Lee Westwood – The World’s Number 1 Golfer
Tiger Woods Loses World Number 1 Status After 281 Weeks – England’s Lee Westwood has become world number one for the first time, ending American Tiger Woods’s 281-week reign at the top of the golf rankings. Westwood, 37, becomes Europe’s first number one golfer since compatriot Nick Faldo achieved the feat in 1994. Westwood said, “Yes, I think so. It’s a dream everyone has to say there is nobody better than me at the moment. You have to say it’s a highlight. It’s a great honour and a big responsibility.” [bbc]
“Charlie Sheen Is Going To Die This Week” – Out-of-control Charlie Sheen is on a NEW rampage with hookers and cocaine, partying wildly since returning from New York. And the situation is so grave that one close friend, who has known him for more than 20 years said: “Charlie Sheen is going to die this week.” Sheen wasted little time resuming his drug binge after leaving New York last week. Prostitutes have been at his house for several nights and he has used cocaine non-stop. Jeepers, Charlie! [radaronline]
DA Lays Charges Against Tony Yengeni – The Democratic Alliance (DA) said on Monday that it has laid charges for breach of the Companies Act against the former chief whip of the African National Congress (ANC), Tony Yengeni. According to Tim Harris, the DA’s trade and industry spokesperson, weekend reports suggest that as a person convicted of fraud or corruption, he is disqualified from being appointed or acting as a director of a company. [mail&guardian]
Lily Allen Suffers Miscarriage – Lily Allen’s spokesman says the singer has suffered a miscarriage six months into her pregnancy. Publicist Murray Chalmers said Monday that “it is with great sadness that we have to confirm that Lily Allen and Sam Cooper have lost their baby.” He says Allen and Cooper are asking for privacy at a “deeply distressing time.” Allen announced in early August that she was three months pregnant. [huffers]
Murdoch’s War With The BBC Escalates – Rupert Murdoch’s News Corporation empire introduced an unprecedented level of vitriol into its long-standing war of words with the BBC yesterday. In a leader article, The Sun has accused the corporation’s journalists of outright bias, claiming “the Beeb is today the pompous voice of defeated socialism.” The paper claims that the BBC newsroom “broadcasts ludicrous warnings about cardboard cities, mass evacuations and Nazi style extremination of poor families as if they were fact.” [independent]
Gibbs Gets Lashed By SANCA – The SA National Council on Alcohol and Drug Dependence (Sanca) said on Monday it was “disappointed” that Proteas cricket player Herschelle Gibbs had released the content of his controversial book to the media ahead of publication. Yawn. The book, titled To the Point, was released on Monday, but Sunday newspapers carried excerpts the day before. [timeslive]
iPhone Bug Causes Most Of Europe To Wake Up Late Yesterday – An iPhone bug already seen when Australia switched between Daylight Savings Time and Standard Time a few weeks ago has now hit Europe. Twitter just lit up with reports of recurring iPhone alarms going off an hour later than usual. So even though the iOS clock changed correctly over the weekend, the alarm did not. Blind. [engadget]
Stephen Fry Quits Twitter – Stephen Fry has apparently left Twitter after he allegedly made controversial comments in a recent interview with Attitude magazine. Fry allegedly suggested that men find it hard to believe that women are as into sex as they are. ‘For good reason. If women liked sex as much as men, there would be straight cruising areas in the way there are gay cruising areas,’ he was quoted as saying. [metro]
Playful Flirts Attract Less Serious Relationships – Flirting style can influence the type of relationship you enter into, a study suggests. Researchers found those who use playful and physical styles of flirtation are likely to attract shorter, less serious relationships, whereas polite and sincere flirting could attract a longer term partner. The findings come from a study of more than 5,100 people looking at the way they communicate their romantic interest. Marcus, have a read. [telegraph]
Paris Hilton’s Halloween Outfit Is Pretty Damn Sexy – Say what you want about Paris Hilton, her American Indian Halloween outfit is smoking hot. With a loin cloth here, and some feathers there, everybody’s favourite heiress did not disappoint – especially later on in the evening where everything started falling off. As they do. [x17online]
Turkey Lifts YouTube Ban – Turkey has lifted its ban on YouTube after two years of blocking access to the popular video site. Back in March 2007, a Turkish court ordered YouTube to be banned in that country because of offensive comments about the founding father of the Turkish Republic, Mustafa Kemal Ataturk. This ban was eventually lifted, but videos insulting the founding father caused one new ban after another; YouTube was finally completely blocked in Turkey in May 2008. [mashable]
Courtney ‘Cougar’ Cox Reckons They’re Not Getting A Divorce – Courteney Cox is speaking out for the first time about her split with husband David Arquette.”I don’t know what will happen, but this is not like we’re getting divorced,” Cox says in a new interview with Australia’s TV Week. “This is a separation and I think that takes a lot of courage . . . Whatever is supposed to happen will be the best thing for us.” [people]
Historic Steam-Powered Superyacht Gets $20 Million Price Cut – Back in January it reported that the SS Delphine, one of the last great private steamships of the 1920s, built for motorcar magnate Horace Dodge, was for sale at $70 million and we assumed it would be snapped up right away. Now the astounding superyacht has been listed on global luxury marketplace JamesList for just $53 million, a price cut of nearly $20 million, making it a truly exceptional bargain. You gotta see this thing. [luxist]
Fritzl’s Favourite TV Show Is Charlie Sheen’s Two And A Half Men – Austria’s “incest monster” Josef Fritzl—who used his daughter as a baby-bearing dungeon sex slave for 24 years—just gave his first jailhouse interview: “I hate hairdressers more than dentists.” And: “My favorite show is Two and a Half Men.” Stunning – awesome timing, what with Charlie Sheen trashing that hotel room with that hooker last week in New York. [gawker]
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