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Monday, 30 April 2018

'The Bachelorette' Australia 2018: Ali Oetjen

A fresh announcement from 'The Bachelorette' Australia... did you pick it?

Ali Oetjen is Australia's next Bachelorette!

The show just posted on social media: 

We're delighted to announce that Ali Oetjen will be Australia's next Bachelorette! ðŸŒ¹
After appearing on Bachelor In Paradise, unfortunately distance proved too big a hurdle for Ali & Grant. Eager to make it third time lucky in love, Ali is ready to call the shots.

Friday, 27 April 2018

Prince Louis Arthur Charles: Kate Middleton third baby name

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have named their baby!

The name of the baby is...

Louis Arthur Charles!

This is the third child for the royal couple.

He was born on Monday April 23 at 11.01am UK time, weighing 8lb 7oz.

He is fifth in line to the royal throne.

Wednesday, 25 April 2018

The Mews Mosman: REVIEW

The Mews Mosman has been a Mosman institution for eons, with an all day breakfast and lunch, and plating skills to impress - with delicious food to boot! Think Mod Oz (gosh, is that term still used?) with Asian influences.

Find it in a pretty little nook in a pedestrian precinct in Mosman just off the main drag, and sit yourself down in the cosy cafe. The laneway with chairs and tables outside looks very Parisian and pretty. We visited on a beautiful sunny autumn day, and the sun was streaming in from every angle. It was kinda perfect.

Get ready to be dazzled by the menu which is visually appealing and really delicious.

The owner is Daniel Kim, and he's been in hospo for over ten years.

The result is a menu with the usual (but not so run of the mill here) suspects like smashed avocado, with The Mews version served with goat’s cheese, heirloom tomato, poached eggs, chilli flakes and basil oil on soy-linseed sourdough.

Each dish has a little visual twist - I chose the 'Crabs In Black' ($20): it has my VERY fave item on a menu (soft shell crab), with salmon caviar, charred sweet corn (what a simple yet delicious taste sensation), finger lime, celery, fried egg, black aioli (YES!) and a charcoal brioche to boot!

If that wasn't enough, I HAD to have possibly my second fave menu item: the 'Grilled Haloumi Stack' ($17). This one had spiced eggplant, heirloom tomato, cucumber, tomato relish, coriander, crispy quinoa, grilled haloumi, green balsamic, poached egg, and sourdough toast.

I washed this down with the 'Samba' ($8): with Brazillian cupuacu, caja fruit, acerola cherry, banana, coconut water. Gosh it was so yummy, and so pretty in the sun. Important, people!

My dining partner had The Mews beef burger ($18): grass fed beef, onion rings, lettuce, tomato relish, cheese, bacon, roasted garlic aioli, served with chips.

The Mews uses coffee roasted by Grand Cru - they only supply 13 cafes in Sydney. The Grand Cru Blend is a combo of Brazilian, Ethiopian and Colombian beans.
Opening hours:
Monday to Friday: 6am - 3pm

Saturday and Sunday: 7am - 3pm

The food menu is HERE.

The drinks menu is HERE.

Verdict: find out when the least busy times are (tricky! It looks like it is ALWAYS busy) and take in the experience. The food is excellent, and our tip is to come hungry, and simply sit back and savour. Would recommend!

Here are the Josie's Juice Instagram posts from our visit:

Follow The Mews Mosman here: https://www.instagram.com/themewsmosman/

The address is: Shop 4/3-5 Myahgah Road, Mosman

Call on: 02 9969 8973

Monday, 23 April 2018

Kate Middleton: gives birth to baby boy, baby number three!

Kate Middleton has given birth to her third child, reports say.

She has had a baby boy.

It is baby number 3 for Kate and Prince William.

Says Kensington Palace:

Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge was safely delivered of a son at 1101hrs. The baby weighs 8lbs 7oz. The Duke of Cambridge was present for the birth. Her Royal Highness and her child are both doing well.

Here is that Tweet:

'My Kitchen Rules': Sonya + Hadil & Jess + Emma - what happened? INTERVIEW

The Jess and Emma and Sonya and Hadil show on 'My Kitchen Rules' has come to an end after a massive argument that got so nasty that Sonya and Hadil ended up being booted from the show.
But what actually happened?

Here is the announcement from the show itself:

The way that the incident appeared on the small screen look as if Sonya and Hadil started personally attacking Jess and Emma in what looked like an unprovoked situation.
But what went down?

On the Kyle & Jackie O Show today they went straight to get the story from the horse's mouth.
First the radio duo spoke with Jess and Emma who said there was more to the story.
“There definitely was something that happened behind the scenes, there was an incident”, said Jess and Emma. “It was an argument that happened off camera that kind of then continued onto camera when it shouldn’t have.”
According to the duo, the fight first began in Tasmania when Sonya and Hadil overheard some gossip that made them upset, which led to an argument between the couples. It was this argument that continued onto the screen.
There was an alleged physical altercation, with rumours spreading that there had been a physical incident, though Jess and Emma didn't shed full light on this.
“They did not hit us,” said Jess and Emma. “We were not physically touched.”
Something DID go down though, with one of the girls saying she ended up with a bruise on her arm after hitting it on the door during a scuffle.
“Just so I can make sense of what I think’s happened here, a quick recap”, said Jackie. “You got into an argument with Sonya and Hadil. Sonya and Hadil got into a physical altercation with another couple and during the scuffle, one of you got hurt from the door.”
“It’s something along those lines,” replied the girls.
Meanwhile, Sonya was listening to the radio interview live and to called through to give her side of the story.
“Hadil was walking past, I think it was Stella and Jazzey’s room, and she just overheard conversations being had and it wasn’t pleasant,” said Sonya. “I just don’t think the network handled the situation well…they knew that this was going to explode the next time we saw everyone on the table and that’s where all the anger came from.”
“There was nothing that happened off air that was physical,” added Sonya. “No one bashed anyone. We’re not violent women, and that’s the upsetting part for us.”
Then, plot twist: Jess and Emma came back on the line and were adamant something physical DID take place.
“You said there was something physical that happened but not to you,” said Jackie. To which Jess and Emma responded, “correct”.
Kyle and Jackie then once again asked Sonya who was involved in the physical confrontation. How did Sonya respond?
“I think Hadil’s the one to answer that,” replied Sonya. “I can tell you that I was not physical.”
Word is Sonya is to appear on 'A Current Affair' soon so we will see what she has to say!

Duchess of Cambridge goes into labour

In breaking news, the Duchess of Cambridge has gone into labour.

She has been admitted to Lindo Wing at St Mary's Hospital, and Kate and her husband Prince William do not know the third child's gender.

Kensington Palace announced the news in a statement at shortly after 8.20am, saying the Duchess travelled to the hospital by car early on Monday and was in the "early stages of labour".

Saturday, 21 April 2018

Avicii dead at age 28

In very sad news, Artist, DJ, and producer Tim Bergling, a.k.a. Avicii ed Friday afternoon in Oman, according to a statement from his rep. He was 28.

“It is with profound sorrow that we announce the loss of Tim Bergling, also known as Avicii,” the statement reads. “He was found dead in Muscat, Oman this Friday afternoon local time, April 20th. The family is devastated and we ask everyone to please respect their need for privacy in this difficult time. No further statements will be given.”

Avicii was one of the most popular and successful electronic dance-music artists of all time.

He achieved a No. 4 hit on the Billboard 200 in 2013 with “Wake Me Up” and he regularly appeared in the Top 5 of Forbes’ “Highest-Paid DJs” lists.

Avicii retired from live performing in 2016 at the peak of his success, citing health reasons. He had suffered from health problems for several years, including acute pancreatitis, in part due to excessive drinking. He had his gallbladder and appendix removed in 2014.

He posted the following statement on his website last year:


For me it’s creating music. That is what I live for, what I feel I was born to do.

Last year I quit performing live, and many of you thought that was it. But the end of live never meant the end of Avicii or my music. Instead, I went back to the place where it all made sense – the studio.

The next stage will be all about my love of making music to you guys. It is the beginning of something new.

Hope you’ll enjoy it as much as I do.”

Avicii was born in Stockholm on September 8, 1989. He began DJing as a teenager and released his first single in 2007. He released a large number of singles and remixes in the following years and quickly built a reputation as a live act.

His 2010 hit “Seek Bromance” charted in several European countries and he signed a publishing deal with EMI the same year.

His name? He explained his chosen DJ name as “the lowest level of Buddhist hell,” chosen because his real name was already being used by another Tim Bergling on MySpace.

Here is the news wrap on his death:

And here is his most famous hit song 'Wake Me Up' which at the time of publishing this post, had had 1.4 billion view on YouTube:

And 'Hey Brother':

And 'Levels':

And 'You Make Me':

Thursday, 19 April 2018

Jumanji 'Wild Ropes Challenge': at Taronga Zoo - WIN TICKETS + DVD

'Jumanji Welcome To The Jungle' is now on DVD and Josie's Juice thoroughly enjoyed it the fresh new cast with fresh new laughs.

The cast includes: Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart, Jack Black, Karen Gillan, Rhys Darby, and Nick Jonas.

Here is the trailer:

To celebrate the launch of the DVD, Josie's Juice has a copy of the DVD for readers to win, and we think it's worth adding to your collection.

Oh, and Taronga Zoo has created a cool 'Wild Ropes Challengeprecinct!

They have created a clever course to recreate forest scenes in the movie!

You can do just the 'Wild Ropes Challenge' or go the whole hog and get tickets to visit Taronga Zoo too!

Here is an idea of what you can enjoy at Taronga Zoo:

Do you think you’ve got what it take to survive the Jumanji jungle? Why not take the Jumanji Wild Ropes Challenge at Taronga Zoo Sydney these school holidays!

The Wild Ropes precinct is around the whole year 'round, but this limited edition one specific to Jumanji is only on from April 11 - 29.

Here is a snippet on what it looks like too!

To enter, simply follow these steps below to be in the running:

- Follow Josie's Juice on Facebook HERE and on Instagram HERE

- Follow Taronga Zoo on Facebook HERE and Instagram HERE

- Share this post on your social media platforms (Facebook + share the Instagram post too)

- Comment below on why you'd like to win these tickets OR send me an email at: josiegags@optusnet.com.au

Share your Wild Ropes adventure on Instagram or Twitter and tag #JumanjiAU and @viewinglounge.

For more info: https://taronga.org.au/taronga-zoo/wildropes

And: https://wildropes.taronga.org.au/bookings/

Tuesday, 17 April 2018

Khloe Kardashian names baby girl

Khloe Kardashian and her partner Tristan Thompson have chosen a name for their baby girl.

The child was born last week, and today the couple revealed the name:

True Thompson

Here is the round up of the events leading up to this happy time for the couple:

The duo have been embattled of late: he has been accused of dabbling with other women, none of which has been addressed by the couple directly.'

Here is the baby name announcement post:

John Stamos: First Child Born PHOTO

John Stamos has had his first child: at age 54.

He and actress Caitlin McHugh, 32, married in February after popping the question at Disneyland last October.

"From now on, the best part of me will always be my wife and my son," Stamos wrote. "Welcome Billy Stamos (named after my father) #NotJustanUncleAnymore #Overjoyed."

Here is the photo he posted. Congratulations John and Caitlin!

'Employable Me': ABC TV show TRAILER + FULL SHOW link

The 'Employable Me' series is as breathtaking as it is honest and is the best TV I have seen in a very long time.

Okay, so I have an ulterior motive to watch this show: my son is autistic and is age 10, and I always like to imagine what he'd be like as a young adult, working and facing the sometimes cruel world we live in, and a society that is not so accepting of those who are, in the words of preeminent autistic professor and legend Temple Grandin: "different, not less."

Here is the trailer:

The show started on ABC TV on April 3 and is on Tuesdays at 8.30pm - the last ep is tonight, and I highly recommend you seek it out on IView.

Here is the link for you: https://iview.abc.net.au/programs/employable-me-australia

It's a three-part documentary series adapted from an English format which profiles nine people with disabilities trying to find a job – it is exceptional filmmaking and so moving and heartwarming.

Each episode follows three people on their job hunting journey.

People profiled have: autism, Tourette Syndrome, and obsessive compulsive disorder, and Fragile X syndrome.

The show presents a case for us all to look beyond people's conditions to see them for who they are: often gifted, vulnerable, endearing, wonderful, and, in this case, self aware of their conditions and lot in life.


Friday, 13 April 2018

Usman Khawaja marries Rachel McLellan: PHOTOS + '60 Minutes' INTERVIEW VIDEO

Australian Test cricket batsman Usman Khawaja has remarried his sweetheart Rachel McLellan, one week ago, and here are the first pics.  

The couple were legally wed in a self-described 'Big White Wedding' - but in the eyes of Allah, they were already married.

Their Imam performed a traditional Muslim commitment ceremony called a 'Nikkah' last year, which allowed the couple to live together. See that pic below:

The couple appeared on '60 Minutes' Australia recently. Scroll below for that full interview. And see the beautiful pics from their big day below:

Rachel revealed on her Instagram that Khawaja had proposed in New York where the couple spent a week following Australia's victory in the ODI tri-series final.
"New York was even better than I expected, Uzzy asked me to marry him and of course I said yes! Can't wait to spend my life with this guy," McLellan wrote.
See the '60 Minutes' interview here:

Plus extra footage:

Cassie Sainsbury, Kyle and Jackie O INTERVIEW: VIDEO

Radio hosts Kyle and Jackie O spoke to Cassie Sainsbury - aka 'Cocaine Cassie' - and were joined by her mother Lisa Sainsbury, checking in on how Cassie is doing one year after being sentenced to a Colombian prison.

Here is the full interview:

A year ago, Cassie was caught attempting to smuggle 5.8kgs of cocaine out of Colombia in 18 pairs of headphones. After being charged and enduring a long legal battle, 22-year-old Cassie from Adelaide was sentenced to six years in a Colombian prison after accepting a plea deal. She was originally facing up to 21 years in prison.

Khloe Kardashian Has Baby Girl

Khloe Kardashian has given birth to her first child in Cleveland, Ohio, just days after a cheating scandal broke with boyfriend Tristan Thompson.

The reality TV star was surrounded by her famous sisters Kourtney and Kim Kardashian, and “momager”, Kris Jenner as she welcomed her daughter into the world.
Despite the cheating claims, Thompson was also present, TMZ has reported.
This is Kardashian’s first child and Thompson’s second.
The 27-year-old NBA star has a son, Prince Oliver, with ex-girlfriend Jordan Craig, who was pregnant when he started seeing Kardashian. Prince celebrated his first birthday in December.
And this from TMZ:
TMZ broke the story ... Tristan cheated on Khloe back in October when she was only 3 months pregnant. As we reported, he was caught on video making out and motorboating 2 women at a hookah lounge outside of Washington, D.C. And just 5 days ago, he was seen taking a woman back to his NYC hotel.
This is Khloe's last post:

A post shared by Khloé (@khloekardashian) on
Sister Kourtney Kardashian took to social media to pay tribute to her new niece.

A post shared by Kourtney Kardashian (@kourtneykardash) on

Amidst the cheating scandal was actress Gabrielle Union - inadvertently. Here is what she replied with: