All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Australia’

One Direction: Zayn Malik Working With Tyler the Creator, Despite Australian Ban?

Zayn Malik, formerly of One Direction, has responded to a tweeted invitation from hip=hop artist Tyler the Creator to collaborate with him musically. Tyler the Creator, whose real name is Tyler Okonma, tweeted to Zayn Malik: “I have beautiful instrumentals and you have a voice. Let’s figure this out, y guy. Epic album cuts, tho no radio singles.” Within two …

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Amber Heard Could Go To Jail for Smuggling Pistol

Amber Heard and Johnny Depp have probably gotten more press than they wanted during their time in Australia. The pair went there because Depp is working on Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales. The film production company was offered a $20 million tax incentive to shot the fifth installment of the Pirates franchise there. As you may …

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Amber Heard Could Face Jail Time And Fine Over Dog Fiasco

Amber Heard was charged this week and must appear in Australian court on September 7th on charges that she and Johnny Depp “smuggled” their two yorkies, Pistol and Boo, into the country. Amber Heard and Johnny Depp avoided the ten-day quarantine and other stringent laws involving bringing animals into Australia by flying them in on a private plane. However, the …

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Amber Heard Summoned To Court Over Johnny Depp’s Dogs

Amber Heard has been summoned to court over the debacle involving Johnny Depp’s dogs. Amber Heard and Johnny Depp were in trouble for ignoring Australia’s strict animal quarantine laws. They were in Australia because Depp is filming the latest Pirates of the Caribbean installment. At the time, Agriculture Minister Barnaby Joyce said, “It’s time Pistol and Boo buggered off back …

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Amber Heard and Johnny Depp Have Trouble with a Bitch

Johnny Depp and Amber Heard headed to The Gold Coast in Australia last month on a private jet. They are there because Depp is working on Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales. The film production company was offered a $20 million tax incentive to shot the fifth installment of the Pirates franchise there. But now Johnny Depp …

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‘Netflix Tax’ Proposed in Australia

Netflix is going to cost a little more in Australia. Treasurer Joe Hockey has confirmed reports that the new budget will include a plan to charge a 10 percent Goods and Services Tax on online services based outside of the country. From Gizmodo Australia: According to Hockey, this GST extension wouldn’t apply to products that cost under $1000 imported into …

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Netflix Is Now Live in Australia and New Zealand

It’s still Monday morning for most of us in the West, but it’s already Tuesday, March 24 down under. That means it’s officially Netflix launch day in Australia and New Zealand. It's time. http://t.co/EbBvY6jnT8 #NetflixDownUnder https://t.co/ewSXn2xsCf — Netflix ANZ (@NetflixANZ) March 23, 2015 G'day! #Netflix is officially available "Down Under!"AUS and NZ fans follow @NetflixANZ for updates #NetflixDownUnder — Netflix US …

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Netflix Hits Australia, New Zealand March 24

We’ve known Netflix was readying its launch in Australia and New Zealand with March in mind, and today the company has announced a specific date. Netflix will land in Australia and New Zealand on March 24. “Many Aussies and Kiwis have heard a lot about Netflix over the years, and we’re excited they’ll get to experience our unique blend of …

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Russell Crowe’s “The Water Diviner”: See The Trailer

Russell Crowe’s directorial debut, The Water Diviner, made a huge splash in its native Australia. In fact, Russell Crowe’s film won the Best Picture prize at the Aussies’ version of the Academy Awards. But, when will audiences in the US have the pleasure of seeing Russell Crowe’s beautiful film? In the spring, hopefully, because Russell Crowe made an amazing-looking movie. …

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This Site Will Ship Glitter Bombs to Your Enemies, You Passive-Aggressive Ass

ShipYourEnemiesGlitter.com is a new site that does exactly what it says it does. If you have an enemy, and you want to show them your hate in the most passive-aggressive way imaginable, the good folks at ShipYourEnemiesGlitter.com will package up a bunch of glitter and send it their way. And you know glitter. It’s going to get everywhere. “We’ve had …

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Google Rolls Local Update Out To More Countries

Back in July, Google launched an algorithm update that shook up local search results in the U.S. While Google never gave it an official name like Panda or Penguin that we’re aware of, Search Engine Land started calling it the “Pigeon” update, and that’s what people in the industry have, for the most part, adopted for it. That update has …

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Michael Fassbender Dating Co-star Alicia Vikander

X-Men: Days of Future Past star Michael Fassbender is reportedly dating his The Light Between Oceans co-star Alicia Vikander. The two had filmed parts of The Light Between Oceans in Australia. Fassbender, 37, was photographed with the 26-year-old Swedish actress at Bondi Beach in Sydney. German-born Fassbender went surfing, and then joined Vikander on shore for a meal. The Light …

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Netflix Readies Australia, New Zealand Launch

Netflix announced that it will launch in Australia and New Zealand in March. The launch has been anticipated for a long time, but in recent weeks, we’ve seen talk of its inevitability ramp up. Now it’s official. Netflix said in its announcement: Internet-connected users in Australia and New Zealand will be able to subscribe to Netflix and instantly watch a …

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Kim Kardashian Arrives In Australia To Promote Her New Perfume

Kim Kardashian, who recently tried to “break the internet” with her nude photos for Paper magazine, has landed in Melbourne. The celebrity is in Australia to launch her new perfume, Fleur Fatale, which will launch in Australia next month. Kardashian was spotted on November 16 at a private room in Bondi restaurant Icebergs. She is now in Melbourne to attend …

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Christmas Lights World Record Set For Display in Australia

Christmas lights are a time-honored tradition that illustrate the decadence of the holiday season and can often help brighten up otherwise dreary winter days. It may come as a shock to some Americans, then, to learn that an Australian holds the record for largest Christmas lights display. Last November David Richards of Canberra, Australia reclaimed the world record for most …

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Netflix Reportedly Gearing Up for Australian Launch

It looks like Netflix is readying its push into the land down under. Australian news site Mumbrella is reporting that Netflix has tapped both a creative and a social media marketing agency to help the company’s move to the country. And the campaign could be a big one. From Mumbrella: It is thought the service will launch a multi-million dollar …

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Ku Klux Klan Garb Used To Protest Burqa In Australian Parliament

In protest of the repeal of an interim rule requiring people with facial coverings such as burqas to be seated separately from the public galleries, one Australian protester wore a Ku Klux Klan hood in Parliament. The protester was accompanied by a man wearing a motorcycle helmet and another man wearing a niqab, and all three men attempted to enter …

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Klu Klux Klan In Australia? A Reminder That America’s Hate-Filled Legacy Is NO Secret

When looking for an outfit as part of an anti-Muslim protest at the Australian Parliament House, one man opted for a Klu Klux Klan uniform. He was (of course) indignant that he and his fellow protesters were subjected to a search while hijab-wearing Muslim women were not. The protest was in response to the partial revocation of a partial burqa …

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First Guy to Buy an iPhone 6 Is a Huge Butterfingers

Today’s the day for Apple fanatics. Those who chose not to pre-order the new iPhones are have been standing in lines across the world for hours – oftentimes overnight – just to get their hands on the coveted devices on launch day. In Perth, a man named Jack Cooksey was the first person in the city to buy one. And …

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Kanye West “Doing Fine” After Health Scare

Kanye West had a bit of a health scare while touring in Australia on Wednesday. The rapper was rushed to the emergency room at Epworth Hospital in Richmond, Melbourne for a migraine that developed after a basketball game and just hours before he was supposed to perform. Kanye was given an emergency MRI scan, but wasn’t admitted and was back …

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Amazon Coins Expanded To Two More Countries

Amazon Coins (not to be confused with Amazon’s recently launched store for collectable coins) is expanding into Japan and Australia. The virtual currency was launched last year, and the company says customers have already spent hundreds of millions of Amazon Coins. Amazon’s Mike Hines writes in a blog post: Now customers in Japan and Australia can use Amazon Coins on …

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Swine Flu Epidemic Hits Australia

In 2009, the World Health Organization classified the H1N1 strain of influenza, more commonly referred to as swine flu, as a Phase 6 pandemic, the highest rating possible for such a virus. Thankfully, the pandemic only lasted slightly longer than one year, with the WHO declaring the pandemic over in August 2010. If Australia has any impact on WHO classifications, …

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Flight 370 Search: Dutch Firm Hired to Investigate

It has been almost exactly five months since Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 (MH370) crashed somewhere along its route from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Beijing, China. In the frantic search conducted immediately following the plane’s disappearance, scientists and investigators found essentially no trace of the plane or the 239 passengers onboard when it disappeared. After taking a short hiatus from the …

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Australian Couple Ditches Baby With Thai Surrogate

An Australian couple who paid a Thai surrogate to carry their twin babies left one near Bangkok after finding out the boy had Down’s Syndrome and a congenital heart condition. The couple returned to Australia with a healthy girl. Pattaramon Chanbua, 21, was paid roughly $14,900 to carry the twins who were born in December, and has been caring for …

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‘Snapchat’ Drug Is Sending People to the Hospital

Police in Darwin, Northern Territory Australia have had to issue an official drug warning over a new amphetamine pill that bears the Snapchat logo and is sending people to the hospital. The drug, street named Snapchat due to the Snapchat ghost logo imprinted on the pill, has sent a number of people to local hospitals in consecutive weekends. According to …

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Keith Urban, Nicole Kidman Marriage ‘Strained’

Perhaps distance does not make the heart grow fonder. There have been a slew of celebrity couples blaming marital woes on distance. Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban are the latest couple whose marriage is reportedly under strain because of distance. Sources say the stars barely get to see each other at the moment, which has made it difficult to work …

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Instagram Ads Going Global ‘Later This Year’

On the heels of what the company is calling a very successful ad rollout in the US, Instagram has announced that they plan on taking their new ads global very soon. According to Instagram, they will build on their “momentum” by launching ads in users’ photo feeds in Canada, Australia, and the UK ‘later this year.” “The results for advertisers …

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Human Remains Found In Crocodile

On Sunday, Australian police made a shocking discovery inside a large crocodile. During a search for a 62-year-old man, who was believed to have been snatched from his boat at Kakadu National Park, authorities shot and killed two saltwater crocodiles approximately a mile from where the man was attacked. One of the crocodiles, measuring 15-foot, 5-inch, contained human remains, believed …

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Janelle Monae Ill, Tour With Kimbra Cancelled

Janelle Monae and Kimbra’s Golden Electric Tour is over. The remaining dates on the tour were cancelled via an announcement from Live Nation, citing Monae’s illness as the reason for the cancellation. The singer became ill upon her arrival in Australia and was rendered unable to perform. The ‘Electric Lady’ R&B artist is under strict medical supervision in Melbourne, Australia, …

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Conjoined Twins: One Body, Two Faces

Renee Young and Simon Howie, who already have seven other children, welcomed their twins, via emergency C-section, on Thursday, at Westmead Children’s Hospital in Sydney, Australia. While each and every birth is a special event, this birth was extra unique. The twins Hope and Faith were born conjoined with a rare congenital disorder called diprosopus. Young and Howie found out …

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