Formula 1 – Vettel Wins Third World Title In Dramatic Style In Brazil – Sebastian Vettel won his third successive world drivers’ title in dramatic circumstances, his sixth place finish in a weather affected Brazilian Grand Prix enough to secure him the title as Fernando Alonso finished second behind race winner Jenson Button. [eusport]
‘Gangnam Style’ Defeats Bieber to Become Most-Viewed YouTube Video of All Time – “Gangnam Style” officially became the most-viewed video in YouTube history Saturday, beating out previous record-holder, the Biebs’ “Baby.” Clocking in at 805 million views, the video that spawned invisible horse dancing bests “Baby,” by about 1 million views (the latter currently has close to 804 million). [mashable]
ANC Branches Revolt – ANC members are refusing to accept directives from the top on whom to nominate for party leadership positions, and provincial party branches are divided over nominating Jacob Zuma or Kgalema Motlanthe, his deputy, for the most powerful jobs in politics. [timeslive]
South Africa Film Industry Boom Draws Charlize Theron Home – South Africa’s fast-growing film industry has hit a milestone with its largest commercial production to date, starring homegrown Hollywood actress Charlize Theron, the trade minister said Friday. [timeslive]
Rolling Stones Tickets Unsold After Price Hike – Sky-high prices have left thousands of tickets unsold for last night’s huge Rolling Stones concert. The showpiece gig at the O2 arena is meant to kick off the UK leg of a world tour marking the Stones’ 50th year. But after touts demanded as much as £3,000 fans boycotted it in droves. [thesun]
McAfee’s Dogs Could Be Key To Murder Riddle – Police hunting the anti-virus pioneer John McAfee think the millionaire’s dogs could hold the key to solving the murder of his neighbour. Mr McAfee shot dead his pets two days before Gregory Faull was killed. [lbc]
Boxer Hector Camacho Dies After Life Support Is Turned Off – Puerto Rican boxing great Hector “Macho” Camacho has died in hospital after being taken off his life support machines, doctors have said. [bbc]
CNN: No Powerball Winner Sends Jackpot To Record $425 Million – The prize for Saturday night’s Powerball was $325 million — the fourth-largest in the game’s history. For the 15th consecutive time, no winners matched the numbers, which were 22, 32, 37, 44, 50 and Powerball 34. The top prize (Tuesday night) now increases to an estimated $425 million, the largest ever. [cnn + get-tickets]
Saudi Women Now Subject To Electronic Tagging – Denied the right to travel without consent from their male guardians and banned from driving, women in Saudi Arabia are now monitored by an electronic system that tracks any cross-border movements. [afp]
JR Ewing Dies With Sue Ellen At His Bedside – Dallas star Larry Hagman who played JR Ewing, died at the age of 81, Friday 23 November, due to complications with his recent battle with throat cancer. Dallas co-stars, Linda Grey (Sue Ellen) and Patrick Duffy (Bobby Ewing) were among family and friends at his bedside. [rsvpmag]
Pope Benedict XVI Appoints Six Non-Europeans To Vatican College – Pontiff’s move follows criticisms that 114-strong body, which will elect his successor, is dominated by European cardinals. [guardian]
US Churches Offer Concealed Weapon Training To Attract New Members – In an effort to increase membership, a number of U.S. churches — including the Church of Christ congregation in this rural village 30 miles north of Columbus — are offering an unconventional public service: Concealed weapons training. [thedaily]
Whitehall Closed Off After Naked Man Mounts Statue of Duke of Cambridge – A section of Whitehall was closed off after a naked man was seen straddling a statue of the Duke of Cambridge. [telegraph]
Rare Coin Found In Potato Field Sells For $430,000 – A rare Colonial Massachusetts silver coin found by an East Hampton woman in an old potato field almost 23 years ago was auctioned for more than $430,000 last week in Baltimore. [newsday]
Justin Bieber Defends Wearing Overalls to Meet Prime Minister – Justin Bieber defended himself after reading an article written by The Daily Mail’s Hayley Peterson, who called him a “white trash prince.” [justjared]
‘Erin Brockovich’ Town Faces New Threat – Hinkley, Calif., is the small town that battled toxic groundwater and inspired the 2000 film Erin Brockovich. Now residents say they are experiencing a sequel to their story. [npr]
Review: ‘Life Of Pi’ Is A Masterpiece – The director’s stunning use of 3-D, the intriguing story of survival and the big issues it raises, and Suraj Sharma’s deft acting all add up. [latimes]
Charlie Sheen Gave Lindsay Lohan $100,000 – Don’t ever say Charlie Sheen’s not the charitable type — because he recently cut Lindsay Lohan a $100,000 check to cover the actress’ six-figure tax bill … all out of the goodness of his heart. [tmz]
Rihanna Posts Mysterious Topless Picture Of Chris Brown Lying On A Bed – Rihanna has posted a picture showing a topless Chris Brown lying over a bed with his jeans pulled down, sparking further speculation the pair are on the verge of getting back together. [metro]
COMING UP TODAY
Mr Delivery Monday Blues Competition – Got the Monday Blues? Winning ought to make you happy! Tune in to Just Josie from 12h00-14h00 and find out how you can cure your Monday Blues with Mr Delivery and 2ovfm! [justjosie]
BFF Show – Although some would love to see them in their regular stiletto clad pillow fights, they have a unique, honest and loyal friendship… Bailey Schneider and Karolina Sky are South Africa’s well-known BFFs.Tune in today from 14h00-15h00pm and be a part of the show. [bffshow]
Why You Should Put Your Holiday On Your Credit Card – Travel agents have and know about all the good deals, and put all of these together for you according to what your specifications are for your holiday. The main advantage of this is, your travel agent then becomes a direct point of contact, should anything go wrong on your trip, and they’ll sort it out for you. But planning your holiday can be just as fun as going on holiday, so if you’re more of a DIY person when it comes to booking holidays, and you enjoy spending hours on google checking out the best destinations and deals, the online option is the way to go – and may also be cheaper as they don’t have to pay for the bricks and water. Maya gives a few tips on how to save when planning and budgeting for your holiday. From saving money by booking flights in advance through to how to get built-in travel insurance – whether you’re booking with a travel agent, or doing all bookings yourself, these are things you MUST know. [podcast]
The Gadget Review Brought To You By MTN – The boys out there know that whoever dies with the most toys, is the ultimate winner. It’s a collecting game, and Pi the gadget guy is in to review the next toy everyone should invest in – the Sony Xperia Go. This phone is made to withstand bumps, bruises and knocks. Water resistant with a 3.5 inch touch screen, this beast also has a mean processor, which allows you to stream movies and clips without any interruptions and compromising of phone speed. If you’re big on the entertainment side of things, and have an app for everything under the sun, listen to the podcast below and to find out why this phone is perfect for you. [podcast]
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