Wednesday: Newsy Snacks For Busy People
Puberty Blues: I’m a bit excited about the John Edwards version of ‘Puberty Blues’ due to begin screening on Network Ten on August 15th (that’s a Wednesday, FYI!) He of telly superfaves Love My Way, Tangle, The Secret Life of Us and Offspring is sure to weave some magic (I hope!) through the Gabrielle Carey/Kathy Lette favourite. I can not wait to see. Puberty Blues 2012 is co-directed by Emma Freeman who has worked on all our favourite TV shows and has also directed clips for French band Coco Rosie. She’s ace. Here’s a sneak peek at a scene for Puberty Blues being shot in Sydney…
Madonna: Jeepers. At every turn something stupid. Mme ‘Boobs-Out’ Madonna has been slammed for using fake guns in her weekend show in Scotland, with many saying that in light of the Aurora events she should have been more sensitive. Madonna’s spokespeople say : ”Madonna would rather cancel her show than censor her art”. Hm. Seems like yet another stunt designed to get us talking (like this!) But is any publicity really good publicity? And is petulantly brandishing guns when the world is on tenterhooks really art? More here. (Also worth a read ‘Humans pull triggers, but triggers are made to be pulled’ : a piece on guns and philosophy at The Atlantic)
The Reading List of Fictional Characters: What could be better than your favourite fictional character? Knowing what they read, that is what. The Atlantic has compiled this great list of what your faves might have on their bedside table. Discover the reading piles of Margot Tenenbaum, Daria, Don Draper, Lisa Simpson, Matilda Wormwood and more! I love this! The full list is here.
Kids & Books: Is this news to you? It’s not news to me either. A new study has confirmed that children who are read to from an early age are likely to perform better in tests such as the NAPLAN. The Australian Institute of Family studies has concluded that kid who are surrounded by books, have regular library visits and are read to lots around the ages of four and five have better literacy skills then those who don’t. So read to the little people in your life! (I bet you are already doing that, right?!) More here.
Poppies for Grace talk to The Design Files Lucy
Katie Holmes latest cover shoot for ‘C’ Magazine
All sparkles for The Great Gatsby and Anna Karenina cast’s wardrobe.
Make Provencal Potato Salad, why don’t you?
How games teach kids empathy. Important stuff.
Christina Hendricks in the cutest pants!
Eleven amazing homes made from shipping containers. Ace.
Pottymouthmama’s guide to RAD-vertorials!
Let your dinner be a poem!
The most awesome behind the scenes photos from your favourite movies!
Shots from Michael Jackson’s 1988 BAD tour.
Here’s our Clip of the Day:
Puberty Blues. Picture: Channel 10