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  • One Direction or Justin Bieber?

    by Jess | Nov 20, 2015

    Hey guys, it’s your pal Jess here!

     

    I hope you’re all having an amazing week! So… I thought I‘d chat to you all, coz I’m in a bit of dilemma…. You see, One Direction and Justin Bieber have released their album – ON THE SAME DAY!

     

    I know, I know… toughest decision ever, right? Like, do I buy Justin’s Purpose or 1D’s Made in the A.M.?!

     

     Justin Bieber Purpose    One Direction Made In The A.M.  

    I mean – I totes love JB’s ‘Sorry’ and ‘What Do U Mean’ – and I was even lucky enough to fly down to Melbourne a few weeks ago to watch him play live on the World Famous Rooftop, which just made me even more of a Belieber (I know- best job ever, right?!)

    Justin Bieber live
     

    BUT.

     

    I also LOVE 'Drag Me Down' by the One Direction boys (even though I’m still raw with the pain of Zayn leaving the band… *sob*)

     

    Lucky enough for me, I received both in the mail at TGHQ (another amazing perk of being entertainment guru) and let me tell you – they’re both AH-MAZING!

     

    So basically, the point of my rant is that I STILL can’t even decide which album I like better!

     

    What do you guys think? Are you a Belieber or a Directioner – OR are you like me and equal parts both?! Have you guys listened to Purpose or Made in the AM yet? Let me know in the comments below – I’m DYING to know what you guys think of both!

     

    Speak soon! 

    Jess x

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  • Nickelodeon Slimefest Fun!

    by Jess | Oct 06, 2015

    Hey new friends!

     

    My name is Jess and I’ve taken over at TGHQ as the new entertainment writer!

     

    I’m super excited to get to know you all – so let me tell you a bit about myself and what I’ve been doing in my first month working at the COOLEST place ever!

     

    It's defs been a whirlwind! I’ve been super busy having lots of fun (and finding cool stuff to show you in TG’s next issue!)

     

    Just last week, Erin (our web guru) and I were lucky enough to go to NICKELODEON SLIMEFEST! Can you believe it?! I’ve totes wanted to go to Slimefest since I was little!


    Samantha Jade, Jess and Erin
     

    Anyway, we had an awesome time! We even got to interview some cool celebs and play some funny games with them. We spoke to At Sunset, Reece Mastin and Samantha Jade; OMTG, they were all SO nice and really funny!


    At Sunset, Jess and Erin Total Girl
     

    I’ve also been busy interviewing some other cool celebs, like Swedish singer Zara Larsson and Little Mix! Make sure you pick up the next issue of TG, coz you might just see them in there, hehe :)

     

    Hmmm what else can I tell you guys about myself?

     

    OH! I totes LOVE dogs (and all animals pretty much!)


    Jess and dogs
     

    I have three big dogs at home, their names are Sampson (he’s a German Shepherd cross Mastiff), Rocky (Golden Retriever) and Maisie American Pitbull Terrier). They’re soooo cheeky and are always getting up to mischief together, but they’re sooo cute so I can never stay mad at them (even when Sampson stole one of my brand new shoes LOL).


    Rocky the Golden Retriever
     

    What about you guys? Do you have any pets? Who is your fave singer at the moment? (mine is Taylor!) I want to know everything about you all!

     

    Speak soon, pals!

    Jess x

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  • A Day In My Life!

    by Laura | Jun 26, 2015

    Ever wondered what goes on at the Total Girl office? I’m here to tell you – this is what I get up to each and every day!

     

    9am: Arrive at the office, turn my computer on and talk to Mel about everything that happened on TV the night before (Mel and I sit next to each other).

    Laura and Mel at Total Girl Headquarters

    10am: Have a staff meeting – they can be different kinds of meetings, sometimes it’s about what stories we want to put in the next issue, or how we want the stories to look when the art team designs them, or what videos we could make for Total Girl TV!

    11:30am: I’m usually pretty hungry by this point, so I’m wandering around the office looking for potential snacks (chocolate is my fave).


    11:45am:
     Write a story for the magazine – as most of my stories are entertainment ones, I get to use all my knowledge of books, movies, TV and music to create a hilarious page in the mag!


    12:30pm:
    Break for lunch (which is usually some leftovers from dinner the night before, but if I’m feeling extra fancy I might go get a burger, hah!)

    1:30pm: Watch video clips. After lunch, it's tough to get straight back into the swing of using my brain, so I use this time to catch up on news that's broken online, watch new movie trailers and LOL at some old Adventure Time clips (just don't tell my boss!)


    3pm:
    I’m back on the hunt for chocolate treats, but I’m also working I swear! I might be preparing for a cool photo shoot, doing a phone interview with a celebrity, or heading out of the office to go and meet someone and interview them face to face. I’ve interviewed Meghan Trainor, The Veronicas, Ross Lynch, Laura Marano and so many more famous peeps – they’re always so cool and nice!

    5pm: I'm getting ready to go home, so I start finishing up my stuff for the day. I’ll talk to the art team about how my stories are looking, chat to my editor about what else is on for the rest of the week, and reply to any important emails I haven’t had a chance to look at. And I always try to leave my desk looking neat and tidy so that I feel fresh and ready to tackle the day when I arrive to work tomorrow!

    Laura's desk at Total Girl headquarters

    Does my day sound like you thought it would? It’s not all fun and glamour (but I do get to go to movie premieres sometimes!)

     

    Laura x

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  • Stuff I'm Excited About!

    by Laura | Apr 10, 2015

    Hey TGs,

    I hope everyone had a really special (and really delicious) Easter. I went to the Easter Show and ate TWO hotdogs on a stick – they are so delicious! – plus, I hung out with my family and my baby nephew. He is the cutest and his name is Miller. Did you get up to anything cool?

     

    I’m really excited about everything this month and I just had to tell you all about, well, everything!

     

    First of all, it’s my birthday soon. Woohoo! I love any excuse to see my friends and eat cake, but best of all we get a cake at work. I can’t decide whether to have yummy party treats like sausage rolls, or have an ice cream cake. Ahh, so many options…

     

    Plus, I met a really cool Aussie guy recently. His name is Mitchell Hope and he’s playing the role of Ben in the upcoming Disney movie Descendants. He had lots of on-set goss to share with me, which you will read about in TG soon! The movie is all about the children of all the famous Disney princes and princesses we all love. He’s the son of the Beast and Belle from Beauty and the Beast. I tried to think, but I can’t decide who my fave Disney princess is. Send me some ideas in the comments below…

    Ashton and Laura
    Me and Ashton from 5SOS at the ARIAs!


    Lastly, I’m excited because 5 Seconds of Summer are coming back to Australia to tour soon. I’m a huge fan of them, are you? My favourite is Ashton because he’s totally rocking out all the time on the drums, and I always wished that I could play the drums. Unfortunately, I’m not very musical so playing instruments is not my thing… but singing along to any song that comes on the radio is definitely something I’m into!

     

    Laura.xx

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  • Meet Tim Omaji!

    by Laura | Mar 11, 2015
    Hi TGs, 


    I know what you’re thinking. Who is this Tim Omaji guy she’s talking about?! Well it’s actually that amazing singing, dancing guy Timomatic! He’s decided to use his real, full name for his music from now on – but don’t worry, he’s still the same crazy cat we know and love. 


    Timomatic and TG's Laura

    Here’s Tim and me at the ARIAs!


    My name is: Tim Omaji 

    But you might remember me as: Timomatic


    I’m changing things up because:
    my artistic self-expression has evolved, so it seems only right that my name does too.


    So you can expect my music to be a little more:
    soulful


    …and a little less:
    predictable


    But still with the same:
    passion and excitement 


    My new album is called:
    well, nothing yet coz I haven't decided on the name!


    I was inspired by:
    personal experiences of the last 18 months


    And I hope that when you listen to it, you can’t help but:
    feel empowered to be you; being you is awesome!


    My dream collaboration would be with:
    Kanye West


    But while I’m waiting for his call, I’ve been busy working with:
    Pusha T and T-Pain


    Next up, you’ll see me:
    supporting Jessie J on tour


    Tim Omaji


    Tim Omaji's new single "Something Bout You" is out now!

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  • Let's hear it for KATY!

    by Laura | Feb 06, 2015
    Hi TGs, 

    Is everyone feeling totally fabulous? Hope so, cause there’s one thing that I literally cannot stop talking about this week and I need to talk about it! Katy Perry’s performance at the Superbowl! OMTG, she blew me away!

     

    To be completely honest, I have no idea about American football, but that’s basically what the Superbowl is all about. It’s the grand final game for their football competition, and it’s a really. Big. Deal. People get together to watch it on TV, they throw BBQs and parties and go totally nuts for it. I go totally nuts for it too – but not the game. It’s the half-time show that’s totes famous for being out-of-this-world amazing. In recent years they’ve had Beyonce perform (she even brought out her Destiny’s Child band mates for a mini-reunion), Bruno Mars and The Black Eyed Peas!

    Katy Perry Superbowl with Chess Pieces!

    This year, though, it was all about Katy and oh-my-gosh – SHE ROCKED IT. First, she came out on a giant tiger, singing ‘Roar’ and wearing a dress covered in (pretend) flames. What a start! Then she sang ‘Dark Horse’ and there were back-up dancers dressed up like chess figures. Some seriously spectacular visual stuff was going on too – the ground of the stage was moving around like an optical illusion.

     

    Later, she had a costume change into a super-fun, beach-themed outfit and she sang ‘Teenage Dream’ and ‘California Gurls’ – by this point, I had the volume at full blast singing along!

    Katy Perry's shooting star Super Bowl outfit

    Then came the big finale – Katy singing ‘Firework’. She had another costume change, and this time it was a beautiful silver dress with stars all over it. Wow – where can I buy one, right now?! Totally magical. Fireworks were going off around the stadium, and everyone in the stands were waving their phones around. It looked pretty spectacular. I think Katy is so beautiful and inspirational and talented.

     

    What’s your fave Katy song? Send me a comment and let me know! I don’t know if I could pick a fave, but I do love ‘Firework’ and ‘Ghost’.

     

    Big hugs,

    Laura.xx

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  • OMTG, We Were At The ARIAs!

    by Laura | Dec 01, 2014

    Hello lovely little ladies,

    It was a crazy busy time last week at TGHQ – for me especially! On Wednesday afternoon, I got to attend the ARIAs red carpet. The ARIAs are basically the biggest night in Australian music – heaps of awesome musicians are nominated for awards, the winners make nice speeches, and some people even perform up on stage.


    Before the awards show, there’s the red carpet. That’s when all the celebs and artists show off their outfits and catch up with fans. It’s the perfect time to try and grab a selfie with them!


    I was lucky enough to have a microphone in my hand, and an amazing camera operator, Ci, with me and we did our best to capture as much cool footage as we could. We chatted to cool peeps like 5SOS, Forever Ends Here, Taylor Henderson, Nathaniel, Marlisa – so many, in fact, I can’t even remember them all. Phew!


    When 5SOS came down the red carpet it was totes crazy. Everyone was screaming and chanting and calling out to the boys to try and get their photo. I felt super lucky to get this snap with Ashton, coz he’s my fave!


    Laura meets Ashton Irwin from 5SOS


    Mel, our magical beauty writer, was on the red carpet too ­– but she was on the other side to me. Check out this cool snap she got of all the boys (and her photobombing in the corner – LOL!)


    Mel popping her head in on the 5SOS boys on the red carpet!


    When Katy Perry arrived, everyone got so excited ­– it felt like the whole ground was shaking. Here’s me with some of my new friends… including Katy!


    Katy Perry makes some new friends by taking a selfie


    Do you like Charli XCX? She’s a British singer, and she sings FANCY with our very own Iggy Azalea! Iggy wasn’t there, which was a shame, but Charli was. She was so friendly and had awesome sunglasses.


    We LOVE Charli XCX's sunglasses at the ARIAs!


    It felt like we waited for ages, but One Direction finally arrived and it was complete mayhem. They all came down the sides of the barricades to get selfies with the fans, and I thought that was pretty nice of them! Zayn was being funny and jumping around everywhere, Harry said ‘Hi’ to me (which basically made my day/life) and the girl standing next to me planted a kiss on Liam’s cheek! OMTG!


    Last, but definitely not least, I got to have an awesome chat with Timomatic. He’s so nice and funny and positive about life – it’s pretty infectious. Plus, he was wearing an awesome hat!

    Laura with Timomatic rocking a stylish hat at the ARIAs!


    Did you guys watch the ARIAs? Let me know what you thought in the comments section…


    Lots of love,


    Laura xo


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  • Well, hi there!

    by TG's Laura | Nov 20, 2014

    Hello TGs!

    Have you picked up a copy of our latest awesome issue? It’s got Bella Thorne and her cutie pup Kingston on the cover! If you already have, you probs recognize my face – I’m Laura, the new Entertainment Editor!

    I’m so excited to get to know you all, so please shoot me an email if you wanna share a cool story with me (email totalgirl@pacificmags.com.au). Since we’re just starting this magical friendship journey, I thought I’d share a little bit about myself!

    First of all, I LOVE Adventure TimeLumpy Space Princess is defs my fave character 'cos she’s so sassy and hilarious. I love BMO too coz he’s super cute!

    I also have a pet bunny. Her name is Padmé Amidala (if you’re a Star Wars fan, you’ll know that’s Luke and Leia’s mum!). I’m also a big fan of Star Wars, in case you couldn't tell – LOL. Do you guys have pets too?

    Laura's pet bunny


    Last, but definitely not least, I love One Direction and 5 Seconds of Summer. It’s tough to choose, but I reckon my fave guys are Harry from 1D and Ashton from 5SOS. Doesn’t he have such great hair?!

    Tell me a bit about yourselves in the comments section below!

    Laura xo

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  • My USA Holiday Part 2!

    by Alex | Jul 07, 2014
    Hey girls!

    Happy Monday! So as you know last month I got to go to California and told you all about my adventures in Disneyland. I also got to go to some really cool places - like the Santa Monica Pier and Venice Beach!

    I was also able to spend some time in San Francisco where I went to the gorgeous town of Sausalito and to the Muir Woods which is a redwood forest with the tallest trees I've ever seen!

    Here are a couple of pics from my travel album. Enjoy! :)

     xoxo
    Alex

    Alex at the Spinkles Cupcake ATM

    This is hands-down the best ATM ever!



    Alex at the famous E3 gaming convention

    This was 3-days of hardcore gaming. I got to get the goss on all the latest and greatest games hitting our shores over the next 12 months.



    Alex at the Golden Gate Bridge in San Fransisco

    Don't let the smile decieve you. I was as frozen as a popsicle!



    Alex in the Muir Woods with a housand year old tree

    The Muir Woods is absolutely out of this world. Trees are as tall as skyscrapers and it smells so fresh in there. If you're quiet and careful you can even spot some deer in the woods.



    Alex at the Santa Monica Pier

    The famous Santa Monica Pier where you can shop, go on rides or even hit the waves.


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  • I Went To Disneyland!

    by Alex | Jun 27, 2014
    Hi TGs!

    I'm baaaaccckkk! After three weeks in America I'm finally back at TGHQ. It was an absolutely amazing holiday and thanks to Celine, Millie, Smiley and Caitlin for their ah-maze travel tunes to add to my playlist.

    I got sooo much done while on my trip that I've decided to tell you all about it over two blogs. This week I discovered that Ariana Grande and I have something in common, yep that's right we've both been to the magical world of Disney! She visited Disney World in Florida while I visited Disneyland in California. She went to celebrate her 21st birthday there, how cool is that?!

    Disneyland's Magic Kingdom

    Okay so if you've ever imagined what Disneyland would look like, times that by about a million times better and that's the reality. There are more rides than you can imagine and each is even cooler than the last. I even got to meet some pretty awesome Disney characters like Belle from Beauty and the Beast.

    At Disneyland with Belle from Beauty and the Beast

    Here's my top 5 rides at Disneyland.

    Splash Mountain: 3/5 
    But that's just because I'm a massive chicken that was pretty much crying at the end of the ride

    Buzz Lightyear Astro Blasters 4/5
    You get to use awesome lasers to shoot the enemy.

    The Haunted Mansion 3/5
    A pretty awesome haunted house!

    Mad Tea Party 4/5
    Round and round you go!

    Davy Crockett's Explorer Canoes 3/5
    Loved this ride even though it was slow-paced. It reminded me a lot of Pocahontas.

    Disneyland rides Explorer Canoe

    Tune in to my blog next week to read more about my USA adventure!
    Xoxo
    Alex 
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