Gossip Sheet by Donna Demaio – ‘I don’t like newborns that much’ says famous mum-to-be
Quote of the week: ?It feels right here,? says George Calombaris as he launched his new eatery Hellenic Hotel in Williamstown. It?s been three years in the making for Calombaris who is wrapped with the staff, location, d?cor, vibe, locals and menu. He?s counting on people loving the fresh take on Greek fare including lamb brains souvlaki and the finest home-style taramasalata in town.
?I?m still so scared. I find the new born phase quite torturous, I?m not going to lie. I don?t particularly like newborns that much. I like them when they start to get a bit more of a personality. Newborns terrify me. Chris and I are still shell-shocked,? said tv presenter Rebecca Judd to 3AW?s Denis Walter as she prepares for her twins with AFL star Chris Judd.
Spotted: Essendon legend Kevin Sheedy having coffee with his wife at a local caf? in Ringwood North, accosted by a footy fan who introduced his dog to Sheeds. The pooch happened to be wearing a custom made Essendon jumper.
Offspring is back. And obsessed fans can get their fix a little early, with Network Ten popping the first episode on Tenplay for members to watch from June 27th. The new episode picks up 18 months after the events of season five. Once the limited views are consumed on Tenplay, viewers will have to wait until the Channel ten screening on June 29th, 8.30 pm.
It?s hosted some of the best and most memorable after-parties Melbourne has ever seen, including shindigs for Wicked, The Lion King and Jersey Boys. That?s the Sofitel Melbourne – celebrating its 20th birthday with, you guessed it, a swish cocktail party. There?ll be a French theme to the gathering on July first and delicious morsels to accompany the fine wines and bubbles. Felicitations a vous!
Spotted: Bernard Curry, rugged up in jacket and hat, enjoying Circus Oz? new show TwentySixteen under the Big Top at Birrarung Marr. The artists? thrilled the crowd and kept everyone in awe with stunning skills, zany humour and plain fun. The troupe?s infectious energy warmed the crowd, munching on caramel filled churros and copious cups of popcorn.
Curtis and Luke Stone
Guess who?s gone into business with his bro?? Chef Curtis Stone is working with his brother Luke Stone on Gwen, a specialty butcher shop and meat-centric restaurant on Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles. Just in case you?re keen, the aesthetically pleasing workaholics are hiring. ?Looking for highly motivated, career driven individuals to work across all positions at #GwenLA.? Go get ?em boys.
That voice. Comedian Akmal Saleh (I?m a Celebrity get me outta here) is ?heading to the outback? to be the voice of Jacko the frill-necked lizard in the new Blinky Bill TV series. Jacko is best pals with Blinky and features in the Flying Bark Productions series (26 episodes) to be broadcast on Channel 7TWO. Akmal is an excellent comedian and author who?s wowed audiences across the world, including Montreal and Edinburgh.
Free coffee. Yep. And a celebration of art and creativity. Aussie artist Gemma O?Brien is whipping up a live art installation at Officeworks in Fitzroy this weekend to mark the impressive art supplies range at the Alexandra Parade store. All are invited to witness the artwork creation, while RMIT art students design unique coffee cups. Inspirational community at work.
Charity of the week: Dan Sultan, Tim Rogers and the team are back to play in the Melbourne Reclink Community Cup at Elsternwick Park on June 26th. The event, which started in 1993, raises funds for the disadvantaged and is always a roaring success and riotous fun. Legendary singer Ross Wilson will perform his rollicking version of Wild One at the match.
The song is available on iTunes ? raising money for a great cause. http://communitycup.com.au/