Jake White Assaulted Victor Matfield – The suspicion that former Springbok coach Jake White and superstar lock Victor Matfield didn’t get on has been confirmed in an extract from the latter’s autobiography to be released soon. Victor: My Journey will hit book shelves this week and in it the 110-test veteran confirms that he and White had a difficult relationship. [sportlive]
Tokyo Sexwale Warns ANC Of Youth League Power – ANC heavyweight and Human Settlements Minister Tokyo Sexwale is stoking the political furnace – he has bluntly warned the party’s leadership not to underestimate the power and influence of ANC Youth League president Julius Malema and his executive. [timeslive]
Malema Supporters Aim To Disrupt Climate Change Conference – Suspended African National Congress (ANC) Youth League leader Julius Malema is plotting a comeback strategy that is said to include appealing against his suspension and trying to humiliate President Jacob Zuma on the world stage by disrupting the conference on climate change (COP-17) in Durban later this month, insiders say. [businessday]
Mike Tindell Fined R300,000 And Removed From England Squad – Mike Tindall has been fined £25,000 by the Rugby Football Union and removed from England’s elite player squad for his conduct during the Rugby World Cup. The Rugby Football Union said the disciplinary action was related to events that took place in Queenstown, New Zealand on the night of Sunday, September 11, 2011. [hellomagazine]
Humiliating End For Berlusconi, As Crowd Chants “Clown” – As Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi left his sumptuous Rome residence on Saturday night to go to the presidential palace and resign, jeering crowds shouted “clown, clown, clown” and “go to jail, go to jail.” A small orchestra played the Hallelujah Chorus from Handel’s Messiah. Blind. [reuters]
Parents Complain As Porn Star Reads To Kiddies – Some parents have filed complaints with the Parent-Teacher Association after a former adult film star said she read to children in a classroom at a Los Angeles County elementary school. Sasha Grey, a 23-year-old ex-porn actress who has appeared in mainstream shows like HBO’s “Entourage,” was a guest earlier this month at Compton’s Emerson Elementary School for Read Across America Day. [washpo]
Jay-Z Stops Selling ‘Occupy Wall Street’ T-Shirts – For the past few days, the internet has been buzzing about Jay-Z’s ‘Occupy All Streets’ t-shirt. At first, when fellow hip hop mogul Russell Simmons tweeted a backstage photo of Hov wearing it at a concert, no one made too big of a fuss. But when Rocawear planned on selling the tees and not donating any of the proceeds to Occupy Wall Street, the mood quickly changed and the backlash began. [animalny]
Dewani’s Appeal Set For December – British businessman Shrien Dewani’s appeal will be heard in the British High Court on December 13 and 14, said the National Prosecuting Authority on Friday. Dewani would appeal an order that he can be extradited to South Africa over his wife’s murder, said NPA spokesman Mthunzi Mhaga. [newage]
Lady Gaga And Creative Director Part Ways – Lady Gaga and her Creative Director, Laurieann Gibson, are no longer working together, following a “bitter fight.” It postulates that Gibson’s ego has gotten the best of the choreographer-turned-reality star and points to several comments made in the press recently, one in which Gibson credits Madonna for inspiring Gaga’s ever-evolving style — a comparison Gaga has tried to distance herself from. [hollywoodreporter]
Gaddafi Bedded Four Women Before Trade Talks With Prince Andrew – Muammar Gadaffi bedded at least four women just hours before meeting Prince Andrew for trade talks, it was claimed today. The Libyan dictator had a voracious sexual appetite and was so addicted to anti-impotence Viagra pills a nurse told him to cut down his intake. His manservant claimed that some of the women he bedded suffered so badly ‘they went immediately from his bedroom to the hospital’ to be treated for internal injuries. [dailymail]
Federer Second Player To Win Paris Masters And French Open – A resurgent Roger Federer swept past local favourite Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 6-1 7-6 to clinch his maiden Paris Masters title on Sunday and send a deafening warning to his rivals ahead of the ATP World Tour finals. [sportlive]
Bernie Ecclestone Finds Out About Daughter’s R151 Million Wedding Bill – Bernie Ecclestone found out his daughter Petra’s wedding had cost him more than £12 million only after it was over, as his ex-wife settled the bill without his knowledge. The Formula One boss was under the impression that his daughter’s nuptials had cost £5 million but he discovered the gigantic bill in a German court hearing on Nov 10. [dnaindia]
Cape Town PR Man Dies – Celebrity publicist Andrew Farr died in a car accident near Cape Town on Friday night. Farr, owner of celebrity PR firm Publicity Works, was killed when his vehicle rolled after hitting the verge on the N2. Rest in peace, Andrew. [timeslive]
Malema Reckons He Will Never Take ANC To Court – Suspended African National Congress Youth League leader Julius Malema would never take the ruling party to court, he told Carte Blanche in an interview broadcast on Sunday. Thanks. No-one cares. [mail&guardian]
Diaspora Co-Founder Found Dead At 21 – Ilya Zhitomirskiy, the co-founder of the open-source Facebook alternative Diaspora, has died at the age of 22. The cause of death is not yet publicly known. Diaspora was created as a response to Facebook’s controversial privacy changes in 2010. The team was able to raise $200,000 on Kickstarter to launch the project. [mashable]
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