Tuesday, July 21. 2009
Continue reading "Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince"
Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince; the sixth film in the eight-part series, takes a turn as Voldemort tightens his grip on both the Muggle and wizarding worlds and
Hogwarts is no longer the safe haven it once was. Harry suspects that dangers may even lie within the castle, but Dumbledore is more intent upon preparing him for the final battle that he knows is fast approaching. Meanwhile, the students are under attack from a very different adversary as teenage hormones rage across the ramparts. Love is in the air, but tragedy lies ahead and Hogwarts may never be the same again.
Friday, June 26. 2009
Continue reading "Michael Jackson"
Although there are conflicting reports and no sources have been confirmed, at 5.30pm LA time on the 25th of June, Australia heard that Michael Jackson had died, at the age of 50. It has been reported by News websites that Jackson suffered a cardiac arrest at his home and paramedics were unable to revive him. CNN was told that a call to 911, from one of Jackson's staff was made from his home at 12.21pm. Michael Jackson has three children: Michael Joseph Jackson Jr., Paris Michael Katherine Jackson and Prince 'Blanket' Michael Jackson II. Michael is known as the King of Pop with 13 number one hits during his solo career.
Wednesday, June 10. 2009
Continue reading "Paparazzi Out of Control"
The paparazzi is out of control- when will the media stand up and take responsibility for the paparazzi's outrageous behaviour? We all look on in shock at how the paparazzi behave around celebrities to get photos, but do you ever stop and think why they go to such lengths? While celebrity photographs have always lined the pages of gossip magazines, photographs with 'celebrity behaving badly' are now worth from $100,000 to $1 million +. It's no wonder that the paparazzi have resorted to provoking celebrities into bad situations, where the celebrities are not only pushed to the limit but are put in dangerous bodily situations causing them to strike out in defense. But meanwhile- the paparazzi get their photo!
Wednesday, June 10. 2009
Do the media take it all too far? Television is our portal to visually seeing the world, but we are all subject to what they deem entertainment. The news no longer has merit as most of it is caused by the media, themselves, for entertainment and ultimately for ratings. Has 'entertaining' been taken out of context? Does it always have a negative connotation? My mother used to say "if you don't have anything nice to say... don't say anything".
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Friday, May 22. 2009
Continue reading "Gaming"
Recent studies have shown a change in who is playing games, woman are now challenging the typical gender stereotypes in regards to gaming, whilst taking on the typical male gamer! Females now make up 46% of the gaming market and many have suggested by the year 2012 the percentage will be equal for both genders. Girls have begun showing off their skills in the gaming world. No longer is the gaming world 'geeky' but actually FUN! With the introduction of Wii, Singstar, Facebook games, Lips and Scene It, gaming is becoming a social event for parties and friends. Ashley Jenkins proves that there is no typical gamer and gaming is for girls!
Wednesday, March 11. 2009
The female duo, The Harmonators have released their new single If Love Ain't Crazy and the radios cannot get enough of the single. This is the third single for the duo from their album Here and Now. The album is a contemporary country at its best, it has great guitar riffs mixed with richly beautiful vocals and natural harmonies. The Harmonators have been together for five years and the duo consists of Rae Moody and Liz Kinninmont who are continuing to raise the bar of success. The Harmonators are currently featured on the Top 40 Country Music Chart with the video for their previous single Tomorrow Never Knows which was written by Felicity Urquhart and Sam Hawksley.
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Friday, October 31. 2008
P!nk, real name Alecia Beth Moore, born September 8th 1979, has taken Australia by storm, wowing the world over her last ten years of being in the music industry. P!nk was born in Doylestown, Pennsylvania, her music interests came from her father who was a Vietnam veteran who played the guitar an sang for her, from and early age. Although some of her lyrics are fun and outstanding, other are very deep and dark and speak of the bad experiences she has had. P!nk's last tour was a sell out and she has already had to release more shows for her next tour due to popularity. Her rock-super-star image stands her apart from the mainstream music image and so does her challenging, fun and edgy dance-pop-rock music.
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Wednesday, October 29. 2008
Katy Perry has become a household name after her hit 'I Kissed A Girl' hit charts in more than 20 countries worldwide, such as Australia, US, UK, Canada and Ireland. Katy Perry was born Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson on October the 25th, 1984 to two pastors in Santa Barbara. Katy was brought up listening and singing gospel music in church. Katy was saved when she found a Queen album and states them as one of her biggest influences. Katy changed her last name to her mother maiden name when she moved to Los Angeles as Katy Hudson sounded too similar to Kate Hudson.
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Friday, October 17. 2008
We all have watched Walt Disney Classics growing up, but did we ever stop to think about the key values they were teaching us? NO! Of course not! We watched the movies as the princess waiting to be rescued by our prince. What we didn't realise was that whilst we pretended to be the princess; the princess was being a kind and caring role model for us. A Disney Princess taught girls the importance of inner and outer beauty which they now know and use today.
Sleeping Beauty was first produced as an animated feature in 1959 by Walt Disney, now in 2008, Walt Disney is releasing Sleeping Beauty 50th Anniversary Platinum Edition. Available from October 15th on DVD and November 26th on High Definition Blu-Ray.
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Tuesday, October 14. 2008
Zac Efron, Vanessa Hudgens and Ashley Tisdale will next month send young fans into a frenzy at the Sydney and Melbourne premieres of High School Musical 3: Senior Year. Director Kenny Ortega will join the trio on the red carpet in Sydney on November 10, followed by Melbourne on November 12. The Australian High School Musical live stage show will open at Sydney's Capitol Theatre on December 20, followed by dates in Adelaide, Perth, Hobart, Canberra, Newcastle, Brisbane and Melbourne.
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Thursday, August 28. 2008
‘So You Think You Can Dance’ is the Australian version of the American reality dance-off series. The competition has showcased many young and talented dancers. But one dancer that stands out by far, that we have all grown to love is a young female street dancer and hip-hop performer called Demi Sorono. Passion, focus and determination are only a few of the strengths that Demi Sorono has shown throughout the, ‘So You Think You Can Dance’ series. Demi fell in love with Hip Hop and break-dancing after watching Run DMC's music video clip, remix ‘It's Like That', featuring b-boy superstar, AsiaOne.
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Friday, August 15. 2008
An Australian Director Takes Aim at Two Legendary American Athletes By Daniel Williams. Saluteis a journey back to the 1960's and beyond, to examine what has now become one of the most famous Olympic moments in history. Matt Norman is the writer-director of Salute, a documentary about the historic events of that October evening in 1968. He’s also the nephew of the late Peter Norman, the 200-m silver-medalist who stood on the dais with Smith and Carlos.It has an exclusive insight into the drama that was the Mexico Olympics, as well as the drama that followed in the lives of all three men on that dais.
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Wednesday, July 30. 2008
Isabel Lucus is not only a beautiful young actress but is a ambassador to many non-profit organizations. We all know Isabel as Tasha from Home and Away but soon the young and aspiring actress will be hitting movie cinemas all over the world. Isabell Lucus will be starring in Transformers: Revenge of the fallen, which due for release on June 26, 2009. It is the sequel to the 2007 film Transformers, which was the first live action Transformers film. She will be working along side Shia Labeouf. Isabel plays Alice, a new character who goes to Sam's college.
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Thursday, July 24. 2008
It's here, it's happening and you can be part of it - the 2008 Rock Eisteddfod Challenge® and J Rock™. Nearly 30,000 primary and high school students from across Australia will be hitting the stage in 2008 to perform in dance, drama and design spectaculars - all in the name of promoting healthy lifestyle choices. The 2008 Rock Eisteddfod Challenge® and J Rock™ events will be taking place between 14 -15 August at the Perth Convention Exhibition Center from 6:30pm. There is a huge variety of themed performances chosen, produced and performed by young people - anything and everything from Reality TV, modern takes on traditional fairy tales and theatrical faves. REC HQ don't influence these choices they reflect the issues, trends and interests of the 21st Century generation.
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Monday, July 7. 2008
Australia has given birth to many talented and now famous musician. Our music industry is constantly growing and expanding to International audiences. It is a very hard industry to get recognition in but with hard work, passion and determination there is only room for nothing but success. One person who shows these attributes in her life and music is a young female performer named DVS. Not only will this girl from Melbourne put our country on the map but she will one day take the world by storm. DVS also name dee has been performing around Melbourne since the age of 14. Dee was raised in Melbourne and is where she resides today. This stunning young performer is Italian/Hungarian.
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