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18 items from 2012


Why Is British Music Going Down A Storm Down Under?

30 August 2012 8:05 AM, PDT | Huffington Post | See recent Huffington Post news »

While the British teen market singlehandedly keeps Neighbours on the map long after many of its homegrown viewers abandoned the Aussie soap, it seems that this trade in entertainment culture is not all one-way.

The Independent reports that British music – by which, inevitably, I mean pop and sort-of rock – is doing so well Down Under that the British Phonographic Industry is organising a trade mission to those shores, banking on the fact that the 22% of the Australian music currently belonging to UK artists can be exploited and increased. (Read more here...)

Adele is one of the British artists to enjoy equal success in Australia

So why is British music doing so well in this far-off land? As of recent times, a lot of credit must go to those two pop bookends Adele and One Direction, with Adele’s 21 album going 13-times platinum in Australia, and the cherubic quintet stopping traffic »

- Caroline Frost

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5 Impressively Nasty Comments Elton John Made About Madonna This Weekend

6 August 2012 8:25 AM, PDT | TheFabLife - Movies | See recent TheFabLife - Movies news »

There’s only one diva big enough to publicly take on Madonna, and Elton John really went for the protruding jugular while discussing the Mdma singer during an interview with Australia’s Sunday Night host Molly Meldrum yesterday. “If Madonna had had any common sense, she would have made a record like Ray Of Light, stayed away from the dance stuff and just been a great pop singer and make great pop records, which she does brilliantly,” he rants. The fact that is by far the nicest thing he has to say about Madge during the entire segment is pretty telling. Touching on everything from Madonna’s on-going tour problems to her beef with Lady Gaga, the “Yellow Brick Road” singer had a number of choice things to say about Madge, comments that the rest of us wouldn’t even mumble under our breath lest we want a stiletto heel slashing our faces. »

- Halle Kiefer

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'Madonna's Career Is Over'

6 August 2012 1:19 AM, PDT | Huffington Post | See recent Huffington Post news »

Sir Elton John is convinced Madonna's career will be over after her current tour.

The Material Girl is currently performing shows across the world as part of her Mdna tour and Sir Elton turned the air blue during an Australian TV interview when he jumped to the defence of Lady Gaga, his son Zachary's godmother, over claims the singer copied Madonna's music.

Elton John says Madonna's career is over

He tells music mogul Molly Meldrum on Australia's Sunday Night show, "Why is she such a nightmare? Sorry, her career is over. Her tour has been a disaster and it couldn't happen to a bigger c**t...

What would Madonna say?

"If Madonna had any common sense she would have made a record like Ray Of Light and stayed away from the dance stuff and just been a great pop singer and make great pop records, which she does brilliantly.

"But no, »

- WENN

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Fox Sports wins channel of the year at the Astra Awards

21 June 2012 6:04 PM, PDT | IF.com.au | See recent IF.com.au news »

Tim Winton.s cloudstreet and Selling Houses Australia Extreme were among the homegrown programs that did well at the Australian Subscription Television Awards last night in Sydney but Molly Meldrum stole the show when he presented Fox Sports with the award for channel of the year.

Showcase's cloudstreet won three awards, being for most outstanding drama, most oustanding performance by a female actor for Kerry Fox and best new talent for Lara Robinson. David Wenham was the third Australian actor recognised on the night: for his performance in TV1's Killing Time.

The Lifestyle Channel.s Selling Houses Australia Extreme was honoured in the section voted for by subscribers, winning the category for favourite local program and earning resident property expert Andrew Winter the crown for favourite male personality. Another Lifestyle personality, Donna Hay, was presented with the equivalent award for women.

The Amazing World of Gumball on the Cartoon Network »

- Sandy George

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Beyonce Fake Baby Bump? (Video) Crazy!

1 May 2012 7:11 AM, PDT | National Ledger | See recent National Ledger news »

"Is Beyonce wearing a fake baby bump?"  That is the headline question asked by the UK Daily Mail after a video showed Beyonce Knowles' belly collapse and fold as she sat down for an interview in 2011 in Australia. ABC News even got in on the act, calling it "Beyonce's Baby Bump Blooper." Crazy Talk... Beyonce was named People's 2012 Most Beautiful Woman and, while talking to the magazine, she opened up about the fake pregnancy rumors regarding her baby girl, Blue Ivy Carter, born Jan. 7. "That was crazy. It wasn't hurtful, it was just crazy," the 30-year-old mother told People. "[I thought] 'Where did they come up with this?'" They came up with it from the video. In October, the 30-year-old singer gave an interview to local TV personality Molly Meldrum and the YouTube video of the show was viewed about 4 million times. At one point - around the 57 second mark - »

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Molly Meldrum: 'I tried to break out of hospital after accident'

18 April 2012 10:38 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Molly Meldrum has said that he tried to escape from the Epworth Hospital following his serious accident. The entertainer spoke to Seven Network journalist Jennifer Kite in his first television interview since a life-threatening fall in December. Following a month at the Alfred Hospital in Melbourne, he was moved to the Epworth for further treatment. Meldrum, who jokingly compared the hospital to his "Alcatraz", said: "I thought, 'My God, what's happened here, who are all these people?' "I looked out of the window of the room I was in at the Epworth, and there was the McG all lit up and [the] Aami stadium. I thought, 'Oh my God, there's a game on!' So I started getting dressed, and a nurse came in and said, 'What are you doing, Mr Meldrum?' "I said, 'Well, I'm going to the footy, or whatever's going (more) »

- By Kate Goodacre

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Molly Meldrum writes about accident: 'My life changed forever'

17 April 2012 7:22 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Molly Meldrum has commented publicly about the impact of his life-threatening accident for the first time. The Australian entertainer and music critic fell from a ladder last December while hanging Christmas decorations at his Melbourne home and required swift surgery to treat serious head injuries. Meldrum was allowed to return home last month and has been undergoing a rehabilitation programme since leaving hospital. In an open letter published in the Herald Sun, he said that he feels lucky to be alive. Meldrum wrote: "My life changed forever when I fell off the roof on December 15 last year. I can't say my life flashed before my eyes, but I have had plenty of time to reflect in the past few weeks, and I realise just how lucky I am." (more) »

- By Kate Goodacre

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Hamish Blake wins Gold Logie as ABC is top network

15 April 2012 5:47 PM, PDT | Encore Magazine | See recent Encore Magazine news »

Nine comedian Hamish Blake has won the Gold Logie for Most Popular Personality at the 54th TV Week Logie Awards.

However, public broadcaster the ABC won the most awards, followed by Nine, Seven and Ten.

Blake pipped fellow nominees Adam Hills, Asher Keddie, Karl Stevanovic, Carrie Bickmore and Esther Anderson to the top gong.

Blake’s win was leaked online by The Herald Sun about an hour before the presentation of the Gold Logie and was a spoiler for the room. However Ten’s Breakfast reports Blake maintained he didn’t know before the announcement was made.

Across the networks, the ABC came out on top with six and a shared award – the shared coming from Asher Keddie’s Most Popular Actress win for her work in both the ABC’s Paper Giants: The Birth of Cleo and Ten’s Offspring.

The ABC also won the most outstanding drama series, »

- Colin Delaney

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Molly Meldrum to be honoured at Logie Awards?

27 March 2012 12:24 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Molly Meldrum will reportedly be honoured at this year's Logie Awards. The 66-year-old Australian television personality and musical entrepreneur sustained serious head injuries when he fell from a ladder at his home in December. According to the Herald Sun, Logie organisers will soon announce plans to induce Meldrum into the Logies Hall of Fame, but it is not yet known if he will be well enough to attend the ceremony. Meldrum was kept in intensive care over Christmas and New Year after undergoing a number of operations to treat his injuries. He was later moved to a rehabilitation centre in Epworth. He returned home for the first (more) »

- By Rebecca Davies

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Molly Meldrum returns home after near-fatal accident

1 March 2012 7:58 PM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Molly Meldrum has returned home for the first time since his near-fatal fall seven weeks ago. It is not yet known whether the Australian television and music personality, who sustained serious head injuries when he fell from a ladder at his Melbourne house in December, will make a full recovery. Molly's brother Brian told Aap that he feels reluctant to speculate about his sibling's health prospects, saying: "Why would you worry about something that hasn't happened?" "It's like trying to predict the winner of the Melbourne Cup. There's no outcome. You can't predict (more) »

- By Rebecca Davies

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Molly Meldrum thanks fans, friends for support after near-fatal fall

23 February 2012 8:44 PM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Molly Meldrum has thanked his friends, family and fans for their support while he has been recovering from a near-fatal accident. The 66-year-old Australian television personality was moved from intensive care to a rehabilitation centre last month, after sustaining serious head injuries when he fell from a ladder at his home in December. He said that he has missed work, his house and his beloved dog Ziggy very much. Meldrum told Aap: "Although I am not ready yet, I can't wait to go home, to look after Ziggy, to see my friends and to properly thank them, my family and the hundreds of people who sent their best wishes and love to me. "I have missed everybody, missed my work, missed having access to a phone and my laptop, but I know I can re-introduce these things gradually as I get better." Meldrum also thanked the Australian prime (more) »

- By Rebecca Davies

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Molly Meldrum's family to "celebrate" his birthday despite accident

26 January 2012 6:59 PM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Molly Meldrum's family have revealed that they will "celebrate" his birthday this weekend. The Australian entertainer, who is currently in Epworth Rehabilitation centre after falling off a ladder at his house before Christmas, will turn 66 on Sunday and his loved ones want to mark the special day because he nearly died in the accident. His brother Brian told the Herald Sun: "We will be celebrating that he is here to have a birthday because that fall was very close to being fatal." Since the December incident, Meldrum has undergone several rounds of surgery to repair a fractured (more) »

- By Rebecca Davies

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Recovering Molly Meldrum honoured at Australian Rolling Stone Awards

25 January 2012 7:07 PM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Molly Meldrum has been honoured at the Australian Rolling Stone Awards as he recovers from his recent fall. According to Aap, the entertainer, who is currently in a rehabilitation centre after falling at his house before Christmas, was named 'The Immortal' at the music ceremony last night. The 'Immortal' trophy is a lifetime achievement award presented to celebrate outstanding contribution to popular culture. Meldrum has undergone various surgeries to repair a fractured skull, brain swelling, a broken collarbone and ribs and a punctured lung. Doctors have predicted that his recovery will take a "considerable amount of time" because he is still very "confused". (more) »

- By Rebecca Davies

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Molly Meldrum will never be the same again, says brother

19 January 2012 8:47 PM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Molly Meldrum's brother has revealed that he will never be "the same" again. The 65-year-old Australian television personality, who had been in Melbourne's Alfred Hospital since a serious fall at his house before Christmas, has now been transferred by ambulance to private Epworth Rehabilitation Home. Brian Meldrum said in a statement published by The ABC: "As well as his physical recovery, doctors are carefully monitoring his post-traumatic amnesia and he continues to need minimum stimulation as part of that treatment. "He has a long rehabilitation road ahead of him, but we'll keep you informed of his progress and thank you again, from the bottom of our hearts, for your concern and love." Brian revealed on Seven Network breakfast show Sunrise: "It's a fluctuating thing, his spirits can (more) »

- By Rebecca Davies

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Molly Meldrum to leave hospital for "private rehabilitation"

12 January 2012 5:37 PM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Molly Meldrum's doctors have said that he will leave hospital within days. The 65-year-old Australian entertainer, who has undergone a number of operations after falling three metres from a ladder at his Richmond home before Christmas, is expected to be moved from Melbourne's Alfred Hospital to a rehabilitation clinic to continue his recovery. Meldrum's brother Brian told the Herald Sun: "They are starting to look at the time where he will go into private rehabilitation. They are really happy with his progress and that day is fast approaching. It's a step in the right direction and I am really pleased.'' The star sustained injuries including (more) »

- By Rebecca Davies

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Molly Meldrum's condition improves over weekend

8 January 2012 8:15 PM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Molly Meldrum's condition has improved over the weekend. The 65-year-old Australian television personality, who has undergone a number of operations after falling three metres from a ladder at his Richmond home before Christmas, is now breathing on his own and holding conversations with his family members. Meldrum's brother Brian revealed that there are no plans to move the star from the intensive care unit at Melbourne's Alfred Hospital, while his manager Mark Klemens said that there is a long way to go before he is back to his normal self. Klemens told The ABC: "Hopefully he will be removed from ICU at some stage. That will happen, we don't know when that will happen. So it is just a matter of rest and (more) »

- By Rebecca Davies

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Molly Meldrum recovery will take "considerable amount of time"

4 January 2012 7:36 PM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Molly Meldrum's family have revealed that his recovery will take "a considerable amount of time". The 65-year-old Australian television entertainer - who has undergone a number of operations after falling three metres from a ladder at his Richmond home before Christmas - remains in intensive care but has now been taken off a ventilator. Meldrum's manager Mark Klemens told Aap: "He is still in ICU," adding that doctors will decide later whether he can be removed from the unit. His brother Brian also said: "He's recovered well from [his spinal] operation. He's progressing pretty well." Molly received a major head injury in the December 15 fall and is still suffering from short-term memory loss. Brian added: "At the moment (more) »

- By Rebecca Davies

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Molly Meldrum recovering after spinal surgery

2 January 2012 9:01 PM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Molly Meldrum may be well enough to leave intensive care next week, according to his family. The Australian entertainer and music mogul is currently recovering from serious injuries sustained in a fall at his home last month. He is recovering from an operation on several fractured vertebrae which took place on Sunday (January 1). Meldrum's brother Brian told The ABC: "It's depending on progress, but they seem to think that perhaps this time next week there would be some chance of him coming out of the ICU and going up to a trauma ward. "I fully expect that he will continue to make steps forward, but it is a really (more) »

- By Kate Goodacre

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