Wednesday, 29 May 2013

Nolan’s Billionaire Penthouse Party

Gabriel Mann aka Nolan from hit television show Revenge  - which has its much anticipated season finale fast approaching - hosted a private penthouse party on Monday night at The Darling at The Star, just the way his billionaire character would, with fine canap├ęs and the best Hampton’s fashion to hit the Australian shores.   
The Today Network along with Channel Seven and The Star Hotel rolled out the red carpet for 22 fans from around Australia for the intimate experience, and everyone was in awe of the luxurious setting which boasted views from one expanse of the city to the other.
Today Network’s The Dan and Maz Show broadcast live from the swanky event, including a live to air interview with a relaxed Gabriel, who posed for photos with his fans, discussed his journey as Nolan on the phenomenon that is Revenge, and raved about the Australian culture.

Derek Bargwanna, 2Day FM Content Director said, “We love sharing our up close and personal access with the world’s biggest stars with our fans.  The Today Network, Channel Seven and The Star have been the perfect team to bring this experience to life.”

Monday, 27 May 2013


By Staff Reporter

Fri, 10 May 2013 17:12:31 +1000
Jermaine Jackson is on a mission to find 5 young talented Australians and turn them into a modern day version of the Jackson 5. Jermaine sees the huge gap in today’s market for a musical act that has true all round performers, talent that can sing, dance, and play instruments. “You just don’t see the kind of band or that kind of mania that the Jacksons created any more.” Jackson said.

We need an act that can electrify an audience of any size and bombard the charts with number one songs. It’s not enough to sing or dance or both…you have to blow them away with your performance and the quality of your music. It all has to come together in a perfect performance. That is what causes crowds to go wild and super stars to emerge above the rest.

In a highly interactive format Jermaine will use social media and the website to find, select, train, and mentor 5 lucky Australians to becoming the next big all-round performing band.

In this fresh format Jermaine will use viewers input to help him decide which 5 contestants to take all the way. Jermaine will use viewer tips and suggestions to personally find the right people. Once he has put together the band they will work with him in an intense training program.
Audience participation through social media will influence the decisions Jermaine makes as he creates the final 5 person band.
Once the new band “JJ5” is created, Jermaine will guide them through recording and releasing of their first single and through a series of live performances to prepare to unleash them on a world tour.

As a lead member in one of the most iconic and successful bands of all time Jermaine knows exactly what ingredients are needed to create a worldwid sensation and he is determined to use every bit of his experience, resources, and input from the viewers to make that happen, starting with this show.

For more information or to  register your interest -

UnderCover will keep you posted on updates as we get them.

    Friday, 24 May 2013

    ORIANTHI ROCKED THE 2013 BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDS Platinum Selling Solo Artist and Australian Guitarist Orianthi Joined Chris Brown On Stage for His Performance of "Fine China"

    Photo: Chris Pizzello- Invision/AP

    Hollywood, CA - Less than 24 hours after returning from a six-show tour in Japan, guitarist Orianthi joined Chris Brown, nominated in the Top R&B Artist and Top R&B Album categories, for his performance of "Fine China".

    Against an Asian motif backdrop, Brown showcased his Michael Jackson-inspired moves and displayed some serious martial-arts dance skills while Orianthi peppered the song with some guitar before breaking into a soulful solo at the close of the performance.

    While she and Chris had never worked with one another or even met prior to playing together on Sunday, she reveled in being a part of a performance that paid homage to the late, great Michael Jackson.

    Whether she's touring to support her latest album Heaven In This Hell; playing alongside her idols Carlos Santana and Steve Vai; trading guitar licks with Prince; or touring as the lead guitarist for shock-rocker Alice Cooper's band; Orianthi continues to leave an indelible mark on the music industry, showcasing both her versatility and unique style across a number of music genres.

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    Wednesday, 22 May 2013

    The Great Gatsby breaking international box office records; Premiere in Sydney, Australia

    The Great Gatsby breaking international box office records; Premiere in Sydney, Australia tonight - 22nd May 2013...

    Baz Luhrmann's 'The Great Gatsby' is packing big numbers at the box office internationally and is tipped to also break records down under in Australia.

    The flick is making its Sydney, Australia premiere at Entertainment Quarter - Fox Studios Australia tonight...rain, hail or shine... and its looking like rain at this stage with a few short hours to go until the stars hit the red carpet.

    Luhrmann has been receiving a mixed bag of reviews from the news media, as is often the case. Who cares that much if the public keep flocking to see the film.

    Baz off the plane from Cannes to be greeted by the news that his $180 million adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's literary classic was at the top of the international box office, 10 days before its Australian release on May 30.

    The Great Gatsby snatched $42 million in its opening weekend across 49 territories, including the UK, Russia, and France, just besting Iron Man 3 ($40.2 million) and Star Trek: Into Darkness ($40 million).

    "It's good to see there's another superhero in town," said Luhrmann ahead of Wednesday's star-studded Sydney premiere to be attended by stars Tobey Maguire, Carey Mulligan, Joel Edgerton and Elizabeth Debicki.

    "This one wears a tuxedo and has a glass of champagne, but he's not James Bond."

    Returning to the city in which the film was shot, Luhrmann was aware that he had just pulled off the biggest gamble of his 22-year career.

    "We’ve got a bona fide literary blockbuster on our hands," he said today.

    "When does that happen?

    Baz Luhrmann brings the big screen adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel, The Great Gatsby, to life in a way that has never been seen before.

    "It ain't over till it's over, but the numbers are way above expectations."

    Gatsby has already snatched $90 million in the US - significantly more than Academy Award nominee Moulin Rouge! ($57 million), Australia ($51 million) or Romeo + Juliet ($46 million) - and industry observers are predicting the total box office will reach $140 million.

    Before Gatsby opened, industry observers were questioning the wisdom of Warner Bros' decision to go up against the major tentpole releases of the US summer.

    "It was an extraordinarily big gamble," Luhrmann acknowledges.

    But that was before DiCaprio's Gatsby surprised Robert Downey Jr's Marvel superhero by beating him to the No 1 spot in the US - albeit for just one day.

    Far from gloating about Gatsby's roaring success, Luhrmann's initial response is one of relief- for "the crew, the cast, this city, this state, this country and the financier (Warner Bros) that took a crazy risk - no one funds adult drama. They must feel they weren't totally crazy to back this horse."

    Luhrmann's love of glittering excess, so derided by the critics, has taken the spectacle-driven superhero movies on at their own game. The film's success has also silenced the doubters who until now saw 3D as the domain of action adventures and sci-fi fantasies.

    Stay tuned as we bring you breaking news and photographs from tonight's red carpet premiere in Sydney.


    Leonardo DiCaprio as Jay Gatsby
    Tobey Maguire as Nick Carraway
    Carey Mulligan as Daisy Buchanan
    Joel Edgerton as Tom Buchanan
    Isla Fisher as Myrtle Wilson
    Jason Clarke as George Wilson
    Adelaide Clemens as Catherine
    Elizabeth Debicki as Jordan Baker
    Amitabh Bachchan as Meyer Wolfsheim
    Jack Thompson as Nick Carraway's Doctor, Walter Perkins
    Gemma Ward as Languid Girl
    Callan McAuliffe as Young Jay Gatsby
    Gus Murray as Teddy Barton
    Stephen James King as Nelson
    Jens Holck as a Monk
    Alison Benstead as Anita Loos
    Max Cullen as Owl Eyes
    Brendan Maclean as Klipspringer
    Joel Amos Byrnes as Rowdie
    Chris Proctor as William
    Kate Mulvany as Mrs. McKee
    Kim Knuckey as Senator
    Conor Fogarty as Gatsby's Butler
    Sam Davis as a Barman
    Tasman Palazzi as young Gatsby
    Edward Midgley as Ernest Lilly
    Gareth Hamilton-Foster as Gatsby's Waiter
    Vince Colosimo as Michaelis


    The Great Gatsby


    Warner Bros.

    Entertainment Quarter

    Eva Rinaldi Photography

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