JFK Watched Intern Give Oral Sex To Another Man – “During a noonday swim, with David Powers sitting at the edge of the pool while Kennedy and Mimi splashed around, the president said to her, “Mr. Powers looks a little tense. Would you take care of it?” Understanding that she was being instructed to give Powers oral sex, Mimi obliged.” [dailybeast]
Trevor Manuel Gives Nationalisation The Thumbs-Down – Nationalisation is not an option for the mining sector, Minister in the Presidency Trevor Manuel said on Monday. “The minister [Susan Shabangu] was pretty forthright in saying that there will be nationalisation over her dead body. Now you couldn’t ask for a clearer statement than that,” he told the Investing in Africa Mining Indaba in Cape Town. [mail&guardian]
Helen Zille Training For Argus Cycle Tour – Western Cape Premier, Helen Zille, who is participating in the Institute for Drug-Free Sport’s I Play Fair team cycling in the 2012 Cape Argus Pick n Pay Cycle Tour, led a training cycle ride today in preparation for the event to spread the message of ethics, fair-play and anti-doping in sport. [cyclelab]
“Resurrected” Singer Held – The story of “resurrected” award-winning maskandi singer Khulekani Kwakhe “Mgqumeni” Khumalo has taken an even more bizarre turn. The man who claims to be Khumalo and to have “returned to his family” at the weekend, has been arrested. [timeslive]
Gisele Bundchen Swears At Fan After Superbowl – Gisele’s frustration was on full display Sunday night after Brady’s desperate Hail Mary pass fell short in Indianapolis. “Eli rules!” exclaimed a fan after the game as Bundchen left her luxury suite at Lucas Oil Stadium. “Eli owns your husband!” To which Gisele replied, “My husband cannot fucking throw the ball and catch the ball at the same time.” [cbs]
Powerball Lottery Just Under Two Billion Rand – The US Powerball lottery has hit a record level of $250 million, which works out to R1.8 Billion. The jackpot is up for draw on Wednesday and tickets can be bought online from all over the world. [buy-tickets]
Facebook And Google Block Content In India – Google and Facebook have removed content from some Indian websites after a court warned that India would crack down “like China” if they did not take steps to protect religious sensibilities. The two are among 21 companies ordered to develop a mechanism to block material considered religiously offensive. [guardian]
Norway Mass Killer Demands Medal – The right-wing extremist who has admitted killing 77 people in the worst peacetime massacre that Norway has ever seen told a court Monday that he deserves a medal of honor for the bloodshed and demanded to be set free. [associated]
Another Cycling Drug Bust – Three-time Tour de France winner Alberto Contador has been stripped of his 2010 title and retroactively banned from cycling for two years following Monday’s ruling by the Court of Arbitration for Sport. He could also face a fine of more than $3 million, but this will be decided at a later CAS hearing. [cnn]
Trump Takes Credit For Romney’s Nevada Win – “There was a lot riding on that particular race in Nevada and it was interesting, because the numbers were much, much greater than you thought,” Trump gloated. “And a lot of people are giving me credit for that. And I will accept that credit.” [mediaite]
Amazon To Open Physical Shops – Amazon.com Inc is dipping its toes into the physical world as the largest online retailer offers more products in stores that may benefit from hands-on interaction with shoppers. Analysts said the move may be inspired by the success of Apple Inc, which has hundreds of its own glitzy stores to show off iPhones, iPads and other gadgets and accessories. [reuters]
Brad Says Angelina Is A Bad Girl In The Bedroom – The lucky 48-year-old refused to go into details but made it clear that being a working mother-of-six did not mean she was too tired for fun between the sheets. ‘She’s still a bad girl,’ Pitt told CBS This Morning. ‘Delightfully so. It’s not for public consumption.’ [metro]
Obama Popularity On The Rise Again – Barack Obama opens up six point lead over Mitt Romney Barack Obama has opened up a six-point lead over his nearest Republican rival, boosted by the recovering US economy, falling unemployment and negative reaction to Republican primary contest, a new poll has shown. [telegraph]
Egypt Defies US And Sets Trial For 19 Americans – Egypt’s military-led government said Sunday that it would put 19 Americans and two dozen others on trial in a politically charged criminal investigation into the foreign financing of nonprofit groups that has shaken the 30-year alliance between the United States and Egypt. [nytimes]
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