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Triple M Hot Breakfast

It’s only June and already some major celebrity scandals have broken worldwide. Morning after morning, more magazines and newspapers hit the news-stands with the word ‘Scandal’ for a headline while every night it seems the news services have been loaded with weeping celebrities apologizing for their behavior. Let’s have a look at some of the celebrities that have been rocked by scandals in 2013.

Reese Witherspoon – 37-year-old actress Reese Witherspoon has put in some dramatic on-screen performances over the years. Her work in films like ‘Mud’, ‘Walk The Line’ and ‘Water For Elephants’ have made her a household name but it was her performance that was caught on police video back in May that shocked the world.

Witherspoon was out for the night with her husband, Jim Toth, when they were pulled over by Atlanta police who suspected that Toth was driving under the influence of alcohol. Instead of staying quiet, Witherspoon pleaded with the police officer and used the classic ‘Do you know who I am?’ line. The police officer was even less impressed when she screamed, “You’re harassing me as an American citizen. I have done nothing against the law.” She was arrested and fined $213 for disorderly conduct.

The Janoskians – The Janoskians are an Australian boy-band who have been on the rise over the last few years. Made up of members Beau Brooks, Jai Brooks, Luke Brooks, Daniel Sahyounie and James Yammouni, The Janoskians first rose to prominence with their Jackass-styled comedy videos that earned them a legion of fans on Youtube.

With a crowd at their feet, they released their first single, a track that reached such heights that Victorian police had to shut down a funpark the boys attended when their fans filled the park to the brim. Their music also earned them high profile fans including Justin Beiber and Ellen DeGeneres, but it was their decision to return back to making comedy videos that recently landed them in trouble with both the public and also their record label – Sony Music. The video in question saw one of the members of the band perform a sexual act in front of an unsuspecting mother and her baby. The band have since removed the video and apologized, but leading music journalist Nui Te Koha is still calling for them to lose their contract with Sony.

Joel Madden + Seal – The relationship between the Australian public and Good Charlotte band member Joel Madden had been a love/hate one ever since he had accepted a role as a mentor on the local version of hit television ‘The Voice’ in early 2012.

The love part of that relationship saw him win a ‘Best New Talent’ Logie Television Award while the hate part saw a ton of people upset at the fact that the once-proud vegetarian was now happily the face of KFC in Australia. Superstar Seal was then dragged into the love/hate relationship when New South Wales police discovered drugs in Madden’s hotel room and Seal took to Twitter in defense of his ‘brother’ saying he couldn’t wait to leave Australia and ‘go home’. When Seal’s Australian fans complained about his Twitter rants and the anti-drug lobby called for Madden to be sacked, Seal deleted his tweets and said they were actually about how much he has missed his family.

Eddie McGuire – The whole saga that saw one of the first blots on one of Australia’s biggest television and radio personality Eddie McGuire’s career first started on the night of Friday, May 24. During an Australian Rules football match, a 13-year-old Collingwood Football Club fan racially abused Sydney Football Club’s Aboriginal veteran, Adam Goodes, by calling him an ‘ape’, a derogatory name that indigenous Australians find offensive.

Goodes was so upset by the slur that he didn’t celebrate his team’s victory after the game and television cameras caught the moment when McGuire went to Goodes, consoled him and apologized to him on behalf of the Collingwood Football Club. That act of kindness saw McGuire praised by the media so it came as a complete surprise only a few days later when, on McGuire’s radio show ‘The Triple M Hot Breakfast’, McGuire joked to co-host Luke Darcy that perhaps Adam Goodes should be used to promote the theater production of ‘King Kong’. Darcy back-peddled, shocked at his co-host’s joke and McGuire apologized saying his comment was a mistake and that he hadn’t been thinking straight when he said it, but the damage had been done. Soon some outraged people were calling for radio station, Triple M, to sack McGuire. He wasn’t sacked and the Collingwood Football Club publicly supported their President, but the Australian Football League did order McGuire to go through an ‘Education Program’.

With nearly every inch of most celebrities lives covered by the media these days it is a surprise that they do still find themselves slipping up and getting involved with such scandal, especially when their fans have such easy access to social media and can comment on it so quickly. With still another six months to come in 2013, it’s for sure that the world will see more celebrity scandals in 2013.

Television

Well it’s that time of year when television stations in the U.S. have to make the big decision, what should remain on the air and what should be dumped. Let’s have a look at how it his fairing at each network at the moment.

ABC

PICKED UP: Castle, Grey’s Anatomy, Nashville, Once Upon A Time, Revenge, Scandal, Suburgatory, The Middle

DUMPED: 66 Park Avenue, Body of Proof, Don’t Trust The B—- In Apartment 23, Happy Endings, Last Resort, Malibu Country, Private Practice, Zero Hour

CABLE

PICKED UP: Cougar Town, Da Vinci’s Demons, Dallas, Defiance, Game Of Thrones, Justified, The Americans, The Walking Dead, Vikings

DUMPED: Burn Notice, Dexter, Monday Mornings, Southland, Spartacus: Blood And Sand

CBS

PICKED UP: 2 Broke Girls, Blue Bloods, Criminal Minds, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Elementary, The Good Wife, Hawaii Five-O, How i Met Your Mother, Mike & Molly, NCIS, NCIS: Los Angeles, Person Of Interest, Survivor, The Amazing Race, The Big Bang Theory, The Mentalist, Two And A Half Men, Undercover Boss

Dumped: CSI: NY, Golden Boy, Made In Jersey, Partners, Rules Of Engagement, The Job, Vegas

FOX

Picked Up: American Dad, Bob’s Burgers, Bones, Family Guy, New Girl, Raising Hope, The Following, The Mindy Project, The Simpsons, The X Factor

Dumped: Ben And Kate, Fringe, The Mob Docotr, Touch

NBC

Picked Up: Chicago Fire, Community, Grimm, Law & Order: Special Victim’s Unit, Parenthood, Parks & Recreation, Revolution, The Voice

Dumped: 1600 Penn, 30 Rock, Animal Practice, Deception, Do No Harm, Go On, Guys With Kids, Smash, The New Normal, Up All Night, Whitney,

THE CW

Picked Up: Arrow, Beauty & The Beast, Nikita, Hart Of Dixie, Supernatural, The Carrie Diaries, The Vampire Diaries

Dumped: 90210, Cult, Emily Owens M.D., Gossip Girl

The Sapphires

And the nominees are:

FEATURE FILM

AACTA AWARD FOR BEST FILM
Burning Man
Lore
The Sapphires
Wish You Were Here

AACTA AWARD FOR BEST DIRECTION
Jonathan Teplitzky, Burning Man
Cate Shortland, Lore
Wayne Blair, The Sapphires
Kieran Darcy-Smith, Wish You Were Here

AACTA AWARD FOR BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
Burning Man
Mental
Not Suitable For Children
Wish You Were Here

AACTA AWARD FOR BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
Lore
The Sapphires

AACTA AWARD FOR BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
Burning Man
Lore
The Sapphires
Wish You Were Here

AACTA AWARD FOR BEST EDITING
Burning Man
The Sapphires
Wish You Were Here
X

AACTA AWARD FOR BEST SOUND
Burning Man
Lore
The Sapphires
Swerve

AACTA AWARD FOR BEST ORIGINAL MUSIC SCORE
33 POSTCARDS
A Few Best Men
Mental
Not Suitable For Children

AACTA AWARD FOR BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN
Burning Man
Killer Elite
Lore
The Sapphires

AACTA AWARD FOR BEST COSTUME DESIGN
Burning Man
Lore
Mental
The Sapphires

AACTA AWARD FOR BEST LEAD ACTOR
Joel Edgerton, Wish You Were Here
Matthew Goode, Burning Man
Chris O’Dowd, The Sapphires
Guy Pearce, 33 POSTCARDS

AACTA AWARD FOR BEST LEAD ACTRESS
Toni Collette, Mental
Deborah Mailman, The Sapphires
Felicity Price, Wish You Were Here
Sarah Snook, Not Suitable For Children

AACTA AWARD FOR BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Ryan Corr, Not Suitable For Children
Liev Schreiber, Mental
Antony Starr, Wish You Were Here
Gary Waddell, The King Is Dead!

AACTA AWARD FOR BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Essie Davis, Burning Man
Rebecca Gibney, Mental
Deborah Mailman, Mental
Jessica Mauboy, The Sapphires

AACTA AWARD FOR BEST YOUNG ACTOR
Brenna Harding, Puberty Blues
Ed Oxenbould, Julian
Saskia Rosendahl, Lore
Lily Sullivan, Mental

AACTA AWARD FOR BEST VISUAL EFFECTS
Iron Sky
Killer Elite
The Sapphires
Utopia Girls — How Women Won The Vote

AACTA RAYMOND LONGFORD AWARD
Al Clark

TELEVISION

AACTA AWARD FOR BEST CHILDREN’S TELEVISION SERIES
The Adventures of Figaro Pho
Dance Academy — Series 2
Flea-bitten!
Guess How Much I Love You — The Adventures of Little Nutbrown Hare

AACTA AWARD FOR BEST TELEVISION COMEDY SERIES
A Moody Christmas
Danger 5
Lowdown — Season 2
Shaun Micallef’s Mad As Hell

AACTA AWARD FOR BEST LIGHT ENTERTAINMENT TELEVISION SERIES
Adam Hills In Gordon Street Tonight — Series 2
Agony Aunts
Gruen Sweat
The Hamster Wheel — Series 1

AACTA AWARD FOR BEST REALITY TELEVISION SERIES
The Amazing Race Australia
MasterChef Australia — Series 4
My Kitchen Rules — Series 3
The Voice

AACTA AWARD FOR BEST TELEVISION DRAMA SERIES
Puberty Blues
Rake — Season 2
Redfern Now
Tangle — Season 3

AACTA AWARD FOR BEST TELEFEATURE OR MINI SERIES
Beaconsfield
Devil’s Dust
Howzat! Kerry Packer’s War
Underground

AACTA AWARD FOR BEST DIRECTION IN TELEVISION
The Amazing Race Australia
Beaconsfield
Howzat! Kerry Packer’s War
Jack Irish: Bad Debts

AACTA AWARD FOR BEST SCREENPLAY IN TELEVISION
A Moody Christmas — Episode 5 “Water Under the Bridge”
Lowdown — Season 2 — Episode 3 “One Fine Gay”
Puberty Blues — Episode 5
Redfern Now — Episode 6 “Pretty Boy Blue”

AACTA AWARD FOR BEST LEAD ACTOR IN A TELEVISION DRAMA
Jimi Bani, Mabo
Anthony Hayes, Devil’s Dust
Lachy Hulme, Howzat! Kerry Packer’s War
Richard Roxburgh, Rake — Season 2

AACTA AWARD FOR BEST LEAD ACTRESS IN A TELEVISION DRAMA
Ashleigh Cummings, Puberty Blues
Essie Davis, Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries
Susie Porter, Dangerous Remedy
Leah Purcell, Redfern Now

AACTA AWARD FOR BEST GUEST OR SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A TELEVISION DRAMA
Luke Carroll, Redfern Now
Abe Forsythe, Howzat! Kerry Packer’s War
Aaron Jeffrey, Underbelly Badness
Dan Wyllie, Puberty Blues

AACTA AWARD FOR BEST GUEST OR SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A TELEVISION DRAMA
Shareena Clanton, Redfern Now
Mandy McElhinney, Howzat! Kerry Packer’s War
Susan Prior, Puberty Blues
Laura Wheelwright, Underground

AACTA AWARD FOR BEST PERFORMANCE IN A TELEVISION COMEDY
Patrick Brammall, A Moody Christmas
Barry Crocker, The Strange Calls
Damon Herriman, Laid — Series 2
Frank Woodley, Woodley

SHORT FILM

AACTA AWARD FOR BEST SHORT ANIMATION
The Hunter
LEGO Star Wars: The Padawan Menace
The Maker
Sleight of Hand

AACTA AWARD FOR BEST SHORT FICTION FILM
B I N O
Dumpy Goes to the Big Smoke
Julian
Transmission

AACTA AWARD FOR BEST SCREENPLAY IN A SHORT FILM
B I N O
Dumpy Goes to the Big Smoke
Julian
Transmission

DOCUMENTARY

AACTA AWARD FOR BEST FEATURE LENGTH DOCUMENTARY
A Common Purpose
The Curse of the Gothic Symphony
Dr Sarmast’s Music School
Storm Surfers 3D

AACTA AWARD FOR BEST DOCUMENTARY UNDER ONE HOUR
All the Way
I Can Change Your Mind About Climate
The Man Who Jumped
Then the Wind Changed

AACTA AWARD FOR BEST DOCUMENTARY SERIES
Go Back to Where You Came From
Once Upon a Time in Cabramatta
Singapore 1942 – End of Empire
Sporting Nation

AACTA AWARD FOR BEST DIRECTION IN A DOCUMENTARY
Dr Sarmast’s Music School
Fighting Fear
Go Back to Where You Came From
Once Upon a Time in Cabramatta

AACTA AWARD FOR BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY IN A DOCUMENTARY
Dr Sarmast’s Music School
Fighting Fear
Go Back to Where You Came From
Storm Surfers 3D

AACTA AWARD FOR BEST EDITING IN A DOCUMENTARY
Chateau Chunder — A Wine Revolution
Dr Sarmast’s Music School
Once Upon a Time in Cabramatta
Storm Surfers 3D

AACTA AWARD FOR BEST SOUND IN A DOCUMENTARY
Dr Sarmast’s Music School
Once Upon a Time in Cabramatta
Paul Kelly — Stories of Me
Singapore 1942 – End of Empire