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ICYMI: Cate Blanchett Transforms Again In the Name of Art

From Bob Dylan to Elizabeth I, Cate Blanchett has proven her vast range by perfecting a wide variety of characters. Those Oscar-winning skills have been put to good use with filmed performances of 13 different manifestos for Berlin-based artist Julian Rosefeldt’s aptly titled exhibition Manifesto, showing at Melbourne’s Australian Centre for the Moving Image this December.

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With Cate’s new Vogue Australia cover looking reasonably close to her natural appearance, German magazine Monopol transformed Cate into four starkly different characters on individual covers back in April, with the images resurfacing this month in the lead up to the exhibition.

From a peppy, flame-haired newsreader to a bearded homeless man, a seductive brunette and stern ballet teacher, Cate indulges us with her metamorphosis into vastly different personas. No stranger to flexing her skills in switching up her appearance for her craft, we have no doubt her performances will match the impressive transformation into the characters. (more…)

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Michael and Kyly Clarke Welcome Baby Girl

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Aussie model Kyly Clarke and her husband, cricket veteran Michael Clarke, have welcome their first child, a baby girl, into the world. 

TODAY host Karl Stefanovic blurted out the news or air this morning, citing a “very good source” for the heartwarming information. “So I do have some very good news to report that has just come through to me,” the presenter read. 

“It is breaking news of the very best kind — and I can report to you all back in Australia that from a very good source, that former Australian cricket captain Michael Clarke and his beautiful wife Kyly have just had a baby girl.” Karl continued to explain that despite the newborn being five weeks premature, both bub and mum are “in good health”.

Michael and Kyly have been married since May 2012 and announced their pregnancy in June. 

UPDATE: Michael and Kyly both confirmed the news on social media yesterday, thanking everyone for the well wishes and assuring us that everyone is in good health.  Michael announced the baby’s name on Instagram today, saying, “Heaven! Kelsey Lee you are my angel” with a picture of his and Kyly’s hand next to bub. 

[Via TODAY]

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Adele Just Previewed Her New Track And It’s Giving Us Goosebumps

 

A WORLD EXCLUSIVE | Music superstar Adele opens her heart and her studio – 8.10 SUNDAY on #60Mins

Posted by 60 Minutes Australia on Monday, 16 November 2015

Adele’s “Hello” has taken over our radio stations and Internet feeds (with memes, of course) ever since the UK singer first blessed our ears with the comeback track, and now there’s another epic tune on the horizon.

In a world exclusive with Australian program 60 Minutes, Adele honestly discusses self doubt, fear of disappointing others and how she reacts to success with journo Liz Hayes, before giving us all a taste of her new ballad, “When We Were Young”.

If you thought “Hello” hit the high notes and the emotional strings, then you’ve got another thing coming. Watch the exclusive performance for yourself above, and watch the entire interview on Sunday night from 8.10 p.m. on Channel 9. 

 

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Marie Claire Tries to Make Amber Heard Happen with Its December Cover (Forum Buzz)

She managed to get us hot under the collar on ELLE‘s July cover and now, Amber Heard continues to turn up the heat for Marie Claire. Last month, Lea Michele failed to do sexy, but Amber certainly commands our attention on the title’s December offering. Shot by Boe Marion, Mrs. Johnny Depp dons nothing but a chic fuchsia blazer with her hair swept over to one side and mouth apart, making for a rather compelling cover image.

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IMAGE: MARIECLAIRE.COM

So, were forum members impressed? “Her again? Didn’t she ‘grace’ the cover of ELLE just a few months ago? Guess Johnny Depp’s wallet knows no bounds!” slammed an uninterested Handbag Queen immediately. (more…)

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We Smell Photoshop on Cate Blanchett’s Vogue Australia Cover (Forum Buzz)

Let’s face it, our favorite fashion glossies haven’t exactly been delivering the goods with their December covers. For the second time this year, Cate Blanchett graces the cover of Vogue Australia. One of Australia’s biggest exports should be a slam dunk for the glossy, right? Not so fast. Wearing Louis Vuitton and photographed by forum favorite Will Davidson, Cate sports a suspiciously elongated neck. Do we detect some Photoshop?

“Not the best pic of Cate. I don’t like her makeup, also the outfit isn’t doing anything for me. She looks better on red carpet pics. I miss the glamour,” shared a dismayed Nymphaea within seconds of the cover dropping.

[ See: The Year in Photoshop Fails ]

“I don’t like the cover. With Cate as a cover star and Davidson as the photographer, something much better could have been produced. This just seems lazy and uninspired,” echoed a disappointed KateTheGreatest.

Also not feeling it was t-rex, questioning, “I think they digitally elongated her neck.” (more…)