Queen Elizabeth II Wearing A Hoodie While Driving Range Rover!

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Introducing H.R.M. Queen Elizabeth II, O.G.

In a photo only slightly less surprising than ones of Prince Harry naked, the 86-year-old British royal family matriarch was photographed over the weekend wearing a hooded sweatshirt behind the wheel of her Range Rover. Straight chillin.

Here’s the Queen in her hoddie …

The morning shows, including Today, first ran the photo, which showed the Queen driving on her Scottish estate, Balmoral, after a grouse shoot.

Last week, the Queen was reportedly joined at the family’s Scottish residence by her wild, scandal-stricken grandson, as well as his father Prince Charles.

We would love to have been a fly on the wall then.

Fun fact: Elizabeth is the only person in the U.K. who does not need a driver’s license to drive, which she rarely does anyway, at least in London.

Royals … they’re just like us. Sort of a little.

Sean Paul Cancels Gig in Lebanon!

Sean Paul Cancels Gig in Lebanon

What promised to be one of the hottest summer seasons looks to be waning down, especially after last week’s sudden emergence of family ”military wings” (only in Lebanon), and this week’s renewed Tripoli clashes.

Now some more sad news for you guys: Jamaican sensation Sean Paul has canceled his upcoming gig at Edde Sands which was originally scheduled for today, August 25. His management team released the following statement Friday morning:

“Due to unforeseeable circumstances, regrettably Sean Paul will not be performing as planned on Aug 25 at the Edde Sands Beach Resort. Sean Paul sends his deepest apologies to his fans and will look to reschedule his trip to Lebanon in the future.”

Given all the shenanigans happening around the country, we can hardly blame him for cancelling. Let’s just hope this doesn’t signify a premature end to the summer.

Prince Harry naked photo fiasco: Royal Fam PISSED at Prince’s Handlers!


The Royal Family is FURIOUS over the Prince Harry naked photo fiasco … and the anger isn’t  directed solely at Harry — we’re told the family is also pointing the finger at the Prince’s minders and personal security team.

Here’s what we know.  The night of the naked Vegas hotel party, Harry was hanging with two male friends … after some boozing, the group decided to bring a bunch of chicks they had just met back to Harry’s VIP suite at Encore.

That’s when Harry’s people dropped the ball.

When the girls entered the room,  we’re told the ladies were NOT asked to surrender their phones …  an epic failure considering Harry’s well-documented wild side.

As the party fired up, several girls began to snap pics on their cell-phones … and one of Harry’s minders lackadaisically told the women, “awww, come on .. no photos.”

Sources who were there tell TMZ …  the minders were asleep at the wheel, enjoying the party more than protecting the Prince from himself.

After more boozing, the clothes came off … and more photos were taken, in plain view of the handlers, yet Harry’s people did nothing.

TMZ spoke with several people in the Las Vegas VIP scene who tell us they see situations like this every day and it could have been easily contained, but as one source put it, “Harry’s team acted like a bunch of amateurs.”

Miss China crowned Miss World 2012 !

Miss China won the coveted title of Miss World on Saturday, triumphing on home soil during a glitzy final held in a mining city on the edge of the Gobi desert.

The mostly Chinese audience erupted in cheers, and fireworks lit up the sky, when it was announced that the home candidate, Yu Wenxia, had been awarded the coveted title.

“When I was young I felt very lucky because so many people helped me, and I hope in the future I can help more children to feel lucky,” Yu, a 23-year-old aspiring music teacher said when asked why she should be crowned.

Yu, who became China’s second Miss World winner, appeared on stage in a dazzling array of ballgowns during the two-hour final and serenaded the audience with a piercing rendition of a popular Chinese song.

Last year’s Miss World, Ivian Sarcos of Venezuela, handed over her crown to Yu, who wore a sparkling blue dress, in the futuristic Dongsheng stadium in the northeastern city of Ordos.

Miss Mexico, Mariana Reynoso, had been the bookmakers’ favourite for the title, but failed to make the last seven candidates despite a strong showing in the early rounds of the pageant. Miss Wales, Sophie Moulds, came in second, while Miss Australia, Jessica Kahawaty, finished third.

The final, watched by a worldwide TV audience of an estimated one billion viewers, included a nod to the culture of Inner Mongolia, with a performance by a group of Mongolian musicians playing the erhu, a traditional two-stringed instrument.

Ordos, which sits around 700 kilometres (440 miles) from the nearest beach, was an unlikely setting for the world’s biggest beauty pageant.

The city has grown rich over the past decade on the back of a coal mining boom that has transformed it from a sandstorm-afflicted backwater into one of the wealthiest places in China.

The boom triggered a frenzy of building in the city, but the local government has struggled to fill the vast tower blocks that sprung up, earning it the title of China’s biggest ghost town.

However, enthusiastic competitors seemed unfazed by the locale, expressing optimism that with the help of the pageant, the city could leave its reputation behind and take its place alongside other global centres of glitz and glamour.

“Ordos could be the next Dubai,” Marielle Wilkie, representing the Caribbean nation of Barbados, confidently predicted.

Albanian contestant Floriana Garo chimed in with her own bold statement.

“In ten years, this city will be booming,” she said.

Architecture in Ordos, where the city museum is shaped like an undulating blob, is “world class,” added Markysa O’Loughlin, representing St. Kitts and Nevis, also in the Caribbean.

Contestants churned yoghurt in a nomad’s yurt and donned local dress to climb sand dunes during their month-long stint in China. Video clips shown during the final showed the beauty queens posing in swimwear on desert sand dunes.

A total of 116 contestants — the highest ever number to take part — took to the stage during the final in a variety of stunning gowns.

A red ceremonial flag was passed over to representatives from the Southeast Asian resort island of Bali, hosts of the 2013 Miss World Final, during the ceremony.

While the popularity of the contest, first held in 1951, has waned in the West, continued interest in Asian countries ensures that the final rakes in a huge global television audience.

Sweden’s Kiki Hakansson was the first Miss World, while Oscar-winning US actress Halle Berry was a finalist in 1986 and Bollywood star Aishwarya Rai took the crown in 1994.

Venezuela has produced the most Miss Worlds, with six winners, while India and Britain claim five titles each.

Clever Logos With Hidden Symbolism

 

1. Circus of Magazines

Circus tent looks like a magazine (more like a book to me, but still very clever). (Designer:logotomy)

2. Backspace

Just looking at the logo makes you want to press “backspace” and correct the typo. (Designer:JoePrince)

3. Barcode

Notice that the word “bar” is darker. (Designer: Sean Heisler)

4. To beat or not to beat?

The question mark is made of a belt.

5. Bipolar

The Logo depicts ambiguous emotions. (Designer:Siah Design)

6. Bird

Letter “B” is also a bird. (Designer: Peter Varsvali)

7. Cafe Click

Coffee steam is made of mouse pointers (Designer:Leo)

8. Amazon

The arrow from A to Z, symbolizes what Amazon is known for selling everything from “a to z” . It also serves as a smile, making the company feel friendly and approachable.

9. City Direct

“Notice how the space around the plane forms the letters C and D.” (Tobias) (Designer:Logomotive)

10. Elefont

There’s an elephant trunk inside the letter “e”. (Designer:m1sternoname)

11. Formula 1

Empty space in the middle creates a number “1″ for “Formula 1″

12. Families

Those 3 letters in the middle ‘i’, ‘l’, and second ‘i’ represent a family (father, mother and a child, or 2 fathers and a child in some countries).

13. F*ck!

A bit provocative logo against nazism and racism. (Designer:Karl Design)

14. FedEx

If you look closer you’ll notice the right-pointing arrow in between the ‘E’ and the ‘x’, representing precision and speed at which FedEx works.

Update: Anyone else see the spoon in “Fed” of Fedex? (@lissnup)

15. Half

(Designer: wunjo)

16. Iron Duck

A hanger looks like a duck. (Designer:Siah Design)

17. Yoga Australia

Woman is making a pose that forms the Australian continent between her leg and her arm.

18. Killed Productions

Letter “i” is lying as if it was killed. (Designer:Ethereal)

19. Mosleep

Mosleep is an organization of doctors that deals with people having sleeping disorders. The logo is their intial ‘M’ that was designed to also look like a bed. (Designer:Muamer)

20. Mr.Cutts

The scissors are transformed to look like a face with glasses and mustache. (Designer:Tabitha Kristen)

21. NBC

There’s a hidden peacock looking to the right representing the company’s motto to look forward, and not back.

22. Pencil

Letters “i” and “l” form a pencil. (Designer:reghardt)

23. Push The Bottle

You can see a hand pushing a button inside the bottle. (Designer:Hemisferiod)

24. Shocked

The socket’s expression says it all. (Designer:Fogra)

25. Sushi

Letter “H” looks like chopsticks picking a sushi. (Designer:Type08)

26. Threesome

27. Twins

Letter “N” looks like number 2, symbolizing twins. (Designer:Actiondesigner)

28. Up

An arrow showing up forms a letter “u” and also has a hidden “p” inside. (Designer:m1sternoname)

29. Wine Searcher

It looks like eyeglasses binoculars and bottles of wine at the same time.  (Designer:Itsgareth)

30. Zip

(Designer:logomotive)