Saturday, 17 March 2012

WWE Superstar Sheamus Big W Appearance at Bankstown, Sydney; St Patrick's Day

WWE Superstar Sheamus Appears At Big W Bankstown in Sydney...

WWE Superstar Sheamus made an in-store appearance at Big W in Bankstown today, as 'The Great White' made his down under Australian promotional trip.

Hundreds of fans turned out to say G'day to WWE Superstar fella Sheamus.

Some WWE prizes were given away to a lucky few including DVDs, Action Figures and Video Games, and Sheamus met and signed autographs for hundreds of fans.

You may have heard that he won this year's Royal Rumble and is a hot favourite to defeat Daniel Bryan for the World Heavyweight Championship at WrestleMania 28.

Good on you fella for taking the long plane trip down under to Australia and may you have the luck of the Irish at WrestleMania, and for the rest of your career.

WrestleMania 28 Predictions...

Our tips

John Cena over The Rock

Sheamus over Bryan Danielson

The Undertaker over Triple H

Chris Jericho over CM Punk

The Big Show over Cody Rhodes

Randy Orton over Kane

Team Teddy VS Team Johnny

Media Man's pro wrestling tipsers also advises to expect one or two surprises, including more action in the ring than expected with Shaun Michaels aka "The Heartbreak Kid" (ref for The Undertaker VS Triple H) and "Stone Cold" Steve Austin, who likely won't be able to contain himself at the biggest event on the pro wrestling calendar. It would be pretty cool to see Dusty Rhodes and Dustin Rhodes (aka Goldust) get involved in Cody's match, but that's on the wish list. We would like to see "Rowdy" Roddy Piper and Jimmy "Superfly" Snuka also get involved, but there's not even a rumour about that.

Keep checking Street Corner, Wrestling News Media and the official WWE network for more on these developing news stories and more.



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Wrestling News Media

WWE official website - Sheamus

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Black & White & Sex Premiere at Hoyts Entertainment Quarter, Moore Park, Sydney

The Sydney Festival sell-out and directorial debut of producer John Winter (Rabbit-Proof Fence, Doing Time For Patsy Cline) follows Angie (played by eight actresses), a sex worker who is driven to set the record straight about sex.

It's all very topical for "Sin City" Sydney, which this week is hosting Sexpo.

The official pitch...

Australian producer John Winter (Rabbit-Proof Fence, Doing Time for Patsy Cline) makes his directorial debut with a conceptually daring work that adopts a film-within-a-film structure. Angie (played alternately by Katherine Hicks, Anya Beyersdorf, Valerie Bader, Roxane Wilson, Michelle Vergara Moore, Dina Panozzo, Saskia Burmeister and Maia Thomas) is a sex worker being interviewed by a director (Matthew Holmes) who is making a film about sex. Determined to set the record straight about love, seduction and power, Angie's interview is erotic, funny and confronting. Her intellectual striptease and no-holes-barred approach to talking about sex ultimately turns the tables, exposes the interviewer and positions him as an unwilling subject. Nicola Daley's luscious black-and-white cinematography evokes the grand Hollywood 'casting-couch' era and Andy Warhol's Screen Tests; Adrian Rostirolla's editing slips provocatively and seamlessly between the knockout performances from the eight Angies; and Winter's sharply intelligent script tackles the most mysterious and everyday subject head-on.

World Premiere

Festival Guests John Winter, Melissa Beauford, Saskia Burmeister, Dina Panozzo, Anya Beyersdorf, Valerie Bader, Katherine Hicks, Roxane Wilson, Michelle Vergara Moore, Maia Thomas.

We would like to say a big thank you to everyone who made today a success, and we'll see you back at The Star again soon.


Black & White & Sex official website

Sydney Film Festival

Sydney Film Festival - Black & White & Sex

Eva Rinaldi Photography Flickr

Eva Rinaldi Photography

Music News Australia

Aqua Plays At The Hi-Fi Sydney, Entertainment Quarter

It was opening night for Hi-Fi Sydney and the joint was jumping and very packed.

It's safe to say that the audience was into the DJ big time, and when Aqua came on stage the place went off the dial.

Denmark would be proud of Aqua's performance tonight.  How about pop hit 'Barbie Girl'.

Despite Rolling Stone naming it one of the 20 Most Annoying Songs, it’s simple yet controversial lyrics (for some) were hard to forget.

Since its release 15 years ago, its success still amazes band member Claus Norreen.

"Yes it was named as one of the most irritating songs but proves we did something right," Norreen said laughing.

"We are really proud of that song, the success we’ve had on that track and other tracks like Dr Jones is amazing…it still amazes me."

Something tells us that we're going to be hearing a lot more from Aqua, and its going to be loud and full of energy.

The Pitch...

Arguably the biggest popdance crossover acts of the 90′s, AQUA are making their long awaited return to Australia this summer to perform all of the number one hits that made them a household name the world over and saw them sell in excess of 33 million albums and singles.

With songs like Barbie Girl, Doctor Jones and Lollypop (Candyman), sweet-toothed Australian pop fans embraced AQUA making this country one of the most successful markets for the group. Featuring the original line-up of vocalists Lene Nystrm and Ren Dif, keyboard player Sren Rasted and Claus Norreen on guitar, AQUA are set to rekindle their Australian love affair by bringing the pure pop delight they are famous for to life right across the country.

AQUA landed themselves a record deal with Universal Music Denmark, it was this union that lead to the band's debut release under their new name. The track Roses are Red was a surprise hit for the group going platinum in Denmark, as did it's follow up Oh Me Oh My which broke all Danish sale records. From here AQUA commenced work on their debut album Aquarium which contained their biggest hit Barbie Girl.

Despite the single's overt sexual inuendo (and the lawsuit with Barbie's manufacturer Mattel that ensued), Barbie Girl went on to be a super smash hit landing number ones for the band in the UK and Europe, and a top ten on the Billboard Hot 100. In Australia Barbie Girl remained at the very top of the ARIA charts for three solid weeks. More success followed with the singles Doctor Jones, Lollypop (Candyman) and Turn Back Time, cementing AQUA's place as one of the biggest acts of the 90's.

We would like to say a big thank you to everyone who made today possible, and we'll see you back at the Entertainment Quarter again soon.


Aqua official website

Hi-Fi Sydney

Entertainment Quarter

Eva Rinaldi Photography Flickr

Eva Rinaldi Photography

Music News Australia