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Brazilian soccer legend Ronaldo has launched the world’s sexiest travel DVD -- The Lads Guide To Rio.
London, UK (PRWEB) June 30, 2006 -- Brazilian soccer legend Ronaldo has launched the world’s sexiest travel DVD -- The Lads Guide To Rio.
If you want to know how to score like soccer star Ronaldo in Brazil get The Lads Guide To Rio and find out what you’ve been missing. From the thongs of Copacabana beach to the dancing girls of Rio Carnival, The Lads Guide To Rio will show you exactly where to go for the vacation of a lifetime.
On the DVD Ronaldo gives an exclusive introduction to his hometown, saying: "Everything here has great passion. The city, the women, the music and the soccer. There are so many wonderful things to see and do in Rio. Brazil is a wonderful country and Rio de Janeiro is the marvelous city. So come and visit our country."
The DVD is squarely aimed at the guys vacation market covering how to chat up girls and the best beaches for babe watching, not to mention Rio’s world famous carnival and is hosted by three stunning babes. British model DJ Rebekah Teasdale, Dutch Playboy cover girl Rachel Ter Horst and Brazilian beauty Cynthia Howlett-Martin.
Watch Rebekah, Rachel and Cynthia as they investigate the thriving red-light district, trawl through the cities hottest nightspots and discover Rio's naturist beaches.
Also they go behind the scenes at the Girl From Ipanema Bikini Contest, visit the biggest soccer stadium in the world and check out some of the coolest sports ever invented.
If you’re after some culture there’s a journey round Sugar Loaf Mountain, and the amazing displays of Capoeira, the Brazilian martial art but you’ll be back in time to see the silky skills of the beach soccer players and the most jaw droppingly beautiful women in the world.
The Lads Guide To Rio Total running time is approx 99 minutes. Special features include an interview with Noel Gallagher, Ronaldo feature and Beach, Ball and Samba Babes.
On sale – August 2006. RRP £17.99 available from major UK retail outlets Available worldwide from theladsguide.com £15.99 plus £2 P+P
Oasis rocker Noel Gallagherhas openly admitted plagiarising a Burt Bacharach hit for his B-side HALF THE WORLD AWAY. The Layla guitarist has often been accused of being too heavily influenced by The Beatles and T-Rex, but he has no qualms about revealing his pilfering of the Bacharach/Hal Davidcomposed song THIS GUY'S IN LOVE WITH YOU. He says, "It sounds exactly the same. I'm surprised he hasn't sued me yet."
New Zealander Zane Lowe, left, was one of the top British music brass to be fooled by a bogus band on the myspace website.
British rock'n'roll bible Q pulled the stunt by persuading a work-experience student and two of his mates to become the band Hope Against Hope and a demo was downloaded onto the website.
Through myspace the band got in contact with Lowe, a DJ on Radio One and a music TV host who is one of the most influential people in British music.
Popular band the Editors also became "friends" with the band.
But it was music guru Alan McGee (the man who discovered Oasis) who was the biggest fish to bite when he offered the band a gig spot at his Death Disco club.
Q's deputy editor Gareth Grundy said, "You don't really expect you're going to get an offer of a gig from the man who signed Oasis for a band that doesn't exist. I'd call that quite a result."
Media magnate Rupert Murdoch recently bought myspace for $580 million and its power came to light when the site helped make the Arctic Monkeys' debut album the fastest-selling in British pop music history.
Oasis singer Liam Gallagher has asked Gwyneth Paltrow for her help - to chase ghosts out of his house.
The wild rocker - who shares his London home with fiancée Nicole Appleton and their four-year-old son Gene - is convinced his lavish pad is haunted, after hearing unexplained noises and chilling footsteps.
Liam has also been left bemused after several objects went missing from his house with no explanation.
A source was quoted in Britain's Daily Star newspaper a saying: "A week ago he lost his keys and then they turned up in a kitchen cupboard and no-one had moved them. And now two pans have gone missing. "Sometimes he will hear sounds that don't make any sense."
The 33-year-old star has now apparently turned to 'Shakespeare In Love' actress Gwyneth, who previously hired a Kabbalah priest to get rid of "bad energy" in her home earlier this year, to help him with an exorcism.
The source added: "He is just asking Gwyneth what she did so he can follow suit."
Liam and Nicole are said to already be looking for a new place - in case the proposed exorcism doesn't work.
Patsy Kensit has plans to write an explosive autobiography - to the fury of her ex-husband Liam Gallagher.In the past, the Emmerdale actress has always turned down offers to write about her life, however close friends now claim that she thinks the time is right to tell all."Liam hit the roof and is desperately trying to talk her out of it," one pal told the Sunday Mirror. "But Patsy thinks she should do it."Kensit was also previously married to 80s singers Jim Kerr and Dan Donovan. Other ex-boyfriends include Ally McCoist, David Walliams and Jean-Christophe Novelli.
Tamzin's face glows with happiness as she poses with her new husband Tom Ellis and their friends, rock star Liam Gallagher and his partner, former All Saint Nicole Appleton .
The former EastEnders actress' appearance, in a stunningly simple ivory gown from Mirror, Mirror, accessorised with a bouquet of arum lilies, made an unforgettable impression on the handsome groom, as well as their family and friends. Even ice cool rocker Liam Gallagher, who was among the host of famous faces on the guest list, was clearly touched.
LONDON - The Oasis brothers are known for their insulting gestures, but a poster ad for Xfm Manchester showing a toddler dressed as Liam Gallagher sticking two fingers up has escaped a ban after it had been labelled 'offensive' by complainants to the advertising watchdog.
The poster features toddlers dressed as Noel and Liam Gallagher, with the Liam toddler, who is wearing tinted glasses and a hooded jacket, pictured holding two fingers up in a V-sign next to the tagline 'A new music station is born Xfm Manchester 97.7".
The younger Gallagher is well known for his use of various obscene gestures, mostly to photographers following him.
The Advertising Standards Authority received 23 complaints about the poster ad, which was created by Mother, making an obscene gesture that was offensive and was likely to encourage children to copy the sign.
However, the ad has escaped a ban because the ASA noted that the gesture of the toddler was synonymous with Liam Gallagher and anyone familiar with Oasis would realise that and were likely to find it humorous.
Xfm says it had not intended to cause offence and that the poster was part of a campaign to launch Xfm Manchester aimed at 20- to 29-year-old males.
The campaign appeared for one month in Manchester, home to the Gallagher brothers, and will be used for two weeks in Scotland to back Xfm Scotland.
The campaign includes six visuals of iconic bands, including the White Stripes and Pete Doherty, to demonstrate visually and in a lighthearted way that "a new music station is born", according to Xfm.
The radio station also says that the ad is based purely on humour and is unlikely to cause offence, provoke antisocial behaviour or encourage emulation.
Kasabian's Tom Meighan: I Had A Mental Breakdown following the excesses of touring...
Kasabian frontman Tom Meighan has revealed he suffered a mental breakdown after the excesses of touring over the past few years.Meighan said things came to a head when he returned home after their lengthy US jaunt with Oasis in 2005.
The 24-year-old said: “I had a fucking mental breakdown after coming back home. I was scratching at the walls. I didn’t know what to do.“I was like a caged lion. It was horrible. All that partying and touring took a massive toll on my mind.” In the candid interview with The Star, he continued that a break was essential to getting his head back in shape.He added: “We needed a break to be honest. That last tour around America with Oasis was intense.“It was fucking horrible coming back down to earth. We did so many shows over the last three years. We were like walking corpses, I don’t think we could have pushed ourselves any further.“It was really time to take a break and re-gear our brains. It was good to have a breather but I had forgotten how to do normal things. I didn’t know how to sit down and watch Eastenders.”
It's down to the final 16 bands on the popular music site Bandmadness . Oasis are paired up with Depeche Mode and going head to head. If you want to give the other bands a run for their money head on over and support our lads !
Even the Gallagher brothers would have to admit the album is not the greatest ever, writes Barry Divola.
LAST Saturday morning, the sky started filling with angry grey clouds, the wind began to roar and a thunderstorm threatened. I'd just read what 40,000 music fans had voted the greatest album of all time for the Guinness Book of British Hit Singles & Albums, so I assumed that on some astral plane, John Lennon had just made a cup of tea, started buttering his toast, put on his glasses and read it, too.
And he wasn't turning off his mind, relaxing and floating downstream. He was one angry (albeit dead) ex-Beatle.
The great unwashed had not come up with Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band or Revolver or The Beatles (better known as The White Album). They had not bestowed the honour on that other constant contender, Pet Sounds, by the Beach Boys. They hadn't grunged out (Nirvana's Nevermind), punked it up (the Clash's London Calling), taken it easy ( Hotel California by the Eagles), pretended to be cooler than they really were (Kraftwerk? The Velvet Underground?) or rigged it for a laugh (the Knack? Flock of Seagulls?).
They hadn't even played the "well, it sold by the skipload so it must be the best" card by awarding the medal to Michael Jackson's Thriller, Fleetwood Mac's Rumours, or something by Abba.
No, the greatest album of all time is apparently Oasis's Definitely Maybe. Presumably the entire poll was conducted outside pubs in Manchester and Bondi at closing time.
Definitely Maybe was definitely one of the 20 best albums of 1994. It was maybe one of the hundred best albums of the '90s. But even the Gallagher brothers, who are not renowned for their shyness when it comes to trumpeting their own worth, would have to hide their blushes and admit that calling their debut album the greatest of all time is a folly. Or, as Liam would have put it if Blur's Parklife had won, "total f---in' bollocks".
In fact, if you're weighing consistency, recognition, influence and just plain singalongability, Definitely Maybe isn't even the greatest Oasis album. It is full of swagger and vinegar and amazing confidence for a debut, and it does contain Rock 'n' Roll Star, Cigarettes and Alcohol and Live Forever. But the follow-up, 1995's (What's The Story) Morning Glory?, indisputably features their best-loved songs to this day - Don't Look Back In Anger, Some Might Say, Cast No Shadow, Champagne Supernova and every drunken Briton's national anthem, Wonderwall.
As for the band's longevity, their next album, 1997's Be Here Now, was a bloated monster of a thing that was the result of overblown egos and massive drug consumption. It is "the sound of a bunch of guys on coke in the studio not giving a f---". And that's not a critic talking - it's the opinion of Noel Gallagher. Still, Be Here Now is better than any of the three albums they've somehow squeezed out between arguments, sackings and divorces since then, despite the British music press cheerleading to the contrary with predictable and increasingly desperate calls of "return to form!"
Even Noel, in a rare moment of modesty, once admitted: "I pretty much summed up what I wanted to say in Rock 'n' Roll Star, Live Forever and Cigarettes and Alcohol. After that I'm repeating myself."
The Guinness World Records people also compile a more factual chart that lists the most successful artists of all time, based on how many weeks their singles and albums appeared in the British charts. Oasis comes in at No. 28 on that one. And sorry, but the Beatles only make it to No. 3. Elvis Presley tops the list, but No.2 is a real shock. It's not the Stones, not Madonna, not Michael Jackson, not U2, and not Elton John.
No, the second most successful artist of all time is … Cliff Richard. What's even more frightening is the fact that his backing band, the Shadows, are at No. 7. No wonder people refer to the Guinness World Records. Suddenly I definitely (not maybe) feel like a stiff drink. And it's only 11am.
Recently, a demo tape has surfaced that was recorded in 1989 by Noel Gallagher, who at that time was not what he is today. This tape is now being put up for auction and a dedicated fan has stepped forward with an idea on how to get these demo tracks out to the Oasis fan community.
It's the one thing on which the notoriously volatile and self-confident Gallagher brothers would almost certainly agree. Their debut album with Oasis, Definitely Maybe, has been voted the best of all time in the latest attempt to rank musical history.
The 1994 album, which sold more than 7m copies around the world and set them on the road to becoming the most successful British band of the 90s, was placed ahead of their heroes and inspirations the Beatles in the poll of more than 40,000 music fans.
The Beatles came second and third in the poll - organised by the book of British Hit Singles and Albums and NME.com to celebrate 50 years of the official UK albums chart - with their 1967 Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band and its predecessor Revolver.
But the news that Definitely Maybe, which featured Supersonic and Live Forever, is now considered the best of all time may also sound a bittersweet note for guitarist Noel and singer Liam.
Their ascension to the top spot confirms that the Britpop era has passed on to the nostalgia circuit, with all the albums in the top 10 being 10 years or more old. The highest placed from this century is Up the Bracket, the 2002 debut by The Libertines, at 15.
"Only two albums in the top 20 were released in the last five years, so the voters have clearly thought long and hard about their decision," said David Roberts, the editor of British Hit Singles and Albums. "We believe our readers are the most knowledgeable music fans in the country, so for them to have decided that Definitely Maybe should be the number one album is really something."
The Stone Roses' self-titled debut, which often tops critics' polls to find the best album of all time, is placed at number seven.
The higher echelons of the chart are taken up by classic names - mostly white, male and middle-aged - that will be familiar to regular students of such lists, with Radiohead, Pink Floyd, U2, The Smiths and Nirvana all featuring in the top 10, and the even bigger selling follow up to Definitely Maybe, (What's the Story) Morning Glory?, making the list at number five.
But there are some surprises lower down the top 100:, with the debut album by the Spice Girls ranked above Joy Division's Unknown Pleasures, and Shania Twain's Come on Over ahead of Bruce Springsteen's Born to Run and Prince's Sign 'o' the Times.