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Diet pills for boys

Monday, March 25, 2013    

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Hollywood superstars George Clooney and Leonardo DiCaprio have sparked record sales for the diet supplement Meratol with men making up two-thirds of buyers for the first time. Meratol has sold a staggering 25,000 bottles of its diet pill in the UK in the last two months since it was revealed that the A-listers were among celebrity fans. But for the first time in its six-year history, there are more male purchasers than women, who account for 74 per cent of total sales. The pills, made from a cocktail of herbal ingredients including cactus leaves, prickly pear and seaweed, claim to speed up metabolism to burn fat while suppressing appetite. Female celebrity fans include actress Eva Longoria, and the supplement has been promoted by The Only Way Is Essex favourite Lauren Goodger. But it is the Clooney effect which is believed to have sparked the sudden sales surge to men recently, as they look to shed those post-Christmas pounds. A Meratol spokesman said: "We usually see a ration of around 55:45 women to men purchasing our slimming aids. For the first time in six years we can report a significant change in buying patterns, with male customers being our primary customer."

GEORGE and LEO

A-list fans: Veteran actor George Clooney and Hollywood hearthrob, Leonardo DiCaprio.

--Daily Mail

Venus Williams can't seem to keep her mind on the game

If anyone knows the importance of keeping her mind on the game, it's Venus Williams. But the tennis superstar seemed somewhat distracted by the presence of her boyfriend Elio Pis as he joined her on court in Miami, where Venus and her sister Serena are competing in the 2013 Sony Open. Stopping to embrace the handsome hunk, Venus looked like tennis was the last thing on her mind. The Olympic gold medallist was dressed casually for tennis practice in turquoise knee-length leggings and a white V-neck T-shirt. Her only jewellery was one gold necklace. The champion sportswoman's father Richard Williams also popped along to support Venus with his 33-year-old wife Lakeisha and their seven-month-old son Dylan Starr Richard Williams.

VENUS

--Daily Mail

'He told a lie, he's not a liar!' Matthew McConaughey

He is one of the most notorious drug cheats in the history of sport.

But Lance Armstrong can apparently do no wrong in the eyes of his old friend Matthew McConaughey. In a new interview the 43-year-old Mud actor insists his friend isn't a liar. While McConaughey admits he was surprised by the doping scandal, which saw Armstrong stripped of all the titles he won from 1999 to 2005, he insists his friend isn't a liar. McConaughey told Details magazine: "He told a lie, he's not a liar." "But then I thought. Well, what was he supposed to do? Call me to the side and go, 'Hey, I did this?'"

"But I'm happy for him now, because despite all this outside conflict, he doesn't have this inner conflict anymore."

LANCE

--Daily Mail

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