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2012-07-03 14:22
It's been another big news week here at Channel24, but all in all, we're not reeling from shock.

Katie Holmes and Tom Cruise have split up. We're all breathing a collective 'FINALLY!'. I mean - a girl can only wear flats for so many years before a hankering for heels drives you to divorce! It was just a matter of time, wasn't it?

Also, Anderson Cooper has officially stated that he's gay. While that fact itself isn't really news to many of us, the fact that he's prepared to "stand up and be counted" as part of the gay community, is news indeed. Yay for Anderson!

On local shores, Miss SA won't be competing in Miss World this year and the announcement has got SA's tongues wagging about whether or not Sun International bought a bunch of nude photos of Melinda Bam to save themselves - and her - the embarrassment. It's all spectacularly speculative, don't you think?

Another beauty queen; another nude skeleton in the closet. Just like most things in life, gossip and news too come full circle.

Sometimes news isn't surprising or mind-blowing. Sometimes it's not particularly scandalous. Sometimes, something that's on everyone's mind just needs to be written for the record. And that's the news, folks.

Don't forget - you've got just as much say as we do. Send us your columns, comments, reviews, photos and even your poems if you like, and you could be published. We want to hear from you!

We've kicked off our Movie Mania campaign and we're giving away an iPod for the best reader movie review this week. Check out the competition details here.

So while the news hasn't exactly knocked our socks off this week, we're hoping you will with your outstanding reviews.

'Til next week,

Local is very lekker!

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