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Dolly Parton changes words to legendary song for very special reason

<p><span>Dolly Parton has changed her famous tune Jolene for a very special reason.</span><br /><br /><span>The legendary singer has written hundreds of songs throughout her decades-long career and she has just changed the lyrics of Jolene to encourage fans to get their COVID-19 vaccine.</span><br /><br /><span>“I even changed one of my songs to fit the occasion,” the actor, singer and humanitarian sang in a social media post on Tuesday.</span><br /><br /><span>Just moments before receiving her shot, she could be heard saying: “It goes, ‘Vaccine, vaccine, vaccine, vaccine, I’m begging of you please don’t hesitate’.”</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/CL7me6sDRyA/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" data-instgrm-version="13"> <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/CL7me6sDRyA/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank">A post shared by Dolly Parton (@dollyparton)</a></p> </div> </blockquote> <p><br /><span>In 2020, Parton donated $US1 million ($AUD 1.28 million) to Vanderbilt University Medical Centre in Nashville, Tennessee, for coronavirus research.</span><br /><br /><span>Parton told The Associated Press that she wanted to wait until the vaccine became more widely available as she didn’t want to look like she was jumping the line.</span><br /><br /><span>“That didn’t hurt. Just stung a little bit,” she said after checking with the doctor if her hair looked good.</span><br /><br /><span>She then smiled at the camera saying, “I did it! I did it!”</span><br /><br /><span>The Grammy-winning legend turned 75 this year.</span></p>

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Tony Bennett reveals fight against Alzheimer’s disease

<p><span>Tony Bennett has revealed he has been diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease, but refuses to give up the fight.</span><br /><br /><span>"Life is a gift — even with Alzheimer's. Thank you to [his wife] Susan and my family for their support, and AARP the Magazine for telling my story," he wrote on social media.</span><br /><br /><span>The 94-year-old was diagnosed with the disease in 2016, but has proven even the lingering disease did not stop him as he released his chart-topping duets album with Lady Gaga, <em>Cheek to Cheek i</em></span><span>n 2015.</span></p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"> <p dir="ltr">Life is a gift - even with Alzheimer’s. Thank you to Susan and my family for their support, and <a href="https://twitter.com/AARP?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@AARP</a> The Magazine for telling my story.<br /><br />Read more here:<a href="https://t.co/R05A4jc5BF">https://t.co/R05A4jc5BF</a>⁰<br /><br />📸 Kelsey Bennett <a href="https://t.co/ApxBCpGv0y">pic.twitter.com/ApxBCpGv0y</a></p> — Tony Bennett (@itstonybennett) <a href="https://twitter.com/itstonybennett/status/1356232201810157568?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">February 1, 2021</a></blockquote> <p><br /><span>The star’s son, Danny Bennett, released a heartfelt statement: "Managing my father for the last 40 years has been a privilege and an amazing journey. He never ceases to inspire me with his passion and dedication to all that life has to offer. The last four years has been no exception.</span><br /><br /><span>“He continues to sing and stay fit on a daily basis. I speak for the whole family in thanking his wonderful wife Susan for all the support and love she has given to him. Our wish is that by openly sharing his challenges with Alzheimer's That we will give hope to all that face this condition and will help end the stigma surrounding this disease.</span><br /><br /><span>“Above all else, we want to be able to help raise awareness, advocate for advancing new therapies and one day soon, finding a cure."</span><br /><br /><span>Alzheimer's can result in progressive memory loss that deprives its sufferers of speech, understanding, treasured memories or recognition of loved ones.</span><br /><br /><span>While it is understood Bennett has not developed many of the worst characteristics of the disease which can include episodes of rage or depression, he does have a tendency to forget where he is.</span><br /><br /><span>"One of the cruellest aspects of dementia is the stigma that surrounds it," Sarah Lock, AARP senior vice president for brain health, said.</span></p> <p><span>"Feelings of hopelessness can cause people to resist getting diagnosed or refuse treatment. Although there's currently no cure for Alzheimer's disease, there's a lot that people can do to delay symptoms and improve quality of life."</span></p>

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Shocked woman spots iconic music legend in her holiday snap

<p>After returning home from her holiday, one woman has discovered an "incredible" guest star featured in one of her photos.</p> <p>TikTok user Mae Archie shared an image from a photo she took in New York after visiting an exhibition about The Beatles.</p> <p>The photo shows Archie casually crossing the street on a zebra crossing - similar to the one on The Beatles "Abbey Road" album cover - while a passerby walks towards the opposite direction.</p> <p>Archie realised later that the man walking alongside her wasn't a stranger after all, instead it was The Beatles band member Sir Paul McCartney.</p> <p>Archie's video, documenting the trip has be watched over 50,000 times.</p> <p>In her video caption she wrote: "Taking pictures in NYC and realising when I got home, THE Paul McCartney photobombed me."</p> <p>Archie explained in the comments of her post: "Story time: So I just left the MET to see the 'Play it Loud' exhibit and was legit looking at the Beatles set and everything because I love music.</p> <p>"And I wanted to take a cute photo so I took it on the cross walk but I was facing my mum so I never actually saw Paul until I turned around."</p> <p>Archie says she "made eye contact" with McCartney and "stood there for a few seconds" during the star-struck moment.</p> <p>"He could tell I was trying to figure out why he looked so familiar," she adds.</p> <p>As soon as she realised, the musician simply winked at Archie and walked away.</p> <p>"He knew I knew," she said.</p> <p><img style="width: 454.3446244477173px; height: 500px;" src="https://oversixtydev.blob.core.windows.net/media/7839656/screen-shot-2021-01-27-at-31958-pm.png" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/aa7ae3dfe398414cbbbdae8881fd64da" /></p> <p>Perhaps McCartney was saying "goodbye" when Archie was saying "hello".</p> <p>Archie ended her story, saying the "moral of the story" was that she "was dumbstruck and Sir Paul spawns at sidewalks."</p> <p>Viewers were gob-smacked by the celebrity encounter, with many marveling at the poetic justice of the moment.</p> <p>"Out of all the spots to photobomb, just like the Abbey Road cover," wrote one user.</p> <p>Another said: "It would be the most incredible story. I would tell it to everyone I know."</p> <p>While a third exclaimed: "The Paul McCartney and you just walked right by him?"</p>

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The Voice's Guy Sebastian shares how new season will be different

<div class="post_body_wrapper"> <div class="post_body"> <div class="body_text redactor-styles redactor-in"> <p>With a whole new lineup of judges on<span> </span><em>The Voice</em>, Guy Sebastian has revealed what changes eager fans can expect on the 10th season of the show.</p> <p>The new coaching panel features singers such as Rita Ora, Keith Urban and Jessica Mauboy, with Sebastian keeping his spot on the panel.</p> <p>Sebastian shared on<span> </span><em>The Morning Show</em><span> </span>that the show is going back to its roots.</p> <p>“What we really want is just to get back to finding great talent and just finding normal people who have normal lives and great stories behind them who are just desperate to be heard,” he told Larry and Kylie.</p> <p>He also shared his excitement for the new judges.</p> <p>“I love Keith, I’ve done a couple of things with him and he’s just such a pure-hearted guy,” he said.</p> <p>“It’s going to be really great to have Rita Ora, I’ve never worked with her before, but she’s a pro.”</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/CI1Zo-xn6so/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" data-instgrm-version="13"> <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/CI1Zo-xn6so/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank">A post shared by The Voice Australia (@thevoiceau)</a></p> </div> </blockquote> <p>Keith Urban shared his excitement in a statement.</p> <p>“The stars have finally aligned again! Ten years after spinning in the first season, and just before getting back on stage around the world, I’ve been invited back alongside a very cool and musically diverse panel.”</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="post-action-bar-component-wrapper"> <div class="post-actions-component"> <div class="upper-row"><span class="like-bar-component"></span> <div class="right-box-container"> <div class="post-editor-container"></div> </div> </div> </div> </div>

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Unearthed video of Princess Diana shows rare talent

<p dir="ltr">Footage of the beloved Princess Diana playing the piano during her and Prince Charles’ 1988 tour of Australia has resurfaced, sending royal fans into a frenzy.</p> <p dir="ltr">The video sourced from the Nine News archives captured the effervescent couple during a visit to the Victorian College of the Arts in Melbourne.</p> <p dir="ltr">Prince Charles and Princess Diana are seen in a room filled with music students, staff and other members of the media.</p> <p dir="ltr">Then 26-year-old Di is seen gently taking a seat at the piano where she gives an impromptu performance.</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"> <p dir="ltr"><a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/PrincessDiana?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#PrincessDiana</a> playing the piano in Melbourne, Australia. So beautiful 💗 <a href="https://t.co/XbJscVRmpf">pic.twitter.com/XbJscVRmpf</a></p> — Princess Diana of Wales (@DianaPrincessOW) <a href="https://twitter.com/DianaPrincessOW/status/854052461300125696?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">April 17, 2017</a></blockquote> <p dir="ltr">She effortlessly plays Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto No. 2.</p> <p dir="ltr">Charles, who was 39 at the time, was also seen attempting to play the cello.</p> <p dir="ltr">The royal tour that included Princess Diana polishing off the ivories was part of their 1988 visit to Australia.</p> <p dir="ltr">It came five years after the couple first visited Australia together – a tour which remarkably included Prince William when he was just a toddler.</p> <p> </p>

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Lisa Wilkinson’s cheeky comment leaves Bee Gees star red-faced

<p><span>Lisa Wilkinson left her celebrity interview, <em>Bee Gees</em> legend Barry Gibb, red-faced during an interview on <em>The Sunday Project.</em></span><br /><br /><span>The veteran journalist decided to thank the celebrity musician for their most memorable trait - their tight pants.</span><br /><br /><span>“I have to tell you, Barry, I was a teenager in the '70s when [the <em>Staying Alive</em> music video] came out,” Lisa said.</span><br /><br /><span>“Oh those white pants. I want to say, belatedly, thank you.”</span><br /><br /><span>Barry Gibb sat awkwardly laughing before Lisa went on to ask him: “Did you have to be convinced to wear those?”</span><br /><br /><span>The<em> How Deep Is Your Love</em> singer responded: “I remember how difficult they were to get on and how difficult to get off.”</span></p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"> <p dir="ltr">.<a href="https://twitter.com/BeeGees?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@BeeGees</a> legend Barry Gibb chats with <a href="https://twitter.com/Lisa_Wilkinson?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@Lisa_Wilkinson</a> about the secret to 50 years of marriage, life growing up on the Aussie beaches, and story behind *those* white pants. <a href="https://t.co/9TXPPbRCEX">pic.twitter.com/9TXPPbRCEX</a></p> — The Project (@theprojecttv) <a href="https://twitter.com/theprojecttv/status/1348187800580055040?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">January 10, 2021</a></blockquote> <p><br /><span>“Did that give the falsettos extra oomph? Took you up half an octave surely,” Lisa went on to cheekily ask.</span><br /><br /><span>Barry jokingly replied: “Are you suggesting that the tight pants were responsible for the falsetto? I take issue with that. I thought your voice got deeper.”</span><br /><br /><span>Barry also gushed over his wife of 50 years, Linda Gray, saying they are “very happy and the tight pants don’t fit anymore”</span><br /><br /><span>Lisa asked: “Has she ever asked you to put them back on again?”</span><br /><br /><span>Gibb responded: “I have tried and failed. Those days are over love.”</span><br /><br /><span>Barry Gibb joined<em> The Sunday Project</em> just released his new country album, <em>Greenfields: The Gibb Brothers Songbook, Vol. 1.</em></span><br /><br /><span>It will feature appearances from Keith Urban, Dolly Parton and Sheryl Crow.</span></p>

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National anthem Advance Australia Fair changed to reflect Indigenous history

<p>Over 140 years after it was originally composed and performed, Advance Australia Fair is being updated once again in a move the Prime Minister says reflects a "spirit of unity".</p> <p>On January 1, the second line of the national anthem was changed to "For we are one and free" from "For we are young and free".</p> <p>governor-General David Hurley has agreed to the Commonwealth's recommendation to change the anthem for the first time since 1984.</p> <p>Scott Morrison made a statement, saying the change was made to represent all Australians.</p> <p>"During the past year we have showed once again the indomitable spirit of Australians and the united effort that has always enabled us to prevail as a nation," he said.</p> <p>"It is time to ensure this great unity is reflected more fully in our national anthem.</p> <p>"Also, while Australia as a modern nation may be relatively young, our country's story is ancient, as are the stories of the many First Nations peoples whose stewardship we rightly acknowledge and respect.</p> <p>"In the spirit of unity, it is only right that we ensure our national anthem reflects this truth and shared appreciation.</p> <p>"Changing 'young and free' to 'one and free' takes nothing away, but I believe it adds much."</p> <p>Composer Deborah Cheetham is a Yorta Yorta woman and says the change is long overdue.</p> <p>"It's an important acknowledgement. The word young has underestimated the lives that have lived on this continent for some millennia," the soprano and educator said.</p> <p>First Nations Foundation chairman and Yorta Yorta man Ian Hamm also welcomed the change, which was suggested last year by NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian.</p> <p>"In terms of culture, society, and population, we go back 60,000 years. We're very definitely not young," he said.</p> <p>"We should regard ourselves as a nation that's bonded, as opposed to being divided, and we should recognise our Indigenous history as part of our Australian history.</p> <p>"'One and free' looks for what brings us together. It's actually a focal point for that discussion about who we are as a country.</p> <p>"I think it's a really good change."</p> <p>But Labor Wiradjuri woman Linda Burney said more needed to be done.</p> <p>"It flies in the face, of course, of the Government saying that they want to work with Aboriginal people, but the real issue is a constitutionally enshrined voice," she said.</p> <p>Advance Australia Fair was composed by Peter Dodds McCormick and first performed in 1878.</p>

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Guy and Jules Sebastian incredible surprise for bushfire survivors

<p><span>Guy Sebastian and his wife Jules are spreading Christmas cheer this holiday season in the best way they know how.</span><br /><br /><span>The pair have visited a local farming family in regional Victoria and surprised them with $10,000 worth of gifts.</span><br /><br /><span>The Middleton family have bravely battled droughts, bushfires and the COVID-19 pandemic.</span><br /><br /><span>"You get over one hurdle and then you think okay we're on a new path, let's keep going and then you get struck again," Louise Middleton explained to A Current Affair.</span><br /><br /><span>In late 2019, while facing a drought, Mrs Middleton who is also a midwife, found out she was diagnosed with bowel cancer.</span></p> <p><img style="width: 500px; height: 281.8035426731079px;" src="https://oversixtydev.blob.core.windows.net/media/7839240/bushfire-1.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/004260fcf8f44ef588b24fe5e0138f2e" /><br /><br /><span>Her husband and fellow farmer, Ian, was let out of work when he broke his ankle and knee.</span><br /><br /><span>When bushfires hit the farm on New Year's Eve, the Middleton's had to fight to save the farm.</span><br /><br /><span>"We took as much as we could, we left horses, sheep and cattle here all that we took the dogs and the cat and all that sort of stuff but I actually thought I'd come back to no house," Mrs Middleton said.</span><br /><br /><span>After evacuating their teenage daughters, they were left with a blaze that tore through their 900 km property. 300 sheep were lost.</span><br /><br /><span>"I think what happens when there is a natural disaster like that, your whole life is dictated to after that. My phone still rings about the fire. It's a life-changing event", Mrs Middleton said.</span></p> <p><img style="width: 500px; height: 281.9488817891374px;" src="https://oversixtydev.blob.core.windows.net/media/7839245/daily-2.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/bca94c81d12f44b6885176995ab87720" /><br /><br /><span>Singer-songwriter Guy Sebastian and his wife Jules have joined forces with Amazon Australia and Drought Angels to deliver a wonderful surprise Christmas hamper.</span><br /><br /><span>Just some of the gifts the family received included a drone, a satellite phone, a Kindle and a new lounge.</span><br /><br /><span>"We're not going to cure problems, but you know it's the festive season. It's nice to be able to just bring a little smile to their faces," Mr Sebastian said.</span><br /><br /><span>"You see the scarred landscape and that's a reminder of what everyone's gone through here.</span></p> <p><img style="width: 500px; height: 281.8035426731079px;" src="https://oversixtydev.blob.core.windows.net/media/7839238/bushfire-3.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/a0535eda48c54cb89455b05015dac520" /><br /><span>"This is not a problem that's gone away. I think this is going to impact a lot of people in rural communities for a long time."</span><br /><br /><span>"These people are still dealing with the devastation and they still need help, and they still need joy in their life. Whatever we can do, to bring a little bit of that, is the best", Mrs Sebastian said.</span></p>

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New judging line-up for The Voice 2021 revealed

<p>Guy Sebastian is the last man standing on The Voice Australia, with three fresh new faces joining the show.</p> <p>The revamped judging panel will include Rita Ora, Keith Urban and Jessica Mauboy.</p> <p>The news comes after Channel 7 took over the music program from rival network Channel 9, with previous coaches Boy George, Kelly Rowland and Delta Goodrem losing their gigs.</p> <p>Sonia Kruger is set to host the show.</p> <p>Channel 7 is hoping to cut the budget of the show to $20 million, which is half of what Channel 9 reportedly spent.</p> <p>Channel 7 managed to score the show after Nine failed to renew it within the required time frame for another season.</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/CI1Zo-xn6so/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" data-instgrm-version="13"> <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/CI1Zo-xn6so/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank">A post shared by The Voice Australia (@thevoiceau)</a></p> </div> </blockquote> <p>Nine swiftly released a scathing statement, telling news.com.au in September: “Unfortunately due to the age of the show and its declining demographic profile,<em><span> </span>The Voice</em><span> </span>had become by far the poorest financial performer on our slate. We wish Seven well in their quest to revive yet another Nine show.”</p> <p>Meanwhile, Seven’s director of programming Angus Ross said: “<em>The Voice</em><span> </span>remains the biggest entertainment show in Australia averaging over 1.5 million viewers each week – delivering on broadcast, demographics and streaming. We jumped at the opportunity to bring this juggernaut into Seven’s 2021 schedule. Our plans to supercharge the format are well under way.”</p>

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Boy George opens up about The Voice dumping

<p>Later on in the month, Boy George and Culture Club will become the latest in a string of big-name pop acts to livestream a COVID-safe show direct to fans worldwide.</p> <p>It’ll finish off a year that has been strange, to say the least for George, who was forced to leave Australia halfway through his TV gig due to the pandemic, only to find himself dumped as the show moved networks.</p> <p>Speaking to<span> </span><a rel="noopener" href="http://news.com.au/" target="_blank">news.com.au</a><span> </span>from his London home, George discussed how he felt about the TV shake-up and whether he would ever return.</p> <p>“I would go back, but I also understand the way these shows work. It needs to restructure itself to stay interesting,” said the 59-year-old.</p> <p>While other judges refused to comment on the show switching networks, Boy George took to Twitter to tweet: “They can’t afford me, darling”.</p> <p>A statement that the entertainer well and truly believes in.</p> <p>But his outspoken nature isn’t always received well, with the star making headlines regularly due to his controversial comments.</p> <p>“Well, the papers were saying they dumped me – but they didn’t dump me because I was a B-lister, they dumped me because I was too expensive,” he said.</p> <p>“I don’t have a press phobia. If I have a spat with, say, Piers Morgan, I don’t obsess about it for the rest of my life; I’m not a child. I can have banter with people. One thing about me that’s very important: I’m bitchy but I don’t burn bridges. That must be the most profound thing I’ve said all year!”</p> <p>One of the most recent clashes was earlier in the year, when the singer hung up on an Aussie radio host for stating that Boy George was “big in the 80s’”.</p> <p>A comment Boy George didn’t take very well.</p> <p><em>Culture Club’s<span> </span></em><a rel="noopener" href="https://www.universe.com/events/rainbow-in-the-dark-a-global-stream-ausnz-tickets-7J91NW?irgwc=1&amp;utm_source=1995107-AUSTicketmaster&amp;utm_medium=affiliate&amp;utm_campaign=1995107&amp;awtrc=&amp;clickId=SeNxBE2UzxyLTS0wUx0Mo3kTUkE1jF13tX1e1c0" target="_blank"><em>Rainbow in the Dark global livestream</em></a><em><span> </span>takes place on Sunday December 20, AU time.</em></p>

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Guy Sebastian steals the show with X-rated gag

<p>Guy Sebastian shook the table with his raunchy quip at the <em>2020 ARIA Awards.</em></p> <p>The typically usually squeaky-clean celebrity shocked the audience after he looked at comedian Joel Creasey’s bright green Kenzo jumpsuit and dead-panned: “Greg Norman couldn’t wear that!”</p> <p><img style="width: 500px; height: 281.25px;" src="https://oversixtydev.blob.core.windows.net/media/7838931/guy-sebastian-joel-creasey.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/6938ec34385041049236ef5d5659c535" /></p> <p>Golfing legend Greg Norman made headlines for a racy post on social media, with a number of fans pointing out a very X-rated detail in one of the snaps.</p> <p>“Doesn’t leave much to the imagination!” one person commented.</p> <p>“Damn Greg save it for the OnlyFans. Absolute unit!” another user wrote.</p> <p>Joe jokingly responded that his outfit was “subtle”.</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/CH56_o8p7H4/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" data-instgrm-version="13"> <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/CH56_o8p7H4/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank">A post shared by Greg Norman (@shark_gregnorman)</a></p> </div> </blockquote> <p>Guy’s raunchy quip wasn’t the only unscripted moment during the night.</p> <p>Tim Minchin also told art fans rather bluntly what to do when venues start to reopen, and shows are able to happen again.</p> <p>“Do please buy a f**king ticket,” he said while presenting the Best Female award with Kate Ceberano.</p> <p>Tame Impala were the night’s biggest winners, taking home five awards including Album of the Year.</p>

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Guy Sebastian’s fate on The Voice 2021 revealed

<p>With The Voice airing on Channel 7 in 2021, speculation about whether the coaches will remain the same has been circulating online.</p> <p>On Wednesday, Guy Sebastian’s brother Chris revealed that the 39-year-old would definitely be returning as a coach.</p> <p>“I’m going to say I’m 98 per cent sure he’s back. He’ll be back for it, yeah,” Chris, who won in 2020, told <a rel="noopener" href="https://www.who.com.au/the-voice-2021-guy-sebastian-chris-sebastian" target="_blank">Who magazine</a>.</p> <p>He did admit that he had “no idea” about whether Delta Goodrem will be returning.</p> <p>“I don’t know but I’ve got a gig with Delta in a week or two so I’ll ask her then but I’m not too sure,” the 32-year-old admitted.</p> <p>Delta joined The Voice in its debut season in 2012, whereas Guy became a coach on the show in 2019.</p> <p>Due to the coronavirus pandemic, it’s unlikely Boy George and Kelly Rowland will be returning in 2021, as travel has been limited.</p> <p>Although last month, Boy George admitted that he had “kindly” taken a pay cut from Channel 9 in order to secure a spot on the coaching panel in 2021.</p> <p>“Truth is, I kindly took a pay cut from @TheVoiceAU because of the corona. I am also decent, and they agreed to have me next season,” the British singer tweeted.</p> <p>“If I had known they would swap networks I still would have taken a financial hit because I’m decent and I never burn bridges!”</p> <p>His comments came after New Idea reported that he and Kelly had been dumped from the show.</p>

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Dolly did it! Fans praise Dolly Parton for "curing coronavirus"

<div class="post_body_wrapper"> <div class="post_body"> <div class="body_text redactor-styles redactor-in"> <p><span>Dolly Parton has been praised by country music fans for "playing an important role in the COVID battle" after making a very generous donation.</span></p> <p>She gave USD $1 million to the Vanderbilt University Medical Centre in Nashville to fund coronavirus projects.</p> <p>One of these projects were human trials of the Moderna vaccine, which was found this week to be nearly 95 per cent effective against the virus in early studies.</p> <p>A Vanderbilt spokesperson said Parton’s “generous” gift was helping “several promising research initiatives”.</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"> <p dir="ltr">When I donated the money to the Covid fund I just wanted it to do good and evidently, it is! Let’s just hope we can find a cure real soon. <a href="https://t.co/dQgDWexO0C">pic.twitter.com/dQgDWexO0C</a></p> — Dolly Parton (@DollyParton) <a href="https://twitter.com/DollyParton/status/1328741440470528000?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">November 17, 2020</a></blockquote> <p>Fans are saying that "Dolly is our saviour" and others are saying that as she donated to the researchers that are now helping with the vaccine, she helped cure COVID.</p> <p>Dolly announced her generous donation to the Medical Center back in May.</p> <p>“My longtime friend Dr Naji Abumrad, who’s been involved in research at Vanderbilt for many years, informed me that they were making some exciting advancements towards that research of the coronavirus for a cure,” the star wrote on Instagram.</p> <p>“I am making a donation of $1 million to Vanderbilt towards that research and to encourage people that can afford it to make donations.”</p> </div> </div> </div>

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"It's what happens": Grant Denyer addresses Dancing With The Stars axing

<div class="post_body_wrapper"> <div class="post_body"> <div class="body_text redactor-styles redactor-in"> <p>Loveable TV personality Grant Denyer spoke out about his latest program <em>Dancing With The Stars</em> being axed.</p> <p>"It's what happens in television," the 43-year-old told <a rel="noopener" href="https://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/" target="_blank" class="editor-rtflink">The Daily Telegraph</a> on Sunday. </p> <p>"The only gigs that are a certainty is reading the news or hosting a morning breakfast show," he continued.</p> <p>"They're the only bolted-on industry jobs; for the rest of us, shows come and go. It's just the nature of the beast."</p> <p>Denyer feels like shows such as <em>Family Feud </em>and <em>Dancing with the Stars</em> are "cyclical" and will "no doubt come back somewhere else further down the track."</p> <p><em>Dancing with the Stars </em>was axed by Channel 10 last month.</p> <p>"We have decided to hang up our dancing shoes, lycra pants and sequined jackets for the time being," a network spokesperson told <a rel="noopener" href="https://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-8950849/Grant-Denyer-addresses-Dancing-Stars-getting-axed-hints-back.html" target="_blank" class="editor-rtflink"><em>Daily Mail Australia</em></a><em>. </em></p> <p>"We would like to express our sincere thanks and gratitude to all those involved in the show, in particular Amanda Keller and Grant Denyer, who were fabulous hosts, as well as all the judges, dancers, the stars and of course the crew."</p> </div> </div> </div>

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Delta and Boy George drop bombshell in the lead up to Christmas

<p>While no one really knows who will be on The Voice judging panel next year, it has been recently revealed that Delta Goodrem and Boy George will be joining forces for a special project.</p> <p>Taking to Twitter to make the announcement, Boy George revealed that he and Delta will release a festive song together.</p> <p>“Very excited to be recording a xmas song with @DeltaGoodrem and that's all I'm saying! Lol!” he teased.</p> <p>This isn’t the first time the Culture Club star released Christmas music, as dedicated fans will remember George being one of the famous singers to feature on Bob Geldof’s 1984 iconic hit, Do They Know It’s Christmas?, which raised money for those affected by famine in Ethiopia.</p> <p>While none of The Voice coaches have officially confirmed whether they are staying or going on the show, George previously joked on social media that Channel Seven “couldn’t afford him”.</p> <p>Solid Gold singer Delta cryptically touched on her future on The Voice during a recent interview with Stellar.</p> <p>“I love the show. It’s such a wonderful experience and is something I’ve been a part of since day one,” Delta told the publication.</p> <p>“I say after every season – because everybody asks every year – that, as an artist, I take in each moment and appreciate the year that’s been and all the different things I’ve been a part of," she added.</p> <p>“Then looking ahead, I step into every role and every decision for my next chapter as an ever-evolving artist, and it’s always a step-by-step process of looking at my goals and planning the year ahead.”</p> <p>Meanwhile, <a rel="noopener" href="https://www.newidea.com.au/guy-sebastian-the-voice-2021" target="_blank">Guy Sebastian, 39, has also weighed in, telling New Idea</a>: “I’ve had a conversation, as has Delta. Obviously, they’re going to talk to existing coaches and tell them what their plans are.”</p>

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Nicole Kidman shows off incredible singing voice

<p><span>Nicole Kidman has reminded fans that she not only acts, but she sings spectacularly too.</span><br /><br /><span>The Undoing actress, 53, leant her vocals to the TV show's title track after her director Susanne Bier persuaded her.</span><br /><br /><span>Kidman posted a video of her singing the song 'Dream A Little Dream Of Me' on Instagram.</span><br /><br /><span>She went on to explain that Bier called her to say, "I've had an idea — I want you to record the title sequence."</span><br /><br /><span>"I was like, 'Absolutely not'," Kidman responded, before adding, "Then she said 'You have to. And I went 'OK'."</span><br /><br /><span>While many may not know she has some serious vocal chops, this is not her first public performance.</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/tv/CHDj7r2pc-S/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" data-instgrm-version="13"> <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/tv/CHDj7r2pc-S/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank">Danish director + musician husband + filming in a basement studio = nervous singer of #TheUndoing theme song.</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/nicolekidman/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank"> Nicole Kidman</a> (@nicolekidman) on Nov 1, 2020 at 8:57am PST</p> </div> </blockquote> <p><br /><span>She sang in the musicals Moulin Rouge and Nine.</span><br /><br /><span>Despite her previous experience, she told The Sydney Morning Herald that she was incredibly nervous.</span><br /><br /><span>"I can't do with my voice what I can do when I act and that's very frustrating," Kidman said.</span><br /><br /><span>"With performance, there's the possibility I may not get there. But at least I know I can try to reach it. With voice, I just can't. I wish I could sing what I feel."</span><br /><br /><span>In an interview on Zoe Ball's Radio 2 show, Kidman explained the thought process behind recording the track.</span><br /><br /><span>"We were in lockdown. We were in Tennessee, in Nashville, and the director sent me a text going, 'Would you sing the title track, 'Dream a Little Dream,' to the series?'" Kidman said.</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/CGFWWtFpi22/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" data-instgrm-version="13"> <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/CGFWWtFpi22/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank">Love getting to play dress up and chat about @UndoingHBO with @MarieClaireAU ✨ Link in bio xx</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/nicolekidman/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank"> Nicole Kidman</a> (@nicolekidman) on Oct 8, 2020 at 6:05am PDT</p> </div> </blockquote> <p><br /><span>"I was like, 'What? No, I so don't want to do that. My voice is not good,' which is always my reaction, and she said, 'No, no, I think you can sing it.'"</span><br /><br /><span>Kidman has been married to musician Keith Urban since 2006.</span><br /><br /><span>Urban helped her by offering their home studio to record the track. "We laid it down and sent it in, and they mixed it so it ended up in the series," she said.</span><br /><br /><span>"I don't know if that's a good or bad thing."</span></p>

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Composer of Bunnings iconic jingle revealed

<p>The songwriter behind the Bunnings ad jingles has been uncovered, saying he always “knew” he’d be tracked down.</p> <p>ABC advertising show Gruen revealed they’d found composer Trevor Hilton on Wednesday, 25 years after he wrote the iconic jingle for the hardware store.</p> <p>“Yes, I wrote that jingle,” Mr Hilton said, telling the program he still collects royalties from the gig.</p> <p>“This week, we went on an interstate odyssey to track down the composer of the Bunnings theme,” host Wil Anderson said. “Twenty five years later, he still secretly wanders around his local WA store whistling the tune. The first thing he said when we finally reached him? ‘I knew this day would come’.”</p> <p><img style="width: 500px; height:279.95867768595036px;" src="https://oversixtydev.blob.core.windows.net/media/7838532/screen-shot-2020-10-30-at-114908-am.png" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/04ddba78785446d08870b287407f631c" /></p> <p>Mr Hilton said he wrote the song on a sunny afternoon back in 1995.</p> <p>“For me it was just another day at the office, jingling away on this very keyboard, with this very floppy disk,” he said.</p> <p>Mr Hilton now resides in Busselton, in the south west of Western Australia. Anderson joked the composer had previously been one of the only Bunnings staff members to not appear on camera.</p> <p>The unmasking led to a flurry of excited responses, with people calling Mr Hilton a “legend” and a “hero”.</p> <p>“Where is the Order of Australia for services to industry AND THE ARTS for this dude,” former triple j host and broadcaster Adam Spencer wrote.</p> <p>“The Man. The Myth. The Legend,” another man wrote on Twitter.</p> <p>“This man is a hero,” another said.</p>

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Guy Sebastian slams SAS Australia's violence against women

<p>Guy Sebastian has called out Channel 7’s <em>SAS Australia</em>, saying he felt “sick” after he tuned in to Monday night’s episode.</p> <p>In the episode, the 17 celebrity recruits were challenged to fight one another in a boxing fight.</p> <p>AFLW player Sabrina Frederick picked Nick ‘Honeybadger’ Cummins, which shocked her fellow contestants and those watching at home.</p> <p>Honeybadger did not hold back, and Sebastian came on to Nova 93.7’s <em>Nathan, Nat &amp; Shaun</em> show on Thursday morning to speak about the confronting scene.</p> <p><img style="width: 500px; height: 281.25px;" src="https://oversixtydev.blob.core.windows.net/media/7838373/sas-guy-sebastian-3.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/1770343db2e749c2938ebcd79e504fce" /></p> <p>“My wife and I run a foundation where we deal with domestic violence,” he said on radio.</p> <p>“I thought that was pretty p**s poor, if I’m being honest.</p> <p>“I think it makes it very difficult to tell your kids, to tell your boy, ‘You never hit a girl! It doesn’t matter what the circumstance is, you just never, ever hit a girl. Violence against women is always wrong.’</p> <p>“I felt quite sick if I’m being honest, watching that,” Sebastian continued.</p> <p>The Australian Idol winner made it clear that he was not “having a crack at Nick (Cummins)”, but rather “whoever is in charge of the show”.</p> <p>A fierce debate erupted regarding Monday night’s episode and whether it was right for Cummins to agree to the challenge.</p> <p>Speaking to <a rel="noopener" href="https://7news.com.au/sport/afl/nick-cummins-boxes-aflw-player-leaving-people-in-tears-c-1414088" target="_blank">7 News</a>, <em>SAS Australia </em>chief instructor Ant Middleton said: “The hand-to-hand combat task was the ultimate test of character and bravery.</p> <p>“Sabrina had the luxury of choosing her enemy and she chose a tough opponent, showing true strength of character and how much she wanted to test herself and get the absolute most out of this experience.</p> <p><img style="width: 500px; height: 281.25px;" src="https://oversixtydev.blob.core.windows.net/media/7838374/sas-guy-sebastian-2.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/bef74f62933d4737a84a0ab5ea5f484a" /></p> <p>“Nick did exactly what was asked of him,” Middleton added.</p> <p>“They both held a good and correct account of themselves.”</p> <p>Frederick spoke to Seven News about the incident and revealed why she wanted to challenge Cummins.</p> <p>“I volunteered first and I picked Nick for two reasons,” she said.</p> <p>“Firstly, I wanted to select the person I thought was the biggest challenge. Secondly, I knew our respect was mutual and he would give me a fair fight, regardless of my gender.</p> <p>“In battle, the enemy doesn’t care about your gender or size and we had to think like soldiers to get through each and every task.</p> <p>“Yes, I was scared but that’s the whole point of SAS selection – not letting the fear consume you and instead harnessing it to empower you.</p> <p>“I am truly grateful for Nick and for that experience.”</p>

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Why this Baby Boomer hit song is topping the charts 40 years on

<p>Fleetwood Mac are back in the spotlight after a TikTok featuring one of their songs went viral last month.</p> <p>The album Rumours was released over 43 years ago but it quickly moved up to No. 11 on the ARIA Albums Chart this week, jumping six spots from the previous week.</p> <p>The song Dreams had an even more impressive week after a man long boarding down the street used it in his TikTok video.</p> <p>The single has moved up to No. 4 - a 10-spot jump from last week.</p> <p>Nathan Apodaca was the man behind the viral TikTok - dubbed The Dreams Challenge - and quickly became an internet sensation.</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"> <p dir="ltr">I don’t use this verbiage often but this is a whole vibe. simple as that <a href="https://t.co/NfdLsgLkxu">pic.twitter.com/NfdLsgLkxu</a></p> — DrewFrog (@DrewFrogger) <a href="https://twitter.com/DrewFrogger/status/1309531633545089024?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">September 25, 2020</a></blockquote> <p>It currently has over 60 million views.</p> <p>Soon it caught the attention of the band’s very own Mick Fleetwood, as he recreated the video.</p> <p>Apodaca appeared on the Today show and said he was honoured after watching the TikTok.</p> <p>"He made his own TikTok account. His first video was this one. The parody of my video. I feel honoured. A legend doing that. It's just amazing," he said. "I got to talk to him in the another interview. He was telling me that his daughters and everything said 'Dad, you need to do this'.</p>

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Rod Stewart reveals "big falling out" with Elton John

<p>Rod Stewart is claiming that he's made efforts to heal the rift between himself and Elton John, but was snubbed by the Rocketman singer.</p> <p>The rockers had another falling out after Stewart, 75, mocked John's retirement tour and criticised the movie about John's life. </p> <p>Stewart opened up about the feud in a recent interview.</p> <p>“We don’t talk to each other anymore,” the <em>I Don’t Want to Talk About It</em> singer said on Chris Evans’ <a rel="noopener" href="https://shows.acast.com/chris-evans-how-to-wow/episodes/rod-stewart" target="_blank" class="editor-rtflink"><em>How To Wow</em></a> podcast.</p> <p>The rocker added: “Big falling out.”</p> <p>“Last time I emailed him I said, ‘I’ve got this football pitch, would you like the boys to come up?’ You know, cause they both love football,” he said of John and his sons. “You don’t have to come, but if they want to come play on this they’re welcome.”</p> <p>“(He) never got back to me.”</p> <p>The rift initially started when Stewart claimed that John's biopic <em>Rocketman</em> didn't live up to its potential despite praising the Freddy Mercury biopic <em>Bohemian Rhapsody</em>.</p> <p>“It was OK, I just wished it hadn’t been a musical. I mean, the dancing outside the council house made it a bit ‘Mamma Mia’,” he said.</p> <p>He also slammed John's retirement tour, saying it's "dishonest".</p> <p>“If I retire, I won’t make an announcement. I’ll just fade away. I don’t think this is a big deal, it stinks of selling tickets,” he said.</p>

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