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OMG… One of our favourite ’90s kids shows is making a HUGE comeback!

Get excited nineties kids, because we’ve got some news that’s about to take you right back to your childhood.

After months of rumors, it has finally been confirmed that the much-loved children’s cartoon series RUGRATS is coming back to our screens!

Viacom’s Nickelodeon and Paramount Pictures confirmed the iconic animation, which ran from 1991 through to 2004, is being revived into 26 new episodes for today’s kids to enjoy, just like we did!

“Rugrats is hands-down one of the most celebrated cartoons in TV history, and we are thrilled for a whole new audience to meet these iconic characters in brand-new adventures,” Viacom Media Networks Chief Operating Officer and Nickelodeon interim President Sarah Levy said in a statement.

“What was true in 1991 when the original show premiered is still true today: kids are fascinated with the world of babies. We can’t wait for today’s kids to meet Tommy, Chuckie and pals.”

It’s understood production on the new series is already underway, however a premiere date has not yet been confirmed.

“Now feels like the ideal time to reintroduce this iconic cast of characters to a whole new generation of young fans,” Brian Robbins, President of Paramount Players said.

“Kids who grew up with Tommy Pickles and the Rugrats crew will now be able to share that experience with their own children.”

In more exciting news, it’s been revealed a Rugrats live-action movie is also in the works, with the release date tipped for 2020.

Ahhh, the nostalgia!




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Helpmann Award win for Bleach* Festival production

A production at this year’s Bleach* Festival took out an award at the 18th Annual Helpmann Awards overnight.

Bleach* Festival, together with contemporary dance company The Farm, won the award for the Best Visual or Physical Theatre Production for TIDE.

The production featured two office workers (Gavin Webber and Joshua Thomson) carrying on their duties in a furnished office on a sandbar in the middle of Currumbin Estuary for 49 hours straight, without food or supplies.

Co-creator and performer Gavin Webber said the work was “a visceral marathon” that pushed improvisation to its limits.

“We are so proud of this award and the team behind it’s production. To have an idea and be supported to bring it to life, then be nationally recognised is beyond rewarding,” he said.

Bleach* Festival Artistic Director and CEO, Louise Bezzina said the Bleach* team had been working towards this moment for many years.

“To see our festival and talented local artists from the Gold Coast gain national recognition is an absolute honour,” she said.

Bleach* was also received a number of other Helpmann Award nominations, including Male Dancer for Joshua Thomson – The Farm; Best Dance Production for Intimate Space by Restless Dance Theatre; and Best Music Direction for Brian Ritchie for Bleach* Festival’s 2018 celebrated centrepiece event The Spirit of Churaki.

Bleach* Festival will return in 2019 from 17 – 28 April. For more information, visit: bleachfestival.com.au/

WATCH: Nick ‘Honey Badger’ Cummins is on the rugby field in latest Bachelor promo!

Australia’s new Bachelor, Nick ‘Honey Badger’ Cummins, is going back to the rugby field in his latest teaser trailer for the much-anticipated reality dating show.

In the latest promo clip revealed by Network Ten overnight, Cummins tells host Osher Gunsberg that he’s “as nervous as a duck in a doona factory” but is ready to find “the love of his life”.

The former Wallabies star is set to bring his own unique style and larrikin personality to series six of The Bachelor Australia this year, with his lovable one-liners sure to be a hit with both the ladies and viewers.

While an air date for the show has not yet been confirmed, we can’t help but get the feeling it’s getting closer!


Amy Shark set to say ‘hi’ at Robina Town Centre

If you’ve always wanted to say ‘hi’ to Amy Shark, and see her perform live, you can do both at Robina Town Centre next week!

The indie-pop sensation is treating her local fans to a free, live performance at the shopping centre next Thursday 19 July at 5pm to celebrate the launch of her highly anticipated debut album, Love Monster.

Amy will also be hosting a meet and greet and an autograph signing with fans who bring an Amy Shark CD or vinyl along to the performance.

Thursday’s performance is set to be an exciting teaser for Amy’s upcoming Splendour in the Grass appearance, as well as for her long-awaited nationwide tour, which will be hitting the road this August.

Robina Town Centre General Manager Shaine Beveridge said he was thrilled to welcome Amy Shark and have her perform live for shoppers.

“Amy is an astounding local talent who is treasured within our community, and we can’t wait to see her light up the stage and delight local music fans with an exclusive, free performance right here on The Promenade.”

For more information on Amy Shark’s performance at Robina Town Centre, visit: robinatowncentre.com.au/play/events/amy-shark-live



GoT and Netflix dominate Emmy nominations

Australian actors Nicole Kidman and Naomi Watts are notably absent from the long list of Emmy nominees, announced overnight.

But compatriot Yvonne Strahovski is in line for a gong come September 17, for her supporting role in The Handmaid’s Tale.

Strahovski will go up against co-stars Alexis Bledel and Ann Dowd with the drama series collecting 20 nominations overall.

The trio is joined by Lena Headey (Game of Thrones), Millie Bobby Brown (Stranger Things), Thandie Newton (Westworld) and Vanessa Kirby (The Crown).

The Handmaid’s Tale is also nominated for Best Drama Series, along side Game of Thrones, This Is Us, The Crown, The Americans, Stranger Things and Westworld.

When it comes to what’s making us laugh, it was a little surprise that the now axed Rosanne re-boot didn’t feature.

Instead, going head-to-head for Best Comedy Series are: Atlanta, Barry, Black-ish, Curb Your Enthusiasm, GLOW, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Silicon Valley and The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.

However, Laurie Metcalf has been nominated for best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for her role in Rosanne.

Game Of Thrones was the dominant series, with 22 nods.

The 70th Emmy Awards ceremony will be held on September 17 and you can find the FULL LIST of nominees here.