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Patti Newton's exciting announcement

<p>Patti Newton has revealed an exciting new gig that will see her appear on Aussie TV screens once again.</p> <p>The 73-year-old media personality has confirmed that she will be making a cameo on the Aussie soap opera <em style="font-weight: inherit;">Neighbours.</em></p> <p>In an interview with <a href="https://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/"><strong><em style="font-weight: inherit;"><u>The Daily Telegraph</u></em></strong></a>, Patti said that although she was excited for her guest appearance, the cameo wouldn’t last long as her character gets killed off in the same episode she makes her debut in.</p> <p>“Obviously, they didn't want me in an on-going role,” she joked.</p> <p>Patti will enter Ramsay Street as Valerie Grundy for the show’s milestone 8000th episode.</p> <p>Patti, who is married to Aussie TV icon Bert Newton, will play an “eccentric woman who lives a sad and lonely life” before she meets her tragic end.</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/BlhuNMkhfuB/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_medium=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/BlhuNMkhfuB/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_medium=loading" target="_blank">Had a wonderful birthday dinner At Kokos Crown with the family. @crownresorts we all just loved it x</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/pattinewtonofficial/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_medium=loading" target="_blank"> Patti Newton</a> (@pattinewtonofficial) on Jul 22, 2018 at 1:16am PDT</p> </div> </blockquote> <p>“For an old dear like me, it's nice to have a challenge and get out of your comfort zone,” she said.</p> <p>Although her cameo will be brief, there is still a possibility that she could appear on the show in the future.</p> <p>Patti said a producer joked that she could one day make a return as a ghost or Valerie’s secret twin sister.</p> <p>Patti, who has a showbiz career spanning over five decades, has in the past also dabbled with reality TV.</p> <p>She has appeared on <em style="font-weight: inherit;">Dancing With The Stars, Deal or No Deal</em> and <em style="font-weight: inherit;">The Celebrity Apprentice Australia.</em></p> <p>Will you be tuning in to Patti’s cameo on <em style="font-weight: inherit;">Neighbours</em>? Let us know in the comments below. </p>

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BREAKING: Karl Stefanovic to leave Today show

<p>Breakfast show host and television personality Karl Stefanovic has exited the <em>Today </em>show.</p> <p>In an announcement made by Nine Network, the new format and replacement host will be revealed in the coming weeks.</p> <p>Having hosted the show for the last 14 years, Stefanovic was popular amongst viewers until recent times where his personal life has come under fire.</p> <p>Last year, Stefanovic and his co-host Lisa Wilkinson were embroiled in controversy after Wilkinson exposed Channel Nine for paying Stefanovic a significantly higher salary than her, even though they both held the same position.</p> <p>Wilkinson announced her resignation shortly after and switched to Channel Ten instead.</p> <p><strong>NINE STATEMENT</strong></p> <p><strong>From Darren Wick, Director of News and Current Affairs:</strong></p> <p>“Nine and Karl Stefanovic have agreed it is time for him to step off the <em>Today </em>show. Karl remains on contract with the network and will continue to host <em>This Time Next Year</em>, which records in February.</p> <p>“For over 14 years Karl has been at the centre of the <em>Today </em>show bringing his unique personality and perspective to the day’s news and current affairs.</p> <p>“An announcement on the new line up and format of the <em>Today </em>show will be made in the coming weeks.”</p> <p><strong>Karl Stefanovic said:</strong></p> <p>“For the last 14 years I’ve co-hosted the best show on television. I can’t thank Nine enough for the opportunity. I never in my wildest dreams thought I would be good enough to host this grand show for so long.</p> <p>“Thanks to our viewers mostly, you are what matters most. It’s been a tough time. Thanks for hanging in there. I look forward to seeing you in another capacity at this great Network soon.”</p>

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Awkward ending as Ellen DeGeneres reunites two long-lost friends

<div> <div class="replay"> <div class="reply_body body linkify"> <div class="reply_body"> <div class="body_text "> <p>A girl who took to Twitter to find her long-lost friend was reunited with her on Ellen DeGeneres’ talk show – but things didn’t go according to plan.</p> <p>Virginia resident Brianna Cry tweeted in November a childhood snap of her sitting with a young girl who she met for one night on a dinner cruise in Hawaii in 2006.</p> <p>She hoped the tweet would help her track down her friend Heidi, and after going viral, Brianna found her friend 11 hours after she had posted the photo.</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en-gb"> <p dir="ltr">Hey twitter, I met this girl on a dinner cruise in Hawaii in 2006. We were basically bestfriends for that night so I need y’all to help me find my bestfriend cause I miss her and I need to see how she’s doing now. Please retweet this so we can be reunited. <a href="https://t.co/LRtk6ClvV3">pic.twitter.com/LRtk6ClvV3</a></p> — Bri (@briannacry) <a href="https://twitter.com/briannacry/status/1066257032473399297?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">24 November 2018</a></blockquote> <p>The heartwarming story reached Ellen, and so of course, the talk show host had to reunite them by inviting them both on the show.</p> <p>The two women met for the second time after 12 years, but the reunion fell short as it became obvious that Heidi wasn’t as eager to meet Brianna as everyone hoped she would.</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-conversation="none" data-lang="en-gb"> <p dir="ltr">Heard you were looking for me~ <a href="https://t.co/Dz4z1wapRv">pic.twitter.com/Dz4z1wapRv</a></p> — heii (@heii_tree) <a href="https://twitter.com/heii_tree/status/1066427544960815109?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">24 November 2018</a></blockquote> <p>The segment started off with Brianna and Heidi sitting down on the couch with Heidi feigning shock when she discovered Brianna flew from interstate just to meet her.</p> <p>“You flew in from Virginia?” asked Heidi.</p> <p>Ellen then proceeded to ask Heidi if she felt a “connection” with Brianna on the dinner cruise where the two originally met, but her answer wasn’t what anyone was expecting.</p> <p>“I think … yeah I did,” she said. “I mean, it was just for the one day. I’m sorry, but it was.”</p> <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/2ocFwp9_wA0" frameborder="0" allow="accelerometer; autoplay; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture" allowfullscreen=""></iframe> <p>Despite Ellen’s best efforts, the awkwardness between the pair didn’t go unnoticed by viewers.</p> <p>“They don’t even look like they’re glad to see each other,” tweeted one person.</p> <p>“The Asian girl didn’t seem enthused at all to see her long lost friend from that cruise. I felt sorry for the other girl. She was just kinda pushed to the side,” wrote another.</p> <p>One thing that did excite Heidi was Ellen presenting both ladies with $10,000 to help pay for university.</p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div></div>

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Q&A ends with controversial skit: “Worst thing I’ve seen on TV”

<p>For many Aussies, the last <em style="font-weight: inherit;">Q&amp;A</em> for the year has been met with relief after a controversial skit on last night’s program caused a stir.</p> <p>After discussing the Liberal party’s ‘Existential crisis’, medical care for those in detention and free speech, the program concluded the year with a controversial skit.</p> <p>The skit was a political rendition of the <em style="font-weight: inherit;">Book Of Mormon</em>’s famous opening tune Hello!</p> <p>Rather than featuring the door-knocking Mormons from the musical, four men dressed as finance minister Mathias Cormann performed a version of the song with mobile phones to their ears.</p> <p>Prior to the performance, <em style="font-weight: inherit;">Q&amp;A</em> host Tony Jones said: “It's been an extraordinary but ugly year in politics.</p> <p>"Perhaps because the deal-making behind the political sausage machine has been so much more exposed than ever before."</p> <p>The performance made reference to Cormann’s role in the Liberal leadership spill.</p> <p>The choice of song plays on the fact that Cormann also rhymes with Mormon.</p> <p>However, some viewers thought the performance missed the mark.</p> <p>One viewer wrote: “So this skit is what our taxpayer dollars are funding? Oh dear.”</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"> <p dir="ltr"><a href="https://twitter.com/MathiasCormann?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@MathiasCormann</a> the so called numbers cruncher, that couldn’t count the numbers when it mattered for wannabe prime minister <a href="https://twitter.com/PeterDutton_MP?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@PeterDutton_MP</a> <br />Put the Liberals last. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/ElectionNow?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#ElectionNow</a> <br /><a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/qanda?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#qanda</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Auspol?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Auspol</a> <a href="https://t.co/ErXRr9tXaK">pic.twitter.com/ErXRr9tXaK</a></p> — untrace_able (@UntraceA) <a href="https://twitter.com/UntraceA/status/1072102224149458944?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">December 10, 2018</a></blockquote> <p>Another commented: “Is anyone else wondering why we stopped seeing intelligent debate for that weirdass satire?”</p> <p>One Aussie added: “Disgusting ending to QAndA. Appalling. And I’m a Labor voter. Just the worst thing I’ve seen on television since ScumMo brought coal into Parliament.”</p> <p>Some viewers also thought it was distasteful to mock his accent.</p> <p>One viewer asked: “How was this an appropriate end to the year? Four people making fun of one person’s accent.”</p> <p>The show cut short a heated debate about freedom of speech in order to air the skit.</p> <p>Editor of online magazine <em style="font-weight: inherit;">Spiked,</em> Brendan O’Neill, was saying that “free speech is absolute”.</p> <p>However, lawyer and community advocate Nyadol Nyon disagreed with O’Neill.</p> <p>"I don't believe there is anything as absolute free speech," she said.</p> <p>"I think that all rights that we have exist in a particular historical context but also in contrast with other rights and responsibilities."</p> <p>Labor MP Tanya Plibersek said there was a clear difference between free speech and hate speech.</p> <p>“Just because you have a right to free speech doesn’t mean you should abandon courtesy," she said.</p> <p>"There is no reason to abandon courtesy and for the rest of my 30 seconds I’d like to give it to the person who has experienced probably more racism than anyone else on the panel and let you have your say. Finish what you wanted to say.”</p> <p>Plibersek’s gesture was met with applause in the crowd, but viewers criticised the show for cutting short the debate in order to facilitate the Cormann skit.</p> <p>What were your thoughts on the controversial skit? Let us know in the comments below. </p>

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Lisa Wilkinson weighs in on Karl’s wedding: “They’ve had a rough couple of years”

<p>Lisa Wilkinson has opened up about her former <em>Today</em> co-host Karl Stefanovic, as he tied the knot with Jasmine Yarbrough, saying that the pair had to face a “couple of rough years”.</p> <p>Stefanovic, 44, celebrated in Cabo, Mexico, over the weekend as wed shoe designer Yarbrough, 34, in an extravagant three-day long celebration.</p> <p>The host of the <em>Today </em>show has faced intense scrutiny ever since his relationship with Yarbrough became public in 2016, only a few short months after his divorce from his first wife Cassandra Thorburn.</p> <p>Stefanovic has three children with his former wife, River, 12, Ava, 13 and Jackson, 19.</p> <p>With his wedding fronting every media outlet in the country, Wilkinson seemed happy for Stefanovic and wished him well on an episode of <em>The Sunday Project</em>.</p> <p>“It’s lovely to see. They look very happy,” she said.</p> <p>“I think they’ve had a couple of rough years. And it’ll be nice to get on with the rest of their lives. Together.”</p> <p>Speaking to <a rel="noopener" href="https://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/" target="_blank"><em>The Daily Telegraph</em></a> earlier in the month, Wilkinson revealed that despite working together for over ten years, she had not received an invitation to the lavish nuptials.</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/BrJtcpFHvtM/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_medium=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/BrJtcpFHvtM/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_medium=loading" target="_blank">Congratulations to Karl Stefanovic and Jasmine Yarbrough who were married today in Mexico! #karlstefanovic #wedding #mexico #bride #bridal</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/newideamagazine/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_medium=loading" target="_blank"> New Idea Magazine</a> (@newideamagazine) on Dec 8, 2018 at 7:36pm PST</p> </div> </blockquote> <p>Stefanovic was beaming with joy after the wedding ceremony, as he told the <em>Telegraph</em> that Yarbrough had “endured beyond hardship” to be with him.</p> <p>“When everyone has had their say as to why she is with me, she has gone beyond it,” he said.</p> <p>“And really, why would you be with me with the s**tstorm that comes with me? It has been very hard … Jas is my rock. I don’t go on without her. She is the rock of us as a couple.”</p> <p>The ceremony, which had 200 guests in attendance, was held right outside the chapel in the One&amp;Only Pamilla Resort.</p> <p>The reception was held on the beach as guests kicked off their shoes to celebrate two people coming together.</p> <p>Stefanovic reportedly felt a barrage of emotions during his wedding speech as he spoke about the challenges the pair had to face as a couple, according to <em><a rel="noopener" href="https://www.smh.com.au/" target="_blank">Sydney Morning Herald</a></em>.</p> <p>“Jasmine, you have taken on enormous stress with me, you have taken on another family, media and social criticism that would break most – you’ve weathered it,” he said.</p> <p>“You stand tall, you stand strong, you stand up and keep walking.</p> <p>“Everyone needs a Jasmine in their life … if they have it, they’re the luckiest people in the world.</p> <p>“You are my rock, you are my saviour, you put me back together. I’m a better person because of you, a better friend, a better dad – tonight I celebrate and toast you Jasmine my wife.”</p>

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Shaynna Blaze opens up following break-up: “It’s onwards and upwards”

<p><em>The Block</em> judge Shaynna Blaze is looking forward to the New Year with bright eyes despite enduring an emotional few months.</p> <p>The 55-year-old recently announced that she was separating from her husband Steve Vaughan after 18 years of marriage.</p> <p>However, Shaynna didn’t let the separation stop her from having a fun night out at the 2018 AACTA Awards on Wednesday.</p> <p>When asked how she was coping following the split, she told <a href="https://au.lifestyle.yahoo.com/"><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><strong><em style="font-weight: inherit;">Yahoo Lifestyl</em>e</strong></span></a>: “I feel great.”</p> <p>“Onwards and upwards,” she added.</p> <p>To celebrate the Christmas season, Shaynna plans on relaxing by spending time with those who are closest to her.</p> <p>“[I’ll be] just doing nothing,” she revealed. </p> <p>“Just hanging, catching up with my girlfriends, my family, all of the people I haven’t been able to catch up with the past 12 months.”</p> <p>Shaynna announced the news of her marriage separation in August, writing a post directly to her fans on Instagram.</p> <p>“Sometimes in life, our paths change directions and now this is one of those times for me with Steve and I separating,” she wrote at the time.</p> <p>“I will not be making any further statements about this and whilst I appreciate your support I ask that you respect our right to privacy.”</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/BmiSU5IlNJi/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_medium=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/BmiSU5IlNJi/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_medium=loading" target="_blank">A post shared by shaynnablaze (@shaynnablaze)</a> on Aug 16, 2018 at 3:03am PDT</p> </div> </blockquote> <p>The duo met at bar in Melbourne almost two decades ago and dated for 11 months before saying “I do”.</p> <p>Shaynna has two children, Jesse and Carly, from a previous relationship.</p> <p>The interior designer balances a busy schedule as she juggles being a judge on <em style="font-weight: inherit;">The Block</em> and <em style="font-weight: inherit;">Buying Blind</em>, as well as co-hosting <em style="font-weight: inherit;">Selling Houses Australia</em> since 2008.</p>

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Studio 10’s Denise Drysdale spends her 70th birthday in rehab

<p>Denise Drysdale has welcomed her 70<sup>th</sup> birthday by staying out of the public eye this week, as she took a break from her regular gig on the <em>Studio 10</em> panel on Tuesday.</p> <p>But she made sure to ring in as she spoke to her co-hosts via telephone where she revealed that she’s been admitted to rehab following her recent knee replacement.</p> <p>“I’m going to rehab. It’s about time you all say,” she joked.</p> <p>She continued to say: “It’s just for my knee, after my knee replacement.”</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/Bq-uGFZl6DJ/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_medium=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/Bq-uGFZl6DJ/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_medium=loading" target="_blank">We’re sending all our best wishes to birthday girl Denise Drysdale today! 🎉🎂 We ❤️ you Ding Dong. #Studio10</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/studio10au/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_medium=loading" target="_blank"> Studio 10</a> (@studio10au) on Dec 4, 2018 at 1:10pm PST</p> </div> </blockquote> <p>The legendary TV personality went on to commend the staff at Robina Hospital where she is currently undergoing treatment.</p> <p>But despite the circumstances, the popular presenter was still as chipper as ever, and said that she would be celebrating her birthday with her close friends and family, as they all plan to share a roast dinner.</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/BiDYksghVzU/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_medium=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/BiDYksghVzU/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_medium=loading" target="_blank">ANNOUNCEMENT: We are so excited to welcome Angela Bishop &amp; Denise Scott to #Studio10 as permanent panel members! Get more out of your mornings – 8.30 on TEN.</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/studio10au/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_medium=loading" target="_blank"> Studio 10</a> (@studio10au) on Apr 26, 2018 at 4:56pm PDT</p> </div> </blockquote> <p>“I’m 70 – I can’t believe it. I made it,” she said through laughter, as her co-hosts all wished her a happy birthday along with viewers of the show.</p> <p>Denise has been with Channel Ten since 2010 and has plans to return to <em>Studio 10</em> at the end of January next year.</p> <p>The former Hey, Hey It’s Saturday star was made a permanent addition to the show in 2016 after making regular appearances as a fill-in presenter.</p> <p>Her co-hosts include Sarah Harris, Joe Hildebrand, Denise Scott, Angela Bishop and Kerri-Anne Kennerley.</p> <p>Do you watch Denise Drysdale on <em>Studio 10</em>? Let us know in the comments below.</p>

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"Shame on you": Sam Armytage and Nat Barr cop criticism over one-sided Sunrise segment

<p><em>Sunrise</em> hosts Samantha Armytage and Natalie Barr have been slammed by viewers after Tuesday's episode claimed that the #MeToo movement is starting to get out of hand.</p> <p>The breakfast program featured a segment with sex therapist and author Bettina Arndt who appeared on the show to talk about her new book <em>#MenToo.</em></p> <p>The discussion was considered to be one-sided by viewers at home, as Armytage said that the men in her life were scared due to the women’s empowerment movement that focuses on sexual harassment.</p> <p>Arndt suggested that men’s lives have been affected by the initiative and the feminist movement hopes to destroy the livelihood of the opposite sex.</p> <p>Armytage and Barr did not dispute those claims at any point during the segment, with those watching saying they expected the questions to be tougher than they were.</p> <p>“The #MeToo movement was meant originally to empower women and give some women the confidence to call out sexism. Has it been derailed a little?” Armytage asked.</p> <p>Armytage continued, saying: “I know a lot of the men I know and love are quite scared at the moment.”</p> <p>The statement sparked outrage, as those watching took to social media to voice their frustrations saying “shame on you” to <em>Sunrise</em>.</p> <p>“I can’t even watch the rest of this,” said one woman.</p> <p>“Women aren’t destroying men, and not over nothing. Sexual innuendos are not acceptable, how hard is it to understand? Women will continue calling it out full stop.”</p> <p>One male viewer wrote: “So, Bettina Arndt getting airtime on @sunriseon7 to promote her #MenToo book on a platform of a ‘fake #rape crisis’ in #Australia just went unchallenged.”</p> <p>But despite the backlash, there were a few who sided with Arndt after <em>Sunrise</em> posted the question “Do you agree that we now live in a male bashing society?” to their social media platforms.</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"> <p dir="ltr">.<a href="https://twitter.com/thebettinaarndt?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@thebettinaarndt</a> says the <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/MeToo?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#MeToo</a> movement has “Given women a licence to destroy men on the basis of the most trivial accusations”.<br /><br />Do you agree that we now live in a male bashing society? 🤔 <a href="https://t.co/sWmAAlUXuQ">pic.twitter.com/sWmAAlUXuQ</a></p> — Sunrise (@sunriseon7) <a href="https://twitter.com/sunriseon7/status/1069706651890905088?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">December 3, 2018</a></blockquote> <p>“Totally agree. We hear all about the violence against women, but rarely about the violence against men. I am not condoning violence of any kind, but it goes both ways,” wrote one man on Facebook.</p> <p>Another user thanked Arndt and said: “The movement definitely is important, but people have taken things too far. All men are automatically perceived as bad and untrustworthy. Kind (of) hurts us genuinely nice men. Equality for ALL.”</p> <p>According to Arndt, #MeToo is an opportunity for women to falsely accuse men of sexual assault.</p> <p>She gave an example of a Canadian politician who was upset when during a photo opportunity with two male colleagues, one of them said, “This wasn’t the sort of threesome I had in mind.”</p> <p>“This is just madness, this stuff,” said Arndt.</p> <p>“What started off as a really important issue has absolutely been derailed and given women the right to behave extremely badly and destroy men who have done something to upset them at any point.</p> <p>“It’s gone too far. Most people would agree with that.”</p> <p>Arndt said feminism is now an extreme movement.</p> <p>“Feminism started off about equality, about promoting men and women having an equal playing field – now it’s all about rules and regulations to advantage women at the expense of men,” she said.</p> <p>Arndt has been the subject of public scrutiny for her controversial views. She recently conducted a sympathetic interview with convicted sex offender, Nicolaas Bester.</p> <p>Bester was charged for repeatedly raping his 15-year-old student in 2011. In 2015 he was caught posting child exploitation content on an online forum, where he described the sexual abuse as “awesome”.</p> <p>“Judging from the emails and tweets that I have received, the majority of men in Australia envy me. I was 59. She was 15 going on 25,” he wrote at the time. “It was awesome.”</p> <p>Arndt came under fire for finding the comments funny, as she said during the interview: “You did something else pretty stupid. I can imagine how easily this happens.”</p> <p>Arndt defended her actions by saying that the footage had been “carefully selected [by media] to damage my reputation".</p>

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Guess who! Can you recognise this popular television host?

<p>He’s regularly seen gracing our television screens in the morning and has built a name for himself by providing a bunch of laughs.</p> <p>He dropped out of school at the tender age of 15 and was employed by the<span> </span><em>Sydney Morning Herald</em><span> </span>as a copyboy.</p> <p>He then went on to become the youngest national newsreader in the country for Seven Network when he just 17 years old.</p> <p>And then in 1993 he garnered fame when he landed a presenting gig for the hit television show <em>The Price Is Right</em>.</p> <p>His new-found popularity landed him the role of hosting <em>Cash Bonanza</em> and <em>Wheel of Fortune, </em>making him one of the most sought-after media personalities.</p> <p>Have you guessed who the freckle faced boy is yet?</p> <p>If you guessed Larry Emdur then you guessed correctly.</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/Bq4O-J9hOAc/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_medium=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/Bq4O-J9hOAc/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_medium=loading" target="_blank">I don’t know exactly what happened to my freckles but I wish they were still there ..</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/larryemdur/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_medium=loading" target="_blank"> larryemdur</a> on Dec 2, 2018 at 12:43am PST</p> </div> </blockquote> <p>Taking to Instagram, the goofy television host posted a throwback photo of himself from when he was a young boy in school.</p> <p>“Don’t know what happened to my freckles, but wish they were still there,” he wrote in the caption.</p> <p>Speaking to <a rel="noopener" href="https://www.newidea.com.au/" target="_blank"><em>New Idea</em></a>, the 53-year-old revealed how he never predicted the height of his success, as he thought it wouldn’t last.</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/BlnFMcqHY7A/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_medium=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/BlnFMcqHY7A/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_medium=loading" target="_blank">Winter nights need Hot Buttered Rum and a fire place.. @verandahbarsydney #yyyyyuuuummmmm #schoolnightout</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/larryemdur/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_medium=loading" target="_blank"> larryemdur</a> on Jul 24, 2018 at 3:13am PDT</p> </div> </blockquote> <p>“They said it might last six or 12 months. Ten years? Never!”</p> <p>“We’ve accomplished a lot together over the last 10 years,” he said during <em>The Morning Show</em>.</p> <p>“After a decade sitting side-by-side on <em>The Morning Show</em>, we’ve realised that chemistry is key when it comes to your co-host.”</p>

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Carrie Bickmore’s emotional farewell from The Project

<p>With her third child on the way, Carrie Bickmore is saying farewell to The Project to focus on her new bub as she goes on maternity leave.</p> <p>Posting to Instagram on Thursday before her last episode, Carrie posted a snap of herself alongside The Project team.</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/BqMTcADg3U-/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_medium=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/BqMTcADg3U-/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_medium=loading" target="_blank">My last night on the desk.🤰Maternity leave is such a strange time. I always feel genuinely sad leaving a job I love and work family who I genuinely enjoy spending time with but on the other hand I am so excited and (slightly terrified!!😱) heading off to have another bub and spend precious time with my beautiful family. I am looking forward to having my head out of the news cycle and into smelly nappies. See you back on the desk next year. 😘😘</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/bickmorecarrie/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_medium=loading" target="_blank"> Carrie Bickmore</a> (@bickmorecarrie) on Nov 14, 2018 at 11:15pm PST</p> </div> </blockquote> <p>The photo included co-hosts Waleed Aly, 40, Peter Helliar, 43, and Rachel Corbett, 37, as Carrie held back emotions.</p> <p>Carrie will go on maternity leave to focus on her newest family member but will return to hosting the show next year.</p> <p>“My last night on the desk,” she wrote on Instagram.</p> <p>“Maternity leave is such a strange time. I always feel genuinely sad leaving a job I love and work family who I genuinely enjoy spending time with but on the other hand I am so excited and (slightly terrified!!) heading off to have another bub and spend precious time with my beautiful family.</p> <p>“I am looking forward to having my head out of the news cycle and into smelly nappies. See you back on the desk next year.”</p> <p>Towards the final moments of her last episode, her co-hosts gifted her with a photo of Peter, Rachel and Waleed in baby clothes.</p> <p><img style="width: 0px; height:0px;" src="/media/7821993/capture.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/792679b6e15b47ee9941bd93443dca23" /></p> <p>“You need some lovely artwork for the nursery, I think,” said Pete.</p> <p>“Something calming,” added Rachel as Carrie laughed.</p> <p><span>Carrie made a few admissions on last night's show, as she said it was “hard” for her colleagues to work with her during her time being pregnant, as she had been in “so much pain”, but she appreciated the support of her co-hosts.</span></p> <p>She was also presented with a giant bouquet of flowers.</p> <p>Carrie announced her pregnancy back in June.</p>

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Edwina Bartholomew’s secret $10 supermarket beauty hack

<p>Anyone who works on breakfast TV has to be a morning person, right? <em>Sunrise</em> host and reporter Edwina Bartholomew has an early wake-up call of 3am, before she heads off to the gym.</p> <p>“I go to the gym at 3.15am and I get to work around 4.30am. Then I go straight into makeup,” Edwina shared with <span><em><a href="https://www.news.com.au/lifestyle/beauty/sunrise-host-edwina-bartholomews-3am-beauty-routine/news-story/1055fd459a88383e5e44ba9718caaa17">news.com.au</a></em></span>.</p> <p>With such early starts and a gruelling schedule, just how does the TV favourite manage to keep her skin looking so amazing?</p> <p>Edwina revealed that she showers and completes her skincare at the gym, after her workout, before heading to the Channel 7 studios, so her skin is fresh and prepped before the makeup artists get started on her.</p> <p>“I wear a lot of makeup for work, lashes and everything. It’s very thick, so when I’m not working I don’t wear any makeup at all really,” the <em>Sunrise</em> star explained.</p> <p>“I might wear a tinted sunscreen and mascara, but that’s all. I try not to wear any on weekends,” she confided, highlighting her focus on minimalistic makeup to allow her skin to breathe on her days off.</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/Bp5O-NLHROH/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_medium=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/Bp5O-NLHROH/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_medium=loading" target="_blank">First time wearing @evetildawn millinery and she made me matching earrings!! @kathcarlinmakeup used @revlonanz #boldmatters lippie. $2 from every lipstick sold until Sunday goes to @droughtangels #oaksday</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/edwina_b/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_medium=loading" target="_blank"> Edwina Bartholomew</a> (@edwina_b) on Nov 7, 2018 at 1:30pm PST</p> </div> </blockquote> <p>Although she doesn’t use much to conceal imperfections during the day, she dedicates her time to an amazing and diligent skincare routine.</p> <p>And you will be surprised by one of the products she credits for her glowing complexion ­– a budget $10 men’s face scrub by Bulldog, which she buys when she’s doing her groceries.</p> <p>“This is a man’s product, just from the supermarket, but it works really well,” Edwina admitted.</p> <p>“It’s an exfoliating face wash that just does the job … you feel like you’re really taking it all off. I love it,” she exclaimed.</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/Bn4tIP_HNOB/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_medium=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/Bn4tIP_HNOB/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_medium=loading" target="_blank">@sunriseon7 from Rodeo Drive #emmys2018 #hometime</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/edwina_b/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_medium=loading" target="_blank"> Edwina Bartholomew</a> (@edwina_b) on Sep 18, 2018 at 4:32pm PDT</p> </div> </blockquote> <p>Another part of her regime she swears by is a hack to get rid of puffy eyes – hydra gel eye patches.</p> <p>“I wear these into work in the car and I find they wake my eyes up. People think I’m a bit mad, but I get really puffy eyes,” Edwina admitted.</p> <p>Do you have a cheap supermarket beauty product hack you swear by? Tell us what it is in the comments below.</p>

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Karl Stefanovic's awkward interview with Bindi Irwin leaves viewers shocked

<p>Karl Stefanovic took Bindi Irwin and her boyfriend Chandler Powell by surprise on Thursday as he made a comment that many would consider inappropriate.</p> <p>The young couple appeared on the breakfast show to celebrate the legacy of Bindi’s father by promoting Steve Irwin Day at Australia Zoo.</p> <p>The pair were seen smiling from ear to ear as they spoke fondly of the famous zoo keeper who passed away in 2006 after a stingray injury to his heart.</p> <p>But it didn’t take long for Karl to intervene as he implied that Steve would not have approved of Chandler.</p> <p>“Chandler, I don’t want to be uncharitable, but I’m not sure Steve would have liked you,” said Karl.</p> <p>“I’m not sure Steve would have liked anyone going out with his daughter,” he continued.</p> <p>“You can imagine what he would have said … ‘Crikey, if you want to go out with Bindi, you have to go wrestle a komodo’ or something.”</p> <p>He went on to say: “Just that sheer legacy and that sheer manliness, it’s a lot to live up to.”</p> <p>Chandler, who was taken aback by Karl’s comments, didn’t let it get to him as he responded carefully.</p> <p>“Definitely. And it definitely is an honour just to be able to continue his legacy and I’m the luckiest guy in the world,” he replied.</p> <p>But that didn’t stop Karl from poking further, as he tried to add a few more snide remarks before Bindi stepped in.</p> <p>“I think Dad would have said you’ve got to swim the croc pond first and you’ll be set. So lucky Chandler used to wakeboard,” said Bindi.</p> <p>“It works out!” she went on to add, before sighing: “Oh dear.”</p> <p>Do you think Karl was out of line? Let us know in the comments below.</p>

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Sunrise host Samantha Armytage confesses to breaking this road rule

<p><em>Sunrise </em>host Samantha Armytage has confessed on live TV that she has received a fine for driving while using her mobile phone.</p> <p>The revelation came after the co-hosts on the breakfast show discussed undercover Melbourne police officers dressing as traffic windscreen washers to catch people on their devices.</p> <p>Armytage explained that she had also been done by police in a covert operation.</p> <p>“Look, I have a confession, I’ve been done like this,” she said on air.</p> <p>“Not by a window washer undercover police person but it was a police sting. (It was) a covert operation, where they were looking down from an overpass and then pulling you over further down the street.</p> <p>“And they caught me, I was done. And you know what? Never done it again. I now hide my phone on the back seat so it’s not a temptation.</p> <p>“It works. Sometimes they’ve got to ping you for you to learn your lesson that driving and using your phone is illegal.”</p> <p>If Armytage was caught in her native New South Wales, it is likely that she would’ve lost four demerit points and been hit with a fine of $300.</p> <p>On Monday, officers dressed as windscreen washers at the intersection of Maroondah Highway and Springvale Road in Nunawading, eastern Melbourne.</p> <p><iframe src="https://www.facebook.com/plugins/post.php?href=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2FBrisbanePoliceLocations%2Fphotos%2Fa.309045925904887%2F1341487895994013%2F%3Ftype%3D3&amp;width=500" width="500" height="548" style="border: none; overflow: hidden;" scrolling="no" frameborder="0" allowtransparency="true" allow="encrypted-media"></iframe></p> <p>Victoria Police confirmed the undercover officers were targeting drivers who would use their mobile phones while stopping at the intersection.</p> <p>A spokesman told the <a href="https://www.dailymail.co.uk/auhome/index.html"><strong style="font-style: inherit;"><u>Daily Mail</u></strong></a>, “Part of the operation involved covert observations of drivers in stationary vehicles.”</p> <p>“Police issued 38 infringement notices to drivers for using their mobile phone while driving.”</p> <p>While some thought the disguise was deceiving, other praised the covert operation.  </p> <p>One person wrote: “Clever! You know what, if it saves lives go for it. The amount of drivers I pass and see them look down at their phones.”</p> <p>What are your thoughts on the operation? Let us know in the comments below. </p>

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The ratings are in: The Sunday Project’s embarrassing viewership drop

<p>At the start of this week, only 198,000 people tuned in to the beginning of The Sunday Project.</p> <p>The embarrassing blow for Channel 10’s current affairs program follows weeks of dwindling ratings.</p> <p>Half an hour into the show, which is championed by Lisa Wilkinson and Hamish Macdonald, 326,000 Aussies tuned in.</p> <p>Although the episode featured Lisa Wilkinson enjoying a sit down interview with Kylie Minogue, the show struggled to attract viewers.</p> <p>In recent weeks, the 58-year-old co-host has flown around the world to interview A-list guests for the program.</p> <p>However, guests including David Beckham, Bradley Cooper, Serena Williams and Nick Cummins, have made little difference to their ratings battle.</p> <p>According to one media expert, attracting less than 200,000 viewers is a sad achievement for such a high-profile show, reported<em style="font-weight: inherit;"> <a href="https://www.dailytelegraph.com.au"><strong><u>The Daily Telegraph</u></strong></a></em><a href="https://www.dailytelegraph.com.au"><strong><u>.</u></strong></a></p> <p>Yesterday, a Channel 10 spokeswoman defended the show, saying the ratings were not a problem.</p> <p>“It’s great to see more and more people discovering <em>The Sunday Project </em>as reflected in its solid audience growth. Packed full of all the latest news and entertainment, the show attracts the big names and, as we’ve always said, delivers news differently — it’s a nice news alternative to kick off the week,” she said.</p> <p>Although the spokeswoman highlighted that the show is up 17 per cent on last year’s numbers, a media expert said the figures should be significantly higher now that Wilkinson is on board and there is a significant line-up of big name interviews.</p> <p>“It is not a good look for the show which somehow gets huge interviews, bigger names than the weekday shows,” the insider said.</p> <p>“It has been a pattern of low numbers in recent weeks with the Serena Williams chat, the Honey Badger (Nick Cummins) chat and now this.</p> <p>“Dropping below 200,000 is significant in the industry. As much as Ten would be outwardly pretending it wasn’t an issue, behind the scenes they would not be happy.”</p> <p>In an interview with <em>Confidential</em>, Wilkinson defended her show’s struggling ratings.</p> <p>“There are very few programs on Australian TV who can say that their numbers are up. I do not understand why those reports are out there. I cannot worry about that. I worry about putting the best possible show together every Sunday night,” she said.</p> <p>This week, <em style="font-weight: inherit;">Weekend Sunrise</em> and <em style="font-weight: inherit;">Weekend Today</em> both managed to out rate <em style="font-weight: inherit;">The Sunday Project.</em></p> <p>Do you watch<em style="font-weight: inherit;"> The Sunday Project </em>with Lisa Wilkinson? Tell us in the comments below.</p>

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The awkward moment on Today show: Pauline Hanson snaps at Karl Stefanovic

<p>One Nation leader Pauline Hanson has snapped at Karl Stefanovic during a live cross on the <em style="font-weight: inherit;">Today</em> show after the host asked if she would be able to keep the party’s newest recruit, Mark Latham, in line.</p> <p>Former Labor leader Mark Latham will run as One Nation’s lead upper house candidate at next year’s New South Wales state election, despite his previous bad blood with Hanson.</p> <p>Latham publicly mocked Hanson 15 years ago for her jail sentence for electoral fraud, which was later overturned on appeal.</p> <p>During the Channel Nine interview, Stefanovic irritated Hanson after repeatedly asking her if she would be able to control the outspoken recruit, who led Labor to defeat at the 2004 federal election.</p> <p>“Look, um, I don’t know why you keep going back to keeping him in line,” she said on Wednesday morning.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img style="width: 500px; height:283.0188679245283px;" src="/media/7821848/3.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/5f371cd250324a4cb0c73bc0637dec90" /></p> <p>“This is why I wanted Mark on board, because of his knowledge, because of his experience, and no one can knock him. </p> <p>“He was Labor Party Opposition leader in the federal Parliament.”</p> <p>One Nation hasn’t won a seat in the NSW Parliament since 1999, when Senator Hanson’s former advisor David Oldfield was elected for an eight-year term to the Legislative Council.</p> <p>Mr Latham said he wants to be in the NSW Parliament to advocate for better urban planning.</p> <p>“The number one issue in Sydney is overpopulation, over development, the city becoming unliveable and dysfunctional,” he told the Nine Network.</p> <p>“And at state level, better planning to make sure we don't have over development, that we have an end to urban sprawl, rows of apartment towers clogging up our city.</p> <p>“That's not the Sydney way, it's not the Australian way.”</p> <p>Mr Latham first sparked speculation that he was joining One Nation earlier this year after he quit Senator David Leyonhjelm's libertarian Liberal Democrats and recorded robocalls for Hanson’s party ahead of the August federal by-election in Longman, Brisbane.</p> <p>Since quitting federal Parliament in 2005, Latham has openly criticised Labor’s left-wing identity, political correctness and high rates of immigration.</p> <p>During the late 1980s, Latham worked at NSW Parliament House as an adviser to then Labor Opposition leader Bob Carr.</p> <p>Last year, Latham was sacked from Sky News for asking on air if a Sydney schoolboy, who made an International Women’s Day video, was gay.</p> <p>In 2015, he was dismissed as a columnist for the <em style="font-weight: inherit;">Australian Financial Revie</em>w after making a controversial comment about former Aussie of the year, Rosie Batty, whose 11-year-old son Luke was murdered by his father.</p>

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David Campbell admits: "I still have identity issues"

<p>With Christmas right around the corner, tis’ the season when singers release their highly anticipated Christmas music. And with Michael Bublé, Bing Crosby and Nat King Cole being known for their festive tunes, David Campbell wasn’t worried about being compared to them when he decided to release his own Christmas album.</p> <p>But instead, it was how he would fair to the <em>Tin Lids</em> – the ‘90s group that was created by his dad Jimmy Barnes’ other children and their iconic Christmas album, <em>Hey Rudolph!</em></p> <p>“It’s a big deal doing a Christmas album in my family because I have to compete with <em>Hey Rudolph!</em> – which is the greatest Christmas album of all time,” said Campbell wittingly to <a rel="noopener" href="https://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/lifestyle/stellar/david-campbell-i-still-have-identity-issues/news-story/0f6feb940e998146c51992dbcde8b7d1?utm_source=Daily%20Telegraph&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=editorial" target="_blank"><em>Stellar Magazine</em></a>. </p> <p>“Sorry, Michael Bublé, but it’s true. If I could come in at least third…”</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/BpuyzVEAKqr/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_medium=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/BpuyzVEAKqr/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_medium=loading" target="_blank">This is probably my favourite photo from the @stellarmag shoot in today’s paper. I may need to Frame this. Thanks @stevenchee @kellyahume and @sarrahlemarquand</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/davidcampbell73/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_medium=loading" target="_blank"> David Campbell</a> (@davidcampbell73) on Nov 3, 2018 at 1:12pm PDT</p> </div> </blockquote> <p>But Campbell has no reason to be concerned, as his compilation of songs such as <em>Baby It’s Christmas </em>written by Rick Price is going to be a smash hit due to the infectious rhythm and catchy beat.</p> <p>Campbell, who claims he used to be a “Christmas Tragic” in the earlier years of his life believes this album is a turning point and reveals his new content attitude towards life.</p> <p>“I’ve wanted to do a Christmas album for a while and everything came together,” he says. “I spent some Christmases in New York watching ice skaters and buying warm chestnuts, so this has all the elements of a traditional Christmas but with hot overtones – like a <em>Beach Boys</em> song.”</p> <p>After battling with demons of his own throughout most of his life, the 45-year-old is now at the peak of his career as he hosts Nine Network’s <em>Today Extra</em> with Sonia Kruger, hosting <em>Carols by Candlelight</em> and being a devoted husband and father to his three children, Leo, 8, and Billy and Betty, 3.</p> <p>He credits his switch in lifestyle to acceptance, as he learnt to confront his trauma from a complicated childhood and having to deal with an absent father. And now, with a family of his own, Campbell is determined to not repeat the same mistakes when it comes to his own children.</p>

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Rove McManus' happy announcement

<p>Despite low ratings, popular TV personality Rove McManus has had a major win with his variety show <em>Bring Back Saturday Night</em> returning to Network Ten, it has been announced.</p> <p>In August, the channel followed in the tradition of major American TV networks like its new owner CBS, and ran a number of pilot TV programs to test audience reaction and interest, and decided which ones should be green-lighted for a series.</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"> <p dir="ltr">Very pleased to announce that <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/SaturdayNightAU?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#SaturdayNightAU</a> is officially on the air for <a href="https://twitter.com/Channel10AU?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@Channel10AU</a> in 2019! Happy Halloween indeed. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/10tvwithatwist?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#10tvwithatwist</a> <a href="https://t.co/bT15EMUjSx">pic.twitter.com/bT15EMUjSx</a></p> — Rove McManus (@Rove) <a href="https://twitter.com/Rove/status/1057754628517851137?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">October 31, 2018</a></blockquote> <p>The show, hosted by McManus, was only watched by just shy of 300,000 viewers – the lowest rating show of all of the eight shows – but the multiple Gold Logie winner says that in the social media age, television ratings aren’t everything.</p> <p>“It’s not just about bare bones, there are a lot of other things to factor into it,” he told <a rel="noopener" href="https://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/entertainment/sydney-confidential/former-tv-king-rove-bounces-back-from-string-of-flops-with-new-show/news-story/b77eaa1e793ce80935326296e1c9239b" target="_blank"><em>The Daily Telegraph</em></a>. “And also, we had an overwhelmingly positive response on social media … I can’t remember the last thing I worked on that was overwhelmingly positive on social media, so that’s nice as well.”</p> <p>Beverley McGarvey, Network Ten Chief Content Officer, said that there are few in the industry who have the experience to host a variety show.</p> <p>“Rove is the best man for the job,” she said. “He is such a talent and he can do those big entertainment shows — it is a very short list of people that have that experience.”</p> <p>It could be a chance for McManus to bounce back, at least on screen (his company Roving Enterprises is behind Network Ten's popular nightly news program <em>The Project</em>), after some career setbacks.</p> <p>Some of his latest projects have failed to capture an audience including gameshow <em>Show Me The Movie</em> (although it will be back for a second series) and his radio show hosted with Sam Frost, who vied for love on<span> </span><em>The Bachelorett</em>e, was axed last year after running for 18 months on the Hit Network.</p> <p>But one TV insider who spoke to the publication said that Network Ten was beholden to the TV host to green-light<span> </span><em>Bring Back Saturday Night </em>because of his production deals with the broadcaster. He said the [age] had lost “currency”.</p> <p>“Ten knows too well Rove’s currency has plummeted but executives need to keep him sweet,” they said.</p> <p>“His production company is behind a number of Ten shows like <em>The Project</em>. They seriously don’t have any choice, if they don’t keep Rove happy, they’re stuffed,” they said.</p> <p>In August, when the ratings came out for the variety show pilot, the <a rel="noopener" href="https://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/entertainment/sydney-confidential/the-once-popular-comedian-rove-mcmanus-seems-to-have-lost-his-australian-audience/news-story/d7cae6f425c54b2faba59c06a7b4035a" target="_blank"><em>Daily Telegraph</em></a> quoted a “a highly placed television executive” as saying that, “the audience just does not like Rove anymore".</p> <p>“When he was young, there was a real freshness to him and he seemed to be slightly too young to have that knowing way that he had,” they said. “There was this inherent charm in how young he was and that knowing schtick that he had.”</p> <p>They added, “Now that he is just an older bloke, the knowing and the age line up so he has sort of lost that cheeky charm.”</p> <p>But the TV insider believed that projects “properly produced” with McManus at the helm may work.</p> <p><em>Media Week</em>’s James Manning told the publication that the variety show’s difficult Saturday night time slot affected its initial ratings.</p> <p>“It was a tiny audience but Saturday night is a difficult one to pull an audience if it is not live sport,” Manning said.</p> <p>But McManus had plenty of well-wishers when he announced the return of the show on his Twitter account.</p> <p>Said one fan: <span>“About time you came back to the type of show you are great at. Looking forward to it.”</span></p> <p>Did you watch<span> </span><em>Bring Back Saturday Night</em>? Let us know what you thought in the comments section.</p>

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Network Ten has changed its logo – and not everyone is a fan

<p>Network Ten has just revealed its new name and logo, following on from the US Network CBS’s takeover of the broadcaster earlier this year.</p> <p>It will now be known as Network 10, with other secondary channels getting a name rebrand too. And the TV network will have a new colour scheme and “tone of voice,” according to a <a rel="noopener" href="https://images.tenplay.com.au/~/media/Corporate%20Site%20Media/Files/Media%20Releases/2018/Network%2010%20dials%20up%20its%20swagger.pdf" target="_blank">statement</a> from the company.</p> <p> </p> <p><img style="width: 400px; height: 400px; display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" src="/media/7821727/ten-logo.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/804dbbf2e5474e1b986ec9eb69e2a4bf" /></p> <div> <div class="replay"> <div class="reply_body body linkify"> <div class="reply_body"> <div class="body_text "> <p>“We are the adventurous alternative, the network that has always taken risks and tried new things – always with a sense of fun,” Network Ten chief executive Paul Anderson said. “What this means is that TV’s wild child has its voice back.”</p> <p>On its Twitter account the newly rebranded network called the logo redesign “a ballsy move".</p> <p> </p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"> <p dir="ltr">Oh, hey 👋 <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/10TVWithATwist?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#10TVWithATwist</a> <a href="https://t.co/o6odoNwWkF">pic.twitter.com/o6odoNwWkF</a></p> — Channel 10 (@Channel10AU) <a href="https://twitter.com/Channel10AU/status/1057482895672004608?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">October 31, 2018</a></blockquote> <p>But it’s the new ‘10’ logo in a circle in shades of bright blue hues (others on its Twitter account are multicoloured variations) with a thick white font that hasn’t gone down well with some punters.</p> <p>Viewers took to social media to voice their disapproval and the descriptive “horrific” was used.</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"> <p dir="ltr">The new Channel 10 logo is horrific</p> — Jenna (@jenna_pr) <a href="https://twitter.com/jenna_pr/status/1057495013293199360?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">October 31, 2018</a></blockquote> <p>“Have to admit, I'm not really a fan of Channel 10's new logo,” one tweeted.</p> <p>“Has @channelten changed its logo? If so, tell ‘em I hate it!” was the very direct evaluation from another viewer.</p> <p>Some ridiculed the quality of the design, saying it was reminiscent of a lotto logo.</p> <p>“Why does the new Channel 10 logo look like a mid-90s ad for the lotto?” wrote one.</p> <p>And TV journalist Dan Barrett agreed tweeting: <span>“Reminded I need to check my Powerball ticket.”</span></p> <p>But other tweeters praised the logo saying that Network 10’s new look is “really great".</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"> <p dir="ltr">alright, the new <a href="https://twitter.com/channelten?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@channelten</a> look (including colour scheme) is actually really great <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/10TVWithATwist?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#10TVWithATwist</a> <a href="https://t.co/jEiII7chcF">pic.twitter.com/jEiII7chcF</a></p> — Ti Butler👩‍🎤 (@tibutler) <a href="https://twitter.com/tibutler/status/1057489388551180288?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">October 31, 2018</a></blockquote> <p>Network Ten is known for a little cheek and fired back at one Tweeter whose Twitter handle includes the words “shut up”, suggesting he do the same.</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"> <p dir="ltr">Hey David, what your handle says 😇 <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/10TVWithATwist?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#10TVWithATwist</a> <a href="https://t.co/o3ZJVCGKBO">https://t.co/o3ZJVCGKBO</a></p> — Channel 10 (@Channel10AU) <a href="https://twitter.com/Channel10AU/status/1057524106902560769?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">October 31, 2018</a></blockquote> <p>You’ll also notice that some of Network Ten’s digital channels have also been rebranded.</p> <p>“ONE” becomes “10 Boss” featuring programs like Judge Judy, Law &amp; Order: SVU, Formula One and A-League soccer.</p> <p>“ELEVEN” has been renamed “10 Peach” and will feature the network’s long-running soapie<span> </span><em>Neighbours</em>, popular US drama<span> </span><em>This is Us</em>,<span> </span><em>Sex And The City</em><span> </span>and<span> </span><em>Two And A Half Men</em>.</p> <p>Network Ten’s flagship news broadcast has also had a refresh with <span>TEN Eyewitness News First At Five replaced with the much snappier name 10 News First.</span></p> <p>Long-standing news anchor Sandra Sully told <a rel="noopener" href="https://tendaily.com.au/entertainment/a181031xcv/oh-look-network-10s-had-a-refresh-20181031" target="_blank"><em>10 Daily</em> </a>she was excited by the rebranding of the broadcaster which suited the network’s “cheeky” tone.</p> <p>"Obviously I’ve been at Ten for a long time," she said.</p> <p>"We’ve always been a little bit cheeky, a little bit irreverent. The news has always been serious but with that cheeky upswing.</p> <p>"We’ve got cool new owners and we need to own who we are and what we’re about,” Sully added. “I think it’s time to walk our walk and talk our talk – loudly and proudly.”</p> <p>Sully added, "It’s a really exciting time for us and I’m proud to be a part of it.”</p> <p>What do you think of Network Ten’s new logo? Let us know in the comment section below.</p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div></div>

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The “excruciating” public blunder that haunted the royal family for years

<p class="p1"><span class="s1">You can’t imagine anything like this happening today – four prominent members of the royal family tacking part in a cringeworthy gameshow televised across the United Kingdom.</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">But in 1987, one senior royal dreamt up the idea in a misguided attempt at good PR.</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Prince Edward had thought it a good move for himself, Sarah Ferguson (then the Duchess of York) her then husband Prince Andrew, as well as Princess Anne to take part in a farcical, obstacle-based gameshow, The Grand Knockout Tournament, a spinoff of It’s A Knockout, reports <a rel="noopener" href="https://www.news.com.au/entertainment/celebrity-life/royals/excruciating-public-mistake-that-haunted-the-royals-for-years/news-story/37ac5af02be3ed1b4bda9f51cc4fec21" target="_blank" title="news.com.au"><em>news.com.au</em></a>.</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">It was coined thereafter A Royal Knockout and chronicled as part of a Four Corners special on the history of the royal family’s public relations efforts. The royal quartet were dressed in medieval garb, in the charity special judged by Blackadder himself Rowan Atkinson, where “players dress up as giant vegetables and throw fake hams at each other”.</span></p> <p><iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/tNwtfGnBQTw" frameborder="0" allow="autoplay; encrypted-media" allowfullscreen=""></iframe></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">"</span><span class="s1">The royals went off in several really questionable directions, the first of which, the nadir, was It’s A Royal Knockout,” royal biographer Stephen Bates recalled during the Four Corners special.</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Bates’ said that although It’s A Knockout in his opinion was a “really, really naff program” it was “terribly popular and the royals, or at least Prince Edward, thought the royals could cash in on this. It’s A Royal Knockout was completely the wrong sort of message to give.”</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">In Ben Pimlott’s biography The Queen a royal insider explained that Queen Elizabeth didn’t want the young Royals to take part, as reported by news.com.au.</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">“It was a terrible mistake. (The Queen) was against it. But one of her faults is that she can’t say no,” they said.</span><span class="s1"></span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">“There was not a single courtier who did not think it was a mistake,” said another insider.</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Pimlott called the appearance on the game show “excruciating”, making the British public “stunningly aware that a sense of decorum was not an automatic quality in the royal family”.</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">The 80-minute charity game show also featured a bevy of big stars including John Travolta, Cliff Richard and John Cleese.</span></p>

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Today host Georgie Gardner grills PM Scott Morrison: "It's appalling"

<p>Breakfast show host Georgie Gardner grilled Prime Minister Scott Morrison during a heated interview on the <em>Today </em>show this morning.</p> <p>The TV host confronted the PM about the crisis facing Nauru regarding the 52 sick children, saying the entire situation is “appalling”.</p> <p>The Morrison government is facing increasing pressures to remove the children off the island after doctors reported concerns over their wellbeing.</p> <p>The government has been accused of ignoring the decline in mental health amongst the children by two respected psychiatrists, according to the <em><a href="https://www.abc.net.au/news/">ABC</a></em>.</p> <p>Julia Banks MP also pleaded with the government yesterday to remove the children and their families off Nauru after claiming that the conditions have reached a crisis point.</p> <p>Gardner began her line of questioning with a simple yet direct question, asking: “Why won’t you get these sick children off Nauru?”</p> <p>Mr Morrison responded by standing behind his government, as he said: “We are. We have got over 200 children off Nauru.”</p> <p>To which Gardner responded: “There are still 52 there.”</p> <p>Mr Morrison proceeded to say: “We have had more come off. I know that figure is already starting to fall. We are getting children off Nauru. We have been doing it for a long time with our agreement with the United States.</p> <p>“We will continue to do that because we are determined to achieve that. We’re the Government that stopped the boats coming, stopped putting children on to Nauru.</p> <p>“I mean, you don’t get children off Nauru by putting more on.</p> <p>“If you get one boat turn up with children, it is both Labor Party and government policy that those children would go to Nauru. So, you don’t do things that compromise what is working, you just get the children off, which is what we have been doing now successively and particularly over the last eight weeks, but before that as well, we have been steadily working on that problem and getting children off Nauru.</p> <p>“We actually have more medical staff on Nauru than we have children and we will continue to provide that care and we will always act on the issues of medical need.”</p> <p>Gardner pointed out that many of the children on the island had been stuck there for close to five years and demanded to know when they can expect to leave.<br />“They are languishing, they are suffering and if someone dies, how will you feel if it’s under your watch?”</p> <p>Mr Morrison said: “I have been stopping children from dying on boats now for the last five years. That’s what I did as minister and of this government that put an end to the death and carnage of children floating face down in the water. I’m not going to see that happen again as well. We are getting the children off Nauru.”</p> <p>Mr Morrison said that those children who are in need of medical assistance are receiving the care required and have been transferred.</p> <p>“More will be transferred. I will continue to give updates on how we are progressing as the minister has done. Seventeen were removed just recently over the last couple of weeks. So, we will keep working that. But what I am not going to do is get involved in a sort of public slanging match over it.</p> <p>“We have been addressing the issue. The population of children on Nauru is coming down. They are not in detention centres in Nauru, they are living in the community like Nauruan children do, like the population of Nauru do.”</p> <p>Gardner pressured Mr Morrison for a time frame but he wouldn’t budge, as he said: “We are working through that issue right now with our allies particularly in the United States and we are making an enormous amount of progress and what I do know, Georgie, is if you continue to do this methodically and quietly, then you are able to achieve (the) objective. I just want to get them off, but I want to get them off in a way which does not put more children on Nauru. If one boat turns up or one child is floating face down in the water, how would Australia feel then?”</p> <p>Gardner put an end to the live-cross with: “It is a matter of urgency. Five years they have been languishing on that island. It is appalling. We have a humanitarian obligation to get them here for the correct specialised medical treatment.”</p> <p><em>If you are troubled by this article, experiencing a personal crisis or thinking about suicide, you can call Lifeline 131 114 or beyondblue 1300 224 636 or visit <a href="https://www.lifeline.org.au/">lifeline.org.au</a> or <a href="https://www.beyondblue.org.au/get-support/national-help-lines-and-websites">beyondblue.org.au</a>.</em></p>

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