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  • John Oliver Announces Australian Stand-Up Tour
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    John Oliver Announces Australian Stand-Up Tour

    Actor, talk show host, and all-around comic genius John Oliver is touring Australia in 2015. The cultural and political sharpshooter has announced plans to bring his stand-up comedy routine down under for the first time ever. The host of Peabody Award-winning current affairs talk show Last Week Tonight With John Oliver, whom others might recognise

  • RIP Grooveshark: Controversial Streaming Service Shuts Down
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    RIP Grooveshark: Controversial Streaming Service Shuts Down

    Controversial music streaming service Grooveshark is dead. The company has officially shut down its service, after reaching a settlement agreement with some of the major record labels who have been fighting to stop it over the past few years. In a statement (below) posted to its website, Grooveshark has announced its closure and apologised for

  • ‘The Book Of Mormon’ Is Coming To Melbourne
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    ‘The Book Of Mormon’ Is Coming To Melbourne

    The creators of South Park, Trey Parker and Matt Stone, are bringing their Broadway hit show The Book Of Mormon to Australia, and have announced the show will debut in Melbourne from January 2017. “We can’t wait to get started,” Parker and Stone said while announcing the show’s Melbourne season, reports Fairfax. “Everyone says we

  • Watch Lee Lin Chin Read Mean Tweets To Her Enemies
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    Watch Lee Lin Chin Read Mean Tweets To Her Enemies

    SBS news anchor Lee Lin Chin has proven yet again that she’s not to be fucked with. In her latest outing with SBS 2’s The Feed, Lee Lin jumps on the “Celebrities Read Mean Tweets” bandwagon, made famous by Jimmy Kimmel. Normally, it involves just that – celebrities reading mean tweets that people send them.

  • Australia Doesn’t Want Russell Crowe To Be Australian
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    Australia Doesn’t Want Russell Crowe To Be Australian

    Say what you like about Russell Crowe, he’s nothing if not persistent. New Zealand’s most famous non-Middle Earth export has revealed that he twice applied for Australian citizenship, and was rejected both times. In an interview with British magazine Radio Times, 50-year-old Crowe revealed that he applied to become a real Aussie in 2006 and

  • Netflix Reveals Australian Launch Date, iiNet Unmetered Deal
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    Netflix Reveals Australian Launch Date, iiNet Unmetered Deal

    The wait is almost over. Netflix will officially begin streaming all of its television and movie goodness in Australia and New Zealand on 24th March, offering standard definition, high-definition and 4K ultra-high definition plans. Originally not expected to arrive until late 2015, Netflix’s Aussie arrival was later bumped up to some time in late March.

  • Schwing! A Wayne’s World Pop-Up Bar Is Coming To Sydney
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    Schwing! A Wayne’s World Pop-Up Bar Is Coming To Sydney

    The Baberaham Lincoln of pop-up bars is about to open in Sydney. The Wayne’s World-themed watering hole, dubbed ‘Whiskey Jerx’, is the mega, copious, capacious, cajunga brainchild of three local bartenders with a mutual love of Mike Myers’ and Dana Carvey’s 1992 cult movie classic. Ben Blair, Reece Griffiths and Lee Potter Cavanagh’s temporary tavern

  • Two Days Left For Guvera’s Travel Like A Rock Star Competition
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    Two Days Left For Guvera’s Travel Like A Rock Star Competition

    There’s just two days left for punters to enter Australian owned and operated music streaming service Guvera‘s largest ever competition, which offers Platinum subscribers the chance to combine two of life’s greatest pleasures – travel and music. The competition has already seen one winner drawn, who will be jet-setting off to Spain to catch EDM

  • Guvera Offers Users The Chance To Travel Like A Rock Star
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    Guvera Offers Users The Chance To Travel Like A Rock Star

    Australian owned and operated music streaming service Guvera has launched its largest ever competition, encouraging customers to upgrade to its Platinum service by offering them the chance to to win one of three unique overseas music experiences. New and existing customers to upgrade to Platinum will get the chance to combine two of life’s greatest

  • Guvera Celebrates 800K Registered Members And Growth In Indonesia
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    Guvera Celebrates 800K Registered Members And Growth In Indonesia

    Guvera, the Australian-owned and operated music streaming service, reached a milestone 800,000 registered members this week, seeing their ongoing growth continue with strong results in Australia as well as in Indonesia, where recent marketing efforts are creating a surge of excitement in fans. “We’re delighted that all of the hard work our team have put

  • Streaming Service Guvera Signs Music Partner Agreement With Lenovo
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    Streaming Service Guvera Signs Music Partner Agreement With Lenovo

    Aussie owned and operated music streaming service Guvera has today signed an agreement with tech company Lenovo to become its worldwide music partner. The deal will see Guvera’s music streaming service pre-installed onto Lenovo mobile devices, cementing the service’s status as a global player in the digital music streaming industry. The Australian owned Guvera offers

  • ‘The Feed’ Returns With Lee Lin Chin’s “Hollywood Minute”
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    ‘The Feed’ Returns With Lee Lin Chin’s “Hollywood Minute”

    SBS 2 have announced the return of their news/culture/technology program, The Feed, which will now feature a special new celebrity gossip segment, hosted by one of the network’s most respected and beloved newsreaders, Lee Lin Chin, titled, of course, Celebrity Chin Wag with Lee Lin Chin. “SBS 2 is a new channel, it’s building its

  • Philip Seymour Hoffman Found Dead In New York Home
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    Philip Seymour Hoffman Found Dead In New York Home

    Oscar-winning and critically acclaimed actor Philip Seymour Hoffman has been found dead in his New York City apartment after an apparent drug overdose. He was 46-years-old. The New York Times reports the actor was discovered in his West Village apartment on Sunday at around 11:30 am, by a concerned friend. An official told the Times,

  • Quentin Tarantino Sues Gawker Over Leaked Script
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    Quentin Tarantino Sues Gawker Over Leaked Script

    Director Quentin Tarantino is suing online media company Gawker for leaking the script of his unproduced western film The Hateful Eight online, seeking actual and statutory damages, as well as Gawker’s profits to the tune of at least U$1 million. Details of the script first appeared online last week, enraging the man behind Reservoir Dogs

  • NBC Renews ‘Parks And Recreation’ For Season 7
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    NBC Renews ‘Parks And Recreation’ For Season 7

    Soon you’ll be able to treat yo self to a whole new season of the Amy Poehler-fronted Parks And Recreation, with the NBC program being renewed for a seventh hilarious season. NBC president and chairman Robert Greenblatt confirmed that the show will push on into a seventh season when pressed by journalists at the recent

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