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Steve Mcqueen's thrilling chase sequence in The Great Escape has been voted the best motorbike scene in movie history.
The Hollywood star's character is chased by Nazis in the 1963 war film, stealing a motocycle and leaping over a barbed wire fence before he eventually becomes entangled in the wire and apprehended. Carole Nash spokeswoman Rebecca Donohue says, "The Great Escape is a film people watch over and over. It's almost like they hope if they watch it enough times, he will get over the last line of barbed wire."
Tom Cruise's Top Gun motorcycle ride came in second place in the poll by specialist super bike insurer Carole Nash, while third place went to a scene from biker classic Easy Rider and Arnold Schwarzenegger took fourth for his ride in Terminator 2: Judgement Day.
Daniel Craig landed fifth place for his rooftop race in 2012 James Bond movie Skyfall.
"I'm working out with Cruise at the moment! We're doing Mission: Impossible 5 in Marrakech and myself and Tom and Rebecca Ferguson, who is our leading lady, are working out every day. We're doing these challenges, it's a lot of fun, a little competitive, gotta say. He's 52... always got his shirt off, it's very annoying!" British actor Simon Pegg is in tip top shape thanks to his regular training sessions with Hollywood superstar Tom Cruise.
British Olympic gold medallist Rebecca Adlington has taken the ultimate plunge and married fellow professional swimmer Harry Needs. The I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here! star tied the knot in Staffordshire, England and showed off her new slim figure in wedding photos featured in Britain's Hello! magazine.
Tom Cruise drew huge crowds of fans as he scaled the roof of the Vienna opera house in Austria on Thursday (21Aug14) to practice stunts for the fifth Mission: Impossible film. The Hollywood superstar is preparing to kick off filming of Mission: Impossible 5 in Europe, and he climbed to the roof of the famous Vienna State Opera building to rehearse a number of daredevil stunts.
Cruise has been pictured strapped into a harness, balancing on a ledge high above the crowds below and even giving a wave to fans. At one point his co-star, Swede Rebecca Ferguson, joined him on the precarious ledge, while Cruise was also seen practicing swinging a rope for one of the scenes.
Local reports suggest filming is due to begin in the city on Saturday (23Aug14), and residents have been warned about possible travel disruption due to a number of road closures around the set.
Fashion designer Rebecca Minkoff welcomed her second child, daughter Bowie Lou, on Monday (04Aug14). The celebrity clothier and her husband Gavin Bellour are already parents to two-year-old son, Luca Shai.
Rapper Iggy Azalea is set to make her television hosting debut on MTV's fashion series House Of Style. The Fancy hitmaker is bringing her own unique style to the reboot of the popular TV programme, which gives viewers an inside look at the latest trends in fashion.
Azalea shares her excitement for the new gig in a statement which reads: "I am so excited to bring back this iconic show for another generation of teenagers.
"The biggest impact that House of Style had on pop culture is its ability to make fashion fun and interesting to fans who are both diehard fashionistas or not at all."
Over the eight-episode season, Azalea will seek out the latest street style trends and tour music video sets with the likes of Rita Ora and designer Jeremy Scott.
The new House of Style series will premiere in the U.S. on 4 August (14).
Azalea will also co-host the MTV Video Music Awards pre-show on 24 August (14), and the ceremony's fashion recap following the prizegiving.
The popular MTV series originally ran from 1989 to 2000, with supermodel hosts including Cindy Crawford, Rebecca Romijn and Molly Sims.
Actor Lance Gross is preparing to be a first-time father. The House of Payne star's girlfriend of three years, Rebecca Jefferson, is pregnant.
Gross announced the news with a revealing photo of the mum-to-be, in which she is completely naked and sitting on a beach, proudly showing off a side view of her growing baby bump, on his Instagram.com page on Wednesday (16Jul14).
Gross gushed over his stylist girlfriend in the accompanying caption, which reads, "God has gifted me. It's like I get to unwrap you daily. Your presence continues to bring me joy each time without exhaustion. I AM IN LOVE WITH YOU."
Gross was previously engaged to model Eva Marcille but broke off the engagement in 2010.
Veteran musician Billy Joel is mourning the loss of his mother. Rosalind Nyman Joel passed away at a hospice in Long Island, New York on Sunday (13Jul14) at the age of 92.
The Piano Man hitmaker confirmed the sad news in a post on his website, offering up a tribute to his late mother, who he credits with giving him the musical education he needed to become a world renowned star.
A message posted on the site reads, "Rosalind Nyman Joel passed away July 13, 2014 at the age of 92. She is survived by son Billy Joel, and her daughter Judy Molinari; her sister, Bertha Miller; and her two granddaughters, Alexa Ray Joel, and Rebecca Molinari Gehrkin. In lieu of flowers the family requests a donation to The Little Shelter in her name."
Country singer Justin Moore has become a father for the third time. The Til My Last Day hitmaker and his wife, Kate, welcomed their third daughter on Monday (14Jul14).
Moore announced the happy news in a statement which reads: "We're very excited to welcome Rebecca Klein Moore into the world. Both Mom and Klein are healthy."
The couple's new daughter joins sisters Kennedy Faye, two, and Ella Kole, four.
Moore adds, "Her two older sisters helped with her first bath and are thrilled to have a little sister! We are blessed."
Moore and his wife have been married since 2007.
The mysterious Maxim DeWinter takes his new, young bride home to his Cornwall estate, Manderley, and to a household still dominated by the memory of DeWinter's first wife, Rebecca. Troubling events surrounding the death of the first Mrs. DeWinter overshadow the course of the drama.