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Wednesday, 16 August 2017

'The Bachelorette' Sophie Monk: VIDEO trailer

'The Bachelorette' Australia preview trailer is here, and Sophie Monk is smokin':
And here is the short version:

Possible spoiler alert? Looks like she's only looking in Double Bay? Help a sister out here!

Are you excited to watch it all unfold? Josie's Juice is, unashamedly.

Sunday, 13 August 2017

'Atypical': Netflix Australia - Autism series: VIDEO

THIS is the show, the reason to finally get Netflix.

If you're a so-called 'autism mum' (I see myself as a mamma first, and mummy to my son who happens to have an autism diagnosis) this show should be watched, like yesterday. The whole thing, in a major binge watch sesh. And I am proud to say I finally did a legit 'Netlflix binge watch'.

The 'Netflix original show' (a tag given to shows created and developed just for Netflix , and can only ever be seen on Netflix) is called 'Atypical' and I was crazy about this show before I even saw it, because the premise centres aroundthe life of a young adult with autism, and how he navigates the world as an 18 year old.

Sam is the young man on the autism spectrum (played beautifully by actor Keir Gilchrist), and 'Atypical' takes a look at Sam's journey into dating, navigating his feelings, communicating with family and handling school cliques, and his part time job where his co-worker Zahid provides unintentionally funny advice on how to 'score' girls. That role is played by 
Nik Dodani, and the series was created by Robia Rashid.

In the literal world of Sam's brain, this is sensory overload, and mastering his communication and feelings takes up most of Sam's time in the context of a confusing world.

'Atypical' made me laugh out loud, want to cry like a baby, and be both comforted by the future that could possibly await my son, and fear the society which favours the neurotypical (or the 'NT') person over the 'not all there' or 'abnormal' child, teen, and adult.

Jennifer Jason Leigh is excellent as Sam's mother, Elsa, Michael Rapaport is brilliant as Sam's dad Doug, and Brigette Lundy-Paine totally nails the role as Sam's overprotective sister Casey going through her own stuff. As her Sam's mum and dad.

Another standout is Amy Okuda as Julia, Sam's therapist.

'Atypical' has just arrived (on August 11) and is only on Netflix. 

Here is the trailer, plus some clips that'll make you want to get Netflix NOW if you don't already have it:

Watch this show now. Highly recommended.

Josie's Juice is a proud 'Steam Team' Netflix ANZ blogger.

Monday, 7 August 2017

Maria Venuti Recovery: VIDEO

Maria Venuti is on the road to recovery and what a pleasure to see her progress tonight on Australian TV.

Photo: 'A Current Affair'

Featured on 'A Current Affair', Maria has been in rehabilitation since her stroke in November 2016, and new footage shows the Aussie entertainment icon speaking and learning to walk again.

Sadly, the longtime actress and singer was confronted by a male stalker at her home and suffered a stroke afterwards.
A 38-year-old man was arrested fleeing the property at the time.
'A Current Affair' revealed tonight just how far she's come.

Monday, 31 July 2017

'This Time Next Year': VIDEOS

Have you seen the promos for 'This Time Next Year'?

It looks epic, yes?

It's the new show hosted by Karl Stefanovic which skips a whole year of progress for many people of all walks of life.

Here is a preview (oh, and by the way... THIS is why Karl wore the same suit for a year! In prep for this show... clever):

Les Murray: Dead at age 71

Les Murray has died, age 71.

The SBS site 'The World Game' says he "passed away this morning following a battle with illness."

He was an Australian football icon and SBS commentator, and known as Mr Football.

Murray was a trailblazer for the game of soccer in Australia, and his voice became synonymous with soccer for Aussies.

He began work for SBS in 1980 as a Hungarian subtitle writer, before he made the move into coverage of football.
His long-time partner on air, former Socceroo Craig Foster, described Murray as "a football colossus", saying he left a lasting legacy:

AAP: Tracey Nearmy

Often his nationality was questioned, in a fun way, as he was so versatile and his pronunciations of soccer player's names were spot on. And pop culture group music group TISM released a song about this quandary:

The lyrics:

The world is full of questions, they fill me with fear
What of our beginnings? Why are we here?
Is there a purpose? Is there a God?
But one question troubles me
Far more than this lot:

What nationality is Les Murray?
Wherefore hails his ancestry?
Whom does he call the mother country
When he phones home through OTC?

Everyone is searching for the meaning of life -
Religion and politics; black versus white.
Karl Marx played on the left; Ayn Rand played on the right;
But there's a much bigger problem. It stops me sleeping at night.

Les is more. more or Les.
Les is more, but one regret:
What is the origin of his descent?

Is he from Austria? Algeria? Bahrain?
Bangladesh or Barbados? Bulgaria? Cameroon?
Is he from Chad? Chile? China?
Germany? Greece? Great Britain?
Is he from Guatemala? Guam? or Guyana?
Les is more
Haiti? Burundi? Zimbabwe?
Kampuchea? North Korea? Tanzania?
Senegal? Paraguay? Trinidad? Tuvelau? Ecuador? Uruguay?
Azerbaijan? Madagascar? Swaziland? Guadeloupe?
The song was from the album 'Machiavelli And The Four Seasons' by TISM.
RIP Les Murray. Soccer commentary in Australia will be never be the same again.

SBS has passed on their deepest sympathies to his family, including his partner Maria and his daughters Tania and Natalie. They ask that their privacy is respected during this difficult time. 
"No one better embodied what SBS represents than Les Murray. From humble refugee origins, he became one Australia’s most recognised and loved sporting identities," SBS Managing Director, Michael Ebeid said in this piece.
"Not just a football icon, but a great Australian story and an inspiration to many, to say that his contribution to SBS and to football was enormous, doesn’t do it justice. This is a devastating loss for all of us at SBS. Our thoughts are with his family and all that loved him."
Here is another song featuring Les Murray... well, his epic surname pronunciations.

Sunday, 30 July 2017

Maria DiGeronimo: 'Yummy Mummies' Single - VIDEO

Maria DiGeronimo - you know, the Posh Spice of the Aussie Channel 7 TV show 'Yummy Mummies' - has released a single.

Ir's called 'Valentina' - named after her newborn daughter Valentina, featuring Robby X.

Except... Valentina is no longer a newborn. She's over 1 for sure, judging by this video. Clearly the series was filmed eons ago.

Here is that video, featuring Margherita, Maria's mum, and Valentina as well.


You can buy it now. Just click here: https://noisehive.lnk.to/Uft6U

The track was just released last week by Heaven Studios boss Shane Monopoli, who is also Maria's uncle, and features on the show. He also owns the much advertised photographic studio Exclusive Photography.

Princess Diana: 20 Years On - VIDEOS

Princess Diana has been gone 20 years, and tributes have been plentiful for the beautiful Diana Windsor.

As you'll recall, she died 20 years ago, a victim of a tragic car accident in Paris, dying alongside her boyfriend Mohammed El Fayed.

It seems the world cried many tears for her, and two decades later, we still do.

Seeing her legacy in her sons William and Harry, we have been incredibly proud of her two sons and who they gave gone on to become, and incredibly sad to see what we see knowing her mother isn't her to enjoy it too.

Here is a clip from the recent coverage honouring Princess Diana:

And some clips from the special tonight on Australia's 'Sunday Night' program: