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Ross Hutchison – Citizen of the Year

February 10, 2017

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Entertainment icon recognised
Take a bow Rossco
MULTI-TALENTED entertainer Ross Hutchison has recently been awarded Penrith Council Citizen of the Year.
Ross Hutchison awarded Citizen of the Year in Penrith, NSW.
Described on his website as a `Man for all Reasons’, Ross’s career has seen him excel as a dancer, singer, actor, choreographer, producer, writer, raconteur, broadcaster, teacher, master of ceremonies, Justice of the Peace, Reverend Minister and `master coach’.… Members read the rest!

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The Project ends for Dave Hughes

December 11, 2013

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As a new chapter begins
Hughes gives stand-up the nod
 
VIEWERS of The Project on Channel 10 this week would be forgiven for having a tear in their eye following the departure of host Dave Hughes last night.
Dave Hughes
 
After more than four years on the hit show the comedian announced this week that he would be leaving to concentrate on his other `love’ – stand-up comedy.… Members read the rest!

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2013 Voice of Australia – Harrison Craig

June 19, 2013

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His music overcomes all obstacles

By SHIRLEY BROUN

HARRISON Craig is living proof music can overcome all obstacles after winning the star-studded 2013 Grand Final of Australia’s prestigious The Voice, effectively becoming the Voice of Australia.
Winner of The Voice 2013 Harrison Craig
When audiences first saw 18-year-old Harrison, he punctuated his opening address to judges with a stutter, something he says he has done ever since he could talk.… Members read the rest!

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Simon Baker joins stars on Walk of Fame

February 14, 2013

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Baker’s career on a roll
Simon Baker in a scene from The Mentalist
By SHIRLEY BROUN

TASMANIAN-born star of television series The Mentalist Simon Baker, 43,  has joined the growing list of Aussie actors to be honoured with his own `Star’ on the famous Walk of Fame in Hollywood, Los Angeles.

In an emotional speech at the ceremony, held outside Beso Restaurant, owned by Desperate Housewife’s Eva Longoria, yesterday (USA time) an emotional Baker spoke of his wife Rebecca Rigg and his children Stella Breeze, Claude Blue and Harry Friday.

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AACTA Award winners announced

January 30, 2013

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The Sapphires scoops the pool winning six

THE Sapphires sang their way into history at the 2nd Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA) Awards, held last night (January 30, 2013) in Sydney, scooping the pool with six big wins.

The movie, which is about four Aboriginal girls who formed a singing group in the 1960s has been a real hit at the box office.

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Stars come home for 2nd AACTA awards

January 30, 2013

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Kidman, Crowe to star at AACTA Awards in Sydney

IT was a happy reunion for Keith Urban when he greeted his wife, Nicole Kidman, and children who flew in this morning for Nicole’s special appearance at the 2nd Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA) Awards to be held tonight at the Star Event Centre, in Sydney.

Still very much in love, the showbiz couple have to endure time apart as each fulfils the requirements of their individual careers – Nicole as an actor, and Keith on tour with his highly successful recording and live performances.

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Tell us about your brush with fame

January 18, 2013

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Share your special memories

WHEN you look at what entertainers contribute in their bid to make our days, special occasions and lives so much more fun and memorable, then I can understand why the industry has such a strong following worldwide. And, I bet just about everyone has a special memory to share about how a performer – whether it be an actor, singer, dancer, personality, musician or another from the industry – has touched their lives.

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Starring role for Craig McLachlan

January 17, 2013

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Mystery surrounds our lovable larrikin

By SHIRLEY BROUN

Dr Lucien Blake (Craig McLachlan) starring in ABC1′s new 10-part murder mystery series `The Dr Blake Mysteries’.

THE countdown is on for the return of quick-witted lovable larrikin Craig McLachlan to our television screens but his new role is one of mystery and murder.

On February 1, the ever-versatile McLachlan, 47, will star in the 10-part murder mystery series `The Doctor Blake Mysteries’, airing for the first time on ABC1, February 1 at 8.30pm.

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Attention all Entertainers!

October 20, 2012

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Membership Site
An invitation to contribute

By SHIRLEY BROUN

When I first started my National Entertainment Magazine Variety Today back in 1990, my aim was to promote Entertainers from all areas of the industry and provide them with a voice through its pages.

This was achieved by the industry not only reading and subscribing to the publication but also by contributing stories, columns, photographs, letters, updates, cartoons, jokes, funny annecdotes and so much more.

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John Williamson celebrates 25 years in Show Business (1992)

September 10, 2012

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Variety Today 1996
JOHN WILLIAMSON celebrated 25 years in Show Business in 1996 and industry peers took the opportunity to pay tribute to the `boy from the Mallee’.

Shirley Broun wrote in 1996:

 A Bird in the hand is worth two in the bush. That may have been the case once, but John Williamson has rewritten the adage and turned a bird in the bush – Old Man Emu – into 25 years in show business.

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