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4 ways music can impact your emotions

<p><span style="font-weight: 400;">People experience a range of emotions while listening to music, whether it be smiling, laughing or crying.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">As music is common in our everyday lives, the way music makes the listeners feel is a vital factor as to whether or not they enjoy what they’re listening to.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">There are four psychological principles that explain listeners’ emotional reactions to music, according to </span><a href="https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/science-choice/201906/6-ways-music-affects-your-emotions"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Psychology Today</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;">.</span></p> <p><strong>1. The startle effects</strong></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">The startle effects mean that our brainstem reflexes are hardwired for quick and automatic responses to loud noises. Sometimes, those responses can be associated with surprise, laughter or fear.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">People who suffer from anxiety disorders are jumpier, which means that you may jump in surprise by a loud noise during a concert.</span></p> <p><strong>2. Emotional contagion</strong></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">This means that as human beings, we have a tendency to “catch” the emotions of others when perceiving their emotional responses. If you’ve ever come away from an anxious person feeling more anxious yourself after the conversation, this is emotional contagion.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Therefore, when you attend concerts, your emotions are influenced by the people present. The singers and performers also express non-verbal emotion contagion effects as this suggests that the musician cannot move unless the crowd moves with them.</span></p> <p><strong>3. Emotional events</strong></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Your response to music is conditioned by the context that you give to the song. Conditioning is a powerful source of emotion in music. For example, people may love a particular song as it reminds them of a wedding or a graduation. As you’ve associated an emotion to a particular song, you’re not likely to forget these emotional events.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">When the memory is evoked by listening to the song again, so are the associated emotions with that song. That’s why many people listen to music to remind themselves of past events.</span></p> <p><strong>4. Positive feeling</strong></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">For the most part, music makes us feel good. Positive feelings that are brought through music tend to broaden our mindset in ways that are beneficial to health and creative thinking.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Music works even more rapidly and intensely upon the mind than any art simply because it requires so little conscious reflection.</span></p>

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Gallagher brothers clash again: Siblings feud over new documentary

<p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Liam Gallagher’s new documentary </span><em><span style="font-weight: 400;">As It Was</span></em><span style="font-weight: 400;"> premiered, but it wasn’t without controversy.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Liam said that his ex-bandmate, brother and sworn worst enemy Noel Gallagher wouldn’t let him include </span><em><span style="font-weight: 400;">Oasis</span></em><span style="font-weight: 400;"> music in the film.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">The new documentary is set to follow the “emotional story” of Liam and how he went from being at the top of </span><em><span style="font-weight: 400;">Oasis</span></em><span style="font-weight: 400;"> down to “lost in the musical wilderness of boredom, booze and bitter legal battles”.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Liam describes it as, “about my musical comeback – it covers the writing and recording of my first solo album [2017s </span><em><span style="font-weight: 400;">As We Were</span></em><span style="font-weight: 400;">, which hit #1 in the UK], right through to playing it live for the very first time in my hometown of Manchester and around the world,” according to </span><em><a href="https://musicfeeds.com.au/news/liam-gallagher-says-noel-gallagher-took-the-oasis-music-out-of-his-new-documentary-as-it-was/#OSRf6HbpWefLYwRR.99"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Music Feeds.</span></a></em></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Liam addressed fans at the premiere and said that Noel wouldn’t give him permission to use their </span><em><span style="font-weight: 400;">Oasis</span></em><span style="font-weight: 400;"> songs in the documentary.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“I think he has seen it, him and his little people [have seen] it and took the</span><em><span style="font-weight: 400;"> Oasis </span></em><span style="font-weight: 400;">music out of it because that’s all he’s got left for me. Let him get on with it.”</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“He wouldn’t let me put the tunes in, the <em>Oasis</em> songs, stuff that we did for the [Manchester One] Love thing… So he’s definitely aware of what’s going on. That’s the only last thing he’s got, to stop me singing my <em>Oasis</em> songs,” Liam said.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Director of the documentary Gavin Fitzgerald was surprised as to just how deep the feud went between the brothers. He spoke to </span><em><a href="https://www.rte.ie/entertainment/2019/0606/1053687-oasis-feud-shocked-director-of-new-liam-documentary/"><span style="font-weight: 400;">RTE</span></a></em><span style="font-weight: 400;"> about the “bitterness and seriousness” of the feud itself. </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“I was shocked to find out that Noel and Liam haven’t seen each other, haven’t even bumped into each other, since 2009 when they had a fight backstage in Paris and were swinging guitars at each other and didn’t come out to play for fans… The feud is real.”</span></p>

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The Voice: Delta Goodrem breaks down in tears over agonising decision

<p>Three out of four coaches were reduced to tears after an emotional performance on <em>The Voice Australia</em>.</p> <p>New Zealand trio The Koi Boys took to the stage to perform a rendition of The Beatles song, <em>Let It Be</em> for “The Battles” round.</p> <p>The song was a dedication for those who lost their lives in the tragic Christchurch shooting in March, when a terrorist killed 51 Muslims and injured a further 49 at their place of worship.</p> <p>Delta Goodrem broke down as she watched the contestants compete to remain on “Team Delta” and move on to the next round of the competition.</p> <p>After the moving tribute, Kelly Rowland was left speechless, and Guy Sebastian held back tears as he praised the singers.</p> <p>“As you were about to sing, I could hear you guys sobbing, and then you’ve got to try and sing which is why … it’s why we sing, because it’s still a wonderful world,” said Sebastian.</p> <div class="embed-responsive embed-responsive-16by9"><iframe class="embed-responsive-item" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/sEWiMixPa54"></iframe></div> <p>But the hard part was making a decision, one that was left on Goodrem to make as she was forced to choose who progressed to the next round.</p> <p>“I just feel very strange about this moment because it’s very beyond a competition,” she said. “Sorry, I’m just trying to find my words.”</p> <p>The <em>Born to Try</em> singer then walked off the set and headed backstage where she told the producers through tears, “I just feel really unwell … I just don’t want to upset any of them.”</p> <p>After composing herself, Goodrem returned to the stage and announced, “I’m gonna go with the person I believe needs me more right now, I’m gonna go with Daniel.”</p> <p>But The Koi Boys weren’t left disappointed, as the singer asked them to be her support act for a soon-to-be announced tour happening later in the year.</p>

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“Why didn’t you pick me?”: The awkward moment between Guy Sebastian and fan favourite on The Voice

<p>In the battle round of <em>The Voice Australia</em>, things got awkward quickly on Monday night’s episode.</p> <p>Jack Vidgen and Chriddy Black faced off in the battle round and as the pair were both standouts from the blind auditions, fans were on the edge of their seats as they watched the two perform <em>Say Something</em>.</p> <p>After the performance, host Sonia Kruger admitted that coach Guy Sebastian had “an impossible choice” to make, according to <em><a rel="noopener" href="https://www.news.com.au/entertainment/tv/reality-tv/the-voice-australia-guy-sebastian-floored-by-booted-singers-question/news-story/d23916f3ef15d12b2ffec96866a8997c" target="_blank">news.com.au</a></em>.</p> <p>Kelly Rowland agreed.</p> <p>“I don’t know what I would do because they both had so much growth this week and that is what being here is about — so job well done guys.”</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/ByzuEBEBjL4/" 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/ByzuEBEBjL4/" target="_blank">@chriddyblack &amp; @jack.vidgen just laying their hearts on the line here ❤️ #TheVoiceAU</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/thevoiceau/" target="_blank"> The Voice Australia</a> (@thevoiceau) on Jun 17, 2019 at 3:49am PDT</p> </div> </blockquote> <p>It was clear that Sebastian was torn as he was “proud of you both” before he made his choice.</p> <p>“I look at Jack, for example, and I see someone who has gone onto a show and then what’s happened post the show has got you to a place that was pretty dark. And I’ve loved getting to know you because you are such a humble and kind person who just wants to reconnect with their gift,” Sebastian said.</p> <p>“And then I look at Chriddy and I see someone who is so raw and someone who has been through stuff and then the loss that you’ve been through. You’ve turned that loss around and you want to use it for a positive message.</p> <p>“I’m being asked to choose between both of you, I think it sucks, but I want to make sure I take through the person that can benefit the most out of this experience. I think the person who can benefit from this process right now is Jack.”</p> <p>Elated, Jack Vidgen, who won <em>Australia’s Got Talent</em> in 2011, hugged Sebastian as he went off stage.</p> <p>However, an emotional Chriddy Black remained on stage, waiting for feedback.</p> <p>Sebastian tried his best to appease the singer by offering praise.</p> <p>“Chriddy just know that this is nothing to do with how you performed buddy, like absolutely nothing,” Sebastian told Black.</p> <p>“Literally you just keep improving. I was looking over to George as you were singing and we were both just giving each other the looks of ‘wow this dude is serious.’”</p> <p>However, Black wasn’t having any of it.</p> <p>“Why didn’t you pick me?” Black asked, the blunt question appearing to take Sebastian off guard as the crowd — and coach Boy George — clapped in agreement.</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en-gb"> <p dir="ltr">No small talk needed! <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/TheVoiceAU?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#TheVoiceAU</a> <a href="https://t.co/viz81juhmR">pic.twitter.com/viz81juhmR</a></p> — The Voice Australia (@TheVoiceAU) <a href="https://twitter.com/TheVoiceAU/status/1140572837717184513?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">17 June 2019</a></blockquote> <p>After the crowd died down, Sebastian had a moment to gather his thoughts and explained that it was “the brutality of this show and the brutality of battles”.</p> <p>Sebastian went on to say, “Because we just saw two unified people who had each others’ backs and we’ve got to try and choose. It’s not an easy decision that’s for sure.”</p> <p>Black spoke candidly to the camera once he went backstage.</p> <p>“I put it all out there and I’ve got more to give it’s just I want it more than anything man, I’m not built for anything else, I need to be here,” he said.</p> <p>Sebastian spoke to producers after saying that it was a “brutal” moment and one of his worst in the series.</p> <p>“I think that was one of the toughest moments for me as a coach. Jack and my path is so much deeper, it’s about his music but in relation to how he puts himself together as well,” he said.</p> <p>Fans weren't pleased either.</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-conversation="none" data-lang="en-gb"> <p dir="ltr">Because this show is turning into a joke. The best singers are not getting picked! I’m sick and tired of hearing the judges say “Im picking the singer who I feel needs me the most” what a cop out</p> — Bobby dazzler (@bobydazzer) <a href="https://twitter.com/bobydazzer/status/1140573770588934145?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">17 June 2019</a></blockquote> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-conversation="none" data-lang="en-gb"> <p dir="ltr">Why battle at all if the judges aren’t going to choose based on the battle?</p> — Boboleia (@boboleia) <a href="https://twitter.com/boboleia/status/1140573728360681477?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">17 June 2019</a></blockquote> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-conversation="none" data-lang="en-gb"> <p dir="ltr">Chriddy won that battle! Why have a battle if you’re just going to pick who you want? He connected, was beautiful and raw, exactly what was asked of him and more! He delivered. We’re all asking the same question Chriddy...</p> — Julie Donovan (@Jewele_e) <a href="https://twitter.com/Jewele_e/status/1140574840530694151?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">17 June 2019</a></blockquote>

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Why Jack Vidgen keeps “bursting into tears randomly”

<div> <div class="replay"> <div class="reply_body body linkify"> <div class="reply_body"> <div class="body_text "> <p>When it was announced that Jack Vidgen would be taking the stage on the current season of <em>The Voice Australia</em>, the young musician knew people could react either way.</p> <p>But after the 22-year-old’s groundbreaking rendition of Adele’s <em>Hello</em>, which has been viewed over a million times on YouTube, the singer told <em><a rel="noopener" href="https://celebrity.nine.com.au/tv/the-voice-australia-jack-vidgen-knockout-performance-interview/a9fc002c-04ad-48da-94b6-f181c9c309db" target="_blank">9Honey</a> </em>that he keeps “bursting into tears randomly” due to experiencing “so much overwhelming love and kindness and positivity”.</p> <p>“It’s honestly been so crazy. I had no idea what to expect,” he said. “It’s just been so amazing. Everyone’s comments have been so lovely.”</p> <p>This isn’t Jack’s first time on a reality show, as when he was 14, he took home the title of <em>Australia’s Got Talent</em>, which landed him a record deal with Sony Music and $250,000 in prize money.</p> <p>After releasing two albums, he moved away from the spotlight, only coming back once he rediscovered his passion for music.</p> <p>He may not have had a mentor when he was 14, but Vidgen has one now, and who better to guide him than his coach on <em>The Voice</em>, Guy Sebastian.</p> <p>“I think I do really need this time of being mentored,” Jack said, when talking about the difference between <em>AGT</em> and <em>The Voice</em>. </p> <p>“I’ve kind of gone through similar situations before without a mentor, and I think looking back, if I could do it again with a mentor, I 100 per cent would, and I think Guy’s such an amazing person to do that.”</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/ByxCYWqFvvE/" 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/ByxCYWqFvvE/" target="_blank">So so so thankful i get to keep going on this journey on @thevoiceau 🖤 stripping back the song was such a challenge for me, i’m so not used to just singing the lyrics straight and being so vulnerable. You guys have no idea how nervous/excited i am for my battle round that’s airing TOMORROW (sunday) night 😦♥️ 7:30pm ch9 !!</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/jack.vidgen/" target="_blank"> jack vidgen</a> (@jack.vidgen) on Jun 16, 2019 at 2:49am PDT</p> </div> </blockquote> <p>It was one of the reasons Guy chose Jack after his Knockout performance, despite being up against Jordy Marcs and Lara Dabbagh in a Rihanna-themed sing-off.</p> <p>For him, the “nerves were high” as he watched his fellow contestants take the stage before him.</p> <p>“I was thinking, ‘S***!’” he said through laughter. </p> <p>“It was really nerve-wracking, they’re both just such incredible singers, just like everyone on the show.”</p> <p>Before singing Rihanna’s <em>Love the Way You Lie</em>, Vidgen had to bring out those emotions from a deep place. </p> <p>“I think I was nervous because it does have such a deep meaning, and it is a heavy, pretty dark song,” he said. </p> <p>“And I guess you’ve got to find that place in your own journey where you can draw from that, and that was nerve-wracking for me because I think, just over the years, I’ve tried to work past those things, obviously, and I think going back to those places it can be hard to draw from those emotions.”</p> <p>He also had to “strip back”.</p> <p>“In my audition, I wanted to show who I was, but I also wanted to try and impress the coaches, and I wanted Australia to hear my voice,” he said. </p> <p>“With this performance, I tried to strip it back as much as I could, and strip back the runs and the vocal tricks, and really get to the meaning of the song.”</p> <p>Now the next obstacle to conquer is to make it through the battles. “Just the word ‘battle’ kind of makes you s*** yourself a bit,” he said through a laugh. </p> <p>“Just the thought of battling against someone else is scary, because for me – and I’m sure for everyone else – this is such an emotional time, and when you think of growth and being emotional, and then put a battle into the mix, that’s super nerve-wracking.”</p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div>

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“There was something between us”: Kylie Minogue opens up about relationship with late Michael Hutchence

<p><span style="font-weight: 400;"> Pop singer Kylie Minogue has opened about her passionate relationship with late INXS star Michael Hutchence in a new documentary about the rocker’s life. The documentary is called </span><span style="font-weight: 400;">Mystify: Michael Hutchence</span><span style="font-weight: 400;">.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">She spoke to </span><a href="https://celebrity.nine.com.au/movies/michael-hutchence-documentary-mystify-a-current-affair/c99ec79e-dce5-40d6-95f6-e735b1b35c37"><span style="font-weight: 400;">A Current Affair</span></a> <span style="font-weight: 400;">about the first time they met.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“I'm in Hong Kong with my manager, my mother, my hairdresser and about six dancers - the time passes and there's no sign of him!”</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">As time passed, the people she was with got more and more frustrated until Hutchence appeared later.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“Eventually he rocks up, so we do go out and there was something between us - a frisson,” she said.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Minogue spoke to the film’s director Richard Lowenstein about the intimate videos that she willingly handed over.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">"I go, 'Kylie, you don't want me to show this' and she goes 'Why not? My bum looks good'" he joked.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Lowenstein also spoke about his motivations behind the film.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">"What I want to leave is a legacy that wasn't the cliché rockstar legacy," Lowenstein told </span><span style="font-weight: 400;">A Current Affair's</span><span style="font-weight: 400;"> Sylvia Jeffreys in an exclusive interview. </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">"I saw all these documentations and dramatisations and basically very little had the person that I knew. The people who really knew him best of all were the girlfriends. They woke up with him, and saw him in the down times."</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">The documentary is told through personal home videos as well as other footage and include voice-overs from family and friends in his close inner circle, which includes Minogue.</span></p>

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“Saxy Lady” wins national award

<p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Lynette Gordon-Smith has been recognised for her triumphant return to music after she suffered a stroke in 2017. </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">She’s won the Creative Award at the Stroke Foundation’s 2019 Stroke Awards.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Lynette suffered a stroke in 2017, which impacted the use of her right hand and arm and it was devastating for her to learn that she might never play the saxophone again as she has a deep love for the instrument.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“I’ve played the saxophone since I was 13 years old and I couldn’t imagine my life without music. I love the joy music brings to others when I perform,” she explained.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">However, after hard work and determination in her rehabilitation, the 68-year-old is not only playing, but she’s performing again as well.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“I’m honoured to be the 2019 Creative Award recipient. After my stroke, I had to learn to swallow, walk, talk and use my hand again. It’s been a tough journey, but I was committed to beating the odds,” Lynette said.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“I am truly grateful to the occupational therapists and the allied health team at Warwick Hospital for their support in my rehabilitation.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“I am also passionate about raising awareness of stroke and encouraging other stroke survivors to never give up.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Stroke Foundation Chief Executive Officer Sharon McGowan was thrilled for Lynette to win the award.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“Lynette is an inspiration and her story highlights what can be achieved with persistence and support after stroke,’’ Ms Sanders said.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“Lynette is not only continuing her recovery journey, but helping the broader stroke community by raising awareness and funds for the Stroke Foundation.”</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Lynette is currently helping to raise funds for the Stroke Foundation by releasing a CD filled with her saxophone music. </span></p>

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Fans make shock claim against Guy Sebastian on The Voice

<p>Guy Sebastian has caused a stir amongst fans of<span> </span><em>The Voice</em><span> </span>after he played favourites on Monday night’s episode.</p> <p>Three team members from Guy’s group, Conor, Akina and Chynna, had to perform a Madonna song, with only one getting through to the next round.</p> <p>But despite Connor and Akina’s standout performance, Guy chose to save Chynna instead, who is a friend of his and someone he’s previously mentored on<span> </span><em>The X Factor</em><span> </span>in 2016.</p> <p>“I feel like I got it wrong for you, Chynna,” said Guy. “I feel like you couldn’t really have done more with that song. There wasn’t these moments where I let you really explode and show you what you’re capable of.”</p> <p>When it came to decide, the 37-year-old refused to acknowledge the other two performers and chose Chynna due to what she’s “capable of”.</p> <p>“I know what you’re capable of because you’re my friend,” he said. “I’ve known you for a long time, I know how you can sing. I know that there’s this insane voice there.</p> <p>“I feel like there’s somebody in this group that can do something extremely special and something that can make people’s mouths drop to the floor. For me right now, the person that I’m going to take through is Chynna.”</p> <p>But not everyone was happy with his decision, with viewers taking to Twitter to voice their frustrations.</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet tw-align-center" data-lang="en"> <p dir="ltr">Coaches should NOT be allowed to have friends on their team <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/TheVoiceAU?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#TheVoiceAU</a></p> — Alyssa Jean (@lyssa_jean23) <a href="https://twitter.com/lyssa_jean23/status/1138036246033207297?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">June 10, 2019</a></blockquote> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet tw-align-center" data-lang="en"> <p dir="ltr">Akina was not sure of the song but still delivered like a BOSS. Regardless of whether it was his song choice or not, Chynna didn’t take and deliver like Akina did. Guy picked his friend on something that we didn’t see tonight which is not cool <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/thevoiceau?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#thevoiceau</a></p> — caseyu (@CaseyU84) <a href="https://twitter.com/CaseyU84/status/1138036389965062144?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">June 10, 2019</a></blockquote> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet tw-align-center" data-lang="en"> <p dir="ltr"><a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/TheVoiceAU?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#TheVoiceAU</a> Sorry <a href="https://twitter.com/GuySebastian?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@GuySebastian</a> I thought that judgement was supposed to be based on the nights performance? Connor was the most individual and would have done Amazing things! Not sure you made the right decision there Guy! 🤔</p> — Renee Graham (@Nayzy) <a href="https://twitter.com/Nayzy/status/1138041100042612738?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">June 10, 2019</a></blockquote> <p>But there is some good news, with Akina now being placed on Boy George’s team despite being snubbed by Guy.</p> <p><em>The Voice continues tonight at 7.30 pm on Channel 9.</em></p>

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Jett Kenney finally confirms DWTS romance rumours

<p>Jett Kenny has finally confirmed he is dating his<span> </span><em>Dancing With the Stars </em>partner Lily Cornish.</p> <p>The news may not come as a surprise for many, however, the couple have gone out of their way the last couple of months to neither confirm nor deny their budding romance.</p> <p>The 24-year-old told the <em><a rel="noopener" href="https://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/subscribe/news/1/?sourceCode=DTWEB_WRE170_a&amp;dest=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.dailytelegraph.com.au%2Fentertainment%2Fsydney-confidential%2Fdistance-separates-jett-kenny-and-his-dancing-with-the-stars-partner%2Fnews-story%2F866723d0a18d2e8a2cc686abceedad59&amp;memtype=anonymous&amp;mode=premium&amp;nk=38f2653c4f64203f554e78821e3cd5ce-1560305471&amp;v21suffix=19-a" target="_blank">Daily Telegraph</a> </em>on Friday that he is struggling with his girlfriend, 20, being away from him while she works on a cruise ship.</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-permalink="https://www.instagram.com/p/Bwvg5uHhngc/" 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="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/Bwvg5uHhngc/" target="_blank">A post shared by Jett Kenny (@jettkenny)</a> on Apr 26, 2019 at 7:34pm PDT</p> </div> </blockquote> <p>“She's working on a cruise ship for four months. Four months separated and she ... doesn't always have [phone] reception,” Jett, the son of Lisa Curry and Grant Kenny said.</p> <p>The two came fourth in the Network 10 dancing competition, with Jett admitting they were both in a “tricky situation” while partnered during the show earlier this year.</p> <p>When the dancing duo were first introduced on <em>DWTS</em>, Lily was in a relationship.</p> <p>The couple both finished off their journey on the show, however, kept a close relationship after the cameras stopped rolling.</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-permalink="https://www.instagram.com/p/BxeYiIsHVuW/" 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="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/BxeYiIsHVuW/" target="_blank">A post shared by ☮︎ ☪︎ ☯︎ (@lilycornish)</a> on May 15, 2019 at 12:26am PDT</p> </div> </blockquote> <p>While romance rumours were flying around while filming the reality show, they avoided confirming whether they were true or not.</p> <p>Although, Jett admitted to<em> <a rel="noopener" href="https://www.couriermail.com.au/" target="_blank">The Courier Mail</a> </em>back in March he was attracted to his dancing partner.</p> <p>“I'd be lying if I said I didn't have feelings for her,” he said at the time.</p> <p>He went on to say: “[When the show ends] it will almost be like breaking up, we'll be going back to reality and living our normal lives.”</p>

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The Voice star Jack Vidgen unveils another makeover

<p>Former child star Jack Vidgen has had fans talking since his return to the spotlight on <em>The Voice Australia</em>.</p> <p>As many remembered him as a young 14-year-old when he shot to fame on<em> Australia’s Got Talent,</em><span> </span>fans were surprised to see his new look, which debuted with lip fillers.</p> <p>He has since revealed on Instagram that he’s dyed his golden hair a peroxide blonde.</p> <p>He shared the snap with the caption, “White hair don’t care x” as he pouted to the camera.</p> <p>He also shared another photo on Instagram of his new hue in an elevator.</p> <p><img style="width: 0px; height: 0px;" src="/media/7827633/jack-vidgen-3.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/67d4b028a7234f91b1a4219ad0d01396" /></p> <p>Vidgen caught fans' attention when he announced he was on this year's series of <em>The Voice</em> via Instagram due to his drastically different appearance.</p> <p>The star claimed that puberty had a lot to do with his dramatic change in appearance, but he has since admitted he has had lip fillers. While he has also denied that he had plastic surgery, the rumours are still running wild.</p> <p>“I've never had plastic surgery or any surgery,” he told the <a href="https://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/entertainment/sydney-confidential/australias-got-talent-jack-vidgen-opens-up-about-plastic-surgery/news-story/271578369e23decbd24f5644ec24f46f"><em>Daily Telegraph</em></a>, adding, “It's pretty obvious I've had my lips done with fillers.</p> <p>“These types of things [fillers] are common now, especially for people my age – it's not a big deal." </p>

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“We’re not mates”: Rod Stewart speaks out about 50-year feud with Elton John

<p>The long-running feud between Sir Elton John and Rod Stewart has followed the duo as they’ve grown their careers for the last half of a century.</p> <p>Although it was initially tongue-in-cheek, this no longer appears to be the case according to a recent interview in <a rel="noopener" href="https://www.thesun.co.uk/tvandshowbiz/9180298/rod-stewart-penny-lancaster-sex-kids-great/" target="_blank">The Sun</a>.</p> <p>When Rod Stewart was asked about his thoughts on Elton John’s 300-date farewell tour, he didn’t hold back.</p> <p>“I certainly won’t do 300 dates and then retire. I’ll just fade away like the old soldier I am,” he admitted. </p> <p><span>When the interviewer inquired as to whether or not Elton and Rod have been in touch, Rod replied bluntly: </span><span>“No, we’re not mates any more. We don’t talk to each other.”</span></p> <p>However, it wasn’t always this way. The pair have bantered on and off for the last 50 years.</p> <p>In many ways, the duo are chalk and cheese. With Elton being extravagant and prone to tantrums, Rod is a bit more laidback and a bit cheap.</p> <p>The pair did share a love of football as well as a competitive streak, which is what kept the feud going for so long.</p> <p>The pair have snipped at each other over a variety of things, including Elton’s weight.</p> <p>"I really seriously think he (Elton) has got to lose a little bit of weight. He's looking really large," quipped Rod</p> <p>"He always has a go about my nose and hair, so we just bitch every now and then," Rod admitted to <a rel="noopener" href="https://www.themorningbulletin.com.au/news/inside-rod-stewart-and-elton-johns-hilarious-50yea/3369998/" target="_blank"><em>The Morning Bulletin</em></a>.</p> <p>The pair used to insist that this was their way of showing affection, especially with Elton explaining that he and Rod were “cut from the same cloth”.</p> <p>"We try and publicise the fact that we always have a go at each other in the papers, but in fact we do that for reasons only known to us, really. We're actually very good friends," said Elton.</p> <p>However, that no longer appears to be the case.</p> <p>It seems though that Rod wouldn’t mind following in the footsteps of Elton and his late close friend Freddie Mercury in the form of a biopic being made about his music and life.</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/BsYaJudhZ2R/" 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/BsYaJudhZ2R/" target="_blank">Congratulations to Rami Malek &amp; all those behind Bohemian Rhapsody on their #GoldenGlobe win. You brought the energy, love, and light of the magnetic Freddie Mercury to the big screen in a glorious film worthy of Queen.</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/sirrodstewart/" target="_blank"> Sir Rod Stewart</a> (@sirrodstewart) on Jan 8, 2019 at 9:07am PST</p> </div> </blockquote> <p>When Rod was asked whether or not he could bear to watch himself on screen, he quickly replied: <span>“Oh, are you kidding? My ego? I’d love it. Me and my two youngest sons went to see <em>Bohemian Rhapsody</em>.</span></p> <p>"My boys were saying, ‘Dad, I can play you when you were eight’ and ‘I’ll play you when you were 13’.”</p>

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Apple is shutting down iTunes: What happens to your music and movies?

<p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Apple has announced that it is no longer going to be offering its iTunes music service.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">The announcement has left customers confused as to where their extensive music or movie collection will go, as the iTunes service has been around for the last 18 years.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">However, Apple has reassured customers that their purchased content will be fine, it’ll just be divided amongst three brand new apps. </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">The apps are Apple Music, Apple Podcasts and Apple TV.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“Users will have access to their entire music library, whether they downloaded the songs, purchased them or ripped them from a CD. For those who like to own their music, the iTunes Music Store is just a click away,” the company said in a statement.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Customers who want to access their existing music don’t have to pay for an Apple Music subscription, but if they want unlimited streaming of every track available on the service, the monthly fee is $11.99.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">iTunes gift cards will also remain active.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Apple had already slowly started to de-emphasise iTunes on the iPhone and iPad, with Mac computers to follow suit later this year. The service is still available on Macs that are using older versions of the operating system, as well as machines that run on Microsoft Windows.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">For those of you who use iTunes to sync up their devices, Apple said a new tool will be located via the sidebar in Finder on their Macs.</span></p>

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"He's building a fortress": Guy Sebastian finishes construction on controversial multi-million dollar Sydney home

<p>Guy Sebastian has finally moved in to his multi-million-dollar home in Maroubra, Sydney, after two-and-a-half years of construction works and a public feud with an “angry” neighbour, the <a href="https://www.news.com.au/finance/economy/guy-sebastian-puts-finishing-touches-on-controversial-multimillion-maroubra-home/news-story/25208e29e42a07a7a680e16b59355200"><em>Daily Telegraph</em></a> reported. </p> <p>The singer and his wife Jules Sebastian bought the house for $3.1 million in 2013, but decided to bulldoze the original building and rebuild from scratch. Since beginning works in 2016, the 1,341sqm eastern suburbs site has made headlines due to a neighbour’s complaints over the “demolition nightmare”.</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-permalink="https://www.instagram.com/p/BmCxdP-lZkK/" 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="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/BmCxdP-lZkK/" target="_blank">A post shared by guysebastian (@guysebastian)</a> on Aug 3, 2018 at 9:19pm PDT</p> </div> </blockquote> <p>In 2017, the unidentified neighbour told the media that he was selling up after his exterior wall was damaged during the development works. </p> <p>“He’s not building a house, he’s building a fortress,” he said.</p> <p>SafeWork NSW confirmed this report. </p> <p>“A residential property in Maroubra was damaged when a brick fell from a truck that was being loaded on an adjacent construction site,” the agency spokesperson said in <a href="https://homes.nine.com.au/latest/guy-sebastian-sydney-construction-feud-nightmare-neighbour/538fa890-b161-4730-8533-8bf3665f8f3a">a statement</a>.</p> <p>Sebastian spoke up about his “angry” neighbour for the first time in an interview with Hit105 late last year. </p> <p>“I’ve got one of those neighbours and he’s a bit filthy at everyone,” said the 37-year-old.</p> <p>“He’s one of those guys on the street that sits out the front screwing his eyes up at everyone.”</p> <p>He shared that the neighbour seemed to have deliberately parked close to the crane to hinder construction works and told the couple to “move on” and “let bygones be bygones”. Sebastian added that he thought it would “all be good”.</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-permalink="https://www.instagram.com/p/Bp8bKIllFVb/" 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="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/Bp8bKIllFVb/" target="_blank">A post shared by Profile Property Group (@profile_property_group)</a> on Nov 8, 2018 at 7:15pm PST</p> </div> </blockquote> <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/Bm8ILwPAkIb/" 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/Bm8ILwPAkIb/" target="_blank">This might look like a construction site but it’s our life’s work and dream about to come true. #buildingahouse</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/julessebastian/" target="_blank"> Jules Sebastian</a> (@julessebastian) on Aug 26, 2018 at 3:55am PDT</p> </div> </blockquote> <p>Before buying the Maroubra property, Sebastian and his family had been living in a four-bedroom Clovelly home in Sydney’s eastern suburbs, which was later sold for $2.22 million in 2013.</p> <p>The pair also has a four-bedroom holiday house in Gerroa, on the NSW south coast, which overlooks Seven Mile Beach.</p>

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Susan Boyle opens up about the diagnosis that changed her life

<p>In a rare interview, singing sensation Susan Boyle has revealed her struggle with Asperger’s and the “meltdowns” that haunted her early music career.</p> <p>Speaking to <em>A Current Affair’s</em> Tracey Grimshaw, the star revealed how her life took a drastic turn after <em>Britain’s Got Talent – </em>and not in a good way.</p> <p>After catapulting to fame in 2009 following her audition wowing judges and audiences alike, the artist’s rendition of<em> I Dreamed A Dream</em> quickly went viral around the world.</p> <p>But while the newfound attention was exciting, it also came with a host of negative headlines, with allegations of diva behaviour and “meltdowns” gaining traction as quickly as her performance had.</p> <p>Struggling with the instant fame, Boyle told Grimshaw that she “didn’t have the tools to deal” with overnight fame.</p> <p>“I hadn’t had any kind of formal training on how to deal with the media and stuff like that … there was a lot of surprises in the early days,” she said.</p> <p>“I didn’t really know what was going to happen. But I’m a bit more relaxed now, I take it all in my stride.”</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet tw-align-center" data-lang="en-gb"> <p dir="ltr">Ten years ago, the world was obsessed with Susan Boyle after she walked out onto the stage of Britain’s Got Talent, and sang in that surprising voice that she had a dream. But fame and success can be a double-edged sword. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/9ACA?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#9ACA</a> | FULL STORY: <a href="https://t.co/efILIEHxZk">https://t.co/efILIEHxZk</a> <a href="https://t.co/3WVWHnhrko">pic.twitter.com/3WVWHnhrko</a></p> — A Current Affair (@ACurrentAffair9) <a href="https://twitter.com/ACurrentAffair9/status/1135836426644254720?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">4 June 2019</a></blockquote> <p>When it all became too much to handle, Boyle’s manager and publicist Nicola Philips stepped in and hasn’t left the singer’s side ever since.</p> <p>“I don’t think anyone would when you’re being publicly assassinated and being called names, no-one is going to deal with that very well,” said Philips.</p> <p>“Especially when you’ve come from a provincial town in Scotland and you have spent your life in cotton wool. So it was dealing with that shock. Obviously it upset her like it would upset anybody.”</p> <p>Philips also shutdown suggestions saying that the musician should stop singing altogether due to the overwhelming amount of pressure.</p> <p>“See I completely disagree,” she told Grimshaw. “She’s always said in terms of nerves that anxiety, the nerves of performing is what positions her into the place to get on stage, it focuses her. She loves it and she has an amazing life.”</p> <p>Boyle revealed that she’s learnt “how to chill myself out more”, after her Asperger’s diagnosis in 2012 changed her outlook on life.</p> <p>“That was a relief for me because for years I thought I had something a bit more serious, you know, so that sort of took it off my shoulders a bit,” admitted the singer.</p> <p>“You just have to make people aware that somethings you have to go to a certain pace and don’t be too bombarded with things. At the very beginning I was very bombarded.”</p> <p>Boyle was under the assumption that she had brain damage, but once she received her diagnosis, decided to go public to raise awareness of Asperger’s.</p> <p>“There’s nothing to keep secret, there’s nothing to be ashamed of, everybody has something, a flaw if you like,” she said.</p> <p>“But you shouldn’t be ashamed of it, it’s something to bring out in the open and hopefully you help other people.</p> <p>“I like to feel I’ve been a voice for other people who have been the underdog and I wanted to try and prove myself.”</p> <p>After a long hiatus, Boyle is now ready to get back on stage as she returns to the spotlight with a new album and a UK tour.</p> <p>Boyle nabbed herself a record deal after coming runner-up on <em>Britain’s Got Talent</em>. Her debut album<em> I Dreamed A Dream </em>became the UK’s fastest-selling debut album of all time.</p>

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“Don’t be soft”: Inside Elton John’s complicated relationship with his father

<p>Elton John’s relationship with this father Stanley Dwight can be defined in three words, according to his new biopic <em>Rocketman</em>: “Don’t be soft.”</p> <p>The quote comes from a heartbreaking scene in the film, where a young Elton asks for a hug from his father.</p> <p>"When are you going to hug me?" asks a young Elton. "Don't be soft," replies his unforgiving father.</p> <p>The film continues to show the strained relationship between the pair as cold and unloving, with Elton’s father Stanley Dwight doubting his talents, questioning whether or not he is capable of receiving a scholarship to the Royal Academy of Music, and shaming him for practicing his scales on the piano.</p> <p>Elton has written about his complicated relationship with his father in <a rel="noopener" href="https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/elton-john-billy-elliots-dad-does-what-mine-never-could-dhrk8639bqt" target="_blank"><em>The Sunday Times</em></a>, explaining that he was “a tough and unemotional man”.</p> <p>“Hard. In the RAF. He was dismissive, disappointed and finally absent. I just wanted him to acknowledge what I’d done. But he never did,” Elton wrote for the publication.</p> <p>Elton initially thought that his father didn’t understand children, but quickly realised that wasn’t the case.</p> <p>“He left us, remarried and had another family, and by all accounts was a great dad to them. It wasn’t children. It was me,” he wrote.</p> <p>However, Elton’s half-brother Geoff Dwight said that the allegations within the film are just not true.</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en-gb"> <p dir="ltr">Elton John accused of lying about his 'neglectful' father in movie <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Rocketman?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Rocketman</a> <a href="https://t.co/mB5HxBmOBl">https://t.co/mB5HxBmOBl</a> <a href="https://t.co/2QyNDEAgVB">pic.twitter.com/2QyNDEAgVB</a></p> — Mirror Celeb (@MirrorCeleb) <a href="https://twitter.com/MirrorCeleb/status/1135105093903278080?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">2 June 2019</a></blockquote> <p>“That's not the Dad I remember,” said Geoff, one of Stanley's four younger sons by his second marriage to <a rel="noopener" href="https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7094579/Elton-Johns-father-proud-brother-reveals-accuses-singer-betrayal-new-film.html" target="_blank"><em>The Daily Mail</em></a>. </p> <p>“Dad had a big heart and he loved us all equally. He was incredibly proud of Elton and everything that he achieved.”</p> <p>Geoff has lived a quiet life, but due to the popularity of the film, has felt the urge to speak out against the allegations of his late father.</p> <p>“This coldness, it's a million miles away from what Dad was like,” he said.</p> <p>“He was a product of a time when men didn't go around hugging each other and showing their feelings every minute of every day, but he had plenty of love in him for all of us.”</p> <p>Geoff then goes on to refute the opening scene of<span> </span><em>Rocketman</em>, where Stanley comes home from a lengthy posting overseas and demands dinner instead of reuniting with his son.</p> <p>“I just cannot believe that,” exclaimed Geoff.</p> <p>“Dad was the one who registered Elton's birth. He was there when Elton was born and he did not stop caring.”</p> <p>Geoff also dismissed the claim that Stanley was unsupportive of Elton’s musical talents.</p> <p>“Dad encouraged all of us to be musical. He was in a swing band himself, so I see no reason why he'd have thwarted Elton.</p> <p>“I was hopeless on the piano, so Dad left a guitar and a trumpet out for me with a few teach-yourself books. That doesn't sound like a man who discourages his kids.”</p> <p><em>Rocketman</em><span> </span>is in cinemas now.</p>

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“I can’t have children”: Kylie Minogue reveals full impact of breast cancer diagnosis

<p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Australian music star Kylie Minogue has opened up about how her cancer battle has impacted any future decisions surrounding her having children.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">She revealed her thoughts in a candid interview with </span><a href="https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/kylie-minogue-interview-the-pop-star-talks-love-regret-and-new-beginnings-ahead-of-playing-the-glastonbury-legends-slot-pghzvbhpb"><span style="font-weight: 400;">The Times</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;">.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">"I was 36 when I had my diagnosis (breast cancer). Realistically, you're getting to the late side of things," she told the newspaper.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Minogue admitted that "it changed everything," and although it wasn’t in her immediate plans to have children, it was difficult to hear.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">"I don't want to dwell on it, obviously, but I wonder what that would have been like. Everyone will say there are options, but I don't know."</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/BvHWkSIA6xN/" 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/BvHWkSIA6xN/" target="_blank">Look at this lil cutie!!!! Meet Lola. She was my Wild Rose tonight in Mount Cotton 🌹 #Goldentour</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/kylieminogue/" target="_blank"> Kylie Minogue</a> (@kylieminogue) on Mar 17, 2019 at 8:43am PDT</p> </div> </blockquote> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">This isn’t to say that Minogue isn’t happy with her life.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">"I'm 50 now, and I'm more at ease with my life. I can't say there are no regrets, but it would be very hard for me to move on if I classed that as a regret, so I just have to be as philosophical about it as I can. You've got to accept where you are and get on with it."</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/Bu5-R8dAS-h/" 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/Bu5-R8dAS-h/" target="_blank">Thank you @artscentremelbourne for the Golden Spire! ✨💛 I’m so honoured and so excited to be back in my hometown. See you #lovers tomorrow!</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/kylieminogue/" target="_blank"> Kylie Minogue</a> (@kylieminogue) on Mar 12, 2019 at 4:01am PDT</p> </div> </blockquote> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">A new man might have helped boost her mood, as Minogue is currently with Paul Solomons, creative editor for British GQ.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">"I've met someone who I feel good with. It feels right."</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">"'I can feel my face going, people say 'Your face changes when you talk about him,' and it does." She added, "Happiness. He's an inspiring, funny, talented guy. He's got a real-life actual job! It's lovely."</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/BpmsmIXAMyx/" 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/BpmsmIXAMyx/" target="_blank">What an honour 🎩 What a night 🥂 What a woman ❤️ Congratulations also to all the other incredible women at last nights @bazaaruk Women Of The Year awards ⭐️</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/paulsolomonsgq/" target="_blank"> Paul Solomons</a> (@paulsolomonsgq) on Oct 31, 2018 at 9:44am PDT</p> </div> </blockquote>

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Jack Vidgen's private battle: "It just wasn't healthy anymore"

<p><span>Former child star Jack Vidgen has returned to music as he auditioned on <em>The Voice</em> on Sunday night.</span></p> <p>In the blind auditions, the now 22-year-old entertainer wowed the judges with his rendition of Adele’s <em>Hello</em>, turning all four chairs. When it came to picking his coach, Vidgen chose Guy Sebastian.</p> <p>“I don’t want to make you silly promises, but what I really want to do is help you fall in love with music again,” Sebastian told Vidgen backstage.</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"> <p dir="ltr">'There’s a lot of expectations on you at a young age but you owe nobody anything right now. Look out for you and just be you' - Welcome to <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/TeamGuy?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#TeamGuy</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/JackVidgen?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@JackVidgen</a> ✌️ <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/TheVoiceAU?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#TheVoiceAU</a> <a href="https://t.co/jFS5VweYCl">pic.twitter.com/jFS5VweYCl</a></p> — The Voice Australia (@TheVoiceAU) <a href="https://twitter.com/TheVoiceAU/status/1135132216428826624?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">June 2, 2019</a></blockquote> <p>In the lead-up to his comeback to television, Vidgen shared the events he has gone through since winning <em>Australia’s Got Talent </em>in 2011.</p> <p>He said “life was hard” after he took the first place at the show. </p> <p>“I remember doing an interview and they asked me if I have a girlfriend or a boyfriend, and I remember feeling like, ‘Oh my god, does someone know something?’” he told <em>The Voice</em> producers.</p> <p>“It was so weird to be asked that and not knowing how to answer it. I was going through puberty in front of the whole country. But when you’re trying to work out whether you’re gay or not, it’s not the easiest thing to do.”</p> <p>In an interview with <a rel="noopener" href="https://www.who.com.au/the-voices-jack-vidgen-plastic-surgery" target="_blank"><em>Who</em></a>, Vidgen also revealed that he fled to LA at the age of 16 in an attempt to build his career there. </p> <p>“I did it for a year and got to the point where I needed a break – I was putting so much pressure on myself,” he said.</p> <p>“It just wasn’t healthy anymore. I had to step away. I had to come back home, I needed to do things like see my friends and hug my mum, see family and get normal jobs and live a normal life.”</p> <p>When he returned to Sydney, he underwent surgery to remove a brain tumour behind his eyes. </p> <p>“I have been trying to decide whether to go public with this and let all of you know (as it's not very pleasant news) but you guys have been a big part of the last 3 years of my life so here it is,” he wrote on his Facebook page at the time.</p> <p><iframe src="https://www.facebook.com/plugins/post.php?href=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2Fjackvidgen%2Fphotos%2Fa.258018284216272%2F752272281457534%2F%3Ftype%3D3&amp;width=500" width="500" height="728" style="border: none; overflow: hidden;" scrolling="no" frameborder="0" allowtransparency="true" allow="encrypted-media"></iframe></p> <p>“First off I had to have an MRI on Monday after being referred by a specialist the Wednesday before, it showed there was a mass lesion (tumor) behind my eye. I then saw an Ocular Plastic Surgeon who said it had to come out urgently.”</p> <p>Vidgen said he spent the following five years living a “normal” life. </p> <p>“I studied and worked in different jobs like a receptionist, after school care, worked in aged care, retail and a deli, just wanting to sink my teeth into something normal because I had not lived a normal teenage life until this point.”</p> <p>And now that he passed through the auditions on <em>The Voice</em>, Vidgen is back in the limelight.</p> <p>Last month, the singer has <a href="https://www.oversixty.com.au/entertainment/music/fans-baffled-over-jack-vidgens-shock-new-look-what-have-you-done-to-your-face/">come under fire for his changed looks</a>. Vidgen told <a rel="noopener" href="https://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/entertainment/sydney-confidential/australias-got-talent-jack-vidgen-opens-up-about-plastic-surgery/news-story/271578369e23decbd24f5644ec24f46f" target="_blank"><em>Confidential</em></a> that he did not have any plastic surgery, but had his lips done with filler.</p> <p>“The funny thing I see articles and people talking about it and for me it’s not a big deal,” he said.</p> <p>“I think with these types of things it’s so common now, especially for people my age, it’s not a big deal. I see it like when you do your makeup or tattoo, it’s all the same.”</p>

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Obsessed much? Celine Dion stores 10,000 pairs of shoes in Las Vegas warehouse

<p>Most people usually have a few pairs of shoes. Some for going out and some for everyday wear. But if you’re Celine Dion then you’re most likely going to need an entire warehouse to store all of your footwear.</p> <p>The singer, who has a residency at Las Vegas’ Caesar’s Palace, let James Corden in on her obsession with shoes during a <em>Carpool Karaoke</em> segment last week.</p> <p>When originally asked the question, Celine admitted to owning 3000-5000 pairs of shoes, but after a bit more heckling, she finally gave away the correct number.</p> <p>Corden went on to say that he had heard a rumour of the performer owning up to 10,000 pairs of shoes, to which Celine said was possible.</p> <p>“Maybe. I didn’t want to say it,” she admitted.</p> <p>But the question on everyone’s minds was: Where does someone with that many pairs of shoes possibly keep them?</p> <p>“I have a place in Las Vegas … let’s call it a warehouse,” revealed the 51-year-old.</p> <p>And while having a separate property just for shoes seems extravagant, Dion went on to explain that her former home in Florida had an entirely computerised system to help categorise her shoes.</p> <p>“I had a system, it was computerised, and I would press, and the door would open,” she revealed.</p> <p>“I would press another button and they would turn.”</p> <p>She said that the shoes were colour coordinated to make it easier for her to pick and choose between them.</p> <p>The chosen pair of shoes would then be presented on a thick glass counter, filled with crushed diamonds – but while it seems over-the-top, it isn’t as lavish as you may think.</p> <p>“Not real diamonds, just to make sure that you don’t think that I’m loco,” Dion said.</p> <p>In 2017, the <em>My Heart Will Go On </em>singer spoke to<em> <a rel="noopener" href="https://wwd.com/" target="_blank">WWD</a> </em>about her hoarding habits, saying she finds it difficult to throw things away as they hold sentimental value.</p> <p>“They’re part of every step that I take, and I have an attachment to it,” she told the publication.</p> <p>But during the hilarious <em>Carpool Karaoke</em> segment, Dion didn’t seem to have a choice as she was forced to part ways with her favourite pairs of shoes by giving them away to strangers along the Las Vegas strip.</p> <p>Despite being reluctant, Dion managed to give a few pairs away to lucky walkers-by. But while it seemed to be in good fun, it doesn’t look like the performer will be downsizing her collection anytime soon.  </p>

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