The Other Angelina – Vogue have absolutely nailed it here, girls (and boys!) as they bring you an interview like know other – delving deep into the life of Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt. Jolie opens up about her life and her family. And how she melts for Brad when he is with the kids. They do that. Chicks. When you hold kids. They melt. Check out the interview – it’s very nicely done. And photos by Mario Testino. Not bad. Not bad. [vogue]
Amazon Removes Pedophilia Book From Store – After defending sales of a self-published book on pedophilia, online retail giant Amazon last night reversed course and pulled the book from its Kindle store. The electronic book, “The Pedophile’s Guide to Love and Pleasure: a Child-lover’s Code of Conduct,” by Philip R. Greaves II, went on sale on Oct. 28 and cost $4.79 to download. Now we’ll just have to see if they allow this new book I’m writing called Murder 101. [abcnews]
Russia Sends Hitman To Wipe Out Agent Who Betrayed Hot Russian Spy – A contract killer has been dispatched to assassinate the Russian double agent who betrayed Anna Chapman and nine other spies in the United States this spring, according to reports in Moscow. “We know who he is and where he is,” a high-ranking Kremlin source told the reputable Kommersant newspaper. “You can have no doubt – a Mercader has already been sent after him.” [guardian]
Robert Mugabe Appearing In Music Videos To Attract The Youth – No spice. Robert Mugabe, iron-fisted, anti-imperialist revolutionary, is getting an extreme makeover. He has been appearing in music videos, talking on a cellphone to teenage rappers and rattling off street lingo over booming house beats. It’s not the first time – In 2008 they invoked Tupac, using lyrics from the Strictly 4 My N.I.G.G.A.Z album, to send the message to voters that their troubles were only temporary. [mail&guardian]
Man Streams Suicide On The Net As Others Spur Him On – A Japanese man has committed suicide live on the internet after being egged on by users of an online chat room. The 24-year-old man, who has not been named, was found dead in his apartment in the city of Sendai early on Tuesday morning. Police had been alerted by viewers of the Ustream web page and were able to locate the man’s apartment. Shame. [telegraph]
Lichtenstein Tops Warhol in Auction – The contemporary art world was taken by storm this week after paintings by pop artists Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein battled it out at Christie’s and Sotheby’s in New York City. Not only did Lichtenstein’s “Ohhh…Alright…” comic strip painting of a redhead woman clutching a phone sell at $42.6 million, but it also trumped Warhol’s $35.36 million sale of a black and white coke bottle painting earlier in the week. [time]
Miss World 2010 In Nude Photo Skandaal – Miss World 2010 Alexandria Mills is the first woman from the United States to ever win the title, but not the first to be caught up in a nude photo scandal. The 18-year-old took a nude photograph of herself over the summer — taken in what appears to be her bathroom — and sent it to her boyfriend at the time. Hmm..ja.. there’s your first mistake, my angel. [radar]
We Are About To Run Out Of Internet – There’s a crisis brewing on the Internet, but because it involves the arcane inner workings of the Web, chances are you haven’t heard about it. It’s quite real, and it’s hotly debated at obscure conferences and among those whose job it is to keep the networks running smoothly. Here’s the predicament: The Internet is running out of room. Fast. [dailybeast]
Flavio Briatore To Open ‘Billionaire’s Square’ In Dubai – Italian playboy Flavio Briatore, (above, with his much younger lingerie model wife Elisabetta), has signed a deal to open a new Billionaire’s Square complex in Dubai catering to those with unapologetically extravagant tastes. Building on the success of Briatore’s Billionaire club for the super-rich on Sardinia’s swank Costa Smeralda, the $150 million Billionaire’s Square development will be constructed on the site of Dubai Media City’s Palladium entertainment venue. [luxist]
Unite Behind Bafana And Re-live The World Cup Vibe – If you loved the WC2010 vibe then don’t miss next Wednesday’s clash between Bafana Bafana and the USA at the Cape Town Stadium. The fan-walk will be open; so come join the army of supporters assembling at O’Driscoll’s Irish Pub to do the fan walk together World Cup style! [facebook]
The Secret Of How Cats Drink – In probably today’s biggest news. It has taken four highly qualified engineers and a bunch of integral equations to figure it out, but we now know how cats drink. The answer is: very elegantly, and not at all the way you might suppose. With the use of high-speed photography, the neatness of the feline solution has been captured. Well thank God that’s all been settled. Moving swiftly on. [newyorktimes]
Mel Gibson Coughs Up Some Dosh – Mel Gibson was ordered Wednesday to pay three months of back child support totaling $60,000 to professional gold-digger, Oksana Grigorieva for their 1-year-old daughter Lucia
Brain. Gibson had delayed making $20,000 monthly payments while his attorneys tried to clarify if he could deduct the $6,000-a-month he pays for the Los Angeles home where Grigorieva, 40, lives with her 61-year-old mother and Lucia, sources say. [people]
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