The Bedazzled star had left her black Audi parked on the street in London's fashionable Mayfair area, but when she returned four hours later, the $117,000 (£75,000) luxury vehicle was missing.
Hurley reported the theft to police and an investigation is currently underway.
A spokesperson for Scotland Yard tells Britain's The Sun newspaper, "There have been no arrests and our enquiries continue."
The Super Bowl: the one time of year when most of America gathers around the TV to enjoy the national past-time of football, eats their weight in wings, and marvels at the horrors of some seriously offensive commercials.
For every memorable, sexy (in a good way), inspired, funny, sentimental, and/or effective Super Bowl commercial, there are still some that push all the wrong buttons and makes you wonder, "They paid a million bucks a minute...for this?" While we don't know whether the ads for the upcoming Super Bowl XLVII will make us long for each commercial break or make us horrified for society as a whole (the spots we've seen so far are relatively harmless, even the Jamaican accent Volkswagen spotand the one featuring Kate Upton "washing a car"), here are 10 controversial Super Bowl ads that pushed the boundaries of taste and got people talking. Well, the ones that didn't eventually get pulled by their sponsors, anyway.
Groupon's Grotesque Social Commentary: Maybe they were trying to go for satire or spoof with these commercials, but they really just came off as insensitive and downright racist. From Cuba Gooding Jr.'s spot about whale watching (haha, it's hilarious because the planet is terrible and they are going extinct) to Elizabeth Hurley's turn comparing deforestation to bikini waxes (haha, it's hilarious because the planet is terrible and we are depleting our source of life) these were just plain wrong. But nothing upset viewers more than when Timothy Hutton suggested that the plight of the Tibeten people is bad and all, but who can be upset when they make such delicious food? You see, because human suffering is no match for your $10 Groupon. The ad quickly drew backlash on Twitter and from human rights supporters. Even two years later, it's still feels messed up.
SalesGenie.com Grants Blatant Racism: If SalesGenie.com were marketing their products to racists, they probably succeeded with these ads that played up racial stereotypes (in this one, an Indian man needs their service because he has so many children to support) and were downright offensive. See if you can guess who these pandas were meant to represent.
Go Daddy, Go Sexism: GoDaddy.com has never been one for subtle Super Bowl commercials, but the message was pretty clear here: women are to be objectified as nothing more than sexual objects, on television and in the workplace. The dot com company has often been a magnet for controversy, and this ad will forever be a reminder why.
Super Model, Super Sexism: Of course, GoDaddy.com is hardly the only advertiser to be accused of sexism in their Super Bowl ads. In 2012, Teleflora put Victoria's Secret super model Adriana Lima in lingerie and told male viewers that the secret to Valentine's Day is simple: "Give and you shall receive." As Stylelite.com put it, "Dudes, if you buy your lady friend flowers for Valentine’s Day, she’ll basically have no choice but to touch your genitals."
Bud Light: Press 1 For 'Ugggggggh': You pretty much knew you were in for unfunny drivel the minute Carlos Mencia hit the screen, but who knew you'd also get an ice cold serving of offensive stereotypes, too? In the ad Mencia plays a ESL teacher who informs his students, in stereotypes, how to order a Bud Light. The kicker is that when someone asks them for one they say they don't speak English. If nothing else, this commercial was an equal opportunity annoyer.
Holiday Inn, Tolerance Out: It's hard to imagine that a commercial that pokes fun at transsexuals would get put on the air today, but it did back in 1997. In the ad, a man is stunned to find his old high school pal Bob is now — gasp! — a woman. It's as confusing (why would this make anyone want to stay at a Holiday Inn, exactly?) as it is harmful.
Tebow Agenda?: Tim Tebow — who finally made a Super Bowl appearance (zing!) — and his mother Pam Tebow came under fire from pro-choice groups with what they called a pro-life agenda commercial for the website FocusOnTheFamily.com.
Hoekstra, Offend It Now: Well, that's one way to let potential voters know you're a totally racially insensitive and completely misinformed Senate candidate, Pete Hoekstra.
Apple Falls Off the Cliff: Never mind just how creepy and unsettling this ad is all together, but the image of anyone (corporate lemmings or otherwise) walking blindly — both physically and metaphorically — off a cliff understandably upset viewers and drew criticism for its depiction of the very corporate culture they are a part of.
PETA Goes Solo: For a group that gets offended by just about anyone and anything that goes against their mission, they sure didn't mind offending the masses with their eye-popping "Vegetarians Have Better Sex" ad that showed a group of scantily clad women getting very friendly with vegetables. Go Daddy, Again: Not only can they offend women, but homosexuals as well. Seriously, they are the worst, aren't they?
[Photo credit: Groupon]
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"Terrible news re fires and floods in Australia... thoughts & prayers to everyone affected by nature gone beserk (sic)." British actress/model Elizabeth Hurley is shocked by the weather issues blighting Australia, her fiance Shane Warne's home country.
"I keep my eye on what I eat all the time, because now that we're older we have to make a conscious decision if we want to stay relatively slim... But as you get older, it doesn't actually look that attractive to be super skinny." British model/actress Elizabeth Hurley prefers to keep her curves as she tries to grow old gracefully.
"We'd love to (get married), and it's top of our to-do list, but we just haven't. It's logistically quite difficult, because half the family are in Australia and half the family are here." British actress/model Elizabeth Hurley is struggling to schedule her wedding to former Australian cricketer Shane Warne. The couple became engaged in 2011.
The Bedazzled star returned from a trip to her fiance Shane Warne's native Australia this week (begs21Jan13), only to discover her pets have been seriously sick.
In a series of posts on Twitter.com, she writes, "Home Sweet Home. Wonderful to be back but two of my dogs have been seriously ill for the last 48 hours. Vet thinks poison. Horrific.
"Lucy, the chocolate lab (Labrador), was hit the worst. She still has bandaged legs where the drip went in. Lots of cuddles..."
The Gossip Girl star and her fiance Shane Warne took time out of their busy schedules to meet youngsters at the Melbourne Royal Children's Hospital.
The pair made the trip on behalf of the former cricketer's self-titled foundation, which raise funds for seriously ill and underprivileged children in Australia.
In a post on her Twitter.com page, Hurley writes, "(Warne) & I just made a very humbling visit to the Melbourne Royal Children's Hospital on behalf of TSWF (The Shane Warne Foundation). We met a lot of brave kids."
The news comes just days after Hurley hit the headlines for all the wrong reasons when she was caught on camera swearing at an Australian journalist at an airport in Perth, Australia.
Coe passed away during a ski trip with his family in Aspen, Colorado, earlier this week (begs21Jan13), reports The Sydney Morning Herald.
Hurley has taken to Twitter.com to pay her respects to Coe, noting he was a dear friend to her sports star fiance Shane Warne.
She writes, "A very sad day. RIP David Coe. A wonderful man and a great friend of Warne. All thoughts to his wife and children."
Coe, former chairman of the collapsed Allco Finance Group, is survived by his wife Michelle and three sons. He was widely regarded as one of Australia's most generous arts patrons and charity benefactors.
The former England captain, who was diagnosed with lung cancer in October (12), passed away on Saturday (29Dec12) after suffering a heart attack in Sydney, Australia.
Greig scored 3,599 runs in his career and played in 58 test matches - and sports-loving celebrities have flocked to Twitter.com to pay their respects.
CNN newsman Piers Morgan declared, "Very sad to hear about Tony Greig. Great cricketer, great guy. RIP", while Elizabeth Hurley's cricketer fiance Shane Warne reminisced about his memories of the sports star.
He added, "What terrible & sad news about the passing of Tong Greig, he was a wonderful man & a good friend, my heart goes out to all his family RIP! Tony did so much for the game of cricket & always stood up for what he believed in & had the game of cricket at heart, we will all miss him. Don't forget as well as a wonderful commentator he was also a great cricketer... RIP my friend & all my love to your family."
Turns out, Scary Movie 5's trailer was more frightening than Lindsay Lohan expected. Just one day after the spot surfaced, reports are circulating that the actress is upset the film made a cutaway joke at her expense. The rib in question? A scene in the trailer shows the actress screaming and pointing to a television that's playing fake footage of Lohan's probation was revoked. (According to reports, earlier scripts had the television playing Herbie: Fully Loaded.)
But even if Lohan wasn't in on the joke, she should quickly work her way out of the outside. After all, there's no better way to escape a career-limiting scandal (or a series of career-limiting scandals that includes, most recently, an assault arrest) than to laugh with the mean girl that is Hollywood. And while history has proven that Lohan has a difficult time doing so (after all, this is the actress who complained about jokes on Saturday Night Live, Glee, and an E*TRADE ad), history has also proven that all of Hollywood's most successful actors learn to laugh along. Below, see five stars who were scary good at handling their headline-making scandals. Take notes, Lohan!
The British actor has become Hollywood's poster boy for how to handle a scandal: Just days after being arrested for misdemeanor lewd conduct with a prostitute in 1995 — while he was still dating Elizabeth Hurley — Grant appeared on The Tonight Show to mock his PR disaster. "What the hell were you thinking?" Leno famously asked. A few bloody charming jokes and one hit movie (Nine Months) later, and audiences realized he was just a guy, standing in front of an audience, asking them to love him. And, because of his deprecating sense of humor, we still do.
Sober since 1992, Late Late Show host Ferguson has dedicated plenty of airtime to poking fun at his history with alcoholism. And he managed to become a hero doing so — in 2007, the late night host announced he would not be teasing Britney Spears for her meltdown, telling viewers that he once tried to commit suicide while addicted to alcohol (but was too distracted by alcohol to do so). His comments not only encouraged addiction-plagued viewers to get much-needed help, but also helped him raise his late night profile. Slaandjivaa, indeed.
True, Reubens is still as well known for his 1991 arrest for indecent exposure as he is for his beloved character, Pee-Wee Herman. But his self-effacing appearance at the 1991 Video Music Awards, where he asked the audience, "Heard any jokes lately," quickly became the joke heard 'round the world. So funny, we still remember to laugh.
In 2009, while on the set of Terminator: Salvation, Bale unleashed a rant on the film's director of photography filled with enough expletives to put David Mamet to shame. After a tape of the rant leaked and quickly went viral, Bale welcomed jokes from critics. As the actor said calling up two DJs at the L.A.-based KROQ who had spent days mocking Bale for his temper. "I have no confusion whatsoever," Bale said. "I was out of order beyond belief. I was way out of order. I acted like a punk. I regret that … Free free to make fun of me at my expense. I deserve it completely." Considering the public has all but forgotten the incident — and the Academy handed him a trophy in 2011 — we'd say Bale got the last laugh.
Robert Downey, Jr.
Like Ferguson, Downey has been open about his struggles with addiction during his years of recovery. So open, in fact, that an early scene in Tropic Thunder featured his movie star character drunkenly swigging alcohol while a news reporter referenced his "bad-boy image off-screen." With Downey's days as a Hollywood bad boy behind him, the actor launched the iron-strong career that transformed him into a blockbuster star. Hard to believe that the actor was once, like Lohan, uninsurable.
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