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2017 APRA PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AWARDS WINNERS ANNOUNCED!

APRA AMCOShas announced the winning Australian songwriters and composers in the2017 APRA PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AWARDS (PDAs).

Held every two years, theAPRA PDAshelp create serious career boosting opportunities for highly talented songwriters and composers across a variety of genres and without further ado, the winners for 2017 are:

Ainslie Wills – Popular Contemporary 
Julia Jacklin – Popular Contemporary
Sophie Payten (Gordi) – Popular Contemporary
Jess Beck – Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
Julian Day - Classical
Fanny Lumsden - Country
Nick Drabble (Set Mo) – Dance/Electronic
Damien Lane – Film and Television
Andrea Keller - Jazz

This year, 60% of the finalists and 66% of the winners are women.  The winners were selected from over 1,000 entries from songwriters and composers in the early stages of their careers. 

Composer and poet,Eric Avery, has been named the recipient of theIndigenous Music and Media Awardfrom theSmugglers of Light, a foundation set up in memory of Eli Westlake aged 21, who was tragically killed in Sydney on 7th June 2008.Eric Averywill receive a grant of $12,000 which was presented today by Australian composer and conductor,Nigel Westlake.

Photos from today’sAPRA PDAspresentation ceremony held at NudeBar in Sydney can be downloadedhereafter 2.00pm AEST today.

A panel of  judges comprisingLior, Mia Dyson, Johannes Luebbers, James Blundell, Brooke McClymont, Cat Hope, Dan Zilber, Kevin Bennett, Leah Flanagan, John Ferrisand more have determined these music creators who each take home a career-changing cash prize of $15,000.  A complete list of this year’sPDAsjudges can be foundhere.

A playlist featuring the work of all of thePDAsfinalists is available onSpotify  andApple Music.

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Charmed set for a Netflix reboot

The supernatural series could be returning

Charmed is reportedly getting set for the reboot treatment.

Fans may despair at the idea of the supernatural TV series coming back, but we’ve got good news – Shannen Doherty, Alyssa Milano and Holly Marie Combs are all in-talks to reprise their roles.

The show, which followed three sisters with unique powers, ran for eight seasons between 1998 until 2006.

“They’re in talks for a reboot,” a source told InTouch.

“They’re hoping the show gets a second life on Netflix. They’d love to play moms with teenage witch daughters.”

While the show remains a cult favourite, it was the drama behind the scenes that’s lived on all these years later. Doherty quit at the end of the third season, after having several on-set disputes with Milano that culminated in her threatening to leave the series if her co-star wasn’t axed.

Producers ended up axing Doherty and replacing her with Rose McGowan, who remained on the show until the end, which to be honest, we thought was a great way to keep the franchise going and made the series much more likable.

“Now the show may get a second shot, just like their friendship,” added the source.

We just hope that male leads like Julian McMahon and Nick Lachey return for storylines.

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Daniel Craig Is Reportedly Returning as James Bond

Daniel Craig is all set to reprise his role as the iconic James Bond in Bond 25 after reportedly reaching a deal with producer Barbara Broccoli. Rumors have been swirling about Craig's return for a fifth movie even after he stated that he'd "slash his wrists" than do another Bond movie after the release of 2015's Spectre. It has previously been reported that the James Bond franchise is close to closing a deal to shoot the next movie in Croatia, which would make the news of Craig's return make much more sense.


The news comes after rumors were circulating about new actors stepping into the Bond role to replace Daniel Craig. Many names were brought up including Idris Elba (The Dark Tower, Avengers: Age of Ultron), who in a hacked Sony email was said to be a top choice with Steven Spielberg even declared that Elba would be his "first choice" in an interview. Tom Hardy (Mad Max, The Dark Knight Rises) has also been rumored to be on the shortlist alongside director Christopher Nolan. Damian Lewis, Aiden Turner, and James Norton are also names that have been rumored to replace Craig as James Bond, but it appears that it is not time to pick a new Bond quite yet.

The news comes via the U.K.'s The Mirror who reports that Daniel Craig and Barbara Broccoli have reached and that the movie may start filming next year for a 2019 release. The source even went on to say that Craig's wife Rachel Weisz is "on board with the decision" for him to spend a year away filming Bond 25. The Mirror's source appears to be anonymous, so we should take this news with a grain of salt as you would anything that comes from an anonymous source. The source is also claiming that Adele is being courted for a return to the Bond theme as well, which could very well ring true as the singer has informally announced her retirement from the stage. The source had this to say.

"Craig and Adele together are a winning team, the ultimate choice, the money spinners. It's taken time, but Daniel has come round and the strong con-sensus (sic) in the Bond offices is that Mr. Craig is 007 again. As for Adele, she's more of an unknown quantity but loved being a part of Bond, so the signs are positive."
It would make perfect sense for Daniel Craig to return for Bond 25 as Spectre left James Bond ready (in an unorthodox way) for the next movie. Plus Neal Purvis and Robert Wade are back to write Bond 25, which would also make a lot of sense for the return of Craig. In addition, Craig has stated before that he would return if the money were right and it is rumored that he is still under contract for Bond 25, so maybe this was all just a hold out for more money in a really long contract dispute.

The news of the return of Daniel Craig and Adele is still speculation at this point. No official word has come from Broccoli or Craig's camps nor has there been a studio announced to take over financial backing, though Warner Bros. is strongly rumored to be close to a deal through Christopher Nolan's Syncopy involved. There's a lot up in the air at this point, but if the speculation is correct, we could see James Bond 25 as soon as 2019 with Daniel Craig back as 007 one last time.

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98 Degrees' Jeff Timmons Men Of The Strip Returns to Las Vegas

One of the sweetest guys in pop music is back in Las Vegas with his muscle bound all male revue, Men Of The Strip.

The Hard Rock Cafe will play host to the boys again for shows in July from the 14th to the 28th.

Greek-God like bodies, abs for days, guy-next door personalities, dance like strippers but love like husbands, and singing that will make you tingle from head to toe.

From a venue set for the hottest-party in town, to our hunky cast that will make you feel like the only person in the room…Men of the Strip is not a show… it’s a full-service, dancing, singing, strip-taining experience you will never forget says their official website - and we hope they will continue their shows there year round so all visitors get a chance to see them!

Tickets in the USA via Ticketweb

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POPrepublic.tv AWARDS Winners

FAVOURITE SINGLE OF 2016
In My Blood - The Veronicas

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FAVOURITE ALBUM OF 2016
Glory - Britney Spears

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FAVOURITE AUSTRALIAN MALE ARTIST
Keith Urban

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FAVOURITE INTL MALE ARTIST
Billy Gilman

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FAVOURITE AUSTRALIAN FEMALE ARTIST
Havana Brown

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FAVOURITE INTL FEMALE ARTIST
Adele

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FAVOURITE AUSTRALIAN GROUP
The Veronicas

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FAVOURITE INTL GROUP
Take That

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FAVOURITE DJ or REMIXER 2016
Corey Craig

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FAVOURITE COMEDIAN 2016
Bianca Del Rio

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FAVOURITE AUSTRALIAN TV SHOW
The Voice

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FAVOURITE INTERNATIONAL TV SHOW 2016

RuPaul's Drag Race

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BREAKTHROUGH ARTIST OF 2016
Conrad Sewell

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FAVOURITE CONCERT / LIVE / FESTIVAL OR SPECIAL EVENT OF 2016
Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras (Sydney)

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FAVOURITE FILM OF 2016
Star Trek Beyond

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RuPaul announces he is married - to an Aussie!

After years of being together, icon RuPaul and his Aussie rancher have finally tied the knot.

 

 

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“We never wanted to do it,” Ru added. “We were looking into for tax breaks and for financial things.”


Well, either way, condragulations, Ru!


Check out his big RuVeal in the clip below.

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Steve Grand and the Veronicas blow Mardi Gras revellers away

Pop-country sensation Steve Grand and international superstars The Veronicas headlined the iconic Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras PARTY last night to a riotous response.

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The normally country heartthrob, Steve Grand took to the stage in a very sexy locker room get up, making over 15,000 party goers drool whilst the Veronicas replicated their iconic ARIA's performance in full body glitter and latex outfits.

Unfortunately, initial headliners, Teagan and Sarah pulled out due to illness. 

The shows at mardi gras have become iconic, with many performers over the years surprising party-goers, like Nick Jonas, Olivia Newton-John, Jimmy Barnes, Human Nature, Bardot, Boy George, Cyndi Lauper, Tina Arena, Delta Goodrem,  and many others.

Next year is the 40th anniversary of the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras... so we recommend you book tickets to the after party as soon as they go on sale - as they probably won't announce who is performing - and you KNOW it's going to be huge for this kind of anniversary.

 

 

Did you catch the @SteveGrandMusic show at #MGparty? Phwoar!!! @sydneymardigras #GuideToGay

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POPrepublic.tv Awards - Nominees announced and voting is now open

Its back baby - and we have some of hte most fabulous nominees this year - some of our all time favourites have slam dunked it again and there are a fair few new faces too!

Get voting - voting ends on Valentines Day (Feb 14) AEDST.

 

The nominees are:

 

FAVOURITE SINGLE OF 2016
Can't Stop The Feeling - Justin Timberlake
Never Be Like You - Flume Feat. Kai
Love Yourself - Justin Bieber
Work From Home - Fifth Harmony Feat. Ty Dolla $ign
Cake By The Ocean - DNCE
Work - Rihanna Feat. Drake
Set In Stone - Guy Sebastian
In My Blood - The Veronicas
Secret Love Song - Little Mix Feat. Jason Derulo
Youth - Troye Sivan
Isaiah - It's Gotta Be You
Blow My Mind - Bielfield
Everybody's Free - Nat Conway
Hurt Anymore - Samantha Jade and Cyrus
Sound Of Silence - Dami Im


FAVOURITE ALBUM OF 2016
The Secret Daughter - Jessica Mauboy
Gimme Some Lovin Jukebox Vol. II - Human Nature
Wings Of The Wild - Delta Goodrem
Glory Days - Little Mix
Lemonade - Beyonce
Joanne - Lady Gaga
Purpose - Justin Bieber
The Heavy Entertainment Show - Robbie Williams
Glory - Britney Spears
Love You to Death - Tegan and Sara
ANTI - Rihanna
Dangerous Woman - Ariana Grande
Red Flag - All Saints
This Is Acting - SIA
Last Year Was Complicated - Nick Jonas
Thank You - Meghan Trainor
Backbone - Anthony Callea
Classic Carpenters - Dami Im


FAVOURITE AUSTRALIAN MALE ARTIST
Troye Sivan
Anthony Callea
Guy Sebastian
Keith Urban
Darren Hayes
David Campbell
Taylor Henderson
Stan Walker
Matt Corby
Jai Waetford
Mark Vincent
Chet Faker
Cyrus
Conrad Sewell
Bielfield
Harrison Craig
Shannon Noll


FAVOURITE INTL MALE ARTIST
Ed Sheeran
Robbie Williams
Jason Derulo
Adam Lambert
Nick Jonas
Steve Grand
Justin Bieber
The Weeknd
Justin Timberlake
Keith Urban
Prince
Billy Gilman
Drake
Frank Ocean
Ricky Martin


FAVOURITE AUSTRALIAN FEMALE ARTIST
Cosima De Vito
Tina Arena
SIA
Paulini
Emily Williams
Nat Conway
Melissa Tkautz
Dami Im
Kylie Minogue
Dannii Minogue
Jessica Mauboy
Samantha Jade
Delta Goodrem
Iggy Azalea
Havana Brown


FAVOURITE INTL FEMALE ARTIST
Adele
Taylor Swift
Katy Perry
Rihanna
Lady Gaga
Britney Spears
Selena Gomez
Demi Lovato
PINK
Gwen Stefani
Ellie Goulding
Carly Rae Jepsen
Madonna
Ariana Grande
Meghan Trainor
Carrie Underwood
Janey Jackson
Jessie J
Jennifer Lopez
Mariah Carey


FAVOURITE AUSTRALIAN GROUP
5 Seconds of Summer
Human Nature
Brothers 3
The Veronicas
Hilltop Hoods
Bliss N Eso
Sneaky Sound System
The Presets
Justice Crew

 

FAVOURITE INTL GROUP
Pentatonix
Little Mix
One Direction
Take That
Fifth Harmony
Macklemore and Ryan Lewis
Fall Out Boy
The Madden Brothers
5 Seconds Of Summer
Maroon 5
DNCE
The Chainsmokers

 

FAVOURITE DJ or REMIXER 2016
Lee Dagger / Bimbo Jones
Cutmore
Dan Murphy
Jumpsmokers
The Alias
Dave Aude
Wideboys
Chaill
DJ Escape
Chris Cox
Corey Craig
The Oxford Hustlers
Kitty Glitter
Dom de Sousa

 

FAVOURITE COMEDIAN 2016
Bianca Del Rio
Kathy Griffin
Dave Hughes
Tom Gleeson
Adam Hills
Charlie Pickering
Will anderson
Ahn Do
Peter Helliar
Kitty Flanagan
Tim Minchin
Craig Ferguson
Leslie Jones (SNL)
Keenan Thompson (SNL)
Margaret Cho
Amy Schumer
Kate McKinnon (SNL)


FAVOURITE AUSTRALIAN TV SHOW
The Project
The Secret Daughter
Neighbours
The X Factor
The Voice
Australian Survivor
I'm A Celebrity - Get Me Out Of Here
Family Feud
Home and Away
One Plus One
Please Like Me
The Real Housewives Of Melbourne
Have you Been Paying Attention?
Doctor Doctor
The Feed
The Weekly with Charlie Pickering


FAVOURITE INTERNATIONAL TV SHOW 2016
Scream Queens
Teen Wolf
Madam Secretary
RuPaul's Drag Race
Bob's Burgers
The Simpsons
Eurovision 2016
The Graham Norton Show
Gotham
Gaycation
The Big Bang Theory
Supergirl

 

BREAKTHROUGH ARTIST OF 2016
Isaiah Firebrace
Conrad Sewell
Tkay Maidza
Bielfield

 

FAVOURITE CONCERT TOUR / LIVE / FESTIVAL / SPECIAL EVENT OF 2016
Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras
Dami Im - National Tour
PRINCE 'PIANO & A MICROPHONE' TOUR 2016
Rebel Heart - Madonna Australian Tour
The Olympics - Rio
Pentatonix Australian Tour
TLC Australian Tour
Brandy Australian Tour
Sydney Festival
Adelaide Fringe Festival

 

FAVOURITE FILM OF 2016
Storks
Finding Dory
Star Trek Beyond
Bad Moms
Rogue One: a Star Wars Story
Captain America: Civil War
Deadpool
Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them
The BFG
My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2
The Secret Life Of Pets
Zootopia
Suicide Squad
Trolls
Ghostbusters
Ab Fab The Movie

 

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Janet welcomes new baby boy

Janet Jackson has an extra exciting reason to celebrate the arrival of 2017!

The Grammy-winning singer has given birth to her first child, a baby boy named Eissa Al Manna, on Tuesday, Jan. 3, People reports.

While the living legend has said little about her pregnancy throughout the past several months in the press, we do know that she's been enjoying some well-deserved quality down time with her husband Wissam Al Mana.

Jackson married Al Mana, a Qatari billionaire and businessman, back in 2012 in front of family and friends.

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