Saturday, December 31, 2011

Outlook is bright as U.S. weather girl accepts boyfriend's surprise proposal live on air

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By Cher Thornhill

What are you doing here? A forecast on the U.S. Weather Channel is interrupted when presenter Kim Perez's boyfriend steps on to the set


She may have forecast stormy weather but the outlook certainly appears bright for weather girl Kim Perez.

The unsuspecting presenter was describing rainfall in South Florida on the US Weather Channel when her boyfriend walked in front of the camera and proposed.

Policeman Marty Cunningham had clearly prepared for the moment which was accompanied by a soundtrack of tear-jerkers.


Instant atmosphere: A heart appears on the weather map as policeman Marty Cunningham gets on one knee to a Hollywood-style soundtrack


Tear-jerker: Kim holds back tears as Marty asks her to marry him on-air


Happy ending: The couple kiss before a voiceover introduces the football forecast


'You got me': Kim's marriage proposal has become an internet favourite

As he got down on one knee, the words ‘Will you marry me?’ appeared in a heart in place of the America weather map.

The beaming police sergeant said: ‘We've been talking about this for a long time.
‘And I love you and I want to spend the rest of my life with you.

'So I'm asking you today, will you please marry me?’
Miss Perez immediately threw her arms around her boyfriend and said: 'I will,' before adding ‘You got me’ and ‘You make me so happy.’

The unconventional proposal has been viewed by hundreds and become an internet favourite.

Miss Perez worked as a weather forecaster in the Air Force before joining the Weather Channel.
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Friday, December 30, 2011

2011 New Year celebrations

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NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 30: The Times Square New Years Eve Ball is tested the day before New Year's Eve December 30, 2010 in New York City. The 11,875-pound Waterford crystal ball will descend a 141-foot tall flagpole to mark the beginning of 2011.





Workers run a cable over the street in preparation for the New Year's celebrations in front of the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin, Germany, Thursday, Dec. 30, 2010. Hundreds of thousands of people are expected to celebrate the beginning of the New Year 2011 at the famous landmark in Germany's capital.



People dressed up as Father Frost, the equivalent of Santa Claus, and Snow Maiden, march in celebration of the coming of the new year in the town of Glubokoe, north of Minsk December 30, 2010.




LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 30: Members of the Etiwanda Marching Eagle Regiment perform during a warm up in Trafalgar Square on December 30, 2010 in London, England. The bands from the USA, are to perform at the 25th anniversary New Year's Day Parade through Central London tomorrow. Many of the musicians have been stranded in the USA, after flights were canceled due to heavy snow



Members of the Riverside City College All Star Band, based in California, rehearse for London's New Year's Day Parade, in Trafalgar Square, central London on December 30, 2010. Every January 1st, people gather from the Houses of Parliament to Trafalgar Square to watch the New Year's Day Parade in which various floats and marching bands perform whilst parading through central London.



People dressed up as Father Frost, the equivalent of Santa Claus, and Snow Maiden, take part in celebrations ahead of the new year in the town of Glubokoe, north of Minsk December 30, 2010.



Crews work the New Year's Eve ball that will hold Nicole 'Snooki' Polizzi, star of MTV's 'Jersey Shore', Thursday, Dec. 30, 2010, in Seaside Heights, N.J. The network planned to drop 'Snooki' from its Times Square headquarters but relocated to the reality show site after an objection by Times Square Alliance.




NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 30: The Times Square New Years Eve Ball is tested they day before New Year's Eve December 30, 2010 in New York City. The 11,875-pound Waterford crystal ball will descend a 141-foot tall flagpole to mark the beginning of 2011.



NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 30: The Times Square New Years Eve Ball is tested the day before New Year's Eve December 30, 2010 in New York City. The 11,875-pound Waterford crystal ball will descend a 141-foot tall flagpole to mark the beginning of 2011.



EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND - DECEMBER 30: Men dressed as Vikings lead the torchlight procession as it makes its way along Princess Street for the start of the New Year celebrations December 30, 2010 in Edinburgh, Scotland. Thousands of people joined in the torchlight procession, followed by the burning of a Viking long ship.



EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND - DECEMBER 30: Men dressed as Vikings lead the torchlight procession as it makes its way along Princess Street for the start of the New Year celebrations December 30, 2010 in Edinburgh, Scotland. Thousands of people joined in the torchlight procession, followed by the burning of a Viking long ship.



EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND - DECEMBER 30: Men dressed as Vikings lead the torchlight procession as it makes its way along Princess Street for the start of the New Year celebrations December 30, 2010 in Edinburgh, Scotland. Thousands of people joined in the torchlight procession, followed by the burning of a Viking long ship.




EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND - DECEMBER 30: Men dressed as Vikings lead the torchlight procession as it makes its way along Princess Street for the start of the New Year celebrations December 30, 2010 in Edinburgh, Scotland. Thousands of people joined in the torchlight procession, followed by the burning of a Viking long ship.


Times Square New Year's Eve Ball 2011






Edinburgh, Scotland Hogmanay Torchlight Procession


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Kim Kardashian shows off a new braided hairstyle... perhaps it's for her music video?

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By DAILY MAIL REPORTER

New hairstyle: Kim Kardashian showed off her new braided hair as she headed to the gym in Los Angeles yesterday


She's known for her swishy blow-dried hair, designer clothes and manicured good looks.

But Kim Kardashian headed in a brand new style direction for a trip to the gym yesterday, with her hair braided in cornrows.

Perhaps Kim was attempting to add a slightly cooler edge to her look.



She is rumoured to be busy recording her first pop single, with Kanye West said to feature in the accompanying Hype West-directed video.

Whatever she's doing, Kim has been struggling to keep it to herself.

'OMG u guys have no idea what I'm doing today! You are gonna DIE!!!!,' she tweeted.

This was quickly followed by: 'What an amazing day!!! I'm finished for today...but we have a few more to go!'

And she later teased: 'Feels so good to overcome a fear!'

Adding to the rumours, Kanye was spotted helping Kim celebrate her 30th birthday onboard a yacht in New York in October before she headed to Chicago to attend the screening of his short film Runway.


Trying to be cool? Perhaps Kim braided her hair for her new music video, said to feature Kanye West


While Kim is forging a music career, her sister Khloe Kardashian and her LA Lakers star husband Lamar Odom are set to start work on their long-rumoured Newlyweds-type reality show.

'It shoots in the spring,' a source told this week's Us magazine.

Another source told the publication that the series will have the same atmosphere as Bravo's Bethenny Getting Married: 'They're so cute, playing off one another.'

But fans will be seeing a little less of one member of the Kardashian family.


Kourtney Kardashian and Scott Disick shop in Miami today; the couple have reportedly asked for $5,000 per episode for their son Mason to appear in their reality show


Though Scott Disick has told friends he and Kourtney won't let son Mason appear on Kourtney & Kim Take New York so he can have a 'normal' life, a source tells Us magazine that isn't the real reason.

Disick demanded $5,000 an episode for the 12-month-old! 'E! offered $1,000, but he played hardball. E! was like, "Are you out of your mind?"'

Another friend added: 'He bungled negotiations, so you won't see Mason at all.'

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Forget something? A weary-looking Kourtney Kardashian arrives in Miami make-up free

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By SARAH FITZMAURICE

Long flight? Kourtney Kardashian arrived in Florida looking tired carrying her son Mason accompanied by boyfriend Scott Disick


As a reality star she is used to being followed by cameras and is usually preened to perfection at all times.

But Kourtney Kardashian looked worn out as she arrived in Miami airport without a spot of make-up on.

Carrying her one-year-old son Mason and accompanied by boyfriend Scott Disick, Kourtney arrived in the city yesterday, to host a New Year's Eve party.

And although the 5ft reality TV star was sporting a pair of large dark circles under her eyes, she managed to smile for the cameras.

The eldest Kardashian sister wore a partially see-through cream cardigan, black jeans and flat brown and black boots for the flight.

And, perhaps in an attempt to shield her unkempt face, she accesorised with a wide-brimmed black hat.


Family trip: Boyfriend Scott and baby Mason have accompanied Kourntey to Miami who is hosting a New Year's Eve party at a Miami Beach hotel


Son Mason was dressed in a cute striped hooded jumper and sported matching socks.

Kourntey will be hosting a party at the Gansevoort Miami beach hotel tomorrow night to bring in the New Year.

And the mum-of-one was happy to be in the city tweeting: ‘Miami I missed you! So happy to be back. Delicious dinner at Nobu...this city treats me well.’


Tired but smiling: Despite looking weary, Kourtney beamed for the cameras


Head gear: Kourtney covered up in a wide-brimmed black hat and Mason wore a striped hoody


Kourtney’s dressed down appearance was in stark contrast to her glamourous look displayed a party with her sisters Kim and Khloe last week.

Dressed in a short metallic dress, Kourtney showed off a svelte figure, achieved after losing 3st 2lb since the birth of her son last year.

She recently talked openly about how she shed the pounds in a new interview with America's OK Magazine.

'I love my new body,' she told the magazine.

'They say it takes a full year to really get your body back and I believe that. I was 140lb when I gave birth and I'm 95 now. But for me it is about being a healthy mom and not being a certain weight.'


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Anorexic model who appeared in shock fashion campaign dies at 28

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By DAILY MAIL REPORTER

Body battle: The French model, pictured here in 2007, had suffered from anorexia since she was 13


Isabelle Caro, a French actress and model whose anorexic image appeared in a shock Italian ad campaign, has died at the age of 28.

Her longtime acting instructor, Daniele Dubreuil-Prevot, said that Caro died on November 17 after returning to France from a job in Tokyo.

Dubreuil-Prevot said she did not know the cause of death but that Caro 'had been sick for a long time,' referring to her anorexia.

Caro featured in an ad campaign by Italian photographer Oliviero Toscani in 2007 for an Italian fashion house.

Under the headline 'No Anorexia,' images across newspapers and billboards showed Caro naked, vertebrae and facial bones protruding.

At 5ft 4in, she is reported to have weighed just 4st 8lb (68lbs) at the time.

Caro, who had her own blog site, said she had suffered from anorexia since she was 13 as the result of a 'difficult childhood'.

At the time of the campaign, she wrote: 'I've hidden myself and covered myself for too long.

'Now I want to show myself fearlessly, even though I know my body arouses repugnance.

'I want to recover because I love life and the riches of the universe. I want to show young people how dangerous this illness is.'

The campaign was paid for by Italian clothing company Flash & Partners to publicise a fashion brand for young women called Nolita and the photograph was taken by Italian photographer Oliviero Toscani.

Flash & Partners said in a statement at the time that Toscani's aim was 'to use the naked body to show everyone the reality of this illness, caused in most cases by the stereotypes imposed by the world of fashion.'

Caro appeared on Jessica Simpson's TV show The Price of Beauty where she discussed her body issues.

In 2008 she released an autobiography called The Little Girl Who Didn't Want to Get Fat.


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Young at heart: Wossy the wizard can't hide his delight as he visits Harry Potter theme park with his family

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By SARAH BULL

Family day out: Jonathan Ross poses with (left to right) daughters Honey and Betty, wife Jane Goldman and son Harvey at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter


He's long been a fan of J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter book series, and the subsequent film franchise.

So it's no wonder Jonathan Ross looked as though he was in seventh heaven today as he visited the Wizarding World of Harry Potter theme park in Universal Studios, Orlando, Florida.

Accompanied by wife Jane Goldman, daughters Betty and Honey and son Harvey, Ross even wore the scarf donned by Gryffindor students of the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry as he posed for photographers at the park.

Youngest daughter Honey also got into the spirit of things with a Gryffindor scarf, which retails for $34.95 in the official theme park store.

But Betty and Harvey declined to don the accessories, along with Jane, who perhaps thought the maroon scarf might clash with her bright red hair.

Ross has been a fervent fan of Harry Potter since Rowling wrote the first novel in 1997.

Since then, he has interviewed both Rowling and various stars from the film adaptations, including the main characters played by Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson and Rupert Grint, as well as other Potter actors including Robbie Coltrane and Jason Isaacs.


Fervent fan: Ross even wore a Hogwarts scarf as he cuddled up to wife Jane outside the Hogwarts Express train


Wizarding world: The theme park at Universal Studios has proved a huge success


Ross is currently enjoying a break with his family before he returns to our television screens next month in ITV magic show Penn and Teller: Fool Us, which premieres on ITV1on January 7th.

It is also claimed he is hoping to launch the show in America, and is set to fly to Los Angeles to film a pilot episode for the US version of the programme next month.

A source told The Sun: 'September Films are taking Jonathan to the US to pilot his ITV show and they think he can be a star over there.

'They have big plans for him, and they think his type of presenting will go down really well. Magic is also being seen as the next big thing.'


Posing up: Betty and Ross pose next to Dr Doom at Universal


Entering Wizarding World of Harry Potter


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Snow excuses: Chantelle Houghton and new man Rav don't let the big freeze get in the way of training, enjoying a romantic workout in the park

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By SARAH FITZMAURICE

Funny run: The loved-up couple were all smiles as they jogged around the park


It can be easy to pile on the pounds with romantic dinner dates or cosy nights in during the honeymoon stages of any new relationship.

But Chantelle Houghton and new boyfriend Rav Wilding are determined to stay in shape and enjoyed an outdoor workout together in the snow yesterday.

Undeterred by the chilly temperatures the pair jogged around the park before performing push-ups and sit-ups using a blue and white exercise board.


Offering advice: Rav helped Chantelle with her form as she performed a plank in the snow


But it was not all hard work and the couple had plenty of time for kisses and cuddles as they frolicked around in the snow showing off some rather unorthodox exercise positions.

The pair who have been dating for around eight weeks were all smiles as Rav helped Chantelle perform squats and adjusted her push up position.

But the concentration didn’t last long and the loved-up couple burst into fits and giggles as they pushed each other onto the grass.


Fooling around: The concentration doesn't last long and Chantelle collapsed in a fit of giggles in the snow


The pair, who had wrapped up warm to train in the Essex park looked healthy and very happy.

Chantelle, who is a size eight to ten, donned an aqua-blue hoody with matching trainers and grey leggings for the outdoor excursion.

Perhaps displaying her mood, The Big Brother star’s jumper bore the caption ‘love and hope’ while her leggings had a kisses and hearts print down the left leg.


Bizarre technique: As Rav attempted a plank Chantelle helped him out by climbing on top of him


Displayed his toned physique, Rav opted for a tight navy training top and baggy white Adidas jogging pants.

Chantelle will be keen to keep her new figure in check after losing over a stone this year.

Before entering the Ultimate Big Brother house, Chantelle embarked on a gruelling beach boot camp to get into shape for the show.


Getting to grips with her man: As Rav attempted a few stomach crunches Chantelle thwarted his efforts by holding onto his feet. The loved up pair could not stop smiling as they exercised and flirted in the park


Cheeky: Rav couldn't help but laugh as he fell over after Chantelle gave him a big push


Eager to share her success with her fans Chantelle’s boot camp fitness DVD was released three days ago.

Speaking about her healthy lifestyle earlier this months she said: 'I got in shape for Big Brother and just carried on. I feel comfortable in myself - really fit and healthy. I've lost about one-and-a-half stone. It was always in the back of my mind that I wanted to go to the gym, but sometimes you need something to work towards.’

'I'm a size eight to ten now. I've always been a 10 and then I went up to a 12. Then I was creeping up to a 14 and felt uncomfortable. I was 10st 12lbs, now I'm 9st 6lbs,' she added in the interview with New! magazine.


Sweet reward: The pair made time for a spot of kissing during their snow workout


Chantelle was also gushing about her new romance with the Crimewatch presenter and said she was ‘very,very happy’ describing Rav as ‘perfect’.

She said: 'He is just gorgeous, isn't he? If I could write down on paper the kind of guy I would go for, it would be him. His build, his height, his looks. He's absolutely perfect.

He's really kind and caring - he's absolutely amazing.

Explaining her new regime to maintain her slim figure, Chantelle said: 'I'm really conscious about what I eat but I still have days where I eat chocolate cake or a packet of crisps. If you allow yourself something, you don't feel guilty.

'I train three times a week. Sometimes, I just go for a run in the park on my own. I do squats, press-ups and sit-ups.'

But for now at least Chantelle has a training partner who is happy to workout with her in all weathers.




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Video: Lil Wayne Throwing Bittersweet Farewell Concert

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During the Monday concert, Lil Wayne got support from his Young Money crew, Mack Maine, Jae Millz and Gudda Gudda.

Before being sentenced to prison on February 9 [2010], Lil Wayne kicked off a farewell concert in his hometown Monday, December 28. "I'm nothing without you," the rap mogul shouted to the crowd.

Weezey opened the gig with her hit single "A Milli" which earned him a Grammy for Best Rap Solo Performance at 2008 Grammy Awards. He then rolled out several other smash hits from his previous releases.

In one of the live sets, Weezy brought in his crew from Young Money, singing "Every Girl". Those who joined him included Mack Maine, Jae Millz and Gudda Gudda. Weezy covered up the verses performed by Drake which didn't take part at the concert.

Lil Wayne, whose real name is Dwayne Carter, pleaded guilty in October to a weapons possession charge. The charge was stemmed from a 2007 traffic stop of his tour bus in New York when authorities said they smelled marijuana, and as they approached, he tossed aside a bag with a loaded .40-caliber handgun.

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Rosie Huntington-Whiteley shows off her long legs in tiny hotpants as she cosies up to Jason Statham in St Barts

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By GEORGINA LITTLEJOHN

A firm grip: Jason Statham holds tightly onto Rosie Huntington Whiteley's hand as they made their way to the harbour in Gustavia, St Barts yesterday


They have been dating since April but the honeymoon period is definitely far from over for Jason Statham and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley.

The couple looked very much in love as they strolled hand-in-hand to a harbour on St Barts yesterday.

And after boarding a boat to take them to a yacht for the day, the couple cosied up and smooched on the back seat as they jetted across the water.

Rosie, 23, looked every inch the Caribbean queen in her colourful patterned blouse and teeny tiny hotpants which showed off her long tanned legs.

Statham, 43, also kept it casual in long shorts, black canvas lace-ups and a grey t-shirt.

They were joined by actress Salma Hayek, 44, her husband, French businessman Fran├žois-Henri Pinault and their daughter Valentina as they sped off to spend the day on Hayek's yacht for the day.


Safely on board: Jason and Rosie go to take their seats on the boat that then took them out to Salma Hayek's yacht


Rosie, who is set to star in the third film in the Transformers series, Dark of The Moon, may have regretted the tiny denim shorts.

Also joining the two couples was film and TV producer Brian Grazer, 59.


Undercover: Rosie and Jason cosy up under a white towel


As she and Statham took their seats on the back of the boat, she covered her legs with a white towel, before snuggling into her boyfriend of eight months for a kiss.

The couple, who went public with their romance in April at the Coachella Festival in California, are in St Barts for New Year, having spent Christmas in their native England.

They jetted into Miami earlier this week where they were snapped canoodling in the back of a car after a romantic dinner together.


Caribbean cruising: Jason and Rosie enjoy the view as they are taken to Hayek's yacht

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