It’s always shocking when a celebrity has more than one talent — wether its Jesse Eisenberg being an incredible humor writer or Nick Offerman’s now legendary wood working skills — but it’s rare to see these tasks being just so… breathtaking. Jim Carrey is a comedian and actor who is maybe best known for his string of incredibly energetic performances in Dumb and Dumber, The Mask and Ace Ventura: Pet Detective — and his innate talent in those films makes it all the more shocking that Jim Carrey isn’t just an artist, but an undeniably talented one.
The short documentary “I Need Color” needs to be seen to be believed. Jim Carrey is in his studio studiously making ornate and gorgeous sculptures and creating beautiful painting that pop into the eyes. Watching him in action is incredible, and hearing his spiritual musings is incredibly interesting, such as him saying that Jesus Chris is made up of every race and about how he started painting because during one bleak winter following a break up he found himself needing color. The most shocking thing is again — just how good the art is. Check out a little bit of it, and make sure to watch the documentary above.
Socialite and dancer Zodwa Wabantu recently hit back at Twitter users who questioned her sexuality and set the record straight saying she is not a lesbian, she is attracted to men.
Socialite and dancer Zodwa Wabantu recently hit back at Twitter users who questioned her sexuality and set the record straight saying she is not a lesbian, she is attracted to men.
Zodwa shut down rumours that suggested that she was a lesbian and that she was dating a woman named Thusi. A fake news site reportedly quoted Zodwa admitting that she wants to settle down with a woman.
In an interview with TshisaLIVE, Zodwa said she has no interest in women and is attracted to men.
“I am not attracted to women like that. I have kissed women and I believe there is a picture circulating of me kissing a woman, but it was just a kiss.”
A snap of Zodwa locking lips with a female set social media alight, leaving users believing that Zodwa has a thing for the ladies. But Zodwa admitted that this kiss didn’t mean anything.
“I kiss a lot of people when I am at events because I am friendly to my fans. But I am not lesbian.”
Cape Town couple allegedly submits false claims to SARS
File picture: Philimon Bulawayo
JOHANNESBURG – A couple in Cape Town has been arrested for allegedly submitting false claims to the SA Revenue Services (Sars) between 2007 and 2009, the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (Hawks) said on Friday.
“The duo, directors of several companies, were arrested on Thursday by the Serious Commercial Crime Unit of the Hawks, after investigations uncovered that the suspects’ unlawful actions resulted in SARS losing approximately R1m.
“Possibilities of more losses being uncovered as investigations intensifies have not been ruled out,” said Hawks spokesman, Captain Lloyd Ramovha.
The couple, aged 53 and 55, will appear in the Cape Town Magistrate’s Court next month.
PARIS – Veteran Italian goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon has been named as one of three nominees for the 2016/17 Uefa Men’s Player of the Year Award alongside Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, European football’s governing body announced on Tuesday.
The 39-year-old Buffon was a key member of the Juventus side that reached last season’s Champions League final, but he missed out on a first winner’s medal as the Italians were beaten 4-1 by Ronaldo’s Real Madrid in Cardiff.
The shortlist was decided by the 80 coaches of the clubs that played in the Champions League and Europa League group stages, as well as 55 journalists.
Five-time Ballon d’Or winner Lionel Messi has won the award twice, as has Portuguese forward Ronaldo.
Since its inception in 2011, unlike other similar individual awards, the Uefa accolade has not been totally dominated by Ronaldo and Messi.
Spain midfielder Andres Iniesta won the honour in 2012, followed by French winger Franck Ribery a year later.
Real Madrid, who have lifted the European Cup in three of the past four seasons, had four players in the top 10, with Luka Modric fourth, Toni Kroos fifth and Sergio Ramos seventh.
Argentinian forward Paulo Dybala (sixth) joined his Juve teammate Buffon in being named, while Monaco’s rising teenage star Kylian Mbappe, Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski and former Manchester United forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic rounded out the top 10.
Luis Suarez, who scored 37 goals for Barcelona in all competitions last season, missed out, as did his former team-mate Neymar, who has since joined Paris Saint-Germain in a world-record €222 million.
Scientists at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology have developed a new technique for coating fruit with a spray that could prolong its shelf life by several weeks. The process takes just five seconds to apply and can keep certain fruit fresh for four weeks or more.
The new nano-coating spraying technique uses plant-derived polyphenols, a nontoxic food additive that also has antibacterial properties. Test results found that after 28 days of storing mandarin oranges at 25°C, 27% of the uncoated fruit were rotten, while all of the coated mandarins remained edible.
In a test with strawberries, over half of the treated fruit remained in good condition after 58 hours, while only 6% of the untreated strawberries had not become rotten.
Before the new research there have been practical limitations on the application of preservative sprays. However, with the new technique taking only five seconds, it is thought the time saved could allow for preserving sprays to be brought into the process of mass-harvesting fruit. The scientists have patented the product and are in the process of attempting to commercialise it.
Fact or fiction: do you really have to eat your veggies to stay healthy?
Do we need to be engaged in ongoing battles with our children about eating plenty of vegetables? Relax, because many think not.
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Worldwide, 1.3 billion tons of food is thrown away each year, amounting to £580-billion (R10-trillion). An estimated two billion people could be fed by the food that is wasted.
Darren Reynolds, professor of health and environment at the University of the West of England in Bristol, developed a similar spray last year that increased the shelf life of tomatoes and cucumbers by a day.
He believes the sprays could help fight world hunger by reducing the waste around the whole food industry.
“With fresh produce, you have to drive it somewhere and treat it,” he said. “The waste is not just the bits you put in the bin – the whole chain around waste is growing.”
Investigative food writer Joanna Blythman this week tweeted her dismay: “Just what we don’t need: nano-coating spray to extend the shelf life of fruit. Clever research; stupid goals.”
Nemanja Matic could free up Paul Pogba to enjoy a huge season at Manchester United, writes Adam Bate.
Paul Pogba returns to the Liberty Stadium on Saturday, the scene of the best Manchester United goal of his career so far. That arrowed effort last November earned Pogba third spot in the club’s end-of-season awards and was seen as a glimpse of what was to come. But his late strike in last weekend’s 4-0 win over West Ham was potentially far more significant.
This was Pogba unleashed.
There is a feeling within Old Trafford that the midfielder was judged too harshly last term. Five league goals and four assists told only some of the tale. There were trophies too. There was the fact that Pogba topped the list for chances created and dribbles completed, hinting at a much greater influence. Putting the package together was the challenge that remained.
“He reminded me at times of when United signed Juan Sebastian Veron,” Phil Neville told Sky Sports. “He was a brilliant midfield player, one of the best in the world, but he kept chasing the ball and vacating areas. That is difficult to play with and Pogba was like that last year. Every time we watched Pogba last season it was, ‘Where do you play him?’.”
The summer arrival of Nemanja Matic was supposed to solve that particular problem. “He is a signing designed to let Pogba off the leash a little bit,” said Denis Irwin. Another United great, Ryan Giggs, agreed. “I expect Pogba will improve a lot this season,” said the Welshman. “The introduction of Matic is a good because it frees him up.”
Forty-two per cent of Pogba’s touches came in his own half last season, but with Matic and Ander Herrera in support, this year offers an opportunity to get the France international into better areas. Instead, Jose Mourinho, perhaps surprisingly, kept Pogba in his midfield two against West Ham, changing the personnel rather than the tactics. And it worked.
Matic did his job spectacularly against West Ham. He was a one-man warning light, alert to danger and intercepting passes. Matic covered 11.69 kilometres in the game – 890 metres more than anyone else on either side – and it was even his challenge that helped to set up the opening goal. It was his performance that liberated Pogba to express himself.
Often, it was Matic feeding the ball to his midfield partner. He found him 14 times in the match, six more times than he passed to anyone else, and Pogba did the rest. The result was that United’s No 8 played more passes in the opposition half than anyone on the pitch and completed more dribbles than in all but one of his Premier League appearances last season.
The suspicion remains that Pogba is better suited to a three-man midfield. After all, even his last-minute goal against West Ham, surging onto an Anthony Martial pass, came once Marouane Fellaini had replaced Juan Mata. But Matic’s commanding performance on Sunday will encourage the notion that Pogba can play from deeper with the right partner.
Interestingly, perhaps Pogba’s most reckless display last season came in the home defeat to Manchester City when he had Fellaini behind him for protection. It was the same story for the 3-1 loss at Watford. In contrast, United were unbeaten in all 10 league games that Pogba started alongside Michael Carrick – the first of which being that win at Swansea.
As a result, Mourinho may feel persuaded that the Matic-Pogba partnership can be the way forward for United as they seek to find greater potency against weaker opposition at Old Trafford. And there is always the option of switching to a midfield three for potentially tougher matches. It is that possibility that still intrigues when it comes to Pogba.
Former United defender Rio Ferdinand insists that the midfielder is “best when not tied down” and draws a comparison with Frank Lampard. “Frank scored all his goals when he didn’t have to look behind him, when he was in a three-man midfield,” Ferdinand told the Sunday Times last year. Lampard himself spoke about that on Sky Sports in March.
“I was fortunate in the Jose Mourinho years, and years after, that it was set up to get the best out of me,” said Chelsea’s all-time top goalscorer when discussing Pogba’s optimum position on Monday Night Football. “I had a defensive midfielder behind me and I had a great target man to play off. I was fortunate the set-up at Chelsea was always good for me.”
The Kruger National Park is going high-tech with its access control systems at its entrance gates‚ starting in the southern part of the park. From 1 September 2017‚ all visitors over the age of 18 must produce an identity document for scanning in order to gain access to the game reserve.
For non-South African visitors‚ they must produce passports but a South African driver’s licence will also be acceptable‚ the Sanparks said in a statement.
“The new system will assist with monitoring of people’s movement who enter and exit the park‚ and will ensure that information related to any persons entering the park is centrally recorded and monitored.”
Kruger park managing executive Glenn Phillips said the system will apply to everybody including SANParks staff members‚ suppliers and other residents of the park.
SA rangers risk their lives in the ongoing battle with poachers
A high-speed boat chase on Langebaan Lagoon on Monday looked like a scene from a Hollywood movie.
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“(The new system) is expected to improve on our proactive surveillance‚ early warning and detection. In our quest to continue to enhance security for both wildlife and visitors‚ we will continue to make use of appropriate security technology‚” he added.
Visitors will still be required to go through their normal check-in or check-out at the gate receptions before proceeding to the security scanning process‚ the Kruger park statement said.
“We recognise that we have to keep a very fine balance between imposing potentially anti-tourist friendly security apparatus whilst also ensuring the protection of both tourists and wildlife. We request the public to be patient during these very necessary security processes‚” said Phillips.
Minister of Environmental Affairs Edna Molewa told a briefing in parliament last month that 529 rhino have been poached in South Africa since January‚ compared to 542 in the same period for 2016.
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The Kruger National Park‚ which has “traditionally borne the brunt of poaching” has recorded a decrease of 34%‚ with 243 incidents recorded in the first half of the year‚ compared with 354 in the same period last year.
Molewa said that there also appeared to be an “emerging threat” as 30 elephants were poached in the Kruger park so far this year‚ compared with 46 elephant poaching incidents recorded for the whole of 2016.
The department says it is taking these incidents seriously and applying the lessons learned in rhino poaching to curb further threats to the South African elephant population.
Molewa said a total of 359 arrests of alleged poachers and traffickers had been made this year‚ 90 of these inside the Kruger National Park and 112 adjacent to the park.
Legendary Queens -bred MC Nas celebrated his birthday in style amongst friends and rumored boo Nicki Minaj in a swanky night club in New York City.
On Wednesday (Sep 13) Nas celebrated his 44th birthday, which is actually Sept. 14, in a night filled with fun good music and close friends, apparently so close that he felt comfortable enough to show PDA with his rumored boo Nicki Minaj.
In a video uploaded by Swizz Beatz, you can see Swizz and Mr. Jones turn up on to Chubb Rock’s 1991 hit, “Treat ‘Em Right,” as Swizzy pours him more champagne and continued to get lit.
“Virgo Nation as I pass off this Bday love to my big brother @Nas Happy Born Day King ! We lit it’s blessing to celebrate each other! Shout all the other Virgos also too many greats to mention 🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽 Zone !!!”
In another vid that comes from Nicki’s Instagram Live session, we see Nicki and Nas hugged up a bit as they dance to Stevie Wonder’s rendition of “Happy Birthday,” as Nas kisses the rapper’s neck while she thanks her fans for tuning in. In a third video, the couple is seen singing Bobby Brown’s “Tenderoni”.
Looks like the two have made their status official, check out the videos below.
Teenagers are increasingly less likely to engage in adult activities like drinking alcohol, working jobs, driving or having sex according to research from San Diego State University and Bryn Mawr College
With smaller families, longer life expectancy and after-school educational activities, today’s 18-year-olds are looking like 15-year-olds once did, according to Jean M. Twenge, professor of psychology at San Diego State University and the lead author on the study. She calls it a “slow-life strategy” where parents have fewer children, “but nurture them more carefully.”
The number of teenagers who tried alcohol between 2010 and 2016 dropped to 67% from 93% between 1976 and 1979. And the number that had earned money from working dropped from 76% to 55% over the same period. Teens who had engaged in sexual activity by the end of high school dropped 12% between 1994 and 2016. The declines in adult activities were consistent across demographic groups, including gender, race, socioeconomic status, region, and in both urban and rural areas, suggesting a major shift is taking place.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Wall Street’s top regulator came under fire on Thursday over its cyber security and disclosure practices after admitting hackers had breached its database of corporate announcements in 2016 and may have used it for insider trading.
The breach involved the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s EDGAR filing system, which houses market-moving information with millions of filings ranging from quarterly earnings to statements on acquisitions.
The SEC said on Wednesday evening it discovered in August that cyber criminals might have used a hack detected in 2016 to make illicit trades.
On Wednesday afternoon, SEC Chairman Jay Clayton gave members of Congress a “courtesy call” about the hack before it was announced publicly, said Representative Bill Huizenga, chairman of the U.S. House subcommittee that oversees the SEC, in a phone call.
“It’s hugely problematic and we’ve got to be serious about how we protect that information as a regulator,” Huizenga said.
The SEC disclosure came two weeks after credit-reporting company Equifax Inc (EFX.N) said a breach had exposed sensitive personal of data up to 143 million U.S. customers. This followed last year’s cyber attack on SWIFT, the global bank messaging system.
It is particularly embarrassing for the SEC and its new boss Clayton, who has made tackling cyber crime one of the top enforcement issues.
“The chairman obviously recognizes the irony of the SEC potentially serving as the unwitting tipper in an insider trading scheme,” said John Reed Stark, president of a cyber consulting firm and a former SEC staff member.
The SEC has said it was investigating the source of the hack but did not say exactly when it happened or what sort of non-public data was retrieved. The agency said the attackers had exploited a weakness in a part of the EDGAR system and it had “promptly” fixed it.
Most reports filed with the SEC “generally don’t contain super-sensitive information,” and any insider trading would have taken place soon after company filings were made but before they were released to the public, said Gary LaBranche, president of National Investor Relations Institute.
“People are shocked and disappointed,” LaBranche said. Members of the institute, who work with 1,600 publicly traded companies, will be examining their trading reports for any unusual activity that could be tied to disclosures, he said.
U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration has prioritized protection of federal agency networks after breaches during the Obama administration, including at the Office of Personnel Management, Internal Revenue Service and State Department.
Trump in May signed an executive order requiring agencies to use a specific framework to assess and manage cyber risk, and prepare a report within 90 days about how they implement it.
The SEC did not respond when asked about that review or whether it triggered the disclosure. But Clayton said in his Wednesday statement that he began reviewing the agency’s cyber risk in May.
SEC Commissioners did not learn of the breach until recently. In a statement, Republican SEC Commissioner Mike Piwowar, who for part of 2017 also served as acting chairman, said he was “recently informed for the first time that an intrusion occurred in 2016.”
FILE PHOTO: The headquarters of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) are seen in Washington,U.S., on July 6, 2009. REUTERS/Jim Bourg/File Photo
Erica Elliott Richardson, a spokeswoman for the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC),the top U.S. derivatives regulator, said in an emailed statement the agency constantly reviewed and updated its cybersecurity protections to guard against the growing threat of a breach.
“Our agency has successfully thwarted hundreds of attempted breaches,” she added.
The Canadian Securities Administrators, an umbrella group representing Canada’s provincial securities regulators, said on Thursday it would conduct an additional security review.
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Clayton will be grilled on the incident and its aftermath at a hearing by the Senate Banking Committee on Tuesday.
Banking Committee member Senator Mark Warner said in a statement he intended to ask about SEC thresholds for requiring companies to disclose breaches, and flagged the connection between the SEC’s disclosure and its market oversight role.
“Government and businesses need to step up their efforts to protect our most sensitive personal and commercial information,” Warner said.
Securities industry rules require companies disclose cyber breaches to investors and the SEC has investigated firms over whether they should have reported incidents sooner.
“There is an element of, ‘Do as we say, not as we do’ to this,” said Matt Rossi, a former counsel in the SEC’s enforcement division.
The lack of details from the SEC about the breach will likely raise questions about what other EDGAR data may have been exposed, such as information related to ongoing financial investigations and sensitive personal information, Rossi said.
Former SEC Chair Mary Jo White, in office when the hack occurred, told Reuters in 2016 that cyber security posed the biggest risk to the U.S. financial system.
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security had detected five “critical” cyber security weaknesses on the SEC’s computers as of Jan. 23, according to a confidential weekly report reviewed by Reuters on Thursday.
And in July, months after the breach was detected, a congressional watchdog warned that the SEC was “at unnecessary risk of compromise” because of deficiencies in its information systems.
The SEC shut down a specialized unit on cyber crimes as part of a 2010 reorganization.
In 2015 a trader filed false information through EDGAR about plans a financial firm had to purchase Avon Products (AVP.N), prompting a brief surge in the stock of the beauty products company.
Additional reporting by Jonathan Spicer in New York, Bryan Sims in Houston; Writing by Lisa Lambert and Meredith Mazzilli; Editing by Carmel Crimmins, Nick Zieminski and Richard Chang
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has threatened U.S. President Donald Trump with “fire” in response to the president’s speech at the United Nations (U.N.) this week.
In a rare, televised speech Friday, Kim labeled the maiden U.N. address as “rude nonsense” and accused Trump of being “mentally deranged” for threatening to destroy North Korea.
“The mentally deranged behavior of the U.S. president openly expressing on the UN arena the unethical will to ‘totally destroy’ a sovereign state, beyond the boundary of threats of regime change or overturn of social system, makes even those with normal thinking faculty think about discretion and composure,” Kim said, according to state-run media outlet Korean Central News Agency (KCNA).
Kim, who also called the president “a rogue and a gangster,” stated that Trump’s threats against Pyongyang legitimize the North Korean pursuit of advanced nuclear weapons.
“His remarks which described the U.S. option through straightforward expression of his will have convinced me, rather than frightening or stopping me, that the path I chose is correct and that it is the one I have to follow to the last,” Kim added.
“Now that Trump has denied the existence of and insulted me and my country in front of the eyes of the world and made the most ferocious declaration of a war in history that he would destroy the DPRK, we will consider with seriousness exercising of a corresponding, highest level of hard-line countermeasure in history.”
The North Korean leader ended his speech by threatening to “tame” Trump with “fire.”
“I will surely and definitely tame the mentally deranged U.S. dotard with fire,” Kim said.
Trump on Tuesday stated the U.S. would “totally destroy” North Korea if Pyongyang placed “ourselves or our allies” in danger.
“The US has great strength and patience,” Trump said. “If it is forced to defend ourselves or our allies, we will have no choice but to totally destroy North Korea.”
The president announced new sanctions Thursday at the U.N. targeting individuals and entities tied to North Korea.
Rihanna had the beauty world shook after the release of Fenty Beauty. The cosmetic line caters to “all skin colors and all undertones, from all countries”. The new release follows her Puma collaboration, FentyxPuma. Fenty products are almost always sold out whenever they’re released, which is why it’s a surprise that some “fans” didn’t know that Fenty is Rihanna’s last name. There’s no telling when they realized that her full name is Robyn Rihanna Fenty, but they were shocked.
Fenty is Rihanna’s last name… all this time i thought it was a slipper brand that collaborated with her hahaha i feel so unculture
But leave it to Black Twitter to set records straight and let the world know that “only uncultured swines” didn’t know that the line payed homage to the singer’s last name.
Don’t ever disrespect Twitter like that ever again only uncultured swines wouldn’t know Robyn Rihanna Fenty’s full name. It’s 2017 grow up
wait so all ya hoes buying FENTY didnt know it was Rihanna last name
people really didn’t know Fenty was Rihanna’s last name? she’s been in the game for over 10 years. its 2017, we have smart phone
Well she does have a point about the tenure of her career and the availability of endless information at the palm of our hands *Kanye shrug*
Kevin Hart is in the hot seat after a woman who claimed to have sexual relations with the comedian threatened to expose him. Hart attempted to do damage control by issuing an apology video on Instagram to his pregnant wife and family saying that he has got to do better, but the woman wasn’t moved and gave TMZ a very graphic video.
The picture below is from the video showing a prelude to Hart getting involved in activities that are inappropriate to his marriage. The scene then cuts to the bedroom where two people are having sex. You can’t tell who the people are but when the man gets up to put on his clothes it sure does look a lot like Hart. The evidence was provided on an anonymous tip, along with an audio clip that further hindered Hart’s newly wholesome image with his own words. You can hear Hart in his interview with The Breakfast Club saying that he has matured since his last marriage and would no longer cheat because it’s easy for a super star like him to get caught.
But Hart isn’t going down without a fight and got the FBI involved. The extortionist reportedly made several demands and asked for about 8 figures at one point. Sources say that Hart was caught creeping on an iPhone that was propped against an object in the room, and that is illegal without consent. FBI agents think they have a lead. Stay tuned for more details for this is a developing story.
North Korea is a land of truly unspeakable horrors, according to the tales of defectors who escaped the oppressive grip of the Kim family.
One defector — Hee Yeon Lim (this name was changed for security reasons) — is the daughter of an army colonel who witnessed firsthand Kim Jong Un’s cruelty. She recently described the brutal executions that occur on a regular basis, revealing how anti-aircraft gun ammunition ripped men to shreds.
Hee Yeon, 26, and a member of the Pyongyang elite who fled the country two years ago, saw Kim execute around a dozen musicians for producing a video considered undesirable by the regime.
“We were ordered to leave our classes by security men and made to travel to the Military Academy in Pyongyang. There is a sports ground there, a kind of stadium,” Hee Yeon told the Mirror from a secure location in Seoul.
“The musicians were brought out, tied up, hooded and apparently gagged, so they could not make a noise, not beg for mercy or even scream,” Hee Yeon explained. “They were lashed to the end of anti-aircraft guns.”
“A gun was fired, the noise was deafening, absolutely terrifying and the guns were fired one after the other,” she said. “The musicians just disappeared each time the guns were fired into them. Their bodies were blown to bits, totally destroyed, blood and bits flying everywhere.”
“And then after that military tanks moved in and they ran over the bits,” Hee Yeon added, explaining that the tanks ran over the remains over and over again to “grind the remains, to smash them into the ground until there was nothing left.”
What she saw made her sick to her stomach.
“There were around 10,000 people ordered to watch that day and I was standing 200 feet from these victims,” she told reporters.
Such executions are believed to be common. Ri Jong Ho, a former senior civil servant, revealed that in the early days of Kim’s reign of terror, the young dictator murdered hundreds of people. “The regime killed hundreds of people, including officials, their friends, their families, and even children with heavy machine guns,” Ri told Voice of America in June.
Kim reportedly executed five senior officials by anti-aircraft gun for providing false information earlier this year, and he did the same to a senior official who dozed off during a meeting with the supreme leader last summer.
Hee Yeon revealed that Kim’s henchman plucked North Korean schoolgirls from their homes to work as sex slaves.
“Officials came to our schools and picked out teenage girls to work at one of his ‘hundreds’ of homes around Pyongyang,” Hee Yeon said. “They take the prettiest and ensure they have straight, good legs.”
“They have to sleep with him and they cannot make a mistake or object because they could very easily simply disappear,” she explained to reporters, citing reports from one of her friends.
The NFL is looking for an artist that will top Lady Gaga’s 2017 Super Bowl halftime performance(and ratings) and they found everything they need in Jay-Z. Problem is, Hov says no.
The rap mogul turned down the coveted halftime spot for next year’s Super Bowl, which boasts past shows from the likes of Missy Elliot, Janet Jackson and his wife Beyoncé. The Sun Newspaper quoted an “insider” close to Jigga as saying that, “He really has no plans to do the half-time show,” in reference to the Super Bowl performance in Minneapolis next year.
Last week, Jay showed his solidarity with ousted NFLer Colin Kaepernick by shouting him out during his stage performance in NYC.
Could this be Jay’s way of supporting the NFL boycott after the booting of Kaepernick and Ezekiel?
TheSource.com will update this story as the details become available.
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro lashed out at President Trump following his blistering UN speech Tuesday, calling him the “new Hitler of international politics.”
The scathing remarks by the socialist dictator were retaliation for Trump’s comments about Venezuela’s “faithful” implementation of socialism which have resulted in riots, mass starvation, and bankruptcy in the country.
“The problem in Venezuela is not that socialism has been poorly implemented, but that socialism has been faithfully implemented,” Trump said.
“The Venezuelan people are starving and their country is collapsing. Their democratic institutions are being destroyed. This situation is completely unacceptable and we cannot stand by and watch.”
“I ask every country represented here today to be prepared to do more to address this very real crisis,” he added.
Maduro, who was not present at the UN assembly, reacted angrily from Caracas.
“Nobody threatens Venezuela and nobody owns Venezuela,” Maduro said, adding that the speech was an “aggression from the new Hitler of international politics, Mr. Donald Trump, against the people of Venezuela.”
Bizarrely, Maduro even went as far to say that Trump had publicly announced his intention to assassinate the dictator, even though all Trump said was that the U.S. was “prepared to take further action.”
“Donald Trump today threatened the president of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela with death,” Maduro said.
The irony of an authoritarian socialist dictator calling Trump “Hitler” should not be lost on anyone.
Maduro has been ruthless in his struggle to control his people over the summer as food shortages grow, riots increase, and inflation skyrockets.
He’s killed 49 protesters, quelled several coup attempts, and thrown political oponents to retain power in the collapsing country.
The social unrest is inevitable considering Venezuela’s economy has contracted 20% and inflation has soared to over 800%, according to central bank figures.
Venezuela has also become so poor through socialist policies that their currency, the bolivar, is now worth less than the fake digital gold in the popular online-role playing game “World of Warcraft.”