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Friday 28 October 2016

Victoria's Secret Paris + Fantasy Bra: Jasmine Tookes PHOTOS + VIDEO

The Victoria's Secret 'Fantasy Bra' is always big news each year ahead of the annual Victoria's Secret Fashion Show - which has just been announced will be staged in Paris for the very first time!

And: who is wearing it is equally important!

This year, that honour goes to: Jasmine Tookes:

See all the clips here. Yes, she's stunning. No, the bra is not for sale, yes of course it'd be uncomfortable and you'd need a bodyguard with you. That's why it's called the FANTASY BRA.


And, the brand is going to great lengths to show Jasmine is JUST like you and me. Well, you kinda have to admire that.

In this article, it says:

Jasmine Tookes will wear the Victoria’s Secret Fantasy Bra during the company’s annual fashion show. Anointed an Angel last year, she’ll be just the third African American woman in the runway extravaganza’s multi-decade history to wear the extravagant lingerie set. “I feel like it’s a milestone for Victoria’s Secret for me to be wearing the bra,” she said. “And I’m glad that I can represent that for them and for all the girls in the world.” Yet, there’s another reason Tookes is one to look up to: her stretch marks.
In photos released by the brand, Tookes is — shockingly enough — seemingly unretouched. While Victoria’s Secret had no comment on whether digital manipulation was involved in the shoot or not, stretch marks are clearly visible on the 25-year-old’s side.
Here is that photo:

Jasmine is not the only one to proudly show off actual real life normal stretch marks. Our fave Robyn Lawley did too:
A photo posted by Robyn Lawley (@robynlawley) on

Mariah Carey and James Packer Break Up

With news overnight that Mariah Carey, 46, and James Packer, 49 are no longer a couple and the engagement is well and truly over, stories have just emerged on what actually caused the break up. (Photo: Getty)

Mariah's 'people' have broken their silence as speculation swirls around her 'reported' split from James Packer, the Australian billionaire casino mogul.

In a statement from Carey’s camp read out on Sunrise today, it was confirmed that their relationship was on the rocks after the couple had a fight in Greece.
“Mariah Carey and James Packer had a fight in Greece. They have not seen each other since,” the statement read.
As news articles including this one now say that 'Mariah Carey ''Developed a Close Relationship'' With Dancer Amid Problems With James Packer', and reports in TMZ that Carey had cheated on Packer with a dancer, and that Packer was unhappy with her excessive spending, the statement confirmed the fight was not caused by either of these allegations.
“The fight was not because of cheating allegations or excessive spending by Mariah. James is one of the most successful businessmen in the world,” it read.
It was also confirmed that the couple were trying to reconcile their differences,
“They are trying to work it out but right now they are not sure if they will stay together. They are discussing it and plan to release a statement about their future,” the statement read.
According to TMZ, a source linked to Mariah claimed James did “something really bad” involving her assistant on a luxury yacht - and this led to Mariah leaving and heading back to Los Angeles.
In the abovementioned article from eonline.com, it says:
It seems as though Mariah Carey has found comfort in other arms during a difficult time in her life.
E! News has learned that the world-renowned singer became close with one of her dancers amid problems with James Packer. A source tells E! News exclusively, "James was not in the right mind for months. Mariah was in essence an abandoned woman." 
The insider adds that it was during this time that Carey began building a bond with her dancer. "While in Vegas, she turned to and developed a close relationship with Brian Tanaka."
Following news that Carey and Packer decided to call off their engagement, E! News learned from another source close to the pair that Packer's behavior played a role in Carey's decision to part ways.
"James is not in a mentally healthy place right now and he has not been present for her," the insider tells E! News exclusively. "Unfortunately, his absence and behavior was not a good situation for her, so she had to leave him."
A rep for Packer tells E! News, "This is simply untrue."

Here are the last two pics of Mariah and James from Mariah's Instagram page a month ago, and five weeks ago:

A photo posted by Mariah Carey (@mariahcarey) on

A photo posted by Mariah Carey (@mariahcarey) on

Wednesday 26 October 2016

Max Factor + Victoria's Secret collaboration

In fashion and beauty collab news just in, Max Factor has just announced its official make-up collaboration with the world-famous Victoria's Secret Fashion Show.

Regular readers of Josie's Juice will know we are Victoria's Secret OBSESSED.

The partnership with one the most most iconic lingerie retailer on the planet will make history for Max Factor, as it will execute the make-up look for the highly anticipated 2016 runway show.

With more than 100 years of heritage perfecting make-up artistry and diagnostics, Max Factor’s mission is to "empower and transform women, allowing them to become more of the women they are."

Victoria’s Secret will work with Max Factor’s team of make-up artists to create a flawless make-up look that brings to life the natural, yet glamorous and alluring beauty of the Victoria’s Secret models starring in the show.

Max Factor Miracle Touch Foundation is the official foundation of the 2016 Victoria’s Secret Show. This lightweight foundation glides onto the skin without settling into imperfections, revealing a flawless, even and radiant base.

Commenting on the announcement, Karen Owen, VP Marketing Max Factor says:

“The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show is the world’s most exciting, explosive and iconic fashion moment – and we are so looking forward to show day. We can’t wait to showcase the transformative power of Max Factor mascara on the world-famous Victoria’s Secret models.”

Earlier this month, Max Factor announced international model and Victoria’s Secret Angel Stella Maxwell as its newest global brand ambassador. Stella, who gained her Angel wings in 2015, will star in the 2017 Max Factor campaigns, joining fellow Angel Candice Swanepoel as part of the Max Factor family.

Here is that gorgeous creature Candice. Ah, you guys... she's kinda perfect:

For more announcements and upcoming news, follow Max Factor on:

Follow Victoria’s Secret on:

And you can follow Candice Swanepoel at www.instagram.com/angelcandices/ or on Snapchat @candyswan

And follow Stella Maxwell on her Instagram account at: www.instagram.com/stellamaxwell

In other breaking VS news... well, read this:

The world’s most famous runway show heads to the world’s sexiest city. That’s right—the 2016 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show will film in Paris for the first time ever! Watch the Angels as they debut the latest Victoria’s Secret and PINK collections December 5, 2016, 10/9c on CBS—straight from the City of Light. For more details, click here: http://i.victoria.com/gl4.

And now, just because (*obsession warning!), here are some of my very fave Victoria's Secret clips featuring Candice:

Tuesday 25 October 2016

President Obama Mean Tweets #2: VIDEO

Have you wondered if President Obama wishes he were running against Donald Trump?

And: does he laugh at Trump when he watches him?

Here are his replies, thanks to Jimmy Kimmel asking the questions:

PLUS: Mean Tweets!

Yessss POTUS!

Megan and Tiff 'The Bachelor' Dating: Confirmed

So, yeah.

Two seemingly hetero gals who were both contestants on 'The Bachelor' are now dating.

After weeks of clever hints, Megan Marx and Tiffany Scanlan have confirmed they are in a relationship.

Rumours had been swirling for a while that the former 'The Bachelor' contestants’ VERY close friendship was actually a girl romance... all you need to do is look at the series of naked photo shoots and “couple shots” with loved up captions.
Here are some of their Instagram photos. Yep, defs a couple. But first, the CONFIRMATION INSTAGRAM POST!

I met Tiffany in a very strange situation. Well... we were kind of dating the same guy. And it was filmed and put on TV 😂. From that first cocktail party, it was like this instant calibration between souls, as if we had known each other once before. Friendship ripened into something bolder, trust in a very strange situation was formed, and now every adventure we have rivals the other- and continues to make plans for itself. Yesterday I flew this beautiful woman to The Abrolhos islands for her 30th birthday! I have to admit that I felt so so proud to be with her, my favourite person, celebrating such a momentous occasion on the water- a mutual love of ours. She is so confident in the ocean and in every adventure, as if every new experience is a winning of the lottery somehow; a chance to grow and learn and develop. To Tiffany, experience wins over the worldly acquisition of 'things' every time- and I think this is why she is so open-minded, so accepting of others, so fun and so at ease with letting winds blow her towards a variety of opportunities. She's helped me to disintegrate many of the ideals I've had that were harmful (about relationships, about career and 'stability') and for that I feel set free. Thank you for always asking questions (detective Tiff), for being curious about people, ideologies and the universe; for loving people with such a wholesome love that I don't know if I would ever be able to emulate. It inspires me. Happy Birthday Tiffany. I love you.
A photo posted by Megan Marx 🌷 (@megan.leto.marx) on
Last month, Megan refused to deny their romance in an interview with OK!magazine.

“I think you can probably tell from the pictures that have been posted that we don’t have the most conventional relationship,” she said.

Though she also made it clear neither of them would rule out a relationship with a woman.
“I think that when it comes to attraction, for me, it’s usually a connection of minds and humour before anything else and I’m traditionally attracted to men but I don’t rule anything out ... I would say Tiff’s in the same boat.”

A photo posted by Megan Marx 🌷 (@megan.leto.marx) on

Pete Burns 'Dead Or Alive' Dies Age 57

Pete Burns - the frontman from 1980s pop group 'Dead Or Alive' - has died, age 57.

He died of a cardiac arrest.
Burns rose to fame in the 1980s with the band’s hit song You Spin Me Round (Like a Record). He also appeared on Celebrity Big Brother in 2006, coming fifth in the final. 
A statement released by his partner, Michael Simpson, his ex-wife, Lynne Corlett, and his manager and former band member, Steve Coy, read: “All of his family and friends are devastated by the loss of our special star. He was a true visionary, a beautiful talented soul and will be missed by all those who loved and appreciated everything he was and all of the wonderful memories he has left us with.”
I was fortunate to interview the man several years ago for Cream magazine. Here is part of that interview:

And here is one of the group's hits:

Sunday 23 October 2016

Sunbeam Zumbo Limited Edition Mixmaster, Food Processor and Stick Mixer: WIN

Bakers - amateurs, afiocionados, experts - do you have a Sunbeam Mixmaster on your bench?

If you answered no, but have aspired to own one... you're in luck!

The now iconic Mixmaster has manifested a new, shiny kitchen wizz... and it's Adriano Zumbo approved! In fact, it bears the name of the master patissier and dessert inventor, and comes in three exciting colour ways.

Even more exciting: Josie's Juice readers have the opportunity to win one! Scroll down for more, but first... more on this new incarnation of a longtime appliance favourite. Be quick if you want one, though... these babies are limited edition. Yes, plural. The new range consists of the Sunbeam Zumbo Limited Edition Mixmaster®, Food Processor and Stick Mixer.

Here is a teaser video:

The Sunbeam design team has collaborated with Adriano Zumbo to create these clever mixers, and our fave part of all is that the Zumbo branded Mixmaster® is available in three colours inspired by Zumbo’s celebrated creations: Pink Marshmallow, Magenta and V8 Vanilla. Here they are, with the man himself:

We don't know about you but a shiny new kitchen gadget inspires us to create!

Josie's Juice has been lucky enough to have the Sunbeam Zumbo Limited Edition Mixmaster® ready to unwrap on the kitchen bench, and whoa, you guys... baked goods are going to be flowing from Casa JJ.

A little more about the Mixmaster® - first launched in the 1940s, it has had an enduring - and endearing - history with home and commercial bakers. Check out some old school Mixmasters:

The new Sunbeam Zumbo Limited Edition Mixmaster® has some unique features; it include the Super-Scraper Whisk for lighter egg whites and creamier whipped cream (yesss!), and there is an innovative Scrapemaster™ Spatula Beater that combines ingredients and scrapes the side of the bowl simultaneously. Um, hello... genius!

The new Mixmaster® also has a brilliant Power Drive feature that turns it into an ultra-versatile kitchen machine, allowing cooks to plug in included accessories such as the Pasta Roller to make fresh pasta! Stop it right now. This Italophile is STUPIDLY excited.

Says Adriano Zumbo:“I grew up with a Sunbeam Mixmaster® as Mum had one. If you’re even slightly interested in cooking and baking, it’s probably the best appliance you could have. It’s the one thing that I absolutely have to have in my kitchen, so I’m super excited to have worked so closely with the Sunbeam design team to help turn one of the all-time kitchen appliance greats into the ultimate multi-tasking tool that will have everyone mixing like masters in no time!”

The new range also includes the Sunbeam Zumbo Limited Edition Food Processor, featuring 2L and 400mL processing bowls that work simultaneously for faster results, and a clever drawer, providing welcome onboard storage to tidy away the five included accessories.

Small in stature, but huge in capability, the Sunbeam Zumbo Limited Edition Stick Mixer is one of the ultimate compact kitchen tools that make blending, mixing, whisking, slicing and mashing a breeze. “This is one of the most useful and versatile tools in my kitchen,” says Zumbo of his new Stick Mixer design collaboration with Sunbeam. “It has come so far from the stick mixers of the past. We’ve added amazingly useful attachments, like the 1.25L processing bowl, which make it the perfect option if you don’t have space for a full-sized food processor. There are many tools to blend and create almost anything from mash and soups to smoothies, fruit purees, and yes even macarons!”

Here is the complete range:

More about Adriano Zumbo: he shot to fame in 2007 when he challenged MasterChef Australia contestants to make the notoriously complicated Croquembouche. Remember that? What a TV moment!

Today, his Zumbarons and V8 Vanilla Cake are household names and he continues to share his love affair for pastry and everything sweet through his growing number of mouth-watering outlets Australia wide.

In store from October 2016 (yes, right now!), the new Sunbeam Zumbo Limited Edition Range is available at Harvey Norman, The Good Guys, Myer, David Jones, Bing Lee and other leading retailers as well as online at www.sunbeam.com.au/zumbo


Sunbeam Zumbo Limited Edition Mixer RRP $599
Sunbeam Zumbo Limited Edition Food Processor $399
Sunbeam Zumbo Limited Edition Stick Mixer $179

And now! How to go into the running to win a Sunbeam Zumbo Limited Edition Mixmaster - and you get to choose the colour!

Here is all you need to do for your chance to win one:

- Follow me on Instagram and Twitter if you are on the social media platforms. 

- Follow the Sunbeam Australia page on Instagram

Also, share the Sunbeam Zumbo Limited Edition photo which features on the @josiegags Instagram page by taking a screenshot of it, then using these handle names: @josiegags @sunbeamaustralia

And use these hashtags: #regram #josiesjuice #competitions #giveaways #prizes #AdrianoZumbo #sunbeamaustralia #zumbo

- Share this blog link on your Facebook wall

- Comment below on why you'd like to win the Sunbeam Zumbo Limited Edition Mixmaster, and which colour you'd like if you won, AND email me at josiegags@optusnet.com.au so I can contact you in case you are a winner (so many people forget this step and don't enter a valid email address below, and I spend lots of time trying to track you down, or simply give the prize to the next person - not fun for anyone!)

(If you find it hard to comment below because your device won't let you - sometimes that happens on an iPhone, for example - simply send me your entry and address via email at josiegags@optusnet.com.au).

*Competition is open to Australian residents only.

Winners will be advised by email in November 2016. Good luck!

Still stuck on the colour?

Here you are:

Thursday 20 October 2016

Donald Trump Roast: VIDEO

It's here. Again.

The 2011 Donald Trump 'roast'.

The panel inclueded Larry King, Lisa Lampanelli, Marlee Matlin (interpreted by interpreter Jack Jason), Snoop Dogg and Jeff Ross took turns at hurling abuse at Donald Trump for the Comedy Central TV special.

But as Aaron Lee (who has written jokes for every Comedy Central Roast Special since 2005) revealed, “Each year, the ‘roastee’ has certain topics they declare off limits”.
So what did Trump refuse to laugh about?
“The only thing we got from Trump was the request not to say he exaggerates his wealth,” Lee wrote on li.st.

Here are some of the best bits, though tune into the special Channel 9 (Australian TV) screening on tonight:

Kourtney Kardashian: 'Today Extra' Interview Interruption

Kourtney Kardashian was on Australian TV just now, in an exclusive Australian interview in line with her brand ambassador role for the new Manuka Doctor brand, when the interview went a tad askew when David and Sonia from the TV show 'Today Extra' asked about Kourtney's sister Kim Kardashian, and how she was faring after the Paris robbery ordeal.

Kourtney was seen on camera looking to the side of the screen, while someone, presumably her publicist, was chatting with her, with Kourtney then not continuing to answer questions asked by Sonia and David, about her sister Kim's wellbeing post hold up.

Kourtney then came back and explained what happened with the live cross, and that "everyone was talking to me."

Here is what happened:

Here is part two of the interview:

And here is more on the interview started with, the actually quite interesting association with manuka honey, and how she has been using it for years before being approached as a brand ambassador:

Wednesday 19 October 2016

73 Questions With Emma Stone, Vogue: VIDEO

Emma Stone shows off her fabulous dance moves, belts out a killer Britney Spears impression, and admits to crying in front of Tom Hanks - all for the now renowned 73 questions for Vogue:

'Divorce' on Foxtel: VIDEOS

Have you seen the new HBO show 'Divorce'?

It stars the inimitable Sarah Jessica Parker and the wildly talented Thomas Haden Church.

Here is a trailer:

Here is a recap of ep 1:

And more clips:

It screens on Foxtel's 'Showcase' channel each Wednesday, at 8.30pm.

It's brutally honest and raw and incredibly well acted.

Here are some more clips for you:

And some interviews:

Nobody gives the finger like SJP.

Tuesday 18 October 2016


Ah, you guys... the simple pleasure of having food delivered to your door! Hello, Menulog.

And yet, it should not be deemed a treat, it should be deemed a basic human right, dammit.

I am not much of a buying food kinda gal... my mum taught me how to cook at home well, and I love cooking, when I get a chance.

Thing is, since my husband and I have done a role swap, he does most of the cooking.

But, let's just say, my tastes are vastly different from him. And so, his fare is very basic; think: Maltese and Italian basics like pasta, chicken schnitzel, meatballs, that kind thing.

And so, given the chance to trial a service where I'd get my very FAVE cuisine 


Here is my Indian feast, from my local Indian place Curry Papa: (that's the beaut thing about Menulog - you get to uncover what is in your area you may not have known about, which means you uncover gems AND you support your local community businesses):

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