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TV Tonight Poll
What did you think of Big Brother?
Won't ever watch it. (24%)
Loved it! Can't wait to watch how it all unfolds. (18%)
Enjoyed it. Will check it out some more. (15%)
Didn't watch it. (15%)
It was OK. Kinda what I expected. (14%)
Not much. Boring housemates. (8%)
Disappointed. Nine fails a TEN success story. (6%)
http://au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/a/-/wa/14551559/george-is-in-the-house/George is in the house
Holly Richards, The West Australian August 14, 2012, 8:14 pm
A dreadlocked electrician from Newman is believed to be Big Brother's secret millionaire housemate in Nine's revamped version of the reality show.
George Baramily, 25, has apparently made a substantial amount of money through property investment.
During tonight's live episode, Baramily and 21-year-old male model Ryan Buckingham joined 10 contestants already in the house, all of whom hold secrets.
Baramily describes himself as a "mummy's boy" and says he will only shave off his dreadlocks if he is "fat, old and ugly". He also admitted that he doesn't remember the last time he went out and didn't kiss a girl.
Many bonds have quickly formed, in particular between baby of the house Bradley and mother hen Sarah who assisted the 18-year-old when he began vomiting due to nerves.
Host Sonia Kruger revealed the final two men would enter the house tomorrow night.
Preliminary overnight OzTAM figures placed Big Brother's launch yesterday at No. 2 nationally with 1.618 million viewers and No. 4 in Perth with 177,000. It was pipped to the top spot by Nine stable-mate Underbelly: Badness, which attracted an estimated 1.78 million nationally and 178,000 in Perth.
The top two spots in Perth yesterday were claimed by Seven News and Today Tonight, with 208,000 and 197,000 viewers respectively.
Ten's new Everybody Dance Now, hosted by Sarah Murdoch, took a plunge on its second night on air, attracting an average of just 304,000 viewers nationally, less than shows such as Q&A and The Bold and the Beautiful.
Big Brother airs tomorrow at 7pm on Nine/WIN.
And that is surprisingly old or surprisingly young? Sonia is one of those people who could be anywhere between the ages of 35 and 60. She's on her way to being a Joan Rivers lookalike.
http://www.sunshinecoastdaily.com.au/story/2012/08/15/our-brad-in-running-on-big-brother-lismore/Coraki's Brad makes Big Brother
Javier Encalada | 15th August 2012 9:07 AM
BIG BROTHER fans across Australia are watching Coraki's Bradley Darke.
The 18-year-old self-described geek with a stutter graduated from Trinity Catholic College, Lismore last year.
He works the checkout at his family's supermarket at Coraki during his gap year.
Originally from Goonellabah, his family purchased the Coraki supermarket last October and moved to the house above the business, overlooking the river.
Bradley's family is blown away by the initial reception that Australia has given to 18-year-old Bradley.
Rodney and Marion Darke watched their son going into the house on Monday night at Dreamworld in Queensland.
Asked about his brother, 21-year-old Stephanie Darke said "he's definitely no sporty! He's very much into his movies. He was obsessed with the latest Batman."
At Trinity, he was a good student. His favourite subject was drama and he was captain at Carthage House.
Marion called on Northern Rivers Big Brother fans to "get behind Bradley".
The launch of Big Brother attracted a peak audience of 2.147 million with an average of 1.618 million viewers.
Bradley Darke also made a big impression on social media. Messages on Twitter yesterday were mostly about Coraki, but not all were positive.
Rodney and Marion Darke were emphatic that Coraki was a great place to live.
"The best part of Coraki is its people. They have been very good to us and hopefully Bradley will help the town," Rodney said.
Coraki has 1223 inhabitants, according to the 2011 Census.
THE BIG BROTHER HOUSE
- 14 housemates from 20,000 applicants.
- 42 fixed and remote-control cameras to film 4368 hours of footage.
- 108 in-house microphones.
- Producers have 12 hours to turn around the daily show, cutting from 48 hours' worth of footage, five days a week and 96 hours' footage for the Sunday daily show
Source: Tom Waterhouse
- Bradley $7.50
- Josh $8
- Sarah $9
- Michael $10
- Estelle $11
- Charne $12
- Stacey $13
- Angie $15
- Zoe $17
- Layla $21
- Any other $2.50
http://www.dailyadvertiser.com.au/story/206932/sarah-enters-big-brother-house/Sarah enters Big Brother house
By Jade Martin | Aug. 13, 2012, midnight
IF YOU don’t know Sarah Wentworth-Perry, you soon will.
The 30-year-old Wagga woman was last night introduced to Australia as one of the 14 housemates set to star in the Nine Network’s revamped Big Brother reality television show.
The former Trinity Senior High School student has followed in the footsteps of Wagga’s 2005 Big Brother winners, the “Logan” twins – Greg and David Mathew – trumping more than 20,000 who contested to take part in the show.
As news of Sarah’s selection filtered through Wagga, yesterday even her close friends and family were surprised at how closely her newest adventure had been kept under wraps.
“There is this veil of secrecy about it,” Sarah’s mum, Anne Wentworth-Perry said.
While Sarah’s partner of two years Ryan Miller had accompanied her to the secret auditions in Melbourne, Ms Wentworth-Perry said she and Sarah’s sister Emma were among the first to find out last week.
“I don’t think any of her friends know,” she said.
“I don’t think even the housemates know a lot either.”
Mr Miller said Sarah, who works as a new car sales consultant at Thomas Brothers Toyota, was keen to use her time on Big Brother to help raise awareness for the charity Little Paths which helps children in Cambodia and Tanzania living below the poverty line.
“She loves what she does now with her job, but anything that pushes the charity forward is good,” he said.
While Mr Miller said he’ll be taking the storylines which arise from Big Brother with a grain of salt, both he and Ms Wentworth-Perry are keen to see how Sarah’s time on the show plays out.
“I’m just proud of her,” Ms Wentworth-Perry said.
“She gives 110 per cent to everything she does.
“I’m sure she’ll give Big Brother 110 per cent as well.”
Describing her daughter as bright, bubbly, kind-hearted and loyal, Ms Wentworth-Perry said there was only one little thing that worried her about Sarah’s stint as a housemate.
“She is a little untidy,” she said.
“(But) she is always so busy.”
http://www.dailyadvertiser.com.au/story/214816/our-sarah-in-big-brother-spotlight/Our Sarah in Big Brother spotlight
By Jade Martin | Aug. 15, 2012, 7:30 a.m.
LESS than 24 hours after entering the Big Brother house, Wagga’s Sarah Wentworth-Perry has established herself as a firm favourite among audiences, with Centrebet tipping her to be the last girl standing.
The 30-year-old new car sales consultant was the first female housemate to be welcomed into the Gold Coast complex on Monday night.
While Wagga residents did a double take as the self-described bubbly brunette hit television screens, Sarah’s best friend and confidant, Lauren Pollard – who accompanied Sarah to lock-down at a Gold Coast hotel – says she believes her friends has what it takes to play the Big Brother game.
“She is a very savvy girl,” Lauren said.
“She is pretty clued in and good at reading people.”
For the past week Lauren and Sarah were kept isolated on the Gold Coast under the watchful eye of a chaperone who had control of their room keys and escorted the girls from photo shoots to interviews.
After having their mobile phones confiscated shortly after they arrived, Lauren said the only indication of time they had inside their hotel room was the clock on the microwave.
Despite the rules and regulations which saw Sarah stripped of her lip stick, eye liner, and all tools she could possibly write with before entering the Big Brother compound, Lauren said Sarah was excited to be entering the house.
“She was a bit nervous (on Monday night), you could tell, but I think she did a terrific job,” Lauren said.
“She didn’t enter Big Brother to be famous or gain popularity.
“She was at the right place in her life.
“The timing was just perfect and she thought ‘I’ll just give it a go’.”
The girls, who attended Mount Erin High School, have been friends for more 13 years, with Sarah acting as maid of honour at Lauren’s wedding 18 months ago.
“She is a bit special,” Lauren said.
“She has just done so much for everybody, it is good to see her do something for herself.”
Big Brother airs weeknights on the Nine Network from 7.30pm.
To view Sarah’s bio visit www.bigbrother.com.au or Facebook fan page www.facebook.com/sarahbigbrother2012
Real Aussies? Oh Brother, it's a bunch of fakers
IT'S not just the Big Brother contestants that are going under the magnifying glass - with Channel 9's audition process also being scrutinised by the show's fans.
Despite selling the new batch of housemates as everyday Aussies, almost half of this year's contestants have a background in the entertainment industry.
Tim Trainor, of independent fansite Behind Big Brother, said the prevalence of professional entertainers undermined the concept of the show.
"The whole premise of this season was built around everyday Australians and the producers made a really big deal of reaching out to everyday Australians in each state," he said. "If these people are with agencies and have been on TV it flies in the face of what they've been saying."
While she's listed as a law student on the show's personality profiles, The Sunday Telegraph can reveal Estelle Landy, 23, is an actress and model represented by casting agency StarNow.
Beautician Layla Subritzky, 24, also has acting and modelling experience in the UK, where she auditioned to be part of the British version of the reality show.
Male model Ryan Buckingham, 21, has also been cast in the programme, along with accomplished musician and musical theatre performer Charne Louise. Along with being the frontman for rock band Messrs, Josh Moore, 28, is also a roving radio reporter for Nova FM in Adelaide, while 25-year-old vet Ray Baxter wants to be the next Dr Chris Brown and entered a contest for dishy doctors through the network's Brisbane station.
Benjamin Norris, 32, is open about his work in media and TV. His resume includes SBS, while Stacey Wren, 24, has worked for Muse TV, and has links with the BBC and MTV.
Sure wish I had a resume like that under my belt now.. when I presented at my auditions.
From here.Shaping the nation
BY NICOLE JACKSON
19 Jan, 2009 08:51 AM
A MORWELL woman will be among the first citizens given the chance to help shape the perception of politics in Australia.
Estelle Landy was one of 150 Australians randomly selected to participate in the first-ever Australian Citizens' Parliament, to be held at the Old Parliament House, Canberra next month.
The participants will discuss and debate ways to strengthen and improve Australia's political system in working for the people.
The 20 year-old was selected from more than 8500 people invited to be part of the program, and is still not quite sure how her name came up.
``It was a huge surprise,'' she said.
``I went to the mail box one day and found a well-presented invite in my letterbox saying I was shortlisted to partake in the Citizens' Parliament.
``It said we were one of 0.2 per cent to get that far.
``Initially I had no idea what it was, I thought it was junk mail at first but then I rang the number and spoke to someone who explained what it was.''
The Citizens' Parliament is an initiative of the newDemocracy Foundation.
Estelle has always had an interest in politics and at the age of 18 she became part of the Socialist Alliance in Melbourne.
``My mum was a political freelance journalist for Time magazine, so I have drawn most of my political views from family roots,'' she said.
``I took political studies at high school and I still have an interest in it.''
Estelle has been communicating and preparing material for discussion with other participants who will attend the sitting, via an online forum.
The issue she hopes to raise is that Australian History Politics be a mandatory subject for students up until year 12.
``Voting is compulsory and I think the youth of today are not well enough informed and I don't think they have the full information to make informed decisions when voting,'' Estelle said.
``It's not that people don't want to learn, but the structure isn't there.
``We need to be educating so we have correct or well thought-out leaders selected.''
Estelle said she hoped her participation in the forum would make a difference.
``One advantage of being young is that I can represent the demographic of youth,'' she said.
``I feel I am still fresh enough to put forward some common views.''
Estelle also looks forward to seeing how parliament works.