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Previewing 2017 entertainment
Keep Betty White safe
An American man started a GoFundMe campaign
to keep Betty White safe for the remaining days of
2016. Demetrios Hrysikos wanted to put a smile on
people’s faces but also raised funds for the
Spartanburg Little Theater in South Carolina.
More celebrity deaths
Actor, writer, comedian and mental health
advocate Carrie Fisher died on December 27 after
suffering a massive heart attack on a flight from
London to Los Angeles a week earlier. Just one day
later, her mother — actress, singer and film
historian Debbie Reynolds — died of a stroke.
New Year celebrated
Hundreds of thousands of people rang in the New
Year at celebrations across the country. The
fireworks over Sydney Harbour were again a
highlight while Mariah Carey was busted lip
syncing at celebrations in New York.
HAPPY New Year and welcome to 2017!
No doubt it’s going to be another big
one for all the entertainment lovers out
favour and give you my predictions on
what to expect this year.
1. There will be a superhero movie
and it will draw mixed reviews.
There are at least four superhero
movies due to be released this year
(Spiderman Homecoming, Wonder
Woman, Justice League Part I, Guardians
of Galaxy Vol. II) which I am very excited
I love the idea people can blend into
society but still make such a difference.
Also, the fighting scenes tend to be
pretty good. So are the stories.
Unless it’s Superman Returns, that
movie is so bad.
But while I can only name one
superhero movie I didn’t like, diehard
comic book fans (not dissimilar to any
character on The Big Bang Theory) will
criticise the films on social media for
“not staying true to the source”, or poor
portrayals by actors.
2. Biopics are here to stay.
In the past couple of years, we’ve had
Ita Buttrose, Kerry Packer, Molly
Meldrum, INXS, Peter Allen and Gina
Rinehart biopics appear on the small
screen, not to mention the ‘untold
stories’ of Wills and Kate, and Princess
Celebrities are mysterious and people
love to know more about who they are
behind the personas they appear, it’s
one of the reasons trashy magazines
are so popular.
But it feels like it has really reached a
new level with all these biopics recently
and there are more on the horizon with
Paul Hogan and Alan Bond series
scheduled to air this year while an Olivia
Newton-John one is to be filmed.
3. Reality TV will get weirder.
But Rhiannon, you put a home
renovation reality TV show as one of
your top three shows for last year.
Surely you can’t be against the concept
Great point, but now we’ve seen
Dating Naked, random people have
gotten Married at First Sight and there
are 5 million series of Real Housewives,
where can producers possibly go next?
4. People will die.
Harsh, probably, but also true.
It does feel like a lot of famous people
died last year, and if I had the time or
the inclination I would compare it with
But the outpouring of grief on social
media is reaching new levels I think.
It’s not necessarily a bad thing, it’s a
by-product of celebrities being more
accessible on various platforms. You
can send them a quick tweet about their
performance instead of a fan letter, and
get a reply.
People mourn the famous because
they feel connected to the roles they
portrayed, they can identify similarities
between themselves and the
We’re just getting to the stage when
all the icons of years gone by are older.
Death is unfortunately a fact of life.
5. Beyoncé will win all the Grammys.
There is no need to hold the
ceremony. Just give all the awards to
Queen Bey has nine nominations this
year, and has nods in all major
categories, closely followed by Drake,
Rihanna and Kanye West.
Lemonade is regarded by many as a
work of art and deserves recognition.
My smokey is ol Weezy jumping on
stage and pulling a ‘Imma let you finish
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6. Medical complaint
7. Dump (4)
8. City (slang) (3,5)
9. Hesitate (6)
10. Sailing boats (6)
12. Solicitor (6)
15. ...... valley (NSW) (5)
17. NSW rugby team (8)
19. Hand-me-down (4)
20. Right (11)
1. Mathematics (8)
2. Burgler (6)
3. Unkempt (6)
4. Marine mollusc (4)
5. Coffin (6)
6. Game (5)
11. Unclear (8)
13. Surprised (6)
14. Responds (6)
15. Hurry (6)
16. Occasion (5)
18. Singing voice (4)
This week in history
DECEMBER 28, 1934: Actress Dame Maggie Smith, is born in Ilford, England.
DECEMBER 29, 1965: The Australian Davis Cup team of Fred Stolle, Roy
Emerson, John Newcombe and Tony Roche defeat Spain four matches to one
to claim back-to-back titles.
DECEMBER 30, 1922: The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics is formed after
the Russian revolution. The confederation consists of Russia, Belorussia,
Ukraine, and the Transcaucasian Federation (divided in 1936 into the
Georgian, Azerbaijan, and Armenian republics) and was the first country to be
based on Marxist socialism.
DECEMBER 31, 1997: Will Smith marries Jada Pinkett in Baltimore, Maryland.
JANUARY 1, 1901: The Commonwealth of Australia is formed when British
Parliament passes legislation to allow all six colonies to govern in their own
JANUARY 2, 1947: Mahatma Gandhi begins march for peace in East-Bengali.
JANUARY 3, 1969: Six-time Formula One champion Michael Schumacher is
born near Cologne, Germany.
JANUARY 4, 1958: Sir Edmund Hillary and his New Zealand team become the
first group to reach the South Pole overland since 1912.
JANUARY 5, 1834: William John Wills, one half of Australian explorers Burke
and Wills, is born in Totnes, United Kingdom.
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Planning ahead is a
good lesson for all of us
Pre-pay your funeral today and save!
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HAYNES. The relatives and friends of the late John
Francis Budden are respectfully informed his funeral
service will be held entirely at the Ewart Tennyson
Chapel, 1 Frances Terrace, Moonta, on 5th January,
2017, commencing at 2pm.
In lieu of flowers, a donation in memory of John
Haynes to the Star of the Sea Home for the Aged would
be greatly appreciated. Envelopes will be available at the
Skinner Family Funerals
Accredited member AFDA, Moonta 8825 2028
LIST. The relatives and friends of the late Mrs Doreen
List are respectfully informed her funeral service will be
held in the Minlaton Uniting Church, this Thursday, 5th
January, 2017, commencing at 11am.
At the conclusion of her service, a cortege will pro-
ceed to Minlaton Cemetery.
In lieu of floral tributes, envelopes will be available for
donations to Arthritis SA, 118 Richmond Road,
Marleston SA 5033, and also Heart Foundation, 155
Hutt Street, Adelaide SA 5000.
McQueen Funeral Services
Accredited member AFDA, Minlaton 8853 2236
MURRAY. The relatives and friends of the late Mrs
Daphne Irene Murray are respectfully informed her
funeral service will be held at the graveside, Ardrossan
Cemetery, on Friday, 6th January, 2017, commencing at
For those attending, you are welcome to bring a chair
for your comfort.
McQueen Funeral Services
Accredited member AFDA, Minlaton 8853 2236
HEWETT. The relatives and friends of the late Trevor Garth
Hewett (Trixie) are advised his funeral service will be held at the
Lions Nature Setting in the Port Broughton Cemetery on
Thursday, 5th January, 2017, commencing at 10.30am.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Port
Broughton Hospital, envelopes will be available at the service.
AFDA Port Pirie, 8633 0007
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