Model undergoes emergency surgery
British supermodel Naomi Campbell underwent emergency surgery in Brazil to have a cyst removed from her abdomen, one of her doctors and her spokeswoman said Tuesday.
"I can say that I operated on her on Monday and that she is completely healed," doctor Jose Aristodemo Pinotto, a gynecological specialist, told the Web site of the newspaper O Estado de Sao Paulo. "I am already allowing her to get out of bed," he added.
Campbell, 37, was recovering in the Sirio-Libanes Hospital in Sao Paulo, where she was admitted late Monday.
"Naomi Campbell was admitted to hospital last night to have a small cyst removed," Britain's Press Association news agency quoted an unnamed spokeswoman for the model as saying. "Following the successful procedure, she is now resting and is looking forward to getting back to work. She would like to thank the doctors who have kindly looked after her."
Exterminators looking for termites in a monastery in Brazil's biggest city of Sao Paulo found a mummy and a skeleton believed to be at least 200 years old, the head of the monastery said on Tuesday.
"There were some mounds of termite dust and the exterminators broke into the walls to see what was in there," Father Armenio Rodrigues Nogueira, who is in charge of the monastery, said.
"It was a huge surprise."
The bodies, believed to be two nuns, were found weeks ago, but officials at the Mosteiro da Luz (Monastery of Light) decided to keep them secret while the Institute for National Artistic and Historical Heritage did further research.
The Catholic monastery was founded in 1774 by Brazil's first saint, Antonio Galvao, about 50 years before the nation's independence from Portugal.
A Los Angeles federal judge has rejected a motion to move the Britney Spears conservatorship case to U.S. District Court.
Judge Philip Gutierrez said in ruling that the lawyer who claims to represent Spears is not her attorney and has no authority to act on her behalf. The judge says attorney Jon Eardley acted improperly in trying to move the case to federal court. The judge also denied a request by Spears' father, James, and his lawyer to recover their legal costs to defend against the move.