Kath, Kim... And Kylie!
of Neighbours and Kath & Kim in Australia should
look out for the show’s third season finale, tomorrow night
at 8.30pm on ABC. The show features a “flash-forward”
sequence to the wedding of Kim’s daughter Epponnee-Rae, and
playing her is none other than Kylie Minogue. Kylie’s
part in Kath & Kim pays homage to her Neighbours
character Charlene Robinson’s wedding, with Epponnee sporting
a dress and hairstyle not-too-dissimilar to those Kylie sported
way back in 1988.
Jesse In The House
another former Neighbours actor has landed a role in
a US series, with Jesse Spencer (Billy Kennedy) appearing
in new medical mystery drama, House. The show, which
began airing last week on the FOX network, stars Jesse
as Dr. Robert Chase, and is led by British comedian Hugh
Laurie as Dr. Gregory House. No news yet on whether the
show will reach Australia or the UK, but it seems to be performing
reasonably well during an American television season full
of cancelled shows.
Neighbours In 2005
months after finding out that Stefan Dennis would be
reprising his role as Paul Robinson for Neighbours’
twentieth anniversary year, little is still known about why
the character returns, or his new circumstances. Perfect
Blend has this week spoken to Script Producer Luke Devenish,
and it seems that Paul will have spent some time in prison
before his return to Erinsborough. Luke points out that Paul
will be back in town having become estranged from his wives,
children and siblings, and no longer has anyone there to pull
him back when his bad behaviour gets out of control.
Meanwhile, fans of the show’s presentation will be pleased
to learn that next year will see brand new opening credits
debut, as well as new stock shots and incidental music. Most
of the sets will also be revamped, a process that began this
year with the Scully house.
Finally, fans can look forward to the whole year being treated
as one big anniversary celebration. Although there will be
one special week which contains the most nostalgic surprises,
there will be much more than that, spread out over the whole
out more in Luke’s interview with us, here.
of Carmella Cammeniti (Natalie Blair) will be delighted
to hear that the Italian troublemaker will be back in Ramsay
Street at the beginning of next year for UK viewers, having
already made her return in Australia. And according to the
UK's All About Soap magazine, she's back on a more
regular basis, with Natalie having moved from Brisbane to
Melbourne. Find out more about Carmella's past exploits, here.
Neighbours Time Change
will commence five minutes early this evening (Thursday November
18th) at 5.30pm on BBC1. Space is being cleared at 5.50pm
for the first screening of the Band Aid 20 video, being
screened simultaneously across BBC One, BBC Two, ITV1, Channel
4, Five, Sky One and on other digital channels.
New Neighbours In 2005
well as a whole host of blasts from the past next year to
mark the 20th anniversary of Neighbours, Ramsay Street
will also be welcoming a new family in the form of The Timminses.
Stingray's mother Janelle (Nell Feeney) has just made
her debut on Oz screens but 2005 will see the rest of the
family descend on Erinsborough to cause all sorts of hilarity.
Script Producer Luke Devenish has some advice for viewers
- "Be Warned!" It has also been confirmed that Max and Izzy's
father will be introduced to the cast next year.
There's No Stopping Delta
recent problems in her personal life, Delta Goodrem
(Nina Tucker) continues to achieve greatness in her career.
Her new album Mistaken Identity has hit the number
one spot in her home country of Australia, following similar
success for its first single Out Of The Blue. Meanwhile,
the single has entered the UK charts this week at number nine.
the Herald Sun reports that Delta has scored a guest
role in the US series, North Shore. The series stars
former Baywatch actress Brooke Burns and is
set in a luxury hotel in Hawaii. It is currently struggling
for ratings and is pulling in many big name guest stars, including
Shannon Doherty. It is thought that Delta will film
her part in the show in December.
Holly Hits Miami
seems that after her disappointment earlier this year, pulling
out of a risque role in nip/tuck, Holly Valance
(Flick Scully) has landed a guest role in rival series, CSI:
Miami. She's currently concentrating on the acting, after
her music career failed to set the world alight, and is also
filming the new National Lampoon movie, Pledge This
with Paris Hilton.
Daniel Has The X Factor
Sunday Telegraph reports that Daniel MacPherson
(Joel Samuels) is to be the host of Network Ten's version
of British reality show The X Factor. The show is due
to begin on Ten next year, and MacPherson's deal is
part of a two-year contract with the channel, which will also
see him developing new drama series.
Madge Hits The Jungle
Sun newspaper reports today that Anne Charleston,
who played Ramsay Street matriarch Madge from 1986 to 1992,
and again from 1996 to 2001, is to appear in the new, fourth
series of ITV's reality show, I'm A Celebrity, Get
Me Out Of Here. It wouldn't be Anne's first experience
of reality television, having been the first person voted
off LivingTV's I'm Famous And Frightened earlier
in the year. If Anne does appear on the series, due to start
on November 21st, she'll apparently be slumming it in the
jungle alongside people such as Janet Street-Porter,
singer Natalie Appleton and Kylie Minogue's
ex James Gooding.
Festive Break On UKTV Gold
Satellite and Cable channel UKTV Gold are to take Neighbours
off the air for a full two weeks over the Christmas period.
channel has made this statement about the changes: "This year
we are totally changing the schedule for the Christmas period,
which will run from Monday December 20th through to Monday
January 3rd. We are giving all our soaps and dramas a rest
throughout this time and instead will be playing comedy classics,
feature length dramas and films to reflect the festive season.
The regular schedule will be resumed on Tuesday January 4th
and all programmes will be starting from the point left on
December 17th. In total the festive schedule will last 2 weeks."
channel are currently showing the 1999 repeats of the show
in a double episode slot from 5.30am weekdays.
Neighbours In The Media
Christmas record from Ian Smith is now looking less
likely. In a recent interview with BBC
Neighbours, he explained that, whilst he's still keen
to release a single, the record company want a whole album,
something he isn't so keen on.
Meanwhile, a new Neighbours DVD is in the pipeline
for next year's anniversary celebrations. Titled Neighbours
- The 20th Anniversary Special, it is currently scheduled
for release on June 6th 2005.
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