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Guest Judges Announced for I Own Australia’s Best Home – Live Final



Guest Judges Announced for I Own Australia’s Best Home – Live Final

Foxtel announced today three guest judges who will join experts Nick Tobias, Gillian Khaw and Tim Leveson to decide who wins Lifestyle’s new hit property show I Own Australia’s Best Home.

Selling Houses Australia’s Andrew Winter, fashion icon and homewares’ designer Collette Dinnigan and one of the country’s most stylish men and editor of Vogue Living, Neale Whitaker will lend their expertise to choose which of the homes already publicly voted into the final, will be the ultimate winner.

The guest judges and the experts will be joined by the nine finalists and their families in a live final where one of them will win $30,000 for a charity of their choice and the title of Australia’s Best Home.

“The viewers have voted for their favourite homes and choosing which one wins will be a very difficult job,” says Andrew Winter. “If this was Who Has the Biggest House, or Who Has the Most Expensive Kitchen then that would be so much easier. I have played along each week and have loved this show. I’m now pleased and excited I’ll be able to discuss the homes with fellow guest judges – although I know my opinions will be right of course!”

“I’m very excited to be judging the final of I Own Australia’s Best Home” says fellow judge Neale Whitaker. “To me a home tells a very different story to a house. It’s about the life that is lived there and the way the building supports that lifestyle. I’ll be looking for all the details that make the winning home truly special.”

“Creating a home is a very intimate process reflecting each of our personal journeys. What we surround ourselves with speaks about our memories, our hopes and our dreams. In my case, I have collected a lot of objects, furniture and pieces of art during my travels” comments Collette Dinnigan about her own home. “They are often quite eclectic pieces, some old, some new, but I try to present them with cohesion so that there is a sense of a story. That to me makes a home.”

The Final of I Own Australia’s Best Home will air on Lifestyle on Wednesday, November 30 at 8:30pm.

I Own Australia’s Best Home is a FremantleMedia Australia production for Foxtel.


Foxtel invites viewers to taste before they binge with free access to new HBO shows


Media Release: Monday, October 24, 2016

Foxtel invites viewers to taste before they binge with free access to new HBO shows

Select screenings of first episodes of Westworld, Quarry, Divorce, Insecure and High Maintenance free on

Foxtel is offering Australians hungry for great drama a unique opportunity to experience the first episode from a host of HBO programs for free via the Foxtel website. The unprecedented move comes following an initial free screening of the first episode of HBO’s new, and already critically acclaimed, sci-fi drama Westworld, which received an overwhelmingly popular response from both subscribers and non-subscribers alike.

In addition to Westworld, Foxtel is also screening HBO’s Divorce and Quarry, with plans to add upcoming shows Insecure and High Maintenance, which viewers can watch at:

Westworld (Episode one available until November 2) is a reality bending drama, starring Anthony Hopkins (Silence of the Lambs), Evan Rachel Wood (American Gothic, True Blood) and James Marsden (X-Men). Set at the intersection of the near future and the reimagined past, Westworld, based on the 1973 film, is a dark odyssey that looks at the dawn of artificial consciousness and the evolution of sin and explores a world in which every human appetite, no matter how noble or depraved, can be indulged.

Divorce (Episode one available until November 2) starring Sarah Jessica Parker (Sex and the City) and Thomas Haden Church (Sideways, Broken Trail), centres on Frances, who, after more than a decade of marriage and two children, has suddenly begun to reassess her life and her strained relationship with her husband Robert. Other cast regulars include Molly Shannon (Enlightened, Saturday Night Live) as Frances’ high- strung friend Diane, who has a successful husband, a beautiful house and no children; Talia Balsam (Mad Men) as Frances’ close friend Dallas, who has been both widowed and divorced; Tracy Letts (Homeland) as Diane’s husband Nick; Sterling Jerins (World War Z) as Frances’ and Robert’s daughter Lila; and Charlie Kilgore (Moonrise Kingdom) as their son Tom. Season one guests include Jemaine Clement (Flight of the Conchords), Dean Winters (Brooklyn Nine-Nine), Joanna Adler (Orange Is the New Black), Robert Forster (Twin Peaks).

Quarry (Episode one available until November 2) is set during a tumultuous period in the early 1970s, and tells the story of Mac Conway, a US Marine who returns home to Memphis from Vietnam in 1972 and finds himself shunned by those he loves and demonised by the public. As he struggles to cope with his experiences at war, Conway is drawn into a network of killing and corruption that spans the length of the Mississippi River. Starring Logan Marshall-Green (Prometheus, 24, Spider-Man: Homecoming) as Mac Conway, whose decision to return to Vietnam cost him a “normal” life; Jodi Balfour (Final Destination 5) as Mac’s wife Joni, whose job at a local newspaper led to a regrettable decision during Mac’s absence; Peter Mullan (Olive Kitteridge) as The Broker, whose promises come with cruel demands; Nikki Amuka-Bird (Luther) as Ruth Solomon, wife to Mac’s Marine pal Arthur and mother of two; and Australia’s own Damon Herriman (Justified) as Buddy, an eccentric member of The Broker’s team.

Additional free first episodes arrive from November 4 – December 3 with the debut of new HBO series Insecure and High Maintenance

Insecure (Episode one available November 4 – December 3) is a new half-hour comedy that explores the friendship of two modern-day African American women, as well as all their uncomfortable experiences and racy tribulations. Insecure was created by, and stars, Issa Rae who brings her fresh voice to HBO with this painfully funny new comedy series, which follows best friends Issa (Rae) and Molly (Yvonne Orji) as they navigate the tricky professional and personal terrain of Los Angeles, while facing the challenges of being two African American women who defy all stereotypes.

High Maintenance (Episode one available November 4 – December 3) follows an NYC pot dealer with a list of clients with neuroses as diverse as the city itself and provides a glimpse into the private lives of customers – and how they light things up. Created, written and directed by the husband-and-wife team Katja Blichfeld and Ben Sinclair, the new half-hour episode series explores the intriguing, often eccentric private lives of dozens of New Yorkers with one connection: their weed dealer. Guest stars include Michael Cyril Creighton (Horace and Pete), Australian actress Yael Stone (Orange is the New Black), Dan Stevens (Downton Abbey), Heléne Yorke (Masters of Sex), Greta Lee (Girls), Hannibal Burress (Broad City), Amy Ryan (Gone Baby Gone), Miriam Shor (Younger), Lee Tergesen (Outcast, Oz) and Peter Friedman (The Affair).


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Foxtel’s Country Music Channel (CMC) is excited to announce Country Music’s Biggest Night™, THE 50th ANNUAL CMA AWARDS, will broadcast Thursday 3 November at 11am, LIVE and only on CMC.

Direct from the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee, Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood return to host the highly anticipated event on the Country Music calendar, where the biggest names in Country Music will gather to honour the best performers, songwriters,
record producers and music video directors of the past year.

Superstar Dolly Parton will be the 2016 recipient of the Willie Nelson Lifetime Achievement Award, which will be presented during The 50th Annual CMA Awards. The Willie Nelson Lifetime Achievement Award is for an iconic artist who has attained the highest degree of
recognition in Country Music.

The 50th Annual CMA Awards will feature a star-studded lineup of artists performing including Keith Urban, Garth Brooks with Trisha Yearwood, Luke Bryan, Florida Georgia Line, Tim McGraw, Miranda Lambert, Dierks Bentley, Eric Church, Maren Morris,
Kelsea Ballerini, Kacey Musgraves, Little Big Town and in addition to their hosting duties, both Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood will perform on the night also.

The stellar line-up of finalists for The 50th Annual CMA Awards represent the depth and range of Country Music over the past five decades from soulful traditionalists to contemporary ground-breakers. Eric Church, Maren Morris and Chris Stapleton top the list for nominees
for The 50th Annual CMA Awards with five nominations each. Dierks Bentley, Carrie Underwood and Keith Urban received four nominations and Tim McGraw received three nominations. Artists who received two nominations include Kelsea Ballerini, Luke Bryan,
Cam, Old Dominion, Brothers Osborne and Thomas Rhett.

Vying for the coveted ‘Entertainer of the Year Award’ includes nominees Garth Brooks, Luke Bryan, Chris Stapleton, Carrie Underwood and Keith Urban.

Sarah Trahern, CMA Chief Executive Officer, said: “I am very excited about this year’s list of nominees. We have artists who received their first CMA Awards nominations decades ago alongside first-timers; we have critically-acclaimed songwriters and artists who have
reset the bar for Country Music. This is going to be an exciting year in addition to celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the CMA Awards.”

Encore Screenings: Thursday 3 November at 7pm, Friday 4 November at 12pm and 8pm, Saturday 5 November at 3pm and Sunday 6 November at 12pm on CMC.

For The 50th Annual CMA Awards full nominee list visit • [email protected][email protected]_australia • [email protected]_australia


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