Arts & Culture

Minions Movie Review

It’s one of the most anticipated movies of the year and the Minions movie is finally here! It doesn’t matter how old you are ’cause true movie buffs will not judge you for seeing this flick. The Minions movie is one of the cutest animation works I have seen to date. The cute yellow minions are just too hard not fall ...

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Ed Sheeran spends a year in ARIA top ten

Ed Sheeran has spent a whole year in the top ten of the ARIA album charts. The British singer’s second album X rose three spots to No.2 in the Aussie album charts over the weekend, marking exactly 52 weeks since it debuted at No.1. The lowest position Sheeran’s record slipped to was No.10 last September but he has stayed consistently ...

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Taylor Swift boycotts new Apple service

Pop superstar Taylor Swift says she will not allow her latest album on Apple’s new streaming service to protest its “shocking” lack of artist compensation during a free trial period. The move by Swift, one of the most outspoken critics of streaming leader Spotify, delivers an early blow to Apple’s bid to dominate the booming sector. Swift said that the ...

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Australian Middle East Media hosts 4th Annual Gala Dinner

Over 800 people attended the Australian Middle East (AME) Media 4th annual Gala dinner held at the Bellevue in Bankstown last night. AME Media is the publisher of El Telegraph newspaper, Australia’s oldest and largest publication as well as other titles including Al Anwar, Anoujoum, the Middle East Online and El Telegraph Weekend. AME Media Chairman Mr. Wally Wehbe said, ...

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Vivid Sydney shines with record number of visitors

The world’s largest festival of light, music and ideas has broken visitation records for the third year in a row with more than1.7 million people attending the Vivid Sydney festival in 2015, NSW Minister for Trade, Tourism and Major Events Stuart Ayres announced today. “Vivid Sydney promised to shine brighter than ever before and it certainly achieved that, breaking the ...

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5SOS star returns to stage after burns

5 Seconds Of Summer star Michael Clifford has returned to the stage to play another show at London’s Wembley Arena just 24 hours after a pyrotechnic display at the venue set his hair on fire. The Australian band played its second of a planned three gigs at the arena on Saturday night, but the concert was abandoned when guitarist Clifford ...

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Baby boy for Cumberbatch and wife

British actor Benedict Cumberbatch and wife Sophie Hunter have become parents. The news caps a fine week for the British actor, 38, who was named a CBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List for services to the performing arts and charity. A spokesman for the couple, who wed earlier this year, said: “Benedict Cumberbatch and Sophie Hunter are delighted to ...

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Kate joins Queen’s birthday event

The Queen has celebrated her official birthday with the pomp and pageantry of the Trooping the Colour ceremony. The event also saw the Duchess of Cambridge carry out her first official engagement since the birth of Princess Charlotte six weeks ago. Joined by all the adult senior royals, the monarch inspected 1100 soldiers of the Household Division at Horse Guards ...

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Trés Chic: Thousands attend Paris’ dinner in white

More than 13,000 people have turned out in Paris for the 27th edition of “Diner en blanc” (Dinner in white) – a pop-up picnic where attendees dress to the nines entirely in white. The diners were armed with white tables and chairs, and on Thursday packed out public areas of the Tuileries Garden and the Palais Royal, locations that were made public ...

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Prolific UK actor Christopher Lee dies

British actor Christopher Lee, the ultimate movie villain who played Dracula and starred in “The Lord of the Rings”, has died aged 93. “I can confirm we issued a death certificate on June 8. Mr Christopher Lee died on June 7th,” said a spokeswoman for the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea in London. According to the UK’s The Daily ...

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