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Wednesday 30 September 2015

Gogglebox Australia - series two: VIDEO from series oneGogglebox Australia - season two

The surprise TV hit 'Gogglebox' is back on our screens!

Again, it will screen first on Foxtel, then on Channel Ten the next night.

Words can't describe how happy I am about this... I am inexplicably hooked on this series.

It's basically people watching TV... and we watch them. Boring? NO!

Here are the details for the new series (number two) and the hashtag - #GoggleboxAU - on  Wednesdays at 9.30pm AEDT on the LifeStyle Channel and Thursdays at 8.30pm on Channel Ten.

Some clips from series one:

Tuesday 29 September 2015

New Facebook feature: 'Nearby Friends', explained

Have you noticed the new Facebook feature which snuck into your phone overnight?

It's called Nearby Friends, and here is how it works.

On their site, Facebook says:

Today we are beginning to roll out a new feature called Nearby Friends that you can choose to turn on. Nearby Friends helps you discover which friends are nearby or on the go.
If you turn on Nearby Friends, you’ll occasionally be notified when friends are nearby, so you can get in touch with them and meet up. For example, when you’re headed to the movies, Nearby Friends will let you know if friends are nearby so you can see the movie together or meet up afterward.

Nearby Friends is an optional feature. You can choose who can see if you’re nearby (for example: your friends, close friends, or a specific friends list) and you can turn it on and off at any time.

Sharing your location with Nearby Friends goes two ways — you and your friends both have to turn on Nearby Friends and choose to share with each other to see when you’re nearby. Your friends will only be able to see that you’re nearby if you share this info with them and vice versa.

Find your friends nearby and meet up
If you turn on Nearby Friends, you can also choose to share a precise location with the particular friends you choose for a set period of time, such as the next hour. When you share your precise location, the friend you choose will see exactly where you are on a map, which helps you find each other. Then you can meet up and spend time together.

See when your friends are traveling

When Nearby Friends is on, you can see when your friends are traveling if they’re also using this feature and sharing with you. You’ll be able to see the city or neighborhood they are in, including on their profile. When you see a friend visiting a place you’ve been, it’s the perfect opportunity to send a recommendation for a great restaurant. You can also make last-minute plans to meet up with a friend who happens to be in the same place you’re headed to.
Nearby Friends will be available on Android and iPhone in the US over the coming weeks. To learn more about Nearby Friends, visit our Help Center.

Gigi Hadid Instagram Post: Body-Shaming Shutdown PHOTO + VIDEO

Gigi Hadid, international model, gorgeous catwalk-er, featured in the video clip for the Calvin Harris song 'How Deep Is Your Love' (see below).

This is what she looks like: healthy, beautiful, strong, and in her own words, she has an athletic body:

But, she has clearly had enough of the fat shamer, and had just posted THIS on Instagram:

I know, can you believe she even has to say any of the above?

Here she is explaining herself - again - in an E News clip:

And more of that 'bodacious' (remember that word) bod, all images from the Australian Seafolly swimwear campaign:

Thursday 24 September 2015

Sam Frost: 'The Bachelorette' Fashion 2015

Sam Frost.

The first ever 'The Bachelorette' for Australia.

She's had a makeover since her 'The Bachelor' days, and she looks fantastic with darker locks, and beautiful makeup and styling.

Here is Sam's dress from episode one, with credits below, and hyperlinked to the sites.

Jewels: Samantha Wills

Shoes: Pink Ink

Episode two:

Jewels: Samantha Wills
Shoes: Pink Ink

Episode three:

Bonus look: casual!

Dress: Aurelio Costarella
Jewellery: Samantha Wills
Shoes: Pink Ink

Episode four:

Dress: Aurelio Costarella
Jewels: Samantha Wills
Shoes: Pink Ink

Episode five:

Dress: Aurelio Costarella

Jewels: Samantha Wills
Shoes: Pink Ink

Keep checking back in for what Sam wears each week, with photos and credits.

'The Bachelorette' Men: 2015, Australia PHOTOS

So, what did you think of the new (first ever!) batch of 'The Bachelorette' men for 2015, all "there for the right reasons" for Sam Wood, Australia's first 'Bachelorette'?

Here they are:

And here is the gorgeous Sam, and her reaction when she met Sasha:

And the funniest assessment of the guys, via the vine.com.au

Sam Frost in Maxim: PHOTOS

And the Sam Frost interview.

Here is Michael's profile, below:


Age: 34
Occupation: Professional Football Player
State: QLD

After playing for top football clubs across Europe, this sporty Bachelor returned to Australia to play in the national A-League. Motivated Michael spends the off-season focusing on his property and technology business interests. With his parents recently celebrating their 42nd wedding anniversary, Michael is hoping to follow in their footsteps and score the ultimate goal: finding long-lasting love.
What made you want to be part of The Bachelorette Australia?
I thought it would be a great experience to find love.

How would you describe your perfect woman?
Someone with really good family values, likes the simple things in life, isn’t arrogant and is like talking to your best friend. 
How are you going to stand out from the other Bachelors? 
I’ll just be myself. Last I checked, there is only one of me on the planet. 
What are your thoughts on blind dates? 
I take them like a grain of salt. If someone sets one up, I’ll happily go on it, but I don’t go in expecting to meet the love of my life, hence I’m still single. 

Are you a romantic? 
Yes. The most romantic thing I’ve ever done is surprised my girlfriend at the time with a little puppy and a little red ribbon at work, then laid rose petals at home and cooked her a dinner when she was doing it pretty tough. 

Describe your dream date.
Apart from taking a private jet to Paris for a weekend, I would say an evening boat ferry ride down the Brisbane River with some drinks and then stopping at one of my favourite restaurants. Some great food and wine then maybe some dessert and some post-dinner drinks with good music.

Wednesday 23 September 2015

Nickelodeon Slimefest 2015: TICKETS + INFO + VIDEOS

Do you like to get slimed?

Or perhaps you like to watch others get drenched in the green stuff!

I am of course talking about Slimefest, the annual Nickelodeon event which takes place each school holidays at this time, in Sydney and Melbourne, and of course, in the USA each year, where we see fabulous footage of celebrities getting green goo all over their faces and perfect outfits. Here is a show reel of THAT madness, the Slimefest Hall Of Fame:

Fans in the vicinity of the sprouting green stuff delight in getting covered, too - and you can take part in the fun this Friday (in Sydney) and Sunday (in Melbourne).

Each year, the line up is hotly anticipated... here is who to expect:

Aussie heartthrob RAHART ADAMS - who will host NICKELODEON’S SLIMEFEST.




Tickets are on sale now via: SLIMEFEST.COM.AU




Here is the very cool line-up:

And some fab vids:

Here is a cool behind the scenes vid with 'The Morning Show' from last year, with Cody Simpson (who performed in 2014), and Kylie Gillies:


Here is the fab Cosentino:

And the fab Rahart, above!

Check out a highlights clip from last year’s show below:

Aussie teen superstar, Rahart Adams (Nickelodeon’s Every Witch Way, ABC’s Nowhere Boys) is getting primed for slime as the host of Nickelodeon’s fourth annual SLIMEFEST!

The homegrown star, best known for playing Jax Nova on Nickelodeon’s hit tele nova series (produced in the U.S.), Every Witch Way, will be joined by International Magician of the Year, Cosentino for a show that is sure to be filled with messy, magical mayhem!page1image8296

“I’m so excited to be hosting SLIMEFEST and dishing out loads of the green good-stuff throughout the show. It’s going to get crazy!” said Rahart.

“I can’t wait to get on-stage at SLIMEFEST and give kids and families the performance of a life-slime! I have a few tricks up my sleeve and trust me, it’s going to get messy,” said Cosentino.

YouTube sensation, BOYCE AVENUE will headline SLIMEFEST 2015, as part of a stellar line-up including THE VERONICAS, TIMMY TRUMPET and SAVAGE, AT SUNSET, REECE MASTIN and SAMANTHA JADE.

SLIMEFEST is a family-friendly music festival, featuring stars, DJs, live performances by local and international artists and tonnes of Nickelodeon’s trademark green slime. Sydney will be slimed on Friday, 25 September for two shows – 11am and 6pm and Melbourne on Sunday, 27 September for two shows – 11am and 6pm.

Tickets are on-sale now for both Sydney and Melbourne’s 11am and 6pm shows via the official SLIMEFEST website – www.slimefest.com.au

To produce SLIMEFEST, Nickelodeon has partnered with Nice Events, a company produced by the Directors of BigDog Creative and Killrockstar Entertainment, focusing on family and youth entertainment.

A SLIMEFEST 90 minute special will air exclusively on Nickelodeon on Monday, 28 September at 5pm.



Born in Melbourne, Australia, Rahart Adams stars as Jax Nova on the hit Nickelodeon tele novella style series, Every Witch Way (produced in the United States). He started his acting career after being offered a guest role in the Australian television soap opera Neighbours as Alistair O'Laughlin. Rahart then went on to play the lead role of Sam on the hit ABC 3 series, Nowhere Boys. Extending his talent from TV series to features, Rahart landed a starring role in U.S. Nickelodeon original movie Liar, Liar Vampire, which airs on Nickelodeon in Australia this October.


Cosentino has been called "a supercharged showman” by News Corp, "the most dominant figure currently in Australian entertainment" by Radio 2GB and is said to “mirror the legendary Harry Houdini” by the LA Times. A true entertainment trailblazer, Cosentino was the first magician to have his own TV shows in Australia. These prime-time specials were a ratings bonanza, averaging 1.3 million viewers per episode (source: Oztam) and they have now been broadcast in over 40 countries. Cosentino is Live Nation Australia's highest selling touring act and in 2015 undertook his biggest live tour of Australia, selling out 13 shows in record time. This year, his Twisted Reality live show has been staged to full houses across Asia and New Zealand. Cosentino is quickly becoming an international phenomenon, racking up an impressive list of achievements. He has been awarded the prestigious Merlin Award, acknowledging him as the 'International Magician of the Year' (previous winners include David Copperfield, Penn & Teller and Criss Angel) and has recently been announced as the 'International Escape Artist of the Year'. Already regarded as this country's most successful magician, illusionist and escapologist, Cosentino continues to push the boundaries of what's possible both here in Australia and internationally.
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Boyce Avenue is a Florida-based band, consisting of three brothers Alejandro, Fabian, and Daniel Manzano. In 2007, the band decided to start filming and posting videos on YouTube performing their own songs, as well as some of their favourite songs by other popular artists. To date the band’s YouTube channel has amassed over 1.8 billion views and 7 million subscribers, making them the biggest independent band on the network. The band has also amassed 540,000 Twitter followers and over 2.9 million Facebook subscribers. Over the past three years, Boyce Avenue has played for over 400,000 people in 20 countries and five continents, including United States, Canada, Australia, Asia, Brazil, Europe and the United Kingdom.


The Veronicas hail from Brisbane, Australia, where twin sisters, Jess and Lisa Origliasso began working in show business at the age of five. The Veronicas’ new single “If You Love Someone” has entered at #5 on the ARIA Singles Chart. Their ARIA #1, double platinum single “You Ruin Me” continues to impact charts around the globe, recently debuting at #8 on the UK Singles Chart.


Sydney DJ and producer Timmy Trumpet recently took out the top spot in the 2015 inthemix50 poll of Australia’s favourite DJs and producers. Timmy’s win comes after the biggest 12 months of his career, with his Savage collaboration “Freaks” going a whopping five times platinum in Australia and reaching #3 on the ARIA Singles Chart, making it the highest selling single in label Ministry of Sound’s history! Timmy’s last three singles have all reached the #1 spot on the ARIA Club Chart and he’s just returned from a massive sold out tour of Europe. Timmy has just released his latest single “Toca”, a collaboration with US DJ/producer Carnage, and he’ll be sure to get the crowd jumping at his SLIMEFEST debut with his DJing and live trumpet playing!


With an appetite for success bigger than a rampaging Godzilla, Savage is breaking all the dance music rules. Who else dominated the airwaves and hung two quadruple platinum selling singles plaques on their wall in 2014? The voice behind the four times platinum selling dance record, “Swing” with Joel Fletcher and viral radio smash hit “Freaks” with Timmy Trumpet is Savage. The five times platinum “Freaks” is now a bona fide global dance anthem, charting on the global Shazam chart and amassing over 70 million views online. Having reached #3 on the ARIA Singles Chart in Australia and #1 in Savage’s home country of New Zealand, “Freaks” has gone on to be a chart success all over Europe and picked up by Republic Records in the US. With Savage just releasing his brand new single “Like Michael Jackson” with an awesome video to match, the international rampage of Savage is just starting!


At Sunset features Adelaide brothers Harrison and Andrew Kantarias, and their good mate Tom Jay Williams. In the two years since coming together, the band have amassed well over 5 million views on YouTube and over a million likes on their Facebook page, capturing the eye of audiences globally. In 2014, At Sunset finished a promotional tour of the USA, performing at the Mall of America and to a sell-out crowd at the CINCO 2 festival in Los Angeles. The boys aren't resting, as so far in 2015, the band has been announced Nova FM's Fresh Discovery and debuted their official single “EVERY LITTLE THING.”


On 1 May, Reece Mastin released a rocking new five track EP called “Rebel and the Reason” – a new sound for the hugely popular artist, who won Australia’s ‘X-Factor’ in 2011. The new EP follows on from three Top 5 ARIA charting single and two Top 5 ARIA charting albums (‘Reece Mastin’ and ‘Beautiful Nightmare’). Two were Number One – debut single “Good Night” was the fastest selling digital single for previous label Sony Music – and later, “Shout It Out.”


Samantha Jade is a successful Australian singer, songwriter, actress and former child model from Perth, Western Australia. Her brand new single “Shake That” features Pitbull and is produced by Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds. Hotly anticipated, this single will be released 17 July and is a song about female empowerment and bringing back some girl power.

The social media hashtag for the day is: #SLIMEFEST

And you can follow them on:
@Nickelodeon_AU – Official Nickelodeon account
@NickPR – Nickelodeon Australia PR account

Instagram: @Nickelodeon_au

Like them on Facebook here: Facebook.com/NickelodeonAustralia

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