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Brandi Glanville: Adrienne Maloof dating boytoy Sean Stewart makes me vomit.
Brandi Glanville is now going after rival Adrienne Maloof’s love life.
The outspoken “Real Housewife” slammed her costar’s romance with her much younger beau, Sean Stewart.
“I’m sorry, it’s just — yikes, it’s a bad visual for me, the whole thing,” Glanville said of Maloof, 51, dating Rod Stewart’s 32-year-old son.Glanville said that there’s “nothing wrong” with May-December relationships in general but added, “It’s just those two people.”
“It just makes me want to throw up in my mouth a little and swallow it,” she said.
The 19-year age difference between the pair doesn’t bother Maloof. The divorcee confirmed Page Six’s report that she’s dating Stewart and said in January, “Age is just a number.”
2012 Olympics: Australia, Japan Criticized For Olympian Gender Discrimination
Australia — Men up front, women in the back.
Not so fast, Olympians.Sports governing bodies from Japan and Australia are being skewered following complaints that male Olympic athletes flew business class to the London Games, while the women sat in the cheap seats.
Japan’s world champion women’s football team took exception to flying economy while their male counterparts sat in business en route to the games.
“It should have been the other way around,” Japanese soccer star Homare Sawa, the 2011 FIFA women’s world player of the year, said after arriving in Paris after the 13-hour flight, with just the short hop to London left. “Even just in terms of age we are senior.”
The Japan Football Association said the men’s under-23 Olympic team members flew in business class because they are professionals. The women, however, are likely be the bigger draw at the games. Only months after the devastating earthquake and tsunami hit Japan last year, they brought a sliver of joy to their country by winning their first World Cup title.
The Australian women’s basketball team has also been more successful than the men, earning the silver medal at each of the last three Olympics.
On Friday, Basketball Australia said it would make sure the flight flap doesn’t happen again.”(We will) review our Olympic travel policy with the goal of ensuring there is equity between travel arrangements for the men’s and women’s teams attending future Olympics,” the basketball governing body said in a statement.
Australia Archibald Prize Names 41 Finalists.
What do an unnamed soldier wounded in Afghanistan, businessman David Gonski and pop star Missy Higgins have in common?
They are all the subject of entries in this year’s 75,000 Australian dollar (US$78,600) Archibald Prize for portraiture.
The Archibald is Australia’s oldest and most prestigious art award. It’s also the country’s most popular art event, with nearly 150,000 people attending last year, not least because of the well-known faces in the paintings that give it broad appeal.
The Art Gallery of New South Wales on Thursday released the names of the 41 painters selected as finalists out of 839 entries. The finalists’ work will show in an exhibition that is open to the public March 31 to June 3, with the winner to be announced March 30.
Ben Quilty, who last year won for his portrait of the late artist Margaret Olley, has made the short list again this year with his depiction of an Australian soldier known only as Captain S. For three weeks late last year, Mr. Quilty was attached to the Australian Defence Force in Afghanistan as an official war artist.
The Archibald was first awarded in 1921 when the prize was £400. The money was left by Jules Francois Archibald, editor of the Bulletin magazine, who died in 1919. Since then the prize has been awarded to artists such as William Dobell and Brett Whiteley.
Figures from the world of music, movies and television tend to feature strongly in the exhibit. This year is no exception, with Adam Chang’s portrait of Emile Sherman, the Sydney-based producer of “The Kings Speech,” and Martin Sharp’s painting of Aboriginal actor David Gulpilil.
Little-known artist Raelene Sharp won the A$1,500 Packing Room Prize, chosen by the staff who receive the entries, for her portrayal of TV actor John Woods. “I’m mindboggled with it,” said Ms. Sharp “It just means that I’m recognized as someone who is worthy to hang on these walls.”
Artists themselves figure into much of the portraiture. This year’s exhibition includes a portrait of Martin Sharp by Garry Shead, and one of Lindy Lee by Kate Beynon, as well as several self-portraits by artists including Wendy Sharpe.
Over the years, the prize has often been the subject of controversy. Most famous was when two contestants called Mr. Dobell’s winning painting of Joshua Smith a caricature, not a portrait. In 2004, a fellow artist took legal action against Craig Ruddy, saying his portrait of Mr. Gulpilil was a drawing, not a painting, but the case was dismissed by the court.
This year, a stencil work — a portrait of Catholic priest Bob Maguire by Luke Cornish, known in the street-art world as E.L.K. — was selected as one of the finalists.