Kid Rock lists Malibu home for $13.45 million Kid Rock is known for shock lyrics and hillbilly-rock style. Its expected his home would reflect that perhaps be decked out in hard-core rocker aesthetic. However, Rocks home is done up in a modern Balinese style, complete with white walls and exotic woodsgiving off a soothing vibe. I wanted a place that was comfortable and fun, where I could kick back, write music and hang out with friends. But it also had to be a house that was well-built something with quality, Kid Rock born Robert Ritchie told the LA Times Magazine in 2008 . He hired designer Martyn Lawrence Bullard to outfit the home. Bullard reiterated to the magazine that despite the entertainers rocker image, he has good taste. Yes, hes a crazy, mad rock star, but hes also very mellow, and he loves to entertain in style, Bullard said. His taste is surprisingly sophisticated. We werent going with red velvet sofas and Gothic chandeliers. Kid Rock bought the property at 28830 Bison Ct, Malibu, CA 90265 in 2006 for $11.6 million. The 5-bedroom, 5-bath home measures 8,305 square feet on just over an acre lot on Point Dume.
His 38-year-old Leeds-born client also has an armoured Range Rover and Mercedes-Benz S-Class on order, he said. Now that’s a loyal customer! Nissan fan Peter Butler, 92, has bought 32 cars from the same garage over more than FOUR decades Texas Armoring employs 50 people and customises about 200 vehicles a year, usually for heads of state, politicians, business executives, diplomats and royal families. But more recently, Hollywood celebrities and sport stars have sparked a mini-boom in armoured vehicles as the worsening international climate from chemical strikes in Syria to terrorist attacks in Boston and Kenya have made them twitchy about their personal safety and the risk of kidnap or worse. These stars include British actor Sacha Baron Cohen and the rapper Kanye West, who recently ordered two outrageous Latvian-built Prombron Iron Diamonds costing 800,000 each. They are made by Dartz Motorz, the same company which built Sacha Baron Cohens gold-plated presidential SUV which featured in his film The Dictator. Texas Armorings Mr Forston, 32, said: Five years ago we had no Hollywood celebrities as customers. Nowadays, we have anywhere between 10 to 15 orders a year from celebrities and professional athletes. Melanie Brown is the latest celebrity to purchase the high-security vehicle after Kanye West (right) reportedly ordered two similar 800,000 cars They include Steven Seagal and rapper TI, who has a blinged-up version of Mel Bs Cadillac Escalade, including a 32in flat-screen television with satellite TV and mobile Wi-Fi. Love-cheat golfer Tiger Woods is also understood to have one of the firms armoured cars, which is presumably more than capable of withstanding a sustained attack from an angry wife wielding a nine-iron. Mel B who is a judge on Americas Got Talent and has been co-hosting NBCs Today show and her producer husband Stephen Belafonte have opted for a traditional family-friendly interior to suit the lifestyles of her daughters Phoenix, Angel, Madison and stepdaughter Giselle. Mr Forston said: I delivered it to their house in Beverly Hills.
McDonald’s tries fancy food with celebrity chefs in NYC
But in an attempt to change negative public perception of its ingredients, the fast-food giant is hosting a New York City dinner Thursday night featuring dishes decidedly more upscale than its assembly-line burgers and Dollar Menu deals. The company invited a phalanx of media and other opinion-makers to try out a multi-course meal prepared by professional chefs using standard McDonalds food. None of the dishes will reach McDonalds drive-thrus, at least not in the near future. But company spokespeople said the exercise will help engender new ways to think about the existing menu and highlight the chain’s ingredients. At the event, dietitian Jessica Foust, who manages McDonalds nutrition and culinary division, will craft mojitos made with the chains Mango Pineapple Smoothie base. Her beef and gnocchi dish will be made with McDonalds French fries, another smoothie base, carrots and meat normally used for burger patties. As McDonalds struggles to keep sales growing at the fast clip maintained during the recession, the chain is spicing up its menu with Habanero Ranch sauce and rice wine vinegar in its McWraps bolder flavors that werent as acceptable five to seven years ago, Foust said. You can find these ingredients in grocery stores and some of the most fine dining in the country, she said in a recent interview. Were helping people understand that its food thats all it is. James Tahhan, star of cooking shows on Telemundo and Utilisima, will create tortilla espanola with garlic and saffron aioli using the fast-food companys hash browns, eggs and onions. There will also be Kung Pao chicken made using Chicken McNuggets by Dale Talde, a contestant on Bravos Top Chef show. Aaron McCargo Jr., winner of the Next Food Network Star competition and host of the Big Daddys House show on the television network, will present barbecue chicken. The ingredients? McDonalds crispy chicken, hash browns, Chipotle BBQ sauce, cheddar jack cheese and espresso. Recently, in a production studio in the City of Industry, McCargo prepped his dish as McDonalds film crews looked on.