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Oscar Pistorius Shoots & Kills Girlfriend

I was very saddened to hear that in the early hours of this morning, Oscar Pistorius, South African gold medalist, shot and killed his girlfriend.


Before you all get yourselves in a tizzy, it was allegedly an accident.

He thought she was a burglar, shot her in the head and arm and she died on the scene.

Oscar is currently in custody and the whole event is being investigated.

Oscar Pistorius

Oscar, a six-time paralympian and a trail blazer in the world of para- and olympic sports, is a hero the world over and is currently being featured in an M-Net ad campaign to promote the “Oscar” Awards coming up one day soon.

I apologise for starting off your Valentine’s Day on such a sad note.



Angie vs. Jen

So this is what happens when you steal a man from a much-loved girl-next-door poster child figure…

You burn in the hell of public scrutiny and ridicule for the rest of your life.

It’s never been a secret that in the love triangle that is Brad Pitt’s life, Angelina (ironically the mother of his – many – children) is the devil, and “Poor Jen” as she is now frequently referred to, is the slighted angel.

Their “rivalry” has been much publicised, and we’ve all seen the media poke and prod and make many many comparisons between the two ladies in Brad’s life. Angelina can’t even buy shampoo without it being implied that she’s buying the same brand as Jen so she can have hair like hers. Since their earth shattering split in 2005, the number of ways in which Angelina is jealous of Jennifer or trying to mimick her, have grown not only in number, but in ridiculousness too.

The latest in the line-up happened after the Oscars a couple of nights ago. Angelina made the mistake of showing up in a gorgeous blank number with a slit all the way up to the ass crack. She proceeded to pose only in ways that would showcase her right leg (her best side I presume?) in all its entirety…which wouldn’t have been a bad thing (its a nice leg as far as legs go), had it not been for the fact that Jennifer Aniston had pulled a very similar move not too long ago. At the 2010 Golden Globes to be exact. And you know what they say, the media monster never forgets.


What made things worse for Angie was that, whilst Jennifer’s showing of her leg seemed quiet natural, Angelina’s very staged pose, which has gone viral and cause endless hours of fun for photoshoppers, was already being mimicked,duringthe awards event, when minutes after presenting him with an award, Jim Rash showed off his own leg pose.


And so the Angie-Jen saga continues, I don’t think it matters that Jen and Brad were only married for five years, whilst Angelina has been with him for seven now, nor that they have six kids together, Angie will always be the man-stealing hussy who broke up Hollywood’s golden couple.




Meryl Magic!

Yea, it’s awards season.

Coming from the excitement of the SAG Awards and heading to the glory of the Oscars and the Grammys we decided to do a profile of one of the most prolific actresses of our time.

With a record 17th Oscar Nomination (for her role as Margaret Thatcher in “The Iron Lady”) under her belt, Meryl Streep is regarded, by both the industry and her peers, as one of the greatest living actresses. Diane Keaton once described her as “my generation’s genius” and her closest rivals for nominations are Katherine Hepburn and Jack Nicholson, who have 12 each. She has been described by her critics as too cold and technical, but who didn’t love her as the boss from hell in The Devil Wears Prada, or dance along to her (very warm) colourful character in Mamma Mia. She is without a doubt the most versatile actress of her time, having played a scorned wife, a Nazi concentration camp prisoner, a factory worker, a writer, a hobo, a dru addicted young actress, a teacher, an insane editor of a New York fashion magazine, a very strict nun and a British Prime Minister! Considering that its her peers (and rivals) who nominated her for all these Oscars, its strange that she’s only won twice (for Kramer vs Kramer and Sophie’s Choice).

Here’s looking at Miss Streep’s amazing career…

  • 1979 – The Deer Hunter. This was her first Oscar nomination, for Best Supporting Actress, and only her second film. She starred alongside Robert De Niro and Christopher Walken and had a small role (in which she wrote her own script!).
  • In the same year, she played a scorned wife in Kramer vs Kramer, alongside Dustin Hoffman (the cheating husband), for which she won her first Oscar, for Best Supporting Actress.
  • 1981 – The French Lieutenant’s Woman. This performance as a 19th-Century English maiden in love with a French Lieutenant earned her one of her many nominations for Best Actress, and she showed her amazing gift for mastering accents.
  • 1982 – Sophie’s Choice. For this heart-rending performance, she won her first Best Actress Oscar, for her role as a Polish mother (with impeccable accent) in a Nazi concentration camp, who has to decide which of her children to sacrifice.
  • 1983 – Silkwood, gained her a fifth Oscar nomination for acting as a factory worker who blows the whistle on her boss
  • 1985 – Out of Africa. This time she was a Danish writer (another accent) having a love affair in Kenya, with Robert Redford’s character, the big-game hunter.
  • 1987 – Ironweed. Meryl shows, once more, her versatility, as she plays (alongside Jack Nicholson), a vagrant in Depression-era America. Her portrayal of a sad, muttering bag lady who is in shambles is quiet haunting.
  • 1988 – A Cry In The Dark. One of her most well-known roles as Lindy Chamberlain, the Australian mother who was charged with murder after her baby was snatched by a dingo during a camping trip.
  • 1990 – Postcards From The Edge, showed Meryl doing comedy, as a drug addicted young actress. She is quick witted and gives a sweet portrayal in the face of a breakdown
  • 1995 – The Bridges of Madison County. Meryl was weepy in this one, where she plays a farmers wife in the sixties, having an affair with a photographer (Clint Eastwood.
  • 1988 – One True Thing. Another deep performance as she portrays a mother dying of cancer, who is being taken care of by her daughter (Renee Zellweger).
  • 1999 – Music of the Heart. Here she starts out bedraggles as an abandoned wife who somehow tranforms and becomes an inspirational violin teacher.
  • 2002 — Adaptation. Meryl wows the audience as a writer who gets mixed up with the wrong people (among them, Nicholas Cage) and investigates orchid theft. Part thriller, part comedy, this was also her record breaking 13th nomination, and her third for Best Supporting Actress.
  • 2006 – The Devil Wears Prada. Here she gives a brilliant performance as the monster of all bosses, editor of a New York fashion magazine, and she’s not only hilarious in her role, she dominates every scene…even those in which she’s just included over the phone.
  • 2008 – Doubt. In this she play a nun who runs a school in the Bronx, in the sixties, and accuses a priest of paedophilia. She is pale with red-rimmed eyes throughout the movie, stern and humourless and very scary
  • 2009 – Julie & Julia. Here she is funny and charming as American cookery writer, Julia Child, showing off her uncanny ability to impersonate almost anyone, down to perfection.
  • 2011/2012 – The Iron Lady. As Margaret Thatcher, the first female British Prime Minister (and the longest serving of the 20th Century), she earned her record 17th nomination for what we already knew would be a dazzling performance.