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Vanessa Amarosi in hospital after horse fall

Vanessa Amorosi has been taken to hospital after falling off a horse. The 30-year-old Australian singer and experienced equestrian, who is best known for songs such as 'Mr Mysterious' and 'Xx', was riding with friends at her Victoria property when the accident occurred. According to the Herald Sun, Amarosi's companions took her to hospital and she discharged herself 12 hours later. However, she began to feel unwell the next day and returned to the medical centre, where she was kept in for suspected internal injuries. The musician is now expected to spend the next week under observation and was forced to cancel her twilight concert at Melbourne Zoo on Saturday night (February 25). She told her fans: "I am (more)
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Australian 'X Factor' eliminates another hopeful

Australian 'X Factor' eliminates another hopeful
Audio Vixen have left The X Factor Australia. The group - which consists of siblings Ria, Christine and Ross Pirrelli and is mentored by judge Ronan Keating - were eliminated after singing Queen's 'Somebody to Love' in a head-to-head sing-off with Johnny Ruffo. Judges Keating, Natalie Bassingthwaighte, Mel B and Guy Sebastian's votes made it a tie, so a public vote determined that Audio Vixen would leave the show. Award-winning Australian singer Vanessa Amorosi gave a special performance of her latest single 'Amazing' at the live show, while Chris (more)
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Anthony Callea: 'I want to be a judge on The Voice'

Anthony Callea has revealed that he would "love" to be a judge on the Australian version of The Voice. The 28-year-old former Australian Idol contestant, who is best known for songs such as 'The Prayer' and 'Rain', is rumoured to be in the running as a mentor on the Nine Network reality singing show when it premieres this year. Callea told The Daily Telegraph: "Nothing's confirmed. I can't say much but it is something I would love to do." He added: "I want to see Vanessa Amorosi on the show [too] - Australia has never had a vocalist like her." Callea has been working on his latest album for the last 18 months and reportedly hopes to release it soon. His new material is said to be more of a dance genre than his (more)
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McFadden holds Usher, Bieber off Aussie No.1

McFadden holds Usher, Bieber off Aussie No.1
Brian McFadden has fended off competition from Usher and Justin Bieber to remain atop the Aria singles chart. His track 'Just Say So' - featuring, co-written and produced by Kevin Rudolf - notches up a third week at No.1. Usher leaps from eight to two with recent UK chart-topper 'Omg', while Justin Bieber jumps from ten to three with 'Baby'. The only new track in the top ten comes from Vanessa Amorosi, who climbs from 13 to six with 'Mr Mysterious' to rack up her sixth Aussie top ten hit. Notable new entries come from Ke$$ha, who bows at 25 with 'Your Love Is My Drug', and Florence and Dizzee, who land at 32 with their Brit Awards duet (more)
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Morning Brew: Wednesday, Dec. 2

Well, first off, welcome to the club, Meredith Baxter!

After being spotted on the Sweet Cruise by the National Enquirer (aka a lesbian who wanted to make some quick cash by taking some photos of her onboard), the former Family Ties star was quick to say she went on the cruise "for fun." But then, this morning, she told Matt Lauer on Today that she's a lesbian and she's happy. We'll have a blog post on this later, but I wanted to be the first to issue Meredith her membership card.

In some more gossipy-type news, Lindsay Lohan and ex Samantha Ronson were able to be in the same place (NYC club Butter) and it not end in tears or a tirade. In fact, Gatecrasher reports that they were able to talk civilly with the "help" of John Mayer. A partygoer noted that the two didn't leave together, but they stayed "past 3." Gosh,
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Black Eyed Peas land another Oz No.1

Black Eyed Peas land another Oz No.1
Black Eyed Peas have landed their third Australian number one of 2009 with 'Meet Me Halfway'. The Us hip-hop collective scored chart toppers with 'Boom Boom Pow' and 'I Gotta Feeling' earlier this year. Australian singer Vanessa Amorosi falls to two with 'This Is Who I Am', while Ke$$ha is the highest new entry at four with 'Tik Tok'. Elsewhere, La Roux climbs six places to fifth with 'Bulletproof', Jay Sean debuts at nine with 'Down' and the cast of Glee climb to ten with 'Halo/Walking On Sunshine'. The Top 10 singles (more)
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Amorosi spends second week at Oz No.1

Vanessa Amorosi has enjoyed a second week at number one on the Australian singles chart with 'This Is Who I Am'. The Australian singer holds off competition from Black Eyed Peas, who climb to two with 'Meet Me Halfway'. David Guetta and Akon fall to three with 'Sexy Bitch', while Guy Sebastian moves up to four with 'Like It Like That'. Meanwhile, Miley Cyrus enters the Top 10 at nine with 'Party In The USA' and Robbie Williams's comeback track 'Bodies' falls six spots to tenth. Elsewhere, Michael Buble's latest LP Crazy Love remains at number one on the albums chart for a second week. (more)
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Amorosi lands Australian number one

Singer Vanessa Amorosi has debuted at number one in the Aussie singles chart with 'This Is Who I Am'. The Australian knocks David Guetta and Akon off the top spot, ending the duo's second spell at the chart summit. Robbie Williams's comeback track 'Bodies' enters at four, while Britney Spears's new single '3' is the biggest climber, moving from 50 to seventh. Elsewhere, Michael Buble's latest LP Crazy Love debuts at number one on the albums chart. The Top 10 singles in full (click where possible for our reviews): 1. (-) Vanessa (more)
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