2012年11月28日星期三

Winners are grinners! Melissa Rycroft proudly poses with her mirror ball trophy the day after claiming victory on Dancing With The Stars

She danced her way to victory to win the mirror ball trophy on Dancing With The Stars on Tuesday night.
And Melissa Rycroft was still clearly on a high as she appeared on Good Morning America the following Wednesday morning.
The 29-year-old Bachelor star was seen posing outside of the studios in New York with her huge trophy. 
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Winners are grinners: Dancing With The Stars winner Melissa Rycroft poses with her mirror ball trophy outside of Good Morning America in New York on Wednesday
Winners are grinners: Dancing With The Stars winner Melissa Rycroft poses with her mirror ball trophy outside of Good Morning America in New York on Wednesday 
The stunning former Dallas Cowboys cheerleader hardly looked tired after the red-eye flight she had taken from Los Angeles following her victorious night.
Grinning from ear to ear, Melissa could not contain her excitement over her win.
The tiny brunette star was somewhat dwarfed by the huge accolade as she lugged the shiny ball around with her. 
Overjoyed: Grinning from ear to ear, Melissa could not contain her excitement over her win
Overjoyed: Grinning from ear to ear, Melissa could not contain her excitement over her win
Overjoyed: Grinning from ear to ear, Melissa could not contain her excitement over her win
Melissa went casual for her TV appearance, wearing a pair of black leggings tucked into knee-high lace-up black leather boots.
She paired the attire with a red top, worn underneath a grey hooded sweater and a leather bomber jacket.
With her chocolate locks coiffed to perfection and her wide toothy smile, Melissa showed no signs of fatigue. 
Good sport: Melissa was also joined by her fellow DWTS contestant Kelly Monaco, who came third place in the fifteenth season of the popular TV contest
Good sport: Melissa was also joined by her fellow DWTS contestant Kelly Monaco, who came third place in the fifteenth season of the popular TV contest
Do a little dance: Melissa and dance partner Tony Dovolani did a live dance on Good Morning America
Do a little dance: Melissa and dance partner Tony Dovolani did a live dance on Good Morning America
Melissa was also joined by her fellow DWTS contestant Kelly Monaco, who came third place in the fifteenth season of the popular TV contest.
Melissa and her dance partner Tony Dovolani were overjoyed after being voted all-star champions of Dancing With The Stars on Tuesday night.
As the only couple out of the three finalists not to have won a previous season, The Bachelor star and her dance professional partner looked totally stunned when they were crowned winners over runners-up Shawn Johnson and Derek Hough.
Can't stop smiling: Melissa and her husband Tye Strickland went for a stroll following the show
Can't stop smiling: Melissa and her husband Tye Strickland went for a stroll following the show
Thrilled: Melissa poses with her husband Tye and their one-year-old daughter Ava following her win on Tuesday night
Thrilled: Melissa poses with her husband Tye and their one-year-old daughter Ava following her win on Tuesday night 
Fist pumps all around: Melissa and her dance partner Tony were overjoyed after being voted all-star champions of Dancing With The Stars
Fist pumps all around: Melissa and her dance partner Tony were overjoyed after being voted all-star champions of Dancing With The Stars 
As they hugged one another, the sound was also cut several times - suggesting that their shock even gave way to some choice celebratory language.
The celebrations were so wild - with Tony climbing up on the outstretched arms of the other contestants - that he and Melissa didn't even get the chance to discuss their joy on air.
'This is usually where we would talk to them!' Tom said, instead he and co-host Brooke Burke stood by to watch the wild celebrations. and the obligatory confetti raining down.
The last dance: Earlier they danced a Samba to Life is a Highway for their final performance
The last dance: Earlier they danced a Samba to Life is a Highway for their final performance
Doting mother: Ahead of her performance, Melissa was seen in the DWTS lot with her daughter Ava and another little girl
Doting mother: Ahead of her performance, Melissa was seen in the DWTS lot with her daughter Ava and another little girl 
Earlier, as they danced a Samba to Life is a Highway for their final performance, judge Len Goodman told them: 'You have been my greatest pleasure to watch - you have been fantastic.'
Bruno said: 'Oh you are turning into a South American siren. Slinky with a touch of rock and roll.'
And during rehearsals, Tony had said: 'I'm so proud of Melissa - nothing can bring her down.'
Despite a string of perfect scores in recent weeks, Melissa and Tony were not considered favourites - especially after Shawn and Derek scored perfect 10s from all three judges for their final dance, compared to the winners' lower 9.5s.
Cuddles: The former Dallas Cowboys cheerleader was getting some good luck hugs from the two youngsters
Cuddles: The former Dallas Cowboys cheerleader was getting some good luck hugs from the two youngsters 
So that's her secret! Melissa was seen carrying a can of Red Bull before the show
So that's her secret! Melissa was seen carrying a can of Red Bull before the show

Showing Leo what he's missing! Victoria's Secret Angel Erin Heatherton prowls around in a leopard print bikini parading her enviable figure

She recently broke up with her boyfriend Leonardo DiCaprio after 10 months of dating.
And stunning Victoria's Secret Angel Erin Heatherton certainly showed the Hollywood star what he was missing as she posted a snap of herself in a bikini on Wednesday.
The 23-year-old American supermodel displayed her enviable figure and washboard abs in a sexy leopard print two-piece.
Wild thing! Erin Heatherton displayed her enviable figure and washboard abs in a sexy leopard print bikini as she took a behind-the-scenes snap of her latest Victoria's Secret photo shoot on Wednesday
Wild thing! Erin Heatherton displayed her enviable figure and washboard abs in a sexy leopard print bikini as she took a behind-the-scenes snap of her latest Victoria's Secret photo shoot on Wednesday
Erin is beach side with her fellow VS Angels, shooting the lingerie giant's latest swimsuit campaign.
The flawless blonde beauty tweeted her excitement about her latest photo shoot earlier in the day.
'Shooting @VictoriasSecret swim and getting inspired for vacation. The new bikinis are sickk..' she wrote on the social networking site. 
Stunning: Erin also posed in a lingerie shoot earlier this week and was seen with her hairstylist
Stunning: Erin also posed in a lingerie shoot earlier this week and was seen with her hairstylist 
Flawless: Erin is clearly a natural beauty
Flawless: Erin is clearly a natural beauty
She then gave her over 100,000 Twitter followers a sneak peek of the shoot.
'Sneak peak.. So happy to be on the beach!! #grateful,' she wrote.
Erin briefly went home to her hometown of Chicago, Illinois to spend time with her family for Thanksgiving last week. 
The blonde beauty was happy she could relax her diet during the holiday after strutting her stuff at  the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show earlier this month.
Fellow Angel: Fellow Victoria's Secret model Candice Swanepoel also posted a picture of herself in a bikini this week, posing with her cute dog
Fellow Angel: Fellow Victoria's Secret model Candice Swanepoel also posted a picture of herself in a bikini this week, posing with her cute dog
She told Modelina: 'I'm going to be with my family, in Chicago. We always go to my aunt's house.'
'She's like the Martha Stewart of the family,' Erin mused. 'She can cook anything and she has the most beautiful sons.
'One of her sons, Jordan Stein, is actually in Afghanistan and I send him all my love. They just have a beautiful family and we all just get together and its just very warm and cozy,' she said.
Over: Erin and Leo broke up after 10 months together amid reports he didn't want to settle down and they struggled to see each other because of their busy schedules
Over: Erin and Leo broke up after 10 months together amid reports he didn't want to settle down and they struggled to see each other because of their busy schedules
'I have the most amazing family: my sister Megan, my brother jeff and my parents who are here to support me.'
On the runway: Erin walked the runway for the Victoria's Secret Fashion show earlier this month
On the runway: Erin walked the runway for the Victoria's Secret Fashion show earlier this month
But it wasn't too long before she was right back to work again, as she tweeted some snaps of herself posing in lingerie on Monday. 
'So happy to be back at work with the incredible @Italogregorio1. Shooting @VictoriasSecret with my fav @NomadRJ xox,' she tweeted.
Erin and Leo broke up after 10 months together amid reports he didn't want to settle down and they struggled to see each other because of their busy schedules.
The stunning model previously insisted she is doing fine after their break-up.
She said: 'I'm having the best time right now. I couldn't feel more beautiful with all my friends. It's wonderful.'
Erin's best friend Lily Aldridge, 26, also confirmed she is doing fine and thinks it won't be long before she is dating someone else.
She said: 'I don't think Erin's gonna have any problems getting a man. I'm pretty sure there's a line around New York City waiting for her. Every guy I know is like, "Please introduce me to Erin!"'
Leonardo, who recently admitted he hasn't met the love of his life yet, has wasted no time since the split and was spotted flirting with a string of models at a number of parties in New York..

It promises to be an adventure': Homeland star Damian Lewis delivers new Jaguar F-Type sports car in mini-movie Desire


Damian Lewis has leapt at the chance to star in a Hollywood mini-movie alongside the new Jaguar F-Type sports car. 
The Old Etonian star of hit American TV thriller Homeland was at Paramount Studios to announce details to nearly 500 VIP guests as a curtain-raiser ahead of the Los Angeles Auto Show where the sexy roadster makes its US debut today.
The Golden Globe nominee and Emmy Award winning actor is playing the lead role in a short feature film called Desire created by luxury British car-maker Jaguar in association with Ridley Scott Associates and to be released early 2013.
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A new mission: Homeland's Damian Lewis is set to star in mini-movie Desire alongside the new Jaguar F-Type
A new mission: Homeland's Damian Lewis is set to star in mini-movie Desire alongside the new Jaguar F-Type
He flies this week from LA to Chile to begin shooting in the Atacama Desert.

Actor Jordi Molla is cast as the villain and American actress Shannyn Sossamon who was present at the event will play the lead female role.
The 15-minute film tells the story of delivery driver Clark (played by Lewis) who is taking the car to a wealthy client  but runs into trouble after a chance encounter with a mysterious, young woman (played by Sossamon) in the middle of a ‘lawless’ desert.
The mini epic is directed by Adam Smith  and is described as ‘a story of betrayal, retribution, passion and greed’ which is also understood to feature ‘a nun, a Quentin Tarantino-style shoot-out and, of course, a very hot car’.
Along for the ride: American actress Shannyn Sossamon will play the lead female role in the short film
Along for the ride: American actress Shannyn Sossamon will play the lead female role in the short film
Lewis said: ‘When Jaguar approached me about the F-TYPE Desire film I was really intrigued. I then got to read the script and decided it was definitely a project I wanted to be a part of. Working with the director Adam Smith from Ridley Scott Associates, it promises to be an adventure.
‘Jaguar cars have played some iconic roles in film for many years and I'm looking forward to being the first to drive the F-TYPE in film.’
Lewis is hot property in the US now following his roles in the highly successful Homeland thriller and Band of Brothers. 
The F-Type car made its dynamic drive-in entrance at Paramount Studios on a road built over the famous studio’s sunken water tank against a vast 50 metre projected infinity back drop used in many Hollywood films. 
Guests were also treated to the premier of a trailer ‘teaser for the movie’ to be filmed over a five day shoot in Chile next week.
Soundtrack to the film has been written by singer songwriter Lana Del Rey who penned an exclusive track named 'Burning Desire' which she premiered at the Paris Motor Show in September when the F-Type was unveiled.
The song will feature on Lana’s new album Born To Die: The Paradise Edition the which is also being filmed in South America before release in  early 2013.
'I was really intrigued': Damian said after reading the script for the project he signed up immediately
'I was really intrigued': Damian said after reading the script for the project he signed up immediately
Jaguar’s global brand director Adrian Hallmark said: ‘With the film we are looking at getting the F-type story across in a different way. It’s a proper film with a story line and we’ll give it a full premier and it will be available on the internet.’
‘Jaguar is synonymous with some of the most iconic moments in cinematic history, and we're excited about reigniting this powerful combination through a British led, world class artistic project. 
‘The Jaguar F-Type represents a return to the company’s heartland: a two-seater, convertible sports car focused on delivering performance, agility and maximum driver reward. ‘
Kai Lu Hsiung, managing director of Ridley Scott Associates said: ‘We are hugely excited to be collaborating with Jaguar on this project, and to be working with such a fantastic cast.
‘Film sets have traditionally kept viewers out, but through crafted updates and content we will welcome them onto the set in an unprecedented way, from the shoot in early December through to the launch of the film in March. We want viewers to see how the process unfolds through our eyes and to be a part of it alongside us.’

Kim Kardashian Takes... Kuwait! Reality star jets to Middle East to brush up on political knowledge (and open new milkshake stores)


Earlier this month Kim Kardashian apologised for offending people after weighing in on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
But now the reality star is on a mission to educated herself about the Middle East crisis - while squeezing in a couple of milkshake store openings at the same time.
The reality star is on a whirlwind three-day trip to Kuwait and Bahrain - where she is set to make appearances at two new Millions of Milkshakes stalls.
Milkshake mission: Kim Kardashian pulls a peace sign, tweeting a snap of herself having arrived in Kuwait. The TV star is in the Middle East to brush up on her political knowledge and open two Millions Of Milkshakes shops
Milkshake mission: Kim Kardashian pulls a peace sign, tweeting a snap of herself having arrived in Kuwait. The TV star is in the Middle East to brush up on her political knowledge and open two Millions Of Milkshakes shops
Getting serious: On Wednesday Kim met with the U.S. Ambassador to Kuwait, Matthew Tueller
Getting serious: On Wednesday Kim met with the U.S. Ambassador to Kuwait, Matthew Tueller
First, however, the Keeping Up With The Kardashians star found time to tweet a snap of herself meeting with the U.S. Ambassador to Kuwait, Matthew Tueller, on Wednesday.
Earlier she shared a snap of her flashing the peace sign having arrived on her flight from Fort Lauderdale in Florida.
She tweeted the accompanying message: 'Just touched down in Kuwait!!! Riding to the hotel now! So excited to be here!'
Sheer daring: Kim displayed her V-shaped bra through a sheer black top as she jetted out of Fort Lauterdale airport on Tuesday
Sheer daring: Kim displayed her V-shaped bra through a sheer black top as she jetted out of Fort Lauterdale airport on Tuesday
Turning transparent: Luckily she was with the accoutrement, as the camera's flashbulbs turned the reality star's top even more transparent as she made her way through the terminal
Turning transparent: The flashbulbs turned the reality star's top even more transparent as she made her way through the terminal
A source told gossip website TMZ.com that Kim - who will be travelling with a private security squad - is hoping to learn a lot about the customs, cultures and conflicts in the Middle East during her trip after recently causing controversy over comments she made on twitter.
The insider said: 'Kim wants to be as informed as possible so she can use her celebrity to help those in need and raise awareness about important issues in the area.'
Last week Kim was forced to apologise after weighing in on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, after writing: 'Praying for everyone in Israel.' 
After instantly attracting backlash, she followed up with a second tweet, saying: 'Praying for everyone in Palestine and across the world.'
She later posted a lengthy apology on her official blog in which she said: 'I want to own up to and explain that earlier today I sent out two tweets about saying prayers for the people in Palestine and Israel and after hearing from my followers, I decided to take down the tweets because I realised that some people were offended and hurt by what I said, and for that I apologise.'
Sophisticated: Bar her see-through top, Kim's look was however one of her most sophisticated yet
Sophisticated: Bar her see-through top, Kim's look was however one of her most sophisticated yet
KiSuits you: The brunette star opted for a black trouser suit, which flattered her famous curves
Suits you: The brunette star opted for a black trouser suit, which flattered her famous curves
Suits you: The brunette star opted for a black trouser suit, which flattered her famous curves
Kim was wearing the same outfit she flew out in as she met with Kuwait's U.S. Ambassador on Wednesday - a trouser suit complete with a low-cut sheer top - a risque choice of attire considering her whereabouts.
Photographed at the airport in Florida earlier, Kim's sheer top turned completely see-through under the glare of the flashbulbs, revealing her black bra underneath.
She paired her ensemble with some black-pointed toe stilettos and one of her favourite Hermes crocodile skin bags. 
Kim, who was accompanied by a bodyguard, strolled through the airport solo with a pair of Aviator sunglasses shielding her eyes.
She wore minimal make-up on her olive complexion and had her glossy locks out in a straight style.
Expensive cargo: Kim toted one of her favourite Hermes crocodile handbags
Expensive cargo: Kim toted one of her favourite  Hermes crocodile handbags 
No preferential treatment: Kim got no preferential treatment as she made her way through security
No preferential treatment: Kim got no preferential treatment as she made her way through security
Kim got no preferential treatment as she made her way through security.
Just like everyone else she put her bag through the X-ray scanner and took off her shoes. 
Kim's slimming black outfit comes after she recently dished out some diet tips following Thanksgiving.
The reality star, who is famous for her womanly curves, shared her post-indulgence weightloss tips.
'Throw out those left overs!' she wrote. 'As delicious as they are, Thanksgiving is over.'

2012年11月1日星期四

Revealed, the legroom league: Out of 32 airlines British Airways finishes in 21st place, while easyJet comes second from last

As any frequent flier knows, just a couple of inches of extra legroom can make all the difference between a pleasant start to your holiday and a torturous one.

So before booking your next trip, it may pay to take a peek at the results of the most extensive survey ever into seat size when flying in economy.

As might be expected of a budget airline, Ryanair came bottom of the study of 32 of the world’s leading airlines for seat width, with a miserly 16 inches.

Squeeze: Ryanair and easyJet rate poorly in the most extensive survey ever into seat size when flying in economy. (File photograph)
Squeeze: Ryanair and easyJet rate poorly in the most extensive survey ever into seat size when flying in economy. (File photograph)
Its rival easyJet fared much better, however, with its seat width of 17.5 inches giving it sixth spot.

But when it came to legroom – defined as the distance between the back of one chair to the back of the one in front – the roles were reversed.

With just 29 inches, easyJet finished second from bottom, whereas Ryanair came 24th with 30 inches.
 

So a short, plump passenger might be more comfortable with easyJet but a taller, slimmer passenger might be more likely to enjoy a Ryanair flight.

Cathay Pacific and Singapore Airlines were rated joint top for legroom, with 32 inches, while Emirates was top for seat width, with a minimum of 18 inches and a maximum of 20.5 inches.

British Airways was in eighth for width (17.3 inches minimum, 18.1 maximum) but only 21st for legroom (30 to 31 inches).

Virgin Atlantic did better on both counts, with width of 17.5 inches and legroom from 31 to 32 inches.
Ranked: British Airways was in eighth for width but only 21st for legroom
Ranked: British Airways was in eighth for width but only 21st for legroom

HOW AIRLINES COMPARE FOR LEGROOM: THE BEST

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1=
3
4=
4=
6=
6=
6==
9
10=
10=
10=
13
14
15
AIRLINE
Cathay Pacific
Singapore Airlines
ANA
Korean Air
Etihad
Thai Airways
Japan Airlines
Emirates
American Airlines
Kenya Airways
United
Virgin Atlantic
KLM
Qatar Airways
ANZ
LEGROOM (INCHES)
32
32
31-38
31-35
31-35
31-34
31-34
31-34
31-33
31-32
31-32
31-32
31
30-36
30-35
The Airline Survey dossier was carried out by Business Traveller magazine and its sister website Seatplans.com.
British Airways’ sister airline Iberia finished bottom for legroom with a minimum of just 28 inches on its Airbus A319s and A320s.
However, the survey noted that over half of Iberia’s planes have a larger legroom than this, with 30 or 32 inches minimum.


'It would be nice if there was a fraction more legroom'
Many passengers upgrade to ‘premium economy’ to get some extra space without paying business or first-class fares.
Here the most legroom is offered by Turkish Airlines at 46 inches. Virgin Atlantic won the prize for best premium economy seat width at 21 inches.

Jenny Southan, who edited the Business Traveller Airline Survey supplement which accompanies the November issue of the magazine, said: ‘If you’re flying economy, an inch or two can make a lot of difference after a few hours, so it is worth knowing that while you might get a little bit more legroom on Ryanair than on Easyjet, your seat won’t recline on Ryanair.‘

She noted: ‘The airlines are fitting more seats on to the aircraft, although they say that this isn’t affecting our legroom because the new type of economy seat cushion is thinner, increasing the amount of legroom by a small margin.

‘Airlines are also charging for seats in exit rows or by bulkheads which can provide passengers with up to two extra feet of space.’

The magazine collated and checked more than 8,000 individual items of data from 32 airlines who are given the opportunity to double-check, update and verify the figures before publication.

THE WORST: AIRLINES WITH LEAST ROOM IN ECONOMY


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31
30
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25
24
21=
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AIRLINE
Iberia
easyJet
Air Berlin
Air France
TAM
Finnair
Jet Airways
Turkish Airlines
Ryanair
Lufthansa
Qantas
British Airways
Swiss
Delta Air Lines
Oman Air
Malaysia Airlines
Air Canada
LEGROOM (INCHES)
28-32
29
29-30
29-32
29-32
29-33
29-33
29-34
30
30-31
30-31
30-31
30-32
30-33
30-34
30-34
30-34

Taking tips from the original bombshell! Helen Flanagan channels Marilyn in sultry underwear shoot... as she unveils tattoo homage to Monroe


It's safe to say that Helen Flanagan is no longer the same person who walked onto the set of Coronation Street in 2000 to play Rosie Webster.
And keen to show off just how much she has grown up, Helen cut several sultry figures in a racy lingerie photo shoot.
The 22-year-old, who starts filming for her new movie The Runaway on Wednesday, also pays homage to the late Marilyn Monroe with a new inked design.
Bang bang! Helen Flanagan smoulders in lingerie shoot as she wears her hair in large curls
Bang bang! Helen Flanagan smoulders in lingerie shoot as she wears her hair in large curls
With her hair styled in big curls, Helen holds a gun to her head as she gazes into the camera lens.
Standing against a white backdrop, Flanagan proves she very much a vixen as she smoulders in a black lace bra.
Keeping her make-up natural, the blue-eye beauty looks flawless in the lightly washed images.
Coming across all shy: Helen turns her attention away from the photographer as she holds one hand to her chest
Coming across all shy: Helen turns her attention away from the photographer as she holds one hand to her chest

Beautiful: The 22-year-old WAG kept her make-up simple for the seductive shoot
Beautiful: The 22-year-old WAG kept her make-up simple for the seductive shoot
Her prerogative: In black and white shot, Flanagan crawls on the fall as she nearly spills over
Her prerogative: In black and white shot, Flanagan crawls on the fall as she nearly spills over
In another snap, the WAG turns her focus away from the photographer and pulls a shocked expression on her face.
 

Leaning forward, as she sits on the floor almost spills out of her bra in a black and white still.
In the final shot, Helen tilts her head to the side while she wears a coating of scarlet lipstick and a fitted cobalt dress, as she shows of the full design of her tattoo.
For all eyes... In the final shot, wearing a cobalt blue dress, Helen shows of her tattoo
For all eyes... In the final shot, wearing a cobalt blue dress, Helen shows of her tattoo
No pain, no gain: On Wednesday Helen posted a picture to her Twitter account as she sat in a chair as she got the image of Marilyn inked on her forearm
No pain, no gain: On Wednesday Helen posted a picture to her Twitter account as she sat in a chair as she got the image of Marilyn inked on her forearm
On Wednesday, Helen posted a picture to her Twitter account of herself sitting in a chair as she got the image of Marilyn inked on her forearm.
In the snap, Flanagan, who is an active tweeter, is looking up at the camera with wide-eyes as the tattoo gets to work while a picture of the Some Like It Hot actress is clearly in view.
Helen debuted her new etching on Tuesday evening, as she attended the Spectacle Wearer of the Year Awards in London, but she's not the first actress to sport a Monroe tattoo.
Megan Fox also once had a tattoo on Marilyn's face on her arm, before she decided to get it removed via laser treatment in  2011.
Similar ambitions: Helen debuted her tattoo, which is similar to an etching Megan Fox (L) once had, on Tuesday evening at the Spectacle Wearer of the Year Awards in London
Similar ambitions: Helen debuted her tattoo, which is similar to an etching Megan Fox (L) once had, on Tuesday evening at the Spectacle Wearer of the Year Awards in London
Similar ambitions: Helen debuted her tattoo, which is similar to an etching Megan Fox (L) once had, on Tuesday evening at the Spectacle Wearer of the Year Awards in London