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David Hasselhoff Hosts the Loerie Awards

David Hasselhoff hosted the Sunday night leg of the 2011 Loerie Awards in Cape Town, South Africa, much to the delight of the 1,500 people who attended the event at the Cape Town International Convention Centre. Chants of “Hoff, Hoff, Hoff” rang out as he introduced himself and the man most famous for his roles in television series like Baywatch and Knight Rider responded with a barrage of “Hoff” jokes.

“I feel ‘Hoffle’ that I can’t stay longer in Cape Town,” he said, before he told the audience about how much he enjoyed visiting Table Mountain with his girlfriend this weekend.

At a media conference after the event, Hasselhoff explained that he saw the Loerie Awards as an excellent opportunity to express himself to a creative audience. “My whole life seems to be ruled by the media - best to kinda embrace it and address the negative media - turn it into truth.” Throughout the event he made light of his career in television as well as some of the scandals he has supposedly been involved in off screen.

Sunday night’s session of the 2011 Loerie Awards paid tribute to the best digital and television brand communication in South Africa. Cape Town featured prominently, both as a film location and as the home of many award winners, such as the team from HelloComputer, who won the Grand Prix award.

Cape Town Executive Mayor Patricia de Lille thoroughly enjoyed the event and said straight afterward: “We want to keep the Loeries in Cape Town.” Loerie Awards CEO Andrew Human said that there are four other destinations competing with Cape Town to host the 2012 Loerie Awards and that a decision will be taken in December this year.

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Source: Cape Town Blog

SharkWatch Out Now

Remember when David went to South Africa and filmed all that shark footage? Well, now The Underwater Channel has the trailer and the series in 3 parts.

We had such an amazing and life changing experience; it IS scary to have a tiger shark swim straight at you with no cage, but I've learned that courage isn't having no fear; it's feeling the fear and overcoming it.I hope you all get to watch this amazing footage.

View the Trailer!Series: Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3

David's Favorite Things...


David's coming back to  the states in a few days and shares with us some of his favorite things since he's been away.

hoffblogThis year has been so amazing for me both personally and professionally. I feel so blessed to be able to do the things I get to do, like go to South Africa to dive with sharks and sing a duet with an amazing woman, or to spend the summer in England, or to spend some time in Dubai.As many of you know, I've been out of the country for a while, but I'm coming back to the good old U.S of A in just a few days and I thought I'd share my favorite photos and videos from my year so far.Let me know what you think!DH

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Meeting the Hoff

Jacaranda FM contacted Reynard Botha and asked him to bring his KITT replica to Monte Casino as a surprise to David. Here is his story:

Last week was very busy for me as I was trying to get my car and myself ready to meet the Hoff.  Yes the real Michael Knight. err David Hasselhoff.JacarandFM contacted me and asked my if I can bring KITT to Monte Casino as a surprise to David while visiting SA to sing a Duet with Patricia Lewis an old friend and ex-girl friend to David.  The schedule was jumped by a few months in order for the song to be completed before Patricia is to be operated for tumors on the thyroid, and operation that might render the blond super voice of South Africa quite forever.  Well I certainly hope not, I wish Patricia all of the best for the operation.Well back to the Hoff.  What a nice guy, looking back on track with his life and a pleasant celeb to meet.  He chatted with me about my car and told e about his own.  He played out a little scene with my KITT in the car and signed my car and my owners manual that I wrote for the car.  He posed for some pictures with me and also did a host of other interviews for the event, he then sang a song on stage and also did a round of signatures for the crowds.

He posted a ton of pictures of his time with the Hoff and shows off his awesome KITT replica.See the rest of the photos here.The Hoff with Reynard Boffa