Pammy’s $1m pad bill for ex-boyfriend
Baywatch star Pamela Anderson is suing an ex-boyfriend for a million dollars, said The Sun.
She says real estate tycoon Laurence Hallier went back on a deal to give her a new property in Las Vegas in return for promoting the building project.
Pam, 43, alleges Hallier agreed that if the development was not finished on time, she would get $1million.
According to a report on TMZ.com, the court papers claim the building was delayed but Hallier did not pay the cash.
Ex-Playboy centrefold Pammy, a mother of two, was on Baywatch from 1992-97.
The perfect Valentine's Day gift - cosmetic surgery
Everyone wants to put their best face forward for their Valentine. And what god didn't give them, a doctor can, for a price, of course. Waking up to this mantra, Mumbai's women are turning to cosmetic surgery for a feel-good quick fix. And as a Valentine's Day gift, their better halves are footing the bill!
Dr Mohan Thomas, senior consultant, Breach Candy Hospital, told Times of India, "Requests for major cosmetic surgeries start in December or early January. The most common cosmetic work women get done for Valentine's are skin glow and lip-filler treatments."
Cheekbone surgery is all the rage. "After a certain age, women don't like the saggy skin on their faces.
High-cheekbone surgery makes one look several years younger," says cosmetic surgeon Dr Rashmi Shetty. She says skin-glow techniques are less time-consuming, and involve a diluted version of botox being injected into the skin. " This immediately tightens the skin and it stays that way for two months. It's the easiest and most popular demand for Valentine's Day."
For 49-year-old Priya Arora (name changed) from Dubai, Valentine's was the perfect excuse to get her youthful face back. "I run a lot, and that's why my face started feeling saggy very soon," says Arora, who recently got a lip-filler and cheekbone treatment from Dr Shetty.
The procedure was not painful, she says, and the effects were visible within hours. "I got the treatment done in the evening and night I went clubbing. Everybody noticed my lips and cheeks and a lot of them wanted a similar procedure done," she adds. But the procedures are expensive. "Cheekbone surgery can cost Rs50,000-60,000 or more; lip fillers Rs20,000-30,000. Skin-glow botox injections are cheapest at Rs5,000-10,000," says dermatocosmetologist Dr Swati Srivastava.
Woman, 61, gives birth to her own grandson
Giving birth at 61 years of age is remarkable in itself - but Kristine Casey's delivery was made all the more unique because her bouncing baby boy was her own grandson.
Mrs Casey, certainly the oldest women in living memory to give birth in Illinois, broke several local records for being the surrogate mother for her daughter, Sara Connell, who had been trying for years to have a baby, said the Daily Mail.
Mrs Connell and her husband, Bill, are the biological parents of the child Mrs Casey carried, which grew from an embryo created from the Chicago couple's egg and sperm.
Mrs Connell told the Chicago Tribune that she and her mother held hands as Finnean Lee Connell was delivered by cesarean section at 9.47pm on Wednesday.
She said: 'When the baby let out a cry, I lost it. It's such a miracle.'
Dr Susan Gerber, who delivered the baby at the Northwestern Memorial Hospital, said it would have needed a heart of stone to not be moved by the amazing event.
She said: 'The surgery itself was uncomplicated, and the emotional context of this delivery was so profound.'
The rareness of the birth was certainly not lost on Dr Gerber. Successful childbirth for post-menopausal women is rare, but numbers have been rising due to advances in IVF treatments.
At 61, Mrs Casey certainly leaves that record far behind - but statists experts say data on births after 2008 are not yet available.
The Connells decided in 2004 to try to have a baby, but Sara - now 35 years old - soon discovered she wasn't ovulating.
After undergoing infertility treatment at the Reproductive Medicine Institute in Evanston, she got pregnant but delivered stillborn twins, and later she suffered a miscarriage.
Mrs Casey's pregnancies had all been without incident - albeit her last being 30 years ago.
The Connells and Mrs Casey came up with this unique plan and, for the past 39 weeks, they have been counting down the days until the healthy boy's arrival.
Now they have to prepare from the more difficult part - trying to explain to the young
Millions pay too much with inaccurate gas meters
Millions of UK households are being overcharged for gas because of inaccurate meters, a leaked report has revealed.
One in six of National Grid’s older meters were over-registering and almost all of those tested had ‘accuracy problems’, according to the report, said the Daily Mail.
An average customer affected by the problem would unwittingly pay £26 a year too much for gas - netting the industry millions of pounds each year.
The report showed that in the worst cases 88 per cent of a 1983 model of the U6 UGI Black Spot meter and 69 per cent of a 2000 model of the G4 Magnol Version 1 were over-registering – this is in excess of the tolerated 2 per cent leeway.
Sadly for customers, less than 1 per cent were undercharging. National Grid, which owns 75 per cent of the UK’s 23million gas meters, tested 4,882 of their oldest or least reliable meters in 2007 and found one in six was in breach of the regulations.
Almost all of those tested had accuracy problems, thought to be caused by worn out or poorer quality diaphragms inside the meters.
Two years later, this figure was unchanged. National Grid did not intend that the reports would be made public.
Experts urged regulators to force energy suppliers to speed up the replacement of defective meters.