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Donna Demaio Gossip Sheet: Which Australian actor still can’t believe he’s an international superstar?


Quote of the week: ‘That’s what I’ve always aspired to do. Bounce around and do different things. I always pinch myself and feel very blessed,’ is what Eric Bana said to me when he revealed he has four (all very different style movies) in the can coming out next year.

Spotted: 3AW Drive host Tom Elliott enjoying Father’s Day screening of Pixels (excellent gamer/action film starring Adam Sandler) with adorable daughter at Hoyts Melbourne Central.

Geelong player George Horlin-Smith got in the spirit of Mad Monday ? spending the day dressed as talk show host Ellen De Generes. Complete with grey waistcoat, crisp white shirt and the trademark cheeky grin.

Tweet of the week: @samsmithworld This is one of the highlights of my career. I am honoured to finally announce that I will be singing the next Bond theme song.

Prepare for the squealing fans. Liam Hemsworth is heading to Melbourne for the red carpet premiere of The Dressmaker on October 18. Others to attend include the inimitable Hugo Weaving and Judy Davis. The comedy-drama, made in Victoria, will first have its world premiere at the Toronto Film Festival later this week.

It’s been a long while since Rob Mills auditioned for Neighbours and didn’t get a call back. Around the year 2003, actually. The singer/actor has blossomed as a performer/ entertainer and is dabbling in Los Angeles auditions. Fingers crossed for a hard-working, fair-dinkum, tells-it-how-it-is bloke.

Spotted: Model and film student Jasmine Bell (her recent Target campaign has been a massive success) with her new beau at the Platypus launch of the new Vans range/collaboration with Eley Kishimoto in Chapel Street. The 80’s vibe of the shoes was also deemed super cool.

Kerri-Anne Kennerley has found it very difficult to stick to the rules when mentoring and advising the contestants in the upcoming Celebrity Apprentice. She admits that many of those being observed made mistakes. ‘I was only allowed to take notes and was told not to help. But it’s in my nature to try to stop someone from being in a train wreck.’

Charity of the week: A hefty number of caring blokes have signed up for the Polished man campaign, which aims to raise awareness through October for the children who experience violence. Ambassadors for the YGAP initiative include Dan Sultan, Gyton Grantley, Mark Philippoussis, Josh Gibson, Steve Price and Tommy Little. Good peeps.