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Monte Carlo TV Festival 2007 Photo Update

tv_festival_013In honour of today’s Formula 1 race in Monte Carlo, Monaco today I have an appropriately placed set of photos.

Kathryn made a lot of public appearances in 2007 to publicise the Resurrecting The Champ movie and Cold Case, as it was in full swing at that time.

In mid-June (so it is nearly date appropriate too) of that year Kathryn was a guest of the Television Festival in the principality of Monaco.  She attended various events and gave several interviews.

We’ve been here before but now I have added 9 new photos in the Gallery from this photoshoot and interview.

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Celebrity Kart Racing Toy Drive – Dec 2007 – Lap 2

toy_drive_017I[t] coulda been a contender!

toy_drive_007KM UK’s 2015 Advent Calendar is themed around the Where’s Wally/Waldo? book idea.  Each daily image is of Kathryn in one of her minor film roles and (sort of) obscured in the picture.  If public appearance photos had been included I could have used the one above.  OK, she’s not exactly hidden but she’s not the only one with long blonde hair in it either :-)

toy_drive_002Every so often I like to revisit an old public appearance with an update of new or improved photos.  If possible I make them date appropriate.  This celebrity karting event in aid of the Marine Toys For Tots Foundation took place on December the 2nd in 2007.  Eight years and two days ago!

You can read more about the event in the last post about it in 2012 here.  In the meantime enjoy the three large images you can see around this article that have now been added to the Gallery.

Kathryn Is The First Princess In 2007

first_princess_party_0012007 was a big year for Kathryn.

Cold Case was in full swing.  The second half of season 4 and the first part of season 5 aired for the first time in the USA.

The movie Resurrecting The Champ, in which Kathryn had a small role as the estranged wife of the main character played by Josh Hartnett, was premièred at the Sundance Film Festival and publicly released later in the year.

Despite not being available for almost two more years the film Assassination Of A High School President (now seemingly known as just The Assassination) was also filmed.  Kathryn had an even smaller, and rather odd, part as the slightly spaced-out school nurse.

All of which added up to making 2007 the busiest year for Kathryn making public appearances.

It was also a big year for Kim Kardashian (didn’t think I’d ever be writing that name on this site!).  For very different reasons though.  A film Kim made 4 years previously was released and she became a world wide sensation.  By the end of 2007 she had her TV show Keeping Up with the Kardashians on the E! network and was milking the fame thrust upon her for all it was worth.  Luckily for society in general she has chosen to shrink back from the limelight and the hasn’t been heard of much for years.  It can be difficult for the shy and retiring types to cope with all the attention.

In April 0f 2007 Kim was named as host of TAO’s First Princess Party.  TOA is a restaurant and nightclub in Las Vegas.  Kathryn was there.  Not sure why.  As we can see above Kathryn was photographed with rapper Cowboy Troy.

It’s taken a long time but I’ve finally added the two small and very similar photos of Kathryn from the event to the KM UK Gallery.

Kathryn @ Toyota Pro/Celeb Race Day – April 2007

toyota_race_day_26Oops!  I’m sure that’ll polish right out!  😯

That was from the practise day so no worries.

Three weeks after the training it was race day.  On this day (14th Apr) in 2007 (it was a Sunday that year) Kathryn took part in the Toyota Pro/Celebrity race in aid of the Racing For Kids charity that supports local children’s hospitals.  Last year we brought you a photo of Kathryn and George Lucas visiting one of those hospitals that receives funding a few days before the race.

As well are four more photos from the weekend we have two videos.  One is from the practise day.  The second a longish highlights show covering the race.  Kathryn features multiple times in both videos so try and watch them all the way through.  Find it all in the KM UK Gallery.

Thanks to Jan Wagner at the Automatters website for allowing KM UK to post their photos.

In the race Kathryn finished a creditable 13th out of the 17 taking part.  Not bad on her first ever race.  Dave Mirra (BMX racer) won outright despite coming up through the field from 30 seconds behind with the other Pros Bucky Lasek (X Games winner) and Scott Kelly (drag racer).  Tennis legend and returnee to the event, Martina Navratilova, was 2nd (1st celeb) and Joshua Morrow (The Young And The Restless) was third.  George Lucas continued to disappoint in spectacular fashion by crashing out and taking innocent victim Annamarie Dean (charity fund raiser) with him.  Kathryn and Emily Proctor (CSI: Miami) weren’t able to put the first part of their evil plan into play.  We don’t know if the managed the second part.  Watch the video to find out more.

The 2014 version of the event happened yesterday (13th April) and was won by returnee Brett Davern, who finished 2nd last year.  Brett will be known to Cold Case viewers as Lilly Rush’s half-brother Finn Cooper.  Currently Brett can be seen in the TV show Awkward. (with a full-stop).

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Kathryn @ Toyota Race Training – March 2007

toyota_training_16The start of a new season raises thoughts of the prospects it brings.  All the changes to come.  So many possibilities.  The sights, the sounds (or lack of), the smells.  The ugly noses!

What?!?  Spring?  No, I meant the 2014 season of Formula One that kicked-off in Melbourne, Australia,  the weekend before last.  It’s a new era for the sport with massive technical changes signalling a move towards more advanced power-trains to increase the relevance to road cars.  And ugly noses.

Naturally when considering the opening of a new fight for the F1 World Championship (and very much NOT the ugly noses) one’s mind turns to Kathryn.  No?  Just me then?

Seven years go (that’s 2007 for those thinking about taking their socks off at this point) Kathryn was invited to take part in a Pro/Celebrity Race which features at the Long Beach Grand Prix each April.  The event is backed by Toyota and is run to raise money for the Racing For Kids charity which supports children’s hospitals in the area.

toyota_training_16March 17th was where those taking part that year met for initial training in handling a car on a race track.  With Kathryn were tennis legend Martina Navratilova, X-Games star Dave Mirra, actor/singer Joshua Morrow (The Young And The Restless), ‘model’ Kendra Wilkinson, actress Kelly Hu (Arrow), actress Aisha Tyler (Friends), radio personality Robin Quivers (The Howard Stern Show), film director George Lucas (Star Wars), and actress Emily Procter (CSI: Miami).

The training was done at the Willow Springs International Raceway in California using the same Toyota Scion tC cars that were used in the race.  The Scion range is only sold in North America, though in some cases the cars are available elsewhere in the world under different names.  The front engined, front wheel drive Scion tC was the model used for the Pro/Celeb races from 2006 to 2012 and has been replaced by the FR-S (aka the more racey rear wheel drive Toyota 86/GT86/FT86).  If you want to you can follow in Kathryn’s wheel tracks without even leaving your sofa as the Willow Springs circuit features in the PlayStation 3 game Gran Turismo 6.  The Scion tC doesn’t.  George Lucas has a history with the track.  No, it wasn’t used for the podrace in SW: Episode 1, it is where he made one of his first films: 1:42.08.  Also, the British TV show Top Gear filmed a segment there in 2013 which saw the presenters chased by aeroplanes.  Silly boys.

The 2014 Long Beach Grand Prix is due to take place on Sunday the 13th of April.  This year the likes of Adrien Brody (The Grand Budapest Hotel), Corbin Bleu (High School Musical), Lilly Rush’s half-brother on Cold Case Brett Davern, and Tricia Helfer (Battlestar Galactica) are getting behind wheel for charity.

Sartorial elegance was not the order of the day but Kathryn still looked adorable as further shown in 12 new photos from the training day.  We also have 2 small videos.  One is brief interviews with some of the guest drivers.  The other is just general footage from the day, which doesn’t noticeably feature Kathryn until the very end.  They’ve all been added to the existing set in the KM UK Gallery.

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