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Conchita Wurst To Perform During Sydney’s 2016 Mardi Gras

Conchita Wurst at Sydney Opera House

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Although her last name might suggest otherwise, Conchita Wurst is the best, and the international sensation is bringing her all-round greatness to Sydney next year for a one-night Mardi Gras event.

Dubbed “Conchita: From Vienna with Love”, the Eurovision winner will make her Sydney debut at the Sydney Opera House on the night of March 3, 2016, alongside the Sydney Symphony Orchestra. Conchita will also be joined on-stage by Mardi Gras ambassador and drag diva Courtney Act, cabaret performers Paul Capsis and Trevor Ashley, and a “surprise guest”, according to the official press release.

The bearded lady will perform songs from her debut self-titled album, plus music from artists like Shirley Bassey and Cher, who have inspired her along the way. She explains that the upcoming gig will definitely be a “highlight” of her career, saying “From Vienna with Love will build a bridge across the globe from Vienna to Sydney, full of music, love and fun.”

Nick Jonas, Delta Goodrem, The Presets, Kylie and Dannii Minogue, Adam Lambert, Calvin Harris and Kelly Rowland are just some of the big names who have performed during Sydney’s Mardi Gras festivities over the years, and we’re equally, if not more excited for Conchita’s inevitable domination on our shores. 

Tickets for Conchita’s show are available here from today, November 18, with prices starting at $62.


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WATCH: Aussies Slay In New ‘Gods Of Egypt’ Trailer

Gods of Egypt

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We’ve been anticipating the release of Gods of Egypt for some time now, and not just because Gerald Butler is one darn-fine specimen to look at on a gigantic screen for over an hour.

Following on from Aussie-filled movie Mad Max: Fury Road, Gods of Egypt features a good mix of Aussie favourites including Geoffrey Rush, Brenton Thwaites and models-turned-actresses and Mad Max sister-wives Courtney Eaton and Abbey Lee.

Filmed in Sydney, Brenton and Courtney both have major roles in the film as characters “Bek” and “Zaya”, respectively. “She plays my girlfriend in the movie and we play mortals together in a world where gods and mortals co-exist,” 25-year-old Brenton told The West Australian. “She was fun to work with.” (more…)

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This ‘Desperate Man’ Needs a Date to Taylor Swift’s Sydney Concert

Taylor Swift tickets up for grabs

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So many of us want a ticket to Taylor Swift’s “1989” tour because of either her voice, dem daddy-long-legs or those guest acts, and now there is a special guy who really wants to grant that wish for you in a mutually beneficial deal. 

Sydney-based Norweigen Marcus Helge Larsen desperately needs someone to accompany him to the pop star’s sold-out Sydney concert this month, posting a video to YouTube in a bid to find the perfect date as “time is running out”. (more…)

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WATCH: Adele’s ‘When We Were Young’ Is Here In Full

Yesterday saw the world freakout over the preview of Adele’s new track “When We Were Young”, and that was only a mere one-minute taste, so you can safely say we’re really losing the plot now that the song’s video clip has been released.

Based at The Church Studios in London, the clip sees the UK singer getting last minute hair and makeup touches before building up to the chorus, with minimal instrumentals backing the smooth yet powerful vocals. 

Then, as expected, magic happens as the record-breaking artist belts out the ballad in true Adele style. Uploaded over night to YouTube, there’s a reason this video has already smashed out 1 million views.

Watch it for yourself in the video above.

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Cate Blanchett’s Holiday Cover for W Magazine Leaves Us Cold (Forum Buzz)

You’re about to see a whole lot of Cate Blanchett down at your local newsstand. The Aussie actress already fronts Vogue Australia‘s current offering and is now unveiled as W magazine‘s latest cover subject. We saw Cate’s appearance coming from a mile away, but the finished outcome leaves our forums cold. Shot by artistic photographer Tim Walker and styled by Jacob K, Cate wears a dramatic creation by Emporio Armani teamed with intriguing headgear from Patricia Underwood for W‘s double December/January installment.

W Magazine December 2015 : Cate Blanchett by Tim Walker


Someone should remind W that Halloween was back in October. “Tim Walker’s schtick is getting a bit tired. At this point it no longer feels imaginative and wondrous, at this point we know exactly what we’re getting. Looks completely reflexive and not particularly inspiring because we’ve seen it all before,” discredited dior_couture1245 right away. (more…)

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Gold Leaf Hair Is Officially Our New Favorite Instagram Trend

If glitter roots are a bit too Sailor Moon for your liking, you might want to give the gold leaf hair color trend a try.


@hairbyamandajane stunning as always #goldleaf #goldleafhair #thefoxandthehair

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Instead of sprinkling fairy dust along your part like you do for glitter roots, you simply add shine to your strands with a sheet of metallic gold.


Another gorgeous behind the scenes snap from last nights show. Hair by @hairbyamandajane makeup by @backstagetanandbeauty

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The gold leaf hair trend is so easy to create that it went from the runway to Instagram with ease. To get the look, follow these easy steps from The Fox and The Hair Salon: paint mousse onto a section of your hair and gently place gold leaf sheets on top before patting them down. Voila. (more…)