March 20, 2013 - 12:19 GMT hellomagazine.com X Factor and Britain's Got Talent creator Simon Cowell thanks fans and argues with critics Music mogul Simon Cowell has hit back at critics who claim he's lost his Midas touch. X Factor boss saw the show suffer from its worst ratings last year, and commented "What I have realised is there will be bumps in your life but the fun is fixing them. If it was always an easy life that would be boring." Britain’s Got Talent and X Factor creations were going down the pan. Britain’s Got Talent auditions," wrote Simon. On a more ominous note, the star revealed that he had some tricks up his sleeve to regenerate X Factor’s flagging format. Tulisa Contostavlos has reportedly been sacked from the show's next series, while Britney Spears has decided to leave the US version of the talent competition to focus on her career. X Factor UK and USA. But good changes. I feel excited for both shows this … [Read more...] about Simon Cowell speaks to fans and critics on Twitter
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March 23, 2013 - 15:33 GMT hellomagazine.com Britains Got Talent judges Simon Cowell, David Walliams, Amanda Holden and Alesha Dixon join presenters Ant and Dec in photos that reveal their secret talents The judges of Britain's Got Talent, Simon Cowell, Alesha Dixon, Amanda Holden and David Walliams, have revealed some of their own secret talents in photos that show them as they have never been seen before. Along with hosts Ant and Dec, the judges prove it's not just the acts in Britain's Got Talent that have unusual skills.Simon, 53, takes on the role of a whip-bearing ringmaster as David, 41, spins on a huge wheel he is tied to, surrounded by balloons. VIEW GALLERY CLICK ON PHOTOS FOR FULL GALLERY Simon Cowell whipped me has always been a dream of mine. Thanks to everyone at ITV for making that dream come true" joked comedian David, who enjoys a playful relationship with the music producer he calls "my … [Read more...] about Britain’s Got Talent judges and presenters show off their secret skills
Subaru recommends owners of its new cars keep it below 4,000 RPM for the first 1,000 miles (1,609 kilometers), regardless of the car model. Subaru of America Advertisement "Drive it like you stole it" is a common and arguably overused phrase to describe the way "real" car enthusiasts think everyone should behave behind the wheel: pushing a car to its limit at every opportunity. And it's tempting, to say the least, to really explore the potential of a brand new car. After all, you've probably been waiting a long time for the chance to call it your own. But cars actually need a "break-in" period before you test them to the max. Here's why. Breaking in a new vehicle is really about the engine. The break-in — or mechanical run-in — period is designed to begin to wear the engine evenly and smoothly with low, consistent pressure, normal operating temperature and smoothly flowing oil. The goal is to get the engine's piston rings, which expand, contract and flex, to seat … [Read more...] about Do You Have to ‘Break In’ a New Car?
ROBERT KITCHIN/STUFF Indigenous rights advocate Tina Ngata travelled to the United States to lay a complaint at the United Nations over the 250th anniversary commemorations of Captain Cook. A $23 million event marking 250 years since Europeans arrived on Māori shores has been labelled "tone-deaf" by indigenous rights activists. An online petition asking to stop replica Captain James Cook ship Endeavour coming to Aotearoa shores has more than 1800 signatures. One of four petition organisers Tina Ngata says they were opposed to the whole Tuia 250 event, but the "most unnecessary and hurtful part of it" was the re-enactment of Cook's journey. "It's just tone-deaf to the hurt embedded in that experience. READ MORE:Navigating through difficult historiesCaptain Cook party takes 'two birds with one stone' approachHuman rights advocate takes Cook concerns to United Nations "They came here, they killed our people and claimed our land, and … [Read more...] about Cook arrival to Aotearoa event ‘encourages awkward conversations’, MP says
IMAGE: Rohit Sharma celebrates after completing his double century against Sri Lanka in Mohali, on December 13, 2017. Photograph: BCCI It was on this day in 2017 when India's batting sensation Rohit Sharma shred the Sri Lankan bowling attack to pieces as he smashed his third double hundred in One-Day Internationals. India vice-captain Rohit hit a magnificent 208 against Sri Lanka at the Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium in Mohali on December 13, 2017 in an innings many will remember for a long, long time.IMAGE: Rohit Sharma is the only batsman in the history of cricket to hit three double centuries in ODIs. Photograph: BCCI Rohit is the only batsman in the history of cricket to hit three double centuries in ODIs -- having hit two double tons against Sri Lanka and one against Australia. He hit a World record 264 against Sri Lanka in Kolkata on November 13, 2014 and had made 209 against Australia in Bengaluru on November 2, 2013. … [Read more...] about #OnThisDay: When Rohit pummeled Sri Lanka with a double!