Bitchitude and bling

2011-08-20 13:58

The sports awards have just become the hottest show in town

It’s official. The sports awards have overtaken every other awards show as the hottest event on the social calendar. The Department of Sports and Recreation has been dropping millions to make this the most bling affair of the year.

Minister Fikile Mbalula called it “razzmatazz” (how old school!) and it pulled a star-studded crowd for one of the dinners leading up to the ceremony taking place tonight.

The dinner at the scenic Randlords in Braamfontein, Joburg, hosted international stars Vivica A Fox, Brandy Norwood and Regina King, who are all presenting awards at the event. The minister must have had a crush on the 1990s power trio – they are that random!

What went down at that shindig? First off, this country has become the land of career resuscitation. And the person basking most in this glory is Miz Fox, who clearly felt she was above local celebrities.

The actress and other celebrities were asked to pose for pictures on stage, but madam was having none of it. I can almost imagine her asking: “Who are these little upstarts trying to steal my shine?”

Poor Minnie Dlamini was just left on the side where camera lenses didn’t reach.

Fox had better hope that she doesn’t come across Sophie Ndaba, Sonia Sedibe and other locals in a dark street because she really pissed them off with her high-and-mighty attitude. The woman was just plain rude.

Brandy and Regina King, thankfully, didn’t have her bitchitude. Then again, Brandy was kept busy by the man she brought along. The two were in serious PDA mode, kissing in full view of everyone.

Luckily, there were pleasant celebs like the ever-so-pretty Terry Pheto, sporting seriously hot earrings that she knows are not going back to LA with her. Oh, and nobody rocks a short hairdo like Azania Ndoro. She almost makes me want to get rid of my weave. Almost.

Bob Mabena looked suave in a grey suit while chatting to Bobby Motaung. As for the adorable Baby Jake Matlala, the funny guy jokingly bent down to my knee level for a picture because he said waist-level wasn’t short enough.

The MCs were those darlings of the ANC Youth League, T’bo Touch and Nonhle Thema, who seem to be the new favourites these days. I wonder where Chomee was? Did her entertainment tender end?

I spotted an unkempt Afro courtesy of Oskido, a bent, old cap thanks to Doc Shebeleza and unacceptable indoor sunglasses from Stoan Seate and Kwela Tebza’s Tshepo Lerole.

On the other side of the room was the ANC Youth League – Julius Malema, Floyd Shivambu and honorary youth league members Tony Yengeni and Zizi Kodwa holding on to their youth for dear life.

Malema had pretty women throwing themselves at him, but didn’t take the bait, involving himself in conversation with Mbalula.

I wonder what the drinks situation was because while the VIP area stayed packed, the rest of the venue cleared quickly, so I suspect it was a cash bar. The VIP area only cleared after 2.30am when Malema left.

If you’re not at Sun City ­tonight, get a big bowl of popcorn and get comfy in front of the telly. The sports awards will be screened live on SABC1 and SuperSport channel 204 at 8pm.

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