Celebrities shared big personal and professional moments on social media this week! Curtis Stone married Lindsay Price in Spain last weekend and they released a picture on his Facebook page. When Brad Pitt came to town, Charlie Pickering, Dave Hughes and Carrie Bickmore were the lucky presenters to score his only Australian TV interview to promote his zombie movie World War Z. Meanwhile, Hamish Blake and Andy Lee went behind the scenes at a bowling alley — as in they ventured to where the pins disappeared to — and Delta Goodrem boarded a flight with her The Voice finalist, Celia Pavey, to visit Celia’s hometown ahead of the grand final.
We had plenty keeping us busy here in Australia, what with the Logies (well done, Asher!) and Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia happening within 24 hours of each other, but there was lots going on overseas this week as well! Halle Berry displayed her teensy baby bump when she attended a film premiere in Buenos Aires, while Aussie beauty Miranda Kerr held the hand of her bub Flynn on a walk in Beverly Hills. Nicole Richie and Jessica Alba flaunted their fabulous figures while on a girls' trip to St. Barts, and Charlize Theron and Seth MacFarlane set tongues wagging when they left a restaurant together. That's not even the half of it! Click through to see what else your favourite stars got up to this week.
No host was chosen for the 2013 Logie Awards last night, and when Hamish Blake and Andy Lee, the first presenters of the night, took to the stage, they made it very clear that they were only there in a presenting capacity. After making their stage entrance on spinning red chairs with wheels, a reference to The Voice, Hamish said, “It is such an honour to not be the hosts of the evening.” He referred to Bauer Media, the new parent company of TV Week, as “overlords,” and addressed them in his best German accent. Then came the House Husbands reference — Hamish was carrying his Gold Logie from last year in a sling, and when Andy questioned him about his attachment to it he said, “Couldn’t get a sitter for Little Bert. I couldn’t just lock him in the car downstairs, you know — it’s his birthday.” There were more crackers in their opening act so watch the full performance after the break.
Crown Palladium in Melbourne played host to Australia’s most popular TV stars for the 2013 Logie Awards last night. The show didn’t have an official host but Gold Logie nominees Hamish Blake and Andy Lee kicked off the proceedings by entering the stage on red mobile spinning chairs á la The Voice (a nod to the series’ season two premiere on the same night) after an energetic opening performance from Bruno Mars, the first of many international guests to perform during the show.
Over the next few hours awards were handed out in the popular (public-voted) and outstanding (peer-voted) categories, with Asher Keddie, Steve Peacocke and drama series House Husbands among the first winners. Joel Madden took home his first Logie for most popular new male talent and made fun of the fact that he’s been in the entertainment industry for a long time. Puberty Blues star Brenna Harding was overwhelmed when she won most popular new female talent and gave an emotional speech, while another touching moment was when Deborah Mailman won most outstanding actress for her role as Benita Mabo in Mabo — during her speech she brought the real Benita Mabo to the stage, and it was a double celebration as it was also Benita’s birthday. Channel Nine newsreader Brian Henderson was inducted into the Logie Awards Hall of Fame and brought his intelligence, humour and signature sign-off to the show. There was also a special tribute to Peter Harvey, who passed away last month.
Performances from Michael Bublé, Birdy and Olly Murs were scattered throughout the broadcast — some people on social media aired their disappointment at the lack of Australian performers on Aussie TV’s night of nights — before it came to the big one: the Gold Logie. Bert Newton presented the Gold Logie to a “discombobulated” (her word) Asher Keddie at the end of the night and during his time on stage he made jokes about his long career, Network Ten and even his sex life. Asher admitted, “I’m not sure what it means to me,” about winning the Gold Logie, but went on to thank fans for their support as well as the people who have helped her throughout her career.
Click through for all the press room pictures — you can find the full list of winners here.
Shine bright like a diamond! Zoë Foster is well and truly shining on the 2013 Logies red carpet, thanks to her mega-watt grin but also her glam-a-rama gown. Perhaps she's channelling the gold Logie that her new husband, and rather dapper date for the night, Hamish Blake is nominated for this year. The sequin-bustiered number comes courtesy of her Steven Khalil (who, like Rebecca Judd's Logies dress designer) also whipped up her wedding gown. The sleek satin skirt has a reinforced hemline, like that of Carrie Bickmore's watermelon dress, which gives he silhouette a flirty outwards-kick. A pair of art deco diamond-drop earrings seal the glittering deal.
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Gold Logie nominees — and TV/radio partners and best friends — Hamish Blake and Andy Lee suited up for the 2013 Logies at Crown Palladium in Melbourne tonight. Hamish also posed with his wife, a Steven Khalil-clad Zoë Foster, for some pictures, and Zoë told media that she’s backing Andy for the big win. Hamish, who has slimmed down in recent months, is the returning Gold Logie winner, but can his friend take it out this time? Vote in our poll and click through for more photos.
Tonight the Logie Awards are taking place, and by the end of the night we'll know who the most popular personality on TV is when the Gold Logie winner is announced. This year's six contenders include four stars from last year's line-up and two newcomers. Returning for the second year in a row are TV presenters Adam Hills and Carrie Bickmore, actress Asher Keddie, and all-round funny guy Hamish Blake, who won in 2012. Hamish's partner in crime Andy Lee joins him in the race for the Gold Logie this year (no Karl Stefanovic this time) while Home and Away heartthrob Steve Peacocke is also in the running (last year his former co-star Esther Anderson was nominated).
Things to consider: will pitting Hamish and Andy against each other split their fans? Can Steve win it given the popularity of his show and his dedicated fan base? Or will one of the veterans of TV be rewarded for their consistent service to the Australian TV industry? Tell us below who you think has the best chance of winning.
We may be early in the piece — after all, the 55th Annual TV Week Logie Awards only kick-off tonight at 8pm on Channel 9 — but our favourite stars are already sharing their big night. Jennifer Hawkins snapped a picture of jeweller Nic Cerrone, whose jewels she'll be decked in tonight, while Jesinta Campbell wowed us with her glamorous appearance on the red carpet. Jules Lund chatted up Olly Murs and Zoe Foster's makeup just about knocked our socks off. Check out the action so far, and be sure to keep checking back as we'll be updating it all along the way!
Celebrities got up to all sorts of fun adventures locally and around the world this week. Nathan Jolliffe rubbed shoulders with Ellen DeGeneres’ resident DJ Tony Okungbowa ahead of her arrival today, while L’Oréal ambassador Megan Gale kept busy at LMFF with heaps of media commitments. Overseas, Jesinta Campbell wrapped up her Indian adventure with Getaway, and funny couple Zoë Foster and Hamish Blake sat courtside at a Magic vs. Knicks game in NYC.
This week celebrities took to social media to post about their fun events, work commitments, and in Miranda Kerr's case, to update her fans on her condition. A few days ago Miranda was involved in a car accident that resulted in her wearing a neck brace, but she's already gone back to work and said she's "taking it one day at a time." Rhiannon Fish, who celebrated her birthday yesterday, went to Future Music Festival with her sister, Miranda, while Zoë Foster caught her husband Hamish Blake snoozing against a pole after a Topshop shopping trip. Jennifer Hawkins also kept busy with her own modelling jobs between hosting Australia's Next Top Model and showcasing Autumn/Winter racewear for Myer.