Kardashians Are TV’s Highest Paid Stars. Ever – Kim Kardashian and her family have signed a three-year deal with E! for a reported $40 million — making them the highest-paid reality stars in TV history. [thedaily]
UK Slides Back Into Recession – The U.K. economy shrank in the first quarter as Britain slid into its first double-dip recession since the 1970s, forcing Prime Minister David Cameron to defend his spending cuts in Parliament. [bloomberg]
Can James Cameron – Or Anyone – Really Mine Asteroids? – Time was, incredibly rich guys bought sports teams. It was fun, it was affordable (by incredibly rich guy standards, at least) and it kept them off the streets. But going to the Super Bowl isn’t enough anymore. For today’s uber-rich, it’s going to space that counts. [time]
Murdoch Denies Political Influence, Cameron Disagrees – Global media tycoon Rupert Murdoch spent hours Wednesday downplaying his political influence, even as British Prime Minister David Cameron said politicians in his country had been too close to Murdoch over the years. [cnn]
New Jet For King Mswati On His Birthday – King Mswati III of Swaziland receives twin-engine jet for his birthday, but prime minister says it is a gift from partners and friends. [businessday]
ID SmartCards Are Not Far Off – A pilot project to replace identity documents with smartcards will start in about six months, Home Affairs Minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma said on Wednesday. [news24]
Malema’s Allies Out: ANCYL Rattled – ANC Youth League leaders have questioned the credibility and motives of the party’s national disciplinary committee of appeals, chaired by Cyril Ramaphosa, after its decision to suspend the league’s secretary general, Sindiso Magaqa, despite his withdrawal of his appeal. [mail&guardian]
Armed With Age-Progression Image, Madeleine McCann Case Reopens – Investigators with Britain’s largest police force said on Wednesday that they believed that Madeleine McCann, the British toddler who vanished while on vacation with her parents in Portugal, could still be alive. [nytimes]
The World’s Most Expensive Private Islands – Well done to the Telegraph for putting together a shopping list for all would-be lottery winners. With prices over R100,000 a week in many cases, this might be the ideal way to celebrate. Check it out. [telegraph]
Beyonce Named World’s Most Beautiful Woman – Motherhood has Beyonce Knowles sitting pretty, and she’s just been named the most beautiful woman in the world. People magazine has placed the 16-time Grammy-winning artist and actress at the top of the coveted annual list. [nydailynews]
$1 Million If You’ve Had Sex With Tim Tebow – Cheating hookup website ashleymadison.com has put out a million dollar bounty for anyone who can prove they’ve had sex with New York Jets quarterback Tim Tebow. Tebow is a devout Christian, obviously you have to know that by now and says he’s waiting for marriage to have sex. [39online]
Vegas’ Heart Attack Grill Claims Another Customer – For the second time in two months, a customer at Las Vegas’ Heart Attack Grill collapsed mid-meal and was carted off to a hospital. The female customer, a Las Vegas resident in her 40s, had been devouring a “double bypass burger,” puffing on cigarettes, and sipping a margarita when she collapsed Saturday night, the Grill’s owner told ABC News. [reuters]
Cher Sells Her Key To The City On eBay – Cher is scrambling to cover her embarrassment after the discovery that her key to the city of Adelaide, Australia, is for sale on eBay. “Think my office fkd up?” the singer wrote, amid a growing Australian controversy. [guardian]
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