Kate & Wills Punish Hollywood – The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge continued their whirlwind tour of Los Angeles with a star-studded BAFTA gala on Saturday night. From Nicole Kidman to Jennifer Lopez, everyone was there. William also played polo and scored. Four times. Quite mean.. [dailybeast]
US Musician Claims Freshlyground Stole His Song – The World Cup theme song Waka Waka was wrongly credited to the benefit of the South African band Freshlyground, according to a claim by a New York musician New-York based musician Dominic James claims that the original parts of the song were recorded by him. [timeslive]
Murdoch Exits London Home With Arm Around Brooks – News Corp Chief Executive Rupert Murdoch exited his London home on Sunday with his arm around embattled newspaper chief Rebekah Brooks, and told Reuters that she was his first priority. [reuters]
News Of The World Final Crossword Has A Message For ‘Catastrophe’ Rebekah Brooks – Departing staff at the News of the World appear to have sent a parting message of disgust to former editor Rebekah Brooks in the crossword of the paper’s final edition. Among the clues in the paper’s Quickie puzzle were: “Brook”, “stink”, “catastrope” and “digital protection”. [telegraph]
Brazil’s ‘Magnet Boy’ Attracts Metal Objects – An 11-year-old boy in Brazil’s northeastern city of Mossoro is drawing attention with his purportedly magnet-like qualities. The Globo TV network has broadcast images of Paulo David Amorim demonstrating how forks, knives, scissors, cooking pans, cameras and other metal objects seem drawn to his body and remain stuck on his chest, stomach and back. [foxnews + video]
Posh & Becks Have Baby Girl – Named ‘Harper Seven’ – David Beckham’s wife Victoria yesterday gave birth to their first girl – named Harper Seven. Becks, 36, shed tears of joy as he saw his 7lb 10oz daughter born. The footie ace, whose Man Utd and England number was seven, announced the name nine hours after her birth. [thesun]
Rhino Horn Kingpin Arrested – An alleged kingpin in an international wildlife trafficking syndicate which has been linked to illegal trade in rhino horn and lion bones is expected to appear in court on Monday. The arrest of 43-year-old Chumlong Lemtongthai, a Thai national, is the culmination of a year-long investigation led by the South African Revenue Service. Nailed! [news24]
Gaddafi Threatens To Send Suicide Bombers Into Europe – For the second time in a week, Libyan leader Moammar Kadafi has threatened to dispatch hundreds of Libyan suicide bombers to attack targets in Europe in retaliation for NATO strikes against his regime. “Hundreds of Libyans will martyr in Europe,” Kadafi said late Friday in a defiant speech before thousands of Libyans in Tripoli’s Green Square. “I told you it is eye for an eye and tooth for a tooth.” [latimes]
US Feds Reckon Marijuana Has No Medical Use – Marijuana has been approved by California, many other states and the nation’s capital to treat a range of illnesses, but in a decision announced Friday the federal government ruled that it has no accepted medical use and should remain classified as a highly dangerous drug like heroin. Whoaaah dude, like seriously? [latimes]
Bishopscourt Prostitution & Crime Den – They have held a property evaluator hostage, installed a smelly generator after their power was cut off and tried to steal water from the neighbours. Now a group of about 35 mansion invaders in the posh Cape Town suburb of Bishopscourt have finally been told to go. [timeslive]
10 Injured During Spain’s Running Of The Bulls – Half-ton fighting bulls have trampled, dragged and knocked over more runners during Spain’s San Fermin festival, injuring at least 10 people. Thousands of thrill-seekers ran among the six bulls and six castrated steers that raced and often skidded through the winding, cobbled streets of Pamplona. [skynews]
40 Killed This Weekend In Mexican Gang Drug War – Fighting among the Zetas gang and other vicious drug cartels led to the deaths of more than 40 people whose bodies were found in three Mexican cities over a 24-hour span. At least 20 people were killed and five injured when gunmen opened fire in a bar late Friday in the northern city of Monterrey. [associated]
Atlantis Docks With Space Station For The Last Time – Emotions ran high Sunday among NASA staff as the space shuttle Atlantis linked up with the International Space Station for the last time. The shuttle docked with the space station a few minutes after 11 a.m. ET. Atlantis is on the final mission of the space shuttle’s 30-year program. The five space shuttles have ferried 355 astronauts in space in 135 missions. [cbc]
Cape Royale Hotel “30 Days Of Giveaways” Underway – Cape Royale Luxury Hotel and Spa is offering all Facebook members a chance to win prizes in their daily giveaways. Prizes include spa treatments and products, dinners, accommodation and even a helicopter flip! In order to enter the competition all you have to do is “like” their Facebook page and see what our daily competition entails. [facebook]
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