Category — Dancing with the stars
There are rumours Dancing With The Stars will be dropped by SEVEN with Network NINE considering buying the rights to the show.
The Daily Telegraph reports money and finding time in the packed schedule as being an issue.
A limited list of potential contestants and the high production values on new show Celebrity Splash are said to be the reasons behind the decision by Seven.
“Dancing hasn’t got the green-light yet,” an insider said. “Celebrity Splash is super expensive. It was expensive for Seven to buy to begin with, and the production costs are huge as well, especially the insurance for the talent.
“There’s no real place for Dancing this year. There’s a lot of reality TV in the works with Splash, My Kitchen Rules and The X Factor later in the year. It wouldn’t really be missed.”Speculation has started that Nine, who originally wanted the rights to the show when it was introduced in 2004, are considering picking it up.
A Seven spokesperson said it was in pre-production, but NINE when asked about the issue were either being cheeky or deluded saying “We do have a habit of reformatting shows and making them better.”
Hmm were they thinking of Big Brother, I thought the jury was still out on that.
In other Celebrity Splash news there is a rumour circulating that Grant Denyer might be the host of the show now he has quit Sunrise. Hopefully this is not true and either Tom Williams or some other person gets the gig. (Source: Daily Telegraph)
March 30, 2013 8 Comments
Celebrities or quasi- celebrities in Australia who have not had the call up for a reality show for 2013 must have bruised egos. In fact casting directors must be having difficulty finding celebrities to fill the slots that are now available on the plethora of celebrity reality shows to be made.
At the moment there is Celebrity Apprentice Australia, Dancing With The Stars, Celebrity Splash and Lifestyle Channel have said are considering doing another Celebrity Come Dine With Me.
You have to wonder if there are enough people to spread the celebrity love around. Expect to see the continuing trend of reality stars going on these shows. Also expect a few oversea “stars” to be imported for the shows.
January 10, 2013 11 Comments
Unfortunately for Fifi Box it is a slow news week as she said she wanted to keep the father of her baby private, however New Idea have now revealed it is Grant Kenny.
It what can only be described as surprising news, the former Dancing With The Stars contestant and Four Weddings host has been dating the former ironman since the end of last year.
The article (via the Sunshine Coast Daily) states the pregnancy was a surprise to both of them. Grant Kenny has three grown up children to Lisa Curry. They have been divorced since 2009.
Have to say I would not have picked them for a match but then a ticking biological clock can see some funny hook ups.
The article in the Sunshine Daily states:
New Idea claims it can exclusively reveal that the leading Coast businessman, aviator and lifesaving identity is the dad, citing ‘multiple sources’.
Fifi, 35, is co-host of the Fifi & Jules show across the Today Network.
Kenny’s estranged wife Lisa Curry has tweeted this morning: “Life is full of SURPRISES!. “Sometimes in life you just get to the point of being fed up with everything….too…”
But the same quote on her Facebook page made it clear it was not related to the New Idea story.
“….too much partying, too much drinking, too much food…. and your clothes shrink while you’re on holidays!!”
Grant and Lisa have three grown up children and recently told the Sunshine Coast Daily they remained good friends, despite their separation in May 2009.
Kenny was unavailable for comment today but in the past has made it clear he does not discuss his personal life.
This might be seen as good news by the Today Network to divert the media attention from the prank DJ’s. Last week Amber Petty revealed that when she was working in radio that she had been told getting pregnant would be good for ratings.
Will Fifi Box getting knocked up Grant Kenny been seen as a positive thing? Also should the media have respected her privacy when she asked to keep the father of the child quiet?
December 17, 2012 86 Comments
Network Seven announced their line up for the 2013 and it was interesting to see which reality shows are in and which are out.
First there are three new reality shows announced:
HOUSE RULES which is a reality renovation show.
Would you hand over the keys to your house to a bunch of strangers to completely transform your home? It’s state versus state, room versus room in an exciting new renovation series from the makers of My Kitchen Rules. In HOUSE RULES, contestants will put their homes on the line and their skills to the test in a fight for renovation supremacy and a life-changing prize.
CELEBRITY SPLASH which was leaked last week it is a celebrity diving competition sounded trashy but a clip from YouTube looked amusing.
The series will see celebrities perform complicated dives from varying heights with the assistance of professional diving instructors who help each participant with weeks of training. Dives can be from as high as 10-metre boards with increasing levels of complexity, including backflips, somersaults and other gymnastic feats.
THE MOLE – CULTURE CLASH is back. Fans of the show will be excited and it looks like it will have social diversity to make it interesting. Will Grant Bowler be host?
It’s the show where you can’t trust anyone and in 2013 it returns to Seven bigger and better than ever before. In THE MOLE – CULTURE CLASH, the contestants will come from different worlds. With varying socio-economic backgrounds, religions, cultures and beliefs, it’s a sure-fire recipe for conflict and tension as they try to uncover the mole’s identity. Each week, physical and mental tests will divide the competitors as one person among them will knowingly sabotage their quest. That person is the mole.
Returning is My Kitchen Rules with as they described him as “controversial judge” Colin Fassnidge, so clearly he has a certain role to play on the show. It will be interesting to see if there is tension between Manu Feildel and Colin.
The talent shows returning are The X Factor, Dancing With The Stars, and Australia’s Got Talent. It will be very surprising if there are not personnel changes on Australia’s Got Talent.
What is not on the list In shocking news The Amazing Race Australia is not in the release, which could mean it is dumped. However previously this year they had said it has been renewed and a casting call made. This is one of the best reality shows on TV but the ratings were not what they should have been and they must have decided not to stick with it. Will get back to you when I find out.
Also Please Marry My Boy won’t be getting a second season, and Dinner Date which was on last year’s list but had already fallen off the schedule.
For those into factual TV BORDER SECURITY, THE FORCE, SURVEILLANCE OZ and HIGHWAY PATROL will also be back.
October 17, 2012 22 Comments
Danielle Spencer who was on the last series of Dancing With The Stars has split from her husband of nine years Russell Crowe.
The Daily Telegraph is reporting the separation is amicable.
However questions will be asked whether the reality show was the catalyst for the break up as pictures were taken of Danielle being very close to her dance partner Damien Whitewood. (See previous blog post called Would you Cuckold Russell Crowe?)
There is normally a lot of factors that cause a break up in a relationship and hopefully the pair will remain amicable because they have two sons together.
October 15, 2012 4 Comments