Attention pop stars! If you’re going to go all out, follow Empire of the Sun’s lead. The Australian synth-pop duo certainly didn’t hold back with the music video for “Alive.” The track is the lead single from their upcoming sophomore album, Ice on the Dune. Perhaps, the album title provided Luke Steele and Nick Littlemore inspiration for the clip’s concept. It’s so out there, I’m sorta obsessed with it.
The video is a campy sci-fi visual feast that harkens back to the day of those classic B movies but on a Hollywood blockbuster scale. The dramatic rock formations coupled with the majestic lush forest are beyond stunning. Whether you understand the concept and it’s underlying deeper meaning, it’s a marvel to look at. If fashion is more your thing, you’ll appreciate the outlandish and borderline absurd outfits. Check it out below.
Since it’s pouring rain where I am here in Vancouver, for this week’s Sports Stud I decided to highlight someone from somewhere hot and decided to feature an AFL Footie player from Australia named Bachar Houli.
This handsome 24-year old is an Australian rules footballer for Richmond in the Australian Football League and he plays as a midfielder. An interesting fact is that he is the first devout Muslim to play in the AFL. When he was a kid, he had to sneak off to play football because there wasn’t much sports played in Islamic schools and his parents didn’t approve at the time. His persistence to want to play the sport eventually influenced his parents into accepting and supporting him and that led to his path to become an AFL player.
Houli is also only the second player of a Lebanese background to play in the AFL. The sexy athlete is off the market, married to a beautiful woman named Rouba Abou-Zeid. Check out more of his sexy pictures below!
Our Aussie friends in Melbourne, Australia are gearing up for their Labour Day weekend coming up in March and they’ve got a fun looking party to look forward to. I’ve seen a few of the sexy and creative party promo videos by event company JOHN in the past and this latest one is just as hot (if not hotter) than the previous ones.
The video has a “manly labour” theme to it, with some super sexy men in construction worker gear & hard hats. As they unbutton their tops, a pair of hands come up from below and pulls down their shorts. It’s a pretty hot video for sure. Since I didn’t post about those past JOHN videos, I’ve also included some of those below (even though those events have already occurred… their hotness doesn’t expire). The director and editor of these sexy promo videos is named Nik Dimopoulos.
Check out the sexy and creative NSFW party promo videos below. For our Aussie readers, have any of you gone to these JOHN parties? If so, share your experiences below!
This video made my day and potentially my whole month. A gay couple named Clinton & Callum from Australia have graciously shared their wedding video online and it’s one of the most beautiful wedding videos I’ve ever seen. It seriously had me in tears and I’ll tell you why.
As equality in the world becomes more prevalent and gay marriage becomes more accepted, gay relationships have the opportunity to become stronger than ever before, family bonds can also become stronger as there is less separation between your love life and your family, and special days like this can be shared with literally everyone you love in your life. Ten years ago, I couldn’t imagine being openly gay amongst my family and friends. Today, being engaged to Tyrell, and wouldn’t dream of not having our family and friends there for our special and I can’t even tell you how much it’s going to mean to us.
When you see the faces of the family and friends of Colin & Callum, and hear some of the things they say, you can’t help but be moved. One woman said, “You don’t marry someone you can live with. You marry someone you can’t live without.” Listening to what the newlyweds say to each other and to their families had me in tears. I don’t know how I’m going to hold it together on our big day if I can barely do so watching this. LOL. Enjoy the lovely video below.
Eros is the Greek God of lust and love which symbolically represents sex, male virility and passion. That description couldn’t be more fitting for Australian brand 2EROS. Their apparel is designed for men looking for sexy and luxury designs. The company just unleashed their brand new Black Label underwear which definitely falls in line with their mission statement.
Conceptualized by Aussie designer Jason Hoeung, Black Label underwear is a new luxurious collection made with the same wicking fabric as their popular Jock series. Whether you’re a boxer-brief man or simply a brief one, these new pieces with their clean lines and metallic waistband will appeal to you. The woven emblem in the center almost gives the underwear a dressy superhero vibe. Who doesn’t love something fashionable to hold up your “utility belt” ;) Check out their new line below.
Ellen DeGeneres just pulled an Oprah Winfrey and surprised her ENTIRE audience with a free trip to Australia! The audience will be joining her later this year when she films her show on the other side of the globe. The trip was made possible with Swisse Wellness and Qantas as the sponsors.
Appropriately, Nicole Kidman was the special guest of the day and before the big surprise, the two were talking about Australia and what Kidman recommends Ellen do there. There’s one spot in Australia that Kidman joked is magical because she believes she got pregnant there. Then Ellen joked, “If i get pregnant it’s a real miracle!” LOL!
Ellen then mentioned that Australia Day is also her birthday and on her birthday she likes to give presents. So, she led the audience to believe that one lucky person would get the chance to win a trip to Australia. She then dropped the bomb that the entire audience is going and the confetti was let loose. The reactions are my favorite part: Jumping up and down, screaming, crying… the whole nine yards. Watch the funny and heartwarming clip below.
This is one of the funniest videos I’ve seen all year. Granted, we’re only a little over a week into 2013, but still. A handsome and very balsy Aussie lad named Adrian VanOyen decided he’d try out the 100 Worst Pick-up Lines and film it. The result is absolutely hilarious.
Some of the lines are from movies and television shows, while others I think he just came up with. Regardless, this video had me bursting out laughing several times. Seriously, some of the things he says are so inappropriate I’m surprised he didn’t get slapped. For example: “What has one hundred and forty eight teeth and holds back the Incredible Hulk? My zipper.” Another one is, “Would you like an Australian kiss? It’s like a French kiss… but down under.”
The only thing the video doesn’t show is if any of the pickup lines actually worked and if he ended up hooking up with any of the women. LOL. Enjoy the video below – I sure as hell did.
The trailer for an upcoming “based on a true story” film called Drift has just debuted starring Sam Worthington, Xavier Samuel, and Myles Pollard.
The story takes place in Australia in the 1970s. The Kelly Brothers, Andy and Jimmy, have one great passion: riding big waves. They were raised by their mother in a sleepy coastal town called Margaret River where some of the world’s most challenged and dangerous waves are found. There they perfected their surfing skills and were always in search of the perfect ride. Jimmy (Xavier Samuel) is not only a talented surfer, but he’s also an innovator. However, he starts to get mixed up in crime as he tries to do whatever he can to get the family out of debt. Andy (Myles Pollard) quits his stable job to work with Jimmy on his surf inventions, launching a backyard surf gear business.
A travelling surf photographer and filmmaker named JB (Sam Worthington) try to encourage the boys to expand their business, but when they get mixed up with a local drug dealer, it looks like everything they built up with come crashing down like the waves. The film comes out in 2013. Check out the first trailer below!