Melbourne, March 6 : Taylor Swift has been named an immortal by Rolling Stone magazine.
The 23-year-old and some other post-millennial girl-power pop elite including Beyonce, Lady Gaga and Rihanna are among the 14 new immortals to join the pop culture arbiter's list of the greatest artists of all time, the Daily Telegraph reported.
"If Taylor Swift stopped producing hits right now, at 23, she could tour a killer oldies show for the rest of her life,'''' Rolling Stone proclaimed. (ANI)
Melbourne, Mar 2 : Bosses are urging their employees to suit up in an attempt to clamp down on work wear that has become a little too "casual".
Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer caused a stir earlier this week when she told employees they must work in the office or quit.
Melbourne, Mar. 2 : P. Diddy, who dated Jennifer Lopez for about two years from 1999, has claimed that his former girlfriend knows how to keep men in line.
The pair, who have managed to remain friends despite their split, were seen talking at a Golden Globes after-party earlier this year, where the 43-year-old diva introduced P. Diddy to her current boyfriend Casper Smart, News. com. au reported.
Melbourne, Feb 28 : Cricket Australia (CA) Thursday announced that Ellyse Perry had been diagnosed with a stress fracture in her ankle.
CA physiotherapist David Beakley said: "Ellyse underwent further investigations on her return to Sydney after the ICC Women's World Cup, which revealed a stress fracture in her distal left tibia.
After consultation with a specialist orthopaedic surgeon Ellyse will not require surgical intervention but instead will enter a period of rehabilitation that should see her make a return to sport in around 10-12 weeks."
Melbourne, Feb 25 : Christie Whelan-Browne has been signed on to portray Elizabeth Hurley in the newly revived `Shane Warne: The Musical.'
A litany of talent has been proposed, from Natalie Bassingthwaighte to Erika Heynatz, and even Dannii Minogue's name was discussed, News. com. au reported.
But Whelan-Browne - known for known for playing Britney Spears and Olivia Newton-John in musical theatres - was the one who turned out to be the right fit for the satirical must-see.
The outrageous and award-winning `Shane Warne: The Musical' deals with the 43-year-old cricketer's infamous infidelities and infantilities.
Melbourne, Feb 23 : Girls can now go wrong at age 14 compared to the previously said age of 18, a parenting expert has claimed.
Steve Biddulph told the Daily Telegraph that it is important to stay very close to your daughter and know what is going on and have boundaries as they won't be very good at setting them herself.
"If a girl is going to go wrong, it will be at 14," the Daily Telegraph quoted him as saying.
Biddulph cited girls being treated as a sexual commodity, mean girls, body image, alcohol abuse and the online world as the five main hazards.
Melbourne, Feb 23 : A jeans-lover from Melbourne has said that he has the solution to jeans that lose their colour and dexterity with washing - clean them in the freezer.
Fitzroy-based Nobody Denim wash designer Troy Strebe said overwashing was a pair of jeans' worst enemy.
"Washing definitely degrades not only the colour of the jean but also the fabric of the jean, especially if you are machine washing or drying," the Herald Sun quoted him as saying.
He said that one could put their jeans in the freezer next to a box of bicarb soda and turn them inside out and that freezes off the bacteria.
Melbourne, Feb 23 : Thousand of low-paid foreign workers will be stopped from coming into Australia and finding employment, under the federal government's crackdown on visas.
Under the new law which is to be announced by Immigration Minister Brendan O''Connor, employers will have to pay from the former market rate of 180,000 dollars to 250,000 dollars so as to close loopholes which allow a foreign worker to be paid less than an Australian citizen, the Courier Mail reports.
Melbourne, Feb 21 : Russell Brand has warned One Direction's Harry Styles that they could be heading for an "inter-generational sex war" if he continues to pursue older women.
The 37-year-old comedian said that after hearing Styles has a penchant for older women, he thinks the singer should back off and focus on girls his own age, the Herald Sun reported.
When a reporter told him Styles liked older women, Brand said: "That's not on, There's got to be carefully defined parameters otherwise there'll be an inter-generational sex war, and you know where that leads in the world of pop." (ANI)
Melbourne, Feb 21 : Jennifer Aniston has reportedly chosen her bridesmaids as she gears up to marry Justin Theroux.
According to reports, the actress has chosen Chelsea Handler as a bridesmaid because she is so "fiercely loyal" to her, the Herald Sun reported.
It was widely expected that Aniston would pick her close pal and `Friends' co-star Courteney Cox to be in her wedding party, but it seems that is not the case.
Instead, the 44-year-old bride-to-be has asked Emily Blunt and `Chelsea Lately' talk show host to be her bridesmaids.
Melbourne, Feb 21 : Anne Hathaway originally wanted to be a nun instead of an actress, it has been revealed.
The revelation was made while Russell Crowe was presenting an award to the 30-year-old actress at the 15th annual Costume Designer Guild.
"Then she found out they actually require you to wear underpants when they go out at night," the Daily Telegraph quoted him as jokingly saying.
Crowe was referencing to the unfortunate mishap that happened at the `Les Miserables' premiere in New York when Hathaway accidentally flashed herself getting out of a car.
Melbourne, Feb 20 : Cricket Australia (CA) Wednesday added Josh Hazlewood, Gurinder Sandhu and Peter Handscomb to the Australia A squad who are playing visiting side England Lions in six unofficial one-day games.
Hazelwood and Sandhu will join the squad in Hobart Wednesday evening while Handscomb will travel at the end of the Bupa Sheffield Shield match between Victoria and Queensland, said a CA press release.
Handscomb will only play in Friday's third match at the Bellerive Oval, Hobart. Hazlewood and Sandhu will travel with the squad to Sydney Saturday where they will play the last two games at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG).
Melbourne, Feb 20 : Cricket Australia (CA) appointed former Australian Football League (AFL) general manager football operations Adrian Anderson to review their integrity management.
CA chief executive officer (CEO) James Sutherland said in a release that Australian cricket, in common with international cricket, has a long-standing, proactive approach to sports integrity management.
"But public faith in the integrity of sports results they see on the playing field is absolutely critical and we want everything we do pressure tested by an independent specialist expert to be sure we are as good as we can be," he said.
Melbourne, Feb 19 : John Travolta and Liam Neeson have been roped in to present the trophies at this year's Academy Awards on Sunday.
The Hollywood A-listers were added to the roster along with Melissa McCarthy and Salma Hayek Pinault, News. com. au reported.
These four newcomers have joined the previously announced list of Academy Awards participants.
Melbourne, Feb 19 : Ben McDermott, son of Australian bowling legend Craig McDermott, was Tuesday named in the 14-player Australia Under-19 squad to tour New Zealand from late March to early April.
The squad is a selection of Australia's emerging talent including McDermott, 2013 U-19 National Championship leading wicket-taker Cameron Valente and batsman Kelvin Smith, who equalled Callum Ferguson's U-17 National Championship record of most runs in 2011.
Melbourne, Feb. 19 : Michelle Obama has jokingly said that a midlife crisis is what inspired her to have a new haircut.
The First Lady revealed her hairstyle last month on her 49th birthday, which came a few days before the festivities for President Barack Obama's second inauguration, News. com. au reported.
Michelle said during an appearance on `Rachael Ray Show' that she got a fringe because she can't get a sports car and won't be allowed to bungee jump. (ANI)
Melbourne, Feb 15 : Antonio Banderas has revealed that if he was trying to win someone's heart, he would use humour to impress the girl.
The `Desperado' star said that he believes very much in a sense of humour.
He thinks it is equal to irony, and irony is according to him equal to intelligence.
"But if you want to seduce a woman, if you can make her laugh, if you succeed with that, then you're 50 per cent of the way there," News. com. au quoted him as saying.
Melbourne, Feb 14 : Kristen Stewart is reportedly making a last-ditch attempt to save her relationship with Robert Pattinson by visiting the actor in Australia for a face-to-face showdown with him.
According to a source, Pattinson, who is in Adelaide filming his new film `The Rover,' hasn't been giving Stewart the attention she wants while he's been working, which has left her contemplating if his heart is still in the relationship, Radar Online reported.
The source said that Stewart thinks that Pattinson's interest in their reconciliation is waning the longer they're apart - so she is trying to save what they are left with.
Melbourne, Feb 14 : Miranda Kerr has said that she's been left feeling "violated" after a hacker made serious threats against her and her family.
Police are investigating a report made by Kerr just hours after she said that her personal email account was hacked, News. com. au reported.
Kerr and her family have been rocked by the tone and personal nature of the threat.
"It was something that was personal and that threatened to affect my family, so obviously I'm taking it very seriously," she said.
Melbourne, Feb 12 : Adele gave Chris Brown a piece of her mind at Sunday night's Grammy Awards, after he snubbed singer songwriter Frank Ocean by sitting through a standing ovation for his rival.
Both Ocean and Brown were nominated for Best Urban Contemporary Album Award.
But when Ocean's name was announced as the winner, the audience rose to clap for him. Brown applauded but stayed in his seat as the first-time Grammy Award winner made his way to the stage.
Adele's seat was across the aisle and just metres away from Brown and cameras caught her glaring at him and shaking her head.