After watching it, Packer told PS in 2014 he thought he was going to watch an episode of The bold and the beautiful.
“It was really very disappointing,” he said. “I think they really just scratched the surface of the character development and they bore little resemblance to the characters I knew as a kid… I think it was a missed opportunity to capture these larger than life characters.
“I don’t think my grandfather or my father would have been very interested in being the subject of a hagiography…it wasn’t their style…they could be very tough and difficult men, but there was also a very warm and loving side to them , as was the case with Kerry. They were very complex men.”
Packer, 61, who had a privileged childhood, fondly recalls trips to Royal Randwick with his grandfather, who called ahead and left the old Farmers department store open so his grandson could come and select a toy.
“It’s ironic that my family, who have been in the media for so many generations, have such a deep shyness towards journalists… but it’s something that’s been hammered into us for as long as I can remember. I was always told as a kid that people would watch me, everything I do in life, and act accordingly… I think that can become a big burden as someone ages, and it probably is the main reason I have lived most of my life outside of Australia.”
However, he does agree that there is a story about the Packers in Australia that is worth telling, and while much of his extended family may not see it, he understands the enduring fascination.
“It’s a pretty good story, I think. The first Packer was actually a convict, he was a soldier in India who was caught stealing from the shops and sent to Tasmania and that’s how the family’s connection with Australia began in 1837,” Packer revealed, recounting the legendary story of his great grandfather Robert ClydePackerwho began the family’s association with the media after finding 10 shillings on a Tasmanian racetrack and backing a winning horse 12-1.
It was enough to pay for his way to the mainland to start his newspaper career before his son Frank Packer inherited his newspaper interests, which were further expanded under the rule of his uncle Kerry Packer.
High profile fashion identity from Sydney Claire TregoningCo-founder of hip social identity activewear label PE Nation Pipe EdwardsShe has confirmed her marriage to the filmmaker and photographer Tim is over.
“It’s very amicable, we still love each other, we share parents and he remains a great friend… things are changing and that’s what happened for us, but we go through it with a lot of respect and support,” he confirmed Designer versus PS.
The couple are understood to have split around eight months ago. Last week her multi-million dollar home on the Northern Beaches was put on the market.
“It’s a hell of a place,” gushed Tregoning, who is currently touring abroad, referring to the sprawling 1,500-square-foot mansion, which real estate listings describe as “evoking” a “Mediterranean coastal retreat” and an “Arizona spa.” Touted resort with barn and quirky beach house in Avalon.
The sale comes after a turbulent few months for Tim Tregoning. A matter is due to be mentioned in Manly Magistrates Court on Wednesday alleging Tregoning failed to install an alcohol interlock device.
It follows Tregoning, who has pleaded guilty to a count of possession of small bags of cocaine after the 40-year-old father of two was arrested in Bondi around 9.40pm on Friday 30 September. He is due to be sentenced in Waverley Magistrates Court on January 24 .
Tregoning has taken part in several high-profile productions such as Snow White and the Hunter with Chris Hemsworth and the TV series puberty blues.
It was a lavish four-day affair in Colombia to celebrate the New Year’s wedding of food empire scion Harris Farm Markets Luke Harris – one of the company’s three co-directors, along with two of his brothers – who tied the knot with his fiancee Sandra Cabrera.
The corporate wedding, complete with dance troupes, decadent feasts and a seemingly endless number of photo opportunities at various locations, even made it onto the pages of the Southern Highlands Express given the large number of well-heeled guests from the region who made their way to the coastal city of Cartagena.
The celebrations began with a rehearsal dinner hosted by Luke’s Colombian in-laws at Cartagena’s traditional Colombian restaurant, Restaurante Alma.
After the rehearsal dinner, a welcome party was held at a more relaxed bar and grill, Café del Mar.
The couple were then married in a ceremony at the historic Catedral Santa Catalina de Alejandria in central Cartagena.
The reception was held at the majestic Casa 1537, followed by a recovery party the following day at Éteka Beach Club.
Luke, along with brothers Angus and Tristanand her parents David and Catherine HarrisHarris Farm opened in 1971 as a humble fruit and vegetable store in Villawood. Today, the multi-million dollar food, fruit and vegetable empire spans nearly 30 stores across NSW and Queensland and remains firmly family owned.
Clearly Cate Blanchett needs someone to organize her diary a bit better so she doesn’t miss any more career highlights, especially now that she’s a hot contender for an Oscar (which would be her third).
According to Golden Globes organizers, already worried about regaining favor with the industry after last year’s boycott was amid claims it was racist and unethical, Blanchett was unable to accept her award in person because it was “made in Britain”.
And yet Blanchett had been in Hollywood in the days before the controversial gongs began.
She was caught on social media Rebel Wilson (whom she apparently shares a stylist with) and Wilson’s partner Ramona Agruma at a pre-Globes screening of tarCelebrate with Jackie Weber a tan elvis Pre-Globes partying and hobnobbing with her fellow Globes Best Actress nominees at an elegant Louis Vuitton dinner just down the street from the Beverly Hilton, where the red carpet was rolled out for the awards ceremony.
But on the big night itself, she was nowhere to be seen. Curious.
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Failed right-wing political aspirant and retired commander Heston Russel announced his retirement from politics this week and resigned from his so-called Australian Values Party to focus on his charity.
But one door closes, another opens and PS can report that Russell has reactivated his OnlyFans account on the classy site known for its very mature content. However, it’s unclear what kind of pictures of himself he’s selling.
When PS asked Russell, who is due to defend assault charges in a Sydney court in March, what kind of content he shared for subscribers, he replied: “It’s none of your business Andrew”. So far, it appears there’s been plenty of swimwear and shirtless workout footage, while no details have been given on what exactly “private talks” are.
Frances O’Connor is one of Australia’s great contemporary acting exports, but hers is the kind of fame that can be earned Nicole Kidman and Margot Robbie a little jealous.
O’Connor was able to enjoy an elegant dinner with friends overlooking the shimmering Sydney Harbor at the Westpac Open Air Cinema on Mrs Macquarie’s Point on Wednesday night, undetected and undisturbed by fans, paparazzi or even annoying gossip columnists.
And yet she was the undeniable star of the night, at the Australian premiere of her finest directorial debut. Emily.
“It is a great privilege to bring this film home and to share it with you in such a beautiful setting,” a humble O’Connor told the audience before the screening. She’s very classy.
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https://www.smh.com.au/culture/celebrity/they-d-rather-i-didn-t-do-it-francis-packer-s-tell-all-memoir-in-the-works-20230109-p5cbbi.html?ref=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_source=rss_culture James and Gretel Packer’s cousin, Francis, writes a revealing memoir