Tony Abbott works out with Hugh Jackman. Video: SMH.COM.AU
Hugh Jackman and Tony Abbott: gym buddies?
He’s the Action Man PM, so perhaps it’s only fitting that Tony Abbott would want to pump iron with Wolverine.
The two fitness fanatics ran into each other in a US gym as they both went about their early morning training sessions.
Jackman, a prolific Instagram user, posted a snap of the chance encounter to his account on Thursday.‘‘Look who popped into our early AM workout,’’ he wrote.
‘‘The PM can train!
But even with a direct endorsement from Wolverine, the toned prime minister looked somewhat slight standing next to Jackman.He did, however, beat the Australian actor in the hair stakes - Jackman is currently sporting a shaved dome to play pirate Blackbeard in an upcoming live-action retelling of Peter Pan.
Having revealed the new look on Wednesday, some of his fans wondered if the Les Miserables star was taking style cues from Breaking Bad’s Walter White.Pan, directed by Joe Wright, is slated for release in 2015.
Kim Kardashian builds dedicated butt gym
Kim Kardashian is reportedly so obsessed with maintaining her world-famous derriere she is installing a gym devoted to butt-shaping.
While rumours persist that Kardashian had extensive work done on her backside, the new Mrs Kanye West insists it’s all real.
And to help her in the quest to retain the perfect butt, friends say she’s having a room built in her new house solely dedicated to the body part.
‘‘The room will have butt-toning gym equipment, including the ProForm Booty Firm, the Yukon Fitness Butt and Thigh Shaper, the Suzanne Somers Buttmaster and a range of butt-toning belts and resistance bands,’’ a friend reeled off to British magazine Grazia.
And if all those butt-targeted machines don’t do the trick, 33-year-old Kardashian will also have the help of the latest technology to hand.
‘‘There’s also a dedicated cellulite-busting area with a laser machine, and a ’bum spa’, which will be a pampering and treatment area for her bottom.
‘‘She’s even hired a 'butt expert’ in addition to her personal trainer, who’ll be responsible for her work-out every day,’’ added the insider.
Kylie Minogue lands film role
Kylie Minogue will return to the big screen after landing a role in an earthquake action film, San Andreas.
The Australian singer, who became a household name as an actress on the long-running soap Neighbours in the 80s, will star alongside Dwayne Johnson in the flick.
Details about her character are being kept under wraps, but the film revolves around a special operations firefighter forced to reunite with his ex-wife to rescue their daughter when a disastrous earthquake rattles California.
Minogue, who is currently on Australian TV screens as a judge on talent show The Voice, is also expected to contribute to the film’s soundtrack, according to The Hollywood Reporter.San Andreas is expected to hit cinemas next year.
It won’t be Minogue’s first major action film role.She played Cammy in 1994 Jean-Claude Van Damme movie Street Fighter.Minogue made her first feature film debut in the 1989 film The Delinquents.
Leonardo DiCaprio jets into World Cup
Leonardo DiCaprio is in Brazil for the World Cup and ready to party just as hard as his character in The Wolf of Wall Street.
DiCaprio and 21 of his friends jetted into Rio de Janeiro on Wednesday, where they will stay on a mega-yacht and watch the World Cup, Brazilian media reported.
The Oscar-nominated star and his friends will luxuriate on the Topaz, a 147-metre yacht that belongs to Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed al-Nahyan of Abu Dhabi, the owner of the Manchester City football club, the newspaper Folha de Sao Paulo reported.
The Topaz is the fifth-largest yacht in the world and is bigger than all but one ship in the Brazilian navy, the aircraft carrier Sao Paulo, Folha said.
It said DiCaprio would travel to Sao Paulo for Thursday’s opening match between Brazil and Croatia.
Splendour in the Grass sells out again
Splendour in the Grass festival has sold out - again.An extra 2500 tickets for next month’s Byron Bay music festival were released on Thursday and have all sold out.
Festival organisers applied for a capacity increase after the first round of tickets sold out in record time in May.
There will be one more chance for fans to get their hands on tickets with a resale on Monday, June 16 at 9am.
The resale will give people who originally bought tickets but won’t be attending an official chance to sell their tickets.