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Queen Elizabeth’s new neighbor is Russian oil tycoon

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The Queen of England has a brand new neighbor — an nameless Russian oil tycoon who first seen the property over Skype in October. 

Windsor Park Corridor, subsequent door to Queen Elizabeth II’s official weekend residence and pandemic hideaway, Windsor Fort, offered December 23 for £21.5 million ($29 million), in response to the London-based brokerage behind the sale, Beauchamp Estates. 

“On the top of lockdown, we confirmed him the home on Skype on our telephones, room by room, whereas he was based mostly in Russia,” Jeremy Gee, managing director of Beauchamp Estates instructed The Put up, including that the client has made his fortune within the oil trade.

The client, who has two teenage kids attending personal college within the UK, flew in on a non-public jet to see the home in particular person earlier than closing on the house, Gee mentioned.

The nine-bedroom, 18-bathroom house is a duplicate of Wilfield Home, the official home of the US ambassador to the UK. Some 20 miles west of London, the property on Wick Street is the largest deal Surrey has seen previously 5 years, Gee mentioned. 

Windsor Park Hall's facade is pictured. A Russian oil tycoon has snapped up a British mansion, Windsor Park Hall, for 21.5 million pounds, which will make him next door neighbors to Windsor Castle.
A Russian oil tycoon has snapped up a British mansion, Windsor Park Corridor, for £21.5 million, which can make him next-door neighbors with Windsor Fort.
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“Discover me a house within the nation with all of the toys and all of the services for teenage kids,” the client instructed Beauchamp Estates, Gee mentioned.

“They already personal a property in central London,” he added, “however they needed to purchase a house exterior of London so subsequent time after they’re there, they don’t have to enter London” due to the coronavirus pandemic’s severity within the UK’s capital. The client additionally owns houses in Belgravia, London, France and Lake Monaco, he mentioned. 

The property has seven acres stuffed with field hedges, fountains, manicured lawns and gardens and tree-lined paths — plus a tennis court docket and helipad. 

The facade of the 29,000-square-foot home is outlined by 4 neoclassical pillars and greater than 20 home windows. The 2-story entrance corridor has a custom-made chandelier and a winding staircase to the second ground of the entryway. 

“A £21.5 million sale within the nation is phenomenal,” mentioned Gee, who highlighted that the main bedroom has twin dressing rooms and loos and is the scale of a full condo. 

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An indoor pool is housed in a conservatory-like glass room that opens up onto the garden.

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The house is decked out with leisure facilities, together with a bowling alley, personal cinema, wine room with storage for a number of hundred bottles, wine tasting room, gymnasium, sauna, steam room, altering services, recreation room, membership room and ballroom with a 120-guest capability (in non-COVID occasions).

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A pool desk is among the many facilities that appealed to the client.

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Downstairs, the house is decked out with leisure facilities, together with a bowling alley, personal cinema, wine room with storage capability for a number of hundred bottles, wine-tasting room, gymnasium, sauna, steam room, altering services, recreation room, membership room and ballroom with a 120-guest capability (in non-COVID occasions). Plus, an indoor pool is housed in a conservatory-like glass room that opens up onto the garden. 

“The pool is wonderful, designed identical to an all-glass orangery,” mentioned Gee.

A rich actual property investor with a big portfolio beforehand owned the house however “not wanted it,” Gee mentioned. Famed British inside designers Nick and Christian Sweet, who designed the uber-expensive 1 Hyde Park in London, constructed the home in 2012 to emulate traditional British structure. 

“Tremendous-prime patrons, in the event that they’re shopping for a rustic home or a mansion within the UK, they wish to purchase a slice of British historical past, structure and craftsmanship — a slice of ‘Bridgerton,’ ” he mentioned, referencing Netflix’s new hit set within the Regency period of London.

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‘Bridgerton’ star Phoebe Dynevor instructed to orgasm throughout steamy scene

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It’s official: Intercourse actually does promote. 

The borderline-pornographic interval piece “Bridgerton” is now the most-watched present in Netflix historical past. On Wednesday, the streaming large introduced {that a} whopping 82 million households tuned into the steamy Shonda Rhimes bodice-ripper within the first 28 days because the present’s launch on Dec. 25. 

However all these viewers in all probability weren’t tuning in for the Regency-era costumes and string quintet variations of pop songs.

The romance novel-based present, which has already been renewed for a Season 2, follows the hormone-fueled love affair between Daphne Bridgerton (Phoebe Dynevor, 25) and Simon Basset (Regé-Jean Web page, 31).

Dynevor revealed to Glamour that the present’s many intercourse scenes — together with a solo intercourse scene — weren’t as easy as they appeared.

Dynevor, 25, worked with an intimacy coordinator on the many steamy scenes in "Bridgerton."
Phoebe Dynevor, 25, labored with an intimacy coordinator on the various steamy scenes in “Bridgerton.”
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“We did the intimate scenes like stunts — we blocked them out, so you will have yoga balls in between you and all kinds of issues that by no means make you are feeling uncovered in any approach,” she stated.

“I’d rehearse with Regé a lot that we each knew what we had been doing. It felt very sensible. However by myself, it’s a distinct factor,” she stated, referring to a masturbation scene early within the season.

Phoebe Dynevor, 25, said playing Daphne Bridgerton on "Bridgerton" was a challenge, especially when it came to one particular solo scene, in which she was told to actually have an orgasm.
Phoebe Dynevor, 25, stated enjoying Daphne Bridgerton on “Bridgerton” was a problem, particularly when it got here to at least one explicit solo scene, wherein she was instructed to really have an orgasm.
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“The stage instructions are very particular: You need to have an orgasm. It’s a tough factor to rehearse, which suggests you don’t. You simply do it.”

She didn’t elaborate any additional on whether or not she completed that, nonetheless, she stated she received via the scene due to the present’s feminine “intimacy coordinator.” Like fellow actress Keira Knightley, who not too long ago swore off performing intercourse scenes for male administrators, Dynevor stated she felt extra comfy getting via the masturbation scene with out the burden of the male gaze.

“If we didn’t have an intimacy coordinator, it will be our director, who was a male, coming as much as me and telling me what to do,” she stated. “Nobody desires to be instructed tips on how to orgasm by a person.”

Netflix revealed that “Bridgerton” ranked No. 1 in 83 international locations together with the US, UK, Brazil, France, India and South Africa, and made the Prime 10 in all 190 international locations the place Netflix is offered, save for Japan.

Granted, Netflix’s metrics embrace viewers who tuned into the primary jiffy of a present or film — so take “82 million” with a grain of salt, because it’s unlikely that many individuals watched it during. It nonetheless signifies an enormous viewers for the present although, and maybe a cultural urge for food for extra romance variations on-screen. 

Rege-Jean Page and Phoebe Dynevor starred in "Bridgerton." Their characters' lusty romps were perhaps the reason behind the show's success on Netflix.
Regé-Jean Web page and Phoebe Dynevor star in “Bridgerton.” Their characters’ lusty romps had been maybe the rationale behind the present’s success on Netflix.
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Season 2 will comply with Daphne’s oldest brother Anthony (Jonathan Bailey), and his love/hate relationship with Kate (a brand new character who hasn’t appeared on-screen or been forged but). Season 2 doesn’t but have an introduced premiere date however manufacturing is scheduled to start within the spring.

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Pamela Anderson is married to bodyguard Dan Hayhurst

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Pamela Anderson has gotten married for the fifth time.

Sources affirm to Web page Six that Anderson, 53, secretly married her bodyguard, Dan Hayhurst, on Christmas Eve. The couple tied the knot at her house on Vancouver Island.

“I used to be married on the property I purchased from my grandparents 25 years in the past, that is the place my dad and mom had been married and they’re nonetheless collectively,” she informed the Each day Mail. “I really feel like I’ve come full circle.”

She added, “I’m precisely the place I have to be – within the arms of a person who actually loves me.”

Web page Six solely revealed in September that Anderson was courting Hayhurst after divorcing husband Jon Peters, to whom she was married for under 12 days.

“He’s in his 40s. An actual man, lastly,” a good friend of Anderson informed Web page Six of Hayhurst. “He is aware of methods to deal with her. It’s very cool to see. She’s utterly comfy, they usually’re by no means out of one another’s sight.”

The bombshell was first married to Tommy Lee, with whom she shares sons Brandon, 23, and Dylan, 22. She then married and divorced Child Rock in 2006.

Pamela Anderson and husband Dan Hayhurst are seen here in December 2020
Pamela Anderson and husband Dan Hayhurst are seen right here in December 2020
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She went on to marry music producer Rick Salomon twice, first in 2007, which ended with an annulment, and once more in 2013. Anderson then married Peters in January 2020.

Peters claimed Anderson dumped him after he paid off her money owed, which Anderson denied. He then went again to his ex-fiancée, whom he had left for Anderson.

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Cannes Movie Pageant 2021 postponed to July on account of COVID-19

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Cannes: The glamour! The artwork! The sweat!

The Cannes Movie Pageant introduced Wednesday that the 2021 version will transfer from its common late-Might spot to early July, when the seaside Côte d’Azur averages a balmy 86 levels.

The summery change-up comes days after the French authorities introduced plans to vaccinate its complete inhabitants towards the coronavirus by August. Cinemas there stay closed by at the very least the tip of January.

Final 12 months’s pageant was canceled outright because of the pandemic, although instances on the time had subsided in France. Organizers nonetheless revealed their picks, together with Pixar’s “Soul,” Wes Anderson’s “The French Dispatch” and Francis Lee’s “Ammonite.”

After Cannes 2020 was axed, most different movie festivals — Tribeca, New York, London, Toronto and this week’s Sundance — opted for largely at-home digital occasions. Venice, nonetheless, did handle a extra intimate in-person pageant.

The Cannes 2021 rescheduling matches snuggly within the pageant calendar. No different main movie fetes happen in July, so Cannes — occurring July 6-17 — might be sandwiched between the Tribeca Movie Pageant in June and Venice Movie Pageant in September.

Regardless of the sweltering warmth, the costume code will stay black tie.

The Cannes Palace of Festivals and Conferences has been has been converted into a vaccination center during the coronavirus pandemic.
The red-carpeted Cannes Palace of Festivals and Conferences has been has been transformed right into a vaccination heart throughout the coronavirus pandemic.
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