Lindsay Lohan, Dannii Minogue, Jackie O And Dave Hughes. The Masked Singer Australia. - YouTube
As much as we can't get enough of reality TV, it's rare to find a show with a truly unique premise in this day and age. But, although it has only recently been announced, it is safe to say The Masked Singer Australiais like no reality TV show we've ever seen before.
While reality singing competitions are a tried and tested format, there are two crucial elements of The Masked Singer Australia that will ensure it stands out from the crowd: the contestants are already famous, and, at the same time, we will have no idea who they are.
Confused? Here's the 4-1-1. Based on the American series of the same name, which was in turn inspired by South Korea's King of Mask Singer, The Masked Singer Australia will feature 12 contestants competing for the win. Just like regular singing shows, contestants will be eliminated each episode, as determined both by the studio audience and the panel of judges. But unlike any other singing show, the contestant pool will be made up of celebrities, whether they are famous for their vocal talents or not.
In order to ensure there is no bias on behalf of the audience and the judges alike, and also just because it makes for incredibly entertaining TV, each contestant will perform in an elaborate disguise. And by 'elaborate', we mean they will be dressed head to toe as some sort of creature, like a prawn, unicorn or a wolf. The only way to possibly recognise the 'masked' celebrity will be by their voice, and even then, we are sure to be in for more than a few surprises.
As well as to help determine who gets eliminated, the role of the judging panel is to speculate over the real identity of each contestant, based on the sound of their voice and a handful of clues alone. Forming the judging panel on this Australian iteration is funny man Dave Hughes, mega successful singer Danni Minogue, seasoned reality TV host Jackie O, and global superstar Lindsay Lohan (just casually). We also know thatThe Bachelor franchise's beloved Osher Gunsberg will be undertaking hosting duties, a fitting appointment considering he started his career at Network 10 as host of Australian Idol.
Now the only thing we're still in the dark about is when the show will premiere . . . as well as who exactly is going to be competing in it, of course. While we are sure an air date will be announced soon enough, we won't find out the identities of each contestant until they are voted out of the competition. Well, consider us hooked already.
Just when we thought we'd seen it all, a contestant on the upcoming season of the The Bachelorhas rocked up in a literal wedding dress.
Proving that theBachelor franchise is the gift that keeps on giving, the yet to be identified blushing bride quite literally walks down the aisle (well, the red carpet) to meet Matthew Agnew in the series' latest promo.
With bridesmaids in tow, singing an impromptu rendition of 'Here Comes the Bride' to boot, it's already safe to assume this contestant will make a lasting impression on new Bachie Matthew, whether it be good or bad.
Although Matthew has already proven himself to be an unflappable leading man, barely batting an eyelid when another new contestant confused astrophysics with astrology, he certainly did seem a little taken aback by the grand gesture. "I'm definitely not afraid of commitment, but I feel this is moving pretty quick," he is heard saying in the clip.
While we will have to wait to see if the risks pays off for the hopeful bride-to-be, gimmicky greetings have worked out in the past. Who could forget when Lee Elliott brought along a donkey to meet future girlfriend Georgia Love back in 2016? For the bold contestant's sake, let's hope her move is similarly successful.
In what is potentially the most unexpected yet epic Australian television news of the year, the one and only Lindsay Lohan is heading down under to be a part of the panel on The Masked Singer Australia.
Lindsay will join fellow panelists Dannii Minogue, Jackie O and Dave Hughes on the new Network Ten show, a spin-off of the American series that premiered earlier this year.
Based on a South Korean format, The Masked Singer sees 12 celebrities take to the stage each week in a singing competition that will eventually yield one winner. Sounds simple enough, right?
Well, it's complicated by the fact that the celebrity's identity will be a mystery thanks to the elaborate disguises they are set to don. The role of the panel is to attempt to figure out who exactly is behind the mask, both from the celebrity's voice and a handful of clues that will be provided.
It goes without saying that Lindsay is an icon of 2000s pop culture, with Mean Girls,The Parent Trap and Freaky Friday just a handful of her memorable roles. On top of her hugely successful acting career, she also certainly knows a thing or two about singing, having released two studio albums. After a varied life and career, Lindsay most recently starred in her own MTV series, Lindsay Lohan's Beach Club, a reality show based on her nightclub business ventures in Greece.
Clearly a fan of the reality TV format, Lindsay told Network 10 she "[feels] honoured to sit on the panel and be a part of such an amazing show."
While it's not yet known when exactly in 2019 the series will premiere, it's safe to say we cannot wait to see Lindsay grace Aussie TV screens.
Between The Lion King's star-studded events and incredible soundtrack, we're so ready to journey into the Pride Lands when the movie hits theatres on July 19. Until then, keep scrolling to see all the red carpet moments from the premiere across the pond!
The first season of Love Island USA is here, and it's ready to become our next reality TV addiction.
Following on from the mammoth success of the original UK version, as well as Australia's 2018 iteration, the yanks have finally given the people (and by "people", we mean us) what they want by dropping their own edition of the hit show. Although it may have only just begun airing, it's already looking like it'll bring bulk drama to our screens as ridiculously hot singles come together in an effort to find love (or at the very least, Instagram followers).
But, how can we watch it in Australia, you may ask? Well, since the show airs on CBS, which owns Network 10, we wouldn't be at all surprised if it became available on the network's streaming service, TenPlay, some time in the near future. But, if you cannot wait to get your fix until then, we suggest using a VPN to access the episodes through CBS' American site (which yes, is technically legal). The VPN we would most recommend is PureVPN, both due to its comparatively low price and reputation for being reliable and speedy, according to Lifehacker.
While the show is certainly a big commitment, since it airs most days of the week, we're already betting we will be addicted in no time. And hey, it's the perfect thing to tide us over while we wait for the upcoming second season of the Aussie version. Happy binge-watching!
Whether it's on the morning commute to work, during a gruelling gym session or when tackling menial chores, we know we're full-blown obsessed with listening to podcasts. Heck, we'd have them in our ears 24/7 if it were possible. Therefore, we have certainly tuned in to our fair share of them. We have to say- Aussies are absolutely killing the podcast game right now. In fact, almost all, if not every single one of our favourite poddies at the moment are hosted by home-grown talent.
So, for your listening pleasure, we've rounded up all the Aussie podcasts you're going to want to get in your ears, stat.
Brad Pitt, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Margot Robbie have officially begun promoting their upcoming film, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, and things look to be off to a fun start. On Thursday, the trio linked up with director Quentin Tarantino for a photocall at the Four Seasons Hotel in LA, where they posed for pictures on a makeshift movie set. At least, Margot sure tried to pose for photos on a makeshift movie set, but her costar had other ideas. Brad was seen flying through the air (with the greatest of ease!) while the actress - who portrays Sharon Tate in the film - laughed in the background. For the record, Leo wasn't safe from a photobomb from Mr. Pitt, either.
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood follows a TV actor (DiCaprio) and his stunt double (Pitt) as they navigate Los Angeles during the infamous Manson Family murders in August 1969. "It takes place at the height of the counter-culture explosion, at the height of the hippie revolution, and at the height of a new Hollywood," Quentin Tarantino explained. Keep reading to see Brad's impressive photobombing efforts, and stay tuned for more fun promo moments ahead of OUATIH's July 26 release.
Not to state the obvious, but Kelsea Ballerini is a mega-hottie. Yes, the 25-year-old two-time Grammy-nominated country star may be spoken for (she and fellow country crooner, Morgan Evans, tied the knot in December 2017), but we'll settle for admiring her from afar - unless, of course, she's recruiting new members for her girl gang. With her blond hair, green eyes, and mile-long legs, Kelsea is not just crazy talented - she's also crazy hot. Check out the gallery to see why we're totally smitten (and seriously, Kelsea, if you're in the market for new friends, feel free to text us!).
Country couple Thomas Rhett and Lauren Akins are well on their way to being the cutest couple in the country music world! The 29-year-olds have an adorable love story: they've actually known each other nearly all their lives, dating other people seriously before admitting their feelings for each other. They've been married since 2012, and as Thomas's country music career has taken off, Lauren has been right there the whole time.
The King Of The Jungle Is Back, Baby. Fan Favourite Luke Toki Returns To Australian Survivor. - YouTube
In news that will no doubt delightSurvivordevotees everywhere, former contestant and fan favourite Luke Toki will be making his triumphant return to our screens for Australian Survivor: Champions V Contenders.
Self-described "King of the Jungle" Luke first appeared on season two of the show back in 2017, and although he ultimately fell seven places short of being crowned the sole survivor, he went on to become one of, if not the most popular Aussie survivor contestant of all time. His cheeky antics and constant energy, combined with his disarmingly solid social strategy, led to fans across the world heralding him as one of the best characters the franchise had ever seen, full stop. So, no pressure Luke, but it seems we all have high expectations for your second chance.
Joining the Champions tribe along with notable Aussies like Janine Allis and Steven Bradbury, it's clear from the trailer alone that he will be set to stir up his trademark playful drama yet again, claiming that he'll be wary of the "senior citizen alliance" forming among some of his older tribe mates. Oh Luke, never change!
Check out the full preview of Luke's return above!