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Kardashian in Sydney, Australia for E! News: Red carpet and dinner at Nield Ave
Kardashian mania has once again hit Sydney, Australia, for better or worse.
One has to ponder the question… what are they flogging this time?
We understand Kim and clan are promoting their new diet program (which has garnered less than stellar reviews on American soil). Maybe the strategy is to spread the seed far and wide and hope that some fertilise. If you believe the detractors, ‘The Devil Wears Prada’, and whispers about a "wolf in sheep’s clothing".
Cosy Rushcutters Bay restaurant, Neild Avenue, was the venue to the red carpet, as media melodrama played out on the footpath as it was a battle between media with those who had media accreditation VS those without (which were the vast majority). A PR agency who will remain nameless for now handled the media relations (which we have been told by many was not well handled).
Leaving new boyfriend Kanye West at home and keeping most of the juicy details of their romance off limits, Kardashian advised she had set new boundaries in a bid to protect the relationship and herself from the close scrutiny which followed her divorce from basketballer Kris Humphries.
While West has appeared in the latest season of Keeping Up With The Kardashians, his girlfriend has promised to keep private their intimate moments.
In Australia for Foxtel’s E! Channel and diet supplement QuikTrim, the 32-year-old said her painful and public split had taught her to "hold back (sharing) a little bit with my new relationship."
"I don’t share everything. Yes, Kanye has been in a few episodes, but that’s only natural when he’s in my life. He’s around when I’m filming, but I don’t think I’d really share our intimate dinner dates (on the show) which I would have so willingly done before."
Her latest 48-hour Australian publicity blitz reflects her rushed visit about 12 months ago, when she came under the gun for flying back to Los Angeles early amid international criticism and media accusations she had married Humphries for a huge TV pay day.
The fallout was filmed as part of the popular reality series, which has also documented – in brief – her romance with West, who had already been a friend for eight years.
A relaxed Kardashian said that "it was definitely a very difficult time".
"But I feel like I’m just in a better space now. I feel content with everything and where my life is. I feel happy and I have no regrets," she said.
"I’m a different person because of it. I’ve grown up, I’ve really grown up… that situation made me grow up. I just feel at a good place in my life right now."
Press Release…(U.S news release)…
E! News Welcomes Celebrity Guests and Guest Hosts.
E! News To Get Special Guest Hosts: Pop Star Carly Rae Jepsen And WWE Wrestler John Cena As Guests Plus E!’s Bruce Jenner, Singer/Songwriter Christina Milian and TV Host & Personality Melissa Rycroft As Celebrity Guest-Hosts…
E! News Welcomes Pop Star Carly Rae Jepsen And WWE Wrestler John Cena As Guests Plus E!’s Bruce Jenner, Singer/Songwriter Christina Milian and TV Host & Personality Melissa Rycroft As Celebrity Guest-Hosts
E! News, the destination for pop culture news and information, welcomes a slew of celebs to the set over the next few weeks. Bruce Jenner, Christina Milian and Melissa Rycroft will guest host while E! News anchor Giuliana Rancic is on leave with baby Duke. Plus, Carly Rae Jepsen stops by to discuss her new album and John Cena swings by to chat about his new initiative with the Susan G. Komen Foundation.
Mark your calendars:
September 18– Carly Rae Jepsen visits E! News to discuss her new album and upcoming duet with Justin Bieber, “Beautiful.”
September 19 – TV host and personality Melissa Rycroft guest hosts with Jason Kennedy.
September 21– Pop star Christina Milian guest hosts with Jason Kennedy.
October 8– Former E! News Correspondent for the Olympic Games and E! fan-favorite, Bruce Jenner, guest hosts with Catt Sadler.
October 9 – WWE Superstar John Cena visits E! to talk about his new initiative launching with the Susan G. Komen Foundation.
Keeping Up With The Kardashians
Nield Ave Restaurant
Kim Kardashian official website
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Music News Australia
Huge Weaver Ants at Choeung Ek Killing Fields
Image by Jeremy Andrews
Weaver ants or green ants (genus Oecophylla) are eusocial insects of the family Formicidae (order Hymenoptera). Weaver ants are obligately arboreal and are known for their unique nest building behaviour where workers construct nests by weaving together leaves using larval silk. Colonies can be extremely large consisting of more than a hundred nests spanning numerous trees and contain more than half a million workers. Like many other ant species, weaver ants prey on small insects and supplement their diet with carbohydrate-rich honeydew excreted by small insects (Hemiptera). Oecophylla workers exhibit a clear bimodal size distribution, with almost no overlap between the size of the minor and major workers. The major workers are approximately 8–10 mm (0.31–0.39 in) in length and the minors approximately half the length of the majors. There is a division of labour associated with the size difference between workers. Major workers forage, defend, maintain, and expand the colony whereas minor workers tend to stay within the nests where they care for the brood and ‘milk’ scale insects in or close to the nests. Oecophylla weaver ants vary in color from reddish to yellowish brown dependent on the species. Oecophylla smaragdina found in Australia often have bright green gasters. These ants are highly territorial and workers aggressively defend their territories against intruders. Because of their aggressive behaviour, weaver ants are sometime used by indigenous farmers, particularly in southeast Asia, as natural biocontrol agents against agricultural pests. Although Oecophylla weaver ants lack a functional sting they can inflict painful bites and often spray formic acid directly at the bite wound resulting in intense discomfort.
Wet and Dirty – HDR
Image by marv117
Wet dirty sidewalk after the snow melts. Must be global warming (sarcasm).
Location: Grove St., Jersey City, NJ
Standard 3 exposure (+2..0..-2 EV) taken handheld using Canon 17-40mm lens.
Photomatix tonemap + Lightroom.
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