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2012-02-13 00:00

THE highs and lows of South African celebrity life come under the spotlight in 10 Over 10, the new show airing on Vuzu (DStv channel 123) at 7.30 pm on Wednesdays, starting this Wednesday.

Each episode in the 13-part series will feature a countdown of the top-10 celebrity scandals, sexy sirens, dirtiest love rats and raunchiest sports stars, accompanied by witty, blunt and funny comments from a range of social commentators.

Episode one gets right to the heart of youth culture through the massive social network, Twitter. In Celebs on Twitter — The Good, The Bad, The Outrageous, the show takes a tongue-in-cheek look at those celebs and socialites who get people talking, day and night.

There’s more celebrity fun over on Sony Entertainment Television (DStv channel 113), when Die Antwoord take to the stage of the Late Show with David Letterman at 11.15 pm tomorrow evening. Die Antwoord will perform music from their latest album, titled Ten$ion, on the show, which also includes an interview with Sarah Michelle Gellar (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Cruel Intentions).

Other shows worth catching this week include:

TODAY

• MacGyver — SABC3, Monday to Friday at 12.10 pm: Richard Dean Anderson stars as Angus MacGyver, a secret agent who refuses to carry a gun on his missions. Instead, he draws on a vast practical knowledge of making gadgets out of everyday objects to create unorthodox solutions to any problem he faces. In episode one, a bomb goes off in a classified laboratory, trapping two valuable scientists and unleashing an acid leak. MacGyver is called in to help the scientists escape.

•  DCI Banks: Aftermath — BBC Entertainment (DStv channel 120 at 8 pm: Based on the novel by Peter Robinson, this new crime drama stars Stephen Tompkinson as Inspector Banks. A man is faced with a chilling murder investigation when two police officers stumble across the lair of a serial killer.

•  The 53rd Annual Grammy Awards — Vuzu (DStv channel 123) at 8.30 pm: Find out who the big winners (and losers) were at music’s biggest night of the year. Kanye West leads the field with seven nominations, followed by Adele, Foo Fighters and Bruno Mars, with six nominations each.

• Blood, Sweat and T-Shirts — BBC Knowledge (DStv channel 251) at 9 pm: Six young fashion fanatics swap shopping in Britain for the backstreets of India, to live and work like the people who make the clothes they wear. How will they respond to learning the truth about the fashion business?

TOMORROW

• The Walking Dead – FX (TopTV channel 110) at 9.15 pm: Fans of the hit United States drama series will be able to catch the second season in which the small band of survivors, led by Georgia deputy sheriff Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln), search for a new home away from the threat of zombie attacks.

WEDNESDAY

• Pleasure and Pain — BBC Knowledge (DStv channel 251) at 9 pm: Presenter Michael Mosley goes to physical and mental extremes to unravel the biological, sensory and evolutionary mysteries of pleasure and pain, and asks: “how can we get the most pleasure in our lives?”

FRIDAY

• Soul Mates: Common and Maya Angelou — BET (TopTv channel 190), Friday at 10.30 pm: A look at what happened when BET News brought the iconic master of literature together with hip-hop artist, Common, just as Dr Angelou was ­receiving the country’s highest civilian honour from President Obama.

— Arts Editor.

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