EVEN the recession cant come between boys and their toys. Beds with built-in televisions -- aimed at the male market -- have become the latest must-have accessory. Furniture retailers report that sales of the 3,000-plus man beds, complete with hidden, pop-up high-definition televisions, have soared. While demand for other household items, especially white goods, has faltered in the economic slump, the number of customers willing to spend four or five times the average price of a bed for extra comfort and access to entertainment has risen 50 per cent in the last year. Pimped-up beds first became a Man bed mania London Lite Friday, 25 September 2009 21 Ruggersyogafansshowasofterside BY MARK BLUNDEN Pimped-upmodelswithbuilt-inTVsflyoutoftheshops Economic bounce: 3,000 beds with HD tellys are latest boys toy phenomenon in America five years ago and were launched in the UK in 2007. Peter Burt, director of online bed retailer Righteous & Co, said: We got them in stock just as things started going wrong with the banks and the economy, so we were a bit anxious, but theyve really taken off -- especially in the last year. Retailers believe people are choosing luxury beds because they cannot move house during the recession, and so are making their present home more comfortable. THEYRE big, theyre tough-- and they love yoga. England rugby stars swapped their usual rough-and-tumble scrums for inner peace poses when they practised their yoga stretching technique this week, as part of preparations for the forthcoming autumn Test season. Simon Shaw, Tom Croft and Andrew Sheridan sought serenity during a new Rugby Fit training programme in the state-of-the-art Virgin Active health club at Twickenham Stadium. Prop Sheridan admitted he is an advocate of yoga exercises. He said: Ive used both yoga and Pilates before. Theyre good for flexibility. The trio, who toured South Africa as part of the Lions team over the summer, are in the England squad currently training for their first Test match -- against Australia -- which is on 7 November. Stretching out: Simon Shaw, Tom Croft and Andrew Sheridan find inner peace Fast talkAn instant interviewwith... GINUWINE THE 33-year-old American R&B chart-topper has a new single, Last Chance/Trouble, which is out on Monday. Soul or hip hop? Hip hop because its my generation and it speaks more to me, plus I like the way you can dance to it. Thriller or Off The Wall? Thriller (left). Its a masterpiece. Whitney Houston or Mariah Carey? Back in the day Id have to say Whitney but now its Mariah. Bar or club? I still go to clubs to find out whats going on with music. Suit or jeans? I like to handle my business and usually people take you more seriously when youre in a suit. Cristal or chardonnay? I dont drink any more, but back in the day I would take Cristal. Beyonc or Solange Knowles? Are you serious? Beyonc, man. Ive hardly heard anything by Solange. American Idol or Americas Got Talent? American Idol because its the original. Simon Cowell or Paula Abdul (right)? Paula. I find her sexy. Facebook or Twitter? I dont use them. Madonna or Prince? Prince because hes more about the music. Ginuwines album A Mans Thoughts is out on 5 October. He performs at IndigO2 on 12-13 October. SIMON BUTTON Thriller or Off The Wall? Thriller (left). Its a masterpiece. Whitney Houston or Mariah Carey? have to say Whitney index.html2.html3.html4.html5.html6.html7.html8.html9.html10.html11.html12.html13.html14.html15.html16.html17.html18.html19.html20.html21.html22.html23.html24.html25.html26.html27.html28.html29.html30.html31.html32.html33.html34.html35.html36.html37.html38.html39.html40.html41.html42.html43.html44.html45.html46.html47.html