Feeds

Naomi Campbell chews fat with Hugo Chavez

Prez disses US and Duchess of Cornwall

Beginner's guide to SSL certificates

Battling Streatham clotheshorse Naomi Campbell has quite magnificently conducted an interview with Venezuelan prez Hugo Chavez, in which the latter predictably railed against the US and concluded that Camilla Duchess of Cornwall is "not as attractive" as the sainted Diana, Queen of Hearts™.

Campbell jetted to the sun-kissed paradise upon the Caribbean on behalf on GQ magazine, and conducted a "wide-ranging" face-to-face with Chavez, describing him as "fearless, but not threatening or unreasonable", the Telegraph explains.

Chavez, doubtless speaking quite fearlessly from behind a BlackBerry-proof toughened glass screen, variously slammed George Bush as "completely crazy" for trying to have him popped off, praised Fidel Castro's uniform as "impeccable", and doubted "there is any country in the world with more freedom of expression than here".

To prove the latter point, Chavez first weighed into the US, declaring: "We're seeing the fall of the Empire. When the world is in fear - that's the first step before the fall."

He then turned on Chaz of Wales's squeeze Camilla, gawd bless 'er, saying: "I like the Prince. Now he has Camilla, his new girl. She's not as attractive, is she?"

On a more serious note, El Prez proclaimed his human rights record to be as "impeccable" as Castro's starched jungle greens, explaining: "Here, we are just starting a peaceful revolution. We don't have a single political prisoner. We have not shot anyone. We've prohibited the detention of anyone for political reasons. Everyone is presumed innocent and their human rights are respected."

Campbell subsequently said of her "controversial" meet with America's latest bête noire: "I didn't want to judge Chavez, or probe him for his political views, even though he gave them freely. I simply went to interview Hugo Chavez the man."

And regarding Hugo Chavez the man, when asked by Campbell if he'd be willing to do a Putin and whip off his top for the delight of Friends of Dorothy worldwide, he said: "Why not? Touch my muscles!"

Campbell's interview appears in the next issue of GQ, on sale Thursday. ®

Internet Security Threat Report 2014

More from The Register

next story
Criticism of Uber's journo-Data Analytics plan is an Attack on DIGITAL FREEDOM
First they came for Emil – and I'm damn well SPEAKING OUT
'It is comforting to know where your data centres are.' UK.GOV does NOT
Plus: Anons are 'wannabes', KKK says, before being pwned
Google's whois results say it's a lousy smut searcher
Run whois google.com or whois microsoft.com. We dare you, you PIG◙◙◙◙ER
Holy vintage vehicles! Earliest known official Batmobile goes on sale
Riddle me this: are you prepared to pay US$180k?
'Open source just means big companies can steal your code.' O RLY?
Plus: Flame of the Week returns, for one night only!
NEWSFLASH: It's time to ditch dullard Facebook chums
Everything hot in tech, courtesy of avian anchor Regina Eggbert
Hey, you, PHONE-FACE! Kickstarter in-car mobe mount will EMBED your phone into your MUG
Stick it on the steering wheel and wait for the airbag to fire
prev story

Whitepapers

Free virtual appliance for wire data analytics
The ExtraHop Discovery Edition is a free virtual appliance will help you to discover the performance of your applications across the network, web, VDI, database, and storage tiers.
A strategic approach to identity relationship management
ForgeRock commissioned Forrester to evaluate companies’ IAM practices and requirements when it comes to customer-facing scenarios versus employee-facing ones.
5 critical considerations for enterprise cloud backup
Key considerations when evaluating cloud backup solutions to ensure adequate protection security and availability of enterprise data.
High Performance for All
While HPC is not new, it has traditionally been seen as a specialist area – is it now geared up to meet more mainstream requirements?
Security and trust: The backbone of doing business over the internet
Explores the current state of website security and the contributions Symantec is making to help organizations protect critical data and build trust with customers.