In the news: June 25
Olivia Wilde’s holiday disaster
American actress Olivia Wilde and boyfriend Jason Sudeikis had to be rescued by fishermen on their holiday in Jamaica, after they got into trouble in heavy seas.
Wilde told The Late Show with David Letterman the couple’s first holiday did not go as expected.
"We fancy ourselves athletic people, tough people, so ... we thought we won't just sit on the beach all the time, we'll go kayaking," Wilde said.
The couple went out on the kayaks, ignoring warnings of choppy, dangerous conditions.
"We get to the middle (of the bay), disaster strikes, it's too windy, the waves are too big and it's mayhem," Wilde said.
"It got a little too treacherous and I turned around and Jason was gone ... He resurfaced and we were rescued by a team of fishermen. They had been watching us with binoculars. I'm sure they were taking bets on who would go down first ... we were both dragged out of our kayaks into the fishing boat."
Grant Hackett tries to save his reputation
Olympic swimmer Grant Hackett is hoping he can salvage his reputation, after his split with wife Candice Alley and the infamous rampage that left their family home destroyed.
Hackett was kicked out of their apartment by Alley after he returned home intoxicated from Derby Day last year.
The swimmer spoke to 60 Minutes about that evening and also being locked out of his apartment after the Logies celebrations in May.
He opened up about his marriage, which he revealed was not a happy one; he has since moved to the Gold Coast and has not seen Alley and his children in more than two months.
"I don't blame the alcohol," Hackett said.
"I was drunk, I think the alcohol exaggerated or exacerbated the emotions of that night and made it worse.
"I blame myself."
The swimming star admitted targeting his wife’s most prized possessions, including the piano, in a rage.
"I'm a big guy, I would have been intimidating and it would have been very upsetting for her," he said."But there's no way I would ever hurt my wife."
Hackett asked for forgiveness from the Australian public.
"Is my reputation damaged forever after one mistake?" he asked.
"I will be defined by my actions moving forward and I hope people take the time to judge me on that and I'm very, very determined to turn that around."
Sarah Murdoch will host ‘Everybody Dance Now’
Former Australia’s Next Top Model host Sarah Murdoch has been announced as the host of Everybody Dance Now, which will air on Channel Ten.
The show will feature some well-known dance masters who will coach contestants, such as Kelly Rowland and Jason Derulo.
"Each night during the heats, one of the six acts competing will take home $10,000. The winning act will then secure their place in the Everybody Dance Now finals to compete for a cash prize of $250,000."
Relatively similar to the popular American version of the TV series So You Think You can Dance, the show does have some slight differences. It will take on a more positive format, as did the hit singing show The Voice.
The website revealed, "You are dancing for the audience, not a judging panel - Everybody Dance Now is looking for pure entertainment!"
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