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15 Jan

Kylie Minogue keeps mum on tour plans

KYLIE Minogue’s X2008 tour has been confirmed for Europe between May and August but, so far, the star has kept her local fans in limbo with no Australian dates confirmed.

“Hopefully the tour will come here. No doubt it will happen,” Minogue told the Herald Sun yesterday.

“I’m sure everyone’s wary of overloading me when I haven’t even gone into rehearsals yet.

“The last thing I would want to do is have people buy tickets and me not make it, like last time (Minogue’s 2005 Homecoming tour was postponed after she was diagnosed with breast cancer).

“That sounds dramatic but I just need to take it one step at a time. So far I think it’s fair.

“I’m going to some countries I’ve never been to before.”

The singer was scheduled to meet promoter Michael Gudinski in Sydney last night about a possible Australian leg for the tour.

Minogue albums will be in Germany for her 40th birthday on May 28 and her tour itinerary has kept the date free.

“I haven’t planned anything yet but I’m always last-minute with my birthdays,” she said.

“I do know I don’t want to stay in my hotel that night.”

The pending milestone has reignited rumours about plastic surgery.

“You’re damned if you do and you’re damned if you don’t,” Minogue said of the constant speculation about her looks.

“If you look terrible people say, ‘Oh my God, she looks horrible!’ If you look great people say, ‘Hmmmm, she looks too great’, so you might as well do what you want.”

After a holiday in Melbourne, Minogue embarked on a Sydney jaunt yesterday to promote her X album.

She made a visit to Sydney’s Children’s Hospital, which stretched to 2 1/2 hours.

Kids who hadn’t smiled in ages had a smile on their face as soon as they saw her,” a Minogue spokeswoman said.

Minogue’s year began with an OBE for services to music.

It was a total surprise, really amazing. My mum and dad were thrilled. The phone didn’t stop ringing,” she said.

Today she flies to LA to film back-to-back videos for her next two singles, Wow and In My Arms.

While in LA, Minogue will be honoured at the G’Day USA gala on January 19.

Grease fan Minogue’s award will be presented by John Travolta, while Olivia Newton-John will also sing.

I grew up with Grease — I’ve been waiting for this moment since I was eight years old,Minogue said.

Minogue Showgirl Homecoming Live enjoyed a low-key Christmas-New Year.

She stayed off the radar at her French Island retreat, before being spotted in Melbourne over the past week.

I was extremely boring,Minogue said.

“I went to all my regular haunts — Cafe E Cucina, Il Bacaro, Nobu and Rockpool.”

Minogue I Believe In You (Live In Australia, November 2006) was also a regular at the Greville St headquarters of designers J’Aton, who have made the dress she will wear at G’Day USA.

Her fansites were swamped with sightings in Prahran.

“That (dress) took three fittings, I was in Greville St a lot,” Minogue joked.

She also saw the exhibition of her friend Nick Cave at the Arts Centre.

But Minogue didn’t find time to examine the sculpture of her in Docklands.

I would like to see it. I do feel very honoured to have a statue in my hometown,” she said, adding she was surprised at its hands-in-the-air pose.

I’m not sure that’s one of my poses.

17 Oct

:::HOT NEWS::: Hacker led the police to attack the house with the elderly.


The Police fire on the special hacker took stormed houses an elderly couple in California, the Associated Press agency reports with reference to the local authorities.

The reason for the large-scale police operation, which involved helicopters and service dogs, served as a phone call on the domestic network of the State Police.

Informant reported that the address of the alleged murder occurred several people.

Later, it turned out that the callers were 19-year-old computer “attacker” of Washington, chosen address and the names of their victims at random on the telephone handbook.

Currently attacker arrested and is awaiting trial.

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