Philip Seymour Hoffman’s Will Guides Son Away From Hollywood – Philip Seymour Hoffman’s last wish for his son was that he grow up in New York, Chicago or San Francisco, according to the late actor’s will. [cnn]
Bernie Ecclestone Wins Damages Case After F1 Deal Bribe – A High Court judge has rejected an £85m damages claim against Formula 1 boss Bernie Ecclestone but said he did pay a bribe over a sale of F1 shares. [bbc]
Bernie Ecclestone Backs Vladimir Putin On Gay Rights Issue – Vilified by the international community for his government’s attitude on gay rights, Russian president Vladimir Putin has found himself an ally in Formula One supremo Bernie Ecclestone. [cnn]
Scenes From Ukraine’s Bloody Revolution – Ukraine’s death toll neared 100 on Thursday as snipers and machine-gun-toting soldiers attacked protesters on the Maidan. Among their victims: medics, students, and the 19-year-old son of a policeman. [beast]
Lottery Winner Nabs $425 Million Powerball Prize – For one lucky person in California, 1, 17, 35, 49, 54, and 34 were the magic numbers to the tune of more than $400 million. [time]
WhatsApp Deal With Facebook May Kill Mxit – Facebook’s acquisition of WhatsApp represents a direct threat to local chat application Mxit, says an analyst. [n24]
Jury Told To Find Rebekah Brooks Not Guilty On One Charge In Hacking Trial – The jury in the phone-hacking trial has been directed to find Rebekah Brooks “not guilty” in relation to a charge that she unlawfully authorised payment to a public official for a photograph of Prince William in fancy dress. [guardian]
Google Launches Project Tango, a 3D Sensor-Enabled Smartphone – Google announced an experimental Android-powered smartphone with powerful 3D sensors called Project Tango on Thursday. The phone is the latest project out of Google’s Advanced Technology and Projects (ATAP) group. [mash]
Fresh French Truffles At Giovanni’s In Green Point – A fresh batch of French Perigord truffles have just been delivered to Giovanni’s. There aren’t enough to feed everyone, so best you get there ASAP. [giovanni’s]
For Some North And South Koreans, A Long-Awaited Family Reunion – They prepared for days, picking out special dresses or suits, dusting off family photographs, gathering small gifts. They traveled by bus through the snowy countryside and over the demilitarized border into North Korea. [washpo]
That Was Earth’s Fourth Warmest January – Globally, Earth had its fourth warmest January since record keeping began in 1880, according to a climate report released Thursday by scientists at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). [usat]
Miley Cyrus Concert Antics Prompt Parent Complaints, Calls For Cancellations – The singer’s raunchy stage antics during her Bangerz Tour may even be negatively affecting ticket sales as interest in the pop star wanes, Forbes magazine reports. [nydn]
Lara Stone Is Topless And Cindy Crawford Completely Nude For Daring Photo Shoot – Lara Stone and Cindy Crawford left nothing to the imagination as they stripped off for a black and white nude photo shoot for W’s March issue of W magazine. [daimai]
Germany Arrests 3 Auschwitz Guard Suspects – German police on Thursday raided the homes of nine elderly men suspected of serving as SS guards at the Auschwitz death camp and arrested three of them on allegations of accessory to murder. [abc]
Christina Aguilera Is Pregnant – Newly-Engaged Star Expecting Second Child. [usm]
Charlie Sheen’s Fiancee Is Still Married To Another Man – Charlie Sheen and fiancée Brett Rossi won’t be walking down the aisle so quickly because the adult film star is still married to another man, his rep confirmed. [fox]
Barack Obama to host Dalai Lama – US President Barack Obama will meet exiled Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama on Friday, a move denounced by China as “gross interference”. [bbc]
Deals we think you’ll dig..
There are a number of ongoing deals setup at our various exclusive partners. We get emailed regularly to remind the readers about these various discounts and specials. They’re all pretty fantastic and worth knowing about – so we thought we would leave them here, out of your way at the bottom of the Morning Spice, should you ever need to find the one you’re looking for 😉
R2,999 / Month For A Brand New MINI – The product range at MINI is diverse, to say the least. That’s why we’ve managed to structure a special deal for those of you desperate to join the MINI family, but are struggling to pull it together. [check it out]
50% Off At Grootbos Private Luxury Lodge, Just 2 Hours Out Of Cape Town – Finally the last minute deal returns! If you book at Grootbos within 48 hours of arrival, you get 50% off your booking. That’s a VERY healthy discount – especially for a 5-star luxury surrounded by the splendour of nature. [check it out]
First Month Storage Space Only R1 At Stor-Age – Whether you need a locker for a bicycle or a garage for your house contents, Stor-age has the space you need. And they’re offering a special R1 for the first month deal – no strings attached! You can take you stauff out after one month – no problem! [check it out]
Case Of Pierre Jourdan MCC for Only R600 – For something that usually sells in high-end restaurants for R250+ it’s nice to know you can order Pierre Jourdan Cuvee Brut for only R100 a bottle. [check it out]
Get R150 Off Your First Uber Ride – If you haven’t tried Uber yet, you’re making a mockery of yourself. Stop riding cheap unreliable taxis with drivers who don’t know if they’re coming or going. Give yourself the private driver treatment with Uber and get R180 off your first ride! Sign up and boom, you’re done! [check it out]
30% Off Beats By Dre Headphones – Beats by Dre is a partner of 2oceansvibe and that’s why we’ve made sure our readers should be looked after when they want to buy a pair. 30% off is the deal we got for you. Enjoy it! [check it out]
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