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Talking car interviews Heidi Klum, David Hasselhoff for VW

April 3, 2008/13.31

It’s not the new Knight Rider (which returns on NBC this year), but Max, a talking, black 1964 Volkswagen Käfer—Beetle to Anglophones—which will front a campaign for Volkswagen of America launching today called Das Auto.    Max will interview, in a talk show setting, supermodel Heidi Klum, TV personality David Hasselhoff—who should have no problems conversing with […]

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Daniel Craig is Britain’s best dressed man—British GQ

April 2, 2008/1.02

Daniel Craig is tops in GQ poll. Pictured with girlfriend Satsuki Mitchell at the Academy Awards last year. (Photograph by Richard Harbaugh, copyright AMPAS. Used under licence.) Footballer David Beckham divided reader opinions in Condé Nast poll (photo courtesy Adidas). Condé Nast’s GQ has named James Bond actor Daniel Craig Britain’s best dressed man in […]

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Heather Mills to co-judge Miss USA

April 1, 2008/23.59

According to some sources, Heather Mills will be a judge at Miss USA, joining Rob Schneider, actor–musician Joey Fatone, actress Kristian Alfonso, Olympic champion swimmer Amanda Beard, actress Kelly Carlson and San Diego Chargers linebacker Shawne Merriman.    Donny and Marie Osmond will host the 57th annual pageant in Las Vegas.    Ms Mills recently […]

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Miss Universe New Zealand 2008: talk before you walk


It’s pageant season all right.    In the last few days there has just been more discussion here at Lucire about the next Miss Universe New Zealand ?nal, on April 20—about three weeks later than last year’s one.    As with 2007, we’ll be offering a prize of a feature that includes the winner. I’ve […]

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Yes, we care


I only learned belatedly that one of our readers, Mr Erik Api of Queenstown, New Zealand, passed away last year.    Erik was a hairdresser and one of our ?rst print-edition subscribers. It’s very sad to lose any subscriber—because you feel you do have a bit of a kinship with your readers.    Maybe it […]

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Ashes to Ashes DVD available for pre-order

March 28, 2008/22.26

Fans of Ashes to Ashes can order the DVD of the first series from Amazon UK at £25·98, a £14·01 saving (click on image to get to the site). It becomes available on May 5.    After last night’s finalé ended the first year on a high, with one of Keeley Hawes’s best performances, the second series, […]

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Clio meets Dauphine


This photograph was shot for a motoring-and-travel story about the South Island, New Zealand in Lucire no. 26, but it’s one that won’t run in the print magazine as the quality’s not up to scratch. The light is far too strong, but I like the concept: the new Renault Clio meets an old Renault Dauphine. We […]

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Stanley Moss, get well


Stanley Moss (left, pictured with designer Tadashi Shoji), travel editor of this title, CEO of the Medinge Group and well known branding expert, is recovering from surgery in California. We wish him a speedy recovery and look forward to him being up and about and motoring in his Chrysler Crossfire soon. […]

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How I louvre to see you


While Samantha Potes is covering Toronto Fashion Week for Lucire (welcome back, Samantha!), we did receive a release about Kolor Shades from Canada. They’ve just had their opening party in Toronto and sent us some great images from their shoot.    They’re very youthful and apparently these are the latest styles in eyewear, though older […]

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Tyra Banks is not quitting Top Model


Despite rumours that America’s Next Top Model Tyra Banks and Jay Manuel aren’t speaking, Banks’s representatives has said that she is not quitting the show.    Her departure would be unlikely since Banks herself has a stake in the series. Her company, Bankable Productions, produces the show, as well as her talk show, The Tyra Banks Show.    One […]

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