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Guy Sebastian steals the show with X-rated gag

<p>Guy Sebastian shook the table with his raunchy quip at the <em>2020 ARIA Awards.</em></p> <p>The typically usually squeaky-clean celebrity shocked the audience after he looked at comedian Joel Creasey’s bright green Kenzo jumpsuit and dead-panned: “Greg Norman couldn’t wear that!”</p> <p><img style="width: 500px; height: 281.25px;" src="https://oversixtydev.blob.core.windows.net/media/7838931/guy-sebastian-joel-creasey.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/6938ec34385041049236ef5d5659c535" /></p> <p>Golfing legend Greg Norman made headlines for a racy post on social media, with a number of fans pointing out a very X-rated detail in one of the snaps.</p> <p>“Doesn’t leave much to the imagination!” one person commented.</p> <p>“Damn Greg save it for the OnlyFans. Absolute unit!” another user wrote.</p> <p>Joe jokingly responded that his outfit was “subtle”.</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/CH56_o8p7H4/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" data-instgrm-version="13"> <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/CH56_o8p7H4/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank">A post shared by Greg Norman (@shark_gregnorman)</a></p> </div> </blockquote> <p>Guy’s raunchy quip wasn’t the only unscripted moment during the night.</p> <p>Tim Minchin also told art fans rather bluntly what to do when venues start to reopen, and shows are able to happen again.</p> <p>“Do please buy a f**king ticket,” he said while presenting the Best Female award with Kate Ceberano.</p> <p>Tame Impala were the night’s biggest winners, taking home five awards including Album of the Year.</p>

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Guy Sebastian’s fate on The Voice 2021 revealed

<p>With The Voice airing on Channel 7 in 2021, speculation about whether the coaches will remain the same has been circulating online.</p> <p>On Wednesday, Guy Sebastian’s brother Chris revealed that the 39-year-old would definitely be returning as a coach.</p> <p>“I’m going to say I’m 98 per cent sure he’s back. He’ll be back for it, yeah,” Chris, who won in 2020, told <a rel="noopener" href="https://www.who.com.au/the-voice-2021-guy-sebastian-chris-sebastian" target="_blank">Who magazine</a>.</p> <p>He did admit that he had “no idea” about whether Delta Goodrem will be returning.</p> <p>“I don’t know but I’ve got a gig with Delta in a week or two so I’ll ask her then but I’m not too sure,” the 32-year-old admitted.</p> <p>Delta joined The Voice in its debut season in 2012, whereas Guy became a coach on the show in 2019.</p> <p>Due to the coronavirus pandemic, it’s unlikely Boy George and Kelly Rowland will be returning in 2021, as travel has been limited.</p> <p>Although last month, Boy George admitted that he had “kindly” taken a pay cut from Channel 9 in order to secure a spot on the coaching panel in 2021.</p> <p>“Truth is, I kindly took a pay cut from @TheVoiceAU because of the corona. I am also decent, and they agreed to have me next season,” the British singer tweeted.</p> <p>“If I had known they would swap networks I still would have taken a financial hit because I’m decent and I never burn bridges!”</p> <p>His comments came after New Idea reported that he and Kelly had been dumped from the show.</p>

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Dolly did it! Fans praise Dolly Parton for "curing coronavirus"

<div class="post_body_wrapper"> <div class="post_body"> <div class="body_text redactor-styles redactor-in"> <p><span>Dolly Parton has been praised by country music fans for "playing an important role in the COVID battle" after making a very generous donation.</span></p> <p>She gave USD $1 million to the Vanderbilt University Medical Centre in Nashville to fund coronavirus projects.</p> <p>One of these projects were human trials of the Moderna vaccine, which was found this week to be nearly 95 per cent effective against the virus in early studies.</p> <p>A Vanderbilt spokesperson said Parton’s “generous” gift was helping “several promising research initiatives”.</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"> <p dir="ltr">When I donated the money to the Covid fund I just wanted it to do good and evidently, it is! Let’s just hope we can find a cure real soon. <a href="https://t.co/dQgDWexO0C">pic.twitter.com/dQgDWexO0C</a></p> — Dolly Parton (@DollyParton) <a href="https://twitter.com/DollyParton/status/1328741440470528000?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">November 17, 2020</a></blockquote> <p>Fans are saying that "Dolly is our saviour" and others are saying that as she donated to the researchers that are now helping with the vaccine, she helped cure COVID.</p> <p>Dolly announced her generous donation to the Medical Center back in May.</p> <p>“My longtime friend Dr Naji Abumrad, who’s been involved in research at Vanderbilt for many years, informed me that they were making some exciting advancements towards that research of the coronavirus for a cure,” the star wrote on Instagram.</p> <p>“I am making a donation of $1 million to Vanderbilt towards that research and to encourage people that can afford it to make donations.”</p> </div> </div> </div>

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"It's what happens": Grant Denyer addresses Dancing With The Stars axing

<div class="post_body_wrapper"> <div class="post_body"> <div class="body_text redactor-styles redactor-in"> <p>Loveable TV personality Grant Denyer spoke out about his latest program <em>Dancing With The Stars</em> being axed.</p> <p>"It's what happens in television," the 43-year-old told <a rel="noopener" href="https://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/" target="_blank" class="editor-rtflink">The Daily Telegraph</a> on Sunday. </p> <p>"The only gigs that are a certainty is reading the news or hosting a morning breakfast show," he continued.</p> <p>"They're the only bolted-on industry jobs; for the rest of us, shows come and go. It's just the nature of the beast."</p> <p>Denyer feels like shows such as <em>Family Feud </em>and <em>Dancing with the Stars</em> are "cyclical" and will "no doubt come back somewhere else further down the track."</p> <p><em>Dancing with the Stars </em>was axed by Channel 10 last month.</p> <p>"We have decided to hang up our dancing shoes, lycra pants and sequined jackets for the time being," a network spokesperson told <a rel="noopener" href="https://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-8950849/Grant-Denyer-addresses-Dancing-Stars-getting-axed-hints-back.html" target="_blank" class="editor-rtflink"><em>Daily Mail Australia</em></a><em>. </em></p> <p>"We would like to express our sincere thanks and gratitude to all those involved in the show, in particular Amanda Keller and Grant Denyer, who were fabulous hosts, as well as all the judges, dancers, the stars and of course the crew."</p> </div> </div> </div>

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Delta and Boy George drop bombshell in the lead up to Christmas

<p>While no one really knows who will be on The Voice judging panel next year, it has been recently revealed that Delta Goodrem and Boy George will be joining forces for a special project.</p> <p>Taking to Twitter to make the announcement, Boy George revealed that he and Delta will release a festive song together.</p> <p>“Very excited to be recording a xmas song with @DeltaGoodrem and that's all I'm saying! Lol!” he teased.</p> <p>This isn’t the first time the Culture Club star released Christmas music, as dedicated fans will remember George being one of the famous singers to feature on Bob Geldof’s 1984 iconic hit, Do They Know It’s Christmas?, which raised money for those affected by famine in Ethiopia.</p> <p>While none of The Voice coaches have officially confirmed whether they are staying or going on the show, George previously joked on social media that Channel Seven “couldn’t afford him”.</p> <p>Solid Gold singer Delta cryptically touched on her future on The Voice during a recent interview with Stellar.</p> <p>“I love the show. It’s such a wonderful experience and is something I’ve been a part of since day one,” Delta told the publication.</p> <p>“I say after every season – because everybody asks every year – that, as an artist, I take in each moment and appreciate the year that’s been and all the different things I’ve been a part of," she added.</p> <p>“Then looking ahead, I step into every role and every decision for my next chapter as an ever-evolving artist, and it’s always a step-by-step process of looking at my goals and planning the year ahead.”</p> <p>Meanwhile, <a rel="noopener" href="https://www.newidea.com.au/guy-sebastian-the-voice-2021" target="_blank">Guy Sebastian, 39, has also weighed in, telling New Idea</a>: “I’ve had a conversation, as has Delta. Obviously, they’re going to talk to existing coaches and tell them what their plans are.”</p>

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Nicole Kidman shows off incredible singing voice

<p><span>Nicole Kidman has reminded fans that she not only acts, but she sings spectacularly too.</span><br /><br /><span>The Undoing actress, 53, leant her vocals to the TV show's title track after her director Susanne Bier persuaded her.</span><br /><br /><span>Kidman posted a video of her singing the song 'Dream A Little Dream Of Me' on Instagram.</span><br /><br /><span>She went on to explain that Bier called her to say, "I've had an idea — I want you to record the title sequence."</span><br /><br /><span>"I was like, 'Absolutely not'," Kidman responded, before adding, "Then she said 'You have to. And I went 'OK'."</span><br /><br /><span>While many may not know she has some serious vocal chops, this is not her first public performance.</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/tv/CHDj7r2pc-S/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" data-instgrm-version="13"> <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/tv/CHDj7r2pc-S/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank">Danish director + musician husband + filming in a basement studio = nervous singer of #TheUndoing theme song.</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 Nov 1, 2020 at 8:57am PST</p> </div> </blockquote> <p><br /><span>She sang in the musicals Moulin Rouge and Nine.</span><br /><br /><span>Despite her previous experience, she told The Sydney Morning Herald that she was incredibly nervous.</span><br /><br /><span>"I can't do with my voice what I can do when I act and that's very frustrating," Kidman said.</span><br /><br /><span>"With performance, there's the possibility I may not get there. But at least I know I can try to reach it. With voice, I just can't. I wish I could sing what I feel."</span><br /><br /><span>In an interview on Zoe Ball's Radio 2 show, Kidman explained the thought process behind recording the track.</span><br /><br /><span>"We were in lockdown. We were in Tennessee, in Nashville, and the director sent me a text going, 'Would you sing the title track, 'Dream a Little Dream,' to the series?'" Kidman said.</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/CGFWWtFpi22/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" data-instgrm-version="13"> <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/CGFWWtFpi22/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank">Love getting to play dress up and chat about @UndoingHBO with @MarieClaireAU ✨ Link in bio xx</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 Oct 8, 2020 at 6:05am PDT</p> </div> </blockquote> <p><br /><span>"I was like, 'What? No, I so don't want to do that. My voice is not good,' which is always my reaction, and she said, 'No, no, I think you can sing it.'"</span><br /><br /><span>Kidman has been married to musician Keith Urban since 2006.</span><br /><br /><span>Urban helped her by offering their home studio to record the track. "We laid it down and sent it in, and they mixed it so it ended up in the series," she said.</span><br /><br /><span>"I don't know if that's a good or bad thing."</span></p>

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Composer of Bunnings iconic jingle revealed

<p>The songwriter behind the Bunnings ad jingles has been uncovered, saying he always “knew” he’d be tracked down.</p> <p>ABC advertising show Gruen revealed they’d found composer Trevor Hilton on Wednesday, 25 years after he wrote the iconic jingle for the hardware store.</p> <p>“Yes, I wrote that jingle,” Mr Hilton said, telling the program he still collects royalties from the gig.</p> <p>“This week, we went on an interstate odyssey to track down the composer of the Bunnings theme,” host Wil Anderson said. “Twenty five years later, he still secretly wanders around his local WA store whistling the tune. The first thing he said when we finally reached him? ‘I knew this day would come’.”</p> <p><img style="width: 500px; height:279.95867768595036px;" src="https://oversixtydev.blob.core.windows.net/media/7838532/screen-shot-2020-10-30-at-114908-am.png" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/04ddba78785446d08870b287407f631c" /></p> <p>Mr Hilton said he wrote the song on a sunny afternoon back in 1995.</p> <p>“For me it was just another day at the office, jingling away on this very keyboard, with this very floppy disk,” he said.</p> <p>Mr Hilton now resides in Busselton, in the south west of Western Australia. Anderson joked the composer had previously been one of the only Bunnings staff members to not appear on camera.</p> <p>The unmasking led to a flurry of excited responses, with people calling Mr Hilton a “legend” and a “hero”.</p> <p>“Where is the Order of Australia for services to industry AND THE ARTS for this dude,” former triple j host and broadcaster Adam Spencer wrote.</p> <p>“The Man. The Myth. The Legend,” another man wrote on Twitter.</p> <p>“This man is a hero,” another said.</p>

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Guy Sebastian slams SAS Australia's violence against women

<p>Guy Sebastian has called out Channel 7’s <em>SAS Australia</em>, saying he felt “sick” after he tuned in to Monday night’s episode.</p> <p>In the episode, the 17 celebrity recruits were challenged to fight one another in a boxing fight.</p> <p>AFLW player Sabrina Frederick picked Nick ‘Honeybadger’ Cummins, which shocked her fellow contestants and those watching at home.</p> <p>Honeybadger did not hold back, and Sebastian came on to Nova 93.7’s <em>Nathan, Nat &amp; Shaun</em> show on Thursday morning to speak about the confronting scene.</p> <p><img style="width: 500px; height: 281.25px;" src="https://oversixtydev.blob.core.windows.net/media/7838373/sas-guy-sebastian-3.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/1770343db2e749c2938ebcd79e504fce" /></p> <p>“My wife and I run a foundation where we deal with domestic violence,” he said on radio.</p> <p>“I thought that was pretty p**s poor, if I’m being honest.</p> <p>“I think it makes it very difficult to tell your kids, to tell your boy, ‘You never hit a girl! It doesn’t matter what the circumstance is, you just never, ever hit a girl. Violence against women is always wrong.’</p> <p>“I felt quite sick if I’m being honest, watching that,” Sebastian continued.</p> <p>The Australian Idol winner made it clear that he was not “having a crack at Nick (Cummins)”, but rather “whoever is in charge of the show”.</p> <p>A fierce debate erupted regarding Monday night’s episode and whether it was right for Cummins to agree to the challenge.</p> <p>Speaking to <a rel="noopener" href="https://7news.com.au/sport/afl/nick-cummins-boxes-aflw-player-leaving-people-in-tears-c-1414088" target="_blank">7 News</a>, <em>SAS Australia </em>chief instructor Ant Middleton said: “The hand-to-hand combat task was the ultimate test of character and bravery.</p> <p>“Sabrina had the luxury of choosing her enemy and she chose a tough opponent, showing true strength of character and how much she wanted to test herself and get the absolute most out of this experience.</p> <p><img style="width: 500px; height: 281.25px;" src="https://oversixtydev.blob.core.windows.net/media/7838374/sas-guy-sebastian-2.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/bef74f62933d4737a84a0ab5ea5f484a" /></p> <p>“Nick did exactly what was asked of him,” Middleton added.</p> <p>“They both held a good and correct account of themselves.”</p> <p>Frederick spoke to Seven News about the incident and revealed why she wanted to challenge Cummins.</p> <p>“I volunteered first and I picked Nick for two reasons,” she said.</p> <p>“Firstly, I wanted to select the person I thought was the biggest challenge. Secondly, I knew our respect was mutual and he would give me a fair fight, regardless of my gender.</p> <p>“In battle, the enemy doesn’t care about your gender or size and we had to think like soldiers to get through each and every task.</p> <p>“Yes, I was scared but that’s the whole point of SAS selection – not letting the fear consume you and instead harnessing it to empower you.</p> <p>“I am truly grateful for Nick and for that experience.”</p>

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Why this Baby Boomer hit song is topping the charts 40 years on

<p>Fleetwood Mac are back in the spotlight after a TikTok featuring one of their songs went viral last month.</p> <p>The album Rumours was released over 43 years ago but it quickly moved up to No. 11 on the ARIA Albums Chart this week, jumping six spots from the previous week.</p> <p>The song Dreams had an even more impressive week after a man long boarding down the street used it in his TikTok video.</p> <p>The single has moved up to No. 4 - a 10-spot jump from last week.</p> <p>Nathan Apodaca was the man behind the viral TikTok - dubbed The Dreams Challenge - and quickly became an internet sensation.</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"> <p dir="ltr">I don’t use this verbiage often but this is a whole vibe. simple as that <a href="https://t.co/NfdLsgLkxu">pic.twitter.com/NfdLsgLkxu</a></p> — DrewFrog (@DrewFrogger) <a href="https://twitter.com/DrewFrogger/status/1309531633545089024?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">September 25, 2020</a></blockquote> <p>It currently has over 60 million views.</p> <p>Soon it caught the attention of the band’s very own Mick Fleetwood, as he recreated the video.</p> <p>Apodaca appeared on the Today show and said he was honoured after watching the TikTok.</p> <p>"He made his own TikTok account. His first video was this one. The parody of my video. I feel honoured. A legend doing that. It's just amazing," he said. "I got to talk to him in the another interview. He was telling me that his daughters and everything said 'Dad, you need to do this'.</p>

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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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