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'I take physical favours' Piers Morgan hits on Chantelle Houghton in unearthed video

'I take physical favours' Piers Morgan hits on Chantelle Houghton in unearthed video

Entertainment
In a clip unearthed by Daily Star Online, the journalist turned TV personality can be seen preparing to interview Celebrity Big Brother winner Chantelle Houghton.The footage is taken from BBC show The Dark Side Of Fame with Piers Morgan.Other stars who appeared on the series back in 2008 included Pamela Anderson, Jim Davidson, Nancy Dell'Olio and Jason Donovan.In our video, Chantelle can be seen walking into the room nervously, before saying: "I was hoping to meet you before, so I could try and bribe you to be generous with me."Piers, now 52, then quickly replied: "Well, I don't take money... physical favours obviously... "Taken aback, a surprised Chantelle says "okay" before taking her place in the hot seat. INSTAGRAMTIME'S UP: Piers Morgan claims he was joking to Chantelle HoughtonC...
Buying a home: How long does it take to save a deposit?

Buying a home: How long does it take to save a deposit?

Business
Potential first-time buyers must typically save for eight years to afford a deposit to buy a home, data suggests.A typical 20% deposit in London is now more than £80,000, according to the Nationwide Building Society.Elsewhere in the UK, the average deposit could be closer to £20,000, the lender said.The squeeze on wages and low interest rates makes it more difficult to raise the money than a decade ago.The Nationwide, which calculated that house prices rose by 2.6% in 2017, analysed its mortgage data for the cost of the typical first-time buyer's house purchase in each region, and from this derived how much a 20% deposit would be.The £80,000-plus cost in London is about £30,000 higher than a decade ago. In other regions, such as the Midlands and northern England, deposit requirements are s
If you are donating a car to charity, pump the brakes and be sure to take these 8 steps

If you are donating a car to charity, pump the brakes and be sure to take these 8 steps

Finance
Thinking of donating your clunker to charity for a nice tax deduction? Proceed with caution.The gifting of used cars to "charities" has become a favorite way for Americans to dispose of unwanted vehicles. And why not? You can avoid the headache of selling or junking the car, help a charitable cause and lower your tax burden all at the same time.Unfortunately, the experience is rarely, in reality, such a win-win situation. Not only do charities typically see little of the proceeds from a used car sale, but donors can run afoul of the taxman if they're not careful."At the end of the day, donating a used car could be the least cost-effective way to give to a charity," said Stephanie Kalivas, an analyst with CharityWatch, an organization that monitors the charitable giving industry.The problem...
By cutting 401(k) contribution limit, Congressional Scrooges want you to work longer, take more risk

By cutting 401(k) contribution limit, Congressional Scrooges want you to work longer, take more risk

Finance
The holiday season is fast approaching. It is a time most people feel more generous to loved ones or to the less fortunate. Not so when it comes to Congress.If lawmakers have their way, taxpayers may have to work longer in their lives, work more hours or have to take more risk in the investment markets to live the retirement they envision now.This is what reducing the 401(k) plan contribution limit could mean. This is what Congress is calling "tax reform."There are 54 million American workers participating in about 550,000 401(k) plans, according to the Investment Company Institute. These plans hold more than $ 5 trillion in assets. This tax reform measure will most likely affect the wealth of most American households and certainly affect the way they save for retirement.A person can make ...
Harvey Weinstein to take leave of absence amid sexual harassment accusations

Harvey Weinstein to take leave of absence amid sexual harassment accusations

Entertainment
Oct. 5 (UPI) --Harvey Weinstein said Thursday he's taking a leave of absence from his production company after an investigative report laid out years of sexual harassment allegations against the film executive.The New York Times detailed multiple accusations, including one from actor Ashley Judd, who said Weinstein asked her to give him a massage or watch him shower in a Beverly Hills, Calif., hotel room."How do I get out of the room as fast as possible without alienating Harvey Weinstein?" she said she thought during the incident 20 years ago.Other former employees of Weinstein Co. and Weinstein's former company, Miramax, made similar allegations. The Times viewed documents indicating he settled with at least eight of his accusers.Weinstein, 65, issued a statement to the Los Angeles Times...