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Jenna Clarke

Jenna Clarke is Lifestyle reporter with Fairfax Media.


MasterChef recap: A real Blumen challenge

Jenna Clarke Move over #cleaneating there's a new pretentious foodie buzzword.

'Good evening. Tonight I’m going to sound like a drunk': WIN News' technical hitch

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Jenna Clarke WIN news presenter Kerryn Johnston was embarrassed by a faux pas during a late-night news bulletin.

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Canberra father to appear on X Factor


Jenna Clarke Two years ago Ngunnawal father David McCallum vowed he'd make it back on The X Factor. Now he's been proved right.

All-female posse freestyle all the way to the top

News: Nirvana Dance Crew - A group of female dancers from Canberra have been selected to compete in the world hip hop dancing championships in Las Vegas. 7th of July 2013. Canberra Times Photograph by Katherine Griffiths

Jenna Clarke The royal family is the only thing standing between Australia's all girl hip hop troupe and world championship glory.

Erotica is not porn: novelist encourages new writers

Canberra novelist Tracey O'Hara

Jenna Clarke Erotica may push the boundaries of traditional publishing but it also gets an unjust and bad wrap according to award winning erotic fiction writer Tracey O'Hara.

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Sattler returns and resurfaces on the internet

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Jenna Clarke Disgraced former shock jock Howard Sattler has been cast in an advertisement which lampoons the upcoming federal election campaign.


Will royal baby birth rate as high as parents' wedding?

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge

Jenna Clarke Media outlets around the world are treading water in the lead up to when the Duchess of Cambridge's finally breaks.

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Foreshore Festival axed for 2013

26th NOVEMBER 2011 - SUNDAY - PHOTO BY MARINA NEIL - THE CANBERRA TIMES - Foreshore music festival, near Old Parliament House, Canberra.

Jenna Clarke Organisers of Canberra’s Foreshore Festival have cancelled the event for 2013 despite rapper Nicki Minaj expressing interest in performing.

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Cattle battle

MasterChef recap: Just like herding cooks

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Jenna Clarke Remember when Baz Luhrmann made a movie set in the Australian outback using some vertiginous special effects and Nicole Kidman's plummy accent? Well, imagine that train wreck, marinate it in yoghurt...

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MasterChef: The Spill

Julia Gillard and Faiza from MasterChef ousted.

Jenna Clarke It's horrible when your time is cut Shorten by a pair of crusty, dry balls.

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WIN TV to move Canberra news bulletin to Wollongong

Danielle Post, Greg Thomson and Gemma Coombe from WIN.

Hamish Boland-Rudder and Jenna Clarke The Canberra WIN news bulletin will be moved to the television channel’s Wollongong studios from next week, amid significant changes to the local news team.

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Sanitary ad: is it bloody awful?

Tampax commercial

Jenna Clarke Advertising for sanitary products has become more daring in recent times, however a Russian commercial has upped the ante with an R-rating and gruesome special effects.

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TV fiction now a fact for researcher

Professor Anne Pender is conducing a study on Australian TV culture and how the work of iconic actors from the 50s and 60s has shaped TV today. Here she watches TV in the NFSA residences.
31 May 2013.
Photo: Rohan Thomson.
The Canberra Times.


Jenna Clarke Watching TV all day, every day for six weeks sounds like a holiday, but for Anne Pender it's academic research.

100 ways to dress to impress


Reviewer: JENNA CLARKE The Hundred Dresses: The Most Iconic Styles of Our Time is the Encyclopaedia Britannica (or Google for you tech types) for style.

How Bananas in Pyjamas schooled Gen Y in the game of life

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Jenna Clarke Animation killed Bananas in Pyjamas, according to one of Australia’s leading cultural academics.

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Awkward sex

The Americans is just Felicity with a haircut and handgun

The Americans, Keri Russell and Matthew Rhys.

Jenna Clarke Ten’s new drama The Americans has been touted as 'Homeland Lite', however it’s more like Felicity: The Next Generation with scenes dedicated to board games, awkward sex and interrogation.

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Cate & Mia

Vampires to be slayed by same sex romance

Cate Blanchett.

Jenna Clarke Lesbians are set to become the new vampires in Hollywood, according to film expert Simon Weaving.


Tassie mother and daughter team crowned Biggest Losers

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Jenna Clarke Robyn and Katie Dyke are Australia’s "biggest losers" after they were crowned the winners of Channel Ten’s reality weight loss series The Biggest Loser: Next Generation on Tuesday night.

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Put away the hot pants, Kylie's got a new 'Skirt'

Kylie Minogue.

Jenna Clarke Kylie Minogue’s new single has reportedly been leaked online.

Ballet gets to grips with its inner sole

NEWS: .University of Canberra Professor Gordon Waddington is working wit the Australian Ballet School to develop ways in which ballet training shoes can be made to minimise injury and expedite recovery for professional dancers. Professor Waddington is pictured with Ballet student Emily Clout,16 of Bruce. .25th March 2013. Photo by MELISSA ADAMS of The Canberra Times.

Jenna Clarke An Australian researcher is undertaking the first major redesign of ballet slippers since the 1600s.