Australian supermodel Miranda Kerr has moved to dismiss ongoing rumours about her love life by insisting she is "single" and "happy".
The brunette beauty split from British actor Orlando Bloom, the father of her young son Flynn, last year (13) and she was subsequently linked to wealthy Aussie businessman James Packer.
Speculation about the pair's rumoured romance has rumbled on, but Kerr has now insisted she is not in a relationship.
When asked whether she has a boyfriend, she tells the Sydney Morning Herald, "No... I'm really happy and content to just be single at the moment and to be focusing on Flynn and my work. It keeps me very occupied. Of course going on a date here and there is fine if it fits into the schedule."
Kerr also tackles the Packer rumours directly, adding, "We've been friends for years. (Rumours) happen all the time with me, it happens to Orlando (too). We understand it. As long as we both know (the truth), then it doesn't really matter what people think. People can speculate as much as they like."
Actress Rose Byrne's photographer brother George is staging an exhibition of his Los Angeles snaps in the siblings' native Australia. Byrne's INSTANT Pictures from Los Angeles show will open at the Chasm art gallery in Chippendale, Sydney before moving on to Melbourne and New York.
Singer Michael Buble has a dedicated dentist to thank for helping him perform at his concert in Manchester, New Hampshire last week (end11Jul14) after dislodging a crown on his tooth hours before showtime. The Home hitmaker's tour manager tracked down Dr. David Bloom on Friday morning (11Jul14) after the singer suffered the dental mishap while attempting to tear a ketchup packet with his teeth.
Bloom cleared his schedule for the emergency and Buble showed his gratitude to the medic by posing for photos with him and his staff, before gifting them with front row tickets for his gig at the Verizon Wireless Arena that night.
He even shared the news about his dental disaster with fans at the gig, before publicly thanking Bloom for taking care of him.
Dr. Bloom says, "(Buble) stopped the show and he said, 'Just want to tell you what happened today,' and he told everybody what happened. He said, 'This guy right down here took care of me.'
"It made for a very interesting Friday."
It's not the first time Buble has required emergency dental work while on tour - he knocked out a tooth with his microphone as he performed onstage in Sydney, Australia in May (14).
Game Of Thrones star Kristian Nairn has signed on to DJ at an upcoming series of raves staged for fans of the fantasy drama. The Northern Irish actor, who plays Hodor in Game of Thrones, will front the inaugural Rave Of Thrones events in Australia next month (Aug14).
The dance parties are expected to attract fans of the show, dressed up as their favourite characters.
Nairn is not new to the turntables - he was a popular DJ and producer before he was cast as Hodor.
Scissor Sisters, Mylo and Calvin Harris are also billed to perform at the Rave of Thrones events, which kick off in Sydney on 28 August (14).
Heath Ledger's father has expressed his sadness after the actor who received his son's scholarship fund was arrested on suspicion of drug possession. Rising star Ryan Corr, who appears in Russell Crowe's upcoming movie The Water Diviner, is facing a drug possession charge after police officers in Sydney, Australia allegedly caught him smoking heroin.
He was given a huge career boost in 2011 when he was named the recipient of the Heath Ledger Scholarship Award, which is named in honour of the late Australian actor and funded by famous benefactors including the star's former partner Michelle Williams, Naomi Watts, Hugh Jackman and Nicole Kidman.
Ledger's father Kim, who is a patron of his son's scholarship fund, has now spoken of his disappointment following news of Corr's arrest.
He says, "It does make me sad to hear that because we have enough problems with alcohol and drugs... I have some empathy for what happens around that situation with families but very little empathy for people that put it in their own mouth. We do what we can to help people but we're not involved in the proactive side of it."
Ledger was just 28 years old when he died from an accidental prescription drug overdose in 2008. Previous winners of the scholarship include Dark Shadows star Bella Heathcote and James Mackay.
Keith Urban performed at a shopping mall in Sydney, Australia on Thursday (10Jul14) in hologram form. The country star has been recreated in digital format with the same technology used for a hologram of Michael Jackson on stage at the Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas in May (14), five years after the King of Pop's death.
Urban's hologram appeared at Sydney's Pitt Street Mall as part of a promotion with a local bank, and fans were able to pick up instruments and play along to their hero's song Somewhere In My Car.
Rising Australian actor Ryan Corr is facing a drug charge after he was allegedly caught smoking heroin. Corr, who stars in Russell Crowe's upcoming directorial debut The Water Diviner, was allegedly caught puffing on the substance by police officers in the Bondi Beach area of Sydney on 27 May (14). The cops also allegedly found a bag of heroin powder in his possession.
The Wolf Creek 2 star, who was charged with possessing a prohibited drug, did not attend his first court appearance at Waverley Crown Court in the city on Tuesday (08Jul14) because he was filming a TV series in the U.K. His solicitor appeared on his behalf.
Corr, the winner of the 2011 Heath Ledger Scholarship Award, is scheduled to appear in court on 2 September (14).
Pop star Lorde dashed off stage during a show in Perth, Australia over the weekend (05-06Jul14) to vomit in the wings. The Royals hitmaker opened her tour Down Under at the city's Challenge Stadium on Saturday (05Jul14) but she was struck down with illness midway through a song and had to run off stage.
She apologised to fans, saying, "I'm just not feeling very well, sorry can you just give me a minute," before leaving the platform. She returned five minutes later, according to the Sydney Morning Herald, and attributed her sickness to "something she had eaten".
Lorde continued her set without incident, and she later thanked fans on Twitter.com, writing, "Thankyou for your kindness and your sensitivity last night, Perth. I'll never forget it and I hope to see you again soon. Lots of love."
The singer will continue touring Australia throughout this month (Jul14). The trek was originally scheduled for April (14) but it was postponed due to ill health.
The 2015 shows for Australian touring music festival Big Day Out have been axed so organisers can refresh the format. Speculation over the future of Big Day Out began on Wednesday (25Jun14), when it was reported that no bookings existed at the event's usual venues, while the boss of the Sydney Showground Stadium also confirmed the organisers recently cancelled their slot.
The U.S. promoters behind the festival, C3 Presents, addressed the rumours on Thursday (26Jun14), explaining the 2015 shows were axed so they can make some changes.
C3 Presents co-founder Charlie Walker tells Billboard.com, "We love Australia and BDO (Big Day Out), and we will be back."
British band Blur pulled out of their set at this year's (14) festival, blaming "the constantly shifting goalposts and challenging conditions of the organisers."
Bosses at Australia's most prominent opera company have cut ties with soprano Tamar Iveri after she was embroiled in a homophobia row. The Georgian performer had been hired to appear in Opera Australia's production of Otello, but she faced a backlash after posts on her Facebook.com page from last year (13) came to light.
In the messages, Iveri appeared to support violent attacks on gay rights activists in her native country, describing protesters as "fecal masses".
Opera Australia chiefs have now released the star from her contract.
A statement from the company reads, "Opera Australia confirms soprano Ms Tamar Iveri will not be performing in Otello.
"Opera Australia has reached (an) agreement with Ms Iveri to immediately release her from her contract with the company.
"Ms Iveri and her husband have both made public statements in the last 48 hours with regards to comments attributed to Ms Iveri.
"Ms Iveri has unreservedly apologised for those comments and views. Opera Australia believes the views as stated to be unconscionable."
In the wake of her dismissal, Iveri returned to her Facebook.com account to apologise and claimed that her husband was the one who wrote the original post.
The production of Otello is set to take place at the Sydney Opera House from 5 July (14). A replacement for Iveri has yet to be announced.