Check Out These Celebrities Who Relocated To Australia (And A Few Who Left)

SIDNEY, AU. (THECOUNT) — Recent rainfall over parts of eastern Australia did little to extinguish the flames as the country experiences major bushfires just ahead of worsening conditions and a heatwave due to arrive in the coming days.

With all of the devastating fire drama going on in the AU, it made us think about those celebrities with connections to the country. Mainly those who immigrated to Australia or just decided to move there.

Musician Gotye was 2-years-old when he and his family moved to Sydney, eventually settling in Melbourne.

ACDC Bon Scott and his family moved to Melbourne when the would-be AC/DC lead singer was 3-years-old. Scott passed away in London at the age of 33 in 1980.

Olivia Newton-John was six-years-old when she and her family moved to Melbourne from England.

Naomi Watts and her family moved from England to Sydney when the future actress was 14-years-old.

New Zealander Russell Crowe and his family moved to Australia when he was four-years-old.

Mel Gibson was born in Peekskill, New York, U.S. on January 3, 1956. He was 12-years-old when he and his family moved to Sydney.

And finally, Red Hot Chili Peppers Flea was seven-years-old when he and his family departed Australia and emigrated to New York state. Matt Damon moved to Byron Bay, Australia, with his family in March, but moved to back to the U.S. after only four months.

Approximately 70 bushfires continue to rage throughout New South Wales, despite modest rainfall over Christmas in some fire-affected parts of the state, firefighters continued to battle a large blaze in South Australia on Boxing Day.

Geo quick facts: Australia, officially the Commonwealth of Australia, is a sovereign country comprising the mainland of the Australian continent, the island of Tasmania, and numerous smaller islands. It is the largest country in Oceania and the world’s sixth-largest country by total area – Wikipedia. Source.

”A Beautiful Mind” Math Expert KILLED In NYC Taxi Crash

Renowned mathematician and and Nobel Prize winner, John Forbes Nash Jr., and his wife were killed in a taxi crash on the New Jersey Turnpike on Saturday.

Russell Crowe portrayed Nash’s life story in the Oscar-winning movie ‘A Beautiful Mind.’

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The driver of the taxi lost control of the vehicle as he tried to pass another car on the road and crashed into the guardrail, Gregory Williams, a state police sergeant, said. John and Alicia Nash were ejected from the car, Williams said, adding that “it doesn’t appear that they were wearing seatbelts.”The driver of the taxi was extracted from the crashed vehicle and flown to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. One of the passengers of the second car involved in the incident, which also crashed into the guardrail, was treated for neck pain, the officer added.

A Beautiful Mind Math Expert KILLED In NYC Taxi Crash

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John Nash was 86 years old. His wife, Alicia, was 82. They had been married for 60 years.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Nash’s family and friends at this difficult time.

Jennifer Connelly Rummaging In A Garbage Can For Snacks

Mulholland Drive actress, Jennifer Connelly looking absolutely dreadful portraying a homeless person in her new movie, whatever the hell it’s called.. Talk about method acting! She might be a little too good at looking like a bum! And talk about skinny! We hope the actress finds 49 half-eaten cheezburgers in that trash can! She could use them all!

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Ellen DeGeneres Shock Announcement: ‘I’m Leaving America’

Ellen DeGeneres is more than considering a move to Australia after telling her Australian audience “I shouldn’t put it out there but I’m moving here.” The 55-year-old comedian and talk show host made the remarks while on a recent trip to her wife Portia de Rossi‘s hometown of Melbourne. Outlets please credit,

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Adam Lambert Unleashed: Les Miserables Employed Pretend Singers

Adam Lambert came out of hiding just long enough to slam new movie Les Miserables on Twitter saying, although it was a visual delight, producers should have employed actors with good voices.


“Les Mis: Visually impressive w great Emotional performances. But the score suffered massively with great actors PRETENDING to be singers,” Lambert wrote on Twitter.

His comments drew a firestorm of attention, forcing the former ‘American Idol’ tart to issue an apology for being so honest. He did not take anything he said back.

Although the movie starring Anne Hathaway and Russell Crowe has been universally acclaimed — it obviously wasn’t Lambert’s cup of tea…

“It’s an opera. Hollywoods movie musicals treat the singing as the last priority. (Dreamgirls was good).”

He even had time to offer advice to the music producers, “should have studio recorded and sweetened the vocals” of the actors in the musical.

“The industry will say ‘these actors were so brave to attempt singing this score live’ but why not cast actors who could actually sound good?” Lambert concluded.

By the way, why don’t they ever hire Lambert for any of these gigs? Could be that is hard to work with? I don’t know, I’m asking.

Michael Jackson Murdered for Worthy Music Catalogue?

Michael Jackson’s former advisor Leonard Rowe (no relation to Debbie Rowe), came out in the news to say something that has been haunting him about Michael Jackson’s mysterious death. Michael had confided to Rowe that Michael’s purchase of this certain music catalogue may be the death of the human Michael Jackson.

Rowe says that Michael had told him, “They want my catalogue Rowe — and they will kill me for it.”


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Nicole Kidman Is Too Nice

Nicole has been rather quiet about her marriage and eventual divorce with Tom Cruise. I’ve probably only seen her speak about him in an interview 2-3 times. I don’t ever see them with their kids at ALL..which is a weird mystery when it comes to their continuing relationship with their children who seem to spend 100% of their time with Tom and Katie. She recently spoke to Easy Living Magazine and guess what- She still isn’t really talking. I’m waiting for some big ass reveal about how Tom liked to eat raccoons and took a nap hanging upside down from the ceiling.

‘I felt I became a star only by association,’ she complained to Easy Living magazine. ‘We would go to the Oscars and I would think, “I’m here to support him.” I felt it was my job to put on a beautiful dress and be seen and not heard.’

Meanwhile, Nic calls new husband Keith Urban her ‘greater love’, although it appears her greatest love is reserved for her daughter.

However, the Moulin Rouge actress hasn’t totally lose her sense of humour, speaking about her adopted children, she quips: ‘Bella is very maternal. Connor would like one of us to have a boy. [Pauses.] Katie…? [Laughs].’

Katie Holmes Speaks!!!

Holmes admits her life has been anything but ordinary since her whirlwind romance with Cruise. With media scrutinizing her every move from Cruise’s Scientology beliefs to whether or not Suri was real, Holmes had to reevaluate how to live her life.
And what about those pregnancy rumors? Holmes says, “Well, I’m not pregnant right now.”
On marrying Tom: “When I met Tom, I knew in an instant that we were going to be together, that we were going to get married. He does have a very big life. And you know, we just do it. And, as a woman, you make that transition from being single to [being] a partner. I have a teammate, and it’s like, we’re going to make this work.”
On a day in the life of Tom, Katie and Suri: “We like to be together, so we use the house for our [business] meetings. [We] play Yahtzee, board games, Scrabble. We grill; have pool parties. We play “The Three Little Pigs” and Suri is the Big Bad Wolf. [Tom] reads story books to Suri and we all laugh. When a good song comes on, he’ll break into dance. We’ll watch movies in bed—recently Madagascar and Cinderella, for Suri. We have a really good time.”
On gossip: “We were changing diapers. [Tom] said, ‘I don’t want you to get upset,’ And I said, ‘Well, I am upset.’ So we approached it together. But I definitely felt like—as a woman, as the mother of Suri—I want to handle this! My mom is very strong, and if anyone ever said anything about any of us, she would be, ‘Excuse me?’ That’s my family!’”
On becoming a mother: “Well, becoming a mother has been the most amazing experience — in an instant you become strong. You have to be a little bit wiser; it’s the most important job in the world. During the first couple of days [with Suri], we would just sleep right next to her to make sure she was breathing. And I was constantly learning on the job, but Tom was very helpful and supportive.”
On Suri: “You know, I see glimpses of Tom and me in her. She’s really such a special girl — strong and funny. She’s her own person. She has a great sense of humor.”
On her cooking abilities: “I don’t really cook that much — eventually I will. I do make cupcakes. And [Tom] makes his pasta carbonara for me. He knows exactly how to do it: a pinch of this, a pinch of that. He has a recipe, but he also kind of [improvises] by himself. You have to do the egg at a certain time. He did it once when we were camping.”