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My Kitchen Rules – Adam Hits Back At His Ex Saying He Applied For An AVO

Adam, the My Kitchen Rules contestant who is behind in his child support payments, applied to take an AVO out against his ex-wife last year.

The Daily Telegraph somehow got this information (would it be via SEVEN?) about his claims that his ex-wife harassed him last year in her pursuit to get some child support out of him.

The magistrate threw out his AVO request and it would appear he would prefer to quit his job then pay, though his ex-wife Cindy does seem to be very determined.

The article states:

Court documents from the application made in July last year allege the 46-year-old former tennis professional quit his job after his partner of 22 years hired a private investigator to follow him to his workplace.

Mr Anderson told police in a statement presented to Sydney’s Downing Centre Local Court he had been bombarded by up to 14 missed calls in one hour on June 21, 2014, all from his ex, who went public with her grievances against him on Nine’s A Current Affair last week.

Seeking a payment of $1000, the former Mrs Anderson demanded the money be transferred into her bank account and when her ex-husband said he didn’t have it, she allegedly replied: “I don’t care how you get it, just get it.”

The court files reveal Mr Anderson continued to dodge her calls, until the 43-year-old mother of five allegedly used her eldest daughter’s mobile to make contact, texting: “Pick up your phone you asshole.”

In the AVO application, it was stated Mr Anderson “turned his phone off due to the harassment felt by these phone calls and messages”.

In one text, she allegedly wrote: “Organise my money. I want further payment today. Don’t care how you get it. Just find it … unlike before I have just let you recover from your financial disasters and I have no intention to continue on this path … enough.”

In more sinister messages, she stated: “I know exactly your whereabouts with work, exactly the hours you are keeping. Pay me my money today and future payments are due every Friday as stipulated by the law courts. I am providing CSA (child support agency) with full details and logs of your work for the past 4 weeks that have been provided to me by the private investigator. U can expect further contact from me on a daily basis … I have no intention to stop hassling you on a daily basis until I get what I am legally entitled to.”

She then blasts: “Grow up and start sorting your mess … I am sick of owning it.”

After she went to his workplace, he resigned, telling police it was “due to the intimidation of (his ex-wife)”.

It is all bit undignified but if she had the evidence that he was working she should have just gone to child support, however that agency can be a bit of a toothless tiger.

But Cindy is not the only person Adam owes money too, as he declared himself bankrupt leaving a few creditors out of pocket.  The full story is on SMH and they query whether the show had any idea about Adam’s financial troubles.

 

 

 

 

March 1, 2015   4 Comments

Guest Post: I’m A Celebrity – Were You Surprised Who Was Eliminated?

Gidgit is taking a week off the I’m A Celeb Recaps and Steph has kindly filling in for her. Thank you. You can follow Steph here on Twitter. Since this is her first recap be gentle with her. Over to Steph:

Every time I watch the intro I am expecting either Dr Chesty Bond or Lady J to run into one of the pylons. I hold my breath every night.

I don’t think when they decided to do an Aussie version of this show that everyone would cope so well. In last UK series someone left within the 1st 2 days. I don’t think anyone will shout “I’M A CELEBRITY, GET ME OUTTA HERE”

Down to camp & Merv emerges from under his bed tarp like he has just been delivered via a c section. If you think that sounds disturbing, try being in my head!

It’s revealed that there has been a mole in camp for the last few days & the camp mates are trying to guess who it is.  Andrew plays interrogator & then Julie gave it away by saying “have you asked Maureen?”

They win 10 portions of each thing they drank & ate.

They lose their shit over coffee & Chrissie being the realist she is says straight away – “we need more than that”

Oh no! Someone has poked the Barry Bear again. HOW DARE ANYONE SPEAK WHEN HE IS TALKING!

Now I am hoping his bed breaks in the middle of the night because I am mean & it would bring me joy.

Barry & Freddie are off to do their tucker trial & hold the phone, Barry is a genius. This is how he described the trial title to Freddie: Well, flight means high & fright means something scary. Well done Bazza.

GET TO THE CHOPPER!

Luckily they have their guns with them (arms) *fans self*

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Baz & Fred have to collect stars from a net that is attached to the bottom of the helicopter. Fred has to get them from inside the net & secures 5 before jumping /falling in to be croc food.

Barry has to get his stars on the outside of the net.  Chris says “Hang in there, Baz”  Ummm He doesn’t have much choice Doctor Chesty Bond unless he wants to get eaten by crocodiles. Barry gets 5 stars also & I don’t believe my eyes! We finally see Barry smile

Chrissie & Joel are acknowledging they don’t do much in camp as far as chores go. Time to step up you two! Chrissie has 3 small children at home so I understand the relaxation mode but the holiday is over now guys.

Oh Tyson is still there? Well I’ll be buggered.

Freddie starts talking about his old drinking habits & states the he suffers depression. Bless you Freddie. Depression sucks. I know. Funny doesn’t always equate to happy.

Maureen has made up a new song called “I love you coffee” & she is singing it while she is in the toilet. Guess the coffee worked.

Chrissie & Joel are talking strategy again & assuming they will be there until the end. They probably will be but seems a bit conceited to say it. Then Maureen comes down & stands there with open arms but Joel & Chrissie completely ignore her & walk straight past? That was a bit mean, I thought they loved Maureen?

OMG LION CUBS!! I am so jealous…oh hang on, the one that Julia has I’m not that jealous of. Although when it hisses straight at the camera I did crack up. I love cat sass.

It’s time to pick teams for a group challenge. How exciting. The blue team & the khaki team. Joel & Maureen are in for a shock with how serious the big boys are going to take this.

We cross back to Julia & Chesty Bond & action figure Barry is getting mauled by a lion cub. I bet a few AFL supporters just let out a cheer.

Back to the group challenge & it is literally watching time go by. They have to keep an hourglass going for as long as they can & can’t knock it off the table or let the sand run out. (budget cuts)

Wow, this is actually pretty funny. Tyson tries to take on Barry. Fail. Merv is living up to the fruit fly nickname but in doing so forgets his own hourglass.

The blue team give the win to the khaki team & they decide that Maureen should be the winner. Why does everything HAVE to go to Maureen? Is it because she is the eldest? Or is it because she is classed as the biggest celeb?

They win what look like yoga matts for their beds, pillows & sheets & maybe now Barry will stop complaining about his bed?  Maureen gets the big prize including bedding & a bedside table.

Am I the only one who thinks Maureen talks like she operates a phone sex line all the time?

Maureen is glad that she is sitting on something hard saying “it’s soooo hard” Go Mo you nympho!

It’s elimination time. I think it will be Barry or Tyson.

Not Barry, not Tyson, hmmm Anna?

Holy shit! Andrew Daddo has been eliminated. I am shocked. The camp will miss him greatly. He was their leader & “spiritual guide”.

I liked Andrew in there; he seemed to take most of it in his stride. He did well & he was a rock of support for a lot of them & he has great legs.

Over to the interview & he says he is disappointed for his charity. Just give them half of the wage you got paid to be on the show Andrew. Plus (& I didn’t know this) but if you vote via text or phone the money after charges goes to that celebs charity.

Andrew has to pick two celebs for tomorrows tucker trial. He picks Tyson & Anna for “Beat the Bush” I assume Tyson is going to beat Anna’s bush?

When Andrew said Tyson’s name, Julia said “Who’s Tyson?” I know what you mean. I forget he is there too.

After the show finishes I watch the hour of live streaming on Ten Play called The Fall Out Zone.  It gives good insight as it’s not edited. Check it out if you want. (Not a paid endorsement. I wish).

Alright well catch you tomorrow night when Grant Denyer enters the jungle to inject (pun not intended) some fun into camp.

March 1, 2015   25 Comments

Guest Recap: Survivor Worlds Apart – Or What Happens When White Collar Workers Have No Minions

Who knew that a man wearing the same shirt for 30 series could still be so hot? Jeff Probst is back for another season of Survivor and this time it is called Worlds Apart. I now hand over to Rosie to explain the concept and what went down in the first episodes:
Well hi there fellow Survivor fans. Let us all pray to the Flying Spaghetti Monster that this season outshines last season’s lump of shite by a decent measure. Now that’s not asking too much, surely?
On with the show. The newbies enter on big trucks, and Jeffy tells us the 18 players have been divided into 3 tribes: the White Collars, whose actual tribe colour is yellow, the Blue Collars – and their buffs are actually blue, and the No Collars, whose buffs are red.
Of course we true fans remember from the finale of last season that they were to be divided by occupation, or lack thereof, so so far there is nothing that surprises us. Well, me.
Jeffy baby starts straight away with the clichés, telling us that the White Collars (WCs from now on in my recaps) are used to being in charge. A woman called So tells us she’s demanding and makes her underlings cry. Yep, she’s a right charmer.
Jeff then tells us the Blue Collars (BCs) are used to working with their hands or some such twaddle. And I bet none of them ever gets to be in charge, do they. Because tradies need WCs to tells them what to do, right? For fuck’s sake, Jeff, this is just pathetic. Get a new script writer. Please?
Then we meet the No Collars – yep, NCs from now on. These people are supposedly free spirits, who are more likely to break the rules than make or follow them. One of them, Hali, is a law student, so, ah, yeah, she’s gonna be all about breaking the rules. Producers, I think you fucked up here, and she belongs with the WCs. Just saying. Yes, I heard her say she’s in it for the poor, but c’mon, by the time she has her degree her view on life may well do a 180. But riddle me this, idiot producers (I’m really trying to get this all off my chest in the first episode. And yes, Master Jeffy, I am very well aware that you have been one of these idiot producers for the last few years), if a law student gets to be an NC, just how in any god’s name does Tyler, an ex-talent agent assistant, get to be a WC? Note that’s ex and assistant. I’m in no way mocking his former choice of a job, I just don’t see how that somehow makes him superior to a law student. Ugh. Let alone be “in  charge” (Jeff’s words – not mine) of anything or anyone. I guess what I’m saying, producers, and yes, I know the chances of your reading this are less than infinitesimal, is why not just have a season where you just split the players up into teams the old fashioned way? The way you did back when we used to enjoy watching.
So, Jeff tells each tribe they need to pick one person to represent them. Max, from WC absolutely doesn’t want to step up, since he has watched Survivor before, and knows it’s usually a mistake to volunteer for leadership so early in the game. Joaquin has no such qualms and volunteers himself. Dan the postal worker is chosen from the BCs and the NCs choose Will because he promises he’ll make them sandwiches. Sandwiches. In the middle of the bush. From… the ocean? That even rocks Jeff. I imagine the entire world drawing circles around their ears with their index fingers. Then Jeff tells Joaquin, Dan and Will to choose a second person to help them to make a decision. So volunteers for the WCs, Mike for the BCs and Jenn for the NCs.
Jeff gives each team a map to their camp and tells them that each pair of leaders must then go off to make said decision.
Nina from NC tells the others she has cochlear implants and they don’t seem too concerned. Remembering the rudeness with which her tribe treated the deaf girl in the Amazon, that’s refreshing. Shortly afterwards Will and Jenn head off to find out about the big decision. Amazingly, it’s a choice between a verb and an adjective. Or to put it another way, they must choose between deceive and honest. Really, producers? You couldn’t manage deception and honesty? No wonder kids of today have such difficulty with grammar. Sigh. If they choose honest, they get a big bag of beans, but if they go for deceive, they get a small bag o’ beans plus a clue to a hidden immunity idol (HII). They choose to be honest.

The BCs also go for honest, only to have Sierra not believe them when they get back. Well, the bag of beans isn’t that big, so I guess I can’t really blame her.

For the WCs, So, being a touch sneaky, reckons it might be a good idea to tell the others that there were three options: honest, deceive and neutral. Joaquin enthusiastically agrees, and they are in an alliance from now on. He thinks she is a cutie. When they get back to camp, they tell the rest they went for the non-existent neutral option, despite the fact they really went for deceive.

The next morning the BCs found some smallish crabs and they made fire, which is a hell of an achievement. One of them (don’t know his name) eats a scorpion, then has to spew it up soon after. Idiot. I think he might be Mike.

On NC, they are having problems building a shelter. Vince who is trying to impress Jenn, is attempting to boss people around, leaving Joe, who has worked in the building game, a bit worried. Then Joe starts a fire! Vince is very, very jealous, especially when Joe wins a hug from Jenn. Vince says he is not romantically interested in her – yeah right – but she explains very sweetly she just wants to be his friend and ally. He then gives her a hug that lasts for about 3 weeks. She is a bit less than impressed. Did I mention that Vince appears to be growing white feathers as well as hair from his head? Wanker.
Meanwhile on the WC, Carolyn is watching So, who is clearly searching for the HII, et voila! Carolyn finds it! Goodonya, love! No one on WC can manage to build a fire.
Reward and Immunity Challenge. The reward is a fire starting kit, which of course only the WCs really need since the other tribe have been able to start fire all by their ownsomes. Even those good for nothing, rule breaking layabouts. The challenge consists of all sorts of obstacles, ladders…bla, bla…yawn…puzzle.
WC is way ahead. They can’t lose! And the WCs are so much brighter – I mean, there’s no competition here! Except the NCs win. And the BCs come second. Hahahaha! So the smarty smarties get to go to TC tonight.
They go back to camp and agree it will be a girl, because they are weaker. Huh? So thinks it should be either Shirin or Carolyn, preferably Carolyn. Carolyn is worried about So. She knows she is lying. She admits to Tyler that she has the idol, and will take it to Tribal Council tonight.
TC.  Bit of a catfight between So and Carolyn. So claims that she is in an alliance of 4 (I can’t remember all the names}, but Tyler is supposed to be one of them, and he seemed pretty tight with Carolyn, as does Max. Hmm. We only see 2 of their votes, and it’s no surprise that Carolyn and So vote for each other.
Carolyn chooses not to play her idol, as So smirks. I guess she thinks none of them has it. She might get a little shock when she watches the show. And here are the votes: Carolyn, So, Carolyn, So, So, So.
So tells us that this is her worst nightmare being first to leave, yet feels the team made a mistake. It hurts her a lot and she’s just trying to absorb it. Word of advice, love: either learn to be a better liar, or just stick to the truth.

Stay tuned for more fascinating drama next week. I hope…

February 27, 2015   25 Comments

My Kitchen Rules Recap – Steve and Will Deliver In Cooking and Quips

Will and Steve the english guys with the playful banter went for an all British menu, which was quite brave considering judge Colin Fassnidge is renowned for that style of cooking.

Entree was Scotch Eggs with herb mayonnaise, main Fish and thrice cooked chips with peas and liquor and dessert was Mrs Stewart’s Chocolate and Hazelnut Roulade

For some strange reason they decided to fillet their own fish and not do what the Vic boys did with the quail and get the professionals to fillet it. But they had been gobby about people not filleting their fish at a previous instant restaurant.

However that was not their first problem as Steve was having issues with the eggs, he kept on overcooking them. Third time he finally got it right. Though even good scotch eggs are overrated in my opinion. They were plated up Jamie Oliver style on a wooden board. The mayo was there just to keep the egg from moving off the plate and there needed to be more.  Colin said the egg was spot on and he said the middle was melting as were all the female viewers at home when Steve smiled.

Drasko thought the egg lack flavour, but he was the only one complaining.

They had not filleted the fish prior to serving the entree. It was going to be  a long wait until main. He sliced the fish well but was having a nightmare pin boning it. And he kept on saying that he did not want a guest getting a bone in their fish which set up the expectation there was going to be one, but surprisingly there wasn’t.

Emma was trying to give Steve the sexy side-eye as he put the plate in front of her. I don’t normally believe romance rumours from the publicity machine but maybe this rumour has legs. Colin thought the fish was moist, he wanted more chips. He thought the peas and liquor were so-so. Drasko loved it but his now wife did not.

The dessert was a bit of drama about the ganache as Will stuffed up by washing a whisk and not drying it before sticking it into the chocolate  and it was like concrete. Steve tried to rectify it but it ended up looking like black tar. At least they did not freak out and just did not put it on the plate, this on top of not rolling the sponge as it was too dry.

Will was bullshitting about about what the latin term of roulade actually means as he presented the plates but no one was buying it.

Scores were

Rob and Dave – 6

Nikki and Katie – 7

Drasko and Bianca – 7

Lynn and Tony – 5

Jane and Emma – 7

For a total score of 32/ 50.

Colin scored the entree a nine, main an eight and dessert a five. Colin’s score is doubled so their total score was 76 and made them the top of the leader board knocking out Rob and Dave.

This year the all male teams are looking like the favourites and Katie and Nikki are cooking next and then one team will be going home.

 

 

 

February 27, 2015   93 Comments

Guest Post: I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here – Julia Morris and Chris Brown Are On Fire (Metaphorically Speaking)

Guest Poster @gidgitvonlarue gives her thoughts on the latest ep:

Let me say I’m on team Dr Chris and Julia Morris side. I think they are really nailing it. They have grown into their banter back and forth and feed off each other comedy wise very well! I’ve always loved Julia’s humour (aside from those pesky Logies) and the fact she’s stopped doing “dot com” and “hashtag” jokes – well bless you Julia.

More shots of the upper Blue Mountains and everyone is wondering if Freddie and Barry will ever make up over ‘bed gate’.  The camp mates are all talking about it, and like me, yes it was a clear threat. Chrissie is trying to smooth over with Barry and he’s a bit thick so he falls for it.  And it’s OCD Barry. I respect ‘military structure’ as my father was in WW2 and like that – but you are not in WW2 Barry – you are on a reality show in South Africa. Calm the farm.

Julia just did ‘forward slash’ so minus one point honey. Sorry. Next tucker trial is Flight or Fright involving a helicopter and Captain Risky? Tonight’s tucker trial is Joel and Julie Masterchef and she’s acting all ‘I’m good’ but I’m predicting that will change in a heart beat…although I think she’s a trooper!

Tucker trial time and Julie Masterchef and Joel are up. It’s a movie quiz and I would nail the living shit out of this! You think I love reality shows – doesn’t even come close to movies.  First is Reese Slitherspoon – Cruel Intentions. And Meryl was NOT in that film Joel. Next – June Black. Oh, June Carter – but pretty sure she married Johnny Black. Gah let me play this! Maybe she just dicked around with him??  Ok I’m not that good. I’m seriously writing this as I watch so all my answers are honest and not googled or revealed. Ants Hathaway – haha! I did NOT know Love and Other Drugs. Les Mis – spot on.  Didn’t know the William Shakespeare one either – probably because I’m not a fan. Yeah I’ll say it. Call me uncouth – can’t stand his work. Julie now has 3 stars so doing ok and Joel has to answer.

Next are Matt Damon questions. I knew all the answers but I’m not sitting in South Africa above a pit of green slush so there is that.  Now is Ryan Gutsling (haha) and this is kinda fun. Poor Julie has to do the hard yards really and Joel just sits on a plank being dunked. Imagine Barry having to answer this – he would not know one thing about Hollywood. I think Daddo would be nailing it, also maybe Chrissie?? Julie has to take on offal and guts and Merv’s farts – ok not Merv’s farts. That would be TOO cruel.

Don’t fret Julie – that offal is still better than most of the stuff cooked on MKR! Boom! Oh you think I’m going to stop bagging the cooking on that show – I’m not. Next is Nic’croc Kidman. Keith Urban, big fake nose (Virginnia Wolf) and Julie has to go into baby Nile crocodile arena and they are babies. Stop freaking out. Oh shit – they aren’t that small. GET OUT! LEAVE THE STARS. GET OUT! Julie is a god damn trooper and I love her even more now. She’s a middle aged, not fit mum of kids and she rocks.  And why are some of these challenges timed and some are not? Merv had all the god damn time on earth to do his challenge! Stop moving the goal posts! Julie says the guts were the worst but I’d find that the easiest to do. Nothing to bite or sting me so all good! Just stinky fingers (what’s new?)

Dr Chris and Julia do a really very funny ‘text’ replacing everyone’s name with Freddie and Barry and it’s really out of the bag compared to the British one so well done Australia! This show has a wonderful feel of crazy none controlled restriction which I love! They are being honest about their control of the audience rather than OTHER ‘reality shows’. I seriously loved that bit so much.  Gold.

Now is Marcia Brady’s third secret mission is cheesy garlic bread and must get a fourth camp mate. As Steph Walker tweeted – she better pick Julie as she would smell that garlic bread a mile off! So true.  Julie is asleep but it then ‘in’ and they have to try and eat VERY strong smelling garlic bread in camp. These are starving people. If I was there I’d be trying to eat Barry’s bed! It is all quite funny and Daddo looks like he’s onto them as does Merv. If you ARE a camp mate and think something is up, like in Celeb Big Brother, don’t say anything. Chances are it’s a reward so keep your mouth shut. Know the game folks – know the game.

I do love how Daddo is always ‘crafting’ – man after my own heart. Daddo is calling out Merv and more respect dude. Merv IS  an absolute shit–stirrer on every level. I’ve met them, I’m sure you have to! They CAN go ‘beyond and over the line’ but mostly they just like riling someone up to see their reaction.  Best way to react to those types is DON’T react. Treat it like a joke, laugh, and give them some shit back. I’d be killer on Farmer wants a Wife only I don’t want to live out of best internet range, cable TV and I do not get up at 6am. But worst would be rural boys knowing nothing about things I love like films, TV, society and drugs….I mean wine….yes wine.

There is quite an interesting convocation at camp about Maypole dancing and ‘girlie’ activities which is really quite interesting and I wish they showed more of this. Surprise – Dr Chris loves Maypole dancing. Who would have thought it?  The camp mates have been there for 27 days and Marcia Brady is freaking out. Oh look it’s Tyson….zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.  They are all complaining about their beds and to be fair – they have heaps of wasted time – build something. Fix it with bark and leaves. Do something!

Dr Chris and Julia’s walking presentation is now taking the piss and I appreciate that. It is silly and they know it.  Back at camp Jungle Jenga is up. They get butter, (always pull the middle blocks – the outside blocks will hold it up) Anna gets pepper, boring naked traveller gets  tomato sauce – next Freddie is up for ginger and gets it, Barry is trying for ….ginger? I’m lost. Chrissie gets something…I need to rewind.  Typical cook – Julie goes for salt. I would too! Food ain’t good tasting food without salt.  The whole tower comes a crashing and Julie does not have the salt. Oh I’m a Celebrity – you know what you are doing cheeky monkeys! Time for dinner and Julie wants nothing to do with it and it’s Impala, apples etc etc. Julie gets turned off by the smell of the impala and that tucker challenge really fucked Julie up – gone are the days of her being a cook! Get ready for being vegan Julie’s kids!

If you have never watched the British show – the key to this is starving these people and tormenting them with minimal stuff. It’s all controlled and trying to make the ‘celeb’s’ turn on each other and go nuts. Joel has spilt half of the food like a twat & now everyone is like hungry lions. It’s working a treat show! Why would one do this show?? Shit bed, no internet and minimal crap food. Actually I think I lived like that at one time, so never mind.

Tweets for treats time and are these real tweets from the public?  Guess so. Might have to get on that? Can you show this program Friday and Saturday? Go on. Don’t compete – just beat. We are not all out over the weekend you know?

Up next for the tucker trial is….what? Barry and Freddie! What a shock! I’ll be away next week so hopefully it’s over to Steph Walker to do the reviews for the week! I’ll be back next Sunday so behave – and if you can’t…don’t. And be kind kiddies – we all have our different styles of write ups. Party on Garth.

February 27, 2015   46 Comments