DJ Fresh vs. Verashni Pillay – Someone put up a cartoon on the web showing a female DJ getting punched in the face. So Radio 5’s DJ Fresh tweeted that he found it hilarious, in a DJ etiquette sense. Verashni Pillay from Mail&Guardian freaked out and they engaged each other in a Twitter bitch-fight, which has culminated into her latest column. [mail&guardian]
James Murdoch Resigns As BSkyB Chairman – James Murdoch has resigned from his role as chairman of UK broadcaster BSkyB, but will remain on the board. The move is part of an effort to distance that company from the phone-hacking scandal at the News of the World newspaper, once a Murdoch title. [bbc]
ANC Hits Back At Malema – ANC leaders on Tuesday condemned the “shockingly crude, disrespectful and un-ANC” remarks recently made by some within the party. This followed ANCYL leader Julius Malema’s remarks at a centenary lecture at Wits University on Friday, that Zuma was a dictator and suppressing the league. [news24]
Shivambu Radio Interview: “Zuma Will Be Kicked Out” – Suspended ANC Youth League spokesman Floyd Shivambu threw down the gauntlet yesterday, saying President Jacob Zuma was not the right person to lead the ANC and that he would be kicked out as party leader at Mangaung. [timeslive]
James Bond Prefers Heineken – Heineken USA will rely on James Bond to help push its flagship brand this year. The Bond campaign will coincide with the fall release of “Skyfall,” the latest installment in the long-running movie franchise. Bond, played by Daniel Craig, will star in a Heineken ad. [adage]
The Beatles 2.0? – Sir Paul McCartney’s musician son said he would be “happy” to form a new band with the sons of the other three Beatles. James McCartney said the idea had been discussed with Sean Lennon, Dhani Harrison and Ringo Starr’s son Zak Starkey, but it was more likely another of Starr’s sons, Jason, would be involved. [afp]
Boris Johnson Brands Ken Livingstone A Liar In Furious Mayoral Race Bust-Up [Video] – Boris Johnson and Ken Livingstone clashed furiously over their tax arrangements today in the first live debate ahead of next month’s London mayoral elections. [telegraph]
Drug Kingpin Who Inspired Film ‘Traffic’ Gets 25 Years – A former leader of Mexico’s Tijuana drug cartel was sentenced Monday in the United States to 25 years in prison and ordered to forfeit $100 million after pleading guilty to racketeering and conspiracy to launder money, officials said. [cnn]
Scathing Chevy Chase Voicemail Leaked Onto Net [Listen] – “Community” star Chevy Chase BLASTED the show’s creator on a SCATHING voice mail for the guy … telling Dan Harmon he’s a “g*dd*mn a-hole” who sucks at writing. The voice mail is FEROCIOUS … and according to reports, it’s the boiling point in a raging feud that’s been going on behind the scenes of the show for months. [tmz]
Australian Court Finds Google Guilty – Search giant Google Inc engaged in “misleading and deceptive” conduct by allowing misleading paid advertisements to be shown with Internet search results, an Australian court ruled on Tuesday. [lfpress]
Facebook Vs. Yahoo Round 2 – The Facebook-Yahoo grudge match continues. Now Facebook is countersuing Yahoo, denying Yahoo’s allegations that Facebook infringed on the company’s patents — and claiming Yahoo is actually infringing on Facebook’s patents. [mashable]
Samsung Makes The New iPad Retina Displays – If you haven’t yet laid eyes on the new iPad’s screen, you must. “Sharp” doesn’t begin to describe Apple’s upgrade in display quality. But here’s the kicker: Samsung, a company firmly aligned with Android and one of Apple’s largest competitors in the mobile space, is manufacturing the new iPad’s flagship feature. [wired]
Man Buys Warhol Sketch For $5 – A British businessman made the best deal of his life when he unknowingly purchased an early Andy Warhol drawing for $5 at a Las Vegas garage sale. Andy Fields bought five paintings in 2010 from a man who had abused drugs and whose aunt had cared for Warhol in his youth. [abcnews]
The Best Boy Bands Of All Time – Keep in mind this list includes the likes of the Beatles, Jackson 5 and the Beach Boys. Naturally the Take Thats of the world are there as well. So who do you think landed the top spot? I’ll give you a hint, it’s not the Beatles. [rollingstone]
15 Celebs Who Went To Ivy League Schools – Before Elizabeth Banks had a starring role in 30 Rock and the The Hunger Games, she was a sorority girl at the University of Pennsylvania. Rachel Dratch was a student at Dartmouth before she played “Debbie Downer” on Saturday Night Live. And long before there was ever a Team Coco, Conan O’Brien was a Harvard college student. [huffpo]
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