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"Put on the spot": Delta Goodrem interview divides fans

<div class="body_text redactor-styles redactor-in"> <p>Singer Delta Goodrem was put on the spot with an intense question from<span> </span><em>The Project</em><span> </span>panellist Kate Langbroek while Goodrem was trying to promote her latest album.</p> <p>She appeared on<span> </span><em>The Project<span> </span></em>via video link from Sydney and was discussing her latest album and book when Langbroek asked her about sexual assault in the music industry.</p> <p>“Earlier this week we ran a story on the sheer volume of women in the music industry who have experienced sexual assault or harassment, and the figure was as high as, I think, 96 per cent of women,” panellist Kate Langbroek said.</p> <p>“Did that figure shock you?”</p> <p>“Listen, nobody deserves to feel unsafe in the workplace and my heart completely breaks to hear that figure." Goodrem quickly responded.</p> <p>Langbroek wasn't happy with that answer and kept pressing.</p> <p>“But does it surprise you?” Langbroek pressed again.</p> <p>Goodrem appeared flustered and repeated the question back four times.</p> <p>“Does it surprise me? Ahh… does it surprise me?</p> <p>“Um listen, I only know…,” she began before trailing off again.</p> <p>“Does it surprise me? Does it surprise me?”</p> <p>“I am shocked by that number, it's completely surprising and my heart is.. you know, it really hurts my heart to hear that,” she said.</p> <p>“And I continue to support and be there for the community and my girls and it’s definitely very troubling.”</p> <p>Viewers weren't happy with Langbroek's questioning, saying it was "irresponsible".</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"> <p dir="ltr">I feel like that was an irresponsible line of questioning just now on <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/TheProjectTV?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#TheProjectTV</a>. Delta was clearly caught off guard and not prepared for the SA question. Bringing the issue to light is important but I don’t think that line of questioning achieved anything productive.</p> — Isobel (@isobel_saccaro) <a href="https://twitter.com/isobel_saccaro/status/1392777448719147008?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">May 13, 2021</a></blockquote> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"> <p dir="ltr">Delta seems a bit taken aback by that question and doesn’t want to ruffle feathers <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/theprojecttv?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#theprojecttv</a></p> — Lone Vlogger (@Nardeen_92) <a href="https://twitter.com/Nardeen_92/status/1392774402266210307?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">May 13, 2021</a></blockquote> <p>Others thought Goodrem could've handled the question better and used it as a talking point about sexual assault in the music industry.</p> <p>"As much as I love Delta and am looking forward to all the things she's got coming out, her inability to answer the question about whether she's surprised was the answer in itself. You can't have been in the industry as long as she has and not know," one fan wrote.</p> <p>The segment was posted to<span> </span><em>The Project</em>'s Twitter account after the show aired, but was quickly removed.</p> </div>

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Human Nature members reveal how they got Covid

<p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Human Nature’s Andrew and Mike Tierney recently revealed they caught coronavirus earlier this year - with one to blame for the other’s infection.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">The brothers appeared on 2Day FM’s breakfast show, </span><a href="https://www.hit.com.au/shows/the-morning-crew-with-hughesy-ed-and-erin"><span style="font-weight: 400;">The Morning Crew with Hughesy, Ed and Erin</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;">, on Monday, May 10 to talk about their struggles with COVID-19.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Andrew told the show that he was the one that infected his entire family, as well as Mike, his wife, and their daughter.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Andrew believes he was infected in early February when he was returning home to Las Vegas following his Australian tour.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“We’d been touring at Christmas here and then we went back home to Vegas and life has gone back to a version of normal over there,” he said.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“We go and do things even though there’s COVID everywhere … and I’d gone back to the gym, and I swear I got it from the gym.”</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">He explained his suspicions, “You know people doing their heavy breathing and squatting really and not wearing a mask.”</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Andrew said that though masks were still mandatory in gyms in Nevada, where Las Vegas is situated, a lot of people ignore the rule.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">While he isn’t certain he contracted the virus there, he said he was worried about the gym as soon as he entered. “I just walked into the gym and I thought, ‘this is not clean in here’. But you do that every day with the gym …</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“I went home and thought I had a cold but then I thought to myself, I don’t think you can really get a cold anymore, so then I was tested for COVID.”</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Between the gym visit and his COVID test, Andrew and Mike went on a weekend ski trip together. “We went away skiing for a weekend and our families were sort of all in one lodge together so Andrew spread it to everyone,” Mike said.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Andrew’s wife and daughter were infected, as were Mike’s wife and daughter.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Though both Andrew and Mike’s kids experienced mild symptoms, the brothers differed in their reactions. “Luckily we’re all fine now, it only lasted about 10 days or so,” Mike said.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Mike has made a full recovery while Andrew is still on the mend and yet to recover his sense of smell.</span></p>

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Guy Sebastian reveals heartbreaking truth behind his Australian Idol audition

<div class="post_body_wrapper"> <div class="post_body"> <div class="body_text redactor-styles redactor-in"> <p>Guy Sebastian has revealed his lack of self-confidence almost stopped him from chasing his Idol dreams back in 2003.</p> <p>He opened up about<span> </span><em>Australian Idol<span> </span></em>on the latest episode on<span> </span><em>Anh's Brush With Fame,<span> </span></em>explaining that he didn't think music would be a career option for him to host Anh Do.</p> <p>“I wasn’t sure music was an option for me,” he told Do.</p> <p>Sebastian recalled a particularly disheartening trip, where he was repeatedly told by music industry figures that they loved his voice but not his look.</p> <p>“I was a weird-looking chubby, half-Asian kid who didn’t have the pop star look. I got on the train with all these rejection letters, tail between my legs and thought, I can’t change how I look, but I can still be a musician,” he recalled.</p> <p>“I’ll just write songs for other beautiful-looking people; that was my mindset.”</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/COIOhCojTEG/?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/COIOhCojTEG/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank">A post shared by guysebastian (@guysebastian)</a></p> </div> </blockquote> <p>Sebastian noticed an audition sign for the first season of<span> </span><em>Australian Idol</em>, but wasn't confident about his chances.</p> <p>“I thought, ‘As if I’m going to win a TV show, let alone get a record deal’. I’m going to go on TV with all these beautiful pop star-looking people? I’ll never win.”</p> <p>Luckily, Sebastian nailed the audition that left judge Marcia Hines visibly moved. Judge Ian "Dicko" Dickson wasn't impressed and said that Sebastian looked "crap, so we're going to have to work on 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/COKzwCUDCWf/?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/COKzwCUDCWf/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank">A post shared by guysebastian (@guysebastian)</a></p> </div> </blockquote> <p>Dickson's comments are still in Sebastian's mind 18 years later as he remembers that moment vividly.</p> <p>“That insecurity that was starting to dissipate came back. I thought, ‘Maybe I do look like crap, I’m not cut out for this.’”</p> <p>However, he kept pushing on and has carved out a career in the Australian music scene.</p> <p>“I knew I was lucky, so I knew that would be frustrating for a lot of people who have really slogged it out trying to get into the scene. I’ve been given this opportunity through<span> </span><em>Idol<span> </span></em>— people voted for me. Kids went into debt voting for me! I’m forever in debt,” he said.</p> <p>“That’s why I keep going, because I was gifted this amazing opportunity. It’s a weird way to enter the industry, but it’s given me a fire that’ll never die out, because people believed in me.”</p> </div> </div> </div>

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Fan favourite takes out Dancing With The Stars again

<p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Luke Jacobz has claimed his second Dancing With The Stars mirror ball trophy after winning the show’s all-star celebrity season.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Going up against former soap star Bec Hewitt, Jacobz and professional dance partner Jorja Freeman won the grand final.</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-permalink="https://www.instagram.com/p/COEW5cHhMaV/?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/COEW5cHhMaV/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank">A post shared by Luke Jacobz (@lukejacobz)</a></p> </div> </blockquote> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Earlier in the episode Kyly Clarke, Lincoln Lewis, Ada Nicodemou, and Manu Feildel were kicked off.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“To win is honestly the greatest achievement of my life,” Jacobz told AAA.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“I have never wanted something so much in my life.” </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">The now 40-year-old dedicated his win and the $20,000 cash prize to the Charlie Teo Foundation, a charity that funds brain cancer research.</span></p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"> <p dir="ltr">He came... and he conquered the Ballroom once again! A big congratulations to Luke Jacobz and his incredible partner Jorja. 🙌✨ <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/DancingAU?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#DancingAU</a> <a href="https://t.co/UYc0sK6qp3">pic.twitter.com/UYc0sK6qp3</a></p> — #DancingAU (@DancingAU) <a href="https://twitter.com/DancingAU/status/1386269226093084672?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">April 25, 2021</a></blockquote> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">The Home and Away actor, whose real name is Luke Jacob Ashwood, won his first trophy in 2008 with his partner Luda Kroiter.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">This year’s season saw celebrity contestants return to the competition, including Tom Williams, Fifi Box, Jamie Durie, and wildcard contestants Schapelle Corby, Renee Bargh, Matty J, Jessicca Gomes, and Erin McNaught.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">After the announcement of his win, Jacobz said, “Thank you for asking me to come back, when I did this show in 2008, I was always like if they do another one and ask people back, I want to have a go at it, because I really enjoyed it last time.”</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“I’m so grateful to be partnered with Jorja, she works so incredibly hard, her passion and love for dancing is so inspiring.”</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-permalink="https://www.instagram.com/p/CN7ZiGGBCEU/?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/CN7ZiGGBCEU/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank">A post shared by Luke Jacobz (@lukejacobz)</a></p> </div> </blockquote> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">With his win, Jacobz is hoping more opportunities will come up to follow his passion for performing.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“I really hope that winning can open doors for me to perform on a live stage,” he said. “To tour with other dancers or to be part of a production would be a dream come true. Next is unwritten … but I am hungry for more so, if the opportunity arises, I will be there to take it but I am a duo so Jorja is coming with me.”</span></p>

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“Sworn to secrecy”: Aussie dad finally able to crow about daughter’s royal moment

<p>As one of the four-person choir that sang at Prince Philip’s scaled-back funeral, Miriam Allan also stood out as the only woman. Back in his Newcastle home, her father watched on proudly.</p> <p dir="ltr">Chris Allan said he has known his daughter was incredibly talented since she was a “musically precocious” six-year old.</p> <p dir="ltr">Ms Allan performed Jubilate Deo, Benjamin Britten’s sacred choral composition, alongside the choir at St. George’s Chapel in Windsor on Saturday. But, this wasn’t the first time she’s sung the song, having performed it since she was a child growing up in New South Wales.</p> <p dir="ltr">Before her latest performance and the establishment of her international renown as a soprano, her father said she would perform it at Newcastle’s Christ Church Cathedral.</p> <p dir="ltr">“The Britten that they sang during the service, she’s been singing since she was a little kid,” Mr Allan said.</p> <p dir="ltr">Having since moved to England in 2003, Mr Allan said his daughter would use him as a “sounding board”. He watched as her career blossomed, taking her on tours around the world with leading orchestras and choirs.</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/B9SLiFKgtQy/?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/B9SLiFKgtQy/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank">A post shared by Miriam Allan (@miriamsoprano)</a></p> </div> </blockquote> <p dir="ltr">Reminiscing on fond memories of accompanying his daughter on piano, as a composer, and singing together, he said, “I played for her and gave her music to sing and so forth when she was younger.”</p> <p dir="ltr">“There were many times when we sang or played together - I would play the piano and accompany her.”</p> <p dir="ltr">The pair have performed on some of the same programs since she was a teenager. Their most recent performance in August 2019 was for the Newcastle Music Festival - held in the cathedral where her musical career started.</p> <p dir="ltr">Ms Allan is married to Richard Bannan, a lay clerk, one of the 12 choral singers employed to sing at St. George’s Chapel. She also teaches singing in Oxfordshire and is a singing coach at a preparatory school in Westminster.</p> <p dir="ltr">Mr Allan said he was thrilled to watch his daughter perform at the sombre yet moving service for Prince Philip.</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/CNz6evNA1Wb/?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/CNz6evNA1Wb/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank">A post shared by Miriam Allan (@miriamsoprano)</a></p> </div> </blockquote> <p dir="ltr">But, this isn’t the first time she’s performed for the Duke either. Mr Allan said, “She used to sing years ago in the Royal Guards Chapel and Prince Philip would often come to that, so she had sung for him a number of times.”</p> <p dir="ltr">“It was quite a lovely experience to be able to sing [for him] again.”</p> <p dir="ltr">Until a phone call on Friday afternoon, Mr Allan had no idea that his daughter would be performing for Queen Elizabeth and the 30 other royal family members in attendance and had expected her husband would be the one singing.</p> <p dir="ltr">“She said, ‘Someone in the family is going to sing and it’s not Rich’,” he said.</p> <p dir="ltr">“We were sworn to secrecy at the time because it was all embargoed.”</p> <p dir="ltr">He was surprised and thrilled, and said “it was a great opportunity for her.”</p> <p dir="ltr">Mr Allan, along with his wife, Gerogei Laney, watched the performance from their Newcastle home.</p> <p dir="ltr">Commenting on her composure, he said, “To have that ability and to be able to keep your composure under that stressful condition when you know lots of people are watching is pretty good.”</p>

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Tina Turner posts rare new snap

<p>Legendary singer Tina Turner has shared a rare new image with fans as she prepares to enter a new chapter in her life completely out of the spotlight.</p> <p>Turner already largely retreated from public life over the last decade but broke her social media silence to promote her new documentary film<span> </span><em>Tina</em>.</p> <p>The photo is one of the first times fans have seen a recent photo of Turner as she's been plagued by ill-health including a stroke, cancer and kidney transplant in more than a year.</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/CMuvSiColPF/?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/CMuvSiColPF/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank">A post shared by Tina Turner (@tinaturner)</a></p> </div> </blockquote> <p>"Only 5 days left! This Saturday, the documentary "TINA" will be released. I am so excited to share this movie with you – seeing the concert scenes made me relive some of the proudest moments of my life. I simply had to sing along and dance around my living room!" she wrote under the sweet snap.</p> <p><em>Tina</em>, a HBO feature-length documentary was filmed in 2019 and shows Turner revisiting her early years where she struggled with domestic abuse before her dream career materialised just a few years later.</p> <p>“It wasn’t a good life. The good did not balance the bad," Turner reflects in the documentary.</p> <p>“I had an abusive life, there’s no other way to tell the story. It’s a reality. It’s a truth. That’s what you’ve got, so you have to accept it.”</p> <p>The film is also a final farewell to fans, as she wants her final phase of life to be private.</p>

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Delta Goodrem’s surprising admission

<p>Delta Goodrem has a confession make - she was 27 when she had her first alcoholic drink.</p> <p>“I’d worked from such a young age that it wasn’t until my late twenties that I finally started to have my teenage years,” Goodrem told News Corp Australia yesterday.</p> <p>“I had so much going on in my teens there wasn’t really the space to have a few drinks and have my friends look after me. But in my late twenties I had that period of self-discovery, things had started to get a bit much for me around that time. The lyrics mention how I was trying to numb the pain around me. It was an interesting chapter in my life.”</p> <p>Goodrem made the revelation in her first book, Bridge Over Troubled Dreams, the companion piece to her new album of the same name.</p> <p>Both will be released on May 14.</p> <p>“One day I’d like to write an autobiography, but right now I’m happy to share my stories through music. This book is about the making of the album, the stories behind each song and what I learned while I was making. And there’s definitely parts of my life I haven’t spoken about before in this book.”</p> <p>As well as a hardcover book, Goodrem has also recorded an audiobook with special acoustic versions of songs from her sixth album.</p> <p>Her admission about not drinking until she was 27 is the opening line of her new single<span> </span><em>Billionaire</em>, released today.</p> <p>The album includes a song, Crash, where she talks about being born two months premature, while Dear Elton is a love letter to the musician who helped her fall back in love with the piano.</p> <p>“Every record I have a different goal, this one was about being at my instrument, being the barefoot singer songwriter, going back to what is real and raw and honest, not trying to chase anything just being present in the music.”</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong>Lyrics to Billionaire</strong></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><em>I didn't drink till I was 27</em></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><em>That day I went to numb the pain inside me</em></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><em>The emptiness was showing</em></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><em>The hate around me growing</em></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><em>I thought I had to bury my self-worth</em></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> </p> <p style="text-align: center;"><em>The Boulevard of Broken Dreams was building</em></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><em>The whiskey kept on turning into wine</em></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><em>Some people started asking</em></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><em>Oh where was all this going?</em></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><em>Then tried to pull the wool over my eyes</em></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> </p> <p style="text-align: center;"><em>I've always been a lady</em></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><em>And that always saved me</em></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><em>I had to see the other side</em></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> </p> <p style="text-align: center;"><em>My mama said, 'Go marry rich, girl'</em></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><em>It'll take your problems all away</em></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><em>But I lead life with my heart</em></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><em>And the world's not always fair</em></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><em>I'm gonna make myself that billionaire</em></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> </p> <p style="text-align: center;"><em>I've never been impressed with money or power</em></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><em>Cause I thought I'd be the one to rule the world</em></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><em>So many men would tell me</em></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><em>It would be the gifts they gave me</em></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><em>But that just don't make them my Mr. Right</em></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> </p> <p style="text-align: center;"><em>My name is Delta lady</em></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><em>You can't try to change me</em></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><em>I'll give you many reasons why</em></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> </p> <p style="text-align: center;"><em>My mama said, 'Go marry rich, girl'</em></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><em>It'll take your problems all away</em></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><em>But I lead life with my heart</em></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><em>And the world's not always fair</em></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><em>I'm gonna make myself that billionaire</em></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> </p> <p style="text-align: center;"><em>He said, 'Baby hold my hand'</em></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><em>I'm not your baby, understand</em></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><em>I'm gonna need a grown-ass man</em></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><em>Who takes me for who I am</em></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> </p> <p style="text-align: center;"><em>My mama said, 'Go marry rich, girl'</em></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><em>It'll take your problems all away</em></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><em>But I lead life with my heart</em></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><em>Though the world's not always fair</em></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><em>I'm gonna make myself that billionaire</em></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> </p> <p style="text-align: center;"><em>Shake that wannabe</em></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><em>You're only gonna end up lonely</em></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><em>He's no good you see</em></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><em>The real ones love unconditionally</em></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><em>You got to shake that wannabe</em></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><em>You're only gonna end up lonely</em></p>

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Jamie Durie's big news will set toes tapping across the country

<div class="post_body_wrapper"> <div class="post_body"> <div class="body_text redactor-styles redactor-in"> <p>Jamie Durie is set to perform on Seven's new<span> </span><em>Dancing With the Stars: All Stars,<span> </span></em>much to the delight of fans.</p> <p>The veteran host, 50, will return to the stage after initially being on the show back in 2007.</p> <p>He came in seventh on the show but won't let that stop him from dancing again.</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/CMa8bHPhC6y/?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/CMa8bHPhC6y/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank">A post shared by DancingAU (@dancingau)</a></p> </div> </blockquote> <p>"I'm thrilled to be returning to<span> </span><em>DWTS</em><span> </span>for this year's All Stars season," he tells<span> </span><a rel="noopener" href="https://www.nowtolove.com.au/reality-tv/dancing-with-the-stars/dancing-with-the-stars-jamie-durie-67042" target="_blank"><em>Woman's Day</em>.</a></p> <p>"It's been almost 14 years since I was last on the show, so I'm looking forward to dusting off my dancing shoes.</p> <p>"From the cast I've seen coming back again so far, I'm sure it's going to be a tough competition," he adds.</p> <p>Durie will be dancing alongside Fifi Box, Bec Hewitt, Tom Williams and wild card Schapelle Corby.</p> </div> </div> </div>

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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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