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The Centralian advocate Tue 29 Jan 2013



The Centralian advocate Tue 29 Jan 2013


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Nationwide News Pty. Limited

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Alice Springs

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Centralian Advocate, Tuesday, January 29, 2013 11 P U B : C A D V D A T E : 2 9 -J A N -2 0 1 3 P A G E : 1 1 C O L O R : C M Y K Have a valentines message placed during your movie this Valantines Day & surprise your loved one. The ultimate way to propose to your partner on Valentines day. Contact Stacey for further details. For all movie times please visit the cinema website, download our new apps or call the movie hotline on 89524999. COMING SOON www.alicespringscinema.com.au DJANGO SILVER LINING S H O W IN G 2 4T H J A N U A R Y S H O W IN G 2 4T H J A N U A R Y FE BU RA RY A T TH E CI NE M A! See one of our great movies to be in the draw to win our VALENTINES DAY HAMPER which includes dinner for 2 at the Barra on Todd a couples massage from Mombassa a hot air balloon ride from Outback Ballooning and more goodies 1 0 1 7 6 9 6 S H O W IN G 2 4T H J A N U A R Y GUILT TRIP Alices Number 1 Website! CHECK IT OUT www. alice now. com.au Television Week Your handy 7 day lift-out Television Week Your handy 7 day lift-out Knives are out quick Rachel Griffiths as Dulcie Bowling and Mandy McElhinney as Nene King in Paper Giants: Magazine Wars Picture: ABC EVERY day is Australia Day on television. Last year 16 of the top 20 regular programs were locally-made and there is no reason to think this will change in 2013. Aussie-produced TV series including The Voice, My Kitchen Rules, The X Factor, The Block and Packed to the Rafters rule the ratings roost. Last year viewers were blessed with terrific telemovies on the commercial stations including Beaconsfield and Underground, the ABC kept rolling out quality local dramas such as Redfern Now and Jack Irish, and SBS won plaudits with the second series of Go Back To Where You Came From. This year looks like another bot tler. Ten is promising historical shipwreck drama Batavia, based on the Peter Fitzsimons bestseller. Seven has Never Tear Us Apart: The Untold Story of INXS. Nine will unleash Power Games: The PackerMurdoch Story. And the ABC has Paper Giants: The Birth of Cleo follow-up Magazine Wars, with Rachel Griffiths and Mandy McElhinney as womens magazine editors Dulcie Boling and Nene King. The great news is that all the broadcasters are investing more in local content, Shine Network president Mark Fennessy says. Australia has developed its own star system with actors including Asher Keddie, Lisa McCune and Rebecca Gibney commanding loyal followings among TV viewers. Gibney, for example, has two new shows in development at Seven while McCune is producing as well as starring in the family drama Reef Doctors for Ten. Keddie star of Offspring, Hawke and Paper Giants has stamped herself as one of Australias most prodigious acting talents and she has done it without fleeing Australia to try her luck in America. Australian content has become more important, in part, because smash American and British shows are so rare in Australia these days. Last year only Revenge and Downton Abbey were breakout hits. Networks used to base their programming year around their overseas shows stitched up in output deals with the major US studios but now they know theyre better off creating home-grown Aussie hits. Ten hit a brick wall last year when Breakfast, Everybody Dance Now, I Will Survive and The Shire failed. The world is taking notice of Australian acting and production talent as well as our formats. Chris Lilleys Angry Boys was co-financed by Americas HBO network. In the US, Griffiths had a big success with Brothers & Sisters and Toni Collette won an Emmy for The United States of Tara. Spicing up life AT FIRST glance friends Jessie and Biswa look like candidates for Beauty and the Geek rather than My Kitchen Rules. The bubbly pair, already dubbed MKRs Spice Girls, love dressing up, sipping champagne, and hitting the dance floor. They are regulars at Sydney nightspots, including the Ivy and Bungalow 8. Dont let the glamor ous looks fool you, though. Jessie, 25, and Biswa, 23, also love to go to high-end restaurants and have been cooking since they were young. People usually think were total dumb a---s, but we dont care, Jessie says. We know who we are. What Jessie and Biswa want now is to impress judges Manu Feildel and Pete Evans. Time to Crowe about awards HUGH Sheridans bizarre cancellation as host of this weeks Australian Academy Cinema Television Arts Awards set off a raft of industry speculation as organisers console themselves with news Russell Crowe has agreed to fill in. R u m o u r s s w i r l e d t h a t Sheridan was ordered to dump the gig by Seven brass as it was seen as a conflict for the actor, set to return to his role of Ben Rafter when Packed To The Rafters returns to air tonight the night before the annual film awards are broadcast on Ten. Sheridan remains under contract at Ten which signed him to host the defunct drag-queen turkey I Will Survive but has been released on a one-off basis to film his Rafters cameo for Seven. However, a rep for AACTAs organisers shot down the scuttlebutt, saying Sheridan thought long and hard about quitting the gig in favour of a huge audition in Los Angeles. As for the Crowe coup, organisers are said to be delighted. |Its believed he is doing it gratis. Rice on a roll EVEN the model good looks and worldbeating athletic ability havent been enough to spare Olympic swim star Stephanie Rice an ugly introduction to life in the spotlight. But two years after she wept through a public apology for calling the Springboks rugby team faggots in an errant Twitter posting, Rice says she considers the national scolding which followed as one of the best things to ever happen to her. A more mature Rice said this week she had turned a corner in the wake of the controversy, which has now become the template for the Australian Olympic Committees social media training. The Beijing gold medallist, 24, was devastated by the offence her slur caused but says it set her on a path to change public perception of her. I gave the footage to the AOC and they now show it at all their b r i e f i n g s f o r Olympians, she said. With injury forcing her out of the pool and into recovery mode this year, Rice has also turned that negative into a positive earning a two-year contract with Channel 9s Today show as a health and fitness reporter. Rice moved to Sydney before Christmas and launched a child r e n s s w i m w e a r range.

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