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Glee's Dean Geyer and Code Black Star Jillian Murray Are Married — See Their First Wedding Photo!

Glee's Dean Geyer and Code Black Star Jillian Murray Are Married — See Their First Wedding Photo!
Dean Geyer and Jillian Murray are officially husband and wife!

The entertainers — who got engaged last December — exchanged custom vows in front of 75 of their closest family and friends at a boutique venue in Santa Ynez Valley on Thursday, People can exclusively reveal.

“She is the love of my life,” Geyer said before the wedding. “She is gorgeous, strong, hardworking and always the life of the party.”

“Having my husband write me the most beautiful vos to me and then sing to me later in the evening was the highlight of my entire event,”says Murray. Adds Geyer: “I thought
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Aquarius, eOne to co-produce Stan Original 'The Other Guy' from Matt Okine

Matt Okine.

Filming has begun around Sydney on Stan Original The Other Guy, starring and written by Matt Okine..

The 6 x half hour series joins Wolf Creek, No Activity and stand-up series One Night Stan in the Stan Originals stable.

Based on Okine's own experiences (previously explored in his stand-up show) The Other Guy is the story of a successful radio host who finds himself unexpectedly back in the dating pool for the first time in a decade after discovering his long-term girlfriend has been having an affair with his best friend..

Co-written by Becky Lucas (Please Like Me) and Greg Waters (Soul Mates), the series stars Harriet Dyer (No Activity), Valene Kane (Rogue One), Magda Szubanski (Babe), Christiaan van Vuuren (Bondi Hipsters) and Amali Golden (Australian Idol) in addition to Okine..

Kacie Anning (Fragments of Friday), described by Stan's Chief Content Officer Nick Forward as "undoubtedly one of
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The Bachelor: why do we care so much about this stupid fake show?

In Guardian Australia’s bite-sized TV column, we take aim at Thursday night’s Bachelor finale – and carefully-crafted surprises that still manage to surprise us

#Putoutyourroses, Australia; the Bachelor chose the wrong girl.

That seems to be the consensus anyhow, as the Bachelor Australia’s Richie Strahan shocked reality TV-loving couch potatoes on Thursday night by choosing Alex Nation from Melbourne instead of fan favourite Nikki Gogan from Perth.

Here’S A Poem M8

Roses Are Red

You Chose The Wrong Girl

Love Is Dead

I Hate The World#TheBachelorAU

Noooooooooo #TheBachelorAU

This is actually more of a robbery than 2003 Australian idol #TheBachelorAU #TeamNikki

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Rachel Griffiths Pokes Fun at Trump, Mariah Carey and Nicole Richie Rally for G’Day USA Gala

Rachel Griffiths Pokes Fun at Trump, Mariah Carey and Nicole Richie Rally for G’Day USA Gala
G’Day USA hosted its annual Los Angeles Gala on Thursday night at Vibiana in Downtown L.A., where distinguished Australian guests and celebrities including Hugh Jackman, Mariah Carey, Nicole Richie, Joel Madden, Brett Ratner and 5 Seconds of Summer gathered to honor key Australian figures in entertainment and celebrate the relationship between the U.S. and Australia.

The diplomatic networking event, which was hosted by Australian actresses and previous Oscar nominees, Rachel Griffiths and Toni Collette, kicked off with a duet performance of “My Romance” by Seal and “The Voice” Australia winner Harrison Craig.

“I would like to take a moment to express our great gratitude to this great nation for welcoming all of us Australians and giving us the opportunity to share our passions on the world stage, to take over your casinos, to steal your Oscars,” said Griffiths. “I just really hope that Donald Trump doesn’t build
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David Mott Hired To Lead ITV Studios Australia

ITV Studios Australia has appointed veteran TV executive David Mott as its CEO. He replaces Anita Jacoby, who left the company in August.

Mott will take up the post in November and report to ITV Studios’ MD for Global Entertainment and resto of world, Maria Kyriacou.

Mott is currently MD of Nine Network Perth and network program executive. He was previously chief programming officer at Network Ten, where he commissioned many hit programs including “Big Brother,” “Australian Idol” and “Masterchef.”

As part of Mott’s new team, Augustus Dulgaro has been appointed to the newly created role of COO, ITV Studios Australia. Dulgaro continues in his role as Evp, Distribution for Asia Pacific for ITV Studios Global Entertainment.

“David is an incredibly talented executive with unrivalled experience in production and broadcasting in Australia, coupled with a deep and detailed knowledge of viewers and hit programming. He is a fantastic leader with superb instincts,
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ITV Studios poaches Motty

Nine Network Perth MD and network programming executive David Mott has been named CEO of ITV Studios (Itvs) Australia, succeeding Anita Jacoby, who departed in August after two years in the job.

Mott will start in November, reporting to Maria Kyriacou, MD of ITV Studios Global Entertainment. Ray Wardrop, a former Gm of the Seven. Network's Perth channel, will succeed Mott on November 2.

ITV.s slate includes I.m A Celebrity. Get Me Out of Here, which has been renewed for 2016, The Chase and Shaun Micallef.s Mad as Hell.

Augustus Dulgaro, who had been acting CEO, has been given the newly created role of COO, ITV Studios Australia. He will continue as executive vice president, distribution for Asia Pacific for ITV Studios Global Entertainment.

Mott was chief programming officer at Network Ten from 1997 until 2012 where he commissioned hits such as Big Brother, Australian Idol and MasterChef. He quit after
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‘Australian Idol’ Winner Stan Walker Dances to Toronto Festival

‘Australian Idol’ Winner Stan Walker Dances to Toronto Festival
Of Maori descent, Stan Walker was born in Australia but grew up in New Zealand. At 18, he rose to stardom when he won the final season of “Australian Idol” in 2009. “The whole journey was incredible, especially for me to win a show like that,” he says. “A Kiwi with a strong Kiwi accent sometimes does not go (over) so well with locals.”

After his win, he was a judge on New Zealand’s “X Factor,” and starred in 2013 drama “Mt. Zion” from Te Arepa Kahi. He’ll appear in the upcoming comedy “Hunt for the Wilderpeople,” with Sam Neill and Rhys Darby.

‘Born’ Ultimatum: At the Toronto Film Festival, he’ll be hoofing it in Tammy Davis’ “Born to Dance,” a pic about a competitive hip-hop dance crew, although that discipline is not his forte. “I definitely feel like I accomplished a lot being able to keep up,” he says
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‘Australian Idol’ Winner Stan Walker Dances to Toronto Festival

‘Australian Idol’ Winner Stan Walker Dances to Toronto Festival
Of Maori descent, Stan Walker was born in Australia but grew up in New Zealand. At 18, he rose to stardom when he won the final season of “Australian Idol” in 2009. “The whole journey was incredible, especially for me to win a show like that,” he says. “A Kiwi with a strong Kiwi accent sometimes does not go (over) so well with locals.”

After his win, he was a judge on New Zealand’s “X Factor,” and starred in 2013 drama “Mt. Zion” from Te Arepa Kahi. He’ll appear in the upcoming comedy “Hunt for the Wilderpeople,” with Sam Neill and Rhys Darby.

‘Born’ Ultimatum: At the Toronto Film Festival, he’ll be hoofing it in Tammy Davis’ “Born to Dance,” a pic about a competitive hip-hop dance crew, although that discipline is not his forte. “I definitely feel like I accomplished a lot being able to keep up,” he says
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Eurovision 2015: Guy Sebastian debuts his song Tonight Again – your reactions

The lyrics of Tonight Again appear to speak of challenges ahead – and with this nu-soul offering, it could be the challenge of all challenges to win in Vienna

Say what you like about the former Australian Idol winner Guy Sebastian – and many have – but the man is a grafter.

A fortnight after he was announced as Australia’s first (and possibly last) entry to the Eurovision song contest, Sebastian has debuted the song he will take to Vienna in May, a nu-soul track entitled Tonight Again.

I don’t want tomorrow,

Oh baby, tonight’s so good

Tonight’s so good.

This is one tough act to follow.

Oh baby, tonight’s so good.

Forget tomorrow – we can do tonight again.

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Guy Sebastian to star in indie feature

Guy Sebastian will make his acting debut in While It Lasts, a teen drama based on a best-selling novel by American author Abbi Glines.

The Australian Idol winner and former judge on The X-Factor who will represent Australia in the Eurovision Song Contest, Sebastian will play Krit Corbin, lead singer of a small town rock band who has numerous addictions, including women.

The novel is set in the steamy coastal Alabama town of Sea Breeze, where an interconnected group of older teens hook up and break up. The protagonist is Cage York, who looked set for a free ride to college for baseball until a DUI.

His coach orders him to spend the summer baling hay, where he meets uptight, snarky brunette Eva Brooks, whose long-time beau Josh has just been killed along with four other soldiers near Baghdad.

Red Rock Pictures. Gary O.Toole secured the film rights, is
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Guy Sebastian selected to represent Australia at Eurovision

Former Australian Idol winner chosen to be Australia’s first official Eurovision entrant and will automatically qualify for the finals in Vienna

Guy Sebastian will be representing Australia at the 2015 Eurovision song contest. The announcement was made by Sbs Eurovision co-host Julia Zemiro on Thursday morning at the Sydney Opera House. “Apparently we’re part of Europe,” said Zemiro.

Sebastian, the first ever winner of Australian Idol in 2003, has automatically qualified for the contest’s final round, which will take place at Vienna’s Wiener Stadthalle on 23 May and be broadcast live on Sbs in Australia.

Related: Guy Sebastian: Madness review – shedding Mr Nice Guy in Us chart bid

Related: Eurovision: Turkey has whirling dervishes. Spain has flamenco. Australia has bogans | Mark Humphries

Related: Australia joining Eurovision turns the song contest upside down | Stuart Heritage

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Margot Robbie, Brenton Thwaites Feted at Australians in Film Gala

Margot Robbie, Brenton Thwaites Feted at Australians in Film Gala
As the sun began to set behind the Santa Monica pier, the evening was just getting started at the Fairmont Miramar Hotel and Bungalows Resort where Aussie thesps showed their support at the third annual Australians in Film awards and benefit gala dinner Sunday.

Breakthrough Award honorees Margot Robbie and Brenton Thwaites were joined on the red carpet by fellow Australian film stars and friends including Oliver Ackland, Luke Hemsworth and Callan McAuliffe as well as the event’s Mc, “Australian Idol” host Osher Günsberg.

“Any event where you get to sit at a table and actually have a meal with everyone – that’s always fun, as opposed to a sit-down award show,” Robbie told Variety as she made her way down the carpet. “It’s kind of like going out to dinner with friends.”

The “Wolf of Wall Street” actress also shared her excitement to be back in Los
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Mark Holden was 'possessed' by clown in Dancing With the Stars disaster

Former pop star admits routine on Channel Seven programme went terribly wrong and says he had no idea what he said

Mark Holden has apologised for his disturbing performance in a clown costume on Dancing With the Stars and reassured audiences it was sober Holden who donned the Stephen King-esque costume, insulted the judges, made jokes about swingers and released smoke from his backside.

Holden, a 60-year-old barrister, 70s pop star and former judge of Australian Idol, and his partner, Jessica Prince, were given a score of four on the Channel Seven celebrity dancing program.

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'Born To Dance' Begins Principal Photography

Leading sales agent Cinema Management Group (Cmg) has announced that "Born To Dance," a fresh take on the hip hop dance genre, began shooting on Monday in Auckland, New Zealand.

The feature is choreographed by eight-time World Hip Hop Championships winner Parris Goebel, a faculty member of Monsters of Hip Hop, and recent star in her own right of "Step Up All In."

U.S. bombshell Kherington Payne plays Sasha, the female lead in the multi-million dollar feature. Kherington was propelled to fame with her top ten placing in the hit Us reality show So You Think You Can Dance, which led to a principal role as Alice in the 2009 remake of feature film "Fame." She was also the lead in E! Networks docu-drama The Dance Scene, and was a principal dancer for Katy Perry’s Teenage Dream tour.

"Born To Dance" is a coming of age tale told through the eyes of ‘Tu’, an ambitious young man from Auckland who dreams of being a professional hip hop dancer. When he is invited to audition for the best crew in the country, and meets their leading lady Sasha, his dreams begin to turn to reality.

Australasian superstar Stan Walker will play the role of Benjy, Tu’s best friend. Walker shot to fame when he won the first season of Australian Idol and has since cemented his stardom with multiple platinum albums, appearing as a judge on The X Factor New Zealand, and a leading role in the 2013 feature film "Mt Zion."

Tammy Davis will direct, following from his award-winning shorts "Ebony Society" and "Sonny, My Older Brother." New discovery Tia Maipi, a member of world championship hip hop crew The Royal Family, will take on his first major acting role playing Tu.

Peter Jackson’s Park Road Post are the post-production partner, while Vendetta Films will distribute in Aus/Nz. Edward Noeltner’s Cinema Management Group begin world sales at the upcoming Afm. Noeltner says:

“We are very excited to be selling this high energy, exotic and incredibly choreographed film to the buyers at Afm. We are confident this will pick up where the Step Up franchise left off, and we see this as the next international music and dance sensation with terrific worldwide box office potential.”

About Cmg

Cmg, which is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year, has firmly established itself as one of the leading international sales companies. Recent successes include the 3D animated feature "Zambezia,"which saw its international box office climb to over Usd $37million. Other properties handled by Cmg which have had #1 openings internationally include "Khumba" and this holiday season’s 3D animated feature "Saving Santa." For more information, visit www.cinemamanagementgroup.com
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Born To Dance begins New Zealand shoot

  • ScreenDaily
Production has begun in Auckland on the dance feature that Beverly Hills-based Cinema Management Group (Cmg) will introduce to world buyers at the Afm.

Eight-time World Hip Hop Championships winner Parris Goebel serves as choreographer on the coming-of-age tale about an aspiring hip hop dancer who is invited to audition for the best crew in the country.

Film newcomer Tia Maipi, a member of world championship hip hop crew The Royal Family, will play the lead.

Kherington Payne from the Us plays female lead Sasha and herself starred in the reality show So You Think You Can Dance and was a principal dancer for Katy Perry’s Teenage Dream tour.

Australian Idol winner Stan Walker will play the role of the lead’s best friend.

Tammy Davis will direct and Peter Jackson’s Park Road Post serves as post-production partner. Vendetta Films will distribute in Australia and New Zealand.

“We are very excited to be selling this high-energy
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Pop Idol: Zoe Birkett, Rik Waller - where are they now?

We're not going to lie - when we found out that Zoe Birkett was entering the Big Brother house earlier this week, the Digital Spy office got very excited indeed. What a blast from the past - and how much the "little podgy kid from Pop Idol with the dreadlocks" (her words, not ours) has grown up in the last 13 years. But it got us thinking - what happened to the other contestants? We put on our deerstalker, pulled out our magnifying glass and started digging...

Series One

Korben

Korben, whose real name is Chris Niblett, now seems to be going by the hybrid Korben Niblett. He previously worked at Jemma Kidd Make Up School, but according to his LinkedIn page (oh yes), earlier this year he launched his own company, Evolve Beauty. Not so much of the singing anymore, then...

Rik Waller

Well, for one thing, he's not Rik anymore - it's Richard now!
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Australian 'War Horse' Star Wins Heath Ledger Scholarship

Australian 'War Horse' Star Wins Heath Ledger Scholarship
Western Australian actor Cody Fern was named the Australians In Film Heath Ledger Scholarship winner for 2014 at a celebratory dinner in  Los Angeles on Thursday that was hosted by musician, actor and director, Tim Minchin. The 25-year old, best known for his role as Albert in the Australian version of the National Theatre of Great Britain production of War Horse, has secured the $20,000 prize against stiff competition from another 19 young Australian actors, with Australian Idol alum and Home and Away star Axle Whitehead and Charlotte Best named as runners-up. Photos Actors Who Died During Filming Fern

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Exclusive: The Chainsmokers' exuberant remix of Guy Sebastian's 'Like A Drum'

Exclusive: The Chainsmokers' exuberant remix of Guy Sebastian's 'Like A Drum'
The Chainsmokers are best known as the duo behind viral sensation “#Selfie,” but with their remix of Guy Sebastian’s infectious “Like A Drum,” Andrew Taggart and Alex Pall show off their considerable remixing prowess. HitFix is excited to exclusively debut the remix below. While not as well known in the U.S. yet, Sebastian is the best-selling solo artist of all time in Australia with seven multi-platinum albums. Sebastian, who appeared on Lupe Fiasco’s “Battle Scars,” will release his first album in the U.S. later this year. He was the first winner of “Australian Idol” in 2003 and then went onto be a judge on Australia’s edition of “The X Factor” from 2010 to 2012. He is the only male artist in Australia to land six No. 1 singles. The Chainsmokers’ remix showcases Sebastian’s soulful voice by keeping the opening of the song close to the original before the
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Siri Garber's Platform PR Opens New Offices in NY, Australia

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Siri Garber's Platform PR Opens New Offices in NY, Australia
Siri Garber is expanding her Platform Public Relations with new branch offices in New York City and Sydney, Australia. The Sydney office will be headed up by Platform's VP of talent Jane Negline, who joined the company after spearheading PR for “Australian Idol” and working on many Australian awards shows. Also read: CW's ‘Arrow’ Casts ‘The Pact's’ Caity Lotz as Black Canary (Exclusive) Negline's clients include: Grant Bowler (Syfy's “Defiance”), Kym Johnson (“Dancing With the Stars”), Samantha Harris (“The Insider”), Thea Andrews (“The Insider”), Harry Cook (“Accidents Happen”) and Stephanie Ellis (“The Sleepwalker”). The New York office is being headed up by Barbara Saint-Aime,
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Mip-tv: Is Interactive Israeli Format ‘The Big Picture’ This Year’s Next Big Thing? (Video)

  • Deadline TV
At last October’s Mipcom, Israeli interactive talent show Rising Star, was the hot property, selling local versions around the globe. At the Mip-tv market next month, The Big Picture, a new interactive entrant from Israel, is aiming to be the next big thing. The game show hails from Israeli format company A Cappella, which recently made U.S. and UK deals with eOne for religion-themed drama Reaching For Heaven. Big Picture is created by TV host and mentalist Nimrod Harel, whose first scripted series, The Believer, has been sold to Fox International Channels. A budget of $1M went toward developing and producing an English-language Big Picture pilot hosted by Andrew Günsberg (Australian Idol, Live To Dance), which A Cappella will shop at Mip-tv (see promo below). The trivia-based show asks a contestant to identify photographs projected on a 20-meter-high screen in the studio; the pictures can be of celebrities,
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