Kanye West, The Next Nelson Mandela? Not So Fast: On Friday (Dec. 6), “The Daily Currant” ran a fake interview with Kanye West saying he thinks he is “the next Nelson Mandela.” The fake and definitely not real interview (the Currant describes itself as “The Global Satirical Newspaper of Record”) included such quotes as “Mandela was working in South Africa, which has, like what, six people? I started my magic here in the USA and then I took my business global” and “I liberate minds with my music. That’s more important than liberating a few people from apartheid or whatever.”
Yeah, it was pretty disrespectful. And a lot of people thought it was real. And those same people got really angry … and wanted to put Kanye in prison “to make sure” he’s the next Mandela. Most of them took to Twitter and even linked to the fake and definitely not real article.
The outrage quickly began spreading as more and more people did not realize the story was fake, including a major South African newspaper. To be fair, Kanye has definitely claimed that he is Steve Jobs reincarnated in at least one real interview.
Paris Hilton: ‘No One F—-s With My Family And Gets Away With It’: Paris Hilton has a message for Lindsay Lohan and the guy who allegedly put Paris’ younger brother in the hospital this week after beating him down — WATCH YOUR BACK!!!!
Barron Hilton posted a photo of his jacked up face on Instagram Saturday showing the aftermath of his brawl with a guy he claims punched the crap out of him at LiLo’s request … and it fired Paris up.
Eva Marcille And Kevin McCall SHARE Baby Shower Photos! Former America’s Next Top Model winner Eva Marcille and fiancé, songwriter, Kevin McCall, shared pics from their baby shower and revealed their daughter’s name! To see your stomach get bigger, to feel this leg kick inside of you, and then to see the baby, it’s like, ‘Whoa! There’s really a baby in there!’ ” she told PEOPLE back in August after revealing her pregnancy at five months.
Yesterday, the couple was showered with lots of love from family and friends as they gathered for baby Marley’s baby shower.
Ex-Official Says FBI Can Secretly Activate Your Laptop Camera: The FBI can secretly activate a computer’s webcam to spy on an individual without turning on the indicator light, a former official revealed. I’m going to say this, this is nothing new to me…..I figured they’ve been doing this for years.Published in the Washington Post, the story covers the search for a man known as ‘Mo’ who is alleged to have made several bomb threats to authorities.
In the article, Marcus Thomas, who used to work at the FBI’s Operational Technology Division, admits that FBI software can covertly enable a laptop’s webcam without triggering a warning light. This kind of secret surveillance is only used in terrorism cases or the “most serious” criminal investigations said Thomas.
Among the other software utilized by the FBI is a diagnostics program that can produce a detailed breakdown of a user’s computer configuration and installed applications. Another tool can be transmitted over the Web as soon as someone signs into a particular email address that has been identified for investigation. Emails, documents and photos can all be downloaded covertly. In each case, the FBI must apply to a federal magistrate for permission to monitor a particular individual.
The Post’s lengthy profile of a surveillance operation against a suspected terrorist cited a warrant in legal case files, which authorized an “Internet web link” that would download the surveillance software to the suspect’s computer when he signed on to his Yahoo account. The software would allow the subject’s video camera to be turned on remotely without revealing the activation. Similar, earlier requests have been denied to the FBI as overly intrusive.
Zindzi Mandela and her sister Zenani Mandela learned of their father’s death midway through the London film premiere of ‘Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom’ Thursday evening.
The daughters of Nelson Mandela walked the red carpet at the high profile showing of the documentary detailing his life. When asked about his health, Zindzi responded, “My father is fine. He’s just a typical 95-year-old who is frail.”
It was during the screening of the movie that the Mandela sisters received a cell phone call regarding the death of their father. They quickly decided to slip away without disrupting the screening.
Film producer Anant Singh made the difficult announcement as the biopic credits rolled at the end of the viewing. He then led the group in a moment of silence to honor the anti-apartheid leader.
Prince William and Duchess Catherine were among those attending the premiere. The future king told the press as he and his wife left the venue, “It was extremely sad and unsettling news. We were just reminded what an extraordinary and inspiring man Nelson Mandela was. My thoughts and prayers are with him and his family.”
Actor Idris Elba, who had the lead role in the film, told a reporter, “We have lost one of the greatest human beings to have walked this earth. I feel honored to be associated with him.”
It has been a seriously big year for Miley Cyrus but voting members of the National Academy of Recordings Arts and Sciences weren’t swayed by all of the hype. They opted to leave her out in the cold.
While many considered her a contender for her two hit singles ‘We Can’t Stop’ and ‘Wrecking Ball,’ she will not be a player when the 2014 Grammy Awards hand out the gold statues in 82 categories on January 26 at Staples Center in Los Angeles.
Her album ‘BANGERZ’ was released too late to be considered because the period of eligibility spans October 1, 2012 to September 30, 2013.
On a more positive note, Cyrus is a front-runner to be TIME magazine’s Person of the Year, with the announcement set to be released on December 11. A poll has been underway for the person who most influenced the news this year for better or worse.
MC did some twerking with Bad Santa Friday night during the annual KIIS Jingle Ball in L.A. – Ho Ho Ho!
Ellen DeGeneres revealed her Kimye-inspired Christmas card while taping an episode of her show that will air Monday.
She prefaced the moment by showing this year’s bizarre Kardashian holiday card featuring Kim, Khloe, Kendall, Kylie, Kris, Bruce, Kourtney and her two children Mason and Penelope. Not pictures are Kanye, Nori, Scott, Rob or Lamar.
Then the talk show host revealed her own card with Portia facing Ellen on a motorcycle. She remarked: “Well people have been talking about the Kardashian card so much, Portia and I did a card this year and it’s based on …it was actually inspired by Kim and Kanye’s music video, if you saw it.” The photoshopped image is captioned: ‘Bound for a Merry Christmas … Love, Ellen & Portia.”
DeGeneres acknowledged that if you didn’t see Kanye’s ‘Bound 2′ music video, you won’t appreciate her attempt to spoof what the rapper has since suggested was his own attempt at the same thing. He debuted his latest video on ‘The Ellen Show’ several weeks ago. Kanye told Power 105′s Breakfast Club, “I wanted it to look as phony as possible. I don’t have a problem with looking stupid.”
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SWAGGGirlicious Daily Horoscope: Dec 7, 2013
Aries Horoscope (Mar 21 – Apr 19) Trouble seems to find you today even if you attempt to keep your nose clean. You might try to make it through the day by focusing on your chores, but other people can still lead you astray. You may need to set your previously constructed plans aside and just figure things out as you go along. Thankfully, your enthusiastic nature could turn a temporary setback into an opportunity to bring more excitement into your life.
Taurus Horoscope (Apr 20 – May 20) Your creative abilities impress others today, but you could also get so carried away with an unrealistic idea that you reveal the inner workings of an incoherent mind instead. Both extremes can be shocking, but the paradox now is that there might not be a lot of difference between appearing competent and sounding crazy. Make sure that your radical approach is justifiable before you say too much about your plans. Worry less about what anyone else thinks and more about what you need to do.
Gemini Horoscope (May 21 – Jun 20) Your friends and family might not support your radical ideas today, even if you thought they would. Perhaps your allies are not available, or maybe someone is actually opposing your current plan. Either way, you must work extra hard now just to prevent losing precious ground. Although you may not make as much progress as you wish, clear communication can ultimately mean the difference between success and failure. Choose your words carefully to ensure they have maximum impact.
Cancer Horoscope (Jun 21 – Jul 22) You thrive on being busy today, but over-scheduling yourself is not wise because one mistake could create a domino effect that messes with your entire day. Luckily, you can stack the cards in your favor by saying no to more activities before it’s too late. Once you have opened up some free time on your calendar, you will be more prepared to positively respond to changes as required. Giving yourself a bit of breathing room allows you to choose the most successful path.
Leo Horoscope (Jul 23 – Aug 22) You might not expect a money issue to hijack your day today, but don’t wait for someone else to fix the problem if a financial concern arises. Fortunately, your analytical powers are sharp now, but you may be so rational in seeking a solution that you forget about the emotional consequences of your actions. You could even react so abruptly that you inadvertently hurt a partner or coworker. Be compassionate in your interactions, but don’t get sidetracked by anyone else’s drama. Ultimately, you only need to be responsible for yourself.
Virgo Horoscope (Aug 23 – Sep 22) Working extra hard could backfire today as the Moon travels through your 6th House of Daily Routine. You might feel compelled to demonstrate your competence by completing all your chores, but others may find your approach intolerable because you seem so overbearing now. However, you aren’t likely aware of how persistent you sound. Although your goal is simply to finish your tasks, it’s smarter to temper your desire for efficiency by being less judgmental of those who have different priorities. To each his own.
Libra Horoscope (Sep 23 – Oct 22) If someone pushes you to express something you weren’t ready to reveal, your reaction might be uncharacteristically volatile today. However, it’s not easy to be cool-headed if your feelings are agitated. Although losing your temper can turn your life upside down while warrior Mars is visiting your sign, anything that comes out into the open now could help to clear the air of lingering tensions.
Scorpio Horoscope (Oct 23 – Nov 21) Declaring your desire for more independence isn’t the same as actually getting it. Defining interpersonal boundaries isn’t easy because you aren’t all that clear about them yourself, but expressing your uncertainty can be a first step to establishing new limits. Acknowledging the changes that are on the horizon is a good place to start, but you don’t have to fix everything all at once. Be patient; your perspective is gradually shifting and it may take a while for your new view to come into sharp focus.
Sagittarius Horoscope (Nov 22 – Dec 21) Someone you look up to may be flexing his or her muscles of freedom, reminding you of your own restlessness. You might feel agitated today, like an insect before a storm. Thankfully, it’s not necessary to figure out how to respond to the current situation all on your own. Instead, ask for advice from someone you trust. The wise counsel you receive now — especially from a friend or a sibling — can help you solve your current dilemma.
Capricorn Horoscope (Dec 22 – Jan 19) Even if you are fairly sure about your current goals, you can still discover something today that causes you to question if you’re actually on the right track. Upon closer analysis, you may realize that you’re more wrapped up in existential self-doubt than needing to redirect your life’s path. Being flexible is usually a smart strategy, but don’t change your course now just because your self-esteem is in a temporary slump. It’s wise to wait a few more days before making any major decisions.
Aquarius Horoscope (Jan 20 – Feb 18) Taming your rebellious instincts can be challenging now, so it’s best to do something to release your building frustration before it grows unmanageable. Nevertheless, the evocative Moon’s current visit to your sign reinforces your need to be different. Instead of creating conflict with someone you love, find a way to express your restless energy and reduce the pressure within an intimate relationship. A little change will do you more good than you think.
Pisces Horoscope (Feb 19 – Mar 20) You aren’t likely to act very cautiously today, especially if someone confronts you about how you express your creativity. Although you might instinctively recoil from any criticism, try not to resist the good advice you receive. Responding impulsively isn’t a wise strategy; exercising a bit of self-restraint, however, will ultimately enable you to increase your sense of freedom in the near future.
R. Kelly’s Mansion Sold To Isley Brother: R. Kelly’s Mansion Sold To Isley Brother. Rudolph Isley, the 74-year-old founding member of the R&B and soul group the Isley Brothers, and his wife, Elaine, have purchased the compound, which Kelly had owned from 1997 until he lost it to foreclosure in March. After spending 35 years with the Isley Brothers, Isley departed the band in 1989 to pursue a career in ministry. The group was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1992.
Earlier this year, the mansion, which sits on a 3.7-acre lot that comes complete with a private lake, was purchased by JP Morgan Chase for a price of $950,000 at a foreclosure auction.
Alexander said Isley does not know Kelly, although the remaining members of the Isley Brothers teamed up with Kelly for Kelly’s 1995 hit “Down Low (Nobody Has to Know),” with one of Isley’s brothers, Ron, playing a mob boss in the video for the song.
SWAGGGirlicious Daily Horoscope: Dec 6, 2013
Aries Horoscope (Mar 21 – Apr 19) You feel so clever today that you might grow enamored with your own wild and crazy ideas. Ironically, reality appears to encourage your thinking until you have turned up the noise too high. In order to teach you a lesson, someone may have to pull the plug on your fantasy world. It’s nearly impossible to tell exactly what’s happening, but if you’re willing to sit still long enough to tune into your feelings, you can turn your confusion into clarity. Wait a day or two before deciding what to do next.
Taurus Horoscope (Apr 20 – May 20) You might receive mixed signals from friends and associates today as you try to reestablish your lost authority. You just don’t feel clear about what others are expecting of you, which may prompt you to run off and hide. But unfortunately, you can’t. Talk about your predicament with someone you trust but don’t make any sudden moves. Apply your common sense to the situation and keep plodding forward — even if you aren’t sure of your destination yet.
Gemini Horoscope (May 21 – Jun 20) It may appear that you are indecisive, but this label doesn’t even begin to touch the depth of your current uncertainty. Others might not see how distracted you are with the conflicting messages you’re hearing from your own subconscious mind. Acting as if you’re dazed and confused is understandable when you’ve already given yourself permission to go on a mental holiday. Remember, there’s no need to pretend to have all the answers when you don’t. Accept the fact that people love you for just being yourself.
Cancer Horoscope (Jun 21 – Jul 22) You can feel a flood of powerful emotions as it washes over you and takes you for a ride today. However, it doesn’t really matter whether or not you are a willing passenger. There is no point in fighting the currents or trying to control your feelings. Go with the flow and let the circumstances take you where they will. Ironically, relinquishing control for a while ensures that you end up where you need to be just in time.
Leo Horoscope (Jul 23 – Aug 22) There is something powerful brewing beneath your friendly exterior. Your insecurities could play a significant role as they gnaw away at your confidence, preventing you from living life to the fullest. Still, you cannot quite put your finger on where your uncertainty originates. There is no need to run from your feelings. The elusive solution will become apparent once you are truly ready to be honest with yourself.
Virgo Horoscope (Aug 23 – Sep 22) You might not be able to trust your own logic today, even though you Virgos are normally the champions of precision thinking. You are a study in conflict now as you swing back and forth without finding resolution. Your perceptions are like an out-of-focus camera and no matter how you change the lighting the picture is still blurry. Free your imagination from the rules for just one day and embrace the unknown.
Libra Horoscope (Sep 23 – Oct 22) Experiencing stress doesn’t motivate you to resolve a conflict between your idealistic plans and your current reality. You may want to be a superhero and save the whales or ride to the rescue to help someone special in your life. However, you might not have the resources to put your altruistic strategy into action today. Keep the faith; you will somehow find a way to be of service, even if it’s not in the manner you originally imagined.
Scorpio Horoscope (Oct 23 – Nov 21) Do your best to avoid defending your beliefs today because you probably won’t be able to explain yourself succinctly, anyway. On one hand, you might exaggerate a statistic or misquote a source. On the other hand, you could present all your information correctly, only to have someone completely misunderstand what you said. Save the debate for another day and use your time in a more creative fashion now. Live your dreams instead of trying to justify them to others.
Sagittarius Horoscope (Nov 22 – Dec 21) Your thoughts are tugging at you today like a petulant child who doesn’t take well to being ignored. Mischievous Mercury is in your sign, inspiring you to tell stories before you have figured out the plot. But being practical is not your forte at this time because Mercury’s alignment to spiritual Neptune draws your mind up into the clouds of illusion. Enjoy the ride on the Ferris wheel of your imagination without trying to understand what it all means. Don’t worry; there will be plenty of time to work things out once you’re back on the ground.
Capricorn Horoscope (Dec 22 – Jan 19) Someone might present you with an emotional problem that doesn’t seem to have an easy fix. However, it still could be necessary to drop what you’re doing and place another person’s agenda above yours. Don’t seek rational answers now; instead, engage your intuitive powers, even if it doesn’t seem very practical. It may not make complete sense yet, but you can be more helpful than you realize today by just staying in the present moment.
Aquarius Horoscope (Jan 20 – Feb 18) New ideas are jumping into awareness now like corn popping in hot oil. You have a high level of originality and your approach to problem-solving is unconventional to say the least. However, not every brilliant idea hits the nail right on the head. Listen to the feedback you receive today and be ready to drop those thoughts that are rightfully criticized by others. As Einstein said, “ninety-nine percent of genius is knowing what’s important.”
Pisces Horoscope (Feb 19 – Mar 20) It appears as if you’re viewing the world through rose-colored glasses as communicator Mercury stresses your key planet Neptune today. In fact, everything you experience now is tinted by your own subjectivity. Although you may be looking through a filter that drops out unwanted perceptions, this doesn’t mean that they aren’t there. Ask someone for a reality check if things seem to be too good to be true. Remember, what you see is not always what you get.
Universal Studios released A Tribute to Paul Walker video on YouTube that includes scenes and clips of the actor who died in a fiery crash Saturday. It has gone viral with 1.3 million views. The 2:05 minute film is captioned “In Loving Memory” and features the late actor smiling and looking happy as the song ‘I’m Coming Home’ plays in the background.
Universal opted Monday to shut down production of ‘Fast & Furious 7′ in Atlanta for an unspecified period of time so the studio could assess the options for moving forward with the partially finished film starring Walker. The family has requested donations be made to Walker’s Reach Out Worldwide charity in lieu of flowers or other gifts.
Positive identification and autopsies for Walker and his friend Roger Rodas were completed yesterday. A preliminary report by the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office indicates Rodas, the driver, died of multiple traumatic injuries suffered upon impact.
Walker’s cause of death was due to traumatic and thermal injuries — suggesting that he was alive when fire consumed the vehicle several minutes after the initial impact.
South African anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela died December 5, 2013 at his home surrounded by his family. His death, at age 95, was announced by President Jacob Zuma.
President Barack Obama made this televised statement: “A man who took history in his hands, and bent the arc of the moral universe toward justice. We will not see the likes of Nelson Mandela again. It falls to us to carry forward the example that he set. A free South Africa at peace with itself, an example to the world – that is Madiba’s legacy to the nation he loved.”
In 1952, Nelson Mandela emerged onto the national stage when he helped organize the first country-wide protests called the Defiance Campaign. A decade later he was sent to prison on a charge of inciting a strike.
At his trial he said, “I have cherished the ideal of a democratic and free society in which all persons live together in harmony and with equal opportunities. It is an ideal for which I hope to live for and achieve. But if need be, it is an ideal for which I am prepared to die.”
He endured 27 years of hard labor in a lime quarry before receiving his freedom. He went on to win a Nobel Peace Prize in 1993 for his leadership in ending apartheid without violence.
Mandela become South Africa’s first black president (1994-1999). He later became an elder statesman who inspired millions of people around the world. He concentrated on his philanthropic foundation – speaking out on AIDS, which had ravaged his country. In addition, he raised millions for humanitarian causes.
He retired from public life in 2004 but surfaced for his 90th birthday with a star-studded concert in London’s Hyde Park. The former leader’s health deteriorated in 2013, with many months spent at a Pretoria hospital for a recurring lung infection.
Kate Middleton arrived at the premiere of Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom last night, December 5th, looking exquisite (per usual). Her cream-colored Roland Mouret gown was accessorized with a Zara necklace that costs $35.90.
Yes, you read that right. Less than $36! The brunette beauty proves, yet again, that you don’t need to spend a fortune to look like a million bucks.
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