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Bond Exhibition Comes To London – What’s Hot and What’s Trending 18 March 2014

James Bond's Aston Martin DB5 from GoldfingerBond Exhibition Comes To London – a brand new exhibition featuring the largest collection of James Bond cars and memorabilia ever assembled in London opens this week at the London Film Museum in Covent Garden.

Bond In Action was originally held at the National Motor Museum in Beaulieu from January to December 2012 to celebrate 50 years of James Bond in the movies. As well as all the iconic Bond vehicles that featured in the original exhibition this new version will also have on show plenty of other Bond memorabilia such as props and original action sequence boards used in planning the movies. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Aston Martin Release Luxury Children’s Buggy – What’s Hot and What’s Trending 18 October 2013

Aston Martin Surf 007, luxury children's buggy.Aston Martin Release Luxury Children’s Buggy – the luxury car manufacturer has announced it is to release a very high-end children’s buggy later this year.

The new buggy will be called Surf 007 and it is being produced in partnership with the top children’s pram and buggy maker Silver Cross.

The Surf 007 will be based around the design of Aston Martin’s One-77 coupe which has a price tag of around £1.2m so you will not be surprised to hear that the new limited edition buggy will set you back the tidy sum of £2k if yo want to be pushing your child around the park in the coolest buggy money can buy.

As you would expect from an Aston Martin and Silver Cross partnership everything is done to the highest possible standard and there are many luxury touches to this new product.

One feature that we are sure will be popular with the lucky children getting  to have such a luxury buggy is the brilliant air-ride suspension which lets the Surf 007 literally glide over any type of surface. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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New Bentley SUV – What’s Hot and What’s Trending 23 July 2013

Bentley SUVNew Bentley SUV – the luxury car maker has announced that it will be bringing out a new SUV model in 2016.

Customers of the car brand have been asking for an SUV model to join the stable for a number of years and the company has already released a prototype SUV the EXP 9F at last year’s Geneva Motor Show. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Helen Flanagan Worried About Stolen Topless Photos Getting Published – What’s Hot and What’s Trending 26 June 2013

Helen Flanagan Nude Photos on stolen iPhoneHelen Flanagan Worried About Stolen Topless Photos Getting Published – the former Coronation Street actress has not had a good few days as apart from possibly splitting up with long-term boyfriend Scott Sinclair she has been robbed at her £2.8m Cheshire home and as well as lots of jewellery it seems the robbers also took Helen’s iPhone which had a number of private naked photos on it.

The 22-year old is terrified that her private nude photos may end up being published in a newspaper, magazine or splashed all over the net.

As well as the photos her stolen iPhone is also said to contain a number of steamy text conversations between  her and boyfriend Scott. This seems particularly ironic as there had been a big row between the pair in recent days over some “sexting’ texts that Scott is said to have sent the tv interviewer Donatella Panayiotou. He is alleged to have asked her to send him pictures of herself and said that she would look “better with everything off.”

To further add to the pair’s woes after a row over Scott’s “sexting” they are said to have both driven away from their shared home at speed in their high-performance cars (Helen drives an Audi RS8 and Scott has a red Ferrari 458). The end result of this double show of hotheadedness is that both Scott and Helen have ended up getting booked for speeding. as a result they both face 3 penalty points on their licence and a hefty fine. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Online Billionaire Shop, Jenny McCarthy’s Hot Abs At 40 – What’s Hot and What’s Trending 20 December 2012

$72m super yacht Royal Huisman AthenaOnline Billionaire Shop – if you are stuck finding a present for the person who really does have everything then help may be at hand.

The concept behind the site is you can buy everything online that a billionaire might need to enrich their lifestyle. Apparently it is not easy to find a one-stop shop if you are a billionaire and you have to waste time shopping for your yacht in one place, your penthouse somewhere else and then you still need to buy a yacht before you can relax.

With this in mind the Swedish team behind the online gambling site Mutilotto.com developed the new site TheBilionaireShop.Com as they felt that their big gambling winners didn’t have anywhere to spend their cash.

A spokesperson for the site said: ‘Luxury items and products are often hard to find and buy. At TheBillionairesShop.com, it’s the opposite: easy, available and curated. It serves as an inspiration to all people, not just billionaires, who love to dream big.’

In case you were wondering the sort of items available from the site include Aston Martin, Bugatti, McLaren, Mosler and Rolls Royce cars. If you are looking out for a yacht either for yourself or that special person in your life then you have the choice of craft from such companies as Leopard, Pershing, Mondomarine, Sunseeker and Royal Huisman. If your ambitions are based higher than this there are aircraft for sale from Boeing, Cessna, Embraer and Gulfstream. For those with a helicopter license then you are not being left out as there are models from Agusta, Bell and Sikorsky.

So far it seems that the most popular items on the site are the luxury yachts with the private jets coming in a close second. We are not sure if the popularity is those buying or just us mere mortals who are ‘window-shopping.’  Our money is on the window-shopping option as just for example the Athena sailing yacht from Royal Huisman will set you back a cool £44m ($72.15m).  The Athena is shown here and just in case you have the cash kicking around it is 90m long and under full sail it can reach speeds of up to 19 knots

Jenny McCarthy showing hot abs and boobsJenny McCarthy’s Abs On Show At 40 – the former Playboy Playmate of the Year from 1993 has been talking to Shape magazine about how she keeps in such great shape.

She was talking to Shape about how pleased she was that Playboy asked her to be on one of this year’s magazine covers despite the fact that she was nearly 40-years old at the time. She is also delighted that Shape themselves chose her to be this month’s cover girl.

“This is my second time doing Shape. I feel really honored because I’m turning 40 next week. And if they asked me to be on the cover, that means I’m doing something right. I get to work out about five days a week and I really change it because I would lose my mind if I did the same thing over and over again. If I only have two minutes, I have a go to workout and that is lunges, sit-ups and push- ups.”

 It seems that Jenny’s secret to having a hot body at 40 is just plain old hard work at the gym then. Sorry but there is no magic secret we can divulge and no special cream, drink or herb that is responsible for that tight set of abs.
Despite the fact that Jenny not only still models, is a tv presenter, runs, is a single mother to her 10-year old son Evan and also writes books it seems she does have time for one vice. Jenny has admitted that she could not live without a regular fix of chocolate milkshakes.
One final tip from Jenny for those keen to hit the gym and start working out is that she says she must have her own music with her when she hits the gym. “I’d rather be electrocuted than not have my iPod on the treadmill,” she says.
 
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Michael Vaughan and Natalie Lowe Leave Strictly, Original Batmobile For Sale – What’s Hot and What’s Trending 02 December 2012

Michael Vaughan in Strictly Come Dancing - former England Cricket CaptainMichael Vaughan Leaves Strictly – cricketer Michael Vaughan and his dance partner Natalie Lowe became the latest couple to leave Strictly Come Dancing.

Their Samba to Tequila by The Champs failed to impress last night and after only scoring 24 from the judges they found themselves in tonight’s dance-off with Nicky Byrne and Karen Hauer.

Both couples danced better the second time around however the judges all agreed that it was Nicky and Karen’s Argentine Tango to Adele’s Skyfall theme that was the better performance of the two.

There is a rumour going round that Nicky and Karen were only given a place in the dance-off so we could all have another look at Karen Hauer in her see-through Argentine Tango dress!

It was a difficult dance-off for the 2 men as they have become the best of friends since Strictly started back in October this year. Michael and Nicky had both encouraged each other when they had ended up in the dance-off in earlier weeks.

Natalie Lowe - see-through black lace top showing breasts and nipplesTonight Nicky and Karen’s Argentine Tango was just too strong for Michael and Natalie to beat and Michael seemed quite happy that he had made it so far into the competition. He said: ‘Nicky thoroughly deserved that win, he wiped the floor with me! I’ve had a ball, and the real winner for me is this one [Natalie]. She got me to the ninth week, which is quite remarkable. I’ve had a ball. Nine weeks ago I had never been on a shiny floor, and I’ve got to December.

‘September, October, November and still dancing in December. I’ve drained every ounce of dance ability out of my body because of this lady…everything about this show, the judges and everyone backstage, all the contestants have been great, I’ve got new friends that I’ve made for life.

Michael and Natalie really hit it off during their time in the competition and Natalie said of Michael: ‘Words can’t describe how incredible you are. Thank you so much for making this dream come true. I’m sorry I couldn’t have taken you further.’

With Michael leaving this week that means that there are only 6 celebrities left in the competition with just 3 weeks to go until the Strictly final.

Adam West in the BatmobileThe Original Batmobile Is For Sale – if you ever fancied yourself behind the wheel of the original 1966 Batmobile then here is your chance.

The Batmobile is up for sale at a special auction being held by specialist auctioneers Barrett-Jackson at their Scottsdale, Arizona auction house in January.

The Batmobile was made in 1966 by car designer and customizer George Barris. He based his design on the Lincoln Futura concept car. The Futura itself would have been a rare car but the Batmobile was designed around the only Lincoln Futura ever manufactured. In just 3 weeks Barris transformed the Futura into the Batmobile that graced our tv screens for over 3 years.

Here is a technical description of the Batmobile from George Barris himself: ‘Weight is 5500 pounds and it has completely hand formed steel body. Wheel base is 129 inches; overall length is 206 inches and the top height is 48 inches. Powered by a 429 Ford Full Race engine, Moon equipped, NitroOxide Thrust Front end design characteristic is the face of a bat with the hood scoop extending down into the frontal area accentuating the nose. Right and left eyes extend into the ears with dual 450 watt laser beams installed in amber reflective lenses. Hood scoop follows the front area with a hydraulically operated steel chain and cable cutter blade.

Batmobile - 1966 classsic for sale at auctionHidden behind the ears are functional headlights for normal street driving. The grille cavity is the mouth of the bat with the internal mounted rockets. Dual 84 inch rear bat fins are in line with bullet proof steel as added protection for Batman and Robin. Operable red reflective taillights are mounted in the rear of the bat fins. Four 6 inch flared eyebrow bullet proof wheels wells are formed and used as tire protectors. Ten inch wide Rader wheels made of steel and power thrust alloy use traction grip Oval Firestone tires. The rear upper panel has triple rocket tubes and are on an automatic theft control system with shooting colored fire rockets. 360 degree turning is made possible by pulling the emergency bat turn lever that releases and billows the bat impression twin parachutes on a 25 foot nylon cord. Turbine exhaust finned air cooling rear tube is mounted on the V cavity rear grille section with both parachutes installed on each side. Twin aircraft streamlined plexi-glass bubble windshields and top section are made bullet proof and matching in design.

The center safety roll bar arch is made of alloy steel and equipped with operable flashing lights, right and left trouble shooters and miscellaneous warning lights, and then attached to the double bubble top. Twin body contoured air foam bucket seats are formed into the cab compartment of Scottish grain black naugahyde in horseshoe designs, pleats and rolls, black nylon shoulder body and safety belts are fitted for Batman and Robin. The center consul incorporates the power accelerator T arm and the Batman fire extinguisher. Steering wheel incorporates right and left turn indicator buttons made in half aircraft design with all the dials, gauges and speedo installed in center hub.

The dash is equipped with many different Batman innovations such as the Batscope that is hooked up with a revolving closed circuit antenna to bring the Batman full vision plus the Bateye switch for anti-theft control, the antenna is for an information radio wave pickup of messages and computering from the Batcave with an electronic unit installed in trunk. A Detect-a-scope is used to determine the area in which Batman or Robin are in, also the Batray reactors and laser beam button controls, plus many flashing warning lights and directional electronic systems.

Attached to the anti-fire theft control systems are swivel 5-way nozzles that eliminate any fire throughout the vehicle. Ad double cable control exhaust cutout system are used for sound volume. To finish off this different one of a kind vehicle are 40 coats of super gloss black and then is trimmed in an outline of fluorescent cerise.’

The auctioneers are expecting a huge amount of interest in the Batmobile and have said that a price of several millions of dollars is likely.

 
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BBC Children In Need – What’s Hot and What’s Trending 16 November 2012

Children In Need – tonight sees the BBC turn over its main channel to its annual fundraising evening for Children In Need.

The event has been running in its present telethon format since 1980 although the event’s roots go back to 1927 when Auntie Beeb made a 5-minute radio broadcast to raise money for a number of children’s charities.

The main presenter of the Children In Need telethon evening has been Sir Terry Wogan from the very start although he has been joined by a number of different co-presenters over the years including Sue Lawley, Joanna Lumley, Gaby Roslin and Natasha Laplinsky. Tonight Terry is set to be joined by Strictly’s Tess Daly, Radio 1’s Nick Grimshaw and Fearne Cotton.

As ever there are several Children In Need special edition programmes due to be shown tonight including a special edition of Strictly Come Dancing which sees the return of both Ann Widdecombe and Russell Grant. Both Ann and Russell won a host of fans during their time on the show but it was for their entertainment value rather than their dancing abilities.

Other ‘specials’ tonight include features from Top Gear and Eastenders, which will star Lord Sugar in an episode called The Walford Apprentice.

Amongst other events scheduled for this evening’s broadcast are the showing of a special video featuring 20 Olympic and Paralympic stars dancing to Psy’s Gangnam Style.

This year’s official Children In Need single is Something New by Girls Aloud. The single is due to be released on 18 November but copies can already be pre-ordered. For every download of the single 10p will be donated to Children In Need with a further 50p per single being raised by sales of the single in high street shops.

Girls Aloud will be Performing Something New live on tonight’s Children In Need programme and it will no doubt be a highlight of the evening for all their loyal fans who have had to wait a long time since the girls were last seen performing on stage together.

Expectations for tonight’s show are high as last year’s Children In Need event raised £26m on the evening with the total rising to £46m over the year. All money raised by Children In Need goes to helping disadvantaged children and young people in the UK.

In case you were wondering how Children In Need mascot Pudsey Bear got his name it comes from the name of the town in Yorkshire where Pudsey’s designer Joanna Ball was born. Pudsey made his debut on the fundraiser back in 1985 and has been a firm favourite ever since.

 
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