Christian Bale as Patrick Bateman
Patrick Bateman Was Based On Tom Cruise – Mary Harron, the director of the film adaptation of Brett Easton Ellis’ 1991 classic novel, American Psycho, sat down for an interview recently and was asked about Christian Bale’s inspiration for the book’s Manhattan serial-killing monster, Patrick Bateman. He found it on David Letterman. [idlyitw]
Today is your last chance to enter the 2oceansvibe Old Mutual Investment Card Competition – Prize includes a trip to Mauritius, a plasma TV, Playstation 3, Ray Ban sunglasses and lots more. Seriously, it closes tomorrow and you have a good chance of winning. You’d be a fool not to enter. [2oceansvibe]
Apple Magic Mouse Review – The Magic Mouse is undoubtedly the best mouse Apple’s made in years. They’ve taken their knowledge in trackpad finger gestures and one-piece manufacturing and made this delicate, yet sturdy, bridge-shaped mouse. The question is how it compares to other mice. [gizmodo]
Bullet-proof vests for 2010? – Germany’s World Cup stars were warned on Wednesday to expect to wear bullet-proof vests if they venture away from the team hotel at next year’s tournament in South Africa. The head of Leverkusen-based security firm BaySecur, says their stars like Michael Ballack must take extra care in South Africa. [sport24]
Sienna Miller Is Less Promiscuous Than The New York Times Thought – Sienna Miller is the subject of a profile in the New York Times this weekend, but the paper initially reported that Miller was more promiscuous than the reality. Miller, who is currently appearing in “After Miss Julie” on Broadway, has had a high-profile love life, first gaining massive tabloid attention when then-fiance Jude Law cheated on her with his children’s nanny. [huffpo]
Galleon chief held as insider-trading scandal rocks hedge fund industry – Raj Rajaratnam, founder of the $7bn (€4.7bn) hedge fund Galleon Group, was on Friday arrested alongside five others on charges of having engaged in large-scale insider trading that allegedly netted illegal gains worth more than $20m, according to a report in Los Angeles Times. [wealthbulletin]
Bernie Madoff’s Securities offices were fueled by cocaine, topless women – New additions to a lawsuit against the jailed Ponzi schemer charge that he presided over an office so fueled by the drug that it was known as the “North Pole.” The suit, filed Tuesday night in Manhattan Supreme Court, alleges that Madoff, as far back as 1975, used two street toughs on his payroll to set up a cocaine pipeline into the offices of Madoff Securities. [nydailynews]
Ridley Scott and Angelina Jolie join for ‘Gucci’ drama – Ridley Scott (Menerbes resident) is in discussions with Angelina Jolie for a femme fatale role in “Gucci,” a drama about murder and decadence in the Gucci fashion dynasty. Fox 2000 is fashioning a 2010 start date for the film, and Scott is talking with Jolie to play Patrizia Reggiano, who was sentenced to 29 years in jail for plotting the murder of her ex-husband, Maurizio Gucci. Nice. [variety]
Drug violence in Rio off the hizzo – Just over two weeks ago, this striking city landed the 2016 Olympic Games, the first ever in South America. Then over the weekend, in a chilling outburst of violence, drug traffickers wielding what the police say they believe was a large-caliber weapon shot down a police helicopter just one mile from Maracana stadium. [nytimes]
How Skype is Changing the Job Interview – Get ready for a closeup: your next job interview might be on webcam. Looking to save time and money, companies are turning to video-chat software as a cheap, low-hassle way to vet job candidates. That means a growing number of people looking for work are meeting their prospective new bosses not at the office but in the comfort of their own home. [ time]
Queen Rania’s teenage daughter Iman inherits her mother’s sense of style – The flowing locks, stylish neutral ensemble and air of quiet self-assurance: just past her 13th birthday, Queen Rania of Jordan’s girl Iman is developing a fashion sense that owes more than a little to her famously elegant mother’s sartorial savvy. [hellomagazine]
Umdloti and Durban’s favourite blogger, fredhatman.co.za, gets clever – Those who know about Fred Hatman’s blog will appreciate this spot-on sarcastic analysis of 2oceansvibe’s Durban World Cup stadium mention we gave the other day. Entitled, “Durban’s World Cup 2010 stadium gets a rave review – from a Capetonian!” – A good starter article for the Hatman Newbies out there. [fredhatman]
Every single Kramer entrance, from Seinfeld – in chronological order. Are you a fan? Then you’ll be very happy with this. If you’re not a fan, you still might understand. [youtube]
Lily Allen topless in her hotel window in Venice. She actually looks a little lost (or is that high?), and it looks like her boyfriend had to come over and actually inform her that her she was basically naked in public. Hot funk, cool punk, even if it’s old junk – It’s still rock and roll to me. [egotastic]
[thanks david, chuck, paul]
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