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Wednesday, 19 December 2018

Karl Stefanovic 'Steps Off' 'Today' show

Karl Stefanovic ‘steps off’ the 'Today' program, in breaking media news.

According to this 'The Age' article, Karl has “stepped off” as co-host of Nine's Today breakfast show.



In the article, it states:

On Wednesday, network bosses phoned the Gold Logie winner in Aspen - where he is honeymooning with his new wife - to finalise his departure.

It comes one day after his brother Peter, co-host of Weekend Today, learned his contract had not been renewed.

While Peter has left Nine, Karl will continue as host of reality show This Time Next Year, which resumes filming in February. He is believed to have at least one year left on his multimillion dollar contract, but his long-term future with the network is uncertain.

It continues:

Today’s entertainment reporter Richard Wilkins and newsreader Sylvia Jeffreys, who is married to Peter, will remain with Nine - but their on-air roles may change.
Sources claim the network could no longer tolerate Today’s declining ratings - which were not helped by a stream of negative media reports about its biggest star.
“Nine looked at the coverage of Karl’s wedding in horror,” says one person. “It was the final straw; they knew it was damaging their brand and pissing off their viewers.”
In 2016, Stefanovic split with Cassandra Thorburn, his wife of 21 years and mother of their three children. On Saturday, in a lavish ceremony in Mexico, he married fashion designer and model Jasmine Yarbrough.

“Yachts and big overseas weddings don’t translate to Today’s audience,” a source says. “You have to remember it’s aimed at white-bread suburban Australia.”

The article adds:

Nine’s Adelaide newsreader Brenton Ragless, currently hosting Today’s summer edition, is tipped to join Georgie Gardner as permanent co-anchor. The network has not confirmed this, nor has it announced Peter’s replacement on Weekend Today.

“Nine and Karl Stefanovic have agreed it is time for him to step off the Today Show,” said the network’s news chief, Darren Wick.

“Karl remains on contract with the network and will continue to host This Time Next Year, which records in February.”

TV ratings stats show that during this year’s official ratings period, 'Today' averaged 351,000 viewers nationally - well behind the 453,000 watching 'Sunrise' on Seven.

The 'Today' show's executive producer Mark Calvert resigned from the network earlier this month. He has been replaced by former 'A Current Affair' boss Steven Burling, who will now oversee Nine’s entire morning schedule.

The article adds:

Sources claim Karl’s reputation has been tarnished by a series of missteps over the past two years.

“He used to be seen as as a ‘larrikin’,” says one person. “But now some viewers see him as arrogant.”

To add to the woes, the article also continues:

Reports of tension between Karl and Gardner have plagued the show for more than a year.
This came to a head in May with the so-called “Ubergate” scandal. According to New Idea, a driver overheard a phone call in which Peter claimed he “hated” his job, while Karl accused Gardner of being too cautious and “sitting on the fence”.

Sources say Nine’s management was also dismayed by paparazzi photos of Karl and Yarbrough frolicking on James Packer’s “super yacht”. Nor were they amused by the couple selling their wedding photos to Who magazine, which is part of a publishing stable owned by Nine’s biggest rival, Seven West Media.

Read the rest of the article HERE.

Tuesday, 18 December 2018

Peter Stefanovic leaves Channel Nine

After 15 years, a Stefanovic is leaving Channel Nine.

That means no more epic content like the memorable 'Bunga bunga party' dialogue of years gone by...


See that clip here:



Peter Stefanovic has left Channel 9 to “explore new opportunities” after reports he was set to be dropped from his Weekend Today hosting role. For real? Gosh we loved him on 'Weekend Today' alongside the excellent Allison Langdon.

A Nine spokesman confirmed the younger brother of Karl Stefanovic was leaving the network after 15 years.

“Nine and reporter Peter Stefanovic have mutually decided to part ways after 15 years,” a spokesperson told news.com.au.

“Peter has decided to explore new opportunities and is looking forward to spending weekends with his wife.

“He has been a respected member of the Nine News team and Weekend Today, and we wish him all the best for the future.”

In a statement, Peter said he had “an amazing time at Nine being a foreign correspondent, news reporter and covering some amazing stories for 60 Minutes”.

“I’ll miss my friends at Nine very much, it has been a huge privilege to work alongside so many great people,” he added.

Peter is one of Nine’s most recognised foreign correspondents having worked in Europe, Africa and the Middle East.

Personally, we loved seeing the romance between Nine's Sylvia Jeffreys unfold, and the pair  then went on to marry.

Peter and Sylvia were of course guests at big brother Karl Stefanovic's wedding to Jasmine Yarbrough just recently.

Sunday, 9 December 2018

Karl Stefanovic marries Jasmine Yarbrough: PHOTOS

Karl Stefanovic has married longtime love Jasmine Yarbrough... and let's cut to the chase: her dress. WE LOVE IT!

Jasmine wore a dress by Sydney designer Jessica Andreatta, which took six months to make.

It had a detachable-skirted dress, and was mini dress style, with a long veil in soft blush tulle bearing Aztec designs beaded over lace.

The short dress was paired with strappy high-heeled sandals. 



Here is how WHO magazine reported on the wedding day:
See the designer's website HERE
Yes, all of Karl's kids Jackson, 19, daughter Ava, 13, and River, 12, were in attendance.
Jasmine's  bridesmaids were her high school friends Sarah Johnson, Sophie Pentland, Jimilla Houghton, Stoj Bulic and Georgie Fleming, as well as sister Jade Yarbrough and her business partner, Tamie Ingham.
Karl's groomsmen included his brothers Tom and Pete Stefanovic, Josh Yarbrough and his close friends, Ben Tilley, Mick Doohan, Steve Marshall and schoolfriend Alan Rogina.
Meanwhile, groom Karl wore RM Williams boots with his Tom Ford suit.

Jasmine, 34, rocked that mini dress, and both Karl, 41, and Jasmine had 

Karl and Jasmine married in a sunset ceremony on the grounds of the lavish 'One&Only Palmilla' resort in Cabo, Mexico.
Here's what Sylvia (Karl's sister in law) posted:

Sunday, 25 November 2018

Roxy Jacenko: 'Sunday Night' VIDEO Interview

Roxy Jacenko, the Sydney publicist who has become as well known as the brands she represents via her PR agency Sweaty Betty, was interviewed by Melissa Doyle on 'Sunday Night' and here are some videos of the multi-part story, with the complete story to come here.

Roxy was interviewed alongside her husband Oliver Curtis, and at the beginning of the story, Melissa pointed out that neither were paid for the story.


PHOTO: behind the scenes, Sunday Night. Credit: Sweaty Betty PR
UPDATED:

Here is the full clip, of the full interview:




Updated: and here are some excerpts of the above interview:

'Roxy Jacenko and Oliver Curtis were the perfect couple with the perfect family. Then everything they knew came crashing down - he went to jail, and she went off the rails. For the first time - the inside story on that very public PR disaster. Don’t miss Melissa Doyle's compelling interview - Sunday at 8:45pm on Channel 7.'












The TV interview covered a tumultuous time in the couple's relationship.
From Oliver being jailed for insider trading, to Roxy's cancer battle.
Says Roxy in the interview: "I started living a life as soon as Oli went to jail that was fast."
"And indulged in things in shouldn't have indulged in."
She also confessed that she blamed Oliver for her illness. "So I told him, 'It's your fault. You gave me cancer.'"
Check back in here for the full interview shortly.
Roxy's 4th book - this one is her first non-fiction - is out on Wednesday 28 November, 2018. It's titled: 'Roxy's Little Black Book of Tips & Tricks.'

Full disclosure: Josie has been friends with Roxy for over 15 years, before she started Sweaty Betty, and Josie and the team at Josie's Juice think she's a champion human, and we wish her only the best!

Thursday, 15 November 2018

'The Bachelorette' Ali Chooses Taite

Ali chooses... Taite or Todd?



She said her sad goodbye to Todd, see below.



She chose Taite!


Did you pick it?

Here are more updates from the show in the lead up:




Look away now, Taite!




Todd for 'The Bachelor'? We are putting our money on a BIG FAT YES!





Friday, 26 October 2018

Jackie O Marriage Split: Announcement

Radio host Jackie O has announced she has split from husband Lee, but the pair will remain “best friends”.


Jackie (real name Jackie Henderson), the KIIS FM radio host told the Daily Telegraph she and Lee would stay close as they co-parent their daughter Catalina, 7, also known as Kitty.

“After 18 years together, we have made the decision to separate” said Jackie, the 'Kyle and Jackie O' radio show star. “We do so amicably, sharing many incredible memories and remaining best friends.
Our focus for this next chapter is of course our wonderful daughter and continuing to provide her love and happiness, together.”
The Telegraph also reported that the pair have been separated for some time.

Jackie then addressed the story live on air this morning to KIIS listeners, on the show.


"It was in the Telegraph this morning, and something we haven't properly addressed yet on the show, but obviously Lee and I, we've decided to separate -- which you know already, Kyle," Jackie began.

"And it's not a decision we took lightly at all. Lee and I have been so lucky that our separation has been extremely amicable - I know everyone says that, but we actually have remained really good friends throughout this," she continued. "We talk every day on the phone, we all still hang out as a family, so we're lucky in that respect. But it's not something that happened overnight for us, it's been a long time - we've been separated for quite some time now. We're just lucky, I guess, that we were able to do it in private."

"How did you hide that thing?" Kyle asked, to which Jackie responded, "I don't know! It was a miracle, if I'm honest!" She added that they tried to keep it private for as long as possible, so they could deal with it as a family first.


"You know a separation is never easy, so I feel lucky that we were able to get through that period of time, dealing with it on our own," she went on. "Our priority's always been Kitty through this, and that's why it's so important for us to keep a good relationship, Lee and I, because we want her to be part of a loving family."


Jackie said she was "really proud" they had been able to separate amicably.

Kyle then revealed he had cried when Jackie broke the news to him: "Don't you start getting emotional again!" she teased, and he asked her when she knew it was over between them as a couple.

"When did you know? Was he walking away from the bed one morning and you thought, 'I'm not sticking with that for the rest of my life'?" Kyle joked.

"Absolutely not," Jackie laughed. "Nothing like that at all. I have so much respect for Lee and I always will, and we both respect each other and that's super important to us."
Jackie also added that she is not the only person to go through something like this, but understood the interest, given she's a public figure.
"You know it's okay. You know Lee and I, you know what's going on. I'm not the first person to go through this. I've always been really upfront about our marriage. We've been together for 18 years, and we've had a beautiful marriage and shared some lovely memories together. But I've always been honest - our marriage has had ups and downs. Everyone's marriage goes through that, no one's marriage is perfect. I think that's normal."
As for how their daughter Kitty, 7, has been handling it, Jackie once again adds how amicable the separation had been. "As a family, we're really, really good. As I said, we go out every week together for dinner, we spend weekends a lot of the time together… Everyone is different, and I'm lucky that we've remained friends throughout this."
Earlier this week, Jackie posted a photo of herself with Lee and Kitty, captioned simply: “Family”, with a heart emoji.






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Jackie and Lee married in 2003, after they met at a bar in Sydney, while the English photographer was on a backpacking trip through Australia.

They married three years later, and welcomed their daughter Kitty in 2010.

Jackie had previously been married to her radio co-host ‘Ugly Phil’ O’Neil, whom she wed in 1995 when she was just 19. Jackie revealed she met Phil when she called the radio station he was working at to win Guns 'n' Roses tickets.

Jackie went on to co-hosting the Hot30 Countdown with then-husband Phil O'Neil - before he abruptly quit in 1999.

After Phil left the radio show, Jackie's replacement was... Kyle Sandilands. And the rest truly is radio history, with the radio duo going to host a successful nighttime show, then drive time, then breakfast show with 2DayFM, before their shock departure and move to current radio home KIIS FM.
Henderson and co-host Kyle Sandilands also won the award for Best On Air Team at the Australian Commercial Radio Awards last weekend, but neither was present to accept it.
We wish Jackie and Lee all the best on this next chapter in their lives.

Tuesday, 16 October 2018

Cosmopolitan Australia Closes

Bauer Media has announced it will be closing Cosmopolitan Australia, in sad publishing news just in.
In a statement this morning, Bauer Media ANZ CEO Paul Dykzeul said: “Today, Bauer Media announced the closure of the Cosmopolitan brand in Australia, with the December issue being the last. It has not been an easy decision to make, however, the commercial viability of the magazine in Australia is no longer sustainable.

“Magazine closures are never easy, desirable or done without careful consideration for all of those involved. We have to ensure that we are continually reshaping and defining the business so that our readers of today, and those of tomorrow, remain engaged with the content we publish and the platforms upon which we deliver.
“We are incredibly proud of the brand and the people who have been involved and represented over the last 45 years. It has helped to launch the careers of media personalities, supported great brands and causes, and inspired millions of young women across the country.
“We would like to thank everyone who has contributed to the brand and its legacy over the years.”

This will mean that extension brands which have worked incredibly well over the years - Cosmopolitan Bride, which was a quarterly print edition (and recently missing from newsstands) and Cosmopolitan Pregnancy will be gone too.
RIP Aussie Cosmo! This is a sad day for publishing!

But I have a question for you: when was the last time YOU bought a hard copy, tactile magazine?






Monday, 15 October 2018

Meghan Markle Pregnant! Confirmed

Meghan Markle is pregnant! Confirmed by Kensington Palace just now:

 

Wednesday, 10 October 2018

'The Bachelorette': Meet The Men, 2018 for Ali Oetjen: VIDEOS

Ali Oetjen met all her suitors tonight and it was... an interesting mix!


As Australia's next 'Bachelorette', after vying for the heart of Tim Robards five years ago when HE was 'The Bachelor' (he ultimately chose Anna Heinrich, and they married earlier this year), and more recently her stint on 'Bachelor in Paradise' (where that ended badly - with her match Grant Kemp traveling with Ali from that Fiji set to the US, his home country and that shot to shit - Google it), it's now her third (TV) attempt to find love.

And so, here at the guys trying to win her heart, and her roses πŸŒΉ - or at least some cool gigs as models.



Missed the show? Here are some of the good / controversial bits, starting with the obligatory season round up... THAT LAST BIT, WHAT!?