Saturday, February 28, 2015

Palatability, Satiety and Calorie Intake

WHS reader Paul Hagerty recently sent me a very interesting paper titled "A Satiety Index of Common Foods", by Dr. SHA Holt and colleagues (1).  This paper quantified how full we feel after eating specific foods.  I've been aware of it for a while, but hadn't read it until recently.  They fed volunteers a variety of commonly eaten foods, each in a 240 calorie portion, and measured how full each food made them feel, and how much they ate at a subsequent meal.  Using the results, they calculated a "satiety index", which represents the fullness per calorie of each food, normalized to white bread (white bread arbitrarily set to SI = 100).  So for example, popcorn has a satiety index of 154, meaning it's more filling than white bread per calorie. 

One of the most interesting aspects of the paper is that the investigators measured a variety of food properties (energy density, fat, starch, sugar, fiber, water content, palatability), and then determined which of them explained the SI values most completely.

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Friday, February 27, 2015

Soda-Free Sunday

Last Thursday, I received a message from a gentleman named Dorsol Plants about a public health campaign here in King County called Soda Free Sunday.  They're asking people to visit www.sodafreesundays.com and make a pledge to go soda-free for one day per week. 

Drinking sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs), including soda, is one of the worst things you can do for your health.  SSB consumption is probably one of the major contributors to the modern epidemics of obesity and metabolic dysfunction.

I imagine that most WHS readers don't drink SSBs very often if at all, but I'm sure some do.  Whether you want to try drinking fewer SSBs, or just re-affirm an ongoing commitment to avoid them, I encourage you to visit www.sodafreesundays.com and make the pledge.  You can do so even if you're not a resident of King county.

Your Brain on Potato Chips

Or, more accurately, a rat's brain on potato chips.  Last week, PLoS One published a very interesting paper by Dr. Tobias Hoch and colleagues on what happens in a rat's brain when it is exposed to a highly palatable/rewarding food (1).  Rats, like humans, overconsume highly palatable foods even when they're sated on less palatable foods (2), and feeding rats a variety of palatable human junk foods is one of the most effective ways to fatten them (3).  Since the brain directs all behaviors, food consumption is an expression of brain activity patterns.  So what is the brain activity pattern that leads to the overconsumption of a highly palatable and rewarding food?

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Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Salt Sugar Fat

I'd just like to put in a quick word for a book that will be released tomorrow, titled Salt Sugar Fat: How the Food Giants Hooked Us, by Pulitzer prize-winning author Michael Moss.  This is along the same lines as Dr. David Kessler's book The End of Overeating, which explains how the food industry uses food reward, palatability, and food cues to maximize sales-- and as an unintended side effect, maximize our waistlines.   Judging by Moss's recent article in New York Times Magazine, which I highly recommend reading, the book will be excellent.  I've pre-ordered it.


Pam and Matt's Wedding

Pam and Matt's Wedding

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Image by c&rdunn Our wonderful friends Pam and Matt were married aboard the Celebrity Solstice. The wedding party and guests boarded early while the ship was still dockside, and they conducted the ceremony in the Sky Observation Lounge. Immediately afterward there was a reception. Then half the guests left the ship, and the other half headed off to Alaska. We all had a wonderful time!

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Image by c&rdunn Our wonderful friends Pam and Matt were married aboard the Celebrity Solstice. The wedding party and guests boarded early while the ship was still dockside, and they conducted the ceremony in the Sky Observation Lounge. Immediately afterward there was a reception. Then half the guests left the ship, and the other half headed off to Alaska. We all had a wonderful time!

Pam and Matt's Wedding celebrity wedding photos
Image by c&rdunn Our wonderful friends Pam and Matt were married aboard the Celebrity Solstice. The wedding party and guests boarded early while the ship was still dockside, and they conducted the ceremony in the Sky Observation Lounge. Immediately afterward there was a reception. Then half the guests left the ship, and the other half headed off to Alaska. We all had a wonderful time!

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Image by Eva Rinaldi Celebrity and Live Music Photographer Ronan Keating At State Theatre, Sydney, Australia The State Theatre in the heart of Sydney presented Ronan Keating tonight - on this Australia Day. We learn that Keating has quite a bit to say about the entertainment industry when he's not performing on stage or producing new records in a studio... The music industry is entering a brave new world this year, says Irish performing artist Ronan Keating. Subscription music websites, the shrinking of traditional media and the rise of social networking sites are just some of the challenges forcing change on the industry, the judge of The X Factor says. "It looks like that's the way it's going to go and it's scary and it's tough but you have to embrace it," the former Boyzone singer tells news media. "Record companies made a big mistake [in] not embracing the internet when it first happened," he says. TV shows such as The X Factor and Australian Idol play and important role in the biz he says. "I think it's great … when the record companies are struggling and there's not enough money out there to go and discover people," he says. "If you're an up-and-coming star and you want to do well, then a show like The X Factor is really important." Keating is now looking to expand his horizons into the movie industry. "I've gone to a lot of auditions over the year and I've just never been ready and I have never been good enough," he says. "[But] I feel over the last two years, I've grown into my skin and feel comfortable … to prove to people that I can act." Last year he scored his first acting gig in the musical Goddess, due to be released this year. Keating is ready for the hard yards ahead of him. "It's harder for someone, like a singer, to prove they can be an actor because people immediately want to say, 'Oh, he's no good," Keating says. "Someone like Harry Connick jnr has totally established himself as an actor, probably more than a singer … Jon Bon Jovi has made some films along the way and he's done well." Support Act: Sharon Corr Sharon was brilliant tonight and was certainly the calibre of talent worthy of opening a show for Ronan Keating. She performed 'So Young', 'Joy Of Live' and 'Radio'. Bio of Sharon Corr Grammy Nominee/Brit Award Winner, singer/songwriter and violinist â€" hugely successful both as a member of legendary Irish group The Corrs and now as a solo artist. Much has been written about the incredible talent for melodies The Corrs exhibited throughout their 15 year long career. Their unique blend of Celtic/Pop/Rock sold over 40 million albums. They toured arenas and stadiums across the globe. With a string of massively successful albums and singles played to this day like Runaway, So Young, Radio, Breathless - The Corrs have been a household name on every continent. “Music is what makes me tick“ says Sharon and true to that when The Corrs took time off to focus on their growing families, Sharon â€" while having her own 2 children - began to write and record her debut solo album ”Dream Of You“ released in 2010. “Dream Of You“ is a collection of beautifully crafted, melodic pop gems, a remarkable debut that demands to be listened to in full â€" each story and melody flowing seamlessly into the next. Album features a stunning version of Mna na hEireann with legend Jeff Beck. If the hits Sharon wrote for The Corrs were her songs of innocence her solo album can be described as her songs of experience. Sharon has relished her new role as a solo artist: playing festivals such as Glastonbury and the Isle of Wight and touring extensively. Music remains Sharon’s great passion and it is simply who she is and what she does. Sharon continues to support the causes she believes in. The Corrs were ambassadors of Nelson Mandela’s 46664 Campaign, they took part in Live 8, Pavarotti and Friends for The Children of Liberia and The Prince’s Trust 2004. They also supported the families and victims of the Omagh bombing. In recognition of their work the band members were awarded MBEs. Today Sharon is the face of OXFAM Ireland with their recently launched campaign Make Space for OXFAM, she is also a patron of Console â€" who help prevent suicide and council the suicide bereaved. Bio of Ronan Keating With those dazzling poster-boy looks, Ronan Keating became one of Europe's most endearing stars as the leader of the Irish boy band Boyzone. The five Irish lads in Boyzone, who made their debut in 1993, built their charismatic style into one of the biggest European pop/rock acts of the '90s. But before he was winning over the world, Keating was a middle-class kid living in Dublin. Born Ronan Patrick John Keating on March 3, 1977, he was the last of four children in the Keating household. His father, Gerry, was a pub owner and his mother, Marie, was a hairdresser, so financially the Keating family was trying to make ends meet. The working trudge instilled the desire to work in the youngest Keating. While working in a local shoe store, he noticed a search advertisement for an Irish Take That. The 14-year-old beat out 300 hopefuls with his own rendition of the Cat Stevens song "Father and Son" and was headed toward becoming a celebrity. Boyzone released four albums, every one debuting at number one in the U.K. They released 16 singles, each one charting in the Top Three on the U.K. charts. Most notably, Americans will recognize this five-piece as the dashing young men singing behind U2's Bono in "The Sweetest Thing" video. Six years into being part of one of the U.K.'s brightest and biggest-selling pop bands, Keating searched for an alternate creative outlet. He began managing another male pop group called Westlife. He married Irish model Yvonne Connelly in April 1998 and the following year they had a son, Jack. Musically, however, Keating's intentions stayed in tune with his internal spirit. He couldn't possibly steer clear of the media spotlight for long and something positive was bound to come of it. He recorded his debut solo effort in early 2000 under the craftsmanship of artists such as Bryan Adams and Barry Gibb. His sensual and childlike persona was full-fledged. He is a working songsmith with the utmost class, and counterparts like Robbie Williams and Gary Barlow might be considered a bit shy of such inborn grace. Ronan was issued overseas in mid-2000, and a U.S. version followed in October. For 2002's Destination, Keating collaborated with songwriter and ex-New Radicals frontman Gregg Alexander. This album was another smash overseas with hit singles such as "I Love It When We Do" and "I've Got My Heart on You," yet it failed to see a release in the States. Two years later, Keating issued Turn It On. His rendition of Terence Trent D'Arby's "Let Her Down Easy" and songs co-written with Deacon Blue's Ricky Ross were featured in another mature set from the former boy band singer. 10 Years of Hits followed in 2005, and a year later Keating released the studio album Bring You Home. In 2009 Keating released the heartfelt tribute album Songs for My Mother, which was dedicated to his late mother, Marie, who had passed away from breast cancer in 1998. Keating released a collection of duets, appropriately titled Duet, in 2010. ~ MacKenzie Wilson, Rovi Websites Ronan Keating official website www.ronankeating.com Sharon Corr www.sharoncorr.com State Theatre www.statetheatre.com.au Michael Coppel Presents www.coppel.com.au Eva Rinaldi Photography Flickr www.flickr.com/evarinaldiphotography Eva Rinaldi Photography www.evarinaldi.com Music News Australia www.musicnewsaustralia.com

Ronan Keating celebrity kids names
Image by Eva Rinaldi Celebrity and Live Music Photographer Ronan Keating At State Theatre, Sydney, Australia The State Theatre in the heart of Sydney presented Ronan Keating tonight - on this Australia Day. We learn that Keating has quite a bit to say about the entertainment industry when he's not performing on stage or producing new records in a studio... The music industry is entering a brave new world this year, says Irish performing artist Ronan Keating. Subscription music websites, the shrinking of traditional media and the rise of social networking sites are just some of the challenges forcing change on the industry, the judge of The X Factor says. "It looks like that's the way it's going to go and it's scary and it's tough but you have to embrace it," the former Boyzone singer tells news media. "Record companies made a big mistake [in] not embracing the internet when it first happened," he says. TV shows such as The X Factor and Australian Idol play and important role in the biz he says. "I think it's great … when the record companies are struggling and there's not enough money out there to go and discover people," he says. "If you're an up-and-coming star and you want to do well, then a show like The X Factor is really important." Keating is now looking to expand his horizons into the movie industry. "I've gone to a lot of auditions over the year and I've just never been ready and I have never been good enough," he says. "[But] I feel over the last two years, I've grown into my skin and feel comfortable … to prove to people that I can act." Last year he scored his first acting gig in the musical Goddess, due to be released this year. Keating is ready for the hard yards ahead of him. "It's harder for someone, like a singer, to prove they can be an actor because people immediately want to say, 'Oh, he's no good," Keating says. "Someone like Harry Connick jnr has totally established himself as an actor, probably more than a singer … Jon Bon Jovi has made some films along the way and he's done well." Support Act: Sharon Corr Sharon was brilliant tonight and was certainly the calibre of talent worthy of opening a show for Ronan Keating. She performed 'So Young', 'Joy Of Live' and 'Radio'. Bio of Sharon Corr Grammy Nominee/Brit Award Winner, singer/songwriter and violinist â€" hugely successful both as a member of legendary Irish group The Corrs and now as a solo artist. Much has been written about the incredible talent for melodies The Corrs exhibited throughout their 15 year long career. Their unique blend of Celtic/Pop/Rock sold over 40 million albums. They toured arenas and stadiums across the globe. With a string of massively successful albums and singles played to this day like Runaway, So Young, Radio, Breathless - The Corrs have been a household name on every continent. “Music is what makes me tick“ says Sharon and true to that when The Corrs took time off to focus on their growing families, Sharon â€" while having her own 2 children - began to write and record her debut solo album ”Dream Of You“ released in 2010. “Dream Of You“ is a collection of beautifully crafted, melodic pop gems, a remarkable debut that demands to be listened to in full â€" each story and melody flowing seamlessly into the next. Album features a stunning version of Mna na hEireann with legend Jeff Beck. If the hits Sharon wrote for The Corrs were her songs of innocence her solo album can be described as her songs of experience. Sharon has relished her new role as a solo artist: playing festivals such as Glastonbury and the Isle of Wight and touring extensively. Music remains Sharon’s great passion and it is simply who she is and what she does. Sharon continues to support the causes she believes in. The Corrs were ambassadors of Nelson Mandela’s 46664 Campaign, they took part in Live 8, Pavarotti and Friends for The Children of Liberia and The Prince’s Trust 2004. They also supported the families and victims of the Omagh bombing. In recognition of their work the band members were awarded MBEs. Today Sharon is the face of OXFAM Ireland with their recently launched campaign Make Space for OXFAM, she is also a patron of Console â€" who help prevent suicide and council the suicide bereaved. Bio of Ronan Keating With those dazzling poster-boy looks, Ronan Keating became one of Europe's most endearing stars as the leader of the Irish boy band Boyzone. The five Irish lads in Boyzone, who made their debut in 1993, built their charismatic style into one of the biggest European pop/rock acts of the '90s. But before he was winning over the world, Keating was a middle-class kid living in Dublin. Born Ronan Patrick John Keating on March 3, 1977, he was the last of four children in the Keating household. His father, Gerry, was a pub owner and his mother, Marie, was a hairdresser, so financially the Keating family was trying to make ends meet. The working trudge instilled the desire to work in the youngest Keating. While working in a local shoe store, he noticed a search advertisement for an Irish Take That. The 14-year-old beat out 300 hopefuls with his own rendition of the Cat Stevens song "Father and Son" and was headed toward becoming a celebrity. Boyzone released four albums, every one debuting at number one in the U.K. They released 16 singles, each one charting in the Top Three on the U.K. charts. Most notably, Americans will recognize this five-piece as the dashing young men singing behind U2's Bono in "The Sweetest Thing" video. Six years into being part of one of the U.K.'s brightest and biggest-selling pop bands, Keating searched for an alternate creative outlet. He began managing another male pop group called Westlife. He married Irish model Yvonne Connelly in April 1998 and the following year they had a son, Jack. Musically, however, Keating's intentions stayed in tune with his internal spirit. He couldn't possibly steer clear of the media spotlight for long and something positive was bound to come of it. He recorded his debut solo effort in early 2000 under the craftsmanship of artists such as Bryan Adams and Barry Gibb. His sensual and childlike persona was full-fledged. He is a working songsmith with the utmost class, and counterparts like Robbie Williams and Gary Barlow might be considered a bit shy of such inborn grace. Ronan was issued overseas in mid-2000, and a U.S. version followed in October. For 2002's Destination, Keating collaborated with songwriter and ex-New Radicals frontman Gregg Alexander. This album was another smash overseas with hit singles such as "I Love It When We Do" and "I've Got My Heart on You," yet it failed to see a release in the States. Two years later, Keating issued Turn It On. His rendition of Terence Trent D'Arby's "Let Her Down Easy" and songs co-written with Deacon Blue's Ricky Ross were featured in another mature set from the former boy band singer. 10 Years of Hits followed in 2005, and a year later Keating released the studio album Bring You Home. In 2009 Keating released the heartfelt tribute album Songs for My Mother, which was dedicated to his late mother, Marie, who had passed away from breast cancer in 1998. Keating released a collection of duets, appropriately titled Duet, in 2010. ~ MacKenzie Wilson, Rovi Websites Ronan Keating official website www.ronankeating.com Sharon Corr www.sharoncorr.com State Theatre www.statetheatre.com.au Michael Coppel Presents www.coppel.com.au Eva Rinaldi Photography Flickr www.flickr.com/evarinaldiphotography Eva Rinaldi Photography www.evarinaldi.com Music News Australia www.musicnewsaustralia.com

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Nice Celebrity Gossips photos

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Image by classic_film Vintage 1950s magazine advertisement, Old Gold Cigarettes, with legendary TV host, actor, and announcer Dennis James (August 24, 1917â€"June 3, 1997), 1951 Brief Dennis James bio from Wikipedia: American television personality, actor, and announcer. He is credited as the host of television's first network game show, the DuMont Network's Cash and Carry, in 1946. James was the first person to host a telethon and the first to appear in a television commercial. [...] James often addressed the TV audience as "Mother", a practice he had begun when discussing the finer points of wrestling during his sports broadcasts. He feared the men in the audience would be insulted by the implication that they didn't already know the rules (even if they didn't), but would accept that James was merely explaining things for the benefit of women viewers. During the 1953â€"54 season, James was the announcer of the quiz program Judge for Yourself, which aired on NBC, with Fred Allen as the emcee. James gained his greatest fame as the host of numerous game shows. Prior to 1956, he and Bert Parks hosted the ABC musical game show Stop the Music. In 1956, James emceed the short-lived High Finance on CBS in which contestants answer current events questions to build up a jackpot for prizes. James later hosted the NBC daytime revival of Name That Tune (1974â€"75) and his last game show, the weekly syndicated nighttime version of The (New) Price is Right (1972â€"77). James and producer Mark Goodson co-hosted a promotional film, selling stations on the 1972 revival of Price, which was originally hosted by James' fellow TV pioneer Bill Cullen. [...] Outside of sports and game shows, James was also a popular commercial spokesman for products including Old Gold cigarettes, Kellogg's cereals and, through his own production company, many local and regional companies and businesses. For nearly 30 years, James was the spokesman for Physicians Mutual Insurance Company until his death in 1997. His expression "Okay? Okay!" became a trademark in many of James' commercials. He returned to his wrestling roots in the 1978 Henry Winkler film The One and Only as the announcer for Winkler's title match, and was also the wrestling commentator in Rocky III for Rocky Balboa's match against Thunderlips (played by Hulk Hogan). His final acting appearance was in The Method in 1997. ************************* Published in Quick news weekly magazine, Sep. 24, 1951, Vol. 5 No. 13 Fair use/no known copyright. If you use this photo, please provide attribution credit; not for commercial use (see Creative Commons license)

A Brief History of Hollywood women celebrities
Image by Profound Whatever 1910-1920 â€" Since the majority of early movie audiences are women and children, moviemakers begin producing adventure serials with women in lead roles, including actress Pearl White, dubbed “the queen of the serials”. Female writers and directors are common behind-the-scenes: Alice Guy-Blaché breaks ground as a highly prolific director in the pre-Hollywood era, while Lois Weber becomes the highest paid director during Universal’s early years. Journalist Frances Marion is hired as a screenwriter and writes over 250 films, including THE POOR LITTLE RICH GIRL for Mary Pickford, already one of the country’s most respected actresses. Pickford’s rewarding partnership with Marion helps forge a new type of celebrity: the movie star.

Award Winner women celebrities
Image by Extra Medium This woman won the award for "Hottest Girl in Rap Video". So with categories like that, you know we're dealing with a top-notch award show. I found out that she's actually pretty popular. I sent her a photo of mine, and she was so excited she actually is using it as her default Myspace profile photo. Not bad since she already had plenty of photos from that night.

Shots from the 2012 San Francisco Carnaval

Shots from the 2012 San Francisco Carnaval

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Image by Alaskan Dude At the end of May each year there is a great Carnaval in San Francisco's Mission District. It is a big celebration of Central and South American cultures as well as some San Francisco humor. The parade is awesome - it lasts for over three hours with groups in great costumes, a lot of dancers, bands, performers, celebrities, and people in native outfits - all in all very worth going to. I took these photos in May 2012; I missed the 2013 parade but really hope to be back for the 2014 edition!

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Image by Alaskan Dude At the end of May each year there is a great Carnaval in San Francisco's Mission District. It is a big celebration of Central and South American cultures as well as some San Francisco humor. The parade is awesome - it lasts for over three hours with groups in great costumes, a lot of dancers, bands, performers, celebrities, and people in native outfits - all in all very worth going to. I took these photos in May 2012; I missed the 2013 parade but really hope to be back for the 2014 edition!

Cool Latest Celebrity News images

Cool Latest Celebrity News images

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Kim Kardashian latest celebrity news
Image by Eva Rinaldi Celebrity and Live Music Photographer Kardashian in Sydney, Australia for E! News: Red carpet and dinner at Nield Ave Kardashian mania has once again hit Sydney, Australia, for better or worse. One has to ponder the question... what are they flogging this time? We understand Kim and clan are promoting their new diet program (which has garnered less than stellar reviews on American soil). Maybe the strategy is to spread the seed far and wide and hope that some fertilise. If you believe the detractors, 'The Devil Wears Prada', and whispers about a "wolf in sheep's clothing". Cosy Rushcutters Bay restaurant, Neild Avenue, was the venue to the red carpet, as media melodrama played out on the footpath as it was a battle between media with those who had media accreditation VS those without (which were the vast majority). A PR agency who will remain nameless for now handled the media relations (which we have been told by many was not well handled). Leaving new boyfriend Kanye West at home and keeping most of the juicy details of their romance off limits, Kardashian advised she had set new boundaries in a bid to protect the relationship and herself from the close scrutiny which followed her divorce from basketballer Kris Humphries. While West has appeared in the latest season of Keeping Up With The Kardashians, his girlfriend has promised to keep private their intimate moments. In Australia for Foxtel's E! Channel and diet supplement QuikTrim, the 32-year-old said her painful and public split had taught her to "hold back (sharing) a little bit with my new relationship." "I don't share everything. Yes, Kanye has been in a few episodes, but that's only natural when he's in my life. He's around when I'm filming, but I don't think I'd really share our intimate dinner dates (on the show) which I would have so willingly done before." Her latest 48-hour Australian publicity blitz reflects her rushed visit about 12 months ago, when she came under the gun for flying back to Los Angeles early amid international criticism and media accusations she had married Humphries for a huge TV pay day. The fallout was filmed as part of the popular reality series, which has also documented - in brief - her romance with West, who had already been a friend for eight years. A relaxed Kardashian said that "it was definitely a very difficult time". "But I feel like I'm just in a better space now. I feel content with everything and where my life is. I feel happy and I have no regrets," she said. "I'm a different person because of it. I've grown up, I've really grown up... that situation made me grow up. I just feel at a good place in my life right now." Press Release...(U.S news release)... E! News Welcomes Celebrity Guests and Guest Hosts. E! News To Get Special Guest Hosts: Pop Star Carly Rae Jepsen And WWE Wrestler John Cena As Guests Plus E!’s Bruce Jenner, Singer/Songwriter Christina Milian and TV Host & Personality Melissa Rycroft As Celebrity Guest-Hosts... E! News Welcomes Pop Star Carly Rae Jepsen And WWE Wrestler John Cena As Guests Plus E!’s Bruce Jenner, Singer/Songwriter Christina Milian and TV Host & Personality Melissa Rycroft As Celebrity Guest-Hosts E! News, the destination for pop culture news and information, welcomes a slew of celebs to the set over the next few weeks. Bruce Jenner, Christina Milian and Melissa Rycroft will guest host while E! News anchor Giuliana Rancic is on leave with baby Duke. Plus, Carly Rae Jepsen stops by to discuss her new album and John Cena swings by to chat about his new initiative with the Susan G. Komen Foundation. Mark your calendars: September 18â€" Carly Rae Jepsen visits E! News to discuss her new album and upcoming duet with Justin Bieber, “Beautiful.” September 19 â€" TV host and personality Melissa Rycroft guest hosts with Jason Kennedy. September 21â€" Pop star Christina Milian guest hosts with Jason Kennedy. October 8â€" Former E! News Correspondent for the Olympic Games and E! fan-favorite, Bruce Jenner, guest hosts with Catt Sadler. October 9 - WWE Superstar John Cena visits E! to talk about his new initiative launching with the Susan G. Komen Foundation. Websites Keeping Up With The Kardashians au.eonline.com/shows/kardashians E! News www.eonline.com Nield Ave Restaurant www.idrb.com Kim Kardashian official website www.kimkardashian.celebuzz.com Eva Rinaldi Photography www.evarinaldi.com Eva Rinaldi Photography Flickr www.flickr.com/evarinaldiphotography Music News Australia www.musicnewsaustralia.com

Kim Kardashian latest celebrity news
Image by Eva Rinaldi Celebrity and Live Music Photographer Kardashian in Sydney, Australia for E! News: Red carpet and dinner at Nield Ave Kardashian mania has once again hit Sydney, Australia, for better or worse. One has to ponder the question... what are they flogging this time? We understand Kim and clan are promoting their new diet program (which has garnered less than stellar reviews on American soil). Maybe the strategy is to spread the seed far and wide and hope that some fertilise. If you believe the detractors, 'The Devil Wears Prada', and whispers about a "wolf in sheep's clothing". Cosy Rushcutters Bay restaurant, Neild Avenue, was the venue to the red carpet, as media melodrama played out on the footpath as it was a battle between media with those who had media accreditation VS those without (which were the vast majority). A PR agency who will remain nameless for now handled the media relations (which we have been told by many was not well handled). Leaving new boyfriend Kanye West at home and keeping most of the juicy details of their romance off limits, Kardashian advised she had set new boundaries in a bid to protect the relationship and herself from the close scrutiny which followed her divorce from basketballer Kris Humphries. While West has appeared in the latest season of Keeping Up With The Kardashians, his girlfriend has promised to keep private their intimate moments. In Australia for Foxtel's E! Channel and diet supplement QuikTrim, the 32-year-old said her painful and public split had taught her to "hold back (sharing) a little bit with my new relationship." "I don't share everything. Yes, Kanye has been in a few episodes, but that's only natural when he's in my life. He's around when I'm filming, but I don't think I'd really share our intimate dinner dates (on the show) which I would have so willingly done before." Her latest 48-hour Australian publicity blitz reflects her rushed visit about 12 months ago, when she came under the gun for flying back to Los Angeles early amid international criticism and media accusations she had married Humphries for a huge TV pay day. The fallout was filmed as part of the popular reality series, which has also documented - in brief - her romance with West, who had already been a friend for eight years. A relaxed Kardashian said that "it was definitely a very difficult time". "But I feel like I'm just in a better space now. I feel content with everything and where my life is. I feel happy and I have no regrets," she said. "I'm a different person because of it. I've grown up, I've really grown up... that situation made me grow up. I just feel at a good place in my life right now." Press Release...(U.S news release)... E! News Welcomes Celebrity Guests and Guest Hosts. E! News To Get Special Guest Hosts: Pop Star Carly Rae Jepsen And WWE Wrestler John Cena As Guests Plus E!’s Bruce Jenner, Singer/Songwriter Christina Milian and TV Host & Personality Melissa Rycroft As Celebrity Guest-Hosts... E! News Welcomes Pop Star Carly Rae Jepsen And WWE Wrestler John Cena As Guests Plus E!’s Bruce Jenner, Singer/Songwriter Christina Milian and TV Host & Personality Melissa Rycroft As Celebrity Guest-Hosts E! News, the destination for pop culture news and information, welcomes a slew of celebs to the set over the next few weeks. Bruce Jenner, Christina Milian and Melissa Rycroft will guest host while E! News anchor Giuliana Rancic is on leave with baby Duke. Plus, Carly Rae Jepsen stops by to discuss her new album and John Cena swings by to chat about his new initiative with the Susan G. Komen Foundation. Mark your calendars: September 18â€" Carly Rae Jepsen visits E! News to discuss her new album and upcoming duet with Justin Bieber, “Beautiful.” September 19 â€" TV host and personality Melissa Rycroft guest hosts with Jason Kennedy. September 21â€" Pop star Christina Milian guest hosts with Jason Kennedy. October 8â€" Former E! News Correspondent for the Olympic Games and E! fan-favorite, Bruce Jenner, guest hosts with Catt Sadler. October 9 - WWE Superstar John Cena visits E! to talk about his new initiative launching with the Susan G. Komen Foundation. Websites Keeping Up With The Kardashians au.eonline.com/shows/kardashians E! News www.eonline.com Nield Ave Restaurant www.idrb.com Kim Kardashian official website www.kimkardashian.celebuzz.com Eva Rinaldi Photography www.evarinaldi.com Eva Rinaldi Photography Flickr www.flickr.com/evarinaldiphotography Music News Australia www.musicnewsaustralia.com

Miss Country Girl Australia latest celebrity news
Image by Eva Rinaldi Celebrity and Live Music Photographer Woman’s Day Miss Country Girl Australia On Sydney Harbour Later tonight 30 stunning finalists from across regional Australia will compete at the National Final in the 2011 Woman’s Day Miss Country Girl Australia to be held on Sydney Harbour on board the deluxe cruise ship, Bella Vista. Woman’s Day and Channel Nine’s The Today Show have extended their support for young country women seeking opportunities in the modelling and fashion industry with over 2000 aspiring young models competing in a regional roadshow. The 30 finalists have been selected and will attend this prestigious event with the hope to be transformed from country girl to supermodel and be signed with Scoop Management (a subsidiary of CHIC Management). The winner will also appear on Channel Nine’s The Today Show the following morning and appear in a four-page fashion spread in Woman’s Day. The cocktail style event will be hosted by Australia’s Next Top Model mentor, Josh Flinn who will present the fresh faces of the 2012 Australian modelling industry to over 300 friends, celebrities and media. The event will start with a fantastic Forever New fashion parade vocally complimented by internationally signed McKenzie Comer. Regional models will then feature in the swimwear parade sponsored by Seafolly Australia followed by a parade in evening gowns. WHAT: WOMAN’S DAY MISS COUNTRY GIRL AUSTRALIA WHO: Expected guests include: Ursula Hufnagl (Chic Management), Kerri Chow (Seafolly Australia), Grace Doyle (Woman’s Day), Leea Charleswood (Scoop Management), Katie Jones (Woman’s Day Miss Country Girl Australia), Josh Flynn (ANTM), McKenzie Comer, Jay Lyon (The City), Sandor Earl (Penrith Panthers), Andrew Lawson (The X Factor), Troy Thompson (Beauty & The Geek), Samantha Brett (Sam in the City), Mitchell Callaway (The X Factor). WHEN: MONDAY DECEMBER 5 Red carpet photo opportunities â€" 6:30pm â€" 7:00pm Harbour Cruise - 7:00pm â€" 10:30pm Finalists presented and Forever New show begins â€" 7:20pm WHERE: BELLA VISTA â€" DELUXE CRUISE BOAT King Street Wharf, Darling Harbour (in front of Cargo Bar) Be watching out for the Music News Australia and Eva Rinaldi Photography follow up reports later tonight. Websites Woman's Day www.womansday.ninemsn.com.au ACP Magazines www.acpmagazines.com.au Chic Management www.chicmanagement.com.au Scoop Management www.scoopmanagement.com.au Sea Folly www.seafolly.com Eva Rinaldi Photography Flickr www.flickr.com/evarinaldiphotography Eva Rinaldi Photography www.evarinaldi.com Media Man News www.mediamannews.com Music News Australia www.musicnewsaustralia.com Splash News www.splashnews.com Hollywood Treatment www.hollywood-treatment.com

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Image by Tom Mascardo 1 The Lawn Club. Guests are welcome to play miniature golf, croquet and bocce ball. Unfortunately, wine and cheese picnics are impossible because the underground irrigation system used to keep the grass alive leaves the grass a little damp to the touch. Oh, and no high heels! Celebrity Solstice is the first of five in the Solstice Class of vessels deployed by Celebrity Cruises on behalf of Royal Caribbean International. Other vessels in the Solstice class include the Celebrity Equinox and the Celebrity Eclipse.

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Image by johanlb Maria Yuryevna Sharapova is an aggressive baseliner, with power, depth, and angles on her forehand and backhand. Despite her powerful game, Sharapova's greatest asset is considered to be her mental toughness and competitive spirit. 05/2011. Photo by © Johan Le Bail. view large on black | visit my website | 500px | follow me on twitter | see me on facebook

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Image by sfmission.com Luiza Brunet was the Queen of the drums for Portela up until 1993. She is well remembered for her distinguished career as the godmother, since 1994, for Imperatriz Leopoldinense, which was fortunate to participate in five Special Samba School titles: 1994, 1995, 1999, 2000 and 2001. She did not participate in the Sambodromo Carnaval from 2005-2007  but returned to again be Queen of the drums for Imperatriz Leopoldinense in this carnival of 2008. Born to humble beginnings amidst the grand natural surrounding of the Pantanal, on May 24, 1962. One of 6 children born to Luiz da Silva, a farmer from the  northeastern state of Ceará, and Alzira Botelho da Silva, a homemaker from Rio de Janeiro When she was 8 years old, she moved with her family to Rio, where she lived in the suburb of Inhaúma. She had trouble adjusting to city life and had to leave school early at 12 to help the family get by. Her beauty attracted unwelcome attention among employers and she married her first husband at 16, Gumercindo Brunet. The marriage became difficult as Luiza's career took off and ended after 7 years. Luiza Brunet became famous in the early 80s, as a model. She  posed naked for several exclusive male magazines including He and She and Playboy ( May of 1983, December 1984 and May 1986 ). But in 1984, Luiza met Argentinean antique dealer Armando Fernandez, with whom she is still married. On June 6, 1988, she had her first daughter, Yasmin. . She has been married since 1985 to the older Fernandez however as of this appearance the couple is separated.  They have two children, Yasmin and Anthony in 1997. Luiza Brunet has been a spokesperson for campaigns promoting the prevention of breast cancer and breastfeeding and is considered a successful businesswoman as well as a great beauty. "Why in the TOP 20 Brazilian Brunettes List? Luiza Brunet has fascinating eyes, long proportional legs and a seductive personality. Her enticing dark hair looks the same since her teen years. If this ranking was made a few years ago, Luiza Brunet would be definitely in our top position. ---Andre Skowronski writing about www.belavista-rio.com/blog/category/top-brazilian-muses/b... Luiza's  favorite place in Brazil is the famous resort Búzios, popular with many other celebrities as well. Her oldest daughter, Yasmin Brunet, is also a successful model. The actual title is "madrina de batería" or godmother of the drum orchestra but Queen of the Drums has become the more popular title in English. More at More at Carnaval Queens & Muses

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Image by Eva Rinaldi Celebrity and Live Music Photographer Christian Dior couture opens Sydney CBD store... Australia is now home to yet another exclusive luxury brand. Christian Dior couture chief executive Sidney Toledano is delighted to have cracked the competitive Sydney market. Today marks the opening its first flagship boutique in Australia in Sydney. The multi-level store is designed to replicate Dior’s renowned boutique on Paris’s Avenue Montaigne. The boutique is located in the former Louis Vuitton store on the corner of King and Castlereagh streets. In recent months, Chanel, Canali, Louis Vuitton, Prada, Miu Miu, Salvatore Ferragamo, Gucci and Bottega Veneta have either set up for the first time in Australia, opened in more locations, or revamped existing stores. The brand's CEO Mr Toledano appeared unfazed by recent reports of China’s economic slowdown. “The world has changed over the last three or four years and the centre of gravity of the global economy is moving towards Asia . . . We are developing our business in this part of the world,” he said. In December, Dior reported that sales for the half year to October 31 were up 18 per cent at £632 million (4 million) and said margins had improved. The luxury French label’s history in Australia goes back to 1947, when David Jones reproduced four garments designed by Christian Dior as part of its “Paris fashion for all” line. Since 1999, Dior has opened small boutiques in DFS Galleria in The Rocks as well as David Jones in Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne. The bottom level of the store stocks Dior’s complete range of bags and accessories while the first floor houses ready-to-wear clothing by creative director Raf Simons, as well as an array of shoes, jewellery and watches. There is a salon on the third floor, accessible only by lift, for VIPS looking for a more exclusive shopping experience. Men have access to a dedicated Dior Homme boutique, which has a dedicated entry off King Street. Suits, sportswear, denim, leather goods, accessories and footwear are spread across two levels. “There is a big demand in the world for very high quality, innovative product and brands with real history. The new generation, and in this part of the world I notice even more, they want to know what the history of the company is,” Mr Toledano said. “They go to the store and want to see it, feel it, understand it ... We want every member of our staff to know all the information so the customer understands what we do. This is our global, long-term strategy.” Advertised celebrity list included: ISABEL LUCAS, TINA ARENA, MEGAN GALE, COLLETTE DINNIGAN, GEOFF AND SARA HEUGILL, ZACH & JORDAN STENMARK, MATTHEW MITCHAM AND DIOR’S NEW “FACE”, AUSTRALIAN MODEL NICOLE POLLARD, WHO IS BEING FLOWN IN FROM PARIS TO ATTEND THE EVENT. Websites Christian Dior www.dior.com Eva Rinaldi Photography www.evarinaldi.com

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Image by RavenU July 30, 2005 in LA. Part of the weekend at the Angel Booster Bash (www.boosterevents.com) was a sold out concert kick-ass preformance by Christian Kane's band Kane (www.kanemusic.com).

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Nice Celebrity Fashion Games photos

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Image by Eva Rinaldi Celebrity and Live Music Photographer The Star Turns In On; Tonight in Sin City Sydney, Australia Echo Entertainment is apparently more about entertainment than gambling these days, casino tie in or not, and tonight its party time at The Star. This is most assuredly worth taking a gamble on. There's a strong chance that by the time you stop parting you would have had an absolute blast. They have hosted countless international acts and acted as home to the Hollywood and Las Vegas stars where they come down under to Sin City Sydney. They continue to push the celebrity card, and then there's the nightclubs, bars and The Darling - the 5 star hotel. If you want to find Wheel of Fortune, Cleopatra or other slot and table games, you won't have any trouble with that either. It's all there for the taking. Work hard and play and party harder. Promo... On Friday, 11 May The Star is lighting up with a night of festivities and events across the complex from 6pm til late. Best of all the events are open to everyone, so come on down and kick your weekend off in style! ROCK LILY British India Live As part of "The Star Turns It ​On" event on Friday, Melbourne indie band British India will be playing a free headlining set at The Star's home of live music, Rock Lily, from 10pm. THE DARLING Party in The Darling ​A killer DJ line-up featuring Zoe Badwi and Alex Dimitriades from 7pm, complimentary drinks, delicious canapés and giveaways. First in, best dressed! RETAIL COLLECTION Fashion Event ​A special fashion night will commence in our retail collection from 6pm, with in-store offers, models parading the various designer wares available, complimentary hand massages by The Spa at The Darling therapists, plus glasses of bubbles and beer. 24/7 SPORTS BAR Sports Stars at 24/7 Sports Bar Sports celebrities will be on-hand for photos and autographs at 24/7 Sports Bar from 6pm, including NRL greats Wendell Sailor, Benji Marshall and NSW Origin captain Paul Gallen and current South Sydney Rabbitohs. Plus all the Friday night football action on the mega screen. CHERRY After Party in Cherry A​fter exploring The Star, join us for an after party at our cocktail bar, Cherry. Celebrity Apprentice star and glamour sportswoman, Lauryn Eagle, will be hostess for the evening, plus tunes by DJ Jam Xpress. Champagne and cocktail specials will be available. Who's coming tonight... Lauryn Eagle, Alex Dimitriades, Zoe Badwi, British India, Wendell Sailor, Benji Marshall and Paul Gallen. Wrap Up... The Star's tag line is 'There will be stories', and its a sure bet Star will live up to that tonight. Something tells us the stories won't be out until later over the weekend when everyone starts recovering from a Star hangover... a positive one of course. Websites The Star www.star.com.au Echo Entertainment www.echoentertainment.com.au Cherry www.star.com.au/sydney-nightlife/Pages/cherry.aspx 24/7 Sports Bar www.star.com.au/sydney-nightlife/Pages/24-7-sports-bar.aspx Music News Australia www.musicnewsaustralia.com Eva Rinaldi Photography www.evarinaldi.com

Alex Dimitriades celebrity fashion games
Image by Eva Rinaldi Celebrity and Live Music Photographer The Star Turns In On; Tonight in Sin City Sydney, Australia Echo Entertainment is apparently more about entertainment than gambling these days, casino tie in or not, and tonight its party time at The Star. This is most assuredly worth taking a gamble on. There's a strong chance that by the time you stop parting you would have had an absolute blast. They have hosted countless international acts and acted as home to the Hollywood and Las Vegas stars where they come down under to Sin City Sydney. They continue to push the celebrity card, and then there's the nightclubs, bars and The Darling - the 5 star hotel. If you want to find Wheel of Fortune, Cleopatra or other slot and table games, you won't have any trouble with that either. It's all there for the taking. Work hard and play and party harder. Promo... On Friday, 11 May The Star is lighting up with a night of festivities and events across the complex from 6pm til late. Best of all the events are open to everyone, so come on down and kick your weekend off in style! ROCK LILY British India Live As part of "The Star Turns It ​On" event on Friday, Melbourne indie band British India will be playing a free headlining set at The Star's home of live music, Rock Lily, from 10pm. THE DARLING Party in The Darling ​A killer DJ line-up featuring Zoe Badwi and Alex Dimitriades from 7pm, complimentary drinks, delicious canapés and giveaways. First in, best dressed! RETAIL COLLECTION Fashion Event ​A special fashion night will commence in our retail collection from 6pm, with in-store offers, models parading the various designer wares available, complimentary hand massages by The Spa at The Darling therapists, plus glasses of bubbles and beer. 24/7 SPORTS BAR Sports Stars at 24/7 Sports Bar Sports celebrities will be on-hand for photos and autographs at 24/7 Sports Bar from 6pm, including NRL greats Wendell Sailor, Benji Marshall and NSW Origin captain Paul Gallen and current South Sydney Rabbitohs. Plus all the Friday night football action on the mega screen. CHERRY After Party in Cherry A​fter exploring The Star, join us for an after party at our cocktail bar, Cherry. Celebrity Apprentice star and glamour sportswoman, Lauryn Eagle, will be hostess for the evening, plus tunes by DJ Jam Xpress. Champagne and cocktail specials will be available. Who's coming tonight... Lauryn Eagle, Alex Dimitriades, Zoe Badwi, British India, Wendell Sailor, Benji Marshall and Paul Gallen. Wrap Up... The Star's tag line is 'There will be stories', and its a sure bet Star will live up to that tonight. Something tells us the stories won't be out until later over the weekend when everyone starts recovering from a Star hangover... a positive one of course. Websites The Star www.star.com.au Echo Entertainment www.echoentertainment.com.au Cherry www.star.com.au/sydney-nightlife/Pages/cherry.aspx 24/7 Sports Bar www.star.com.au/sydney-nightlife/Pages/24-7-sports-bar.aspx Music News Australia www.musicnewsaustralia.com Eva Rinaldi Photography www.evarinaldi.com

Renae Ayris - Miss Universe Sydney Australia celebrity fashion games
Image by Eva Rinaldi Celebrity and Live Music Photographer The Star Casino hosts Renae Ayris - Miss Universe Sydney, Australia Echo Entertainment is apparently more about entertainment than gambling these days, casino tie in or not, and tonight its party time at The Star. This is most assuredly worth taking a gamble on. There's a strong chance that by the time you stop parting you would have had an absolute blast. They have hosted countless international acts and acted as home to the Hollywood and Las Vegas stars where they come down under to Sin City Sydney. Seems a nature that the new Miss Universe Australia, Renae Ayris, and friends should be in the celebrity mix to show their faces on a Friday night at The Star. They continue to push the celebrity card, and then there's the nightclubs, bars, slots, games and The Darling - the 5 star hotel. It's all there for the taking. Work hard and play and party harder. Promo... News on Miss Universe Australia... Danver and photography lover from Perth has been crowned Miss Universe Australia. Renae Ayris has been voted the nation's most beautiful woman and presented with a ,000 Temelli Jewellery crown at a black tie event in Melbourne (9th June 2012). She narrowly edged out Melbourne woman Mary Vitinaros, who was named runner-up. The night saw some of Australia's most beautiful women take to the stage in swimwear and evening gowns before judges declared a winner. Melbourne's hopes of a local winner were buoyed when two of the final five included Melbourne woman Mary Vitinaros and Victorian Julia Perrott-Clarke. Ms Perrott-Clarke won the crowd over after facing a controversial question from former news presenter Naomi Robson about her views on gay marriage. "I believe that everyone should have equal rights whether it be marriage or any other factor," she responded. "Everyone has their own opinion and if it doesn't infringe on anyone else's rights then I think it's a great thing." Shouting her final reply she ended by saying. "If they are in love, then they should celebrate that love and if that means marriage, then they should get married because it's amazing." The response saw her named 4th runner-up. Strutting their stuff in evening gowns in front of a crowd in the hundreds in the Melbourne Sofitel's Grand Ballroom the finalists wowed the room. The panel responsible for naming the winner included actress and model Annalise Braakensiek, actor Vince Collosimo and fashion designer Wayne Cooper. The West Australian girl will now represent Australia at the international Miss Universe competition. Thirty-three national finalists battled it out for the title, with the winner to go on to compete in the international Miss Universe pageant in December. More news... Everything is a blur - Miss Universe... When Miss Universe Australia 2012 Renae Ayris received her tiara at Melbourne's Sofitel on Friday night she had the added thrill of accepting the title from her friend - 2011 Miss Universe Australia Scherri-Lee Biggs. Ms Ayris said it was watching Scherri's experience as Australia's Miss Universe that inspired her to enter the pageant this year. "I've always watched but last year I followed it really closely because Scherri was in it, she's actually a friend of mine," Ms Ayris said. "I was so excited for her to hand me over the crown." Dressed in a navy and silver cocktail dress by Perth designer Ruth Tarvydas, the 21-year-old blonde looked bright and fresh on Saturday despite having not slept a wink the night before. The life-altering announcement still hadn't sunk in when she fronted the media for her first official press call as Miss Universe Australia. "I'm so overwhelmed still, everything is just a blur from last night," Ms Ayris gushed. "I'm going to wake up one morning and say,"Wow I'm Miss Universe Australia'." The Miss Universe competition was the model's first time in a beauty pageant, but she has taken a shot at fame before. She is an avid dancer who auditioned for a role in Baz Luhrmann's Academy Award-winning film Moulin Rouge!. "I got down to the very last cut but I was too young," she said. Being crowned Miss Universe Australia will open up other avenues to Ms Ayris. As part of her duties she will be acting as the charity ambassador for Operation Smile, a children's medical charity dedicated to improving the lives of children in developing countries born with facial deformities. Another official responsibility will be to represent Australia in the international Miss Universe pageant in December. "I'll try my best to do Australia proud," Ms Ayris said. There have been two Miss Universe title-holders from Australia, with Kerry-Ann Wells claiming the title in 1972 and Jennifer Hawkins in 2004. Wrap Up... The Star's tag line is 'There will be stories', and its a sure bet Star will keep living up to that if tonight was any indication. A casino matched with Miss Universe Australia, a media pack with snappers all trying to get the models attention, so you can just imagine. Websites The Star www.star.com.au Echo Entertainment www.echoentertainment.com.au Miss Universe Australia www.missuniverseaustralia.com.au Music News Australia www.musicnewsaustralia.com Eva Rinaldi Photography www.evarinaldi.com Eva Rinaldi Photography Flickr www.flickr.com/evarinaldiphotography

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TV Shows We Used To Watch - Whicker's World 1958-94 celebrity deaths today
Image by brizzle born and bred Journalist Alan Whicker reported on interesting social stories from across the globe. Whicker was born to British parents in Cairo, Egypt, in 1921. Alan Whicker remains the gold standard by which all other television journalists are judged - and found wanting. There is nobody today who comes close to the confident professionalism exuded by Alan Whicker in 'Whicker's World'. Although the subject matters may be outdated, seeing these shows is a lesson in how TV presentation should be done, and reminds us how the TV of today has been dumbed down and spoiled by young manic presenters who don't have an ounce of talent compared to the great Mr Whicker. www.youtube.com/watch?v=8uEB-Vs8m-8 Alan Donald Whicker CBE (2 August 1921 â€" 12 July 2013) was a British journalist and television presenter and broadcaster. His career spanned almost 60 years, during which time he presented the documentary television programme Whicker's World for over 30 years. He was made a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in 2005 for services to broadcasting. Whicker's World is a British television documentary series that ran from 1958 to 1994, presented by journalist and broadcaster Alan Whicker. www.youtube.com/watch?v=wwX4y14y1eA Originally a segment on the BBC's Tonight programme in 1958, Whicker's World became a fully-fledged television series in its own right in the 1960s. The series was first shown by the BBC until 1968, and then by ITV from 1969 to 1983, when it was produced by Yorkshire Television, in which Whicker himself was a shareholder. The series returned to the BBC in 1984, and to ITV again in 1992. www.youtube.com/watch?v=__y3i2v2G4g Blessed with one of the greatest TV themes of all time: West End by Laurie Johnston. Whicker said that one of his scariest visits was to the psychopathic dictator of Haiti Papa Doc Duvalier, the possible inspiration for Baron Samedi out of Live and Let Die. Whicker reported stories of social interest from around the world. His interviewees included locals, politicians, celebrities, and even convicted criminals as he reported on stories as far ranging as military dictatorships, British expatriates, the feminist movement of the 1970s, the Tanka people (Boat People) of Hong Kong, the American Gay Rights movement in the 1970s, the opening of Disneyworld in Florida, and the growing plastic surgery industry of California. Among his most famous interviewees were actors Peter Sellers, Joan Collins, Britt Ekland, and Christopher Lee, Haitian dictator François "Papa Doc" Duvalier, Paraguay dictator Don Alfredo Stroessner, novelist Harold Robbins, Lula Parker Betenson (the 94-year-old sister of the outlaw Butch Cassidy), the Sultan of Brunei Hassanal Bolkiah (reputedly the richest man in the world at the time of filming), opera singer Luciano Pavarotti, several Maharajas of India, and various members of the British aristocracy. www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nnm0GWv1mVk&list=PLnhcQpwpqYu... Although episodes were self-contained, Whicker would often film a series of episodes devoted to one particular location, including four whole series devoted to the United States and three about Australia. Multi-episode series about the South Pacific, India, Hong Kong, Spain, and a voyage on the QE2 were also made. These were usually given series titles such as Whicker's New World (1969), Whicker's Walkabout: Seven Scenes Down Under (1970), Whicker Way Out West (1973), Whicker's South Seas (1973), Whicker's World Down Under (1976), Whicker's World: A Fast Boat to China (1984), Whicker's World: Living With Uncle Sam (1985), Whicker's World: Living with Waltzing Maltilda (1988), and Whicker's World: A Taste of Spain (1992). In 1998, Whicker made a six-part radio series, Around Whicker's World, for BBC Radio 2. In 2009, he returned to television with Alan Whicker's Journey Of A Lifetime, a four-part series for the BBC in which he revisited some of the locations and people shown in Whicker's World decades earlier to see how their lives had progressed since his original interviews with them. www.youtube.com/watch?v=c0UgMPzf6xs&index=30&list... In the late 1960s, the series was spoofed by the British comedian Benny Hill who did a sketch on his show called "Knickers World". It was parodied again in 1972 by Monty Python's Flying Circus, who did a sketch set on a tropical island called "Whicker Island" where all of the inhabitants were Alan Whicker clones. In the 1980s, Whicker appeared in several television commercials for Barclaycard that were based on Whicker's World and featured Whicker in various foreign locations. In 1981, Whicker's World was spoofed by The Evasions, a British funk group whose song, "Wikka Wrap" featured songwriter Graham de Wilde impersonating Whicker. Graham de Wilde also composed the theme tune for the 1980s BBC episodes of Whicker's World. Whicker died on 12 July 2013 from bronchial pneumonia at his home in Jersey, in the Channel Islands, aged 91. 2014 Whicker's World: 'Island paradise' of renowned former broadcaster and journalist Alan Whicker goes on the market for £5million in Jersey. Veteran broadcaster and TV presenter's Channel Islands home has been put on sale for £4.95million. Mont d'Olivet has four bedrooms, a heated outdoor swimming pool and sweeping views across the channel. The 1950s property was described by Whicker as his 'island paradise' before his death last year aged 91. Whicker lived in the property for more than 40 years while filming travel documentary series Whicker's World.

Madame Tussauds 03-03-2004 celebrity deaths today
Image by Karen Roe Millions and millions of people have flocked through the doors of Madame Tussauds since they first opened over 200 years ago and it remains just as popular as it ever was. There are many reasons for this enduring success, but at the heart of it all is good, old-fashioned curiosity. Today’s visitors are sent on a unique, emotionally-charged journey through the realms of the powerful and famous. The museum-style ropes and poles have gone so guests can truly get up, close and personal with A-list celebrities, sporting legends, political heavyweights and historical icons, reliving the times, events and moments that made the world talk about them... The attraction’s history is a rich and fascinating one, with roots dating back to the Paris of 1770. It was here that Madame Tussaud learnt to model wax likenesses under the tutelage of her mentor, Dr Philippe Curtius. At the age of 17, she became art tutor to King Louis XVI’s sister at the Palace Of Versailles and then, during the French Revolution, was hastily forced to prove her allegiance to the feudalistic nobles by making the death masks of executed aristocrats. Madame Tussaud came to Britain in the early 19th century alongside a travelling exhibition of revolutionary relics and effigies of public heroes and rogues.

Luv-A-Fair: Bowie-Glamball at Celebrities Nightclub

Luv-A-Fair: Bowie-Glamball at Celebrities Nightclub

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Image by Urban Mixer Anelore - Luvafair's ultimage homage to Bowie-New Wave-Glam-PostPunk - read more at www.urbanmixer.com

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Image by Ziki Questi At Celebrity Blow Your Tits Off, a build by Maya Paris, taken 22 July 2012. Recommended: See on black or see original size. Read more about Celebrity Blow Your Tits Off on my blog. Visit Celebrity Blow Your Tits Off.

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Nice Celebrity Picture photos

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Image by *Zephyrance - don't wake me up. Rolleiflex 2.8F + Kodak portra 800, @shanghai. Yulizi @ the [BAD TASTE CELEBRITY] masquerade party.

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Image by *Zephyrance - don't wake me up. Rolleiflex 2.8F + Kodak portra 800, @shanghai. Yulizi @ the [BAD TASTE CELEBRITY] masquerade party.

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Image by Tom Mascardo A generously-sized chocolate souffle with some sort of coffee-based sauce. Yum...

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October 20, 2014 celebrity style guide
Image by osseous The first of our four days at Universal Studios Orlando started with a Private tour. It was Gary and I and a family from England. They were smart to do the VIP tour because they were going to all 6 theme parks (Disney, Bush Gardens, and Universal) in the area in the one week they had here. Live the AdventureSM, Red Carpet Style You don’t have to be a celebrity to experience our theme parks like a VIP. With the VIP Experience, you'll be personally escorted by a Universal Orlando expert on a guided tour throughout Universal Studios Florida®, Universal's Islands of Adventure®, or both theme parks where you'll get exclusive backstage access, learn fun insider information, and enjoy the parks’ most amazing rides and attractions without waiting in line! Along with a personal guide, you also get: Priority Front of the Line Access to all rides and attractions including The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man®, TRANSFORMERS: The Ride-3D and all of The Wizarding World of Harry Potterâ„¢ attractions and experiences. Behind the Scenes Tours and exclusive Meet & Greets Complimentary Valet Parking (1 Vehicle) for the utmost in convenience Continental Breakfast to start your day Reserved Seating at shows* Exclusive Viewing Areas for Universal's Superstar Parade® and Universal’s Cinematic Spectacular â€" 100 Years of Movie Memories® nighttime show at Universal Studios Florida® only.

October 20, 2014 celebrity style guide
Image by osseous The first of our four days at Universal Studios Orlando started with a Private tour. It was Gary and I and a family from England. They were smart to do the VIP tour because they were going to all 6 theme parks (Disney, Bush Gardens, and Universal) in the area in the one week they had here. Live the AdventureSM, Red Carpet Style You don’t have to be a celebrity to experience our theme parks like a VIP. With the VIP Experience, you'll be personally escorted by a Universal Orlando expert on a guided tour throughout Universal Studios Florida®, Universal's Islands of Adventure®, or both theme parks where you'll get exclusive backstage access, learn fun insider information, and enjoy the parks’ most amazing rides and attractions without waiting in line! Along with a personal guide, you also get: Priority Front of the Line Access to all rides and attractions including The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man®, TRANSFORMERS: The Ride-3D and all of The Wizarding World of Harry Potterâ„¢ attractions and experiences. Behind the Scenes Tours and exclusive Meet & Greets Complimentary Valet Parking (1 Vehicle) for the utmost in convenience Continental Breakfast to start your day Reserved Seating at shows* Exclusive Viewing Areas for Universal's Superstar Parade® and Universal’s Cinematic Spectacular â€" 100 Years of Movie Memories® nighttime show at Universal Studios Florida® only.

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J. A. M. Whistler busted celebrities
Image by cliff1066â„¢ James Abbott McNeill Whistler, 1872, Terra cotta by Joseph Edgar Boehm An innovative painter, designer, and printmaker, James McNeill Whistler frequently identified his landscapes and portraits as "symphonies," "nocturnes," and "arrangements," demonstrating his interest in atmosphere, color, and line. Though often neglected in his native United States, Whistler was lionized by the avant-garde of Europe, and his most productive years were spent in London and Paris. The artist's wit and self-fashioning further heightened his celebrity. Joseph Edgar Boehm sculpted this bust in 1872, the year in which Whistler exhibited his now-famous Arrangement in Grey and Black: Portrait of the Artist's Mother at the Royal Academy in London. npgportraits.si.edu/eMuseumNPG/code/emuseum.asp?rawsearch...

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Image by Wootang01 9.4.09 The flight arrived on time; and the twelve hours while on board passed quickly and without incident. To be sure, the quality of the Cathay Pacific service was exemplary once again. Heathrow reminds me of Newark International. The décor comes straight out of the sterile 80's and is less an eyesore than an insipid background to the rhythm of human activity, such hustle and bustle, at the fore. There certainly are faces from all races present, creating a rich mosaic of humanity which is refreshing if not completely revitalizing after swimming for so long in a sea of Chinese faces in Hong Kong. Internet access is sealed in England, it seems. Nothing is free; everything is egregiously monetized from the wireless hotspots down to the desktop terminals. I guess Hong Kong has spoiled me with its abundant, free access to the information superhighway. 11.4.09 Despite staying in a room with five other backpackers, I have been sleeping well. The mattress and pillow are firm; my earplugs keep the noise out; and the sleeping quarters are as dark as a cave when the lights are out, and only as bright as, perhaps, a dreary rainy day when on. All in all, St. Paul's is a excellent place to stay for the gregarious, adventurous, and penurious city explorer - couchsurfing may be a tenable alternative; I'll test for next time. Yesterday Connie and I gorged ourselves at the borough market where there were all sorts of delectable, savory victuals. There was definitely a European flavor to the food fair: simmering sausages were to be found everywhere; and much as the meat was plentiful, and genuine, so were the dairy delicacies, in the form of myriad rounds of cheese, stacked high behind checkered tabletops. Of course, we washed these tasty morsels down with copious amounts of alcohol that flowed from cups as though amber waterfalls. For the first time I tried mulled wine, which tasted like warm, rancid fruit punch - the ideal tonic for a drizzling London day, I suppose. We later killed the afternoon at the pub, shooting the breeze while imbibing several diminutive half-pints in the process. Getting smashed at four in the afternoon doesn't seem like such a bad thing anymore, especially when you are having fun in the company of friends; I can more appreciate why the English do it so much! Earlier in the day, we visited the Tate Modern. Its turbine room lived up to its prominent billing what with a giant spider, complete with bulbous egg sac, anchoring the retrospective exhibit. The permanent galleries, too, were a delight upon which to feast one's eyes. Picasso, Warhol and Pollock ruled the chambers of the upper floors with the products of their lithe wrists; and I ended up becoming a huge fan of cubism, while developing a disdain for abstract art and its vacuous images, which, I feel, are devoid of both motivation and emotion. My first trip yesterday morning was to Emirates Stadium, home of the Arsenal Gunners. It towers imperiously over the surrounding neighborhood; yet for all its majesty, the place sure was quiet! Business did pick up later, however, once the armory shop opened, and dozens of fans descended on it like bees to a hive. I, too, swooped in on a gift-buying mission, and wound up purchasing a book for Godfrey, a scarf for a student, and a jersey - on sale, of course - for good measure. I'm sitting in the Westminster Abbey Museum now, resting my weary legs and burdened back. So far, I've been verily impressed with what I've seen, such a confluence of splendor and history before me that it would require days to absorb it all, when regretfully I can spare only a few hours. My favorite part of the abbey is the poets corner where no less a literary luminary than Samuel Johnson rests in peace - his bust confirms his homely presence, which was so vividly captured in his biography. For lunch I had a steak and ale pie, served with mash, taken alongside a Guinness, extra cold - 2 degrees centigrade colder, the bartender explained. It went down well, like all the other delicious meals I've had in England; and no doubt by now I have grown accustomed to inebriation at half past two. Besides, Liverpool were playing inspired football against Blackburn; and my lunch was complete. Having had my fill of football, I decided to skip my ticket scalping endeavor at Stamford Bridge and instead wandered over to the British Museum to inspect their extensive collections. Along the way, my eye caught a theater, its doors wide open and admitting customers. With much rapidity, I subsequently checked the show times, saw that a performance was set to begin, and at last rushed to the box office to purchase a discounted ticket - if you call a 40 pound ticket a deal, that is. That's how I grabbed a seat to watch Hairspray in the West End. The show was worth forty pounds. The music was addictive; and the stage design and effects were not so much kitschy as delightfully stimulating - the pulsating background lights were at once scintillating and penetrating. The actors as well were vivacious, oozing charisma while they danced and delivered lines dripping in humor. Hairspray is a quality production and most definitely recommended. 12.4.09 At breakfast I sat across from a man who asked me to which country Hong Kong had been returned - China or Japan. That was pretty funny. Then he started spitting on my food as he spoke, completely oblivious to my breakfast becoming the receptacle in which the fruit of his inner churl was being placed. I guess I understand the convention nowadays of covering one's mouth whilst speaking and masticating at the same time! We actually conversed on London life in general, and I praised London for its racial integration, the act of which is a prodigious leap of faith for any society, trying to be inclusive, accepting all sorts of people. It wasn't as though the Brits were trying in vain to be all things to all men, using Spanish with the visitors from Spain, German with the Germans and, even, Hindi with the Indians, regardless of whether or not Hindi was their native language; not even considering the absurd idea of encouraging the international adoption of their language; thereby completely keeping English in English hands and allowing its proud polyglots to "practice" their languages. Indeed, the attempt of the Londoners to avail themselves of the rich mosaic of ethnic knowledge, and to seek a common understanding with a ubiquitous English accent is an exemplar, and the bedrock for any world city. I celebrated Jesus' resurrection at the St. Andrew's Street Church in Cambridge. The parishioners of this Baptist church were warm and affable, and I met several of them, including one visiting (Halliday) linguistics scholar from Zhongshan university in Guangzhou, who in fact had visited my tiny City University of Hong Kong in 2003. The service itself was more traditional and the believers fewer in number than the "progressive" services at any of the charismatic, evangelical churches in HK; yet that's what makes this part of the body of Christ unique; besides, the message was as brief as a powerpoint slide, and informative no less; the power word which spoke into my life being a question from John 21:22 - what is that to you? Big trees; exquisite lawns; and old, pointy colleges; that's Cambridge in a nutshell. Sitting here, sipping on a half-pint of Woodforde's Wherry, I've had a leisurely, if not languorous, day so far; my sole duty consisting of walking around while absorbing the verdant environment as though a sponge, camera in tow. I am back at the sublime beer, savoring a pint of Sharp's DoomBar before my fish and chips arrive; the drinking age is 18, but anyone whose visage even hints of youthful brilliance is likely to get carded these days, the bartender told me. The youth drinking culture here is almost as twisted as the university drinking culture in America. My stay in Cambridge, relaxing and desultory as it may be, is about to end after this late lunch. I an not sure if there is anything left to see, save for the American graveyard which rests an impossible two miles away. I have had a wonderful time in this town; and am thankful for the access into its living history - the residents here must demonstrate remarkable patience and tolerance what with so many tourists ambling on the streets, peering - and photographing - into every nook and cranny. 13.4.09 There are no rubbish bins, yet I've seen on the streets many mixed race couples in which the men tend to be white - the women also belonging to a light colored ethnicity, usually some sort of Asian; as well saw some black dudes and Indian dudes with white chicks. People here hold doors, even at the entrance to the toilet. Sometimes it appears as though they are going out on a limb, just waiting for the one who will take the responsibility for the door from them, at which point I rush out to relieve them of such a fortuitous burden. I visited the British Museum this morning. The two hours I spent there did neither myself nor the exhibits any justice because there really is too much to survey, enough captivating stuff to last an entire day, I think. The bottomless well of artifacts from antiquity, drawing from sources as diverse as Korea, and Mesopotamia, is a credit to the British empire, without whose looting most of this amazing booty would be unavailable for our purview; better, I think, for these priceless treasures to be open to all in the grandest supermarket of history than away from human eyes, and worst yet, in the hands of unscrupulous collectors or in the rubbish bin, possibly. Irene and I took in the ballet Giselle at The Royal Opera House in the afternoon. The building is a plush marvel, and a testament to this city's love for the arts. The ballet itself was satisfying, the first half being superior to the second, in which the nimble dancers demonstrated their phenomenal dexterity in, of all places, a graveyard covered in a cloak of smoke and darkness. I admit, their dance of the dead, in such a gloomy necropolis, did strike me as, strange. Two amicable ladies from Kent convinced me to visit their hometown tomorrow, where, they told me, the authentic, "working" Leeds Castle and the mighty interesting home of Charles Darwin await. I'm nursing a pint of Green King Ruddles and wondering about the profusion of British ales and lagers; the British have done a great deed for the world by creating an interminable line of low-alcohol session beers that can be enjoyed at breakfast, lunch, tea and dinner; and their disservice is this: besides this inexhaustible supply of cheap beer ensnaring my inner alcoholic, I feel myself putting on my freshman fifteen, almost ten years after the fact; I am going to have to run a bit harder back in Hong Kong if I want to burn all this malty fuel off. Irene suggested I stop by the National Art Gallery since we were in the area; and it was an hour well spent. The gallery currently presents a special exhibit on Picasso, the non-ticketed section of which features several seductive renderings, including David spying on Bathsheba - repeated in clever variants - and parodies of other masters' works. Furthermore, the main gallery houses two fabulous portraits by Joshua Reynolds, who happens to be favorite of mine, he in life being a close friend of Samuel Johnson - I passed by Boswells, where its namesake first met Johnson, on my way to the opera house. 14.4.09 I prayed last night, and went through my list, lifting everyone on it up to the Lord. That felt good; that God is alive now, and ever present in my life and in the lives of my brothers and sisters. Doubtless, then, I have felt quite wistful, as though a specter in the land of the living, being in a place where religious fervor, it seems, is a thing of the past, a trifling for many, to be hidden away in the opaque corners of centuries-old cathedrals that are more expensive tourist destinations than liberating homes of worship these days. Indeed, I have yet to see anyone pray, outside of the Easter service which I attended in Cambridge - for such an ecstatic moment in verily a grand church, would you believe that it was only attended by at most three dozen spirited ones. The people of England, and Europe in general, have, it is my hope, only locked away the Word, relegating it to the quiet vault of their hearts. May it be taken out in the sudden pause before mealtimes and in the still crisp mornings and cool, silent nights. There is still hope for a revival in this place, for faith to rise like that splendid sun every morning. God would love to rescue them, to deliver them in this day, it is certain. I wonder what Londoners think, if anything at all, about their police state which, like a vine in the shadows, has taken root in all corners of daily life, from the terrorist notifications in the underground, which implore Londoners to report all things suspicious, to the pair of dogs which eagerly stroll through Euston. What makes this all the more incredible is the fact that even the United States, the indomitable nemesis of the fledgling, rebel order, doesn't dare bombard its citizens with such fear mongering these days, especially with Obama in office; maybe we've grown wise in these past few years to the dubious returns of surrendering civil liberties to the state, of having our bags checked everywhere - London Eye; Hairspray; and The Royal Opera House check bags in London while the museums do not; somehow, that doesn't add up for me. I'm in a majestic bookshop on New Street in Birmingham, and certainly to confirm my suspicions, there are just as many books on the death of Christianity in Britain as there are books which attempt to murder Christianity everywhere. I did find, however, a nice biography on John Wesley by Roy Hattersley and The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis. I may pick up the former. Lunch with Sally was pleasant and mirthful. We dined at a French restaurant nearby New Street - yes, Birmingham is a cultural capitol! Sally and I both tried their omelette, while her boyfriend had the fish, without chips. Conversation was light, the levity was there and so was our reminiscing about those fleeting moments during our first year in Hong Kong; it is amazing how friendships can resume so suddenly with a smile. On their recommendation, I am on my way to Warwick Castle - they also suggested that I visit Cadbury World, but they cannot take on additional visitors at the moment, the tourist office staff informed me, much to my disappointment! Visiting Warwick Castle really made for a great day out. The castle, parts of which were established by William the Conquerer in 1068, is as much a kitschy tourist trap as a meticulous preservation of history, at times a sillier version of Ocean Park while at others a dignified dedication to a most glorious, inexorably English past. The castle caters to all visitors; and not surprisingly, that which delighted all audiences was a giant trebuchet siege engine, which for the five p.m. performance hurled a fireball high and far into the air - fantastic! Taliban beware! 15.4.09 I'm leaving on a jet plane this evening; don't know when I'll be back in England again. I'll miss this quirky, yet endearing place; and that I shall miss Irene and Tom who so generously welcomed me into their home, fed me, and suffered my use of their toilet and shower goes without saying. I'm grateful for God's many blessings on this trip. On the itinerary today is a trip to John Wesley's home, followed by a visit to the Imperial War Museum. Already this morning I picked up a tube of Oilatum, a week late perhaps, which Teri recommended I use to treat this obstinate, dermal weakness of mine - I'm happy to report that my skin has stopped crying. John Wesley's home is alive and well. Services are still held in the chapel everyday; and its crypt, so far from being a cellar for the dead, is a bright, spacious museum in which all things Wesley are on display - I never realized how much of an iconic figure he became in England; at the height of this idol frenzy, ironic in itself, he must have been as popular as the Beatles were at their apex. The house itself is a multi-story edifice with narrow, precipitous staircases and spacious rooms decorated in an 18th century fashion. I found Samuel Johnson's house within a maze of red brick hidden alongside Fleet Street. To be in the home of the man who wrote the English dictionary, and whose indefatigable love for obscure words became the inspiration for my own lexical obsession, this, by far, is the climax of my visit to England! The best certainly has been saved for last. There are a multitude of portraits hanging around the house like ornaments on a tree. Every likeness has its own story, meticulously retold on the crib sheets in each room. Celebrities abound, including David Garrick and Sir Joshua Reynolds, who painted several of the finer images in the house. I have developed a particular affinity for Oliver Goldsmith, of whom Boswell writes, "His person was short, his countenance coarse and vulgar, his deportment that of a scholar awkwardly affecting the easy gentleman. It appears as though I, too, could use a more flattering description of myself! I regretfully couldn't stop to try the curry in England; I guess the CityU canteen's take on the dish will have to do. I did, however, have the opportune task of flirting with the cute Cathay Pacific counter staff who checked me in. She was gorgeous in red, light powder on her cheeks, with real diamond earrings, she said; and her small, delicate face, commanded by a posh British accent rendered her positively irresistible, electrifying. Not only did she grant me an aisle seat but she had the gumption to return my fawning with zest; she must be a pro at this by now. I saw her again as she was pulling double-duty, collecting tickets prior to boarding. She remembered my quest for curry; and in the fog of infatuation, where nary a man has been made, I fumbled my words like the sloppy kid who has had too much punch. I am just an amateur, alas, an "Oliver Goldsmith" with the ladies - I got no game - booyah! Some final, consequential bits: because of the chavs, Burberry no longer sells those fashionable baseball caps; because of the IRA, rubbish bins are no longer a commodity on the streets of London, and as a result, the streets and the Underground of the city are a soiled mess; and because of other terrorists from distant, more arid lands, going through a Western airport has taken on the tedium of perfunctory procedure that doesn't make me feel any safer from my invisible enemies. At last, I saw so many Indians working at Heathrow that I could have easily mistaken the place for Mumbai. Their presence surprised me because their portion of the general population surely must be less than their portion of Heathrow staff, indicating some mysterious hiring bias. Regardless, they do a superb job with cursory airport checks, and in general are absurdly funny and witty when not tactless. That's all for England!