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The Northern Territory news Tue 2 Apr 2013



The Northern Territory news Tue 2 Apr 2013

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www.ntnews.com.au Tuesday, April 2, 2013. NT NEWS. 23 P U B : NTNE-WS-DA-TE:2-APGE:23 CO-LO-R: C-M Y-K www.cmaxcinema.com.au P: 8931 2555 SUPER TUESDAY TICKETS $11EA 3D $15EA The Croods [PG] NFL 2D Tues Wed 9.30am,1.40,6pm & 7.45pm 3D Tues Wed 11.20am Escape From Planet Earth [PG] NFL Tues Wed 10am, 11.45am & 3.30pm Adventures in Zambezia /G\ NFL 2D Tues Wed 9.25am & 1.15pm 3D Tues Wed 5.20pm The Hosts (M) NFL Tues Wed 11.20am, 3.30, 7.10 & 9.30pm GI Joe Retaliation (M) NFL 2D Tues Wed 3.15 & 9.25pm 3D Tues Wed 7.20pm OZ The Great & Powerful [PG] 2D Tues Wed 9.30am & 2.15pm 3D Tues Wed 9.15pm Jack The Giant Slayer [PG] NFL 2D Daily 12noon & 7pm 3D Daily 4.45pm Good Day to Die Hard (M) NFL Tues Wed 1.30, 5.15 & 9.30pm ntnews.com.aul l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l ENTERTAINMENT G.I. Joe conquers box office AFTER a nine-month delay, G.I. Joe: Retaliation deployed to the top spot at the US box office. The action film starring Dwayne The Rock Johnson, BruceWillis and Channing Tatummarched into the No. 1 position at theweekend box office, earning $41.2million ($A39.5million), according to studio estimates yesterday. The sequel to 2009s G.I. Joe: Rise of Cobrawas postponed last year to convert the film to 3-D. JT holds on toNo. 1 JUSTIN Timberlake has defied the doomsayers with his The 20/20 Experience record keeping a hold on the No. 1 album charts in Australia and the UK. JT staved off a chart assault from adopted Australian artist/British troubadour Passenger here and veteran electronic legends DepecheMode in the UK. But Passenger is likely to topple him next week as he completes his Australian headlining tour. Starmad aboutHarry TAYLOR Swift has a thing for British redheads and apparently Prince Harry is no exception. Swift, who dates English singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran, is keen to be included on guest lists for the princes state visit to the US nextmonth. A source said: Taylors desperate to get her name added on to the VIP list to meet Harry. She loves everything about him especially his ginger hair and English accent. Dis night out as a bloke Hitting a gay barwith Freddie The Princess of Wales AS the most famous princess of her generation Diana was used to posing for photos but this was a modelling gig with a difference. The Princess of Wales was once smuggled into a gay bar dressed as a male model, British newspaper The Sun reports. Her chaperone was the Queen frontman Freddie Mercury and the stunt was done so she could mix incognito with fellow drinkers. The newspaper said the claim was made in a memoir by British comedienne Cleo Rocos, who says she accompanied the princess who died in a car crash in Paris in 1997 along with Mercury and fellow comedian Kenny Everett to the bar in the 1980s. Rocos says they dressed Diana in an army jacket, cap and sunglasses for a night out at the bar, the Royal Vauxhall Tavern in South London. Freddie told her we were going to the Royal Vauxhall Tavern, a notorious gay bar. Diana said she had never heard of it and said shed like to come, Rocos said. Now this was not a good idea. Its not for you, said Kenny, its full of hairy gay men. Sometimes there are fights outside. This didnt put her off in the slightest. When we walked in . . . we felt she was obviously Princess Diana and would be discovered at any minute. John Farnham has regained his status as The Voice according to more than 100 Australian music identities Picture: JUSTIN LLOYD Hes the voice and they understand it VOCAL POLL SOMEOFTHE SURVEYEDMUSOS n Delta Goodrem n Kasey Chambers n Tina Arena n Ella Hooper n Missy Higgins n Jessica Mauboy n The Collective n Samantha Jade JOHN Farnham has been voted Australias best singer of all time by a panel of more than 100 Australian singers and musicians. The result confirms the status of Farnham, 63, as the singers singer. Yes he is The Voice and that frickin TV show full of wannabes ought to find a new name and restore his title, Daddy Cool and Mondo Rock frontman Ross Wilson said. Singers singled out Farnham for his consistent and effortless range, tone and power in a career that has stretched for decades. Just to be in the company of the people on that list will do me . . . Im blown away, Farnham said yesterday. Thank you. Farnham edged out the late AC/DC frontman Bon Scott, who was regularly chosen as the best rock singer in Australian history. Tina Arenas reign as one of Australias most acclaimed singers continued, with her polling No.3. The Top 10 also contained a few surprises, with original Australian Idol winner Guy Sebastian and Adelaides Sia Furler ranking alongside the likes of the late INXS singer Michael Hutchence. Love child says its not unusual to be ignored HE HAS gained a new generation of fans as a judge on The Voice in the UK, where he is cast as the father figure. It is, however, a side to 72-year-old Tom Jones that his illegitimate former drugaddict son says he is still waiting to see. Jonathan Berkery, 24, said yesterday he became a gun-carrying drug dealer who slept rough because he was abandoned by Sir Tom, who refused to acknowledge his existence. Mr Berkery, who uses the name Jon Jones, slept on park benches, in his car or at homeless shelters for more than two years. It all stems back to my dad, he said. I was one angry kid, crying out for a father. Mr Berkerys mother Katherine, who was a model, became pregnant at 24 after a threeday fling with Sir Tom in 1987 when he was 47. She took Sir Tom to court and was handed 1700 (about $2484) a month in child support but Mr Berkery said he never received a phone call or birthday card. Sex scandal brings down Losers THE Biggest Loser: the Next Generation reality TV show has reportedly been hit with yet another controversy, amid allegations of a sexual relationship between contestants. Rumours surfaced last week that two unnamed contestants on Tens weight loss show formed an inappropriate relationship, New Idea magazine reports. The discovery resulted in producers being forced to take the families of both involved off the hit show and re-write them out of the series. A spokesperson for Channel Ten confirmed the rumours to New Idea. Very early in the process of putting together The Biggest Loser: the Next Generation, there was an event involving some contestants, the spokesperson said. In line with our strict duty of care obligations, the incident was referred over to the relevant authorities. Therefore, we cannot comment any further other than to say that [the] contestants involved were unable to continue with the show.