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Just what Mexico needs... a gym run by Madonna



Get into the groove: Madonna teaches a dance class at the opening of her new gym in Mexico City

It's not exactly the first location one might associate as the chosen spot for a grand gym opening from the Queen of Pop.

And one might have thought there may have been other more worthy projects she could have put her very famous name to.

But as it is, Madonna has opened the doors to her brand new Hard Candy gym in Mexico City, and treated a hand selected troupe of new members to work out with her.

5,6,7,8: The Material Girl's new venture is called Hard Candy Fitness

Standing at the top of the class in head-to-toe Nike fitness gear, the superstar led a group of 20 hand-picked members through a routine to music by Paul Oakenfold, the DJ who opened her tour last year.

And there is no mistaking who owns the gym.

A huge mural of Warhol-esque images of the Queen of Pop greets each client as they walk through the sliding doors.

The 30,000-square-foot building is located in the city's upscale Bosques de las Lomas neighborhood.

High energy: The singer led 20 hand-picked gym members through a routine with music by Paul Oakenfold, who opened her last tour

Grand opening: The fitness fanatic cut the ribbon at a ceremony earlier

Earlier in the day she attended a ribbon cutting ceremony dressed in a black and white striped dress and thigh-high boots.

The star said she chose Mexico City because it was a stop on last year's Sticky & Sweet tour, which grossed $408 million and she liked the energy of the people.

The gym's name, which shares the title of her last album, she said, is the perfect combination of 'hard body' and 'eye candy'.

'It's a sexy name that gives you the opportunity to have fun and to build strength as far as the imagination will allow,' the singer said.

New franchise: She chose the city to open her first gym because 'she liked the energy of the people'

Good example: The 52-year-old health junkie showed off her own toned physique in a mini dress and thigh-high boots

'She chose the graphics, colors, the machines,' said Chris Dedicik, general director of California-based New Evolution Ventures, Madonna's partner in creating the gym.

'She has weighed in on the choreography of all the classes and given them a twist to make them more dynamic, more special and to better reflect her style.'

Members can do cardiovascular exercises on five types of advanced-technology machines chosen by Madonna, many with individual viewing screens and iPod docks.

The yoga instructors are trained in various styles of the ancient Indian art, inspired by the knowledge the singer has accumulated in her travels.

Material Girl: Madonna's face lines the walls of her new gym in Mexico, called Hard Candy Fitness

'Harder is better': The singer hand-picked the graphics, colours and the machines

The yoga room will also have a special wall used in Iyengar yoga, one of very few in the world according to Dedicik, with ropes and steps to help people with less physical ability. A balcony outside will feature plants and Zen-style decor, all at the singer's request.

'If any of you have seen my shows, you know that I don't skimp on them and the same is true for the gym,' she said. 'We spend what it takes to make a globally first-class gym.'

Membership runs 2,000 pesos a month, about $160, generally in line with what the best gyms charge in Mexico City.

She's watching you! Madonna's presence looms large throughout the facility

The one-time fee for joining is 10,400 pesos, about $830, which includes the first two months of membership. Those who signed up before the opening paid an initiation fee of 8,900 pesos, a little over $700, also including the first two months.

Members who have signed up so far didn't seem to care about matching Madonna's workout feats. Those using the gym during a weekend preview said they liked the equipment and features and cited proximity to their home or work as their reason for joining.

Ronen Waiss, businessman and Honorary Consul of Lithuania in Mexico, said his office is two doors away and he registered long before he was told it was a venture by Madonna.

Madonna mania: Hundreds of fans queued outside for a glimpse of their idol

'I think it's super sexy and motivating of course, but I didn't know till after I joined,' said Waiss, 32.

'But it's attractive to me because it's close and has the best computer technology. That's what caught my attention.'

Clara Ruiz, a 59-year-old housewife, said she, too, chose the gym for location. But she likes the facility and wishes Madonna success in her new venture.

'She has a lot of experience in this,' Ruiz said. 'She's done it all her life. I think she chose what for her is the best.'

source: dailymail

Michael Douglas is optimistic about his recovery as he announces return to work



On the mend: Michael Douglas has signed on to play Liberace in a new film which begins shooting in the spring

Oscar winning actor Michael Douglas has been in treatment for throat cancer since August.

But the 66-year-old star is so eager to return to work that he has signed on to take the lead role in the Steven Soderbergh directed biopic Liberace which begins shooting in May.

The film will chronicle the life and fame of the extroverted and celebrated pianist and also stars fellow Oscar winner Matt Damon.

The veteran actor recently spoke to The Hollywood Reporter about his treatment and revealed that he will learn in January if the cancer has been eliminated.

Doctors have told him that his type of cancer has an 80% cure rate.

Douglas admitted to the weekly trade magazine that his diagnosis has brought him closer to his 93-year-old father Kirk, with whom his relationship has always been strained.

'He really made an effort,' Michael said.
'He was back here almost 10 days. He came over everyday. He was great.'

Larger than life: During his heyday, which spanned the 50s and 70s the always flamboyant Liberace was the highest paid entertainer in the world

He voiced his understanding for the reasons behind the breakdown in their relationship in the past.

'In those key years, when Kirk was doing five movies a year, if we saw him it was only out of his guilt,' Douglas says.

He also acknowledges that he may have repeated that pattern with his own son, Cameron Douglas, 31, who was recently jailed on drug-related charges.

'I'm sure it's not easy, either, being a third generation,' Douglas says. 'Kirk was all-consumed, was overworked. Probably like myself at a certain time in my life.'

Catherine Zeta-Jones and Michael Douglas pose with their children, Dylan (L), age 10, and Carys (R), age 7, along with Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse

source: dailymail

Where's the White Witch when you need her? Chronicles Of Narnia stars Georgie Henley and Anna Popplewell brave the snow for Voyage Of The Dawn Treader



Braving the cold: Georgie Henley and Anna Popplewell (right) ignored the snow as they arrived at the premiere of The Chronicles Of Narnia: The Voyage Of The Dawn Treader

It might have been one of the coldest nights of the year so far in London, but that didn't stop The Chronicles Of Narnia stars Georgie Henley and Anna Popplewell braving the cold for the premiere of The Voyage Of The Dawn Treader.

Henley, 15, wore a pretty brown lace dress for the occasion, while 21-year-old Popplewell went for a more revealing outfit in a low-cut strapless black outfit.

And despite the snow continuously falling on London's Leicester Square, where the Royal Film Screening was held, the girls shunned big coats and scarves to ensure they looked as glamorous as possible.

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Is it cold? Guests wait anxiously to get into the cinema to watch the film as they stand on the red carpet

While Henley, who has already been tipped as 'the next Emma Watson', might only be 15, she has already starred as Lucy Pevensie in three films in the franchise.

But she and Anna, who plays Lucy's big sister Susan in the films, had some red carpet competition from X Factor contestant Rebecca Ferguson, who maintained her vintage style in an unusual eggshell blue dress coat, which she teamed with a sparkly bag and silver heels.

Matt Cardle and One Direction, who, with Rebecca, made it through to the show's semi-final this weekend, looked dapper in their outfits as they posed for photographers on the red carpet.

The next Emma Watson? Georgie wore a long brown lace dress at the premiere

Braving the cold: The girls managed big smiles for the cameras despite the bitterly cold evening

Another famous X Factor face at the event was last year's winner Joe McElderry, who sings on the soundtrack for the film.

Asked recently how he got involved in the film and who invited him to sing single There's A Place For Us, McElderry said: 'I got approached by Fox to do it and asked if I would sing this song, and I was absolutely honoured and I was like, "Definitely".'

The film, directed by Michael Apted, features Henley, from Ilkley, Yorkshire, and Skandar Keynes, 19, who plays Edmund Pevensie.

Good friends: Rebecca and Matt pose for photographers on the red carpet before going in to see the film

Over here, over here! Photographers attempt to get a shot of favourite Rebecca as she poses on the red carpet

Henley and Keynes first joined the Narnia adventure when they were just seven and 12 respectively, but now their journeys come to an end as Voyage of the Dawn Treader is the last book in which they feature.

In the film, they return to the mythical world of Narnia with their cousin Eustace, played by 17-year-old Londoner Will Poulter.

They are transported to Narnia's Eastern Sea, and are rescued by their old comrade King Caspian - formerly Prince Caspian, played by Ben Barnes - aboard the Dawn Treader.

Looking dapper: One Direction (left to right), Harry Styles, Niall Horan, Louis Tomlinson, Liam Payne and Zayn Malik looked smart in suits and ties

It took 21 weeks and $2.7million (£1.7million) to build a life-size version of the ship - which was not even seaworthy.

The Voyage Of The Dawn Treader also features Liam Neeson, who reads the voice of Aslan, and Simon Pegg as the voice of warrior mouse Reepicheep.

However, while Henley has been compared to Harry Potter star Watson, she says she's not sure how true the comparison is.

Co-stars: Georgie, who plays Lucy Pevensie in the film, poses with Ben Barnes, who stars as Prince Caspian

Glamorous girls: Anna Popplewell who plays Lucy's sister Susan and Australian actress Laura Brent (right) who appears as Lilliandil went for full-length glamour

She said: 'I take It as a compliment because she is so smart, but I don’t think I could front a Burberry campaign or anything like that.

'I don’t think modelling is something I could do because I like food too much! I had an Asian platter for two the other day and I finished it all myself. It was so yummy.'

Ben Barnes, who plays Prince Caspian, said he was disappointed to have missed the chance to meet the Queen because of his commitments he made to perform the stage version of Sebastian Faulks's novel Birdsong directed by Sir Trevor Nunn,

Cast and crew: The cast and crew pose up outside the premiere for The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage Of The Dawn Treader

He said: 'We didn't know that it would be a royal premiere so I arranged to come to this and then nip back before anyone missed me.

'Then the Queen decided to come so I'm devastated about that, but the theatre will be full of people who would be disappointed if didn't go.'

Director Apted said he hoped the Queen would enjoy the performance. He said: 'I'm only sitting two seats away from her so I hope she likes it. I think she will.

What an honour: Henley watches as a smiling Liam Neeson greets the Queen after the film

Smiles all round: Anna Popplewell and Will Poulter shake hands with the monarch, who wore a pretty blue dress

'I think it's for everybody. It's a very emotional film and I think people like that. I'm sure she'll be kind to it anyway.'

After the screening, the cast and crew waited to meet the Queen and Prince Philip.

A smiling Neeson said afterwards: 'I'm told the Queen doesn't see many movies, nor her husband, but they're coming tonight and that's pretty special.'

rapped up warm: Queen Elizabeth wore a long charcoal wrap over her royal blue embellished dress

The Royal Film Performance is the major fundraising event of the Cinema and Television Benevolent Fund (CBTF).

The Queen is patron of the charity, which supports film and TV employees and their families in times of hardship.

Actor and writer Julian Fellowes, who welcomed the Queen to the cinema, said: 'The support of the Queen for the CTBF is fantastically important. It keeps the whole profile of the organisation in front.'

The Chronicles Of Narnia: The Voyage Of The Dawn Treader is released on 9th December.

source: dailymail


I'm A Celebrity: Did Kayla Collins REALLY have to wear such a revealing monokini for Celebrity Chest task?


Revealing: Kayla Collins wore an incredibly revealing monokini to take part in the Celebrity Chest task with Jenny Eclair on I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here!

When she was told she would have to wear swimwear to take part in the Celebrity Chest task on I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here!, exhibitionist Kayla Collins couldn't believe her luck.

The 23-year-old Playboy Playmate quickly searched through her array of swimsuits to find the skimpiest one, before eventually deciding on an incredibly revealing black monokini.

However, 50-year-old comedian Jenny Eclair, who took part in the Celebrity Chest with Kayla, was less than impressed when she found out she would also have to don a swimsuit.

Get snappy: Jenny and Kayla had to unscrew teeth from a crocodile's mouth inside a pungent swamp

However, Jenny said: 'Kayla was fantastic, every time she got out of the swamp she did it with a beautiful ballet toe, pointed ballet toe. I was envious of that!'

Despite winning the chest, Jenny said she didn't hold out much hope that the rest of camp would be able to answer the question to fully unlock the chest.

She said: 'We won’t win it, we never do. We always get the chest wrong. Completely pointless exercise, might as well have just sat in that camp all afternoon.'

But when Jenny and Kayla returned to the camp, the rest of the celebrities were keen for them to have a wash before they tried to answer the chest.

And the pair were furious when their fellow contestants tried to start answering which of the quotes was said by which of their former campmates - to win the chest they had to correctly answer six out of the seven questions.

Going for it: The girls eventually managed to win the chest after working well together as a team

Jenny was not happy, adding: 'We did all the hard work for that, we should read them out.'

She moaned: 'Well that’s lovely for me isn’t it? Wearing a swimming costume next to Kayla, I’ve got a massive rash rampaging all up my neck and shoulders, I’ve got cellulite riddling all up the backs of my legs and I’m going to be standing next to Kayla in a swimming costume.'

She then added: 'Kayla is much much fitter than I am, in every sense of the word.'
As they got close to the chest area, Jenny and Kayla smelt a 'horrible stench' from the pool, and quickly realised they would have to get in to it.

The aim of the game was to pump open the jaws of the plastic crocodile, unscrew its teeth and place them on to a giant key.

They would have to get a certain amount of teeth to release the smaller key that would unlock the chest.

But Jenny refused to wear just a swimming costume, insisting on wearing her shorts, adding: 'I’m not taking my shorts off when I’m standing next to a 22 or 23-year-old glamour model, I’m not mad!'

And while the pair quickly got the hang of the task, Jenny said the hardest part was getting out of the swamp elegantly.

Delighted: Kayla couldn't conceal her delight as Aggro helped her and Jenny take the chest into camp

She then added: 'For me that was a lot more strenuous and a lot more difficult than doing any of the Bush Tucker Trials I’ve done…It nearly killed me…I think when we came back me and Kayla should read them out.'

Kayla then read out the quotes and the celebrities succeeded in guessing the answers to all seven quotes and won spices, salt and pepper and seasoning.

The quotes included: 'People forget that I'm that old, they think I'm Peter Pan', which was said by Shaun.'

The celebrities later started talking about Kayla, with Dom saying they had started to see the real side of Playboy star Kayla.

He said: 'The real Kayla is coming out and I don't think it's a very pretty sight. I think she's probably very high maintenance in real life.'

It was 'Dunnygate', where Kayla had to clean up faeces left in the jungle toilet, that ensured the celebrities began to get to know the real star.

Run! Dom Joly completed the Bushtucker Trial of Savage Garden Centre

Struggling: Dom had to root around in a variety of horrible containers to find the stars

Dom added: 'Dunnygate was the real Kayla there, that's pretty girl syndrome. She had an anger in her eyes - she was angry.

'She’s not stupid, well she is quite stupid but she is street smart. She is tough.'

He added in the Bush Telegraph: 'The real Kayla is coming out and it’s not a pretty sight. I reckon she’s really high maintenance in real life. Ball buster is the word I’d use.'

Yesterday saw the exit of camp moaner Gillian McKeith, and the rest of the celebrities couldn't have been happier.

Former Happy Mondays star Shaun Ryder was absolutely delighted when the nutritionist was voted out, declaring: 'Fantastic, what a good choice public - I love the public. The public are very intelligent and wise.

'I'm a so relieved she's gone - all's fair in love and hate.'

Afterwards in the Bush Telegraph, Shaun said: 'It was wonderful to say goodbye to Gillian - absolutely great!

'I’m glad it was Gillian that went, personally for me, pure selfishness, couldn’t have been better.'

It's a smelly job: Dom had to root around in a huge pile of dung to find a star

Shaun's happy mood was then noticed by the rest of the campmates, especially Stacey who said: 'Shaun is as happy as Larry.

'I don’t know if its just because Gillian’s gone but he’s had a really good morning and I think he’s going to have a really good day today. Singing, dancing, smiling, that’s the Shaun we know and love.'

And later Jenny commented that Gillian had predicted her departure from the show, adding: 'She packed her bags, she had her coat ready, she’s a witch…she knew when she was going.'

Later in the show, the celebrities were seen trying to decide which of them would take part in the Bushtucker Trial, Savage Garden Centre.

Dom quickly volunteered for the trial in order to redeem himself after refusing to spend a night in the cave of terror the night before.

He said: 'I should do it as I didn’t go in the cave and I’ve not done one for a while. I’m going to have to face it. I don't know what this one is so it's a risk.'

Playtime: The celebrities were treated to a game of pass the parcel but it wasn't as fun as it first appeared

On his way to the trial, Dom explained: 'One of the reasons I did this today is that I felt I needed to get out and get the adrenaline pumping - I like adrenaline and I like being under pressure.'

When he got to the trial clearing, Dom was told he would have to try and find seven stars that were hidden in a giant greenhouse, two water pots and giant dung heap that made up the Savage Garden Centre.

A clue to the location of each star was given by a garden gnome before the 30 second limit to find the star began. Dom was also told the star would have to be placed in a wheelbarrow before the 30 seconds ran out for it to count and be considered a meal for camp.

But Dom wasn't too happy about the trial, telling Ant and Dec: 'It wasn't what I was hoping for. I'll be brutally honest with you, lads.'

For the first star, Dom was told to 'check out those boxes on the side' by the garden gnome, and quickly rummaged through to find the star before the time ran out - seemingly unconcerned by the rats inside the boxes.

Not so good: Dom was disgusted when he found out there were cockroaches in the package

However, he was unable to locate the second star in the set time.

At one point Dom muttered: 'This is it, the lowest moment in my television career!'
He then won a further two stars but lost out on the rest despite the fact he declared before he started: 'I want to beat Aggro because he’s a very tough rapper and I want to disrespect him to the max.'

So, at the end of the task, Dom only succeeded in getting three stars for camps - meaning three meals to share between the seven remaining celebrities.
Afterwards, he said: 'That was Aggro level, I’m very disappointed with that - it spells loser to me.'

Coming back to camp to inform the celebrities of his trial result, Dom said: 'I thought I’d chicken out, there were spiders there but I threw them across the room, I also got dung on Ant and Dec so that deserves a star.

'I did it all but it was just more annoying that I couldn't find them. But there's nothing I can do about it.'

Yuk! Kayla started screaming when she found a 'leech' on her arm, but her fellow celebrities played the incident down

Having a chat: Jenny and Dom take about their fellow campmates as they sit on the communal sofa

Later the celebrities were treated to a game of pass the parcel, to the soundtrack of In The Jungle.

Wearing party hats, the stars passed around the box, but it was Linford who opened the first layer to find hoards of cockroaches.

Dom said: 'Seriously, for one night, just leave the bloody cockroaches!'
And Kayla added: 'This games sucks, we should be getting food, they know how hungry we are.'

Each layer of the parcel contained a gift from a former contestant, and the first one had Gillian McKeith's own brand health bars inside.

But Dom was less than impressed with the gift, saying: 'Would you eat them? Look at the way she has behaved for the past three weeks, would you really think, "I need whatever health bar she's eating?" Come on!'

He's out: Linford was the latest celebrity to be voted off

Other gifts include coconut butter from Alison Hammond and antiseptic wipes from Britt Eckland.

And it seems being in the jungle is taking its toll on Dom and Jenny, who both admitted they are bored with the conversation between campmates and living in the jungle.

Jenny said: 'I’ve felt fine, weepy, mad, fine, weepy mad today and I’m not sure I can go through another day. It’s like time has stood still like groundhog day.'

Dom added: 'I’ve had it with this endless round of conversation, I need to talk to someone else, if you weren’t here I would have definitely walked, I need to talk about something else, I sit here and listen to endless conversations about sh** music I hate.

'It is groundhog day in ever decreasing circles, I could very much do with Kayla going. She’s really annoying me for no reason at all it’s totally not her fault, it’s mine.'

And while Jenny said Kayla hasn't been annoying her, she added: 'She doesn’t do anything for me at all. I try to be sympathetic but she’s totally disinterested in me and what I do, she’s only asked me one question, what I used my mayonnaise for at home. She told me today she’s worried about her cat.'

Dom agreed: 'That’s the big emotional issue of her life. I think she finds you frightening because you are old. You represent her future.'

Slightly offended, Jenny replied: 'I’m trying not to be insulted by that! She finds Hugh Hefner a bit disgusting to her credit, she cringes about all the girls who actually sleep with him.'

In the evening, the camp were given three kangaroo sausages following Dom's performance in the trial.

And while Dom said he shouldn't have any of the meat, the rest of the camp insisted he should have a little bit of the sausage.

However, Kayla started to annoy Linford when she tried to put herbs and seasoning in with the beans.

He later said: 'I do not like taking orders in the kitchen. The person who is cooking should do the cooking.'

With only seven celebrities left in the camp, conversation topics are starting to dry up, prompting Shaun to tell his campmates about his troubled childhood involving vandalism, theft and selling stolen goods.

The singer admitted: 'As a child I loved getting chased and climbing, also stealing and entering and vandalism. On our industrial estate we had a Schweppes and a Bulmers and by the age of 12 I’d screwed the lot of them.

'I robbed them all. I sold the booze to an ice cream man. Once someone broke into our junior school, chopped the heads off the hamster and guinea pigs, sh** all over the place, smashed the place up and wrote Shaun Ryder on the blackboard. They spelled me name wrong of course.

'Before I was ten, three kids grabbed hold of me and held me down while one booted the hell out of me.

'We also used to get ping pong balls put them in silver paper, burn them and they’d be smoke bombs.'

source: dailymail

Will Cheryl Cole's assault conviction stop her from getting green card and being U.S. X Factor judge?



Judge's problem: Cheryl Cole's assault conviction may prevent her being granted a U.S. visa to take up her role on the American version of the X Factor

Cheryl Cole’s American dream may be scuppered – as a result of an assault conviction seven years ago.

The Daily Mail told yesterday how Mrs Cole had landed a place on the judging panel of the U.S. version of the X Factor in a deal worth up to £3million.

However, now Mrs Cole’s American dream may be jeopardised by her conviction for assault occasioning actual bodily harm (ABH) in 2003.

U.S. law states that all convictions – indeed, all arrests – have to be disclosed on visa application forms.

Some less serious offences may not affect work visas.

However, according to Susan McFadden - a partner with Gudeon and McFadden law firm who specialise in U.S. visa and immigration - in more serious cases an appeal to the U.S. authorities may be necessary.

Snapped: Cheryl Tweedy, as she was then, arrives at Kingston Crown court charged with punching toilet attendant, Sophie Amogbokpa ...

‘If the conviction is for something that triggers ineligibility the person would have to appeal for a waive,' she said.

Miss McFadden added that her firm had been instructed by the U.S. embassy that with regards to more serious crimes it would depend on ‘facts regarding the conviction' before a decision is made.

However, she said this can lead to 'permanently ineligibility' from being allowed a U.S. work visa in certain cases.

.. and departs after being found guilty of the assault

Mrs Cole attacked Sophie Amogbokpa, a toilet attendant, at Drink nightclub in Guildford, Surrey in January 2003.

In October that year, Mrs Cole was found guilty as assault occasioning actual bodily harm.

At the time, Mrs Cole – who had been catapulted to stardom the previous December after her band Girls Aloud emerged from TV show Popstars: The Rivals - was sentenced to 120 hours unpaid community service.

She was also ordered to Miss Amogbokpa £500 compensation and prosecution costs of £3,000.

Mrs Cole – who was 19 at the time - punched Miss Amogbokpa after she tried to stop the singer taking some lollipops.

Despite the shame, Mrs Cole’s career has since gone from strength to strength.

As well as achieving huge success with Girls Aloud, last year she launched a solo music career. She has since secured two No1 albums on her own.

She has also been a hugely successful judge on the X Factor.

As we said yesterday, on Saturday night Mrs Cole was officially offered the job as a judge on the US edition of the talent show.

The singer had already been in discussions to launch her music career in the U.S. next spring.

A show source said: 'When Cheryl goes to America she will also launch her music career there too.

'It's the next part of her big plan, she's an incredibly hard worker and she will definitely get a boost by appearing on the X Factor, which is set to be a sure-fire hit.'

X Factor Svengali Simon Cowell, 51, has revealed he plans to officially announce the judges for the U.S. version later this month.

Mrs Cole, who has an estimated £10million fortune, will earn £1.5million for this series of the X Factor - but will make up to twice as much from her U.S. television deal, as the budget for the show is considerably larger.

She is already accustomed to the U.S. lifestyle, having spent weeks in Los Angeles working on her music and spending time with her close friend Derek Hough as she recovered from malaria.

She was in California as her divorce from her footballer husband Ashley Cole was finalised in October.

source: dailymail

Proof that the Kardashian sisters were always posers



Seductive: Previously unseen pictures show Khloe Kardashian posing in a bathtub of sweets

They are more famous for walking the red carpet and being followed by the paparazzi than for much else.

So obviously the Kardashian sisters have working the camera down to an art form.
And judging by these previously unseen family photographs, it is something they learned from a young age.

Khloe Kardashian, 26, is seen in one picture reclining in a bathtub full of sweets, sucking seductively on a lollipop.

Despite showing off the raunchy picture, the reality star has spoken out against young girls feeling pressured to grow up too fast.

Appearing on talk show The View with her sisters to promote their new book Kardashian Konfidential, Khloe revealed how she lost her virginity at 14 to an older boyfriend.

Khloe, 26, opened up about losing her virginity at age 14 to her 18-year-old boyfriend, and how much she regrets it now.

'Looking back I think that's not a normal thing,' she admitted, saying she almost felt 'conned' by her older partner.

Sibling stars: Kim, Kourtney and Khloe Kardashian showed off childhood photos when they appeared on The View this morning

'Well, not conned, but persuaded, because he was older and I felt I wouldn't be accepted or cool or whatever,' she said.

'Then I do remember when I was done, I felt, after two months of secretly dating this guy, I felt so disgusted with myself,' she added.

'I stopped talking to him and actually didn’t have sex for three years after that because I knew I was young and I knew I wasn’t ready.'

'I felt so disgusted with myself,' Khloe said.

It's a Kardashian Khristmas! Kourtney, Kim, Robert and Khloe all pose for their holiday card

Say cheese! Kourtney, Khloe, Rob and Kim made a very cute little gang

'“Don’t let anyone pressure you, it’s not worth it and how I felt afterwards.'

She then admitted that perhaps she should have followed the guidance of her parents, mother Kris Jenner and father Robert Kardashian.

She said: 'I should have listened to my parents.'

Kourtney, Kim and Khloe have opened up in the autobiography about their lives, including about the pain of losing their father Robert in 2003.

Teenage dreams: Khloe, Rob, Kim and Kourtney pose with little Kendall and Kylie

So sweet: Khloe, Kourtney and Kim have always been close

The sisters and their brother Rob lost their father Robert seven years ago, when he died, aged 57 from throat cancer.

But, although he is gone he is obviously not forgotten, and Kim, Khloe and Kourtney still hold his memory dear to their hearts.

Long before his daughters became reality TV stars, Robert was the original famous Kardashian - renowned for his legal work and for being a key player in OJ Simpson's infamous murder trial.

Ubertan! Kim attended the New Jersey Nets vs Portland Trail Blazers basketball game at the Prudential Center in Newark New Jersey, last night

Back in the day: Robert Kardashian, who died in 2003, is flanked by his three teenage daughters, Khloe, Kourtney and Kim in an old family snap

Robert's license to practice law had actually expired three years prior to Simpson's arrest following the murder of his estranged wife Nicole Brown and her friend Ron Goldman.

But he reactivated his license so he could serve as a volunteer assistant on Simpson's defence team, and sat by the ex-NFL player's side throughout the trial.

The two, who had been friends since meeting in 1970, were so close that Simpson actually stayed with the Kardashian family at their house following the murders.

Original star: Robert became a family name when he came out of retirement to volunteer as an assistant on his friend OJ Simpson's legal defence team

But it was clear that his daughters remember him for way more than his legal eagle defence skills.

The three girls appeared on the Today show this morning in New York as part of their promotional tour for their new autobiography, Kardashian Konfidential.

They shared their stories about their rise to fame with Today show host Matt Lauer and also shared some candid shots of the girls and their father from their family album.

Robert had divorced from the girls' mother, Kris in 1990 and went on to marry Ellen Pierson just months before he died in September 2003.

Family time! The Kardashians enjoy Thanksgiving at Bruce and Kris Jenner's house

But Robert remained close to his girls, and son, Robert Jr. and was an integral part of their lives as they grew up.

The girls showed off various pictures from happy times they spent with their father, including a group shot of the teenage girls grinning widely whilst playful Khloe pokes out her tongue.

There's also a picture of their proud father flanked by his two oldest daughters, Kourtney and Kim on a family skiing trip.

Lovely ladies: Kim poses with her grandmother as they partake in the Thanksgiving feast

And despite growing up in a privileged, wealthy family, thirty-year-old Kim told Lauer that their mother and father always raised them from a young age to appreciate the value of money.

In fact, Kim shared that when she borrowed money from her father he made her repay the amount with interest.

The three elaborated further on that in their autobiography.

'Our dad used to say, "Nothing in life is for free, you girls aren’t going to get just whatever you want." The girls wrote.

Little nephew: Kim poses with Kourtney and Scott's little son Mason

The family that eats together: Rob, Lamar, Kim and Khloe all pose for the camera

'So no credit cards. He did let us use his credit card but we still had to pay for our own stuff beyond the basics. Our parents wouldn’t foot the bill for Gucci shoes or designer clothes.

'If we wanted to do any serious shopping, we had to come up with the cash.

'Kim even went into debt with our dad once and had to pay him back plus interest. It was just a couple thousand dollars, but to us, that was a lot.

'And our mom and dad made it very clear that we would be totally cut off after we finished school. So we all learned early on if you want money, you have to earn it.'

Rich but not spoilt: Kourtney and Khloe revealed that their parents raised them from an early age to appreciate the value of money and work hard to earn it

Despite obviously missing their father, the Kardashians still enjoy a fun-filled Thanksgiving as a family.

Kim posted on Twitter about Thanksgiving and put up pictures of the extended family, including her step-father Bruce Jenner, half sisters Kendell and Kylie and Khloe's husband Lamar Odom.

She says: 'Here are some pics from Thanksgiving at my mom and Bruce's house! I am so thankful for my amazing family! We had a great time.

New venture: The sisters appeared on the Today Show in New York this morning to promote their autobiography, Kardashian Konfidential

'I'm so glad Lamar was able to take a break from his hectic basketball schedule to join us. Even Gunnar came! He is my trainer and a good family friend, so it kind of made me feel bad for eating so much! LOL.

'How cute does my grandma MJ look? As you can see, Mason was not really feeling me that day, LOL.

'Another amazing Thanksgiving with my wonderful family. I hope you all had a relaxing and enjoyable Thanksgiving! I'm so thankful for you all.'

Kim, Kourtney and Khloe Kardashian on The View - 11/29/2010 Part 1

Kim, Kourtney and Khloe Kardashian on The View - (11/29/2010 ) Part 2

The View - NOV 29 2010 - Kim, Kourtney and Khloe Kardashian INTERVIEW Part 3

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