Rabbi Chalomish – your host at the “Synagogue of Sin”
Millionaire Rabbi Convicted of Cocaine Possession – A multi-millionaire rabbi who took part in cocaine parties with prostitutes in a flat nicknamed the “synagogue of sin” has been convicted of possessing drugs. Baruch Chalomish, 54, dipped into his £7 million fortune from property deals to fuel his £1,000-per-week habit with “the best cocaine in town”, a court heard. So awesome.. [telegraph]
Spectator Exclusive: The Mandelson and Gaddafi shooting party – “A shoot took place at Lord Rothschild’s famous French chateau in Buckinghamshire. As well as Lord Rothschild the unofficial deputy prime minister, Lord Mandelson, was there, and Tony Blair’s wife, Cherie. The keenest shot of the day was Saif Al-Islam Gaddafi, son of the Libyan dictator, and the man who escorted the Lockerbie bomber, Al Megrahi, home to a hero’s welcome in Libya in August.” [spectator]
Forgive Me Father, For I Have Fiddled With Little Boys – The leader of the Catholic Church in Ireland has said he is deeply sorry and ashamed about the widespread sexual abuse of children by priests. Really? Are you? Cardinal Sean Brady also apologised for the way the Church covered up the abuse, which happened in Dublin. [bbc]
Dubai Panic Sweeps Markets – I coined a phrase many years a go which says, “What goes up, must come down.” Global financial markets swooned Thursday, with London seeing its most precipitous drop in nearly nine months, a day after Dubai stunned investors with the news that it was asking banks to allow its main investment vehicle, Dubai World, to suspend its debt repayments for six months. [nytimes]
Google under fire after refusing to remove racist image of Michelle Obama – Google was at the centre of a race row last night over a crudely-doctored photo of Michelle Obama. The image, altered to show Mrs Obama with ape-like features, appeared at the top of hundreds of results when web users searched for images of the First Lady. [dailymail]
The Seven Foot Model – They’re calling her “Babezilla” and she is the world’s tallest model. “Amazon Eve” is 32 years old and she has recently indulged in a photo shoot for Zoo Magazine. I can confirm that she is very much in proportion and you’ll be pleasantly surprised! [zooweekly]
Disney Introduces First Black Princess: Tiana – Well I’m glad they avoided the name ‘Snow Black.’ The actual story in which she features is called “The Princess and The Frog” (good one). I remember when I was a frog – before that model jumped my stick and turned me into the prince I am (turns to mirror, wipes hand through hair). [washingtonpost]
Basketball’s Shaquille O’Neal pays for North Carolina girl’s funeral – Professional basketball star Shaquille O’Neal paid for the funeral of a 5-year-old North Carolina girl whose body was found last week, O’Neal’s team confirmed Thursday. [cnn]
‘Godfather of spam’ jailed for four years – An internet fraudster who dubbed himself the “Godfather of spam” has been jailed for more than four years over a conspiracy that involved sending billions of illegal email advertisements a day. This reminds me of one of my lesser known phrases that I made up – “What goes around, comes around” [telegraph]
McLaren F1 LM model even Lewis Hamilton would desire – Think of an incentive that could push Lewis Hamilton to keep up his winning stride. If you could think of an incentive worth $4 million, you have to think of the McLaren F1 LM, being promised by McLaren CEO Ron Dennis for winning two Formula One World Championship titles. [bornrich]
Previously Unseen Anthony Fox Surf Pics – Cape Town surfer turned surf photographer, Anthony Fox, exploded onto the scene only a few months ago. It wasn’t long before one of his shots (not shy of getting in the big wave stuff – jet skis etc.) was plastered all over the front page of the Cape Times. Fox’s pics are currently on display (for purchase) at the Exposure Gallery in the Old Biscuit Mill. [exposure]
Best Dressed Of The Week – 27/11/2009 – In New York, Natalie Portman has been stepping out in good fashion form this week – impressing us in Jason Wu and Vena Cava – while Alexa Chung was flying the British flag in a Topshop dress on the red carpet. Whilst in the UK, Kate Moss reminded us why we love ballet flats at the PlayStation 3 party. [vogue]
David Grier is Doing it Again! Somebody Stop This Man! – Not content with being the only man to run the Great Wall of China non-stop (4,000km’s), our boy is now paddling from Africa to Madagascar, then running from the entire island from South to North (3,000km’s). But then how will he get back? Kitesurfing…obviously [milesforsmiles]
“Me and Mr. Brown” Goes Digital – One of Cape Town’s most cherished live cover bands, “Me and Mr. Brown,” has finally joined the world wide web and set up a one-stop shop for anyone wanting to book them, listen to their stuff, or just gaze into the duo’s eyes. [meandmrbrown]
FREE Vouchers For Tomorrow’s R1billion SuperEna Lottery! – Tomorrow’s SuperEna lottery is sporting a rollover jackpot of $139million, which is just over a billion Rand! 2oceansvibe will be giving away one triple-ticket voucher every five minutes for ONE HOUR today from 10am on Twitter. If you get it first and use it first, then it’s yours. If it doesn’t work, you’re too late! [2OV Twitter]
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