Robert De Niro Blasts Jay-Z For Being Disrespectful (At Leonardo DiCaprio’s Party) – Headlines don’t get better than that. Basically De Niro scolded Jay Z in public for not returning his calls. He called Jay-Z disrespectful and refused to drop it. Beyonce even intervened. I’m serious. Check it out. [nypost]
Jet Fuel Crisis At OR Tambo – The fuel pipeline to the OR Tambo International Airport has been contaminated and rendered unfit for use by airlines, the Airports Company SA (Acsa), said on Thursday. [news24]
Zuma Reckons He Paid For Everything Himself – An emotional President Jacob Zuma mounted a spirited defence of the controversial renovations to his Nkandla homestead yesterday, berating politicians and insisting that he had paid for the refurbishment from his own pocket. [timeslive]
Batman Killer Suspect Rammed His Head Into The Wall – Defense attorneys for suspected theater shooter James Holmes said their client was sent to the hospital Tuesday and needed to postpone a court hearing but did not provide additional details about his condition. [denpos]
CIA Opens Inquiry Into General David Petraeus Conduct – The CIA has opened an investigation into the conduct of its former director David Petraeus, who resigned last week citing an affair with his biographer. [bbc]
The Age Of The Password Is Over – Passwords are as old as civilization. And for as long as they’ve existed, people have been breaking them. No matter how complex, no matter how unique, your passwords can no longer protect you. [wired]
BP Finally Get Their Bill For That 2010 Oil Spill – BP will plead guilty to manslaughter charges stemming from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon explosion and oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, and agreed to pay $4.5 billion in government penalties, Attorney General Eric Holder announced Thursday. [cnn]
TomTom Opens Up Maps To Developers – Mapping software company TomTom has made its vast mapping data available to apps developers, providing an alternative to companies that now use maps from Google Inc and Apple Inc. [reuters]
Apple TV Is ‘Imminent’ Says Jefferies – Apple’s entry into the television market is “imminent,” says Jefferies analyst James Kisner. Kisner talks about Apple TV in a note about Arris, a cable tech company. [bizins]
John McAfee: Sex, Drugs and Anti-Virus Software – Read this to get up to speed with John McAfee, the anti-virus millionaire on the run from the cops – wanted for murder. Drugs, guns, sex and money – it;’s all there… [telegraph]
Lance Armstrong Foundation Officially Drops His Name – Lance Armstrong’s cancer fighting charity has formally dropped him from its name and will officially be known as the Livestrong Foundation. [newser]
Lawyer Sues Microsoft For Telling Fibs – A California lawyer is suing Microsoft Corp., claiming the Surface tablet he bought doesn’t have all the storage space the company advertised. [foxnews]
Bruce And Kris Jenner Heading For Divorce – Bruce Jenner is secretly consulting lawyers about divorcing wife Kris Jenner, insiders are reportedly saying, and a split could put the couple’s $155 million fortune into play! This will make a GREAT episode! [radar]
LISTEN: Rihanna And Chris Brown’s Duet – Whether Rihanna’s new duet with Chris Brown is called “Nobody’s Business” or “Nobodies Business,” one thing is clear: The song — a Michael Jackson-y throwback with auto-tune and lyrics like “It ain’t nobody’s business; just mine and my baby” — is a straight-up smash. [huffstuff]
COMING UP TODAY
The Premier Show With Seth And Bruce 10h00 to 13h00 – Easing you into your Friday, Seth and Bruce discuss the topics of the day, with a smattering of sport, entertainment and finance. Powered by Jack Daniels! [2ovfm]
DinneWithAubs In Studio – Aubrey appeared in the first season of Come Dine With Me SA and is currently involved in Dinner Diva’s, a show on SABC 2 on Saturday mornings that pits SA food bloggers against each other. He joins Angel and Kamini from 2 Girls 1 Mic from 13h00-15h00 today. [2girls1mic]
The Rock Dimension Special Friday Edition – Gary will kick the show off with the Wildfire Acoustic session, where Manuela Gray from Wildfire will pay a visit to share a tale or two about tattooing. Our live performer for the Wildfire Acoustic sessions is Natalie from Witness to wolves. Gary will be bringing you the Tenacious ten charts and a David VS Goliath Battle which will be between two local acts – Zebra and Giraffe VS Shadowclub. We will also have a live performance by Daniel Baron to promote his new album release. Gary will also be chatting to Dave Van vuuren and then Francois Van Coke, for Francois’s weekly segment on the Rock Dimension – Francois Van Coke’s Rock Star of the week. Tune in from 19h00-21h00. [2ovfm]
36 Boutiques Christmas Gifting Boutique Coming Soon – Christmas is a special moment that everyone is waiting for. Every year we celebrate Christmas with friends and family and every year we buy traditional gifts for friends and even for ourselves. The complication comes in where you simply don’t have the time to shop, or the energy to face the masses stomping in and out of shopping malls, the queues and creepy shopping assistants awkwardly approaching you to offer their assistance. Well now, with 36boutiques.com launching their Gifting Boutique in the coming week, you can shop anytime, anywhere, even in your lunch hour! If you really want to impress your friends and family with cool Christmas gift ideas, steering away from the traditional generic gifts, choose form their range of carefully selected and curated gifts, suitable for all ages! [podcast]
Questions To Consider When Selecting Medical Aid – It is that time of year when your medical scheme will require you to select your plan for next year. This is a good time to reflect on your medical needs to ensure that you are on the correct plan. Many people are actually over insured as they tend to take out comprehensive cover in fear of what they will need rather than what is actually necessary. One needs to find a balance between spending money on cover you don’t really need and ensuring that you are spending money where it matters most. Do you need day-to-day savings? What chronic cover do you need? Can you self-insure? Listen to the podcast to find out the seven questions YOU need to be asking. [podcast]
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