Baywatch, the 90s television classic made popular for depicting tanned and toned impossibly good-looking lifeguards bouncing down the beach in slow-motion wearing nothing but red swimwear.
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And while the movie reboot’s standout star, Alex Daddario, 31, said she knew what she was getting into when she signed up for a spot alongside Zac Efron, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Kelly Rohrbach, she admitted there were times when she felt self-conscious being so scantily-clad. She even auditioned in a bikini.

“[I didn’t feel] totally objectified but it was uncomfortable for sure because you have to suck your stomach in all of the time,” Daddario told Fairfax Media on the red carpet of Baywatch’s n premiere in Sydney this week.

“You’re in a bikini, so you can’t just relax. It’s tough. You have to pay closer attention to what you look like because you know that there are cameras around.”

Her rumoured real-life beau, Efron, who spends most of the movie topless and slathered in oil, said he felt like a piece of meat.

“I absolutely felt objectified, but that was the whole point. My character was objectified in every terrible way and he deserves to be,” the High School Musical alumni explained on the Sydney red carpet.

Daddario exercised five days a week with Efron’s personal trainer, Patrick Murphy, to achieve her chiselled look.

She joked that now the movie is over she can “let herself go a little” and “pay less attention” to what she eats.

Efron, who delayed the start time of the screening for over an hour as he took selfies with screaming fans, described as his second home.

“I’ve been coming here for a long time, since my HSM days and everyone is so warm and inviting. I’ve made good friends here and I come here in my own time,” he said.

“I really do love it.”

Baywatch is in cinemas on June 1.

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The marriage breakup between Lindy Klim and her estranged husband Michael Klim has turned hostile.
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The Balinese princess, 39, is hoping for a speedy resolution in the split from the Olympic gold medallist, 39, so she can “move on” and marry new beau, Adam Ellis.

“Hopefully [a resolution] will all happen soon. I am ready for that to be over. It’s not a good thing to go through. We are just getting through it,” Lindy told Fairfax Media at the Bec & Bridge show at David Jones’ On Seven during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week .

She denied that relations between the pair, who officially split in February last year, were amicable, adding: “It is what it is. It is very difficult.”

The pair were married for 10 years, first meeting on a Myer catwalk in 2005. They have three children together – Stella, 11, Rocco, nine, and Frankie, five.

The retired swimmer, who won six Olympic medals during his glittering career, has also moved on with fashion designer, Desiree Deravi, but has said he has no plans to marry any time soon.

Meanwhile Lindy can’t wait to say “I do” to the British property developer, with whom she went public just a few weeks after the high-profile break-up and got engaged in October last year.

They have yet to decide on a location, or Bali, or a date, but she is hoping to lock down the beginning of next year: “So we can start the year off fresh. It will be exciting,” she said.

“I have so much to organise first though, but everything will sort itself out in the end. I am excited and the kids are happy, so all is good,” she said.

What she could confirm was her wedding dress designer, her “good friend” Toni Maticevski and how many ensemble changes she is planning on the big day: “Three … but I’ll see how I go,” she laughed. A post shared by LINDY KLIM (@lindyklim) on May 16, 2017 at 2:59am PDT

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Open days a blazing success | photos Holly Syla at the Lambton Fire Station open day.
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Lambton Fire Station open day.

Firefighter Chris Baggs at Lambton Fire Station open day.

Cooper and Jonte Glynn at Lambton Fire Station open day.

Cooper and Jonte Glynn at Lambton Fire Station open day.

Cooper and Jonte Glynn at Lambton Fire Station open day.

Cooper and Jonte Glynn, 10-month-old Finn Thompson and Alex Thompson at the Lambton Fire Station open day.

Cooper and Jonte Glynn, 10-month-old Finn Thompson and Alex Thompson at the Lambton Fire Station open day.

Lambton Fire Station open day .Alex Thompson gets kitted up by firefighter Shane Murray.

Lambton Fire Station open day. Two-year-old Mason Overton with John Williams from the Community Fire Unit.

Ethan Truitt at Lambton Fire Station open day.

Theo Sykes at Lambton Fire Station open day.

Firefighter Mick Mifsud at Lambton Fire Station open day.

Firefighters Mick Mifsud and Chris Baggs at Lambton Fire Station open day.

Firefighter Mick Mifsud at Lambton Fire Station open day.

Firefighters Mick Mifsud and Chris Baggs at Lambton Fire Station open day.

Firefighter Chris Baggs and Mick Mifsud at Lambton Fire Station open day.

WELCOME: Fire and Rescue NSW firefighters Isabel Rios and Sam Jenkins at the Raymond Terrace station. Picture: Ellie-Marie Watts

AWARENESS: Cessnock firefighters Jamie Chapple and Ben Allen with a poster promoting the theme of this year’s open day. Picture: Krystal Sellars

WELCOME: Fire and Rescue NSW firefighters Isabel Rios and Sam Jenkins at the Raymond Terrace station. Picture: Ellie-Marie Watts

WELCOME: Fire and Rescue NSW firefighters Isabel Rios and Sam Jenkins at the Raymond Terrace station. Picture: Ellie-Marie Watts

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TweetFacebook Lambton Fire Station open day They donned fire hats, met their heroes in the fleshand for the lucky ones, even got behind the wheel of the truck.

Hundreds of people –including plenty ofwide-eyed youngsters – flocked to fire stations across the Hunter on Saturday, for Fire and Rescue’s popular annual open day.

Newcastle duty commanderinspector Jeff Macpherson said it was a chance to encourage kids withdreams of becoming a firefighter, regardless of their gender.

“I’m hoping the girls and young women are starting to think along those lines so it’s not just the men,” he said.

“It’s a job that can be done just as well by women as men. We have an entry test that everyone has to pass, but it’s not unattainable.”

Two-year-old Holly Syla attended the open day at Lambton Fire Station for the birthday party of a family friend.

“It was a great idea, the kids all loved it,” her father Jet said. “She’s still wearing the fire hat that she got.”

‘Keep looking when cooking’was the theme of this year’s open day, with almost half of all house fires starting in the kitchen.

Inspector Macpherson said it was important people didn’t leave cooking unattended, even if it was just for a few moments.

“A lot of fires start when people put some food on to start cooking and then they get distracted and walk away to do something else,” he said.

“Also in the cooler months we have issues with heaters. Another message we have is to keep everything a metre from the heater. Don’t have the heater close to bedding or anything flammable like curtains.

“And certainly don’t hang clothes over the heaters.”

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More than 300 passengers stranded in Los Angeles airport after their Qantas flight to Melbourne was aborted on Saturday night were supplied a pillow and a blanket and told to sleep in the terminal during their 12-hour wait.
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The wife of a Melbourne man on board the plane said only a third of the flight’s 500 passengers were offered a hotel room.

The others were given a blanket, a pillow and food vouchers and told to get some sleep while they waited for a replacement flight.

Shauna Lye, wife of Melbourne lawyer James Alsop, said Qantas staff had told passengers there was a shortage of available hotel rooms in LA.

“He said there was about 500 people on board and they weren’t able to accommodate everyone,” Ms Lye told Fairfax Media.

Qantas confirmed only 120 hotel rooms were made available to passengers.

A spokesman said only 20 people chose to take up the offer, with the majority preferring to remain at the airport.

Ms Lye said her husband, a lawyer in the US for business, was apprehensive about getting back on board to return home.

“I think it was a bit nerve-racking for him,” Ms Lye said.

Flight QF94 from Los Angeles to Melbourne was forced to turn around two hours after take-off when sparks were seen coming from an engine.

The A380 had been due in Melbourne on Sunday morning, but the pilot was forced to turn the flight around mid-air after one of four engines on board failed.

It arrived back at LAX about 3am local time.

The n Transport Safety Bureau had little information about the flight, spokesman Michael Walker said, and planned to gather further detail before deciding whether an investigation was warranted.

Qantas confirmed the incident, saying pilots followed standard procedure in shutting down the engine and turning the flight around.

It is understood one of the engines overheated, but did not catch fire. Loud noises may have been the sound of the engine being shut down.

“The pilots followed standard procedure, shut down the engine, and the flight landed normally in LA at around 3am local time on Saturday.

Engineers are inspecting the aircraft,” Qantas spokesman Thomas Woodward said. iFrameResize({resizedCallback : function(messageData){}},’#pez_iframe_149′);

“A replacement flight departed LA at around 2.30pm on Saturday, so we’ll have the passengers home soon.”

The replacement flight is also in an A380, and is expected to land in Melbourne about 10pm on Sunday. [email protected] Flight94 to Melb returned to LAX with sparks coming from an engine & now being inspected. pic.twitter苏州夜总会招聘/ASAwtK4aE2??? Rob D (@robbie_b_d) May 20, [email protected] Hi Geoffrey QF94 has been diverted back to LAX due to operational reasons. Sam??? Qantas (@Qantas) May 20, 2017

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The Brumbies spent most of the game banging their head against a defensive brick wall, much like they had done in the past four losses in a row.

It was largely due to their own faults as they lacked a spark of creativity to fool the Southern Kings.

The knock on the Brumbies is that they are too predictable in attack, allowing opposition teams to move up quickly in defence and engage in a physical war.

The Brumbies are trying to change the perception but a lack of confidence from a six-week winning drought affected their ability to make inroads.

That changed with two kicks to catch out the Kings’ defence in the second half in Port Elizabeth. First it was a flying Aidan Toua who scored and then Tom Banks who got the ball down inches inside the the field of play.

Kicking to score won’t be the answer to the Brumbies’ woes, but it may break down the brick wall they’ve been running into and give the players the belief they can score tries after ending a 230-minute drought.


Everything seems to go against you, and that’s the way things started for the Brumbies against the Kings.

Flying winger Makazole Mapimpi kicked the ball behind the Brumbies and went toe-to-toe with Tom Banks in a foot-race to the try-line to regather.

Banks fell behind and then simultaneously knocked the ball backwards and appeared to start to wrap his arm around Mapimpi.

Referee Jaco Peyper deemed that Banks had tackled Mapimpi early, despite the Brumbies fullback knocking the ball away before he touched Mapimpi.

The result was an early bullet to the Brumbies, with Peyper sending Banks to the sin bin and awarding a penalty try in just the fourth minute.

It was the second week in a row a decision in the first five minutes had gone against them and changed the momentum of the game.

There was a similar situation in the second half when Aidan Toua was tackled without the ball, but managed to pick it up and score a try. Peyper didn’t send the Kings player to the sin bin.

Banks made up for it in the end, scoring the match-sealing try in the 71st minute on almost the same blade of grass that he was penalised on in the first half.


South African rugby is renowned for its love of the tough stuff, in particular using the lineout to set up a rolling maul.

But the Kings decided they didn’t want to engage in a battle of muscle in the second-half against the Brumbies, adopting the frowned-upon disengaging tactic to stop the maul.

For the uninitiated, disengaging is when a team opts to stand off the opposition at the lineout, thus not allowing the team with the ball to set up a maul.

Referee Peyper incorrectly ruled the Brumbies had transferred the ball back through the maul, despite Jordan Smiler holding it the same time.

Regardless of Peyper’s decision, the South African’s decision to use a style that has been slammed as “not in the spirit of the game” will raise eyebrows.


De Wet Roos’ days as an ACT Brumbies may be nearing their end as scrumhalf Tomas Cubelli edges closer to making a comeback from a knee injury.

But the South African-born recruit stepped up when it mattered most and with a massive fan club watching from the stands of the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium.

Roos’ father flew from to South Africa and then drove nine hours with his grandfather to just to get to the game to watch the Brumbies beat the Kings.

Roos was injected in the second half and didn’t disappoint, putting in a solid performance to ensure the Brumbies held on for a nine-point win.

Regular No. 9 Joe Powell has carried a heavy work load this year, and Roos could be a spark of energy against the Argentina Jaguares this weekend if called on.

It could also double as one of his last Super Rugby game with Cubelli set to return to action after the mid-year break for international rugby.

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