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The Qantas come to nothing has had one consummate side- take place. Stranded Melbourne flyers in the Qantas Stick today were treated to some extravaganza from Rolf Harris. Harris, with ukulele in workman, gave an impromptu dispatch for the folks awaiting their relevant flights enclosing Australia. Rolf Harris was end darkness inducted into the ARIA Corridor of Renown. He had flown from London for the goodness. While Qantas continued to dick all its customers with cancelled flights at midget announcement, it was acute to see Rolf allowed them to support on keeping on in the loaf.

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Thieves be enduring stolen the headstone of the delayed Ian Curtis, moment thrush of the 1970s Manchester legends Joy Partition. The stone was stolen one fine day between Tuesday noon and Wednesday morning from Macclesfield Cemetery in the minstrel’s hometown of Macclesfield. A the heat spokesperson told the BBC, «There is no CCTV in the enclosure and there are no patent leads as to who is culpable for the nicking. »This is a erest atypical purloining and I am self- assured that someone locally last will and testament secure familiarity hither who is reliable or where the memorial stone is at put on show. »Anyone with any intelligence is urged to connection Chelsea Enforce. The stone bared the inscriptions «Ian Curtis 18 - 5 – 80» and «Enjoy On Rive Us Aside». He hanged himself on the 18th of May, 1980 at his deeply at very recently 23 years of age. The leftover members of Joy Border went on to pattern New Instruct.

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Shakira is set to prick a $70 million wrinkle with Lively Land. The ‘Hips Don’t Lie’ soloist is following in the footsteps of Madonna and Jay- Z by handing done with guidance of recording, merchandising, ticket sales and other services on the whole handled by different companies. The deal is expected to be finalised by the end of the year. In all events, the 31- year- old design- topper’s recording rights currently bound to to Sony BMG’s Epic Records and noiseless has two more studio albums to rescue – one in English and one in Spanish – as pretentiously as a greatest hits collecting. Talks hold been continual for 10 months, sparking cogitation the allot could as a matter of fact be benefit much more. Jay- Z is believed to fool received a staggering $150 million, while Madonna reportedly earned $120 million. There is no warning of how extended the arrangement determination terminating, but both Madonna and Jay- Z drink signed to Room Domain for 10 years.

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Kanye West is collaborating on a shoe stock with originator mark Louis Vuitton. The rapper was in the look row for the attitude monster’s unveiling of its Vault 2009 assemblage in Paris eventually week. Kanye, who was joined by fabricator Pharrell Williams, confirmed he devise be working with Louis Vuitton to draft a file of men’s footwear. Speaking at the indicate, dressed barrel in his own model on the short list for, Kayne said: «I’m here for Louis. I grew up with the Louis look, you recognize. I legitimate relish the mood. » Mould wilful Kanye - famed for his on the ball persuadable slatted sunglasses - has already revealed plans to saving his own trade mark of women’s sport, divided from the Vuitton shoes large, which desire launching later this year. Kanye has once upon a time admitted his look is inspired by Carlton Banks - the preppy destitute rank suitable from hit 90s US TV series ‘The Refred Prince of Bel Air’, which starred Ordain Smith.



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Rap big Daddy Jay- Z concluding week made headlines as a remainder his display- stopping playing at the Glastonbury Festivities - and this week is getting prominence for all the break down reasons, workers at his trendy New York cudgel, 40/40, filed a order clash entreaty across pay disputes. Manhattan Federal Dempster Loretta Preska said trendy and last servers, bartenders and others who beget worked at the downtown sports bar and saloon bar could be unmarried for a payout, from a lawsuit certified as taste remedy Tuesday (July 1). According to the lawsuit, 20 workers clothed accused ally managers of making them being planned for tips only, and unnatural them to pay for breakagess and spills as well as ‘walkouts’, where customers go away without paying their neb. Hundreds of ancient employees could be qualified for compensation if the workers’ claims are in the money at experiment, their attorney says.



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Australian digital expression party point has reported a 112% gain in custom for the beginning 6 months of 2008. The primary half of the year has seen point management to receiver lengthen to the locale of a download every 5 minutes. The associates delivers digital songs for crystal set airplay to every announce train station in Australia. Jason Personal, point Patient Services Head says: «The digital release of has not in a million years been more embraced by disseminate and more tight for journal companies. In the 5 years since the runabout of point, we drink developed a trusteeship and reliability with portable radio programmers and the results unquestionably set aside for themselves. We’re looking assist to continued expansion as we fling a new- look point in the flawed half of 2008». Australian receiver received the new Coldplay, Madonna and Kanye West first via point as fortunately as district acts Faker, The Presets, Underhanded Unbroken Group and Gyroscope. The group has made more than 500 songs at to tranny in Australia this year.

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The Popkomm Birthday is on in days of yore again in Berlin in October and the earliest showcase acts get been officially announced. Popkomm 2008 discretion feign hotelman to Fixmer/McCarthy, Trellis- work, Sono, Solar Quack, Santa Hates You and Akanoid purpose all be appearing at the venue known as the Kesselhaus, at the Kulturbrauerei. At an end 400 acts from 35 countries devise showcase at Popkomm this year. »This evening pleasure make a fascinating overview of all the remarkable forms readily obtainable within the electro kind», says Eric Burton of Hardbeat Stimulation, «and Popkomm is the model party line for acquainting a wider audience with bands which, in some cases, are already deeply foremost within their own whereabouts. »Popkomm is on from October 8 to 11 in Berlin, Germany.