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Aladdin the Musical Coming to Sydney

Australia is “One Jump Ahead” of the rest of the southern hemisphere, with Aladdin the Musical hitting Sydney next year. 

The musical first opened in Broadway last year to high acclaim, with announcements of productions rolling out over the next year in Tokyo, Hamburg, London and Sydney following soon after. With the musical version of the 1992 movie arriving at Capitol Theatre in August 2016, it will officially be the first stage in the southern hemisphere to house the production.  (more…)

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WATCH: Chris Lilley Is A Sexy Dental Nurse, Rapping Turtle for New Stafford Brothers Music Video

Photo: Funny or Die

Photo: Funny or Die

By now we know that funny man Chris Lilley can play any character he sets his mind to. A vain private school brat, a middle-aged housewife, a rebellious Tongan school boy: you name it, Chris can do it.

That’s why it’s no surprise that the Aussie comedian makes for one heck of a sexy dental nurse in Stafford Brothers’ new music video “When You Feel This”, featuring vocals from Jay Sean and rapper Rick Ross, revealing he’s a naughty girl with a bad habit, a bad habit for daydreaming about rapping turtles. (more…)

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Sasha Pivovarova Does Laid-Back Luxe in Michael Kors’ New Resort Campaign (Forum Buzz)

Michael Kors is switching things up, ever so slightly. After dropping long-serving Karmen Pedaru as the face of his namesake brand in favor of Natasha Poly for Fall 2015, Sasha Pivovarova is now hailed as the latest Russian to front the Kors brand, starring in the recently unveiled Resort 2016 advertising campaign. Mario Testino continues to be the designer’s choice of photographer, deciding to showcase yet another vintage car with Sasha reclining in the backseat.

Michael Kors Resort 2016 : Sasha Pivovarova by Mario Testino


Forum members were left pleasantly surprised. “Another cool as ice Russian. I love Sasha. This is very promising. I wonder if they ended things with Karmen because the brand’s image has cheapened over the years,” noted Aedlacir. (more…)

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Reviews Are in for ELLE’s Annual Women in Hollywood Issue (Forum Buzz)

ELLE took a huge risk last month by using an unconventional cover image for its October offering. Now, ELLE is back to the usual tricks for its annual Women in Hollywood Issue, securing eight separate covers and features with a handful of personalities. Kate Winslet, Salma Hayek, Amy Schumer, Dakota Johnson, Alicia Vikander, Carey Mulligan, Ava DuVernay and Gena Rowlands each front the issue, leaving us to choose whose cover is best.

US Elle November 2015 : The Women In Hollywood Issue


So, which one came out on top? “Kate Winslet’s cover is everything I’ve been missing recently, from mainstream titles. Just a great close-up shot of a beautiful face with real character, something that’s so simple yet so striking,” appreciated tigerrouge. (more…)

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Lena Dunham Talks About the Pain of Internet Criticism to Harper’s Bazaar

HBO Girls star Lena Dunham is everywhere these days. With ELLE and Vogue covers under her belt already, it was only a matter of time before Harper’s Bazaar tapped her for its cover girl. Dunham appears on the cover of the magazine’s November “The Daring Issue,” styled in a black Ralph Lauren turtleneck. Highlighting risk takers and style makers, this issue is a natural fit for the 29-year-old feminist actress, known for constantly breaking the boundaries. 

Lena Dunham on the cover of November 2015 Harper's Bazaar

Image: Harper’s Bazaar/Nathaniel Goldberg

Harper’s Bazaar coins Dunham the “Internet’s whipping girl,” as she has taken a lot of negative criticism online. “I’ve been put to bed for weeks from reading things about myself on sites that used to be considered feminist gospel,” she stated. “I love the Internet because it helped me discover everything that matters to me.  But I also hate the internet because every piece of true pain I’ve experienced as an adult—with the exception of death in the family and breakups—has come from it.” (more…)

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Zara Opening New Doors in Brisbane

Image: AFP/Getty images

Image: AFP/Getty images

Spanish retailer Zara is continuing its expansion in Australia, confirming that it will be opening a new store in Brisbane’s Queen Street Mall.

Ragtrader reports that this will mark Zara’s second store in Queensland, after the retail space opened in Robina Town Centre last year. This will be Zara’s 13th Australian store; not bad considering the chain only arrived down under in 2011.

The news is a result of recent figures released by Zara’s parent company, Inditex, revealing a 16 per cent increase in sales for the year up to September 10.

The Queen Street Mall’s store opening date is yet to be released by the company.

[Via Ragtrader]