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Darren McMullen to host The Magicians on BBC One in the UK

Tuesday, 08 November 2011

Darren McMullen

Darren is set to debut as host on his first UK primetime show The Magicians, which returns to BBC One in 2012 with a show-stopping live new format and an astonishing line up of magicians.

“I can’t wait to host live shows here. The Magicians is a huge entertainment show and talked about around the world so I can’t wait to be at the heart of it. Being a live show, the pressure really will be on the magicians and whether or not they can pull off dangerous stunts in front of a live audience. I’m certainly going to have to have my wits about me!” Darren explains.

Following last year’s ratings success of over 6 million viewers, the 2012 series will be extended to six 75-minute programmes which will transmit live. This will be the first time a magic series has been transmitted live on the BBC in over 20 years.

Each magician will be paired with a different celebrity partner each week. Together they will perform three illusions, both live and pre-recorded, from the classic to the never-attempted before, after which their performances will be put to the viewers’ vote. The magician and celebrity pair with the fewest votes will then have to face a live and dramatic forfeit.

The magicians will need to dazzle, delight and excel beyond their own favoured speciality, be it escapology, illusion or sleight of hand card tricks, to ensure they get the audience’s support for the live vote.

 

Movember Launches with Ash Williams and Kate Peck

Monday, 31 October 2011

Ash Williams for Target

Moustaches

Thousands of men will begin their day with a clean shave tomorrow morning in preparation for a month of dedicated growing and grooming for the annual Movember campaign.

The Wisp, The Connoisseur, and The Undercover Brother are soon to be familiar characters perched on the faces of Aussie men as they band together for the global charity event which sees men growing moustaches during November to raise vital awareness and funding for men’s health issues – specifically prostate cancer and male depression.

Profile’s Ash Williams is loaning his upper lip to the cause as a ‘Mo Bro,’ and Kate Peck has signed on as a ‘Mo Sista’ to encourage guys to grow, and girls to sponsor.

“Pumped to be a mo' bro for Movember and get behind the great work they do for Men's Health," Ash explains, "And for the record my moustache is not ginger, it's 'spray tan'."

As well as being a Mo Bro this month, Ash also models his facial hair in the Movember range for Target. A quarter of all t-shirt sales will go to the Movember charity.

Last year the campaign raised a total of $AUS 72 million for men’s health globally, with AUS $24.6 million collected in Australia alone.

Head to to www.movember.com to get involved.

 

Tim Blackwell on Nova National Drive

Thursday, 27 October 2011

Tim Blackwell is now heard all over Australia as one third of the Nova National Drive team 'Meshell, Tim and Marty.’

The trio have been passed the baton by radio heavyweights Fitzy and Wippa, who have risen to the Nova Breakfast shift in Sydney.

The promotion signalled a move to Melbourne for the three broadcasters, who DMG Radio Australia Group Program Director Paul Jackson describes as a ‘formidable on-air team.’

Tim teamed up with comedian and television personality Meshell Laurie on Nova 106.9 Brisbane Breakfast in 2009, where they were joined by Marty Sheargold the following year to create ‘Meshell, Tim and Marty,’ a show we have seen go from strength to strength.

Congratulations Tim.

 

Kate Waterhouse in Harper's Bazaar

Thursday, 27 October 2011

Kate Waterhouse

Kate Waterhouse features this month as the face of Racing for Harper’s Bazaar, with her very own four page pull-out.

Pick up a copy of the November edition for a glamorous race-wear spread selected by the stunning journalist, fashion editor and style icon.

Pretty enough to keep, the pull-out features Kate’s top looks for the racing season modelled by Kate herself, plus her personal tips to make your race-day perfect.

 

Nickolodeon Kids' Choice Awards

Tuesday, 18 October 2011

Matt Preston and Julia Gillard
Photo courtesy of Nickolodeon Australia

Matt Preston has won the prestigious ‘Awesomest Oldie Award’ at the 2011 Australian Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards.

One of only five local winners of the Australian version of the channel’s awards, Matt was heralded by the upcoming generation alongside Hollywood stars including Justin Bieber, Katy Perry, and Selena Gomez.

Matt walked a star studded orange-carpet at the awards on Friday 7th October, where he was honoured by being ‘slimed’ alongside an impersonator of ‘Slime Minister’ winner Julia Gillard.

Kids love Matt for his role on MasterChef, and also for his performance at the 2010 Kids Choice Awards where he dressed as a cravat-wearing cherub, soaring through the air to reveal the winner of the ‘Fave Kiss’ category.

Congratulations also to Dannii Minogue for her role on Australia’s Got Talent which won the ‘Get Real Award.’

 

ACRA Awards

Tuesday, 18 October 2011

Jules Lund
Photo courtesy of Andrew Jarvie

Congratulations to Jules Lund who won this year’s Best Newcomer at the Australian Commercial Radio Awards (ACRA’s) in the Gold Coast on Saturday 15 October.

Jules was in attendance with co-host Fifi Box to pick up the coveted award for his role on Today Network’s drive-time show ‘Fifi and Jules.’ The awards are peer-judged by other industry members.

Congratulations also to Hamish Blake and Andy Lee, who took away the award for Best Station Promotion for their ‘The Thankyou Tour.’

Well done Jules, Hamish and Andy.

 

Sonia Shapes-Up Party Wear this Season

Thursday, 15 September 2011

Sonia Kruger

Sonia Kruger has released her glamorous debut fashion line, exclusive to Myer.

The Sonia Kruger Collection features a host of special-occasion dresses with a flattering twist – built in shape-wear.

First showcased at the VRC Luncheon at Flemington, each dress in the collection is designed to streamline and flatter the wearer through the inbuilt ‘miracle mesh.’

“I wanted to make something that was affordable for women and also flattering for women to wear,” she explained.

Arriving just in time for the races, you can expect to see a lot more of Sonia’s stunning designs as the party season kicks off.

Click below to see more.

The Sonia Kruger Collection at Myer

Sonia Kruger's Best Kept Secret

www.soniakruger.com

 

Guy Grossi Awarded and Applauded

Wednesday, 31 August 2011

Congratulations to Guy Grossi who was this week recognised by his city with not one, but two, prestigious awards.

Today Grossi Florentino was again named as a two hat restaurant by The Age Good Food Guide Awards 2012. The restaurant was one of only twenty in Victoria to receive the honour of two hats from the respected guide.

“Has it ever been harder for a restaurant to attain a chef's hat in the Good Food Guide? The bar was certainly raised this year,” states Good Food Guide editor Janne Apelgren.

This award comes just days after Guy was announced as the individual winner of the 2011 Melbourne Award for Contribution to Profile from the City of Melbourne.

Only one individual is named annually for the award of Contribution to Profile for Melbourne. The City praised Guy for his tireless work in promoting Melbourne and Victoria.

“He is a true visionary and leader who uses his strong relationships and connections to benefit his home town,” they explained.

The awards cement Guy’s reputation as one of Melbourne’s most valuable assets.

 

Katterpult Launches Wippa & Fitzy in to Record Books

Thursday, 11 August 2011



Congratulations to Wippa and Fitzy on setting the new world record for Furthest Distance Travelled by a Catapulted Car.

Wippa and Fitzy have broken in to the Guiness Book of Records with their amazing feat of engineering and construction: The Katterpult. Last Friday a car was flung an astounding 76.94 metres, landing Fitzy and Wippa in the record books.

Click the link below to see the action:

Fitzy and Wippa’s Katterpult
 

Steve Vizard as Richard Carleton in Beaconsfield

Monday, 08 August 2011

Steve Vizard has filmed his segments for the highly anticipated mini-series Beaconsfield, to be shown on Channel 9. Steve is cast as the late reporter Richard Carleton, who died covering the Beaconsfield mine collapse in Tasmania May 2006.

Cameron Daddo has also secured a feature role as the Mine Manager, and has been shooting on location in Tasmania.

 

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