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Ernie Els Pissed Off With Tiger Woods – South African golf star Ernie Els has branded Tiger Woods “selfish” ahead of the world No 1’s first public appearance since his sex scandal broke. Els slammed Woods for choosing to make his statement on his future today – when a big tournament is taking place in Marana, Arizona. “Mondays are a good day to make statements, not Fridays. This takes a lot away from the golf tournament. I feel sorry for the sponsor. It’s selfish,” he told Golf Week magazine. [timeslive]
Richard Branson Launches Flying Sub – Virgin mogul Richard Branson recently unveiled a new ocean plaything for the intrepid super rich: A deep-sea submarine. “Necker Nymph,” an “underwater plane” that can dive up to 40 meters below the surface and can perform “dolphin-like flips,” and will be like “flying underwater.” It’s the latest addition to to Branson’s luxury collection which includes a private island, a superyacht and a spaceship. [cnn]
Jay Z Is Not Amused – Rap and hip-hop king, Jay-Z was at the NBA All-Star game when Benny the Bull did the Single Ladies dance in front of him and Diddy. Let’s just say they didn’t find it funny. In fact, they sat their expressionless like they were the dead guy from Weekend at Bernies. [blemish]
“Revealing” Kennedy TV Series Slammed For Being Vindictive – A TV series on the Kennedys that is nearly a year away from official release has already spurred heated debate and aggressive pushback over its treatment of the iconic American family. “The Kennedys” (good name), an 8-hour miniseries is being produced by Joel Surnow, the creator of the series “24.” – Oh my God, Jack Bauer killed Kennedy? [huffers]
Facebook Overtakes Yahoo As Second Most Viewed Site – Facebook is now larger than Yahoo in the U.S. Yahoo for years was the world’s most popular website – its ubiquitous portal has dominated the web since the 90s. Two years ago however, Google vaulted past Yahoo and became the Internet’s most popular destination. Last month, it became Facebook’s turn to knock Yahoo down another peg. [mashable]
Microsoft and Yahoo! Finally Agree Partnership Deal – Microsoft and Yahoo! have finally officially announced the search deal that has been heavily anticipated for the past few years. The deal will see Yahoo! becoming the sales team for Microsoft’s online offering, whilst Microsoft will use their search engine to power the Yahoo! website. Yahoo! gain financial stability and Microsoft receive the necessary scale needed to compete with Google. Qa! [fusionunlimited]
Obama Meets Dalai Lama, Angering China – President Barack Obama hosted exiled Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama at the White House Thursday, drawing an angry reaction from China and risking further damage to strained Sino-U.S. ties. Obama sat down with the Dalai Lama – who is reviled by the Chinese government as a dangerous separatist but admired by many around the world as a man of peace. [reuters]
Victoria Beckham Defends Size Zeros – Designer Victoria Beckham co-hosted “The View” on Wednesday and talked about her own experience dressing all sizes from Blake Lively to Jennifer Hudson. Beckham went on to say, “I think that some of these girls, most of these girls are naturally thin and I don’t think we should be discriminating against someone because they’re too thin, too curvy or too large.” [huffers]
Toyota President To Appear Before Congress – Toyota Motor Corp. President Akio Toyoda will testify at a Feb. 24 hearing of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. “I have received Congressman Towns’s invitation to testify before the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform on Feb. 24 and I accept,” Toyoda said in an e-mailed statement. [bloomberg]
Elton John Reckons Jesus Was Gay – Elton John talks about the transition from his raucous rock-star years to becoming a committed philanthropist. In the web exclusive, the music legend opens up about the life-threatening downside of fame, his partner David Furnish, his take on Jesus and the fact that he would always have to finish the coke. [parade]
Man Commits Suicide By Flying Plane Into Tax Office – Joseph Stack left a six-page suicide note in which he railed against the Internal Revenue Service, the US federal tax agency. He wrote: “I am finally ready to end this insanity. Well, Mr Big Brother IRS man let’s try something different. Take my pound of flesh and sleep well.” Then he set fire to his house and flew, kamakazi-style, into the tax office. [telegraph]
The Trouble With Alec Baldwin – “Alec Baldwin is hot right now. He is an outspoken Hollywood liberal beloved by the media and cultural elite. But in his private life, he’s a bit of an asshole. What are we going to do about Alec?” Personally, I like Alec just the way he is. [gawker]
Geneva Motor Show: fastest ever Jaguar XKR – The supercharged Jaguar XKR coupe is now good for 174mph. As well as styling changes, it’s now capable of 174mph – up from the previous version’s electronically limited 155mph.The XKR unveiled at Geneva showcases two new optional performance and styling packs – Speed Pack and Black Pack. I’ll take both. Ta. [telegraph]
Dita Von Teese performs at the 60th Italian Music Festival in Sanremo – I know absolutely nothing about this story and have got nothing to tell you except for the fact that this link will take you to a ton of pictures of Dita Von Teese inside a large martini glass, half-naked, pouring fairy dust all over her body and strutting around like a bona fide pro. Which she is. [thesuperficial]
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