Cape Town Based Documentary Wins Oscar Award – The musical mystery “Searching for Sugar Man” about Rodriguez won the Oscar for documentary on Sunday night. The director by Malik Bendjelloul thanked Mabu Vinyl owner and 2ov friend Steven Segerman in the acceptance speech. [latimes + speech]
Oscars 2013: Daniel Day-Lewis Makes Hollywood History – Daniel Day-Lewis has made Oscars history by winning the best actor prize for his role in Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln. The British-born actor, who had been the runaway favourite, is the first to win the best actor prize three times. [bbc]
Top British Cardinal Faces Accusations of Committing ‘Inappropriate Acts’ – Britain’s most senior Roman Catholic cleric, Cardinal Keith O’Brien, has been accused of committing “inappropriate acts” in his relations with three priests and one former priest. [newyorktimes]
Malema’s Household Goods Auctioned For A Song, But Where’s The Breitling? – Expelled ANC Youth League president Julius Malema may have hidden some of his assets to prevent them from being sold at auction to recoup tax debt. [mail&guardian]
Oscar Pistorius ‘Was Told To Back Off From Reeva Steenkamp’ – Oscar Pistorius subjected Reeva Steenkamp to such intense emotional pressure in the early days of the relationship that her best friend’s father was forced to warm him to “back off”. [telegraph]
Reeva Steenkamp’s Father: ‘If It Didn’t Happen The Way Oscar Said It Did, He Must Suffer’ – The distraught father of the woman killed by Oscar Pistorius has said that the sportsman will have to “live with his conscience” if he has lied about her death. [telegraph]
Oscar’s ‘Testosterone’ Boosts Sex Drive – The “testosterone” found in Oscar Pistorius’s house is actually a herbal remedy that men use to give them extra energy in bed. [news24]
Pistorius Weighs Up Asking For ‘Easier’ Bail – Murder accused Oscar Pistorius is “considering” whether to approach the Pretoria High Court to ease his strict bail conditions. [timeslive]
John Kerry Kicks Off First Foreign Tour In UK – The new US Secretary of State touched down in London to start his first official trip – a tour of Europe and the Middle East. [skynews]
Firefox Smartphone Coming This Year – Mozilla, the non-profit foundation behind the popular Firefox web browser, is getting into phones. But it’s not stopping at web browsers — it’s launching an entire phone operating system. [theage]
Smuggled Sperm: Palestinians Become Dads From Jail – It is surely among the strangest jail break stories ever conceived: a daring escapade in which a determined band of young women beat one of the toughest security regimes in the world. [nbc]
Topless Protest At Berlusconi Vote – A group of topless women were dragged away by police today when they protested against former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi as he voted in Italy’s election. [irtim]
Seth MacFarlane Punished Rihanna and Chris Brown At Oscars – Here’s how MacFarlane introduced “Django Unchained”: “This is the story of a man fighting to get back his woman, who’s been subjected to unthinkable violence. Or as Chris Brown and Rihanna call it, a date movie.” [huffpo]
Obama’s New Problem: Jay-Z – Obama’s got millions of problem—Jay-Z is now one of them. In The New York Post, Phil Mushnick decries Mr. and Mrs. Obama’s close allegiance to the “ex-con rapper,” who regularly writes songs “loaded” with hate for gays and praise for street violence. [dailybeast]
Tiger And Elin Spotted Together – Tiger Woods and Elin Nordegren haven’t been photographed together in an eternity… until now. Woods and Nordegren both showed up at an event in Jupiter, FL for a local youth sports organization. [tmz]
Oscars 2013: Burst Bathroom Pipe Floods Lobby at Dolby Theatre – A burst pipe in a women’s bathroom of the Dolby Theatre flooded the star-filled lobby about 30 minutes before the 85th. [wrap]
‘Twilight’ Wins 7 Razzie Awards Including ‘Worst Picture’ – Kristen Stewart wins ‘Worst Actress’ at ceremony celebrating the worst films in Hollywood. [nme]
Don’t Recall Sending That Message? Maybe You’re ‘Sleep Texting’ – If you have a smartphone, you may have felt the embarrassment of sending a private message to the wrong person or having autocorrect fail you at just the wrong time. [cnn]
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The M&G Newsroom will be back on 2oceansVibe Radio this week with two brand new hosts. Deshnee Subramany and Lisa van Wyk will take you through the week’s news between 9am and 10am on Monday. Today’s show focuses on Oscar Pistorius, Mamphela Ramphele’s new political party platform, what you can expect ahead of Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan’s budget speech, Oscar winners and a dip into what 2013’s design indaba has in store for us, ending off with the Africa section where we’ll take a look at Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe’s 89th birthday and all the pomp and ceremony concerned, including his $800 000 gift from his ruling party’s youth league. [2ovfm]
Mr Delivery Monday Blues Competition – Got the Monday Blues? Winning ought to make you happy! Tune in to Just Josie from 12h00-14h00 and find out how you can cure your Monday Blues with Mr Delivery and 2ovfm! [justjosie]
Helene Lindsay Of Content 2013 In Studio – On Biz Takeouts Marketing & Media radio show this week we gave you everything you need to know about Content 2013. The event is taking place from the 25th till the 26th of Feb in Cape Town- and The Biz Takeouts team had a free ticket to the conference up for grabs! The guest on the show was head strategist of New Media, Heléne Lindsay who is also the host on Content 2013. She talks all about the event with Warren, including its relevance, its speakers and what businesses need to know about content marketing. [podcast]
Skin Ink On The Brothers Streep – This week’s theme is ‘Tattoos’, as suggested by a listener! The boys, despite not actually having any tattoos, do have many stories involving skin ink for us- including how one of them narrowly missed getting his short lived band’s name tattooed over his heart. They also interview Greer Bell- who’s name, they suggest, is actually her surname- who is a Cape Townian songstress. She tells us of her experience in the music scene and is even lucky enough to get some proposals from the boys to join her band. Dylan and Simon flip-flopped their way through an exciting round of ‘Switch Fight’. Andrew finished things off in haste with a cars themed edition of ‘The Quiz’. We listen to Greer’s music as well as get the usual gags, silliness and nonsense from The Brother’s Streep Show. If you missed out, the podcast is only a click away! [podcast]
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