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Kim Kardashian’s Wet T-Shirt Honeymoon Photos – What’s Hot and What’s Trending 19 June 2014

Kim Kardashian shows large dark nipples and big boobs in wet t-shirt with arms stretched behind her headKim Kardashian’s Wet T-Shirt Honeymoon Photos – we know that they are a family that are not frightened of showing a lot of flesh but the newly married reality star really put on a good show for her fans with the release of these revealing photos shot during her honeymoon trip to Mexico.

In a recent Keeping Up With The Kardashians episode Kim’s 58-year old mother Kris Jenner was seen in a swimming pool wearing a wet t-shirt much to her daughter’s displeasure so we guess it is no surprise really that Kim is seen also wearing a wet t-shirt during her time at a pool in their villa at the exclusive Mexican resort of Punta Mita. The resort is something of a celebrity favourite having previously been visited by stars such as Jennifer Aniston, John Mayer, Beyonce, Rihanna, Kirsten Dunst, Sofia Vergara and Demi Moore.

Although Kim wasn’t happy with her mother’s wet t-shirt moment on their recent tv series it was quite mild in comparison to the shots of her that have been seen in the last few hours. Kim is seen getting out of the luxury pool wearing just a pair of black bikini bottoms and a very wet t-short that is clinging to her curves. You can clearly see her large breasts and nipples through the wet fabric and she must have been aware of what she was doing and seems happy to show off what a great shape she has got her body in for her recent wedding. 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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Victoria Justice Sexy Photos Stolen From Phone – What’s Hot and What’s Trending 14 April 2013

Victoria Justice in white outfitVictoria Justice Sexy Photos Stolen From Phone – the Nickelodeon actress is not a happy girl after some sexy swimsuit photos of her were stolen from her phone and then published online.

The 20-year old had at least 4 photos of her appearing in a high-cut revealing swimsuit stolen from her phone and then subsequently published online at celeb news site oceanup.com.

She seemed understandably less than impressed by this and after an intervention by the actress’s management the photos were taken down from the website.

She took to Twitter to express her thoughts on the matter saying: “@oceanup I would never post a picture of myself like that. I’m not taking this lightly & I will find out who stole my private property.”

At least one other celeb news site has suggested that the leak of the swimsuit photos may not be entirely unconnected with the fact that Victoria has an album due out soon and the publicity around her swimsuit photos could be seen as welcome news by many a PR firm!

Victoria did in fact return to Twitter later on to thank all of her fans for making her a trending topic. No thanks for the person who stole her phone though! Read the rest of this entry »

 
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40th Anniversary Of First Mobile Phone Call – What’s Hot and What’s Trending 03 April 2013

World's First Mobile Phone.

World’s First Mobile Phone.

40th Anniversary Of First Mobile Phone Call – today, 03 April, marks the 40th anniversary of the first ever mobile phone call.

On 03 April 1973 Martin Cooper, a senior engineer working at Motorola, stood outside the Hilton Hotel in Manhattan and dialled the number of Joel Engel, the Head of research at Bell Laboratories. The phone used to make this historic call was a prototype version of the Motorola Dyna-Tac.

In case you are wondering what Martin Cooper said in that first ever mobile phone call back in 1973 he is what he said as reported by him to the BBC in 2003: “Joel, I’m calling you from a ‘real’ cellular telephone. A portable handheld telephone.”

The phone used by Cooper would not be viewed as being that “mobile” these days as it weighed around 2.5lbs and its dimensions were 9 x 5 x 1.75 inches. It offered just 30m of talktime  and 8hrs of standby after a battery charge of 10hrs so for many people would not offer enough firepower to even get them to work. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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The Dictator, The Appys Apps Award Winners

The Dictator – it’s not long to go until the new Sacha Baron Cohen movie is released.

We have been given some teaser trailers including one of the movie’s opening scenes. The Dictator opens with a short description of the early years of General Aladeen of the Republic of Wadiya. He is shown being born with a fully grown black beard.

He is said to have changed more than 300 words in the Wadiyan language to Aladeen. This includes the words for both positive and negative which causes widespread confusion throughout the country.

The trailer finishes by showing the General competing in his own version of the Olympics with the help of a gun to shoot anyone coming near him. Incidentally this section of the film is available now as an app for the Iphone by free download from the iTunes Store.

Baron Cohen is of course responsible for the earlier movies Borat and Brüno and apparently based his latest movie on the novel Zabibah and the King written by former Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein.

As well as Sacha Baron Cohen, The Dictator also stars Megan Fox in the role of a stuck-up hooker and Anna Faris and Ben Kingsley.

As is quite usual for Baron Cohen he indulged in some typically outrageous publicity for the new movie turning up at the Oscars earlier this year dressed as the General and spilling the contents of an urn he said contained the ashes of Kim Jong-il onto the red carpet in front of Ryan Seacrest. The General said that it was his late friend’s dream to be sprinkled over the red carpet and Halle Berry’s chest again.

The Dictator is set to be released in UK cinemas on 16 May.

The Appys – the annual award ceremony for apps has seen Angry Birds triumph for the 2nd year running.

The Rovio app was named Best Game of 2012 just as it won the same award in 2011. The awards which are sponsored by Carphone Warehouse were held in London and were hosted by Dermot O’Leary.

The night’s big winner was the Sky Sports News app which took away the title of app of the year. It also unsurprisingly won the award for the best sports app for the 2nd year running.

Other winners included YouTube,  which won the prize for best music app as well as best celebrity/entertainment app.

Google Maps won best travel app, eBay won best shopping app, BBC News won best news and weather app, Adobe Photoshop Express won best photography and video app and NHS Direct took away the award for best health and wellbeing app.

Andrew Harrison, CEO of Carphone Warehouse, said: “It’s estimated that in 2012, mobile users will download nearly 36 billion apps. It’s great to see apps across all 12 categories getting the recognition they deserve.”

It seems that we here in the UK are especially keen on our apps as according to Strategy Analytics, UK mobile owners are expected to spend nearly £560 million on apps in 2012. This would represent a bigger portion of mobile consumer spending in Britain compared to the global average.

 
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Gary Barlow, Barclays Pingit – What’s Hot and What’s Trending 20 February 2012

Gary Barlow – the Take That star, songwriter and X Factor judge has announced that he and his wife are expecting their 4th child.

41-year old Gary and his 42-year old wife Dawn already have an 11-year old son and 2 daughters of 9 and 3-years old. After promising fans a news announcement Gary tweeted last night: “My wife and I are expecting our 4th child #Anotherowngoal.”

It looks like being a very big year for Gary as he is believed to be in talks to return as an X Factor judge for the next series after his big success last year and he is also in charge of organising the big concert at Buckingham Palace for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations.

As you might expect for such a popular chap he received a huge wave of congratulations messages from fans after making the announcement.

Gary and wife Dawn have been married since 2000 and met while she was working on Take That’s Nobody Else tour in 1995.

We doubt that there will be any worries about another mouth to feed as it is rumoured that ITV bosses are liking to be offering Gary an increase on his previous £1.5m X Factor contract after he proved so popular with audiences.

He certainly still seems to be ambitious as he later tweeted: ‘Next goal ‘Celebrity Dad of the Year’ #moveasideandre.’ This is obviously aimed at Peter Andre who won the Celebrity Dad of the Year award in 2010 beating both Gary and Jamie Oliver to the title.

Barclays Pingit  – this new smartphone money transfer app has proved very popular since being launched at the end of last week.

The bank believes they have got an important head start on their rivals by being the first major UK bank to enable its customers to transfer sums up to £300 by using their mobiles. As well as attracting new customers directly there is also scope for marketing customers of other banks as anyone receiving funds from a Pingit customer will have had to give out their mobile number so may well expect to get information on the bank and its products.

The app could be very useful if you have forgotten to go the Cashpoint before going out for the night and want to settle up with your friends for drinks or a meal. Although it is only able to be used to pay individuals at the moment it is expected that quite soon the app will be able to used to settle utility bills, pay shopping bills and donate sums to charity.

The new money transfer system looks to be joined soon by a number of rival apps as the other big banks are also thought to be working on similar money transmission schemes. Although we like to think that we are quite sophisticated with these type of things in the UK the truth is that a similar system has been running in parts of Africa for a few years. There are also mobile apps available to make payments for parking in Sweden, Denmark, Norway and Finland. As you might expect Japan is also ahead of us in the mobile payments game.

Aside from Pingit the other likely winner in the mobile payments game is NFC (Near Field Communication) although this does, much as the name suggest, require you to be nearby to the person or business you wish to pay. Many UK smartphones such as Samsung’s Galaxy are already equipped with NFC technology.

The big worry with apps like Pingit is security but Barclays has assured its 12m customers that the app is safe. Users need to enter a 5 digit password to make payments from their mobiles and if the phone is lost the bank details can be remotely wiped from the phone.

 
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Top Totty, Bamboo Smartphone – What’s Hot and What’s Trending 05 February 2012

Top Totty – a real ale has been removed from a bar at the House of Commons as the name and label offended a member of the Shadow cabinet.

Shadow Equalities Minister Kate Green was “disturbed” to hear that the beer was on sale in the Strangers Bar at the House of Commons. This is the bar where MPs can meet guests of the House and although Ms Green found the ale offensive it appears that none of the bar staff had received a complaint about it since it was first served in 2007.

As well as the name she was apparently also upset by the picture on the beer pump which shows a cartoon of a bunny girl wearing a bikini. This cartoon was said to be “demeaning to women” by Ms Green.

Although the beer was immediately removed from the bar after she complained to Sir George Young, Leader of the House, her actions do not seem to have advanced the cause of feminism. As well as the usual suspects standing up to say how idiotic this is they have also been joined on this occasion by a number of feminists.

The general consensus of opinion is that this episode just makes feminists appear to be humourless so she may well have done her cause no good by getting Top Totty removed from Parliament. The UK Independence Party MEP for Stafford (where Top Totty is brewed by Slater’s Ales) said: “This sort of knee-jerk Puritanism does more to damage the cause of equality than a thousand beer labels.It suggests that to be in favour of equality you must be a dour-faced, insult-searching misery.”

To prove that there is no such thing as bad publicity a spokesman (should that have been spokesperson) for Slater’s Ales said that following Kate Green’s remarks demand for the ale had doubled. The beer is described on the company’s site as being “A stunning blonde beer full-bodied with a voluptuous hop aroma.
At 4 per cent it has a ripe and generous fruitiness, with deep and complex hop notes and rich malt.”

Bamboo smartphone – a British university student was so disappointed with the lack of choice available that he designed his own mobile, made out of bamboo.

The new phone is known as the ADzero and was designed by Kieron-Scott Woodhouse, a 23-year old product design student from Middlesex University. The phone will please anyone interested in being environmentally friendly as the bamboo used is locally grown and sustainable. It is also extremely light with the new smartphone said to weigh half the weight of an iPhone.

Apart from a weight advantage it also seems to have a good deal more charm than most mobiles on the market. With the natural features of wood each ADzero would have a slightly different look to any other.

Exact details of the ADzero are fairly slim at the moment, much as we expect the phone to be. What we do know is that it will run using a custom version of the Android software and will use an unusual camera flash  located around the camera lens which is said to give a more even lighting to photos.

Woodhouse originally released the camera just for the Chinese market but had such a positive response to the product that he was approached by a company wanting to market the phone. It is now expected to be on sale in the UK and throughout Europe some time this year although no date has yet been confirmed.

 
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Pat Eastenders, Sonic The Hedgehog 4 – What’s Hot and What’s Trending 01 January 2012

Pat from Eastenders – tonight sees Pat’s departure from the show after actress Pam St Clement has played the part for 26 years.

Pat discovered she was suffering from terminal cancer just a few days ago and tonight her death is marked by a specially composed piece of music (Pat’s Theme, composed by Simon May) which will be played over the end credits. Today’s show will also have another change involving the credits as they will show the new Olympic Stadium at Stratford for the first time.

Pat will be showing gradually fading away during the programme and she will have a whole host of different people visit her on her death-bed. She has been involved with a host of different men during her time on the programme including ex-husband Frank Butcher (played by Mike Reid) and Dirty Den Watts (played by Leslie Grantham). As well as her romantic entanglements Pat also served a stint in prison due to a drink-driving  offence and also briefly had to work as a prostitute. Life was certainly never dull for Pat in Eastenders.

Actress Pam St Clement said that after such a long time playing the part of Pat leaving the show was like a bereavement. Her final scenes shot for tonight’s episode were particularly emotionally draining and she was apparently one of the few people on set who weren’t crying by the time filming stopped.

Tonight’s special 70 minute episode is on BBC1 at 7pm.

Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Episode II – SEGA has finally announced that Sonic 4 Episode II will be released this year.

According to SEGA the new game will have a sharper look than previous adventures with our hedgehog friend as the physics engine of the game has been completely reworked. This is no doubt due to the number of complaints that Episode I of the game received with regard to the physics engine behind that game.

As well as the improved game engine there is other good news for Sonic fans as the new Episode II will feature the return of Sonic’s sidekick Tails the fox whose real name is actually Miles Prower.

Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Episode II will be released for both Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 via Xbox Live and the PlayStation Network respectively.  For the game’s mobile release, Episode II will be released via the Apple App Store, Android Market (where it’ll support Nvidia Tegra processors) and Windows Phone 7. You can see from the list of formats above that the new game is not to be released on Wii and this appears to be due to the poor sales of Episode I on the Nintendo format.

Haruki Satomi, Senior Vice President of Digital Business at SEGA of America said of the forthcoming release: “After twenty years in action, it’s clear that Sonic hasn’t slowed down one bit. The first entry in the Sonic 4 saga was a major success. We’ve listened to the fans and been hard at work making sure we recapture that same spirit of fun in Episode II. We hope the fans will enjoy it.”

Although SEGA have confirmed the new game will be released this year there is no official date available yet.

You can watch the official trailer for Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Episode II below.

 
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iPhone 4S, Genie Bras – What’s Hot and What’s Trending 14 October 2011

iPhone 4S – the much waited for launch day for the iPhone 4S has finally arrived.

Although it would be fair to say that not every review has been quite so glowing a number of Apple fans have taken to the net to show how pleased they are with the new release. This includes, Stephen Fry, who said For users like me it is apparent that the new 8MP front-facing camera, with its five-element lens, facial recognition and image stabilisation is fabulously impressive, as are increased speeds in data browsing and general app loading in everyday use.”

The 2 biggest talked about improvements are the introduction of a new mobile operating system, iOS 5 and the voice activated assistant known as Siri. Typical of the excitement caused by the new Siri feature is this comment by David Pogue in the New York Times “amazing how Siri’s responses can actually form a conversation. Once, I tried saying, “Make an appointment with Patrick for Thursday at 3.” Siri responded, “Note that you already have an all-day appointment about ‘Boston Trip’ for this Thursday. Shall I schedule this anyway?” Unbelievable.”

Siri is clearly set up to deal with plenty of geeky questions. Ask Siri to “open the pod bay doors” and you will be told “I’m sorry (insert your name here), I’m afraid I can’t do that”.

Here in the UK the Daily Telegraph had this to say about the new iPhone 4S “Overall, the iPhone 4S is a good upgrade to a very good phone. It retains the stylish design of the iPhone 4 and gives it a substantial boost. It’s certainly not cheap when you consider some of the alternatives but it feels like a luxury product and it’s an absolute joy to use. If you own the iPhone 4, then whether you upgrade or not depends on how tempted you are by Siri and the new camera. The upgrades in iOS 5 might be enough for iPhone 4 owners. 3GS owners should be in the queue already.”

Genie bras – the new style bras have now been launched in Tesco and Bhs.

The genie bras are a sports bra-style garment that offers total support with no underwiring, hooks or adjustable straps. They have sold a million units in the U.S in just one week and sold out in four hours online in the UK.

The bra, available in UK dress sizes 8-22, has been designed to move with the figure, moulding to the correct cup size.The crop top, retailing at £39.99 for a pack of three, can also be worn to sleep in, during exercise and by expectant or nursing mothers.The wide comfort band provides lift and support whilst the seamless cup design makes it almost invisible under sheer shirts and tops.

They come with insert pockets to offer more coverage by slipping in the extra soft full coverage support pads for an enhanced, sexy, shapelier look. Each pack contains a white, black and nude bra and six full coverage support pads.

A New Image Genie Bra spokesperson said: ‘We are delighted to be launching in Tesco and Bhs. ‘Over 80% of women in the UK are wearing the wrong size bra. ‘Now, finally they can wave goodbye to bad posture, chafing, neck, shoulder, and post operative pain with the New Image Genie Bra.’The New Image Genie Bra launches in Tesco and Bhs on October 24th. Also available direct from www.geniebra.co.uk or freephone 0800 883 0314.

 
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Holly Willoughby, Lost iPhone 5, Madonna, 60 Watt Lightbulb – What’s Hot and What’s Trending 01 September 2011

Holly Willoughby – 30-year old mother of two Holly returned to work today just 5 months after giving birth to daughter Belle. She was starting a new series of Celebrity Juice and had tweeted to fans that she was feeling a little nervous about her first day back at work. General consensus was that she had nothing to worry about as she looked just great with no signs of her recent pregnancy and her usual stylish hair and make-up.

There was an animal theme to her outfit today as she carried an animal print Mulberry Alexa bag and matched it with a pair of pony print heels.

Holly is back on ITV this Monday for her usual This Morning spot with co-host Phillip Schofield.

iPhone 5 lost – in a strange re-run of last year’s loss of the iPhone 4 prototype, Apple seems to have lost the prototype of the new iPhone 5 in a Mexican bar in San Francisco this July. Even more strange are reports that the iPhone 5 may have been sold on Craig’s List for $200. It appears that Apple contacted the San Francisco Police Dept for their help in getting the phone back.

The iPhone 5 was apparently traced electronically to an apartment near the bar but despite police intervention the trail then appears to have gone cold.The bar owner has admitted to being contacted on numerous occasions about the lost iPhone but said that he had not seen the device.

It was only on recent weeks that a California court decided not to press charges against Gizmodo or its former editor for the site’s part in the lost Apple iPhone 4 prototype. Although Gizmodo escaped prosecution two Californian residents were not so lucky being charged with misappropriation of lost property.

Madonna – the singer’s new film is premiering today at the Venice Film Festival. The film “W.E.” is directed by Madonna and tells the story of Wallis Simpson the US divorcee behind the UK abdication crisis back in 1936. Madonna has said that the success of the film “The King’s Speech” will help her latest movie effort as they both look at the same period in history but from different viewpoints.

Madonna has said that she identifies with Mrs Simpson as fame reduces people to “a soundbite”. She has received help with the movie from both of her director ex-husbands Guy Ritchie and Sean Penn.

Madonna has sold over 300 million albums worldwide and was ranked by Billboard magazine back in 2008 as the most successful solo chart artist of all time.

Check out the trailer for the new movie “W.E.” below.

60 watt light bulbs – a strange one to hit our charts this. The EU has made it illegal to manufacture and import 60 watt light bulbs from today. Although businesses are able to sell shoppers all their remaining stock of the 60 watt bulbs once this is gone they will be forced to sell the new energy-saving light bulbs.

The old style bulbs are not considered energy-efficient anymore and are to be replaced by the new halogen and compact fluorescent CLF bulbs. Although the early versions of the CLF bulbs received some criticism for not being bright enough the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs says that this is no longer the case.

A health charity, Spectrum Alliance, claims that around 2 million Britons could be adversely affected by the new style bulbs as they say that they emit ultra violet rays which can cause migraines in some people. THe removal of the 60 watt bulb follows on from the earlier demise of the 100 watt and 75 watt bulbs.

 
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