Isaiah’s Aussie Eurovision rival

Isaiah’s Aussie Eurovision rival

THEY have 40 other countries to contest, yet Eurovision 2017 is shaping up to be a battle between X Factor and The Voice for Australian fans of the world’s biggest singing competition. As 17-year-old Isaiah Firebrace heads to Kyiv to begin his Eurovision campaign, he said he couldn’t wait to meet Denmark’s representative Anja Nissen, who won the third series of The Voice in 2014. He joked he may even harbour a teen crush on his Eurovision rival. Isaiah will sing Don’t Come Easy at Eurovision 2017 Nissen, whose parents…

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F Scott Fitzgerald's lost stories reveal stubbornness amid 'hack work'

F Scott Fitzgerald's lost stories reveal stubbornness amid 'hack work'

Posted April 26, 2017 15:14:19 Anne Margaret Daniel first engaged with F Scott Fitzgerald’s work on a critical level when she attended a seminar at Princeton in 1996 as a graduate student. There, the great critic A Walton Litz recommended she dive into the Fitzgerald archive. Twenty-one years later, she’s emerged with I’d Die for You and Other Lost Stories, a collection of some of Fitzgerald’s unpublished short stories, released in Australia this week. Audio: Listen to the full interview (Books and Arts) It might seem ridiculous that one of…

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‘Charlatan and fool’: Madonna lashes out

‘Charlatan and fool’: Madonna lashes out

POP singer Madonna has slammed a planned biopic about the early days of her career, saying only she is able to tell her story. Universal on Monday won an auction to produce the screenplay Blonde Ambition about the pop icon’s life in New York during the early 1980s but Madonna appears unimpressed. MADONNA BIOPIC: Blonde Ambition to be produced by Universal “Nobody knows what I know and what I have seen,” she said in an Instagram post on Tuesday. “Only I can tell my story. Anyone else who tries is…

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Happy Days star Erin Moran dies aged 56

Happy Days star Erin Moran dies aged 56

Updated April 23, 2017 14:18:22 Photo: Erin Moran as Joanie Cunningham in Happy Days. (Supplied: Wikimedia) Erin Moran, the former US child star who played Joanie Cunningham in the hit sitcom Happy Days, has died aged 56. A statement from the sheriff’s department in Harrison County, Indiana, confirmed the death and said an autopsy was pending. It said a dispatcher received a 911 call about “an unresponsive female”, and Moran was found dead when medics arrived. A Burbank, California native, Moran began acting in TV and movies before she was…

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Celebrity stylist transforms the Irwins

Celebrity stylist transforms the Irwins

A CELEBRITY stylist was brought in to overhaul the Irwins and bring their looks “into the 21st century”. Sydney Confidential can ­reveal people close to Bindiduring her appearance on the US Dancing With The Stars encouraged a style transformation. A source close to the famous clan told Confidential a professional styling team was enlisted to update the Wildlife Warriors’ looks, while maintaining the ethos of the brand created by Steve. media_cameraThe Croc Hunter family before their transformation. Picture: Nigel Wright “People told Bindi she had to have a more mature…

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