Category — Four Weddings
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
Tonight was all about Emma who the only person who thought she wasn’t a bogan was herself. The positive thing about the 22 year old was she had healthy self esteem. The barmaid with the lived in face described her $40,000 wedding as modern elegance.
She obviously forgot to tell her groom about the theme. He who did not speak decided to do a body building exhibition at the reception. That’s modern elegance for you.
She was foul at everyones wedding and highly critical. Her lowest point was at Michelle’s “modern wog wedding” when she said she “was a leader not a follower” about not dancing at the 18 year old’s wedding when asked to.
Michelle who was Lebanese spent $58,000 on her very sparkly wedding, including $8000 on a original wedding dress. It had a lot of bling on it. She would have looked like a snarky cow as well but lucky she had Emma there to attract the viewers ire. She never explained why she wanted to get married at eighteen.
Emma criticised the church service, and generally decided she just was not going to enjoy herself.
I had liked Wendy up until that point but she proved to be not that nice either by just going along with whatever Emma was saying.
Wendy a 33 years old was having an DYI artist garden wedding theme. Even though she paid $20 for her dress her wedding is still costing her $20,000. But maybe the vintage bus she turned up in burned some of her cash. I thought the bells for guests to shake when they were declared man and wife was a nice touch.
Fiona a teacher who was the only pleasant one got married at Government House at Parramatta which cost $20,000. Emma criticised the car, the decorations, and the food. She said “It was noice for pub grub”. Classy.
Anyway anyone who believes in karma will be shocked to know Emma won the prize for the honeymoon to Vanuatu. As Fiona said she played the game and won.
October 14, 2011 21 Comments
Channel Seven is going to have a reality TV trashathon on Thursday nights with Beauty and The Geek kicking off at 8.30pm.
However the good news for Four Wedding fans this will also be on Thursday nights at 7.30pm – trashtastic.
There will be ten beauty’s and geeks vying for the $100,000 prize money.
Beauty and the Geek is in its third season and this year they have mixed it up by having a female geek, and therefore a male “beauty”.
Helen 26 year old is the female geek, and she has a double degree in Commerce and Science, she is hoping this experience will introduce her to more sporty and social skill pursuits. She feels uncomfortable in groups larger than two. It will be interesting how she finds the share house then.
The other geeks appear to have two things in common, facial hair and gaming. The geeks are:
Adam – 25 from Victoria, he is weather obsessed and a remote area meteorologist.
He has no relationship history to speak of, but believes he has never actually had the opportunity.
“It sort of feels a little like a monkey on my back – the more the monkey stays, the heavier it gets… like a football team never being able to win a premiership,” he says of his lacklustre love life.
However he can dance as he has won medals in Latin dancing.
Bendeguz – 21 from NSW does not see himself as a geek but just as a unique individual. He is currently studying a Bachelor of Arts in History. He likes to be immaculately dressed.
“The Interbellum period of the 1920s and 1930s in my eyes is the most vivid and dynamic period of humanity.”
This history buff is hoping to learn how to handle himself in front of what he believes is “the biological perfection”.
I think this is the geek everyone is going to love to hate.
Colin – 23 year old from Victoria is a Cambridge graduate.
Colin is hopeful of making a good first impression, but says he often struggles with the transition to a romantic relationship.
“The whole dating thing is not my bag,” he admits. “And quite frankly when I see someone who’s really beautiful, they kind of go into a sort of stereotype in my mind, then they become that stereotype of like a vapid blonde.
“While I can talk to women, I am always Mr Nice Guy and am immediately relegated to the Friend Zone. I would like to learn to be a more sexually-attractive individual.”
Gilbert – 19 year old from Victoria is currently studying a double degree in Science and mechanical engineering.
“They [Girls] regard me as a bit of a weirdo. But they’re my friends, so I guess, a lovable weirdo. I don’t have a very good history with girls, so I figured it might be a good opportunity to develop my skills, as it were, and just become a bit more of a confident person,” he says.
Jimmy – 26 year old is an IT support technician.
He was once dumped for being too boring, and ever since Jimmy’s been working on his confidence.
Julian – 25 year old is currently studying a PhD in molecular genetics and biochemistry looking at cholesterol homeostasis.
Confident and thoughtful, Julian has many female friends, but so far it hasn’t been effective in winning him a date.
“If there was a single girl who was interesting I would probably say immediately, ‘You are interesting, let’s go out’, which might not actually be socially wise or sensible.”
Lachlan – is 22 year old from Queensland, he is studying law.
Lachlan’s interests include constitutional law and politics, and he enjoys visiting state and federal parliament in his spare time to watch Question Time.
Describing his ideal life partner as “someone who is emotionally stable – and hot”, Lachlan says he hopes to gain some confidence through his Beauty.
“I’ve built up this wall in my head where I think that people I’m attracted to, or attractive girls, are somehow different to anyone else. But I need to just take that leap, and just sort of have that wall knocked down.”
Nathan – is a 19 year old from South Australia, he is currently studying a double degree in commerce and applied finance. He has never been kissed. He loves gaming.
Theo – is 23 year old from NSW he is a mathematician.
“I’ve never figured out how to actually start a conversation with the opposite sex,” he explains. “I don’t know how to talk to girls. It would be great if I could figure out how to talk to girls.”
The son of a doctor and an alternative medicine therapist, Theo says he always grew up around intelligent people.
“I’ve never known anyone who’s academically-challenged. I don’t know how to relate to them.
“And well, intellect’s done nothing for me in terms of love. It’s seems to abandon me, frankly.”
The Beauty’s are:
Darlene – 22 year old from the Northern Territory. She is a Casino hostess and has modelled.
“I don’t label people because I’ve been labelled my entire life,” she admits. “I think everyone just sees me and they think, ‘Oh, she’s gonna be such a stuck up cow.’ But really, I’m not.”
Dolly – 21 year old from Queensland wanting a career in hair and beauty.
“In life in general, I’d say being beautiful has helped me because, you know, I probably wouldn’t have a job if didn’t look like this. I’ve made money off of the way I look and that makes me want to maintain it as well.”
Emma - 21 year old from Queensland is the reigning 2011 Miss FHM. Emma is used to being the centre of attention. But within her own family this receptionist is actually the odd one out when it comes to academics – her brother is an architect and her sister a teacher.
Gaia – 19 years old from WA is a part time nanny. She is hoping for some intellectual stimulation from her beauty and geek experience.
“I love shopping and all that sort of stuff but hopefully out of this I can find something deeper to be interested about,” she says. “Like more of a less superficial kind of interest.”
Jacelle – 20 year old was meter maid on the Gold Coast, she is now a trainee barmaid. “I can talk to anyone. It doesn’t matter who they are as I don’t judge,” she says.
Jordan – 20 year old from NSW is a NRL Tigers Cheerleader. She is open to love.
“I’ve always been attracted to muscles and looks and I’ve always had my heart broken, so you never know. I’ve never really gotten close to a nerd to be honest. My door isn’t shut; it’s open. So we’ll see,” she says.
Mackenzie – 21 year old from WA.
Perth-born, daddy’s girl Mackenzie admits to being a shopaholic, wearing dresses only once and shoes just five times before replacing them.
“I’m obsessed with clothes and shoes,” she says. “I love my shoes. Every time I wear them I wash them, clean them and spray them.”
This covergirl describes her style as ‘classy rock chick’ and hopes she’ll be able to teach her geek to take pride in his appearance.
“I’m very open with what doesn’t look good so I think I’m going to be good with guidance.”
The geeks might not be prepared for her who says she doesn’t often feel disappointed in life.
“I tend to get everything I want so I don’t usually get disappointed. Such a vain comment, but it’s just the truth,” she says.
I think this will be the beauty we love to hate.
Maddy – 20 year old from NSW is a dance teacher.
“I do competitive cheerleading like ‘Bring It On’ stuff. It’s like lots of tumbling, lots of throwing in the air. You get muscles from it. No-one believes me. Everyone thinks it’s running around with pom poms but it’s totally not that at all.”
Sarah – 20 years old from NSW, she does promotional work and has been modelling since she was 12 years old. She is obsessed with leopard print.
Troy – is the 21 year old male beauty. He is single and a personal trainer. He says one of his biggest skills is helping people connect, and he hopes to weave some magic if there are any shy housemates.
When he’s not surfing the waves, Troy also works as a model and has dabbled in labouring work as well. But he knows looks aren’t everything.
“It doesn’t matter how good looking you are, you’ve got to get along with everyone,” he says.
Beauty and the Geek again looks like it is going to be highly entertaining. The show will be hosted again. by Bernard Curry.
Beauty and The Geek on Channel Seven from Thursday 22 September at 8.30pm.
Four Weddings on Channel Seven from Thursday 22 September at 8.30pm.
September 12, 2011 4 Comments
Where do they get these brides from? They cannot be real. In fact someone tweeted me to say Ingrid was trending on Twitter. Quite a feat for a person who is on one episode of a TV show.
The episode was all Ingrid a bridezilla who had an opinion, usually negative about everything.
Ingrid seems like a complete Bridezilla and was having a venetian style wedding. She was very peeved when she realised Belynda (no that is not a typo) was having a magician as well.
First up was Tamika’s wedding. She was 21 years of age. She is a receptionist by day and a country and western singer by night.
Tamika’s dress was like a dress on my daughters Barbie dolls. However Barbie does not have the 17 inch high tiara to accessorise with. Her bridal party consisted of about 100 people. Ingrid who considers herself a classy girl thought it was “bogan city” and that was before the wedding even started.
Ingrid also thought she looked like a tranny. One of the reasons Tamika must have gone on the show was to try and promote her singing career. Quite cannily to ensure she got her singing into the episode she sang to her husband the wedding vows. Ingrid who is apparently a song writer thought it wasn’t a well written song.
Kathleen also thought it was a bit bogan, and that was interesting coming from someone who is a bit bogan herself.
She also thought the reception room was like her granddad’s shed. Personally I liked the venue, though the food looked ordinary.
Ingrid’s wedding was quite nice. All the girls liked her dress and the car. However there was very little warmth from her to the groom.
She was another one who decided to sing badly. Hopefully she won’t have started a trend.
Belynda (yes that is not a typo), was having a Mission Impossible theme. She is a bingo caller. She got braces on her teeth to straighten them prior to the wedding.
She did look lovely. Ingrid was having difficulty finding something wrong with the wedding. One criticism was the fish was too fishy, also she thought the magician tricks were joke store ones.
Kathleen is 23 years old and is studying to be a primary school teacher. She said her groom was a bit of a bum. She really had nothing good to say about her partner. She was paying $3000 for her dress and it didn’t really produce a moment. I was perplexed that she was sitting in the reception room complaining the wedding was 30 minutes behind schedule, why didn’t she go out to the bar where her guests were.
Karl appeared to not have much input into the wedding, as he did not like soup which was the entree, nor did Kathleen know that he didn’t like soup. I doubt this union will last.
The winner of the honeymoon was uncontroversial it was Belynda from Newcastle who won.
August 23, 2011 13 Comments
Four Weddings is back for a second season, this was the surprise hit of the reality TV shows of last year, because when it comes to weddings it bring out the bitch in us.
The premise of the show is there are four weddings, and the brides go to each others ones and score them, rating the dress, ceremony, food, and reception. The person with the highest score wins a luxury honeymoon.
This is cost Channel Seven barely anything to make but last year it was rating very well.
Tonight we had Amy 21 who was having the huge Lebanese wedding, Tanya who was having the Lord of The Flies theme wedding, Brae who was producing her own wedding, and Jules who won her wedding by sumo wrestling six other brides to be.
Baeu’s wedding was first. She was an event manager and Tom looks exhausted before he even got down the aisle and sighed “I deserve this honeymoon”.
Her surprise was having Justice Crew perform and the groom and his grooms men joining in at the end.
She does seem to talk about it as a production. By the end of it I thought did she love him? However once the wedding started they did look like they were, and they also seemed to have a lot of fun.
The dress was a bit like a mermaid, I had to agree with the other contestants it had no stand out feature. The reception was at Darling Harbour. Jules did not think the reception space had no wow factor. Jules is a bit of a boganette, and quite frankly I don’t think a person who won a wedding by sumo wrestling is a arbiter of class. This was compounded by the fact she had only had smoked salmon in a can! I think she is thinking of just plain salmon. Brae’s wedding cost $50,000.
Tanya who was the loveliest of the brides was marrying a movie buff, and hence the Lord of The Rings theme. In her optimism she thought Gollum as a ringbearer would get her over the line. Big mistake. It was weird, funny, but weird and did go on a bit too long. However the Gollum character may get approached for other performances after being on the show.Her wedding cost $20,000.
I thought the other girls were a bit scabby on what they scored her wedding dress. I thought it suited her and the wedding. Also a special shout out must go to the cake which was designed as the castle/town from the movie. It looked a particularly unappetising colour of grey.
Jules the swim wear model won her wedding by sumo wrestling nine other brides to win their wedding and reception at the Newcastle Jockey Club. The hubby was a horse trainer. Even winning the major part of her wedding it still cost her $10,000. Jules was little bit of bogan she didn’t like a lot of the food at the other weddings, and if she wasn’t getting married I would have suggested she audition for The Beauty and The Geek. Having said that her reception did look like a lot of fun, and I did tear up as they said her foster father was walking her down the aisle, so obviously she hasn’t had a childhood like Pollyanna.
I did crack up at the “horse race” at the end and Jules looked like she was having a hoot of a time. Her husband just looked pissed as he was when he turned up in the hummer with his mates.
Special shout out to foster parents they do a great job. Now that public service announcement is over lets get on with the sniping.
Amy is 21 and was having a huge Lebanese wedding with over 560 people invited, I note all of them didn’t make it to the ceremony but just turned up for the reception. Her budget was over $60,000.
Her dress was what I would call the dress with the lot. It had meringue, feathers, sparkles, beading, diamantes and sequins, and God knows what else. It wasn’t a catastrophe and she looked beautiful, and I thought the other girls could have given her a few more points. What let her down was the other three were not used to the length or noise of a Lebanese wedding, and no doubt it got very boring.
Jules said she only knew one Lebanese word and that was tabbouleh – I doubt she had eaten it. Also the food was not that great if the ravioli was anything to go by.
It was time for the judging and I was surprised when Baeu’s husband stepped from the limo to claim the holiday. With this show sometimes the best person doesn’t win. Also with Baeu’s low scoring of the others this helped to get her over the line?
What did you think of the weddings, the brides, the dresses?
August 10, 2011 14 Comments