Candice Warner’s new book is about to be published

Sonny Bill Williams

Sonny Bill WilliamsCredit: Getty

A decade ago, Warner revealed how she contemplated taking her own life after suffering the humiliation and revealed The Australian She had driven to The Gap and ignored her mother’s “frantic” calls. Eventually her older brother found her and took her home.

Reflecting on the scandal in 2018, she said so Australian Women’s Week: “It’s been 11 years since this happened, it’s time to put it to rest and get on with the important things.”

In 2021, Williams, now a happily married father with young family, briefly mentioned the incident in his aptly titled autobiography You can’t stop the sun from shining.

“Both you and I will have to live with this mistake for the rest of our lives. It made headlines in a good part of the world,” he wrote.

“It was embarrassing, not just for me. There’s the woman involved, of course, even though she was a single adult woman and it really wasn’t anyone’s business what she did.


“But I had a friend at home who was publicly humiliated and suffering the pain of being cheated on. She certainly doesn’t deserve to be at the center of a media storm.”

A humiliated Warner, then 22, said shortly after the incident: “I have a responsibility to young people. Young girls look up to me.”

Warner is now married and has three daughters with the cricket superstar David Warnerwho is in the process of writing his own memoirs.

KAK: the tall survivor

When she returns from the African jungle and her starring role as the all-screaming headline act of I’m a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here, Kerri-Anne Kennerley is planning her 70th birthday, which she will celebrate this September.

Kerri-Anne Kennerley: a glamorous picture at last year's Everest Carnival.

Kerri-Anne Kennerley: a glamorous picture at last year’s Everest Carnival.

At an age when others are contemplating retirement, KAK, and reportedly the highest-paid “celebrity” on the show at $180,000 with an otherwise unremarkable cast, seems just getting started after slipping snakes and, understandably, onto that Really Terrible has passed Portaloo Challenge.

She’s survived seedy TV executives and survived a storm Dancing with the starsShe refused to be canceled by the Twitterazzi, survived breast cancer, endured the loss of her beloved husband John Kennerley and made her dramatic stage debut in the 2020s pippin, only to slip out of the arms of her muscular trapeze partner and crash headfirst onto the stage, breaking her collarbone. Everyone greets the big KAK.

Praise for Justine’s Julia

There was a standing ovation after Tuesday’s opening night at the Sydney Opera House Justin Clarke‘s 90 minute performance in the lead role in the new Sydney Theater Company production Julia.

One of the highlights of Sydney Theater Company's new season is Justine Clarke playing Julia Gillard, who leads into the famous misogynist speech in a new play.

One of the highlights of Sydney Theater Company’s new season is Justine Clarke playing Julia Gillard, who leads into the famous misogynist speech in a new play.Credit: Stefan Siewert

Gretel And Ros Packerthe alphabet Francis Kelly, Julia Baird, Markus Humphries And Laura Tingle, Klee Moore, Jane Caro, Tanja Plibersek, David Gonsky, Alan Joyce And Wendy McCarthy gave the piece thunderous applause. Billed as a “fictional idea” of Julia Gilard‘s time as Prime Minister and in the run-up to her misogynistic speech, it was written by Joanna Murray Smith and guided by Sarah Goodes.

So far, Gillard, who according to STC has not given her approval nor made any contribution to the play, has yet to see it. However, some of their former employees attended his Canberra run and gave him an enthusiastic thumbs-up.

Critic John Shand of this imprint called Clarke’s performance “heroic”.

Former Prime Minister Julia Gillard.

Former Prime Minister Julia Gillard.Credit: James Brickwood

Queen of the Dolls

Proud “show woman” for five generations Jade Evans’ Family has worked the show circuit. In the 1920s it was traveling tent shows where an undiscovered person once appeared Slim dusty.

And they still went to Homebush every year for the Royal Easter Show, bringing with them their sideshow rides, vans, Dagwood Dog stalls and sparkling Kewpie dolls.

“It’s in our blood, you have to burn for it. We’re here, rain, hail or shine, traveling across the country… it’s really all I’ve ever known. I remember my mom making Kewpie dolls in her kitchen, with big buckets of glitter and sewing machines whizzing by,” Evans told PS.

“We’re still doing this, we had a family production line for this year’s dolls, which are my daughters Believe And pasture are very dedicated.”

Twin sisters Faith and Willow at the Kewpie Doll booth at the Royal Easter Show.

Twin sisters Faith and Willow at the Kewpie Doll booth at the Royal Easter Show.Credit: Brook Mitchell

The 11-year-old twins even dress like Kewpie dolls when they work on the Betty & June’s Dolls marital estate, named in honor of their grandmothers. This year, the family opens a new attraction, Neon Alley, a brightly lit entertainment district where they sell what is said to be the world’s longest Dagwood dog (60 cm) and tallest Fairy Floss (182 cm).

At Tuesday night’s preview of the winners of this year’s arts and crafts competition, hundreds of bead embroiderers, knitters, painters, potters, milliners, bakers and carpenters flocked to the venue to see who had won ribbons.

The knitted Queen Elizabeth II in the Arts and Crafts competition at the Royal Easter Show.

The knitted Queen Elizabeth II in the Arts and Crafts competition at the Royal Easter Show.Credit: Andrew Hornery

While there are some new categories reflecting Australia’s changing demographics, like the baklava contest, there are still decidedly traditional themes, including some homages to the past Queen Elizabeth the second. PS saw knitted versions of the late monarch alongside woolly versions King Charles III and the late Queen frontman Freddie Mercury.


Sydney bid farewell to philanthropist Eva Curran On Monday.

She was the 81-year-old wife of Business Identity Karl Curran. Over many decades, the Currans have raised millions for their foundation which has helped provide services to St Vincent’s Hospital.

The funeral service was attended by immediate family members at Our Lady Star of the Sea Church in Watsons Bay, where Eva and Charles were married on 3 October 1964, followed by a memorial service on Monday at St Francis Assisi Church in Paddington.

Charles and the late Eva Curran.

Charles and the late Eva Curran.

Regan ready to rule

On Wednesday night, the fabulously stuffy Royal Sydney Golf Club, where club officials once famously took tape measures onto the fairway to check the length of a woman’s skirt, leapt into the 21st century in a single leap.

The members voted in favour Lucy Regan to become its new president, the first woman to hold the position in the elite club’s centuries-long history. Having worked as a management and senior marketing consultant – including for the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games – Regan has been a member of the club since 1987, one of four generations of her family.

She turned down a challenge Robert Joske OAM, a Duntroon graduate who left a successful military career in 1992 to pursue major events management, to secure almost 80 percent of the votes. Regan replaces the outgoing President Chris Chapman, following his four-year reign, which has seen the notoriously secretive institution split over ambitious recovery plans, including the destruction of hundreds of mature trees.

Royal Sydney Golf Club in Rose Bay, which elected its first female President.

Royal Sydney Golf Club in Rose Bay, which elected its first female President.Credit: Steve Christo

Belated Birthday Party

Australia’s most prominent cryptocurrency investor, Mark CarnegieHe knows how to throw a party, as anyone who has been to his former archaeological site, Carnegie Hall – a converted old church in Darlinghurst – can attest.

But what are we to make of the three-week safari in Kenya he’s treating his loved ones to as a belated birthday party?

Cryptocurrency investor Mark Carnegie.

Cryptocurrency investor Mark Carnegie.Credit: Dylan Coker

Carnegie, who recently took up hunting with a bow and arrow, turned 60 a year ago.

Last year, PS revealed the divorced father-of-three, now based in Singapore, was dating the Glamour Ilse O’ReillyEx-wife of former Irish media scion Cameron O’Reilly.

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