Lotto joy turns sour in ticket row
A WOMAN who hit the jackpot when she found a winning lottery ticket in a bin has been ordered by a US judge to pay the $1m (€760,000) prize to another woman who threw the ticket away after claiming a lottery machine incorrectly told her it was a loser.
Lawyers for Sharon Jones of Arkansas -- who used the cash to pay off her debts, give thousands of dollars to her children and buy a new pickup truck -- are appealing.
Animal lovers hit out at puppy prize
ALMOST 200 animal lovers complained after a puppy was given away as a prize on a television show.
UK media regulator Ofcom said it received 176 complaints after Keith Lemon, the comedy character played by Leigh Francis, gave away the dog on ITV1's 'Lemonaid'.
Degree of respect for rock doctor
A NEW Zealander has received a doctoral degree in psychology after writing a thesis on the social habits of heavy metal music fans.
When Dave Snell walked up to accept his degree at Waikato University, he got that ultimate sign of respect among metalheads -- a dean held up his fist with his little and index finger extended in a devil-horn salute.
Ex-TV star backs home for chimps
A RETIRED US game show host and animal rights advocate is opening a new area for five HIV-infected chimpanzees at a sanctuary in Louisiana.
Bob Barker, former host of 'The Price Is Right', donated $380,000 (€290,000) to create space at the Chimp Haven.
Jagger to host top Saturday show
MICK Jagger will test his comic skills later this month as host of the 'Saturday Night Live' season finale.
The Rolling Stones frontman has been a musical guest twice on the long-running NBC show, and the network said yesterday he will perform musically on the May 19 finale. But he has never been host before, a job that usually requires participation in several comic skits .
Pepsi brings back Jacko for promo
PEPSI has announced a deal with Michael Jackson's estate to use his image in a new global advertising campaign.
The promotion will include a TV ad, special edition cans bearing the superstar's image and chances to download remixes of some of Jackson's most famous songs.