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Tuesday 29 July 2014

Kylie Minogue: GQ Italia Agosto 2014 - COVER

Kylie Minogue on the cover of next month’s GQ Italia - August 2014 edition.

That's all.

The 46 year old recreates the 1950s Coppertone Sunscreen ads. Cute.

I especially love the sub-head down the, er, bottom: "Provaci tu a 46 anni, se ce la fai."

Translation: "You try that at 46 years old, if you can."


It's not the first time Kylie has bared her butt, also for GQ (that time, for the UK edition):

And that Coppertone ad? Yep, you may have seen it recreated before:

'The Invisible Discriminator' - Stop. Think. Respect. Beyond Blue Viral Video

This Australian video by Beyond Blue is set to go viral.

And it should. You might shed a tear. I did.

Says the YouTube description:

Why should anyone be made to feel like crap, just for being who they are? 

Subtle or 'casual' racism can be just as harmful as more overt forms. Stop. Think. Respect. encourages everyone in Australia to check their behaviour. 

Share this video to help make a difference. For more info head here.

First, watch the video:

Kyle Sandilands: Engagement to Imogen Anthony

US radio and TV personality (he's also the brains behind 'Keeping Up With The Kardashians') Ryan Seacrest accidentally revealed today that Kyle Sandilands is to become engaged to longtime love Imogen Anthony.

"Well I was going to announce it next week…" said Kyle, to Ryan's sorry/not sorry moment.

Listen to the whole clip here.

So, who is Imogen?
Kyle is 42 and co-host of 'The Kyle and Jackie O Show'; Imogen is 22 year old model and fitness devotee - and fashion devotee. I follow Imogen on Instagram and kinda love her no nonsense attitude.
More than two years into their romance, the couple met at Kyle’s 40th birthday bash in June 2011. "We just sat in the corner and chatted all night," Kyle recalls.
"After the party night, we didn’t really leave each other’s side."
But one glance at her Instagram account tells another story. Barely a day goes by without Imogen documenting the couple’s ritzy life, complete with plenty of sultry selfies.
Imogen is from the small town of Bowral in rural NSW, and is a model, qualified beauty therapist, trained make up artist... and pre-Kyle worked part time in a classic car restoration panel shop.
Follow Imogen on Instagram here.
And expect a (now not so secret) magazine deal to hit newsstands next week!

Here's Imogen and Kyle at the Imogen's Maxim magazine photo shoot, including the cover, followed by shots from her Instagram page:

Imogen walks the runway in a “sand- kini” (yes, a 'bikini' made out of sand) by Bondi Bather at Swim show during Mercedes Benz Fashion Week

Photos from Imogen's Instagram account 

Monday 28 July 2014

'Dating Naked': Full Episode - VIDEO

'Dating Naked' - the new reality show. No clothes. Reality TV dating. With… no clothes.

A full ep for you right here.

Uh… you're welcome?

Updated: 'Dating Naked' now screens on Australian TV on Thursday nights at 8.30pm on the Eleven channel.

Sunday 27 July 2014

Ricki-Lee Coulter: 'Sunday Style' Nude Pic: PHOTO

Australian singer Ricki-Lee Coulter has just posted this message on social media along with this photo, from today's 'Sunday Style' magazine (the insert mag which comes with 'The Sunday Telegraph'), as part of the breathtaking shoot she did with the magazine:

I'm extremely comfortable in my skin, I always have been - and I've always tried to project that to other women. Being comfortable in your skin isn't about being perfect, because nobody's perfect! It's about being accepting of your so-called 'imperfections' and 'flaws' - embracing your body and loving yourself sick regardless! Women will always have a love-hate relationship with their bodies, it's just human nature…but happiness is the most beautiful thing in the world and it works wonders for everyone! When somebody is full of life and laughter and has a great energy - that is so attractive! I think when you are happy in your life, you have this radiance and this glow that doesn't' come from any cream or any amount of hours in the gym and it certainly doesn't come from the number on the scales or the tag of your jeans. And I truly pray that every woman finds that happiness in their lives. xxx
HUGE thank you to the amazingly talented team at Sunday Style for a beautiful shoot and an intimate and candid interview 

What do you think of the photo?

'The Block Glasshouse': Chris and Jenna - VIDEOS

I don't really watch reno shows. Actually… I don't watch them at all.

I don't renovate. The two homes my husband and I have lived in needed no renovation at all. This is not a coincidence.

But. The couple that will make me change my mind about renovation reality shows is this couple: Chris and Jenna.

Just based on what they look like, yes. And, based on this:

And here is another little get to know you clip of the couple, set to compete on 'The Block Glasshouse', on Channel 9.

No offence to the other couples in this series, and no offence to all the genetically blessed, obv also chosen for the very good looks, perfect for TV and later endorsement deals couples, but these two… perfection.

They come from Campbelltown. They met in a church group. They're interracial. She's part Maltese, Aussie and Aboriginal. His heritage is Chinese and Indonesian. Love this melting pot of realness.

And they laugh... a lot.

I look forward to seeing the antics they get up to… my bet is that this duo will be the most real, most refreshing couple we've seen on Australian reality TV - reno show or otherwise - in a very long time. Maybe, ever.

Here is the whole new batch of couples for 'The Block Glasshouse':

'The Block Glasshouse' starts on Sunday July 27 at 6.30pm on Channel Nine, then on at 7.30pm Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.

Friday 25 July 2014

How Sylvia Jeffreys wakes up with 'Today': VIDEO

I love this.

Have you ever wondered what breakfast TV hosts get up to EVERY single weekday (or weekend, for the Saturday/Sunday brekkie shows) before they front the show? And how the hell they do that 3am-ish start? And look decent?

I always love watching the Today show I've recorded and seeing slightly sheepish eyes when they kick off at 5.30am, which widen with each half hour. They look polished and are fantastically alert at 5.30am! But there are some things good makeup just can't hide… a face that says: "I wanted a sleep in today, argh!" 

This is what they do, what Sylvia Jeffreys does when she fronts the Channel Nine studio so early in the AM.

Watch Today show weekdays from 5.30am and weekends from 7.00am on Channel 9.

Like TODAY on Facebook:https://Facebook.com/IWakeUpWithTODAY

Follow TODAY on Twitter: http://Twitter.com/TheTodayShow

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Thursday 24 July 2014

Fifty Shades Of Grey - Trailer OFFICIAL

The 'Fifty Shades Of Grey' extended official trailer has just released. World goes a little nuts.


Brands and the City: all the brands in Sex And the City - VIDEO

Set to go viral, this.

The YouTube video, 'Brands and the City: All the brands in Sex And the City', just uploaded by artist Pierre Buttin.

He's taken the time to cut mini clips from all six seasons (even alphabetised!) by brand names name-dropped in SATC. It's fantastic.

The YouTube description says:

Most mentioned brands:
1. Vogue (36 times)
2. Martini (34 times)
3. Yankees (26 times)
4. Knicks (25 times)
5. New York Times (24 times)
6. Manolo Blahnik (16 times)
7. Dolce & Gabbana (15 times)
8. Prada, Post-it (14 times each)
9. Chanel (13 times)
10. Gucci (12 times)

There are 324 different brands and 838 total occurrences.


You can follow more of Pierre's work on his site here.

Harmony Freebush on vaginas + Stefan Van Der Blöed on period cramps: Carefree Ads - VIDEOS

I'll just leave these here, the new Carefree ads for Australia.

Harmony Freebush gives her take on all things vagina, and Stefan Van Der Blöed gives his take on period cramps. Watch:


73 Questions with Blake Lively - Vogue: VIDEO + 'Preserve' Launch

Gosh, who doesn't like Blake Lively? Who? I want names.

In this video, you'll love her more.

In the series of videos by Vogue (US edition), Blake is asked 73 questions in rapid succession.

Says the YouTube description:

"We catch up with Blake Lively before she launched her company, Preserve, to bake cupcakes (sadly, not at the Blakery), ask some questions, and discover our next new obsession. Truffle pappardelle at Citarella? On our way."

Here's is all of what she said:

For more videos, go here: http://www.youtube.com/vogue

Visit Vogue Videos for more: http://video.vogue.com

73 Questions with Blake Lively — Vogue (Credits):

Starring: Blake Lively

Created by Joe Sabia. Produced by Original Media. Photographs by Jacqueline M. Koh. Shot on location at thekitchentablenyc.com

And now, Blake's just-launched lifestyle site, Preserve.

She writes in her opening editor's letter:

“I’m no editor, no artisan, no expert. And certainly no arbiter of what you should buy, wear, or eat. I am hungry, though ... and not just for enchiladas. I’m hungry for experience.”
She continues:
“Here at Preserve there are people, stories, essays, videos and goods which hopefully inspire your home, your style and your tongue.
“There’s expensive stuff. Inexpensive stuff. And everything in between. But their value, is up to you. We may romanticise it, calling it treasure. What we’re really saying is, we see worth on every level.”
You can visit it here.
And you like the page on Facebook here.
I really like it. Let me know what you think, too!

Wednesday 23 July 2014

'The Bachelor' Australia, Blake Garvey: VIDEO sneak peek

Are you a fan of 'The Bachelor'?

I have been, for eons. Oh, what? I love love, even if it for a TV show.

The US series always kept me kinda hooked, and I really enjoyed seeing how the Australian version 'translated' the series for Aussies.

Last year, it was Tim Robards who won the heart of Anna Heinrech. (They're still together).

And now… season 2!

This time, it's 31 year old Blake Garvey as The Bachelor.

And here are the 24 new girls - aged between 23 and 33 - all vying for his attention… and the very final rose.

From all around Australia, we have a dog groomer, a nurse and an interior designer, a 'beach babe' and a country girl:

Here is an extended sneak peek:

Yes, for the first time… a world exclusive twist: a white rose! That's in amongst the usual reds. Eek, what's going to happen? One thing is for sure: "I didn't come here to make friends" will be uttered as least once during the very first ep.

Personally, I never got over this, from series one:

I thought Ali was a dead cert. That loving look, with tear-filled eyes… but, it was not to be. Sniff.

'The Bachelor' Australia premieres on Channel Ten tonight 7.30 Wednesday July 30.

Join the conversation with this hashtag: #TheBachelorAU

Monday 21 July 2014

Sky News Colin Brazier Clip: MH17 victims' belongings

This just-in Vine (short clip) shows the moment Sky News reporter Colin Brazier recognises he has made a mistake by rummaging through a deceased passenger's belongings at the site of the wreckage of the missile-shot Malaysia Airlines plane MH17.

Here is the caption and clip from Vine user Mick Convey:

Amazing moment @skynews Colin Brazier realises that as he's going through #MH17victims belongings, what he is doing is just wrong.

Click here for the clip.

What do you think?

A gross invasion of privacy for the deceased, or journos giving us an insight into the disaster and what Australian and international officials are dealing with?

A spokesman for Sky News said: "Today whilst presenting from the site of the MH17 air crash, Colin Brazier reflected on the human tragedy of the event and showed audiences the content of one of the victims’ bags. Colin immediately recognised that this was inappropriate and said so on air. 

"Both Colin and Sky News apologise profusely for any offence caused."

Colin Brazier later gave a moving account of coming across scores of human remains at the site.

He said: "I’ve been walking around, coming across body parts all the time, many of them charred beyond recognition. Men, women and children, indeterminate frankly, you can’t tell. Very often you are looking at charred spines, that’s all that’s left."

Sunday 20 July 2014

'Fifty Shades of Grey': Trailer Sneak Peek - VIDEO

JUST in: the 'Fifty Shades of Grey' trailer sneak peek:

'The Wife Killer': 60 Minutes Australia Extended interview with Toni McHugh

Just in: 'Extra Minutes' - additional video (not screened tonight) from the 60 Minutes Australia interview with Gerard Baden-Clay's mistress of four years Toni McHugh.

"I felt judged from day one," says Toni.

Here is the clip:

Thursday 17 July 2014

"Weird Al" Yankovic: FOIL (Parody of "Royals" by Lorde) - VIDEO

Another day, another "Weird Al" Yankovic video release.

The CollegeHumor YouTube site says:

"We partnered with "Weird Al" to create this music video for his new album, "Mandatory Fun." Also featuring Patton Oswalt, Tom Lennon, and Robert Ben Garant."

"Weird Al" Yankovic's new album Mandatory Fun out now:http://smarturl.it/MandatoryFun

"Weird Al" Yankovic - Word Crimes: VIDEO

Two days old. Four million YouTube views.

It's "Weird Al" Yankovic's latest parody: 'Word Crimes'.



Worst part: "…Cause you write like a spastic."

Really, "Weird Al"?!

Mickey Mouse Proposal: Jehan & Vish - VIDEO

Set to go viral is this Aussie couple's wedding proposal video.

It's a Mickey Mouse wedding proposal by Jehan for his girl Vish… watch:

Jehan Ratnatung is an Australian comedian working for YouTube in Los Angeles who incorporated all of his girlfriend's favourite things into his marriage proposal.
Jehan secretly flew back from Los Angeles to Melbourne; the proposal begins when one of Vish's friends shows her a video of her most-loved Disney characters Mickey and Minnie Mouse recreating her favourite Bollywood song.

She's then told in the video to answer the doorbell, where she is met by a life-size Mickey Mouse who leads her out to the street and instructs her to sit down on a seat in the driveway.

After a slew of Mickeys breaks out into a medley of Michael Jackson and Beyonce songs, and while Vish cries and laughs her way through the entire performance, little does she know Jehan had flown back in secret. He had also been taking dance lessons with The Secret Garden of Dance in Victoria, and recruited a whole heap of his friends and family to make the proposal happen.

One Mickey takes his costume head off to reveal it's Jehan!

He leads Vish out to the middle of the street to the tune of 'Hey There Delilah', gets down on one knee and proposes to his girlfriend.

Jehan then shouts, "She said yes!"

Jehan is a successful comedian whose YouTube channel has over 100,00 subscribers, and this proposal video is set to go viral.

ADD Jehan ON FACEBOOK: http://www.fb.com/jehansvideos

Duke The Dog: Final Days - PHOTOS + VIDEO

The Roberts family knew they had to put their beloved dog, Duke, to sleep after cancer ravaged his body. And so, they decided to make his final day on Earth his most special.

His owner, Jordan Roberts, scheduled his euthanising with a US, Houston veterinarian for Monday, July 7, according to this site, http://www.robynarouty.com/i-died-today/ - they took the pics.

Before saying goodbye to Duke, the family wanted  to take him out to enjoy special things Roberts asked her friend and animal lover, photographer Robyn Arouty, to capture the dog's final moments. Here is a tribute video, with photos below:

Read the story of Duke's last day below from Robyn Arouty and visit Robyn Arouty Photography for more.
  • "I Died Today" by Duke Roberts
    Robyn Arouty Photography

    And I ate a lot of hamburgers. We had a party.
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    And I laughed.
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    And I thought about how much I'm going to miss it here.
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    We told jokes.
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    We were serious.
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    My friends from next door came to see me. They’re twins. When someone offered them one of my hamburgers, one said, “No thank you. I don’t want to take any from Dukey.”
  • Robyn Arouty Photography
    Kristen came to see me. She’s a hoot. She’s my groomer. And my buddy.
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    While we were waiting for the vet to come, Kristen said we were going for a walk. Then someone said, “How about a play in the water at the splash park down the street?” So off we went!
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    “You know I’m going to miss you, right?”
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    "And you too, right?"
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    “I need you to help me watch over my family.”
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    “Did you hear me? This is all I want!”
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    We got wet today.
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    We smiled today.
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    We felt grateful today.
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    We broke the rules today.
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    I listened to the kids play off in the distance. And thought about my two babies at home. I loved protecting them.
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    I relaxed today.
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    I felt no pain. Even though the tumor grew so big.
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    I felt the love today.
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    I said goodbye to my beautiful friend Kira. She “saw” me standing over everybody before the doctor said it was time. I was excited & jumping & happy.
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    Well, I didn’t say goodbye. I said ’til we meet again.
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    God, I was lucky. Our time was short. But you both gave me a second chance & we lived it up together. You love when I look at you. I’ll never stop.
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    Always, Dukey.