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Sydney Kings Basketball Team Launches New Season In Style

October 14th, 2012

WHAT AN EVENT!

This was definately the one of the week… Perhaps the one of the month!

Sydney based basketball team, The Sydney Kings, threw a star‐studded cocktail event to celebrate the launch of their up‐coming season. My oh my, what an event it was!

‘The Night Parrot’ on William Street glowed to the passing traffic and pedestrians, as the exterior of the heritage‐listed building was lit with the Kings colours, purple and yellow with light installation projectors. As we came down William Street, we knew exactly where the party was at.

The path outside the building was lined with large white plinths, leading to the front gate and venue entry where the vibe was electric. Through the gate and down the ‘purple‐carpet’ we were greeted by a media pit that had every celeb, A-list to D-list getting interviewed.

As we left the purple‐carpet and moved inside, we were greeted by welcoming wait‐staff serving incredible hand crafted canapés and drinks. The large space was decorated with floating purple lights hanging from the rafters, elegant purple and gold tablecloths over high cocktail tables and music flowing from the resident Sydney Kings DJ, Jordan. The ambience was that of a sophisticated cocktail party, and every single one of us were immediately impressed.

The delightfully gorgeous NATARSHA BELLING greeted us as the official host, announcing the give‐away of two, business class return tickets to Los Angeles from UNITED AIRLINES. As soon as I found my spot with my friends, the gorgeous wife of LARRY EMDUR, SYLVIE, ran over to me asking what I was going to tweet for the chance to win the business class airfares. Why do I love The Sydney Kings and what I would do in LA, with the hashtag #UnitedHoops was all I had to do to enter! But sadly, I didn’t win. Natarsha announced the very lucky winner of the return tickets to Los Angles. Tweeting, ‘@TheSydneyKings Go shopping Julia­Roberts­Pretty­Woman style and see if they’d serve me in the Lion suit #UnitedHoops’, the lucky winner was Holly Kagis!

After the formalities were concluded, Natarsha announced the performance of COSIMA DEVITO, the first independent Australian artist in history to have a debut number one single, ‘Right Here, Right Now’. Cosima put on an outstanding, rock-solid performance, proving she is going to be a come-back! Following Cosima was the new talent from Sony Music MIRACLE performing his new single ‘Party of the Year‘, and then finishing the night off with WHAT ABOUT TONIGHT performing ‘Year 3000’ and ‘Pay Phone’, contestants from the current season of the X FACTOR on Channel 7.

After an evening of great Alizè cocktails, champagne and delicious food, my group left very happy with a heavy gift bag containing a heap of treats to spoil myself with. You can never leave feeling empty when you’re leaving with a bag this full!

Other guests included the very sweet SKYE LECKIE, JOHNATHAN NOTLEY from Bliss n Eso, Editor ROS REINES, singer and dancer TIMOMATIC, ‘I Will Survive’ contestants TOM SHARAH and STEPHEN MAHY, Model and DJ ROCHELLE FOX, ‘The Morning Show’ on Seven co‐host LARRY EMDUR, DR NIKKI GOLDSTEIN, gorgeous SHELLEY HORTON, Home & Away star DAN EWING and his delightful fiancé MARNI LITTLE, Breakfast on Ten co‐host MAGDALENA ROZE, BARRY DU BOIS and my favourite Spaniard MIGUEL MAESTRE from Channel 10’s The Living Room, Home & Away stars LINCOLN YOUNES and NIC WESTAWAY, star of ‘Underground’ ALEX WILLIAMS, JORDAN FINLAYSON and JIMMY REILLY from Channel 7’s Beauty and the Geek, actor and model JUSTIN MELVEY.

This was a star studded, food flooded, cocktail covered event which had the biggest and whitest smiles on everyone’s faces. A truly memorable time…

I must give a huge credit to the fantastic effort Running Romeo PR put in to make this event a success. It’s not often the people who actually organise and run these events on the night get a mention or credit, but these guys did an AMAZING job! Well done!!

www.nbl.com.au/kings

Adrian

Plates For Mates Charity for Matt Golinski and McComb Foundation

March 6th, 2012

Earlier this year, Peter Everett ex-host of Ready Steady Cook told us about an event that was being planned to support Matt Golinski, the well known Queensland based chef on the show who lost his wife and three children in a house fire on Boxing Day 2011.

With burns to 40% of Matt’s body, he only recently came out of an induced coma, then being told about the horrific news of his family.

Well the national fundraising event has been launched, Plates for Mates. Coordinated by some of Matt’s closest mates – Janelle Bloom, Manu Feildel, George Calombaris, Damian Heads, Gary Mehigan and Alastair McLeod – as an urgent call to arms by the entire hospitality industry to facilitate fundraising for the Matthew Golinski Recovery Fund and to the McComb Foundation.

I’m so pleased that this has now come to light, and these guys are backing this incredible cause for both Matthew and the McComb Foundation, which aim to help the difficult recovery process of burns victims – one that is extremely close to my heart.

What is Plates for Mates about?

The idea is that restaurants, cafes, coffee shops, staff canteens, tuckshops, hotels, pubs, clubs, resorts, suppliers to the hospitality industry and members of the public do something to assist both Matt and The McComb Foundation.

Dr Fiona Wood who researched and invented spray on skin used in burn treatments started the McComb Foundation and the hope is enough money will be raised to fund a research fellowship named in honour or Matt’s wife and daughters, the research fellowships would be to help people heal who have been both physically and emotionally hurt from burn injuries.

How can you be involved?

Visit the website, www.PlateforMates.com.au and add your event, which could be something as little as a monetary contribution, to hosting a lunch or dinner in your own restaurant to raise money for the two foundations. Maybe you own a coffee shop and want to give 50 cents from each coffee to the foundations, or maybe add a $1 surcharge on every bill and donate this to the foundations. What ever it is you choose, ever dollar helps and you have your chance to put what ever it is you choose, on the website. So submit an event, or attend an event. All of these events are listed on the website.

It is a very special cause and I really hope Australia gets behind this – congratulations to the 6 compassionate friends of Matt who all pulled this together.

www.platesformates.com.au

To watch the Peter Everett video message filmed earlier this year – a message to Matt Golinski, see below:

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Peter Everett Speaks Openly About Ex-colleague & Great Friend Matt Golinski

January 21st, 2012

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Matt Golinski, one of the great chefs who worked on Ready Steady Cook with Peter Everett lost his family just after Christmas 2011 to a house fire. His wife Rachael and his 3 gorgeous children Willow, Sage and Starlia were all taken in this awful way. Matt left without his family, his home and third degree burns to 40% of his body – still in an induced coma.
It took a while for Peter to find the words and emotional strength to say what he has said in this video. His love, compassion and thoughts are with Matt Golinski, at this sad time.

There will be a fundraiser held at the restaurant Steel in Sydney in February. Please stay tuned for more information.

I also send my love and best wishes with Matt, words really can’t describe the sadness of something like this. I had Matt when I was a contestant on Ready Steady Cook, and he was such a great energy to be around.

Adrian

10 CHRISTMAS GIFT IDEAS – 4. Christmas Fruit Cake by Peter Everett

December 19th, 2011

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You can never go past a gift you have made, so a Christmas Fruit Cake is definately a perfect option!

Peter Everett does this each year using an old recipe passed down from his Grandmother, a very special fruit cake he would make with her as a young child.

I’ve tried to get the recipe out of Peter, but it’s close to him and won’t share! But that’s ok, because he said you can find any fruit cake recipe and alter it to make it your very own special one. So get cooking now for this Christmas!

Peter Everett’s Christmas Kitchen – A Personal Gift Idea and Christmas Message

December 17th, 2011

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We all know and love Peter Everett, so here he is sharing one of his very personal Christmas gift ideas. He also sends a special Christmas message to everyone out there! Merry Christmas!

CARTOON HOT SUMMER HOTTIE – Rhys Bobridge

May 30th, 2011

CARTOON HOT SUMMER HOTTIE

Super HOT Australian pop singer, make-up artist and dancer who was runner-up on the first Australian series of So You Think You Can Dance?, appeared as Elf on the Seven Network’s popular children’s show The Fairies, an Ambassador for the Victorian School Spectacular, inspiration for dance lovers via the KBC (Kinky Boots Co.) facebook group and in 2008 released the dance track Hot Summer which was used on network promotions for channel Ten… RHYS BOBRIDGE!

FUN FACTS: RHYS regularly performs as himself or drag alter ego REGIME DETTOL at the hottest parties, shows and clubs around the country, including regularly at Sydney’s popular Nevermind and the Melbourne clubbing Icon The Market Hotel!

www.BrettWillisCartoons.com

Peter Everett thanks viewers of Ready Steady Cook for Logie nomination

April 27th, 2011

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Check out the lovely message Peter Everett from Ready Steady Cook has made for all of his loyal fans and voters of the show for the 2011 Logies.

The show has been nominated for it’s 3rd Logie, but unfortunately Peter is no longer the host of the show. Late last year, Channel 10 dropped Peter without any warning. But being the gracious person he is, he still has all the love and appreciation in the world for the show, and all the people around Australia (and the World) who love him!

If you ask me, Peter will always be the face of Ready Steady Cook – no other host will be able to top him!

CARTOON CIRCLE HOTTIE – Chrissie Swan

April 18th, 2011

CARTOON CIRCLE HOTTIE

Much loved 2003 BIG BROTHER Australia runner-up, entertaining breakfast radio host on Queensland’s HOT 91.1 and Melbourne’s VEGA 91.5 along with Australian Idol judge Ian Dicko Dickson & comedian Dave O’Neil, a regular guest panelist on Channel 10′s Friday Night Project, popular co-host on Channel 10 morning chat show The Circle, and spokesperson for Jenny Craig weight loss, 1980′s music devotee… CHRISSIE SWAN!

FUN FACTS: The Circle co-Host’s popularity with viewers is so great she has been nominated for three 2011 Logie Television awards including Most Popular Newcomer (Female), Most Popular Presenter and (controversially) the coveted Gold Logie for Most Popular Personality on Australian Television!

www.brettwilliscartoons.com

CARTOON LOSER HOTTIE – Shannan Ponton

January 24th, 2011

CARTOON LOSER HOTTIE

Super BUFF Fitness Industry professional with over 18 years experiance, popular Personal Trainer and well known as the tough-love Trainer to the Blue team on Channel 10′s TV reality weight-loss program The Biggest Loser since being recruited in 2007… SHANNAN PONTON!

FUN FACTS: An iconic Aussie guy who loves the beach and the bush, Shannan Ponton sees the Australian terrain as one big gym.

Shannan’s training mantra : Hard but fair! Train… don’t complain!

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Interview Part Two – Up Close And Personal with Peter Everett

December 20th, 2010

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Check out PART TWO of the Peter Everett interview – Up Close & Personal. Get to know more about him, on travel, his amazing home, charities he supports and a fun game called 5 Good – 5 Bad… Which didn’t exactly go to plan!

Peter is an amazing guy, with amazing energy. It’s very sad he will no longer be part of Channel 10, and it’s very sad that they are letting him go for “younger and fresher talent”.

I wish him all the luck in the world, and I know – alongside all of his supportive friends that he will be back on our screens in 2011 and make people fall in love with his charm all over again!

Check out some beautiful images of his stunningly furnished home below.

EXCLUSIVE! Interview Part One – Up Close And Personal with Peter Everett

December 13th, 2010

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You will recognise Peter Everett from many shows like Changing Rooms, Location Location and Ready Steady Cook. He is the funny and charming guy we all know and love.

I’ve known Pete for many years now. He is kind, gentle, absolutely hilarious and very generous. He has guided me for a long time through many situations in my life.

Here is an excellent opportunity to see Peter up close and personal, finding out everything about himself in this two part interview, part one with a very special guest appearance by Zoe Ventoura.

Peter also exclusively announces his shock departure from Channel 10‘s hit day time show, Ready Steady Cook.