Tag: celebrities

Review: Legally Blonde the Musical

Elle Woods is a shallow Malibu fashionista with a degree in accessorising and a longing for beau, Warner Huntington 111, to put a ring on it.   Elle and her Delta Nu sorority gal pals are living the California dream where…

Review: The Vogue Factor by Kirstie Clements

Kirstie Clements was unceremoniously dumped from iconic fashion magazine Vogue after 25 years’ service;  13 in the editor’s chair.  She wasted no time in signing a book deal to have the last word on the incident, but this is no…

I Know This Much by Gary Kemp (Autobiography)

The school holidays are keeping me from any lengthy blog posts right now, but I simply couldn’t hold myself back from writing something about the fascinating I know this much: from Soho to Spandau by Spandau Ballet guitarist and songwriter, Gary…

On being stirred and shaken by Skyfall

I don’t often review films on the blog – mostly because I have three children and therefore almost never see films until they’re several years old and everyone else has already reviewed them.   I also suspect that any film review…

All my friends are getting unmarried

Miss 5 came to me this week with a firm instruction that her teacher was no longer to be called Mrs XYZ, but Miss ZYX.  “She got unmarried”, I was informed.  Mmm, so I’d heard.  It happens; a lot, unfortunately. …

Review: Lola Bensky by Lily Brett

It’s 1967.  London is swinging and California is dreaming as some of history’s most formidable music artists take to the world stage.  Overweight high-school drop-out Lola Bensky has every 19 year old’s dream job as a journalist for Rock-Out magazine. …

Review: In the Pleasure Groove by John Taylor

In the Pleasure Groove: Love, Death and Duran Duran  describes the life and times of John Taylor – a founding member of one of Britain’s most successful pop exports, Duran Duran.  In Australia the band is often considered an ‘80s phenomenon…

On the BWF 2012

Last Sunday I spent a blissful, child-free day at the Brisbane Writers Festival, which celebrated its 50th year in 2012.  The BWF used to be an absolutely non-negotiable appointment on my annual events calendar.  From my first one in 1996,…