As you know Martha spoke a lot about her range of glitter at the Design Indaba in Cape Town on Friday. It’s the glitter that got to the audience and then onto the twittersphere – what! she’s glittering a ham?
This is the clip she showed us. Glittering a ham with Conan O’Brien. It’s actually fantastic.
PS: She left the country today – her last tweet of the day says “taking by helicopter from vineyard to capetown airpirt the scenery is spectacular the indiab ocen the mountains the vineyards oh la la”
MY HEART leapt into my mouth the other day.
I was sitting on my bed with my little family. It was one of those rare moments of peace. I was paging through the weekend papers, my last chance before the next week’s news deluge. One child was playing with her new doll, forcefully stuffing a dummy into its mouth. The other two were having a moment on each of their parents’ cell phones: my son playing games on his dad’s device, and my daughter, I thought, looking at photos on mine. Both are iPhones.
Mine I use only as a phone. For financial reasons, I haven’t changed my Vodacom contract to include the ability to download data.
Or so I thought. Read More…
This is quite phenomenal. How did I miss this on Saturday night? I was sick home looking after children. Actually no I wasn’t – I was out eating spicy food with friends.
The footage is from the security camera of the Mustek building in Midrand.
Too frightened to leave home, Dr Murray, the man who has been accused of giving MJ the drug Propofol through an intravenous drip the night before MJ died, thanks his supporters on YouTube. Propofol which is an anaesthetic normally reserved for operating rooms, can prove fatal. The doctor is at the centre of the investigations into what killed the singer. His offices in Las Vegas, Nevada and Houston, Texas, as well as his Las Vegas home have been searched and police have seized mobile phones and a computer hard drive as part of their investigations.
He is obviously filthy rich. And appears terribly sweet and gentle. Could he have been a little heavy handed with his dosages? We’ll see.
In this video he says:
“I want to thank all of my patients and friends who have sent such kind emails, letters and messages to let me know of your support and prayers for me and my family. Because of all that is going on, I am afraid to return phone calls or use my email. Therefore I recorded this video to let all of you know that I have been receiving your messages. I have not been able to thank you personally which, as you know, is not normal for me. Your messages give me strength and courage and keep me going. They mean the world to me.
Please don’t worry. As long as I keep God in my heart and you in my life, I will be fine. I have done all I could do. I told the truth and I have faith that truth will prevail. God bless you and thank you.”
Twice this morning David Cameron, British Conservative Party leader swore on national radio. He was talking about social media when he said “The trouble with Twitter, the instantness [sic] of it, is I think that too many twits might make a twat.” He later said that Brits are “pissed off”. Whatever…
Next year he will most probably be the new British prime minister. Simon Heffer, the conservative columnist, said in the Telegraph yesterday: “…the moral and intellectual flaws in Mr Cameron’s leadership suggest, equally, that the honeymoon would be short, and the struggle thereafter long and not inevitably successful. With almost every statement he makes, he seems determined to alienate those who want to vote for him. His handling of his own party, as the expenses scandal illustrated, is sectarian and rooted in cronyism. These problems, and the greatest one of all – that he has no policies worth speaking of – are concealed by Labour’s disaster.”
Here Cameron talks about Twitter:
Today we’re in mourning. Two icons from my youth have died. I won’t miss Michael Jackson personally. I’ll have his music forever and brilliant music videos. (His recent news appearances haven’t been inspiring – we won’t miss those.)
It’s my youth I’m missing. I grew up with Michael Jackson’s music. And Farrah Fawcett was my Charlie’s Angel, not Cameron Diaz.
Read Andrew Sullivan’s thoughtful piece on the musical genius here.
I had no idea Mia Farrow was fasting for Darfur until, well, moments ago. The UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador wants to draw attention to Darfur, and to put pressure on the White House to urge Sudan to readmit humanitarian aid agencies which were expelled a month or so ago. Today is the tenth day of her not eating. The fey actress is looking and sounding weak and thin.
She’s posted daily YouTube messages on her strike. I, for some reason, can’t embed these videos anymore. In yesterday’s post she sort of says: “Today is the ninth day for me with no food, only water. I am mostly in bed now. I am still protesting the expulsion of humanitarians from all of Sudan (including, of course, the Darfur region and the refugee camps). Please call the White House (202-456-1111) and tell President Obama to help get humanitarian groups back in Sudan.”
BTW, the man responsible for expelling the 16 Aid agencies, the indicted Sudanese President Omar Hassan al-Bashir, has been invited to Jacob Zuma’s inauguration but, reports the Business Day, SA hopes that he will stay away as the country will have to arrest him for alleged war crimes. (He was indicted for war crimes and crimes against humanity in Darfur by the International Criminal Court in March.)
The Guardian quoted an unimpressed media councilor, Khaled al-Mubarak, at the Sudanese embassy in London saying:
“We appreciate Mia Farrow’s intentions and we respect her for her interest in the welfare of the Sudanese people. She is a good actress and a good human being, but as a politician she is only a beginner. She is like George Clooney, who has also got involved in the Darfur question. He is good looking but ignorant. She is ignorant too.”
For more information go to www.miafarrow.org.