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Pearl Modiadie’s ‘push present’ and Netflix premiere: Get the details here

May 12th 2021 at 10:30

Modiadie is the co-host of the new Netflix extreme sports reality show which was filmed at the Tiffindell Ski Resort in the southern Drakensberg. 

The TV presenter, radio DJ, actress and producer best known to TV audiences for presenting the SABC1 music talk show Zaziwa, took to her Instagram account yesterday to announce the 12 May premiere of Slope Slap or, in her own words: “…this high-energy sexy reality competition with contestants from all over the world”.

Pearl Modiadie’s Mother’s Day present

Not only is Modiadie riding the wave of international success, she also gifted herself with a brand new Porsche to celebrate her first Mother’s Day this past Sunday.

Modiadie gave birth to her baby boy, Olivier Lewatle, in September 2020 and the Metro FM presenter has since split from Lewatle’s father, Nathaniel Oppenheimer.

According to sources, Modiadie apparently felt Oppenheimer was not giving her the support she felt she needed as a new mother at the time. No doubt, her pick-me-up Porsche will…

I gifted myself a push present in celebration of my first Mother’s Day 🥰✨ #MommyCar #ForBabyLewatleAndMommy

For the longest time Mother’s Day was a reminder of what I had lost, but now I celebrate what I have been given… the gift of being a mom. #happymothersday2021 pic.twitter.com/t6tVy0JGJc

— 𝐏𝐞𝐚𝐫𝐥 𝐌𝐨𝐝𝐢𝐚𝐝𝐢𝐞 (@PearlModiadie) May 9, 2021

LOWDOWN ON ‘SLOPE SLAP’

Modiadie co-hosts the extreme sports reality show alongside Sarodj Bertin from Haiti and Amanda Landry from the United States (US). Her participation in the series was first announced by Modiadie back in 2018. 

The show sees contestants from all over the world meet in South Africa’s highest ski resort as they compete for the chance of winning one of 12 cash prizes of $2 000 which equates to around R279 561 and other prizes from an American production company. 

ANNOUNCEMENT POST

An excited Modiadie took to social media to post two announcement posts for the premiere of the series: 

“At zero degree temperatures, South Africa 🇿🇦(Me) Haiti 🇭🇹 ( @sarodjbertin ) and the USA 🇺🇸(@alwaysarenee ) came together to bring you this high-energy sexy reality competition with contestants from all over the world… SLOPE SLAP!! I’m excited that it’s finally premiering on @netflixsa on May 12 2021!”

“Only 1 day until we can all watch Slope Slap on @netflixsa ! ❄ ⛄ 🥶 We brought the heat in the blistering cold mountains at the Tiffindell ski resort here in SA! I’m team 🇿🇦 and now of course 🇫🇷 😉, you?” wrote Modiadie.

WATCH THE ‘SLOPE SLAP’ TRAILER

The production company AAA Entertainment described the series as follow:

“Hosted by Pearl Modiadie, Slope Slap is a Netflix big event close-ended reality competition series that pits two teams against each other every week in a series of fun, sexy, snowy, sweaty, and outrageous physical competitions at the coolest mountain top party destination in the world!”

“Set in the winter wonderland of the snowcapped mountains of South Africa, our young, diverse and gorgeous teams of international contestants take on challenging obstacles, with unexpected tumbles and tangles as they push to prove their perseverance,” continued AAA Entertainment. 

ALSO READ: Trailer alert: Come ‘Trippin’ with the Kandasamys’ on Netflix in June [watch]

Pearl Modiadie's 'push present' and Netflix premiere: Get the details here

SA media personality Pearl Modiadie celebrated her first Mother's Day with a 'present to self' and is set to appear in the Netflix premiere of the extreme sports reality series 'Slope Slap' tonight.

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Goodbye DStv – Where to stream sports, movies, TV shows, and news

May 12th 2021 at 11:31
International video streaming services allow South Africans to cut the DStv cord and access a wide range of entertainment – including movies, series, sports, and news – via online platforms.

Awesome shows and movies to watch on Netflix and Showmax this weekend

May 7th 2021 at 09:22
Netflix and Showmax have added many new action movies and comedies to watch this weekend.

‘Emily in Paris’: Netflix announces start of season two production [watch]

May 5th 2021 at 12:00

Netflix announced that Emily in Paris season two is officially in production via a social media post on Monday 3 May. 

WATCH: ANNOUNCEMENT VIDEO

The announcement comes after Netflix revealed that Emily in Paris was the streaming platform’s most popular comedy series of 2020. According to Deadline, the series was watched by 58 million households in the first 28 days of its release back in October 2020. In November, the series was renewed for a second season. 

The series also received a Golden Globe nomination earlier this year, to the surprise of many.

“If you didn’t hear, the cast of Emily in Paris is back in town! Production of Season 2 has officially kicked off! 🥐,” the post was captioned. 

WHAT IS ‘EMILY IN PARIS’ ABOUT?

Emily in Paris stars Lily Collins as Emily, a young, ambitious marketing executive from the United States of America (USA) who lands her dream job in Paris. She is in charge of the social media strategy and the series takes viewers on Emily’s adventures of work, romance and travel in Paris. 

“We are writing to inform you that Emily Cooper’s new work permit has been approved with a start date of May 3 2021. As per our prior correspondence, she is an asset to SAVOIR and we hope she continues to have impact with our clients who are very particular about the results they expect from our agency,” wrote Emily’s superior, Sylvie Grateau on Emily in Paris social media page. 

WHAT TO EXPECT FROM SEASON TWO 

Emily is set to embrace the French culture more in the upcoming season. The first season showed Emily’s view of Paris through an American lens, now she will be embracing the city more. 

“As we often work with very unique brands, we hope that Emily continues to immerse herself culturally here in order to not make any egregious faux pas. We will continue to keep you updated on her progress and accomplishments in the coming months,” continued Grateau. 

show creator Darren Star continued on the topic of Emily building on her knowledge of french culture. 

“For me, it’s the evolution of the character. I think when someone goes to Paris for the first time, they are overwhelmed by the beauty of the city and that’s what they’re seeing,” said Star to Variety

“I think, perhaps, a lot of viewers who lived in Paris for a long time didn’t quite understand that this was through the lens of a character who was experiencing the city for the first time. That’s how she was perceiving it — she was really struck by the beauty that was all around her,” he continued. 

Emily will also be working and struggling with her French this season. 

“When she got there, she got a bit of a free pass in the beginning and I don’t think it will be quite as easy for her in second season. I think she will be more assimilated, in terms of living in Paris and stepping up to the challenges of learning the language,” he added.

Ultimate DStv bundle for R1,276 – DStv Premium, Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, and YouTube Premium

May 4th 2021 at 11:17
The DStv Explora Ultra decoder makes it possible for South Africans to get DStv Premium, Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, YouTube, Showmax, and DStv Box Office on the same device.

Great movies and TV shows on Netflix and Showmax this weekend

April 30th 2021 at 10:04
Netflix and Showmax have added a range of new movies and TV shows to watch this weekend. 

DStv adds YouTube to its top-end PVR

April 30th 2021 at 07:01
MultiChoice Group, continuing its strategy of cooperating with competitors, on Friday said it has added YouTube to its high-end DStv Explora Ultra personal video recorder decoder.

DStv Explora Ultra gets YouTube – joins Netflix and Amazon Prime Video

April 30th 2021 at 06:55
The DStv Explora Ultra decoder now features YouTube, which joins Netflix and Amazon Prime Video.

Netflix launches “Play Something”

April 28th 2021 at 10:00
Netflix has launched "Play Something", a feature that allows subscribers to click a button and immediately start watching a movie or an episode of a show recommended by its algorithm.

Google’s ad resurgence is just getting started

April 28th 2021 at 02:41
Google is turning out to be one of the biggest winners of the reopening of trade following the Covid-19 pandemic. By Tae Kim.

Netflix’s best performance yet at the Oscars – including a South African winner

April 26th 2021 at 07:53
Netflix posted its best performance yet at the Oscars on Sunday night, claiming seven wins out of its 31 nominations.

Local story ticks the right boxes

April 25th 2021 at 15:00
By: Eyaaz

A partnership between the National Film and Video Foundation and Netflix will see six South African films being premiered on the streaming service

The post Local story ticks the right boxes appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.

Great fantasy and reality shows to watch on Netflix and Showmax this weekend

April 23rd 2021 at 09:05
South Africa's two biggest streaming services - Netflix and Showmax - have recently added a number of highly rated movies and TV shows to their platforms. 

Netflix plunges after missing its own forecast by millions of subscribers

April 21st 2021 at 07:28
Netflix credited the pandemic with delivering record growth in 2020. Now it’s blaming the pandemic for the worst first quarter in eight years.

Netflix shares tumble as subscriber growth slows

April 21st 2021 at 02:49
Netflix said slower production of TV shows and movies during the pandemic hurt subscriber growth in the first quarter, sending shares of the world's largest streaming service down 11% on Tuesday.

Netflix boom shudders to near-halt

April 21st 2021 at 01:16
Netflix Inc credited the pandemic with delivering record growth in 2020. Now it’s blaming the pandemic for the worst first quarter in eight years.

Showmax cuts mobile plan price to R39

April 19th 2021 at 03:28
Showmax has reduced the price of its mobile subscription plan to R39 per month in South Africa.

The best movies to watch on Netflix, Showmax, and Video Play this weekend

April 16th 2021 at 09:34
There is no shortage of new entertainment to enjoy on video streaming services if you plan to spend your weekend at home. 

FNB card data shows a big shift in spending habits in South Africa

April 16th 2021 at 05:42
A year After South Africa went into lockdown, FNB's data shows a big an upsurge in customers who are spending on home delivery, video and music streaming apps for convenient access to services.

The best mobile data deals for streaming in South Africa

April 15th 2021 at 09:54
Here are the best mobile data products for streaming video on Netflix, Showmax, and DStv Now.

What to watch on Netflix, Showmax, and Video Play this weekend

April 9th 2021 at 10:00
There are plenty of great movies and TV shows to catch this weekend on Netflix, Showmax, and Video Play. 

Netflix scores big deal to stream Sony movies

April 9th 2021 at 01:32
Netflix Inc. secured exclusive U.S. rights to new movies from Sony Pictures after they leave theaters, in a multiyear agreement giving the streaming giant upcoming films in the popular “Jumanji” and “Spider-Man” franchises.

What to watch on Netflix, Showmax, and Video Play this Easter weekend

April 2nd 2021 at 06:59
Here are the latest TV shows and movies to watch on Netflix, Showmax, and Video Play this Easter weekend.

What to watch on Netflix, Showmax, and Video Play this weekend

March 26th 2021 at 06:00
Here are some of the best recently added movies and shows to watch on Netflix, Showmax, and Video Play this weekend.
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