OU could say Pearl Jam of 197 days on the road driving
are soul savers. Jason 40,494km and flying 103 hours
Leung, right, quit his job through 13 countries to take in 62
as civil engineer managing Pearl Jam shows.
high profile construction ‘‘Pearl Jam has always been my
projects for the Vancouver and favourite band based on music alone,
London Olympics, to follow Pearl but there was also something extra
Jam on tour and pursue a ‘‘more special about them that goes beyond
fulfilling life’’ when he was 25. The music,’’ he says.
trip culminated in him writing This ‘‘Their ethics, their political stance,
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All Encompassing Life. their environmental awareness, their
Canadian born Jason has since care for the fans and their
become an avid traveller, aspiring meaningful lyrics are all things that
filmmaker, travel writer, part-time I respect and can relate to a great
blogger and entrepreneur. deal. I connect with everything that
He visited Adelaide in November the band stands for.’’
2006 during the Pearl Jam tour and He found his calling when the band
then again in the spring of 2007 when toured Canada extensively.
he was living in Melbourne. ‘‘I knew that it was a trip I had to
‘‘The two shows in Adelaide that do,’’ Jason says.
tour were some of the best shows ‘‘What I found were other fans
I’ve seen,’’ he tells Confidential from similar to me, fans who were
his London home. respectful, helpful, caring and
‘‘I’ve met a few of the members genuine. Special bonds were made
and they give as much attention back and only fuelled my need to continue
to you as you would to them. They following the band that brought us
are almost more excited to meet you all together. I’ve not stopped since.’’
COL: C M Y K
than you are of meeting them, More details are on the
thanking you for your support.’’ www.ThisAllEncompassingTrip.co-
The story chronicles his journey m website.
Desperate times for show
HINGS are getting desperate on of developing a sitcom. Word is that
Desperate Housewives with the show still has two more seasons
news Teri Hatcher, right, is to in it, but without Teri, there’s the
quit her lead role. possibility it will just fizzle.
It’s a double exit as co-star Felicity The show’s creator, Marc Cherry,
Huffman is following suit. signed a deal with ABC Studios last
Teri has handed in her notice and October which gave Housewives a stay
is getting ready to move on, a TV of execution for two years provided
insider told the Daily Mail. its leading cast members, including
Bucking the trend that ‘‘older’’ Teri, Eva Longoria and Felicity,
women don’t get good roles, Teri remained happily onboard.
apparently has another production in All three will be out of contract after
the pipeline and is in the early stages the next season.
Fans bamboozle Bieber
ANADIAN pop doesn’t understand why
star Justin he is regularly mobbed
not so badly Bieber has an
adviser to avoid
by screaming fans.
‘‘I’m not even that
the pitfalls of his cool, seriously,’’ he, like,
RIENDS in need are awkward teenage phase. says. ‘‘These girls are
friends indeed. When Internet rumours are crying. I can’t believe
Hollywood starlet that the 16-year-old Baby that. I’m so honoured
Flag flies high for Jen Gwyneth Paltrow,
right, knew she would be
playing a recovering addict
singer reportedly has a
minder called Ryan who
tells him how to act in
that you’re crying but, I
don’t know, it’s crazy!’’
The youngster is
country star in Country Song, order to impress the following the celebrity
OLDING the Aussie once again. Last year the Myer she turned to recovered addict public, how to talk, walk perfume trend but is
flag, literally, for our parade in Hollywood was one of Robert Downey Jnr for and even to flirt. planning to release a
country, Myer faces the highlights of the year and I’m information on how she could Baby-faced Bieber scent for the ladies.
Jennifer Hawkins looking forward to sharing the understand her character.
and Kris Smith, above, are some event with even more of our
of our hottest ambassadors yet. Australian designers in 2011."
‘‘I asked Robert a lot of
questions because there were Here’s cheers for cricket
Australian fashion will again Attending designers are some things that I just did not
take centre stage at the G’Day Aurelio Costeralla, Jayson understand,’’ she says. RICKET isn’t known for being a racy game,
USA Ball in Hollywood in Brunsdon, Nicola Finetti, ‘‘Like, how do you behave so but add a few cheerleaders and you might get
January as part of a parade Leona Edmiston, Wayne badly one night and not just some converts.
showcasing designers sold at Cooper, Yeojin Bae, Manning embarrass yourself, but wreck SACA’s Philipa Danson and head West End
Myer. Former Miss Universe Jen Cartell, Ellery and Fernando people’s lives and then wake up Gwyneth, 38, who has two Redbacks cheerleader Courtney Semmler are on
will return to the US to star in Frisoni. in the morning and be like, Hi!’’ children, Apple, 5, and Moses, the lookout for eight new recruits to dance at Big
the special Myer fashion show G’Day USA is a week of ‘‘I don’t get it. So he would 4, with husband Chris Martin, Bash games and do promotions during the season.
to promote the best in local celebrations that promotes write me emails about what says she has managed to avoid So if short shorts and pompoms are your talent,
Aussie designers to an Aussie business and trade and addiction is and how it was for many of the pitfalls of fame head to the Adelaide Oval Indoor Cricket Centre
+ international audience. culminates in the black-tie ball him. He was very articulate because she gets so much on Saturday from 10am-1pm to vie for a coveted spot
"I can’t wait to be involved on January 22. about it and he helped me a lot.’’ support from her family. in the West End Redbacks cheerleaders ring.
22 The Advertiser www.adelaidenow.com.au Monday, November 22, 2010