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www.ntnews.com.au Wednesday, June 20, 2012. NT NEWS. 23 P U B : NTNE-WS-DA-TE:20-JGE:23 CO-LO-R: C-M Y-K ConfideNTial with Megan Palin & Caine Edwards firstname.lastname@example.org GOSSIP CREWATTACKED NEWS Limited celebrity journalist Joe Hildebrand has spoken about the decision to feature an incident in which his TV crewwas attacked by Aboriginal people in Alice Springs on the documentary Dumb, Drunk and Racist. I dont know if we crossed a line or not., Hildebrand said. CUPHOST TELEVISION personality Kerry-Anne Kennerley is about to undergo breast cancer treatment. But the bubbly presenter may still be hosting Darwin Cup Carnival Ladies Day nextmonth. IMPROMPTU WHEN the entertainment at Darwins Cancer Council Ball fell through, alderman Rebecca Forrest stepped in and saved the day. She dressed up in gold body paint and a Shirley Bassey wig and sang Gold Finger. TERRITORY TIDBITS Guesswho? WHICH lady reportedly gave patrons an eyeful at a Darwin bar last week? A ConfideNTial insider said the woman hit the dancefloor before removing the straps from her dress and exposing her breasts. A few minutes later, she pulls her dress up and yes, our friend isnt wearing any underwear, the onlooker said. In all, the performance must have lasted up to 15 minutes before she finally left the music booth. Peacheyparty IN TOWN to make a guest appearance for South Darwin in the local rugby league competition, former NRL stars David Peachey and Nathan Blacklock were spotted mixing it with punters at Monsoons. The atmosphere was indeed friendly, a source said. What a pity, though, that it was around 2.30am on Saturday, before the Sharks and Dragons legends lined up for the Rabbitohs against the Litchfield Bears. $50 claimed LAST week ConfideNTial printed a tidbit about a Darwin Fashion Week model who was caught diving into the harbour to collect a $50 note. Since then, a reader has contacted us to say she believes the money is hers she even attached a photo of her money in the water to prove it. She wrote: Well, that $50 was probably mine. It blew out of my bag on the Saturday and went straight into the water. Its cool that someone got it, though I hoped itd be a homeless guy to find it. FUNDRAISER Say goodbye to the likes of Darwin firefighter Michael Hamilton at the Cup Carnival this year. The NT Fire and Rescue Services annual fundraiser has been canned Firies day doused DARWIN Turf Club will no longer host NT Fire and Rescue Services annual fundraiser at day one of the 2012 Cup Carnival, amid rumours organisers have been butting heads. NT leading firefighter Manny Koulakis confirmed that the fundraiser would not go ahead. The members of the fire service and the fundraising arm of the fire service have enjoyed a good relationship with the Darwin Turf Club and unfortunately this year we are not going to do the event for mutual reasons, he said. But Koulakis would not elaborate on what those reasons were. Id rather leave them (the public) thinking, he said. We both have our reasons and acknowledge each others. Koulakis later issued a formal statement saying the event was withdrawn because of timing and current volunteer resources. ConfideNTial sources said the Turf Club canned the fundraiser because organisers at the NT Fire and Rescue had too many demands. Darwin Turf Club market ing and communications manager Pina Sommerville said the NT firies didnt have enough time or support from crews to go out and get the event off the ground. Its not the Turf Clubs event . . . were willing to talk next year if theyre keen to come on board again, Somerville said. Day one of the Darwin Cup Carnival is on July 7. PAGEANT Chance to flaunt beauty onworld stage Miss Teenager Australia 2012 Bianca Black THE organisers of a new Australia-wide beauty pageant have their eyes set on attracting young Territory contestants for 2013. Miss Teenager Australia director Mark Williams and his wife, Miss Universe Nicaragua 2008 and pageant manager Thelma Rodriguez, have secured the licence for the Australian branch of the international contest. Bianca Black, 15, from Mermaid Waters on the Gold Coast will be the first Australian to compete for the international Miss Teenager crown when she flies out to Guatemala in August. Williams said in 2013 the goal was to make the pageant a bona-fide nationwide contest and include multiple entrants from the NT. We want to actually have five girls from NT, he said. After Ms Black competes in August, Williams said the focus will concentrate on attracting interest from often forgotten places such as the NT, the ACT and Tasmania. Well be starting a few campaigns and a couple of trips up to the NT to try to source some talent, he said. Over the coming weeks there will be an application form for girls between the ages of 15 to 19 who are interested in the beauty contest at the website MissTeenagerAustralia.com. RADIO Public swipe at Terri Irwin Pete Davies DARWIN radio shock-jock Pete Davies has taken a public swipe at the late Steve Irwin and his widow Terri. The Federal Government is talking about reintroducing crocodile culling and Terri Irwin is said to oppose the idea. Davies said the economic benefits to indigenous communities would be significant if the project could get off the ground. Davies said the last time trophy hunting for crocodiles was put on the agenda Steve Irwin sunk the plan by vigorously lobbying Canberra parliamentarians to oppose it. The latest word has it his widow Terri Irwin is set to do the same thing this time around, Davies said. Terri Irwin needs to keep her mouth shut and not meddle in the affairs of the Northern Territory. The last thing we need is another loudmouth Yank telling us what we should and shouldnt do. Terri Irwin declined to comment to the NT News. QUOTE OF THE WEEK C u in themosh pit for Simple Plan Chief Minister Paul Hendersons Facebook status at the V8 Supercars last Sunday HOWTOTELLUS Knowsomethingwe dont? Send your Territory tidbit to confidential@ntnews. com.au., call 8944 9788 or text 0428 NTNEWS.