Kim Kardashian looks good in chrome! The Keeping Up with the Kardashians star tweeted Instagram photos of Scott Disick‘s new ride. Kourtney Kardashian‘s guy is now rolling around in a chrome-plated Audi R8, and the family is loving it!
Kim, 31, tweeted on Wednesday: “Who needs a mirror when I’m driving @scottdisick’s car!?!” Scott agreed, writing back: “No need.”
Aside from the cool car, some of Kim’s followers noticed a ghost-like image in the photo she posted.
In the garage, an eery image of a young girl can be seen. Kim addressed the ghostly-looking girl, tweeting:
Seeing your tweets about the creepy girl in my Instagram pic! It’s a cardboard cut out of Kourt when she was little lol No ghosts here!
— Kim Kardashian (@KimKardashian) May 3, 2012
Also a fan of the show-stopping ride, momager Kris Jenner. She retweeted the photo of her daughter in the car, writing:
“Why would @KimKardashian need a mirror when she has @ScottDisick ‘s Batmobile???? #reflection.”
Chrome cars seem to be a trend amongst rich celebs. Justin Bieber was surprised with a $100,000 chrome 2012 Fisker Karma for his 18th birthday on Ellen DeGeneres‘ show. Check out that video below:
What do you think of these chrome cars: Sweet rides or too flashy?
A prime example of how you simply can’t buy class, pop-sensation, and Fisker Karma owner, Justin Bieber was recently caught riding around LA in his chromed-out Karma.
Justin Bieber may “Never, say Never,” but we’re going to go out on a limb here and say that you should never, ever, ruin a car like the Biebs has.
While Bieber might be popular with the “tween” crowd, and Digital Trend’s very own Jeffrey Van Camp (secrets out Jeff), celebrity-stalking site TMZ recently captured the Canadian singing-sensation ordering a meal at Chick-fil-A in a blindingly chromed-out Fisker Karma with girlfriend, and actress, Selena Gomez.
Not content with simply mutilating his $100,000+ Karma, and violating the laws of good taste in the process, according to TMZ and California law enforcement officials, Justin has run afoul of state law by slapping some fuscia-colored LEDs under the front grill. In the state of California, the only lights legally allowed to face forward on a vehicle must be amber or white in color, not Justin’s signature purple as seen on his chromed-out Karma.
TMZ also added that state officials pointed out the tint job on the Karma wasn’t exactly kosher either. Apparently, Bieber added too much tinting to the extended-range plug-in hybrid. Meaning, should the pop-star get pulled over, he would no doubt be given a ticket or two.
Surprisingly, though, officials noted the shiny paint-job — which would easily make the Silver Surfer jealous, was not against the law.
We’re not exactly sure what prompted Justin to chrome-out the ever-so-sexy Karma, maybe he decided he wasn’t irritating enough, all we can ask is: “Why Justin? Why?”
Justin Bieber just received a Fisker Karma for his birthday last month and is another in a long list of celebrities to get one. Bieber turned 18 years old on March 1st, and was presented an all-new 2012 Fisker Karma on the Ellen DeGeneres Show. Bieber loves cars like any 18-year-old, and said on the show, “That’s for me?! That’s crazy!”
The Christian Science Monitor reported that Bieber was given the car by his manager Scooter Braun on the show who wanted to get Bieber an environmentally friendly car that doesn’t stand out. Braun told the young singer, “Don’t get anything flashy!’ You know, we’re not about that. Be humble, be humble. And I kind of broke my own rule.”
It looks like Bieber is a typical teenager and decided he didn’t like the plain $108,000 Fisker Karma and decided to wrap it in chrome and drive it around on black wheels just to tick his manager off. According to celebrity-stalking site TMZ, Beiber was spotted taking Selena Gomez through the drive-through at Chick-fil-A in the reflective Karma.
It seems that the reflective chrome job isn’t a violation of the law, just a major attention draw that his manager was trying to avoid. But the car has drawn the attention of the LA PD with its row of Fuchsia lights hidden under the front grill, and the blacked out windows are a little too dark for the police to ignore.
Bieber isn’t the first high profile celebrity to stake claim to the 2012 Fisker Karma and he joins a growing list of celebrities to get one. Leonardo DiCaprio was the very first celebrity to receive one back in July 2011. Next in line to get the keys to a Karma were two high profile politicians, former Vice President Al Gore and former Secretary of State Colin Powell.
Fisker received a big celebrity endorsement in September 2011, when the 2012 Karma appeared on the hit CBS sitcom Two and a Half Men. The EV was featured throughout the show’s ninth season. Ashton Kutcher who played Walden Schmidt on the show is another celebrity who has been seen tooling around in a new Karma recently.
So are all these high-profile celebrity Karma owners going to save the EV company? Despite all the celebrity endorsements, Fisker Automotive has faced multiple setbacks. The 2012 Fisker Karma was recalled in December 2011 because of possible fire risks, due to the vehicle’s high-voltage battery.
Additionally, Fisker has lowered their 2012 sales expectations from 15,000 to 10,000 units. Maybe Fisker Automotive is running out of celebrities who can afford the $108,000 price tag and the expensive chrome jobs.
Justin Bieber’s Custom Fisker Karma (via www.celebritycarsblog.com)
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Canadian teen pop idol Justin Bieber is ludicrously popular.
He’s sold millions of records, and has almost 20 million followers on Twitter. This would normally be great news for any carmaker whose car he drove, hopefully leading to a few extra sales by association.
Unfortunately for Fisker, all Justin’s fans are 13 years old, and aren’t really in the market for a $102,000 luxury hybrid sedan, not least one wrapped in chrome vinyl by West Coast Customs, as seen on GreenCarReports.
As you may remember (or perhaps you blocked it from memory), the pop star recently received the range-extended luxury car live on the Ellen Show, for his 18th birthday.
Not content with its stunning good looks and eco-friendly image, Justin has had some modifications carried out by the famous customizing crew.
The chrome wrap is most obvious, but you’ll also spot the dark-tinted windows, black 22-inch custom wheels, and strips of LED lights under the chassis.
We reckon this is grounds to get the Taste Police involved, but ironically Justin had a run-in with the actual police shortly after picking up the car, when he parked it illegally outside some shops in Beverly Hills.
Let’s hope for Bieber’s sake he doesn’t get into an accident in the mirror-finish Fisker, like he did when driving a Ferrari. Seven years back luck would give the star particularly bad Karma…
Closing out the week with a drive-thru lunch date, Justin Bieber escorted his lovely singer/actress girlfriend Selena Gomez over to a local Chick-fil-A in Los Angeles, California on Friday afternoon (April 6).
Sending mixed messages, the “Boyfriend” teen sensation looked to be trying to go incognito while hiding behind a black winter hat and big black shades – unfortunately his ride was about as head-turning as it could possibly be.
As for what he was driving, Bieber happened to be behind the wheel of a blindingly shiny chrome Fisker Karma – as the electric luxury vehicle was doted to him as a birthday present during an appearance on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show”.
Meanwhile, once handed their chicken meals and shakes, the young Hollywood power couple proceeded to speed off to the Jim Henson Studios in Hollywood.
And while he’s certainly enjoying time with his lady, Justin is itching to get back to seeing his millions of worldwide fans, as he tweeted later in the evening, “Miss traveling. miss promo. miss tour. miss seeing all of you AROUND THE WORLD! Im will be there soon. #BELIEVE”
Enjoy the pictures of Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez cruising through Chick-fil-A in Los Angeles, California (April 6).
Google has recruited the Muppets–a fond icon for many Gen Xers and the stars of a new movie–to promote Google+ Hangouts on TV.
Google, it is now clear, has flung itself headlong into TV advertising, since its first ad that aired during the Super Bowl in 2010–an event prefaced by Eric Schmidt’s infamous Tweet that hell has indeed frozen over.
But just who is Google trying to attract with its campaign–which has included spots on NBC’s Saturday Night Live”, Fox’s Glee and the World Series. To promote Chrome, it has recruited Lady Gaga and Justin Bieber.
None of these shows and artists, except perhaps the World Series, exactly screams out ‘we’re a serious social network.’
Which is what Google wants Google+ to be. One of its selling points as it goes up against Facebook is that it is a network for grownups, or least grownups that want to form circles for other grownups such as such as customers, partners, clients and colleagues. Friends and family too—but probably not in the same circle.
Starbucks Quadrupled Google+ Followers
It is also clearly hoping to make Pages a de facto online home for major brands.
Indeed, Google has been tinkering nonstop with the Google+ Pages offering since it formally debuted, most recently giving administrators more tools to control the Page.
Something is paying off: Google+ Page creation among the world’s top 100 brands jumped to 77% from 61% in the last month, while the number of people in circles increased over 50% from 147,000 to 222,000, according to a new report from BrightEdge.
Starbucks nearly quadrupled its social followers on Google+ in the last month and HM and Pepsi broke into 20,000-plus people in circles, it also said.
Still, Facebook is clearly the social network to beat, based on any number of metrics starting with its ever-expanding user base. It also generates more referrals than Google—far more–according to Netmarketshare, and leads in the number of display ads delivered, according to comScore.
Another six weeks, another Google Chrome release. To close out 2011, you’ll be running Chrome 16 and there’s one key feature the folks at Mountain View want to introduce to you: multiple user accounts.
The feature arrived on Chrome’s beta channel early last month, and it provides a handy way to keeps favorites and login information separate on a shared computer. That is to say, on a computer you share with people you trust, like family and close friends. See, there’s no password protection offered. Switching between accounts is a two-click operation, and it’s not the kind of feature you’d want to tap into on a computer located in a library or hotel lobby.
Even on a family PC, you might not want to set up multiple accounts if you’ve got autofill payment information stored and passwords remembered for online shopping sites. You don’t need any Justin Bieber biographies being surreptitiously purchased from Amazon by a youngster with just enough internet savvy to execute a one-click order now, do you?
For those of you who like to maintain separate profiles for workday and after-hours browsing, however, multiple profiles is a very welcome addition to Chrome. Keep all those productivity-killing bookmarks filed away in one profile and your favorite apps and tools in another. You can also use it to roll different sets of extensions and Chrome Web Apps for on-the-fly switching.
If you’re looking for a secure way to let multiple people use Chrome on a single computer and you still want things kept separate and secure, head to your operating system’s settings screens and add a new account or two and set up a password.
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