Kevin Pietersen Dropped From England For Spicy Text Messages To The SA Players – vin Pietersen has been dropped for England’s third Test against South Africa over reports he sent derogatory text messages about his team-mates. [bbc]
Bank wants Mandela to pay up for Mercedes – A sheriff was allegedly sent to Nelson Mandela’s home in order to find his grandson Zondwa Mandela who owes Investec money for a Mercedes Benz. [mail&guardian]
The Spice Girls Perform At The Olympic Closing Ceremony [Video] – The Spice Girls gave fans what they wanted, what they really, really wanted on Sunday with a tremendous performance at the London Olympics’ Closing Ceremony. [gosscop]
Roy McIlroy Wins US PGA – It was a halogen-bright smile of joy, of disbelief and, yes, of relief, too. Rory McIlroy didn’t just separate himself from the rest of the PGA Championship field Sunday, but from his doubters. [espn]
Usain Bolt Celebrates By Hitting The DJ Decks – After having had to stay in the Olympic village while other athletes were pictured out partying, Usain Bolt was finally unleashed, last night. The triple gold winning sprinter dropped by the Puma Yard, in Brick Lane, to show off his amazing skills as an MC and DJ. [dailymail]
Jennifer Aniston Is Engaged – Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux have become engaged, the actors’ representatives have said. Screenwriter and actor Theroux – whose screenwriting credits include Tropic Thunder, Iron Man 2 and Rock Of Ages – popped the question on Friday, which was also his 41st birthday. [skynews]
US Navy Ship Collides with Oil Tanker in Gulf – A U.S. Navy guided missile destroyer was left with a gaping hole on one side after it collided with an oil tanker early Sunday just outside the strategic Strait of Hormuz. [time]
Largest Fire In Years Hits London – More than 200 firefighters and forty fire engines were called to east London on Sunday to tackle the “largest fire in several years”. [telegraph]
Police Kill Knife-Wielding Man In Times Square – When the tourists and shoppers thronging Times Square on Saturday afternoon first saw the police officers, guns drawn, confronting a knife-wielding man, many thought they had stumbled onto a movie set. [nytimes]
Goldman Predicted The Exact Number Of Medals That Great Britain Would Win – The Olympics is now over, so there will be plenty of time to examine the medals table later, but wow, hats off to Goldman on predicting Great Britain’s medal count. Goldman predicted that Great Britain would get 30 golds and 65 total medals. [businessinsider]
Possible Egyptian Pyramids Found Using Google Earth – Two unidentified, possible pyramid complexes have been located with satellite imagery from Google Earth. Much excitement. [archnetwork]
50 Cent Punishes Kanye West, Calling Kardashian ‘Trash’ – 50 Cent has called Kanye West’s girlfriend Kim Kardashian “trash”. The two rappers have been competing for record sales for a number of years, but the rivalry looks set to step up a notch after 50 Cent’s latest comments. [digispy]
Kanye West’s New Song About Kim Kardashian Is Called ‘Perfect Bitch’ – Kanye West has said that he has written a new track titled ‘Perfect Bitch’ and has revealed that it is inspired by his new girlfriend Kim Kardashian. The track contains a sample from German composer Carl Orff’s 1937 composition ‘Carmina Burana’, which Nas has previously lifted for his single ‘Hate Me Now’. [nme]
Box Office Report: ‘Bourne’ and ‘Campaign’ Dethrone ‘Dark Knight’ – Conventional Hollywood wisdom says that the months when school is out are the time for movies built on pure, mindless visceral spectacle. Yet this weekend’s box office chart is dominated by movies that don’t assume your brain is on vacation and may actually require you to fire up the hamster wheel and think a little. [rollingstone]
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Sixgun Gospel Acoustic Session – Sixgun Gospel is Cape Town’s rocking, banjo-and-harmonica-driven five-piece led by Danieyella Rodin. They’re in for this week’s Acoustic Session n the Just Josie Show at 13h00 today. Be sure not to miss it! [justjosie]
Editor of Essentials Mag, Darren Jay Hart and Author, Kate Moodley In Studio – With August being Women’s month, Darren Jay Hart is in with Bailey chatting to his real women cover star – Kate Moodley and also talking about that specific campaign and him being the only male editor of a female magazine [baileyschneider]
Matthew Mole In Studio With The Brothers Streep – Matthew Mole joined The Brothers Streep on their Friday afternoon show. The upcoming singer/songwriter from Cape Town. Playing folk music with an electronic back bone, his influences range from Mumford & Sons to Gold Panda. [podcast]
Switchfoot Perform A Secret Gig At Hurley V&A Waterfront – Grammy Award winning Band “Switchfoot” suprised fans by playing a secret 30 min gig at Hurley at the V&A Waterfront on Friday. Fans got to choose which songs they want the band to jam, and then Switchfoot took it away with an amazing performance! [podcast]
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