Posts Tagged ‘2010’

International stars Simon Baker and Hugh Jackman have joined forces to prevent suicide by today launching messages encouraging Australians to simply ask; “Are you okay?” and help stop little problems from turning into big problems.

R U OK? Day, now in its second year, is the first national initiative of its kind. On R U OK? Day on October 7, all Australians will again be invited to connect with their friends, loved ones and colleagues by reaching out to anyone doing it tough and having a conversation that could change a life.

Baker and Jackman join a host of Australian identities, including former Australian netball captain and sports commentator for One HD Liz Ellis, 2Day FM radio identities Kyle and Jackie O, actors Dominic Purcell and Matt Day, Kangaroos captain Darren Lockyer, rugby league identity Wendell Sailor and legendary Australian actor Jack Thompson to support the initiative.

Purcell, star of hit series Prison Break, will soon appear on the big screen in the remake of the 1971 classic Straw Dogs. On a short visit to family in Sydney after a few months filming Killer Elite with Robert De Niro and Clive Owen, Purcell cleared his diary to attend the R U OK? Day public event at Ravesi’s on Bondi Beach on October 7.

“From time to time we all do it tough and need a little support. R U OK? Day is about thinking about who in your life might need that support,” Purcell said.

The Australian Bureau of Statistics estimates that the number of Australians who take their own lives each year could be as high as 2,500.

R U OK? Day Founder and CEO Gavin Larkin said the support of these public identities is critical in tackling Australia’s unacceptably high suicide rate.

“Suicide is the biggest killer of 18-35 year olds in this country. We need to start talking about this as much as we talk about the road toll and the support of big stars like Jack, Hugh and Simon helps us do that,” Larkin said.

Larkin, whose father took his own life, has built a reputation as one of Australia’s most successful ad men and is familiar with working with big names.

“Simon and Jack have lent their talents to our tv and radio advertising and Hugh and YouTube sensation Natalie Tran will help us get the message out on-line. Our other big names are helping us at live events and through more traditional media. Some public identities are reluctant to put their name to suicide prevention campaigns, so we’re thrilled to have the support of these big names in tackling this national crisis,” Larkin added.

To see Baker and Jackman’s messages of support and for more information on R U OK? Day and how to have an effective conversation and where to get further help, visit Our supporters

A key goal of R U OK? Day and R U OK? at Work is to promote awareness of the resources available by raising the profile of existing organisations that provide services to those needing support.

R U OK? Day and R U OK? at Work’s supporting information partners include beyondblue, Black Dog Institute, headspace, Lifeline, Wesley LifeForce, mindframe, National Prescribing Service, Reach Out, SANE Australia, Suicide Prevention Australia as well as the Australian General Practice Network and the Pharmacy Guild of Australia.

National HELPLINES for crisis counselling:

• Lifeline: 13 11 14

• Kids Helpline: 1800 55 1800 (for people aged between 5 and 25)

• Mens Line Australia: 1300 78 99 78

• Suicide Call Back Service 1300 659 467



Rock legend SLASH will be heading Australia next month for the Launch of MTV Classic at the Palace Theatre in Melbourne. The date for this massive event is Wednesday 28, April.

MTV Classic will replace VH1 and will play music from the 80’s to 2000’s with artist that shaped the music industry.

Slash will be performing classic from Guns n’ Roses and tracks from his debut album “Slash” with some Australian musicians.

Tickets for ’MTV Classic: The Launch’ will be available to the public via promotions on radio Nova and MTV Australia.

For more information visit :

MTV Classic as the channel goes live on May 1, 2010 at 5pm (AEST). MTV Classic is available on Channel 801 on Foxtel and Austar.

Slash’s solo album will be release in Australia on April 2.

Don’t miss the chance of listen one of the most expected albums for this year. Slash feature performance with Andrew Stockdale (Wolmother), Iggy Pop, Ozzy Osbourne and Fergie among others.

This Friday 19, february, 2010 don’t miss the chance to see live one of the best rock bands Wolfmother. Currently, the band is touring with the legends AC/DC around Australia, and this week they are heading Sydney.

The Apple store is well known for its performances and of course and as usual, the great thing of this gig is the price totally FREE! so, if you want to go, get ready to line up before 9 otherwise you will miss your spot.

The show will kick off at 9pm sharp so don’t miss it!

see you guys there!

The Hurt Locker
Inglourious Basterds
Up in the Air

Katheryn Bigelow – The Hurt Locker
James Cameron – Avatar
Clint Eastwood – Invictus
Jason Reitman – Up in the Air
Quentin Tarantino – Inglourious Basterds

Jeff Bridges – Crazy Heart
George Clooney – Up in the Air
Colin Firth – A Single Man
Morgan Freeman – Invictus
Tobey Maguire – Brothers

Emily Blunt – The Young Victoria
Sandra Bullock – The Blind Side
Helen Mirren – The Last Station
Carey Mulligan – An Education
Gabourey Sibide – Precious

500 Days of Summer
The Hangover
It’s Complicated
Julie & Julia

Matt Damon – The Informant
Daniel Day Lewis – Nine
Robert Downey, Jr. – Sherlock Holmes
Joseph Gordon Levitt – 500 Days of Summer
Michael Stuhlbarg – A Serious Man

Sandra Bullock – The Proposal
Marion Cotillard – Nine
Julia Roberts – Duplicity
Meryl Streep – It’s Complicated
Meryl Streep – Julie & Julia

A Prophet
Broken Embraces
The Maid
The White Ribbon

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs
Fantastic Mr. Fox
The Princess and the Frog

Matt Damon – Invictus
Woody Harrelson – The Messenger
Christopher Plummer – The Last Station
Stanley Tucci – The Lovely Bones
Christoph Waltz – Inglourious Basterds

Penelope Cruz – Nine
Vera Farmiga – Up in the Air
Anne Kendrick – Up in the Air
Mo’Nique – Precious
Julianne Moore – A Single Man

District 9
The Hurt Locker
It’s Complicated
Up in the Air
Inglourious Basterds

Michael Giacchino – Up
Marvin Hamlisch – The Informant
James Horner – Avatar
Abel Krozeniowski – A Single Man
Karen O. and Carter Burwell – Where the Wild Things Are

“Cinema Italiano” – Nine
“I Want to Come Home” – Everybody’s Fine
“I Will See You” – Avatar
“The Weary Kind” – Crazy Heart
“Winter” – Brothers

Martin Scorsese

*winners in red

American DJ and songwriter-singer MOBY return to Australia after ten years.  Moby will perform an array of fan favourites, as well as showcasing tracks from his new album release Wait for Me.

The dates of Moby’s shows are:

Sunday 3 January Palace Theatre, Melbourne

Monday 4 January Sydney Opera House

Sydney Opera House (02) 9250 7777 and

PARAMORE announces sideshows for their Soundwave venue!!!

the dates are:

February 19: The Tivoli, Brisbane, QLD
February 23: Festival Hall, Melbourne, VIC
February 24: Big Top Luna Park, Sydney, NSW



Rob Thomas Cradlesong

American rock recording artist and songwriter ROB THOMAS announced the dates of his Australian tour.

He will be promoting his new solo album “Cradle song” including hot singles including ‘Her Diamonds’ and ‘Someday’. This will be the 7th tour of Australia for Thomas, both as a solo artist and as frontman for Matchbox Twenty.

The dates are:

5 February 2009 – Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne
7 February – Leconfield Winery, McLaren Vale
11 February – Entertainment Centre, Brisbane
13 February – Hope Estate Winery, Hunter Valley
14 February – Centennial Vineyards, Bowral
17 February – Entertainment Centre, Sydney
20 February – Rochford Winery, Yarra Valley
21 February– Sandalford Wines, Swan Valley