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Saturday, 25 April 2015

Bruce Jenner Comes Out As Transgender: "For all intents and purposes, I am a woman." Interview With Diane Sawyer

Bruce Jenner has come out as transgender.




The highly anticipated broadcast - happening right now - revealed what has been speculated for some time. That Bruce identifies as a woman.


In the first part of the interview, Bruce struggles to hold back his tears, as he says: "It's going to be an emotional roller coaster but i'm going to make it through.


"I've been thinking about this day forever and what I should do with my life. How do I tell my story, how do I tell people what I've been through. I've been thinking about this day forever."



Bruce admits he has been "running away from all of this stuff", and says he's always been confused about his gender identity.

"I've tried to explain it to my children this way. God's looking down making little Bruce. He's looking down and He says: 'What are we going to do with this one. Let's give him a soul of a female."

Bruce continues : "Here I am, stuck. I hate the word girl stuck in a guy's body. My brain is much more female than it is male."

He adds:

"I'm me. I'm a person. This is who I am. I'm not stuck in anybody's body."

"For all intents and purposes, I am a woman. People look at me differently. They see you as this macho male, but my heart and my soul and everything that I do in life it is part of me, that female side is part of me.

"That's who I am. I was not genetically born that way... as of now I have all the male parts and all that kind of stuff so in a lot of ways we're different, but we still identify as female. And that's very hard for Bruce Jenner today. Why? I don't want to disappoint people."

Gosh, I am very pleased for Bruce. Imagine living with that gender confusion, keeping that secret. He must be hugely relieved to start the reveal.

Friday, 24 April 2015

'Bruce Jenner: The Interview' - Australian Screen Dates

With much being reported on Bruce Jenner's upcoming interview with Diane Sawyer in Australian media, Australian TV is also screening the interview - the first broadcast will happen simultaneously with the US broadcast. It will be a two hour interview.

The first broadcast is on Sky Business (channel 602) on Foxtel on Saturday April 25, at 11am.

The second broadcast is on Channel Nine on the 20/20 programe on Sunday April 26, at 10.45pm.

In this video, Bruce Jenner talks about his family to Diane Sawyer. In the new trailer, he says: "I can’t let myself hurt them."




'Bruce Jenner: The Interview' is set to air on Friday, April 24, at 9 p.m. ET. in the US. The Australian screen dates are as above.

Thursday, 23 April 2015

YouTube Tenth Anniversary: BEST VIDEOS

Happy birthday YouTube! Ten years old today!

A whole decade of cat videos, people on post-op funny gas, goats, Britney Spears fanatics ("leave Britney alone!"), babies, and more babies.

And then of course - the rise of the makeup tutorial, how to make any food possible, and loads and loads of weird shit.

Here are some of the most interesting and most talked about -  let's start with the very first YouTube video uploaded by its co-founder Jawed Karim, titled 'Me At The Zoo' - all 18 seconds of it, uploaded at 8.27pm on Saturday April 23 2005. It was shot by Yakob Lapitsky at the San Diego Zoo:





And the other end of the spectrum - the MOST watched YouTube video - at 2.3 BILLION views:



















































And of course, someone (many people!) have made their own compiles, which will jog your memory more:











Wednesday, 22 April 2015

Don't DIS My Appearance - Paint your middle finger for May: VIDEO

Don’t DIS My Appearance is a national awareness and fundraising campaign for the Butterfly Foundation, calling on all Australians to take a stand against a culture of appearance based judgement and negative body image.

Funds raised go towards better prevention, education, treatment and support services to fight eating disorders and the devastating impact they have on sufferers, families and our community.


Here is the video. Share with people who have young kids and teen and adults, likely to be at risk of bullying. Share it with everyone!



Join the movement: paint your middle finger and donate to fight eating disorders.

Be part of the Don’t DIS My Appearance campaign by painting your middle fingernails during May and making a donation to the Butterfly Foundation.

You can also get involved by purchasing FABY nail polish (100% of profits made from May sales donated to the cause), engaging in fundraising activities, sharing the campaign message via social media #DISnoBODY and entering the campaign competitions. (See the FABY nail polish Instagram page here).




Follow them on Twitter here: @Paint_itforMay

Use the hashtag:

And on Facebook here.

Amy Schumer Falls At Kim Kardashian and Kanye West's feet: TIME 100 Gala - PHOTOS + VIDEO

Oh, Amy Schumer!

For the unfamiliar, Amy is an American comedienne, the queen of the Comedy Central roasts, the star of her own TV show 'Inside Amy Schumer'… and insanely funny.

And now, even more people will know her.

Amy wanted to make her mark when photos of Kim Kardashian and Kanye West, at the TIME 100 Gala at Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York City were being taken, and went the full stack… fell flat on her face on the red carpet.




She later told TIME: “I saw them and said to my publicist, ‘Can I pretend to fall?’ and she said, ‘I can’t stop you'."

Kanye looked like his usual self, post-stunt (no expression), but Kim gave a smile, as other guests and paparazzi laughed totally at Amy's expense - obviously cottoning on to her antics.

See the clip from TIME here:

Belle Gibson: "No, none of it is true" - 'The Australian Women's Weekly' REPORT

In explosive news just in, Belle Gibson - described as a 'disgraced wellness blogger' - has admitted she lied about having cancer and curing her illness with healthy eating and natural therapies.


Speaking about the controversy for the first time in an exclusive interview with The Australian Women’s Weekly, Gibson was asked if she has, or has ever had cancer.
“No. None of it’s true,” she confessed to the magazine. See the magazine's teaser link here, ahead of the sale of the magazine tomorrow.
“I am still jumping between what I think I know and what is reality. I have lived it and I’m not really there yet,” she said.
In the article, The Australian Women's Weekly speculates that Belle suffers from a psychological condition called factitious disorder or Munchausen syndrome — where sufferers feign disease or illness to gain attention.
The 23 year old was accused of fabricating her terminal brain cancer diagnosis and profiting from her story via her wellness app and book, 'The Whole Pantry.'

Belle Gibson. Photo credit: Facebook
When last month it was revealed Gibson did not donate $300,000 from the sales of her app to charity as promised, and her friends had started to question the legitimacy of her story, the rumours and accusations started. Her book - which went on sale in Australia in October 2014 - was pulped (although some copies are still available at various bookstores), and the release of the UK and US edition of the book was halted. Her app - a default app included on the about to be released Apple Watch - was scrapped from the highly anticipated new device. Since then, Belle Gibson has not spoken to the media - until now.
(It has also been reported that earlier this month, Victoria Police said they would not pursue criminal charges against Gibson).

Here is the publicly available photo, just posted by the magazine on Twitter, of the opening double page spread of the story:





For the whole story, buy the May edition of The Australian Women's Weekly, on sale from tomorrow (Thursday) for four weeks. You can also download the whole magazine online.

'The Weekly with Charlie Pickering': ABC TV - VIDEO

You've likely seen the ads for Charlie Pickering's new show… and tonight, it starts.

'The Weekly with Charlie Pickering' will premiere on Wednesday 22 April at 8:30pm on ABC.





The blurb says:

Australians demand a show that keeps its promises and THE WEEKLY with Charlie Pickering promises to be both weekly and hosted by Charlie Pickering.



And:

A brand new half-hour comedy show that shoves a broom handle into the spinning wheel of the news cycle, THE WEEKLY with Charlie Pickering shines a light on the bits of the week’s news that you didn’t notice, as well as some bits you were noticing when you didn’t notice the other stuff. Backed up by heavy-weight comedians Tom Gleeson & Kitty Flanagan, who both object to that description, THE WEEKLY will expose the humorous, the absurd and the downright hypocritical, 24/7, once a week.

THE WEEKLY: the news you need, a few days after you need it. 

I love it already!


The Weekly with Charlie Pickering will premiere on Wednesday 22 April at 8:30pm on ABC