Archive for June, 2010

Dancing With The Stars Live |

Sunday, June 20th, 2010

For the first time, New Zealand fans of the phenomenally popular television series, ‘Dancing with the Stars’ will now have the chance to see their favourite show come to life with New Zealand’s first-ever stage extravaganza, Dancing with the Stars Live, hosted by Jason Gunn and Candy Lane.
A-list stars from the five-year television series will come together for ONE stage show at Auckland’s Vector Arena on Friday 27 August 2010. ‘Dancing with the Stars’ fans will see all their favourite celebrities and professional dancers LIVE, up close and personal, competing to win the coveted glitter ball trophy.
Celebrity dancers include former winners and runners up Lorraine Downes, Tamati Coffey, Beatrice Faumuina, Suzanne Paul, Shane Cortese and Norm Hewitt with two new wildcard celebrity dancers to be announced soon. Celebrities will be joined by their original dance partners Carol-Ann Hickmore, Nerida Cortese, Aaron Gilmore, Brian Jones, Stefano Olivieri and Samantha Hitchcock.
The original line-up of judges return for the live show with Brendan Cole, Paul Mercurio and Alison Leonard providing comments and scores for the celebrities and their partners on the night. Just like the television series, the audience still have a say. Text voting runs throughout the show with guests voting for their favourite couple after each performance. All profits from the text votes will go to the New Zealand Breast Cancer Foundation.
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My new pizza oven

Thursday, June 10th, 2010

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Who do I think I am?

Thursday, June 10th, 2010

Good Question and one I may be able to answer in three weeks time. Although I will not be ablw to tell anyone until the show has aired.
Yes I have begun filming a TV show called “Who Do You Think You Are” it is a BBC devised program and is absolutely terrific. There is a US version and also an Australian version shot by SBS TV.
They are doing a story for series three tracing my family history. I can tell you no more especially as I know nothing until I start to film – which I did yesterday but I cant tell you about that either! They truly dont tell me anything until the day – for instance I knew I was filming today but not what and where I will need to go until they told me about an hour ago!!! Keeping me in the dark big time. I know I will be going overseas to film and trace my family but I do not know where or when or to how many destinations. Strangely exciting.
I am very excited about the show and the wonderful opportunity it is giving me and my family to find out about our ancestors.
I really wanted to say that my beautiful daughters and my beautiful wife took part in the filming and I think they are really wonderful, funny, caring and intelligent people and I am so lucky to have them in my life and to take part in this show.
Thanks girls!