SA Mums Bree and Jesaaaay win MKR 2014

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Bree May and Jessica Liebich celebrate with their families winning My Kitchen Rules. Picture Channel 7 Source: Channel 7

After scoring a set of straight 9’s from the judges, South Australian mum’s Bree and Jessica beat out Chloe and Kelly to take out the title of My Kitchen Rules champions for 2014 and earning themselves a cool $250,000.

I must say, I was a little taken aback by the mum’s win though. Sitting there watching the two hour cooking marathon, both myself and my boyfriend were convinced, the least liked of the two teams – Chloe and Kelly, were sure to win.

And this was based purely on the judges comments while eating the courses – though I can only assume, the bones found in the trout and the thick cut rose glass on the desert was what let the girls down.

Just like last season, both Bree and Jess and Kelly and Chloe had no idea who had in fact won even though the finale was filmed over a year ago.  Two endings were filmed with each team winning and it wasn’t until last night’s airing that Bree and Jess discovered they had beaten the well traveled foodies.

After the hooplah that has been talk of rigged scoring, judge favoritism, bullying and teams being sent to cooking classes (perhaps they should send them to a cooking class where they actually learn to cook – Harry, i’m talking about you) My Kitchen Rules finishes for another year on a high and a massive ratings win.

My Kitchen Rules is set to return for another season – with or without Pete Evans – in 2015 on Channel 7.

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MKR Finale Chloe and Kelly Vs Bree and Jess

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Was I the only one who thought, after all the promotion, we’d be seeing a Chloe and Kelly vs Helena and Vikki finale?

So, Chloe and Kelly plus Bree and Jessica in the finale of My Kitchen Rules 2014….Who’d have thunk it?  Some are calling the Perth girls win into the finale over Paul and Blair a farce and only done for ratings – there’s even a handful of ‘Boycott MKR 2014 finale‘ Facebook pages up and running and ousted contestants are less than impressed with how the two have acted throughout the season.

Don’t forget, they barely made it through the very first round of instant restaurants.

Barely.

Remember the uproar when they went through and we all called foul on Manu’s scoring?

Call it what you will…there’s been more than enough ‘choice’ scores put up by judges throughout this season that has dramatically affected and thus created this final pairing we have in front of us tonight.

Needless to say, while the two were far from being anyone’s favorite team, the ‘well traveled foodies’ have, over the extended course of this season, worn me down with their cooking ability to a point, where I actually prefer these two over the inane Helena and Vikki – but that’s an entirely different post on it’s own.

Bree and Jess on the other hand looked set to have a breezy path into the finales until..you know…Jess’s complete breakdown during the MKR truck rounds and from then on, the mum’s have been on a rocky path that has been less in-your-face and less confrontational than Chloe and Kelly yet has seen them just scrape into the finale.

So while the final two teams in the finale are a surprise (I foresaw a Paul and Blair vs Cathy and Anna finale) both teams have had their fair share of wins and near misses to ensure that it’s going to be hard to pick an easy win.

Who’s your tip to win?  Do you think Chloe and Kelly’s win was rigged for ratings?

My Kitchen Rules finale airs tonight, Channel 7 at 7:30pm

Courteney Cox Says Friends Reunion Will Not Happen

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Former Friends star Courteney Cox spoke to David Letterman on Monday’s show in which he brought up a question that has been asked millions of times – Is there going to be a Friends reunion movie based off their hit show?

“You’re sick of the question, aren’t you?” Letterman asked Cox, who played Monica Geller in the popular sitcom.

“Only because once you say, ‘Well, I’d like it,’ then they have to contact every other cast member and be like, ‘Courteney’s into it!’ And then I get in trouble.”

“It’s not gonna happen,” she finished.

It doesn’t help that Courteney can’t even arrange a cast dinner that’s also been ten years in the works.

Cox also added that as the series was set between Monica’s apartment and local coffee shop Central Perk, she wonders just how exciting a movie based off the series could be.

“We did the whole show on a soundstage in Monica’s apartment,” she said.  “So what are you gonna do?”

In the most recent issue of EW magazine, Friends creators Marta Kauffman and David Crane look back at the Friends finale and how they felt about the Joey Spin-off and those pesky reunion rumors!

Do you think a Friends reunion should take place?

The Face Australia Episode 6 Recap

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I knew it.  I gosh well darn knew it.  I knew if I let on that Brittaney was my favorite to win then, with my previous luck, she’d be going home sooner than later and dammit…I need to keep my mouth shut!

So getting back to the start, It’s Team Naomi versus Team Cheyenne and the girls are still reeling after Anoushka’s departure, the demolition of Team Nicole and the confrontation between Naomi and Nicole at the end of last weeks episode.

Chantal proves once again why she’s the least likable of Team Naomi…

Shut up Chantal
Shut up Chantal

While talking about world domination, Brittaney then chimes in with the thought of “Imagine if we all ended up as top 4 – Team Naomi – top 4!” to which Sarah replies “I’ve always said Top 4” – but without you Brittaney.  They continue to gloat over their numerous wins while over at Team Cheyenne, the music is a bit more sombre and sad.

Nikolina is convinced that someone from Team Naomi needs to go next and that they, as a team, need to unite to beat them, though NSFW Olivia feels she is the one to take Team Cheyenne to ‘the next level’

Sure NSFW Olivia
Sure NSFW Olivia

It’s Test Shoot Time!  Ruth has no idea what they could be in for next because apparently, they have done everything there ever was to do in the entire world already in these test shoots…well except for bring world peace…..and a lingerie shoot with a half naked male model.

So the girls will be modeling lingerie by burlesque superstar Dita Von Teese and it’s hard to tell if Ruth is excited about the challenge or surprised that there really is something that they haven’t done yet in these test shoots…

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catching flies…..

Olivia is just plain relieved she can finally just be herself…

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Normal and NSFW

Sadly, Dita isn’t on hand to help publicize her brand as she’s still smarting after her confrontation with the legendary Rhonda Burchmore at last years Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival but thankfully, now that Nicole Trunfio has no team left to focus on, she’s kindly stepped in to show the girls how to model in lingerie – being sexy witout being trashy…they have to think more Vogue and less Zoo Weekly Magazine.

While Nicole is talking away, it seems YaYa (who’s snuck around the back of the group) is having some issues with the task ahead….and by issues I mean “please Jesus forgive me for modelling in lingerie” as it turns out our girl YaYa is rather conservative and religious.

Now, YaYa is not the first girl with religious beliefs to appear on a modeling competition, but serisouly, these girls all seem shocked that they find themselves in a situation where they would have to pose either in lingerie or naked while participating in such a competition.

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I swear I didn’t know!

Now if YaYa wasn’t having enough issues with the challenge, Georges decides to throw in an extra kicker – they have to do the modelling with a half naked male model!

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‘Sup dude?

The girls start to get a bit flustered when Nicole jumps in and shows them the proper way to model lingerie without looking like a rank slapper…

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So who did good?  Well Sarah was back in fine form after last weeks test shoot disaster.  She was grabbing hair and flaying herself about the male model and it worked.

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And shock horror – YaYa comes out guns (or cans) blazing.  She’s got the do it or die attitude and do it she does!

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Who did not so good?  Nikolina, poor lass looked like a deer caught in headlights.  She somehow managed to suck any form of sexuality from the scene which resulted in the following..

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NSFW Olivia should have nailed this.  As YaYa states “Olivia wakes up and she just looks sexy”.  This test shoot was basically tailor made for Olivia but when it came time to shoot….

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YaYa – praise the lord, wins the test shoot and a whole bunch of lingerie from the Dita Von Teese collection that will never see the light of day.

Back to the industrial loft, and the split in Team Naomi is massive. No matter how many times we’re shown images of Chantal and Sarah playing nice with Brittaney, we all know those girls just ain’t getting along at all.

Brittaney is off with YaYa, confiding in her that Chantal is continuing to be distant and just a big ole ‘bitch and that it had gotten to the point where Britt had no choice but to confide in Naomi all the evil that Chantal had been diddling in.  Smart move? We’ll soon enough find out.

Campaign Shoot Time!

The girls are off to shoot a look book for ‘iconic’ sunglasses brand Le’ Specs.  Usually known for high end and very fashionable sunglasses, this particular collection is ‘By Craig and Karl for Le Specs’ and feature the most ghastly and unwearable sunglasses ever made.

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These are more appealing…

But before I get into the shoot itself, I need to talk about the elephant….or potato sack in the room.  You guessed it, what in the eff is Nicole Trunfio wearing?

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Like seriously…

Is this over sized and shapeless sack punishment for seeing Nicole work her magic in lingerie during the test shoot?  Either way, I am aghast and disappointed in this dress (if it is indeed a dress).

Okay now I have that out of my system, lets talk the campaign shoot.  Male models (or actually well fit dancers) are on hand to be a part of the shoot which will see each teams lookbook feature four photographs.

Cheyenne flounces in to greet her team looking gorgeous as usual. She edging her team into producing photos with motion and movement

Olivia used to be a NSFW ballet dancer!
Olivia used to be a NSFW ballet dancer!

While Team Naomi need to have the most awkward team meeting I’ve ever not been invited to.

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Britt’s “talk” with Naomi earlier has now come to a head where Naomi flat out asks Chantal if she has been a complete cow about Brittaney behind her back.

“No”

“I’ve never said that at all”

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Yeah Chantal, and I just adored that freaking white sack Nicole is wearing at the test shoot.  See I can lie too, I just don’t do it to Naomi Campell’s face.

So Naomi takes Chantal’s word as golden gospel, stamps her foot and claims there’s a new rule for Team Naomi – If you’re gonna be a rotten bitch to each other, do it in the loft and don’t bring it to campaign shoot day.

It all then gets very awkward as Brittaney now has to work with the girls she ‘tattled’ to Naomi about.

So getting back to the campaign shoot….the tension from the earlier meeting is starting to show and even though last week Brittaney shone, Naomi finds it necessary to single her out – once again!

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“I am most worried about Brittaney” “What are you doing Brittaney?” “Are you in the picture or are you not involved in the picture?” “See that bridge Brittaney, jump off it”….etc etc.

Naomi, while still in practice phase, decides she wants Ruth to jump whilst in heels in her photo.  There’s a few practice wobbles before Ruth lands painfully wrong and she’s down and out.  One needs to remind Naomi and the girls that only Sarah Jessica Parker can move like that in heels.

So moving onto the actual shoot…it’s fine.  Team Naomi all do their thing and with five minutes left, it was time for Brittaney’s solo shot. Someone from Team Naomi utters “she looks scared” before they all giggle and Cheyenne even decides to point out that she believes Britt is Naomi’s weakest link.

One minute left…time for the group shot.  So how’s that team dynamic going after Naomi had her little chat with the group?

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Can you guess who said this?

Time for Team Cheyenne and immediately, Cheyenne’s group shot looks incredible when compared to Team Naomi’s.  There’s various perspectives and interactions and movement.  It’s looks quite vibrant, even in those ridiculous glasses.

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Winning!

The final result shows Team Cheyenne absolutely smashing it with NSFW Olivia producing the weakest shot.

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Team Cheyenne’s look book

Team Naomi offered up four single shots of the girls modeling the glasses.  They liked Sarah’s smile shot, and loved Britt’s image. Chantal produced the weakest shot while they all fawned over Ruth.

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Team Naomi’s look book

TEAM CHEYENNE WINS!  We all knew it was bound to happen, but yes, Team Naomi suffer’s only their second loss in the competition to date.

Naomi now has to put two of her girls up for elimination knowing only one will make it back alive.  She calls it a ‘consequence’ for them loosing before choosing Brittaney and her mortal enemy Chantal  to go up for elimination – but not before they put on their red lipstick and umm….Naomi…umm….crying over her decision.

Crocodile tears from Naomi?
Crocodile tears from Naomi?

She actually seems genuinely upset about having to put Britt and Chantal up, it’s slightly unnerving seeing Naomi in such a state.

Elimination Time.  Chantal continues to prove why shes so damn unlikable by basically saying “We’ve been friends for years but in here….she could be drowning and I wouldn’t save her if it means I win”

Chantal and Britt both put forward their cases as to why they should stay.  Chantal is here to win and not walk away a loser while Brittaney just lays down some (unintentional) smackdown..

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Not impressed with Britt’s use of the word Angelic, Chantal decides to rebut with the following garbage “I feel shes completely wrong.  I think I am versatile, I however do not think Brittaney is versatile, she has editorial looks I do not see commercial in her.  I can do editorial, commercial, I can do it all.  Each time we’ve lost, Brittaney has been the one down here, I have been strong the entire competition so I think it’s fair that I do stay over Brittaney”

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You done yet?

So Cheyenne decides to keep the strongest girl in the competition…I kind of applaud her for not stooping to Naomi’s level in the elimination room and just getting rid of anyone remotely connected to Team Nicole, but…you know…Cheyenne…you’re sending my Britt home!

Talk about me being conflicted with my feelings on this.

Ok, I’m not conflicted.  I was more….

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This is where the ep ends for me as Britt has to go home.  I’ve chosen not to write about the drivel that was Naomi in her black lace veil ‘mourning’ with the rest of Team Naomi over losing one of her girls.

THE END!

Oh yeah…. here’s Team Anthobuzz’s team card right now…

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CRAP

True Blood Season 7 Teaser Trailer Released

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The final season of HBO’s True Blood is fast approaching and as we all eagerly await, HBO dropped a teaser trailer on Sunday to further the excitement for True Bloods return in June.

The 35 second preview reveals that our favorite residents on Bon Temps have begun to turn on each other, guns aimed and pointed, and if things couldn’t get any worse, it seems the townsfolk will also have to deal with ‘sick vampires’ ravaging the town.

As you’ll see in the teaser below, neither Eric nor Bill were shown.

True Blood, season 7, returns Sunday June 22nd on HBO and on Showcase via Foxtel shortly after.

 

The Orange is the New Black Season 2 Trailer is Everything!

As the title states, this Orange Is The New Black season 2 trailer is everything!

Oh my.  If I were wearing pearls around my neck, I’d be clutching them by now!

So it looks like Chapman ended up in SHU after self defending herself from a cross wielding Pennsatucky (how freaking awesome is Tarryn Manning btw?), new faces come to stay, Daya and John are still going strong with their somewhat secret relationship and a returning inmate nicknamed Vee is looking to cause some trouble for both Red and Rosa.

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Orange is the New Black returns to Netflix for it’s second season on June 6th.  Foxtel sometime in Sprint 2014.

Orphan Black Season 2 Continues to Shine.

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Paul (Dylan Bruce) finds himself torn between two waring groups Source: Supplied

It’s only been a few short weeks since the end of the awesome Orphan Black season one which aired on SBS2 (thank you!) and now, on Tuesday night, our memberships to the ‘Clone Club’ will earn a gold star as Sarah, Cosima, Alison and the rest of the characters return to our screens for a kicker brand new season.

Season one was all about who the clones were and now, season two will look at who created the clones and just who is the original clone.

When we last checked in, Sarah Manning (Tatiana Maslany) was standing at her daughter’s bedroom window with the realization that Kira had been kidnapped and needless to say, when Orphan Black returns on Tuesday night, no time is left wasted as Sarah blasts into overdrive to find her kidnapped daughter.

We are literally back with Sarah as she was when we first met her in season one, on the run and separated from her daughter, but this time round the stakes are much higher as we (the viewers) are utterly and wholly invested in Sarah and Kira.

The opening scene alone is filled with so much tension and action – and there’s only four characters involved – and we only know one of them…it’s the perfect opening to continue the head first ride we were dragged along with the first season.

Where the emphasis on Orphan Black’s first season was to identify and individualize each and every clone, we’re now in a comfortable enough place with the clones to focus on developments of certain outer characters in Sarah’s life including Paul (Dylan Bruce), Felix (Jordan Garvais) and Leekie (Matt Frewer) thus closing a glaring void that was very evident in the shows incredible first season.

Felix was the witty sidekick to Sarah’s urban grit, Paul was the ‘is he bad?  Is he good?’ guy and Leekie was your stock standard evil genius who was up-to no good but now that Cosima and Alison and the other clones have been so clearly identified we’re allowed a glimpse into these side players that are playing a bigger part in Sarah’s world than we could have ever imagined.

Tatiana Maslanay as clone Cosima. Source: Provided
Tatiana Maslanay as clone Cosima. Source: Provided

But this is not to say there will be any less focus on our favorite clones.  We’ll start to see dynamics change between the three main clones – Sarah, Alison and Cosima, who all find themselves dealing with the fallout of their actions from season one.  Alison is trying to move on with her life, trying to repair her image within her picture perfect white picket fence neighborhood, Cosima is torn between her love for Delphine and trying to find a cure to her illness while Sarah wants answers….but it she looking in the right direction?

Continuing in this second season, is the subtle touches of intentional light humor scattered among each episode.  From Alison’s shining moment in a community theater production to Felix’s positively on spot outfit choices to a moment between Sarah and a child on a bus – it’s evident these glimmers of light have become an integral part of the show allowing a slice away from the full force of darkness and intensity.

Orphan Black never really stopped hitting all the right marks in season one.  There was always something happening, something being revealed, something to grab your attention and force you to watch the next episode and after watching the first four episodes of season two, this fearlessness to give doesn’t stop.

Orphan Black season 2 begins Tuesday Night, 8:30pm – April 22nd on SBS 2 or for those who can’t wait till then, is now available via SBS on demand now!

The Face Australia Episode 5 Recap

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If there’s anything that can describe how I felt by the end of this episode…this would be it

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But before I became all ragey and sprouting hot tears, we have to go back to the start of the episode.  Poor Anoushka is the sole surviving member of Team Nicole after Naomi sent Melise packing last week.

Team Cheyenne are feeling sorry for Noush, knowing that she has a lot of pressure on her to do well and avoid ending up in the elimination room.  They offer comfort to Noush before they all groan about how bad Team Naomi’s campaign photo was last week.

Team Naomi on the other hand are living it up playground style with group hand slaps and waves and cheering after still managing to keep every member of their team.  Sarah is happy her team is still together but you know…they’d be better off if Brittaney were to be booted off.

Test Shoot time!  This time, it’s all about the catwalk and more specifically, how quickly the girls can change backstage and head back onto the runway which, according to Chantal, backstage. there’s usually bras and knickers, hair and hairspray flying around (which is my usual Friday night).

The Queen of the Catwalk – Naomi Campbell is on hand for this test shoot and she brings with her, her friend (yes Naomi has a friend) fashion designer Gail Elliot.  They talk about how important it is to be on spot when doing catwalk and how time spent backstage changing outfits is one of the most important things in life.

In a perfect world, this would be how all girls change outfits
In a perfect world, this would be how all girls change outfits on the catwalk.

So Naomi is going to show us quickly she can do it right?

No?

She’s going to show us how to walk – even though the challenge is how quickly the girls can change backstage….The girls put on their best “oooooooh” faces as Naomi walks down the catwalk ‘lightly on her feet’…cue claps and cheers and time for the models to battle it out.

Who did well?  Short list this time.  Having only two minutes to complete the challenge, only two girls managed to strip, change and walk the walk within the allotted time.  Yaya does it in 1 Minute 25 seconds though there was an awkward end of catwalk moment where no one really knew what was going on…had she finished, had she not…

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Ruth is also the only girl to make the cut but missed Yaya’s time by 10 seconds.

Who did Bad?  Poor Anoushka…she managed to set a record…for the longest time backstage – 2:51 seconds (I think she was doing crunches back stage), Brittaney (who hit a time of 2:01 seconds mind you) still found herself being called out by Naomi (once again) for looking down while walking and generally, everyone managed to complete the challenge in around the 2:14 second mark.

Yaya wins the challenge (almost be default) then there’s industrial type shots of the pipes and worn bricks outside before we head back inside for the Campaign Challenge.

George lulls the girls into a false sense on wonderment letting them all know they’ll be doing a catwalk show (in front of 200 VIP’s) at the Sydney Opera House for red carpet and bridal designer Steven Khalil…and after screaming and clapping and Ruth’s agape mouth, he tells the girls that the catwalk includes walking down 50 stairs.

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clearly this is before finding out about the whole 50 stairs thing

The dresses are stunning and the girls all rightfully so fawn all over them.  Naomi pops into check on her team and makes it be known that YOU CANNOT TOUCH YOUR DRESS NO MATTER WHAT!

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Noush is noticing how much material is included with hers…and when doing the maths…she’s not that tall, big dress, lots of layers plus 50 stairs and she’s starts to have some rather nasty visions..

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Team Cheyenne give us screams and A LOT of ‘Oh my gawds” and Cheyenne tells the girls “strong face” but we all know that Olivia and her NSFW face is waiting to pop out.

It’s practice time and Naomi, not satisfied with Brittaney’s survival last week, decides to attack once again.  “I’m very upset” “Watch Sarah” “What’s with the shoulders?” “Brittaney that walk is not even a runway walk, it’s diabolical” “Oh Lord have mercy!” “We’re losing this one” “drink this cup of bleach”….etc etc

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Naomi is not happy with Brittaney?

We’re now at the SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE! and the girls continue with practicing their down-50-stairs-with-a-sheet-dress walk.  Naomi, who is still concerned with Brittaney asks how her practice is coming along.  Sarah responds by throwing Brittaney under a bus “she’s tripped a couple of times…” Sarah might as well have been driving that bus.

Cheyenne (and that dress with the boobs…lordy lordy lordy) goes through a few practice walks with her girls “you can even have a bit of a bounce” (are straight guys watching this show?) and if you look carefully, you will have seen Brittaney make a break from the Mean Girls team and quietly merge into Team Cheyenne’s calm and playful practice session.

THAT dress is back!
THAT dress is back!

Time for the catwalk.  Team Naomi is up first and Naomi points out “I’m with them every step they take” – well, except for Brittaney.

*Chantal is regal and beautiful (blergh) and finishes up with the classic Angelina at the 2012 Oscars leg out pose..

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I could say mean things about Chantal here…..

*Ruth walks down those steps very…..very….s l o w l y.  Is she going to fall?

No.

But she probably wished she did because shock horror….SHE PICKED UP HER DRESS!

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RUTH…you’re dead to Naomi now.

Mind you, while the girls are walking, we all get to learn that Naomi has amazing ventriloquist skills.  The amount of talking with immobile lips could see her easily take it up as a second career option.

*Sarah, of course Sarah was her usual amazing self.

*Brittaney…well my my my.  It’s amazing she wasn’t found hiding in a corner, curled up in the fetal positing crying about not wanting to deal with Naomi anymore.  Instead, girl sashays down that catwalk like she’s been doing it for 20 years and looks brillopads while doing it!  (yay!)

Team Cheyenne is up next with YaYa up first.

*YaYa looks amazing and confident and…what that?  She’s stopped?  Why she stopped for?  Why is she kicking her dress?

Her foot is caught in her dress.  My god, with all that dress touching and kicking, could you imagine if she had been on Team Naomi?

After one last good kick (and a failed attempt by Cheynne to remove the dress from the shoe) YaYa manages to finish off her walk nicely.

*Nikolina – Flawless

*Olivia – You knew it was going to happen….her NSFW face was out in full bloom, those lips were parted like Noah did the red sea…if only Cheyenne had managed to get that glue earlier….

Team Nicole is up last.  Our single and solely Noush in her big girl gown!

*Anoushka looked like Bambi learning to walk.  The dress was hitched up, there was a lean, there was fear in her eyes…girl was on a mission to “get out of that dress”.

Judging time….Well clearly Steven Khalil has great taste as Brittaney was one of his favorites (go Britt!).  He wasn’t a fan of YaYa or Olivia but liked Nikolina and he thought Noush was stunning but SHE TOUCHED HER DRESS.

So Team Naomi wins (again)

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Nicole’s posture says it all…

Noush is automatically up for elimination while we see Cheyenne start to play the game by putting up YaYa – her strongest girl – for elimination.  She makes up some bull  to attempt to justify to her team why YaYa is up instead of NSFW Olivia.

Judging Time.  Naomi plays it cool, pretending she’s still unsure about who she’s sending home.  She goes through the motions of finding out who wants it more, who’s got more drive but we all know Naomi is out to crush Team Nicole and that she does.

Noush is gone.

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Now, in these types of shows, it’s usually the models who fight between themselves..but clearly, this is unlike any other model competition show.

Team Naomi are wishing for Noush’s triumphant return.  Apparently they have completely missed the whole Naomi vs Nicole saga that’s been raging on for the past few weeks.

When YaYa enters victorious, Brittaney says what we were all thinking “Like seriously, what the fuck?”  Cheyenne quickly skips up to Naomi thanking her for saving YaYa before Naomi, who’s now on her high horse, explains (falsely) why she send Noush packing.

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Nicole’s still hoping that looks will kill

Nicole sits and takes it all in, knowing she no longer has a team thanks to (mostly Naomi) and we’re all sitting and watching screaming at the TV for Nicole to stand up and say “What the fuck Naomi?!”…and then she does!

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Keeping it classy, Nicole chooses her words wisely “Naomi, the way I feel about this, is i don’t agree with your decision – ” before Naomi cuts in, spews up about being an editor for a magazine – in Russia and in Germany – and that Noush would never be picked up by IMG in America.

Basically it’s all lies and Naomi just wanted to crush Nicole.

Then the two (or mainly Naomi) get into it (with Cheyenne even pushing Nicole into the pit of poison) over the decision before out of no where, Naomi spits out –

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So while Naomi is shoving her own head up her own ass about how amazing she is and how much above she is over Nicole, Cheynne sits and watches….

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And it’s here Nicole points out what this show is actually about… “It’s not about me, it’s not about you, this is about the girls.  This competition is about the girls”.

Bout time somebody told Naomi.

She’s still not listening though, as she’s still on her rant.  Always the lady, Nicole stands up, wishes the girls in the competition the best of luck” and walks out while Naomi continues on about how her decision was not based on bias.

Get your hand off it Naomi.

Next Week:  Damaged ankles, an unflattering dress and sunglasses no one would ever wear!

Oh, and how’s Team Anthobuzz going?

Goooooo Brittaney!

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Not so good…..At least Brittaney is still here!

Foxtel on Lannisters, Pirates and Game of Thrones

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Foxtel’s head of corporate affairs, Bruce Meagher has been a busy little bee of of late.  He’s been tucked away in his neat little corner typing away an open letter to you, to me, to everyone in Australia in fact, about how disgusted he is with our incessant need to illegally download Foxtels exclusive Game of Thrones here in Australia.

Clearly he’s been working on this little piece ever since Foxtel signed on the HBO dotted line cutting out iTunes and Google Play from also offering Game of Thrones to fans who were not Foxtel subscribers.

Titled “Piracy: At least the Lannisters Pay their debts” (in which, the title alone makes you feel like we should be indebted to Foxtel for even providing us with Game of Thrones in the first place) Meagher literally compares illegal downloading of Game of Thrones to “stealing a  Ferrari on the basis that the waiting list is too long or the price is too high.”

He pleads and begs with us to “think of the actors, extras, writers, camera crew, make up artists, editors, special effects teams and the many others who make Game of Thrones” before we hit that torrent download button and had Meagher continued down this ‘look, illegal downloading is wrong’ line then I’m sure I wouldn’t have scoffed at the letter as a whole.

See, after calling torrent downloaders car thieves and uninformed pirates, Meagher then proceeds to turn his open letter about a television provider dealing with rife downloading of a highly popular television show into a written piece of extended advertising for Foxtel, it’s Foxtel Go and Play services and how awesome it is when compared along side to iTunes and “similar services”

Cripes.

You know what, in the end, you’ll get more out his Meagher’s open letter by the time you hit the comments section.  It’s an absolute gem to which Meagher originally attempts to rebut before he stops responding.

While I don’t condone the practice of torrenting shows, when push comes to shove and someone decides to monopolise a product that was once available to us through other avenues…..

“The Lannisters may not be a pleasant lot, but they, at least, always pay their debts.” – way to keep it cool Bruce.

 

The Block Finale Surprises All

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Upset win … Brad, Sophie and Dale congratulate a shocked Steve O’Donnell and Chantelle Ford. Picture: Ian Currie Source: News Corp Australia

The Block Fans Vs Faves closed out with massive profits and a shock win with underdogs Steve and Chantelle taking out top spot and breaking a The Block profit record.

Steve and Chantelle….they won The Block….

Who knew parquetry walls and plywood cupboards were in such high demand these days?

Their apartment sold for $2.4 million dollars, $636,000 above reserve which also netted them a further $100,000 for winning this season seeing the couple walk away with a total of $736,000 for their ‘efforts’ during the shows 10 week build.

Fan favourites Brad and Dale were up first (their reserve was set at $1,802,750) and a fierce bidding war saw the boys sell their apartment for $2.31 million — $507,250 above reserve.  viewers favourite and my pick to win, Kyal and Kara, sold their apartment for $2.44 million — $567,250 above their reserve of $1,872,750.

Last years winners Alisa and Lysandra took first place when a final bid of $2.375 million — a massive $616,000 above the reserve of $1.759 million was made but it was Steve and Chantelle, they of the spotlight curtains, black basins, parquetry walls and bad editing that ultimately had the apartment that everyone wanted to buy.

I’m as shocked as most about the final result…you’ll remember my parting words to Chantelle in my Open Letter to The Block’s Chantelle Part Deux post…

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Guess I have to eat my words….

Once again, I have no powers when it comes to picking a winner in any kind of reality competition show!

THE BLOCK: HOW IT ALL ENDED UP

Apartment 4 — Brad and Dale

Reserve: $1,802,750

Sold: $2,310,000

Profit: $507,250

 

Apartment 2 — Kyal and Kara

Reserve: $1,872,750

Sold: $2,440,000

Profit: $567,250

 

Apartment 3 — Alisa and Lysandra

Reserve: $1,759,000

Sold: $2,375,000

Profit: $616,000

 

Apartment 1 — Steve and Chantelle

Reserve: $1,834,000

Sold: 2,470,000

Profit: $636,000

Plus $100,000 prize money

TOTAL: $736,000

The newest series of The Block has just begun filming in Prahran in inner city Melbourne and will screen later in the year.