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Sandra Bullock named Most Beautiful Woman

Sandra Bullock has been named the World’s Most Beautiful Woman for 2015 by People magazine, following in the footsteps of Gwyneth Paltrow, Julia Roberts and last year’s Lupita Nyong’o. The 50-year-old Oscar winner, a Hollywood veteran known for her self-deprecating humour, said she initially thought the magazine’s honour was “ridiculous”. “Real beauty is quiet, especially in this town,” she told ...

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Movie Review: Son Mektup

As it goes with history, the winner’s side of things is the one most told. The film Son Mektup (which translates to Last Letter) flips this idea around by telling the story of the Turkish army during the attacks on Gallipoli during World War 1. This idea alone is an achievement as audiences (particularly Australian ones) are usually only shown ...

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Johnny Depp back in Oz for Pirates movie

Hollywood star Johnny Depp has returned to Australia to start re-shooting the latest instalment of the Pirates Of The Caribbean franchise. Depp unexpectedly left Australia more than a month a go after injuring a hand. He was only expected to be missing for a couple of weeks, however he only arrived at Brisbane airport on Tuesday morning according to the ...

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Lights…Camera…Fashion Week!

As Australia’s biggest fashion event of the year draws to an end, Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Australia (MBFWA), discussion has been circulating on the success of this year’s shows and the state of the Australian fashion industry. MBFWA took place at Carriageworks in Sydney from the 12th until the 16th of April, where fashion fanatics commenced to source out the ...

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Knights’ great start a distant memory

  Newcastle’s great start to the NRL season looks a distant memory after the Knights slumped to a third straight loss to Parramatta on Sunday. The Eels ran out 28-22 winners in an entertaining clash at Hunter Stadium to consign Rick Stone’s side to a third loss in as many games having opened the campaign with four successive wins. Two ...

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Dragons hold off table-topping Broncos

The resurgence of St George Illawarra under the coaching of Paul McGregor has continued with the Dragons seeing off table-topping Brisbane 12-10 at Kogarah Oval on Friday night. Touted as wooden spoon contenders after opening the season with back-to-back defeats, McGregor’s side, possessing the best defence in the NRL, held off a furious late flurry of attacking raids from the ...

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Dressing up nerds are onto something

They’re often dismissed as geeks or nerds but it seems people who like to dress up as superheroes or their favourite TV or movie characters are onto something. New research at the University of Adelaide has found cosplay, short for costumed play, is actually helping people develop social and creative skills, find friends and become socially acceptable. “Cosplay and other ...

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Music Review: Wale – The Album About Nothing

In the 21st century it is really difficult to surprise the masses with original and exciting content. Most Hollywood blockbusters are either based on novels, are a sequel, prequel or reboot to another successful movie series or are simply not innovative. Music, particularly rap, is kind of the same. Even though the genre is young compared to others, it has ...

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Undressed: The Evolution of Underwear

From conservative to racy, functional to expressive, the Powerhouse Museum bares all with its new exhibit Undressed: 350 Years of Underwear in Fashion. The exhibit explores the constriction and manipulation of bodies to conform to the different visions of the ideal figure over the past three decades. There are more than 80 items of underwear on display, including some which ...

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Kardashian cut on Jewish news website

An Israeli ultra-Orthodox Jewish news website has cut Kim Kardashian – one of the world’s most photographed women – from a photo taken of her in Jerusalem this week. The original photo of Kardashian, her husband Kanye West and Jerusalem’s Mayor Nir Barkat was altered to put Kardashian behind a restaurant receipt. Kardashian was blurred in another. Nissim Ben Haim, ...

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