The current Television Critics Association Press Tour has been particularly exciting for us even though we’re unsure we’ll get all the new shows being promoted. It’s exciting because young Australian stars were all over the Beverly Hilton Hotel at the TCA after landing lead roles in a mix of US network dramas and comedies. Over the weekend, Sophie Lowe talked about portraying a new version of iconic literary character Alice in Once Upon a Time in Wonderland, and Rebel Wilson promoted Super Fun Night, the sitcom she created and produces. Josh Thomas was also seated next to Joseph Gordon-Levitt to talk up his comedy Please Like Me, which was picked up by cable channel Pivot TV, and Phoebe Tonkin looked picture perfect on the panel for The Originals, the spin-off from The Vampire Diaries. There were lots more Aussies at the Summer TCA, including former Home and Away stars (and real-life couple) Rebecca Breeds and Luke Mitchell — see them all!
The hottest stars of American TV gathered in LA yesterday for the Summer TCA party thrown by US networks The CW, CBS and Showtime. The Television Critics Association Summer Press Tour is currently taking place, where new and returning shows are being promoted, and this event gave the talent a chance to let their hair down and mingle with friends. TV veterans including Rachel Bilson, Sarah Michelle Gellar and the How I Met Your Mother cast were on hand for the party, as well as the many Australian actors who scored plum roles in new series. Former Home and Away star Luke Mitchell posed for photos with Peyton List, his co-star on The Tomorrow People, while his wife, Rebecca Breeds, attended with her We Are Men castmates Chris Smith, Kal Penn, Tony Shalhoub and Jerry O’Connell.
The Originals’ Phoebe Tonkin and Claire Holt mixed with their handsome co-stars; Adelaide Kane was a lucky girl between Robbie Amell and Joseph Morgan, and Simon Baker, who turned 44 yesterday, linked up with Anna Faris inside the party. Toni Collette also celebrated her return to TV in the new series Hostages. Click through to see all the party pictures!
Television's night of nights is taking place this Sunday, but before we see the latest lineup of stars hit the red carpet, we're focusing on what's arguably the most important part of the Logies: the hair and makeup. More specifically, the best beauty looks from some of our all-Australian golden girls. This year, gorgeous blonde TV presenter Carrie Bickmore is in the running for the biggest award of the night — The Gold Logie — but no matter the outcome, she's always a winner on the red carpet. From her shiny, voluminous hair, to Kate Ritchie's navy smoky eye and Rebecca Gibney's ageless beauty, the best looks are lined up here for you to peruse. Click through to check them all out, and stayed tuned for when we bring you all the action as it happens on Sunday night!
With the wave of celebrity betrothals last year and this year (already!), it looks like we've got a lot of weddings to look forward to soon. Jennifer Aniston was one of the biggest names (and most hotly-anticipated) to confirm an engagement, and the huge ring that Justin Theroux presented to her made his feelings very clear indeed. Olivia Wilde and Jason Sudeikis announced their engagement in January of this year, and her ring is one of the most unique we've seen. We also did some drool-inducing research so you can check out the best rocks around, from Princess Grace of Monaco to the Victoria's Secret angels, plus Aussies Miranda Kerr, Rachael Finch and Jen Hawkins. And if the man in your life needs a subtle nudge (or kick) in the right direction, why not pass the link on . . .
Two weekends ago, Luke Mitchell and Rebecca Breeds got married in a gorgeous wedding held at NSW’s Kangaroo Valley Bush Retreat. They shared photos of their special day exclusively with New Idea, which is on sale now. The Australian TV couple, who met on the set of Home and Away, wanted to treat their loved ones to an “into the wild” experience. Rebecca says they chose the open-air chapel for their nuptials because “it reminds me of A Midsummer Night's Dream. It’s a different kind of church, with God in nature.” The bride wore a custom-made Steven Khalil gown and flowers in her hair to match the theme while Luke looked handsome in a Herringbone suit. See all the pictures inside New Idea.
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Rebecca Breeds is the latest Home and Away star to spread her wings and try her luck in the US, and she’s already found success by landing a lead role on a new CBS sitcom. Rebecca, who’s in the middle of planning a wedding with former co-star Luke Mitchell, will star in a single-camera comedy pilot as the daughter of Monk's Tony Shalhoub. Her character, Julie, has been described by TV industry website Deadline as “Frank’s adorable, independent and neurotic daughter who is trying to get her act together and get over her major daddy issues due to Frank’s less than stellar parenting.” Her other announced co-stars are Chris Smith and Kal Penn. After years on the long-running soap and her dramatic exit on Home and Away we can’t wait to see Rebecca in a comedy!
Vogue magazine teamed up with Moët & Chandon to launch a three-day Fashion Film Festival at Dendy Opera Quays last night. The champagne was flowing freely in gold goblets and canapés made the rounds as Australian celebrities braved the chilly Sydney night for a gala screening of Bill Cunningham New York, which documents the iconic street style photographer. Engaged Home and Away stars Luke Mitchell and Rebecca Breeds talked to us about their wedding preparation, with Rebecca saying she didn’t realise how much went into planning a wedding until now! Conversation also turned to Luke’s fans campaigning for him to play Finnick Odair in Catching Fire, with Rebecca being his biggest supporter.
We caught up with glamour girls Jodi Gordon and Laura Csortan, who talked about their plans to catch a Gold Class session of Magic Mike with model pal Nikki Phillips, who was also in attendance. And while discussing the handsome cast of Magic Mike, the topic changed to the book on everyone’s lips, Fifty Shades of Grey, which Laura and Jodi are both reading! Once we were inside the cinema, Vogue editor-in-chief Edwina McCann welcomed guests as glasses were topped up and everyone settled in for the movie.
It may have been all about Kristen Stewart and Chris Hemsworth at the Snow White and the Huntsman Sydney premiere last night, but local celebs were hard to ignore thanks to their impressive hair and makeup skills. Jess and Lisa Origliasso of The Veronicas, Rebecca Breeds and Sophie Lowe were just a few of the famous faces who chose to highlight their lips in honour of the blockbuster movie, proving that there's no better accessory than a good lipstick when you want to make maximum impact with minimum effort. Step inside our gallery for a closer look.
Kristen Stewart and Chris Hemsworth may have headlined last night’s Sydney premiere of Snow White and the Huntsman at Westfield Bondi Junction, but there were plenty of Australian stars out in force walking the long white carpet as well. Home and Away was well represented, with former star Kate Ritchie, Steve Peacocke, and newly-engaged Luke Mitchell and Rebecca Breeds in attendance. Chris got his big break on Home and Away many years ago and has said it was a great foundation for his career. The Veronicas, Lisa and Jess Origliasso, wore Wheels & Dollbaby for the premiere, and Erin McNaught matched the night’s theme in white at one of her last Sydney events before making the move to Europe. Sophie Lowe, Verne Troyer, Laura Csortan and Michelle Bridges rounded out the crowd.