Saturday, August 19, 2006

Supermodel Joanna Krupa Shines in World Series of Poker Play

 Joanna Krupa Titan Poker, one of the fastest growing online poker rooms, issued its congratulations to its Spokesmodel, Joanna Krupa, for her stellar World Series of Poker achievements. Joanna, considered by Playboy Magazine to be the "World's Hottest Swimsuit Model," shocked poker fans by outlasting most of the other celebrities and professional players participating in this year's WSOP Main Event in Las Vegas.
Despite only beginning to play poker last year, Joanna survived well into the second round of play of the Texas Hold'em No Limit $10,000 Buy-In Main Event, beating out more than 5,000 poker players, including actresses Shannon Elizabeth and Jennifer Tilly and 2004 WSOP champ Greg "Fossilman" Raymer.
"I am happy that I beat a lot of pros from the first day," Joanna said. "They play all the time and this is only my second time in a tournament. I'm very pleased with myself."
Sporting a Titan Poker t-shirt and bearing an awesome poker concentration, Joanna played through 11 grueling hours of poker on Day Two before she was knocked out of the competition.

 Joanna Krupa Joanna, whose picture has graced the covers of Maxim, GQ, and Playboy Magazines, said her looks didn't help her that much at the table. "I don't think they're looking at every person and getting distracted. I just think everybody is here to do their best," she said.

Joanna has teamed up exclusively with Titan Poker and plays regularly at the popular online poker room. Joanna has appeared in a number of exciting film and television projects, and will soon star in a major production on the Fox network.

In addition to Joanna, many other players qualified to represent Titan Poker at the 2006 World Series of Poker. Titan Poker players who finished with significant cash prizes included Per Eric Loeff from Norway who finished in 118th place and won $51,129, John McDevitt from New York who finished in 767th place and won $16,493, and Andrew Taylor from Scotland, who finished in 808th place and won $15,504.

Titan Poker regularly sends players to the biggest mainland poker tournaments in the world, including the World Series of Poker, the World Poker Tour, and the European Poker Tour.

Wilson helps change face of women's wrestling

Torrie Wilson For the past five years, FHM Magazine cover girl Torrie Wilson has remained in the WWE spotlight because of her ability to adapt and epitomize the current WWE diva moniker.
''It takes a different kind of woman to stick around in the wrestling industry,'' said Wilson, who started in the defunct World Championship Wrestling (WCW) in 1999.

Wilson is in the rare case where she does have someone at home who knows the rigors of a career in pro wrestling. Wilson has been romantically involved with former WWE superstar Billy Kidman during their days in WCW.
The two were married in July 2003. The blonde bombshell believes this situation can be a double-edged sword.

Torrie Wilson ''I think that could go both ways,'' said Wilson, who takes her dog, Chloe, to ringside and with her when she travels to remind her of home.
``I think there are certain things about the wrestling lifestyle that you only know if you've been there. That can make you nervous at times, but it can also make things better because you understand how someone can be tired, and you don't feel like doing anything.''

Karolina Kurkova Horses Around

There's no telling (or understanding) what might happen when a supermodel and a horse meet.
But luckily Karolina Kurkova used her supermodel powers to channel her inner horse whisperer while visiting a horse farm in Cadiz, Spain earlier this week.

Kurkova was quite taken by her long faced friend, Don Padrito, as she gushed and petted the Spanish stallion.But don't expect the Czech beauty to trade her Victoria's Secret angel wings for a horse saddle anytime soon. Because despite her horse love, Kurkova admitted she doesn't even know how to ride a horse.We hope Don Padrito finds it in his heart to forgive her.

Klum Says She Wants 'A Lot of Children'

Heidi Klum Heidi Klum and her husband Seal, currently expecting their second child together, might not be done. "We want to have a lot of children," the supermodel tells Life magazine in its latest issue. "(Seal) always says that he finds me the most beautiful when I'm pregnant."
Klum and Seal, who were married last year, already have a 10-month-old son, Henry Guenther Ademola Dashtu Samuel. Klum, 33, also has a 2-year-old daughter, Leni, from a previous relationship with Formula One manager Flavio Briatore.

Heidi Klum Klum, the host of Bravo's "Project Runway," also said her family has been given a nickname in her native Germany that she didn't know what to make of at first.
"In Germany _ and this started with a newspaper headline _ they call us `the Patchwork Family,'" says Klum. "I was like, `Hmm, is this an insult or is this positive?' I talked to Seal about it, and we're, like, it's actually kind of great _ we're all different shades and we came together and we all love each other."

Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Even supermodels get cellulite

Millions of dollars are spent each year on creams, machines and even clothes that claim to shift the telltale orange peel effect from legs and thighs, while weight loss programmes also promise to banish those unsightly creases in the skin.
But leading cosmetic surgeons yesterday told women that they must get used to the lumpy look as a fact of life.
Prof Kitzmiller said: "It (cellulite) is not specific to overweight people.
"We found that weight loss in overweight patients improved the condition of cellulite but for a few it actually worsened the condition."
Patients in whom cellulite had worsened had started off slimmer than others in the study, suggesting that beyond a certain point, dieting will not do any good.
And those who did achieve significant weight loss were still left with some dimpling.

As women mature, the skin layers become thinner and the cellulite looks worse, as older celebrities such as Jerry Hall can ruefully attest to following publication of photographs of their beach-side bodies.
Despite to continued scepticism of the experts, the beauty industry still reaps millions of pounds each year from women desperate to try the latest treatments for their dimpled thighs.
Patches that are applied overnight to the affected area claim to reduce cellulite, while supermodel Cindy Crawford insists that massaging a combination of ground coffee and olive oil over her skin every day does the trick

Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Supermodel Rachel's getting broody

Supermodel Rachel Hunter has admitted she is desperate for child number three.
The leggy star has two children by crooner Rod Stewart - Renee, 14, and 12-year-old Liam - but can hear her biological clock ticking.
"If I don't get pregnant by the time I'm 40 then I probably won't go beyond that," the 37-year-old told the Daily Mirror.
"But I think it could happen - I hope so!
"I had my babies very young and I'd like to think I could offer something different as an older mum. I'd be
calmer, and having two kids already I will have the experience and be more relaxed about it."

Rachel - who divorced Rod in 2005 and has been romantically linked to Bruce Willis, Kevin Costner, Robbie Williams and Tommy Lee - said she would consider more children if she is with the right man.
"After I turn 40 I don't think I'd have another. But it's definitely something I'd be open to if I was in the right relationship," said the blonde, who is hosting Five's Make Me A Supermodel later this year.
"My kids are the greatest achievement my life and I love spending time with them."

Monday, August 14, 2006


Veteran supermodel CHRISTY TURLINGTON is making a modelling comeback to promote the product that helped her make her name.
The 37-year-old catwalk queen has signed to be the new face of cosmetic giant Maybelline.
She tells, "I grew up with Maybelline. Now that I am a mother, my lifestyle is very busy and drastically different.

"When I think of Maybelline, I think of New York, of being busy yet managing to hold things together. I think of confidence and individuality. Of being responsible and having fun at the same time. I think of what it means to be a woman today."

Sunday, August 13, 2006

Charlize Theron: Falling angel

By the age of 28, Charlize Theron had survived a violent childhood and won an Oscar for her astonishing portrayal of a serial killer. But since then, one of Hollywood's brightest actresses has struggled.

Charlize Theron will be at the Edinburgh Festival on Thursday, answering questions on stage - if you are anywhere in the vicinity, you should be there, for Theron, at five feet and nine-and-a-half inches, is one of the spectacles of the world. If there's a question time - and she's as much of a sport as usual - I dare you to ask the question, "Charlize, how much longer is all this going to continue?" I know, she still seems like a newcomer. But she knows how easily the new face turns unduly familiar.

Somehow or other, Theron has to do something similar to Nicole Kidman's achievement after the latter's marriage to Tom Cruise ended. She has to seize parts that say, I chose these, I found them, I told them I could do it, and look, it works. What that means is that she has to go find the parts, know how to secure them and make her will felt strongly enough that they turn out unusual and good films. That so many actresses do ordinary work is testament to how tough that challenge is. Most of them do what they can get and spin it out until 40, if they're lucky.

Spare a thought for Charlize Theron, and actresses like her, as she makes a splash in Edinburgh this week. She's looking for something wonderful or monstrous - not much else is going to be in the running. And, like the sudden violence and horror she experienced when she was a kid, she is betting that some magic will come into her life.