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Thursday, February 12

Gawker Stalker: Africa edition

I think Derek, over at Wicked Karibu, may have stumbled upon the next big Internet fad: celebrity sightings in Africa.

Ben Affleck in Eastern DRC! (Time). Leonardo Di Caprio in Meru, Kenya! (Youtube)
This will certainly make for a very conflicted George Clooney, for one. He's both an ardent detractor of celeb-spotting websites, as well as a very (willingly) visible advocate for more robust intervention in Darfur.