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Barry Humphries' Rep Insists Chinese Comment Was A Joke

Legendary entertainer Barry Humphries has apologised for making a racial reference about Australia's Chinese community after his wife became an official citizen of the country.The comic, famed for his drag performances as Dame Edna Everage,...

Barry Humphries Retiring Dame Edna

Legendary Australian entertainer Barry Humphries is hanging up his high heels and retiring his beloved comedy creation, Dame Edna Everage.The 78 year old has thrilled audiences with his drag routine for five decades, but insists...

Fascinating Fact 12710

Comedian Barry Humphries, best known for his comedy alter-ego Dame Edna Everage, has been named Australian of the Year in the U.K. Humphries received the honour at a ceremony in London.

Evangeline Lilly And Benedict Cumberbatch Cast In 'The Hobbit'

Evangeline Lilly, the Canadian actress best known for her role on Hbo's 'Lost', has joined the cast of Peter Jackson's highly anticipated adaptation of 'The Hobbit. In a Facebook post over the weekend, Jackson confirmed...

Humphries Lands The Hobbit Role

Dame Edna Everage is the latest addition to The Hobbit cast - Australian comedian Barry Humphries has signed up to the highly-anticipated Peter Jackson movie.Shooting began on the much-delayed project earlier this year (10), with...

Australian Animated Film To Open Sundance

The Australian animated feature Mary and Max has been chosen to open the 25th Sundance Film Festival on January 15 in Park City, UT. The claymation film, narrated by Barry Humphries, better known as Dame...

Denise Van Outen: Jodie Was Ready To Play Nancy

Denise Van Outen has said Jodie Prenger was the deserving winner of BBC1's I'd Do Anything.The 28-year-old from Blackpool beat fellow finalist Jessie Buckley, 18, in a telephone vote in June and will take to...

By on 14 October 2008

Denise Van Outen: Jodie Was Ready To Play Nancy

Denise Van Outen has said Jodie Prenger was the deserving winner of BBC1's I'd Do Anything.The 28-year-old from Blackpool beat fellow finalist Jessie Buckley, 18, in a telephone vote in June and will take to...

By on 14 October 2008

Jodie Prenger Wins I'd Do Anything

Jodie Prenger has won the final of I'd Do Anything to play Nancy in the upcoming production of Oliver! in the West End.The 28-year-old from Blackpool beat fellow finalist Jessie Buckley, 18, in a telephone...

By on 01 June 2008

Barrowman: We All Have Our Own Ideal Nancy

John Barrowman has revealed that each of the I'd Do Anything judging panel already know who they personally want to win the role of Nancy.Just three contestants are left on the BBC1 reality show, with...

By on 31 May 2008

The Things They Say 7704

"I think she should have her tattoos removed and get rid of that spooky-looking husband." DAME EDNA EVERAGE creator BARRY HUMPHRIES has plenty of advice for troubled singer AMY WINEHOUSE.

Humphries Pays Tribute To Sidekick Perry

Australian comedian BARRY HUMPHRIES has paid tribute to late English actress EMILY PERRY. The star played long-suffering sidekick Madge Allsop to Humphries' Dame Edna Everage for two years from 1987, and then later in the...

Humphries Cancels U.s. Tour After Surgery

LATEST: Australian funnyman BARRY HUMPHRIES has been ordered to take a six month break to recover from complications arising from appendix surgery. The 73-year-old comic - creator of Dame Edna Everage - underwent the operation...

Humphries Recovers After Appendix Operation

Australian funnyman BARRY HUMPHRIES is recovering in hospital after emergency appendix surgery. The 73-year-old comic had an operation in a Sydney hospital on Sunday (30Dec07) and is expected to be discharged on Friday (04Jan08)....

Kylie Scoops Industry Gong

Australian pop princess Kylie Minogue has picked up another award to add to her brimming collection.The former Neighbours star was honoured with the Music Industry Trust gong last night in London.It recognises her contribution to...

By on 30 October 2007

Honours For Cocker, Humphries, Rushdie And Sallis

Rocker JOE COCKER, comedian BARRY HUMPHRIES, author SALMAN RUSHDIE and WALLACE AND GROMITT star PETER SALLIS have all been named in QUEEN ELIZABETH II's Honours List. The With A Little Help From My Friends rocker...

Bee Gees Score Tv Theme Tune

Surviving BEE GEES ROBIN and BARRY GIBB are hoping to reach a whole new audience by recording a catchy TV chat show theme tune. The disco icons have agreed their first ever small screen song...

Dame Edna Given Key To Melbourne

BARRY HUMPHRIES' comic creation DAME EDNA EVERAGE has been honoured with the key to the city of Melbourne, Australia. Humphries, 72, has been playing Everage since 1955, although Melbourne is celebrating the character's 50th anniversary....

Humphries Releases Statement Through Dame Edna

LATEST: Veteran funnyman BARRY HUMPHRIES' alter-ego DAME EDNA EVERAGE has issued a comedy statement on his behalf after he admitted punching a photographer on Tuesday (02MAY06). Humphries punched freelance paparazzo MALCOLM LADD when he became...

Injured Photographer Hits Back At Humphries

LATEST: Celebrity snapper MALCOLM LADD is still in shock after being attacked by veteran comedian BARRY HUMPHRIES yesterday (02MAY06). Ladd claims he is still smarting after being punched in the face by the 72-year-old, who...

Humphries: 'I Punched A Photographer'

Veteran comedian BARRY HUMPHRIES has admitted hitting a photographer who followed him from a cafe in Sydney, Australia. Humphries - best known for his alter-ego DAME EDNA EVERAGE - punched the freelance paparazzo when he...

Minogue Inspires Statue

Australian pop singer KYLIE MINOGUE is set to be honoured with a bronze statue in her home city of Melbourne. The SPINNING AROUND hitmaker's likeness will feature as part of a new Hollywood-style walk of...

Humphries Halts Racy Statue

Comedian BARRY HUMPHRIES has halted the erection of a statue depicting his comedy alter-ego DAME EDNA EVERAGE, insisting it's too racy. Humphries was set to unveil the $70,000 (GBP29,000) bronze statue at a charity function...

Stars' Details Sold On Ebay

JERRY HALL's personal details, written on an airport landing card, have been sold on internet auction site eBay. A number of cards, written by celebrities including Hall, comedian BARRY HUMPHRIES and ABBA star BJORN ULVAEUS...

Stars Gather For Charles And Camilla's Blessing

British royal PRINCE CHARLES and his future wife CAMILLA PARKER-BOWLES have drawn up a star-studded guest list for their blessing at Windsor Castle next month (8APR05). The guests invited to the royal blessing, which...

Dame Edna Joins Opera For New Year's Eve

Former ALLY McBEAL star DAME EDNA EVERAGE is set to show off her operatic skills at New York's Metropolitan Opera's New Year's Eve gala on 31 December (04). Australian funnyman BARRY HUMPHRIES' alter-ego will...

Dame Edna's Settled Nerves

Former ALLY McBEAL star BARRY HUMPHRIES was confident his Broadway show as alter-ego DAME EDNA EVERAGE would be a success before the show even opened, after a visit to a psychic. The Antipodean funnyman...

Barry Humphries' "Schizophrenic" Life

Australian comic BARRY HUMPHRIES is completely unashamed of his "schizophrenic relationship" with his comedy alter ego DAME EDNA EVERAGE. Humphries, 69, brought Everage to life 40 years ago and she's still the flagship part...

Dame Edna Takes To The Seas

DAME EDNA EVERAGE personality BARRY HUMPHRIES has signed up for one of the biggest animated films of the year. Humphries's outlandish Australian persona will provide the voice for the shark character BRUCE in the...

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