Category — The Voice
You don’t have to go on a dating reality TV show to hook up it can happen on any of the reality shows. Just look at Julia and Chris from Season One Masterchef, Carly and Rocco from last year on My Kitchen Rules and Jess and Marty from Big Brother.
Ok so two of those romances are now over but where there are reality shows there will be hook ups.
This year there were rumours after My Kitchen Rules that Sophia and Chris were dating. However it appears he is also hanging out with Carly and Emily from the previous MKR series if Carly and Emily’s Facebook page is anything to go by.
He has been helping cook macaroons and dining out.
Maybe it is all a ruse to try and keep his post reality TV media profile up.
Seal who is flying out of Australia today has also been spotted out and about with one of his contestants from The Voice. He was seen taking a hands on approach with Lauren Dawes the striking albino model. (Source: NINE MSN)
He cannot be accused of conflict of interest as he chose Jac Stone over Lauren in the battle rounds, which in hindsight was a big mistake.
Finally there has started to be rumours about the Masterchef contestants with Pip hinting she fancied Lynton in last week’s TV WEEK. “I really enjoyed Lynton’s company ,” she said “I just connected with him straight away; he was a favourite of the girls and it was so nice to have him there.”
June 18, 2013 5 Comments
Who would thought in a scenario which involved a pop star, a drug bust and a hotel that it would be the hotel that is coping with the public relations fallout.
Joel Madden who was evicted from the upmarket The Darling last week because a small amount of marijuania found in his room at the time he received a caution from the NSW Police. However it has been revealed the drug was actually in a shoe box.
The Daily Telegraph reports:
THE cannabis in Joel Madden’s hotel room at The Star casino was found hidden in a Louis Vuitton shoe box in the private bathroom of his penthouse suite, room 1573.
Seven levels of The Darling hotel’s management had to be notified of the find after a hotel housekeeping supervisor discovered it while cleaning the room before 6.30pm on Sunday, June 9.
At the end of that chain was The Darling’s general manager of property operations Mark Harbridge, who immediately told the duty manager not to evict the American celebrity and Good Charlotte singer from the five-star premises.
However someone must have decided to call the police and set off a chain of events that has garnered international headlines. They may now find it harder to find celebrities willing to stay there and suspect there will be increased scrutiny of recreational drug use and other criminal activity that occurs on and around the premises.
Joel Madden has kept it classy throughout this whole debacle and said:
“Sydney is my adopted home and I appreciate the way the NSW Police handled the situation,” he wrote. “I hope this didn’t cause too much drama for everyone.”
Hopefully we will see Joel back here again next year for The Voice Australia as he does give the show a sense of fun.
Someone who is not keeping it classy is Nigella Lawson’s husband Charles Saatchi whose response to the pictures where he is clutching her by the throat is saying it is a “playful tiff”. The Independent UK is also saying he has now been cautioned by the Police.
June 18, 2013 39 Comments
It was no surprise that Harrison Craig won the second season of The Voice Australia tonight he was outselling the other three finalists on the iTunes charts.
This makes it a second win for Seal as a coach on the show giving him a 100 percent success rate. It also goes to show that you don’t need a strong team to win. You just need one good singer. Harrison will win a record contract with Universal, $100,000 and a Ford Kuga.
His single Unconditional is now out and his debut album will be out next Tuesday.
Runner up was Luke Kennedy, with Celia Pavey coming third and Danny Ross the first to be eliminated tonight.
The live finale had a lot of live performances starting with the final for singing the John Farnham song “You’re The Voice”. Clearly it has been a long day as it took me until nearly half way through the song before I realised why they were singing it. Duh!
Each finalist sang a duet with their coach. Luke Kennedy and Ricky Martin’s duet of Roxanne was fantastic. Ricky proved why he is such a superstar.
Joel again imparted a sense of fun into the show and hopefully NINE won’t have a brain explosion over that incident last week and will bring him back next year. He is the most entertaining of the coaches.
Delta and Celia sang Fleetwood Mac’s You Can Go Your Own Way. There were some nice moments but not sure the song really suited either of their voices.
Seal and Harrison Craig then did a duet called My Brother and they both looked like they were enjoying it. Seal’s gold shoes were fantastic.
Robin Thicke and One Republic also kept the energy up and gave good performances.
Delta sang her new single with Ryan Tedder on piano. It did cross my mind if Seal thought she was over emoting. If you missed the furore over that go here. The last to sing for the night was Ricky Martin with his new single and Twitter was rife with rumours he had lip synched.
However TV Tonight was quick to ask the question and he tweeted:
The runners up don’t go home empty handed and received $20,000 each to kick start their career. It will be interesting to see which of the contestants get signed up with record labels in the next few weeks.
Good news for those who want to apply Season Three auditions are now open. Go to the official website www.thevoice.com.au for further details.
June 17, 2013 32 Comments
Seal who earlier had a meltdown about Australia and the media on Twitter today saying that he could not wait to leave Australia (see previous blog post) has now deleted those tweets and replaced with with a tweet saying:
“It’s been almost 11 weeks away from my kids and me saying ‘I can’t wait to go home’ was me missing being home with them.”
However his children are actually out in Australia with him now. Sure his non-apology does not say they are not with him, but it implies they are not.
The Daily Mail has a picture of him with his children that was taken yesterday at Featherdale Wildlife Park.
Seal really needs to get his story straight, he bangs on about honesty to his charges maybe it is time he started being honest with his Australian fans, however after this latest debacle he won’t have many left.
Photo source: Daily Mail UK
June 12, 2013 15 Comments
He said “He can’t wait to go home” and that “….Yet having a joint in the privacy of his hotel room is worthy of front page news???”
He continued saying “Way to respect a guest in your country trash media way to make us feel welcome. Keep it up… sure we’ll be back next year, and yes, I say we because it is only a matter of time before you gun us all down. Hell you even did it to @deltagoodrem who’s a national treasure”.
Look in one sense he is right. Is Joel Madden getting busted for a small amount of pot front page news? There is probably more “newsworthy” stories doing the rounds. However in this era of digital media when a successful story is probably judged on the number of clicks it receives these celebrity driven stories are covered extensively. Unfortunately for Joel more people are interested in reading about him and his drug bust then a story on whether licensed casino’s increase the crime rate in the areas they are situated it. Also the former story if far easier to write.
I think the story is a big over reaction as seen here in the previous blog post about the bust, however I queried why the establishment even called the police. I note Seal does not have a crack at the management for doing this. However they actually created the story. If it is their policy to not tolerate illicit drugs on the premises they could have just discreetly asked him to leave.
What are the chances of Seal giving Australia some sort of lecture about this issue on the night of grand final? If so I am definitely tuning in.
The Voice Australia on Monday night on NINE at 7.30pm.
June 12, 2013 43 Comments