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Brad and Angelina Marriage, Wedding Venue Photos – What’s Hot and What’s Trending 28 August 2014

Aerial view of Chateau Miraval

Aerial view of Chateau Miraval

Brad and Angelina Marriage, Wedding Venue Photos – we all guessed it might happen as it was confirmed today that Brad and Angelina got married last weekend in a quiet private ceremony at their massive estate in the South of France.

We have had rumours almost monthly concerning a wedding date for the most powerful Hollywood couple since they announced their engagement back in April 2012.

The couple quite rightly want to guard not only their own privacy but also that of their 6 children. Their home is the Chateau Miraval which is located in the beautiful Provencal countryside near the town of Correns. It is a stunning 1000-acre estate which now has its own range of top quality wines. Their Chateau Miraval Rosé 2012 was ranked 84 in Wine Spectator’s Top 100 Wines of the Year making it the top-ranked rosé wine of that year.

Their wines are all cultivated organically without the use of any pesticides or chemicals. Once they are ready to be harvested all the estate’s grapes are hand-picked and hand-sorted.  Read the rest of this entry »

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Big Bang Theory’s Kaley Cuoco Buys Kardashian House – What’s Hot and What’s Trending 26 January 2014

Beautiful pool area in Kaley Cuoco's new Tarzana mansion - previously owned by Khloe KardashianBig Bang Theory’s Kaley Cuoco Buys Kardashian House – according to reports BBT’s Kaley Cuoco and new husband Ryan Sweeting have just bought Khloe Kardashian’s Californian home.

The house was up for sale following Khloe’s marriage split with basketball star Lamar Odom.

Khloe and her ex originally purchased the house in Tarzana, California for $3.95m in 2009 and are believed to have sold the property to the Sweetings for around $5.4m.

The property is a sizeable Mediterranean style mansion located in the gated community of Mulholland Park and it has 7 bedrooms and 9 bathrooms which should provide plenty of space if Kaley decides to invite her  BBT co-star friends for a sleepover. Read the rest of this entry »

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Elton John’s White Tie and Tiara Ball 2013 – What’s Hot and What’s Trending 27 June 2013

Samantha Barks in cleavage showing plunge front gown and boyfriend David Gandy. Les Miserables actress and male model. Elton John White Tie and Tiara BallElton John’s White Tie and Tiara Ball 2013 – there was plenty of showbiz glamour on view at this year’s Elton John White Tie and Tiara Ball.

This year marks the 15th consecutive year that the star-studded ball has been held to raise funds for the Elton John Aids Foundation.

The award for the most attractive couple of the evening went to Les Miserables actress Samantha Barks who was at the event with her male model boyfriend 33-year old David Gandy. Gandy is known for his sense of style and can be relied upon to make an effort for a red carpet event. Not for nothing is he referred to as David Gandy Eye Candy!

This time out though it was his 22-year old actress girlfriend who was turning heads with her choice of a cream dress with an extremely plunging front.

Another person who can be relied upon to look good for a big occasion is actress Uma Thurman who looked in great shape in her figure-hugging dark gown. Read the rest of this entry »

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Ex Supermodel Christie Brinkley Poses In Swimsuit At Age 59 – What’s Hot and What’s Trending 21 May 2013

Christie Brinkley looks super hot in see-through black swimsuit at age of 59

Christie Brinkley age 59

Ex Supermodel Christie Brinkley Poses In Swimsuit At Age 59 – the former supermodel is appearing on a magazine cover for new publication Social Life.

Brinkley was on over 500 magazine covers during her prime modelling years in the 1970’s and 80’s. Most famously she was the cover girl for 3 consecutive editions of Sports Illustrated’s Swimsuit Edition between 1979 and 1981.

This time out she is appearing in a swimsuit at the age of 59-years old and is by the pool of her luxury 18th Century home in Bridgehampton in The Hamptons in New York. It is no surprise that she has such a beautiful home as just last year she was ranked 3rd in a list of the world’s richest models. After leaving the world of modelling Brinkley has made many smart investments most notably in the world of real estate. She is thought to be worth in excess of $80m.

What is clear is that Christie is not posing in a swimsuit because she needs the money. What is just as clear is that at the age of 59 she still looks fantastic. Read the rest of this entry »

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Kate Winslet Marries Ned RocknRoll – What’s Hot and What’s Trending 27 December 2012

Kate Winslet and Ned RocknRoll Get MarriedKate Winslet Marries Ned RocknRoll – as the 37-year old actress confirms that she has married the big question being asked is will she use his last name?

Kate has been married twice before, firstly to film director Jim Threapleton in 1998 after they met on the set of Hideous Kinky and then again in 2003 when she married American Beauty and Skyfall director Sam Mendes.

Ned was previously married to Eliza Pearson the heiress daughter of Viscount Cowdray. Their wedding was held at the Cowdray country estate near Midhurst in West Sussex. The estate is seen as the home of British polo, the favourite sport of many of the Royal Family.

Kate and Ned met whilst she was on holiday on Richard Branson’s luxury holiday destination Necker Island in the British Virgin Islands. At the time Kate was in a relationship with Burberry model Louis Dowler and the relationship was said to have ended during a stay at Necker in August 2011 when a fire broke out at the island’s main property.  Kate received praise at the time of the fire when she rescued Richard Branson’s elderly mother from the burning building.

Ned, whose birth name was Abel Smith (not so rock’n’roll is it?) is a nephew of Richard Branson and works for his company Virgin Galactic, which famously deals in space trips for rich tourists who have been everywhere else. Ned’s mother Lindy is Sir Richard’s sister.

Kate’s spokesperson conformed that the couple had married earlier in December at a small private ceremony held in New York. The couple invited just 6 friends each to the ceremony, which was held in a converted barn. In fact neither the bride or groom’s parents attended the ceremony and were apparently even surprised to hear that a wedding had taken place.

Kate’s Titanic co-star Leonardo Di Caprio gave her away and Ned’s brother Jack was his best man.

Kate Winslet looking hot in white dressIt was announced this September that Kate and Ned had permanently relocated to the UK and were living together in a 15th Century estate in West Sussex. Their new move has not been without its problems however as the local parish council objected to the pair’s plans to erect a 2m gate and fence at the property saying that it believed the alterations were more suitable for an urban property than one in their small hamlet.

Kate has been amazingly successful in her movie career and as well as winning the Best Actress Oscar for her role in The Reader she also became the youngest person to get 6 Oscar nominations when her nomination for Best Actress for The Reader at the age of 33 surpassed the achievement of Bette Davis who was 34 when she received her 6th Oscar nomination for Now Voyager.

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Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin’s New Home, Alan Turing’s 100th Anniversary

Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin – the A list couple have bought themselves a brand new LA property.

This goes with the house they already own in London (actually 2 houses knocked together), the estate in the Hamptons outside New York as well as a luxury penthouse in Manhattan.

The new property is in the Mandeville Canyon area in the Brentwood district of LA and is said to have cost them around $10.4m (£6.6m) for the 8k sq ft property which has 6 bedrooms and 8 bathrooms. The couple will also have stables in their new home as well as a cottage for guests in the grounds. The back garden (not really a back garden as any of us would understand) is huge with large areas of lawn and also plenty of options for entertaining guests for garden parties.

At the moment the couple and their young family divide their time between their London home and their 2 US homes but we wonder if things are about to change with the purchase of the new Californian property which will be  their most expensive home by some distance.

The couple have not officially commented on their new purchase but in recent months Gwyneth has posted comments via Twitter on how she finds travelling with a young family very demanding.

The new property was only built last year as a concept home by the noted US designer Windsor Smith. Not surprisingly given the designer’s name this has led to the home being called the “House of Windsor” and prior to being purchased by Martin and Paltrow it was featured in Veranda magazine. A particular talking point of the property is the very large kitchen which was also designed by Smith and she has described kitchens as being the new living rooms.

Smith is clearly a fan of England and English design and has incorporated a number of classic English features into the US property. She is also a personal fan of things linking in with her last name as well as she uses a silver pen for her work that once belonged to the Duchess of Windsor.

With such a large US property investment and noting the actress’s comments on Twitter we wonder of the Paltrow/Martin family are looking at relocating permanently to America and cutting their ties with the UK. Adding to the likelihood of a full-time move to the US is the fact that Gwyneth’s mother, actress Blythe Danner, also lives in the US.

Alan Turing – today would have been the mathematician, computer scientist, AI specialist and cryptoanalyst’s 100th birthday.

Turing was responsible for a number of big innovation, especially in the world of computing. His work on algorithms and computation paved the way for all of today’s modern computers and their operating systems.

He is closely associated with the work done at Bletchley Park during the Second World War. This codebreaking work on the encrypted messages from the German Enigma machines is often hailed as being behind the Allied victory and certainly saved thousands if not millions of lives.

Sadly Turing’s private life could not be described as being as successful as his work. He was gay at a time when this was still a criminal offence and was prosecuted in 1952 by the government he had helped to save only a few years earlier. He was then given the choice of imprisonment or an experimental form of chemical castration. He chose castration as imprisonment would have meant an end to any work for the British Government, effectively ending all his research.

Two years later in 1954 Turing was dead. His inquest ruled his death as suicide by cyanide poisoning although there are now doubts being cast on this verdict. In fact his family insisted at the time that his death was not suicide and he had been described by many friends and colleagues as being happy in the days before his death as well as leaving his usual “To Do” notes on his desk before leaving his office.

Although far too late to be of any use to Turing or his close family the British Government did issue an official apology for his treatment in 2009. The then Prime Minister Gordon Brown said: “While Mr. Turing was dealt with under the law of the time and we can’t put the clock back, his treatment was of course utterly unfair and I am pleased to have the chance to say how deeply sorry I and we all are for what happened to him.”

Turing could certainly be described correctly by that much overused word “genius.” There were some of the finest minds in the world working at Bletchley Park during the Second World War and many of those working there with Turing have described him as the brightest of them all.

If he had lived longer who knows what other innovations he would have been responsible for in the world of computing.

When you see the Google Doodle today in his honour (which spells out Google in binary code in case you were wondering) them remember to say a word of thanks for the man who probably more than anyone has made it possible for you to have a computer in the first place.


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Harry Styles and Emily Atack, Mark Zuckerberg Gets Married

Harry Styles and Emily Atack – it looks like the One Direction singer has moved on from dating older women and gone to someone more his own age.

Perhaps the 18-year old is doing it in stages as at 22 Emily is still older than any girls the rest of the band have been linked with.

Friends have said that it is Harry’s first serious relationship since he split from 32-year old Xtra Factor host Caroline Flack in March. He has been spotted with model Emma Ostilly and a number of other girls since his break-up with Caroline but has not been seeing anybody seriously. Apart from anything else Harry has been too busy touring round America and Australia.

Apparently the One Direction singer has always had a bit of a thing for Emily, who is best-known here for playing Charlotte Hinchcliffe in The Inbetweeners on E4. Emily has also been seen on our screens taking part in Dancing On Ice in 2010 where she made it through to the 8th week.

It seems as though Emily has also had a thing for Harry for some time as 2 years ago she tweeted: ‘Does Harry from One Direction HAVE to be 16?! Let’s pretend he’s 18 at least! Then there would only be One Direction he would be going… to the bedroom!’

Harry has been busy with the rest of the band recording their 2nd album at a studio in Stockholm.

The pressure us staying on for the boys as they jet off to the US this week to begin a 3 month tour there. If things are to progress for Harry and Emily it looks as if at least one of them will be clocking up a few air miles in the coming months.

There is already a strong musical link in Emily’s family as her mother, actress Kate Robbins, is a cousin of Sir Paul McCartney.

Mark Zuckerberg – the 28-year old founder and CEO of Facebook married long-term girlfriend Priscilla Chan yesterday to finish off quite a week for the couple.

It is no surprise that Zuckerberg chose to announce his latest news via a status update on his Facebook page and accompanied the posting with a photo of the couple in their wedding outfits.

All the guests at the ceremony believed they were there to celebrate Priscilla’s recent graduation in pediatrics from medical school. Instead the 100 guests got to see the couple exchange vows in an intimate ceremony in the backyard of their property in Palo Alto in California.

Zuckerberg apparently designed the ruby wedding ring himself and after the ceremony everyone dined on food from the couple’s favourite restaurants before having Burdick chocolate mice, which the pair had together on their first date.

Following the flotation of Facebook last week Zuckerberg is now worth over $19 billion. The company’s rise has been astonishing and the flotation values the company at $104 billion, a similar figure to Amazon.

Chan and Zuckerberg had planned the wedding for some 4 months and have known each other for over 9 years, having first met at Harvard where Zuckerberg famously invented Facebook.

Facebook is now used by 900 million people worldwide and last year the company made a $1 billion dollar profit.

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