April 19, 2015 |
A 34-year-old woman who defrauded women with the ruse of a fictitious hair show to pay for plastic surgery, apartment rent, a car loan, and Walmart shopping sprees was sentenced Friday in federal court in Philadelphia to 15 months in prison. Tamira Fonville of New York, and conspirator Ricardo Falana of Philadelphia deposited fraudulent checks in banks in the Philadelphia area, prosecutors said. Fonville pleaded guilty in September to conspiracy to commit bank fraud and three counts of bank fraud.
March 11, 2015 |
Padge-Victoria Windslowe - the 43-year-old West Philadelphia woman with a dizzying array of names, personas and professions - was found guilty Monday by a jury in the 2011 death of a British dancer she injected with liquid silicone in an illegal buttocks-enhancement procedure. Windslowe, who testified for 21/2 days in her own defense, stood without apparent emotion - perfectly made up and dressed in black and white - as the jury rejected her claim that she had safely done thousands of silicone injections since 1995.
March 2, 2015 |
PADGE-VICTORIA Windslowe, the self-proclaimed "Michelangelo of buttocks injections," testified yesterday on cross-examination that she had enhanced the butts of celebrities like model Amber Rose and had even been sought out by the likes of rapper Nicki Minaj. "Amber was like a walking billboard," she said. Windslowe, who goes by the stage name "Black Madam," explained that Philly-native Rose had come to see her for injections prior to her fame-days. She claimed that rapper Kanye West, who had dated the model, even once dropped Rose off for a procedure.
December 24, 2014 |
I HAD THE Mutter Museum all wrong. And I'd bet a jar of human skin - which is apparently stored somewhere inside the museum and smells like Romano cheese - that I'm not alone. Ever since I moved to Philadelphia, the museum has always been a place that people have insisted was a must-see as they gleefully ticked off a long list of macabre displays: a two-headed baby floating in formaldehyde, the corpse of a woman called the "Soap Lady," diseased kidneys and livers and any number of anatomical medical oddities to make you go ewww . Gee, I thought, where do I sign up?
November 28, 2014 |
Peter Randall, 91, of Chestnut Hill, an innovator in the field of cleft palate surgery who brought his skills to patients in Philadelphia and abroad, died Sunday, Nov. 16, of a stroke at Foulkeways at Gwynedd, where he had lived for 15 years. Dr. Randall was chairman of the department of plastic surgery at both the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. According to a history of Penn's plastic surgery program, the field developed because of the need to treat soldiers suffering from battlefield wounds and burns in the wake of the two world wars.
August 21, 2014 |
UNLIKE well-known Philadelphia landmarks that bear such famous names as Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Jefferson, the Mutter Museum's namesake is a relatively mysterious fellow. Dr. Thomas Dent Mutter did not start or finish his life in Philadelphia, but during his 15-year tenure in the mid-1800s as professor of surgery at Jefferson Medical College, he was among the country's finest physicians - the city's first surgeon to use ethyl ether anesthesia and an early pioneer in plastic surgery.
August 10, 2014 |
Jen: We hate plastic surgery! How many women in showbiz get plastic surgery by the time they're Jennifer Aniston 's age? Well Jen, 45, ain't one of them. She finds it disturbing to look at women who have had procedures. "I see them and my heart breaks. I think, 'Oh, God, if you only know how much older you look,' " Jen tells Yahoo Beauty Editor in Chief Bobbi Brown. Aging naturally is important both to Jen and her man, Justin Theroux . "I also have a fiancé who will put a gun to my head if I touch my face in any way," she says.
January 21, 2014
Edward Chang has been elected partner, consumer financial services and commercial litigation, at Blank Rome L.L.P ., Philadelphia. He had been of counsel. Heidrick & Struggles International Inc. , Chicago, a professional-services firm focused on serving the leadership needs of organizations globally, has named Alyse Bodine as principal-in-charge of its Philadelphia office. Bodine also is a member of the firm's financial officers practice. The University of Pennsylvania alumna has been a principal with the firm for nearly 10 years.
December 26, 2013 |
What would they have done if they lost? The 49ers beat the Atlanta Falcons, 34-24, Monday night in the last game at Candlestick Park and some San Francisco fans commemorated the event by filling a few of the city's jails. Police said they made 30 arrests during the game, and an additional 81 people were ejected. Most of the arrests were for public drunkenness, though one person was taken into custody on suspicion of trying to steal a seat from the stadium (just one?). Police had to take the miscreants to smaller lockups at district stations because the hoosegow became so full at one point, the San Francisco Chronicle reported.
November 8, 2013 |
New haircuts have been sighted on Jennifer Aniston and Jennifer Lawrence . . . . Josh Hutcherson , who got to kiss Lawrence in the forthcoming Hunger Games sequel, Catching Fire , tells Cosmo mag, "She's a great kisser," and also says he himself is: "On a scale of one to 10, I could be in the upper nines. " Other Catching Fire star Liam Hemsworth , recovering Miley Cyrus fiance, told Jay Leno on Tuesday's Tonight Show that Lawrence is "an absolute maniac in the best way possible" on set. "[L]