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Thanks to his no-nonsense approach all of the celebrities have their licences with week-long intensive courses.

However, her driving instructor failed to recognise her even when she began singing her best-loved hits at the wheel as they drove around London. What makes this even more extraordinary is that the teacher in question, Noel Gaughan, has a reputation for attracting celebrity pupils, having also helped to coach stars like James McAvoy, Gemma Arterton and Rhys Ifans through their driving tests. Mr Gaughan, 46, says he prefers BBC Radio 4 to television, and so often struggles to put names to the well-known faces that he finds himself sitting next to. It was only when his car was surrounded by screaming girls that he realised that the fresh-faced young man he was teaching to drive was Niall Horan, a heartthrob from the boy band One Direction. Related Articles Why a richer society isn’t making us happy 17 Oct 2013 The driving instructor to the stars specialises in short intensive courses of less than a week and has an excellent track record in helping his students to cast off their L-plates. London-born Adele, 25, whose hits include Someone Like You, is his latest success, having passed her test first time last week with only one minor mistake after just six days of lessons. Mr Gaughan said: “I didn’t know who Adele was so she started singing in her lessons. The problem was I didn’t know any of her songs. “She would sing some beautiful songs and say, you must know this one, but I don’t really know many celebrities. He said the singer was a proper mum who was dedicated to her baby son, Angelo, adding: Driving will give her a bit of freedom and she is looking forward to be able to go off with just her and Angelo. She worked very hard with me and learned very quickly.” Adele did not take any offence at not being recognised, and even compared Mr Gaughan to the wise wizard who mentors Harry Potter in JK Rowlings books. She wrote in a testimonial for his website: “Noel is [the] Dumbledore of roads. Could not have done it without him and his jokes, changed my life.” Adele. (SWNS.COM) Mr Gaughan, a married father of one from Bishop Stortford, Hertfordshire, has run his Intensive Courses driving school for more than 20 years. He said he never set out looking for celebrity clients, but word of mouth recommendations have led to him being in great demand from busy stars with little spare time to learn to drive.

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I stole a pack of gum when I was younger and literally turned right around and gave it back. Emma Roberts What movie could you watch over and over? “Clueless.” I know all the words! I love that movie. Kevin Bacon What’s one thing you do when you’re alone that you wouldn’t do in front of someone else? Moisturize. Melissa Joan Hart What’s the dumbest thing you’ve read about yourself? There is something out there about my ability to recite pi up to like, 40 numbers. I’m positive they are confusing me with someone else. Alicia Keys When do you lose your temper? When people try to hold me back. Kristen Bell What’s the silliest thing you’ve ever lied about? My great aunt congratulated me for being in the Batman movie. I said “Thank you.” It wasn’t until later that I realized she had confused “Christian Bale” with “Kirsten Bell” on the radio. David Hasslehoff If you could ask Kim Kardashian any question, what would it be? Why?! Christina Applegate What shows are always on your DVR? “Homeland” is a big one. “Castle,” “The Daily Show” with Jon Stewart. Lisa Ling If you were on a reality TV show, what would it be called? “The Boring People Club” — no wait, “The Travelers. Tatyana Ali When is the last time you cried? Tatyana Ali: Im crying right now. I cry three times a day as part of my workout routine. It really targets the core. Great way to reduce bloating. Whitney Cummings and Chris D’Elia Who’s your ideal drinking buddy, living or dead? Chris D’Elia: Tupac Whitney Cummings: Chelsea Handler Lenny Kravitz If you were undead, would you be a vampire, zombie or ghost? A ghost. Janel Parrish If you were on death row, what would your last meal be? In-N-Out Burger! Giuliana Rancic What’s your guiltiest pleasure? Beauty pageants. I used to pray every night that I would become Miss USA. Julia Stiles If failure weren’t an option, what’s one thing you would do? Be in a rock band. Kaitlin Olson What’s your guiltiest pleasure?

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Celebs have their trouble zones, too, and must tailor their sweat sessions accordingly. For example, Drew Barrymore is apple-shaped, so if she gains weight, it’s going to go to her midsection. Jennifer Lopez is a pear, which means her weight goes to her butt and thighs. Apple-shaped women, Kirsch notes, should stick to rowing machines — which will engage the core from shoulder to belly — as well as boxing and planks. Steer clear of pull-ups, rows or bench presses, he advises. “Apples need to find their waist, and placing emphasis on the back and arms will just make you look blocky.” Pear-shaped? Heavy-weighted exercises (think leg presses) and too much cycling can add bulk to your bottom half. “Avoid any exercise that is quad-centric,” Kirsch says. “None of my clients come to me because she wants bulkier quads — you aren’t fitting into your skinny jeans with those!” Give yourself an Oscar for trying. Kirsch has clients keep a list of their daily successes. “I tell them, ‘Did you drink water instead of soda? Write it down. Did you take the stairs instead of the elevator? Write it down. Sure, you want to lose five more pounds, but you already lost 20, right?

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Because thats just cheesy, and Poshmark wanted to prove itself outside the fame. DFree/Shutterstock Ashton Kutcher We wanted to build our marketplace organically without the public help of celebrity investors, Poshmark chief executive Manish Chandra told VentureBeat. The timing of announcing celebrity investors is a big question startups should ask themselves. Poshmarks app lets its mostly female userbase set up shops to sell clothing, accessories, and shoes. People can buy from these shops at any time, but Poshmark sets up special, daily Posh Parties, or themed virtual-selling events. The company then takes a cut of the transaction. Some women have made over $100,000 selling through the app and have started Poshmark-based businesses. Joe Seer/Shutterstock Rachel Zoe can we talk about how cute she and Kutcher look with their matching bucket hats and sunglasses? The company suspects that over $350 million worth of inventory will be uploaded to the app by the end of the year, though it wont give out specifics on how much has been sold or revenue figures. This weekend in Las Vegas, Poshmark will hold its first Poshfest, a weekend-long event to encourage its community. Rachel Zoe will introduce herself as an investor to the community at that time through a special video. Chandra sees Poshfest as a turning point for his company. Up until now he has spent energy on getting his users addicted to an app that really does give back.

Celebrity chefs have been good for the Saint Martins fundraiser, which also includes some fetching food-related live auction items. Last year, with Guy Fieri cooking, the gala raised nearly $760,000. In 2011, with Mario Batali , it raised $607,634. That was more than four times the amount raised at the first gala, in 2006, when there was no big-name chef involved. Symon is a Cleveland native with Greek and Sicilian roots. The Puget Sound Business Journal caught up with him via email for a little Q&A. How did you get this gig? Do you have some connection with Saint Martin’s? I have a close relationship with Mario Batali and his father Armando (proprietor of Salumi in Seattles Pioneer Square neighborhood). Things just worked out with my schedule that I was able to participate this year. What do you plan to prepare?