News Round Up

March 9, 2018

Metro UK

The Oscars

The Oscars were back again, with all of Hollywood’s best brightest on show. The winners for the night included Shape of Water for Best Picture, Frances McDormand who won the Oscar for best actress and Gary Oldman who was named best actor. While favourites Margot Robbie missed out, Australian Lee Smith won an Oscar for his editing skills on Dunkirk.

Chris Lilley to Create New TV Series

Chris Lilley has announced that he is creating another one of his iconic shows, filming at the Gold Coast this year. His past hits include, Summer Heights High, Angry Boys and Ja’mie Private School Girl among others. The 10 episode series will be commissioned by Netflix with Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk praising the new series in a statement released yesterday, “I am delighted to have enticed Chris Lilley and producer Laura Waters to Queensland. The series will employ up to 250 Queensland cast and extras, plus around 100 Queensland crew.”

Doughnut Time is Closing Half of its Stores

One of the major big players of the massive doughnut trend has admitted to Broadsheet that the reasoning behind selling the company and closing half the Australian stores is due to expanding too quickly.

“I am accepting the blame, I expanded too quickly,” Griffiths said.

“I guess I had too many big ideas and dreams when I started the development of Limes [Hotel], and then expanded Doughnut Time around Australia.” Founder Damian Griffiths sold the company to former CEO Dan Strachotta, in an attempt to get himself out of some serious legal trouble. The stores that will remain are Newtown in Sydney, South Bank and Clayfield in Brisbane, Mermaid Beach on the Gold Coast, and Fitzroy, Degraves St, and Chapel St stores in Melbourne.

Rihanna is Dropping a Lingerie Line

The singer has reportedly signed a deal to develop her own lingerie line with TechStyle. The business maven who released her own beauty range Fenty to rave reviews is now taking another step. TechStyle Fashion Group, boasts successful brands like Fabletics, ShoeDazzle and Just Fab. Rihanna is also launching her activewear range, FENTYXPUMA. The mogul debuted photos of the upcoming project with models sporting the athleisure line in the middle of a desert, which will be available for purchase on March 15.

Needle Free IVF

New York’s New Hope Fertility Center this week launched its new Needle-Free IVF method, which promises the same success rates with zero injections. The clinic’s director of research and development Dr Zaher Merhi said his team had developed the new programme in response to patients complaining about the pain and inconvenience of traditional IVF methods.

Merhi said that women are extremely happy about the news.

“They are very, very excited,” he told Fast Company. “They’re very happy that there are no shots.”

“It’s not going to really affect your chances to get pregnant,” Merhi said. “To us, the quality of the egg is way much better than the quantity.”

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