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Jackman hits paydirt with Boy from Oz

Hugh Jackman has taken Broadway by storm with more than $250K in tickets being sold in the first day of ticket sales in New York to his newest gig. Jackman’s makes his Broadway debut in The Boy From Oz on October 16 2003. The Australian producer of the show Ben Gannon described the massive ticket sales as a great result for the musical, which focuses on the life and songs of flamboyant entertainer Peter Allen. Jackman?s contract for the all-singing, all-dancing show is believed to be more than $13 million dollars for the 12-month season. Hope Hugh still calls Australia home after this!



Connelly gives birth to boy

Actress Jennifer Connelly and husband Paul Bettany (also an actor) celebrated the birth of their first child together last Tuesday, said publicist Cari Ross. The couple did not release any other details of the baby?s birth. Connelly met her future husband on the set of A Beautiful Mind where Bettany played Nash?s mysterious classmate. Talented Connelly took home an Oscar for her role as the wife of mathematics genius, John Forbes Nash played by Russell Crowe. Connelly has said that she and Bettany did not start seeing each other until about a year after filming ended and they were married in December last year at a private ceremony in Scotland. Connelly, 32, has a five-year-old son, Kai, from a previous relationship.



Madonna Publishes Children’s Book

Madonna is planning a global assault on bookstores September 15 with the release of her first children’s book, The English Roses, which will be published simultaneously in 30 languages and 100 countries, according to reports. Madge will travel to Paris to unveil the first of five volumes in September. Details of the singer, actress, model and mother?s highly anticipated first book remain under wraps until the release date but media reports said the fables would contain elements from kabbalah, an esoteric, mystic offshoot of Judaism. Don?t think J. K. Rowling if Madge writes like she acts.



Panel star has a son

Favourite local TV and radio celebrity Kate Langbroek and husband Peter Lewis have become the proud parents of a baby boy. Lewis Jan Lewis was born at the Freemason?s hospital last Thursday after a very long labour. Not one to rest on her laurels, Langbroek, who appears on The Panel, was on the phone with Nova breakfast show colleagues Dave Hughes and Dave O’Neil less than 2 hours after the birth. She described her bundle of joy as “perfect? apart from the red hair.”


Another one bites the dust

Celebrity gardener, host of the hugely successful TV reality renovation show The Block Jamie Durie, is officially off the market. Sorry chicks. News is that the former Manpower spunk popped the question to girlfriend Siobhan Way, a jewellery designer from Perth last week, although we?re yet to hear the details of the proposal. The pair has been dating for less than a year and are the latest in a recent spate of celebrities to catch the love bug in recent weeks. 60 Minutes reporter Peter Overton also proposed in the last week and received the nod from gorgeous newsreader Jessica Rowe!