Battle to halt house boom: Bank of England warn over Help To Buy scheme

BORROWERS face a mortgage crackdown with tough new rules to control soaring house prices, it emerged yesterday......»»

Category: topSource: expressJul 15th, 2017

Battle to halt house boom: Bank of England's warning over Help To Buy scheme

BORROWERS face a mortgage crackdown with tough new rules to control soaring house prices, it emerged yesterday......»»

Category: topSource: expressJul 15th, 2017

Review: "Transformers" _ way, WAY more of the same

Crash. Shatter. Boom. Crash. Shatter. Boom. Smattering of silly dialogue. Pretty girl screams: "Dad!" Crash. Shatter. Boom. Silly dialogue. "DAD!!!" Crash. Shatter. Boom......»»

Category: reviewsSource: yahooMay 12th, 2017

Listen To This: Making It Look Easy

If you like No Doubt, then you will love The Boom Boom! Their lead singer reminds us soooo much of the best of a young Gwen Stefani! And the band has the energy, spunk and talent that ND did! The Boom Boom have been busy recording their major label debut,.....»»

Category: gossipSource: perezhiltonJun 18th, 2014

Euro bureaucrats demand Britain curb Help to Buy scheme

EURO bureaucrats ordered George Osborne yesterday to rein in his flagship Help to Buy scheme......»»

Category: topSource: expressJun 20th, 2017

James Marsden & Joel McHale Battle It Out at Comic-Con!

James Marsden and Joel McHale went head-to-head at Comic-Con! The two actors took part in MTV’s Fandom Fest “Bold or Boom Challenge” as part of the convention on Friday (July 21) at Petco Park in San Diego, Calif. James and Joel served as team captains for a group of fans ready to take on an [...] James Marsden and Joel McHale went head-to-head at Comic-Con! The two actors took part in MTV’s Fandom Fest “Bold or Boom Challenge” as part of the convention on Friday (July 21) at Petco Park in San Diego, Calif. James and Joel served as team captains for a group of fans ready to take on an obstacle-course of epic proportions. In the end, James‘ team prevailed! Joel later took to his Instagram to share a fun video from the event. “Is this is the 1st ep of season 2 of Westworld OOOOOR did I battle @jamesmarsden at the Doritos Bold or Boom Challenge at this year’s MTV Fandom Fest. Even though we aren’t taking home the gold, we can still say we went for the bold?!?!(see the word play!?) #ForTheBold,” Joel wrote. A post shared by Joel McHale (@joelmchale) on Jul 21, 2017 at 7:46pm PDT.....»»

Category: topSource: justjaredJul 22nd, 2017

Bank of England chief accused of acting like an ‘unreliable boyfriend’ on rates

BANK of England Governor Mark Carney yesterday dampened expectations of a rise in interest rates – only to be told by an MP the Bank was behaving like an unreliable boyfriend......»»

Category: topSource: expressMay 15th, 2017

Interest rates to rise to three per cent says Bank of England deputy governor

BANK interest rates are expected to rise steadily to three per cent – and then remain there for some years, says the deputy governor of the Bank of England......»»

Category: topSource: expressJul 2nd, 2017

Madonna wins halt to auction of intimate items - New York Daily News

New York Daily NewsMadonna wins halt to auction of intimate itemsNew York Daily NewsFILE PHOTO: Singer Madonna arrives at the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Gala, Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garcons: Art of the In-Between in New York City, U.S. on May 1, 2017. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson/File Photo. (Reuters). Reuters. REUTERS.Ex-Madonna pal strikes back over auction delay orderPage SixMadonna Files Emergency Order To Halt Auction Of Tupac Breakup LetterInternational Business TimesMadonna blocks sale of intimate items at auctionBBC NewsFort Wayne Journal Gazette -CNN International -RollingStone.com -New York Timesall 175 news articles ».....»»

Category: topSource: googlenewsJul 20th, 2017

AMC Renews ‘Halt and Catch Fire’ for Season 2

AMC has ordered a second season of drama “Halt and Catch Fire,” to air next summer. “Halt” had been on the fence for a pickup as total viewership was modest. But AMC execs said the show had enough of a hard-core following coupled w.....»»

Category: topSource: varietyAug 20th, 2014

Mandy Moore Is Building A Home With BF Of Two Years — "I"m Ready To Start Over, Start From Scratch"

Starting fresh! Mandy Moore is in the middle of renovating a home with her boyfriend of two years, Taylor Goldsmith, and she couldn't be more thrilled! To catch you up, the This Is Us star sold the home she shared with ex-husband Ryan Adams last October after living there for 14 years. So clearly, it's time for [...] Starting fresh! Mandy Moore is in the middle of renovating a home with her boyfriend of two years, Taylor Goldsmith, and she couldn't be more thrilled! To catch you up, the This Is Us star sold the home she shared with ex-husband Ryan Adams last October after living there for 14 years. So clearly, it's time for a change! Related: Disney Princesses Have A Royal Reunion IRL Speaking with People, the 33-year-old said the mid-century home near Los Angeles is "progressing" slowly but surely -- and she's looking forward to the brand new beginning: "I feel like the last year of my life has really been such a cleansing period and yeah, the house is totally symbolic of where I'm lucky enough to find myself at this point in my life, at 33. I'm ready to start over, start from scratch. I'm so enthusiastic about embracing that. I can't wait. It's the best feeling." And even though Mandy and the Dawes musician already live together, she's pumped about the opportunity to have a space her and her beau can call their own: "We do live together, but because we don't have our own space that's ours right now, we haven't really ventured into the blending of [our] things." As for how Miz Moore is going to take into account her BF's needs and wants for their new pad, she explained: "He has a ton of books and records, so we made sure in the design of the house that we're doing a lot of built-ins and bookshelves. I think he's very sentimental about his stuff and I'm not, so I don't understand that as much, but I'm very compassionate about it and sympathetic ... He really loves his piano and I'm like, ‘Babe, it's not going to fit with the whole color scheme of the house.' That's my biggest hurdle at this point, figuring out, do we replace the piano or do we just let this shiny, black upright piano go in the middle of the house? We're going to figure that out." We have a feeling that if that's their biggest problem, they're going to be A-OK! Ch-ch-check out some shots from the renovations (below)!! Look at those smiles 😁. After an exhaustive search, I finally found a new place to live and I am beyond thrilled to turn it into a home with the help of these talented ladies. Let's get to work, @embbly and @sarahshermansamuel. 💪🏼💪🏼💪🏼💪🏼 #ladysquadA post shared by Mandy Moore (@mandymooremm) on Jan 27, 2017 at 3:43pm PST Wait- is it too late to change my mind about the renovation, @sarahshermansamuel and @emilyfarnhamarchitecture?? Also, peep the vintage wallpaper we found hidden behind some cabinets! #mmmidcentury #weneedahashtagforthisprojectA post shared by Mandy Moore (@mandymooremm) on May 3, 2017 at 4:31pm PDT Renovating a home with @emilyfarnhamarchitecture and @sarahshermansamuel is already an absolute dream. Can't wait to move in and we haven't even broken ground yet. 6 months will fly by, right? I'll be sure to keep you guys updated. #homerenovation #mybfbetterbeokwithpinkA post shared by Mandy Moore (@mandymooremm) on Apr 5, 2017 at 3:20pm PDT Can't wait to see the final product! P.S. Lucky for Mandy, she has her very own home decor collection with Shutterfly! Convenient! [Image via Instagram.].....»»

Category: gossipSource: perezhiltonJul 19th, 2017

George Osborne set to give Bank of England more powers to prevent new housing bubble

BANK of England chiefs are to get sweeping new powers to curb mortgage lending and shield the economy from a fresh house-price bubble, George Osborne will say tonight......»»

Category: topSource: expressJun 3rd, 2017

10 Tips to Help You Look and Feel Like a Millionaire (Even When You’re Not)

It’s often said that if you want to achieve something; first you need to act like that. It’s the “fake it until you make it” strategy and it’s often a very successful one. So how do you “fake it until you make it” with the millionaire lifestyle when you haven’t got those millions to make the transition easy? Here are 10 tips to help you look and feel like a millionaire, even when you’re not a millionaire: Revamp Your Wardrobe You can’t look like a millionaire without having a good wardrobe but that doesn’t mean spending a ton of money. It means buying fewer clothes but better clothes. A good rule of thumb is to spend 3 times as much as you would at the moment but buy one-third as many clothes. If you learn to buy wardrobes which mix and match well – you can wear the same item more often without dressing identically every day. Start Volunteering Want to hang out with millionaires and learn from them? You’d be amazed at how many wealthy people volunteer and support good causes. Do a little research; where do the movers and shakers hang out when they’re doing good work? Then go and join them. This is an incredibly inexpensive strategy and it will make you feel good to do something great in the community. The efforts you expend will increase your network and expose you to opportunities that you might never have seen otherwise. Show Good Manners Wealthy people have manners. It’s pretty much a staple expectation of those who’ve reached a certain station in life. It’s also good practice to be well-mannered anyway. People will like you more when you show restraint rather than huffing at someone for a minor delay or speaking down to someone because you’re irritated with them. It’s something that business colleagues and clients will appreciate to. Ladies –Ditch The Flat Shoes This is terribly sexist but it’s the way that society works. Elegant, wealthy women do not dress in a frumpy fashion. High heels mold the profile of a woman’s leg to suggest a certain sexuality; flat shoes, on the other hand, suggest that you don’t care about your appearance and that you’ve probably got a house full of cats in your future. The millionaire lifestyle isn’t always comfortable unfortunately – it’s always about putting your best foot forward (literally in this case). Start Collecting Something Rich people collect things; guns, medals, books, records, etc. are all items which can be collected and which draw wealthy, influential people. That doesn’t mean you need a copy of The Gutenberg Bible but events run for collectors often offer things that are much more affordable to those of us without billions in the bank. As you get involved in collecting; you’ll start reading up on the field and you’ll be able to converse with the wealthier collectors without sounding like an idiot – you don’t need a silver plated Colt handgun to know that it’s an interesting and fascinating piece and it’s that knowledge that [...].....»»

Category: topSource: popcrunchJul 17th, 2017

Madonna Stops Auction House From Selling Tupac Letter & Her "DNA"!

Everybody wants a piece of Madonna… LITERALLY! Auction house Gotta Have Rock and Roll was scheduled to sell 22 items from the Material Girl, including a worn pair of underwear, a hairbrush containing hair, a breakup letter from Tupac Shakur, and a letter to ex-boyfriend John Enos where she calls Whitney Houston and Sharon Stone "horribly [...] Everybody wants a piece of Madonna... LITERALLY! Auction house Gotta Have Rock and Roll was scheduled to sell 22 items from the Material Girl, including a worn pair of underwear, a hairbrush containing hair, a breakup letter from Tupac Shakur, and a letter to ex-boyfriend John Enos where she calls Whitney Houston and Sharon Stone "horribly mediocre." On Tuesday, Manhattan Judge Gerald Leibovitz granted the pop legend's emergency order to prevent the website from hawking the memorabilia. Related: Patti LuPone Calls Madonna A 'Movie Killer' According to legal docs, the 58-year-old is particularly upset that someone could literally buy a piece of her "DNA," saying: "I understand that my DNA could be extracted from a piece of my hair. It is outrageous and grossly offensive that my DNA could be auctioned for sale to the general public." The items were reportedly provided by "former friend" and art consultant Darlene Lutz who "would have had access to these items on numerous occasions" as a "frequent overnight guest," including times where Madonna was "not in residence." Although the mother-of-six is a public figure, she is still entitled to her "privacy" and should not be subjected to this kind of intrusion. "The fact that I have attained celebrity status as a result of success in my career does not obviate my right to maintain my privacy, including with regard to highly personal items." Late Tuesday, Gotta Have Rock and Roll representative Pete Siegel released the following statement: "Madonna and her legal army have taken what we believe to be a completely baseless and meritless action to temporarily halt the sale of Ms. Lutz's legal property. We believe that her intent is nothing more than to besmirch the good reputations of the auction house and Ms. Lutz. Madonna's allegations will be vigorously challenged and refuted in a court of law in due course." Moral of the story: Don't mess with Madge! [Image via Dan Jackman/WENN.].....»»

Category: gossipSource: perezhiltonJul 18th, 2017

Bank of England admits ‘contingency plan’ to deal with Yes vote

SECRET contingency plans have been drawn up by the Bank of England over fears of a run on Scotland’s banks if there is a Yes vote......»»

Category: topSource: expressFeb 20th, 2017

Blac Chyna Reasons Why She Kept Some Of Rob Kardashian’s Gifts & Explains How She’s Going To Give Dream ‘Normalcy’ Growing Up

Blac Chyna wants to clear the air! As we previously reported, the scorned reality TV star sat down with People to talk about her ex Rob Kardashian following his revenge porn outburst on social media earlier this month. Related: Tyga Tried To Warn Rob About Chyna! In a new piece from her chat, the 29-year-old explained what really [...] Blac Chyna wants to clear the air! As we previously reported, the scorned reality TV star sat down with People to talk about her ex Rob Kardashian following his revenge porn outburst on social media earlier this month. Related: Tyga Tried To Warn Rob About Chyna! In a new piece from her chat, the 29-year-old explained what really went down with the gifts the Kardashian claims he bought her. First off, she kept the tennis bracelets he purchased because she "liked them," but everything else was returned: "I gave back Rob's jewelry because I feel as though I can't be bought. I'm not going to let [him] hang something over my head anymore. I also read that he said that he took the cars back. No, he did not. Those cars were leased, and I was going to have to give them back anyway. But the day he posted all that stuff, I had two of my assistants drive the cars over to his house along with the jewelry, along with my engagement ring. You know what? I didn't even ask Robert for anything back. I'd actually bought him a Range Rover." We doubt Rob will be returning that Range, but who knows! Maybe he's going to just to make a statement now?? And for anyone who thinks the momma of two is just out for money, she'll have you know she's FULLY capable of making it on her own: "I make my own money. I've been making my own money for a very, very long time. My first job was at McDonald's when I was 15. Years later, right after I had King, I wanted to do something that expressed myself, so I started Lashed Cosmetics. The lipsticks, the full skincare line, the beauty bar and 88Fin clothing trickled down from that. Nobody supports me at all. If anything, I've gotten other people more money …. I'll leave it at that." Ooh, sounds like there's some tea there, but she didn't elaborate more though. Chyna did talk about her plans for co-parenting Dream Kardashian with her controversial baby daddy, despite the temporary restraining order: "I feel that the key to successful co-parenting is communication and respect." As you surely know, the starlet also shares a son, King Cairo, with ex Tyga, who she is also working with to raise their child together: "I might have one point of view, but hopefully Dream and King's fathers add theirs, and we can come together to build better people. I know right and wrong. I'm pretty sure they know right and wrong. We're going to do the best we can." In the meantime, Dream seems to be doing great as Chyna described her as a "happy baby" who is "always dancing and smiling": "She's learned how to say ‘bye-bye' and has three teeth now!" She continued: "I love watching them grow and seeing them do the funniest things. They just remind me of myself." The makeup maven also mentioned she already has plans for Dream and King's education: "I feel a lot of people in the spotlight put their kids in a bubble and that's what messes them up. My kids are going to go to a public school, just to have that normalcy. I feel that when you put someone in a shell, it's just not healthy." In that case, Rob and Tyga will probably have to agree! Hopefully they can all successfully co-parent together! [Image via Instagram.].....»»

Category: gossipSource: perezhiltonJul 20th, 2017

Teens Laugh & Make Fun Of Drowning Man As They Record His Final Moments: "Oh, He"s Dead"

Police are "horrified" by a video of five teenagers laughing and joking as they recorded a man drowning to death in Florida — but somehow the teens will not face any charges! None of the bystanders called for help or notified the police after Jamel Dunn (above) drowned in a retention pond near his mother's house [...] Police are "horrified" by a video of five teenagers laughing and joking as they recorded a man drowning to death in Florida -- but somehow the teens will not face any charges! None of the bystanders called for help or notified the police after Jamel Dunn (above) drowned in a retention pond near his mother's house in the city of Cocoa on July 9. Related: Korn Guitarist Blasts Chester Bennington's 'Cowardly' Death The video, which was later shared by Dunn's sister Simone Scott on Facebook, shows the 32-year-old desperately treading water as the teens -- who are between the ages of 14 and 16 -- are heard shouting: "Get out the water, you gonna die." "We're not gonna help your ass." "Ain't nobody gonna help you, you dumb bitch." The group laughed as Dunn's cries grew louder. When his head finally went under the water, the teens muttered: "Oh, he's dead." "Buddy not coming back up." "RIP." Dunn's decomposed body was found floating near the shoreline of the pond two days after his family filed a missing person report on June 12. Related: Trophy Hunter Kills Cecil The Lion's Son Xanda Officials at the Cocoa Police Department were horrified after finding the video on social media, they but are unable to take legal action against the despicable videographers. According to spokesperson Yvonne Martinez, the state attorney's office confirmed "there wasn't anything criminal we could charge them with." She told BuzzFeed News that detectives were looking to charge the teens with "some sort of negligence that could contribute to manslaughter," however: "[The teens] weren't directly involved. They didn't push him into the water, they didn't coerce him into the water… Obviously it's a tragic incident and that there are people like that in this world. Unfortunately there's not a lot we can do about it." Martinez said that Dunn's death was due to drowning, adding that officials had a surveillance video from a neighboring home that showed Dunn "deliberately" walking into the pond himself. Video: Brave Dog Rescues Drowning Fawn From Long Island Sound! The drowning seems to stem from an argument Dunn got into with his mother on July 8 that led to his fiancée being asked to leave the house. After the fiancée left the next day, Dunn "immediately jumped over the fence of the house, took off his shirt, and went into the pond." Martinez added: "He went there willingly and very deliberately. What his intentions were when he got into water, or what his state of mind was... whether to kill himself by drowning, we can't say." In a Facebook post sharing the video, Dunn's sister questioned "How could you witness someone die & not be charged w/anything?" Our hearts go out to Jamel's family as they deal with this preventable tragedy. [Image via GoFundMe/Facebook.].....»»

Category: gossipSource: perezhiltonJul 21st, 2017

Sponsored Post: The Curious Bank – Personal Banking!

Have you ever fallen behind on your mortgage payments? Ever come upon hard times? All of us have, right? Well how many of you would turn to your BANK for help? Read more on Sponsored Post: The Curious Bank – Personal Banking!….....»»

Category: topSource: icydkMay 6th, 2017

The EU would ‘DISINTEGRATE’ if Britain leaves, trader who broke the Bank of England says

THE man who broke the bank of England believes a Brexit could spark a mass “exodus” that would cause the EU to “disintegrate”......»»

Category: topSource: expressJun 10th, 2016

Bank of England denies currency talks with Scottish Government

THE Bank of England last night denied Scottish Government claims the two have held talks on a currency union......»»

Category: topSource: expressFeb 19th, 2017

Bank of England chief: Sharing the pound is ‘incompatible with sovereignty’

ALEX Salmond’s plan for an independent Scotland to use the pound was dealt another blow yesterday by the Governor of the Bank of England......»»

Category: topSource: expressNov 13th, 2014