Edward Norton, Harrison Ford, Julia Roberts, Kevin Spacey, Penélope Cruz and Robert Redford have lent their unmistakable voices to inanimate entities – for a little passive aggressive human shaming – in a set of new videos by ConservationDotOrg via Natures Speaking :: Read the full article »»»»
The rumours surrounding Wonder Woman have been swishing around the Hollywood vine for almost a decade, everyone from Megan Fox to Olivia Munn to my fave, Angelina Jolie have been peddled as the new Linda Carter.
Rumours End NOW! Wonder Woman will debut in Batman vs Superman, and the star spangled babe is being played by Israeli born actress and model Gal Gadot. Ms Gadot’s other claims to fame are as 2004 Miss Universe contestant from Israel, she’s also starred in 3 Fast & Furious franchise films, including the latest Fast & Furious 6, she’s also had supporting roles in Knight & Day, and Date Night.
Warner Brothers Pictures confirmed yesterday that Gadot, 28, has been cast to play Diana Prince in director Zack Snyder’s upcoming Man of Steel follow-up. The as-yet-untitled movie, scheduled for release July 17, 2015, features Henry Cavill in his second stint as Superman and Ben Affleck, who’s making his debut as Bruce Wayne :: Read the full article »»»»
Australia is facing an election this year – September 14, Happy Birthday William! – The usual impartial media commentary on politics seems to have dissipated, and been replaced by very personalised opinion. Over the past 12 months Prime Minister Julia Gillard has been ravaged by media speculation on her leadership – that ravaging has now turned to outright disrespect – with The Age newspaper publishing an editorial ASKING an Australian PRIME MINISTER – Ms Gillard – to stand-aside, “for the good of the nation”.
The editorial preaches that the leadership debate is preventing Labor’s message on its future policies, its vision for Australia isn’t getting through. The newspaper’s move comes amid continued speculation about Labor’s leadership ahead of the final week of parliamentary sittings before the September 14 election. This – for me at least – raises the question, again, “Who’s Your Expert?” The media continues to sell this odd ideal that there is some rift within the Australian Labor Party, that a leadership challenge is just over the horizon. Fuelling the fire of instability, meanwhile failing dismally to broadcast any of the actual politics that our nations capital has going on, don’t even get me started on the lack of policy coverage.
So “…who is your expert?” I ask this question with the past 3 decades of social watching in mind. Through the 1990s and 2000s we seemed to get swallowed up by mindless celebrity, peaking at the start of the 2010s when celebrity for the sake of celebrity seemed to reign media supreme. Lilo, Paris Hilton and Kim Kardashian however, have nothing on my latest b_tch-session, throughout this period the intelligent juxtaposition was political commentary. Dissecting policy, comparing differences and summarizing what might be best for our nation. That’s now gone, replaced by the less than splendid practice of treating politicians like media hungry celebrities, rather than public servants with a specific agenda. Politicians haven’t changed an iota in the past 3 decades, journalists on the other-hand :: Read the full article »»»»
Boyfans, hold back those tears! One of our most favourite celebrities – Oscar-winning actress Angelina Jolie – has revealed she’s undergone a double mastectomy to reduce her apparently high risk of breast cancer.
Because of a ‘faulty’ gene, doctors had informed Ms Jolie she had an 87 per cent risk of breast cancer and a 50 per cent risk of ovarian cancer. Since having the operation, Ms Jolie, 37, says she has reduced her risk of developing breast cancer to less than 5 per cent.
In a New York Times opinion piece, the superstar, partner to Brad Pitt and mother of six, says she quietly finished three months of medical procedures on April 27. In light of Ms Jolie’s brave actions doctors are predicting an increase in the number of Australian women getting tests for breast cancer gene mutations :: Read the full article »»»»
While on a recent visit to a Rastafarian temple in Jamaica Snoop was apparently hit by a very puffy epiphany.
“I want to bury Dogg and become Snoop Lion,” the singer, wearing a Rasta knitted hat and dark glasses, said at a press conference on Monday.
Snoop said he went to Jamaica to get close to reggae legend Bob Marley’s roots. He said that while visiting a Rastafarian temple, “the high priest” told him his name was no longer Dogg.
“He looked me in my eyes and said, ‘No more. You are the light, you are the lion’,” Snoop told reporters. “As a forty year old man in the music industry… you know the artists call me Uncle Snoop, I gotta give them something, I’m a wise man in this industry” :: Read the full article »»»»
Authorities in the Czech Republic say they have have arrested an American rock singer in connection with the death of a fan at a concert in Prague in 2010. Randy Blythe of the Grammy-nominated heavy metal band Lamb of God has reportedly been accused of pushing a fan off the stage.
The 19-year-old fan hit the concrete floor and died of his injuries two weeks later. According to reports, the fan had repeatedly tried to climb onto the stage before allegedly being pushed by Mr Blythe and hitting the concrete floor. A post-mortem examination reportedly found that he had not been drunk or under the influence of drugs. He died 14 days later of his injuries, said Czech TV station TV Nova.
Blythe, 44, will reportedly be released on bail on Monday :: Read the full article »»»»