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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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  • 02/16/14--16:55: Paris Hilton goes commando
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    On Ilaria’s E-SPOT this morning was the return of Paris Hilton. She claimed to felt like a 'princess' as she celebrated her 33rd birthday on the weekend. Hope she had some modesty tape in her Versace bag ‘cause she didn’t leave much to the imagination in her designer dress.  

    Maybe she heard Darwin’s Dr. Jeanine Richardson who joined Greg & Ilaria last week and spoke of the benefits of going commando.

    Love ya work Paris.

     

     

     

     

     

     

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    Australian Federal Police officers have raided the offices of Channel Seven in both Pyrmont and Eveleigh today as part of an investigation into the proceeds of crime, following its dealings with Schapelle Corby.

    Fairfax reports twelve AFP officers arrived about 8:55am this morning and were still in Seven buildings at 10.30am.

    An Australian Federal Police spokesman said: “The AFP can confirm it has executed a number of search warrants in Sydney in relation to an ongoing Proceeds of Crime Act matter. As this matter is ongoing it’s not appropriate for the AFP to comment further.”

    Seven has reportedly agreed to a $2m pricetag for the Corby interview.

    This morning Seven news ran footage of the raid in their own offices with a “First on Seven” watermark.

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    “As this matter is ongoing, it is not appropriate for the AFP to comment any further,” a spokeswoman for the AFP told news.com.au

    Mike Willesee says he is still hopeful of an interview despite the Corby family indicating it would comply with advice from Indonesian authorities not to proceed. still not spoken to his star subject but was “absolutely” hopeful the paid interview would go ahead.

     

     

    Story courtesy of tvtonight.com.au


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  • 02/18/14--12:56: Ilaria’s little accident
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    Listeners to Greg & Ilaria would’ve heard how Ilaria took a visiting friend from Brisbane to Litchfield Nation Park last Saturday. Later in the day Ilaria rushed back to the car ahead of everyone else to activate the air-con. There was one problem though when Ilaria turned on the ignition. It was a manual car that was still in gear. The car sprung forward into a ‘medicine ball’ sized boulder damaging the front of the Honda Civic.

    Always willing to accept responsibility for her actions, Ilaria set out to fix the problem by getting a few quotes around town to mend the damaged car. Her dilemma was whether to take a male with her at assist in the process. Greg went along as company for Ilaria. Many thanks to Salonika’s car panels in Stuart Park. They provided a very competitive quote. Car undergoes surgery Monday.   

     

     

     

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    She was rock star Michael Hutchence's first love, and in some ways his last. For seven years, they made a striking pair with their good looks, enigmatic brown eyes and flowing dark hair, and even after their split Hutchence and Michele Bennett remained his closest confidante as he went on to date some of the world's most beautiful and successful women. It was Bennett who the tragic INXS frontman called in a final, desperate plea for help from his best friend before his tragic demise in a Sydney hotel room.

    She rushed to her old boyfriend's aid after his last dark hours in which he struggled with his 'demons' and the fact he would not be seeing his only child, daughter Tiger Lily, for Christmas. But she was too late. She could not get inside the hotel room door, from which Hutchence was hanging from the door handle on the other side by a belt, already dead.

    The dramatic circumstances of the morning of November 22, 1997, when Bennett frantically knocked on the singer's door at the Ritz Carlton Hotel and called out repeatedly, but in vain, were later tendered in evidence to the coroner's inquest into his death.

    Now an internationally renowned feature film and music video producer, Michele Bennett is beautiful, successful and now has children of her own.

     

     

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    But it is her life with Hutchence which has come under the spotlight, following her portrayal by actress Jane Harber in the two-part telemovie, INXS: Never Tear Us Apart. Harber described Bennett as 'a bit of a touchstone' in Michael Hutchence's life.

    'Michele was Michael’s first love and somebody who played in his life for the next 20 years and was the last person he called before he passed away. 'They met at a gig  . . . kind of before he found his groove. 'He was just starting out and she obviously loved his music having been to a couple of his gigs.
    They fell in love quickly, as you do when you’re a teenager.'

    The relationship began around the time INXS had released its self-titled debut album.

    Bennett had embarked on a career as a producer, first of music videos. She produced the documentary Lovetown for the Irish band, U2, and in 1991 formed her own production company, Cherub Pictures.

    After meeting Hutchence, she made the INXS television documentary, Welcome to Wherever you Are, and went on to produce for Prince, Silverchair, Foofighters and other Australian and overseas artists.
    Bennett and Hutchence lasted as a couple until the late 1980s, by which time Hutchence had starred in the film, Dogs in Space, and the band had launched Kick, which won them international fame and success.

    Yates gave birth to Huthence's only child, Heavenly Hiraani Tiger Lily in July 1996. The rock star was biding his time between the UK, Hong Kong and Australia.

    The following January, Bennett arranged a birthday party for Hutchence in Sydney.

     

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    On the night of his death, Hutchence was in Sydney preparing for a concert tour to mark INXS's 20th anniversary, and was hoping for Yates and Tiger Lily to join him for Christmas. The agreement was contingent on whether Yates could bring to Australia her three daughters with Geldof.

    He was exhausted by press coverage of his and Yates' relationship and the custody battle ensuing between her and Geldof over their daughters and the proposed Australian trip.

    Following concert rehearsals with INXS band members on Friday, November, 21, he dined with his father, Kell, and then returned to the Ritz Carlton and continued drinking.

    Australian actress, Kym Wilson, with whom he had once enjoyed a brief fling and her boyfriend paid him a visit, then he was on his own.  Hutchence apparently engaged in a bitter conversation with Geldof on the phone, after he had spoken with Yates who informed him told him the custody case had been adjourned, so she would not be coming to Australia with the children.

    At around 9.35 on the Saturday morning, he left a phone message for Michele Bennett, in which she would later say he sounded 'drunk'.

    At 9.54 he rang Bennett again. This time she answered. He cried down the phone, and she told him she would come straight away. But when Bennett finally knocked on the door, there was no answer. She tried ringing him, to no avail. Asssuming he was alright, and may simply have gone to sleep, she letf a note with reception and returned home.

    On November 27, 1997, Michael Hutchence's coffin was carried out of St Andrew's Cathedral by his band members and his younger brother Rhett, as Never Tear Us Apart played in the background.

    Cherub Films in which Bennett is involved with, produced the 2000 box office success, Chopper. Last year the company made the surfing feature, Drift. The company's latest film is Mule, about a first time drug importer. Bennett also made the 2004 music documentary, Leonard Cohen: I'm Your Man.

    INXS have currently four albums in the Australian music charts (as of week commencing 17/2/14) with their Greatest Hits at No.1.

     

     

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    Round one of the 2014 AFL season gets underway on Friday March 14 when Collingwood host Fremantle.

    Mix 1049 is once again running our AFL footy tipping competition with more than $$$$$$ up for grabs. We’re excited and you’ll be too when you hear what our top tipper will win this year. Stay listening for more details. BRING IT ON!!!!!   

    For all the 2014 AFL fixtures click HERE


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  • 02/23/14--18:29: Sam Worthington arrested
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    SAM Worthington has been arrested in New York for allegedly assaulting a photographer.

    A scuffle broke out at 5.30pm Sunday evening (7.30am Darwin time Monday) at Cubbyhole bar in Greenwich village in New York after a photographer allegedly kicked Lara Bingle.

    Worthington has been charged with assault after punching a photographer in the face after the paparazzi kicked his girlfriend.

    Police confirmed, “The photographer kicked Lara and then Worthington punched him causing the photographer to have lacerations to his nose”.

    Police charged Sam Worthington was with assault. He’s been released on bail but will appear in court at a later date.

    Police said “He was given a desk appearance ticket which mean he has to go back to court at a later date.”

    The photographer was also arrested and charged. The photographer was also arrested and charged with assault, reckless endangerment and harassment.

    This is Worthington’s second scuffle with photographer, the 36-year-old was pepper sprayed and arrested after being denied entry to the a restaurant in Atlanta in 2012.

     

     

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  • 02/24/14--17:07: Springsteen rocks the winery
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    Bruce Springsteen opened his second winery show in the Hunter Valley in News South Wales with a cover of Eric Burdon & War ‘Spill The Wine’ (see below for vision).

    This wasn’t the first time Springsteen has covered Burdon but it was the first time he has covered this song.

    Last Sunday night Bruce Springsteen once again reached back to the music of Eric Burdon and gave the thousands who turned up in the Hunter Valley a taste of what he was listening to before he was famous.

    Springsteen’s last Aussie gig is in Brisbane on Wednesday Feb. 26.

    Bruce Springsteen setlist, Hunter Valley, February 23, 2014

    Spill The Wine (Eric Burdon & War cover)
    My Love Will Not Let You Down (from Tracks, 1998)
    Death To My Hometown (from Wrecking Ball, 2012)
    Seeds (from Live 1975/1985, 1986)
    Out In The Street (from The River, 1980)
    Rosilita (Come Out Tonight) (from The Wild, The Innocent and the E Street Shuffle, 1974)
    High Hopes (from High Hopes, 2014)
    Just Like Fire Would (from High Hopes, 2014)
    Johnny 99 (from Nebraska, 1982)
    Heaven’s Wall (from High Hopes, 2014)
    Brilliant Disguise (from Tunnel of Love, 1987)
    Human Touch (from Human Touch, 1992)
    I’m Goin’ Down (from Born In The USA, 1985)
    Pay Me My Money Down (from We Shall Overcome: The Seeger Sessions, 2006)
    Shackled and Drawn (from Wrecking Ball, 2012)
    Radio Nowhere (from Magic, 2007)
    The Rising (from The Rising, 2002)
    The Ghost of Tom Joad (from High Hopes, 2014)
    Badlands (from Darkness on the Edge of Town, 1978)

    4th of July, Asbury Park (Sandy) (from The Wild, The Innocent and the E Street Shuffle, 1974)
    Born In The USA (from Born In The USA, 1985)
    Born To Run (from Born To Run, 1975)
    Ramrod (from The River, 1980)
    Dancing In The Dark (from Born In The USA, 1985)
    Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out (from Born To Run, 1975)
    Rockin’ All Over The World (John Fogerty cover)

    I Wish I Were Blind (from Human Touch, 1992)
    Thunder Road (from Born To Run, 1975)

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    While Perth beachgoers were enthralled with a 2000kg sub-adult southern elephant seal which had “hauled out’’ on a city beach, Broome locals and visitors were captivated by the 4m croc which took to Cable Beach’s gentle swell.

    The croc hung around for most of Saturday but had moved on by Sunday.

    Broome woman Sharon Scoble, who took these amazing photographs, said: “He was a big boy — his head was huge.’’

    Broome’s surfing croc takes to the gentle waves at Cable Beach, but he had it all to himself.

    “It was absolutely awesome,” Ms Scoble, a finance officer for the Kimberley Land Council, said.

    “But it wouldn’t have been so awesome if I was swimming and noticed it.”

    “But obviously I wasn’t in a position where it was going to harm me.

    Source: news.com.au

     


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  • 02/25/14--17:25: Darwin welcomes Queen Mary 2
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    Darwin welcomes the return of one of the world’s largest cruise liners, the Queen Mary 2, who will spend the day alongside Fort Hill Wharf on Thursday 27 February.

    It’s the ship’s second visit to Darwin.  With around 2500 passengers and 1200 crew, the 345 metre cruise liner, which is as high as a 23 story building and weighing in at a whopping 75,000 tonnes, will pose a remarkable sight on Darwin Harbour.  Expected to enter the outer harbour at around 7:15 am and come to berth at Fort Hill Wharf at 9:00 am on Thursday.

    Vantage points for viewing at East Point and the Esplanade between 7:15 am and 8:30 am for the arrival into Darwin Harbour and, to get up close to the cruise liner, public viewing from Stokes Hill Wharf will be available from 9:00 am throughout the day.  There will be no access to Fort Hill Wharf to members of the public and traffic restrictions will apply in that area.

    The Queen Mary 2 is currently circumnavigating Australia, coming from Brisbane and will be departing for Benoa, Indonesia at 5:00 pm Thursday afternoon.

     

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    Drake & Rihanna have serious chemistry during their performance of 'Take Care' in Paris. 

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    The pair started grinding each other in front of the audience, whilst looking lovingly into each others eyes!

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    Space travel has been very good for Sandra Bullock. The 49-year-old actress looks set to earn her biggest paycheck to date for Gravity, with studio sources saying she will make at least $70 million when all revenue streams are factored in.

    According to multiple sources, Bullock's deal with Warner Bros. for the Alfonso Cuaron-directed space epic calls for her to earn $20 million upfront against 15 percent of first-dollar gross. That means once her advance is covered, she will collect 15 percent of the studio's slice of the box-office pie, known as "film rentals."

    Each studio negotiates individual deals with theatre owners to determine what those rentals are, but a rule of thumb is that the studio will collect roughly 40 to 50 percent of the box office (it gets somewhat less in foreign markets than domestically).

    Gravity has earned more than $700 million at the worldwide box office and is expected to cross the $750 million mark. Assuming Warners gets 45 percent of that, Bullock's take would be more than $50 million, including her upfront payment. But theatrical revenue is just one part of what she'll make, as she also gets a percentage from home video, TV and ancillary revenue.

    "The theatrical window is going to generate a third of the total revenue a movie will earn; it will get another third on DVD; and then the final third comes from pay and free TV," says one veteran finance lawyer. Gravity might earn proportionately more at the box office, says this lawyer, because "pay and free-TV numbers cap out at a certain point."

    Even with a conservative estimate, Bullock will make at least $20 million from those other sources, and she might make considerably more. It is unclear who the other Gravity gross participants are; sources say they at one point included co-star George Clooney, Cuaron and producer David Heyman, though the latter two might have renegotiated their deals when the movie's price tag shot up during its challenging shoot.

    Not that Warners is doing badly. While expenditures increased when elements of the 3D movie had to be reshot, pushing Warners' budget north of $110 million -- and even though it spent at least $100 million more on an extensive and successful marketing push -- the studio benefits from having funded the film almost on its own. The only other entity with a financial stake in Gravity is Brett Ratner and James Packer's RatPac-Dune Entertainment, which has a small percentage. RatPac must wait until the movie's production and marketing costs are covered, and until Warners takes its distribution fee, before seeing a slice of profits.

    Bullock's first-dollar-gross deal is highly unusual in today's marketplace, where studios insist on recouping costs before sharing profits with talent. Indeed, several industry lawyers analyze the terms expressed surprise that she was able to score such a lucrative deal. (Robert Downey Jr. has a similar one on Iron Man films.) But her reps at CAA and the Ziffren Brittenham law firm closed the pact in late 2010 before the belt-tightening now taking place. Bullock also signed on at an opportune moment: Angelina Jolie had dropped out of the film and the studio knew it needed a megastar to carry the drama about a woman stranded in space who spends most of the movie alone.

    At the same time, the actress was riding high from an Oscar win for 2009's The Blind Side, which made $309 million globally. Guaranteeing her $20 million against first dollar seemed appropriate, given that there only was one other castmember (Clooney, who replaced Downey).

    Gravity is on track to be the most profitable among this year's best picture Oscar nominees; in fact, its profits will be more than those of all the other nominated movies combined. While The Wolf of Wall Street has performed well ($338 million globally), Paramount did not finance the $100 million-plus film and therefore will not see a huge upside; as for the $41 million American Hustle (which has made $217 million globally), Sony will have to split profits with co-financier Megan Ellison. Bullock's rep did not respond to calls and emails. A Warners spokesman declined comment.


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  • 03/02/14--19:53: LIVE Oscars coverage here
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    We will have all your LIVE Oscars coverage here!

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    MORE for GRAVITY!!! They have just won for Editing! They're up to 5 Oscars!

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    GRAVITY keeps winning! They have picked up the OSCAR for Cinematography

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    Ellen DID break Twitter with this selfie:

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    supporting actress award time!!! Out of Sally Hawkins (Blue Jasmine), Jennifer Lawrence (American Hustle), Lupita Nyong’o, (12 Years a Slave), Julia Roberts (August: Osage County), June Squibb (Nebraska) the Oscar went to Lupita Nyong’o!!! Lupita said:

    "Thank you so much for putting me in this position. It is the joy of my life.”

    12:45pm

    Gravity wins TWICE for the third time in the night. They took Oscars for Sound Editing and Sound Mixing!

    12:40pm

    Host, Ellen Degeneres, asked everyone in the audience, including Meryl Streep, Julia Roberts and others to take selfies and Tweet them... Hmmm Twitter already crashed once because of Ellen!! That might not have been the last time

    12:30pm

    Third song of the nigh is from U2, they were introduced by Brad pitt and performed their song Ordinary Love from the Mandela Biopic

    12:20pm

    The best foreign film Oscar has been awarded to The Great Beauty

    12:15pm

    20 Feet From Stardom got the Oscar for the documentary feature

    12:10pm

    The Lady In Number 6 wins for best documentary short

    12:05pm

    Helium has won for the best short

    12:00pm

    The second song of the night is from the Spike Jonez film 'Her'. The song is A Million Miles Away and is performed by Karen O

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    Gravity wins for the best visual effects! The Oscars voice over announced Emma Watson and Joseph Gordon Levitt would be awarding the film

    11:55am

    Frozen has taken the Oscar for the best animated feature film

    11:50am

    Kim Novak and Matthew McConaughey announced the Oscar for the best animated short is going to Mr Hublot.

    11:38am

    Dallas Buyers Club wins again already! The film is taking the award for hair and make up!

    11:35am

    Catherine Martin is the second winner of the night for  The Great Gatsby! The designer is an Aussie doing us proud and it will be her 3rd Oscar! Naomi Watts and Samuel Jackson presented the Costume award to Martin!

    11:30am

    The first song performance of the night is Pharrell Williams with his smash hit 'Happy'! The song is Oscar nominated from the animated feature film Frozen!

    11:25am

    Even if the Oscar nominees lose this year they're walking home with a goodie bag worth $80,000! Not too shabby!

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    Jared Leto is the FIRST winner of the night at the OSCARS in the US. The actor was up for his supporting role in Dallas Buyers Club. Anne Hathaway presented the award and Leto won over Barkhad Adbi (Captain Phillips), Bradley Cooper (American Hustle), Michael Fassbender (12 Years a Slave) Jonah Hill (The Wolf of Wall Street.) Leto said:

    “I love you mom. Thanks for helping me to dream.”

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    Ellen DeGeneres has kicked off the Oscars for 2014!! The comedienne opened the night saying:

    “I hosted this event seven years ago. And I’m honoured they invited me back so quickly.”

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    Check out some of the red carpet fashions:

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    Jennifer Lawrence has already fallen on the red carpet! This comes a year after she tripped up the stairs getting her Oscar last year! She's funny and graceful as always.

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    In case you missed it here's the list of nominees:

    BEST PICTURE:

    12 Years a Slave

    Captain Phillips

    Gravity

    Philomena

    The Wolf of Wall Street

    Nebraska

    American Hustle

    Dallas Buyers Club

    Her

    BEST DIRECTOR:

    David O Russell — American Hustle

    Alfonso Cuaron — Gravity

    Alexander Payne — Nebraska

    Steve McQueen — 12 Years a Slave

    Martin Scorsese — The Wolf of Wall Street

    BEST ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE:

    Christian Bale — American Hustle

    Bruce Dern — Nebraska

    Leonardo DiCaprio — The Wolf of Wall Street

    Chiwetel Ejiofor — 12 Years a Slave

    Matthew McConaughey — Dallas Buyers Club

    BEST ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE:

    Cate Blanchett — Blue Jasmine

    Amy Adams — American Hustle

    Sandra Bullock — Gravity

    Judi Dench — Philomena

    Meryl Streep — August Osage County

    BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR:

    Bradley Cooper — American Hustle

    Barkhad Abdi — Captain Phillips

    Michael Fassbender — 12 Years a Slave

    Jonah Hill — The Wolf of Wall Street

    Jared Leto — Dallas Buyers Club

    BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS:

    Jennifer Lawrence — American Hustle

    Lupita Nyong’o — 12 Years a Slave

    Sally Hawkins — Blue Jasmine

    Julia Roberts — August Osage County

    June Squibb — Nebraska

    BEST ANIMATED FEATURE FILM:

    Despicable Me 2

    Frozen

    The Croods

    Ernest & Celestine

    The Wind Rises

    BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY:

    Richard Linklater, Julie Delpy, Ethan Hawke — Before Midnight

    Billy Ray — Captain Phillips

    Steve Coogan and Jeff Pope — Philomena

    John Ridley — 12 Years a Slave

    Terence Winter — The Wolf of Wall Street

    BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY:

    Eric Warren Singer and David O Russell — American Hustle

    Woody Allen — Blue Jasmine

    Craig Borten & Melisa Wallack — Dallas Buyers Club

    Spike Jonze — Her

    Bob Nelson — Nebraska

    BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM:

    The Great Beauty (Italy)

    The Hunt (Denmark)

    The Broken Circle Breakdown (Belgium)

    The Missing Picture (Cambodia)

    Omar (Palestine)

    BEST ORIGINAL SONG:

    Let It Go — Frozen

    Ordinary Love — Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom

    Alone Yet Not Alone — Alone Yet Not Alone

    Happy — Despicable Me 2

    The Moon Song — Her

    BEST ORIGINAL SCORE:

    The Book Thief

    Gravity

    Her

    Philomena

    Saving Mr Banks

    BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE:

    The Act of Killing

    Cutie and the Boxer

    Dirty Wars

    The Square

    20 Feet from Stardom

    BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT SUBJECT:

    SaveDigger

    Facing Fear

    Karama Has No Walls

    The Lady in Number 6: Music Saved My Life

    Prison Terminal: The Last Days of Private Jack Hall

    BEST FILM EDITING:

    American Hustle

    Captain Phillips

    Dallas Buyers Club

    Gravity

    12 Years a Slave

    BEST MAKE-UP & HAIRSTYLING:

    Dallas Buyers Club

    Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa

    The Lone Ranger

    BEST SHORT FILM (ANIMATED):

    Feral

    Get a Horse!

    Mr Hublot

    Possessions

    Room on the Broom

    BEST SHORT FILM (LIVE ACTION):

    Aquel No Era Yo (That Wasn’t Me)

    Avant Que De Tour Perdre (Just Before Losing Everything)

    Helium

    Pitääkö Mun Kaikki Hoitaa? (Do I Have to Take Care of Everything?)

    The Voorman Problem

    BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN:

    American Hustle

    Gravity

    The Great Gatsby

    Her

    12 Years a Slave

    BEST SOUND EDITING:

    All Is Lost

    Captain Phillips

    Gravity

    The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

    Lone Survivor

    BEST SOUND MIXING:

    Captain Phillips

    Gravity

    The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

    Inside Llewyn Davis

    Lone Survivor

    BEST VISUAL EFFECTS:

    Gravity

    The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

    Iron Man 3

    The Lone Ranger

    Star Trek Into Darkness

    BEST COSTUME DESIGN:

    American Hustle

    The Grandmaster

    The Great Gatsby

    The Invisible Woman

    12 Years a Slave

    BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY:

    The Grandmaster

    Gravity

    Inside Llewyn Davis

    Nebraska

    Prisoners


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    International Women's Day is an annual global event that recognises the achievements of women from all walks of life and the great improvements that have been made in the lives of women over time. An international web of rich and diverse activities are held throughout the world in celebration of this event.

    For the sixth consecutive year City of Darwin in partnership with United Nations Association of Australia NT are holding the International Women's Day Walk and Community Morning Tea.

    This event continues to grow each year with over 300 participants in 2013 proudly led by a contingent of 70 Police in uniform, the Darwin City Brass Band, Police women on horseback and noted dignitaries.

    Please come and join us for the 2014 Walk this Saturday (March 8) followed by a reception in the Main Hall at Parliament House. There will be a number of inspiring speakers, information stalls, morning tea and entertainment. 9:00am for a 9:30am start. Meet at the steps of Parliament House and walk a short route through the Darwin CBD.

    A morning tea and festivities will follow the walk from 10:30am to 12:30pm Main Hall, Parliament House.

    There’ll be live music, refreshments, inspirational speakers, entertainers and information stalls will be on offer.

    For more information please contact  Ron at the UNAANT on 0412 314 517 and DON’T FORGET TO WEAR PURPLE


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    Greg loves his microwaved eggs for breakfast but Ilaria reckons they stink out the studio. Sorry Ilaria but Greg’s sticking with eggs after the latest research which he reckons is eggcellent news.

    Scientists are investigating whether eating eggs may prevent memory loss and lower the risk of dementia.

    In the six-month U.S. study, half of the participants will have two eggs a day, and will be compared with a control group who won't have eggs.

    Both groups will be tested for memory, reasoning, verbal fluency and attention span - a decline in these is a major risk factor for the development of dementia later in life.

    Eggs are one of the best sources of two antioxidants, lutein and zeaxanthin, which previous research suggests can improve  cognitive function.

    The researchers, from Tufts University in the U.S., expect there will be 'a significant increase' in the mental functioning in the group eating eggs. Get cracking.


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  • 03/04/14--18:10: Travoltify Yourself
  • After John Travolta's train-wreck pronunciation of Idina Menzel at the Oscars, you can now generate your own Travoltified name.

    Ilaria Brophy = Ibrahim Berzy

    Greg Vincent = Guy Brazent

    What's yours?

    Generate your own Travoltified name HERE

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    In case you missed John Travolta's stuff-up...

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    BUSTED: MILEY CYRUS IS USING A TELEPROMPTER ON BANGERZ TOUR TO REMIND HER OF HER OWN LYRICS

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    Only weeks into her 60-show “Bangerz” concert tour and between the naughty sexual gestures she makes on stage and the reportedly low ticket sales, Cyrus is also struggling to remember the words to her own songs.

    “I was at Miley’s Vegas concert and took these pictures because I couldn’t believe she needed a teleprompter with lyrics to all of her songs throughout the entire concert,” one concertgoer told Radar. “And it’s not like they were just there for nothing — I caught her looking at them more than a few times!”

    Cyrus, who has smoked marijuana on stage during one of her shows and has bragged about her love for drugs like weed and ‘molly’, might want to focus more on remembering they lyrics to her songs and keeping the focus on her voice. “The show was entertaining, but she didn’t sound great,” the source said.


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    U.S. TV's first medical marijuana commercial is up and running. The spot is for Marijuana Doctors, a medical Marijuana provider that links patients with doctors who are able to prescribe it (Although Colorado has legalized pot for recreational use, the law forbids retail advertising, so don't expect ads about smoking for fun any time soon).

    We meet a dodgy bloke by a rubbish bin who offers to sell us shady street sushi. He's got tuna, sweet shrimp, and a coat full of rolls. Where’s the Wasabi?

    The voice over says, "you wouldn’t buy sushi from this guy, so why would you buy marijuana from him?" 

     

     

     

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    Stephanie Rice reveals nose job secret: ‘I’m so glad I did it!’

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    Olympic swimmer Stephanie Rice has opened up about her two rhinoplasties, revealing how the decision has helped her to overcome persistent medical issues and a damaged self-esteem.

    In an exclusive interview featured in this week’s Who magazine, Rice reveals how a broken nose caused by an accident in the pool when she was a teenager set off ongoing sinusitis and diminished her confidence.

    “My family and friends would say it was fine, but random people would comment,” says Rice, 25.

    Following two surgeries, one in Brisbane in 2012 and another in Sydney in January this year, Rice is thrilled with the results and unveils her new look on the cover of this week’s issue of Who, below.

    “Seeing the better version of my nose made me realise how much it had been affecting me,” says the three-time Olympic gold medallist, who reveals she would be open to more cosmetic procedures in the future.

    “Everyone will have an opinion, and what I’ve learnt over the years is that you can’t do things to please people. I love the result.”

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    TOO CUTE: BLUE IVY SINGING “SURFBOARD” SAYS “HI MUMMY” IN BEYONCE REHEARSAL VIDEO

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    A video of Beyonce’s dress rehearsal for her “Drunk in Love” Grammys performance hit the web on Friday, and the clip seems to feature Blue Ivy singing along to the track and saying, “Hi mummy” in the background.

    In the video, Beyonce performs the song while choreographer Frank Gatson Jr. stands in for Jay Z. Towards the end of the footage, we hear an adorable little voice saying “surfboard.” Beyonce says, “Hi Blue Blue,” and the tiny voice responds, “Hi mummy. Hi mummy. Hi mummy. Hi mama.”

    The singer then makes a face as if her heart has just melted.

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    It seems likely that Blue Ivy is mic’d and watching her mum on a screen backstage, but it hasn’t been confirmed that it is indeed the child’s voice.


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  • 03/09/14--18:57: mmm…Fried Crickets
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    The face of fear. Ilaria has eaten a lot of exotic food over the years but nothing could prepare her for the fried Crickets that arrived this morning to the Mix 1049 studios via Toby Lim from Salsa’s Fresh Mex Grill at Casuarina Square.  They’ve proved to be a big hit in Darwin with Salsa’s selling out of the fried bugs last Friday. New orders will arrive this week (can’t hardly wait).

    Greg & Ilaria couldn’t believe that the manager of Salsa, Toby, hadn’t even tasted what he sells. The expression on his face (below) tells me he won’t be coming back for seconds. Greg’s wondering how many beers will it take to get rid of the taste.    

     

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