Singer Cody Simpson dresses-up as iconic singer Elvis Presley for Ali’s party

Singer Cody Simpson dresses-up as iconic singer Elvis Presley alongside his model girlfriend Marloes Stevens for his sister Alli’s birthday party

Cody Simpson recently relocated back to the Gold Coast so he can focus on his Olympic swimming bid. 

And on Saturday, Cody took time out from training to celebrate his sister Alli’ s belated 23rd birthday party. 

Cody, 24, dressed as famed rock ‘n’ roll king Elvis Presley for the disco themed party, as new girlfriend Marloes Stevens was dressed as a 70s model.

Playful: Singer Cody Simpson dressed-up as iconic singer Elvis Presley alongside his model girlfriend Marloes Stevens for his sister Alli’s birthday party on Saturday on the Gold Coast 

The pop star wore a white jumpsuit that hugged his muscular body, and paired it with a red scarf. 

He also wore a pair of silver-rimmed aviators and a gold belt to the outfit to nail the Elvis look. 

Cody also added an assortment of rings and a wig.

Marloes wore a glamorous, glittering silver dress with a pair of black knee-high boots and a pair of gold-rimmed aviators. 

The king is back in the building: The pop star wore a white jumpsuit that hugged his muscular body with him pairing it with a red scarf. Marloes was seen in a glittering dress

The king is back in the building: The pop star wore a white jumpsuit that hugged his muscular body with him pairing it with a red scarf. Marloes was seen in a glittering dress

Cody later showcased his moves as Elvis while in the jumpsuit.  

The theme for the party was ‘Disco’. and the crowd certainly looking the part.

Alli had margarita and pink gin spritz on the menu. She also had a number of grazing boards and pink cupcakes to celebrate the occasion.   

Oh my: At one point, Marloes was seen licking Cody's face. The theme for the party appeared to be 'Back In Time' with the crowd certainly looking the party

Oh my: At one point, Marloes was seen licking Cody’s face. The theme for the party appeared to be ‘Back In Time’ with the crowd certainly looking the party 

Family affair: Cody and Marloes were seen with the girl of the hour Alli, alongside a number of their other friends and relatives

Family affair: Cody and Marloes were seen with the girl of the hour Alli, alongside a number of their other friends and relatives 

Cody and Marloes have been fixtures around the Gold Coast with the Dutch model seen supporting him at sporting events.  

Prior to flying into Gold Coast, Cody and Marloes, who have been dating since December 2020, did 14 days of mandatory quarantine in Howard Springs, Darwin.

Earlier this year, Cody revealed to The New York Times what inspired him to jump back into the pool and compete in the 2024 Paris Olympics.

He explained he decided he still had a shot in the pool after seeing American swimmer Caeleb Dressel – who is five months his junior – beat a record set by Michael Phelps in 2019.  

Sticking together: Prior to flying into Gold Coast, Cody and Marloes, who have been dating since December 2020, did 14 days of mandatory quarantine in Howard Springs, Darwin

Sticking together: Prior to flying into Gold Coast, Cody and Marloes, who have been dating since December 2020, did 14 days of mandatory quarantine in Howard Springs, Darwin

‘I stopped drinking that night and started finding pools the next day,’ Cody, who hails from the Gold Coast, said.

Despite having an incredibly successful music career that saw him discovered on YouTube and signed by an American record label in 2010 at the age of 13, his childhood Olympic dreams were bigger.

‘I love the music industry very much, and I’ll continue to be a musician long into my life, but it’s not as pure of a pursuit as sport, which just comes straight down to the clock,’ he told The New York Times.

Making it happen: Despite having an incredibly successful music career that saw him discovered on YouTube and signed by an American record label in 2010 at the age of 13, Cody said: 'it's not as pure of a pursuit as sport, which just comes straight down to the clock'

Making it happen: Despite having an incredibly successful music career that saw him discovered on YouTube and signed by an American record label in 2010 at the age of 13, Cody said: ‘it’s not as pure of a pursuit as sport, which just comes straight down to the clock’ 

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Natalie Portman buys herself a bouquet of sunflowers as visits local farmers market

Natalie Portman buys a bouquet of sunflowers and a crumpet as she visits local farmers market with her family in Sydney

She’s been living in Australia for the past eight months while filming Marvel’s upcoming blockbuster Thor: Love and Thunder. 

And Natalie, 39, proved she knows how to shop like a local on Saturday as she visited Everleigh farmers market in Sydney with her husband Benjamin Millepied, 43, and their children Aleph, nine, and Amalia three.  

Looking relaxed, a Natalie clutched a newly-purchased bouquet of sunflowers while strolling through the bustling crowd with her brood. 

Blending in with the locals! Natalie, 39, proved she knows how to shop like a local on Saturday as she visited Everleigh farmers market in Sydney with her husband Benjamin Millepied, 43, their children Aleph, nine, and Amalia three, and her mother Shelley 

Natalie also joined for the outing by her mother Shelley, who recently jetted to Australia from the US with Natalie’s father Avner.  

Covering her famous face with a pair of sunglasses, the Black Swan star managed to blend seamlessly into the crowd as she perused the market’s artisanal food vendors.  

She dressed down in a white jumper and denim shorts, while adding a touch of glamour to her look by painting her lips a cherry-red hue.  

Carefree outing: Covering her famous face with a pair of sunglasses, the Black Swan star managed to blend seamlessly into the crowd as she perused the market's artisanal food vendors

Carefree outing: Covering her famous face with a pair of sunglasses, the Black Swan star managed to blend seamlessly into the crowd as she perused the market’s artisanal food vendors

Pouty: She dressed down in a white jumper and denim shorts, while adding a touch of glamour to her look by painting her lips a cherry-red hue

Pouty: She dressed down in a white jumper and denim shorts, while adding a touch of glamour to her look by painting her lips a cherry-red hue

The family finally stopped at a vendor who was selling pastries, before Natalie purchased a take-away crumpet with syrup on the side.  

She then continued making her way through the crowd while chewing on her decadent treat.  

Natalie is currently living in Sydney, and has gone largely unnoticed as she fits in easily with the laid-back locals in trendy areas like Byron Bay and Bondi Beach. 

Delicious! The family finally stopped at a vendor who was selling pastries, before Natalie purchased a take-away crumpet with syrup on the side

Delicious! The family finally stopped at a vendor who was selling pastries, before Natalie purchased a take-away crumpet with syrup on the side

What a treat! She then continued making her way through the crowd while chewing on her decadent treat

What a treat! She then continued making her way through the crowd while chewing on her decadent treat

Digging in: Natalie had her hands full as she balanced the bouquet with her newly-acquired crumpet

Digging in: Natalie had her hands full as she balanced the bouquet with her newly-acquired crumpet 

She’s also been spotted in the grandstands at several football events recently. 

Last month, Natlie attended an NRL football game in Sydney alongside fellow A-Listers Chris Hemsworth and his wife Elsa Pataky. 

In November, she also made her way to a Melbourne Demons AFL training session at Gosch’s Paddock. 

At the time, the A-Lister even donned a jersey like locals.

Natalie will reprise her role as astrophysicist Jane Foster in the Thor sequel and her character will gain powers similar to Thor.

The film is scheduled for release on May 6, 2022.  

Payment: Natalie paid for the crumpet with her mobile phone rather than cash

Payment: Natalie paid for the crumpet with her mobile phone rather than cash

Working Down Under: Natalie has been living in Australia for the past eight months while filming Marvel's upcoming blockbuster Thor: Love and Thunder

Working Down Under: Natalie has been living in Australia for the past eight months while filming Marvel’s upcoming blockbuster Thor: Love and Thunder 

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Australian women share their husbands’ most annoying habits

Frustrated women share their husbands’ most annoying habits – and they’ll strike a chord with couples everywhere

  • Women share the ‘most annoying habits’ they can’t stand about their husbands 
  • Infuriating things included taking up most of the bed, and leaving drawers open 
  • Many revealed their big pet peeve was leaving dirty laundry around the home

Australian women have shared the ‘most annoying habits’ they can’t stand about their husbands – including doing half jobs, making a pile of dirty clothes on the floor and leaving beard hair around the sink.

In an amusing thread on Facebook, a group of wives listed the infuriating things, ranging from ‘stealing all the bed’ to leaving drawers and cabinets open.

One of the most commonly mentioned things was their significant other doing ‘half jobs’ or procrastinating around their house.

Australian women have shared the ‘most annoying habits’ they can’t stand about their husbands – including doing half jobs, making a pile of dirty clothes on the floor and leaving beard hair around the sink (stock image)

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What’s the most annoying habit?

  • Doing half jobs 0 votes
  • Dirty clothes on the floor 0 votes
  • Drawers and cabinets open 0 votes
  • Snoring 0 votes
  • Stealing all the bed 0 votes
  • Not soaking dirty dishes 0 votes

‘Only half doing a job, especially when it comes to cleaning up after himself. He’d get out bread, butter, meat, cheese and mayo, and literally only put one of those things away,’ one mother wrote.  

‘The most annoying thing about my husband is he’s a procrastinator. He only does things half a** like take the trash out but not put a new bag in the bin. But I wouldn’t know what to do without him, still love the pain in the a**,’ another said. 

One woman said her husband would get ‘grumpy’ at her every time she asks him to ‘come to bed’ after he’d fall asleep on the couch. 

Many revealed their biggest pet peeve was leaving dirty laundry around the home or not soaking the dirty dishes.

‘Making a pile of dirty clothes on the floor instead of putting them in the hamper,’ one said, while another added: ‘Leaving his dirty socks everywhere and then getting upset when he has no clean socks or can’t find a pair.’

One woman joked that ‘everything’ her husband does annoys her, adding: ‘I need my single life back.’

Another wife shared her own lengthy list of annoying things her husband does, including leaving drawers half open and not unplugging his charger once he’s done.

‘Also when he leaves his beard hair in the sink and drinking in my coffee glass mug. There. I said it,’ she said.

Others shared their own pet peeves such as watching TV at ‘almost max volume’, snoring, racking up speeding fines and even ‘wiping boogers everywhere’.

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Katherine Schwarzenegger beams while cuddling up with Chris Pratt and listening to music

Katherine Schwarzenegger beams while cuddling up with beefcake husband Chris Pratt and listening to music on a weekend morning

They have been married for nearly two years.

But the honeymoon phase appears to still be very much ongoing for action star Chris Pratt and his wife Katherine Schwarzenegger.

The smoldering 41-year-old Jurassic World star could be seen cuddling up to Katherine on her Insta Stories this Saturday.

So sweet: The honeymoon phase appears to still be very much ongoing for action star Chris Pratt and his wife Katherine Schwarzenegger

Katherine was beaming in the brief video as her beefcake husband showed off his toned arms in a T-shirt and wrapped them around her.

Their soundtrack for their morning cuddle session was the 1968 Rascals song A Beautiful Morning which has been used in such films as A Bronx Tale.

Chris revealed on his own Insta Stories on Saturday that they had been woken ‘every hour last night for a crying baby!’ 

Sizzling: The smoldering 41-year-old Jurassic World star could be seen cuddling up to Katherine on her Insta Stories this Saturday

Sizzling: The smoldering 41-year-old Jurassic World star could be seen cuddling up to Katherine on her Insta Stories this Saturday

Dashing: Katherine was beaming in the brief video as her beefcake husband showed off his toned arms in a T-shirt and wrapped them around her

Dashing: Katherine was beaming in the brief video as her beefcake husband showed off his toned arms in a T-shirt and wrapped them around her

Having a ball: Their soundtrack for their morning cuddle session was the 1968 Rascals song A Beautiful Morning which has been used in such films as A Bronx Tale

Having a ball: Their soundtrack for their morning cuddle session was the 1968 Rascals song A Beautiful Morning which has been used in such films as A Bronx Tale

Togetherness: Chris revealed on his own Insta Stories on Saturday that they had been woken 'every hour last night for a crying baby!'

Togetherness: Chris revealed on his own Insta Stories on Saturday that they had been woken ‘every hour last night for a crying baby!’

He and his wife are the proud parents of an eight-month-old daughter called Lyla Maria Pratt who is partly named for her maternal grandmother.

Katherine is a showbiz legacy as the daughter of both Kennedy scion Maria Shriver and action star turned California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger.

Chris also shares an eight-year-old son called Jack with his first wife Anna Faris whom he split from in 2017 with the divorce being finalized in 2018. 

Family matters: He and his wife are the proud parents of an eight-month-old daughter called Lyla Maria Pratt who is partly named for her maternal grandmother

Family matters: He and his wife are the proud parents of an eight-month-old daughter called Lyla Maria Pratt who is partly named for her maternal grandmother

Who's who: Katherine is a showbiz legacy as the daughter of both Kennedy scion Maria Shriver and action star turned California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger

Who’s who: Katherine is a showbiz legacy as the daughter of both Kennedy scion Maria Shriver and action star turned California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger

Closeness: Chris married Katherine over the summer of 2019 at San Ysidro Ranch in Montecito, which is where John F. Kennedy honeymooned with Jacqueline

Closeness: Chris married Katherine over the summer of 2019 at San Ysidro Ranch in Montecito, which is where John F. Kennedy honeymooned with Jacqueline

He married Katherine over the summer of 2019 at San Ysidro Ranch in Montecito, which is where John F. Kennedy honeymooned with Jacqueline.

Lately the sizzling sensation has been seen filming scenes for his upcoming Amazon action series The Terminal List co-starring Constance Wu.

Chris also appeared in new publicity stills from a forthcoming action film called The Tomorrow War also starring Betty Gilpin and JK Simmons.

Baby mine: Katherine is pictured on one of her 'morning beach walks' with Lyla recently

Baby mine: Katherine is pictured on one of her ‘morning beach walks’ with Lyla recently

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The former NRL star-turned-landscaper who will appear as a host on Foxtel’s Selling Homes Australia 

REVEALED: Meet the former NRL star-turned-landscaper who will appear as a host and garden guru on Foxtel’s new season of Selling Homes Australia

 Selling Houses Australia has announced a new lineup of hosts for its 14th season.

Set to air in 2022, Foxtel have replaced both Charlie Albone and Shaynna Blaze with an former AFL star and a former House Rules judge.

Gold Logie-nominated presenter Andrew Winter unveiled his newest co-stars in an Instagram video on Sunday morning.

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REVEALED: Meet the former NRL star-turned-landscaper (Dennis Scott) who will appear as a host and garden guru on Foxtel’s new season of Selling Homes Australia. Pictured in 2003

Presenter and professional real estate agent Andrew, 53, has been on the show since it began in 2008, along with his former co-stars Charlie, 39, and Shaynna, 58.

Interior designer and The Block’s resident judge Shaynna announced in March 2021 she would be leaving Selling Houses Australia after more than a decade on the lifestyle program.

At the time it was speculated she would be replaced on the show by former House Rules judge Wendy Moore, 49.

Wendy, who is the general manager of Foxtel’s Lifestyle division, was finally confirmed in the new role on Sunday. 

OLD team: Gold Logie-nominated presenter Andrew Winter appeared on the first 13 seasons of Selling Houses Australia (2008-2020) with Charlie Albone and Shaynna Blaze. All pictured

OLD team: Gold Logie-nominated presenter Andrew Winter appeared on the first 13 seasons of Selling Houses Australia (2008-2020) with Charlie Albone and Shaynna Blaze. All pictured

NEW team: Professional real estate agent Andrew (middle) will be joined in the 14th season by former House Rules judge Wendy Moore (left) and former NRL player-turned-landscape gardener Dennis Scott (right)

NEW team: Professional real estate agent Andrew (middle) will be joined in the 14th season by former House Rules judge Wendy Moore (left) and former NRL player-turned-landscape gardener Dennis Scott (right)

While Shaynna’s exit came after landscape designer Charlie’s decision to leave the series.

In February 2020, Charlie revealed he would be joining Better Homes and Gardens, and a casting call was announced for a new landscaper to replace him. 

The Sunday announcement finally announced Charlie’s replacement as former NRL player-turned-landscape gardener Dennis Scott, 44.

Dennis played in the 1990s and 2000s for the Melbourne Storm, Canterbury Bulldogs and the Brisbane Broncos.

New host: Former House Rules judge Wendy Moore (pictured) will replace Shaynna Blaze on Selling Houses Australia in 2022

New host: Former House Rules judge Wendy Moore (pictured) will replace Shaynna Blaze on Selling Houses Australia in 2022

Quit: Shaynna announced her departure from Selling Houses Australia in March. Pictured on Channel Nine's The Block

Quit: Shaynna announced her departure from Selling Houses Australia in March. Pictured on Channel Nine’s The Block

Dennis, who owns Lush Landscape Solutions in Brisbane, told News.com.au he looks forward to joining the show. 

While hesitant at first to put his hat into the ring, he said: ‘I never want to look back and go ‘What if?’ and I want to try and set an example for my daughters. You’ve just got to have a go. So here I am.’

According to the publication, the new trio will be begin filming for season 14 this month ahead of its 2022 air date. 

Coming soon: According to the publication, the new trio will be begin filming for season 14 this month ahead of its 2022 air date

Coming soon: According to the publication, the new trio will be begin filming for season 14 this month ahead of its 2022 air date

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Bunnings girlfriend buys boxes after discovering her boyfriend cheated on her

‘Where’s the aisle for cheating partners?’ Jilted girlfriend visits Bunnings to buy moving boxes after discovering her boyfriend’s infidelity

  • A jilted girlfriend goes to Bunnings to buy boxes for her cheating boyfriend 
  • The woman discovered his infidelity after his secret lover contacted her online
  • So she used the boxes to pack all of her now ex-boyfriend’s belongings in 

A jilted girlfriend who discovered her boyfriend was cheating on her has gone to Bunnings to look for moving boxes so she could ‘pack up his s***’.

The woman, from New Zealand, shared a series of amusing TikTok videos showing her pushing a trolley with cardboard boxes at Bunnings after she received a message from her boyfriend’s secret lover.

‘So I’m just at Bunnings, I’m trying to find the aisle where you pack your cheating partner’s s***. Um could I please have the aisle for cheating partner – need to pack his s***. Thank you,’ she said in the video.

The scorned woman uploaded a picture of the packed boxes after she removed all of her now-ex's belongings from her home

A jilted girlfriend who discovered her boyfriend was cheating on her has gone to Bunnings to look for boxes so she could ‘pack up his s***’

In a follow up footage, the woman explained how a Bunnings employee was sympathetic towards her after she told him about her situation.  

‘He said to me “oh no, it’s dreadful that you have to move house” and I turned to him and said “oh no, I’m not going anywhere. I’m actually packing up all of my cheating ex’s stuff. I’m staying put”,’ she explained.

‘Then he goes “well why are you doing that?” and I was like “what, you mean packing up all of his stuff and not on the lawn?” oh man, he has a point.’

The scorned woman uploaded a picture of the packed boxes after she removed all of her now-ex’s belongings from her home.

The woman later revealed how she found out about her boyfriend’s infidelity after his ex-girlfriend contacted her on Instagram. 

‘Sorry to be a random but [man’s name] is your boyfriend right? Because your man just left my house at 4.10am saying you aren’t together, you are only friends,’ the message read.

‘You don’t deserve to be mind f***ed around with him. By the way, I’m his ex, the girl that he has been f***ing around with since from the time we broke up, all the way up until now.

‘I’m only telling you this because I’m tired of him messaging or coming to see me when he’s working at night.’

The woman later revealed how she found out about her boyfriend's infidelity after his ex-girlfriend contacted her on Instagram

The woman later revealed how she found out about her boyfriend’s infidelity after his ex-girlfriend contacted her on Instagram

In another video, the woman shared the ‘positive’ part of her breakup.

‘Lets just take a moment to realise how much storage space I now have. Like all of these drawers are empty. I now have half of my wardrobe back,’ she said.

‘I no longer just have to use half of it. I now have a f***ing wardrobe.’

Her videos have since been viewed 100,000 times, with many saying they agree with the Bunnings employee.

‘He’s not wrong. Less work for you and saves money paying for those boxes,’ one wrote, while another added: ‘He definitely has a good point.’

Many suggested other ways to ‘dump’ his belongings, with one joking: ‘Put it on the lawn and mow over it.’ 

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Senator Mitt Romney is BOOED by delegates at the Utah GOP convention for voting to impeach Trump

Senator Mitt Romney is BOOED by delegates at the Utah GOP convention for voting to impeach Trump and narrowly avoid his own CENSURE for going rogue

  • Senator Mitt Romney was booed on Saturday as he made a speech at the Utah Republican Party’s organizing convention
  • The 2,000-strong crowd jeered after Romney, a frequent critic of former President Trump suggested that he wasn’t a fan of Trump’s ‘character issues’
  • Romney has faced negative backlash and a censure threat by the GOP delegation for his votes to impeach Donald Trump earlier this year

More than two thousand Utah Republicans booed Senator Mitt Romney as he arrived to speak at a convention in his home state on Saturday.

The vocal backlash came after as a motion was put forward but ultimately rejected for him to be censurd for his votes at President Donald Trump´s impeachment trials.

‘Aren’t you embarrassed?’ said Romney in response to the catcalling as he walked onto the stage. 

Sen. Mitt Romney was booed as he addressed the Utah GOP convention on Saturday

Senator Mitt Romney addresses the Utah Republican Party 2021 Organizing Convention on Saturday in West Valley City, Utah

Senator Mitt Romney addresses the Utah Republican Party 2021 Organizing Convention on Saturday in West Valley City, Utah

‘I’m a man who says what he means, and you know I was not a fan of our last president’s character issues,’ he said.

Shouts of ‘traitor’ or ‘communist’ could be heard from the crowd. 

‘You can boo all you like,’ Romney continued. ‘I’ve been a Republican all of my life. My dad was the governor of Michigan and I was the Republican nominee for president in 2012.’

Romney managed to elicit a few cheers when he asked the crowd if they were fans of Biden.

More than two thousand Utah Republicans booed Senator Mitt Romney as he arrived to speak at a convention in his home state on Saturday

More than two thousand Utah Republicans booed Senator Mitt Romney as he arrived to speak at a convention in his home state on Saturday

The 2,000-strong crowd jeered after Romney, a frequent critic of former President Trump suggested that he wasn't a fan of Trump's 'character issues'

The 2,000-strong crowd jeered after Romney, a frequent critic of former President Trump suggested that he wasn’t a fan of Trump’s ‘character issues’ 

Romney has faced negative backlash and a censure threat by the GOP delegation for his votes to impeach Donald Trump earlier this year

Romney has faced negative backlash and a censure threat by the GOP delegation for his votes to impeach Donald Trump earlier this year 

‘So, what do you think about President Biden’s first 100 days?’ Romney asked. 

The motion for Romney to be censured narrowly failed, 798 to 711, in a vote by delegates to the state GOP convention.

At one stage, the Chairman of the Utah GOP, Derek Brown, interrupted Romney’s speech to tell the rowdy crowd to simmer down.   

Despite the negativity, Romney ended his speech on a positive note. 

‘We need to come together in strength and unity,’ he said.

Senator Mitt Romney walks off the stage after addressing the Utah Republican Party 2021 Organizing Convention on Saturday

Senator Mitt Romney walks off the stage after addressing the Utah Republican Party 2021 Organizing Convention on Saturday

Davis County delegate Don Guymon, who authored the resolution, said Romney’s votes to remove Trump from office ‘hurt the Constitution and hurt the party.’

‘This was a process driven by Democrats who hated Trump,’ Guymon said. ‘Romney’s vote in the first impeachment emboldened Democrats who continued to harass Trump.’

The proposal, among several platform changes debated Saturday, also sought to praise the other members of Utah’s congressional delegation for their support of the former president.

Others warned supporting the censure risked defining the party around Trump instead of the conservative principles most delegates treasure.

‘If the point of all this is to let Mitt Romney know we’re displeased with him, trust me, he knows,’ said Salt Lake County delegate Emily de Azavedo Brown. ‘Let´s not turn this into a Trump or no Trump thing. Are we a party of principle or a party of a person?’

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Tattoos, goonbags and LOTS of mullets: Incredible photos of Australian sheep shearers

From blue singlet and Akubras to tatts and trendy mullets: Incredible photos of Australian shearers shows how edgy those holding up iconic sheep industries look in 2021

  • Photography exhibition captures the larrikins who make up the weird and wonderful world of sheep shearing
  • Wheatbelt snapper Leith Alexander took about 20,000 pictures as she travelled across Western Australia
  • The 34-year-old captured the tattoos, mullets and hard-working lifestyle of the mostly ‘invisible industry’ 

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The heavily tattooed, hard-working lifestyle of young Australian sheep shearers has been poignantly captured in a stunning photography exhibition called ‘Shear’.

Wheatbelt photographer Leith Alexander has uncovered a hidden world of mullets and wool that most city-slickers hardly ever get to see.

The 34-year-old former Sydneysider told Daily Mail Australia she took about 20,000 photos while travelling across farms and sheep stations in Western Australia, revealing the everyday life of the ‘invisible industry’.

The heavily tattooed, hard-drinking lifestyle of young Australian sheep shearers has been poignantly captured in a stunning photography exhibition called Shear

'Shearing is a whole sub-culture of its own, specific to the country. It’s a mix of old school and new,' Ms Alexander said

‘Shearing is a whole sub-culture of its own, specific to the country. It’s a mix of old school and new,’ Ms Alexander said

‘Shearing is the hardest physical job in the world,’ she said.

‘But my city friends have no idea how or what shearing even looks like.  

‘They didn’t know anything about it apart from the basics that there are people who take the wool off.’ 

Australia’s wool industry began in the 1820s and boomed right through to the 1960s, remaining one of the country’s most profitable sectors throughout the great depression, two World Wars and recurring drought.

Leith Alexander took about 20,000 photos while travelling across farms and sheep stations in Western Australian to revealing the everyday life of the 'invisible industry'

Leith Alexander took about 20,000 photos while travelling across farms and sheep stations in Western Australian to revealing the everyday life of the ‘invisible industry’

A historic photo from the Library of Victoria taken in the 1800s shows what Australian sheep shearers used to look like

A historic photo from the Library of Victoria taken in the 1800s shows what Australian sheep shearers used to look like

Although Australia no longer ‘rides on the sheep’s back’ the industry has remained lucrative for those in the business and is still a beacon for roustabouts and weird and wonderful characters.

‘Shearing is a whole sub-culture of its own, specific to the country. It’s a mix of old school and new,’ Ms Alexander said.

‘It’s a job that’s been around for a hundred years and its barely changed, but then there are all these modern young people going into the industry with mullets and mohawks and tatts.  

‘It’s a look that reminds me of city crust punks but in these iconically Australian backdrops.’

'It's a job that's been around for a hundred years and its barely changed, but then there are all these modern young people going into the industry with mullets and mohawks and tatts,' Ms Alexander said

‘It’s a job that’s been around for a hundred years and its barely changed, but then there are all these modern young people going into the industry with mullets and mohawks and tatts,’ Ms Alexander said

Wheatbelt snapper Leith Alexander (pictured centre) uncovered a hidden world of mullets and wool that most city-slickers hardly ever get to see

Wheatbelt snapper Leith Alexander (pictured centre) uncovered a hidden world of mullets and wool that most city-slickers hardly ever get to see

She hopes her Shear exhibition, featuring 21 photos, will help raise the profile of the industry and shed some light on hoards of larrikins who flock to it.

The images will be shown in Perth until June 20 and in Narrogin, about 200km south-east of Perth, until May 8.

Ms Alexander has also been selected as one of the 80 finalists for the The Living Memory: National Photographic Portrait Prize, at the National Portrait Gallery in Canberra.

The exhibition showcases photos that reveal the upheaval caused in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.

The incredible images will be shown in Perth until June 20 and in Narrogin, about 200km south-east of Perth until May 8

The incredible images will be shown in Perth until June 20 and in Narrogin, about 200km south-east of Perth until May 8

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AFL superstar Dustin Martin goes on a $14million property spending spree

Property goals! Footy superstar Dustin Martin goes on a $14million spending spree – buying three houses in a ritzy Melbourne suburb on the same street

  • Dustin Martin has gone on a $14million property spending spree in Melbourne 
  • The AFL superstar has snapped up six houses in trendy inner-city suburbs
  • The 29-year-old bought three redeveloped warehouses on one street for $6m

AFL superstar Dustin Martin has gone on a property spending spree splashing $14million in trendy Melbourne suburbs.

Martin, who signed a contract extension with Richmond in 2017 worth $1.1million per season, has been investing some of that salary into property, recently buying $6million worth on one street.

The 29-year-old’s manager says Dusty is using his national profile and lucrative sponsorships with Bonds and Nike to set up a post-footy career, likening him to some of global sport’s biggest names. 

‘(He is) not only one of the best ­players that has ever played the game, he is probably the most bankable sports brand in Australia,’ Martin’s manager Ralph Carr told the Herald Sun.

‘I always thought with the right support and guidance he would become Australia’s ­Michael Jordan or David Beckham.’

Dustin Martin has gone on a $14million property shopping spree including this re-designed warehouse in Richmond

Martin and his manager bought three developed warehouses in Richmond for a combined $6million

Martin and his manager bought three developed warehouses in Richmond for a combined $6million

Martin is looking to set himself up post-footy using his $1.1million per season salary to invest in houses in the Victorian capital

Martin is looking to set himself up post-footy using his $1.1million per season salary to invest in houses in the Victorian capital 

Martin and model Jessica Gomes (pictured) are believed to have been dating for several weeks and have been spotted in restaurants and bars around Melbourne

Martin and model Jessica Gomes (pictured) are believed to have been dating for several weeks and have been spotted in restaurants and bars around Melbourne

The three-time premiership winner has been investing in property around his footy team’s area of Richmond, buying three redeveloped warehouses on Butler Street for a combined $6million.

The suburb, close to the Melbourne Cricket Ground where he’s won three Norm Smith medals as best on ground in the grand final, was formerly an industrial hub but now has some unique properties on offer.

Martin and Carr, who are close friends as well as business partners, have started a company together and purchased the properties under that title. 

Martin bought this converted warehouse for $2.2million - one of three properties on Butler St

Martin bought this converted warehouse for $2.2million – one of three properties on Butler St

It's not known whether Martin will turn the warehouses into single homes or develop the sought-after locations into units

It’s not known whether Martin will turn the warehouses into single homes or develop the sought-after locations into units

Martin is a current Bonds model, while Gomes (pictured) has represented the brand in the past and it's believed they may have met while doing a shoot

Martin is a current Bonds model, while Gomes (pictured) has represented the brand in the past and it's believed they may have met while doing a shoot

Dustin Martin is a current Bonds model, while Jessica Gomes (pictured) has represented the brand in the past and it’s believed they may have met while doing a shoot

They paid $2.915million for a re-designed warehouse on Butler Street, a narrow road just off the busy Victoria Street 2018.

They also bought two other properties worth $2.2million and $1.275million on the same road.

The biggest deal they’ve done together was their most recent, spending $4.8million for a home in Abbotsford, another suburb surging in value and popularity.

The warehouses back onto quiet Butler Street from the busy Victoria Street

The warehouses back onto quiet Butler Street from the busy Victoria Street

Martin is a three-time premiership winner and Norm Smith medallist for the Tigers

Martin is a three-time premiership winner and Norm Smith medallist for the Tigers

They own another house in the leafy area that lines the Yarra River which they paid $3million for in 2018.

Martin’s six-house, $14million portfolio provides another insight into the private life of the AFL’s biggest star.

Martin is believed to be dating swimsuit model Jessica Gomes as the pair have been repeatedly spotted together in Melbourne.

He is currently in New Zealand visiting his deported bikie father after a concussion last week forced him to sit out. 

He will return from New Zealand in the coming days and is expected to play for the Tigers next weekend after serving his mandatory 12 days off for concussion.        

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Julia Morris suffers a diva moment after chef refuses to serve fried eggs at trendy Byron Bay café

Julia Morris suffers a diva moment after chef refuses to serve her fried eggs at trendy Byron Bay café – before spending $50 just to prove a point

She’s one Australia’s most accomplished and celebrated performers. 

And comedian Julia Morris, 53, is the first to admit she’s been guilty of letting success get to her head at times. 

In an excerpt for her new tongue-in-cheek ‘self help’ book, Julia Morris Makes It EASY, the funny woman satirically describes the moment she suffered a diva meltdown in 2016 after a chef refused to serve her fried eggs at a trendy Byron Bay café. 

Don’t you know who I am?! Julia Morris, 53, (pictured) has satirically described the moment she suffered a diva meltdown in 2016 after a chef refused to serve her fried eggs at a trendy Byron Bay café 

In the excerpt published by News Corp on Sunday, Julia writes: ‘The waitress said, ‘Sorry, the chef won’t do fried eggs.’ My expertly Botoxed brow lifted just a smidge. I wondered if maybe she hadn’t recognised me.’   

‘I patted her hand and said, ‘Tell him it’s me. I’m sure he’ll fry up a couple of sunny sides,” she continued. 

The waitress informed Julia that the chef simply ‘didn’t emotionally connect’ with the concept of serving friend eggs on toast. 

Tongue-in-cheek: In an excerpt for her new tongue-in-cheek 'self help' book, Julia Morris Makes It EASY, she writes: 'The waitress said, 'Sorry, the chef won't do fried eggs.' My expertly Botoxed brow lifted just a smidge. I wondered if maybe she hadn't recognised me'

Tongue-in-cheek: In an excerpt for her new tongue-in-cheek ‘self help’ book, Julia Morris Makes It EASY, she writes: ‘The waitress said, ‘Sorry, the chef won’t do fried eggs.’ My expertly Botoxed brow lifted just a smidge. I wondered if maybe she hadn’t recognised me’ 

‘I had been named Time Out London’s Comedy Performer of the Year, and won awards at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe as well as Australia’s Helpmann Award for Best Comedy Performer, but I couldn’t order eggs on toast? I could have set the restaurant alight,’ she said. 

Enraged, Julia decided to ‘break the system’ by ordering two $25 burgers, as they each contained a single fried egg. 

When her expensive breakfast arrived, Julia dramatically removed the fried eggs from both burgers in front of the waitress – just to prove a point.  

Proving a point: Enraged, Julia decided to 'break the system' by ordering two $25 burgers, as they each contained a single fried egg

Proving a point: Enraged, Julia decided to ‘break the system’ by ordering two $25 burgers, as they each contained a single fried egg

Julia has  previously described her new tome as a satirical take on the genre of celebrity ‘self-help books’. 

‘Most celebrities in the self-help genre are pretty deluded, and I just thought, you know what, no one’s more deluded than me,’ she joked to Mamamia.

‘I had to get involved. I mean, surely there’s some cash out there in the self-help area for me,’ she laughed.   

Poking fun: Julia has previously described her new tome as a satirical take on the genre of celebrity 'self-help books'

Poking fun: Julia has previously described her new tome as a satirical take on the genre of celebrity ‘self-help books’

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