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The Delta Goodrem–Brian McFadden about-face

November 30, 2007/5.18

[Cross-posted] I spotted the below on Ninemsn today and thought, ‘Poor Brian.’    I clicked on the ?rst link and found quite the opposite:    It’s not as embarrassing as the network, and the Murdoch Press, reporting on the Miranda Kerr incident two years late and getting the venue wrong, but it’s still an about-face.    Netizens will […]

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San Francisco Chronicle reports Miranda Kerr–Paris Hilton incident

November 29, 2007/12.11

Fascinating: after our post exposing the Miranda Kerr v. Paris Hilton incident at Victoria’s Secret to be false—or at least ridiculously inaccurate, with media outlets getting the year and the venue wrong—the Chronicle’s SFGate.com still reported it. It has taken the post down now, but not before Google News found it:      Yes, we are […]

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The Miranda Kerr v. Paris Hilton incident actually happened in 2005

November 28, 2007/12.56

Quite a few people will have caught the gossip that Miranda Kerr, the Australian model, was upset when Paris Hilton waltzed in to a Heatherette show in 2005 and chose a pink dress that Kerr was scheduled to wear on the catwalk. The organizers obliged and Kerr decided she would leave the matter to karma. […]

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It’s not ‘Volante’, but I still read it

/3.49

I spotted the Australian Travel & Leisure when in Sydney and I’ve noticed now the word Australia has become the words Australia & New Zealand very quietly. And being an American Express card member here (wank factor time: Platinum) I am going to be getting these babies free for the next year.    The funny thing […]

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Kiwi airlines compared

November 25, 2007/3.01

Another blog post was turned into a Lucire article today: my review of New Zealand airlines. Click here to read about my views on Air New Zealand versus Qantas versus the newcomer, Pacific Blue. Other news is scattered on sectional pages: new books from Lonely Planet; the Fiat 500 winning European Car of the Year; […]

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Murdoch Press claims Sophie Anderton offered sex, drugs

November 24, 2007/23.52

The Murdoch Press, using an undercover reporter who almost goes under cover, reports that Sophie Anderton has resorted to vice (use your imagination) to help fund a property in Notting Hill. There’ll be enough moralists lecturing Ms Anderton on what is right and wrong but let me say one thing about the modelling industry: this sort […]

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A long weekend in te Waka a Maui

/11.32

It was a pleasure bumping in to former Lucire cover girl Amber Peebles (above, posing cheekily while eating salad), newly engaged to TV personality and entrepreneur Brooke Howard-Smith, at Style Christchurch last week.    Also present was Lizzie Gray, Miss New Zealand 2006, and both girls were more than ably looked after by producer extraordinaire Andhy Blake. […]

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From 101 to a freak show

November 23, 2007/10.21

[Cross-posted] These are some photos from Taiwan, some taken for a friend to whom I promised I would send oddball pics. Let’s begin:    Jiji is the end of the line if you’re heading south from Taipei, and this is the local freak show. There is a Gremlin (not AMC, but Spielberg) and a caged […]

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Condé Nast Portfolio is worth the $60 a year

/8.05

[Cross-posted] Every now and then, there’s a magazine that captures my imagination. In 1988, it was Autocar; by the early 1990s, it was Wired, then Fast Company by the end of the decade. Now, the magazine (other than any I publish!) is Condé Nast Portfolio.    I’m annoyed that, like Business Week, Portfolio is next to […]

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Tesla Roadster delayed, but not due to batteries

October 29, 2007/22.58

Darryl Siry at Tesla Motors sent out an email today advising that The New York Times got an important fact wrong about the production delay facing the Tesla Roadster. On his blog are the facts: I spoke with John Markoff, the author of the article, and he said he was apologetic for the error and […]

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