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Picking Up Stompies: Weekend Edition 1/04/2012
Posted by on Apr 2nd, 2012

Rumours that Ryan Gosling is in Cape Town filming a commercial for Canadian Beer turn out to be an April Fools joke. Here’s some more April Fool’s jokes in the media from around the world. [msnbc]

Malema says he’s going to reveal President Jacob Zuma’s ‘secrets and weaknesses’ [iol]

Vito Palazzolo, alleged banker and leader of the Cosa Nostra Sicilian mafia has been arrested in Thailand on a SA passport. He had been living in Franchhoek, Cape Town for the past decade [SundayTimes]

Andy Carroll tells Liverpool coach Kenny Dalglish “It’s a f****** joke, f*** off’ after he got subbed in their game against Newcastle…which they lost. [Sun]

South African Minister of Women Children and People with Disabilities, Lulu Xingwana, stuns passengers on an SAA flight when she uses the K-word and swears at cabin crew. [News24]

Lauryn Hill’s performance at the Cape Town International Jazz Festival gets mixed reviews with some folks saying it so bad that they walked out. Here’s a collection of angry and disappointed Tweets [M&G]

The $640 million MegaMillions lottery jackpot ,the largest in history, was won by 3 people in the US on Friday. That’s around R4 billion. [NYDailynews]

Legendary ultra marathon runner Micah True’s body found in the Gila forrest of New Mexico after a four day search [TIME]

South Africa denies Pope Benedict the XVI a visa on the grounds that he heads an organisation with possible links to money laundering. Yoh…Times Live playing with fire . [TimesLive]

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