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Pictured: Top: The undisputed Queen of Hip-Hop Soul, Mary J. Blige, is heading to Soulfest 2015, bringing her powerhouse vocals, trademark soul sound and a performance that will leave audiences begging for more. For close to three decades, Bronx born and bred singer, songwriter, model, producer and actress Mary J. Blige has held court as one of the most important, necessary and dynamic female voices in Soul music, with an honesty and humility that connects her to the heart of her fan base. Soulfest happens in October 2015.

Bottom: Bosnian refugee Monika Radulovic was crowned Miss Universe Australia 2015 at the Sofitel Melbourne on Collins. She beat two other beautiful contestants Madeleine Cowe and Chanel Stewart.

Paul Stanley, Gene Simmons, Eric Singer and Tommy Thayer are set to thrill Australian audiences once again in October during their 40th Anniversary world tour. KISS will kick off the tour in Perth on Saturday October 3, before moving on to Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and a maiden show in Newcastle:

Mark Burnett and Roma Downey (Son of God) have joined Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures and Paramount Pictures’ Ben-Hur, it was announced recently by Gary Barber, MGM’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer and Paramount Pictures. The studios will co-produce the film, which is set for release on February 26, 2016. Burnett joins producers Sean Daniel (The Mummy Franchise) and Joni Levin (The Way Back), while Downey joins as an executive producer. Timur Bekmambetov (Wanted) will direct the film.

Diamond Noir have established a modern and genuinely original sound, riddled with both pop and metal elements as well as boasting classic vocals hooks, grinding guitar riffs, sub slamming bass and polished with a distinctly industrial sonic edge. Monsters is indeed a beastly release. Confident and at times intimidating, six tracks spill forth in such a sultry, salient manner, it’s hard to believe this is a debut release.

The Empty Hearts, a new band featuring members of The Cars, Blondie, The Romantics and The Chesterfield Kings, are on the verge of releasing their eponymous debut album. The band, consisting of four iconic players and musical peers, features Elliot Easton on lead guitar, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member Clem Burke on drums, Wally Palmar on vocals and guitar, and Andy Babiuk on bass.

SCARE CAMPAIGN, the upcoming horror feature film from writers and directors Colin & Cameron Cairnes (100 Bloody Acres) and producer Julie Ryan (Red Dog), has unveiled its key cast as production began this week in Victoria. It can be announced that Meegan Warner (Turn, The Veil), Olivia DeJonge (Hiding, The Visit), and Ian Meadows (The Moodys, The Pacific) have all been cast in major roles for SCARE CAMPAIGN.

SPECTRE is the 24th James Bond adventure. Daniel Craig reprises his role for the fourth time as the legendary British secret agent James Bond, while gorgeous Italian actress, Monica Bellucci, joins the cast as Lucia Sciarra. Watch for it later this year.

Melbourne Central is excited to announce that cult beauty brand Urban Decay has arrived in Australia and is now available to its shoppers. Mecca and L'Oreal Australia are exclusively bringing the brand to Mecca Maxima, a one-stop beauty destination with the world’s hottest brands.


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