Gold Coast property used in Chris Lilley’s Netflix series Lunatics up for grabs

first_img The grand home at 6 Queen Guineveres Place, Sovereign Islands, featured in the Netflix series Lunatics. The show’s arrogant real estate agent, Quentin Cook, had no luck selling the property, but maybe the real life one will. Source: Netflix The property had more than $500,000 spent on its renovation.Owner Leo Nipperess and partner Brett Park bought the property five years ago and spent more than half a million dollars renovating it.Mr Nipperess saw it as a fun opportunity when a talent scout knocked on their door and asked to feature the property in show.“There were three other houses on Sovereign Islands used but ours was the major one,” he said.“It was quite amusing, there were about 25 people who turned up in mini vans just to look at the house and check it was OK.“They used the house for the day, filmed there, had a DJ set-up, they also made a joke (in the episode) about it having two dishwashers — it was fun.” Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:36Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:36 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p360p360p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenNetflix mansion00:36 The series, written by and starring Lilley, launched in April. Source: Netflix The house is on the market with a $3.6 million price tag.Mr Nipperess said highlights of the property included a $15,000 chandelier, which took a professional cleaner nine hours to polish, and a dressing room hidden behind a wall of mirrors.“We were renovating because we wanted to live there forever but we like projects and get bored so now it’s finished we are ready for our next project,” he said. Lunatics was a controversial series created by the comedian. Source: Netflix More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa10 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag1 day agoThe four-bedroom, four-bathroom house has a French provincial theme.Alex Phillis Real Estate director Alex Phillis, who is listing the property at 6 Queen Guineveres Place alongside Brian Phillis, said it was grand but also very private.“It’s a house that is so rare for Sovereign Islands, it’s something you’d expect to see in Toorak, Melbourne, with a price tag of $6 to $8 million,” he said.“The talent scout had a brief to find something absolutely spectacular and so they found this and knocked on the door.“It’s a cool thing to have your house featured in a Netflix series, the owners certainly didn’t do it for the money.” The house is very OTT.The four-bedroom, four-bathroom house hit the market this week with a $3.6 million price tag.“The word spectacular gets thrown around a lot in real estate but this house really is,” Mr Phillis said.“It’s had a huge transformation and everything has been nailed perfectly — you can see a lot of thought and planning has gone into it and everything is high end and over the top.”The Gold Coast had a lead role in the series Lunatics with several other locations used for filming, including Bond University, Platinum Nightclub, Murwillumbah furniture stores and an old house at Tweed Heads.Logie winner Lilley is well-known for his comedy shows, including Summer Heights High, Angry Boys, Ja’mie: Private School Girl and Jonah from Tonga. Fan of Chris Lilley’s work? This Gold Coast mansion might look a little familiar. Source: NetflixAN extravagant Gold Coast mansion that featured in an equally over-the-top Netflix series has hit the market with a multimillion-dollar price tag.The Sovereign Islands mansion graced the small screen in Chris Lilley’s controversial mockumentary series Lunatics.It was used in the first episode as character Quentin Cook, a smug and incompetent real estate agent with a large behind who dreams of being a famous DJ and street artist, was trying to sell.The 10-part series, which was written by and stars Lilley, premiered on Netflix in April. MORE NEWS: Two regal residences set to face auction block MORE NEWS: The seven ’burbs to invest in center_img mikaela.day@news.com.aulast_img read more

Concept hormone kit that allows men to breastfeed wins award

first_imgNewsHub 26 October 2018Family First Comment:  Coming soon. Can’t wait.   “Chest-feeding” – a man taking various hormone drugs throughout his partner’s pregnancy, which allows him to grow milk ducts in time for the baby’s birth. Mothers no longer needed. #shockingA hormone kit that allows men to “chest feed” could become available to consumers in as few as five years.The invention is in its concept stages and is yet to be tested, however, it has picked up a “Meaning-Centred Design Award”.The kit involves a man taking various hormone drugs throughout his partner’s pregnancy, which allows him to grow milk ducts in time for the baby’s birth.Product designer, Marie-Claire Springham told DailyMail side effects of the drugs will likely be that men grow breasts up to the size of a B-cup.Ms Springham, who studied product design at Central Saint Martins in London, said she can’t see why couples wouldn’t use the product.“It seems unusual but women have been using hormones to change their bodies since they developed the birth-control pill,” Ms Springham said.READ MORE: https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/world/2018/10/concept-hormone-kit-that-allows-men-to-breastfeed-wins-award.htmlKeep up with family issues in NZ. Receive our weekly emails direct to your Inbox.last_img read more

Jim Parsons Talks On Working With Rihanna

first_imgDespite playing one of television’s most recognizable characters — Dr. Sheldon Cooper in “The Big Bang Theory” — Jim Parsons had never leant his unmistakable vocals to animation before. But recently he’s stepped into the voiceover booth for DreamWorks’ new movie, “Home”, which also sees Rihanna and Jennifer Lopez in the voicing cast. Let’s hear what Parsons thinks about his first “voicing” experiencelast_img

Cox collects career first Modified win at Cottage Grove

first_imgBy Ben DeatherageCOTTAGE GROVE, Ore. (Aug. 9) – Cottage Grove Speedway hosted Cottage Grove Area Chamber Of Commerce/Pepsi Night at the races Saturday night.In the IMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modified feature, Kinzer Cox was the car to beat. Despite six cautions throughout the event, retained the lead after each restart.Although he has spent only a handful of nights in a Modified, Cox paced the field for the entire distance to collect his first career victory.last_img

Hasanour gives Foley a double

first_img Mick Halford’s five-year-old disappointed on his return to action in the Irish Lincolnshire but having regained winning ways last month, he was the 5-2 favourite to clinch another valuable handicap. Foley, earlier successful on Final Frontier, navigated Hasanour into contention inside the final furlongs and always appeared confident he would pick up the pacemaking Breathe Easy. The market leader did just that and was good value for his half-length verdict. Halford said: “I’m thrilled with that. Shane said he travelled really well and when the gaps appeared he was able to take them. That’s a good trip for him and he loves it here. “He may go to Galway. Richard (McNally, owner) is a big Galway fan and he won there last year. The other option is a £150,000 handicap at Goodwood, but I’d say he’ll go to Galway. “He didn’t get into the Hunt Cup at Ascot but maybe it was a blessing in disguise as the ground was very fast. “He’s a very straight forward horse to train, and winning like that gives them confidence. “He could end up in Dubai some day.” Hasanour lunged late to claim his third course and distance success at the Curragh in the Paddy Power Handicap.center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Indian Premier League IPL 2018, RCB vs SRH: Hyderabad beat Bangalore by five runs

first_imgNew Delhi: Sunrisers Hyderabad on Monday proved why they are one of the strongest stables in the current season of Indian Premier League.  The Kane Williamson led team defeated Royal Challengers Bangalore by five runs in front of a jam-packed stadium in Hyderabad.RCB skipper Virat Kohli won the toss and elected to field first. Bangalore bowlers justified Kohli’s decision to bowl first and gave early jitters to the SRH’s openers.Tim Southee and Mohammed Siraj decimated Hyderabad’s batting line-up and restricted the team to a modest total of 146. Bangalore needed a total of 147 runs to win the match and safeguard their chances to secure a place in the play-offs.Captain Kane Williamson brought some respite for Hyderabad and scored a valuable 56 runs.  Shakib Al Hasan also hit 35 runs off 32 balls, thus keeping the hopes alive.Sunrisers Hyderabad were able to defend the total, even though at one time it looked RCB will win the game easily. RCB lost three wickets of Kohli, Villiers and Moeen Ali in quick succession, failing to capitalise on the momentum.#Highlights (Check out the scorecard)# Sunrisers Hyderabad defeat Royal Challengers Bangalore by five runs# 20 overs- Bhuvneshwar SCALPS de Grandhomme, RCB lose sixth wicket# 19.5 overs- RCB need 6 runs in 1 ball, can they pull up an upset?# 18 overs- RCB 128/5# 15 overs- RCB 102/5, need 46 more runs to win from 30 balls# 11.4 overs- Siddharth Kaul STRIKES Moeen Ali’s wicket# 11 overs- RCB 80/4 # 10.4 overs- BYE BYE!! Rashid Khan DISMISSES de Villiers, sends him back to pavilion#9.5 overs- Shakib Al Hasan SCALPS Virat Kohli#7.1 overs- Sandeep Sharma SCALPS Manan Vohra# 5 overs- RCB 51/1# 2.5 overs- Shakib STRIKES Parthiv Patel, who goes out for 20# 2 overs- RCB 13/0# 1 over- RCB 5/0# It’s time for RCB batsman to show their magic and lead their team to victory, can SRH defend their total?# 20 overs- SRH puts on board 147 runs, set target of 148 runs for RCB# 17.2 overs- Tim Southee SCALPS Shakib Ul Hasan’s wicket# 15.6 overs- Thats OUT!!- Kane Williamson DEPARTS for 56, SRH 112/4#14.2 overs- Kane Williamson SMASHES a six to take SRH’s score to over 100#13 overs – SRH 80/3, need to increase their run-rate to put a competitive total#12 overs- SRH need to fire from all the tanks, as they have put on board only 76 runs for the loss for three wickets# 11 overs- SRH 68/3#10 overs- Half of SRH’s innings is over and they are at 61/3# 9.3 overs- Shakib Al Hasan SMASHES two back-to-back fours in Moeen Ali’s over# It’s time for the Strategic time out# 8.2 overs- BYE BYE!! Chahal STRIKES Manish Pandey to bring SRH to 48/3# 8 overs- SRH 47/2, Kane Williamson on 22 and Manish Pandey on 5# 7 overs- SRH 42/2# Can RCB limit SRH to a modest total?# 5.5 overs- Siraj DISMISSES Shikhar Dhawan, SRH look to be in trouble# Mohammed Siraj comes into the attack to bowl the fifth over# 4 overs- RCB have got off to a good start, SRH are 25/1# 3 overs- SRH 20/1# 2.3 overs- BYE BYE!! Tim Southee SCALPS Alex Hales, who goes out for 5#Tim Southee comes into the attack# 2 overs- SRH 14/0# 1.4 over- Shikhar Dhawan SMASHES a four off Umesh Yadav’s ball, sents the crowd into tizzy# 1 over- SRH 4/0#Shikhar Dhawan and Alex Hales are opening for SRH#It’s the IPL debut of RCB’s bowler Moeen Ali# The stadium is jam-packed and crowd is ready to see the battle of the titans# Royal Challengers Bangalore have won the toss and decided to bowl first#Here’s a look at the playing eleven for both the teamsSRH XI: A Hales, S Dhawan, K Williamson, M Pandey, Y Pathan, S Al Hasan, W Saha, B Kumar, R Khan, S Kaul, Sandeep SharmaRCB XI: V Kohli, M Vohra, P Patel, AB de Villiers, M Ali, M Singh, C de Grandhomme, T Southee, U Yadav, M Siraj, Y Chahal For all the Latest Sports News News, Indian Premier League News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

Cricket News Ajit Wadekar dies at 77, ‘lost a father figure,’ says Anil Kumble

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: Former India captains Mohammed Azharuddin and Anil Kumble found a “father figure” in Ajit Wadekar. The legendary player mentored struggling captain and a stressed leg spinner during his days of international cricket.   After prolonged illness Wadekar, 77, passed away in Mumbai on Wednesday. It was under Wadekar that struggling captain Azharuddin, got a second chance from 1993 to 1996 having lost Test series in New Zealand, England and Australia ALSO READ | Ajit Wadekar: Man who made Indian captaincy coveted“such an iconic person..deeply saddened by his demise!! Sir was a father figure for me.. May his soul rest in peace! My Heartfelt Condolences to the family,” Azharuddin tweeted.   Wadekar was a blessing for Kumble after getting dropped post 1990 tour of England. His comeback coincided with Wadekar’s entry as manager during the 1992-93 tour of South Africa. Till his retirement in 2008, Kumble was never dropped for the next 16 years. Kumble tweeted “Deeply saddened by the passing away of #AjitWadekar He was more than a coach to the entire team – a father figure and a shrewd tactician. My heartfelt condolences to his family and loved ones. He will be missed. Thank you Sir, for the confidence shown in my ability!”.  Famous cricketer Bishan Singh Bedi also praised Wadekar. “V sad news-Ajit Wadekar passing away-only Indn Capt to win 3 series in a row-2 away 1 at home-ALW was good contemporary-we had differences of (sic) opinion but always respected glory of (sic) Crkt-fine batsman & great close in catch-served Indn Crkt w/aplomb as player/Selectr/Coach-RIP Jeetu!” wrote Bedi on his twitter page. Wadekar was a “tough character” for Sanjay Manjrekar as coach. Earlier, Majrekar had tweeted a video of Wadekar in cricket gears one last time during a charity match at the Shivaji Park Gymkhana in Mumbai. ALSO READ | Remove all-rounder tag from Hardik Pandya, says Harbhajan Singh “Ajit Wadekar’s impact on Indian cricket is huge. His contemporaries worshipped him, such was his aura. Found him to be a tough character as coach. Exceptional Indian cricketer… RIP Sir.” tweeted Sanjay Manjrekar. last_img read more

St Lucia Zouks sold to K.P.H Dream Private Cricket

first_imgTHE St Lucia Zouks have been sold to K.P.H Dream Private Cricket, a group of investors with extensive experience in high-profile cricket, the Caribbean Premier League has announced.K.P.H. Dream Cricket Private Limited is based in India and are knowledgeable owners who have a track record of success on and off the field in major events. They will bring a huge amount of experience to the tournament and to the St Lucian team.The Zouks have been part of the CPL since the league’s inception making the playoffs during the 2016 season. They play their home games at the Daren Sammy International Cricket Ground, a stadium named after the man who has captained them for six of their seven seasons. Last year the Zouks team featured Sammy, Fawad Ahmed, Rahkeem Cornwall, Andre Fletcher, Colin de Grandhomme and Thisara Perera.“We are excited at the opportunity to invest in one of the most exciting sporting tournaments in the world, and we have been impressed by the vibrancy of CPL over the last seven years,” said Mohit Burman of K.P.H. Dream Cricket Private Limited.“We visualise taking the franchise to the next level and showcasing St Lucia in the best possible light over the coming years.”Pete Russell, Chief Operating Officer of the Hero CPL, said they are buoyed by the development:“We are hugely excited to welcome this ownership team to the CPL family and we are looking forward to seeing where they take the Zouks during the upcoming season and beyond,” Russell said.“They bring with them a wealth of experience which is fantastic news for both the CPL and St Lucia as a whole. During the 2019 tournament, the CPL made a positive economic impact of US$13,670,260 in St Lucia and this new ownership group will be working hard to see this figure increase.”Meanwhile, St Lucia’s Prime Minister, the Hon. Allen Chastanet has greeted the new owners with open arms.“I welcome the new owners of the Saint Lucia Zouks and hope that their new energy and drive will inspire the team to excel,” the Prime Minister said.“Saint Lucians continue to root for the Zouks and we are encouraged by the confidence that Mr Mohit Burman and his team have placed in the players and Saint Lucia. The Government of Saint Lucia looks forward to working closely with the new owners to create a team we can all be proud of.”last_img read more

Playing without fans won’t diminish competitive edge – Stokes

first_img(REUTERS) – England all-rounder Ben Stokes says playing in closed stadiums would not dampen the competitive side of matches and that players “would do anything” to get cricket back on television screens for fans to watch during the COVID-19 crisis.The spread of the novel coronavirus has brought sport to a standstill. Staging games without spectators has been suggested as one way to resume professional cricket.England’s home series against West Indies scheduled for June has been postponed, with the likelihood of those three tests being played later in the summer without fans.When asked if cricket might lose its competitive edge in such an atmosphere Stokes, 28, said that even without fans the players would still be going out to win.“Think about it, we are walking out to represent our country, we got three lions on our chest and there is a game that we are supposed to win,” Stokes told BBC Radio 5 Live.“So whether it’s in front of nobody or, like we are used to, in front of full crowd, I don’t think it’s going to take that competitive side away.“It’s a completely different scenario to get our heads around, that there isn’t going to be the atmosphere or cheering that we’re used to when we play international game.“We would do anything to get cricket back on the TVs and for people to follow and watch. If that means you have to play in front of nobody then so be it,” he added.Stokes, a key part of England’s 2019 World Cup triumph, was not sure when cricket would resume but felt bigger issues were at stake.“We are still not 100% sure when that’s going to happen,” he said.“… at the end of the day, cricket is just a sport and the safety, health and wellbeing of everybody involved, not just in the team but around cricket community, is important right now.”last_img read more

Man United Beat Crystal Palace to Lift FA Cup

first_imgUnited lost Smalling to a second yellow card for hauling back Yannick Bolasie in extra time – but Lingard took the trophy to Old Trafford when he lashed home a first-time strike from Damien Delaney’s half-clearance after 110 minutes.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Manchester United came from behind and survived Chris Smalling’s sending-off to beat Crystal Palace and win the FA Cup at Wembley through Jesse Lingard’s extra-time strike. As Wembley was awash with growing speculation this this would be Louis van Gaal’s final match as United manager, he was able to add English’s football’s most glamorous cup to his honours list.United looked on course to end the season empty-handed as well as missing out on Champions League football when substitute Jason Puncheon’s powerful far-post finish put Palace ahead with 12 minutes left.It was harsh on United, who had hit the woodwork through Marouane Fellaini and Antony Martial, but they responded within four minutes with a brilliant run from Wayne Rooney that ended with Juan Mata scoring from close range.last_img read more