Rove (1999– )
It’s been a little while since there was any major news regarding Jeff Jarrett’s new promotion, Global Force Wrestling. However, Gfw has been thrust back into the spotlight as of today after announcing yet another plethora of co-promotional partnerships.
Jarrett made headlines earlier this month when he joined New Japan’s Bullet Club. Gfw’s website and YouTube channel have promised exclusive footage of the shocking event soon — though that’s a different story for a different time.
For now, Jeff has turned his attention back to his burgeoning promotion, Global Force Wrestling. Today, Gfw announced partnerships with several wrestling promotions in Australia and New Zealand. The company’s worldwide reach continues to expand with this announcement, as Gfw has previously inked deals with New Japan, Aaa, Wwp in South Africa, and various European promotions.
The August 26th press release announced deals with Pwa Australia, WrestleClash,
The show, which was co-produced by Rove.s buddy and fellow comedian Steve Carell, has been described as a mix between Whose Line Is It Anyway? and Wipeout and debuted last month on Fox TV to a meagre audience of 1.3 million.
The show was based on the based upon the Australian Slide Show television series, which was actually based on a French program Vendredi tout est permis ("On Fridays, Anything Goes with Arthur".)
Rove acted as host with the contestants comprising of a number of famous actors and comedians, including Carell himself.
Despite pulling some seriously impressive guests (Seinfeld.s George Alexander, Us comedians Andy Dick and Tom Green, to name a few) Riot was officially cancelled by Fox yesterday.
Rove McManus is the lead voice actor on a new animation series – the first local production commissioned by the Cartoon Network.
Called Exchange Student Zero, the 70-minute production is produced by Bogan Entertainment and is followed up by a new fantasy card game Battle Day Zero on the network’s website.
McManus voices five characters within the film including school friends John and Max and Hiro – The Prince of Karuta, an anime character from within the card game, brought to life and passed off as an exchange student at school by John and Max.
Following Hiro’s arrival come less savoury characters of the game to terrorise the friends’ hometown of Perth.
McManus said: “Being part of an animation project like this is pure joy for me. Not only because I am such a fan of the art form but also there is
Efron and Hudgens fought off strong contender, one of most beloved couples, Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart. Efron and Hudgens also beat out the likes of newly-married couple Orlando Bloom and Miranda Kerr as well as newly-reconciled pair Liam Hemsworth and Miley Cyrus.
Moreover, YouTube sensation Justin Bieber landed Hottest Hottie nod at the event, which was held at the Sydney Entertainment Center on Friday October 8, leaving Taylor Lautner as well his ex-girlfriend Taylor Swift and Australian native Rachael Finch empty handed.
Joining Efron and Hudgens as well as Bieber in the winner list was host of variety show "Rove", Rove McManus,
Q: Here Down Under, we had a great TV personality Rove McManus who frequently asked the question “Who would you turn gay for?” to the celebrities like Matt Damon, Hugh Jackman, Will Smith, and Anne Hathaway. But something didn’t quite sit 100% right about it with me. Is this type of question a further extension of the whole “bromance” phenomenon? Doesn’t this demean and trivialize the issue of gay identity? So I’m putting it to you O Great Winged One: how do you feel about the question? -- Papermoon a.k.a. Ste, Melbourne, Australia
A compilation of Rove MccManus putting various celebrities on the spot:
A: On one hand,
I Love You Too is comedian Peter Helliar’s big screen debut, produced by Princess Pictures’ Laura Waters (We Can Be Heroes, Summer Heights High) and Yael Bergman (Love and Other Catastrophes).
Helliar had worked with Waters in the pilot episode for Rove in 1999 and kept in touch with the producer.
Knowing he had a number of ideas for features, in 2002 Waters asked Helliar to choose one and start working on it. Due to other commitments, it took a while before that idea became a treatment and, finally, a film script.
According to Waters, the message that drove Helliar to write the story and guided every draft was “tell people that you love them”, and from that premise,
Ray Meagher (Home and Away) - Winner!
Esther Anderson (Home and Away)
Wil Anderson (The Gruen Transfer)
Rebecca Gibney (Packed To The Rafters)
Adam Hills (Spicks And Specks)
Paul McDermott (Good News Week)
Rove McManus (Rove)
Shaun Micallef (Talkin' 'Bout Your Generation) Most Popular Actor
Hugh Sheridan (Packed To The Rafters) - Winner!
Luke Jacobz (Home and Away)
Todd Lasance (Home and Away)
Ray Meagher (Home and Away)
Erik Thomson (Packed To The Rafters) Most Popular Actress
Rebecca Gibney - (Packed To The Rafters) - Winner!
Esther Anderson (Home and Away)
Rebecca Breeds (Home and Away)
Jessica Marais (Packed To The Rafters)
Jessica Tovey (Home and Away) Most Popular Presenter
Shaun Micallef (Talkin' 'Bout Your Generation) - Winner!
"Isabel Lucas interview on Rove (live in studio with Rove McManus) promoting her new movie Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen. Includes: Transformers audition in a car, running in high heels (bonus: Ross Noble & Lily Allen demonstrate) plus would she pose nude for charity?
Official Rove site - http://www.RoveDaily.com.au
Broadcast date: 14 June, 2009 - Episode 18 of 2009
"The moms get absolutely crazy. That's the funniest part," Zac tells talk show host Rove McManus. "Inevitably if someone is grabbing you too hard, or won't let go, it's not a young fan. It's a mom or grandma!"
Wearing a blue t-shirt matched with jeans and a pair of white sneakers, Zac Efron is all smile during the taping of the show. Beside talking about his big screen flick, the 21-year-old actor also addresses on him attending the 81st Annual Academy Awards on February 22 and him being snapped visiting sex stores with on-and-off-screen girlfriend Vanessa Hudgens.
But in movies and on TV? Straight men seem to kiss each other fairly often. Thing is, it’s rarely for romantic reasons.
So why do they kiss, if not for romance? Interestingly, they seem to find almost every reason under the sun - some good, some bad and some just plain weird. Here are 12 of them graded by adding a score for sexiness plus a score for freshness minus a score for gay panic equaling an AfterElton.com Hot Kiss Rating.
Christopher Meloni/Lee Tergesen GLAAD Awards Kiss
Actors Christopher Meloni and Lee Tergesen gave the audience exactly what it wanted at the 2000 GLAAD Media Awards, kissing each other the way their Oz characters, boyfriends Chris Keller and Tobias Beecher, might have kissed.
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