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                           Pearler of

                                       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.’’

                           than you are of meeting them,                More details are on the
                           thanking you for your support.’’
                              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 Monday, November 22, 2010

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