Mad Max: Fury Road prequel Furiosa receives incentives for Australia shoot

Furiosa, the prequel to Mad Max: Fury Road starring Anya Taylor-Joy, is to receive financial incentives from federal and state governments, ensuring that production will take place in Australia. The George Miller-directed picture will shoot from June. “The support of the Federal and New South Wales Governments were pivotal. They made it possible for the

Chris Hemsworth hints at a return of Thor fan-favourite in latest Instagram post

Chris Hemsworth has seemingly sent Thor fans a secret message in his latest Instagram post. The 37-year-old actor is currently filming the fourth instalment of the Thor films, Thor: Love and Thunder, in Australia, and has been posting behind-the-scenes sneak peeks on his social media throughout the process. Taking to Instagram yesterday, Hemsworth posted a

‘That wasn’t written in…it was so awkward’: Melissa McCarthy and Octavia Spencer are the unlikely superheroes we all need

Melissa McCarthy admits she was “a little nervous” about putting on a skin-tight suit to play a superhero in her new film, Thunder Force. At 50, she mightn’t be the first person you’d think of to take on such a role, a sentiment initially shared by her co-star Octavia Spencer, who is the same age.

Baz Luhrmann shares heartbreaking tribute to Romeo + Juliet choirboy Quindon Tarver following shock death at age 38

Australian director Baz Luhrmann has shared a heartbreaking tribute to Romeo + Juliet actor Quindon Tarver following his shock death aged 38. Tarver, who made his mark as a child actor in the Romeo + Juliet wedding scene, died in a car crash in Texas on April 2. Luhrmann directed the iconic 1996 film and

Ed Sheeran enjoys night out in Melbourne with cricket legend Shane Warne and his son Jackson

Ed Sheeran is loving the nightlife Down Under! The ‘Shape of You’ singer, 30, enjoyed a boys night out in Melbourne with Aussie cricket legend Shane Warne and his son Jackson. https://www.instagram.com/p/CNJ_R0SFZ4Z/ Shane, 51, and Jackson, 21, both shared photos from their night with Sheeran via Instagram on Friday. “Great hanging out with these legends,”

Zac Efron walks into a rake while filming his Netflix series Down to Earth in Melbourne

Zac Efron had a clumsy moment during filming for his new Netflix docu-series Down To Earth. The Hollywood actor, 33, shared footage of him accidentally stepping on a rake in Victoria and the garden tool flying directly into his face. Efron cheekily captioned the video, “Who left the rake here?” The actor crouched down on

Zac Efron and Russell Crowe to star in film adaptation of memoir The Greatest Beer Run Ever

Zac Efron and Russell Crowe are in talks to star in a film adaptation of the book The Greatest Beer Run Ever: A Memoir Of Friendship, Loyalty, And War. Deadline reports Apple Studios is expected to finance the project and is chasing Bill Murray for a supporting role. READ MORE: Zac Efron confirms he’s filming

Zac Efron cuddles a baby joey on his Kangaroo Island getaway

If Zac Efron wasn’t already obsessed with Australia, his recent trip to Kangaroo Island has definitely tipped him over the edge. The High School Musical actor took a trip to the South Australian island recently with his brother, while filming the second season of his show Down to Earth. https://www.instagram.com/p/CMjTT-YJ5xH/ “All of it is just

Where is Kate Walsh and what is she doing now?

Much to the delight of Perth residents, Kate Walsh has fallen in love with Western Australia. The Grey’s Anatomy actress has called the city of Perth home for exactly a year and, unlike other Hollywood stars who have temporarily moved Down Under for work during the pandemic, she has no desire to leave any time

Daft Punk has split up after 28 years, publicist confirms

Daft Punk, one of the most influential and popular groups to emerge in the past 30 years, have announced their retirement via a video titled Epilogue posted Monday morning. The duo’s longtime publicist, Kathryn Frazier, officially confirmed the split to Variety and declined to provide further details. The eight-minute clip features the duo — Thomas

Zac Efron plays cricket with Steve Smith amid rumours he’s staying in Australia for good

Zac Efron is really leaning into the vibe of being an Australian. First he moved from Byron Bay to Adelaide, then he got his hair chopped into a mullet, and now he’s improving his cricket skills. The 33-year-old Baywatch star spent Saturday with former Aussie cricket captain Steve Smith, and it looks like the actor

Natalie Portman hits back at tabloid ‘baby bump’ photos

Natalie Portman is not happy. After celebrity news outlet Page Six published a story about her “baby bump” yesterday, the actress has taken to her Instagram Stories to clarify that she is not, in fact, pregnant. “Hey, so I’m totally not pregnant…” she wrote, then called out the headline which critiqued her body. “Apparently it’s

The Wiggles share future plans after being severely impacted by the coronavirus pandemic

For 30 years The Wiggles have been entertaining children around the world and to celebrate the milestone, the group has released a new single called ‘We’re All Fruit Salad’ which celebrates diversity in all its forms. They’ve come so far since those first days when Anthony Field, 57, and his friends put together a band

Liam Neeson’s new film Blacklight issues callout for Aussies to feature in the action movie as extras

Ever wanted to be in a Liam Neeson movie? Well, now’s your chance. The Irish actor just finished filming his new movie, Blacklight, in Melbourne but soon production will head to Canberra to shoot some pivotal scenes — and they need extras! Before you get too excited, Neeson himself won’t be in the nation’s capital

Eric Bana reveals his wife was the reason he signed on to Aussie film The Dry without seeing the script

Eric Bana‘s stellar performance in his new Aussie movie is generating plenty of buzz — and he has his wife to thank for that.  The actor plays Detective Aaron Falk in the big-screen adaptation of The Dry, a thrilling whodunnit based on Australian author Jane Harper’s international bestseller from 2016. But if it weren’t for

Aussie newcomer Sam Corlett stoked to star in his first feature film The Dry

Up-and-coming Aussie actor Sam Corlett was barely out of drama school when he auditioned for The Dry, the highly anticipated Australian crime thriller starring Eric Bana. After graduating from the Western Australia Academy of Performing Arts in 2018, Corlett temporarily moved to LA to pursue his dream. He was living in a caravan at the

Why Aussie-born actor Keir O’Donnell welcomed return to Australia to film The Dry with Eric Bana: ‘Back where I belong’

Australian-born actor Keir O’Donnell had us in stitches in comedies such as Wedding Crashers and Paul Blart: Mall Cop, but he takes on a more serious tone in the highly anticipated Aussie movie, The Dry. The 42-year-old was born and raised in Sydney before his family moved to Massachusetts in the US when he was

Bridgerton: Cast, trailer, how to watch in Australia and everything else you need to know

Need something fun to do in this weird in-between period after Christmas and before New Year? Netflix and Shonda Rhimes are here to help. The whole first series of new TV show Bridgerton dropped worldwide on the streaming platform on December 25th, and people are already obsessed. The racy new period drama is a far

Zac Efron spotted getting mullet haircut at local barbershop in Adelaide

Hollywood star Zac Efron continues to enjoy the laidback Aussie lifestyle.  The actor has been quarantining in the NSW coastal town of Byron Bay since the start of the year amid the coronavirus pandemic, but recently he headed down to South Australia to begin filming the Stan Original film, Gold, much to the delight of

Melissa McCarthy says ‘human contact’ is essential in a world dominated by technology: ‘It’s what we’re all struggling with’

Melissa McCarthy wants us to remember the importance of switching off in a tech-driven world. The Oscar-nominated actress’ new film, Superintelligence, brings to light how “human contact” is crucial in a world that’s being disrupted by the growing influence of technology. “It’s what we’re all struggling with every day. Are we being listened? Are all

Chris Hemsworth reveals why he thinks all the Hollywood stars are heading to Australia

A host of Hollywood celebrities have made their way Down Under in spades recently and Chris Hemsworth reckons he knows why. In an interview with the Australian Financial Review, the Aussie actor and Byron Bay local said it was a no-brainer why celebs are temporarily calling Australia Home. “The weather is fantastic, and we’re very

Nicole Kidman shares rare photos of her family on her late father’s birthday

Nicole Kidman has honoured her late father on what would have been his 82nd birthday. The actress, 53, shared a sweet post in tribute to Antony Kidman, who died unexpectedly while away in Singapore six years ago. “Papa, today would have been your 82nd birthday ❤️ We miss you each and every day xx,” she

Olivia Newton-John announces de-registration of her cancer foundation just two months after launching it in Australia

Olivia Newton-John has de-registered her cancer foundation just two months after launching it in Australia. The actress and singer excitedly established the Olivia Newton-John Foundation in October in hopes of finding kinder and more holistic treatments for cancer.  But today it was announced that the 72-year-old — with the full support of her fellow directors

Ron Howard’s Thai caves rescue film, Thirteen Lives, to shoot in Australia

Oscar-winning filmmaker Ron Howard‘s Thirteen Lives, based on the 2018 Thai caves rescue mission, will start filming in March in Queensland. Australia will provide $13 million to MGM and Imagine Entertainment towards the production, with the Gold Coast hinterland doubling up for Thailand. Produced by Oscar-winner Brian Grazer, P.J. van Sandwijk, Gabrielle Tana and Karen

ARIA Awards 2020: Archie Roach inducted into the ARIA Hall of Fame

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people should be aware the video in this article contains the name, vision and voice of a deceased person. Archie Roach has been inducted into the ARIA Hall of Fame, 30 years after the release of his groundbreaking debut album Charcoal Lane. Today Show entertainment presenter Brooke Boney welcomed Archie

Guns N’ Roses announce 2021 Australia tour

Guns N’ Roses are returning to Australian shores, announcing their 2021 tour. In what is Australia’s first stadium tour announcement since border closures and coronavirus restrictions were implemented, the hard rock group today have announced a six-city tour scheduled for November next year. For a daily dose of 9Honey, sign up here to receive our

Luke Evans appears to split from boyfriend Rafael Olarra

Luke Evans and his boyfriend Rafael Olarra have seemingly called it quits! The Beauty and the Beast actor, 41, unfollowed Olarra on Instagram and erased all the photos of them together. However, Olarra still has one photo of Evans on his account from September. “Missing this devilish smile,” the art director captioned the image of

The Kissing Booth star Joel Courtney marries longtime love Mia Scholink

Joel Courtney is a married man! The Kissing Booth star, 24, wed his childhood pal Mia Scholink, 23, on September 27 in Phoenix, Arizona. “I am just so thrilled to be married,” Courtney told People. “It’s one of those things where as much planning and as much anticipation goes into the day, I’m so excited

Eva Mendes announced as McHappy Day ambassador: ‘Although I can’t travel to Australia this year, I am really proud’

Every year, McDonald’s Australia announces an amazing ambassador for McHappy Day and 2020 is no different. Hollywood actress Eva Mendes has taken on the new role, and though COVID-19 restrictions mean she won’t be flying Down Under, the 2 Fast 2 Furious star be hosting virtual meet and greets with families in need. https://www.instagram.com/p/CFiClW0DUyi/?igshid=1bcewszqsc2w0 “Although

Emily in Paris: Cast, trailer, how to watch in Australia and everything else you need to know

If you’re looking for your next binge, you’re in luck. Your new fave show, Emily in Paris, is about to hit Netflix. The series — starring Lily Collins as an American marketing exec who finds herself suddenly living and working in Paris — is the latest creation from producer, director and writer Darren Star (Younger