SA Editors Freaking Out About Lady Gaga Censorship – The South African National Editors’ Forum has criticised the ban on media photography at the Lady Gaga concerts, saying it’s a form of censorship. [mail&guardian]
Water Found On Mercury – NASA announced Thursday that its Messenger probe has discovered new evidence of water ice on Mercury. Scientists suggested decades ago that there might be water ice at Mercury’s poles, but the new findings provide”compelling support” for that claim. [huffpo]
MNET Sorry For Showing Horror Film Instead Of ‘Barbie Mermaid’ – M-Net has apologised and accepts the ruling without any reservations after a massive fine of R40 000 was levelled against the South African pay TV broadcaster by the Broadcasting Complaints Commission of South Africa (BCCSA) for movie mistakes. [channel24]
Leveson Report Blasts Murdoch: Press Has Wreaked Havoc With Innocent People’s Lives - Lord Justice Leveson accused the press of “wreaking havoc” with innocent people’s lives as he explained why he is proposing radical reform of media regulation. [telegraph]
Cameron Not Convinced By Leveson Findings - The Prime Minister warned the judge’s 2,000-page report demanding media watchdog Ofcom oversee a new independent press body would put newspapers under the control of a government quango. [dailymail]
SA iPhone 5 Launch Date Revealed - If you’re one of those people who can’t sleep at night, as you wait for the iPhone 5, a condition that is further compounded because you don’t even know the launch date – this might interest you. [2ov]
Buthelezi To Invite Dalai Lama To SA After Court Ruling - An invitation to visit South Africa will be sent to the Dalai Lama soon, IFP leader Mangosuthu Buthelezi said on Thursday. Hmm, love to know what China thinks about that. [timeslive]
Syria Cuts Internet And Cellphone Services - The Syrian government has shut down the Internet across the country and cut cellphone services in select areas as rebels and government troops waged fierce battles. [cbc]
F1 Supremo Bernie Ecclestone: Vettel Pass Furore A Complete Joke -Formula 1 supremo Bernie Ecclestone believes the controversy over Sebastian Vettel’s overtaking move in the Brazilian Grand Prix is a “complete joke”. [autosport]
Julian Assange Suffering From Chronic Lung Condition - The WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is suffering from a chronic lung ailment that could worsen at any time and is being checked regularly by doctors, Ecuador’s ambassador to Britain has said. [guardian]
Russia Bans Pussy Riot Videos From Internet – A Russian court has banned access on the internet to the videos of performances by the jailed feminist punk band Pussy Riot, ruling the films to be extremist. [hersun]
Strauss-Kahn ‘Settles’ Civil Case With Hotel Maid - Former International Monetary Fund head Dominique Strauss-Kahn has settled a lawsuit by a hotel maid who accused him of sexual assault, US media report. [bbc]
Photo Of Romney And Obama Meeting In The Oval Office – President Obama hosted his recently ousted rival, Mitt Romney, for their first post-election meeting Thursday at the White House, a lunch of turkey chili and Southwestern grilled chicken salad. [npr]
Mitt Romney Face Tattoo Man Does an About-Face – Remember that yank who had the Romney election logo tattooed on his face? Remember he said he will never have it removed, even after Romney lost? Ja, well, he’s having it removed. His justification is awesome… [politico]
Yoko Ono Designs Men’s Fashion Line – Yoko Ono has tried her hand at art, music, filmmaking and books — and now she’s bringing her idiosyncratic vision to men’s wear design. [wwd]
Dad of the Year Loves Daughter Enough to Beat Up Everyone at Her High School - Michael Canaii heard rumors that his daughter was acting out in adolescent rebellion. So he showed up at her high school “swinging a heavy chain with a padlock” while threatening to “fight anyone in his path,” all while demanding, “Who’s fucking my daughter?” [gawker]
Lindsay Lohan Is In All Sorts Of Trouble – Actress Lindsay Lohan has been charged over a car crash in June, just hours after her arrest for allegedly hitting a woman at a nightclub. [skynews]
Charlie Sheen Says Two And A Half Men Is An ‘Emotional Tsunami’ – Charlie Sheen, no stranger to mental breakdowns, blames “Two and a Half Men” creator Chuck Lorre for his former co-star Angus T. Jones’ anti-show rant, calling the CBS hit sitcom “cursed.” [nypost]
COMING UP TODAY
The Premier Show With Seth And Bruce 10h00 to 13h00 – Easing you into your Friday, Seth and Bruce discuss the topics of the day, with a smattering of sport, entertainment and finance. It’s Friday Done Jack’s Way and they will be broadcasting live from Grand Cafe and Beach. [2ovfm]
Londi Gamedze on 2 Girls 1 Mic – She’s a little lady with a ukelele and the most incredible lyrics. “Music is the Message – The inner workings of this spiritual movement are simple: put iTunes in shuffle mode. Hit play. Whatever iTunes plays first is the message for the day.” Tune in at 14h00 where Londi will be playing some tunes off her ukelele. [2girls1mic]
SARS Can And Will Take Money Out Your Bank Account – The government needs money, and they are going after everyone – so this isn’t something to mess around with. It’s essential to stay on top of your tax because SARS now has authorization to access your bank account and withdraw the money owed. Maya has some scary stories about how filling out those complicated SARS forms incorrectly can lead to money being taken out of their bank accounts erroneously, and how to prevent this from happening to you. [podcast]
What To Do In Cape Town This Festive Season – Discover a new world of entertainment. This festive season, there are FREE summer sunset concerts featuring leading South African artists, a choral and brass festival and carols by candlelight, filling the air with festive cheer. We all know the pressures involved in making plans for NYE, so make a change and secure your NYE plans today. The V & A Waterfront has not one, not two, but three events to choose from – each with a different flare, whether you want to move away from the hustle and bustle, or want non stop music. There’s something for everyone – so listen to the podcast for a break down of these events. You may find yourself at one of them, bidding farewell to 2012. [podcast]
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