Sneak peek at the new Jason Bourne trailer

JASON BOURNE is releasing in Australian Cinemas on July 28th


NGV to announce two major international exhibitions and major Australian artist retrospective

“Our summer blockbuster this year will be a major survey of David Hockney, arguably Britain’s greatest living artist. The show, created by the NGV in collaboration with Hockney’s studio, will be a colourful and immersive display of more than 700 artworks from the past decade of Hockney’s career, many never seen in Australia before.”

“We’ll also have an NGV-developed exhibition of the renowned avant-garde fashion designers Viktor&Rolf, featuring 35 haute couture pieces from their archives and international museum collections plus a selection of their ‘Dolls’, replicas of antique dolls dressed in the designers’ most iconic looks. It will be curated by Thierry Maxime-Loriot, curator of The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier.”

“The most comprehensive survey of one of Australia’s greatest living artist’s, John Olsen – now nearly in his seventh decade of practice, it will trace his full career from his first exhibition in 1955 to his more recent work.”


Bridget Jones's Baby - First Trailer officially released

Everyone’s favourite singleton is back!

 

Oscar® winners Renée Zellweger and Colin Firth are joined by Patrick Dempsey for the next chapter of the world’s favorite singleton in Bridget Jones’s Baby.  Directed by Sharon Maguire (Bridget Jones’s Diary), the new film in the beloved comedy series based on creator Helen Fielding’s heroine finds Bridget unexpectedly expecting. 

 

After breaking up with Mark Darcy (Firth), Bridget Jones’s (Zellweger) “happily ever after” hasn’t quite gone according to plan.  Fortysomething and single again, she decides to focus on her job as top news producer and surround herself with old friends and new.  For once, Bridget has everything completely under control.  What could possibly go wrong?

 

Then her love life takes a turn and Bridget meets a dashing American named Jack (Dempsey), the suitor who is everything Mr. Darcy is not.  In an unlikely twist she finds herself pregnant, but with one hitch…she can only be fifty percent sure of the identity of her baby’s father.

 

The much-anticipated third installment of the Bridget Jones franchise welcomes fellow Academy Award® winner Emma Thompson to the cast.  Longtime collaborators Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner of Working Title Films produce alongside Debra Hayward.  Universal Pictures will distribute Bridget Jones’s Baby in North America and select international territories. 


Mega vivid Sydney 2016 Line-up Announced

The longest ever Vivid Sydney will shine for 23 nights when it illuminates Sydney Harbour, new and much-loved precincts, and hosts vibrant music performances and big ideas talks, from Friday 27 May to Saturday 18 June.

Destination NSW Chief Executive Officer and Executive Producer-Vivid Sydney, Sandra Chipchase said, “This year Vivid Sydney is back with an incredible program where art, creativity and innovation meet, and are celebrated by local and international visitors.”

“Vivid Sydney delivers the world’s leading light artists in Vivid Light, cutting-edge musicians in Vivid Music, and creative innovators in Vivid Ideas. In 2015 the festival attracted a record 1.7 million attendees, and this year visitors to Vivid Sydney will have longer to experience the wonder of Vivid Sydney, and enjoy our biggest year yet.”

In a Vivid Sydney first, the sails of the world-heritage listed Sydney Opera House will celebrate the rich and diverse work of Australia’s Indigenous artists through the projection, Songlines. This exceptional work of art is directed by Sydney Opera House Head of Indigenous Programming, Rhoda Roberts of the Bundjalung Nation of NSW, and brings together six Indigenous artists whose work illustrates the extraordinary connections between Indigenous astronomy and the natural world – the celestial and terrestrial Songlines that weave through time and distance, earth and sky.

Vivid Sydney’s brilliant light also returns to Chatswood, Central Park, Darling Harbour and the Australian National Maritime Museum, Martin Place and new precinct The Galeries, which becomes the festival’s first indoor precinct. Treasured attractions, the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney and Taronga Zoo, will light up during Vivid Sydney in celebration of the monumental anniversaries both celebrate in 2016.

At Garden of Light, visitors will take a glittering journey through the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney as part of its 200th birthday celebrations. Grand installations will dazzle and delight including the impressive 60-metre long Cathedral of Light, made from hundreds of thousands of white LEDs which radiate gentle but brilliant light from all angles.

Vivid Music will pulse through the city with new sounds and venues with highlights including the world premiere of Björk Digital, a new virtual reality project from the international avant-garde artist and the inaugural Curve Ball – a large scale live music and art event from Fuzzy Music, both held at Carriageworks.

Vivid LIVE at the Sydney Opera House will unleash a series of incredible acts including synth-pop legends New Order, indie folk band Bon Iver, jazz artist Esperenza Spalding and the Australian premiere of Anohni’s astonishing multimedia show.

The Sydney Conservatorium of Music will present The Sound Gardens: Vivid New Music performed by talented students with guest artists Natasha Anderson, Anthony Pateras and Clayton Thomas. Aussie hip-hop will be celebrated at Come Together @ Luna Park and One Day Sundays at The Factory in Marrickville. ARIA Hall of Fame inductees and 80s trailblazers the Models will join fellow chart-toppers the Machinations and a stripped down version of Dave Mason’s The Reels to present The Models, Machinations & The Reels for one night only at the Enmore Theatre.

Vivid Music venues joining the line-up in 2016 include Newtown Social Club, brand new venue Cake Wines Cellar Door and returning favourites including Oxford Art Factory, Freda’s and The Basement.

Vivid Sydney, now in its eighth year is the world’s largest festival of light, music and ideas and is owned, managed and produced by the NSW Government’s tourism and major events agency, Destination NSW. Vivid Sydney runs from Friday 27 May to Saturday 18 June 2016. For more information visit VividSydney.com

 


Inside Kochie's birthday bash . . .

Koch built a career as a finance journalist before jumping to TV.

He will notch up 15 years at the helm of Seven’s breakfast show in October.

The birthday party included live music, drinks and food and plenty of embarrassing costumes as every guest took on the rock theme with a vengeance.

Kochie came as his music idol Michael Hutchence, in black and white striped pants, a loose black shirt and a wavy long dark brown hair wig.

His Seven stablemates were all dressed in full ‘inner rock star’ mode too, withSunrise co-host Sam Armytage doing her Olivia Newton John impersonation as ‘Sandy’ from the movie Grease.

Sports guru Mark Baretts chose Angus Young from AC/DC, while Natalie Barr went for Axl Rose from Guns ‘n’ Roses guns and Edwina Bartholemew opted for June Carter (as in the husband of country legend Johnny Cash) who was played by her boyfriend, Storyful executive, Neil Varcoe.

Kochie’s former Sunrise host, Melissa Doyle and husband John Dunlop also came to the party, showing there is definitely no ill will between the two.

In a quick round of speeches, Libby Koch, his wife of more than 30 years said the pair, like every couple, had their ups and downs.

“There have been of highs and lows,” said Libby, dressed as a spiky haired Alicia Keyes.

“He’s reached over and picked me up over the ledge and made me aim higher and I have reached down and given him a lift and we’ve gone on to have some fabulous highs.

“We’ve fallen into a few ice crevices and we’ve clawed our way out.

“But we have always stuck together because life is never going to ‘tear us apart’,” she said, referring Kochie’s favourite INXS song.

Kochie was also anointed a “finance nerd” and “daggy dad” in a fun joint speech by his four grown-up children.

In a philanthropic move, instead of gifts Kochie requested guests donate to Youth Off The Streets.

The night wasn’t complete until Kochie got up on stage to join the band to sing Never Tear Us Apart.

This article was originally posted on news.com.au