make her look like a Star Trek extra? How come Lady Gaga, the queen of music videos, wasn’t nominated for anything? Did Frank Ocean bring a man-date along? Where in the world is Carmen Riviera?

All these and other life-alteringly important questions must now be asked, followed the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards (aka the VMAs). The ceremony, attending by musicdom’s Who’s Who, took place in LA on Thursday 6 September. One Direction was the night’s biggest winner, clinching the most awards (three!) and apparently prompting Rihanna to whisper her disgust at lsoign to them to her galpal Katy Perry [Allegedly. Or something – ed.]. Also on the winners’ list was Coldplay, Rihanna, Katy Perry, Nicki Minaj, Demi Lovato, Chris Brown, Drake, Calvin Harris, M.I.A, Skrillex and Beyonce.

Feast your eyes on the winners’ list, plus some fashion hits & misses…

Video of the Year
Drake featuring Rihanna – ‘Take Care’
Gotye – ‘Somebody That I Used to Know’
Katy Perry – ‘Wide Awake’
M.I.A. – ‘Bad Girls’

Rihanna – ‘We Found Love’ – WINNER

Best Pop Video
fun. featuring Janelle Monae – ‘We Are Young’
Justin Bieber – ‘Boyfriend’
Maroon 5 featuring Wiz Khalifa – ‘Payphone’

One Direction – ‘What Makes You Beautiful’ – WINNER

Rihanna – ‘We Found Love’

Best Rock Video
The Black Keys – ‘Lonely Boy’
Coldplay – ‘Paradise’ – WINNER
Imagine Dragons – ‘It’s Time’
Jack White – ‘Sixteen Saltines’
Linkin Park – ‘Burn It Down’

Best Hip-Hop Video
Childish Gambino – ‘Heartbeat’
Drake featuring Lil Wayne – ‘HYFR’ – WINNER
Kanye West featuring Pusha T, Big Sean and 2 Chainz – ‘Mercy’
Nicki Minaj featuring 2 Chainz – ‘Beez in the Trap’
The Throne – ‘Paris’

Best New Artist
Carly Rae Jepsen – ‘Call Me Maybe’
Frank Ocean – ‘Swim Good’
fun. featuring  Janelle Monae – ‘We Are Young’
One Direction – ‘What Makes You Beautiful’ – WINNER
The Wanted – ‘Glad You Came’

Best Female Video
Beyoncé – ‘Love on Top’
Katy Perry – ‘Part of Me’

Nicki Minaj – ‘Starships’ – WINNER

Rihanna – ‘We Found Love’
Selena Gomez & The Scene – ‘Love You Like a Love Song’

Best Male Video
Chris Brown – ‘Turn Up the Music’ – WINNER
Drake featuring Rihanna – ‘Take Care’
Frank Ocean – ‘Swim Good’
Justin Bieber – ‘Boyfriend’
Usher – ‘Climax’

Best Electronic Dance Music Video
Avicii – ‘Le7els’
Calvin Harris – ‘Feels So Close’ – WINNER
Duck Sauce – ‘Big Bad Wolf’
Martin Solveig – ‘The Night Out’
Skrillex – ‘First of the Year (Equinox)’

Best Video with a Message
Demi Lovato – ‘Skyscraper’ – WINNER
Gym Class Heroes featuring Ryan Tedder – ‘The Fighter’
Kelly Clarkson – ‘Dark Side’
K’Naan featuring Nelly Furtado – ‘Is Anybody Out There?’
Lil Wayne – ‘How to Love’
Rise Against – ‘Ballad of Hollis Brown’

Best Art Direction
Drake featuring Rihanna – ‘Take Care’
Katy Perry – ‘Wide Awake’ – WINNER
Lana Del Rey – ‘Born to Die’
Of Monsters & Men – ‘Little Talks’
Regina Spektor – ‘All the Rowboats’

Best Choreography
Avicii – ‘Le7els’
Beyoncé – ‘Countdown’
Chris Brown – ‘Turn Up the Music’ – WINNER
Jennifer Lopez featuring Pitbull – ‘Dance Again’
Rihanna – ‘Where Have You Been’

Best Cinematography
Adele – ‘Someone Like You’
Coldplay featuring Rihanna – ‘Princess of China’
Drake featuring Rihanna – ‘Take Care’
Lana Del Rey – ‘Born to Die’
M.I.A. – ‘Bad Girls’ – WINNER

Best Direction
Coldplay featuring Rihanna – ‘Princess of China’
Duck Sauce – ‘Big Bad Wolf’
Frank Ocean – ‘Swim Good’
M.I.A. – ‘Bad Girls’ – WINNER
The Throne – ‘Otis’

Best Editing
A$AP Rocky – ‘Goldie’
Beyoncé – ‘Countdown’ – WINNER
Gotye featuring Kimbra – ‘Somebody That I Used to Know’
Kanye West featuring  Pusha T, Big Sean and 2 Chainz – ‘Mercy’
The Throne – ‘Paris’

Best Visual Effects
David Guetta featuring Nicki Minaj – ‘Turn Me On’
Katy Perry – ‘Wide Awake’
Linkin Park – ‘Burn It Down’
Rihanna – ‘Where Have You Been’
Skrillex – ‘First of the Year (Equinox)’ – WINNER

Most Share-Worthy Video
Beyoncé – ‘Countdown’
Carly Rae Jepsen – ‘Call Me Maybe’
Gotye featuring Kimbra – ‘Somebody That I Used to Know’
Justin Bieber – ‘Boyfriend’
One Direction – ‘What Makes You Beautiful’ – WINNER

Oh, and Chris Brown and Rihanna smooched. A ‘congrats, well-done’ kiss on winning, but a lip-on-lip snog nonetheless. This will no doubt have the folks at PETA womens’ abuse organisations up in arms.

Well, now you know!

Gossip Guy

For more news, views and screws, follow me on Twitter. I’m @the_gossip_guy.

ChianoSky Does "The Incredibly Pointless Q&A"

Hi sunshines,

Gossip Guy here, armed [Dangerous too, even – ed.] with more hot, hot, hot celebrity interrogations interviews.

Let’s give a hearty Gossip Guy welcome to new singing sensation ChianoSky [Pronounced ‘she’-ah’no’ btw – ed.].

The sexy singer might be new on the scene has with her debut album Home Sweet Home she’s racked up hit after hit after hit with her sultry Amy Winehouse-ified voice on songs like Sick Sick and Walking Away.

So we sat here down for a little one-on-one.

It was rad!

Here’s the delectable She-Ah-No on looking like MC Hammer (her words, not ours!), what she hates about Britney and what skill she wishes she possessed. Read on…

Who are your celebrity crushes?
No crushes! I’m too busy to blow kisses. [Aw, can’t Gossip Guy and ed. get a little lovin’?? – ed.]

Complete the sentence: I would never, ever… pull a Britney Spears and shave my hair off. [What about Miley’s new do though – ed.]

What do you wear to bed?
A baggy tracksuit. I look like MC Hammer. [You can’t touch this, yo – ed.]

Chiano’s pyjamas weren’t available in the sleepwear aisle

Which fellow celebrity would you like to trade places with for 24 hours?
Banksy, the famous graffiti artist. The concepts and artworks that he comes up with are so inspiring and artistic. I would love to be a part of that. [If you can find him let us know. Gossip Guy wants to interview him – ed.]

What two super-powers do you wish you had?
I’d love to be able to breathe under water like a mermaid and be invisible (so I could raid a candy store). [Katy Perry would approve! – ed.]

What would you do with 5 million bucks?
Build a home recording studio, travel to Egypt and India, invest and play the stock market. [Work and play! A good balance there – ed.]

If you could have tea with the Queen, what would you say to her?
I would ask her to please teach me the famous wave. [Um, not sure she’s in the mood for it today  – ed.]

What skill do you wish you had? 
I wish I could surf. Oh and I want to learn to speak sign language. [Seems Queenie might know a phrase or two….Oh the chuckles! – ed.]

You’re having a dinner party. Which 5 people would you invite?
Marilyn Monroe – we need a sex bomb at the table
Marvin Gaye – he is my favourite musician
Amy Winehouse – my other favourite
Charlie Chapman – the comedian
Jamie Oliver – someone needs to cook

If you liked the Q&A and want to have Gossip Guy’s babies, don’t fret, there’s plenty more. Check out these hot, hot hot previous A-list-licious celeb interviews:
Days of our Lives star Arianne Zucker (Nicole)
Generations’ Sophie Ndaba (Queen)
Olympic swimmer Cameron van der Burgh
Isidingo’s Ashish Gangapersad (Prada)
Cricketer Wayne Parnell
Top Billing’s Jo-Ann Strauss
Are You Gonna Stay singer Toya Delazy
Zef rapper Jack Parow
TV & radio presenter Liezel van der Westhuizen
Home singer Louise Carver
Isidingo & Mr Bones 2 actress Leeanda Reddy
Idols host and musician ProVerb

Gossip Guy

PS: Follow me on Twitter. Even Ronn Moss from The Bold and the Beautiful does. #Truestory

PPS: Watch the vid for Chiano’s breakout single Sick Sick here

SA Box-Office Top Ten: 31 August-2 September 2012

Hi sunshines,
Gossip Guy here, with popcorn-related news. Friday is movie day. Meaning the week’s new releases open at the box-office. And this week saw the rebooted Total Recall with Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sharon Stone Colin Farrell, Jessica Biel and Kate Beckinsale, as well as a new Disney Tinkerbell movie and the latest Madea flick, Madea’s Witness Protection. The film, the 7th in the Madea franchise (wow!) stars Tyler Perry, Denise Richards and the dad from American Pie, Eugene Levy.
Could any of the newbies knock Step Up 4 off the #1 spot?
Counting down the Top Ten… here we go…
4) TED
And now you know!
Gossip Guy
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Gossip Guy At The Virgin Active 100th Club Opening

Hi sunshines,

Gossip Guy here.

We’ve been stalking stars, as one does.

Recently, Gossip Guy was one of the VIP guests at the launch of Virgin Active’s 100th club. As one of the gym’s brand ambassadors, Gossip Guy was peachy keen to check out the new club in Balfour Park shopping centre as well as rub shoulders with some of the who’s who that would be there.

We also (((Shameless Self-Punt Alert!!!))) had another reason to be there, and no I don’t just mean getting to see Olympic gold medalist Chad Le Clos’s abs. One of Gossip Guy’s Jew-tees duties as a VA ambassador is to be available for any press interviews. You know, the kind where *they* interview *us*. [Modesty becomes you Gossip Dude – ed.]

And website myshtetl.co.za wanted a one-on-one, which you can check out here.

So, enough about me, me, me, let’s talk about the celebs who attended. Who was there:

  • Angie Khumalo, 5FM’s Zulu Maiden and co-host on The Roger Goode Radio Show
  • Catherine Grenfell from 5FM’s Fresh Drive
  • The Graeme Watkins Project
  • Chad Le Clos and his dad Bert
  • and Mark Pilgrim, who was MC for the day

Some pics for your viewing pleasure…

Chad Le Clos in the pool, with VA’s Ross Faragher-Thomas

Chad and Bert Le Clos with their cute custom-made t-shirts. Very funny!

Rudo Pieterse and Graeme Watkins from The Graeme Watkins Project with 5FM’s Catherine Grenfell and Angie Khumalo

And now you know!

Gossip Guy

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Hottie Of The Week: Paul Wesley

Hi sunshines,

Gossip Guy here, with some genuine wish fulfillment.

Awhile ago I asked on Twitter who you, the Gossip Guy stalkerazzi, would like to see us feature as a future Hottie of the Week.

We had quite a few suggestions, including Isidingo’s Ashish Gangapersad (Prada) and Top Billing’s newest presenter Jonathan Boynton-Lee and even Adam Lambert (who’s not big on posing sans his shirt it would seem), but top of the tweets was by far and away Vampire Diaries hottie Paul Wesley (he plays the nice-guy brother Stefan Salvatore) came through loud and fangtasticly clear. Over and above his TV bro Ian Somerhalder, interestingly enough.

What can we say! Gossip Guy has your best interests at heart.

In fact, you might as well call us your fairy godmother…

But enough about my magic wand, let’s get to the ogling shall we?
Heeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeere’s Pauly…

Because ‘vest’ is best…

Bed time. *yawns*

A rather gratuitous underwear shot

Showing off his biceps in Vanity Fair

Shirt-lifter. Could watch this over and over and over…

Go ‘vest’, life is peaceful there…

And a boners bonus video of Paul shirtless in Smallville

You know you love me,
Gossip Guy

PS: If you liked this Hottie of the Week, feel free to recommend to your friends, family and gay best friend. Or just check out these previous Hotties:

  • True Blood hottie Ryan Kwanten here and here

Arianne Zucker Does "The Incredibly Pointless Q&A"

Smile, you’re on gossipguy.co.za

Hi sunshines,

Gossip Guy here, fresh from my chat with internationally-recognised, Emmy-nominated soap opera star Arianne Zucker, better known to Days of our Lives fans as Nicole Walker Robbins Roberts Kiriakis DiMera DiMera [True story. I looked it up – ed.]. While that surname probably won’t fit on her driver’s license in real life Arianne is happily married to her former Days castmate Kyle Lowder (Brady Black) who’s also appeared on The Bold and the Beautiful as Rick Forrester. The couple who recently celebrated their 10-year anniversary have a daughter Isabella who’ll be three in December. 

But enough biographical natter, let’s get to the chit chat. Here’s Ari on meeting her ultimate celeb crush, fast cars and the first thing she’d do if she had millions in the bank…

Name your top five celebrity crushes:
These are kid crushes and I still have them to this day…
1) Garth Brooks, because his music got me through tough times when I was younger.
2) Tim Mcgraw, because because because because.
3) Daniel Craig because I love James Bond movies and he is the sexiest. [Amen to that sistah-girl! Yeah, by far – ed.]
4) Will Smith, because he always makes me laugh. [
5) Sean Connery because no matter how old he gets he still looks amazing and he is a 007.

Complete the sentence: I would never, ever… say the words “never, ever” because you never know. [Too true.

What do you wear to bed? 
Depends on the time of year, but something very soft.

Which fellow celeb would you like to trade places with for 24 hours?
Faith Hill when she is on vacation with Tim McGraw (but without the kids) because well, he’s Tim McGraw. It’s ok… My husband already knows about my crush.

You know what they say about men with big hats…

What two super-powers do you wish you had?

I would choose to be a Wonder Twin. My brother and I used to play Wonder Twins growing up. I would fly and be able to use water to turn into any kind of liquid form. [The lesser-spotted DC Comics superheroes but hey, that’s so cool! – ed.]

“Got any Scooby Snacks?”

What would you do with 5 million bucks?
Definitely roll around in it first before anything! [I’ve done that. but I only had a handful of 20s so it wasn’t as much as it looks when Scrooge McDuck does it – ed.]

If you could have tea with the Queen, what would you say to her?
“How much trouble were those cute grandsons of yours when they were little?” [And if they misbehaved would you set the corgis on them? – ed.]

What skill do you wish you had?
Tough to say since I haven’t tried everything yet, but right now, I would say racecar driving. I love me a fast car!

You’re having a dinner party. Which 5 people would you invite?

Ok, I feel like this is a truth or dare question…
1) My grandma, Fay, who passed away when I was 18 months old
2) My brother, Todd
3) Tim McGraw (FYI – I have met him three times and still can’t carry a conversation with him. Oy!)
4) Elvis Presley (for my brother)
5) Former president John F. Kennedy

And now you know!

Don’t forget to check out more exclusive celebrity Q&A’s with Sophie Ndaba, Cameron van der Burgh, Ashish GangapersadWayne ParnellJo-Ann Strauss, Toya Delazy, Jack Parow, Liezel van der Westhuizen, Louise Carver, Leeanda Reddy and ProVerb.

Peace, love and paparazzi,
Gossip Guy

PS: Here’s a pic of Ari and I taken during her recent trip to South Africa for her empowerment programme LifeCHANGE.

Gossip Guy meets Arianne Zucker