Crying Blood

No, it’s not another Vampire movie. It’s about 14-year-old Twinkle Dwivedi who suffers blood loss from every pore about 50 times each day without being injured or touched. This undiagnosed disorder has prevented the teen from Lucknar, Uttar Pradesh from attending schools for the last two years as she was banned for the uncontrollable bleeding which occurs from her eyes to the soles of her feet.

In the U.S., a 16 year old American boy, Calvino Inman from Rockwood, Tennessee also was reported as suffering from this rare disorder with constant bleeding occurring from his eyes, which is currently being investigated by U.S doctors.

Dr George Buchanan was interested in Twinkle’s case and travelled to India to meet her. As a prominent American paediatric blood specialist even he was stumped. ‘I’ve never seen a case of someone who bleeds spontaneously from their scalp or their palms, or read about it in medical history.’

When he observed Twinkle in the Mumbai’s Jaslok Hospital, he was astonished to see that when she bled he saw “no signs of cuts or bruising anywhere on her body [as] it doesn’t seem physically possible for blood to seep through intact skin.”

Twinkle attests “I bleed from my eyes, my hands, my head, from everywhere. From my ears, nose and eyes as well. It doesn’t hurt when the bleeding starts. But it makes me tired and sometimes I have headaches.”

Through tests that consisted of cutting Twinkle’s skin to see how fast the blood stopped, they have shown that her platelets do not stick together properly meaning that she has a slight clotting disorder, which does not give an indication as to where the bleeding comes from.

Initially Dr Buchanan didn’t rule out abuse or self-infliction as a cause for the bleeding but he observed they had a healthy relationship with Twinkle, a Hindu defending herself saying that she wasn’t “causing this.” She continues, “Why would I want to make myself bleed? I don’t want to be like this. I want to go to school and have a normal life.”

Twinkle’s mother Nandani Diwedi says, “We have tried praying and seeking medical help to cure Twinkle. Sometimes you need to do both.”

Her condition is now being confirmed as one “they have never seen before.”

This unfortunately doesn’t inspire much hope. Also even if seeing someone constantly bleeding worries people, we would have rather not heard that schools are preventing her from her education. Banned is for miscreants and troublemakers. She is guilty of an unpreventable condition. They should make accommodations for the poor girl.

We do like her positivity though and we hope they do find a cure for her.

Guess Dior Makes Everything!

Check out those Dior snowboots Geri Halliwell’s sported this week. They’re kinda nice!

Scary Spice To Judge On X-Factor?

Sending out hints as subtle as freight train flying off the rails, Mel B is seeming to be strongly hinting that she will be involved in X Factor as a judge.

‘Me, an X Factor judge? I’ve met Simon Cowell but I can’t talk about it’ Oh really!

When she asked to discuss the rumours with Hello Magazine she said: ‘That’s funny! Who knows what’s going to happen? We’ll see. That’s something I can’t talk about. I think the show’s great. I’ve seen Simon a few times. I think he’s an amazing businessman. And I’ve met Cheryl a few times. She’s a really lovely lady.’

Forget Cheryl, it’s ALL about Simon though we do think that Mel B would make a unique addition to the mix, better than Ellen in Idol.

Simon To Quit American Idol

Simon has confirmed that this will be his last season on American Idol as in 2011 the U.S version “The X Factor” will premiere with Cowell set to be judge and executive producer for the show.

Minting money one talent show at a time. Wonder what he does with all that money.

What MTV’s Best European Act Is Upto Now

We have no idea but this seems to be the latest release of Turkish rock-rap group maNga. We attempted to read Turkish for some insight as to what their next musical move is and for what we could understand, they are busy with tour dates. Wonder if they’ll hop on over the ocean to us!

Bye Bye Leno

The circling rumours of last week did have some truth to them as it has been reported that Jay Leno has been cancelled from his 10 o’clock time slot. This was a 3 month trial period so the dismal ratings that were said to have affected the network financially are not such a loss. This cancellation was also predicted and expected long before last week.

As Jeff Gaspin, chairman of NBC Universal Television Entertainment so aptly put it Leno’s prime-time talk show “didn’t meet affiliates’ needs”. Expect to see no more of Leno come February 12 before the 2010 Winter Olympics.

The risk the network took on Leno is highly criticized by Mediaweek analyst Marc Berman who calls this “the biggest fiasco in the history of television. What they didn’t realize was that the people who watched Leno in late night were not necessarily the same people who watched in prime time, so there was no reason to believe that his audience would follow him to prime time, [and Conan’s show] “Tonight” lost about half its audience “and actually really hurt late night, which is a big profit center for NBC.”

Jerry Seinfeld said it was the right idea, just at the wrong time but thought it was great the network tried someone new.

The decision now is where Jimmy Fallon, Conan O’Brien and Jay Leno will be put in terms of time slot.