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Jason Sullivan Set To Be A Big Star Off The Back Of The Tom Cruise Break In

Yesterday when news broke that Jason Sullivan had been arrested after breaking into Tom Cruises compound, I cautioned other starlets from trying this to get media.

Well I take it all back as it looks like Jason Sullivan is set to get a big push in his quest for stardom from his drunken escapade.

The Daily Telegraph reports:

IT may not have been the way he planned to make his international splash but it seems Jason Sullivan, the man tasered outside Tom Cruise’s house, is set to translate his high-profile indiscretion into a big Hollywood break.

The perma-tanned, lantern-jawed blond who relocated to LA from Sydney in July is said to have been inundated with media offers since his highly publicised arrest in Beverly Hills on Sunday night outside Cruise’s home.

And Confidential hears that the 41-year-old model is taking his time to consider all offers because he is also in the midst of launching his TV career in the US under the watchful eye of pal and housemate Kevin Huvane, who lives next door to Cruise.

One of Hollywood’s uber-power agents who counts Jennifer Aniston, Brad Pitt and Cruise among his client list, Huvane is said to be advising Sullivan on a handful of potential TV projects and has put the ex-Sydney boy up in his multi-million-dollar pad since his arrival in La La Land.

Nothing like a scandal to lift a persons profile so maybe getting tasered will be worth it  in the long run for reality star/interior designer/model Jason Sullivan.

November 1, 2012   7 Comments

Jason Sullivan – Winner Of HomeMade Arrested Breaking Into Tom Cruises Home

Well here is a novel way to make a name for yourself in Hollywood …Jason Sullivan, an interior designer best known for winning the NINE design show HomeMade has been arrested trying to break into Tom Cruise’s home.

The Daily Telegraph reports:

AN Australian reality star has been arrested and Tasered after trying to break into Tom Cruise’s Beverly Hills mansion.

Jason Sullivan, 41, a model and winner of Nine’s reality renovation show HomeMade, is believed to have been intoxicated when he was caught climbing the fence of Cruise’s Hollywood home on Sunday night, mistakenly thinking it was his own home.

Cruise, 50, was not home when an on-site security guard detained the Australian at his Calle Vista Drive home.

“Upon arrival, officers contacted a lone male suspect who was attempting to leave the location,” a police department official told The Los Angeles Times.

“The suspect had been previously detained by a security officer, who was on duty at the residence and had observed the suspect climbing a fence to gain access to the property.”

The Australian, who moved to Los Angeles earlier this year, is understood to have been taken to a nearby hospital for treatment before being taken into custody by local police.

Sullivan now faces suspicion of trespassing charges.

As well as working in interior design, Sullivan is represented by Wilhelmina Models and will appear in Speedo’s next US campaign. He also previously walked various runways for designers including Armani, Valentino and Ralph Lauren.

I am putting this  in the he should be old enough to know better category, and starlets looking to make a profile in the US would avoid imitation.

October 30, 2012   9 Comments

HomeMADE – Is Its Timeslot Going To Be Changed?

HomeMADE the reality TV show about designers renovating and interior designing peoples house will now be moved from the prime 6.30pm Sunday timeslot because of poor ratings the Daily Telegraph reports.

However www.crikey.com media writer Glenn Dyer claims it will remain in that timeslot for the next three weeks. So who knows what is going on, Channel 9 probably don’t even know at this stage.

HomeMADE had great potential. A fantastic host/mentor David Heiman, and a really forthright and articulate judging panel. But where it fell down is a lot of what we saw was the contestant’s talking to tradesmen. It turned into a pseudo Renovation Rescue.

People get bored with seeing similar challenges, they need to miss it up like they do on MasterChef Australia.

I hope the failure of this show does not put TV stations off on developing a really good interior design reality TV show.

June 2, 2009   5 Comments

HomeMADE or Renovation Rescue in disguise

The designers were definately in Chk Chk Boom girls territory in the Northern Beaches of Sydney as they were running around in Mole singlets after being told it was “game on” by the boys after they refused to give them a time extension they had requested. By the way I thought this was how you spelt moll.

Most of the episode it was more like Renovation Rescue which would also explain why you cannot find tradesmen in Sydney at the moment as they are all working on the show.

I love the judges, interior designers Sibella Court and David Hicks, and the Editor in Chief of Belle. They do not hold back. Sibella at the judges table had a bit of Top Design judge Kelly Wearstler about her with the feathers about the neck.

The control freak clients were to busy putting together Ikea furniture to  micromanage tonight so the boys did complete the house, and it looked pretty good. Jason’s summer lounge was definately a highlight.

Other people did not fair as well.  Matt received criticism for is winter lounge and study. He had placed the coffee tables in the middle of the room where you could not reach them if you were sitting on the lounge.

Stacey’s lounge particularly the Florence Broadhurst print wallpaper was criticised, I was surprised they did not criticise it being on the window alcoves as well, as that looked pretty hideous.

Annie who had been having drama with the tile is the kitchen ended up doing a great job. She was lucky she did not get the turquoise tiles as the space was so big the colour would have been overpowering.

Do to Channel 9 running overtime my DVR cut out so I did not get to see who was eliminated. However thankfully Injera knew and it was Stacey who was gone.

May 27, 2009   3 Comments

HomeMADE – Episode 5 – How To Deal With A Control Freak Client

I must confess I have not watched a reality TV show for two weeks beside the American Idol finale, so even if this had been an episode of The Bachelorette Season 26 I probably would have gained some viewing pleasure out of it.

Obviously for any Top Design fans there are going to be comparisons. The question is why they did not take more of the format from Top Design? 

Renovating a house in five days is just not enough time for the designers or builders to do a good job. On Top Design they are normally given two days to design a little wooden room. Also with all the different challenges it allows the Top Design contestants to be extremely creative and interesting.

I know for Channel 9 Backyard Blitz and those make over programs have been successful for them in the past, but normally there is limited owner input. Here the designers have to cater to the whims of Mr and Mrs Suburbia and lets face it this means they want to keep it pretty bland.

Speaking of the owners maybe they need to psych test them prior to allowing them to be on the show, as Olly from last night was quite the egomanical control freak, and he seemed to think his tennis pro job gave him high level managerial skills.

Seriously the bones of their house was fantastic noone could stuff up a renovation job but he was wanting to sign off on every decision. Which was particulary strange considering looking at the state of their house it would appear they had no design flair and little taste.

I suppose unreasonable and demanding clients are probably a something all designers have to deal with on a weekly basis.

However I did wonder what carrot the producers were dangling to get the boy team to stay on the job.

The other thing is the deadlines appear to be flexible. The five days  are over but they designers appear to be  still working on the houses. Either have a longer deadline which would  appear to be a bit more realistic or make them down tools.

I agree with Injera’s post on HomeMade that David Heiman the mentor is a natural for TV, however I don’t see the point of him visiting the houses right towards the end of the renovation, it would be better if he got their earlier to help them sort a few things out.

Also I would have liked to know who decides who gets what room. It seems a bit unfair that some people have to do two rooms whereas others did one. For example Leonie had two bedrooms to do, whereas Stacey had a tiny baby’s room to do.

The other thing about Top Design in both series there were about a dozen of contestants I would have loved to have come to do over my house. At the moment I would not be touching any of this lot. Annie spent three days picking tiles for the kitchen, now if I am paying for an interior designers time I want them to be a bit more efficient then that.

Even though she felt the girls were ganging up against her did she really help her cause by going for a coffee on the beach after she finally had picked the right shade of turquoise of the tiles.

She will be lucky to survive an elimination.

For those wondering about the house the contestants are staying in some eagle eyed SMH The Guide reader and clearly a reality TV fan spotted it was the same house used in the TV show Single Girls.

May 25, 2009   1 Comment