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Posts from — August 2010

Farmer Wants A Wife – Is Farmer Nathan Not Really A Farmer

Farmer Nathan from Farmer Wants A Wife has been presented as being a drover on this huge property, is that true? Rumour is he is actually the farms mechanic. But maybe that doesn’t sound quite as sexy as being a drover.

Not that I have a problem with that, most of these farmers are living in their parent’s house.

SPOILER: The other rumour is he gets the girl, but is now living in Perth.

Also the other rumour doing the rounds is that Shaun, the farmer with the six pack, met a girl between applying to be on Farmer Wants A Wife, and the time the girls got on the farm.

August 27, 2010   20 Comments

Matt Newton In Sydney Psychiatric Hospital

Ok it is time to call a spade a spade. Matt Newton now former host of The X Factor is now in Sydney in a Psychiatric Hospital at Wentworthville Northside Clinic. Yes calling it rehab is a more gentle way of letting the world know he has some issues, but come on being in a psych hospital should not be seen as a negative thing. (Source: Daily Telegraph)

What is negative that somehow being allegedly majorly depressed, if that really is his diagnosis, is some excuse for hitting two girlfriends that we know of.

This is insulting to the 1000′s of people that suffer from depression in the day to day lives who do now harm to others.

I somehow suspect that there is more to his illness than depression.

What I find interesting is that a newspaper report, I think it was the Daily Telegraph, said that Rachael Taylor was found in his dressing room on set cowering in a corner. Now if this is the case, when did Channel 7 know their choice of host was going pear-shaped and what did they do about it?

Also as Annette Sharpe wrote yesterday in Sydney Confidential, they gave him housing a couple of hundred grand to someone just out of rehab. What did they think was going to happen?

As one of my commenters mentioned yesterday, was Matt actually set up by the Network, and the production company?

Anyway New Idea has a big article on it when it publishes tomorrow so maybe it will have more about the saga. The good news as they are linked to Network Seven, they should have the inside gossip, however don’t expect any criticism of the TV channel.

August 26, 2010   9 Comments

Come Dine With Me – Helen Decides To Be Scrag

The casting people of Come Dine With Me Australia need a bonus as this week’s five are a great mix. The eccentric, the young fogey, the scrag, the nice girl and the yob.  It created a nice mix of rapport and friction.

It was Joan Hangar’s the dream analyst turn to cook last night on Come Dine With Me Australia, who again shows why the women who wrote the 4 ingredients cookbooks are so popular. Her menu was Ham and Pea soup, salmon with creamed potatoes and beans, and GMTV Richard Arnold’s Ripple. I don’t think being actually able to cook is a pre-requisite on this show.

Ironically the one I thought looked the worse the dessert which were biscuits dipped in sherry covered in whipped cream were the biggest hit.

Anyway tonight Helen who was having a go at Joan for not being as classy as she thought she was going to be was prepared to find fault with everything. Even the Freedom Furniture, which I had always thought was one notch above Ikea.

Also Helen continue to be a scrag when the salmon course was served, complaining her fish was undercooked. Quite frankly I thought it looked perfectly cooked. But maybe she is the type to order her steak well done.

Joan tonight revealed that she had been Diana’s dream analyst which was met with mixed reactions, and Helen thought talking about it meant Joan really had low self-esteem, because really Helen must have thought what Joan really wanted to be doing was serving pastizzi’s to 8 year olds….

Actually I think Helen did herself a disservice as Taylor the young fogey thinks Joan is divine, and Paula just seems a like a genuinely nice girl (I bet she wins the week).  Ray again showed he was more comfortable with blokes when he and Taylor had a beer skulling competition, which really got me asking how old is he?

Anyway food looked like nice home cooking, as long as she used fresh oysters NOT canned oysters for the shots she served at the start of the evening.

At this stage of the week I think they start scoring on personality rather then the food.

Paula gave a 6, Ray a 5, Taylor a 8, Helen a 4 for a total of 23.

Tonight Paula’s turn and it looks like the tiredness of the week is starting to kick in.

I wonder if they ever get to an episode where a guest doesn’t bother showing up.

August 26, 2010   7 Comments

Danielle Staub from RHW New Jersey – Shows You How To Be Classy – Not

If you are feeling like you are lack class and good taste. Watch Danielle Staub from the Real Housewives of New Jersey and you will immediately feel better. Here she is with her girlfriend Lori Michaels. I hope for her sake her children did not see it, and that someone sends her a cheeseburger ASAP.

Danielle has been sacked from the show and will only be seen in Season 2. Also the reunion episode just aired in the US and there was fireworks between her and Theresa, who is currently in the bankruptcy courts.

August 25, 2010   3 Comments

Come Dine With Me Australia – Season 2 Blasts Off To An Entertaining Start

Series two of the Australia version of Come Dine With Me Australia has started on Lifestyle Channel this week, but seriously it could really be called Come Drink With Me, as they are all so sloshed by the end of the evening. But seriously if I was stuck with some of these people for five nights in a row I would be drinking heavily as well.

In episode one of the week I had high hopes for Helen with her slowcooked lamb with feta, but then I saw her massacring the lobster with sweet chilli sauce and her wild abandon with the salt and I knew there were going to be a few misses at her dinner party tonight.

I would like to know the rules of the show as her appetizers of Dolmades were made a week prior and the koupes her mother basically made them.

The big gripe about Helen was that she did not offer a drink until everyone had arrived. That is a big fail considering no one knew each other and they must have been pretty nervous.

Also the other  fatal flaw of bringing out the belly dancer whilst everyone was sober at the beginning of the evening. I think if she had unleashed her at the end of the evening dream analyst Joan Hangar would have really got into it.

But maybe we should be thankful that did not occur as young 18 year old Taylor may have found it far to exciting. I thought at some stage the sub-plot to the first two episodes was going to be some sort of Harold and Maude type scenario between him and Joan.

Ok back to the food, well it is meant to be a cooking show, Helen served prawns and smoked salmon with tomato, cucumber and tango mayo for entree, followed by the lobster which got mixed reviews.

Taylor does not like seafood, but thought the mayo was ok as it covered it. And then whinged he could not taste the lobster – which should have been a positive for him considering he hates seafood. But it wasn’t. Ray did not like the prawns and poor Paula was struggling for screen time.

Joan thought the lamb and feta dish was too rich, but the others thought it was nice.

Except for Taylor who was expecting a fine dining experience and bitched about the lamb and that the icecream served with dessert was not home made.

Ray who could only keep his inner yob contained for so long started cracking beer bottles with his teeth and skulling beer. I think he could provide some cracker scenes by the end of the week.

The scores? Joan gave her a 7, Ray a 6, Paula a 8, Taylor a 6 for a total of 27. A respectable start to the week.

In episode two it was Ray’s turn to cook which was trad english turn.

The entree was a scallop and black pudding tower, main roast lamb with cranberry and mint sauce marinade and dessert was De-constructed Nuneton Mess naughty boy style.

The other four contestants must have felt nauseated watching this episode, particularly super clean Helen as his hygiene practices were disgusting. He used the same towel to wipe his dripping sweat and then a bowl with it.  Not just once but multiple times.

And boy did he sweat between entree and main he had to go and change his shirt. Taylor had a point when he said if he sweats that much over scallops and black pudding what would he have been like being a top gun marine.

Ray was a bit clueless and thought Taylor was gay. Clearly he could not see him flirting with Joan. Joan looked like she was encouraging it with her body language and upper leg flashing. You go girl.

His whole night was a bit iffy, with over cooked lamb and burnt vegetables. Also his Eton mess was a bit more 4 ingredients rather than Masterchef.

The scores – Joan gave 5, Taylor gave a 7, Paula gave a 6, Helen gave a 5 for a total of 23. So the $2000 prize money won’t be going to him.

August 24, 2010   5 Comments