Still On The Run From Murder Charges, John McAfee Is Now Wearing A Disguise – John McAfee continues to evade the police in Belize. His latest bizarre contact with a Wired magazine journalist confirms he has dyed his hair, eyebrows, beard, and mustache jet black. Keep an eye on this story – it’s crazy. [wired]
Man Kills Himself Over Obama’s Win – A Key West man who told his partner that “if Barack gets re-elected, I’m not going to be around” was found dead on Nov. 8, with the words “F— Obama!” scrawled on his will and two empty prescription bottles nearby. [miaher]
China Communist Party Unveils New Leadership With Xi At The Top - China’s ruling Communist Party unveiled its new seven-man Politburo Standing Committee on Thursday, confirming Xi Jinping’s elevation to the no. 1 spot in the line-up and the end of Hu Jintao’s 10 years as party boss. [reuters]
National SA Online Booze Delivery Service Launches – I was listening to an interview on 2ov.fm earlier this week, and found out about these guys. They will deliver most booze to you within an hour. Cold. Well priced, too! You heard it here first. [ebooze]
Toyota Recalls 2.77 Million Cars Worldwide – Toyota Motor Corp. is recalling 2.77 million vehicles around the world, for a water pump problem and a steering shaft defect that may result in faulty steering — the latest in a spate of quality woes for Japan’s top automaker. [cbc]
Romney Blames Loss on Obama’s ‘Gifts’ to Minorities and Young Voters – Bad loser Mitt Romney on Wednesday attributed his defeat in part to what he called big policy “gifts” that the president had bestowed on loyal Democratic constituencies, including young voters, African-Americans and Hispanics. [nytimes]
Western Cape Farm Workers Suspend Strike – Western Cape farm workers will suspend their protests over wages and living conditions for two weeks, acting Labour Minister Angie Motshekga said on Wednesday. [bdlive]
Mass Strikes Sweep Europe – A wave of anti-austerity anger is sweeping across Europe with general strikes in Spain and Portugal and walkouts in Greece and Italy – grounding flights, closing schools and shutting down transport. [skynews]
$75 Million (R667m) Rothko Leads Sotheby’s Record-Setting Sale - Sotheby’s sold a Mark Rothko abstract for $75 million on Tuesday in a contemporary-art auction whose total—$375 million—surpassed any in its company history. Fittingly, the Rothko painting is titled, “No. 1 (Royal Red & Blue).” [wallstreetjournal]
Jon Bon Jovi’s Daughter Busted For Heroin – Jon Bon Jovi’s daughter has been arrested for drug possession after reportedly overdosing on heroin. This must be a slap in the face to Jon, who battled a drug addiction in his younger years. [hollyscoop]
Facebook Gains Even as More Shares Become Available - Even as the largest tranche of Facebook shares became eligible for sale on Wednesday, the stock rose more than 12 percent, one of the biggest single-day gains since the company’s messy public debut in May. [newyorktimes]
‘Batman Killer’ Suspect James Holmes Tried To Kill Himself – James Holmes has made multiple suicide attempts in recent days, and at least one of the attempts led to a brief hospitalization. [cbs]
Israel Kills Hamas Leader, Instantly Posts It to YouTube [Video] - The Israel Defense Forces didn’t just kill Hamas military leader Ahmed al-Jabari on Wednesday as he was driving his car down the street in Gaza. They killed him and then instantly posted the strike to YouTube. Then they tweeted a warning to all of Jabari’s comrades. [wired]
Woman Dies After Being Denied An Abortion – Ireland – authorities in Ireland are investigating the death of a pregnant woman whose husband says she was denied an abortion following severe complications. [guardian]
Kristen Stewart Flashes Flesh In Revealing Lace Jumpsuit At London Breaking Dawn Premiere – At the London screening of Twilight Breaking Dawn Part 2 Kristen Stewart decided to wear Zuhair Murad again, this time showing off the top half of her figure. She did well here. [dailymail]
Nicole Kidman Opens Up About Tom Cruise Divorce – More than a decade after her 2001 divorce from Tom Cruise, Nicole Kidman is opening about the breakup of her marriage in the Winter 2012 issue of DuJour magazine. [huffpo]
Chris Brown Gig Poster Vandalised With Rihanna’s Beaten Face – Pictures - Posters for Chris Brown’s upcoming concert in Sweden have been vandalised with photos of the injuries he inflicted upon Rihanna. [digispy]
Psy Makes Surprise Gangnam Style Cameo At Madonna Gig – The South Korean star took to the stage with Madge at her show at Madison Square Garden last night treating fans to a mash up of his popular hit song Gangnam Style with Give It To Me. [metro]
CSI Star Files For Bankruptcy - Former CSI: Crime Scene Investigation star Gary Dourdan has filed for bankruptcy, TMZ reports. The actor, 45, filed for Chapter 11 on Aug. 30, claiming he earns $14,883 a month, but only has $321 left after bills. [yahoo]
Penelope Cruz’ Red-Hot Campari Calendar – Every year Campari puts out an artistic calendar that manages to blow our minds in some form or fashion. This coming year is no different as the gloriously gland-tingling Penelope Cruz models in red for the liquor brands 2013 calendar. [egotastic]
COMING UP TODAY
Maya On Money – Maya On Money is a finance feature, hosted by Maya Fisher-French. She will be teaming up with the Just Josie lunch show at 12h30 every Thursday, to bring us simple and useful finance tips. [mayaonmoney]
BlackByrd With Bailey Schneider – Taking their name from the classic Beatles track, BlackByrd’s rise to success began on Gumtree when Lamb put an advert on the website looking for singers, musicians and dancers to form an all-girl group. This lead her to 2 stunning girls, who formed under another name, and started out singing pop covers. The trio join Bailey Schneider from 14h00-15h00 today. [baileyschneider]
Poisoning Yourself To Lose Weight – The Good And The Bad – Whether we like it or not – exercise is what weight loss boils down to, There is no easier way. You need to apply the simple rule of ‘Calories In Needs To Equal The Calories Out”. Taking fat burners causes your body temperature to increase, and metabolism to pick up. Your poor body is not built to sustain this high temperature, as your basically running a constant low grade fever when on fat burners and when you stop taking these supplements, your body temp crashes, sometimes to below normal. Side effects are dreadful, creating deficiencies long term, especially due to the unknown compounds which some of these products contain. In the podcast, the Prof discussed worst mistakes you can make trying to loose weight, how to force your metabolism to burn fat deposits and why you should increase your amino acid and protein intake. [podcast]
Rolling Stone SA Chart – November Hip Hop – Rolling Stone in studio with Just Josie, Miles and Willem talking Rolling Stone pool parties, Jack Parow’s latest Klipwerf Boereorkes colab and their exclusive ACDC video up on their site, playing in a Buenos Aries Concert in 2009. Listen to find the teazer for next months Rolling Stone Magazine issue and much more from the crazy gentlemen from Rolling Stone. This week, it’s the top 5 November Hip Hop tunes. [podcast]
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