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ARE WE GETTING NEW ARIANA GRANDE THIS FRIDAY?

18th April, 2018 | 0 comments

ARE WE GETTING NEW ARIANA GRANDE THIS FRIDAY?

She’s been teasing new music for the last couple of weeks, but could we be seeing something new from Ariana Grande?

If her Instagram is to be believed, then the diminutive pop princess is going to be releasing a brand new single this Friday, and we are absolutely chomping at the bit for anything new from Ari.

 

ʎɹɔ oʇ ʇɟǝl sɹɐǝʇ ou 4.20

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The caption to the post reads “ʎɹɔ oʇ ʇɟǝl sɹɐǝʇ ou 4.20” which if corrected reads “No Tears Left To Cry 4.20.”

It’s unsure if No Tears Left To Cry is the name of the new single, but what is known is that 4.20 is the American way of saying April 20th, which is this Friday.

Grande went through a traumatic ordeal last year, when her Manchester concert on her Dangerous Woman Tour was chosen as the target of a suicidebombing attack in May, causing 23 deaths and over 500 injuries to patrons.

Grande then went on to raise over £10 million for relief efforts as part of the One Love Manchester event that featured Ariana alongside big music names like Robbie Williams, Miley Cyrus and Niall Horan.

PRAY FOR YOUR WALLETS, SPLENDOUR 2018 LINE UP IS HERE AND IT’S A DOOZY

11th April, 2018 | 0 comments

PRAY FOR YOUR WALLETS, SPLENDOUR 2018 LINE UP IS HERE AND IT’S A DOOZY

It’s always an exciting time of year when the Splendour In The Grass lineup drops and you can see who you want to spend money on to watch them perform in a muddy field in Byron in the middle of July.

Well this year we’re all laying down prayers for our wallets and purses, with this years line up STACKED full of 2017’s biggest artists.

Of the back of his number 1 song of 2017 HUMBLE., Kendrick Lamar is making his way down under to perform, along with the likes of Lorde in her only Australian show, Vampire Weekend, Khalid & The Wombats all dropping by.

Couple that with great Aussie acts like Hilltop Hoods, Angus & Julia Stone, Dune Rats, PNAU, Gang Of Youths and 2018 Ocean Rhythms headliner Amy Shark and you’ve got what looks like a pretty solid lineup for this weekend festival.

Tickets go on sale from next Thursday April 19 at 9.00am via Moshtix and it’ll set you back a cool $399 to go to all three days of the festival. Couple that with a $129 camping pass, and you’re looking at $528 just to see some of your favourite acts.

 

TO INFINITY! TOY STORY 4 HAS A RELEASE DATE!

9th April, 2018 | 0 comments

TO INFINITY! TOY STORY 4 HAS A RELEASE DATE!

Even though there’s a bit of a wait, fans of the film series Toy Story are “buzzing” at the news that a release date has been announced for the 4th instalment of the Pixar animated franchise.

The studio announced on Friday that the latest installment of Buzz, Woody and the whole gang will hit screens on June 21, 2019, send fans on social media into a frenzy.

The first Toy Story was released in 1995 and kicked off the story of Woody the cowboy and Buzz Lightyear the astronaut, who started off being rivals and then turned into firm friends. The film has since spawned two more films, with the last being released in 2010.

Some fans have questioned what the new film will be about, as Toy Story 3 wrapped things up at the end, but producers are keeping tight-lipped, with fans hoping to get more news as they eagerly await next summer’s big release.

One thing we do know is that Tom Hanks and Tim Allen will be returning to lend their voices to Woody and Buzz. Tom said in an interview in 2016: “I can’t wait to see what they’ve got Woody up to.”

GUY SEBASTIAN IS COMING TO THE MID NORTH COAST

28th March, 2018 | 0 comments

GUY SEBASTIAN IS COMING TO THE MID NORTH COAST

For the first time in two and a half years, Guy Sebastian will be bringing his band on the road with a hit-laden Then & Now regional tour, and it’s coming to the Manning Entertainment Centre in Taree on June 29, presented by MAX 1073!

One of Australia’s most popular and successful male artists, Guy will bring a blockbuster set to some of his favorite regional cities, with recent releases from Guy’s current album, Conscious, such as Bloodstone & Set In Stone performed alongside songs which have shaped his illustrious career for the past 15 years and made him one of Australia’s most enduring artists.

“This year has started off so well for me,” Sebastian said of coming on tour to the regional areas.

“I’ve spent a lot of time writing new material and preparing a new body of work that really excites me, and I can’t wait to share it soon.

“One of my favourite things to do is perform live and I’m excited to bring my music to fans who live more remotely and get back to some amazing locations across Australia.”

Tickets for Guy’s show at the Manning Entertainment Centre go on sale tomorrow morning through MEC’s website box office which you can find HERE.

Don’t get tickets? We may have some tickets to giveaway to you, and you may also get the chance to have a MEET & GREET opportunity with Guy before he performs his show on June 29.

Keep it locked to MAX 1073 with Macka In The Morning, through the Max Music Workday and in the Arvo’s With Gemma for more info on tickets and how to win them!

SWIFTIES WERE ON THE HUNT FOR DUA LIPA IN 2016, BECAUSE FANS ARE JUST NUTS

27th February, 2018 | 0 comments

SWIFTIES WERE ON THE HUNT FOR DUA LIPA IN 2016, BECAUSE FANS ARE JUST NUTS

She might be the most streamed Artist in the UK in 2017 and she may have picked up two BRIT awards last week, but there was a time when fans of Taylor Swift wanted “New Rules” singer Dua Lipa wanted her dead!

In a new interview with Rolling Stone magazine, Lipa talked about how back in 2016 she received death threats from fans of the “Shake It Off singer” because she apparently had sided with Kanye West over her in the duo’s on-going beef.

“I wasn’t thinking about their beef,” Lipa revealed.

“I was thinking about their music, and Taylor is amazing, but I’m such a hip-hop fan that I would probably choose Kanye over anyone.”

Lipa went on to admit that the reaction from Team Swift went way beyond her expectations and not in a good way.

“They were sending me snake emojis for, like, three days straight. They’re like, ‘I hope you die.’ I’m like, ‘Yo! I literally didn’t say anything,'” she recalled.

Back in October, Dua seemed to recruit Swifties in her corner after the budding singer was spotted wearing a Speak Now shirt during a fan meet and greet. In fact, she even caught the attention of Taylor herself. Unfortunately, the tide turned after Dua’s 2016 interview made the rounds, at least for her diehard fans.

 

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!