Fabolous, Martha Stewart, And Elvis: CelebsAndCars' Week In Review

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You know what's great about celebrities? Apart from their bigger salaries, bigger houses, and bigger plastic surgery budgets, they're just like regular people who didn't sleep their way to the top. They drive their $250,000 sedans to the barber shop, they blow up things in big-budget action films, they design their dream cars...

Wait. That doesn't sound regular at all, does it? Forget everything we just said: celebrities are clearly superior to us in every conceivable way. As proof, here's just some of the many amazing tricks they did this week.

• Lambos and Maybachs may be de rigeur with the hip hop set, but Fabolous rolls in something a little more subtle, a little less -- dare we say? -- fabulous. Well, you know, in so far as Aston Martin Rapides scream "subtle". Here's a clip of some guy on the street camming the F-bomb's car with a mobile phone while talking to his wife about the battery problems on her own ride. Thrilling stuff. 

• Remember that customized "Katy Perry" MINI Cooper that was auctioned off for charity last year? Well, here's the upmarket version: a seller in New York is auctioning off his 2010 MINI Cooper S, which has been signed by 18 authors on the Penguin nameplate, including Garrison Keillor and Roseanne Cash. Added bonus: he's including a collection of Penguins best-selling titles from the last 75 years. We don't know why the owner is ditching the car -- maybe he's tired of trying to park the thing in New York City, or maybe he's gunning to win that Ford Fiesta.

• If you hoped thought the Fast/Furious franchise was dead in the water, we have some bad news: a trailer for Fast & Furious 5 has hit the interweb. Here's Vin Diesel (aka Mark Sinclair Vincent) introducing the trailer -- which looks just GREAT, by the way.

• A 1970 Mercedes-Benz 600 that once belonged to Elvis Presley has sold at auction for over $187,000. We're afraid to ask if it smells like peanut butter and banana or the King's blue suede shoes.

• Martha Stewart is known as an interior decorator, but not so much as an industrial designer. Then again, with Oprah spreading her wings, maybe Martha's thinking it's time to branch out, too -- after all, idle hands are the devil's sweatshop. And so, here's the big M talking about her dream design for the 2011 BMW X3. Eyes on the road, lady!


Aston Martin Photos Courtesy of Garden State Jewelers

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