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More Australian Gossip

I've been binge watching several Australian TV shows like All Saints, Packed to the Rafters, The Heart Guy and now Underbelly, which I love. So naturally I've been curious about some of the stars I've seen on TV and movies from Australia.

Would someone from down under be able to answer my questions?

Is Martin Lymes from All Saints still in jail for sexual assault?

What is Georgie Parker doing these days? I loved her as Terry Sullivan; I watched All Saints up until her character was written out. I hated the reboot as an emergency room drama.

I remember a really cute actor named Damien Rice, who played one of the first gay characters on Australian TV

They have such good quality shows so far. Why do so many of the actors come to the US? It must be ultra competitive down there.

by Anonymousreply 380Last Wednesday at 3:49 AM

Georgie's on Home and Away. Has been for a few years now.

by Anonymousreply 102/03/2021

Any info on Dominic Allburn from the soaps Between Two Worlds and A Place to Call Home? He was the only reason I watched those shows... Pure sex on legs.

by Anonymousreply 202/03/2021

R1 Damien has disappeared into pudgy middle-age.

by Anonymousreply 302/03/2021

OP, one of the reasons so many Aussies go to the US is a series regular gig can pay around 10 times as much as at home...a couple of years on a US show and they’ve funded a few decades of what is sure to be near-constant unemployment, if and when they return home.

Aussie TV used to produce good shows back in the 80s and 90s, when there were government incentives for home-grown content...nowadays, the rules have changed and there is slim pickings between Neighbours, Home and Away and the (very) occasional cable success like Wentworth or A Place to Call Home

by Anonymousreply 402/03/2021

Oh no r3...

Oh well, at least he and I have something in common 😆

by Anonymousreply 502/03/2021

Yes r4, I have heard that most of the tv programming was sponsored by the government.

They, along with kiwi actors and UK actors, have pretty much invaded Hollywood.

by Anonymousreply 602/03/2021

Martin Lynes is still in jail for raping a woman in her house. Or she was a real estate agent trying to sell a house to him. Don’t know what AUS sexual assault laws are like but I think that he has to be registered as a sex offender.

Hugh Sheridan has come out, but with the qualifier “I’m still attracted to women”. Whatever. Those flames can be seen from space.

Luke Pegler allegedly has quit acting to become a chef. Forty and still unmarried. Still cute as hell but balding.

There’s s really beautiful men in UNDERBELLY...didn’t even know how many hot actors there are down under.

by Anonymousreply 702/05/2021

[Quote] There’s s really beautiful men in UNDERBELLY...didn’t even know how many hot actors there are down under.

One of them being Firass. But he came off as such a dick during SAS.

by Anonymousreply 802/05/2021

Forays has extremely beautiful eyes...like jewels. Too bad he’s a douche.

Saw an interview with Ryan Johnson on YouTube. I know that he is married and has a kid, but man, does he ping. I love him in DOCTOR, DOCTOR. Rodger Corser is kind of hot, but the booty is lacking. And the redhead actor who plays Corser’s son on the show suffers from two-face. But I love his hair.

by Anonymousreply 902/08/2021

I had an Australian actress friend who did not try her luck overseas and did stints on All Saints, Blue Heelers, Neighbours and Home and Away. She is now in her 40s so past the babe stage and has another job as a psychologist but does the occasional TV guest shot.

by Anonymousreply 1002/08/2021

From my understanding Jacob Elordi returned home after a set shutdown from COVID and he hasn’t been on the new gossip radar here. Any stories of home country carousing, hopefully decadent nights out with the mates?

by Anonymousreply 1102/08/2021

Is Elordi out?

by Anonymousreply 1202/08/2021

Dominic Allburn. Wow.

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by Anonymousreply 1302/08/2021

[Quote] Forays has extremely beautiful eyes...like jewels. Too bad he’s a douche.

He does have gorgeous eyes.

[Quote] From my understanding Jacob Elordi returned home after a set shutdown from COVID and he hasn’t been on the new gossip radar here.

That's a good thing. His pap strolls with Zendaya and Kaia weren't doing him any favours.

by Anonymousreply 1402/09/2021

Ryan Johnson’s Instagram page

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by Anonymousreply 1502/09/2021

While you're on old Aussie shows, OP, give Police Rescue a look.

A lot of strapping young Aussie blokes and a couple of feisty women carrying out daring rescues, many of them based on real events; some really good scripts (9-11 is a shameless ripoff IMO); and the bonus of young guest stars who have since become well known internationally - Ben Mendelsson and Miranda Otto spring to mind but there are heaps of others.

by Anonymousreply 1602/11/2021

Let’s claim Jay Ryan. He’s a hunkie.

by Anonymousreply 1702/11/2021

I will see if Police Rescue is on Roku; they seem to have many Aussie TV shows and miniseries. I found [italic]Bloom[/italic] very entertaining, especially when Ryan Corr runs naked down the street.

Ben Tari, what's the deal with him? He doesn't show up anymore; I liked him in [italic]All Saints[/italic]. One of his co-stars, Jeremy Cumpston, quit acting to become a plastic surgeon, of all things. Erik Thomsen was really cute on that show, but by the time he got to PTTR, he lost his cuteness.

I'm crazy about [italic]Underbelly[/italic]. But I found out that it's on YouTube as well. So is [italic]Packed to the Rafters[/italic].

And Matt Nable is a fox. I loved him in [italic]Outlaws[/italic] as the closeted biker. What do we know about him? Is he part aborigine? Does he have any projects to be on the lookout for?

by Anonymousreply 1802/11/2021

New Zealand/Aussie actor Jonathan Brugh - is he gay?

by Anonymousreply 1902/28/2021

Russell Crowe is trans.

by Anonymousreply 2002/28/2021

Any gossip on Deniz Akdeniz????

He's SO gorgeous!

Is he a Gay?

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by Anonymousreply 2102/28/2021

[Quote] Is Elordi out?

He recently named Legolas/Orlando Bloom as his cinematic crush. He seems insincere, though.

by Anonymousreply 2202/28/2021

Did anyone see the recent Eric Bana movie with this guy as a young, shirtless version?

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by Anonymousreply 2302/28/2021

I see that r23 ‘s post has the aboriginal actress I love in DOCTOR DOCTOR and LOVE CHILD. I love her but I can’t remember her name 🙄🙄🙄😬😬😬

by Anonymousreply 2403/01/2021

[R24] That's Miranda Tapsell

by Anonymousreply 2503/01/2021

Tapsell is so good in LOVE CHILD.

by Anonymousreply 2603/01/2021

What’s the consensus on personal trainer James Smith? He’s hot. Very cocky and opinionated too.

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by Anonymousreply 2703/02/2021

I watched the series Mystery Road with Judy Davis and Aaron Pederson. He's hot but no acting match for her.

I assume she is well respected by her peers, but she strikes me as rather prickly, like an Aussie Glenda Jackson. Is she well-liked by peers (I think she's good friends with Geoffrey Rush)? Not sure if she's friendly with Cate Blanchett.

by Anonymousreply 2803/02/2021

American here -- I watch a number of Australian shows like A Place to Call Home (loved it) and Tangle (hated it) and am surprised by how many references the characters make to American politics, music, culture, etc. I doubt any American show ever references anything in Australia. Just curious: do Australians think about America a lot, does it play a role in their world consciousness, and in general, what do Australians think of America?

by Anonymousreply 2903/02/2021

r18 Ben Tari seems fairly relaxed and open about his sexuality. There's no interview with him announcing that he's gay exactly, but he's taken part in LGBT tennis tournaments in the past.

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by Anonymousreply 3003/02/2021

Ben Atari is so thin...underfed.

by Anonymousreply 3103/02/2021

Re-watching Kath and Kim now that it is on Netflix. Would love to hear any Aussie scoop on Jane Turner and Gina Riley, who seem to keep quite a low profile despite having created the most successful Australian TV show in history.

by Anonymousreply 3203/02/2021

Is Ryan Corr a drug addict for real? I know he was busted buying heroin or something I didn't want to think that when it was mentioned in another thread, but his tweets and Instagram pages always show him with really dicey characters on both sides of the pond.

by Anonymousreply 3303/02/2021

I'd like to know more about A Place to Call Home's Dominic Alburn (mentioned above), and also one of his fellow cast mates Tim Draxl (who plays Dr. Henry), and who I believe is gay in real life as well.

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by Anonymousreply 3403/02/2021

I think that Alburn is too but I think I read that here. Too lazy to search. He has an exquisite body!

by Anonymousreply 3503/02/2021

Ben Tari is now a teacher at a performing arts high school in Sydney

by Anonymousreply 3603/02/2021
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So many questions!

The reports were that Ryan Corr was a RL drug addict (heroin I think) and lost jobs over it, but he made a comeback some time later. Because of Covid I can't be sure whether he remains on track but I do hope so. He's very talented. (And is also in Love Child, which had a brilliant young cast: the best in recent years apart from maybe Underbelly Season 1). R24, Miranda Tapsell is also in the movie The Sapphires, which is well worth seeing.

Judy Davis is famous here for being prickly too, R28, but not bitchy. Just quick to take offence. Has been since she was very young. I will say her marriage has lasted forever, though. As an actress she's awesome, in the literal sense of the word. In Mystery Road she walks and talks as the character: neither voice nor gait is her own, yet both seem natural. I've seen her on stage in theatres large and tiny, and she's brilliant in every setting.

You're right about Aaron Pederson. The camera loves him, but he needs a really good director to act at his best. (Avoid Season 2 of MR, which lacks Davis and a halfway decent director or script.) In RL he's admirable, though. He is devoted to his brother, who has cerebral palsy and intellectual disabilities, and has taken responsibility for him since Aaron was a kid. He also takes his role as an Aboriginal role model seriously. US-ians need to remember Indigenous people are only 2-3% of the Australian population, so kids really need role models. Judy Davis told the press, about Mystery Road, “It was not simply an acting gig for him, but a means to an end — trying to give courage and belief to the young Aboriginal kids who flocked around him constantly. He was like a rock star — which in a sense he is.”

R32, Gina Riley and Jane Turner are Australia's French and Saunders, in the sense that they have been close friends and also working partners since their 20s (they're turning 60 around now). They've worked together in ensembles much more than F&S, though. Both have long marriages. Gina's daughter Maggie McKenna starred in the original stage production of Muriel's Wedding, which is a musical: it was a hit and she was a very big hit. Quite likely to become a DL icon down the track if she keeps going. For Tasteful Friends fans, I've linked to the Melbourne house Jane Turner and her husband recently sold - very Not Fountain Lakes.

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by Anonymousreply 3803/02/2021

Remember the episode of ALL SAINTS when Ben’s character, Jared Levine, got raped when he went into the underground drug den? Scary stuff and pretty bold at the time.

by Anonymousreply 3903/03/2021

Ooo, looks quite ritzy and effluent, R38. Very cool to hear that Muriel’s Wedding (another Aussie fave) was adapted as a musical and that Gina’s daughter starred in it. Come to think of it, if I was going to make a musical of Muriel’s Wedding, Gina Riley would be my dream casting for Betty Heslop, Betty IS what would become of Kim twenty five years down the line, were it not for Kim’s pugnacious narcissism - plus she’s got a great voice and I’m sure Betty would get a “Losing my Mind” style torch song late in the second act. And then of course, I’d want Jane Turner for Deidre Chambers, who is for all intents and purposes a malevolent Kath Day Knight.

by Anonymousreply 4003/03/2021

RAKE is a fun show...the actor, Richard Roxburgh is not conventionally handsome, but he’s hot and charismatic. Not to mention hysterically funny as Cleaver Greene. The guy who plays his son Fuzz pings...

by Anonymousreply 4103/13/2021

[quote] RAKE is a fun show

It seems to think that rich people being corrupt is funny or admirable.

[quote] Richard Roxburgh is not conventionally handsome

He must be in his 50s. He's beginning to look like Danny Kaye

[quote] Judy Davis is famous here for being prickly too, but not bitchy

No, Judy Davis is famous for being prickly, abusive to her husband and bitchy about EVERY director of every movie.

She's excellent on camera but is tiny and graceless on stage.

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by Anonymousreply 4203/13/2021

I've always thought Judy might be mentally ill, she pings for bipolar. She looks tortured.

by Anonymousreply 4303/13/2021

r40 bravo!

by Anonymousreply 4403/13/2021

r39 Connor the cute nurse from All Saints is not an eminent plastic surgeon with his own range of skincare

by Anonymousreply 4503/13/2021


by Anonymousreply 4603/13/2021

Hugh Sheridan is engaged to some pretty boy he's known for 4 months, good luck there. For some reason i really don't like Sheridan. He's overrated.

by Anonymousreply 4703/13/2021

Hugh’s music is bad...that California Crooner Club he created is really awful. They can sing well enough, but the songwriting is bottom drawer.

Why is Tim Draxl naked all the time?

by Anonymousreply 4803/14/2021

R39 Ben Tari had some really suspect storylines when he was on All Saints. In one episode a teenage patient, struggling with his sexuality, got an erection while Jared prepped him for an operation . In another episode Jared helped treat a patient who sustained a serious rectal injury after he was penetrated with a sharp object while being hazed. I had no idea Jared was raped until now. Given the fact that Ben himself appears to be a gay man, it all seems a bit odd.

by Anonymousreply 4903/14/2021

Maybe he asked if the storylines r49? Some actors do things like that. They had another episode on male rape too, pretty daring for a macho nation like Australia.

I caught [italic]800 Words[/italic] with Ben’s [italic]All Saints[/italic] former costar Erik Thomson. I liked it. A shame that it only lasted three seasons. But Erik looks like he’s gone under the knife-his skin was so taut and he looked as if he had Botox as well. The Maori actor who portrayed his daughter’s boyfriend Ike is so beautiful.

by Anonymousreply 5003/17/2021

What’s up with your AG, Christian Porter?

by Anonymousreply 5103/17/2021

R50 It's possible, I guess. Slightly off topic, but did anybody think it was odd that Jared, who was Jewish, came from a wealthy background? Rewatching the first season, it feels like a rather reckless(and unnecessary) stereotype.

by Anonymousreply 5203/17/2021

I did find it odd too r52. And that his grandmother was a Holocaust survivor who happened to be in the hospital the same day as the Nazi commandant of her concentration camp...sometimes they stretched credibility, but it was fun. After they revamped the show and moved it to the ER, it got bad - fast.

by Anonymousreply 5303/18/2021

WHET Luke Pegler? With his cute self? He disappeared after HACKSAW RIDGE.

by Anonymousreply 5403/24/2021

Isn't Sheridan a wedding singer? How is that overrated?

by Anonymousreply 5503/24/2021

He's a nasty pig and a weasel AND a rapist R51. He was in line to be Prime Minister but this shit will finally kill his career. Too many females have made allegations and one of them committed suicide because of it.

He is currently on leave from his AG position. Not expected back.

by Anonymousreply 5603/24/2021

OP, where did you watch those shows? I liked GLITCH and BESS OF BOTH WORLDS.

by Anonymousreply 5703/24/2021

R57, on Hulu, Acorn and Peacock. Amazon Prime has some more procedural shows, but I haven’t seen those yet.

by Anonymousreply 5803/24/2021

What’s happening ?

“British singer Ed Sheeran was granted an exemption to fly into Australia with his family”

by Anonymousreply 5903/24/2021

He's working on Dannii Minogue's new album.

by Anonymousreply 6003/24/2021

She’s still singing ? LOL

by Anonymousreply 6103/24/2021

Singing all the hits, my darling. "Baby Love," "Love & Kisses," "Kiss Me Honey Honey Kiss Me."

by Anonymousreply 6203/24/2021

[Quote] “British singer Ed Sheeran was granted an exemption to fly into Australia with his family”

Same thing with Zac Efron's brother. Apparently he's part of the crew for Zac's latest project 🙄

by Anonymousreply 6303/25/2021

No, R56.

One female made one allegation about one incident 33 years ago,

They did nothing for 32 years. Eventually decided to contact police I year ago.

The police decided there was no usable evidence. And the female exited the scene which leaves great fog of innuendo, speculation and blaming but no evidence.

by Anonymousreply 6403/25/2021

R27 Luke McFarlane head, Kevin Bacon nostrils,

R8 Firass Dirani is turning middle-aged and pining for the old ways back in the homeland

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by Anonymousreply 6503/25/2021

Oh no, where do his ancestors come from? Sexism is a a good look.

Especially when one wears a man bun.

by Anonymousreply 6603/25/2021

[Quote] He replied to one user writing, "I'm saying society is pornified. Look at your Instagram feed. It's nothing new..."

If it's nothing new, why say it??

by Anonymousreply 6703/25/2021

But look at how he’s dressed in that photo. You can even see his bulge.

by Anonymousreply 6803/25/2021

I bet he's fucked a million other actors. But women, they need to natural, demure and chaste!

by Anonymousreply 6903/25/2021

*need to be

by Anonymousreply 7003/25/2021

does he have a fur ass?

by Anonymousreply 7103/25/2021

R63 Everyone is here this year.

Zac Efron, Matt Damon, the Hemsworths, Natalie Portman, Idris Elba, Sacha Baron Cohen

Luke Evans, Liam Neeson, Tom Hanks, Mark Wahlberg has just left.

George Clooney and Julia Roberts will soon be flying in.

by Anonymousreply 7203/25/2021

What's Daniel Johns' story?

by Anonymousreply 7303/25/2021

What's Daniel was seduced by gay Paul

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by Anonymousreply 7403/25/2021

That Studio 10 host is cute. Nice accent too.

by Anonymousreply 7503/25/2021


Who is 'That Studio 10 host'?

by Anonymousreply 7603/25/2021

6 Are you talking about that Irishman with the squashed-cabbage accent?

He looks like a 40 year old skinny version of Gene Kelly

by Anonymousreply 7703/25/2021

r6 (for r77).

by Anonymousreply 7803/25/2021

Or did you mean - r76 -, r77?

by Anonymousreply 7903/25/2021

Tristan MacManus

by Anonymousreply 8003/25/2021

Tristan is cute AF.

by Anonymousreply 8103/25/2021

Is he Rove's older brother?

by Anonymousreply 8203/25/2021

Daniel MacPherson?

by Anonymousreply 8303/25/2021

R83 We discussed MacPherson here

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by Anonymousreply 8403/25/2021

Little discussion, but thanks r84.

by Anonymousreply 8503/25/2021

There is little to discuss except his odd, twisted mouth and very big scar.

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by Anonymousreply 8603/25/2021

I totally disagree with R42 about Judy Davis's stage presence. I've seen nearly everything she's done on stage (including that Lulu) and she's always been compelling and brilliant. Her Hedda Gabler was to die for, as was her Fool in King Lear. In recent years her theatre work has been mostly directing.

by Anonymousreply 8703/25/2021

I can't imagine Judy Davis as Lulu.

by Anonymousreply 8803/26/2021

Zoe Ventoura has to be one of the most beautiful actresses in Australia right now. Just lovely. Loved her as Mel in Rafters.

by Anonymousreply 8903/26/2021

R88 You can't imagine Judy Davis as a sexpot? Me neither.

Despite R87 having seen more of Davis onstage than I, my strongest memories of 'Lulu' were;

1. Davis being unable to hold the audience's attention,

2. her wearing Doc Martens which made a clomping sound on the stage floor whenever she moved.

But she can be fine on screen.

by Anonymousreply 9003/26/2021

Is Craig Maclachlan a sex pest?

by Anonymousreply 9103/26/2021

I don't know about that but I do think he's a dumb moron.

by Anonymousreply 9203/26/2021

It was horribly directed, R90, and her clothes and makeup were anti-sexy. She did what she was supposed to do, but that one was an uphill battle.

If you want to see her be sexy, you need Water Under the Bridge. She was never going to be Monroe, but in that she is flirtatious, appealing, careless, rich.

by Anonymousreply 9303/26/2021

R91, he won his court case. The judge said there was not enough evidence, though the FOUR complainants were credible witnesses. The main complainant, Christie Whelan-Browne, has been around for ages - including in a couple of stage shows with Geoffrey Rush - and has not complained before.

The ABC dropped him from his TV show with such alacrity and silence that it made me wonder what that set was like. But maybe the case just happened at an unfortunate moment in their scheduling.

by Anonymousreply 9403/26/2021

[quote] Water Under the Bridge.

That was SO long ago!

It was written by a precocious skinny homosexual named Sumner Locke Elliott.

He left dreary Sydney for the bright lights of New York where he worked behind the scenes in radio and dealt with luminaries like Joshua Logan.

His story "Fairyland" is a very entertaining account of his early life with a few sexy, furtive episodes.

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by Anonymousreply 9503/26/2021

Has David Campbell sworn off cock?

by Anonymousreply 9603/26/2021

David Campbell is a cretin and prickteaser.

He teased and used the Sydney gays until he got leg up into television mediocrity.

by Anonymousreply 9703/26/2021

I understand that Georgie Parker did an album and tour with a well-known male singer in Australia. Is she any good?

by Anonymousreply 9803/26/2021

Worse, David Campbell is a vegan.

by Anonymousreply 9903/26/2021

I'm waiting for the day when David Campbell is exposed a drunken wife-beater (like his father and that O'Keefe character)

by Anonymousreply 10003/26/2021

[Quote] prickteaser

Not according to someone who posted on here back in the day. Oral only, though, apparently.

by Anonymousreply 10103/26/2021

[quote] Oral only

The room was pitch black and, anyway, the producer took off his glasses in order to suck. And there was nothing above the waist, and he was slapped about the head. And it was 25 years ago.

by Anonymousreply 10203/26/2021

Why did David Campbell not want to settle in New York when he was said to have a great career ahead of him as a cabaret singer?

by Anonymousreply 10303/26/2021

Here's one such tidbit:

[Quote] I was involved in the 90s NYC cabaret scene and spent some time around David. We even fooled around a couple of times. Drunken make-out sessions with a little bit of oral, nothing more. Little cock, but cute as hell.

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[Quote] Why did David Campbell not want to settle in New York when he was said to have a great career ahead of him as a cabaret singer?

[Quote] When DC made his first big splash in the States/NY cabaret scene, he was a "protege" of Michael Feinstein but supposedly would only let MF handle his career, not his private parts.When he turned MF down, MF lost interest and DC's career stalled - then when his visa expired he had to leave the US since MF was no longer listed as his "sponsor".

by Anonymousreply 10503/26/2021

He only dabbled in camp cabaret singing for homosexuals when he was trying to make a name for himself.

He doesn't need them any more.

by Anonymousreply 10603/26/2021

Any gossip on the lovely Catherine McGregor ?

by Anonymousreply 10703/26/2021

R89 she was on Home and Away recently. She played a lesbian so of course the character didn't stick around for long.

by Anonymousreply 10803/26/2021

Les Solomon has the receipts and knows where the bodies are buried.

by Anonymousreply 10903/26/2021

Solomon may have 'presented' David Campbell twice in New York but he never sucked his cock.

by Anonymousreply 11003/26/2021

I don't watch Australian TV but i i saw on the TV at the gym an ad for a new series with Alex Dimitriades in it. He's 47 now.

by Anonymousreply 11103/26/2021

Alex was a gorgeous dreamboat.

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by Anonymousreply 11203/26/2021

I met him once and he was soft and girlish. so when he played those tough guys that was definitely acting.

by Anonymousreply 11303/27/2021

Heartbreak High!

by Anonymousreply 11403/27/2021

[Quote] Solomon may have 'presented' David Campbell twice in New York but he never sucked his cock.

Hi David!

by Anonymousreply 11503/27/2021

Alex was hot on Tidelands. Sucks it was cancelled after the first season.

by Anonymousreply 11603/27/2021

Has [italic]Doctor, Doctor[/italic] started up yet? Waiting for closure from season 5.

by Anonymousreply 11703/28/2021

Alex sure was sexy when he was young (here in the movie Head On)

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by Anonymousreply 11803/28/2021

John Waters is definitely bi, right?

by Anonymousreply 11903/28/2021

R119 He was married to a woman.

by Anonymousreply 12003/28/2021

Dannii Minogue's father in law was gay, yes?

by Anonymousreply 12103/28/2021

R121 He may have been effete (and had an unfortunate head) but no one has any credible anecdote to his gender interests.

by Anonymousreply 12203/28/2021

I knew a girl who was in a national touring company of Shout that David Campbell led and she reported that he liked the nose candy.

by Anonymousreply 12303/28/2021

Came for any MAFS gossip. Yep, i watch that shit...they are a new level of reality show.

by Anonymousreply 12403/28/2021

Dannii speaks like a tranny. Did she study voice with Carlotta?

by Anonymousreply 12503/28/2021

R124 Jake from Mafs is SO cute.

Even though he allows himself to be bullied by that Perth witch.

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This year's crop of MAFS men are introverted and self-effacing.

Almost all of them blush so hard they look permanently pink on screen.

by Anonymousreply 12703/28/2021

r125 Becs is a horrible person. I mean, truly at the level of Ines-horrible.

by Anonymousreply 12803/28/2021

I just saw an ad for Married at First Sight. I hadn't seen the show before. Wow it really puts you off the hetero life

by Anonymousreply 12903/28/2021

LOL r129. They did have a lesbian couple in series 7. that went horribly sideways.

by Anonymousreply 13003/28/2021

R96, R103, R110

I have a strong memory of David Campbell from 1996. He was nude on onstage in 'Love Valour Compassion' and he played gay in another show called 'Only Heaven Knows'. He was 22 years old and fresh-faced (though there was rumour he was the bastard son of an awful Scottish sot.

My second memory is from about ten years later at the Mardi Gras party. He and his father were both drunk and off their faces. They were accompanied by their Hong Kong girls, they jumped out of a taxi while their entourage ensured they weren't bothered by the gays, brushing them aside as they went to the VIP Area.

by Anonymousreply 13103/28/2021

r126 also, Jake was rated highest by almost all the brides. He has an attractive yet very approachable and vulnerable look.

Also, i kind of miss the bitchiness of My Kitchen Rules.

by Anonymousreply 13203/28/2021

Too many alsos in that post. After several glasses of chard. but in terms of attractiveness: Bryce (but he's truly a dickhead), Jake, Patrick (i like geeks, and he seems like he'd be a total kinky boy and up for anything), Chris, Brett. The rest all finish evenly.

by Anonymousreply 13303/28/2021

Patrick could be doable if he got his two Lateral Incisors teeth capped. And Cameron had some sex appeal.

Unfortunately the 'experts' on this show choose couples for their potential for drama rather than compatibility.

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r134 i did think Cam was sexy but i for some reason was not really that attracted to him. i think it was because i felt he wasn't being genuine.

i was willing to overlook Patrick's teeth discrepancies because he was such a great person, funny and innocent yet wanting to be sexual.

by Anonymousreply 13503/28/2021

Have they had any gay couples since gay marriage is supposed to be legal in Australia?

by Anonymousreply 13603/28/2021

r136 see r130

by Anonymousreply 13703/28/2021

Kamahl has been getting a lot of press the last couple of days due to racism he endured on Hey Hey It's Saturday back in the 1970s/1980s.

I never watched the show but I not surprised by things people told me. And know that Kamahl is speaking out he is getting told to 'get over it'. He was fucking humiliated in front of hundreds of thousands of people - why the fuck should he get over it.

Channel 9 owe him a huge apology. And just Kamahl, I heard they gave Marcia Hines a hard time too.

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I thought 'Hey Hey It's Saturday' was revolting with all its mindless ocker jokes. But the show originated as a puppet show for kids so that may be an excuse for its general boneheaded witlessness.

But some of the morons on The Project are just as boneheaded and witless' (they always sit on the left hand side of the screen). That's a show for adolescents who need to be told what to think.

by Anonymousreply 13903/28/2021

That's a show for adolescents who need to be told what to think. - Perfect summary of The awful Project.

by Anonymousreply 14003/28/2021

Go fuck a kangaroo already, OP

by Anonymousreply 14103/28/2021

R123 - that is why the show was known by the company as Snout!

by Anonymousreply 14203/29/2021

[Quote] Also, i kind of miss the bitchiness of My Kitchen Rules.

MKR hasn't been fun in years due to all the manufacturered drama. And what the hell happened to Pete Evans?

by Anonymousreply 14303/30/2021

Yeah, apparently Pete Evans is a real kook.

by Anonymousreply 14403/30/2021

Handsome but a super-kook.

by Anonymousreply 14503/30/2021

What do we know about Richard Roxburgh?

by Anonymousreply 14603/30/2021

I confuse Richard Roxburgh with David Wenham. Did he have abs in that movie '300' that were painted on?

by Anonymousreply 14703/30/2021

Wenham's in 300. Richard Roxburgh's in Moulin Rouge, no?

by Anonymousreply 14803/30/2021

Roxburgh is shaped oddly but I like his face and his bearing. Banty legged rascal of a man.

by Anonymousreply 14903/31/2021

Never heard any goss on Richard Roxburgh: no gay rumours, no diva behaviour. He's been married only once - for 16 years so far - to Silvia Colloca, whom he met on that Dracula movie, and who now fronts an Italian cooking show on TV. Three kids. They're not inner city hipsters: they live on Sydney's Northern Beaches, an area coveted for its combination of gorgeous scenery and a relaxed beachside lifestyle.

Before Colloca he dated Miranda Otto for a while. He's a very highly esteemed stage actor (a stunning Hamlet in the mid-90s). Apart from Rake, he has also done several prestige TV mini-series in which his performances have won big acclaim. He's intelligent in a way not a lot of actors are: he had an Economics degree before he went to NIDA and he is able to talk about Shakespearean and Chekhovian roles like a director rather than an actor. He directed the movie Romulus My Father, starring Eric Bana. In his spare time he has written at least one children's book.

Both Roxburgh and David Wenham were in Moulin Rouge. Roxburgh had the far larger role, as the wicked Duke.

by Anonymousreply 15003/31/2021

Roxburgh's about to play Elvis Presley's father!


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Ew, R151. That was scary.

by Anonymousreply 15203/31/2021

is r151 Richard Roxburgh? because i just did a GIS for Roxburgh and damn...he's a lot better looking than he was as the Evil Duke on Moulin Rouge.

Maybe r151 is Baz Luhrmann? If it's actually Roxburgh, what a shame. the pics i saw on google showed a weathered, but hot, man. r151 looks like someone who just injected his entire face with fillers.

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R151 Luhrmann's face is as fake as his plastic movies.

I listened to a live radio interview being broadcast at 10am on a Monday morning a decade ago. He was incoherent with some kind of mind-altering substance.

by Anonymousreply 15403/31/2021

Is Daryl Somers bi?

by Anonymousreply 15504/01/2021

Daryl Somers is an embarrassment.

by Anonymousreply 15604/01/2021

Is Andrew O’Keefe bi?

by Anonymousreply 15704/01/2021

I like a couple of Baz’s films, but is he pretentious a bit in some of his interviews?

by Anonymousreply 15804/01/2021

Laurence Mooney is bi

by Anonymousreply 15904/01/2021

^ Who told you that? He looks somehow like an lost intellectual drunkard lost in the wilderness. Didn't he offend women recently?

by Anonymousreply 16004/01/2021

He does look like a Dr Who fan bear.

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[quote] Didn't he offend women recently?

Well, I went to google and it seems offence has been happening around him for the last 5 years. I don't care.

Taking offence has taken over as Australia's national pastime this last year. The PM is now being blamed for not taking personal responsibility for over 4000 adults drinking and fornicating inside Parliament House.

by Anonymousreply 16204/01/2021

Mooney is a bit of a dickhead

by Anonymousreply 16304/01/2021

The Woke ABC TV employs that dickhead.

by Anonymousreply 16404/01/2021

must be the only man they do employ

by Anonymousreply 16504/01/2021

R162 Agreed. I'm sick of all this trial by media.

I don't see how Scott Morrison is responsible for the behaviour of all those adults. What the fuck are they doing going into the workplace blind drunk in the first place.

I've heard so many stories over the years about people from all sides of politics behaving badly and getting away with it - men and women. Only a fraction make the media of course.

by Anonymousreply 16604/01/2021

My brother works at Parliament House, he said there wasn't a week that went by that carpenters were fixing holes in the walls of Kevin Rudd's office where he'd punched them. Rudd has a seething temper apparently.

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by Anonymousreply 16804/01/2021

R157...Andrew is just an arrogant prick!

by Anonymousreply 16904/01/2021

R138...when working in St Ives on the North Shore of Sydney back in the 00s Kamal came into our shop all the time. really, really nice chap, chilled and so polite. Sorry to hear he was treated poorly.

by Anonymousreply 17004/01/2021

[quote] Kamal


He did OK for 40 years from Australian record-buyers. He lived in the rich suburbs on the North Shore of Sydney.

by Anonymousreply 17104/01/2021

I can remember when Kamahl was quite happy to go along with the Asian jokes that he now complains about.

by Anonymousreply 17204/01/2021

R167 I'm so glad you mentioned Kevin Rudd's bad behaviour. It is not widely know but Rudd & Malcolm Turnbull are horrible to deal with personally and treat their staff like shit.

Whatever anybody make think of John Howard, Julia Gillard, Tony Abbott or Scott Morrison politically by all accounts they treat their staff well and with respect.

I know somebody who worked for Abbott and said Gillard was so nice to her even though she was working for Abbott, who was very pleasant.

I've heard nothing but horror stories of Rudd & Turnbull and theor attitude to staff not to mention Gareth Evans and the late John Fahey (go riddances to bad rubbish by all accounts).

by Anonymousreply 17304/02/2021

How do I get HOUSE HUSBANDS in the USA? None of the streaming channels carry it over here. I may try BitTorrent. I saw a clip of it on YouTube and I am intrigued.

by Anonymousreply 17404/02/2021

R174 I saw bits of it and was unimpressed. I intuited it was only made for unhappy women.

by Anonymousreply 17504/02/2021

(R29) I really enjoyed "A Place to Call Home" and especially the epilogue at the end where we learn what happened to each character. I am currently watching "Love My Way" (32 episodes) and sorry, I find the actors, the characters and the story line extremely irritating. The male lead is either ranting or bursting into tears. I always watch a series to the very end, so will stick with this one. I just finished watching the English series "The Grand" starring the wonderful Susan Hampshire. It concerns the happenings in a high class hotel. The footman, Clive has one episode where he's attracted to men and he is a hunk.

by Anonymousreply 17604/02/2021

He's same sex attracted for ONE episode? How Ally McBeal of him.

by Anonymousreply 17704/02/2021

It's absolutely true that there was a lot of sexist and racist humour on Australian TV, as there was throughout society, in the 1970s. In the 60s and early 70s a lot of the writers were older guys who had written for the vaudeville stage in the 30s and 40s. Hey! Hey! indulged in that kind of humour too, but they weren't the only show to denigrate Kamahl. Although most of the slights were from a racist angle, I think at the time it was just the lazy way to do what the performers really wanted, which was to take him down a peg - not because he was black but because he was conceited. Performers of colour like Marcia Hines and Chelsea Brown doubtless scored some racist "jokes" too, but on nothing like the scale of those aimed at Kamahl. You could see the genuine affection for them.

All I'll say is, on Kamahl's This is Your Life the only prominent Australian "showbiz personality" to appear was...Rupert Murdoch.

P.S. Somers is insufferable too, in exactly the same way as Kamahl. Nobody watched Hey! Hey! to see him.

by Anonymousreply 17804/02/2021

I was quite surprised to learn that Australian nighttime soaps had nudity, and not "cute" hide-behind-a-potted-plant nudity.

by Anonymousreply 17904/02/2021

^ yep, nudity and swear words....fuckin' hell

by Anonymousreply 18004/02/2021

Do you remember when Daryl tried to be a pop singer?

by Anonymousreply 18104/02/2021

R181 no i don't. I'm taking that as a good thing.

by Anonymousreply 18204/02/2021

Didn't Daryl do a version of 'On a Night Like This'?

I looked on youtube, but thank God, I couldn't find it.

by Anonymousreply 18304/02/2021

Here's one song.

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by Anonymousreply 18404/03/2021

So he’s bi??

by Anonymousreply 18504/03/2021

Why hasn't Australia produced a film about Errol Flynn.

by Anonymousreply 18604/03/2021

Why hasn't Australia produced a film about the actress Coral Browne?

by Anonymousreply 18704/03/2021

R186 I guess Australia hasn't produced a film about Errol Flynn because most of his life occurred outside of Australia.

I have a vague memory a TV drama which seemed to concentrate on his shenanigans in New Guinea.

It starred the rather odd-looking actor named Jerome Ehlers.

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Now I'm confused. There was something with the anorexic Guy Pearce.

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by Anonymousreply 18904/03/2021

I know now what Lauren Bacall would look like as a man, r188.

by Anonymousreply 19004/03/2021

Why hasn't there been a film about Judith Anderson? Born in Adelaide.

by Anonymousreply 19104/04/2021

Judith was a flapper in 1927.

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by Anonymousreply 19204/04/2021

I enjoyed "The Heights", which was picked up by BBC last year. Any news on whether there's going to be a Season 3?

by Anonymousreply 19304/04/2021

Australians tend to make TV mini-series when they do biographies. Unfortunately, even with the extra time, they are usually formulaic and well, not good.

by Anonymousreply 19404/04/2021

[Quote] they are usually formulaic and well, not good.

E.g ONJ played by Delta Goodrem.

by Anonymousreply 19504/04/2021

And Judith and Coral were both so talented with words...cunning linguists they were, yeah?

by Anonymousreply 19604/04/2021

I quite liked the Peter Allen mini series. The actor was a million times more attractive than Allen, of course.

by Anonymousreply 19704/04/2021

[quote] Allen

The strongest things I remember about him were his large forehead, how he would sweat singing and his clueless wife.

by Anonymousreply 19804/05/2021

Many of the names mentioned here attended the Hamilton opening in Sydney. Marta is openly lesbian?

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by Anonymousreply 20004/06/2021

It was a question. I don't know the woman.

by Anonymousreply 20104/06/2021

^Not that I'm aware of.

by Anonymousreply 20204/06/2021

Isn't Marta's husband an actor too?

by Anonymousreply 20304/06/2021

She was giving me power lesbian on the red carpet, which prompted the question.

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by Anonymousreply 20404/06/2021

Can any Aussie bros tell me any info on Gilbert, the hot ginger from Season 3 of your "Beauty and the Geek"? Have major crush even though I know it is 10 years old now.

by Anonymousreply 20504/06/2021

R209 What a motley crew!

by Anonymousreply 20604/06/2021

R199 What a horror show!

by Anonymousreply 20704/06/2021

I'm kind of impressed at the 78 year old managing to balance on those high heels.

by Anonymousreply 20804/06/2021

R127 We all know MAFS is fake but this pathetic little Insta post reflects badly on 3 of its participants.

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R105 You will need to post a picture. Most of those people fade from memory immediately after the show.

by Anonymousreply 21004/06/2021


Hamish Macdonald is wearing sensible leather shoes while somebody called Francesca Hung wears some ridiculous ankle-breakers.

Hannah Gadsby has elephantine hips; Richard Roxburgh has a wife half his age. I don't know those unknown people with Gladys Berejiklian.

by Anonymousreply 21104/06/2021

What a deep voice David Campbell's wife has...

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by Anonymousreply 21204/06/2021

^ (gay) Simon Burke has an eye-oatch.

Albanese hanging onto some Laborite woman (who's supposed to be impartial on the ABC)

Lots of hyperbole.

by Anonymousreply 21304/06/2021

Here's Gilbert's "after" photo. Before, he had huge ugly beard. I thought he was one of the most popular but maybe reality TV had a short shelf life as here. Still, he was adorable.

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by Anonymousreply 21404/06/2021

Gilbert is now a 'Site Engineer'. I wonder if he told his employer about his TV show? At least he didn't get nude.

by Anonymousreply 21504/06/2021

Showed his bare ass during his strip Full Monty challenge. Probably not a big deal.

by Anonymousreply 21604/06/2021

I am loving [italic]A Place to Call Home[/italic]! Regina makes Alexis Carrington look like Mother Teresa! Jenni Baird is a good actress; I remember how sweet she was in [italic]All Saints[/italic]. What a turn. What a meaty, satisfying TV show.

by Anonymousreply 21704/06/2021

Tim Draxl on self-care...MARY!

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by Anonymousreply 21804/06/2021

I saw Tim Draxl at Aldi.

Short, two heavy bags full.

by Anonymousreply 21904/06/2021

What is 'two heavy bags full', R219?

by Anonymousreply 22004/06/2021

Two heavy Aldi bags full.

by Anonymousreply 22104/06/2021

I will say, while I am not a fan of cabaret-type music, he sings it well. A fine voice.

by Anonymousreply 22204/06/2021

What is 'short', R219?

by Anonymousreply 22304/06/2021

He really likes showing off his body...

by Anonymousreply 22404/06/2021

Tim Draxl regularly posts photos of himself right here on Datalounge.

Gladys Berejiklian is a lezzo and Daryl Maguire is a flaming homo. That whole secret relationship story was a bizarre fabrication.

by Anonymousreply 22504/06/2021

R225 She was asked by Kyle Sandilands on his show a couple of months ago if she had ever had a lesbian experience. She denied it.

by Anonymousreply 22604/07/2021

She lied R226. She basically said she’s a virgin.

by Anonymousreply 22704/07/2021

Was late Judith McGrath a lesbian?

by Anonymousreply 22804/07/2021

What about the eighteen year old holding a handbag at r199? Just a poser?

by Anonymousreply 22904/07/2021

Also who was the hot gay kid who almost won that season of "Project Runway" down there -- though I think the "other Twink" beat him in the end, So damn cute. Did he go on to a fashion career?

And who is Colleen McGlade, I think? I have her pink butterfly perfume somehow but not sure who she is.

by Anonymousreply 23004/07/2021

[quote] who is Colleen McGlade … perfume

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That video displays how petite he is compared to that Kate Winslet-type giantess.

And what is that thing he's clutching in his hand?

by Anonymousreply 23204/07/2021

LOL, Coleen Rooney. I wasn't even close. The Butterfly perfume is great though. Okay, who is she?

by Anonymousreply 23304/07/2021

Coleen Rooney has nothing to do with Australia.

We stopped accepting Irish slags in 1841 (that's 180 years ago).

by Anonymousreply 23404/07/2021

Rove McManus... mega bi vibes no?

by Anonymousreply 23504/08/2021

I don't know about being bi but he's never been funny and doesn't deserve the money or career he has

by Anonymousreply 23604/08/2021

Paul McDermott: BI BI BI!

by Anonymousreply 23704/08/2021

[quote]LOL, Coleen Rooney. I wasn't even close. The Butterfly perfume is great though. Okay, who is she?

Isn't she the wife of British football player Wayne Rooney?

by Anonymousreply 23804/08/2021

Footballer tea...

What’s going on with DL fave David ‘Thighs of Life’ Pocock? Or hottie Dan Carter...

by Anonymousreply 23904/08/2021

^huh Dan Carter would 'do' anything, he's such a scaredy-cat

by Anonymousreply 24004/08/2021

We lost interest in Virtue-Signaller David ‘Thighs of Life’ Pocock.

We only wanted him until the legal marriage contract laws were changed. After that we realised he was just another Virtue-Signalling Christian and our modern-day hatred of Christianity outweighed his usefulness.

by Anonymousreply 24104/08/2021

We lost interest because he's lost all his hair. He's now married his Christian woman and they live in Canberra doing ? ? ?.

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[quote] Why hasn't there been a film about Judith Anderson? Born in Adelaide.

She left as soon as she could. She abhorred Australian Ockers (as personified by the man below)

Judith Anderson only visited Australia twice. She was invited back in the mid-50s when the Labour Party promised a million pounds to build an opera house.

Australians suffered with 'Cultural Cringe'. Nugget Coombs predicted this opera house building would be empty 6 nights a week so he demanded the government pay out millions over the coming decades so that could learn to be cultured and sophisticated.

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Does anyone have any vintage Aussie gay footage like this?

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Peter, you need to supply subtitles as it's inaudible.

by Anonymousreply 24504/08/2021

[quote]^huh Dan Carter would 'do' anything, he's such a scaredy-cat

Didn't he have some sort of sexy underwear line or something?

[quote]We only wanted him until the legal marriage contract laws were changed. After that we realised he was just another Virtue-Signalling Christian and our modern-day hatred of Christianity outweighed his usefulness.

Tell me more...I miss everything. What did he say or do exactly?

by Anonymousreply 24604/08/2021

Pocock is the quintessential virtue-signaller.

Years ago he announced to the media he would not marry his good lady wife unless those poor homosexuals could do the same.

Four years ago he announced to the media that he would not procreate with his good lady wife because it's 'bad for the environment'.

by Anonymousreply 24704/08/2021

[Quote] Rove McManus... mega bi vibes no?

I know it's not unusual, but he didn't waste any time moving on after his first wife died. I kind of miss his show. The soap spoof he did with Ronn Moss was funny.

by Anonymousreply 24804/08/2021

R246, I do hope that he discussed this with Mrs. Pocock. Or is she a virtue signaler like hubby?

by Anonymousreply 24904/09/2021

Why hasn't Australia produce a film about Dannii Minogue?

by Anonymousreply 25004/09/2021

Why would they, R250? Her success to me is mystifying.

by Anonymousreply 25104/09/2021

It seems one of Hugh Sheridan's friends is a drug-dealer with a hot bod.

This is all we know.

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Do we know if Hugh does drugs?

by Anonymousreply 25304/09/2021

Instagram has cities?

by Anonymousreply 25404/09/2021

R253 Hugh has been doing drugs since he found out about Dataloungers comparing him to Sarah Jessica parker.

by Anonymousreply 25504/09/2021

[quote] Why hasn't Australia produced a film about Dannii Minogue or Kylie Minogue?

Because pop performers are auto-tuned monkeys praised by morons who hear nothing but a beat..

by Anonymousreply 25604/09/2021

R257, I smell Oscar!

by Anonymousreply 25704/09/2021

I mean R256, I smell Oscar!!

by Anonymousreply 25804/09/2021

R258 Oscar Who?

by Anonymousreply 25904/09/2021

R250...why would you indeed!!! Probably only "talented" in the UK

by Anonymousreply 26004/09/2021

Are you suggesting Aussie show business has higher standards than the UK?

by Anonymousreply 26104/09/2021

It's not gossip exactly but it's more like a dirty secret. Flocks of kangaroos have been trained to mine for coal in Australia's outback.

by Anonymousreply 26204/09/2021

^Sure they are...never seen a Flock of Roos....

by Anonymousreply 26304/09/2021

R237, Paul McDermott referred to himself as "a sexually ambiguous comedian" on TV years ago. One of his funniest moments was singing "I Kissed a Girl (and I Liked it)".

by Anonymousreply 26404/10/2021

This so-called 'sexually ambiguous comedian' seemed to have stopped being a comedian after his breakdown and returned looking like a Yeti. Only the ABC would employ him.

by Anonymousreply 26504/10/2021

Matty is more cute than sexy.

But this must the first time a newspaper has 'masturbation' on its front page.

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Wanda the Wallaby told Katie the Kangaroo that Perry the Platypus was cheating on his wife Penelope with some sheila he'd met in Perth!

by Anonymousreply 26704/10/2021

What does anyone know about Sullivan Stapleton? I’m certain that he is gay.

by Anonymousreply 26804/10/2021

That’s incredibly funny, R267.

by Anonymousreply 26904/10/2021

R268 Why are you certain that he is gay? I haven't seen anything.

I saw 'Cut Snake' which was supposedly gay-ish but I found to be full of 'sound and fury signifying nothing'.

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by Anonymousreply 27004/10/2021

Matt Preston is bi

by Anonymousreply 27104/10/2021

r271 but his cravat is gay

by Anonymousreply 27204/11/2021

Does anyone know where I can watch Something In The Air online?

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Did anyone watch the new old version of Dancing with the Stars last night?

I watched for 5 minutes but was really put off by Daryl......poor Sonia looked like she was trying to save the show......but I couldn't watch any further.

Not one person of colour either. Very channel 7.

by Anonymousreply 27404/11/2021

R274 Ballroom dancing is for old people. That show is designed for old people and has old Daryl and 'poor Sonia' as hosts.

[quote] Not one person of colour either.

Who do you suggest? Ray Martin? Ernie Dingo? Stan Grant? (he wore beige make-up in the 1990s and now wears bright red make-up)

by Anonymousreply 27504/11/2021

So on this thread, their are people defending Scott Morrison and saying that Kamhl did very well out of racist taunts on a show that did blackface?

by Anonymousreply 27604/11/2021

And criticizing the ABC as woke and left, who have openly gay men and women presenting their TV shows?

by Anonymousreply 27704/11/2021

Meanwhile Debbie the Dingo is claiming that her great-great-great-aunt Doris is the one who ate the baby.

by Anonymousreply 27804/11/2021

[quote] So on this thread, there are people defending Scott Morrison...

R276 He's managing the economy for over 25 million people during an epidemic.

Do you want him to monitor everyone's sexual behaviour and alcohol intake as well?

by Anonymousreply 27904/11/2021

Absolutely hilarious R278!

by Anonymousreply 28004/11/2021

Scott Morrison who doesn't believe in answering his critics? Scott Morrison who is destroying Australia and the worlds climate future? Scott Morrison the conservative rightwing Christian? The very definition of white male privilege- a guy who aligns himself with Rupert Murdoch because he owns 70% of Australia’s newspapers? That Scott Morrison? A liar who spins literally everything and treats the Australian population like they are dummies? You talk about the economy only what about literally everything else?

by Anonymousreply 28104/11/2021

r281 What's your point?

by Anonymousreply 28204/11/2021

Scott Morrison is managing NOTHING during the epidemic. Everyone knows if it weren't for the State Premiers we'd be in the same boat as the US and the UK.

It was somewhat surprising that his government put stimulus into the economy as soon as the pandemic hit (nobody had judged them as Keynesian), but even that was not well managed across affected industries, and the stopping of the benefits has been done in a completely arbitrary manner. He keeps warbling on about opening the borders again, even though most people were meant to have the Astra Zeneca vaccine which doesn't protect against the South African variant. The man is a moron. Fortunately he offended the States last week so they're now elbowing him out of the calamitous mess he's made of vaccine acquisition and distribution and taking it over.

by Anonymousreply 28304/11/2021

[quote] Scott Morrison who is destroying Australia


by Anonymousreply 28404/12/2021

R281 Worth remembering that thanks to both the LNP & ALP we have media laws that allow one person to control so much. Both major parties are full of self interested shit heads who know next to nothing about the real world and the Greens though well meaning aren't much better. There is literally no party worth voting for.

by Anonymousreply 28504/12/2021

[Quote] That show is designed for old people and has old Daryl and 'poor Sonia' as hosts.

Maybe they should get Darren to host with Sonia again since Hollywood didn't work out for him. They were so awkward on The Voice.

by Anonymousreply 28604/12/2021

All true, but perhaps we should return to OP's expectation that we will discuss gay liaisons behind the scenes in Summer Bay or who wears a hairpiece. It's more fulfilling.

by Anonymousreply 28704/12/2021

What’s Jacqueline McKenzie up to these days? I love her work.

by Anonymousreply 28804/12/2021

She has been making some film. Can't recall the name but it should come out this years. Can't wait as Jacqueline McKenzie is always been great and I never miss a film in which she appears.

by Anonymousreply 28904/12/2021

She was great with Grant Bowler in the ON THE BEACH remake. Absolutely heartbreaking final scenes together. And Grant is a cutie pie.

by Anonymousreply 29004/12/2021

There was a brilliantly funny comedy show in the 1990s called 'Big Girl's Blouse'.

It starred Magda Szubanski, Gina Riley and Jane Turner ("Kath and Kim").

But Magda Szubanski seems to have abandoned comedy for politics. And these pictures look very unhappy—

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Not gossip really, just that AU Gogglebox cracks me the hell up.

by Anonymousreply 29204/12/2021

Very unhappy? I don't see it.

by Anonymousreply 29304/12/2021

Jesus Magda buy a bra....repulsive

by Anonymousreply 29404/13/2021

Gogglebox is certainly a guilty pleasure of mine R292. My boyfriend recently pointed out that the dad from the Indian(?) family seems super gay. The dad from the Dalton family tingles my bi-dar. I’m not usually into well-groomed young men but gosh I adore Jad 😳

by Anonymousreply 29504/13/2021

Years ago a PBS station where I live began broadcasting "The Doctor Blake Mysteries," starring Craig McLachlan - a show whose early seasons were excellent, it did become more twee over time.

Anyway, McLachlan was hit with numerous accusations that he acted inappropriately with a number of female actresses on stage when he was playing Dr. Frank N Furter onstage in the The rocky Horror Show. I think the accusations were made back in 2018 or 2019?

Is McLachlan's career really over? Has he been cancelled? The court case is over, he's been cleared of charges, (I think).

And yes, I know that there was an attempt to revive the cancelled Dr. Blake program by having Jean take over the mystery investigations...

by Anonymousreply 29604/13/2021

^ always thought Craig was gay till I ran into him and Racheal Friend one night in Neutral Bay at The Oaks..married...mad. He's to fem for me

by Anonymousreply 29704/13/2021

R294 grow up.

by Anonymousreply 29804/13/2021

The judge in the McLachlan case said that there was insufficient evidence to convict, but noted that the THREE female complainants were credible witnesses.

The ABC did shoot a season called The Blake Mysteries where the Nadine Garner character took over, but it apparently didn't do well and they've made no attempt to re-engage him as far as I know.

Christie Whelan-Browne, the main complainant, has never been out of work since.

by Anonymousreply 29904/13/2021

R292 Googlebox, is my favourite show on TV. I don't watch most of the crap they review, but their interactions and natural observations are hilarious!

by Anonymousreply 30004/13/2021

[quote] natural

R300 They used to be natural and quite refreshing (because we're so unused to seeing negativity on TV)..

Unfortunately you can tell that in the current series the participants are being coached and groomed by the unseen film crew. The performers are being told to react to particular words.

by Anonymousreply 30104/13/2021

[quote] Magda buy a bra

I'm more concerned at those great mountains of flesh hanging from the stomach down to the legs completely covering the groin.

Look at pictures 5, 8 and 9!

Anyway it's a bad look for some one advertised as a model for Jenny Craig weight-watchers.

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by Anonymousreply 30204/13/2021

^ oh god I missed that.

by Anonymousreply 30304/13/2021

I gather that Magda has clinical depression and issues around accepting her sexuality, from things she's said previously. Seems to eat her problems. Talented funny lady but lonely and troubled. Hate to say it but she doesn't look long for this world. Suicide, heart attack. Sad

by Anonymousreply 30404/14/2021

^...surely at 60 everything 'down there' has closed up!! Would need a grease and rebore

by Anonymousreply 30504/14/2021

Her gynaecologist examines her with a pallet jack and a gurney

by Anonymousreply 30604/14/2021

i know an obese lesbian who's 75 who says she still has sex

by Anonymousreply 30704/14/2021

[Quote] Hate to say it but she doesn't look long for this world. Suicide, heart attack. Sad

I don't believe that you hate to say it.

by Anonymousreply 30804/14/2021

R302 Magda has a flabby 'gunt'.

by Anonymousreply 30904/14/2021

R307..Miriam Margolyes??

by Anonymousreply 31004/14/2021

Magda has a partner.

by Anonymousreply 31104/14/2021

^ Google says no partner.

by Anonymousreply 31204/14/2021

Partner made of rubber, with a rotating head, three speeds and needs batteries

by Anonymousreply 31304/14/2021

R311 I honestly thought she Magda was in a relationship. She'd be a real catch.

by Anonymousreply 31404/14/2021

r314 whaling is illegal now but i hear the white ones are rare

by Anonymousreply 31504/14/2021

R121, R122 That 1980s politician's assistant died today.

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by Anonymousreply 31604/16/2021

R316 A Soufflé only rises once!

by Anonymousreply 31704/16/2021

Keating was such a bitch.

He had a wife but couldn't keep her.

by Anonymousreply 31804/16/2021

Is it true Keating was banging the original purple Wiggle?

Wake up Jeff!

by Anonymousreply 31904/17/2021

Andrew Papadopoulos who starred in a lot of the AussieBum ads has got an Only Fans

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by Anonymousreply 32004/17/2021

I'd like to know more about director/writers like Bevan Lee and Neil Armfield. What are they like? Are they nice people?

by Anonymousreply 32104/17/2021

I don't know who 'Bevan Lee' is.

But the very name evokes a mummy's boy who wears doilies and eats pikelets.

by Anonymousreply 32204/17/2021

I'd like to know why racist Sam Armytage really left Sunrise.

by Anonymousreply 32304/17/2021

R323 I'd like to know what YOUR definition of 'racist' is. And how frequently it impinges on your existence?

by Anonymousreply 32404/17/2021

R323 She married a rich farmer and figured she didn't have to put up with all of the Daily Mail Karens/bitches.

by Anonymousreply 32504/17/2021

[quote] She married a rich farmer

Anne Baxter did the same

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by Anonymousreply 32604/17/2021

R323...and she doesn't have to work that wanker David Koch anymore. Life must be bliss in the Southern Highlands!!

by Anonymousreply 32704/17/2021

[quote] I'd like to know more about director/writers like Bevan Lee and Neil Armfield

Armfield looks like Alfred E Neumann.

His stuff is sensible. I haven't heard of any gossip or manipulating of pretty actors.

by Anonymousreply 32804/17/2021

Neil is a lovely guy.

by Anonymousreply 32904/17/2021

R329 How lovely is he?

Not a breath of scandal? He no longer lives at Concord West?

Is he the one who said that Indigenous People get free theatre tickets at the Belvoir?

by Anonymousreply 33004/17/2021

Neil directed [italic]Holding the Man[/italic], so depending on the severity of anything he's done, I'd give him a bit of a pass. I love that film.

by Anonymousreply 33104/18/2021

Armytage is an elitist, entitled, right -wing snobbish head school girl type bitch with no discernable talent who clearly doesn't want to work and only ever intended to marry well. Should have seen her at Carla Zampatti's funeral! Carla's daughters are dressed simply and elegantly then there's queen bitch Sam Armytage with a fuckin cape and Jackie Onassis sunglasses on smiling like a Cheshire cat at the paps likes she's head fuckin mourner! Once upon a time news readers just read us the news, now they're celebrities!

by Anonymousreply 33204/18/2021

I was surprised to see Peter O'Brien in the Hollywood film The Return (2006). You just know he was not the first choice.

by Anonymousreply 33304/18/2021

He probably fucked the producer.

by Anonymousreply 33404/18/2021

The producers are all men. Oh. I imagine the bulk of the casting budget went to getting Sam Shepard leaving only a small amount for a D-list actor. Ironically Sam plays the part the way any competent actor could apart from the having the pedigree of being Sam Shepard.

by Anonymousreply 33504/18/2021

R334, R335 I don't understand how these relate to Australian Gossip.

by Anonymousreply 33604/18/2021

^. PS I now realise that R334 and R335 are referring ton that Hollywood film called 'The Return' (which I've never heard of)

by Anonymousreply 33704/18/2021

What’s going on with Louis Hunter? Is he one to watch?

by Anonymousreply 33804/18/2021

[quote] Louis Hunter

We've never heard of him. Just another wannabe?

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by Anonymousreply 33904/19/2021

The island Australia is shaking off one disease.

But the transvestite disease is still in the air

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by Anonymousreply 34004/19/2021

[quote] I'd like to know more about director/writers like Bevan Lee and Neil Armfield. What are they like? Are they nice people?

R321 I had to Google him.

And I came across this bitchy occasion where the drunken director suggests Bevan Lee was a pushy queen as vacuous as Mitchell Leisen, Vincente Minelli and James Lapine.

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by Anonymousreply 34104/19/2021

Bevan doesn’t sound too toxic. Sounds like the director is the one that has issues.

Louis Hunter is cute. Better looking than DL fave Dacre Montgomery.

by Anonymousreply 34204/20/2021

Wow R341, the comments section of that article is going off

by Anonymousreply 34304/20/2021

I really enjoyed Tim Draxl's audience-free COVID concert at the Sydney Opera House. I'm not a huge cabaret person, but he is really good.

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by Anonymousreply 34404/21/2021

^ Is he a Light Tenor?

by Anonymousreply 34504/21/2021

I think so, R345, I'm not a musician. But his voice is high. I'm listening to his [italic]My Funny Valentine[/italic] album on YouTube right now...loving it. Has he ever performed in the states?

by Anonymousreply 34604/21/2021

He's a Small Tenor.

by Anonymousreply 34704/21/2021

R344 What is this ungrammatical "Welcome to country"?

Don't they use the English language in Australia?

That slogan is supposedly to be welcoming foreigners to THE country.

by Anonymousreply 34804/21/2021

R348 It’s best not to comment about that about which you know nothing - you just make yourself look stupid, and you need no assistance in that area, based upon your post.

By the way “supposedly to be”? And you’re criticising other people’s grammar?

Fucking ignorant American.

by Anonymousreply 34904/21/2021

[quote]Don't they use the English language in Australia?

"They" being Aboriginal people, R348. So, no.

"Country" used in that way is from Indigenous culture, which had 250 different languages, plus many dialects. The word has been translated into English so the audience doesn't have to learn the language of the area to which it is being welcomed, but "country" does not mean Australia. It means the land of the Aboriginal nation to which you are being welcomed (if Sydney CBD, the land of the Gadigal people of the Eora nation). Aboriginal culture is deeply anchored in land, so it means a lot more than the real estate. It means 60,000+ years of ancestry, of produce, of climate knowledge and so on.

As R349 suggested, this type of uninformed outburst is why nobody likes you.

by Anonymousreply 35004/21/2021

Thanks R350, for putting it way more eloquently than me!

by Anonymousreply 35104/22/2021

Tim Draxl could play Bing Crosby if he wanted to...the resemblance is striking.

by Anonymousreply 35204/26/2021

Tim Draxl is really annoying.

by Anonymousreply 35304/26/2021

R352 Are you saying Draxl has big ears and sunken cheek-bones? And he burbles into a microphone because he has NO lung power?

by Anonymousreply 35404/26/2021

Neither Tim nor Bing have/had large ears; they are somewhat elfin. Their defining features are that they sit somewhat low and stick out a bit. Tim has similar facial features.

by Anonymousreply 35504/27/2021

Who’s had Hughesy?

by Anonymousreply 35604/30/2021

Nobody who wants to brag about it, R356.

by Anonymousreply 35704/30/2021

Dani cuts a stylish figure

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by Anonymousreply 35805/05/2021

Not a good look at all R358. Makes Caitlyn look like Angelina Jolie.

by Anonymousreply 35905/05/2021

This Australian is demanding that Australia must think and behave like Americans—

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by Anonymousreply 36005/07/2021

R2 No information about that eye-candy

But the old lady from from 'A Place to Call Home' is starring in a small movie where she's pictured sitting next to a corpse with lockjaw.

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by Anonymousreply 36105/13/2021

Noni Hazelhurst is wonderful as Elizabeth Bligh.

by Anonymousreply 36205/15/2021

Hazlehurst...damn, and I looked at the page in the link and I still got it wrong.

by Anonymousreply 36305/15/2021

As hot as Brenton Thwaites is, he is a really limited talent. I’m surprised that he’s made it this far. So much for the stereotype of the Uber prepared Australian actors. Even in his better films, he doesn’t really add anything to the films. But he looks like a blond beach bum god, so there’s that.

by Anonymousreply 36405/18/2021

Yeah, "uber-prepared Australian actors" usually doesn't include those who come from Home and Away. Not detracting from C Hemsworth's professionalism, which appears to be high, nor the talents of some of the character-part players over the years, but being a blond beach bum god, or the teen female equivalent, is the main reason you get on that show. I don't know whether they still do, but they used to cast out of Iron Man competitions on Sydney's beaches. (That casting gig is a great job for a DLer.)

The uber-prepared ones are NIDA and WAAPA grads, mainly. You do sometimes see them early in their careers on TV shows of modest merit, but when they finally get a break they have three years of heavy training behind them. Sarah Snook was on Packed to the Rafters, the show that also gave us Hugh Sheridan and Jessica Marais (Magic City). All NIDA grads.

by Anonymousreply 36505/18/2021

Who are considered to be the most arrogant and obnoxious Australian celebrities, both in Australia and internationally known? We already know that Russell Crowe is an asshole.

by Anonymousreply 36605/20/2021

Didn’t someone here say that Cate Blanchett was a tad insufferable?

by Anonymousreply 36705/20/2021

Blanchett had integrity back in the beginning but she's now a jet-string globe-trotting champagne socialist.

by Anonymousreply 36805/20/2021

A feminist who wears clothes claimed to be made in Italy but stitched secretly in China.

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by Anonymousreply 36905/20/2021

I don’t think that she is particularly beautiful, but Blanchett has oodles of style.

by Anonymousreply 37005/26/2021

I’m saving the last season of [italic]A Place to Call Home[/italic] for this weekend. It’s weakened a bit with Regina Standish dead. Jenni Baird was phenomenal in the role.

by Anonymousreply 37105/27/2021

So there's a few closeted gay dads on telly at the moment... Dan on Big Brother, Mark on Travel Guides...

Who's cum inside them?

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by Anonymousreply 37206/05/2021

What’s going on with Alex Russell and Sullivan Stapleton? What do we know about them?

by Anonymousreply 37306/07/2021

I caught Sullivan on Wendy Williams a while back...seems like a very friendly fellow. Older than I thought too - 43!

by Anonymousreply 37406/08/2021

We mentioned Sullivan at R270.

by Anonymousreply 37506/17/2021

Shane Cortese. A Kiwi, but so cute. What has he been doing since [italic]Nothing Trivial[/italic] ended? I like that show too.

by Anonymousreply 37607/01/2021

I want to know more about Josh Jackson. He was in a movie about Peter Allen and recently played the older brother of Brenton Thwaites in I MET A GIRL. Foxy man! Was he any good as Allen?

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by Anonymousreply 37707/14/2021

Has anyone had Shaun Micallef? He's gotta be the most handsome daddy on Australian TV in decades. Speaking of Australian daddies, is anyone else obsessed with David Boon? Major bi vibes from him

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by Anonymousreply 37807/19/2021

You mean Joel Jackson, R377.

You can look out for him in The Newsreader with Anna Torv, coming to Australian TV screens soon and no doubt a streaming service near you thereafter.

by Anonymousreply 379Last Wednesday at 12:35 AM

Joel, right. Thanks r379.

by Anonymousreply 380Last Wednesday at 3:49 AM
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