Verne Troyer might not be the first person that comes to mind when thinking about great celebrity GPS voices, but once you hear the things that he says, it becomes quite clear that Verne was born to give you directions. There are several reasons for this "dark horse" voice option which we'll get in to shortly, but first you should know that Verne Troyer isn't messing around. Just because he's small doesn't mean he's a kid and you can pinch his cheeks or pick him up and bounce him on your knee. Here are 3 reasons why Verne Troyer is an excellent GPS voice:
TomTom announced this week the release of a "limited edition" Top Gear GPS bundle featuring the voice of the show's primary star, Jeremy Clarkson. Billed as a "match made in petrolhead heaven" the unit blends TomTom's HD traffic with Clarkson's voice and a few window dressings such as start-up and shut-down screens that feature the Top Gear logo. Not to be outdone by the show's outspoken and defacto leader, the Stig also gets in on the action with his own voice on the device. As expected, selecting the Stig's voice functions as a mute button.
Unfortunately, TomTom has decided not to release the Jeremy Clarkson voice as a standalone download and instead has chosen to release it only as an integrated feature of the "limited edition" Go Live device. How "limited" this edition is and whether or not this GPS device will hold its value as a collector's item remains to be seen, however you can get your very own TopGear TomTom for $269 at TomTom's online shop.
The good folks over at Esquire Magazine recently spent some time with our hero, Gary Busey. As you will certainly know by Monday, March 7, 2001, Gary is a contestant on this season's Celebrity Apprentice which premieres on NBC on Sunday, March 6th. After you check out this interview you'll be hard pressed to allow Charlie Sheen to take 100% of the credit for his newly-revealed outlook on life. Here's an excerpt from the pioneer of Hollyweird:
ESQ: What about the biggest challenge of being on the show?
GB: Making sure I wasn't wearing my underwear backwards.
ESQ: You did that?
GB: No. I never do that.
Details are emerging about a new CBS television show featuring real celebrities swapping lives with lesser, average citizens of the same name. Sounds pretty cool if you're one of the "Joe Schmo's" who gets to move out of their parents' basement and in to the lap of luxury. But it doesn't sound so good for the celebrities involved...
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In what can only be described as a HUGE piece of news, David Hasselhoff a/k/a The Hoff, met with the prime minister of the United Kingdom, David Cameron. You see, The Hoff is over in Europe preparing for his European tour, so it's only logical that he stopped by the House of Parliament to pay his respects to a man that most of us here in the US have ever heard of.
No word yet on what was discussed, but we're guessing The Hoff's GPS voice was topic #1.
[PHOTO CREDIT: DavidHasselhoff.com]
Recently PopWrap writer Jarett Wieselman interviewed the Sex And The City star Kim Cattrall about her new role as spokesperson for I Can't Believe It's Not Butter or ICBINB as I like to call it.
The new ICBINB campaign kicks off in early March with Kim telling woman that "by using the brand, they can have it all: big taste without the big pants". Kim tells PopWrap, "Enjoying I Can't Believe It's Not Butter is kind of like finding a deliciously gorgeous man, and then discovering he's single".
PopWrap asks Kim how she got hooked up with ICBINB and Kim simply says, "they approached me - their ideas were funny and witty". Kim thought....
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Dashboard mounted portable navigation systems have been coming under fire lately with fierce competition from the smartphone “app”. Major GPS manufacturers such as Garmin and TomTom are working to quell the onslaught coming from software by lowering prices and adding features to their hardware-based devices. Using their superior screen size and dedicated processing power to their advantage, here are the top 10 essential features of any portable navigation device.
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Flav's Fried Chicken or FFC opened at 2PM today in Clinton, Iowa. Clinton Iowa, you say? Why in the world would Flavor Flav want to open his very first FFC chain in Clinton, IOWA?
Let's dig into this a little bit shall we? With Clinton located in the midwest with a population of 28,000 and 94% of them being white, we wonder if Flav really made the best decision. And of all places, he opens it RIGHT NEXT DOOR to KFC!
It seems Flav really didn't have a lot of input into where his first restaurant would open and most likely left it all up to....
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[Photo: Clinton Herald]
I'm sure you've heard all the hype about Public Enemy's Flavor Flav opening his own restaurant chain called FFC or Flav's Fried Chicken. Well it was announced today that on Monday, January 24th, Clinton, Iowa will be home to the very first restaurant.
If you live in Clinton, Iowa please do us the favor of checking out Flav's...
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It's been a really busy week for our philosopher-in-residence, Gary Busey. First, NBC starts plastering his beautiful mug all over the airwaves with their promo spots for Celebrity Apprentice, and now we're getting word that The Buse (as we like to call him) has been the subject of a devious set-up involving alleged DUI and the cops! Now, before you go wondering what sort of "wisdom" Gary's offering now, I can assure you this is not some figment of his ostensibly amazing inner thought process, IT'S TRUE!