Holly's New Deal
Sun reports that ex-Neighbours star turned
singer turned media personality, Holly Valance
(Felicity Scully) is to lead Schwarzkopf's advertising
campaign. The hair giant's Live range will be endorsed
by the Australian lads' favourite for a reported six
Goodrem (Nina Tucker) has scored herself the lead
role in upcoming movie, Hating Alison Ashley,
based on the novel of the same name. The film, about
life as a teenager, will go into production later this
year in Melbourne.
Delta’s music career continues to break records, as
her album recently went over the one million sales mark.
Kym Valentine Webchat
just time to get your questions in for a BBCi live chat
with Kym Valentine (Libby Kennedy). It'll be
taking place at 2.10pm tomorrow, after the afternoon
screening of Neighbours and you can leave a question
by visiting http://www.bbc.co.uk/neighbours/askactors/chat.shtml!
Jamie Clarke Is Back!
Today’s episode sees the return of a character not seen
in Ramsay Street in over 13 years. Jamie Clarke, son
of original number 28 residents Des and Daphne, is back
in Erinsborough. As a baby, Jamie was played by four
different children, but now Angus McClaren takes
over the role. Although Jamie’s story only sees him
hanging around for a couple of weeks, it’s rumoured
that he may be back in town later this year.
Jan Russ Website Launches
Today sees the launch of The Official Jan Russ Website
Jan has been casting director on Neighbours since
the very beginning and the most loved and cherished
actors to have hit our screens since 1985 are down to
her eye for talent. The site includes contributions
from people who have worked with Jan, exclusive photos
and new material to be added soon.
BBC Taking Care Season
The BBC's Taking Care season, highlighting the
issues surrounding children in care homes, launches
this week. Storylines revolving around this will be
featured this week in EastEnders, Doctors
and Casualty. Meanwhile, Neighbours will
also get in on the act with the return of Jamie Clarke,
whose circumstances have changed a great deal since
we last saw him back in 1990.
more information on the Taking Care season of
programmes, visit http://www.bbc.co.uk/parenting/takingcare
Neighbours in Print
month's copy of the UK's All About Soap magazine
reveals that Natalie Bassingthwaighte (Izzy Hoyland)
has landed a minor role in an upcoming mini-series about
the life of 1950s Hollywood actress Natalie Wood,
who mysteriously drowned in 1981.
magazine also reveals that Todd MacDonald (Darren
Stark) has signed a long-term contract with the show
and that Madeleine West (Dee Bliss) has recently
returned from some time spent songwriting in the USA
and is now filming a movie entitled You and Your
Stupid Mate! with another ex-neighbour, Nathan
Phillips (Teabag Teasdale).
same issue contains features and interviews with Ryan
Moloney (Toadfish Rebecchi), Blair McDonough
(Stuart Parker), Lara Sacher (Serena Bishop)
and Natalie Bassingthwaighte.
More Defining Moments
Over a year after the release of Neighbours: Defining
Moments, a DVD and video release containing some of
the best births, deaths and marriages from Neighbours,
there is no sign of a sequel. Having contacted Rajon,
who made the first DVD, we have learnt that there are
currently no plans for a second release, but we feel that
there would be a market for it. So, we have decided to
begin a campaign to get Neighbours: More Defining Moments
The first step in our campaign is to find out which
episodes the fans would like to see on this DVD, so
that we can offer some idea to those making it. Therefore,
during the month of February, we would appreciate it
if all of you readers could email us a list of the episodes
- be they weddings, births, deaths, arrivals, departures
or any other milestones - that you would like to see
included. You can do this by emailing us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
The campaign will then continue at the beginning of
March when the 30 most popular episodes will be cut
down to 15 in another vote. This will form our 'ideal'
episode line-up and we will then begin the campaign
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