Public Works’s Nkandla Report To Be Kept Secret – A report into spending on President Jacob Zuma’s private home at Nkandla will be discussed behind closed doors, says the DA. Naturally. [mail&guardian]
DA Launches Film Ahead Of 2014 Polls – A film depicting the DA’s involvement in ending apartheid will be shown to households across the country, party leader Helen Zille said on Monday.
Castro Brother Says Victims Unrecognizable In Photos – Ariel Castro’s brothers no longer refer to him as kin. Instead, they call him “a monster” who should rot in jail after being accused of kidnapping and holding three young women hostage in his home for a decade. [cnn]
Prosecutors Push For 6-Year Sentence For Silvio Berlusconi In Sex Case – Prosecutors are seeking a six-year jail sentence for former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi on charges he paid for sex with a 17-year-old dancer in 2010. [washtim]
Unmanned Plane Takes Maiden Flight Over UK Skies – Large civilian planes remotely operated by a controller on the ground could become a reality within just a few years, after British aerospace giant BAE conducted a successful overland UK flight of an unmanned prototype for the first time. [rt]
Elephant ‘Tramples To Death Suspected Poacher’ – A suspected poacher has reportedly been trampled to death by an elephant as he tried to shoot the beast in Zimbabwe. [telegraph]
Justin Bieber Makes ‘Simpsons’ Cameo – After months of bad news, Justin Bieber fans finally have something to celebrate – he’s making a cameo appearance this weekend on The Simpsons, thanks to a word from the series’ creator, Matt Groening. [rollingstone]
Wednesday Is The Naughty Hipster Of The Week Competition – Our very popular weekly competition ‘Naughty Hipster Of The Week’ will be happening again tomorrow, right on schedule. Be sure to send in your naughty hipster pics. [nhotw]
Google Drive Triples Free Storage To 15GB – Google announces just ahead of its I/O conference that free storage across Google services — Gmail, Google+, and Drive — is leaping from 5GB to 15GB. But why? [cnet]
Kiefer Sutherland Will Return As Jack Bauer In ’24’ – Kiefer Sutherland will star in the 12-episode run with Howard Gordon returning to the helm. [hollyrep]
Samsung Announces 5G Data Breakthrough – Samsung says it has successfully tested super-fast 5G wireless technology that would eventually allow users to download an entire movie in a matter of seconds. [smh]
Robert Downey Jr Wants Nearly R1Billion For Next Two Avenger Films – A few years ago it seemed that Robert Downey Jr was destined to become just another sad footnote in Hollywood history. Now he is poised to become the world’s highest paid actor and Hollywood’s first $100million (R912 million) man to boot. [express]
Instagram: Co-Founder Mike Krieger Reveals The Photo App’s Humble Beginnings – On Facebook, creating filters, and why the web version took so long. [verge]
Kate Upton Adds US ‘Vogue’ Cover to Growing High-Fashion Credibility – Kate Upton’s June American Vogue cover is the latest feather in her high fashion cap. But only a year ago, many doubted whether a social media sensation turned Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue cover girl had the chops to crack the Anna Wintour code. [time]
‘Time’ Millennial Cover Gets Totes Brilliant Photoshop Treatment – Time’s most recent cover story has struck a nerve with 20-somethings. The cover devoted to “Millennials” depicts a teenage girl snapping a selfie, and brands the group of individuals born between 1980 and 2000 as “entitled narcissists.” [mashable]
Kris Jenner Was Banned From The Met Gala – Anna Wintour may have welcomed Kim Kardashian to the Met Gala last week, but she apparently banned the pregnant star’s mother from attending as well. [dailymail]
Someone Got A Tattoo Of The Kidnapped Girls’ Rescuer, On Their Leg – It’s been one week since Cleveland dishwasher Charles Ramsey was at home eating a Big Mac when he heard a woman’s scream and immediately began a viral transformation from unsuspecting neighbor to true-crime hero. [gawker]
Americans Are So Over Hipsters – Just 16% of Americans have a favorable opinion of hipsters, a new PPP poll on the much-discussed subculture shows. 42% have an unfavourable opinion of hipsters, and 43% aren’t sure. [ppp]
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