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GM Style, To Complete Hollywood Stars Sparkle in Detroit

By Joe Thompson

General Motors will spearhead a glamorous event billed as Detroit's largest gathering of stars and cars. The event, called GM Style, will be held at the newly constructed pavilion near the General Motors Renaissance Center.

The bigwigs in the auto industry as well the presence of sparkling stars and striking cars will make GM Style a standout automotive event. In said event, celebs will walk and drive 17 GM vehicles composed of the concept, newly-launched, and historic vehicles from the automaker. The latter has specially constructed a runway for the said purpose. The 17 vehicles will be paired with a corresponding star that would best boost the vehicle's appeal.

In one GM event, Adrien Brody was bedazzled by a Corvette. Dennis Hopper, was also mesmerized by Buick's Y-Job concept car. Buick performance parts are made even better by modifications.

Hollywood stars have indicated their commitment to GM glamorous show to further spread elegance and sparkle. The parade of stars began about noon on Friday. As an opening salvo, half a dozen startling stars walked through the doors of the venue to flaunt GM cars. First on the runway was Christian Slater, fresh from his movie promotions. In an interview, Slater said, "I'm walking out with a really cool car," describing the design center as having a "Jetsons-like atmosphere."

After Slater is CariDee English, latest winner of "America's Next Top Model." Next was Cheryl Hines, an actress from HBO's "Curb Your Enthusiasm." The latter was pretty vivacious and wasn't afraid to share few jokes to the press people around her. "Where are there so many secrets in Detroit? What are you people doing here?" joked the fan of hybrid vehicles. "I do know there are four (GM) hybrids coming out." Minka Kelly of the NBC drama "Friday Night Lights," stood beside a sizzling red Camaro and a sleek silver Cadillac concept. She was carefree in saying if she were a car, she be a '67 Ford Mustang. 1967 Ford Mustang parts are now revived in limited edition retro versions of the car.

Meanwhile, up the elegant stairway was Rachel Zoe, a famous celeb stylist. Zoe made sure that the clothes used will blend with the stars' assigned cars. The stylist is now busy choosing from more than 100 pairs of shoes and 100 pieces of current designer dresses. Moreover, she promises a show that epitomizes Hollywood glamour and thrill.

Other celebrities expected in the show include Nick Lachey, actresses Carmen Electra and Vivica A. Fox, "Dreamgirls" star Jennifer Hudson, "Dancing with the Stars" standout Mario Lopez, Kristen Bell of the CW network's hit "Veronica Mars," supermodel Petra Nemcova, of Sports Illustrated", actor Christian Slater, and actor/hip-hop artist Nick Cannon.

John Legend, award-winning R&B singer, will also perform in said show along with UK recording artist Lady Sovereign. Comedian and former-Detroit-nemesis-turned-booster Jimmy Kimmel will interview stars as they arrive. And Danny Masterson of "That 70s Show," will be the guest DJ.

According to GM spokesman, Michael Albano, the hubbub in the upcoming North American International Auto Show will be all about GM paying homage to all types of great design and style. he added, "GM has a long history of being a style leader in terms of car design," Albano said." GM design is helping lead the company's turnaround."
About the Author
Jenny McLane is a 36 year old native of Iowa and has a knack for research on cars and anything and everything about it. She works full time as a Market Analyst for one of the leading car parts suppliers in the country today.

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