Naomi Campbell accuses Cadbury of racism, Twitter hands over the personal details of some of its users and a computer thief gets his comeuppance in glorious style. It's quotes of the week...
"I am shocked. It’s upsetting to be described as chocolate, not just for me but for all black women and black people. I do not find any humour in this. It is insulting and hurtful.”
Supermodel Naomi Campbell brands Cadbury racist for running a Dairy Milk Bliss ad campaign bearing the line 'Move over Naomi, there's a new diva in town'.
"It was not our intention that this campaign should offend Naomi, her family or anybody else and we are sincerely sorry that it has done so."
Cadbury apologises to Campbell and promises not to run the ad again.
"There are still questions to be answered in this unfortunate affair and given that the immediate victims were in large measure journalists, it is only right that it is out in the open. Without this, important lessons that could be valuable for other newspapers in the future may not be learned."
The National Union of Journalists demands an an open meeting of creditors as it continues to seek answers over the sudden closure of the Sport Newspaper Group.
"What has happened since [Sachsgate] is very, very good but also a complete pain in the backside. It means comedy has become much more sophisticated but the compliance culture that has come in since, you wouldn't believe it. The compliance department of the BBC is so extensive it's an unbelievable nightmare.”
Radio 2 DJ Chris Evans is candid about a more cautious culture at the BBC in the wake of the Russell Brand and Jonathan Ross 'Sachsgate' scandal.
“I can confirm Twitter has released information to our lawyers, and that this is being analysed by technical experts.”
A spokesperson for South Tyneside Council confirms that it has managed to force Twitter to hand over personal information about some of its users, after taking the social networking site to court in California. The council claims it is being libelled online by an anonymous blogger.
"If a council can take this kind of action against one of its own councillors simply because they don’t like what I say, what hope is there for freedom of speech or privacy? The council is spending hundreds of thousands of pounds of taxpayers’ money in legal fees to satisfy a personal grudge. This is Orwellian. It’s like something out of 1984.”
Councillor Ahmed Khan - who denies being the mystery blogger - blasts South Tyneside Council's legal action as a waste of public money.
"Regrettably the copy accompanying Andrej's online entry wasn't subbed prior to going live. Once we realised, we removed it immediately and apologised for any offence caused. FHM has spoken to the individual concerned and taken steps to ensure this can never happen again."
In a week of apologies, lads' magazine FHM says sorry to male model Andrej Pejic after including him in its 100 Sexiest Women in the World list and describing him as a 'thing' and a 'blonde gender bender'.
“The fellas have been selling themselves to every Tom, Dick and Harry, including McCanns. It was about time somebody made honest men out of them."
Vince McSweeney, the creative honcho at McCann Erickson Birmingham, welcomes creative 'tarts' Barrie and Tim to the agency.
“I clearly knew I had to do something and I failed to do it. The CEO should take responsibility. I screwed up.”
Google boss Eric Schmidt shoulders the blame for the web giant being slow to embrace the social networking boom.
"I'm excited I was able to get my laptop back. I am very happy and relieved that I don't have to sit and watch someone else use my old computer."
Joshua Kaufman reveals his delight after police finally retrieve his stolen laptop. To help them in their quest he set up the Tumblr site thisguyhasmymacbook, which thanks to a cunning piece of computer software relayed pictures of the alleged thief (pictured) using Kaufman's computer - and sleeping next to it.