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'Rafters' star admits to Botox use

23 December 2009 2:22 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Rebecca Gibney has admitted to having Botox in the past. The 45-year-old Australian actress, who is best known for her role in TV drama Packed To The Rafters, said that people should not be judged if they have cosmetic procedures. She told Australian Women's Weekly: "I've had a bit of Botox, which these days feels like having a facial. "I think even if women want to cut their (more) »

- By Rebecca Davies

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'Rafters' star launches music career

11 December 2009 2:04 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Hugh Sheridan has revealed that he is launching a music career. The Australian actor, who plays Ben Rafter in TV drama Packed To The Rafters, will release debut single 'All About Me' at Christmas. When The Daily Telegraph asked why he didn't get his song into the final episode of the Channel 7 show last month, Sheridan said: "I tried, I really, really did. "I (more) »

- By Rebecca Davies

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Ventoura, Brown 'just a normal couple'

28 October 2009 5:21 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Zoe Ventoura has revealed that she finds the public interest in her love life very strange. The Packed To The Rafters star, who dates TV vet Chris Brown, said that they are no different to other "normal" couples. Ventoura told Australia's Daily Telegraph: "We are just a normal couple. Other people are not expected to reveal details of their relationships to everyone and talk about them in public." She added: "I try to be polite and respectful when people ask me about it. It is possible to keep things private. You don't have to sell (more) »

- By Rebecca Davies

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'Rafters' creator hits back at critics

19 October 2009 1:00 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Packed To The Rafters creator Bevan Lee has defended himself after recent storylines were met with public outrage. Many viewers complained after an episode of the Aussie TV show featured an affair, a masturbation scene and three sex fantasies, but Lee has said that fans have to get used to the fact that he doesn't want to create a squeaky-clean show. Lee told The Daily Telegraph: "I think we've created a family and everyone has so identified with that family, that they've said to themselves 'they're us' (more) »

- By Rebecca Davies

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Aussie celebs stage government protest

28 September 2009 2:14 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Catriona Rowntree has broken her maternity leave to join a group of celebrities protesting against new building developments in New South Wales. The Nine Network personality, together with Packed to the Rafters actor Michael Caton, news presenter John Gatfield, DJ Jono Coleman and comedian Rod Quantock took part in a protest march on Sunday to fight the government's decision to build more homes (more) »

- By Rebecca Davies

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'Rafters' creator apologises for sex ep

25 September 2009 12:41 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

The co-creator of Packed to the Rafters has apologised to viewers offended by Tuesday night's episode, which featured sexually-themed fantasy sequences and a masturbation scene. Bevan Lee said he was surprised at the reaction to Tuesday night's instalment and added the episode was intended as a "cautionary tale" to highlight that "blurring the line between fantasy, desire and real action can lead to wrong and potentially disastrous choices". "Nathan (Angus McLaren) chooses to betray his wife, but it is made quite clear it is the wrong choice and (more) »

- By Darren Rowe

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Outrage over 'Packed to the Rafters' sex ep

24 September 2009 12:30 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Australian drama Packed to the Rafters has come under fire from viewers over a recent episode involving sex. On Tuesday, the family-orientated series' latest instalment featured several fantasy sequences involving sex-related themes, while another scene saw one character being caught masturbating by his wife. Viewers expressed their disappointment and disgust at the episode on talkback radio and on the show's official message boards. "Why is it so hard to write episodes without gratuitous sex as its main theme?" complained one viewer. "The potential is there to explore some really great issues about family dynamics with all the trials and tribulations that make up (more) »

- By Darren Rowe

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Packed To The Rafters Dominates Australia's Logie Awards

4 May 2009 5:20 AM, PDT | WENN | See recent WENN news »

Hit Australian show Packed To The Rafters triumphed at the 51st TV Week Logie Awards on Sunday, taking home most of the major honours of the night.

Rebecca Gibney, who plays Julie Rafter in the show, beat hot favourites Ian Smith and Kate Ritchie to take the Gold Logie for most popular personality, as well as walking away with the most popular actress honour.

The series took the most popular drama nod, as well as most popular new talents for Jessica Marais and Hugh Sheridan. Marais also won the Graham Kennedy Award for outstanding new talent.

Hit show Underbelly won the outstanding drama prize and its stars Gyton Grantley and Kat Stewart won outstanding actor and actress respectively.

Most popular actor went to Home And Away star Todd Lasance at the annual event, which honours the best in Australian television from the previous year. »

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Ian Smith misses out on Gold Logie

3 May 2009 12:11 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Former Neighbours veteran Ian Smith has missed out on winning his first ever Gold Logie. The 70-year-old, whose final scenes as Erinsborough legend Harold Bishop screened in Australia in February, was beaten by Packed To The Rafters actress Rebecca Gibney. Both Gibney and Smith were equal favourites with betting agency Sportingbet Australia to take the highest honour in Australian television leading up to Sunday night's ceremony. "Thank you Tasmania, I think you got me over the line!" Gibney said in her acceptance speech. "Ian Smith had England voting for him! "I know we sometimes pooh-pooh the Logies but this is so bloody marvellous. I'm really, really thrilled!" Feel good family drama Packed To The Rafters was the night's big winner taking home an impressive six awards for most popular personality on (more) »

- By Darren Rowe

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Smith firm as Gold Logie favourite

28 April 2009 9:14 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Former Neighbours veteran Ian Smith is the favourite to win the coveted Gold Logie at this weekend's TV Week Logie Awards, reports the Herald Sun. According to betting agency Sportingbet Australia, Smith, who left Australian screens in February as character Harold Bishop, is now equal favourite with Packed To The Rafters actress Rebecca Gibney to win the award for Most Popular Personality On Television. Former Home and Away star Kate Ritchie is currently third favourite to take home the Gold Logie. Speaking about his (more) »

- By Darren Rowe

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Smith, Ritchie score Gold Logie nominations

30 March 2009 10:12 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Former Neighbours star Ian Smith has scored his first ever Gold Logie nomination. The veteran actor will face competition from ex-Home And Away stalwart Kate Ritchie, who hopes to make it three wins in a row. Smith, whose final scenes as Harold Bishop screened in Australia in February, was the focus of a very public campaign by Neighbours to give him a golden sendoff. Celebrities including Tom Jones, Rick Astley and WWE wrestler John Cena urged fans to vote for Smith as part of the 'We Heart Harold' campaign. Ritchie's nomination, her third, comes a year after she last appeared as Sally Fletcher.

Smith and Ritchie will go head-to-head with six other nominees: Natalie Bassingthwaighte (So You Think You Can Dance Australia), Andrew Denton (Enough Rope With Andrew Denton), Rebecca Gibney (Packed To The Rafters), (more) »

- By Darren Rowe

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