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Mix 104.9 - Everything Top End featuring Wake Up with Greg and Ali, 360 with Katie Woolf and Jac Bowie!

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    adele_SNLIf you missed Adele's performance on "Saturday Night Live" last weekend, don't worry.  Adele simply nails her "SNL" appearance with the second single from her latest album ‘25’.

     

     

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    According to a US media report, The Lost In Space remake is headed to Netflix.

    Dracula Untold writers Matt Sazama and Burk Sharpless lead the adaptation with executive produce with Kevin Burns, for Legendary TV (Godzilla, Pacific Rim, The Dark Knight Rises and The Hangover). Neil Marshall is expected to direct.

    Lost In Space is said to be part of a Netflix push in the arena of big scale, four-quadrant family entertainment.

    The original series aired for three seasons from 1965 and ran for 83 episodes.

    A 1998 film version starred William Hurt, Mimi Rogers, Gary Oldman and Matt LeBlanc but was not very well received.

    Story courtesy of TVtonight.com.au

    Below is an interview from January 2015 with some of the cast celebrating 50 yrs since Lost in Space first hit our black & white television screens. - Greg

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    Kylie and Dannii

    It was 30 years ago when fans first saw pop stars Kylie and Dannii Minogue perform together on stage.

    Last night the duo treated The X Factor audience to a special song from Kylie's upcoming Christmas album, 100 Degrees.

    In 1986, Kylie and Dannii sang Sister's Are Doing it for Themselves on Young Talent Time and their reunion last night was just as popular.

    Do you think the girls should bring out an album together? 


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    Members of Eagles of Death Metal have recounted in harrowing detail how events at the Bataclan unfolded during the 13 November terror attacks in Paris.

    The band, who were headlining the concert venue when 89 people were killed, spoke in an emotional interview about how they escaped the Bataclan and how the attacks affect the band’s future.

    Eden Galindo, the band’s guitarist, Jesse Hughes, co-founder and vocalist, and Julian Dorio, the drummer, exited the venue together through a side exit. When shots were fired, they all immediately took cover either behind the drum kit or to the side of the stage.

    “I think what really shocked me at first was that we’re a loud rock band, you know. The power of the band on the stage through the PAs is hard to trump and the initial shots were so powerful for me that I immediately, I knew something was wrong,” Dorio said.

    They ran from the stage when their crew member, Boot, who saw the gunman’s cartridge run out, called for them to move. The group headed to the dressing room, to search for Hughes’ girlfriend, Tuesday. But instead Hughes came face to face with a gunman when he opened a door to the hallway: “He turned on me, brought his gun down, and the barrel hit the doorframe.”

    Hughes immediately called for those following him to turn around and ran back downstairs. The group found Tuesday and exited through a side door. Upon reaching the street, Hughes noticed that while people were pouring out of the exits, many were not fleeing.

    “People just didn’t seem to know what to do,” he said to Vice.

    The band’s bassist, Matt McJunkins, did not leave the venue with the rest of the group. When the shooting started, he ducked behind the monitor desk and curtain. But fans immediately pushed their way through a door onto the stage and headed for a room in the back. McJunkins knew there was no exit on his side of the stage, and attempted to tell others.

    “I see the pops go off, the lights flashing, sort of dive over and then just have to make that decision of do I really want to run across the stage or do I want to go in this room and hope for the best,” he said.

    He retreated to the room with a large group of people, who immediately started grabbing chairs to barricade the door. A bottle of champagne, left in the room’s mini-fridge, was set to be used as the only weapon they had.

    Many occupants were injured and bleeding. One man applied pressure to a gunshot wound on a woman’s thigh, McJunkins recalled. The room was flooding, as a slow leak brought the water up to their ankles. The water trickled down the stairs, which those trapped in the room worried would alert the gunman to their presence.

    “The gunfire got closer. It went on for maybe 10, 15 minutes. It just didn’t stop,” McJunkins said. “And then it would stop and there was a sense of relief and then it would start up again.”

    Finally, there was an explosion “that just shook the whole room and probably the whole building”. A suicide bomber, McJunkins would later learn.

    Shawn London, the band’s sound engineer, was in the back of the venue, off to the side, in front of the doors.

    “The show went well, these kids were having a blast, they were having a great time, the smiles, the dancing, the singing along with each song. It’s heartfelt,” London recalled.

    But then he heard what he thought was firecrackers behind him. Fans started running towards his console and hiding behind it.

    “I was still standing up and I could see the gunman and he looked right at me and he shot at me and he missed and he hit my console and buttons went flying everywhere,” London said.

    He immediately dropped to the ground, and huddled with those around him, waiting for the shooting to pass.

    “He stayed there and continued to shoot and shoot and slaughter and just scream at the top of his lungs ‘Allahu akbar’. And that’s when I instantly knew what was going on,” London said.

    When those huddled behind his console heard the bullets run out, they made to escape. Six managed, but the rest retreated to their hiding spot when the gunman started shooting again. London waited, and after another 30 rounds, he picked up an injured girl next to him, who had been shot in the torso and leg, and ran. Before they reached the front glass doors, the gunman resumed shooting, shattering the glass when London was a foot away from pushing it open. Finally, he made it to the street.

    After getting to the police station, Hughes said he called Josh Homme, who does not usually tour with the band and was not present at the Bataclan on the night of the attack. Upon receiving the call, Homme said: “It took a second to believe that that’s really occurring. Because it wasn’t on the news yet.”

    Homme immediately went to the band’s office to do “anything you do if you’re not there to bring them home”.

    In a separate interview with Hughes and Homme, the band co-founders talked about the future of Eagles of Death Metal in the wake of the attacks.

    Hughes said he could not wait to return to Paris and play again.

    “I want to be the first band to play in the Bataclan when it opens back up,” he said. “Because I was there when it went silent for a minute. Our friends went there to see rock and roll and died. I want to go back there and live.”

    Hughes and Homme tearfully commended the heroism of the many people who risked their lives or died trying to help others. Nick Alexander, 36, who was selling merchandise for the band, was one of victims of the attack.

    He died protecting his friend, Homme said, “never calling for help because he didn’t want others to get hurt”.

    “We represent the fans that did not make it, the people that did not make it – whose stories may never get told,” Homme said.

    Hughes described how terrorists killed fans who were hiding in the band’s dressing room.

    “Several people hid in our dressing room and the killers were able to get in and killed every one of them, except for a kid who was hiding under my leather jacket,” he said. “People were playing dead and they were so scared – a great reason so many were killed was because so many people wouldn’t leave their friends. So many people put themselves in front of people.”

    Homme said he wished he could talk to each victim’s parents. “I sort of want to just get down on my knees and say whatever you need. There’s nothing I can really say because words just fail to grasp the thing. That’s OK, too, you know? That’s OK there aren’t words for that. Maybe there shouldn’t be.”

    The band members said that they would continue to make music. “Music is what we do, it’s our lives. and there’s no way we’re not going to keep doing it,” McJunkins said.

    The bassist added, bursting into tears: “But hearing from people, hearing their stories – we don’t want that to stop. Anybody who wants to reach out to us, they are welcome anytime. And playing every night and seeing those smiling faces out in the crowd, that’s what keeps us going. That’s what makes us play a show. That’s why we play. No way we’re not going to keep doing that again.”

    ***  Story courtesy of Vice

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  • 11/26/15--17:14: The Hateful Eight Roadshow
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    “Hateful Eight” is a more classic western, set during the aftermath of the Civil War. Mr. Tarantino updates it with his usual unflinching violence and wry dialogue. Bounty hunter John Ruth (Kurt Russell) is transporting a wanted criminal (Jennifer Jason Leigh) by stagecoach for her trial and hanging to the town of Red Rock. En route they pick up a former Union army officer (Samuel L. Jackson) and the supposed new sheriff (Walton Goggins). A blizzard forces them to bunk inside an isolated stopover inn and store, where Tim Roth, Michael Madsen, Bruce Dern and Demián Bichir already are unsavory guests. The movie has a whodunit aspect that has drawn allusions to Agatha Christie’s murder mystery “And Then There Were None.”

    Mr. Tarantino has always admired the visual impact of snow in films like Andre de Toth’s bleak “Day of the Outlaw” (1959). He had his heroes travel to Mississippi by way of Wyoming, just so he could film the snowy Grand Tetons. Here, it’s a full-on blizzard: “The idea that you’d look out the window and there’d always be this fury, matching the slow, simmering boil that’s going on inside,” he says.

    Some fans of Mr. Tarantino might prefer that he’d move to a new genre with every film, as he has done in the past. He suggests that “Hateful” didn’t get westerns out of his system: “I don’t think I’m quite done now with westerns.”

    Any Quentin Tarantino fan will know that the filmmaker is a very vocal advocate when it comes to shooting on film and curbing the dominant march toward digital formats. And it’s just been announced that his latest film, The Hateful Eight, newly acquired by Roadshow Films in Australia, will premiere for a one week exclusive season in 70MM at selected cinemas around the country.

    At the American Film Market earlier in the year, Tarantino talked about screening the film as a 70mm event. “We will remind people why this is something you can’t see on television and how this is an experience you can’t have when you watch movies in your apartment, your man cave or your iPhone or iPad,” Tarantino said. “You’ll see 24 frames per second play out, all these wonderfully painted pictures create the illusion of movement. I’m hoping it’s going to stop the momentum of the digital stuff, and that people will hopefully go, ‘Man, that is going to the movies, and that is worth saving, and we need to see more of that.”

    Of the logistics, Tarantino continued: “We’re not doing the usual 70 mm, where you shoot 35 mm and blow it up. We’re shooting 65 mm which, when you turn it into a print, is 70 mm. Panavision is not only behind this movie, they look at it as a legacy. They are inventing a lot of the stuff we need, and this is being supervised by my three-time Oscar-winning cinematographer Bob Richardson, who’s back with me after Kill Bill, Inglourious Basterds and Django Unchained… We are literally coming out with the biggest widescreen movie shot in the last 40 years.”

    The film, of course, hit a major hurdle when the script was leaked, and it looked like Tarantino may walk away from the project. However, he subsequently announced that he was working on a second draft of the film.

    The Hateful Eight will hit cinemas January 14, 2016

     

     

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    EAGLE-EYED film fans have spotted 35 mistakes in Daniel Craig’s newest outing as James Bond, but how many of these Spectre slip-ups were you aware of?

    The internet has been flooded with examples of mistakes in the $350 million movie, which range from magically-mended windows to wardrobe changes in the blink of an eye.

    In one scene, Bond got into the back of a car and then is suddenly teleported to the front seat in the next shot.

    A fan complained about a gaffe involving a plane chase, saying: “When the plane hits the car, one wheel comes off. In the next view, all the landing gear is intact.”

    In the same scene, the plane rams a car and crumples its nose, although the plane is magically fixed in the next shot.

    In a fight scene featuring villain Mr Hinx, another fan spotted a gaffe which saw a train carriage full of people vanish.

    The filmgoer wrote: “When Hinx appears in the dining car, the rest of the passengers immediately disappear. Also the barman when they enter that part of the train and the kitchen staff too.”

    A helicopter crash scene featured a shattered window miraculously re-form and, as one fan observed: “When the helicopter crashes, Bond’s speedboat goes to the river bank and he runs on to the bridge. Somehow, the police are already there, taping off the scene.”

    In another scene, Madeleine Swann, played by Lea Seydoux, had a sudden outfit change, where she goes from being fully clothed to wearing only a nightie in the blink of an eye.

    Other fans noticed rogue buses in areas they’d never be found in real life, as well as Daniel Craig’s lace-up shoes turning into slip-ons and sunglasses appearing out of thin air. A car numberplate bears the wrong flag in another niggling scene.

    However, Skyfall featured a whopping 68 mistakes, none of which stopped the film being a box office hit.

     

     

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  • 11/29/15--18:28: Bacon scented undies
  • Bacon scented underpants

    An American company has designed a pair of bacon scented underpants for the smell you can't resist in the morning.

    The new range is out just in time for Christmas and the company has plans to release bikinis with the same alluring aroma.

    But be warned ... they shouldn't be worn around hungry dogs!


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    Be warned, The Moaning of Life with Karl Pilkington returns to BBC Knowledge on Foxtel later this month.

    Karl Pilkington’s hilarious global journey of self-discovery continues in this entertaining travelogue with a twist. Following his discoveries in the first series, this modern day philosopher is now turning his attention to some of life’s other big issues – the body, identity, waste, art, how to live your life, and time.

    Embarking on an epic trip that takes him from the arctic conditions of Iceland to rural India, Mexico, Germany, across America and to the metropolis of Tokyo, the An Idiot Abroad star moans his way through a whole new series of weird and wacky experiences. These include fighting street crime with real-life superheroes, learning what life on Mars would be like, trying out the health benefits of drinking urine and – as a man known for his bald head – experiencing the transformational effect of having hair again. Will these new adventures change how Karl sees the world?

    Tuesdays at 7pm (CST) from December 15 on BBC Knowledge on Foxtel. 

    Don’t have Foxtel?   Wait a few months. It’ll be on Free-to-air by mid 2016.

     

     

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    Star Wars Cake

    The Empire Strikes Back ... in the form of cake.

    This detailed fighting machine cake was posted on Facebook by Disturb Reality and has since been shared more than 80,000 times.

    Baker Sarah Bessen, who made the cake at her home, has had requests all over the world for similar cakes.

    We think its impressive but hope its not too Chewie.

     

     


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  • 12/01/15--20:19: Fancy dining on insects?
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    Roasted crickets

    Roasted cricket snacks are hitting the shelves so you can dine 'I'm a Celebrity' style.

    Insect company Grub says the bugs come in a variety of flavours including chilli and lime and they are a tasty and sustainable source of protein.

    Other popular products include cricket nut fudge and salt and vinegar roasted snacks.

    Plans are now in place to release an insect cookbook, which is expected to be available in the new year. 

     


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  • 12/02/15--16:26: Trailer 2 for Zoolander 2
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    WE got our first taste of the much hyped Zoolander sequel just last month, and we’ve already been hit with another dose.

    In the second trailer for the flick, we find out more about Penélope Cruz’s character Valentina. A former bikini model turned secret agent, she needs Derek Zoolander’s (Ben Stiller) help to solve her recent case. The mission involves finding out why a string of celebrities are being assassinated, and in this new trailer, we see Justin Bieber make a cameo just before he dies.

    But the raunchiest moment of the new preview comes when Valentina grabs Zoolander’s hands and encourages him to grope her — “for buoyancy”, of course.

    Benedict Cumberbatch’s controversial character “All” is also featured again in the new trailer. After the first preview was released, the character came under fire for making a mockery of “androgyne/trans/non-binary individuals”.

    Original cast members Owen Wilson, Will Ferrell and Christine Taylor are set to reprise their roles in the sequel, alongside newcomers Olivia Munn and Kristen Wiig.

    Zoolander 2 hits cinemas February 12, 2016

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    One of the most entertaining interviews took place on Good Morning America the other day. Carrie Fisher, star of the first Star Wars, was being interviewed about the new Star Wars film. Carrie loved ‘The Force Awakens’ but it was her pet pug that stole the show.

     

     

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    PAY Storm Trooper Dog

    A Star Wars fan has created the world's best dog costume, turning her doberman into a Stormtrooper.

    Sabrina Ridler made the costume using fibreglass and resin and has been inundated with thousands of messages from well wishers after posting pictures of her costume loving pooch online.

    The outfit was originally made for Halloween but Sabrina's dog loves it so much she wears it all the time!


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    Lights

    With Christmas fast approaching, we're on the hunt for Darwin's best Christmas lights display. 

    Leading the way is Moil couple Rob and Mel Russell of Thornton Crescent. They have been planning their syncronised Christmas lights display since September and already hundreds of families have paid their house a visit to catch their twice nightly displays.

    Have you seen a great Christmas light display? 


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    Eating the ‘world’s hottest chilli pepper’ was never going to go well. But at least Sean Evans and Chili Klaus filmed their pain so we could enjoy it.

    After talking about how fruity the Carolina Reaper smelled the two men got down to business….and the result comes as no surprise.

     

     

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    Creamy Chicken Korma

    According to a study by the Oxford University, pop music can make curries taste spicer with the lively beat bringing out the best in your chicken korma.

    The study found certain chords can hit the right notes on taste buds, enhancing the food.

    More than 700 take away fans were involved in the study who discovered Ed Sheeran's Sing worked wonders on sweet and sour chicken and Taylor Swift was the artist to listen to while chomping on chow mien.

    For Italian fans the study suggests listening to classical tracks to make pasta taste better.

     

     

     


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    During his headlining appearance at Coachella 2008, Prince covered Radiohead’s “Creep”. However, being that he’s Prince, only fans in attendance were able to witness the performance, as the technophobe issued takedown notices for any and all videos uploaded to YouTube thereafter.

    When asked about it in an interview, Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke was dumbfounded at the idea of Prince maintaining copyright over a song they had written, and implored him to reverse his decision. “Really? He’s blocked it? Well, tell him to unblock it. It’s our … song.”

    Years later, it appears Prince has finally taken Yorke’s comments to heart. Recently a new upload of the “Creep” performance made its way online, and rather than issue a takedown notice, Prince actually tweeted a direct link to the video. (It helps that the uploader passive aggressively noted Yorke’s comments in both the video’s title and description box, writing, “Copyright reserved to RADIOHEAD, the original authors of this song, who have granted me permission to upload this video through the above remarks. Needless to say, no copyright infringement intended.”)

     

     

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  • 12/09/15--15:52: Best of the Web 2015
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    Check this out. As the year draws to an end take a look at this awesome collection of the best videos from 2015. Enjoy….Greg

     

     

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    pizza

    It's Ali's ultimate food indulgence ... the perfect snack for when you just can't get enough pizza.

    That's right, a restaurant in New York is serving up a pizza, with mini pizza slices on top. And the mini slices also have mini slices on them - creating a never-ending pizza experience.

    Bring it on!


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    Chocolate cheese

    If you've got a sweet tooth you'll be pleased to learn chocolate slices have been invented!

    The sugary treats are wrapped individually in sheets of plastic just like cheese slices and they are perfect for sandwiches - but not for those on a health kick!

    They've been manufactured in Japan and have been created to appeal to those seeking convenience.

     


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