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Major shake-up on the cards for The Project panel in 2020

<p>A Channel Ten executive has confirmed that hit panel show<span> </span><em>The Project</em>is set for a re-shuffle this year after the show struggles to compete with the<span> </span><em>ABC</em>.</p> <p>Speaking to the<span> </span><em><a rel="noopener noreferrer" href="https://www.heraldsun.com.au/entertainment/channel-10s-the-project-set-for-a-reshuffle/news-story/450b8a30a62fbbd156767c3cfa50b8f5" target="_blank">Herald Sun</a></em><span> </span>on Thursday, Ten chief content officer Beverley McGarvey said that the almost-nightly changes to the panel line-up will stop.</p> <p>“You won't see the same faces six nights a week but what I would like to have is consistency and familiarity,” she said.</p> <p>Last year, viewers saw a mix of hosts including Susie Youseff, Joel Creasey and Dave Thornton, which is a factor that could be explained by the decreased ratings.</p> <blockquote style="background: #FFF; border: 0; border-radius: 3px; box-shadow: 0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width: 540px; min-width: 326px; padding: 0; width: calc(100% - 2px);" class="instagram-media" data-instgrm-permalink="https://www.instagram.com/p/B5zXYoulFEz/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" data-instgrm-version="12"> <div style="padding: 16px;"> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: row; align-items: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 50%; flex-grow: 0; height: 40px; margin-right: 14px; width: 40px;"></div> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: column; flex-grow: 1; justify-content: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; margin-bottom: 6px; width: 100px;"></div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; width: 60px;"></div> </div> </div> <div style="padding: 19% 0;"></div> <div style="display: block; height: 50px; margin: 0 auto 12px; width: 50px;"></div> <div style="padding-top: 8px;"> <div style="color: #3897f0; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: 550; line-height: 18px;">View this post on Instagram</div> </div> <p style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 17px; margin-bottom: 0; margin-top: 8px; overflow: hidden; padding: 8px 0 7px; text-align: center; text-overflow: ellipsis; white-space: nowrap;"><a style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px; text-decoration: none;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/p/B5zXYoulFEz/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank">A post shared by The Project (@theprojecttv)</a> on Dec 7, 2019 at 11:11pm PST</p> </div> </blockquote> <p>"We don't want people to feel like they're getting the B-team.</p> <p>"It needs to be that if you see Waleed, Carrie, and Pete on a Monday... it will be every single Monday," she continued.</p> <blockquote style="background: #FFF; 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Amanda Keller “probably won’t even go” to 2020 Logies

<div class="post_body_wrapper"> <div class="post_body"> <div class="body_text "> <p>The 2019 Gold Logies campaign was one to keep an eye on last year, as comedian and<span> </span><em>Hard Quiz</em><span> </span>host Tom Gleeson made a parody of the public voted award. However, others weren’t a fan of his behaviour, with them believing that Amanda Keller should’ve won the coveted Gold Logie.</p> <p>She was nominated but became the target of Gleeson’s aggressive parody campaign.</p> <p>Last night’s episode revealed just how Keller really feels about the issue, according to her<span> </span><em>Living Room<span> </span></em>co-host and close friend Miguel.</p> <p>He said that Keller “probably won’t even go” to the ceremony this year and that Gleeson “wiped his a***” with the award.</p> <p>He was firm in his view that Keller should have won the award.</p> <p>“It would have been hard to beat Tom’s grassroots campaign, it’s crazy,” campmate Dilruk began.</p> <p>“I think Amanda deserved that Gold Logie,” said Miguel, prompting Myf to suggest she may be nominated again.</p> <p>“I don’t think she’s interested, I don’t think she’ll even go,” he said, shaking his head.</p> <blockquote style="background: #FFF; border: 0; border-radius: 3px; box-shadow: 0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width: 540px; min-width: 326px; padding: 0; width: calc(100% - 2px);" class="instagram-media" data-instgrm-captioned="" data-instgrm-permalink="https://www.instagram.com/p/B5JnB_kJHxK/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" data-instgrm-version="12"> <div style="padding: 16px;"> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: row; align-items: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 50%; flex-grow: 0; height: 40px; margin-right: 14px; width: 40px;"></div> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: column; flex-grow: 1; justify-content: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; margin-bottom: 6px; width: 100px;"></div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; width: 60px;"></div> </div> </div> <div style="padding: 19% 0;"></div> <div style="display: block; height: 50px; margin: 0 auto 12px; width: 50px;"></div> <div style="padding-top: 8px;"> <div style="color: #3897f0; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: 550; line-height: 18px;">View this post on Instagram</div> </div> <p style="margin: 8px 0 0 0; padding: 0 4px;"><a style="color: #000; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px; text-decoration: none; word-wrap: break-word;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/p/B5JnB_kJHxK/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank">While gringo is in Antartica getting amazing stories for us @livingroomtv we have this legend @therealbeauryan helping out at the sofa Make sure you watch the amazing @amazingraceau is amazing show ... was that 3 amazings???</a></p> <p style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 17px; margin-bottom: 0; margin-top: 8px; overflow: hidden; padding: 8px 0 7px; text-align: center; text-overflow: ellipsis; white-space: nowrap;">A post shared by <a style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/thecrazybull/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank"> Miguel Maestre</a> (@thecrazybull) on Nov 21, 2019 at 5:59pm PST</p> </div> </blockquote> <p>To the camera, he asserted: “I understand the whole point of being funny and comedy, but I think that people in TV, it should be okay to want to win an award, when they have been working all of their life in the craft,” adding to his castmates: “Amanda Keller is the best in her game in radio, TV, acting and whatever she wants to do, she can do … It has to be this taking the piss.”</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"> <p dir="ltr">Massive thank you to everyone who voted! Last night, I was mostly showing off to you at home. I really hope you got your money’s worth. Thank you again. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Gleeson4Gold?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Gleeson4Gold</a> <a href="https://t.co/N4d6tXNZky">pic.twitter.com/N4d6tXNZky</a></p> — Tom Gleeson (@nonstoptom) <a href="https://twitter.com/nonstoptom/status/1145583828703928320?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">July 1, 2019</a></blockquote> <p>Campmate Dilruk said that that was the point of Gleeson’s campaign.</p> <p>“I think that’s his point, was that he wasn’t the best candidate to win it, but that he just ran a good campaign. That’s the whole point he was parodying the whole idea of the award.”</p> <p>However, Miguel wasn’t buying it.</p> <p> “But I don’t think that’s funny,” he said.</p> <p>“I don’t like people bringing other people down to make fun. I think that’s not that smart … and that’s his game, that’s what he does, fantastic I don’t really care much.</p> <p>“I was there and my friend was upset for something, I thought it wasn’t in good taste. And it went for so long- we were just standing there and he went on and on and on and I thought, all these people who are here would like to win that award and work hard every day to win that award, and you are getting that award and wiping your arse with it.”</p> <p>Despite Gleeson reassuring people that there is no bad blood between himself and Keller, who said that she found the situation “funny”, Miguel has made his thoughts known. </p> </div> </div> </div>

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“What I said was dumb”: Steve Price apologised after unleashing on Jacinda Ardern

<p>Steve Price has issued what looks to be a sincere apology to Jacinda Ardern, after receiving criticism for unleashing on the PM on Tuesday night.</p> <p>The controversial broadcaster let loose on <em>The Project </em>when comparing the NZ PM’s family holiday to Australia, with Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s infamous December trip to Hawaii, amid Australia’s worst bushfire season in recorded history.</p> <p>“She should be in her own country and spend money in her own place,” he growled at the time.</p> <p>“Typical virtue-signalling from Ardern. I get sick and tired of that woman!,” he asserted, prompting viewers to call him out as “sexist”.</p> <p>However, his tone took a turn when he phoned in to apologise on <em>The Project</em> to make amends for his comments towards the end of the program.</p> <p>Price, who was absent from show on Wednesday evening, said he regret the way he spoke about Miss Ardern.</p> <p>“Thanks for letting me come back on tonight and apologise to Jacinda Ardern,” he began after fellow co-host Lisa Wilkinson said she had been “shocked” by his comments.</p> <p>“What I said was disrespectful to her as a woman and importantly it was also disrespectful of the office of the Prime Minister of New Zealand, our closest ally. She has got every right to be here in Australia and what I said last night was dumb,” he conceded.</p> <p>“Are you sorry because of the huge backlash that there was over the last 24 hours, or do you genuinely mean that because I think people were particularly offended that you would call her ‘that woman’ and make it about gender,” Wilkinson asked.</p> <p>“I think you have known me long enough that I’m genuine about things,” he said to the panel.</p> <p>“I got home last night, watched myself and thought back and I thought I was wrong to do it. If I make a mistake I own it. I made a mistake last night, a dumb one, and I’m here to say sorry.”</p> <p>He also took the moment to reassure the panel he is “not a climate change sceptic or denier” after making several comments about the bushfire crisis plaguing Australia.</p> <p>I’m someone who is open for debate about this,” he said.</p> <p>His grovelling apology follows after a story about Jacinda Ardern’s holiday to Queensland potentially boosting post-bushfire tourism to Australia left Pricey frustrated.</p> <p>“Why is she not holidaying in New Zealand?,” he questioned to his co-hosts Lisa Wilkinson, and Peter van Onselen.</p> <p>“If you can criticise Scott Morrison going to Hawaii, why is she not in Hamilton or Canterbury. What is she doing hanging around Australia?</p> <p>“She should be in her own country and spend money in her own place. Typical virtue-signalling from Ardern. I get sick and tired of that woman!,” he asserted.</p> <p>“It could be a PM exchange program. We could always cross our fingers,” host Lisa Wilkinson joked in what appeared to be an attempt to keep the peace.</p> <p>However, van Onselen wasn’t so forgiving.</p> <p>“Nobody is saying that the Prime Ministers can’t travel overseas,” he said, laughing.</p> <p>But Price continued to fight his argument: “Hang on, if you are going to criticise Scott Morrison going to Hawaii instead of going to the southern coast of New South Wales, why not criticise her.”</p> <p>“Her country is not on fire, mate,” van Onselen spat back.</p> <p>“So?,” Pricey said.</p> <p>“What do you mean so?”, replied van Onselen.</p> <p>“She should be in New Zealand spending money there,” the controversial broadcaster tersely responded.</p> <p>Wilkinson went on to explain the nation’s heated backlash of Scott Morrison taking a trip to Hawaii was to do with “timing and the fact that he hid it from the public”.</p> <p>“I’m getting tired of Jacinda Ardern doing no wrong,” Pricey concluded.</p> <p><em>The Project airs Sunday – Friday from 7.30 pm on Ten.</em></p>

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Sam Armytage and David Koch reveal the secret code they use live on air

<p>Sunrise hosts David Koch and Sam Armytage have revealed the hidden cues they use to talk to their executive producer Michael Pell while live on television.</p> <p> “I like Michael talking in my ear when we’re on air,” Armytage told<span> </span><em><a rel="noopener noreferrer" href="https://www.news.com.au/entertainment/tv/morning-shows/sunrise-hosts-reveal-their-secret-onset-signals/news-story/53b1dbc94b6df0e4eba066aa5b54b3f3" target="_blank">news.com.au</a></em>.</p> <p>“I like to know where we’re going.”</p> <p>However, Koch explained that Pell’s comments can be “colourful” at times.</p> <p>“We might have an interview and Michael’s going (in our ears), ‘This is boring as bats**t! Get out of this quickly,’” Koch told news.com.au.</p> <p>“Sam and I are sitting on air going (to the guest), ‘That’s really interesting, thanks so much for that, it’s been a delight to have you on.’ And Michael’s saying, ‘F**k them off!’”</p> <p>“Look, I’m not tactful,” Pell joked in response to Koch’s comment.</p> <p>“I like to have a very casual and colourful environment and I think that helps with the energy, that helps with making it fun.”</p> <blockquote style="background: #FFF; border: 0; border-radius: 3px; box-shadow: 0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width: 540px; min-width: 326px; padding: 0; width: calc(100% - 2px);" class="instagram-media" data-instgrm-permalink="https://www.instagram.com/p/B5bYboqnBBi/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" data-instgrm-version="12"> <div style="padding: 16px;"> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: row; align-items: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 50%; flex-grow: 0; 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font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px; text-decoration: none;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/p/B5bYboqnBBi/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank">A post shared by Michael Pell (@michaeljpell)</a> on Nov 28, 2019 at 3:38pm PST</p> </div> </blockquote> <p>Pell, who has been the executive producer of the show since 2010, explained that Armytage and Koch use one and two finger gestures to tell the producer how many questions are left for their guest.</p> <p>“During an interview I’ll say (to the hosts), ‘Do you want another question (for the guest)?’” Pell told news.com.au.</p> <p>“They then signal physically through the camera to me which I’m watching in the control room.”</p> <p>Pell also said that the reason that their show is beating<span> </span><em>Today</em><span> </span>in the ratings is that there has been “little change” in their lineup over the years.</p> <blockquote style="background: #FFF; border: 0; border-radius: 3px; box-shadow: 0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width: 540px; min-width: 326px; padding: 0; width: calc(100% - 2px);" class="instagram-media" data-instgrm-captioned="" data-instgrm-permalink="https://www.instagram.com/p/BzVGCTgHoJf/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" data-instgrm-version="12"> <div style="padding: 16px;"> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: row; align-items: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 50%; flex-grow: 0; height: 40px; margin-right: 14px; width: 40px;"></div> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: column; flex-grow: 1; justify-content: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; margin-bottom: 6px; width: 100px;"></div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; width: 60px;"></div> </div> </div> <div style="padding: 19% 0;"></div> <div style="display: block; height: 50px; margin: 0 auto 12px; width: 50px;"></div> <div style="padding-top: 8px;"> <div style="color: #3897f0; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: 550; line-height: 18px;">View this post on Instagram</div> </div> <p style="margin: 8px 0 0 0; padding: 0 4px;"><a style="color: #000; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px; text-decoration: none; word-wrap: break-word;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/p/BzVGCTgHoJf/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank">Logies 2019 🍾🥂📺 @sunriseon7</a></p> <p style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 17px; margin-bottom: 0; margin-top: 8px; overflow: hidden; padding: 8px 0 7px; text-align: center; text-overflow: ellipsis; white-space: nowrap;">A post shared by <a style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/michaeljpell/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank"> Michael Pell</a> (@michaeljpell) on Jun 30, 2019 at 2:54am PDT</p> </div> </blockquote> <p>“I’m quite surprised at how all of that’s gone down with that show,” <em>Sunrise’s</em> Michael Pell said about <em>Today</em> in an interview <em><a rel="noopener noreferrer" href="https://www.news.com.au/entertainment/tv/morning-shows/sunrise-boss-blasts-nine-the-audience-doesnt-like-a-company-that-treats-people-badly/news-story/febd1b6d6eff8be801ad3456e6f7f96e" target="_blank">with news.com.au earlier</a>.</em></p> <p>“Not to talk too much about them, but I’ve never seen that many people sacked that quickly for no apparent reason.</p> <p>“I think the audience is punishing them for that still,” Pell said about Nine’s everchanging lineup on<span> </span><em>Today</em>.</p> <p>“The audience doesn’t like a company that treats people badly.</p> <p>“On our side of the fence, there’s been very little change in what we’ve done for many years and I think people appreciate that.”</p>

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Ellen DeGeneres announces her bushfire donation effort

<p>Ellen DeGeneres has launched a GoFundMe page to help raise $5 million for the Australian bushfire crisis.</p> <p>The celebrity talk show host made the announcement on her show yesterday morning.</p> <p>“I love Australia,” she said. “I love Australia so much; I even married an Australian.</p> <p>“A few years ago, I got to see how incredible Australia is in person. We took our show there.</p> <p>“And I fell in love with the country and the people.”</p> <p>DeGeneres said right now, Australia needed help.</p> <p>“Wildfires have been burning for four months and with record-breaking heat, the winds are so strong, and it’s getting worse,” she said.</p> <p>“Thousands of people have been displaced. Homes have been burned. Lives have been lost. Nearly half a billion animals have been killed. It’s unbelievable. Nearly a third of their habitat has been destroyed.</p> <p>“Our goal is to raise $5 million.”</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en-gb"> <p dir="ltr">Australia is in an emergency like nothing anyone on earth has seen before. Please help. Donate if you can. The loss of homes, and the lives of people and animals is catastrophic. <a href="https://t.co/vn6Qky3BbX">https://t.co/vn6Qky3BbX</a> <a href="https://t.co/MeOZJDIsRX">pic.twitter.com/MeOZJDIsRX</a></p> — Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) <a href="https://twitter.com/TheEllenShow/status/1214662633720143872?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">7 January 2020</a></blockquote> <p>She then started off the campaign with a $100,000 donation from Shutterfly,<span> </span><em>The Ellen DeGeneres Show’s</em><span> </span>philanthropic partner.</p> <p>“It’s going to take years for Australia to rebuild and they need our help, so please donate,” she concluded.</p> <p>Her page joins dozens of fundraisers on GoFundMe that have raised millions of dollars already.</p> <p><em>OverSixty, its parent company and its owners are donating a total of $200,000 to the Vinnie’s Bushfire Appeal. We have also pledged an additional $100,000 of product to help all those affected by the bushfire crisis. We would love you to support too! Head to the <a rel="noopener" href="https://donate.vinnies.org.au/appeals-nsw/vinnies-nsw-bushfire-appeal-nsw" target="_blank">Vinnie's website</a> to donate.</em></p>

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Karl Stefanovic's report card: How his Today return stacked up against Sunrise

<p><em>Today’s</em><span> </span>new-look team starring Karl Stefanovic and Allison Langdon has delivered a strong debut, as they scored a healthy ratings boost for its first weekday show.</p> <p>The new look panel – which also includes sports reporter Alex Cullen, newsreader Tracy Vo, entertainment reporter Brooke Boney and weather presenter Tim Davies – managed to draw in an average of 226,000 (five city metro) viewers on Monday. Despite still trailing behind<em><span> </span>Sunrise’s</em><span> </span>293,000, it’s still a huge leap for the struggling program.</p> <p>Last year, when former<span> </span><em>Today</em><span> </span>hosts Georgie Gardner and Deb Knight’s first show aired in 2019, it only reached a total of 197,000 people – a 15 per cent gap from yesterday’s number.</p> <p>The increased number most certainly provided some much needed relief over at Nine Network, but the task of turning around a lengthy run of horror ratings has only just started – and the question remains as to whether the new team can build on that number and become a serious rival for<span> </span><em>Sunrise</em><span> </span>once again.</p> <p>When Gardner and Knight were hosting the show last year, the morning program experienced it’s lowers ratings ever, with its metro audience dipping below 200,000 for the first time. And in what was already turning out to be a disastrous year for Nine, ABC’s<span> </span><em>News Breakfast</em><span> </span>attracted more viewers nationally than<span> </span><em>Today</em><span> </span>for the first time.</p> <p>At the beginning of November,<span> </span><em>Today<span> </span></em>suffered its lowest ratings for the year, attracting a mere 155,000 viewers from around the country.</p> <p>But<span> </span><em>TV Tonight<span> </span></em>editor David Knox told<span> </span><em>news.com.au</em><span> </span>that there’s still a long way to go despite it being “good news” for the network.</p> <p>“Compared to 2019 first numbers are headed in the right direction. But we should acknowledge<span> </span><em>Sunrise</em><span> </span>and<span> </span><em>News Breakfast</em><span> </span>were also up, undoubtedly due to the bushfire crisis and continued breaking news,” he said.</p> <p>“The challenge for Nine will be to build on its base beyond the curiosity factor. In this genre, a honeymoon period can be mercilessly brief but early anecdotal response from viewers would suggest the 2020 team has a better shot at the fight ahead than the previous.”</p> <p>Stefanovic and Langdon were originally scheduled to make their highly anticipated debut this week, but Nine bosses made the decision to bring it forward to last Saturday, January 4 in light of the ongoing bushfire crisis coverage.</p>

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“Put Australia first”: Karl Stefanovic’s impassioned plea to Scott Morrison

<p>On his long-awaited return to the<span> </span><em>Today</em><span> </span>show, Karl Stefanovic started his first day off with a bang as he launched an impassioned monologue about Scott Morrison amid Saturday’s catastrophic weather forecast.</p> <p>Referencing the ongoing criticism over the Prime Minister’s lack of action regarding the bushfire crisis – and the cold reception from the victims of the blaze last week – Stefanovic looked directly into the camera and said while Morrison has shown a blinding lack of leadership, the bushfire crisis was “not his fault”.</p> <p>“No matter which way you look at it, Prime Minister, Scott Morrison is under the pump this morning on several fronts,” he began.</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"> <p dir="ltr">Scott Morrison has been slammed as "tone deaf" for rolling out a political ad boasting the government's controversial response to the bushfire crisis. Do you agree? <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/9Today?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#9Today</a> <a href="https://t.co/vanx1cuuKZ">pic.twitter.com/vanx1cuuKZ</a></p> — The Today Show (@TheTodayShow) <a href="https://twitter.com/TheTodayShow/status/1213560414799384581?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">January 4, 2020</a></blockquote> <p>“He is the leader of this great country. He was elected by the Australian people to lead. But during this crisis over the past month he has shown a lack of ability to lead. To connect with the Australian people who are hurting and who are grieving.” He said, as he seemed to be talking about the PM’s disastrous visit to fire-ravaged Cobargo on Thursday.</p> <p>He continued: “This whole crisis is not his fault. There are clearly State issues and Federal crossovers that will need to be addressed. But from the public’s point of view the PM has been meandering, lost. Now he is a punching bag for those in pain who want answers. Or just want something from him that’s real. He needs to step up and take control. He has resources in the form of the ADF that have and can be deployed.”</p> <p>He finished off: “I can’t imagine how difficult it would be to be Prime Minister. But I would imagine it starts with putting Australia and Australians first.”</p> <p>The first day of the new<span> </span><em>Today</em><span> </span>line-up was originally intended to commence on Monday but was brought forward for Saturday’s “special edition” bushfire segment.</p>

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Today show's Stevie Jacobs reveals the surprisingly sweet reason he was cut

<div class="post_body_wrapper"> <div class="post_body"> <div class="body_text "> <p><em>Today</em><span> </span>show weatherman Stevie Jacobs has broken his silence after being dropped from the breakfast show’s 2020 line up.</p> <p>The weatherman was one of the casualties when Nine announced a range of changes to<span> </span><em>Today, Today Extra<span> </span></em>and<span> </span><em>Weekend Today</em>.</p> <p>He revealed why he wasn’t in the line up via a touching post on Instagram.</p> <blockquote style="background: #FFF; border: 0; border-radius: 3px; box-shadow: 0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width: 540px; min-width: 326px; padding: 0; width: calc(100% - 2px);" class="instagram-media" data-instgrm-captioned="" data-instgrm-permalink="https://www.instagram.com/p/B6OeGFchrPX/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" data-instgrm-version="12"> <div style="padding: 16px;"> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: row; align-items: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 50%; flex-grow: 0; height: 40px; margin-right: 14px; width: 40px;"></div> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: column; flex-grow: 1; justify-content: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; margin-bottom: 6px; width: 100px;"></div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; width: 60px;"></div> </div> </div> <div style="padding: 19% 0;"></div> <div style="display: block; height: 50px; margin: 0 auto 12px; width: 50px;"></div> <div style="padding-top: 8px;"> <div style="color: #3897f0; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: 550; line-height: 18px;">View this post on Instagram</div> </div> <p style="margin: 8px 0 0 0; padding: 0 4px;"><a style="color: #000; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px; text-decoration: none; word-wrap: break-word;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/p/B6OeGFchrPX/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank">Hello Goodbye. One of my most cherished moments on Today. I want to say a sincere thank you to everyone for the incredible warm messages of support. Today has been my home for almost 15 years and I love the program and my colleagues dearly. Sadly I can’t commit to the future travel requirements of the job and have to put my beautiful daughters first. They are my world, my life and my joy. I hope to see you all back on the tellie soon. I couldn’t be more proud of my achievements or more grateful for the opportunities I’ve had with Nine. I will miss my morning family madly and wish the new team all the best for 2020 and beyond. A special thanks to my weather crew who are like brothers to me. We have had some amazing adventures. Looking forward to having breakfast with my girls and doing school drop off. Not going to miss that alarm. Thanks for the love and thanks for the laughs. It’s been an incredible ride and I am a lucky man. @thetodayshow</a></p> <p style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 17px; margin-bottom: 0; margin-top: 8px; overflow: hidden; padding: 8px 0 7px; text-align: center; text-overflow: ellipsis; white-space: nowrap;">A post shared by <a style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/sjweather/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank"> Steven Jacobs</a> (@sjweather) on Dec 18, 2019 at 11:49am PST</p> </div> </blockquote> <p>“Sadly I can’t commit to the future travel requirements of the job and have to put my beautiful daughters first,” he wrote. “They are my world, my life and my joy … Looking forward to having breakfast with my girls and doing school drop off.”</p> <p>Jacobs has two daughters from his seven-year marriage to Rose Jacobs.</p> <p>In the post, he also thanked the<span> </span><em>Today</em><span> </span>show, which he’s been a part of for a whopping 15 years.</p> <p>“I love the program and my colleagues dearly,” the Channel 9 star wrote. “I couldn’t be more proud of my achievements or more grateful for the opportunities I’ve had with Nine. I will miss my morning family madly and wish the new team all the best for 2020 and beyond.</p> <p>“Thanks for the love and thanks for the laughs. It’s been an incredible ride and I am a lucky man.”</p> <p>It appears that Jacobs had no idea about the announcement, as<span> </span><em><a rel="noopener" href="https://www.news.com.au/entertainment/tv/morning-shows/stevie-jacobs-explains-why-he-was-cut-from-the-today-show/news-story/2612cf95c01202a26b0473c5fa5d75f8" target="_blank">news.com.au</a></em><span> </span>understands that he was “blindsided”.</p> <p>In a statement, Channel 9 said that Jacobs “will be leaving the<span> </span><em>Today<span> </span></em>team but may work on future projects with the network”.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div> <div class="post-actions-component"> <div class="upper-row"><span class="like-bar-component"></span> <div class="watched-bookmark-container"></div> </div> </div> </div>

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Why David Koch and Sam Armytage have been forced to cut their holidays short

<p>As the year draws to a close,<span> </span><em>Sunrise </em>hosts Samantha Armytage and David Koch were looking forward to a relaxing break over Christmas.</p> <p>However, the surprise announcement of Karl Stefanovic and Allison Langdon returning to host the<span> </span><em>Today </em>show in 2020 has cut their holiday plans short.</p> <p>The<span> </span><em>Sunrise </em>hosts are being forced to return from their holidays a week early as Channel Seven fights to retain the popularity held by<span> </span><em>Sunrise </em>in the absence of Stefanovic.</p> <p>As<span> </span><em>Today </em>is returning on January 6th, 2020, which is a week earlier than the show debuted last year, Channel Seven has no option but to start <em>Sunrise</em> a week early as well.</p> <p>Channel Seven and Nine have been in a ratings war for the last 15 years, with Channel Seven always coming out on top due to the success of Sunrise.</p> <p>The reinstatement of Stefanovic means that things have to change.</p> <p>Kochie said that he was more than happy to work through the holiday period in order to keep the lead of the network.</p> <p>'We figured if the opposition A-team is on holidays, we will work through the summer and hope people give us a chance,' the veteran presenter told<span> </span><em><a rel="noopener" href="https://www.theaustralian.com.au/business/media/seven-recalls-holidaying-stars-to-get-jump-on-nine/news-story/66867b77aca5cf07290902b0bf3397aa" target="_blank">The Australian</a>.</em></p> <p>'When I told my wife we were starting a week early (to mirror what Today was doing), she just laughed in that cynical way that only wives can and started listing all the holidays we've been brought back from.' </p> <blockquote style="background: #FFF; border: 0; border-radius: 3px; box-shadow: 0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width: 540px; min-width: 326px; padding: 0; width: calc(100% - 2px);" class="instagram-media" data-instgrm-captioned="" data-instgrm-permalink="https://www.instagram.com/p/B4lOPl8AB7m/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" data-instgrm-version="12"> <div style="padding: 16px;"> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: row; align-items: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 50%; flex-grow: 0; height: 40px; margin-right: 14px; width: 40px;"></div> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: column; flex-grow: 1; justify-content: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; margin-bottom: 6px; width: 100px;"></div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; width: 60px;"></div> </div> </div> <div style="padding: 19% 0;"></div> <div style="display: block; height: 50px; margin: 0 auto 12px; width: 50px;"></div> <div style="padding-top: 8px;"> <div style="color: #3897f0; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: 550; line-height: 18px;">View this post on Instagram</div> </div> <p style="margin: 8px 0 0 0; padding: 0 4px;"><a style="color: #000; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px; text-decoration: none; word-wrap: break-word;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/p/B4lOPl8AB7m/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank">Good luck, @edwina_b! We’ll all miss your smiling face at Brekky Central, but cannot wait to meet your little bundle of joy 👶🏼🍼</a></p> <p style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 17px; margin-bottom: 0; margin-top: 8px; overflow: hidden; padding: 8px 0 7px; text-align: center; text-overflow: ellipsis; white-space: nowrap;">A post shared by <a style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/sunriseon7/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank"> Sunrise</a> (@sunriseon7) on Nov 7, 2019 at 2:50pm PST</p> </div> </blockquote> <p>Nine’s National Director of News and Current Affairs Darren Wick has confirmed that Stefanovic is in the “right headspace” for the role.</p> <p>“I think a year on, he’s very much in a different headspace to where he was a year ago,” Mr Wick said to<em> <a rel="noopener" href="https://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/entertainment/television/hes-in-a-different-headspace-inside-karl-stefanovics-return-to-today-as-nine-confirms-shock-new-lineup/news-story/44ef1c0e4cd08ae254b272a9261f534d" target="_blank">The Daily Telegraph.</a></em></p> <p>“The pressure and the focus and the intensity of everything that he was going through, it spun out of control.</p> <p>“It was a crash and burn. It’s one of the crashes and burns that he probably needed to have.</p> <p>“It has taken him out of the glare, out of the spotlight for a while. He’s been able to settle down everything in his private life. He’s in a great space.”</p> <p>He also admitted that the changes made to the show earlier this year were “too dramatic” as Stefanovic was ousted and replaced with journalists Deb Knight and Georgie Gardner.</p> <p>The new hosts struggled to compete with<span> </span>Sunrise<span> </span>in 2918, with the ratings of<span> </span>Today<span> </span>reaching an all-time low of 155,000. This was almost half of<span> </span>Sunrise’s 277,000.</p>

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“Bloodbath”: More heads roll on the Today show

<p>The<span> </span><em>Today<span> </span></em>show has once again been given a total shake up, as Karl Stefanovic is set to return to the host’s chair next year – and he’ll be surrounded by a team of new people.</p> <p>Channel 9 has announced a near total clear-out of its struggling breakfast for 2020, with executives sacking several key members.</p> <p>Stefanovic and new co-host Allison Langdon will be joined on the desk by Perth reporter Tracy Vo in the newsreader role  and former<span> </span><em>Sunday Night</em><span> </span>journalist Alex Cullen covering sports.</p> <p>The arrival of Vo confirms the departure of Tom Steinfort, who left his gig at<span> </span><em>60 Minutes<span> </span></em>to join<span> </span><em>Today</em><span> </span>earlier in the year.</p> <p>Stevie Jacobs, veteran weatherman has also been replaced by Sydney reporter Tim Davies, who appears on<span> </span><em>Weekend Today</em>.</p> <p>“They got rid of almost everyone,” an insider told<span> </span><em>news.com.au</em>. “It’s another bloodbath.”</p> <p>The only person from this years failed line-up who has survived the shake up is Brooke Boney who will remain with the show in 2020.</p> <p>Richard Wilkins has also been booted from the morning program, and will be relocated to<span> </span><em>Weekend Today</em>.</p> <p>He will co-host the weekend show with Rebecca Maddern, known best for<span> </span><em>The Footy Show</em><span> </span>and<span> </span><em>Ninja Warrior Exclusive</em>.</p> <p>Former<span> </span><em>Today</em><span> </span>newsreader Sylvia Jeffreys is also set to return to morning TV as co-host of<span> </span><em>Today Extra</em><span> </span>alongside David Campbell.</p> <p>She will be replacing Sonia Kruger who has made the move to Channel 7.</p> <p>Stefanovic is now hopeful that his return will be taken positively by viewers who had previously deserted him due to this messy personal life.</p>

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TV star “absolutely gutted” after Better Homes and Gardens axing

<p><em>Better Homes &amp;</em><span> </span>Gardens landscaper Jason Hodges is “absolutely gutted” after being let go from the beloved TV show.</p> <p>Jason had been a fundamental part of the show for the last 15 years, however next season’s landscaping segment will instead see a familiar face many viewers may recognise.</p> <blockquote style="background: #FFF; border: 0; border-radius: 3px; box-shadow: 0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width: 540px; min-width: 326px; padding: 0; width: calc(100% - 2px);" class="instagram-media" data-instgrm-permalink="https://www.instagram.com/p/BtU7TzJBIR7/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" data-instgrm-version="12"> <div style="padding: 16px;"> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: row; align-items: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 50%; flex-grow: 0; height: 40px; margin-right: 14px; width: 40px;"></div> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: column; flex-grow: 1; justify-content: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; margin-bottom: 6px; width: 100px;"></div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; width: 60px;"></div> </div> </div> <div style="padding: 19% 0;"></div> <div style="display: block; height: 50px; margin: 0 auto 12px; width: 50px;"></div> <div style="padding-top: 8px;"> <div style="color: #3897f0; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: 550; line-height: 18px;">View this post on Instagram</div> </div> <p style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 17px; margin-bottom: 0; margin-top: 8px; overflow: hidden; padding: 8px 0 7px; text-align: center; text-overflow: ellipsis; white-space: nowrap;"><a style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px; text-decoration: none;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/p/BtU7TzJBIR7/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank">A post shared by Jason Hodges (@jasonhodgesbhg)</a> on Jan 31, 2019 at 9:12pm PST</p> </div> </blockquote> <p>Charlie Albone, who has been deemed as Hodges’ “rival”, previously co-hosted<span> </span><em>Selling Houses Australia.</em></p> <p>Charlie will be joined on the show by garden expert and TV presenter Melissa King, with horticulturalist Graham Ross remaining on the show. </p> <blockquote style="background: #FFF; border: 0; border-radius: 3px; box-shadow: 0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width: 540px; min-width: 326px; padding: 0; width: calc(100% - 2px);" class="instagram-media" data-instgrm-permalink="https://www.instagram.com/p/B6H2GKqFXMk/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" data-instgrm-version="12"> <div style="padding: 16px;"> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: row; align-items: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 50%; flex-grow: 0; height: 40px; margin-right: 14px; width: 40px;"></div> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: column; flex-grow: 1; justify-content: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; margin-bottom: 6px; width: 100px;"></div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; width: 60px;"></div> </div> </div> <div style="padding: 19% 0;"></div> <div style="display: block; height: 50px; margin: 0 auto 12px; width: 50px;"></div> <div style="padding-top: 8px;"> <div style="color: #3897f0; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: 550; line-height: 18px;">View this post on Instagram</div> </div> <p style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 17px; margin-bottom: 0; margin-top: 8px; overflow: hidden; padding: 8px 0 7px; text-align: center; text-overflow: ellipsis; white-space: nowrap;"><a style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px; text-decoration: none;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/p/B6H2GKqFXMk/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank">A post shared by Charlie Albone (@charlie_albone)</a> on Dec 15, 2019 at 10:04pm PST</p> </div> </blockquote> <p>Johanna Griggs is also set to be back on the show in 2020.  </p> <p>“To be honest, I am absolutely gutted,’’ Hodges admitted to<span> </span><em><a href="https://www.smh.com.au/culture/celebrity/parting-of-the-way-s-hush-quietly-quits-fashion-foray-20191212-p53jab.html">The Sunday Morning Herald</a> </em>about leaving the Channel 7 program.</p> <p>‘‘I think of myself as being the luckiest guy in the world, to have had the best job in the world and work with the best team there is ...</p> <p>“I’d be lying if I said I was not upset but as people in this business know, that’s how it goes.”</p> <blockquote style="background: #FFF; border: 0; border-radius: 3px; box-shadow: 0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width: 540px; min-width: 326px; padding: 0; width: calc(100% - 2px);" class="instagram-media" data-instgrm-permalink="https://www.instagram.com/p/BrRva5Mnw6N/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" data-instgrm-version="12"> <div style="padding: 16px;"> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: row; align-items: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 50%; flex-grow: 0; height: 40px; margin-right: 14px; width: 40px;"></div> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: column; flex-grow: 1; justify-content: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; margin-bottom: 6px; width: 100px;"></div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; width: 60px;"></div> </div> </div> <div style="padding: 19% 0;"></div> <div style="display: block; height: 50px; margin: 0 auto 12px; width: 50px;"></div> <div style="padding-top: 8px;"> <div style="color: #3897f0; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: 550; line-height: 18px;">View this post on Instagram</div> </div> <p style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 17px; margin-bottom: 0; margin-top: 8px; overflow: hidden; padding: 8px 0 7px; text-align: center; text-overflow: ellipsis; white-space: nowrap;"><a style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px; text-decoration: none;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/p/BrRva5Mnw6N/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank">A post shared by Karen Martini (@karen_martini)</a> on Dec 11, 2018 at 10:27pm PST</p> </div> </blockquote> <p>A spokesperson for the hit lifestyle show says they are bidding a “fond farewell” to the beloved landscaper.</p> <p>“Jason joined Better Homes and Gardens in 2005 and has been transforming outdoor spaces and providing expert advice to viewers ever since,” the spokesperson said in a statement to <em><a href="https://mumbrella.com.au/jason-hodges-dropped-from-better-homes-and-gardens-after-15-years-610501">Mumbrella. </a></em></p> <blockquote style="background: #FFF; border: 0; border-radius: 3px; box-shadow: 0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width: 540px; min-width: 326px; padding: 0; width: calc(100% - 2px);" class="instagram-media" data-instgrm-permalink="https://www.instagram.com/p/B44OXX5jzg7/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" data-instgrm-version="12"> <div style="padding: 16px;"> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: row; align-items: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 50%; flex-grow: 0; height: 40px; margin-right: 14px; width: 40px;"></div> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: column; flex-grow: 1; justify-content: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; margin-bottom: 6px; width: 100px;"></div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; width: 60px;"></div> </div> </div> <div style="padding: 19% 0;"></div> <div style="display: block; height: 50px; margin: 0 auto 12px; width: 50px;"></div> <div style="padding-top: 8px;"> <div style="color: #3897f0; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: 550; line-height: 18px;">View this post on Instagram</div> </div> <p style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 17px; margin-bottom: 0; margin-top: 8px; overflow: hidden; padding: 8px 0 7px; text-align: center; text-overflow: ellipsis; white-space: nowrap;"><a style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px; text-decoration: none;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/p/B44OXX5jzg7/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank">A post shared by Jason Hodges (@jasonhodgesbhg)</a> on Nov 14, 2019 at 11:57pm PST</p> </div> </blockquote> <p>“Career highlights include his medal-winning garden designs at both the Chelsea Flower Show in London and the Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show. Jason will now turn his focus to his farming business, Buxus Balls of Berry, and other ventures.”</p> <p><em><a href="https://www.smh.com.au/culture/celebrity/parting-of-the-way-s-hush-quietly-quits-fashion-foray-20191212-p53jab.html">The Sydney Morning Herald</a></em><span> </span>reported the tight-knit crew are rattled by Hodges’ departure, with host Johanna Griggs believed to be particularly struck by the news.</p> <p>Jason Hodges’ last episode on Better Homes and Gardens will be airing December 21.</p>

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Kerri-Anne Kennerley accused of “slut-shaming” female colleague on Studio 10

<p><span>Keri-Anne Kennerley has been accused of “slut shaming” a female colleague live on air on </span><em>Studio 10</em><span>.</span></p> <p><span>On Friday morning, </span><em>10 daily</em><span> Senior Reporter Antoinette Latouff was invited on the morning show to take part in a segment on “Millennial Speak” where panelists pondered over whether words such as “woke” and “salty” should be added to the dictionary.</span></p> <p><span>As the segment was finishing up, Kennerley revealed that she prefers calling people directly on the phone rather than texting when she suddenly looked at Ms Latouff’s legs and said, “Did you forget your pants today?”</span></p> <p><em>Studio 10</em><span> co-hosts Natarsha Belling and Joe Hildebrand were completely taken aback by the question with Ms Latouff laughing awkwardly before explaining, “It’s a playsuit”.</span><br /><span></span></p> <p><span>“A playsuit?” repeated Kennerley.</span></p> <p><span>It was then that Angela Bishop lept to Ms Latouff’s defence and said, “And she looks unbelievable!”</span></p> <p><span>Kennerley, who had only learnt the phrase “thirsty” earlier in the segment, then said about Ms Latouff, “And she’s gonna be thirsty”.</span></p> <p><span>Belling then immediately ended the segment. </span></p> <p><span>Viewers at home were stunned by Kennerley’s shocking behavior, taking to Twitter to slam the veteran TV host, with one fan writing: “Maybe KAK should look up the words ‘I’m sorry’ and apologise to her co-host for that unnecessary comment. It was nasty”.</span></p> <p><span>Another wrote: “KAK was so rude”.</span></p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en-gb"> <p dir="ltr">Why is Kerri-Anne Kennerley slut shaming her colleague here on <a href="https://twitter.com/Studio10au?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@Studio10au</a>? <a href="https://twitter.com/antoinette_news?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@antoinette_news</a> deserves an apology Kerri-Anne needs to finally be put in the bin where she belongs. <a href="https://t.co/JQCfxwZtLh">pic.twitter.com/JQCfxwZtLh</a></p> — Clementine Ford 🧟‍♀️ (@clementine_ford) <a href="https://twitter.com/clementine_ford/status/1205680903445344257?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">14 December 2019</a></blockquote> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en-gb"> <p dir="ltr">Asking your colleague if she “forgot her pants” on live television is disgraceful. <a href="https://twitter.com/antoinette_news?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@antoinette_news</a> deserves much, much better from KAK (and so does everyone else).<br /><br />An apology is needed at the absolute bare minimum.</p> — Alex Bruce-Smith (@alexbrucesmith) <a href="https://twitter.com/alexbrucesmith/status/1205689626897203201?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">14 December 2019</a></blockquote> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en-gb"> <p dir="ltr">Like, <a href="https://twitter.com/antoinette_news?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@antoinette_news</a> fully got slut-shamed by <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/KAK?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#KAK</a> on live national television and very much this is a sentence I did not think I would be saying on this fine Saturday afternoon but here we are.</p> — Jan Fran (@Jan__Fran) <a href="https://twitter.com/Jan__Fran/status/1205671111771344896?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">14 December 2019</a></blockquote> <p><span>This isn’t the first time Kennerley has come under fire for making inappropriate comments, with the 66-year-old being a part of a string of controversies throughout the year. </span></p> <p><span>Kerri-Anne has since apologised to Ms Latouff, revealing that the two had a "respectful" conversation.</span></p> <p><span>"Kerri-Anne called Antoinette over the weekend and apologised for her comment. She reiterated her comment was not intended to cause offence. They had a respectful conversaton and Antoinette accepted her apology," a spokesperson told <em>Yahoo Lifestyle</em>.</span></p>

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Which huge celebrities are heading to the jungle for I’m A Celeb?

<p><span>Channel 10 has released a series of teasers for next year’s edition of <em>I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here!</em>.</span></p> <p><span>Celebrity chef Miguel Maestre has been announced as the first cast member of the show – however, the remaining contestants coming to the African jungle are yet to be unveiled.</span></p> <p><span>The network has provided sneak peeks of these figures for fans and viewers ahead of the program’s season six premiere on January 5.</span></p> <p><span>Below are some of the clues that the network has given out, along with popular guesses from fans.</span></p> <p><strong><span>TV presenter</span></strong></p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"> <p dir="ltr">He's a TV host with a rig to boast. Can you guess this hunky presenter? All is revealed soon...<br />-<a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/ImACelebrityAU?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#ImACelebrityAU</a> starts Jan 5 on 10. <a href="https://t.co/fhekBNLaOD">pic.twitter.com/fhekBNLaOD</a></p> — #ImACelebrityAU (@ImACelebrityAU) <a href="https://twitter.com/ImACelebrityAU/status/1203874332407058435?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">December 9, 2019</a></blockquote> <p><span>The “hunky” TV host “once famously lost his shirt”, a teaser video said. Beau Ryan emerged as one of the top predictions along with Matty J and Tommy Little.</span></p> <p><strong><span>Pop culture guru</span></strong></p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"> <p dir="ltr">How will this pop culture guru deal with being away from their family for so long? Pick up on any sneaky clues in this one? All is revealed soon when <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/ImACelebrityAU?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#ImACelebrityAU</a> returns, Jan 5 on 10. <a href="https://t.co/dukdXlEFsp">pic.twitter.com/dukdXlEFsp</a></p> — #ImACelebrityAU (@ImACelebrityAU) <a href="https://twitter.com/ImACelebrityAU/status/1204898656035295233?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">December 11, 2019</a></blockquote> <p><span>Also joining the cast is an in-the-know TV presenter who spends “a lot of time with their aunty”. Yumi Stynes has been thought up as the person behind this hint, along with Dylan Lewis and Todd Sampson.</span></p> <p><strong><span>Reality TV beauty</span></strong></p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"> <p dir="ltr">From Instagram likes to insect bites, a blonde bombshell is heading into the jungle! WHO is this reality TV beauty? Get your hot takes in, <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/ImACelebrityAU?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#ImACelebrityAU</a> starts Jan 5 on 10. <a href="https://t.co/igK0mp291W">pic.twitter.com/igK0mp291W</a></p> — #ImACelebrityAU (@ImACelebrityAU) <a href="https://twitter.com/ImACelebrityAU/status/1201367707418947585?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">December 2, 2019</a></blockquote> <p><span>A “blonde bombshell” is said to have left “her tropical paradise” to join the competition, according to the hint video. Fans’ guesses include singer Sophie Monk and <em>The Bachelor</em>’s Abbie Chatfield.</span></p> <p><strong><span>Logie-winning DJ</span></strong></p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"> <p dir="ltr">A famous DJ. With a Logie? Who makes people LAUGH?? This clue is gonna keep you up at night we reckon. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/ImACelebrityAU?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#ImACelebrityAU</a> starts Jan 5 on 10. <a href="https://t.co/fgf9HjI5jr">pic.twitter.com/fgf9HjI5jr</a></p> — #ImACelebrityAU (@ImACelebrityAU) <a href="https://twitter.com/ImACelebrityAU/status/1201606968118534144?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">December 2, 2019</a></blockquote> <p><span>The “famous DJ” is tipped as a person who “likes to make crowds laugh”. Tom Gleeson came out as the top guess, while others suggested Wil Anderson and Sam Pang.</span></p> <p><strong><span>Aussie comedienne</span></strong></p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"> <p dir="ltr">A controversial comedian is heading into the jungle! But who? Prep your best LOLs, <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/ImACelebrityAU?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#ImACelebrityAU</a> starts Jan 5 on 10. <a href="https://t.co/4ZgQ4FsgI0">pic.twitter.com/4ZgQ4FsgI0</a></p> — #ImACelebrityAU (@ImACelebrityAU) <a href="https://twitter.com/ImACelebrityAU/status/1202509880566829056?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">December 5, 2019</a></blockquote> <p><span>The “controversial comedian” is “no barbie”, the hint said – leading fans to guess Nikki Osborne and Meshel Laurie. </span></p> <p><strong><span>TV megastar</span></strong></p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"> <p dir="ltr">IT'S CLUE TIME BABY! Here's your first official hint at one celeb heading into the jungle. WHO IS SHE????? Get your guesses in, and find out Jan 5. <a href="https://t.co/zkq8w0oJnu">pic.twitter.com/zkq8w0oJnu</a></p> — #ImACelebrityAU (@ImACelebrityAU) <a href="https://twitter.com/ImACelebrityAU/status/1198843760182013952?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">November 25, 2019</a></blockquote> <p><span>“This international party animal likes to prove her critics wrong,” the teaser clip said. The most popular guess is Lindsay Lohan, who had success as judge on <em>The Masked Singer </em>earlier this year.</span></p> <p><strong><span>Footy legend</span></strong></p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"> <p dir="ltr">A Footy Legend is heading into the jungle! Expect one HELLUVA character. Who could it be? All is revealed on <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/ImACelebrityAU?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#ImACelebrityAU</a> Jan 5 on 10. <a href="https://t.co/Z51DfviUIj">pic.twitter.com/Z51DfviUIj</a></p> — #ImACelebrityAU (@ImACelebrityAU) <a href="https://twitter.com/ImACelebrityAU/status/1199909666710413312?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">November 28, 2019</a></blockquote> <p><span>The “larrikin” is said to be “one of the biggest characters the game has seen”. Fans’ predictions have ranged from soccer player Kevin Muscat and former Sydney Swans player Warwick Capper to former rugby union player and <em>Bachelor </em>Nick “Honey Badger” Cummins.</span></p> <p><strong><span>Order of Australia winner</span></strong></p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"> <p dir="ltr">Want another juicy celeb clue? 'Course you do. Who do you think this Leading Lady could be? Find out when <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/ImACelebrityAU?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#ImACelebrityAU</a> kicks off Jan 5 on 10. <a href="https://t.co/pmVm57xZPS">pic.twitter.com/pmVm57xZPS</a></p> — #ImACelebrityAU (@ImACelebrityAU) <a href="https://twitter.com/ImACelebrityAU/status/1199187048126484481?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">November 26, 2019</a></blockquote> <p><span>The Order of Australia winner is described as a “leading lady” who “knows how to put on a show”. Many believe the person could be Magda Szubanski, who was appointed as an Officer of the Order of Australia in January this year.</span></p> <p><span>Other guesses include Lisa McCune, Rhonda Burchmore and Kate Ceberano.</span></p>

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Today’s Sylvia Jeffreys adds very sweet Aussie touch to nursery

<p><em>Today</em><span> </span>co-host Sylvia Jeffreys is eagerly preparing for the birth of her new baby boy early next year by adding some special touches to her nursery.</p> <p>Jeffreys called herself an “organisational disaster” as she has been trying to organise her nursery “for weeks now”.</p> <p>In order to make her journey into motherhood just a bit easier, Jeffreys enlisted the help of organising expert Anita Birges, who helped make over the nursery.</p> <p>"Anita's tips are hugely helpful for anyone on the same journey as me," Sylvia told <em><a rel="noopener" href="https://9now.nine.com.au/today/sylvia-jeffreys-nursery-makeover-has-a-special-australian-twist/4abdf849-1f45-4d8b-8260-a2d5aaf591e3" target="_blank">Today Extra</a>.</em><em>  </em></p> <p>“Being a first-time mum can really be stressful and overwhelming as you don’t know where to shop,” Birges explained.</p> <p>“The first three things you have to think of is where you feed the baby, where the baby sleeps and where the baby sleeps.”</p> <p>Birges quickly got to work, adding more storage space, organising the change table as well as keeping in mind the colour scheme and theme for the room that had been discussed with Jeffreys.</p> <p>The end result left Jeffreys speechless.</p> <p>“Get out of town!” Jeffreys exclaimed once seeing the room.</p> <p>Scroll through the gallery to see the before and after of Jeffrey’s nursery.</p>

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Look who's set to play Turia Pitt in upcoming TV movie

<p>South African-born Australian actress Tammin Sursok is set to play burns survivor Turia Pitt in a new biopic.</p> <p>The star, who has previously appeared in American drama<span> </span><em>Pretty Little Liars</em><span> </span>suffered from two consecutive miscarriages before the birth of her second daughter Lennon.</p> <blockquote style="background: #FFF; border: 0; border-radius: 3px; box-shadow: 0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width: 540px; min-width: 326px; padding: 0; width: calc(100% - 2px);" class="instagram-media" data-instgrm-captioned="" data-instgrm-permalink="https://www.instagram.com/p/B5qQ0xbnWk5/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" data-instgrm-version="12"> <div style="padding: 16px;"> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: row; align-items: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 50%; flex-grow: 0; height: 40px; margin-right: 14px; width: 40px;"></div> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: column; flex-grow: 1; justify-content: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; margin-bottom: 6px; width: 100px;"></div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; width: 60px;"></div> </div> </div> <div style="padding: 19% 0;"></div> <div style="display: block; height: 50px; margin: 0 auto 12px; width: 50px;"></div> <div style="padding-top: 8px;"> <div style="color: #3897f0; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: 550; line-height: 18px;">View this post on Instagram</div> </div> <p style="margin: 8px 0 0 0; padding: 0 4px;"><a style="color: #000; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px; text-decoration: none; word-wrap: break-word;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/p/B5qQ0xbnWk5/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank">Phoenix and I just got back from Australia and we both starting getting all the holiday feelings! The holidays are all about a time where families can embrace peace on earth and the gift of friendship. This festive season, tune in to @Netflixanz on December 7th at 7:00pm to share in the spirit of giving with “Spirit: Riding Free Spirit of Christmas”! Happy viewing! ❤️#SpiritRidingFree #dreamworks #spiritofchristmascollab #SpiritOfChristmas</a></p> <p style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 17px; margin-bottom: 0; margin-top: 8px; overflow: hidden; padding: 8px 0 7px; text-align: center; text-overflow: ellipsis; white-space: nowrap;">A post shared by <a style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/tamminsursok/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank"> Tammin Sursok</a> (@tamminsursok) on Dec 4, 2019 at 10:20am PST</p> </div> </blockquote> <p>Speaking to<span> </span><em>Stellar<span> </span></em>magazine, Sursok confessed that learning about Turia’s journey made her want to be more resilient.</p> <p>The 36-year-old mentioned that she watched the athlete’s interview on<span> </span><em>A Current Affair</em><span> </span>at her home in Los Angeles, and said to her partner, “Why don’t we make her into a movie?”</p> <blockquote style="background: #FFF; border: 0; border-radius: 3px; box-shadow: 0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width: 540px; min-width: 326px; padding: 0; width: calc(100% - 2px);" class="instagram-media" data-instgrm-captioned="" data-instgrm-permalink="https://www.instagram.com/p/B5l1KPEgyTb/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" data-instgrm-version="12"> <div style="padding: 16px;"> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: row; align-items: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 50%; flex-grow: 0; height: 40px; margin-right: 14px; width: 40px;"></div> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: column; flex-grow: 1; justify-content: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; margin-bottom: 6px; width: 100px;"></div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; width: 60px;"></div> </div> </div> <div style="padding: 19% 0;"></div> <div style="display: block; height: 50px; margin: 0 auto 12px; width: 50px;"></div> <div style="padding-top: 8px;"> <div style="color: #3897f0; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: 550; line-height: 18px;">View this post on Instagram</div> </div> <p style="margin: 8px 0 0 0; padding: 0 4px;"><a style="color: #000; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px; text-decoration: none; word-wrap: break-word;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/p/B5l1KPEgyTb/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank">I’m a firm believer in creating the life you want for yourself. For me, that means living on the coast, spending time with my family, surfing, bushwalking, giving back, writing, spending time with my mates (and, I guess, y’know, shrieking at the TV while I watch The Handmaid's Tale in my underwear too 😂). But I haven’t quite figured out how to make money from watching TV in my underwear (yet). So, while I wait for that deal to take off, I make money by writing, speaking about happiness and resilience, creating digital courses and working with a very select few brands whose products I genuinely use and love. Some pretty clever mates, @iamnickbroadhurst and @melissaambrosini, have taken one of the brands I love and created something pretty cool with it. It’s called My Wellness Essentials and it delivers natural, low-tox products to your door at wholesale prices. And they give you this easy link to share so you can even make some cash back from it too. I’ve watched Nick and Melissa build this over the past 18 months and I’m pretty blown away by the level of thought and passion that’s gone into it. And, bringing it back to me (my favourite topic 😂😂😂) I’ve used and recommended these products for years (I like to pretend I have my own apothecary!) so I’m stoked they’ve created a simpler way of getting them, and sharing them. If you want to jump in with me and join my crew or just find out more, click the link in my bio!</a></p> <p style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 17px; margin-bottom: 0; margin-top: 8px; overflow: hidden; padding: 8px 0 7px; text-align: center; text-overflow: ellipsis; white-space: nowrap;">A post shared by <a style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/turiapitt/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank"> Turia</a> (@turiapitt) on Dec 2, 2019 at 5:02pm PST</p> </div> </blockquote> <p>“I had a very tough time with my miscarriages, and I remember feeling so inspired by Turia and what she experienced. To be able to transcend that with grace and fortitude … and she has so much gratitude. I thought, ‘I need to be more like her’,” she told the publication.</p> <blockquote style="background: #FFF; border: 0; border-radius: 3px; box-shadow: 0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width: 540px; min-width: 326px; padding: 0; width: calc(100% - 2px);" class="instagram-media" data-instgrm-captioned="" data-instgrm-permalink="https://www.instagram.com/p/BzfI0fBgJcm/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" data-instgrm-version="12"> <div style="padding: 16px;"> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: row; align-items: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 50%; flex-grow: 0; height: 40px; margin-right: 14px; width: 40px;"></div> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: column; flex-grow: 1; justify-content: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; margin-bottom: 6px; width: 100px;"></div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; width: 60px;"></div> </div> </div> <div style="padding: 19% 0;"></div> <div style="display: block; height: 50px; margin: 0 auto 12px; width: 50px;"></div> <div style="padding-top: 8px;"> <div style="color: #3897f0; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: 550; line-height: 18px;">View this post on Instagram</div> </div> <p style="margin: 8px 0 0 0; padding: 0 4px;"><a style="color: #000; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px; text-decoration: none; word-wrap: break-word;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/p/BzfI0fBgJcm/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank">We drove an hour to have dinner in this quaint little village. It was a terrific evening, even though the only restaurant in town was closed 😂</a></p> <p style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 17px; margin-bottom: 0; margin-top: 8px; overflow: hidden; padding: 8px 0 7px; text-align: center; text-overflow: ellipsis; white-space: nowrap;">A post shared by <a style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/turiapitt/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank"> Turia</a> (@turiapitt) on Jul 4, 2019 at 12:30am PDT</p> </div> </blockquote> <p>She continued: “Then I turned to Sean and said, ‘Why don’t we make her into a movie?’”</p> <p>The project will begin filming in Sydney next year.</p>

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Baby Bump: Karl and Jasmine celebrate one year of marriage with throwback photos and big news

<p>After a star-studded wedding in Mexico in 2018, Karl Stefanovic and wife Jasmine Stefanovic are celebrating 12 months of marital bliss. </p> <p>Jasmine, 35, took to Instagram to dedicate a sweet anniversary post to her hubby alongside a gallery of throwback photos from their wedding day. </p> <p>"Happy Anniversary my love! Such a beautiful journey with you. I'm so lucky to be navigating this world with you by my side. I love you," she wrote.</p> <p>The lavish wedding of<span> </span><em>Today<span> </span></em>star Karl and TV personality Jasmine began with a bang when they welcomed all their guests to drinks in Cabo just a week before they tied the knot. </p> <p>They both said “I do” on Saturday December 8, 2018 in front of a crowd of 200. </p> <p>The 45-year-old Nine presenter and the shoe designer's ceremony was held at the luxurious One&amp;Only Palmilla resort.</p> <p>There were a number of Australian stars in attendance including<span> </span><em>Today's<span> </span></em>Tim Gilbert, Peter Stefanovic, Sylvia Jeffreys, Julie Bishop and her partner David Panton, model Montana Cox, skateboarder Corbin Harris, English TV presenter Louise Roe, as well as Karl's three children — Jackson, 20, Ava, 14, and River, 13.</p> <p>Jasmine wore a bespoke gown with a detachable skirt by Australian designer J. Andreatta and Karl donned a Tom Ford suit with R.M Williams boots.</p> <p>"We had the best time at your party…. the wife and I thank you very much. Love you guys," wrote Nova radio star Tim Blackwell alongside a casual-morning after selfie with the bride and groom.</p> <p>Karl and Jasmine's 1st wedding anniversary comes in the midst of the TV anchor getting ready to return as co-host Today in 2020 alongside<em><span> </span>60 Minutes</em><span> </span>reporter Allison Langdon.</p> <p>"Going back to the<span> </span><em>Today Show</em><span> </span>is not something that I thought would come up again. I thought my time was up but then when I was sounded out about it, it got me thinking,” Karl admitted to Nine. </p> <p>"It's a big job with enormous pressures and I know only too well some of those pitfalls, but it is also without question is the best live job in Australia.</p> <p>He continued, "I've loved<span> </span><em>60 Minutes</em><span> </span>and the team there who have been so generous and supported me, but for me the best way to use the skills I have is the live show format and I missed the Today Show, I missed it a lot."</p> <p>Not only are Karl and Jasmine celebrating one year together, but reportedly a pregnancy as well!</p> <p>Entertainment reporter Peter Ford announced the two are expecting on Perth radio show <em>6PR Breakfast with Millsy &amp; Baz</em> on Monday morning, saying he he'd received confirmation they were pregnant.</p> <p>“We’ve got confirmation that Karl Stefanovic is becoming a dad, Jasmine is pregnant,” Ford said.</p> <p>“They had the baby shower on the weekend, which is kind of a giveaway sign.</p> <p>“He’s about to make his big comeback, and now all the excitement of a new baby on the way.</p> <p>“Good luck to them.”</p> <p>A photograph of Jasmine sporting what appeared to be a baby bump also appeared on social media with a shower attendee saying over Instagram story </p> <p>“I love baby showers".</p> <p>Another friend posted Mrs Stefanovic with a baby emoji. </p> <p>Scroll through the gallery to see the couple’s beautiful wedding photographs.</p>

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Didn't make the cut: Channel 10 axes 7-year-running TV show

<p>Get out the tissues for <em>The Living Room</em> will not be making it to 2020 like the rest of us. </p> <p>Despite being a popular show for viewers on Friday evenings, Channel 10 has decided to axe the program and have confirmed the 7:30 pm show will not be returning to our screens after 7 years on air. </p> <p>While this news may come as a shock to viewers, the presenters, Amanda Keller, Barry Du Bois, Miguel Maestre and Dr Chris Brown will keep appearing in an unconfirmed show in the same time slot.</p> <blockquote style="background: #FFF; border: 0; border-radius: 3px; box-shadow: 0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width: 540px; min-width: 326px; padding: 0; width: calc(100% - 2px);" class="instagram-media" data-instgrm-permalink="https://www.instagram.com/p/BzZi_Q3n_m9/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" data-instgrm-version="12"> <div style="padding: 16px;"> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: row; align-items: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 50%; flex-grow: 0; height: 40px; margin-right: 14px; width: 40px;"></div> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: column; flex-grow: 1; justify-content: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; margin-bottom: 6px; width: 100px;"></div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; width: 60px;"></div> </div> </div> <div style="padding: 19% 0;"></div> <div style="display: block; height: 50px; margin: 0 auto 12px; width: 50px;"></div> <div style="padding-top: 8px;"> <div style="color: #3897f0; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: 550; line-height: 18px;">View this post on Instagram</div> </div> <p style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 17px; margin-bottom: 0; margin-top: 8px; overflow: hidden; padding: 8px 0 7px; text-align: center; text-overflow: ellipsis; white-space: nowrap;"><a style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px; text-decoration: none;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/p/BzZi_Q3n_m9/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank">A post shared by The Living Room (@livingroomtv)</a> on Jul 1, 2019 at 8:24pm PDT</p> </div> </blockquote> <p>Amanda Keller took to her <em>WSFM</em> radio show to discuss the axing, and alluded to the fact that the decision actually came from the hosts themselves.</p> <p>“The four of us will be fronting a lifestyle show, but it may not be called, actually I don’t think it will be called ‘<em>The Living Room’</em>,” she said.</p> <p>“We’ve been pushing for this for some time”.</p> <p>Chef Miguel Maestre even took to Twitter to clear up any rumours that the program’s hosts were parting ways with the network.</p> <p>“The four of us are back next year watch this space same time same place, Friday at 7.30,” he wrote.</p> <blockquote style="background: #FFF; border: 0; border-radius: 3px; box-shadow: 0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width: 540px; min-width: 326px; padding: 0; width: calc(100% - 2px);" class="instagram-media" data-instgrm-permalink="https://www.instagram.com/p/BzUrKRSHQzn/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" data-instgrm-version="12"> <div style="padding: 16px;"> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: row; align-items: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 50%; flex-grow: 0; height: 40px; margin-right: 14px; width: 40px;"></div> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: column; flex-grow: 1; justify-content: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; margin-bottom: 6px; width: 100px;"></div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; width: 60px;"></div> </div> </div> <div style="padding: 19% 0;"></div> <div style="display: block; height: 50px; margin: 0 auto 12px; width: 50px;"></div> <div style="padding-top: 8px;"> <div style="color: #3897f0; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: 550; line-height: 18px;">View this post on Instagram</div> </div> <p style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 17px; margin-bottom: 0; margin-top: 8px; overflow: hidden; padding: 8px 0 7px; text-align: center; text-overflow: ellipsis; white-space: nowrap;"><a style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px; text-decoration: none;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/p/BzUrKRSHQzn/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank">A post shared by The Living Room (@livingroomtv)</a> on Jun 29, 2019 at 10:59pm PDT</p> </div> </blockquote> <p><em>The Living Room’s</em> last episode will air on December 20, and will delve into the world of cooking, renovations, travels and pets. </p> <p>Launched back in 2012, the Channel 10 program became an instant hit and went on to win a <em>Logie Award</em> four years in a row for the Most Popular Lifestyle Program from 2015-2018</p> <p>Last Friday night, the show brought in just 337,000 metro viewers, swiftly flowing behind Channel 7’s cricket stream.<span> </span></p>

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Will and Grace star Shelley Morrison dies at 83

<p>A veteran actress with a career spanning over 50 years, Shelley Morrison, has passed away. </p> <p>Morrison died at Cedars-Sinai Medical Centre in Los Angeles from heart failure after a brief bout with illness, her publicist Lori Dewaal told The Associated Press. </p> <p>She was 83-years-old. </p> <blockquote style="background: #FFF; border: 0; border-radius: 3px; box-shadow: 0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width: 540px; min-width: 326px; padding: 0; width: calc(100% - 2px);" class="instagram-media" data-instgrm-captioned="" data-instgrm-permalink="https://www.instagram.com/p/B5lcg6kpRHb/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" data-instgrm-version="12"> <div style="padding: 16px;"> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: row; align-items: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 50%; flex-grow: 0; height: 40px; margin-right: 14px; width: 40px;"></div> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: column; flex-grow: 1; justify-content: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; margin-bottom: 6px; width: 100px;"></div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; width: 60px;"></div> </div> </div> <div style="padding: 19% 0;"></div> <div style="display: block; height: 50px; margin: 0 auto 12px; width: 50px;"></div> <div style="padding-top: 8px;"> <div style="color: #3897f0; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: 550; line-height: 18px;">View this post on Instagram</div> </div> <p style="margin: 8px 0 0 0; padding: 0 4px;"><a style="color: #000; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px; text-decoration: none; word-wrap: break-word;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/p/B5lcg6kpRHb/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank">U 83. godini napustila nas je američka glumica Shelley Morrison, TV publici najpoznatija po ulozi Karenine čangrizave sluškinje Rosario iz humoristične serije #WillandGrace. Počivala u miru. #shelleymorrison #inmemoriam #tv #televizija #croatia #hrvatska #tvserija</a></p> <p style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 17px; margin-bottom: 0; margin-top: 8px; overflow: hidden; padding: 8px 0 7px; text-align: center; text-overflow: ellipsis; white-space: nowrap;">A post shared by <a style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/maliodtelevizije/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank"> Mali od televizije</a> (@maliodtelevizije) on Dec 2, 2019 at 1:26pm PST</p> </div> </blockquote> <p>Morrison pulled off the role of an animated maid from El Salvador flawlessly and became such staple figure, her small role would go on to become one where she would appear in 68 episodes over the course of <em>Will and Grace’s</em> eight-season tenure. </p> <p>What was meant to be a character written for one single episode, became a staple to the show and was one of Morrison’s “all-time favourite characters.”</p> <blockquote style="background: #FFF; border: 0; border-radius: 3px; box-shadow: 0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width: 540px; min-width: 326px; padding: 0; width: calc(100% - 2px);" class="instagram-media" data-instgrm-captioned="" data-instgrm-permalink="https://www.instagram.com/p/B5jbTwoliBK/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" data-instgrm-version="12"> <div style="padding: 16px;"> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: row; align-items: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 50%; flex-grow: 0; height: 40px; margin-right: 14px; width: 40px;"></div> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: column; flex-grow: 1; justify-content: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; margin-bottom: 6px; width: 100px;"></div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; width: 60px;"></div> </div> </div> <div style="padding: 19% 0;"></div> <div style="display: block; height: 50px; margin: 0 auto 12px; width: 50px;"></div> <div style="padding-top: 8px;"> <div style="color: #3897f0; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: 550; line-height: 18px;">View this post on Instagram</div> </div> <p style="margin: 8px 0 0 0; padding: 0 4px;"><a style="color: #000; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px; text-decoration: none; word-wrap: break-word;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/p/B5jbTwoliBK/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank">Such sad news. Our beloved Shelley Morrison passed away today. She was absolutely hilarious and had the biggest heart. She was a part of our Will and Grace family and will be greatly missed. My heart goes out to her entire family. ❤️</a></p> <p style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 17px; margin-bottom: 0; margin-top: 8px; overflow: hidden; padding: 8px 0 7px; text-align: center; text-overflow: ellipsis; white-space: nowrap;">A post shared by <a style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/seanhayes/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank"> Sean Hayes</a> (@seanhayes) on Dec 1, 2019 at 6:37pm PST</p> </div> </blockquote> <p>In a biography she wrote before her death, she said: “She reminds me a lot of my own mother, who loved animals and children, but she would not suffer fools. </p> <p>“It is very significant to me that we were able to show an older, Hispanic woman who is bright and smart and can hold her own,” </p> <p>Before making strides on <em>Will and Grace</em>, Morrison was best known for playing Sister Sixto on <em>The Flying Nun</em> alongside Sally Field from 1967 to 1970.</p> <p>She guest-starred on dozens of television series starting in the 1960s. </p> <p>This includes<em> The Fugitive, L.A. and</em> <em>Law and Murder, She Wrote. </em></p> <p>Most recently, she voiced a character, Mrs. Portillo, on the Disney animated series <em>Handy Manny.</em></p> <blockquote style="background: #FFF; border: 0; border-radius: 3px; box-shadow: 0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width: 540px; min-width: 326px; padding: 0; width: calc(100% - 2px);" class="instagram-media" data-instgrm-captioned="" data-instgrm-permalink="https://www.instagram.com/p/B5jhEuQnH0Z/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" data-instgrm-version="12"> <div style="padding: 16px;"> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: row; align-items: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 50%; flex-grow: 0; height: 40px; margin-right: 14px; width: 40px;"></div> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: column; flex-grow: 1; justify-content: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; margin-bottom: 6px; width: 100px;"></div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; width: 60px;"></div> </div> </div> <div style="padding: 19% 0;"></div> <div style="display: block; height: 50px; margin: 0 auto 12px; width: 50px;"></div> <div style="padding-top: 8px;"> <div style="color: #3897f0; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: 550; line-height: 18px;">View this post on Instagram</div> </div> <p style="margin: 8px 0 0 0; padding: 0 4px;"><a style="color: #000; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px; text-decoration: none; word-wrap: break-word;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/p/B5jhEuQnH0Z/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank">Oh, Shelley... what a loss. Our dear Rosario has passed on. Shelley had a career that spanned decades, but she will always be our dear Rosie. She was a kind soul with a huge heart and always had a smile on her face. All my love to Walter and the entire family. #shelleymorrison 😢</a></p> <p style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 17px; margin-bottom: 0; margin-top: 8px; overflow: hidden; padding: 8px 0 7px; text-align: center; text-overflow: ellipsis; white-space: nowrap;">A post shared by <a style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/therealdebramessing/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank"> Debra Messing</a> (@therealdebramessing) on Dec 1, 2019 at 7:32pm PST</p> </div> </blockquote> <p>Born Rachel Mitrani to Jewish parents from Spain in the Bronx, New York, in 1936, Morrison spoke primarily Spanish as a child.</p> <p>The actress majorly was cast primarily as Latina characters, but she played a range of ethnicities in theatre, television and film.</p> <p>Her movie roles put her in casts with Hollywood’s biggest stars over the years. </p> <p>She appeared with Dean Martin in 1968’s <em>How to Save a Marriage and Ruin Your Life</em>, with Barbra Streisand in <em>Funny Girl</em> the same year, with Gregory Peck in 1969’s <em>Mackenna’s Gold</em>, with Shelley Long in <em>Troop Beverly Hills </em>in 1989, and with Salma Hayek in <em>Fools Rush</em> In in 1997.</p> <p>Morrison is survived by her husband of over 40 years, Walter Dominguez.</p> <p>Scroll through the gallery to see Shelley Morrison over the years. </p>

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Guy Sebastian tears up while accepting Song of the Year award at the ARIAS

<p>In a move that surprised many, host and Aussie singer Guy Sebastian took home Song of the Year for his hit song<span> </span>Choir.</p> <p>The public-voted award was one that many anticipated would go to Tones and I for her hit song<span> </span>Dance Monkey, but it was Sebastian’s emotional tribute that explained the meaning behind the song that had many tearing up.</p> <p>The song<span> </span>Choir<span> </span>was written as a tribute to Sebastian’s former band member Luke, who passed away earlier this year.</p> <p>While Sebastian accepted the award, he was on the verge of tears as he dedicated his win to his late friend.</p> <p>“He played in our band and just like everybody else, you know, we have been personally affected. There’s so many people who need love. And, you know, we get up at industry awards and we’re dressed to the nines and there’s just people who are hurting in this world,” the singer said, his voice quavering.</p> <blockquote style="background: #FFF; border: 0; border-radius: 3px; box-shadow: 0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width: 540px; min-width: 326px; padding: 0; width: calc(100% - 2px);" class="instagram-media" data-instgrm-captioned="" data-instgrm-permalink="https://www.instagram.com/p/B5YmLxMFA9d/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" data-instgrm-version="12"> <div style="padding: 16px;"> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: row; align-items: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 50%; flex-grow: 0; height: 40px; margin-right: 14px; width: 40px;"></div> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: column; flex-grow: 1; justify-content: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; margin-bottom: 6px; width: 100px;"></div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; width: 60px;"></div> </div> </div> <div style="padding: 19% 0;"></div> <div style="display: block; height: 50px; margin: 0 auto 12px; width: 50px;"></div> <div style="padding-top: 8px;"> <div style="color: #3897f0; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: 550; line-height: 18px;">View this post on Instagram</div> </div> <p style="margin: 8px 0 0 0; padding: 0 4px;"><a style="color: #000; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px; text-decoration: none; word-wrap: break-word;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/p/B5YmLxMFA9d/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank">Wow! Still not over last night. Song of The Year and Video of the Year! Thank you to @jamchapp &amp; all the creatives who worked on the #Choir video and thank you to everyone at home for loving and embracing this song. This song honours the supremely talented Luke Liang and is shared by everyone as a reminder that we are not alone and to help each other 🙏 #ARIAs @aria_official @youtubemusic</a></p> <p style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 17px; margin-bottom: 0; margin-top: 8px; overflow: hidden; padding: 8px 0 7px; text-align: center; text-overflow: ellipsis; white-space: nowrap;">A post shared by <a style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/guysebastian/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank"> guysebastian</a> (@guysebastian) on Nov 27, 2019 at 1:41pm PST</p> </div> </blockquote> <p>Sebastian also won the award for Best Video for the same hit song.</p> <p>He was praised for his jokes as he was hosting the ARIAS and reminisced on his first time at the ARIAS 16 years ago after<span> </span>Australian Idol<span> </span>fame.</p> <p>“I remember pulling my chair back and bumping into John Farnham, my absolute hero and I was busy fan girling and I know John was probably thinking ‘who is this random fat little half Asian with an afro’,” he said in the coverage aired on Channel 9.</p> <p>“But so much has changed. That little fatty is hosting the ARIAs now!”</p>

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Jessica Rowe shares sweet pic with Denise Drysdale

<p>Jessica Rowe has shown that she and Denise Drysdale are ‘two peas in a pod’ as she shared a hilarious picture on Instagram.</p> <p>The photo shows the 49-year-old dressed in a pea pod costume sitting with her former <em>Studio 10 </em>colleague Drysdale, who dons blue pyjamas with bandages wrapped around her thigh, arms and head.</p> <p>“One of the great joys of my life is my friendship with Neesy! We love to laugh, and chat AND chat!” Rowe wrote in the caption before promoting their upcoming live podcast show <em>One Fat Lady and One Thin Lady</em>.</p> <blockquote style="background: #FFF; border: 0; border-radius: 3px; box-shadow: 0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width: 540px; min-width: 326px; padding: 0; width: calc(100% - 2px);" class="instagram-media" data-instgrm-captioned="" data-instgrm-permalink="https://www.instagram.com/p/B4by-o5J71A/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" data-instgrm-version="12"> <div style="padding: 16px;"> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: row; align-items: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 50%; flex-grow: 0; height: 40px; margin-right: 14px; width: 40px;"></div> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: column; flex-grow: 1; justify-content: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; margin-bottom: 6px; width: 100px;"></div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; width: 60px;"></div> </div> </div> <div style="padding: 19% 0;"></div> <div style="display: block; height: 50px; margin: 0 auto 12px; width: 50px;"></div> <div style="padding-top: 8px;"> <div style="color: #3897f0; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: 550; line-height: 18px;">View this post on Instagram</div> </div> <p style="margin: 8px 0 0 0; padding: 0 4px;"><a style="color: #000; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px; text-decoration: none; word-wrap: break-word;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/p/B4by-o5J71A/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank">One of the great joys of my life is my friendship with Neesy! We love to laugh, and chat AND chat! And we’re taking our hijinks on the road again! Come and see us perform in Melbourne in November! 💕💕 Monday 18th Nov, Olympic Hotel, Preston @2pm. Tues 19 Nov, York on Lilydale, Mt Everlyn @1pm. Wed 20 November Plaza Tavern, Werribee @1pm. #onefatladyandonethinlady #liveshows #dingdong #neesy #bookticketsatvenue</a></p> <p style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 17px; margin-bottom: 0; margin-top: 8px; overflow: hidden; padding: 8px 0 7px; text-align: center; text-overflow: ellipsis; white-space: nowrap;">A post shared by <a style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/jessjrowe/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank"> Jessica Rowe</a> (@jessjrowe) on Nov 3, 2019 at 10:59pm PST</p> </div> </blockquote> <p>The two first met at the Channel 10 morning show and became best friends afterwards.</p> <p>“How would I describe Jess? She is the most wonderful human being,” Drysdale told <em><a href="https://www.abc.net.au/7.30/it-takes-two:-jessica-rowe-and-denise-drysdale/11117490">7.30</a> </em>in May.</p> <p>The 70-year-old presenter said she “would have been lonely” if she hadn’t met Rowe.</p> <p>“I know she’s thinking of me, even if she doesn’t ring. So just to have that later in life, it’s terrific. It’s wonderful.”</p> <p>Drysdale also said Rowe came to look after her when she was dealing with her health problems.</p> <p>“I had a detached retina, I had a knee replacement, then I got blood clots in the thing,” Drysdale said. “But Jess came up a couple of times to look after me and she was so attentive and it was really lovely to have.”</p> <p>Rowe said, “For friends it’s about showing up and turning up when people need you because it’s very easy to do that when everything is great and fantastic.</p> <p>“But it’s also about showing up when someone is going through a really hard time and loving them and caring and just being there, come what may.”</p>

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