Thursday 6th December 2012

Les Miserable World Premier
London hosted the world premiere of ‘Les Miserables’ and Nine Europe Correspondent, Peter Stefanovic, joined us live from the red carpet. ‘Les Miserables’ hits cinemas on Boxing Day.

Most Clicked
TODAY presents some of the most popular internet items of the day.

Money minute
TODAY Finance Expert Ross Greenwood offered some valuable finance tips. You can follow Ross on Twitter at http://es.twitter.com/Ross_Greenwood/.

Dame Murdoch Passes Away at 103
TODAY paid tribute to Dame Elisabeth Murdoch, the renowned community leader, charity worker and philanthropist, who died last night at the age of 103. TODAY reporter Christine Ahern joined us from Melbourne with the news.

New South Wales and Queensland Fires
Fire crews are continuing to extinguish a number of grass and bush fires across New South Wales and Queensland. TODAY’s Alison Arrioti had the latest from the headquarters of Emergency Management in Queensland. Meantime, Slyvia Jeffreys gave us the latest updates from Lane Cove, Sydney.

South Australia Murders
A 19-year-old man has been arrested over the alleged murder of a woman and a teenage girl in South Australia. The body of Renowned camel jockey Jasinta-Leigh Fullerton was found just meters from her home in Corn yesterday. Nine News Reporter Jack Berketa joined TODAY with the latest.

Royal Prank Call
TODAY caught up with Sky News Reporter, Paul Harrison, about the 2dayFM prank that has gone viral overnight. The call, in which radio hosts were pretending to be the Queen, was made to King Edward VII's hospital in London, where Kate Middleton is currently staying.

Energy Drinks
The Country's leading medical body is calling for a crackdown on energy drinks following the launch of a new 1.2L energy drink that's hit supermarket shelves. Dr Steve Hambleton, President of the Australian Medical Association joined us from Canberra with more.

Entertainment News With Richard Wilkins
Entertainment Editor, Richard Wilkins took us into the world of Rebel Wilson with look at ‘Pitch Perfect’ the latest film that tracks Rebel Wilson's accent to Hollywood stardom. Also, TODAY was granted access to behind the scenes footage of P!nk’s recent Australian visit. For more information head to: http://brucespringsteen.net/, https://www.facebook.com/brucespringsteen, https://twitter.com/springsteen/.

BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN & THE E STREET BAND - MARCH 2013
Pre-sale tickets available from noon local time Wednesday 12 December to noon local time Thursday 13 December (or until pre-sale allocation is exhausted) via http://www.frontiertouring.com/brucespringsteen .

General on-sale tickets available from 9am local time Friday 14 December

  • THURSDAY 14 MARCH - BRISBANE ENTERTAINMENT CENTRE
  • Bookings through http://premier.ticketek.com.au/ or call 132 849
  • MONDAY 18 MARCH - SYDNEY ALLPHONES ARENA
  • Bookings through http://premier.ticketek.com.au/ or call 132 849
  • SUNDAY 24 MARCH - MELBOURNE - ROD LAVER ARENA
  • Bookings through http://premier.ticketek.com.au/ or call 132 849
  • SATURDAY 30 MARCH MACEDON, VIC - HANGING ROCK
  • Bookings through http://premier.ticketek.com.au/ or call 132 849

    What's Making News
    TODAY was joined by Ita Buttrose to discuss the latest media headlines.

    Les Miserable World Premier
    The much anticipated "Les Miserables' has premiered in London in spectacular style. Peter Stefanovic was on the red carpet and filed a report for TODAY with all the latest Hollywood gossip.

    'Take 5' Brave Kids Awards Winner, Ella McLeod
    We were joined by one very brave Ella Mcleod this morning, who was only eight days old when she received a donated pulmonary artery valve from a boy who had tragically drowned. The donor's parents requested she learn to swim, however Ella went on to do better than that, competing in the iron-kids triathlon and raising three-thousand dollars for charity.

    Decorating on a Budget
    TODAY was joined by 'Simple Decorating Ideas Westfield Christmas Insider', Alyce Cowell to find out how to decorate your home these holidays without blowing the budget. For more information: http://www.facebook.com/Westfield/ or http://blog.westfield.com.au/.

    TREE

    1. Bright baubles

  • Bed Bath N Table Boxed Baubles in multicolour $12.95
  • Bed Bath N Table Glass Decorations in multicolour $19.95

    2. Quirky, inexpensive tags

  • Kikki K Winterland Gift Tags in reindeer $7.95
  • Wheel & Barrow Wire Snowflake/Tree/Star Decoration $1 each

  • Rustic decorating trend - Hart & Heim Wooden Tree Decoration $4.95, Wooden Snowflake Decoration $6.95, Wooden Reindeer Decoration $4.95, Wooden Bunny Decoration $3.95

    HOME

    1. Tableware

  • Wheel & Barrow Disposable Bakeware/Servingware in red/gold $1.95 x3
  • Plenty Kitchen & Tableware Party Box in red stripe & red dot (6 pack) $4.95 each

    2. Candles & reuseable candle holders

  • Papaya Tealight Holders in red $7.95 & clear $4.75
  • Papaya Single Tindra Paper Lanterns $2.50 each
  • Bed Bath N Table Hanging Lantern $7.95
  • Wheel & Barrow Floating Tealight Candles (6 pack) $7.95

    3. Reuseable vases to fill with cherries, baubles, mini gardens, streamers etc

  • Bed Bath N Table Battersea Oval Vase $14.95

    4. Reusable frames with Christmas card prints

  • Hart & Heim Photo Frame in white $12.95
  • Mandy's Cards & Gifts Christmas Card $6.25

    5. Cushion with ribbon

  • Target Stripe Cushion $25
  • Kikki K Wide Red Ribbon $5.95

    GIFTS

    1. Personalised kids wrap

  • Target Gift Wrap $6
  • Kikki K Christmas Sticker Book (100 stickers) $19.95
  • Kikki K 4 in 1 Giant Coloured Pencil $3.95

    2. Elegant wrap & twine

  • Kikki K Twist String in Box in red & white $7.95

    3. Tea towels as wrap

  • Plenty Kitchen & Tableware Nancy Tea Towels (3 pack) $16.95
  • Wheel & Barrow Napkin in red & white $4.95
  • Wheel & Barrow Napkin in pink floral $4.95

    Girls on the Grill
    Tim grills Lisa and Tanya Plibersek about the hottest trends and topics of the day. For more information check out http://www.nhsd.com.au/.

    Jim Kerr from Simple Minds
    'Simple Minds' defined a generation, and the Scottish lads produced some of the most iconic songs of the Eighties. TODAY checked in with Jim Kerr and chatted about life, music and the upcoming 'Simple Minds' tour.

    SIMPLE MINDS TOUR DATES:

  • Fri Nov 30 - MELBOURNE Palais Theatre
  • Bookings http://www.ticketmaster.com/#!/ or call 136 100
  • Sat Dec 1- a day on the green – Rochford Wines, Yarra Valley VIC
  • Bookings http://www.ticketmaster.com/#!/ or call 136 100
  • Sun Dec 2 - ADELAIDE Entertainment Centre
  • Bookings http://premier.ticketek.com.au/ or call 132 849
  • Tues Dec 4- an evening on the green - Kings Park & Botanic Garden, Perth WA
  • Bookings http://www.ticketmaster.com/#!/ or call 136 100
  • Fri Dec 7 - SYDNEY Entertainment Centre
  • Bookings http://www.ticketmaster.com/#!/ or call 136 100
  • Sat Dec 8 - a day on the green – Bimbadgen Winery, Hunter Valley NSW
  • Bookings http://www.ticketmaster.com/#!/ or call 136 100
  • Sun Dec 9 - a day on the green – Sirromet Wines, Mt Cotton QLD
  • Bookings http://www.ticketmaster.com/#!/ or call 136 100
  • Wed Dec 12 - WOLLONGONG WIN Entertainment Centre
  • Bookings http://premier.ticketek.com.au/ or call 132 849

    Talking Hollywood
    TODAY gossip guru’s Richard Reid and Richard Wilkins brings you the latest from Tinseltown.

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