Beyonce-Billboard Magazine Woman Of The Year 2009

beyonceBillboard Magazine has already selected its pick for “Woman of the Year” — singing superstar Beyonce.
The R&B diva will be honored with the coveted title during the publication’s annual Women In Music event in New York City on Oct. 2.
beyoncBeyonce is the only performer in the 51-year history of the Billboard Hot 100 to top the chart for 10 weeks or more with a group (Destiny’s Child) and as a solo artist.
“Beyonc? is multi-platinum artist and a multi-talented woman who clearly embodies the qualities of excellence and achievement that the Billboard Woman Of The Year Award was created to honor,” said Bill Werde, Billboard’s Editorial Director. “She has not only influenced pop culture with her hit songs and signature dance moves, but has inspired women everywhere with her unique style, business savvy and dedication to charitable causes.”
Past Billboard “Woman of the Year” honorees include Ciara and Reba McEntire.

Top Ten Most Expensive Jewelry In the World

Diamonds1. Diamond Bikini by Susan Rosen And Steinmetz – $30 million

Diamond Bikini by Susan Rosen And SteinmetzThe diamond bikini is created by Susan Rosen with Steinmetz Diamonds and has more then 150 carats of D Flawless diamonds. The item is at the same time the most expensive diamond jewelry and the most expensive bathing suit.

2. White Diamond by Sotheby’s – $23 million.

White Diamond by Sotheby’sThe white diamond belonged to the Sotheby’s auction house and had 100.1 carat. It was initially sold for $16 million but the current value reaches $23million.

3. Heart-Shaped Burma Ruby Necklace – $14 million

Heart-Shaped Burma Ruby Necklace 1The romantic shaped ruby necklace that has as a centerpiece a 40.63 carat Burma ruby belongs to an English jeweler. It is mounted also with 155 carat worth of diamonds.

4. Diamond Drop Earrings by House Of Harry Winston– $8.5 million

Diamond Drop Earrings by House Of Harry WinstonThese Diamond drop earrings are the creation of Harry Winston. The 60 carat diamonds are mounted in platinum. The drop shaped earrings are suitable for any outfit.

5. Blue Diamond by Sotheby’s – $7.98 million

Blue Diamond by Sotheby’sThe Sotheby’s blue diamond has 6.04 carats and it is mounted in a superb rings that was sold in a Hong Kong exhibition at the amazing price of $7.98 million.

6. Diamond And Emerald Necklace by Chopard – $3 million

Diamond And Emerald Necklace by ChopardChopard is presenting an exquisite diamond and emerald necklace which sums up 191 carats of Colombian emeralds. The price is believed to be around $3 million, but there is no certainty yet.

7. Diamond Pendant by Tiffany & Co. – $2.5 million

Diamond Pendant by Tiffany & Co.The Tiffany diamond pendant is a simple but impeccably cut and precious pear-shaped diamond. The fitting is barely noticeable, thus the beauty of the 41.4 carat diamond accentuated.

8. Diamond Necklace by William Goldberg – $2 million.

Diamond Necklace by William GoldbergThe William Goldberg diamond necklace is a colorful necklace full of fancy colored diamonds. The fancy diamonds on the necklace total 45 carats

9. Fancy Deep Blue Diamond Ring by Graff – around $2 million

Fancy Deep Blue Diamond Ring by GraffThe Graff diamond rings exposed a alluring and rare deep blue diamond. It is cut in clear emerald cutand wieghs 2.4 carats.

10. Fancy Pink and White Diamond Necklace by Leviev – close to $2 million

10. Fancy Pink and White Diamond Necklace by LevievThe Leviev diamond necklace is made up of white and pink diamonds totaling 97.9 carats cut in a round or pear shape. It took more than a year to create this beauty but the waiting was worth it.

Top Ten Most Beautiful Cars-2009

1.  Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione

Alfa-Romeo-8C-Competizione-011Purity of form—billowing fenders, teardrop windows, and almond headlamps, among other things—and the perfect positioning of details are what makes the 8C so sexy. Its wheels, for example, are already regarded by our staff as among the 10 hottest, and its lower air intakes could quite possibly bring the mustache back in vogue. Given the shapely sheetmetal, it hardly even matters, but what’s underhood is nearly as splendid as the wrapper: a sonorous 4.7-liter V-8 that is closely related to the engine found in another car on this list, the Maserati GranTurismo, as well as several Ferraris

2.  Aston Martin DBS

Aston_Martin-DBS_Infa_Red_2008_800x600_wallpaper_01Short of poaching the entire design staff from BMW, Aston Martin couldn’t design an ugly car if it put the wheels on the roof. And its newest flagship, the DB9-based DBS, is one of the most beautiful Astons yet. At more than $260,000, it’s just about the most expensive, too, until the million-dollar One-77 is unveiled, anyway. Carbon fiber is the dominant material for the body of this quintessential gentleman’s grand tourer, and its brilliant, classic proportions are blessed with better curves than a Bond girl and a more chiseled jaw than Double-O himself. Embellishing those big hips and shoulders are details to die for (another day, presumably), including lacy 20-inch wheels, upward-swinging doors, and perfectly situated, fully functional ducts and grilles.

3.Maserati GranTurismo

maserati-granturismo-s-01Few brand names in the automobile business—or any business, for that matter—can match the bitchy, prosodic fabulousness of “Maserati.” And few cars in the world can match the voluptuous regality of Maserati’s GranTurismo. In other words, it’s beautiful whether you’re saying it or seeing it. Compared with the similarly designed Aston Martin DBS (long hood, front-midship engine layout), the GranTurismo succeeds not with ornamentation but through the emotional, almost whimsical curvature of its plus-size body.

4. Aston Martin V-8 Vantage

Aston Martin V-8 Vantage1It is entirely accurate to consider Aston Martin’s little V-8 Vantage a seven-eighths-scale DB9. Roughly the same size as a Nissan 350Z and only a little bit quicker, the V-8 Vantage is nonetheless much, much pricier. So how can Aston get away with charging $80,000 more for the V-8 Vantage? Simple: The V-8 Vantage is absolutely gorgeous. With the same long-hood, short-deck formula as that of its larger sibling, but with a slightly different styling edge in the form of large wheels and a ducktail tush, the V-8 Vantage offers a rarely achieved balance of beauty and sportiness, proving that classic GT proportions are indeed scalable.

5.Pontiac Solstice Coupe

2009_pontiac_solstice_coupeAlthough most of the cars in this group are rather costly, beautiful cars are not the exclusive domain of the rich. For proof, we submit Pontiac’s upcoming Solstice coupe. Little more than a Solstice convertible with a bit more sheetmetal and cargo space, the Solstice coupe joins the Cayman in proving that more is indeed more when it comes to beauty. With well-integrated rear flanks, a radius-edged liftback window, and a double-bubble targa top, the hardtop corrects the Solstice convertible’s greatest flaw: its wretched fabric roof, which neither fits nor looks right.

6. Audi S5

Audi S5Current Audi/Lamborghini/SEAT design chief Walter de’Silva has designed many beautiful cars during his illustrious career. But even after designing the mouthwatering Audi R8, de’Silva himself called the Audi S5, along with its less powerful, somewhat more subdued A5 twin, the most beautiful car he has ever penned.
One of the most passionate designs ever to come out of Germany, the S5 wears a perfect balance of masculine and feminine elements, mixing a strong, assertive gaze with elegantly flowing fenders and a thick fuselage offset with delicate brightwork. Sporty accents to the S5 include a squared-off chin, subtle sill extensions, a slightly longer decklid, and four wonderfully vocal tailpipes—all without detracting from the coupe’s innate beauty. Best of all, it sets the tone for the styling of Audi’s lineup henceforth.

7. Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class

Mercedes-Benz CLS-ClassBeauty is seldom encountered among four-doors since, in the car world, accumulating doors usually means subtracting style. But the Mercedes-Benz CLS-class proves that sedans can be beautiful, too. Sure, the CLS cheats a bit, achieving its captivating looks by incorporating some coupe-derived design elements such as a low, chopped roof and slim windows, and this translates into a cramped rear seat that holds only two people—short people. This car is best enjoyed from the outside, where light streaks over spectacular arching body contours like shooting stars. It is at once delightfully simple and wonderfully extravagant, and we celebrate it as an experiment in style that went very, very well. Fast forward to Pebble Beach 2058, and you can bet there will be a CLS or two on the lawn.

8. Porsche Cayman

Porsche CaymanThe Boxster is bitchin’, but the Cayman is beautiful. Yes, they’re more or less the same car, but the Cayman proves there’s something about a well-rendered roof that takes a good-looking car and drops it off at the doorstep of gorgeous. In our book, it is just as purposeful but even more sexy than—dare we say it?—its big brother, the legend itself, the Porsche 911 Carrera.Blessed as it is with balanced mid-engine proportions, roof contours that drip down into the swollen fenders, and a smart, determined gaze, the Cayman makes its driver look as good as he or she feels. And as we’ve said many times before, when you drive one, you feel pretty good.

9.Audi R8

Audi R8Before the R8, the thought of Audi building a credible supercar was audacious enough. That it could make one that would be so arousingly beautiful was simply unfathomable. But with the R8, Audi has brought the world a car that performs like a true supercar and is sculpted in double-take sheetmetal. Certainly helpful is the fact that Audi owns Lamborghini and thus has proven supercar innards—in this instance, those of the Gallardo—at its disposal, as well as a number of excellent powertrains capable of launching the aluminum-bodied sexpot forward as if it were shot from a cannon. All that was left, then, was to wrap it in something beautiful.

10.  Lotus Elise/2009 Ariel Atom

22391Ariel-AtomBeauty is not always purely a matter of the aesthetic. To those more technically minded (as are several of our editors—Csere, VanderWerp, you know who you are), beauty can be a more cerebral, associative, objective factor. Although the eensy, insectile Lotus Elise and the skeletal Ariel Atom are not necessarily beautiful in the traditional sense, the fact that they weigh next to nothing yet offer more power than many sport-utilities can make a math-minded car enthusiast drool at the sight of their unconventional bodies like Pavlov’s dogs in a bell factory. We’re talking 0 to 60 mph in 4.5 seconds for the 2000-pound Elise and three seconds flat in the 1400-pound, 245-hp Atom

Top Ten Most Expensive Hotels in The World 2009

1. Royal Villa at Grand Resort Lagonissi Athens, Greece,$50,000 per night


2. Hugh Hefner Sky Villa, Palms,Casino Resort,Las Vegas USA$$40,000 per night.


3. Ty Warner Penthouse, Four Seasons New York USA $34,000per night.


4. Royal Penthouse Suite, President Wilson Hotel Geneva, Switzerland, $33,000 per night.


5.  Bridge Suite at The Atlantis Paradise Island, Bahamas, $25,000per night.


6. The Ritz Carlton Suite, The Ritz Carlton, Moscow Russia, $18,200 per night


7. Royal Suite, Burj Al Arab Dubai, United Arab Emirates,$18,000 per night


8. Royal Armleder Suite, Le Richemond Geneva, Switzerland,17,500 per night


9. Royal Suite, Four Seasons George V Paris, France, $16,000 per night


10. Imperial Suite, Park Hyatt-Vend?me Paris, France, $15,500 per night


Top Ten Most Successful Couples in Films

1.Titanic (Kate Winslet & Leonardo DiCaprio)


2.Slumdog Millionaire (Freida Pinto & Dev Patel)


3.Pretty Woman & Notting Hill (Julia Roberts & Richard Gere,Hugh Grant)

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4.Miami Vice (Li Gong & Colin Farrell)


5.Mr. & Mrs. Smith ( Angelina Jolie & Brad Pitt)


6.Sweet November (Charlize Theron & Keanu Reeves)


7.How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days (Kate Hudson & Matthew McConaughey)


8. Quantum Of Solace (Olga Kurylenko & Daniel Craig)


9.Shoot em’ up (Monica Bellucci & Clive Owen)


10.The Legend of Zorro (Catherine Zeta-Jones & Antonio Banderas )