They talk about: how Easy A is going to be Emma's breakout role, the VMA's, Chelsea's massage chair, and hot pockets.
SYDNEY (Reuters Life!) - Oprah Winfrey might have surprised her talk show audience Monday by giving them all a free, eight-day trip to Australia but the trip also surprised Australians -- with a A$3 million (US$2.8 million) bill.
Tourism Minister Martin Ferguson said the federal and state New South Wales governments would spend more than $3 million helping to bring "The Oprah Winfrey Show" to Australia as a way to boost tourism.
He said it was money well spent as it would put Australia in the spotlight with the popular TV show watched by 40 million Americans and screened in 145 countries.
"Oprah is a household name and her star power has the potential to life Australia's profile as a premier tourist destination," Ferguson said in a statement Tuesday.
Former federal tourism minister John Brown asked the media not to be "cynical about the cost" at a time when the number of Australian leaving for overseas holidays outstrips the number of tourists coming to Australia for vacations.
"We spent hundreds of millions of dollars over 30 years without much effect, I must say that honestly," he told a news conference. "The publicity that Oprah will bring to Australia around the world is something you couldn't buy."
The trip was announced by Winfrey at the premiere of her 25th and final season Monday.
Some 300 audience members clapped, cried and hugged each other as Winfrey told them they were off to Australia for eight days and seven nights where she will film at least two episodes of her show including one at the Sydney Opera House on December 14.
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NBC aired a repeat of America’s Got Talent.
Katy Perry is still riding high off the successes of her first two Teenage Dream singles: the VMA-nominated "California Gurls" and "Teenage Dream." Now fans are hankering to know what she might release next from the album, but Perry is keeping that detail under wraps.
But she did leave fans with a hint, describing the video for the next single as "touching."
With an emotional track lined up, Perry also has some plans to tour sometime next year. "I hope that it's going to engage all of your senses: sight, sound, smell, taste, touch," she explained, adding that she had a warning for anyone who has been trying to take a bite out of her scented cotton-candy album cover. "It smells good, but you can't eat the album. I've had people eating the album, and I can't take responsibility for that."
Perry also revealed how excited she's been with the response to the album and its singles. "There's not many more places to go than #1," she said. "There's number zero, but that could be a Catch-22."
'Morning, benders!" The Inbetweeners (E4) is back for a third series, and Will, Simon, Neil and Jay haven't changed a bit, except that Jay has a car, which he refers to as the "minge mobile". Otherwise they're still sexist, stupid, deluded, ill-mannered, unbelievably vulgar and terribly funny.
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Went to see Black Swan with my girl Emmanuelle Chriqui..we somehow color coordinated our outfits. Hilarious. Oh and Black Swan is pretty incredible!! So intense, so thought provoking, and Natalie P really is amazing in it. Rockin the fake python at Black Swan last night!
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Uma Thurman, Lee Pace, Michael Arangano, Jason Reitman and Henry Winkler all turned up yesterday for the premiere of "Ceremony" at the Isabel Bader Theatre located in the University of Toronto campus. The film was written and directed by Max Winkler.
IMDB synopsis: A young guy looks to crash the wedding of a thirty-something woman with whom he's infatuated.
On a sticky August night at Noho record shop Other Music, Sean Lennon takes the microphone, guitar in hand, with an affable, slightly apologetic air. His girlfriend, the model Charlotte Kemp Muhl, sits inches away from him, a large accordian teetering on her lap. "Look, we have one fan," jokes Charlotte in her breathy voice, pointing to a wiry fellow at the side of the small riser. "I'm going to try not to forget the words," Sean responds. "We've never played this song, except alone in our living room."
Soon after Sean turns 35 next month, he and Charlotte, a 23-year-old beauty from Atlanta, will release their first album together as a folk duo.
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This part was originally supposed to be for a 37-year-old woman--she's a mother--but when I read the script, I knew I had to have the part. It was selfish of me. I worried I would ruin it for other people. But I had to try it.
I want babies. Lots of babies. Of course!
You make your mistakes on a bigger screen for everyone to see. I'd look at what we shot on a day and it was like, 'Oh, gosh, I'm terrible.'
I want to have a brunch place, a bakery, and a Southern restaurant--because my family's from Georgia--and then I want a place that is all-over-the-world cuisine... I take a cooking class everywhere I travel. I find it's the best way to get to know a culture. It's what people bring to the family every day, what they break bread over--it's a very intimate thing.
Yeah, I don't comment on my relationships, so you can skip that one! My anonymity is something I treasure. Wanting to be an actor and wanting to be famous are different.