Sam and Ren are 17-month-old twins and they sure  have a lot to talk about! These bubbly baby boys have a hilarious conversation in their own baby language. They seem to  be cracking each other up with jokes. The videos have gone viral with more than 2 million views. Enjoy watching the  baby brothers take “baby talk” to a whole new level!…

Twin boys having an animated conversation


We have seen pictures of cats that resemble Hitler. And not long ago, photos of a goldfish owned by a couple in Stockport created a buzz as it resembles Hitler.

A cat looking like Hitler

A goldfish resembling Hitler

And now an  unassuming semi-detached house in Wales has become an unlikely Web star after Internet users think that it looks a lot like Adolf Hitler’s face.

The Swansea home’s tan-colored, four-window facade stared out from British tabloid newspapers Wednesday following a great buzz house after a photo of the house was published on Twitter, the social networking site.

The lintel above the houes’s slim brown door vaguely echoes the Nazi dictator’s toothbrush mustache, with the black sloping roof reminiscent of Hitler’s side-parted greased down hair and the small top windows were seen as the dictator’s piercing eyes.

House that resembles Adolf Hitler

The house  — divided into two flats with four bedrooms and a small terrace at the rear— in Port Tennant, Swansea, South Wales, has become an internet hit after sharp-eyed Charli Dickenson spotted the resemblance and posted photos on her Twitter page.

Youth worker Charli, 22, said: “I walk past the house all the time – but I’d never noticed the Hitler likeness before.

“But then, at the weekend, I was in the car with my boyfriend and we were stuck in traffic – and I just said to him: ‘That house looks like Hitler’.

“We both laughed about it. I took a picture and posted it on Twitter.

“It’s very funny – everyone who has seen the picture says it looks like Hitler.

“It was picked up by Jimmy Carr on his Twitter. Now everyone is talking about it.”

Comedian Carr posted the picture on his account on the social networking site, saying: “Morning. Here’s a house that looks like Hitler.”

The Hitler house was sent on by hundreds of his followers — and Charli quickly became a trending topic on Twitter.

A neighbour, Lyn Thomas, 25, said: “I can see a resemblance now. I’ve lived here for two years but have never noticed anything before. I don’t know why it would be designed in such a way. It is uncanny.”

Another neighbour Donald Payne, 60, a plasterer, laughed as he said: “It does look a bit like the old Fuhrer, doesn’t it?

House that resembles Hitler

“You’d never know from this side of the street, but from a bit of a distance, it could almost be him. How funny that I never even noticed before.

“I hope we don’t get invaded by bus loads of tourists pulling up to take a photo. We’re right on the side of a dual carriageway here and it will cause carnage.

“If it starts attracting the wrong sort of people, I might speak to the owner and see if he’ll let me paint the front door another colour – or give the roof a centre parting instead.”

Another local said: “The jokes have already started.

“Some people are saying the house is on Swansea’s Eastern Front and the main road outside should now be re-named the Heil Street.”


Today is a sad day in Miri as the city buried one of its daughters. More than a thousand mourners gathered at a funeral service at St Joseph Cathedral for murdered 17-year-old Tiffany Wong. Tears filled the eyes of many present as they witnessed the sorrow of Tiffany’s family. Tiffany’s parents deeply touched the hearts of those present when they said that they have forgiven the boy who killed their daughter.

Tiffany Wong

Tiffany, who obtained multiple As in the SPM examination results announced last week, was found dead in bushes on the outskirts of this city last Friday, with her head wrapped in a plastic bag and her body partially buried in a drain in Bakam sub-district, some 40km from here.

The police were led there by a 17-year-old boy who had surrendered himself at the Miri Central Police Station. He was accompanied to the station by his parents. The teenager, a student of an institute of higher learning here, has been detained for further investigation. It is believed that the boy had badly beaten Tiffany before strangling her as her face was swollen with bruises and there were injuries on her chest.

Tiffany, an ex- student of St Joseph Secondary School Miri, was reported missing last Thursday from her home, a day after the SPM results were announced. On that day, Tiffany’s mum had seen Tiffany getting into the boy’s car supposedly to go to their school to get their SPM results.

Her murder shocked the whole city. Many netizens, appalled by the heinous crime, called for the death penalty for the 17-year-old boy.

Yesterday something magical happened at the house of Tiffany. Many believe that Tiffany came home, as a bird, to bid farewell to her family.

A bird landed on one of the many floral wreaths and remained there the whole day. When Tiffany’s mom went over to talk to the bird, the bird hopped onto her hand. It listened to what Tiffany’s mom had to say and responded by chipping. The miraculous event was captured in photos by someone present. These photos were posted on by someone using the name JongawOlya. Thanks, JongawOlya!

The bird on the wreath

The bird

The bird sitting on the hand of Tiffany's mum

According to some reports, the bird flew off today after Tiffany’s mum said to the bird that it was time for it to go. Anyway the bird was no longer at the house when Tiffany’s family returned from the funeral.

This little poem is dedicated to the memory of Tiffany:

Light a candle for Tiffany for whom we mourn.

Into a new life she will be born.

Do not look for her at the gravesite.

She is somewhere else radiating her beautiful light.

She has gone to a new world where there is no darkness, no pain.

Her light and essence will always remain.

Tiffany posing with a t-shirt at a department store....Tiffany's family appealed for help to find this t-shirt...AT Sport worked overtime to specially print the t-shirt for Tiffany's family.

RIP now, Tiffany, for you will be by God’s side soon. You will be greatly missed by your family and friends!


The Cleo 50 Most Eligible Bachelor contest is into its 16th year and is still going strong.

Cleo 50 Most Eligible Bachelors 2011

With a crop of men ranging from personal trainers to entrepreneurs, there were a few definite hot favourites who stood out in this year’s contest but  in the end, it was 23-year old Desmond Chiam, an Australian-born-Chinese actor from Melbourne who was crowned Cleo’s “Most Eligible Bachelor”.

Cleo Top 50 Most Eligible Bachelors

Desmond Chiam

Most eligible bachelor Desmond Chiam

Check out the moves that snagged him the title, as well as the other hot bachelors.


Michelle Sung Wie , (Wie Seong-mi, born October 11, 1989) is an American professional golfer. In 2006, she was named in a Time magazine article, “one of 100 people who shape our world.”

Omega Ambassador Michelle Wie

Wie was born in Honolulu, Hawaii. Her parents were immigrants from the Republic of Korea (South Korea) who came to the United States in the 1980s. Her father, Byung-wook Wie, is a former professor of transportation management at the University of Hawaii. Her mother was South Korea’s women’s amateur golf champion in 1985 and competed in a Miss Korea pageant. Her paternal grandfather, Dr. Sang Kyu Wie, a resident of Jangheung, Jeollanam-do, was an emeritus professor at Seoul National University.

Michelle Wie

When she was born, since both of her parents had been Korean, Wie had been a dual citizen of both the Republic of Korea and the United States automatically. But, the Republic of Korea does not allow dual citizenship after the age of 21. Wie has opted for United States citizenship.

Michelle Wie in red dress holds an award

Wie graduated from Punahou School in Honolulu, Hawaii in June, 2007. On December 19, 2006, she announced that she would be attending Stanford University where there are family ties. Her paternal grandfather was a visiting professor and an aunt and uncle are both graduates.

A shot of Michelle Wie yawning

She enrolled in September, 2007 as a freshman, but as a professional golfer, Wie is not eligible under NCAA rules to play for Stanford’s golf team. During her first three years at Stanford, she attended only during the fall and winter quarters, running from late September through mid-March each year. She took leaves of absence during the rest of the year to play professional golf.

Michelle Wie in action

Another shot of Michelle Wie in action

Wie began playing golf at the age of four. In 2000, at the age of ten,  she shot a 64 at one of her favorite courses to qualify for a USGA amateur championship event at the USGA’s Women’s Amateur Public Links Championship, becoming the youngest player ever to do so. Eight years later, Wie’s mark was broken by fellow Hawaiian Allisen Corpuz who qualified when she was five months younger than Wie had been when she set the record.

Michelle Wie and caddy Tim Vickers

Michelle Wie and Paula Creamer

In 2001, at the age of 11, she won both the Hawaii State Women’s Stroke Play Championship and the Jennie K. Wilson Women’s Invitational, the oldest and most prestigious women’s amateur tournament in Hawaii. She also advanced into match play at the Women’s U.S. Amateur Public Links Championship.

Michelle Wie

Michelle Wie

In 2002, the prodigy won the Hawaii State Open Women’s Division by thirteen shots. She also became the youngest player (at 12 years old) to qualify for an LPGA event, the Takefuji Classic held in Wie’s home state of Hawaii. While she went on to miss the cut, her record stood for five more years until it was broken in 2007 by 11-year-old Ariya Jutanugarn.

Michelle Wie

Michelle Wie

Also in 2002, Wie reached the semifinals of the U.S. Women’s Amateur Public Links Championship, a tourney she would later win.

Michelle Wie looking at her tee shot

At the 2003 Kraft Nabisco Championship, Wie became the youngest player to make an LPGA cut. She carded a 66 in the 3rd round, tying the amateur record for a women’s major championship and qualifying her to play in the final group of the championship.

Micheele Wie

In June 2003, Wie won the Women’s Amateur Public Links tournament, becoming the youngest person ever, male or female, to win a USGA adult event. Later that summer, she made the cut at the US Women’s Open when she was still just 13, the youngest player ever to do so.

Michelle Wie teeing off

Michelle Wie

Amazingly, Wie was not satisfied with taking on the LPGA. She attempted to compete against men in the 2003 Sony Open on the PGA Tour. Though she missed the bid, she punctuated her year by joining the final grouping in her first LPGA major, and playing in three tournaments in which she was the only female.

Michelle Wie lining up her putt

Michelle Wie

In 2004, Wie qualified for the Sony Open, becoming the youngest player to ever play on the PGA tour. She missed the cut, but made headlines everywhere for making such an incredible appearance. Wie was also selected for the U.S. golf team, and finished an amazing fourth at the LPGA major event, the Kraft Nabisco Championship.

Michelle Wie

Michelle Wie waving to fans

On October 5, 2005, a week before her 16th birthday, Wie turned professional, accompanied by an enormous amount of hype and endorsements.  She signed sponsorship contracts with Nike and Sony reportedly worth more than 10 million dollars per year.

What is her golf club leaning against? Hahaha!

Having turned professional, Wie was not a member of any professional tour. LPGA Tour membership age requirements require a golfer to be 18, although some players such as Morgan Pressel and Aree Song have successfully petitioned for an exemption to join at age 17.

Wie chose not to request an exemption and was thus only allowed to participate in a limited number of LPGA Tour events when given a sponsor’s exemption from 2005 until 2008. She also chose not to participate in the Tour’s Qualifying Tournaments (or “Q-School”) until December 2008, when she finished 7th to gain LPGA membership for the 2009 season.

In her first two tournaments on the LPGA Tour in early 2006, Wie gained a third place finish in the Fields Open in Hawaii, finishing one stroke off the lead, and finished in a tie for third in the Kraft Nabisco Championship, finishing one stroke behind, again.

Michelle Wie Celebrates Birdie

May, 2006, saw her play the Asian Tour SK Telecom Open, becoming the second woman (after Se Ri Pak) to make the cut at a men’s tournament in South Korea. Wie reportedly received US$700,000 in appearance fees at an event that offered only US$600,000 in total prize money. In all, she reportedly netted US$5 million in appearance and endorsement money for the two-week trip.

By the end of 2006, her first full year as a professional, Wie had missed the cut in 11 out of 12 tries against men, and remained winless in all 33 professional women’s tournaments she had entered, the last 9 as a professional.

A disappointed Michelle Wie

Michelle Wie reacts after making double bogey

Michelle Wie reacts after missing a putt for bogey

In December 2007, Wie was ranked at #4 in the Forbes Top 20 Earners Under 25 with an annual earnings of 19 million dollars even though she struggled in golf tournaments that year.

Michelle Wie's winning reaction

On November 15, 2009, Wie won her first professional individual tournament, the Lorena Ochoa Invitational in Guadalajara, Mexico, a limited field event on the LPGA Tour, posting a score of thirteen under par 275 for a two-stroke margin over fellow American Paula Creamer, and besting Jiyai Shin, Christie Kerr and Morgan Pressel by two strokes. It was Wie’s 81st professional tournament and her 66th LPGA Tour event. She then finished second in the Ladies European Tour season-ending Dubai Ladies Masters tournament on December 9–12, 2009, shooting a 15-under-par 273, which put her three shots behind winner In-Kyung Kim.

Michelle Wie holding her trophy after winning the Lorena Ochoa Invitational LPGA golf tournament in Guadalajara, Mexico

On August 29, 2010, she posted a three-shot win over a full field at the CN Canadian Women’s Open, held at St. Charles Country Club in Winnipeg, Manitoba, for her second career professional victory. In her next LPGA event, she finished second in the 54-hole P&G NW Arkansas Championship two weeks later, shooting 201 (-12) but losing to Yani Tseng by one stroke after giving up an overnight three-stroke lead.

Michelle Wie celebrates a birdie


Don’t mess around with Xiaxue or you will live to regret it. That was what aspiring comedian Peter Coffin found out when he made uncalled for comments on Twitter to Xiaxue about her appearance.

Peter Coffin

For those who are not familiar with Xiaxue, her real name is Wendy Cheng, and she is a Singaporean blogger/model with a huge online following in Asia. Indeed she is rated as the most popular blogger in Asia. Her website has been added to the National Library Board’s list of blogs for archival. She married American Michael Sayre, whom she allegedly met online, on 13 March 2010 at Italian restaurant Forlino.

Wendy Cheng aka Xiaxue

Wendy & Michael

Wedding of Michael & Wendy

Peter Coffin from Michigan, USA, somehow decided to insult Xiaxue all over Twitter with particularly hateful comments about her nose job.  Oh boy, he really picked a fight with the wrong blogger!

Xiaxue, not one to take insults meekly, launched her revenge beginning with her blog post titled “Peter Coffin is a loser.”

Xiaxue then blocked Coffin, only to start receiving abuse from a girl called Kimi Kobayashi, who seemed to be Coffin’s girlfriend. After Cheng blocked Kobayashi, she disappeared from Twitter and tumblr.

Xiaxue did some Hercule Poirot investigation online and found that Kobayashi purported to be a Japanese-American living in New York. But her writing style sounded suspiciously like Coffin’s.

Then everything started to unravel: Kobayashi does not exist and is probably Coffin himself

Xiaxue exhaustively chronicled the case of Kobayashi on her blog, complete with screenshot after screenshot of suspicious interactions between the supposed Japanese woman and her comedian boyfriend. Under the Twitter name @Kim_Kobayashi, since closed down, someone posted many photos of a woman claiming to be Kimi, complete with captions and wrote endless one-liners sounding suspiciously like Peter Coffin’s own humor.

Though Kim was supposedly an 18-year-old Japanese girl living in New York, many photos of Kobayashi supposedly taken in Japan included Korean text in the background. Xiaxue figured out the woman in the photos is actually South Korean actress Lee Na Young. Lee Na Young is definitely not dating Peter Coffin!”

Photo of "Kimi Kobayashi" is actually photo of Lee Na Young

Xiaxue produced evidence that Coffin was in fact running two online personae, one as himself and one pretending to be his own girlfriend Kim Kobayashi.

Conversations between Kobayashi and Coffin take place on a variety of platforms, including Twitter, Tumblr and YouTube, and range from racist jokes to sexual innuendo. Kobayashi’s Asian race is constantly mentioned and mocked.

On his own Twitter account and on message board Reddit, Coffin attempted to defend himself, writing that he was fooled by someone pretending to be Kobayashi.  But he’s far from being believable.

A follow-up post from Xiaxue reveals that Coffin sent her a “Cease and Desist Letter” claiming defamation under Singaporean law. The law he cites is incorrect, but Coffin just threw more fuel on the fire, allowing Xiaxue the opportunity to make more fun of him and to cite more examples of interactions between Coffin and the fake Kobayashi.

For instance: “What is the perfect penis size?” someone anonymously asks Kobayashi online. “Peter Coffin can show you,” she responds.

Xiaxue has successfully portrayed Peter Coffin as a weird, sick, racist man. Coffin clearly has some complex issues with reality and women, specifically beautiful women, women open about their relationships with plastic surgery and Asians.

Xiaxue has made Coffin look like a fool, seriously denting his online credibility. Peter Coffin threw a stink bomb at Xiaxue, and she responded with a Father Of All Bombs (FOAB). Well, I guess Coffin asked for it….and Xiaxue literally sent him to his coffin!

Well done, Xiaxue!


An UK man who  bought a 4 feet by 3 feet painting caked in dust and dirt at a junk shop for Ł100 six years ago as he liked the ornate  frame might have the jackpot as it is now believed that the painting could be a Ł40million masterpiece.

Art experts say the piece – showing a house with an orange roof next to a river, surrounded by trees –  might be the earliest known work of French artist Paul Cezanne.

This painting could be the earliest work of post-impressionist Paul Cezanne

After  removing the canvas from the frame and cleaning decades of dirt, the man noticed an intriguing signature in one corner.

‘I bought a book on post-impressionism and checked the signature and it looks exactly the same as on some of his other paintings,’ he said.

‘The canvas was curled up tightly at the edges so I carefully unravelled it to see the markings. I realised I could be looking at the first-ever Cezanne painting. To say I’m excited would be an understatement. I just bought it for the frame.’

He took it to auction house Wilfords of Wellingborough on Monday. Owner Tim Conrad said: ‘When people come in and say they’ve got a Cezanne, you tend to think, “Of course you do”, but when I saw the brushwork on this painting, I knew it was very skilful.

Auctioneer Tim Conrad with the painting

‘The strokes look like Cezanne’s early works, which were of rural scenes like this, and it was usual for him to use a variety of signature styles.

‘I advised the buyer to see an expert as soon as possible. It’s a very accomplished painting, and if it is the real thing, the impact would be enormous.

‘We are talking about Ł40million if not more, it would be a major event in the art world.’

Experts said the brush strokes on the painting resembled those used by Cezanne

Now the man is enduring an agonising wait to learn whether his find is actually a masterpiece by the French artist Cezanne – and worth Ł40million.

Under the scrawled name is the date 1854. If authentic, it will be the earliest known work by the post-impressionist artist who would have been a 15-year-old art pupil at the time.

The buyer, a man in his thirties from Northamptonshire who does not want to be named, said : “I’m not trying to think about what to do with the money yet – I won’t tempt fate.”

Paul Cézanne ( 19 January 1839 – 22 October 1906) was a French artist and Post-Impressionist painter whose work laid the foundations of the transition from the 19th century conception of artistic endeavour to a new and radically different world of art in the 20th century. Cézanne can be said to form the bridge between late 19th century Impressionism and the early 20th century’s new line of artistic enquiry, Cubism. The line attributed to both Matisse and Picasso that Cézanne “is the father of us all” cannot be easily dismissed.

Cézanne’s work demonstrates a mastery of design, colour, tone, composition and draughtsmanship. His often repetitive, sensitive and exploratory brushstrokes are highly characteristic and clearly recognizable. He used planes of colour and small brushstrokes that build up to form complex fields, at once both a direct expression of the sensations of the observing eye and an abstraction from observed nature. The paintings convey Cézanne’s intense study of his subjects, a searching gaze and a dogged struggle to deal with the complexity of human visual perception.

Cezanne’s 1893 painting Rideau, Cruchon et Competier (Still Life With Curtain, Pitcher And Bowl Of Fruit) is one of the ten most expensive paintings ever sold and the most expensive still life ever sold at auction, going for over $60 million at Sotheby’s, New York in May 1999.

Still Life With Curtain, Pitcher And Bowl Of Fruit - The most expensive still life ever sold

The owner said he bought the painting in 2007 from a Northampton second-hand shop but forgot all about it until a year ago when he bought a digital camera and decided to take some close-up photos of it to send to an auctioneer.


Legendary Hollywood actress, businesswoman and fearless activist Elizabeth Taylor, famed for her striking blue eyes, her beauty, her jet-set lifestyle, her charitable endeavors, a glittering film career and eight marriages passed away peacefully yesterday in Cedars-Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles. She was 79.

A recent photo of Elizabeth Tayllor

Taylor was hospitalized in Los Angeles’ Cedars-Sinai hospital six weeks ago in early February with congestive heart failure, a condition with which she had struggled for some years. Though she had recently suffered a number of complications, her condition had stabilized and it was hoped that she would be able to return home. Sadly, this was not to be.

At the time of her death, she was surrounded by her children: Michael Wilding, Christopher Wilding, Liza Todd, and Maria Burton. Taylor was survived by 10 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

“My Mother was an extraordinary woman who lived life to the fullest, with great passion, humor, and love,” Michael Wilding said.

“Though her loss is devastating to those of us who held her so close and so dear, we will always be inspired by her enduring contribution to our world.”

Taylor was hailed, in her prime, as the world’s most beautiful and desirable woman. sHE was an effective and arresting actress. Her harrowing performances in “Butterfield 8″ (1960)  ”Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf” (1966), won her Oscars. She also gave sharp performances in “Giant” (1956), “Raintree County” (1957), “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof” (1958) — three films that helped build her reputation as a worldwide sex symbol — “The Sandpiper” (1965) and “Reflections in a Golden Eye” (1967).

Elizabeth Taylor was hailed as one of the most beautiful women in the world during her prime years

Taylor was a champion for a number of charitable causes, notably the fight against AIDS. She founded the Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation after the death of her friend Rock Hudson, and plowed both her time and money into its work, especially as her acting career waned in the 1980s. The BBC once noted that her charity work had grossed as much as her film career.

Elizabeth Rosemond Taylor was born February 27, 1932, in London, the daughter of two wealthy American art dealers, Francis and Sara Taylor. Her mother was a former actress who had given up the career when she married, but encouraged her daughter in the pursuit. Indeed, Elizabeth Taylor and her mother were to remain extremely close until the latter’s death in 1994, at age 99.

Just after World War II began, her parents moved back to the United States and settled in Los Angeles, where Francis Taylor catered to a high-level clientele. Young Elizabeth was noted early on for her looks: According to one perhaps apocryphal story, she was spotted by a talent scout who suggested her for Bonnie Blue Butler in “Gone With the Wind,” but the idea was reportedly shot down by her father.

She eventually made her debut in 1942 in Universal’s “There’s One Born Every Minute.” Taylor was then signed by MGM, which was to be her home for almost two decades, and made “Lassie Come Home.”

Taylor became a child star in her next film, 1944′s “National Velvet,” the story of a girl who rides her horse to victory at the Grand National disguised as a boy.

Elizabeth Taylor in NATIONAL VELVET

For the rest of the 1940s, she was an MGM regular, some of her films winners — the 1949 version of “Little Women” — and others, quickly forgotten, such as “Julia Misbehaves.”

In 1950, Taylor turned 18 and had her first hit as an adult, the classic “Father of the Bride,” in which she played Spencer Tracy’s soon-to-be-married daughter.

She married for the first time in 1950, aged 18, to playboy hotel chain heir Conrad “Nicky” Hilton Jr. The marriage lasted 203 days, collapsing amid verbal and physical abuse after a lavish Hollywood wedding and a three-month European honeymoon.

Taylor moved on, and by 1952 she had tied the knot with British matinee idol Michael Wilding, 19 years her senior. The marriage lasted 5 years and produced two children, Michael Jr. and Christopher. Taylor filed for divorce in 1956, and within days of her divorce from Wilding, Taylor married Hollywood producer Mike Todd.

Critical acclaim arrived with Taylor’s next film, “A Place in the Sun,” based on the Theodore Dreiser novel “An American Tragedy.” Taylor played the beautiful woman pursued by Montgomery Clift, who kills his pregnant girlfriend (Shelley Winters) while boating. The film received nine Academy Award nominations, but Taylor was shut out.

And after some sluggish work in the early ’50s, she was appearing in some renowned films, notably 1956′s “Giant” opposite James Dean and Rock Hudson. Taylor received her first Oscar nomination in 1958 for 1957′s “Raintree County.” Todd suggested her for the role of Maggie the Cat in “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof” (1958), and Taylor steamed up the screen, spending a good part of the movie slinking around in a slip.

Tough and domineering, Todd was Taylor’s first great love. They had a daughter, Elizabeth Frances, in August 1957, but seven months later tragedy struck: Todd was killed in a plane crash in New Mexico in March 1958.

Devastated, Taylor was comforted by Todd’s best friend, actor and singer Eddie Fisher who accompanied her at Todd’s funeral. Fisher’s wife, American’s sweetheart actress Debbie Reynolds,  stayed home in California to take care of Taylor’s children.

Taylor stole Fisher from Reynolds in an affair that scandalized puritanical America. Taylor was now “the other woman,” scorned as a homewrecker — and, based on box office returns, more popular than ever.

Fisher and Taylor married in 1959 amidst much public outrage and appeared opposite each other in the 1980 “BUtterfield 8,” with Taylor cast as a high-class call girl. Though she hated the film, her performance — and a sudden case of pneumonia that threatened her life — invited the sympathy of the Motion Picture Academy, and she finally won an Oscar. “I lost to a tracheotomy,” fellow nominee Shirley MacLaine quipped.

In 1960, now perhaps the most famous actress in the world, Taylor was offered the lead in 20th Century Fox’s production of “Cleopatra.” Taylor demanded and was paid a record $1 million. “Cleopatra” was the most bizarre piece of entertainment ever perpetrated at that time.

Elizabeth Taylor In Cleaopatra

The movie flopped, but the Roman set was the backdrop for a sizzling love affair that made headlines around the world: Taylor and her leading man, Burton, who was married. Her affair with Burton fueled a paparazzi rush unrivaled in its time.

The two were inseparable — and very publicly so. Pictures of the couple finally prompted Burton’s long-suffering wife, Sybil — who had attempted suicide — to file for divorce. Gossip columnist Hedda Hopper, both friend and foe to Taylor over the years, called her “sick.” The Vatican released a message directed at her, saying she was guilty of “erotic vagrancy.” A U.S. congresswoman even introduced a bill banning Taylor and Burton — or “Liz ‘n’ Dick,” as they were becoming known — from the United States. In response, Taylor asserted, “I will never go back to America.”

“Elizabeth looks at you with those eyes, and your blood churns,” said Burton, a Shakesperean actor hailed as the next Lawrence Olivier and known as much for his philandering ways as his Shakespearean expertise.

Richard Burton & Elizabeth Taylor

They married in March 1964 in Montreal. Burton bought Taylor jewels, furs, baubles. The two caused near-riots when they appeared in public. Burton’s tour of “Hamlet” sold out and their movies together — “The V.I.P.s,” “The Sandpiper,” even the grim, groundbreaking “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf” — were hits, the latter also nominated for 10 Oscars. Taylor received a best actress trophy for her performance as the tempestuous Martha; Burton was nominated for his performance as the emasculated George.

“Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf” is a harrowing portrayal of a marriage torn by booze, bitterness and failure and it mirrored the marriage of Taylor and Burton.

They divorced in June, 1974 and remarried in October of the following year in Botswana, only to divorce again in August, 1976. Before he died, Burton commented: “We never really split up – and we never will.”

The marriage left Taylor an alcoholic, and her career continued to languish as she entered her 40s. A seventh marriage to Virginia Senator John Warner, from 1976 to 1982, failed to cure the blues.

Indeed, Taylor was starting to become a figure of mockery. During a fund-raising dinner for her sixth husband, U.S. Senator John Warner, R-Virginia, Taylor choked on a chicken bone. The incident, including a bulked-up Taylor, was viciously parodied on “Saturday Night Live,” with John Belushi playing Taylor.

In and out of California’s Betty Ford Clinic in the 1980s, she overcame her alcoholism and a dependence on painkillers and emerged as a champion in the cause of AIDS victims. In 1985, she organized a benefit dinner to raise money for her friend Rock Hudson, who was dying of AIDS. The project eventually led to the American Foundation for AIDS Research (amFAR); in 1991, she began the Elizabeth Taylor HIV/AIDS Foundation.

In 1991, she stunned the world by marrying husband No. 8: Larry Fortensky, a 40-year-old construction worker she met in rehab at Betty Ford Clinic. They parted amicably three years later.

In later years as her health failed she retired from the public gaze, although she notably attended the 2009 funeral of her long-time friend Michael Jackson, while she remained active in raising funds to battle AIDS/HIV.

Taylor’s health continued to deteriorate. In 1997, she underwent surgery to have a brain tumor removed and in 2006 she appeared on US television to deny rumors she had Alzheimer’s disease.

In July 2008, she was hospitalized but her spokesman denied reports that she was close to death, while in 2009, she underwent heart surgery to repair a “leaky valve,” tweeting afterwards: “It’s like having a brand new ticker.”

Rest in peace, Elizabeth Taylor!


Martin Elliott’s ‘Tennis Girl’ is an iconic classic across the world, selling two million copies to become the world’s biggest selling photograph. It is a true piece of original, timeless, brilliance that portrays true elegance in its simplicity.

The iconic "Tennis Girl "

The famous saucy picture was licensed to Athena and became an instant best-seller when it was first published as a calendar for the Queen’s Silver Jubilee in 1977 – the year Virginia Wade won the Wimbledon singles title.

The photo was released as a poster which became a worldwide sensation and adorned the bedroom walls of teenage boys for a generation.

Few people know that the photograph was taken on at Birmingham University’s tennis court in Edgbaston, in the summer of 1976. And mystique surrounded the identity of the tennis girl who remained anonymous until 25 years after it was taken.

Martin revealed in 2001 that the girl with the most famous bum in the world was Fiona Butler. She was an 18 year old art student living with her parents when modelling for the shot. Fiona was Martin Elliot’s girl friend at the time and unable to play tennis, and never even learned how to.

Martin Elliott (Courtesy Daily Mirror)

Martin was a young Black Country photographer and was dating 18 year-old Fiona when he came up with the idea for the poster.

After borrowing a racket and getting a friend to make the sexy tennis dress, a set of pictures was taken at Edgbaston.

“At the time, the idea of selling a picture to be used for a poster was a dream to me,” recalled Martin.

“But everything on that day happened naturally. Me and Fiona both had lots of fun.

“But the idea that Fiona never made any money out of it, and was sore because of that, is absolutely ridiculous.

“She was my girlfriend and doing me a favour. It was as simple as that. We were living at home at the time, so I paid for everything, anyway. There there was never any problem with Fiona about the money I made.”

Fiona, married to millionaire Ian Walker, is now 52 and has teenage twin daughters and a son and living in a small mansion near Kidderminster, Worcestershire. She is an illustrator, doing work for the likes of Marks and Spencer – presumably for the fun of it rather than the money. Her illustrations of flowers were first published in 1978.

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Ms Walker said she had no regrets over the photo, but that she had “no idea whatsoever” that it would become so popular.

Laying bare her feelings about the photo, Fiona said: “I think it’s the light that makes it so appealing.

“I was very naive and was paid nothing, and I think it’s the biggest-selling poster ever.

“My mother has a very faded copy in what used to be my father’s study and I just have it in the form of a very small postcard.”

She said: “It never ceases to make me smile when I see it. I think my children tell people that it’s me but most people don’t believe it.”

Fiona Butler photo taken in 1978

Fans of the picture have included world-famous movie stars Ernest Borgnine and Charlton Heston, and British serial killer Dennis Nielsen. Scottish-born Nielsen, a former army butcher, killed at least 15 men while living in London. He kept the bodies of his mutilated victims, some of them lovers, in his apartment before disposing of them in his drain and garden. He was sentenced to life in 1983.

The impression is of Fiona walking away from the camera, tired with the right arm dropped trailing the racket with her head slightly dropped. Her left arm is reaching behind her body with the hand lifting her dress scratching her left buttock. With a good athletic body with wide shoulders and no surplus fat, Fiona was perfect for a pose of a professional tennis player. Fiona was posing static giving the impression she was walking – doing so very convincingly. The photograph is true creative brilliance from Martin aided by Fiona.

Most people thought it was a real candid shot of a famous tennis star caught unaware scratching her bum revealing no underwear. Speculation was rife as to who the girl was, comparing shots from the rear of stars. Martin did eventually reveal that the shot was staged and not an opportunist candid shot. Fiona’s name was only revealed about 25 years after the photograph was taken.

This front shot of the tennis girl was taken at the time of the shoot in 1976, on the same roll of film.

Martin did not receive all the royalties owed by Athena, the poster publishers. Otherwise he would have been wealthy judging by the millions of posters sold. Martin conceived and shot the biggest selling photograph of all time which never gave him such financial gains. Martin achieved fame with fortune eluding him. He had to work to supplement the royalties, which were Ł65 for the first year. Martin died peacefully in his sleep in Pulla Cross, Cornwall on 24 March 2010, aged 63, after a long battle with cancer, leaving a widow Noelle. Royalties are still paid to Martin’s widow even today.


On March 16, 2011, the Next Magazine exposed scandalous photos of popular Hong Kong actor-singer Raymond Lam Fung sleeping intimately on a bed beside model-actress Mavis Pan Shuangshuang.

The leaked bedroom photos  have created a huge buzz and media frenzy. It has turned into a scandal that Lam can do without.

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After the photos were exposed Next Magazine recently, Lam admitted that he was previously in a serious relationship with Pan.

Reflecting on his past relationship with Mavis, Raymond’s eyes brimmed with tears. He indicated that the bed photos scandal hurt him the most since entering the entertainment industry. Raymond stated that he was unaware that photographs were taken while he slept.

He said he was unaware that his photos were being taken at the time, and added that the scandal had hurt him greatly because he was serious about the relationship. From the camera angle, it appears that Pan took the photos while Raymond was sleeping.

Lam said he had dated Pan for several months after meeting her during shooting for a drama series. They had even met with both sets of parents but they separated a few months later due to differences in their personalities and Lam’s busy schedule.

He added that he would not take legal action against Pan. He has not contacted the model since they parted ways.

A netizen alleged in an online article that the 24-year-old Pan, nicknamed “Little Shu Qi” for her voluptuous figure, was married to a Caucasian named John in 2009 and that the “cupid” was Malaysian artiste Eric Moo. The article had a picture of showing Pan, John and John’ son.

Photo of Mavis Pan Shuangshuang, John and his then-six-year-old son

Shuangshuang’s manager Ms. Lin has denied the marriage rumor.

Ms. Lin claimed the bed photos were possibly leaked by the model’s former assistant, who was the only one with access to Shuangshuang’s computer and had fallen out with the model.

However, the voluptuous Pan claims that the photos were leaked because she left her mobile phone at a hair salon six months ago.

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In Moo’s blog message in 2009, the singer-composer wrote that he had received a telephone call from a person named John, who “requested him to write a proposal song” for him after he fell in love with a Chinese girl.

“I was touched by the romance and love story between him and Shuangshuang. The following three days, I fully concentrated in writing the song. Their love reminds me of the love between myself and my wife,” he wrote.

Moo later admitted that he had written a song for John but claimed that he was not the cupid because he did not know Pan.

Netizens have clamored for information and hot photos of Mavis Pan Shuangshuang as they can’t seem to get enough of this superhot chick.

Mavis Pan Shuangshuang, born Aprl 3 1987, is a young and hot Chinese model and actress from Taizhou, Zhejiang Province. Shuang Shuang is also nicknamed as the “Little Shu Qi from Taizhou” due to her full pouty seductive lips, bewitching eyes, huge boobs (her vital statistics are 36D 24 36) , slender waist, beautiful legs and sexy voluptuous body.

Apart from modeling, Shuang Shuang is entering the Hong Kong entertainment industry by appearing in the next upcoming Wong Jing movie known as the “Treasure Inn” due for release soon.

So for all you guys ( and ladies too), here are a collection of some of the hottest photos of Mavis Pan…….feast your eyes, lol!

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After seeing these photos,  I can understand why Raymond Lam fell for Mavis Pan. Any hotblooded male would find it hard to resist her. Don’t you agree?