SuperEna Lottery Jackpot Sits at R1.2Billion
SuperEna Lottery Jackpots Sits At €108,000,000 – In Rands that’s R1.2billion. Enough to buy some nice Christmas presents. If you’re not buying a few tickets for the big draws, then you’ve kind of missed the whole point of being able to live the holiday. if you’re not able to visualise the success you wish to achieve, then you probably won’t get there. Being able to dream, unlocks the potential. Dropping a few bucks on lottery tickets is as basic as that formula gets. [playsafelyonline]
Rage Against The Machine Gets Christmas Number 1 – In recent years, it had become very predictable – singer wins X Factor, singer’s debut single goes to No 1. So when Joe McElderry won the TV talent contest, he was no doubt confident he would celebrate Christmas at the top of the charts. Sorry about that, chum. [guardian]
British Spiritual Healer ‘Hit Woman With Frying Pan Then Strangled Her During Meditation Session’ – Another stunning story of poms doing their thang around the world. They’re avoiding children and floor boards and scattered body parts this time. But rather, we have a fellow who decided during a meditation session that a woman should die. Obviously. [dailymail]
Zim Puts The Screws on Nestlé – Zimbabwean authorities have threatened executives at Nestlé’s Zimbabwe unit in a bid to force the company to reverse its decision to stop taking milk from Grace Mugabe’s dairy farm. Not that I see a problem. I mean, it’s imported from Harrods, right? [mail&guardian]
Claudia Schiffer is Stuck – Oh My God, can someone help this woman please! She’s a supermodel, damnit! Claudia Schiffer was among more than 2,000 people stranded this weekend in the Channel Tunnel. The model was on one of the London-bound Eurostar trains which were stranded in the tunnel due to the extreme weather conditions, but has declined to comment on the experience. [vogue]
Court Rejects Child Rapist, Polanski’s Move to Have Case Rejected – A California appeals court on Monday rejected Roman Polanski’s bid to have his 32-year-old sex case (charged for drugging and sodomising a 13 year old girl) dismissed, but cited grave concerns over possible judicial and prosecutorial misconduct. Although justices saying they are “deeply concerned” about the probable misconduct by a now-deceased judge and a retired prosecutor who advised him. [associated]
Celebrities Who Died in 2009 – From Swayze and Murphy to Jackson and Fawcett, there were a lot of celebrities that kicked it this year. Thankfully, someone has put together a list, with photographs, of who else died this year. There are more than you think. [whosdatedwho]
Home From the Time of Jesus Found – Today in Nazareth, boyhood home of The TBG Jesus, archaeologists showed off the remains of a home that may have belonged to one of his neighbors, the first such dwelling from that era.The simple house was one of about 50 that belonged to the impoverished Jewish families who lived in the hamlet. [usatoday]
Brittany Murphy’s Husband Seems To Be Somewhat Dodgy – Simon Monjack has been labeled a con artist by the tabloids and he has a long trail of shady dealings: at least two apartment evictions for failure to pay thousands of dollars in back rent, a $470,132 court judgment against him by a British investment bank, a $50,000 lawsuit from his ex-wife. [huffington]
$300 YouTube Short Video Lands Budding Director $30M Movie Deal – Fede Alvarez uploaded his short film Ataque de Panico (Panic Attack) onto video-sharing website YouTube in early November. It has since registered more than 4 million views and made him a millionaire. Watch this, it’s insane! [cbc / youtube]
Distracted Driver Crashes Car Into Drunk Flashing Teen – A New Zealand teen who was flashing her breasts at passing cars has been found guilty of disorderly behavior for the prank, which ended with her in a hospital after a distracted driver ran into her. Honestly, I’m not making this up. [seattlepi]
Stars On The Slopes: Then And Now – From Clark Gable and Brad Pitt to Princess Di and Jackie O, view this stunning gallery of celebrities hitting the slopes. Plus, see Gerald Ford and John Lennon take a spill! [dailybeast]
Jack Black Beer 2-for-1 Beer Pint Special Kicks Off At Hudsons Burger Joint on Kloof – You see, “traditional media” just doesn’t give you the important news that you really need to know! This one’s a no brainer. It’s from 3pm to 6pm Monday to Friday throughout the holidays. [hudsons / jackblackbeer]
Cape Town’s 5-Star Cape Royale Hotel Wins “Best Luxury Suite Hotel” at 2009 World Luxury Hotel Awards – The crème-de-la-crème of the world’s luxury hotels, from Peking to Lisbon and Dubai, were shortlisted for this prestigious award. The 2009 World Luxury Hotel Awards™ Gala Ceremony is one of the most exclusive and glamorous events on the global hotel industry calendar. [luxuryhotelawards]
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