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The Northern Territory news Wed 14 Mar 2012



The Northern Territory news Wed 14 Mar 2012

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16 NT NEWS. Wednesday, March 14, 2012. www.ntnews.com.au P U B : N T N E W S D A T E : 1 4 -M A R -2 0 1 2 P A G E : 1 6 C O L O R : C M Y K ConfideNTial FASHION GOSSIP CELEBRITY NEWS with Megan Palin and Caine Edwards confidential@ntnews.com.au GOSSIP TOP ENDBREAK YOUNGOpals basketball star Jenna OHeawill endure an Opals training camp this month but shes already made plans to holiday in Darwin once the hardwork is over. Im going to have a break from basketball, have a bit of a holiday, and its still all about keeping fit and staying healthy and . . . being in the best shape I can, she said. ONAROLE TAKING a break from filming Celebrity Apprentice season two, comedian Fiona OLoughlin has confessed shewants to be an actress. The Alice Springs resident said she hopes to take it slower this year but still has plans to get into acting and perhapswrite another book. LOOK-A-LIKE WHEN theNTNews spotted this photograph in its newspaper archives earlier on in theweek, it appeared that Napoleon Dynamite had gone unnoticed during a trip to Howard Springs. But then upon closer inspection of the photo, it was revealed that the man in the picturewas NT ranger Paul Simonato. Going Green for big laughs Tom Green is Darwin bound COMEDY HE IS best known for his short-lived marriage to Hollywood royalty Drew Barrymore and for his roles in Freddy Got Fingered, Road Trip and Charlies Angels. But its Tom Green the stand-up comedian who Darwin will get the chance to know when the quirky Canadian brings his international tour to the Top End on Tuesday, March 20. Green told ConfideNTial that he wants to perform in the Territory so he can check the place out for the first time. It looks like I might have a free day while Im there, so I hope to look around, he said. But hell be saving all of his energy for his Tom Green Live gig which will be held at Darwin Entertainment Centre as part of the venues month-long Comedy Kickoff special. According to Green, Darwin audiences can expect to have a really good time partying and to laugh harder than theyve ever laughed before. And it seems Green already has a feel for how to win Territorians over. There will also be lots of beer, he said. But life isnt always a barrel of laughs for the LAbased comedian. Successfully treated for testicular cancer more than a decade ago, Green said he gets offended when people joke about his experience. Ive had people come up to me in the streets and say, Hey Tom, hows your ball doing? I find that offensive because I almost died and the recovery process was long, it wasnt easy, Green lamented. The world-wide media coverage of his divorce to A-lister Barrymore also proved a challenging experience with Green telling ConfideNTial that he hasnt spoken to Barrymore since the pair broke up. Were still friends but we havent spoken for 10 years, he said. I guess you could say we speak once every 10 years. MUSIC Ex-Biggest Loser contestant and frontman for popular local covers band Dr Elephant, Damien Wicks, has landed a job with Territory FM promoting live local music Picture: BRAD FLEET Damos heard but not seen in his newgig A FORMER Biggest Loser contestant and the frontman for popular Darwin cover band Dr Elephant has landed himself a plum paid gig on Territory FM. Damien Wicks, 39, has joined host Matt Bern from 4pm on Fridays for Drive It Live a new program aimed at promoting NT musicians and their music. Wicks appointment at Territory FM comes three months after former employee Rachel Higgins said she was controversially sacked from the station after working a two-month trial period without pay. Although Higgins worked five days a week unpaid for two months, Wicks confirmed he is being paid for his one day of work per week. Wicks said despite some early jitters he is loving the thrill of live-to-air radio and having the opportunity to give our talented local musos a decent push. I was a little bit nervous, you know, live to air radio you can get a little bit tongue tied sometimes but Im really enjoying it, he said. The vocalist said that although singing remains his passion, the years of nine gigs a week are probably behind him and this job has given him the chance to explore something different. To find something new thats still music related and that helps to promote the local live music scene is a really good feeling, he said. MISTAKEN IDENTITY Darwin sends sympathy to thewrong Joe MESSAGES of support have been flowing in for Territory FM radio host Joe Miller after he was mistaken by his Darwin audience for the retired Alice Springs Radio DJ Joe Miller who is battling throat cancer. Ex CAMA Radio DJ Reggae Joe Miller (left) spoke to the NT News about the dangers of mobile phone use which he believes has caused a cancerous growth on his neck. But since the article about CAMAs Miller yesterday, Territory FMs Miller (right) has been inundated with calls seeking information on his health. He even received a call from Ninemsn news in Sydney. Territory FMs Miller, who hosts the stations Classic Cafe program, said he felt humbled by the concern shown by his audience but stressed that he was healthy and well.