As was the identity of the person who filmed it, who reportedly only did so after hearing a commotion and then seeing who was involved: a shirtless, limping Clarke, who appeared to have torn a hamstring, and Stefanovic.
Daily Telegraph editor Ben English is a shareholder of Anton Bell, Clarke’s close friend and business partner, who also appears in the video. The newspaper reported that Bell tried – unsuccessfully – to defuse the situation.
Bell, who once enjoyed media attention, starred in his own tabloid blitz at his high-profile marriage to the former TV beauty Kelly Landry implodes. These days he prefers a lower profile.
Stefanovic is also prominently represented in the video. He is married to Jade Yarbrough’s older sister Jasmine, a relationship that created its own promotional tsunami for the television personality after his marriage Cassandra Thorburn ended abruptly in 2016.
The breakfast TV personality has tried to keep a solid distance on the scandal and has declined to comment while his rivals are at Seven sunrise had a great day.
Stefanovic is said to be deeply upset after the incident as he considered Clarke to be one of his closest friends.
He introduced Clarke to Jade Yarbrough. In the video, the tension between the men becomes abundantly clear.
“I’m shattered that because of my actions, I drew women of class and integrity and my buddies into this situation,” Clarke later told News Corp in crisis management mode. “I’m fully committed to it and I’m the only one to blame.”
News of the existence of the footage was circulating a day after the public incident, when PS learned that Stefanovic and his bosses at Nine were alerted.
Edwards, the “other woman” in the scenario who is well versed in the dark arts of tabloids, spent Wednesday night in the Elton-John concert when the story went viral.
She poured oil on the scandal by releasing her own statement: “This is not my circus. Once again, Michael in his true nature took no responsibility for his actions and I was blatantly lied to.”
She left little room for doubt, but Wednesday night wasn’t going to end well for Edwards. She fell badly in the rain after the concert, ending a tremendously miserable day for a group of people who previously seemed to have everything.
Geyer gone but not forgotten
The awards for Australia’s “Queen of Soul” have rightly flowed Rene Geyer after her death on Tuesday and as her good friend and former publicist Annie Wright PS said this week: “If only she were there to hear it”.
Therein lies one of the great dilemmas of Geyer’s half-century in the spotlight: She never really understood or believed just how much she was admired.
That’s why she was so respected Paul Kelly happy to oblige Geyer’s loyal, long-standing manager Kathy Nolan organized for him to sing while she is in a coma in intensive care. He serenaded her with a moving rendition of On the way in the right direction.
Wright was at Geyer’s bedside when she died in Geelong this week. They have been firm friends since working together in the early 1970s.
Wright is working on a documentary about Australian singers, by Lady Nellie Melba and Olivia Newton-John to Amy Hai.
“Last year I told her about the documentary. As I was talking about it, she cut me off and asked if she’d even get a little mention. I was so amazed. ‘Naturally!’ I told her, ‘You’re a living fucking legend’. She really felt like she had been forgotten,” Wright said.
Indeed, it had been a financially challenging journey for Geyer, who despite years of recording and performing had sold her Melbourne home and rented in Geelong.
music writer Bruce Elder summed it up best when he wrote in a 1993 review of one of their shows: “When you see Geyer it’s hard not to feel that Australia is being lax about its talent. She was so much a part of the soundtrack that defined coming of age in the mid-1970s. She hasn’t lost her voice or her stage presence, but we who live in a throwaway society are ready to forget her. We have neither the ability nor the desire to nurture and sustain our stars when the pop carousel stops.”
Champion Ironwoman, Relentless Tabloid Target, Cricket WAG, Mama… Candice Warner‘s story was told by almost everyone but her.
So, her forthcoming memoir – Run strong — promises to be a decent read, if the editor’s promo is any indication: “Open, raw, and uplifting, Candice says it straight.”
Warner reported in 2017 Lizzie Wilson in which Australian Women’s Week the moment she was publicly humiliated as locals wore it during Australia cricket team’s tour of South Africa Sonny Bill Williams masks and mocked her husband David Warner on his wife’s infamous toilet visit: “I felt like a dirty, horrible person – it was like I had jumped in half. It was a deliberate and very personal attack and I felt so ashamed of my past. People would stare and point at me, but I had to put on a brave face for our girls.”
Not only did she put on a brave face, but last year she made a spectacular career comeback when she competed in her first Ironwoman competition in 10 years. The 37-year-old mother of three won six medals in the Masters category.
Margot stops the traffic
Paramount Pictures caused a stir at the state theater premiere of Monday night Margot Robbie‘s new epic Babylon. There were dazzling podium dancers, a full marching band, a courtesy bar, free popcorn, and a theater full of freeloaders.
Robbie stopped traffic on Market Street and darted bravely across the busy street to greet fans and tout the film about old Hollywood, but there was no hiding the fact that it had already been dubbed a box-office hit in the US.
After four weeks Babylon had made just $14.83 million (US$21.3 million), a fair distance from the reported $250 million it takes to turn a profit.
Babylon had its moments. Robbie gave a spirited performance, but after three hours and 10 minutes it was a case of chatter as restless theatergoers began to leave before the film was even finished.
The lips of the Censori family sealed
A week after the notification Kanye West (Ye)45, had married his employee – the former architect from Melbourne Bianca Zensori (who looks a lot like the polarizing rapper’s ex-wife Kim Kardashian) — and not much more has been found out about the 27-year-old Australian beauty.
However, when PS managed to track down her family in Melbourne this week, Leo Zensori said the family had been strictly instructed “not to speak to the press”.
He is listed as Managing Director of Cashbox Amusements, a Melbourne-based arcade games company. It turns out to be something of a family business for several generations of the Censori clan, who immigrated to Australia from Italy in the 1960s.
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