A Virginian (US) plastic surgeon has gone public with a special package he calls the FaceTime Face-lift, named after the video-to-video chat feature on Apple products. “People don’t come in asking for a FaceTime Face-lift per se,” the surgeon, Dr. Robert K. Sigal, of the Austin-Weston Center for Cosmetic Surgery in Reston, Va., said in a YouTube video. “What they’ll say is that ‘I don’t like the way I look when I’m video chatting.’ ”
Dr Sigal charges $10,000 for the package which focuses on fixing sagging necklines – people often look down on their phones or computers when chatting – but doesn’t leave a chin scar. He has about 100 patients a year and about a quarter, he said, cited the way they looked on video chats as the reason they wanted to go under the knife.
Here’s what else has been buzzing in news and on the web:
1. Beyonce is the world’s most beautiful woman, according to People magazine. She says it’s because she’s given birth and has never before felt such purpose. Mind you, Elle Macpherson (who was also high on the list) had the best advice: “Don’t worry about your silhouette, worry about how you feel.” Amen.
Pictures from Beyonce's Tumblr
2. Rupert Murdoch has been grilled at the media ethics inquiry about his relationship with British politicians. His son James only this week unleashed the revenge package: a flurry of emails that documented an exceedingly close relationship between the Government and News Corporation as it battled to win the BSkyB television rights. The emails showed promises of editorial backing for politicians who helped ‘smooth the way’ and detailed the way Jeremy Hunt, the British Culture Secretary, kept secret ‘backdoor’ channels open between the Murdochs and the Government to make the deal happen. Ouch.
3. What did you do for Anzac Day? Prime Minister Julia Gillard addressed thousands at Gallipoli. “We remember what the Anzacs did in war and for what they did to shape our nation in peace,” Ms Gillard said. “In this place, they taught us to regard Australia and nowhere else as home.”
4. Scientists have found the G-Spot. Really. There’s even a photo of it. It’s apparently 5-8cm inside the vagina, some 1.5 -15mm behind the vaginal wall. It’s in the shape of a teardrop, about 3mm across. So there you have it.
5. New report reveals what perhaps many of us already knew. Kids from disadvantaged families are much more likely to leave home by age 20 than their wealthier peers. They are also much more likely to be disconnected from education and further employment, according to the Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research report.
6. Gotye, have you heard of him? Well, he’s the first Aussie artist in more than a decade to make the US Number 1 spot. Perhaps more a sign of his success is that hit culture-vaccum Glee covered his song on the show. For the record, Gotye hated it.
Here’s the cover, you be the judge:
7. And just because Obama keeps getting groovier, here is a video of the President ‘slow-jamming’ the news with Jimmy Fallon. Uh huh.