iVillage Weekly Australian Celebrity News Column 1

Originally published at http://www.ivillage.com.au/igossip-house-husband-strips/158979

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By ALICIA VRAJLAL  Get the scoop on this week’s best Aussie gossip – from new shows to hot frocks and dating shocks.  I can also be found gossiping at ‘I Am Starstruck’.

Shooting begins on new season of House Husbands 

Cue the fluttering hearts of women across Australia, with House Husband’s star Firass Dirani tweeting shirtless shots from the set of season 2.

All major cast members are returning including Julia Morris, Rhys Muldoon, Gary Sweet, Natalie Saleeba and Firass.

Firass Dirani House Husbands

David Jones’ celeb-crammed Autumn/Winter fashion launch 

Wednesday night saw some of Australia’s leading designers and models celebrate the launch of department store David Jones’ new season fashion launch.

Miranda Kerr headlined the catwalk, opening the show in Ellery and closing in Dion Lee.

Joining Kerr to parade the new season trends of sleek leather, sexy cuts and cool coloured prints were fellow David Jones celebrity ambassadors Samantha Harris, Jessica Gomes and Jason Dundas.

Other Australian celebrities who hit the red carpet included Megan Gale, Jesinta Campbell, Isabelle Cornish, Rachael Finch. Lisa Wilkinson and Ita Buttrose.

David Jones Launch

Lara Bingle and Gareth Moody split

ustralian model Lara Bingle is single and ready to mingle, after revealing to OK Magazine this week that she and designer Gareth Moody have officially split.

Bingle’s relationship with Moody was made public on her Channel 10 reality show Being Lara Bingle last year.

The model told OK, “It was a long time coming. He lives his life differently to me and he found my life very full-on and couldn’t embrace it.”

Lara Bingle Gareth Moody breakup

Kyly wins at the Allan Border Medal Awards

Aussie cricketers ditched the pitch for Melbourne’s Crown Palladium this week for the 2013 Allan Border Medal Awards.

The awards night recognised the talents of Australia’s national cricket team, with captain Michael Clarke winning his fourth Allan Border Medal for ‘Player Of The Year’.

No glamorous soiree is complete without an array of exquisite frocks, and this night was no different.  Wives and girlfriends of the cricketers hit the red carpet and Clarke’s victories continued, with wife Kyly headlining the fashion stakes in a white cut-out J’Aton gown.

Kyly Clarke Michael Clarke

Celebrity Apprentice begins shooting

Following the success of the first two seasons starring the likes of Jesinta Campbell, Didier Cohen, Julia Morris and Nathan Jolliffe, Channel 9’s ‘Celebrity Apprentice Australia’ is returning to our screens in 2013.

This year’s cast includes Stephanie Rice, Rob Mills, Dawn Fraser, Roxy Jacenko, Dermott Brereton, Peter Berner, Layla Subritzky, Jeff Fenech, Kym Johnson, Prue Macsween, Brian Mannix, Prinnie Stevens, Peter Everett and John Steffensen.

Shooting has commenced with various challenges across Sydney including a Tim Tam eating challange in Pitt Street Mall, which attracted local big names including music group Justice Crew and Top Model judge Charlotte Dawson.

Celeb ApprenticeStars beg for Logies votes 

Local personalities have taken to social media urging fans to cast last-minute votes in the TV Week Logie Awards, Australian television’s annual night of nights, with nominations voting closing this Sunday.

Channel 7’s Home & Away Facebook page posted a video of male cast members asking fans to vote for their Summer Bay favourites, while stars of Channel 10’s The Project and Channel 9’s House Husbands have taken to Twitter with their pleas.

Logies Home and Away

“Spice Girls” spark racist Twitter debate

It was a battle of the kitchens this week, as Channel 7’s My Kitchen Rules and Channel 10’s Masterchef: Professionals went head to head in a ratings war.

My Kitchen Rules won the stoush, thanks to controversial NSW contestants Jesse Khan and Biswa Kamila.

Dubbed the ‘Spice Girls’, the two contestants of Indian descent became trending topics on Twitter following their opinionated remarks on the show.

Twitter comments took a racist turn on Tuesday, with Penrith Panther player Aruna Tamauta tweeting, “Get them two curry munches off #MKR they are just pure annoying now”.  Taumata later apologised for his remarks with another tweet.

Since their elimination on Wednesday night, Khan and Kamila have expressed their shock at the public animosity towards them:“We didn’t think people would take us so seriously. The reaction has been out of proportion”.

My Kitchen Rules Spice Girls

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