Ugly Betty star Vanessa Williams loves showing off the noisy present she was bought for her 40th birthday - a Maserati coupe sports car.
The actress/singer says the gift is the envy of her fellow cast mates, but she is allowed such extravagance because she is older.
She says, "It's really fast - plus I get big props from the guys on the set of Ugly Betty because I can handle it. They love to hear me zoom up and screech to a halt.
"Being able to get the toys I want is one of the true luxuries of getting older. I wish I'd always known about options like climate control - to think, I used to just roll down a window!"