Fancy? Sure! Intense? Big Time!
‘Fancy Intense’ Pink Diamond To sell For R250 Million – An exceptionally rare pink diamond ring is to be auctioned – and could fetch £24 million. The enormous 24.78 carat gem is cut into a rectangular shape with rounded corners, and mounted on a ring in between two clear stones. It was sold by celebrity jeweller Harry Winston some 60 years ago and has been in a private collection ever since. A must have – especially with that name! [telegraph]
Playing With Sniffer Dogs At Airport Whilst Carrying Drugs Is Not Smart – This reminds me of the story about Taki Theodoracopulos at the airport. A customs official pulled an envelope out his back pocket and Taki said to him, “I bet you’d love to know what’s in there.” So the cop opened the envelppe, found a few grams of coaine and Taki spent a few months in jail. Quality – much like this individual. [gawker]
Europe Wins Ryder Cup – The pressure was more than Graeme McDowell wanted. The heartbreak was more than Hunter Mahan could handle. The longest Ryder Cup in history came down to the very last match Monday at Celtic Manor, exposing the rawest emotions found in golf and delivering a moment that defines a career – even for a U.S. Open champion. [associated]
Wayne And Coleen Rooney Go On Holiday To Fix Marriage – Wayne Rooney will fly to Prague with wife Coleen today to try to patch up their marriage after his vice girl shame. The England ace, 24, told of his guilt over the scandal yesterday “I’m a human being. I hurt as well.” And now the Manchester United striker will join Coleen, 24, in the Czech capital on a four-day modelling shoot for her fashion collection. Pals say Wayne hopes to rekindle the romance after promising Coleen’s family he would work to win back her trust. [mirror]
Twitter CEO Resigns – In keeping with Twitter’s ethos, Evan Williams, the chief executive of the micro-blogging social media site, took less than 140 characters to announce the company’s latest strategic change. He took 133 characters, to be exact: “I have decided to ask our COO, Dick Costolo, to become Twitter’s CEO. [washingtonpost]
Durban Matric Pupil Wins Gold For SA In Commonwealth Games – Durban matric pupil Chad Le Clos won South Africa’s first Commonwealth Games medal as he took gold in the 200m butterfly, but the defending champion 4x100m freestyle relay team had to settle for bronze. Swimming in lane two Le Clos burst through from nowhere in the final lap to touch first. TimesLive also includes pronunciation lession at the end of the article. Nice touch, but maybe tell us what school he is at instead? [timeslive]
Popular Mechanics ‘Breakthrough Awards’ 2010 – Here are the products and innovators that truly moved society forward in 2010. Popular Mechanics salutes the following Breakthrough Award winners.Today’s Brilliant Idea: A cellphone microscope that can diagnose disease cheaply and effectively anywhere in the world. Very nice. And so are the other products. Surprisingly, no iPhones.. [popularmechanics]
Lady Gaga Performs With Yoko Ono – Ono, indeed! Lady GaGa performed two songs with Yoko Ono live at Los Angeles’ Orpheum Theater on Saturday night (October 2). The singer joined Ono at the end of the three-hour show to duet, reports BBC News. They ended the show lying on a grand piano together. “Thanks for being so brilliant and such an inspiration to so many women,” Gaga said of Ono from the stage. Yes, of course she did. [nme]
Plett Sex Offender Gets Helicopter Raid For His Troubles – Sexual assault, grooming, sexual exploitation and showing pornographic material to minors were the initial charges put to a 66-year-old man in the Plettenberg Bay Magistrate’s Court on Monday.The man was arrested last week in connection with sexual offences with between four to six girls over a four-year period. The cops used a chopper to raid his place. Oke must have shat himself. [news24]
Actor Shot In Face During On-Stage Duel – A West End musical has been suspended after an actor was apparently shot in the face by accident during an on-stage duel. Stephen Sondheim’s Passion was immediately cancelled after the incident which occurred during a matinee performance on Saturday. Actor David Birrell, 35, who plays Colonel Ricci in the musical, was rushed from the Donmar Warehouse theatre to hospital with a serious eye injury. Gotta love it when theaters use live ammo. [telegraph]
Maldives To Launch Blonde Only Resort – A Lithuanian company is hoping to set up a resort island in the beautiful Maldives that is exclusively run by blondes. Let the dumb blonde jokes begin! The company, Olialia, is completely run by blondes and they want to extend their business model into the field of holiday making. Olialia wants to build a resort that is entirely run by a blonde staff, and would even offer special flights to the island with an all-blonde flight crew. See what they did there? [time]
Beef To Become The “Salmon Of 50 Years Ago’ And The ‘Caviar Of The Future‘ – “The necessary resources for the production of beef will be three, four, five times higher that those of chicken and pork”, said Henning Steinfeld coordinator of Livestock, Environment and Development Initiativeduring the International Meat Congress held in Buenos Aires. Steinfeld anticipated that beef will cease to be a “mass product” since it will not sustain the growth of world population. Ja, loom, I’ve been saying that for years. [mercopress]
Spitzer’s Madam Loses Brazil
Erection Election – Andreia Schwartz, Emperors Club madam who set up former Governor Eliot Spitzer with a string of prostitutes, has lost in the Brazil election.The ex-Manhattan madam, who was the former head of the Emperors Club VIP, garnered only 476 votes in her race for the Legislative Assembly in Espirito Santo, reports the New York Daily News. Silly woman – should have got the girls working on some of the voters. Free lap-dances and the like. [sify]
George Michael Denies Special Treatment – Jailed pop star George Michael has said he has received “no special treatment of any kind” during his time in prison. The former Wham! singer, 47, said he felt compelled to dismiss “the usual rubbish” which had been reported while he was behind bars. In a statement, he said he had been “treated with kindness”. Mmm, I bet you have. Fast love, anyone? [bbc]
Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg Gets Cameo On The Simpsons – After having a Hollywood version of himself blasted in box office winner ‘The Social Network’ this weekend, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg lent his likeness — and his voice — to ‘The Simpsons’ on Sunday night.The 26-year-old billionaire encouraged Lisa to quit school if she really wants to succeed, pointing out Bill Gates and Virgin’s Richard Branson as other dropout billionaires. [popeater]
You Know What’s Nice About Africa? We have nice materials here. Like leather. The boys over at OneDayOnly appreciate that. Which is why they can get you a handcrafted laptop sleeve for a bargain price. According to your wishes. That’s nice. [onedayonly]
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