Chris Badenoch Trying To Get Some Positive PR
MasterChef Australia bad boy is trying to improve his image and try and attract some good karma by holding a party for strays at the Courthouse Hotel in North Melbourne. He will be doing the cooking and some of the dishes on offer are salmon tartare, confit of pig cheek on crackling and bone marrow spring rolls. For more information go here.
Australian Idol Whipping Out The Publicity Machine
With some ordinary ratings from Sunday night show, there has been some publicity being pumped out today.
The first one was an article with Jay Dee Springbett with him saying “I’m not boring,” on news.com.au. He assures the viewer that once he feels comfortable we will see the real him.
The other article was with Ed Zaidan, and Aliqua Mao where they say having to pick songs two weeks in advance, because of the need to get clearance meant they were disadvantaged in the wildcard round as they could not act upon the advice the judges gave them about song choice in the semi’s. Full story here.
Also Behind Idol says Ricki-Lee Coulter has had her wrist slapped for taking some of the top 24 to Stonewall (a gay pub) in Sydney. Apparently they thought it would tarnish the image of the show.
Yes Reality TV Can Be Dangerous
A contestant has died on a Pakistani reality TV show performing a challenge. Saad Khan, 32, was swimming across a lake wearing a 7 kilogram backpack when he called out for help and then disappeared underwater, according to Fareshteh Aslam, information officer for Unilever Pakistan.
Horrified contestants and crew tried to save him but could not find him in the murky water of the lake in Bangkok, where the show was being filmed, said Ms Aslam. Divers later recovered the body.
The delicate relations between Pakistan and India won’t have been helped by the fact the director and crew were from Mumbai India.