Pregnant Gale reveals car crash scare
Pregnant model Megan Gale has revealed she underwent an emergency scan after a car accident earlier this year.
The L’Oreal ambassador has told WHO magazine she was a ‘‘mess’’ after being rear-ended at a T-junction in Melbourne in early January.
She caught a taxi to her obstetrician for an emergency scan straight after the collison, where she was given the all-clear.
‘‘It was the first time those fierce maternal instincts just kicked in,’’ she said.
Gale, who is five months pregnant with her first child to 25-year-old AFL footballer Shaun Hampson, also opened up about the difficulties of conceiving.
'‘We tried not to get disenchanted by the fact that it didn’t happen immediately,’’ the 38-year-old told the magazine.
‘‘Everyone says stress hinders the process, so while I was very mindful of my age, I tried to be optimistic.’’
But it’s ‘‘disappointing’’ that some women feel pressured to fall pregnant, she added.
Snoop Lion posts pot pic from Gold Coast
Rapper Snoop Lion is once again courting controversy after posting pictures of himself smoking marijuana while staying in a Gold Coast hotel.
Snoop Lion, formerly Snoop Dogg, posted the pictures on his Instagram account.In one image, he is pictured sitting next to a fruit platter and a large bowl of marijuana.
The January 21 snap is captioned: ‘‘A Versace breakfast!’’
The controversial performer was on the Gold Coast for the Big Day Out festival, where he stayed at the luxury hotel, Palazzo Versace.
Another photo shows the singer enjoying a ‘‘Versace morning’’ by smoking a rolled cigarette while draped in a fashionable scarf.
In an earlier snap he can be seen holding a joint with a marijuana emblem drawn on his fingernail.
Petition website Change.org had unsuccessfully tried to ban him from coming to Australia, citing immigration law provisions that stop people who ‘‘represent a danger’’ to the community from getting a visa.
Roy and HG to take on Sochi coverage
An Olympic Games wouldn’t be the same without cheeky commentators Roy and H.G, so Network Ten has signed the pair for their Sochi Games coverage.
The Winter Olympics start February 7 on Ten and runs for 16 days.Satirical sports commentators Roy Slaven and H.G Nelson will present a nightly broadcast called the Russian Revolution.
They will also present a daily 30-minute show for the Samsung Stadium App, The Ice Stream.
‘‘(This is) a great opportunity to look closely at the new Russia and to catch up with old friends newly released from prison,’’ Slaven said in a statement.It’s a dream come true to be back at the ‘‘Olympic coalface’’, Nelson added.
The show will be filmed before a live audience in Melbourne where Stephen Quartermain will anchor Sochi Live each night during the Games as part of Ten’s hybrid coverage.
Ten will also have a team of commentators and journalists in Russia including Winter Olympic Gold medallist Steven Bradbury and three-time Winter Olympian Steven Lee.
Network Ten sport chief David Barham said he was looking forward to Roy and H.G’s unique insights on Russian culture.
Miley anxious ahead of tour
Miley Cyrus is having ‘‘bed rest rehearsals’’.
The singer told fans on Sunday she’s been suffering from ‘‘the worst stomach flu of all time’’, and has been forced to stay home in effort to recover.
But that hasn’t stopped Cyrus from listening to her new album non-stop in order to prepare for her upcoming Bangerz tour, scheduled to kick off in less than a month.
‘‘Listening to #bangerz all day #bedrestrehearsals,’’ she tweeted on Wednesday.
‘‘my neighbors bout to think I’m reallllllllll narcissistic. #bangerz on dem surrrrround sounnnndddd maaaa faxxxx (sic).’’
majorly stressing out/so much to do before #bangerztour— Miley Ray Cyrus (@MileyCyrus) January 22, 2014
The 21-year-old star is supposed to kick off her upcoming tour of North America on February 14 in Vancouver.
But she admits she’s having anxiety about the shows.‘‘majorly stressing out/so much to do before #bangerztour,’’ she wrote.
Cyrus has already said how nervous she is about giving fans a great performance.In November, the star opened up to MTV News about the anxiety she’s harbouring about hitting the stage.
‘‘I’m ready to be on tour already. I wish I could skip past all the tours and all the rehearsals and all that and how many meltdowns ’cause I get very anxious,’’ she said.
‘‘It keeps getting better and obviously I’m excited about my tour. I get nervous that I’m gonna get there and no one’s going to show up, but hopefully some people show up.’’
Bieber courts controversy with Cuba trip
Teenage pop star Justin Bieber is courting controversy again after publishing a picture of himself smoking a cigar in Cuba.
The Baby singer has flown to the country for a break just days after he reportedly blew $US75,000 ($A85,401.96) during a night out at a strip club in Miami.
On Wednesday, he posted a picture of himself puffing on a cigar in Cuba on his Instagram page with the caption: ‘‘I’m in Cuba I love Cubans.’’
As a Canadian, Bieber is allowed to travel to Cuba, but the snaps have infuriated American fans who have lashed out at the star on social networking websites.
Country’s Golden Guitar hope a genre blend
The Adams Eckersley Band struggle to call themselves country.
The groups is up for New Talent Of The Year at the 42nd CMAA country music awards on January 25.
The band’s namesake is a Tamworth regular, having first attended the town’s country music as a teenager.The band have been working together since late 2012 and are due to release an album in March.
After a gig on Wednesday night, Adam Eckersley told AAP the group was a mix of a number of genres.
‘‘We’ve always struggled to describe our music because we just kind of write it,’’ he said.
‘‘The other day I read how our manager described it, and it said ‘country soaked blues and rock’. That’s petty true.’’
Eckersley wears ‘‘the country badge proudly’’ but says the group’s album, The First Album, isn’t exclusively country.
‘‘There’s a couple of songs that are fairly southern rock. There’s one in particular that’s got more blues stuff,’’ he said on Wednesday night.
‘‘There’s a few straight-ahead country songs.
‘‘We tried to approach them with a fair amount of respect for the genre.’’
Eckersley is modest about the band’s chances of winning the golden guitar and says it’s just good to be associated with the awards.