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Tuesday, 17 October 2017

Lisa Wilkinson speaks for first time following departure from 'Today'

Lisa Wilkinson has spoken for the first time following her departure from 'Today'.

The now-former Today show host spoke from the window of her car this morning, as she left her Cremorne home to visit her biggest fan: her 89-year-old mother. Read more here.

“My phone has gone into complete meltdown, but I’m going off to see my mum,” she said.

“She’s very worried and I’m just going to go and let her know I’m OK, in fact I’m more than OK, I’m great.

Lisa Wilkinson: Karl Stefanovic pays tribute + Peter FitzSimons speaks

Following Lisa Wilkinson's shock resignation overnight from flagship Channel Nine show 'Today', her equally shocked co-host Karl Stefanovic has spoken about his "great friend." See video below.

And Lisa's husband Peter FitzSimons has just spoken about his beloved wife, with whom he just celebrated 25 years of marriage, after having renewed vows recently, and coming back from their second honeymoon in Byron Bay.

In radio reports this morning, Channel Nine was said to be "blindsided" by Lisa's decision to walk from the top rating breakfast TV show after contract renewal - and pay - negotiations broke down. In the meeting were said to be Lisa and her manager, and with reports emerging last night that the network could not match her pay to Karl's, she walked. Within less than an hour, Lisa was employed again... by the Ten network. And to the show 'The Project'.

In this report, Lisa's husband FitzSimons has emerged from the family’s north shore home, telling reporters she was recovering after an “extraordinary day”.

“She’s having a lovely sleep in after an extraordinary day, thank you. The best sleep in 10 years,” FitzSimons said.

Her colleague Karl said this morning:

“For 10 years, Lisa has dragged herself out of bed at 3:30 in the morning, fed the dogs and cats, put a load of washing on and came into work to inform you of what was happening in the world,” he said this morning.

“So for now this, thank you. Thank you for the laughs, the sage advice, the calmness, oh, the calmness. And thank you for all of your support. Thank you for being a great colleague. Thanks for being a great interviewer. Thanks for being a great dancer and a truly, truly terrible singer.

Thanks for being a great mum. I know you value that more than anything else and thank you for being a great friend.

“The rest I will leave for when I see you but whatever you do, and wherever you go, you do so having made your mark on this show and on this man.

“Mostly you go with my love, lots of love, all my love. We will see you soon, maybe after midday. Enjoy the sleep-ins.”

Monday, 16 October 2017

Lisa Wilkinson quits 'Today' show

Lisa Wilkinson has quit the 'Today' show today, in news that has just broken.

Yes, it's true.

The move is effective immediately, and was due to wage negotiations.

See below:

Wilkinson has made a shock announcement that she will quit the Nine Network program after 10 years - and will be joining 'The Project'.
She broke the news of her departure in a statement on Twitter, telling viewers she had already had her last day on the breakfast show’s desk.
“I have some news, I’m sad to say that today was my last day on the Today show,” she wrote.
Wilkinson shared a statement from the network, confirming the network had “been unable to meet expectations” in negotiating the star’s contract.
In a statement released less than an hour later, Channel Ten confirmed Wilkinson would be joining the network in a “senior hosting and editorial role effective January 2018”.
Wilkinson will join Ten’s popular news and current affairs program The Project in a hosting role, as well as hosting The Sunday Project.
“Further collaborations between Lisa and Network Ten will be announced in the coming months,” the statement said.

Friday, 13 October 2017

Chandon S Chic Easy: Event Tickets

Chandon has unveiled a chic new experience touring Australia this Spring, transporting guests into the world of Chandon S. A modern take on the traditional speakeasy, the Chandon S Chic Easy celebrates the re-imagination of the classic champagne cocktail in a stylish French setting at iconic locations around the country.

Paying homage to Chandon’s French heritage, the Chandon S Chic Easy experience comes to life in an elegant vintage tram, guiding guests through a range of different stations – from food pairing to cocktail creation, giving them a taste of Chandon S for all occasions. Chandon S is a refreshingly unexpected twist on the classic champagne cocktail. Created following the traditional French methode traditionnelle champagne making process, Chandon S adds a unique twist to the ‘dosage’ – the addition of Australian hand-crafted orange bitters. 

Each Chandon S Chic Easy event will give guests around the country a unique insight into Chandon’s innovative wine-making process and hear the story of Chandon S, discovering more about how the sparking creation came to life. 

The Chandon S Chic Easy will feature a traditional French boulangerie workshop, where guests can craft their own artisanal bread. Bringing to life its distinctive aromatic flavours, a French baker will explain the flavour profiles of the seven ingredients that come together to create the Chandon S bitters.

Chandon’s mixologists will host a cocktail making masterclass where guests will learn how to create the Perfect Serve - the best way to enjoy Chandon S over ice, as well as the Chic Serve, a new cocktail created especially for the Chandon S Chic Easy. Guests will have the opportunity to add their own personal touch to their Chandon S Chic Serve.

As part of the Chandon S Chic Easy, guests can also enjoy a refreshing Chandon S and a leisurely game of pétanque with friends on the Chandon S Lawn. 

Scheduled stops for the Chandon S Chic Easy will include Melbourne (7 and 8 October), Sydney (14 and 15 October at Pyrmont Park), the Gold Coast (21 and 22 October) and Perth (4 and 5 November). Tickets are $45 per person and are available from: https://tickets.myguestlist.com.au/v259910ae9622d9/chandon-s/

For discounted tickets, pop in this code: HandcraftedBitters - and get $15 off the ticket price (so the ticket is only $30!).

For those who are more spontaneous, walk-ins will be able to enjoy The Chandon S Lawn, with food and Chandon S cocktails available for purchase. 

Wanna know more about CHANDON S?

Just as Chandon Australia’s story begins in Champagne, so too does the story of Chandon S. The original Champagne Cocktail recipe was first published in 1862 by Professor Jerry Thomas and combined a lump of sugar with one or two dashes of Angostura bitters in a goblet of Champagne, served over ice with a twist of lemon peel. 

Made from a blend of Chandon sparkling and hand crafted orange bitters, Chandon S reimagines the original Champagne Cocktail over ice for a refreshingly unexpected beverage. The unique bitters flavour in Chandon S was created using seven natural, high quality, local ingredients including blood orange and navel orange peel, gentian root, fresh ginger, vanilla, cinnamon and green cardamom. 

Chandon S is best enjoyed over ice with a twist of orange.  

Website: www.chandon-s.com for more info

Follow the convo on socials: @Chandonaus #ChandonS #ChicEasy

Facebook: www.facebook.com/chandonaus

Friday, 6 October 2017

'Wogs At Work': Nick Giannopoulos and Sooshi Mango: TICKETS + VIDEOS

Have you seen 'Wogs At Work' yet?

It's the all NEW show created by the Godfather of wogs, Nick Giannopoulos, the creator of 'Wogs Out Of Work', 'Acropolis Now', as well as the hit movies 'The Wog Boy' and 'The Kings of Mykonos', now featuring the talented guys from Sooshi Mango, who have had over 25 million views online of their hilarious videos, and both of which are Josie's Juice faves.

'Wogs At Work' has been playing all over Aussieland and has received rave reviews. I mean, c'mon: it's a show created by wogs, for wogs, and for anyone who knows a wog... which is EVERYONE.
Here are some clips to give you a taste. We love how Nick explains the whole wog thing: basically, if you've been subjected to racist bullshit over the years in the lovely land of Oz, and have been called a wog (and even if you haven't), then... you're a wog. But a non wog can't call a wog a wog. Got it? 

Get your tickets HERE.

Sydney shows left:

- Friday 6 October, 8pm
- Saturday 7 October, 7pm and 9.30pm
- Sunday 4.30pm

Then West Australia shows:

- Wednesday 11 October, 8pm
- Thursday 12 October, 8pm
- Friday 13 October, 7pm and 9.30pm
- Saturday 14 October, 7pm and 9.30pm

And here is more Nick and Sooshi Mango juice:

CLICK HERE for a recent Nick interview.

Tuesday, 3 October 2017

Tom Petty: Not Dead. Reports Retracted. Statement here.

In what is reminiscent of the Jeff Goldblum death misreporting, singer Tom Petty has not, in fact, died.

In a report just in, this one, absolutely verified.

For the past few hours we have believed Tom Petty had died. But nope. Alive... not well, but definitely alive. 
Fellow musos Courtney Love, Kid Rock, Cyndi Lauper, and KISS's Paul Stanley were among scores of fans posting remembrances on Twitter, where Petty was the top worldwide trending topic. A memorial was even scheduled for his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
But the 66 year old entertainer is still alive, and news outlets that announced his death have now retracted their stories. The Walk of Fame tribute was cancelled. Oops!
So, how did the confusion start? With CBS News and the Los Angeles Police Department, where CBS published Petty’s obituary after tweeting that the LAPD had confirmed his death. The trade paper Variety followed, citing an unnamed source confirming the rocker’s death.
Here are some untimely tributes:
After the reports, the LAPD issued a statement saying it has no information on Petty’s condition and that “initial information was inadvertently provided to some media sources.”
“We apologise for any inconvenience in this reporting,” the department said. CBS and Variety sites both amended their stories. CBS News also released a statement maintaining that it “reported information obtained officially from the LAPD about Tom Petty.” “The LAPD later said it was not in a position to confirm information about the singer,” the statement said.
The beacon of all breaking news, TMZ, said that emergency crews were unable to find a pulse after a 911 call by his wife from their Malibu home and he was showing no signs of brain activity upon arriving at UCLA Santa Monica Hospital. It claimed that his loved ones made the decision to switch off life support a short time later.
TMZ even published audio of the 911 call made by Petty’s wife after she discovered her husband wasn’t breathing. Dana York can be heard telling the dispatcher she needs help because he’s not responding, to which she’s told to kneel down on the ground and give him CPR.
Tom Petty’s daughter also just took to social media to say her father was still alive.
Both CBS and Variety now cite TMZ reporting that says Petty is “clinging to life” after suffering cardiac arrest.
An LAPD spokesman said in an interview that its spokespeople did not respond to any incident involving Tom Petty.
Petty’s manager did not respond to emails and phone calls seeking comment Monday.
We wish Tom a speedy recovery and hope that those obituaries honouring his wonderful life are not written after all.
Here are some of Tom's most renowned hits:

Thursday, 28 September 2017

Hugh Hefner Dies Age 91

Hugh Hefner has died, age 91.

He was the founder of Playboy.

The iconic personality behind Playboy magazine, passed away Wednesday at age 91, his media company confirmedHugh Marston Hefner was born on April 9, 1926, in Chicago, Illinois. He began his publishing career as a copywriter for Esquire magazine before launching Playboy, according to IMDB.

The first issue of Playboy hit newsstands in 1953 and featured a nude calendar photo of Marilyn MonroeSelling for 50 cents a copy and was published without a date in case there wasn’t a second issue, according to CNN.

Here are some celebs who have graced the covers, and below some clips from Hugh including his 'Girls Of The Playboy' mansion show (aka: 'Girls Next Door'):