This Week by the Numbers: TLC, "Severe" Hair Loss and Mister Softee

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$2.5 million

The fine that Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling will have to pay, after recordings of his racist comments were leaked online this past weekend. NBA Commissioner Adam Silver also banned Sterling from league for life and has vowed to push the owners of the other 29 NBA teams to vote in favor of forcing Sterling to sell his team.

$40 million

R&B group TLC’s ex-manager Perri “Pebbles” Reid filed a $40 million defamation lawsuit against Viacom over the VH-1 movie made about the group. In the complaint, she asserts the film portrayed her as “conniving and dishonest.” Sounds like Reid herself wants a little tender love and care for her bruised feelings – or, you know, the equivalent in cold hard cash.

$11 billion

The value of the merger between American Airlines and U.S. Airways. A federal judge approved a settlement between the two airlines and the U.S. Department of Justice last week, allowing the merger to move forward. We’re assuming both companies are now flying high.

$5 million

The amount of money a New York lawyer is seeking from LA Fitness. He claims that one of its pools caused him to suffer “severe” hair loss, skin rashes, eye irritation and headaches. You might call it a hairy situation – if the guy had any hair left.

6 minutes

The precise length of time for which we laughed when we found out that Mister Softee is suing Master Softee. And no, you did not read that incorrectly. It’s for real.

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