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Goodnight, Possums: Dame Edna Announces Retirement

Dame Edna Everage has entertained live and TV audiences for almost 60 years, but after a hugely decorated career looked upon by many with fondness, the legendary Australian actor and satirist - real name Barry...

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...

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...

Evangeline Lilly Joins The Hobbit

Evangeline Lilly has joined the cast of 'The Hobbit' movies.The former 'Lost' actress has signed on to play a new character, Tauriel, but director Sir Peter Jackson refused to give any further details about the...

Everage And Feinstein's Broadway Flop To Close

DAME EDNA EVERAGE and cabaret star MICHAEL FEINSTEIN's stint on Broadway is coming to an early end - the revue is to close less than two weeks after its official opening.It's All About Me stars...

Feinstein And Everage In All About Me Battle

MICHAEL FEINSTEIN and DAME EDNA EVERAGE want it to be all about them - the two stars are battling it out over the names of their Broadway shows.Barry Humphries is preparing to open It's All...

Everage Plots Broadway Return

DAME EDNA EVERAGE is returning to the Broadway stage next year (09) for a new one-woman show.The drag-queen alter-ego of entertainer Barry Humphries will take to the stage for It's All About Me on 23...

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...

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...

Kidman Ridiculed By Everage

NICOLE KIDMAN and new love KEITH URBAN were left red-faced after Australian comedian DAME EDNA EVERAGE made them the centre of attention at 'her' Las Vegas, Nevada, show. The comic ruthlessly joked about the...

London Launches Walk Of Fame

NICOLE KIDMAN, SIR ELTON JOHN and THE BEATLES are among 100 legendary British and Commonwealth stars to be honoured when London launches it's own Hollywood-style walk of fame next month (SEP05). The Avenue Of...

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...

Dame Edna Offers Extras At Broadway Show

Drag queen DAME EDNA EVERAGE adding an extra touch to her new Broadway show BACK WITH A VENGEANCE - by offering marriage counselling and psychic readings. In the follow up to the former ALLY...

Pavarotti's Diva Demands

Opera superstar LUCIANO PAVAROTTI upset organisers at this week's (23NOV03) ROYAL VARIETY PERFORMANCE in Scotland, after demanding two theatre dressing rooms and a fully fitted kitchen in his Edinburgh hotel suite. The heavyweight tenor...

Sharon Ditches Chocolate

Rock matriarch SHARON OSBOURNE has officially given up eating chocolate today (22OCT03), after a nightmare bout of acid reflux last night (21OCT03). The wife of OZZY OSBOURNE admits she has consumed tons of her...

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...

Dame Edna Fuels Salma's Fire

Cross-dressing comedy queen DAME EDNA EVERAGE has seen the funny side of her bust-up with actress SALMA HAYEK - by mocking the Spanish beauty's appearance and lesbian scenes in FRIDA. Earlier this year (03)...

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