Friday, February 27, 2015

Invasion of the Immense Insects

Over the weekend, we visited the Rancho Santa Ana Botanical Garden. I thought it was just going to be a pleasant (maybe a bit boring) afternoon looking at flowers, but was surprised to discover giant wooden insects had invaded! These wonderful sculptures by artist David Rogers were on display, installed here and there, throughout the acres of trails.

It gave the hike a bit of 50s monster movie suspense never knowing when one would turn up around a corner.









Thursday, February 26, 2015

Sunday Sketchbook: Necromancer


I didn't set out to draw this wizard, warlock, cultist or whatever he may be. I just started doodling an evil pair of eyes and it went from there. I really enjoy sketching when that happens.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Cool Latest Celebrity News images

Cool Latest Celebrity News images

A few nice latest celebrity news images I found:

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

Nice Celebrity Eclipse Pictures photos

Nice Celebrity Eclipse Pictures photos

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Celebrity Eclipse Main Dining Room (2) celebrity eclipse pictures
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Celebrity Solstice. Grass Lawn. celebrity eclipse pictures
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.

Celebrity Eclipse Tour Lunch: main course fish celebrity eclipse pictures
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Corgi Degreaser

Corgi Degreaser

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Corgi Degreaser names of celebrities
Image by Apionid Been trying to get rid of this stuff for ages. We're Here! My name on a plate (Celebrity endorsed products)

Jazz Musician & Band Leader Woody Herman Star, Star Walk Outside Hotel San Carlos, Phoenix, Arizona names of celebrities
Image by classic_film This star bears the name of and the electronic engraved signature of legendary jazz musician and band leader Woody Herman (May 16, 1913 - October 29, 1987). This is one of a number of metal stars that are embedded in the surrounding walkway on the east and south sides of the historic Hotel San Marcos (down Monroe Street and Central Avenue) in downtown Phoenix, Arizona. Imitating the famous Hollywood Walk of Fame in California, this "Star Walk" was created in 1993 to commemorate the hotel's 65th birthday, and to serve as a tribute to the movie stars of the Golden Era of Hollywood and other celebrities who were regular guests of the elegant hotel in its earlier glory years. Location: 202 N. Central Avenue Phoenix, Arizona Some historical background about the historic hotel; text selections from the Hotel San Carlos website: The Hotel San Carlos was established in 1928, and is a proud member of The Historic Hotels of America and The National Trust for Historic Preservation. 1927: The Hotel San Carlos finally became the hotel project the growing city yearned for when Charles Harris, financed by Dwight B. Heard, purchased the hotel site and began construction. The design was done by nationally known architects, G. Witecross Ritchie of Los Angeles, in the Italian renaissance style. 1928: The formal Grand opening March 20th, 1928 was boldly announced in the Arizona Gazette (now the Arizona Republic). Mr. Dwight Heard, a prominent figure in Phoenix real estate and development, and his partner, Charles Harris, were very proud of their state-of-the-art hotel. It was the most modern hotel in the entire Southwest United States, the first air conditioned, high-rise hotel in Phoenix, and the first high-rise hotel with elevators (hand operated) in the state. It had Italian tapestries, a card room, dancing, and an outdoor sun room. At a time when the latest automobile, the model "A" Ford, cost only 0, the Hotel San Carlos was build at a cost of nearly 0,000! [...] 1928-1960: During this time, the hotel continued to be a hub for the Phoenix elite, political and social, as well as a Mecca for Hollywood stars. Mae West stayed here in 1929 while performing at the Orpheum Theatre, 203 W. Adams, in "I'm No Angel". It was reported she left orders with the front desk to "not be awaked until 3:00 pm with a bottle of champagne and two glasses." The Phoenix Press Club was founded here. Clark Gable and Carole Lombard spent much of their romantic time here in Arizona at the San Carlos. Gable often referred to Lombard as the "love of his life." Marilyn Monroe was a guest during her filming of Bus Stop. She wanted a room close to our pool on the third floor, so that she could slip out to the deck and sunbath with the least amount of attention. Other stars such as Spencer Tracy, Jean Harlow, Cary Grant, Ingrid Bergman, Gary Cooper, Humphrey Bogart, Gene Autry, and big band artists Kay Starr, Woody Herman and Harry James all spent time here over the years. Governors, senators, and countless other notables, also enjoyed the services of the San Carlos over the years.

Nice Celebrities Babies photos

Nice Celebrities Babies photos

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Paloma Faith Concert celebrities babies
Image by Fraser Mummery Paloma Faith in concert at The Liverpool Empire Theatre on 4th Nov 2014. 'Trouble with My Baby' clip youtu.be/RmwhBeQlohQ 'River Deep - Mountain High' clip youtu.be/QdUSy4tpCHg

Paloma Faith Concert celebrities babies
Image by Fraser Mummery Paloma Faith in concert at The Liverpool Empire Theatre on 4th Nov 2014. 'Trouble with My Baby' clip youtu.be/RmwhBeQlohQ 'River Deep - Mountain High' clip youtu.be/QdUSy4tpCHg

Baby Chick celebrities babies
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Megan Gale

Megan Gale

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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

Kane Concert @ the Key Club christian celebrities
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).

Cool Celebrity Deaths Today images

Cool Celebrity Deaths Today images

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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.

Nice Celebrity Picture photos

Nice Celebrity Picture photos

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

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

Celebrity Infinity. Food. Souffle celebrity picture
Image by Tom Mascardo A generously-sized chocolate souffle with some sort of coffee-based sauce. Yum...

DSC00678, Interior of Celebrity Cruise Ship Century

DSC00678, Interior of Celebrity Cruise Ship Century

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DSC00678, Interior of Celebrity Cruise Ship Century celebrity photo
Image by jimg944 The Celebrity Cruises Motor Vessel Century viewed from the dock. 70,606 tonnage, 815 feet long, 105 foot beam width, 22 knot top speed, 14 decks, 1750 guests and 868 crew. See set comments for Welcome to the Dawn of a New Century .

Celebrity Solstice. Lifeboat. celebrity photo
Image by Tom Mascardo 1 On the promenade deck, a shot of this bright orange lifeboat/patrol boat. 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.

Celebrity Century celebrity photo
Image by Tom Mascardo 3 Anchored off the shore of Icy Strait Point / Hoonah, Alaska

Nice Celebrity Style Guide photos

Nice Celebrity Style Guide photos

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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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George Burns & Gracie Allen, Radio Mirror Magazine, May 1948 young celebrities
Image by The Bees Knees Daily It's wild to see George Burns so young...I only remember him being old! "George Burns (January 20, 1896 â€" March 9, 1996), born Nathan Birnbaum, was an American comedian, actor, and writer. He was one of the few entertainers whose career successfully spanned vaudeville, film, radio, and television. His arched eyebrow and cigar smoke punctuation became familiar trademarks for over three quarters of a century. At the age of 79, Burns' career was resurrected as an amiable, beloved and unusually active old comedian in the 1975 film The Sunshine Boys, for which he won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. He continued to work until shortly before his death, in 1996, at the age of 100." Credit Wikipedia Grace Ethel Cecile Rosalie "Gracie" Allen (July 26, 1895[1][2] â€" August 27, 1964), was an American comedienne who became internationally famous as the zany partner and comic foil of husband George Burns. She made her first appearance on stage at age three and was given her first chance On Air by Eddie Cantor. She was educated at the Star of the Sea Convent School and during that time became a talented dancer. She soon began performing Irish folk dances with her three sisters, who were billed as "The Four Colleens." In 1909 Allen joined her sister, Bessie, as a vaudeville performer. At a performance in 1922 Allen met George Burns and the two formed a comedy act. The two were married on January 7, 1926, in Cleveland, Ohio. In the early 1930s, like many stars of their era, Burns and Allen graduated to radio. The show was originally a continuation of their original "flirtation act" (as their vaudeville and short film routines had been). Burns realized that they were simply too old for that material ("Our jokes were too young for us", he later remarked) and changed the show's format in the fall of 1941 into the situation comedy vehicle for which they are best remembered: a working show business married couple negotiating ordinary problems caused by Gracie's "illogical logic," usually with the help of neighbors Harry and Blanche Morton, and their announcer, Bill Goodwin (later replaced by Harry von Zell during the run of their television series). Around 1948 Burns and Allen became part of the CBS talent raid. Their good friend (and frequent guest star) Jack Benny had decided to jump from NBC over to CBS. William S. Paley, the mastermind of CBS, had recently made it openly clear that he believed talent and not the network made the difference, which was not the case at NBC. Benny convinced Burns and Allen (among others) to join him in the move to CBS. The Burns and Allen radio show became part of the CBS lineup and a year later they also brought their show to television. They continued to use the formula which had kept them longtime radio stars, playing themselves only now as television stars, still living next door to Harry and Blanche Morton. They concluded each show with a brief dialogue performance in the style of their classic vaudeville and earlier radio routines. Allen retired in 1958, and Burns tried to soldier on without her. The show was renamed The George Burns Show with the cast intact except for Allen. The locale of the show was changed from the Burns home to George Burns' office, with Blanche Morton working as Burns' secretary so she could help Allen keep an eye on him. Allen's absence was only too obvious and impossible to overcome. The renamed show barely lasted a year." Credit: Wikipedia

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Nice Skinny Celebrities photos

Nice Skinny Celebrities photos

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Dolce & Gabbana skinny celebrities
Image by Eva Rinaldi Celebrity and Live Music Photographer Georgia May Jagger in Sydney, Australia; Sunglass Hut floats on Sydney Harbour with celebrities and product pitch... Sunglass hut... the sunglasses retail company is back to publicity tricks using the good old fashioned celebrity sells... in this case with Mick Jagger's daughter, Georgia May Jagger, and friends, aboard a floating product promotional boat on Sydney Harbour. Not a bad combo and it achieved the goal - free headlines. Looking at Georgia May Jagger, it’s impossible to miss the shades on her famous parents. Mick Jagger and Jerry Hall. Some press is saying she’s the very best blend of her parents’ charisma and good looks. Ah, the benefits of being a famous offspring... and good work opportunities often come your way including product promotions. In Australia on a promotional tour with Sunglass Hut, she stars in their current advertising campaign with boyfriend musician and model, Josh McClennan. She told Fairfax Media "We’d never worked together before â€" so it was an interesting experience. Kind of a laugh seeing your boyfriend posing â€" we had a lot of fun", she said. Guest stars at tonight’s A-list party aboard the Sunglass Hut floating store, they are checking out the sights of Sydney "We’re climbing the Harbour Bridge today, we’ve seen sharks at the aquarium and we’re in love with Bondi Beach". Georgia is a hot, smart and music appreciating Brit. "There was always music in the house growing up â€" I love all kinds from blues through to rock 'n' roll. I tried the violin and guitar when I was young, but never really learned to play…and my Mum doesn’t play anything either." Georgia May is familiar with the modeling and advertising world with cosmetic contracts, major advertising campaigns and her fair share of magazine covers including UK Vogue, UK Elle and this month’s Australian Harper's Bazaar. Yes, we know its got something to do with her famous parents, but good luck to her. That's the world and that's the business. "I’m really trying to have fun with it [modeling]. Obviously, I enjoy the travelling and getting to meet people from all over the world. It’s wild to be working in London one day and then in Australia the next â€" I just want to keep doing it for as long as I can". After modeling, she hopes to move into a career in photography. She mentions her mum's Helmut Newtown pictures as inspiration. "I was at university before my career took off and my plan is to be a photographer â€" my dream would be to travel and take pictures" she said. Moving like Jagger in the Sunglass Hut campaign. When it comes to style, the model is a fan of Vivienne Westwood â€" she’s the face of the new Westwood jewellery line â€" and has a try-anything-once approach to fashion. "I pick up style from everywhere I go, I like to mix it up. I‘ve got some incredible vintage pieces from my mother’s wardrobe - amazing dresses from her Studio 54 days”. And what about her father’s closet â€" has she managed to get her hands on any of Dad’s iconic threads? “My sister [Lizzie] has a lot because she’s got the tall skinny figure. I do have one thing of my Dad’s that he doesn’t know I’ve got it and if he did he’d want it back immediately…for a museum". Sunglass Hut floating store is moored in Darling Harbour, Sydney from November 15 - 18. 10 per cent of all profits from the Floating Store will be donated to OneSight, a leading global vision care charity. About Sunglass Hut... Sunglass Hut is an international retailer of sunglasses and sunglass accessories founded in Miami, Florida in 1971. Sunglass Hut is part of the Italian-based Luxottica Group, the world’s largest eyewear company. As of December 31, 2008, the Luxottica Group operated 2,286 stores worldwide, most of those as part of the Sunglass Hut brand. Sunglass Hut stores are located in the United States, Canada, the Caribbean, Brazil, continental Europe, the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Singapore, South Africa, the Middle East, India and most notably in megalopolis Montreal, Canada. In popular culture... Sunglass Hut’s fashion-oriented positioning has seen it mentioned on a number of popular fashion blogs, including Slaves to Fashion, complex.com, psfk and Splendicity. Sunglass Hut also appeared in an episode of the animated series American Dad. Put Them On... Sunglass Hut's new brand identity, ‘Put Them On’, launched internationally in 2008. The campaign has appeared over 20 countries in the form of press, radio, outdoor, direct marketing, online and point of sale advertising. Websites Sunglasses Hut www.sunglasshut.com.au Mick Jagger official website www.mickjagger.com Eva Rinaldi Photography Flickr www.flickr.com/evarinaldiphotography Eva Rinaldi Photography www.evarinaldi.com Music News Australia www.musicnewsaustralia.com

Georgia May Jagger skinny celebrities
Image by Eva Rinaldi Celebrity and Live Music Photographer Georgia May Jagger in Sydney, Australia; Sunglass Hut floats on Sydney Harbour with celebrities and product pitch... Sunglass hut... the sunglasses retail company is back to publicity tricks using the good old fashioned celebrity sells... in this case with Mick Jagger's daughter, Georgia May Jagger, and friends, aboard a floating product promotional boat on Sydney Harbour. Not a bad combo and it achieved the goal - free headlines. Looking at Georgia May Jagger, it’s impossible to miss the shades on her famous parents. Mick Jagger and Jerry Hall. Some press is saying she’s the very best blend of her parents’ charisma and good looks. Ah, the benefits of being a famous offspring... and good work opportunities often come your way including product promotions. In Australia on a promotional tour with Sunglass Hut, she stars in their current advertising campaign with boyfriend musician and model, Josh McClennan. She told Fairfax Media "We’d never worked together before â€" so it was an interesting experience. Kind of a laugh seeing your boyfriend posing â€" we had a lot of fun", she said. Guest stars at tonight’s A-list party aboard the Sunglass Hut floating store, they are checking out the sights of Sydney "We’re climbing the Harbour Bridge today, we’ve seen sharks at the aquarium and we’re in love with Bondi Beach". Georgia is a hot, smart and music appreciating Brit. "There was always music in the house growing up â€" I love all kinds from blues through to rock 'n' roll. I tried the violin and guitar when I was young, but never really learned to play…and my Mum doesn’t play anything either." Georgia May is familiar with the modeling and advertising world with cosmetic contracts, major advertising campaigns and her fair share of magazine covers including UK Vogue, UK Elle and this month’s Australian Harper's Bazaar. Yes, we know its got something to do with her famous parents, but good luck to her. That's the world and that's the business. "I’m really trying to have fun with it [modeling]. Obviously, I enjoy the travelling and getting to meet people from all over the world. It’s wild to be working in London one day and then in Australia the next â€" I just want to keep doing it for as long as I can". After modeling, she hopes to move into a career in photography. She mentions her mum's Helmut Newtown pictures as inspiration. "I was at university before my career took off and my plan is to be a photographer â€" my dream would be to travel and take pictures" she said. Moving like Jagger in the Sunglass Hut campaign. When it comes to style, the model is a fan of Vivienne Westwood â€" she’s the face of the new Westwood jewellery line â€" and has a try-anything-once approach to fashion. "I pick up style from everywhere I go, I like to mix it up. I‘ve got some incredible vintage pieces from my mother’s wardrobe - amazing dresses from her Studio 54 days”. And what about her father’s closet â€" has she managed to get her hands on any of Dad’s iconic threads? “My sister [Lizzie] has a lot because she’s got the tall skinny figure. I do have one thing of my Dad’s that he doesn’t know I’ve got it and if he did he’d want it back immediately…for a museum". Sunglass Hut floating store is moored in Darling Harbour, Sydney from November 15 - 18. 10 per cent of all profits from the Floating Store will be donated to OneSight, a leading global vision care charity. About Sunglass Hut... Sunglass Hut is an international retailer of sunglasses and sunglass accessories founded in Miami, Florida in 1971. Sunglass Hut is part of the Italian-based Luxottica Group, the world’s largest eyewear company. As of December 31, 2008, the Luxottica Group operated 2,286 stores worldwide, most of those as part of the Sunglass Hut brand. Sunglass Hut stores are located in the United States, Canada, the Caribbean, Brazil, continental Europe, the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Singapore, South Africa, the Middle East, India and most notably in megalopolis Montreal, Canada. In popular culture... Sunglass Hut’s fashion-oriented positioning has seen it mentioned on a number of popular fashion blogs, including Slaves to Fashion, complex.com, psfk and Splendicity. Sunglass Hut also appeared in an episode of the animated series American Dad. Put Them On... Sunglass Hut's new brand identity, ‘Put Them On’, launched internationally in 2008. The campaign has appeared over 20 countries in the form of press, radio, outdoor, direct marketing, online and point of sale advertising. Websites Sunglasses Hut www.sunglasshut.com.au Mick Jagger official website www.mickjagger.com Eva Rinaldi Photography Flickr www.flickr.com/evarinaldiphotography Eva Rinaldi Photography www.evarinaldi.com Music News Australia www.musicnewsaustralia.com

Sometimes celebrities just need to take a break from groupies

Sometimes celebrities just need to take a break from groupies

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Sometimes celebrities just need to take a break from groupies celebrity couples
Image by Daniele Nicolucci photography Whisky had just too many fans, and Marilyn was just another groupie to him. (Alternate title: "Oblivious") View large on black Facebook (become a fan!) Blog | Twitter | Website

Disynchronicity celebrity couples
Image by larryosan This image is also an experiment on "tags" as I have added many more than I usually do and have kept them relatively related to the image though some have gone far afield. I have avoided using sex or sexual terms to boost my keywords. But I have researched popular searches on google images right now to add a couple of tags. As I said this is an experiment and not a trend of action for me.

20090202 - Tim And Eric show - Diarrhea song - Tim, Eric - (by John K) - 3255981905_0acb322035_b celebrity couples
Image by Rev. Xanatos Satanicos Bombasticos (ClintJCL) The diarrhea song was an absolutely insane way to open up the set, and a good intro for their poop-related "D-Pants" and "Napple" skits, which were previews from S4E1. I love how the snobs over at BrightestYoungThings complained that they had to "resort" to poop humor because the live show wasn't as funny as the TV show. Nevermind that the 2 skits shown *WERE* the show, yet were decried as being worse than the show at the same time. Tim And Eric have used lots of poop humor in the television show itself, like the Cinco "Poop Tube" skit where you can poop in a urinal using a tube that shoots out over your head. That was a couple seasons back. BrightestYoungThing's idiotic review of the showcould basically be summed up as: "Wah wah, it's different live than on TV". Despite the fact that the skits shown on the projector *WERE* from TV. Durrrr. Anyway, Eric came outand sung while standing on the synagogue pews, behind me & Carolyn and next to John The Canadien at points. I don't know how he didn't fall down. Eric Wareheim, Tim Heidecker. dancing, singing. diarrhea. AdultSwim. Tim And Eric Awesome Show, Great Job! 6th & I, synagogue, Washington D.C. February 2, 2009. Pic by John Kuliecza. ... Read my blog at ClintJCL.wordpress.com ... Read John The Canadien's blog at igottarambleon.wordpress.com/ ... View John The Canadien's photos at www.flickr.com/photos/jlk78/ BACKSTORY: Tim And Eric rocked the house in the awesomest comedy show we've ever seen! More laughs than Kevin Nealon; more awkwardness than Brian Posehn; more ridiculousness than Judy Tenuta; grosser than Andrew Dice Clay (at times); better props than Gallagher. Not to mention DJ Dougg Pound's incredibly unique opening "set", or the fact that David Liebe Hart, James Quall, and Sire (all featured in their show) all tour with Tim And Eric as well. Read John The Canadien's recap of the show here.

Cool Dead Celebrity Photos images

Cool Dead Celebrity Photos images

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Outside Amy Winehouse's home (Camden sq, London) dead celebrity photos
Image by Kalexander2010 LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM: JULY 2011: Tributes were left outside the home of Amy Winehouse in Camden Square, London, England. Singer Winehouse, 27, was found dead at her Camden home on July 23, 2011. Two girls writing a note to put with their flowers © 2011 K Alexander

Outside Amy Winehouse's home (Camden sq, London) dead celebrity photos
Image by Kalexander2010 LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM: JULY 2011: Tributes were left outside the home of Amy Winehouse in Camden Square, London, England. Singer Winehouse, 27, was found dead at her Camden home on July 23, 2011. © 2011 K Alexander

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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...

Skybridge in Covent Garden busted celebrities
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!

Singer Celebrity Cheryl Cole Visits British Troops in Afghanistan

Singer Celebrity Cheryl Cole Visits British Troops in Afghanistan

A few nice photos of celebrities images I found:

Singer Celebrity Cheryl Cole Visits British Troops in Afghanistan photos of celebrities
Image by Defence Images Singer Cheryl Cole is pictured during her morale boosting trip visiting British troops in Afghanistan. On the 14 September 2011 Cheryl Cole paid the British Troops in Afghanistan a morale visit where she presented the British Forces with the Pride of Britain Award. Here she can be seen taking part in a demonstration by 42 Commando Royal Marines conducting a compound clearance followed by a casualty evacuation via a Chinook helicopter. She exclaimed that she had never experienced so much dust in her life before after the helicopter came in to extract the casualty. Photographer: LA(Phot) Hamish Burke Image 45153214.jpg from www.defenceimages.mod.uk Follow us: www.facebook.com/defenceimages www.twitter.com/defenceimages

One of the last photographs of Lucille Ball (hi-res scan) photos of celebrities
Image by Alan Light Lucille Ball on the red carpet at the 61st Annual Academy Awards, 1989. Photo taken at 61st Academy Awards 3/29/89 at Lucy's last public appearance. She died less than a month later on 4/26/89. At the time I took these photos of her I wanted to say hello, but she was already being approached by several other people and looked confused, so I stayed back. I didn't want to add to her disorientation. One of the coolest things about this day was, as I was putting on my tux at the hotel getting ready to go to this show, an old black and white I LOVE LUCY episode was playing on the TV. I knew Lucy was scheduled to be at the show and I looked forward to seeing her in person. It was a bit surreal. - Permission granted to copy, publish or post but please credit "photo by Alan Light" . High resolution scan of the original 35MM film negative - 256 pixels/inch.

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Celebrity Millennium @ Canada Place Pier

Celebrity Millennium @ Canada Place Pier

Some cool celebrity picture images:

Celebrity Millennium @ Canada Place Pier celebrity picture
Image by Prayitno / Thank you for (5 millions +) views Vancouver, BC ~ Canada

Celebrity Solstice. Restaurant. Grand Epernay. Adam Tihany. celebrity picture
Image by Tom Mascardo 1 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.