Monday, May 25, 2009

Barry Humphries on Desert Island Discs!

Hello Possums! Hello Darlings!

This week we bring you news of Dame Edna's longtime 'manager' Barry Humphries, and a very exciting guest spot on the wireless! Barry is the celebrity guest on the most recent episode of BBC Radio 4's "Desert Island Discs".

Not to be outdone by Dame Edna (who, by the way, has been invited not once, but twice, to care and share with the Desert Island Discs audience!), Barry is a fantastic castaway, and shares some brilliant stories about his youth, and rise to fame around the world.

Ever with his finger on the pulse and a sly reference to Susan Boyle (of "Britain's Got Talent" fame), Barry says of Dame Edna...

" ....(she is a) shy, rather shrill, & dowdy woman...but we all know, don't we, that frumps can sometimes triumph!"

And of his epitaph, he seemingly channels Edna when he tells his host...

"I really would like an opportunity to write it myself. It would be pretty well a catalogue of excessive compliments..."

Wonderful! So check it out, Possums! Barry's "Desert Island Discs" episode can be heard again on BBC Radio 4 on Friday, 29th May, at 09:00.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Mother's Day with Dame Edna!

Hello Possums!

It's Mother's Day today in Australia, New Zealand, Canada and the United States. And so what better way to celebrate than by spending the day with the world's most famous mother and gigastar, Dame Edna Everage?!!

Dame Edna with disappointing daughter Valmai

In Australia, mothers and families will be flocking to the cinema today to see "Dame Edna - Back With A Vengeance" which was originally filmed live at Sydney's Capitol Theatre. How gorgeous! The official CinemaLive announcement tells us:

"Dame Edna is arguably the most famous female face of the nation, her intelligence, wit and poise is envied around the world. She's the consummate performer, having entertained everyone from the Royal Family to Broadway and now for the first time ever, cinema audiences.

Winner of "The Lovely Motherhood Quest" and self professed Gigastar, Dame Edna will have you crying with laughter this Mother's Day."

Mother's all over Oz will be clamouring to hear and follow Dame Edna's example and sage advice about bringing up a family: "
I made the best decision of my life. I put my family last. They never thank you if you put them first."

Wise words. She is, after all, the world's most gifted and influential women!

Here too, is a Mother's Day interview with Dame Edna for the Gay and Lesbian Times, in advance of her appearance in San Diego with her latest show "Dame Edna: My First Last Tour"...

A Conversation With Dame Edna Everage

Happy Mother's Day, Possums!!!

Monday, May 04, 2009

Dame Edna and Joan Rivers!

Hello Possums! Hello Darlings!

Today we bring you a little Bank Holiday video treat...

As you know, our favourite Gigastar is currently touring the US with her latest cutting edge theatrical experience - "Dame Edna - My First Last Tour". She's recently been "caring and sharing" in Boston (check out this review!), and soon will be taking the gladi glamour to the lucky little darlings of San Diego.

To celebrate her fabulous success in America, we thought we'd bring you little look at Dame Edna then, and Dame Edna now:

Dame Edna then: With Joan Rivers in her first US appearance...

Dame Edna now: Boston TV ads for "My First Last Tour"...