Internet Celebrity, Kai The Lovable Hitchhiker, Has Been Arrested For Murder – A homeless hitchhiker who achieved Internet celebrity by acting as a Good Samaritan with a hatchet was arrested at a Philadelphia bus depot Thursday in connection with the murder of a New Jersey attorney, authorities said. [cnn]
SA Police Torture Makes International Headlines – One of the country’s leading anti-apartheid figures accuses the country’s police of using brutal methods including torture. [skynews]
isiZulu Will Be Compulsory For All University Of Kwazulu-Natal First Years – First-year students at the University of KwaZulu-Natal will from next year have to enrol for a compulsory isiZulu course – and pass – to graduate. [timeslive]
Nicole Kidman Is The New Face Of Jimmy Choo – Australian actress Nicole Kidman will appear as the new face of luxury shoe and accessories brand Jimmy Choo from this autumn. [luxuo]
Putin Will Be Using A Helicopter To Get To Work From Now On – President Putin has come up with an unusual way of showing he has an ear to the ground in cultivating public opinion: he is to spend less time in his official car and will commute to work instead by helicopter. [times]
Bill Gates Is The Richest Man In The World Again – He may be retired, but that’s not kept Bill Gates from regaining the top spot as the richest man in the world. Thanks to Microsoft shares climbing 28% since the beginning of 2013. [latimes]
In Preparation for OscarMania…. – Anyone who has any doubts on how much sway the media holds over our lives, should cast their mind back to the last time they discussed, remembered or mourned the tragic passing of Reeva Steenkamp. Well, that’s all about to change fleetingly for the month of June 2013. From the 4 June to be exact. [huffpo]
Will Yahoo Try to Get Its “Cool Again” by Doing a Deal for Tumblr? – Earlier this week, Yahoo CFO Ken Goldman spoke at JP Morgan’s Global Technology conference and underscored the need for the aging Silicon Valley Internet giant to attract more users from the coveted 18-to-24-years-old age bracket. Along with more marketing, he explicitly said Yahoo needed to be “cool again.” [allthingsd]
Lesotho Princesses Can’t Be Chiefs – Lesotho’s top court on Thursday upheld a law that bars princesses from succeeding their fathers as traditional chiefs, a decision activists say dealt a “serious blow” to women’s rights and gender equality. [news24]
How Much Of Your Money Did J Arthur Brown Waste? – After six years of litigation, we all need a reminder of what J Arthur Brown’s fraud conviction was. We round up the case in numbers. [mail&guardian]
Topless Protest Disrupts Opening Of Barbie House In Berlin – Women’s rights protesters disrupted the opening of a giant pink doll’s house in Berlin on Thursday, saying the Barbie “Dreamhouse Experience” objectified women. [reuters]
Kim Kardashian & Paris Hilton’s Friendship Officially Ended In August 2009, According To Google Trends – It’s no secret that Paris Hilton and Kim Kardashian aren’t BFFs anymore, but with the power of the Internet, we here at HuffPost Celebrity believe we can pinpoint exactly when their friendship ended. [huffers]
Christie’s Contemporary Art Auction Sets Record at $495 Million – Record prices for 12 contemporary artists including Jackson Pollock, Roy Lichtenstein and Jean-Michel Basquiat made history on Wednesday night. The sale of postwar and contemporary art at Christie’s in Rockefeller Center totaled $495 million (R4.6 billion), the highest sales figure at any art auction. [newyorktimes]
Treasure Hunter Finds Recipe for Coca-Cola in Random Box of Letters – A self-described “treasure hunter,” Kluge says he and his wife recently picked up a box of letters and papers at an estate sale, and inside was a recipe for Coca-Cola dated 1943. [gawker]
‘Nymphomaniac’ Movie Photo: Shia LaBeouf, Uma Thurman, Willem Dafoe Get Down For Lars Von Trier – Controversy magnet Lars Von Trier has unveiled the first official look at his upcoming film “Nymphomaniac” on the film’s website. The photo, a “porn-inspired tableau” to use some of THR’s flowery language, features the film’s game cast in a bunch of almost-compromising positions.” [huffpo]
Great Gatsby Gets ‘Lukewarm Applause’ At Cannes Screening – At Wednesday’s evening gala, Baz Luhrmann’s 3D film received a reception warmer than 2006’s “Da Vinci Code,” but nothing like 2001’s “Moulin Rouge!” [hollyrep]
Hugh Hefner Drops $5 Million On Mansion For 27-Year-Old Wife – Hugh Hefner really loves his 27-year-old Playmate wife Crystal Harris … we’re told he’s created an intricate plan to set her up in a multi-million dollar estate, where no one in his world can displace her once he dies … but there is one hitch. [tmz]
Iconic Rock Photos – Photographer Norman Seeff isn’t into researching his subjects or setting up props; he’d rather place his famous models in front of a plain screen and chat. “My whole thing was, ‘It’s not about photography – it’s about communication,'” he tells Rolling Stone. [rollingstone]
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