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“I don’t know”: Student’s simple question for ScoMo amid bushfire crisis stumps Liberal MP on Q&A

<p>A student stole the show on Monday night’s<span> </span><em>Q&amp;A</em><span> </span>after asking the Prime Minister a simple question – while another guest’s bizarre PR pitch left some viewers fuming.</p> <p>As bushfires continue to burn throughout the country, three lives have so far been lost along with multiple homes.</p> <p>The panel, which seemed to have an air of grief surrounding it, focused mainly on the issues of climate change, renewable energy and the Coalition’s perceived inaction on both.</p> <p>“With 150 fires burning across New South Wales and the devastating loss of lives and homes, our Prime Minister has offered thoughts and prayers,” the student asked.</p> <p>“As young student leaders and citizens we are more inclined for more direct action, so we are collecting food and essential items to donate to regional areas. We would like to know why Prime Minister Morrison did not head the warnings of Greg Mullins, the former Commissioner of Fire and Rescue NSW, and plan preventative action to avoid the devastation?”</p> <p>Mr Mullins is part of a group, along with 22 other former emergency chiefs, called Emergency Leaders for Climate Action, which has been trying to have a meeting with the government since April as they predicted the bushfire crisis early on.</p> <p>When asked why Morrison had not appeared on the show to answer the questions himself and whether it was because they were viewed as political, Liberal MP Jason Falinski said he “can’t speak for the PM or his diary manager but I can say that would have absolutely nothing to do with it”.</p> <p>Host Tony Jones asked, “Do you think the PM should meet those 23 fire chiefs who have tried to meet him in April and again in September with the idea of warning him that precisely this sort of thing would happen?”</p> <p>Mr Falinski stressed that he has no knowledge as to why Morrison didn’t meet with the fire chiefs. “He’s a very busy person,” he said.</p> <p>“At this point that’s a decision for him. Yeah, look, I think that at least the Minister at very least should take the time to meet with them, hear from them. I understand the meeting’s under way.”</p> <p>Labor MP Mark Butler said Morrison “should take that meeting”.</p> <p>“We’ve had advice for years now, from the Bureau, the CSIRO, the Australian Academy of Science and from emergency services chiefs that the fire season has got longer and more intense and impacting parts of the country that have never been impacted before,” he said.</p> <p>“Once this is over the PM and other ministers need to start taking the advice of emergency service chiefs and all our scientific agencies much more seriously. For coming days our focus should entirely be on keeping people safe.”</p>

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“We’ve had our bumps”: Georgie was always leaving with Karl returning to Today

<p>Karl Stefanovic has announced that he will be returning to<span> </span>Today<span> </span>in 2020, but it’s alongside Allison Langdon and not his former co-host Georgie Gardner.</p> <p>This came as a shock to some, as they have previously worked together on the show, but some believed that their union was doomed from the start.</p> <p>It was reported that Gardner had quit her role in 2014 after getting tired of Stefanovic’s blokey on-air antics.</p> <p>She acknowledged that the duo have had their “bumps” when it was announced that they were co-hosts in<span> </span><a rel="noopener" href="https://www.news.com.au/entertainment/tv/morning-shows/nine-announces-georgie-gardner-as-new-host-of-today-show/news-story/e7935154578a7b5142c82562666cfa05" target="_blank">November, 2017</a>.</p> <p>“I’m assuming with you we pick up where we left off. That is me running amok and you keeping me in line,” Gardner said.</p> <p>“Jokes aside, you know how much respect I’ve had for you. There’s been a bit of conjecture over the last few weeks how we feel about each other, loathe each other,” she joked.</p> <p>“You know, we have had our bumps, we’ve had our laughs.”</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/BqvUzf5AQFD/?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/BqvUzf5AQFD/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank">@robynlawley is on a mission to change the fashion industry’s perception of what a real woman looks like! #9Today</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/thetodayshow/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank"> thetodayshow</a> (@thetodayshow) on Nov 28, 2018 at 1:40pm PST</p> </div> </blockquote> <p>Things would only get worse between the pair after the infamous Uber-gate scandal, where Stefanovic accused Gardner of “sitting on the fence” and saying that she needed to “step up” if “she wanted to stay on the show”.</p> <p>Viewers immediately tuned into the next show to see if there was any tension between the pair, which came to light in an unlikely segment about sausage dogs.</p> <p>“You have to face your fears, Karl,” newsreader Deb Knight told him.</p> <p>“That’s right, and that’s coming up – don’t you worry about that,” Gardner responded pointedly, looking him directly in the eye.</p> <p>When Karl continued to air his fears about sausage dogs, Gardner told him: “Well, it’s probably about now I should call you pathetic.”</p> <p>Tensions continued to rise after reports from an executive at 9 spoke to the<span> </span><a rel="noopener" href="https://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/" target="_blank">Sunday Telegraph</a><span> </span>about how Gardner wanted Stefanovic gone.</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/B22xMIOJUcY/?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/B22xMIOJUcY/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank">We know who we’re supporting for the AFL Grand Final this weekend... do you? #9Today</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/thetodayshow/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank"> thetodayshow</a> (@thetodayshow) on Sep 25, 2019 at 6:20pm PDT</p> </div> </blockquote> <p>“Georgie simply demanded she won’t work with Karl anymore,” a Channel 9 executive told the Telegraph.</p> <p>“She hates Karl and has done for a long time. They didn’t like each other before she joined the show. Then the Uber thing tipped it over the edge. And then the wedding, she didn’t go when she was invited. You’d think your co-host would support you by being there but Georgie can’t stand Karl and has been waiting for this moment for a long time.”</p> <p>After hearing about Stefanovic’s return to the breakfast show, Gardner gave a statement to the<span> </span><a rel="noopener" href="https://www.smh.com.au/culture/celebrity/as-shocked-about-this-as-everyone-else-karl-stefanovic-back-at-today-20191108-p538o8.html" target="_blank">Sydney Morning Herald</a><span> </span>earlier today.</p> <p>She said that she was made aware about the show’s direction two weeks ago and is “disappointed with the outcome”.</p> <p>“I have no regrets, even though the scrutiny and public discourse has been daunting and disproportionate. It’s also at times been cruel,” she finished.</p>

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“Not much left for her”: Johanna Griggs’ future at Seven uncertain

<p>Following her departure from <em>House Rules</em>, Johanna Griggs’ future at Seven remains to be seen, a network insider has claimed.</p> <p>The source told <em><a href="https://www.nowtolove.com.au/reality-tv/house-rules/joh-griggs-house-rules-fighting-60088">Now to Love</a> </em>that Griggs, who is set to take part in Channel Seven’s upcoming 2020 Summer Olympics coverage, may take a back seat to Abbey Gelmi, the network’s cricket and horseracing presenter and new <em>House Rules </em>co-host.</p> <p>“<span>Joh is realistic and knows there is not much at Seven left for her, except for <em>Better Homes And Gardens</em> and sport,” said the insider.</span></p> <p><span>“She will be taking an active role in the upcoming Olympics 2020 Tokyo coverage – at this point she’s looking at co-hosting alongside Hamish McLachlan and Jim Wilson, but her role isn’t a given.</span></p> <p><span>“Joh is well aware that if Abbey proves to be a winner on <em>House Rules</em>, they may put her upfront for the Olympics – it’s no secret that network bosses are grooming her to be the next Joh Griggs.”</span></p> <p><span>In July, Griggs announced her exit from the renovation show. “As the show goes into preproduction for the next season, it’s the perfect time to hand over the role to someone who will take the show into S8,” she wrote on Instagram.</span></p> <p><span>Last month, it was announced that Jamie Durie would return as host at the program alongside Gelmi. Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen, Kyly Clarke and Saul Myers also join the line-up as judges.</span></p> <p><iframe src="https://www.facebook.com/plugins/post.php?href=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2Fhouserules%2Fposts%2F2525326867502598&amp;width=500" width="500" height="674" style="border: none; overflow: hidden;" scrolling="no" frameborder="0" allowtransparency="true" allow="encrypted-media"></iframe></p>

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New TV personality announced as first cast member on I’m A Celebrity Australia

<p>The identity of the first Aussie star who will be heading into the South African jungle for the 2020 series of<span> </span>I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here!<span> </span>has been revealed, much to the delight of fans.</p> <p>In a James-Bond style promo that had the newest cast member playing the villain, TV chef and co-host on<span> </span>The Living Room<span> </span>Migeul Maestre will be heading into the sixth series of the show.</p> <p>Miguel was holding<span> </span>I’m A Celebrity<span> </span>co-hosts Dr Chris Brown and Julia Morris hostage as he tried to figure out who else was going into the jungle.</p> <p><iframe src="https://www.facebook.com/plugins/video.php?href=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2FImaCelebrityAU%2Fvideos%2F598210104328549%2F&amp;show_text=0&amp;width=560" width="560" height="315" style="border: none; overflow: hidden;" scrolling="no" frameborder="0" allowtransparency="true" allowfullscreen="true"></iframe></p> <p>Fans were thrilled with the news.</p> <p>“Oh gosh yes, hope Miguel is in, he is hilarious!!” one fan wrote.</p> <p>“I'm so happy that Miguel is going in to the jungle, if he's a taste of what's to come this year, I can hardly wait...” another said.</p> <p>Miguel took to his Instagram account to ponder about the limited menu options in the jungle.</p> <p>“Let’s see how I go making paella out of rice and beans,” he joked.</p> <p>Miguel’s friend and co-host Dr Chris said that the fast-talking Spaniard might be challenging for editors.</p> <p>“And since we subtitled Nollsy, Miguel might keep the editors busy given his words per minute,” the TV vet quipped.</p> <p>Other guests set to join Miguel in the jungle are an Australian comedian, an AFL legend and a television megastar.</p> <p>The celebrities will be competing to win $100,000 for their charity of choice.</p> <p>The sixth series of<span> </span>I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here!<span> </span>premieres on Sunday, January 5, 2020.</p>

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Bye bye Lisa? Chris Bath to allegedly replace Lisa Wilkinson on The Project

<p>Channel 10 has been forced to deny reports that suggest<span> </span><em>The Sunday’s Project</em><span> </span>Lisa Wilkinson is being dumped from her role on the show.</p> <p>This denial comes after a report from<span> </span><em>Woman’s Day</em><span> </span>suggested that just two years after Wilkinson had left Channel 9 for Channel 10, she could be in trouble come contract negotiation time.</p> <p>According to the report, Wilkinson is after a multi-million contract going forward, but the failing ratings of<span> </span><em>The Sunday Project</em><span> </span>make this amount difficult to justify.</p> <p>However, Channel 10 were quick to deny the rumours, telling<span> </span><em><a rel="noopener" href="https://au.lifestyle.yahoo.com/lisa-wilkinson-to-be-dumped-from-the-project-for-christ-bath-033513098.html" target="_blank">Yahoo Lifestyle</a></em><span> </span>that the reports from the magazine were “100% untrue”.</p> <p>There are also whispers from the report that the bad blood between Wilkinson and the original members of the team are playing a major part in the breakdown.</p> <p>This tension was highlighted by a gaffe from comedian Peter Helliar, who profusely thanked Wilkinson for appearing on “our show”.</p> <p>“We love having you on our show,” he said at the time on the show’s ten year anniversary episode.</p> <p>This comment may have revealed more than Helliar intentioned, but Wilkinson was quick to deny the feud in a public post on Instagram.</p> <blockquote style="background: #FFF; border: 0; border-radius: 3px; box-shadow: 0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width: 540px; min-width: 326px; padding: 0; width: calc(100% - 2px);" class="instagram-media" data-instgrm-captioned="" data-instgrm-permalink="https://www.instagram.com/p/B2JJLsFlhxF/?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/B2JJLsFlhxF/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank">Tonight’s episode of Sunday @theprojecttv is brought to you by Blue Steel.🤔 We’ve got a fantastic show tonight...hope you can join us at 6.30pm on @channel10au 💃 #bluesteel @hamishnews @mrstommylittle @susie_youssef</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 Sep 8, 2019 at 1:04am PDT</p> </div> </blockquote> <p>"So there I was, standing in the queue at the supermarket this morning, right next to the magazine rack, when I saw it: 'Furious Lisa Flees Channel 10' right there on the cover of one of the weekly 'women’s' mags. (And let’s ignore for a moment the fact that the pic accompanying this headline was of a particularly tender moment from my 10th anniversary at the Today Show at Channel Nine)," the 59-year-old said.</p> <p>"But honestly, does ANYONE believe this stuff??? The pic above is one Pete took of me on holidays just a week ago. Do I look like someone “fleeing” anything? Do I look furious?"</p> <p>"Honestly, the number of absolute lies in this story takes my breath away...So please, don’t believe any of it."</p> <p>There were also claims that Wilkinson’s first pick for replacement would be current<span> </span><em>10 News First</em><span> </span>weekend anchor and<span> </span><em>ABC Radio Evenings<span> </span></em>host Chris Bath, as the veteran broadcast journalist has showcased she can thrive wherever she is placed.</p>

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Nail in the coffin: Today show reaches a record low

<p><em>Today </em>continues its slump as the breakfast show’s ratings plunged to its lowest in more than a decade.</p> <p>After hitting a 2019 low of 163,000 metro viewers on Wednesday, the program slipped further to 155,000 viewers on Friday while rival show <em>Sunrise </em>pulled in 298,000 viewers.</p> <p>The <em>Today </em>show’s ratings have shown a downward trend since it dipped below the 200,000-viewer mark in <a href="https://www.news.com.au/entertainment/tv/morning-shows/easier-to-turn-around-the-qeii-than-today-channel-9-break-shows-ratings-sink/news-story/6ee72dcf7ccafb7c33105b06c51ee461">mid-January</a>. In February, <em>Today </em>recorded its lowest figures in a decade with just <a href="https://www.news.com.au/entertainment/tv/morning-shows/today-show-drops-to-embarrassing-new-low/news-story/3c9b51115e9b384aa909b9db03328b36">168,000 people</a> tuning in to the show across five capital cities on one day.</p> <p>According to Channel 9, <em>Today</em>’s lowest results were in <a href="https://www.news.com.au/entertainment/tv/morning-shows/easier-to-turn-around-the-qeii-than-today-channel-9-break-shows-ratings-sink/news-story/6ee72dcf7ccafb7c33105b06c51ee461">December 2005</a> when the program earned just 116,000 viewers.</p> <p>Rumours have emerged that Nine will address the ailing ratings by creating a new line-up in 2020 to include names such as <a href="https://www.oversixty.com.au/news/news/today-show-surprise-star-asked-to-fill-in-on-struggling-breakfast-show">Andy Lee</a> and Carrie Bickmore. Former host Karl Stefanovic has also been tipped to <a href="https://au.lifestyle.yahoo.com/more-trouble-brews-for-today-show-cast-231859635.html">return to <em>Today</em></a>.</p>

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Sad truth hidden behind “candid” photo of The Queen

<p>The Queen has perfected her look over the 67 years of her reign, which many have tried to imitate from Andy Warhol to Lord Snowden.</p> <p>It has been described by some as “stoic yet resigned with a hint of maternal benevolence”, according to<span> </span><em><a rel="noopener" href="https://www.news.com.au/entertainment/celebrity-life/royals/it-could-bring-down-the-monarchy-sad-truth-hidden-in-candid-photo-of-the-queen/news-story/38e0c09b2cb7535cc8c7008cfa64097f" target="_blank">news.com.au</a></em>.</p> <p>However, thanks to the Queen’s longtime dresser’s new book, many are getting a personal insight to the Queen and how she lives day to day.</p> <p>Angela Kelly reveals in<span> </span><em>The Other Side of The Coin</em><span> </span>that the Queen wanted to take some portraits that had some inside the palace gates fearing that the images would “bring the Monarchy down”.</p> <p>Why?</p> <p>Because the Queen wanted to pose with her hands inside the pockets of her dress.</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/B4M4A9UHxnE/?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/B4M4A9UHxnE/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank">A post shared by The Royal Family (@themountbattenwindsors)</a> on Oct 29, 2019 at 4:54am PDT</p> </div> </blockquote> <p>Kelly writes: “Many years ago, Her Majesty disclosed something to me — a secret wish that she’d held since she was young. Throughout The Queen’s time on the throne, she has been photographed in countless formal ways.</p> <p>“However, for a long time, Her Majesty wanted to be photographed more informally and have the freedom, for example, to pose with her hands in her pockets.”</p> <p>Remembering this wish, upon the release of Kelly’s first book<span> </span><em>Dressing the Queen</em>, she asked the Queen herself whether or not she would pose in the way that she always wanted.</p> <p>To Kelly’s surprise, the Queen accepted. She was more than ready to shake things up.</p> <p>“No, Barry, this is how we’re going to do it,” Kelly recounts her saying. “Just keep the camera rolling!”</p> <p>“Her Majesty took her position in front of the lens and started striking a series of poses, slipping her hands in and out of her pockets and placing them onto her hips, mimicking the stances of a professional model,” Kelly says. “I stood by in disbelief — The Queen was a natural.”</p> <p>However, when the images were seen by Royal Collection who was publishing Kelly’s book, they were appalled.</p> <p>“Once the full shoot had been shared more widely, their opinion was that these more candid photographs would bring the Monarchy down, and therefore they were not suitable for the public eye,” Kelly has revealed. “Why they thought that, I have no idea.”</p> <p>At least the Queen looks very happy in the candid snaps.</p>

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Barnaby Joyce and Sunrise hosts go head to head in fiery interview: “That is rubbish”

<p>Barnaby Joyce went head to head with Sunrise hosts Samantha Armytage and Natalie Barr ashe defended national from accusations they hadn't done enough to help drought-affected Australians. </p> <p>While fiercely defending his party, Mr Joyce constantly dodged questions about Michael McCormack’s leadership. </p> <p>“Is Michael McCormack a good leader here? Country people are starting to feel let down that the Nats are not behind them here, that the money for the drought stimulus is taking too long to roll out. The Nats aren’t defending country people. What is going on?” host Samantha Armytage asked.</p> <p>“Well I see the pressure of the drought every day. I mean, I’m living there. And you can see it behind me, imagine waking up and seeing that,” said Mr Joyce.</p> <p>The politician spoke while standing in front of a grim backdrop of fog and bushfire smoke burning, in Armidale, New South Wales. </p> <p>“Yeah but where is Michael McCormack, why is he not doing more?” Armytage pressed.</p> <p>“Well he has to do the best job he can, and he works within the confines of government with the Prime Minister and the Treasurer and the Cabinet,” Mr Joyce said.</p> <p>“And of course, within the National Party, you’ve got to drive a deal. And I’m sure that Michael, with the changes to Farm Household Allowance, and Bridget McKenzie are doing precisely that, and making sure that the infrastructure that will stimulate the economy, such as the inland rail, such as Dungowan damn, that we get these economies going.”</p> <p>Under the Farm Household Allowance, farmers are able to get access to income support in four out of every 10 years. </p> <p>Prime Minister Scott Morrison recently announced instead of simply being cut off after the fourth year, those farmers would receive a lump-sum payment of $13,000 for couples or $7500 for singles.</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"> <p dir="ltr">"Is Michael McCormack a good leader? Country people are starting to feel let down"<br /><br />.<a href="https://twitter.com/Barnaby_Joyce?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@Barnaby_Joyce</a> responds... <a href="https://t.co/hpLG0Nr6Mm">pic.twitter.com/hpLG0Nr6Mm</a></p> — Sunrise (@sunriseon7) <a href="https://twitter.com/sunriseon7/status/1188550407154368512?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">October 27, 2019</a></blockquote> <p>While on Sunrise, Natalie Barr tried to address his party’s internal issues.</p> <p>“But Barnaby, are there leadership rumblings, is the question. Are there leadership rumblings between the leader and the deputy leadership? Are people angry about your leadership in the Nationals?” she asked. </p> <p>“Well it’s not my leadership, but I think the main thing that people understand —” Mr Joyce responded.</p> <p>“But are the rank and file angry? Do they want a change of leadership in the Nationals?” Barr interjected.</p> <p>“We are reflecting the pressures that are coming on us. From the dairy industry, from the drought, from people who are struggling, we understand that. And of course what we reflect in our commentary is that pressure that we have to deal with,” he replied.</p> <p>The politician managed to keep his composure until Armytage mentioned One Nation Leader, Pauline Hanson, who is putting pressure on the government to intervene in the dairy industry. </p> <p>That inquiry will consider tasking the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission with regulating a base price for milk.</p> <p>“Pauline Hanson’s the only one sticking up for the dairy industry. Where are the Nats? Why are you not fighting with Scott Morrison every day?” Armytage asked, which sparked a blow-up from Mr Joyce.</p> <p>“Oh come off it. That is rubbish. That is rubbish. That is rubbish,” he said.</p> <p>“We developed the dairy code, we developed the sugar code, we came in with the drought package. We’re actually doing it, because we’ve got the guts to sit in Cabinet and fight for it. We don’t sit at the coffee shop and scream and yell like a carnival barker, we actually get to the place where we make things happen.”</p> <p>“So Nationals MPs are happy with the leadership?” Barr interrupted. </p> <p>“We don’t have to drive from Ipswich out to the country, we live there. There it is, right behind us! It’s just over there!” he said.</p> <p>“And National MPs are happy with the Nationals’ leadership?” she questioned.</p> <p>“We are making sure that we drive the agenda, yes, because we just want to focus on the people,” he said. </p> <p>“We want to make sure that their outcome is our job, that’s what we’re doing.”</p>

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“You knew exactly what you were doing”: Talk show host bashes Duchess Meghan

<p><span>A talk show host has bashed Duchess Meghan, just days after the royal’s interview about her mental health and public scrutiny went viral.</span></p> <p><span>In the new documentary <em>Harry &amp; Meghan: An African Journey</em>, the Duchess of Sussex said living in the public eye as a new mother is “a struggle” and “not many people have asked if I’m okay”.</span></p> <p><span>“It’s hard,” the Duchess told journalist Tom Bradby. “When I first met my now-husband, my friends were really happy because I was so happy, but my British friends said to me, ‘I’m sure he’s great, but you shouldn’t do it, because the British tabloids will destroy your life’.</span></p> <p><span>“I would say, any woman, especially when they’re pregnant, you’re really vulnerable, and so that was made really challenging, and then when you have a newborn, you know – and especially as a woman, it’s a lot.”</span></p> <p><span>TV personality Wendy Williams hit out at the Duchess on Tuesday in a segment on <em>The Wendy Williams Show</em>.</span></p> <p><span>“Meghan, nobody feels sorry for you. You knew what you were signing up for girl!” Williams said.</span></p> <p><span>“You knew exactly what you were doing. And I applaud her plot-ation on the royal situation. But please, don’t try to garner sympathy from us. You knew what you were doing.”</span></p> <p><span>The host added, “Don’t be surprised that the paparazzi are everywhere, of course, because you’re now a royal.”</span></p> <p><span>In the interview with Bradby, Duchess Meghan responded to critics who argued that media scrutiny is just a <a href="https://www.townandcountrymag.com/society/tradition/a29551042/meghan-markle-responds-critics-media-scrutiny-documentary/">part of life as a public figure</a>.</span></p> <p><span>“I never thought that this would be easy, but I thought it would be fair,” the 38-year-old said. “That’s the part that’s really hard to reconcile.</span></p> <p><span>“When people are saying things that are just untrue, and they’re being told they’re untrue, but they’re still allowed to still say them, I don’t know anybody in the world that would feel like that’s okay.”</span></p> <p><span>At the end of the interview, the Duchess expressed gratitude for her family.</span></p> <p><span>“The good thing is I’ve got my baby and I’ve got my husband, and they’re the best.”</span></p> <p><span>Earlier this week, a royal source told <em><a href="https://www.etonline.com/wendy-williams-calls-out-meghan-markle-nobody-feels-sorry-for-you-134831">ET</a> </em>that the Duchess and her husband Prince Harry “are expected to take some extended family time off starting in November”.</span></p>

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“We’re bloody sick of it”: Block couple Tess and Luke slam the show for being “all a lie”

<p><em><span>The Block </span></em><span>contestants Tess and Luke have spoken up against the hit renovation show, saying they wish they had never appeared on the program.</span></p> <p><span>In a new interview with <em><a href="https://www.news.com.au/entertainment/tv/reality-tv/block-couple-tess-and-luke-go-rogue-sensationally-slamming-the-show/news-story/ebbda5d9e087c181e9522e7187d48d9e">news.com.au</a></em>, the Cairns couple said they could no longer tune in to the Channel 9 program because of the “upsetting” way the show portrayed them.</span></p> <p><span>“We’re getting sick of how they’re editing us as being these big lazy pr**ks who don’t get off their a**e and do a single thing,” Luke said. </span></p> <p><span>“For some reason they’re just not showing us doing any of the work. We’re just getting painted as these lazy people and we’re bloody sick of it.</span></p> <p><span>“We’re really disappointed. Even the other contestants have contacted us to say, ‘That didn’t happen, that was taken out of context’.”</span></p> <p><span>Tess said the show’s representation of their work was “all a lie” and “completely false”.</span></p> <p><span>“They said to us so many times, ‘There isn’t enough funding to finish this build’. There were so many things that happened throughout the show that made us go, ‘You don’t want us to finish’,” she said.</span></p> <p><span>“When you’re on the show, that’s hard enough. But when you sit back and watch it and it’s completely false, it’s really hard not to let that affect your mental health. We’re struggling more now than we were on the show. It’s really, really upsetting.”</span></p> <p><span>Tess said despite the show’s </span><span>depiction, she and Luke were in fact one of the hardest-working couples in the season, with their bedtime being regularly delayed to 2am.</span></p> <p><span>In the episode aired last night, Tess could be seen storming off-site as host Scott Cam approached her to discuss the pair’s budget.</span></p> <p><span>According to Cam, they had spent $25,000 more on trades than any other team.</span></p> <p><span>Tess said the production team continued filming her when she walked away from the set.</span></p> <p><span>“I looked at a producer and said, ‘I’m not coping today. My mental health isn’t right. I can’t go in there and be slammed by Scotty over something that isn’t true’. So Luke took the beating and I hid because I wasn’t OK. Luke took it like a champ. And it was all a lie — we didn’t spend $25,000 more than the other contestants. We’ve been working our absolute a**es off,” she said.</span></p> <p><span>“So I walked off, because I couldn’t handle it. I did say, ‘You guys need to stop filming me because I’m not coping right now for mental health reasons’ — and they didn’t stop filming.”</span></p> <p><span>Luke said they wish they had never gone on the Channel 9 show.</span></p> <p><span>“We thought this was going to be an amazing, positive experience in our life, but we wish we never went on this bloody thing,” he said. “We got bullied the whole way through [filming] the show, and now we feel like they’re bullying us on the show as well.”</span></p> <p><span>A Nine spokesperson told <em>news.com.au </em>that Tess and Luke will continue to have the program’s support. </span></p> <p><span>“Tess and Luke have done an outstanding job creating a magnificent four-bedroom home. After a shaky start and budget struggles, they’ve won two room reveals so far and their renovating style has impressed the judges and viewers alike,” the spokesperson said.</span></p> <p><span>“We recognise the mammoth challenges facing all contestants. We supported all of them throughout the build and we had a psychologist and support team available at all times. We’ll continue to support them as the program is broadcast and beyond.”</span></p> <p><span>Tess and Luke’s accusation came a day after former <em>House Rules </em>contestant Nicole Prince won a workers’ compensation case against the Channel 7 show for <a href="https://www.smh.com.au/culture/tv-and-radio/tribunal-finds-reality-tv-villain-owed-workers-comp-for-psychological-trauma-20191022-p5335j.html">psychological trauma</a>.</span></p> <p><span>Prince said she and her teammate Fiona Taylor were subjected to isolation, bullying and harassment by the producers and the other teams throughout the program’s fifth season in 2017, and that she had been unable to find a job afterwards due to her on-screen portrayal as a bully.</span></p>

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Triple M radio star refuses to deny MasterChef judge rumours

<p>Triple M radio star has reacted to rumours that she is set to star in a new cooking show with former MasterChef judges, Matt Preson and Gary Mehigan on Channel7.</p> <p>Mick Molloy, a co-host of<span> </span><em>Kennedy Molloy<span> </span></em>with Jane Kennedy hit his peer with the confronting rumour live on air. </p> <p>“The Channel 7 Upfronts are on Wednesday (afternoon) and I believe there’ll be some sort of announcement about a cooking show involving them and you, you hussy!” Molloy said on Triple M.</p> <p>“I beg your pardon? Me? I don’t know what you’re talking about,” Kennedy replied.</p> <p>“You can’t even look me in the eye!” Molloy said.</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/BzcWNsEgSDM/?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/BzcWNsEgSDM/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank">A post shared by MasterChef Australia (@masterchefau)</a> on Jul 2, 2019 at 10:30pm PDT</p> </div> </blockquote> <p>There has been speculation for weeks that Preston and Mehigan will appear in a new TV show on Channel 7 in 2020. </p> <p>Embattled former MasterChef judge George Calombaris was reportedly excluded from the list putting them on a new Channel 7 show after being fined $200,000 for underpaying staff at his restaurants. </p> <p>Preston recently confirmed he would be appearing as a judge on next year’s season of<span> </span><em>My Kitchen Rules,<span> </span></em>but the TV personality shot down the allegations while speaking to<span> </span><a href="https://www.news.com.au/entertainment/tv/reality-tv/jane-kennedy-refuses-to-deny-rumour-about-new-cooking-show-with-former-masterchef-judges/news-story/4aa0c7a8a8193375fabde8807ad3720f">news.com.au. </a></p> <p>“I can confirm that I am talking to other networks and producers about new projects for 2020 and beyond,” Preston said.</p> <p>“Taking over MKR as host/judge is not on the agenda! I have too much love for Manu, Colin and Pete to do that!”</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/BzM5cxtgFUQ/?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/BzM5cxtgFUQ/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank">A post shared by MasterChef Australia (@masterchefau)</a> on Jun 26, 2019 at 10:30pm PDT</p> </div> </blockquote> <p>The three judges were sensationally dropped by Channel 10 in July, but all have a different “hold back” agreement with the network that stipulates how long they have before they can sign with another commercial network in Australia. </p> <p>Preston, Mehigan and Calombaris have said they are interesting in finding a TV project to do together. They all determined their “hold back” clauses do not cover international TV opportunities. </p> <p>“The feedback we have all received in person on our travels and online from so many of the 20 million fans around the world who loved watching the ‘three musketeers’ on TV confirms that we’d be mad not to continue making TV together overseas for the international market,” Preston told<span> </span><a href="https://www.news.com.au/entertainment/tv/reality-tv/jane-kennedy-refuses-to-deny-rumour-about-new-cooking-show-with-former-masterchef-judges/news-story/4aa0c7a8a8193375fabde8807ad3720f"><em>news.com.au. </em></a></p> <p>“This is something we all look forward to doing when the time is right.”</p>

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Massive spelling slip-up! Trinny Woodall drops C-bomb on The Sunday Project

<p>Triny Woodall left<span> </span><em>The Sunday Project </em>panel in shock after dropping the C-bomb on-air. </p> <p>The style queen appeared on the Channel 10 show alongside hosts Lisa Wilkinson, Tommy Little, Susie Youssef and Peter Van Onselen. </p> <p>It was during the live episode when Woodall made a grave mistake and accidentally spelt out the “c-bomb” on air. </p> <p>Speaking of her former<span> </span>What Not to Wear<span> </span>co-host Susannah Constantine, the English celebrity said the pair were still great friends who always “call each other rude names — like c-u-*-* …”.</p> <p>The hosts sat speechless and Woodall also appeared to be mortified, going on to explain that she meant to leave out a few letters. </p> <p>The video was not made immediately available on 10Play as it usually is, and still remained unavailable on early Monday morning.</p> <p>Video of Woodall’s segment was posted to<span> </span>The Project’s<span> </span>Facebook page — with the offensive moment being cut out. </p> <div class="fb-post" data-href="https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=448807716019558" data-width="500" data-show-text="true"> <blockquote class="fb-xfbml-parse-ignore"> <p>The fabulous Trinny reveals the hilarious reason she can't tell if Aussies are friendly or tipsy, the makeup message she wants people to hear, and the current state of her friendship with Susannah.</p> Posted by <a href="https://www.facebook.com/TheProjectTV/">The Project</a> on <a href="https://developers.facebook.com/TheProjectTV/videos/448807716019558/">Sunday, October 20, 2019</a></blockquote> </div> <p>It’s not the first time Woodall has sparked controversy, after she told<span> </span>Stellar magazine<span> </span>she “didn’t know” her partner had been photographed holding his ex Nigella Lawson by the throat when they met.</p> <p>The 55-year-old makeup and fashion maven has been linked to billionaire art dealer Charles Saatchi — the ex-husband of worldwide famous chef Nigella Lawson — for almost six years.</p> <p>Woodall claims she didn’t know about the incident even though the photograph made headlines around the world. </p> <p>“Really weirdly, I still didn’t know any of that sh*t,” she told Stellar.</p> <p>She said she had only asked a mutual friend one question about Saatchi: whether he was “kind”.</p> <p>“I would ask that of anyone,” Woodall said.</p> <p>“I realised in my 50s I wanted a kind heart.”</p>

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Royal rift: Prince Harry confirms conflict with brother Prince William

<p>Prince Harry has publicly confirmed there is a growing rift between he and his big brother Prince William in a remarkably stoic documentary. </p> <p>The Duke of Sussex hinted there was a strained relationship with his elder brother in a new doco about he and his wife, Duchess Meghan. </p> <p>British journalist Tom Bradby asked the royal if there was any truth to reports of rifts with his brother. </p> <p>“Umm... part, part of this role and part of this job and part of this family being under the pressure that it’s under, inevitably, stuff happens. But look: We’re brothers, we’ll always be brothers — and we’re certainly on different paths at the moment,” he said. </p> <p>“But I’ll certainly always be there for him as I know he’ll always be there for me.</p> <p>“We don’t see each other as much as we used to because we’re so busy.</p> <p>“But I love him dearly and the majority of the stuff is created out of nothing. But as brothers, you have good days, you have bad days.”</p> <p>Filmed across South Africa, Angola, Malawi and Botswana, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex told the British news anchor the impact of navigating through life as a “modern” royal couple. </p> <p>Duchess warned against marrying “H”</p> <p>The Documentary featured Duchess Meghan admitting life over the last year has been “hard”. </p> <p>“I don’t think anybody could understand that. But in fairness, I had no idea — which probably sounds difficult to understand here. But when I first met my now-husband, my friends were really happy because I was so happy, but my British friends said to me: ‘I’m sure he’s great, but you shouldn’t do it, because the British tabloids will destroy your life.’”</p> <p>“I, very naively because I’m American and we don’t have that there, (said) ‘What are you talking about? That doesn’t make any sense! I’m not in tabloids!’ I didn’t get it. So, umm... it’s been complicated.”</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"> <p dir="ltr">'As brothers you have good days, you have bad days'<br /><br />Prince Harry says the 'majority of stuff' written about his relationship with his brother William is 'created out of nothing' and adds: 'I love him dearly' <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/HarryAndMeghan?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#HarryAndMeghan</a> <a href="https://t.co/GWs5KfuovM">https://t.co/GWs5KfuovM</a> <a href="https://t.co/bW7GVALZR6">pic.twitter.com/bW7GVALZR6</a></p> — ITV News (@itvnews) <a href="https://twitter.com/itvnews/status/1186028606557958145?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">October 20, 2019</a></blockquote> <p>“Can you put up with this? Can you deal with it? Can you manage it? Can you continue with it? And what happens if you can’t?” Bradby asked.</p> <p>“I’ve said for a long time to H — that’s what I call him — it’s not enough to just survive something. That’s not the point of life,” she said.</p> <p>“You’ve got to thrive. You’ve got to feel happy.”</p> <p>“I think I really tried to adopt this British sensibility of a stiff upper lip. I tried, I really tried, but I think what that does internally is probably really damaging. The biggest thing I know is that I never thought this would be easy, but I thought it’d be fair, and that’s the part that’s really hard to reconcile. But I don’t know... I’m taking each day as it comes.”</p> <p>Prince Harry says he won’t be “bullied into playing a game that killed my mother”</p> <p>The Duke of Sussex, who is an outspoken mental health advocate talked about managing his mental health despite the media scrutiny. He also touched on his mother, Princess Diana, who died in a tragic car accident in 1997. </p> <p>“It seems to be that you are under a lot of pressure. I don’t know if there’s a little bit of worry about your wife being under the same pressure as your mother was under... You’re living in this goldfish bowl, the interest is huge, the pressure is great — do you want to talk me through the last year, and where your head is at?” Bradby asked Harry, who told him he’d “hit the nail on the head.”</p> <p>“I will always protect my family, and now I have a family to protect. Everything she (Diana) went through is incredibly raw, every single day — and that’s not me being paranoid, that’s just me not wanting a repeat of the past. If anybody else knew what I knew, be it a father, a husband, anyone, you’d probably be doing exactly what I do as well.”</p> <p>On dealing with the media, the royal said: “It’s management, it’s constant management. I thought I was out of the woods, and then suddenly it all came back. Part of this job, and part of any job, means putting on a brave face, and turning a cheek to a lot of the stuff. But for me and for my wife, of course there’s a lot of stuff that hurts — particularly when the majority of it’s untrue.</p> <p>“But all we need to do is focus on being real and being the people that we are, and standing up for what we believe in. I will not be bullied into playing a game that killed my mother.”</p> <p>The new documentary comes amid news the couple is planning on taking a six-week break from the spotlight and royal duties.</p> <p>A royal source told<a rel="noopener" href="https://www.thetimes.co.uk/" target="_blank"><span> </span>The Sunday Times</a>: “The Duke and Duchess have a full schedule of engagements and commitments until mid-November, after which they will be taking some much-needed family time.”</p> <p>It’s understood they will fly to Los Angeles next month for Thanksgiving with Meghan’s mum, Doria Ragland. </p> <p>They will then return to the UK to spend time with the Queen and the rest of the Royal Family at Sandringham for Archie’s first christmas. </p>

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The X-rated joke that left The Great Australian Bake Off judges speechless

<p><span>A cook may have broken The Great Australian Bake Off’s PG rating with a crude joke.</span></p> <p><span>71-year-old Dennis Mews, one of the contestants on the baking competition, has left judges and fellow amateur bakers in shock with his quip on Thursday night’s episode.</span></p> <p><span>The Melbourne man was presenting his edible biscuit box to judges Maggie Beer and Matt Moran when he explained why he was satisfied with his creation.</span></p> <p><span>“I’m very pleased I got to construct it without it collapsing,” Mews said. “If I may say, my last two erections have been a big disappointment.”</span></p> <p><span>Silence ensued before Beer broke out in laughter, while Moran became visibly horrified before also cracking up.</span></p> <p><span>“Sorry, we’re gonna need a cup of tea for Maggie,” host Mel Buttle offered. “Maggie, talk about Dennis’ erection please.”</span></p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"> <p dir="ltr">Here for biscuits and pleasure. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/BakeOffAU?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#BakeOffAU</a> <a href="https://t.co/6UCfDJFiiJ">pic.twitter.com/6UCfDJFiiJ</a></p> — #BakeOffAU (@BakeOffAU) <a href="https://twitter.com/BakeOffAU/status/1184790386398547969?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">October 17, 2019</a></blockquote> <p><span>However, Mews’ wisecracking could not save him from elimination as he became the third person to leave the competition this season.</span></p> <p><span>Moran said Mews would “go down as having said one of the funniest things on TV”.</span></p>

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Kerri-Anne Kennerley’s controversial “speed bumps” comments generate official complaints

<p>Comments made by<span> </span><em>Studio 10</em><span> </span>host Kerri-Anne Kennerley have landed her in hot water, as official complaints have been lodged to the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA).</p> <p>In a statement to<span> </span><a rel="noopener" href="https://au.lifestyle.yahoo.com/kerri-anne-kennerley-comments-spark-official-complaints-022523135.html" target="_blank"><em>Yahoo Lifestyle</em></a>, the media authority confirmed that complaints were made over Kennerley’s comments on the Extinction Rebellion protesters.</p> <p>Her comments suggested that protestors be used as “speed bumps” as well as being left in jail without food.</p> <p>“The ACMA has received four complaints regarding the comments made by Ms Kennerley regarding Extinction Rebellion protesters,” a spokesperson told <em>Yahoo Lifestyle</em>.</p> <p>The comments made by Kennerley were part of a panel discussion over the arrest of protesters who are disrupting traffic as part of the week long “Spring Rebellion” climate change protests.</p> <p>“Personally, I would leave them all super glued to wherever they do it,” Kennerley said, adding that emergency services should not be aiding the protesters.</p> <p>“No emergency services should help them, nobody should do anything, and you just put little witches hats around them, or use them as a speed bump.”</p> <p>Despite Sarah Harris, another<span> </span><em>Studio 10</em><span> </span>co-host saying that Kennerley’s comments were going to get them into trouble, she did not hold back.</p> <p>“Put them in jail, forget to feed them,” Kennerley continued.</p> <p>“(Or) some of the aged care homes around Australia, that would really sort them out.”</p> <p>However, in a statement obtained by<em> <a rel="noopener" href="https://junkee.com/kerri-anne-kennerley-climate-rebellion/224397" target="_blank">Junkee</a>, Channel 10</em> have stood by Kennerley’s comments, saying that they were “in jest”.</p> <p>“This morning on Studio 10 Kerri-Anne Kennerley made comments regarding climate protesters that were said in jest. Before the show concluded, Sarah Harris reiterated the tone of her remarks, affirming that Kerri-Anne wasn’t inciting violence.</p> <p>“Kerri-Anne confirmed that she was indeed speaking in hyperbole and her words were clearly a joke. There was no intent to cause offence. Over the past few days, Studio 10 has extensively addressed a range of opinions on this subject.”</p> <p>ACMA refers complaints to the broadcasters initially, and will only take action if after 60 days, no response has been issued from the broadcaster. ACMA can also move forward with complaints if they are not satisfied with the response.</p>

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Helena Bonham Carter uses psychic to contact Princess Margaret for acting tips from beyond the grave

<p>Actress Helena Bonham Carter has revealed that she’s reached out to Princess Margaret via a psychic to ask for her permission to play her in Netflix’s show<span> </span><em>The Crown</em>.</p> <p>Princess Margaret passed away at the age of 71 back in 2002, so Bonham Carter thought that it would only be right to reach out and get permission before she went forth playing the lady herself.</p> <p>“She said, apparently, she was glad it was me,” Bonham Carter, 53, revealed at <a rel="noopener" href="https://www.gloucestershirelive.co.uk/whats-on/whats-on-news/helena-bonham-carter-tells-cheltenham-3398590" target="_blank">a sold-out session at the Cheltenham Literary Festival</a> on October 5.</p> <p>“When you play someone real, you really want their blessing because you do have a responsibility.</p> <p>“I asked her, ‘Are you OK with me playing you?’ And she said, ‘You’re better than the other actress that they were thinking of.’</p> <p>“That made me think maybe she is here because it’s a really classic Margaret thing to say – she is really good at complimenting you and putting you down at the same time.”</p> <p>Reaching out to someone from beyond the grave is nothing new for Bonham Carter as she always talks to a psychic when playing a real person who has passed away.</p> <p>The Queen’s younger sister also included some rules for Bonham Carter to follow.</p> <p>She said, “You’re going to have to brush up and be more groomed and neater.”</p> <p>Bonham Carter has been excited to play the role for a while, as Princess Margaret is known in a “one dimensional” way by the public.</p> <p>“Everyone has such a particular idea of Margaret. It’s very daunting and I don’t really look like her,” she told <em><a rel="noopener" href="https://www.telegraph.co.uk/women/politics/helena-bonham-carter-known-vulnerable-tricky-combination/" target="_blank">The Telegraph</a> </em>in December 2018.</p> <p>“But like the Queen, no one really knows what they’re like privately, so you can make your own choices.”</p> <p>She also confirmed that she researched for the role by talking to people who knew her closely, including relatives and three former ladies-in-waiting.</p> <p>“They really loved her, and when you go to the inner circle of people … they were very happy to talk about her because they miss her,” she said.</p> <p>“I felt very lucky to suddenly be the receptacle of all these stories. I think, for a lot of the friends, they are so tired with her being portrayed in a one-dimensional, very bitchy understanding of her.”</p>

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Studio 10 cleared over Kerri-Anne Kennerley’s racist Indigenous comments

<p>Studio 10 has been cleared following an investigation by the television watchdog over complaints that Kerri-Anne Kennerley made racist comments on the morning show.</p> <p>During a segment on the program in January, the panel was discussing the concerns of Indigenous Australians around the white invasion of Australia when Kennerley said, “<span>It was a couple of hundred years ago. Get over it. Let’s just move on.”</span></p> <p><span>Kennerley also questioned the motivations of Australia Day protesters. “Has any one of them been out to the outback where children, where babies and five-year-olds are being raped, their mothers are being raped, their sisters are being raped, they get no education,” she said in the segment.</span></p> <p><span>Fellow host Yumi Stynes responded, “That is not even faintly true Kerri-Anne and you’re sounding quite racist now.”</span></p> <div class="embed-responsive embed-responsive-16by9"><iframe class="embed-responsive-item" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/Z6AYZqT05BI"></iframe></div> <p><span>The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) received two complaints against the segment, with one of the complaints stating that Kennerley “used false data, incorrect and racist statements in an attempt to discredit the protest by showing serious contempt and severe ridicule to the indigenous Australians”.</span></p> <p><span>The ACMA found that while Kennerley’s comments were inflammatory, no regulations were breached.</span></p> <p>“As the ACMA has previously noted, broadcasting views that may be offensive or controversial does not, in and of itself, constitute a breach of the relevant Code provisions,” the watchdog said in its findings.</p> <p>It noted that while “the emphatic and sweeping suggestion by Ms Kennerley of endemic sexual abuse in Indigenous communities could be capable of provoking strong negative feelings in a reasonable person”, Stynes’ rebuttals helped balance the discussion and “<span>contextualised [Kennerley’s comments] as only one of a number of views on the issue”.</span></p> <p><span>The ACMA concluded: “The segment was not, therefore, likely in all the circumstances, to provoke or perpetuate in the ordinary reasonable viewer, intense dislike or serious contempt against Indigenous people because of race.”</span></p> <p>After learning about the ACMA’s findings, Kennerley told <a rel="noopener" href="https://www.smh.com.au/culture/celebrity/i-am-not-a-racist-kennerley-cleared-over-australia-day-comments-20191001-p52wix.html" target="_blank"><em>PS </em></a>last week, “You know, after that happened I went and looked up the word racist, just to see what the exact meaning of the word was ... and it is to look down on someone of a different race. To think you are better than them. That’s not what I said, and I certainly do not think I am better than anyone else.</p> <p>“My statement was that these people protesting about the date of Australia Day are nowhere to be seen within the Indigenous communities where women and children are being raped and murdered.”</p>

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Who will replace Johanna Griggs as House Rules host?

<p><span>Months after Johanna Griggs announced her departure from <em>House Rules</em>, Channel 7 has reportedly made a decision on who will take over as the program’s host.</span></p> <p><em><span><a href="https://tvblackbox.com.au/page/2019/9/30/exclusive-the-new-host-of-channel-7s-house-rules-is">TV Blackbox</a> </span></em><span>reported that the hosting role will be given to Jamie Durie, who joined the show in season 7 as a judge.</span></p> <p><span>According to the outlet, Carolyn Burns-McCrave will also join Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen as a full-time judge, replacing Wendy Moore. The line-up is allegedly set to be confirmed later this month.</span></p> <p><span>Channel 7 declined to comment on the report.</span></p> <p><span>Griggs <a rel="noopener" href="https://www.oversixty.com.au/lifestyle/home-garden/surprise-announcement-johanna-griggs-has-quit-house-rules/" target="_blank">announced in late July</a> that she had left the renovation show after seven seasons. “After a great deal of consideration, I recently sat down with the Network to ask to be allowed to step down as Host of <em>House Rules</em>,” she wrote on an Instagram post.</span></p> <p>“As the show goes into preproduction for the next season, it’s the perfect time to hand over the role to someone who will take the show into S8.”</p> <p>Last week, Moore also announced on Instagram that she will be leaving the program to focus on her role as head of Foxtel’s Lifestyle channels.</p> <p>“I have made so many friends, seen so many parts of Australia and learnt so much that I will always be grateful to Channel Seven for,” Moore wrote.</p> <p>“Of course it’s always sad to see the end of such a great experience, I guess you could call this the #sevenyearitch – it’s definitely time.”</p>

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“It’s expensive”: Karl Stefanovic jokes about his hair after hair plug rumours

<p>Karl Stefanovic, host of This Time Next Year, made a cheeky reference to his rumoured use of hair plugs during Monday night’s episode.</p> <p>Stefanovic, 45, was talking with mum-of-two Paula Williams who had a breast reduction journey.</p> <p>Williams declared that she wanted to burn one of her older and larger bras, and a crew member appeared on stage with a metal bucket and a lighter so she could do so.</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"> <p dir="ltr">Paula’s leaving the past behind her! 👀🔥 <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/TTNY?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#TTNY</a> <a href="https://t.co/qSsroaV2g8">pic.twitter.com/qSsroaV2g8</a></p> — This Time Next Year (@TTNY) <a href="https://twitter.com/TTNY/status/1178631412708102144?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">September 30, 2019</a></blockquote> <p>“If you don’t mind, I’m going to step back. Don’t want to burn my hair and stuff. it’s expensive,” joked Stefanovic, to laughter from the studio audience.</p> <p>The rumours were ignited by former<span> </span><em>Today</em><span> </span>colleague Richard Reid who revealed that Stefanovic used spray on hair.</p> <p>Reid revealed this on his winning stint of<span> </span><em>I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here!</em></p> <p>“And then he went away and got hair plugs,” Reid continued. “He had one of those six-week vacations and came back with (hair plugs). And he still used the spray until it filled in.”</p> <p>However, it’s not the first time Stefanovic has had his hair mentioned.</p> <p>In 2017 the <a rel="noopener" href="https://www.smh.com.au/entertainment/celebrity/hair-transplants-prevent-tv-careers-from-wearing-thin-20170302-gup32c.html" target="_blank">Sydney Morning Herald</a> reported that the Gold Logie winner “bowed to the pressure to maintain his beloved boyish looks and underwent a subtle hair transplant to hide thinning at the front and top of his head a few years ago”.</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/9KyxOJoV4A/?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/9KyxOJoV4A/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank">Everyone in the same Friday space? Nuts on</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/karlstefanovic_/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank"> karl stefanovic</a> (@karlstefanovic_) on Oct 22, 2015 at 10:38pm PDT</p> </div> </blockquote> <p>Reid has since admitted that it was a “big mistake” to tell Australia about Stefanovic’s hair plugs.</p> <p>“Oh God, that was a big mistake,” Reid groaned when the topic was brought up on <a rel="noopener" href="https://www.news.com.au/entertainment/tv/reality-tv/im-a-celebrity/richard-reids-big-mistake-with-karl-stefanovic-bombshell/news-story/7377e88951ddaaba8a92f88203572b46" target="_blank">The Kyle and Jackie Show</a>. </p> <p>“Apparently, people have thought it but no one has said it! And hey, he rocked a comb-over like nobody’s business, with a little bit of spray in his hair … dark spray.”</p> <p>He added: “The thing is with Karlos, now that you look back on it, is that he’s the first person to laugh at himself. So, I guess he wasn’t planning on laughing at that, but he’ll cry all the way to the bank, won’t he?”</p>

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