The has-been singer who believes she is God’s gift, showed us the real meaning of a “diva”. She berated Polly from the Block as being a nobody, attacked the sweet Jacinta Campbell and thankfully was eliminated from the suprise hit “Celebrity Apprentice” – making way for the fab Julia Morris to win.
MKR Death Threats
My Kitchen Rules polarising couple Melanie and James Maddock recieved death threats via facebook and mobile phone, after ‘Mel’ continuously made snarky remarks about other contestants and belittled her husband.
On The Biggest Loser: Families we met the Challenors. Joe prooved he was a bully to rival Deni.Who’s heart did not go out to the overwhelmed and down trodden Nathaniel. In the end Joe redeemed himself, but not enough to win the crown, taken by Emma Duncan
Alustralia’s Next Fat Model?!
Australian Fashion icon Alex Perry caused one of the stirs of 2011 when, on Foxtel’s ‘Australia’s Next Top Model’, he referred to a size-eight, 57kg model as too fat, likening her to “overstuffed luggage”. His comments caused outrage in the media, particularly considering the fact that the girl’s BMI is below the national average.
Ricky Gervais At The Golden Globes
In early 2011, Ricky Gervais returned as host of the Golden Globes, delivering a series of brilliantly crafted and cheeky barbs, aimed directly at Hollywood’s elite. The pick of the litter was his attack on Charlie Sheen: “Its going to be a night of partying and heavy-drinking. Or as Charlie Sheen calls it: ‘breakfast.’” Celebrity Scientologists also came under direct fire.
On MasterChef, 24 year old Mat Beyer, was kicked off the hit reality cooking show for breaching the show’s rules and smuggling a smartphone onto the set, fearing he had been secretly downloading recipes.
Kris & Kim’s “Wedding”
The “lovebirds” were married in August 2011, with their wedding broadcast as a two part television special on the E! network. Just 72 days later, they were seperated, with claims from Kim’s former publicist and the public alike, that the wedding was staged for publicity and money.
Anastasia Drimousis and Chris Pselletes’ relationship came under great scrutiny after he was abusive and continuously berated her while on the worldwide reality show. The couple have thankfully seperated.
Brynne Edelstein’s “Potatoe” Jibe
Who could forget when ‘Dancing With The Stars’ judge Josh Horner harshly criticised Brynne Edelstein after her dance to Katy Perry’s hit “Firework”. “You looked like a bedazzled sack of potatoes rolling down on the floor. It was shocking,’ he said. Cue national outrage and sympathy for a young lady.
2011 was year was the year that 2010′s ‘X Factor’ winner Altiyan Childs showed us what we already knew – He’s a sandwich short of a picnic. In a tell-all interview on Channel Seven’s ‘Today Tonight’, Childs talked – in a rambling collection of made-up proverbs, no less – about his financial situation, living in a cave, moving back in with his disgraced manager Steve Gold, and wanting to marry his teenage lover.
Back in August, four couples vied to win ‘The Block’, renovating a series of dilapidated houses, with the winners to be decided via public auction. However, in an unprecedented turn of events, only one out of four of the properties sold at auction, crowning fan favourites Polly and Waz champions by default. Yay!
It was the TV scandal of 2011. Charlie Sheen’s remarkable and bizarre fall from grace was one of the most talked about stories of the year, coining buzzwords such as “winning” and “tigerblood”. This scandal had it all: drugs, booze, porn stars and slagging’Two And A Half Men’.