With two well-known people passing away this week, it's only natural that Twitter was awash with tribute tweets and words of reflection. Paul Walker's shock death had scores of celebrities tweeting their sorrow, but none were more heartfelt than those of his Fast & Furious co-stars. Nelson Mandela's passing yesterday was mourned around the globe, and Rihanna was just one high-profile star to mourn his death publically. It wasn't all doom and gloom, though — Joel Madden made sure of that! He and Jessica Biel both made us laugh out loud with their funny tweets, while many others like Anna Kendrick, John Legend and Ellen DeGerenes kept us entertained throughout the week. Click through to read this week's top celebrity tweets!
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It was all about Australia this week at POPSUGAR! Whether we were celebrating the best of Aussie music talent (and some international as well) at the 2013 ARIA Awards, welcoming cool new labels to the country, falling in love with new lines from local brands, or devouring the first mangoes of the season, it was a quintessential first week of Summer. Fashion editor Jasmine took in some of Witchery's stunning new pieces, celebrity and entertainment editor Jess was on the black carpet at the ARIAs and health and beauty editor Alison tore through some of her favourite beauty producst — keen to see the pictures? Click through to check them all out, and don't forget to follow us on Instagram!
He's been on the showbiz scene for a number of years, but somehow John Legend has always managed to stay under the radar. Now, with a new song that just hit number one on the Australian iTunes chart, a soaring personal life and a huge upcoming tour, it seems like John's name is one we can't avoid! There's more to this man than his music, though — click through to find out five fast facts about John, and join his booming fan base!
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Reports have emerged today that Miranda Kerr is in a secret relationship with media and casino mogul James Packer. Mere months after each split from their long-term partners, The Daily Telegraph broke the story this afternoon, citing confirmation of the budding romance from well-placed sources. The Sydney Morning Herald also reports that tomorrow's Woman's Day will feature the story on their cover, along with confirmation from various sources.
Miranda, 30, and James, 46, have been friends for a long time, and have holidayed together in the past. In 2012, Miranda, Orlando Bloom and their son Flynn joined James, his now-ex-wife Erica, and their kids Indigo and Jackson on a relaxing trip to Bora Bora in the French Polynesia. The families have long mixed in the same social circles, and both Miranda and Erica hail from Gunnedah in NSW.
Just three months ago, the Packers announced their shock split after six years of marriage; this was followed by news of Miranda and Orlando's break-up just under two months later. While nothing has been confirmed as yet, we'll be keeping our eye on this story as it develops.
The carpet has rolled, and the stars have arrived: the 2013 ARIA Awards are underway! Before the official show got started, nominees, presenters and performers walked the black carpet at The Star in Sydney, including Jessica Mauboy, Guy Sebastian and his expectant wife Jules, Boy & Bear, Ella Yellich-O’Connor aka Lorde, who’s performing her song “Team,” Alicia Keys, and the man of the night Harley Streten aka Flume, who’s been nominated for eight awards. Brisbane band Sheppard and last year’s The X Factor winner Samantha Jade warmed up the night with black carpet performances that kept fans excited and entertained as musicians made their way inside. We’ve seen the stars getting ready — now click through to see their final looks for the main event. You can catch all the action on GO! from 7:30 p.m.
— Additional reporting by Jessica Chandra
The 2013 ARIA Awards might not kick off until tonight, but that doesn't mean all's quiet behind the scenes! Lucky we have Instagram and Twitter to keep us on top of all the happenings — so far we've seen Jessica Mauboy showing off her backstage pass ahead of rehearsals, Samantha Jade on her way to set up for her 3pm performance on the David Jones black carpet, and New Zealand superstar Lorde chilling backstage in some casual closes. With Flume, Alicia Keys, Cody Simpson, Guy Sebastian and more all expected to walk the carpet, you can expect to see all the first photos here as they happen. Stay tuned — and don't forget to watch on GO! from 7:30pm tonight.
CarriageWorks in Sydney's Redfern had high glamour thrown its way last night, when supermodel Naomi Campbell stepped out to launch new reality show, The Face Australia. The modelling contest will be kicking off on Australian televisions in early 2014, with Aussie models Cheyenne Tozzi and Nicole Trunfio joining Naomi on the judging panel. Last night, the three judges were joined by The Face's host, fashion photographer Georges Antoni, and famed US designer, Zac Posen. Zac spent time adjusting good friend Naomi's dress, allowing it to be shown to full effect; Cheyenne and Nicole were in on the memo and were also sporting long, flowing dresses. Click through to see the gorgeous pictures from the event, and stay tuned for the show's official start date!
It was a musician-heavy collection of tweets that entertained us this week, with stars such as Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber, Ariana Grande and Lorde all providing great talking points for us via social media. Lorde took Complex magazine to task after they hinted at a rivalry with Nicki Minaj and Drake, while Taylor Swift was all about the fans. Superstar-in-the-making Ariana Grande sounded like she'd had enough, Justin Bieber took time to be grateful, and Aussie singer Cody Simpson gave a shout-out to Sydney — but the best exchange we saw? The one where Kim Kardashian tweeted Seth Rogen to tell him what she thought of his and James Franco's knock-off of the Bound 2 video. So good. Curious to see it all? Click through to read all!
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Who else can't believe we've come to the end of November?! With Christmas just around the corner, our working week can be summed up in three words: Summer, Summer, Summer! From the books we'll be reading (or have read!), to the shoes we'll be wearing and the new beauty trends we'll be trying, it all came flying at us this week.
We hit the Sydney premiere of Summer movie Anchorman 2, where stars Will Ferrell, Steve Carell and Paul Rudd charmed their way through the crowds, we got re-acquainted with sugar — Cassie Platt's book made us feel much better about it, though — and hit the headlands to burn it all off with the help of a very cool new watch.
In fashion and beauty, we "spotted" some slick Winter style coming out of Country Road and got a glimpse of Australia's exclusive H&M line-up, while health and beauty editor Alison tried a fantastic new hair product that we think is going to take the world by storm. Click through to see all the visual evidence of our busy week, and don't forget to follow POPSUGAR Australia on Instagram. Happy Friday!
Hers is a name we've heard bandied about a lot in recent times — but we were never 100 percent sure what the fuss was all about. Ever since Monday's American Music Awards, though, Ariana Grande is the one person we haven't stopped thinking about. With an impressive resume (at an even more impressive age), a small scandal and celebrity fans under her belt, it's clear Ariana is one up-and-coming star who's worth getting to know. Curious? Click through to get up to speed on this superstar in the making!
Celebrities went to town on Twitter this week! There was no shortage of funny quips, amusing reactions, and pop culture references — and there was the odd celebrity mention, too! Olivia Wilde dished the dirt on her relationship with her Xbox, Network 10 star Natasha Exelby reacted (in a funny way) to her shock firing, Lily Allen got a bit excited about who was on her plane, and The Bachelor star Tim Robards melted hearts with a gorgeous tweet about his new love, Anna. Katy Perry got real about unconditional love — gotta love her honesty! — and Miley Cyrus is ready to party for her 21st birthday today. Ready to jump in? Click through to catch up on this week's best celebrity tweets!
There are only 31 days until Christmas (!) so if you haven't gotten a head start on your shopping, you've come to the right place. Here at POPSUGAR Australia, we know gift giving can be tough, so we've gone ahead and done all the hard work for you. In this bumper gift guide, you'll find over 150 funny, cool, pretty, perfect presents to choose from, with prices starting as low as $2.90 and ranging all the way up into serious brownie-points territory. We've covered sisers, boyfriends, healthy eaters, best friends, tea-drinking friends, jet-setters, fans of the Hunger Games — and so much more! So get clicking, and start snapping up some of these goodies. . . then thank yourself when you're all sorted with a week to go before Santa comes.
"Devastated to report that Blur won't be performing at BDO in 2014. It’s a shock that it has come to this. Only 8 weeks to go, the band feels that with the constantly shifting goalposts and challenging conditions of the organisers, they can't let it drag on any longer and want to make this announcement, to be clear to Blur fans that they won't be there. We've done our very best to work with the organisers and considered every option to make it happen, but they’ve let us down and let everyone else down too."
Blur's inclusion in the BDO lineup caused excitement to reach a fever pitch when tickets went on sale earlier this year — no doubt many ticket holders will be left feeling disappointed with the latest turn of events. While there's been no word yet from Big Day Out organisers, we'll keep you posted as information comes to hand.
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The weather outside might be cold and miserable for us today, but our week was anything but! With a visit from the lovely Anna and Rochelle from The Bachelor, a good chat with Khloe Kardashian, enough fresh flowers to open our own florist and a buzzing premiere that had Kristen Wiig and Ben Stiller hitting our shores, it was a big and eventful week that we don't want to end. We also took in some gorgeous new pieces from various Australian labels (including a cool new collaboration), discovered a lipstick we'll be carting around this Summer, and ate our weight in mini burgers, sweet treats and fresh fruit. Click through to check out all the pictures from the week, and don't forget to follow us on Instagram!
Starting out with 25 beautiful women competing for his attention, Australia's first Bachelor Tim Robards always had his work cut-out for him when it came to finding his potential soul mate. The competition is more fierce than ever, with fan favourite Ali being eliminated last week, leaving only two women remaining: 26-year-old criminal lawyer Anna, and 27-year-old model Rochelle. Both ladies were earmarked early in the show as being genuine and down-to-earth, so it's no surprise to see them battling it out for the title now. Anna and Rochelle have both been the object of much of Tim's affections, each scoring unique dates and passionate kisses, and forging a special connection with the Bachelor. But only one woman can win — who do you think it will be?
What got our favourite celebrities talking this week? Well, mostly other celebrities. Lena Dunham took to Twitter to chat to her fans about Lily Allen's new film clip and song, Kate Upton got typing to welcome her good friend (who knew?) Cameron Diaz to the Twittersphere, and Kelly Oxford lamented about modern-day Meg Ryan and Billy Crystal. Justin Timberlake talked about pasta — we knew we liked the guy — Sarah Jessica Parker sent love to the Phillipines and Rebel Wilson celebrated an impressive night in American television ratings. Oh, and Kaley Cuoco? She's not pregnant. Click through to read all these tweets, and more!