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Nathan Little & Luke Mitchell Co-host Mr Australasia Bear 2011

Melbourne’s landmark pub The Laird Hotel opened it’s doors to hundreds of bears on Saturday night, all keen to witness the centrepiece of the Southern Hibearnation bear festival – the Mr Australasia Bear contest. The hairy beauty pageant was co-hosted by Beauty & The Bear’s very own Nathan Little.



Beauty & The Bear Repeats On The Aurora Channel

Great news! For those of you who are too retro to watch videos online, you have another chance to watch season one on your big screen TV. Check out episodes of season one repeated Thursdays at 7pm on the Aurora Community Channel (on Foxtel, Austar & Optus Digital Networks) until July 7, 2011.



Rick Viede wins 2011 Griffin Award

Griffin Theatre Company last night announced that writer and performer Rick Viede (aka Glace Chase interviewed on our very first episode) is the winner of the 2011 Griffin Award for his play ‘A Hoax.’ The Griffin Award is an annual $10,000 prize offered for an outstanding new Australian play or performance text displaying an authentic, inventive and contemporary voice.



Sarah Ward joins Circus Oz

Sarah Ward is a powerhouse singer who can impersonate anyone from rap to opera to cabaret. Since our interview with her in episode 5, she has joined the cast of Circus Oz, a rock-n-roll, animal free circus that features two hours of breathtaking agility, death-defying stunts, awe-inspiring acrobatic performances, irreverent comedy and a spectacular live band.



Glace Chase launches The Total Bottoms Support Group

When Glace Chase (who featured on our very first episode) came out as a total bottom he was amazed by the response. Absolutely nothing. That’s why he launched the Total Bottom Support Group. Watch him petition for members at Sydney’s busy Taylor Square with hilarious results!



Beauty & The Bear Marathon on Aurora’s Day Of Queens

Did you miss an episode of season one of Beauty And The Bear, and wish you could see it on the big screen? Then here’s some incredible news for you: get your popcorn and fanta restocked for the Day Of Queens with the Aurora Channel on Monday 13 June!



Episode 8: Greatest Hits

In the eighth and final episode of the season, we take a look back at some of the best interviews and live performances on Beauty & The Bear. Guests include The Blow Waves, Glace Chase, Selina Jenkins, Leigh Warren, Logan Bold and Brian North. And what television greatest hits package would be complete without a blooper reel?



Video Video’s New Single ‘Forever Tomorrow’ Debuts Online

Matt Doll and Byron St John from The Blow Waves (featured in episode 1) have just released the song ‘Forever Tomorrow’ under the moniker ‘Video Video’. With soaring vocals and killer production, it’s a beautiful moment in Melbourne pop.



Miz Ima Starr launches her ‘American Pie’ CD with two shows in Adelaide

Vivacious Beauty & The Bear co-host Miz Ima Starr launched her new CD ‘American Pie’ with two stunning performances at iconic Adelaide nightspots The Mars Bar and The Garage Bar ‘Snickers on a Sunday’ – hosted by Vonni, who features on the 26 May episode of B&TB.



The Bad Father’s ‘Demonstration’ EP Launch Party in Melbourne

Co-host Nathan Little’s electro pop absurdist band The Bad Father celebrate the launch of their debut EP ‘Demonstration’ with a glamourous stage spectacular at the iconic Order Of Melbourne.



Beauty & The Bear debuts on the Aurora Community Channel

The Beauty & The Bear team are thrilled to announce that the series has debuted on the Aurora Community Channel (183) available on Foxtel, Austar and Optus Digital Networks.



Glace Chase’s hilarious interview

Watch the hilarious combination of Miz Ima Starr and recovering child star Glace Chase as they ponder television stardom, Tourette’s syndrome and XTube auditions with muppet characters.



Beauty & The Bear celebrate Channel 31 ratings success

They made it through the wilderness. Somehow they made it through. The Beauty & the Bear ratings have come in for January, and the show was one of the most watched shows on C31 Melbourne!



Gorrrgeous Vonni unleashed at film festivals across Australia

Beauty And The Bear stepped out of the televisual world and dived head first into cinema screen stardom with recent screenings of Gorrrgeous Vonni at the TasPride Film Festival and Sydney Mardi Gras Film Festival.



Beauty & The Bear give away $25,000 in gift vouchers at Midsumma Carnival

Queer Melbourne’s biggest event, Carnival, once again opened the Midsumma 2010 Festival with a record-breaking 40,000 attendees. Ima and Nathan gave away a staggering $25,000 worth of naughty prizes.



Miz Ima Starr co-hosts Fair Day with Australia’s Next Top Model’s Charlotte Dawson

Miz Ima Starr mixed it up with Australia’s Next Top Model judge Charlotte Dawson when they both co-hosted the Mr and Mrs Fair Day Competition at the 2009 Sydney Mardi Gras Festival. With over 20,000 people braving the rain, the two worked the crowd into a salivating frenzy as they…