First Look at the A-Team Remake! – The A-Team is back, folks. With Liam Neeson, Bradley Cooper, District 9’s Sharlto Copley (South African) , and Quentin “Rampage” Jackson stepping into the iconic roles, this is one remake that’s getting major buzz. The A-Team remake is currently in production in Vancouver, British Columbia. [gather]
Berlusconi awakens sleeping dragon of Italian feminism – Could historians in time to come attribute to the Italian prime minister the merit of having, however inadvertently, sparked the renaissance of Italian feminism? The prime minister appears to have disturbed the slumbering dragon of Italian feminism which has almost disappeared from the stage of public life in the last 20 years. [irishtimes]
Coca-Cola campaign sends 3 bloggers around world – Coca-Cola Co. is launching a new social media push that will send three bloggers to more than 200 countries in a year to uncover what makes people happy, as part of the soft drink maker’s “Open Happiness” campaign. The effort, dubbed “Expedition 206,” marks another venture by a big-name brand to delve deep into social media. [forbes]
Who is behind the “Real Men That Can’t Sing” competition? – Guess the brand that brings you RealMenThatCantSing.com and stand a chance to win Musica vouchers and an iPod Touch. Write your answer on their Facebook wall. Winner announced 2 November. [facebook]
Neill Blomkamp Making More Probably-Good Sci-Fi – Remember liking District 9? Prepare to probably like something again! Media Rights Capital has signed writer/director Neill Blomkamp for a new sci-fi film on which he’ll have the creative freedom to make something hopefully awesome. [iwatchstuff]
Obama & Google (a love story) – From his denunciations of Wall Street greed to his critiques of the auto manufacturers, Obama and his team have done little to disguise their mistrust of big business — except when it comes to one very large, very influential technology company. The US President relies on Google execs for tech and economic advice as his own regulators scrutinize the online-ad behemoth. Is the romance starting to sour? [fortune]
Sandra Bullock in child custody battle with porn star – The 45-year-old star of Speed and Miss Congeniality is married to Jesse James, a former motorcycle mechanic and television presenter. Since January this year, they have been bringing up Sunny, James’s five-year-old daughter, while the girl’s mother, porn star Janine Lindemulder, was serving a six-month sentence for tax evasion. [telegraph]
Disgraced cloning researcher convicted in South Korea – A disgraced South Korean scientist — who gained fame in 2004 when he claimed to have cloned human embryonic stem cells — on Monday was convicted of embezzling money and illegally buying human eggs, state media reported. The Seoul Central District Court sentenced Hwang Woo-suk, 56, to a two-year prison term. [cnn]
Sekswerker se kind glo Naas Botha is sy pa – ’n Jong Kaapse man het ’n hartstogtelike verlange om uit te vind of die legendariese Springbok-rugbyspeler Naas Botha sy biologiese pa is. Van sy kinderdae is vir hom gesê Naas is sy biologiese pa. y’s glo verwek tydens ’n nag van passie in ’n Nuwelandse hotel in die vroeë 1980’s tussen sy ma – toe ’n sekswerker – en Botha, wat toe vir die Bokke gespeel het. Mooi! [rapport]
Champion surfer Heather Clark seriously injured in motor car accident – South African Surfing Champion, and former World Championship Tour surfer, Heather Clark, is in hospital today after being seriously injured in a car accident near her home in Port Shepstone Thursday). According to reports an alleged drunk driver lost control of his vehicle and smashed into the Ford Escort that Heather was driving splitting it in two. [surfingsouthafrica]
Charlize Theron Kisses Woman for $140,000 – While she was initially selling a 2010 trip to South Africa that included World Cup tickets, a safari and a meet-and-greet with Nelson Mandela, she raised the stakes when bidding stalled at $37,000, far below the $280,000 Jeremy Piven had just raised.”For fuck sake! You can do better,” she tells attendees. “There is no way I am leaving here with Jeremy Piven getting a higher bid. I’ve got tits for God’s sake.” [usmagazine]
Internet Set For Major Change – The internet is set to undergo one of the biggest changes in its four-decade history with the expected approval this week of international domain names – or addresses – that can be written in languages other than English. The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, or Icann – the non-profit group that oversees domain names – is holding a meeting this week in Seoul. [news24]
Today’s SuperEna Lottery has a $114 million jackpot – A record jackpot of $200 million was won on August 22, 2009. That’s only slightly bigger than today’s R858 million jackpot! Will you be the winner this time around? One thing is for sure, you gotta be in it to win it. Buy your tickets safely online [playsuperena]
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