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By ALEX CUKAN, United Press International   |   Nov. 20, 2003 at 7:16 AM
SOME FOOD COULD KILL TOP CHEF

One of Britain's top chefs is allergic to some food and wine and it could kill him.

Shane Osborn is a two-star Michelin chef at the Pied a Terre in London, and he's developed a life-threatening allergy to fish.

The 33-year-old Australian must wear surgical gloves to work with "anything that comes out of the sea," the London Telegraph reports.

His allergy is getting worse and it's extended to red wine and even eggplants and he says, "It is not worth risking my life over." But he hasn't stopped cooking.


PLAYBOY CALENDAR ON VIDEO

Many people give and receive calendars each year at the holidays, but Playboy does one better, although its calendar might make it difficult to note the next dentist's appointment.

The "2004 Video Playmate Calendar" isn't really a calendar that hangs on a wall.

It's sold as a single DVD or a two-tape VHS collection that contains "bonus features."

The calendar features 12 Playmates, including 2003 Playboy Playmate of the Year Christina Santiago.

However, a wallet-sized Playmate calendar will also be packaged with each DVD and VHS.


OBJECTING TO VICTORIA'S SECRET FASHION SHOW

For the second straight year, the Parents Television Council is attempting to keep Victoria's Secret fashion

show off the air on CBS-TV.

Last year, the media watchdog group filed a grievance with the Federal Communications Commission charging the lingerie fashion special violated community decency standards. The FCC hasn't yet ruled, Zap2it.com reports.

"The program was categorically indecent last year and every indication suggests that it will be indecent again this year," PTC President Brent Bozell wrote in a letter to the FCC.

CBS has moved the program to 10 p.m. and a spokesman says the network had heard minimal viewer reaction regarding the special. The show is cleared to air in all markets, except one.


WOMAN SUES CARDIOLOGIST

A 42-year-old woman told a Manhattan Supreme Court jury that her cardiologist examining her for a fainting problem last January announced, "There's one more thing I have to do."

"Then he opened my gown and kissed my breasts," said the woman, whose name is being withheld by the New York Post.

The cardiologist's lawyer Gerald Shargel said in his opening statement, there was a "sexual encounter" but that it was initiated by the woman.

The woman says she's a lesbian and has never had sex with a man.

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