The Northern Territory news Wed 14 Mar 2012
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www.ntnews.com.au Wednesday, March 14, 2012. NT NEWS. 17 P U B : NTNE-WS-DA-TE:14-GE:17 CO-LO-R: C-M Y-K ConfideNTial with Megan Palin & Caine Edwards firstname.lastname@example.org GOSSIP SUPERAUSSIE STARS NICKELODEONS 25th annual Kids Choice Awardswill kick off in LA on March 31 and former Territorian Chris Hemsworth is up for a top gong. Hemsworth has been nominated alongsideMiranda Kerr, Cody Simpson and Hugh Jackman in the Favourite Aussie Superstar category. The star-studded affair will be hosted byWill Smith. TO CAPPER ITOFF DARWINmodels Jess Shalders and Elli Vukasovic were on the Gold Coast for Miss Hawaiian Tropics Australia 2012 and spotted former AFL starWarrick Capper. He bumped into tiarawearing Vukasovic and commented: Youve got the nice eyes like Capper youre the princess and Im the king. NOTSOSWEETTWEET SolomonMPNatasha Griggs seemed to be on the Biggest Loser bandwagon last weekwith the tweet: Fastest andmost efficient way to remove toxins and loseweight newsmediacheck.com. Sorry . . . looks likemy Twitter account has been hacked, she clarified. HOWTOTELLUS Knowsomethingwe dont? Send your Territory tidbit to confidential@ntnews. com.au, call 8944 9788 or text 0428 NTNEWS. TERRITORY TIDBITS Kindest cut THIS weekends NTFL grand final will be more than just a game of footy. At half-time, AFL legend Michael Long will make the first cut to shave the head of AFLNT chief Tony Frawley for the Worlds Greatest Shave event at TIO Stadium. NTFL champion and new NT Thunder chief Jarred Ilett will make an appearance and Frawleys wife Tracey also will go bald with the first cut to come from AFL Hall of Famer, Dougie Hawkins. Guesswho? Dont sue WHICH local business owner surprised an NT News photographer and journalist when apparently for no particular reason she backwards bunny-hopped her way out of an interview? Im not quite sure why she did it, but she even had her hands up like rabbit paws as she was bouncing away, a source said. AND which local reverend told a blue-eyed media sort he would kiss (his) ring at a recent social affair? Outback trek TERRITORIAN model Kate Johnson is hanging up the high heels and is heading up a team to drive 4000km across the Aussie outback. The Missus Australias will take part in the Shitbox Rally to raise money for the Cancer Council and spread awareness on the signs and symptoms of ovarian cancer. That Guy to headline ball Singer Guy Sebastian will headline the Darwin Turf Club Gala Ball this year GALA BALL GUY Sebastians management has confirmed he will be the headline act at this years Qantas Darwin Turf Club Gala Ball on the Little Mindil lawns at SkyCity. Theoni Chryssan, spokesperson for 6 Degrees Management, told ConfideNTial that the singer has been booked and all contracts have been signed for the anticipated affair on August 4. Touted as the largest outdoor ball in the southern hemisphere, organisers have typically aimed to keep an air of mystery surrounding the performers until the last minute. Earlier in the week, Darwin Turf Club marketing and communications manager Pina Somerville said she couldnt confirm which celebrity the Gala Ball organisers were in talks with just yet. But as soon as Gala Ball organisers realised ConfideNTial was about to reveal the line-up, a press release was issued late yesterday. Darwin Turf Club chairman Brett Dixon said, The combination of Guy Sebastian as our lead act and the exciting 10-piece band Big City Beat, plus Sydney-based internationally renowned DJ GoodWill, will keep everyone on the dance floor long into the evening. Sebastian an ARIA award winner and X-Factor judge will follow in the footsteps of previous Darwin Turf Club Gala Ball performers David Campbell (2011) and Delta Goodrem (2010), and other past acts including Human Nature, Leo Sayer, Marcia Hines and Bjorn Again. Sebastian made headlines around the country earlier this month after his high school sweetheart wife Jules gave birth to the couples first child, Hudson James Sebastian. MUSICAL Foursome Shari Sebbens, Jessica Mauboy, Deborah Mailman and Miranda Tapsell are The Sapphires Sapphires go global A FILM starring three Territorians is looking to be a worldwide hit as it continues to be purchased by international distributors. London-based company Goalpost Film has sales of The Sapphires to the UK, France, Israel, Portugal and Canada at the European Film Market in Berlin. It has also been sold to Cinesky for airlines. The lead roles in The Sapphires are played by Deborah Mailman and NT girls Jessica Mauboy, Miranda Tapsell and Shari Sebbens. Directed by Wayne Blair, and produced by Goalpost Pictures Australias Rose mary Blight and Kylie du Fresne, The Sapphires is based on the smash-hit stage play of the same name. Chris ODowd stars alongside the four leading ladies. Set in 1968, the film is inspired by a true story. Four talented singers, from a remote Australian Aboriginal mission, are discovered by an unlikely talent scout (ODowd). The Sapphires grasp the chance of a lifetime when they are offered their first real gig entertaining the troops in Vietnam. For the girls, a whole new world of sex, war, politics and soul opens up. REALITY TV Your tucker can rule Manu Feildel REALITY television producers are desperately seeking Territorians to be a part of their shows. Sevens My Kitchen Rules (MKR) executive producer Rikkie Proost told ConfideNTial that MKR is really keen to have an NT team represented on the next series of the program. This is an opportunity for Territorians to do their state proud and showcase local produce, surrounds and prove that NT deserves a place in this competition, Mr Proost said. They get to travel the country sampling all of the contestants food, dining alongside two of this countrys greatest chefs in Pete Evans and Manu Feildel. And the prize money has skyrocketed to a cool $250,000 this year. Mr Proost says MKR has yet to include a team from the NT but its not too late to apply. Its not just Sevens cooking show thats searching for Territorians to put in the limelight. Single Territorybased farmers are being urged to put their hands up to be a part of the next series of Nines Farmer Wants a Wife. Log on to ninemsn.com .au/farmer to apply to be on Farmer Wants A Wife. Go to www.mykitchen rules.com.au to apply to be on My Kitchen Rules. SMS OF THE WEEK $10.00 cover charge at Darwin nightclub @2am.What??? Takemehome to have a dance instead :) Local