Call it turning lemons into sugar-free lemonade.A pleasantly plump Kevin Federline has reportedly been offered a seven-figure deal to endorse a new weight loss product, reports RadarOnline.com.The full-figured former Mr. Spears has been waddling around town lately—and has reportedly been ordered to shed 45 pounds for an upcoming reality-TV series.Federline, whose glory days as a fit and firm back-up dancer for Britney Spears are far behind him, is considering a deal with the company EP-2 (Extreme Physical Performance) that would bring him $2.5 million. EP2online.com offers a variety of fat-burning tools, including ones with names like "Musclepump" and "Andritest," which claims to be "clinically-proven to jack testerone levels faster" than other musclebuilding agents.While Federline’s rep has yet to confirm the deal, a representative for EP2 said, "Yes, we’re trying to do a deal with him, but nothing has been confirmed yet."In the meantime, Federline is also trying to trim the fat the old-fashioned way: diet and exercise. To gear up for his upcoming VH1 reality show, which is said to feature his girlfriend Victoria Prince and his two children by Spears, Sean Preston and Jayden James, Federline has adopted a strict high-protein diet. He’s also hired trainer to the stars Chris Cormier.Cormier said he’s restricted K-Fed’s chowing down to egg whites, salmon, chicken and steamed vegetables. Said Cormier, "I put Kevin on a diet plan that consists of eating 6 meals a day, every three hours. It speeds up your body’s metabolism and you start burning fat fast."He’s apparently enjoying a last hurrah, though, as he was recently spotted in Vegas’ Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Pool—with fries and soda in hand. He spent the day lounging with his girlfriend poolside and later sipped Grey Goose cocktails at the night club, Wasted Space.Someone should tell K-Fed that just because it’s Grey Goose, it doesn’t mean he’ll lose the beer belly. SOURCE: POPEATER
Woman, 52, sues Victoria's Secret, claims injury from defective thong:JUNE 17--As she was attempting to put on a Victoria's Secret thong, a
Los Angeles woman claims that a decorative metallic piece flew off the
garment and struck her in the eye, causing injuries and a new product
liability lawsuit against the underwear giant. Macrida Patterson, 52,
alleges that she was hurt last May by a defective "low-rise v-string"
from the Victoria's Secret "Sexy Little Thing" line, according to a
lawsuit filed last week in Los Angeles Superior Court. A copy of her
June 9 complaint, which does not specify monetary damages, can be found
below. Patterson's lawyer, Jason Buccat, told TSG that a "design
problem" caused the decorative piece to come loose and strike Patterson
in the eye, causing damage to her cornea. He added that the eye injury,
which caused Patterson to miss a few days of work, will be "affecting
her the rest of her life." Patterson is a traffic officer with L.A.'s
Department of Transportation. Prior to the lawsuit's filing, Victoria's
Secret officials asked to examine the garment and the decorative piece,
but that request was rejected by Patterson's counsel. For those
unfamiliar with "v-strings," the undergarment is the Victoria's Secret
variant on the "g-string," which has long been favored in the battle
against visible panty lines. (4 pages)SOURCE:THE SMOKING GUN
HARRISBURG, Pa. (Nov. 30) -- Hershey, the century-old maker of chocolate bars recognizable in every corner of America, is selling a mint that police officers and judges say would be recognizable on a drug corner. Ice Breakers Pacs are nickel-size dissolvable pouches with a powdered sweetener inside. They look similar to the tiny heat-sealed bags used to sell illegal powdered drugs like crack, heroin and cocaine. "Being in narcotics the majority of my career, I thought it was the real stuff," Philadelphia Police Chief Inspector William Blackburn told the Philadelphia Daily News. The mints, which are sold in blue and orange plastic slide-top cases, first hit store shelves in November. Linda Wagner, a Philadelphia narcotics officer whose teenage daughter died of a heroin overdose, held back tears when she saw the pouches. "I was shocked," Wagner told the newspaper. A spokesman for the company, based in Hershey, Pa., about 80 miles west of Philadelphia, pointed out that each pouch -- made by two dissolvable mint strips -- bears the Ice Breakers logo. "It is not intended to simulate anything," said spokesman Kirk Saville. Saville would not directly respond to questions about whether Hershey has plans to change the product's appearance or whether anyone in law enforcement or inside the company has previously raised a concern about it. SOURCE OF THIS STORY
The best-known goat in Sudan has died months after being "married" to a man in the South Sudan capital, Juba, the BBC has learned. Local elders ordered a man found having sex with the goat, later called Rose, to "marry" her last February. "The idea was to publicly embarrass the man," says Tom Rhodes, editor of the Juba Post, which first ran the story. The BBC's story of the "wedding" caught the public imagination and became one of the best read internet stories. Rose, black and white, is believed to have died after choking on a plastic bag she swallowed as she was eating scraps on the streets of Juba. 'Sense of humour' After the marriage, Rose had a male kid - but "not a human one" - Mr Rhodes said, hastily. The "husband", Charles Tombe, said he was drunk at the time but has since refused to comment on the issue. The kid is owned by Mr Tombe. More than a year after the BBC story was first published, it is still picked up by various web forums and recently got more than 100,000 page views for five successive days. Over time, it has received several million hits - making it historically one of the biggest-hitting stories the BBC News website has published. A Google search uncovers more than 1m different web pages, based on the same story. Mr Rhodes, a Briton who helped found the Juba Post in 2004, was shocked when he learned how many people around the world had read the story his newspaper had originally published as a short, light-hearted account and not even bothered to publish on its website. "Wow - what have we done? We have triggered a monster," he said. He said that he had seen that it occasionally returned in the BBC's "Most read stories" and was worried that he would have trouble with South Sudanese, accusing his paper of tarnishing the image of the region - now trying to rebuild after 21 years of war. But he says he has not come across any such anger. "It doesn't portray Sudan in a bad light - it shows the Sudanese have a sense of humour," he says, referring to the elders' original punishment. He has, however, had people come up and say to him: "Oh, you're the goat man." Mr Rhodes explains that South Sudan remains a conservative society. If a man is caught sleeping with a girl, he is ordered to marry her immediately in order to save her honour and that of her family, he says. This was the basis for Mr Tombe's punishment, after the goat's owner found him with his animal and complained to local elders. They ordered him to pay a dowry of 15,000 Sudanese dinars ($50, at the time) and also named the goat Rose. Afterwards, he left with the goat, not quite hand-in-hand, more hand-in-hoof, to his home in the Hai Malakal suburb of Juba - and not in Upper Nile State as we originally reported.
Sanjaya Malakar is doing more than just (inexplicably) sending people to the phone lines. He's also sending them to the hospital, the car dealership rooftop, the unemployment line, the radio call-in shows and, as the latest influx of anti-Sanjaya assaults proves, to the mattresses. The polarizing 17-year-old from Federal Way, Wash., sailed through another round of competition on American Idol this week, prompting a renewed effort in his elimination from detractors across the country who, it seems, would have thought it less a travesty for William Hung to be crowned season three's victor than for the faux-hawked anti-Idol to survive another results show. MORE ON THIS STORY
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. Jan 31, 2007 (AP)— A DeBary man who was out hunting deer last fall got a big surprise when he took one of his deer into the check station. Joe Stokes was deer hunting on public land in Sumter County on Nov. 12 and shot two deer, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission reported. When FWC senior wildlife technician Tim Farley logged in the deer, he discovered that one deer was a hermaphrodite, possessing both male and female reproductive organs. Farley also he logged in another hermaphrodite deer the day before. "I've been doing this for 27 years, and I've only come across three deer that were 'true' hermaphrodites, those having all of the male and female sex organs," Farley said in a statement. MORE ON THIS STORY
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. - A prominent Westchester businessman has been charged with stealing his employees' identities to obtain more than $1 million in bank loans and credit card charges, prosecutors said. Terrence Chalk, 44, the chief executive officer of Compulinx Managed Services of White Plains, was indicted along with his nephew, Damon Chalk, by a federal grand jury on charges of conspiracy, credit card fraud, and making false statements to banks. Terrence Chalk pleaded not guilty in U.S. District Court on Tuesday, where U.S. Magistrate Judge George Yanthis ordered him held on $250,000 bond. Terrence Chalk founded Compulinx, a computer management firm, in 1990. He is accused of using the names, addresses, and Social Security numbers of his employees to secure the bank loans between 2001 and 2006, prosecutors said. He also ran up $100,000 in credit card charges using their identities, they said. Chalk and his company were inducted this year into the Hall of Fame by the Business Council of Westchester. He serves on the boards of the American Red Cross and Hospice and Palliative Care of Westchester. Last year, Terrence Chalk was nominated to the White Plains Youth Bureau, and was named businessperson of the year in February by the Westchester chapter of the Omega Psi Phi fraternity. His lawyer, Mayo Bartlett, did not immediately return a call for comment. Damon Chalk, 35, of Florida, was arrested by FBI agents Tuesday at La Guardia Airport. He was ordered held without bail. The name of his lawyer could not be immediately determined.
Eat a Roach and Be the First in Line By Associated Press
Thu Sep 21, 5:24 AM
- Why wait in line when you can just eat a cockroach? That's the question Six Flags Great America is asking its thrill seekers during its Halloween-themed Fright Fest. The amusement park is daring customers to eat a live Madagascarhissing cockroach in exchange for unlimited line-jumping privileges. The promotion, which has Lake County Health Department officials shaking their heads, starts Oct. 7. Anyone who chows down the entire 2- to 3-inch horned cockroach gets a pass for four people to cut to the front of ride lines through Oct. 29. Park officials insist it's safe to eat the crunchy critters, but health officials are cautioning participants. Consuming live roaches might increase risks of gastrointestinal illness and allergies, according to Bill Mays, Lake County Health Department's community health director. Cockroach eaters will have to sign waivers and still pay admission fees, said Six Flags spokesman James Taylor. The bug buffet continues with a cooked roach eating contest Oct. 13 _ Friday, Oct. 13. Taylor says he's hoping someone can beat the 2001 Guinness Book of World Records feat in which a British man downed 36 cockroaches. "I've heard people say, 'Wow,' 'Ew,' a lot of one-wonders," Taylor said. "A lot have said that they wouldn't eat a cockroach, but they sure would like to see someone else does it."