Saturday, April 28
1,001 horsepower, 253 mph, 0 to 60 mph in 2.5 seconds.
In 2000, Ferdinand Piech, then CEO of parent company Volkswagen, announced the project and its stunning perfomance goals. The Veyron would make a statement, not a profit.
(The car sells for $1.2 million; each of the 300 models to be made will cost VW a rumored $5-6 million.)
Engineers spent years refining the eight-liter, four-turbo, 16-cylinder engine - the 16.4 in the name - to squeeze 1,001 horsepower from it. They refined the aerodynamics with a morphing rear wing and an adjustable suspension to get a final top speed of 253 mph. They developed a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission to harness the 922 pound-feet of torque blasted to all four wheels. The final product is a supremely stable supercar that can be driven by anyone (its gearbox has a docile automatic mode), is mind-bendingly fast, and will probably never be matched in our lifetime.
Thursday, March 22
The actress topped a poll of over 3,000 film fans, conducted by a movie website, to the sexy accolade.
Angelina - who has four children, Maddox, five, Zahara, two, 10-month-old Shiloh and newly adopted Vietnamese boy Pax Thien - beat a host of other stunning Hollywood mothers to the title with around a quarter of the total vote.
Kate Winslet came second, while Reese Witherspoon - who has two children, daughter Ava and son Deacon - and Cate Blanchett came third and fourth respectively.
Angelina Jolie's combination of stunning looks and column inches have earned her an army of film fans.
Other sexy star mothers who made the top ten included Katie Holmes, who has a daughter Suri with husband Tom Cruise, Julia Roberts, who is currently pregnant with her third child, and Gwyneth Paltrow, who has two children, daughter Apple and son Moses, with her Coldplay star husband Chris Martin.
Hollywood's "yummiest mommy" poll top ten:
1. Angelina Jolie 26%
2. Kate Winslet 18%
3. Reese Witherspoon 13%
4. Cate Blanchett 10%
4. Catherine Zeta-Jones 10%
6. Katie Holmes 7%
7. Demi Moore 6%
8. Julia Roberts 4%
8. Nicole Kidman 4%
10. Gwyneth Paltrow 2%
Sunday, February 4
Beyonce is the babe of the year…driving all men crazy with her sexy curves, wide eyes and luscious lips. The singer is all everywhere spreading her infectious smile that makes her every man’s fantasy woman.
Knowles grabs the top spot in the list of Top 99 Most Desirable Women Of 2007. More than 8.5 million people took part in the global vote conducted by Askmen.com
The pop superstar beat stunners like ‘Dreamgirls’ actress Scarlett Johansson to the second spot and ‘dark angel’ of ‘Into the Blue’ Jessica Alba to the third position.
The top 10 world’s most desirable women according to the poll are as follows.
1 Beyonce Knowles
2 Scarlett Johansson
3 Jessica Alba
5 Jessica Biel
6 Alessandra Ambrosio
8 Maria Menounos
9 Angelina Jolie
10 Elisha Cuthbert
Monday, January 22
Actress Name: Elizabeth Hurley
Born: 10 June 1965
Height: 5' 8"
Measurements: 36C-23-34 1/2
In 2005 Hurley's beachwear line Elizabeth Hurley Beach debuted in select Saks Fifth Avenue stores in the United States, Harrod's in the UK, various other locations worldwide and through her website.
In 2006, the line expanded its distribution among Europe, the Middle East, Australia and Asia.
Additionally, Hurley hosted the first season of the British reality series Project Catwalk featuring novice fashion designers.
Former spokesperson for Estee Lauder, and Estee Lauder's "Elizabeth Pink" lipstick is named after her, and proceeds from the sales go to breast cancer research.
She owns her own beach wear company, aptly named Elizabeth Hurley Beach.
Liz is planning to tie the knot with Arun Nayar at Jaipur, India in a grand marriage ceremony this year.
The Last Guy on Earth (2006) (pre-production)
Method (2004) .... Rebecca Fairbanks
Dawg (2001) .... Anna Lockhart
Servicing Sara (2001) .... Sarah
"Human Face, The" (2001) (mini) TV Series .... Herself
Double Whammy (2001) .... Dr. Ann Beamer
Bedazzled (2000) .... The Devil
Weight of Water, The (2000) .... Adaline Gunne
Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me (1999) .... Mrs. Vanessa Kensington Powers
Edtv (1999) .... Jill
Ed TV (1999) (USA: poster title)
My Favorite Martian (1999) .... Brace Channing
My Favourite Martian (1999) (Australia)
Permanent Midnight (1998) .... Sandra
Happy Birthday Elizabeth: A Celebration of Life (1997) (TV) .... Herself
Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery (1997) .... Miss Vanessa Kensington/Mrs. Vanessa Powers
Dangerous Ground (1997) .... Karin
Samson and Delilah (1996) (TV) .... Dalila
Sansone e Dalila (1996) (TV)
Harrison: Cry of the City (1995) (TV)
Shamrock Conspiracy, The (1995) (TV)
World of 007, The (1995) (TV) .... Herself (host)
Mad Dogs and Englishmen (1995) .... Antonia Dyer
Sharpe's Enemy (1994) (TV) .... Lady Isabella Farthingdale
Beyond Bedlam (1993) .... Stephanie Lyell
Passenger 57 (1992) .... Sabrina Ritchie
Largo invierno, El (1991) .... Emma Stapleton
Long Winter of '39, The (1991)
Long Winter, The (1991)
Orchid House (1991) (TV) .... Natalie
Death Has a Bad Reputation (1990) (TV) .... Julia Latham
Skipper, Der (1990) .... Lou
Kill Cruise (1990)
Storm, The (1990)
Act of Will (1989) (TV) .... Christina
Christabel (1988) (TV) .... Christabel Bielenberg
Aria (1987) .... Marietta (segment "Die tote Stadt")
Remando al viento (1987) .... Claire Clairmont
Rowing In the Wind (1987)
Rowing with the Wind (1987)
Actress Name: Amy Smart
Born: 26 March 1976 Topanga Canyon, California
Height: 5' 6"
Smart had a very minor role in the 1997 film Starship Troopers as the co-pilot for (and friend of) Carmen Ibanez (Denise Richards).
In 1999, Amy Smart played the girlfriend of a popular football player (played by James Van Der Beek) in the film Varsity Blues.
Also, Smart appeared in the series Felicity, as a girlfriend of Scott Foley's character.
She subsequently appeared in a number of films catering to a teenage audience, many of which were successful, including Road Trip (2000) and The Butterfly Effect (2004).
In 2002, she was ranked #27 in Stuff magazine's "102 Sexiest Women in the World"
In 2004, she was nominated for "Best Kiss" at the MTV Movie Awards for her role in Starsky & Hutch.
In 2005, Smart co-starred with Ryan Reynolds in the romantic comedy film Just Friends, which did fairly at the box office, grossing $32 million.
She also had a small role in American sitcom Scrubs, playing the wife of a coma patient.
She had been nicknamed TCW (Tasty Coma Wife) by JD and his friends. JD has a short relationship with her following the death of her husband..
Monday, January 15
Best Nude Scenes of 2006
# 1. Salma Hayek Tops Best Nude Scenes of 2006. Sure, Jennifer Aniston took a nude walk through an apartment building, but it was Salma Hayek's covorting in the water with Colin Farrell that won Mr. Skin's Anatomy Award and love for 2006. Hayek, who caused boiling water cooler talk the next day after her brassiered appearance on "Ugly Betty," gave it all up on screen for "Ask the Dust," a Depression-era drama that ... well, never mind that. The bottom line is that Hayek skinny dips with Colin Farrell and then bares all for a follow-up sex scene.
# 2. Gretchen Mol, The usually blonde won second place recognition for taking chances as the brunette star of "The Notorious Bettie Page," playing the titular pin-up model and fetish queen. Numerous "artistic" poses abound, including a yuletide one to get viewers in the mood this holiday season.
# 3. Brittany Daniel in "Rampage: The Hillside Strangler Murders" - This straight-to-DVD release shows the "Joe Dirt" actress in a menage a trois and some tub soaking.
# 4. Bai Ling in "Edmond" - She gives William H. Macy and the viewers an eyeful at a peep show.
# 5. Jennifer Aniston in "The Break-Up" - Rent the full-screen version for more of her butt during her windy walk.
# 6. Barbara Nedeljakova in "Hostel: Unrated Version" -You get your pick of five actresses who show skin in this film, but Barb had Mr. Skin's vote for her sex and sauna scenes.
# 7. Kelly Brook in "Survival Island" - A woman, her husband and their manservant engage in lots of outdoor action.
# 8. Kyra Sedgewick in "Loverboy" - Kevin Bacon directs his wife getting it on in the library and in various other scenes. Bonus footage of Marisa Tomei in a bath.
# 9. Amanda Righetti in "Angel Blade" - Shot in 2002, but released to DVD this year, this "O.C." guest star plays a stripper who likes sex and showering.
# 10. Lauren Lee Smith in "Lie With Me" - Alone, with a partner, with a partner and an audience ... she just likes getting nude.