Saturday 25 February 2017

Baby given shots

A SIX-week-old girl in the US state of Wisconsin, who was mistakenly given baby formula mixed with two shots of vodka, was expected to be released from a hospital, police said.

The baby was recorded as having had a blood alcohol level of 0.294, more than three times the legal limit for an adult driver, after receiving the vodka-tainted formula on Monday night, Kenosha police spokesman Bradley Hetlet said.

Rapper lyrics auction

Lyrics written in jail by the late Tupac Shakur are due to go up for auction, with an estimated value of between £30,000-£50,000 (€41,000-69,000).

The documents are the originals penned by the late rapper during a jail stint and form part of Sotheby's upcoming rock & pop exhibition sale.

'Ambitionz Az A Ridah' is the opener for his famous All Eyez On Me album, which also saw him team up with Dr Dre and Death Row Records. It was recorded immediately after his release from jail in October 1995.

Ferrari race car row

A High Court row centred on the ownership of a 1950s Ferrari racing car which sold at auction for £10.7 million (€14.7m) could generate lawyers' bills of more than £8 million (€11m), a judge has heard.

London auctioneer Bonhams has been sued by 78-year-old American billionaire businessman Leslie Wexner - who bought the 1954 Ferrari 375-Plus at an auction in the summer of 2014.

Several other people who claim to have an interest are also embroiled. Any trial is not expected to take place until 2016.

Bridget's new man

Patrick Dempsey is in final negotiations for a role in Bridget Jones's Baby, the third instalment of the movie franchise.

The 49-year-old former star of US drama Grey's Anatomy is set for a role alongside Renee Zellweger, who is reprising her titular character.

Bridget Jones's Baby will be Dempsey's first major role since leaving the popular US medical series.

Robinson moves on

Anne Robinson is to bow out of Watchdog after more than 20 years.

The 70-year-old presenter is to present a major new series for the BBC.

Robinson said: "It's been an honour to be part of the most important consumer show in Britain."

Irish Independent

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