Friday, December 21, 2012

Les Misérables red carpet movie premiere, Sydney, Australia

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Les Misérables red carpet movie premiere, Sydney, Australia...


Les Misérables enjoyed its Sydney, Australia red carpet premiere at the State Theatre in Sydney's CBD this evening.

Movie stars present for the red carpet premiere included Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, Tom Hooper, and Sir Cameron Mackintosh.

Hundreds of fans and dozens of news media lined King Street to catch a glimpse of the stars.


The screen adaptation of 'Les Miserables' is being discussed as potential Oscar worthy and its mega star, 'Our' Hugh Jackman has warmly welcomed the buzz as recognition of how hard it is to transform a musical to the screen, no matter how good the material.

The star-studded film version of the stage musical debuted to critics at screenings in New York, London, Los Angeles and Sydney last weekend and it did very well, with many standing ovations and strong reviews.

Popular show business website advised Jackman was a sure contender for the best actor Academy Award for his role as Jean Valjean, the ex-prisoner who creates a successful new life for himself.

The Universal Studios flick, directed by Tom Hooper who won an Oscar for 'The King's Speech', also features fellow Aussies Russell Crowe as Jackman's nemesis Inspector Javert and leading lady Anne Hathaway as Fantine.

Jackman said he had not seen the final cut until the Sydney viewing and he was "pretty blown away by it".

"I think everyone understands that musical movies are probably the Mount Everest of movies," he told ABC TV.

"There's so many elements that need to come together. Les Mis has so much pedigree, not only in world literature, but as probably one of the most successful stage musicals of all time.

"So there was a lot at risk, but I loved it, I really loved it."

The stage version has been seen by more than 60 million people in 42 countries to date and in 21 languages around the globe, and is still breaking box-office records in its 27th year.

Jackman, who made his name on the stage but is best known for his role as Wolverine in the "X-Men" movie series, said his latest role, set against the backdrop of 19th century France, was the hardest of his career so far.

"There's no doubt that of all the things I feel I can do, this demanded more than anything," he said.

"As a pedigree of work, it's probably higher than anything else I've been in. The director, the ensemble, it was certainly one of those projects that felt like a once in a lifetime event."

It makes the early Oscar buzz all the more satisfying for the Sydney-based star.

"I would love nothing better than for the film to get recognised because I know how hard everyone worked and what was at stake, and we all know how musicals, when they don't come out well, can stink to high heaven," he said.

"So, any kind of positive buzz, of course I'm happy."

Stay tuned to Media Man, Music News Australia and the official Les Miserables and Universal Pictures websites for updates.


Les Miserables official website

Les Miserables official website (Australia)

Universal Pictures Australia

Music News Australia

Media Man International

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Maxim Australia Celebrates Hot 100 At Halloween Bash With Special Guest Sophie Monk

Maxim Australia Celebrates Hot 100 At Halloween Bash With Special Guest Sophie Monk;  Marquee, Sydney – The Star...

Maxim Australia enjoyed its Hot 100 Halloween Bash - party at Sydney's famous Marquee nightclub tonight.

It was obvious to the trained eye that one or two VIP's - high rollers, hot models and blonde's a plenty were in town at the one time casino - now more an integrated entertainment and gaming hub, complete with nightclubs and entertainment attractions a plenty. Marquee is positioned as Sydney's hottest nightclub, and so far seems to be living up to the hype. No doubt the likes of The Tele, Casino News Media, Music News Australia, The Shout, Media Man, AAP and The Sydney Morning Herald will be reporting on this one.

Sophie Monk (wearing opposed to no clothes like in the mags) was be the special guest at MAXIM Australia’s HOT 100 Halloween Party. Sophie made her only Sydney appearance to celebrate making the top 10 in MAXIM’s inaugural HOT 100 list, in which she is placed at number seven on the list.

Sophie Monk said: "I’d like to thank my mum for voting for me and apologies to my brother who will most likely buy every copy on the Gold Coast so his friends don’t see it," says Sophie. "I love that Australia is celebrating Halloween but I’m not sure how I’m going to make a pumpkin outfit sexy. I will try!"

MAXIM editor-in-chief, Santi Pintado, said this will be the magazine’s biggest party to date. "We’ve had such a fantastic response to the MAXIM Hot 100 Australian Women list, so we needed to make this event even bigger than our previous parties. We’re expecting a big crowd for this one. Should be notoriously epic."

Over 500 VIP guests partied through the night to the razor sharp mix of hip hop, old school RNB and mainstream hits by The Faders (Milly Gattegno & Suhana Lye) who have made a name for themselves bringing the party to the hottest clubs, tours and social events the world has to offer such as Chanel, Nike, Ray Ban, Oakley, Myer, Optus and private parties for Good Charlotte, Wu Tang Clan, Teddy Riley as well as Australia’s hottest festivals Splendour in the Grass, Good Vibrations and Future Music Festival.

Stay tuned and don't change your dial for more hot news on Marquee, Sophie Monk and friends, and many of the world's top and hottest entertainment attractions.


The Star

Marquee Sydney

Maxim Australia

Eva Rinaldi Photography Flickr

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Elin Kling X GUESS BY MARCIANO Capsule Collection Launch

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Elin Kling X Guess By Marciano Capsule Collection Launch

Elin Kling X Guess By Marciano Capsule Collection Launch; East Sydney, Australia ...

East Sydney, Australia, and yet another product / fashion launch, with the usual splash of celebrities.

Firstly, Marciano is a leading lifestyle brand by Guess, so with that out of the way, a bit of colour banter to keep you interested with a bit of back story...

It's said "celebrity sells", but time will tell in seeing just how long the product world will continue to roll out the celebrities. Clearly, Guess and friends are sticking with the formula for the time being.

Of course, you have the A list, B list and C list et al... this event was a mix, to be fair. It's all really about selling product and trying to make it fly off the shelves in the end, and playing the media card. A tad more interesting than reading fashion advertisements in the even thinning Australian broadsheets - newspapers and fashion magazine advertising doesn't come cheap either. News coverage usually beats regular advertising, so the fashion and lifestyle product world will likely continue to hold bashes and parties while playing the celeb card for a while yet.

Next week Australia will get more brand launches, more fashion parties, with many of the usual suspect celebs coming along just to be seen and read about themselves in the paper - or online - whatever the case. Add a bit of gossip... you get a bit of news, and wallah - there's another PR campaign in the bag.

Fun Facts:

Guess (styled as GUESS) is an American clothing line brand. Guess also markets other fashion accessories besides clothes, such as watches, jewelry and perfumes. The company also owns the line Marciano.

The company began advertising in 1982, then later they introduced their iconic black-and-white ads in 1985.[3] The ads have won numerous Clio Awards. Their fashion models have included a number of supermodels, many of whom, such as Claudia Schiffer, Eva Herzigova, Valeria Mazza, and Laetitia Casta, first achieved prominence via these ad campaigns.

Marciano is an Italian given name and it originates from Latin Marcianus or Marcian (Saint Marcians) or "Martians" or Martianus. Also from the cult of Roman god Mars.

Elin Kling is a Swedish fashion blogger born in 1983 in Sweden. She runs a Scandinavian fashion blog called Style by Kling.

Elin Kling started off her career in fashion as a model, with her base in Milano, Italy. Over the years she has also worked within Swedish Television-business. Today she's also the editor of her own-found magazine Style By which can be bought online for iPad's, iPod's and iPhone's as well as in physical form in stores in Sweden.


Guess official website

Marciano official website

Style By Kling official website

Eva Rinaldi Photography