Kylie Minogue hairstyle


Kylie Minogue hairstyle

Kylie Minogue travelled 30 years back in time and looked like she had stepped straight out of the 80s when hit the town of London wearing her spiral perm. The 47-year-old superstar appeared with her spiral perm during an outing with her fiance Joshua Sasse, 28. Her hairstyle gave fans a flashback of the perm she sported during her time playing Charlene on Neighbours back in the 80s. Photo is from Queens bday in 2018.
Kylie stepped out with Sasse for dinner at the Wolseley restaurant after performing at a wedding in London.
The pop star wore her bleach blonde hair in tight curls and looked as if she has barely aged a day since she was wearing the same hairstyle 30 years ago.
Along with her wild hair, she wore a chic black top and trousers, as well as a pair of high-heels.
Back in the 80s, Kylie's curly hair became her trademark after she launched her career in Neighbours and then set out to take the world of pop music by storm.
For fans worldwide, it looks like she might have revived her initial look, but the makeover might go unnoticed on her young lover, Sasse, who was born the same month Kylie released her first single, I Should Be So Lucky, in December 1987.
During the romantic dinner, people could spot the sparkling engagement ring which she accepted from Joshua earlier this year.
Kylie met the young actor while filming TV show Galavant in September, and she confirmed the romance two months later.
They announced their engagement in February when they confirmed the nuptials in a newspaper announcement.
The statement read: “The engagement is announced between Joshua, son of the late Dominic Sasse and of Mary Heale (nee Macauley), of Herefordshire, and Kylie, eldest daughter of Ronald and Carol Minogue, of Melbourne, Australia.”
The singer has previously shrugged off the nearly two decades gap between the couple, telling a radio station in her native Australia: “I think the general consensus is, we kind of look right together. So even though on paper it might not look right, it just is right. He is an absolutely brilliant, brilliant guy. And even if I try and act cool and natural, it's written all over my face that I am very happy.”
She has also been particularly effusive about the happiness she has found with Sasse, confessing that she had “a love in my life, which is just a beautiful thing”, and even letting drop that she might want to start a family. “If that were to happen that would be incredible.”


Gay Comedians Get Married


Gay Comedians Get Married

Same-sex marriage has been legal in Australia since 9 December 2017 but this article looks back when it was not possible.

Since they could not marry their actual loves, comedians Zoe Coombs Marr and Rhys Nicholson, who are both gay, got hitched in a Melbourne ceremony as a protest against Australia's prohibition on same-sex marriage.
The wedding took place as part of the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, where Coombs Marr took out the prestigious Barry Award for best show.
The protest was in fact a colourful party with music, dances, mock protesters and an impressive cast of Australian comedians.
But not everything was a party. There were some serious moments as well. For instance, comedian Hannah Gadsby gave a powerful speech, saying the “think of the children” argument commonly used against same-sex marriage is actually one in favour of gay marriage.
“When you say to a person, ‘No. You cannot join in. You do not belong in this community', the end of that sentence is not the end of the story. The ramifications are traumatic to the individual,” she said.
“Rhys and Zoe are doing this for all of the children. Because at the moment, what we are doing in this country is saying to all of the children that it is OK to exclude a minority. It is OK to be a bully,” Gadsby continued.
“Through their union, filled with love and disrespect, from both within and without, what Rhys and Zoe would like to say to all children is that being inclusive is just as important as being included.”
The ceremony's grand finale features the bride and the groom declining to kiss each other and opting instead for giving a passionate kiss to their same-sex partners.
“The idea came to me in a dressing room,” she said. “I was in drag, dressed as a man, and Rhys was in semi-drag as an androgynous dandy. Rhys said, ‘We look like a really fucked up wedding couple'.”
“We thought it was pretty funny, and the idea stuck in my head. I thought it was something we could do to assert ourselves in a way that was fun but also quite provocative.”
According to Coombs Marr, the event was a “massive farce”.
“It is a farce that we can't get married, that we're still talking about this in 2016,” she said. “We want to say, come on guys, this is really silly. We can't marry our partners but we can marry each other.”
Apart from its goal to protest and to entertain, the ceremony also served as a fundraiser for LGBTI youth charity Minus18. The Melbourne-based group run events - including same-sex and gender diverse formals - and provide resources and support to LGBTI youth.
“It's really important that young people are getting the message that their relationships are their own and as valid as anybody else's,” said Coombs Marr.


Splendour in the Grass


Splendour in the Grass

Splendour in the Grass is an Australian music and arts festival that takes place every year since 2001. Traditionally, the festival is held in Byron Bay, New South Wales, except for two years since its inauguration when it was held in Woodford, Queensland. The 2013 festival was the first to be held at the new North Byron Parklands locations, to much controversy from festival goers and the local community. The buzz recently happened in 20 - 22 JULY 2018.

The festival was created and promoted by the Village Sounds and Secret Service music companies, and began in 2001 as a one-day gathering for festival goers looking for an event in winter as it is a period when there are not that many events of this nature. The festival evolved into a two-day event in 2002.
As well as the latest and top music from Australia and overseas, the festival also features local arts and crafts and cuisine.
Since 2014, the festival holds up to 30,000 and it is considered Australia's largest winter music festival.
Splendour in the Grass was awarded the Faster Louder Festival Award for “Favourite Line Up” in 2009. “Ode: Intimations of Immortality”, by English poet William Wordsworth, was the inspiration for the naming of the event.
In 2016, the headline includes The Strokes (only Australian show), The Cure, Flume, The Avalanches (only Australian show), James Blake, At the Drive-in, Violent Soho, Hermitude, Band of Horses, Sigur Ros, Santigold, Matt Corby, Sticky Fingers, Boy & Bear, Jake Bugg, the 1975, Leon Bridges, Duke Dumong (DJ Set), James Vincent McMorrow, Courtney Barnett, The Kills, The Preatures, What so not, Years & YEars, Gang of Youths, Illy, Peter, Bjorn & John, Golden Features, Crystal Fighters, Ball Park Music, Tegan & Sara, DMA's, Hayden James, City Calm Down, Snakehips, Mark Lanegan Band, Michael Kiwanuka, Jagwar Ma, Jack Garratt, King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, The Jungle Giants, The Internet, Motez, Marlon Williams & The Yarra Benders, Lido, Emma Louise, Kim Churchill, Nothing But Thieves, Kacy Hill, Slumberjack, Robert Forster, Beach Slang, Boo Seeka, Ganz, Spring King, Melbourne Ska Orchestra, Fat White Family, Total Giovanni, Methyl Ethel, Slum Sociable, LDRU, In Loving Memory of Szymon, Blossoms, High Tension, Roland Tings, Sampa The Great, The Wild Feathres, Harts, NGAIIRE, Montaigne, Tired Lion, Green Buzzard, Jess Kent, Gold Class, Lucy Cliché, Opiuo, Mall Grab, Dom Dolla, Paces, Just a Gent, Dro Carey, Running Touch, Wafia, World Champion, Sui Zhen, Remi, Nicole Millar, Dreller, Feki, Kllo, Banoffee, Moonbase Commander, The Meeting Tree, Twinsy, Purple Sneaker DJ's, Human Movement, Planéte, Swick, Amateur Dance, Ribongia, among others.


Australian most famous celebs


Cate Blanchett

They are a mix of good looks, nice accents and mostly worldclass talent, which have propelled their careers in Hollywood and worldwide. Here are the most famous celebs from Australia.

First and foremost, Hugh Jackman. This heartthrob became famous for his portrayal of Wolverine in seven “X-Men” movies. However, that is not his best work compared to his incredible performances. Some people believe his most brilliant work has been as Jean Valjean in “Les Miserables”. Jackman was born in Sydney and started to focus on his career as an actor when he was 22.
Portia De Rossi became famous with her roles on “Ally McBeal,” “Arrested Development,” “Better Off Ted” and “Nip/Tuck.” Also many people know her as Ellen DeGeneres's wife, whom she's been married to since 2008. Portia was born in Horsham and raised in Grovedale before moving to the US in her early 20s.
Although Nicole Kidman was actually born in Hawaii, that was only during a temporary stay that her parents were undertaking in the United States. Kidman returned to Australia when she was 4. Later on in life, she made her way back to the US and performed in “Days of Thunder” in 1990 where she met her first husband Tom Cruise. She is also famous for her work in “Moulin Rouge” and “The Hours.”
Even though Cate Blanchett lives in Hollywood, she was born and bred in Melbourne and still considers Australia her home. She become worldwide famous with her portrayal of Queen Elizabeth I of England in “Elizabeth”, as well as Galadriel in “The Lord of the Rings”. Since then, she has been starring in big-name blockbusters.
Mel Gibson is a different case. He was born in a small town in New York, but he considers Australia his true home where he moved to when he was 12. He moved to Sydney at that age, also his mother's birthplace. In his early 20s, Gibson had his big break in the Australian post-apocalyptic thriller “Mad Max,” and later moved to Hollywood to become one of America's biggest names.
Russel Crowe is another actor that was born offshore. He is actually a New Zealander but moved to Sydney when he was only 4 years old. After reaching a peak in his music career in Australia and New Zealand, Crowe moved to Hollywood to pursue bigger roles. Crowe become worldwide famous with his starring role in “Gladiator”.
Even though Rose Byrne had previously acted in secondary roles, she has only become Hollywood famous relatively recently. She has starred in numerous blockusters like “Bridesmaids,” “X-Men: First Class,” and “Neighbors.” Born and bred in Sydney, she has recently filmed a comedy Spy along another famous actress Melissa McCarthy.


No more selfies


wedding cake rock travel aus

The Wedding Cake Rock formation in the Royal National Park is one of the most beloved places to take a selfie in Australia. From handstands, selfies and couple shots, the peculiar land formation has become a popular setting to snap a daring photo.

Unfortunately, there are visible fractures observed in the formation. Therefore, the country's National Parks and Wildlife Service has warned visitors to stay away from the beloved attraction located along Sydney's Royal Coast Walk.
A recently completed geotechnical assessment of the formation's condition shows that the rock is "precariously balancing on the edge of the cliff and severely undercut," according to an NPWS news release. Accordingly, the entire rock formation could collapse anytime within a decade.
"We have now received the results and the report is clear -- standing on the rock platform risks a truly tragic outcome," said Gary Dunnett of the NPWS in New South Wales.
"We will now take action to create a new and safer way to allows visitors to take in the beauty of the site without compromising their safety," said Dunnett.
"This will likely mean a new viewing platform further back from the edge that will allow people to safely take those incredible shots of the rock formation that have become internationally recognizable. This is not about closing the site, it is about making it a safe place to visit and enjoy the view."
People have taken to social media and have linked the closure to the recent interest of the rock, encouraging daredevils to take risky photos near the edge. In 2014, a 23-year-old university student fell to his death from the rock. According to the Sydney Morning Herald "he was believed to be hanging from the edge when the soft rock crumbled."
According to park officials, the fractures are part of a natural process; however, they emphasize that visitors shouldn't go near cliff edges.
"The fractures on the rock could date back hundreds and potentially thousands of years," a spokesperson for the New South Wales Office of Environment and Heritage stated. “It's part of the normal process of rocks being worn over time by the elements and a result of the rock geology. All visitors to national parks or other coastal headlands are warned to stay well away from cliff edges."
Despite the warning messages, visitors to the Royal National Park, south of Sydney, are continuing to risk their lives for an Instagram worthy photo. However, authorities have had enough. Therefore, from now on, park rangers will have the authority to issue on-the-spot fines of at least $300 for sightseers who ignore the warning signs, jump the fence and risk their lives for a picture.
Regional manager of Metro Southwest National Parks and Wildlife Service, Gary Dunnett, said daredevils believe the rock to be solid and safe, but the reality is that the formation is at great risk of crumbling into the sea below.
“People look at this pure white rock, and they think it's as stable as concrete,” Mr Dunnett said. “But the white appearance is because oxides and other contaminants that are usually in the stone matrix are bleached out of it, and the result is that the rock is much more fragile than other coastal cliff lines.”
He continued: “People who stand on the edge of any rock or cliff face are putting themselves at peril. But Wedding Cake Rock could collapse when people are standing many metres from the edge.”
Mr Dunnett said they hoped fines will deter people from risking their lives.
“We put in warning signs, and even a new solid fence two months ago. But because it's so sturdy, people are using it to climb over and access the rock,” he said.
“We have seen on social media, people are posing next to the warning signs before they hop over the fence and take a photo on the edge. We will issue penalty notices of $300 for people who ignore the signage. Our expectation is that by issuing an amount of penalty notices, we are hoping to send a shock wave through social media, which is the same medium that started attracting people getting these photos in the first place.
“But we don't want to discourage people from visiting.”


Biggest Selfie in Australia



Since it was Australians who invented selfies, it was to be expected they would be the ones to come up with the biggest selfies.

Everyone likes to take selfies, and if you are travelling it is somehow awkward to ask people to take your photo. The problem with selfies, though, is that it's hard to see past the beaming face of the selfie-taker.
That is why Tourism Australia has come with a new service for taking selfies in which the self is just one part of an epic widescreen landscape. There are no selfie sticks involves, so how did they do this? Giga Selfie, billed as the world's biggest selfie service, uses a super high definition camera and mobile technology to take photos big enough to suit egos of all shapes and sizes.
The fist place this app was launched was in Gold Coast, as it is a holiday destination and hot spot where travellers like to take selfies.
So how does this work? Well travellers using the service stand on a designated spot on the beach and use a “Giga Selfie” app - only available on that day, on that spot - on their smartphone devised to trigger a distant camera.
A huge selfie is then emailed to them as a short video clip which starts as a close-up of their face and zooms out to reveal the surrounding scenery.
The cheeky project is a part of a campaign to attract “a younger and social media savvy Japanese consumer.”
“Gold Coast is one of the most popular and visited Australian destinations amongst the Japanese,” Leo Seaton, TA's general manager in media and communications. “The beaches also provide an iconic backdrop for something like this.”
The campaign is focused on Australia's aquatic and coastal experiences.
TA's managing director John O'Sullivan says Japan is key market for Australia's tourism sector, with Japanese visitors contributing $980 million annually.
However, this app is not expected to foster a big selfie frenzie as the special camera and lens - 100 times more powerful than typical photo gear - is only capable of snapping 10 giant shots per hour.
Given the costs and logistics of the service, it is only scheduled for deployment in the Gold Coast, even though the promotional video includes multiple spots around Australia.


National Gallery of Australia


National Gallery of Australia

Have you ever imagined admiring an exhibition by a well-known American completely naked? So picture you are admiring his life's work while you have no clothes on and everyone around you is also naked.

A bunch of ordinary people completely naked around the gallery and you being one of them is what lies ahead if you attend one of the naked tours of the “James Turrell: A Retrospective” exhibition at Camberra's National Gallery of Australia.
100 uninhibited art fans take part in the National Gallery of Australia's first ever naked art tour. The exhibition is called “James Turrell: A Retrospective.”
The exhibition highlights the 70-year old American light artist's 50 years of work and includes installations purpose-built for Canberra. as well as drawings, prints and photographs.
You don't have to be naked to view the show. The naked tours take place after hours on three days only. However, it looks like many people are not afraid to strip down as both tours are already fully booked.
When visiting Canberra, Turrell previous had encouraged the gallery to allow visitors to experience his works naked. And he had done the same in Japan.
“We drink light through the skin as Vitamin D... so we are literally light eaters,” said Turrell. “It's part of our diet.”
The naked tours are in close collaboration with Melbourne-based artist Stuart Ringholt, who has had similar encounters at Sydney's Museum of Contemporary Art and Tasmania's Museum of Old and New Art.
Ringholt's work regularly explores personal and social themes such as fear and embarrassment through ridiculous situations or novice self-help environments - and these include nude gallery tours.
“It seems absurd to bring a bunch of beautifully dressed people into the gallery when we can bring in a bunch of nude people,” said Ringholt.
“We seem to forget the nude is really important to art history. The museum in itself is reductive - we have the idea of the white cube but why have we then reduced the viewer through their clothing?”
Apart from Japan and Australia, similar tours have been hosted at other galleries worldwide. For instance, in 2013, in Viella, Austria's Leopold museum offered a special after-hours showing of its “Nude Men from 1800 to the Present Day” exhibit, which welcomed more than 60 naked art lovers.


Hugh Jackman celebrates 20th anniversary


Hugh and Deborra Lee

Hugh Jackman may be one a heartthrob of Hollywood but he only has eyes for his wife. For his 20th anniversary, he celebrated in the Caribbean with the love of his life Deborra-Lee Furness. Flashing a smile with a scruffy bead and a white shirt, the now 49-year-old star took a selfie with his wife and the sunset in the background.

Hugh Jackman has constantly expressed how much he loves his wife. In fact, he has stated he falls more and more in love with her every day. "I have a terrific marriage, but unlike a lot of relationships where they ebb and flow, no matter what happens you fall deeper and deeper in love every day. It's kind of the best thing that can happen to you. It's thrilling."
He has also expressed what a great woman she is on many occasions. "I run into people, really powerful, big people, who say, 'Congrats to you, but your wife is really one of the most talented.' And every time I hear that, it reminds me of the sacrifice she's made, her selflessness, her love and what she's done for the kids ... We always made family a priority but I'm acutely aware, everyday, that actually, when it comes to sacrifices, Deb has shouldered most of those. In fact, I was telling her right now, 'You need to get back to work because you're just too good to waste that talent. Everyone needs to see it.'"
The wolverine star had the opportunity to unwind by a beachside bar in St. Barts with the backdrop of the ocean and palm trees. And he reflected this on his photo which he captioned as “Our last night - topped off by this stunning sunset.” Hugh Jackman had told the press he had been looking forward to celebrating his 20th anniversary and he joked that the motto he lives by is “happy wife, happy life”. In fact, his relationship advice is: "Your wife is always right. Very simple. I think I'm going to get it tattooed on my forehead."
‘It'll be just the two of us,' he said. ‘We love the kids but they can rack off and find something else to do for a week. We want to relive our honeymoon.'
During the holidays, the couple joined their billionaire friend Jim Clark, 72, and his wife Kristy Hinze, 36, aboard their boat Comanche. Hugh and Deborra-Lee posed for a photo with Jim and the boat's skipper Ken Read that reached the Internet.
The Aussie stars, who have two children together named Oscar and Ava, got married in 1996 a year after meeting on the set of Australian TV show Correlli.
In love as ever, Hugh shared a lovely photo from his wedding day to mark the couple's two decade-long marriage. The 20 year old photo in black-and-white shows a young Hugh smiling widely as he stands beside his beaming bride, with the caption: '20 years ago on this day.'
The star expressed his vision on marriage that shows how much he cares about family. "When you fall in love and you get married it's such a relief,” he confessed. “You're like, 'Oh, this feels so right and this woman is just so great and I love her.' And then you have a kid — it kind of just gets even bigger. And it's frustrating and it's tiring and all those things but your sense of, like, living life becomes so much bigger."
"The best part about being married is that feeling of being a team. All couples have ups and downs, so having someone you trust is priceless,' he said. "The activity of being a husband a father — those are roles, too, but underneath them is the spiritual center that connects us all, and that's what's most important. If you ask my wife, the biggest fault is my inability around the house. She says the only thing handy about me is that I'm close by. And, I have a terrible memory. I'm bad at saying no. I often double-book. There are a lot of things."





ANZAC (this year Wednesday, April 25 2018), was the name given to the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps solders who landed on the Gallipoli Peninsula in Turkey on the morning of 25 April 2015 during the First World War.

However, Anzac Day is more than the anniversary of the landing on Gallipoli in 1915. It is actually the day in which the nation salutes all Australians who served and died in war and on operational service. The meaning of Anzac is still fundamental for Australians' sense of national identity.
Anzac Day is a national day of remembrance in Australia and New Zealand that broadly commemorates all Australians and New Zealanders “who served and died in all wars, conflicts, and peacekeeping operations” and “the contribution and suffering of all those who have served.”
In Canberra the Australian War Memorial, in cooperation with the Returned and Services League of Australia ACT, will host the Dawn Service, National Ceremony and Last Post Ceremony.
One of the biggest ceremonies is held at Sydney's Martin Place, where dignitaries from Australia and New Zealand laid wreaths.
Anzac Day also draws thousands of Tasmania to pay their respects to the war heroes. The biggest crowds gather at the Cenotaph in Hobart and at Kingston Beach, south of the city, as well as the Cenotaph in Launceston.
RSL Tasmania President Robert Dick said he was glad to see Anzac services to so well attended: “It goes to show how people are remembering those who served our country,” he said. “It's fantastic to see.”
Thousands also gathered in the national capital of Australia, Camberra. There Australian War Memorial director Brendan Nelson said it was tempting to settle for the broad brushstrokes, headlines and shallow imagery of Australian history.
He said Australian comfortable lives bred easy indifference to the individual sacrifice made in their names. “102,700 Australians are named on the roll of honour. Like us each had only one life, one life to serve others and our nation. They chose us,” he said.


Raise awareness for ovarian cancer


OCRFaustralia This year marks the 10th anniversary of the Witchery White Shirt Campaign in support of the Ovarian Cancer Research Foundation (OCRF). This year's campaign is amplified to the power of 10, celebrating more than $10 million raised so far, a line-up of 10 women signed up as the faces of the campaign, with ovarian cancer survivors and researchers joined by high proficle women including Jessica Rowe and Ksenija Lukich. They campaign also reminds us that a woman dies of the disease every 10 hours in Australia.

There is still no early detection test and no cure, but the answer to this will eventually come via research, which requires funds. To that end, Witchery has created 10 new white shirt designs, from which 100 per cent of gross proceeds will go to OCRF. That means every dollar you spend on the shirt (except GST) is donated to the OCRF, making the White Shirt Campaign one of the most generous corporate social responsibility programs of it's type.
"Less than 30% of women diagnosed with late stage ovarian cancer survive beyond five years,” says OCRF chief executive Lucinda Nolan. “We know that early screening programs such as the pap smear and a mammogram have resulted in almost 90% of women now survive a cervical or breast cancer diagnosis. The more money we raise from the sale of white shirts, means the more research we can fund over the next 12 months, and the more likely that we will change the statistics for women with ovarian cancer."
Within the shirts on offer, there are styles that will suit everyone, from classic oversized white cotton shirts to lace shirts, and more formal blouses with full sleeves, flared sleeves and vintage-inspired designs. Prices range from $99.95 to $199.95, at and in stores. You can also make a donation to the White Shirt Campaign at
Wear your white shirt with pride on White Shirt Day, May 8 2018 and help women everywhere live free from the threat of ovarian cancer.
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