On this day…in 1980

On this day in 1980, the actor Steve McQueen, one of Hollywood’s leading men of the 1960’s and 1970’s and the star of such action thrillers as Bullitt and The Towering Inferno, dies at the age of 50 in Mexico, where he was undergoing an experimental treatment for cancer. n 1979, McQueen had been diagnosed … [Read the full story]

Cat runs for mayor of Mexican state capital

As political animals go, this one hopes he will be grinning like a Cheshire Cat come election day. A feline by the name of Morris is in the running to be mayor of Veracruz state capital Xalapa, in Mexico. Armed with a paw-ful of policies, he has been put forward as the citizen’s candidate in … [Read the full story]

Shakira and boyfriend fake giving birth

Shakira and her boyfriend Gerard Pique pretended to become parents for the first time in an April Fool’s-style prank. Barcelona soccer ace Gerard took to Twitter to break the “happy news” to unsuspecting fans of the couple. He wrote: “Our son has been born! We are very happy! Thank you to everyone for your messages!” … [Read the full story]

Plan to castrate and murder Justin Bieber – foiled

Two men have been arrested over a plot to castrate and murder Justin Bieber at a concert in the US. Mark Staake and his nephew Tanner Ruane from New Mexico were hired by jailed fan Dana Martin, who is currently serving two life sentences at a state prison near Las Cruces, for the rape and … [Read the full story]

All is not well in Spain

A sad tale from Spain this week, about a young couple and their friends. It seems Juan who is married to Angelina was having an affair with Juliana. Angelina came home early one day and caught them in a tryst. That’s not a Spanish word for a bed. Rushing away, Angelina went to inform Juliana’s … [Read the full story]

Psychic results of the 2012 London Olympics

It was many years ago my grandfather told me the story of a supposed Olympic Games, held in byegone days. A noted psychic by the name of “Psychic George”, had predicted the winners of the gold medals before the games had started.  So with the next games a mere few months away, I pass on … [Read the full story]

Charlie Sheen and ex-wife smoke bananas

Charlie Sheen and his former wife Brooke Mueller, who up until recently were involved in a bitter dispute over the custody of their children, have proved they are both a bit bananas. The former Two And A Half Men star and his ex-wife posed up for a holiday snap with the yellow fruit poking from … [Read the full story]

Australia lose to favourites Brazil in FIFA Under 17’s World Cup

Australia have lost 1-0 to tournament heavyweights Brazil in their second match at the FIFA Under 17s World Cup in Mexico. The defeat at Estadio Guadalajara leaves the Joeys with one win and one loss in Group F, after they beat Ivory Coast 2-1 in their tournament opener. Australia must now beat Denmark on Monday … [Read the full story]

A drugged 14 year old assassin

A 14 year old accused of being a drug cartel assassin told police in Mexico City that he carried out four executions under threat of being killed himself. Edgar Jiminez Lugo said he was also drugged before each killing.

Ndou ‘Love’s more’ of Laureyn

AUSTRALIA‘S two-time world champion Lovemore Ndou faces one of the toughest battles of his 17-year boxing career next week, but he’s just as focused on his new career advising glamazon female fighter and water skiing champ Lauryn Eagle. Ndou, 39, a veteran of 61 pro bouts, faces red-headed Mexican Saul Alvarez in Veracruz, Mexico, on … [Read the full story]