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New Zealand builds up to the Olympics

July 28, 2008/6.17

Who really is this human Kiwi that can climb the world’s highest rock, run the world’s fastest mile, win the Victoria Cross twice, create the second top-grossing Academy Award-winning ?lm, and split the atom in an act that would forever transform our world? New Zealanders are a people that have proven themselves as warriors in […]

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Scenes from the British Motor Show

July 23, 2008/6.33

Thanks to General Motors, we have some views from the launch of the Opel Insignia at the British Motor Show. GM has also provided us with the Cadillac footage.    The Insignia is the replacement for the Opel Vectra C mid-sized car, and is expected to give the German range a bit more glamour.    […]

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Candie’s unveils second year with Hayden Panettiere

July 17, 2008/12.39

Giuliano Bekor, whose credits include numerous Lucire shoots, photographed Hayden Panettiere for her 2008 Candie’s print campaign. Hayden Panettiere will star in Candie’s back to school 2008 television, print and online advertising campaign, according to the company. Hayden, who is known as an award-winning actress, activist and star of NBC’s hit television series Heroes can […]

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Miss Venezuela, Dayana Mendoza, wins Miss Universe 2008

July 14, 2008/4.20

Miss Venezuela, Dayana Mendoza, has won Miss Universe 2008, with Miss Colombia, Taliana Vargas, runner-up. Dominican Republic, Russia and México rounded off the top ?ve.    Miss Mendoza, 20, hails from Caracas, and is already a model represented by Élite Model Management.    The 57th Miss Universe contest was held in the coastal town of Nha Trang, Khánh Hòa, Vietnam, […]

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Live blogging on Miss Universe 2008


If you’re somewhere where Miss Universe 2008 is not being broadcast live, head over to Michael Josh’s blog to get his live-blogging updates. Thank you, Michael, for this service for netizens. The updates are fairly regular.    Lucire wishes to thank the Fairfax Press for its support of Samantha Powell, Miss New Zealand, this year—Stuff […]

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Maria Sharapova celebrates Land Rover’s 60th anniversary

July 12, 2008/14.11

Tennis player Maria Sharapova has been busy—from endorsing Sony Ericsson a few weeks ago to Land Rover on Friday, celebrating its 60th anniversary.    The tennis player went to Malibu, Calif. for the Indian-owned car brand’s celebrations, joining actress Camilla Belle, soccer players Michael Bradley and Clint Mathis, and actors Travis van Winkle and Luke Ford. […]

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Dorian Leigh, former Vogue cover girl, dies at 91

July 9, 2008/23.50

Dorian Leigh, who graced numerous McCall’s, Harper’s Bazaar and Vogue covers and Revlon advertisements in the 1940s and 1950s, has died aged 91 in Falls Church, Va., according to her family.    Leigh was married ?ve times and her life during her modelling years was well documented by the gossip magazines of the day.    She was […]

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Alex Evans is Britain’s Next Top Model

July 8, 2008/0.00

The winner of Britain’s Next Top Model has been announced as Alex Evans, 18, of Cranleigh, Surrey, after winning against Catherine Thomas, also 18, in the Cape Town-set ?nalé.    Stefanie Wilson, 22, came third.    Miss Evans takes home a contract with Models 1 and appear in a £100,000 campaign for Max Factor. She will also appear […]

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In memory of Colin Morley

July 7, 2008/22.37

July 7 marks the anniversary of the passing of our friend Colin Morley, who was killed in the 7-7 terrorist bombings in London three years ago. Since then we’ve tried to keep Colin’s memory alive by giving an award named for him at the Medinge Group, for the best branded non-profit organization. My wishes go […]

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