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 Anonymous||reply 380||Last Wednesday at 3:49 AM|
Georgie's on Home and Away. Has been for a few years now.
|by Anonymous||reply 1||02/03/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 2||02/03/2021|
R1 Damien has disappeared into pudgy middle-age.
|by Anonymous||reply 3||02/03/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 4||02/03/2021|
Oh no r3...
Oh well, at least he and I have something in common 😆
|by Anonymous||reply 5||02/03/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 6||02/03/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 7||02/05/2021|
[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 Anonymous||reply 8||02/05/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 9||02/08/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 10||02/08/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 11||02/08/2021|
[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 Anonymous||reply 14||02/09/2021|
Ryan Johnson’s Instagram page
|by Anonymous||reply 15||02/09/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 16||02/11/2021|
Let’s claim Jay Ryan. He’s a hunkie.
|by Anonymous||reply 17||02/11/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 18||02/11/2021|
New Zealand/Aussie actor Jonathan Brugh - is he gay?
|by Anonymous||reply 19||02/28/2021|
Any gossip on Deniz Akdeniz????
He's SO gorgeous!
Is he a Gay?
|by Anonymous||reply 21||02/28/2021|
[Quote] Is Elordi out?
He recently named Legolas/Orlando Bloom as his cinematic crush. He seems insincere, though.
|by Anonymous||reply 22||02/28/2021|
Did anyone see the recent Eric Bana movie with this guy as a young, shirtless version?
|by Anonymous||reply 23||02/28/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 24||03/01/2021|
[R24] That's Miranda Tapsell
|by Anonymous||reply 25||03/01/2021|
Tapsell is so good in LOVE CHILD.
|by Anonymous||reply 26||03/01/2021|
What’s the consensus on personal trainer James Smith? He’s hot. Very cocky and opinionated too.
|by Anonymous||reply 27||03/02/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 28||03/02/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 29||03/02/2021|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 30||03/02/2021|
Ben Atari is so thin...underfed.
|by Anonymous||reply 31||03/02/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 32||03/02/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 33||03/02/2021|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 34||03/02/2021|
I think that Alburn is too but I think I read that here. Too lazy to search. He has an exquisite body!
|by Anonymous||reply 35||03/02/2021|
Ben Tari is now a teacher at a performing arts high school in Sydney
|by Anonymous||reply 36||03/02/2021|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 38||03/02/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 39||03/03/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 40||03/03/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 41||03/13/2021|
[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.
|by Anonymous||reply 42||03/13/2021|
I've always thought Judy might be mentally ill, she pings for bipolar. She looks tortured.
|by Anonymous||reply 43||03/13/2021|
r39 Connor the cute nurse from All Saints is not an eminent plastic surgeon with his own range of skincare
|by Anonymous||reply 45||03/13/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 47||03/13/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 48||03/14/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 49||03/14/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 50||03/17/2021|
What’s up with your AG, Christian Porter?
|by Anonymous||reply 51||03/17/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 52||03/17/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 53||03/18/2021|
WHET Luke Pegler? With his cute self? He disappeared after HACKSAW RIDGE.
|by Anonymous||reply 54||03/24/2021|
Isn't Sheridan a wedding singer? How is that overrated?
|by Anonymous||reply 55||03/24/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 56||03/24/2021|
OP, where did you watch those shows? I liked GLITCH and BESS OF BOTH WORLDS.
|by Anonymous||reply 57||03/24/2021|
R57, on Hulu, Acorn and Peacock. Amazon Prime has some more procedural shows, but I haven’t seen those yet.
|by Anonymous||reply 58||03/24/2021|
What’s happening ?
“British singer Ed Sheeran was granted an exemption to fly into Australia with his family”
|by Anonymous||reply 59||03/24/2021|
He's working on Dannii Minogue's new album.
|by Anonymous||reply 60||03/24/2021|
She’s still singing ? LOL
|by Anonymous||reply 61||03/24/2021|
Singing all the hits, my darling. "Baby Love," "Love & Kisses," "Kiss Me Honey Honey Kiss Me."
|by Anonymous||reply 62||03/24/2021|
[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 Anonymous||reply 63||03/25/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 64||03/25/2021|
R27 Luke McFarlane head, Kevin Bacon nostrils,
R8 Firass Dirani is turning middle-aged and pining for the old ways back in the homeland
|by Anonymous||reply 65||03/25/2021|
Oh no, where do his ancestors come from? Sexism is a a good look.
Especially when one wears a man bun.
|by Anonymous||reply 66||03/25/2021|
[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 Anonymous||reply 67||03/25/2021|
But look at how he’s dressed in that photo. You can even see his bulge.
|by Anonymous||reply 68||03/25/2021|
I bet he's fucked a million other actors. But women, they need to natural, demure and chaste!
|by Anonymous||reply 69||03/25/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 72||03/25/2021|
What's Daniel Johns' story?
|by Anonymous||reply 73||03/25/2021|
What's Daniel was seduced by gay Paul
|by Anonymous||reply 74||03/25/2021|
That Studio 10 host is cute. Nice accent too.
|by Anonymous||reply 75||03/25/2021|
Who is 'That Studio 10 host'?
|by Anonymous||reply 76||03/25/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 77||03/25/2021|
Or did you mean - r76 -, r77?
|by Anonymous||reply 79||03/25/2021|
Is he Rove's older brother?
|by Anonymous||reply 82||03/25/2021|
R83 We discussed MacPherson here
|by Anonymous||reply 84||03/25/2021|
Little discussion, but thanks r84.
|by Anonymous||reply 85||03/25/2021|
There is little to discuss except his odd, twisted mouth and very big scar.
|by Anonymous||reply 86||03/25/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 87||03/25/2021|
I can't imagine Judy Davis as Lulu.
|by Anonymous||reply 88||03/26/2021|
Zoe Ventoura has to be one of the most beautiful actresses in Australia right now. Just lovely. Loved her as Mel in Rafters.
|by Anonymous||reply 89||03/26/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 90||03/26/2021|
Is Craig Maclachlan a sex pest?
|by Anonymous||reply 91||03/26/2021|
I don't know about that but I do think he's a dumb moron.
|by Anonymous||reply 92||03/26/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 93||03/26/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 94||03/26/2021|
[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.
|by Anonymous||reply 95||03/26/2021|
Has David Campbell sworn off cock?
|by Anonymous||reply 96||03/26/2021|
David Campbell is a cretin and prickteaser.
He teased and used the Sydney gays until he got leg up into television mediocrity.
|by Anonymous||reply 97||03/26/2021|
I understand that Georgie Parker did an album and tour with a well-known male singer in Australia. Is she any good?
|by Anonymous||reply 98||03/26/2021|
Worse, David Campbell is a vegan.
|by Anonymous||reply 99||03/26/2021|
I'm waiting for the day when David Campbell is exposed a drunken wife-beater (like his father and that O'Keefe character)
|by Anonymous||reply 100||03/26/2021|
Not according to someone who posted on here back in the day. Oral only, though, apparently.
|by Anonymous||reply 101||03/26/2021|
[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 Anonymous||reply 102||03/26/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 103||03/26/2021|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 104||03/26/2021|
[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 Anonymous||reply 105||03/26/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 106||03/26/2021|
Any gossip on the lovely Catherine McGregor ?
|by Anonymous||reply 107||03/26/2021|
R89 she was on Home and Away recently. She played a lesbian so of course the character didn't stick around for long.
|by Anonymous||reply 108||03/26/2021|
Les Solomon has the receipts and knows where the bodies are buried.
|by Anonymous||reply 109||03/26/2021|
Solomon may have 'presented' David Campbell twice in New York but he never sucked his cock.
|by Anonymous||reply 110||03/26/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 111||03/26/2021|
Alex was a gorgeous dreamboat.
|by Anonymous||reply 112||03/26/2021|
I met him once and he was soft and girlish. so when he played those tough guys that was definitely acting.
|by Anonymous||reply 113||03/27/2021|
[Quote] Solomon may have 'presented' David Campbell twice in New York but he never sucked his cock.
|by Anonymous||reply 115||03/27/2021|
Alex was hot on Tidelands. Sucks it was cancelled after the first season.
|by Anonymous||reply 116||03/27/2021|
Has [italic]Doctor, Doctor[/italic] started up yet? Waiting for closure from season 5.
|by Anonymous||reply 117||03/28/2021|
Alex sure was sexy when he was young (here in the movie Head On)
|by Anonymous||reply 118||03/28/2021|
John Waters is definitely bi, right?
|by Anonymous||reply 119||03/28/2021|
R119 He was married to a woman.
|by Anonymous||reply 120||03/28/2021|
Dannii Minogue's father in law was gay, yes?
|by Anonymous||reply 121||03/28/2021|
R121 He may have been effete (and had an unfortunate head) but no one has any credible anecdote to his gender interests.
|by Anonymous||reply 122||03/28/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 123||03/28/2021|
Came for any MAFS gossip. Yep, i watch that shit...they are a new level of reality show.
|by Anonymous||reply 124||03/28/2021|
Dannii speaks like a tranny. Did she study voice with Carlotta?
|by Anonymous||reply 125||03/28/2021|
R124 Jake from Mafs is SO cute.
Even though he allows himself to be bullied by that Perth witch.
|by Anonymous||reply 126||03/28/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 127||03/28/2021|
r125 Becs is a horrible person. I mean, truly at the level of Ines-horrible.
|by Anonymous||reply 128||03/28/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 129||03/28/2021|
LOL r129. They did have a lesbian couple in series 7. that went horribly sideways.
|by Anonymous||reply 130||03/28/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 131||03/28/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 132||03/28/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 133||03/28/2021|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 134||03/28/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 135||03/28/2021|
Have they had any gay couples since gay marriage is supposed to be legal in Australia?
|by Anonymous||reply 136||03/28/2021|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 138||03/28/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 139||03/28/2021|
That's a show for adolescents who need to be told what to think. - Perfect summary of The awful Project.
|by Anonymous||reply 140||03/28/2021|
Go fuck a kangaroo already, OP
|by Anonymous||reply 141||03/28/2021|
R123 - that is why the show was known by the company as Snout!
|by Anonymous||reply 142||03/29/2021|
[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 Anonymous||reply 143||03/30/2021|
Yeah, apparently Pete Evans is a real kook.
|by Anonymous||reply 144||03/30/2021|
Handsome but a super-kook.
|by Anonymous||reply 145||03/30/2021|
What do we know about Richard Roxburgh?
|by Anonymous||reply 146||03/30/2021|
I confuse Richard Roxburgh with David Wenham. Did he have abs in that movie '300' that were painted on?
|by Anonymous||reply 147||03/30/2021|
Wenham's in 300. Richard Roxburgh's in Moulin Rouge, no?
|by Anonymous||reply 148||03/30/2021|
Roxburgh is shaped oddly but I like his face and his bearing. Banty legged rascal of a man.
|by Anonymous||reply 149||03/31/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 150||03/31/2021|
Roxburgh's about to play Elvis Presley's father!
|by Anonymous||reply 151||03/31/2021|
Ew, R151. That was scary.
|by Anonymous||reply 152||03/31/2021|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 153||03/31/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 154||03/31/2021|
Daryl Somers is an embarrassment.
|by Anonymous||reply 156||04/01/2021|
I like a couple of Baz’s films, but is he pretentious a bit in some of his interviews?
|by Anonymous||reply 158||04/01/2021|
^ Who told you that? He looks somehow like an lost intellectual drunkard lost in the wilderness. Didn't he offend women recently?
|by Anonymous||reply 160||04/01/2021|
He does look like a Dr Who fan bear.
|by Anonymous||reply 161||04/01/2021|
[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 Anonymous||reply 162||04/01/2021|
Mooney is a bit of a dickhead
|by Anonymous||reply 163||04/01/2021|
The Woke ABC TV employs that dickhead.
|by Anonymous||reply 164||04/01/2021|
must be the only man they do employ
|by Anonymous||reply 165||04/01/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 166||04/01/2021|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 167||04/01/2021|
R157...Andrew is just an arrogant prick!
|by Anonymous||reply 169||04/01/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 170||04/01/2021|
He did OK for 40 years from Australian record-buyers. He lived in the rich suburbs on the North Shore of Sydney.
|by Anonymous||reply 171||04/01/2021|
I can remember when Kamahl was quite happy to go along with the Asian jokes that he now complains about.
|by Anonymous||reply 172||04/01/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 173||04/02/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 174||04/02/2021|
R174 I saw bits of it and was unimpressed. I intuited it was only made for unhappy women.
|by Anonymous||reply 175||04/02/2021|
(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 Anonymous||reply 176||04/02/2021|
He's same sex attracted for ONE episode? How Ally McBeal of him.
|by Anonymous||reply 177||04/02/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 178||04/02/2021|
I was quite surprised to learn that Australian nighttime soaps had nudity, and not "cute" hide-behind-a-potted-plant nudity.
|by Anonymous||reply 179||04/02/2021|
^ yep, nudity and swear words....fuckin' hell
|by Anonymous||reply 180||04/02/2021|
Do you remember when Daryl tried to be a pop singer?
|by Anonymous||reply 181||04/02/2021|
R181 no i don't. I'm taking that as a good thing.
|by Anonymous||reply 182||04/02/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 183||04/02/2021|
Why hasn't Australia produced a film about Errol Flynn.
|by Anonymous||reply 186||04/03/2021|
Why hasn't Australia produced a film about the actress Coral Browne?
|by Anonymous||reply 187||04/03/2021|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 188||04/03/2021|
Now I'm confused. There was something with the anorexic Guy Pearce.
|by Anonymous||reply 189||04/03/2021|
I know now what Lauren Bacall would look like as a man, r188.
|by Anonymous||reply 190||04/03/2021|
Why hasn't there been a film about Judith Anderson? Born in Adelaide.
|by Anonymous||reply 191||04/04/2021|
Judith was a flapper in 1927.
|by Anonymous||reply 192||04/04/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 193||04/04/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 194||04/04/2021|
[Quote] they are usually formulaic and well, not good.
E.g ONJ played by Delta Goodrem.
|by Anonymous||reply 195||04/04/2021|
And Judith and Coral were both so talented with words...cunning linguists they were, yeah?
|by Anonymous||reply 196||04/04/2021|
I quite liked the Peter Allen mini series. The actor was a million times more attractive than Allen, of course.
|by Anonymous||reply 197||04/04/2021|
The strongest things I remember about him were his large forehead, how he would sweat singing and his clueless wife.
|by Anonymous||reply 198||04/05/2021|
Many of the names mentioned here attended the Hamilton opening in Sydney. Marta is openly lesbian?
|by Anonymous||reply 199||04/06/2021|
|by Anonymous||reply 200||04/06/2021|
It was a question. I don't know the woman.
|by Anonymous||reply 201||04/06/2021|
Isn't Marta's husband an actor too?
|by Anonymous||reply 203||04/06/2021|
She was giving me power lesbian on the red carpet, which prompted the question.
|by Anonymous||reply 204||04/06/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 205||04/06/2021|
I'm kind of impressed at the 78 year old managing to balance on those high heels.
|by Anonymous||reply 208||04/06/2021|
R127 We all know MAFS is fake but this pathetic little Insta post reflects badly on 3 of its participants.
|by Anonymous||reply 209||04/06/2021|
R105 You will need to post a picture. Most of those people fade from memory immediately after the show.
|by Anonymous||reply 210||04/06/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 211||04/06/2021|
What a deep voice David Campbell's wife has...
|by Anonymous||reply 212||04/06/2021|
^ (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 Anonymous||reply 213||04/06/2021|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 214||04/06/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 215||04/06/2021|
Showed his bare ass during his strip Full Monty challenge. Probably not a big deal.
|by Anonymous||reply 216||04/06/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 217||04/06/2021|
Tim Draxl on self-care...MARY!
|by Anonymous||reply 218||04/06/2021|
I saw Tim Draxl at Aldi.
Short, two heavy bags full.
|by Anonymous||reply 219||04/06/2021|
What is 'two heavy bags full', R219?
|by Anonymous||reply 220||04/06/2021|
Two heavy Aldi bags full.
|by Anonymous||reply 221||04/06/2021|
I will say, while I am not a fan of cabaret-type music, he sings it well. A fine voice.
|by Anonymous||reply 222||04/06/2021|
He really likes showing off his body...
|by Anonymous||reply 224||04/06/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 225||04/06/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 226||04/07/2021|
She lied R226. She basically said she’s a virgin.
|by Anonymous||reply 227||04/07/2021|
Was late Judith McGrath a lesbian?
|by Anonymous||reply 228||04/07/2021|
What about the eighteen year old holding a handbag at r199? Just a poser?
|by Anonymous||reply 229||04/07/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 230||04/07/2021|
[quote] who is Colleen McGlade … perfume
|by Anonymous||reply 231||04/07/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 232||04/07/2021|
LOL, Coleen Rooney. I wasn't even close. The Butterfly perfume is great though. Okay, who is she?
|by Anonymous||reply 233||04/07/2021|
Coleen Rooney has nothing to do with Australia.
We stopped accepting Irish slags in 1841 (that's 180 years ago).
|by Anonymous||reply 234||04/07/2021|
Rove McManus... mega bi vibes no?
|by Anonymous||reply 235||04/08/2021|
I don't know about being bi but he's never been funny and doesn't deserve the money or career he has
|by Anonymous||reply 236||04/08/2021|
Paul McDermott: BI BI BI!
|by Anonymous||reply 237||04/08/2021|
[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 Anonymous||reply 238||04/08/2021|
What’s going on with DL fave David ‘Thighs of Life’ Pocock? Or hottie Dan Carter...
|by Anonymous||reply 239||04/08/2021|
^huh Dan Carter would 'do' anything, he's such a scaredy-cat
|by Anonymous||reply 240||04/08/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 241||04/08/2021|
We lost interest because he's lost all his hair. He's now married his Christian woman and they live in Canberra doing ? ? ?.
|by Anonymous||reply 242||04/08/2021|
[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.
|by Anonymous||reply 243||04/08/2021|
Does anyone have any vintage Aussie gay footage like this?
|by Anonymous||reply 244||04/08/2021|
Peter, you need to supply subtitles as it's inaudible.
|by Anonymous||reply 245||04/08/2021|
[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 Anonymous||reply 246||04/08/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 247||04/08/2021|
[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 Anonymous||reply 248||04/08/2021|
R246, I do hope that he discussed this with Mrs. Pocock. Or is she a virtue signaler like hubby?
|by Anonymous||reply 249||04/09/2021|
Why hasn't Australia produce a film about Dannii Minogue?
|by Anonymous||reply 250||04/09/2021|
Why would they, R250? Her success to me is mystifying.
|by Anonymous||reply 251||04/09/2021|
It seems one of Hugh Sheridan's friends is a drug-dealer with a hot bod.
This is all we know.
|by Anonymous||reply 252||04/09/2021|
Do we know if Hugh does drugs?
|by Anonymous||reply 253||04/09/2021|
R253 Hugh has been doing drugs since he found out about Dataloungers comparing him to Sarah Jessica parker.
|by Anonymous||reply 255||04/09/2021|
[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 Anonymous||reply 256||04/09/2021|
I mean R256, I smell Oscar!!
|by Anonymous||reply 258||04/09/2021|
R250...why would you indeed!!! Probably only "talented" in the UK
|by Anonymous||reply 260||04/09/2021|
Are you suggesting Aussie show business has higher standards than the UK?
|by Anonymous||reply 261||04/09/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 262||04/09/2021|
^Sure they are...never seen a Flock of Roos....
|by Anonymous||reply 263||04/09/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 264||04/10/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 265||04/10/2021|
Matty is more cute than sexy.
But this must the first time a newspaper has 'masturbation' on its front page.
|by Anonymous||reply 266||04/10/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 267||04/10/2021|
What does anyone know about Sullivan Stapleton? I’m certain that he is gay.
|by Anonymous||reply 268||04/10/2021|
That’s incredibly funny, R267.
|by Anonymous||reply 269||04/10/2021|
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'.
|by Anonymous||reply 270||04/10/2021|
r271 but his cravat is gay
|by Anonymous||reply 272||04/11/2021|
Does anyone know where I can watch Something In The Air online?
|by Anonymous||reply 273||04/11/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 274||04/11/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 275||04/11/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 276||04/11/2021|
And criticizing the ABC as woke and left, who have openly gay men and women presenting their TV shows?
|by Anonymous||reply 277||04/11/2021|
Meanwhile Debbie the Dingo is claiming that her great-great-great-aunt Doris is the one who ate the baby.
|by Anonymous||reply 278||04/11/2021|
[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 Anonymous||reply 279||04/11/2021|
Absolutely hilarious R278!
|by Anonymous||reply 280||04/11/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 281||04/11/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 283||04/11/2021|
[quote] Scott Morrison who is destroying Australia
|by Anonymous||reply 284||04/12/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 285||04/12/2021|
[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 Anonymous||reply 286||04/12/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 287||04/12/2021|
What’s Jacqueline McKenzie up to these days? I love her work.
|by Anonymous||reply 288||04/12/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 289||04/12/2021|
She was great with Grant Bowler in the ON THE BEACH remake. Absolutely heartbreaking final scenes together. And Grant is a cutie pie.
|by Anonymous||reply 290||04/12/2021|
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—
|by Anonymous||reply 291||04/12/2021|
Not gossip really, just that AU Gogglebox cracks me the hell up.
|by Anonymous||reply 292||04/12/2021|
Very unhappy? I don't see it.
|by Anonymous||reply 293||04/12/2021|
Jesus Magda buy a bra....repulsive
|by Anonymous||reply 294||04/13/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 295||04/13/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 296||04/13/2021|
^ 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 Anonymous||reply 297||04/13/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 299||04/13/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 300||04/13/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 301||04/13/2021|
[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.
|by Anonymous||reply 302||04/13/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 304||04/14/2021|
^...surely at 60 everything 'down there' has closed up!! Would need a grease and rebore
|by Anonymous||reply 305||04/14/2021|
Her gynaecologist examines her with a pallet jack and a gurney
|by Anonymous||reply 306||04/14/2021|
i know an obese lesbian who's 75 who says she still has sex
|by Anonymous||reply 307||04/14/2021|
[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 Anonymous||reply 308||04/14/2021|
R302 Magda has a flabby 'gunt'.
|by Anonymous||reply 309||04/14/2021|
^ Google says no partner.
|by Anonymous||reply 312||04/14/2021|
Partner made of rubber, with a rotating head, three speeds and needs batteries
|by Anonymous||reply 313||04/14/2021|
R311 I honestly thought she Magda was in a relationship. She'd be a real catch.
|by Anonymous||reply 314||04/14/2021|
r314 whaling is illegal now but i hear the white ones are rare
|by Anonymous||reply 315||04/14/2021|
R121, R122 That 1980s politician's assistant died today.
|by Anonymous||reply 316||04/16/2021|
R316 A Soufflé only rises once!
|by Anonymous||reply 317||04/16/2021|
Keating was such a bitch.
He had a wife but couldn't keep her.
|by Anonymous||reply 318||04/16/2021|
Is it true Keating was banging the original purple Wiggle?
Wake up Jeff!
|by Anonymous||reply 319||04/17/2021|
Andrew Papadopoulos who starred in a lot of the AussieBum ads has got an Only Fans
|by Anonymous||reply 320||04/17/2021|
I'd like to know more about director/writers like Bevan Lee and Neil Armfield. What are they like? Are they nice people?
|by Anonymous||reply 321||04/17/2021|
I don't know who 'Bevan Lee' is.
But the very name evokes a mummy's boy who wears doilies and eats pikelets.
|by Anonymous||reply 322||04/17/2021|
I'd like to know why racist Sam Armytage really left Sunrise.
|by Anonymous||reply 323||04/17/2021|
R323 I'd like to know what YOUR definition of 'racist' is. And how frequently it impinges on your existence?
|by Anonymous||reply 324||04/17/2021|
R323 She married a rich farmer and figured she didn't have to put up with all of the Daily Mail Karens/bitches.
|by Anonymous||reply 325||04/17/2021|
[quote] She married a rich farmer
Anne Baxter did the same
|by Anonymous||reply 326||04/17/2021|
R323...and she doesn't have to work that wanker David Koch anymore. Life must be bliss in the Southern Highlands!!
|by Anonymous||reply 327||04/17/2021|
[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 Anonymous||reply 328||04/17/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 330||04/17/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 331||04/18/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 332||04/18/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 333||04/18/2021|
He probably fucked the producer.
|by Anonymous||reply 334||04/18/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 335||04/18/2021|
R334, R335 I don't understand how these relate to Australian Gossip.
|by Anonymous||reply 336||04/18/2021|
^. PS I now realise that R334 and R335 are referring ton that Hollywood film called 'The Return' (which I've never heard of)
|by Anonymous||reply 337||04/18/2021|
What’s going on with Louis Hunter? Is he one to watch?
|by Anonymous||reply 338||04/18/2021|
[quote] Louis Hunter
We've never heard of him. Just another wannabe?
|by Anonymous||reply 339||04/19/2021|
The island Australia is shaking off one disease.
But the transvestite disease is still in the air
|by Anonymous||reply 340||04/19/2021|
[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.
|by Anonymous||reply 341||04/19/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 342||04/20/2021|
Wow R341, the comments section of that article is going off
|by Anonymous||reply 343||04/20/2021|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 344||04/21/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 346||04/21/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 348||04/21/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 349||04/21/2021|
[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 Anonymous||reply 350||04/21/2021|
Thanks R350, for putting it way more eloquently than me!
|by Anonymous||reply 351||04/22/2021|
Tim Draxl could play Bing Crosby if he wanted to...the resemblance is striking.
|by Anonymous||reply 352||04/26/2021|
Tim Draxl is really annoying.
|by Anonymous||reply 353||04/26/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 354||04/26/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 355||04/27/2021|
Nobody who wants to brag about it, R356.
|by Anonymous||reply 357||04/30/2021|
Dani cuts a stylish figure
|by Anonymous||reply 358||05/05/2021|
Not a good look at all R358. Makes Caitlyn look like Angelina Jolie.
|by Anonymous||reply 359||05/05/2021|
This Australian is demanding that Australia must think and behave like Americans—
|by Anonymous||reply 360||05/07/2021|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 361||05/13/2021|
Noni Hazelhurst is wonderful as Elizabeth Bligh.
|by Anonymous||reply 362||05/15/2021|
Hazlehurst...damn, and I looked at the page in the link and I still got it wrong.
|by Anonymous||reply 363||05/15/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 364||05/18/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 365||05/18/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 366||05/20/2021|
Didn’t someone here say that Cate Blanchett was a tad insufferable?
|by Anonymous||reply 367||05/20/2021|
Blanchett had integrity back in the beginning but she's now a jet-string globe-trotting champagne socialist.
|by Anonymous||reply 368||05/20/2021|
A feminist who wears clothes claimed to be made in Italy but stitched secretly in China.
|by Anonymous||reply 369||05/20/2021|
I don’t think that she is particularly beautiful, but Blanchett has oodles of style.
|by Anonymous||reply 370||05/26/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 371||05/27/2021|
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?
|by Anonymous||reply 372||06/05/2021|
What’s going on with Alex Russell and Sullivan Stapleton? What do we know about them?
|by Anonymous||reply 373||06/07/2021|
I caught Sullivan on Wendy Williams a while back...seems like a very friendly fellow. Older than I thought too - 43!
|by Anonymous||reply 374||06/08/2021|
We mentioned Sullivan at R270.
|by Anonymous||reply 375||06/17/2021|
Shane Cortese. A Kiwi, but so cute. What has he been doing since [italic]Nothing Trivial[/italic] ended? I like that show too.
|by Anonymous||reply 376||07/01/2021|
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?
|by Anonymous||reply 377||07/14/2021|
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
|by Anonymous||reply 378||07/19/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 379||Last Wednesday at 12:35 AM|
Joel, right. Thanks r379.
|by Anonymous||reply 380||Last Wednesday at 3:49 AM|