Archive for December, 2001

FORMER Sale Of The Century

Monday, December 31st, 2001

FORMER Sale Of The Century co-host Karina Brown will front a lifestyle program based on the Sunday Herald Sun’s successful body+soul colour lift-out.
The Nine Network show, which begins on February 7, is the first on-air collaboration between a major metropolitan newspaper and a television network.
Actor Paul Mercurio, Toby Allen of band Human Nature, and model Erica Heynatz will join Brown as presenters, covering the spectrum of lifestyle issues from health and beauty to alternative therapies and relationships.
Brown said the role was her dream job, allowing her to combine her interest in natural therapies with her television career. “I am studying natural therapies, so when body+soul came up, I was so excited because I can finally combine work and my major interest,” she said. “Society has become carried away with go, go, go and sometimes people miss the point because they don’t have time for anything. “For me, this show will bring back the point and show people how to improve their everyday life.”
body+soul made its Sunday Herald Sun debut mid-year and is carried throughout Australia in News Limited titles. Sunday Herald Sun editor Alan Howe said the television program was an innovative marriage between Australia’s fastest growing newspaper and the nation’s most popular television network.
“body+soul massages the heart of a modern life and adds a valuable dimension to the best-read newspaper in Victoria,” he said. “It appeals to the active and inquisitive spirit of Australians — the great majority of us who want a better and longer life, better health and who want to be better informed about how to achieve those universal goals.
“The body+soul television program is certain to attract a huge audience of Australians wanting to improve the lives of their families.”

–Sunday Herald

Remember a few months ago

Saturday, December 29th, 2001

Remember a few months ago when the National Library of Australia honored PMO by asking permission to archive? Here it is. Their archive dates from June, 2001, and it was kind of fun to look through the site as it was then.

Paul and his dad

Friday, December 21st, 2001

Paul Mercurio and his dad. Photo: John Woudstra

Gus Mercurio’s Funeral

Friday, December 21st, 2001

Funeral of actor and boxer Gus Mercurio funeral at Ashton Manor, Diamond Creek. Son Paul Mercurio (right front) looks up to the sky as the coffin bearers leave the service. Picture: David Caird Source: Herald Sun

PHIL Avalon’s film The Finder,

Thursday, December 20th, 2001

PHIL Avalon’s film The Finder, starring Simon Westaway, Paul Mercurio, Anja Coleby and Alison Cratchley has just been selected for screening at French Film Festival de Valenciennes.
Avalon has also just put the final cut to The Pact, starring Sigrid Thornton, Robert Mammone and Peter O’Brien, and is about to embark on his next project Liquid Bridge, which starts filming in January.
The Finder premieres tonight on the Nine Network.
— 12, December, 2001 The Daily Telegraph

In Los Angeles

Monday, December 17th, 2001

In Los Angeles during the filming of Exit to Eden, 1993

Australian Music Awards

Monday, December 17th, 2001

Paul & Andrea at the Australian Music Awards, 1992

With Lauren Burns at Celebrity Grand Prix

Monday, December 17th, 2001

With Lauren Burns at Celebrity Grand Prix, Herald Sun, 7 February 2001, Photo by Darryl Gregory

With Danii Minogue at Strictly Premier

Monday, December 17th, 2001

With Danii Minogue at Strictly Ballroom Premier, Who Magazine, 26 October 1992

Paul & Andrea, January 1994

Monday, December 17th, 2001

Paul & Andrea, January 1994