The Kid From Jerry Maguire Turned 21 – He was an adorable little tyke who charmed Tom Cruise in ‘Jerry McGuire.’ This past Saturday, Jonathan Lipnicki turned 21. Yes, that means you’re old. Lipnicki celebrated his birthday with friends and family, including his parents, in Las Vegas. [zap2it]
Queen Mooned By Construction Worker In Australia – While her motorcade passed through cheering crowds on its way to the city from the airport, one local construction worker tried to steal the limelight by dropping his trousers and baring his behind to the royal couple. Liam Warriner, aged 22, allegedly ran for about 50 yards alongside the royal motorcade with an Australian flag wedged between his buttocks. [telegraph]
53 Gaddafi Supporters Apparently Executed – Fifty-three people, apparent Gaddafi supporters, seem to have been executed at a hotel in Sirte last week, Human Rights Watch said today. The hotel is in an area of the city that was under the control of anti-Gaddafi fighters from Misrata before the killings took place. [hrw]
Video Shows Gaddafi Was Sodomized During Capture – An analysis of video obtained by GlobalPost from a rebel fighter who recorded the moment when Col. Muammar Gaddafi was first captured confirms that another rebel fighter, whose identity is unknown, sodomized the former leader as he was being dragged from the drainpipe where he had taken cover. [globalpost]
Comedians Honour Will Ferrell With Mark Twain Award – The stars were out Sunday night as the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts bestowed its prestigious Mark Twain Prize for American Humor on actor and comedian Will Ferrell. The award, which was established in 1998, honors comedians who have shaped American society with their work, as Mark Twain once did. [cnn]
Mobile Internet Outpacing Fixed Line – New data tracking trends in the mobile space finds that 72% of people use mobile internet on a daily basis while 18% no longer use a fixed line to access the internet at all. More than half (56%) of respondents in SA accessed the internet daily, by mobile. [news24]
Lindsay Lohan To Pose For Playboy – LiLo is posing for Hugh Hefner’s Playboy magazine – which is being shot this week in LA. In the meantime, Lohan’s other gig is community service. The actress has been ordered to spend 16 hours of community service at the Los Angeles Coroner’s Office before her next hearing on Nov. 2, where she’ll face the music after a judge ruled she violated her probation. [accesshollywood]
James Murdoch Heading For Parliament Question Time Again – James Murdoch, heir apparent to his father’s News Corp before a phone-hacking scandal engulfed the firm, will return for a second hearing before the UK parliament to explain apparent discrepancies in his evidence. [reuters]
Nicolas Sarkozy Freaks Out With David Cameron– David Cameron has become embroiled in a furious row with Nicolas Sarkozy over Britain’s role in talks to solve the crisis enveloping the euro. The bust-up between Cameron and Sarkozy held up the conclusion of the EU-27 summit for almost two hours, with the French president expressing rage at the constant criticism and lectures from UK ministers. [guardian]
British Government Wins Europe Vote Amid Revolt – David Cameron has defeated a bid to grant a referendum on EU membership, despite the largest rebellion against a Tory prime minister over Europe. The motion was defeated by 483 votes to 111, after all Tory, Lib Dem and Labour MPs had been instructed to oppose it. [bbc]
Steve Jobs Tribute Page Gets OVer 1 Million Emails – Apple has established a website where customers and non-customers alike can email condolence and farewell messages to Steve Jobs. Since the beginning of October, Apple has received more than one million tribute emails. In two and a half weeks. [digijourno]
Steve Jobs Bio Reveals Depth Of His Musical Obsessions – Walter Isaacson’s fascinating new Steve Jobs biography focuses largely on the Apple co-founder’s technological innovations and his personal life, but there are some fascinating nuggets about Jobs’ lifelong fascination with rock & roll. The book delves into his intense obsession with Bob Dylan, his romantic relationship with Joan Baez, his perception that John Mayer is “out of control,” the difficulty of getting the Beatles on iTunes and his close (and occasionally turbulent) friendship with Bono. [rollingstone]
Siri Co-Founder Leaves Apple – Siri co-founder and CEO Dag Kittlaus has left Apple — just 12 days after the virtual assistant launched with the iPhone 4S and became an overnight phenomenon. Kittlaus had been planning a departure from Apple for a while due to a desire to take time off, be closer to family and brainstorm new ideas. [mashable]
Paul Allen Has Booked A Yacht Berth For The Olympics – With only nine months to go until the 2012 Olympics in London, the jockeying for position among megayacht owners is well underway. Berths for about 30 yachts are being prepared around London’s waterways for the big event, but most of them will only accommodate smaller vessels. There is speculation the top booking so far is for the 126-metre Octopus, owned by Microsoft billionaire Paul Allen. [luxuo]
Noel Gallagher Tops Charts With Solo Album – Noel Gallagher has raced into the charts at number one with his new solo album. Noel Gallagher knows how to work the press. Announcing plans for his solo career in a press conference earlier this year, the songwriter teased reporters with a number of outlandish claims. Released last week, ‘Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds’ finally allowed fans to see what the fuss was about. [rollingstone]
We Have A 10% Chance Of Avoiding A Collapse Of Global Civilisation – The population of Earth has doubled since Paul Ehrlich first warned the world that there were too many humans. Three and a half billion people later, he is more pessimistic than ever, estimating there is only a 10% chance of avoiding a collapse of global civilisation. [guardian]
St. Paul’s Cathedral Is Losing Cash To Occupy Protesters – A Tory MP today accused the anti-capitalism camp of making St Paul’s look like ‘a third world shanty town’, as an ‘overflow’ site was opened in a nearby square. City of London and Westminster MP Mark Field spoke out after claims the occupation could cost £1million in lost tourist revenue, following the cathedral’s closure last week. [dailymail]
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