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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; 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/CCkdqsNF8H1/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank">A post shared by ⚡𝚎𝚕𝚟𝚒𝚜⚡ (@elvis.presley_tcb)</a> on Jul 12, 2020 at 10:00pm PDT</p> </div> </blockquote> <p>As for whether Ben inherited his father’s musical skills, she has been cagey on behalf of her son.</p> <p>“He’s doing his own thing right now,” she told Huffington Post in 2013. </p> <p>“I’m going to let him decide when he wants to go out and do what he wants to do.”</p> <p>Lisa has had her own battles in life beyond losing her father and her son, and recently opened up about her addiction to opioids and painkillers. </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/CCkYN1NFXQJ/?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; 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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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​“She’s dead to me:” Tension reaches limit between Voice judges

<div class="post_body_wrapper"> <div class="post_body"> <div class="body_text ">Kelly Rowland and Guy Sebastian have seemingly reached their limits on <em>The Voice</em> whole mentoring together.<br /><br />For better or for worse however, their bitter feud was mentioned during a <em>9Now</em> interview this week where Guy, 38, admitted they Kelly is “sort of, dead to me”.<br /><br />And their bitter feud was evident during an interview with <em>9Now</em> this week.<br /><br />The singer went on to say with a laugh: “Because she follows everyone else on Instagram and she doesn't follow me, whatever.”<br /><br />However, the other coaches Delta Goodrem and Boy George had nothing but praise for their fellow judges.<br /><br />35-year-old Australian pop star Delta, revealed how she met Guy when he was on <em>Australian Idol</em> back in 2003.<br /><br />“He had my poster on his keyboard!' she said.<br /><br />“I was like, ‘Oh my gosh, Guy's singing to my poster!’”<br /><br />Boy George, shared the moment he first met Kelly.<br /><br />“I actually went up to Destiny's Child in a restaurant and I said, ‘I love your music, I'm a massive fan!’”<br /><br />Kelly made headlines last week when she stormed off stage after she admitted she felt Guy had made an “unfair” song choice for Bukhu Ganburged and Johnny Manuel's duet.<br /><br />Guy had allowed bookies' favourite Johnny to take the lead in the performance while Mongolian throat singer Bukhu only just had a supporting role.<br /><br />In an earlier episode, Kelly went head to head with Guy after he turned his chair for a singer in the blinds even though he already had a team that was full.</div> </div> </div> <div class="post-action-bar-component-wrapper"> <div class="post-actions-component"> <div class="upper-row"></div> </div> </div>

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Why some viewers despise Delta Goodrem

<p>Delta Goodrem has long been considered Australia’s sweetheart; however, she has been dividing fans since her very first season on<span> </span><em>The Voice</em><span> </span>in 2012.</p> <p>This season, just like any other, has resulted in many people branding the 35-year-old singer “annoying and insufferable” for her behaviour on-screen.</p> <p>Industry expert Rob McKnight told the <em>Daily Mail</em> that the reason behind Delta’s bad image is her undeniable career success.</p> <p>“Anyone who's successful in this country has just as many haters as they do fans,” said McKnight.</p> <p>“It's better to be polarising rather than bland; nobody cares about bland.”</p> <p>He also blamed Australia’s tall poppy syndrome for Delta’s large number of trolls.</p> <p>“In Australia we always love to cut down the tall poppies and the fact Delta has had so much success in her life only leads people to despise her success and feel jealous of it,” he explained.</p> <p>His kind words come after a senior record executive told Perth radio on Friday he was not a big fan of Delta as an artist.</p> <p>Michael Gudinski, a veteran of the Australian music industry said: “Look, I'm not the biggest Delta Goodrem fan, I must admit.”</p> <p>His comments answered a question about the<span> </span><em>Music From The Home Front </em>charity concert, which he had a large part in organising.</p> <p>Delta had performed in the concert, but Michael admitted he found that her “COVID performance” in the One World: Together At Home concert  “of hers lacked lustre.”</p> <p>“I'm not big on celebrities, I'm being honest here,” he added.  </p> <p>On Twitter, trolls have taken aim at Goodrem for her vibrant personality on <em>The Voice. </em></p> <p>"<span>Delta Goodrem is f------ annoying," one fan tweeted.</span></p> <p><span>Another another wrote: "Delta, still insufferable."</span></p> <p>"You just KNOW Delta was one of those annoying theatre kids who breaks into song every five minutes... What I'm trying to say is she was TOTALLY Rachel from Glee," another harsh comment read. </p> <p>Fans did not take the criticism of the singer lying down however, with one writing: "People have the nerve to call Delta fake and other rubbish? She's one of the most kindest and genuine souls out there." </p> <p>Another said: "Bless Delta, she is so lovely THAT DUET WAS AMAZING OMG."</p> <p> </p>

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"I didn't handle it well": Guy Sebastian admits he slipped up

<div class="body_text "> <p>Guy Sebastian has admitted that he "didn't handle it well" last night after a tense episode of <em>The Voice.</em></p> <p>Fellow coaches Kelly Rowland and Delta Goodrem ripped into Sebastian for treating a contestant "unfairly".</p> <p>The episode featured "The Battles" stage of the competition, where coaches put two of their team members against each other to sing the same song in front of the studio audience.</p> <p>After the song, the coach picks their favourite and another judge has an opportunity to "save" the singer that would be eliminated. The coach can only use one of two saves per Battles stage. </p> <p>Guy chose Bukhu Ganburged to take on fellow teammate Johnny Manuel, who is a fan favourite to win the competition.</p> <p>Bukhu had a stunning "Blind Audition", where his Mongolian throat singing allowed him to produce two or more notes at the same time stunned the coaches.</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"> <p dir="ltr">You can't unhear this... The most unbelievable Blind Audition we've EVER seen 🤯 <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/TheVoiceAU?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#TheVoiceAU</a> <a href="https://t.co/1tvhWP7dVd">pic.twitter.com/1tvhWP7dVd</a></p> — The Voice Australia (@TheVoiceAU) <a href="https://twitter.com/TheVoiceAU/status/1265234386221293569?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">May 26, 2020</a></blockquote> <p>However, fans of the show questioned whether or not how far the throat singing would take Bukhu as he would have to sing other songs that had lyrics.</p> <p>Guy chose Michael Jackson's <em>Earth Song</em> for the duo to perform, with Johnny singing the bulk of the lyrics and Bukhu providing a backing melody with his throat singing.</p> <p>After the performance, Delta said Guy picked a song she felt was designed to let Johnny shine instead of both singers.</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"> <p dir="ltr">The spine-tingling Battle between Johnny and Bukhu divided our Coaches 🙅‍♂️ <br /><br />Share your Voice - was this a fair Battle? <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/TheVoiceAU?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#TheVoiceAU</a> <a href="https://t.co/fr0Kzwmp3K">pic.twitter.com/fr0Kzwmp3K</a></p> — The Voice Australia (@TheVoiceAU) <a href="https://twitter.com/TheVoiceAU/status/1274653954152923137?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">June 21, 2020</a></blockquote> <p>“How was this a battle because it felt like Bukhu was your backing player,” Delta said to Johnny and Guy. “I didn’t at all feel it was fair. Bukhu was backing you and that was it.”</p> <p>Kelly agreed with Delta, but Guy said that Bukhu made it to the "Battles" round due t his throat singing skill and not his actual singing voice.</p> <p>“Just so I’m clear,” he said to his fellow judges, “you guys turned around for Bukhu (in the Blind Auditions) for his vocals?”</p> <p>“Let’s be real,” he continued. “I turned around because there was something unique about Bukhu, but it’s his throat singing and his playing and his insane musicianship.</p> <p>“What’s unfair is if I get Bukhu to sing up against Johnny,” Guy said.</p> <p>Delta stood by her point, saying "Right now, we are in a "battle" and it's about giving a song that is fair to both artists".</p> <p>However, Guy said that Bukhu was happy with the arrangement of the song.</p> <p>“Bukhu doesn’t put his hand up and say to me that he’s a singer as a pop singer,” Guy said. “He’s not trying to out-sing Johnny, so why would I put him in a position where he doesn’t shine in his best light?”</p> <p>Host Darren McMullen then asked Bukhu what he thought about the arrangement and whether or not Guy's song choice was unfair to him.</p> <p>The 35-year-old throat singer said, "Honestly, I don't know actually."</p> <p>Kelly then stormed off set, saying that she didn't want to continue the argument with Guy.</p> <p>“I’m not gonna go back and forth with you, Guy, I’m not doing this,” she said as she walked backstage.</p> <p>“What’s a walk off gonna do?” Guy said to Kelly. “It’s so disrespectful.”</p> <p>Kelly heard the comment from backstage and yelled back angrily: “No, you’re disrespectful, you’re disrespectful! In that case don’t put them together!”</p> <p>After the airing of the episode, Guy took to Twitter to explain his side.</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"> <p dir="ltr"><a href="https://t.co/3JBCgRJHyt">pic.twitter.com/3JBCgRJHyt</a></p> — Guy Sebastian (@GuySebastian) <a href="https://twitter.com/GuySebastian/status/1274650811323170817?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">June 21, 2020</a></blockquote> <p>“There is a lot that people don’t see on this show including mentoring and follow up phone calls with the artists. I am disappointed that I didn’t just cop it on the chin and bring focus back to the artists.”</p> <p>He continued: “It was a challenge having someone like Bukhu and I admit that it seemed vocally unbalanced. I wanted them both 2 shine &amp; thought that showcasing Bukhu’s musicianship was the way 2 do it. He is exceptional and I’m sad that this went down the way it did due to my choice.</p> <p>“It’s something that cuts me &amp; I didn’t handle it well.”</p> </div>

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Vale Dame Vera Lynn

<p>Iconic songstress Dame Vera Lynn has died at the age of 103.</p> <p>In a statement, the singer’s family said she passed away on Thursday “surrounded by her close family”.</p> <p>The Forces’ Sweetheart, who had sold over a million records by the age of 22, was best known for performing hits such as <em>We’ll Meet Again </em>to troops in World War Two, as well as <em>The White Cliffs Of Dover</em>, <em>There’ll Always Be An England</em>, <em>I’ll Be Seeing You</em>, <em>Wishing</em> and <em>If Only I Had Wings</em>.</p> <p>She was also known for her charity commitments, having been involved with organisations concerned with military veterans as well as polio, breast cancer, blindness and cerebral palsy.</p> <p>Her last public performance was at Hyde Park, in a 1995 ceremony that marked the 50th anniversary of Victory in Europe Day.</p> <p>Days before her 100th birthday, she released a compilation album titled <em>Vera</em> <em>Lynn 100</em>, featuring re-orchestrated versions of some of her most popular tunes. The album rose to number 3, making her the first centenarian to enter the UK charts.</p> <p>In April, the Queen referenced the song during a speech to Britons who were separated from families and friends due to the coronavirus lockdown, saying: “We will be with our friends again, we will be with our families again, we will meet again.”</p> <p>Following the speech, Dame Vera beat her previous record to become the oldest artist to get a top 40 album in the UK after the song re-entered the charts at number 30.</p> <p>Dame Vera is survived by her daughter Virginia.</p>

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Susan Boyle delights the internet with her first ever TikTok video

<p>Susan Boyle has made an incredibly hilarious debut to social media app Tiktok, where she was shown displaying her amazing dance moves with friends. </p> <p>The 59-year-old <em>Britain's Got Talent</em> star took part in a socially distanced dance accompanied by her personal assistant Geraldine and vocal coach Chris Judge.</p> <p>The group boogied to the song <em>Laxed Siren Beat</em> by Jawsh 685 and the video was uploaded to the account of Gez Rae.</p> <div class="embed-responsive embed-responsive-16by9"><iframe class="embed-responsive-item" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/N3yKG_Yc4V4"></iframe></div> <p>The Scottish singer revealed in February she’s actually been trying to add another talent under her belt by taking dancing lessons</p> <p>"Someone suggested I would be good on Strictly Come Dancing," she told The Sun. </p> <p>"Yeah, I would like that. I've got some moves. I've been taking dance lessons."</p> <p>The Scottish singer, who rose to fame on the third series of <em>Britain's Got Talent</em> in 2009 with her stunning rendition of <em>I Dreamed a Dream</em> from<em> Les Misérables</em>, told to <em>A Current Affair's</em> Tracy Grimshaw that there's still plenty of things on her bucket list for her to tick off and make sure come to fruition. </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/BySmiH-lddE/?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/BySmiH-lddE/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank">A post shared by Susan Boyle (@susanboylemusic)</a> on Jun 4, 2019 at 7:08am PDT</p> </div> </blockquote> <p>"My bucket list? One is to ride a bike — I got my very first bike, never had a bike when I was a kid," Boyle said to Grimshaw. "And I've got my professional licence, I've learned how to drive."</p> <p>Boyle also admitted in the same interview that being pushed into international fame so suddenly back in 2012, was simply too much for her to handle at the time. </p> <p>She says three years after the show, she was diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome which came as a “relief” to her. </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/B8b2ZQpl3Cg/?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/B8b2ZQpl3Cg/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank">A post shared by Susan Boyle (@susanboylemusic)</a> on Feb 11, 2020 at 9:34am PST</p> </div> </blockquote> <p>"That was just a relief for me, though, because for years I thought I had something a bit more serious, you know? So that took it off my shoulders a bit," Boyle said, explaining that she had previously thought she had "quite serious brain damage."</p> <p>"[With] Asperger's, you just have to make people aware that sometimes you have to go at a certain pace, don't be too bombarded with things. At the very beginning I was too bombarded," she recalled.</p> <p>"I just want to keep going. I just want to keep entertaining people, making albums, touring. I'm as happy as anything."</p>

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Cheating scandal rocks The Voice Australia judges: “You can’t do that!”

<p><span>A drama-filled episode on Monday night’s <em>The Voice</em> left fans divided on which judge was in the right.</span><br /><br /><span>Guy Sebastian was at the centre of controversy when he turned around his chair for contestant Wolf Winters, who performed a stunning and moody rendition of Simon &amp; Garfunkel's<em> The Sound of Silence.</em></span><br /><br /><span>However, the decision resulted in an epic showdown between fellow mentors Guy and Kelly Rowland, who still had a slot available on her team.</span><br /><br /><span>The tuft became so heated between the two, a producer was forced to step in and intervene.</span></p> <p><img style="width: 0px; height: 0px;" src="https://oversixtydev.blob.core.windows.net/media/7836526/guy-sebastian.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/e569023bab544f85969ff30973e27a04" /><br /><br /><span>“Wait, you can't do that!” Kelly cried out, which prompted fellow coach Boy George to say: “You're full. You can't have this man anyway.”</span><br /><br /><span>Guy then tried to encourage Kelly to recruit Wolf, to which she replied: “I’m looking for something specific. How're you going to tell me what to look for in my team?”</span><br /><br /><span>She went on to add: “You're cheating. You are cheating!”</span><br /><br /><span>It was then a producer had to intervene.</span><br /><br /><span>“The problem we have is that unless we get Kelly to take him, we potentially have to tell him that he's not through anymore,” the producer explained.</span><br /><br /><span>The show went on to decide that Guy could have Wolf despite already having a full team, but would lose two of his singers in the battle rounds.</span><br /><br /><span>One fan took to Twitter to bash the mentor, show: “How did Guy's chair turn? I thought they can't turn if your team is full.”</span><br /><br /><span>“Honestly, Guy knew the rules just because Kelly didn't turn. Now you're putting her in that situation... why is it on Kelly to take him just because Guy presses his button. It ain't fair,” another person said.</span><br /><br /><span>A third viewer wrote: “Okay, so that was unfair on everyone involved, Guy. Not very good sportsmanship.”</span><br /><br /><span>Others were sympathetic, however, with one person tweeting: “Kelly broke the rules last year, so who is she talking to Guy about how he is not following the rules when she changed the rules herself last year?”</span></p>

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The sweet way Will Callaghan was finally found

<div class="post_body_wrapper"> <div class="post_body"> <div class="body_text "> <p>Spontaneous volunteer Ben Gibbs has described the moment he found a “really angelic” William Callaghan, ending a three-day search for the 14-year-old autistic child.</p> <p>Gibbs said he was singing when he came across a barefoot William just before noon on Wednesday.</p> <p>"I was just peacefully walking through the bush," he said.</p> <p>"I was singing because I thought maybe if he hears some noise [he might respond] but he's got autism so he's not going to respond to shouting and things like that."</p> <p>Gibbs lives in the area and knows the State park of Mount Disappointment well as he has been visiting the mountain since a child.</p> <p>There were fears that William would suffer from exposure as the temperatures plunged to around zero for both nights.</p> <p>"Exposure's a terrible thing, the cold, so I really felt for him," he said.</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"> <p dir="ltr">14-year-old William Callaghan is this morning safe and sound after spending 47 hours lost in the Victorian wilderness. <a href="https://twitter.com/IzaStaskowski?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@IzaStaskowski</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/9News?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#9News</a> <a href="https://t.co/jUmMweO4nz">pic.twitter.com/jUmMweO4nz</a></p> — Nine News Melbourne (@9NewsMelb) <a href="https://twitter.com/9NewsMelb/status/1270804012510654467?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">June 10, 2020</a></blockquote> <p>Gibbs started his search by coming from the bottom of the mountain.</p> <p>"There's quite a bit of single track that goes through there that I know quite well so I just sort of followed that up and went off track once I got near the top," he said.</p> <p>"I saw where the guys had tagged where they did some searching previously so I dropped in a bit deeper than that."</p> <p>"It wasn't too far down in there. From the track [he was about] 20 minutes in.</p> <p>"I was just wandering through the bush, and it was quite thick, so I was breaking my way through, and then he was just like about 15 metres from me just standing there, just really angelic."</p> <p>Gibbs said that Will looked in reasonable health and after seeing barefoot William, Gibbs offered him socks, a jacket and a hat and gave him some chocolate.</p> <p>Gibbs was aware that William liked Thomas the Tank Engine, so he spoke to him about some of the characters.</p> <p>"He didn't seem bothered by me," he said.</p> <p>"He was happy to get the chocolate," he said.</p> <p>"I just took my time."</p> </div> </div> </div>

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"I stand with you": Jack Vigden apologises for racist comments

<p><em>The Voice</em><span> </span>star Jack Vidgen has used Instagram to apologise for making “racist” comments in the past.</p> <p>Vidgen pledged his support for the Black Lives Matter movement and admitted that he was once “ignorant and uneducated” about systemic racism.</p> <p>He also touched on how being pulled up for a racist comment felt like an attack.</p> <p>“It was a hard pill to swallow when I started being educated about racism and started realising that even though I didn't think I was racist in any way, a lot of things I said and also didn't say were racist,” he wrote.</p> <p>“I was 19 when a friend pulled me up on something I said. Looking back now, I can't believe it came out of my mouth, but at the time I was so ignorant and uneducated, I didn't think it was racist or prejudice.”</p> <p>He also urged his followers to educate themselves about the Black Lives Matter movement.</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/CA4i6lNJog-/?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/CA4i6lNJog-/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank">A post shared by jack vidgen (@jack.vidgen)</a> on Jun 1, 2020 at 12:08am PDT</p> </div> </blockquote> <p>“If you don’t understand/agree with myself and millions of people posting about how BLACK LIVES DO MATTER, please educate yourself. Research. Google. Read books. Talk to friends who you know are anti-racist because I know being told you’re racist or something you say is racist can feel like an attack, but looking back you’ll be so grateful for that educational source.”</p> <p>Vidgen said that he was still learning about “racism and how ingrained it is in society”.</p> <p>“I'm not going to pretend to even begin to understand how people of colour are feeling right now and have always felt but I just want to say I love you and I stand with you,” he concluded.</p> <p>Vidgen’s post comes after protests and riots take over the U.S after George Floyd, an unarmed black man, died in Minneapolis after a white police officer pressed his knee against his neck for eight minutes.</p>

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“This hurts”: Guy Sebastian drops bombshell on The Voice leaving Delta speechless

<p><em>The Voice’s<span> </span></em><span>Delta Goodrem was left speechless on Sunday as Guy Sebastian revealed he’s close friends with contestant Matt Gresham, after she unknowingly stopped them from working together by using her ‘block’ button.</span></p> <p><span>Seconds after Delta blocked Matt from choosing Guy as his mentor, the singer revealed the two had a very close relationship.</span></p> <p><span>“You don’t know this, but Matt’s a really good mate of mine. That’s why the block hurts, because we go way back together,” he explained in frustration.</span></p> <p><span>Each coach has two ‘blocks’ they can secretly use during auditions this year. This means they’re able to block another coach from getting a singer that they want.</span></p> <p><span>After Matt finished his rendition of </span><em>Bruises</em><span> by Lewis Capaldi, Guy was unable to be his mentor due to being blocked. The coach then demanded to know who had blocked him.</span></p> <p><span>“Okay it was me, I did it. I definitely pressed the block button. I did it with the best intention because that's how much I love your voice. It came from the right place,” explained Delta, unaware of Matt and Guy's relationship.   </span></p> <p><span>Guy then revealed that Matt is a “really good mate of mine”, Delta couldn’t believe it.</span></p> <p><span>She muttered “oh, sorry” as Guy complimented Matt, saying: “I seriously love you and know what you're capable of. Your voice is full of storytelling and life experience.”</span></p> <p><span>Delta told the singer: “Your voice is everything that I want on my team.”</span></p> <p><span>Explaining why he chose to audition on </span><em>The Voice</em><span>, Matt said: “I'm from Western Australia, about two years ago I suffered with some really bad PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder) and depression and basically just quit music.</span></p> <p><span>“I haven't really been able to do anything until this.”</span></p> <p><span>Guy and Matt seem to share an incredibly close friendship as the contestant has previously toured with the judge and have spent years gushing over each other on social media.</span></p> <p><span>In December 2017, Matt accompanied Guy on stage at Carols in the City. </span></p> <p><span>Last year, Matt shared a photo of with Guy sharing a beer just before the ARIA Awards.</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/B-m7ut4nl05/?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/B-m7ut4nl05/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank">Missing my brother in sydney @guysebastian</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/mattgreshammusic/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank"> mattgreshammusic</a> on Apr 5, 2020 at 10:55am PDT</p> </div> </blockquote> <p><span>“So proud to call Guy Sebastian a friend, an inspiration and a brother,” he wrote. </span></p>

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Guy Sebastian reveals why he and his brother aren’t working together on The Voice

<div class="post_body_wrapper"> <div class="post_body"> <div class="body_text "> <p>Viewers were left surprised when Guy Sebastian’s brother Chris ended up auditioning for <em>The Voice</em> and turned chairs.</p> <p>They were even more surprised to see Chris go with Kelly Rowland’s team.</p> <p>However, Guy has revealed why the pair aren’t working together to <em>Nova’s Fitzy and Wippa</em>.</p> <p>“...We are very very close and I’ve always kept stuff separate with work and that type of thing. I would hate for any of that to get in the way of our relationship,” he told hosts Ryan Fitzgerald and Michael Wipfli.</p> <p>Guy also revealed that he promised that if none of the other judges wanted him, Guy would save him.</p> <p>“We knew early on he would go with someone else, I said "if no one turns Chris which is quite an unlikely scenario then I’ll turn for you",” he said.</p> <p>Guy hoped that by being honest, it would stop “conspiracy theories” about his brother being on the show.</p> <p>“We talked about it, there is a lot at stake because he’s my brother so people are gonna get very caught up in the competition side of things and have little conspiracy theories and he knew he’d cop it little bit,” he added.</p> <p>Chris’ audition on Monday was overshadowed by viewers saying he should not have been allowed on the competition due to his family link and how it was “unfair” on other contestants.</p> <p>"I absolutely feel like Chris shouldn't [have] been allowed to audition,' one viewer tweeted after the episode, while another added, 'Chris Sebastian, Guy will hire him."</p> <p>Naturally, Chris had anticipated the backlash and denied the competition was “rigged” before his audition was aired.</p> <p>Chris also spoke to<span> </span><a rel="noopener" href="https://www.nowtolove.com.au/womansday" target="_blank"><em>Woman’s Day</em></a><span> </span>about how he didn’t want to be on his brother’s team.</p> <p>“I had him ruled out from the beginning. I'd hate people to think I wasn't there for my own abilities or it was rigged,” Chris explained.</p> <p>“I didn't want anyone to think I was getting special treatment.”</p> </div> </div> </div>

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Keith Urban surprises fans by giving them his number

<p>Country music star Keith Urban has won the hearts of fans by asking them to send him a text.</p> <p>He put up a snap on Instagram of a Polaroid with a US phone number, explaining that fans should “shoot me a text”.</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/CADyIcLpcWc/?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/CADyIcLpcWc/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank">Shoot me a text! 615-240-2938</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/keithurban/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank"> Keith Urban</a> (@keithurban) on May 11, 2020 at 12:21pm PDT</p> </div> </blockquote> <p>The reply, according to<span> </span>Now To Love, is instant but automated and unfortunately, fans outside the US can’t access the latest service.</p> <p>"Hi! Glad you're here. I can't text internationally just yet but fill out your contact info so we can text you as soon as it's available,” the automated text said.</p> <p>The link leads fans to a site called<span> </span>Community, that describes itself as "a new conversation platform enabling direct and instant communication at massive scale, all through text messaging."</p> <p>Other stars, such as the band OneRepublic, have jumped on board, with lead singer of the band Ryan Tedder explaining to<span> </span><a rel="noopener" href="https://www.billboard.com/amp/articles/business/8543190/why-hundreds-music-stars-giving-fans-phone-numbers-community-app" target="_blank">Billboard</a><span> </span>why they use the platform.</p> <p>"We captured over 20% of our audience at Red Rocks and immediately had so much more engagement than we've ever had with Instagram and Twitter," Ryan explained.</p> <p>"Nobody else should have your fan's information other than you -- the fact that Facebook owns all of it and we can't have access to it unless we want to pay exorbitant fees is ridiculous."</p> <p>There’s no word as to when the service will be in Australia or New Zealand as of yet, but fans of Urban should keep their eyes peeled.</p>

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“This is what being an at home roadie looks like”: Nicole Kidman shares sweet video of Keith Urban rocking out

<p>Oscar-winning actress Nicole Kidman is rocking out at home to her husband Keith Urban’s country sounds. She uploaded a crazy and chaotic Instagram video of her husband shredding on the guitar.</p> <p>The<span> </span><em>Big Little Lies</em><span> </span>star couldn’t be prouder as she watched on, smiled and gave a thumbs up to the camera.</p> <p>“This is how I get to hang out now,” Kidman said.</p> <p>The video then cut to a full shot of Urban, 52, riffing on his electric guitar.</p> <p>She uploaded the video to Instagram with a sweet caption, saying “this is what being an at home roadie looks like” and tagged her husband’s account.</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/B--CZ-CpI8r/?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/B--CZ-CpI8r/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank">This is what being an at home roadie looks like 🎸❤️ @KeithUrban</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/nicolekidman/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank"> Nicole Kidman</a> (@nicolekidman) on Apr 14, 2020 at 10:16am PDT</p> </div> </blockquote> <p>The couple have had a very musical time in isolation as Keith has been producing live studio sessions for his music fans and followers on Instagram.</p> <p>Urban has been sharing live concerts online via his Instagram account and YouTube channel. One clip late last month showed Kidman dancing up a storm as she relaxed with no shoes on and had her hair in a low ponytail as Urban performed<span> </span><em>Never Comin’ Down</em>.</p> <p>She cheered him on as she played the ultimate supportive wife and cheered him on during his performance.</p>

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