Sean Penn and estranged wife Leila George celebrate NYE in Sydney

Hayden Burbank is said to have become embroiled in a bar dispute days after his release from prison.

Hayden Burbank is said to have become embroiled in a bar dispute days after his release from prison.Credit:Rachelle Unreich

Days after returning to Melbourne from his three-month jail term for violating health regulations sneaking into Perth for the AFL grand final, Hayden Burbank was embroiled in a NYE bar dispute.

Sources say the bar and restaurant owner in Chapel Street got into a war of words with an acquaintance at Melbourne’s newest venue Bar Bambi on ACDC Lane.

According to an onlooker, Burbank and a co-beneficiary got into a verbal dispute over profanity against a mutual acquaintance. The couple was separated by security and Burbank was escorted from the location.

“Apparently he thinks the prison has ‘polished’ him,” spectators joked.

Although Burbank had no comment when repeatedly approached by Emerald City, he has managed to stay busy socializing. When he returned to Melbourne a few days after Christmas, a festive return party was held at his home in Toorak the following evening.

After landing in Melbourne on December 27, following his release from prison, Mr Burbank said: Nine news that he and fellow border breaker Mark Babbage “deeply regretted the selfish and stupid decisions that were made”.

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Burbank, wearing a white button-up shirt and black cap, said he felt he had let his health care friends down the most after avoiding isolation, given the “sacrifices they had made during the pandemic.” “.

“Even though we had both been double vaccinated before leaving Melbourne, and we had both had negative test results in Darwin before arriving in Perth, the time in prison has made us realize and understand the seriousness of our offence,” he said outside Melbourne. Airport.

The couple is due to appear in court in the Northern Territory on several charges, including violating an emergency declaration, giving false or misleading information, issuing a forged document and criminal deception to get benefits.


Game, set, pop! Magic Millions and Australian Open continue despite the latter
outbreak

Despite the latest outbreak of COVID-19, the show must go on when it comes to getting life back to normal. Next week, the Magic Millions kick off with an action-packed program of racing, glamour, celebrity spotting and modeling parties Erin McNaught and Candice Dixon as event ambassadors at the celebrated Gold Coast event.

Magic Millions continues despite pandemic.

Magic Millions continues despite pandemic.Credit:Michael McInally/Magic Millions

Commenting on the upcoming event, Erin said, “Celebrating the Star Gold Coast Magic Millions week with The Star is the ultimate way to kick off 2022.

“I absolutely love this city and I’m so excited to see how the fashion, the racing and the energy of the races, both on and off the track, bring people together for the ultimate week of entertainment,” she added. .

The Australian Open kicks off in Melbourne on Monday, May 17. And while Novak Djokovic awaits Monday’s legal charges against the decision to revoke his visa, he is staying at a notorious Melbourne hotel best known for its immigrant detention and maggot-infested food.

The Park Hotel in Melbourne's Carlton neighborhood, where Novak Djokovic is being held after his visa has been revoked.

The Park Hotel in Melbourne’s Carlton neighborhood, where Novak Djokovic is being held after his visa has been revoked. Credit:Chris Hopkins, Getty

Off the track, however, AO partner Piper-Heidsieck will host a glamorous bar at the Rod Laver Arena that will be the place to see and be seen.

Emerald City gets to hear the who’s who, including Melbourne’s royalties Chris and Rebecca Judd, comedian Joel Creasey and Sydney’s own Pip Edwards – rumored to be her on-again-off-again partner Michael Clarke can even occur. But the real showstopper yet to be formally announced is singer Robbie Williams who is reportedly visiting Down Under.

The Australian Open has re-signed champagne house Piper-Heidsieck as a sponsor.

The Australian Open has re-signed champagne house Piper-Heidsieck as a sponsor.

While many of us are unlucky enough to start 2022 with a positive COVID-19 test, Emerald City was reminded that it’s not all bad. “It’s harder to get a booking at Totti’s than it is to get a RAT (rapid antigen test).

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