Friday, 16 December 2011

Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows To Premiere At Bondi Junction, Sydney - Tuesday



The Sydney premiere of this summer’s blockbuster SHERLOCK HOLMES: A GAME OF SHADOWS, will take place at Event Cinemas, Bondi Junction on Tuesday night. Guests will attend a private cocktail reception in the Set Bar before the screening of Guy Ritchie’s sequel to his 2009 smash hit.

The special guests will start arriving at 6pm and the movie kicks off at 7pm.

Event Cinemas at Westfield Bondi Junction gets the bragging rights again.

Guest expected to do the red carpet include Kerri-Anne Kennerley, Jayson Brunsdon, Layne Beachley and Kirk Pengilly, Sophie Lowe, Salvatore Coco, Charli Robinson, Kate Waterhouse, Jonathon Coleman, Lizzy Lovette, Marc Fennell, Tammy MacIntosh and Andrew Lees.

The Movie Plot...

Sherlock Holmes and his sidekick Dr. Watson join forces to outwit and bring down their fiercest adversary, Professor Moriarty.

Director: Guy Ritchie

Writers: Kieran Mulroney, Michele Mulroney

Actors: Robert Downey, Jr, Jude Law, Noomi Rapace, Jared Harris, Stephen Fry, Rachel McAdams, Eddie Marsan

Producers: Gary Goetzman, Joel Silver

Websites

Sherlock Holmes 2 official website

Village Roadshow Australia

Event Cinemas

WarnerBros.com

Music News Australia

Media Man News

British rockers BUSH - Presented by Soundwave Touring

The headline from a recent Billboard article says it all: “Like They Never Left.”

Legendary British rockers BUSH, fronted by charismatic lead singer Gavin Rossdale had more success in their first half dozen years of their career than most bands do in a lifetime. Forging a sound that would go on to characterize an entire decade releasing some of the most successful rock albums that redefined a generation.

BUSH now return with their first album in over a decade ‘The Sea Of Memories’ which is drenched in the bands trademark intensity combined with Rossdale’s emotive vocals propelling the band to compelling new directions. With a new sharply driven focus BUSH will be performing 2 intimate shows on the back of their appearances at Soundwave 2012.

Since their inception STAIND have found ways to make darkness beautiful, wrapping shards of melody into a distorted hum. Along the way the band forged a melodic musical maelstrom that served as a solace to legion of fans throughout the globe. Selling over 15 million albums and a host of number one singles throughout their storied career reshaped a genre they helped pioneer.

Diving into bleaker recesses than ever before on their seventh self titled album, STAIND surface with their heaviest offering to date. A collection of chaotically melodic songs that “is a crushing tour de force” - Revolver Magazine.

Touted as the next big thing in rock CHERRI BOMB have been making waves since their inception. Fresh from supporting Foo Fighters and playing major European festivals Sonisphere, Reading, Leeds all on the back of their debut EP ‘Stark’, (and still in their teens) CHERRI BOMB are destined for great things.


TICKETS ON SALE THURSDAY 22ND DECEMBER 9AM AEST

MONDAY 27TH FEBRUARY SYDNEY, ENMORE THEATRE- LIC/AA

            THURSDAY 1ST MARCH MELBOURNE, THE PALACE 18+

Presented by Soundwave Touring

Battle of the Smashers II At Drummoyne Oval On 18th December 2011



Join NRL stars Robbie Farah, Chris Lawrence, Chris Heighington, Paul Gallen, Nathan Hindmarsh, NSW Origin coach Ricky Stuart, NRL boss David Gallop, league legends Paul Sironen, Brad Clyde, Hazem El Masri and Aussie football great Mark Bosnich in the Waugh Zone.

Entry is by donation and all funds will assist The Steve Waugh Foundation to provide children suffering from rare diseases with a fighting chance and ‘somewhere to turn’.

The champion NSW Breakers start the action-packed day by playing Queensland in cricket’s answer to State of Origin. This Twenty20 game features some of Australia’s best female cricketers, including superstar Ellyse Perry who has represented her nation in soccer and cricket.

There’s something for everyone!

• Celebrities and sporting champions
• A world class athletics event
• Autograph booths and photo opportunities with celebrities
• A free kids coaching clinic hosted by the Sydney Cricket Club
• Native animal display
• Santa, face painting, music and much, much more.

Other ways you can get involved in this great community event include:

• Corporate sponsorship
• Join the 12th Man Club and for $500 be part of a team
• Twenty20 team fundraising - put in $20 yourself and get 20 friends to join in and donate to the Foundation
• Make a personal donation to the Foundation.


Game I: 9.30am-1pm
NSW Breakers v Queensland Fire

Game II: 2-6pm
Canada Bay Exiles v Waugh’s Warriors


Steve Waugh’s Warriors XVI

Steve Waugh (c) (Australian cricket great)
Ricky Stuart (vc) (NSW Origin coach)
Paul Gallen (Cronulla Sharks)
Nathan Hindmarsh (Parramatta Eels)
Michael Crocker (South Sydney)
Brad Clyde (Canberra Raiders great)
Anthony Minichiello (Sydney Roosters)
Tim Mannah (Parramatta Eels)
Johnny Mannah (Parramatta Eels)
Steve Mortimer (Canterbury great)
Gavin Robertson (ex-Test cricketer)
Bill Harrigan (NRL referees)
Troy Waters (Hall of Fame boxer)
David Kelly (Sydney Cricket Club)
Bill Woods (Channel 10)

Canada Bay Exiles XVI

Dominic Thornely (c) (Sydney Sixers)
Robbie Farah (vc) (Wests Tigers)
Chris Lawrence (Wests Tigers)
Chris Heighington (Wests Tigers)
Todd Payten (Wests Tigers)
Aaron Woods (Wests Tigers)
Paul Sironen (Balmain legend)
Hazem El Masri (Bulldogs legend)
Daniel Mortimer (Sydney Roosters)
David Gallop (NRL Chief Executive)
Bill Young (Wallabies)
Mark Bosnich (Socceroos)
Daniel Smith (Sydney Thunder)
Daniel Lane (The Sun-Herald)
Angelo Tsirekas (Mayor of Canada Bay)
Neil Cadigan (Media)

“I’m proud the City of Canada Bay is supporting The Steve Waugh Foundation through the Battle of the Smashers II and I would encourage for everyone to come along and support a great family day out. Steve Waugh’s Foundation offers children affected by a rare disease hope and comfort.” Angelo Tsirekas, Mayor of the City of Canada Bay

“I believe you’re only as good as the team around you. Thanks to everyone involved and who comes along to the Battle of the Smashers to support us. I’m looking forward to a fun day out with a team of good mates and sporting champions playing for kids and families affected by rare diseases. Always 100.” Australian cricket great Steve Waugh AO

“Steve Waugh was described in the media as “heroic” for the courage he displayed as a cricketer, but nothing matched what he’s achieved through his Foundation. Waugh has provided hope and compassion to families who, before his intervention, may’ve feared no-one cared about their child’s plight.” Sun-Herald sports journalist Daniel Lane, managing director of BombsAway Productions

“As one of the teams he played against, Sydney Cricket Club is happy to support Steve Waugh and his magnificent Foundation. Come to Drummoyne on December 18th and help him make a difference to a sick child’s life. We’re grateful for the opportunity to co-host such a wonderful event. Sydney Cricket Club’s General Manager, David Kelly

Websites

City of Canada Bay

Steve Waugh Foundation Australia

Music News Australia

Eva Rinaldi Photography

Eva Rinaldi Photography Flickr

Splash News

Media Man News

AMY MEREDITH unveils ‘Pick Up Your Tricks’ video


                                            http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q_0w__istRo

AMY MEREDITH unveils ‘Pick Up Your Tricks’ video
New single ‘Pick Up Your Tricks’ on sale & at radio now!
Amy Meredith are thrilled to unveil the video for their brand new single ‘Pick Up Your Tricks’. Shot in Sydney’s Surry Hills last month, the video features two rival crews of school kids led by ‘Amy’ and ‘Meredith’, running an underground Blue Babies cartel in and around their school. Enlisting the talents of young Sydney-based director Benn Jae, the video draws viewers into an engaging narrative and band performance.
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q_0w__istRo
Having recently inked an international management deal with Vector Management, and fresh from an October East Coast run of shows with global superstars Good Charlotte, the Sydney five-piece are on a roll both in Australia and in the US. Vector Management, whose roster includes Kings Of Leon and Ke$ha among others, will work towards breaking the band in the American market and around the world in 2012.

Amy Meredith’s new tune ‘Pick Up Your Tricks’ showcases a new direction for the band; it’s a hook-heavy, synth-inspired pumping summer tune that was produced by Matt Hales (Aqualung) and mixed by Rich Costey (Foster The People).

An online campaign featuring the likes of Danny Clayton, Maude Garrett and Tyler Atkins is building hits day on day; It’s a call to action for Amy Meredith fans, encouraging them to get involved and ‘Pick Up Your Tricks’. Check it out at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nRTgOVGsSZE&feature=youtube_gdata_player.

The band are heading back to LA in January to finish the album with Tim Pagnotta, who most recently co-wrote and produced the forthcoming Neon Trees record. Amy Meredith’s as yet untitled record will be released in May 2012.
 
-      The new single PICK UP YOUR TRICKS is out NOW  -
http://www.amymeredith.com/
www.facebook.com/amymeredithmusic
 
For further information, please contact:

Nicole Hart, revolutions per minute PR
nicole@revolutions.com.au or 0418 324 312

Nicole Stringer, revolutions per minute PR
nicole.stringer@revolutions.com.au or 0412 317 582

Radio & TV enquiries:
Frank Varrasso, Varrasso PR
frank@varrassopr.com or 0407 411 161

Management:
Matt Emsell, Wonder Management
matt@wondermgmt.com or 0420 825 300

Booking agent:
Brett Murrihy at Artist Voice
brett@artistvoice.com.au
 

Paramount Pictures AND COKE ZERO Present THE “MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE—GHOST PROTOCOL” LIVE MOVIE PREMIERE EVENT Featuring A LIVE PERFORMANCE by TiËsto


Paramount Pictures AND COKE ZERO Present THE “MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE—GHOST PROTOCOL” LIVE MOVIE PREMIERE EVENT Featuring A LIVE PERFORMANCE by TiËsto
FROM RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL

Fans Across the Globe Can Tune In Online to Experience the Red Carpet Firsthand

December 13, 2011: Paramount Pictures and Coke Zero announced today they will team up to present the live MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE—GHOST PROTOCOL movie premiere in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on December 14th. The live red carpet event will air online beginning at 7:00 p.m. BRST/ 4:00 p.m. EST / 1:00 p.m. PST and will feature a live performance by Grammy®-nominated DJ & Producer Tiësto, who will unveil his brand new re-mix of the famed Mission: Impossible theme song, written by Lalo Schifren, for the first time ever. This special red carpet event will be streamed free at CokeZero.com/Mission, MissionImpossible.com, Livestream.com/MissionImpossible, http://www.facebook.com/tiesto and Coke Zero on Facebook. 

The film’s star and producer Tom Cruise, co-star Paula Patton, director Brad Bird and other special celebrity guests will be on-hand in Rio for live interviews with hosts Quddus and Carla Lamarca. As part of this special live-stream, Coke Zero, Tiësto and MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE—GHOST PROTOCOL fans will be able to ask cast members questions directly from the Livestream chat. In addition, fans will have the opportunity to experience highlights from the multi-city global tour the cast and filmmakers have completed, including stops in Japan, Korea, India, Dubai, France, Germany, Spain, Australia, Russia and Italy.

The 'Mission' movies have an immense worldwide fan base,” commented LeeAnne Stables, Paramount’s Executive Vice President of Worldwide Marketing Partnerships. “And bringing brand leader Coke Zero and a live performance by internationally renowned DJ & Producer Tiësto together to celebrate the release of this next installment in the hit 'Mission' franchise couldn’t make for a more exciting global event.
“The theme song to MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE is so recognizable and immediately ignites an emotion. We’re so excited to see how Tiësto will make it his own,” said Chip York, Worldwide Entertainment Marketing Director, The Coca-Cola Company.  “The energy at the Rio premiere and the Livestream of the event will ‘Make it Possible’ for fans to experience something unique and special, as Coke Zero celebrates our partnership with the next installment of the movie franchise.”
MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE—GHOST PROTOCOL is directed by Brad Bird, written by Josh Appelbaum & André Nemec and is produced by Tom Cruise, J.J. Abrams and Bryan Burk. Blamed for the terrorist bombing of the Kremlin, IMF operative Ethan Hunt is disavowed along with the rest of the agency when the President initiates “Ghost Protocol.”  Left without any resources or backup, Ethan must find a way to clear his agency’s name and prevent another attack. To complicate matters further, Ethan is forced to embark on this mission with a team of fellow IMF fugitives whose personal motives he does not fully know.
MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE – GHOST PROTOCOL opens in IMAX and other select locations beginning Wednesday, December 14th and nationwide on December 15th 2011.

For more information, visit http://www.MissionImpossible.com
Follow Mission: Impossible on Twitter at www.Twitter.com/GhostProtocol

To share this event with your friends, use the attached embed code:
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About Paramount Pictures Corporation
Paramount Pictures Corporation (PPC), a global producer and distributor of filmed entertainment, is a unit of Viacom (NASDAQ: VIA, VIAB), a leading content company with prominent and respected film, television and digital entertainment brands. Paramount controls a collection of some of the most powerful brands in filmed entertainment, including Paramount Pictures, Paramount Animation, Paramount Vantage, Paramount Classics, Insurge Pictures, MTV Films, and Nickelodeon Movies. PPC operations also include Paramount Famous Productions, Paramount Home Media Distribution, Paramount Pictures International, Paramount Licensing Inc., and Paramount Studio Group.

The Coca-Cola Company
The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE: KO) is the world's largest beverage company, refreshing consumers with more than 500 sparkling and still brands. Led by
Coca-Cola, the world's most valuable brand, our Company’s portfolio features 15 billion dollar brands including Diet Coke, Fanta, Sprite, Coca-Cola Zero, vitaminwater, Powerade, Minute Maid, Simply, Georgia and Del Valle. Globally, we are the No. 1 provider of sparkling beverages, ready-to-drink coffees, and juices and juice drinks. Through the world's largest beverage distribution system, consumers in more than 200 countries enjoy our beverages at a rate of 1.7 billion servings a day. With an enduring commitment to building sustainable communities, our Company is focused on initiatives that reduce our environmental footprint, support active, healthy living, create a safe, inclusive work environment for our associates, and enhance the economic development of the communities where we operate. Together with our bottling partners, we rank among the world’s top 10 private employers with more than 700,000 system employees. For more information, please visit
www.thecoca-colacompany.com or follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/CocaColaCo.
About Tiësto
Tiësto, a.k.a. Tijs Verwest, is a performer who’s transcended musical genres to create a global “Tiësto brand.” His achievements include a Grammy® nomination, numerous MTV awards, performing at the opening ceremony of the 2004 Athens Olympic Games, and even a wax statue at Madame Tussauds. With over 10 million followers on Facebook and over 270 million hits on YouTube, Tiësto has truly become a universal phenomenon.
Recently voted ‘The Greatest DJ Of All Time’ in a poll conducted by leading dance music publication Mixmag, Tiësto has worked with artists as diverse as Nelly Furtado, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Goldfrapp, Jónsi from Sigur Rós, Diplo, and Busta Rhymes. When he’s not collaborating with the world’s most respected artists he’s jet setting his way around the globe playing sold out shows to his adoring fans. His 2010 “Kaleidoscope World Tour” spanned more than 15 months and 175 dates across six continents playing to over 1,000,000 people. The hugely successful tour was recognized by Billboard Magazine who nominated Tiësto for two 2010 Billboard Touring Awards and placed him among Billboard’s Top 25 biggest grossing touring acts of 2010.

Media Contacts
Paramount Pictures Australia
Brooke Wilkins
+61 2 9264 7444

For The Coca-Cola Company
Judith Snyder   
+1 (404) 676 3584

Heather Krug
+1 (310) 854-8156



Great Summer Holiday Fun - Live On Stage!


Kids Get Ready To Rock N Roll! Touring 28 December 2011 to 6 February 2012

Aussie kids are preparing to experience their first LIVE music concert! Mickey Mouse and his band of friends, Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck and Goofy, will perform in the musical extravaganza Disney Live! Mickey’s Music Festival these summer holidays.

Kids can dance, sing, play air-guitar and laugh with Disney’s favourite characters as popular hits are remixed to the hottest sounds of today featuring hip hop, pop, swing, reggae, rock, country and much more! Joined by Disney favourites, Aladdin, The Little Mermaid, and Disney/Pixar’s Toy Story, this fun-filled concert experience will entertain the whole family. The line up of performers - including, Mickey, Minnie, Donald and Goofy, Ariel, Sebastian and Ursula; Jasmine, Aladdin and Genie, Woody, Buzz and Jessie – are among more than 25 Disney stars who feature in this jam session! 

Come and join them at Disney Live! Mickey’s Music Festival for a lively concert experience guaranteed to deliver enough rockin’ memories to last a lifetime.  

TOUR DATES & TICKET INFORMATION:

PERTH             Dec 28-30   Riverside Theatre, Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre - Ticketek
GOLD COAST Jan 6-7     Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre - Ticketek
BRISBANE   Jan 9-10    Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre - Ticketek
SYDNEY         Jan 12-15   Sydney Entertainment Centre - Ticketmaster
NEWCASTLE  Jan 17-18   Newcastle Entertainment Centre - Ticketek
WOLLONGONG Jan 21      WIN Entertainment Centre - Ticketek
ADELAIDE   Jan 23-24   Adelaide Entertainment Centre - Ticketek
MELBOURNE  Jan 26-29   The Plenary, Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre - Ticketmaster
LAUNCESTON Feb 1-2     Silverdrome – Silverdrome 
HOBART         Feb 4-6     Derwent Entertainment Centre - Ticketmaster

Tickets On Sale Now
A Reserve: $36.50 (*family ticket $135)
B Reserve: $29.50 (*family ticket $105) 
*Admits any configuration of four people

For more information and to purchase tickets to Disney Live! Mickey’s Music Festival visit http://www.disneylive.com.au/ 

About Feld Entertainment 
Feld Entertainment is the worldwide leader in producing and presenting live touring family entertainment experiences that lift the human spirit and create indelible memories, with 30 million people in attendance at its shows each year. Feld Entertainment's productions have appeared in more than 70 countries on six continents and include Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey®, Feld Motor Sports, Disney On Ice and Disney Live!

Websites

Disney Live

Feld Entertainment

Double Edge PR

Music News Australia

Eva Rinaldi Photography

Eva Rinaldi Photography Flickr

Splash News






Bono turns 52

Bono turns 52

Irish musician Paul Hewson, better known as 'Bono', celebrates his 52nd birthday today. The U2 frontman was born in County Dublin in 1960.
Date: Thursday, May 10, 2012
Website: http://www.u2.com/
Bono is an Irish singer and humanitarian who is best known as the vocalist of Dublin-based rock band, U2. The rocker has been nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize for his activism and work to erase poverty and world hunger and was also granted an honorary knighthood by Queen Elizabeth II.

Chris Brown turns 23

Chris Brown turns 23

American R&B singer and dancer Chris Brown celebrates his 23rd birthday today. Brown was born in Virginia in 1989.
Date: Saturday, May 05, 2012
Website: http://www.chrisbrownworld.com/
Chris Brown became famous in late 2005 with the release of his self titled debut album at the mere age of 16. Brown is most well known for singles Run It!, Kiss Kiss, With You and Forever.

Susan Boyle turns 51

Susan Boyle turns 51

Eccentric Scottish singer Susan Boyle celebrates her 51st birthday today. Boyle was born in Blackburn in 1961.
Date: Sunday, April 01, 2012
Website: http://www.susanboylemusic.com/
Susan Boyle came to international attention in 2009 when she performed I Dreamed a Dream from Les Miserables on the reality television program Britain's Got Talent. Boyle released her debut album I Dreamed a Dream later that year and it shot to number one on charts around the world.

Celine Dion turns 44

Celine Dion turns 44

French-Canadian singer-songwriter Celine Dion celebrates her 44th birthday today. Dion was born in Quebec in 1968.
Date: Friday, March 30, 2012
Website: http://www.celinedion.com/
Celine Dion is the best-selling Canadian artist of all time and the second-best selling female artist in the United States. She has sold over 200 million albums worldwide and is best known for singles such as The Power of Love, Because You Loved Me, It's All Coming Back to Me, I Want You to Need Me, I Drove All Night and of course, Titanic anthem My Heart Will Go On.

Rupert Murdoch turns 81

Australian-American media mogul Rupert Murdoch celebrates his 81st birthday today. Murdoch was born in Melbourne in 1931.
Rupert Murdoch turns 81
Date: Sunday, March 11, 2012
Rupert Murdoch is the founder, chairman and chief executive officer of News Corporation, the third-largest media conglomerate in the world. Worth over US$6.2 billion, Murdoch is the 13th most powerful person in the world.

Justin Bieber turns 18

Justin Bieber turns 18

Canadian singing sensation Justin Bieber celebrates his 18th birthday today. The teen heart-throb was born in Ontario in 1994.
Date: Thursday, March 01, 2012
Website: http://www.justinbiebermusic.com/
Justin Bieber took the world by storm in 2009 when the teenage phenomenon was discovered on YouTube and later signed by R&B superstar Usher. The multi-award winning pop singer has since released several smash hit singles, including One Time, One Less Lonely Girl, Baby, Somebody to Love and U Smile.

Ke$ha turns 25

Ke$ha turns 25

American pop singer Kesha Sebert (better known as Ke$ha) celebrates her 25th birthday today. Sebert was born in Los Angeles in 1987.
Date: Thursday, March 01, 2012
Website: http://www.keshasparty.com/
Ke$ha started her career writing songs and singing background vocals for other artists before getting her big break singing on Flo Rida's number one single, Right Round. Now an artist in her own right, Ke$ha is responsible for huge hits like Tik Tok, Blah Blah Blah, Your Love Is My Drug, Take It Off and We R Who We R.

Rihanna turns 24

Rihanna turns 24

Barbadian award-winning pop star Robyn 'Rihanna' Fenty celebrates her 24th birthday today. Rihanna was born in Barbados in 1988.
Date: Monday, February 20, 2012
Website: rihannanow.com
Rihanna is a multi award-winning R&B singer-songwriter who is one of the most prevalent pop stars on the planet. Throughout her short career, Rihanna has released five studio albums, 30 singles and 25 music videos and is best known for huge hits like Umbrella, Don't Stop the Music, Only Girl (In the World) and Rude Boy.

Yoko Ono turns 79

Japanese artist, activist and musician Yoko Ono celebrates her 79th birthday today. Ono was born in Tokyo in 1933.
Yoko Ono turns 79
Date: Saturday, February 18, 2012
Website: http://www.yoko-ono.com/
Yoko Ono is internationally famous for her marriage to The Beatles member John Lennon.

Paris Hilton turns 31

Paris Hilton turns 31

American socialite and heiress to the Hilton Hotel fortune, Paris Hilton, celebrates her 31st birthday today. Hilton was born in New York City in 1981.
Date: Friday, February 17, 2012
Paris Hilton is the great-granddaughter of Conrad Hilton, founder of the international Hilton Hotel chain. Hilton is best known for being a socialite and notorious party animal, who has tried her hand at singing, acting and designing during her short lifetime.

Robbie Williams turns 38

Robbie Williams turns 38

English heart-throb Robbie Williams celebrates his 38th birthday today. Williams was born in Staffordshire in 1974.
Date: Monday, February 13, 2012
Website: http://www.robbiewilliams.com/
Robbie Williams' career began as the youngest member of boy-band Take That before he launched his hugely successful solo project in 1995. Williams is now the best-selling British solo artist in the United Kingdom, having sold more than 55 million records throughout his career. He is best known for songs such as Angels, Let Me Entertain You, Millennium, Rock DJ, Better Man, Come Undone, Tripping and Bodies.

Taylor Lautner turns 20

Taylor Lautner turns 20
American actor Taylor Lautner celebrates his 20th birthday today. Lautner was born in Michigan in 1992.
Date: Saturday, February 11, 2012
Taylor Lautner is probably best known as the character Jacob Black from the huge Twilight film series, however he has also starred in films such as Cheaper by the Dozen 2, The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl in 3-D and Valentine's Day.

Jennifer Aniston turns 43

Jennifer Aniston turns 43

American actress Jennifer Aniston celebrates her 43rd birthday today. Aniston was born in Los Angeles in 1969.
Date: Saturday, February 11, 2012
Jennifer Aniston is an award-winning actress who is best known as the character Rachel Green from television series Friends. Aniston has also starred in many successful films, including Along Came Polly, The Break-Up, Marley & Me and He's Just Not That Into You.

Lisa Marie Presley turns 44

Lisa Marie Presley turns 44

The only child of singer Elvis Presley, Lisa Marie Presley, celebrates her 44th birthday today. Presley was born in Tennessee in 1968.
Date: Wednesday, February 01, 2012
Lisa Marie Presley has released two studio albums throughout her career, all of which have performed relatively well on the international charts. However, Presley's romantic relationships are what have gained her more publicity, as she has dated Michael Jackson, Nicholas Cage, John Oszajca and Danny Keough.

Justin Timberlake turns 31

Justin Timberlake turns 31

American pop-singer and actor Justin Timberlake celebrates his 31st birthday today. Timberlake was born in Tennessee in 1981.
Date: Tuesday, January 31, 2012
Website: http://www.justintimberlake.com/
The former Mickey Mouse Club child star became a pop music poster boy after becoming famous in the late 1990s with boy band 'N Sync. Timberlake broke off to do his own thing in 2002 and has since sold over 20 million records worldwide thanks to huge singles like SexyBack, Cry Me a River, Rock Your Body,What Goes Around... Comes Around and My Love.

Oprah Winfrey turns 58

Oprah Winfrey turns 58

American television host and billionaire Oprah Winfrey celebrates her 58th birthday today. Winfrey was born in Mississippi in 1954.
Date: Sunday, January 29, 2012
Website: http://www.oprah.com/
Oprah Winfrey is often referred to as the most influential woman in the world, due to her hugely successful, award-winning talk show The Oprah Winfrey Show and for her philanthropy efforts. Winfrey is the world's only African-American billionaire and has co-authored five books, published two magazines and launched Oprah.com, a website that generates 70 million page views each month.

Marilyn Manson turns 43

Marilyn Manson turns 43

Controversial shock rocker Marilyn Manson celebrates his 43rd birthday today. The American musician was born in Ohio in 1969.
Date: Thursday, January 05, 2012
Website: http://www.marilynmanson.com/
Marilyn Manson is an internationally revered and feared musician, best known as the lead singer of the eponymous band of the same name. Long associated by parents with all things troublesome, Manson has managed to stay in the spotlight for the last 20-years, having released seven albums since 1989. The singer is responsible for singles such as The Beautiful People, Rock is Dead, The Fight Song and of course, his covers of Sweet Dreams (are made of this) and Tainted Love.

Mel Gibson turns 56

Mel Gibson turns 56

American actor Mel Gibson celebrates his 56th birthday today. The controversial star was born in New York in 1956.
Date: Tuesday, January 03, 2012
On a better day, Mel Gibson is best remembered for being an award-winning actor who has graced the screen in films like Braveheart, Mad Max, Lethal Weapon, What Women Want and The Patriot. On a bad day, Gibson is scandalously remembered for his public racist and homophobic remarks and for his long-running fall-out with ex-girlfriend Oksana Grigorieva.

Cuba Gooding Jr turns 44

Cuba Gooding Jr turns 44

American actor Cuba Gooding, Jr. celebrates his 44th birthday today. Gooding, Jr. was born in New York in 1968.
Date: Monday, January 02, 2012
Cuba Gooding, Jr. is probably best remembered as Rod Tidwell in the classic film Jerry Maguire, but he has also starred in many other films such as Boyz n the Hood, American Gangster, What Dreams May Come, Snow Dogs and Daddy Day Camp.

Jude Law turns 39

Jude Law turns 39

English actor David Jude Law celebrates his 39th birthday today. Law was born in London in 1972.
Date: Thursday, December 29, 2011
Jude Law is an award-winning actor who has starred in many bankable films, such as The Talented Mr. Ripley, Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, A.I. Artificial Intelligence, Road to Perdition, Alfie, The Aviator and Sherlock Holmes.

Five years since James Brown passed away

Five years since James Brown passed away

It's been five years since the Godfather of Soul, James Brown, passed away. The American singer-songwriter died from complications of pneumonia on this day in 2006.
Date: Sunday, December 25, 2011
Website: http://www.jamesbrown.com/
James Brown was one of the most iconic figures in 20th century pop music and is still renowned for his unique vocals and feverish dancing. Brown is best known for songs such as I Feel Good, Sex Machine, The King of Funk and Soul Brother Number One.

Ricky Martin turns 40

Ricky Martin turns 40

Award-winning Puerto Rican pop singer Ricky Martin celebrates his 40th birthday today. Martin was born in San Juan in 1971.
Date: Saturday, December 24, 2011
Website: http://www.rickymartin.com/
Ricky Martin has sold more than 60 million albums worldwide and is responsible for the catchy singles Livin' la Vida Loca, She Bangs and Shake Your Bon-Bon.

Jennifer Hawkins turns 28

Jennifer Hawkins turns 28

Australian beauty queen and Myer ambassador Jennifer Hawkins celebrates her 28th birthday today. Hawkins was born in Newcastle in 1983.
Date: Thursday, December 22, 2011
Jennifer Hawkins became an Australian darling when she took out the Miss Universe pageant in 2004. She has since become the face of department store Myer and hosted a variety of television shows such as The Great Outdoors and Make Me a Supermodel.

Tara Moss talks about new book - Sydney

Tara Moss talks about new book - Sydney

Best-selling author Tara Moss will host a night of high fashion, Gothic glamour and all things paranormal in Sydney tonight to celebrate the release of her new book, 'The Spider Goddess'.
Venue:
State Library of NSW, Macquarie Street, Sydney
Date: Thursday, December 15, 2011
Time: 18:00 to 19:00
Website: http://www.taramoss.com/
Tara Moss is the author of the bestselling crime novels Fetish, Split, Covet, Hit and Siren. Her latest book, The Spider Goddess is the second novel in Moss' Pandora English series and will be the topic of conversation at tonight's event.

It's been two months since Pandora English left her small hometown to live with her mysterious great-aunt in a haunted mansion in Spektor - the fog-wreathed suburb of Manhattan that doesn't appear on any map.

With the help of Great-Aunt Celia and the handsome - but dead - Lieutenant Luke, Pandora is beginning to understand that she is heir to a great gift from the Lucasta family - a gift that comes with frightening responsibility. And New York needs Pandora's special gifts.

Sophie Monk turns 32

Sophie Monk turns 32

Australian pop singer and model Sophie Monk celebrates her 32nd birthday today. Monk was born in England in 1979.
Date: Wednesday, December 14, 2011
Sophie Monk first made a name for herself as part of the all-female pop group Bardot before moving on to establish a solo music and acting career, starring films such as Date Movie and Click.

Taylor Swift turns 22

Taylor Swift turns 22

American singer-songwriter Taylor Swift celebrates her 22nd birthday today. Swift was born in Pennsylvania in 1989.
Date: Tuesday, December 13, 2011
Website: http://www.taylorswift.com/
Taylor Swift is one of the most prominent pop stars on the music scene right now, having sold more than 13 million albums worldwide. Swift is best known for songs such as Our Song, Love Story, You Belong With Me and Fifteen.

George Clooney attends luncheon - Sydney

George Clooney attends luncheon - Sydney

American actor George Clooney is currently in Sydney for the Global Leadership Forum and will attend an exclusive business luncheon with journalist Ellen Fanning today.
Venue:
Sydney Convention & Exhibition Centre, Darling Drive, Darling Harbour
Date: Monday, December 12, 2011
Time: 12:00
Website: http://www.thegrowthfaculty.com.au/
George Clooney is an American actor, film director, producer and screenwriter who has made over 40 films and received two Golden Globe Awards and an Academy Award throughout his illustrious career. Clooney co-founded the Darfur aid organisation 'Not On Our Watch' and began serving as a United Nations Messenger of Peace, receiving a UN Summit Peace Award with fellow actor Don Cheadle.

For the last five years, Clooney has been focused on leveraging his celebrity to get people to care for something more important than celebrity - in particular the issues of Southern Sudan. His latest project is the Satellite Sentinel Project, which provides an early warning system to deter mass atrocities by focusing world attention and generating rapid responses on human rights and human security concerns.

In a rare public appearance, Clooney will discuss how collaboration, negotiation and comprise have been critical to his success in business and his humanitarian work. Clooney will discuss how we all use our circle of influence and personal power to make a difference to the issues that matter in our professional and personal lives.

Australian television personality Richard Wilkins will emcee this event, which will feature Kamahl singing the National Anthem and live entertainment from Brian Doyle.

George Clooney, Ellen Fanning, Richard Wilkins, Kamahl and Brian Doyle

Julien's Auctions hold media preview of Michael Jackson's possessions - Los Angeles

 
 
Julien's Auctions will hold an exclusive press preview for the sale of fine art and furnishings from Michael Jackson's last residence, 100 North Carolwood Drive, this morning.
Julien's Auctions hold media preview of Michael Jackson's possessions - Los Angeles
Venue:
Julien's Auction House, LA, 9900 Wilshire Boulevard, Beverley Hills
Date: Monday, December 12, 2011
Time: 10:00 to 17:00
Website: http://www.juliensauctions.com/
Julien's Auctions, the world's premier entertainment and celebrity pop culture auction house, will hold an exclusive press preview for the sale of fine art and furnishings from 100 North Carolwood Drive this morning.

The address is widely known as that of Michael Jackson's last residence before his untimely passing in 2009. The press preview will take place at Julien's Auctions Beverly Hills Gallery and Michael Jackson fans are expected to attend to pay tribute to the King of Pop.

This exclusive sale will feature fine art, antiques, quality modern furniture and other collectables from the Holmby Hills mansion. Amongst the highlights are a Maurice Utrillo watercolour, various seascapes by Ludolf Bakhuysen, fine antique furniture including a burlwood Victorian Revival Style armoire bearing words written on the mirror by the legendary entertainer, a Louis XVI style pier mirror, highly collectible modern furniture including pieces by George Smith, Asian ceramic jardinieres and much more.