Christine Sams

Christine Sams

Keys to the world

Christine Sams The current state of mind of Alicia Keys is that she's at peak performance, writes Christine Sams.

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Kanye West, naked Kim Kardashian on Bound 2 clip is sickening

Kanye West's <i>Bound 2</i> video clip sinks to a new low.

Christine Sams The music industry has reached a new low. And that's saying something.

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James Valentine exhumes raw talent

Valentine, Woolhara. Sydney.November 5ht, 2013.Photo.Sahlan Hayes.Sun Herald. James Valentine is hosting an ABC show called Exhumed, showcasing unheralded garage bands.

Christine Sams From school fetes to TV stars, James Valentine fronts a new talent show for 'at-home' musicians.

Peppa Pig rules the stage as toddlers catch swine fever

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Christine Sams Her live concert has sold nearly 90,000 tickets in Australia so far, with sales topping $4.5 million. When a new piece of her branded clothing was released in Target last week, it sold out overnight.

Drama

Rachel Griffiths to play Julia Gillard in TV drama

Julia Gillard (left) to be portrayed by Rachel Griffiths (right) in new television drama.

Jessica Wright and Christine Sams Australian actress Rachel Griffiths has signed on to portray former prime minister Julia Gillard in a full length television drama.

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Boland

Wake Up chief Adam Boland takes indefinite leave

Adam Boland.

Christine Sams Wake Up has been rocked by the departure of executive producer Adam Boland, who has taken indefinite sick leave three days after the show's launch.

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Breakfast heats up with Wake Up

Natarsha Belling, James Mathison, Natasha Exelby and Nuala Hafner.

Christine Sams The new presenting team are hoping their chemistry will bring something different to the breakfast slot that viewers will like.

Shout to the top

Bec Laughton - singer.

Christine Sams She wasn't supposed to sound this way, growing up in suburban Brisbane. Her mother was a police officer and her dad an artist and pianist, but Bec Laughton's self-described ''indie-soul with reggae...

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Redfern Now: changing perceptions

Wayne Blair and Leah Purcell for a story on their work on the ABC series 'Redfern Now'. Pictured in The Rocks, Sydney. 21st October 2013. Photo by Tamara Dean

Christine Sams After a Logie-winning debut season, those involved with Redfern Now are out to prove it was no fluke.

Unbroken

Jai Courtney hits big-time with Unbroken and The Water Diviner

Jai Courtney

Christine Sams Australian actor Jai Courtney is becoming one of the hottest new names in Hollywood, with news he has been cast in Angelina Jolie's Unbroken and Russell Crowe's The Water Diviner.

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Homebake mudslinging continues over axing

Homebake at The Domain.

Christine Sams The blame game and finger-pointing surrounding Homebake's collapse has continued, with the event's co-promoter Michael Chugg now blaming the Royal Botanic Gardens Trust.

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Sunday Night

Katy Perry can't have it both ways, Darren Hayes

Katy Perry

Christine Sams Darren Hayes, one of Australia's most successful music artists as one half of Savage Garden, has lambasted the Seven show Sunday Night for "bullying" pop star Katy Perry in an interview where topics...

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X-Factor finals countdown

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Christine Sams As the pressure builds on The X-Factor, will Dami's popular support hold? Or can the totally new Third D3gree sweep in?

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Super Fun Night: shaping up for laughs

Super Fun Night Rebel Wilson

Christine Sams Rising star Rebel Wilson challenges Hollywood's expectations of beauty in a new sitcom backed by television royalty.

Unbroken

Angelina Jolie says Louie Zamperini's Unbroken story has 'made me a better person'

<i>Unbroken</i> director Angelina Jolie and Louie Zamperini, 96, an American hero

Christine Sams It is the beautiful and unlikely friendship that led Angelina Jolie to Australia.

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Feud

Kanye West defends himself on Jimmy Kimmel Live after Twitter feud

Kanye West goes on Jimmy Kimmel's show after public row on Twitter.

Christine Sams It had the air of a wild west showdown, with the West in question being Kanye.

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Breaking Bad

More Breaking Bad please: DreamWorks CEO offers $US75 million

TV series Breaking Bad. Bryan Cranston as Walter White.

Christine Sams The creators of Breaking Bad turned down an offer of $US75 million to make three more episodes of the show.

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Mao dancer there for Yu

Li Cunxin, author of the autobiography,

Christine Sams Li Cunxin's harrowing tale is known by millions because of Mao's Last Dancer, his bestselling book which was turned into a feature film.

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Kakadu: natural wonder

Garry Lindner, field supervisor, Crocodile Management and Coastal Patrol (foreground), and  Andrew Wellings, manager of  Compliance and Wildlife Operations, in the ABC TV doco 'Kakadu', airing from Oct 6 2013.

Christine Sams A spectacular documentary series on Kakadu brings viewers within a crocodile's lunge of a wild stretch of Australia.

Wrong direction: band's fans on hotel goose chase

Fans overwhelmed as boy band One Direction arrive at Sydney Airport.

Christine Sams With a mobile phone in every hand, there was a polite sense of desperation which comes from waiting and hoping … and waiting and tweeting and hoping … that your favourite pop stars might just turn up.