Zuma Lied About The Bond On His House – A newspaper report has revealed that the land on which Jacob Zuma’s home stands is owned by the Ingonyama Trust, headed by King Goodwill Zwelithini. [mail&guardian]
Exposed: How Zuma Got Off The Hook – South Africa’s top prosecutors were overwhelmingly in favour of pressing ahead with the case against Jacob Zuma and had dismissed the so-called “spy tapes” as irrelevant just days before the charges were sensationally dropped in April 2009. [timeslive]
New York Times Turns On New CEO – Mark Tompson came under further pressure over his claim that he heard no allegations against Jimmy Savile while he was director-general of the BBC. Doubts about his version of events have been raised in a front-page story in The New York Times, where he became chief executive this week. [nytimes]
Top Shop Arrives in SA – Our much loved Zara came here a couple of months ago and this week Top Shop follows, opening in Sandton this Thursday. I am sure this means Top Shop will be open in Cape Town soon. [popyacollar]
Metro Cops Evicted From OR Tambo Airport – The metro police found themselves locked out on Friday after their rent had not paid for over a year. This was after the grace period on a final demand notice, which Airports Company SA (Acsa) issued to the Ekurhuleni council, expired on Friday. Blind. [mail&guardian]
Rupert Murdoch Apologises For Offensive Israel Tweet – On Saturday, Rupert Murdoch was the latest celeb to stir up Twitter trouble with comments about why what he called the “Jewish-owned press” is opposed to Israel’s current military action. [msn]
British Airways Sends A Tweet Saying ‘Fuck You’ – British Airways made an ‘oops’ Saturday when it accidentally tweeted a profanity-filled message (with a hint of racism) to its 210,000 followers. [digitaljournal]
Kate Middleton Returns Clothes Sent By Kim Kardashian – Kim Kardashian has been dealt a royal snub after Kate Middleton allegedly refused to keep any of the clothes the reality star sent her from her new collection. [metro]
Israel Needs To ‘Flatten All Of Gaza’ Says Former PM’s Son – Israel needs to “flatten all of Gaza” in order to spare the lives of Israeli soldiers and civilians, according to one of the sons of former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon. [nzher]
Twilight: Breaking Dawn – Part 2 Enjoys $341 Million Opening Weekend – Twilight: Breaking Dawn — Part 2 topped the worldwide weekend box office with $340.9 million opening, including $141.3 million in the US from 4,070 theaters and $199.6 million internationally from 61 markets. [hollyrep]
Topless Activists Clash With An Anti-Gay Marriage Protest In France – The controversial Ukrainian group Femen, whose topless members stage pranks to support gay rights, have taunted a march in Paris by Catholics who oppose France’s draft law to legalize gay marriage. [washpo]
Twinkies Might Survive, As Owner Goes Bankrupt – The tasty cream-filled golden spongecakes are likely to survive, even though their maker will be sold in bankruptcy court. Hostess Brands Inc., baker of Wonder Bread as well as Twinkies, Ding Dongs and Ho Ho’s, will be in a New York bankruptcy courtroom Monday to start the process of selling itself. [hersun]
Stenson Wins SA Open – Henrik Stenson held on to his three-shot overnight lead to win the European Tour’s South African Open on Sunday and end a three-year wait for a tournament title. [espn]
Dawson’s Creek Reunion Possible: Katie Holmes – During Holmes’ appearance on Thursday’s edition of Late Night, Jimmy Fallon could not resist asking about a cast reunion. After all, next spring will mark 10 years since the series ended May 2003 following a six-season run. [yahoo]
Marijuana-Dispenser Stock Gets Too High – A company that creates medical-marijuana dispensing machines says its stock is getting way too high. Medbox shares surged 3,000% this week — from roughly $4 Monday to $215 Thursday — before falling to $100 after executives sought to dampen investor enthusiasm. [marketwatch]
Lewis Hamilton Beats Sebastian Vettel In US GP, Alonso Third – Lewis Hamilton won the United States Grand Prix after a tight battle with Sebastian Vettel as Fernando Alonso kept the title fight alive. [bbc]
New ‘Call Of Duty’ Computer Game Grosses $500 Million In One Day – One video game. One day. Half a billion dollars. In the latest sign that Activision’s “Call of Duty” military shooter franchise remains a retail behemoth, gamers worldwide spent more than $500 million on the latest sequel, “Black Ops II,” in its first day on sale. [latimes]
Wednesday’s Powerball Jackpot Is Sitting On R2.2 Billion – Just a heads up gang – things are getting pretty gnarly with the USA Powerball lottery. Wednesday’s jackpot prize is $250 million. Don’t forget you can buy tickets online from South Africa. [tickets]
American Music Awards 2012: A big night for Justin Bieber – Justin Bieber was named favorite artist of the year -the night’s top award – Sunday at the American Music Awards. It was his third prize of the night. [cbs]
Lindsay Lohan Mocked For ‘Hilariously Bad’ Portrayal of Elizabeth Taylor – Lindsay Lohan, the troubled American actress who hoped to kick-start her film career with her portrayal of Elizabeth Taylor, has been derided by reviewers for her “wooden” and “inadvertently hysterical” performance. [telegraph]
Listen: Britney Spears And Will.i.am Collaboration Leaks Online – A copy of Britney Spears and will.i.am’s collaboration ‘Scream and Shout’ has leaked online ahead of its release. Listen to the single here. [digitalspy]
Kate Moss Reveals Million Dollar Tattoo On Her Bum – We all know her body has earned this Brit model the big bucks, but Kate Moss has added millions to her value thanks to a fancy Lucian Freud artwork inked on her lower back. [ninemsn]
Bieber Denied Entrance To Selena’s Home After Disastrous Dinner Date [Photos] – Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez got in an epic argument during dinner Friday and let’s just say … they didn’t even make it to the appetizer. Selena drove home with Justin trailing a few minutes behind. When Justin got to her place … she denied him entrance at the gate and Bieber drove off. Whoah! [tmz]
COMING UP TODAY
Lucy Kruger Acoustic Session – Lucy Kruger is a new talent who brings a fresh take to local indie-rock with easy, honest songwriting and a sexy, crooning voice. Her debut album Fired Up!features innovative SA artists including Inge Beckmann, Schalk Joubert and Albert Frost. Enjoy her foot-tapping, sensual performance at 13h00 today where she’ll play an acoustic set on the Just Josie Show. [justjosie]
Tones Of Note – Hosted by Rus Nerwich, SA saxophonist, composer, writer and actor, this show will wire you into the the musical mainframe. Exploring Jazz and all its branches, exploring modern neo-soul and hip hop, and its roots in blues, reggae and folk music. Tune in from 20h00-22h00. [tonesofnote]
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