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Ewan McGregor has been a pretty busy guy during the past couple of years, appearing in nearly 50 movies and still finding time to take marathon motorcycle treks across Russia, Eastern Europe, and Africa. And while he and his friend Charley Boorman have gotten into plenty of scrapes and dustups along the way, they've also found time to conduct important scientific research.
With all the gals spending most of their time stalking Robert Pattinson these days, we decided to check in with "the other hot British guy"--Orlando Bloom. Yesterday, the usurped heartthrob hopped on his bike to met up with fellow motorcyclist, Olivier Martinez (and former Kylie Minogue beaux) for dinner at The Little Door in Los Angeles. The "ridiculously good-looking" dudes have apparently been friends for a long time and were spotted riding together last year in Paris too.
The Little Door at 8164 West 3rd Street, is popular with celebs and LA locals alike for their fresh ingredients and Mediterranean cuisine. The Little Door's specialties include Couscous “Royale” with Lamb Stew, Lamb Chops, Chicken and Merguez Sausage and Braised Alaskan Halibut with Bouillabaisse Broth and Aioli Sauce, both entrees are $40. Yes, you need to have a celebrity bank account to dine here too.
Now here's a reality show we actually want to watch: Actor and avid motorcyclist Ewan McGregor turned up at the Television Critics Association yearly press tour to talk about his new documentary "Long Way Down," which chronicles a ride he took with best friend Charley Boorman from Scotland all the way to South Africa.
The bike trip, which took place last summer, isn't even McGregor's first long race. Being rear-ended, devoured by mosquitos and getting held at gunpoint ensued on a 2004 trip across Europe and Asia and over to New York, but McGregor, currently bouncing between the Canadian set of the Earhart biopic "Amelia" and the Rome set of "Angels and Demons," wasn't deterred. And this time, his wife even learned to ride a motorbike so she could take a stage with them.
To find out what happens when a major star embarks on a "Road Rules"-style adventure, catch "Long Way Down" on August 2 on FOX Reality.
[Photo: Scottish Actors]
It's a pity Jaunted doesn't have a "What took you so long?" tag, because that's our reaction to the brand new Harley-Davidson Museum, which will open its doors in Milwaukee on July 12. The iconic American motorcycle manufacturer, whose hogs, sportsters and softails have been ridden by everyone from Evel Knievel to Dennis Rodman, will finally tap into a surefire revenue stream when the 20-acre museum complex welcomes a curious mix of grizzled gang members, paunchy weekenders and Biker Build-off inspired grommets.
While Harley-Davidson has offered tours at its facilities in Wisconsin and Pennsylvania for years, the museum marks the first time a cohesive history of the company has been assembled in one place. More than 400 motorcycles provide a living timeline for a brand that at once symbolizes outlaw culture and apple-pie American ideals, while two garden areas provide a natural oasis away from the rumbling pistons with views of the Menomonee River.
While the museum's grand opening is sure to draw a crowd, the real party will take place August 28-31, when Harley celebrates its 105th anniversary with concerts and commemorations of its two-wheeled empire. But seriously, guys, it took you 105 years to open up a museum? Free-spirited indeed.
[Photo: Harley-Davidson Museum]
Ewan McGregor has just wrapped up his 15,000 mile, 20 country motorcycle trip with his buddy Charley Boorman. Even though the three month trip sounds a bit more Mad Max than Star Wars, we'd still love to follow in his footsteps. He and a friend, British actor Charley Boorman, left Scotland on motorcycles and rode south through Africa, stopping in Uganda and Malawi among other countries, drumming up good will for UNICEF.
Surprisingly, this isn't the first time McGregor has taken an ultra-long bike trip: In 2004, he rode east from London, across Mongolia and in to New York City, a journey that was turned into a book and TV show.
· Celeb Travel [Jaunted]
South Dakota may be a quiet, dusty state 358 days a year, but next month, from August 6 through 12, engines roar, black leather abounds, and hogs take over.
And no, we're not talking about pork and bacon.
Since 1938, Harley Davidson fanatics from across the country and around the world have been flocking to the unlikely town of Sturgis, South Dakota for one of the largest motorcycle rallies on the globe. It ain't for the faint of heart.
The weeklong wonder includes 12 biker-themed events, like a half-mile race, road tours and hill climbs, with more than 6,000 spectators. World-class tattoo artists line the streets for those looking to get inked, and hundreds of leather and t-shirt stands open for the once-a-year event that takes over all of Sturgis's streets.
Sturgis rally party planners even have lovebirds covered, with Harley-themed wedding packages for the happy day.
Hotel rooms go fast, so it's best to book now. And based on the looks of this crowd, we say it's best to arrive on a Harley, not a Honda.