Barbara Streisand and Barry Gibb – “Guilty” is an album released by Barbra Streisand in 1980. The album was written and produced by Barry Gibb of the Bee Gees and sold over 20 million copies. Naturally Bazza features in numerous songs on the album, including the Grammy winning title track and the song “Woman in Love” (the video above). You can hear it most Sundays on vinyl if you stand close enough to The Safe House. It ought to be illegal.. [wiki]
White House Party Crashers – A pair of aspiring reality TV stars have become the first people ever to successfully crash a White House state dinner. Tareq and Michaele Salahi, possible stars of the new show “The Real Housewives of Washington,” were not on the guest list for Tuesday night’s star studded dinner, but mannaged to get past the tight security. [nydailynews]
Only 20% of World Cup Tickets Have Been Sold – 80% of the tickets available for the 2010 soccer World Cup – which is a mere 196 days away – have not been sold. But Fifa and the 2010 local organising committee, which announced that only 671000 of the 3 million World Cup tickets have been sold, don’t seem to be worried. I think they’ll be ok.. [timeslive]
Newspapers Join Rupert Murdoch’s Google Blockade – Newspaper publishers reeling from the Internet-spurred decline of print advertising may join Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp. in considering blocking Google from displaying their news articles. This is history in the making, my friends. Keep an eye on this. [newsmax]
North Korea Will Only See 2010 World Cup Games That They Win – 2oceansvibe’s favourite, Kim Jong-il, the “Great Commander” and “Dear Leader” of North Korea has ruled that his people will only be allowed to see coverage of their team winning. Despite them qualifying for the first time in 44 years. I think that’s fair enough.. [thesun]
Roman Polanski Granted Bail For Sodomising a Child – A swiss court has granted Polanski $4.5million bail from a Swiss jail. He will be allowed to stay under house arrest at his Swiss Alps Chalet and must wear an electronic bracelet. Not bad going after drugging and raping a 13 year old. I bet he runs again. [bbc]
Meet The Gadaffi Boys – Libyan leader Muammar Gadaffi’s kids are a hoot: Saif is a painter who keeps pet tigers, while Hannibal enjoys sports cars and turning fire extinguishers into weapons. And, according to sources, they’re paying the U.S. a visit on daddy’s dime. [gawker]
Megan Fox Not Invited to Transformers Reunion – Tensions are apparently still high from the open letter calling Megan Fox a “thankless, unfriendly bitch” because she was noticeably absent from Michael Bay’s reunion party for the cast and crew of Transformers. [thesuperficial]
The 10 Fattest Countries in The World – If you tend to pack on a few pounds over the holidays, blame it on globalization. As the world has grown smaller, we’ve all grown larger — alarmingly so. In countries around the world, waistlines are expanding so rapidly that health experts recently coined a term for the epidemic: globesity. [huffers]
The World’s Most Expensive Gift – It’s a combo gift – like those steak and beer vaccuum packed combination packs they sell at the Spar. Except this one involves a jet and a yacht and it comes with a $500million price tag. Bot bad… if you see what you’re getting. It’s not just any jet, let me tell you.. [luxuo]
The World’s Best Gadgets – Gizmodo is probably my favourite gadgets website and, if you too enjoy gadgets you’ll be over the moon to learn that they have just put together their annual BEST OF list. It’s pretty goddamn awesome. [gizmodo]
Beach Clean Up at Witsands This Saturday – Ocean Minded and other organizations have organized a beach clean at Witsands this Saturday. “We need help to take care of a plume washed out from the old dump.” Free killer Kauai smoothies and gear give-away. Very cool vibe, guys. Good job. [oceanminded]
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