Prince William Shows Off His Urban Dance Moves – The Duke of Cambridge embraced the spirit of the festive season last night — albeit in a somewhat unconventional fashion — when he performed his own dance moves with an 18-year-old girl at a charitable shelter. [telegraph]
Piers Morgan Is In The Dwang – Bosses at Piers Morgan’s US talk show have told him to respond to a denial by Heather Mills that she played him a private voicemail. Writing on her website, Ms Mills categorically denied ever disclosing voicemails from ex-husband Sir Paul McCartney to the former tabloid editor. [skynews]
Naspers CEO Koos Bekker Gives Rare Exclusive Interview – Naspers CEO Koos Bekker visited the 2oceansvibe Radio studio yesterday, on the Hard Willi show with Richard Hardiman and Lindsay Williams. Bekker covered a range of topics, from radio and print media, to the local and international online landscape. Listen to the podcast. [podcast]
Apparently Some Of The North Korean Grief Is False – Chu Sung-ha says he knows for sure that some of the people shown sobbing on television over the death of North Korean leader Kim Jong Il are faking it. Once, he was one of them. As a 20-year-old student at Pyongyang’s prestigious Kim Il Sung University in 1994, when North Korea’s founder and the school’s namesake died, Chu and his fellow students were used to illustrate the nation’s grief. [latimes]
Kim Jong Un Takes Over The Military – North Korea will shift to collective rule from a strongman dictatorship after last week’s death of Kim Jong-il, although his untested young son will be at the head of the ruling coterie, a source with close ties to Pyongyang and Beijing said. [reuters]
Model Bust Smuggling Cocaine In Breasts And Buttocks – Italian airport police eyeing up a busty Spanish model’s curves made a startling discovery on Wednesday – 2.5 kilograms (5.5 pounds) of pure cocaine stashed as implants in her bust and backside. The 33-year-old woman arriving in Rome from Sao Paulo in Brazil was wearing tight-fitting clothes to enhance her voluptuousness, hoping that her looks might distract the attention of border police. [telegraph]
Is Yahoo! Only Worth $1 Billion? – The New York Times is reporting that Yahoo tomorrow will consider a proposal to sell its stakes in Yahoo Japan and Alibaba Group, in a transaction that would be worth approximately $17 billion. But here’s the thing: Yahoo’s entire market cap is just over $18 billion. Does that really mean Yahoo (YHOO) itself is only worth around $1 billion? [fortune]
Matt Damon Tears Into Obama – Matt Damon is expressing his disdain for Barack Obama’s presidency again, this time saying that the President doesn’t have any “balls.” Once one of Obama’s biggest cheerleaders, Damon slammed the president in a new interview with Elle magazine. [foxnews]
Zuma’s Christianity Comments Causing Uproar – Zuma: “as Africans, long before the arrival of religion and [the] gospel, we had our own ways of doing things”. “Those were times that the religious people refer to as dark days but we know that, during those times, there were no orphans or old-age homes. Christianity has brought along these things,” he said. [news24]
Steve Jobs Wins Grammy – The National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences honoured Steve Jobs yesterday with a Grammy Award, naming him a Trustees Award honoree. This 2012 Special Merit Award will be presented posthumously at an invitation-only ceremony to be held on February 11, 2012, with a formal acknowledgment made during the 54th annual Grammy Awards television broadcast on Sunday, February 12, 2012. [mashable]
Estranged Wife Tells Mandela’s Grandson He Will Not Be Getting Married – Former president Nelson Mandela’s grandson, Mandla, will not say “I do” on Christmas Eve if his estranged first wife has her way. It was just seven months ago that Tando Mabunu-Mandela had her husband’s marriage to his French-speaking “bride”, Anaïs Grimaud, declared illegal by a court and now she has vowed to do it again. Yu! [timeslive]
Justin Timberlake And Jessica Biel Are Engaged – Justin Timberlake proposed to girlfriend Jessica Biel at a luxury resort in Wyoming on Monday, according to secret sources in the States. The pair are apparently staying at five star skiing resort in Jackson called the Amangani, and – if local reports are to be believed – that’s where Justin got down on one knee. [mirror]
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