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Inside Brady Bunch star Barry Williams’ $10 million Malibu beach house

<p><em>The Brady Bunch</em> star Barry Williams has listed his 2808-square-foot Malibu beach house in the US for $US6.375 million ($AUD9.6 million), as he plans to part ways with his lavish abode.</p> <p>Located in a gated community, the three-bedroom, four-bathroom home comes complete with magnificent ocean views and also features an expansive outdoor deck to enjoy those summer nights on the beach.</p> <p>The open floor plan is surrounded with a wall of windows, bringing in plenty of natural light and fresh air.</p> <p>Also included is an extravagant stone fireplace and a spacious chef’s kitchen with state-of-the-art steel appliances.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img style="width: 399.13793103448273px; height: 500px;" src="/media/7823639/bb.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/94700db6fd15421ca13a57caa2b58187" /></p> <p>Heading towards the upstairs area of the home, the master suite comes with two private decks, a number of closets and another fireplace.</p> <p>The beach house is situated in one of only two beachfront streets in Malibu and was predominantly used as a holiday and weekend home for the 64-year-old.</p> <p>Williams, who played the eldest brother Greg Brady in the smash hit sitcom<span> </span><em>T</em><em>he </em><em>Brady Bunch</em>, built the house himself in 1974, with his brother Craig lending a helping hand.</p> <p>Scroll through the gallery above to look inside Barry Williams’ Malibu beach house. </p> <p> </p>

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What these Sale of the Century hosts looks like now

<p>It’s been almost 30 years since we last saw Tony Barber on our screens hosting the beloved TV game show <em>Sale of the Century</em>.</p> <p>After he parted the show way back in 1991, two more hosts have since taken his place – although none have quite replicated his opening onto the show each night where he would run out replicating sporting moves.</p> <p>Glenn Ridge took over hosting from Barber for 11 years. </p> <p><img style="width: 500px; height: 281.25px;" src="/media/7823484/2.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/78ae8d60ddb445d8a68996b1c73e0607" /></p> <p>After a few years of the show going into hibernation, <em>Sale of the Century</em> came to our TV screens once more in 2005 under the new name <em>Temptation</em> with Ed Philips.</p> <p><em>Sale of the Century</em> is celebrating its 40th anniversary since the show first began in 1979, and although there have been plenty of game shows to follow in the footsteps of the beloved show since its demise in 2005 – no other show has remained in the memory or the TV sets of Australians longer.</p> <p><img style="width: 0px; height: 0px;" src="/media/7823485/3.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/04c7828d8038495592ff350e4fe4803b" /></p> <p>Tony turns 79 next month and is as energetic as he was almost 40 years ago. In fact, the TV show host is still up to his old tricks and asking questions. Once a month, he hosts a <em>Sales </em>night at the Flinders Café in South Melbourne, where he runs old reruns of the beloved show and helps raise money for the local Country Fire Service.</p> <p>Did you used to watch <em>Sale of the Century</em>? Who was your favourite host? Tell us in the comments below. </p>

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“So disappointed right now”: Manu Feildel blasts MKR villains after epic cooking fail

<p><em>My Kitchen Rules</em> judge Manu Feildel lashed out on this season’s controversial contestants after they failed to cook up a dish worth serving on Sunday night’s episode.</p> <p>Josh and Austin, titled as “NSW Home Schooled Brothers” have proved to be this season’s villains after their less-than-favourable comments towards other contestants.</p> <p>After mocking their rivals over their appearance and cooking, people expected the two to whip up a dish worth a Michelin star.</p> <p>The menu included clam chowder with homemade bread for entrée, chicken lollipops with garlic mash for main and lemon curd domes for dessert.</p> <p>“I think we’re definitely a massive threat to a lot of people,” said Austin at the beginning of the episode. That claim was proven wrong.</p> <p>The entrée was not what anyone expected, with Pete Evans saying, “I’m really struggling to find anything that I like about this dish”.</p> <p>The main was supposed to be the redeeming dish for the brothers, but after making their guests wait for four hours due to trouble in the kitchen, Manu decided to unleash on the pair.</p> <p>“I’m so disappointed right now,” Manu said. “You’ve been sitting around this table treating people … telling them their food’s terrible and you’re not even capable of coming back with the goods.”</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en-gb"> <p dir="ltr">Manu. Is. Livid.<a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/MKR?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#MKR</a> | <a href="https://t.co/DIdria31ne">https://t.co/DIdria31ne</a> <a href="https://t.co/dmmgjk8xJq">pic.twitter.com/dmmgjk8xJq</a></p> — #MKR (@mykitchenrules) <a href="https://twitter.com/mykitchenrules/status/1094529622711005185?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">10 February 2019</a></blockquote> <p>Austin managed to make the situation worse by giving the judge a confused look.</p> <p>“Don’t look at me like this!” Manu snapped.</p> <p>“We never said that we were amazing chefs,” Austin shot back.</p> <p>“You should not use the word ‘chef’,” responded Manu.</p> <p>Adding more fuel to the fire, Austin then said: “It’s a little annoying that you question our integrity when critiquing food when all you guys have ever asked for is honesty.”</p> <p>“Well, let me be honest with you. This is ridiculous,” said Manu. “I’ve never expressed myself like this in 10 years!”</p> <p>After the feud, Pete sent the boys back into the kitchen, warning them to deliver a perfect dessert.</p> <p>“And not in two hours otherwise I’m going home,” threatened Manu.</p> <p>Thankfully, Josh and Austin’s lemon curd dome was the redeeming factor of the night.</p> <p>“Best dish of the night, but not perfect either,” said Manu.</p> <p>Unsurprisingly, the NSW brothers were pushed right down to the bottom of the leader board after receiving a mere 31 points out of a possible 130.</p> <p>They will now verse Karito and Ian to save their spot in the show. </p> <p><span>Have you been watching <em>MKR</em>? Who is your favourite team? Tell us in the comments below. </span></p>

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Channel 10 confirms it has "cancelled" this TV show

<p>The new quiz show on Channel 10, <em>Pointless</em>, has failed to grab viewers’ attention, with Channel 10 deciding to axe the show before official ratings even came in.</p> <p>While the show debuted with 493,000 metro viewers, media commentator Peter Ford told Hobart radio station MMM Hobart that people involved with the show were notified yesterday.</p> <p>“Yesterday people involved with the show were told that it’s finishing.” Ford explained.</p> <p>The game show involves 100 people being surveyed on a range of questions, just like in <em>Family Feud</em>. However, in <em>Pointless</em>, contestants have to pick the least known answer. If you know something no one knew, you don’t get any points at all, which is the aim of the game.</p> <p>The game show was hosted by Dr Andrew Rochford and Mark Humphries.</p> <p>Although the show is popular in the UK, with 19 seasons and still going strong, it wasn’t able to get the viewer ratings it needed to stay in the prime-time spot of 6pm.</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"> <p dir="ltr"><a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/pointlessAU?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#pointlessAU</a> It’s the little things I miss, the chats with the contestants, What do you do? You’re retired, what did you do? The best thing about Pointless is the connection between the hosts and the contestants. You’re missing that.</p> — Lisa (@Mrs_Rittenhouse) <a href="https://twitter.com/Mrs_Rittenhouse/status/1021311051768389632?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">July 23, 2018</a></blockquote> <p>Many viewers who were fans of the UK version of the show felt that the Australian version was too “rushed”.</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-conversation="none" data-lang="en"> <p dir="ltr">Trying to fit a 55 minute show into a 22 minute format. DoA sadly</p> — Byron Reynolds (@byronaway) <a href="https://twitter.com/byronaway/status/1021312822414737408?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">July 23, 2018</a></blockquote> <p>However, those who are missing Grant Denyer and the laughs accompanied with <em>Family Feud</em> should keep their eyes out for a familiar face on their screens soon, as Ford mentioned that the show might be coming back.</p> <p>“They are looking at options... now one of those options could even be to bring back<span> </span><em>Family Feud</em>, they’ve got the set there ready to go," media commentator Ford told the MMM Hobart 107.3 radio hosts.</p> <p>Would you like to see Grant Denyer and <span> </span><em>Family Feud</em><span> </span>return to your TV screen? Let us know in the comments.</p>

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The brilliant one-liner Kochie delivered during Sunrise interview

<p><em>Sunrise</em> host David Koch has hit Anthony Mundine with the cold hard truth after the “retired” boxer announced his comeback.</p> <p>Appearing on the breakfast show on Thursday morning, Mundine spoke about his boxing career and the infamous moment Jeff Horn obliterated the athlete in 96 seconds in November last year.</p> <p>The former rugby league star followed the embarrassing moment with a plea for a rematch, but Horn refused, saying Mundine was “past his best”.</p> <p>Now, in the hopes to come face-to-face with Horn again, Mundine told Koch and the <em>Sunrise</em> team that he’s coming out of retirement, with his first match against Aussie Michael Zerafa.</p> <p>“Mate, you are the John Farnham of boxing,” Koch wittingly said in response to Mundine’s announcement.</p> <p>The 43-year-old refused to bow down to the comments, as he still believes he has the potential to fight the country’s best boxers.</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en-gb"> <p dir="ltr">"The man can't go out like that"<a href="https://twitter.com/Anthony_Mundine?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@Anthony_Mundine</a> is officially coming OUT of retirement! 👊🏻 <a href="https://t.co/0VwrJFylDq">pic.twitter.com/0VwrJFylDq</a></p> — Sunrise (@sunriseon7) <a href="https://twitter.com/sunriseon7/status/1093261870478196736?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">6 February 2019</a></blockquote> <p>“I don’t know about that man. I might be the new Michael Jackson,” said Mundine.</p> <p>“I’m going to come back from the dead. You’re all going to see it.</p> <p>“I just want to get back with Jeff Horn and we will see what happens. Obviously, if I lose again, I’m done. It’s finished. It’s over. But I really feel like I’m feeling too good and too fresh. I’m still feeling great.”</p> <p>Mundine went on to say that after speaking with Horn’s team, the only way to get a rematch is to play against other fighters.</p> <p>“After reflecting on the last fight, I wanted to sail into the sunset.</p> <p>“I wanted to win that fight and sail off into the sunset and live happily ever after, but you know, the way things turned out through God’s will, I really feel that The Man can’t go out like that.</p> <p>“I can’t go out in that fashion. I need to make sure I go out with a victory.</p> <p>“I need to get back and try and match Jeff Horn, but they want me to have a win or two first.”</p>

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Meet Jett Kenny! Lisa Curry’s son set to appear on Dancing With The Stars

<p>Jett Kenny is the 24-year-old son of former champion swimmer Lisa Curry and former Ironman champion Grant Kenny.</p> <p>However, despite his famous parents, Jett is quickly making a name for himself on his own terms.</p> <p>He’s set to appear on <em>Dancing With The Stars</em> after competing in<span> </span><em>Australian Ninja Warrior</em><span> </span>last year and also appearing in<span> </span><em>The Real Full Monty. </em></p> <p><em><img style="width: 500px; height:281.25px;" src="/media/7823347/jett-dancing-with-the-stars.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/3dc7ee9c5bbb4de08012ec4d038f7476" /></em></p> <p>When he's on on TV, Jett works as a professional lifeguard and follows an intense exercise regime to ensure he’s able to save the lives of those who enter the water.</p> <p>"My fitness is surf lifesaving-based, which involves training twice a day every day, then once on Saturday with a rest on Sunday," he told <a rel="noopener" href="https://www.nowtolove.com.au/health/fitness/jett-kenny-ninja-warrior-australia-2018-lisa-curry-grant-kenny-49750" target="_blank">Now To Love</a> last November.</p> <p>"I've started swimming again after a few years off and my alarm goes off at 4:20 am in the morning. I swim for an hour at 5am, then go to work, then afternoons on the water in the ocean," he said.</p> <p>"4:20 alarms aren't the most exciting things at the moment. I slept in my tracksuit pants last night and had my jumper in my bed with me, rolled out of bed, put my uggies on, then got in the car.”</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/Btc_AL8BS7v/?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/Btc_AL8BS7v/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_medium=loading" target="_blank">A post shared by Jett Kenny (@jertkenny)</a> on Feb 4, 2019 at 12:18am PST</p> </div> </blockquote> <p>However, despite coming from sporting royalty – his mum has 15 gold medals from swimming in the Olympics and his dad is a former champion ironman – Jett hasn’t let this get to his head.</p> <p>"I always say that I don't think I'd be where I am today if my parents weren't who they are," Jett told <a rel="noopener" href="https://www.who.com.au/jett-kenny-doesnt-get-a-lot-of-attention-from-girls" target="_blank"><em>Who</em></a> magazine.</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/Bqt-SMEBa3v/?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/Bqt-SMEBa3v/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_medium=loading" target="_blank">A post shared by Jett Kenny (@jertkenny)</a> on Nov 28, 2018 at 1:04am PST</p> </div> </blockquote> <p>"People say it's fine to just have a pretty face, but if there's nothing behind it then it's a bit dull and boring. People want smart and sexy. You need to have something else going for you," he added. </p> <p>Despite being fit, intelligent and a part-time model, there’s no telling yet whether or not this translates into Jett being a good dancer.</p> <p>Will you be watching<span> </span><em>Dancing With The Stars</em><span> </span>when it premieres on February 18? Let us know in the comments.</p>

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Katherine Kelly Lang's dramatic health ordeal: "I got so weak so fast"

<p>Katherine Kelly Lang couldn’t contain her emotions as she was eliminated from Australia’s <em>I’m a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here!</em></p> <p><em>The Bold and The Beautiful </em>star was eliminated after being in the jungle for just a week. Lang was the fourth celebrity to be eliminated from the show.</p> <p>"I'm so disappointed! I just wanted to do better," the star sobbed after hearing the news.</p> <p>However, host Dr Chris Brown, tried his best to ease her disappointment by saying: <span>"No! 'You are happiness and light personified!"</span></p> <p>Now that Lang is out of the jungle and into the world again, she has shared what it was like being in the jungle.</p> <p><img style="width: 0px; height: 0px;" src="/media/7823308/katherine-and-justin.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/3a585ff3ca1b4e318f8f050a73c1d85e" /></p> <p>Although the star was put through her paces and had to face her fears head on, this wasn’t without backlash from her body and her mind.</p> <p>"I got so weak, so fast," she told <a rel="noopener" href="https://www.nowtolove.com.au/reality-tv/im-a-celebrity-get-me-out-of-here/im-a-celebrity-katherine-kelly-lang-eliminated-53995" target="_blank">Now To Love</a>.</p> <p>"I didn't know what was wrong with me, but I was losing like a pound a day – by the end of it I've lost 10 pounds (4.5kgs)."</p> <p>However, her time in the jungle has cleared her system and her head.</p> <p>“When you put yourself in that position you kind of realise how blessed you are. You realise how lucky you are to have a great job and to have an amazing family,” Lang explained.</p> <p>“So much of that you take for granted, but when you're stripped of it and when you're put in that situation, you really appreciate the things that you do have.”</p> <p>Lang has decided to take some time to recuperate from the intense stress being in the jungle has put her through.</p> <p>“I lost a lot of weight in a short period of time, so I need to get some of my strength back – I'm going to eat a little bit more protein and more green juices with lots of vitamins and minerals.</p> <p>“I did feel so weak on that diet. But it's ultimately cleaned out my system, so now I don't want to eat a bunch of junk – I want to continue to a healthy routine and I'm going to try and maintain it.”</p> <p>Did you watch Katherine Kelly Lang’s time in the jungle on<em><span> </span>I'm A Celebrity... Get Met Out Of Here</em>? Let us know in the comments.</p>

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Sylvia Jeffreys' announces big news!

<p>She may have stepped down from her position as newsreader on the<span> </span><em>Today</em><span> </span>show last year, but Sylvia Jeffrey’s hasn’t let the minor speed-bump stop her from flourishing.</p> <p>Nine Network has confirmed that the veteran journalist will be working across “several departments” in 2019.</p> <p>Speaking to <a rel="noopener" href="https://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-6665483/Channel-Nine-confirms-Sylvia-Jeffreys-moving-Current-Affair.html" target="_blank"><em>Daily Mail Australia</em></a>, a spokesperson for Nine said: “Sylvia is working on some projects close to her heart across several departments, including<span> </span><em>A Current Affair.</em>”</p> <p>The exciting news comes after the 32-year-old was photographed arriving at Nine’s headquarters in Willoughby, Sydney last week.</p> <p>Her departure from the<span> </span><em>Today</em><span> </span>show was announced on December 23, with Sylvia issuing an emotional farewell through a statement.</p> <p>“I’ve loved and embraced every minute of my<span> </span><em>Today</em><span> </span>show chapter and I’m thrilled to sink my teeth into a brand new project,” she said.</p> <p>“Opportunity often knocks when you least expect it and I’m ready to dive right in to what’s ahead of me.”</p> <p>And while she climbs up the corporate ladder, the newsreader isn’t quite ready to leap into the next stages of her personal life.</p> <p>With rumours rife about her expecting a child with former<span> </span><em>Weekend Today</em>co-host and husband Peter Stefanovic, the journalist was forced to deny those claims last month.</p> <p>“Nope, not pregnant … Thanks for the casual reminder to wear Spanx on all public outings,” she wrote on social media. </p> <p><span>Will you be watching Sylvia Jeffreys on </span><em>A Current Affair</em><span>?</span><span> Tell us in the comments below. </span></p>

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New Gogglebox Australia cast has just been announced!

<p>With the premiere of season nine of <em>Gogglebox Australia</em> only two days away, the show has announced the latest family to join the show.</p> <p>They are a brother and sister duo called Tim and Leanne.</p> <p>The pair are of Malaysian heritage and are very close.</p> <p>In a statement <a rel="noopener" href="https://www.lifestyle.com.au/tv/gogglebox-season-9-new-family-tim-leanne.aspx" target="_blank">released on Lifestyle Australia</a>, the pair seem to do everything together.</p> <p>“They blog together, eat together and drink together,” the statement explained.</p> <p><img style="width: 500px; height:250px;" src="/media/7823205/timleanne1.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/140b25d041da47839afe8cbf78ecd4ba" /></p> <p>“Family is incredibly important to both of them and since Tim came out, Leanne has been a huge support mechanism for him and a big advocate for LGBTQI rights.”</p> <p>“Their 11 year age gap doesn’t stop the pair from being both equally loud and assertive in their individual opinions. However, when it comes to TV they’re both passionate about cooking shows – if people are cooking or eating it, chances are they are watching it.”</p> <p>The statement then goes on to state what families are still on the show: “Tim and Leanne will join returning cast including bubbly Greek best friends Anastasia and Faye; happily married couple Lee and Keith; the adorable and sports-crazy Jackson Family; the fun-loving and cricket-mad Delpechitra Family.</p> <p>“They also join best mates Adam and Symon; dealers in Indigenous Art Mick and Di; the close-knit Dalton Family; married couple Matty and Sarah Marie and their friend Jad; and the three generations of women in the Silbery Family.”</p> <p>Will you be watching the new series of <em>Gogglebox Australia</em>? Let us know in the comments.</p>

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“I was intimidated, harassed”: Bernard Tomic breaks silence on Lleyton Hewitt feud

<p>Bernard Tomic has firmly stood his ground regarding his threat to “knock out” Lleyton Hewitt if he comes close to him, but denies harassing his family members, saying that the allegation by Hewitt is “one of the lowest things I’ve ever heard from him”.</p> <p>Tomic also alleged that in 2010, when he was only 16 years old, he was “harassed” and “intimidated” by Hewitt, a claim that he says will be revealed soon.</p> <p>Appearing on Nine’s <em>60 Minutes</em> alongside his father John, the 26-year-old finally broke his silence regarding the controversial Australian Open press conference where he ignited a feud with Hewitt.</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"> <p dir="ltr">Bernard Tomic confirms he threatened to “knock out” Lleyton Hewitt if he came one metre from him, but denies ever threatening Hewitt’s family and children <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/60Mins?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#60Mins</a> <a href="https://t.co/qY3clpcYcT">pic.twitter.com/qY3clpcYcT</a></p> — 60 Minutes Australia (@60Mins) <a href="https://twitter.com/60Mins/status/1092007062827982848?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">February 3, 2019</a></blockquote> <p>“I’m only speaking the honest truth of what I know, what I think and what a lot of people know, but are too afraid to come out and say,” said Tomic.</p> <p>Early in the tournament, Hewitt told the press that Tomic had blackmailed and made “physical threats” towards him and his family.</p> <p>Tomic, who didn’t seem remorseful in the slightest, admitted that he threatened the 37-year-old, but furiously denied any involvement of family members.</p> <p>“Yeah, I did message him. I said exactly the words, ‘I will knock you out if you come one metre from me’, and he knows that. I stand by that,” said Tomic.</p> <p>“But did I mention his family? That’s pretty low. Mention family, kids, and stuff? How low do you have to be, I think that’s one of the lowest things I’ve ever heard from him.</p> <p>“I stand by my threats to him, but not to his family.</p> <p>“I’ve never threatened kids. Absolutely not. That’s so wrong. That’s really low. For him to say that, that’s really low. To go that low and make me look like that, now he’s said that, maybe if he comes two metres from me (laughs).”</p> <p>The interview with Allison Langdon proved that the tennis star had not been affected by the media circus his feud has caused.</p> <p> </p>

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Katherine Kelly Lang and Richard Reid reveal what Ellen is really like: "She's not that nice"

<p>Two teammates on the Australian reality TV series <em>I'm a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here</em> shared a surprising revelation in the jungle on Wednesday night.</p> <p>The episode featured some revealing comments from the <em>Bold And The Beautiful</em> star, Katherine Kelly Lang and notorious entertainment reporter Richard Reid while they discussed who they thought the worst celebrity to work with was.</p> <p>The conversation started with <em>Gogglebox Australia</em>'s Angie Kent asking Reid who else was a “moll” in Hollywood.</p> <p>“Ellen, not nice,” the reporter replied.</p> <p>“Ellen who?” <em>Bold And The Beautiful </em>star Lang asked to which Reid responded: “DeGeneres.”</p> <p>Lang was not surprised by this claim, admitting she had “heard that before” about the US talk show host.</p> <p>“She’s great to watch and on her show and everything, but I think her personality is completely different when you get her behind the scenes,” Lang said.</p> <p>“I heard it’s hard to work on her show,” Reid claimed.</p> <p>“Oh, because she’s bossy or something?” the American actress asked, which Reid nodded in agreement.</p> <p>Kent failed to hide her shock, saying it was “really disappointing” to find out cult favourite DeGeneres had a bad reputation.</p> <p>This is not the first time rumours have swirled around working with DeGeneres. Over the years the TV personality has had to clarify allegations of being a questionable character to work with off-camera.</p> <p>“That bugs me if someone is saying that because it’s an outright lie,” DeGeneres said, disarming all the rumours in an <a href="https://www.nytimes.com/2018/12/12/arts/television/ellen-degeneres.html">interview with the <em>New York Times</em>.</a></p> <p>“The first day I said: ‘The one thing I want is everyone here to be happy and proud of where they work, and if not, don’t work here.’"</p> <p>The talk-show star added about her workplace conditions, “No one is going to raise their voice or not be grateful. That’s the rule to this day.”</p>

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“The show went too far”: My Kitchen Rules judges admit to making mistakes last season

<p><em>My Kitchen Rules</em> and drama have always coincided with one another. There’s no show without the pettiness, and many viewers often tune in just to witness the latest argument that the contestants are cooking up.</p> <p>But with last year’s season including a whirlwind of emotions, judges Pete Evans, Manu Feildel and Colin Fassnidge admit that the show may have taken it a step too far.</p> <p>While each season has their fair share of interesting contestants, last year it was Sonya and Hadil who stirred the pot, to the point where they had to be “excused from the table” and eventually disqualified from the show – marking a first in<em> MKR</em> history.</p> <p>Now, with the hit cooking show entering its 10<sup>th</sup> season, the judges are adamant that things will be run very differently.</p> <p>“It was a very uncomfortable situation for us all and not one we ever want to be in again,” said judge Manu to <em><a href="https://www.nowtolove.com.au/reality-tv/my-kitchen-rules/my-kitchen-rules-judges-drama-53646">TV WEEK</a></em>.</p> <p>“There are always opinionated people who like to say what they think, but it needs to be controlled.”</p> <p>And the drama didn’t end there, Sonya and Hadil also threatened fellow contestants Kim and Suong during their instant restaurant.</p> <p>“I’ll come for you, and I’ll come for you, and I’ll come for you, because you’re all disrespectful a**holes,” said a clearly furious Sonya during an episode, as she jabbed her fingers towards the other teams present at the table.</p> <p>Judge Colin knew the situation had gotten out of hand when his wife Jane stopped his two young daughters – Maeve and Lily – from watching the show.</p> <p>“My kids are a great barometer,” he said.</p> <p>“If my wife won’t let them watch certain episodes, then I’m like, ‘Yeah, we have a problem here.’ When the show went a bit haywire, my wife just put a stop to it. It upset me, because I spend six months of my life doing this.</p> <p>“I had my concerns, and I didn’t enjoy what was going on. It annoys me because that’s not why I joined [<em>MKR</em>]. It’s made us more determined to come back and sort it out.”</p> <p>And now, with the new season fast approaching, the three judges are proud of what they have achieved this season and said that the show “couldn’t have done any better”.</p> <p>Manu also revealed that it’s quite easy to spot the contestants who have ulterior motives.</p> <p>“Every team is there for a different reason,” he said. “Some are there for the cash, some for a life change and some to be on TV. You never know until you sit around the table.</p> <p>“But if they’re not there for the right reason, they go pretty quickly.”</p> <p>But despite the incessant bickering, Manu says the show wouldn’t be complete without a little bit of confrontation.</p> <p>“It’s a part of the recipe for the show’s success – you need a little bit of spice to make it work!” he said through a laugh.</p> <p>Fellow judge Pete agreed with those sentiments, saying <em>MKR</em> is unpredictable and the audience never knows what to expect.</p> <p>“Every single year there’s been some sort of drama,” Pete said. “I think people forget that it’s a competition to win a lot of money – and they’re passionate home cooks trying to prove they’re the best.</p> <p>“The drama unfolds regardless. I guess it depends on what the viewers focus on. The drama is one element, but I focus on the food and the stories. I see a lot of joy, hard work and dedication.</p> <p>“From my perspective, the cooking and the cast are the strongest we’ve ever had. All the boxes are ticked for it to be the strongest year.”</p> <p>Are you going to be tuning into <em>My Kitchen Rules</em> this year? Let us know in the comments below.</p> <p><em>My Kitchen Rules starts Monday, January 28, 7pm on Channel Seven. </em></p>

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Another Today show star confirms they are leaving

<p>Tim Gilbert has announced his departure from the<span> </span><em>Today</em><span> </span>show marking January 12 his last day.</p> <p>On Tuesday, the 51-year-old journalist took to Twitter to share the news, saying: “What a beautiful bunch you all are just confirming Friday will be my last day on @thetodayshow.”</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en-gb"> <p dir="ltr">What a beautiful bunch you all are just confirming Friday will be my last day on @thetodayahow we are going to have a blast for the rest of the week like we have for the last five years it will be nice to unplug the alarm for a while ❤️ <a href="https://t.co/HUSkTgPoAX">https://t.co/HUSkTgPoAX</a></p> — Tim Gilbert (@TimgGilbert) <a href="https://twitter.com/TimgGilbert/status/1082531604415668225?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">8 January 2019</a></blockquote> <p>He continued saying: “We are going to have a blast for the rest of the week like we have for the last five years it will be nice to unplug the alarm for a while.”</p> <p>After making the announcement, fellow<span> </span><em>Today</em><span> </span>show colleagues offered words of encouragement to the breakfast show star.</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/BsXS82-AGmV/?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/BsXS82-AGmV/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_medium=loading" target="_blank">Sorry I haven’t done this before but to all of you beautiful people that have sent such heartfelt messages Josie and me and the kids are so thankful we really do appreciate it❤️😍</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/timmygilbert67/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_medium=loading" target="_blank"> Tim Gilbert</a> (@timmygilbert67) on Jan 7, 2019 at 10:45pm PST</p> </div> </blockquote> <p>Deborah Knight wrote, “Tim you are a treasure,” and Trevor Long kept it simple with a fist-bump emoji.</p> <p>Gilbert has been with Nine Network since 1996.</p> <p>His departure comes after a complete switch in the line up for the morning show, with media insiders describing the shake-up as a “bloodbath”.</p>

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Viewers' hilarious reactions to decluttering guru's new Netflix show Tidying Up

<p>Following the global success of her books, decluttering guru Marie Kondo has finally taken Netflix by storm with her new show <em>Tidying Up with Marie Kondo</em>.</p> <p>In the eight-episode series, Kondo helped her American clients rid everyday clutter and organise their belongings using the KonMari method, which focuses on the question: “Does it spark joy?”</p> <p><iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/WvyeapVBLWY" frameborder="0" allow="accelerometer; autoplay; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture" allowfullscreen=""></iframe></p> <p>The show, which was aptly released on January 1, has attracted great attention, with audiences flocking to Twitter to share their two cents about the show. The following tweets are ones that spark joy for us.</p> <p>Many have been inspired to clean up.</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"> <p dir="ltr">No joke guys, I made my step kids (5 and 9) watch an episode of Tidying Up with Marie Kondo yesterday. We then spent the whole day KonMarie-ing their bedroom and they loved it! Who knew it worked in kids too? <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/sparkjoy?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#sparkjoy</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/TidyingUp?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#TidyingUp</a> <a href="https://t.co/xefg9mvwAt">pic.twitter.com/xefg9mvwAt</a></p> — Miss Angie (@MySoCalledChaos) <a href="https://twitter.com/MySoCalledChaos/status/1081983965806743552?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">January 6, 2019</a></blockquote> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"> <p dir="ltr">After watching one episode of Tidying Up with Marie Kondo on Netflix: <a href="https://t.co/Gp1g8EAgXl">pic.twitter.com/Gp1g8EAgXl</a></p> — Faizal Rosly (@ijaicool) <a href="https://twitter.com/ijaicool/status/1081868204341833729?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">January 6, 2019</a></blockquote> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"> <p dir="ltr">Me after watching one episode of <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/MarieKondo?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#MarieKondo</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/thankyou?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#thankyou</a> <a href="https://t.co/zBVooZ9dyZ">pic.twitter.com/zBVooZ9dyZ</a></p> — Kaci✨ (@kaci_rachelle) <a href="https://twitter.com/kaci_rachelle/status/1082348784397496320?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">January 7, 2019</a></blockquote> <p> </p> <p>Some take it to the next level.</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"> <p dir="ltr">I don’t care about the Marie Kondo book debate, I just wanna know why she doesn’t ask the women if their husbands truly spark joy or if they should be thanked and removed.</p> — Amy Gray (@_AmyGray_) <a href="https://twitter.com/_AmyGray_/status/1081838920977899521?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">January 6, 2019</a></blockquote> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"> <p dir="ltr">how to tidy up your friendships with the Marie Kondo method:<br /><br />1. hold your friend up<br />2. check if your friend sparks joy<br />3. if no, thank your friend and put them in the trash</p> — Tze Hern (@zhrent) <a href="https://twitter.com/zhrent/status/1082182693998055424?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">January 7, 2019</a></blockquote> <p> </p> <p>Some see the opportunities.</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"> <p dir="ltr">Me waiting for the thrift stores to fill up with all the good stuff now bc of this Marie Kondo Netflix special <a href="https://t.co/YtJvf7Gm2M">pic.twitter.com/YtJvf7Gm2M</a></p> — Kat (@rasberet) <a href="https://twitter.com/rasberet/status/1082140149796941824?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">January 7, 2019</a></blockquote> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"> <p dir="ltr">I'm very pumped for all the dumb expensive stuff my neighbors are going to give away in our building after watching Marie Kondo on Netflix.</p> — Sam Sanders (@DreamSong77) <a href="https://twitter.com/DreamSong77/status/1080139322521780226?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">January 1, 2019</a></blockquote> <p> </p> <p>Some are sceptical of her ideas.</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"> <p dir="ltr">Do NOT listen to Marie Kondo or Konmari in relation to books. Fill your apartment &amp; world with them. I don’t give a shite if you throw out your knickers and Tupperware but the woman is very misguided about BOOKS. Every human needs a v extensive library not clean, boring shelves</p> — Anakana Schofield (@AnakanaSchofiel) <a href="https://twitter.com/AnakanaSchofiel/status/1080957281636835328?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">January 3, 2019</a></blockquote> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"> <p dir="ltr">Marie Kondo: “Does this sweater spark joy?”<br /><br />Werner Herzog: “Joy is a strange notion. I am just not made for it. It has never been a goal of mine; I do not think in those terms.”</p> — hikikomori povich (@SarahSahim) <a href="https://twitter.com/SarahSahim/status/1082007778821107715?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">January 6, 2019</a></blockquote> <p> </p> <p>Some take to conclude that attempts at self-improvement are futile.</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"> <p dir="ltr">After a heated discussion with Marie Kondo i’ve decided to throw myself in the trash.</p> — Kashana (@kashanacauley) <a href="https://twitter.com/kashanacauley/status/1082284404779638784?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">January 7, 2019</a></blockquote> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"> <p dir="ltr">oops, i accidentally threw every thing away when i tried to marie kondo my home because nothing makes me feel joy</p> — jonny sun (@jonnysun) <a href="https://twitter.com/jonnysun/status/1082019330978533376?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">January 6, 2019</a></blockquote> <p> </p> <p>Have you watched Marie Kondo's new show<span> </span><em>Tidying Up</em><span> </span>on Netflix? What do you think about the show? Let us know in the comments below. </p>

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Lisa Wilkinson's very good point about the new Today show line-up

<p>After Nine Network announced the new line-up for the <em>Today</em> show, the team could not have been more excited as they took to social media to share the happy news.</p> <p>But it was former co-host Lisa Wilkinson who had a few choice words on the highly anticipated announcement.</p> <p>Channel Nine revealed on Saturday that Deb Knight will be replacing Karl Stefanovic and co-host the program alongside Georgie Gardner. Other new additions include Tom Steinfort who replaces Sylvia Jeffreys as newsreader and Tony Jones taking over Tim Gilbert as sports presenter.</p> <p>But despite the happy revelations, Lisa Wilkinson – who famously quit the show due to pay disparities in October 2017 made a fair point as she critiqued the reporting style of a newspaper story on the new lineup.</p> <p>Taking to Instagram, Wilkinson wished the new team good luck alongside a photo of the newspaper report before pointing out the choice of words the publication used.</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/BsRdR8flFMb/?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/BsRdR8flFMb/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_medium=loading" target="_blank">Warmest congratulations to the fab new team just announced for @thetodayshow of @georgiegardner9 @deborah_knight @tomsteinfort and @tonyjones9 . I sincerely wish them all the very best in the Breakfast TV wars ahead. But as my media studies student daughter noted to me, why oh why oh why, in the reporting of the new team do the ages of the women need to be pointed out, while the ages of the men are clearly regarded as irrelevant? Similarly, Deb being a mum-of-three is considered significant, but Tony being a dad isn’t? I don’t understand. And we obviously have a long way to go when it comes to #genderequity.</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/lisa_wilkinson/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_medium=loading" target="_blank"> Lisa Wilkinson</a> (@lisa_wilkinson) on Jan 5, 2019 at 4:20pm PST</p> </div> </blockquote> <p>“Warmest congratulations to the fab new team just announced,” wrote Wilkinson.</p> <p>“I sincerely wish them all the very best in the breakfast wars ahead.</p> <p>“But as my media studies daughter noted to me, why oh why oh why, in the reporting of the new team do the ages of the women need to be pointed out while the men’s don’t? Similarly, Deb (Knight) being a mum of three is considered significant, but Tony (Jones) being a dad isn’t?</p> <p>“I don’t understand,” she wrote.</p> <p>“We obviously have a long way to go when it comes to gender equity (sic).”</p> <p>This isn’t the first time Knight and Gardner’s ages have been published, as Nine’s own site, <em><a rel="noopener" href="https://honey.nine.com.au/" target="_blank">9Honey</a> </em>have used the same style of reporting as the one Wilkinson deemed problematic.</p> <p>This is the first time Wilkinson has commented on the <em>Today</em> show since Karl Stefanovic’s sacking, where she offered her well wishes. </p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"> <p dir="ltr">Pumped to be joining <a href="https://twitter.com/TheTodayShow?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@TheTodayShow</a> - and how good to be doing it with legends like <a href="https://twitter.com/GeorgieG?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@GeorgieG</a> &amp; <a href="https://twitter.com/deborah_knight?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@deborah_knight</a> &amp; <a href="https://twitter.com/TJch9?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@TJch9</a>! We launch at the Aus Open on Jan 14....I propose a high stakes mixed doubles tournament between the new gang on day one 🎾</p> — Tom Steinfort (@tomsteinfort) <a href="https://twitter.com/tomsteinfort/status/1081669931815428097?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">January 5, 2019</a></blockquote> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"> <p dir="ltr">Excited to say I’m joining <a href="https://twitter.com/TheTodayShow?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@TheTodayShow</a> on a permanent basis - joining <a href="https://twitter.com/GeorgieG?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@GeorgieG</a> and <a href="https://twitter.com/tomsteinfort?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@tomsteinfort</a> on a show I’ve always loved working on. The team is terrific. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/iwakeupwithtoday?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#iwakeupwithtoday</a></p> — deborah knight (@deborah_knight) <a href="https://twitter.com/deborah_knight/status/1081521362902999040?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">January 5, 2019</a></blockquote> <p>The show, which is back on air the same time as the Australian Open on January 14, had Steinfort proposing a “high stakes mixed doubles tournament” while Knight took the gracious route and tweeted how she’s “always loved working on” the show.</p>

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TV legends Bert and Patti Newton are grandparents again!

<p>Lauren Newton welcomed a baby girl on Thursday making her a mother for the fifth time.</p> <p>The daughter of Australian TV legends Bert and Patti Newton took to Instagram to share the happy news.</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/BsJx6elgwth/?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/BsJx6elgwth/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_medium=loading" target="_blank">Then there were 5! Welcome to our beautiful Perla Dolly Newton Welsh. We are all thrilled and she really is a doll xx</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/laurenelisenewton/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_medium=loading" target="_blank"> Lauren Newton</a> (@laurenelisenewton) on Jan 2, 2019 at 4:46pm PST</p> </div> </blockquote> <p>“Then there were five! Welcome to our beautiful Perla Dolly Newton Welsh. We are all thrilled, and she really is a doll,” she wrote alongside a photo of baby Perla with her four older siblings.</p> <p>Lauren is a mother to sons Sam, 11, and Monty, 2, and daughters Eva, 9, and Lola, 6. Her five kids are all with her husband, former Olympic swimmer Matt Welsh, 42, who she has been married to for 13 years.</p> <p>The 38-year-old shared the news of her pregnancy through Instagram back in July, saying: “Can’t believe this gorgeous four will become five at the end of the year!</p> <p>“It will be busy but wonderful. I am lucky to have some great little helpers!” she wrote.</p> <p>Throughout her pregnancy, Lauren provided regular updates on her journey through her social media channels.</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/BrhKLcEgb2B/?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/BrhKLcEgb2B/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_medium=loading" target="_blank">All hands on deck to get the shot just right. Thanks for the pic @jenwun you never disappoint 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/laurenelisenewton/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_medium=loading" target="_blank"> Lauren Newton</a> (@laurenelisenewton) on Dec 17, 2018 at 10:10pm PST</p> </div> </blockquote> <p>“Counting down the days. I’ve been told it’s a big baby. It’s probably all the Milo I’ve been having!” she wrote on her Instagram account right before Christmas.</p> <p>Speaking to the <a rel="noopener" href="https://www.heraldsun.com.au/" target="_blank">Herald Sun</a> in 2016, 80-year-old Bert shared his joy of being a grandfather and how he and his wife Patti, 73, aim to see their grandchildren and daughter every day.</p> <p>“They wouldn’t realise it at the moment, but they have made this one of the happiest times of my life,” he said when speaking about his grandchildren.</p> <p>“There is that old saying, ‘The wonderful thing about being a grandfather, or grandparent, is that you give the kids back.’</p> <p>“But in the case of Patti and myself, we don’t want to.”</p> <p>Congratulations to the Newton-Welsh family! </p>

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The one Christmas gift Sonia Kruger definitely won’t be getting this year

<p>Sonia Kruger’s Christmas Day is going to be spent surrounded by family and eating plenty of good food, but there’s one thing that she definitely won’t be getting, and that’s a good night’s sleep.</p> <p>After hosting Vision Australia’s Carols by Candlelight on Christmas Eve, the<span> </span><em>Today Extra</em><span> </span>host predicts she’ll get the chance to hop into bed no earlier than 3 am on December 25.</p> <p>And since she’s a mum of a bubbly 3-year-old, she already knows there is no chance of her sleeping in.</p> <p>“I think the likelihood of that happening is pretty much nil to bupkis, really. Maggie will be so excited about the fact Santa’s visited,” she told <a rel="noopener" href="https://honey.nine.com.au/2018/12/20/08/29/sonia-kruger-christmas" target="_blank"><em>9Honey</em></a>.</p> <p>“I have survived on not very much sleep before, so I think it’ll be OK. That’s what I should have asked Santa for – ‘all I want to Christmas is an afternoon nap.’”</p> <p>Sonia will be spending Christmas with her partner Craig, Maggie and the rest of family at her home in Sydney.</p> <p>She reveals that she is “not the most organised person” when it comes to the holidays, and with her packed schedule in the lead up to Christmas, it’s easy to understand why.</p> <p>“I sort of go into a bit of Christmas denial insofar as the practical aspects of it are concerned,” she said.</p> <p>“I love all the trimmings, but doing grocery shopping? Nup. I’ll leave that to Craig because he actually quite enjoys it.”</p> <p>But one thing that she immediately gets on board with is setting up the house for the festive season.</p> <p>“The Christmas tree is a really big deal for us now, so on December 1 we went and got all our decorations and we decided to do a pink and silver themed Christmas tree,” she said.</p> <p>“I’ve become a bit obsessed with fairy lights too, I’ve got to say. One strand is not enough, you just keep going. I can see why people end up with their houses completely covered in fairy lights.”</p> <p>And just like her co-host David Campbell, Sonia cannot wait to host the annual <em>Carols by Candlelight</em> in Melbourne.</p> <p>“To me, it’s event television. You’re not often on stage with an enormous orchestra, the stage is beautifully set, the performers all immaculately dressed … and the audience is there to have a great night,” she said.</p> <p>“Everyone comes together in the spirit of celebrating Christmas and also giving back to part of society that can use the support.”</p>

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