Category — Australia’s Got Talent
Mel B has now been prevented from working on Australia’s Got Talent by the court with the injunction sort by SEVEN kept in place.
Many times during the judgement paper here, the judge found Mel B’s husband Stephen Belafonte’s evidence not to be as solid or truthful as Seven executive Brad Lyon’s.
Also it was interesting that there appeared to be issues between Daniel Macpherson and Mel B on Dancing With the Stars and that appeared to be why she was not keen to work on DWTS this year.
In what would appear to be unethical move Stephen Belafonte asked SEVEN to sponsor their nanny because she had overstayed her visa, however he wanted her on the application as a business manager. Clearly he has not heard on migration fraud.
Was it about money or was it about not being able to get the father’s of her kids to permit them to come to Australia for that length of time? Who knows but it appears SEVEN Network were did the right thing by them and it was thrown back in their face. It was the right decision by the court.
Geri Halliwell’s name continues to be bandied around as a replacement.
April 20, 2013 7 Comments
Julia Morris continues to show that winning Celebrity Apprentice Australia has reinvigorated her career as it has now been announced that she will be the host on NINE’s version of Australia’s Got Talent.
The Sunday Telegraph writes the House Husband star will be keeping the show ticking over both on stage and off stage. It is a great choice as Julia schtick is motherly warmth with a bit of bite.
She also gets the gong for best Logie speech last week as well. One thing she won’t have to worry about is people not understanding her like new judge Heidi Klum on America’s Got Talent, her German accent is apparently a problem.
Auditions for Australia’s Got Talent continue in Sydney today.
April 14, 2013 15 Comments
The Mel B saga continues in the courts, btu the question NINE must be asking themselves is whether the inner working of the Belafonte/Mel B money making machine will turn fans off her.
Again the court was told yesterday that Eddie Murphy refused to sign the visa for his child to come with the family, so hopefully that will be backed up by him at some stage or will they just take Stephen Belafonte on face value.
News.com.au also revealed that Melissa Doyle from Sunrise was being considered as a replacement for Mel B on Dancing With The Stars. However her schedule made it difficult. What about Kerrie Anne Kennerley she would make a great replacement.
The court case commences again on Monday if NINE lose their judging panel will consist of Kyle Sandilands, Dawn French and Timomatic. Hopefully they have a plan B.
April 6, 2013 12 Comments
Still no outcome from the Mel B courtcase so her Australian fans whoever they maybe still don’t know if they will see on Australia’s Got Talent this year.
In yesterday’s court case her husband/manager Stephan Belafonte said she was having custody issues with Eddie Murphy the father of one of her children and that he was refusing to sign a visa form to allow her to come.
It is unclear whether he would sign a visa form for later in the year or if Mel B would just fly in and fly out for the show.
Channel Seven are insisting the agreement was the contract could be broken if they did not sign with another Australian Network.
Source: Daily Telegraph
April 4, 2013 No Comments
There is still no resolution to the Mel B contract fight between NINE and SEVEN. Network Seven where she worked on The X Factor has received an injunction from the Supreme Court saying she cannot work for another station before January 2014. They were back in court again.
Previously SEVEN had argued the reason they released Mel B from her contract this year was because she told them Eddie Murphy, the father of her second child, wanted to spend more times with the kid and it was too hard with them living in Australia. This is kind of ironic as he in the past he had denied he was even the father of the baby. So it appears SEVEN were a tad surprised when it was announced she was going to be a judge on NINE’s Australia’s Got Talent.
The SMH is reporting today in court was more about lawyers arguing on all sides about keeping her salary a secret, on the basis that it is a “trade secret” and if revealed it may be detrimental for her negotiating contracts in the future.
The court case was adjourned until April 3 until her husband and manager Stephen Belafonte fronts the court.
If SEVEN get their way, it will mean Australia’s Got Talent loses its fourth judge, leaving a panel consisting of Kyle Sandilands, Timomatic and Dawn French with not that much time to find a replacement.
March 25, 2013 5 Comments