Rafa Takes Wimbledon
Nadal Wins Wimbledon – Well the poms will be horrified that Andy Murray didn’t win. They had better start putting pressure on him for next year’s Wimbledon ASAP! God forbid they don’t jinx him like they do every one of their sportsmen (I know – he’s Scottish – the irony etc.). The only team that does manage to get anything right are the cricketers – and half the bloody side is South African. [time]
Paris Hilton’s Buddy Given 14 Days To Leave South Africa – The South African government has given a former Playboy playmate and friend of US socialite Paris Hilton 14 days to leave the country, Home Affairs said on Saturday. This comes after Jennifer Rovero was caught in possession of marijuana at a World Cup game in Port Elizabeth on Friday. [mail&guardian]
Elin Woods Is Getting $100Million – It seems that prior claims of a $750Million divorce payout from Tiger Woods are slightly incorrect. Nonetheless, the more accurate figure of $100Million is not to be sneezed at. But once she has that cash, she cannot say a word. No Oprah, no book deal. Nothing. Shame.. [tmz]
Uruguay Striker, Luis Suárez, Claims “Hand Of God” – The Uruguay striker Luis Suárez has evoked Diego Maradona’s infamous goal against England in 1986, declaring “the Hand Of God now belongs to me” after he broke Ghana’s hearts and helped his side reach the World Cup semi-finals. [guardian]
Cristiano Ronaldo Is A Father – Real Madrid and Portugal winger, Cristiano Ronaldo has become the father of a baby boy, according to an announcement on his Twitter account. The 25-year-old, whose World Cup campaign came to and end this week when Portugal were knocked out by Spain, posted the announcement on both his Twitter and Facebook pages. [telegraph]
The Mel Gibson Tapes – It’s only a matter of days before we get to hear the tape that Mel’s ex is holding, which includes the quotes, “You look like a fucking pig in heat, and if you get raped by a pack of niggers, it will be your fault” and “‘I am going to come and burn the fucking house down… but you will blow me first.” And yes, there’s more.. [dailymail]
World Cup Trophy Made Of Cocaine – A replica World Cup trophy seized by anti-drugs police in Colombia is made out of cocaine, lab tests have confirmed. The 36cm (14in) statue was found in a delivery crate at Bogota airport. The crate was in an airmail warehouse waiting to be sent to an address in Spain. Very cunning, guys.. [bbc]
Two-Headed Calf Born In Egypt – An Egyptian farmer this week said one of his cows gave birth to a two-headed calf, after two hours of strenuous labor. The farmer, Sobhy el-Ganzoury, called it a “divine miracle.” The animal is expected to survive.El-Ganzoury is feeding milk to the calf with a baby bottle, and he told the AP that the animal is a reminder that “God is able to do anything.” [gawker]
Lady Gaga Hits 10 Million Friends On Facebook – Lady Gaga, the 24-year-old whose real name is Stefani Germanotta, became the first living person to have more than 10 million fans. By Sunday Lady Gaga had accumulated 10,333,791 fans, beating out strong contenders like President Obama, who had only 9,670,042 million. [nytimes]
Huffington Post Journalist Praises SA And “Ubuntu” – “I have been truly humbled on this trip. And while I have my gripes regarding development here, I cannot say one negative thing about how South Africa has handled its duties as host and hostess to the world. If I could say one thing to sum up being here during this once-in-a-lifetime experience, it would be that I’ve learned the value of Ubuntu.” [huffpo]
“The Chief” Needs Your Vote – True 2oceansvibers out there who are familiar with the 2oceansvibe Characters list, will know about “The Chief.” His real name is Simon and he is a close friend of mine who takes care of a number of villages in the Eastern Cape. His organisation “Village Corps” has made the shortlist of a NAU “Grant For Change” competition. Your vote can help send a much needed $10,000 grant in their direction. Come on, gang – it’s one click. [clickvotewhenyougetthere]
Joey Chestnut Wins Fourth Hot Dog Eating Title – Joey “Jaws” Chestnut won his fourth consecutive title at today’s 95th annual Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest at Coney Island, eating 54 hot dogs in 10 minutes. His arch-rival, and six-time champ, Takeru Kobayashi was arrested after the competition. Chestnut earns $150,000 a year from eating contests. [gawker]
Caprice Launches New Website – The original & most famous ‘Eat, Drink and Play’ venue in Cape Town, Café Caprice offers the ultimate hangout for a cool set looking to dine on delicious food, sip on sundowners and watch all top sporting events on one of our big screens, in one of the world’s most beautiful settings. [cafecaprice]
DJ Sasha in SA – Smirnoff, is at it again, bringing DJ Sasha to @tmospheer in Cape Town on Friday and will head north to Truth in Johannesburg on Saturday. For those who are still slightly nostalgic after Tiesto and Mashup Street, tickets can be bought through Computicket. Not for Sale to Persons Under the Age of 18. Drink Responsibly. Link for more information. [smirnoffexperience]
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