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  • Rolling Stones tickets sold 'in minutes'

    16 December 2013 2:20 AM 98

    Rolling Stones fans had to move quickly to get satisfaction with tickets to their 14 On Fire tour of Australia and New Zealand selling out in minutes today. A spokesperson for promoters Frontier Touring said the Perth Arena show on March 19 next year - the legendary English rockers' first gig here since 1995 - sold out as expected when remaining seats

  • Diamond ring with a story to digest

    16 December 2013 1:54 AM 116

    It could be a jaw-dropping gift for the lady in your life - just don't tell her where it's been. An auction is due to start on Monday for a 1.53-carat diamond ring that's gone down in the annals of Queensland's criminal history. The extravagant adornment, worth a whopping $27,000, was one of two diamond rings eaten by an alleged robber during a jewellery

  • First Names Announced For The Gum Ball 2014

    15 December 2013 10:50 PM 136

    The first lot of names for The Gum Ball 2014 have been revealed today, for what will be the event's tenth anniversary. So there are a few international names like Adrian Edmondson and Lindi Ortega in amongst the impressive list of Aussies set to perform at the much-loved event, which takes place on Friday 11 and Saturday 12 April at 'Dashville’ Belford

  • If it's good enough for her! Supermodel Gisele Bundchen promotes her new line of lingerie in Brazil... but stays fully-clothed

    15 December 2013 4:41 PM 121

    She has a body to die for but supermodel Gisele Bundchen kept her clothes on, albeit tiny ones, as she promoted her new line of lingerie, Gisele Intimates, at an event in Sao Paulo on Wednesday. Instead, she wore a slightly see-through black top, which gave a flash of her bra and a metallic and black mini skirt which proved why she's the most highly-paid

  • The 23rd Meredith Music Festival kicks off

    15 December 2013 1:44 PM 101

    Even though showers threatened crowds throughout the night, the weather held off and some at the festival were even sporting a bit of sunburn the next day. Many had barely set up camp and they were donning their costumes and glitter for the first night of the festival. The set list boasted a variety of music to suit all tastes, from the rock sounds of Warped

  • Tolkein baddies lacking in vitamins

    15 December 2013 1:21 PM 127

    Updated: 04:51, Monday December 16, 2013 Think kindly of the dragon Smaug. Shed a tear for Gollum. And give an orc a hug. If only they had tucked into the occasional quiche and salad or a touch of smoked salmon, or had a few sessions on a sunbed. How much kinder history would have been to them. So suggests an offbeat study, released on Sunday, which

  • In pursuit of the public broadcaster, writers on right get very animated

    14 December 2013 4:00 PM 167

    It's a grim Christmas here in the ABC trenches. Ordnance whistles overhead, and the whine of the air-raid sirens has become a normal feature of daily life. One minute it's Miranda Devine strafing Behind The News. The next, it's a devastating artillery assault centring on the fact that Kerry O'Brien was paid - PAID! - to do his interviews with Paul Keating

  • Tinder sparks half a billion matches

    14 December 2013 4:00 PM 124

    Like Hot or Not but for dating, the 15-month-old app is matching young people left and right. LOS ANGELES, Calif.--Just 15 months after launching, mobile dating app Tinder has already made 500 million matches, Chief Marketing Officer and Co-Founder Justin Mateen told CNET Friday at the service's headquarters in West Hollywood. Launched last September

  • Surfing holiday in Tofino, Canada

    14 December 2013 1:46 PM 133

    "YOU picked a great time to visit, we've got a heatwave coming," the smiling receptionist says, thinking this is something I want to hear. I can't share her excitement. I want to tell her that to an Australian, she's conjuring images of bushfires and sweltering afternoons indoors by an airconditioner. "When it's over 20 degrees for a few days in a row. The water's

  • VS model reveals botched ear-pinning operation

    14 December 2013 3:31 AM 117

    "It felt like someone had cut off my ears," says Alessandra Ambrosio, who was 11. Growing up, Alessandra Ambrosio wanted to be a model so badly that when she was 11 years old, she went under the knife to have her ears pinned back. "I found this doctor in my hometown (of Erechim) in Brazil who had only done it once before, so I was a guinea pig," a laughing