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Rod Stewart reveals "big falling out" with Elton John

<p>Rod Stewart is claiming that he's made efforts to heal the rift between himself and Elton John, but was snubbed by the Rocketman singer.</p> <p>The rockers had another falling out after Stewart, 75, mocked John's retirement tour and criticised the movie about John's life. </p> <p>Stewart opened up about the feud in a recent interview.</p> <p>“We don’t talk to each other anymore,” the <em>I Don’t Want to Talk About It</em> singer said on Chris Evans’ <a rel="noopener" href="https://shows.acast.com/chris-evans-how-to-wow/episodes/rod-stewart" target="_blank" class="editor-rtflink"><em>How To Wow</em></a> podcast.</p> <p>The rocker added: “Big falling out.”</p> <p>“Last time I emailed him I said, ‘I’ve got this football pitch, would you like the boys to come up?’ You know, cause they both love football,” he said of John and his sons. “You don’t have to come, but if they want to come play on this they’re welcome.”</p> <p>“(He) never got back to me.”</p> <p>The rift initially started when Stewart claimed that John's biopic <em>Rocketman</em> didn't live up to its potential despite praising the Freddy Mercury biopic <em>Bohemian Rhapsody</em>.</p> <p>“It was OK, I just wished it hadn’t been a musical. I mean, the dancing outside the council house made it a bit ‘Mamma Mia’,” he said.</p> <p>He also slammed John's retirement tour, saying it's "dishonest".</p> <p>“If I retire, I won’t make an announcement. I’ll just fade away. I don’t think this is a big deal, it stinks of selling tickets,” he said.</p>

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Masked Singer grand finale interrupted by furious security guard

<p>Masked Singer star Jackie O has revealed how the taping of the grand finale was interrupted by an angry security guard.</p> <p>The last episode of the show was set to be filmed two weeks ago but had to be cancelled just two hours before showtime due to a crew member testing positive to COVID-19.</p> <p>The rest of the cast and crew were then required to quarantine for two weeks in Melbourne before producers allowed Jackie O to return to Sydney and Urzila Carlson to New Zealand. </p> <p>“They put our health before the show and they pretty much sent everyone back to their home,” Jackie O said on KIIS FM this morning.</p> <p>But despite the unfortunate circumstances, Channel 10 was firm on their decision to film a grand finale, and last night that became a reality.</p> <p>“We are ambitiously filming the finale via green screen with people in two different countries, two different states and three different locations and they’re keying us in as if we’re all together in studio,” Jackie said.</p> <p>“Urzila is quarantining in this hotel (in New Zealand) by herself so therefore she cannot have anyone enter her room to help her out with equipment. All she’s been given is some sort of GoPro to put on the top of her computer, she’s got a green sheet behind her and she has to do her own hair and makeup.”</p> <p>Filming began at 4 pm AEST yesterday and went for over 10 hours. But in the last half an hour, shooting was interrupted by an angry security guard.</p> <p>“It’s 1.30 in the morning and we’ve done two mask reveals and we’re waiting for our final mask reveal,” Jackie said on air today. “Urzila gets a busting knock on the door, we’re talking ‘bang, bang, bang!’ Ursula’s like, ‘Oh my god, someone’s at the door, they’re banging on the door!’”</p> <p>The Masked Singer judge quickly realised it was hotel security.</p> <p>“I said to her, ‘Why would you be getting a knock on the door at this time?’ She said, ‘Probably because for the last hour and a half I’ve been yelling out, ‘Take it off, take it off, take it off!’” Jackie said.</p> <p>“I was in tears thinking about the people in New Zealand in hotel quarantine hearing some girl on her own at 3.30 in the morning just yelling out these things,” the radio host laughed.</p> <p>The Masked Singer grand finale is set to air next Monday night on Channel 10.</p>

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The Masked Singer rocked by scandal

<p><em>The Masked Singer</em> has remained one of Australia’s most talked-about shows.</p> <p>From its star-studded performances, over-the-top costumes, and cryptic hints, it is no wonder it has been able to remain such a topic of discussion.</p> <p>However, the show took a turn when it was shut down thanks to a wave of COVID infections on set.</p> <p>As a result, the pandemic restrictions in Victoria forced the show’s studio audience to be moved completely online.</p> <p>Before filming began, fans were asked to sign up to watch the tapings and place their vote.</p> <p>However doubt and disappointment was cast on the validity of their votes after fans took to a Facebook group to say the show was appearing to recycle the webcam audience appearances over a number of episodes.</p> <p>"They like mixing up the Zoom meetings," said a fan, who noticed two of their separate audience appearances had appeared on the same episode.</p> <p>An audience member who sat in on the performances back in 2019 says she believes the voting is completely made up.</p> <p>"You're handed an iPhone so it appears you're voting, but it all seems fake," says the source.</p> <p>Its been reported that producers have already dictated who gets eliminated – based on contracts and availability.</p> <p>"The eliminations are decided based on contracts," the source told reporters, who added that it's often extremely difficult to book in big names for long filming days.</p> <p>"The judges decide who goes home during the taping, but there's a lot of pre-planning that makes sure the right celebrities are competing against one another."</p> <p>Over the weekend, the show was marred by scandal yet again when it was revealed that production had to be shut down just hours before the season finale.</p> <p>Seven dancers tested positive to COVID-19.</p> <p>"The entire production team, including the masked singers, the host and panellists are now in self-isolation. They are all being monitored closely and are in constant contact with medical authorities," a statement from Channel 10 said.</p>

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Prickly business: Backlash over R-rated Cactus dance

<p><span>Channel Ten has boasted about their family friendly programs in the past, including <em>The Masked Singer.</em></span><br /><br /><span>However the channel has caught flack after viewers sat through a performance by Cactus who sang the smash-hit I Touch Myself by the Divinyls on Tuesday.</span><br /><br /><span>“The Cactus with Boobs is singing The Divinyls' <em>I Touch Myself</em>... WHOLESOME FAMILY VIEWING MY A***,” commented one viewer on Twitter with a laughing emoji attached.</span><br /><br /><span>“Really didn't need to see a cactus touching its pot,” a second person said.</span><br /><br /><span>A third viewer commented on the absurdity of the performance.</span><br /><br /><span>“I can't wait to explain to future generations that a cactus with boobs once sang about masturbation on national TV and that that wasn’t even remotely the weirdest thing to happen in 2020,” they wrote.</span><br /><br /><span>“So a Cactus with boobs is singing <em>I Touch Myself</em> during prime time that's Channel 10 for you,' added a fourth viewer.</span><br /><br /><span>They added: “the irony of a cactus singing about touching itself.”</span><br /><br /><span>Host Osher Günsberg couldn't help but get a word in either, tweeting: “Singing about masturbating. Brilliant.”</span><br /><br /><span>Judges Dannii Minogue, Urzila Carlson, Dave Hughes and Jackie 'O' Henderson all took a turn to guess who the star hiding behind the prickly costume was.</span><br /><br /><span>Their guesses ranged from comedian Julia Morris, to actress Jane Seymour, singer Ella Hooper and <em>MasterChef</em> star Poh Ling Yeow.</span></p> <p><img style="width: 500px; height: 281.25px;" src="https://oversixtydev.blob.core.windows.net/media/7837526/the-masked-singer-5.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/04f336bac3da4eeea23090a92aa1feed" /><br /><br /><span>At the end of Tuesday night's episode, the Wizard was revealed to be Isaiah Firebrace.</span><br /><br /><span>Jackie 'O' Henderson was the only successful judge to correctly guess the 20-year-old singer.</span></p>

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The surprising celeb behind the Sloth on The Masked Singer revealed

<p>Tuesday’s episode of The Masked Singer saw singer Katie Noonan revealed as the Sloth.</p> <p>After taking off her mask, the acclaimed 43-year-old chanteuse left the show’s judges stunned, with none of them able to guess her identity.</p> <p>“Hey, you guys already have a season under your belt. How did you get it this wrong?!” said new judge Urzila Carlson.</p> <p>After listing her musical accomplishments, host Osher Gunsberg labelled her as “one of the greatest voices in the country”.</p> <blockquote style="background: #FFF; border: 0; border-radius: 3px; box-shadow: 0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width: 540px; min-width: 326px; padding: 0; width: calc(100% - 2px);" class="instagram-media" data-instgrm-captioned="" data-instgrm-permalink="https://www.instagram.com/p/CEBxz9RlwvZ/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" data-instgrm-version="12"> <div style="padding: 16px;"> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: row; align-items: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 50%; flex-grow: 0; height: 40px; margin-right: 14px; width: 40px;"></div> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: column; flex-grow: 1; justify-content: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; margin-bottom: 6px; width: 100px;"></div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; width: 60px;"></div> </div> </div> <div style="padding: 19% 0;"></div> <div style="display: block; height: 50px; margin: 0 auto 12px; width: 50px;"></div> <div style="padding-top: 8px;"> <div style="color: #3897f0; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: 550; line-height: 18px;">View this post on Instagram</div> </div> <p style="margin: 8px 0 0 0; padding: 0 4px;"><a style="color: #000; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px; text-decoration: none; word-wrap: break-word;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/p/CEBxz9RlwvZ/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank">SPOILER ALERT: Sloth is unmasked in 3... 2... 1... #MaskedSingerAU</a></p> <p style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 17px; margin-bottom: 0; margin-top: 8px; overflow: hidden; padding: 8px 0 7px; text-align: center; text-overflow: ellipsis; white-space: nowrap;">A post shared by <a style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/themaskedsingerau/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank"> The Masked Singer Australia</a> (@themaskedsingerau) on Aug 18, 2020 at 3:45am PDT</p> </div> </blockquote> <p>“One hundred per cent she is! Breathe is my favourite song!” said judge Dave Hughes, who was visibly annoyed he failed to guess Katie.</p> <p>The comedian later said: “I’m so embarrassed. One of the best voices Australia’s ever produced. I listen to you all the time.”</p> <p>Even Jackie was surprised that none of them were able to guess correctly.</p> <p>“You have one of the most distinctive, most celebrated voices in the country, and you are standing in a seven-foot-tall blue furry suit on our stage,” acknowledged Jackie</p> <p>Katie revealed her decision behind her coming on the show was because it looked like “so much fun”.</p> <p>“I love the idea of getting out of my comfort zone. It's something that I've always really been into,” she continued.</p> <p>When asked how the experience of appearing on the show disguised as a Sloth compared to playing concerts around the world, Katie admitted it didn't.</p> <p>“It doesn't [compare]. To anything. Couldn't possibly compare to anything,” she laughed. </p>

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Iconic Aussie singer unmasked

<p><span>The <em>Masked Singer Australia’s</em> Goldfish has been revealed to be Christine Anu after a spectacular performance.</span><br /><br /><span>Anu had the guessing panel on their feet during her rendition of Bon Jobi’s It’s My Life, however it sadly would not be enough to get her to the next round of the show.</span><br /><br /><span>Before Christine Anu revealed her identity, Urzila Carlson had Goldfish pegged as <em>Young Talent Time</em> performer Tina Arena.</span><br /><br /><span>Dave Hughes has his own suspicion it was taekwondo Olympian Lauren Burns, but Jackie O was leaning towards Play School presenter Justine Clarke.</span><br /><br /><span>Dannii Minogue had an inkling the talented fish could be actress Ruby Rose.</span></p> <p><img style="width: 500px; height: 281.25px;" src="https://oversixtydev.blob.core.windows.net/media/7837399/woolies-masked-singer-3.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/f9e13d48c48149f18a9645dc839e9dac" /><br /><br /><span>After Anu removed her mask, panellist Dannii Minogue exclaimed: “The weirdest thing is, we guessed your name so many times last year!”</span><br /><br /><span>Guessing panellist Jackie O added: “We’d given up on guessing you!”</span><br /><br /><span>Christine Anu might be hanging up her costume, however there is much more to come in The Masked Singer Australia sea.</span><br /><br /><span>In the first performance of the night, the alluring and mysterious Dragonfly had everyone grooving to pop banger Dance Monkey by Tones &amp; I.</span><br /><br /><span>Frillneck set Urzila Carlson’s heart alight with a captivating take at <em>Breaking Me</em> by <em>Topic</em> &amp;<em> A7S.</em></span><br /><br /><span>Queen seemed to give the performance of the night, delivering a hypnotic take on Ciara’s <em>Paint It Black.</em></span><br /><br /><span>To finish the night out was Puppet, who still gives Dannii Minogue the ‘heebie-jeebies’, but nonetheless owned the stage with their version of Queen’s <em>Somebody To Love.</em></span></p>

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Jackie O reveals how she annoyed Masked Singer producers

<p>Jackie O has revealed what she did to upset producers on<span> </span><em>The Mask Singer</em>.</p> <p>The radio star is a judge on the Channel 10 show alongside Dannii Minogue, Hughesy and Urzila Carlson.</p> <p>Speaking to<span> </span><a rel="noopener" href="http://news.com.au/" target="_blank"><em>news.com.au</em></a>, Jackie said producers prefer the judges to guess incorrectly when it comes to the identity of the masked singers.</p> <p>“They really don’t want us to guess,” she said. “Producers are so terrified of us guessing, so they do make it hard for us.”</p> <p>Last week, Jackie figured out that it was tennis star Mark Philippoussis hiding behind the echidna mask, and producers were not happy about it.</p> <p>“I did get a call the next day saying, ‘Tell me honestly, did you somehow know he was on the show?’ I said, ‘No! I swear to you. I knew from the clue package it would be a sportsperson and what I did is I googled famous Australian sportspeople and I saw his picture come up and I looked into him.’</p> <p>“I think they were a little thrown that I got that one,” she said.</p> <p>But one person Jackie and the rest of the judging panel didn’t guess correctly was Michael Bevan who was unveiled as the Hammerhead on Tuesday night.</p> <p>Viewers couldn’t believe their eyes when the cricket champ pulled off his mask and Jackie was just as surprised.</p> <p>“I’m not big on cricket, so I’m never going to be name checking cricket people unless it’s Shane Warne,” she told<span> </span><em>news.com.au</em>. “They’re my favourite reveals though, the ones that no one has name checked once.”</p> <p>But did Jackie actually recognise who he was once he removed his costume?</p> <p>“Yeah, I did,” she said. “I know Michael Bevan, well, I know his face, but I don’t really know much else about him,” she laughed.</p>

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Celine Dion stuns in futuristic photo shoot

<p>Celine Dion has proven once again that age is just a number by showing off some serious skin in a gilded photoshoot for her new 12th English-language album,<span> </span><em>Courage</em>.</p> <p>Taking to her Instagram over the weekend, Celine shared two photos of her rocking a gold bodysuit by French fashion designer Thierry Mugler.</p> <p>The 52-year-old captioned the post, “Live life by the golden rule”.</p> <p>The iconic singer credited her 34-year-old backup dancer - and rumoured love interest - Pepe Munoz for styling the look.</p> <blockquote style="background: #FFF; border: 0; border-radius: 3px; box-shadow: 0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width: 540px; min-width: 326px; padding: 0; width: calc(100% - 2px);" class="instagram-media" data-instgrm-captioned="" data-instgrm-permalink="https://www.instagram.com/p/CDq8CN9DLha/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" data-instgrm-version="12"> <div style="padding: 16px;"> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: row; align-items: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 50%; flex-grow: 0; height: 40px; margin-right: 14px; width: 40px;"></div> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: column; flex-grow: 1; justify-content: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; margin-bottom: 6px; width: 100px;"></div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; width: 60px;"></div> </div> </div> <div style="padding: 19% 0;"></div> <div style="display: block; height: 50px; margin: 0 auto 12px; width: 50px;"></div> <div style="padding-top: 8px;"> <div style="color: #3897f0; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: 550; line-height: 18px;">View this post on Instagram</div> </div> <p style="margin: 8px 0 0 0; padding: 0 4px;"><a style="color: #000; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px; text-decoration: none; word-wrap: break-word;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/p/CDq8CN9DLha/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank">Live life by the golden rule ✨ - Team Céline . Vivez la vie en respectant la règle d’or ✨ - Team Céline . #Courage #Sunday #MuglerArchives . Styled by @p.e.p.e.munoz and @sydneylopez Hair: @dee_termined_girl Makeup: @justinstclairmakeup 📸: @paolakudacki</a></p> <p style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 17px; margin-bottom: 0; margin-top: 8px; overflow: hidden; padding: 8px 0 7px; text-align: center; text-overflow: ellipsis; white-space: nowrap;">A post shared by <a style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/celinedion/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank"> Céline Dion</a> (@celinedion) on Aug 9, 2020 at 6:52am PDT</p> </div> </blockquote> <p>It didn’t take long for fans to flock to the comments section to praise her.</p> <p>“Ageless,” wrote one, while another called her, “My queen”.</p> <p>“So awesome. Such a strong woman,” added another.</p> <p>Others speculated on the inspiration behind Celine’s look.</p> <p>“Love this. Star Wars C3-PO?” proposed one.</p> <p>“Love the dress! Looks like one that Britney wore at the Circus Tour!” added another.</p> <p>“Beyonce vibes!” was another suggestion.</p>

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Masked Singer's Echidna revealed on first night

<p><span>On Monday night's episode of <em>The Masked Singer</em> Australia, the Echidna was the first contestant to be revealed.</span><br /><br /><span>Hiding behind the elaborate mask was none other than the smooth-singing voice of tennis champion Mark Philippoussis.</span><br /><br /><span>Dannii Minogue was not far from the correct guess when she singled out another tennis star, Bernard Tomic, instead.</span><br /><br /><span>Jackie 'O' Henderson got it right however, saying: “I agree that it's a tennis player, and he's got a brilliant serve, he's done modelling. I am locked in Mark Philippoussis.”</span></p> <p><img style="width: 500px; height: 281.3008130081301px;" src="https://oversixtydev.blob.core.windows.net/media/7837286/masked-singer-17.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/1a4e083ae1f94078bfe1c303ec3a1ed8" /><br /><br /><span>Mark admitted he was not happy to be out so early.</span><br /><br /><span>“I was bummed. I'm going to be honest, I am competitive,” he said to host Osher Gunsgerg.</span><br /><br /><span>Mark went on to say that he loves music and singing and enjoyed his time on the show.</span></p> <p><img style="width: 500px; height: 281.3008130081301px;" src="https://oversixtydev.blob.core.windows.net/media/7837287/masked-singer-16.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/e302762712ee4970b8f7d62e97c4f2e4" /><br /><br /><span>“I mean...who doesn't love to sing? I love music. It was an incredible adventure and it was, you know, good to do something where you're uncomfortable,” he said.</span><br /><br /><span>“I definitely was uncomfortable in this mask, but it was an absolute pleasure and it was fun. I had some fun,” he went to add.</span></p>

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All the clues so far for The Masked Singer 2020

<p>As the 12 new celebrities take to the stage in the latest season of <em>The Masked Singer</em> in their hilariously disturbing costumes, <span>Channel 10 has slowly been giving excited fans clues about each of the celebs under the masks.</span></p> <p>All we know for now is that 2020’s contestants include Hollywood actors, a big name from an Emmy award-winning series, ARIA winners, a triple Olympian, Logie winners, a recording artist with 22 platinum and 11 gold records, and World Cup winners.</p> <p>There are rumours that Eurovision star Dami Im, comedian Tommy Little and Neighbours actress Madeleine West are a few of the celebrities believed to be appearing this season.</p> <p>With all the clues that have been released, we have managed to collate them all together in anticipation of the new season beginning on Tuesday.</p> <p><strong>Frillneck</strong> says: "I’ve always been a stand-up guy, who hangs with birds of a feather." </p> <p>Fans believe the masked singer may be a stand-up comedian and guesses include Ed Kavalee, Tommy Little, Sam Pang and Beau Ryan.</p> <p><img style="width: 500px; height: 281.25px;" src="https://oversixtydev.blob.core.windows.net/media/7837267/masked-singer-2.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/b74df874a74f4b84ab607a135388a734" /></p> <p><strong>Echidna</strong> says:  "I only know one way to go... pedal to the metal from start to finish." </p> <p>Echidna's video clue has confused many as it depicts the animal five records that have been arranged to look like the Olympic rings. He's also seen rocking a cradle with a... cat in it. </p> <p>In another scene shared to Instagram, Echidna is shown taking part in some sort of running race. </p> <p>Viewers have guessed this contestant may be a TV presenter and racing enthusiast Grant Denyer and former Olympic sprinter turned race car driver John Steffensen. </p> <p><img style="width: 500px; height: 281.25px;" src="https://oversixtydev.blob.core.windows.net/media/7837268/masked-singer-1.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/9ea0d5b450f3489c99f971663a190f5d" /></p> <p><strong>Dragonfly </strong>says: "I may be classically trained, but I’m famous for some other moves."</p> <p>Fans think that this contestant may just be Kate Miller-Heidke who was trained as a classical singer or <em>Australia’s Got Talent</em> judge Lucy Durack.</p> <p>Other guesses are Dami Im and T<em>he Wiggles’</em> Emma Watkins.</p> <p><img style="width: 500px; height: 281.25px;" src="https://oversixtydev.blob.core.windows.net/media/7837263/masked-singer-9.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/6d291d7367f84694a437d2ef980c91fc" /></p> <p><strong>Cactus </strong>says: "When they hear my voice, they’ll be yelling 'You grow girl'," which doesn't give away too much. </p> <p>In another Instagram post, Cactus says: "Don't let my looks fool you. I'm dangerous, but I would rather keep that private." </p> <p>Names like Sia, Ruby Rose and Lucy Durack have been thrown into the mix so far.</p> <p><img style="width: 500px; height: 281.25px;" src="https://oversixtydev.blob.core.windows.net/media/7837261/masked-singer-11.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/057c9d6f14094a5ea357b130755170d9" /></p> <p><strong>Wizard </strong>says: "My childhood neighbours hated my singing voice, but who’s having the last laugh now!"</p> <p>Fans think this contestant may be be a previous or current Neighbours star. Jason Donovan, who played Scott Robinson on the show.</p> <p><img style="width: 500px; height: 281.25px;" src="https://oversixtydev.blob.core.windows.net/media/7837262/masked-singer-10.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/f2cc7c6ed72f47678f93e60078e524f3" /></p> <p>Queen says: "My sporting pedigree can’t be denied... and that doesn’t just take the cake."</p> <p>Guesses are former <em>MasterChef</em> contestant Justine Schofield who used to date sports presenter Matt Doran or jockey Michelle Payne.</p> <p><strong>Hammerhead</strong> says: "I’ve never started a fight... but I always nail them in the end!"</p> <p>Viewers think Hammerhead may be TV and radio presenter Tom Williams, retired Australian rules footballer Barry Hall or horticulturist and TV presenter Jamie Durie.</p> <p><img style="width: 500px; height: 281.25px;" src="https://oversixtydev.blob.core.windows.net/media/7837266/masked-singer-3.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/04c893ed8fd940a3917f68bde69903c3" /></p> <p><strong>Bushranger</strong> says: "I'm not afraid to take the gloves off... and get my hands a little dirty."</p> <p>Guesses based off of the “glove off” comment surround boxer or gardener. Guesses include Gardening Australia’s Costa Georgiadis or professional boxer Danny Green.</p> <p><img style="width: 500px; height: 281.25px;" src="https://oversixtydev.blob.core.windows.net/media/7837264/masked-singer-8.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/bf968d8f40384d448589b0ddc7d5912c" /></p> <p><strong>Goldfish</strong> says: "I’m not just gold, I’m quite precious... and a lot tougher than I look."</p> <p>The "gold" in goldfish's clue seems to point to an Olympian or some sort of athlete.</p> <p>Olympic swimmer Stephanie Rice, professional boxer Lauryn Eagle or one of the players from the Australian Diamonds netball team are some of the guesses being made.</p> <p><img style="width: 500px; height: 281.25px;" src="https://oversixtydev.blob.core.windows.net/media/7837271/masked-singer-3-gold-fish.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/98517d969dd74e20bcbbd101afdabac5" /></p> <p><strong>Puppet</strong> says: "I’ve had my brush with royalty... and a long time in a court of law."</p> <p>Viewers are convinced Anh Do may be hiding under puppet's incredibly disturbing costume.  </p> <p><img style="width: 500px; height: 281.25px;" src="https://oversixtydev.blob.core.windows.net/media/7837270/masked-singer-4.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/52dd94c6520043fa9f6dfa120c8255eb" /></p> <p><strong>Sloth</strong> says: "I have quite the way with words, even when they’re not mine."</p> <p>Sloth's clue doesn't give us a lot of information, so guesses are limited.</p> <p>However, many believe this contestant could be an actor or TV presenter.</p> <p><img style="width: 500px; height: 281.25px;" src="https://oversixtydev.blob.core.windows.net/media/7837275/masked-singer-13.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/5b5f4ec56d6c4bd3ac0b53b4a2d68015" /></p> <p><em>The Masked Singer airs on Monday, August 10 at 7.30pm on Channel 10.</em></p>

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Anthony Callea slams Melbourne for breaking COVID-19 rules

<div class="post_body_wrapper"> <div class="post_body"> <div class="body_text "> <p>Singer Anthony Callea has blasted the locals of Melbourne who aren't following the new rules in place due to a spike of cases.</p> <p>Residents in metropolitan Melbourne and the Mitchell Shire have to wear a mask or face covering or risk a fine of $200.</p> <p>It appears that some still aren't following the rules, which prompted Callea's latest rant.</p> <p>In a video posted to his Instagram story, he spoke about seeing several people wearing their masks incorrectly.</p> <p>“Just took my dog out for a poo and did a lap around the block,” Callea said.</p> <p>“Part of the reason why Victoria has still got high cases of coronavirus is because there’s too many f******* out there that don’t give a f****** s***.</p> <p>“And sorry about my French, but wearing a mask hanging down is not wearing a mask.</p> <p>“Congregating with five or six people having a coffee and taking your masks off is not wearing a mask.</p> <p>“Stopping in the middle of the street and having a conversation just because there’s another dog owner doesn’t mean take your mask off and have a conversation.</p> <p>“The amount of ignorant people out there is f****** doing my head in.”</p> <p>He also slammed people walking around the beach area in St Kilda who were ignoring social distancing.</p> <blockquote style="background: #FFF; border: 0; border-radius: 3px; box-shadow: 0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width: 540px; min-width: 326px; padding: 0; width: calc(100% - 2px);" class="instagram-media" data-instgrm-captioned="" data-instgrm-permalink="https://www.instagram.com/p/CDX9HkFj9YR/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" data-instgrm-version="12"> <div style="padding: 16px;"> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: row; align-items: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 50%; flex-grow: 0; height: 40px; margin-right: 14px; width: 40px;"></div> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: column; flex-grow: 1; justify-content: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; margin-bottom: 6px; width: 100px;"></div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; width: 60px;"></div> </div> </div> <div style="padding: 19% 0;"></div> <div style="display: block; height: 50px; margin: 0 auto 12px; width: 50px;"></div> <div style="padding-top: 8px;"> <div style="color: #3897f0; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: 550; line-height: 18px;">View this post on Instagram</div> </div> <p style="margin: 8px 0 0 0; padding: 0 4px;"><a style="color: #000; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px; text-decoration: none; word-wrap: break-word;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/p/CDX9HkFj9YR/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank">Really Melbourne? Are you f%*king kidding me? This is today along the beach in St Kilda/Middle Park 🙄 Selfish, ignorant and deplorable behaviour! Dickheads! Clearly the message and how it’s delivered is NOT WORKING!!! So angry... 🤦🏼‍♂️ Why do so many people think they are above it all? These self entitled people will be the first to blame other people and the government for the current situation - we ALL have a role to play! 👊🏼 Another sad day for Victoria 😢 To everyone doing the right thing, as a fellow Victorian.... THANK YOU! To my fellow Victorian’s who are not... 🖕🏼🖕🏼🖕🏼(*this is not my footage)</a></p> <p style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 17px; margin-bottom: 0; margin-top: 8px; overflow: hidden; padding: 8px 0 7px; text-align: center; text-overflow: ellipsis; white-space: nowrap;">A post shared by <a style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/anthonycallea/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank"> A N T H O N Y C A L L E A</a> (@anthonycallea) on Aug 1, 2020 at 10:07pm PDT</p> </div> </blockquote> <p>“So angry... why do so many people think they are above it all,” Callea said.</p> <p>“These self-entitled people will be the first to blame other people and the government for the current situation.</p> <p>We ALL have a role to play!”</p> <p>His anger comes after a six-week state of disaster has been declared in Victoria, with Melbourne residents under curfew. This means no one is allowed out of the house between 8 pm and 5 am each day. </p> </div> </div> </div>

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Aldi reveals why you'll never hear music in its stores

<div class="post_body_wrapper"> <div class="post_body"> <div class="body_text "> <p>You might not have noticed this before, but Aldi stores in Australia don't have any music playing while you're shopping for groceries.</p> <p>Some regular Aldi shoppers have just realised this themselves, which has sparked conversations online.</p> <p>“Someone just pointed this out in another group,” Lou West wrote on Facebook.</p> <p>“Why don’t they play music in ALDI? I never realised until now.”</p> <p>Some shoppers were quick to praise the supermarket, saying they liked the fact it didn't play music.</p> <p>“I like less lights and no music for my child - she has autism so was always less triggered in ALDI,” one user replied.</p> <p>“It’s awesome! One of the things I like about ALDI. I love music, but it’s nice to shop in peace sometimes,” another added.</p> <p>“I would say it’s also good for families with children who can’t handle noise or bright lights or anyone in general like that,” said a third.</p> <p>As it turns out, the reason Aldi doesn't play music has nothing to do with friendliness to the consumer but is more to do with their bottom line.</p> <p>“While our customers won’t be singing along to music in our stores, we hope they’ll be singing praises about the money they’re saving,” the statement read to <a rel="noopener" href="https://7news.com.au/lifestyle/aldi-australia-reveals-the-reason-youll-never-hear-music-in-its-stores-c-1190640" target="_blank" class="_e75a791d-denali-editor-page-rtflink"><em>7NEWS.com.au</em></a><em>.</em></p> <p>“We have always said we are different to other retailers - we think, Good Different.</p> <p>“We pride ourselves on saving our customers’ time and money, and we are able to achieve this by removing unnecessary features and costs from our stores such as music.</p> <p>“This has allowed us to create a simple, affordable and more efficient shopping experience for our customers.”</p> </div> </div> </div>

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Chris Sebastian shares private moment he was crowned winner of The Voice

<p><span>Chris Sebastian has released a video of the exact moment he found out he had won </span><em>The Voice</em><span>.</span></p> <p><span>In a surprising turn of events, Chris was crowned the winner on Sunday night ahead of favourites Siala Robson and Johnny Manuel.</span></p> <p><span>Chris had no idea he had won until the show aired on TV.</span></p> <p><span>The grand finale was prerecorded several weeks ago and producers filmed four different endings – one where each of the four finalist won – and once the public votes were tallied during Sunday’s show, they simply aired the correct winner’s announcement.</span></p> <p><span>Chris was sitting with Guy Sebastian during the finale and took to Instagram to share a video of the moment he found out he was named the winner.</span></p> <p><span>“This is the exact moment I found out that I had won, as you can see I was completely and utterly shook,” he wrote alongside the video.</span></p> <p><span>“Truly I was just grateful to be on that stage with @stellarperry @johnnymanuel and @sialaofficial because they are all incredible artists and even more than that, incredible people and I would happily have lost to either of them.”</span></p> <blockquote style="background: #FFF; border: 0; border-radius: 3px; box-shadow: 0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width: 540px; min-width: 326px; padding: 0; width: calc(100% - 2px);" class="instagram-media" data-instgrm-captioned="" data-instgrm-permalink="https://www.instagram.com/p/CC8Vzw6pfG8/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" data-instgrm-version="12"> <div style="padding: 16px;"> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: row; align-items: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 50%; flex-grow: 0; height: 40px; margin-right: 14px; width: 40px;"></div> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: column; flex-grow: 1; justify-content: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; margin-bottom: 6px; width: 100px;"></div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; width: 60px;"></div> </div> </div> <div style="padding: 19% 0;"></div> <div style="display: block; height: 50px; margin: 0 auto 12px; width: 50px;"></div> <div style="padding-top: 8px;"> <div style="color: #3897f0; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: 550; line-height: 18px;">View this post on Instagram</div> </div> <p style="margin: 8px 0 0 0; padding: 0 4px;"><a style="color: #000; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px; text-decoration: none; word-wrap: break-word;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/p/CC8Vzw6pfG8/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank">This is the exact moment I found out that I had won, as you can see I was completely and utterly shook. For those that don’t know we filmed 4 alternate endings- when voting lines closed on Sunday the network played the ending of whoever won so I found out the same time as everyone else Truly I was just grateful to be on that stage with @stellarperry @johnnymanuel and @sialaofficial because they are all incredible artists and even more than that, incredible people and I would happily have lost to either of them. Sitting here going through potential next singles and album songs I am just so happy to finally be where I am right now I promise I’ll stop doing sappy posts now, my bad 😂 #thevoiceau @thevoiceau</a></p> <p style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 17px; margin-bottom: 0; margin-top: 8px; overflow: hidden; padding: 8px 0 7px; text-align: center; text-overflow: ellipsis; white-space: nowrap;">A post shared by <a style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/chrisebastian/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank"> Chris Sebastian</a> (@chrisebastian) on Jul 22, 2020 at 4:33am PDT</p> </div> </blockquote> <p><span>Chris, who pocketed $100,000 and scored a recording contract with EMI as part of the win, added: “Sitting here going through potential next singles and album songs, I am just so happy to finally be where I am right now.”</span></p> <p><span>His win on Sunday night attracted plenty of criticism from people saying the show was “rigged” in his favour because his brother was a coach on the program.</span></p> <p><span>The morning after his win, Chris sat down with KIIS FM’s Kyle and Jackie O and said he knew there would be backlash if he won.</span></p> <p><span>“I knew it was coming, but I weighed up the risks,” Chris said on radio. “I was like, look, this isn’t even about me anymore. I’ve got a family to provide for, I’ve been wanting to do this my whole life.</span></p> <p><span>“I’m not going to allow a couple that are upset (to upset me),” he continued. “At the end of the day, there are people that voted for me so I’m going to sing for them. If the others don’t want to listen, that’s all good.”</span></p> <p><span>Chris’ winner’s single, </span><em>Bed For 2</em><span>, is available to stream now.</span></p>

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Why The Voice finale crowning looked so fake

<p><span>Chris Sebastian has taken the win this year for <em>The Voice</em> Australia season nine, and took home an eye watering $100,000 cash prize along with a recording contract with EMI music.</span><br /><br /><span>Due to strict coronavirus restrictions, <em>The Voic</em>e finale was pre-recorded and filmed without the usual studio audience.</span><br /><br /><span>Another thing fans at home didn’t see was the International coaches Kelly Rowland and Boy George in their usual seats as they were unable to return to Sydney for the finale due to travel bans.</span></p> <blockquote style="background: #FFF; border: 0; border-radius: 3px; box-shadow: 0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width: 540px; min-width: 326px; padding: 0; width: calc(100% - 2px);" class="instagram-media" data-instgrm-permalink="https://www.instagram.com/tv/CC0xdqrAoof/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" data-instgrm-version="12"> <div style="padding: 16px;"> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: row; align-items: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 50%; flex-grow: 0; height: 40px; margin-right: 14px; width: 40px;"></div> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: column; flex-grow: 1; justify-content: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; margin-bottom: 6px; width: 100px;"></div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; width: 60px;"></div> </div> </div> <div style="padding: 19% 0;"></div> <div style="display: block; height: 50px; margin: 0 auto 12px; width: 50px;"></div> <div style="padding-top: 8px;"> <div style="color: #3897f0; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: 550; line-height: 18px;">View this post on Instagram</div> </div> <p style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 17px; margin-bottom: 0; margin-top: 8px; overflow: hidden; padding: 8px 0 7px; text-align: center; text-overflow: ellipsis; white-space: nowrap;"><a style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px; text-decoration: none;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/tv/CC0xdqrAoof/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank">A post shared by The Voice Australia (@thevoiceau)</a> on Jul 19, 2020 at 6:01am PDT</p> </div> </blockquote> <p><br /><span>Team Guy’s Johnny Manuel, Team George’s Siala Robson, Team Delta’s Stellar Perry and Team Kelly’s Chris had faced off in the finale in a last ditch bid for victory.</span><br /><br /><span>Voting was open to the public right up until after each of the artist’s final performances:</span><br /><br /><span>However due to the show being pre-recorded, four different versions of the winning scenes were filmed.</span><br /><br /><span>Chris Sebastian admitted to news.com.au that it was “awkward” for the final four to pretend to win before the result was known.</span><br /><br /><span>“You’ve got to understand, by that point of the day we were so tired,” Chris said.</span><br /><br /><span>“We hadn’t had a day off four two weeks and we were physically drained.</span><br /><br /><span>“I think some people acted better than others. I definitely tried to exaggerate as much as I could because I wanted it to be like how it would be like if I actually did win."</span><br /><br /><span>Chris' win was the ending of a dramatic season that included accusations of Guy Sebastian “cheating”, buttons accidentally being pushed and an intense feud between Kelly and Guy.</span></p>

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Elvis Presley’s grandson dead at 27

<p>Lisa Marie Presley's son and Elvis Presley's grandson Benjamin Keough has died at the age of 27.</p> <p>Reports have said Benjamin took his own life on Sunday. </p> <p>In a statement to TMZ, Lisa's manager, Roger Widynowsk, said, "She is completely heartbroken, inconsolable and beyond devastated but trying to stay strong for her 11 year old twins and her oldest daughter Riley. </p> <p>“She adored that boy. He was the love of her life."</p> <blockquote style="background: #FFF; border: 0; border-radius: 3px; box-shadow: 0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width: 540px; min-width: 326px; padding: 0; width: calc(100% - 2px);" class="instagram-media" data-instgrm-permalink="https://www.instagram.com/p/CCkdywyJkeo/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" data-instgrm-version="12"> <div style="padding: 16px;"> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: row; align-items: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 50%; flex-grow: 0; height: 40px; margin-right: 14px; width: 40px;"></div> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: column; flex-grow: 1; justify-content: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; margin-bottom: 6px; width: 100px;"></div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; width: 60px;"></div> </div> </div> <div style="padding: 19% 0;"></div> <div style="display: block; height: 50px; margin: 0 auto 12px; width: 50px;"></div> <div style="padding-top: 8px;"> <div style="color: #3897f0; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: 550; line-height: 18px;">View this post on Instagram</div> </div> <p style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 17px; margin-bottom: 0; margin-top: 8px; overflow: hidden; padding: 8px 0 7px; text-align: center; text-overflow: ellipsis; white-space: nowrap;"><a style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px; text-decoration: none;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/p/CCkdywyJkeo/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank">A post shared by Gee 💋 (@justginam)</a> on Jul 12, 2020 at 10:01pm PDT</p> </div> </blockquote> <p>Benjamin followed in his famous family’s footsteps and was also a musician. He also acted in a short film called Rod and Barry.</p> <p>While he kept out of the limelight, no one could ignore the striking resemblance he beared to his world renowned grandfather. </p> <p>“He does [look so much like Elvis]!” Lisa Marie told CMT in 2012. </p> <p>“He was at the Opry and was the quiet storm behind the stage. Everybody turned around and looked when he was over there. Everybody was grabbing him for a photo because it is just uncanny.”</p> <p>Elvis’s daughter admitted she gets “overwhelmed” at times by how much they look alike. </p> <blockquote style="background: #FFF; border: 0; border-radius: 3px; box-shadow: 0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width: 540px; min-width: 326px; padding: 0; width: calc(100% - 2px);" class="instagram-media" data-instgrm-permalink="https://www.instagram.com/p/CCkdqsNF8H1/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" data-instgrm-version="12"> <div style="padding: 16px;"> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: row; align-items: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 50%; flex-grow: 0; height: 40px; margin-right: 14px; width: 40px;"></div> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: column; flex-grow: 1; justify-content: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; margin-bottom: 6px; width: 100px;"></div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; 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“Insulted” Boy George hangs up on radio host in awkward interview

<p><span>Boy George hung up on a Brisbane radio show early Friday morning after getting frustrated at the host for giving him an “insulting” introduction. </span></p> <p><span>4BC host Neil Breen played a bit of the Culture Club song<em> K</em></span><em>arma Chameleon</em><span> before introducing Boy George to his listeners.</span></p> <p><span>“If you grew up like I did as a teenager in the 1980s then Boy George was bigger than a big deal here in Australia,” Breen said. “He was massive.</span></p> <p><span>“His band Culture Club dominated the Australian singles chart from late ’82 into ’83 with two songs. </span><em>Karma Chameleon</em><span> was obviously their most notable one that we remember, but </span><em>Do You Really Want To Hurt Me</em><span> as well was their breakthrough song.”</span></p> <p><span>Breen then said to his guest, “I’m a bit nervous, Boy George.”</span></p> <p><span>But things didn’t start off as smoothly as expected when </span><em>The Voice</em><span> coach informed the host he wasn’t thrilled with the introduction.</span></p> <p><span>“Especially after that terrible comment about my music. I mean there’s about 10 records you missed that were huge massive hits,” Boy George said, laughing.</span></p> <p><span>The singer then proceeded to list a few of his other hit songs before saying, “I mean, please.”</span></p> <p><span>The interview then went from bad to worse when Breen said to Boy George: “We know how big you were, you were big in my house.”</span></p> <p><span>Boy George snapped: “No, no, please don’t talk about me like I’m in past context. It’s really insulting.”</span></p> <p><span>Scrambling to get the interview back on track, Breen continued: “I don’t mean to insult you, I was just reintroducing you to the audience who remember those great days but also remember you now and how big you are on </span><em>The Voice</em><span>.”</span></p> <p><span>But once again, Boy George was less than impressed.</span></p> <p><span>“Reintroduce them to someone who has been on national TV in Australia for the last four years? You don’t need to reintroduce me. I’m on TV. Everybody knows who I am,” the singer said.</span></p> <p><span>“I know that, Boy George,” Breen said. “But we’re just having a bit of fun. It’s a breakfast radio show.”</span></p> <p><span>The comment was met with silence and it took a few seconds for the 4BC host to realise that Boy George had hung up on him.</span></p> <p><span>“OK, well Boy George is gone,” Breen said. “We were trying to have a bit of fun here on this breakfast radio show and he was insulted that I played </span><em>Karma Chameleon</em><span>, but anyway.</span></p> <p><span>“I didn’t want to insult Boy George but there you go. He hung up on me and that’s the way it goes.”</span></p> <p><span>4BC is owned by Nine Entertainment, the same company that airs </span><em>The Voice</em><span> in Australia.</span></p> <p><span>“I thought we were all in the Channel 9 tent, but anyway,” Breen joked.</span></p> <p><span>“Sometimes pop stars, they’re funny, they’re finicky. If you play their old song that made them famous they want to disown it, so you know what we’re gonna do, we’re gonna play it again,” he said, before hitting play on the song.</span></p> <p><span>And believe it or not, this isn’t the first time Boy George acted like a diva.</span></p> <p><span>In 2017 he ended an interview with ABC Radio National’s Breakfast program, telling host Fran Kelly, “You’re boring me, goodbye”.</span></p>

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