Wednesday, August 15, 2007

The Bourne Ultimatum, also starring 2 Volkswagens

The last chapter of the Bourne Trilogy, the “Bourne Ultimatum” will hit theater screens soon. Aside from the trained assassin, Jason Bourne (played by the actor Matt Damon), and his love interest Nicky Parsons (Julia Stiles), Director Paul Greengrass also starred two Volkswagens to make the action thriller oozing with suspense.

The Volkswagen Touareg and Golf GT were showcased in scenes of amazing stunts and cat and mouse chase of Jason Bourne and Nicky Parsons while they flee from their enemies in different metropolitans around the world.

The movie features scenes like the retuned 2008 Touareg with Matt Damon in the steering wheel being chased by a NYPD car in the busy streets of New York. The scene features a lot of slamming and crashing and speed driving that definitely has the Touareg live up to the car it was built to be.

Bearing an image of an SUV, the Touareg 2 is redesigned with aerodynamic and sporty rear. Included in its three engine variations are the newly upgraded VR6 FSI and V8 FSI. Its 3.6 liter VR6 FSI can release up to 280 horsepower. The newly advanced 4.2 liter V8 FSI is Volkswagen’s first eight-cylinder engine with unleaded fuel direct injection that generates a remarkable 350 horsepower and 325 lbs. ft. of torque. The 5.0 liter TDI twin turbo delivers 310 horsepower and a striking 553 lbs. ft. of torque. The Touareg 2, with these three engines offers a maximum towing capacity of 7,716 pounds.

“This car is indestructible. We filmed crash scenes for three weeks, and the car kept going. This is one of the most incredible cars that I have ever driven,” exclaimed Graham Kelly, Action Vehicle Supervisor of “the Bourne Ultimatum”.

Another Volkswagen that continued its strong Hollywood presence in the film is the Golf GT sport. The Golf GT is built with the world’s first twin charged, direct air injection petrol engine. A new addition to its engine is the 1.4 TSI 140 PS engine that makes it achieve a 0-62mph in just 7.9 seconds. The performance this engine brings is matched with refined sporty good looks that’s more than eye candy for moviegoers.

“The involvement of these two Volkswagens in this elaborate and action packed production provides us ample opportunities to create innovative global marketing concepts,” says Jochen Sengpiehl, head of global marketing at Volkswagen.

Saturday, August 4, 2007

Nicole Richie Gets Ready For Jail Life

I remember Paris Hilton singing, “Jealousy” that goes like “You sold your self with your own fur, still never walk a day in my shoe.”

Well, Nicole is following her footsteps as she goes to jail too. She recently expressed an interest over submitting herself to the Los Angeles Country Jail.

The 25-year old Hollywood celebrity was caught driving under the influence of alcohol and prohibited drugs last December 2006 when she took the wrong way heading the freeway in Burbank. She also admitted recently that she is pregnant.

Last week, after the interrogation done by the prosecutors, the daughter of the balladeer Lionel Richie pleaded guilty on the charges given to her because of the misdemeanor she committed. She admitted what she has violated to avoid her from a potential stay on the jail for one year. She already had an alcohol-related conviction way back in 2003.

The “Simple Life” diva was ordered to stay in jail for 90 hours to pay for the DUI she committed. She will be imprisoned in any city jail that would accept here as released early this morning on She communicated with her lawyer to tell the Sheriff's Department this week about her interest on giving a four-day service in jail. The new was announced last Thursday by Steve Whitmore, the sheriff's spokesman.

The sheriff did not mention any details about Richie’s prosecution but he said she should surrender herself to begin the sentence which must be completed on September 28. However, most inmates can only offer a few of their time serving the jail because of behavioral problems and overcrowding.

The call coming from her attorney was not replied immediately.

Paris Hilton spent 23 days in jail. She was imprisoned at an all women exclusive facility in Lynwood. Richie will also be staying in the said facility.

Now, Paris can never say, she’ll never walk a day in her shoes.