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Magda Szubanski ad COVID deniers

The Victorian Government’s star-studded campaign urging Victorians to abide by lockdown rules features a Magda Szubanski ad in which she appears as her character Sharon Strzelecki from Kath and Kim. Sadly, COVID deniers, QAnon trolls and other morons quickly emerged from under their rocks to attack Magda over the ads. “It’s not the lockdown that’s …

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Magda Szubanski has shared one of the ways she’s passing the time in isolation – writing her new series of children’s books. The Aussie comedian recently released the first in the series called Timmy the Ticked-Off Pony. “It’s called Timmy the Ticked-Off Pony and the Poo of Excitement – who hasn’t done one of those?” …

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Sir Elton John has pledged to donate $1 million to the Australian bushfire relief efforts. The British music icon announced the donation at his concert at Sydney’s Qudos Bank Arena on Tuesday. Elton John praised the efforts of Australia’s firefighters, battling catastrophic blazes across the country. “You should all be in awe of the work …

Magda Szubanski Israel Folau

Israel Folau (he who we avoided naming for days now) made headlines for who knows how many days running today.  However, today’s headlines come in response to his defence of  prominent gay rights activist Magda Szubanski.  The former footballer came to her defence in response to a plea from Julia Baird on Twitter. After Julia’s …

Australia’s decades-long journey towards marriage equality will be chronicled in a documentary screening on SBS tomorrow night, on the first anniversary of the “yes” vote. The documentary, titled Australia Says Yes, will look back at the emotional struggle for social and political change – from 1960’s campaigning to decriminalise homosexuality through to the postal survey’s …

Neighbours David and Aaron Wedding Magda Szubanski

Long-running Australian soap Neighbours has made history after it screened its first same-sex wedding on Monday night. Aaron (Matt Wilson) and David (Takaya Honda) tied the knot in an intimate ceremony officiated by Jemima Davies-Smythe, played by comedian and “yes” campaigner Magda Szubanski. It was the first ever same-sex wedding in the show’s 33-year history, …

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Comedian Magda Szubanski has said Neighbours’ upcoming same-sex wedding ceremony strikes the right balance between “the laughing and the tears.” The wedding episode of the long-running soap will screen next Monday (September 3), with Magda’s character Jemima officiating the wedding between characters David Tanaka and Aaron Brennan. Magda told the Sydney Morning Herald, “I was …

Neighbours david and aaron wedding

Long-running soap Neighbours has given fans a glimpse of gay couple David and Aaron’s upcoming same-sex wedding in a new video released online. The couple got engaged in scenes that screened in May and the new video shows the characters celebrating before David and Aaron (played by Matt Wilson and Takaya Honda) walk down the …

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Magda Szubanski has discussed what she described as the “toughest year of her life” in a wide-ranging chat on Andrew Denton’s Interview. In the interview aired on Tuesday night, Szubanski broke down in tears talking about losing her mother just weeks before the announcement that Australia had voted in favour of same-sex marriage. The comedian …

Can’t make it to Sydney for Mardi Gras? Brisbane’s Sportsman Hotel are inviting everyone to come together to watch the parade live on the big screen in the venue’s Lounge Bar this Saturday night. The venue are throwing a Mardi Gras party that evening, with shows by drag performer Miss Synthetique and special guests at …

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