Three Of Lance Armstrong’s Former Medics Given Lifetime Bans – The US Anti-Doping Agency has given lifetime bans to three of the six men named in the Lance Armstrong doping conspiracy case. Luis Garcia del Moral and Michele Ferrari worked with the American during his seven-year Tour de France reign. [bbc]
Billionaire Hans Kristian Rausing Arrested After Wife’s Body Found In London Home – Hans Kristian Rausing, one of Britain’s richest men has been arrested after his wife was found dead in their luxury London home. They were frequent drug users and her family made their money from a milk carton trademark. [telegraph]
Barclays’ Diamond Accused Of Misleading Inquiry – MPs on Tuesday accused Barclays former chief executive Bob Diamond of misleading a parliamentary inquiry into an interest rate-fixing scandal that has forced him to resign and give up bonuses worth up to 20 million pounds. [reuters]
Fender Guitars List – Fender Musical Instruments Corp., guitar maker to rock gods such as Jimi Hendrix, Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen and Kurt Cobain, said its initial public offering will likely price at $13 to $15 a share. With 26.4 million shares outstanding after the offering, Fender would be valued around $395 million. [latimes]
Davies Warns Of Stricter BEE Codes – Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies warned on Tuesday that black economic empowerment points would be deducted from businesses which did not invest in enterprise, supplier, and skills development. [news24]
Tony Yengeni Doesn’t Believe In Numberplates – ANC national executive committee member Tony Yengeni was stopped for driving his Maserati in Cape Town without a number plate and a valid licence disc.A spokeswoman said Yengeni showed officers the number plate that was being stored in the car. [timeslive]
Is Kim Jong Un’s Mystery Woman A Long Lost Love? – Hair trimmed in a neat bob, large eyes, a warm, self-confident smile, got up in a natty dark suit with green piping, the glamorous young woman has taken centre stage in recent days alongside North Korea’s young supreme leader Kim Jong-un. [independent]
Fifty Shades Of Grey Film Ties Up Social Network Team – The production team behind The Social Network are to work on the film version of EL James’s erotic bestseller Fifty Shades of Grey. [guardian]
European Leaders Agree To Spanish Bailout, Will Ready €30 Billion This Month – Euro area finance ministers agreed early Tuesday on the terms of a bailout for Spain’s troubled banks, saying that €30 billion ($36.88 billion) can be ready by end of this month. [bisinsider]
Charlie Sheen Slams Axl Rose At Slash’s Walk Of Fame Ceremony – Less than three months after his induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Slash received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame Tuesday. Speakers included producer Robert Evans, radio host Jim Ladd and Charlie Sheen, who had the best line of the ceremony. [msnbc]
Video Games Sold For Over $1 Million – A French video game collector just sold a collection of thousands of video games on eBay for more than $1.2 million. The collection includes every video game for many of Nintendo, Sega and NEC video game consoles. [latimes]
Run-DMC Are Reuniting – They haven’t performed together in over a decade, but the surviving members of Run-DMC are set to reunite this fall at the Fun Fun Fun Fest in Austin, Texas. [billboard]
Kim Dotcom Will Surrender, At A Price – Kim Dotcom and his Megaupload associates are seeking to break the legal impasse between him and the FBI, by offering to fly to the United States without an extradition hearing in New Zealand. In return, Dotcom demands a fair trial guarantee and return of money to support their families and to pay legal fees which are thought to be in the millions of dollars after several months of court battles. [wired]
Man Drives Three Million Miles In A Volvo – Irv Gordon is less than 40,000 miles away from passing 3 million miles in his 1966 Volvo P1800. It just keeps going, and going, and going. No, it’s not a battery. It’s Irvin Gordon’s 1966 Volvo P1800S. Gordon’s small, red two-door has well more than 2 million miles on the odometer, the equivalent of nearly 1,176 times across the globe. [durango]
The First Six Months Of This Year Were Hottest In US History – In news that’s likely not shocking to a a large number of Americans, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration tells us that the first six months of 2012 were the hottest on record for the 48 contiguous U.S. states. Global warming, anyone? [krmg]
Alex Baldwin Celebrates South African Inspired Rodriguez Documentary – You can’t surprise New York’s jaded Hamptons set easily. But Alec Baldwin scored a coup and drew a standing ovation at Friday night’s screening of “Searching for Sugar Man” when he introduced the star of the documentary. [thedaily]
Mick Jagger And David Bowie’s Gay Affair – They were both notorious ladies’ men in their heyday, but a new book alleges that rock legends Mick Jagger and David Bowie also romanced one another. A controversial new book, Mick: The Wild Life and Mad Genius of Jagger, by Christopher Andersen, details the tryst with quotes from friends and family. [hollygoss]
Spike Lee Working On Michael Jackson Documentary – Filmmaker Spike Lee is currently in the final stages of post-production of a Michael Jackson documentary that focuses on the King of Pop’s album Bad and ensuing world tour. [rollingstone]
Katie Holmes Clause To ‘Ban Suri From Ever Attending Scientology Parties Or Church’ – Katie Holmes pushed to have an ‘ironclad’ clause included in her divorce settlement to limit daughter Suri’s involvement with controversial religion, Scientology, a new report claims. [dailymail]
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Hardiman vs Williams – ChianoSky will be features on the show at 10h30 to chat about her debut album, Hungry, which was released last week. Her music style has seen her racing up the airplay charts in South Africa, showcasing her as one of South Africa’s most exciting, fresh and talented new discoveries. [2ovfm]
The Rolling Stone Chart – 2ov Radio has teamed up with Rolling Stone magazine to bring you the weekly charts at 12h45 each Wednesday – live to your radio / car / mobile phone on the Just Josie Show! [justjosie]
Mommy Matters – After Kerry’s three week absence from the show, Jess and Kerry caught up on all the latest pregnancy news in Hollywood and at home. From strange cravings to strange name choices, to the dawn of the young mom. [podcast]
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