French Cult Killer-Couple On The Run In Northern Cape – A French couple who shot and killed a police officer are on the run in Sutherland, Northern Cape. Philippe, 60, and Agnis Neniere, 58, allegedly opened fire on police officers on Friday, killing Boleme and injuring another officer. They are said to be members of the controversial ‘Ramtha’s School of Enlightenment,’ which practices brain-washing and mind-control. Wonderful. [timeslive]
The Best Of The Golden Globes – Awards season is officially in high gear: The Golden Globes showered praise on The Fighter, Black Swan, and The King’s Speech on Sunday night, but gave top honors to The Social Network, Aaron Sorkin’s ode to Facebook. Glee dominated the television awards, with wins for best comedy and stars Jane Lynch and Chris Colfer. Read the full awards season coverage, and see pics from the red carpet. [dailybeast]
Ricky Gervais’ Hysterical 2011 Golden Globe Opening Dialogue (Video) – Ricky Gervais was the host of the 2011 Golden Globe. He kicked off the show with a hysterical dialogue that had people gasping at his words. Click the click to watch the video and see how Ricky destroyed everyone from Johnny Depp and Angelina, to Tom Cruise, John Travolta, Hugh Hefner, Mel Gibson and even the cast of Sex In The City 2. [gather]
Provincial Surfer Dies In Shark Attack – A young provincial surfer died in Port St Johns on Saturday while his former coach and mentor could only watch as he was attacked by a shark. Mike Gatcke was standing on the stoep of his guest house, watching Zama Ndamase, 14, when he saw him being attacked by what is presumed to be a Zambezi shark. Zama is the fourth victim who’s died after a shark attack here since January 2009. [news24]
New Miss America Is 17 – She’s too young for a drink and can’t even cast a vote, but she’s this year’s idol of women across the country. Miss Nebraska Teresa Scanlan is the youngest to be crowned Miss America since a 15-year-old won in the pageant’s inception in 1921. She beat out 52 other competitors, including beauties from the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands, to win the coveted title. [time]
Beatles Museum Opens In Buenos Aires – A passionate Beatles memorabilia collector in Buenos Aires, Argentina who has amassed the one of the world’s largest collections is now letting the public enjoy it. Rodrigo Vazquez, who works as an accountant, first fell in love with the Beatles as a child. He now has a treasure trove of more than 8,500 objects including a brick from The Cavern Club, a check for 11 pounds signed by Ringo Starr, records, gadgets, puppets and games, basically everything from mop top wigs to John Lennon condoms. [luxist]
ANC Slams Mandela Death Reports – People “without a soul” had spread rumours about the death of former president Nelson Mandela, the African National Congress said on Sunday. “The ANC strongly condemns individuals or groupings behind such a hoax, which is meant to create an atmosphere of panic and anxiety in the country,” spokesperson Jackson Mthembu said in a statement. [mail&guardian]
Japan’s Male Youth Not Really Into Sex – Whether they’re too busy lining up for new Apple Inc. gadgets, reading questionable manga or watching videos of pop group AKB48, it seems Japan’s male youth is increasingly united on one thing – a lack of interest in real-life sex. At least according to a study published Thursday by the Japan Family Planning Association, that is. [wallstreetjournal]
Zsa Zsa Gabor Loses Her Leg – Three quarters of Zsa Zsa Gabor’s right leg were amputated today from just above her knee. As previously reported, the 93-year-old had an infection which wouldn’t respond to treatment. To stop it from spreading to the vital organs in her body, doctors at UCLA had to amputate.No unexpected difficulties arose during surgery and she’s expected to heal fine. [theblemish]
Dire Straits’ Money For Nothing Banned In Canada – The Canadian Broadcast Standards Council has ruled that “Money for Nothing,” a Dire Straits hit from 1985, is too offensive for Canadian airwaves. The song is being singled out for the repeated use of an anti-gay slur — “that little faggot” — in its second verse.The ruling does not ban the song outright — versions with the offending words edited out are safe for airplay. [rollingstone]
Zoolander 2 Definitely Happening – Ben Stiller confirmed to Empire that the sequel to Zoolander is officially a go. He and Justin Theroux (who you may remember as the Evil DJ) have completed the script, which is now being handed off to the studio. We can now move on to the awesome cameo casting speculation. Let’s say it together, everyone — things that are actually happening are so hot right now. [geekosystem]
One-Year-Old Drowns As Mother Plays Games On Facebook – 34-year-old Shannon Johnson has been arrested after telling police officers that the reason her one-year-old son drowned in a bathtub several months ago is because she was busy playing a game on Facebook and left him to bathe unsupervised. And no, she wasn’t playing Farmville. [gizmodo]
Superyacht Reverie Is Up For Sale – The 70 metre Reverie has been listed for sale with an asking price of $75,000,000. Massive volume and interior space, as well as huge deck areas set her apart. The luxury superyacht has been meticulously maintained and sensibly upgraded. The magnificent Reverie has very versatile accommodation for between 18 and 24 guests in 8 cabins with a further two staff or guest cabins. Incredible pics after the jump. [luxuo]
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