International superstar, Katy Perry, has announced that THE PRISMATIC WORLD TOUR will head to Australia in November, kicking off in Perth on Friday 7 November and playing dates in Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane. Presented by Telstra Thanks and Dainty Group, the tour is in support of Katy’s smash hit album PRISM, which debuted at number one in Australia and has since been certiﬁed Triple Platinum. The album has given Katy her biggest ever single in Australia with “Roar” currently certiﬁed 9 x Platinum. Continue reading »
The Bachelor is a (unfortunate) surprise, as is the return of Wanted. Burn Notice (already finished/completed and zipped in the USA) will return NEXT year! But where is Batavia??? That was promised at last years upfronts! No mention of Recipe To Riches either (is that a blessing?).
There is a new 6pm family entertainment program – who would host, will it be variety? Mmm, interesting.
Network Ten have announced their programming line-up for 2014, including :
Five new local series.
Five new overseas series.
New 6pm family entertainment show.
New, must-see sport. Continue reading »
Vicki’s deliciously cookies outperformed Katherine Keiler (QLD)’s Apple Pie Balls and Kara Jensen-Mackinnon (NSW)’s Salted Caramel Sticky Date Pudding, and is now in the running to secure the grand prize of $100,000 and a partnership with Woolworths that could change her life. Continue reading »
The MasterChef Kitchen’s set has never before been utilised as an event space and this is a very exciting opportunity for fans of Australia’s most loved cooking show to step inside the MasterChef Kitchen and experience the behind the scenes workings of a production set.
Ever wondered how many eggs and kilograms of flour were used to make 3780 pancakes? How many Australians applied to be cast? How many kilometres of pasta was used? Find all this out, and more! Continue reading »
Tonight the top three finalists enter the MasterChef Australia kitchen for the last time, and they are Samira El Khafir, Emma Dean and Lynton Tapp. 13 weeks have come to this, shame there is no recapping prize!
Over three rounds the contestants will battle it out to see who will be become the fifth member of a very elite club – Australia’s next MasterChef. The finale will be scored over three rounds, after two rounds the contestant with the lowest score will drop out leaving the two finalists to fight it out in round three.
Last time for Ms Perry for a while (hopefully). Of course we have the obligatory contestant and season recap – pulling at who we want to win – Is it Emma who was made redundant after 10 years, Lynton who cares for his paralysed sister or the mum who suffers from depression, who got over it by cooking? Continue reading »
We know where many of our MasterChef friends have ended up – but for a full list, of the first three seasons, Throng has you covered!
Julie Goodwin, Winner
From the NSW’s Central Coast, Julie won the first season of Masterchef. She has gone on to write 2 successful cookbooks “The Heart of the Home” and “Home Cooked” and is currently working on a third, she also writes a column in The Australian Womens Weekly and appears in many of their TV specials. Julie ia also the ambassador Glad and is a regular on Nines Today show.
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I just interviewed not only fan favourite, but the contestant we all thought would win the competition – Rishi Desai. Completely humble, he admitted though that last night he made a mistake when he placed his creamed leek on the plate last night.
He had missed a step in the process but thought it he had the right char flavour – but alas, and he even admits, he should have listened to Matt Preston who said “Whether you win or lose will depend on whether you put good things or bad things on the plate! Continue reading »
Christina Batista is the first contestant eliminated in MasterChef Australia finals week, after tonight’s challenge in which the top five were matched with a chef who complemented their cooking style and dreams. The chefs had 15 minutes to mentor their contestant and help them create the dish they were going to cook in the allocated 90 minutes.
Samira was paired with Jason Jones (B’Stilla), Rishi with Adam D’Sylva (Tonka), Emma with Matt Germanchis (Pei Modern), Lynton with Ryan Flaherty (Estelle) and Christina with Matt Stone (Silo by Joost). It was five matches made in heaven, as the contestants were inspired and enthused by the advice they received, pushing their cooking beyond its limits. Continue reading »
Something has happened to our free-to-air commercial TV networks in the past month or so. Not only do we have the networks’ logo as an on screen watermark, we now have near permanent watermarks promoting other shows. These new on screen watermarks are in addition to the channels’ logo (which they normally sit just left of) and the on screen advertising for up and coming shows that usually pop up soon after a show returns from an ad break (pictured). Continue reading »
In the mystery box challenge, the contestants are given 10 ingredients, five chosen by the contestants and the other five chosen by the judges. Contestants have 60 minutes to cook one delicious meal. The contestant with the winning dish will be given an advantage in round two.
The winner of round one will get to choose which protein all five contestants will cook with in the invention test. The winner of round two will get a huge advantage in tomorrow’s elimination challenge. Continue reading »