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Kylie Minogue has unveiled the very first taste of her upcoming album, lead single “Dancing”. “You’ve got the lyrical edge, that country feel, mixed with some sampling of the voice and electronic elements, so it does what it says on the label,” Kylie said of the country-infused pop song. “And I love that it’s called …

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Victoria Police have apologised for the homophobic harassment of former police officer Michael Maynes. Maynes joined the Victorian police force in 2008 but resigned in 2011. Three years later, the former officer took his own life. Fairfax Media reported Maynes had not been openly gay at work and a police and coronial investigation – prompted …

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Singer Darren Hayes has slammed Australian Conservatives leader Cory Bernardi after the senator used one of Savage Garden’s songs in a political stunt ahead of Australia Day. Last year Triple J announced it was moving the date of its popular Hottest 100 countdown to January 27 out of respect for Indigenous Australians after a large …

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US scientists say they’re making progress on a single pill that could be taken just once a week to treat HIV. The slow-release capsule could replace the daily medication currently needed by HIV-positive people to manage the virus, the researchers told the BBC. The pill resembles a normal capsule but contains a special star-shaped structure …

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A Sydney couple is suing printing company Vistaprint after receiving Satan-themed pamphlets on the eve of their wedding. Stephen Heasley, 31, and Andrew Borg, 39, were married in Pennsylvania last September. They spent weeks designing a wedding program which was to have listed the order of events, members of their wedding party, and lyrics to …

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New Zealand’s Statistics Minister James Shaw has blamed “silly answers” for the removal of LGBTI data from the country’s upcoming census. Last week, Statistics New Zealand announced the questions around sex and gender diversity and sexuality would be left out of the 2018 census, prompting frustration from the country’s LGBTI community. Mr Shaw said the …

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The brand new Australian production of Mamma Mia! has opened at QPAC’s Lyric Theatre in Brisbane. Mamma Mia! is all about the music, so who better to chat with than Music Supervisor Stephen Amos? Amos, winner of a 2016 Helpmann Award (Matilda The Musical), knows Mamma Mia! well. His first time with the ABBA show …

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A new trailer for upcoming teen romantic comedy Love, Simon has been released. The movie is based on author Becky Albertalli’s 2015 young adult novel Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda and follows the titular character, seventeen-year-old Simon Spier, who falls for his online pen pal, Blue. At first Blue is the only person who …

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A US man has reportedly scored a date after his mother sent his “smutty” Instagram photos to a carpenter. In a post on his Twitter account that’s since gone viral, 30-year-old Sohail said that his mum had found a unicorn mirror at a estate sale and bought it for her son. But the man’s sister …

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A Darwin couple has made history with the Northern Territory’s first same-sex wedding. Keith Edwards and Afham Janil had a low-key ceremony at the Darwin registry office on Monday, attended by a handful of friends. Keith told the NT News it was a relief to be able to marry his partner legally in Australia. “It …

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