David Beckham’s Libel Claim Rejected – David Beckham has failed in his bid to prove a prostitute who claimed he paid her $10,000 for sex had lied. A judge in Los Angeles threw out his £25m libel and slander lawsuit against a US magazine that published the claims of Irma Nici. US District Judge Manuel Real said in his ruling that Beckham is a public figure and his lawyers had failed to show any evidence “In Touch” published the story with malice. He also said that allegations of any infidelity by Beckham would be of interest to the public. Can’t believe the judge’s surname is ‘Real.’ [telegraph]
Boeing Reveals World’s Longest Jet – Boeing unveiled their new 747-8 Intercontinental jumbo passenger jet on Sunday at the company’s factory in Everett, Washington. Boeing’s newest addition to the 747 family is the world’s longest commercial passenger plane at 250.3 feet (76.3 meters long.) Boeing has sold 33 of the new planes already, and passengers can look forward to a better feeling of space and more room for carry-on luggage and personal belongings. Photos. [huffers]
Porn Star Reckons Shane Warne Cheated On Liz Hurley – Shameless Shane Warne bedded a porn star and bombarded her with sex texts behind the back of girlfriend Elizabeth Hurley. The serial love rat sent 26-year-old Chloe Conrad a series of lewd messages at the same time as his romance with model and actress Liz blossomed. Cricket legend Shane, 41, even had sex with Chloe in the same suite at London’s Bentley hotel where he and mother-of-one Liz, 45, later sealed their unlikely romance. He left Chloe with a scar from a painful carpet burn she now calls her “Warnie Stamp”. Nice! [mirror]
Winnie Mandela’s Highway Clash : Cops Suspended – Two policemen involved in an altercation with ANC veteran Winnie Madikizela-Mandela and her bodyguards have been suspended, a police spokesperson said on Monday. Colonel Neville Malila said Warrant Officer Jannie Odendaal and Constable Abel Twala were suspended with full salary and benefits pending the finalisation of disciplinary proceedings against them. No word on Stompie. [news24]
Harry To Be William’s Best Man – In possibly the least unexpected announcement in advance of April’s royal wedding, Clarence House has announced that Prince Harry is to be the best man at his older brother Prince William’s marriage service and Kate Middleton has asked her younger sister Philippa – known to her family as Pippa – to be her maid of honour. The couple have also asked young relatives, assorted godchildren and friends’ offspring to be bridesmaids and page boys for the ceremony at Westminster Abbey on 29 April. [guardian]
YouTube To Support 3D Mobile Uploads – YouTube in a last-minute unveiling with LG said it would start taking mobile video uploads in 3D. The move will let people share 3D videos for the first time in earnest. LG’s Optimus 3D will be the first to have the option and, because of the glasses-free display, can display much of the content it records. [electronista]
Tiger Woods Apologises For Spitting – Former world number one Tiger Woods has apologised after being fined for spitting during the Dubai Desert Classic over the weekend. “It was inconsiderate to spit like that and I know better. Just wasn’t thinking and want to say I’m sorry,” Woods wrote on his Twitter account on Monday. The European Tour decided to fine Woods after reviewing television footage. [timeslive]
Radiohead Releasing New Album Online – Four years after their last release, In Rainbows, Radiohead is planning to release their new album, KIng of Limbs, online this weekend – but if you were hoping for a repeat of their “Pay What You Want” plan, you’ll be sadly disappointed. This time around, the band is offering a variation of formats for download, each with its own price. [time]
Japan Plans World’s Fastest Train – For decades, Japan has been at the forefront of high-speed rail technology. Now, the Central Japan Railway Company has announced that it plans to build the fastest train in the world, between Tokyo and Nagoya. The new line, estimated to cost about $64 billion, runs about 178 miles on part of an existing Tokyo-to-Osaka line; the company expects speeds up to 310 miles per hour, shaving travel time between the two cities to 40 minutes from about 95 minutes. [newyorktimes]
R2.4 Million For The Ultimate Range Rover – The searing heat just went up a few notches, with the Range Rover unveiling the most expensive model ever. The Autobiography Ultimate Edition is priced at a whopping £130,000 ($210,000) and should debut at the Geneva Motor Show this year. The British automaker is as of now planning to manufacture only 500 of these magnificent road warriors. The new model features either a 4.4-liter V8 diesel engine, or the 5.0-liter V8 petrol engine variety. Nice. If only their service matched the car. [bornrich]
Romance Publisher Harlequin Tries To Patent The Kiss – Can someone patent a kiss? Harlequin, the romance publisher, is trying to. How strange that they believe they should actually own the rights to this romantic action. The romance publisher actually puts out 110 novels each month, and they all contain several versions of what their application describes. If Harlequin Enterprises is able to obtain a patent on the kiss, then the group intends to release the romantic move back into the public domain. [gather]
Ronaldo Retires From Football – Brazilian legend Ronaldo has confirmed his retirement from football. The 34-year-old had a glittering career, helping Brazil win two World Cups and being named Fifa World Player of the Year in 1996, 1997 and 2002. He had been expected to quit at the end of the season but the early elimination of his club, Corinthians, from the Copa Libertadores brought forward the date. [bbc]
Man Stabs Wife With Wedding Cake Knife – Crystal DeJesus limped out of Superior Court Monday, Valentine’s Day, with a deep stab wound to the thigh. Her husband stabbed her in West Hartford over the weekend, using their wedding cake knife, police said. The wound was so deep, she said, “I saw my bone.” Louis DeJesus, 22, who police said also stabbed himself eight times, remained under police guard at Hartford Hospital, police said Monday. Everyone at 2oceansvibe wishes the couple the very best for the future. [courant]
MWEB Giving Away A Netbook On Thursday – Stay tuned right here and on 2oceansvibe Radio on Thursday people, as we give away the second of four netbooks. Make sure you’ve got a Twitter account and make sure you’re looking alive around 09h30 on Thursday morning! [2ov.fm]
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