Kim Kardashian Is Getting Divorced – Kim Kardashian filed for divorce Monday just 72 days after tying the knot with Kris Humphries in a lavish ceremony that was taped for her reality show. She made $18million on the wedding which works out to R250,000 a day since they got married. [people]
Kris Humphries Found Out About His Divorce On Internet – Humphries was “blindsided” by the divorce filing, reports TMZ, and learned of the news from the gossip website, just like the rest of the world. Humphries told TMZ reporters “I love my wife and am devastated to learn she filed for divorce… I’m willing to do whatever it takes to make it work.” Shame. [ibtimes]
Groupon South Africa Launches App For iPhone – In response to the dramatic increase in the number of smartphones currently in use in the South African market, Groupon South Africa announced today the launch of the official Groupon application for iPhone and Android smartphones, as well as for the iPod touch. The app is available for download in the Apple App Store and the Android Market. [bwb]
Little Known Scientist Becomes Libya’s Prime Minister – Libya’s ruling National Transitional Council has elected little-known academic Abdul Raheem al-Keeb as the new interim prime minister to guide the country as it emerges from a bitter civil war towards a new constitution and democratic elections. [reuters]
Apple’s Siri Also Works On iPhone 4 – The end of Siri’s exclusivity on the iPhone 4S may be near. No, I’m not talking about Siri running on the purported Apple television set, but Siri on jailbroken iPhone 4 and — possibly — 3GS handsets. Ireland-based hacker Steve Troughton-Smith and his San Francisco-based comrade Grant Paul (no relation to the author) over the weekend claimed they got Apple’s voice-enabled digital assistant functioning properly on an iPhone 4 and a fourth generation iPod Touch. [pcworld]
Jackson’s Doctor May Take The Stand – Conrad Murray stunned the courtroom Monday by telling the judge for the first time that he might testify in the case. Murray was asked by Superior Court Judge Michael Pastor if he had decided whether to exercise his “absolute right” to take the stand despite his lawyers’ advice not to testify. “I will still need more time to talk to my counsel about it. I have not made a decision,” Murray responded. [usatoday]
Capitec Plans To Issue $110 Million In New Shares – Retail lender Capitec Bank said it aims to raise up to $110-million by issuing new shares to fund its expansion and boost capital ahead of new global banking requirements. Capitec, a small but fast-growing retail bank, has been chipping away at the market share of South Africa’s “big four” banks by offering lower fees and keeping its branches open later. [mail&guardian]
FBI Release Anna Chapman Surveillance Video – The FBI releases a video of Russian spy Anna Chapman under surveillance at a New York coffee shop where she meets with someone she thinks is her Russian handler. It is really an undercover FBI agent. No sound on this video. [msnbc]
Brad Pitt Quits Smoking After Kids Bust Him – Brad Pitt has quit smoking after being caught out by two of his children. The Moneyball star has reportedly been guilt-tripped into giving up the habit after he was spotted by daughters Zahara, six, and five-year-old Shiloh having a quick cigarette at the bottom of his garden in his rented home in Budapest. [nzherald]
China Funds Wind/Water Power In Lesotho – The tiny mountain kingdom of Lesotho is to harness the power of wind and water in a China-funded $15-billion green energy project, the biggest of its kind in Africa. The tiny mountain kingdom of Lesotho is to harness the power of wind and water in a $15-billion green energy project, the biggest of its kind in Africa. [mail&guardian]
Steve Jobs’ Unfinished Feadship Superyacht – According to a report on the Apple news site Cult of Mac, Steve Jobs was designing his own Feadship superyacht at the time of his death. The vessel had been in development since 2009. The nugget of info. emerged in an article about Walter Isaacson’s new biography of the computer mogul. The design is said to be sleek and minimalist, naturally, with 40-foot-long glass walls and was to be built at Feadship’s facility in the Netherlands. Imagine it as the iPod of superyachts. Of course it would showcase all the latest in Apple technology. [jameslist]
Calvin Klein and His Child Bride’s Embarrassing Halloween Costume – Like any retiree, Calvin Klein has a lot of time on his hands, and like any retiree he gets to indulge in his hobbies. Apparently his main one these days is going to glam parties with his ex-porn star boyfriend Nick Gruber in tow. Here’s the sad display the duo made this past Saturday. [gawker]
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