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Australian Idol’s Casey Barnes To Be The Support Act For Rob Thomas?

Casey Barnes never quite got a following on this season’s Australian Idol. He was given a wildcard entry, and then was in the bottom three for both episodes he was on. However in this Who Magazine interview he states he may have the opportunity to be the support act for Rob Thomas when he tours.

The First MasterChef Celebrity Episode Will Showcase, Kirk Pengilly, Indira Naidoo, and Josh Thomas

Josh Thomas who is on the show to appeal to the Gen Y’s, apparently is a very keen cook. In this Who Mag interview he reveals he owns a ice cream maker and a chocolate fountain.

Australian Idol Romance? Are Kim Cooper and Tim Johnston On Together?

TV Week had a little article querying whether there was a romance between Kim Cooper and Tim Johnston. Apparently they were spotted being touchy feely at a recent photo-shoot.  Ashleigh Toole (who was the first singer eliminated) said the only thing the attractive pair share is a passion to perform.

Apparently Kim has an on-off boyfriend of three years. “We’re currently in a bit of an ‘off stage – we’re seeing how things go with Idol  first,” Kims say of her partner who she did not name.

Scott Newnham Anger Battle

Australian Idol’s amateur contestant brickie Scott Newnham apparently went off the rails when his parents divorced.

He told TV Week “I was only six and it stuffed my concentration at school”

“I was gettting really angry and was always trying to fight people for no reason. I had a really short temper. I pushed everyone away and I was too much of a little ratbag for people to want to be my friend.”

However once he changed schools his behaviour improved. “In year seven I went to a good Christian secondary school and pulled my head in,” he says. “I mean, I was still a ratbag student, but I wasn’t anywhere near as bad as I was back in primary school.”

Sorry guys or should I say girls I do not see Scott’s talent or sex appeal.
Dicko Now Signed Onto Jenny Craig Weight Loss Program

Woman’s Day has an article about Australian Idol judge fight of the flab. He thought it would drop off once he stopped drinking alcohol. He is now signed up to Jenny Craig. Here is a link to an exerpt of the article. I would counsel anyone not to look at the pictures in the supermarket aisle, as there is about two or three topless shots, and it ain’t pretty.


1 Culinary Boner { 09.25.09 at 2:25 pm }

Noooo!.. Not that try-hard hasbeen Kirk Pengilly and his woeful attempts at trying to look cool by imitating cult film director John Waters’ pencil moustache. Who the fuck is Josh Thomas?

2 lydal { 09.25.09 at 2:30 pm }

I saw one of dicko’s photos in a website and it’s unbelievable what a good stylist of a tv show can “change” a host body shape 😉

3 Reality Raver { 09.25.09 at 2:52 pm }

Showing your age culinary boner, showing your age.

Lydal – Agree re: stylist, I wonder how many women delisted from the Facebook Group – Dicko is hot

4 Laura { 09.25.09 at 4:04 pm }

I love Josh Thomas! Culinary Boner – he is a comedian with a spot on ten’s Talking About Your Generation.
Woah Scott “went off the rails” when he was SIX. He’s really desperate for a sob story.

5 Culinary Boner { 09.25.09 at 4:13 pm }

Raver, you still didn’t answer my question.

As the misnamed ‘Celebrity’ Masterchef is scrapping the bottom of the celeb barrel to ‘showcase’ (your words, not mine) barely remembered mediocrities like Pengilly and Naidoo, I am presuming that Mr Thomas is of such non-importance that I can instead use my memory neurones for gen Y celebs who will actually amont to something – presuming such creatures exist.

6 sourkraut { 09.26.09 at 12:40 pm }

I wouldn’t have thought you were ageist! JUST JOKING! (I’m over 120 myself, or duz it just feel that way with 3 gen-yers as kids?)
Anybody know when the Indeedy Ido episode will be on. I need some good new Indian/Sri Lankan recipes to try, (but not the excrutiatingly difficult ones)

7 Reality Raver { 09.26.09 at 10:03 pm }

Sourkraut – Indira will be on this Wednesday.

8 sourkraut { 09.27.09 at 12:28 am }

I’ll be there for that ep but probably no others.
Ta for the info