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Sunday, 31 July 2016

Kyle and Jackie O Five Million $ KIIS FM Deal + VIDEOS

Radio duo Kyle and Jackie O will now both earn up to five million dollars each year, for the next five years.

This comes after the tighter than ever business powerhouse duo signed a new contract with ARN.

“There was never a doubt in my mind KIIS was our home for the long haul, because I made it!” Kyle Sandilands said in a statement released overnight.

In this article, according to industry sources, the KIIS FM breakfast duo could earn up to $25 million each by the end of the contract, which is dependant on ratings.

The article adds that although Kyle and Jackie O negotiated their salaries separately, it’s understood they’re being paid an equal amount.
With strong rumours earlier this year that the popular business couple were approached by 2Day FM - the station they walked out on in 2013 after more than ten years with them - but Kyle has made it clear on numerous occasions on radio, at his new radio home, that he’d never return to his old radio station.
Kyle and Jackie O's show is the number one FM breakfast show with a 10.4 per cent audience share.
Here are some memorable radio moments so far at KIIS:
And their Mardi Gras promo video:

Thursday, 28 July 2016

Sally Obermeder: Surrogacy Pregnancy - Baby Two! 'Sunday Night' story: VIDEO


The full story right HERE.

And some beautiful screen grabs from tonight's story on 'Sunday Night':

[Previous post]:

The most wonderful news from Sally Obermeder tonight!

She has just posted THIS on social media:

Yes, it's true. Thrilled to bits to share that @marcusobermeder and I are adding to our family thanks to the most incredible surrogate. We have shared our story of ups and downs with the amazing team from Sunday Night. It airs this Sunday at 7pm. 


Their adorable little daughter Annabelle Grace holds the sign that brings even more joy to the little family:

Here is the 'Sunday Night' sneak peek - tears already!

As the reports says, Sally has been forced to leave Australia to grow her family - surrogacy is illegal in Australia.

She says in the clip: "I still feel strange that I'm not carrying this child..."

We see moment Sal meets the woman carrying her child. WOW!

Here is more on Sally's baby journey, cancer battle, and life story...

Shedding light on her surrogacy journey - read more HERE.

The 'Today Tonight' report on her cancer battle - read more HERE.

Netflix Australia: Premiere Dates: Gilmore Girls, Chef's Table + more: VIDEOS

In exciting Netflix news just in (that means YOU, Australia!), Netflix has just announced the premiere dates for NINE series! They include 'Black Mirror', 'Chef's Table: France', 'Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life', Joe Swanberg’s EasyThe RanchLovesick (fka Scrotal Recall); CaptiveBeat Bugs (S2); One Day at a Time; and Black Mirror.


Let's get the most exciting ones out the way. WATCH!

'The Gilmore Girls':

'Beat Bugs' debut trailer:

Also, three series, including ChelseaLady Dynamite and Real Rob were renewed today for a second season. The Untitled Motown Project, an all new animated series for children and families from writer/director Josh Wakely, was also announced today. And finally, Jennifer Garner will voice a lead character in the animated series Llama, Lama, and the young cast featured in Greenhouse Academy was also named. Find additional details below.
Here's the complete list of premiere date announcements, announced to press this AM:
Chef’s Table: France, the third installment premieres globally September 2, 2016 at 12:01am PT
Audiences are invited back to take another globe trot in Chef’s Table: France where the series will showcase the crème de la crème of French chefs; talking about what inspires them and how it translates into their individual styles. The filmmakers embark on a personal look into the daily lives of these carefully curated chefs, from their diverse backgrounds to the evolution and craft of their chosen cuisine as well as their quests for sensory perfection.
The following French chefs will be featured in the upcoming season:
  • Alain Passard, L’Arpege
  • Michel Troisgros, Maison Troisgros
  • Adeline Grattard, Yam’Tcha
  • Alexandre Couillon, La Marine
Here they are:

A Boardwalk Pictures production, Chef's Table is created, executive produced and directed by David Gelb. Clay Jeter, Andrew Fried and Brian McGinn return as directors, with Abigail Fuller directing as well. Fried and McGinn are executive producers with Dane Lillegard as Co-Executive Producer for Boardwalk Pictures. Seasons 1 & 2 of Chef’s Tableare currently streaming exclusively on Netflix.
Easy - Premieres globally Thursday September 22, 2016 at 12:01am PT
Easy is an anthology series from creator Joe Swanberg that explores diverse Chicago characters as they fumble through the modern maze of love, sex, technology and culture. The eight-episode series, written and directed by Swanberg, features Orlando Bloom, Malin Akerman, Jake Johnson, Marc Maron, Dave Franco, Hannibal Buress, Emily Ratajkowski, Michael Chernus, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Aya Cash, Jane Adams, Elizabeth Reaser, Evan Jonigkeit and more.
The Ranch - Part 2 of season one premieres globally October 7, 2016 at 12:01am PT
Set in present day on a Colorado ranch, this half-hour multi-camera comedy series stars Ashton Kutcher, Danny Masterson, Sam Elliott and Debra Winger. Life on The Ranch is never easy and things get even more complicated in part 2 of season one. It seems like ex-football star Colt Bennett (Kutcher) has finally accepted his place on the family ranch, but he and his brother Rooster (Masterson) will have to prove themselves to their father Beau (Elliot) if they ever hope to become partners. Maggie (Winger) has hopes of her own and they may no longer involve her on-again/off-again husband and after finally saving his ranch, Beau might be losing his family. And if life weren’t complicated enough, when Colt’s high school sweetheart Abby (Elisha Cuthbert) expresses doubts about her fiancé, Colt must choose between his current girlfriend and his first love. Dysfunctional doesn’t even cover this family. The Ranch is executive produced by Don Reo (Two and Half MenMy Wife and Kids) and Jim Patterson (Two and a Half Men,Mike and Molly). Kutcher and Masterson also serve as executive producers.
Black Mirror - Premieres globally October 21, 2016 at 12:01am PT
Black Mirror is an anthology series that taps into our collective unease with the modern world, with each stand-alone episode a sharp, suspenseful tale exploring themes of contemporary techno-paranoia. Without questioning it, technology has transformed all aspects of our lives; in every home; on every desk; in every palm - a plasma screen; a monitor; a Smartphone – a Black Mirror reflecting our 21st Century existence back at us. The series is created and written by Charlie Brooker, and executive produced by Brooker and Annabel Jones. Its third season, comprising six episodes: San Junipero features Gugu Mbatha-Raw and Mackenzie Davis in an episode directed by Owen Harris; Shut Up and Dance features Jerome Flynn and Alex Lawther in an episode directed by James Watkins; Nosedive features Bryce Dallas Howard, Alice Eve and James Norton in an episode directed by Joe Wright; Men Against Fire stars Michael Kelly, Malachi Kirby and Madeline Brewer in an episode directed by Jakob Verbruggen; Hated in the Nation features Kelly MacDonald in an episode directed by James Hawes; and Wyatt Russell and Hannah John-Kamen star in Playtest, an episode directed by Dan Trachtenberg.
Lovesick - Premieres globally November 17, 2016 at 12:01am PT
The second season of Lovesick, the series formerly known as Scrotal Recall, stars Johnny Flynn, Antonia Thomas and Daniel Ings, all returning for more fun in this delightful, romantic comedy. Season two will consist of eight episodes. Series creator Tom Edge returns as writer for season two and serves as Executive Producer along with Murray Ferguson, Andy Baker and Ed Macdonald. Lovesick is produced by Clerkenwell Films.
Beat Bugs - Season two premieres November 18, 2016 at 12:01am PT IN US - (DATE FOR AUS TBC)
Inspired by the songs of The Beatles, Beat Bugs tells uplifting and life-affirming stories filled with hope and melody. The animated show follows five best friends who together discover life’s most important lessons in an overgrown suburban backyard. The Beat Bugs live out these childhood adventures to the words and music of The Beatles.
Created by Josh Wakely, Beat Bugs incorporates more than 50 songs from the Lennon/McCartney ‘Northern Songs’ catalogue and features covers by world-leading music artists including P!nk, Eddie Vedder, James Corden, Regina Spektor, Of Monsters and Men, The Shins, Chris Cornell and Sia, among others to be announced soon. The thirteen episode first season will be available globally on August 3rd, and will be second run in Australia.
Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life - Premieres globally November 25, 2016 at 12:01am PT
Gilmore Girls: A Year In The Life includes four 90-minute chapters, each spanning one of the four seasons: Winter, Spring, Summer and Fall. Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life is created by Amy Sherman-Palladino, who executive produces, writes and directs the four 90-minute chapters with Daniel Palladino. The project is from Dorothy Parker Drank Here Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television.

Captive - Premieres globally December 9, 2016 at 12:01am PT
From the highest profile cases to those kept hidden from the public, comes a new docu-series from acclaimed executive producer Doug Liman and producers Simon and Jonathan Chinn. The producers of Captive have gained privileged access to the most challenging negotiations of our time -- revealing how hostage-taking, and the efforts to resolve it, have evolved to address an escalating international trend. The episodes look at a wide range of situations from the viewpoint of everyone involved: the victims and their families back home, the experienced negotiators, business leaders, government officials and the kidnappers themselves.
One Day at a Time - Premieres globally January 6, 2017 at 12:01am PT
A reimagining of the Norman Lear classic, centering on a Cuban-American family. Our heroine is a recently separated, former military mom (Justina Machado) navigating a new single life while raising her radical teenaged daughter and socially adept tween son, with the “help” of her old school Cuban-born mom (Rita Moreno) and a friends- without-benefits building manager named Schneider. The 13-episode first season of One Day at a Time is produced by Act III Productions, Inc., Snowpants Productions and Small Fish Studios in association with Sony Pictures Television. Norman Lear, Mike Royce, Gloria Calderón Kellett and Michael Garcia are executive producers.
Complete list of second season renewals:
Chelsea - Will return for a 90-Episode Second Season in 2017
Chelsea Handler is back with a freshly stamped passport and new global outlook as she tackles today’s tough issues with the same acerbic wit and fearless curiosity you know and love. Join her as she travels around the world – from Russia, Japan, and Mexico City, across the U.S. and back again, to explore the subjects that matter most to you. Chelseafeatures celebrities, dignitaries, and surprise guests engaging in thought-provoking, yet hilarious conversations about topics like international cultures, alternative lifestyles, education, health, sports, parenting, politics, and more. Season 1 of Chelsea is currently streaming three times a week exclusively on Netflix.
Lady Dynamite - Will return for a Second Season in 2017
Lady Dynamite is a single-camera comedy series based on what actor/comedian Maria Bamford has accepted to be “her life.” The occasionally surreal episodes, refracted across multiple time periods inspired by Bamford’s life, tell the story of a woman who loses- and then finds- her s**t.
Lady Dynamite also stars Fred Melamed as Bamford’s manager and close friend Bruce Ben-Bacharach, and Mary Kay Place plays Bamford’s mother. Guest stars include Patton Oswalt, Ana Gasteyer, Jon Cryer, Mira Sorvino, Brandon Routh, June Diane Raphael, Adam Pally, Dean Cain, Sarah Silverman, Tig Notaro and Jenny Slate. Pam Brady, Mitch Hurwitz and Maria Bamford are executive producers on the Netflix production.
Real Rob - Will return for a Second Season in 2017
Rob Schneider’s comedy series, Real Rob, is an exaggerated yet brutally honest depiction of the comedian’s real life, interspersed with his stand-up comedy performances. Managing the ups and downs of a Hollywood career and it’s celebrity treatment (with his younger Mexican wife, a new baby, an ever-present stalker and a completely incompetent assistant), this comedy series is as close to the bone’ real life of the internationally famous comedian.
The 8-episode second season, now a Netflix original series, stars and is produced and directed by Schneider. Patricia Schneider and Jamie Lissow also appear in the series.
New Series Pick-Up:
Untitled Motown Project - All new series
From writer/director Josh Wakely (Beat Bugs) comes a new musically-themed Netflix original animated series for children and families. The untitled Motown project revolves around a lovable, funny and slightly shy eight year old boy named Ben, who discovers he has the extraordinary ability to bring street-art to life. Ben and his family live in the imaginary city of Motown, based on Detroit and its rich musical heritage. Inspired by the words and melodies of Motown’s classic songs, Ben and his friends Angie and Mickey, along with an amazing cast of enchanting street art characters, discover that creativity is magic as they revive vibrancy to their city and learn life lessons.
Internationally-renowned recording artist and songwriter Smokey Robinson will serve as Executive Music Producer on the show, which will feature contemporary artists performing hit songs from the Motown catalog that will serve as inspiration for each episode. Throughout its illustrious history, the Motown label garnered dozens of #1 hits, including “ABC,” “My Girl,” “Please Mr. Postman,” “You Can’t Hurry Love,” “Reach Out I’ll Be There” and “I Heard it Through the Grapevine.” The series will bring 52 of these iconic songs to life, including those made famous by all-time greats like Robinson, Marvin Gaye, The Jackson 5, Lionel Richie, The Supremes, The Temptations, Stevie Wonder and many more.
Casting Announcements:
Llama Llama - Jennifer Garner signs on as voice of Mama Llama
Award-winning actress and early childhood development advocate Jennifer Garner has signed on to voice the character of Mama Llama in the recently announced Netflix original animated series for preschoolers, Llama Llama. Based on the acclaimed and best-selling book series by author and illustrator Anna Dewdney, the show tells heart-warming tales about childhood moments and adventures, as well as the special connections between lead character Llama, his family and best friends. Llama and his mother, in particular, share a warm and loving bond -- she is his rock and safe haven as her son experiences growing up.
"I've read Anna Dewdney's Llama Llama books to my kids hundreds of times in the last ten years," said Garner. "Little did I know it would all count as rehearsal -- I'm thrilled to bring Mama Llama to life for Netflix! The Llama Llama books are so fun to read -- your kids won't even notice they are learning life lessons, such as how to battle boredom, or braving the first day of school. But when your kids watch the coziness of Mama Llama's relationship with her Little Llama, be ready for an extra snuggle as you connect, while learning about the world around you."
Produced by Genius Brands International and set to premiere in 2017 to Netflix members worldwide, Llama Llama is led by an all-star team of creators including Oscar®-winning director Rob Minkoff (The Lion King), director Saul Blinkoff (Doc McStuffins), showrunner Joe Purdy, legendary art director Ruben Aquino (Frozen, Aladdin, Mulan, The Little Mermaid, Pocahontas, The Lion King) and Emmy®-award winning producers Jane Startz and Andy Heyward.
Greenhouse Academy (formerly The Greenhouse) Announces Cast
The Netflix original tween series Greenhouse Academy has finalized its cast including series regulars Jessica Amlee, Cinthya Carmona, Nadine Ellis, Reina Hardesty, Dallas Hart, BJ Mitchell, Ariel Mortman, Chris O’Neal, Benjamin Papac, Finn Roberts, Parker Stevenson and Grace Van Dien, as well as Ishai Golan, who is a recurring cast member.Greenhouse Academy is a live action series set in an elite boarding school in Southern California called “The Greenhouse.” Students are divided into two rival houses that must join forces to conquer challenges when an evil plot is uncovered. Paula Yoo (West Wing, Defiance, Eureka) is adapting with showrunner Giora Chamizer, who wrote and created the original series. Nutz Productions, a subsidiary company of Ananey Communications, will produce the series for Netflix.

Wednesday, 27 July 2016

'The Bachelor' Australia 2016: Women, Videos, Photos

'The Bachelor Australia' season four is about to kick off. Are you keen?

Here he is, Richie Strahan:

See the trailer below:

Here are all the ladies for 'The Bachelor Australia' 2016:

Wonder if there will be moments like these...

Here's an entire ep 1, from season 2 (the voice quality is bad, you guys):

Monday, 25 July 2016

New Australian Laws: choosing sex of baby

And here we go again.

A fresh new round of discussion on choosing the gender of your baby.

In news announced today, laws to allow parents to choose the gender of their baby to balance the sexes in their family may be introduced after a review by the National Health and Medical Research Council.
Currently in Australia, it's already possible for families with a risk of genetic abnormalities to choose the sex of their babies, but other couples have been forced to travel to countries where pre-implantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) is available.
The process – which is currently illegal in Australia – has seen families pay up to $50,000 to get the sex they want in a baby by travelling overseas, and in most cases, it seems a girl is the genre which is more highly sought.
Now, going to Thailand or America to essentially 'buy' your selected sex may be a thing of the past, with the National Health and Medical Research Council considering changing the rules in Australia.
The MHMC has opened its consultation draft to public comment and is looking primarily for feedback on sex selection for non-medical purposes – along with the idea of compensating women for donating their eggs and the establishment of an Australian egg donor bank.
In Australia it is already possible for those families with a risk of genetic abnormalities to choose the sex of their babies.
See the whole document and PDF here.
In a nutshell, it says:
The National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) has today opened public consultation on draft changes to the clinical practice section of the Ethical Guidelines on the Use of Assisted Reproductive Technology in Clinical Practice and Research, 2007
Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) is the application of laboratory or clinical techniques to human eggs, sperm or embryos for the purposes of reproduction. Compliance with these guidelines is a key part of accreditation for all Australian ART clinics. 
The draft guidelines provide ethical guidance on issues such as:
  • the use and storage of human eggs, sperm and embryos
  • situations such as surrogacy, preimplantation genetic testing, the collection and use of eggs and sperm from persons who are deceased or dying, and the use of stored eggs, sperm or embryos after a person has died
  • information giving, counselling and consent requirements.
Key draft changes to the guidelines include:
  • clearer identification of the ethical principles relevant to the clinical practice of ART and guidance for the application of these principles
  • content updates to reflect changes in technology and community sentiment
  • streamlining the document to make it clearer and easier to read.
The revisions were informed by feedback received during a public consultation on the guidelines, conducted last year.  
Feedback is sought on the entire content of the draft guidelines. The following issues have been highlighted for specific comment:  
  • sex selection for non-medical purposes
  • compensation of Australian women for the reproductive effort and risks associated with donating their eggs
  • establishment of an Australian donor egg bank.
NHMRC CEO Professor Anne Kelso said, “As Assisted Reproductive Technology becomes more sophisticated, it is important that NHMRC continues to provide guidance that takes into account changes in technology and community sentiment.”
“Public consultation is an important part of the development of all NHMRC guidelines, and it is especially valuable in this field where our guidance has implications for many families around Australia.”
The review of the guidelines is being overseen by the Australian Health Ethics Committee, with advice from NHMRC’s ART Working Committee. Membership of this working committee includes experts in ethics, law, religion, reproductive technology and consumer issues.
The deadline for submissions to the public consultation is 17 September 2015. Further information is available on the NHMRC Public Consultation website.

The NHMRC’s Australian Health Ethics Committee chair Ian Olver said it was time to question whether it should be allowed for non-medical reasons such as family balancing.
The NHMRC found the debate “would be enhanced through the exploration of some of the complex ethical and social issues raised by non-medical sex selection, through the use of illustrative case studies”.
Case studies such as family balancing, the replacement of a child, whether they want the same sex or a different sex; or other borderline medical reasons, such as where a couple has a boy with autism and believes there would be less chance of their second child having autism if it was a girl.
I wrote a piece which I felt very passionate about a few years ago, on the (now defunct) news website 'The Punch'.

At the time, I said:

"So when a woman announced recently (curious that she broke such a deeply private story herself; otherwise, how else would we have known about it?) that after having three sons she was ‘desperate’ for a girl and was willing to turn to the medical world for help, I understood. I found myself quietly nodding in agreement. As a mother of twins - a boy and a girl - that secret lifelong desire to have one of each was fulfilled the day we were blessed with a ‘pigeon pair’. Suddenly, nothing was missing any more. It was a total fluke, of course (and I must admit to cringing when people say we were so ‘clever’) but I couldn’t have planned it better if I tried. These are not the words of a smug mum. No, these are words of utter relief. Utter relief we could even have kids after trying for a year.

I had the twins at 35 (three weeks shy of 36) and I knew that if I’d had one baby, we’d have to start to whole conception process again before our baby turned one or two if we were to beat both our biological clocks. We’d always discussed having two kids and we knew time wasn’t on our side. So, having two at once – be it a boy and girl, or two of each – allayed the imaginary deadline in our heads.

So, back to the woman desperate for a daughter. By that evening the story broke, I found myself shouting at the telly. Why? Because this woman – who was flying to a Bangkok clinic and spending $15,000 to undertake a gender selection procedure illegal in Australia – was the latest victim in the courtroom of public opinion. News polls indicated that the majority disagreed with her decision. Some reader’s comments on news pages were particularly awful, with such words as ‘ungrateful’ and ‘greedy’ being used to describe this woman.

Sorry, I disagree.

Some people have said she is “playing God” by choosing the sex. Again, I disagree. Wasn’t that the same argument wheeled out when IVF was introduced decades ago? Would you deny a woman the opportunity to experience the joy of having a baby because she had challenges with fertility, because she couldn’t do it ‘naturally’? So why does using a medical advancement like this one rile people up so much?

It’d be so very easy from the fortunate position I sit in to say, no, you should just be happy you even have children. Some people can’t. Yes, I understand that argument too. Boy, do I get it. On a recent Practical Parenting blog I wrote titled Ten Things I Hate About Motherhood, one mother who’d had multiple rounds of IVF, many miscarriages, and was now rendered infertile told me in no uncertain terms that I was ungrateful to hate anything about motherhood and she’d give anything to have poo smeared on her carpet (you’d have to read the blog for that comment to make any sense).

Make no mistake. This should not be a forum for arguing fertility versus infertility. Everyone gets we are lucky to even conceive, even carry, even give birth to a live, healthy human being. If I had the choice of having four girls or no children? That’s not even a question for me; the answer is an obvious one. Would I have loved my twins any less if I had two girls or two boys? Are you serious?

You can read the whole thing HERE.

What are your thoughts?

I am very clear on mine.

Do as they please. Use technology to access what they desire.

Just as infertile couples access IVF.

Just as couples trying hard to conceive and failing to, turn to assisted reproductive methods,.

Just as gay couples use a surrogate to create their long desired family.

Just as early menopause candidates turn to another woman donating an egg.

Just a gestational carrier who grow their child in their body... all of these have one thing in common.

When I first wrote this story, then wrote another version on a parenting site, I was mostly slammed. It didn't bother me. When women who were having huge troubles conceiving said that women should be grateful to even have babies at all, I told them they were missing the point, and the argument was deemed invalid in my eyes... two totally different scenarios.




There, I said it.

Let the mud slinging begin. It's okay, bring it. I can handle it.

And for the record: my twins were NOT IVF. It happened 'naturally', a total fluke. It's just that I feel for anyone with a medical challenge and I am always happy know medicine can help people live the lives they want.

But wait, wait... first, watch this. And then tell me how it is your business to decide:

Friday, 22 July 2016

'The Real Housewives of Sydney' Cast Revealed: PHOTOS

And so, here we are... 'The Real Housewives Of Sydney'. Announced, a photo:

Says the Facebook caption:

What a day to meet our #RHOSydney - Nicole O'Neil, Lisa Oldfield, AthenaX Levendi, Melissa Tkautz, Krissy Marsh, Matty Samaei and Victoria Rees!

Yes. Foxtel today unveiled the seven sophisticated and vivacious Sydney Housewives that will form the cast of the highly anticipated, glamorous reality series 'The Real Housewives of Sydney'. 

The series will begin filming in September and premiere on Foxtel’s Arena in 2017.

Says the press release:

The Real Housewives of Sydney will feature seven charismatic and engaging new Housewives who enjoy the extravagant, stylish and cosmopolitan lifestyle of Sydney. Between them they run successful companies, travel the world in luxury, attend the most exclusive parties and are the matriarch of their million dollar mansions. All women are fascinating in their own right and when put together create a diverse mix of magic and mayhem.

The Real Housewives of Sydney are; artistic, free spirit AthenaX Levendi; energetic ex-model turned real estate agent Krissy Marsh; funny, opinionated mother of two Lisa Oldfield; cosmetic nurse and Beauty Expert of Sydney Matty Samaei; triple threat, actress, model, singer Melissa Tkautz; photogenic party planner and former Miss Australia Nicole O’Neil; and last but not least, entrepreneurial mum and social scene queen Victoria Rees.   

Meet the Housewives:

AthenaX Levendi – Spiritual, eccentric and attractive, Athena is a painter, sculptor and jewellery designer. Australian born, she grew up in Athens only to return to Australia at the age of 20. She is married to an Australian Greek jewellery designer, who owns and runs Levendi Jewellers. Together they have three children and live in their beautiful Bellevue Hill home.   

Krissy Marsh – The quintessential Australian girl, Krissy is opinionated, warm, loyal, generous and not afraid to tell it like it is. Originally from Brisbane, she moved to Sydney for her modelling career at age 18 and never looked back. She has a love for Shanghai after living there with her family for  two years. Her husband is still based there for business and she now lives in Double Bay with her three children. Krissy is a real estate agent and previously ran her own successful company which she sold.

Lisa Oldfield  Married to well known former politician David Oldfield, Lisa is no stranger to controversy and being in the spotlight. Opinionated, provocative and passionate, she is a media commentator, seasoned world traveller, astute business woman and savvy tech guru. She is also a mother of two young boys and lives on the Northern Beaches with her family.

Matty Samaei  Known as the Beauty Expert of Sydney, Matty is the owner of The Medispa by Matty located in Double Bay. She is fun, eclectic and fair and has experienced both the highs and lows of life since moving to Australia at age 12 with her Persian family. She currently lives in Bellevue Hill with her partner and her two young daughters. Her favourite activities include shopping, travel and socialising.

Melissa Tkautz – Actress, model, singer; Melissa is a triple threat. With a career spanning over three decades she has appeared on many TV shows, over 80 magazine covers and is an ARIA award winner. She is also a mother of two young children that she raises in her Frenchs Forest home with her husband. She is an activist for many charities and when she isn’t busy juggling life as a mother, wife and career woman, she loves a catch up with her friends over champagne.

Nicole O’Neil – The ultimate beauty queen, Nicole is beautiful, smart, well travelled and a Miss Australia winner. Born in Dubai to a Swedish mother and Lebanese father, she was raised and educated in Sydney which is where she met her husband who was a childhood friend. She now owns a flourishing event planning and production company Prêt-a-Party, with a presence in both Sydney and London. Nicole’s two daughters have had an international upbringing, being raised in both Dubai and London and she loves that they can now experience the privileged lifestyle Sydney has to offer.

Victoria Rees – Funny, outspoken and carefree, Victoria is single for the first time in her life and loving the time it gives her to socialise with her friends, who are like family. She is mum to her twelve year old son and is always cooking and entertaining in her Bondi home. Victoria was previously an interior decorator and now has a beauty product called Wrinkles Schminkles.

The ten-part, one-hour series will once again be produced by Matchbox Pictures in conjunction with Foxtel. The Real Housewives of Sydney is the second Australian instalment of the world’s number one lifestyle reality franchise, following the success of The Real Housewives of Melbourne

The Real Housewives of Sydney will screen in 2017 on Foxtel’s Arena.

We really hope there are moments like this:

And: "Well don't look darling."

And, the Melbourne ladies on US TV: