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Home and Away’s Ray Meagher says it’s “fabulous” to return to work

<div class="post_body_wrapper"> <div class="post_body"> <div class="body_text "> <p>Channel Seven’s long-running drama<span> </span><em>Home and Away</em><span> </span>has resumed filming after a nine-week shut down due to coronavirus.</p> <p>The show hasn’t been filmed since March, but the longest serving cast member is eager to get started.</p> <p>Ray Meagher, who plays beloved Alf Stewart, is excited to return after two months in isolation.</p> <p>“It is so fabulous to be back on set and to get out of the house,” Ray Meagher told<span> </span><em><a rel="noopener" href="https://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/entertainment/sydney-confidential/home-and-away-resumes-filming-after-9week-coronavirus-break/news-story/ff6ccb60852f8bb7dfa7b772ef865074" target="_blank">Confidential</a></em>.</p> <p>“It’s wonderful to be here — we just need to keep our wits about us and make sure we all do the right things.</p> <p>“When you first arrive, it’s a temperature test, and once you’ve passed that then you wash your hands … in fact my hands are cleaner than they’ve ever been, I reckon I could perform open-heart surgery.”</p> <p>Meagher was quick to explain that their management are following protocol.</p> <p>“There are signs everywhere that our management are following the protocols to a tee, which is fantastic because now that we’re back, we want to stay back so we’re all very conscious of doing it the right way.”</p> <p>A spokesman for Channel Seven has confirmed this.</p> <p>“A range of measures will be in place to minimise risk for the cast and crew, to be overseen by dedicated safety officers.</p> <p>The measures include temperature check on arrival, increased hygiene practices and rigorous cleaning schedules.”</p> <p>Actors will also be able to socially distance on set thanks to some clever rewrites, the spokesperson continued.</p> <p>“Scripts will also be reworked to reduce closer contact, in constant consultation with the cast and crew to ensure the health and safety of all,” the statement said. </p> </div> </div> </div>

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"'The virus is afraid of Betty!"

<p>Fans around the world have rejoiced with the news that Golden Girl legend Betty White is safe and well amid the coronavirus pandemic.</p> <p>White, 98, is self-isolating in her home in California, with visits from animal friends, including ducks.</p> <p>"No one permitted in except those who must. Has helpers who are great with her," White's rep said in an email to<span> </span><a rel="noopener" href="https://www.today.com/popculture/betty-white-doing-very-well-despite-coronavirus-pandemic-t182392" target="_blank">Today</a>.</p> <p>"The animal community is watching over her," White's publicist said, adding, "The virus is afraid of Betty!"</p> <p><span>Her friend Tom Sullivan confirmed to </span><a rel="noopener" href="https://www.closerweekly.com/posts/betty-white-gushes-shes-blessed-with-incredibly-good-health/" target="_blank">Closer</a><span> that she is also keeping her mind active during the lockdown.</span></p> <p>“She reads the L.A. Times cover to cover,” he said.</p> <p>“She owns literally thousands of crossword puzzle books and is constantly doing them to keep her mind jumping. This is really serious with her.”</p> <p>As well as keeping her mind active, White has been relaxing with a cocktail or two.</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/BHvKyGOgpwy/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" data-instgrm-version="12"> <div style="padding: 16px;"> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: row; align-items: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 50%; flex-grow: 0; height: 40px; margin-right: 14px; width: 40px;"></div> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: column; flex-grow: 1; justify-content: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; margin-bottom: 6px; width: 100px;"></div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; width: 60px;"></div> </div> </div> <div style="padding: 19% 0;"></div> <div style="display: block; height: 50px; margin: 0 auto 12px; width: 50px;"></div> <div style="padding-top: 8px;"> <div style="color: #3897f0; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: 550; line-height: 18px;">View this post on Instagram</div> </div> <p style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 17px; margin-bottom: 0; margin-top: 8px; overflow: hidden; padding: 8px 0 7px; text-align: center; text-overflow: ellipsis; white-space: nowrap;"><a style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px; text-decoration: none;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/p/BHvKyGOgpwy/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank">A post shared by Betty White (@bettymwhite)</a> on Jul 11, 2016 at 2:54pm PDT</p> </div> </blockquote> <p>“Betty loves to joke that vodka keeps her young,” her friend says with a laugh.</p> <p>“She loves the image of her sitting at home in a rocking chair, drinking a martini and watching game shows, but she’s not really a big drinker. That’s not her. She’ll only take a few sips of a cocktail if the occasion calls for it.”</p> <p>White also has a message to the world.</p> <p>“Betty’s message to the world is to slow down and enjoy what you have: family, friends, your pets,” says the friend.</p> <p>“She says that the pandemic is serious, but we have come through worse. It’s Mother Nature’s way of telling us all to slow down.”</p> <p>White has spent 80 years working in television and has the longest career in the history of television.</p>

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“The Feud’s back baby!”: Grant Denyer and Family Feud return with a modern twist

<div class="post_body_wrapper"> <div class="post_body"> <div class="body_text "> <p>Fans are shocked as Channel 10 has confirmed that Logie-award winning Family Feud will be making a return to TV.</p> <p>Naturally, host Grant Denyer is back too, and the station has announced they are producing a “special 10 episode series” this year.</p> <p>The event will feature families impacted by the bushfires earlier this year, which devastated parts of the nation.</p> <p>"While Australia's favourite game show has enjoyed a rejuvenating 'rest', our frontline workers have spent the last few months showing 2020 who's boss," the statement read.</p> <p>"From devastating bushfires to a global pandemic, Australians have taken a battering, so what better way to show our appreciation to our heroic frontline workers than by asking them, 'Name the first thing you would do if you won $100,000?', which may actually come in handy, because Network 10 is giving these very special families a chance to win up to $100,000."</p> <p>Denyer couldn’t wait to announce the news, as he posted it on his Instagram.</p> <blockquote style="background: #FFF; border: 0; border-radius: 3px; box-shadow: 0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width: 540px; min-width: 326px; padding: 0; width: calc(100% - 2px);" class="instagram-media" data-instgrm-captioned="" data-instgrm-permalink="https://www.instagram.com/p/CAeMPyFnbdm/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" data-instgrm-version="12"> <div style="padding: 16px;"> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: row; align-items: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 50%; flex-grow: 0; height: 40px; margin-right: 14px; width: 40px;"></div> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: column; flex-grow: 1; justify-content: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; margin-bottom: 6px; width: 100px;"></div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; width: 60px;"></div> </div> </div> <div style="padding: 19% 0;"></div> <div style="display: block; height: 50px; margin: 0 auto 12px; width: 50px;"></div> <div style="padding-top: 8px;"> <div style="color: #3897f0; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: 550; line-height: 18px;">View this post on Instagram</div> </div> <p style="margin: 8px 0 0 0; padding: 0 4px;"><a style="color: #000; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px; text-decoration: none; word-wrap: break-word;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/p/CAeMPyFnbdm/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank">Survey says... IT’S BACK BABY 💥</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/grantdenyer/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank"> Grant Denyer</a> (@grantdenyer) on May 21, 2020 at 6:31pm PDT</p> </div> </blockquote> <p>"The Feud's back baby! I can't wait to run amok with more nervous and excited Australian families, to have lots of laughs, forget our troubles and have a damn good time giving away record amounts of cash," he said.</p> <p>"It's the same great game show, for an even greater cause - celebrating the families and workers on the frontline of COVID-19. Bring it on!"</p> </div> </div> </div>

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Lisa McCune opens up about Blue Heelers, being single and living through coronavirus

<p>She may be a four-time Gold Logie winner thanks to her role in the 90’s drama<span> </span><em>Blue Heelers</em>, but Lisa McCune’s 14-year-old daughter is one harsh critic.</p> <p>After watching every episode of the show due to being stuck at home during quarantine, Lisa’s daughter Remy wasn’t impressed.</p> <p>"She'll just bag me," the 49-year-old actor told T<em>he Australian Women’s Weekly</em>, laughing.</p> <p>"She'll just go, 'Oh Mum, you're so bad!' She adores me, I know she does, but they like giving me a hard time as well."</p> <p>Like many parents around the country, Lisa is trying to keep her kids busy as she contemplates an uncertain future.</p> <p>But while her work and home life have become capsized due to COVID-19, not all the adjustments have been unwelcome.</p> <p>“As a family we're talking a lot – I'm insisting everybody have dinner together," says Lisa.</p> <p>"There's a lot of laughter and I think that's because we're all slowing down a little bit."</p> <p>Lisa suspects this period of enforced reflection will change us all.</p> <p>"I read somewhere it's like Mother Nature has sent us to our rooms to have a think about a few things," says Lisa.</p> <p>"In my generation we've had bad things happen, but this could actually be the first time we are going to be living in significant hardship and seeing it around us.</p> <p>"I just want [my children] to help where they can and be good to people. I really think it's going to make them a bit more humble. My daughter hasn't asked for any new sneakers in about three days."</p> <p>Whether it’s lessons on humility, quarrelling with the in-laws or sibling rivalry, family dramas have always made for rich storytelling.</p> <p>"It's full of drama and life," says Lisa, "and that's why we make shows about it all the time."</p> <p>Which is why Lisa was drawn to the Network 10 comedy series<span> </span><em>How to Stay Married</em>, which just launched its second season.</p> <p>Created by<span> </span><em>The Project’s</em><span> </span>Gold Logie-nominated comedian, Peter Helliar, the show focuses on the story of Greg and Em Butler, a suburban couple married for 15 years.</p> <p>It shows the pair trying to keep their love alive amid the day-to-day dramas of surly teens, financial woes and flagging libidos.</p> <p>"I love the fact that, as much as this marriage goes through its ups and downs, it's at its core so full of love and humour," says Lisa. </p> <p>"They're both trying really hard."</p> <p>And according to Lisa, Pete is a joy to work with.</p> <p>"When he gets the giggles he can literally not stop," says Lisa.</p> <p>"It's this internal, I'm-going-to-self-combust laugh – he loses it for up to 30 minutes."</p> <p>For Lisa, assuming the mindset of everywoman Em – who tries, and often fails to balance work and parenting – isn’t a stretch.</p> <p>"I totally get it – the whole thing of wanting to be a great mum but at the same time still wondering what's in life for you," she says.</p> <p>"I think a lot of mums go through that."</p> <p>She may be single but that doesn’t mean she’s parenting solo – “and I don't want that for my kids," she says.</p> <p>She met her ex-husband Tim Disney on the set of<span> </span><em>Blue Heelers</em><span> </span>when he was a props handler, and the two tied the knot in 2000.</p> <p>But despite their separation, the two have an unconventional set up for the sake of their children.</p> <p>"We all live on one property so we're here for the kids – we have to because our work is so all over the place," she says.</p> <p>"Tim and I are very much dual parenting. We are all over them as parents. I think it takes two people a lot of the time."</p> <p>While she's open to dating "at some point", Lisa brushes off questions about her love-life, suggesting that romance is the least of her priorities at the moment.</p> <p>"I don't really think about any of that," she says. "I have a really full, rich life and things will come and go as they're meant to."</p>

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Lisa Wilkinson uncovers "raw and real" family truth

<p>Lisa Wilkinson admits her upcoming appearance on the SBS genealogy series <em>Who Do You Think You Are?</em> Will feature “a lot of ugly cries” as the television star delves deep into her family’s past.</p> <p>But while some discoveries were deeply heartbreaking, she said she formed a connection to the strong women at her roots that she’ll carry though her own life for years to come.</p> <p>The opportunity allowed Lisa to learn more about her mother Beryl, who she sadly lost in 2018, making it a painful journey.</p> <p>And the journey – much to her surprise – took her all the way to India.</p> <p>“It was an incredibly emotional journey for me, I learnt a lot about the women in my family trees on both sides. And in ways that I wasn’t expecting,” she told <em>news.com.au</em>.</p> <blockquote style="background: #FFF; border: 0; border-radius: 3px; box-shadow: 0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width: 540px; min-width: 326px; padding: 0; width: calc(100% - 2px);" class="instagram-media" data-instgrm-captioned="" data-instgrm-permalink="https://www.instagram.com/p/CARSPdHFnyc/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" data-instgrm-version="12"> <div style="padding: 16px;"> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: row; align-items: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 50%; flex-grow: 0; height: 40px; margin-right: 14px; width: 40px;"></div> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: column; flex-grow: 1; justify-content: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; margin-bottom: 6px; width: 100px;"></div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; width: 60px;"></div> </div> </div> <div style="padding: 19% 0;"></div> <div style="display: block; height: 50px; margin: 0 auto 12px; width: 50px;"></div> <div style="padding-top: 8px;"> <div style="color: #3897f0; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: 550; line-height: 18px;">View this post on Instagram</div> </div> <p style="margin: 8px 0 0 0; padding: 0 4px;"><a style="color: #000; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px; text-decoration: none; word-wrap: break-word;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/p/CARSPdHFnyc/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank">Last year I was fortunate enough to spend two weeks on the journey of my lifetime with the brilliant team from the ancestry investigation series Who Do You Think You Are. I simply never could have predicted how deep they would go, or what they would find...and on Tuesday night at 7.30pm on @sbs_australia this whole incredibly raw experience goes to air. What I discovered explained so much for me and took me to places that broke my heart. To be honest I’m feeling very nervous about it all because TV doesn’t get more raw or real than this...but it’s my story with all its missteps and flaws, but one that’s also full of acts of bravery and the unending resilience of my ancestors. And for all the tears I’m so glad I did it....and forever grateful to @channel10au for encouraging me to do it. 7.30pm Tues 19th on @sbs_australia #whodoyouthinkyouare #wdytya #sbs</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_campaign=loading" target="_blank"> Lisa Wilkinson</a> (@lisa_wilkinson) on May 16, 2020 at 6:11pm PDT</p> </div> </blockquote> <p>“I also learnt a lot about where the beautiful soul of my father came from,” she said, later adding: “There’s a lot of ugly cries that Australia is going to have to deal with.”</p> <p>Speaking before the episode is set to air on Tuesday night, Lisa revealed it was Beryl’s 2018 passing that inspired her to learn more about her mother’s roots, and in the process, uncover the secrets Beryl wasn’t able to.</p> <p>Having grown up living between orphanages, not knowing who her father was, with a mother whose substance abuse made her unable to care for her daughter, Beryl’s childhood was filled with pain.</p> <p>But a chance encounter at a family wedding late in life gave her a puzzle piece of her past that Lisa was able to explore further: Her father’s identity.</p> <p>“My mother only found out very late in life who her real father was,” Lisa explained.</p> <p>“It had been kept from her, her mother never told her and she found out by complete chance at a family wedding.”</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/CATRln5FAXU/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" data-instgrm-version="12"> <div style="padding: 16px;"> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: row; align-items: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 50%; flex-grow: 0; height: 40px; margin-right: 14px; width: 40px;"></div> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: column; flex-grow: 1; justify-content: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; margin-bottom: 6px; width: 100px;"></div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; width: 60px;"></div> </div> </div> <div style="padding: 19% 0;"></div> <div style="display: block; height: 50px; margin: 0 auto 12px; width: 50px;"></div> <div style="padding-top: 8px;"> <div style="color: #3897f0; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: 550; line-height: 18px;">View this post on Instagram</div> </div> <p style="margin: 8px 0 0 0; padding: 0 4px;"><a style="color: #000; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px; text-decoration: none; word-wrap: break-word;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/p/CATRln5FAXU/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank">The last place I imagined my Who Do You Think You Are journey would take me was to the hazy heat and dust of Chennai on the south east coast of India. From the kaleidoscope of candy colours in the street markets, to the faded facades of the magnificent old colonial buildings, here’s just a little of what I experienced... For more on how this city wove it’s way into the fabric of my family’s story, tune in to @sbs_australia Tuesday at 7.30pm. #whodoyouthinkyouare #chennai #india #wdytya @canonaustralia</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_campaign=loading" target="_blank"> Lisa Wilkinson</a> (@lisa_wilkinson) on May 17, 2020 at 12:44pm PDT</p> </div> </blockquote> <p>As Lisa explored her mother’s past further, she uncovered a surprising truth.</p> <p>“Mum always presumed that she must have come from poverty,” Lisa said.</p> <p>“There was a huge surprise for her and me that her story was very different.</p> <p>“It was only through the early death of her father when she was still a baby that her mother was flung into poverty,” she said, explaining that her grandfather’s backstory – a newspaper journalist and son of a politician – painted a very different picture from the one they’d both imagined.</p> <p>As she uncovered more of her family’s history, heartbreaking stories of hardship came to the surface of women on both her mother’s and father’s sides.</p> <p>“Every single one of them has done their very best to try and make the most of the very difficult circumstances that they’d been flung into,” she said.</p> <p>“That was probably what moved me more than anything, I look at the lives that they led and wonder if I could have possibly been as resilient as those women,” she said.</p> <p>Lisa said she had “no idea” India would have been a part of her story and said the entire two week process was a surreal experience.</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/CAWLDG3Fr8q/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" data-instgrm-version="12"> <div style="padding: 16px;"> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: row; align-items: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 50%; flex-grow: 0; height: 40px; margin-right: 14px; width: 40px;"></div> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: column; flex-grow: 1; justify-content: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; margin-bottom: 6px; width: 100px;"></div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; width: 60px;"></div> </div> </div> <div style="padding: 19% 0;"></div> <div style="display: block; height: 50px; margin: 0 auto 12px; width: 50px;"></div> <div style="padding-top: 8px;"> <div style="color: #3897f0; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: 550; line-height: 18px;">View this post on Instagram</div> </div> <p style="margin: 8px 0 0 0; padding: 0 4px;"><a style="color: #000; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px; text-decoration: none; word-wrap: break-word;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/p/CAWLDG3Fr8q/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank">Tonight at 7.30 on @sbs_australia you’ll see the reason why, after shedding a whole bunch of tears following the stories of my ancestors, I’m smiling here. It lies in the journey I took from Sydney to India in search of what happened to my (at the time) 6 year old great great grandmother, Ann Beech. That’s her, at the age of 16, with her great great granddaughter when you swipe through these pics. This beautiful church in Chennai, its gorgeous old gardens, and what it all meant to her, and now me, will stay with me forever. Who Do You Think You Are, episode one of the new series kicks off tonight. #whodoyouthinkyouare</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_campaign=loading" target="_blank"> Lisa Wilkinson</a> (@lisa_wilkinson) on May 18, 2020 at 3:45pm PDT</p> </div> </blockquote> <p>“The way they delve into your history is so full of detail and they keep so much from you.</p> <p>“Every day you have no idea where you’re going. They said we’re going to Sydney airport and pack for a warm climate. They took my passport and dealt with the visa, I was only allowed to be handed my passport until I got to border control and discovered I was going on a flight to Chennai,” she said.</p> <p>Lisa spoke more about her appearance on the show on Instagram over the weekend.</p> <p>“What I discovered explained so much for me and took me to places that broke my heart,” she wrote on Sunday.</p> <p>“To be honest I'm feeling very nervous about it all because TV doesn't get more raw or real than this … but it's my story with all its missteps and flaws, but one that's also full of acts of bravery and the unending resilience of my ancestors.”</p>

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The celebs banned from appearing on Ellen DeGeneres’ talk show

<p>A number of celebrities are probably thankful that they’ve been banned from appearing on Ellen DeGeneres’ talk show.</p> <p>The comedian’s reputation has taken a huge hit this year due to multiple accusations from staffers and show guests claiming she’s “not nice”.</p> <p>“Ellen is at the end of her rope,” an insider told<span> </span><em>Us Weekly</em>. “She thought this was all just sour grapes from a few haters. But it’s not a passing thing — the hits just keep coming.”</p> <p>But while some stars may now reject an invite to appear on the show, others won’t get that opportunity as they’ve been black-listed by the host herself.</p> <p><strong>Caitlyn Jenner</strong></p> <p>DeGeneres allegedly banned Caitlyn Jenner, 69, from her show in 2017 after she released her tell-all memoir,<span> </span><em>The Secrets of My Life</em>, in which she claimed DeGeneres “alienated” her from the LGBTQ community after coming on the show two years prior and saying she hadn’t accepted gay marriage.</p> <p>“I have to admit that I remember 15 years ago, 20 years ago, whenever it was that the whole gay marriage issue came up, I was not for it,” Jenner explained in 2015.</p> <p>“I am a traditionalist. I mean, I’m older than most people in the audience. I like tradition and it’s always been between a man and a woman and I’m thinking I don’t quite get it.”</p> <p>Later on, she said she accepted gay marriage and that it was a “wonderful thing to see”.</p> <p><strong>Vince Vaughn</strong></p> <p>The 49-year-old was reportedly banned after his 2011 comedy<span> </span><em>The Dilemma</em><span> </span>showed Vaughn’s character saying: “Electric cars are gay. I mean, not homosexual, but my-parents-are-chaperoning-the-dance gay.”</p> <p>Later on, Anderson Cooper came on the show and expressed how disappointed he was with the quip.</p> <p>The two eventually made amends and Vaughn appeared on her talk show a few years later.</p> <p>However, a source said that Vaughn and DeGeneres “love each other” and that he stopped appearing because he had nothing to promote.</p> <p><strong>Kathy Griffin</strong></p> <p>The<span> </span><em>Finding Nemo</em><span> </span>star wouldn’t allow Kathy Griffin to appear on her show given their longstanding feud, which according to Griffin, began when DeGeneres opened her show with a monologue about how “mean” Griffin could be.</p> <p>“Ellen did a monologue about how mean I am,” Griffin told <em>Us Weekly</em>. “I was in the dressing room like, ‘S**t! You’re another woman comic, c’mon!’”</p> <p>Griffin later revealed she was banned from DeGeneres’ show. Later, the talk show host slammed her to<span> </span><em>W Magazine</em>: “I know she had a big thing about wanting to be on the show, and we didn’t book her,” she said. “She did a whole thing that I banned her from the show. I didn’t ban her from the show, because first you have to be on the show to be banned.”</p> <p><strong>Kim Burrell</strong></p> <p>The gospel singer was set to appear on<span> </span><em>The Ellen DeGeneres Show</em><span> </span>alongside Pharrell to promote their song from<span> </span><em>Hidden Figures</em>, but DeGeneres banned her from making an appearance after she made homophobic comments.</p> <p>“I actually didn’t know her, her name is Kim Burrell. She made a statement she was doing a Facebook Live and she said some very not nice things about homosexuals, so I didn’t feel that was good of me to have her on the show to give her a platform after she was saying things about me,” DeGeneres explained on her show before letting Pharrell discuss Burrell.</p> <p>While Pharrell disagreed with the comments Burrell made, he insisted that people should “love each other” despite differing views.</p> <p>“I love her, just like I love everybody else and we all got to get used to that,” he said. “We all have to get used to everyone’s differences and understand that this is a big, gigantic, beautiful, colourful world and it only works with inclusion and empathy. It only works that way.”</p> <p>He added that “sometimes the divisive stuff works in life. We learned that lesson last year that sometimes divisiveness works. But you have to choose what side you’re on. I’m choosing empathy. I’m choosing inclusion. I’m choosing love for everybody just trying to lift everyone. Even when I disagree with someone, I’m wishing them the best and hoping for the best because we can’t win the other way.”</p> <p><strong>Sherri Shepherd</strong></p> <p>Sherri Shepherd used to be an Ellen show regular, after appearing on the first season of the show a number of times.</p> <p>It stopped when she began making comments on<span> </span><em>The View</em><span> </span>that were perceived as anti-gay, an insider told<span> </span><em>Page Six</em>.</p> <p>“When Sherri was on <em>The View</em>, she used to get booked on the Ellen show all the time. After she came out on <em>The View </em>taking a stance against gay marriage, the Ellen show refused to book Sherri,” our insider said. “They never gave a reason but the writing was on the wall.</p> <p>“Ellen is obviously a hypocrite,” the source explained. “She said she can be friends with people who have different views from hers, yet she won’t give those people her platform and block them from appearing on her show.”</p> <p>Shepherd has made multiple comments that were considered homophobic, including in one in 2014 when she said growing up Christian led her to believe homosexuality was a sin.</p> <p>“I think people don’t know my heart,” she told Menendez. “I think people feel I’m very judgmental. I think people feel I’m very homophobic. If they knew me, and knew my heart … “You grow up being a Christian and you grow up believing homosexuality is a sin; you’re going to hell if you’re a homosexual. This is something that they teach in churches. So it’s something that I grew up believing.</p> <p>“I might not agree with your lifestyle, but I love you,” she continued. “You may not agree with my lifestyle, but you love me … I don’t say it’s a choice. If you tell me, ‘Sherri, I was born gay.’ Okay. I’m not gonna argue with you, because I can’t tell you how you feel and what’s going on inside. I’m trying to make it into heaven by the skin of my teeth … I don’t know who I’m gonna see.”</p> <p>She later apologised and claimed her comments were misinterpreted by the media.</p> <p>She told <em>The New York Post</em> in 2019: “I’ve always admired and respected Ellen. She was the first to book me for my first talk show, where I went on to hold a record 23 appearances; and she championed for me to be a co-host on The View in 2007. The views and thoughts that I held have evolved from the statements I made on The View over 10 years ago and I support same sex marriage and partnerships. I am unsure why I haven’t been booked on Ellen’s show since my tenure on The View, but I welcome the opportunity to reconnect with Ellen to thank her for her support and opportunities that have happened for me because of her.”</p>

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Tracy Grimshaw under fire from travel industry boss over refund scandal

<p>A travel boss has slammed<span> </span><em>A Current Affair</em><span> </span>host Tracy Grimshaw over a segment on the program discussing a travel industry refund scandal.</p> <p>Jayson Westbury, the chief executive of the Australian Federation of Travel Agents (AFTA) addressed members during a webinar on Friday and said the Nine presenter needed “to be given a firm uppercut or a slap across the face” according to the<span> </span><em>Sydney Morning Herald</em>.</p> <p>“I mean that virtually, of course. I wouldn’t want to invoke any violence on anyone,” he added.</p> <p>“But, I mean, some of the behaviour and some of the language that’s being used on that program is just outrageous,” he said.</p> <p>The webinar, which had addressed how the industry was dealing with negative publicity during the coronavirus pandemic, has now been removed from the AFTA website.</p> <p>Mr Westbury told members that while AFTA was doing what it could by talking with<span> </span><em>ACA’s</em><span> </span>reporters and producers, he would no longer be watching the show and urged others to do the same.</p> <p>"The best thing to do for <em>A Current Affair</em> is just to stop watching. That way you’ll stop worrying,” he said. "I’ve personally boycotted it, won’t be ever watching it again."</p> <p>The travel industry has been one of the most badly affected sectors during the coronavirus pandemic, as widespread travel bans forced holiday-makers to cancel their plans and seek refunds.</p> <p>But some customers have faced difficulties getting their money back, with travel agencies either refusing to pay up or offering only credit notes instead.</p> <p>Updating members on Tuesday, Mr Westbury said it was likely trips would continue to be cancelled “for some time to come” and it would be a “death by a thousand cuts” for the industry.</p> <p>“Consumers will continue to look to cancel trips and request refunds. And so it continues like death by a thousand cuts as the travel industry continues to deal with these very ridged travel restrictions,” he said.</p> <p>“Prepare for more cancellations and refunds, start planning for selling domestic trips and hope that we might be allowed off the island (Australia) for Christmas,” he added.</p>

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Police release shameful Richard Pusey file that reveals disturbing truth

<p>A man accused of filming dying police officers had been trying to get his Porsche sports car up to 350 km/h before he was pulled over.</p> <p>Police<span> </span>have released the shameful file of 41-year-old Richard Pusey, and what it has revealed is disturbing.</p> <p>Pusey allegedly made the claims through text messages that were uncovered from his phone after the tragedy that saw the death of four officers.</p> <p>The court was informed that Pusey allegedly removed two phones and a bag of meth from his Porsche before filming the crash aftermath. </p> <p>Leading Senior Constable Lynette Taylor, Constable Glen Humphris, Senior Constable Kevin King and Constable Josh Prestney were all brutally killed when a truck ploughed into them while they were arresting Pusey.</p> <p>The court heard Pusey had previously been caught a month before on dash cam rocketing along the Eastern Freeway before he was pulled over along the same stretch of highway.</p> <p>Detective Senior Constable Aaron Price said a check of Pusey’s phone had shown that he had bragged about him speeding.</p> <p><img style="width: 500px; height: 281.25px;" src="https://oversixtydev.blob.core.windows.net/media/7836038/porsche.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/97c4406ed6f744f2a3023bd77fedd136" /></p> <p>“I did 300 on the Eastern. It was amazing,” he allegedly texted a month before the crash to a mate.</p> <p>“Apparently it can do 350 and it's coming.' </p> <p>Pusey allegedly had traces of cannabis and MDMA - ecstasy - in his system when the crash occurred. </p> <p>Senior Constable Price said Pusey appeared to get pleasure from tormenting people, particularly police. </p> <p>“He takes disturbing pleasure in causing other people fear,” he said.  </p> <p>The court heard Pusey taunted police while they laid dying and crying for help after being hit by a truck on the Eastern Freeway.</p> <p> “There you go. Amazing. Absolutely amazing. All I wanted to do was go home and have my sushi,” he said as he filmed Leading Senior Constable Lynette Taylor clinging to life. </p> <p>“And now you f**ked my f**king car.”</p> <p>Pusey had avoided the crash himself when he jumped over the railing to urinate. </p> <p>It was an act of fate that was not sanctioned by police, the court was told.</p> <p>Senior Constable Price said that bodyworn camera footage taken off Leading Senior Constable Taylor revealed Pusey was told he could not to relieve himself on the side of the road. </p> <p>He had asked Constable Humphris, who told him to stay put. </p> <p>“He's just gone off for a piss. I told him no,” he told Leading Senior Constable Taylor seconds before disaster struck. </p> <p>“Just make sure he doesn't run on the road or anything stupid like that,” she responded.  <span> </span> <span> </span></p> <p>A decision has been adjourned until Thursday.</p>

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Piers Morgan admits he took Meghan Markle criticism “too far”

<p>Good Morning Britain host Piers Morgan has confessed that he may have “taken things a bit too far” in his criticism of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex over the last two years.</p> <p>The controversial British figure has taken aim at Meghan Markle on a number of occasions, even going as far of “ditching” her family.</p> <p>He tweeted in January: “People say I'm too critical of Meghan Markle — but she ditched her family, ditched her Dad, ditched most of her old friends, split Harry from William and has now split him from the Royal Family. I rest my case.”</p> <p>Morgan even stirred up a feud with actress Jameela Jamil over the duchess after voicing his vicious opinions on the royals.</p> <p>He has since backtracked on his comments, admitting that his regular criticism of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex weren't "wise".</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/B7FPg17HFTV/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" data-instgrm-version="12"> <div style="padding: 16px;"> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: row; align-items: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 50%; flex-grow: 0; height: 40px; margin-right: 14px; width: 40px;"></div> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: column; flex-grow: 1; justify-content: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; margin-bottom: 6px; width: 100px;"></div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; width: 60px;"></div> </div> </div> <div style="padding: 19% 0;"></div> <div style="display: block; height: 50px; margin: 0 auto 12px; width: 50px;"></div> <div style="padding-top: 8px;"> <div style="color: #3897f0; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: 550; line-height: 18px;">View this post on Instagram</div> </div> <p style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 17px; margin-bottom: 0; margin-top: 8px; overflow: hidden; padding: 8px 0 7px; text-align: center; text-overflow: ellipsis; white-space: nowrap;"><a style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px; text-decoration: none;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/p/B7FPg17HFTV/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank">A post shared by AllNewsInc (@allnewsinc)</a> on Jan 8, 2020 at 6:20pm PST</p> </div> </blockquote> <p>"It's probably not wise, if you're a columnist, to make things too personal," he admitted to The Sunday Times.</p> <p>"Have I taken things a bit too far? Probably. Do I think that will govern and temper how I talk about them going forward? Absolutely."</p> <p>Morgan has been accused of holding a personal grudge against the duchess, whom he allegedly had a friendly relationship with before she joined the royal family.</p> <p>He claimed she "ghosted" him and abandoned their friendship after meeting Prince Harry.</p> <p>The presenter also confessed that "boredom" has played a role in his attitude towards the royals.</p> <p>"It's times of relative peace, calm, quiet and dare I say boredom that might occasionally bring out the worst in me," he admitted. "Having squabbles with people who are never going to change their mind in a million years about stuff that no longer seems remotely important."</p>

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Remembering Jerry Stiller: Seinfeld's greatest character actor

<p>Jerry Stiller was behind one of the famous bloopers on popular TV show Seinfeld and co-stars Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Jason Alexander couldn’t stop laughing about it.</p> <p>Stiller, who passed away on Monday, played the rage-filled father of Alexander’s hapless character George.</p> <p>“My George isn’t clever enough to hatch a scheme like this,” Stiller’s character, Frank Costanza, tells Elaine, who shoots back, “You got that right.”</p> <p>Frank Costanza then shouts, “What the hell does that mean?!” — at which Louis-Dreyfus breaks out of character and dissolves in uncontrollable laughter before saying, “That means whatever the hell you want it to mean.”</p> <div class="embed-responsive embed-responsive-16by9"><iframe class="embed-responsive-item" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/L2LdHH0hmHY"></iframe></div> <div class="post_body_wrapper"> <div class="post_body"> <div class="body_text "> <p>This prompts Stiller to deliver the iconic line “You want a piece of me!?” which he repeats after Louis-Dreyfus erupts into laughter.</p> <p>Louis-Dreyfus and Alexander reminisced about the moment during an online fundraiser last week before Stiller’s passing.</p> <p>Louis-Dreyfus shared that Stiller would look to the sky while on camera as he had trouble remembering his lines due to nerves, but the gesture only added to the character’s hilarity.</p> <p>Alexander said that Stiller used his frustration at having trouble with his lines to make his character seem angrier.</p> <p>“That is where a lot of [Frank Costanza’s] internal rage would come from,” Alexander said, chuckling.</p> </div> </div> </div>

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Ellen’s former staffer speaks out: “The stories are all true”

<p>A former Ellen DeGeneres Show staff member confirmed that “the stories are all true!”, saying that the richest comedian in the world is also, allegedly, one of the rudest.</p> <p>“Is she always nice? No,” said the former staffer. “It irritates me that people think she’s all sweetness and light and she gets away with it.”</p> <p>In recent times, DeGeneres who is famous for her catchphrase “be kind” has been outed for being the complete opposite.</p> <p>The 62-year-old has been criticised for comparing the coronavirus lockdown to “being in jail” even though she’s self-isolating in her $US27 million Balinese-style mansion near Santa Barbara, California.</p> <p>Then, in a report leaked to<span> </span><em>Variety</em>, she was accused of cutting her talk show’s union show crew in favour of freelancers. Later on a spokesperson for Warner Bros. Television, which distributes Ellen’s show, told the publication that the change was cleared with union reps and no crew member lost a job.</p> <p>Shortly after that, a Twitter thread labelling her as “one of the meanest people alive” exposed the star as stories came to light of her antics, including complaining about a waitress’ nail polish and ordering that those below her do not make eye contact with her.</p> <p>Last week, a former security guard who served as a bodyguard to DeGeneres and her family when the comedian was hosting the 2014 Academy Awards told Fox News that she was very unfriendly.</p> <p>“Ellen pretty much just gave me a side glance out of her eye and didn’t even say ‘hello,’ or ‘thank you for protecting my mother, my wife and me,'” Tom Majercak said. “It was very cold, and it was very sly and it was actually kind of demeaning in the way that she treats people other than those who are in her circle.”</p> <p>But according to the executive producer of<span> </span><em>Ellen</em>, Mary Connelly, she has never seen DeGeneres exhibit diva behaviour.</p> <p>“None of what’s being said speaks to the Ellen I know,” Connelly said.</p> <p>“Do the producers and her sometimes have to make unpopular decisions? Yes. Ellen is not afraid to tell you when she doesn’t like something. She’s had tough conversations with me. That’s a function of everyday life. But the person I know is someone who comes in every day and wants to put on a fun show in a fun environment and help people.”</p>

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Erin Molan addresses Andrew Johns feud

<p>Erin Molan has addressed an alleged feud with Andrew Johns in a new interview, praising the NRL legend after months of nasty rumours.</p> <p>According to<span> </span><em>The Sunday Telegraph</em>, Johns had allegedly walked out of his role on Friday night football because of an “awkward” falling out with Molan.</p> <p>Johns started the 2019 season on Friday night footy alongside Molan, but then vanished halfway through the year.</p> <p>He was then replaced by Billy Slater, which according to Channel Nine was Johns’ decision to allow Slater more air time.</p> <p>But the<span> </span><em>Telegraph</em><span> </span>reported that Johns refused to work with Molan.</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/B_4RV-IFDPz/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" data-instgrm-version="12"> <div style="padding: 16px;"> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: row; align-items: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 50%; flex-grow: 0; height: 40px; margin-right: 14px; width: 40px;"></div> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: column; flex-grow: 1; justify-content: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; margin-bottom: 6px; width: 100px;"></div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; width: 60px;"></div> </div> </div> <div style="padding: 19% 0;"></div> <div style="display: block; height: 50px; margin: 0 auto 12px; width: 50px;"></div> <div style="padding-top: 8px;"> <div style="color: #3897f0; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: 550; line-height: 18px;">View this post on Instagram</div> </div> <p style="margin: 8px 0 0 0; padding: 0 4px;"><a style="color: #000; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px; text-decoration: none; word-wrap: break-word;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/p/B_4RV-IFDPz/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank">This Sunday @stellarmag @angelamollard @gemmakeil @edward_mulvihill @kristyanlow @joelforman 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/erin_molan/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank"> Erin Molan</a> (@erin_molan) on May 7, 2020 at 1:03am PDT</p> </div> </blockquote> <p>In October, Molan broke down as she revealed the ugly backlash she received from fans due to the rumours.</p> <p>And now she’s putting the feud the bed, as she praised Johns in a new interview.</p> <p>“Andrew Johns is an immortal and he sees things in our game that no-one else can see,” Molan told<span> </span><em>Stellar</em><span> </span>magazine, available in this weekend’s <em>Sunday Telegraph</em>.</p> <p>“I have so much respect for him, as I do all the guys I work alongside.”</p> <p>Molan has been consistently targeted by NRL fans ever since she replaced Paul ‘Fatty’ Vautin on the<span> </span><em>Footy Show</em>, which was subsequently axed.</p> <p>Many fans blame Molan for the show’s downfall, and it’s been said that Johns fuelled the hate train.</p> <p>But Molan says she’s learned to ignore it.</p> <p>“The trolling used to upset me, but now I don't give a tinker's cuss,” she told<span> </span><em>Stellar</em>.</p>

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Controversial chef Peter Evans axed as Channel 7 seeks to cut ties

<div class="post_body_wrapper"> <div class="post_body"> <div class="body_text "> <p>After returning to Channel 7 for its eleventh season,<span> </span><em>My Kitchen Rules</em><span> </span>was struggling to keep viewers interesting after competing with reality TV shows such as<span> </span><em>Married at First Sight</em>.</p> <p>The dive in viewership sparked rumours of cancellation early in the season, and according to<span> </span><em><a rel="noopener noreferrer" href="https://tvblackbox.com.au/page/2020/05/07/exclusive-divisive-cooking-show-judge-pete-evans-departs-the-seven-kitchen/" target="_blank">TV Blackbox</a></em>, the show has finally been given the axe.</p> <p>This means that controversial judge Pete Evans is leaving the Seven Network in what is said to be a “amicable mutual decision”.</p> <p>Evans has gained continuous criticism from fans over health advice he’s given as part of his alternative and paleo lifestyle.</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/B_127tHjGwk/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" data-instgrm-version="12"> <div style="padding: 16px;"> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: row; align-items: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 50%; flex-grow: 0; height: 40px; margin-right: 14px; width: 40px;"></div> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: column; flex-grow: 1; justify-content: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; margin-bottom: 6px; width: 100px;"></div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; width: 60px;"></div> </div> </div> <div style="padding: 19% 0;"></div> <div style="display: block; height: 50px; margin: 0 auto 12px; width: 50px;"></div> <div style="padding-top: 8px;"> <div style="color: #3897f0; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: 550; line-height: 18px;">View this post on Instagram</div> </div> <p style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 17px; margin-bottom: 0; margin-top: 8px; overflow: hidden; padding: 8px 0 7px; text-align: center; text-overflow: ellipsis; white-space: nowrap;"><a style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px; text-decoration: none;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/p/B_127tHjGwk/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank">A post shared by Pete Evans (@chefpeteevans)</a> on May 6, 2020 at 2:33am PDT</p> </div> </blockquote> <p>The celebrity chef was also fined $25,000 from the Therapeutic Goods Administration for promoting a device that could help protect against coronavirus.</p> <p>The device, called “BioCharge” had Evans claiming that it’s “programmed with a thousand different recipes and there’s a couple in there for the Wuhan coronavirus”.</p> <p>The company responsible for the device then came out with a statement saying that “the BioCharger NG is not a medical device”.</p> <p>Evans is rumoured to be focusing on expanding his ‘alternative lifestyle’ empire, which includes producing books and documentaries.</p> <p>Fans of Manu needn’t worry however, as he is remaining with Channel 7 and moving onto their new cooking show<span> </span><em>Plate of Origin</em><span> </span>with ex-Masterchef judges Matt Preston and Gary Mehigan later this year.</p> <blockquote style="background: #FFF; 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Carrie Bickmore reveals the less glamorous side of showbiz

<p>Carrie Bickmore has revealed the less glamorous side of being a broadcaster in two new snaps.</p> <p>While the TV and radio presenter has maintained a flawless look while hosting <em>The Project</em>, she opts for a more casual approach when recording her Hit Network radio show with Tommy Little.</p> <p>Earlier this week, the 39-year-old posed for two Instagram photos to show off her ‘natural’ features.</p> <p>She could be seen highlighting the sweat patch on her armpit in one picture, and a rash along her forearm in another.</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/B_wXDl4DDwc/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" data-instgrm-version="12"> <div style="padding: 16px;"> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: row; align-items: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 50%; flex-grow: 0; height: 40px; margin-right: 14px; width: 40px;"></div> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: column; flex-grow: 1; justify-content: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; margin-bottom: 6px; width: 100px;"></div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; width: 60px;"></div> </div> </div> <div style="padding: 19% 0;"></div> <div style="display: block; height: 50px; margin: 0 auto 12px; width: 50px;"></div> <div style="padding-top: 8px;"> <div style="color: #3897f0; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: 550; line-height: 18px;">View this post on Instagram</div> </div> <p style="margin: 8px 0 0 0; padding: 0 4px;"><a style="color: #000; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px; text-decoration: none; word-wrap: break-word;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/p/B_wXDl4DDwc/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank">What’s more disturbing, Carrie’s sweat patch, or Carrie’s rash? 😝</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/carrietommyshow/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank"> Carrie and Tommy</a> (@carrietommyshow) on May 3, 2020 at 11:19pm PDT</p> </div> </blockquote> <p>“What’s more disturbing, Carrie’s sweat patch, or Carrie’s rash?” the official Instagram account for <em>Carrie and Tommy </em>radio show asked in the caption.</p> <p>Fans of the show shared their two cents in the comment section.</p> <p>“The rash!!! It looks like she's scratched down her arm!” one wrote.</p> <p>“As long as that is not a corona rash...” another added.</p> <p>“How proud Carrie appears to be of her sweat patch is most disturbing haha,” one commented.</p>

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Hamish Blake’s stark admission on Lego Masters: “It’s a MasterChef trick”

<p><span><em>Lego Masters’</em> cheeky host Hamish Blake may have just caused another reason for his show and rival program <em>MasterChef</em> to clash after admitting they had pinched a “trick” from the Network 10 cooking show.</span><br /><br /><span>Towards the end of Monday night’s episode, two teams went head-to-head as they were forced to battle it out and build a realistic logo model.</span><br /><br /><span>While elimination loomed over their head and the contestants raced to meet their deadline, Hamish and the rest of the team looked down on them from a constructed platform metres away.</span></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/B_yZsg5owDb/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" data-instgrm-version="12"> <div style="padding: 16px;"> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: row; align-items: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 50%; flex-grow: 0; height: 40px; margin-right: 14px; width: 40px;"></div> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: column; flex-grow: 1; justify-content: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; margin-bottom: 6px; width: 100px;"></div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; width: 60px;"></div> </div> </div> <div style="padding: 19% 0;"></div> <div style="display: block; height: 50px; margin: 0 auto 12px; width: 50px;"></div> <div style="padding-top: 8px;"> <div style="color: #3897f0; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: 550; line-height: 18px;">View this post on Instagram</div> </div> <p style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 17px; margin-bottom: 0; margin-top: 8px; overflow: hidden; padding: 8px 0 7px; text-align: center; text-overflow: ellipsis; white-space: nowrap;"><a style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px; text-decoration: none;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/p/B_yZsg5owDb/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank">A post shared by LEGO Masters Australia (@legomastersau)</a> on May 4, 2020 at 6:20pm PDT</p> </div> </blockquote> <p><br /><span>It’s a set-up avid <em>MasterChef</em> watchers might be familiar with.</span><br /><br /><span>“Under the rules of reality television, during a head-to-head build, anyone who’s safe must be elevated off the floor,” Blake explained.</span><br /><br /><span>“No-one knows why that’s the rule, but it certainly adds a lot of pressure!”</span><br /><br /><span>As the build continued, Blake cheekily mentioned the elephant in the room: “What, it’s like <em>MasterChef</em>?” he whispered to the contestants. “No it’s not! No it’s not!”</span><br /><br /><span>Blake also went on to say in an interview shown on the program: “Making them go head-to-head, with everyone watching? That’s not a ‘<em>MasterChef</em> trick’, that’s just a TV thing …”</span><br /><br /><span>Then Blake pretended to speak to an off-camera producer:</span><br /><br /><span>“What’s that? Did <em>MasterChef</em> invent it, did they? Did you work on <em>MasterChef</em>? Did you really? Five seasons? Which ones? Oh, Poh!”</span><br /><br /><span>“Yep, it’s a <em>MasterChef</em> trick.”</span><br /><br /><span>Both<em> Lego Masters</em> and <em>MasterChef</em> are receiving incredible ratings this season, with the two shows pulling in more than a million viewers per episode.</span></p>

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Explosive documentary on Princess Diana set to make William and Harry “very upset and angry”

<p>A new documentary focused on the life of Princess Diana is set to be released soon, but it’s assumed that Prince William and Prince Harry will not be watching, let alone have any involvement in the production.</p> <p>The four-episode<span> </span><em>Being Me: Diana</em><span> </span>is reportedly going to focus on the mental health struggles faced by the late Princess of Wales, her painful childhood and her broken marriage to Prince Charles.</p> <p><em>Being Me: Diana</em><span> </span>will reportedly use never-before-seen footage of Diana’s speeches in 1990-1992 in the final years of her marriage to Prince Charles along with interviews with people close to her.</p> <p>Endemol Shine, the parent company of production company DSP says that “everything” featured is “already in the public domain”.</p> <p>Speaking to<span> </span><em>The Sun</em>, a TV insider revealed that both the royal family and Diana’s Spencer family will refuse to take part in the tell-all documentary that has not yet been commissioned by Netflix.</p> <p>“William and Harry will be very upset and angry. It’s particularly distressing for Harry because he’s been working with Netflix,” said the insider, referring to Harry’s Thomas the Tank Engine special with the streaming giant.</p> <p>“At a time when the royals have been dealt a blow with Harry and Meghan leaving, the timing is not good.”</p> <p>Since their mother’s tragic passing, both her sons have been advocates of mental health.</p> <p>After chatting with Maddy Austin who was diagnosed with anorexia and revealed that Diana’s openness about her eating disorder helped her, Prince William said: “We need to be matter-of-fact about it, and not hide it in the dark where it festers.”</p> <p>The Duke of Cambridge added that he was “absolutely” proud of his mother for speaking out about her struggles with bulimia that Diana herself referred to as a “secret disease”.</p> <p>“There are illnesses. Mental health needs to be taken as seriously as physical health.”</p> <p>Although both the princes have taken part in documentaries relating to their mother in the past, both have also slammed the media – particularly tabloids – for the treatment their mother and respective wives have received.</p> <p>“I will not be bullied into playing a game that killed my mum,” said Harry before the lawsuit he and Duchess Meghan filed.</p> <p>“Everything that she went through and what happened to her is incredibly raw every single day, and that is not being me being paranoid.</p> <p>“That is just me not wanting a repeat of the past.”</p>

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Richard Wilkins breaks down in first appearance since testing positive for COVID-19

<p>Richard Wilkins returned to his hosting duties on<span> </span><em>Weekend Today</em><span> </span>on April 4, after he tested positive for COVID-19 three times and spent 18 days in isolation.</p> <p>Appearing on<span> </span><em>60 Minutes</em>, the entertainment reporter got emotional as he recalled the burden of not knowing whether he passed the virus onto his loved ones.</p> <p>“I felt guilty, I felt ashamed, I felt scared, because it was early days,” the 65-year-old told Liz Hayes.</p> <p>Richard showed zero symptoms of coronavirus and described the feeling of testing positive for the first time as “like a sledgehammer”.</p> <p>The Channel Nine star went on to explain how his “mind went crazy” as he imagined a worst-case scenario of having passed on the virus to everyone he came into contact with.</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"> <p dir="ltr">After <a href="https://twitter.com/RichardWilkins?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@RichardWilkins</a> time in quarantine he escaped without any symptoms, not having infected anyone else and with a profound respect for the health workers who helped him through. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/60Mins?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#60Mins</a> <a href="https://t.co/MfOCsl7bCG">pic.twitter.com/MfOCsl7bCG</a></p> — 60 Minutes Australia (@60Mins) <a href="https://twitter.com/60Mins/status/1256900029064728576?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">May 3, 2020</a></blockquote> <p>“I felt responsible for my family, and the ripple effect kicked in. All the people I had to remember that I’d come into contact with.”</p> <p>Richard became teary as he spoke about his son Christian Wilkins, who was competing on<span> </span><em>Dancing With The Stars</em><span> </span>at the time.</p> <p>He was devastated when he had to call Christian letting him know that he may have passed on the virus, crushing the boy’s dreams of TV stardom.</p> <p>“The thought that I was going to have to call him, [tell him] his dad was a crook and that he couldn’t come home, and that he may have it,” he said.</p> <p>Richard added that they “cried for a while” on the phone and decided they “would figure it out”.</p> <p>Thankfully, Christian tested negative and made it to the finale.</p> <p>Richard self-isolated for 18 days after testing positive for COVID-19 three times.</p> <p>He first announced he tested negative in March through Instagram, where he angrily threw an empty Corona beer box into a bin at his Sydney home.</p> <p>In the caption he wrote: “Coronavirus, you’re outta here! I’ve been cleared to return to work by the incredible team at NSW Health.”</p> <p>Richard went into self-isolation on March 12 shortly after it was revealed that American actor Tom Hanks and his wife Rita Wilson tested positive for coronavirus.</p> <p>Richard had met Rita twice; once at the Sydney Opera House and again during her appearance on Today Extra on March 9.</p> <p>He first tested positive on March 15 and got the same result two times after before he was given the all-clear from NSW Health.</p>

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Super-busted: Son of legendary Superman actor caught on TV with no pants

<div class="post_body_wrapper"> <div class="post_body"> <div class="body_text "> <p>Will Reeve suffered intense embarrassment after being caught on Good Morning America without pants on live TV.</p> <p>Reeve is an American correspondent for the morning show and son of the late <em>Superman</em><span> </span>star. He presented in a white button-up shirt and blazer. However, it wasn’t until he lifted his leg that he revealed he wasn’t wearing any pants.</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"> <p dir="ltr">I have ARRIVED*<br /><br />*in the most hilariously mortifying way possible <a href="https://t.co/2NQ85QEJVr">https://t.co/2NQ85QEJVr</a></p> — Will Reeve (@ReeveWill) <a href="https://twitter.com/ReeveWill/status/1255141549450473473?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">April 28, 2020</a></blockquote> <p>However, Reeve took it all in good fun and posted a statement on Twitter.</p> <p>“Trying to be efficient, I got ready for a post-GMA workout a little too soon this morning,” he explained.</p> <p>“The camera angle, along with friends, family and several hundred strangers on social media made me rethink my morning routine,” he added.</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"> <p dir="ltr">When WFH goes wrong (or, your self-framed live shot goes too wide).<br />Hope everyone got a much needed laugh 😂 <a href="https://t.co/GbyLBhL7Be">pic.twitter.com/GbyLBhL7Be</a></p> — Will Reeve (@ReeveWill) <a href="https://twitter.com/ReeveWill/status/1255167525677142017?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">April 28, 2020</a></blockquote> <p>He has since done a story on Zoom etiquette and explained the perils from working from home in another segment.</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"> <p dir="ltr">Putting a button on this story. <a href="https://t.co/x6G9KVCs9j">https://t.co/x6G9KVCs9j</a></p> — Will Reeve (@ReeveWill) <a href="https://twitter.com/ReeveWill/status/1255517179585363968?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">April 29, 2020</a></blockquote> <p>"I'm just here in my home, setup for another day of work like millions of Americans who are on video calls all the time now," Reeve said. </p> <p>"And a headline reminder for anyone who's using Zoom, Skype, FaceTime, anything with a camera: Make sure you frame your shot."</p> <p>He added: "On a personal note, I just want to say I try to take life seriously but not myself. So I've had a good laugh at this, but I don't want anyone to think that I don't respect and love my job. I've had a lot of fun and I know everyone else has, too. And I'm a lousy camera operator."</p> </div> </div> </div>

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