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Namibia Dodges a Bullet, Asks for Another

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See, this is why we only email trusted friends, and trust no one. The other day AP reported that Britney and KFed want to bring their new offspring into the world at the pregnant-celeb-friendly Namibia (know your customer), and the next day they tell us it could have been a hoax.

Is this what hoaxes have stooped to?

LAist remembers when hoaxes were far more interesting than that. Bigfoot was a good hoax. Britibia, not so much.

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Namibian Deputy Environment and Tourism Minister Leon Jooste seems to be the weakest link. Imagine that, a hoax involving a tourism minister.

Jooste, who is on holiday in South Africa, later explained that he had received a call on his cell phone from the United States on Monday. "Somebody told me that she (Spears) is interested in coming to Namibia and that they would contact me in the next two weeks," he said on Saturday. But the connection was so bad, he said, that he never got a name or contact information for the person.

Asked if the call might have been a hoax, he said: "It is really possible." - news24

War of the Worlds was a good hoax. This appears to be a lie based on the old bad-connection alibi.It would be interesting to know, however, if the Federlines were interested in breaking in some of the the $300k Brangelina just donated to baby matters in the African country.

Today it appears Jooste is prepared to smooth things out with the pop singer with a personal call to invite her to the dark continent. Meanwhile look for Mr. Federline in the stands at the NBA Finals.