SPRING CARNIVAL: Donna Demaio runs through her tips for surviving the Spring Racing carnival.
CHARLIE BOORMAN: Charley Boorman has enjoyed a great deal of time on two wheels travelling the world with buddy Ewan McGregor in the popular "Long Way" series.
DONNA DEMAIO: Donna's gossip sheet for October 15.
GOSSIP: Hugh Jackman has donated several priceless pieces for auction including a chance to meet him and attend his Broadway show The River.
MELBOURNE: I’m going to forgive Sir Tom Jones for singing a song with lyrics that include, “I love my biscuits sunk in gravy” because with that marvellously rich, deep voice, he could sing anything, absolutely anything and make it sound amazing.
Quote of the week: “Their femininity, their cleanliness, their socks and how they feel”, was Robbie Williams’ answer in Melbourne when asked for ...
TV: Margaret Pomeranz and David Stratton have confirmed they are both retiring from the small screen after a 28 year on-air partnership.
DONNA DEMAIO: Sarah Jessica Parker slams the world's obsession with judging people on their looks.
DONNA DEMAIO: Miley Cyrus compares herself to Elvis in this week's Gossip Sheet.
DONNA DEMAIO: The second season of Real Housewives of Melbourne has begun filming. There are two new faces after season one's Andrea Moss decided not to return to the show.
DONNA DEMAIO: Eddie Perfect on the end of 'Offspring'?
ROYAL MELBOURNE SHOW: Just one flappy duck plastic toy had Consumer Affairs concerned when staff sifted through more than three thousand items included in this year's Royal Melbourne showbags.
DONNA DEMAIO: The campaign to have 3AW’s Bruce Mansfield be part of Channel Ten’s 50 year celebrations is gaining momentum with some top support.
REVIEW: Keith Urban is the real deal. From the get go at Rod Laver Arena, the country charmer urged the adoring audience to get on its feet and naturally, thousands obliged.
VIDEO: Australian director Baz Luhrmann (Strictly Ballroom, Moulin Rouge, The Great Gatsby) kicked up his heels at the launch party of Melbourne Emporium in the CBD.
WATCH: The new multi-million Qantas Business Lounge has been officially opened at Tom Bradley airport Los Angeles, with a soulful rendition of Come Fly with Me, sung by performer Hugh Sheridan.
VIDEO: Miss Universe Australia invited 3AW behind the scenes as 31 beauty pageant contestants prepare for tonight's National Finals at the Sofitel in Melbourne.
LISTEN: Simon Gleeson will step onto Her Majesty's stage for the premiere of the new production of the classic musical Les Miserables in the prized lead role of Jean Valjean.
DONNA DEMAIO: Melbourne has secured a massive artistic coup, with the Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI) in Federation Square to host the exhibition called "David Bowie is".
DONNA DEMAIO: Blonde Brynne has taken another step towards shaking off her ex.
AUSTRALIAN RADIO EXCLUSIVE: 3AW Donna Demaio sits down for a one-on-one interview with Hollywood legend Clint Eastwood.
WATCH: Acclaimed producer Cameron Mackintosh has arrived down-under for the Australian premiere of the new production of Les Miserables at Her Majesty's Theatre on July 3.
VIDEO: Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban prefaced their arrival at the Swisse Celebrate Life Ball at the Grand Hyatt with a visit to the Monash Children's Hospital where they talked with patients and staff.
DONNA DEMAIO: Ronan Keating will make his West End debut at the Phoenix Theatre in November in the gorgeous musical Once.
DONNA DEMAIO: Eric Bana contemplates the impact of social media and the internet on children.
DONNA DEMAIO: Who’s a busy man? Shane Jacobson (Kenny) is currently making a new feature film Oddball.
RED CARPET VIDEO: "The Block" host Scott Cam has taken out Australian TV's highest honour.
OPENING: Would you pay around 360 dollars for a menu that includes bacon and egg ice cream or snail porridge?
DONNA DEMAIO: A TV host is not overly happy his sister is one of the women looking for a partner in the Channel Nine show, When Love Comes To Town.
BEHIND THE SCENES: It's been 21 years since Craig McLachlan pulled on the fishnet stockings (well in public anyway, ha ha) to perform Frank N Furter in Richard O'Brien's Rocky Horror Show.
DONNA DEMAIO: Which super-talented Foxtel-featured actress opted to go overseas to do charity work with the UN, rather than head to the Logies last week?
Could it be that superstar Robbie Williams will be trackside at this year’s Albert Park Grand Prix? He’s a big fan of racing legend Jackie Stewart, who regularly attends the Melbourne race and has announced an Australian tour.
TELEVISION: The ratings are in for the first three-way showdown between a trio of blockbuster reality TV competitors.
VIDEO: When movie-makers Lesley Hammond and Jenny Walsh filmed a sneezing baby panda a few years ago, they knew they’d captured something special.
VIDEO: The Gold Logie nominees have been announced.
REVIEWS: Each year at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, tens of thousands of people go in search of that very experience in a bid to lose themselves in fun and glee.
REVIEW: A supremely fit Bruce Springsteen appeared to have surprised even himself during his first Melbourne concert at the weekend, declaring to his adoring crowd that, 'I think I got possessed by my 30-year-old self."
DONNA DEMAIO: ‘I’ve been wiping bums. Not just the baby’s but anyone who walks by,’ ribbed Rove McManus when asked what he’s been doing during a recent trip home.
WATCH: The cast of new Channel Nine show Fat Tony and Co gathered at Crown Village Cinemas for a private screening of the first episode of the highly anticipated gangland series.
REVIEW: Sir Cameron Mackintosh was sitting in his New York office, keen for a chat.
DONNA DEMAIO: Weaver joins an impressive list of actors heading to the AACTA awards in Sydney this Thursday including Sam Worthington, David Wenham, Daniel Macpherson and Claudia Karvan.
VIDEO, PHOTOS: More than 40 models, including Jennifer Hawkins, Kate Peck and Kris Smith, strutted the catwalk at Mural Hall for the Myer Autumn Winter launch.
DONNA DEMAIO: There are concerns a dwarf-tossing scene in the latest Leonardo Di Caprio film could encourage others to attempt the practice.
WATCH: There is a great deal of hype leading up to the premiere of The Real Housewives of Melbourne on Foxtel's Arena on February 23.
DONNA DEMAIO: Vikki Moursellas, 25, says it’s a dream come true to see her face plastered on giant billboards around town.
VIDEO: Dolly Parton is back in town, looking just as 'trampy' (her words) as ever.
DONNA DEMAIO: Cricket legend Shane Warne has told Melbourne media that it's “all good” when asked to comment on his relationship with Liz Hurley.
BEHIND THE SCENES: It's being touted as the television event of the year. The two-part INXS telemovie Never Tear Us Apart will premiere Sunday February 9 on Channel Seven.
GOSSIP SHEET: Keith Urban reveals what keeps him grounded; TV show filming disrupted and MTC's big bucks.
GOSSIP SHEET: ‘I’m bloody boring. So, they’re less interested in us boring people. It really just comes down to that,’ says Melbourne superstar Eric Bana about why he’s left alone by the paparazzi.
DANCING WITH THE STARS: Magician Cosentino is celebrating his win on Dancing with the Stars on Channel Seven last night. Donna Demaio reveals his secret to success.
PHOTO GALLERY: More than 1,000 people attended the 11th G'day USA black tie gala at the JW Marriott this week.
G'DAY LA: Australia's golden girl Kylie Minogue is set to do a surprise gig in LA as part of the G'day LA celebrations.
GOSSIP SHEET: . Amongst the names coming out for next year’s Supernova expo in April in Melbourne are Lindsay Wagner, the original Bionic Woman and Verne Troyer …yes Mini-Me from Austin Powers.
GOSSIP SHEET: Find out which celebrity chef fed oysters to his two-year-old.
DONNA DEMAIO: Songstress Kylie Minogue has thrilled a star-studded crowd at the Qantas Spirit of Australia party at Mr C Hotel in Beverly Hills, with a fun performance of some of her greatest hits.
GOSSIP SHEET: Legal action has been threatened over the 40 thousand dollars in winnings from the “Almost footy legends” segment on Channel Nine’s Footy Show.
GOSSIP: Megan Gale says it was not an easy decision for either herself or boyfriend (former Carlton player) Shaun Hampson to move to the Tigers.
PHOTOS: Gary Ablett Jnr has joined rare company, winning a second Brownlow medal.
GOSSIP SHEET: just woke up an hour ago,” says Collingwood star Dane Swan who admitted to laziness when I asked him on the red carpet about his preparation for the Brownlow.
GOSSIP SHEET: Blues brother Dan Aykroyd is heading to Melbourne next month to talk up his own vodka label Crystal Head.
LISTEN: Hollywood siren Sharon Stone plays Dorothy Boreman, a haggard and exhausted housewife and mother in new film Lovelace, which tells the story of 1970's porn actress Linda Lovelace.
GOSSIP: Shane Warne spotted picking up a take-away pizza at a local eatery, wearing no shoes. That’s right, Warnie hit the pavement in just his socks.
VIDEO: Fashionistas and celebrities joined 3AW's Donna Demaio for the Myer Fashion lunch at the Atrium, Flemington.
VIDEO: A sneak peek from today's David Jones runway show ahead of the Spring Racing Carnival.
REVIEW: Ricky Martin is hot. I mean literally. Within two minutes of his hit-packed set at Rod Laver Arena, he's sweating buckets.
DONNA DEMAIO: 'Blues Brothers' director John Landis has strong views about Hollywood, movie-making, Dan Aykroyd and terrible scripts.
CAULFIELD CUP: Glorious sunshine is greeting thousands of race goers at Caufield racecourse.
READ: Wonderland star Brooke Satchwell tells of being a social media pariah, and why she's "so f------ happy".
GOSSIP SHEET: Beware the perils of social media. The girlfriend of Melbourne footballer Colin Sylvia was his fiancé for a short time, after the player’s Facebook was “hacked”, as he described it.
ENTERTAINMENT: “Time’s right to do things a little bit differently. Keep thinking outside the box,” says Hugo Weaving about new Aussie film The Turning.
GOSSIP SHEET: Quote of the week: “Oh my god, I actually screamed. It was quite frightening and super creepy,” says Rachel Griffiths after attending the world premiere of her new horror film Patrick, the remake of the Aussie cult classic.
SPRING FASHION WEEK:'You are allowed to smile' says Melbourne Spring Fashion Week Event Producer Valentina Jovanovska as she, with a talented panel, decide who will walk the runway at the upcoming fashion week.
GOSSIP SHEET: Tweet of the week: @DollyParton I’m old enough and cranky enough now that if someone tried to tell me what to do, I’d tell them where to put it! ;)
P!NK CONCERT: Pink pumps up the volume to be heard over the squealing, (yes, squealing) fans who have packed into Rod Laver Arena for the first of a record-breaking 18 concerts in Melbourne.
GOSSIP SHEET: Singer Anthony Callea breaks the rules when it comes to pre-concert rituals. The tremendous talent has a Scotch, cheese and biscuits as his tour “rider”.
GOSSIP SHEET: “They call me granny tranny or mamma scrag,” says Australia’s Next Top Model judge Charlotte Dawson about the nicknames the model contestants have given her during filming.
VIDEO: Four Melbourne girls have spoken of their dreams to be Australia's Next Top Model.
LISTEN: The man who plays Superman, Brit actor Henry Cavill has told 3AW entertainment reporter Donna Demaio what he thinks of Russell Crowe, how many comic books he researched and whether he believes in aliens.
VIDEO: Donna Demaio caught up with The Voice finalist Harrison Craig on a Melbourne tram Friday, but most questions were directed - unsurprisingly - at his coach Seal.
WATCH VIDEO: Wolf Creek actor John Jarratt has sat through a private screening of Wolf Creek 2. The public won't see the film until the end of the year, but he told 3AW entertainment reporter Donna Demaio that the second film is scarier than the first.
LISTEN: 18 year old Aussie actor Callan McAuliffe has made movies with Samuel L Jackson ( Kite) and Leonardo Di Caprio ( The Great Gatsby). The talented rising star spoke to entertainment reporter Donna Demaio.
LOGIES: Offspring star Asher Keddie has given Network Ten something to celebrate after winning the Gold Logie. Asher Keddie had been nominated twice before for the top gong before taking out the prize last night.
LISTEN: Former Geelong boy and now Hollywood star Guy Pearce caught up with entertainment reporter Donna Demaio to chat about his villainous role in Iron Man 3.
WATCH VIDEO: Ellen DeGeneres had everyone's attention as she spoke from the lectern at last night's VIP cocktail party. She proposed that she could see herself and Portia living here one day and repeated how much she loves our country.
COMEDY REVIEWS: The Melbourne International Comedy Festival has begun at various locations around the city. More than 400 acts will attempt to make people laugh over the next three weeks.
THE HOBBIT: Entertainment reporter Donna Demaio caught up with stars of the film Hugo Weaving, James Nesbitt and Andy Serkis at the World Premiere red carpet in Wellington.
WATCH VIDEO: John C Reilly (Boogie Nights, Gangs of New York) and comedian Sarah Silverman star in Disney's new animation Wreck it Ralph, which opens on Boxing Day.
WATCH VIDEO: Daniel Craig returns as James Bond in Skyfall, the 23rd film in the franchise. He sat down with entertainment reporter Donna Demaio for a (cheeky!) chat.
VIDEO: With an appearance by home-grown Hollywood actress Nicole Kidman one of the major highlights of Derby Day, arriving with style and grace for the first day to kick off the Melbourne Cup carnival.
ICONIC DESIGNER: Italian designer Roberto Cavalli has declared Australian women are the most beautiful in the world as he launched his new range for Target.
LISTEN HERE: Aussie actor Guy Pearce speaks to entertainment reporter Donna Demaio about his new western gangster film Lawless and whether he'd ever return to Neighbours.
DONNA DEMAIO: For the New York audience, the 51 year old was a newcomer, an unknown, however Warlow looked right at home, striding onto the stage with the swagger and confidence he’s built performing the role so many times.
VIDEO: The Oscar, Tony and Emmy award winning Geoffrey Rush discusses his singing talents, his love of books and his passion for home grown films.
DONNA DEMAIO: This week in the gossip sheet superstar comedian Billy Connolly has some surprising relationship advice for those who want their marriage to be long and successful.
LISTEN: Star and writer of new film 'The Five Year Engagement', Jason Segal chats with 3AW Entertainment Reporter Donna Demaio about Jacki Weaver, nudity, what he thinks about Australian girls, and says Darren James is his idol!
VIDEO: Dita Von Teese, the Queen of lingerie, is currently in Melbourne and Fashion Reporter Donna Demaio (@DonnaDemaio) caught up with her. Dita came surrounded by her posse of intimidatingly sexy lingerie girls. Watch here.
VIDEO: Donna Demaio caught up with Aussie beauty Megan Gale to chat about the L'Oréal Melbourne Fashion Festival, some must hear fashion tips and her favourite piece of clothing (Hint: It's her leather pants). Watch here.
VIDEO: Actor and comedian Robin Williams has left Melbourne, but not without catching up with 3AW Entertainment Reporter Donna Demaio first. Check out Donna's interview with the Happy Feet 2 star here.
REPLAY: Ross and John spoke with QI's Alan Davies on Thursday; discussing everything from The Queen's whirlwind visit to the English Premier League. Enjoy the chat and Donna Demaio's interview with Stephen Fry here.
PEOPLE AND PLACES: It's impossible to take a bad photo of Uluru. The revered red rock in the spiritual heart of Australia took my breathe away, as I spent nearly three days trying to capture it's true beauty.
DONNA DEMAIO: Celebrity spotting, sunshine and shopping can sum up most people’s LA experience. And that can be a perfect break. But what if you’re seeking something different? Perhaps this check-list can help.
FEATURE: Neil Perry refutes the “celebrity chef” label despite being one of the most respected, renowned and revered Australian chefs. He’s been cooking for 35 years, with Rockpool and Spice Temple amongst his noted restaurants.
PEOPLE AND PLACES: Nearly three years since Christchurch, New Zealand was crushed by a deadly quake, the historic trams have returned to rattle through the streets of a city that is determined to rebuild, recover and re-balance.
We’re not that kind of snooty hotel with a too cool for school scene at all. We’re quite the opposite. Okay, we may not have a huge amount of children’s facilities but our employees are great with kids and love kids.
There’s a 541 kilometre coastline with gorgeous swimming and surf beaches. National Parks cover a large portion of the island, so visitors can spot wildlife in their natural habitat. Must-visit spots include Emu Bay, Remarkable Rocks, Vivonne Bay and Seal Bay.
You’re heading to New York City and you’re not sure how to keep the children happy. 3AW’s Donna Demaio has popped her travel writer hat on to share what her family discovered in the Big Apple.
GOSSIP SHEET: Quote of the week: “Russell’s always been an absolute sweetheart to me. He’s a lovely, lovely guy and an excellent actor to boot." Who said this about his co-star? Find out here.
HOME AND AWAY: Channel Seven series Home and Away has spent the week in Melbourne, filming at various locations including St Kilda and Port Melbourne.
WATCH VIDEO: Jerry Hall will tread the boards in The Graduate playing Mrs Robinson at Her Majesty's Theatre in September. Entertainment reporter Donna Demaio had a chat about the role and reminisced about her crazy days with Mick Jagger.
VIDEO: Jen Hawkins and other gorgeous models drop jaws at the Myer Autumn/Winter line launch last week. Donna Demaio with a full report.
WATCH VIDEO: Entertainment reporter Donna Demaio caught up with Cirque du Soleil performers in a hot air balloon floating above Melbourne. Donna Demaio and website producer Ned Franklin travelled courtesy of Picture This Ballooning.
IMAGES AND VIDEO: The tenth anniversary of the G'day USA gala gathered a stellar crowd of the famous, the glamorous and the talented at the JW Marriott in Los Angeles. Check out Donna Demaio's comprehensive coverage here.
VIDEO: Home and away stars Dan Ewing and Steve Peacocke filmed in wet windy Melbourne this week. Entertainment reporter Donna Demaio joined them in the rain. A must-watch for all fans of the popular soap.
VIDEO: Muriel’s Wedding star Rachel Griffiths has spoken in support of same sex marriage as she prepares to take to the stage for the play 8. She takes the role that George Clooney played when 8 was performed in the US.
VIDEO: 3AW's lovely entertainment reporter Donna Demaio chased down stunning Australian supermodels Jennifer Hawkins and Jess Hart during the Myer winter collection fashion festival. Watch the beauties in action here.
GALLERY: Donna Demaio had the experience of her life when she took a ride on the Hercules Cargo airplane. Check out her amazing photos captured from the air.