Gotye slams Glee cover of "Somebody That I Used to Know"
When the cast of Glee covered two of Britney Spears’ hits, Toxic
and I’m a Slave 4 U
, the pop princess was prompted to take to Twitter to gush her praise, telling her 10 millions followers “The GLEE version of Toxic is amazing!" and "Slave: Oh ... My ... God ...! Those little boys are SO cute! I know how hard it is to dance with that snake! Nice job."
Melbourne rock singer Gotye, whose chart-topping Somebody That I Used to Know
was covered on the April 10 episode of Glee, was not so taken. Speaking to Australia’s The Sunday Mail, he criticized the Glee cast’s overproduced sound: "They did such a faithful arrangement of the instruments but the vocals were that pop 'Glee' style, ultra dry, sounded pretty tuned and the rock has no real sense”. He went on to say it sounded as though the song were “ playing to you from a cardboard box". In summary, he found the cover “dinky and wrong".
Is Gotye being too harsh? Compare the two versions below.
Baby makes it on Who magazine’s most beautiful people of 2012 list
Australia’s Who magazine has announced its most beautiful people of 2012
, with supermodel Miranda Kerr, and her 15 month old son with Hollywood actor Orlando Bloom, topping the list. Mother and son grace the cover in their first photo shoot together.
Other beauties who made the list include Delta Goodrem and Olympic swimmer Stephanie Rice.
Madame Tussauds opens in Sydney
The wax figure of Kylie Minogue at Madame Tussauds in London is a perennial favourite with visitors (she really is
that short!). With the opening of a Madame Tussauds in Darling Harbour, Sydney, Australians will be able to see all their local heroes in wax form.
The museum currently boasts wax models, each valued at AUD 220, 000, of international stars such as Hugh Jackman, Cate Blanchett and Dame Edna Everage, as well as local personalities like Bert Newton, Jimmy Barnes and Ian Smith, better known as Harold Bishop from Neighbours. The wax figures of Miranda Kerr and Delta Goodrem wear dresses that their real-life versions wore on the catwalk and the stage.