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Adele files for divorce from husband

Another celeb couple bites the dust.

English singer-songwriter Adele has officially filed for divorce from her husband Simon Konecki.

It comes after the 31-year-old announced in April that she and Konecki had separated after two years of marriage.

The pair, who have kept their relationship very private over the years, share a six-year-old son together.

They first began dating in 2011 and wed in a secret ceremony – which she revealed during a concert in 2017.

“They are committed to raising their son together lovingly. As always they ask for privacy. There will be no further comment,” a representative for the singer said at the time of the couple’s separation.

According to court documents lodged in Los Angeles, the “Someone Like You” singer filed for divorce on Thursday.

BACKSTREET’S BACK, ALRIGHT! 90’s boy band announce Aussie tour

Everybody, rock your body… yeah you know the rest!

The biggest selling boy band (now a man band) of all time have announced they’re heading down under for a national arena tour next year.

The Backstreet Boys revealed the news that they were expanding their massive world tour to Australia on Friday morning, delighting Aussie fans.

The shows will kick off at the Brisbane Entertainment Centre on Wednesday, May 20 before visiting Qudos Bank Arena on May 22, Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne on May 26 and RAC Arena in Perth on May 30.

AJ McLean, Brian Littrell, Nick Carter, Howie Dorough and Kevin Richardson have been enthralling fans around the world for more than 25 years, and will be sure to put on a performance to remember with some of their biggest hits including ‘I Want It That Way’‘Everybody (Backstreet’s Back’) and ‘As Long As You Love Me’.

General tickets for the Aussie shows go on sale at 12pm Monday, September 23 via livenation.com.au.

There are also two pre-sales, the first for Optus members from September 17 and the second for My Live Nation members from September 19.

But in the meantime, here’s a little throwback to get you in the mood…

WATCH:

BACKSTREET BOYS
The DNA World Tour – Australia 2020
BRISBANE ENTERTAINMENT CENTRE
WEDNESDAY MAY 20

QUDOS BANK ARENA, SYDNEY
FRIDAY MAY 22

ROD LAVER ARENA, MELBOURNE
TUESDAY MAY 26

RAC ARENA, PERTH
SATURDAY MAY 30

Taylor Swift

HUGE NEWS! Taylor Swift to perform at 2019 Melbourne Cup

It’s official! Pop superstar Taylor Swift is heading down under to perform at this year’s Melbourne Cup.

The Victoria Racing Club confirmed the exciting news in a statement on Thursday.

“The Victoria Racing Club is thrilled to announce ten-time GRAMMY® Award-winning, record-breaking global superstar Taylor Swift will perform at Lexus Melbourne Cup Day” the statement said.

The much-loved American singer-songwriter will sing two of her latest hits ahead of the race that stops a nation at Flemington Racecourse on Tuesday 5 November.

It will be Swift’s only public appearance in Australia following the release of her smash studio album Lover, which is Australia’s highest selling album for 2019.

VRC Chief Executive Officer Neil Wilson said the Club is looking forward to welcoming Taylor Swift to Flemington for Cup Day.

“Lexus Melbourne Cup Day is the most celebrated day on Australia’s major event calendar and with a reach of 1 billion people globally, it’s only fitting the VRC welcomes the world’s most celebrated star for the event,” Mr Wilson said.

“To think you can come to Flemington and watch not only the race that stops a nation but see one of the world’s biggest, if not the biggest, entertainer perform for the cost of a general admission ticket is phenomenal.

“We look forward to welcoming Taylor Swift to our wonderful event in just under 54 days.”

The 2019 Melbourne Cup Carnival begins with Derby Day on Saturday 2 November, followed by Melbourne Cup Day on Tuesday 5 November, Oaks Day on Thursday 7 November andStakes Day on Saturday 9 November.

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit: Flemington.com.au.

UK TV channel approves Neighbours spinoff

Britain’s Channel 5 has greenlit a spinoff of the iconic Aussie soap Neighbours, which has been on the air in the UK since the mid-1980s.

The show launched the careers of Margot Robbie, Guy Pearce, Kylie Minogue and Jason Donovan.

Neighbours: Erinsborough High will be a five-episode series that will play on My5, Channel 5’s on-demand service. The platform has been stocking up on Australian drama in recent times, buying shows such as Bloom from Sony and Pulse from ABC Commercial.

Fremantle will produce and distribute the Neighbours spinoff series.

The show will follow what goes on behind the school gates of Erinsborough High during exam period, with the disappearance of one of the Year 12 students sparking revelations.

The storyline will run in parallel to the linear show on Channel 5 and will feature well-known characters from the hit TV show as well as new faces.

RTL-owned producer and distributor Fremantle and Channel 5 sealed a new deal for the Aussie soap in 2017 after lengthy talks that had at one point threatened to see Neighbours taken off British screens after more than three decades.

The new agreement included a larger number of episodes per year as well as specials.

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Prince William & Princess Kate

Princess Charlotte is too cute on her first day of big school – See the photos!

Royal fans were treated to some adorable new photos of Princess Charlotte and Prince George overnight.

Proud parents the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge took to social media to share the images in celebration of Princess Charlotte starting big school.

The super cute photo was taken at Kensington Palace and features Princess Charlotte and her big brother Prince George dressed in their school uniform.

The photo was snapped just before the royals arrived at the elite Thomas Battersea school in London.

“The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are very pleased to share a photograph of Prince George and Princess Charlotte at Kensington Palace this morning,” the caption of the image, posted to Instagram, read.

“The photo was taken shortly before Their Royal Highnesses left for Thomas’s Battersea.”

 

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We were also given a sneak peek of footage showing the Royal family arriving at the school on Thursday morning, where they were greeted by one of the teachers.

“Princess Charlotte arrives for her first day of school at Thomas’s Battersea, joining her older brother Prince George,” the caption of the video reads.

 

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Awww, they’re growing up too fast!