Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Confirmed: Kylie At Diamond Jubilee Concert!

Whoop!! What a #K25 year!!! :))

Pop princess Kylie Minogue is to perform for the Queen at the Diamond Jubilee Concert.
She has been added to the bill of the show which will take place outside Buckingham Palace in June.
The show – a celebration of the Queen’s 60-year reign – will also be attended by The Duke of Edinburgh and other members of the Royal Family.
Kylie – who has previously performed for Prince Charles – said: “I’m honoured to be invited to perform at the Diamond Jubilee Concert. To share the stage in front of Buckingham Palace with music legends including Paul McCartney, Stevie Wonder, Tom Jones and Elton John in celebrating the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee is very exciting.”

US chart veteran Stevie Wonder has also been newly Signed, Sealed And Delivered for the line-up of the June 4 concert – to be broadcast by the BBC. Many of the other performers – including Sir Paul, Sir Tom and Sir Elton – were announced three weeks ago. Also featuring in the concert will be a specially written song created by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Gary Barlow.
The concert will be broadcast live on BBC1 and on BBC Radio 2.

Thank to Limbo from SayHey for delivering the news! :)

xo K

Kylie At Sydney Mardi Gras *Updates*

So, Saturday, March 3rd is getting closer and closer!! For Europeans and Americans it's actually Friday afternoon!
Hmmm...what Red Carpet?? :)

I am very excited for Kylie's performance even though I know we'll have to wait for someone to upload it, which is going to take some time...

And the latest updates:
There is going to be a #K25 float at the parade, which according to MG Creative Director, Ignatius Jones, Kylie will be joining at Taylor Square. Then she's doing a 20 minute #K25-mix performance before going onto the stage.
So far that's what Kylie herself gave away to Aussie StarObserver: “I’ll be getting off just as much as they’re all getting off on being there. It’s such a shared, special moment. It’ll feel very free, with a very liberal air of people just doing what they want." As for what she’s got up her sequined sleeve, Minogue wouldn’t give too much away except to confirm she’ll have a solid 20 minutes of stage time. “It’s going to go by in a flash, because the show will be a pretty fast-paced 20 minutes of goodness. It was really hard to choose what to do in that 20 minutes, because I can’t do everything. I’m sure there’s going to be some people saying ‘why didn’t she do this’ or ‘why didn’t she do that’. But it’s a celebration; I could go there and sing everyone’s name in the hall, and we’d still have a good time.”
Also on Thursday night there will be a VIP launch party, so hopefully we'll be getting some pictures, since Kylie is going to be attending :)

P.S. Kylie tweeted the full StarObserver article - great piece!!

Stay tune! ;)
(P.S. Thanks to nice SayHeyers keeping us posted ;) )

xo K

New Stylist Magazine Pictures!

And the full-version ones we had before :)

xo K

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Try Your Luck In Lottery ;)

I really have no idea how it works in my country (and whether it works at all ;D), but apparently it's working pretty well in the UK lately! It's only been two months into 2012 and they got three lucky winners already!!

A lucky UK ticketholder who won £46.4 million on the EuroMillions draw has come forward to claim the prize. Just one ticket matched all seven numbers to take the jackpot prize of £46,432,285.20. The winning numbers were 03, 07, 12, 26 and 34 and the lucky stars were 08 and 10.
 A National Lottery spokeswoman said a claim had been staked for the jackpot prize and, subject to validation, it could be paid out when the banks open on Monday. She said:

"It's unbelievable that we have had a third huge EuroMillions win here in the UK. Only a few weeks ago (Feb.7th draw) Cassey Carrington and Matt Topham won £45 million and last month Gareth and Catherine Bull won £40 million (Jan.20th draw), so the UK is clearly enjoying a run of amazing luck. Over 2,800 people have become millionaires since The National Lottery began and, to date, our players have raised an amazing £27 billion and counting for National Lottery Good Causes."
Mr Bull (pictured above) said he bought his lucky dip ticket on a whim when he could not start a building job because of the wet weather. The couple said they planned to take their two sons to Disneyland, Florida.

Miss Carrington and Mr Topham (on the right) said top of their shopping list was a new computer and washing machine as their old ones had broken within minutes of each other on the morning of the draw.

So, as Kylie would say, Keep Believing In Dreams! ;)

xo K

Tymoshenko For Nobel Peace Prize!

Wow,  actually hope she goes through and receives it!! ;)

A spokesman for the Nobel Peace Prize jury says 231 nominations have been submitted for this year's award, with publicly disclosed candidates including a former Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko and the U.S. soldier accused of leaking classified material to WikiLeaks.
The secretive committee doesn't reveal who has been nominated, but those with nomination rights sometimes announce their picks.
They include Bradley Manning, the U.S. Army private charged with the biggest leak of classified information in U.S. history, Russian human rights activist Svetlana Gannushkina and former Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko.
Norwegian Nobel Committee secretary Geir Lundestad told the AP on Monday that "The list of nominees is a mixture of repeated nominations and some new names."

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xo K

Monday, February 27, 2012

Lucky Winners - Ferrer, Del Potro & Radwanska

So, tennis season is on fire, just like these winners! :)
And the lucky trophy holders lately are: world No.5 David Ferrer, claiming his 13th career title with a 4-6 6-3 6-2 victory over Nicolas Almagro in the Buenos Aires Open final & Juan Martin Del Potro, claiming his 10th career title after beating Michael Llodra 6-4 6-4 in the final of the Marseille Open on Sunday. And Agnieszka Radwanska who broke into the world's Top5 for the first time after beating Julia Goerges 7-5 6-4 in the final of the Dubai Championships on Saturday.

David Ferrer/Buenos Aires Open:
Top seed Ferrer, runner-up to compatriot Juan Carlos Ferrero in 2010, recovered from dropping his only set of the tournament to improve his head-to-head record against world number 11 Almagro to 9-0.
"I'm really happy, this was an account I had pending. This title is something very important to me," Ferrer said in a courtside interview. "I'll be back, for sure," Ferrer told fans at the claycourt tournament at the Buenos Aires Lawn tennis Club, confirming he would return to defend the title next year.
"With Nico they are always very physical matches. With the passing of the years one doesn't have that anxiety of youth," he said.

Juan Martin Del Potro/Marseille Open:
Del Potro, the 2009 U.S. Open champion whose career has been hampered by injuries, broke once in each set and never faced a break point to seal victory in 82 minutes. "Michael is one of the worst opponents to face indoors because he serves very well," Del Potro, the world number 10, told a news conference.
"I talked about this with my coach, it may be my most important victory since I came back from injury given the opposition I faced here," he added, referring to a wrist injury that kept him out of action for almost a year between 2010-11. It was Del Potro's first indoor title in his fourth final attempt. "It shows how I have improved," he said. 

Agnieszka Radwanska/Dubai Championships:
The 22-year-old Pole will move up to fifth in the world rankings after claiming her eighth WTA singles title.
Trailing 5-4 in the first set, Radwanska won seven of the next eight games to go a set and 4-1 up in the second, ultimately sealing a comfortable win. "In the important moments I think I was just more consistent," Radwanska said. "Her forehand it's a very big weapon. You never know what to expect - it's going so fast, and sometimes I couldn't even move to the right way and the ball was already behind me. I just stayed calm until the end."

Congrats to all the happy winners and good luck in future to all runners-up!! :)

xo K

London To Sydney In 2 Hours?

Whoa!! Definitely too expensive for most people, but might be neat and very helpful for those willing to pay! :)

By 2030 travellers will jet the world on a 13,750 mph spaceship!
A Formula One motor racing tycoon has teamed up with an airline to develop a spaceship that could mean every city on the planet is just two hours away.
India Force co-owner Michiel Mol and Dutch airline KLM this week will announce the first British space tourist to buy a £60,000 ticket for sub-orbital flights in 2014. They expect to have scheduled commercial space journeys in operation within 15 to 20 years.
Mr Mol, a 42-year-old Dutch millionaire, said: "Being able to travel from London to Sydney in an hour and 45 minutes, that is the future. I think there will millions of people who would prefer to be in Sydney in a little more than one and a half hours rather than 24 hours."
(On the picture: Michiel Mol, right, with his spacecraft which he hopes will be a commercial operation in 20 years)

His first generation spaceship, the Lynx, will travel at 2,200 mph and he predicts it will be capable of flying four times day and doing 5,000 flights with one engine.
The spacecraft, currently being built by the Californian company XCOR Aerospace, will be unveiled next spring. 35 space tourists have already bought tickets for the flights from the Caribbean island of Curacao. Passengers will have to a minor physical test before allowed to travel. They can call themselves astronauts if they reach an altitude of 62 miles.

Mr Mol told the Sunday Times that ticket prices will be comparable to the £6,200 cost of the cheapest seats on Concorde before it ended flights in 2003.
The first Briton to buy a ticket is Anton Kriel who appeared on the BBC TV programme Million Dollar Traders. He told the paper: "I will be an astronaut. I will no longer have to listen to people who brag about their new Aston Martin."

Full article here:

xo K

Kylie On Skin And Hair Care, Healthy Food

Just read a kinda very interesting article on Kylie speaking about skin care, hair care and diet (just to make it clear - diet is the way of eating, not the way of starving to get skinnier ;) )

In a recent interview Kylie Minogue revealed the details of her beauty regime. One of the surprises was the singer's DIY (Do It Yourself ;) ) approach to skin care. Minogue says she can't be bothered with elaborate routines or exotic products. Instead, she puts her smooth skin down to her dedication to cleansing and toning.
"I'm pretty obsessive about sunblock and, at night, I use a really good moisturiser - I'm using a Nubo night cream at the moment. I can't remember the last time I went to bed without doing my routine but I keep things pretty simple - I hardly ever do face masks or have a facial," she told Company magazine.
Minogue is religious about removing all traces of her stage make-up whenever she has to wear it. However, in the morning she isn't so bothered.
"First thing in the morning, I splash my face with water to try and wake myself up. I don't actually cleanse in the morning because I do it really thoroughly at night," she explained. "I use Fresh Soy Face Cleanser, which is really gentle. I use it with a muslin cloth - it makes me feel extra clean when I've had to wear lots of make-up for work."

When it comes to hair care, Minogue says you have to be honest with hairstylists to avoid disasters.The pop icon admitted that she has sported some unflattering looks in the past and explained that some of them could have been avoided. The singer has advised people to tell their hairdressers when they're not happy with a cut or colour.
"I used to find it really awkward if someone was doing my hair or make-up and I didn't like it, but I've had loads of beauty disasters, so I've got better about being more assertive now," she says. "It's better to just be totally direct and say, 'What on earth have you done? Start again' That's what my sister would say."
But when she's doing her own styling, Minogue says she prefers to keep it simple.
"If I'm doing my hair myself, I find it's easiest just to put it in a bun, because it's simple and it suits me, I've got it down to a really fast art - I find if you spend too much time on it, it ends up looking worse" she said. (Oh, YES!!! So true!)

As for keeping svelte, Minogue said she has become addicted to Mediterranean fare since she started dating Spanish model Andres Velencoso.
"I normally have toast in the morning - pain Poilane, a French kind. I don't really eat white bread. I usually have my toast with some almond or cashew butter - if I had real butter, it would be goat's butter. Then I might have a bit of fruit (a kiwi or some berries), coffee, then another coffee!" she said. "For lunch I might have grilled fish with veggies and if Andres is in town, we tend to be a bit Spanish for dinner and have something like a piece of tuna on green salad. I've become addicted to Spanish cuisine now, because most of it's pretty healthy."

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Kylie - Sydney Airport 27.02.2012

Kylie's back home!!! :) And ready for Mardi Gras this coming Saturday!
Enjoy the pics! :D

P.S. Looking AMAZNG!!! And it's after such a LONG flight! Princess! :)

Thanks to forum for the update! ;)

xo K

Oscars 2012 - Winners Take It All!

So, the biggest winner of the night is The Artist cast, taking home main Oscars for Best Picture, Best Director and Best Actor. And later adding Best Original Score and Best Costume Design to the collection!
It is a 2011 French romantic comedy drama film directed by Michel Hazanavicius, starring Jean Dujardin and Bérénice Bejo. The story takes place in Hollywood between 1927 and 1932 and focuses on the relationship of an older silent film star and a rising young actress, as silent cinema falls out of fashion and is replaced by the talkies. Most of the film itself is silent, except for the non-diegetic soundtrack; it was produced in black-and-white. The film has received wide praise from critics and many accolades. The lead actor, Jean Dujardin, already won the Best Actor Award at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival, where the film premiered.

The other 5-Oscar-grabber was "Hugo", loosing the top prize to The Artist, but claiming Best Sound Editing, Best Sound Mixing, Best Art Direction, Best Cinematography and Best Visual Effects.
"Hugo" is the astonishing adventure of a wily and resourceful boy whose quest to unlock a secret left to him by his father will transform Hugo and all those around him, and reveal a safe and loving place he can call home. The legendary storyteller, Academy Award-wining director Martin Scorsese invites you to join him on a thrilling journey to a magical world with his first-ever 3-D film, based on Brian Selznick's award-winning, imaginative New York Times best-seller, "The Invention of Hugo Cabret."

My favorite last night's Oscar winner is Meryl Streep - this lady so much deserved the award, taking Best Actress one for her portrayal as Margaret Thatcher in "The Iron Lady".

Academy Awards 2012 Full Winner List:

Best Picture: "The Artist"
Best Director: Michel Hazanavicius - "The Artist"
Best Actor: Jean Dujardin - "The Artist"
Best Actress: Meryl Streep - "The Iron Lady"
Best Supporting Actor: Christopher Plummer - "Beginners" (82-year old actor pictured on the right)
Best Supporting Actress: Octavia Spencer - "The Help"
Best Writing - Original Screenplay: "Midnight in Paris" - Woody Allen
Best Writing - Adapted Screenplay: "The Descendants" - Alexander Payne, Nat Faxon, and Jim Rash
Best Animated Feature: "Rango"
Best Foreign Language Film: "A Separation"
Best Documentary - Feature: "Undefeated"
Best Documentary - Short Subject: "Saving Face"
Best Live Action Short Film: "The Shore"
Best Animated Short Film: "The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore"
Best Original Score: "The Artist" - Ludovic Bource
Best Original Song: "The Muppets" - "Man or Muppet" by Bret McKenzie
Best Sound Editing: "Hugo" - Philip Stockton and Eugene Gearty
Best Sound Mixing: "Hugo" - Tom Fleischman and John Midgley
Best Art Direction: "Hugo" - Dante Ferretti and Francesca Lo Schiavo
Best Cinematography: "Hugo" - Robert Richardson
Best Makeup: "The Iron Lady" - Mark Coulier and J. Roy Helland
Best Costume Design: "The Artist"
Best Film Editing: "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011)" - Angus Wall and Kirk Baxter
Best Visual Effects: "Hugo" - Rob Legato, Joss Williams, Ben Grossmann and Alex Henning

I did watch "Rango" and it wasn't my favorite animated film to tell the truth... except for just few very hilarious moments.

And the Highlights of the Last Night's Awards :)

Watch the video in better quality here:

xo K

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Step Back In Time: 2003 In Music (Part IV)

(Of course there was Kylie and her #1 hit song "Slow" - lately voted as the Sexiest Song ;) It was written by Kylie Minogue, Dan Carey and Emilíana Torrini for Minogue's 9th studio album, Body Language (2003). The song was released as the album's lead single in late 2003 and reached #1 in Australia, Denmark, Romania and United Kingdom, where it became Minogue's 7th No.1 single. In the United States, "Slow" was released to success on the Billboard dance charts, reaching the top position on the Hot Dance Club Play chart. Additionally, the song earned Kylie her third consecutive Grammy Award nomination in the Best Dance Recording category.

"I'm with You" is a song by Avril Lavigne for her debut album, Let Go which was released as the album's third single. The song was Lavigne's first ballad released as a single. It was the second Lavigne song to be nominated for a Grammy in the categories Song of the Year and Best Female Pop Vocal Performance at 2004 Grammy Awards. The song reached number one in Mexico, number four on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100, number seven in the United Kingdom, number thirteen in Canada, and number one on the Global song chart.

"Crazy in Love" is the debut single by Beyoncé Knowles, featuring rapper and now-husband Jay-Z. Producer Rich Harrison, Knowles and Jay-Z wrote the song for Knowles' debut solo album, Dangerously in Love. It was Beyonce's first #1 single as a solo artist in the United States, peaking on the Billboard Hot 100 chart for eight consecutive weeks. It also topped UK Singles Chart, and reached the top ten on the singles charts of many other countries and achieved multi-platinum certifications in most of those.

And now is my favorite Coldplay song - "Clocks". It was written by all members of the band for their second album, A Rush of Blood to the Head. "Clocks" won Record of the Year at the 2004 Grammy Awards, and, to date, is one of Coldplay's most successful songs. "Clocks" debuted to critical and commercial success, with critics mainly commenting on the song's piano melody. P.S. Congrats to the band on their Brit Award last week for the Best British Group! ;)

And this is the one I really like too: "Bring Me to Life" by Evanescence. It was written by Amy Lee, Ben Moody and David Hodges and produced by Dave Fortman. It also features guest vocals from Paul McCoy. Wind-up released "Bring Me to Life" in 2003 as the lead single from Evanescence's debut studio album, Fallen. It has become a commercial and critical success topping the charts in Australia, United Kingdom and Italy. It charted in the top ten in more than fifteen countries including the United States, Argentina, Germany and New Zealand.

Still on my play lists ;) "Shake Ya Tailfeather" is a single by the rappers Nelly, P. Diddy and Murphy Lee, released in 2003 from the Bad Boys II Soundtrack. It topped the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart, giving Nelly his 3rd number one on the chart, P. Diddy's 4th, and Lee's 1st. The song was also included on Lee's debut album, Murphy's Law. The song won the Grammy Award for Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group at the 2004 Awards show.

"White Flag" is a song by Dido, released as the lead single from her second album Life for Rent on 1 September 2003. "White Flag" is the biggest hit of Dido's career. It is considered one of her signature songs, and helped Life for Rent sell over ten million copies worldwide. The single fared very well on the charts around the world, peaking at number one in Australia, Austria, Germany, Italy, and Norway; number two on the Irish Singles Chart. The song reached number two in the UK being kept off the top spot by the UK top selling single of the year, "Where Is the Love?" (NEXT)

"Where Is the Love?" is a song recorded by The Black Eyed Peas for their third album, Elephunk. The single was released as the album's lead single in 2003. It has peaked at number eight in the United States, becoming The Black Eyed Peas' first Top 10 hit, while it peaked at number one in Australia and the United Kingdom.

And we've got to mention Kylie's little sister, Dannii Minogue and her "I Begin to Wonder", a dance-pop song written by Dannii Minogue, Jean-Claude Ades, Dacia Bridges and Olaf Kramolowsky for Dannii's 2003 album Neon Nights. The song was released as the album's second single in March 2003. The single reached the Top20 in multiple countries, and topped the club charts in the United Kingdom. The song debuted on the UK Singles Chart on 15 March 2003 at #2.

And this one takes a special place in this Top Whatever Songs of 2003 by me, cause it's legendary No Doubt an their "It's My Life"! ;) No Doubt recorded a cover version of the song to promote their greatest hits album The Singles 1992–2003. The cover was successful in the United States, reaching number ten on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 and remaining on the chart for 28 weeks. It was a success across Europe, reaching the top ten in Italy, Finland, Germany, Ireland, the Netherlands, Norway, and Sweden and the top 20 in Austria, Belgium, France, and Switzerland. The single reached number seven on the ARIA Singles Chart.

Hope you had fun going back in music-time ;)
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xo K

Friday, February 24, 2012

#K25 On A Night Like This Unlocked! (How It All Happened)

So, can't say I'm just happy, I'm BEYOND HAPPY!!! On A Night Like This is one of my favorite songs and this orchestral version totally blew me away even though we've heard it few months ago already.
Studio version already made it onto my iPod playlist and is going to be my bedtime song for tonight along with Finer Feelings from January! :)

So, here's how it all happened and lasted!! ;)

5 minutes before 7p.m. UK time Kylie reminded us she was watching ;)

Then all the fun began when #K25studio hashtag made it to the Top of WorldWide TT in Twitter just minutes after it all began and stayed there for 33 minutes, dropping to #4 only for 2-3 minutes after 20 being on Top and then coming back ;)
Meanwhile it was on Top of UK TT for even longer! :)

While everyone was super busy tweeting, Kylie was super busy watching, just like she promised ;) So few Lovers were jumping from happiness when they stopped for a minute or two :)

And in the meantime, our hard work was totally paying off, since #OnANightLikeThis made it to the Top of the WW and UK TT and stayed there for quite a long time as well! At the same time #K25studio was at #2 UK TT "supporting its "kido" :D

Kylie kept her eyes open all the time btw!

We did watch the action too on - some of our happy faces you can try to find here: 

Purple, green and blue eggs are actually Kylie fans as well :D

And here's the result!!!

Wasn't it all worth it? ;)
xo K

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Kylie At The Brits 2012!

Looking absolutely STUNNING in her turquoise dress!!!

P.S. Kylie is presenting Best British Female at tonight's show ;)
Just did! ;) And the winner is Adele: "You look stunning! I look like a drag queen next to you!" - she's so sweet :D
UPDATE: Sounds like we are getting a tour or at least few concerts this year to celebrate #K25!!! Confirmed by Kylie at Brits! :) (watch the video from the Show for more details from Kylie ;) )

With Keith Lemon - he tweeted this a little while ago saying that it is "the moment all my dreams came true" :)

And this is how hard and real of a hug that was! ;D

And these funny posing ones (thanks to Strawbs from SayHey ;) )

Interviewed by SKY ;)

Enormous THANK YOU to Kane from Say Hey for uploading the video!!
Kylie interviewed at the Red Carpet!

And the Interview at the Brits!!

The Presentation of the Brit Award ;)

The show interview!!! And some #K25 details by KYLIE!!!

Thanks to everyone on Say Hey helping with pictures and videos!! You are amazing! :)
xo K