Snobs: the TV show . . wouldn't you rather a season in purgatory? updated sunday March 28, 2010

When George Bernard Shaw said that youth is wasted on the young, he was so incredibly right.

The mooted TV series, Snobs, looks set to be another great notch in the belt of the Australian TV industry.

It astounds me how a producer can throw four attractive young women together and assume they will maketh a winning formula.

And that’s no matter how loose the actual plot of the potential TV series, revoltingly titled ‘Snobs’, may actually be.

The series is being ‘pitched as a local version of Sex And The City and Gossip Girl.’

And according to a story I read on (that made me chuckle) it ‘co-stars Gracie Otto and Amber L’Estrange, girlfriend of one of the city’s richest young men, entrepreneur Justin Hemmes.
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Good golly, what would Noddy think of his golliwog pals being given the shove?

Can you believe the latest brou-ha-ha over gollies? The news that Noddy’s ‘black face’ golliwog buddies have been given the heave-ho from an upcoming, 60th anniversary Noddy book?

If only wooden Noddy could talk, don’t you just reckon he’d be as bemused as most of us seem to be.

PC-ness has gone totally mad and anyway, how do I tell my son that Noddy’s pal, Mr Golly has suddenly disappeared from looking after the big red car?
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Masterchef's Matt Preston hooks into Hi! Society

News Magazines boss, Sandra Hook (above) with the sartorially elegant Matt Preston
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Since when should a 7-year-old be handed 20 bucks by a parent to grab a cab home from a kids birthday party?

I was shocked, saddened and quite frankly p****d off, to the point of wild frustration, to hear about a kid who was left at a 7-year-old’s birthday party with 20 bucks and told to get a cab home.

What has the responsibility of parenting become if a mother and a father (of which this child, I am told, has both) can neither fit a quick pick-up into their busy schedules. We are ALL busy for god sake, but will ten minutes on a Saturday morning totally change your life?

After mentioning this occurence on Twitter just a while ago and @imeldamatt noted, ‘you’ve got blogging gold in that story.’

‘Sadly this sort of thing is not even a blip on DoCS radar,’ said another Tweep; @Smiles57 said ‘Parenting by remote control. Welcome to the 21st century. This is progress? while larathom said ‘please tell me u are kidding. That is scary’
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Aaaah Madonna, what does Jesus think?

Madonna, Madonna please stop it.

The always amusing ‘Fear and Clothing’ writer on the Sydney Morning Herald website (‘Style stalker’ Mindy Laube) had me nearly spluttering out my porridge the other morning when I was perusing the news online. Ms Laube posted this, well, simply, horrible photo of Ms Madonna.

Holy Madonna. Forget Jocelyn Wildenstein or Melanie Griffiths, Ms Ciccone, you’re nearly there. The problem is that when these celebs start getting into a mega surgery frenzy -and we’re not talking the odd Botox jab _ but when there are cheek implants that look like small rosy apples; mega lip enhancements; facial fillers and a zillion skin resurfacing treatments (rendering the skin looking as veiny as 5-month embryo) the whole deal starts looking just plain shocking.
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