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CHUCK ON THE STUBBIES AND PLUGGAS; GET DOWN TO AN AUSSIE DAY EVENT NEAR YOU!

24th January, 2018 | 0 comments

CHUCK ON THE STUBBIES AND PLUGGAS; GET DOWN TO AN AUSSIE DAY EVENT NEAR YOU!

Strewth mate!

Australia Day is this Friday, and just in case you haven’t got anything planned for the day because you’re a flaming mongrel (as Alf says), there are plenty of different things you can get out to across our Mid Coast.

So grab your Akubra, down a VB and get out to one of these great gatherings happening Friday!


Taree

It’s all going down at the Manning Entertainment Centre from 7.30am with a brekky put on by the local service clubs, with the official proceedings beginning at 9am. There’ll be a citizenship/affirmation ceremony as well as the announcement of the local Australia Day awards, please morning tea afterwards!

Black Head Beach

a free breakfast will be held between 7am and 9am. The ceremony will start at 7.45am and will include the presentation of local awards.

Harrington

The Harrington Memorial Hall will host a free breakfast from 7.45am with the ceremony to commence at 8.45am.

Wingham

A free breakfast at Wingham Central Park will commence at 7.30am with the ceremony to begin at 8am.

Forster

Club Forster will be hosting the official proceedings, with a citizenship ceremony and local awards presentation taking place from 11.30am. Club Forster’s family fun day will be on from 11am to 2pm, with entertainment, sample bags for kids, a sausage sizzle, face painting, fairy floss, a jumping castle, family games and competitions, all free.

Forster Main Beach

At Forster Main Beach there will be a barbecue breakfast from 7.30am at Forster Surf Club, followed by a flag raising at Pilot Hill. This event is priced at $10 per person.

Tuncurry

The Australia Day festival will be on at John Wright Park, Tuncurry, running from 9am to 2pm. This is a family friendly event, with classic, vintage and custom cars, hot rods, motorbikes, DONKS stationary engines, food and drink, plus Aussie music and a free sausage sizzle will be on at the SportiesTuncurry from 4pm.

Hawks Nest

An 8am breakfast at Moira Parade, Hawks Nest will be followed by a 9am ceremony, including flag raising, presentation of local awards, children’s games and races, music all day, and a display by Myall Coast historical society.

Bulahdelah

Bulahdelah Court House is putting on a sausage sizzle at 5.30pm, with bush poetry, Australian trivia, live music, talks and a slideshow on early history of the area. There will also be short local films.

Coomba Park

Coomba Fest will be on at Coomba Foreshore, kicking of with a 9am breakfast, follwed by a ceremony at 10am. Presentations will be on at 11am,  and there will be fun races and activities to keep the whole family entertained, with food and drink and live music throughout the day.

Wootton

Listen to some great music and sample delicious wine at the family friendly event at Great Lakes Winery from 12.30pm to 4pm.

Hallidays Point

There will be a free sausage sizzle from 7am to 9am, followed by a flag raising ceremony. The Hallidays Point 2018 Australia Day ambassador Trevor Cupitt will then give a speech. The event will be attended by Member for Myall Lakes, Stephen Bromhead.

RAZZIE NOMS ARE OUT AND OH BOY WAS THERE SOME CRAP IN 2017!

23rd January, 2018 | 0 comments

RAZZIE NOMS ARE OUT AND OH BOY WAS THERE SOME CRAP IN 2017!

It’s the awards ceremony that precedes the best in movies in the last twelve months and celebrates the worst in movies in the last twelve months.

Each years the Golden Raspberries are awarded to those judged to have made those movies that by a wide margin missed out on an Oscars nod, and this year some big names have been nominated in the Worst Actor and Actresses categories.

Jennifer Lawrence has earned herself a nomination with her performance in mother!, going up against Emma Watson for The Circle, Katherine Heigl, Dakota Johnson in Fifty Shades Darker and Tyler Perry, probably because his character in Boo 2! A Madea Halloween is a woman.

Zac Efron and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson‘s attempted classy remake of TV show Baywatch earned itself a worst movie nomination, with The Emoji Move, Fifty Shades Darker, The Mummy and Transformers: The Last Knight all tough competition for the movie who tried to replace David Hasselhoff with a bloke who calls him self after a geological element.

Mark Wahlberg has to be the front runner in the Worst actor category being nominated for two of his films this year in Daddy’s Home 2 and Transformers, but he’s up against Tom Cruise (The Mummy, Jamie Dornan, Johnny Depp and Zac Efron, a truly great category filled with good actors who asked themselves “Why did I do this movie again?”

The worst in show awards take place on the day before the best in show on March 3.

For a full list of nominations, check out below.


Worst Picture

Baywatch
The Emoji Movie
Fifty Shades Darker
The Mummy
Transformers: The Last Knight

Worst Actress

Katherine Heigl, Unforgettable
Dakota Johnson, Fifty Shades Darker
Jennifer Lawrence, mother!
Tyler Perry, Boo 2!: A Madea Halloween
Emma Watson, The Circle

Worst Actor

Tom Cruise, The Mummy
Johnny Depp, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales
Jamie Dornan, Fifty Shades Darker
Zac Efron, Baywatch
Mark Wahlberg, Daddy’s Home 2 and Transformers: The Last Knight

Worst Supporting Actor

Javier Bardem, mother! and Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales
Russell Crowe, The Mummy
Josh Duhamel, Transformers: The Last Knight
Mel Gibson, Daddy’s Home 2
Anthony Hopkins, Collide and Transformers: The Last Knight

Worst Supporting Actress

Kim Basinger, Fifty Shades Darker
Sofia Boutella, The Mummy
Laura Haddock, Transformers: The Last Knight
Goldie Hawn, Snatched
Susan Sarandon, A Bad Moms Christmas

Worst Screen Combo

Any Combination of Two Characters, Two Sex Toys or Two Sexual Positions, Fifty Shades Darker
Any Combination of Two Humans, Two Robots or Two Explosions, Transformers: The Last Knight
Any Two Obnoxious Emojis, The Emoji Movie
Johnny Depp & His Worn-Out Drunk Routine, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales
Tyler Perry & Either The Ratty Old Dress or Worn-Out Wig, Boo 2!: A Madea Halloween

Worst Remake, Rip-off or Sequel

Baywatch
Boo 2!: A Madea Halloween
Fifty Shades Darker
The Mummy
Transformers: The Last Knight

Worst Director

Darren Aronofsky, Mother!
Michael Bay, Transformers: The Last Knight
James Foley, Fifty Shades Darker
Alex Kurtzman, The Mummy
Anthony (Tony) Leonidis, The Emoji Movie

Worst Screenplay

Baywatch
The Emoji Movie
Fifty Shades Darker
The Mummy
Transformers: The Last Knight

JIMMY BARNES IS COMING TO TUNCURRY!

8th November, 2017 | 0 comments

JIMMY BARNES IS COMING TO TUNCURRY!

I’M SO FLIPPIN’ EXCITED FOR THIS!!!

Jimmy Barnes is joining up with the likes of Richie Sambora and Orianthi to present the Under The Southern Stars tour, coming to Tuncurry on January 6, 2018.

The cream of the Aussie rock industry, Diesel, Richard Clapton, Ash Grunwald and Dallas Crane will round out this first class Under the Southern Stars lineup.

“This is a bill I’m looking forward to being a part of!” said Jimmy Barnes.

“This show will definitely rock. In the middle of summer, what would you want to do but get out with your mates and have a party?  Join us. I think there will be a few surprises on the day.”

As frontman of the legendary Cold Chisel, to his distinguished solo career, Jimmy has had more #1 albums than any other Australian artist and been inducted into the ARIA Hall of Fame. Twice.

Joining Barnes is American rock icon and Songwriters Hall of Famer, Richie Samborawho has sold over 130 million albums worldwide and Orianthi, was the first female member of Alice Cooper’s band.

Tickets aren’t on sale just yet, but when they do, you can get them from Ticketmaster at THIS link.

JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE IS DOING THE SUPERBOWL HALF TIME SHOW!

23rd October, 2017 | 0 comments

JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE IS DOING THE SUPERBOWL HALF TIME SHOW!

Everyone’s favourite singer/actor/all round good guy Justin Timberlake has just announced he is going to be performing at the Superbowl 52 half-time show!

Timberlake posted on Twitter letting the public know, filming a video with his friend/life partner Jimmy Fallon to announce the news…

It’s not the first time Timberlake has performed at the Superbowl – everyone remember the famous Nipple-gate fiasco when he accidentally exposed Janet Jackson’s breast on live TV.

What songs do you think JT will sing? Comment below with your fave Timberlake songs!

YOUR FAVE ANIMATED COMEDY IS GETTING A MOVIE!

6th October, 2017 | 0 comments

YOUR FAVE ANIMATED COMEDY IS GETTING A MOVIE!

One of the world’s favourite animated comedy’s Bob’s Burgers is getting it’s own movie!

Slated for release in July of 2020, the film comes off the back of it’s highly successful TV show, which has been on the Fox network in the US since 2011.

The animated show revolves around the Belchers, a family of five, and their burger business. Bob, the father, is the head of the restaurant who comes up with clever ideas for new burgers. His wife, Linda, is optimistic and cares deeply for their three young children — Tina, Gene and Louise.

“We’re thrilled to be invited to bring Bob’s Burgers to the big screen,” Loren Bouchard, the series’ creator, said.

“We know the movie has to scratch every itch the fans of the show have ever had, but it also has to work for all the good people who’ve never seen the show.

We also know it has to fill every inch of the screen with the colors and the sounds and the ever so slightly greasy texture of the world of Bob’s – but most of all it has to take our characters on an epic adventure. In other words, it has to be the best movie ever made. But no pressure, right?!”

The show received its second Emmy Award for Best Animated Series in September.

SO EXCITED!

 

ARIEL WINTER HITS BACK AT HER CRITICS

20th September, 2017 | 0 comments

ARIEL WINTER HITS BACK AT HER CRITICS

Having grown up before our eyes as Alex Dunphy on Modern Family, over the last 12 months we’ve seen a real transformation in Ariel Winter, something some people have definitely noticed and have disliked.

But Winter has hit back at her critics with a rant on her Instagram overnight, saying she doesn’t intend to have every one of her fashion choices looked over by people who don’t know her.

#rant

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“I’m not trying to be pap’d everywhere I go, I am literally just LIVING, and unfortunately I can’t do that without paparazzi following me around everyday,” she lamented.

“I’m not trying to show you my ass in shorts when I go to the grocery store. I’m trying to live my life.”

Winter also continued to vent her frustrations, particularly about comments regarding her estranged relationship with her mother.

Winter recently told the The Hollywood Reporter her mom dressed her too maturely and sexualised her at a young age.

“I’d also like to address the tweets I get saying, ‘You accused your mother of sexualising you yet you’re a whore.’ I was a CHILD being dressed like I was 24. I was 8-13 years old. I WASN’t an adult as I am now.”

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Winter went on to say she has the right to show her body how she likes without apology.

“And just because I DECIDE to show my body occasionally doesn’t mean I’m unintelligent or that I’m talentless or that I have no self respect. I have extreme SELF RESPECT.”

What do you think? Should we be getting on Ariel Winter’s back about her fashion choices, or should we just leave her alone? Leave your view in the comments below!

LADY GAGA POSTPONES EUROPEAN TOUR!

19th September, 2017 | 0 comments

LADY GAGA POSTPONES EUROPEAN TOUR!

She jumped off stadium roof earlier in the year for the Superbowl, but it appears Lady Gaga is not as invincible as we once thought.

The Bad Romance singer has had to postpone her six week European tour through Spain, Switzerland, Italy, Belgium, the Netherlands, France, Britain, Denmark, Sweden and Germany thanks to ongoing health problems.

“Lady Gaga is suffering from severe physical pain that has impacted her ability to perform,” tour promoter Live Nation said on Monday.

The promoter said the 31-year-old singer-songwriter “plans to spend the next seven weeks proactively working with her doctors to heal from this and past traumas that still affect her daily life, and result in severe physical pain in her body.”

No new dates for the 18-gig European leg have been confirmed, but Live Nation said that the second leg of the North American part of the tour is scheduled to resume in November as planned.

Gaga said Monday on Instagram that’s she been honest about her “physical and mental health struggles” and has been “searching for years to get to the bottom of them.”

Lady Gaga’s message to fans through her instagram page (Source: Instagram/@ladygaga)

“As I get stronger and when I feel ready, I will tell my story in more depth, and plan to take this on strongly so I cannot only raise awareness, but expand research for others who suffer as I do, so I can help make a difference,” she wrote.

No news yet about an Australian leg of the Joanne World Tour, which means we’re likely to see her if she does come out towards the middle to end part of 2018.

SELENA GOMEZ GOES UNDER THE KNIFE!

15th September, 2017 | 0 comments

SELENA GOMEZ GOES UNDER THE KNIFE!

Former Wizards Of Waverly Place star Selena Gomez has gone under the knife over the last couple of months, getting a kidney transplant as part of her ongoing battle with Lupus.

The Love You Like A Love Song singer broke the news by sharing a picture on Instagram of herself yesterday in a hospital bed, revealing her battle with Lupus had led her best friend and The Secret Life Of The American Teenager star Francia Raisa to donate an organ.

“I’m very aware some of my fans had noticed I was laying low for part of the summer and questioning why I wasn’t promoting my new music, which I was extremely proud of,” Gomez wrote.

Selena Gomez showed her scar from her recent kidney transplant operation to her followers on Instagram. (Source Instagram/@selenagomez)

“So I found out I needed to get a kidney transplant due to my Lupus and was recovering. It was what I needed to do for my overall health.

“I honestly look forward to sharing with you, soon my journey through these past several months as I have always wanted to do with you.”

Gomez first opened up about having Lupus in 2015 and last year she was forced to take a break from the limelight after suffering from anxiety, panic attacks and depression — stemming from the disease.

No word yet on the expected time we’ll see Selena back out on the stage, but here’s hoping it’s sooner rather than later!

SIX THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE IPHONE X!

13th September, 2017 | 0 comments

SIX THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE IPHONE X!

Those genius’ at Apple have been busy behind the scenes developing their brand new phone the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus, but they’ve also been working on a special phone.

The iPhone X (getting it’s name from the roman numeral for 10) is the latest and greatest iPhone, a phone that is celebrating it’s tenth anniversary this year!

So if you’re thinking about getting one of these new devices, here’s 6 things you need to know about the new phone…

1. THERE’S NO HOME BUTTON

You read that right; there is no home button on this version of the iPhone.

In order to maximise the huge 5.8 inch infinity screen they’ve got on the new phone, they’ve gone away with the home button and instead are making their touchscreen technology better; just swipe up on the screen and you’re into your phone (if it’s unlocked already!)

2. IT’S GOT FACIAL RECOGNITION

This one can be a little dicey.

With the home button taken away, it means that there is no longer fingerprint ID, so the team at apple have developed facial recognition, or as they call it FaceID. Using technology in the camera it’s able to unlock your phone just using your facial features.

This could be good for some, but it also has serious privacy issues. Maybe keep this one off and just use the passcode if you’re a little worried.

3. ITS GOT A REALLY GOOD CAMERA

Not only has the iPhone got dual 12 megapixel cameras on the back, but it’s also got some pretty cool features on its front facing camera too.

You can now take your selfies in portrait mode, meaning the camera will focus purely on your face, and you can add portrait lighting to it too, meaning you can dim the background so literally your face is all people will see when they look at the photo.

4. IT’S GOT WIRELESS CHARGING

Apple first introduced wireless charging with its Apple Watch, and now it’s bringing the tech to the iPhone X.

In fact, you can now wirelessly charge your phone, watch and ear pods all on Apple’s new wireless charging base. However you will need to wait for that base till next year, so you’re still going to be using and losing those lightning cables till that comes in.

5. IT’S GOT ANIMATED EMOJIS

If you thought emojis were annoying now…

With the new face recognition tech, it allows Apple to create the new Animoji’s, that allow you to put your own facial expressions onto select emojis, so now you could have a laughing chicken, or a cross monkey. Oh boy, people are going to have fun with that.

6. BUT, IT’S PRETTY EXPENSIVE

It’s got all these great features, but you are going to have to shell out the coin for them. 

The 64GB version of the phone is going to coast A$1579 and the 256GB version will cost you the hefty sum of A$1829. Put that together with accessories and you’re looking at at least A$2000, just for a brand new phone.

All in all, it’s a pretty cool phone with some pretty cool tech, but it does cost a fair bit, and doesn’t officially come out till November 3. 

BRUNO MARS TOURING AUSTRALIA IN FEB 2018!

1st May, 2017 | 0 comments

BRUNO MARS TOURING AUSTRALIA IN FEB 2018!

One of the world’s smoothest men is set to make his way down under, as Bruno Mars today announced he’s headed to Australia & New Zealand as part of his 24K MAGIC world tour in February & March 2018.

Mars will be headed to NZ first, before hopping over to Aus to play two shows in Melbourne & Sydney and single shows in Brisbane, Adelaide & Perth.

Tickets start at $99 and are sure to go quick, so if you want to get your hands on some of the hottest tickets in town, you’re going to need to be quick!

TOUR DATES
AUCKLAND SPARK ARENA TUES FEBRUARY 27
AUCKLAND SPARK ARENA WED FEBRUARY 28
MELBOURNE ROD LAVER ARENA WED MARCH 7
MELBOURNE ROD LAVER ARENA THUR MARCH 8
BRISBANE ENTERTAINMENT CENTRE WED MARCH 14
SYDNEY QUDOS BANK ARENA SAT MARCH 17
SYDNEY QUDOS BANK ARENA SUN MARCH 18
ADELAIDE ENTERTAINMENT CENTRE MON MARCH 26
PERTH ARENA WED MARCH 28

learn more about the tour at THIS LINK!