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Brownlow winner Neale’s resemblance to One Direction star Harry Styles had Brisbane mid un-Lachie in love - PerthNow
Lachie Neale and wife Jules looked every part a loved-up pairing at last night’s Brownlow Medal, but the footy star’s likeness to a 1D star threatened to derail the glamour couple before they’d begun.
Lachie Neale was the toast of the footballing world last night but it was a nod to his proud wife thats been talked about just as much as his exploits powering Brisbanes midfield in 2020. The Brownlow Medalists partner Jules was brought to tears during the former Dockers classy acceptance speech, and there was no way Neale was about to forget her sacrifice in his journey. Neale spoke beautifully about his wife and her big call to sell a successful business in Perth so the pair could make the Queensland switch. I want to thank my wife Jules, shes an amazing human being, he said. Not many people probably know but she owned a salon in Perth before we decided to move to Brisbane. She had to sell that to come over here and follow my dreams. She was doing very well for herself over there but she always puts me ahead of herself when she shouldnt have to. Shes the most selfless person I know and my biggest support, so thank you very much Jules, I love you. The couple looked every part a loved-up pairing at last nights Brownlow Medal, but the footy stars likeness to a One Direction star threatened to derail the glamour couple before theyd even begun. And the rejection was brutal. Neale turned up at Fremantle at pick 58 in the 2011 draft and while fans quickly took to the stocky mid, Jules, like a few AFL recruiters werent so keen. Lachie Neale has revealed former teammate Matthew Pavlich set him up with his now wife. The Lions powerhouse revealed that former skipper Matthew Pavlich had introduced the pair. The first time I met Jules I was 18 and I asked Pav to introduce me to her, Neale recalled at last years Brownlow Medal count. He came back and said: Shes not interested in an 18-year-old Harry Styles lookin kid. Camera Icon Fomer One Direction sary Harry Styles. Credit: Stuart Wilson/Getty Images Camera Icon Lachie Neale during Fremantle training in 2012. Credit: Dione Davidson/WA News As it turns out the pair reconnected about six years later and were engaged in 2017 before tying the knot at the end of 2018.
Actor Hugh Sheridan opens up about sexuality, says he has been with men and women - PerthNow
Australian actor Hugh Sheridan has spoken about his sexuality after years of speculation, saying he doesn’t like labels but said he liked to connect with people on a ‘human level’.
Australian actor Hugh Sheridan has spoken about his sexuality after years of public speculation, saying he has been with both men and women but does not like to label himself. Writing in Stellar Magazine, 35-year-old Sheridan, best-known for his role in Packed to the Rafters, said he had a duty to speak out in order to help others who were struggling to figure themselves out. He revealed he was in a relationship with a man when he was younger but was told it would hurt his acting career if people thought he was gay or bisexual. He spoke about being relentlessly bullied while at school in Adelaide, and being screamed at by an adult that he was not normal to have a girl as a close friend during camp. Camera Icon Hugh Sheridan and Zoe Cramond on the set of Packed to the Rafters. Credit: Supplied/Seven When his relationship with the man broke down he started seeing a woman, but was too embarrassed to tell anyone about his past. After moving to Sydney to attend NIDA, I finally met a guy who I connected with emotionally, mentally and physically, he said. I was over the moon I could finally be what people always wanted me to be, so I told everyone. In return, I was told that if I was anything but straight Id never find work, and that I needed to hide my new-found love. Camera Icon ### EMBARGO## FOR U ON SUNDAY QLD## DO NOT USE BEFORE SEP 8 ### Hugh Sheridan poses for a photo at Bowen Hills 3rd July 2018 Conner Boatman , Hugh Sheridan and Johnny Manuel are the California Crooners Club who will be performing at the Spiegeltent for the Brisbane Festival. Photo AAP/ Ric Frearson Credit: News Corp Australia To add to the confusion, the two mentors who told me this were openly gay themselves; they were earnestly trying to protect me and did indeed have my best interests at heart. That was just the reality. Camera Icon Actor Hugh Sheridan and singer Paulini. Credit: Danella Bevis/The West Australian Sheridan was diagnosed with COVID-19 after returning from the United States earlier this year. He told Stellar lockdown gave him a chance to reflect and he decided he wanted to stick up for people who didnt pick a label when it came to who they loved. Ive never felt I really knew who I was and I didnt like the sounds of the labels that people were giving me so I decided to say nothing. But lockdown gave me time to reflect and it occurred to me that no-one ever sticks up for people who dont pick a label, he said. Wheres the person whos older than me who stepped out and said, Some people are working things out slower than others? I want to be that person and speak on behalf of people who feel like theyre in that grey area. As I get to know someone romantically, Im not interested in their age, gender, sexuality, or religion. Im interested in connecting on a human level. Sexuality has always been very secondary to me. In a way, I now feel very blessed.
Bindi Irwin reveals growing baby bump for the first time and says baby girl is ‘doing great’ - PerthNow
Bindi Irwin has given a glimpse of her growing baby bump for the first time.
Bindi Irwin has given a glimpse of her growing baby bump for the first time. The conservationist is expecting her first child with husband Chandler Powell and took to Instagram to share how big her human joey was getting with her 4 million followers. My beautiful mum took this photo yesterday. Baby girl is doing great, she said. Every time we get an ultrasound shes incredibly energetic and always moving around. Shes now about the same size as a mountain pygmy-possum. Too cute. Camera Icon Bindi Irwin shows off her growing baby bump. Credit: Instagram Posing in a black tank top and khaki pants, the 22-year-old stood to the side to reveal her growing stomach, with her hands placed around her blossoming bump. Powell, 23, shared his joy in the comments. Shes already growing up so fast and she hasnt even arrived yet. I love you and our baby girl, he said. RELATED: BINDI GETS FRIGHT OF HER LIFE AFTER WAKING FROM NAP BINDI AND CHANDLER SHARE THEIR FIRST BABY SONOGRAM BINDI OPENS UP ON MOMENT SHE TOLD CHANDLER SHE WAS PREGNANT The couple announced their pregnancy in August, five months after they wed at Australia Zoo. Baby Wildlife Warrior due 2021, Irwin wrote at the time. Chandler and I are proud to announce that were expecting! Its an honour to share this special moment in our lives with you. Camera Icon Bindi Irwin and Chandler Powell announced her pregnancy with a miniture Australia Zoo uniform. Credit: Instagram Though Im still in my first trimester, we really want you to be part of our journey from the beginning of this new life chapter. We couldnt wait to share the news as this beautiful little being has become the most important part of our lives. Your support means the world to us. Since the announcement, the couple has regularly updated fans on their pregnancy journey and are expected to share more details as Irwins due date nears.
Junior MasterChef Australia: Perth teenager Salvo is up for high-steaks cooking - PerthNow
Cooking is a favourite pastime for this Perth teenager, who's about to take his skills onto national TV.
Cooking a perfect medium-rare steak is a favourite pastime for Butler teenager Salvo. The 13-year-old learnt his culinary skills from his mum and dreams of working in the family restaurant when he is older. In the meantime, Salvo will be seen on our television screens in the new season of Junior MasterChef Australia launching on October 11. Jock Zonfrillo, Melissa Leong and Andy Allen are returning to the MasterChef kitchen as judges for the series that showcases and celebrates the best and brightest young cooks in the country. I applied for Junior MasterChef because I want to make my dream a reality and cook for amazing people, Salvo said. Camera Icon Junior MasterChef contestant Salvo in episode one. Credit: Supplied My love for cooking comes from making people proud and happy from just cooking something simple. I think that Jock is the toughest judge because he has the most experience in food. With a love for Italian cuisine, Salvo said his all-time favourite chef was Gordon Ramsay, while the way Poh Ling Yeow worked in the kitchen placed her at the top of his list of greatest MasterChef contestants. But when it comes to the three celebrities who he would love to cook a three-course meal for, Salvo goes beyond foodie royalty. I would cook for Billie Eilish, Zendaya and Dwayne The Rock Johnson, he said. Camera Icon Junior MasterChef contestant Salvo Credit: Supplied And I would make a focaccia, herb crusted rack of lamb and ravioli. Junior MasterChef Australia starts Sunday, October 11 at 7.30pm on Ten.
Rare orange lobster is ‘one in 30 million’ - PerthNow
This lobster has a rare quality that has saved it from being eaten.
A rare orange lobster has been rescued and placed into an aquarium in the United Kingdom. Fishmonger Steve Atkinson spotted the "one in 30 million" creature in a crate delivered from Canada to the town of Fleetwood in the north of England. Atkinson said that the lobster "stood out dramatically" and decided to spare it by contacting the local aquarium Sea Life Blackpool where it will now be on permanent display. Camera Icon A rare orange lobster which has been saved from being eaten. Credit: Sea Life Blackpool/PA Scott Blacker, the curator at Sea Life Blackpool, said: "Its striking and extremely unusual orange colour is actually only found in one in 30 million Canadian lobster. "It really is something very special. "For this reason, we have taken care of the lobster which remained in quarantine with us for 21 days. "He is on permanent display to the public in one of our main tanks and we will, of course, be ensuring it has a forever caring and loving home."
World billionaires hit new record high for wealth during COVID-19 - PerthNow
The coronavirus pandemic has made the super-rich even wealthier, with the total assets of the world’s more than 2000 billionaires rising to a new record high.
The coronavirus pandemic has made the super-rich around the globe even richer, according to a study by consulting firm PwC and major Swiss bank UBS. At the end of July, the total assets of the worlds more than 2000 billionaires had risen to a record level of around $US10.2 ($A14.3) trillion, according to the analysis, published on Wednesday. This level surpasses the previous peak of $US8.9 trillion, reached at the end of 2017. The increased wealth of the super rich came thanks in part to the recovery of stock markets, while investments in fast-growing areas such as technology and health care in particular proved to be drivers of wealth, according to the study. There are currently 2189 men and women who have fortunes of more than a billion dollars. RELATED: AMAZON FOUNDER JEFF BEZOS THE FIRST PERSON WORTH $200 BILLION Cash, real estate and luxury goods as well as stocks and corporate assets were taken into account in assessing their fortunes, while liabilities were deducted. For the report, UBS and PwC analysed data from 2189 billionaires in 43 countries and conducted interviews with 60 billionaires.
Novak Djokovic again hits line judge with ball amid progression at French Open - PerthNow
World No.1 Novak Djokovic experienced a moment of “deja vu” at the French Open when a mistimed return flew off his racket and hit the face of a line judge.
World No.1 Novak Djokovic experienced a moment of deja vu at the French Open when a mistimed return flew off his racket and hit the face of a line judge. It came as Djokovic earned a record-breaking 11th consecutive quarter-final appearance at the tournament with a 6-4 6-3 6-3 victory against Russian Karen Khachanov. WATCH THE HIT IN THE PLAYER ABOVE Djokovic, who is aiming for a second Roland Garros title since 2016, secured the win in 2 hours 26 minutes under the roof of Court Philippe Chatrier as heavy rain poured down in Paris. The 17-time grand slam champion will next face 29-year-old Spaniard Pablo Carreno Busta after the No.17 seed set up a rematch against Djokovic by reaching his second quarter-final in the French capital. Carreno Busta was visited by a doctor after the second set but continued to play well and beat 186th-ranked qualifier Daniel Altmaier 6-2 7-5 6-2. Just last month at the US Open, Carreno Busta was gifted progress to the quarters after Djokovic was defaulted for inadvertently hitting a line judge with a ball. The Serb said he felt deja vu in the first set against Khachanov when his mistimed shot hit the line judges face. Obviously because of what happened in New York, people I guess are going to make the story out of this, Djokovic said. I saw he had a little bit of a bruise, like redness, in that place in the head where the ball hit him. It was a very awkward situation. Camera Icon Djokovic apologises. Earlier in the day, Stefanos Tsitipas, seeded fifth, advanced as he battled past Bulgarias Grigor Dimitrov 6-3 7-6 (11-9) 6-2 in just under two and a half hours. Tsitsipas bagged a third consecutive victory in straight sets after surviving a five-set scare in the first round. It was a very good lesson for me, the first-round match, Tsitsipas said. I think I was just more awakened on the court, more responsible for what I was doing. That is also the reason why Ive been doing so well in the last nine sets that Ive played. The Greek moves into a quarter-final against 13th seeded Andrey Rublev - a 6-7 (4-7) 7-5 6-4 7-6 (7-3) winner over Hungarys Marton Fucsovics - in a rematch of last weeks Hamburg final won by the Russian. Both of us had tough, tough week in Hamburg, tough final, said Rublev. I hope its going to be interesting.
Duchess Kate’s uncle Gary Goldsmith tells Harry and Meghan to ‘shut the F up’ on LinkedIn - PerthNow
A family member of the Duchess of Cambridge has taken aim at the Sussexes in an extraordinary online rant.
A family member of Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, has taken aim at Meghan and Harry, calling them muppets and telling them to shut the F up. Gary Goldsmith, the uncle of the Duchess, used LinkedIn to share his feelings on the royal pair after they packed up and left for America earlier this year. Goldsmith is the sister of Kates mother Carole Middleton and took to the networking site after reading an article Meghan and Harry demanded an end to structural racism in Britain. Camera Icon Kates uncle Gary Goldsmith. Credit: Justin Tallis/AP With so much important stuff going on in the world sill (sic) these two muppets are craving attention! he wrote. The IT millionaire, who admits on his LinkedIn profile to being sometimes too outspoken, later deleted his message but not before it was shared all over social media. His spray referred to Meghan as a wrongn a British slang term for someone who is up to no good. Camera Icon Gary Goldsmiths online rant. Credit: LinkedIn/Gary Goldsmith Please shut the F up and bring up their child and stop talking let alone demanding!! Goldsmith wrote. Harry you have lost our love and respect. Meghan you are a wrongn. Now hush please we are kinda busy saving lives an economy (sic). Kensington Palace has yet to respond to the embarrassing rant but, despite taking down the post, Goldsmith told the DailyMail he stands by everything he wrote. Camera Icon Royal fallout: Harry, Meghan, William and Kate. Credit: Phil Harris/AP I used to have a lot of respect for Harry and his army career but this new Harry is someone I dont recognise, he wrote. I find it totally frustrating when we are trying to save lives and look after UK PLC, to be lectured daily on any topic they deem to be important. They have abdicated the UK for the US and obviously dont give a damn about the Royal family. Weve all had enough of them lecturing us. You cant sell your soul to Netflix for a reported £150 million and then dictate to Mother England. Camera Icon Gary is the younger brother of Carole Middleton Kates mum. Credit: Lefteris Pitarakis/AP While the royals have stayed largely silent over their opinions on the Megxit fallout, family members of the Sussexes have also weighed in since the drama unfolded earlier this year. Meghans father Thomas Markle has previously accused his daughter of "cheapening" the royal family by stepping down from royal duties and accused the couple of turning the institution into Walmart with a crown on.
Playing for Keeps star Olympia Valance engaged to Essendon Bombers star Tom Bellchambers - PerthNow
Playing for Keeps star Olympia Valance has announced her engagement to retiring AFL player Tom Bellchambers.
Former Neighbours actress Olympia Valance has announced her engagement to retiring AFL player Tom Bellchambers. The Aussie actress called her now-fiancée the man of her dreams as she shared a photo of the couple on a Queensland beach on Instagram. Showing off a massive diamond engagement ring, Valance can be seen kissing the Essendon star who just weeks ago announced his retirement. Camera Icon The happy couple. Credit: Instagram Today is a special day. The man of my dreams proposed to me. I get to marry my best friend, the 27-year-old said. In another photo, the actress revealed the picnic spread organised as part of her engagement. Chocolate-covered strawberries with the words I love u 4ever accompany a bottle each of champagne and rosé, with cheese, fruit and crackers on the blue picnic blanket. Camera Icon The romantic picnic spread. Credit: Instagram Bellchambers followed suit, sharing the same photo to his Instagram with the caption: Couldnt be happier...stuck with me now. The pair have been dating since June last year after meeting on exclusive celebrity dating app Raya.
Sex toys boom as couples separated by COVID-19 lockdown take to technology to keep their relationships alive - PerthNow
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Long-distance relationships have become almost impossible with borders shut, but theres one thing thats helping to keep the love alive. According to popular online adult store The Hot Spot, there has been a 230 per cent increase in long distance relationship (LDR) sex toys during the lockdown. These couples toys are controlled via an app on a smartphone, where the app allows one partner to control the toy remotely over the internet. Our orders for LDR toys have more than doubled over the period from June to September, especially to Victoria, The Hot Spot manager Justin Easty said. He also said several customers had admitted to using webcam apps such as Skype or Zoom in combination with LDR toys as a way of keeping their relationships alive. People living in countries, cities or even streets apart are sometimes forced to stay physically away from each other for months, and these new advances in technology are helping keep people connected, Mr Easty said. One customer located in Safety Beach Victoria said he had not seen his girlfriend for four months due to the states current lockdown laws. He claimed these toys have kept his relationship going strong while they have been apart. Mr Easty revealed the most popular LDR sex toy purchases in recent months were:
- The Magic Moon Candy: Smart phone app wearable vibrator
- OhMiBod Bluemotion Nex 1: App-controlled wearable vibrator
- We-Vibe Jive: Smartphone app wearable vibrator
- OhMiBod Esca 2: App-controlled wearable vibrator
- Je Jouve Nuo V. 2: Dual motor butt plug