"WHATS OLD IS NEW AGAIN"
Page 34 - Melbourne Observer - Wednesday, April 22, 2009 www.MelbourneObserver.com.au Observer Hollywoodland Green Room Awards ■ From Page 9 Showbiz From Tommy Garrett Stage/Video Design: The Black Lung Company - Avast I and II (Malthouse Theatre presents The Black Lung). Dave Jones - Advent Calendar (Insite Arts/Federation Square) WHAT’S OLD Sound or Music: Kelly Ryall - Coop (Black Hole The- ★father figurelookingmustadifferenceforinhow alifelov tive Irene in Time is a ers who are can make a see film movie for film about the posi- of atre) Lighting: Ben Cobham - Coop (Black Hole Theatre) a young woman. IS NEW AGAIN My friend Tanna Frederick stars in the Henry CABARET Jaglom film that is being released in America on Cabaret Production: Die Roten Punkte: Super Musikant US Father's Day, June 11 and please check out: Cabaret Artiste: Yana Alana www.ireneintime.com for future release in Austra- Cabaret Ensemble: Mutzenball (Mutzenball) lia. Musical Direction in Cabaret: Iain Grandage - Vamp I was the first journalist to see the preview last Original Songs in Cabaret: Jacob Diefenbach - Mas- year and it's a tear jerker. It is a film that every parent THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL ter of Disguise should see. ■ For B&B fans in Aus- Innovative Use of Form in Cabaret: No Success Like Tanna Frederick who I co-star with later this year tralia: You'll soon see Failure (The Fondue Set) in "Queen of the Lot" is playing a role she's never Stephanie Forrester los- played before. She is also features in my upcoming ing it all. S DANCE book "Hollywood Stars, Yesterday, Today and For- he'll arrive by the Male Dancer: Marc Cassidy - A Suite of Dances (The ever" due out on June 11. beach but gets help from Australian Ballet) a surprising source in Female Dancer: Sarah-Jayne Howard: Inuk 2 (Sydney Dance Company) ★andofshowsand wife ofofactor, film37makerweek Actress Jennifer Garner turned last mother two no signs slowing down. The Ben Nick Marone. The very next week we saw Stephanie rising to Dance Ensemble: Underground (Dancenorth) Music Composition & Performance in Dance: David Affleck is busy working on four films and says she's greater heights than she's Chisholm - Axeman Lullaby (Balletlab) looking for more. Jennifer and Ben are a couple seen in two decades, as Concept & Realisation in Dance: Blazeblue Oneline who make a difference in the world. Ben has been she takes control of (Antony Hamilton) traveling to Darfur the past few years trying to bring Jackie M. Designs and Betty Pounder Award for Choreography: Phillip uses the opportunity to Adams - Axeman Lullaby (BalletLab) attention to the plight of those people, but the couple show her ex-husband Lighting Design in Dance: Ben Cobham @ Blue- also can be seen around Hollywood with their kids Eric and his new younger bottle3 (design/lighting) - Sunstruck (Helen Herbertson on a regular basis. Whether it's the park or going wife Donna that they and Ben Cobham) to the pediatrician, they are Hollywood's favorite made a big mistake in let- Set and/or Costume Design for Dance: Bluebottle3 parents. ting her leave Forrester and Paula Levis (set/costume) - Blazeblue Oneline Creations. (Antony Hamilton) But in typical Susan ★arefollowersexposed.husband Ashtonsocial net-a Demi Moore and her million too over on Twitter, the latest Kutcher The couple which touts Flannery style, she shoves the point down her OPERA Opera Production: Arabella - Opera Australia. The working craze is driving their publicists crazy for sure. nemesis's throats. Susan Coronation of Poppea - Victorian Opera It's tough enough to contain clients who tend to Flannery plays Direction in Opera: John Cox - Arabella and A Masked Stephanie with such Ball (Opera Australia) talk too much or give bad interviews. But now their amazing dignity, style and publicists are concerned that the couple is telling too grace. But fans can be Female in a Leading Role: Cheryl Barker (Arabella) much to fans, to the world on the social networking assured that Bradley - Arabella (Opera Australia) site and it sure has caused them to lose their mys- Bell's storytelling the next Male in a Leading Role: Jonathan Summers (Iago) - tique with the public. few months will be rivet- Otello (Opera Australia) Now Ashton's telling fans/followers on Twitter ing and a roller coaster Female in a Supporting Role: Amelia Farrugia (Os- when Demi is in the bathroom, she's been credited ride for sure. car) - A Masked Ball (Opera Australia) with saving the life of a Twitter follower who claimed "B&B" is one of the ● Susan Flannery Male in a Supporting Role: Kanen Breen (Cassio) - she was going to commit suicide. greatest series because Otello and (Elemer) Arabella (Opera Australia) Then the survivor went on the national talk show they are never unsure of Ronn Moss proves divas battle it out on Conductor of an Opera: Peter Tregear - Erwin and their star's abilities. Susan that he can make Ridge screen. Elmire (iOpera) circuit to thank Ms Moore. New Operatic Work: Through the Looking Glass - Alan Call me suspicious but if you were at the stage of Flannery hasn't won four as exciting as ever. After Jeanne Cooper may Emmys because she's over two decades, he's be over 80, but she's proof John/Andrew Upton (Malthouse Theatre and Victorian suicide wouldn't you need to worry about getting help boring. still going strong. that age is only a number. Opera) not publicity? She's anything but. Don Diamont is about She has carried "Y&R" Set and Costume Design in Opera: Robert Perdziola Brittish star Keira Knightley however is from Lesley Anne Down may to appear of Bill Spencer, the past six months with (Scenery and Costume)- Arabella (Opera Australia) the old school of Hollywood and believes that stars be beautiful, but as the Jr. Oh, Bill doesn't like the amnesia storyline and Lighting Design in Opera: Donn Byrnes - Arabella should be people that fans wonder about and she has new Jackie you'll be see- Junior. Sorry. I can assure Aussie view- (Opera Australia) no interest in alerting the world when she's shopping ing, I can assure you that Then on "The Young ers that she only im- or going to the restroom. you'll find her even more & the Restless" you can't proves. ASSOCIATION AWARDS Good for you, Keira. Probably why you are such fun and amazing. imagine it. But A Hollywood insider New Writing for the Australian Stage: Red Sky Morn- a big star and a greater actress than most today. Jackie's new boy toy Katherine and Jill de- who usually is on the ing - Tom Holloway (Red Stitch Actors Theatre) Owen played by Bran- clare War for the 5,009 money when it comes to Lifetime Achievement Award: Marilyn Jones OBE don Beemer is not only time. Sure I'm exagger- Emmy nominations de- ★Oscarvery unkindBillyFoxx isisunder fire. HeCyrus some winner Jamie recently and her dad statements about Miley Ray livid over them. made sexy but a strong actor as well. This new duo ating. But the characters have been going at each served told me last week, "Tommy, If there's any Presenters included Julia Zemiro, Caroline O’Connor, Miriam Margolyes, Casey Bennetto, Jackie/Owen may be- others throats for over justice in this industry, Silvie Paladino, Kevin Harrington, Suzanne Many scratched their heads in shock over Foxx's come television's hottest three decades. Jeanne Cooper will be words and wondered what he could be thinking by Johnston, Dame Margaret Scott, Deputy Lord Cougar Couple. But Maria Arena given the Emmy this year Mayor, Cr. Susan Riley, Abbe Holmes and Neil Pigot. telling a 15-year-old to do the things he suggested. Yes, Cougar? That's a Bell, who is Head Writer as she was last. And any- However, my take on it is, Jamie's always had one who is against her in On the VIP invitation list were Rachel Berger, new saying that describes and Executive Producer Sharon Millerchip, Amanda Harrison, Lucy Durack, too big of a mouth and Miley's always been too big an older woman who likes reversed the biggest mis- the category should just Penny McNamee, Mike McLeish, All Billy’s (from for her britches. younger men. At my age, take made in daytime his- remove their name and let Billy Elliot), All Michael’s, Genevieve Lemon, Rich- I say to Billy Ray tone down the criticism and it's difficult to keep up tory. her have what she so ard Piper, Luke Mullins, Judi Connelli, Kelly Aykers, take a look at what you are doing by bringing a child with all the new phrases Making Kay and Jill justly deserves!" and terms in Tinseltown. mother and daughter was Michael, you are right! Roy Best, Alison Bell, John Adam, Kellie Jones , into the realm of Hollywood and trying to make her Adrian Collete and Rob Brookman from the Sydney a star. It's no place for kids! But be sure not to miss her predecessor's mistake. Then there is Days of this super couple's debut Since taking over the Our Lives which is bat- Theatre Co. soon. show, Bell has made very tling the ratings game and ★has written aa deafwho won Children in 1986best God Marlee Matlin her role as mute in an Oscar of a Lesser book that's bound to become a for Then there's Ronn Moss and his enemy, step few. Jess Walton may have recently decided to kill off Tony DiMera yet again. Actor Thaao Penghlis is brother Rick Forrester had some tense times re- seller. She reveals in her autobiography that she who has stolen the heart cently during contract ne- one of the shining stars of was molested in high school and the night after she of Ridge's daughter gotiations but she and daytime television and it's won the Oscar for her role in Lesser God, her then Steffy. Rick is played by longtime costar and friend a big mistake to kill off the boyfriend actor William Hurt assaulted her. Kyle Lowder who is Jeanne Cooper who show's best actor. Though she also credits him with getting her off nothing like his character. plays Katherine Chan- But don't count cocaine which she was hooked on during the time The young actor is one cellor sat down and dis- Penghlis out yet. Fans she was making the film and getting her award. of the nicest guys in Hol- cussed what the State of have seen characters on I file this under, "Too Much Information Given." lywood, but his role as the Industry is. Days of Our Lives come But at least she is being honest and hopefully she can Rick has him getting lots And Jess decided aptly and go and come again! deter other young women from a life of drugs and of dirty looks lately. that now is not the time Here's hoping that Days Rick may be going too to be out of work in Hol- producer Ken Corday what comes with it. far, but it sure is a lot of lywood or any other sees the error and brings Your friend, Tommy Tommy fun to see Lowder and Moss at each other's throats. place. Good news! She signed her contract and we'll be seeing the two Tony back on board. - Tommy Garrett ● Marilyn Jones